Book 19, Chapter 49

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Book 19, Metamorphosis – Chapter 49, The Line Between Life and Death

“The Soulstone is providing a hint of life?” Bebe hurriedly asked.

Bluefire nodded slightly. “This isn’t a big secret. According to legend, the Redbud Sovereign was born from the Amethyst Mountains themselves.” As he spoke, Bluefire looked towards Reisgem.

Reisgem didn’t mind either. He nodded. “Right. This is the truth. The amethysts of the Amethyst Mountains all contain spiritual energy. The Amethyst Godbeasts which are born from the Amethyst Mountains naturally contain powerful souls. And Amethyst Godbeasts are able to give birth to a purified form of energy…Soulstones! The process of producing a Soulstone is a very arduous one, and so it is an important treasure of us Amethyst Godbeasts. For example, although I myself have produced a Soulstone, I use it to protect my life; of course I’m not willing to give it to others.”

“My mother is a Sovereign. With Sovereign power surrounding her and with the passage of countless years, she’s able to hand out one or two Soulstones.” Reisgem sighed. “This Soulstone is an absolute treasure for protecting the soul. Perhaps it isn’t able to help in protecting against the attack of a Sovereign, but…with a Soulstone, there shouldn’t be any reason to fear the soul attacks of Highgods.”

Reisgem looked towards Linley as he spoke.

Bebe understood as well.

Amethyst Godbeasts were born from the essence of the Amethyst Mountains themselves. As for the Soulstone, it was the energy essence of the Amethyst Mountains. A single Soulstone was trillions of times more valuable than an amethyst. One could imagine how powerful it was.

“But my Boss…?” Bebe said frantically.

“Linley, he…” Reisgem said helplessly. “Alas, that Magnus is a Paragon of Fate, and his soul is very powerful. He also used Fate-type Sovereign power to execute that attack. The strength of that attack has already exceeded that of ordinary Deities! Even the Soulstone…” Reisgem was rather uncertain as well.

He had bragged so much about how powerful the Soulstone was, but the enemy was too powerful this time.

“This time, Linley’s situation is dire.” Bluefire said solemnly. “Magnus’ soul attack has already penetrated into all four souls of Linley’s body. The energy of the Soulstone is constantly reinforcing Linley, making it so that his souls aren’t completely destroyed. This situation is too dangerous, too dangerous.”

Unconscious and fainted.

Bebe had memories of both Delia and Olivier experiencing this.

“Delia and Olivier encountered this in the past as well. They both came back to life.” Bebe said hurriedly. “And Olivier, when he fainted, his soul mutated.”

Bluefire sighed and shook his head. “I know about Delia. That expert was just an expert of Fate who wasn’t even at the commander level. But the one who attacked Linley was Magnus! I can put it to you like this…amongst Highgods, there is not a single person who is superior to Magnus. At best, they are on par with him.”

“As the saying goes, hurting is easy, healing is hard. There is no one who can save someone who Magnus attacked.” Bluefire shook his head.

“Sovereigns?” Bebe said hurriedly.

“Useless.” Resigem shook his head. “Actually, Sovereigns are more powerful than Highgods, primarily because their Will is formidable, which makes them powerful and undefeatable. But in terms of profound mysteries, they aren’t necessarily comparable to Paragons.”

Reisgem’s mother was a Sovereign, so Reisgem knew this very well.

The Sovereigns also trained in the profound mysteries of the Laws.

The process of becoming a Sovereign had very little to do with the profound mysteries. Of the 77 Sovereigns, only a very small number of them had been able to become Paragons! However, the power of Sovereigns still vastly outstripped that of Highgod Paragons. The reason was that one was a ‘Sovereign’ while the other was a ‘Highgod’.

They were simply on different levels.

The power of a Sovereign was simply too great. This was an authority which the universe bestowed upon them that couldn’t be bridged.

