Book 10, Chapter 36

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Book 10, Baruch – Chapter 36: The Door

Hunting magical beasts of the eighth and ninth ranks was an extremely difficult task. One could imagine how valuable their magicite cores were. However, the gems in these magicite mines had actually reached the equivalence of the seventh and eighth ranked magicite cores, with some even comparable to magicite cores of the ninth rank.

Under the light of the torch, the semi-translucent magicite gems produced a bewildering pattern of lights.

And yet, at the end of the mining tunnel was a door.

A door that should not have existed.

“I cannot find this door with my spiritual energy. It is as though it does not exist. What is this door?” Linley was surprised and puzzled. His spiritual energy couldn’t penetrate past this door at all. How could he dare to rashly barge in?

Linley turned to look at Barker. “Barker, did you go in yet?”

Barker nodded. “I did. It was precisely because I went in that I felt shocked.”

“But Lord, it’s best if you go in after transforming. When you step past the door, you will be attacked by a powerful surge of energy. If your defense is insufficient…the door alone will kill intruders.” Barker said solemnly.

Linley was secretly shocked.

Barker was an Undying Warrior Saint, the type of Supreme Warrior with the highest defense. For him to say this…one could imagine how powerful the attack was.

After removing his shirt and baring his upper body, Linley immediately Dragonformed. Instantly, his body was covered by deep azure draconic scales, and he stared at this mysterious ‘door’ with his now dark golden eyes before walking in.

“Slaaaaaaaaash.”

A knife-like surge of energy wildly chopped at Linley as soon as he walked in the door, slashing at him millions of times, creating sparks atop of Linley’s deep azure draconic scales.

“This is…” As soon as Linley entered, he felt shocked. The scene within the door was totally contrary to Linley’s expectations. Behind the door…was a translucent ‘bubble’ of a pocket dimension. This pocket dimension was a spherical dimension, only ten meters long.

A spherical dimension, ten meters long.

And this spherical dimension was organized like a training room. It only had a simple desk, bed, and chair. It was protected by that outer barrier, preventing outsiders from easily coming inside.

Raising his head and staring at the air above, then at his surroundings, he saw that outside the membrane was chaotic space.

Multicolored chaotic space, with rips in reality occasionally appearing and disappearing. Linley felt awed just looking at that terrifying power.

“Lord Linley.” Barker entered as well. “When I came here, I also felt it was hard to believe. Tell me, what do you think this is?”

Linley took a deep breath. “From what I know, the countless planes of existence are all held within chaotic space. For example, in the Yulan continent, if you continue to head a direction to the very end…you will be able to see chaotic space. Once your strength reaches a certain level, you might be able to open your own pocket dimension within the chaotic space.

Linley carefully inspected this spherical dimension.

“And this spherical dimension that seems like a training room is most likely something which an extremely powerful expert created for training. This expert is most likely of the Yulan continent. Or perhaps it would be better to say…he used to be.”

Linley was filled with nothing but the utmost of admiration for the expert who had created this pocket dimension.

“Create a pocket dimension?” Barker sighed in amazement as well.

“Didn’t the Four Overgods create the Four Higher Planes? Didn’t the Seven Principal Sovereigns create the Seven Divine Planes?” Linley laughed. “There are experts capable of opening their own pocket dimension.”

Linley understood that even Demigods only had the most rudimentary ‘Godrealm’ technique.

Someone who could create a stable pocket dimension in the middle of chaotic space was definitely an extraordinary person.

Barker’s eyes lit up. “Lord Linley, now I know why there is a massive magicite gem mine here. Look. The elemental essence density here is terrifyingly high. Even someone like me, who has poor elemental essence affinity, can clearly sense all sorts of elements here. And aside from elemental essence, there is a unique energy here as well.”

Linley, too, could sense the thick density of natural elemental essence here.

Earth, fire, water, wind, thunder, light, darkness. The density of all the elements here was unbelievably high. Aside from these seven, Linley could sense other sorts of energy as well. There was a sort of energy that was rather similar to Zassler’s, a terrifying destructive energy, and also an energy filled with life…

“This should be the energy belonging to the Four Overgods.” Linley knew that aside from the seven elemental types of energy, there were also four types of unique, profound energy.

Linley looked at Barker. “That door should be a connection between the Yulan continent and this dimension. Most likely, this secret room attracted a great deal of elemental energy, which created a huge magicite mine surrounding the door.”

