The Wizard World - Chapter 586
Chapter 586: Bone Tunnel (1)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
“If, I mean if, anyone can find this crystal orb, my purpose will be fulfilled…” The scene in the crystal orb shook slightly; it seemed like the crystal orb was turned to a different direction.
In front of the white tunnel, there was a red wooden door in the stone wall.
“Before entering this unknown door, I need to make a record. Although I don’t know when we can leave Bone Tunnel and enter the Lost Realm, I still want to make sure that we have a record.” The woman’s voice was deep and hoarse.
The woman moved closer to the wooden door and carefully observed the surface of the door.
There were many engravings on the door. The engravings were human mouths that varied in color: some were white, some were red, and some were black.
The mouths had different sizes and shapes. Some were screaming and some were crying.
“Alright, this is it. The door appeared from nowhere and we’re about to enter it.”
The scene in the crystal orb was blurred for a second and turned black.
Angele’s brow furrowed, he tapped on the orb but nothing happened.
Several seconds later, light returned to the orb but the scene was still blurry.
The woman started talking again, she was breathing heavily while trying to speak.
“Finally… We finally made it out… Is this thing on?”
“Yeah… It’s activated…” The young man’s voice appeared; he sounded a bit anxious. “Mom, what was that thing?”
“It’s a monster! Don’t worry, it’s just a monster, I’ll protect you…” The scene in the orb shook again but it was still blurry.
“The orb can’t record images anymore I guess. Alright, this is the 354th day since we entered the wooden door. My pet is trying to stop that thing behind the door but I don’t know how long my pet will survive. We’ve been running for days and I hope we can escape the tunnel before it catches up.”
“Calm down… Don’t worry! I’m here…” The woman was trying to calm the young man down.
The light disappeared from the orb again.
Several minutes later, the crystal orb glowed and he could hear the woman talking.
“That thing is still coming for us… It has been two years but it never gives up… I don’t know what I can do. We need to find the exit…”
The scene inside the orb suddenly got clear, Angele could see a woman with dirty clothes and hair. The woman was wearing a black outfit and it seemed like she had not showered for years.
“Don’t worry, boy. I’m with you…” The woman was holding her child in arms.
“Mother… It’s painful…”
Her child’s body was covered by a piece of black cloth and his face was pale. It seemed like he was sick or injured.
“Calm down… I’m with you… Don’t worry…” The woman started shaking her child. “You’re sick, you just need some rest…”
“Mother…” The child slowly fell asleep in the woman’s arms.
“No worries, I’m with you… No worries… I won’t let you die… I won’t!” The woman’s terrified expression reflected on the crystal orb.
Angele’s brow furrowed as he watched the scene quietly.
The scene was blurred for a couple seconds. The next time Angele could see things clearly, the orb was already on the ground.
The woman was holding the dead body of her child in arms. She was shaking the dead body slightly while singing a cradle song.
“Sleep baby… Sleep…” She was not facing the crystal orb and it seemed like she was chewing something. She sang as she walked into the shadow.
Angele moved closer and noticed that she was chewing slowly on her child’s arms. The dead body of her child barely had any flesh left on the bones.
The boy’s arms and legs had no flesh left on them. The mother even chewed some of the bones into pieces. The boy’s face was still in one piece; although he was dead, Angele could see the desperation in his wide opened eyes.
The scene quickly disappeared from the orb after and he could not hear anything else.
“What’s this? The tunnel turned them crazy?” Angele muttered as he checked the surroundings.
The areas in front of him and behind him were all dark. The fireball on his shoulder was the only source of light here.
He could only find white bones and random items on the ground. Some of the bones already turned into dust—it looked like snow that would never melt.
He put the crystal orb into his pouch and started advancing again. The bones under his leather boots made some light noises.
Angele left the ground and floated in the air. He decided to fly instead of walking.
Two months later…
A high-pitched noise suddenly appeared in the tunnel.
