Book 13, Chapter 29

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Book 13, Gebados – Chapter 29, Elemental Training

Of the three people in the manor, aside from that bald man, Burgess, the other two appeared rather amiable. Only, the young man in the middle was rather eye-catching. He had a head of long black hair, but his eyebrows were crimson red.

“Third Brother, those two you want to meet are here.” The bald man said as he walked in. That man with the crimson eyebrows looked towards Linley and Bebe. His gaze paused momentarily on Bebe, and then he said with a laugh, “The two of you, take a seat first.”

As he spoke, he pointed at the nearby seats in front of him.

“Thank you, milord.” Linley and Bebe both said courteously, and then they sat down on the chairs in front of the man with the crimson eyebrows.

“Big Brother, Second Brother, you two can go about your business. I’ll have a private chat with these two young fellows.” The man with the crimson eyebrows said.

The bald man and the other middle-aged man clearly were very obedient towards their third brother. They both nodded then departed. The man with the crimson eyebrows looked towards Linley and Bebe. Laughing, he said, “You can address me as Mr. Leylin. If you have come to my residence because there’s something the two of you need from me, go ahead and tell me.”

Mr. Leylin?

Linley and Bebe were both rather surprised. “Hey, doesn’t this Lord of Mount Copper Gong normally not divulge his name to people?”

“Mr. Leylin?” Bebe called out in surprise.

“What?” Leylin looked at Bebe, puzzled.

“My, my Boss is named Linley.” Bebe was quite amazed.

“Linley?” Mr. Leylin was amazed for a moment as well before recovering.

Prior to this, Linley hadn’t noticed this point himself. But now, he realized. ‘Linley’ and ‘Leylin’, weren’t they just the same thing, except swapped around?

“You really are named Linley?” This Lord ‘Leylin’ was very surprised. Linley nodded and laughed, “Yes, Mr. Leylin. My full name is Linley Baruch.”

This Mr. Leylin calmed down as well, laughing loudly, “Haha…what a coincidence. I’m the opposite of you. Leylin is my clan name. My full name is Zacharias [Jia’ke’li’ya’si] Leylin. It seems we really do have a bit in common.”

“Indeed.” Linley felt that this was quite the coincidence as well.

After this discovery, Linley was no longer reticent in front of this Lord Leylin.

“Mr. Leylin, I have come due to an issue regarding training.” Linley said.

“Virtually everyone who comes looking for me does so because of training issues.” Leylin pursed his lips and laughed. “Only, let me give you advance warning. All I can do is give you some guidance. In addition, I am only skilled in the Elemental Laws of Fire and the Elemental Laws of Earth. I would most likely only be able to say a few words regarding the other Elemental Laws.”

Linley laughed.

The Laws of the Earth?

Actually, just from looking at this manor, Linley knew that this Lord of Mount Copper Gong definitely trained in the Laws of the Earth.

“Speak.” Leylin laughed.

Linley explained his frustrations and concerns regarding his bottleneck. “Mr. Leylin, I am currently training in the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ of the Laws of the Earth. Only, I have already reached the level of Two Fused Waves of the Throbbing Pulse of the World, but no matter what I try, I am unable to reach the final step of fusing everything into one.”

“You train in the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’?” The Lord of Mount Copper Gong, Leylin, raised his eyebrows. “It seems your talent is quite excellent.”

“However, if you have reached a bottleneck, there’s nothing I can do to help you break through.” Leylin said with a laugh.

Linley couldn’t help but feel astonished. Didn’t this Lord of Mount Copper Gong help two experts break through and become Deities through his guidance?

“You aren’t able to help?” Bebe said. “Didn’t you help others though?”

Leylin laughed, “Rumors grow more and more ridiculous with each telling. Nobody can help someone break through a bottleneck. At most, I can just give you one or two pointers.” Linley’s eyes couldn’t help but light up. If Leylin was willing to give him some pointers and allow him to gain some insights, that would be enough.

“Linley, you want to train in the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’. For now, let’s stop discussing that. Instead, let’s talk about the six types of profound mysteries inherent to the Laws of the Earth.” Leylin said with a calm laugh.

“Six types of profound mysteries?” Linley was somewhat surprised.

From Beirut, Linley had heard the hypothetical number of profound mysteries within an Elemental Law as being nine.

“Right. The Laws of the Earth contain in total six different profound mysteries.” Leylin laughed. “I’m not sure about the other Laws, but for the earth, fire, water, and wind Laws, these four Elemental Laws, the Laws of the Earth, Fire, and Water all contain six profound mysteries each, while the Elemental Laws of the Wind have a bit more, containing nine.”

