Book 17, Chapter 9

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Book 17, Indigo Prefecture – Chapter 9, Eighty Years

As they discussed this, Baruch actually laughed. “But the strange thing is, my bloodline is actually extremely pure. When undergoing the Ancestral Baptism, I actually badly startled those warriors on guard there, and was received by the elder.”

“Your bloodline is very pure?” Linley looked at Baruch.

Baruch was just six thousand years old, while the Four Divine Beasts clan had been in existence for countless years. It was indeed quite bizarre for Baruch’s bloodline to be so pure.

“Generally speaking, the children of our ancestor, in particular the second and third generation members of our Azure Dragon clan, will have an extremely pure lineage. But unexpectedly, my bloodlines are actually comparable with the second generation.” Baruch didn’t hide anything at all.

The second generation of the Azure Dragon clan was composed of the sons and daughters of the ‘Azure Dragon’ Sovereign.

The children of the ‘Azure Dragon’ Sovereign naturally had very pure bloodlines. The members of the third generation who had great innate talent could also be compared to the second generation.

But as for the later generations…

Perhaps occasionally, in one generation, a genius would appear with extremely pure Azure Dragon lineage. But this was a vanishingly rare occurrence. Baruch, however, was one such example.

“This is also precisely the case as to why that elder told me these things regarding our clan.” Baruch said.

So that was how it was.

Linley now understood. Up till now, he had been puzzled at how Baruch knew these things.

“Actually, the affairs of our ancestor as well those eight clans isn’t much of a secret. In the clan, everyone with pure bloodlines, high potential, or are at the Highgod level will all know about these things.” Baruch said solemnly. “After all, clan warfare occurs frequently.”

Linley nodded. “I could sense that when I saw those patrolling guards.”

The strictness and severity of the vigilance of the Four Divine Beasts clan was far greater than that of the patrols on Miluo Island.

“Linley, your natural talent is definitely better than even mine.” Baruch’s eyes were shining. “You haven’t even undergone the Ancestral Baptism, but you are already so powerful. After you undergo it, you’ll then gain insights into the Elemental Laws of Water.”

“Insights into the Elemental Laws of Water?” Linley said in astonishment.

He currently had only gained insights into the earth, the wind, and fire. He didn’t have any insights whatsoever into the other Elemental Laws.

Baruch said solemnly, “Right. Our Azure Dragon clan is the clan of a water-type divine beast. If the members of our clan aren’t even able to understand the Elemental Laws of Water, then we would be jokes. Currently, you aren’t able to gain insights into it, but that’s only because your lineage hasn’t been fully awakened. After you enter the ‘Dragonize Pool’ and undergo the Ancestral Baptism, you will naturally be transformed into an ‘Azure Dragon’, while at the same time, you will naturally and immediately reach the Demigod level in the Laws of Water. In addition, you will also gain our innate divine ability.”

Linley was completely stunned.

In the past, when Linley had watched how divine beasts would naturally become Deities after reaching adulthood, he would secretly sigh at how naturally blessed they were.

But he hadn’t expected that the same was true for himself.

“I can become an Azure Dragon, and not only gain an ‘innate divine ability’, I’ll also become a Deity in water!” Linley couldn’t help but feel joy in his heart. “Most likely, in the Infernal Realm, there are very few people who have five divine clones, including my original body.”

Once he underwent the Ancestral Baptism, he would have the earth clone, fire clone, water clone, wind clone, and original body. Five bodies.

Since birth, he had high elemental affinity for ‘earth’ and ‘wind’, and he was also able to somewhat use ‘fire’. But now, he would also have ‘water’.

“We are the Azure Dragon clan!” Baruch said proudly. “Training in the Elemental Laws of Water will be extremely fast. Look at me. Although my understanding and ability to gain insights is poor, in just a few thousand years, I’ve already gained insights into five of the profound mysteries of the Elemental Laws of Water. I’m not too far away from the Highgod level.”

Linley couldn’t help but be astonished. For a person to gain insights and master five of the profound mysteries of the Elemental Laws of Water in just a few thousand years was indeed very fast.

“The heavens have indeed been quite kind to the Azure Dragon clan.” Linley said to himself.

“Clan leader, I haven’t undergone the Ancestral Baptism yet. Then, how can I go undergo it?” Linley hurriedly asked. The Ancestral Baptism would allow himself to increase in power. Naturally, the sooner he experienced it, the better.

“Don’t be impatient.” Baruch laughed. “The Ancestral Baptism is carried out within the clan only once every century. Although the clan is very large, every hundred years, there will still be some newborn descendants. Thus, they’ll be allowed to undergo the Ancestral Baptism.”

“Oh.” Linley hurriedly asked, “Then when will the next Ancestral Baptism be?”

“The last one was twenty years ago. Thus, if you want to go undergo the Ancestral Baptism, you’ll need to wait eighty years.” Baruch said.

