The Wizard World - Chapter 426
Chapter 426: Enlightenment (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
In a random cave of the tomb.
There was a ball-shaped shadow twisting in the darkness.
The shadow moved on the floor like flowing water and it slowly stopped by the exit of the cave. The shadow started transforming and turned into a humanoid being several seconds later.
It was a man with a pale face and two balls of burning green flames in his eyes. The blue light from the glowing moss illuminated his face—it was Shadow Lich, he was the one who took the liquid in the pool.
The aggressiveness had already disappeared from Shadow Lich’s face, he was checking the surroundings constantly, and it seemed like he was trying to stay away from someone.
“That woman finally left…” Shadow Lich’s expression loosened. A woman with terrifying power found him after he took the liquid and he was attacked before he realized it. The energy wave the woman released was so strong that Shadow Lich could barely release his mentality wave. It felt like there were countless daggers stabbing into his body when he was stared at by the woman’s eyes.
Shadow Lich noticed that the woman was going after his liquid and quickly dropped the container on the ground—he would have been dead if he had not do that.
Shadow Lich pressed his chest and the flames in his eyes started dancing. He untied his black robe, revealing an arched golden dagger that was stabbed in the center of his chest. The dagger was coated with wiggling gray maggots.
It was the strongest ability Shadow Lich had, the Maggot Dagger. Wizards below rank 4 would not stand a chance against this dagger. The magic maggots would devour the wizards with an open wound made by the dagger. Also, the magic maggots could deal strong damage to the soul forms.
Shadow Lich had eliminated two soul forms alone with the power of the dagger.
Only a small number of the soul forms were once human beings in the wizard world, the rest of them were all wizards. Soul forms usually had mysterious and strong power. Shadow Lich would not be able to kill them without the dagger.
‘I was trapped in the illusion after exchanging eye contact with that woman; also, it seems like I tried to kill myself with the strongest ability I have.’ Shadow Lich tried to calm himself down. ‘It’s great that the woman was also going after the eyeball. The specter knight stands no chance against her, ha, the eyeball is the most valuable thing in this tomb.’
Shadow Lich realized that the specter knight might be eliminated; he was happy that he was not the only one who suffered.
He checked his body and released a lot of black smoke. The black smoke quickly surrounded his body. He took out a lot of random potions from his pouch.
Shadow Lich’s expression turned serious after he finished several potions. It was the first time he was injured by his own ability.
The maggots inside his body were not cleared by the antidotes. Fortunately, Shadow Lich’s body was pretty much the same as a zombie and he was the owner of the dagger… otherwise, the maggots would have already devoured him.
Lowering the potions, Shadow Lich carefully cut the skin on his right arm open, and removed a small metal button from his arm.
The black button cracked after he applied some force—inside was some glowing powder.
Shadow Lich saved the powder for the worst situation, but he had to use it. He dumped the powder into his mouth and swallowed it quickly.
Green light flashed in his eyes as he turned around.
Some intense noise made by the hooves echoed in the air, the specter knight charged to him with blue light surrounding his body. The knight slowed down as he saw Shadow Lich in the front.
“Shadow Lich, what happened to you…” The specter knight was not injured at all and he was laughing at Shadow Lich.
Shadow Lich was surprised after hearing the word. “What?! Where’s that woman? Didn’t she go for you?”
“Woman? What woman?” The specter knight was confused. “You mean there’s another stranger in the tomb?”
Shadow Lich’s expression turned serious, his sight fell upon the left side of the specter knight’s neck. There was a white eyeball that looked like a smaller version of Destruction Eye’s secret treasure.
“You’ve already placed it in your body…”
“Of course.” The specter knight laughed proudly and he shook his neck slightly. “I’m so lucky this time. I got the secret treasure and now, I can probably take you off, my old friend…”
Desperation filled up Shadow Lich’s eyes after he noticed that the specter knight was about to strike.
“Let’s trade! I still have my treasure!”
“I’m not interested in that treasure you have. However…” The specter knight started advancing on the back of his horse.
“I’m severely injured but it doesn’t mean I can’t try and kill you! Come at me if you want to die!” The green flames in his eyes weakened as he finished the sentence.
“Machinations again? Are you lying about your injury?” The scepter knight stopped and hesitated after hearing the word.
“Why’re you hesitating? You’re here to kill me, right? I’ll die in one hit, but I won’t let you leave so easily…” Shadow Lich tried to make himself look even weaker. The powder was helping him recover his power and a fifth of his strength had already returned to his body.