“In addition, Magnus is a Paragon; his attacks are also infused with his own special ‘power’, the power of a Paragon’s Will. Although it isn’t as powerful as that of a Sovereign, when it comes to healing, it’s not a matter of a power competition.” Reisgem said helplessly. “To save a soul is a very meticulous task. In addition, Magnus himself is a Paragon…there’s no one who can save Linley.”

Bebe was completely frantic.

“Indeed, we cannot save him.”

Bluefire shook his head. “Unless an Overgod intervenes. But Overgods are the personifications of the Edicts. How could they intervene to save someone? That’s completely impossible.”

Bebe was rather helpless.

“But that Olivier, he was fainted for so long. He still came back to life.” Bebe said hurriedly. “And his soul mutated.”

“Indeed, when one is in this sort of unconscious state, it’s more common for soul mutations to occur.” Bluefire couldn’t help but laugh bitterly. “But Bebe, do you know…that the chances of dying in the unconscious state is even higher!”

Bebe was terrified.

“Then why will some people have their souls mutated when they are unconscious?” Bebe asked hurriedly.

“Even I don’t understand the true reason.” Bluefire shook his head. “However, there is one thing. If that Olivier had only trained in darkness and light when he fainted, once he fainted…when he successfully underwent his soul mutation, he ended up fusing these two types of energy. But if his soul mutation failed, he would have died.”

“Very few people can become Soul Mutates.” Bluefire sighed. “People who have two divine clones use two types of divine power, and can become Soul Mutates. There are some who survive, but the chances of surviving are still terrifyingly low! Only a single person in the endless history of the entire Infernal Realm has survived a soul mutation with three divine clones.”

Bluefire looked at Bebe. “Think about it. How many people does the Infernal Realm have? And how long has it existed for? Over the course of the countless ages, the Infernal Realm has only produced a single person who succeeded in a soul mutation with three clones. How high are the chances of death?”

Bebe’s body was shaking.

“Then what about four divine clones?” Bebe was now truly frightened, because Linley had four divine clones. Linley was able to use four types of divine energy.

“Throughout the countless years of the universe, throughout the countless planes, there hasn’t been a single person who held four divine clones who successfully underwent a soul mutation.” Bluefire’s expression was solemn. “The chance of success…is zero!”

Bebe’s face instantly turned completely white.

“But just because a person is unconscious doesn’t mean they will undergo a soul mutation.” Reisgem hurriedly consoled him. “Like you said, that Delia fainted as well, but came back to life without undergoing a soul mutation, right?”

“That’s because Delia only has a single divine clone.” Bluefire said somberly. “But of course, it’s also possible that someone with divine clones who faints won’t necessarily undergo a soul mutation. Only a very small number do.”

Reisgem wasn’t able to say anything else. All he could do was laugh bitterly.

Linley’s original body had suffered the attack, along with his three major divine clones. Of the four divine clones, the only lucky ‘survivor’ was the divine fire clone back in the Yulan Plane. If the original body and the three clones were all finished…Bebe understood that it would be virtually impossible for Linley to once more reach the pinnacle of power. Bebe understood very well that in the bottom of Linley’s heart, he still desired to reach the pinnacle.

This was Linley’s most primal desire.

Actually, it was also the desire of Doehring Cowart.

When Doehring Cowart had provided Linley with guidance, he had also entrusted his own hopes and desire to Linley. He hoped that Linley would one day reach the pinnacle of power. What Doehring Cowart had hoped, back then, was that one day, Linley would reach the same level as the War God and as the High Priest. But now, Linley had vastly surpassed them.

Still, the desire to pursue perfection had been engraved into Linley’s bones.

“Then…then what should we do?” Bebe was panicked.

“There’s nothing we can do.” Bluefire shook his head. “The supreme technique of a Paragon. No one can save someone hit by it. We’ll just have to wait and see what Linley can do. If Linley’s soul doesn’t undergo a soul mutation, there’s still a chance of survival. But…as soon as Linley’s soul begins to change, then…it can be said that he is dead for sure.”

Bluefire sighed.

For someone who had four divine clones to undergo a soul mutation…the chances of success were zero!

“Others might not succeed, but that isn’t necessarily true for my Boss.” Bebe said hurriedly.

