Book 11, Chapter 33

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Book 11, Necropolis of the Gods – Chapter 33, Life and Death

From time to time, Desri would use his spiritual energy to attack.

This battle was simply too intense!

“Slash…”

Space itself seemed to be sliced through, as the blood-red long blade transformed into a bloody saber-flash, piercing through the space between the red Abyssal Blade Demon and Linley, arriving in front of Linley in an instant.

With the adamantine heavy sword in one hand, and Bloodviolet in the other, the Dragonblood Warrior, Linley, let out an angry snort, and the adamantine heavy sword in his hand struck out gracefully, seemingly slow but actually fast, clanging against that blood-red long blade. ‘Clang’. Linley felt as though a mountain had smashed against him.

“Slash!” He couldn’t suppress the blood that bubbled up, and blood burst forth from his lips.

Even the draconic scales on the right hand wielding the adamantine heavy sword had been shattered from the vibration, but moments later, Linley’s injury healed at an astonishing rate. Linley himself didn’t pay attention to a minor wound like this.

“Hrm?” Linley was staring at the blood-red Abyssal Blade Demon, waiting to see what the result would be.

The attack he had used just now was the one he had used to kill the Flame Tyrant, the most powerful blow of the Profound Truths of the Earth.

The body of the red Abyssal Blade Demon quivered like a steel wire, and with that quiver, a hint of golden blood appeared at the corner of its mouth.

“You really are powerful.” The red Abyssal Blade Demon stared coldly at Linley.

Linley was secretly shocked. “No wonder he is the leader of the Abyssal Blade Demons. His body is far more powerful than the bodies of those ordinary Abyssal Blade Demons. Despite taking my full strength blow, his body wasn’t shattered to pieces. The bodies of metal creatures are indeed far tougher than the bodies of humans.”

“Growl….” The red Abyssal Blade Demon’s eyes were filled with flames, and it tightened its two-handed grip on its blood-red long blade.

Within the tunnel, both suddenly flew towards the other at high speed.

“No matter what, I have to kill him this time.” Linley had made up his mind.

The wind suddenly emitted an ear-piercing, desolate howl. Linley and the red Abyssal Blade Demon once more clashed, and this time, Linley used Bloodviolet as his primary attack. In the blink of an eye, ten million devilish violet sword flashes appeared, arcing through the air like the countless tendrils of the Queen Mother.

Space itself suddenly froze, and the red Abyssal Blade Demon also felt that its own flying speed had just dropped dramatically.

“Hrmph.” A hint of bloodlust appeared in Linley’s eyes.

He immediately activated the baleful aura within Bloodviolet with his now extremely pure spiritual energy. This was the first time Linley had utilized the baleful aura of Bloodviolet after reaching the Grand Magus Saint level, and this time, the baleful aura was more explosive and fiercer than ever before! A blood red air, almost physical in substance, suddenly attacked the red Abyssal Blade Demon.

“Ah!”

The red Abyssal Blade Demon suddenly had the feeling as though he were facing one of the most powerful fiends of the distant Abyss, and the terror that he felt sprang from his very soul, causing his originally mighty blade blow to hesitate slightly.

“Wait, not right.” Unfortunately, the baleful aura was just a remnant of its owner which had been left in Bloodviolet. Bloodviolet’s original owner didn’t himself appear. The red Abyssal Blade Demon quickly recovered, but by the time he did, he saw a pair of bloodthirsty eyes and a single flash of violet sword light.

“Die!”

Those ten million sword flashes had already combined into a single violet sword flash. The Abyssal Blade Demon, earlier affected by the baleful aura, had raised his blade to block, but the sword flash had already arrived before his eyes.

“Slash!”

The sword light flashed through the neck of the red Abyssal Blade Demon, and as it did…a metallic head was sent flying away, its eyes filled with awe and disbelief. And then, the lifeless corpse of the red Abyssal Blade Demon fell to the ground.

No matter how powerful the Abyssal Blade Demon was, it wasn’t a Deity, and it didn’t possess a Pearl of Life. With its head gone, it died within seconds.

The attacks of the surrounding Abyssal Blade Demons suddenly came to a halt.

All of the Abyssal Blade Demons stared in disbelief at the scene. Fain, Desri, Olivier, and the others, who had been in dire straits from the sudden attack of the Abyssal Blade Demons, also felt astonished. They, too, had discovered…that Linley had killed that red Abyssal Blade Demon.

