Book 10, Chapter 30

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Book 10, Baruch – Chapter 30, Discovery

The buckets filled with dragon blood were placed in front of the three children, and with a flip of his hand, Linley retrieved a large quantity of Blueheart Grass from his ring. The jade green leaves of the Blueheart Grass glimmered with that layer of faint blue light. Linley divided it into three parts, with each part having five clumps.

“Listen up, the three of you.” Linley looked at the three kids.

Cena, Taylor, and Sasha all stood attentively in front of Linley, listening to their elder’s instructions. Linley said, “In a while, drink as much dragon’s blood as possible, until your stomach is totally full. But before doing so, you must eat this Blueheart Grass. Logically speaking, three clumps per person should be enough, but just to be safe, it’s best if you each eat all five.”

“Eat grass?” Sasha wrinkled her nose unhappily.

To let a child eat Blueheart Grass, especially one who had been pampered all her life, would naturally result in some resistance.

“Sis, when Father was in his teens, he had to go all by himself to the Mountain Range of Magical Beasts to search for Blueheart Grass and drink the blood of the Armored Razorback Wyrm. Father is now placing dragon’s blood in front of us. And you’re afraid to drink it?” Taylor didn’t have any concerns; he immediately grabbed the Blueheart Grass and began to eat it.

With big gulps, he swallowed it all down.

Seeing this, Linley couldn’t help but reveal a hint of a smile on his face. Linley was quite satisfied with his son, Taylor. Although Taylor was rather playful, he was able to work hard and endure bitterness, and he trained hard as well. Taylor wasn’t much weaker than the level Linley had been when Linley was ten.

Cena smiled, then grabbed the Blueheart Grass and began to eat it as well.

“Sasha, it’s fine. The Blueheart Grass’ juice is actually quite cool and refreshing.” Cena said enticingly.

“Oh?” Watched by her father, Sasha picked up the Blueheart Grass and began to chew it. As she chewed, her face turned bitter. “Big brother Cena, you tricked me. The juice is cool, but the leaves make my mouth go numb.” Despite complaining, Sasha still ate it.

Linley and Delia were laughing.

“Glug, glug.” Taylor was the first to lift up that small pail of blood and began to pour it in his mouth. Taylor knew that the more dragon’s blood he drank, the easier it would be to activate the Dragonblood lineage in his veins, and so he drank it all with big gulps and no hesitation.

Cena and Sasha raised up their pails and began to drink as well.

“Glug, glug.” The three children drank dragon’s blood at the same time. This sight caused Linley to sigh endlessly with emotion.

The predecessors cut the firewood, and the successors will not fear the cold.

Linley’s hard work had made it possible for these descendants to not have to experience those life and death dangers.

“Ah!” The first one to begin shouting in pain was Taylor. The pail in his hand toppled to the ground, and Taylor was in such pain that he collapsed to the ground as well, rolling around. His face instantly turned white, and beads of sweat began to pour down his face.

Delia’s face immediately changed.

“It’s fine.” Linley reassured Delia.

Delia knew…that the first time a Dragonblood Warrior activated their Dragonblood, they would involuntarily transform. This first transformation would be an extremely painful one. Linley had experienced this pain in the past as well…when the pain reached a certain level, one would pass out. And indeed…

As black scales sprouted out of his body, Taylor fainted.

Immediately afterwards, Cena and Sasha began to scream in agony as well, both of them rolling around on the ground. Blue scales began to slowly emerge from Cena’s body. The sensation of scales growing out of nowhere into his body was even more painful than being killed.

“If they can’t even withstand such a little bit of pain, what can they possibly accomplish?” Linley quietly watched.

Shortly afterwards, Taylor and Cena had both fully transformed. As for Sasha, who had been the last to drink the dragon’s blood, she finally began to transform as well. Taylor’s draconic scales were black, as he had inherited the coloration of the Tyrant Wyrm. Cena’s scales were blue, as the Thunder Lizard was blue.

As for Sasha…

“Linley, look.” Delia seemed startled and frightened.

Linley had noticed Sasha’s transformation as well. With a rumbling noise, two golden, butterfly-thin wings began to sprout from Sasha’s back. This was what she had inherited from the Gold Dragon; it’s two massive physical wings. But these faint gold wings made Sasha look like a celestial spirit.

