Book 15, Chapter 12

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Book 15, Priceless Treasure – Chapter 12, A Breakthrough in Wind

“Boyd clan?” Bebe had a thought, and he couldn’t help but glance towards the nearby Salomon.

Although Bebe was rather rambunctious, he was very smart and insightful. When Linley had saved Nisse, Salomon had, for whatever reason, revealed his true name when thanking Linley – Salomon Boyd!

At that time, Bebe hadn’t paid much attention.

But now that he heard it again, Bebe began to grow puzzled.

“Nisse has been with me for so long, but she’s never been willing to tell me what her surname is!” Bebe began to suspect. “Since that’s the case, the surname must be very important. Salomon only recently told my Boss. Since his family name is Boyd…”

“Can this Boyd be the same ‘Boyd’ as the clan this green-robed elder is referring to?”

Bebe mused secretly, while at the same time looking towards Linley. Only three people had been present when Salomon had said his surname; Linley, Bebe, and Nisse.

“Boss…actually closed his eyes and began to meditate?” Bebe couldn’t help but find himself caught between laughter and tears. Next, Bebe turned to look towards the distant Learmonth, the green-robed elder, and the white-horned elder. “It seems as though the situation is about to change. Will Learmonth attack out of greed?” Bebe mused to himself.

Indeed, right now, the situation had just become very terrible for the white-horned elder.

He hadn’t anticipated that the green-robed elder would actually voluntarily reveal this. The white-horned elder understood that his power was far inferior to Learmonth’s. If Learmonth wanted to attack, then…

“Even if the young master helped out, we wouldn’t be able to deal with Learmonth.” The white-horned elder understood. “In addition, it won’t just be Learmonth alone who will turn red-eyed with greed upon learning this secret. The Edwards brothers are here as well.”

The Edwards brothers had also escorted them on the mission, and had yet to reveal any startling abilities.

However, not a single one of them had died. This gave testament to their strength.

“No matter what, even if I die, I cannot reveal the young master’s identity.” The white-horned elder made up his mind.

“Oh, you said Boyd clan?” Learmonth raised an eyebrow. “The Boyd clan of the Jadefloat Continent’s Coldcalm Prefecture is indeed an ancient clan. Even though I am here in the Redbud Continent, I’ve heard of the fame of the Boyd clan.”

The green-robed elder said, “Of course. You can imagine how wealthy the Boyd clan is, Learmonth.”

The Edwards brothers looked at each other, secretly speaking through divine sense.

“Oho, things are getting messy.” Bebe looked at the distant Edwards brothers, then looked at Learmonth, before finally looking at the weakest actor, the white-horned elder. “This old fellow is almost certainly going to die. There’s too many people who would be greedy for this treasure.”

The white-horned elder said furiously, “Mr. Learmonth, I’m your employer, you…”

“Shut your mouth.” Learmonth glanced at him calmly.

The green-robed elder couldn’t help but laugh, while at the same time saying, “Learmonth, I’ll leave now.” As he spoke the green-robed elder prepared to leave.

“Swish!”

A black sword energy pierced through the green-robed elder’s skull. The green-robed elder’s eyes were filled with shock and disbelief, and then he fell to the ground. The final remaining God-level divine clone of this green-robed elder died, just like that!

“This…?” The white-horned elder, Edwards, and the others were all shocked.

Learmonth glanced calmly at the green-robed elder. “I only told you to tell me the secret. I never agreed to spare you in exchange. You killed one of my employers. How could I not kill you?” And then Learmonth turned to look at the white-horned elder.

The white-horned elder’s face instantly turned ashen.

“Fine. If you want to kill me, then kill me.” Having seen Learmonth’s power, the white-horned elder didn’t try to resist at all. He said coldly, “Since you were willing to kill Mr. Wind, I am content.” The white-horned elder was already prepared for death. He murmured to himself, “Young master, you’ll have to rely on yourself now.”

“If I kill you, who will pay me my escort fee?” Learmonth asked.

The white-horned elder was astonished.

And then, Learmonth walked away while saying calmly, “Hurry up and prepare the metallic lifeform. We are going to head out.”

“He isn’t going to kill me?” The white-horned elder was unable to believe it.

