The Wizard World - Chapter 230
Chapter 230: Experiment (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
With three pieces of warm flesh in hand, Angele stood up and left the spell room.
He left the basement and sealed the door. He then walked upstairs to the second floor.
Angele stopped by the end of the hallway and tapped on the door several times with his right hand.
A red handprint appeared in the center of the door which faded after several seconds.
The door opened by itself when the handprint disappeared.
The room was brightened up by white glowing crystals. On the shell-shaped table in the center, there were surgery tools and special potions. There were also many colorful crystal bottles that were covered with bloodstains.
Large boxes varying in sizes piled up in the corner and were covered by a large piece of black cloth.
Angele closed the door and walked to a large box on the right, grabbing the edge of the black cloth.
He pulled the cloth off quickly, revealing what was hiding under it.
It was a translucent crystal box and there were many small birds with black feathers inside. Each bird was about the size of a human’s palm. They got noisy when the black blanket was pulled off the crystal box, jumping and chirping.
Angele slightly lifted the lid and quickly grabbed one of the birds. He then picked up the bowl and refilled its food.
After everything was done, he closed the lid and covered the box with the blanket again.
“The Night Sparrow…Let’s see what’s going to happen.” Angele had high expectations.
Night Sparrow was a common species in Nola that were nocturnal and had a high resistance. The residents in the area had many different ways of capturing them. Angele purchased a box of Night Sparrows for just one regular magic stone.
These birds were easy to capture and their meat was tasty, thus it was commonly used for stews or barbeque.
Angele held the bird in hand and brought it to the white table.
He then swung his left hand in the air.
A ray of red light appeared in the air. It looked like a red stick that was standing on the surface of the table.
The light came from a ‘$’-shaped dark red rune on the table and the light cylinder was about half a meter tall.
The light cylinder was making a strange sparkling noise due to the unstable energy flow.
Angele threw the Night Sparrow into the light.
The red light paralyzed the bird quickly, though it was still chirping as the light did not kill it.
Angele grabbed the flesh of the turtle and threw it into a tiny crystal bottle. He raised his right hand and the nail on his index turned into a silver metal needle.
The long needle reached into the bottle and penetrated the flesh. It then returned with a bloodstain on its tip.
Angele sealed the bottle and put it aside.
He pointed the needle at the Night Sparrow in the red light and pricked the left side of its body, just like an injection in the hospital.
After removing the needle from the bird’s body, Angele grabbed a bottle with clean translucent liquid from the drawer and dipped the needle into it.
Several seconds later, the needle was cleaned and it returned into his skin.
‘Create the task and record the reaction,’ Angele ordered.
‘Task created. Document created. Recording the reactions…’ Zero quickly displayed rows of data in front of Angele’s eyes.
The entire data were shown on the left in Angele’s sight. It was being refreshed every second. The heart rate, body temperature, brain condition, blood pressure, and breathing rate of the bird were all being updated.
The chip’s main functions were analysis and storage, but by scanning the energy waves from the creature, the chip could also provide detailed real-time information to Angele.
Most of the magic creatures would release their energy waves without any disguise. If the wave was protected by something like a force shield, the chip would have a hard time gathering the detailed information.
The chip’s function improved again after Angele advanced to the Liquid stage. It could use the stored energy particles to radiate the target in order to gather data, but it still could not deal with forcefields. Zero needed to catch the leaking energy waves from the forcefield and try to do basic analyses.
Something was happening to the Night Sparrow. Inside the red light cylinder, the bird’s body started trembling intensively. It almost looked someone was blowing chilling wind over its head.
The left part of the bird’s body started swelling slowly.
Several minutes later, a large bump the size of the bird’s head appeared on its body.
The feathers on the bump dropped to the table, revealing the purple skin.
Suddenly, the center of the bump was cracked open and a large wet black wing spurted out of it.
At the same time, a similar bump appeared on the other side of the bird’s body.
