The Wizard World - Chapter 372
Chapter 372: Invitation (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Kurisu
The Eye Devil slowly landed on the ground and black wings slowly disappeared from her back. The sand had completely disappeared from the hourglass in her eye and the light from the setting sun returned to the forest.
The red light slowly disappeared from Angele’s chest but the three black crystals were still spinning around him, so he glared at Eye Devil.
With a flick of her finger, the three crystals cracked into pieces at the same time and slowly dropped to the ground.
Angele could feel that his body was lightened up and the debuffs were removed.
“Such mysterious power, it ignored my defensive barriers. I’ve never seen something like that before,” Angele praised.
He was certain that Eye Devil was not using all her power; he used the data collected by Zero to compare their power levels and it turned out Angele was slightly weaker—that was the reason why he was talking to her politely.
Although Angele had the bloodline signet, it did not mean that he could win the battle.
Angele thought that he would die after severely injuring Eye Devil even with the help of Henn. He did not know why, but he knew he would lose.
The power of Eye Devil was terrifying.
However, Eye Devil thought similarly—they were not familiar with each other’s skills.
“It’s not the first time I’ve heard someone saying that.” There was a gentle smile on Eye Devil’s face. She surmised that the guy named Phoenix had a strong background as she could feel the pressure coming from multiple angles during the battle. It felt like the skills the man used were similar to the abilities she knew.
Her expression loosened again after thinking for several seconds. Eye Devil threw the black spear into the air.
The spear turned into a ball of black smoke and returned to Eye Devil’s body.
“I want to invite you to my party if you don’t mind. The strongest lords in the area will be attending the party and I can introduce you to them.” Eye Devil smiled.
“A party?” Angele hesitated. “In the Lion Tree City?”
“Of course. I invited all the lords in the area. You’re interested in the special experiment materials, right? I’m sure you’ll find the things you need there.”
Angele was not sure if he should accept the invitation.
He stood there and hesitated for a while, but still decided to attend the party.
“Alright, I’ve been living in the woods for too long and I think I should learn more about the society. Thanks for the invitation, I’ll attend the party. When does it start?”
Eye Devil raised her right index finger and pointed at Angele’s map.
Black light flashed on the map and disappeared within seconds.
Angele opened the scroll again and found a black arrow mark on the map.
Devil Eye lowered her finger. “It’s just a small trick. The direction of the arrow will keep changing until you find the location of the party.”
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes, he scanned the map into the database and nodded slightly.
“Interesting trick. Alright, I’ll go prepare for the party then. When will it be held?”
“The day after tomorrow.”
Angele folded the scroll and put it in his pouch.
“I’ll see you soon.”
Eye Devil smiled again. “I’ll be waiting.”
Angele nodded again and picked up the metal-coated eyeballs. He turned around and started heading back to the mansion.
He was checking the surroundings constantly using the biochip and the mentality wave. His right hand was in the pouch, holding an energy potion—he was ready to fight again.
Angele could feel the cold sight of the Eye Devil; the mysterious woman was glaring at him, and he was not sure if the words she said weren’t just trying to earn his trust.
Angele stopped, turned around, and looked at the forest after he made sure that he was no longer in Eye Devil’s sight.
The sight of Eye Devil’s body had been completely blocked by the vibrant trees and bushes.
“Alright…” Angele sighed, turned around, and started walking to the mansion again.
He returned to the mansion about half an hour later.
There were countless black vines surrounding the mansion. They moved to the side and created a path to the gate for Angele.
Angele walked on the path and disappeared into the bell-shaped barrier. The vines returned to their original position quickly.
Eye Devil appeared on a tall tree in the small forest beside the mansion as Angele entered the mansion.
She crouched on the branch and looked at the luxurious mansion, licking her lips.
“So, he wasn’t lying…” she muttered and tapped on her forehead slightly. A blood hole appeared between her eyebrows; her red veins and white skull were visible through the blood hole.
Several seconds later, a tiny brown octopus climbed out of the blood hole. The octopus was swinging its sticky brown tentacles as it jumped on Eye Devil’s hand quickly.
A hint of a smile on Eye Devil’s face as she looked at the octopus.
She threw the octopus to the ground and it rolled several times before disappearing into the mud.
‘This guy’s skill impacted my bloodline, he probably already has the true form… However, he did not even use the true form to fight my sealed form, I could’ve won that fight…” Eye Devil looked at the defensive barrier and she looked surprised. “The defensive system is incredible, without the true form, it’s nearly impossible for someone to build such a fortress. He wouldn’t be able to support the system without the power of the true form. I made a wise decision. I’m not sure what’s going to happen if…’
Eye Devil thought she was lucky. She did not want to get injured as she had a big plan in mind. She was certain that the man named Phoenix had a similar power level to her.
‘Wait… I should probably try to convince him to work with me if he has a similar personality as Carl…’
Eye Devil sighed with mixed emotions. She gave the mansion one final glance, then disappeared into the forest.
Inside the mansion.
Angele watched the dark shadow disappearing into the forest through the window on the second floor.
He suddenly covered his mouth as his face turned pale.
Blood was about to spurt out of his throat but Angele forced it down.
He took a deep breath after Eye Devil completely disappeared.
‘She probably misunderstood something. Eye Devil was not serious during the battle and I’m sure she hasn’t revealed her true power yet. However, she almost forced me to use my final plan…’ The pressure Eye Devil gave him was almost as strong as Vivian.
Angele calmed down and started checking his body.
Angele drank a lot of high-quality potions and swallowed many pills at the same time to cleanse the debuffs, but there would be consequences.
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes for several minutes. He took out a small blue tube from the pouch. The tube was filled up with black pills; he took one of the pills quickly.
Blood returned to his pale face again, it seemed like the pill helped him recover.
‘The special alloys for my metal force field were all used up during the battle, I need to craft some more.’ Angele’s brow furrowed. He did improve the metal skills by a lot, but the fast consumption of the special alloy was a big problem. The metal he had was usually enough for quick fights, but a battle like the one he just experienced was way too intense.
A lot of the special alloys was gasified before reaching Eye Devil and it was impossible to collect them from the air. It was a big loss for Angele.
‘All for those damn eyeballs…’ Angele sighed softly.
He turned around and looked at the white platform in the center of the room. There were more than ten eyeballs piled on the surface of the platform—they looked like some terrifying fruits.
With a flick of his finger, a ball of yellow flame appeared around his body.
The clean yellow light illuminated the platform, it was perfect for the experiment.
Angele grabbed one of the fist-sized eyeballs carefully. The two black pupils looked like a pair of normal eyes.
‘The texture…’ Angele scrunched his eyebrows. ‘Let me see what I can get from it. I need to test its resistance, cell activity, and pH value. Everything needs to start from scratch.’
He walked to a sink on the other side with the eyeball in hand. There was a test tube shelf over the sink and it was full of colorful test tubes. The colorful liquids inside the tubes was moving like they were alive. Some were bubbling and some were changing their forms every other second.
About half an hour later, Angele took out the eyeball from a test tank carefully and checked it using the biochip.
‘That’s all the basic information I need.’ He returned to the platform with the eyeball and a magic circle was already prepared on the surface of the platform.
The magic circle was large enough for all the eyeballs. There was a moon rune in the center of the circle, and a beetle pattern was engraved in the middle of the moon.
Angele put the eyeball on the moon rune carefully.
He then put his hands on both sides of the circle.
The magic circle was surrounded by a red glow, the runes and strings all looked like that they were infused with fresh blood.
The eyeball pile started melting at a visibly fast rate—Angele could see the changes with his eyes.