Book 20, Chapter 19

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Book 20, The Crown’s Riddle – Chapter 19, Parchment

Linley walked out of the main hall, then walked past the corridor to arrive at the empty grassy area.

He took a deep breath, feeling the gentle wind blow against him. A smile appeared on Linley’s face, as though he had been released of a heavy burden. “Molde actually struck such a blow at me before dying. It really did cause endless problems. However, now that the various Sovereigns have discussed it, this matter should come to an end. Unless that third talisman appears, or the Overgod decree appears!”

“Boss!” Bebe ran over, surprised and delighted.

“Father.” Taylor, Sasha, and the others all walked over from far away as well.

Linley looked at his family and friends. “No matter what, the Overgod talisman is something which will attract the interest of Sovereigns. Because of the news Molde spread, the Sovereigns have all come to make trouble for me. But they shouldn’t be so shameless as to go pressure my family.” Since ancient days to the present days, there had never been, as far as Linley was aware of, a case of a Sovereign going to go apply pressure to the family members of a Deity.

“Boss, everything fine?” Bebe walked before Linley.

“Bebe, look at Third Bro’s face. You should know just looking at him.” Yale laughed.

“Where is my Grandpa Beirut? He’s in the main hall by himself?” Bebe said, confused.

“He’s discussing something secret with the Bloodridge Sovereign.” Linley said.

Bebe and Yale were all shocked. Bebe said, “The Bloodridge Sovereign came as well?” Nobody else had seen the Bloodridge Sovereign arrive, because the Bloodridge Sovereign had directly created an energy clone within the main hall. Thus, the people outside had no idea.

“Your Grandpa Beirut is coming.” Linley laughed as he spoke to Bebe. Beirut was currently walking out of the main hall, a smile on his face.

After coming out, Beirut locked his gaze upon Linley, then walked over.

“Grandpa.” Bebe went to welcome him.

Beirut laughed as he rubbed Bebe’s head, then looked at Linley. Laughing, he said, “Everything is resolved, Linley. I have some business to attend to. I’ll leave now.” After speaking, Beirut then actually spoke to Linley through divine sense. “Linley, remember, regardless of whether or not you acquired those nine soul pearls, do not admit it. If you acquired it, make sure you hide it safely.”

Beirut’s divine sense caused Linley to be badly startled.

“Lord Beirut?” Linley sent back in surprise. Linley felt gratitude towards Beirut, and also viewed Beirut as he would an elder member of his own family.

Beirut had that smile on his face, but his mental message was solemn. “Don’t worry about anything else. If you didn’t acquire it, that’s fine, but if you did, you have to hide it. Don’t admit it, even if someone threatens to kill you! As long as you do that, you’ll be fine.” After sending his message, Beirut chortled as he said a few words to everyone, then left on his own.

Linley watched as Beirut left, the puzzlement in his heart becoming all the stronger.

“What did Lord Beirut intend by these words? He shouldn’t know that I have the Overgod talisman, but his words…” Linley didn’t understand.

Time flowed on.

In the blink of an eye, a century passed.

In the past hundred years, Linley had used his divine water clone to relax and accompany his family members, while his other three divine clones, along with his original body, focused painstakingly on their training. He had long since begun to train in the sixth profound mystery in the Elemental Laws of Fire, but unfortunately, this sixth profound mystery was the most mysterious, most powerful ‘Explosion’ profound mystery. Linley’s training speed was thus exceedingly slow.

The Profound Mysteries of Explosion…they were like the explosion of a volcano. A large amount of power would be collected, then instantly released. Its power was tremendous.

For example, Bluefire was able to move about as though he were teleporting, and his soul attacks and material attacks could be described as supreme. This had to do with the Profound Mysteries of Explosion. Although profound mysteries were easily described, once one advanced deeper into them and tried to completely master them, they would become incredibly difficult to understand.

His training in the Elemental Laws of Fire was slow.

But the path of fusing the Laws of the four elements was even slower. The Profound Mysteries of Circular Softness of the Laws of Water and the Throbbing Pulse of the World of the Laws of the Earth were fused, but Linley’s speed dropped drastically after that. He wasn’t able to make any advances at all.

“Whoooosh.”

The wind howled. Snowflakes covered the skies.

