Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 418: Volcano on the Island
Atlantis’s remnants birthed a lot of legends, such as some ancient buildings being discovered in the bottom of the ocean. It had been talked about by many throughout the years, and it was hard to distinguish fact from fiction.
As a very ancient civilization that was once fairly prosperous, even if they encountered an unthinkable disaster and were suddenly destroyed, they would still leave some traces even after thousands of years. Thus, it was quite understandable that there would be remnants left on Earth; they just had not been discovered yet.
Xiao Lin and Gu Xiaoyue exchanged a look; they had heard about Atlantis before this, and now they were standing in front of this grand piece of history. It was possible that they would be the first people in the entire world that would step into the remnants of the ancient civilization.
Thinking about that, Xiao Lin felt a sense of excitement despite his concern.
“If the other academies notice the remnants first, do we need to go there?” Gu Xiaoyue was serious, and continued to think about the problems they could face.
Silverlight’s tone was quite firm. “I don’t know how your people found the remnant, but I can be sure that they won’t be able to go in even if they found it. They had probably only noticed the approximate location, because… Basically, the Priest’s Shrine is not something anyone can go into.”
“That explanation is not very convincing.”
“You don’t believe me?”
The two women stared at each other, and Xiao Lin wiped away the cold sweat on his forehead as he hastily ran between them, stopping their argument as he asked, “Silverlight, how are we going to enter the remnant? If Atlantis’s remnants are all in the bottom of the ocean, are we actually going to dive underwater?”
“Yes.” Silverlight nodded.
“Yes?” Xiao Lin’s eyes widened. If it were not Silverlight, he would probably have thought that he was being pranked. Diving into the ocean in search of a past relic was quite a joke.
Gu Xiaoyue rolled her eyes at Xiao Lin. She seemed to have understood Silverlight. “Are you planning on using some spell to shield us from the waters?”
“No, it’s hard for me to explain it quickly in my current state, but I don’t have that sort of power right now.” Silverlight looked at their puzzled expressions and decided to ignore the explanation, turning around to leave as she said, “Whatever, just come with me. I’ll bring the two of you there, but I hope it’s still in the same place.”
Looking at Silverlight floating in front of them, coupled with the dark sky, Xiao Lin felt like the atmosphere was very weird. In truth, Silverlight could turn into her solid form, but in her own words, it would use up her already diminishing spiritual strength, so it was only to be used when she had no other choice, which was why she chose to float around.
The three of them started to walk deeper into the island, which also allowed them to avoid the Judge Academy members on the beach. As they left, they seemed to hear more people nearby, who were probably from the other academies. However, they all had their sights on the beach, which allowed Xiao Lin to sneak away easily.
Xiao Lin did not know where Silverlight was taking them, and even Silverlight said she did not know when she was asked, which caused him to be speechless. After walking for over an hour, he just decided to treat it as a sightseeing trip, even if the island was currently a mess.
After walking for a good while, Silverlight stopped, her face looking like she was hesitant about something. In the end she sighed miserably, muttering, “It looks like I’ll need to waste some energy. I can’t believe it’s already impossible to pick up the trail!”
After saying that, Silverlight’s half-transparent body started to solidify. It was her changing from the spiritual form to her solid form. Xiao Lin had sneakily researched it before; it was not something that any spirit could do, which was enough to show how special Silverlight was.
After solidifying, Silverlight’s white, tiny bare feet landed on the ground. After that, she closed her eyes, quietly standing there with her head half-raised.
Xiao Lin and Gu Xiaoyue did not disturb her because they both felt the rising energy that was frantically gathering toward Silverlight’s body. Even though this was not Planet Norma, natural energy was something every planet had since it was the foundation of life
After about five minutes, Silverlight suddenly reopened her eyes, suddenly releasing a white light that hurt to look at. Xiao Lin shut his eyes, and when he opened them again, seeing how Silverlight looked filled him with curiosity and shock.
That third eye on Silverlight’s forehead had actually opened. Silverlight had once accidentally told Xiao Lin that some Atlanteans had a third eye, and Lilith had once said before that legends had been seen on Earth a long time ago about an ancient race that had three eyes; it was just that the legend had never been proven.
Silverlight’s third eye was very strange. It had no pupil and was completely white. It was quite horrifying to look at, feeling like something out of a horror movie, but thanks to Silverlight’s peerless face, it instead had a strange beauty to it.
Silverlight’s voice turned even more apathetic, and she walked ahead in large strides after speaking. Xiao Lin was worried that she would find it inconvenient to walk with her bare feet, but he quickly squashed the thought.
Silverlight was faster than expected; it was no exaggeration to say that her strides seemed like she was flying. Xiao Lin and Gu Xiaoyue started out only quickening their pace to follow, but Xiao Lin had quickly been forced to use Phantom Steps to barely keep up. Gu Xiaoyue was in worse straits; she had nothing outstanding other than her Intelligence, so she could only allow Xiao Lin to pull her hand along. She had no way to escape it this time.
After another hour, Silverlight started to slow down. They had long since gone past an empty little town. In front of them was a scorched black rock that had white vapor billowing from it. Xiao Lin once again jumped; the geographic knowledge that he had learned in university was once again useful.
In front of them was a volcano called Kilauea; it was on the south-eastern side of Hawaii. That was one of the world’s largest and most impressive volcanoes, and most importantly, it was one of the few active volcanoes on Earth. Ever since the 80’s, its eruptions had not stopped for decades.
Looking at the situation, it seemed like Silverlight was bringing them to the mouth of the volcano!