The Wizard World - Chapter 424
Chapter 424: Result (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
The situation was awkward, all of them stopped talking and it seemed like they were waiting for a chance to take the key from Mura.
Angele stood on the right side of the hall with a gentle smile on his face.
He looked at the specter knight and the shadow lich, finally opening his mouth.
“What do you say? Don’t you think my plan is valid?”
“Ha, it’s hard to execute. Who shall keep the key and open the trove? We need to be careful with the guardians. What if he can activate traps using the key?” Shadow Lich chuckled.
“Well, I can assure you that the key can’t activate any traps,” the specter knight interrupted. “Let’s just open the trove together. I agree with what he said, we should fight after we see the actual treasure.”
“How do you know there is no trap in the trove?” Shadow Lich glared at the knight. “Will you take the responsibility if there’s a problem?”
The knight did not respond to the Shadow Lich, he just stared at Mura and Aria.
“It’s true,” Aria added; she was standing beside Mura. “The key can’t activate any traps, I’m certain because Alicia told me about it before.”
“Using a key to activate traps doesn’t sound practical,” Angele agreed.
Shadow Lich glanced around. “Alright then, let’s go with that plan. So, who’ll be the one to open the trove?”
“You’re the one who’s worrying about the key. Why don’t you go and open the trove,” Angele said.
“Sure, hand the key to me then.” Shadow Lich stepped forward and looked at Mura.
Mura looked at Angele and the specter knight. He gritted his teeth and spoke, “I’ll do that myself and the only thing I need is the Life Root. I’ll swear on the souls of my ancestors.” He knew that he would be eliminated if he handed the key to any of the three.
He still had a chance to live since everyone was going after the treasure.
Angele, Shadow Lich, and the specter knight started trusting Mura after hearing his words. The swears made on the wizards’ ancestors would actually work in this world. If a wizard broke his oath, his bloodline would be severely impacted. The wizard world was all about the bloodlines so such swear was usually trustable. No one wanted to weaken their families’ bloodlines.
“Alright, he swore on his ancestors and we should respect that. I have another suggestion, actually.” A smile appeared on Angele’s face. “Mura, that’s your name, right?”
Mura nodded. “Yes, master, what suggestion do you have?”
Angele stood there and took out a blue potion from his pouch.
“This is a special potion that could kill you instantly if I want to. It’s like a timed explosive seed that’s placed in your body. We’ll all apply something like this to you so we can kill you if you activate any trap when opening the treasure trove. That way, we won’t have anything to worry about.”
“Ha, that’s a good idea.” Shadow Lich laughed. “Young man, I like how you handle things.”
The specter knight snorted. “What can you do without those machinations?”
“Fool!” The smile disappeared from Shadow Lich’s face.
“What do you think? Will you take my suggestion?” Angele was not concerned, he just looked at Mura.
Mura hesitated and nodded slowly. “Fine, however, you need to understand that I have the key in hand, and there are traps that only I know how to avoid in the trove. If you kill me, it’s unlikely that you’ll make it to the treasure,” he warned.
“Sure, we’ll make sure the things we applied on you won’t kill you right away.” Angele smiled. “Things will be easier if you’re the one who handles the key.”
The others had nothing against Angele’s suggestion.
Angele threw the potion into the air. The glass tube rolled several times on the ground and stopped by Mura’s feet. “Just drink it. You’ll be fine.”
Shadow Lich threw a black cursed doll to Mura. “Just carry it with you.”
The scepter knight hesitated for a second, but he still threw a translucent blue heart to Mura. “Break the heart with your right index finger. I hate scheming people. This is the only thing I have and you’d better not lie to me.”
Mura looked at the three items that were lying on the ground quietly. He waited for the three to check the items with their own mentality waves. They wanted to make sure that those items would not kill Mura instantly or make him into a puppet.
Mura picked up the items after the three checked the items and followed their instructions.
