The Wizard World - Chapter 576
Chapter 576: Situation (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
“I’ll leave now!” Heli picked up his damaged sword and started heading to the forest.
“I can go with you!” Fra stood up. She ran up to Heli and said, “You don’t know the area well and I know a place with a lot of yellow jade spiders! I’m familiar with the area and I can lead the way for you.”
There was a serious expression on her face.
Fra was moved by the relationship between Heli and his friends. It almost felt like that it was a scene in the novels she was reading. Fra was moved and excited at the same time.
Heli patted Fra’s shoulders.
“Thanks, I’ll ask Cynthia to buy you some delicious treats after he recovers. He’s rich.” Heli tried to tell a joke but no one was in the mood to appreciate it.
Fra and Heli rushed into the forest and disappeared into the bushes.
Angele crouched by Cynthia, taking out a purple needle from his pouch. The air around the needle looked a bit strange, it felt like the needle was releasing a force field.
“I don’t really want to waste my resources, but…” Angele muttered as he looked at the forest. “I’d never help you if you didn’t have the things I want…”
Shaking his head, Angele stabbed the needle into Cynthia’s heart.
The needle quickly disappeared and the white rune on his start was covered with a thin layer of dark shadow. The shadow surrounded the rune and the white light coming from the rune was weakened.
Angele felt relieved and was about to stand up.
Cynthia suddenly straightened his back and spat out some blood.
Angele was surprised, he quickly released a lot of black smoke and sent it into the wounds on Cynthia’s heart. The black smoke turned into black dots and appeared on his skin.
However, the black dots were removed by some unknown things inside his body quickly. Although there were a lot of black dots, they would not last for too long.
Angele’s expression turned serious. Raising his hand, he took out a golden potion from the mirror. He broke the glass tube without looking.
The golden liquid in the glass tube rotated in the air and sank into Cynthia’s heart. The liquid was quickly absorbed by his body.
The heart was still pumping and only a small part of the white rune was left; the light almost faded away.
Suddenly, Cynthia’s body trembled and he fell to the ground again. He released some dark light—it returned into his body before it could fully leave it. The process repeated for more than ten times and would happen once every minute. Cynthia’s skin turned from pale to gray and the process finally stopped when he almost turned into a zombie.
Angele felt relieved after seeing the result.
“The holy power is so strong. I used the blood essence of a banshee but it didn’t work… The church definitely has some strange power…” Angele was lucky that he made the decision quickly. He had to use a potion he crafted in Nightmare Realm. He combined more than ten ancient bloodlines with strong recovery abilities to craft this potion and only made two such potions. The potion was rare, it could even heal his refined true form when necessary.
Normal healing potions would not work on his refined true form due to the high resistance he had. Only potions with strong effects would be helpful; although Angele had many rare potions in the mirror, he still felt a bit sad that he had to use the potion.
“Finally, he should be fine for now.” Angele stood up and looked at the forest again. “The only thing we need to do now is wait. Also, I need to keep him alive.”
He put Cynthia down in the cart and started meditating with his eyes closed. Although the meditation would barely do anything for him, it could still help him recover his mentality. The natural mentality recovery speed was still slower than the meditation.
Angele was woken up from the meditation by Cynthia’s voice. He had no idea how long had passed.
The man’s lips were dry and he was asking for water.
The golden sunlight of the afternoon shined upon Cynthia’s pale face. His sight was blinded by the light so he slightly leaned his head to the side.
Angele checked Cynthia’s eyes and noticed that there were white dots in his blue pupils.
“You can’t drink water yet. It’ll be fine after Heli brings me the spinneret.” Angele lowered his hand and checked the surroundings. He made sure that no one else was in the area.
“There are two yellow jade spider nests around. I can detect the one that’s close to me but it seems like they went for the one on the other side and won’t be back today.” Shaking his head, Angele took out some dried fruits from a pouch and started chewing.
Angele looked at Cynthia and noticed that the man was staring at his food.
“Don’t even think about it. You can’t eat or drink. The thing on your heart was temporarily deactivated by me. If you eat or drink, the thing might be activated again,” Angele explained.