The ten-plus lucky survivors amongst the Fiends stared towards Learmonth in astonishment as well. It must be understood anyone who cared about money at all would find it hard not to grow greedy for the wealth of the vast fortune of a massive clan. In addition, killing the white-robed elder would have been very easy.

“What is going on with this Learmonth?” The three Edwards brothers looked at each other.

Learmonth’s reaction had caused the Edwards brothers to be unable to implement their plan.

“Big brother, let’s just endure for now.”

Learmonth was able to refrain from being greedy, but the three Edwards brothers were not. This was the massive fortune of an ancient clan. The fame of the Boyd clan was so great, it echoed like thunder.

“Wait a while before heading out!” Salomon’s voice rang out. “My friend here is currently training.”

Learmonth, the three Edwards brothers, the white-horned elder, and the luckily surviving remnants of the Fiends all looked over. Linley was standing there right there in the sands, his body surrounded by a faint swirl of wind. Indeed, he was training. This sight caused everyone to be extremely surprised.

“He started training, just like that?” The lucky survivors amongst the Fiends were all shocked. To immediately begin training having just concluded a life and death struggle…that truly was crazy.

“Waiting for him alone? Wake him up.” The second of the three Edwards brothers said with a frown. Him, a Five Star Fiend, wait for a God? He didn’t have that sort of patience.

Bebe, hearing this, couldn’t help but frown.

“Intriguing, intriguing.” Learmonth looked at Linley, a hint of a smile on his face. “We aren’t in any rush to leave. Let’s wait a while.”

Since Learmonth had made his decision, the three Edwards brothers wouldn’t say anything now.

Immediately, the surviving Fiends took up temporary residence within the desert. After this great battle, the Highgods only numbered Learmonth, the three Edwards brothers, and Salomon, while for the Gods, including Linley’s group, only thirteen survived.

Time passed on.

In the blink of an eye, three days passed. The Fiends were very patient, and didn’t care about these three days at all.

“How long will the Boss be training for?” Bebe, seeing Linley remain in his meditative state, was growing frantic. “The Fiends aren’t impatient yet, but if too much time passes, they definitely will grow impatient. But disturbing the Boss when he is training will have a major impact on him.”

Bebe understood that Linley’s sudden decision to meditate must have meant that he had a sudden insight.

This sort of opportunity was very precious. Once interrupted, it would be hard for him to once more enter this state.

“Rumble…”

A surge of unique ripples of Law descended from the heavens, encapsulating Linley.

“He made a breakthrough!” Everyone, including Learmonth, immediately opened their eyes to look towards Linley. They all understood…that this descent of the natural Laws was the sign of a someone breaking through to become a Deity naturally.

Linley hovered in the air, while at the same time, his divine wind clone came out from his body…a light green-robed Linley.

“Rumble…”

A divine spark which emanated a green light emerged from Linley’s head, hovering there in the air above him. A large amount of wind elemental essence, under the guidance of the natural Laws, directly converged upon the divine spark, which slowly began to transform.

Moments later…

That Demigod-level divine wind spark had transformed into a God-level divine wind spark.

The ripples of the natural Laws subsided, and Linley opened his eyes.

“Uhh….” Linley, having made the breakthrough, now saw that a large group of people were around him, staring.

“Congratulations, Linley. You now have another God-level divine clone.” Salomon said with a laugh.

Learmonth nodded slightly as well. He looked towards Linley with an appraising gaze. “Very nicely done. You even gained insights during a life-and-death crisis.”

Learmonth very much appreciated this sort of person, who could make a breakthrough even during a life-and-death crisis.

He himself loved combat and challenges. As for money? As Learmonth saw it, having enough money to spend was sufficient. The so-called fortune of the Boyd clan was something which Learmonth didn’t care about at all. Learmonth’s goal was…

To become a Seven Star Fiend, then challenge an Asura!

Become one of the 108 Asuras of the Infernal Realm!

The three Edwards brothers glanced at Linley. They only chuckled. A mere God. What was there to be proud of? The Edwards brothers didn’t hold Linley in any particular regard at all. They immediately looked at the white-horned elder. “Hey, that kid has made his breakthrough. Let’s head out.”

“Alright. Head out.” The white-horned elder immediately said.

“Head out?” Only now did Linley come to the realization that all the other Fiends had been forced to wait here for him when he had suddenly begun to meditate.

