The Wizard World - Chapter 204
Chapter 204: Flan (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The eagle looked like a black dot traveling in an endless black screen.
The two crescent moons were blocked by the thick clouds, with only a hint of white glow penetrating.
Angele lowered his body on the back of the eagle. His face turned pale.
He leaned to the side and looked down. Between the dark forest, there were several carriages slowly advancing with yellow lamps in front.
In the area further ahead, Angele saw a hint of red light. Some people were probably camping in the forest.
Angele took out the black box from the sleeves and opened it carefully; inside it was a fist-sized crystal orb. Blue light dots gathered in the center of the orb. They were a special type of glowing sand.
He pressed his index finger against the surface of the orb.
“In the name of Isabel Jones,” he invoked the incantation.
The blue light dots were absorbed into his finger and the light disappeared within seconds.
A blue leather scroll slowly unfurled itself in front of Angele’s eyes.
The scroll floated in the air. It was surrounded by a blue glow and its edges were decorated with complicated silver patterns.
At the same time, the scroll was turning into energy particles and starting to slowly vanish into the air.
The blue glow illuminated Angele’s face. He focused on reading the information recorded on the scroll. On the other hand, Zero was transferring everything he saw into its storage.
Black runes and encrypted messages covered the scroll and some of the words were hard to understand.
Ten minutes later.
Angele took a deep breath. He felt much better.
‘Finally done…The mentality wave I detected was probably from the two-ring Wizard Flan, the leader of the Jones Family…’
According to the description on the book, only wizards who managed to acquire two Talent Spells through unknown methods would be given the title two-ring wizards. They could instant cast level 2 spells. Still, Angele did not even know what a level 2 spell could do.
The level 1 spells were restricted when he was still at the school and level 2 spells required special permits for wizards to view.
The mentality wave Angele detected a while ago was horrifying.
He probably needed to fully activate the evolved illusion signet to escape the tracking spell.
The illusion signet could only be fully activated for two more times. However, Angele was not sure if that was still the case after the incident of the signet absorbing too much unknown energy. The signet was still modifying his body and the ancient bloodline was still developing. If the signet disappeared after two usages, the modification probably would not be completed.
‘If I didn’t learn the mentality compression method, I wouldn’t be able to detect the wave.’ Angele pointed at the scroll with his finger and it turned into countless blue light dots before vanishing into the air.
He turned his head around and checked the surroundings.
The white buildings disappeared from his sight a long time ago.
Angele looked at the sky. The thick clouds were no longer there.
White glows surrounded the two crescent moons in the night sky. The seemingly infinite number of stars looked like illuminating sand being spread on an enormous black screen.
Two meteors drew a long arc in the air and disappeared.
Angele lowered his head and put the black box into his pouch.
Flying in the silent sky alone was an enjoyable experience and the beautiful view calmed his mind.
The familiar lake beside Angele’s house appeared in his sight after a while.
The starry sky cast a reflection upon the clean surface of the lake. It almost looked like the stars dropped into the water.
The white neck eagle slowly landed in front of the fences with its huge claws.
Angele jumped off the eagle right away.
The eagle roared, almost sounding like a horse neighing. It then swung its wings and flew into the sky.
Angele watched the white neck eagle fly away and disappear from his sight.
‘The formula should be real. I need to recheck if I have all the materials. After concocting the potion, I shall start preparing for reaching the next stage.’
Suddenly, something jumped out of the lake and fell back in within seconds.
Angele walked to the lake and crouched.
The surface of the water looked like a mirror, reflecting his upper body.
Under the dim moonlight, there were several green light dots moving in the lake.
The green light dots paired up and swam around.
Angele took a closer look and realized that it was a fish with a pair of glowing green eyes.
“Interesting…” He was a bit surprised.
Angele raised his left hand, dipping his fingers into the frigid-cold lake.
Without any movement, waves spread on the surface of the water.
After several seconds, the fish swam toward Angele’s fingers.
