Book 17, Chapter 11

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Book 17, Indigo Prefecture – Chapter 11, Innate Divine Ability

Countless streams of azure energy circled about like serpents slithering in the Dragonize Pool. These azure energy currents flooded towards those twenty eight people, surrounding them like azure silkworm cocoons which continuously spun themselves around them.

“What an unusual feeling.”

As soon as he had entered the Dragonize Pool, Linley had sensed a large amount of energy surrounding him. It was as though he had been returned to his mother’s womb. The strange energy brought warmth to every part of his body and seeped deep into it.

His body felt both numb and comfortable.

“So this is the Ancestral Baptism. Quite comfortable, actually.” Linley closed his eyes, luxuriating in the feeling of that unique energy entering his body.

The energy continuously seeped in through his skin. His flesh, his nerves, his blood vessels, his blood…they were all infused with it. Even his bones were infused with it…and even his eyes and eyelids were going numb. From inside to outside, not a single part of his body was left unchanged.

In terms of spirit or body, Linley was currently in a very relaxed state.

The palace hall where the Dragonize Pool was located was extremely large. It was three or four hundred meters wide, and nearly a hundred meters tall. The ceiling of the palace hall, in particular, had an image of a bellowing dragon carved into it.

“Bubble, bubble…” The Dragonize Pool continuously frothed.

At the side of the Dragonize Pool, quite a few black-robed men were resting while watching these twenty eight junior descendants metamorphosize.

“The Ancestral Baptism will take at least one or two days. Some with purer bloodlines will have their Ancestral Baptism last for six or seven days.” The bald, black-robed man shook his head. “The two Elders went to rest, but we still have to wait here.”

A silver-haired youth by the side of the bald, black-robed man laughed. “When one day you become one of the Elders, you can be like that as well.”

“Me? Become an Elder? I’ll wait to have the power of a Seven Star Fiend first.” The bald, black-robed man said resignedly.

“Hey. These juniors are beginning to slow down in their rate of absorbing the energy of the Dragonize Jewel.” The silver-haired youth suddenly said.

The bald, black-robed man turned to look. Indeed.

Currently, in the Dragonize Pool, twenty five of the twenty eight azure cocoons had ceased absorbing the azure energy, with only three left which continued to devour the azure energy.

“During this Ancestral Baptism, there’s actually three who have high potential.” The bald, black-robed man sighed in praise. “The longer they can absorb the power of the ‘Dragonize Gem’, the purer the ancestor’s blood is in their veins, and the greater amount as well.”

“Right.” The silver-haired youth nodded. “However, juniors these days all have very shallow amounts of the lineage. Now that they are done absorbing the energy of the Dragonize Gem, they’ll have completed their Ancestral Baptism shortly.”

“I heard that the more powerful second and third generation members of our clan, when undergoing their Ancestral Baptism, took one or two full days just to absorb the energy of the Dragonize Gem.” The bald, black-robed man said mysteriously.

“Are you serious?” The silver-haired youth didn’t dare believe it. “Ordinary clansmen only need a few moments to complete the absorption part. Is the lineage of the second and third generation clansmen that much superior to ordinary clansmen?”

“Why would I lie to you? Not long ago, that Baruch fellow. Do you know of him?” The bald, black-robed man said.

“I do.” The silver-haired youth sighed in praise. “Supposedly, he spent a full night just absorbing the power of the Dragonize Gem. The purity of his lineage is truly quite rare.”

“Just think about it. If even Baruch’s lineage could be so pure, how pure is the lineage of the second and third generations?” The bald, black-robed man laughed.

“That Dragonize Gem had been completely charged, but he immediately absorbed almost a third of it.” The bald, black-robed man sighed with feeling. “I saw this happen myself.”

“A third? That much?” The silver-haired youth said in shock.

