Book 14, Chapter 10

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Book 14, Fiend – Chapter 10, The Three Castles of Royalwing City

Hearing these two numbers, Linley ran some mental calculations. His heart couldn’t help but tremble.

A circumference of a billion kilometers meant that in size, it was over a trillion times the size of an area with a circumference of a thousand kilometers! Even the ten cities combined, in terms of size, were just a hundred billionth of the total size of the Nightblaze Prefecture! A hundred billionth! This contrast was simply too shocking.

“Only the elites of the Infernal Realm should be able to establish themselves in Royalwing City!” Linley said to himself.

The jade-haired youth, Daebra, sighed. “If in my lifetime, I am able to become a citizen of Royalwing City, I would feel contentment. Unfortunately, it is too hard.” Daebra didn’t have enough confidence in himself.

To become a citizen of a city in the Infernal Realm was something that was worthy of being proud over.

Linley had just entered the Infernal Realm. Although he could sense some things from the ‘one in a trillion’ number, he hadn’t lived here long enough, so his feelings weren’t as strong.

Upon departing the Black Dragon Tribe, the number of bandit attacks they had encountered actually wasn’t that high. This was because all of the bandit forces that had been established in this area for some time knew about the local tribes…and they knew what the metallic creature serving the Black Dragon Tribe usually transformed into.

Despite that, however, they still encountered some bandits who wanted to stop them.

The chief steward, Edmond, and those two Fiends couldn’t be bothered to lower themselves to deal with those bandits. All they did was show their faces to frighten them.

The sixteenth day after they departed from the Black Dragon Tribe, the people in the rear cabin of the metallic creature grew excited. Through the translucent metal, they were able to see an enormous city formed from giant slabs of violet stones.

The violet city was a city which emanated an ancient, noble aura.

Royalwing City! One of the ten great cities of the Nightblaze Prefecture!

“This is Royalwing City?” Bebe’s eyes were shining.

Linley and Delia both excitedly looked at the enormous city as well, a city with circumference of a thousand kilometers. This was something which did not exist in the Yulan continent. In particular, the stones which the cities of the Infernal Realm were made out of shared the same hardness as adamantine.

“We finally arrived!” Linley murmured to himself.

And then, the many people within the metallic creature flew out. The people of the Black Dragon Tribe gathered together in mid-air, and the chief steward, Edmond, swept everyone with his gaze while saying loudly, “Everyone, remember, our tribe’s metallic creature will return to the Black Dragon Tribe after the Blood Sun lowers and the Violet Moon rises. As for our gathering spot, it will be right here. If there is anyone who is missing by the time we leave, we won’t wait for you.

Everyone understood this principle.

“Alright. Everyone, prepare to pay the city entrance fee.” Edmond spoke, then led the group flying towards the gates of Royalwing City.

Linley, Delia, and Bebe were seeing a city of the Infernal Realm for the first time. They felt it was very new and interesting. While following the tribesmen in flying over, they also stared at the ancient, majestic, violet-stoned city.

“So many people!” Bebe exhaled in amazement as he stared around himself.

There were too many people who wanted to enter the city. They came from every direction, and had formed a long queue outside the city. Nobody dared to rashly charge in at this place. Even the chief steward, Edmond, lined up in an ordinarily fashion, waiting to pay the entrance fee.

“Huh?” Bebe suddenly stared in shock at the city gates. “Those two black-robed men entered without paying the fee.”

“Fiends!” Linley discovered this as well.

The two Fiends who had travelled alongside them didn’t line up to pay the entrance fee. They headed directly into Royalwing City, and the guards at the gates of Royalwing City didn’t stop them either.

“Redbud Army soldiers, the prefecture army soldiers, and Fiends. These three types of people don’t need to pay any fees when entering the city.” The jade-haired youth, Daebra, explained from behind Linley. “They all have some special privileges. Thus, there are many people who want to join the Redbud Army, become Fiends, or become prefecture army soldiers. Unfortunately, the Redbud Army, the Fiends, and the prefectural army all have extremely strict entrance requirements.”

Soon, it was Linley’s group’s turn.

Each of them paid an inkstone, and then Linley’s group entered Royalwing City.

During that battle half a year ago, Linley had killed three Gods, who each had nearly a thousand inkstones within their interspatial ring, as well as some other items. However, there was something which Linley didn’t recognize; it was an azurish stone.

