Book 14, Chapter 24

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Book 14, Fiend – Chapter 24, Black-Robed Guards

At this moment, combat continued throughout the Moon Lake Castle. It was extremely chaotic.

Within the secret room in the fourth floor, Linley’s group was with Regina.

Regina, seeing that Linley wasn’t going to pursue those two person and instead asked her questions, couldn’t help but feel helpless and frustrated. “You guys…you wasted a rare opportunity!” As Regina saw it, as soon as Linley’s team heard the words ‘Deathgod Golem’, they should have immediately chased after him.

Who would have imagined that Linley’s team wouldn’t move at all?

That moment of hesitation meant that the two had definitely run far away by now.

“Miss Regina, you said a ‘Deathgod Golem’? What exactly is that?” Linley asked.

Regina stared at the three in astonishment and puzzlement. After a long while, she responded, “Linley, do you truly not know, or are you just pretending? I’m beginning to think that you are intentionally making a fool out of me.” Deathgod Golems were very famous in the Infernal Realm.

Anyone who had been here for a fairly long period of time would generally know about it.

“We told you to speak, so speak!” Bebe pursed his lips.

Regina glanced at Linley’s team, then muttered quietly, “I really don’t know if you guys truly don’t know or are just pretending. Fine, I’ll tell. Deathgod Golems are a type of unique human-shaped weapon. You can consider it a human-shaped divine artifact.”

“Deathgod Golems are the same as divine artifacts. They are constructed from metal, and they have divine power; only, their divine power is provided by a ‘divine jewel’.” Regina continued to explain. “Deathgod Golems are incapable of soul attacks, but because they are weapons, they aren’t afraid of soul attacks either. In addition, their entire bodies are extremely hard. They are generally very hard to deal with.”

Linley, Delia, and Bebe exchanged glances.

“So that’s a Deathgod Golem!” Bebe let out a sigh. Linley and Delia both laughed.

They finally understood that the metallic creature which had battled Bebe was a Deathgod Golem.

Deathgod Golems truly were very hard to deal with. Generally speaking, even Highgods who encountered Deathgod Golems would find them to be a headache. There was only one way to deal with a Deathgod Golem; kill the person controlling it! After its master was killed, the Deathgod Golem would naturally become a masterless item.”

“If not for Bebe, the Deathgod Golem really would have been hard to deal with. No wonder the Deathgod Golem wasn’t damaged much despite taking those huge hits.” Linley sighed to himself, then looked at Bebe. “Only, when the Deathgod Golem ran into Bebe, there was nothing it could do either.”

Bebe was an absolute freak.

However, there were only two Godeater Rats in the entire universe.

“Based on my observations, that Deathgod Golem should have been a high level one.” Regina sighed. “A high-level Deathgod Golem is far more valuable than a Highgod artifact. Even a Highgod spark is far inferior to it.”

“How expensive is it?” Bebe’s eyes were gleaming.

Regina glanced at Bebe, then at Linley and Delia. Unhappily, she sighed, “A single Deathgod Golem is far more complicated to assemble than a divine artifact, and the price is ridiculously high as well. Generally speaking, you would need a hundred million inkstones.”

“A hundred million?”

Linley, Delia, and Bebe felt a surge of joy.

It seemed that their greatest treasure was not that Highgod spark; it was that Deathgod Golem.

“That’s why I wanted you to kill those two people! If the four of us joined forces, we definitely would have succeeded. That was a Deathgod Golem!” Regina still felt extremely upset. “Those two bastards got it. I really am unhappy.”

Linley’s team only laughed.

“Boom!” Suddenly, a massive earthquake emanated from the direction of the tunnel.

Linley frowned. “That earthquake should have come from fairly deep in the tunnel. It probably came from the fifth floor.”

“Come, let’s take a look.” Bebe was extremely excited.

Regina was also excited. “Let’s go take a look.” Without hesitating, they headed straight into the darkness of the tunnel. The tunnel clearly was very narrow, and at most two people could squeeze in side by side. It was much narrower than the normal walkways of the castle.

Linley’s group of four immediately passed over a hundred meters.

“Right here!” Linley’s team came to a halt.

“Bang!” The terrifying earthquake came from high up the walls of the tunnel, and there were quite a few cracks on the walls as well. Clearly, the tunnel walls here were not protected by the magical formation.

