Book 13, Chapter 23

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Book 13, Gebados – Chapter 23, Sadista

The Yulan Plane. The Arctic Icecap. Deep within an iceberg that stretched into the clouds. This was the residence of the Planar Overseer, Hodan.

This iceberg peak had a total of eleven complicated hexa-star magic formations surrounding it.

As Beirut in the Forest of Darkness looked this way, Hodan was currently seated in front of a magic formation. The complex magic formation was glowing with light which rose into the skies, making the center of it seem illusory and dreamlike.

Hodan’s face held irrepressible excitement on it as well.

“Coming.” Hodan’s eyes lit up. From within the center of the magic formation, an indistinct group of human figures could be seen. Slowly, the glow of the magic formation faded away, revealing a few dozen people within the magic formation. The aura these few dozen people emanated were enough to make one’s heart shudder.

All of them were Deities!

The leader was dressed in a gaudy black robe with gold trim, looking like a gentleman heading to a banquet. The leader was the first to see Hodan, and he immediately smiled. “Hodan, it’s been thousands of years. You’ve been working hard.”

Hodan immediately bowed in respect. “Lord Sadista [Sa’di’si’ta], it is my honor to be able to work on behalf of the clan!”

Sadista folded his arms over his chest, gently rubbing a ring on his finger that occasionally glimmered with red light. With a calm laugh, he said, “Hodan, you gave only a very brief summary to the clan. Explain clearly the current situation in the Yulan continent.”

“Yes.” In front of this Sadista, Hodan was acting as if he were a meek servant.

“Lord Sadista, not long ago, there were some problems which occurred in the tunnels between the Yulan Plane and the Planar Prison, causing quite a few experts to flee out. Although Lord Beirut went to seal off the tunnel, many Deities still escaped.”

“Aside from a minority who left for the Higher Planes and the Divine Planes, most have remained in the Yulan continent. I fear that they are most likely intending to enter the Necropolis of the Gods!”

Sadista nodded slightly.

“Hodan, are there any Highgod level experts?” Sadista asked.

“There is, one! His name is ‘Adkins’. Lord Adkins is currently living in the O’Brien Empire. This Lord Adkins clearly wishes to go to the Necropolis of the Gods.” Hodan said respectfully.

“Adkins?” Sadista frowned.

He didn’t care about any of the other experts, but since Adkins was a Highgod, Sadista had to be careful about him. Although Sadista had engaged in many battles within the Infernal Realm of the Higher Planes, Sadista knew that someone who was able to survive in a Planar Prison and even train to the level of Highgod meant that Adkins definitely wasn’t someone who could be matched by those members of powerful alliances and clans in the Infernal Realm who were given Highgod sparks but were not experienced in using them.

One of Sadista’s followers immediately said, “Lord Sadista, don’t worry. That Adkins definitely isn’t a match for you, milord.”

“Shut your mouth.” Sadista frowned.

His follower instantly didn’t dare to make another sound.

Hodan said respectfully, “Lord Sadista, not long ago, four Gods under Adkins’ command and the forces of the Baruch Empire’s Dragonblood Castle engaged in a battle.”

“Oh?” Sadista looked at Hodan curiously.

He didn’t understand why Hodan would mention Gods. However, Sadista understood that Hodan wouldn’t raise this for no purpose.

“However, Adkins’ forces were defeated badly and retreated!” Hodan laughed. He could tell that Sadista was somewhat surprised, and he continued, “That Dragonblood Castle also has full Gods, and more importantly, it is a place under Lord Beirut’s protection!”

“This time, Adkins’ side suffered a huge loss, but Adkins didn’t dare to go make trouble for Lord Beirut.” Hodan said.

Sadista nodded slightly. “This Adkins can be considered to be intelligent, as he didn’t go irritate Beirut. Only, now that makes things a bit tricky for us. If Adkins truly had been so arrogant as to go irritate Beirut, it would have been excellent if Beirut had disposed of him for us. Only now, things are troublesome.”

“Uncle, is Beirut definitely capable of killing Adkins?” A youth behind Sadista said.

Sadista knew exactly how powerful Beirut was. Laughing calmly, he said, “Beirut’s power is far greater than you can imagine. Do you know that ten thousand years ago, during the Apocalypse Wars of the Yulan continent, even the likes of the Bloodviolet Fiend who dominated the entire Infernal Realm as well as Twelve-Winged Angels of the Divine Plane of Light had participated…those individuals could all be considered amongst the most powerful of Highgods in existence.”

“The Bloodviolet Fiend?” The youngster let out a shocked breath.

