Book 11, Chapter 18

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Book 11, Necropolis of the Gods – Chapter 18: The Fate-Determining Strike

“Most powerful attack?” Desri’s eyes lit up, and he mentally said, “How confident are you?”

“Right now, 70% confident.” Linley said. “The prerequisite being I have to get near him.”

Linley stared at the distant Flame Tyrant. The Flame Tyrant, upon entering his battle-form, had shrunk dramatically in size, and even the rocks making up his body had changed. One could imagine how dramatically the power of the Flame Tyrant’s defense and speed had risen.

Right now, the Flame Tyrant truly was terrifying!

But to Linley, this sort of rocky defense was useless against him.

“If the Flame Tyrant didn’t shrink in size and was still hundreds of meters tall, then the rocks making up his body alone would be nearly a hundred meters thick. My ‘Profound Truths of the Earth’, after traveling a hundred meters, would probably have dropped in power to a fairly low level. It would be hard to destroy that gemstone core. But now…

Linley was quite confident in his heart.

“Now that it is only a few dozen meters tall, the translucent rock should be fairly close to the outside layer of its stone body, perhaps not even ten meters away.

The closer the distance was, the less weakened the waves of the Profound Truths of the Earth would be. At such a close distance, Linley was quite confident in himself. “If I can’t even kill him in a situation like this, then that Flame Tyrant should be a Deity-level creature.”

Desri glanced at Linley, his eyes filled with surprise and delight.

But right at that moment…

The Flame Tyrant, which had been chatting with them just now, charged at them once again. He bellowed wildly, “Haha…puny humans, none of you will survive. All of you will die!” As he spoke, he chopped out with his axe yet again.

An expert who hadn’t managed to dodge in time was chopped directly into two halves.

“Clay!” Linley’s face changed.

Clay was a very open and valiant man, with extremely powerful defense. His weakness was his speed…but no matter how tough his defense was, it still couldn’t withstand a single blow from the Flame Tyrant.

“Hurry.”

Desri, Fain, Rutherford…and Linley all retreated at high speed alongside the other major experts, pulling away from the murdering, bellowing Flame Tyrant. As they flew, Desri hurriedly spoke mentally to the others.

“Rosarie, Rutherford, Fain, Bebe, Cleo and brothers. The three of you, listen up. Linley has 70% confidence in being able to kill that Flame Tyrant, but of course, he first has to be able to get close to its body.” Desri’s voice rang out in the minds of all the other experts.

While flying at high speed, Rosarie, Rutherford, and Fain all immediately looked at Linley.

Linley nodded.

“Good. I have the energy to just barely be able to force myself to cast one more ‘Absolute Zero’.” Rosarie spoke back mentally as well. Rosarie was also a Grand Magus Saint. Generally speaking, a Grand Magus Saint would only be able to cast a single wide-effect forbidden-level spell, and even if they had some sort of precious treasure, they would at most be able to cast two.

But Rosarie was capable of casting three, even in an environment such as the sixth floor.

And clearly, the power of her spells had been modified and improved. First of all, the area of the ‘Absolute Zero’ spell had been reduced greatly; it wasn’t like how the books had written about it, with an area of dozens of square kilometers. But in terms of single-target damage, it clearly was far more powerful as well.

“We three brothers will defend Linley as he heads over towards the Flame Tyrant’s body.” One of the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions said.

Linley and Fain stared in surprise at the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions.

“You’ll be able to take one of his hits?” The experts present were all a bit worried.

The eldest of the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lion, Cleo, snorted. “Don’t worry. In the past, we three brothers, alongside with our father, encountered even more dangerous situations when we were in the Gebados Prison. Although the three of us haven’t gained insight into other things, we have gained quite a bit of insight into life-saving measures.”

In the Gebados Planar Prison, the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions had continuously struggled to stay alive.

For them to be able to survive in that sort of environment was partially due to the protection of their father, Dylin, but their own power was one of the main reasons as well.

“I can also cast one more forbidden-level spell. I hope it will be able to affect the Flame Tyrant.” Desri said.

