Book 13, Chapter 22

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Book 13, Gebados – Chapter 22, Intimidation

As Barnas and the others retreated, the clouds parted and the sun once more shone down on Dragonblood Castle.

The group of people in Dragonblood Castle all stared disbelievingly at these two youths. Just then, that Barnas who had held down Tarosse and wanted to kill everyone, instead instantly had one of his clones destroyed by those two youths. What was most astonishing was…

The two youths in front of them were the two Violet-Gold Rat Kings!

“Hart, Harvey?” Linley said rather hesitatingly.

“Haha..” Loud laughter could be heard. It came from the nearby Tarosse, who laughed while walking over. “I’ve never understood how the three sons of someone as almighty as Lord Beirut, who were no younger than me and have lived for millions of years, could be at the Saint level the entire time. I’ve always suspected that you three brothers were hiding your true power. Now it seems that is indeed the case!

Hart and Harvey, the two brothers, both chuckled.

Linley, upon hearing this, instantly understood. In the past, he didn’t know how long Hart and Harvey had been alive for.

Now, from the sound of it, they had actually been living for millions of years. With such a long life, and with their father being Beirut, a Highgod and a Sovereign’s Emissary…if Harry, Hart, and Harvey truly had remained at the Saint level, that would indeed be bizarre.

“I truly feel envious.” Dylin sighed. “Hart, the two divine clones of you two brothers are both in possession of Highgod artifacts.”

“Yep.” The violet-robed Hart nodded.

“Our Lord Father gifted these two to us when we brothers originally became Deities.” A gold-robed Harvey said.

Tarosse, Dylin, the War God, High Priest, Cesar, and the others all sighed and thought the same thing; there was just no way to compare with them!

To them, getting a Highgod artifact was like a dream.

But Hart and Harvey not only had Highgod artifacts, they had Highgod artifacts for each of their two clones.

“Custodial theft!” Linley suddenly thought of this phrase.

As Linley saw it, Lord Beirut definitely had used his authority to procure Highgod artifacts for his children. It made sense; Lord Beirut was the manager of the Necropolis of the Gods. It wouldn’t be too hard to procure a few Highgod artifacts on behalf of his children.

“No wonder my Bloodviolet was used to help set up that magic sealing formation.” Linley understood now.

To Lord Beirut, a Highgod artifact was no big deal.

No wonder, on the day of his wedding, Beirut had gifted them with a divine spark.

Delia laughed, “Everyone, don’t just stand there like a fool. Since Hart and Harvey have joined forces, they’ve already intimidate the enemy and scared them off. As I see it, from today onwards, Dragonblood Castle will be able to enjoy a peaceful period. This is a wonderful affair. We need to have a good celebration!”

Housekeeper Hiri chortled, “I’ll immediately give the orders for a feast to be prepared!”

Everyone in Dragonblood Castle was in an excellent mood. Everyone understood that for the sake of protecting Bebe, Lord Beirut definitely wouldn’t let anything threaten Dragonblood Castle. This time, just through Hart and Harvey making their moves…

The opponent’s forces had been intimidated!

There was no question about this at all.

Barnas’ side had heroically come, broadcasting their aura everywhere as they attacked Dragonblood Castle, attracting many experts along the way. Those experts even used their divine sense to summon their friends, so that when the battle occurred, there were many Deities and Saints hidden far away from Dragonblood Castle, watching the battle.

Naturally, these experts clearly saw what happened during this battle.

The manner in which Hanbritt’s attack had caused the world itself to change colors caused the many experts to exhale in shock.

Tarosse’s easy blocking of Hanbritt’s attack also made them secretly say to themselves that this God’s power truly was formidable.

In particular, when Barnas attacked, all of the experts were shocked. Even the two Gods who had hidden themselves nearby were utterly amazed. Their hearts were shaken by the power of the Highgod artifact in Barnas’ hands. Only…who would have imagined that Hart and Harvey suddenly would attack?

All of the experts present had been flabbergasted!

In the blink of an eye, Barnas’ side had been badly wounded, while Barnas lost one of his divine clones!

Hart and Harvey’s power caused everyone present to be astonished.

In particular, those words that they uttered; “Dragonblood Castle is a place under Lord Beirut’s protection. Go tell Adkins that he had best not permit people to come here in the future. Otherwise, next time, it won’t be as simple a punishment as destroying one of your clones.”