“Eighty years.” Linley wasn’t in a rush.

Ever since he had stayed five hundred years in the Amethyst Mountains, Linley no longer cared too much about the passage of time. A single session of meditation…after closing his eyes, eighty years might pass before he would open them again.

“Linley, in the future, you will be very powerful. Thus, your responsibilities will also be great. Our Four Divine Beasts clan is currently battling against those eight great clans. You will definitely become a powerful warlord for our clan. Thus…you need to work hard. Only in this way will you be able to survive in the dangerous battles of the future.” Baruch said solemnly.

And Linley nodded seriously as well.

In the eight great clans, seven were from other planes. They had moved their entire clans over, pursuing and attacking the Four Divine Beasts clan. One could imagine how deep their hatred was for the Four Divine Beasts clan. However, given the arrogance of the Four Divine Beasts clan, there was no way they could forever hide within the Skyrite Mountains.

The struggles and battles between them thus naturally happened all the time.

The warfare between the Four Divine Beasts clan and the eight great clans…as soon as Linley got involved, he would begin to experience a true rain of blood and storm of slaughter.

“I need to train hard.” Linley said to himself.

Indigo Prefecture, Skyrite Mountains. It was as calm and peaceful as ever. Perhaps the army of the Four Divine Beasts clan would be sent out to battle and war against the eight great clans, but Linley’s group who lived deep within the Skyrite Mountains knew nothing of these things.

The peaceful days spent in training passed very quickly. Sixty years soon passed.

On this day.

In the Skyrite Mountains. The gorge where Linley’s group was currently living. The many members of the Azure Dragon clan living here were either training or gathering together.

“Let’s go to the Yulan branch and tease those little fellows. Want to come?” In one corner of the gorge, six youths were gathered together, and one of them, a blue-haired man, laughed as he spoke.

“I’m not going.”

“I’m not going either.”

The other five men all shook their heads, and one of them even said, “Second Brother, don’t go cause trouble at the Yulan branch.”

“What’s wrong with you? How come all of you are so cowardly now. It’s just the Yulan branch. Their strongest members are just Gods. What are you afraid of?” The blue-haired man was rather unhappy.

“Second Brother, in the past, it was fine to cause problems for the Yulan branch, but what you don’t realize is that in the centuries you’ve been in seclusion, there have been changes in the Yulan branch.”

“What sort of changes?” The blue-haired man snickered. “Can it be that in just a few centuries, they’ve produced a Highgod? A few centuries ago, their entire branch only had twelve Gods. Aside from that Baruch who trains a bit faster, the others are all very slow. Can it be that Baruch has become a Highgod?”

“It’s not Baruch. Sixty years ago, another member of our clan returned and said that he was of the Yulan branch. The tribesmen all took him to be a God, but he was able to just stand there without moving and send Asru flying.”

The blue-haired youth couldn’t help but be stunned. “Did you say Asru?”

“Not just Asru. When we heard this from Asru, we didn’t believe it. So, we went with Elder Brother to make some trouble for him, but…even Elder Brother was easily defeated by that Linley.”

“Elder Brother?” The blue-haired man was now truly stunned. “My Elder Brother was defeated as well?”

“Right. Thus, Elder Brother is now meditating in seclusion.” Another one of the five spoke out.

Only now did the blue-haired man realize that this was the reason he hadn’t seen his Elder Brother this time upon concluding his training. He had thought that his Elder Brother had gone travelling. So in reality, he was in seclusion.

“This person truly is powerful?” The blue-haired man asked, puzzled. “What is his name?”

“From what the Yulan branch’s people say, he is named Linley!” Someone immediately said.

“Right. His name is Linley. Those Yulan branch members are now very smug. They even say…that if we want to struggle against the Yulan branch, then we should come and see if we can beat Linley. Unfortunately, all of the Highgods in our gorge who tested him were defeated.”

“Thus, in the past sixty years, nobody has dared to cause trouble for the Yulan branch again.”

After hearing the explanation from his friends, the blue-haired man finally understood.

This gorge was a place where very weak branches lived. Many branches had just a few Highgods, and the entire gorge, all combined, only had twenty or thirty Highgods. But Linley was able to defeat several of them.

Naturally, the other branches in the gorge would acknowledge the new status of the Yulan branch and not go humiliate them.

After all, if instead of humiliating them, they were themselves humiliated, that would truly be a loss of face.

Suddenly…

A surge of endless ripples descended from the heavens. That unique energy ripple caused the blue-haired man and the other five to be startled.

“The descent of the natural Laws?” The six men were greatly shocked.

This was the sign of a person becoming a Deity on their own.

The six immediately began to chat amongst themselves.

“Who made a breakthrough?”

“The descent of the natural Laws was centered on the Yulan branch. It was someone from their branch.”

“It’s probably that Saint, finally breaking through to become a Demigod. No need for all this commotion.” The blue-haired man snickered.

