The Wizard World - Chapter 548
Chapter 548: New World (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
“It might be the giants from the tales,” the Second Elder spoke in a low voice. “They are probably related to the tea pots and vases we saw earlier.”
“You might be right but this scale is too large even for the giants…” The First Elder looked surprised as he stared at the scale.
“There’s another one there!” one of the wizards shouted.
They looked in the direction that the voice came from and found another humongous gray scale on the far left.
Angele glanced around but the only thing he could see was the green grass. There were no strangers around.
He applied some force to his feet and flew into the air.
Angele flew for a while and started observing the area. He noticed that the grass on the ground was slowly turning yellow.
The color turned from light green to dark green and from dark green to bright yellow. It seemed like the color of the grass was changing under the sunlight.
The color was shifting back and forth between green and bright yellow.
Angele’s brow furrowed as he started landing.
“Calm down, everyone. I think something is a bit off,” he shouted and tried to calm the crowd down.
The crowd slowly stopped talking and they all looked at Angele. “Master Green, did you find anything?” Mike stepped forward, it seemed like the wizards considered him as the representative.
Angele shook his head. “I didn’t find anything, but I think something is missing in the air…”
The First Elder walked to Angele and nodded. “We noticed that too. Vivian and Second Elder checked the situation. They had a similar conclusion. This is probably not our destination. Although the radiation energy is weak here, the energy movements are unpredictable. It means that only a few creatures will be able to live here. This is not an ideal environment for human beings.”
Angele nodded. “I agree with what First Elder just said. This is not the destination. Turn your heads around and observe carefully.”
They all turned their heads around and started observing.
All they could see was a land that was covered with green grass, there was no trace of the tornado. It was almost like that the tornado was never there.
Mike had a strange expression on the face. “The tornado is gone… Will we be able to go back to the central continent in the future?”
They looked at Angele as they heard Mike’s words. Angele was the one that brought them to this area and they assumed that Angele knew the answer.
“I don’t know.” Angele shook his head. “I think the scales are the answer to the secret. We should check them out.”
“I agree.” The First Elder nodded.
“The color of the grass is changing,” one of the wizards shouted.
“The grass was green but it’s golden now…” Vivian crouched and pulled some grass.
The grass turned into gray dust in the wind right after it was pulled off the ground.
“It doesn’t matter. Let’s head to the scales,” Angele spoke in a deep tone. “Get on the carriages, everyone.”
They returned to the carriages and the bulls started heading to the scale that the closest to the caravan.
The bulls were extremely high in Stamina, they just needed to be fed once every couple of months. The bulls were perfect for long travels and relatively fast when compared to normal creatures. They could run as fast as a human knight.
The sky was blue and the golden sunlight shined upon the top of the mountain. The green grass glowed under the sunlight.
On top of the hill, there was an enormous scale that was over 3000 meters tall. The scale was black and it looked like that the scale was made of pieces of rocks. Its surface was covered with tiny cracks and green moss. It seemed like the scale had been standing here for years.
The two dishes hanging on both sides of the scale were balanced, they were not leaning at all.
A white shadow passed through the blue sky, it was a bird with no head making some strange noises. The bird slowly landed on the left dish and started drinking water from it.
The caravan slowly stopped by the scale; the bulls were still mooing.
The carriages were all painted in black and were barely noticeable by the scale. They looked like tiny black dots when compared to it.
A ball of red light was released from the first carriage and the light ball was flying up.
The light ball had the shape of an egg and was translucent. There were red flames burning inside the ball; it slowly landed on the edge of the left dish and turned into a human being.
It was a man in a black robe who had long red hair. The man’s skin was pale and there was a confident expression on his face. It was Angele, who decided to check the situation alone.
Angele stood on the edge of the dish and looked at the water. The dish had a diameter of over 300 meters and it almost looked like a lake. The golden sunlight was reflected in the shimmering water and the wind was blowing gently.
There were several white birds with no head standing on the edge of the dish, drinking water using their necks.
Angele heard the noise coming from the other side and quickly checked the source of the noise. A ball of white fog landed on the other dish, it was the Second Elder.
