Chapter 602 Disappointmen
It was very rare to see a family giving a beginner wizard larger than average portal bag like the Brown Family.
Maybe they had only given it to Anthony to make his exchange with the orcs go smoother. Anthony had become a wizard at such a young age not only because he was extremely gifted, but also because he had gained a large amount of Wizard resources through exchanges with the orcs.
“Don’t worry; I’m not tired!” Abel said, padding his portal bags.
There was no way he would give those larger than normal portal bags to other wizards of the same rank. They were his family’s bases. Those things were very hard to attain with magic gems or gold coins.
Even in Liante City’s Wizard Union, you could not exchange a portal bag with credit points.
K3308 felt a little sad as he rode his mount wolf. From the side, head commander Markham gazed at him helplessly.
Nothing too special happened the following day. Without a single interruption, they arrived at Zephyr Lake.
“We just get on top of that mountain, and we can see that Zephyr Lake!” Said Head Commander Bodley, pointing towards a nearby mountain peak.
Zephyr Lake was located in the center of a mountain peak. As Abel climbed towards the top, he saw a patch of dark blue water. You could tell just how deep the lake was from the color.
“Everyone, be careful. We have entered the domain of a Fiery Bear. We can run into it at any moment!” Head Commander Bodley lowered his voice as he held his magic knight sword and shield tightly in his hand. He was ready for the fiery bear to attack at any moment.
From what he knew of Abel’s scary fighting skills, Abel was an expert in sword techniques. Since he had never used combat qi and he had always attacked head commanders when they did not have a combat qi armor, Abel might not stand a chance against the attack of a fiery bear.
A fiery bear’s defense was extremely strong. Even a head commander under combat qi would have a hard time trying to penetrate it, let alone normal attacks.
“Joey, Basil, you guys go find the fiery bear!” The Head Commander ordered.
“Yes, leader!” The 2 elite warriors declared and began to search.
“Don’t you guys think it’s a little bit too quiet here?” Abel’s intuition told him there was basically no life here.
This was extremely weird. Even in a spiritual beast’s domain would be habitable to tiny creatures. Spiritual beasts would not attack tiny creatures, and since there wouldn’t be any medium sized carnivores living in a spiritual beast’s domain, tiny creatures could thrive.
However, not in this place. There weren’t even any insects or bugs, let alone tiny creatures. It was basically a ghost town.
Head Commander Bodley jumped down from his horse and gave the surroundings a detailed scan. In the end, he discovered some black powder behind the leaves of a bush.
He then gave it a little sniff and said in certainty, “This place is poisoned. The orcs’ beast countering potion!”
“Head Commander Bodley, what you are saying is there are orcs here?” K3308’s eyes began to sparkle. He was no longer afraid of orcs since he was with Abel. In fact, all he wanted was more battles with the orcs, so he could get even more rewards.
“I’m not sure. Maybe the orcs had only stayed here temporarily for a rest!” Head Commander Bodley shook his head a little. This place was quite empty. If there were orcs, they would have spotted them long ago.
“Do those orcs think they can go through our border like it’s nothing?” K3305 said furiously. They had already been attacked by orcs one time in this mission. If they ran into more orcs, this meant the orcs might have the ability to go through Mount Budapest.
“No need to look. The orcs are using sky sparrows, but I’m afraid it’s just the group that we ran in to just then!” Said Abel. He had already discovered a lot of markings after gazing around the place for a while.
There was a big indent on a patch of grass with the wizards of a sky sparrows’ body. There were some almost unnoticeable footprints of worgen, mount wolves, and bearman, nearby.
By this point, Abel realized his data analysis ability was extremely useful for investigations. In the past, he would need to use a lot of brainpower to notice these details, but now all he needed to do was give it a little scan, and a bunch of data would be presented to him.
This place was a gathering ground for the orcs, and their main transport was a sky sparrow.
This also explained why that entire team of 100 orcs could appear on the human side of Mount Budapest. With that extremely prestigious head wolf rider captain, there was no way they would risk their lives going through the peak of Mount Budapest on foot. The danger there was enough to wipe out a big chunk of their team.
Mount Budapest’s peak was the domain of intermediate and elite spiritual beasts. Even elite wizards could not come out of there easily, let alone head commander rank orcs.
Elite spiritual beasts were the same rank as elite wizards, but their strength was a little stronger. Therefore if you wanted to kill an elite spiritual beast, it was basically impossible without at least a few elite wizards.’
“Do beasts countering potions work on beginner rank spiritual beasts?” Abel asked, looking at Head Commander Bodley.
“No, but if a sky sparrow was here. Maybe the fiery bear was scared off!” Head Commander Bodley replied.
Abel could understand this. Beasts might feel a lot of pressure just by looking at the giant body of White Cloud. Even though a sky sparrow might not be a spiritual beast, their size was enough to scare off a lot of spiritual beasts.
“Then we are in trouble; where would a fiery bear go?” k3308 yelled from the side.
“If we can’t find one, then we will fail this mission!” k3305 sighed in disappointment. They couldn’t find a fiery bear, and it would waste a lot of time to search for another spiritual beast. Most men in this team did not have that much time to waste.
Both head commanders and wizards would need to rest for a long time before going on an outdoor adventure like this. Also, you could find a new war glory mission in Miracle City every day, so an extra day of adventure would garner only losses.
Abel had joined this mission because he wanted to return a favor for k3305. K3308 joined for fun, so Head Commander Markham had no choice but to join as well since he needed to protect k3308. Head Commander Bodley had joined because he had spent way too much war glory to exchange little skulls and bone made portal objects. Therefore, everyone had something they wanted to gain from this.
Still, no one would want to drag out time in any circumstance.
“Just wait for Joey!” Head Commander Bodley lowered his voice.
This was totally unexpected to everyone. Who would have guessed a fiery beast was scared off by orcs.
Joey and Basil returned after an hour.
“Leader, we’ve searched everywhere. There are no traces of the fiery bear!” Said Joey with a bow.
Afterward, k3305 said helplessly, “It’s all luck; seems like we just don’t have enough of it. Thanks for everyone coming anyway!”
No one on the spot knew how to comfort him. The best time to use a crystal core was when a Wizard’s inner pattern was fully fulfilled. Its effect would be a lot weaker if they used it later, and the chance of leveling up would dramatically decrease,
This was the conclusion drawn by countless generations of research. For a wizard, even a 1% increase in change was like a 100% chance to them.
Suddenly, Abel said gently, “If you guys trust me. I can try to help you find a fiery bear!” He too didn’t want to let this adventure go to waste.
“K3516, you have an idea?” K3305’s eyes began to sparkle. These past few days, Abel had shown how much of a miracle he was. K3305 wouldn’t be surprised if he made another miracle come true.
“I can only try. I’m quite good at tracking down things. As long as you can find the path where that fiery bear had left, I can track it down!” Although Abel sounded very humble, everyone on the spot knew Abel would not have said it if he was not fully confident.