Book 15, Chapter 8

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Book 15, Priceless Treasure – Chapter 8, Many Dangers

“A Highgod!”

Linley glided away like a bird in flight, gliding away alongside that explosive burst of sword energy while at the same time, the adamantine heavy sword appeared in his hand. Wielding it as though it were weightless, he sent it slamming over…and a multiple meter long earthen yellow sword shadow chopped out.

Pulsating Essence Attack!

This was a type of material attack developed after fusing the ‘Essence of the Earth’ and the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’. It was primarily reliant upon the ‘Essence of the Earth’, with the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’ supporting it.

Compared to the ‘Voidwave Sword’, it was the opposite; the Voidwave Sword was primarily reliant on the ‘Throbbing Pulse of the World’, while the ‘Essence of the Earth’ supported it.

“BANG!”

The two forces collided, and the wild explosive force backlashed onto both. Linley borrowed that backlash force to flee, while the golden-haired youth also took a few steps back. He stared in astonishment at Linley. “What a powerful sword. A God actually has such strength!”

This gold-haired youth was not angry; he was instead delighted.

These Highgods didn’t have much interest in killing God-level Fiends, but now this Highgod did. Just based on that sword alone, Linley was qualified to have him treat this fight seriously.

“Swoosh.” Launching himself upwards, the Highgod shot out like an arrow, piercing through the air at high speed in pursuit of Linley.

Linley, fleeing in front of him, had already begun moving at his maximum speed early on, but the enemy behind him continued to draw closer. “This Highgod is so fast, and also, it seems he is a wind-style Highgod as well.” From the opponent’s previous attack, he could essentially sense that the opponent was a wind-style Highgod.

“Haha, flee?”

The gold-haired youth pursued at high speed while reaching out with his left hand, clawing at the air.

“What’s this?” While fleeing, Linley’s face changed dramatically. His body seemed to have been bound by countless thin threads. Although Linley was still able to flee, a restrictive force seemed to act upon him. Even his speed fell down by half!

“This is the Profound Mysteries of Dimensional Space!” Linley instantly realized what this was. He had seen Delia often use this technique against others. But now, Linley was the one who had been hit.

“Terrible!” Linley’s heart was filled with worry. “The power of this Highgod in using this technique is much greater than Delia’s.” Linley knew that the strength of an attack was connected to one’s divine power. The same type of profound mystery at different levels of divine power had different strength levels.

In the blink of an eye, the gold-haired youth reached a distance of less than ten meters from Linley.

“You won’t be able to run!” A loud laugh rang out, and a strange ripple spread over Linley. Linley’s speed dropped yet again, and in his heart, he was shocked. “The Godrealm of a Highgod!” Linley knew long ago that facing a Highgod was extremely dangerous.

Although there was a chance for victory, he only had a tiny chance.

“In terms of profound mysteries, this gold-haired youth is a Highgod who knows all nine profound mysteries of the Elemental Laws of the Wind. I can only hope that he hasn’t fused any of the profound mysteries.” Linley knew that the only chance of success he had was…a soul attack!

“The Voidwave Sword must not fail.”

Linley had continuously fled upon meeting this gold-haired youth; he didn’t use his Voidwave Sword at all. Linley didn’t dare to rashly unleash it; he had to seize the best opportunity to kill the opponent in one blow. Otherwise, given the difference between him and his opponent, the opponent could easily rely on his speed to use a material attack to kill Linley.

Thus…

It was one thing to not unleash his ultimate attack, but if he was to unleash it, he had to succeed.

“Either you die or I die.” Linley continued to grit his teeth, constantly thinking up new ways to flee.

However, now that he was bound by the ‘Dimensional Wind’ and the ‘Godrealm’, and given that Linley’s speed was lower to begin with and was now only a third of his normal speed, the difference between them was so great…that unless something unexpected were to happen, the outcome of this battle was predetermined.

“Swish!” Linley’s body suddenly came to a halt. His face changed dramatically as he stared in front of himself.

In front of Linley, behind him, and above him, there were ten ‘gold-haired youths’. This gold-haired youth had actually created nearly forty doppelgangers, completely encircling Linley.