“Quick, flee.” Linley’s voice rang out in the minds of everyone.

Fain, Desri, and the others immediately recovered and hurriedly fled through the tunnels.

Up in the air above, countless Abyssal Blade Demons flew about, while in the middle of that horde was two small, skinny red Abyssal Blade Demons. The two leaders had already received the news from their subordinates.

“Schuler [Shu’lei] actually died.” The red Abyssal Blade Demon on the left said in disbelief.

“It was the Draconian.” A cold light flashed through the eyes of the red Abyssal Blade Demon on the right. “Earlier in the valley, the Draconian already made a big impression on me. His body should have a Pearl of Life in it. He was heavily injured by our children several times, but in an instant, he recovered.”

“The main problem is that they are underground. That makes things troublesome.” The left Abyssal Blade Demon shook his head.

“Underground, there is no line of sight at all, and the spiritual energy of our children can only stretch for a few meters. In a fierce battle such as this, that sort of radius is useless.” The right Abyssal Blade Demon said. “In addition, there’s only so much space in the tunnels. At mostly, only ten or so of our children can engage in battle against them at once.”

Although an enormous number of Abyssal Blade Demons had also gone underground, their line of sight was obstructed, and in addition, Linley’s side was moving at high speed. There were only so many Abyssal Blade Demons that could attack them at once.

“Let the children of one tribe entangle them, while we constantly keep an eye on their movements.” The right Abyssal Blade Demon said coldly. “Whether it is to find a divine spark or to return to the tenth floor, they have to eventually leave the underground area. As soon as they do…”

The eyes of the left Abyssal Blade Demon also flashed with a cold look.

“Quick, quick.” Linley’s group of experts were frantic.

In the tunnels, every so often, a nearby wall would suddenly be pierced through, with a large amount of Abyssal Blade Demons pouring through afterwards.

“Fortunately we are underground. If we were above ground…”

If countless Abyssal Blade Demons charged at them together from all directions…Linley shuddered, just thinking about that terrifying scene. At the entrance to the valley, the combined of attacks of just around ten Abyssal Blade Demons had knocked Linley flying with their chops. If he hadn’t had a Pearl of Life, Linley probably would’ve died long ago.

Although Linley’s spiritual energy could only encompass a very small area here, upon reaching the Saint level, their mental imaging abilities were extremely powerful. For example, Linley was able to mentally replay the ‘Profound Truths of the Earth’ and further refine it. In the minds of Linley’s group of experts, the location of the exit to the tenth floor was clearly marked, and they also knew exactly where they are and what direction they were flying so quickly in.

Thus, travelling underground area, it wouldn’t be too hard to return to that exit. Even if they were off, they wouldn’t be off by more than a thousand meters or so.

“Everyone, hold on for a bit longer. We’re almost at the exit.” The Blackscale Scorpion’s voice rang out in their minds.

All the experts felt a surge of energy, and they all strenuously resisted the constantly charging Abyssal Blade Demons. All of the experts put their strength on full display, and any who was heavily injured would immediately retreat to Desri’s side to be healed, allowing other experts to replace them momentarily.

Linley also had the feeling…

That the density of attacks from the Abyssal Blade Demons had reached a stable level. In addition, everyone’s teamwork had reached an extremely high level as well.

“Slash.” The three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions were once more sent retreating by the wild attacks of the Abyssal Blade Demons. Fain, Tulily, and Bebe immediately filled the gap, while Desri immediately began to heal the wounds of those three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions. Fortunately, this sort of healing spell was of the ninth level, and thus to someone like Desri who could instacast them, it was not too troublesome.

“We’ve arrived at the exit to the tenth floor.” Desri’s excited voice rang out in everyone’s mind.

The Blackscale Scorpion’s tunneling direction suddenly shifted upwards as well, and the Abyssal Blade Demons attacking them suddenly dropped in number as well.

“Most likely, many Abyssal Blade Demons are still moving to block us off in the direction we were previously heading.” Tulily also noticed that only two or three Abyssal Blade Demons would occasionally appear and attack.

“Everyone, don’t let down your guard.” Linley immediately instructed.