In the Higher Plane of the Infernal Realm, the Bloodviolet Fiend was already a figure of legend. In fact, many experts of the Infernal Realm all believed that the Bloodviolet Fiend was already powerful enough to be given the title of ‘Asura’.

Asura!

This was a title of extremely great reverence within the Infernal Realm. Only the most powerful of Highgods would be awarded such a title.

“The results of those battles were, all of those powerful Highgods fell! Not a single one of them survived. The only one who survived out of all of them was Beirut!” Sadista let out an emotional breath. “Although I’m not too certain about the specifics of that battle, just based on that alone, it means that Beirut should be even more fearsome than the Bloodviolet Fiend! Tell me, do you think there is any chance that someone as powerful as him wouldn’t be able to kill this Adkins?”

Sadista’s words caused everyone behind him to let out shocked breaths.

They were all only Gods and Demigods. In the clan, they weren’t qualified to learn of the many secrets and hidden facts of the universe.

“Right. Hodan, this Yulan Plane should be one of the planes where the Four Divine Beast clans have a branch, right?” Sadista suddenly asked. “Are there any descendants of the Four Divine Beast clans in the Yulan Plane?”

“There are, and quite a few.” Hodan replied.

Sadista’s face changed.

“Hmph, so there still are some left!” Sadista’s face instantly turned fierce, and his face seemed to instantly be covered with a layer of frost. “However many they are, kill them all! Not one is to be left alive!”

Hodan shook his head. “Lord Sadista, just now, I spoke of Dragonblood Castle. This is currently the main headquarters of the Four Divine Beast clans. Many Undying Warriors and Dragonblood Warriors are gathered there. In particular, there is one known as Linley. He has an extraordinary relationship with Lord Beirut.”

“Linley?” Sadista frowned.

“Linley is a descendant of the Dragonblood Warrior clan, but he has a magical beast companion. The important thing is…that magical beast is a legendary ‘Godeater Rat’. Aside from Lord Beirut, the one and only Godeater Rat in the countless planes of the universe! Lord Beirut is filled with love and affection towards that Godeater Rat. If you were to act against Linley, milord, then you would be openly making enemies of Lord Beirut.” Hodan said hurriedly. “Milord, we need to consider the bigger picture here.”

Sadista’s face was cold and gloomy.

Hodan knew very well that Sadista deeply desired to kill the descendants of the Four Divine Beast clans.

“Milord, it is nothing more than a branch. It has no impact on the big picture. The most important thing is the Necropolis of the Gods.” Hodan said hurriedly.

Sadista knew, of course, what really mattered. Sadista also knew a little bit regarding Beirut’s background and history. If he were to make an enemy out of Beirut…that was something he didn’t wish to do. Sadista let out a long breath. “Then for now, we won’t act against those people. Linley actually managed to become friends with this Godeater Rat. What a stroke of luck for him.”

Sadista looked at Hodan, then said, “How long will it be before the next opening of the Necropolis of the Gods?”

“Roughly a thousand years.” Hodan replied.

“Fine.” Sadista nodded. “Hodan, stay here. Everyone else, come with me.” As he spoke, Sadista transformed into a blur, flying south and away from the iceberg. The dozens of experts behind him all closely followed Sadista.

Sadista led the group of experts out of the North Sea and to the Yulan Continent.

Although Sadista had brought a group of experts to the Yulan continent, he hadn’t caused any disruption at all. The Yulan continent remained as peaceful and tranquil as it ever had. In this sort of tranquility, time slowly flowed by like water, one year after another…

Dragonblood Castle.

It had been twenty full years since Barnas and the others had attacked. In the past twenty years, Linley’s original body had continued to train in the Throbbing Pulse of the World. After spending six full years, Linley had finally transformed the ‘Eight Fused Waves’ into the ‘Four Fused Waves’ of the Throbbing Pulse of the World.

After another twelve years, he had managed to transform the ‘Four Fused Waves’ into the ‘Two Fused Waves’.

But afterwards, Linley hadn’t been able to make any improvements at all. It must be understood that to reach the ‘all becomes one’ step, the previous insights, proofs, and visualization techniques which Linley had used had all become ineffective. This was the final barrier.

In other words, it was a bottleneck.

From the Two Fused Waves to the One Wave, one could either make the breakthrough in an instant, or take thousands or tens of thousands of years without making any progress. Linley was very confident in himself, and he was in no rush. Instead, he relaxed and began to spend more time with his wife, Delia.

Aside from advancing in the Throbbing Pulse of the World, Linley’s progress in the ‘Profound Truths of Velocity’ had been considerable as well.

