The Wizard World - Chapter 283
Chapter 283: Mincola (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The wizards at the center of the hall finished their fights within ten minutes. The three strongest wizards silently stood there with the badges they wanted in their possession. The rest of the wizards had chosen to stay away from them.
The old man wearing a white swordsman suit was holding a diamond-shaped badge with a stern gaze.
The handsome man in a noble suit held a long, white wooden wand in one hand and the book-shaped badge in the other.
The last winner was a humpbacked man with a pair of white eyes. His body was surrounded by distorted force waves and a golden square badge was floating in front of him.
Several wizards had fainted on the floor and the injured ones were staring at the three winners with disappointed expressions.
The three wizards eyed each other and started communicating through energy particles. It seemed that they had something else to discuss.
Angele had no time to check the situation at the center. He followed the badge of the Elemental Hand but realized that there was a man in a green suit going after it as well.
One of the badges lay quietly on the floor in front of the two wizards.
The light of the hall had faded after the oil lamps were broken. Only the energy particles around the wizards were brightening up the area.
Angele could see the strange red glow around his opponent’s eyes.
“Friend, I’m Mincola of Sethy. If you let me have this badge, I’ll pay you well. This is not the only Elemental Hand badge anyway,” the man muttered.
“Same to you, wizard Mincola. You can go find the other ones for which I’ll pay you well. I’ll keep my promise. What do you say?” Angele responded in a relaxed tone.
Elemental Hand was a relatively weak organization and there were not many wizards going after its badges.
The rarity of the badges could be divided into four levels. If level one was the highest level, the badge of Elemental Hand would be at level three which was still much better than the ones at level four.
Angele knew that there were only ten badges at level one to level three and the rest was all level four badges. There were around 30 wizards in the hall and it seemed like the leader wanted to them to fight for the best badges.
“Let’s fight then.” The man sighed and shook his head. “You can go for the other two badges or the weaker ones. They’re still good organizations…”
“Why don’t you do that if you know more about the weak organizations?” Angele sneered.
Spells started flying around in the hall again. The rest of the rank 1 wizards were either fighting for the level two badges or trying to find the level four badges. The ones that already acquired the badges had moved to the door and watched the others fight, including the wounded wizards that had to aim for the level four badges.
Angele talked with his opponent because he did not want the others to snatch the badge while he was still fighting.
He narrowed his eyes and stared at the man named Mincola.
The levels of their mentality waves were high. Although Angele was a Liquid stage wizard, he was certain that he could win the fight against a Crystal stage wizard.
The ball-shaped badge was in the middle of the two wizards, but no one was moving.
The atmosphere was getting heavier and heavier.
“Whatever…” Angele suddenly straightened his back and shrugged. “You can have this badge. I know that you don’t have a teammate. Why don’t you help me get another Elemental Hand badge? What do you say?”
Mincola hesitated for a second, then he chuckled. “Sure, I can do that. But are you sure about this?”
“Of course.” Angele loosened his expression and smiled. “There is more than one badge of Elemental Hand.”
He took a step back to show his honesty.
Mincola gave Angele a contemplative gaze, “I promise you that I’ll help you find one after I pick it up.”
“Sure.” Angele nodded slightly and stopped moving.
Mincola walked to the badge and crouched.
A silver scimitar that was infused with electricity almost hit his head.
The wind brought by the strong slash blew Mincola’s hair and clothes to the air. Blood leaked out of his mouth, eyes, and nose. He barely blocked the strike with a glowing crescent glaive.
Angele pursed his lips into a smile, turned around, and slashed forward again.
Mincola rolled to the left, smashing into the wall. A deep, black crack was left in the position he was at.
Angele rotated the handle of the scimitar and the other half of the blade popped up from the bottom of the handle; strings of green gas twisted around his wrist.
He picked up the Elemental Hand badge and looked at Mincola.
“Naïve. I guess I’m the winner.”
Mincola sat on the ground and struggled for several seconds. There were still fear in his eyes. Angele reminded him of someone he was familiar with, a man that would do anything to get the best result.
“I lost.” He pursed his lips and stood up.
Angele checked the ball-shaped badge he just acquired, then he turned around and headed for the door.
“Wait!” Mincola suddenly shouted.
“What?” Angele turned his head around.
“I have an offer for you. Help me get an Elemental Hand badge and I’ll give you rare materials in exchange,” Mincola said, word by word.
“Why would you trust me? I just lied to you.” Angele shook his head.
“In Sethy, even wizards keep their promises,” the man responded in a calm tone.
Angele stared at the man for ten seconds then slightly nodded.
“Sure, I’ll help you. Ha.”
Mincola looked at the man in front of him. He almost looked like the terrifying person in his memory.
This man was the same type of person as his elder brother. He gasped as the memories came back to him.
