The Wizard World - Chapter 434
Chapter 434: Mutation (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
“Why? What’re you worried about?” Masha glanced at Angele, looking confused. “Do you really think something like this will happen? Even if there is something going, there’s nothing we can do. Don’t think too much about it. There’s a dinner party held by the academic tower, and the host is the vice city lord Gordon. Are you interested?”
“I’ll pass. There’s something I need to take care of and I’m not familiar with Gordon.” Angele shook his head.
“Alright then, but many girls from the noble families will go to the party. This is a great opportunity and it doesn’t happen often. Don’t regret it.” Masha smiled.
“I’ve already made my decision and I won’t waste my time regretting it,” Angele responded in a light tone. “Also, I’m not interested in such parties and I think you already know that.”
“There are many rumors about you in the city. Some say you’re living the life of an ascetic, but you have many beautiful women in your mansion. Never heard of you having sex with a mortal. Why don’t you enjoy your life when you’re still young. You won’t have time for that when you get old,” Masha suggested. “I heard there are several beautiful girls and handsome men this time. I’ll definitely enjoy the party.”
Angele smiled but did not respond to her words. Masha usually handled things in an aggressive way; she would ask the slave traders to imprison the mortals she liked. She only approached her prey by herself if the prey had a strong family background. The rumor said that Masha would kill several mortals or mercenaries every year during her extremely intense sexual intercourses. The citizens of Mermaid’s Song would try their best to stay away from this woman.
Angele was not worried that Masha would hit on him, his background and the bodyguards were not something Masha would mess with.
Angele realized that he needed something that could save his life when necessary after he survived the assassination.
In the main world, Angele had reached his limit so he had to prepare for the worst situation, and there was a rough plan in his mind.
“Masha, is there any auction going on?”
“Auctions are held every year. The only thing you can find there are low-level magic devices, slaves, or intel. Rare items will only be sold to the people who knew the host. Why don’t you talk to your mother? She has many good items.” Masha smiled.
“Is that so?” Angele stopped for a second and continued, “Nevermind, I need to go back now. Message me if there’s a problem.”
“Sure.” Masha looked at her nails. “I’ll talk to you later. My friends are looking for me.”
Angele walked to the corner and took down his long black robe, which covered most of his body when he put it on.
He walked to the door, turned into a ball of red flame, and disappeared into the air.
“Elemental Teleportation? A decent Talent Ability… So, he’s already a rank 3 wizard?” Masha was a bit surprised. “He must’ve used some secret technique or a rare potion, but that’s it for him, his talent level is way too low. There’s no way he can advance to rank 4…”
Angele left Masha’s home, walked down the street, and got into a black carriage that was waiting for him. The carriage mixed in the crowd and headed to the city gate quickly.
Inside the carriage, Angele was sitting quietly with his eyes closed. The purple eye-shaped ring was glowing—the purple glow was climbing up Angele’s arm and moving to his forehead.
The scene lasted for several minutes before Angele opened his eyes.
‘I didn’t expect that someone from the organization entered the ruins of an ancient wizard and found some magic devices.’
According to the message delivered by the ring, only core members of the organization could exchange their quest points for those magic devices. Angele had around 653 quest points as he barely spent them on anything over the years.
With a flick of his finger, Angele created a red barrier around his body—the area inside the barrier was deadly silent.
Angele rubbed the ring.
A white light screen was released by the ring and it floated in front of Angele’s body.
‘Available Items: Ancient Half Moon Hammer, Ancient Half Moon Scimitar, Ancient Half Moon Longbow…’
A list of half moon weapons appeared on the light screen; those weapons all had clean edges, complicated patterns, and a moonlight glow. They looked luxurious.
Angele skipped all the half moon weapons and started checking the strange ancient magic devices.
‘Unknown Ancient Kettle: A strong kettle with a shadow that can ask riddles from inside. If you can answer the riddle, a random buff will be applied to you. 500 quest points.
‘Flame Lion: A lion with the flame of the sun burning on its body. You need to activate the lion as it’s still an embryo. Growth potential unknown. 600 quest points.