Bebe was kneeling there, peering through the cracks.

“Boss, hurry over.” Bebe sent with his divine sense, and Linley’s team immediately drew near.

What was on the other side of the cracks?

The tiny seams were enough for Linley to see the situation on the other side of the hidden passageway.

“It’s that baldy, Crompton?” Linley was greatly shocked.

In a wide, dark hall, there were three figures that were fighting as fast as lightning.

“Boom!” Crompton was hit by a vicious kick and sent smashing into the wall, then slumped to the ground.

“Ugh!” Crompton stared viciously at the distant black-robed guard. “This black-robed guard really isn’t easy to deal with.”

“Crompton, you idiot, just stand far away and use your ‘Gravitational Field’ to slow him down. Remember, don’t affect me!” The Fiend who was battling the black-robed guard shouted angrily through divine sense.

Crompton knew that he was weak. “I got it.”

After acknowledging, Crompton immediately stood up on the ground. The black-robed figure that was battling the Fiend suddenly trembled. The black-robed figure felt that a strange power was affecting him, as though making his body ten thousand times heavier in an instant.

“This is Geomagnetism!” The black-robed figure instantly understood.

The Profound Mysteries of the ‘Gravitational Field’ was also known as the Profound Mysteries of Geomagnetism. It was also one of the six profound mysteries of the Laws of the Earth.

“Bang!” The black-robed guard’s body suddenly shuddered, transforming into a blurry illusion. Sometimes the Fiend’s sword would pierce through the blurry body, but be unable to harm the black-robed guard at all. That black warblade in the black-robed guard’s hands, on the other hand, fluttered about with no fixed rhythm.

The Fiend instantly transformed into lightning, then instantly reformed, his attacks terrifyingly powerful.

“Bang!” “Bang!”

The blows of these two experts created massive earthquake-like vibrations with each exchange.

The Fiend and the black-robed guard were going all out against each other.

“How can this black-robed guard be so tough? Killing a black-robed guard isn’t a four star mission at all. This should be a five star mission.” Crompton cursed softly, while at the same time, he worked hard to control the geomagnetic force to affect the black-robed guard.

This black-robed guard was indeed very strong.

In reality, Crompton’s side had been fighting him three against one! Three Fiends against one black-robed guard.

The three Fiends were the three Fiends that had been in charge of supervising Linley’s squad.

Only, this black-robed guard had two Highgod clones. One of his clones as well as one of the Fiends on Crompton’s side had fallen, leaving the black-robed guard with only one body, while the Fiends only had Crompton and ‘Opole’ [Ao’pu’er], the Highgod who was currently battling.

The fact was that Crompton’s power was very weak.

“Bang!” Opole’s sword flashed like lightning, stabbing into the blurry shadow.

“Aaaah!” A miserable, agonized cry.

“Bang!”

The shadow suddenly broke apart, with the broken part of the darkness reforming into a solid object; a large chunk of a leg. And then the shadow begin to shudder before reforming into a complete figure. The black-robed guard was currently furious; he was cursing to himself, “Fiends? All you can do is gang up on others!”

Opole was laughing coldly as he transformed into a bolt of lightning, once more entering battle against the black-robed guard.

“Big Brother, come over, quickly!!!” The black-robed guard suddenly let out an explosive roar.

Following the roar, the faces of both Crompton and Opole, who was in mid-combat, both changed.

“Have to end this battle fast!” Opole didn’t want to go all out, but he no longer had a chance. Bellowing with rage, his body began to distort as he transformed into a ray of bluish-black lightning which mercilessly struck towards the black-robed guard.

“Die.” Opole’s bellow could be heard echoing in the room.

The black-robed guard’s face changed dramatically, but at the same time, he viciously swung out with his saber, which transformed into an illusory black shadow as it swept out towards that bolt of lightning.

“Bang!”

A terrifying energy ripple that caused even the cracks on the walls to expand.

The two of them hunched over, then fell to the floor. Opole was already dead, while the black-robed guard, despite having exhausted all of his spiritual energy, hadn’t died yet.

“You want to kill me, but your soul defense was far weaker than mine?” The black-robed man chuckled.

“Whoosh!” A human figure suddenly appeared in front of the black-robed guard.