“Bebe, how long did I meditate for?” Linley asked through his spirit.

“Three days. Boss, you really are amazing. Your divine wind clone has reached the God level as well.” Bebe was boundlessly delighted for Linley.

Linley secretly let out a sigh of relief. “Not too bad. Just three days.” If he had been training for half a year with the others all accompanying him, Linley would have felt extremely embarrassed.

The Infernal Realm. A desolate mountain range within the Redbud Continent.

Inigo stood there beneath a waterfall, two Highgods behind him.

“I didn’t expect that the Boyd clan actually has a successor.” Inigo said to himself. “Although that fellow was only allowed to enter the Boyd clan’s estate a single time before being sent out…luckily enough, I remembered him.”

Salomon’s identity, even within the Boyd clan, was a major secret.

As he had entered the clan’s estate only a single time before being sent out caused there to be very few people who knew who Salomon was. There were very few people who knew that Salomon had a connection to the Boyd clan.

But Inigo, thanks to a stroke of luck, had found out by accident.

And this time, when Inigo saw Salomon, he instantly understood!

“No wonder those two old fellows fled to the Redbud Continent, then tried to go back.” Inigo said to himself. “However, since I now know, then…”

“Young master, what shall we do?” The two subordinates behind him looked at him.

Inigo said emotionlessly, “We head out.” As he spoke, Inigo flew at high speed towards the north, and the two Highgods behind him immediately followed.

The metallic lifeform was constantly pressing forward. It had shrunk yet again. After all, there were very few people inside it now.

Within the metallic lifeform. Linley and Delia’s room.

“The ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ aspects of the Profound Truths of Velocity have been completely fused. Only the sword attack that is both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ is the sharpest, most powerful sword attack!” Linley understood now why experts of the Elemental Laws of the Wind found flexible swords to be so suited for them. Flexible swords allowed one to bring out the full strength of the profound mysteries.

After having seen the green-robed elder and Learmonth’s sword intents…

Linley had some new thoughts regarding his usage of the sword as well.

“Unpredictable and fierce! This represents the most powerful attack of the Profound Truths of Velocity.” Linley continued to visualize them in his head. He was hard at working trying to make the attacks of the Profound Truths of Velocity more powerful and to apply it better.

This attack primarily relied on the Profound Truths of Velocity.

Naturally, it was a material attack.

“If I combine this material attack with my Dragonform…” Linley mused to himself. “The Dragonformed body is incomparably tough, and in terms of both strength and speed, it has reached a very high level. If I take the strength I have in Dragonform, then combine it with the Profound Truths of Velocity, then put it all on display through Bloodviolet, the power will definitely be substantial.

The same profound mystery, when used by a Highgod, would be far more powerful than when a God used it. This was because the mystery would be exerted through the divine power of a Highgod.

After Dragonforming, however, Linley’s strength, defense, and speed were even more monstrous than most ordinary Highgods. This was a body that was as tough as a divine artifact!

Linley was also beginning to gain a clearer and clearer understanding of the power of his most powerful sword attack.

In the blink of an eye, three months passed.

“Unfortunately, there’s no place to test it out within the metallic lifeform.” Linley said to himself. His sword attack was now able to easily chop apart this metallic lifeform. If they truly were to fight here..most likely the white-horned elder and the other Fiends would be enraged.

“Linley.” Suddenly, a voice rang out.

“Uh? Oh, Salomon, it’s you.” Linley saw that Salomon was outside his door.

Upon seeing Salomon, Linley thought about what Bebe had told him regarding the proceedings when he was training. He hadn’t heard the green-robed elder discuss the Boyd clan, but upon returning to the metallic lifeform, of course Bebe had told him everything.

“This Salomon…can he be the master of this clan?” Linley wondered to himself.

Salomon said with a laugh, “Linley, there’s something I wish to discuss with you.”


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98 thoughts on “Book 15, Chapter 12” - NO SPOILERS

    1. “No matter what, even if I DO, I cannot reveal the young master’s identity.” The white-horned elder made up his mind.<— Mistake

      “No matter what, even if I DIE, I cannot reveal the young master’s identity.” The white-horned elder made up his mind.<—- Edit

    1. leeching off from your top spot Finley, sorry 😉

      “Bebe couldn’t help but find himself caught between laughter and tears.”
      Is this a new version? where’s our favourite ‘didn’t know whether to laugh or cry’ phrase??? 😛
      well they both mean the same thing so it doesn’t matter I guess. anyway I like the new one too 😀

      Thx for the chapter!