“The three of us, plus Linley and Fain, will charge up first. The other experts will follow from behind.” The voice of one of the Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions rang out in everyone’s mind as well. In terms of defense, the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions were extremely powerful, while Linley and Fain both had Pearls of Life.

Nobody disagreed.

“Swoosh.” Charging upwards at high speed, Linley and the others spread out their spiritual energy.

“There are no Abyssal Blade Demons in the twenty to thirty meters above us.” Desri’s voice rang out. They were already very close to ground level. Underground, spiritual energy penetrated a much lower distance than above ground.

“Head up.” Nobody hesitated at all at a time like this.

Linley and Fain led the upwards charge, with the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions behind them. The other experts formed the third unit and the fourth unit.

“Boom.” “Boom.” …..

Linley’s group of five erupted from the ground. Based on their current surroundings, they could immediately tell that they were only two hundred meters away from the exit. However, although Linley, Fain, and the other experts were able to locate the exit…

Everyone felt misery in their hearts.

The path to the exit was blocked off by multiple layers of Abyssal Blade Demons; ten inner layers, and ten outer layers. Nearly ten thousand Abyssal Blade Demons were clustered there. With all those Abyssal Blade Demons there, how was Linley’s group going to break through their guard and flee into the exit?

The worst part of it was…

In the air above them, hovering like a storm of locusts, there were countless Abyssal Blade Demons, covering the skies like an endless horde.

“How many Abyssal Blade Demons? A hundred thousand? Even more?”

Linley, Fain, the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions…everyone felt their hearts clench tightly.

“Rumble…”

The countless Abyssal Blade Demons, upon seeing Linley’s group, were like mosquitoes that had seen blood. They all charged over wildly at the same time. The sudden attack of nearly a million Abyssal Blade Demons was simply a terrifying, apocalyptic scene. Even nearby space itself seemed to rumble.

They were only a hundred meters away.

Instantly, those countless Abyssal Blade Demons arrived in front of Linley’s group.

“Back down, quick, quick, quick!!!” Fain’s terrified voice rang out in the minds of the other ten experts. Even Bebe, Rosarie, and Tulily, who had just left the underground, were scared silly by this sight. Almost in unison…

They scurried back underground!

“Bang!”

The rumbling sound of nearly a million Abyssal Blade Demons running across the ground shook the world. Some ran in a straight line, while some charged downwards, but all of them simultaneously delivered vicious blows towards Linley’s group!

“Bang!” A terrifying explosive force, and the area for several square kilometers around them exploded, with countless pieces of metal blasting everywhere. In the blink of an eye, a giant crater hundreds of meters deep was born, and in the center of the metallic crater, a large number of tunnels could now be seen.

Linley, Fain, and the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions had been the first to go above ground, and so they were the last to flee back underground. How far could they have gotten? In addition, this combined attack from countless Abyssal Blade Demons, which had all struck out at virtually the same time, had caused the energy of their blows to strike downwards like a single mighty ripple which smashed against the ground.

The ‘rearguard’ of Linley, Fain, and the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions had to welcome this powerful attack.

Linley just barely managed to raised his adamantine heavy sword and Bloodviolet to block.

“Bang!”

Linley almost instantly felt a large number of saber flashes chop against his body. His ‘Pulseguard Defense’ and his draconic scales almost instantly exploded, and even Linley’s adamantine heavy sword and Bloodviolet sword were struck so hard that they flew backwards and struck against Linley.

“Ah!!!”

His entire body suddenly seemed shorter…because as Linley looked down, he saw that his legs had been smashed into bits.

“Flee, flee!” Linley only knew that they had to flee.

The terrifying scene of those countless Abyssal Blade Demons charging towards them had already caused Linley’s group’s willpower to collapse. Linley noticed that next to him, beneath his chest Fain’s entire body was gone, including both arms. Even his longsword was gone.

“Second brother!” A desolate howl rang out.

Flee!

Flee!

They fled wildly through the tunnels. After a long time had passed, they finally came to a halt, because there no longer were any Abyssal Blade Demons in pursuit of them.

Fain’s body was quickly repairing itself, but it had only repaired up to his legs thus far. Fain’s entire body was wracked in pain. And wasn’t Linley in much the same situation? However, compared to the others, the two of them were already very lucky.

Of the three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions, only two were left, and both of them were heavily injured, their bodies matted with blood.

