Versatile Mage - Chapter 887
Chapter 887: The Source of the Poison, Part One
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan had watched it all happen.
He could not help but admit that he too was terrified by what he saw. He was extremely cautious with every breath due to the fear that he might be the next person vomiting black blood!
“The odds of the Golden Battle Hunters contracting the poison are relatively higher. We should be relieved that there are more than a thousand people here. Based on the number of casualties, our odds of becoming the next victim are one percent,” Lingling quickly inserted the information into her laptop.
“Unbelievable, how can you say that so calmly under the current circumstances?” Mu Ningxue looked at Lingling. She suddenly felt that the little girl was simply a monster.
Many adults around them had already wet their pants due in fear, yet Lingling was quietly observing it happen as if it was none of her business.
“This is bad, Lingling, we have really entered the Abyss of Death,” Mo Fan said with a wry smile. He tried to think of Lingling’s statement as her way of comforting them.
A chance of one percent, there’s no way his luck could be that bad…
The problem was, when Mo Fan saw the victims vomiting black blood and their skin turning into black ashes, he could not convince himself that the odds were something he should be relieved about. What if everything was only the beginning?
He must admit that everything totally suited the Black Vatican’s style, making their move without any signs beforehand, bringing death like a sudden storm. Even those who had gone through a lot in their lives would still suffer a mental breakdown.
“The poison seems to have stopped for now,” said Mu Ningxue.
“I’m afraid it is only temporary,” Lingling promptly said the unpleasant words.
“Do you have anything in mind? Is it some kind of curse?” asked Mo Fan.
Nothing made sense at all. How did everyone contract the poison so suddenly? Was it some kind of contagious disease spreading around the ranches?
However, how would that explain why the people would die instantly as soon as they stepped out of the ranches, and also why the deaths had stopped for now…
“If a curse is this strong, it must be the work of a Forbidden Magician,” said Lingling.
Applying a curse to a single target was fairly simple. For example, the Demon Torture would strike a target once the appropriate Star Constellation was constructed. However, it was almost impossible for a single person to cast a curse on multiple targets!
“What should we do now?” asked Mu Ningxue.
“There’s nothing we can do. Anyway, we can’t afford to expose ourselves before we learn whether the poison can be applied to a specific target,” Lingling told Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue in a soft voice.
It was obvious that the Golden Battle Hunters had infuriated the Black Vatican, and so the Black Vatican was trying to take revenge in return. Even the guests at the manor were in danger!
“What if they decide to kill all of us? We can’t just sit here and do nothing,” Mu Ningxue said worriedly.
She had finally witnessed the true cruelty and savagery of the Black Vatican today, finding herself in a situation where she could die of poison at any second. She was extremely cautious even when breathing.
The Golden Battle Hunters were keeping the situation under control. However, the uneasy atmosphere among the Hunters clearly implied that even they had no clue how to resolve the situation. Their communication devices were cut off, preventing them from contacting the outside world. Even if someone from the outside noticed that something had gone wrong, considering how fast the poison was spreading, most people would already be dead by the time help arrived.
“Wang Xuxu is missing, Wang Xuxu is missing…” Guo Wenyi cried out in a panic as she suddenly realized something.
“Yeah, where is Wang Xuxu? Zhao Pinlin, have you seen Wang Xuxu around?” asked Wang Bing.
Finding someone missing, considering the current circumstances, was the scariest thing.
“Who knows, I haven’t seen her for the whole night. She said she was staying in her room as she was feeling uncomfortable. Wouldn’t she be in her room still?” Zhao Pinlin answered curiously.
“Asshole, why didn’t you look after her, if anything happened to her…” Rong Sheng was enraged. He almost went up to drag Zhao Pinlin’s collars.
Zhao Pinlin pushed the enraged Rong Sheng away and said with a cold grin, “She locked herself in her room. What the heck can I do?”
“I’ve already looked, she wasn’t in her room…” said Guo Wenyi.
“Don’t tell me she has turned into one of those black corpses?” asked someone among the group.
Everyone was stunned. Rong Sheng and Guo Wenyi immediately snapped, “Stop talking nonsense, she will be fine!”
“We can’t even identify the corpses, how can you be so sure?” said Zhao Pinlin.
“Why would you say something like that!” Rong Sheng totally lost himself. He was like an enraged beast, lunging at Zhao Pinlin.
The two immediately ended up in a fight. Rong Sheng was obviously a lot stronger than the nerdy Zhao Pinlin. He managed to leave a few bruises on the nerd.
The others immediately pulled the two away. Zhao Pinlin touched the bruises on his face and looked at his torn shirt. His eyes flickered viciously.
However, he did not act too obviously. He took a deep breath and left.
“Zhao Pinlin, where are you going?”
“Don’t go somewhere else, it’s too dangerous!” Wang Bing and the others tried to stop him.
“I’m going back to my room, stop bothering me!” shouted Zhao Pinlin furiously.
“Rong Sheng, what the heck are you thinking? Zhao Pinlin already said he didn’t see Wang Xuxu the whole night, why would you still pick on him?”
“Alright, calm down, just be quiet. Are we seriously arguing among ourselves when we don’t even know if we are going to be the next victims? Let’s head over to the window. The Magic Association will send someone here to save us soon,” someone immediately stepped forward to maintain order.
Everyone hid in the room with the French windows where they had first arrived at the manor. They all looked extremely pale.
“I’m feeling quite thirsty. Can we ask the butler to prepare some tea for us?” said a man.
“Who has the mood to serve you at a time like this? Everyone might end up like the corpses out there. It’s contagious!” snapped Wang Bing coldly.
Lingling was still typing rapidly on her laptop. She was trying to organize the information she had gathered before and after the poison broke out, to find some clues about it. If they could not understand how they were poisoned, it was impossible for them to resolve the situation.
“Tea?” Mu Ningxue mumbled softly.
Lingling and Mo Fan raised their heads. They both assumed she was feeling thirsty and was trying to get something to drink. It was normal for anyone nervous to drink some water to ease their nerves.
“Mo Fan, Lingling, do you remember the black tea that the butler and Carly served us when we first arrived? They said it was a unique kind here,” said Mu Ningxue.
“Do you think something is wrong with the tea?” Lingling asked quickly.
Mo Fan was startled, before he smilingly said, “I don’t think so. Everyone here has drunk it, including those before us, but none of them were poisoned.”
“No no no, someone was poisoned before!” Lingling’s eyes suddenly brightened as if she had found an important clue about the incident!