He dropped the empty glass tube to the ground and looked at the three calmly. “Happy now?”
“Yeah.” Shadow Lich nodded, he looked satisfied.
Angele and the scepter knight had nothing to say.
Mura turned around and walked to the wall with the key in hand.
He pressed the key on the wall.
A large black vortex appeared in the center of the wall after the noise. The vortex looked like it was filled with black mud.
The yellow wall had melted and turned black, revealing an empty hole behind.
The hole was an entrance to a spacious solutional cave.
There were large areas of blue glowing moss on the walls of the cave—they were the only source of light here. The whole cave looked blue under the light.
The green light in Shadow Lich’s eyes started dancing after seeing the cave, it seemed like he was excited.
The scepter knight moved forward slightly on the back of his horse.
Angele glanced at the two. “Go ahead.”
Mura entered the cave while being stared at by the three. Shadow Lich and the knight entered the cave after Mura; Angele was the last one.
Inside the spacious cave, there was a long black rock in the front that looked like a tooth of a beast.
The long black rock had the shape of an elephant’s tooth. It separated the cave into two areas—the entrance was on one side, and a small pyramid was on the other.
There were four skeleton wands standing around the pyramid, surrounded by dark energy. On top of the pyramid, there was a square platform with a white eyeball floating over it.
The eyeball had a pupil of a cat and a diameter of about one meter. It was moving up and down.
Shadow Lich stared at the white eyeball as he entered the cave. “It’s real. The treasure of the Destruction Eye… This is my destiny… I have the chance to break through now…” he muttered with a strange expression on his face.
Waves of blue light surrounded the specter knight’s body. It seemed like he was thinking about something similar.
They suddenly realized what they should do. The knight charged forward and the Shadow Lich turned into black smoke—they were all moving to the white eyeball.
Angele stayed at the entrance and checked the pyramid.
‘Henn, that’s the item you were talking about?’
Henn responded immediately, ‘Not the eyeball itself, it’s something else that grows with the eyeball. The thing will appear after the eyeball is taken. You need to start moving now.’
Angele turned into red flames and disappeared into the air as the conversation ended.
He moved about 30 meters within a second. Red light flashed again, he moved again—he was approaching the pyramid at full speed.
There were about 500 to 600 meters from the entrance to the pyramid. The knight was the fastest of the three and Angele was the slowest.
However, Angele and Shadow Lich’s speed was increasing, they were catching up.
Mura and Aria moved to a small hole on the left. There were many holes in the wall and black boxes were sitting in those holes quietly. The size of the holes varied and there were rare items inside those boxes. The secret treasure of the Destruction Eye was not the only important thing here.
Mura and Aria knew that they had no chance to take the rarest item and they decided to go for the other items they wanted.
Life Root was not considered as a rare item in a ruin like this, so it was very likely that the root was stored in one of those boxes.
The three were approaching the pyramid. The scepter knight activated some secret technique and his speed doubled when Angele was about to catch up. He was the first one that stepped on the pyramid.
White smoke spurted out of the horse’s nose as the beast took the knight to the top of the pyramid like wind.
“Victory to the warriors!” the knight roared and lowered his body. He grabbed the large eyeball and held it in his arms.
Shadow Lich’s expression changed as he saw the knight taking the eyeball. He arrived at the platform and pointed down.
There was a tiny pool that was filled up with red liquid there—it could only be seen when the observer was standing on the platform.
Shadow Lich pointed at the pool and the red liquid flew to him, sinking into a red rune on the back of his right hand. He chuckled and charged at the specter knight after collecting the liquid.
Angele was the last one that reached the platform and there was nothing left. He stared at the back of Shadow Lich with a serious expression on his face.
‘I reached my maximum speed but they were still faster than me… It only took them several seconds to get to the platform.’
‘The liquid is what I’m looking for! It seems like you won’t be able to catch them,’ Henn’s voice echoed in Angele’s ears. ‘I should probably do it myself.’