The Wizard World - Chapter 436
Chapter 436: Secret Technique and Chaos (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
The white-goldish light lasted for about half an hour.
Angele waited by the blood pool quietly.
Finally, the light disappeared from the pool.
After the noise, a translucent red bird left the pool and charged to Angele. It was Phoenix, it turned into a blurry shadow.
The shadow suddenly stopped before reaching Angele.
The shadow of Phoenix exploded, turning into glowing light ribbons, and floated around Angele.
Angele raised his right hand and grabbed one of the ribbons.
After the noise, all the ribbons disappeared into the air.
A large piece of heavy armor appeared on Angele’s right arm. The red armor covered his right arm completely and created a long red blade in his hand. The heavy armor piece had a mechanical look and the slim blade was surrounded by a golden metallic glow.
A white-goldish lion with a pair of wings slowly moved out of Angele’s armor piece. The lion was surrounded by bright white flames and had a complicated dark-red rune on its brow. The rune looked like a smaller version of Phoenix with its wings spread.
Angele just stood there and did not move an inch.
About two hours later, he slowly raised his right arm and started observing it carefully. However, he was having trouble moving freely, he looked like a robot with strange movements.
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes. Several minutes later, a weird smile appeared on his face.
‘I didn’t expect the secret technique to be like this…’ He rubbed the fur of the lion carefully with the left hand and started thinking.
‘Phoenix… Illusion and Rebirth. I can create fire illusions of myself with the armor, the damage dealt by the illusions will be weakened by around 70%. The illusions will be eliminated after taking just one hit. The Rebirth is a legendary ability, I didn’t expect to acquire the ability from Phoenix…’
Angele noticed that he could already activate those two abilities.
“Which means…” Angele muttered as he slowly raised the blade.
The tip of the blade pierced through his heart easily.
Angele’s body exploded like a bubble; the armor piece of his right arm quickly retracted and merged into the blade.
The red-goldish blade landed on the ground beside the pool of blood that was created by Angele’s body.
A ball of red flame spurted out of the blade after several seconds, turning into a complete human being. It was Angele.
‘So, this blade is formed by my own body.’ Angele raised the blade. ‘The illusion replaced my own body; no one will expect that my body can be transformed into a blade. My opponent will think that this blade is one of my magic devices.’
A strange expression appeared on Angele’s face.
He could easily observe the situation around him using his mentality while he was in the blade form. The feeling was the same when he used the elemental teleportation. Angele felt like this body was being pulled like pasta.
‘Which means, as long as no one breaks the blade, I’ll never die. I can create the illusions if I have energy particles stored in my body. Also, this blade was made with some extremely hard materials, so it won’t be destroyed easily.’ Angele controlled his illusion and observed the blade carefully.
The white lion lay down on the ground and yawned; it felt lazy. The lion slightly shook its head and its wavy fur was waving in the air.
The change that happened to Phoenix was unexpected, but the new abilities were what Angele needed. They would increase Angele’s chance of survival during intense battles greatly.
The combination of the illusion and rebirth ability was perfect. Angele could turn his real form into the blade form and replace his real form with an illusion at the same time. Angele would be safe in the blade form—his high attributes were the reason why the blade was so hard to destroy.
Also, the blade form would increase the strength of his illusion.
Angele was certain that with the blade armor, his illusion would be able to cast spells and activate magic devices as well. Also, the maximum number of illusions he could create might increase to six. Furthermore, with the help of the blade form, Angele’s illusions would have similar mentality level as his true form.
This was a perfect combination for battles. Also, with the flame lion, the buffed illusion might be slightly stronger than Angele’s real form.
It seemed like the flame lion was refined by the flame of Phoenix. As long as the blade form was active, the flame lion would have enough energy to consume. Based on the damage the lion could deal and its attributes, the lion’s power level was probably the same as a rank 3 wizard. Also, the flame lion had a strong talent ability, Self-Destruction.
