Book 13, Chapter 13

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Book 13, Gebados – Chapter 13, The Millennial Cycle

The massive trees rose high into the skies, and brambles and vines could be seen everywhere. Some particularly enormous rattans hung from large tree branches, and vicious, brutal magical beasts were hidden everywhere within this primal forest. The Forest of Darkness had existed for simply too long. The ground was covered with an extremely thick layer of leaves.

A man who had resplendent golden hair was walking atop the leaves, making ‘crunch’ sounds with each step.

“Whew!”

The gold-haired man’s chest heaved as he let out a long sigh.

“This mission…jeeze…” The gold-haired man felt very resigned. He had received Hanbritt’s orders to go to this place, the Forest of Darkness, to pay a visit to Lord Beirut.

From Hanbritt, he had also learned…

This Beirut was a Highgod!

“I’m a Demigod. Lord Beirut could kill me with a flip of his hand.” The gold-haired man felt somewhat worried in his heart. “I don’t know if that Lord Beirut has any enmities with Lord Adkins. Even if he does, I pray that he won’t vent his spleen on a minor figure like myself.”

He exited the dense forest, arriving at a wide, empty grassy area.

In the center of this grassy area was a metallic castle.

“Kuchai [Ku’chai] comes to pay his respects to Lord Beirut!” The golden-haired man said loudly, standing in front of the metallic castle while bowing respectfully.

“Is there something you need?” A gravelly voice rang out directly into the golden-haired youth’s mind.

Kuchai immediately raised his head, but he didn’t see anyone nearby, only that cold, metallic castle in front of him. Kuchai understood that Lord Beirut disdained to meet him, and so had only reached out with divine sense. Kuchai hurriedly bowed and said, “Lord Beirut, I was lucky enough to escape from the Gebados Planar Prison, and I have heard of the Necropolis of the Gods. I don’t know if I can enter the Necropolis of the Gods?”

Right.

What Adkins had ordered him to do was for him, a Demigod, to investigate what Beirut’s attitude towards opening the Necropolis of the Gods again was.

“Enter the Necropolis of the Gods? Yes, you can!” Beirut’s gravelly voice rang out.

The golden-haired youngster’s eyes were instantly filled with delight.

“Only, the Necropolis of the Gods is only opened once a millennium. If you want to enter it, come again after waiting a thousand years.” Beirut’s reply instantly made Kuchai somewhat flabbergasted.

“Enough. You can leave now.” Beirut said calmly.

“Lord Beirut, can’t you open it earlier?” Kuchai said respectfully.

“I told you to leave!” Beirut’s voice rang out once more.

Kucha’s heart shivered. He knew that the consequences of irritating a Highgod were extremely grave. No longer daring to say anything else, he immediately paid his respects, “Thank you, Lord Beirut.” And then, Kuchai immediately left the metallic castle.

Within the metallic castle.

Beirut stroked his black beard, letting out a snicker. “This Adkins. He actually sent a Demigod to investigate. Could it be that he thinks that coming personally is too much trouble? Hmph. Fine, then, Adkins. I’ll toy with you a bit.” Beirut’s eyes had a hint of ridicule within them.

And then, Beirut broadcast out his divine sense in all directions like a wave.

“The Deities who are still here at the Yulan continent, the Necropolis of the Gods is opened only once every millennium, and it has just been opened not too long ago. Those of you who wish to enter the Necropolis of the Gods must wait a thousand years…also, there is a limit to the number of people who will be granted entry. Only the strong will be allowed in.”

A hint of a mocking smile on his face, Beirut sent this message to every single Deity within the Yulan continent.

“It seems the coming days will be amusing, now.” Beirut’s smile was very bright.

Beirut’s message rang out in Adkins’ mind, along with the others. Adkins, who had been within a side hall of the imperial palace, teasing and cavorting with a bewitching beauty, suddenly came to a halt. “Baby, you can go back for now. Tonight, I’ll come looking for you again.”