At that time, the violet-robed youth, Hart, had intentionally spread his voice to an exceedingly great distance.

Those experts instantly understood that Dragonblood Castle was now under Lord Beirut’s protection, and Lord Beirut clearly didn’t even care about someone as powerful as the Highgod, Adkins. How then would those ordinary Demigods and Gods possibly dare to antagonize Dragonblood Castle?

These experts all spread this news widely.

Many of the experts hidden within the Yulan continent quickly learned that Dragonblood Castle not only had many Gods protecting it, it was also under guardianship of Lord Beirut. Without question…no one below the rank of Highgod would dare to irritate Lord Beirut!

Dragonblood Castle’s reputation, as well as information regarding its master, Linley, quickly became known to many experts.

O’Brien Empire. The imperial palace.

A cold wind howled, fluttering past the long robes of Barnas and the others.

Barnas, Gatenby, Ojwin, and Hanbritt were all standing together in a line respectfully to one side of Adkins. Adkins’ face was gloomy. Right his right hand, he was holding a goblet of blood-red wine. He swept the four with a knife-like gaze.

“Barnas, your clone was destroyed?” Adkins could instantly tell that Barnas was badly injured.

“Yes.” Barnas nodded slightly.

“Bastard!” Adkins let out a furious howl, smashing the goblet in his hand to the ground. “WHAP!” The wine goblet shattered. That crystalline sound seemed to have struck Barnas, Ojwin, and the others on their heart. The handsome, suave Adkins now looked like a fierce, enraged panther.

“Come with me!”

Adkins’ face was ferocious and fierce. “We are immediately heading to Dragonblood Castle. We will destroy them all!!!”

Barnas, Ojwin, Gatenby, and Hanbritt were greatly shocked. Only Ojwin had a hint of surprise and delight in his eyes. If Adkins personally attacked, then he would have a chance to avenge his son.

“Lord Adkins!” Barnas hurriedly said. “Lord Adkins, you cannot!”

Adkins angrily spun around to stare at him, saying furiously, “Grandpa Barnas, your clone was destroyed. That means you lost a life. How can we not avenge this enmity?”

The nearby Hanbritt and Ojwin were both stunned.

Grandpa Barnas?

The nearby Gatenby, however, wasn’t surprised at all. He had followed Lord Adkins for a fairly long period of time. He knew the relationship between Barnas and Adkins.

Before Adkins and Barnas had reached the Deity-level, the relationship between the two had been that of a young master and his housekeeper.

Barnas had always looked after Adkins. In fact, to be precise, Barnas had been the first to reach the Deity-level, and after having done so, he had always looked after Adkins. Adkins had a rather violent temper. Although he was extremely talented in training, because he had caused trouble and angered the Planar Overseer of the Yulan Plane of his era, Barnas and Adkins had both been locked into the Gebados Planar Prison.

In the Gebados Planar Prison, Barnas had taken care of Adkins the entire time. In the end, Adkins’ power had overtaken that of Barnas and he had reached the Highgod level.

However, in his heart, Barnas was still the closest, most trusted person Adkins knew.

Barnas had a bitter look on his face. “Adkins, don’t be hotheaded!”

Hotheaded? If anyone else had said this to Adkins, Adkins would have killed him by now. But the person who said the words was Barnas.

“Lord Adkins, you didn’t let me finish. My clone was indeed destroyed, but it was destroyed by the forces of Beirut. Dragonblood Castle is under Beirut’s protection. If we go over there, that means we are openly becoming enemies of Beirut.”

“Hmph, a young fellow who has only trained a few million years!” Adkins’ eyes emitted a cold light. “So what if he is a Sovereign’s Emissary? I refuse to believe I cannot kill him!”

Adkins could be considered a genius. Even in the Gebados Planar Prison, where experts were as common as the clouds, the only ones who could truly make him submit were those five Kings. As for this Beirut, just based on the fact that Beirut had only trained for a few million years, Adkins felt disdainful towards him.

Only Beirut’s status as a Sovereign’s Emissary made Adkins hesitate slightly.

Barnas urged solemnly, “Lord Adkins, do you know what those four figures wielded as their weapons?”

“What?” Adkins laughed coldly.

“All of them were Highgod artifacts!” Barnas said solemnly.

