The Wizard World - Chapter 241
Chapter 241: Death and Gift (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
“It’s Caitlyn.” Angele recognized the lady right away.
The male Knight spoke again although he was not inside the image.
“This lady named Caitlyn has been in a coma for more than a month already. The wizard apprentice in our team checked her body condition and it seems like most of her life energy has been consumed while giving birth to the child. We have tried everything to wake her up but she’s just dying.”
Angele remained silent as he stared at the blonde girl in the light screen with his eyes blinking.
Suddenly, the image on the screen flashed several times and the room appeared in front of him again.
“Half a month later, we returned to her place. We did everything we could. Please forgive us.” The voice came from a female wizard apprentice.
Caitlyn looked much weaker than the time she was last seen, like a skeleton covered by a thin layer of skin.
“She’s…dying.” The female wizard apprentice explained in a calm tone, “Sadly, our mission will be finished here. We’ll record everything using the orb you gave us.”
About 15 minutes later.
Caitlyn was no longer breathing.
“She passed away.”
Angele grabbed the crystal orb and the light screen disappeared.
He shook his head and looked at Nancy.
“Ask the Six Ring division over the sea to take care of Caitlyn’s family for me. Political rights, money, houses, whatever they want.”
Nancy nodded slightly. “Got it. You’re a member of the potions department. I think the organization can easily fulfill your request.”
Angele turned around and said, “I’m also working on solving your problem. The Labyrinth College has removed the bounty on my head after I joined the Six Ring High Tower. Since you’re my servant, they won’t try to kill you anymore and the rest of your family members will be saved as well.”
Nancy looked excited. “Thank you so much, master!” After giving her thanks, she lowered her head.
Angele nodded and returned to his house with the crystal orb.
The gentle wind was blowing across his face and the fragrance of the flowers permeated the air.
Suddenly, a black bird flew over Angele’s head.
With a flick of his finger.
A silver needle hit the black bird.
He caught the bird with his right hand when it fell down.
The bird was about the size of Angele’s palm and was struggling in pain. The silver metal needle penetrated the bird’s head and blood was dripping down its black feathers.
Angele watched the bird lose its strength after struggling for a while. The fishy smell of blood rushed into his nose.
“Life is so fragile…Perhaps one day, I’ll die in a corner quietly just like this bird…”
The silver needle melted and was absorbed into his skin.
Angele threw the body of the bird to the ground and walked back to the house.
Nancy was chatting with two female flame spirits that came to report on the daily tasks.
Nancy had a lot of things to do recently. Matters regarding the new botanical garden, the maintenance of the buildings, the acquisition of supplies, and the checking the progress of the oil mill and the wine factory. She also needed to mediate the fights between the slaves.
She spent most of her time checking the dorm area, the botanical garden, the trading tower, and talking to the wizard apprentice from the Bennis Family.
Angele had already created a manor with multiple facilities inside. His house sat in the center of his territory quietly. The whole area was patrolled by the Knights and wizard apprentices he hired.
Most of the people working in the area communicated a lot with Nancy. Although they knew that Angele was the owner, some of them had never talked to the mysterious master wizard.
Nancy picked two smart female slaves to do some of her simpler jobs in the area.
She stopped Angele as he was about to enter the house.
“Master, the potions department has delivered the items you asked for.”
“Great.” Angele checked the schedule using Zero and thought that it was about time.
“Ask them to carry the items to the living room.”
He stepped into the living room and walked to the potted plants, starting to trim it with the scissors.
Four muscular men entered the door quickly. They were wearing thick leather armor suits with silver scimitars on their back. They carried two huge boxes into the living room.
The four were breathing heavily. Angele looked at their necks and saw a purple flower-shaped pattern.
“Ah, it’s you. Carry them to my basement then.” He narrowed his eyes.
The four men nodded without saying a world. The tattoo on their necks indicated that they were the slaves of wizard Ander. They were the people who delivered the books to him.
Angele walked to the staircase and pressed his hands against the wall. A small door opened itself quickly.
The whole wall was made of metal, so Angele could use his Metal Mastery to control it easily.
They carried the huge black boxes to the hall of the basement and left right away.
After the four left, Angele asked Nancy to keep the others away from the house.
He then entered the basement after sealing the door.
He quickly walked down the stairs and started observing the two huge boxes.
The surface of the boxes was smooth and they were painted with spiral patterns. On top of the boxes, there was an egg-sized ruby and the edges were decorated with silver strings.
Elegant and luxurious.
Angele stood in front of the box on the left and tapped its lid.
A red glint flashed upon the surface of the lid.
The ruby in the center started cracking.
Angele remained calm, then he put his hands on the lid and lifted it up.
The lid was pushed to the side and slid to the ground. White smoke rose from the box.
Angele’s forehead creased and he created some wind to blow the smoke away.
Inside it was a creature covered by a black blanket. It was half-human and half-horse.
The creature’s upper body looked like the body of a girl, clean and elegant. Long blonde hair trailed over her shoulder. Its nose was cute and its lips were attractive. The girl’s chest area was covered by a piece of brown linen. That was the only clothes she was wearing.
The bottom half of her body looked identical to a white horse.
‘The centaur from the auction market.’ Angele was satisfied. ‘She was put down by the sleeping gas that was released from a Sleep Gem.’
He then opened the other box and found another centaur inside. The two centaurs’ face looked identical to each other. It seemed like they were twins.
Angele was depressed ever since Caitlyn and his child died but the two centaurs somehow cheered him up slightly.
He raised his right and activated the communication rune.
White light flashed on the back of his hand and a rose-shaped rune slowly appeared his nail.
“Master Ander, thank you for the gift. I love them.” He sent the message.
Several minutes later, Ander replied
“Glad you liked it. No one has touched the two centaurs I sent you. Their stamina is great. Go ahead if you want to reproduce with them.”
“Haha, I’ll see what I can do with them.” Angele stopped for a second. “Alright, have you decided on the secret laboratory we discussed?”
Ander coughed several times and responded, “Well, I thought for a while but I have a better choice in my mind.”
“That’s sad.” Angele made himself sound depressed. “One more thing, do you have a detailed information on why wizards have low fertility rate? I didn’t find any detailed data in books.”
Ander remained silent for several seconds.
“Actually, I once heard the truth from a wandering wizard. Normal creatures and mortals can’t handle formal wizards’ bloodlines. And female wizards’ bodies naturally consider our semen as an impurity and they would try to expel it from their system. The stronger a female wizard is, the harder it will be for her to get pregnant. Male wizards have tested various methods on different creatures and realized that giving birth to a wizard’s child will consume most of the mother’s life energy. The mother will die if she’s not strong enough.”
Angele remained silent after listening to the old man.
The bloodline of a male wizard was so strong that his semen would kill the weak eggs in the female mate, and female wizards considered the semen as an impurity that would do harm to their body so the energy particles would try to expel it from the system.
“But male wizards and female wizards still have a higher chance, right?” he wondered.
“Well, that depends. It’s hard to find two wizards that are at the exact same level, but yeah, the chances will be higher.”
“Understood.” Angele sighed. “So the reason why the white centaurs can give birth to wizards’ children is due to their incredible life energy.”
“Correct,” Ander confirmed Angele’s assumption.
“Thank for answering my questions. Thank you once again for the gift.”
“We’re in the same boat, right?” Ander chuckled.
Angele had a blank expression on his face as he stood beside the boxes, staring at the white centaurs after finishing the conversation. He sighed again with mixed emotions.