Chapter 1195: One step away
Ren Xiaosu stood at the top of the tall Sorcerer’s Tower while carrying a huge metal door. The turbulent sea behind him, he faced into the surging gusts from the sea.
Xu Anqing’s robe, which he wore over his brown leather armor, kept fluttering in the wind.
He stood at the top of the Sorcerer’s Tower in confusion and asked, “Where did this door come from?”
A long time ago, many sorcerers were troubled by the shortcomings of the Enchanted Doorway.
For example, every person could only open it once in their lifetime. Therefore, many sorcerers were not allowed to cast the Enchanted Doorway spell when they were still young, because they could very well end up wasting this opportunity.
Within the Sanctuary, children like An’an were not eligible to activate their enchanted doorways. They would have to reach 24 years of age before they could do so.
Actually, when An’an was nine years old, her willpower was high enough for her to cast this spell. However, no one was willing to teach her the incantation for the Enchanted Doorway at that age.
It would be such a pity if the enchanted doorway she activated only led to the candy shop.
An’an had spoken with her father before. The young lady said at that time, “What’s the point of opening an enchanted doorway?”
Ren Xiaosu thought this was probably the true essence of the saying “breaking down doors to make an escape.”
Meanwhile, Xu Anqing thought the enchanted doorway could become an Anywhere Door with such a hardware tweak!
Xu Anqing repeated his question again, “Where did this door come from?”
Ren Xiaosu looked at Xu Anqing. “If sorcerers can open up enchanted doorways, those of us from the Central Plains naturally have our own ways as well. Is it important where the door comes from?”
Ren Xiaosu was lying. Even now, he was the only person in the entire Central Plains who possessed a storage space.
However, there was no pressure in lying. After all, the people from the Kingdom of Sorcerers could not verify his claims.
He had taken this door from the standard prison when he saved Wang Yun from the Kong Consortium back then. It was not of much use to him, but he took it so he could use it as an occasional shield against bullets.
Under normal circumstances, Ren Xiaosu would choose to use the nanomachines to shield himself from bullets. However, those little guys consumed too much power too quickly. They relied on bioenergy to recharge their batteries. Sometimes, they could only last for five to ten minutes in a high-intensity battle even after a 24-hour charge. Therefore, Ren Xiaosu had to give himself a simple backup plan… the kind that did not require any electrical power.
Ren Xiaosu looked at Xu Anqing. “What’s the incantation for activating the enchanted doorway? Why don’t you teach me how to open it? I’d also like to know where’s the place I want to go most.”
Xu Anqing shook his head. “Don’t learn the Enchanted Doorway spell; teach me how to conjure a door first.”
“You can’t learn something like that.” Ren Xiaosu said with a grin, “Hurry up and tell me the incantation for the Enchanted Doorway.”
“Actually, the Enchanted Doorway is the only spell in the entire Magi system that doesn’t require incantations or meditative visualization diagrams.” Xu Anqing said with a laugh, “Back then, Little An’an pestered her father for so long without knowing how to activate her enchanted doorway. However, the method is extremely simple. When she finds out the truth in the future, she’ll definitely be furious, just like when I found out the truth.”
“Oh?” Ren Xiaosu wondered, “There isn’t even a need for an incantation?”
Xu Anqing said, “All you need is a red Eye of True Sight or better. Drip a drop of your blood on it and turn it 3,600 degrees against the door you’re holding. The enchanted doorway will then open for you.”
“It’s that simple?” Ren Xiaosu was stunned. 3,600 degrees was equivalent to ten revolutions. He was a little curious about how the person who discovered the enchanted doorway had found out about this system.
However, it required a red Eye of True Sight or higher to work. This added a lot of restrictions to the Enchanted Doorway spell. For example, Melgor could not activate it with his Eye of True Sight.
White, orange, red, gold, and black. Based on these different grades of Eyes of True Sight that existed, there were actually not that many people who could activate their enchanted doorways.
Ren Xiaosu seemed to remember that the archmage back at Vaduz Cathedral who presided over the worship ceremony only had a red Eye of True Sight.
As a matter of fact, the greatest difference between the magus order and supernatural beings of the Central Plains was that incantations had been explored by the Magi for generations and could be passed down as a legacy for future generations.
“Would you like to try it out now?” Xu Anqing said, “But you’ll need an Eye of True Sight first. That won’t be easy to get your hands on, and it has to be a higher grade than a red one, which is even harder to get. Perhaps, Chen An’an’s father can help you—huh?!”
Xu Anqing stared blankly at the Eyes of True Sight in Ren Xiaosu’s hand. The colored stones were lying in his hands like they were worthless sweets from a candy store.
His look was just like the blank expressions on the faces of Qian Weining and company. Although Xu Anqing was a core member of the Sanctuary, he had never seen so many Eyes of True Sight in one place before in his life.
Chen Jingshu knew what Ren Xiaosu had done in Winston City and had also witnessed the things he did after that meeting with Zhang Haoyun. As such, she did not have a chance to relay the news back to the Sanctuary.
Xu Anqing and the others could roughly guess what Ren Xiaosu had done, but they were still unaware of the details.
“Oh.” Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “I don’t need to trouble y’all with getting an Eye of True Sight. I still have quite a lot of them. By the way, will a higher-grade Eye of True Sight affect the spell casting? Like, can I have an enchanted door that opens up to a farther away location?”
“Uh…” Xu Anqing was stumped. “I really don’t know about that.”
Ren Xiaosu asked curiously, “Why not? Have you never tried it out with other grades of Eyes of True Sight?”
Xu Anqing was cursing in his mind. He had only had one Eye of True Sight all his life, so how could he know that much?
In other words, he just followed whatever others had taught him to do. That was because everyone’s enchanted doorways were different, so no one could really identify a specific pattern in the spell.
Ren Xiaosu asked again, “An Eye of True Sight will allow a sorcerer to open up a permanent enchanted doorway, so if I had a few dozen Eyes of True Sight, can I open up several dozen enchanted doorways?”
“Why not? Have you tried it out yourself?” Ren Xiaosu seemed a little dissatisfied.
“… I’ve never tried it.”