Book 19, Chapter 17

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Book 19, Metamorphosis – Chapter 17, Hemmers

“His material attack is actually this powerful!” Linley felt stunned in his heart. “Even the former Redcliff Lord’s material attack wasn’t as monstrous as this. An attack passing through empty space is actually able to penetrate my body.” Linley was very confident in the defense of his Dragonform, but today, this punch had stunned him!

That man’s eyes were filled with rage, and his messy golden hair began to tremble.

“You dare to injure me, Hemmers? Die!” A deep voice echoed in Linley’s mind, and the golden-haired man’s right leg lashed out…

That thick right leg was flowing with a golden yellow light. As it lashed out, it created ripples in space, as though it were moving through water. The power of this kick was so great that even before it reached Linley, Linley already had a bad feeling. “Given the power of that fist, which didn’t even directly hit me, just passed through the air…if I’m hit by this kick…”

Linley didn’t dare to hesitate.

“Blackstone Space – Repulsive Force!” Linley willed it, and a powerful repulsive force was applied to the terrifyingly powerful body of that ‘Hemmers’.

At the same time, with a ‘whap!’ sound, Linley’s whip-like draconic tail slapped the ground hard, borrowing the counterforce to retreat hurriedly!

“Bang!” This kick of Hemmers missed.

“BOOM!” Although it missed, a surge of golden ripples still shot out from his leg, shooting towards Linley. This material attack was simply too fast! It wasn’t bound by the Blackstone Space, and its speed vastly outstripped Linley’s fleeing speed. However, live and learn; after having suffered last time, Linley was prepared this time.

Linley’s godspark sword, ‘Mirage’, unhurriedly swung out to meet it.

It seemed to move slowly but was actually fast. The flat of Mirage struck directly against the golden yellow ripple.

“BANG!” A powerful collision. Mirage was knocked backwards, slapping against Linley’s body, while Linley’s sword-wielding right arm actually had its draconic scales shatter and blood leak through.

“Swoosh!”

Linley once more borrowed the counterforce to retreat.

“What a monster!” Linley cursed in his heart. “The power of kick, when passing through a godspark weapon, is capable of shattering my draconic scales. So in the planes of the universe, there is someone besides Beirut who is so monstrous!” Previously, Linley had seen Beirut use his bare hands to stop a Sovereign artifact.

One could imagine how much strength that took. But it seemed as though this golden-haired man was about the same.

The distant Bebe’s eyes instantly grew wide and round. Not hesitating at all, he transformed into a blur, shooting towards the golden-haired warrior while sending mentally in a frantic voice, “Boss, hurry and flee, I’ll block him!”

“Bebe, don’t waste time, let’s hurry up and leave! You won’t be able to block him.” Linley hurriedly sent back.

At the same time, Linley increased his fleeing speed. Bebe had no choice but to follow Linley in fleeing.

“You want to escape?!”

The golden-haired man stared furiously at the two fleeing figures, then violently stomped forward. “BANG!” “BANG!” Every single step was like a meteor striking the ground, and the golden-haired man’s speed thus reached his limit as he pursued and attacked towards the fleeing Linley and Bebe.

“Boss, that big fellow is in pursuit!” Bebe called out in alarm.

“He’s actually this fast.” Linley glanced backwards. Originally, when the golden-haired man had been in pursuit of the Deathgod Golem, he hadn’t been this fast. Clearly…this person called ‘Hemmers’ was utterly enraged now.

“It’s fine. Once he enters my Blackstone Space, he won’t be able to catch up to us.” Linley said with certainty.

Indeed!

As soon as the golden-haired man entered the ‘Blackstone Space’ region, he sensed a powerful repulsive force. Speed was never his forte to begin with, and although when going all out, he could compare to Linley and Bebe, as soon as he entered the Blackstone Space region, he became vastly inferior to Linley and Bebe.

Linley and Bebe were fleeing in front, hurriedly pulling away.

This caused the golden-haired man to once more escape the ‘Blackstone Space’, and as soon as he did, his speed increased again, allowing him to close in on them once more.

In short…the two sides maintained a distance of roughly five hundred meters.

“Boss, that big fellow keeps chasing us. What should we do?” Bebe said frantically. “Can it be that we will have to use Sovereign’s Might?”

“Not for now.”

Linley didn’t want to waste a drop of Sovereign’s Might. The situation wasn’t critical yet.

“Bebe, within a few hundred meters, this Hemmers is able to clearly see us. How about this. We will immediately enter the ground and tunnel downwards. He won’t be able to see us, and will probably find it hard to find us.” Linley sent mentally. Unless the situation was life-threatening, Linley wouldn’t easily use up his Sovereign’s Might.

