The Wizard World - Chapter 192
Chapter 192: Ashore (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The beetle nest was advancing slowly in the front. With Isabel’s speed buff spell, the boat successfully followed after the ship. The distance between the two was about a hundred meters.
The knell beetles had horrifying appearances. However, it seemed like they did not care that their own nest was being followed by humans, and the beetles showed no intention to attack.
Three weeks later, Angele finally saw land and changed the boat’s route.
In the afternoon, the four stood on the deck, watching the land getting closer.
It was dark and cloudy outside. The rain could fall anytime.
“It’s a small island,” Isabel said as her brows knitted. “I already checked our location. We can try to find another boat here, and head to our destination later. The two islands are close.”
“Thanks to those beetles.” Angele stood on the side. “Isabel, you can stop channeling the spell now.”
She raised her right hand and pointed her finger in the air.
Something exploded in the air, and white waves appeared under her head, which vanished into the air after several seconds.
At the same time, a small black bird flew away from the ship and landed on Isabel’s right shoulder. She carefully grabbed the bird’s feet, reverted it into a small black ball, and returned the ball to her pouch.
The boat was approaching the island ahead.
Angele could see the golden beach and the coconut trees by the shore. Several seagulls landed on the sand and started looking for food.
They flew into the air after seeing the boat.
The noise of swinging wings mixed with their chirps was loud and annoying.
Gill jumped down to the beach after the boat docked by the shore. He was wearing a silver armor suit with a short sword and black wooden shield in hands.
“I’ll go check the surroundings first,” Gill turned his head around and shouted.
Rivail jumped off the boat too. He walked around the beach and checked the trails left on the sand.
Angele and Isabel climbed down the boarding ladder slowly.
Angele walked to the side and overlooked the sea. A black ship was slowly sailing away, continuously becoming blurred in his sight.
It was the nest of the knell beetles.
“Interesting. I never expected to see a nest of an ancient creature on the sea, and it’s… a mobile nest. Wait, but why did the beetles build the nest in an abandoned ship…?” Angele muttered.
“It’s my first time seeing a moving beetle nest on the sea, too. Normal creatures will never mess with those knell beetles. They prefer rotten and poisonous food, but they don’t attack human beings if not provoked. Wizards call them the ‘Scavenger of the Land’, but I heard their numbers had been reducing recently. Those beetles helped us a lot. We wouldn’t be able to find this island if they didn’t come to us.” Isabel sighed with emotion.
The two stood by the boat and chatted for a while. Angele kept his adventure in the ruin as a secret and told Isabel nothing about it. She had no idea that Angele killed Kuirman and she still thought Angele was just an average Gas stage Wizard that could barely handle Kuirman’s attack.
Gill and Rivail finished their investigations and returned to the boat.
Blood was dripping down the blade of Gill’s short sword.
“I found a wooden house that was invaded by wild beasts. I think this island is used as a supply storage for certain ships. The only thing we need to do is wait here and the other ships will come by soon or later.” Gill looked relieved. “Also, I found plenty of food and water in the house. We can certainly use that.”
“Great.” Isabel nodded and turned to Rivail. “How about you?”
Rivail nodded as well.
“Master, the traces left here indicates that the shore is modified by humans. I agree with what Gill just said.”
“Nice, let’s wait for the ship on the island then,” Angele said.
The night came, then a white ship finally appeared in their sights, approaching the island quickly.
The white ship was fully-armored and packed with cannons.
One of the guards on the ship was Rivail’s friend, which made things easier. The captain of the ship was a strong man with a red beard. A fully equipped ship like that usually robbed small merchant groups on the sea when they were short on money. Ships disappeared on the sea all the time, and no one would know what happened if there was no other ship around.
When the four boarded the ship, the captain decided not to rob them upon realizing that it was two Grand Knights and two formal Wizards. Angele asked him to sail back to the public dock at Nola. Although the captain looked annoyed, he still nodded his head.
One week later, the clean public dock finally appeared in Angele’s sight.
Angele stood inside his cabin and stared at the approaching land through the window.
Someone knocked on the door.
“Come in, please. Captain Hawk. The door is not locked.” Angele turned around.