“The situation just got worse.” Linley was frantic. “The forty doppelgangers…which one is the real one? Bebe isn’t present. I’m unable to determine which one is real. What should I do?” Linley gripped the adamantine heavy sword, looking cautiously about him.

The gold-haired youth had transformed into nearly forty doppelgangers to encircle Linley.

“Haha, in front of me, you still want to run? Your speed is too slow, too slow.” The gold-haired youth chuckled.

Linley warily watched his opponent.

“Haha, die.” The gold-haired youth chuckled, and then the nearly forty doppelgangers almost simultaneously struck out. Instantly, Linley was completely covered by knife-edge palm attacks. Linley was completely unable to dodge; his only choice was to take the attacks head on!

“He…looks down on me.” Linley, seeing this, was laughing coldly in his heart.

Doppelganger was one of the nine profound mysteries of the Elemental Laws of the Wind. This Doppelganger Technique created bodies that had the aura of the original body. Generally speaking, others would find it very hard to tell the true body from the false bodies. This was an exceptional technique for fleeing. But as for attacking, it was weak.

The Doppelganger Technique was meant for fleeing or to be used against weak experts.

After all, the strength of each doppelganger was far inferior to that of the main body.

The doppelgangers of Highgods, in terms of strength, wouldn’t be much stronger than that of Gods.

“Hmph. A single doppelganger’s attack might not be strong, but the combined attacks of thirty-plus doppelgangers are considerable in power. In addition, my main body’s knife-edge palm attack is included as well.” The gold-haired youth was completely confident. “This fellow is just a God.”

“Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!”

In an instant, the many knife-edge palms landed on Linley’s body. Linley in total was hit by twenty eight palm blows, and had been only able to dodge ten of them.

Of the 28 palm blows, twenty seven of them landed on Linley’s ‘Pulseguard Armor’ and collapsed, while leaving Linley’s ‘Pulseguard Armor’ completely unharmed. But the twenty eighth palm blow landed directly on Linley’s body.

“CRUNCH!”

The Pulseguard Armor cracked open, and Linley’s chest was struck by a vicious blow that all but went through his chest. Blood splattered outside, while his shattered white bones were revealed as well. This blow that split apart the ‘Pulseguard Armor’ had been launched by the gold-haired youth’s real body!

The gold-haired youth was surprised. Linley’s ‘Pulseguard Armor’ was simply astonishing.

“A defensive Highgod artifact?” The gold-haired youth chuckled. “Unfortunately, you are a God. A defensive Highgod artifact in your hands won’t be used to maximum effect.” The gold-haired youth was disdainful.

“Crackle…” Linley’s ‘divine power’ in his body bubbled out, immediately healing his wound. At the same time, the ‘Pulseguard Armor’ on his body once more reformed. As long as his divine power remained, this ‘Pulseguard Armor’ could instantly recover.

“A defensive artifact?” Linley, in his heart, was disdainful. “So this is the true body!”

From that attack just now, Linley was instantly able to tell which of the bodies in front of him was the true body.

“Already healed?” The gold-haired youth was astonished. He immediately realized that Linley wasn’t using a defensive artifact, but rather a material defense.

“Haha…your material attack isn’t bad, and your material defenses aren’t bad either.” The forty gold-haired youths circling Linley all spoke out. “A pity.” After speaking, the nearly forty gold-haired youths instantly moved as one. Right now, whether the youth attacked as one or en masse didn’t make much of a difference to Linley.

From that exchange just now, Linley was already certain as to which one was the real body.

The gold-haired youth’s speed was far greater than Linley’s. He easily and continuously changed directions as he drew near Linley.

“This brown-haired kid has a powerful material attack and defense. It seems I’ll have to kill him with a soul attack.” The gold-haired youth made up his mind. “I refuse to believe that the soul defense of a God can be very powerful!”

“Death take you!” The gold-haired youth calmly lashed out with a sword blow, causing tiny tremors to appear in the air as well as a low humming sound.

Linley’s eyes narrowed. “My only chance!”