It was roughly the same in form as inkstone. However, the special aura it contained within it was far stronger than an inkstone’s.

Linley was guessing…that this azure stone which was the size as inkstone should also be some sort of currency. Only, this was just a guess. Linley wasn’t in a hurry to ask anyone else. After all, those three interspatial rings of those three Gods, all combined, only had a few dozen of those azurish stones.

Royalwing City.

Daebra and Linley’s group of three walked into Royalwing City together. While walking on the wide streets, they stared at the surrounding, large structures. Those buildings all emanated a luxurious, ancient aura. Every single structure was built in a way that they could almost be described as sculptures.

“Although they aren’t at the grandmaster level, they aren’t too far off either.” Linley naturally was qualified to make this judgement.

Given his increasingly deeper insights into the Elemental Laws, the Straight Chisel School’s Linley could be considered to have reached true mastery in sculpting.

“These sculptures are so strange. They are so pleasing to the eye.” Bebe’s eyes lit up.

“Of course.” Linley sighed. “I didn’t expect that the sculpting of these giant structures would have been done in such a careful, detailed manner. These buildings must be extremely valuable.”

Daebra snickered, “Hmph, valuable? Extremely, extremely expensive! A single inch of land in Royalwing City is extremely expensive. The price of these structures is naturally even more astonishing. When building them, they invited a number of specialized Deity-level experts to construct them. The price of every single structure…I can’t imagine how many years it would take for me to have enough inkstones to buy one.”

Linley glanced at the look in the nearby Daebra’s eyes.

Linley understood that the terrifying price of these structures had already exceeded the limits of Daebra’s imagination. He didn’t even dare to think about that price; all he could do was say a few grumbling words.

As they continued forward, Linley began to get an understanding of how bustling Royalwing City was.

“Royalwing City has existed for countless billions of years.” Daebra explained towards Linley. “Although these buildings aren’t damaged, I think you have probably sensed that ancient aura coming from them, as well as a few of the small cracks and signs of the passage of many years.”

Linley nodded slightly.

Indeed, he could sense it. The number of years which Royalwing City had existed for was definitely an astonishing figure.

“Perhaps only the mineral ores of the Infernal Realm can allow a city to last for so long.” Linley said to himself. The ores that were used to build this city were originally meant to be used to forge weapons! Naturally, they could last nearly forever.

However, divine artifacts, especially newly made ones, were very cheap in the Infernal Realm.

“There are clothing stores here as well?” Delia’s eyes lit up. She saw a beautiful, extravagant storefront that was completely made from cream-white stones. Linley turned to look as well. He saw that this store was completely carved out from a single giant milk-white stone.

Given the toughness of the stones of the Infernal Realm, one could imagine how costly a building such as this must be.

“What beautiful clothes!” Delia looked through the translucent glass and saw some clothes. She couldn’t help but grow interested. Women always had a special fondness for clothes.

Daebra chuckled, “The costs and expenditures here in Royalwing City are quite terrifyingly high. Ordinary Deities like us who live in tribes are completely unable to afford them. For example, those clothes over there..” Daebra pointed at a violet set of clothes that was on display.

“It is very possible that the materials used to make this set of clothes came from other continents, such as the Bloodridge Continent! It might even have come from the Life Realm, or the Netherworld, or perhaps the Celestial Realm.” Daebra sighed.

Linley, hearing this, stared, slack-jawed.

A single set of clothes might have materials coming from other planes?

“Based on the value of the materials…ordinary clothes are at least a hundred inkstones, while those made from slightly more valuable materials might cost a thousand inkstones. If those materials came from other planes which are extremely rare and precious, a set of clothes could cost millions of inkstones!”

Delia was shocked as well!

Linley’s heart shuddered.

How could this be described as ‘clothes’? A set of clothes was comparable in value to a Highgod spark! This indeed wasn’t something which ordinary people were able to afford.

“But of course, these clothes will have some special effects as well. For example, in terms of defensiveness, they are definitely comparable to most divine artifacts.” Daebra then added with a laugh, “But of course, I’ve only heard others speak of clothes that cost millions of inkstones. I’ve never personally seen any.”

Everyone who entered the city had roughly the same goals; buying and selling items. After all, could it be that the members of the poor tribes had come for the purpose of spending money on services here in Royalwing City? They didn’t have the capital.