“Enter the ground? Fine.” Bebe agreed.

“The two of you, don’t even think of escaping!” The angry bellows continued to echo and shake the world.

“This big idiot. Isn’t he afraid of attracting attention, by bellowing like this?” Bebe couldn’t help but sent angrily.

“Bebe, I imagine this Hemmers really isn’t afraid of others coming. He didn’t even fear your ‘Godeater’ ability. He should have a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact. And look at his material defense! This is absolutely an opponent who has no weaknesses. His only weakness, actually, is that he has no long distance attacks and no soul attacks. Enough, let’s go underground!”

Linley and Bebe, in virtually the same instant, with a ‘swoosh’ dove underground.

“Hmph, fleeing underground?” The yellow-haired man let out a cold laugh.

And then…

The yellow-haired man lifted up his thick leg, viciously stamping on the ground. With a thunderous sound, the ground trembled and a ray of golden light rippled out from his leg and entered the ground, spreading outwards in every direction.

“Over there!” The burly golden-haired man’s eyes lit up.

He moved towards the left in hot pursuit, then lifted his feet up once again and viciously stomped on the ground. That golden light once more entered the ground and rippled out.

Although by fleeing underground, one couldn’t be seen, in terms of fleeing speed, the blocking dirt naturally made it slower than fleeing aboveground.

“What sort of weird technique is this?” Bebe could clearly sense how the golden energy ripples were like ripples of water, with each ripple landing on himself and Linley. However, the energy of these ripples didn’t possess much power to harm.

“BANG!”

A violent tremor came from above.

“This fellow knows where we are.” Linley said frantically. “There’s no way to escape his pursuit from underground.”

“Boss, what should we do?” Bebe said frantically.

“There’s one final option! If this method doesn’t work, then we’ll just have to use up our Sovereign’s Might.”

Right at this moment, a powerful golden ripple shot downwards, charging straight through the obstructing dirt.

“Not good.” Linley’s face changed.

“BANG!” Bebe viciously threw a punch straight towards it.

“Bebe, are you alright?” Linley was rather nervous.

“I’m fine. This attack was pretty strong though; my fist feels numb. But I’m not injured.” Bebe sent back. Linley, hearing this, let out a sigh of relief, and then a sigh of praise; Bebe’s defense really was terrifying, comparable to or exceeding the hardness of a godspark weapon.

Bebe, upon reaching the Highgod level, had only been injured by the Abyssal Fruit Tree Sovereign. Others weren’t even able to scratch Bebe’s skin.

Unfortunately, Bebe’s attack power was too weak, inferior to even Linley’s. It was only because of his innate divine ability that he was able to threaten commander-level experts.

“Bebe…let’s go aboveground together!” Linley said hurriedly.

That expert named Hemmers clearly had a method to determine where they were. If they were underground, they would be moving slowly and would be beaten around like punching bags. Linley and Bebe immediately transformed into rays of light, quickly emerging from underground.

“Haha, you finally came out.”

Loud laughter rang out, and the golden-haired man drew closer.

“So close!” Upon leaving the ground, Linley and Bebe discovered that this golden haired man was less than a hundred meters away now. Linley was so startled, he immediately set up his Blackstone Space, once more repulsing the golden-haired man. By relying on his speed, he was once more able to pull away.

“Bastard! This damn thing again. Just like Reisgem…how damn annoying!” The golden-haired man howled furiously.

He was currently filled with rage.

In the Blackstone Space, he wasn’t able to draw near Linley at all.

Right at this moment…

“Eh?” The golden-haired man stared.

Linley, while running at full speed, suddenly turned to stare at him. At the same time, an enormous, sinuous, coiled illusion of an Azure Dragon suddenly appeared behind Linley. The Azure Dragon Phantom’s golden eyes were staring coldly at the muscular ‘Hemmers’, while at the same time, the sound of a dragon’s roar began to ring out in Hemmers’ mind.

Innate divine ability – Dragon Roar!

Time drastically slowed down in the region Hemmers’ soul was in.

“Uh…” Hemmers was stunned. Within his field of vision, he watched as Linley and Bebe seemed to suddenly move tens of time faster, and with a ‘swish’ disappeared from his field of vision. But of course, it wasn’t that Linley and Bebe actually moved faster; it was that Hemmers himself had slowed down by tens of times.

The effect of the Dragon Roar had finally brought an end to this pursuit.

“Dragon Roar? The Dragon Roar of the Azure Dragon clan? What terrible luck.” Hemmers rubbed his big nose. “Still, I really am too slow. Given the repulsive force of the Gravitational Space of that kid of the Azure Dragon clan, even if I used Sovereign’s Might, I would only be able to barely maintain parity with him while under the effects of that repulsive force.”

