The Wizard World - Chapter 564
Chapter 564: Ambush (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Angele walked through the garden and knocked on the brown wooden door. The surface of the door was rough and cold.
The door opened. Vivian, who was wearing a white silk dress, checked the surroundings and asked Angele to enter the house.
Angele followed Vivian to the living room. He could hear the fire burning in the fireplace. The flames were dancing and brought warmth to the room.
He took off the black coat and hung it on the hanger.
He loosened the collar and spoke in a low voice, “Did you notice that?”
Vivian nodded and poured some flower tea into the cups on the table. The orange liquid in the cups was nice and warm.
“The church finally came… I wanted to spend the rest of my life here if I could…” She looked a bit depressed as she grabbed the wooden cup. The steam from the tea surrounded her face.
Angele put his hand on the back of Vivian’s hand.
“Mother, don’t worry, I’m sure you can still live a couple hundred years.” He stopped for a second and continued, “I’ll take care of the church. The life has been too peaceful for me and I need some exercise. We can still stay in this town if I can get rid of them.”
He grabbed Vivian’s hand and kissed her forehead. “Trust me…”
A gentle smile appeared on Vivian’s face.
“I know you’ll do anything for me but I don’t want to bother you too much. You’re still young, you should go out and explore the colorful world.”
The conversation paused here, they were both enjoying the family moment.
They suddenly heard some noises made by the metal, it seemed like some armored knights were passing by.
Angele stood up and walked to the window. He moved the dark curtain to the side and looked out of the window.
A team of knights in silver armors was moving slowly on the plated road. Their horses were also equipped with silver armors and were carrying long silver lances on their backs. The bright sunlight reflected on the sharp tips of the lances.
There were people looking at the armored knights on both sides of the street and the children were no longer running around. The knights were feared and respected by the residents.
The noise made by the hooves slowly faded away as the knights disappeared by the end of the street.
Angele moved the curtain back, turned around, and looked at Vivian.
“The loyal knights… The church has the right to order the knights, we both know they’re here for just one obvious reason…”
“We should leave.” Vivian stood up and her brow furrowed. “Our power is weakened on this land. I can’t even restore my energy particles by absorbing the energy particles in the air. Also, the energy particles in my body are disappearing slowly. If we kill them with our wizard power, the church will send more knights here. They are like bees who are looking for honey.”
“I don’t have to use my true power.” Angele smiled. “Just leave it to me, I’ll take care of it by tomorrow. Alright, let’s talk about something else. How are the elders doing? And how’s Fir?”
“I haven’t heard from First Elder and Second Elder for a while… Fir and the other wizards are traveling in different regions. They said that it would take two years for the letters to be delivered in the last letter I received.” Vivian took a sip from the cup and sighed.
“First Elder probably expected this when he decided to leave the central continent. The future of the Elemental Hand is in the hands of the wizards who decided not to leave the central continent.”
Angele already prepared the chessboard when they were talking. There were black dots and white circles on the chessboard.
“It’s still early, why don’t we play some chess?” He picked up a white pawn that looked like a horse.
In the center of the town, a large grass ground was surrounded by some white fences. The grass reflected the sunlight and looked like a large emerald.
In the center of the grass ground, there was a gray house with yellow walls. The paint on the walls was old and some of the white bricks under the paint were revealed.
On top of the house, there was a bronze cross; a girl in a leather skirt was lying on the red roof beside the cross.
The golden sunlight shined upon the girl’s body and was reflected off her clean skin. Without the birthmark on her forehead, the girl would be even more attractive.
The girl was Fra Loria, she was the one who visited Angele’s shop. The girl had her hands on the back of her head and she looked like a lazy cat that was enjoying the sunlight on top of the roof.
“How long do I have to wait?” She yawned.
“I thought the loyal knights and the church’s holy knights will be here but I’ve already waited here for so long…”
The sunlight was getting intense, Fra closed her eyes and had a nap. She suddenly heard some intense noise made by hooves below and quickly woke up. She turned around and slowly moved to the window of the attic.
After the noise, she heard metal objects hitting each other and some intense footsteps from inside the house.
“Alice, the food and the tea are prepared. The rooms and hot water are also ready. Do you want to…?” A high-pitched male voice appeared. It was Fra’s father, the Mayor of the town.
The knights jumped off the horses and quickly entered the house. There were more than one knights here as the footsteps were loud and intense.
“Don’t worry about it,” the knight named Alice responded in a cold tone. His voice was strange, it was hoarse but attractive, and no one would know if it was a man or woman just by his voice.
“Did you check all the residents here? Did you find the people I need?”
“I’m still working on it… Please give me some more time…”
It sounded like the Mayor was hit by a fist.
Fra’s heart was racing, she moved closer to the window and looked down.
In the spacious living room, her father, the Mayor of Town Loria, kneeled on the carpet, and there was saliva dripping down his chin. The Mayor covered his stomach with both hands and there was a tall man with gray hair standing in front of him.
The man was wearing a black eyepatch and his face was covered with scars. His right hand was on the handle of his hammer and he was staring at the Mayor.
Suddenly, the man noticed that there were two beautiful women looking at them with their mouth covered by hands—the two women were standing behind the railings on the second floor. They screamed after they noticed that the man was staring at them.
A hint of cruelty flashed in the man’s eyes.
“I didn’t expect to find such beautiful women in a small town like this… Gray, I think the Mayor is assisting the wizards! There might be female wizards in his place!”
He turned to the knight behind him and ordered, “Draw the circle and show the white flag!”
“Sir.” The young knight looked confused. “He’s the Mayor of a town that is owned by the country…”
“What are you afraid of? Do as what I said!” the man named Alice spoke in a deep tone.
Three of the knights in the team also looked at the two women, the female knight was just drawing a cross in front of her chest, it seemed like she was used to a situation like this.
“Master! You can’t do something like this! I’ll show you the results as soon as possible! I just need a bit more time!” Fear was written all over the Mayor’s face and he tried to stop Alice by grabbing his leg.
He was kicked in the stomach by Alice. The Mayor rolled twice on the floor as blood spurted out of his mouth.
“I… I didn’t assist any wizard!” The Mayor was begging the man, he did not care that there was blood all over his face. “Master, please, don’t do this!”
Alice stepped forward and drew his sword.
The crossguard sword went through the Mayor’s chest and the Mayor’s white outfit was soaked in the blood from the fresh wound.
People on the second floor screamed and they quickly locked the doors.
A terrifying grin appeared on Alice’s face.
“I want one of them, you can have the other. You know what you need to do after everything is done.”
He suddenly turned around and waved his hand.
A male servant behind the staircase fell to the floor. His head was hit by a silver dagger and he died before he could say anything.
The two knights sneered and left the room.
Fra covered her mouth on the roof, she watched her father die, and there were tears running down her cheeks. Her body was shaking and trembling.
Men were laughing and women were screaming in the house. Fra also heard something fell to the floor.
Fra knew that she would be in big trouble if she made any noise. This was probably the worst event she had ever witnessed and everything was done by the knights she admired. She was desperate and helpless.
There were several workers and a female guest in the house besides her father and her mother. It was her mother and the female guest who were screaming.
It was no doubt that she had no way to save her family.
The two women finally stopped screaming after a while but their throats were cut open right after. Fra could smell the blood although the window was closed.
“Mother…” she muttered and huddled herself up with her head above her knees.
The female knight searched the house and reported back, “Sir! We found a painting here, I think the Mayor’s son is not here.”
“Don’t worry, we can make his son a wanted man. The church’s force is arriving soon, we need to hurry!” Alice responded in a cold tone.