Continuing to move forward, Linley’s group was introduced by Daebra to all sorts of entertainment venues in the Infernal Realm.

For example, wine; to make fine wine, one might invite some wine masters who had analyzed wine for hundreds of millions of years, who would use some special methods to create wine using some extremely valuable materials, some of which might only be acquired in dangerous locations.

Actually, the saliva of the Black Dragon Tribe’s Gerrard Black Dragons, after being refined, could produce some valuable materials which could be used to create delicacies.

These delicacies and wines far exceeded their counterparts in the material planes in taste and flavor.

Eating the finest cuisines of the Infernal Realm was a form of utter luxury. However…the price was similarly extravagant. Even ordinary food would cost up to a hundred inkstones. It must be understood that a Demigod spark would only be sold for a hundred inkstones or so. So, there were plenty of entertainment venues, but the price in those venues scared off the vast majority of people.

Linley’s group followed the other tribe members, arriving in the most bustling, crowded area of Royalwing city.

“Those three castles!” Linley’s eyes were filled with shock. From the left, in the distance, he could see an enormous castle that was completely formed from black sand. Deities possessed extremely good vision; it was clear that this castle was made from countless grains of black sand. The strangest thing was…the black sand was continually flowing about.

But the castle itself didn’t budge.

On Linley’s right, in the distance, there was an ancient castle made from violet rocks. At the top of the castle, there was a beautifully carved flower. This flower was a very familiar one; it was the insignia of the Redbud Army. A redbud flower!

And right in front of Linley….

There was an ancient violet castle, more than a hundred meters high. Only, the violet color of this castle was so deep, it was nearly black! This castle had an enormous carving, a carving of a face! The face seemed very blurry, but the single devilish red eye on the face was extremely eye-catching.

“That is Blacksand Castle!” Daebra pointed at the ancient castle formed from black sand. “Any sort of trade can be carried out there, most of which is large-scale. However, that place is a very secretive place with many competing interests. Little people like us had best not go there.”

Daebra then pointed towards the castle with the redbud. “That place is a Redbud Castle. It is the most noble of trading places. They will accept our items at a price of 70% their selling price. When we sell things there, although we still lose a bit, it won’t be very troublesome.”

“And that castle?” Linley pointed at the very devilish-looking castle that was straight in front of them.

For some reason, that sole, devilish red eye in that blurry carved face made Linley’s heartrate speed up, even though it was just a carving.

“That is the Fiend Castle!” Daebra said. “If you want to be a Fiend, you can go there, pay the fee, then participate in the exam. Fiends generally will go to Fiend Castle. Alright, Linley, let’s go to Redbud Castle. It’s best to sell our things there. Blacksand Castle is a very complicated place. Look. The chief steward, Edmond, is entering Redbud Castle.”

This was Linley’s first trip to Royalwing City. Naturally, he didn’t want to go to Blacksand Castle.

After all, even a Highgod like Edmond was going to the safer Redbud Castle.

“Let’s go.” Linley led Bebe and Delia to follow the others, heading towards Redbud Castle as well.

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146 thoughts on “Book 14, Chapter 10” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

          1. Hahaha, be polite man, this is Ren’s comment section, not some random site where you can trashtalk just because you feel so 😉

            Giving thanks for chapter is just basic etiquette, it’s expected that one does that before ‘asking for next chapter’, heh.

          2. Please be respectful to other readers and refrain from namecalling, wuxiareader. Post edited slightly. Thanks.

      1. yeah i know it’s still in the general time frame. but lately you’ve been releasing around 7-8. so i thought you might have something going on since it was almost 9 when released.

  1. Top 10?
    8th huh? Cheers for the chapter Ren. I shall no proceed to stand in the corner and read it as I grin at my lacklustre 8th spot!

  2. There are clothing stores here as well?” Delia’s eyes lit up. She saw a beautiful, extravagant storefront that was completely made from cream-white stones. Linley turned to look as well. He saw that this store was completely cared out from a single giant milk-white stone.

    Cared out should be Carved out.