“Boss. I…” Bebe was frantic.

“Bebe, no need.” Linley knew Bebe’s situation very well. Bebe’s defense was extremely tough, but whether or not Bebe would be able to take a hit from the Flame Tyrant was something Linley wasn’t certain about. After all, Bebe hadn’t been alive for long enough. Although Godeater Rats had their own amazing powers, he hadn’t gained insight into most of them yet.

While flying at high speed, Desri was occasionally looking back and keeping an eye on the Flame Tyrant.

But suddenly, Desri’s face changed, and he let out a fierce, grief-stricken cry. “Hayward!!!”

A devilish blood red hatched cut a swathing blur through the air, and the fleeing fire-style Grand Magus Saint, Hayward, was chopped directly into two, with the chopped section disappearing into nothingness. Hayward’s two chopped halves fell down from the air, collapsing into the lava river.

“No fun.” The Flame Tyrant turned to stare at Linley and the others. “It’s more interesting dealing with you people. You sure can run.”

The Flame Tyrant’s body, dozens of meters high, transformed into a red blur, charging straight towards Linley’s group. As the Flame Tyrant charged towards them, it laughed loudly and wildly, “Haha, no matter how you run, you’ll still die. Haha…”

Only eleven or twelve of the experts in the group of twenty-plus experts which Olivier and Hayward had been in were still alive.

In a short period of time, more than ten had perished.

“Whew.” Olivier was hiding next to a boulder, and he secretly let out a relieved sigh. “This Flame Tyrant…” Olivier stared at that distant, terrifying red blur and he couldn’t help but shake his head toward himself. He was famous for his powerful attacks, but this Flame Tyrant was his bane.

And right now, the Flame Tyrant was currently chasing after Linley’s group.

“Haha, fleeing is usel-” The Flame Tyrant was laughing loudly, but he only finished half his words.

Suddenly, Rosarie turned around. Her long jade hair fluttering, she stared coldly at the distant Flame Tyrant as she extended her hands and pointed towards it.

Countless amounts of snow and frost began to descend from nowhere.

The extremely hot environment instantly transformed into a world of ice and snow, and the lava once again congealed. The flames around the Flame Tyrant’s body were extinguished, and a layer of ice and frost covered it. Only, the Flame Tyrant’s body continued to be covered by that layer of red light.

Water-style, forbidden-level magic: Absolute Zero!

“This technique yet again.” The Flame Tyrant bellowed angrily. “This technique is useless against me!” Although this spell wasn’t very effective, the Flame Tyrant truly hated it.

As a fire-type creature, the Flame Tyrant truly hated ice and snow. What he liked best was sleeping in the middle of hot lava.

The nine major experts halted in mid-air, with Rosarie and Desri in the center. After Rosarie finished casting her spell, Desri, who had been mumbling a spell this entire time, pointed one hand at the distant Flame Tyrant, and a holy aura suddenly descended.

The sound of holy chanting could be heard, and dream-like dots of white light suddenly surrounded the Flame Tyrant.

An Angel that was dozens of meters tall suddenly appeared out of nowhere, but its body was hazy and indistinct, as though it were an illusion. Behind the Angel were three sets of wings. The sudden appearance of this massive Angel caused the Flame Tyrant to be even more enraged.

Light-style forbidden-level magic: Angelic Descent.

This Angel wasn’t a true Angel; rather, it was a manifestation of light-style energy, much like the earth-style forbidden-level spell, ‘World Protector’. It wasn’t a true life form. This sort of creature was very hard to deal with, because it was formed from pure energy. It didn’t have any true vital points. The only thing that could be done was to cause it to use up all of its energy.

“F*ck off.” The Flame Tyrant swung his greataxe straight at it.

This one blow from the greataxe caused the illusionary Six-Winged Angel’s body to shudder, and a good amount of its energy disappeared.

“What a ferocious axe.” Desri’s face changed, and with a sudden thought…

The illusory Six-Winged Angel suddenly charged down, not giving the Flame Tyrant any chance to dodge. All six of its wings were spread, and it suddenly clutched tightly around the Flame Tyrant, preventing the Flame Tyrant from moving while its six wings wrapped around the Flame Tyrant as well.