However, those golden scales which covered her entire face made Sasha look very mysterious, especially given that she had that draconic horn on her forehead and that draconic tail, which gave Sasha’s Dragonblood Warrior form a domineering aura as well.

….

After a long time, the three children woke up. After waking up, the three kids excitedly stared at themselves and their transformations.

“Whoah, sis, you have wings?” Taylor stared at Sasha jealously.

Sasha liked her wings as well. They were part of her, like her hands. The two wings fluttered slightly, and Sasha gracefully flew into the air, excitedly shouting, “I can fly, I can fly!”

“I feel so powerful.” Taylor excitedly punched at a nearby piece of rock, and that rock instantly split apart into tiny pieces. A ten year old child who was able to smash rocks into pieces? No ordinary person would be able to accomplish this.

Cena was extremely excited as well.

“Whoosh!” Moving like a flash, Cena’s body left behind after-images when he moved. He was extremely fast.

Linley, Delia, Wharton, and Nina all laughed as they watched this.

“How marvelous.” The Saint-level Gold Dragon sighed in praise. “Dragonblood Warriors truly are incredible.” The three Saint-level dragons all sighed in amazement at this scene. The legendary Supreme Warriors really were amazing. They could already foresee…in a few decades, these three children would be three Dragonblood Warrior Saints.

After the three children got tired from playing around.

“Mother. Where’s my clothes?” Sasha said to Delia.

The transformation had badly damaged her clothes. Fortunately, Sasha’s pants weren’t damaged; they were just a little dirty. But her upper body clothes had been shattered by those two wings of hers. It was no big deal right now, in Dragonform, but if she returned to her human form, wouldn’t she be totally exposed?

Delia began to laugh.

Linley laughed as he said, “The three of you, listen up. In the future, focus on training in accordance with the Secret Dragonblood Manual. There is one thing, however…generally speaking, you are not to transform into your Dragonforms. In addition, right now, you are weak enough that even in Dragonform, your power won’t amount to much.”

“Yes, Father (Uncle).”

The three children assented.

“Wharton, I’ll hand these three children to you to manage.” Linley looked at his little brother. The three children should live in Baruch City. They were still young, after all. If they were to be made to live in a place like Mt. Blackraven, where almost no others were around, the children wouldn’t be used to it, and their temperaments would be affected as well.

“Alright.” Wharton nodded.

….

Taylor and the others went down the mountain. Two of the three dragons, out of curiosity, decided to go to the Baruch City palace as well. But of course, they shrank in size first. Linley and Delia remained on Mt. Blackraven, living a life of quiet training.

Most of Delia’s time was spent with Linley. Naturally, she would also go to Baruch City to spend time with the kids.

As for Linley…

He might go for months or even half a year at a time without seeing the kids. Normally, he stayed on Mt. Blackraven and trained.

The sky was dark.

Mt. Blackraven. The stone room in the center of the lake. The inside of the room was carefully laid out, and Linley and Delia were holding each other on the bed. “Linley, have you ever asked Bebe to go inquire what that black stone was that he gave us on our wedding day?”

“I had Bebe go ask, but the Emperor Rat only said that it was something that was very good for training.” Linley said.

Delia began to laugh as well. “Alas. I never thought my training as a magus would reach such a speed. My big brother is such a genius, and is being personally taught by the High Priest, and is now an Arch Magus of the ninth rank. As for me, I wasn’t as good as him…but I reached the rank of Arch Magus of the ninth rank before he did. Every day, I feel like my spiritual energy is rising…even when I’m not training, my spiritual energy is slowly increasing. Even I’m scared by how fast I’m improving.”

“Enough, don’t overthink things. Whatever it was that Emperor Rat gave us, we’ll find out soon enough. Alright, it’s late. Let’s go to sleep.”

…….

While Linley was quietly training at Mt. Blackraven and constantly analyzing the Elemental Laws of the Wind and the Earth…in a short mountain three hundred kilometers east of the Baruch Kingdom, two men were carefully inspecting the quality of the soil.

All Kingdoms and Empires needed their own mineral resources to be self-sufficient.

Before the Baruch Kingdom was unified, this region suffered from constant war and was under rapidly changing administrative controls. Today, you’d be in charge of this city; tomorrow, someone else might. Nobody had time or effort to find mineral deposits for mining.

Even if they found them, they would probably be attacked by the neighboring groups and end up dying.

Thus, no one ever went mining.