Angele quickly activated the communication rune; he could hear the Second Elder’s voice echoing in his ears.
“Green, did you find anything?”
Angele shook his head and responded, “No, the only thing I can see here is some water. What about you?”
The Second Elder replied in a strange tone, “Well, I found a huge pattern here. I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ll show it to you.”
An egg-shaped white light screen appeared in front of Angele’s body after the Second Elder finished his words. A strange red pattern was displayed on the light screen.
The pattern looked like a circle with two triangles on its top. Inside the circle, there were countless runes that weren’t following any particular order. There were strings, triangles, squares, insects, creatures, and human beings. Some of the runes were simple but most of them were complicated.
Angele narrowed his eyes and observed the pattern carefully. He felt like that he had seen it somewhere.
Vivian’s voice came from the light screen. “I have no idea what this pattern is. The runes inside circle don’t make any sense…”
The First Elder also joined the conversation. “I think those are just random runes that have no actual meaning. I’ll show them to the other wizards. Wait a bit.”
Some wizards failed to reach higher ranks but they might know more. The wizards who explored different areas of the world usually knew more about information like this so they just started waiting for the First Elder’s response.
Angele could hear other people talking through the light screen.
He started thinking as his brow furrowed. Some blue light flashed in front of his eyes and it seemed like the biochip reminded him of something.
“I’ve seen a similar pattern in some random books. The pattern has no actual meaning, however, it’s used for explaining and sharing certain information.”
“Huh?” The First Elder was a bit surprised, he did not expect Angele to know the things that they had never seen.
“What is the pattern trying to explain then? Maybe it’s related to the scale?”
“That’s possible.” Angele nodded.
Vivian agreed, “Yeah, those runes are not releasing any energy waves, that might be the only explanation.”
“Who’s there?!” someone suddenly shouted below, it seemed like they found something.
Angele and the Second Elder jumped off the dishes immediately. They were dropping at full speed but they landed on the ground without any problem.
Mike and two male black robes surrounded a strange human-shaped creature in the center. They were standing on the empty ground by the carriages.
The wizards already prepared their magic devices, the magic devices were glowing. It seemed like they could be activated at any time.
The crowd led by the First Elder gathered around them. Angele and the Second Elder also approached them.
They had a clear view of the person that was surrounded by the wizards.
The man was strange. He was wearing a gray linen outfit, and his head was a large magnifier, its glass slightly curved.
The man looked just like a normal male human besides the magnifier head.
“Don’t kill me! Please!” The mentality waves the man released were sending the message to the wizards around.
The man shook his head and the wizards’ faces reflected on the magnifier.
The First Elder moved closer to the man and asked the wizards not to cast the spells.
“Who’re you? Are you a resident of this area?” he questioned using the mentality wave.
Using mentality waves to trade messages was a basic technique, however, only simple messages could be delivered through the mentality wave. The technique was still used by some old races with strong mentality.
The man calmed down after he received the First Elder’s message. “I’m a magnifier man… the ritual… is not my fault…”
He pointed at the First Elder and then pointed at the scale behind him.
“A ritual?” Vivian noticed that the man said that word when he was pointing at the scale. “Do you mean that the scale is used for a ritual?”
However, it seemed like the man did not understand the sentence.
Vivian repeated the sentence using mentality waves but the man just pointed at the scale.
“Exchange… Ritual… You…!” he suddenly shouted and the wizards were a bit surprised.
“Disappeared?” Vivian and the First Elder exchanged eye contact. “Maybe the scale has the ability to start a certain ritual. The things in the circle refer to the things that can be sacrificed and that’s why there are many things in it. I think that the scale can be activated using a sacrificial ritual and it will teleport us somewhere else.”
“I think you’re right.” Angele suddenly opened his mouth; his eyes were covered by red glow. He checked the magnifier man’s memory and acquired random pieces of information. The portal could only be activated through the ritual.
“Let’s give it a try.”
“Sure, let me try the portal.” Vivian flew to the left dish right away.
“What should we use as the offering then?” Fthe irst Elder wondered.
“I have a magical heart here.” Angele took out a gray heart from the mirror; the heart was still pumping.