Book 15, Chapter 39

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Book 15, Priceless Treasure – Chapter 39, Fleeing For Their Lives

Countless amethyst beasts galloped forth, and even the mountains they galloped past began to tremble and shake. Countless bellows rang out, echoing like thunder. The loudest voice, however, was a clear call which filled the heavens. “Kiddos, quick, catch them, quick!!!”

Linley’s group couldn’t help but turn their heads. They all knew that was the voice of the juvenile amethyst beast.

Linley ran as fast as lightning, running forward like a meteor as he scurried through the empty landscape of the Amethyst Mountains, occasionally leaping down from mountain cliffs, occasionally using his draconic claws and feet to quickly rappel up mountains. Due to the powerful gravity of the Amethyst Mountains, there was no way one could fly at all.

“Quick, quick!!!” While sprinting forward, Linley frantically shouted through divine sense.

Of the six of them, the back of the pack was led by Olivier and Garlan. Olivier was, after all, just a God, and his body wasn’t as strong as Linley’s to begin with. Garlan, meanwhile, trained in the Elemental Laws of Fire, and thus didn’t have any advantage in speed.

“Haha, you won’t be able to flee!” The juvenile amethyst beast said delightedly.

Linley’s group ignored all else, frantically charging towards the white fog. As long as the opponents weren’t able to see them, they would be safe.

“Swish!” As it opened its mouth, the juvenile amethyst beast swallowed a large amount of white fog into its belly, and the area Linley’s group was in had no white fog at all now. The juvenile amethyst beast said delightedly, “Haha, I want to see how you will keep running. Hey, kiddos, move faster!”

The group of amethyst beasts had been many kilometers away from Linley’s group. After chasing for so long, though, they were less than a kilometer away.

After all, the amethyst beasts were astonishingly fast.

“Whoosh!”

Moving like the wind, flashing like lightning, Linley’s group continued to sprint at high speed. However, behind them, those rays of violet shadows flashed towards them in pursuit, giving Linley’s group a sense of pressure.

“These amethyst beasts really run fast.” Bebe said frantically.

“There’s people up ahead.” Linley’s eyes suddenly lit up. Up ahead, roughly a hundred meters away, ten-plus figures were fleeing in panic at high speed while looking backwards occasionally. It seemed as though they were terrified. In terms of speed, Linley’s group was much faster than them.

Linley immediately understood. “These people have probably heard the roars of the amethyst beasts and want to flee. Only, their speed is too slow.” At the same time, Linley suddenly had a plan.

“Turn!” Linley suddenly sent a mental message.

After speaking, Linley leapt off from the ground, shooting out like an arrow from a bow towards the distance. Delia, Bebe, and the others naturally followed Linley, turning slightly as they continued to spring. The direction in which Linley was sprinting was different from those ten-plus distant figures.

As for the amethyst beasts, they were continuing to chase and press the attack.

Part of the amethyst beast wave charged towards those ten, who had also just arrived in the Amethyst Mountains today. Most of them were Gods, with the rest being Demigods. In the face of the amethyst beasts, that bit of power was nothing, rendering them unable to resist.

“Roaaaaaar!”

“Roaaaaar!”

The wild amethyst beasts roared while sprinting forward on their four sturdy limbs. The speed of those ten was simply too slow, and they were trampled flat by those many amethyst beasts. The amethyst beasts intentionally trampled them, stepping directly on their heads.

“Crunch!” Their heads were trampled and shattered, and their divine sparks rolled out.

This made those amethyst beasts all the more excited, and they roared while continuing to gallop. Only on the day of the Fog Wave were they given a chance like this. Once this day came to an end, they wouldn’t have this chance again. Naturally, they would have to go a little crazy today.

“Haha, you can keep running, but let’s see who runs faster!” The juvenile amethyst beast stood atop the head of the amethyst behemoth, delightedly laughing.

Currently, Linley was less than a hundred meters away from the amethyst beast wave behind them.

Moments later, the distance was reduced to fifty meters.

Thirty meters….

Twenty meters…

“What should we do?” Jarrod said frantically through divine sense. He could sense the heat of those scorching breaths reaching his body, and could smell that thick, odorous body odor. The odor of the amethyst beasts. Jarrod hated this sort of smell.

“Shut your mouth!” Bebe shouted back through divine sense. “Keep running for your life! Flee if you can!”