The bump cracked as well, spurting out another wet black wing.
The bird only initially had two wings but after being injected with the turtle blood, two more wings grew on its body.
Suddenly, the Night Sparrow in the light chirped several times in a high-pitched tone.
The bird disappeared into the air.
Angele had no idea what just happened. But at the next second, he saw the bird exploding beside the wall, turning into blood mist.
Black feathers and fresh meat splashed everywhere.
The remaining of the four-wing sparrow slid down the wall and stopped moving. Most of its body was destroyed completely.
‘Mutation completed. Four-wing Night Sparrow. Speed burst: 125.76 meters per second.’ Zero’s mechanical voice echoed in Angele’s ears.
Angele stared at the data recorded right before the bird rushed out.
“Incredible, that meets my expectation.” Angele slightly nodded and laughed.
The maximum flying speed of an original Night Sparrow was around eight to ten meters per second, but the mutated bird with four wings made it to 125.76 meters per second. Angele was not sure if it was the maximum speed when the sparrow died right after hitting the wall.
The bird usually needed several seconds before it could reach the maximum flying speed. However, the mutated bird just disappeared from the light while being paralyzed, which meant its initial speed was already at a very high level.
Within the tenth of a second, the Four-wing Night Sparrow reached the speed of 125 meters per second and the acceleration was horrifying.
The bird’s brain had not yet adopted the changes. After leaving the red light, it failed to turn before hitting the wall. If it was an open field, Angele was not sure if he could capture it again.
He glanced at the blood and the carcass of the bird and decided to clean it up later.
Angele walked to the box and grabbed another Night Sparrow.
Learning from the last experience, he tripled the strength of the rune on the table as he wanted to make sure that the bird could not move.
The light from the rune almost blinded Angele’s eyes.
Angele repeated the process and waited for the bird to mutate. Again, from both sides of its body, the bumps rose up and two black wings spurted out of them.
This time, the bird failed to escape the light. It was struggling and trembling.
Angele was checking the updated data in his sight quietly.
The heart rate of the bird doubled, the blood pressure also doubled, and the speed of blood flow tripled. The bird’s body temperature increased from 40 degrees to 60 degrees.
‘Analysis of the mutated Night Sparrow finished,’ Zero reported.
‘Start planting the puppet rune.’ Angele ordered.
‘Puppet rune planting started. 128 times simulated, success rate, 98.54%. Do you want to create a record for the process?’
‘No, it’s fine.’ Silver metal liquid covered Angele’s right fingers and turned into five tiny metal balls. Between each of the balls, there were several silver metal strings.
“Pera!” Angele chanted the short incantation.
In the center of the circle formed by the five metal balls, a gray hoof-shaped rune slowly appeared.
Angele kept the rune on his palm and carefully applied it onto the mutated bird’s body.
The noise it made sounded like meat being grilled.
After about two minutes, Angele lowered his hand and the silver metal balls were absorbed by his skin.
The hoof-shaped rune was planted into the bird’s body, which flashed several times before fading away.
Angele could feel the connection between him and the Four-wing Night Sparrow. It felt like the bird became part of his body, and he could move it however he wanted.
The puppet rune was widely used by dark wizards. It could be easily planted into weak magic creatures, and Angele learned this rune from one of the books in the Ramsoda school’s library.
It was just a basic application of the energy particles. Creating the puppet rune was not a complicated process.
Angele modified the technique recently while recovering and learning the enchantment system. After the modification, he created a unique version of the puppet rune, so the other wizards would not know how to gain control of his creatures.
It was a commonly used way to secure their own creatures among the dark wizards. The order of the energy particles acted like a password. By changing the order, the other wizards would have to try more than a thousand times before they could find the right combination.
For that reason, although the puppet rune was simple, it was still the most used method to gain control of a creature.
Angele knocked on the surface of the table.
The red light cylinder disappeared as the rune faded.