Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 322
In a dark room, a man who had a face full of scars opened his eyes, the muscles on his face were twisted but solid. Looking at the dark sky outside, he stared for a long time before saying impassionately, “It’s finally over.”
“Dead?” Sitting in front of him was a man in black robes. His voice was magnetic, filled with curiosity.
“That’s right. I placed a necromantic eye nearby, and saw the whole fight. This result is pretty good; my theory is more or less a success. I just need to improve some things.”
“To be honest, your so-called first experiment isn’t satisfactory. Your intent isn’t the same as ours. If it’s just an undead of this level, I don’t think it’s worth anything.”
“Ah, relax. I said it was only the FIRST experiment!” the scarred man said.
“Don’t forget, this is very close to the colonist territories. We won’t accompany you if you’re planning on playing with fire! We still don’t have the ability to fight them!” the black-robed man said.
“It’s been so many years. I can’t believe you’re still so weak.”
“I will leave if you keep on with this pointless slander.”
“You really can’t take a joke. Just relax. I’ve long since completed my preparations. Ah, those people aren’t completely united. I don’t even need to do anything, and their internal struggles will win us enough time. Just trust me for the next step.”
“I hope that’s true.”
Xiao Lin and Lilith did not relax after exterminating the monster. Even if Xiao Lin had entered the meditative world to make sure there were no more points of suspicion, they still did not relax and investigated their surroundings before finally giving themselves a moment of peace.
Ibeiya returned as well, brushing aside any attempts to ask where she was. Xiao Lin and Lilith did not press her either, but Ibeiya said after that, “I forgot to tell you, I noticed a necromantic eye on the clock tower in the middle of town while you were fighting.”
Xiao Lin’s eyes widened. There were quite a few basic necromancy spells in the library, and part of it was the necromantic eye. To put it simply, it was like a modern-day camera. With it, the user could observe everything that was happening in town!
Who had used it?
The answer was clear. Xiao Lin and Lilith both muttered, “Asabanor.”
What was he looking at?
Xiao Lin did not feel like he had that much power, so he probably was just observing the monster. More accurately, Asabanor just needed something to test out his new toy, while Xiao Lin and Lilith happened to be the best choices.
“Asabanor? Do you mean the last high priest of the ancient Thunder Kingdom? Wasn’t he killed off by all of you ages ago. Is he still alive?” Ibeiya was suddenly interested, and asked curiously, but the two of them did not answer her.
The necromantic eye had quickly been noticed in the tower. It was a white eyeball, as big as a fist. It had been cultivated with a specialized necromancy spell, but did not have any other capabilities other than observation, so Xiao Lin quickly destroyed it with a flame bullet.
Just as Ibeiya had said, Wildfire Town had been completely surrounded by a grey mist, which was condensed death energy. Without any special protection, even the Bronze-ranked Lilith would be sent straight to the nearest resurrection tower. The countless bones surrounding the mists were the best proof.
The three of them thus decided to rest in the somewhat safe town for the night. Because they were worried that there might be undead or sneak attacks in the houses, they found a few blankets and bedsheets before setting up camp in the plaza. They were still worried, since destroying the necromantic eye was basically telling Asabanor they knew. No one knew if that old fart would turn up.
Food was also a problem since they did not dare touch anything contaminated by the dense death energies, save for Ibeiya. Even though she hated death energy, it was actually not that harmful to her. Looking at Ibeiya happily munching on a loaf of bread, Xiao Lin could only salivate while staring, but thankfully starving for a day or two was not a big deal.
“If the investigation team is at the resurrection towers nearby, then they should be here by tomorrow,” Lilith said it was not a problem.
The night was very boring. Being a normal man, Xiao Ling staying with two girls could be something filled with intrigue and excitement–something would already have happened if it was a romance movie. However, under the terrifying atmosphere, it was probably closer to a horror movie.
The density of the death energy was even higher than it was during the day, and a strange phenomenon happened in Wildfire Town. During the night, vague green flames could be seen floating in the air.
“This is like the ghost fires on Earth. It’s actually explainable. Death energy condensing to a certain degree would cause strange phenomena to happen, and those fires are one of them.”
Lilith had spent a lot of time looking into necromancy. After finishing that, she looked at Xiao Lin before raising her eyebrow. “Even though I somewhat trust you, I still need to remind you to behave yourself when you’re sleeping.”
As a precaution against sneak attacks, they naturally could not sleep apart, and obviously could not take their clothes off either. However, Xiao Lin cautiously looked at the black scythe in Lilith’s hand and his mouth twitched, not knowing what to say.
Who the hell slept holding a scythe?!
Xiao Lin said exasperatedly, “Relax, I’ll make sure to keep my distance. I’d be in trouble if you suddenly had a bad dream. Oh Lilith, I trust you don’t sleepwalk?”
Ibeiya did not have any problems at all. As a vampire she actually did not sleep for a few days. However, it was like Lilith had said to Xiao Lin in private, the girl might not be a pureblooded vampire, so she got sleepy at night as well.
Ibeiya slept close to Xiao Lin’s left side, and the reason was just as Xiao Lin had said. She was worried she would find herself missing body parts if she slept next to Lilith. Even if it would not kill her, the pain would still be felt.
The little girl told Xiao Lin some stories about Asabanor. The last high priest of the ancient Thunder Kingdom was quite famous on Planet Norma, so people still remembered him, even after a hundred years.