A single ‘Dragonize Gem’ would generally be swapped out for a fully charged Dragonize Gem after using up half of its energy. However, generally speaking, half of the energy of a Dragonize Gem would be enough to provide Ancestral Baptisms for thousands of years for the clan.

Given there was an Ancestral Baptism every hundred years, that meant it could be used for tens of times, consecutively.

But Baruch had caused the Dragonize Gem to have a third of its energy used up in a single Ancestral Baptism. This was indeed shocking.

“It seems as though today’s Dragonize Gem is fully charged.” The bald, black-robed man said.

The Dragonize Gem was a fairly precious item for the Azure Dragon clan. To others, however, it was worthless. After all, the energy of the Dragonize Gem would only take effect on someone who had the ‘Azure Dragon lineage’. The Azure Dragon clan, in turn, had to spend an enormous amount of money to create these Dragonize Gems.

“Look, just one left. The other twenty seven have stopped absorbing the energy of the Dragonize Gem.” The silver-haired youth said.

The bald, black-robed man turned to look, only to see that in the Dragonize Pool, just a single, large azure energy cocoon remained. A large amount of azure energy continuously, ceaselessly flooded towards that azure cocoon, which seemed to be like a bottomless pit, capable of absorbing as much energy as came to it.

“Whoah-oh! This one should be that God.” The bald, black-robed man, glancing at the other twenty seven, knew that the remaining one was Linley.

“God?” The silver-haired youth laughed. “I hear that he just came back not long ago from the outside world. He was able to reach the God level without undergoing the Ancestral Baptism; he’s quite talented. No wonder he’s able to absorb so much of the energy of the Dragonize Gem.”

“Tell me, how much do you think he will absorb?” The bald, black-robed man laughed.

“Hard to say. Perhaps he might be able to absorb a tenth of the energy of the Dragonize Gem.” The youth said.

“A tenth? That’s not very likely.” The bald, black-robed man shook his head.

As they spoke, the two continued to pay attention to the final, remaining azure cocoon within the Dragonize Pool. As for the other twenty seven, they were in a state of slumber.

Time flowed on…

“Half the night has passed. He’s still absorbing?” All of the black-robed men around the Dragonize Pool were discussing this amongst themselves now.

“Crackle…”

That azure energy continued to endlessly flood towards Linley’s azure cocoon, which didn’t reject any of it, instead constantly absorbing all the azure energy. The strange energy of the Dragonize Gem continuously flooded every single part of Linley’s body.

But it seemed as though Linley’s bones and flesh were able to absorb as much energy as was sent to them.

“My entire body is shaking.” Linley felt extremely comfortable. He could sense that unique energy seeping deep into every part of his body, merging with the latent, potential energy throughout his body. The energy of the ‘Dragonize Gem’ was completely compatible with Linley’s bloodline energy.

However…

It was as though the bloodline energy in Linley’s body hadn’t been completely discovered yet. Thus, a large amount of the energy of the ‘Dragonize Gem’ continued to flood in, constantly drawing out the energy hidden deep in the blood which flowed throughout Linley’s body.

“It’s been an entire night.” The black-robed men surrounding the Dragonize Pool were awestruck.

“Last time, I heard that Baruch spent an entire night absorbing. But this person actually…right, what’s his name?” The silver-haired man asked.

“Linley. He’s Linley.” The bald, black-robed man had been in charging of assembling Linley’s group, and so he was very familiar with Linley’s information. “Oh, that Linley is just like Baruch. He also comes from the Yulan branch.”

“The same branch?” The silver-haired youth was astonished.

“I wonder how much energy this Linley will be able to absorb.” The bald, black-robed man stared at the Dragonize Pool.

The azure energy continued to flood out, not stopping at all.

Only a long time later…

The speed of the azure energy flow slowed down, then came to a halt. That azure cocoon merged into Linley’s body as well. Within the Dragonize Pool, Linley completely stopped moving, falling into a slumber, just as the other twenty seven had.

“Half a day, and a full night.”