He moved his hand out of the water. The fish with green eyes bit one of his fingers.
Angele grabbed the fish and walked to the house.
He walked passed the fences and opened the door. He then entered one of the rooms on the second floor.
White glowing crystals were embedded into the walls, bringing enough light into the room.
The room was divided into several areas. The area in front of him had black bottles, cases, and shelves on the floor.
Several large tables were standing silently on the left side of the room. They were covered with lab equipment such as beakers, test tubes, burners, and glass bottles.
On the right side, there was a tall white cabinet that looked like a refrigerator.
Angele walked to the cabinet, opened the doors, and threw the fish into a small water tank.
More than metal water tanks lined up in the cabinet and they were painted in black.
He put most of the strange fishes he caught from the lake into those tanks.
Angele carried out one of the black water tanks and closed the door. He put it down on the table, then he sat down and used a silver tweezers to pick up a strange creature with the shape of an earthworm.
He threw the creature into a glass with yellow sticky liquid and heated it up.
Angele turned the room into a laboratory not so long ago, he collected the creatures and plants with interesting properties to do researches.
Also, the laboratory could be used to test the potions.
Angele already asked Zero to decrypt the encrypted information when he was reading the scroll he acquired from the Jones Family.
‘Zero, is the decryption finished?’ Angele questioned.
‘Decryption successful. Rare mid-level potion: Demos’s Stinky Water.’
‘What? I thought it was the Tree Killer Potion…Transmit the information into my brain.’
Angele closed his eyes. He could feel a massive information flow during the transmission of information into his brain.
‘Potion that will increase your mentality. Side effects, unknown. Source, unknown. Main material, Thorn of Sizis, Fur of Sailor’s Sand Seagull, and the Flaming Heart.’
“The Flaming Heart…” Angele was surprised, then looked disappointed after.
It was a high-energy crystal that could only be obtained from the deep magma. Its rarity was on par with the heart of the tree.
“Time to look for a substitute material…”
In the next ten days, Angele decided to purchase some basic materials from the market and concoct some potions to trade for resources, but he was not sure if he had enough resources to trade for the Flaming Heart that was found in the trading tower. The price was a bit ridiculous, but he failed to find any material to substitute for it.
Before Angele sold the Ghost Voice potions he concocted, Isabel sent someone to deliver the materials for Demos’ Water to him including the extremely valuable material, the Flaming Heart.
It was a heap of expensive materials, but Isabel did not ask for anything in return.
The Demos’ Water was hard to concoct. Isabel had already done her best, and Angele had ten chances to try. It was the first time that Angele would concoct this potion and he was unfamiliar with the materials, so he had to be cautious during the process.
Isabel did not know that Angele’s skill was higher than most average potion masters.
Angele asked the person Isabel sent here to deliver the purified rhino blood back and returned to his laboratory.
It took about ten days for the dwarves to finish building the four guarding posts. There was a five-meter-tall stone tower standing on each of the posts. The tower was gray and rooms were built for people to live inside.
The apprentices and Knights that passed the tests already arrived at the guarding posts, including Nancy. They finished correcting the contracts and organizing their private lives before moving into the stone towers.
Nancy stayed with the other female apprentices.
Ivan helped her complete the servant contract and she officially became Angele’s first servant.
A servant had higher pay than the guards. Angele was still looking for an assistant, but he had more important matters to deal with at present. He had asked the dwarves to build an underground laboratory and moved all the equipment inside.
Besides doing experiments, handling materials, and simulating the concoction process, the only thing he did was to make sure that the creatures he kept in the water tanks were still alive. It was not against the rules stated by the light wizards to do experiments on unintelligent creatures.
Life was peaceful recently.
The guards would take turns to patrol around the lake and the house. Nancy was in charge of purchasing materials, making dinners, and selling potions at the trading tower.
Isabel would send materials and resources to Angele from time to time, and in return, Angele would deliver purified rhino blood back to her.
Several months had passed without Angele noticing.