The Wizard World - Chapter 298
Chapter 298: Searching (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The place slowly fell silent within the onslaught of thick dust.
Angele heard the wind howling.
The entirety of the gray dust gathered around toward the center of the room and formed into a solid ball the size of a fist floating above Vivian’s right palm.
She lightly squeezed the ball.
The gray ball burst into purple flames which completely illuminated the entire room. The burning dust ball began shrinking until it completely disintegrated in just seconds.
Angele struggled to stand up. The walls in the ruin had been built with special materials. If not for his forcefield and high attributes, he would have been severely injured after the impact.
Vivian walked to Angele quickly.
He knew Vivian was not going to let him touch the golden fireball.
Vivian shook her head as she stared at Angele. The lady was taller than the young man. Her expression was cold, and anger filled her eyes.
“Don’t you know how dangerous the situation was?! You would have been burnt to death if I hadn’t returned in time!”
Vivian opened her mouth and sighed. She raised her left hand and patted Angele’s head as she calmed herself down.
“Don’t risk your life like that ever again.”
Angele became speechless. He did not want to tell Vivian his secret but that was the only way to explain the situation. The golden fireball had just been destroyed by a rank 4 wizard and Vivian was certain that her ‘son’ would not be able to deal with it alone.
Angele thought Vivian was going to punish him for that yet the only thing she did was give him a warning. After putting down her hand, she turned around and began to inspect the damages from the explosion.
Angele hesitated for a second before following her.
The hallway was not damaged in the slightest and the door was still there. Everything else, however, was destroyed. The world stone had been broken into several pieces; only about half of it was intact right in the center of the magic circle.
Vivian walked to the world stone sighing. She carefully observed what remained of the world stone, then she looked at Angele. “Angele, you can rest now. We did not lose anything important.”
Angele was not sure what he should say as he himself did not expect Vivian to return so soon.
He knew there was nothing else he could do here, so he nodded and returned to the residential area.
Vivian waited until Angele left before walking to the door at the end of the hallway. She slowly rubbed the runes that were engraved on the surface of the door.
“Damn…I spent ten years preparing for the final step and I only needed two more years, but everything is gone now…” She sighed once again.
Vivian had spent ten years collecting materials in order to communicate with the mysterious power on the other side of the door, but never did she expect Angele to ruin it all.
Vivian looked depressed. However, Angele was her only son and she did not want to get mad at him.
“Whatever, as long as he is safe,” she muttered. “Let me clean up this place first.”
With a flick of her fingers, green energy particles started dancing in the air.
Angele soon returned to the residential area. Climbing up the ladder, he returned to his room.
He walked to the corner and took out the black box, then he placed it atop the cabinet.
‘The world stone has been destroyed. Vivian is going to be sad,’ Henn immediately spoke right after the box was opened.
‘Why is that? It was probably my fault.’ Angele pursed his lips.
‘A world stone loses its function once its structure gets damaged. The energy waves it emanates will soon disappear, which means, the world stone is more or less a regular stone now. And did you see the magic circle in that room and the entire rune engravings? That should be at least ten years’ worth of effort.’ Henn chuckled.
Angele looked at the box. ‘Since I did not turn the switch of the crystal scorpion on, it seems you saw the whole process.’
‘Yet I still do not know why you went to check that door.’ Henn sneered.
‘Whatever. Transmit the level 2 spell to me now,’ Angele responded in a light tone.
‘Not a problem.’ There was no hesitation in Henn.
Angele could feel the information being transmitted to his brain through the mentality wave. At the same time, Zero’s warning messages were constantly echoing in his ears.
He asked Zero to allow the invasive mentality wave access and soon began accepting the details of the level 2 spell.
There was so much information that Angele felt a bit dizzy.
It took about half an hour for Henn to finish transmitting the information.
Angele soon realized that Henn had transmitted two level 2 spells to him. The first spell was Fire Eye and the second was Pyroblast.
Fire Eye was a tracking spell which was hard to be detected by anyone other than the caster. It could hide in any flame. The current scene, together with the sound, would then be transmitted back to the caster as though the caster was at the same place where the spell was cast.
Pyroblast, on the other hand, was a spell which would conjure an enormous fireball and could be detonated by the caster within a certain amount of time. It was powerful considering that it could deal not only physical but also magical damage. The spell range was decent and the area damage it could deal was high.