But after the Baruch Kingdom was founded, they focused on scouting and searching for mineral resources. Those surveyors carefully inspected every inch of the territory within the Baruch Kingdom. In the past twenty years, they had indeed found quite a few metal mines, such as iron mines, copper mines, gold mines, silver mines, and what not. Only, the mines were all of different sizes.

They even found some rather valuable mines, but the output of these mines was relatively low, such as the ‘black iron’ mines and the ‘mithril’ mines.

Having their own mines meant the Kingdom wouldn’t need to acquire materials for forging weapons from other nations.

“Chief, the soil here seems rather unique.” A golden-haired man as skinny as a monkey said in a low voice. The middle-aged man near him carefully inspected the soil as well, then immediately ordered, “Kaya [Ka’ya], let’s go down and do some digging. Let’s dig a bit deeper and see what is there.”

“Yes, Chief.” The young man immediately brought out the tools and began to dig alongside the chief. Although they weren’t very strong, the young man was a warrior of the third rank, while the chief was a warrior of the fifth. Digging, to them, was very simple.

Their digging skills were quite practiced, and the deep hole quickly deepened without widening.

“Clank.” A piercing sound. It seemed they had ground onto some sort of metal.

“Chief, come take a look, quick!” That young man hurriedly said.

The middle-aged man immediately lowered his head to stare. Right now, it was the afternoon, and there was still quite a bit of sunlight. The middle-aged man could clearly see that something was reflecting the light of the setting sun, and he immediately used his hand to push away the nearby dirt and mud.

A half-translucent gem appeared before his eyes.

“This…this is…” The middle-aged man was speechless for a moment, then said in shock, “This is a magicite gem. A magicite gem. Kaya, it’s a magicite gem!”

“What?! Captain, we’re rich! We’re rich!” The young man’s eyes immediately shone with happiness.

Magicite gems were extremely valuable. In truth…magicite cores of magical beasts were very similar to magicite gems. Although they were ‘cores’, they were a type of gem as well. For example, the cores of dragon’s were also often called ‘draconic gems’.

But of course, natural magicite gems couldn’t have the terrifyingly high amount of energy that draconic gems had.

According to the normal market value…

A low-quality magicite gem – 10 gold coins, equivalent to the magicite core of a magical beast of the third rank.

A middle-quality magicite gem – 100 gold coins, equivalent to a magicite core of the fourth or fifth ranks.

A high-quality magicite gem – 1000 gold coins, equivalent to a magical beast core of the sixth rank.

A top-quality magicite gem – 10000 gold coins. Natuarlly, it couldn’t match up to the magicite core of a magical beast of the seventh rank ,which was worth around fifty thousand gold coins. To find magicite gems or cores more valuable than top-quality magicite gems, one would have to go out and kill magical beasts of the seventh or eighth ranks, or even higher.

It could be said…that a magicite gemstone mine was more than ten million times more valuable than ordinary gold mines. This was because when engaging in gold mining, one had to pan for gold, and it was extremely time consuming. But magicite gemstone mines were different. They had large numbers of magicite gems clustered together….

It was as though a large number of magicite cores had clustered together.

In the Yulan continent, the only thing comparable in value to a magicite gemstone mine was a mithril mine.

“We’re going to be rich, Chief! We can fill up a bag of gemstones, and they’d easily be worth over a hundred thousand gold coins. We’re going to be rich!” The young man was wildly overjoyed.

The chief frowned. “Don’t be hasty. This should be a magicite gemstone mine…let’s take a look and see how large this mine is.”


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84 thoughts on “Book 10, Chapter 30” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Ren, you did this on purpose didn’t you….. I stayed on the main page for a while as to not spoil my self like that last time when you mixed up the chapters……. JK

  1. Lol Linley could fly thanks to his magus abilities now his daughter can fly thanks to the gold dragon blood. She is going to be very formidable. And what mysteries will the magicite gem mine contain.

    1. Cash. loots and loots of cash. hopfully enough to sponsor an huge invading army with topp quality gear, along with the best instructors and officers for their army… Just becouse linley can only move alone against the radiant churchs saints, dosn’t mean he has to let them keep their land…

  2. Hey does anyone else think that they’ll try and keep the magicite all to themselves instead of telling the kingdom about it?
    Btw thx for the chapter Ren.

    edit: Were you trying to beat the f5ers again Ren? Thereby causing the chapter 31 post on the main page instead of chapter 30.

