Book 13, Chapter 19

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Book 13, Gebados – Chapter 19, Profound Mysteries, High and Low

“Uhh…..” Bebe suddenly halted, staring at Linley’s shoulder in confusion.

Linley began to laugh as well. “You still want to stand on my shoulders?” In the past, Bebe often stood on Linley’s shoulders. But now Bebe was in human form, although, at 1.7 meters, he wasn’t that tall.

Despite being short, he still couldn’t stand on Linley’s shoulders like before.

Linley stared carefully at the human formed Bebe. Bebe looked very slender and delicate. Only, his eyes were as lively and roguish as ever. Bebe chortled, and then rubbed his inch-long hair, raising his head and saying, “Boss, how’s my hair style? I spent a lot of time thinking about it before becoming a Deity.”

Linley didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

“While flying over from the Forest of Darkness, I actually made a little something.” Bebe said in an intentionally mysterious manner.

“Oh?” Linley looked at Bebe. With a flip of his hand, Bebe retrieved a tattered straw hat out of nowhere and then, with a very practiced manner, flipped it onto his head before grinning delightedly. “Boss, this straw hat really suits me, right?”

Seeing how Bebe currently looked, Linley began to laugh. “Suits you, suits you!”

Bebe looked solemnly at Linley. “Boss, let’s go chat somewhere else. Let’s not disturb them.”

“Not disturb them?” Linley was somewhat startled, but then he immediately understood. Turning his head, Linley looked at the nearby War God and High Priest. The two clearly didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. They wanted to curse Bebe, but seeing how he was acting, they didn’t know what to say.

“Sorry.” Linley hurriedly waved at them.

“Quickly take that little fellow away.” The High Priest was trapped between laughter and curses.

“Alright, let’s go.” Linley said hurriedly. “Then…you guys continue.” While speaking, Linley led Bebe out of the rear garden, but while following Linley, Bebe turned to stare at the High Priest and the War God, letting out a loud shout, “My Boss says, you guys continue!”

Linley could only glance helplessly at Bebe.

The two walked shoulder-to-shoulder into Dragonblood Castle.

“Boss, now that I’m also a Deity, you are no longer necessarily my match.” Bebe said self-delightedly.

Linley laughed, “Bebe, the more powerful you are, the better. If you are more powerful than me, that’s naturally a wonderful thing.” Linley suddenly thought about the innate abilities of divine beasts. He asked, “Bebe, you are only the second Godeater Rat in the countless planes of the universe. Then…what is your innate ability?”

“If others asked me, I definitely wouldn’t tell them.” Bebe said. “But since it is you, Boss, who is asking me, I’ll give you a hint. Focus on the words, ‘God Eater’.”

After saying these words, Bebe no longer said anything.

“God Eater?” Linley was puzzled. Could it be that he could devour and swallow Deities? It shouldn’t be that simple.

“Oh, right. Boss, Grandpa Beirut, Harry, and his brothers are going to be arriving soon. I was just a bit impatient so I hurried over here first.” Bebe said. Linley was somewhat surprised. “Lord Beirut and the Harry brothers are coming as well?”

Indeed, that night, Beirut led his three children to Dragonblood Castle.

Within the study.

“Bebe, you, Harry, and the other two can leave for now.” Beirut said with a calm smile. Bebe and the others all obediently left, leaving behind only Beirut and Linley in the study. Linley looked at Beirut, feeling rather puzzled. “What does Beirut wish to discuss with me in private?”

Although puzzled, Linley’s attitude was still very meek.

“Sit first.” Beirut sat down, pointing at a nearby chair. Linley sat down as ordered.

Stroking his beard, Beirut chuckled while sighing, “Bebe has finally become a Deity. I can finally relax a bit. Linley, Bebe really is attached to you. I asked him to stay with me, but he refused. In the future, I hope you can take good care of him.”

“Of course.” Linley nodded.

Even without Beirut’s prompting, Linley would wholeheartedly take care of Bebe. Linley would never forget how Bebe had blocked that deathblow of the Armored Razorback Wyrm in the Foggy Valley. Bebe had saved him multiple times. Linley would never forget these events.

“Linley, you have reached the Deity level, but you must have many questions regarding the world of Deities.” Beirut laughed. “Even O’Brien and Catherine…how many Deities have they fought against?”

Linley was delighted in his heart.

He knew far too little about the world of Deities. He didn’t even know much regarding battles and training methods. He felt like a blind man without any guidance, utterly helpless.

“I know that you train in the Elemental Laws of the Wind and the Laws of the Earth.” Beirut laughed calmly. “So, I’ll begin giving you a primer based on your training. First of all, you should know that each type of Elemental Law contains many different types of profound mysteries.”

This was common knowledge. Of course Linley knew this.