‘Brother…I’ll catch up…’ A person with seemingly similar features to Angele began to emerge from the depths of his mind.
Mincola’s brother was named Minlan. Just standing in front of this brother of his would already cause Mincola to tremble from fear. The terrifying man always had a smile on his face, as though nothing could stop him.
Mincola was as weak as an ant in Minlan’s eyes. Thus, the former wanted to change and improve himself so that his brother would look at him in a different way.
Angele looked like Mincola with his brow furrowed.
Henn was explaining the situation of Sethy to him. It was a famous area at the northwest of the city.
There were many swamps in Sethy which were under the control of many strong wizard organizations. Although it could not be compared to Omandis, Sethy was still richer than the west coast.
The strongest wizard organization in Sethy had the same name as the area. It seemed that Mincola was one of its members, but Angele was not sure why this man’s attitude suddenly changed.
Angele tricked Mincola and acquired the badge but he did not want to make too many enemies. His mentality was getting closer to the requirement and he needed to collect the materials for the ritual.
They worked together and won the fight against three wounded wizards easily. Mincola acquired another Elemental Hand badge successfully.
As a close-combat wizard, Angele’s Agility and Strength stats were horrifying to the extent that his enemies would be taken out easily if they did not pay enough attention. His body was much stronger than the Crystal wizards that were still fighting for badges.
There were two energy shields in front of Mincola, one from his Talent Spell and the other from the advanced meditation technique he was training in. The two shields could easily block about 60 degrees of damage, but Angele wrecked these in one strike.
Mincola guessed that Angele’s strength came from his physical body.
Angele was a Liquid stage wizard and most of the other wizards in the hall were all Crystal stage wizards. However, his attributes were quite high. Therefore, he could move faster, hit harder, and recover quicker.
20 minutes passed.
Mincola stood by the door and watched Angele treat his wound.
There was a long gash on Angele’s left arm. It was so deep that his bone was already exposed. However, the wound was healing at an unbelievable speed, and the only thing he did was applying some healing dust to the area.
About ten seconds later, only a long red scab with the width of an index finger was left on the wounded area.
“That was good,” Angele muttered as he observed the scab. “If that hit my bone, I’ll have to spend two days to rest.”
‘This guy has the recovery ability of a mutated beast…’ Mincola shook his head. He was happy that he made a wise decision.
Angele was hit by an element-infused weapon from a Crystal stage wizard, but it only took ten seconds for such wound to heal.
Angele was not surprised. His Stamina was over 10 points which were higher than an average mutated beast’s. The mutated mammoth’s Stamina was around seven to eight and it was already considered as one of the strongest beasts in the wild.
The strike dealt around 70 degrees of damage and his metal barrier was destroyed immediately. Angele leaned to the right so only his left arm was damaged. The attack could have killed him if it hit his chest.
The leader had already returned to the hall. Fono was standing beside a female wizard. His face was pale, and there was a level four badge in his hand.
“Good. Now, everyone has a badge,” the man spoke in a loud tone, “Alright. Please go to your destinations within two days and join the organizations using your badges. You can do whatever you want in your free time. Ah, I have some information for you.
“First, you can join the competition in the arena if you want. Second, some people robbed the treasures of several local families, and they are being tracked down in the mountains. Many wizards are going after them.”
“Are those events related to us?” a wizard asked. “Or…do you mean we can accept them as missions of the Dark Wizard Tower?”
“You’re correct. The reward for the missions is good. You can ask for the details from the one who posted them.” The man nodded. “One more thing. Local families are fighting for the mines but it’s not our business. Don’t get involved. The family heads have already talked to me, so we need to respect them.”
The leader left the hall directly after finishing his explanation.
The walls were not damaged but everything else was destroyed. The spells cast by the wizards were too strong after all.
The three strongest wizards followed the leader out of the hall and the rest of the wizards started leaving as well.
Angele said goodbye to Fono and exchanged communication runes with Mincola. They decided to complete their trade later; he left the inn alone.
On both sides of the river outside the inn, the green leaves of the trees were flying in the air. It was night time. The clean light from the two crescent moons illuminated on the ground.
The only noise was made by the insects and the water in the river.
Angele walked down the street slowly, it was cold and quiet. There were several drunk men leaving the taverns and they could barely walk a straight line.
‘I went for the badge of Elemental Hand as you said. You’ll give me the advanced meditation technique, won’t you?’ Angele asked.
‘Of course. Since you can increase your mentality just by killing, you’ll meet the requirement for the Crystal stage quickly. Mincola promised to provide you with the needed materials for the ritual so you’re all settled now,’ Henn responded in a nonchalant tone.
‘You’re right. I’ll start preparing for the ritual.’ Angele nodded slightly.