Linley silently continued to sprint at high speed. The Amethyst Mountains were extremely broad, and there were many mountain peaks. Naturally, this sort of road was not easily traversed. Occasionally, there would be a mountain range, while occasionally there would be a gorge. Linley’s group climbed the mountains upon reaching them and charged down cliffs upon reaching them. When they reached the end of the gorge, they would then clamber back up.

In short, they couldn’t hesitate!

If they hesitated, they would be caught.

“Haha, you are about to die!” The juvenile amethyst beast was very excited.

The amethyst behemoth he was mounted on waved its sharp claws, swiping towards the fleeing Garlan, at the back of the pack. This seven meter tall amethyst beast was the most powerful of those countless amethyst beasts, capable of easily breaking apart Garlan’s Highgod artifact.

“Garlan.” Jarrod frantically grabbed Garlan.

But the speed of those sharp claws was simply too fast. At the moment of death, Garlan’s body suddenly released another ‘Garlan’. Clearly, this was Garlan’s divine clone. With a ‘slash’ sound, one of the Garlan’s was ripped apart by the claws, and a divine spark flew out wildly.

Jarrod couldn’t help but feel astonished and furious.

“I lost a God-level divine clone.” Garlan didn’t have time to feel sad. Right now, it would be wonderful if she could even survive.

Sprinting at the front, Linley knew how dangerous the situation had become. He could all but sense the shadow of that amethyst behemoth drawing near. Suddenly, Linley saw what was coming up ahead, and he couldn’t help but feel surprised. “There’s a gorge up ahead!”

He didn’t hesitate at all!

Moving like the wind, Linley, Delia, Bebe, Olivier, Garlan, and Jarrod, the six of them, threw themselves forward into the fog-shrouded gorge. Even though they didn’t know what the situation was inside the gorge, none of them hesitated at all.

“Chase, chase!!!” The juvenile amethyst beast was very excited. Mounted on the amethyst behemoth, he leapt down as well.

The many amethyst beasts wildly leapt into the gorge, which was extremely wide. From one side of the gorge to the other was a distance of dozens of kilometers. In the white fog, it was completely impossible to see the other cliff.

“Whoosh!” “Whoosh!” The wind howled as they all descended.

Linley’s group of six not only didn’t resist the astonishing gravity, they actually intentionally used their divine power to accelerate their descent. The six of them descended lightning-fast. This gorge was dozens of kilometers deep, but given the astonishing speed of Linley’s group, they arrived at the bottom in almost an instant.

The ground of the gorge was made from tough rocks.

Not only had they resisted the impact of gravity, they had even accelerated. Smashing into such hard rocks at such speed…even the body of a Highgod would be injured.

“Swoosh!” When they were only ten meters away from the ground, Linley suddenly, frantically slowed down, landing on the ground like a gust of gentle wind. As for Delia, she gracefully disappeared, her body transforming into a gust of wind, then reforming into a solid body.

Olivier, Jarrod, and Garlan had their own tricks as well to slow down. This was very ordinary.

But Bebe? Bebe ignored everything, viciously smashing straight into the ground.

“Bang!” The ground trembled, and Bebe sank twenty or thirty centimeters into the ground. Given the toughness of the rocks of the Amethyst Mountains, one could imagine how strong the smashing force was for him to sink so deep into the ground.

But Bebe was completely unharmed.

Nobody praised Bebe, because there was no time!

“Flee!” Linley’s group of six wildly sprinted forward.

The amethyst beasts didn’t have any divine power, nor did they know any profound mysteries of the Laws. Thus, they dropped down at a very normal pace and did not accelerate. By the time they landed, of course they smashed hard into the ground.

“Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!”

Like meteors slamming down, each amethyst beast smashed hard into the ground, then immediately began to chase forward, as though the impact of the collision hadn’t had any effect on them. The juvenile amethyst beast was constantly shouting in anger, “Quick! The distance between us and them just increased!”

When descending, Linley’s group of six had been faster, and thus the distance between the two groups had increased to fifty meters again.

Linley’s group of six, hearing the smashing sounds, could imagine in their minds the terrifying scene of those countless amethysts beasts pursuing them. Their hearts couldn’t help but tremble, and all of them continued to sprint for their lives. If they truly were caught, just the trampling of those countless amethyst beasts would be enough to finish them off.