“Explode!” Desri softly spat out this single word.

“Bang!”

Even the rocky ground of the sixth floor shuddered, and a storm of energy blasted in every direction, breaking apart large amounts of stone. But right in the middle of that energy storm…

“Let’s go.” Linley and the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions transformed into four blurs, charging forward.

“Linley, let us deal with the attack of the Flame Tyrant. All you need to worry about is taking and killing him.” The three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions seemed very reliable and confident.

“Don’t worry.” Linley held Bloodviolet in one hand and the adamantine heavy sword in the other.

The Flame Tyrant’s body wasn’t too badly damaged, but suffering two forbidden-level spell attacks in a row had made the Flame Tyrant very angry. Bellowing madly, he charged forward once again, but as he did, the Flame Tyrant suddenly discovered that four blurs were already by his side.

“Detestable.” The furious Flame Tyrant brandished his axe, chopping down.

The Bloodlust Greataxe glowed with that blood red light as it descended, but the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions’ bodies suddenly emitted a black substance, like some sort of form-fitting armor. The strangest part of it was…atop the black armor, there was a layer of dim, multicolored barrier.

“Bang!”

The three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions didn’t dodge at all, receiving the attack of that Bloodlust Greataxe head-on as one unit. The translucent, multicolored barrier around their bodies caved downwards as the three brothers received the blow of the Bloodlust Greataxe, while Linley transformed into a black rainbow as he charged next to the Flame Tyrant.

While charging, Linley struck out with the adamantine heavy sword in his hand.

“Hrmph.” The Flame Tyrant didn’t fear Linley’s attack in the slightest. In his battle-form, his defense was several times greater than it had been originally. He didn’t fear any Saint-level human experts at all. What he did care about was these three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions.

The adamantine heavy sword moved with grace, but it was as fast as lightning, and it struck directly against the chest of the Flame Tyrant.

“Clink!” A very gentle, soft sound.

The previously confident Flame Tyrant suddenly froze. A strange vibration seemed to completely ignore the defense of his rocky body, and in fact actually caused the countless stones which made up its body to begin to vibrate, as it made its way to his inner core.

When the vibrational waves reached the translucent gemstone which was his core…

The power of Linley’s full-force strike suddenly exploded. The fierce, profound power of the earth’s vibrational waves caused that translucent gemstone to instantly begin to crack, and then…

“BOOM!”

The translucent stone completely shattered into countless fragments!

Profound Truths of the Earth – Throbbing Pulse of the World, 64 Layered Waves!

Linley’s most powerful attack!

“Rumble…” The Flame Tyrant stared at Linley in disbelief. The fire that had been wrapped around his body was extinguished, and the fire that lit his eyes grew dim as well. His enormous body transformed into countless boulders which began to fall from the sky.

With the translucent stone shattered, the Flame Tyrant’s body itself began to crumble.

“Success!” Desri called out, wildly overjoyed.

“Haha, Boss, success!” Even Bebe began to shout in joy.

As for the extremely ashen-faced Rosarie, even she revealed a hint of excitement as she smiled. Rutherford and Fain also stared at the distant Linley, hovering in mid-air. It was Linley who had finally killed the Flame Tyrant and rescued everyone.

“The King…the King is dead!” The dozens of nearby Magma Demons, seeing this, were completely stupefied.

The ‘King’ whom they all felt to be invincible had been trampling these humans just a few moments ago, but now…he was dead!

“This axe is so strange.” One of the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions flew directly downwards. The Bloodlust Greataxe had already shrunk to the size of a human palm, and it had fallen by the side of a lava river. The Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lion grabbed the axe, then flew back up.

“Linley, this divine artifact is yours.” The Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lion offered the dark red hatchet to Linley.


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157 thoughts on “Book 11, Chapter 18” - NO SPOILERS

      1. Actually, why not use it himself? It should be at least as good as the adamantine heavy sword in terms of delivering earth-based attacks, and if he can use those attacks even with simple punches, it means that the type of weapon doesn’t matter all that much.