“Yes, milord.” The golden-haired beauty smiled, then retreated.

Adkins began to consider Beirut’s divine sense message.

“Lord Adkins.” The silver-haired elder entered the side hall as well.

“Barnas, you came.” Adkins smiled and nodded. “You should have heard the message just now from Beirut as well.”

Originally, Adkins had three Gods under his control. Now, of course, with Ojwin on his side, he had four. But the person whom Adkins trusted was this man in front of him, Barnas. The likes of that silver-haired youngster, Hanbritt, was very nervous in front of Adkins.

But when Barnas and Adkins chatted, it was as though they were just friends.

“According to what Beirut said, and based on what we know, this once-per-millennium rule should be true. To us, a thousand years is nothing much…Lord Adkins, let’s just wait a thousand years. After a thousand years, we’ll enter the Necropolis of the Gods.” The silver-haired old man said.

Adkins frowned, his elegant, slender nose wrinkling. “A thousand years…”

“If I have to wait, I’ll wait. I’m enjoying myself in the mortal world right now anyhow.” Adkins said with a calm smile. “Only, that fellow Beirut really is quite cocky. He relies on the power of the Sovereign backing him up, and even goes as far as to say the number of slots is limited for entering the Necropolis of the Gods. Jeeze. Hmph!”

Adkins let out a cold, disdainful snort.

He had a very bad view of Beirut, but Adkins wasn’t completely confident in his ability to kill Beirut. After all, Beirut might have a Sovereign artifact.

“Haha…” The silver-haired old man laughed. “Lord Adkins, the powerful will enter, right? As long as he lets people in, who in the entire Yulan continent is more qualified than you, milord? The limited list has no impact on you whatsoever, milord.”

Adkins laughed and nodded.

He was a Highgod.

Beirut was the caretaker of the Necropolis of the Gods, and naturally wouldn’t go inside it himself. Aside from Beirut, who in the entire Yulan continent was as powerful as him, Adkins?

Within the imperial palace of the Yulan Empire, within an enormous hot tub that was dozens of meters long.

A tall, thin, brown-haired youth was lying naked in the hot tub. This sort of hot tub was something which only the most highly ranked nobles could enjoy. On the other side of the hot tub, there were many people constantly adding firewood to the fire below it, maintaining its temperature.

The hot air simmered.

The brown-haired youth was like a spirit within the mists.

“A thousand years? Then I’ll wait. The environment of the Yulan continent is not bad at all. It’s much better than the Gebados Planar Prison, at least, where one would never know when a life-threatening problem would occur.” The brown-haired youngster let out a sigh.

Within the Yulan continent, the likes of Highgods such as Adkins, the Gods who had taken over the various alliances and others Empires, the Gods who had hidden themselves elsewhere, and the Demigods who served those Gods, were willing to remain in the Yulan continent due to their desire for the treasures held within it.

Within Dragonblood Castle.

Linley continued to live a quiet life of training. Generally, Linley would rest for one day out of every seven, and he would spend some time with little Arnold, or go chat with Reynolds, Dylin, and the others. But of course, the rest of the time, Linley was hard at work training.

His divine clone lived within Dragonblood Castle, while Linley’s original body remained within the pocket dimension, focusing on training in the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’.

In truth, it didn’t make a difference which one was where. After all, the soul of the two were the same.

Within the pocket dimension.

“The most important thing is to strengthen the soul of the original body. As for that divine clone, all it really needs is to refine that Golden Soul-Pearl.” The Golden Soul-Pearl which Linley had acquired from the Grand Warlock was actually formed from twenty million soul essences.

Linley had allowed his divine clone to absorb those twenty million soul essences.

And…

Within Beaumont’s ring, there had been millions of already successfully refined soul essences, as well as nearly a hundred million unrefined soul essences. Linley was planning to utilize the Coiling Dragon ring to absorb them all with his original body.

