The Wizard World - Chapter 247
Chapter 247: Settle an Old Grudge (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
“Just come back in one piece, okay? I have never been to Omandis. Record some information using the crystal orb and bring it back to me if possible,” Shiva muttered as he started drawing runes again.
The light from the telescope faded as Shiva cut the connection off. Angele carefully returned it to the drawer.
“I need to make sure that the people in my territory become settled.” He walked to the window and looked down. Nancy and several guards were chatting beside a watchtower.
The communication rune he gave to the other wizards or wizard apprentices would not disappear as long as he was still alive so people would not invade his territory in a while.
Shiva, Glue, and several other people he knew could help take care of the matters in his territory if he asked. That was one benefit of having friends in Nola.
However, there was one more organization he needed to deal with.
Angele narrowed his eyes.
He barely knew anything about Wisp’s organization. Although they had been doing businesses with each other for a long time, he did not even know the name of the organization.
Wisp’s organization offered him a position in their potions department but if Angele decided to go to Omandis, he had to make sure that the mysterious organization did not go after him.
Wisp had helped him a lot before he advanced to the Liquid stage and the organization gave him many precious crystal leaves. Angele was worried that if he did not pay them back, the organization would attack him and the people around him.
Angele must make sure everything was dealt with.
It was possible that the organization had the power to remove him from the team to Omandis.
Furthermore, he had not contacted with Wisp in a while.
In a sea of maple trees, the noon sunlight went past through the gaps between the maple leaves and illuminated on the ground.
Between those trees, there was a small lake and the flaming red tree leaves reflected upon its silky-smooth surface. In the center of the lake was a small area with a brown wooden house built upon it. There was no path leading to the house around the lake and it just sat there quietly.
The gentle wind blew over the maple trees. Some dried leaves dropped to the surface of the water, creating ripples.
A young man with brown hair was walking toward the lake slowly.
His eyes were surrounded by a golden glow and there was a metallic silver glint on his skin.
The man raised his right head and a black raven rune flashed on the nail of his middle finger. The rune released a gentle red light and it was barely visible in the sunlight.
“Name is Green,” the young man said in a low voice.
A lot of green vines emerged out of the red mud as soon as he finished speaking.
The vines twisted and moved toward the wooden house in the center of the lake, creating a path for him to walk on.
Angele stepped onto the vine bridge calmly and headed to the wooden house.
The door opened itself as Angele approached.
He entered the house and closed the door.
It was a small place. There were only a brown wooden table and two chairs. There was no wood in the fireplace on the wall and the only decoration in the house was a dried-up wreath.
Under the dim light, Angele saw a man in a black robe. He was wearing a hood with his head lowered.
“Green, welcome to my place.”
Angele walked to the table and sat down on the opposite side.
“He’s dead,” the man answered with a high-pitched male voice.
“Dead?” Angele was surprised. “Can you tell me what happened?”
“Sure. He was killed during a mission. It was an accident. His opponents were much stronger than he had thought.” The man raised his head and removed the hood. It was a man with the head of a raven.
Black feathers, black eyes, and a human body. The raven man was surrounded by a mysterious aura.
The raven man shook its head slightly. His voice sounded just like a male human.
“That’s…sad. Wisp has helped me a lot. How about his students?” Angele questioned.
“Who knows? They’re on a mission to avenge their master. Come back in one piece or die during the mission. There are only two possibilities.”
“How about his family?”
“Nothing has changed. Our organization will take care of the dead wizards’ families for 200 years. Don’t worry about it,” the raven man explained in a light tone.
“Sounds good.” Angele nodded.
“So you’re the new representative? What should I call you?” Angele wanted to tell Wisp that he made the decision to go to Omandis but it seemed that his initial plan needed to be changed.
“My name is Nowi, you can just call me Raven,” the raven man answered calmly. “I’m here to replace Wisp. You’re here to inform us that you’ll be going to the headquarters of Six Ring High Tower, right?”