The bald, black-robed man and the silver-haired youth looked at each other, their eyes filled with amazement and envy.

The longer one could absorb, the more pure one’s lineage was, and the more talented one would be in water. In addition, one’s ‘innate divine ability’ would also be more powerful!

Half a day and one night!

Only the legendary members of the second and third generation could compare to this.

“Ah!” Linley seemed to be asleep, but his consciousness was still quite clear.

Linley could sense that his skin, his flesh, his bones, his organs…his entire body seemed to be trembling with excitement as countless microscopic threads of energy danced about.

Throughout his body, every single cell was vibrating minutely.

The energy of the Dragonize Pool and the energy of his lineage was fusing together.

“It feel as though every part of my body is coming alive.” Linley felt that this was inconceivable. In addition, the energy of the Dragonize Gem, along with the energy of his lineage, when coming together, were silently transforming Linley’s body.

From his skin to his flesh to deep within his cells, a transformation was occurring.

An intrinsic metamorphosis.

As this silent transformation occurred, Linley allowed his body to change unimpeded, just using his consciousness to sense it.

Not long after Linley stopped absorbing the energy of the Dragonize Gem, the other people throughout the Dragonize Pool began to change dramatically.

“Hoooooowl!” First was a youth in the Dragonize Pool who suddenly opened his eyes, then let out a wild howl. Draconic scales suddenly emerged from his body, and his draconic tail began to thrash about in the pool as well.

Waves were sent splashing everywhere.

“Aaaaaaaaaaah!” This Dragonformed youth let out an agonized howl. Moments later, he slowly calmed down, regaining his calm.

At the same time…

“Rumble…” A rippling surge of energy came as the natural Law’s descended.

A black-colored stone that glowed with an azure-greenish aura appeared, hovering above his head. It was a water-type divine spark!

“This kid is going to become a Demigod.” The silver-haired youth chuckled. All those who entered the Ancestral Baptism would naturally become Deities of water, and would also gain their innate divine ability.

“Hmph. The first one to transform is the one who absorbed the least amount of energy from the Dragonize Gem, and has the least potential.” The bald, black-robed man couldn’t help but snicker disdainfully.

“You…geeze. This junior just completed his Ancestral Baptism. Say something nice instead, can’t you?” The silver-haired man laughed calmly. He, too, knew that although the other had said some unpleasant words, these words were true. The lesser the lineage, the lesser the elemental affinity to water, and the weaker the innate divine ability.

As time flowed one, one person after another in the Dragonize Pool became Deities. The vast majority of them completed the process in just two days. The second and third to last required three days before becoming a Deity. After the two of them became Deities…in the entire Dragonize Pool, only Linley remained, still ‘slumbering’.

The twenty seven had gathered at the sides of the Dragonize Pool and were watching Linley within it.

“Wait slowly. From the looks of it, this Linley will need at least quite a few days before he will complete his transformation.” The silver-haired youth said.

“I expect he’ll take more time than Baruch did.” The bald, black-robed man said.

Time flowed on. In the blink of an eye, eleven days had passed since Linley had entered the Dragonize Pool. Very, very few members of the Azure Dragon clan would take eleven days for the transformation. Linley remained the only person in the Dragonize Pool.

“Aaaaaaah!” Linley suddenly let out an agonized howl.

Immediately, the group of black-robed men surrounding the Dragonize Pool, as well as those twenty seven others, felt their hearts tremble. They immediately looked over. At this moment, draconic scales completely covered Linley’s entire body, and savage spikes had sprouted out as well.

A terrifying aura drifted out.

“So painful!” Linley gritted his teeth. He felt as though every single cell in his body was exploding with terrifying power, and countless surges of energy were constantly merging inside his body. This exploding energy caused Linley to be unable to refrain from transforming.

The latent energy inherent in his mighty body continuously flowed out and merged like countless rivers that were flowing upwards.