  3. Oh boy, the Baruch Kingdom is about to be rolling in the dough. Now it’s time to buy out the Radiant Church, forget warfare. Just throw money at them until they surrender.

  4. So, the Gold Dragon really is the winner. But seriously, those wings should be no worse than the Soaring spell, and you have to be a rank 7 wind style magus to use it. Isn’t it a bit…unfair?

    1. Cons of being a dragonblood warrior: low reproductive rate (partially cancelled out by the fact that they naturally turn into saints in record times and thereby live longer lifespans). Pros of being a dragonblood warrior: heck no, you think I want to write enough to fill a book? Lol, dragonblood warriors are OP to begin with!!

      1. Life still lives!!! Lol it’s been awhile since I’ve seen you post. I thought you were helping people in a hospital, die, somewhere.
        -TheNunchakuTurtle-

          1. Life, the perfect additive to any spell? The other, other, Magic ingredient. No side effects…. Promise….
            What you don’t believe me?
            -TheNunchakuTurtle-

      2. The funniest thing, it now looks like being a variant dragonblood is better than being a Wharton. While Wharton has never amounted to anything greater than a plot device, but really, wings? Afterimages? Rock shattering brats? Those kids already look cooler than Wharton did during his fight with Blumer. And if Sasha can also use spells now…

        I understand that for characters not to drop out of loop they have to keep pace with Linley, but it feels like many rules are getting bent a bit. Like that Delia’s magic dust, even though it was mentioned that there are no ways to “cheat” on spiritual power accumulation. Oh well, it’s better not to think too deeply, I guess.

        1. The funniest thing, it now looks like being a variant dragonblood is better than being a Wharton.

          yep being a warton is pretty funny (jokes jokes).
          but seriously the best way to describe warton is meh that is all you can say about his character and the hole super mage advancing thing is also a bit bull

        2. There’s a very reasonable explanation for that power creep from that stone. Scenes of the later chapters.

          And yea, Gold wings are awesome, She can fly even before being warrior rank 1!

    2. Of course it’s unfair! It’s a GOLDEN. FRACKING. DRAGON! You literally CAN’T get anymore badass than that XD
      Well, maybe Bebe, but he’s just unique >_<

  5. Thanks for the chapter, Ren! Looks like they’re gonna have a new source of income 😀

    I really hope these guys aren’t dumb enough to try and monopolize the mine.. Hiding stuff from a saint (and a king no less) is not wise.

  6. Wings are a nice advantage early on, but they become obsolete at saint rank.
    The power from tyrant wyrm and speed from thunder lizard will have long term benefits.
    Perhaps the golden dragon blood also raises magic affinity, who knows.
    If thats true then yeah Sasha might be the true winner

    1. The way i understood it was this:

      Wyrm – Defense/attack boost

      Lizard – Speed boost

      Golden dragon – Magic boost (and apparently wings?)

      So I kinda wonder if she wont end up using magic or something…
      Also, maybe the wings help with speed/control at the saint level? Well, its just a theory

    2. You have to live long enough to get to the Saint level. And the number of tactical options that having the wings provides is huge.

      Also, there obviously are winged magical beast of the Saint level, so there should be benefits that those appendages provide even if you don’t explicitly need them to fly.

      1. Not to mention the ones with wings will have much more experience flying, and fighting in mid-air, by the time they reach the saint level compared to regular saints.

        1. it has been said earlier:
          human saints all need to learn how to fly while magical beast instinctively knows how to fly when they reach saint rank. supreme warriors are exceptions as they have the same instinctive ability

          well, a wind mage is able to fly faster than otherkinds of mages, so one with wings would probably have the same boost.

    3. Obsolete at saint rank?

      depends, are they sturdy enough to deliver punches with (altough probably weaker than with the fists)? cause windstorms? cast windelement spells? if so, she realy picked the winner at saint lv, gaining aditional limbs to attack with. Remember, that tail is one of the most feared features of the dragon form…

      I fear sasha might have picked the by far stronggest dragonform, while her broder was a stupid kid for going powerbost, laws and multiple attacks trump strenght pretty much every time. the cussin wasnt that stupid, they have been stresing the importance of speed since day one, making his the safe pick.