“Rumble…” Linley’s adamantine heavy sword struck out as well with his most powerful attack…the Voidwave Sword!

“Clang!” Linley’s face suddenly changed. His Voidwave Sword had met no opposition at all as it struck into the enemy’s head. The enemy’s attack, in turn, didn’t carry any soul power at all.

“What?” Linley suddenly had a bad feeling. “Vibrations!”

A strange sort of vibration directly entered Linley’s brain. This strange vibration first clashed against that soul-protecting Sovereign artifact, the translucent scaly membrane around his soul, then shattered and dispersed.

Linley had managed to withstand the attack, but the enemy…

“Aaaah!” The Highgod’s entire body swayed, a low growl emitting from his lips.

Although this Highgod had become a Highgod on his own, and had an extremely pure soul and strong defense, in the face of Linley’s ‘Voidwave Sword’, created from the fusion of two profound mysteries, his soul still trembled and a large amount of spiritual energy immediately collapsed.

He immediately became woozy.

“Die!” Howling angrily, Linley followed up with another sword blow.

The adamantine heavy sword struck directly onto the dazed gold-haired youth.

“BANG!” The gold-haired youth’s soul was no longer able to withstand it, and it directly collapsed.

“Swoosh!” A figure suddenly appeared from within the gold-haired youth’s corpse. “Another one?” Linley’s eyes turned wide, but as if by reflex, he lashed out yet again…

Once again, the Voidwave Sword!

“BANG!” That figure collapsed as well.

Only now did Linley sit down.

Having executed three ‘Voidwave Sword’ attacks in a row, Linley’s spiritual energy had been nearly exhausted. Actually, when he executed the third ‘Voidwave Sword’, Linley had already begun to feel his head split.

“I was too nervous. The divine clone of that gold-haired youth was just a Demigod clone. It wasn’t worth me using the Voidwave Sword at all.” Linley glanced at the divine clone, then laughed inwardly at himself. “Fortunately, that fellow finally died.” Linley directly collected the gold-haired youth’s interspatial ring, divine spark, and divine artifact.

And then, Linley ran a few hundred meters away, enduring the pain in his head. He found an unassuming location and immediately retrieved an amethyst.

“The Voidwave Sword uses up far too much spiritual energy.” Linley stored the amethyst into his Coiling Dragon ring, which immediately refined it, causing surges of golden fog energy to enter Linley’s consciousness. The dry, parched sea of consciousness once more began to throb with spiritual strength.

“Whew.” The head-splitting pain began to subside, and Linley let out a long breath.

“Facing a Highgod really is dangerous.” Linley, thinking back to that battle, said to himself, “If that gold-haired youth had instead relied on his speed and material attacks to come at me repeatedly, he absolutely would have killed me.”

Linley quickly came to a conclusion based on the results of that battle.

“Those who become Deities on their own will have their souls nurtured and transformed repeatedly by the natural Laws, and so will have exceedingly strong soul defenses as well. Just gold-haired youth just now was able to take a hit from my ‘Voidwave Sword’ without dying. It seems as though in the future, I must be careful.” Linley became all the more cautious.

Linley had narrowly escaped the last attack, but the other Fiends wouldn’t be so lucky. How could it be easy for a God to overcome a Highgod?

Linley was someone who had fused two profound mysteries of a Law, which was extremely rare amongst Gods. And more importantly…Linley had a damaged soul-protecting Sovereign artifact which negated the gold-haired youth’s attack. Otherwise, how could Linley’s soul have withstood it?

“Big bro isn’t here, and Bebe isn’t here either.”

Nisse was filled with panic. She took one careful step after another through this castle of sand. Just now, she had discovered the corpse of a Fiend. Clearly, this castle of sand was filled with life-threatening dangers.

Soundlessly, a skinny, callous male figure suddenly appeared from the wall behind NIsse.

“This little girl isn’t bad. I’ll kill her first.” The callous man said quietly to himself. Just now, he had killed three God-level Fiends. In front of him, God-level Fiends weren’t able to fight back at all. Looking at Nisse in front of him, the callous man laughed to himself. “Let me end your life.”