Bluefire shook his head slightly. “Let’s find a place to rest. As to whether or not Linley’s soul will mutate successfully or fail, that’s up to fate.”

The Yulan Plane.

Dragonblood Castle.

“Linley, what is it?” Delia looked at a red-robed Linley.

The fire Linley had a terrible look on his face. Shaking his head, he said, “My original body and my three major divine clones have already lost their consciousness.” His soul was divided into five parts, each of which could sense the other. But right now, his divine fire clone could no longer sense the consciousness of his original body and his other divine clones. The situation was very dire.

“What!” Delia’s face changed.

“Just now, even I thought that my original body and three divine clones had died, but the strange thing was, after suffering that attack from Magnus, they didn’t die. The situation is still terrible, though. Those four souls are very weak; they could be extinguished at any moment.” The fire ‘Linley’ had a solemn look on his face. His original body and his three major divine clones had lost consciousness. Linley naturally didn’t know that this was because the Soulstone was providing him with a hint of life.

Delia’s face was ashen. She was extremely worried.

“Linley, you and your three divine clones won’t die, right?” Delia knew very well that if that happened, that represented that Linley’s future was destroyed. The surviving divine fire clone was just a weakling. Delia understood…that Linley had a heart which wanted to pursue personal strength. He wouldn’t be willing to be a weakling.”

“I don’t know.”

The fire Linley closed his eyes and said, “Whether it is life, or death…”

The Planar Battlefield was as silent as ever, with the occasional sounds of battle peppering it.

Within a desolate mountain.

Reihom had been contacted by Reisgem through Sovereign power long ago and had returned. Bluefire, Bebe, Reihom, and Reisgem were all together in the living room, while Linley was in a nearby room, lying on a bed quietly, not a hint of life in his body.

“It has been seven full days. Linley hasn’t moved at all.” Reisgem said, frowning.

“Mr. Leylin, take another look.” Bebe said hurriedly.

Of the four, only Bluefire dared to go investigate Linley’s soul; after all, Linley’s soul was currently extremely weak, weaker than even an ordinary person’s soul, so weak that if someone was not careful, it was possible that Linley’s soul would be completely erased.

“I’ll take a look.”

Bluefire stepped into the room.

“I hope the Boss can improve. I hope the Boss can improve.” Bebe said repeatedly.

Moments later, Bluefire stepped out, his forehead furrowed.

“What is it?” Bebe hurriedly asked.

Bluefire shook his head slightly. “The Fate-type Sovereign power which has flooded Linley’s soul has weakened greatly already. But similarly, that Soulstone has shrunk dramatically as well.” The Soulstone was formed from the distilled spiritual essence of the Redbud Sovereign. The more of its energy was used up, the smaller it would naturally become.

Once its energy was used up, the Soulstone would vanish.

“The Soulstone has shrunk dramatically?” Bebe lowered his head, chewing on his lips, not knowing what to think.

The Fate-type Sovereign power which permeated Linley’s soul was disappearing, but the Soulstone was shrinking as well.

The fifteenth day of Linley’s coma.

Within the cave.

“The Fate-type Sovereign power is almost gone.” Bluefire had a rare hint of a smile on his face. “But there’s still a bit of the Soulstone left. It will definitely be able to persevere to the very end. I expect that the Sovereign power of Magnus’ soul attack will dissipate today.”

Bebe’s face had a rare, surprised smile on it.

“However, even after the Fate-type Sovereign power dissipates, it is hard to say if Linley will wake up or not. With the soul having lost consciousness, it is hard to say how long this sort of situation will last.” Bluefire shook his head.

Bebe nodded slightly.

“Everyone, let’s be happy. At least there’s hope for Linley to wake up.” Reisgem laughed merrily.

“Right. There’s a hint of hope.” Bebe nodded heavily.

Just as Reisgem and Bebe were waiting expectantly, suddenly, everyone sensed a hint of a ripple from Linley’s room. “Can it be that the Boss is waking up?” Bebe was delighted.