What made Linley the happiest, however, wasn’t his improvement. Rather, it was the breakthroughs which his family and friends had made.

“Delia was the first to reach the Deity-level, and next was Barker, then Desri, then Zassler…Haeru was the slowest one.” Linley looked at the black-haired youngster in front of him, laughing, “Haeru, congratulations.”

Right. Haeru had finally become a Deity.

Several people in Dragonblood Castle had successively become Deities. In addition, the War God and the High Priest had finished fusing with the God-level divine sparks and become Gods. Everyone’s power had improved. Naturally, everyone was delighted.

“It was all thanks to your benevolence, Master.” In human form, Haeru remained as respectful as ever.

Linley laughed, “Haeru, no need to be so reserved around me. You can now go wherever you like.” Next to Linley, Delia laughed. “I think Haeru will definitely go show off to those three dragons. Haeru, am I right?”

Haeru could only laugh honestly.

Whenever Haeru thought about the future, he couldn’t help but feel delighted. Who would have imagined that he, a Blackcloud Panther, a magical beast of the ninth rank, would become a Deity.

After Haeru left, Linley paused for a moment, then said to Delia, “Delia, I’m planning to leave Dragonblood Castle for a time.”

“Hrm?” Delia was somewhat surprised.

Linley explained, “I’ve already reached a bottleneck in the Throbbing Pulse of the World. I want to go out for a while and experience the world for a bit. Perhaps that way, I will more easily reach a sudden insight and thus break through.” This Throbbing Pulse of the World was a fairly high level profound mystery of the Laws of the Earth.

To break through truly was very hard.

“Then I’ll go with you.” Delia didn’t want to part from him.

“Haha, I’m not going to other planes, just for a stroll around the Yulan continent. I can engage in communication via divine sense with you at any time.” Linley laughed. Delia laughed as well. Now that Delia was also a Deity, given that the Yulan continent was only so large, Delia’s divine sense was enough to search for and find Linley.

“Alright.” Delia nodded and laughed. “When are you planning to head out?”

“Tomorrow.” Linley said.

“What about Bebe?” Delia asked.

“He’ll come with me.” Linley laughed. “In the past, Bebe and I had spent three years together in the Mountain Range of Magical Beasts. That was the place where I first sensed the Throbbing Pulse of the World.”

The next morning, at dawn, just as the sun rose.

Linley didn’t tell anyone else about this trip. Only Delia knew about it. After bidding Delia farewell, Linley and Bebe secretly flew out of Dragonblood Castle, beginning a life of tourism and roving about in the Yulan continent.

“Boss, where shall we go?” Raising his head towards the wind, Bebe asked.

“I’ve never paid a visit to the great plains of the far east. Let’s go there first.” Linley said with a laugh.

Linley and Bebe both transformed into streaks of rainbow light, disappearing into the southeastern horizon.


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95 thoughts on “Book 13, Chapter 23” - NO SPOILERS

      1. Doesn’t say they are connected. Sadista has something against Supreme Warrior clans, but his real objective in coming to the Yulan Plane this time is to enter NotG, probably sent on this mission by their clan in the Infernal Realm. We don’t know for sure if Sadista’s beef with the Supreme Warriors is personal or not.

        1. Remember when linley went to the NotG he described it as a cube and on each side it had a picture of a beast 4 in total and linley was attracted by the picture of a dragon which i’m guessing is the divine dragon beast. Thats why he says that something is calling him. Thats why i think the 4 divine beast are connected to the NoTG.

      2. Thanks for the Chapter
        do you remember Hodan told Linley to go to Infernal Realm and many of his ancestors are there well I guest they are already dead and Hodan was trying to get Linley killed too.

        1. we don’t know anything along those lines.

          hodan tries to convince ALL saints to leave the yulan plane for one of the higher/divine planes. not just Linley.

          please keep speculation within reasonable limits, based on what has been revealed currently in the story.

          1. Agreed. If Hodan wanted Linley dead, he could have either directly Killed Linley, or tried to get him to go to a certain divine realm.

            By Certain Divine Realm, i mean the one under the rule of Evil Sovereign, the one that killed the Ancestor of the Dragon Blood Warrior that was a Sovereign.

  1. Oh Oh Oh! Divine beast clans?! Ho ho ho! Then Linley and the other three clans are basically part of a Ancestry of Deities! I wonder what the Divine beasts did to Hodan’s clan when they wanted to kill them all! My my, what a plot thickening and what if Linley finds this out? I feel sorry for that Clan once Linley becomes powerful enough.