The black-robed guard’s face changed. Lifting his head up, he saw the savage-faced Crompton, who was wielding a long saber. “Die!” Crompton, ignoring all else, chopped down towards the black-robed guard with his saber. The long saber pierced through the air, seemingly instantly arriving in front of the black-robed guard’s eyes.

“Ah!!!!”

Bound by the ‘Gravitational Field’ and heavily wounded, the black-robed guard howled angrily. Ignoring all else, he brandished his blade again, once more using his soul attack.

“Clang!”

The sabers collided, and their souls attacked each other!

In terms of profoundness of soul attacks, the black-robed guard was indeed more formidable than Crompton, but his spiritual energy had been almost exhausted by now. Crompton, however, hadn’t had his power affected much. A head-on collision like this meant that they were essentially on par.

“Bang!” The black-robed guard borrowed the force of the collision to fly back and retreat.

However…

In the instant when Crompton had struck out with his long saber, with a flip of his wrist, he had suddenly shot out a dagger from his hand as well.

“Slash!” The dagger buried itself into the black-robed guard’s body.

The black-robed guard fell from mid-air, landing at the corner of the wall. His eyes were filled with resentment, absolute resentment!

“You aren’t willing to accept this?” Crompton snickered.

Crompton knew that he was weak, which is why he had spent money to buy expensive soul poisons, which he had stained his dagger with. This flying dagger was Crompton’s greatest weapon, and it also contained the ‘Strength’ profound mystery of the Laws of the Earth.

As the black-robed guard was already heavily injured, upon being hit, he immediately died.

“Opole, you always showed off in front of me! You always ordered me around and looked down on me!” Crompton’s face was savage, and he stared coldly at the two Fiend corpses in front of him. Right now, he was extremely wild. “But today, I, Crompton, am the survivor, right? Haha…and I acquired this black moon ring as well. I’ll immediately become a Four Star Fiend.”

With a wave of his hand, Crompton collected the two Fiend corpses, and then looked towards the black-robed guard’s corpse.

But…

The ground was empty.

The corpse was missing!

“How…how is this possible?” Crompton stared, his eyes turning round.

Two Fiends had died, while he, Crompton, had risked his life as well before finally killing that black-robed guard. But now the body of that black-robed guard was missing?

“Hurry up and go!”

Linley and the other three flew at high speed out of the secret corridor, back to the fourth floor.

“Haha, Crompton is going to feel ‘awesome’ about that, haha.” Bebe was extremely delighted.

The black-robed guard’s corpse was next to the wall, just a meter or so away from the cracks in the wall. Linley’s team naturally immediately moved closer to the cracks in the wall, then immediately stored the corpse into an interspatial ring.

Generally speaking, anything at close range could be stored into an interspatial ring.

Crompton’s gaze immediately fell onto the wall and the cracks in it that had been caused by the battle.

“Aaaah, inside!” Crompton instantly understood.

“Bastard!” Crompton immediately bellowed. He charged straight towards the wall, using a full strength vicious attack with the Profound Mysteries of ‘Strength’. The already-cracked walls, with a ‘boom’, shattered apart, revealing a giant hole. Behind the hole was the secret tunnel.

“Moon ring, my moon ring!” Crompton’s heart was filled with resentment.

With a moon ring, he would have completed the mission, which meant that he not only would get an enormous reward, he would also become a Four Star Fiend.

“Where’d they run off to?” Crompton stood in the middle of the hole, staring into the two ends of the secret tunnel, not able to make up his mind for the moment. But right at this moment…

“Swish!” “Swish!”

Two figures suddenly appeared in the room. It was two black-robed guards.

“You killed Fifth Bro?” The two black-robed guards stared at Crompton.

Crompton turned his head and was instantly terrified. A single one of these guards was already very difficult to deal with; now two of them came?”

“Flee!” Crompton no longer cared about anything else, choosing to charge straight up. And this direction was the same direction which Linley’s group had fled towards.


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154 thoughts on “Book 14, Chapter 24” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. commented before reading lol

      I wonder if Linley’s group will get a bonus of some sort for having a ‘black’ moon ring vs a normal moon ring…..