“However…”

“The mysterious expert who trained here should have left a long, long time ago.” Linley was very certain of this.

“Oh?” Barker looked at Linley questioningly.

“Without this mysterious expert training here, there is no way such a large amount of elemental essence would have been drawn here. We’ve been in the Anarchic Lands for a while now. If we didn’t come mining here, who would have discovered all of these magicite gems?”

Linley laughed. “Logically speaking, to form such a massive magicite deposit, there should have been a huge amount of elemental essence here, a terrifying amount. Most likely, the experts of the entire Yulan continent would have sensed it.”

“But no one in our history has ever mentioned such a thing. Thus, the large amount of elemental energy being drawn here should have been something that happened an extremely long time ago.”

As he spoke, Linley suddenly shut his eyes and sat down.

“Lord Linley?” Barker called out softly.

But Linley seemed to have not noticed him at all, as he sat there in the meditative position quietly.

The pulse of the world, and its massiveness…

The ferociousness of the wind, and its gentle agility…

The scorching heat of the fire, and its explosiveness…

The softness of the water, like an endless field of cotton…

Within this pocket dimension, Linley could sense nature with greater clarity than he ever had before. Right now, he could also sense with a hundred times his previous clarity the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’, and the unique tempos possessed by the wind. He could also clearly sense the path he should take next.

Even the average elemental affinity he had for ‘fire elemental essence’ was magnified. Linley could clearly sense the fire elemental essence to such a high level that it was as strong as his normal affinity was for earth elemental essence outside of this pocket dimension.

Although the water elemental essence was still quite indistinct, Linley could still sense its unique rhythm and flows.

And he could also sense the unique energy coming from the Four Overgods.

“So this is how the throbbing pulse of the world works.” Linley felt a surge of joy in his heart. He felt as though his previous training was akin to listening to the sound of a clock from thousands of kilometers away. The sound of the clock was indistinct. But now, he was next to a grandfather clock, listening to the sound. He could clearly sense and hear the unique rhythms of that clock now.

The mysteries of the Throbbing Pulse of the World suddenly became clear to him.

“256 layers of vibrations? Haha…so that’s how it works. Here in the Yulan continent, it feels as though there are countless layers to the Throbbing Pulse of the World. But now it seems that although the Throbbing Pulse of the World has layer after layer, that is just the countless mysteries contained with a single layer which carries infinite mysteries, encapsulating all of the mysteries of my 256 layers.”

Linley instantly understood what his path of training should be.

In the past, Linley’s training was similar to reading a book and making the book ‘thicker’. But now, what he had to do was make the book ‘thin’ again. And the book was…the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’, one of the profound truths of the Elemental Laws of Earth.

“Upon having reached the 256 layers, I am halfway through my mastery of the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’. Now, what I must do is…reduced the Profound Truths of the Earth to a single layered wave.”

Originally, he went from one to 256, and now…he needed to go back to one.

Whenever Linley was able to contain all of the profound truths of that Law within a single vibration, and was able to utilize the full force of the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ in that vibration, only then would he be at the level of mastery. Most likely by then…with a single, simple blow from his sword, he would be able to shake his opponent into a pile of mud.

“A precious training ground.” Linley opened his eyes, now filled with shocked delight.

“Lord Linley?” Barker saw that Linley had woken up. He finally relaxed. “Lord, you sat there for three days.”

“Three days?” Linley knew that when immersed in sensing the Laws, the flow of time would become imperceptible. However, it was worth it…he had been stuck at the bottleneck with the 256 layers for over a year.

Without the mysterious training room…

Perhaps he would have been like many other experts and would be stuck at this bottleneck for dozens or hundreds of years, waiting for that moment of sudden insight. Only then would he know how to proceed.

“No wonder that mysterious expert created his own pocket dimension training room. Indeed…training within a pocket dimension in chaotic space allows one to sense the various Laws with a much greater clarity.” Linley had already become aware of the benefits of this place.

Although there weren’t any treasures or divine artifacts in this room, to an expert training in the various Laws, this room itself was a priceless treasure.

“Thank you for your gift, elder.” Linley bowed formally towards the training room.

Turning his head to look at the puzzled Barker, he said, “Barker, let’s go out for now. Most likely in a few days, the battle at the prefectural city of Cod will occur.” As he spoke, Linley walked out of the pocket dimension.

Barker was somewhat puzzled. Why had Linley bowed towards that expert who was currently who-knows-where?