“There’s a lake up ahead!” Linley immediately saw that within the white fog, there was a lake.

Linley’s group of six didn’t hesitate at all, immediately entering into the waters of the lake. When being pursued, even if there was a mountain of knives or a sea of flames in front of them, they would still charge through. After all, if they hesitated and tried to find an alternative route, they would slow down and thus be caught by the amethyst beasts behind them.

In that instant…

Many amethyst beasts appeared at the sides of the lake. Standing atop the head of the amethyst behemoth, the juvenile amethyst beast frowned and said unhappily, “They went into the water? Could it be that they know that I hate water? Hmph, none of these will be able to escape.”

Immediately, the juvenile amethyst beast said loudly, “Kiddos, all of you go down and seize those people!”

“Roaaaar!” “Roaaaar!” “Roaaaar!”

Immediately, countless amethyst beasts began to roar in anger, and the ones in front threw themselves into the lake. With repeated ‘plop’ ‘plop’ sounds, they went in, while at the same time, many other amethyst beasts, including the juvenile one, surrounded the shores of the lake.

“Surround this entire lake.” The juvenile beast ground its teeth. “Hmph, I want to see how they can possibly escape. Not a single plaything I set my eye on has ever been able to escape!” As it spoke, it wrinkled its little nose.

Linley’s group of six, entering the lake, had actually discovered a narrow underwater path. They continuously advanced through it. This little narrow pathway was actually headed upwards. The first part of it was underwater, but the second part was above water. Linley’s group quickly reached the end of the pathway.

This little pathway was a canal that led to a mountain cave.

“I didn’t expect someone would be capable of carving out such a large, meticulous cave.” Jarrod was overjoyed.

Only now did Linley’s group let out sighs of relief. Carefully inspecting the cave, they saw that this had clearly been excavated out by others. Linley couldn’t help but feel overjoyed. “The stones of the Amethyst Mountains are incomparably tough. What sort of power would be necessary for someone to carve out such an enormous cave, and how much time must it have taken?”

Bebe, using his godspark dagger, had only just been able to break apart that rock.

“Linley, will the amethyst beasts be able to discover us here?” Delia was still somewhat worried.

“It’s fine.” Linley said consolingly.

Garlan’s face was covered with a smile that was born from having escaped a crisis. She said, “Delia, don’t worry. Although those amethyst beasts are very powerful, they don’t understand any profound mysteries or natural laws, and they don’t appear to know how to use divine sense either. These small pathways which are hidden within the wild grass in the bottom of the lake are so well-hidden, they won’t easily be able to discover them.”

Linley’s group nodded slightly as well.

After they had charged into the water, they had naturally immediately spread out their divine senses to investigate the surrounding area. When they had passed by that hidden little pathway, the divine senses of the group had naturally discovered it.

“Right. What have we to fear? Even if they discovered that hidden little passageway, the passageway is so narrow, while those amethyst beasts are so huge. Would they be able to fit?” Bebe said disdainfully. The amethyst beasts were physically quite large. There was no way they would be able to squeeze in.

“Bebe speaks the truth. It’s fine. Everyone, we can rest here.” Linley said.

“No, it’s useless.” Jarrod shook his head helplessly. “No matter how small the tunnel is, the amethyst beasts will still be able to enter. Amethyst beasts are capable of changing their bodies.”

“Changing their bodies?” Linley couldn’t help but feel shocked.

If they really were able to change their bodies, it would be terrible.

Garlan nodded somberly as well. “Right. However, amethyst beasts can’t freely change their size to expand or contract. Rather…for example, they can make themselves shorter, to a height of one meter, but their length will multiply. To be more precise, their total body size doesn’t change.”

Linley began to understand.

These amethysts beasts were like ‘water’, capable of changing into multiple configurations, but the overall size remained the same.

Linley stared at the tunnel and said slowly, “All we can do is hope that we won’t be discovered. Once we are, we won’t even have a place to run.”

“Don’t worry.” Garlan’s laughter was very brilliant. “We won’t be so easily discovered. In addition, once the Fog Wave ends, these amethyst beasts will all disappear. By then, we won’t be in any danger, and will be able to live a long, leisurely period of time.”

Linley blew out a breath, saying quietly to himself, “I hope that today will pass safely. Once today passes, it will be safe.”