      1. You mean other than the fact that there are sure to be a lot of money and valuable and stuff in the ring of a highgod with a high rank in the castle? Don’t think so. He only stole Crompton’s proof of his mission completion.

      2. I believe there will be a bonus. Possibly even a direct jump to 4/5 star because it seems like the way to rank up star wise is to take missions of that star rank. Fiend trial is 1 star. Crompton was taking a 4 star mission when he is 3 star (i think need to fact check that) presumably to go up a rank.

    1. I laughed so hard when they “greifed” him and stole his kill literally. I was surprised they didn’t attack him when he was weakened, but maybe that was because he never actually attacked them even if he intended to do so. Then I read the preview and LOLed hard!

  1. Thank you very much for the translation Ren! Many thanks towards IET!!

    Laws of the Earth: Gravitational Field, is that the same as spacial gravity that Beirut mentioned? The other high level TMs?

    Considering IET changes terms a few time (see how many names we had for Omega wave), I think so.

    Is there a difference between the Moon Ring from a Black Robed guy and Gold Robed? What not to say a Fiend killed a Gold Robe instead?

      1. hopefully in strength of the earth as well, but considering how often and how they have mentioned the different abilities, i think the order will be something like – wind/gravity (starting gravity or mastering wind a wind law, don’t know wich will happen first, and then the other), soundwaves- fusing 3 earth mysteries, Delias profound wind law, strength of the earth.

        actually, considering the years he was sparing against a strength of the earth user, it’s almost strange that he didn’t pick up any of that law yet…

        1. Yeah, IET liked to change around to not bore us to death 😛 But i feel like Wind fusion is too far off, Linley probably will gain insights into some more Earth Mysteries meanwhile 🙂

          1. I hope he trains in fire or destruction with his original body. Starting from scratch on a basic law with 3 bodies to concentrate if necessary.

          2. I think Linley will get to wind God-level on route to Indigo Prefecture. Probably during a long time-skip at that.

            As for training other elements, I bet he’ll do it after taking the baptism.

    1. Most likely it is the same. Also the same Leylin/Bluefire used. Strength, Essence, Pulse, Gravitation… just 2 more to go. I wonder where Haydson’s “Massive” fits.

      The text says there is a difference, they have different appearances and give different rewards.

  2. Thanks! Damn, i wanted Linley to kill Crompton, not for him to die randomly here… But it seems that he will, after all, sigh.

    PS: Dear god, Linley sure got rich now xD xD

      1. yeah but it is possible that the robes will still kill him for killing their ‘brother’. just because he is running does not mean will get away lol.
        i assume you were talking about crompton…. 🙂

          1. Congrats, you deserve half of a cookie for wording guess that we all obviously have, kappa 😛

  3. Thanks for the chapter Ren and to BN for sponsoring it.

    I love that Linley stole the black guard corpse right in front of his nose. The only bad thing is he fled in the same direction Linley and co. did. I hope he doesn’t catch them.

    1. or hope he does catch up after using abilities to increase use up his strength.

      Just because Linley is rich and has had a good crop of loot doesn’t mean he has had enough loot…

  4. I have a feeling that Crompton is going to bring trouble to Linley’s group. Good chance they might have to team up to beat those two black-robed guards. Or Linley sneak attack them when they’re doing battle and reap the benefits of the battle like he did when Adkins died.

    1. Nah, Crompton has all the hallmarks of a scrub enemy, whose only purpose is to bring Linley to the attention of either a strong enemy or new ally. 😉

          1. Well, dunno. It seems that those Black Robed guardians are all Higgods through their own insights, so even if they don’t necessarily need to have any fused mysteries, they are surerly powerful as they know how to ultize their laws properly 🙂

          2. Yeah but Linley killed a God at Demigod level with Voidwave sword then became a God by multiplying Voidwave swords power. So as tends to be typical they will arrogantly assume they can’t be hurt by a god only to get destroyed by one.

            You can argue it’s the Infernal realm all you want but seeing as Ojwin? was from the prison plane his way of thinking is probably what the common sense is.

          3. Well Linley killed Gods at Demigod level. However he had 2 demigod clones and those gods weren’t gods though their own insights.

        1. Let’s be generous here and say Linley can get a sneak attack on one of them. I doubt he would kill him in one strike. Even if he did, the other guy would definitely then proceed to kill them all. I’d have to call bullshit otherwise.