Hemmers couldn’t help but shake his head.

In pure fleeing speed, Linley and Hemmers were roughly the same, and when going all out, Hemmers actually held the advantage.

But by relying on the Blackstone Space, Linley made it so that even if Hemmers used Sovereign’s Might, the two would still roughly be on par.

“Still, speed was never my forte. There’s nothing I can do!” Hemmers shook his head. “The best thing for me to do is to beg a Sovereign to create a long-distance Sovereign weapon for me. For example, something like a javelin…and by then, given my attack power, who would be able to block it? This is my third time participating in the Planar Wars. Altogether, I’m still missing three commander badges…I have to work hard and see, after the conclusion of this Planar War, if I’ll be able to come up with enough military merits.”

Hemmers shook his head, leaving with large strides.

“HEY!” Hemmers shouted towards the distance while leaving. “You people, stop watching over there! If you have the ability to do so, come closer to me!”

“Hemmers, looks like you failed again, haha…”

A loud laugh rang out from afar, and then the laughter faded away.

“A group of cowards.” Hemmers snorted, then left.

In the distance, three people were together. Two male youths, along with a violet-haired, violet-robed girl. The violet-robed girl laughed softly. “Hey, did the two of you see that? There was someone who was so foolish and hotheaded as to go offend that fellow Hemmers. Don’t they know…that Hemmers is one of the top-ranked experts of the entire Divine Earth Plane?”

“Most likely, those two aren’t familiar with the various commanders yet.” One of the three, a black-horned, silver-haired youth, laughed calmly.

“But those two aren’t weak either; they were able to battle Hemmers without dying. Unfortunately, we came too late and weren’t able to find out where the two ran off to.” The other male youth of the three, a person with dazzling golden hair and strange silver-white eyes, said. “Let’s go. Let’s leave this place. If Hemmers makes trouble for us, that will be a pain in the neck.”

The three immediately slipped away.

Amidst the grass, Linley and Bebe were lying down and resting.

“Boss, where did that freak come from? Your full-force sword blow was only able to barely pierce his skin. And his punches! They went straight through your body.” Bebe sent mentally.

“And that’s because my body is very strong.” Linley said with a self-mocking laugh. “Bebe, you don’t know this, but when that punch pierced through my chest, a strange, rippling power seemed to shake my entire body. Fortunately…my Dragonformed body is far tougher than a Deathgod Golem. Otherwise, I would have ended up the same way, just like the Deathgod Golem; my entire body would have collapsed.”

When Linley had seen that, he had felt shocked.

“Alas. Boss, although there are quite a few commanders we can deal with here in the Planar Wars, there’s also a good number we can’t. We weren’t so bad off this time; this one was weak in speed. But if next time, we really slam into a metal wall, that would be terrible.” Bebe said with a frown.


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50 thoughts on “Book 19, Chapter 17” - NO SPOILERS

  1. “But those two aren’t weak either; they were able to battle Hemmers without dying. Unfortunately, we can’t too late and weren’t able to find out where the two ran off to.”
    can’t –> came

  2. Unfortunately, we can’t too late and weren’t able to find out where the two ran off to.

    Ren if u replace ‘can’t’ with ‘were or came’ then it’ll make more sense.

  3. Hmm, maybe entering the Planar Wars while only having the battle power of a low leveled Asura is a bad idea. Who knew?

    Your friends and family are dead, get over it. You are immortal, all you have is time and you’ll make more.

    Now queue the Lion King’s Circle of Life or some such.

    1. On second thought, Linley keeps saying how much he cares about his friends and family. But what about his you know actual ‘living’ family. How much is he worrying Delia with this stunt? Or how about those kids he didn’t raise, who he’s hardly spent time with, or his brother, or his grandchildren he’s seen once?!

      He sees them for the first time in a thousand years, and he can’t wait to go on some vengeance spree and then foolhardy quest to ressurect his father, George and Yale.

      Not saying Linley should be the perfect family man, but he keeps spouting this stuff, while doing the complete opposite, hypocrite and shortsighted much?

      If I was Delia, I’d be smacking my man in the face telling him to deal with reality and prioritise people other than himself for once. All of this isn’t coming out of ‘family love’ or ‘friendship’ it’s just a desperate attempt by Linley to assuage his guilt while hurting the people he supposedly cares about so much.

      Let alone if the people he’s trying to save even want to be saved? If I was Yale, I’d rather stay dead than living the rest of immortality with the trauma that the Vile King inflicted on him, that is some horrific stuff to recover from.

