(The following is a preview of the next chapter Magi: The Tales of Aladdin, The Festival of Maharagan. Viewer discretion is advised.)
“Are you ready, Aladdin?”
“Heck yeah! Gimme your best shot!”
Yamraiha smiled before she held up her staff, creating a ball of water before she threw it at Aladdin, who erected his 3-Headed Dragon Barrier as Alibaba and Shahra stood nearby, watching. The heads of the barrier then lunged at Yamraiha, who jumped back, dodging the bites.
“There it is!” Alibaba exclaimed. “Aladdin’s 3-headed dragon barrier! What is that?!”
“He’s using his magoi to defend himself,” Yamraiha said. “It’s called a borg. It’s proof that you’re a sorcerer. Since our bodies are more geared towards magic, they’re weaker than the average human, but to make up for I, we can use a borg to protect ourselves from most physical attacks and even some minor magic attacks, too. I’ve never seen a borg with dragon heads, though, and used offensively.”
“When I was in that mysterious room,” Aladdin answered, “my Mother gave this kind of magic to me. That’s also where I learned Heat Magic for the first time. Pretty cool, huh?”
“I’ll admit, your magic is powerful,” Yamraiha said, “but what you’re doing is actually just releasing a blast of fire, and that’s actually child’s play.”
“What do you mean?” Aladdin asked, confused.
“Well, magic can actually do a lot more,” Yamraiha said. “Take this, for example.”
Suddenly, she vanished into thin air!
“W-what in Solomon’s name?!” Alibaba questioned. “She’s gone!!”
“Where’d she go?!” Aladdin asked, looking around.
Shahra also looked around, confused.
“I’m right here, you silly boys.”
Suddenly, Alibaba’s hand lifted up, seemingly on its own.
“Huh!?” Alibaba muttered in confusion and shock. “H-hey! What’s going on?!”
“Is that magic, too?” Aladdin asked.
“That’s right,” Yamraiha answered from wherever she was standing. “I call it Sharrar Magd. I told the rukh to refract the light off water vapor to hide myself.”
“You can do that?!” Alibaba questioned.
“That’s right,” Yamraiha said as she reappeared beside the blonde-headed prince, “if I give the rukh the correct commands for gathering water, converting water vapor, and controlling light.”
“Commands?” Aladdin repeated.
“Magic consists of spells,” Yamraiha answered. “Certain commands to rukh have certain effects, according to the invisible laws that shape the world. Figuring them out and combining them to cause certain phenomena…that’s what magic is. With training, a magoi-user like yourself can employ magic consisting of hundred of commands!”
“…So that’s magic…!” Aladdin whispered, gripping his staff eagerly. “Thanks, Yam! Please tell me more about magic! I wanna get better at it!”
Yamraiha nodded her head, smiling warmly at the boy.
“I’ll teach you everything I know,” she said.
Alibaba smiled as Yamraiha led Aladdin away with Shahra following not long after.
‘Aladdin…he sure is one hell of a kid,’ he thought…as he put his hand on his broken knife. ‘As for me…well…’
“Hey there, Alibaba!”
Alibaba turned to see Sinbad approaching with Alozza and Morgiana following behind him.
“You working hard or hardly working?” Sinbad asked.
“Sinbad!” Alibaba exclaimed.
“Come with me,” Sinbad said. “It’s time to train with your Metal Vessel.”
Mood: dA Love
Reading: Magi Volume 8