The Wizard World - Chapter 248
Chapter 248: Magic Device (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Angele vanished into the forest after rushing down the cliff.
The trees were tall and large, its leaves almost blocking the sky. On the ground, there were many tiny green bushes and white mist was floating in the air.
Angele advanced slowly on the narrow path and made some noise between the bushes.
Angele could feel cold and wet grasses through his boots. An unpleasant smell permeated the air.
He held the black plate in hand and confirmed the location of the Red Beard, then he started heading toward that location quickly.
The red dot on the plate blinked as it moved and it also stopped several times.
Angele advanced for about ten minutes and heard incinerating sounds ahead of him.
The area that was about ten meters away from him was lit. The furious flames were still expanding. Branches were being burnt and trees were falling down.
The light from the flames brightened up the surroundings.
Angele checked the fire and glanced around. No one was here.
He crouched as blue light dots flashed in front of his eyes.
Angele slashed down the bush in front and saw multiple footprints lying around. Whoever left them here was clearly in a hurry.
‘They were here not so long ago. The patterns on their shoes indicated that they did not want to enter the Mist Forest. The fire is here to stop the people that are chasing after them.’
He came to this conclusion quickly.
Angele stood up and glanced around. He suddenly walked to another bush. The grasses here had been stomped on by people.
‘They must be the one chasing after Red Beard.’ Angele decided to proceed with caution. ‘I need to hurry up or he’ll be dead before I can reach him.’
He turned around and started running to the right.
After about one minute, he reached the edge of the burning area and headed to the deep forest.
He was not hiding his footsteps at all. Several minutes later, he heard people yelling and things exploding ahead.
Angele held his sword tight and increased his speed.
Someone yelled ahead. It was a deep male voice.
The trees left Angele’s sight, revealing a large empty area in the front.
Several trees were brought down by the explosion and surrounded the place.
A middle-aged man wearing a tight blue suit was standing in the center of the place and he supported his body with a large black mace. No one else, however, was around.
The man was deeply wounded and his left arm was broken.
The man stared at Angele as he walked out of the forest.
“Who are you?”
Angele glared at him and using the chip to scan his mentality wave. It showed that the man was a Gas stage wizard.
“Are you going after Red Beard?” He stepped forward and asked.
“You too? Head into that direction then, they just left.” The man pointed at the right.
Angele nodded. Red Beard had only injured a Gas stage wizard. It seemed that his injury was getting worse every minute. It was great news for him.
He checked the black plate again. The red dot was very close and it already stopped moving.
He rushed to the red dot and heard someone screaming.
The scream stopped within a second. Angele saw a woman in a red robe that got pinned down by a tree. Her whole body was frozen in a large chunk of ice.
The woman had died right away.
He walked to the ice block and tapped on it.
The metal barrier around Angele’s hand did not leave any crack on the ice.
He suddenly heard people chatting between the bushes.
“That’s it, Lando. You’re a dead man. Give me that thing and I’ll free you from your suffering,” a woman was shouting.
Angele narrowed his eyes.
He checked the plate again. The red dot was very close to the white dot.
He put the plate into a pouch and grabbed some gray dust.
“Wind…heed my call…” he chanted in a whisper.
Several thin green strings appeared in the air and started spinning around Angele.
The strings vanished into the air after several seconds and everything returned to normal.
Gentle wind was blowing over his face and Angele threw the gray dust into the air. The shiny dust looked like silver light dots that were blown away by the wind quickly.
The wind stopped after all the dust was gone.
Angele grabbed a silver scimitar from his back. The scimitar had a sharp wavy blade and it was coated with a green glow. He twisted the handle of the scimitar slightly and a blade of similar length popped out of the bottom of the handle.
‘Let me see what this cursed scimitar can do.’ Angele spun the scimitar several times and tied it to his belt.
Angele held the long silver sword in hand and stepped forward.
