The Wizard World - Chapter 255
Chapter 255: Competition (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Simple but elegant, it was a ring with tiny runes engraved on its surface.
‘Zero, is the result out yet?’ Angele had created the task days ago.
‘Forcefield analysis completed. Modify your mentality wave to activate it. Damage can be increased by invoking the correct incantation.’
‘What spell can the ring cast?’
‘The Light of Thorns. Release golden lasers while reflecting the incoming attack. The ring can be activated once a day. Cooldown is around 21 hours,’ Zero reported. The description reminded Angele of the spell Red Beard had cast that day.
Angele held the ring in his hand, then observed the runes engraved on it but could not recognize any of them.
‘The Light of Thorns had injured four dark wizards within a second, which means the damage is over 50 degrees. The golden lasers also travel extremely fast in the air. It’ll be hard for the opponent to defend against them.’ Angele carefully returned the ring into the pouch. ‘
Angele doubted if he could unleash the full damage of the spell without similarly getting injured by it.
If the golden lasers could reach him before the forcefield could automatically create the metal barrier, Angele would have been injured severely.
That was the reason why the dark wizards were burnt into ashes back in the forest. They had the forcefields to create a barrier for them, but the lasers reached them before the barriers were put up. The muscular female wizard successfully created the barrier, but it was too weak.
Angele held the metal pouch in hand and it was absorbed by his skin within seconds. He quickly created some water using the water energy particles and brushed his teeth. Tomorrow would be a big day so he wanted to have some good rest.
The next day.
It was early in the morning.
Angele slowly opened his eyes and heard footsteps coming from outside the door.
He quickly got off the bed and wiped his face with a wet towel.
The cold towel was refreshing, and it quickly drove away his sleepiness.
Angele opened the door after putting down the towel.
Two light wizards were waiting for him in the hallway.
It was Perry and Nopel.
The two nodded slightly after seeing Angele stepping out of the door.
“Let’s move. The others already went to the deck.” Perry sent the words through energy particles.
Angele closed the door and walked to the staircase. The Four-wing Night Sparrow was looking for food in the forest down there. It could catch up with the airships easily.
The three arrived at the deck together.
There were already several wizards waiting there quietly.
Baron was standing beside the main mast and he had a blank expression his face. There were two light wizards following him, one male and the other female.
They just stood there and waited. The atmosphere on the deck was heavy.
Coach was already there. He walked to Perry and stood together with them. Perry then eyed the couple but did not say anything.
“I know why you’re here. It’s the last day. Step forward if you want the rune.” Baron wasted no time and raised his right hand to the air, revealing a palm-sized crystal rune.
The S-shaped rune had two sharp edges that were covered by a red glow.
The wizards all stared at the crystal rune in his hand.
It sounded like something exploded.
Angele was surprised. He turned to the direction of where the noise came from right away.
A large fireball exploded on the airship ahead of theirs and the shockwave induced made the whole airship shake.
The light from the red flame illuminated on everyone’s faces.
The fireball quickly vanished into the air. Nothing was ignited for some reason. Countless white magic circles appeared on the surface of that airship. Angele then heard people roaring and the noise made by metal weaponry.
“It seems like the competition has already begun on that one. I think we should start too.” Perry stepped forward and shouted while looking at Baron.
“Hand over the rune, Baron. You got no chance!” He raised his right fist in the air.
Suddenly, the six started invoking incantation before Baron could talk.
The six wizards released rays of red flames at the same time. It was a simple but effective way to initiate an attack.
The fire rays looked like six large petals that gathered together and formed a one-meter-tall fireball. The fireball drew a red arc in the air and flew toward Baron.
The deck was brightened up by the light from the flame.
Strangely, the fireball was surrounded by a distorted wave and it looked like the fireball was sucking all the air around into it, creating a magnetic force field.
Baron pursed his lips. The large fireball was only a meter away from him after about two seconds’ time.
An egg-shaped black magic circle appeared under his feet. Several black cubes flew out of the circle and floated in front of him.
The black cubes spun quickly and released an invisible energy wave.
The fireball was slowed down right away.
Its speed decreased quickly then it almost stopped.
Baron and the two light wizards quickly ran to the side and dodged the strike.
The invisible energy wave disappeared as they moved.
The noise was deafeningly loud like thunder.
The flames sparked after the explosion. The rain of fire landed on the deck, with the temperature around the airship increasing.
