The Wizard World - Chapter 332
Chapter 332: Mission Complete (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Two blurry shadows were moving swiftly along a dark path between the trees of the forest.
Even though it was supposedly dark, the glowing blue mushrooms on both sides of the path provided them with minimum visibility.
Angele, who was advancing at full speed, swiftly checked the sky. Several specks of red light that looked like fireflies were chasing after them.
In reality, however, these were fully-armored knights riding enormous red eagles. The knights were wearing glowing red helmets that looked like a bunch of light bulbs flying in the night sky.
The cries of the eagles were piercingly sharp and loud.
“Master, what should we do?” Lyn communicated with him through energy particles—she sounded nervous.
“I have already notified Master Vivian. She will send a team to help us.”
Angele maintained a calm composure, organizing his thoughts before he spoke, “I severely injured Shozo and that masked man using a magic device Master Vivian has given me. They will not be able to catch up in two hours. They need that amount of time to recover, so we must leave the area before they completely recover.”
“Two hours?” Lyn knew there had been a fight earlier, but her head was aching. Thus, she was completely clueless regarding what happened. She only saw something blue flying around then at the next second, Angele had already dragged her into the shrubberies.
Their conversation ended there. Both of them knew that the best option they had was to return to the headquarters of Elemental Hand since it was also the main base of the Watchers, and they would certainly lend them a hand.
Each elder of Elemental Hand had their own private army. The Watchers that Master Vivian had founded would comply only with her commands. They were members of Elemental Hand, but they had the privilege to ignore direct orders from the council. This kind of situation would change only if Vivian somehow lost her life.
Wizards and wizard apprentices all needed to sign a special contract upon joining the Watchers to ensure that their loyalty lay with the third elder.
“What? Angele nearly killed Doris?!”
Inside the secret chamber of the ruin underneath the volcano. At present, Vivian was rubbing her temples in disbelief at what she had just heard. The message had been delivered by a translucent human in front of her.
It was a young woman wearing a tight black suit and a silver headband. Her body was surrounded by thick, black mist.
“Yes, master. Master Angele injured Doris and even used a strange spell to heavily injure Shozo and a rank 4 wizard from Black Earth. He is being pursued as we speak, though I think they will not be able to catch him. He is running towards us while being accompanied by Lyn,” the woman responded.
“Are you sure it was Doris? The beloved son of Black Earth’s leader?”
“All right…I think I am getting used to Angele getting into trouble…” Vivian sighed with mixed feelings. What Angele had done definitely was giving her headache.
“The strange spell should be a special rune that was applied to him by Master Henn. Otherwise, it would be nearly impossible for him to injure two rank 4 wizards at the same time. A long blue hand, huh? Anyway, just tell me what’s going on now.”
“Master Angele has already left Rofo City. It will take him about two days to reach the closest Watchers guard post. Doris’s guards, the flying knights of Black Earth, are still pursuing him but I have not seen Master Shozo,” the woman spoke objectively.
“Give me a break…” Vivian closed her eyes for a second and continued, “Send the ‘Triumvir’ out to help Angele stop the pursuit of the flying knights. Be careful when interacting with them. I do not want the situation to get any worse. We still need to focus on the problem with Thousand Waterfall City first.”
The translucent woman disappeared.
Only Vivian remained inside the chamber. She walked to a chair and slowly leaned her back as she sat down.
“Black Earth…Perhaps I should never let Angele leave the mansion again…” It was not that Vivian wanted to be seen as overprotective, but Angele was her only son.
She did not bother herself too much with the blue hand that Angele manifested.
Wizards at higher ranks often had stronger power but it also depended on the spells they knew and how high their mentality levels were. Vivian still had the advantage facing the six lords, and all of them were rank 4 wizards. She had also driven the storm giant away. Had Angele not touched the birth flower, she could have ended the war then and there.
The five elders were the reason why Elemental Hand was considered as one of the most powerful organizations within the region.
The council would only send out elders to fight in a war when it was necessary. Each elder had their own unique abilities and magic devices.
Vivian’s unique skill lay in drawing power from the gravitational magic circle. It could double or even triple her spell power and it could be activated anywhere as long as it was within Elemental Hand’s territory. This aspect was what drew a line between her and the other rank 4 wizards.