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97 thoughts on “Book 15, Chapter 8” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Didn’t it say in the earlier chapters that the stronger he got then the smaller the power gap between his dragon and human form? At this point there is probably little difference between the two. I don’t think we will see more of the dragon form until he gets to the place where he does the ancestral baptism.

        1. He only uses the form when he wants to go all out. After all, he isn’t using his BloodViolet sword which is a superior Divine artifact nor its Bloody aura it has. He clearly saves his cards and besides. His Voidwave sword is the only Soul attack of power he has.

          The humming song is too weak still.

          1. He does not have powerful enough atacks with Bloodviolet at this point, so using it would be pointless -.-

          2. the aura is also quite useless… it’s an highgod’s aura, the effect wouldn’t be much on another highgod

      1. That was before reaching demigod level and obtaining Golden transformation.
        Right now, his main body is Saint level in strength (excluding laws) but backed by his divine clones. Deities in terms of strength (excluding law factors) is much stronger due to divine power.
        Golden transformation brings his original body to divine level in terms of strength excluding laws.

        Why he not using it, I agree with lustexcel about not want to show who he is yet.

    2. because only his original body can transform into dragon form, in terms of power output his clones are more powerful but less durable than his dragon form without any law to strengthen it like his Earth clone’s pulse guard armor.

      1. clones should still be able to dragonform, right? Also, extra limbs proficient in attacks are always nice, even if it’s just as a distraction

        1. nope, it was stated a while back when he first reached demigod level, only his original body can I believe.

          1. it’s actually never stated (he feels the pull of the golden drop stronger with the original, and that is the body it enters), but it is fairly consistent with what you are saying.

            Also, what is stated is that his dragonform is stronger than his demigod clone, making it godlevel, with the ability to borrow power from all of his clones.

            On a sidenote, could that be what the baptism does, allowing him to use his dragon form on divine clones as well as rising his affinities?

      1. Its not like the others would notice it was linley who had it IF he erased the evidence (highgod) since its a freaking divine sense blocking maze.

      1. that was when charged with a demigods power, it’s probably strong enough to effect gods now. But will agree that it probably can’t do to much against a highgod, it’s a soulbased attack after all

  1. ““Crackle…” Linley’s ‘divine power’ in his body bubbled out, immediately healing his wound.”

    This isn’t his pearl of life who healed him?

      1. i totally forgot about the pearl of life hahaha, I thought he was mistaken linley possesses the meteoric tears from ST XD

      2. The pearl of life isn’t useless in the divine body, is just useless because the divine body could be heal by the divine power, don’t use an heal artefact because it is not very usefull is stupid, free heal is always good.
        And Linley could easily change the body who use the pearl of life.

        1. no you can’t.

          the pearl of life fused with his original body as it contains his blood. His clones are formed of divine power and thus don’t, meaning the pearl cannot be transferred.

          the pearl works the same way as the amethysts and gold soulpearls, in that they work with the specific target. his body needs the heal while his divine clones need only some power.

          treat it the same as a tattoo

  2. The danger isnt over yet, If Inigo or however you can spell his name and Mr.Wind knows what’s going on within the castle they’ll notice that a highgod was killed by a god, therefore they might inform the other highgods to attack Linley in groups instead. And thank you for the chapter Ren and anontildeath !!! XD

  3. ty so much for this chapter translator and donator 🙂
    this is within my expectation nisse and delia will likely died in this book suddenly we can feel the rage from bebe & linley

  4. thanks for the chapter.

    linley got to kill a highgod, now is bebe’s turn while saving nisse, wohoooo.
    but since next chap is called blue water drop it has something to do with the cd ring… can that thing actually be used on bebe as well, there souls are partially conected after all?