        1. Linley once said that power of his profound truths of the earth used with bare fists is only half of that used with adamantite heavy sword 😉 And yea, weapon does matter much.

          1. Yup, the size and even more so, the weight, matters a lot. Which actually makes perfect sense, vibrations of a dense heavy body possess greater energy. And that axe is always the right size, so not too small, not too cumbersome, and I bet it’s even heavier than Bladeless.
            If punches work then the shape of the weapon doesn’t matter, and it’s not like Linley has ever practices fencing with Bladeless as he did with Bloodviolet. Looks like we were just misled by the axe’s size into thinking it’s a weapon for someone else…

        1. His best bet is 3’rd floor with pandas, it was stated by one of the saints that 1’st floor will drive you crazy if you stay there for too long ;p

          1. Panda World is in 4th floor… and its fairly easy to go to Resting Area of 5th floor from there because Panda Prime Saint don’t want to kill them

          2. Whoops, so 4’th 😛 Good point! But remember that pandas actually attacked Linley at first. Panda Boss only needs to threaten experts at Linley’s level, others are no threat.

        2. Seeing how casually Hayward was done in… And how Desri cheerfully celebrated the victory moments later… Barker might not appear any more, and it won’t even be a big deal.

          1. Yup. They were all prepared to die, so death of comrade hurts, but if they were to grief over it now, it would affect their mental state for next soon-to-come battle 🙂

          2. you guys really don’t care about friends at all do you???
            well can’t blame you since it’s barkers fault for being to cocky thinking he can go there with linley and safely return! but….. have some heart! how many times do you think barker and his bros went on their way for linley!
            they even call him lord!

          3. @Yuzu
            That’s why I was complaining about IET not spending enough time to flesh out characters. I simply don’t care about someone I barely know. I mean, we know Barker’s ability and his combat worth, but do we really know him as a person? That’s why all I feel is “Oh, Linley’s down a valuable military asset”…

          4. Don’t tell me you didn’t like Ernst Institute/Fenlai Kingdom arcs? I wouldn’t call them slow, yet they definitely were better balanced. And not just those two. Well, anyway, let’s see how the story goes once the dungeon crawl arc is over 🙂

            @RWX
            The terror your “little” community poses, eh? 😀

          5. Well, again, Dariel’s right.

            My best example is Delia. All you guys have loved Delia since day 1 (I seriously think that most were re-readers, but whatever). And I was there, reading like: “Delia? But… Delia has appeared 4 times in 8 books. And… in those 4 times, she has been “talked about” for 3 lines, or actually talked for 1…. How can you possibly like her? What is there to like?”
            So… yeah…

    1. Allright.. just as I thought, Linley get the Greataxe 😀
      Aw man… Clay and Hayward died… 🙁

      “While flying at high speed, Desri was occasionally looking back and keeping an eye on the Flame Tyrant.

      But suddenly, Hayward’s face changed, and he let out a fierce, grief-stricken cry. “Hayward!!!””
      Desri?

  1. Thanks for the chapter! ^__^

    sixth! deym the f5 sickness finally got to me >w< i could always resist commenting before. well, i'm only gonna do it this one time ^w^ haha

    1. woahh, amazing chapter! ^o^ i hope the Bloodlust Great Axe can transform into a Bloodlust Greatsword/Heavysword! looks like Linely won’t be needing his Adamantine Heavysword anymore, i really think he will replace it because he doesn’t really call it by its name “Bladeless”; like its not important

    1. Dylin, Kittens and Co: Official Distributor of Divine Artifacts on the Yulan Plan. Our clients include renown individuals like Linley Baruch! Come and become our client..or a breakfast.

  2. TY for the hard work on the chapter, i guess he is going to weed out some lava monsters with his new divine Axe. Also he is overgeared much? most saints don’t even have a single divine treasure, he has 3 O_O

    1. thats precisely why Linley could survived all this years against superior opponents… or else he would be dead a long time ago
      And also to make up thousands of years difference of training and experience with other Prime Saints

  3. Thanks Ren and Donators!

    “Linley has a 70% confidence in being able to kill that Flame Tyrant,”
    Should say “Linley is 70% confident” or “Linley has 70% confidence”

    “And clearly, the power of her spells had clearly been modified and improved. ”
    Double “clearly”?