…………………

Currently, quite a few people were gathered outside Linley’s door, with only Delia and Bebe having run inside.

“What’s going on?” Baruch walked over and immediately asked.

Tarosse laughed. “Linley made a breakthrough.”

“He’s become a Highgod?” Baruch immediately asked through divine sense. Up till now, many of the other people in the Yulan branch viewed Linley as a Highgod, just one who was low-key and hid his aura.

“Not sure.” Tarosse shook his head. “He shouldn’t have. When Linley first arrived, he was still meditating on the fifth profound mystery of the Laws of the Earth.”

While they chatted amongst themselves, three figures emerged from within the room.

“He came out. Linley came out.” The Yulan branch’s clansmen were all very excited.

“Everyone, you can go back to your own places now. I just made a breakthrough in one of my divine clones, that’s all.” Linley laughed calmly. Seeing the group of clansmen present, especially the look of veneration with which they viewed him, Linley still felt quite happy.

After having arrived here, Linley naturally wouldn’t just watch as his clansmen were humiliated. Thus, on multiple occasions, he had shown his might, shocking the other branches.

These days, the Yulan branch no longer needed to endure humiliation. These other clansmen naturally felt gratitude towards Linley.

“Everyone can disperse now. Don’t stay here.” Baruch laughed as well.

Only now did the group of clansmen, chatting and laughing amongst themselves, depart. While doing so, they said amongst themselves, “Linley is so formidable. What clone do you think made the breakthrough?”

“Most likely, a divine Destruction clone.”

“It might be his divine Wind clone.”

Those other clansmen weren’t clear about Linley’s detailed situation. They weren’t even sure as to what type of Laws Linley was currently training in.

“Linley, what breakthrough did you make?” Cesar went up to him, greeting and asking him.

“Divine fire clone.” Linley laughed at himself. “Only now have I finally reached the God level in my divine fire clone. I truly am slow in training in fire.”

Cesar, Tarosse, and the others were immediately speechless. He had been training for less than a thousand years, but had reached the God level in earth, wind, and fire…and he was complaining that he was slow?

“How is your training in the Laws of the Earth progressing?” Tarosse asked.

“Still training in the fifth profound mystery. I’ve reached a bottleneck. I wonder if I’ll be able to completely master the ‘Profound Mysteries of Strength’ before the Ancestral Baptism.” Linley said.

Only a decade or two was left before the next Ancestral Baptism.

Ten or so years, to Deities, was a very short period of time. Linley’s original body accompanied Delia, while his three divine clones were completely absorbed in their training. But even after the day of the Ancestral Baptism was about to arrive, the ‘Profound Mysteries of Strength’ remained stuck at the bottleneck.

On this day, nearly eighty years had passed since Linley had arrived at the Skyrite Mountains.

In front of Linley’s residence. Baruch was walking over.

“Linley, tonight, the Ancestral Baptism is about to begin. I’ve already registered your name for it. Soon, you’ll most likely be led away by others to participate in the Ancestral Baptism. Make your preparations.”

“Understood.” Linley’s eyes couldn’t help but be filled with a look of anticipation.

The Ancestral Baptism. What exactly was it like?


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226 thoughts on “Book 17, Chapter 9” - NO SPOILERS

    1. What do you mean? The mobile background? Yeah, we’re just changing it to a simple color for now, will figure out something more permanent later 🙂

  1. I’m still waiting for a chapter where Linley comes up with new techniques to use his other earth laws and fire laws.

    Technique is important and i love to see Linley brainstorming on different fusions and ways to use different laws in combat.

    Anyone know if that is coming up right after the ritual?

  2. Linley will become a Paragon and then Sovereign
    He will restore the Four Divine Beast Clan
    Lord Beirut is the Lord Prefect of Indigo Prefecture
    Lord Beirut is also a Sovereign and a Paragon
    In the end Linley’s 4 elemental clones will reach Paragon level while his original body will become a Sovereign

      1. It doesn’t seem to be a spoiler, but its pretty obvious MC will reach Sovereign level sooner or later – so I’d say last sentence makes some sense atleast.

        Hmm, Beirut could very well be Prefect of Indigo prefecture, never thought of that – would also explain why other clans listen to him, since opposing him implies having to fight with the Sovereign he works for as well 😛

        1. nah, not gonna happen like that, linley isnt fusing profound mysteries anymore, so he will have a very hard time fusing the ones he hast fused yet.
          he is not going to be a paragon cause that would make him too OP.

          1. I was wondering why you’d replied to me, then realized my mistake – I was actually thinking of the latter part of the sentence (about him becoming Sovereign) and forgot about the Paragon mention.