It was Angele—he was wearing the same brown leather armor, but its surface was covered with white dust. He slowly landed on the ground and looked at the area ahead.
“It has been two months… How long is this tunnel… I’ve been flying at full speed but I can’t even reach the end,” he muttered. “The biochip tells me when to eat and drink. It’s understandable that people would go crazy in an environment like this…”
The tunnel was still deadly silent, he was the only living being here.
Lowering his head, Angele started checking the items on the ground again.
There were shields, weapons, accessories, and clothes. He removed all the worthless items and the dust in the air almost turned into a mist.
Angele picked up a black belt with silver edges and pulled it slightly.
“The items here are better than the items I found earlier…”
He rubbed the belt carefully and it released a thin silver glow. The glow disappeared after the light was absorbed by Angele’s hands.
“A level 1 item…”
Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes—he quickly determined the level of the damaged magic device.
“The elemental power in the belt is impure, I’d never absorb it if it was not the only way to restore my energy here… Also, I need to consume a lot of food to support my bloodline ability but I don’t have much left. It’s a problem.”
He dropped the belt into the bones and the dust splashed in the air again.
Angele took out several pieces of meat jerky and a small purple potion from the mirror. He threw the meat jerky into his mouth and drank some potion from the tube.
He rested for several minutes and started flying again.
The tunnel ahead was dark, it felt like the tunnel was endless and he only had one route.
Two days passed in the blink of an eye.
Finally, something different appeared ahead.
It was a wooden door with white edges and the door was built into the wall on the left side of the tunnel.
Angele landed in front of the wooden door and narrowed his eyes. A thin layer of red energy barrier appeared around his body.
He grabbed the handle on the door and twisted it slightly.
The door opened and as a noise echoed in the tunnel.
The door was not fully opened, but the gap still revealed the red carpet on the ground.
Angele opened the wooden door and his body was immediately illuminated by white light.
Behind the door was a spacious hall with a red carpet on the floor.
There was music playing in the hall, it felt like the noise was from an old phonography. It was a woman singing in a voice that Angele could not understand at all. The voice was deep and strange.
The music sounded like a love song but Angele had no idea what the lyrics were.
Angele stood in front of the door and peeked through the gap.
On the other side of the hall was a large mirror. Angele’s body was reflected in it.
He was a young man with red hair in the mirror, wearing tight leather armor that was covered in white dust. The long red hair was tied up and there was a rusty silver crossguard sword hanging on his belt.
Angele glanced around the hall, the wooden door was the only entrance and exit of the hall.
The only thing he could hear was the song the woman was singing.
He walked into the hall slowly and rubbed the yellow wallpaper carefully.
The wallpaper was a bit rough; he quickly tapped on it.
It seemed like there was nothing behind the wall.
Angele took a step back and hit the wall hard with his fist.
The wall did not move an inch, the strike did not damage the wall at all.
“Huh?” Angele lowered his fist and formed a knife hand, and his body was surrounded by dark-red glow.
He hit the wall with his knife hand.
The fingertips landed on the wall but nothing happened.
Angele’s expression turned serious.
“Nothing happened even with the power of my true form…”
Suddenly, he found a moving shadow on the wall.
He quickly turned his head around and found walking clothes in the center of the hall. It felt like that there were invisible men and women wearing clothes. The clothes were dancing and moving around.
The clothes varied in color and style. Some were luxurious and some had lace on the edges.
The dancing clothes made different noises in the music.
Angele started moving backward carefully; he reached the door and was about to leave the area.
Suddenly, he found something that looked familiar.
A white dress.
The dress looked the same as the white dress worn by the woman in the painting.
He recognized the dress immediately.
The white dress was standing by the mirror quietly; the clothes beside the dress also looked familiar.
A white t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
“Xinrui’s outfit…” Blue light dots flashed in front of Angele’s eyes.
‘Zero, analyze the environment for me now!’
‘Analyzing… Visualizing the changes…’