    1. I wonder if Bebe is capable of actually killing Highgod… He has only material attacks, after all…

      Also, i am quie sure that only Linley can benefit from those water drops, unless IET is trolling a bit again and title is related to completly different drop of water 😀

      1. The one doing the trolling could also be Ren… don’t forget that Ren is an expert in trolling…

        Still not able to forget the chapter on April’s fool… ^^

    1. and not just a simple highgod either but one through his own insights PLUS a clone demigod with a swing of a blade XD

  5. Nisse is likely more than she seems, she may be able to deal with or escape from the Highgod on her own… after all, the bride of I, Bebe, cannot be that helpless!

    Btw I totally called Linley killing a Highgod in this maze. Whoooo.

  6. Yo! Linley finally killed a Highgod! Woot woot! Thanks for the chapter, Ren and anontilldeath.

    I hope it’s Bebe’s turn to show off his powers.

  7. Thanks for the chapter Ren. At this part it says,

    Just gold-haired youth just now was able to take a hit from my ‘Voidwave Sword’ without dying.

    It should be: That gold-haired youth just now was able to take a hit from my ‘Voidwave Sword’ without dying.

    Or maybe The gold-haired youth

      1. In my opinion they haven’t spent long enough introducing Nissa to kill her off.

        It not like we’re reading a George RR Martin novel 😛

  8. Honestly Delia has been a deadweight for a while now.
    Nissa still needs to develop deeper relationship with Bebe so her future death will motivate him to start actually training.

        1. delia is to linley as Li’er is to Qin Yu.

          She is not deadweight just because she is being given cores to fuse with, she just doesn’t have the talent or capability of the kind of growth needed to keep up with bebe and linley otherwise.

          She has defensive artifact and a quite tricky dimensional wind + doppelganger techniques. which actually stop her from being to the same degree of weak that crompton was as a high god. since as a god her mysteries hold her over those with only lower level insights. who knows if she lives long enough after being a highgod she may just manage to fuse together 2 mysteries like doppelganger and windwalker, or maybe make it to 3 with dimensional wind. though clearly muuuch further into the future.

          so she isn’t dead weight, she still ranks above average for wind gods in the infernal plane. Linley is just too impressive to compare with.

          1. I don’t think that she’ll be able to fuse the wind mysteries, but you also forgot that linley gave her that highgod level golem. She can use dimensional wind to slow them down and her golem to attack , so since she must be over halfway to fusing the highgod spark she can at the very least defend herself. So if her and nisse team up they should be ok.

      1. Deadweight seems harsh. However, all Linley does is worry when he was the one who couldn’t wait a few decades before setting off in a hurry on a journey so long it would be impossible to avoid dangerous situations. The real reason Delia appears useless is, in my opinion, because IET has not managed to develop a good enough relationship between her and Linley. I still get the feeling that they are closer to strangers than husband and wife. Within that context, she’s just an unneeded distraction. Linley could have solved multiple issues if he had waited until she completed fusing with the highgod spark. It is very noticeable how he is worried about Delia but confident in Bebe. Delia is able to support them in battle, but when she’s on her own she’s too vulnerable.

        1. their relationship is just fine to me the only reason it feels that way to you is because IET didn’t want to put too much romance and drag out an “action” series. in real they have spent soo many years together that it was said that their souls are in harmony together or something since they love each other a lot

  9. Thanks for translation. Just finished CD raw. Also i read them from here to fully understand it. This is best novel i ever read. Anyone recomend smillar novel to CD ? Appreciate it. Thanks

  10. I want to say thank you to you Ren but at the same time since i found this novel last week i spend all my waking time reading until i caught up to the translation.i am getting ready to take my medical board exam next month but this novel is so addicting. I have to stop myself to not go back and read it again.
    But i need to stay focus on my training like Linley …

    thanks again Ren and the donors

  11. Just gold-haired youth just now was able to take a hit from my ‘Voidwave Sword’ without dying. It seems as though in the future, I must be careful.” Linley became all the more cautious.
    the first just should be that?

  12. error
    Just (That) gold-haired youth just now was able to take a hit from my ‘Voidwave Sword’ without dying

    and i swear some of you guys just need to bash delia don’t you? you are blaming her just because she is not an unparalleled genius like linley and not a ridiculously powerful divine beast like bebe. hmph don’t make me laugh.

    thanks ren and the donors 🙂

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