The Wizard World - Chapter 307
Chapter 307: Changes (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Angele stood in front of the window.
“Since Vivian already gave you access to the ruin, you can enter some of the most important lab areas. First, she would not think you’d become her enemy. Second, she is certain you would not be able to discover the secrets of those areas. Last, only rank 3 wizards have the capability of destroying the gravitational magic circle,” Henn explained.
“She will not even consider you the suspect once she finds out what happens. The gravitational magic circle is the source of her power, which can be interrupted in several ways. You only need several minutes to modify the circle while she uses it. It will look like an accident.”
“So what exactly is the method?” Angele pondered.
“I will guide you through the process, just do what I say. I must first prepare something. If we succeed this time, the benefits will greatly aid you,” Henn stopped talking right after.
Angele exhaled once, turning around, and left the window. He walked to the bed and slowly sat down as he looked around.
The silky smooth blanket of black color was comfortable and was infused with a hint of flowery fragrance.
He turned on the switch of the scorpion magic device and started meditating.
Black smoke slowly coalesced in the air and gathered toward his face which turned into a black mask.
Angele fell into slumber after several seconds.
‘… Attempting the activation of the signet using energy particles …’ Zero’s mechanical voice echoed in his ears.
‘Signet activated. Forcefield has been modified. Tracking the process… Failed… Analyzing the result… Failed… Entering the Nightmare Realm…’
Angele heard the report and slowly opened his eyes.
The warmth of his body was still left on the soft blanket.
He stood up and straightened his back. The black mask turned into smoke and disappeared from his face.
White mist filled up the air and the mansion was deadly silent.
“I made it!” Angele was satisfied with the result.
‘How much bloodline power is left?’ he questioned.
‘None was consumed,’ the chip responded immediately. ‘You can stay in the Nightmare Realm for as long as you wish.’
Angele sighed in relief. He walked to the door and pushed it open.
The door opened and the silence outside was familiar.
Angele walked down the hallway and started checking the mansion.
Liv and the maids all disappeared. The only thing here was the white mist which caused the visibility inside to lower.
After walking around for half an hour, Angele did not encounter any strange events.
He was the only one inside the main building of the mansion.
Angele walked out of the building quickly and started checking the area around the mansion.
However, he did not find anything. He stayed alert the whole time while asking Zero to scan the area constantly.
For some reason, he felt that there was a mysterious aura surrounding the whole area.
Angele decided to return to the main building as he did not find anything.
He sat on the bench by the swimming pool and stared at the bushes on the edge of the forest, he knew that something would happen if he tried to leave the mansion area.
It was late at night but there was no insect making any noise.
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes as he checked the surroundings.
One hour later.
Suddenly, he stood up from the chair and walked to the other side of the pool.
The mist inside the mansion was white but the mist outside was black on the contrary.
The black mist looked like the remaining smoke from fireworks.
Angele walked to the fences and watched the wind blowing over the field of grass.
The gentle light from the moons shined upon the land. He could smell the fragrance of the grass in the air.
He narrowed his eyes and reached out of the fences.
A black shadow jumped out of the black mist and rushed toward Angele’s hand right after his finger moved out of the fences.
The black shadow was roaring as it moved at full speed. Angele could see the sharp teeth in its mouth under the dim light.
His expression changed. A long metal needle emerged out of the tip of his index finger and pierced the black shadow’s mouth.
Dark blood came out of the black shadow’s mouth and splashed on the grass. It almost looked like that the grass was hit by strong acid, as white stinky smoke rose from the ground immediately.
Angele finished the creature off and retreated quickly after seeing what was hiding in the shadow.
Groups of black shadows moved out of the dark mist and waited patiently outside the fences.
The black shadows revealed themselves under the moonlight. It was a swarm of wheel-sized beetles.
Angele glanced around; the beetles were moving forward together slowly. He could see the long mouths on the top of their heads. Their bodies looked like opened purses and the teeth were the zippers.