  5. how come Crompton is referred to as weak, when he has a spark with 2 out of the 6 mysteries?

    sure, probably not fused laws, but that should still be regarded as an highquality high god spark…

    He really must have just fused with it, or his power level just doesn’t make any sense what so ever…

    1. High-gods have 6 out of 6 laws.

      But remember that Linleys “Throbbing Pulse” is 10x as effective after fusing it with “Essense of the Earth.” So even if Crompton blocked Linley’s “Throbbing Pulse” Attack with his own “Throbbing Pulse” defense – 90% of the damage would still go through.

      High-gods have higher base spiritual power and divine power, so he has essentially higher base stats than Linley but his utilisation of his power is far less effective.

        1. Fusing laws is already difficult and most deities have no idea that you can fuse the laws. Most deities would find out about fusing the laws way too late and lose their chance to do so.

          Plus if he fused a Highgod spark, chances are Crompton is the kind that had to fuse with a God spark and maybe a demigod spark in order to advance since it woulda taken him too long to so with his own power

          1. Since Linley fuse and get insight at the same time, will he just jump straight to paragon from god upon mastering all laws?

          2. Pretty much. Nah. He’ll probably be almost done fusing them all and then he gets that tiny little insight left to master the law and fuse it after he becomes highgod. Can’t fuse what you don’t have after all

          3. Yeah i guess so. If he wants to become paragon, he needs to start fusing all mysteries before he becomes Highgod. So when he becomes one, he will be a Paragon 🙂

        2. It was said by Beirut and Bluefire that when you master laws and become Highgod, then fusing any of them is excidingly, impossibly difficult task. Not to mention Highgod through spark, who probably does not even now how to properly ultize mysteries he has knowledge about, not mentioning trying to fuse them… ~~

      1. Not necessarily. If you fuse, 3 or 4 of those, I’d assume you’re reach Highgod level too. I’m expecting Linley will do exactly that.

        1. It has been stated more than once, the first instance being in the “Decent of the Gods” book, I think, that highgods have mastered all the profound mysteries of their element. what makes them different is their level of fusion. Remember this? demigods 1%, full gods 10%, high gods 100%. I don’t think fusing adds to the percentage. If that is true, then Linley could full master 5/6 of the earth mysteries AND fuse them, and still be at the full god level.

          1. I’m basing this off of Beirut’s explanation that fusing laws does count towards your progress. IIRC, you can get to God level by mastering 3 separate laws or fusing 2 (completely. ofc). By the same logic, Highgods would need to master 6 or fuse 4-ish. I assume pretty much nobody gets to Highgod through the second means, however, hehe.

          2. No Highgods are 100% mastery. It’s been said multiple times (well I think so. I know at least once). Fusing may affect it but I would say no.

          3. Yes, you need 100% mastery *if you have no fusions*. That bit is important.

            Let me put it like this: say you have 5 laws fused, no insights on the 6th. How many Highgods in the multiverse would stand a chance to you?

            Given that we know Gods *can* break through purely by fusing laws, not being able to break through to Highgod through the same means is what would be strange.

          4. When Linley talks with War God for the first or second time, O’brien says what the % was for every lvl. I think it was in Book 9.

          5. I think the fusing thing affecting leveling up to demi-god, god and high-god work as follows:

            You need to learn 100% of one skill to become demi-god. Learning 50% of two skills, still only counts as 50% – fuse them however and even though you’ve only learned 50% of the two laws it counts as 100% of one law.

            This wouldn’t affect High-God as fusing 100% of 5 skills would still only give 500% rather than the 600% required to reach high-god.

            It’s the only way I can see where fusing can affect God and Demi-god level-ups but not high-gods and remain logically consistent.

            That said – I don’t know how much we can rely on O’briens advice to Linley as actually being canon. Beirut and Bluefire however should know what they are talking about.

          6. @Xandarth
            Fusing multiple laws is not a linear progression like that. Each law reinforces every other law you fuse it with. The 1st and 2nd laws you fuse will reinforce each other. The 3rd law will reinforce not just the 2nd, but the 1st too. It’s an exponential growth curve. That would make the strength growth explosive.

            But even if I went with the formula you gave, 5 mysteries fused would entail at least 900%. 100% for each law + 100% per fusion between each pair of them in a circle.