  7. Baruch kingdom is not gonna have those mines,those two bastards gonna take it for themselves!!! What kind of idiot would give away money rather than taking it for themselves!!! ( well I know I won’t ),thanx for the chap!
    PS. Sasha has butterfly wings! awwwww how cute!!! BTW that perv from earlier must be happy! hmph!!

      1. I know! It’s just cute that’s what i meant by saying it!!! doesn’t it also say that she’s like a little angel!!celestial spirit to be exact,but it actually gives off same meaning anyway!!!
        don’t you get it! A little angel!!! awww how cute is that?!!!!

  8. Anarchic Lands: Nothing worthy except people.
    The Cult and the Church uses that as way to get more faith via conversion
    Linley just use the people to build a kingdom.
    Other then the people, there seems to be no value to these lands, thus no full on war for the land.

    Money however, should give reason for war. All the none saint want money, and the Cult and the Church and use it to get more stuff to prepare for war and get more followers.

    Cult and Church: You found a gold Mine?! It ours know
    *Does a 2 v 1 attack.
    Cult and Church: Hahaha, we know your kingdom is weaker then ours without the power of saints. Besides, the pact didn’t say anything about teaming up ahead of time

    Linley call up non-saint reinforcements
    *Yale Clan (Linley is an elder so I think he can get help with that)
    *Bebe’s “Friends” (who said anything about having the typical forest of darkness invasion, with some some saint mixed in there)
    * Wharton call upon the Empire (Princess should still be able to call for some aid)

    The Kingdom is expanded again

    1. you forgot the big Z, he might not have broken trough yet. That guy is an walking army more fearsome than the UD brothers (since they can’t go saint in battle), and have the WMDs as backup (necromancy also having plages, poisons and diseases, allong with curses…). They realy should have taken over a few more radiant duchies with no problem. The churchs bosting aside, 10+ lv 9, and a few hundred lv8 should be hard to kvickly move around fast enough, especially if Z plases all the radiants lands under famine and pestilence curses…

      And nobody said you couldn’t use saints to relocate your lv 9 to difrent battlefields…

    2. he sadly cant do the influence forest of darkness saints to attack, that might count as bebbes saints invading. Still, setting up an controled corridor of free passage for the beast invation to bypass his lands (on pain of saint retaliation for straying outside the corridor) and congregate on specifick targets in the radiant lands to weaken them before the kill should be doable…

      1. How will either side know it under Bebe order. A saint can have only 3 magical beast, and if they see more then 3 different one, thru can’t be under Linley and the others saints are too weak to own them.

        Besides they’ll just be under the guise of leading a forest of darkness attack, which they know as a common event

  9. While Linley was quietly training at Mt. Blackraven and constantly analyzing the Elemental Laws of the Wind and the Earth…in a short mountain three hundred meters east of the Baruch Kingdom, two men were carefully inspecting the quality of the soil.

    ren i think it should be at least three hundred li or kilometer or miles .. there’s no way short mountain could be only 300 meter distance from the city if that’s the cas then baruch city should be build very2 near to the mountain

  10. Thanks for the chapter!!

    “in a short mountain three hundred kilometers east of the Baruch Kingdom”

    “Those surveyors carefully inspected every inch of the territory within the Baruch Kingdom.”
    ——
    Arent these two sentences pretty much contradictory? How can you be outside of the Baruch Kingdom if you inspect the territory inside the kingdom?
    Or have they simply extended their searching range after the territory of the Baruch Kingdom was inspected?

    1. This wasn’t written very well in Chinese either; it was 巴鲁克王国东方三百余里处, literally, ‘Baruch Kingdom, east, three hundred kilometers away’. I think the implication was that it was 300 kilometers away from the ‘heartland’. It isn’t very cleary.

  11. Noticed this:

    “In the past twenty years, they had indeed found quite a few metal mines, such as iron mines, copper mines, gold mines, silver mines, and what not.”
    ———
    Just a sign that another time skip happened or were it just twelve years? The Kingdom was founded only 12 years ago, right?

  12. I think Linley should drink the blood of all of the three different dragons and eat the grass. So, maybe his transformation would change and he would be able to have multiple good qualities of different dragons.

    1. i doubt thats possible. linley can already transform so i dont think drinking blood will change his transformation. what i am curious about is what if the kids had drank mixed dragonblood of all three kinds then would they have all 3 special qualities (assuming each of 3 types of blood was the same quantity)?

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