The Wizard World - Chapter 361
Chapter 361: Magic Circle (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Milan and Seth were not at all surprised upon knowing Angele’s present rank. His progression did not seem to be fast. They had thought that as Angele was the Vivian’s true, one and only son and had the bloodline, he could easily reach rank 2 sooner or later. Yet Angele’s progression was similar to those wizards who possessed average talent levels.
The three continued to chat amongst each other as they entered the ruins underneath the volcano.
Upon passing through the tunnel, Angele led the two to a small room with stone walls.
The black walls of the room were flat and smooth, without any glowing crystal embedded.
In the middle of the room, there was a stone table where a red orb floated on top of it.
The light orb floated on the table’s surface. Strange noises echoed throughout as distorted energy waves were constantly being released by the light orb.
Angele closed the room’s door after Milan and Seth had entered the room, after which he carefully pressed his hand on the handprint on the door’s surface.
The door soon merged with the walls, making it seem as if the door was never there.
Milan sat down at the table and took off her mask, which revealed her neat chin and rosy pink lips. “Let us wait for Morrian.”
“Sure, you two are the ones who give orders anyway.” Seth shrugged. At the same time, he seemed to look a tad speechless.
Angele did not say anything but only sat down, waiting patiently.
About ten minutes later, a rectangular door appeared on the stone wall slowly.
The door opened, and a long-eared, muscular man stepped into the room.
“Were you waiting for me? All right, let’s begin now. We can use the mini energy pool here to contact Nico.”
After having the door sealed again, he walked to the table. The four of them sat opposite to each other.
Morrian looked at Angele and gave him a nod. “Angele, we have only met once through the telescope. This should be our first time seeing each other in person. If you need any help regarding Molten Core River or if you are facing any problem, come talk to me. My words carry a heavy weight in the northwest.” With a flick of his finger, a black light-dot flew towards Angele.
Angele did not try to dodge it but instead raised his left hand where it landed right in the middle of his palm. A black communication rune soon appeared on his thumb, its image a glowing black owl.
“Thanks, Morrian.” Angele smiled.
“I can help you, too. Even if Milan Family is weaker than our organization, I can still help you deal with some minor matters. You should not bother Master Vivian too much since she is busy with the war. Just come talk to us instead.” Milan smiled as she similarly sent her communication rune to Angele.
Purple light flickered on the index finger of his left hand, revealing a glowing rune that looked like a giant lizard that only had two legs.
“Thank you, Milan.” Angele had already known that Morrian and Milan were telling the truth. Vivian had taken them in as her students, and they had received tremendous benefits from of the organization. They needed to find a way to repay her.
“Alright. Let’s get straight to the point.” Morrian cleared his throat, his expression turning solemn.
The gentle smile on Milan’s face had disappeared as well.
Seth moved his chair slightly farther and winked at Angele.
Angele pursed his lips and decided to ignore his behavior.
“You should know by now why I have gathered you here. It’s about Nico’s family matter,” Morrian started explaining.
“I don’t know much about it.” Milan’s brow furrowed. “Nico is in trouble. She needs our help.”
“Yeah, you’re right.” Morrian nodded. “Nico joined the competition in her family and was dragged into a mess alongside her young brother. She’s well-prepared, though. She predicted that something like this might happen, that’s why I had several materials for an energy pool sent to her.”
“The materials came from the Baton Family. I thought it was unnecessary, but I still sent her two energy crystals from the Cave of Greenland. Never have I expected the situation to be this bad,” Milan added, “that she had to build an energy pool which means that it’s indeed a big problem.”
“Seth, are you the heir of your family’s magic circle legacy?” After hesitating for a second, Morrian turned to look at Seth.
Seth was not in the slightest bit interested in Nico’s problem, but he immediately replied upon hearing Morrian’s question. “I have already learned the magic circle, but it only has 20% of its original power.”
“What about you, Milan?” Morrian turned to the side.
“About 25% percent. I haven’t mastered it, yet.” Milan nodded. “Well, let’s just start.”
Morrian closed his eyes and made his decision. “With the help of buffs, we can enhance our magic circle legacies. My circle will serve as the main circle. I will guide it to the location. Be careful. We shall only act when absolutely necessary.”