    1. I want to see this no-one slack jawed when Linley casually goes to the upper floors to sell his items, or something like that 😛 And then we will never see or hear about him ever again… xD

      1. I was expecting Linley to pull out the azurish stone to ask him about the value, only for Daebra to stutter something about how its equivalent to 1000 or 10k inkstones while drooling at how this fellow demigod is so much richer than him 😛

        1. Well, at least he is smart enough to not ask that left and right xD

          On the side note, i want to see Linley buying some nice clothes for Delia ~~

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          1. This guy is a bit funny =))
            are you trying to break the world record of replying to the comment of the others ?
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          2. Hrm, if you were around here a bit longer, you would know very well that i am holder of this record for a long time 😛 I like to chat a lot after some chapters 🙂

          3. Heh, I don’t blame Soul one bit.

            I didn’t recognize you at all with your new look Caladbolg.

  4. Thanks for the chapter Ren and donors~~

    “produce some valuable materials which could be usd to create delicacies.”

    used to create delicacies?

  5. Actually, the saliva of the Black Dragon Tribe’s Gerrard Black Dragons, after being refined, could produce some valuable materials which could be usd to create delicacies.

  6. Sooo, what kind of value could those ‘thingys’ that Linley found in interspatial rings of those Gods, have? 10 000 ink stones per one might be my guess 🙂

      1. Yeah, if i needed to resize it anyway, why not use this chance to get fresh one? Especially as this art appeared after latest chapters of Shokugeki no Souma 🙂

        1. And perfect chapter for you to start using the chef since we had mention of the delicacies in this world that use dragon spit. Though knowing Souma’s personality he would definitely try to cook something with the spit just to try it out lol.

        2. After the beating Archer took in that last episode he was just too embarrassed. I’m surprised you didn’t change your name to Gae Bolg.

  7. could be usd to create delicacies – should be used

    plenty of entertainment values – should be venues

    Idk why the ‘Previous’ link is wearing a gi, is it taking karate lessons? 😉

  8. Well, that settles the issue of money – he looted enough off the Gods in the earlier fight, no need to sell off artifacts or sparks asap.

    IET suddenly remembered the straight chisel school too, maybe there’ll be some help wanted ad for a prestigious grandmaster-level sculpture needed, which can help Linley get free accommodation, money and curry some favor with a city-based group or residents?

  9. Violet Castle? Violet is similar to indigo, you know… and indigo is the… you know… palace… thing… for supreme warriors… you know what, nvm. Just become a fiend. Actually, if Linley isn’t allowed to as a Demigod, I bet Bebe could.

    1. It’s not that he is not allowed. They will let him try if he pays expecting him to die on his way xD

      And nah, Indigo palace is faaaaaar away on another continent xD

    2. I’d assume that Violet Castle is probably the Bloodviolet Fiend’s old house.

      But yeah, Indigo being a slightly darker shade of blue/purple than azure, it’s safe to assume the Dragonblood Warriors literally painted their house the same colour as their skin. This is the sort of decorating scheme you can expect when less than 10% of the population is female. 😉

      I assume there is a Red (Vermilion) Palace, White Palace (Ivory) and Black Palace (Dark Jade) in other prefectures of that continent which are run by the other three clans of the Supreme Warriors.

  10. Thank you ren-sama for the chapter!
    Linley should make a grandmaster level sculptures and sell it all for alot of inkstones! Making some of it should be very easy now since his understanding on laws of earth is quite high.

    1. It was said that to create ultimate sclupture one needs spark of inspiration, and it does not come easily 🙂 Well, he can create normal grandmaster level scluptures, though 😀

      1. I think normal grandmaster sculpture will cost alot, since he checked the sculptures in wing city and it still is not at grandmaster level yet, and the details and uniqueness of his sculptures can add as charm value. 🙂

        1. Maybe not as much as you think. Imagine how much time a sculptor has to study in the higher planes. In the mortal worlds a master sculptor may only live a few hundred years, if they don’t become a saint. However any sculptors in the infernal realm could have been sculpting for millions of years.

  11. Thanks for this chap Master Ren and sponsors!

    think Linley would try to join the army? on the second thought i can’t imagine linley being a soldier (- -. )~

      1. Well that last book was called Gebados so… who knows. It would be pretty cool if he did become a fiend though. Him an Bebe would be a scary duo. Since they have the 10,000 ink-stone, stones they can sign up whenever they want.

        P.S.”I know it hasn’t been said the blue ones are 10k, but lets be real if IET mentions that it cost 10k to take the test, and then he gives Linley some unknown currency from a dead god, it’s going to be worth 10k.”

