The Wizard World - Chapter 278
Chapter 278: The Central Continent (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
‘We’re from the west coast and it’s my first time visiting a city in the central continent. Is there any advice you can give me on that?’ Angele modified his mentality frequency and responded.
He had to chat with the woman using mentality waves and they needed to be on the same frequency. Angele was certain that the reason why the woman did not notice the conversation between him and the chip was the special frequency.
‘The west coast? Wizards still live in that poor area?’ The woman sounded surprised. ‘The resource points are weak and the wizards there aren’t talented. You won’t be able to advance to the next rank there.’
‘It sounded like you lost your physical form not so long ago…’ Angele narrowed his eyes, west coast should be strong in the ancient time.
‘Don’t think too much about it. You saw that, right? Stigma already became stronger after talking with the old bastard Arisma. His mentality is now strong enough for advancing to the Crystal stage. What do you think? Are you jealous?’
‘Jealous? Yeah, I’m jealous but I have my own plans. I think the fundamentals are important. Increasing mentality too fast will be a big problem in the future.’ Angele had a blank expression on his face.
‘Come on. Everyone knows that, but the problem is, what is the future you’re talking about? Your progression is so slow that you won’t even make it to the future. Advancing to the next stage or next rank as fast as possible will be a better option. The higher your rank is, the longer you’ll be able to live, and you’ll have plenty of time to solve all your problems. You won’t pass on such a great opportunity if you’re a real wizard.” The woman chuckled. “What do you say? You want me to help you?’
‘I don’t even know your name. I can’t just trust you like that.’ Angele stood by the campfire and saw Hikari having a conversation with Reyline. Angele did not draw too much attention, so he walked to the bush and made it look like that he was searching for herbs.
The woman hesitated for a minute and finally spoke, ‘Just call me Henn.’
‘Alright, master Henn. I have several questions to ask. First, what is the Key of the Shadow? How did you get into my body?’ Angele wondered.
‘You don’t need to worry about how I got into your body, but I’ll die if you’re killed.’ Henn chuckled. ‘For the key…You have a special key, right? That key is called the Key of the Shadow. All the core members of the Axis of Time have one. Who did you steal it from? There are a whole group of shadow beasts in the key, so you should take advantage of that.’
‘What exactly is this Key of the Shadow?’ Angele questioned.
‘The Axis of Time was the strongest organization that ruled the whole west coast. The situation was totally different back then. The resource points are rich and the wizards there were gifted. 15 keys were crafted and were given to the 15 wizards in charge of the most important areas. The keys were used to open special doors and yours is one of them. I don’t know what the key can do but it can stop the energy from leaking. This feature will help me to preserve my power regardless of time. However…’
‘It seems like someone has left a rune on the key. It means that the owner of the key is not dead yet. He’ll track you down sooner or later.’ Henn sneered.
‘Track me down? Ha, I already arrived in the central continent. I don’t think the owner of the key is strong enough to survive the trip. It will take him a long time to get here. I’m confident that I can win the fight against a weak wizard.’ Angele shrugged.
‘You’re right. Maybe this one lost his power, too…’
‘Master Henn, I’m curious, how did you and master Arisma lose your physical forms? You must be a strong wizard, right?’ Angele tried to dig deeper.
‘Well, there’s nothing for me to hide. Arisma and I were ambushed by a group of bastards. At the most intense moment of our battle, some people attacked us from behind. I’m counting on you, kid. You need to avenge me,’ Henn responded in a cold tone.
‘Me? A weak rank 1 wizard?’
‘You want the advanced meditation technique, right? I have it. I also have many strong spell models, some secret techniques, my research results, and all the treasures I collected…I’ll guide you and help you progress faster if you can kill all those bastards for me. What do you think?’ Henn’s offer was charming.
‘Advanced meditation technique, huh?’ Angele remained silent for a second and continued, ‘I don’t think I’m strong enough to kill your enemies right now. Don’t you think that you should give me part of the advanced meditation technique first? It’s my priority.’
