The Wizard World - Chapter 402
Chapter 402: Return (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: Frappe
Members of Dark Wizard Tower might seem like ordinary wizards, but most of them were extremely cruel in reality.
Angele looked at Juventus, who seemed to have already witnessed such a situation so strange and had already gotten used to it.
Nonetheless, Angele stayed calm as he followed behind the servant without further making any noise.
They changed directions several times before entering a dark hallway. No maids or servants were in the hallway, and the atmosphere was cold and humid.
Wall-mounted yellow crystals brightened the hallway, but some of them had already cracked and would likely need to be replaced soon.
The man brought Angele and Juventus to a room on the left side of the hallway. Opening the door, he led them in.
Inside was a spacious room decorated with brown wooden floor and walls.
There were dark-red coffins arranged in two columns on the floor.
The coffins were sealed tight and a glowing white magic circle was engraved on the surface of each coffin.
“These are your goods, Master Green. They’ve just been delivered here not so long ago. Please press your hand on the magic circles,” the man explained.
Angele looked at the man and stepped forward. There were ten coffins all in all. He immediately pressed on the magic circle with his palm.
The man nodded and smiled, “All right, they’re yours now. Your mark has been planted in those liches that will become your bodyguards. This is a gift from the department of change.”
“How powerful are they?” Angele was curious.
“Hard to measure. Liches will perish under the bombardment of powerful light element spells, but on the other hand, all damage from other spells will be halved. Not only that, the plague aura emanating from their bodies is extremely dangerous. Please make sure it’s under your control, lest it becomes a huge problem.”
The man handed Angele a small wooden box. It was a hexagonal box as large as one’s palm, dark-red in color, and had a smooth surface.
“This is your coffin locator. Please keep the guards inside the coffins when you don’t need them because the longer they stay inside, the more powerful they will be.”
Angele accepted the box and thought it was light upon checking its weight. “From what I know, liches are often slow due to the changes done to their undead bodies. Are those liches the same?”
“Yes, but it’s much better than you expect. These liches can teleport within the vast effective range of the aura, so you can stay within it when you need them. Also, the owner and selected people by the owner will not be damaged by the radiating energy,” the man smiled, “Our researchers know what they’re doing.”
“Sounds good.” It was a free gift, and Angele had no reason to decline this. “And do I have full control over the liches? I mean, it’s understandable if the department can destroy them when necessary.”
“Don’t worry.” Juventus, smiling, started to explain, “Department of change’s rules are strict, and there are other departments verifying the gifts they send out, so the situation you mentioned will never happen.”
“That’s great, then.” Angele nodded slightly. “Will department of change accept personal orders? I hear the department is also researching on soul forms.”
“That depends. We do research on souls, but I think the wizard department does a better job on that,” the man composedly answered. “And you need to set a reward if you want us to fulfill your request, and we will then spread the request to our members. But if no one wants to take it, there will be nothing we can do.”
“Interesting.” Angele squinted his eyes. “I will think about it.” He was, at present, still trying to deal with Henn even though he possessed the Thousand Shadow Orb, and no one could find her at the moment. Regardless of that, there were just too many secrets lying within Angele’s body, and he was worried that Henn would find out the truth sooner or later.
Angele was a core member of the Dark Wizard Tower and he wanted to remove Henn from his body. However, he had not yet found someone he could trust in the organization and he needed to wait for the time to come.
“All right. That’s all I have to say, I think.” The man nodded slightly. “I shall be leaving now.”
“Right, how can I carry all those coffins back?” Angele asked.
“We’ll set the coordinates and send them to you,” the man replied, “Hence the reason I gave you the box.”
“Thanks.” Angele nodded. “So, I don’t need to do anything.”
The man turned and left the room as soon as he finished speaking.
Angele glanced at the coffins.
“Let’s go. We’re done, right?”
Juventus nodded, “Yeah, that’s it. You can either teleport back or stay here for much longer. And you can meditate in the heart of the tree where your progression will be slightly faster. But if you stay here for too long, your items may transform into fairies.”
