The Wizard World - Chapter 264
Chapter 264: Snake Lizard (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
“Did Hikari give you the information on the Snake Lizards?” Angele questioned in a light tone.
“She did. Snake Lizards live in the caves around the cliffs. There will be around 20 of them in an average-sized patrol team. A Snake Lizard is about two meters tall and its intelligence is very high. Although they haven’t developed written language yet, most of them can speak. Well, anyway, they will attack the airships. That’s for sure,” Reyline explained.
“We’re just food to them.” Angele shook his head.
The two remained silent for a minute.
“Green, I’m sorry. I think it’s my fault.” Reyline opened his mouth again.
Angele did not reply right away. He sighed and slowly spoke.
“I checked the storages of all three airships. I have the amulet, but it has taken me some time to unlock those rooms with magic stones inside. Do you know what I found? Take a guess.”
Reyline did not respond, as he probably already knew the truth.
Angele sneered. “Three airships! Not one single magic stone can be found in the storage rooms. You are also hiding something from us. All the wizards on the airships are weak. Just spit it out already.”
“You’re right. They want me to die on the trip. It’s a death trap, to be honest. The wizards on the airships were all recommended by the elders of the Six Ring High Tower…except…you. I don’t know anything about you.”
“So even if we can return to Nola, there’ll be assassins waiting for us, right?” Angele went straight to the point.
“What about Omandis then? What if we somehow survived the trip? Will there be people waiting for us too?”
“I don’t know.” Reyline lowered his voice.
Angele recalled the day Ander told him about the information.
Ander should have already known that it was a death trap, but Angele did not understand why the Dark Wizard Tower did not inform him about the situation.
Stigma was an outsider to Nola and he would never be selected under normal circumstances. Reyline was probably the only wizard important to the organization on the airship but he was the target.
“Whatever. We have already survived the Cloud Bee area. We will see how it goes.” Angele calmed down. “Get ready and do what Stigma said. Soak yourself in water and breathe using a straw. The Snake Lizards might just let us go.”
Angele cut off the communication. He walked to the window, then he crouched and hid under the windowsill. He held the amulet tight in his hand and slowly closed his eyes.
Countless blue light dots gathered around Angele’s body, turning into drops of water.
The water drops merged and formed a large water ball.
Silver metal liquid leaked out of Angele’s body, creating a large bathtub. It fitted the dropping water ball perfectly.
Angele moved into the bathtub and lied down. He then created a metal straw and stuck it out of the surface of the water.
The room was silent.
Time was flying.
Angele suddenly heard some strange noise from outside the window.
It sounded like wings that were made of metal.
A purple human-shaped creature flew past the airship.
The creature had the body of a human, head of a snake, and wings of an eagle. There was a metallic glint on its skin.
Angele had hidden himself under the windowsill, so he did not get detected by the creature.
*Ka-ta Ka-ta Ka-ta*
About six or seven Snake Lizards flew past the airship.
Those birdmen with brown skin were checking the airships with their long, slim green eyes. They were holding different types of metal weapons in hand. It seemed like they knew how to craft basic tools.
The three airships were deadly silent. The only noise was made by the envelopes.
Angele hid in the room carefully. He could see the Snake Lizards flying past the window.
They flew around above the airships for about ten minutes then finally left.
Angele followed the plan and stayed in the water for another half an hour with his eyes open.
He stood up quickly and jumped out of the bathtub.
Fire energy particles dried his clothes as white steam rose into the air.
With a flick of his finger, the metal bathtub turned into liquid and returned into his skin.
The water inside the container fell to the floor.
Angele was not concerned about the water. He turned to the window and looked down.
The only thing he saw was a mountain covered with thick snow. There was no plant or living creature down there.
The area around the mountains was deadly silent.
The temperature inside the room was controlled by a special rune, so it was quite comfortable.
Angele moved away from the window and opened the door. He saw the door on the opposite side was opened as well and Morrisa walked out of her room.
“We’re good, right? Master Green?” Morrisa was asking in a shaky tone. Angele could see the fear in her eyes.
Her long black hair trailed over her shoulders and her left hand was still covered with bandages. Morrisa’s skin was pale. Angele was not sure if she was just too scared or she still needed some more time to recover from the injury.
She was wearing a long wool dress that looked identical to a white robe. There was a diamond-shaped sapphire on the tip of the white short wand in her right hand.
“Let’s go take a look.” Angele turned around and walked to the staircase.
Reyline, Stigma, and Hikari were already standing on the deck.
Hikari crouched beside a pool of green sticky liquid. Stigma was talking to her with his brows furrowed.
Reyline was looking at the mountains beside the railings.
The three looked at Angele and Morrisa as they stepped onto the deck.
“They took away the corpses of the Cloud Bees.” Hikari stood up. “Except the one in the room, Green, the rest of them are all gone.”
Angele walked to Hikari and looked at the pool of green sticky liquid. There was a trail of the liquid leading to the place Reyline was standing at. It seemed that the Snake Lizards jumped off from the airship from there.
“That’s not a problem. We’re still alive. That’s all that matters. It seems like we don’t need to fight this time,” Angele responded.
“Where are we at right now? Anyone?” He turned to Stigma.
Stigma took out a fist-sized crystal orb and tapped it with his right index finger with his eyes closed.
“We’ll travel past the mountains soon. The next area is the Forlorn Plains. Another challenge lies ahead,” he answered.
“The Forlorn Plains?” Reyline walked to Stigma. “How long until we arrive at Omandis?”
“After the Forlorn Plains, there is the Mamba Highland then we need to fly across the Abyss Canyon. If we can survive all that, it will take us about another 10 days to get to the border of Omandis.” Stigma explained, “The three areas are not populated, so we need to stay undetected the whole time. Otherwise, we’ll die for sure.”
“Let’s clean the airship first.” Hikari pointed at the pools of green sticky liquid on the deck. “I think the liquid will lure the flying beasts here.”
“You’re right.” Angele nodded.
The five wizards conjured water and washed every corner of the deck clean.
Angele summoned several water elementals using Hikari’s potions. The water elementals were created by pure water energy and they were very helpful when cleaning floors.
They started at morning and finished by the afternoon.
It was getting dark outside. The sun hid itself behind the thick clouds and the atmosphere was heavy.
The wing was soaring in the sky.
Under the dark clouds, the three airships lined up in the air. The airships were surrounded by white energy barriers and their direction was controlled by the green energy flows around them.
Quickly, the airship left the snow mountains and entered a forest with sparse trees.
Angele stood beside the railings and looked down.
Between the gaps of the trees, he could see several white monkeys running around.
The last rays of light brightened up the area below.
“Huh?” Morrisa found something. She sounded surprised.
She turned around and yelled, “Hey, come here, what’s that?” She pointed down.
The others that had been checking the landscape by the railings ran to Morrisa after hearing her words.
Angele walked to Morrisa quickly and looked at the place she was pointing at.
A pink light dot was flashing between the green trees.
“What’s that?” he questioned.
“Let me see what I can do. Give me a second.” Morrisa drew a circle in the with her short wand.
Several red dots mixed in yellow light dots were released from the sapphire.
The light dots stopped in the air for a second, then it flew toward Angele and moved into his eyes slowly.