My Magic Cultivates Itself! - chapter 20
[Congratulations, host! You have successfully become a Level-4 Archmage!]
The magical beasts and humans’ blood mixed together on the ground, dyeing the entire land red.
Marcus walked toward the three wolves’ carcasses, picked up radioactive stones, and crushed them.
Originally, Marcus wanted to meet the two women and exchange a few pleasantries before returning. Who knew that these women would suddenly get out of the carriage and kneel down?
Marcus shook his head and said, “You can repay me, but it’s better to refrain from kneeling in the future.
“Let me introduce myself. My name is Marcus.”
“Yes, let me introduce myself. My name is Wendy Griffin, and this is my maid, Emma.”
Wendy had just escaped the clutches of death. Her mind was numb, and she could not move at all. She could only think of kneeling before Marcus to thank him. Now, Wendy had regained some of her rationality, and her mind was much clearer.
“I came from a foreign land. I’m heading to Coro City to visit my sick father,” Wendy said sadly. “Unfortunately, we encountered these wolves, and they killed my mage guard and butler.”
“Miss…” an old man suddenly said hoarsely under the carriage.
“It’s the old butler!” Wendy looked back.
Marcus dragged him out to treat him.
“No need, I know I’m dying.” The old butler was in pain, so he took a few breaths before saying, “These three wolves… I know them. They’re domesticated. They belong to your uncle, Yulai…”
“My uncle, Yulai… He wants to harm me?” asked Wendy. “He used to treat me the best. How can that be!?”
“There is nothing money cannot change, Miss…” The old butler suddenly pointed at Marcus, “Respected Mage, please save our poor Miss!”
Without waiting for Marcus to speak, the old butler died and went to heaven.
“Miss, I don’t want to meddle in other people’s business.” Marcus paused. “I was just passing by. If not for my earlier breakthrough… I’m afraid I would have died long ago.”
“I-I…” Wendy suddenly said, “I have a lot of money, Respected Mage! As long as you help me, I’ll definitely give you a lot when I return to the family—at least 5,000 gold coins!”
Marcus turned around. “Too little. I’m very expensive.”
It was not that Marcus was greedy—he really needed money to buy raw materials and potion formulas.
Moreover, all these things cost at least 5,000 gold coins. What did even her 5,000 gold coins amount to?
Moreover, Marcus was a person that would really work hard when he was given a certain amount of money.
He was much more principled than other mages.
The only drawback of being expensive was that it was expensive.
“8,000 gold coins!” Wendy gnashed her teeth.
“Miss, this won’t do.” Emma tugged at Wendy’s clothes. “It’s too much…”
Wendy shook her head and said, “We need to give this mage this much.”
The weakest of Wendy’s party had been a level-3 intermediate mage, while the strongest had been a level-7 intermediate mage. Nonetheless, the three Magic Beast Wolves had wiped them out, and they were now corpses lying all over the place.
Evidently, the man standing before them was definitely not a low-level mage. He must be at least a level-10 intermediate mage, right?
This was Wendy’s only chance to turn the tables. She had to seize it!
“Mr. Marcus, please consider it,” said Wendy.
Marcus nodded before replying, “There’s no need to consider it. I agree. It’s just that it doesn’t seem good for an outsider like me to participate in your family’s matters.”
Wendy’s eyes lit up when Marcus gave his affirmative answer. Then, she said in annoyance, “Then, what do you mean, sir?”
“You can say that I’m your family’s protector…” Marcus said in a deep voice, “This is the best way.”
“But…” Wendy said hesitantly, “Our family already has a ‘protector’. He’s an inner disciple of the Green Bridge Academy.
“However, he’s not in Coro City right now. He’s our family’s protective umbrella, and my second uncle is also a member of our Griffin family. If we really start a war, I wonder who he’ll help…”
Then, Wendy said carefully, “You should know that those who can protect the family are all powerful and capable mages. May I ask, sir…”
“Marcus, a second-year student of Ivy League Academy. Level-4 advanced mage!”
Marcus did not hide anything and directly revealed his identity.
“Level-4? Advanced mage!?”
Wendy’s eyes widened as if she had discovered something extraordinary.
She had been under the impression that Marcus was a level-10 intermediate mage, at most a level-1 advanced mage.
She had not expected Marcus to be a level-4 advanced mage at such a young age!
He cultivated his body and used magic, meaning he was a legendary prodigy that appeared once every 10,000 years!
He was a terrifying prodigy that could turn a two-meter-long Magic Beast Wolf into meat paste with a single punch without the support of magic!
Ivy League Academy was also a well-known academy, not inferior to Green Bridge Academy at all.
In recent years, Ivy League Academy’s reputation had even overshadowed Green Bridge Academy’s reputation!
Wendy was very smart and knew what to choose. She naturally knew what a level-4 advanced mage represented.
The difference between a level-10 intermediate mage and a level-1 advanced mage was like the difference between heaven and earth. It was like a huge chasm.
At the advanced-mage realm, one would obtain greater strength than before with each level-up. The difference between a level-3 and a level-4 advanced mage was not just a little bit.
Wendy took a deep breath and said respectfully to Marcus, “Help me become the matriarch of the family. I can give you 60,000 gold coins per year. Please protect our family!”
Marcus nodded and praised this young lady’s boldness in his heart. He decided to assist Wendy with all his strength.
Moreover, as long as he helped Wendy take back the family business and reached the grand-mage realm, coupled with the money he earned from Durant’s family, his net worth per year would reach 180,000 gold coins!
This was a protection remuneration that the Ivy League Academy’s inner students could not even dare to imagine.
Perhaps they would only be able to get this much after they became level-7 grand mages.
Of course, the prerequisite was that Marcus could help Wendy become the matriarch!
If he couldn’t do so, the whole agreement would be empty words.
Marcus said, “Time waits for no one. Let’s set off now.”
“Okay, let’s set off immediately!” Wendy also made a prompt decision.
She placed all her chips on Marcus. If she didn’t succeed this time, she would have to go to heaven and accompany her old butler.
The carriage was getting faster and faster.
Wendy was resting with her eyes closed, but Emma was different. She was very anxious and often looked outside.
Marcus was resting in the carriage, recovering his magic power and preparing for the upcoming battle.
After a long time, Wendy and the others finally arrived at Coro City before the sun set.