The Wizard World - Chapter 591
Chapter 591: Halfway (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Angele decided not to get too close to the skeletons, so he went around and approached the door. He was holding the ball in one hand and the door handle in the other.
He hesitated before opening the door.
‘According to my last encounter, if there’s a monster in this room, the monster should be weaker than the two skeletons, but…’
The door was suddenly opened from the other side. It felt like someone inside the door opened it before Angele could do anything.
A strong force dragged Angele into the room immediately.
The room looked identical to the last room, the same red carpet and the paintings were positioned the same, however, the scenes inside the paintings were different.
A tall green mountain, a clear river, a yellow desert, and a dark night.
Also, there was a rotten body of an old woman sitting on a chair in the center of the room.
The rotten body was wearing a white dress and a hat with flowers on top. The hat covered her face and there were some blue flowers on her knees. The flowers looked so fresh that it almost felt like they were just picked.
Angele looked at the rotten body carefully and slowly stepped into the room.
“It has been a while since the last living being was here…” The rotten body suddenly raised her head, revealing her dried face. There were no eyeballs in her eyes and only dried muscles were left on the left half of her face.
The rotten woman noticed that Angele thought she was about to start a battle.
She scratched her face and tried to make it look like that she was smiling.
“Welcome, my guest.”
“Welcome?” Angele checked the surroundings carefully, he noticed that the woman was speaking in the Chaos language. “Finally, someone that knows how to communicate. I should be happy, but I’m just not in the mood. Lady, I still think you’re a threat to me.”
“You’re probably right, I’ll lose my mind after my heart bumps 500 times and kill you.” The woman smiled. “I’m still conscious right now, so yeah, you can talk to me for a while.”
“Can I ask you some questions?”
Angele thought for a while and started asking.
“What is Bone Tunnel? How do I leave the tunnel and enter the Lost Realm or another strong realm?” He went straight to the important questions. He had no interest in who the woman was.
“Bone Tunnel? So that’s what you call this area? It’s actually quite appropriate…” The woman stopped for a second and continued, “We call this place the intestine of the world; this is a dimension maze, which means this area is the origin of the realms. The intestine of the world is an abandoned maze of a strong realm.”
She leaned to the side and looked at the paintings.
“Can you see these paintings? Those paintings are entrances to other realms. If you can find the truth of the maze and walk out of it, you’ll then be able to enter the paintings.”
“What do you mean? How do I leave this maze?” Angele questioned in a deep tone.
“There’s no real answer to that. You might be able to enter the realms through the paintings, but I don’t know the truth of the maze. Also, if you do find a way to leave the maze, you might be able to enter the Chaos Realm.” The old woman chuckled, her voice was clean and crisp. “Didn’t you notice that the further you go, the stronger the skeletons are?”
“Well, I know about the bones but I still don’t think this is a maze…” Angele noticed that he was getting closer to the real answer.
The old woman looked at Angele’s face and said, “This is a dimension maze; if you can’t find the truth of the maze, you’ll be trapped in time, and you won’t be able to return to your start point. Also, this is a never-ending tunnel…
“Do you know that this is an area from 26 million years ago and you’ve reached your limit? If you proceed further, the creatures you encounter will be stronger and stronger. After you reach a certain point, you’ll become part of the world’s origin and part of the chaos.”
*BAM BAM BAM*
He suddenly heard heavy footsteps coming from outside.
A strong but invisible force appeared outside the door.
Angele’s body was impacted by the force and he started trembling. The owner of the force had the similar power level as an ancestor.
“Wait… This mentality wave…”
He recalled the moment he found the mentality wave of the giant, the strong being that decided not to retreat.
The two mentality waves were identical but the power level was totally different.
“An arrogant creature that wanted to conquer the maze… You’ve seen his skeleton a couple days ago, right?” The woman smiled again. “Young one, you are losing yourself.”
Angele could feel that his heart was racing, however, he was not tricked by the woman’s words, but carefully put his right hand on the white ring that he was wearing on his left hand.
“I probably overestimated my own power, also, about the 500 heart bumps you mentioned…”
Before Angele could finish his word, the woman’s body suddenly started trembling and the flowers on her knees quickly shrank. Several seconds later, the flowers turned into a couple of yellow seeds, which slowly disappeared.