            Yeah, considering MC is dumb enough to fully learn Strength and not fuse it at all; doubtful he will become a paragon 🙁

    1. Haha….Beirut is maybe…possibly a paragon….but he isn’t a sovereign besides you can only be a sovereign or a paragon just like you can only be a god or a highgod Beirut can’t be a sovereign and a paragon since paragon are highgods…….and there is also the thing about him being a sovereign emissary……..we already new that Beirut was an asura of the indigo perfecture

      1. Paragon = fused all laws of an element
        Sovereign = rank above Highgod, probably only possible thru fusing a Sov spark (since there are limited spots, only 7 Sovs of each element iirc)

        Why can’t someone be a paragon Sov, fusing all laws *and* ascending to Sovereign rank?

        Also, Beirut is almost certainly not a Paragon, remember his comments when advising Linley to fuse laws early on – which he’s forgotten now I guess, going after Strength without fusing it 😛

        1. Linley decided to forge ahead since he needed the soul power of a highgod to be able to better protect himself and his loved ones. He weighed the pros and cons and decided that the extra time investment from having to fuse the laws after fully mastering them was worth it for the higher soul power he would obtain to be able to protect.

        2. Can’t fuse laws……you mean mysteries of a law……..only a soul like Oliver can fuse 2 laws……and no one has ever heard of anything higher…..it all depends on whether you have a mutated soul or not……also there are different types of sovereign : earth, water, destruction……and finally paragon are the strongest beings after the sovereign they are still highgods.
          As for Beirut…..you’re right I had completely forgotten about that…..good memory! thanks

          1. paragons is a level BELOW Sovereign

            He is the ranking from weakest to strongest

            Saints
            Deity/Demigod
            God/Fullgod
            Highgod (7* fiend>Asura/Commander>Paragon)
            Sovereign
            Overgod (unobtainable)

      2. By someone becoming a paragon and a sovereign I mean each clone will reach said level
        Linley already has 3 clones and soon to be 4
        and not to mention his soul is that of a sword which is affinity to edict of destruction

        one becomes a paragon by fusing all profound mysteries of an element. If simply understanding it, then they will only reach Highgod
        A clone (an element) has the potential to reach paragon by fusing all profound mysteries

        1. And my argument is that to be a sovereign you have to be a paragon either by fusing the with a sovereign spark or by somehow becoming a sovereign on you own when there’s a place available……Just like to be a god a demigod has to learn half the mysteries so you can’t be a god without learning half the mysteries and you can’t be a sovereign without fusing all the mysteries

      1. Beirut staying in Yulan continent is one of his clone probably a paragon clone

        The Sovereign backing him up is actually himself

        Note* these are all my assumptions. they are not facts

  3. Wait a sec…. if 10,000 years ago was when the Sovereigns died and they regrouped to the Infernal Plane…. then why did Baruch only leave the Yulan Continent 6,000 years ago?

    1. More appropriate question would be: How/why then was the Baruch clan (along with Armand/Undying, Prey/Tigerstripe, Hyde/Violetflame) established in the Yulan Plane when, 4000 years prior, the Four Divine Beast Clans had regrouped in the Infernal Plane? — May explain a lot (e.g. something calling Linley in the Necropolis of the Gods, Coiling Dragon Ring, Beirut).

      Also, on a side note, it would be satisfying if Linley gave highgod sparks to some of the more untalented members of his Yulan branch… didn’t he+Bebe amass a lot during their adventures?

      1. Coiling dragon ring was most likely the azure dragon sovereign’s ring and someone like Beirut; an emissary for one of the sovereigns who killed the four divine beast clans’ sovereigns will recognise the ring and s**t will hit the fan…….but that’ll probably happen once Linley becomes a highgod.

    2. well… how did baruch arrive in the yulan plane? he wasn’t even alive 10000 years ago…
      i would say that the retreat order needed some time to spread in the various planes. for deities 4000 years isn’t much.
      but the strange thing is that it seems the yulan branch was CREATED after the order.

      1. Considering sovereigns was invovled in killing leader of the 4 divine beast clan, i doubt that it took that long.
        Kinda urgent retreat when you have sovereigns + 8 clan attacking you.
        If they wern’t under extinction, then that would be true.

    3. Perhaps a divine clone of the sovereign could escape before the azure dragon sovereign died and he retreated to the yulan plan. That would explain how the coiling dragon ring came to the yulan plan and if Baruch is the son of a divine clone of the sovereign it would explain why he has such a pure bloodline.

  4. Well, that’s what I call a powerful clan. xD

    So it turns out there has been a Water Sovereign after all. I like being skeptical about these things, but of course I have no problem acknowledging when I’m wrong (not that I believed strongly either way, but anyway). The previous chapter clears up a bunch of things, but more importantly it gives many hints. Beirut’s connection to the 4DB clan is in particular fleshed out. So here are my guesses:

    1. About the Necropolis and Sovereign sparks

    First of all, we know that the 4DB clan has powerful allies in the Indigo Prefecture / Bloodridge Continent. There’s a good chance Beirut is one of them. And if Beirut supports them, then it’s not much of a stretch to assume so does the Sovereign he acts on behalf of. In other words, the Necropolis’ existence, connected to the 4DB clan, should be made in their benefit.