The gravitational magic circle could still be activated outside the organization’s territory, but it would no longer have the same potency.
‘I should keep him within the headquarters. I have won the war for the council, so they probably will not question my decision. It will be much easier for me to train him properly if he’s in the headquarters. Other members of the organization will also treat him well because I’m his mother…’
Vivian had already deduced a plan in her mind.
The only reason she decided to serve in the war for the council was to help Angele reach a higher position within the organization. Vivian herself knew that she might one day leave the council, but everything would be fine if Angele succeeded her to become the new third elder.
‘I loathe politics but at least Angele will be safe in the headquarters…’ Vivian rubbed her temples again. She walked to the table and started writing a letter addressed to the leader of Black Earth.
Vivian was not actually afraid of the Black Earth organization, but she did not want to initiate a war merely because the Black Earth’s heir had been injured by her son.
It was late at night.
Angele continued traveling at full speed within the forest. It looked like he was nervous about the current circumstances.
Blue light dots were flashing in front of his eyes which looked a bit queer in the dark night.
Lyn was having difficulty keeping up with his speed. Angele’s Agility stat was 12 units, so he looked like a blurry shadow while running at full speed.
Angele had gripped Lyn’s right hand and used his other hand to cut down the undergrowth in front of him.
They were running so fast that the thorny bushes might injure them. Angele had his metal barrier and an extremely high Stamina. He did not care too much about the thorns but was not sure if Lyn could properly handle the thorns.
Lyn’s barrier from her forcefield was not built for withstanding relentless attacks. She did not have enough mentality and mana to support her barrier, so the thorns had already left several wounds on her arms.
Angele noticed this issue and decided to clear the path for her.
They had been running nonstop for about two hours already. There were not many red specks of light, which were the helmets of the flying knights, left in the sky. It seemed that they had already lost track of Angele and Lyn.
“I probably cannot win against the flying knights, but I am confident in my speed.” Angele could still talk without him getting out of breath while running.
However, Lyn shook her head. She was crazily panting, so it was impossible for her to respond at the moment.
‘This is ridiculous…’
Lyn realized that Angele was a much stronger wizard than her. Angele’s speed was much faster than the flying knights. She could not believe how much distance they had covered in such a short amount of time.
Lyn tried to push herself forward using energy particles. That was the only speed boosting technique she knew, yet she was still much slower than Angele. Moreover, the energy particles generated a lot of unnecessary noise. Right now, she wished she knew a better speed boosting spell.
The specks of red light finally disappeared from the sky after several hours of continuous running.
Angele checked the sky and suddenly turned towards his right.
More and more trees, strange trees appeared on both sides of the path. These strange trees had uniquely-shaped, enormous roots.
‘That is…the Sherry Forest?!’ Lyn instantly recognized those roots, knowing that only trees of the Sherry Forest had such characteristics. She wanted to communicate with Angele through energy particles, but she did not even have enough mentality to manipulate them.
Lyn had used most of her mana and mentality to support her own energy barrier.
Sherry Forest was one of the most dangerous locations within Elemental Hand’s territory. There were countless mutated creatures and human beings living within. The five elders once explored the forest together but found no valuable resources, so they marked it as a forbidden area. Lyn did not expect Angele to lead her to this place.
Several minutes later, Angele suddenly released Lyn’s hand from his grip.
She only heard a calm voice coming from the darkness. “Have some rest. I will find some dried branches.” When Angele finished his words, he disappeared.
Lyn sat on the ground heavily panting. Beads of sweat kept dripping down her hair. Her long robe was completely soaked, so it was sticky and uncomfortable.
There was still dim light coming from the glowing mushrooms on the ground, but she could barely see her surroundings.
Lyn stood up but then decided not to move around anymore since she no longer had mentality left to manipulate fire energy particles. She leaned against a giant tree and took out an enchanted item to prepare for any possible attacks from mutated beasts.
Angele walked for another several minutes before stopping under a gigantic tree.
He rubbed the ring on the middle finger of his right hand three times.
Rays of white light were released from the ring and brightened up the surroundings.
Angele soon noticed that a mysterious energy wave appeared on his left, and it was connected to the ring.
He turned to his left and quickly rushed towards the source of the energy wave.
Several minutes later, he found the place where he first met Mocco.