“What’s going on?” Bluefire was the first to charge into the room.

Bebe, Reisgem, and Reihom followed him in. Within the room, Linley himself was lying there calmly, not a hint of life coming from his body.

But his body was now covered with all sorts of elemental essences. Earthen yellow earth essences, blazing red fire essences, faint green wind essences, azure-green water essences…a large amount of elemental essences of these four types were being attracted by Linley’s body, and they swirled around him.

Although Bebe didn’t know whether or not Olivier’s body had attracted large amounts of two types of elemental essences when he was unconscious, Bebe knew one thing…Linley was most likely undergoing a soul mutation.

“A soul mutation?” Bluefire had never seen a soul mutation either, but seeing this, he had a guess.

Bebe stared at the unconscious Linley, tears welling in his eyes.

Undergoing a soul mutation with four divine clones? To date, not a single person had ever succeeded.


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184 thoughts on “Book 19, Chapter 49” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    For the sake of consistency, I would have preferred had Linley’s fire clone also been made unconscious. It would have been unbearable for Delia, I know because she would have thought that Linley died but it would maybe be better story-wise.

      1. yh but only if said souls were in the same body the fire clone was not in the body at the time and so didnt take the hit
        also the long awaited soul mutation been waiting since mirage was handed to him by beirut

          1. No whey lol I have been waiting for this since I found out Oliver had a soul mutation lol I have waited sooooo oo oo long finally thanks ren, donaters and author thanks yall

    1. I was expecting it to lose consciousness too. After all the mutation involves fire too. Maybe since fire dude wasn’t there IET thought it didn’t make sense, but it was better to make it unconscious.

      1. The situation had to be very specific. He had to have angered someone able to attack his soul through a sovereign artifact, his own high soul defense, and tear his souls apart. The author could have done that earlier, but he chose to have a struggle toward it. That, I think, is the essence of this genre: the characters struggle toward an unreachable goal, and somehow achieve it through perseverance and super luck.

  2. I hope that after this bebe trains seriously in his fusing. Because he did promise to kill Magnus. And in fact for a short time, bebe did in fact think linley was dead and felt the full emotional blow it carried, because he could not sense his soul. So maybe after having felt being powerless and unable to stop “linleys death” he could use this experience to train harder so as to never feel this loss again.

    Also magnus don’t laugh it off when a godeater rat promising to definitely kill you one day. i mean hell you CAN NOT even kill him as he is now and he doesn’t even have any PM fused.

    I’m Thinking this:
    Normal Highgod Godeater rat can kill ANY Highgod regardless of power, other than paragons and people with soul sovereign protecting artifacts.

    Highgod paragon Godeater rat should be able to kill even Paragons right?

    so magnus, you should be afraid, very afraid. Don’t laugh it off.

      1. i am thinking along the lines of paragon tier godeater rat may be stronger physically
        also a full set wont help you if you get ambushed which is what darkness is good at.
        at best your soul and physical def artifacts will block incoming damage but if you get railroaded in a fraction of a second from ambush i doubt that the offensive artifacts will come into play especially

        1. ….. o_O you just said the defensive artifact will help you block the damage. So one who has a defensive sovereigns artifact doesn’t really have a worry about being sneak attacked, maybe if a soul mutate who was stronger than a paragon might be able to damage it, but bebe will more than likely never even become a paragon, maybe if he is given 100 trillion years maybe..

  3. Becoming a sovereign I think doesn’t necessarily have to do with how long a person lived or by means of artifacts. I remembered in the past chapters where Linley was looking around his sea of consciousness at the deepest part was a sea of sovereign might. So basically it means that anyone can be one under specific factors.

    1. They become a Sovereign when they get a Sovereign spark. That is the only way to go from highgod to Sovereign. At least that what was said at the very beginning of Linley journey after becoming a Saint.

  4. Thanks for the chapter Ren and willuwontu. Poor Bebe! That teaser for the next chapter made me a little teary-eyed. Since the soulstone was almost used up, will he still be able to use his microcosm attack

    1. he should be able to use it since his microcosm is used with his own understanding and not using the soulstone to use it if anything he might be unable to use his Blackstone Prison.