Baron’s face turned pale. He raised his right hand and there was a cross-shaped silver accessory on the waist. The color of the cross changed from silver to black and it dropped to the floor, turning into a pile of ashes.
“Good…good!” He shook his head and drew the egg-shaped black magic circle again as he chanted the incantation.
The two light wizards finally started to prepare for battle. They stepped forward together, their bodies covered in a white glow. After several seconds, they created two white light balls and the balls started revolving around them.
“They’re preparing for a strong spell. We need to move!” Perry shouted.
Angele nodded slightly. He gathered the energy particles around Baron’s body just like what the other five wizards were doing. Everything was going as planned.
The electric, fire, and ice particles were gathered all together. It was the basic application of energy particle control but each of the strikes could deal over 40 degrees damage. Perry also used a special technique to increase the accuracy of their energy strikes.
However, the white light balls created by the two light wizards in Baron’s team were blocking most of the attacks.
The white light balls were shrinking in size as the attack from Perry was getting stronger.
Finally, it disappeared after the sixth energy strike.
The light balls bought Baron enough time to finish the incantation.
He raised his arms.
Countless invisible vortices started spinning around his body.
Several seconds later, the vortices turned into two muscular men with gray skin. Their feet were replaced by some sparking electric pulse.
“Go!” Baron pointed Perry and his crew.
The two muscular men roared and raised their hands, creating countless purple electric pulses over their palms.
“Storm spirits!” Perry’s expression changed as he looked at the dancing electric pulses. He took two steps back and took out a piece of yellow wood piece. The man’s body vanished into the air after he tapped on the surface of the wood piece.
The light wizard couple turned around and ran away.
Angele pointed his right index finger in the air. A silver metal needle emerged out of his skin.
Some green energy particles flashed around his feet and he quickly moved away from the danger zone.
Coach and Nopel was just one second later. They had failed to escape the incoming attack.
They were struck by two purple flashes of lightning.
A red cloud and several rays of white light appeared in front of their bodies, but they were still penetrated by the lightning. They fainted at the same time and fell to the floor, black smoke rising from their burnt skin.
The rest of the electric pulses were absorbed by the silver needle Angele left at his original location.
“Two gone.” Baron looked relaxed.
“Take them off too!” He then pointed at the light wizard couple that was still running.
The storm spirits created some more electric pulses and the static noise echoed in the sky.
Angele took this opportunity to charge toward Baron at full speed. He drew the cursed scimitar and slashed forward.
At the same time, a black dagger that had a silver glint on its blade was flying to Baron’s waist from the left.
The timing of the ambush was perfect, and the two weapons struck Baron together.
A black energy wave was released from Baron’s body. He opened his mouth and tried to yell but failed. The two light wizards right beside him finally understood the situation and tried to create a barrier, but it was already too late.
The scimitar and dagger broke through the energy wave, striking Baron’s body savagely.
Baron was blown away by the impact and his body drew a straight line the air and hit the railings with great force. He spat out some blood and fainted.
“The storm spirits are out of control! Goddamn it!” Someone yelled.
A dark shadow moved to the fainted Baron, trying to snatch the crystal rune from his hand.
Angele stabbed the scimitar into the deck in front of Baron, creating a green light screen.
The two traded hits and all stepped back.
Angele grabbed the scimitar and created a silver longsword in his other hand. He flipped back and landed on the railings.
The black shadow rolled several times on the floor and forcefully smashed at the entrance of the cabins. The hood dropped and showed the pale face of a young man.
The two stopped for a second and charged toward each other again.
The man grunted and fell to the floor. He stopped moving as blood spurted out of his chest.
Angele turned around and jumped to the two storm spirits on the side.
His body disappeared from the deck for two seconds. In the next moment he reappeared in the center of the deck, he already had the rune crystal in his possession.
The two storm spirits dispersed and slowly vanished into the air.
“It’s over!” Angele raised his right hand and waved it several times.
Seemingly infinite silver strings emerged out of his hands and covered the whole deck.
One second later, the four fainted at the same time and lay on the surface of the deck.
The silver metal strings returned into Angele’s body.
Angele heard the noise and turned around.
Reyline was standing on the deck of the airship ahead. There was a large silver bow in his hand, and his long blonde hair was flying about in the wind.
There was a strange spiral rune flashing in the man’s right eye. Reyline slowly pulled the bowstring to a full moon and aimed at Angele. Many blue electric pulses were drawn to the bow.
Angele raised his hands and gathered green energy particles on his palm, creating a large translucent hexagram in the air.