“However, the profound mysteries inherent in each Elemental Law are not equal in terms of power.” Beirut sighed. “The Elemental Laws contain low-level mysteries, mid-level mysteries, and high level mysteries! However, all the mysteries, high or low, can allow one to become a Deity!”

Linley nodded.

“Linley, the Elemental Laws of the Earth which you train in should belong to the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ type of profound mysteries, correct?” Beirut looked at Linley.

“Yes.” Linley wasn’t surprised at all. If Beirut didn’t even know this, that would be bizarre.

Beirut laughed and said, “Normally speaking, a person would only gain insight into higher level profound mysteries upon reaching the God level, or perhaps the Highgod level. Many earth-style Gods have yet to gain insights into the Throbbing Pulse of the World, but you, a Demigod, have already done so.”

Linley frowned.

Beirut said with a laugh, “Let me explain it to you like this. Let’s say the Elemental Laws of the Earth include nine different types of profound mysteries. Of course, that’s just a hypothetical; I don’t train in the Laws of the Earth, after all.”

“Nine types?” Linley was rather surprised.

Based on what he knew, the Elemental Laws were virtually boundless. There should be many different types of profound mysteries contained within them…but Beirut was using ‘nine types’ as a hypothetical example. Since that was the case, then clearly, the actual number of profound mysteries shouldn’t be too far off from nine.

“Don’t think that nine profound mysteries is a small number.”

Beirut noticed Linley’s confusion. Laughing, he said, “Every person’s growth, ability, and experiences will determine what they are skilled at. For example, you, Linley. In the Laws of the Earth, you are very sensitive to the Throbbing Pulse of the World and can sense it clearly.”

“Thus, the Throbbing Pulse of the World is the first type of profound mystery of the Laws of the Earth that you train in, and you are very fast in training in it as well. However, if I were to ask you to train on the ‘Gravitational Field’ profound mystery of the Laws of the Earth, would you be able to do so?”

Linley was utterly lost.

Gravitational Field? When he was attuning to the Laws of the Earth, he had never even sensed such a thing. How could he possibly train in it?

“This is a question of effectiveness. It will be very easy for you to train in one type of the Laws of the Earth, but the successive profound mysteries within it will not be so easily learnt. For example, of our nine profound mysteries, perhaps you only need a thousand years to master the first. The second, you would probably need a hundred thousand years. As for the third, you might need a million or ten million years…and thus, as you keep compiling them, it will be extremely hard for you to master all nine profound mysteries. Otherwise, Highgods wouldn’t be so rare.”

Linley now understood.

It was much like how, in the mortal world, a person might be an expert at finance, but terrible at human relations. To let a person skilled at human relations to go learn finance would be very hard.

Linley had found it fairly easy in training in the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’.

However, the other profound mysteries within the Laws of the Earth wouldn’t be so easily understood by Linley. It was much like how in the past, Haydson, with a simple step, could move dozens of meters, as though he teleported.

Linley knew that it couldn’t possibly be teleportation.

However, to this very day, Linley still had no idea how Haydson had accomplished that feat of moving dozens of meters in a step.

“Haydson was able to understand it, but I have yet to. I was able to understand the Throbbing Pulse of the World, but he was not.” Linley understood Beirut’s meaning. Understanding the Laws was partly reliant on talent, partly on life experiences, and also on sparks of insight.

Many variables determined one’s direction.

“As for the laws of becoming a Deity…”

Beirut laughed. “I’ll use your training in the Elemental Laws of the Wind for my next example. Let’s say the Laws of the Wind also have nine types of profound mysteries. If you were able to reach the level of mastery in one of them, then you would become a Demigod.” Linley knew this part.

“But to become a God? For example, Linley, the ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ mysteries which you trained in, if you were able to reach mastery in both of them, you still wouldn’t become a full God. At this point, you would have two ways to become a God.”

“The first method is to train in yet another profound mystery. In other words, if you reach the point of mastery in three of the profound mysteries, you would become a God.”

“The second method is for you to fuse the ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ mysteries into one. Upon succeeding, you would then become a God.” Beirut explained. At this point, Beirut came to a halt, knowing that Linley wouldn’t be able to understand it.

“The Laws of the universe determine whether or not you fulfill the requirements for becoming a God. They care about whether or not you have reached a certain level of insight into the Elemental Laws.”

Beirut sighed. “Actually, let’s say that you have gained full insights into all nine Elemental Laws. Would that be considered complete mastery?”

“If I gain insights into all nine, I should be a Highgod, right?” Linley said.

“Right. It’s true that you would be a Highgod.” Beirut nodded. “However, you wouldn’t be at the level of complete mastery. Forget it, there’s no need to discuss this for now. It’s far too early.”

Linley laughed and nodded.

“When Deities do battle, there’s great differences between Deities of different levels. Generally speaking, Gods are able to kill Demigods. But of course, there are always exceptions.” Hearing Beirut say this, Linley’s eyes lit up.