      1. This part is confusing me but what I understand is that the stone was only the dizzy state. The actual skill was his understanding and microcosm was him not using the stone. This starts to get confusing now, because it states while he trained microcosm that he couldn’t change he black stone space to compress because of the stone. This can mean he gets a slight power up for the stone space because reisgem said he can escape the gravity space in the Amythist mountain.

  5. What ? LINLEY is evolving !

    ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♫ taaada ♫ ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♫ taaada ♫ ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♪ ta ♫ taaada ♫ …….. we have to wait for the next chapter to know… hopefully x)

  6. hi newbie here,,when i have read the last chapter of this one,i remember previous chapters,,when,reisgem talk about the strongest innate ability..
    it must 4 elemen of azure dragon combine their innate ability..

    so i may guest,, “if” linley have succesful mutate souled,it can be the innate ability of linley change into the strongest 4 combined azure innate..

    ( i have guest,,the author is very genius,cause,it keep make a little hint within every chapter)

    thanks by the way,,i’m excited to read what coming next..

    1. Probably not. Cause its not the elemental laws that gives the innate ability, but their divine beasts blood inside them. And linley is ONLY Azure Dragon. So he should not be able to to use the turtle tiger or birds abilities.

    2. Can’t. Linley only has the blood of the azure dragon, he’d need the other 3 clans blood and activate it so he can use it as an innate ability.

      He COULD try and create it using the 4 laws but he’d have to see it first as he only gains insight from sight.

      Not saying he will make that attack or not but just saying atm it would be quit hard but later? Then maybe.

  7. Okay… I said you guys were mean with cliffhangers before… but apparently I was wrong. NOW you’re mean with cliffhangers lol. Just wow. This chapter and that teaser. Two very painful cliffhangers. Just… you are all terrible people. Just terrible…

  8. I’ll try to clarify a ew things and use my opinion for others.

    Starters the crown shouldn’t have anything to do with this because one it’s in his interspatisl ring and not by his side. Secondly the crown can be a sov item or a spark. I don’t know for sure but Linley will have to become a sov of fire somehow and it would explain the healing.

    Soul mutates don’t need divine clones so this can mean the mutation is based on one’s insight. The insights for all his divine clones would be in his original body making it reasonable that the clones arnt needed.

    From what we can tell the soul stone is more or less going to make him pass because it’s ‘protecting’ the frail little soul. I’m guessing it’s going to help him get past the hardest hurdle allowing the 4 way mutation.

    Last note Linley still needs to kill the sov or fate? Who killed his mother and pushed his father to ‘try’ getting revenge. This means that Linley need 4 sov sparks witch means the likely hood the crown is a lost sov fire spark slightly there because plot armour lol

    1. Why do you suspect linley will be a sovereign of fire?
      Also why do you suspect that the crown is a fire sovereign spark? i don’t remember it being red or firey? was it? i’ll have to go back and reread that. Tho it would make sense to be a sovereign spark cause its a crown shape, and that’s kind of like the symbol for a ruler.

      I think you’re right about linley getting 4 sovereign sparks for each of his clones.
      To support that, when linley was in the NoG he sensed something calling him. I think that it could be the 4 Sovereign sparks of the 4 divine beasts ancestors that died previously. I think

      1. Crown represents ruler true but the divine sparks or rock shape so it’s a guess.

        The calling in notg doesn’t mean all the sparks are there, it just means something related to the azure dragon founder. Remember he only has the azure dragon blood and not the other 3 so it makes some sense he’d only get 1 sov spark.

        If he did get all 4 imo it’s to convenient and iet wouldn’t nesesarily make it so easy for him to get everything he needed in one go.

      2. Even if he finds 4 sov sparks, they would be useless since there cant be more than 7 sov of every type at a time, so he has to somehow make some sovereigns die, which he wont be able to even if he gets a soul mutation.

