The Wizard World - Chapter 325
Chapter 325: Gate of the Garden (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
The odor of burnt meat permeated the air—it came from the heart bombs that had exploded.
Those were all the energy bombs Angele possessed. Three silver scars manifested on his face, and his skin now had a metallic silver glint.
He tightly grasped the greatsword and brandished it forth.
The greatsword then shrank in size quickly and reformed into a long, slim blade. Its length had now increased from two meters to ten meters, and was twisting.
The blade formed a shell-shaped screen of light in front of Angele.
The sword screen collided with a black dot and stopped.
Unos had blocked the sword screen with the black scimitar with a disappointed expression.
“I did not expect you to interrupt my spell!” He was not hurt in the least, seemingly as if the heart bombs had done nothing to him.
“Well, I think I know how to win this now.” Blue glows slowly surrounded Unos’s horrifying right arm and was becoming brighter and brighter.
Suddenly he raised his right arm and swung forward with his black scimitar. The blade’s tip drew an arc in the air and generated a fierce energy wave.
This energy wave was initially a meter long and it started growing in length after it left the blade’s tip, increasing to seven meters in length within seconds and soaring through the air.
Unos did not care whether the energy wave had struck Angele or not. He quickly retrieved a small yellow ball about the size of a fist from his pouch and threw it into the air while taking out another one.
Several seconds later, there were now more than ten yellow balls floating around Unos’s body. Each of the balls was marked with a blue rune.
Unos began uttering an incantation in a low voice.
The yellow balls exploded in the air, like flowers starting to blossom, and conjured into miniature winged men.
The wings on their backs looked like the ones dragonflies had, but they were flapping so fast that they became blurry. The tiny men were thin and naked, and their blue eyes were the only things that could be found on their faces. Angele was not sure if they were male or female.
They were flying around Unos like bees.
“Go!” Unos pointed at Angele and gave an order.
All the winged men started flying toward Angele.
Sharp metal needles slowly protruded out of Angele’s body and floated in the air. The air temperature around him began increasing. There were lines of red energy particles revolving around his body.
Several seconds later, each tip of the metal needles all turned red.
Angele pointed at Unos with his right index finger, while black light flashed in his eyes.
One of the metal needles had infused with the black light but regained its original color quickly.
The needles soared into the air as it flew toward Unos.
The needles, winged men, and the black energy wave from the scimitar smashed against each other savagely. The winged men and energy wave dodged the metal needles, now flying straight toward Angele.
The metal needles, too, did not stop as they continued flying toward Unos.
Everything was traveling at the peak speed. It was nearly impossible for Angele or Unos to dodge.
Loud noises echoed in the area.
The black energy wave exploded with the winged, yellow men and the damage they did was much higher than the heart energy bombs.
The silver needles directly struck Unos with such ferocity. As he was controlling the miniature winged men, he did not do anything to defend against Angele’s attack. A screen of black light shattered into fragments after blocking most of the needles. Meanwhile, the rest of the needles pierced through his last defense and one needle suddenly accelerated.
Unos leaned to the side but failed to dodge the accelerating needle. He grunted when the needle pierced his left shoulder.
The dust that had been blown into the air due to the collision slowly dropped to the ground.
A silver needle had stabbed Unos’s left shoulder. No blood was coming out of the wound, but his shoulder was slowly turning gray. It was the effect of his petrification ability.
“Damn!” Unos quickly took out several small glass bottles filled with liquid and, one by one, poured all contents of each bottle. Soon, the rate of his shoulder petrifying slowed down.
Angele was standing at about ten meters away from Unos. He had blocked the explosion using the greatsword that had returned to its original form. His face was pale but there was no visible wound on his body.
“The explosion barely did any physical damage, yet it drained my mentality…How is that even possible?!” Angele was panting—he only had more or less 15 mentality remaining, and the situation was getting worse. The forcefield of the crystal scorpion was activated when the winged men exploded. That was the reason he still had mentality left but his head was now aching. Without the scorpion, he would have already lost consciousness.
“You are pretty good. Where did you learn the petrification spell from?” Cold sweat covered Unos’s forehead.
The battle was stopped to a standstill. Angele was trying to predict what Unos would do next.
Since Unos was a rank 2 wizard, he thought he could easily win against a rank 1 wizard like Angele.