Beirut explained, “The divine sparks of Gods are able to summon a ‘Godrealm’ that can suppress a Demigod’s. Under his Godrealm, your speed will slow drastically. In addition, the divine power of a divine God spark is more pure. Just based on these two things alone, the outcome of any battle is virtually preordained.”

Linley nodded.

Within Ojwin’s Godrealm, he had sensed his speed lower measurably. Originally, Linley’s speed had been much faster than those two black-robed men, but within the Godrealm, he was actually slower than them.

“Thus, when a Demigod is to battle a God,” Beirut explained with a laugh, “The first option is to ambush. To use the most powerful attack you have before the enemy has utilized the Godrealm and to kill him.”

“Kill by ambush?” Linley said, puzzled. “Full Gods shouldn’t be so easy to kill.”

“Right.” Beirut said. “Even via ambush, in the instant you draw near to him, he will definitely react. If you want to be able to kill him in a situation like that, then you must have…a profound mystery which is much more powerful than his!”

“Because, your divine power isn’t as pure as his. Thus, you have to overcome him via a better weapon and the Laws!” Beirut explained.

Linley understood.

So what if one was a God?

A God might have, for example, mastered three profound mysteries, but if those three profound mysteries were low level, then the God wouldn’t excessively powerful when using any one of those three profound mysteries. Thus, those types of Gods had to rely on their Godrealm and their pure divine power to kill Demigods.

“But of course, even if that God trained in low level profound mysteries, once they fuse those low-level mysteries they have gained, then you would have no chance.” Beirut sighed. “The fusion of two low-level mysteries is definitely not one bit weaker than a high level mystery!”

Linley nodded.

For example, the ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ mysteries which had fused into the Profound Truths of Velocity was not one whit inferior to the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’.

“In other words, only the most outstanding of Demigods are capable of defeating weak Gods!” Beirut concluded. “But of course, if one has an exceedingly outstanding divine artifact, or if there are some special factors in play, victory might be possible.”


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73 thoughts on “Book 13, Chapter 19” - NO SPOILERS

          1. It must also be understood that this has been pointed out countless times already so as to be startled by this is unlikely 😉

  1. Thanks Ren!

    Come on Linley, get it together.
    You fused fast and slow to make velocity.
    You’re in the process of fusing all 256 waves into a single wave.
    Clearly, fusing different laws and aspects to get stronger is the way the world works.

  2. Thanks, it was nice read before sleep 🙂 Duh, duh, too bad IET back when writing CD did not have patience to properly create ways of introducing world… Or rather, to make them a little bit more interesting. Those whole chapters of explaining could be as well skipped mostly, leaving it for readers to understand… Well, duh, i guess Beirut giving Linley some face because of Bebe is also viable plot, but for me, not that exciting ~~

    1. Seeing his beloved bebe so fondly using a straw hat, He was startled and his face changed colour. He didnt know whether to laugh or cry,for his mental image of bebe had been crushed into meat paste.

      ^ What IET would write

  3. ah I knew it, I knew it Bebe’s a bisheeeeeeee!!!!! it said a cute little boy!
    come to big sis my cuteee Bebe i’ll give you a biiiig hug!!!!!!! >.<
    awwww he's joking with Cathy and Berry, he's sooooooo cuuuuteeeeeee!
    Go Bebe clan!!!!!!!! All hail Bebeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! 😀
    Oh my teach is coming, gotta go, Thx ren for these awesome two chaps! Bye 😉

    1. No hes not.
      Trust me.

      He acts cute.
      But after seeing what he looks like that just takes it to a whole new level of weird.
      Just imagine a guy wearing a straw hat a sleeveless shirt with muscles giggling with his hands covering his mouth.
      Gives me nightmares

        1. no I’m not, you dumbass! I like the bishounen type not that freaky bulldozer musclely type!
          aaah i came to comment again!!!! I’m gonna get caught becuz of you!

          PS. this is a request to CA, plz refrain from posting anything that involves me (or my lil sis) for next week, since I can’t come here to defend myself! (you guys do it every time to make me mad anyway *sigh*) and I’m all alone every time with no one on my side T.T (not even Bebe clan *sigh*)
          so don’t say any misleading things! (like anyone ever say anything good about me *sigh*)

          and lastly I love you Bebe and Linley and Delia!!!!!!

          1. what do you mean bad? i always say good about you 🙂 it’s just the way you interpret it, really. try looking into my eyes. did you see any speck of dishonesty in it 😯

            p.s : btw, how could we even refrain from it when it is fun? even you couldn’t refrain yourself to comment, even when the situation is risky. come clean with yourself already 😎

          2. Well, that’s a rather disturbing image that bebe is giving me there >.>

            And yuzu, I hardly ever mention you unless jokingly but defend yourself? All you do is be mad >.> that’s not really defending yourself is it now. As for being on your side, we’ve all, or at least most of us, have defended you before. Furthermore, we’re all just joking so in a sense we’re all on your side.