Leylin spoke leisurely but with complete certainty, causing others to unconsciously believe him.

Linley nodded slightly.

“The Laws of the Earth contain six profound mysteries. The most basic is the profound mystery of the ‘Essence of the Earth’.” Leylin said.

“The Profound Mysteries of the ‘Essence of the Earth’?” Linley frowned.

Elemental essence was present everywhere. It should be very common. The Laws were Elemental Laws. So how could one of the profound mysteries be the profound mysteries of the ‘Essence of the Earth’?

“Linley.” Leylin spoke. Whenever he spoke Linley’s name, he couldn’t help but laugh. “You should be aware that ordinary magic spells include the ‘Earth Puppet’, ‘World Protector’, and ‘Sacred Earthguard Armor’ type spells, right?”

Linley nodded.

Previously, when Linley was young, in the air above Wushan Township, he had watched those two Saints do battle. That Grand Magus Saint had utilized the forbidden-level spell, ‘World Protector’.

“Regardless of whether it is the ‘World Protector’ or the ‘Sacred Earthguard Armor’, they all are considered a very basic way of using the Profound Mysteries of the Essence of the Earth.”

Leylin explained slowly, “The Essence of the Earth can transform into countless shapes. You can use it to create a human figure, a magical beast figure, or even a set of armor. The ‘Essence of the Earth’, in the late stages of mastery, represents a deep level of proficiency in utilizing elemental essences. For example…my manor!”

Leylin pointed at his manor. “Linley, look at this manor. In terms of toughness, it is comparable to adamantine. In addition, it will exist in perpetuity! Tell me, how did I accomplish this?”

“This?” Linley was very puzzled about this to begin with.

But now, Linley somewhat understood that this manor in front of him was most likely formed after reaching the level of complete mastery in the ‘Essence of the Earth’.

“Linley, experts of the Laws of the Earth should have the most powerful defenses.” Leylin’s eyes, beneath those crimson eyebrows, were shining. “Amongst them, the most powerful physical defenses rely on the ‘Essence of the Earth’, while the most powerful spiritual defenses rely on the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’.”

Linley nodded in agreement.

He himself used spiritual energy to form a spiritual ‘Pulseguard Defense’.

“The Laws of the Earth have six profound mysteries. If you want to master any of them, your best option is to start with the basics. Finish mastering the ‘Essence of the Earth’. It is the foundation!”

Leylin advised, “The Profound Mysteries of the Essence of the Earth is the best way one can gain a deeper understanding into the elemental essences. Once your understanding of the elemental essences reaches a certain level of depth, then it will become much easier for you to gain insights into the other profound mysteries of the Laws.”

Linley somewhat understood now.

“The final, Omega Wave of the Throbbing Pulse of the World is extremely hard to achieve. I’m not able to provide any direct advice, but I imagine that if you can focus and meditate on the Profound Mysteries of the Essence of the Earth, perhaps it will be of benefit to you in breaking through with regards to the Throbbing Pulse of the World.” Leylin laughed.

“Thank you, Mr. Leylin.” Linley’s heart was filled with gratitude.

“Everything relies on you yourself.” Leylin laughed. “Then, how about this. Linley, take a close look.”

Leylin looked into the air. Suddenly, in the air above, earth elemental essence began to gather.

Linley raised his head to watch as well.

An explosive surge of earth elemental essence was rapidly condensing, and even began to emit a faint rumbling sound. An enormous earthen cloud appeared in the sky above Mount Copper Gong, and then this cloud of earth transformed into an earth-colored python that was a hundred meters long.

“Hissssss.” The python seemed to be real, occasionally revealing its fangs.

This enormous python which had appeared in mid-air truly did cause Linley to feel shock in his heart.

“Is this the result of mastery in the Essence of the Earth?” Linley secretly wondered.

“Now, take a close look.” Leylin said in a low shout.

Linley immediately focused his attention while at the same time, spreading out his divine sense to carefully study every single movement of this enormous python. This hundred-meter long coiling python suddenly whipped out its tail in a fury, its thick, long serpentine tail lashing out like the crack of a whip.

“Rumble…”

The whipping tail attack of the python actually created spatial ripples that were visible to the naked eye.

The spatial ripples were simply too great. Every single ripple caused space to crack. Instantly…in the air above Mount Copper Gong, the rippled, cracked space began to reveal itself, appearing then disappearing. Only, as the spatial ripples continued to spread outwards, the strength naturally began to decrease.