        1. To clarify, because of the deaths of four divine beast sovereigns in such an unexplained and unseen way none of their positions have been filled. So there is at the very least a slot open for every Divine Beast Sovereigns old position. Which just happens to be Fire, Water, Earth, Wind. But everyth- …I mean yeah. Stuff.

    2. the crown has mountings for jewels that are missing is it possible the jewels were Sovereign sparks. Also why is the Redbud sovereign feeling so guilty it would give linley a soulstone, maybe she had something to do with the fall of the 4DBclans or she had a chance to stop it and didnt. The plot just gets thicker and thicker much like the number chapter i will need to go through when I reread

  9. so what make me think harder,,so why even reisgem talk about “the strongest innate ability”?
    soul mutated is not a simple as got stronger divine sense or stronger soul right?
    so must be something extraordinary may outcome

    1. it’s because all of the souls is connected each of the clone souls has element and so it doesn’t matter where his bodies are, if you have divine clones that means you can undergo soul mutation which means that all of the souls join together. This makes him able to use all of the elements on one body to it’s fullest potential and even fuse them together. I think xd

      1. Slight correction, it’s got nothing to do with having divine clones to go through soul mutation. Oliver became a soul mutate when he was a saint. Basically, whatever elements & edicts your training in when you get hit by the condition and soul mutate, you can use together, even if at the time it has yet to progress to demigod level. Linley made a big deal of it during the necropolis book I think wowing about Oliver being able to use the light and darkness laws together is special comparing it to his tempos of the wind or some other wind attack of his.

        Beats me how it’ll work out with his saint body though. Probably like you said. And his saint body that can use all 4 laws was there when it happened.

      1. There should be someone more powerful then overgod. The thing is overgod have no will or desire other then there set of rules.They don’t like to get involved in anything almost like they are incomplete. (personifications of the Edicts)

        Linley might be the reincarnation, the universe has made in order the put the essence of overgod under a single will.

        The materiel plane is the only natural one that the universal made by itself and Linley was born there might have something to do with that.
        but mostly it up to writer where he want to take this story.

  10. The question is…will Linley still be able to create Blackstone Prison/gravity space if Soulstone disappeared? I don’t know for sure if Soulstone disappears or not but I do wonder about it…

  11. Thanks for the chapter !

    But about this chapter , i am getting a little bit confused when linley is undergoing a soulmutation .
    It says that he is absorbing fire, earth , wind and water essence ( which is 4 soul combination ) but i thought it should be water , earth , wind and his original soul that should have undergone a soul mutation , then why is there fire essence ?

      1. thanks for the reply.

        But are you sure that is the case? didn’t they say that when you want to use both then you need to have both soul in the body when linley first became a deity ?

  12. As soon as i read the bit of them mentioning soul mutates

    O.O

    and remembered the book’s name of Metamorphosis

    *heavy breathing intensifies*

    After the last bit I’m practically trembling.

  13. Thanks for the chapter!
    And in relation to plot armour, it exists in every single story. What would be the point of telling the story of a random dude who died in wushan township when the 2 saints where fighting in the sky? Would be pretty boring.
    Then again some things are pretty far fetched but thats what makes it interesting. See it as statistics, there is almost no chance for the soul mutation(or any other plot armour thing) to happen but its not nonexistent.

    1. I’ve been waiting for this ever since oliver (or something name) became a soul mutant. Now linley will be able to kill people with freaking sovereign armor and stuff right? He freaking better be able to because that would be awesome.

  14. Still, the desire to pursue perfect had been engraved into Linley’s bones.
    perfection?
    Still, the desire to pursue perfection had been engraved into Linley’s bones.

    “The supreme technique of a Paragon. No one can save someone hit by it.
    got/gotten?
    “The supreme technique of a Paragon. No one can save someone got hit by it.
    “The supreme technique of a Paragon. No one can save someone gotten hit by it.

  15. Well I guess he had to start with 4. And later get destruction and somehow self mutate his soul to handle all 5. Then as he masters each area he should somehow be able to incorporate the new elements into it. Godley.

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