Adkins couldn’t help but start. Highgod artifacts. That was something which a Highgod created only after whole-heartedly cultivating an artifact for countless years. Generally speaking, experts who had only recently reached the Highgod level didn’t have Highgod artifacts.

Although he, Adkins, was very powerful, despite the passage of many years, he only had three Highgod artifacts in total, one of which he had given Barnas. He himself kept two.

But these four people had a total of four Highgod artifacts!

“Hmph. Nothing more than gifts from the Sovereign.” Adkins sneered.

Barnas bitterly urged, “Lord Adkins, that isn’t Beirut himself, just his subordinates. Those four figures were actually two people, each of which had two clones. Even those two people each have two Highgod artifacts. Lord Adkins, think about it. What about Beirut himself, then?”

Adkins, in his heart, began to hesitate now.

“All he can do is rely on the Sovereign behind him.” Adkins’ heart was filled with inconsolable fury.

What he feared was…

Beirut might be in possession of many precious Highgod artifacts, perhaps even soul-protecting Highgod artifacts. Or, if Beirut were to be in possession of a Sovereign artifact…even an ordinary Highgod who possessed a true Sovereign artifact would have terrifyingly powerful force when using it.

“Since Lord Beirut dares to act in such a way, clearly he has complete confidence in himself.” Barnas looked at him. “Lord Adkins, I’ve only lost a single clone. I’m not dead, after all. Lord Adkins, what really matter is you being able to acquire the treasures within the Necropolis of the Gods. That’s what matters. Right now, it’s best not to make an enemy out of Beirut.”

Adkins was silent for a moment.

“Fine. I will endure for this thousand years.” Adkins ground his teeth. “After I acquire what I need from the Necropolis of the Gods…at that time, I will make Beirut regret the ignorance and arrogance he put on display today!”

Barnas let out a relieved sigh in his heart.

He knew that Adkins was too arrogant and incapable of enduring. However, Adkins would still listen to Barnas’ advice.

Thus, Adkins did not go to Dragonblood Castle to seek revenge. He maintained his silence. Adkins’ silence caused many of the thousands of experts who had come to the Yulan continent from the Gebados Planar Prison to believe…

Adkins feared Beirut!

The Forest of Darkness. The metallic castle.

“This Adkins actually managed to resist and endure.” Lying on a recliner, drinking a cup of tea, Beirut had a hint of a smile on his face. “It seems the Yulan Plane is going to be quiet for a period of time. Only…Hodan in the north doesn’t want to be lonely.”

Beirut turned his head, staring northwards.

His gaze seemed to pierce through the veil of reality, seeing the Planar Overseer, Hodan, in the Arctic Icecap.

“Can it be that those experts all think that the Necropolis of the Gods is a treasure room where they can acquire divine Highgod sparks, Highgod artifacts, and even Sovereign artifacts as they please? Haha…what a pity, the guardian of the Necropolis of the Gods is myself!”

Beirut was grinning like a fox, but his eyes held a hint of anticipation.

After all, having been in the Yulan Plane for so long, Beirut would also feel bored.

To occasionally be entertained was a good thing.


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104 thoughts on “Book 13, Chapter 22” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Just a quick recommendation: When you change to a place like “O’Brien Empire. The imperial palace.” it would be nice if you put it in a more distinguished way, example:

      —O’Brien Empire. The imperial palace.—

      It’s sounds silly but it’s not, when you are focused reading about a battle or something and it suddenly change places it kinda threw you off rhythm.

      1. Alex08, I try not to add in additional things that IET didn’t originally add in. Almost every place there is a ‘…..’ for example, is one where he put it in.

          1. …but a new guy/gal has appeared. Things have just starting getting interesting.

            Also didn’t we just have a couple year time skip. Only 9997 to go….

    1. i still haven’t thank you for the DD links right?

      it was a good read. though end up in cliffhanger atm. and found several more jewel there as well. thank you.

    1. he is a high god since the next rank up is sovereign who he represents.

      but he has many perks as the Rep. of a Sovereign. he should also be a relatively strong high god. he is also a divine beast, god eater rat. ;P

      so there was never anything simple about him xD

      1. Except why is a rep of a sovereign.

        Could be he is the sovereign he is representing is himself?

        But then no one believes my theory. Meh, it’ll feel very satisfying if my “crack pot imagination as Cal calls it” proves true, and I’ll have SS of your before reactions of all the times you guys disagreed.

        Won’t say anything more since this chapter didn’t really give new info on Beruit or Sovereigns.