He didn’t understand how grateful Linley felt.

He had been meditating and pondering for over a year, but hadn’t improved at all. That sort of stifling feeling was quite uncomfortable. No one knew how long Linley would have been stuck at that bottleneck. But thanks to the secret room, his path of training in the Laws would be a bit easier to walk.

“Nobody is permitted to enter this excavation tunnel. In the future, no one is allowed to mine here as well.” As he walked out of the tunnel, he gave the order to the military officers nearby. This pocket dimension was something which one could only dream.

It was far more precious than any sort of divine artifact.

Perhaps even the War God or the High Priest would feel envious and desirous if they found out about it.

“Demigods shouldn’t have the ability to create a pocket dimension.” Linley secretly thought to himself. Linley had the feeling that the ability to create a stable pocket dimension within chaotic space, even a small one, was something only a terrifyingly powerful expert could do.

Linley and Barker flew side by side towards the prefectural city of Cod.

The two headed directly to the military headquarters. Within the third floor of that hotel, Watts and his assistants were in a loud argument, but upon seeing Linley and Barker come in, all of them saluted respectfully.

“Watts, what is the current situation?” Linley asked.

Watts hurriedly reported, “Lord Linley, according to our investigation, the Radiant Church and the Cult of Shadows are constantly sending people over the river. However, their numbers are too great, and they have all sorts of siege weapons. Most likely, they won’t be finished with the river crossing until nightfall.”

Linley nodded slightly.

“I heard arguing just then. What are you arguing about?” Barker asked questioningly.

Watts said, “It’s like this. Over sixty to seventy thousand troops have already crossed the river. Their forces are somewhat in disarray, which is only natural following a river crossing. My assistants are recommending that we seize the opportunity to go out and attack them.”

“However, I vetoed that idea.” Watts said.


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125 thoughts on “Book 10, Chapter 36” - NO SPOILERS

  1. “One could imagine how valuable their magicite cores with.”
    How valuable their magicite cores “were”.

    ” However, the gems in these magicite mines had actually read the equivalence of the seventh and eighth ranked magicite cores, with some even comparable to magicite cores of the ninth rank.”
    “actually had the equivalence” instead of “had actually read the equivalence”?

    “slashing him at him millions of times”
    Get rid of the first “him”, or get rid of “at him”.

    “Someone who could create a stable pocket dimension in the middle of chaotic space was definitely something done by an extraordinary person.”
    This statement is a bit convoluted. It starts out describing a person using “someone”, then ends up describing “something” done by an extraordinary person. I’d rephrase it
    “Someone who could create a stable pocket dimension in the middle of chaotic space was definitely an extraordinary person.”

    Ren, you’re really in love with Sherry (mentioned twice this chapter). It’s Cod again I’m pretty sure, not Sherry!

  2. Hunting magical beasts of the eighth and ninth ranks was an extremely difficult task. One could imagine how valuable their magicite cores ‘with’. However, the gems in these magicite mines had actually ‘read’ the equivalence of the seventh and eighth ranked magicite cores, with some even comparable to magicite cores of the ninth rank.

    shouldn’t it be

    One could imagine how valuable their magicite cores “are”

    However, the gems in these magicite mines had actually “reach” the equivalence of the seventh and eighth ranked magicite cores,

    not so sure but, just make it feels right… 🙂

  3. btw ren at the end of the translation you said linley head to prefectural city of sherry? isn’t it Cod? since i remember that 3 story tall building that used to be hotel is in Cod.

  4. You’re the Best, Ren!
    Thanks as always!

    BTW, what’s the best technique to won against this demons in comment section?
    i wanna be first at least once.

  5. Thanks for the chapter!!

    Ren, is there a specific reason why you changed the build of the title? For example, you switched from “Chapter 36, The Door” to “Chapter 36: The Door”. Just curious^^

    1. I would say Qin Yu! That guy is just extremely lucky! Getting an in-rock fire ore, meteoric tear, his companion the eagle, hell he even survive death! I could probably list 20+ more lucky moments for Qin Yu. For Linley the major thing I can really remember is the ring (which comes with grandpa), discovering the blue heart grass, the dragon vs saint bear fight which gave him the opportunity to get dragon’s blood, and a few others.