Up, up, up!

Up into his mind!

At this moment, that soul-protecting Sovereign artifact was completely ineffective. This soul-protecting Sovereign artifact would defend against enemy attacks, but wouldn’t defend against Linley’s own energy.

This massive flood of energy poured directly into Linley’s sea of consciousness, completely surrounding the souls of Linley’s four clones.

In the sea of consciousness, that bizarre azure light began to glow like a halo. On multiple occasions, even as far back as when Linley was a Saint, this azure halo had saved him. But this time, the glowing azure halo was constantly growing more and more powerful!

The glowing azure halo grew more and more powerful, until it seemed to have transformed into the sun, illuminating the entire sea of consciousness.

The people by the side of the Dragonize Pool stared with wide eyes at this scene.

Around Linley’s body, the phantom of an enormous Azure Dragon appeared, filling nearly the entire palace hall as it coiled around him. This Azure Dragon phantom hovered directly around Linley, and its illusory eyes actually swept the group of people by the side of the Dragonize Pool with its gaze.

“The Azure Dragon Phantom! It’s actually the Azure Dragon Phantom! And what an incredibly clear Azure Dragon Phantom.”

The black-robed men stared, slack-jawed.

As for Linley, he was currently opening his mouth, and as he did so, that Azure Dragon Phantom also opened its mouth, emitting a terrifying draconic cry….and as it did, a blurry azure energy halo suddenly spread out in every direction, filling the entire palace hall.

Every God and Demigod present suddenly froze, as though having lost all consciousness.

Even those black-robed Highgods could feel their souls be trapped in a very peculiar state.

The bald, black-robed man instantly regained his clarity of mind, then said in astonishment, “Innate divine ability, ‘Dragon Roar’, at such a terrifying level of power…and he is only a God. If he were a Highgod…”

“Rumble…”

The natural Laws suddenly descended.

Linley had become a Deity in water as well!


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177 thoughts on “Book 17, Chapter 11” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Ren can you somehow salvage some pics or fanpics for this one? i really want to see this one! wahahahaha thanks for the chapter and the next. . . . .

  2. Thanks for th chapter and all your effort to date. I need to try and avoid reading each chap as it comes out so I can glut, but it’s soon hard to resist!

    1. I believe it is theoretically possible for a person to have a divine clone in all attributes. I think this was mentioned when Linley was fighting a wind god under Sadista back at the Yulan plane when the guy made a bunch of wind clones. However, I don’t think anyone in the Coiling Dragon universe has enough talent to become a deity in all the laws and edicts.

    2. 11. 7 Elements, 4 Edicts. So 11 divine clones in total. There is no specific limit, but each time he creates a divine clone he has to split his original body’s soul in half.

        1. That cant be true since Lord Commander Mosi can create Soulseeds, yet in his fight with that lightning seven star fiend Lomio he used Destruction with his hammer. No?

        2. This has never been confirmed nor denied if you could only train in 1 of the edicts. Obviously for training in the edicts the soul is a major point but it has never been said that the soul requirements between the 4 edicts were mutually exclusive. This means that unless we are told otherwise it is theoretically possible for someone to have a soul that meets the requirements of all 4 edicts thus allowing them to train in all 4 edicts. Again we have no word on this though but still the theoretical maximum number of divine clones is 11 until we are told otherwise about the edicts.

  3. Linley is now broken OP, this divine ability makes his skill set just unfair. He’ll stun you, then chuck you in his Prison. GG! I feel bad for his enemies, the slaughter shall commence.

    1. LOL! He would kick the avatar ass and the fire nation in the same swip. Numb them, emprisonne them and kill them. Badass…

      Tell you the elders will have a heart attack.

      Thanks Ren for the chapter. Great cliffhanger almost has unerving Has the end of the last book.