    Once the above connections are made, I come up with the following hypothesis: the Necropolis is a mechanism they use to select the inheritors of their Sovereign sparks, hoping one day the 4DB clan’s descendants will be able to succeed them. Beirut’s Sovereign is the backer of this, acting as a somewhat neutral party / mediator in this “game”, preventing other Sovereign’s from getting too greedy and attacking. If the sparks were delivered to the 4DB clan, after all, how would they possibly keep them?

    As for the location of the Necropolis, that itself is ingenuous. After all, if it is located in a material plane, how could a Sovereign forcefully take it? Answer is most likely, he could not, lest the whole plane be destroyed. So it works as a veiled threat like this: play nice and maybe you can get the sparks; don’t play nice and they’re gone forever.

    2. About the Ancestors’ deaths

    Given Baruch’s pure bloodline, it’s suspicious whether the ancestors really died 11.000 years ago. For instance, couldn’t only his Sovereign Water clone have been destroyed, while himself fled? If he truly did not die, then he could have fathered Baruch 5.000 years later. This also explains why the Coiling Dragon Ring (likely his possession) ended up in Baruch’s estate.

    3. The war 11.000 years ago

    One possibility is once information about the sparks came about (whether the Necropolis announced or not), many peak Highgods came to content for the sparks. Naturally, many of them were arrogant and demanded the sparks be handed over, disregarding the rules. War broke out and everyone knows the result. Maybe some of them didn’t join the fight and actually entered the Necropolis afterwards (likely only to die inside). I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess Bluefire was among the people who came down then and somehow misbehaved.

    Another possibility is, given point number 2 above, many experts may have come down chasing the ancestors seeking to exterminate them and their descendants in the Yulan plane (if any).

    1. I’m on board with your first hypothesis…..but a sovereign spark is too precious…….there is something missing don’t know what……but I feel your the right track.

      Once you become a sovereign I doubt you have other clones……it’s probably SOOOO hard to become a sovereign that only 1 clone becomes one……Linley might be the first to have more than 1……….also it’s possible that the other bodies fuse or get destroyed when the laws descend to become a sovereign.

    2. powerful allies in the Indigo Prefecture / Bloodridge Continent. There’s a good chance Beirut is one of them.

      In an earlier chapter, there’s a mention of famous Infernal realm experts like ‘Atkins of the Rosebud continent and Beirut of the Bloodridge continent’ so we already know the continent is the same. Considering he is also babysitting NotG and controlling access to it, his Sovereign should definitely be supporting 4DBC in some way 🙂

      the Necropolis is a mechanism they use to select the inheritors of their Sovereign sparks

      Interesting conjecture, I think there’s been a lot of foreshadowing that 18th level of NotG has a Sovereign spark 😛 It could very well be that the sparks are from now-dead 4DBC Sovereigns.

      couldn’t only his Sovereign Water clone have been destroyed, while himself fled?

      I disagree, wouldn’t the clones have got back to the clan in that case? Unless they’re incognito due to danger of everyone wanting to kill off an ex-Sovereign, but the existence of CDR makes it very unlikely – why would ex-Sov leave it in Yulan plane if he was still alive?

      Personally I’m guessing there was some kind of powerful Sovereign-level soul poison etc. that caused the clones to weaken until they died … which would give them some time to hide the CDR and start a clan before dying.

      I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess Bluefire was among the people who came down then and somehow misbehaved

      Bluefire used up all his Earth clone’s power to bring back his home continent in Yulan plane that had been destroyed – pretty sure he wasn’t among the invaders. In fact, considering that he’s probably been stuck in Gebados for ages, he should be imprisoned more than 10k years ago.

      1. “Bluefire used up all his Earth clone’s power to bring back his home continent in Yulan plane”

        Well, you got me there, haha. I wonder where his friendship with Beirut comes from, though.

        Yeah, your idea about soul poisoning is pretty good. Point is, regardless of the mechanism, the ancestor made his way to the Yulan plane. Alternatively, could be one of his direct children just as well.

        1. That explains a bit. A sovereign who survived by fleeing after losing his sovereign clone is plausible. Staying hidden and breeding descendants in secret.

        2. Beirut liked his style. the guy is one of the 5 (6) most powerful individuals of all time on the plane, and he is polite, gives proper face, and most importantly, is nice and flatters his grandchild.

          i mean, the guy is an immortal badass, but come on, all grandparents are weak to getting their grandchildren flattered.

          1. one of the 5 (6) most powerful individuals of all time on the plane

            Who’re the others? I don’t know if you’re counting visitors like Bloodviolet Fiend and (potentially) some 4DBC experts, but other than Beirut I can’t think of any native who is remotely close to Bluefire in power.