Despite that, however, the nearby trees that were impacted by these spatial ripples were instantly transformed into dust.

“This? Is this the Throbbing Pulse of the World?” Linley was astonished.

“This is the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ at mastery.” Leylin laughed as he looked at Linley.

“The ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ can be utilized through creatures formed from elemental essence?” Linley was very surprised.

“Why not?” Leylin laughed calmly as he spoke. “And this is just the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ and the ‘Essence of the Earth’ used separately. If I were to fuse the two of them and then use them…most likely this Mount Copper Gong would no longer exist.”

Linley’s heart was filled with amazement.

He knew that the profound mysteries of the Elemental Laws could fuse with each other.

“So powerful.” The nearby Bebe let out a sigh of praise as well, then he looked at Leylin in confusion. “Mr. Leylin, just now, you said that of the earth, fire, water, and wind Elemental Laws, only the Elemental Laws of the Wind have nine profound mysteries. The other three only have six profound mysteries. Then doesn’t that mean…that it will be very hard to train in the Elemental Laws of the Wind?”

“No.”

Leylin let out a sigh. “The numbers might be different, but the total difficulty level is roughly the same. For example, the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ and the ‘Gravitational Field’ profound mysteries of the Laws of the Earth are all extremely hard to learn. In order to reach mastery in either of the two, one must spend tremendous effort, have some good luck, and also occasional flashes of insight.”

“Linley, first train in the ‘Essence of the Earth’. Perhaps it will bring you some unexpected surprises.” Leylin laughed.

Linley nodded slightly.

Linley knew that the ‘Essence of the Earth’ was fairly easy to pick up. After all, in the past, most of his magic was based off of controlling elemental essences.

“Mr. Leylin, might I ask if in the future, I can come again to ask for your aid?” Linley asked.

“Of course you can. So long as I remain here at Mount Copper Gong, you can come find me.” Leylin said.

Linley could hear Leylin’s unspoken meaning. “Mr. Leylin, can it be that you are going to leave?”

Leylin nodded and sighed. “Indeed. In the not too distant future, I will indeed leave this place.” After speaking, Leylin seemed to have thought of something. Letting out a sigh, he no longer spoke.

And then, Linley and Bebe thus settled down within Mount Copper Gong while sending a message via divine sense to the people in Dragonblood Castle. Normally, they quietly trained here at Mount Copper Gong. While training in the Profound Mysteries of the Essence of the Earth, Linley slowly began to discover the benefits to training in the Essence of the Earth.

Within a quiet courtyard.

Sadista once more spread out his divine sense to search for Linley. He couldn’t help but frown, his eyes containing a hint of anger. “This Linley is still together with that Godeater Rat. Hmph. And this mountain actually has two other Gods?”

Given Sadista’s power, he could easily discover those two Gods.

“Just Gods.” Sadista didn’t care about them at all. “But it seems we still need to wait for the right chance.”

Sadista was extremely patient. Without complete certainty, he wouldn’t send Anras to attack. After all, his number one priority was still the treasures within the Necropolis of the Gods.

But it was very strange…

That Lord of Mount Copper Gong, ‘Leylin’, lived on the mountain with his two brothers. However, Sadista was only able to discover those two Gods. He didn’t discover the presence of that third person, ‘Leylin’.


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100 thoughts on “Book 13, Chapter 29” - NO SPOILERS

          1. Don’t feel bad Sylvia, at least you could log in. I logged in a dozen times and soon as i came to the page to leave a comment it would log me back out. I think i am only allowed to be logged in now because I set up a wordpress account itself. Now I have to figure out what i am going to do with a blog space.

  1. Thanks Ren and Donators!

    If Leylin was willing to give him some pointers and allow him to gain some insights, that would be enough.”
    Extra quotation at end there.

          1. but people of the same rank can sense each other, but the other person knows that someone is sensing him

          2. When did it say sadista was a high god? I know he is atleast god level.

            Naw, Beirut said he would have trouble find high gods (assuming cause he limiting his power for being on a material plane). So there goes all the info to high god sensing each other.

          3. Given Sadista’s power, he could easily discover those two Gods.

            “Just Gods.” Sadista didn’t care about them at all.

            Also he has God subordinates and planar overseer bows to him…
            Are you telling me he is not a high god?

  2. I just found the best solution to aim for first:

    1)You register
    2)When mail received, you just insta F5 (no need to bother opening the mail)
    3) With a bit of luck, y’re easy first

    This was uncle sausage Toto’s daily advice.

