The priest, who was born and raised in London for 64 years, told Fang Linyan with certainty that there was no such place in London. He had never even heard of the place.
Fang Linyan was silent for a moment. Only then did he realize that upgrading the title of scholar seemed to be a very difficult thing… At least, he hit a bump in the beginning.
After a while, when Fang Linyan was considering whether to give up this goal, he suddenly saw Robbie walking over, rubbing his hands and saying a little embarrassedly,
“Sir, please forgive me. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop on your conversation, but I seem to hear you saying that you want to go to Knockturn Alley?”
Robbie withdrew alone 10 minutes ago. He initially looked like he had gone through the vicissitudes of life. When he came back, he looked even more haggard. There were burn marks on his messy hair. Fang Linyan even noticed that his suitcase had gone missing.
Fang Linyan was also a little surprised that Robbie would talk to him now, but he said immediately,
“Yes, Mr. Robbie? Maybe you can give me a different answer?”
Facing Fang Linyan’s stare, Robbie was obviously a little uncomfortable. He looked away in a panic. The birthmark on his face was even a little red. Obviously, he must have social difficulty syndrome or autism. He stuttered after a while before saying,
“Yes, Mr. Wrench, I know how to get there, but, but…”
At the end of his sentence, he stuttered again.
Fang Linyan was stunned,
“Huh? I guess you meant to say it’s dangerous? So I shouldn’t go in?”
Robbie shook his head with a struggling expression, but he finally said it,
“But muggles… no, you can’t get in.”
Fang Linyan was stunned for a while, then he looked at Robbie with a slight smile and put his arm around his shoulder,
“Actually, I’m not an ordinary person. I just haven’t received professional training. If you don’t believe me, see.”
Fang Linyan said as he spread out his palm. He activated the [Drone] skill, and a [Drone] appeared in his palm, then it flew up.
Robbie saw this scene and said in surprise,
Fang Linyan smiled and said,
“It’s just a simple assemble magic. I first summon a flying alien creature, then I apply a transformation spell on it.”
Robbie was even more shocked when he heard it,
“Summon first, then transformation magic? The summoning spell needs a summon magic circle and casting materials, but you just did it like that!? Why you don’t need a wand to cast spells?”
Fang Linyan laughed and said,
“My magic system is not the same as yours, the place where I learn magic is in the Himalayas… just like we can go to France through the magic fireplace or we can go there by boat. As long as we get there, does it matter how? The important thing is that I’m not a muggle.”
After listening to Fang Linyan’s words, Robbie always felt that something was wrong… But he was not a person who was good at words, he hesitated and said,
“Well, if you want to go to Knockturn Alley, you first have to go to Diagon Alley, which is a place hidden by magic. It is equivalent to an independent demi-plane.”
“The specific way to enter is to go to the Akshay Fishing Tackle Shop on the corner of King’s Road No. 7 in London. Opposite the tackle shop is the Leaky Cauldron – the door to the Leaky Cauldron in the eyes of muggles is just a gray and white wall.”
“Then, in the small patio behind the Leaky Cauldron, count 3 bricks above the trash can and count left twice, then tap the brick with the magic wand and you can enter the Diagon Alley! This is a long cobbled street, the most prosperous commercial street in the British wizarding world. The Knockturn Alley you are looking for is not far from the Diagon Alley, you can even call it a branch of the Diagon Alley.”
Fang Linyan was stunned and said,
“It’s so complicated… no wonder ordinary people don’t know. By the way, Mr. Robbie, is Knockturn Alley open at night?”
“It is equivalent to an independent demiplane, which is very lively. It can even be called the magic center of Europe. It will receive wizards from all over the world. Even if the owner leaves, there will be magic assistants to help running the shop. Unless it is a special situation, it will not be closed.”
Fang Linyan nodded with satisfaction and said,
“Very good, thanks for your help.”
After he finished speaking, he turned and left. Looking at his back, Robbie’s face showed anxiety, and he suddenly said,
“Hey, Mr. Wrench!”
Fang Linyan turned back and said,
Robbie opened his mouth, but he hesitated,
“Knockturn Alley is a place of chaos, even for wizards, Mr. Wrench, be careful.”
Fang Linyan waved,
“Understood, I owe you a favor, um, a big one. I’ll go first. I’m in a hurry.”