The damage that the destruction could deal was close to the spell damage level of a rank 3 wizard. However, the explosion would create a light elemental field that would last around 30 seconds. The radius of the explosion would be around 50 meters, and in the field, Angele’s illusions would be able to cast spells without chanting the incantation.
‘I was wondering why I didn’t acquire any strong ability from the Molten Core River after I advanced to rank 3. Also, the solidified mentality crystal did not come with clear rune engravings. It seems like the abilities will appear after Phoenix merges into my body, which means, one of the abilities I acquired from Phoenix is my Talent Ability,’ Angele thought as he checked his blade form by controlling his illusion.
The blade was around 1.7 meters long, which was similar to the height of an adult. The flashing golden runes on the blade gave it a luxurious look.
Unexpectedly, Angele noticed something familiar from the armor and the blade.
‘It feels like… I’m looking at a concept gear.’ Angele was a bit surprised when the thought appeared in his mind.
Molten Core River was an advanced meditation technique and he did not expect something like this to happen after he advanced to stage 5.
He was not sure if he was just lucky or all who practiced the technique had similar experiences.
Angele realized that the information provided by the history books he read might be misleading. Wizards were victorious in the war against the ancient empire. The empire was backed with multiple concept gears and the books said that it was the reason why wizards decided to completely eliminate it.
‘It doesn’t really make sense, but maybe there were also wizards helping the ancient empire… Whatever.’
Angele threw the blade into the air. His body and the flame lion turned into a ray of white light, merging into the blade. Red light flashed in the air and the blade dropped into the flames.
Angele’s real form appeared on the ground slowly after the flame disappeared.
‘It’s an… interesting experience.’ Angele tightened his fist.
Angele looked at the blood pool, but there was no blood left inside. The white glow had disappeared from the embryo of the flame lion, what was left was a burnt body that was chained up in the air.
He waved his hand and the embryo of the flame lion exploded, turning into black dust, and flew into the bottle on Angele’s palm.
‘I can probably use it for my experiments.’ Sealing the bottle, Angele carefully put it into his pouch. He purchased the embryo with 600 quest points and did not want to waste it. It was nearly impossible for him to find another flame lion by himself.
Also, he needed to do something with the golden eagles.
Angele looked at the corner—there were golden eagles staring at him with fear in their eyes.
Each of the eagles was about two meters tall and there were more than ten of them. They looked like chickens that were about to be slaughtered. Those aggressive birds could survive for several months without having any food and Angele did not need to worry about their health.
Angele thought for a while and decided not to do anything with the eagles at the moment. He returned to the spell lab and cleaned up the mess using wind category spells.
He then returned to his bedroom and started resting. The experiments and the secret technique cost Angele a lot of mentality, so he was tired.
Especially the blade form, he tested the blade form twice and half of his mentality was consumed. The technique should only be activated as a final resort.
Angele was certain that if he used up his mentality after turning into the blade form, he would not be able to transform back into the human form until his mentality recovered.
He rested for around eight hours and his mentality finally recovered after some meditation.
Angele slowly got off the bed.
The bedroom was deadly silent. The wall was painted in red and he could hear the noise made by the lava.
Angele checked the time using the biochip—it was six in the evening. It was probably getting dark outside.
He walked to the cabinet and took out a crystal orb that was used as a communication tool.
It was translucent and had the size of a human head. The only thing he needed to do was enter the communication rune and the orb would buff it so that he could get in touch with the owner of the rune. The crystal orb was a rare magic device—it was a standard gear that was given to the elders of the organization. Vivian lent the orb to Angele after he was ambushed.
Angele sat down by the table with a crystal orb and put it down. Raising his left hand, a green rune flashed on his finger and sank into the center of the crystal orb.
The crystal orb revealed an image after releasing some energy waves.
In a vibrant forest, a slim man in a long red robe was moving forward slowly. It almost looked like he was walking in an indigenous forest.
The image from the crystal orb was the area beside the man.