The Wizard World - Chapter 532
Chapter 532: Settle (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Angele reappeared at an empty ground not far away; he could still see Prince Evil Dragon in the white ray. He put on the hood and lowered his hand, rubbing the communication rune slightly.
“Vivian, I’ll be out for a couple days. I’ll be right back. Don’t worry, I’m not going to any dangerous areas.” He left Vivian a message.
Angele lowered his hand when the red scorpion-shaped rune glowed.
The wizards in the stone pillars or houses heard the noise and stepped out of the buildings. They all looked at Prince Evil Dragon with surprise in their eyes.
The wizards left the buildings and all moved closer to the balcony.
“The dragon sigil…” an old female wizard with messy white hair said. “I thought I would never be able to witness something like this in my whole life…” There was a cane in her hands.
“That must be Prince Evil Dragon,” someone said.
Angele lowered his head and left the crowd.
“Vivian is safe now and I should proceed with my plan…”
He walked to the plain at full speed and disappeared by the end of the horizon quickly.
In the dark red sky, there was red mist coming out of the black fissure which quickly permeated the sky.
The sun disappeared, there was no moon or star. It almost looked like the sky was painted in blood.
The red snow was falling down slowly, all the areas on the land were covered with the red snow.
The whole Rayton Highland was surrounded by a ball of red mist; the highland was completely closed. It almost looked like a volcano surrounded by small hills.
There were wooden outpost towers around the large mist ball occupied by archers in red leather armor. They were all looking at the enormous red mist ball.
On the south of the highland, there was a deep fissure that was close to the mist ball, releasing white fog. A seven-meter-tall green outpost tower was standing in the forest quietly on the other side of the fissure.
A man in red leather armor was writing something down on a piece of wood while sitting on top of the outpost tower.
The sky was covered with dark clouds as thunder was rumbling. The chilling wind was blowing over the trees of the forest.
The scout on top of the tower tightened his leather armor and stopped writing. He sipped some wine from the water pouch and his cheeks turned red.
He looked like the wooden piece.
The words he wrote on it had already disappeared and were replaced by someone else’s handwriting.
‘Sun Hour, 7. Nothing is detected by 20143 outpost tower.’
‘By the way, I hunted a black antelope, should we braise it or roast it?’ Another sentence appeared on the wood piece.
The man picked up the pen and responded, ‘Do whatever you want. I’m not interested in meat.’
Suddenly, he heard some noise from the forest.
He stopped writing and checked the surroundings with his brow furrowed, but he did not find anything.
“Jim, what are you looking for?” A crisp female voice came from behind.
“Master Hikari? Nothing, I thought I heard some movement,” the man named Jim responded. “You’re fast, I thought it would take you a while to get the water.”
A young woman was climbing up the ladder. She had a balanced body and was also wearing the red armor. The woman was wearing a black ponytail and it seemed like she was hiding something under her right armor piece.
The woman was gentle. She was wearing a gray belt with black test tubes attached to it. It seemed like the test tubes were filled up with different potions.
The tower was spacious, it could easily fit five to six people. Hikari climbed up the outpost tower and stood by the railing, overlooking the red mist ball on the other side of the fissure.
She could barely see the whole mist ball from the tower and it felt like her sight was blocked by a tall red wall.
The thick red mist was quite depressing.
“Jim, where are Khafra and Jesse? When will they come back?” Hikari wondered.
Jim hesitated for a second and responded, “They said that they were going to collect some materials and won’t be back until afternoon.”
Hikari’s brow furrowed. “We’re at the frontline and we shouldn’t leave the outpost tower for so long…” She did not finish, but Jim knew what she was trying to imply.
“Have we cleared the area?”
“Pretty much.” Jim nodded. “Only the underground creatures are still alive.”
Hikari nodded, she started climbing down the wooden ladder. She took out a black test tube using her right hand and poured some red powder on the ladder.
The red powder disappeared as it contacted the wooden ladder, however, the powder was still visible and looked like tiny red dots.
Hikari narrowed her eyes and quickly put the test tube back. Her expression turned calm again.
She left the outpost tower and entered the forest. Hikari quickly hid in a bush and activated a stealth technique. She was barely releasing any energy wave and her skin turned green.
Hikari stayed in the bush for a while and saw two wizards in red armor stepping out of the forest, one male and one female. The two wizards had serious expressions on the faces.
“Hikari is also assigned to this area. I’m sure she’s here for those things as well!” the female one spoke. “We put a lot of effort into this and were finally assigned to the front line so that we can collect the materials and magic devices that were left in the mist area. The mist area is not as dangerous as before; it’s a perfect time to execute our plan. I hope she won’t interrupt us.”
“Don’t worry, I think that woman also wanted to collect resources in the red mist. I have a plan.” A gentle smile appeared on the male wizard’s face. “You never liked Hikari, right? We can set up an ambush when she enters the red mist. We can just take everything she collected from her.”
“That’s a simple but effective plan.” The female wizard nodded and agreed. “This is the frontline, it’s normal for wizards to die. We are from the same organization, but I always hated her.”
“Hikari is a strong wizard, to make sure that everything will go as we planned, I’ll use this!” The male wizard took out a half of a black ball from his pouch.
