Versatile Mage - Chapter 404: Pure Hear
Mr. Lu speedily produced the cure for the plague using the Red Falcon Herbs and distributed it among the infected. Those who were not in severe condition recovered in no time. It would take the others a few days of rest before they were allowed to reunite with their families.
The quarantine zone was filled with tears of joy. The people were extremely worn out from the torture of the plague and the invasion of the demon beasts. They had learned that they should treat life as more precious from the experience.
Little did they know, the main reason they were able to survive from the plague and the invasion was a youngster and a crossbreed Heavenly Eagle.
The heroic Heavenly Eagle was buried in some corner of the land. Similar to the Black Totem Snake who had protected the city secretly for many years, it was also considered the guardian of the city. Regardless of how petty its lineage and strength were, its contribution would be acknowledged by the people for many years.
As for the youngster that the Heavenly Eagle had carried back to West Fortress, he was still in a deep sleep even after everyone had recovered from the plague.
He was only an empty shell without a soul. However, when everything returned to normal, he was given the highest respect by the soldiers of the entire fortress.
Similar to the Heavenly Eagle, he was so weak that he did not even possess a military rank, yet he was willing to sacrifice all he had to save the city.
When the soldiers saw the cold body of the youngster lying on the stand, they clearly realized that respect was not earned by powerful status or high age, nor was it earned by having an outstanding strength. What mattered the most was the pure, innocent heart!
Something that looked extremely terrifying turned out to be the guardian of the city, yet a Magician who seemed rather friendly and gentle turned out to be the cause of the disaster!
The people had many things to learn, reflect on and remember from this incident.
Their only hope was that Hangzhou City would not experience the same tragedy again. On top of that, they also wished they were more people like Wang Xiaojun, who was willing to stand forward and face the terrifying army of White Magic Falcons despite his young age. He did not have a military rank, but he was not scared of the authorities when he clearly knew the right thing to do.
A formidable enemy was not enough to bring doom upon mankind, but the corruption of one’s heart was. It would spread widely among the people and bring destruction upon humanity.
“Is there really no way to save him?” Lingling asked as she leaned against the ice bed which was preserving the body. Her eyes flickered with a hint of frustration.
Mr. Lu stroked his mustache with a helpless expression. He shook his head and uttered a sigh, “Some said that the highest Magic of the Healing Element has the ability to revive someone. I myself have yet to achieve such a height, but I believe someone in this world has done so. The problem is, it will only work when his soul is fully preserved. In his situation, his body is in perfect condition, yet half of his soul was taken away. Only one place in this world can save him.”
Lingling blurted out, “Where is it? Tell me!”
Mr. Lu hesitated for a moment, before replying, “The Parthenon Temple.”
A thought crossed Mo Fan’s mind. The Parthenon Temple?
It was the second time he had heard the name. It sounded like a sacred place in a different country. He recalled that Tangyue had mentioned the same name when he asked her how he could possibly save Xu Zhaoting’s life in the past.
What kind of place was it? The highest temple for the Healing Element?
If the Healers there could possibly wake Wang Xiaojun up, couldn’t the government of Hangzhou City ask them a favor to save the kid’s life?
“Shouldn’t we send him to the Parthenon Temple, if we know there’s a chance he could be saved?” asked Lingling.
Mr. Lu waved his hand and spoke, “I don’t know about the details, but I’m sure that it won’t make any difference, even if we brought Wang Xiaojun there. They do have the ability to resurrect one’s soul, but they are very strict about it, and they don’t welcome visitors. Even the President of our country’s Magic Association wouldn’t convince them to save the kid, let alone the city’s government.”
“So there’s no way we can help him?” said Mo Fan.
“We’ll leave him in sleep for now. Maybe a miracle will happen. His soul might recover slowly. No matter how slim the chance is, we’ll take care of him,” said Mr. Lu.
Su Causeway had a totally different look. Except for the path that was filled with fallen leaves, the place was crowded with visitors. Many people had visited West Lake after the incident, hoping they could see the Black Totem Snake in person.
The Black Totem Snake had suddenly become a tourist attraction, gathering a huge number of tourists here. They completely forgot that the city had just gone through a red alert crisis.
Unfortunately, the Black Totem Snake never showed himself after the battle. The visitors only found themselves staring at the lake’s water.
The news about the Black Totem Snake spread wildly. The people now knew that Hangzhou City had a guardian, explaining why a city that had existed for such a long time had suffered the lowest number of invasions.
When everything returned to normal, there were elderly taking a walk on Su Causeway, couples having dates on the benches and families visiting the city enjoying themselves beside the lake. As the fear that loomed over the city totally disappeared, the city regained its peace… It was all up to the residents to not take the peaceful time for granted.
“Here, this is for you,” Tangyue softly swiped her hair, giving Mo Fan a stunning smile.
Mo Fan received Tangyue’s gift with a confused look. He slowly opened up the wrapping.
“What is this? It’s hard and black?” said Mo Fan.
“It’s what you asked for,” said Tangyue sternly.
Mo Fan could not help but mumble in his heart, What I want is you, why are you giving me instead?
“It’s the Black Totem Snake’s scales. You can use it to forge a set of armor!” said Tangyue.
“Oh, right, just these much? I was planning to forge a few sets of them,” said Mo Fan, who was checking out the scales, which only seemed to be enough for a single set of armor.
“They aren’t scales you can just find, and the scales that peel off during the ecdysis are incredibly hard to refine. I’ve tried very hard to find a good blacksmith, and this is all I get? Give it back if you’re not happy with it!” Tangyue said with a long face.
The materials required to forge magic armor was rather unique. It needed to have a special element inside it in order to be eligible for forging, refining, and enchantment, and had less than a one percent chance to appear. The scales that the Black Totem Snake peeled off basically did not contain this special element…
If the whole skin that the snake had shed was eligible to be forged into armor equipment, they would have produced them in bulk. Magical equipment was incredibly scarce, not only because they were difficult to produce, but because the material was very hard to find, too!
“I’m happy with a set of armor,” Mo Fan chuckled. He would not dare reject Tangyue’s gift!
“Snake scale is a special material, especially the Black Totem Snake’s… I suggest you look for a talented forgemaster at Dongfang Oriental Tower. Not every forgemaster can handle the difficulty of forging a set of armor with these scales,” advised Tangyue.
“Mm, I’ve stayed in Hangzhou for too long. It’s time for me to go back to school!” said Mo Fan with a relaxed smile, placing his hands behind his head.
“You’ve done a lot this time. Hangzhou’s Enforcement Union has proposed granting you a rather unique title,” Tangyue said with a giggle.
“What title?” asked Mo Fan immediately.
“You will know it once you arrive at school, and you’re welcome,” Tangyue replied with a mysterious smile.