669 The Hidden Disaster
Every occupation in the Holy continent knew about this. The main thing that made a wizard different was not their knowledge or their scary spells; it was their ability to move in a flash of light.
This allowed a wizard to retreat or attack at will. Therefore you would be able to see the shadow of wizards even in the most dangerous place.
Another special thing about wizards was their lifespan. Their lifespan would shoot up dramatically once they reached an intermediate level. That was why the dwarfs and humans had accumulated so many intermediate wizards throughout the centuries.
These intermediate wizards were the core power of the dwarfs and humans. Not only in the Holy Continent but the Dark World as well.
Especially fighting inside a cave. The countless turns and corners could dramatically reduce the potential of a wizard if they could not move in a flash.
Without the ability to make long-distance attacks, Abel had to keep doing close body combat with those hell creatures in confined spaces. Therefore, he had to learn to move in a flash.
The reason why he could defeat these noticeably more powerful hell creatures in Gholein hell creatures was that he had powerful summons such as the spirit guardian knights. But once he entered the cave, he would no longer have as much advantage.
He only had one life, and he had gotten a lot more careful since his life was getting more and more exciting in the Holy Continent.
Since his goal was set, he had gotten more time to do other things in the Dark World. Like making iron balls for Johnson and practicing spells.
He would go into his intermediate mana gathering circle with 4 fresh blue crystal cores for meditation every night. These were the best training resources he had. This would only be in the dream of wizards in the Holy Continent.
Days passed by; Abel had gone over the rocky ground on his battle fort. Finally, he arrived at the orc utopia.
The first thing he saw was a large patch of farmland. For a moment, Abel almost thought he had returned to the human world.
The farmland had been neatly divided into acres, just like the way the humans did.
This large patch of farmland was covered in barley shining in gold. You could tell this was the wealthiest part of the orc empire just by looking at this.
Of course, Abel could still see some differences between this place and the human world. Although it was not as cold as mount Budapest, it was not hot either.
It was summer in the human world, but this place felt like the end of autumn with winter lurking around the corner.
Because of this temperature, most of the crops here were barley. There was one major downside to barley; it could not be used to make good bread.
All of the rough bread in Abel’s portal bag was made from barley, and they basically tasted like rocks.
Still, it was already one of the best foods in the orc empire.
Every acre of land battle fort 03 had passed through was filled with Barley. It seemed like no land had gone to waste.
Although this place under Abel looked quite lively, his analytical sight had told him that there was something wrong. “03, scan those crops!’ He commanded the 03 spirit.
“Yes, master. Scanning, please wait…”
After a minute, 03 gave out a result.
The original battle fort 03 spirit did not have any information in regards to growing crops, but it had gotten this ability after Abel had connected it with tower spirit Flora.
A stack of data about the orcs barley had been transferred into Abel’s mind. This life scenery in the orc empire could actually lead to great trouble.
“Master, comparing the data on this barley to the barley data in my inventory. The barley here is only one-fifth of the size of normal barley. According to my analysis, this was caused by climate change!” The 03 spirit gave out an extremely professional explanation.
Suddenly, an idea emerged in Abel’s head; the orc empire is in for a disaster!
Everything he saw along the way, including the lack of adult worgen and those hard working elder Tauren reflected one thing. The full-grown fighting power of the wolves and Tauren in the orc empire had vanished.
If the harvestable crops in the orc empire had really decreased by 4/5, then at least half of orcs would die, especially since they were already in a shortage of food.
What would the orc empire do? If they were going to die anyway, why not unleash an ultimate attack on the Miracle Wall. Could the Miracle Wall handle it? Did the human know that the orcs were going through a famine? Was the Miracle Wall prepared?
Questions began to emerge in Abel’s heart. But up to this point, he was sure of one thing; a massive battle would soon be unleashed outside of the Miracle Wall. He didn’t know when. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen before he gets back.
Only Abel would brush this off so easily. If it was another wizard, they would definitely go back to the Miracle City and report as soon as they knew about this.
Since the orc empire and the human world was separated by a natural barrier known as Mount Budapest, magic could not pass through. So, a normal message sent through magic would not even be able to reach that lifeless deserted ground filled with death qi outside of the Miracle Wall.
However, Abel was different. He and his steward Bartoli were soul chained. No matter how far away, he could connect with her.
“Bartoli, help me find teacher Morton; I need to tell him something very important!” Abel said through the soul chain.
The reason why he wanted to contact Wizard Morton was that Wizard Morton”s teacher, Elite Wizard Dunn, was one of the very few rank 18 wizards in the human world. He had quite a lot of authority, and he seemed to have some connection with the Miracle City, at least from what Abel saw.
Even the battle of orc mission Abel was on was organized by Wizard Dunn.
“Yes, Master!” Bartoli would never reject Abel’s command, so she quickly found Wizard Morton.
Bartoli unleashed her soul and directly transferred Abel’s voice to the sound circle through tower spirit Flora.
“Teacher, long time, so see. Is everything alright?” Abel’s voice emerged from the circle, just like he was talking to Wizard Morton face to face.
“Abel, aren’t you doing a mission in Miracle City?” Why did you contact me this way? Has something happened?” Wizard Morton was stunned by what he saw when he was called by Bartoli. He suddenly realized that Bartoli was actually Abel’s contracted summon.
Wizard Morton knew Abel quite well, and he knew Abel would never expose something like this unless something major happened.
Having a contracted summon contact you like this was an insult to wizards, if not an insult to the entire human race. Both wizards and humans knew according to principles; humans should not be contacted through a contracted summon.
But of course, Wizard Morton would not give Abel a hard time due to how close they were and how mysterious this intermediate Wizard Bartoli was.
The words of Wizard Morton transferred through the soul chain of Bartoli into the brain of Abel in the far away orc utopia.
“Teacher, I’m in the orc utopia!” Abel’s voice emerged from the circle again, and wizard Morton’s heart immediately dropped.
“Abel, where are you?” Wizard Morton yelled desperately.