    “But suddenly, Hayward’s face changed, and he let out a fierce, grief-stricken cry. “Hayward!!!”
    I’m assuming Desri let out that cry? Might want to make it more clear. From the wording might mistake it as Hayward crying his own name. Maybe “Hayward” in this sentence was supposed to be “Desri”?

    “while Linley transformed into a black rainbow as he chaged next to the Flame Tyrant.”
    “charged” not “chaged”

  4. the cats is making linley able to get divine artifact without any saint complaining !!!
    (if linley take it by himself. people 99% will complain :D).
    i kinda like the cats now :D. i hope they never become linley’s enemy.

    btw

    But suddenly, Hayward’s face changed, and he let out a fierce, grief-stricken cry. “Hayward!!!”

    a bit strange. does hayward is a narcist that shout his own name at the brink of death ? :D.

    edit: apparently already fixed 😀

    1. When the cats swallowed hundreds of dragons, I thought they were dreadful and detestable. But in fact they were only stressed out and hungry after terrifying Necropolis-God experience-like in Gebados Prison for thousands of years….
      I guess currently they quite likeable 🙂
      Probably one of them could mate with Haeru and give birth to 9th rank or Saint-level cat magical beast 😛

    2. I like cute kittens too (actually I’m a cat person, only came to like rats cuz of bebe)!!
      I liked them from the beginning, when dylin came out of the prison holding three little kittens!!! dylin is apparently handsome and holding kittens! I had fun time imagining that! how cute (>.<)!!!

          1. Hah 😛 Well i will not get a dog if i don’t have both enviroment and time to take care of it, so it will not drive me mad 😛

          2. throw away that dog for a month and get a cute cat with a puffy tail! you won’t even think about dog a anymore! trust me cats are thousand times better! and you don’t need to pay extra attention to it like for a dog! cats are easy and simple!

          3. Environment and time are definitely important, but there’s also certain difference between how you imagine having a dog is, and how it turns out when you actually get one 😀
            And I guess I always was more into birds, but those are really high maintenance.

            @Yuzu
            It will be hard to throw it away since it’s been years since I’ve seen it 🙂

          4. Dogs look up to their owners and consider them their masters. Cats look down on their owners, and can easly turn around and leave it they feel so. That’s one of the reasons i don’t really favour cats.

          5. Actually, depends on the breed and how it’s raised. Kittens really take after their mother-cats.
            I’ve seen dogs who wouldn’t listen and would always have their own opinion no matter how much you train them, and I’ve seen cats which would meet you at the door, then jump on you shoulders to take a nap the moment you sit down. It really depends.

          6. Hmmm, well, duh. Your words changed my opinion, but to be sure i would need to see it myself 😉

          7. @ caladblog – about you’re statement before, not true, that’s just a story made up by cat heaters!!! I’m not saying dogs aren’t good but cats are more considerate! cats are way more better than dogs to ease your loneliness! ( I know my kitty is always around me at home and none of my cats left me aside from the ones who had unfortunate deaths )

            @ dariel – that’s right! cats are cute! and they play with you more than dogs too!

          8. That’s a huge generalization, but I’ve heard the following about choosing between cats and dogs: cats help to get rid of negative emotions, but don’t do much to build up positive ones, dogs, on the contrary, can do nothing about relieving you of negative feelings, but are better at bringing positive ones.
            But, as any generalization, take it with a pinch of salt.

          9. The moment when you take a second and realize that you were discussing dogs and cats pros and cons in comment section of Coiling Dragon like it was most natural thing to do… *Chuckle* ^.^

          10. It’s Ren’s bad luck that all of us were online at the same time. I kind of want to see his face when he comes back and sees a-a-all those comments.

          11. well you guys always argue about comments! saying what’s right and wrong! specially dariel you never agree do you???! I think ren’ll just delete these comments in whole so no pressure!