‘When you reached your limit, I’ll make a fair trade with you, ha.’ Henn finished the word and cut the conversation off.
‘Master Henn?’ Angele tried to contact her again, but it seemed like she did not want to say anything else.
‘Not bad.’ Angele did not expect to meet a soul with such a strong background. He could acquire the advanced meditation technique without having to contribute to a large organization.
The only problem was the mentality.
With the life essence extraction method created by Zero and the cursed scimitar, he would be able to reach the required mentality level quickly and the ritual was not hard to prepare.
Angele made the decision and returned to the campfire, starting his daily meditation.
The others finished their conversation and started meditating as well.
The next day.
They started traveling again.
A large forest appeared in the front after the five wizards traveled passed the Abyss Canyon. The trees were taller and larger.
The vivid green of the tree leaves filled Angele’s sight.
The mountains on the far side separated the land from the sky.
After about half a month of traveling, the five wizards finally saw some other adventurers walking on the road.
There was a spark in the flame as a dried branch was thrown into the campfire.
In the deep forest, the mist of the early morning permeated the air.
Angele sat by the campfire quietly. He was throwing dried branches into the flame, trying to make it stronger.
The rest of the team was also resting by the fire. Reyline and Morrisa were meditating. Stigma was sleeping under a large tree. Hikari was organizing her potion bottles, colorful materials and strange items lined up on the ground. She checked them every day.
“As a potion master, it’s important to check if all the potions are still good. I never saw you do that, Green.” Hikari shook her head and looked Angele.
“Well, I’m not a potion master. I treat potion concocting as a hobby.” Angele chuckled. Zero could do the job for him. With the scanning function, he could check the condition of the potions easily.
Hikari thought that Angele had some secret techniques. She stood up and turned around. “I’m going for a walk. There might be valuable materials around. ”
She suddenly stopped after hearing a loud noise coming from the sky.
Angele noticed the noise as well. He raised his head and looked at the sky.
It was early in the morning. A white airship was passing by slowly in the endless blue sky. It was heading in the same direction as Angele’s team.
It was a spindle airship and its body was painted in white. The sails were covered with blue stripes and their sizes varied. Angele noticed the green energy particles around the ship’s body.
There were people looking down by the railings.
It seemed like they were having a conversation while pointing at a certain direction.
“Ciro Family’s airship. We’re getting closer.” Stigma suddenly opened his mouth. “An airship like that will only lower the altitude when it’s approaching the landing area. We won’t even be able to see it when it’s still traveling to the destination. The airship is protected by a special stealth barrier, so we can only see it when it’s about to land.”
“Let’s start moving then. We can have a good rest when we reach the city,” Angele suggested.
Reyline and Morrisa heard the conversation and stopped meditating.
The five wizards packed up quickly and headed to the direction the airship was traveling to.
They walked out of the forest by noon and saw a wide road ahead.
“That’s it. The Alayah Road.” Stigma walked down the incline and stepped onto the road. The rest of the team followed after him.
There were several lumberjacks entering the forest with axes on their back. The presence of the wizards did not draw much attention. Angele saw gray carriages passing by.
On the other side of the road was an enormous farm.
The crops were dancing in the wind and there were many farmers working in the area. There was also a windmill on the far side and its white blade was spinning slowly.
Stigma led the team to a stone road sign quickly and stopped.
The other wizards in the team had no knowledge of the central continent. Therefore, they decided to follow Stigma’s order. They did not even know what language was used here.
There were several characters engraved on the surface of the gray stone.
Angele compared the characters to the languages stored in the database, but nothing worked.
“What language is this?” he asked.
Stigma smiled as he explained, “It’s one of the universal languages in the central continent called Metia. It’s very easy to learn. We’ll reach the city after several days. I can transfer the knowledge to you on the way. I have several crystal orbs here.”