    2. He hasn’t mastered all 4 elements yet but he has started on the final leg now. He will have truly become the avatar when he has become a paragon in all 4 and then soul mutates to be able to combine all 4 and then become a sovereign of all 4 where with him being a soul mutate makes him become the 5th overlord and create an entire new edict that rivals the other 4 edicts.

      As a disclaimer I am just making all this up so if this actually happens and is a spoiler somehow than it was an accident. This just seems like the most likely path given how OP Linley keeps becoming.

  4. this is just my theory (as I have not read ahead) and there might be a few holes in it but I think it’s a pretty sound theory made with the info provided by reading up to this point, if this is actually true, then Ren you can delete this as it may be considered a spoiler.

    I believe the creator of the cd ring is the sovereign that is Linley’s ancestor, I say this because while it is not known who Baruch’s father was, Baruch’s bloodline is extremely pure (2nd generation pure), nobody knows who started the yulan plane’s branch. the cd ring was in the yulan plane, in the Baruch clan’s ancestral home (the ring depicts a dragon), one of the sovereign’s might was confirmed to be a water type, one was able to fuse with linley’s main body and strengthen his dragon form which makes me think the used drop was also a water type (Azure dragon is a water type divine beast/ the ancestor was a water sovereign).

    Now for the thing I don’t understand… Grandpa Doehring had the ring before Linley, where did he find it, and how did it get to his ancestral home after Grandpa Doehring’s death?

    1. Haha! I had written a similar theory two chapters before, but now you raised the issue with Doehring which put a hole through it. I have to thank you as not only have you reminded me of that, you’ve jolted my memory about something else: the Frost Goddess Shrine.

      Remember this mysterious place which Beirut clearly had committed himself to protect? What was the element they trained in again? Wasn’t it… Water?

      Coincidence? Perhaps so. But, suspicious…

      1. did grandpa Doehring found the ring somewhere else?
        maybe that thing that got broken at the ancestral house was a furniture that the baruch clan purchase somewhere else. maybe and just maybe 😀

        but I did have the same theory with the ring then grandpa Doehring always blocks me.

        1. Yeah Grandpa Doehring throws some wrenches in speculating bout the ring. Considering he supposedly died just before all this stuff started going down 11,000 years ago(Linley has been alive ~1,000 years now and the events took place ~10,000 years before he was born) then how did the CD ring end up in his possession in the first place if we assume that the Azure Dragon Sovereign was the original owner(which is highly likely considering all the stuff about it) and then how did it end up in the Baruch ancestral home if we assume the Sovereign is indeed the father of Baruch which also seems likely. So many questions we still need answered.

          1. Doehring died a little over 5.000 B.L. (Before Linley), not 10.000. I don’t know at which age he died, but it’s doubtful it was over 1.000 years. Therefore, he wasn’t alive 10.000 years B.L. Had he been, I could possibly somehow work it with my theory.

            Curiously, the Frost Goddess Shrine was once part of the territory of the Pouant Empire (which Doehring belonged to). Additionally, the empire ceased to be at around the same time Doehring died, the unnamed war 5.000 B.L. and the rise of the 4 Supreme Warriors. Alas, the Pouant Empire only came about around 8.000 B.L, also not 10.000. So it seems at lot is still obscure about the Yulan plane.

  5. I wonder what effects do the Ancestral Baptism have on other divine souls?
    Expanding soul strength, speeding up training, and breaking through bottlenecks?
    With regards to laws of water, all of those characters should apply

  6. thank you ren and donators 😀 hehehehe… I really tried so hard resisting on reading cd for a day but I just can’t do it :'(

    now I’m excited for the next chapters.
    highgod in water element wuhooooo!!!!
    earth + water = how much defense?