    1. Elder paid only 50% of full price. Here he can get 70% 🙂

      PS: And elder would not have enough to pay him for all those Sparks and Treasures anyway… Also, seeing them, he would just kill Linley and CO, robbing them just because of greed 😛

      1. He should have plenty, he hired fiends, killed highgods, and he has been making huge profits off his dragon drool for god knows how many years. I would be surprised if he didn’t have millions of inkstone.

        1. He needs to pay for various things, too. He might have enough to buy a Highgod spark, but to be willing to use all this money for just that? Well, he could just go to city and re-sell it immidiately… Well, duh. He might have, or might not have enough 😛

        2. Stirton (the leader) did all that; and we know he has millions of inkstones – he offered a bribe to Raschell to not battle.

          But the tribe has a lot of other powerful Gods and a few Highgods like Edmond – dunno how much a butler Highgod earns, but he might think of robbing a demigod to tide him over till his next payday in a few thousand years 😉

  12. Thanks!
    Linley should just get a home and live here until he reaches god level. Then get the fiend medal and go on with his adventures. I don’t think he should be able to become a fiend at demigod level. Only top tier gods can become fiends, and although Linley is abnormally strong he shouldn’t be at that level. However his attack may be, but he’s still lacking in all other departments

    1. We don’t know what level you need to be to pass the test. It could just be a test that determines if you have a spiritual attack, and if you can withstand a certain level of attack. With his two clones he can already kill gods, so he could probably be a level one star fiend. Bebe could probably be higher because of his innate OP ability. I think that “dragon fiend” has a good ring to it. Godeater fiend, is good too.

      1. They mentioned that it’s kind of mission-like test, like ‘go do that, if you can manage, you can join in’ – i refuse to believe that it’s some boring school-like test like that ~~

      1. Thanks for the suggestions guys. I’ll wait I guess… OR I can hit my head on the wall and put myself into a coma for a few months. Dunno which one to choose yet.

  13. Thx!
    as I thought so, it all comes down to sculpting!
    buuut this loooong descriptions are sooo boring! *sigh~* I wanna see Linley become a God soon. he’s way too LESS POWERED right now!

    1. ooh! almost forgot!! that sculpture in Delias’ interspatial ring, they can sell it off to earn some more money….err..inkstones and gain recognition from other sculptors!

      1. Delia would never sell the only sculpture Linley made when inspired to a level above most grandmasters – she even bought it although the subject matter was Alice, just because her crush had made it!

        Besides, Linley can make more sculptures to sell; though I’m wondering when he will get inspiration next – Straight Chisel school needs to be shown off to Infernal realm art collectors 😛

    2. Previously, I misjudged IET gift but now I see his/ her talent with character development. I prefer linley earn his power than be apart of OP fightclub.

      What are you favorite type of scenes?

      1. Talent with character development? Are you kidding me? xD There is barerly any character development in this novel apart from MC xD xD This is totally fighting novel. Well, i like it for that, though 😀

  14. Maybe that azurish stone is the currency in the Indigo…? or maybe the entrance fee there lol

    since Dragonblood Warriors are full of descriptions of azurishness.. azurish aura, azurish scale, etc

    1. who knows? I’ve always been suspicious of that guy/gal named IET who never comment yet donates. Maybe, the author as always been with us.

        1. …but didn’t give him an hyperlink? Seriously who wouldn’t click it? It like that big red button that everyone eventually presses. 😛

  15. Ah these new chapters are too good! It feels like a fresh story now! I think I was getting bored in material plane along with linley and the rest. There so much happening now. My eyes are sparklingly for the next chapter!

  16. Hello everyone! Thank you Ren.
    I need some help guys. I am up-to-date with English translations of the following series :

    Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
    Kill No More
    Coiling Dragon
    Battle through the Heavens
    Mushoku Tensei
    Stellar Transformations
    Swallowed Star
    Desolate Era
    Zhan Long
    Chrome Shelled Regios
    Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari
    Konjiki No Wordmaster
    The Legendary Thief

    I thank every translator for translating the novels for a person like me to leech.

    Well, as you all can see, I prefer long long novels that are based on MMORPG or have martial arts. The above novels are the novels that I can remember at the moment, there could be few that I am forgetting. I want more. Suggestions?

    1. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 🙂 If you like Harem+War it will be a good read.

      You might also want to play visual novel of Fate Stay Night, it’s pleasant experience 🙂 Just download it online 🙂

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