‘I like what you did to the world stone, ha. The second spell is a bonus for you.’ Henn chuckled. ‘I modified these two spells myself. You will see the difference once you master the spell models.’
Angele nodded then closed the box after their conversation. He took out the crystal scorpion from the pouch and activated it.
Translucent energy waves released out of the scorpion statuette.
Angele knew it meant Henn would no longer be able to track his activities.
(ED Note: You don’t need to worry about exposing your browsing history now, Angele.)
He carefully returned the scorpion into his pouch. Angele then took out a pen and paper and began to check the information about the two level 2 spells Henn had just transmitted to him.
The accident that had happened in the room where the world stone was held was Angele’s fault. Vivian lost everything and the efforts she had invested into her project were wasted, yet she did not punish him in the slightest. Vivian had even assured him that it was not a big problem.
However, Angele knew she merely did not want him to feel guilty. He had destroyed Vivian’s ten years’ worth of effort with but a few minutes. Vivian hadn’t killed him only because she thought Angele was truly her son.
The biggest problem lay in the fact that the only thing Angele acquired from the mysterious power was a strange rune and the golden fireball had already been eliminated.
The benefit he obtained could not justify the cost.
Angele finished checking the information. He sighed and sat down by the cabinet.
‘The ruin is definitely related to the Great Harpy’s bloodline. Vivian will likely monitor my daily life after this incident…’
He stood up and walked to the door, opening it.
Tiny red energy particles were on the edge of the door and were difficult to notice.
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes. He recognized the owner of these energy particles.
‘It’s Vivian’s…She left these energy particles here.’ He closed the door again.
‘Vivian will find out if I ever try to do anything in the restricted areas, I think.’ Angele shook his head.
‘Let me finish learning those two level 2 spells first.’
Angele spent most of his time studying and using the biochip to do simulations. He would have meals with Vivian in the dining hall every day. Their meal was simple—white bread, milk, eggs, and some fruits.
Without Zero, Angele would not even know what the current time was in the ruin. Life was repetitive, but he still had gotten a lot of work done.
Angele could still explore the ruin freely after the incident, but he noticed that many of the once-opened tunnels had been sealed in stone walls. It was now nigh impossible for him to head to the restricted areas.
He knew Vivian was trying to protect him from the dangerous areas.
Vivian knew there was only so much Angele could do in the ruin, so she imparted to him many level 2 Fire category spells to study.
Angele stored everything in the database.
His goal initially was to obtain as many level 2 spells as he could, and it should already be time for him to leave. However, Angele detected the remains of the mysterious energy inside the ruin several days after the incident, so he decided to stay here for a bit longer.
15 days later.
In the dining hall of the ruin.
There was a rectangular brown table at the center of the dining hall.
Angele and Vivian sat opposite to each other silently. The dining table was about ten meters long, yet they were the only ones having dinner.
The hall was being lit by the glowing red crystals on the walls which made the walls seem as though it was filled with dark red lava.
Angele cut the red meat on his plate into pieces and sent one into his mouth with a fork.
The meat was tender, and the garlicky flavor exploded in his mouth.
“What kind of meat is this? It’s great.” Angele looked at Vivian.
“I’m glad you liked it. It’s the sirloin of the fire lizards.” Vivian drank white milk from a glass and smiled. “I know you’re getting bored in the ruin. You can return to your home if you want to. I won’t force you to stay with me. For some reason, there’s some strange energy movement in the ruin after the accident…”
She stopped for a second before she continued, “You have your own things to take care of. Ah, you joined Elemental Hand, right? Make sure you do the basic tasks as the rewards are decent for new members. I can also offer you some help since you’re my…”
Angele hesitated for a second then he interrupted, “Actually, I didn’t see many Elemental Hand wizards when I joined the organization, why is that?”
“You are a new member, so you have not seen anything yet. What did they tell you? The headquarters of Elemental Hand is not just the place you have gone to. The Watch Tower, Wind Canyon, Wanderer’s Farm, Golden River, and the council are all part of the organization’s headquarters. There are more than one thousand wizards in Elemental Hand, but they live in different areas which is why you did not meet many of them,” Vivian explained.
“Well, I actually don’t mind a quiet headquarters. I am just curious.” Angele shrugged.