The Wizard World - Chapter 435
Chapter 435: Mutation (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
About ten days later…
Inside the spell lab of the ruins.
The walls of the spell lab were painted in red and the smell of blood permeated the air.
Under the red light, there was a white lab table, and struggling silver scorpions covered its surface.
Each of the scorpions was about one meter in size. Fresh blood was spurting out of their bodies, which were covered with invisible wounds—it almost looked like the blood was leaking out of their silver shells.
Angele was standing on a round stone platform, there was a triangular black container that was full of glowing green liquid in front of him.
In the center of the liquid, there was a silver scorpion, struggling and groaning.
“The bloodline essence of more than 100 silver scorpions is here, if you can’t absorb it all, you’ll just end up like the other scorpions… Let’s see if you’re lucky…” Angele muttered as he stared at the scorpion in the container.
“36 scorpions… I probably should purchase some more from the headquarters.” Angele’s brow furrowed, the scorpion inside the container was no longer moving. The red blood slowly leaked out of the scorpion’s body and it could die at any time.
He had purchased several batches of silver scorpions over the days.
The mutated creature only had the power level of a rank 3 apprentice and 100 scorpions would only cost him one quest point. Also, the scorpions would be delivered to him through portal since Angele was an area leader. It was quite convenient.
Angele tested several batches of scorpions and acquired some rare bloodline essence of silver scorpions. Those scorpions were just normal creatures that mutated after the radiation. The bloodline of the scorpion was weak and the bloodline signet was not valuable. Angele was successful in his last bio experiment and he did not have a loyal pet, so he wanted to train one by himself.
With Angele’s experience and the accurate extraction ability of the biochip, the experiment had a good start. However, during the absorption procedure, the creature had no biochip helping it to absorb the bloodline essence, and the silver scorpions died as they could not handle the increased power.
“Maybe I should try something different…” Angele noticed that there was a pregnant scorpion in the cage.
He slowly walked to the cage.
Suddenly, some strange noise came from the cage. The one-meter-long scorpions started moving back like Angele was their nemesis. Those cruel hunters turned into terrified rats and their green eyes were filled up with desperation.
“Silver scorpions have the intelligence of a three-year-old. It makes sense to me now.” Angele rubbed his chin, opened the cage, and stepped into it.
Locking the cage, he glanced at the remaining scorpions and charged forward like lightning. The next moment, he already grabbed the pregnant scorpion with his hands.
He stepped out of the cage with the scorpion and injected some blue potion into the scorpion’s abdomen.
The scorpion’s abdomen was ripped open. It was lying on the lab table and its tail was waving like crazy. Countless gray scorpion eggs spurted out of its opened abdomen.
The scorpion eggs had the size of chicken eggs and there were about 30 of them.
Angele collected the eggs carefully and threw the scorpion back into the cage.
He returned to the container.
“Let’s see if this works.” He threw all the eggs into the container.
The container was filled up with the bloodline essence of the scorpions and a special blend of different potions. The potions made sure that the power would be sent into the scorpion’s body at a moderate rate.
However, this was the last method that Angele could think of; if it failed, he would have to give up.
Angele waited by the container quietly as the time passed and observed the changes happening to the scorpion eggs.
Some eggs died and turned black. Angele quickly removed those eggs from the container.
About two days later, two scorpion eggs survived the procedure. The sticky liquid in the container turned from green to translucent white. It seemed like the liquid had lost its power.
“Finally, I succeeded!” Angele took out the two scorpion eggs, looking satisfied. He opened the door and left the lab. He then entered a room on the side—it was a room that was full of glass containers with specimens inside.
This was the bio lab, it was the place where Vivian stored her collection inside. The room was full of bio lab equipment and special rune circles.
With the two scorpion eggs in hand, he walked to the corner of the room with three parallel rune circles. Red, blue, and purple, the three runes circles were surrounded by different glows.
Angele placed the first scorpion egg in the center of the circle.
It was the mind control technique that was developed for eggs, the safest technique he could find. The creature would be loyal to him as long as he treated it like a companion.
Two drops of blood spurted out of his finger and dropped on the two scorpion eggs.
Angele checked the egg he placed in the rune circle and put his hands on the edge of the circle. He closed his eyes for a while and released some mentality wave into the scorpion egg.
About ten minutes later, he repeated the procedure on the second scorpion egg and returned to the spell lab with both eggs after the whole thing was done.
He took out several small bottles and test tubes. He started brushing different potions onto the surface of the eggs.
Finally, one of the eggs cracked with a light noise.
A small piece of the white eggshell dropped to the ground and a black scorpion tail moved out of the hole. The scorpion cracked the eggshell and moved out of the egg.
A small black scorpion appeared on Angele’s lab table. The black scorpion had eight pairs of legs unlike the silver scorpion. It almost looked like a centipede to Angele. The scorpion’s shell had a smooth surface and it looked like an iron armor.
“Father…” The scorpion sent the message to Angele using its mentality wave.
“Huh, it seems like you’re born with high intelligence…” Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes as he rubbed the shell of the scorpion.
He could detect a special connection between him and the small scorpion.
‘The bloodline essence of more than 100 silver scorpions and one drop of my blood. Those two scorpions are definitely different from the other ones.’ Angele scanned the small scorpion.
‘Sadly… With so much bloodline essence, the scorpion’s Stamina is still lower than 6, and the other attributes are just slightly higher than normal scorpions… Also, its gene is unstable…’ The small scorpion suddenly started growing as Angele thought.
“Father… Father… I’m suffering… It’s killing me!” The scorpion sent a message to Angele again.
Several seconds later.
The scorpion exploded, fresh blood mixed with its black shell and splashed everywhere.
A thin layer of red barrier appeared in front of Angele and blocked all the scorpion flesh.
“A weak gene that can’t handle the increased energy so it self-destructed… Anyway, my method is proven to be valid. If I can get my hands on a strong ancient creature with a strong gene…” Angele was trying to find a pet that was loyal to him, but training young creatures took a lot of time and effort.
“Cough!” Angele coughed several times involuntarily. “Alright, the first step of the bloodline extraction should be completed since I’m pretty much done here.”
He did not clean up the mess. Angele turned around and entered the room on the opposite side.
He pressed on the door slightly.
The door opened.
Behind the door was a spacious hexagonal hall; there was a one-meter-tall white flame floating in its center. The flame was chained up by multiple black-red chains that looked like blood-sucking tentacles. White liquid from the white flame was constantly being absorbed by those chains.
The fragrance of fresh honey permeated the air.
The liquid that was absorbed by the chain gathered in a small pool on the ground.
The white liquid filled up half of the pool.
Angele stood in front of the pool, the whole hall was brightened up by the white light.
“The blood…” Angele’s brow furrowed, he crouched and dipped his finger into the liquid. He tasted the liquid—it was sweet and sour. The liquid had the same texture as light yogurt.
‘Unknown blood sample detected. Analyze now?’ Zero’s voice echoed in his ears.
‘Create the file: Flame Lion. Analyze the blood and compare the data using the database. I want to find out its origin.’ Angele quickly gave the order.
‘Creating the file… Analyzing…’
Suddenly, a golden bird appeared on Angele’s left shoulder. Its long tail trailed on Angele’s back, surrounded by drops of red flames.
Angele was a bit surprised. He noticed that Phoenix had some connection with the white blood.
Suddenly, Phoenix left Angele’s shoulder and its body was covered with burning flames.
Red light flashed and Phoenix charged into the white blood pool.
Bright white light coated with a hint of gold was released from the pool and illuminated Angele’s face.