Beaumont originally had intended for Chiquita to help him refine those souls. Although Chiquita was innately capable of refining souls, his strength was far lower than that of the Grand Warlock’s. No matter how innately gifted he was, his speed in refining these souls was only on par with the Grand Warlock’s at most.

In just a few short months, Chiquita had only been able to refine a few million souls.

Beaumont normally would just give Chiquita a portion of the souls. After Chiquita finished refining them, he would give him another portion. The vast majority of the souls were all stored within Beaumont’s interspatial ring.

The Coiling Dragon ring swallowed all of the soul into itself at one ago, including the soul essences. Instantly…

Countless soul essences were now floating around within the Coiling Dragon ring, and those countless golden threads were being absorbed into Linley’s soul. Linley’s original body’s soul was currently growing at an astonishing rate. The more powerful the soul grew, the faster it absorbed as well.

Towards the later stages, Linley’s soul improvement speed was simply astonishing.

Only, the amount of soul essences he was consuming was also astonishing.

Nearly a hundred million soul essences!

“Those twenty million soul essences had allowed my soul to grow more than ten times as powerful as it had been previously. A hundred million soul essences…” Linley couldn’t help but sigh in amazement. Actually, Linley could tell how much more powerful his soul had become, just based on his visualization speed for the Throbbing Pulse of the World.

Originally, when he had become a Deity, the natural laws of the universe had descended.

Linley’s soul had been bathed within the natural Laws of the world, and there was an instant…where Linley’s soul had suddenly changed. This was actually a benefit every single person who became a Deity on their own would experience.

That transformation caused Linley’s visualization ability to increase more than ten times. After having drained those twenty million soul essences, his visualization speed had increased yet again. The two complimentary boosts had increased his speed a hundredfold, allowing him to, in three short months, advance from the 64 Fused Waves to the 32 Fused Waves level.

From the 32 Fused Waves to the 16 Fused Waves, he had taken one year and three months.

Over the course of Linley’s absorption of those hundred million souls, his visualization speed had been constantly increasing.

“My visualization ability has increased dramatically. The amount of time I will need to break through to the Eight Fused Waves level should be much less now, as well.”

Linley’s original body’s soul was clearly many times more powerful than the soul of his divine clone, even after the divine clone had also absorbed a Golden Soul-Pearl. Actually…a reason for this was because Linley wanted to complete his insights on the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ as quickly as possible. And the second reason was that his original body, upon once more reaching the Deity level, would have its soul split in two yet again.

Thus, the stronger his original body’s soul was, the better.

Within the garden of Dragonblood Castle.

Linley, Dylin, Tarosse, the War God, and the others were all gathered together. Not long ago, they too had heard Beirut’s instructions.

“A thousand years?” Tarosse sighed. “Even Adkins is staying in the Yulan continent. Clearly, his target is the Necropolis of the Gods. There will definitely be many experts taking part in that next opening in a thousand years. Everyone, are you planning to go in a thousand years later as well?”

“Of course.” The War God was the first to speak.

On this trip to the Necropolis of the Gods, the War God had not acquired a divine God spark. This caused the War God to feel rather disgruntled. After all, his old foe, the High Priest, Catherine, had successfully acquired a divine God spark.

“Linley, Olivier, what about you two?” Tarosse looked at Olivier and Linley.

“A thousand years later?” Linley laughed, not replying.

“Might go in. Might not.” This was Olivier’s reply.

Tarosse stared. “Olivier, what sort of an answer is this? ‘Might go in, might not’. Those were the only two options to begin with. You might as well have given no answer at all.”

“What I meant was…” Olivier said seriously. “If in a thousand years, I am still in the Yulan Plane, I’ll go to the Necropolis of the Gods. If by then, I have already gone to other planes, then naturally I won’t be able to enter the Necropolis of the Gods again.”

“Go to other planes?” The War God was rather puzzled. “In other planes, you’ll be nothing more than a Demigod with no background. Do you think you’ll be able to make a good life for yourself in the Higher Planes or the Divine Planes?”