Red Beard was sitting beside a large tree with blood leaking out of his mouth. Two corpses were lying in front of him, both cut into half from their waists. It was a terrible way of dying.
An old man with a white beard was staring at Red Beard calmly. He was wearing a red robe with a cane in hand.
A muscular woman wearing a black armor piece was standing behind the old man. The woman had messy blond hair and there was a black lightning pattern on her forehead. Her weapon was a red greatsword.
The three looked at Angele at the same time as he left the bush. No one looked surprised. They had noticed Angele’s presence a while ago.
“Olive, I can give you the magic device, but it seems that this young man is interested too.” Red Beard laughed.
Angele blinked his eyes. The magic device’s power was higher than the high-rank enchanted item. It could help the owner cast certain spells instantly.
Red Beard brought up the magic device and wanted to see if the two would try to finish Angele off first.
Wizards would do anything to get their hands on the magic devices. Red Beard’s plan was obvious but it was still effective.
“Friend, it’s none of your business. I have just one advice for you. Leave! Now!” The woman with a greatsword yelled at Angele. She noticed that his expression changed after hearing about the magic device.
“It’s a serious personal matter. I need to talk to the Red Beard first. Do you really think that I’ll leave just because you said it?” Angele shook his head.
“Kill him then,” The old man named Olive suddenly turned to Angele and said.
The woman nodded slightly and started walking toward Angele. She lowered her greatsword and prepared to fight.
“Actually, I don’t care about the magic device. I just want Red Beard dead.” Angele remained calm. “Red Beard is the strongest Crystal stage wizard I know. We should kill him first before he recovers.”
He was not afraid of a fight. Angele was certain that he could slay Red Beard by himself as long as the old man did not have enough mentality to cast a level 2 spell. The biggest problem to him was Olive.
He tracked down the Red Beard and he must be a strong Crystal stage wizard.
“And I’m just a Gas stage wizard. I can’t do anything to you, don’t you think?” Angele shrugged and took two steps back.
“Master, I think he’s right. We have already violated many rules recently. Let’s just kill Red Beard.” The woman turned her head around and talked to Olive.
“I don’t carry the magic device with me. I already hid it in somewhere safe. If I die, you’ll never be able to find it.” Red Beard smiled.
Olive shook his head. “You have played too many tricks. My patience is running out.”
“You know me for so many years. I have already proved myself back in Maple City…” Red Beard chuckled. He slightly shook his right index finger as he talked. The nail on the finger broke into pieces and vivid red blood dropped to the grasses.
Olive stopped for a second and continued, “Whatever. I’ll let you leave if you give me the magic device. I have said it several times.”
“Master Olive, obviously, Red Beard is not going to hand you the magic device. I advise you to kill him immediately. He’s just wasting our time. It’s possible that he can still fight back,” Angele spoke quickly. “I also sensed some energy fluctuations around him while you two were talking.”
Red Beard’s expression changed.
Olive stared at Red Beard and raised his arm.
A distorted wave appeared around Red Beard. It almost looked like the air around him was turned into jelly. Angele’s sight blurred and he could barely see what was going on.
The large tree fell to the ground but it failed to hit Red Beard. Only a large hole was left beside the tree stump.
“Again!” Olive held the cane tight. “Track him down!” He yelled and rushed forward.
The woman followed after Olive and held her greatsword tight.
Angele walked to the tree stump and checked the hole. He took out the black plate and saw the red dot moving again.
He turned around and started running toward Red Beard’s current location.
Angele saw Red Beard stopped by another large tree right away. Olive and the woman were standing right beside him.
“Well, it seems like my plan failed.” Red Beard sighed and wiped the blood off his mouth. “Turning myself into pure energy will never be a good idea.”
“Your mentality wave is interrupted by my spell.” Olive sneered. “You can’t trick me twice with the same crap.”
“Well, you’ll have a much easier time talking to him if you hit him harder.” Angele smiled.
Olive and the woman looked at him at the same time after hearing him speak.