The mouths of the beetles were enormous and their sharp teeth lined up like long saws.
Strangely, those beetles had no eyes or nose. The only thing on their faces were the mouths. They had eight legs supporting their bodies and they were increasing their speed.
The beetles were climbing up the fences fiercely, trying to enter the mansion. There were thousands of them and it almost looked like a black sea.
More and more shadows were coming out of the black mist.
Angele dropped the dead beetle to the ground and returned to the main building of the mansion.
He slammed the door close.
He then started observing the silver needle on the tip of his finger carefully.
The silver needle was smoking, it was bent and it started decaying after contacting the strong acid inside the beetle’s body. The surface of the needle was covered with black marks.
‘My alloy’s resistance was not high enough for the beetle’s blood…’ Angele pursed his lips.
The metal needle broke into pieces and dropped to the floor then turned into a small pool of yellow liquid.
The beetles were getting closer and closer.
Several silver light dots appeared between the gaps of his right hand.
Those light dots came from the silver ring on his finger and activating the magic device was the best option he had.
He pushed the door open hard and raised his hand. Countless black beetles were moving toward him.
“Light of Thorns!”
Countless rays of golden light pierced through the swarm of insects. It looked as if there were golden swords slashing through their bodies, and the strike wiped off most of the beetles in the front.
The dead beetles turned into pools of black liquid; the sour and stinky smell of their blood permeated the air.
The golden light shined upon the mansion and illuminated on all the objects around.
Angele’s eyes were almost blinded by the strong light.
He lowered his head after making sure that most of the beetles inside the mansion were eliminated.
However, there were still seemingly infinite black beetles jumping out of the black mist outside the fences and the mysterious aura was getting stronger.
Angele narrowed his eyes and put his left hand on the signet in the center of his chest. The signet looked like a twisted musical note.
“Take me back!”
His body turned into a distorted white energy wave and disappeared from the area.
Angele’s body appeared in his bedroom again and he successfully returned to his own world.
‘If the black mist was the source of the beetles, I think I won’t be able to leave the mansion as it’s surrounded by the mist.’ Angele bit his lips. For some reason, he thought that the Nightmare Realm was transforming, but he was not sure if it was due to the location difference.
‘There’s only one way to confirm my assumption. I need to enter the realm from a different area.’ He decided to escape from the Nightmare Realm because he could not deal with all the beetles alone. It would just be a waste of time. Angele needed to collect more information about the realm.
He thought for a while, then he put on a long black robe and pushed the door open.
Angele sneaked out of the mansion and headed to the wooden house by the river.
He made sure that there was no one following him and put his hand on the signet.
His body disappeared into the air.
About one second later, his body appeared in the original location again.
White smoke rose from his body and the stinky smell in the air was familiar.
“Godd*mn it! This place too?!”
He was attacked by the beetles right after entering the Nightmare Realm. The forcefield protected him from being overrun by all those horrifying insects.
Angele pointed at the ground and a thin layer of metal barrier started dropping down from his body. It looked like a molting snake.
Several seconds later, the silver metal barrier turned into a pool of yellow liquid.
Angele was disappointed at the result. He spent years improving the resistance of the alloy that he created and he spent more than 100 crystal cards on the materials but the barrier could barely handle the beetle’s blood.
‘I shall explore the Nightmare Realm later…’ Angele took a deep breath. He had to stay in the mansion area for a while.
His plan changed as he failed to explore the Nightmare Realm, so he decided to find a method of separating Henn from his body first. Angele knew that the situation was getting worse as it seemed like Henn could harm him if she wanted to.
The whole thing about Vivian was a trap that was set up by Henn.
‘Anyway, I can enter and leave the Nightmare Realm freely now. I should focus on dealing with Henn.’ Angele had a plan in mind.
There were three things waiting for him to complete: increasing the mentality level, separating Henn from his body, and completing the mission from the Dark Wizard Tower.
In order to separate Henn from his body, he needed to find more information regarding soul forms, but he had yet to discover where to start.