      1. Qin Yu’s ‘bad luck’? Where? His dantian works in other way, sure. But not only did he encounter massive deal of super lucky events every time he does anything, but also found training technique from our “In Future Earth”, haha, most probably, judging from description of his dead “master”, and he can use it even more efficiently compared to his master just because of his specific Dantian. He is literally walking bag of luck xD

        But yea, to achieve greatness you need both power and luck 😛

          1. Not like any of his closest relatives died… And not like he cares about the ones who died that much anyway, he never even talked with them properly… His anger back then seemed to be somewhat shallow for me.

          2. His teacher and grandpa got killed, and his father,uncle humilliated, there’s that first village too though I don’t think anyone important died, just one lost arm again

          3. Woo what a tragedy… Sorry but i do not agree on the part that Qin Yu had unhappy life or suffered a lot of pain/unhappiness ;p

          4. where did I say so? that was the other guy but you said like he had perfectly happy life, he was close to his grandpa but I suppose his whole familly oughta be slaughtered for you to consider it a tragedy

          5. You also extravagate, i never said he had perfect life, too. But yes, you know little of world if you think that losing Grandfather and Master can be considered true tragedy… 😉

          6. *SPOILER*

            The tragic thing I remember is that his grandpa (sort of) died but it wasn’t in vain since his grandpa was satisfied and got his revenge. The next thing after is his father and uncle lost an arm and his master died, but for his father and uncle as lucky as he is was able to regrow their arms back. Correct me if I’m wrong but so far in his immediate family only his mother died. As for the Qin clan (prince, princesses and concubines of his brother) and its residents that was really tragic (millions have died) but like like the other poster said I don’t think he really cares for them a lot.

          7. then you once again also extravagate, I did not say he had a major tragedy, just a tragedy 😛 quit provoking me, you’re annoying, you should know Overlord Ren does not want arguements here

        1. Even if you think it’s a shallow reason. That’s the reason the author chose for his story thus it’s bad luck for Qin Yu and considered a tragedy. The reason was enough for the main character to swear vengeance and cut a path of bloody/flaming slaughter across the other continent.

          Even if they weren’t close to him you need to remember this is a Chinese author and this is a Chinese story. Chinese people usually value family quite highly (this isn’t always true), but he cared enough about them enough to give them low grade immortal weapons (sure he has a massive pile of those, but you don’t see him randomly giving them away).

          The other bad luck I’m thinking of is what happened to his beloved. While Linley enjoyed 9 or 12 years of a happy couple’s life. If that’s not bad luck I’m not sure what is!

          1. Wanna have some examples? Let’s start from FanFic and Novel ones:
            – Losing your family and being a beggar as kid, starving, being cold, ill, with noone to help you at all. And dying as result.
            – Getting randomly kidnapped by someone, raped and killed.
            – Getting smashed by Gigantic Saint Level Ape for no reason whatsoever (or any other beast that attacked Holy Union and Cult of Shadows…)
            – Getting in accident and losing ability to control your body, aka being invalid.
            – Getting yourself killed by someone you dont even know before you can notice anything happened.
            – Being captured, “trained” and sold as a slave.
            – Being orphan who is being abused mentally and physically by parents in law.

            Really want me to continue? Duuh, let’s just end this thread as it’s not going anywhere anyway… 😉

  6. Oh, my previous predictions were dead wrong. And at the start of the chapter, I thought it would be some sort of Hyperbolic Time Chamber, but apparently it’s an office with elemental energy.

    Also the picture I have of Barker standing anxiously next to a meditating Linley for three days is kind of funny.

    1. definitely a lot of similarities to hyberbolic time chamber.
      Time might not be faster in the room, but the idea of speeding up training and a pocket dimension through a door..
      A war could break out just for the room, forget the magicite gems

  7. Damn I feel like that place is going to be a meditation place for linley. But for now he’s going to improve the throbbing pulse of the earth, then he’ll go there for tempos of the wind

    1. Hopefully there are still some years before Necropolis will be opened, so he can get closer to Diety level 😛 Haha, it would be pure gold to see Linley geting Divine Spark and just giving it to Haeru, because he does not want it 😛

        1. Why? It reduces your training speed in future. Barker brothers are highly talented Undying Warriors, they can reach Diety level themselves given some time. While Haeru has virtually no hope of it as his type of magical beast is usually stuck at 9’th rank… As we got to know few chapters ago… 😉

          1. You are correct, but if Haeru joins Linly in the training room, he could absorb elemental essence faster/better then he could in the Yulan plane(remember when Hodon came to meet Linly but actually came to invite Haeru and Babe to go to the other planes as there they could improve faster there), I guess that if Haeru and Babe join Linly in the training room their progress will be faster as well allowing Haeru reaching deity level too ,it will take decades for Haeru but he will be able to reach it though.
            Sorry for the long runt huh..