Under the woman’s chair, a white ring started expanding slowly. The ring was pushing in all directions and the red carpet on the ground would disappear after contacting the ring. In the effective range of the ring, some blue and white flowers blossomed.
Several seconds later, half of the floor was covered by the flowers.
Angele just realized that the time had come. He looked at the white circle with a serious expression on his face. With a flick of his finger, he released some red light into the white circle.
The red light quickly disappeared into the sky.
His expression changed and he threw the Nest of Torus into the air.
The next started spinning in the air and quickly released countless black flies. The flies almost looked like a black fog and were all moving toward the old woman. They were not impacted by the white circle at all.
The black flies all had glowing red eyes and were charging toward the old woman like crazy.
Rays of red light flashed in the room and illuminated the old woman in the center.
All the red rays suddenly stopped in the air, they fell to the flowers and quickly disappeared.
Angele roared and his body expanded. He released black smoke through his eyes, nose, and ears. The black smoke disappeared several seconds later, revealing his dark-red armor.
He activated his refined true form, a large scorpion that looked like a monster. The scorpion had a dark-and-red body, it also had over ten pairs of legs.
However, the size of the scorpion was much smaller than before, it only had a height of two meters.
When he activated his refined true form, the Nest of Torus vibrated and released a lot of red flies. The red flies also charged at the old woman.
Angele raised his right claw; his power level was the same as a rank 8 wizard. He released some black smoke, which moved toward the old woman as well.
There were screaming white masks in the black smoke.
The scorpion claw hit the rotten body on the chair, but then the claw disappeared right away.
Angele groaned, his whole right arm disappeared into the air.
The white circle on the floor was slowed down.
‘Damn! I can’t even stop the aura; the power of that thing is on a whole different level! I need to leave now!’ He was having trouble handling the intense pain. He stepped back and used the left hand to twist the handle.
He pulled the handle out of the door but the door was still closely sealed.
Angele checked the center of the room—the old woman was still trembling and black bubbles appeared on her rotten body. New bubbles would pop up after the old ones exploded.
The white aura was moving closer and closer to him.
The black smoke released by Angele could not stop the aura at all. The nest in the air was also smoking, and it seemed like it could break at any time.
One of Angele’s feet had already touched the edge of the aura and his foot disappeared immediately. The blood spurting out of his wound was also swallowed by the aura.
He had to move closer to the wall. He could hear his heart racing; it felt like that his heart was about to jump out of his chest.
The life-threatening situation made his head extremely clear.
He activated the Ring of Fenrir, which was on the middle finger of his left hand.
A small diamond-shaped black crystal appeared on top of the ring, but it was just a shadow. At the same time, a diamond-shaped barrier also appeared around his body.
Angele felt a bit relieved.
“This ring can handle ten level 8 spells, and I think…”
The edge of the barrier contacted the aura when he was still muttering.
It sounded like meat being roasted. The aura was blocked by the barrier and stopped expanding.
The shadow of the purple diamond over Angele’s ring was fading away at a fast rate.
“The same power level as an ancestor…” Angele’s body was aching. He was still releasing dark smoke, which was being absorbed by the ring. For some reason, a smile appeared on his face.
He glanced at the rotten body for one last time, turned around, and started running.
Angele threw the ring away and jumped into one of the paintings.
The ring and the nest suddenly exploded. There were white masks screaming and dark fireballs in the explosion.
Angele turned his head around when he jumped into the painting—the rotten body was standing up from the chair and the length of its neck increased as the head was charging at Angele like a snake.
The dark fireballs and black smoke caught up to the old woman’s head, they swallowed everything.
Angele heard some noises coming from behind, it sounded like windows being cracked. His skin ached, it felt like someone was pulling his flesh and skin down his bones.
His sight blurred and he could not see anything. Again, he heard something screaming behind, it sounded like a mooing cow.
After the scream, something hit his back hard and his back numbed.
Angele could barely stay conscious, he turned his body into a crossguard sword using the rest of his mentality, but he had no idea what happened later.