Cynthia pursed his lips and closed his eyes. He decided not to watch Angele eat.
After the dinner, Angele took out some herbs and materials to make some more potion.
Time passed and the night arrived. They finally heard footsteps from the forest.
“Andre! We’re back!” Fra’s voice echoed in the forest.
Angele walked to the river and looked at the forest.
Heli was supporting his body using his crossguard sword. It seemed like his left arm was broken. Fra was walking in the front, holding some yellow objects in hands.
They walked across the river and stopped in front of Angele.
Fra carefully handed the yellow objects to Angele.
“Those are the spinnerets, right? We found two!”
Angele looked at the two objects and said, “Sadly, they are just normal spinnerets from yellow spiders, not yellow jade spiders. Yellow jade spiders are queens of yellow spiders and you can only find one of them in a whole group of yellow spiders.”
The two were surprised by Angele’s words.
Angele sighed. “Sit down and have some rest. You can try to find the right thing tomorrow. I would’ve gone to their nests by myself if I hadn’t had to take care of this guy.”
Heli did not say anything, he just stood there quietly.
“I’ll go again now.” He finished the words, turned around, and headed to the forest. It seemed like he did not want to waste any time.
Fra watched Heli, she was not sure what she should say, so she just remained silent.
Angele was not concerned, he glanced at the shadow under the tree on the other side of the river. Someone was standing in the shadow; it looked like a woman. She disappeared after Angele glanced at her.
He turned around and tapped on Fra’s shoulder.
“Come and help me. I need to make some herbal medicine.”
Four days later, Heli returned to the camp with a small ball that looked like it was made of jade.
The yellow ball was the spinneret that Angele needed. It was easy to use; Angele extracted the spider silk from the spinneret and covered Cynthia in it. He only left a small opening so he could send medicine into the man’s mouth. Cynthia almost looked like a yellow rice cocoon. Two days later, Angele broke the cocoon and Cynthia was finally healed. However, he lost a lot of life energy and they could see the bones under his skin.
Angele’d extract five syringes of blood from Heli as a payment. He gave Heli one month to recover before extracting the blood. Heli and Cynthia pretty much joined the camp. Although Cynthia tried to offer Angele money, Angele did not seem interested.
Angele was holding a cup of fruit tea in hand and trying to cool the tea down by blowing air over it. Heli and Cynthia were also sitting in the cart.
“So, you’re going to leave?” He took a sip from the green fruit tea. The tea was made from apple, it was sweet and sour.
Heli and Cynthia nodded.
There was a bitter smile on Heli’s face.
“First, I don’t think the food here is enough for four people. Also, Cynthia said that he wanted to buy some new clothes. We’ve both recovered and already paid you, so I think it’s time for us to leave.”
Cynthia did not say anything, but he nodded.
Fra was reading a novel on the side; she heard those words and looked at Cynthia.
“I thought you were going to teach me more sword techniques…”
“I’ve told you all the basics I knew over the last two months. You already found a set of great sword techniques. I could barely understand those techniques so you have to learn them by yourself. Also, my dagger skills are much better than my sword skills,” Cynthia responded in a low voice.
Fra moved closer to him and they started a private conversation. Cynthia’s face still looked like a pretty woman; Fra sat so close to him that their legs were next to each other. Heli’s face blushed after seeing the scene for some reason.
Angele pursed his lips and glanced at Heli. During the month, Angele noticed that Cynthia shared similar characteristics as Timos—he had the body of a man but the mind of a woman. Also, he noticed something interesting when interacting with Cynthia.
It was a secret of Cynthia.
Angele sipped from the fruit tea again.
“What happened? Your face is red. Are you sick again?”
Heli’s body trembled slightly and he quickly drank some water. He tried his best to calm down.
“The water is hot and the weather is hot. I’m not sick. One more thing. Andre, do you have basic healing potions? Cynthia wants to buy some healing potions from you. If we’re hurt again, we can use the healing potions first before heading to your camp.” He stopped for a second and continued, “We already went to many doctors before we found you, no one could heal him. Some even made the situation worse. If we hadn’t reached you camp in time, he would have been…”
He did not finish, but the atmosphere got heavy.