The Odin Kingdom's royal family, the Henry Family, and the Shadow Tower also followed suit and attacked. The group took advantage of that opportunity to frantically cast spells. The Nine-Tailed Icefox dragged its stiffened tails, and it could only cast with less than half of its tails.
At that time, Dylas raised his staff and rapidly chanted an incantation.
Four shadows appeared around the Nine-Tailed Icefox, sticking close to the floor as they silently attacked like vipers. When they approached, they transformed into four large shadow hands and grabbed the Icefox's limbs, trapping it.
"Hurry up and attack, I can only hold it for a few seconds," Dylas loudly screeched, paling as he grabbed onto the Nine-Tailed Icefox.
In the back, Enderfa grinned as he mumbled in a low voice, "That guy actually has some use! That is the Shadow branch of Shadow Magic. He can't be considered too weak if he is able to control Shadow Bind to that extent.
"But that Dedale really is fierce enough, his burst power isn't much inferior to Merlin's..."
Seeing such a good opportunity, the Odin Kingdom's group seemed to have gone crazy. Dedale rushed within a hundred meters of the Icefox, spouting endless orange flames and directly suppressing its head.
The others also joined in with their spells. The Quicksand Tower released large waves of sand that endlessly covered the Nine-Tailed Icefox's four limbs, forcibly twisting them. Some sand even covered the Icefox's neck, as if trying to snap it.
Altogether, there were Sky City's rain of rays, the Odin royal family's storm of Wind Blades, the Henry Family's magic scrolls and storms of spells, as well as the Shadow Tower's Shadow Bind...
Less than three minutes later, the Nine-Tailed Icefox was half-dead from the group's burst.
Dedale used the Incarnation of a Flame Elemental and flew above the Icefox before impaling its head with a large Fire God Spear, thoroughly ending its life.
Within the group, Dedale did the most damage to the Icefox. He was the strongest, and only his spells could cause a bit more damage to the Icefox. If not for Dedale, the others wouldn't have been able to injure the Icefox very much, and wanting to kill it wouldn't have been possible.
The impulsive group of people took less than ten minutes to kill that Icefox, and Lin Yun's group didn't have the opportunity to make a move.
In fact, Lin Yun hadn't planned to act from the start. He was just watching his surroundings, from the floor to the pillars, and also checking out the tall, cliff-like wall at the end of the hallway and the patterns on it.
These patterns didn't seem strange, but the scope was huge, and they were too complicated. The others simply didn't care about it, but Lin Yun took notice. Although he hadn't figured out any clues yet, he felt that these patterns weren't as simple as they looked.
Lin Yun didn't make a move, but Jouyi, Harren, and the Azurewave Sword Saint did. Unfortunately, the Odin Kingdom's people were like a group of crazy mad dogs that had seen a bone. They were flocking all over it, and the others simply didn't have the chance to get involved. Dedale was especially extreme, as his way of fighting was completely different from that of an orthodox mage. He was fighting like the Andlusa Kingdom's Battlemages, charging frantically.
Jouyi and the others couldn't even intervene. They could only look at the Odin Kingdom's people chaotically bullying the Nine-Tailed icefox.
Lin Yun was still looking at the surrounding patterns after the fight was over. When he noticed this, Dylas sneered and loudly exclaimed, "It is said that the Andlusa Kingdom's people are just a pack of weaklings, but I hadn't expected them to be such cowards! They saw a true Heaven Rank Magic Beast and didn't dare to act! They could only hide in the back like slimes.
"Come, that Nine-Tailed Icefox has already died, there is no need to be afraid. Come!
"What? You hid in the back like cowards and didn't exert yourself during the fight, but now that the fight is over, you still want to laze around?"
A few of the Andlusans were immediately angered by this.
Harren defended himself with a dark expression. "What do you mean by lazing around, Sir Dylas? There is only so much space here, and we can only attack the Nine-Tailed Icefox from the front. How could we have the opportunity to make a move? Forcibly meddling would have messed up everyone's fighting rhythm."
Jouyi's complexion wasn't too good either. Anyone labelled as a lazy coward wouldn't feel good.
"Sir Dylas, please be careful with your words. We simply couldn't join in the fight earlier. If we'd forcibly joined in the fight, it might have allowed the Icefox to free itself of its bindings. The advantage that had been gained would have been needlessly lost. That is why we didn't join."
The Azurewave Sword Saint also looked very displeased as he coldly snorted. He remained silent, but his gaze was as sharp as a knife as he looked at Dylas.