    But nice to see that Linley chose the route that Mr.Assassin chose. Travel the world instead of being stuck forever in a secluded environment once the bottleneck was reached. After all, he only reached Wind divine clone upon battle and not sitting and trying to work through it. So this is essentially the key to his growth in the end. But I wonder how far his Sword has progressed, the Earth one.

    Well, I like that they also change environment in the story and I assume that is the main reason for getting Linley out of the castle to experience the changes in Yulan continent in its current state.

    But I like the development of this chapter a lot. I wonder why Hodan’s clan hates the Divine beast clans.

      1. The Dragon Sovereign went on a stroll one fine evening and he saw a beautiful maiden bathing in a spring under the moonlight. stuff happened, hybrid kid born. The rest is history.

          1. the fine maiden must have been a deity then and the moonlit spring in an immaterial plane 😛 xD

            o.o moonlit immaterial pool… now THAT is a sight to see before you die 😀

          2. Technically they can enter rooms like that pocket dimension under Linley’s house. Since they do not count as material planes.

          3. They can’t. It’s still only small dimension, it would instantly collapse and pull whole realm down with itself…

  2. Seems like soon we gonna see linley engage in battle with Sadista’s people

    Thanks for the chapter Ren! and many thanks to the TG of Georgia, half2 and libra1293 🙂

  3. Sadista’s name come from -> His parents once had this conversation when they were about to have a ….. (child): “You sadist!” ..*his mother kicks his father* “Ah….” …”What a wonderful name!” >:C

  4. Didn’t Hodan say he often visits Baruch in the Infernal Realm and they have tea together and play cards and stuff? Anyway, if Hodan’s superior is so antagonistic towards the beast clans, how come Baruch is even alive? Did he lie to Linley to convince him to go to the Infernal Realm?

    1. I don’t think it sample as that. Rather then Enticing the supreme warrior clans to leave, there also something that forced most of the supreme warrior clans to go to the other realms.

      Afterall, most of the supreme warrior clans are on a decline. So why would they abandon their clan just because of Hodan’s words.

      That said, maybe the supreme warrior have a way to themselves in the 4 higher realms? I’m guessing they were being exterminated in the material planes since Sadista didn’t think they supreme warriors have a way to defend themselves ?

      1. “I’m guessing they were being exterminated in the material planes since Sadista didn’t think they supreme warriors have a way to defend themselves ?”

        do remember that the supreme warrior clans power stands in the higher end of the spectrum compared to a lot of other saints and deities of equal rank by quite a large margin.

        it’s more likely that sadista is trying to kill them because it is too hard to kill them when banded together, so killing branch clans in material planes supposedly under their clans range of influence is the best he can aim for.

        course he may only have a personal vendetta. the thing is… we know nothing about him yet. so nothing can be assumed.

        1. Other end of spectrum for Saints, yes.

          For Deities, their transformation doesn’t seem to make that much of a difference, with the exception of Linley’s Special Transformation due to Coiled Dragon Ring (thanks to the dead Sovereign).

          Usually in material realms, with the exception of Yulan, and Abyss, there not reason for Deities to stay there.

    2. The Baruch clan of Yulan is a branch clan of the 4 Beasts. That means that the real head of the clan should be not a ‘Yulan Baruch’, and probably strong enough to match Sadista. That would explain why they aren’t all dead despite being at odds with a Highgod.

  5. This is gonna be interesting, will be like the old days where its just him and Bebe for a little bit, they’ll probably explore the Yulan Continent a bit then the trip will bring them back to where it all started for his training in the Throbbing Pulse of the World, The Mountain Plain of the Magical Beasts where the breakthrough will most likely happen (foreshadowing op), maybe he actually needs to fuse another aspect of the laws of the earth to it to make the breakthrough happen.

    Thanks for the Chapter Ren and Donators, what would we do without you guys.

  6. Is there a timeline of events? If there isn’t, it would be good to make one, starting from the year of Linley’s birth. All dates before that can be Before Linley (BL) 😛

      1. If I thought I could do it within a week, I would get started right away. But the truth is that my motivation would last one session at most, after that perhaps my grandchildren would get around to completing it in my memory 😛

        1. I can get started on that as a side project on a google doc latter.

          Though, things get confusing when it unknown how long since an event passed (how long ago was it since the 3 demigods and full god came).

          1. that’s nice. may i suggest you add and extra note, or a long line to split between books?
            would be nice to know where to read for a specific event

  7. Thanks for the translation!

    A few typos:
    “Sadista folder his arms” to “Sadista folded his arms”
    “Hoda, this Yulan Plane” to “Hodan, this Yulan Plane”

  8. Thanks you Donors, Ren and IET!
    This chapter could easily be interpreted as the Beast Clan having High Gods and good standing on the Infernal Realm. Otherwise an enmity with another Powerful clan would be strange. High Gods don’t tend to compete with Gods, or so we had been told.