          12. Haha, i know right? The three of us made like 60% of comments here xD

            And i doubt he would delete any comments unless there was too heavy arguing or flame 🙂

  5. Thanks.
    Not sure if this is correct:
    Linley stared at the distant Flame Tyrant. The Flame Tyrant, upon entering his battle-form, had shrunk dramatically in sense

    “in sense” – do you mean “in size”?

    1. LOL, so addicted xD See, Ren? What you did to us all! Haha.

      But yeah, why not use your tech-issues in work to lower chapter count per day to 2, or even 1 for some time, until your hand heals?

  6. Hmmm since that axe was wielded by a fire type beastie, is it a fire type weapon? Kinda like how the blood violet sword is a wind type weapon and bladeless, the adamantite heavy sword, is good for Earth type. If it is a fire weapon, does Linley finally start making use of his fire element affinity?

    1. I think the Greataxe just covered with Tyrant Flame battle Qi. Just like when Blumer changed the power of his sword when he fight Wharton

      So it’s not necessarily to wield Bloodlust Greataxe with Fire element

    2. I don’t think it will be any worse for profound truths of the earth copared to his adamantite heavy sword 🙂 Bloodviolet is especially fit for Wind and ill suited for Earth, same goes other way around with adamantite heavy sword. Such happens because of their size and composition of materials. But it may just as well prove itself to be just right you said 🙂 Dunno about Linley ‘wasting’ his time with fire element training, through.

          1. As in he is already totally OP with two elements. So if he becomes just as strong in a third element, wouldn’t he be like the most OP guy in existence?
            edit: So is that something which can be considered “wasting time”?

          2. His affinity towards fire is only average. He can train in it if he truly reaches bottleneck for both Earth and Wind at the same time, but if he does not, it’s waste of time. Linley will improve much more by advancing his main elements in same amount of time compared to trying to train fire element. He is at best at 4-5’th Magus rank with Fire Element. It would take dozen of years for it to reach even 9’th rank… Not even mentioning level of finding Truths of Fire.

          3. That’s something that was never really made clear. I mean I thought it was all raising spiritual essence/energy to x lvl. Then gathering the necessary elemental energy. So if he is at this point almost a saint lvl mage, then shouldn’t it just be that he has to spend a bit of time gathering the necessary fire element energy since he already has the spirit component in hand?

          4. Linley has exceptional elemental affinity with earth and wind, hence gathering the necessary elemental energy took him a fraction of time that less talented magi require. That’s why his only bottleneck was spiritual energy. Normal magi have to balance the time they spend on accumulating both, and when it comes to fire, Linley’s only average.

          5. Actually, it was stated clearly in chapters when Linley killed younger brother of Clayde, whatever he was called. So i am pretty sure i am right 🙂

            PS: And as Dariel said, it was stated in indirect ways, too, which he already explained here 🙂

  7. Thanks for the chapter Ren, greekyle, HB of New Jersey, augistis, kas051, and SR of the UK! It’s getting good.. I wonder if they will retreat to the 5th level to rest up and heal then wipe the guys on the 6th level out and then move on from there.

    1. Most of Prime Saints are still perfectly fine. They can just wipe out Magma Demons and rest here, no need to retreat backwards i guess. But they might just go back so enviroment will be less hot and will allow many of them to rest better, no need to waste battle qi or magical power for barriers 🙂

      1. although i would very much like a oncoming massacre and seeing the floor completly cleared. it seems more likly that all the lava monsters will bow down and let them pass….

          1. I agree on this, there needs to be a slaughter fest =). Lots and lots of magma creature dust everywhere lol.

  8. an axe…? are you serious??? what is this!? is linley a walking museum or what? all the speculations are wrong!!! that bast… no that linley went and took the axe for himself???? whaaaaaat?
    MCs doesn’t use axes! they use swords! what is linley doing!! he has admantine sword if he wants to chop peoples heads off,why an axe! axe is just….. so laamee!!!!