“Second brother did it to save us.” The eldest Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lion, Cleo, growled. The three siblings weren’t like Linley and Fain, who had ‘Pearls of Life’. At the critical moment, the second of those three siblings had suddenly expanded his body to protect his two brothers.

The remaining ten experts looked at each other, and within their eyes, there was a hint of bitterness, pain, and…despair!

What should they do now?


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83 thoughts on “Book 11, Chapter 33” - NO SPOILERS

    1. here’s the one I found

      sent retreating the wild attacks of the Abyssal Blade Demons.
      sent retreating (from) the wild attacks of the Abyssal Blade Demons.

  1. Thanks for the Chapter! This is getting more and more intense…today’s chapters had better not end with a cliffhanger >:P

    Wow, fifth…

    Good thing I was checking the Custodian post at the time 😀

  2. Wow, just wow…

    Maybe now that they have time, Linley could use that forbidden-level Earth Protector to take on all those demons….

    C’mon he need to use the forbidden spells! D:

    1. Those forbidden spells take a while to speak out. And the World Protector would be too big, and too slow to be much use. He could always call the meteor shower from underground and hope they don’t hit that far down 🙂 Or just use the dimension blade to cut a swath.

  3. All of the Abyssal Blade Demons stared in disbelief at the scene. Fain, Desri, Olivier, and the others, who had been in dire straits from the sudden attack of the Abyssal Blade Demons, also felt astonished. They, too, had discovered…that Linley had killed that red Abyssal Blade Demons.

    At the end ‘Demon’, only one 😛 Mmm?

    “Slash.” The three Six-Eyed Golden Ni-Lions were once more sent retreating the wild attacks of the Abyssal Blade Demons.

    ‘by’ is missing, right? ‘sent retreating by the wild attacks’

  4. So the only way is to find and kill the 2 remaining red Demons, right? One should die to Dimensional Edge spell, and Linley will also kill second one (after discovering that there is still third, they only seen 2 so far, right?) while others give their best to keep countless demons out of him for few seconds, right? 🙂 My perdiction is such ^.^

    Also, Linley will probably uncover secret of CD ring (1/6 power usage, hah) to others (indirectly), while casting multiple Forbidden level spells as they will be aproaching 😀

    1. well i dont think that others will consider multy cast of forbiden spells special from linely considering that his genius, Rosarie casted 3 i think and she is considered pretty normal compared to linley

        1. You are indeed right and Rosarie has much more spiritual energy than Linley, but I don’t think he should reveal the Coiling Dragon ring. He should just be like I can cast so many cause I’m a Badass MoFo. I have a feeling that even if they are friendly they would try to steal the ring if they knew about it.

          1. Noone would believe that 😛 Well, he will not say it’s ring, so they would most likely have no idea what causes that.

          2. He doesn’t have to explain anything. If asked how come he could cast so many spells, he can just pull Olivier and say “I do not know either.” It’s not like anyone knows what synergetic effects being a dragonblood saint warrior grand magus with the pearl of life and the soul bond with godeater rat provides.

        2. I thought it was Mageforce was the factor in amount of spells cased.
          Spiritual Energy goes with how one cast the spells, and if they can instant cast spells.

          Pretty sure Linley’s Spiritual Energy is the greatest of them being dragon warrior and already a peak saint warrior.

          1. Mageforce is controlling spell. Spiritual energy is being used up as a fuel when you cast spells. It should be like that, i guess.

            How can being a Warrior increase your Spiritual Energy? It only relates to his Battle-qi. Sure Laws insights increase Spiritual Energy, but it still only allowed him to break through to Grand Magi level just recently 🙂

          2. Dragonblood warriors have no advantage in terms of spiritual energy. They do have advantage in the amount of battle-qi, and they also have special soul protection, but that’s it. Peak Grand Magi like Desri or Rosarie should definitely have greater spiritual energy than Linley, who’s just become one.
            As for the spells, they appear to use both the mageforce and the spiritual energy:

            For the average magus of the fifth rank, after utilizing two spells of the fifth rank, they would most likely be out of mageforce. But Linley was different. He had just used six spells of the fifth rank; three casts of ‘Shattered Rocks’, one cast of ‘Supergravity Field’, one cast of ‘Earthguard’, and one cast of ‘Earth Spear Array’.
            The reason for this? The Coiling Dragon Ring.
            In years past, Doehring Cowart had come across this ring by accident. One time, when Doehring Cowart cast a spell, he found out, to his astonishment, that a spell which was cast through the Coiling Dragon Ring would only require a sixth as much mageforce and spiritual energy to achieve the same effect.
            Clearly, through the Coiling Dragon Ring, one could more clearly sense and manipulate elemental essence. Additionally, it placed a much lower demand on spiritual energy and mageforce.