“You already know?” Angele was surprised for a second but he understood the situation quickly. “Don’t tell me you helped Ander to secure the position for me without him knowing it…”
“You’re smart. Our headquarters is in Omandis as well.
“You’re also worrying about your territory and the people close to you, right?”
“Yeah, you’re right.” Angele nodded as he had nothing to hide.
“Wizards are selfish. It’s impossible for us to maintain a long relationship. Isabel will change, Nancy will change, and I will change. I don’t remember every face I see and one day the people around won’t stay there for me forever.”
“Absolutely. So your best choice is to join us and we’ll take care of your people for you,” Raven said in a light tone.
“I didn’t expect your headquarters to be in Omandis as well. If that’s really the case, I’ll accept the offer.” Angele was not worried that the organization would threaten him through his friends. A dark wizard like him would never be compromised. He would always try to find the way to fight back.
“You’re not joining us as a combatant but you need to complete one mission to show us that you’re really a dark wizard.” The Raven opened its beak and it looked he was smiling.
Angele narrowed his eyes but remained calm. “Interesting. How did you even find out that I’m a dark wizard? Tell me the mission then but I won’t just kill people for no reason whatsoever.”
“Everything has already been prepared for you. It’s an easy mission. I’m sure you’re interested.”
“Huh? Tell me about it.” Angele slightly nodded.
Raven stared at Angele in his eyes.
“Kill Red Beard.”
Angele pursed his lips after hearing the word.
“What are you talking about? Red Beard is one of the three elders from the Labyrinth College. He’s a Crystal stage wizard and he’s getting close to rank 2. You want me to kill him?”
“No one will stop you.” Raven cleared his throat. “I mean, no one can stop you.”
“Why are you so sure?” Angele shook his head.
“The name of our organization is the Dark Wizard Tower.”
Angele lowered his head. He was trying to search the name using the database.
“But how can I kill him? I’m not confident that I can defeat him in a one versus one situation.”
“Well, you probably can’t when he’s at his optimal state. But what if he’s betrayed by his own people and is severely injured?” Raven chuckled.
“Are you setting everything up for me? It doesn’t sound possible.”
“You’ll understand when the day comes.”
Half a month later…
Outside Nola, the Mist Forest.
Angele was overlooking the green sea of trees on a tall cliff, wearing a black leather armor suit.
The forest was endless, the only thing in his sight was the tree.
It was early in the morning and the sunlight had not yet brought the warmth to the land.
Angele scratched his head and turned around.
A blonde man with curly hair stepped forward and stood beside Angele, he was wearing a black swordsman’s suit.
“According to our intel, Red Beard has been injured by the president of Labyrinth College, Narry, and he is hiding in the forest below us. I’ll leave the job to you,” the man spoke in a calm tone.
“Is he alone?” Angele wondered.
“There should be two people with him. A zombie he created and one of his students,” the man explained. “Red Beard failed a mission and did some permanent damage to his organization…”
“Is he part of the Dark Wizard Tower?” Angele suddenly questioned.
“No, but Narry is.”
“So the organization wants him gone? Why?”
The man shook his head. “The situation is complicated and I don’t know how to explain it to you. Just go. There are other people going after him. There’s a Crystal stage wizard named Olive that wants Red Beard dead. He and three other Liquid stage wizards have already been in pursuit of him for four days. Red Beard has many enemies and they all heard the information that he was hurt.”
“Interesting, so I’m not the only one here?” Angele asked. “I thought you already cleared the path for me.”
“Well, you’re definitely not the only one here. We did try to clear the path for you but the situation changed.”
The man took out a black plate from his pouch and handed it over to Angele.
“You can track the Red Beard down using the plate.”
Angele looked at the plate, it was about the size of a palm. Its surface was smooth like a mirror. There was a white dot being displayed in the center and a red dot was slowly moving on the left side.
“Thanks.” He held the plate with his left hand and raised his right arm, creating a long silver sword in his hand.
Angele checked the red dot on the plate and walked down the cliff.