        1. No man! I agree with you! I don’t get why others don’t see why that would be an obvious plot direction! In fact, I’m 99% Beirut is a Sovereign in some form. Perhaps he’s a sovereign and he did the split soul method and has multiple bodies and one of them is a highgod which is the Beirut that stays in the Yulan continent. I refuse to believe that Beirut will only be a measly highgod… He’s the type of character that will always surprise you, and will never be put in some sort of weak spot. In fact, the only possible time for that to happen, is in the end or near the end when Linley becomes stronger than him(I’m assuming Linley will… I mean, come on). Anyhow, as for his highgod on the yulan continent? (Unless there’s a way for sovereigns to enter the material planes). He’s definitely stronger than all the other highgods there, including all the ones in the prison… I’m sure. :3

          1. *whisper* +1 for Beirut fan club! hehe 😛
            thx ten! *runs away*

            PS. now that I think about it ren has the craziest comment section ever! they argue about most ridiculous things in the most serious way! this is ultra crazy! 😀 (guess I too am a part of it)
            soooo that means every regular commenter here belongs to CA!!!!! Good luck black! lot more children to take care of, CA daddy!!!!!!! (aka black) 😉

          2. ohh, the NotG was built to entertain a sovereign. Maybe Beirut truly is one. I mean, there are 49 of them, and it’s been said that inter-planar travel is extremely difficult, but Beirut recently traveled to another plane to ‘visit’ that guy who injured Bebe (back at the Sacred Isle). So yeah, I also believe Beirut may be a sovereign.

          3. OK
            who gave yuzu cofee?
            Runsing go put her to bed
            She keeps running aroud.

            Oh and btw Black congrats on becoming a father.
            🙂

          4. …I don’t… you might have a point. He acts like a sovereign whose to say that his first body got stuck at high god level while his second made sovereign. After all he’s a God Eater … he needs to be more OP 😛

          5. Beirut is a high god, that’s been established already.

            all we know of the sovereign is that he represents it nothing more. there is a possibility that one of his clones is that sovereign but nothing conclusive towards that as of yet.

            @YyAoMmIi enough with the sovereign walking the material world already. the story said multiple times that cannot be done. there is the tiny chance that he may have a sovereign divine clone, but until we actually know something about the sovereign that can’t really be argued either. also people won’t deny what they said so a SS is pointless lol

          6. yuzu-sama, be a good girl and go to sleep. you’re almost OD on caffeine.

            or be prepared for a spank.

        2. There is one thing that’s been getting to me, and that’s the whole material plane thing right, the presence of a sovereign can rip a plane apart?, but I highly doubt that, because if you read the previous chapter where Beirut is explaining to linley he did not say that a sovereign could not enter one completely he said it would be very difficult?.

          So here is my theory, the beirut in the yulan continent is the original body, and one of his clones is a sovereign, because remember you can borrow divine power from your clones, it just won’t be as powerful as fusing with a divine spark and having the divine power inside you, if this is right then that would mean even if his clone is a sovereign he himself can borrow part of that power, without ripping apart the yulan continent.

          Meaning a highgod cannot beat him easily, which is why he might have so much confidence, and this theory is mainly because of the whole linleys original body can use wind but his clone using the same technique is far more powerful, and remember he is a deity beast, so it explains why he is not like his sons, where their original body is still at the saint level and still in beast mode.

    1. i hope not. remember the feeling of someone ‘calling’ for him that linley felt? the bloodviolet devil or the origin of dragonblood warrior, would be more likely, imo

  1. Thanks for the quick translation Ren !!
    OoOooOoO…. that next chapter teaser though ……>.< I feel like the whole Yulan continent is going to go up inflames very soon.

  2. So after reading the last 3 chapters a few times, I would like for someone to clarify things for me. So the strength of a Highgod is ranked as such?:

    Highgod w/ Divine Spark < Highgod w/Law < Highgod w/Law Masteries
    < Highgod w/ Fusion Laws

    I'm going to assume that if a high god with Fusion or with out possesses a powerful Hgod Divine artifact or Sovereign he/she is on par with or ranked higher than a highgod w/fusion Laws? Please correct me if i misinterpreted.

    P.S. Anyone else LoL at Linley when he said “Custodial theft!”

