The Wizard World - Chapter 317
Chapter 317: Volcanic River (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
If Angele could find a poisonous river that was filled with fire energy particles, the second requirement would be easily fulfilled as the flame scorpions usually lived in places like that.
Angele noticed that although completing the second stage of the Molten Core River would help a wizard reach rank 1, it was much easier than the universal method that was used on the west coast.
He had done no few amount of thorough preparation and even resorted to drinking a number of nasty potions before he was able to meet the requirements to advance to become a rank 1 wizard. Training using an advanced meditation technique was one of the reasons why there were so many formal wizards in the central continent.
‘A poisonous body of water that has fire energy particles…Within Elemental Hand’s territory, only the volcanic river known as Nash fits the requirements.’ Angele checked the map stored on the chip and formulated this conclusion.
This volcanic river was located on the other side of the Bass River. Albeit not far, it would still take him two days to reach that place.
‘Well, it is not as if this is a secret mission or anything of that sort. I should probably head there with Liv so that Vivian would not be worried about me.’ Angele made up his mind and headed to Liv’s laboratory on the ground floor.
He knocked on the door several times.
“Angele? It’s late. What happened?” Liv’s voice came from inside the door.
“I want to go to the volcanic river. The fire particles in that place will greatly help in my meditation. Do you want to go with me? I plan to leave tomorrow.” Angele went straight to the point.
“Sure.” Opening the door, Liv looked at Angele. She was currently wearing a translucent, white nightgown which was quite revealing.
Angele was not interested in her body since he did not like Liv’s characteristics after observing her ever since the time of his first dealings with her.
Liv was indeed a powerful female wizard but was stubborn and fragile. She hated losing. In fact, she had never told anyone of the sparring session she had with Angele.
“Wait a second. I thought Vivian had a fire orb prepared for you. Have you tried that yet?” Liv asked. “All the wizards who trains in Molten Core River need those fire orbs. They are great.”
“I have already tried using the fire orb, but it was not effective. And I don’t really need those red dragon roots. I think, areas which contain concentrated fire energy particles will help in my progression instead. I have my own plans. Do not worry about it,” Angele replied in a relaxed tone. “Just get prepared. We will leave tomorrow.”
“All right then. I will arrange everything so that we can leave by tomorrow.” Liv did not ask too many questions.
“Ah, one more thing. Master Shozo’s dinner party will be held in the evening next Sunday. Make sure to check your messages.”
Angele, hesitant for a moment, raised his right hand.
A flaming red eagle-shaped rune appeared on his fingernails.
A clear voice echoed in his ears.
“Next Sunday, 8 o’clock in the evening. The party will be held in Rofo City. Make sure to be there on time. Master Shozo said you are the main guest.” It was Seth.
Angele had long forgotten about such matters during the time of his meditation. He had deactivated the communication rune at that time in order for him to stay focused.
He activated the rune once again only after Liv reminded him of the party. Seth’s message was received only about two days ago.
“All right, thanks. I almost forgot about it.” Angele rubbed his temples. “Good night.”
“Good night.” Liv turned around and slammed the door shut.
Angele was slightly flabbergasted. He then left Liv’s room and went upstairs heading to his own bedroom.
‘The volcanic river isn’t so far away from Rofo City. I can first head to the volcanic river, then attend the part in Rofo City after. It should be fine.’ Angele had everything planned in his mind. ‘The Poison Cloud Potion is almost complete, too. I need to submit it to the Dark Wizard Tower. The rewards better be good as I spent years on that.’
He had not talked to Henn ever since their last conversation. It seemed that the mission failing had been a wake-up call for her. She had realized that hatred was taking over her mind already, so she decided to calm down for a bit. Henn’s archenemy would always be the female wizard, Arisma.
It seemed like she had something important to take care of, but Angele had no idea what it was.
Angele was not concerned about Henn’s machinations since the Molten Core River was more important to him. He had enough level 2 spell models and he wanted to increase his mentality to 120. Moreover, he needed to infuse his mentality with elements.
Angele had not yet decided on which level two magic circle to use, but completing the second stage of Molten Core River was his priority at the moment.
Three days later…
South of the Bass River.
The volcanic river.
The peak of the Nash Mountain was covered with a vibrant grassland and looked like a piece of green paper with an enormous hole in the center.
A long, green river lay quietly within the deep hole.
The water was clean, and it looked like a piece of translucent emerald. The only strange thing was the smoke rising from the river.