“I did not want to do this, but I really need to enter the garden.” Unos took out the blue horn and tapped on it.
A countless number of blue runes flashed on the horn’s surface and the complicated pattern started shining. The intense blue light slowly climbed up Unos’s right arm then turned into a thick layer of conflagrating flames.
Angele raised his left hand; the silver ring on his finger started releasing rays of golden light. His expression changed as he saw the eye-blinding blue light in the front.
The golden light coming from the Light of Thorns had been weakened by the blue light and was having trouble moving around.
“That magic device…” Angele pursed his lips as his gaze fell on the blue horn.
He put his right hand into the pouch and activated the crystal scorpion once more.
Suddenly, a red scorpion-shaped rune appeared in the center of his forehead.
“Huh?” Unos hesitated after seeing the rune. “That mark…Don’t tell me you are…”
It seemed the rune reminded him of someone. He quickly tapped on the horn again and the blue light began retracting immediately.
“You can have the access. I give up!” Unos forced a smile on his face. “I should have double checked…” He stored the horn back into his pouch and disappeared into the blue fog.
Angele’s plan worked. Unos had realized that Vivian was his mother after seeing the rune.
About ten seconds later, the blue fog disappeared completely, and everything returned to normal again.
Angele was still with the Watchers, as if nothing had happened.
The members of the three families were still at their original positions but the Blue Nest Eagle disappeared from the top of the mountain.
Unos probably did not want the situation to get worse so he decided to retreat.
‘That blue horn…Had it fully activated, I would have had to use my signet and see if it could help me survive the attack…’ Angele bit his lips when he recalled the horrifying forcefield from Unos’s magic device.
“Master, are you alright?” Lyn’s black hammer was covered in fresh blood.
“I’m fine, is everyone alright?” Angele glanced around.
Most of the Watchers were injured but Liv, Lyn, and Hakeem’s weapons were soaked in the enemies’ blood.
Liv’s face was pale. It seemed like she used a lot of mentality. “The blue fog must be from their strongest magic device called the Eagle’s Horn. I didn’t expect them to bring it here.”
“How strong is that thing?” Angele asked.
“Well, it can deal an incredible amount of area damage instantly,” Liv replied in a grave tone.
“Instantly…?” Angele then realized that it was probably much stronger than the Light of Thorns.
“Unos must have discovered your identity and decided to leave. If you ever got hurt or killed, master Vivian will no doubt slaughter the Blue Eagle Nest. But yes, none of us can handle the power of that magic device. From the beginning, Unos should have realized your worth to our organization. That is why he did not use the horn right after the start of the battle,” Lyn added.
“It is about time to enter the garden.” Angele did not comment on Lyn’s words. Inwardly, he never thought Unos stood a chance of winning if he was without the magic device since he still had his signet. The outcome of the battle was difficult to predict as well.
However, Lyn did not know about the secret of having an ancient bloodline and thought Angele was going to lose. Angele was not concerned as he had learned a great deal from the battle. He now knew he could win against rank 2 wizards that had no ridiculous magic devices.
Angele remained calm and looked at the gate to the secret garden of the elemental fairies.
“Let us go. Who wants to come with me?”
At present, the heads of the three families were injured so no one was making any decision. This ought to be part of the Blue Eagle Nest’s plan.
Angele led the Watchers to the front of the gate.
The three teenagers retreated. Although they were in the Foreseer Form, they still feared the young man approaching them.
“Do you swear to keep your promise?” Kita questioned. He gazed at Angele and narrowed his eyes.
“Of course.” There was a gentle smile on Angele’s face.
Kita looked at the members of the three families and shook his head. “Fine, I’ll give you the access.”
He exchanged words with Henry and Susana. It seemed they finally made up their minds.
“Take one more person with you, please. We do not have much time left,” Kita said.
Angele thought for a second and replied, “Lyn, come with me.”
“Yes! Master!” Lyn stepped forward looking excited.
Kita, Susana, and Henry turned around and disappeared into the gate.
About ten seconds later, the surface of the gate was covered with a distorted energy wave.
“You can enter the gate now, masters.” Kita’s voice came from inside the gate.
Angele nodded and grasped Lyn’s right hand as they stepped into the gate together.