The Wizard World - Chapter 373
Chapter 373: Invitation (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Kurisu
The eyeballs melted and turned into red liquid. The liquid formed a head-sized blood ball on top of the magic circle.
The surface of the blood ball was boiling.
Angele raised his hands and started drawing runes in the air.
Blinking red runes were released from his fingers and sunk into the blood ball.
The blue light dots in front of his eyes were getting brighter and brighter as more and more runes merged with the blood ball. Also, there was sweat dripping down his chin.
The floating blood ball started shrinking as the runes sunk into it.
The color of the ball also changed—the intense red glow brightened up the whole reading room.
Angele finally finished the last rune after about one hour.
The last red rune drew a straight line in the air and jumped into the ball.
The blood ball was still shrinking.
The deep noise sounded like human’s heart beating.
The blood ball looked like a small human fist and there was no longer anything happening on its surface, but Angele could see the red vapor rising from it.
The vapor created a mysterious red mist and it had an intense syrupy smell.
Angele looked at the fist-sized blood ball and scanned it with the biochip.
‘Bloodline extracted, checking the database…’ Zero reported back quickly.
‘Searching completed, no data found, bloodline effect simulation started…’
‘Simulation completed, possible bloodline merging effect: Increase your attributes, acquire an unknown ability, possible evolution. Consequences: body shape change, appearance change and more. Please collect more data.’
Zero’s report came back.
Angele read the result carefully but he was a bit confused. The result of the simulation was not helpful, it did not mention how many points of attributes he would get and not all the consequences were listed.
He hesitated for a second and sighed.
‘I should wait.’ He tapped on the surface of the blood ball.
The red ball turned into a ray of light and sank into his chest. It turned into an eye-shaped signet beside the red musical signet.
It was the third bloodline signet he got and it was also sealed inside Angele’s body.
Angele had two choices at the moment.
First, he could keep practicing the Molten Core River and slowly progress just like the other wizards in the central continent.
Second, he could extract the bloodlines’ abilities and walk the same path as the ancient wizards. Although Angele was not sure how the ancient wizards strengthened their bodies, he knew that the ancient wizards increased their power by improving their bloodlines.
They signed contracts with the strongest beings from different realms, they also acquired the power, knowledge, and bloodlines by exploring the mysterious chaos world.
It was nearly impossible for the modern wizards to travel to other realms. For them, the only way to communicate with the beings from other realms was by using the world stones.
However, Angele had the bloodline signets—he could easily go to other realms and find the information he needed. He had the opportunity to become one of the strongest modern wizards in the main world.
He rubbed the bloodline signets several times.
Angele decided to visit the Lion Tree City and see if he could some valuable information or knowledge there.
Two days later.
In a forest northeast of the Ness River. The golden sunlight warmed up the surface of the ground and the temperature was high between the trees.
The gentle wind was hot and humid.
The golden light was reflected by the dark-green tree leaves which looked vibrant and clean.
There was a large sea of trees beside the endless yellow plain.
A man in a black cloak slowly stepped out of the forest. He slowly removed his black hood, revealing his clean face and long red hair. It was Angele from the Ness River.
He left the mansion when the time was right and followed the directions as indicated by the arrow on the map.
Angele finally left the forest after two days of traveling.
He stood by the edge of the forest and looked at the plain.
It was a yellow plain with no grass, no creature, and no tree, it was empty.
He was standing on a small hill and the view was quite nice.
On the other side of the plain, there was a yellow city sitting on a large empty area quietly. The wind mixed with the sand blurred the sight of the city slightly.
Angele looked at the city, but the latter was surrounded by some yellow fog; it almost looked like the whole city was covered with fog, and he could barely see anything.
The only noise he could hear was that made by the wind; there were no insect and no bird cries, the place was deadly silent.
Angele took out the scroll tapped it slightly and unsealed it.
‘This is the Dark Cloud City.’ He moved his right index finger on the map and found the mark quickly.
‘The Lion Tree City is not far ahead.’ He checked the black arrow, it was not pointing at the Dark Cloud City, but the city on the left of the plain.
Angele put on the hood again, he sealed the scroll and started advancing.
Suddenly, he heard some strange noise coming from behind.
Angele stopped moving, leaned to the side and glanced around, but he did not find anything and so decided to keep moving.
Yellow smoke rose from the ground quickly in the grass behind Angele. The yellow smoke turned into a translucent human-shaped shadow. There was nothing connecting the man’s head and neck.
“Siiii!” the shadow shouted and jumped to Angele.
The shadow hit the black cloak and was turned back into a pile of yellow smoke; it returned into the ground quickly.
Angele was not interested in the strange creature. He increased his speed and headed into the direction pointed by the arrow.
It was not the first time he had seen something like that translucent shadow. He met many of them on the way here and their appearances varied. Some were old, some were young, some looked like males, and some looked like females.
They would try to jump on Angele after they saw him, but they were all blocked by the black cloak.
Angele was not sure what those creatures were. They looked like creatures with no intelligence, but it was possible that they were the mutated citizens of the city. They could not be destroyed by physical damage and they could go through any object that was not black.
Those creatures were only active during daytime as the night was too dangerous for them.
The whole Nightmare Realm was getting more and more strange.
Angele increased his speed again after tightening his cloak. He was headed to the left of the Dark Cloud City.
It was night. On a small hill on the plain.
The sky was covered with black clouds and the moon was nowhere to be seen. The air was hot and humid.
Angele was standing on the hill overlooking the city on the plain. He was still wearing a black cloak.
A dark area was surrounded by a circle of red string.
That dark area was the Lion Tree City according to the map.
A sulfurous smell permeated the air as the wind brushed over his face.
Angele calmed down and stared at the city.
The red strings were flowing slowly, releasing poisonous gas and high-temperature heat waves. The string was a river full of dark-red lava, its surface bubbling.
The dark area in the center was filled up with buildings built with black rocks. Some of the buildings were more than 100 meters tall, but some were only six to seven meters tall. They looked identical to the office buildings on earth.
The city was surrounded by heat waves and poison. It almost looked like the city was set on fire.
The red light from the lava river was eye-catching in the dark night.
Angele inhaled once—he could smell the sulfur from the air.
‘Good thing I’m practicing Molten Core River and this heat is like nothing to me.’ Angele sighed. He quickly made several hand gestures as he chanted some strange incantations.
More than ten red eyes slowly appeared around his body as he finished the incantation. Those glowing eyes disappeared into the air quickly.
It was the improved Eye of Fire spell. Angele stepped forward and started moving to the city.
Suddenly, a green star appeared in the sky. It was dropping toward the black city.
The green star made some loud noise; it sounded like a plane, leaving a trail of green light behind.
Angele could see that there was a terrifying creature inside the green star. The creature looked like a berserker wearing a terrifying bone armor.
There were two green axes on the creature’s back. He was wearing a horned bone helmet with a white flashing rune on it. There was a crazy look on his face and his mouth was wide open, it seemed that he was shouting.
The star landed in the black city quickly.
A ball of green light disappeared into the city and the land was shaking.
Angele’s expression changed several times and he started walking toward the black city again.
It was a great opportunity for him to communicate with other intelligent creatures in the Nightmare Realm. He wanted to learn more about this world and the things happening around.