    1. … They want to kill their descendants, if not for Beirut, they would have killed Linley, too. You can’t bottleneck on one fact too hard if it does not have anything to do with other situation. It’s like saying that A is a peaceful country, and on this basis claiming that it won’t defend itself when attacked by B at all xD

      Sure there might be hidden experts of high Diety ranks of Dragonblood lineage in higher realms, though 🙂

      1. When I make high god I would have no issues killing gods for their sparks to support my clan descendants xD we know now that the dragonblood clan is a branch family of a divine beast clan. and we know they used to have a sovereign who died. but who is to say they don’t have more? or if all the divine clans had one. or if the highest power of the divine beast clans are simply strong high gods, but they have a lot of them and they are much too strong for the others to compete with?

        so yeah. it’s more of a general rule. things aren’t always constant in IET stories, so they have to be taken at face value with a tiny bit of speculation.

        there are currently a few people who are speculating way too much into much too little :S so yeah, take things slow. speculate only on the immediate in the small scale and things can stay understandable haha

        1. It was earlier told that Saints and the above tiers has a strong sense of pride so they dont do kill lesser beings…

          Still that group from Gebados most be an exception when they can kill 100 milj humans without batting an eye. “Hey its still 2/3 left of the population” xD It mentioned that assassins did not have that pride. It was from when Linley met Cesar first time in Holy union.

          1. they wouldn’t be a prisoner if otherwise 🙂 . linley is lucky he doesn’t pose much threat to the continent back when he is into revenge thingy. would’ve make an excellent candidate.

  9. Thanks for the Chapter Ren.

    “Right. *Hoda*, this Yulan Plane should be one of the planes where the Four Divine Beast clans have a branch, right?”

    Should be Hodan right….

  10. Ugh mobile problem.
    This is a reply to ArkAngel about how 4 divine beast are related to NotG incase reply failed.

    From this chapter, 4 divine beast = 4 supreme warriors that we all know.
    Ancestor of Dragonblood Warriors was a sovereign, as proven by the Coilded Dragon Ring. Going going to assume since the 4 clans are grouped together, the other 3 supreme warriors had ancestors who were sovereigns. Since one was killed, I’m going to assume the other 3 were are dead.

    Since there can be 4 Dead sovereign, what happened to their sparks?

    There is a legend that there are sovereign sparks in NotG.

    What are the chances the sovereign sparks of the legend belong to the sparks of the ancestor of the Supreme warrior?
    And that is the NotG was made for them. With those design, it does look a memorial for the the supreme warriors

      1. Part of the fun is to speculate before before it directly stated.

        Besides, there was not that many speculations, and nor were they unreasonable.
        Speculations: The other 3 supreme warrior clans had a Sovereign related to them.
        Is that unreasonable to assume when DBW had a Sovereign?

    1. maybe, the sovereign spark of his ancestor is in the NotG he just visited since according to Linley, there is something calling him at the upper floors…

  11. This tourism trip isn’t gonna last long if he just flies everywhere, lol. I was kind of thinking they’d be walking ;D

    Linley’s got another enemy it seems. And this one seems a bit more hell-bent on his destruction, but he’s certainly more wary of Beirut than Adkins, so that’s good.

    1. not his personal destruction, but the destruction of his clan lol

      that said they kinda have to fly for distances. no-one seems to know the shunshin technique yet 😛 (still all mine muahahaha)

  12. Remember that an Ancestor of the Dragonblood Warriors was a Sovereign. Said Sovereign is now dead, and most likely killed by another sovereign, or a group of sovereign. This group shall be known as Evil Sovereign, as they will become the antagonist of the story, possibly the final antagonist.

    Sadista most likely is a follower of Evil Sovereign.

    Side note: If the clan is also known as the Divine Beast Clan, can their special transformation be comparable Divine Beast’s Special attacks?

  13. thanks ren and donors for chapter
    i could like to know the history between Sabista’s clan and the four divine beast clans. Maybe Sabista’s clan was so cocky, the four divine beast clans taught them a lesson

  14. I’m really liking this turn of events. Back to the good ol’ wondering around the world with his trusty companion. I’m actually hoping he will go find the other two Supreme Warrior clans and add them to the Dragonblood Castle, because they will get REKT otherwise. At least he knows where the Violetflame Warriors are (or were). Now he has to do that and search for the Byakko Warriors (forgot their name… Tigerstripe?) and he’ll have the four divine beasts under one banner.

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