A man with a red beard pushed the door open. He was wearing a messy noble suit with a black pirate hat over his head. Hawk looked drunk. Angele’s brow knitted after smelling the stench coming from the man’s clothes.
“What happened?” he asked calmly.
“Master Green, we’ll arrive at the public dock soon.” Captain Hawk knew that most Wizards were short-tempered. He knew he should act politely in front of them, as those cold-blooded killers could kill him without being noticed easily.
He had heard of those rumors from the merchants he had businesses with, but he did not want to risk anything.
“Great.” Angele nodded. “Let’s gather the others on the deck first.”
The two left the cabin and stepped onto the deck. Angele saw Isabel and the two Grand Knights already standing by the railings. He noticed a man in a gray robe mixed in with the sailors. There was a silver badge on the left side of the robe and had the shape of a crescent moon.
The man was a Wizard apprentice from a small organization called Silver Moon. He was one step away from becoming a formal Wizard, but this one last step was the nightmare of most rank 3 Wizard apprentices.
The man quickly stepped forward after seeing Angele walking to him.
“Master Green, you’re here.” The Wizard apprentice’s name was Miller, and he was a slick talker. The man’s eyes and hair were all black. Angele sensed something familiar from him.
“Yeah, what’s going on? It’ll still take several minutes before we can dock.” Angele noticed that the sailors were staring at something on the surface of the sea. Isabel turned around to greet him and then looked at the sea as well.
The atmosphere on the deck was intense. Angele was confused at this scene, so he quickly walked to the railing and tried to find out what was going on.
A small black dot was moving fast on the blue sea. It was being chased by five dolphin-looking creatures. Half-naked merfolk with light blue skin were riding on the dolphins’ backs.
Angele took a closer look and understood the situation.
A Wizard in a black robe was being chased down by the merfolk Wizards.
The Dark Wizard looked weak and tired. The merfolk Wizards behind him were increasing their speed. They were releasing blue water waves, but all of them were blocked by the Dark Wizard.
It seemed like the Dark Wizard had noticed the ship. He turned around and started running toward the ship, traveling at full speed.
As the Dark Wizard got closer, Angele realized that it was a young woman. She was wounded, and Angele could see the scars on her face. The woman’s dark red hair was flying in the wind; her chest was larger and her waist slim. The woman’s body was sexy and attractive.
“The merfolk is hunting down a Dark Wizard. It seemed like the Dark Wizard is heading toward us. What should we do?” Isabel looked at Angele and sent a message using energy particles.
Angele creased his eyebrows and looked at the female Dark Wizard. The woman was making him aroused for some reason.
“Drive her away. No point in taking the risk,” Angele responded calmly.
Isabel hesitated. “Why? Although she’s a black robe, I don’t think she has bad intentions.”
Angele narrowed his eyes, “You’re a girl so you didn’t notice that she was channeling the seduction spell.”
Isabel bit her lips and nodded.
They released their mentality waves at the same time. The translucent waves were spreading to all angles from the boat.
Isabel was a Liquid stage Wizard. Her mentality waves were strong, but toward the mortals, they had no side effects.
The female Dark Wizard and the merfolk Wizards slowed down after being impacted by two different type of strong mentality waves.
Angele was trying to send out a message. He did not know the female Dark Wizard and he did not care what the merfolk did to her.
The female Dark Wizard was just a Gas stage Wizard and the merfolk Wizards were probably even weaker. Their mentality levels were not high enough to handle the pressure from the strong mentality waves.
The female Dark Wizard shook her head and started increasing her speed again. She started crying and it looked like she was begging Angele for help.
The merfolk Wizards were not sure how they should proceed, so they just slowed down. The leader was an old merfolk with a black tattoo on the left side of his face. He opened his mouth and started chatting with the other merfolk Wizards, as though they were trying to figure out a plan.
On the deck.
“She’s coming toward us. Masters, what should we do?” The rank 3 Wizard apprentice, Miller, was asking Angele and Isabel in a low voice.
“Take her out,” Angele said in a calm tone, but the people around were surprised by his decision.
Isabel heard Angele’s words, then she nodded.