      PS. were there three Edward brothers all along? I remember it as two!??

  1. thx alot 🙂

    Edit: “No matter what, even if I do, I cannot reveal the young master’s identity.” The white-horned elder made up his mind.

    i think it should be ”even if i die”

  2. Thanks for the chapter Ren and to David, anonymous, MV of France, VK of Filand and HH of Finland for donating.
    I hope Salomon survives Inigo’s next attack in spite of the death flags. Linley training in the middle of a crisis is so funny, all the fiends left probably think he is crazy.

    1. Are there any real death flags, though? If he dies, then the whole expedition ends too. So, for the moment I think the Edicts of Plot shall keep him safe.

    2. The group is moving southwards towards the coast of Starmist sea, and Inigo set off northwards … not sure if he still plans to make another attack himself, though I certainly wouldn’t put it past him to take out a Fiend contract or arrange other hirelings at the destination where Salomon is headed.

      1. I’m actually wondering why Inigo didn’t infiltrate anyone on the inside. How hard is it to bribe some Fiend to do it? Then he can at the very least obtain precise information. Or, now that he knows who is there, directly assassinate Salomon.

        1. Maybe he doesn’t trust them? Say he makes a deal with Edwards brothers, and one of them does kill Salomon … what prevents them from grabbing the fortune themselves 😛

          Also, the group has been traveling throughout, hard to come in contact with them – the sand castle is actually the first time there was any chance to make such arrangements, so who knows maybe Inigo managed to bribe someone during the fight!

          1. Fair points. I’m thinking more about during the Fiend recruitment in Royalwing city. They could’ve easily slipped someone in there, or contacted someone after they signed up, etc.

            Yeah, you could say Inigo only figured out about their situation after all the probing and stuff, but how did he know the rough path they would take? And what exactly made Inigo sure that particular metallic lifeform was the one they were in? All of this leads me to believe Inigo must have known they were leaving from Royalwing city. If he did, he could have put the plan I mentioned into motion.

            But again you guys have made good points…

          2. He didn’t know which one to rob, that is why it was mentioned that they had robbed every single one passing through…

  3. Hey Ren

    After Dragonforming, however, Linley’s strength, defense, and speed were even more monstrous than most ordinary Highgods. This was a body that was as tough as a divine artifact!

    shouldn’t it be more like this?

    However, after Dragonforming Linley’s strength, defense, and speed were even more monstrous than most ordinary Highgods. This was a body that was as tough as a divine artifact!

    1. However, after dragon forming, Linley’s strength, defense and speed were even more monstrous than most ordinary Highgods. This was a body that was as tough as a divine artifact!

      wouldn’t it be better like this?

  4. Two Gods is better than one!
    Linley makes a breakthrough, and is even more badass now!
    He discovers that he can combine several factors into a very powerful attack through his Bloodviolet, but can’t use it because everyone would die!
    Well, the metallic lifeform would.
    Here’s hoping that he continues to fuse profound mysteries and becomes a powerhouse that can step all over Seven Star Fiends!

    1. At this rate, I’m guessing Linley will reach Wind Highgod before Earth. The reason is, he still hasn’t reached a bottleneck with other 2 mysteries and has already begun to fuse them. Plus, he hasn’t tackled Essence of the Wind, which should be the easiest to master. Put together, that’s 5/9 mysteries. If he can fuse all of them together, that should take him to Highgod, I believe.

      1. Doesn’t Highgod mean he has to know all of the mysteries? I certainly see his Wind based attack far eclipsing the Earth attacks, if he can fuse Sound with Velocity and then add Essence of Wind to that … a fused attack with 5 mysteries should be way stronger than Mr. Wind’s 3M fusion (iirc it was Sound + Ess.)

        1. Officially, yes. By deduction, however, why wouldn’t fusing mysteries get you to Highgod? It works for Gods, after all. A 5 fused mysteries attack would be way stronger than what the average Highgod can dish out for sure, even at the God level of power.

