Time for a counter-offensive!
Once again after blocking a spell her aura surrounds her entire body, im thinking while on the defensive she throws some of her power into blocking attacks, perhaps if hit with a hard enough attack she may even lose connection to the generals armor.
Looks like the rest of the world doesn't seem to be aware that magic potential/spirit magic is with all those with pandemonium/magic powers. Ariara does, and is using it. Hmm.
I keep looking at that thing on the Judge's shoulder and thinking it looks like a rubber ducky.
the iron willed judge has the poooweeer!
Nice spell effects!
Loving this so much, and I'm impressed by how the Judge is pulling a good fight despite his seemingly obvious weakness to magnetic magic.
@Browser It's a golden bird. I'm not sure what kind of bird though.
Also, shouldn't it be 'Fusillade', not 'Fussilade'?
He's got some fire tracing along the ground in the last two panels. Is he trying to sneak his doppelgÃ¤nger behind her somehow?
where da pupil in 4th panel?
Yeah I noticed the typo myself earlier but my internet was being bad, so couldn't re-upload with a fix.
She must have been trained well. If it all makes sense, she must have had someone who taught her to utilize her aura to act as a defensive shield against magic, 'erasing' it before it can harm her.
It's interesting, since we have Noah just learning how magic works, and then we have this master class between two expert mages throwing their full array at one another!
Ohhh this is bad... Ariara appears to have picked up a Burk-like resistance to telegraphed attacks!
Speaking of telegraphing attacks, the Judge's straightforwardness seems to hinder his combat performance. When he cast Judicial Clerk, he had it appear in front of Ariara, giving her the split second she needed to brace against Blowing Gun. Then, when Ariara thought he could teleport, the Judge explained his power, enabling Ariara to plan accordingly.
Hah I like how the General muses about Ariara's power; I wonder what the mages know that we don't? Like, if she controls ferrous metals and the Judge knows it, you'd think he'd have removed his armor right away, or at least throw it off now. Also, she should've sought armor right away, since she could probably fly around almost effortlessly with whatever power she was using to levitate that huge metal pirate ship and those swords, only targeted against her own armor. But maybe being coated in armor would prevent her from projecting her power out or something?
Last, I kinda wonder about magical exhaustion. In Noah's story, it seemed like Pandemonium users had more free, unlimited access to use their power as much as they want, albeit their powers were less flexible. Then Free Magic users could do just about anything, but it was draining or something. And presumably Magic Potential is also draining, since we've seen the Aristocrat drain himself by throwing punches. I get the impression that there's no clear-cut line between those classifications, though I'd guess that the Judge is more Free Magic-ish while Ariara's more Pandemonium-ish. If so, the Judge might be feeling pretty drained by this point, unless the fiery prisons he was using earlier are more of a Pandemonium-type power? Judicial Clerk's the only spell that he seems to truly be limited in usage of.
Perhaps she sword a weakness?