        2. Continuing from there, the optimum method to become a paragon would be to have all mysteries mastered and fused THE MOMENT one becomes a highgod. This matches with the fact that it is exceedingly difficult to fuse after reaching highgod level. We already know the better path of training is two slowly gain insights WHILE fusing rather than hurriedly mastering each mystery, because fusing later is near impossible.

          1. I have the feeling fusing the laws isn’t as much of a problem as fusing them *after* you’ve completely mastered it. If you learn a new law from scratch while fusing it with all other laws you know already, then progress should be easier. This is what makes most sense to me atm.

          2. The reason fusing laws as a Highgod is near impossible is because to be a Highgod, you have to have mastered all the laws which we all know makes it extremely difficult to fuse them once mastered. So it isn’t being a Highgod that makes it impossible, it’s that once you are a Highgod that means that all laws have been mastered and thus are hard to fuse.

    2. It is next Haydson, after his presumably soon death he will be refered to as unit measuring power; for example one Deathgod Golem = 5 Comptons, or 1 Crompton equals to how high person’s personal power must be to leisurely live in Infernal Realm

      Haydson too wasn’t weak, but there were many experts higher than him although they were on the same rank, here’s the same example, Crompton is a Highgod, he isn’t weak but there are many other Highgods which are way stronger from him 🙂

        1. Even though Haydson was weaker then the others who went.. wasn’t he a lot younger than Fain/Tulily/etc?

          If I remember correctly (I hadn’t reread any of this) wasn’t Haydson only a few hundred years old while the other powerful saints were like 1,000+

          I know it was said Haydson wasn’t learning the laws correctly, but I still think he was strong for a saint.. after all didn’t he use gravity? his MAIN weakness (which resulted in his retarded death) was that he thought he could be like a ‘monolith’ and not have to defend against other saints.

          1. It was asid about Mc’Kenzie, not Haydson. And, difference between Prime Saint and Preak Saint is just too huge. It gets harder with time. It would take Haydson like 10 000 years to even reach Prime Saint level… 😉

          2. Haydson’s main ‘weakness’, was his attempts to get rid of potential competitors by killing them off in battle. Though in Olivier’s case, it was Olivier using a sacrifice attack which damaged him a lot, but later on Haydson was clearly trying to cripple/kill Linley before Bebe intervened.

            Possibly, that was another reason that Olivier didn’t hold back in their next fight and killed him in a blow – no point in leaving a potentially vindictive enemy alive.

    3. Experts who fused with a devine spark are considered weaker. The reasoning is someone learns something from experience not only has complete mastery, but may even have the ability to apply that knowledge in other areas. The person who fuses with a spark is supposed to be similar to reading a book. That person may have academic knowledge but may not know how to apply it, as well as not having all of the techniques that led up to the knowledge that’s in the spark.

      1. Dunno, even if he had all those golems, he would not be rich enough ~~ In infernal Realm there are various means to use money. Also don’t forget ‘hidden’ use of those Ink and Azurite Stones 🙂 What’s more, you can use them to purchase Sovereign level artifacts! ~~ 😉

        1. even just a few highgod defensive or training artifacts would blow away their entire fortune. Well, maybe not with all the new loot, but it wouldn’t be much left

          upgrading Delias equipment to a soul protective highgod artifact,+ high god armor + a few more more highgod misc artifact will be ridiculously expensive, and they probably will want to keep that golem for delia to use as a protective shield.

          and from what i recall, even the smallest metallic travel lifeform was a few million inkstones.

          and not to mention, that they probably will want to stock up on pearls and candie before they go traveling.

          yeah they have no where near enough money for everything they need

          1. @Caladbolg:

            Why would he buy a house, better to spend the 100 mil Inkies on a speedy metallic plane to ferry him to Indigo Palace.

    1. No there are arrows and posions that cost 1 Highgod spark each and can only be used once and Linely doen’t even have money to buy a house i 100% he is not even a middle class in this plane while the super rich can travel to other planes and buy castles he can’t even buy a Highgod armor to his wifu.