          1. Its not a matter of attack strength – there are really weak HGs like Delia & Crompton too. In fact, it probably becomes a plot point where other HGs will keep underestimating Linley as he is ‘just a God’ and then die with a surprised expression.

          2. Unfortunately the ONLY way to be a highgod is to master all the mysteries either by your own insights or by fusing a highgod spark. Fusing mysteries is what separates the weak from the strong. As for why mastering a fusion of 2 mysteries works out the same as mastering 3 mysteries for going from demigod to god hasn’t been fully explained yet.

          3. demigods and gods seem to be split by a power boundary.

            demigods need a certain amount of understanding and insights into the law in order to become a full god, this is done either by mastering a portion of the mysteries or doing something of equivalent value.

            It’s a bit dodgy for wind, but for the other elements it’s a clear distinction of needing half of the mysteries mastered to gain full godhood, the remaining half needed to be mastered to become a high god with complete understanding of one’s elemental law.

            In other words there is a limit to how strong a demigod can be before he ranks up to full god, however there is not the same limitation set for gods due to the requirements of becoming a high god being highly specific.

            using fast and slow and ‘velocity’ as an example, we need to consider the amount of insight into a law needed to master them. mastering essence, fast and slow would be enough to become a full god. but using Delia’s terms, fast and slow are like walking down 2 paths going in opposite directions and trying to fuse the 2 is like trying to make those 2 paths connect and join together in the same direction (which requires A LOOT of bending and elbow grease I assume).

            I believe Beirut gave the numbers as a guideline, but he did say that fusing 2 low level mysteries resulted in a fusion stronger than one of the laws high level mysteries, the effort of fusing the 2 mysteries results in a power jump that in itself seems to act like a 3rd mystery mastery.

            the strongest a demigod can be is to have mastered 2 high level mysteries and be not quite at mastery of a 3rd mystery that is ranked at the upper middle level, but upon mastering it he gets thrusted into god rank, the same if he only mastered the 2 high level mysteries and then worked on fusing them, working towards fusing them increase his power enough to shunt him into the god rank (as we saw with his earth clone).

            For gods however, they need to have a mastery of all the mysteries to become a high god, and their power in the high god rank is determined by how many mysteries they have fused together. Thus a full god can master just 5 of the 6 (or 8 of the 9) mysteries in their law and work on fusing them together to inrease their power and become capable of fighting high gods. They will not become high gods until the master that 1 last mystery, as the high god is an existence that comes about only after mastering ALL of the mysteries in a law. so theoretically a god could become a 7 star fiend before becoming a high god, and upon becoming a high god would be 1 step short of a paragon.

            at least the above is only true until IET decides to throw a wrench into the works xD sorry this got morelong winded than i thought

          4. Whoa, Nee-chan busting out the typing skills 😮

            Nice, that matches my understanding of what’s been said about leveling up too. Haha I wonder if we’ll see any 5-7* Fiend gods :p , or Linley may blaze a new trail in Fiend history.

    1. That’s one of the things I like about CD & IET, all the other powerful guys don’t have to be assholes 🙂

      Leylin actually helped several people with good advice, and Beirut is usually cool with anyone who doesn’t annoy him (though he did provoke Adkins for some reason 😛 ). Even the new God who took over Yulan empire is probably decent, he didn’t go around trying to cause trouble unlike the other 2 (mainly Ojwin)

      I wonder if next chapter title refers to Learmonth, it would be great security if Salomon group hired him for protection … it could also refer to Linley, but that’s kinda pointless as Salomon is way stronger than him.

      1. “though he did provoke Adkins for some reason”

        You do remember Beirut is basically omniscient, right? First of all that Adkins arrogantly came into his plane and made a mess out of it. He didn’t do anything at first, but remember he wasn’t happy when they were freed. Then Adkins repeatedly dissed Beirut and arrogantly said he was stronger than him, etc. I’d say, he got exactly what he was asking for. Beirut even was so magnanimous as to leave him be. He only killed him because Adkins wouldn’t know his place (perhaps the joke had gotten old? lol).

        Who is this new God you’re referencing? As far as I remember the only Gods there are at the Yulan Plane atm should be Wharton and Haeru. I don’t remember any God at the Yulan Empire.

          1. Totally forgot about him, lol. There’s also the eldest Armand brother. I do wonder what became of the Yulan plane now, ~40 years later.

