The Wizard World - Chapter 428
Chapter 428: Assassination (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Ten days later.
In the Nightmare Realm.
Angele activated his true form in a vibrant forest. He was slowly walking through the green bushes.
The man’s muscular body was hard like iron. His height had increased to six meters and the ground would shake after every step he took.
A gray shadow charged at Angele’s chest.
Angele stood still, the long red hair on his back grabbed the shadow and started tearing it apart.
It sounded like a piece of cloth was torn apart. The gray shadow turned into pieces of white clothes and dropped to the ground.
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes; suddenly, he raised his right hand and grabbed a large tree on the side.
He pulled the whole tree up and threw it forward.
It sounded like something was exploding inside and the path in front of Angele was cleared. There were humongous black insects that looked like cockroaches there; however, they were all killed by the strange shock wave created by the explosions.
There was a man with green skin lying beside a large tree trunk that sunk into the black surface of a hill. The hill was about one kilometer away from Angele.
“The fifth one…” Angele clenched his fist. “It was the fifth monster that had the power level of a rank 4 wizard I killed. I think I’ve cleared the area around the mansion and I only need to wait for my injury to recover. The frost damage is stopping me from refining my true form…”
Angele decided to test his true power as he finally got the chance. He wanted to know what he could do with the true form.
His normal form barely changed after absorbing the bloodline essence from that bone, but the power level of his true form was increasing at an incredible rate.
The power level of the true form increased so fast that it broke several limitations of Angele’s body. He could easily eliminate the monsters that were at the same power level as the rank 4 wizards. Their mentality waves were easily canceled out by the strange force field Angele’s true form was releasing. Also, the Strength of his true form had increased to 90 points. With the help of the bloodline essence and the Sound of the Knell, nothing could stop him from strengthening his true form.
Sighing slowly, Angele was a bit disappointed. “The power level is probably the same as a rank 5 wizard. If I can activate the true form in the main world… Damn…” He walked to the monster, picked up the dead body, and left.
One year later…
By the Ness River.
It was afternoon. There was a twisted brown path between the river and the mansion with wooden benches built on the side.
Angele sat on a gray bench that faced the river and overlooked the clear water.
The orange light of the setting sun was reflected on the rippling surface of the river. It almost looked like there were energy particles floating on the water.
Angele was sipping slowly from a glass and there was a maid with long red hair standing beside him. The maid was wearing a white maiden suit and there was a black teapot in her hand. It seemed like she was ready to refill Angele’s drink when he needed it.
The maid checked the teapot and spoke with a low voice, “Master, you almost finished the Ice Melt tea. Should we return to the mansion?”
“Almost finished?” Angele was a bit surprised. “Did I drink that much today?” Ice Melt tea was a special tea he’d developed. He collected numerous herbs that would help him fight again the frost damage and he decided to name the tea the Ice Melt.
“You can go back first. I’ll sit here for a bit longer.” Angele handed the glass to the maid. “Right, is the young one still reading books in my reading room?”
“Yeah.” The maid grabbed the glass and she looked worried. “He’s working too hard… He hasn’t rested since he entered the reading room this morning.”
“It’s alright. I’ll make sure he’s strong and healthy.” A gentle smile appeared on Angele’s face. “Leave now.”
The maid bowed to Angele and walked away.
Angele sat on the bench alone as the sunlight illuminated his body, it looked like he was coated with a golden glow. The branches of a willow on his right were dancing in the wind and the catkins were fluttering in the air.
Some of the catkins landed on Angele’s body; they looked like white snow.
“It has been a year…” Angele was wearing a fur coat and his long red hair was covered by the collar of the coat. It looked like he was in a different season.
He was still having trouble with the frost damage inside his body; however, the Metal Mastery that was damaged during the competition held by Dark Wizard Tower almost recovered, and he could finally use the Legacy Magic Circle set that was designed for the Metal Giant.
The Legacy Magic Circle set was built to buff his Metal Mastery and he had no chance to test it due to the damage.
Today was the day that his Metal Mastery could finally be activated again.
‘This is the last step…’ Angele rubbed his cheeks and three silver scars slowly appeared on his face.
The recovery of the Metal Mastery could not be accelerated by any external force and the only thing Angele could do was wait. Angele wanted to know how strong his Metal Mastery could become with the help of the magic circle set.
Angele had nothing to worry about after Henn left and his progression of the Molten Core River was much smoother than before. However, he still needed a long time until he could become a top-level rank 3 wizard, the whole procedure might take him over 100 years.
There was still a long way to go. He noticed that the further he practiced the Molten Core River, the more his progress would be slowed down.
Angele knew that it was impossible for him to advance in the next 100 years no matter what he did.
Angele sighed and slowly stood up from the bench. The three scars on his face were eye-catching and it felt like they were coated with a silver glow under the sunlight.
Glancing around, his brow furrowed. However, nothing was detected after he checked the surroundings using the biochip, and he started heading to the mansion.
A golden eagle was rotating in the sky on the other side of the river.
The eagle had a pair of sharp eyes that looked identical to the eyes of a human being and it was checking the environment around the mansion.
“There’s a problem. I found two one-time teleportation circles and a secret army in the area. I think they’re guarding the one that lives in the mansion. What do you think, master?” The eagle sent the word through energy particles.
“The man is probably an important member of the Elemental Hand; otherwise, he wouldn’t have the power to kill Terry.” A girl’s voice echoed in the air. “Also, this man’s mentality wave was slightly different than the time he battled Terry. He should be a rank 4 wizard but now he’s only rank 3…”
The eagle was confused as well. “Maybe he’s the same as Stigma? There’s someone else in his body but now he’s alone?”
“That’s possible,” the girl’s voice agreed. “I can only track his mentality wave for two more times using my sister’s items. I should probably just do it now.”
“Please hurry, we can deal with the man in the mansion, but if it was done by a soul, it’ll be a problem. Souls are good at hiding themselves and this will be our only chance,” the eagle suggested.
“I understand.” The voice echoed again and energy waves suddenly appeared in the area around the eagle.
Suddenly, a voice that was buffed by mentality waves came from the forest.
It was not someone roaring, the voice was just coated with the mentality waves and it sounded like there were many people saying the same words.
A team of soldiers that were wearing black armor raised their heads and stared at the eagle.
The leader was a middle-aged muscular man that was wearing a horned helmet. The man had a pair of sharp eyes and he was also looking at the sky.
The man narrowed his eyes and spoke in a deep tone, “They activated a secret technique in our territory without notifying us…”
“Master, they’re probably from the council. You can see the mark on the eagle’s body,” a woman in black armor advised.
“That’s impossible! Members of the council should be familiar with the rules. They’re probably the wanted criminals who stole the eagle from the council.” The man sounded angry. “We need to protect our master at all cost. They must be criminals and we should kill them!”
He raised his right hand.
There were about 100 soldiers in the team, they all grabbed their bows and aimed at the sky.
They pulled their bowstrings to full.
There was no expression on those soldiers’ faces, they were just following orders and their eyes were surrounded by red glow.
A large red vortex gathered above the soldiers.
“Now!” the leader shouted.
*CHI CHI CHI*
Hundreds of black arrows were released from their bows.
It almost looked like those arrows formed a cone, which was approaching the eagle at full speed. Also, those arrows followed after the eagle and the translucent shadow beside it like they were alive.
Suddenly, the translucent shadow revealed himself.
It was a woman with the head of a young girl and the body that was covered with a humongous armor suit. There was a black trident in her hand.
The woman was a bit surprised after seeing the arrows. “The Black Mamba? I didn’t expect to see such a strong archer formation in a small area like this. Interesting.”