  3. Thanks for the chapter Ren and Robert, AP of Indonesia, and jphilli9018 for donating.

    Beirut is such a boss and master troll. He would probably remove all the sovereign sparks sand artifacts and only leave deity stuff to troll them, lol.

    1. Much stronger, I’m sure. Look at the way he acts… From what I see, he’s definitely smart, so he would not do stupid shit like acting arrogant if he truly couldn’t back it up. :3

      1. Adhkins is probably more stronger, Beirut is bad to fusion these laws, he probably rely in this highgod/sovereign artifact and eventually in is God eater ability for defeat Adhkins. Idem for these five king. (Sorry for my english, i’m french).

        1. Just because Beirut couldn’t fuse his laws doesn’t mean that he’s weaker than Adkins, well just look at the Five Kings of Gebados Prison Plane, according to Beirut these Five Kings couldn’t do that too, but they’re still stronger than Adkins.

        2. who said beirut is weak at law fusion, he just said he could fuse them all at once when he reached highgod. He could have fused them all later, as it was never stated whether beirut did or not. Also, it is very likely that the beirut in the yulan plane is just the sovereign rep. to himself.

          1. Well, according to Beirut. It was already too late.

            “Beirut laughed self-mockingly. “For example, myself. In the past, I didn’t know these things. By the time I reached the Highgod level and wanted to fuse them, it was too late. Fuse several mysteries of the Laws into one at the same time? It is too hard.””

          2. Well he said all at the same time. That doesn’t mean he can start going 9–>8—>7…

            Though I agree Beruit didn’t do fusion.

          3. Hi,
            i just registered because i want to join the discussion 😀

            I think Beirut is fooling us here.
            He says that after reaching the Highgod Level it became to hard to fuse all the laws.
            But doesn’t that apply to only one Law. (probably darkness)
            That would mean he could have trained another law to the highgod level in the proper way.
            His children all seem to have an affinity for two elements.

  4. I remember reading that Linley’s original body when transformed are stronger than his current divine clone. Does that mean that Linley’s transformed body is in the level of Full God?

    1. I’m going to assume Linley’s Original Transformed body will always be slightly higher then his level, as for every level upgrade, he’ll be able to draw more power from Coiled Dragon Ring, and becomes more like his ancestor, the Sovereign.

      If we consider demigod as 1, Full God is 2, and High God is 3, I’ll would say Linley’s Dragon Form mode would be +.25 to his current form.

      Cause unless he ambush a Full God, there is no way for him to kill one due to the divine power part.
      Deity fights are mostly with laws, divine power, and artifacts. While the strength makes a bit of a difference, I don’t think it matter that much.

      1. He means golden-azure Dragonform transformation -.- I dunno what the heck you are describing in your post, but whateeever 😛

        @Vincent

        Yes, it’s stronget physically than Divine Clone.

        No, it’s not at God level though 🙂

        1. YyAoMmIi is doing that a lot lately it seems. even if what he says makes no logical sense with what we know.

          looking forward to his main form being able to harness the 7 elements someday, since i assume that is where he is heading.

          his dragon transformation would be really scary then, but I wonder if it would match up to a god or something then?

        2. I was referring to the golden transform post coiled dragon…

          Was making the assumption when his clone body reaches full god and high god level, his divine power get better, which in turn improves his divine sense.

          It is known that you can’t use the full power of an artifact until you reaches the same rank as it and you make it recognize you. Since CDR is a sovereign level artifact, chances are he can uses the drops inside it better at each rank up due to a better divine sense.

          So when his clone reaches full god level, I’m assuming the drops would also improve his original golden DW transform to be full god level.

  5. hmmm
    anyway this sadista guy doesnt seem to be from gebados
    Maybe hes from hell or the life realm?
    did he come here for beiruts little tower game?
    but why only now?
    or did he come here to kill someone?

    1. I think the reason is the same as those guys who descended from other planes into Yulan Plane. This Sadista guy wants to enter the Necropolis of the God, too.

  6. hmm now it make me wonder just what kind of Artifact Beirut gave to Straw Hat Bebe when he reached Diety. seeing just at how much he is doting on him… he might go as far as giving him a Sovereign artifact lol… I say he gave him the allmighty Gomu Gomu Sovereign Artifact!^^

  7. thank god the story didn’t go the way I thought it would! thankfully Adkins didn’t immediately rush over and attempt revenge, that shit happens waaaaay to often in this story and is quite often pretty annoying.

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