The Wizard World - Chapter 451
Chapter 451: Encounter (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Angele drew several runes in the air quietly, and a dark-red barrier and a frost aura quickly surrounded his body.
He glanced at the footprints—the wet footprints were hard to notice on the carpet and led straight to the bathroom.
Angele activated the stealth technique and walked to the bathroom slowly.
He pushed the door open.
There was a naked woman with pale skin lying in a bathtub that was full of red blood.
The woman’s eyes were wide open, she lay in the bathtub and no one knew how long she soaked in the blood. Her arms and legs were on the edges of the bathtub, the rest of her body was in the blood.
The stinky smell of the blood permeated the bathroom.
Angele followed the footprints to the bathtub and his sight fell upon the woman in the blood.
‘Who’s this woman…’ Angele had never seen the woman.
It was not Orphie nor Freia. The woman looked young.
He approached the woman and grabbed her head.
Angele stared at the woman’s widened eyes, it seemed like she died before she realized it.
Angele’s brow furrowed, he tried to close the woman’s eyes using his hand, but he failed for some reason.
“Fool…” Angele scrunched his brow again and applied some more force.
The woman’s eyes were finally closed.
Angele lowered his hand and stood up. He checked the surroundings, but did not find anything. He hesitated, turned around, and walked to the door.
Suddenly, he could feel a chill climbing up his back and quickly turned around.
The woman was standing behind him and her eyes were wide open. There was blood dripping down her body.
A ball of red flame exploded in the air and the dark-red lava splashed in the tiny bathroom.
Angele grabbed the woman’s head using his right hand.
It sounded like a watermelon being crashed—the woman exploded after being gripped as her body turned into pieces of flesh and splashed on the walls.
Angele snorted and glanced around carefully.
The red blood splashed on the walls, along with the brain tissue and broken pieces of bones.
The red lava drops turned the bathroom into a sauna. White smoke rose from the flesh under the high temperature.
It smelled like someone was grilling meat.
Angele opened the door.
The wooden door was blocked by something and he only managed to move the door slightly.
Angele tried again; however, the door was still blocked by something.
His expression changed, it was just the hallway outside the bathroom, and there should not be anything blocking his path.
Angele peeked outside through the door; he could see a shadow on the floor. It felt like there was someone standing outside the bathroom, pushing the door back.
“Damn it!” Angele’s skull numbed. He had not encountered such a weird situation in a while.
He took a step back and kicked the wooden door hard.
The white door was blown away by the impact, landing on the sofa in the living room. However, there was no one in the hallway.
Angele’s expression turned serious, he knew that there were too many things that could not be explained in the mysterious Nightmare Realm. They were everywhere and they could happen at any time, just like nightmares.
He stepped into the hallway and checked the surroundings. The mansion was deadly silent and he was the only one making noises.
Angele looked at the bathroom, the room was already burnt black by the lava and the flames.
“Extinguish!” He pointed at the flames.
Some gentle wind blew into the bedroom; the lava drops and the flames were all extinguished. Thick smoke was blown out of the broken window and everything returned to normal.
“Well, it’s understandable that the lords want to travel to other realms…” Angele muttered, then looked at the building—he was worried about the girls.
Suddenly, Angele noticed that there was a letter in a black cylinder under the sofa. The cylinder container lay on the carpet quietly, it was placed in the normal area and the container looked new.
It seemed like Freia and Orphie were trying to hide from something. They probably hid the letter under the sofa so that they could tell Angele what happened.
Angele was excited after seeing the letter, he quickly walked to the sofa and used the energy particles to grab the container.
He opened the container and found a piece of yellow paper inside.
‘Green, many strange things happened in the garden while you were not here. Orphie and I are scared. We received a letter from my brother and decided to leave the mansion with the one who delivered the letter. Don’t worry, the person sent by my brother is strong and we will try to contact you later.’
The letter was written by Freia. Angele treated Freia like his own daughter and he would not want anything unfortunate to happen to her.
‘I should leave this place as well…’ He closed the letter and checked the surroundings again. Angele walked upstairs and collected the important lab data. He also checked the garden and noticed that Freia took the sunflower with her. He made sure nothing important was left behind and stepped out of the building.
The sky was pale and it was still snowing. Angele could see a thick layer of snow on the ground.
Angele grabbed a snowflake, but did not find any words on it. It was obvious that the snow was not used to deliver the message of a lord this time.
He stepped into the snow and walked to the defensive barriers with a large black leather case in hand.
There was no longer any green vine outside the barrier and the only thing in Angele’s sight was the thick snow.
There were no footprints on the snow as he stepped out of the barrier. It almost felt like Angele was seeing illusions, however, Angele had high resistance to illusions and it was nearly impossible for him to be trapped in a fake environment.
Angele glanced at the mansion one last time before he entered the forest. The mansion was the only shelter he had in the Nightmare Realm, but he had to abandon it along with the memories.
“Sadly… Well…” Shaking his head, Angele stopped thinking, and walked to the deep forest.
Angele headed to Eye Devil’s territory; the forest was still deadly silent. Angele created a shadow barrier around his body so the weird creatures would not be able to touch him during the daytime. He still had no idea where those creatures came from.
The strikes from those creatures could only be blocked by black objects and that was the reason why the residents of the Nightmare Realm wore black outfits.
Angele checked the map that was given to him by Eye Devil from time to time while he was traveling.
The map would change over time. Eye Devil’s servants were collecting new information all the time and would update the map constantly due to the properties of the Nightmare Realm.
Angele decided not to use the elemental teleportation here since he was not familiar with the areas and the landscape might change for no reason.
He needed to have a general idea of his destination so the teleportation could be accurate, otherwise, he might hit a wall or something.
It got dark outside after he traveled for around five to six hours.
Angele stopped and found a patch of empty ground. He built a campfire using dried tree branches and set up an energy sentry in the area. The sentry looked like a palm-sized metal beetle and it could create a weak barrier. The sentry would warn the owner when there was danger.
Also, he could create multiple sentries and those beetles could hide underneath the ground so he could prevent the attack from below.
Angele meditated for a whole night with his legs crossed; he could feel that he was progressing.
After his soul was improved by the book of light, he could feel that his mentality was increasing as he meditated. It felt like pouring water into a bucket that increased in volume.
He noticed that his mentality was increasing twice faster than before.
Angele’s mentality would increase by one point every year through meditation, but the needed time has shortened by half after his soul was improved. Although it would take him a while to meet the requirements for a rank 4 wizard, he already had the chance to become a rank 4 wizard. Every wizard needed the time to increase their mentality, but their power level would increase greatly after they advanced to rank 4.
Rank 3 wizard was like a worm in a cocoon. It would take him over 100 years to break the cocoon and become a butterfly. If he failed, he would die as a worm in the cocoon.
Angele had nothing to worry about, he was walking the path of the ancient wizard and his true form was getting closer to the power level of a rank 6 wizard. However, Angele was just assuming the level of his true form. He did it by comparing the data he collected since he had never seen the power of a rank 5 or 6 wizard.
Although the trip with Eye Devil’s army would be dangerous, opportunities usually came with risks. Angele wanted to test his power and decided to join the invasion.