The Wizard World - Chapter 227
Chapter 227: Exploring (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Angele saw a white robe being welcomed as he stepped out of the gate. He led the apprentices and wizards that had just landed into the building. Angele noticed that it seemed like there were two extremely talented apprentices that were being surrounded by the rest of the students.
The two entered the building before the other apprentices.
Angele was not interested in attending such events. He turned around and returned to the library.
He noticed that someone else was grabbing books from the one with spell books. It was a male light wizard.
The man had gray short hair with a pair of silver eyes. He had a blank expression on his face. It looked he was still in his early twenties.
Angele hesitated for a second before starting to record the spell again.
The wizard apprentice waited outside the library quietly.
After a while, he heard footsteps and two people entered the room.
Angele knew the two wizards. They were inside the same arena as Angele.
It was the bald man and the pretty lady with black hair, who almost started a fight with the others back in the arena.
“Oh…” The bald man recognized Angele right away after entering the room. “You finished all the procedures already?!” He looked surprised.
The man turned around and looked at the female wizard. “Hey, Vivian. He’s much better than us, right?”
“Stop bitching, or I’ll cut your tongue off!” Vivian responded in a cold tone. She glared at Angele before walking to the bookshelf labeled, ‘Basic Knowledge’.
The bald man shook his head. It seemed like he was not angry about her words. He walked to Angele and started checking the spell books as well.
“Hey, so you successfully joined the potions department? Was everything smooth for you?”
Angele glanced at the man. “Yeah, you two both joined the hunting team?”
“Yeah, five people passed the test. I and that lady were assigned to the same group. We’ll be completing missions together.” He smiled. It seemed like the man was satisfied with the result.
Angele slightly shook his head. He was not sure why the man was so happy, but he decided not to ask.
“Good for you. I wanted to join the hunting team as well, but I’m too weak for that.”
“Don’t give up. Improve yourself, and one day you’ll be just like us.” The man patted Angele on the shoulder. “We’re in charge of the security of the southern border. My name is Karl, by the way. If you need any help when you’re visiting the south branch, just let me know. I’ll see what I can do.”
“Thank you. My potions department branch is in the south, too. Come find me if you need to purchase potions. I’ll give you a discount for sure. We joined the organization together, so we should look after each other.” Angele smiled. He had plans in his mind.
“That’ll be great.” Karl chuckled. “But I heard a rumor that one of the wizards from the hunting team went missing during a mission in the public market. That’s the reason why they’re recruiting new blood. You live in the south, right? Do you know what happened?”
“I heard the rumor too, but I’m not sure about the truth. You’re talking about the captain of the patrol team, right?” Angele questioned.
“Yeah, that one.” Karl licked his lips. “I heard that the captain was strong and was a representative of a large family. I guess someone assassinated him. There must be something going on. The three large families are now investigating that incident. I’m really interested.”
The bald man named Karl was not hiding his mentality waves at all. Thus, Angele knew that he was a Liquid stage wizard. Angele could sense the curses of deceased wizards from the man’s mentality wave. It was possible that Karl was a dark wizard.
Most dark wizards dealt with dead bodies all day and most of them were cursed by the wizards they had killed. That was one of the reasons why the white robes despised them.
The library was silent, Angele chatted with Karl using energy particles as he scanned the spell books he needed. He acquired some valuable information about the hunting team from the bald man.
There were two types of members in the hunting team of the Six Ring High Tower.
People that were doing the dirty work such as collecting intel and tracking down targets were called ants. They were everywhere. Some of them were just apprentices and Knights, yet they did not even know they were working for the hunting team.
The number of core members was much smaller and all of them were strong formal wizards. They were elites that passed the tough test, though some of them were just trying to get rid of their criminal record.
The total number of the core members in the southwest division was around 30. When they were killed in the mission, the leader would start recruiting because a certain number of people was needed to keep everything in order.
Only several of the core members survived all the missions and they were promoted as leaders of the teams.
The structure of the whole hunting team was simple.
The president, the vice president, the leaders of divisions, the core members, and the ants.
The higher one’s position was, the more missions he had survived. Most of the missions for the core members were dangerous, so completing and surviving many of them would be hard.
The core members usually acted in groups during their missions. They were usually sent to track down wanted criminals and eliminate them when necessary. They were allowed to hire no more than 15 followers and their salaries would be paid by the tower when the contracts were validated.
There were many resource points to guard in Nola, and more people were needed to solve the incident happened around the public market. That was the reason why Karl and Vivian were assigned to the south.
Karl said that they would be guarding the southern border so that the more experienced members would be free to join the investigation. There were many small wizard families around the border. It would be a great opportunity for them to build a community there.
After their conversation, Angele exchanged communication runes with Karl, thinking that Karl might be able to help him in the future.
Angele had been living in the south area since he entered the Six Ring area. His home was close to the border and the public market that was guarded by a small team led by Kuirman.
He knew that there were small wizard families living in the towns around his territory, but he did not want to build relationships with them.
Angele just wanted to live close to the trading tower and stay out of people’s sight.
However, he realized that he would be staying in the Six Ring area longer than he had initially thought. Angele decided to make friends with people like Karl and build a small network that could back him up when he was in trouble. By communicating with Karl, he would be able to know the latest happenings in the areas around him. The old man with red eyebrows from the Labyrinth College was still going after him, therefore he needed to be prepared for it.
Angele also learned that he could acquire the basic knowledge for rank 2 wizard after becoming a core member of the hunting team. Some of the knowledge could help him progress to the Crystal stage. He was a member of the potions department and in order to get that knowledge, he would have to submit a request form to the director.
It was not a big problem as he knew Ander. The old man could likely help approve his request.
It was getting darker outside. The female light wizard had already left the room, but the male light wizard was still reading a book.
Angele finished scanning everything and left the library after saying goodbye to Karl.
The glowing crystals on the main building brought minimum visibility to the area around the stone house. He walked to the narrow path beside the forest, which was the only way out.
Beside the path was a small area with unicorns for rent.
Angele walked to an oil lamp that was hanging on the branch of a large tree. Under the dim light, there were several unicorns eating the grasses.
He took out a regular magic stone from his pouch and threw it into a black unicorn’s mouth. Suddenly, he looked over his left shoulder with surprise in his eyes. A familiar feeling emerged onto his mind.
A distorted image flashed in front of Angele. It was the great harpy, who had long black wings and the tail of a snake. The harpy slowly climbed up his shoulders and stuck her tongue out. A wet and warm fragrance rushed into Angele’s nose.
The great harpy finally woke up.
Angele calmed down, then he decided to explore the Nightmare Realm after returning to his home.
The black unicorn chewed the magic stone several times and swallowed it.
He then jumped on its back.
“Thanks.” Angele grabbed the unicorn’s spiraling horn tight.
“You’re welcome,” the unicorn responded. “Same location, right?” It was a male unicorn that had a deep and attractive voice.
“Of course, if you can take me there before six in the morning, I’ll give you two more magic stones.”
“Sit tight then.” The unicorn slightly shook its body.
Its body was then surrounded by a green glow and tiny vortexes appeared around its hooves.
The unicorn started moving forward. It started at a slow pace but after several seconds, it turned into a distorted shadow that stormed into the deep forest. The noise made by the hooves echoed in the area.