And none of Lin Yun's subordinates even cared about Dylas.
Enderfa disdainfully scolded, "Moron."
Xiuban grinned as he waved at Dylas and taunted, "Come, come, Uncle Xiuban is rather itchy."
As for Lin Yun, he barely glanced at Dylas and completely ignored him.
'That guy is making a ruckus again... A Nine-Tailed Icefox that just reached adulthood was attacked by a group including a powerhouse like Dedale. What use was there in others making a move too? What an idiot.
'Moreover, you met a magic beast and directly rushed to kill it, with no knowledge of the situation. You completely forgot where we are, yet you are still proud of killing it without thinking.
Lin Yun kept looking around the arrangement of the temple while Dylas continued to criticize others with an air of complacency.
Seeing that Lin Yun didn't say a word and "tacitly acknowledged" his criticism, Dylas was invigorated and pulled Morgan to the side to keep speaking.
"Sir Morgan, what do you say, aren't these Andlusan insects a bunch of lazy cowards? When encountering a battle, they hid in the back and just watched it happen. Especially Mafa Merlin, he is so ashamed that he didn't dare to retort after hearing my words.
"No wonder they killed so few magic beasts before! It turns out they were just hiding when encountering danger. I say, those Andlusan insects must have had such great losses due to encountering more danger after hiding from it for so long.
"It is a miracle that these cowards managed to survive so far. I bet it won't take long before they are wiped out. Do you agree?"
Morgan had an awkward expression as he forced himself to smile, absent-mindedly echoing his words. "Haha, Sir Dylas, your words are reasonable, hmm, reasonable..."
Morgan's smile looked very bitter. He wanted to hide into the crowd, but there was nowhere to hide from the enthusiastic Dylas. He cautiously checked on Lin Yun from the corner of his eyes and noticed that he was more interested in the surrounding patterns and wasn't paying attention to this side. This made Morgan sigh in relief.
He turned to look at Dylas' posturing, wishing that he could slap him.
'This damned guy... If you want to die, go die on your own, don't drag me in. Mafa Merlin isn't that accommodating. This was just a newly awakened Heaven Rank Magic Beast. That guy probably could have handled it on its own. You think that just because he didn't attack it meant that he didn't dare?
'Damn! Fortunately, Sir Merlin didn't pay attention to me. If he just casually said something that let the other forces' members know of what I did, even if I returned alive, I would be killed by those violent women.
'Last time, the Great Elder's daughter used a True Spirit Magic Tool as a bounty, and moreover, those violent women put forward at least three more True Spirit Magic Tools as a bounty! If they learned that it was me, I would really be screwed.'
Dylas noticed that Morgan was a bit distracted, but he didn't really mind. He only asked, "Sir Morgan, what's going on? It looks like you are thinking of something else."
Morgan forced himself to answer as he wondered if putting a Dark Sphere in Dylas' mouth would shut him up.
"Ah, it's fine, Sir Dylas. I was thinking about the casting problem earlier. If I had slowed down my casting speed, I would have been able to cast even more destructive spells. Sorry, I've been lost in my thoughts..."
Dylas didn't think much of Morgan being absent-minded. He kept talking some more with a smile before pulling in other people to get their approval.
Dylas had barely turned around when Morgan squeezed back into the crowd, trying his best to look invisible.
Dylas sought the approval of others to fan the flames when Dedale came over with a sneer.
"Hmpf, there can't be any cowards or lazy people in the team I lead. When fighting, as long as they are alive, the members of my team all have to raise their weapons to fight.
"When faced with an enemy, the lazier someone is, the faster they will die. Not only would they lose their own life, but they would affect the entire team.
"Such a person would definitely be kicked out of my team. I won't lead any lazy bums," Dedale said with disdain.
The battle style of the Burning Tower was well-known throughout the Odin Kingdom; they were like the swordsmen among mages, specializing in burst power. In battle, all of them would attack together and use such speed that the enemy wouldn't be able to react, bursting with power far beyond the enemies' imagination. They would expand upon their advantage until finally tearing their enemies apart.
The people that didn't take action during a battle were the ones they despised the most. Even if they were facing a slime, unless the enemy was killed, they wouldn't allow people to relax their vigilance.
Everyone heard Dedale's words, and when paired with the terrifying strength he had just revealed, everyone nodded. Dylas was so happy he couldn't help himself.
"Right, that's the case! How could one be lazy in a fight? This must be put to an end. Fortunately, we didn't form a team with them at that time. If we'd let them join our ranks, wouldn't that have hurt us when it came to fighting?"