          2. Haha, well, will Linley just throw it away/destroy it or give it to Desri because noone from his side even wants it? xD

          3. Haeru will probably die the moment he steps into this pocket dimension. Remember, Linley has to dragonform to withstand being there.

  8. Four types of unique, profound energy

    Life, Necromancer, Occult (what kinda of magic is this anyways), and ???

    Was it ever explained what the 4th was? it was stated that one of the overgod didn’t leave behind magic but still, what kinda of energy was it?

    Also interesting how Linley didn’t mention anything about light/dark energy.

    Maybe he master fire, then water after his current 2? in his attempt to master all? he already knows more then most. Dixie was just exceptional in 2. linley is exceptional in 2 and average in 1. i’m guessing water is slightly below average for him since he can sense water, but not light or dark in here (well as in to make a comment about it)

        1. So what kinda of magic is Oracular then? I can imagine Life being the Witch of Slaughter from the Gamer or advance healing.
          Predictions?

          Also, so it is Destruction energy. but is there a magic based on that? it was stated that 3 was known.

          1. The Overgod of Destruction didn’t pass down a magic. So we have Oracular magic from the Overgod of Fate, Death magic/Necromancy from the Overgod of Death(?) and Life magic from the Overgod of Life(?). Heidens uses Oracular magic and Zassler uses Death magic.

          2. So that means from the God of Destruction, Magic energy exist, but there no magic in particular?
            I wonder how the energy works then.

      1. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean the slowing of time. The ‘hyperbolic time chamber’ when mentioned outside of dragonball is usually used as a representation of a space/place/area which allows you to speed up your training relative to everyone else, regardless of the actual function.

  9. Hunting magical beasts of the eighth and ninth ranks was an extremely difficult task. One could imagine how valuable their magicite cores were worth.

    >> ‘worth’ should be cut here, right?

    And thank you for nice morning read 🙂

    1. “Upon having reached the 256 layers, I am halfway through my mastery of the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’. Now, what I must do is…reduced the Profound Truths of the Earth to a single layered wave.”

      >> “reduced” into “reduce”, mm? I think so, mm 😉

          1. im more suprised he didnt pick up the door and walk. he must be able to move the door? it should be like the rings. although if all else fails make a massive castle ontop of the mines .

          2. I wonder? I also thought about if he can move this dimension to his own house, but so far we dont really know ~~

  10. Thanks RWX and donors.

    I think Linley should have the two sides battle for a while, then initiate a ceasefire, agreeing to share the produce from the mine, something like 40:30:30. Meanwhile, he monopolizes the real treasure. Mwahahaaha.

  11. Weird relationship between the dark and light church, they’re like business partners lol, I would’ve expect(don’t know if ‘ed’ goes here) them to be fanatics not even being able to talk with each other.
    Now since there is a non hyberbolic time chamber 🙁 I just wanna see him train there and don’t give a shit about the war anymore XD
    btw I think with just 50 years he would be able to reach god level there, seems like a high god made that place

    1. ‘Expected’ would be correct, yes 😀 And yea, not all of them are fanatics, only few of them. Remember that Linley lived in a country controlled by Radiant Church, too? It’s not like everyone he met there was devoted to this faith 😉

  12. Thanks for the chapter. I’ve always felt that Linley already has the spark of a god and it’s just waiting for him to reach the level to absorb it. Remember omen the earlier volumes, the god of the radiant church touched him with its presence.

    1. It was Coiling Dragon Ring 😛 But yea, what you said is partially right. When one reaches high enough enlightement Divine Spark will descent onto him by itself 😉

      1. I think it’s similar to how his spiritual energy or battle qi transforms. In the beginning his energy was a gas, then became dense enough to be a liquid. Once he became a saint I think it became a solid. Supposedly that should also be the foundation of a divine spark once he is able to take all he knows of the laws into account.

          1. It turns into liquid when you reach seventh rank, which is exactly what makes the transition from the sixth to the seventh a major hurdle.
            Transition to the saint level makes your soul crystallize, afaik.

