The Wizard World - Chapter 304
Chapter 304: Message (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The escort sent by Vivian was a female wizard of great power belonging to her army named Liv and was also known as the Snake of the East.
Contrary to Angele spending nearly ten days during the time he was still first searching for the ruin, it had merely taken them five days to leave the volcano.
Liv told him of many shortcuts around the snow-covered volcano. Immediately they reported back to the headquarters before heading to Bass River.
They had not wasted any time along the way and quickly returned to the small wooden house that had been built by Angele.
By the riverside, a small house with black ceiling enclosed in white walls stood quietly.
Green trees were positioned at an area covered in the abundance of yellow grass.
At this place, Angele and a lady wearing a dark red cloak both stood there without making any noise.
It was currently noontime, and the golden sunshine reflected on the two’s faces. However, such bright light was unable to warm their bodies.
Angele looked at the wooden house he had built then turned around to look at a small mansion on the other side of the empty ground.
A pool had been built right in front of the mansion. The water was producing ripples and reflecting the sunlight.
“Was this built by master Vivian?” Angele looked at the lady wearing a dark red cloak.
“Yes, the third elder asked the best dwarf workers to build this mansion at this place. I hope you are delighted with the result though they did not have ample time for the finishing touches,” the lady replied in a relaxed tone and with a crisp and clear voice. It was almost as if she sounded like a teenager.
“It is fine. I will live in my own house regardless, so you can have the mansion.” Angele’s brows drew together.
“Your wooden house is too small for us,” Liv responded in the same manner. “The elder has asked me to stay with you at all times. Protecting you is my duty.”
She took off the hood she was wearing and revealed her long black hair and her pretty face. With the addition of long and sharp eyes and thin lips, the lady looked like a twenty-year-old lady.
“Or we can share the same bed.” Liv pursed her lips. “I do not think I’m that attractive to you, but I should make things clear first. You are not my type.”
Angele was rendered speechless, yet he was unconcerned about what Liv had just said. “Well, why do you need to stay with me at all times? Just how bad is the situation?”
“It is worse than you would think.” Liv turned around and walked toward the river. Scooping a handful of water from the river with both of her hands, she drank it quickly.
Angele hesitated for a while and nodded his head.
“Alright, let’s go to the mansion then.”
He had no intentions of building a deep relationship with a female wizard that was stronger than him. It would not be a wise decision.
“I will go pack up.” He turned around and walked into the wooden house.
Angele walked out of the door with two large travel cases quickly.
They started heading to the other side of the empty ground.
The main building of the mansion looked like the character ‘T’. On the left side of the ‘T’ was the pool, and on the right side was a small square.
There was no one inside the mansion, so the place was silent.
Angele walked to the pool and entered the building through the side door. Liv followed him, their footsteps echoing in the hallway.
“Where are the workers and maids?” Angele asked as he walked.
“We can hire them from the towns around, or you can find some from the non-human races. There are more options to choose from, but those areas are dangerous,” Liv responded quickly. “And if you want beautiful girls or elves, you will need to buy them from the slave market. You are a formal member of the Elemental Hand, so you have the access to the market founded by the council. There are many high-quality slaves being auctioned on the market every day.”
“Can I find female wizards there?” Angele chuckled and shook his head.
“Why don’t you just pay me?” Liv pursed her lips. “Actually, you are the third elder’s son, so you do not need to in order to fight me.”
“Is that so?” Angele walked to the main door of the living room and pushed it open.
The door was not locked. What lied ahead was a living room with walls painted in brown.
The yellow glowing crystals on the walls made the room warm and bright. Several sofa chairs were located around the corners and there was a large red tree stump in the middle. Several white robes were hanging on the back of the main door.
Angele did not stop but instead went across the living room and entered another hallway through the back door.
By the end of the hallway, there was a large empty training square.
The training square was built using white stones. There were complicated runes engraved on the surface of its ground.
A black weapon shelf was set up by the square, loaded with weapons and gears. All the weapons were surrounded by a white glow which meant they would not do any actual damage to human bodies. It was a simple matrix widely used in training areas.
Angele left the hallway and walked to the weapon shelf. He took two crossguard swords from it and looked at Liv.
“Practice match? What do you say?” His brows furrowing. “You know how to use a sword, right?”