  7. FIRE, WATER, EARTH and WIND..

    AVATAR… the ONLY LACKING IS HIS DESTRUCTION
    LINLEY didn’t TRAIN HIS DESTRUCTION EDICT YET

    U KNOW GUYS THIS WOULD BE MUCH OP IF LINLEY
    HAVE THAT SOUL MUTATION THINGY

  8. Linley so much op right now..hahaha i wonder if they knew that once upon a time linley dragon blood is actually weaker but because he drank some dragon blood as well as its core and also with the help of that golden drop from the ring Linley having “Pure” blood wont happen

  9. This is bs. At the beginning linley needed to get dragon blood in order to dragonform since his bloodline wasn’t pure. The author just cant stop making everyone want to worship Linley.

    1. You do remember that golden drop from the CD ring that fused into his dragonform right? The CD ring most likely belonged to the Azure Dragon Sovereign and thus that golden drop was most like some pure essence of the dragon itself(we don’t know yet if it was a male or female) and thus when it fused with Linley is changed his bloodline to make it the most pure aside from the Azure Dragon itself. Never assume that there is no reason for something happening.

  10. Here is my theory.

    Linley originally did not have the innate talent required to become a dragonblood warrior, So he had to drink the blood of a dragon, to thicken his dragon blood. Then later when linley found that Golden drop of liquid from the coiling dragon ring, which is a sovereigns artifact, I suspect the that liquid was actually a drop of blood from linley’s Sovereigns ancestor. And after having absorbed it, he became much more pure blooded.

    In regards to linley and the laws for the edic of destruction i think that probably now that the natural laws have decended, he will most likely choose to make another divine clone, at which point the black clothed men, and silver hair youngster will porbably notice that his soul is sword shaped, and maybe bring that issue up with linley. At which point linley will start training into those laws, and since the book has allready shown that he has sorta has some insights into the laws of destruction, so i can see him having high talent with it.

    Now if only IET somehow makes linley try to combine laws and pass into a coma like oliver did and become a soul mutant, then linley truly would become very very powerful, too OP at that point lol

    1. It was hinted in one chapter that Linley found training in essence of fire easier because it was similar to other essences he already mastered. So my theory is that Linley will realize how to use multiple elements and once and fuse them naturally later on, when he masters more mysteries of all elements 🙂

  11. If he didn’t just go straight to God in Water I would say now that just beat all. I swear if he doesn’t increase his already prodigious training speed by like a few hundred times minimum I’ll be sorely disappointed.

  12. Hey, i’ve finally caught up with the latest chapter. How can I know, how many and when will you release chapters? Would be great help If i know you can determine it :3

  13. I’ve been lucky enough to have found this fantastic group of dedicated people that bring me and everyone here so much joy and frustration at once. Keep up the good work all of you.

  14. Edit: Changed my last comment to post on the newer chapter… I loved this chapter!! Everyone now knows that Linley is the ballerest. I wonder if they recognized his Dragonform now?

    1. Guards did not see this recording yet, so i don’t think they did 😛 We need far grander stage for Linley to reveal his power to his clan, right? 😀

        1. On my list MGA is getting quite high, too 😛 BTTH also becomes more interesting as story progreses, though i kinda dislike total harem setting ~~

          1. MGA is good… I’m getting quite addicted to it, I’m already at chapter 1606 (of 1900) and it seems like the autor is not even close to finish the novel!

  15. Wohoo! Go linley.To the path where Everyone think its impossible to achieve (i think) \m/
    Love reading all the theories etc frm u guys! Im just too lazy to use my brain to predict what can/will happen (‘: lol suddenly miss yale reynolds george gang.
    Thanks ren and donors as always!

    1. Everybody so impatient xD Ren is on the move from his old home, but he was also generous enough to try getting 3 chapters done for us ~~ Just wait patiently, even if this weekend ends up as 2, hell, as 1 chapter per day, it would still be a lot of work from Ren to get translations done while he got other things to do, too ^.^

    2. No, no, I don’t meant it that way though, sorry for the wrong wording.

      I just worried something happened to Ren, since he is usually so competent on his job, so I couldn’t help to ask it, sorry again.

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