The exchange proceeded without a problem after Ysnay beat the twelfth-layer practitioner of the Carmell family.
We received ten carriages filled with two hundred sets of military gear each, for a total of two thousand sets. That was the amount we agreed with the Carmell family.
Of course, there was no way we could take these ten carriages to the camp just like that. No matter how much of an idiot the general is, he would notice something strange.
Instead, we made use of another storage ring we had prepared for this occasion.
But when the men of the Carmell family watched us kept the two thousand sets of military gear inside a storage ring, they were agape at the ring capacity.
Spatial equipment was not something common in this world. In fact, very few people had access to something like that.
After all, you needed a powerful mage adept in space magic to create one. And the number of mages like that was very limited.
And even if there was a mage like that, his chances of success to create a storage ring would be very low.
Normally, only the most powerful nobles of the empire could get something like that in their hands, and they treated these rings like valuable treasures.
And even then, the biggest storage device this world has seen was around ten cubic meters of size.
The men of the Carmell family were already slightly surprised when we gave them the money in a storage ring, but when they saw us store so many gods in another storage ring, their minds were blown away by the ring enormous capacity.
If not for Ysnay’s presence, perhaps they would have even considered attacking us just to steal the ring.
Of course, they could not know I made that ring personally.
With my mastery of space, I can put an entire continent inside a ring if I’m serious, not to mention just two thousand sets of armor.
After Aunt Dayana finished storing the two thousand sets, she once more looked at the men of the Carmell Family.
“It’s done. We will be delivering this gear to the agreed place in the next week.”
The fat man nodded with an ingratiating smile. “That is good. I’m sure you know the importance of that gear, Madam, so I hope you are very careful in the way. Nothing can happen to this.”
“I understand. You don’t need to worry.” Aunt Dayana said indifferently before gesturing us to leave under the complicated gazes of the Carmell family’s men.
But as soon as we left the meeting place, I felt a gaze on us.
Raising an eyebrow, I extended my senses to find the source of the gaze.
One instant later, I curved my lips up.
“Claus?” Aunt Dayana looked at me curiously. “Is anything wrong?”
“Just some idiots tailing us. Give me a second, I’ll go to deal with them.”
Aunt Dayana was a bit worried, but when she saw that my ‘teacher’, Ysnay, did not stop me, she did not stop me either.
“Be careful, okay?”
“Don’t worry, aunt. Nothing will happen.” I said calmly before turning around.
But before I could leave, someone else spoke up.
“Wait a moment. I’ll go with you.”
“Katherine?” I was startled.
“You don’t mind, right?” She asked with a frown.
Of course not, dear.
With a chuckle, I extended my hand towards her.
Katherine hesitated slightly before grabbing my hand.
Immediately, I stepped across space, disappearing together with Katherine to the surprise of Aunt Dayana and Andrea who still did not know I could do something like that.
When Katherine and I reappeared, we were several kilometers away inside a forest.
Katherine was a bit surprised when the scenery around her changed suddenly, but she had already experienced this once before, so she quickly calmed down.
“Where are the enemies?” Katherine asked in a low voice.
I smiled and extended my hand. Immediately, mana gathered on it, creating an enormous whirlpool of energy that made Katherine pale.
Then, pushed the whirlpool towards the forest.
The next second–
The portion of the forest ahead of us disappeared completely!
Katherine watched with shocked eyes at my powerful attack. But in the next second, her expression changed.
Two shadows appeared in our two sides, wielding two daggers each and stabbing towards our bodies.
The attacks were so fast and sharp that they seemed impossible to stop or evade!
“Careful!” She managed to blurt out, but I had reacted even before her.
Before the shadows could reach us, I waved my hand calmly, creating two mana barriers that protected us.
The daggers clashed against the barriers, creating two sharp sounds that reverberated through the forest. But despite the terrifying power and speed behind the daggers, they failed to damage the barrier in the slightest.
One of the shadows clocked his tongue. He then waved his hand, and the trees around us seemed to become alive!
In an instant, hundreds of branches and roots moved like snakes and stabbed towards our bodies mercilessly!
“Elves!” Katherine shouted surprised.
I nodded while stopping the attack with my barrier.
“And they are rather powerful. Both twelfth-layer practitioners. What are you doing here so deep inside the empire?” I asked the two shadow men curiously.
Unsurprisingly, they did not reply.
Instead, they looked at me silently and warily.
When they saw I stopped their attacks so easily, they realized I was a very powerful practitioner.
“Troublesome.” One of them muttered. “Should we leave?”
“Let’s go. We can’t lose time here.” The other nodded.
Then, without caring about us, they jumped towards the trees and ran away at incredible speed.
They were planning to escape!
Unfortunately for them, they were facing me.
Shaking my head, I made a grabbing gesture with my hand.
Immediately, the space around me became denser. The elves felt as though the air around them became solid, hindering their movements.
“Do you think you can leave without my permission?” I asked them with a smile.
The elves looked at each other with grave smiles. But they were still calm.
Nodding at each other, they shouted at the same time, releasing an incredible amount of mana that blew everything around them away!
The power of their mana made it seem like they were going to escape at any moment!
I raised an eyebrow slightly before chuckling.
As soon as my words sounded, the pressure around the elves became even stronger.
It was as though the air around them became solid, stopping their movements completely.
Even their mana was forced back to their bodies!
The elves’ eyes opened wide in fear. Finally, they realized they had met someone much stronger than them.
But in the next instant, their eyes burned with a determined glint.
To my surprise, their souls started to crumble, releasing an incredible power that was about to burst out of their bodies.
They were planning to detonate their souls to bring us down with them!
In about one second, several kilometers around us would turn into a giant crater filled with flames and heat!
I was slightly stunned. This was not the first time I saw this kind of attack, but I had not seen someone detonating their souls in a long, long time.
This was so ruthless. No normal mortal would pull it out.
Unfortunately for them, they pulled it out in front of the wrong person.
“Stop,” I spoke.
And their souls obeyed.
As though it was a lie, their soul detonation froze completely.
Then, their souls went back to their normal state, as though time was turning back.
“… Impossible…” One of the elves muttered in shock, his eyes trembling in terror.
I smiled at them pulled Katherine’s hand, walking towards the elves with an interested expression.
“I’m curious now. What kind of secret are you hiding that you tried to commit suicide without hesitation?”
The elves’ expressions turned pale.
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