            Possibly, you are implying
            5 -> Beirut + 4 Kings of Gebados
            (6) -> eventual addition of Linley with MC powerups

            but I could be mistaken 😛

        3. I wonder where his friendship with Beirut comes from

          Beirut has been around in Yulan plane for millions of years iirc, not just the last 10,000 years or so … he should have known Bluefire before his exile to Gebados. They also just appear to be on good terms, not really friends as such.

          Considering that Beirut appreciates geniuses (from his comments about Linley) and the importance of fusing mysteries, he should have a good opinion of Bluefire’s talent & hard work. As Iba pointed out, Leylin also has good manners and is helpful which is another plus 🙂

          1. Why are u only counting gebados. The kings are powerful but we don’t really know how to compare them to the Asura and powerful people now, like phurso, and reisgem and mosi

          2. Indeed, maybe saying they are friends is a bit of an exaggeration, but at the same time Beirut did choose to open the Necropolis just for him, which evidently is special treatment.


    3. Once the above connections are made, I come up with the following hypothesis: the Necropolis is a mechanism they use to select the inheritors of their Sovereign sparks, hoping one day the 4DB clan’s descendants will be able to succeed them. Beirut’s Sovereign is the backer of this, acting as a somewhat neutral party / mediator in this “game”, preventing other Sovereign’s from getting too greedy and attacking. If the sparks were delivered to the 4DB clan, after all, how would they possibly keep them?

      Agree that Sovereign’s sparks are in NotG, which is why NotG has designs of the 4 divine beast.
      but being delivered to the 4DB clan, i doubt.

      Beirut brought Bluefire personally to NotG, which in a way is the same as giving him the sovereign spark, I think the fire one since Bluefire is best in fire.

      If NotG is for 4DB, why personally bring someone in?

      1. “Beirut brought Bluefire personally to NotG, which in a way is the same as giving him the sovereign spark”

        It’s not the same as giving him. If you remember how the Necropolis works, the higher the reward, the higher the difficulty. For instance, Linley did get his Demigod sparks when he went in there, but (somewhat contradictorily) he essentially had to overcome a challenge even Prime Saints could not overcome. So, if you want to get a Sovereign spark, I wouldn’t dare say even a Paragon would get it for sure.

        “If NotG is for 4DB, why personally bring someone in?”

        Because of the aspect of neutrality I was talking about in my OP. Those are the rules of the game. If the Sovereign sparks were already promised to the 4DB clan, then there’s no reason for other Sovereigns/clans to play nice and not go attack them.

    4. Your hypothesis are pretty nice and they make sense good job

      But anyone else realize that the sovereigns that died we’re
      Water(azure dragon)
      Earth(undying warriors)
      Fire(vermilion bird)
      Wind ( tiger guys who’s name I can’t remember)

      And that happens to be all the elemantal laws likely train in….

  5. thanks Ren..

    i swear, if i had some free time, i would love to go back 3-4 chapters and copy/paste every sentence where IET says “Yulan brunch is the weakest brunch”…. it would accumulate into a single chapter….
    the guy just loves to repeat things endlessly, so annoying…i would rather prefer a shorter chapter than longer with annoying repetitions…
    i hope things start to pick from the next chapter….

  6. Funny that Linley has affinity for all major 4 elements (Wind, Earth, Fire and Water), does this meant some of his ancestors are from Black Tortoise, Vermillion Phoenix and White Tiger (the only clan that didn’t appear during Yulan Continent storyline, and since evil church loves using 4 supreme warriors descendent bodies as sacrifice, and Linley affinity for wind was strong to begin with, it is possible his mum was White Tiger clan descendent?). I think his original body is more partial toward Laws of Destruction due to sword shape soul, right?

    1. damn im waiting for the destruction, why would he have an affinity for it, if IET will not let him train in it, but i was surprised about the babtism with the addition of water and given linleys inborn talent his water clone might end up being his strongest clone but i still think he would favor his earth clone, not to mention when hopfully he get destruction he will have 6 body including his original which he will keep to help train his other bodys especially fire and destruction. my god linley will be a monster with 5 highgod clones 3 of which will be an asura or paragon the water clone will probably be the new sovereign. linley will be the most op MC i have ever seen

    2. I don’t think the religions know anything about the truth behind the supreme warriors.

      rather, if they did, they would have used the supreme warrior as breeding for more angels instead of just making them into angels as per plan of barker brothers

    3. I don’t think that makes that much sense. According to ur theory then since Linley is good at earth then does that mean he is a descent of the black tortoise clan. Not to mention his dragon is of the water element yet why wouldn’t he have strong talent for the water element, true he didn’t undergo the baptism but since he is a part of the azure dragon clan he should have more talent than in other elements. I don’t think it’s coincidental that the author give him clone of each of the elements

  7. Called it (2/3 chappies ago).
    Ancestral Baptism for AD Clan leads to water affinity. Since the clan members are talking about his destruction clone and it was brought up a long time ago (referenced more than once), I wonder how it’ll be till we see Linley bust out Earth Wind Fire Water Destruction plus Dragon body.