          2. Didn’t Leylin create a new continent just before Linley left. I imagine he isn’t exactly hogging the whole island. I mean that’s a heck of a long way to go just to resurrect a landmass.

          3. sal the problem is that it is still just 40 years.

            In the first place the distances between the continents were so great that those on the yulan continent didn’t know of the existence or destruction of the other 4 back when the war occurred. only those of saint -deity ranks had the capability of travelling between them and thus the knowledge of their existence.

            Just making the continent isn’t enough to make it livable, it doesn’t generate sustainable ecosystems out of nothing like lakes, forests, plains etc. those are all things that are left to time, the same for population, unless it’s livable and people are deliberately carried over, it will remain without an intelligent populace for quite a while to come.

            If left alone I would assume it becomes livable and gains a working population by the next specie-shift where humans are no longer the dominant species and something else takes over (with either human beings moved to the new continent or the new species taking it over, or 2 species taking over each with their own continent etc)

            as for what he did, yup he did just that, he JUST recreated the whole continent, because it was where he was born and he felt bad seeing it destroyed so utterly.
            He isn’t even living there since soon after we saw him got to NotG and he told Linley that he would soon be leaving the plane to boot.

          4. wonder what became of the Yulan plane now, ~40 years later

            My guesses …

            Wharton just got to Demigod and is still slowly fusing with God spark

            Leylin & bros used 1 week to transfer flora/fauna/humans to continent #2, went to NotG and then died or emigrated

            Muba became a full God and manage to get some faith power, maybe Fain is working for him now (he should be either Prime Saint or demigod)

            Hart & Harvey started fusing sparks for the elements they were struggling with

            Lord Haeru is ruling over Mtn Range of Magical Beasts now that Dylin & co are gone

            I wonder if Rosalie, Tulley & Fain ever made it to demigod; and wtf is the big secret with Frost Shrine that had Beirut protecting the region earlier 😛

        1. You have to remember that Adkins was incredibly rude to Beirut in private and constantly was making comments about being able to kill Beirut if it wasn’t for his backer.

          Then remember Beirut can read the minds of anyone on the Yulan continent. Even if he couldn’t read a high-gods mind he certainly could read the minds of any of Adkins followers.

          1. True, and now that I remember Adkins also tried to fake a rescue of Linley to butter up him & Bebe; possibly Beirut found out about the attempt 😛

    2. oh, he is most likely arrogant, but not greedy. He has enough money to buy anything he wants (a six star fiends services ain’t exactly cheap), and more than enough money to buy a house in every city, the finest food and drink, so money probably no longer is any issue to him. He has no need for anything more.

      Most likely, the only thing that might entice him are stuff that increases his power (like sovereign artifacts), so Linley might want to keep being mum about the CD…

  5. Thank you for being so awesome! The translations are wonderful. and the teasers make life unbearable when and when they are not there. Just no pleasing us 🙂

  6. Since Linley became full god with only 2 profound truths, would he need to master all of them to become a high god or just fuse a couple more?

    If I remember correctly it was 1% for demigod, 10% for full god and 100% for high god.
    Yet fusing profound truths actually contributes to the %, which makes me question the 100% part, especially considering the vast difference in “fusion power” between high gods.
    The so called 100% with no fusions seems to be just a bottom line, rather than actual 100%, which brings me back to my initial question, does he really need to master 9 mysteries or fuse 5, give or take some?

    Another thing is that characters presented so far tend to become high gods first, then painstakingly fuse some mysteries, rather than go the optimal road. Seems strange that every enemy so far is surprised with god-level fusion when it’s the most practical thing to do.

    1. I think it makes logical sense that you could reach Highgod by fusing ~50 to 66% of all mysteries together. It’s unfused 3/6 or fused 2/6 for Earth Gods, for instance. So unfused 6/6 or fused ~4/6 for Highgod would make sense to me. Of course, the 4 there means 4 mysteries all fused together with each other — not 2 pairs of 2 fused mysteries. Which is why the degree of difficulty (and power) should be exponentially bigger.

      The reason they don’t do it is probably because, one, they don’t have a mentor to advise them and, two, it should still be easier to master a single new mystery than to fuse two. In other words, ‘fusing while learning’ is easier than ‘fusing after mastering’, however it’s still not as easy as just ‘learning’, without fusing at all.