      1. but it’s soooo lame!
        just think if he uses an axe what would be his catch phrase before killing!! ‘all of ya tree trunks line up I’ll cut ya off nice and neat,bwahahaha!’
        just think about it how lame is that!!!
        I totally oppose this idea of MC using an axe weapon!

        and one more thing, as the way things are going I won’t be surprised if the amount of people coming to kill linley raised double! I mean if they somehow succeed then it’s a jackpot!!!

    1. So, a hero must use a sword? The funny thing is, swords are fairly specialized weapons made for the sole purpose of killing other humans. Which means that a hero’s supposed to mainly target humans, even in the world full of magical beasts and monsters, hm?
      On a practical side, weapons like spears or polearms are way more universal and were used for hunting as well, so they are most useful when fighting non-humanoid opponents. You can’t fence with Bladeless anyway, so it’s nice diversification: fast and sharp sword for humanoid opponents, heavy great axe for large and tough monsters. Heck, axes are mighty heroic weapons in Norse mythology.

      1. You need to remember that Linley’s truths are also specialized ‘weapons’. His tempos of the wind would not work well with spear, nor rippling wind with anything else apart from Bloodviolet. Axe itself is fine, but in battle it will not serve another purpose compared to adamantite heavy sword. It might have more powerfull basic physical attack, but we all know that it barerly matters at this level of power… Unless it’s abilities are more mysterous (apart from berserk state, which seems to be stupidly OP xD)

        1. What about weapon’s reach? Even more so, the ability to change size? If your weapon can grow bigger/smaller in the midst of combat, it makes it extremely hard for an opponent to cope with it.

          1. It can only grow bigger/smaller, it can’t grow directly longer, so it would become impossible to wield it if he made it too big and his attack would become less effective, aka easier to dodge. Additional surprise reach of – at most – 2 meters is nice, but it will not be any major factor at battles at this level. It would be more usefull vs opponents of humanoid size, too.

          2. I’d say, if your weapon can change between one-handed hand axe and two-handed great axe in a blink of an eye (or the time it takes you to change the grip), and you have sufficient strength to freely swing either (and axes are always about strength rather than finesse), the effect can be devastating, as you’re likely to surprise an opponent, land a clean hit, then rumble-rumble-meat-volcano….

      2. @ dariel – blah blah blah…!!! enough with your blabbering! you always gives a loooong comment to prove your point don’t you!? I get sleepy half way while reading them! you’re like sun knight!
        don’t go spouting nonsense about your logic just think about it in a NORMAL way! ‘a handsome guy with a shiny long sword’ that’s a perfect hero! or some might prefer ‘a muscular guy with a giant axe’
        well for me, I like handsome skinny guy not the giant! that’s why I said axe won’t go well with linley!

        PS. now don’t go saying things about the shrinking size of the axe!

        1. Wait, what? You actually are imagining Dragonblood Warrior as skinny man? 😛

          ‘normal logic’ xD Ok, Ok, i will not dig, Ren-san wants us to not create too much ruckus 😀

          1. I’m not gonna be mean or anything, but… Yuzu… you totally are picturing Linley as a tall slender bishonen type aren’t you? xDxDxD rofl well to each their own but there is noway. Linley has definitely gotta be really muscular. Maybe not on the barker bro’s lvl but still.

          2. no I don’t mean he’s skinny! I meant he’s not a ugly giants like wharton and barker bros! he’s normal and handsome! arrgh! *sigh* you guys won’t understand!!!

          3. I am scared to even think how Linley looks in Dragonform in this bishounen version. I will not even get any further into it, enough teasing Yuzu 😛

            @Below: *Dying of laughter, come on! My tummy hurts! xD*

          4. OK, after that statement about normal logic, I’m half-convinced Yuzu really is a girl.

            And Linley’s slender only compared to Wharton. And Wharton’s only difference with Barker brothers is slightly slimmer waist and not-exactly-blunt-axe-carved-face…

          5. just wait till the manhua gets there! you’ll see! how can you say such a cute kid’ll grow up to be a ugly giant!