  13. Thanks for the chapter to Ren and DL!

    About that pulse of the world. So, there’s basically a certain vibration that permeates all the planes in existence, and passing through the Yulan plane it induces oscillation at a certain base frequency and other 255 distinguishable partials. So far, Linley’s figured those 256 frequencies and learned how to reproduce them independently, but now he has to reconstruct a single vibration that decomposes into all of them, with a specific amplitude for each? Just figuring out the amplitudes already implies resolving a system with 256 unknows, so good luck with that, not that he has any lack of luck, though.

    1. Dont add too many physics into this. When he got to know what he needs to do he will only need to get the feel of it, its not like every Saint needs to run maths every time he wants to enlighten himself xD Now all Linley needs is time 🙂

      1. Well, I don’t expect anyone in that world to use scientific approach, but think about it: he has to use try and see approach to simultaneously tune in 256 frequencies. Even if he needs a rough estimates for amplitudes, and there are but a few steps for each, the number of possible combinations is..significant.

          1. Yup, he’ll just get a sudden flash of insight from observing/experiencing something presumably unrelated, and will be able to reproduce that vibration (almost) precisely after indulging in tree-hugging for a month or so 😀

          2. Hahaha, nah. Basically Enlightements work like… Mmm, how to explain it well to you?

            Imagine being in total darkness, and looking for a goal. Impossible, right? Now there goes flash of genius and you actually find a goal, which can be close to you, or even really far from you. Important part is that you know what you want to reach.

            Now, walking the “road” in the darkness is process of imbuing oneself with elements, thinking out how next stages work (as you suggested, controlling frequencies to merge them into one), meanwhile trying out parts you are unsure about in normal practice.

            🙂

          3. Humu, it’s like you have a problem you don’t know how to approach at all, then, with a flash, you get a PDE system with 256 unknows, and you know that it has a unique solution. Then, you just take a pencil and a stack of paper, and derive it, plugging in some estimates from time to time. Yup, that would surely work, and I bet you can finish, like, really fast! 😀

          4. Jokes aside, I think IET stepped into a well-known pitfall at some point. An author shouldn’t describe how high-level magic research is performed in his setting, or go deep into technical details in general. All it achieves is that credibility suffers, and, well, the page count increases, yes.
            If you were to say that a character on his level-up learns Power Word: Kill that kills anyone with no spell resistance and 100hp or less, no one would object. On the other hand, if you try to describe how exactly it works and what it took for a character to research it…

          5. Why? I think it’s nice that he explained that well and everything makes sense, as far as Fantasy World Logic goes, right?

          6. First, just to make sure, I consider the skills that high-level warriors use to be magic. Just like in D&D, where a Psychic Warrior is different from a Psion and has a non-matching list of powers, but is still a psionics user and is fundamentally different from a vanilla fighter.

            If we talk about magic, what readers really need to know are the requirements and the effects. Magic can and generally should be based on natural laws, but the moment you describe the exact process based on the laws of nature that is used to achieve the desired effect, it becomes science and the magic disappears.

            In practice, any detailed description provided by an author is bound to be full of holes, or we would have magi in the real world as well. If you just state that the things work and that they work in this particular way, as long as some semblance of balance remains, you don’t break readers’ suspension of disbelief. The moment you start talking about mechanics, you focus their attention on the issue. For some readers this part would be just the bird language they gloss over, while others will start to question things and take notice of asspulls. I don’t see what is there for an author to gain by going that way.

            Honestly, if I’m not told what kind of problem Linley’s solving in his head, I would just look at the final result and say “Wow, Linley, so cool!”. If there is the description of the problem, and it looks nearly impossible to solve, but Linley spends several thousands of years to crack it, I can still buy it. But we all know how the actual story goes, so his new achievements just make me silently sigh.

            Going on a tangent, I’m not particularly thrilled about the rapid increase of his power level. Actually, I think I enjoyed the Ernst Institute arc the most: it had a lot of facets to it, while now Linley’s become a detached individual mainly involved in tree-hugging and steamrolling. That’s fun and all, but it can get old fast.

    2. Thank Ren for you hard work.

      @Dariel Interestingly.. I didn’t understand what Linley understood in that Chamber when I read the chapter. But Once I read your explanation I had a sudden realization of what he understood. May be now I should start meditating along with Linley.

      1. Yeah, I had to read that part twice. There’s a jump from the pulse of the earth to the pulse of the world and the transition from infinity to 256, so, I guess, it could have been written in a less confusing way.

        As far as joining Linley goes, I’ll wait until the existence of dryads is scientifically proved 😀

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