“You’re too weak to be my opponent.” Liv had a blank expression on her face.
“Why are you so confident?” Angele was surprised. “I thought only wizards like me would keep practicing close-combat skills, but it seems you are different.”
“I have lived in this world for too long, so I needed to find more things to do. I enjoy practicing sword skills.” Liv grabbed a crossguard sword from Angele’s hand.
“I prefer using spears more actually.” She slashed through the air using the sword.
A light red trail was left in midair.
“What’s this?” Angele narrowed his eyes slightly and checked the blade of the sword. It was pure silver and it was impossible for Liv to enchant the weapon in such a short period of time.
“This is the life energy of the Grand Knight.” Liv swung the sword in the air several more times, seemingly as though she was trying to get familiar with the weapon.
“Grand Knight? You’re a Grand Knight?” Angele was curious. His attributes were much higher than a Grand Knight’s, but he did not have the ability to control pure life energy.
“Yeah, why are you surprised?” Liv was not concerned. She jumped to the center of the square. “Let’s start then. I still have several experiments to finish. We have already wasted a lot of time on the road.”
“Alright.” Angele jumped to the center as well.
Then he also swung his crossguard sword several times.
The wind brought by the blade blew the dried leaves away from the platform.
Liv’s expression turned serious after seeing this scene.
She thought the young man reached the Crystal stage just because he had a good mother. However, it seemed he knew how to use a sword and he had a strong body.
Liv wondered if the elder modified his body with the best rare materials.
She narrowed her eyes and stared at Angele showing a bit of jealousy.
“Let’s go! Watch out!” She quickly drew two straight lines using the sword, and the red life energy trail slowly vanished into the air.
“Star Blink!” Liv shouted and charged toward Angele after moving through the two life energy trails. The longsword in her hand was covered in a bright red glow.
She was so fast that the noise made by the sword piercing through the air echoed in the area.
Angele stood on the ground and watched the red sword approaching him.
The two wizards’ swords clashed, and flames sparked between them.
Angele leaned to the side and disappeared from his original position.
Liv pursed her lips and released a distorted energy wave. She turned around and slashed forward.
Some warm air blew over her right ear.
“You are pretty good…but you don’t stand a chance against me.” Angele’s voice came from the opposite direction.
Liv grunted and was blown away by the impact like a piece of paper, smashing into the edge of the square. The air was blurred by the dust from the ground.
“Damn!” Liv struggled and raised her left hand. A dark red glowing rune appeared in her right eye and it started spinning.
A translucent energy pulse formed an enormous hand in front of Angele, reaching out toward his head.
“I give up.”
Angele held the crossguard sword in hand and smiled.
The hand stopped right before touching the tip of his nose.
The strong wind brought by the distorted hand made his hair fly in the air.
“I am yet to be ready to block an energy pulse used by a rank 2 wizard.” Angele shook his head. “But I think my sword skills are better than yours.”
Liv stared at him and gritted her teeth. The red rune slowly disappeared from her right eye and the translucent hand vanished into the air.
“You won,” Calming herself down, she responded in a light tone.
“The sword skills are only useful under certain circumstances. I still need you to protect me. You have yet to reveal your true power, right? I was just lucky.” Angele bowed slightly to show his respect and threw the sword toward the weapon shelf.
The sword returned to the empty slot accurately.
He was satisfied with the result of the practice match.
Angele had no chance to test the bloodline power of the scorpion woman during his stay in the ruin. Only during the match had he finally tested it.
The scorpion woman was the guardian of the illusion pool, so her bloodline should be purer than the one from the great harpy. Angele was certain that the power of the bloodline would be strong than the illusion signet, but it exceeded his expectations. The mentality wave of a rank 2 wizard failed to track his motion and the illusion effect completely hid him from Liv’s sight.
The full combo was incredibly powerful.
The burst of speed was a passive skill from the musical note on his chest. It would only take a split of a second to double or triple his movement speed. Angele could probably move faster than the sound when the requirement was met, and it was not even an active skill.
If the power of the scorpion woman was not partially sealed, she could have destroyed him easily.
Angele was not sure why the illusion pool restricted the guardian’s power, but he felt lucky that he successfully assassinated one of the scorpion women.
He collected a lot of important data during the short fight against Liv and he asked Zero to analyze the real skill level of a rank 2 wizard.