The Wizard World - Chapter 565
Chapter 565: Ambush (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
The royal knights finally arrived, they searched the house and took away all the valuables. It took them less than 30 minutes to finish the job.
They packed up the valuables and put them on the horses. The loyal knights left the area quickly.
Fra waited for a while and slowly climbed down a rope by the edge of the roof. She sneaked into the house and rushed out of it several minutes later. There were tears on her face and blood on her outfit.
There were several old books and a damaged crossguard sword in her arms. Those were the treasures she collected over the years.
There was a white circle around the house; she also saw a white flag waving on the grassy ground.
Fra tried her best not to cry out loud. She looked around with a confused look on her face; she had no idea what she should do.
Angele won two games in a row; Vivian was upset about it. She finally let Angele leave after Angele lost two games to her intentionally.
He walked down the street and headed to his shop. The people on the street were all chatting with fear on their faces.
Angele heard words like “church”, “white flag”, and “knights”.
“Hey, Andre!” a man with a hoe in the hand greeted Angele. “Do you know that the knights went to the Mayor’s house?”
“Hey, Misho. What did he do?” Angele was a bit surprised.
“I heard that they were assisting wizards. I already saw the white circle and the white flag around his house”—Misho lowered his voice—”the white circle and the flag mean that the Mayor is considered as a traitor, his whole family will be wiped out!”
“You heard it too?” a young girl that was just passing by interrupted.
“I heard that the white flag appeared at noon. I think they were already executed.”
“That’s sad… Loria was a good mayor. I didn’t expect him to be with the wizards, maybe they were the ones who built the house on the hill…” Misho made his voice even lower.
“Also, the people who got lost over the years were probably captured by the wizards. The wizards can turn them into frogs and insects!” A middle-aged woman also joined the conversation.
They walked as they chatted. The Mayor treated the local people well but he was then turned into an evil being that helped the wizards.
Angele sighed as he listened to the conversation; he thought of Fra right away—they just met in the morning.
He knew what the royal knights and holy knights were up to. The wizards already told him what they learned by letters, the people with power were just trying to maximize their profit by conducting the wizard hunt.
“No one has found Tom yet, the kid is now wanted. You can get 20 gold coins if you can capture him alive… That’s about 2000 silver coins… I don’t know why they are going so hard on a child…” Misho shook his head.
“If the Loria Family is helping the wizards, the kid must be evil too, he must know that his father was dealing with the wizards,” the middle-aged woman interrupted. “That’s a lot of money you know, 20 gold coins will keep my family fed for over 30 years…”
Angele was not interested in the conversation, he turned left and entered a quiet alley when they were still talking.
There were two garbage bins in the alley and the fermented fruits around the bins made the air stink.
He heard footsteps as he started heading to his shop again.
*Ka-ta Ka-ta Ka-ta*
Angele turned his head around and saw a team of guards patrolling the area. The guards were all drunk heads that barely worked before the knights came. They were all going after the Mayor’s girl.
“You’ll get 10 gold coins if you can tell us where Tom is!” the guards shouted as they ran.
The sentence was repeated numerous times and finally stopped after the guards moved to the next area. Angele started walking again, he suddenly stopped when he passed the two garbage bins. He opened the garbage bin on his left quickly.
There was a young girl inside, the girl had a pair of clear blue eyes on her dirty face. She was staring at Angele in fear and there was an egg-shaped birthmark on his forehead.
Angele looked at the girl’s eyes, they were filled up with desperation, fear, and pain.
“Tom?” He opened his mouth. “No, I mean, Fra, right? You were in my shop this morning.”
Fra heard the familiar and gentle voice, she could no longer hold it and the tears started running down her cheeks again. The tears left two lines on her face due to the dirt.
Angele did not know how he could make Fra feel better.
He patted Fra’s head and removed a piece of garbage from her hair.
“You can go with me if you have nowhere else to go.”
Fra moved out of the garbage bin carefully and stood in front of Angele. Her body stank and the flies were flying around her.
“Let’s go, you’re now a worker in my shop and your name is Fra. I assume only your parents and I know this name.” Angele looked at Fra and Fra nodded.
He did not care that she was in a garbage bin, Angele quickly took off his coat and gave it to Fra.
“You were from a different town, right? I think you’ll need this since this area is cold.” Angele covered the girl’s body with the coat, he grabbed her hand and they walked to the other side of the alley.
The church and the knights were going after Angele but the Mayor’s family was caught in the middle of it. Angele was a selfish wizard but he still decided to take care of Fra.
Angele watched Fra grew up and liked the girl. Fra was one of the few customers that would actually buy his items.
They returned to Angele’s shop without being noticed.
Angele asked her to take a shower in the backyard before the night fell.
The energy wave from the center of the town was getting stronger and stronger. It was strengthened after the black robes from the church entered the town.
Angele was not worried that they could find him and Vivian. They were high-rank wizards and they could easily hide their energy waves.
What he needed to do was to eliminate all those who disturbed his peaceful life this night.
The silver blade sparked on the whetstone.
Angele sat in the backyard with a silver crossguard sword in his hand. He was slowly sharpening the blade using a rectangular whetstone.
He lifted the crossguard sword after sharpening it for a while and put it into a bucket of clean water.
Angele washed the blade and carefully returned the sword into the sheath on his belt.
He stood up and looked at Fra, who was sleeping in the room. Angele released some dark-red light using his finger. The light quickly entered Fra’s nose.
It helped the girl sleep better.
“I shall teach those bastards some manners…” Angele put his hand on the handle of his sword.
“It has been a while since the last time I showed my sword skills.” He decided to handle them using the sword skill set he perfected.
Angele disappeared into the darkness.
Angele’s house on the hill.
The old house was almost shaking in the chilling wind.
It was dark inside the house and the walls of the house were covered with green vines.
Two groups of people walked out of the forest. The people in the front were wearing black robes and black cloaks. The other group of people was knights that were fully equipped.
The leader of the black robes looked at the wooden house.
“That’s the ghost house you talked about?” There was a serious expression on his face.
“Yeah,” a black robe behind the leader responded.
The leader looked at the knights.
“Alice, surround the house. You’re the leader of the royal knights and you’re a holy knight. You have the right to give orders.”
“As you wish.” Alice nodded.
“Are you going to enter the house? I don’t think it’s necessary. We can just burn the house down and the thing inside will come out.”
“Good idea. Let’s do it.”
The black robes and the knights separated. They quickly surrounded the small house.
The leader of the black robe grabbed a torch and waved it around.
The flame quickly lighted the wooden house up.
“The God is watching us…” The leader prayed and threw the torch to the house.
In the forest on the hill, Angele was running to his house at full speed, he was wearing a tight leather suit.
He walked around the town but did not find any enemy. He then realized that they were heading to his house so he quickly rushed to the hill.
Suddenly, he stopped as he saw the bright light from the flames on the hill.
“They already arrived…”
He drew the crossguard sword slowly and drew a cross in the air.
He stabbed the crossguard sword into the ground like lightning.
The land started vibrating and it felt like that the whole hill was shaking.
A large black fissure was created by the sword and quickly moved to the people who were around the house. The black fissure looked like a humongous snake.
The land under Angele’s feet cracked, he jumped into the air and turned into a black string, charging to the leader of the black robes.
The leader turned around as the orange light from the flames illuminated his wrinkled face.