The powder was an extremely expensive drug he purchased and it could help his dying body recover. He spent half of the magic stones he had and acquired the powder. It was totally worth the money.
The weaker he looked, the more the specter knight would hesitate.
The atmosphere was intense.
Shadow Lich snorted. “Don’t waste my time if you don’t want to fight. I need to find the woman and get my item back.”
“Whatever! I don’t care if you’re injured or not, let’s just fight! I can retreat if I can’t win!” The specter knight decided not to think too much about the situation and charged to Shadow Lich.
Shadow Lich was a bit speechless. A black magic circle appeared on his hand.
The specter horse charged into the black light.
The noise echoed in the tomb and the ground was shaking.
“Mura, are you alright?” In a secret chamber of the tomb, Mura was lying on the ground with his eyes covered with a white glow. Aria was standing beside him with a brown wooden box in hand.
“I’m… I’m fine…” Mura’s situation was getting worse every minute.
His body was cold and covered with white frost. It was the effect of the heart from the specter knight.
A large blister appeared on his left leg and there was a tiny puppet stretching his back slowly.
Mura’s lips turned purple and there was a rotten smell in his mouth, which meant that his organs were damaged. They were impacted by Angele’s potion.
Three different power was merging in Mura’s body. He could easily remove one debuff with Mira’s help, however, they had no way to deal with three secret techniques that were developed by three top-level rank 3 wizards. The three powers were attacking and merging into each other.
Also, Mura survived the impact of the three powers for some reason. He used all his mentality wave to cancel out the energy waves released by the three powers and he could die at any time.
Mura was pretty much a normal human being at the moment as he could not release mentality wave from his body. He had to prepare for the possible changes if the three powers merged.
“Go back with the Life Root and put it under Alicia’s head. Make sure you do it properly. Also, just take whatever you want from this tomb…”
Aria hesitated, she looked at the dying man. “What about you?”
“It’s probably a perfect ending for me to die here…” Mura’s eyes were open but he could not see anything, the frost had frozen his lacrimal glands and he could not roll his eyeballs. “Tell Alicia I escaped with the best secret treasure alone and no one will be able to find me. Also, tell her that I never loved her, she’s a rude and ugly girl. I’ve left this land with my true love… To a place that no one knows…”
The tomb shook again.
The secret chamber started collapsing.
“This place is getting destroyed… Run now… I think those wizards already forgot about us.” Mura raised his head and he sounded weak.
Aria looked at Mura quietly and held the wooden box tight. “I’ll not tell her the words you said. It’s juts… not fair!” She turned around and walked to the stone wall.
Aria walked into the stone and disappeared.
The specter knight rushed out of the cave at full speed and there was a pale head sitting quietly on his neck. It was the head of Shadow Lich and there were blue flames dancing in his eyes.
“Today is truly my lucky day! Ha!” The specter knight rushed out of the cave. “Shadow Lich is a fool! The Elemental Hand is a fool! Mura is a fool! All the people who entered the tomb are fools! Everything is mine now! And they say I’m dumb. Where’re they now!” He laughed and went through the tunnel, quickly approaching the exit.
Outside the ruin, it was early in the morning and the sun was about to rise.
The forest was blurred by some gray mist; some of the objects could be seen clearly, but the visibility was still low in the area.
The specter knight charged out of the tomb and jumped over the purple magic circle on the ground without any problem. He landed in the dark forest quietly.
The knight slowed down after advancing for a while in the forest.
“Linda, I’m back. I’ve found the items I want and we should leave now! The Elemental Hand is still going after us!” Blue glow flashed on the knight’s hand and he was sending a message.
“Linda?” He noticed something was off. The communication was slowly disappearing and the blue glow was extremely weak.
No one responded in the forest.
“Are you looking for this woman?” A slim man walked out of the shadow and questioned in a calm voice. The man had long red hair trailing over his shoulders—it was Angele. His face was still blurred by energy particles.
The mist started disappearing as Angele stepped forward. Translucent heat waves were being released from his body.
The specter knight named Carmen trembled and his sight fell upon the tree beside Angele.
“Linda…” His voice turned deep.
A black shovel slashed a beautiful woman’s face in half and she was pinned on the trunk of the tree. Her blood created a small pool on the ground.
It was a woman with blonde hair and the long wound looked terrifying on her face. It seemed like she was killed when sleeping as her eyes were tightly closed.