      1. Pretty sure it’s unfused 3/9 for wind, and 2/6 for the rest, since he fused 2/9 of wind to become god. Those early percentages explained by O’Brien seem to have never been true then, or a figure of speech.

        Even though it’s highly unlikely for a god to fuse profound truths, any high god should have lived long enough to consider that possibility. Guess I’m just complaining about plot armor, don’t get me started on gold and azure droplets ^_^.

        We still don’t know what is the other profound truth Bebe mastered, aside the essence of darkness, unless he needs 1 less as deity level species.

    2. i think it was mentioned somewhere that most diety don’t know to fuse the laws. they only learn/realizes after they have mastered a few or all of the laws. I believe Beirut told linley about fusing the laws, and that he needs to do it before mastering the laws and then leylin emphasised this point. my memory is a bit hazy but it was after the creation of the Baruch empire i believe

      1. it was bluefire that advised linely to gain a basic understanding of all the laws early in a element because it harder to fuse them at the highgod level .

      2. Linley realized about fusing laws while fighting the plant boss in NotG, and got a minor breakthrough on floor 11 when he was about to die to the Abyss demons – he wasn’t told of the possibility by Beirut.

    3. As I understand it Fusing doesn’t add to the percent known.

      Linley understood 50% of the Fast Truth and 50% of the Slow Truth. Combining them made them equivalent to 100% of a single truth because he understood 50% of 2 combined truths.

      It also allowed him to avoid the bottleneck he would have had if he had learned a single truth to 100%.

    4. You can become a Demigod by mastering a single truth if that truth is from the higher tier, for example in the Demigod spark Delia absorbed there was only a single truth from the wind element. The same with Linley, he got to Demigod level after mastering The Throbbing Pulse of the World and reached full God level after fusing it with the Essence of the Earth, so I assume he could get to Highgod level by fusing those 2 with another one.

      Now, how did linley got to Demigod level in the wind laws? he discovered that by fusing Fast and Slow aspects to get the truths of Velocity but Velocity itself is not a mistery so why is it that he reached Demigod level before fully fusing them? and even reached full God level in this chapter by fusing this 2 low lvl misteries? I don’t get it.

      1. Book 13 chapter 45:
        Amongst the Deities, the Elemental Laws of the Wind had nine profound mysteries, and so one had to master three of them before a God. Or perhaps by mastering the fusion of two profound mysteries, one could also become a God. Earth, fire, water, and darkness only had six types of profound mysteries. If one mastered two of them, one would become a God.

        As for wind demigod we can only assume same logic applies to incomplete fusion, but the follow up is that it’s not the mastery, but the total number of insights into various Truths that determines demi- and full godhood.

        1. Well, IET didn’t mention Light or Lightning in that list of Laws with 6 PM’s, so it’s possible Wind isn’t the only one with a non-6 number of PM’s. So there may be 3 laws with 9 and 4 with 6.

          Then again, I think IET has actually forgotten Lightning is an element.

          Besides Fain’s ultimate move – no-one has ever used lightning abilities in the series. Yale was a lightning mage but we never saw him use a spell.

  7. After all the battles on this book, this chapter feels like IET was worried about mentally stressing his readers with so many cliffhangers and decided to go for a breather ^^

    I’m really loving this book! Thank you Ren!

  8. Since his “saint” body can dragonform and borrow divine power from a divine clone, what i wonder is can it borrow power from a divine clone, or from divine clones, plural.

    Because if the later, even with the power lost during transfer, after a few clones, the strongest divine energy user ought to be the saint body. Well, i guess the problem is that it’s so darn hard to break through and develop even 2-3 clones….

    1. his clones are more attuned to their element and thus are more powerful in that specifically, while his saint body can use any of them, just as it has less attunement it see’s less power for them. I don’t think there is any power lost when channeling divine power through his saint body.

      As for how many, currently it is safe to say a single element at a time unless he does the extremely rare thing and manages to use 2 at the same time. the divine power he can channel though should increase a bit by having 2 god clones but I think of divine power as non-element when it is just the divine power being channeled. (It makes sense that if you have a deity for each element then the divine power can be channeled through them all to your saint body, the problem is the normal single element restriction.)

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