“Huh… Half a Thunder Ball… You’re really going hard on her,” the female wizard said in praise. She gritted her teeth and took out a silver-blue dagger from her pouch. “I spent two years on this Six Sound Dagger. With your Thunder Ball, we’ll be able to stop the woman from activating her ability!”
The woman rubbed the blade of the dagger and looked a bit sad.
“I almost had a fight with a wizard in my team; if my brother didn’t help me, I would already be dead.”
The two wizards showed their strongest items and started discussing the details of the plan.
Hikari hid in the bush and listened to the two wizards’ conversation. If Hikari had not had a keen sense, she would have been in trouble when she was ambushed.
The red powder she poured on the ladder could simulate her mentality wave, so the wizards thought that Hikari was still at the tower.
‘It’s great that I found out the truth… I need to go back to the tower so that they won’t get suspicious.’ Hikari started moving away from the wizards slowly.
She left the bush and it almost felt like that she was just a piece of rock on the road as she slowly moved back.
Suddenly, she stepped on a piece of small stone and made some light noise.
The two wizards heard the noise and looked at Hikari.
Cold sweat appeared on Hikari’s forehead as she stopped moving immediately. If she was detected by the two wizards, she would not be able to make it out alive. The two wizards had similar power level as Hikari and it was nearly impossible for her to win the fight against both at the same time.
The atmosphere got heavy.
The two wizards glanced at the area and the female one said, “Maybe it’s just squirrels or something, don’t worry.”
“Yeah, I heard they were still clearing the area.” The male wizard nodded.
“Alright, let’s follow our plan. Make sure you don’t alert Hikari,” he said in a light tone.
Hikari felt relieved and started moving again.
“Hikari?” Suddenly, a voice came from behind. “What are you doing here?” It was a familiar male voice.
Hikari stopped moving again.
The two wizards in the forest were surprised. They quickly turned around and put their hands into their pouches.
Hikari looked speechless, she stood up, turned her head around, and saw a man in a black robe.
“I followed your communication rune here. I didn’t know you were at the frontline. It has been a while.” The man took off his hood and revealed his pale face.
He then glanced at the two wizards. “What’re you doing here? Are you playing hide-and-seek?”
“Kill her!” the female wizard shouted and released some green mist. The mist was moving to Hikari and Angele quickly. With the help of the mist, she quickly pulled the dagger out and threw it at Hikari.
The male wizard released the black ball. Six shockwaves were released by the black ball; each had a different color. The noise sounded like it was made by six different musical instruments.
Strangely, with the help of the noise, the dagger from the female wizard started glowing. The light was getting more and more intense every second. The dagger quickly rotated in the air and flew at Hikari like lightning. Hikari quickly summoned an Earth Elemental.
It felt like that the air in the whole forest was pulled to the dagger and the scene around the dagger started twisting. It looked like that the area was surrounded by waves of water.
A strong pressure was applied on Hikari’s body and she could barely move.
The Earth Elemental Hikari just summoned broke into pieces and collapsed. The Earth Elemental could not even handle the pressure of the energy waves.
Hikari looked at the dagger and her eyes were filled with desperation.
“It’s great that you’re still alive. We haven’t talked in years… but I still remember the days we spent on the airship… Time really flies…”
The dagger was stopped by a large hand several meters away from Hikari.
Angele grabbed the dagger and continued to talk with Hikari. It seemed like the man was searching through his memories.
“Green…” Hikari’s pupils retracted, she felt surprised and jealous. The young wizard stopped the attack, which would be fatal to her, like a toy.
Hikari spent days trying to figure out what Khafra and Jesse were planning but she noticed that everything would be unnecessary if she had enough power.
Angele was slightly stronger than Hikari when they first met, but he was at a different level now. Hikari felt jealous, speechless, and a bit depressed deep in her mind.
Angele was not concerned, he kept talking. “The war was ridiculous. I knew you would fight for this world. I’ll leave the central continent soon and I don’t know when we will meet next time.”
He looked at the two wizards calmly; it seemed like they were surprised by Angele’s power.
“Are they your enemies? Do you want me to take them out for you?”
Hikari was still recovering from her shock. Angele thought that Hikari wanted him to help since she just remained silent.
Red light was released from his eyes; it felt like the light was infused with twisted power. It landed on the two wizards quickly.
It sounded like exploding watermelons.
The heads of the two wizards completely disappeared. They exploded, blood mixed with broken pieces of fleshes and splashed everywhere.
The two headless dead bodies kneeled on the ground, the enchanted items on their fingers also broke into pieces as the light faded away.
Hikari’s throat was dry and she could barely talk. She watched Angele kill two wizards like stepping on two ants.
A strange feeling was taking over her mind. She was terrified by the man that was standing behind her. She felt like that the man could easily kill her like he’d killed the two wizards. The man was at a completely different level.
It was the pure fear of an unknown being. Hikari felt like that she could be killed by the fear just by standing beside the man.
“Green…” she shouted out the name but she was not sure what else she should say.
Angele’s brow furrowed as he looked at Hikari. He realized that what he just did shocked her. Hikari was terrified by the power level difference—no one wanted to stay with someone that could eliminate them in the blink of an eye.
He was trying to weaken his mentality wave and energy waves. If the mentality wave touched Hikari by accident, Hikari might be killed just like the two wizards.