The sky was covered with thick clouds. A small group of black dots was slowly approaching the top of the mountain and they looked like some type of bird.
Ten minutes later, the black dots started landing. It was a group of humongous black eagles and there were people in black robes sitting on their backs.
The eagles landed beside the deep hole on top of the mountain safely.
The black robes jumped off the backs of the eagles one by one and started checking the surroundings.
The black robe in the lead removed his hood revealing an average-looking face. He had short brown hair, and there was a silver glint on the surface of his skin. It was Angele, with a light red glow surrounding his eyes.
The other black robes removed their hoods as well. Liv was standing on the left side of Angele and a bald man with a cold expression was on the right.
“This is the place?” Angele glanced around and questioned in a light tone, “This is the volcanic river?”
“Yeah, that’s it.” Liv nodded slightly. “Hakeem is familiar with the area.”
The bald man forced a strange smile on his face. “Master Angele, let me introduce the area to you. There are many flame scorpions and lizards here. They can be dangerous if they catch you off guard. We’ll be safe if we don’t attack them first. Also, the mist over the river is extremely poisonous. If your resistance is low, I would suggest you stay away from the river. The lizards and scorpions will attack if you’re injured by the poison mist.”
Angele nodded slightly after hearing the explanation.
“Is there someone else here? I detected the mentality waves of other wizards.”
“Yes. The eggs of the lizards are valuable, wizards come here often for them. I think those wizards are from some small families,” Hakeem responded quickly.
He was a strong rank 2 wizard from the Watchers, so Liv asked the headquarter to send the man to protect Angele. There were also six rank 1 wizards at the Crystal stage in the escorting team and were all members of the Watchers.
Hakeem also brought Angele an item sent by Vivian. A small ruby ring that was enchanted by the third elder herself. The ring was a high-quality enchanted item that had strong defensive abilities.
Due to the events happened several years ago, Angele encountered several years ago, Vivian would send a force with him if he wanted to leave the mansion area.
“Alright, let’s go to the volcanic river then. I need to capture ten flame scorpions, but you don’t have to help me.” Angele turned around and looked at the wizards.
“Our mission is to protect you and follow your orders,” a female wizard in front responded.
“Masha and Golan, go search for the flame scorpions. Greenland, use your spider webs after finding those creatures!”
“Yes, captain!” the wizards responded quickly, seemingly showing how they were well-trained.
Greenland left the team with three other wizards and started searching the area around the river. Masha and Golan took out two black scrolls and started invoking incantations.
White light flashed upon the scrolls and countless black insects appeared from nowhere. They moved past the wizards and left the place immediately.
Hakeem walked to Angele and explained in a light tone, “This is a special insect trained by the Watchers. They reproduce extremely fast and they can detect the energy waves released by the mutated creatures easily.”
“Sounds great.” Angele nodded and waited at his original position patiently.
Time flew quickly, about half an hour later.
He suddenly heard someone screaming in the front.
“What happened?!” the female captain shouted. The volume of her voice had been increased by the energy particles.
The wizards that left the team reported back immediately using communication runes.
The female captain’s expression turned serious. She walked to Angele quickly after checking the messages.
“Master Angele, it seems like we came here at a bad time. There is an unknown number of wizards from several different families that have already stayed at the peak of the mountain for several months and it seems like they’re searching for something. A wizard I sent out captured one of their members and that was what his message said.”
“Huh?” Angele was a bit surprised. “That’s interesting. What are the backgrounds of those families?”
“You’re an important member of Elemental Hand and they’re just members of the families outside the major city. Don’t worry,” the female captain answered.
Liv chuckled as she stepped forward. “Well, I heard someone found a ruin that was filled with treasure several months ago and it seems like people really came here for that…The rumor may be real, otherwise, they won’t stay here for so long.”
“Treasures?” Angele was not interested. Vivian could supply him with most of the materials he needed, and he doubted if the treasures were valuable. “Whatever, let’s just mind our own business.”
“Sure.” The female captain nodded. A red rune flashed on the back of her right hand, and she sent the order to the wizards immediately.
Several minutes later, a black robe ran to the captain quickly with a man in his arms.
There were several small forests around the deep hole in the center and Angele also found another mountain on the other side. The two mountains were connected by a narrow platform.
He could see the sea of dark green trees on top of the other mountain.
It seems like the black robe captured the man from the forest on the other side.