  8. Red Ranger has leveled up to God; Yellow & White Rangers are already there. Soon he should get Blue Ranger as well, only Black left to go! 😀

    Hmm, considering he is the MC, wonder if Linley will ever get a chance to undergo baptism of the other clans and get more powerups 😉

  9. What am I missing in the story that sharing experiences and tips, with close allies, on cultivating is discouraged?
    Obviously silence is golden and each person’s path will differ but damn its like every practitioner has to recreate the wheel. I would be trying to gain any glimmers of insight from O’brian and give Delia some point of reference in how air can be fused.

      1. It’s not impossible for a spark user to fuse laws it’s just highly improbable due to the time taken and the fact that if they needed to use a spark in the first place their talent is probably low meaning getting started on fusing is even harder.

  10. Thanks for the chapters.

    Wait, so Baptism–> turns them into divine beast with their divine abilities…..

    Theory time:
    Under normal situation, a divine beast making babies would lead to lower blood, such as God Eater Rat (deity)+ (unknown)= Violet-Gold Rat Kings (saints) . Violet-Gold Rats (saints)+ unknown= 9th rank rats.
    With regression back to divine beast level being extremely rare.
    Similar situation with Dylin’s race as well.

    1) So this means Baptism has the ability control the regression back to divine beast bloodline level (even if the blood isn’t as pure)….

    2) 99% certainty that the Sovereign sparks are in NotG. If Beirut has access to NotG, then he has access to the spark. If he has access to spark, what about the body of the 4 Divine Beast as well?

    3) Beirut always wanted to find a 2nd God Eater Rat.

    4) Elder that made the Baruch clan, of the Yulan Plane is unknown. Said Clan was made 4.5k years after the the Whole 4 Divine Plane Recall.

    5) Baruch himself has high blood levels similar to 2nd generation members

    6) 1+2+3: What are the chances he experimented with bodies of the 4 Divine Beast to learn about Baptism to artificially create a 2nd God Eater Rat?

    7) 4+6: In those experimentation, Beirut created the 4 Supreme Warriors by accident.

    8) If the Supreme Warrior were based on the bodies of actually 4 Divine Beast, it would explain why Baruch high blood density similar to 2nd generation, as the 4 Divine Beast Sovereigns were directly related.

    1. You were talking about cloning using the original’s cell.
      While cloning will result with a clone with the same DNA (the RNA will be different, because it’s not part of the original but of the cell that was inserted, I think), I still think it’s a long shot. Novels like this usually comes out with clones with completely similar atributes, which means Baruch should be a Divine Beast (Azure Dragon) and not some human with dragonforming ability.

      1. Is that what baptism is for, to become the divine beast and change ones race?

        This is a fantasy novel, why would Do a be involved?

        Beside, clone as you think involves putting a cell’ DNA inti the embryo of another. Embryo of a human in this case?

        Besides, read point 7 again. Goal for Beirut would be to learn about Baptism. Clone of anu sort would be by accident, this not complete clone

    2. 1) isn’t exactly true, baptism seems to give a massive boost to water affinity and directly levels up the knowledge to deity level (could just be imprinting complete knowledge of Essence of Water into their souls or something). Bloodline won’t actually become ‘purer’, else it would never get diluted so long as parents got baptized before having children.

      2) is unlikely, body of the Sovereigns is certainly not in Yulan plane, nor in whatever plane is NotG (unless its water divine plane) because a normal plane would get destroyed if a Sovereign tried to visit.

      6) is impossible, Beirut didn’t know about Bebe for quite some time after he was born. If he’d somehow manipulated his dad & mom making a kid so that Bebe was a divine beast, then it would be trivial to also keep track of them and deal with pests like Dillon.

      7) Why would they even be human in that case? Beirut would’ve made test tube babies based on the original, which were *beasts*

      1. 1) didn’t say baptism purifify the blood (as there still blood density difference between people(
        Besides baptism does seem to change the person race of sort since they can now transform into dragons and have divine abilities
        2) I said body, not alive sovereign. If sovereign sparks can exist in material plane, why not the corpse?
        After all, what makes the planes go boom is the divine power sovereign have, but if sovereign is dead, why would the body emit divine power that would make plane go boom
        6) key word was experimented. Did not say succeeded. Bebe was a random happy incident for him that he was not involved. As if you were working hard for something, but goal naturally happen instead.
        7) cause goal isn’t to clone the divine beast but to learn about Baptism? Most likely babe’s came out of the flesh he was playing with?
        Besides, 2nd and 3rd generation from the sound of it seem similar to Baruch. Maybe just anything that comes from the sovereign comes out as hunan that can dragonform?

