The Wizard World - Chapter 263
Chapter 263: Taking the Chance (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Angele thought for a while and took a deep breath.
‘Zero, check my body condition.’ he ordered.
‘Angele Rio. Strength, 8.1. Agility, 7. Stamina, 11.2. Mentality, 45. Mana, 43. Condition: wounded. Scimitar buff activated. Genetic limit reached.’
‘My Stamina has increased from 8 to 11 and my Strength has increased from 4 to 8. The buff is incredible.’ Angele patted on his cursed scimitar, looking satisfied. ‘I should kill more magical creatures to make the buff even better.’
He wondered if the buff of the cursed scimitar had a limit.
However, if he somehow lost the scimitar, the buff would no longer be able to aid him. It was not something he could always rely on.
Angele still needed to improve himself.
He learned many things from the battle against the Cloud Bees. Although Angele was a dark wizard and was a good fighter, he would not be able to handle a large group of strong monsters just by himself.
Most of the dark wizards fought in similar ways. However, they all knew some special spells that would only be cast when necessary. Some had powerful modified damage spells, while some had already completed the ritual that could turn their bodies into the energy form. There were also wizards with strong secret techniques that only the inheritors of great wizard families knew of.
Average light wizards were weaker than dark wizards because they barely engaged in any real battle. Some dark wizards would ambush their targets in many ways. Light wizards could not even come up with such ideas.
Light wizards relied on their forcefield and they knew some basic damage spells. They would rather spend the time doing researches than learning strong damage spells.
That was the reason why they did nothing against the Cloud Bees. Angele thought there would be more survivors after the fight, but their spells were just too weak.
‘I need to find a way to stabilize my mentality so that I can start going for the Crystal stage.’ Angele shook his head. He had not yet found a better way to increase his mentality.
‘Is my mentality stabilized?’ he asked.
‘The mentality stabilization is 65% completed,’ The chip replied quickly, ‘Engaging in intense battles will increase the speed of the process.’
‘That’s a good news.’ Angele felt relieved. ‘How should I increase my mentality? Check the database for me.’
‘Creating the task…’
Angele walked to a dead Cloud Bee as Zero was still searching the database. He pointed at the dead body and released a ray of silver metal liquid from the tip of his finger. The liquid covered the surface of the bee and with the help of the Metal Mastery, Angele carried it back to a room down the stairs.
He wanted to check the body structure of the bee and find out its weakness.
About three hours later, someone knocked on the door.
“Come in, please.” Angele turned around and recognized the visitor right away.
The door was pushed open. Stigma was still wearing a black robe. He entered the door with a black diamond-shaped stone in hand.
“Just call me Green.” Angele put down the surgery equipment beside the bee’s dead body after seeing the stone in Stigma’s hand.
With a flick of his finger, the water energy particles formed some clean water and washed the dirt off his hands.
“Take a seat.” Angele pointed at a chair.
The two sat opposite to each other.
“You’re correct about the advanced meditation techniques. Many can be found in Omandis. However, they are the secrets of the families or organizations. You need to join the organizations, prove yourself to them, and send an application. After that, you will be able to acquire the advanced meditation technique, but they will make sure that you can’t leak the secret to the others.” Stigma sent the information using energy particles. ‘And you need different resources to support different advanced meditation techniques. A large number of magic stones will be required.”
“Wait, does that mean there are true inheritors of ancient wizards in Omandis?” Angele wondered.
“It’s…not like what you think.” Stigma shook his head. “Our system is similar, but us present wizards are still much weaker than the ancient ones. We’re progressing using a different route developed by our ancestors, but to progress will require a large number of resources.”
“So the problem is still the resources…?” Angele rubbed his chin and started thinking.
Stigma looked at the black stone for several seconds and handed it over to Angele carefully. “This is a part of my family’s meditation technique. You can take a look.”
“That’s generous of you.” Angele smiled.
“This is not the advanced meditation technique we talked about. I think even Reyline has something similar, but it’s better than the one you’re using.” Stigma shook his head. “I’m not an important member of the family so I can’t apply for the advanced meditation technique.”
Angele nodded and as he grabbed the black stone, he noticed rows of twisted runes engraved on its surface that looked like a bunch of meaningless strings.
The runes were connected to each other. It almost looked like they were moving around. Angele rubbed his eyes and looked at the stone again, but the runes had already stopped moving.
“Thank you for the help.” Angele opened the drawer and took out a glass tube with clean blue liquid inside.
He handed the tube to Stigma.
“You know I’m a potion master, right? This is a special healing gel I made. Give it a try.”
Stigma narrowed his eyes and carefully accepted the glass tube. “Thanks, I’ll be leaving now.”
Angele watched Stigma leave and he locked the door.
He held the black stone in his hand and observed the runes carefully.
Angele memorized all the patterns quickly, then closed his eyes and started trying out the new meditation method.
Several days later, the three airships traveled passed the Cloud Bee’s nest without a problem after Angele increased the speed. The bees did not go for them again as the five wizards all used their own stealth techniques.
The meditation technique Stigma had given helped him a lot.
On the second day after they went past the nest, Angele’s mentality was finally stabilized.
Angele created another task using the biochip right away. He wanted to find out the best method to increase his mentality.
Zero helped him find the right solution when he wanted to advance to the Liquid stage. Angele believed that this time it would work too.
The analysis function and the database were the reason why the biochip was extremely helpful. The wizards had no way of collecting such large amounts of data and memorize all of them. The analysis function could provide Angele with the best solutions to his problems, too. Although there were limitations, it could still help him progress as a wizard.
Many wizards stopped progressing after advancing to the Gas stage due to various problems.
It took Zero about three days to find the best plan for Angele.
There were two possible solutions.
The first was to find the advanced meditation techniques, but it was too hard to accomplish at the moment.
The second was to kill strong monsters with the cursed scimitar. According to the simulation, it was possible for Angele to absorb some of the pure life energy when the scimitar was consuming the souls of the dead creatures. With the help of proper potions, his attributes could be permanently increased during the process. However, the method could only be used occasionally as the side effects were still unknown.
The potions used in the method were relatively easy to concoct. The only thing he needed was to prepare some special neutralizers.
Inside the room.
Rays of morning light went through the window and illuminated the place.
Angele stood beside a wooden table with a glass bottle in hand. Inside the bottle, there were several grain-sized stones. He was pouring the stones into a beaker on the table.
The beaker contained bubbling green sticky liquid.
The black stones melted and disappeared after contacting the liquid.
Several seconds later, all the stones dissolved in the beaker.
Angele stirred the green liquid with a glass stick several times and poured the solution into 12 empty glass tubes.
Quickly, the glass tubes were inserted into a shelf on the table and all of them were filled up with the sticky solution.
These were the neutralizer Angele needed to concoct the required potions. The potions were used to make sure the pure life energy from the scimitar could be successfully absorbed by his body.
“It’s finally done.” Angele wiped the sweat off his forehead.
He raised his right hand and a bat-shaped rune flashed on the back of his nail.
“How long until we arrive at the next dangerous area?” Angele questioned.
“Five hours later.” Reyline’s voice echoed in his ear. “Let’s see if Stigma’s method works.”
“Yeah. He said that those creatures were weaker than the Cloud Bees, but we should still proceed with caution.”