Both of them have stood there before, multiple times over the course of the tournament. And yet, Cass and Liro still felt at unease in front of the crowd.
Numerous pairs of eyes looked their way, many more than before.
Like always, the last round was the most spectated. A lot of people, even those normally uninterested in the tournament, flocked to see the final match. If anywhere, this was the place to view high-class mages display complete control over their element.
Headmaster Mateo, who stood between the two Vernal mages, spoke out over the crowd. “One can understand the hardship of fighting someone with the same sphere. Someone who has been taught nearly everything you have.” Mateo paused for a moment. “Both mages need to truly bring that what the other cannot, that what makes them unique.”
“But during this round, the competitors will face another challenge, apart from just each other.”
On cue, the mirrors behind Mateo, and by extension Liro and