“I think I’ll teleport back, but how do I return to the heart of the tree if I want to?” Angele looked out from the window as he walked.
A sea of towering trees; everything he saw was filled with vibrant green.
“The same way you came. Technically, it should be easier since your ring will guide you.” Juventus retrieved his pocket watch and checked what time it was. “All right, it’s three in the afternoon. I have something else to take care of. Just contact me if you have any further questions.”
With a flick of his fingers, a black light-dot was thrown toward Angele.
Angele turned to catch the light-dot with his finger. “Thanks for showing me around.”
“No sweat. Our teacher asked me to take care of you, and you’re my senior brother anyway.” Juventus waved at Angele, putting away his pocket watch, and left the room.
Angele’s eyes fell on the coffins after Juventus left.
“Lich, heed my call.” He sent his mentality wave into one coffin on the right.
The wooden coffin opened, and a dried-up corpse stood up from inside.
The corpse was covered with wounds. Yellow smoke was drifting out of the gaps. The corpse seemed to belong to a male’s; its eyes had already turned black and its muscles looked like grayish meat jerkies.
The lich was wearing a yellow robe and holding a short wand made out of black crystal in his right hand.
“As you wish… ah…” Yellow smoke came out of the lich’s mouth.
Blue light flashed in Angele’s eyes as he scanned the lich’s body.
[New file created. Name: Lich.]
[Scanning for data…]
The lich’s hologram was displayed in front of Angele’s eyes.
Rows of data were shown under it.
[Lich. Strength 6, Agility 5, Stamina 11, Mentality 0.] This was the lich’s attributes. Besides that, the undead creature also had talent skills.
[Plague Aura: Deadly poison that affects a large area. Creatures with Stamina lower than 5 may be killed instantly.]
[Withering Light: Release polluted light from the wand. Damage: 40 degrees.]
[Enhanced Skin: Reduce damage taken by 50%, except for damage inflicted by light element spells. Lich will be destroyed when it receives over 1000 degrees of light element damage.]
The lich only had three talent skills. Nevertheless, Angele was satisfied with the result.
I won’t call it a bodyguard, but a lich will assist me on the battlefield for sure, especially when the battle is intense.
Angele put away the wooden box in his pouch and left the room. He began to walk back the way he came.
He could hear unusual noises coming from the closed doors on both sides of the hallway.
There were women moaning, monsters roaring, wind blasting, and many men groaning. It sounded as if those men were undertaking a terrifying ritual.
Angele hurriedly returned to the first room after passing through the hallway.
The flames in the fireplace had become weaker. There was a young girl wearing green clothes sleeping on the chair.
Angele left the room and went to the wooden staircase.
When he looked down the stairs, he saw a river with a rapidly flowing current. The wet and chilling wind was blowing across his face.
He ascended the flight of stairs quickly and returned to the first area.
There were not many people in the heart of the tree due to the fairies being a bother. No one wanted their clothes to suddenly transform into a fairy, especially their undergarments. Being in a situation like that would certainly be awkward.
Angele continued walking and then he returned to the main hall.
The ceremony had already ended; no one was seated on the chairs and the servants were already cleaning the place.
Angele returned to his room after inspecting the map made by Zero.
When he opened the door to his room, he saw a black, egg-shaped ball of light floating in front of him.
“Message. Core members who live in the heart of the tree. If you wish to return to the Wizard World, you will need this black egg,” an old man’s voice rang throughout the room.
Angele made sure he had everything with him before stepping into the egg-shaped portal.
It was time to end his trip to Dark Wizard Tower.
Pure darkness surrounded him and the only thing he could see was the energy shield manifested by the crystal scorpion.
Angele felt himself not moving at all as he stood in the darkness.
Then, after about 10 seconds, light blinded his eyes.
And soon, he was standing on a cliff edge where a boiling black smoke lay beneath it.
Green trees with huge roots, vibrant vines, and dancing flowers amid the chilly breeze—this environment was familiar to him.