The countless material planes and Higher Planes had all been in existence for far too long.

The Higher Planes had powerful forces, clans, and even some Empires. Without any connections or background there, it was better to stay in the Yulan continent. For example, the Yulan continent had the Necropolis of the Gods, something which many experts desired to enter.

“Linley, why don’t you say whether or not you’ll go in?” Dylin looked at Linley.

“What’s the point of discussing it now? A thousand years is too far off into the distance…” Linley let out a sigh. He hadn’t been training for even a century yet. A thousand years? That was indeed too long.

Dylin, Tarosse, and the War God were instantly speechless.

Only now did they remember that Linley had only spent a few decades before reaching the Demigod level. Comparatively speaking…a thousand years later, who knew what Linley would be like?


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104 thoughts on “Book 13, Chapter 13” - NO SPOILERS

    1. “A thousand years ago?” Linley laughed, not replying.
      later( best guess for this one)
      The countless material planes and Higher Planes had all been existence for far too long.
      had all existed for too long

  1. Looks like site is back in action good job Ren and thanks for the chapter:)

    Looks like Linley training speed and time has increased once he reach demigod in earth he can then use he other clone to train in fire then if that reach demigod he can train in the law of destruction with the other clone.

    1. Please put comma’s and other punctuation marks in your sentences. They’re quite hard to understand otherwise and make you seem like a rambling fool.

      And if I understood you correctly then you’re indeed correct, however, don’t forget that by splitting his soul his training speed will drop again for each part because the strength is halved. So he’ll need to keep reinforcing his initial soul if he wants to keep breaking through to demigod in other laws.
      But to be fair, I wonder if it isn’t smarter to ascend to fullgod first with his windclone. It means his training speed will be a lot lot faster overall because that also influences his normal body, This means that reaching demigod in other laws will be quite a breeze and he won’t have to spend so much time on them…

      1. When you say that he should train his wind clone to full god first, are you taking into account the fact that all of his clones can train independently and simultaneously. If he was to just sit around with his original body while his wind clone trained it would have the reverse affect. I also believe that a benefit is given to people that train multiple laws hence why Beruit wanted his sons to do so.

  2. ” After Chiquita finished fusing them” … am I mistaken or should it be refining?

    Anyway, yay! Linley did in fact steal all the valuables from Beaumont. With him planning to split his soul again, the only viable options are Destruction and Fire. I feel it’s time for a timeskip.

    1. So lord banana was left soulless.. . ^^

      Hmmm… when he was training and traveling with Jeanne and her family he was constantly atoning himself to fire and water, was he not? I think he might go for those after he get his earth clone…

      1. Well, perhaps a few 1000 souls or so that he had to refine at that moment 😉

        And he’ll most likely choose destruction. That was hinted at in the NotG because of the three sparks of which one was destruction (which he gave to zassler). Don’t forget that his fire element, while present, is just average and he has no affinity for water. It should be possible to train in them, but the training would be long and arduous.

        1. You might be right… but I remember that the autor made a lot of mentioning on the fact that he used to walk on water, I think that he might have even better understanding of the water element than of the fire element, at least that is what I assumed.

        2. Linley got 3 sparks from the NoG (Wind,Earth, and Destruction). He got the edicts of death afterwards from Grand Warlock and a second one from Beaumont. He distributed the sparks as followed:
          Wind – Haeru
          Earth – Barker
          Destruction – One of Dylin’s sons
          First Edict of Death – Zassler
          Second Edict of Death – Desri

          1. Oh right, that’s true. Thanks for correcting me. I tend to forget little details sometimes >.> not that they’re really important.

  3. Thank you for the chapter, cong do, Ren, donators and IET. A time skip seems quite imminent now. And now we finally know that linley has all of the souls… oh well, guess banana isn’t useful anymore.

    Also linley, why aren’t you training in the laws of wind >.> Wasn’t the goal to reach god level at least so you can at least put some resistance?