        1. 50k is just god level armor type divine artifact

          weapon type high god artifact is worth 1 million (linley sell high god dagger for 750 thousand (70% price),IET say defensive armor is more expensive than weapon

          and highgod spark is worth 10 million

          1. No cookies for you, he was speaking about arrows not about other artifacts… So i replied about arrows ~~

  6. Finding this Regina lass to be annoying, love how author just decides to add in a uptight useless lecher into linleys team; calls linley’s group idiots than decides to follow them -.- LOL. Story is very interesting, but man..this author sure does like to contradict what he says throughout the story.

    1. actually like how she is arguing with them, since i am shiping her and Bebe.

      Considering how bebe have been acting lately, if she was the same silent and wallflowery kind of girl as Delia that would make Bebe an almost abusive partner. By having her argue and talk back all the time she would enter a partnership with bebe on a much more equal level.

      Well, there would still be lots of verbal abuse in that relationship, but it would come from both partners in an old marriage kind of way, and i am cool with that…

      1. … Geez, you are all thinking she is like that, hah. I am telling you, IET would not create her to be annoying side character 😛 Y’will see, hueh.

        1. no need for her to be a bitch or chew them out repeatedly, just enough to not have her take bebes “Shut up and answer my question, woman” without talking back.

          but yeah, although i am still shipping it, IET is kind of bad at making strong female characters, the best one so far is Charlotte (or whatever the ice saint cesar likes was called) and possibly the high priest (strong, but we saw literally nothing from her except for things she did millennia ago), and that is stretching CD-ST-SS-DE and the nine cauldrons… (only the translate chapters in my comparison)

          it’s a sad thing when you realize that a female char has bad odds of joining the team because she would be somewhat of an equal…

          1. In what way is, say, Delia, not strong? Physically strong? Yes. In character? No. I don’t get why all the fuss about “strong women” on works of fiction, etc. In this novel in particular, there’s plenty of weak men too and women are generally strong-willed, hardworking and talented.

          2. Bebe is just like that, you are just too used to everyone being polite that a bit of ‘harsh’ language makes you overreact ~~

          3. Charlotte? I remember that name being either Beirut’s partner or Bebe’s mother, not sure which. Cesar was with Rosarie. High Priest was named Catherine.

          4. @caladbolog I like bebe, and also that he is inpolite. But he needs someone to talk the same language back to him in my opinion, and she is the first to do so. Especially important since speaking rude is a big thing and signals quite abit of disrespect (or intimacy) in most wuxia and asian stories, if he was the only one that spoke impolite in the relationship it would signal an imbalance in their roles.

            Might be overreacting a little bit, but i really want Bebe to stay lovable, and also for him to get a partner that can keep up with him not just on the battlefield, but also verbally.

            Executor: yeah, i was wrong with the name, thanks for correcting

        2. reread what you wrote a bit more carefully, and i think we both actually agree that she isn’t annoying.

          I just found her to actually have something that resembled a backbone, a rare treat in an IET woman, but something that i think makes her a good match as a potential mate for bebe.

          still hope she sticks around, but IET is probably the worst writer i know when it comes to introducing interesting chars, and then never mention them ever again…

    2. I don’t think she is this kind of character at all. She is just reacting like anyone would, seeing Linley and his group and their behaviour / reactions 😉

      1. She got greedy and tried to take on two or was it three(?) god(s) +highgod artifact by herself lmao and when she couldnt she ran like a bitch and screamed at linleys for help and called them a noob for not chasing after it. Imagine if linley has chased after it and killed them, I bet regina would be like…if it wasn’t for me you wouldnt even be able to obtain this golem, so let me have it and you can keep the rest. Of course another scenario is that she notices how strong linley and co is and decides to back off.

        The only important female char in CD so far is delia..and most of the time she comes off as the damsel in distress that needs linley to save her/carry her(from buying her all that gear and sparks). IET introduces us characters all the time and they become irreverent a book or two later. Look at linleys fake brothers, when he left to go to another realm he never even said good bye to them, guess IET forgot about them, just like how hes gonna forget Regina.

        1. Greedy? Please, she probably stumbled upon them on the way and was forced to run… Where was it even said that she attacked them first? How did you even come to this assumtpion? ;O

        2. we don’t know if she tried to take them on, or she was attacked by 2+ gods, one of which has a death god golem, and did the smart thing and ran away.