    1. heya toto, heard about you changing your name cause of the whole racism thing. don’t forget to adjust it on all sites that don’t directly update with your blog 😉

      if it makes it easier for you… I was born on the day of the month they formed up 🙁 among about 200 other cursed events that occurred on said day throughout the years.

        1. well it’s not too bad, you have an account name and then a nickname that you can choose between to display.

          for example the name I display here isn’t my username and can be changed freely, it’s just tricky playing around with WP until your comfortable with everything.

          also, linking your word press to your local account on the website should simplify things here if you haven’t already

  3. I’m assuming Leylin is one of the high gods that fused all of their laws, as he can already do a fusion law.

    Chances of Leylin being a fake name? Afterall, it very similar to Ley, Linley’s fake name.
    Now why did ‘Leylin’ take an interest with the Duo?
    Get closer to Beirut. Check.
    Though, this does bring up the question of who he knows who they are, as he already express interest before he officially learned their names. And Bebe is not in rat form for him to know Bebe is a godeater rat….
    I’m assuming he can scan memories like Beirut, which would make him into a friend, as otherwise, why would he be powerful, yet afraid of Beirut? Scanning a demigod memories would put him and Beirut in the same level in my book.
    Only one close to being that strong that we know of is Bluefire, who doesn’t seem to have a side atm (Akins is a follower but does not represent his will).
    Leylin=Bluefire? Reasoning comes this chapter.

    Oh wait, I just contradicted myself with the fusion highgod at the start of this post.
    No idea who Leylin is then, since it can’t be Bluefire. Unless Beirut only knows Bluefire on his fire side, and he only fused on his earth power.

      1. No confirmation on the Beirut part.

        Leylin has to be able to scan memories, as otherwise, how would he know who Linley and Bebe are to treat them differently? He told them to come in and gave his name without asking for their names.

          1. As I’m assuming the fake name part, I’m guessing he didn’t realize now similar the fake name he chosed.

            And there nothing to reveal Bebe is a godeater rat without memory scan, as he is in human form, unless divine sense can tell people their true forms.

          2. I again have arguments against everything you are saying, but i will stop wasting time on those discussions. It honestly feels like you are just trolling those days.

          3. these theories zomg… right with you Caladbolg no reason to use a fake name that is intentionaly or not similar to Linley and no scanning memories, Beirut can only do that to Saints and below, difference between high god – demigod is more like a difference between a prime saint and an early saint, they’re basically on the same diety level even though one weak high god can kill a million of demigods, not gonna bother correcting the rest, it’s just too much

          4. I already admitted that today was off, and stopped replying to it, so no need to beat keep poking.
            Yes, my bad with the fake name part.

            Though, disagree with difference between demigod and high being same as early saints and prime saints.
            There the divine power to take into account, as well as the sparks that makes the clear distinctions.

          5. didn’t see that on time, was scrolling from the top to bottom and commenting, didn’t say the difference is the same, only high gods can’t control demigods

        1. If he is even close to Beirut’s level then he can keep an eye on a huge area of the continent without anyone bellow his level knowing. He could have been watching Linley and Bebe for years for all we know. That doesn’t mean he can read their minds/ souls.

    1. yeah, your post was funky. you probably meant to say truths rather than laws (since the laws are different elements)

      yeah, can’t scan deities minds should be taken as the standard for now.

      and the fact he told his name probably means that he recognizes his talents or something. maybe he is just feeling happy on that day. but he definitely knows he is a deity and not just a saint or something.

      it would be interesting if leylin is Bluefire, but we see him use the 2 truths of earth separately atm, I think he hinted at being able to fuse, but not yet proof he can fuse most/all of the truths in a particular law, else he would be a sovereign rep and not in the planar prison ;P

      we just need to remember that not all deities will have any enmity with Linley just because they are from the prison and he is local (lol) 😛 these calm moments of practice are epic and enlightening for us readers haha

      1. Ya, i mean truths. hahaha, I got confused while typing this at work with the difference between truths and laws.

        How would he recognize talents by divine sense without memory scan? Usually, divine sense tells them what level they are, and their specific aura.
        However, it doesn’t tell them their background, such as how old the person is.
        Then again, I am excluding the fact he could have used divine sense while Linley is at the castle, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a reason to keep using divine sense.

        With the rumors, it is implied Linley and Bebe are the first ones to know his fake name.

        Maybe he learned how to fused while in Prison? While I do think sovereign can be in the material plane, seems too much work to go to the prison just to make him a Rep.

