“Hermetic School?” Annan frowned slightly when he heard this familiar name.
He remembered the name — [Hermetic Sage’s Stone].
This was the full name of Sage’s Stone that Annan injected before.
So Annan asked nonchalantly, “What is that? Are they spreading some taboo knowledge?”
Hearing this, Salvatore also listened intently.
He remembered that this name was mentioned in the notes left by Benjamin.
Unlike Kafni, as an ordinary person, Albert couldn’t detect the tension between Annan and Salvatore.
“That’s not true.” He just shrugged and said casually, “It’s actually just a wandering wizard and his followers. They formed an organization that’s similar to an archaeological society but also a bit like a philosophical school. However, there aren’t many Transcendeds among them so we didn’t pay them much attention.
“The problem is that when the wizard met Kafni for the first time, he praised her for her outstanding talents.” When His Highness Albert said this, he glanced at Kafni.
Seeing that Kafni was silent and turned her head away slightly without saying anything, Albert touched his nose and smiled awkwardly, “But after he left, Kafni suddenly said that he is a demon.”
“I only said that his soul is like a demon.” Kafni corrected.
“At that time, I didn’t realize Kafni’s talents. So I didn’t care much about Kafni’s words…” Albert explained, “But I gave the order just in case tolet the guards shadow him and keep him away from her.”
“After that, he didn’t visit again.” Kafni said softly, “But I saw him in my dreams. He taught me the common knowledge about the Transcended world in my dreams. He is my mentor.”
“What?” Albert was startled, “Why didn’t you tell me that?”
Kafni glanced at Albert and said with certainty, “If there is no evidence, you won’t believe it, Dad.”
Hearing this, Albert scratched his nose in embarrassment.
He pleaded in a weak tone, “I found out that he was wearing gold ornaments at the time. Just to be on the safe side, I sent someone to ask about it at the Swamp’s Black Tower. That wizard wasn’t well-known.
“The response coming from the Black Tower is quite certain that none of the current Gold Rank wizards uses this name.
“This shows that he is not a Gold Rank wizard. For a Transcended at the Silver Rank, they are not capable of stirring up any trouble in the capital.”
Albert shrugged and said indifferently, “Several Gold Rank Transcended are lurking in the royal court. After all, it’s the royal capital, not any other city.”
That’s true. Annan nodded in agreement.
As far as the performance of the Silver Rank Transcended that Annan had seen goes, the gap with the Gold Rank was indeed large.
With Gold Ranks guarding the place, the Silver Rank Transcended could hardly do anything particular.
“So, what’s the name of that wandering wizard?” Salvatore asked curiously, “Your Royal Highness, do you still remember?”
“Hmm, I remember. Since Kafni said he is like a demon, I kept his name in mind.” Albert quickly replied, “If I’m not mistaken, his name should be Nicholas Flamel.”
“Nicholas Flamel?” At this moment, the shadow that had been silent for a while suddenly muttered, “Wait, I’ve heard of this name before.”
Salvatore felt astonished when he noticed the shadow knew the name.
Although he had no impression of this name, Salvatore had confidence in his shadow’s character and memory.
The name which caught the shadow’s attention wouldn’t be an average Joe.
“This is not good, Salvatore. You quickly ask this stupid man, does he have long white curly hair and dark green eyes?” The shadow quickly said in Salvatore’s heart after a brief pause.
Realizing that this was urgent, Salvatore didn’t doubt the shadow.
He asked immediately, “Your Royal Highness, the person you are talking about… Does he have white curly hair and green eyes?”
Hearing this, Albert was taken aback. Kafni also looked at Salvatore carefully, with some confusion in her eyes.
Seeing their sudden reaction, the Bread Daryl (Bishop), who remained silent and listened intently in the distance, was also looking over with surprise.
His Royal Highness Albert lowered his voice and asked probingly, “Do you know him?”
Salvatore had already been told the answer to his question.
His face quickly became a little ugly.
Salvatore followed the shadow’s reply word by word, “I’ve heard this name before. He is indeed not any Gold Rank wizard ‘currently’ exists.
“What I meant is that he should have been dead already.” Salvatore’s words shocked everyone.
Under the silent gaze of several others and even the players, Salvatore stammered and followed the shadowy voice, filtering out the swear words, and then uttered, “Nicholas Flamel used to be the Alteration School tutor of the ‘Jade Tower’ belonging to the Denizoya Kingdom. He served as the tower master for a short period.
“More than a hundred years ago, he ignited his soul and advanced into Gold Rank. At that time, he didn’t succeed as the tower master. It was only after more than a year later that he suddenly became the tower son and succeeded to the position of the tower master hastily.
“After that, he served as the Jade Tower Master for more than 30 years. Soon after, the new tower son was born. Then, Nicholas’s identity as the tower master is stripped away.
“Some tower masters regard this identity as a burden, but some tower masters regard it as the foundation for the continuation of life. The soul of gold is eternal and radiant, just like gold. Therefore, they will not be harmed by ordinary curses. But if they use the power of the elements, they will gradually burn and reduce their soul to nothing, which in return their death.
“Nicholas used his elemental power excessively. So, shortly after he lost his identity as the tower master, he died and was buried almost a hundred years ago.”
Salvatore’s face also became ugly, as if he was shocked by his own words.
He murmured, “At that time, many people attended his funeral. Since he was the person who discovered and improved the ancient Sage’s Stone technology, he was called the ‘Second Hermes’ and the ‘Modern Sage’. He is also one of the very few ‘Sages’ in this era who can truly craft the Sage’s Stone.
“However, after his death, the Jade Tower had searched his laboratory for his Sage’s Stone but they couldn’t find it. It was suspected that a traitor had taken the Sage’s Stone and escaped at that time. After searching for several years, he was gradually forgotten.
“If you really saw a man with white hair and green eyes calling himself Nicholas Flamel, I think he might not have died at that time.
“He used the Sage’s Stone he crafted to escape the fate of death!”
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