    1. Well, in short term reaching Demigod level in laws of earth is better 😛 And come on, he is still training his Wind Divine Clone 6 days out of 7 😛

    2. getting both to demigod makes him much stronger than Olivier again. 😛 plus it should up his defense now that his speed has been upped. i can see an infinite loop problem with his training method of the laws of earth 😛

      1 wave into 256, back down to 1, back up to 256, back down to 1…. xD soon reality will crumble before him lol

      what’s more terrifying than an opponent who half of his attacks will cut anything to pieces and the other half of his attacks disintegrate things to dust xD and (certain it won’t happen) if he should combine the 2 into a single attack?

      *dreaming of a high god/sovereign Linley who has merged all 7 elements together into a single attack in his main body*

      *drools over the power*

      1. Actually, isn’t he already fusing the two together in his sound thingy from his bloodviolet sword? I mean, what is sound? Vibrations. And what does his heavy earth sword do? Vibrations …. see the correlation?
        However, all of those laws have overlapping elements that are very similar so perhaps IET will indeed fuse them later on, but for now he seems to want to keep them separated.

        And about the loop, yah, it’s not like the laws make any sense whatsoever anyhow so I just tend to accept them however IET throws them at us without trying to think too much into them. Speculation is fine but if we analyze them we see layer upon layers of impossibilities. No surprise there though, seeing as it comes from the guy that believes “no light” equals “invisibility”.

  4. Wait… What? I was so sure that there would be a millennia cycle when it was mentioned, but apperently not. Well now we know that Linley got those 100miljon souls and not some random Lord Banana.

    ~~
    Thx a lot for the chapter Ren and donator NA of Saudi Arabia and Cong Do for improvments to the website.

    1. it was a talk of the millennial cycle, just not the event itself.

      same for the chapter about Desri’s divine spark.

  5. “Linley had allowed his divine clone to absorb those twenty million soul essences.

    And…

    Within Beaumont’s ring, there had been millions of already successfully refined soul essences, as well as nearly a hundred million unrefined soul essences. Linley was planning to utilize the Coiling Dragon ring to absorb them all with his original body.”

    now THATS what I’m talking about xD go Linley go, go Linley go. lol

    ok soo… for arguments sake, nothing manages to come too close to killing Linley ever again… and he gets high god clones in each elemental practice and keeps his original body… does he become the supreme high god? xD

    okay what I’m really wondering is if… each of his clones gets sovereign level… what does that make him? what kind of insane power would his main body have? xD

    1. doubt it, there was the saying of someone becoming demigod at 10 years old.

      Linley isn’t really a peak demigod yet, may have power of one due to artifacts. he still has lots more understanding to go.

      1. Interesting thing here, but considering that people keep their looks of when they became immortal. Would that demigod that reached it at 10 years old look like some 7 year old kid(saint level) for the rest of his immortal life? >.>

        Well, considering that the brain is far from developed fully at that age, he might even react and be a kid…

        1. I don’t mean to bash but you said that after 10 years he reached demigod level and then you said he would look like a 7 year old kid. I would like to think he would look like a 10 year old kid. 🙂

          1. People reach immortality in CD once they reach the Saint level… I put it in brackets, you didn’t think about it enough. So I estimated that he would have reached saint level a few years before so at 7… Heck, he might even look younger because apparently the higher the rank you are below saint, the slower you age.

    2. It doesn’t work like that. Demigod = mastered 1% of a Law and god = mastered 10% of a Law. However, full god doesn’t simply take 10x the effort it took to reach demigod level. The difficulty increases exponentially with every 1%, even every 0.01%. Meaning each subsequent 1% will be harder to understand than the 1% before it. It would be nice if Linley can make 10x the progress in 1000 years that he made in 100 years, but he will probably only be able to make 2x the progress since he is so talented, or maybe 5x since he is the MC. I would guess that by the time NotG is opened next, if it happens, barring anymore conveniences like those 100m soul essences, he would only have reached middle full god level.