          6. I was warned few times about manwha being above and beyond bad, so i am not going to read or look at it at all. 😉

          7. Wharton is 2.2m tall. Also:
            Master Longhaus secretly sighed to himself. Good grief. Where did these people come from? Wharton’s massive physique had already shocked Longhaus, but Wharton was at least relatively handsome. Gates was totally different. His waist was astonishingly thick, and the man himself looked like a giant bear.
            Relatively. And that’s when put next to Gates. And I believe it was mentioned that Wharton had more handsome features than Linley. Yup, sorry, Yuzu, even fantasy world is imperfect…

          8. Uhu, here nope. Linley should be better-looking compared to Wharton from what the story said 🙂 But surerly he is rather rough type, not bishounen type 🙂

          9. Strange, I remember it being the opposite, but finding out the truth will require digging through the most of book 9, and I’ll pass on that. For a variety of reasons, actually 😀

          10. heh? you give up?? well I can’t blame you since you can not possibly convince that wharton’s good looking than linley just because he’s a bit taller!!! from what I imagine wharton’s like hulk but not green!
            quit saying bishounen, I just said he’s handsome! don’t screw up my fantasy!

  9. this chap keeps disappointing me more and more!!! why the hell is that oliver is still alive???? why kill hayward and clay! when that sneaky bastard’s hiding behind a rock!!! what a rip off!! that bastard sure has lots of dumb luck!
    thanx for the chap btw!! *sigh*

          1. But Yuzu said that fifty’s too old, and Linley’s 49-50 years old atm, so in a couple of chapters the love might wither…

          2. He is eternally 30-years old looking. Given normal lifespan of people in Yulan Continent, it’s comparable to 20’ish old from our world. 😛

          3. Yeah, but I believe the problem was with his calendar age. Which is kind of odd, as it doesn’t even equate his mental age: all he does is thinking about laws and training, so I doubt his social experience is vastly different compared to when he was eighteen.

          4. hmph! of course I love linley! everybody else does too you know! (he’s my perfect hero!) and it’s not a matter of age, guys won’t understand! even with quantum computers guys are just too dumb *sigh*

          5. No? I would totally go for 5 000 years old woman who looks like 30’ish old 😀 And i bet any man would, if she was a beauty on top of it xD No hope for love, but always some nice adventure with an immortal 😀

          6. yuck! you like older women! disgusting!
            if you really want to then go wink at pennyslin she give you a nice slap in the face to correct that weird brain engine! (but a slap from saint will probably do more damage than correcting) ‘well who cares right! since it’s from beauty right!’ urgh, disgusting!!! *goosebumps*

          7. Hm… I’m still contemplating on how many profound truths about this and that Cathy has mastered over 10k+ years. And I’m still waiting for IET to explain what are the requirements to become her, you know, apprentice.

          8. Be a young, handsome talented magus? 😀

            It will be funny is ‘she’ turns out to be a trap, through xD

          9. Are you implying that you are young, handsome and talented by a chance? xP

            We are so similar! Haha 😀 *wink* *wink* xD

          10. Can you guys even FATHOM how stupidly funny it was to see you finally agreeing ONCE… and the reason being “who can understand women?”? XD

  10. Boys and Girls, i got new idea for y’all! How about Linley subduing some saint level beast on higher levels to complete his limit of 3 soul-bound Magical Beasts? Mmmm? 😉 It might just happen ^.^

    1. While I also want to see his third beastie, is there a point in him getting it? I mean just look at Haeru, relegated to a siege weapon, then nada after. T_T. So If/when he does get the third one will it even get air time?

    2. I was considering it, but all that awaits that poor beast is Haeru’s fate: everyone will be impressed seeing Linley with that magical beast of X rank or higher for some time, but then Linley and Bebe are going to live it far behind and it will fall out of the picture.

      Edit: we’re in sync when it comes to feeling Haeru’s pain 😀

          1. Wow that hit it on the head lol. I don’t think I could have worded that comparison better myself.

  11. Someone else should get the axe… Linley already has 2 weapons, and not like he’s skilled with axes.

    Giving it to someone else might improve their chances on the next floors.

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