      1. I’m pretty sure Linley’s fire God clone is sufficient enough to be with Delia and others. As for Bebe, you might have a point but it seems to me that this all under Beirut’s calculation as far as making trip to the Netherworld and Planar Battlefield.

      2. Linley in is with his family right now. With is kids and holding his wife. He left his God level divine fire clone with them. So while the part about Yale might have some merit, the main thrust of your argument is void.

        1. Oh right, I completely forgot about the fire clone! Which isn’t surprising considering that it isn’t talked about, nor do we see things from it’s perspective.

          I think it would be nice though, if we actually read about his clone’s interactions with the people on the Yulan plane. They don’t need to spend an entire arc on it just a chapter once in a while. It would mean a lot to actually show him caring about his family which would help Linley’s character be more rounded.

          Am I the only one who would want to see some more family interactions once in a while or this too mushy for a wuxia novel?

          1. You could also look at this way, he left his weakest clone behind to protect his closest family from danger. Now that he is trapped in the planar war, not much he can do even if a mediocre High God decides to slaughter his wife, children, grandchildren, brother, ect.

            Secondly, where was all this concern for good old brother Yale when he decided to take off to the Infernal realm in the first place. It was pretty apparent that Yale was not going to reach Saint level so Yale was gonna be dead by the time Linley got back anyways. Realistically, the Linley of that time wouldnt have been able to help anyways, but it’s not like he know that before he went plane jaunting.

      3. Mentioned above, it can be hand-waved by saying his fire clone is staying with his family. Besides, wuxia mostly tends to focus more on power levels and how impressive the MC is then having any substance for the characters and there actions, this sort of thing is a common occurrence.

        Just off the top of my head, Martial God Space and Martial God Asura pull out the caring about family excuse without really giving character interactions with the family that make you think that, it’s all about the mc overpowering everybody.

  4. When Bebe uses his innate divine ability, why doesn’t Linley also use his at the same time? Whoever it is won’t see that coming. They barely see people anyway so using there abilities once a day won’t hurt them (for them though it’s been 7 days since they met someone).

  5. we can’t too late and weren’t able to find out where the two ran off to.

    Ren you should change can’t to came

    we came too late and weren’t able to find out where the two ran off to.

  6. he really needs to power up i hate how much he rushes lets go do this let go do that he has not even lived for ten thousand years yet he gets so bored at times if i was him i would sit in meditation at least until i became a high god in earth wind and water also if he needs to battle to gain exp then he should just travel one of the higher realms until he becomes an asura or a true seven star fiend or better yet a freaking paragon…so what i am trying to say is when will he lvl up again he not badass at the moment i want him to kick ass and take names and side note bebe is so stupid if i had his abilities i would not be so spoiled not to train hard and long to become a true expert i mean he is not a little kid even if still looks young he is at least 2k years old….. anyways maybe i am asking for to much from the story well on good note thanks for the double chapters

    1. You’re right. Because at this point, Bebe should have already matured enough to want to train. He hasn’t fused any of the profound mysteries, and if his spiritual energy is used up, he can’t even use his innate ability. And his attack power is weak. All he’d be doing by then is dodging the enemy’s blows while relying on his defense to survive.

      And Linley can’t do anything decent if he is as weak as he is right now. He’s at the bottom tier in the Planar Wars, so it’s a long shot to actually kill a weaker commander. But then, plot armor. -_-

  7. the book title is Metamorphosis, so im wondering who is going to go through it, and in what way? Will it be liney? is the metamorph in regards to his status? or in terms of his power? will be become a mutant? is that what it signifies? or maybe he understands the time part of his dragon roar and his metaphormosis is from his skill evolving? i cant wait to find out what the title of the book represents

  8. I’m annoyed by the number of earth experts Linley has run into now and not improved from, the guy from deathgod mountain, the Redcliff lord and now Hemmers; if Linley doesn’t get some major insights from all of that I’ll be pissed. I still consider his last “real” powerup to be his triple fusion of E-essence, gravity and the throbbing pulse of the world at the end of book 15 since unlocking his divine ability and highgod were just inevitable anyway, yet here we are in book 19 and Linley has barely progressed in Earth despite a parade of earth experts in front of him.

    What happened to the Linley who gained insights from everything and powered up all the time from watching others?

  9. This Hemmers, it seams he is Paragorn?
    If former Lord of Prefect had 4+ fused and made fist attack, their wasn’t so dangerous to Linley as this!
    Judging by his defense he has artifact for Material attack defense, otherwise how a Godspark weapon couldn’t break his skin deep?!

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