“Of course. Shozo and you always find the right timing. I am counting on you.” Milan smiled.
Angele sat on one side and watched as the three formulated a plan. He knew that there was not much he could do to help.
Wizards who possessed magic circle legacies were able to join in battles happening in another place with the aid of an energy pool. That was how the storm giant lord attacked Vivian.
Magic circle legacies would not increase the damage of the spells greatly, but it often came with mysterious characteristics. Moreover, all magic circle legacies could be used as a base of an energy pool.
The power of an energy pool could easily aid wizards in casting their spells at the designated place. Their spell power output would not be weakened just because of distance-related issues.
Wizards who could use magic circle legacies could change the outcome of a battle or a war.
However, in a wizard’s entire lifespan, one could only control one magic circle legacy. If the circle were to be destroyed, the only way to restore it was to repair it. Wizards who possessed one would not be able to replace theirs with a different magic circle legacy.
Only formidable families or organizations had enough resources to build and support those large magic circles. It would take these organizations hundreds of years’ time to build one and an immense amount of materials was needed. Most of all, the only way of activating the circle once it was completed was through the required bloodline.
Magic circle legacies were only given to elders, leaders, or heirs of the families.
Angele did not have a magic circle legacy, so he could not join the battle through the energy pool. He was only here to collect information.
He was still the weakest wizard here.
Angele had once seen Seth activate his magic circle legacy and stand in one place without moving. The terrifying energy flows easily blocked most of the enemies’ attacks.
Comparing Seth with Terry, the wizard he had fought at the Abyss Canyon, Seth would easily overwhelm her if he could activate his magic circle legacy. The power of the magic circle legacy, after all, was entirely on a different level.
If one could fully activate their magic circle legacy, one would also gain an endless supply of energy particles. In other words, the opponent must be far stronger in order to win—that is, if they possessed no such magic circle legacy.
The best option for wizards who had no magic circle legacy was to flee, even if they were a rank higher, if their opponents possessed a magic circle legacy.
In addition to that, wizards who had magic circle legacies must be members of great standing in their respective families or organizations and were likely carrying incredible enchanted items or magic devices.
There were two possible ways for Angele to gain access to a magic circle legacy: one was to build it himself, but doing so would cost him a considerable amount of time and resources. Another was to inherit it from Vivian.
However, Vivian would probably not let him inherit it as long as she was still alive.
At present, the only thing Angele could do was to wait for the three to finish their discussion. He was still too weak to help Nico.
The three wizards started making preparations after planning.
Morrian raised his right hand, aiming at the floating orb, and released a pale yellow light from the middle of his palm.
The light enveloped the orb’s surface, though nothing happened.
Several minutes later, Morrian gradually put down his hands.
The four wizards looked at the light orb in silence. The head-sized orb suddenly started a slow descent and touched the surface of the table, then it sank into the table like a fish jumping into a river.
Distorted energy waves had covered the stone table’s surface. A white circle took form in the middle of the energy waves.
A green grassland appeared in the white circle. Looking at it felt like gazing down from the peak of a small hill.
The grass seemed endless. The shadows under the towering trees divided the grassland into several regions.
Cavalry troops were slowly advancing. Angele could see that they were sauntering across the grassland while maintaining a square formation.
These cavalrymen were wearing white armor and blue shirt beneath and silver helmets. They were wielding long spears that had black spearheads.
The cavalry troops quickly lined up. Their horses were also adorned in silver armor. The light it reflected was blinding to one’s eyes.
One of the cavalrymen at the vanguard was holding a black iron war banner, which had a blue and silver color, from top to bottom, separated by a straight line.
The cavalry troops were merely marching forth slowly but steadily without saying a word.
“This is what Nico is seeing,” Morrian explained in a light tone, “The army is marching and will soon engage the energy forces. We just have to wait, for now.”
He took a glance at Milan and Seth. “You should know just how expensive it is to build a one-time-use energy pool like this. The number of resources we have spent can easily sustain a small organization for years, so I hope you understand that we only have one shot, and the energy pool will break after that. We must succeed.”
The two slightly nodded in response. Seth was no longer laughing or mocking around. His expression had turned somber.
Morrian then turned his sight towards Angele.
“Angele, there is something I need you to do as well. Please make sure that this room is safe and undetectable.”