‘Roman’s Pocket: A secret pocket of the legendary wizard Roman. The item you put into the pocket will be transformed into a random item. 400 quest points.
‘Branch of the Monster Tree: A branch that is covered with mouths that are filled up with sticky liquid. They can learn any spells below level 2 and they can protect your storage room. 320 quest points.’
The elites of the organization risked their lives when collecting those four items and it seemed like they were added to the list not so long ago.
Angele started thinking.
‘The strongest Flame Lion has the same power level as a rank 4 wizard; however, it’ll take me hundreds of years to train the lion since it’s an embryo, and that’ll cost me a lot of time and effort. Also, I’m not sure if this one can reach the power level of a rank 4 wizard. The flame of the sun will help me absorb bloodlines and no one knows the origin of the flame lion…’
Angele finally made up his mind and clicked on the picture of the flame lion.
An enormous lion that was covered with white flames was displayed on the image, that was an image of a mature lion. The picture glowed and disappeared from the list as Angele clicked on it. There was only one flame lion available.
‘I have 53 quest points left and I should probably pick up some materials.’
Angele chanted the incantation.
The light screen flashed and a list that was full of materials appeared. Flowers, insects, branches, stones, and mud. There were so many different types of materials on the list.
‘Area Leader confirmed. Special materials are now available.’ A sentence appeared on the bottom of the light screen.
“Show me the special materials,” Angele ordered.
The light screen blurred and the original list was replaced by a new list that looked very different.
‘100 mortals: 1 quest point.’
‘200 merfolk: 1 quest point.’
‘300 Elves: 2 quest points.’
Columns of creatures were available on the list. There were Highland Barbarians with weak giant bloodlines, shadow creatures that were surrounded by black smoke, centaurs, half-elves, dryads, dwarfs, and many rare creatures.
There was quantity limitation on all those creatures.
Angele kept checking the list and suddenly stopped when a creature caught his attention.
’10 Golden Eagles: 20 quest points.’
‘They probably caught those golden eagles not so long ago. I didn’t see them on the list the last time I checked. This is the only creature with the ancient bloodline of the Lightning Bird. I wonder how the organization caught them.’ Angele quickly clicked on the image after checking the information of the creature.
The image slowly disappeared and Angele spent 20 quest points.
Angele was one of the leaders in the area and he used his rights to collect the ancient bloodlines using rare creatures. However, most of the bloodlines he extracted were not helpful as he was a rank 3 wizard.
Most of the bloodline sigils were effective for wizards below rank 3 and they would barely do anything for rank 3 or rank 4 wizard. He had the intention to go to the Nightmare Realm and extract the bloodline from the scorpion woman again. However, the area had changed and he was too weak to enter it.
‘I can’t use my Metal Mastery at the moment, I should probably find a technique I can use when necessary.’ Angele kept reading the list. ‘The secret techniques mentioned on Erin’s Funeral Oration are strong, but it’ll take me about 1000 years to learn just one of them. There’s no way I can do that. Also, the rank 4 ability of the Molten Core River will not do anything for me if the opponent is stronger than me.’
Angele’s brow furrowed. He did not find anything helpful and decided to purchase 100 silver scorpion’s eggs.
‘I hope the bloodline of the flame lion will give me a nice surprise. 600 quest points, it can’t be wrong…’
Angele felt a bit anxious as he spent most of his quest points.
He turned off the light screen and started meditating in the carriage.
It took him about two days to return to the ruins under the volcano.
The items he purchased from the Dark Wizard Tower were delivered to him as he reached the top of the snow mountain.
The delivery method was simple. A black teleportation gate appeared on top of the mountain and the workers would carry the items through the gate. Angele asked the workers to lay down the stuff on an empty platform.
A box of silver scorpion’s eggs, ten golden eagles, and the embryo of the flame lion.
Angele returned to the ruins after he acquired the items. He started conducting research right away. He wanted to extract the bloodlines of the flame lion and the golden eagle. The silver scorpions would be used for one of his experiments.
Time flew as he continued with his experiments and research…