About 40 minutes later, Fang Linyan came to the door of the Akshay Fishing Tackle Shop on the King’s Road. He looked towards the opposite side, and he really saw… a gray and white wall!
The oncoming bad news suddenly made him a little overwhelmed.
“Damn it, you gave me a prompt, but you don’t let me in. Are you playing with me on purpose, Space? You can’t ask me to find a wizard to lead the way every time I enter the door!”
Fang Linyan couldn’t help cursing in his mind.
However, this action was actually useless except to vent.
Fang Linyan angrily walked to the front of the gray-white wall and smashed it with his fist… The feedback and the dull sound all showed that this was just a wall.
Fortunately, at this time, the joint trial badge on Fang Linyan’s neck shone. A prompt appeared on the retinas,
“Contestant ZB419, you are a mercenary at this time. Because your mission is to eliminate unknown and uncontrollable dangers, so your joint trial badge has a scanning function.”
“Found a secret door with a magic cover. Do you want to spend 500 common points to scan it?”
In the face of ubiquitous exploitation, what else could Fang Linyan say?! Could he possibly choose no? Luckily, he earned 5000 common points before, otherwise he would be bankrupt right now.
Immediately afterward, the joint trial badge shone for a while. The gray and white wall in front of Fang Linyan immediately melted away in ripples, and it was replaced by a small bar facade.
There were hyacinth lamps hanging under the eaves of the bar, and the stone walls had obvious chisel marks. The old wooden signboard of the bar was swaying slightly in the wind. The words “Leaky Cauldron” were written on it.
Fang Linyan walked into the bar and found that although this bar looked only 20 square meters on the outside, the space inside was unusually large.
The thick oak table was out of date and had messy scratches on the surface. Although it was daytime, white candles were still lit up on the solid wood candle holders. The walls had been eroded by time and looked dilapidated. In some places, red bricks were even exposed. The beams were also infested by worms. The decorations behind the bartender were many horizontal empty wine bottles. The window lattice beside also presented the style of the ancient 15th and 16th centuries.
At this time, although only two or three candles were lit in the bar, the light seemed to be able to emerge from the walls, tables, and floors, giving the impression that it was an afternoon without direct sunlight, [Bright] and gentle.
There were only 3 tables of guests in the bar. They scattered around and chatted in a low voice. Only the bartender looked up after Fang Linyan entered, then he lowered his head and buried himself in work.
Fang Linyan hesitated for a moment, then he came to the front of the bar, tossed a shilling coin, and said,
“Hey sir, my friend asked me to meet at Diagon Alley, but I haven’t been there before, so maybe you might be able to provide some help?”
The bartender looked up at the rolling 1 shilling coin on the table with his gray pupils, then he blew. The coin rolled directly into the drawer next to him, then he said,
“There’s a back door on your right, just knock on that cracked brick with your wand.”
Fang Linyan nodded and said,
The bartender said lazily,
“There is no muggle currency in Diagon Alley. Only Galleon is accepted there… So if you need it, you can exchange with me. The current exchange rate is 3:1. Front is the British pound, followed by the Galleon.” (Note: The exchange rate in 1987 was 1:5, considering that it was a hundred years ago, so the exchange rate has been slightly changed)”
Fang Linyan hesitated for a moment, then he exchanged 3 Galleons with him.
Obviously, the bartender only felt that it was just a small business, but he still mumbled and exchanged it. After all, mosquito leg was also meat.
Fang Linyan picked up a Galleon and looked at it. This thing was issued by the central bank of the wizarding world: Gringotts. It was made of high-purity gold. Not only that, its surface had been treated with a special enchantment process, which made it sparkle as if it was irradiated by the sun, so it had a good appearance and was not easy to forge.
Immediately afterward, Fang Linyan came to the back of the bar and found that it seemed to be just a brick wall, but he received the prompt again whether to spend 500 common points to scan. He could only activate the joint trial badge on his chest with grievance again.
As the 500 common points evaporated again, a light flashed on the joint trial badge. The brick wall in front of it began to spread out regularly, then the bricks began to rotate one after another, opening a door. Behind the door was a very lively crowd.
TL: Guess he will either be bully by the wizard or Space, 😏…