      ….
      Or he becomes the Supreme Sovereign of Seven Selements 😀

  6. Thanks for the Chapter Ren and NA of Saudi Arabia.

    I knew Linley wouldn’t give those souls away. Just like I figured, way to valuable for his original body.

  7. For the High Priest, what are the chances her spark is life spark? We already have the idea that Beruit put the sparks there, and high priest would want a spark of her edict.

    1. I don’t remember ever being informed of the High Priest’s element(s). I only remember that he/she can kill saints by using illusions with a simple glance. Did I miss something?

  8. Do you have a twitter account. I think it’ll be easier for us to follow you on a social network for info than on forums. If you don’t no pressure, you’ve got enough on your plate

    1. i second this notion. its about time for wuxiaworld having a twitter. even if not used regularly for announcing chapters, at least readers would be able to know current status of site instead of redundantly bugging you with similar question on spcnet/email

  9. ty for the chapter ren and donors. just a small typo in “The likes of that silver-haired youngster, Hanbriit” i think it was spelled hanbritt, either way, im pretty sure it wasnt with 2 i’s

  10. I wonder why Beruit makes up the rule of once every 1k years. Cause Bebe said he could get Beruit to open just for them 2.
    And Beruit openeed NotG 2x in a row: once for the saints and once for the deities.

    1. Bebe might have been wrong about it, assuming the Sovereign was the one who decided once per millennium. As for the 2x opening, he’s the manager and it would be simpler to manage if the teams participated one after another, division 2 first, division 1 later. Or something like that.

      1. I think bebe just didn’t know enough and reasoned along the lines of “grandpa likes me and does a lot for me”, “grandpa is the caretaker of the NotG”, so if I want to go towards it I can just ask and don’t need to follow the formal route…

    2. it could also mean NotG is not exclusive to Yulan Planes’s saint and deities. instead of sole manager, there might be other highgod aside from beirut that oversees saints and deities from other planes, hence the time cycle. and the reason the location of entrance to that plane was also in cycle hasn’t been fully explained yet, iirc

      1. Well, the thing is, if NotG was the only necropolis and the yulan plane was the only way to access it, wouldn’t there be a lot more traffic in the yulan plane because of all the countless expert over the multiverse trying to have a go at being killed in the necropolis? I mean, surely, it couldn’t be erected for those few experts on the yulan plane…

          1. We can’t really be sure now can we? Since we’ve never seen another plane we can’t be sure that their planar overseer doesn’t tell them about the prison and also gives them a choice to go there.

          1. Well, the thing is that we assume that was a special circumstance with a special artifact in the necropolis. So we’re also safe to assume that other than that, the yulan plane gets a lot less visitors (in fact, except for beirut and banana I don’t think we’ve seen anyone actually move between planes (since GP is the same plane))
            So, even if there weren’t so many people coming, with how many people there are everywhere, at the very least we should see a number of them (if not thousands) every single time the prison openend.
            I mean, it’s not like moving between planes is utterly impossible, so the fact that there is a chance, means that there will be people that use it.

          2. There’s the possibility that NoG’s entrances used to be in some other plane or the NoG was created recently (in the tens to hundreds of thousands of years) and the people in the other planes never found out until ten thousand year ago. I mean not many would try to descend, since descending obviously is quite difficult, just for a few divine treasures and sparks

  11. Yeah, in 1000 years he’ll be a lot better than you lot, that’s for sure. Adkins may not even want to fight him then 0.0

    Shit, Beirut would probably be like, “Hell naw, he’s an OG I can’t fk with that”

  12. I just realized something… What happened to George (Second Bro)? He should have been working in the Yulan Empire’s palace right? Or perhaps did I miss something when reading?

  13. aah! so that is what happened… been wondering why they kept mentionning that Linley only absorbed 20 million souls and not 40 million. so he just absorbed the souls from the crystal and kept the pearl for is divine body… guess that kinda make sense.

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