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81 thoughts on “Book 15, Chapter 39” - NO SPOILERS

        1. If by missed chapters you mean weekend, no. 3-4 extra hours don’t magically appear on Monday/Tuesday just because I lost time on the weekend, haha.

          1. Haha, it’s too bad we couldn’t get a new chapter released today. I wish there is 3-4 hrs magically appears everyday for you to translate…in fact, I wish you have clones (7 elementals and 4 edicts so all 11 clones together in total) to do it all for you, LOL.

      1. Ikr! Finally one of my random refreshes landed me in the top 5 once again XD

        Been too busy reading other LNs to sneak around here waiting for a chapter, so I’ve been a bit behind compared to how I was before XP

  1. “Surround this entire lake.” The juvenile beast ground its teeth. “Hmph, I want to see how they can possibly escape. Not a single plaything I set my eye on has ever been able to escape!” – I think Linley’s group will be the first.

    Thanks Ren for the chapter.

    1. Because it IS deadly. Judging by the teaser chapter Linley wouldn’t somehow kill the juvenile beast, instead he hides until the Fog Wave is over. Plot Armor and miraculous turn arounds ruin the story, while invincible MC makes the story predictable. This event feels like re-enacment of when Linley braves the Mountain Range of Magical Beast – real danger and hence real tension.
      I’d guess Linley would spend some years, training and fusing the mysteries while at the same time absorbing the amethysts around him before he discover a way out.
      My guess on the way out is that either Garlan or Jarrod is capable of creating Golden Soul Pearl from soul essences, so Linley will hand out the essences he refined to them. Equipped with Golden Soul Pearls, they no longer have to fear the area where they will get dizzy (of even fell unconscious), so they will not get lost on their way out of Amethyst Mountain.

  2. thx for the chapter.
    anyone knows other novels where the character begins weak and become strong like :
    CD, ST, BTTH, SS, Ni Tian Xie Shen (Against the Gods), Douluo Dalu ?

      1. I just want that the protagonist is weak and eventually become strong or OP as Zectas , LMS , or the story begins as a child and eventually grows as CD , ST or Mushoku Tensei .
        If not is wuxia , nothing happens , only to have many chapters .
        (:P sorry for my bad english)

    1. Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Konjiki no Wordmaster, Mother of Learning, Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, Law of the Devil, Martial God Asura, ISSTH, Xian Ni (discontinued), Re:Monster, and Mushoku Tensei for some examples.

      What does SS stand for btw?

        1. maybe the author discontinued it. It really was extremely disjointed for a story, constantly adding in new things which were highly confusing to read about, as if they didn’t care about the readers being able to understand everything that is going on.

          I dropped it myself, the guy in the bead had waaay too much power over the kid and kept warping his mentality, and shoved him onto the devil path without his own choice.

  3. Thanks for the Chapter!

    This was quite the chase, now the question is how long will this cave hide them, and then THE FUN TRAINING WILL BEGIN!

  4. SECRET MANUAL ON EFFECTIVELY MINING THE AMETHYST MOUNTAIN

    Amethyst Mountain is literally a mountain of treasures, but you won’t have much luck if you only mining amethyst passively (waiting until the amethyst comes to you), you could wait for thousands of year before you got lucky.
    The best result can only be gained if you go mining one of the 108 Demonic Amethyst Lairs, for it is where the amethyst comes from. The Demonic Amethyst Lairs has three periods: blasting, resting and swallowing, and your chance to harvest the amethyst is during the rest period, the other periods are lethal. Harvesting amethysts is simple, during the ‘resting’ period, you just need to snatch the amethysts using ‘Elemental Doppelganger’, ‘Elemental Hand’ or similar techniques.

    The main problem of mining amethysts effectively was to safely enter and leave the Amethyst Mountain and I’m going to tell you the secret: prepare a lot, and I mean a lot of GOLDEN SOUL PEARLS.

    As you might already know, there’s a layer between safe places in the Amethyst Mountain where your soul is affected and you become dizzy to the point of losing consciousness. This layer is the true barrier that obstruct mining amethyst effectively, but – here is the secret – you can overcome the effect by absorbing Golden Soul Pearls.
    It is a lot cheaper if you can refine amethyst right away, or if you have the ability to create Golden Soul Pearls you can spend years refining amethysts into Pearls in the mountain before you leave.