            And we don’t do it to make you mad, rather because we like to interact with you.

    1. Well, he only explained what it means to master 1%, 10%, and 50% of law requires to advance to god and high god. So you shouldn’t be that confused

      In layman terms:
      We already know there are countless profound mystery of a law/edict.
      However, all that is is just different interpretation of a type of law/edict.
      For each 7 laws and 4 edicts, it includes a small number of different types of profound mysteries. Small number being around 9.

      Each of these types mysteries are a high level or low level. Whether a person first master a high level or low level depends on their talent, with the first mystery the easiest.

      It is said that advancing to god and high god get exponentially harder and it is now explained why.
      The first type of mystery of a law/edict you understand is the easiest as it is the one easiest for you to understand.
      However for each following mystery get harder and harder as it is not something easy for you. Something like to be a professor in a certain subject, it takes natural talent and hard work. However to be a professor in multiple unrelated subjects (such as first was nuclear physics, then biology, then literature, then Law), it is harder as it it not what you were most interested in.

      To Reach 10% understand of a Law/Edict and become God, you need either understand of 3 different mysteries or 2 mysteries and a fusion of the two.
      To Reach 50% understand of a Law/Edict and become HighGod, you need to understand all the different types of mysteries.

      Normally, Fusion Mystery > Low type Mystery.
      So Linley can kill a full god that only know low type mysties.

    2. Pretty much this is IET telling us how laws and gods work and Beirut warning Linley not to start trouble because although he might be able to kill a god he would get his ass handed to him if he tried to fight a highgod.

      Plus from what we learned from earlier chapters the wargod and the high priestess would be pretty a weak highgod because they are fusing with a spark. In the end sparks are like rare candies.

      1. don’t you mean Wargod O’Brien and High Priest (High Priest is the title name, no need to change it even gender is known) Catherine were both Demigod.

        We don’t know if High Priest fused with a spark originally or not.
        Maybe War God found a demigod spark with a medium level type mystery of the Fire law and High Priest ascended naturally with a low level type mystery of Life Edict..

        Spark are like rare candies since they just know someone higher then them that kills a demigod.

        Pretty sure at Linley’s level near the end, he’ll be fighting sovereign class, he’ll be able to kill high gods easily. Of which he may get to fights like the ABD one, so he’ll have a lot of High God Sparks.

  4. Thanks for the chapter/translation.

    So to be a Demigod, you need to understand 1 mystery, and that 1% of a law/edict.
    To become a FullGod, you need to understand 3 mysteries or mystery and a fusion of the two, and that 10% of the law/edict

    If there is around 9 types of mysteries, why is demigod 1% and FullGod 10%?
    Shouldn’t it be 10% and 30%?

    1. i dunno either. i could have swore back when linley first met fain or whatever, that it was said that you needed 10% for demigod. but that could have just been an example, because i specifically remember something like this was said, ‘if a saint understands 1% and another saint understands 9% even though they both are saints one is far superior to the other.’ not an exact quote but i do remember that comparison.

      of course it could have just been that IET forgot and then chose 1% later.

  5. Thank you thank you thank you translator!!! Why are u so good to us commoners today by giving us another double dose of goodness!!!!

    You are the best!!!! Wanna see linley become a god NOW

  6. A God might have, for example, mastered three profound mysteries, but if those three profound mysteries were low level, then the God wouldn’t excessively powerful when using any one of those three profound mysteries.

    Ren I think you should add ‘be’

    A God might have, for example, mastered three profound mysteries, but if those three profound mysteries were low level, then the God wouldn’t excessively be powerful when using any one of those three profound mysteries.

    1. well, linley 2m tall iinm, and the barkers are even more. even wharton is 2.2. heck even delia is taller than current bebe.

      i’m sure our other resident lurker(s) can give out more accurate numbers. 😉

  7. well, linley 2m tall iinm, and the barkers are even more. even wharton is 2.2. heck even delia is taller than current bebe.

    i’m sure our other resident lurker(s) can give out more accurate numbers. 😉

    ok, this is weird. i’m pretty sure i hit the reply button, but for some reason my comment appear as new one. for the 2nd time today.

  8. if all highgods have mastery of all the mysteries in a particular law, then wouldn’t that mean that the only thing separating the power level of a highgod is determined by his/her artifact? if not, then what comes after the mastery of the law, maybe fusing all the mysteries together? hmmmm IET has some explanations to do

  9. i think the deepest mystery is to know when one can laugh or cry, “its called the profound mysteries of laugh or cry”. when one masters this he/she will become super sovereign

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