Chris whirled his sword in the air and the ice fragments floating around his body bonded together and formed a sharp icy spear. He dropped his shield and formed signs with his fingers. Slowly, water from the cavern formed two pillars that intersected Purete’s hands and feet. With a snap of his fingers, Chris froze the water and turned it into thick ice. He waved his sword and pointed it towards Purete. Almost immediately, the spear flew towards the dreadful goblin, and pierced through its body.
Chris fainted due to exhaustion, but the icy pillars kept the dead body of Purete in standing position. All the other fire goblins became disorganized and started to run. Lillin, on the other hand, recovered consciousness and looked around.
“Chris!” she exclaimed when she saw Chris lying in the middle of the room.
“Don’t worry,” said Grunt. “I think he’s fine.”
“What happened?” asked Lillin.
Grunt slowly positioned Chris in sitting position on a huge rock.
“It is like what the Chief told me,” Grunt began. “The Chief noticed Chris’ ability during his last attack that killed Priotus. Your companion knows how to control the element of ice.”
Lillin looks confused. “I don’t understand. Control of the other elements was lost several years ago. The only ancient magic that was passed to us is manipulation of the fire element. How can this be possible?”
“I couldn’t believe the Chief as well,” Grunt said. “But when I saw Chris, controlling the element of ice, I realized that it is true. However, it seems that he cannot fully control his powers yet.”
Lillin looked at Purete’s dead body. “Such thick wall of ice! Even when the caster is unconscious, the ice remains solid.”
“Indeed. Let us wait here and let Chris recover,” Grunt remarked. “Using that ability may have drained out most of his energy.”
“Yes. There is no reason to hurry. I am sure the burden of revenge has been lifted from Chris with the death of the fire goblin’s leader.” Lillin said with content.
Grunt sat down to rest while Lillin continued to observe the ice spectacle. Looking at Purete, she suddenly stopped.
“Not again! Something’s wrong!” Lillin exclaimed.
Grunt immediately stood up and asked, “What’s the matter?”
Lillin shook her head. “Look at his eyes! It has the same black stripes as the bear that we killed on our way to Ishrock.”
“Now that you mention it, I noticed that Priotus’ eyes were different too.” Grunt mentioned. “We have to go back to the chief! We have a lot to tell him.”