    1. Nearly no one can refine souls in whole Higher Realms…

      Also, having strong soul will not be enough if you don’t have powerful soul-protecting artifact.

      What’s more, it’s not ‘ture barrier’, just one of two, as it seems. So what if one can resist soul effects (like Linley) if he can’t get past gravity pull? Heh.

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

    Why hasn’t Linley tried to absorb one of the Amethyst beasts into his coiling ring and kill it by refining it as soul essence. It has the ability to do that and they are just living Amethyst

  6. Wow i don’t dislike a minor villain like this punk little bastard in a long time i hope Linely enslave him and use him as a ride and cut him apart to farm amethyts. IET sure knows how to make a spolied brat.

  7. Thanks for the chapters~! 😀
    why can’t they just teleport in to the indigo palace! I’m dying to know his ancestors and the new power-up in water element

    1. Is it just me or have we not seen anyone “deity level” learning the profound truths of water?……I feel like that’s going to be important especially seen the ppl from indigo prefecture who wanted to kill Linley were surprised by his level without the profound truths of water.

      Also plz recommend light novels like:
      -coiling dragon,
      -legendary moonlight sculptor,
      -stellar transformations,
      -desolate era,
      -god and the devil world,
      -douluo dalu,
      -mushoku tensei…..and the like
      Thanks for the translation

        1. It’s already ranked, but it’s kinda hard to evaluate series like desolate era and god and devil world since they’re just in the earlier stage of the story but that’s more or less the list the ranking won’t change much. Those 2 might go down or change places with each other but I can’t see them passing the top 3: CD, LMS and ST. Mushoku tensei I liked at first but it was a chore to finish lol and as for Douluo Dalu I liked at first but then the story is just about Tang San owning everyone ; first he gets innate spiritual thing (forgot what it was called), second he gets double spirits up to this point it was fine because he’s the MC, but third he gets the demonic spider at 6000+ years when normaly the limit set by Grand Master was 5500 or something, forth he gets a spirit bone, fifth he gets the immortal flowers and takes a dip in fire and ice pool that took me over the top, sixth he get a 10000 monster for his 4th ring I mean enough is enough. I just felt that he god tooooo much too quickly with almost no down side what so ever.
          As for the top 3 the first LN I read was re:monster which introduced me to LMS and it was the top one for some time until….CD came along and the order at the beginning was CD,LMS, Douluo Dalu and Mushoku tensei. But then CD introduced me to all the other xanxia LN and Douluo Dalu and Mushoku tensei were outclassed.

          1. You like Stellar Transformations? I’ve read like 8 books already and it seems hard to read. Like I had to keep telling myself it would get better unlike other LNs where I just binge read…My top three would have to be CD, LMS and Mad God…Duoluo Dalu would be a close 4th.

          2. Yea ST grew on me I read the first 4 books and like you I was forcing myself to read but I like it now. Douluo Dalu disappointed me GREATLY…..it had a lot of potential but everything comes too easily to Tang San and I hate Xiao Wu and her relation ship with Tang San. As for Mad Dog it only has 2 books I can’t start reading anything below 10 books now or I’ll go crazy.

      1. Shen Yin Wang Zuo
        Swallowed Star
        God of Thunder
        Ark
        Martial God Asura
        Close Combat Mage
        Ni Tian Xie Shen
        Konjiki no Wordmaster
        Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
        Laws of the Devil
        The Nine Cauldron
        The Legend of the Sun Knight
        I Shall Seal the Heavens
        Battle through the Heavens
        Mad God
        Xian Ni
        Alchemist God
        Shadow Rouge
        ….
        this is all I can remember at the moment

        1. thx I’ll check them out I checked Mad God it’s only 2 volumes…….it’s not enough I need something as long as ST or CD so I can take a break from refreshing. I’m thinking about Ark it’s long enough but is it good?

  8. Not only had they resisted the impact of gravity, they had even accelerated.

    ‘Not only had they not resisted the force of gravity, they had even accelerated.’ might be more correct 🙂

  9. the secret to get out of the mountain is beating the living hell out of that little juvenile amethyst, so he could clear the fog wave.
    Linley trains and becomes paragon to do just that or like other say become so powerful that you disappear for no reason

  10. Those amethyst beasts are so unique. To be able to be so powerful while being totally unable to use laws or the like. Imagine one that actually trained to high god level in the laws on top of its already extreme power.

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