          3. Cal, you have the 2 reversed. Mage force gathers the element essence near by. Spiritual energy control that. Reread the end of book 1

  5. This is the way I see it: they need enough breathing space for Rosarie to cast a wide zone Absolute Zero, which should stall just long enough to get linley off the front line to chain-cast World Protector. Then they could use that as a distraction to go after the two reds.
    Regardless of how they do it, they need enough breathing room to start casting!

  6. T.T the second cat died… i’m kinda fond of the cats before (smart, strong, walking pokedex :D). but now i loved them. second cat “died to protect his brothers” T.T… so touching

  7. Hide and wait until the portal to the outside opens? Or find a lucky divine spark, become a deity, and slaughter your way out. Although they might also be able to take out the 2 remaining leaders and then the rest would be without a ‘brain.’ Those are the three ways that I see them getting out of this.

    Also, thanks to Ren and to EODBull!

      1. Not to mention, what is stopping the blade demons from following them through the portal even if they can reach it? Also am I the only who who predicted something like this happing on the eleventh floor? I mean from the fifth floor we saw magma demons; then on the sixth floor was the Flame Tyrant plus a boatload more magma demons. When we saw the abyssal blade demon on floor ten, I was expecting more of the same plus something stronger on floor eleven.
        edit: I will say I was not expecting there to be three of the red guys, or the millions of abyssal blade ones.

        1. Question is can the demons and monsters also enter the portal? What’s stopping them? Like if for instance the Ba serpent were to enter the portal and go to Yulan and like become you know God o__o

        2. The same thing that is preventing them from using Divine Spark (s) from 11’th floor? Sovereign orders? Even Ba-Serpent obeys creator of this Necropolis… Yeah, monsters would not follow them into portal out if they somehow managed to get to it before dying 😛

          But if they keep hiding underground, sooner or later those red ones will order their army to rip whole “earth” apart, and just find them this way 😛

    1. Then rest for a bit, and repeat as often as necessary. As long as they hide underground, he can keep spamming this combo and then eventually all of them poor schmucks will be but smears on the ground.

          1. With 40 being on each 10 km square, it will not kill anything ;p And if you remember, there are only few meteors, not countless, from chapter when Grandpa Dohering departed from this realm 😉

          2. You forgot that Grandpa Dohering used a greatly weakend Version of the Spell as he had no own Body but whatever the autor seemes to hate forbidden Spells and say Warriros are awesome to much sadly i somehow wished that Linley would no have become a Saint Warrior. The Forbidden spells are never prepeared before hand as when they aproched many dangers before which was very stupid even if the Spells need a lot of time you can begin to cast them before a fight.

  8. oh! so…. one of the ni cat bro kicked the bucket… no that’s not right! hmm… well it doesn’t matter anyway.
    oh right,it’s the miracle time now!!!
    before the miracle, (seeing the next chap title) I wonder if bebe will die too??? but plz don’t!!!! I hope IET won’t kill bebe! even if all others die don’t kill bebe (don’t kill ni kittens either)

  9. Told ya. There were too many cats, one had to die…

    But i’m surprised more haven’t died yet. I still stand by my earlier claim, they need to find the all-spark.

  10. Thanks for the chapter!

    “For example, Linley was able to mentally replay the ‘Profound Truths of the World’ and further refine it.”
    —————-
    Is ‘Profound Truths of the World’ really correct? It should be either ‘Profound Truths of the Wind’ or ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ i think.

  11. damnit i really like those ni-lions. in fact i like the whole group and dont want anyone to die but T_T author was never gonna be too generous it wouldn’t make sense if no one died considering the situation

    thanks

  12. I’m disappointed that Linley didn’t utilize his Coiling Dragon Ring to instacast gravity fields… Saint level Magus, a Grand Magus! How many times could he instacast rank 6/7/8 fields? I’d say several tens of thousands of times….. Oh well.

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