The Wizard World - Chapter 309
Chapter 309: Calm Before the Storm (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Angele left the carriage carrying his pouch that had the box which contained the cube.
After spending so long in checking the merchandise, it was now afternoon.
The orange light from the setting sun illuminated on the ground.
He heard someone singing from a carriage on the other side.
Angele turned around.
A young girl sat beside the opened door of the carriage; her long, black hair was eye-catching.
The girl’s legs were long and slim. She was wearing brown leather boots and a pair of tight blue pants. The hems of the pants were slightly damaged, but she still looked attractive in them.
There was a white flower in the girls’ hand and she was sniffing at it carefully.
The sun was still setting. The vibrant light shined upon her white one piece and black coat. She looked like a girl that did not belong to this land.
Angele looked at the girl for a while. She reminded him of someone familiar, but he just could not come up with the name.
“It’s the daughter of a family we met on the road not so long ago. We’re taking them to the city,” Freywood jumped off the carriage and explained. “If you’re interested, I can…”
“No, it’s fine. I’m not interested. It’s just that…” Angele shook his head. “Nevermind, I’ll be leaving now.”
Liv followed glaring at him as they started walking, but she did not say anything.
Angele took out the queen’s cube and looked at it. He thought that it was the only thing related to the souls among the goods. He wanted to do some experiments with it after he went back. He had seen something similar back in the Six Ring Area, but he did not purchase it due to the ridiculous price.
Many wizards tried to study the secrets of the soul form, but most of the rules could not be applied to the souls and its properties were ever-changing; the thing they found helpful yesterday would become meaningless the next day.
Angele walked to the mansion and Liv followed after him.
Two maids saw the two wizards returning to the mansion so they opened the door quickly.
Angele heard someone calling him with a crisp voice right after walking past the fences.
Liv and Angele turned around and saw the girl that was singing running to them, but she was stopped by the two maids.
A middle-aged man and a middle-aged woman got off the carriage that the girl came from slowly. Their faces were pale and they both looked tired. Angele noticed the high-quality clothes they were wearing.
Angele assumed that the girl probably came from a noble family that had lost their territory.
“What do you want?” He waved his hands and asked the maids to let them come in.
The girl walked to the two wizards and lowered her head. She bit her lips slightly and her face turned pale.
“Iris! Apologize to the two master wizards and come back now!” The middle-aged man was almost shouting.
“Your name is Iris?” Angele questioned.
The girl nodded right away, she looked at her parents but she decided to stay.
“I…I…Could you hire me, masters? We’re seeking shelter as my mother is too weak for long travels…” Her voice was so low that Angele could barely hear her word.
“If you can offer us a shelter, I can do anything for you!” The girl suddenly raised her head.
“What a waste of time.” Liv shook her head and walked away. She did not think that the girl had such high value.
Liv knew what the girl was planning. She started singing right after Angele left the carriage and acted like she was doing everything just for her mother. The girl was begging for the sympathy of a wizard and she thought that Angele might be interested in her body.
Liv had lived long enough to see most of the dirty tricks played by the mortals in the society. Girls like Iris once lived in wealthy families and the long trips were just too tough for them.
The girl was a virgin, but Liv doubted if Angele would be interested.
He could just purchase a whole bunch of girls from the slave market instead if he had the intention.
Angele watched Liv leave as he pursed his lips into a smile.
The girl named Iris reminded him of the girl he trained back in the Lennon City. Tia was just delivering food to him.
“So explain to me, why are you valuable to me? Why should I offer you a shelter?” He was mocking the girl.
The girl lowered her head again, not sure how to answer the question. She held her fists tight and her body was trembling.
Suddenly, a boy with a short brown hair jumped off one of the carriages and yelled. There was a bitter smile on his young face.
The girl bit her lips after hearing the boy’s call.
Angele shook his head and turned around. He started walking to the mansion again.
“You’re brave enough to walk to me, but you can’t prove me that you’re a valuable asset,” he spoke in an uncaring tone.
The boy ran to Iris and tried to grab her right hand, but she just walked away.
Tia knew what she wanted at the beginning, yet the girl named Iris never had a clear goal.
Three days later…
It was early in the morning and the sun was still raising.
Angele stood quietly on the training ground.
*CHI CHI CHI*
It sounded like something was breaking through the air.
There were countless silver strings appearing and disappearing around his body.
It looked like Angele was just standing there with his right arm in the air, but the crossguard sword in his hand was moving so fast that it turned into a blurred shadow.
Several minutes later, the silver strings vanished into the air and the crossguard sword slowly stopped.
He did a front slash again as he took one step forward, leaving a silver trail of the blade in the air.
Angele had a blank expression on his face, he started swinging his sword again.
The chip was reporting back to him every second, ‘Modifying the sword skill set…Combo is 88.75% completed…Slash combo is 92.11% completed…’
The faster Angele swung his sword, the more frequently the chip would report back.
It almost looked like there was a distorted shadow flashing on the platform. The trails left by the moving sword connected each other and turned into a long silver string twisting around the blurred shadow.
Angele decided to improve his sword skills after his attributes increased. The first version of the sword skill combos was now too weak for him.
The wind brought by the silver blade blew away the dust from the ground.
Liv was waiting quietly beside the platform, she leaned against the wall and watched Angele improving the sword combo.
Time was flying.
The wind brought by the sword was getting stronger and stronger.
It sounded like a wood stick broke into half.
Angele stopped moving right away.
He looked at the broken sword in his hand and asked the chip to stop the process.
The broken tip of the sword was left on the platform.
‘Without the cursed scimitar’s buff, my attributes are much lower than before.” Angele shook his head slightly and dropped the sword to the ground.
“That’s the fifth one.” Liv pursed her lips.
“Well, these weapons are too weak.” Angele took a deep breath and raised his left hand. The maid immediately brought him a clean blanket and a basket of water.
“High-quality swords are hard to find. You can ask master Vivian to find you one when she came back.” Liv nodded.
“I will likely craft one myself later.” Angele shook his head slightly. “I will go have some rest.”
Angele left the training ground, went to the second floor, and entered the bedroom. He started meditating right away.
Half an hour later, he slowly woke up from the meditation.
‘Show me my body condition.’ he ordered.
‘Angele Rio. Strength 12.0. Agility 11.5. Stamina 16.0. Mentality 79.5. Mana 57.2. Genetic limit reached. Status: Healthy,’ Zero reported back quickly.
‘I lost the buff from the scimitar after I broke it. Although the life essence of the scorpion woman is great, my attributes are still much lower than before.’ Angele’s brow furrowed.
“The scimitar can’t be the only cursed weapon,” he muttered as he turned off the crystal scorpion and took out the black box. “What do you think, Henn? Cursed weapons are great, right?”
“Don’t rely on cursed weapons too much. The buff is great for sure, but you will regret once more and more impurities gather.
“Anyway, it’s time for us to leave. Liv will be focusing on her study for a while, so we should go to the ruin right now. It will only take you about one week to finish the whole mission. You have completed the illusion magic circle in your bedroom already, right?”
“Yeah.” Angele’s expression turned serious. “I won’t do anything to Vivian after this. Don’t drag me into your personal revenge.”
“Ha, don’t worry, this is the last time. Activate the magic circle tonight when Vivian is about to leave the headquarters. This is our best chance.” Henn sneered.
Angele nodded slightly.