          Then, when she had an opportunity to counter attack, she told her new team about the opponents dangerous and valuable tool, both warning and inciting them to hunt her attackers down.

          Sure, she might have argued for the golem had they successfully taken it down, but she might have also given it up if pressured. In no way is this a different behavior than any of the saints in the Necropolis arc, and is definitely an accepted level of greed.

          1. “That’s why I wanted you to kill those two people! If the four of us joined forces, we definitely would have succeeded. That was a Deathgod Golem!” Regina still felt extremely upset. “Those two bastards got it. I really am unhappy.”

            Why would she yell at linleys group to chase after them, for the price of the golem obviously.

            Seems to me greed got the better of her and from this I’m 90% either Regina by herself or her previous group saw a golem and decided to ambush the guards in order to “get rich or die trying”, and when she found out she had no chance of obtaining the golem she obviously ran.

        3. Are you reading another story that has more details than the rest of us are privy too? Because that seems the only way you could have come to that conjecture.

          Another imaginary scenario is she could have been ambushed, or the rest of her group (imaginary) was wiped out by deathgod golem and company reducing each-other’s numbers down until she had to escape & luckily ran into friendly forces.

        4. I think her actions were pretty reasonable – run away when enemy forces are superior, but when you see 3 allies and have a chance to turn the tables, you tell them of the goodies to be obtained and try to finish off your pursuers.

          No reason she would claim the golem either, I don’t think she’s stupid enough to do so when it would become a 3v1 and she couldn’t have obtained it in the first place. Probably, she would’ve suggested either getting 25% of the net selling price (equal split per person) or if she’s being greedy, 50% of the price (per group split 😛 )

          Keep in mind, people who pop into Infernal realm, hole up in a tribe/hotel room and go for Fiend trial without being aware of common info are probably extremely rare, much more so than Deathgod golems 🙂 Not surprising that she couldn’t believe it when Linley & Bebe were asking what is a DG.

    3. No matter how strong you are if your not yet at the highgod level its bad to be alone in the infernal realm.

      It seamed natural for her to try and team up with them; considering Linley already had a woman on his team and how rare females are. Probably be easy to connect with Delia and less likely to be taken advantage of in such a group.

      It’s to much saying Regina is useless at this point. Haven’t seen anything but her running from a couple people whom had a deathgod golem!

      All these things combine add up to her being smart in my opinion.

      1. Even for Highgods, it’s bad to be alone 😛 They can be attacked by those poisoned soul-destroying arrows by numerous enemies and get killed 😛

        1. True I was referring to the infernal realm in general & how she was trying to get close to their group on the way over to the fiend trial.

  7. tyvm for the chapter ren and BN 🙂 wondering whether regina will be a permanent addition to the team or whether she will just be another disposable side character like jenne, alice etc. :/ hoping for the former, the more the merrier 😉

    1. After Jenne i just don’t belive in that anymore and don’t forget what Bebe wants is a Divine Beast of the Rat type just as strong as he his so… unless she is a rat forget it.

      1. Bebe wants is a Divine Beast of the Rat type just as strong as he his

        Unless he’s thinking of a very – strange – relationship with Beirut, he can’t be that picky as there probably isn’t any rat that strong 😛

        Considering that both Bebe & Regina were complimenting each other’s eyes, maybe her base species is also someone with bright shining eyes … maybe a kitty or a hamster?

    2. I’d like to see some development of her character but can’t say if I would like her to join them yet. I still like Yuna from the fiend castle clerk desk better at this point.

      1. Yeah, he actually has a working brain, who would have thought! But maybe it was Delia who suggested that after all, we will never know… xD

      1. Same – terminator fits better, remember Bebe even tore off the fake skin and then they see the metal exoskeleton underneath … its a Highgod T800!

    1. Tuesday… Wednesday… Thursday… Friday… are you counting Friday as the weekend? And when does Ren not translate? Its like his life (except on the 22nd of every month. He gets a life on those days only.)

      1. oh right time zone forgot about it. =.=” my mistake. I assume he’s living when he’s taking a shower or walking “the dog”. you know he’s dog is ‘one-of-a-kind’

  8. There’s gonna be a pretty chaotic showdown, with baldy running into Linley’s group along with two other black-robed guards…

    But I, Bebe, will take them all on! Bwahahaha!

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