      1. And I was hoping you forget about that and goes on translating the third chapter. XD
        Ah, well, thanks for the confirmation, but my fingers are still locked on that F5, if only to know when ATG’s released today. 🙂

  11. thanks ren and donor for the chapter
    cliffhanger… Ancestral Baptism is finally here
    Tomorrow morning is the time to know Linley is first generation blood type

    1. I’m predicting on a new mutation type: Linley turns into a new dragon type, one with the body of Razorback Wyrm but the coloration is gold or gold azure. And the power is comparable with the Azure Dragon.
      Too bad we’ll have to wait 12 hours+ to know the result of the baptism.

      1. And that golden sovereign blood makes him comparable to with the Azure Dragon, yes I haven’t forgotten. The problems is RWX has stated that nobody besides the Azure Dragon himself has first generation purity in the first comment page.
        Hence I propose for a Gold Dragon Linley, different but comparable with the Azure Dragon.

        1. Yes im hoping something like that, but linely got his dragonforming by drank saint dragon’s blood. isn’t that mean he is not that pure hehe.. new here, please go easy on me my english is bad please forgive if im wrong guys. #SalutefromIndonesia

          BTW thank you so much Author, Ren and the donors.. #grateful

          1. No need to apology in trying to communicate, fellow Indonesian, and welcome to the community.

  12. “Since born, he had high elemental affinity for ‘earth’ and ‘wind’, and he was also able to somewhat use ‘fire’. But now, he would also have ‘water’.”

    Should be:

    Since birth he had high elemental affinity for ‘earth’ and ‘wind’, and he was also able to somewhat use ‘fire’. But now, he would also be able to use ‘water’.”

  13. Remember how linley felt something calling him in The Necropolis of the Gods and the four huge statues of the Divine Beast clan around it and beirut is the gatekeeper for the necropolis

  14. What I mentioned above AREN’T spoilers
    They are what I think will happen or are

    We all know it is Linley who will reclaim the lost glory for the 4 Divine Beast
    and how will he do that? By becoming a Sovereign of course

    1. apparently having a highranked commander is enough to put you equal to the clan, so if he becomes one, they would regain some of the status and about double in influence, maybe being strong enough to take out one of the attacking clans

  15. Here’s hoping he stops from completing the vitality mystery completely and fuses the others and starts fusing vitality before completing it as as a God he will hve an easier time fusing than as a high god.

  16. I love how the CD ring was found in the ansestral home of the Baruch clan, which so happens to be of pure Lineage and so happens to contain 3 drops of water type sovereign’s might. I wonder if Baruch himself knew that wooden thing was stashed away in his own furniture?

  17. Thank you for translating Ren!

    Theory: what if the coiling dragon ring was actually the sovereign object of the Azure Dragon Sovereign?! That sovereign is the sovereign of water and the coiling dragon ring had 3 drops of sovereigns water might. Also, this sovereign said the ring couldn’t protect him and the Azure Dragon sovereign died only 10,000 years ago. Doehring Cowart found the ring 5 thousand years ago and it didn’t protect him. BUT it protects Linley because maybe the ring recognizes that Linley is a descendant of his previous master and it somewhat acknowledges him.

    Also, when are people gonna realize that he has the blood violet sword? Linley should develop more in his wind clone too. People are gonna pee their pants thinking Linley killed the blood violet fiend or something,

    1. why coiling dragon ring didnt protect doehring cowart was because he was saint and he most prolly died to physical attack. coiling dragon ring is a soul protecting artifact useful only to gods who dont have physical body.

  18. These days, the Yulan branch no longer accepted being humiliated.

    Something is wrong with this sentence… Could use some slight rewording, maybe? 😛

    I just made a breakthrough in one of my divine clone’s

    ‘Clones’, i think. There is no need for apostrophe.

    Those other clansmen weren’t clear about Linley’s details.

    Could use some rewording ~~ 😀

  19. i wonder how linley would reach high god level in laws of earth — by perfecting all 6 profound mysteries, or by fusing 4 profound mysteries. although im almost certain he’ll do that by fusing 4 profound mysteries, i just dont know how he’ll do that, if he’s perfecting profound mystery of strength without even beginning to fuse it with other 3. i mean they said that it gets exponentially difficult to fuse a mystery with others, if it has been perfected.

    1. To be a highgod you have to master all the profound mysteries. Fusing them is optional. 🙂 So, he has to master all of them. Hopefully he can fuse 4 by the time he reach highgod. 😀

  20. Thanks for the chapter. 🙂

    Just wondering. The image on those “videos” that Linley watched about sovereign, were all just faces of them. Then I just remembered that a face appeared when he left Gem-Gem’s cave. And that “face” said he owed a the ancestors of the 4 divine clan a favor. Maybe that face is also a sovereign. I mean it was clearly petting a commander level beast.

    Not that it is really relevant, just thought of it earlier. 🙂

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