          1. Well, he surely just wants to get preferential treatment if he is kind to Bebe.

            About the teori if he is Bluefire. It would be amusing if that was the case. He uses laws of fire and earth, which Elemental laws of Fire fits his name/title Bluefire. But i have always imagined the top kings in the prision to be fierce and cruel. So i have some difficulty to see him as that. Then again Muba wasn’t bloodthirsty so it could actually be him.

          2. being on the top doesn’t necessarily be fierce and cruel. at least not all the time. beirut is prime example of it. futhermore, isn’t it stated that blufire was kinda ‘illusive’ kind of guy? pretty sure blufire is his nick, not name

  4. Beirut have said that even him can’t detect some High Gods, so isn’t surprising if a little Sadista can’t detect him.

    Thanks for the chapter! (and i have a log problem too)

  5. I’m pretty sure that this Leylin guy is the lord of that city from the Gebados Prison Plane. I can’t quite remember his title, but it was Flame something, and his eyes are flamey and he uses the Elemental Laws of Fire too. Plus, he’s stronger than Sadista, since Sadista can’t sense him with his divine sense.

    1. Bluefire as mentioned in the last chapter’s comments.

      Note eyebrows are red, while the King’s name is Bluefire/greenfire (mentioned in comments that the terms IET originally used means both, but Ren choose Blue cause he said green fire is not real (though I said there was green fire in avatar, the last air bender))

  6. I can finally post lol. Hmmm wonder who exactly this Leylin is. And does this mean all the elemental laws have a truth on the elemental essence for that law? If so that could be the starting point for Linley to start mastering the other elements.

    1. Considering how there are a light guard and a water guard spellls (Desri and the water prime Saint used in NotG before going to floor 11), I do think so.

      Rather, I think the basic of most textbook magic is based on elemental essence

        1. Hey, I admit today I was a bit off (should spend a bit more time before posting, or just post while at when I’m on break and not during work)

          But everything else is decent theories, such as those from last chapter.

  7. Thanks for the chapter Ren !!

    ‘Leylin’, lived on the mountain ith his two brothers
    should be:
    ‘Leylin’, lived on the mountain with his two brothers

  8. It’s stable enough to enjoy the chapter but there are some problems.

    1)Site is crashing tablet browser once again.
    * Chrome /no add ons

    2) Unable to log through this page
    * jetpack error

    – solved logging bly loging in through chapter log in button

    1. Also, for #2, that should be browser caching; after logging in, if you ctrl+F5, that should solve it and it will show you as logged in properly.

  9. i do like those slower chapters where they discuss the laws.

    Am still slightly miffed about him destroying the death valley, it was (a deathtrap) training location equal to a godlevel artefact for any saint studying wind laws, by destroying it he hurt all wind saints and gods, maybe even himself…

    pesky mortals should know to stay away from death valley on death mountain in the desert of death…

    1. He gained insights in what he required, nothing left for him so he destroyed it to prevent other from learning maybe and definitely to save all those below demigod level, even saints would die there

  10. >..<

    Btw anyone thinks that he is one of the kings? This Bluefire king has been mentioned so many times in the recent chapters so it most be him, or at the very least one of the kings. Or what doo yoouu guyys thinkk?

    Edit: some of my text got deleted upon editing? wut?
    anyway.
    Everytime i read ‘Leylin’ do i read ‘Linley’. X.X My brain seems like it has some kind of autocorrect so i must reread everytime i read ‘Leylin’. >.>

  11. I doubt this would happen, but I wonder if a high-god in earth could create continents..

    Beirut said at one point 90% of the Yulan plane was land.. and like 10k years ago there were 4 continents, the 3 biggest were crushed. If Linley became a high-god with earth I wonder if he could create a continent – of course not over night or anything lol, but over the course of thousands of years before he, bebe, and delia leave the plane.

    Leylin said his house was permanent (unlike the world protector or armor).. so it could be possible

  12. Let’s see… Leylin said he is a fire/earth Deity, and he’s clearly a Highgod. Lord Bluefire definitely has something to do with fire.

    Sadista might be in trouble if he shows up…

    1. That has been the downfall of all of Linley’s enemies. They underestimate how fierce his training speed is and thus give him time to become stronger than them.*Looks at the Radiant Church that waited too long to try and kill Linley*

  13. Dear Ren, thank you very much for translating this chapter.
    Dear Sponsor(s), thank you for the kind contributions.
    Dear Author, thank you for writing this marvelous story!

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