The Skyrite Mountains seemed to be dressed in a layer of silver finery, appearing so dreamlike and beautiful. The number of patrolling guards around the Four Divine Beasts clan had dropped dramatically as well. This was because they now had a Paragon guarding them. Who would dare come make trouble for them? Naturally, there was no need to have so many guards standing about on alert.

The Skyrite Mountains. Dragon Avenue. A few sparse gatherings of guards could still be seen here.

A metallic lifeform, shaped like an enormous hammer, was flying over from far away. It came to a halt outside the perimeter of the Skyrite Mountains and the domain of the Four Divine Beasts clan, then vanished, revealing a tall, large figure. This person was 2.5 meters tall. He was dressed in long black trousers, while his upper body was covered with nothing more than a tunic, revealing his muscular arms.

His red hair was only an inch in length, but appeared as hard as nails.

“Who is it?” One squad of the guards of the Azure Dragon clan flew over.

The muscular man laughed and said, “Go inform your Elder Linley that his old friend, Mosi, has come.” This voice was very soft, and was quite comfortable to listen to. It didn’t appear the slightest bit brash or uncouth.

Those guards all looked at each other.

An old friend of Elder Linley’s? They, too, could tell that this newcomer had a remarkable aura.

“Please wait a moment. I will go make the report.” One of the guards said, then immediately turned and flew towards the Skyrite Mountains.

“Who is Mosi? Have you heard of him?”

“By the looks of it, he should be a powerful expert. A friend of Elder Linley’s…he should be a commander or a Lord Prefect level expert.”

Those guards all secretly chatted through divine sense regarding this big fellow in front of them. There had been countless experts who had come to visit Linley in recent years, and these guards all knew…that none of these guests were people the likes of them could offend. Thus, the guards were all quite well-behaved to those who came to see Linley.

A long time later.

“Haha, Mosi!” Laughter rang out as two figures flew over from far away.

Mosi took a close look, then laughed as well. “Linley, long time no see.”

The two were Linley and that earlier patrol guard. Linley, upon learning that Mosi had come, hurriedly went in person to welcome him. Laughing, he said, “Long time no see indeed. Mr. Mosi, come, let’s chat inside.” Mosi immediately advanced with Linley, shoulder-to-shoulder, through Dragon Avenue. Together, they flew deeper into the mountains.

“It has been two thousand years since we met, but I never would have imagined that you, who had been only a God, would have become a Paragon. Upon hearing this news, I didn’t dare believe it.” Mosi chortled. “Only after this was verified to me by my Sovereign did I believe it. I truly admire you.”

Mosi was an extremely powerful Purgatory Commander of the Infernal Realm.

Linley had only learned some time later, from Beirut’s materials, how powerful Mosi was!

Mosi himself trained in the Edicts of Destruction and the Edicts of Death. In addition, he had reached an exceedingly, terrifyingly powerful level in both these Edicts. As far as the Edicts of Death went, Mosi himself was very nearly at the very peak of perfection, just a tiny step away from becoming a Paragon. Mosi was able to easily mentally dominate Seven Star Fiends!

The number of people capable of doing this in the Infernal Realm could be counted on one hand.

Even if Linley truly did become a Paragon in the Laws of the Earth, he wouldn’t be able to accomplish this. After all, each Law had its own specialties; experts of the Edicts of Death were skilled in the soul.

As for ‘Destruction’, because Mosi was of the Bloodrune Titan lineage, he was innately gifted in Destruction. In the past, Mosi had used a hammer to effortlessly defeat and send feeling ‘Lomio’, someone who was very nearly at the Asura level. And that was with Mosi not having used his supreme technique!

He was very nearly at the peak of perfection in both material and spiritual attacks.

It could be said that aside from Paragons, Mosi was invincible. No wonder, in the past, the Bloodrune Titan clan was able to effortlessly set up ‘Miluo Island’ and develop it into a city which none dared to cause trouble for. What could you do? How could any ordinary Lord Prefects be a match for Mosi?

“I only managed to make my breakthrough due to luck, and it nearly cost me my life.” Linley said with a calm laugh.

“I, too, dream of becoming a Paragon. But this last step…there’s nothing I can do about it.” Mosi shook his head and laughed.

While laughing and chatting, the two entered Linley’s residence. Because Mosi wasn’t too familiar with the others, Linley gave a simple introduction of the more important members of the residence, then led Mosi into the living room. Mosi and Linley began to chat privately.

Mosi was a very smooth speaker, and as they chatted and laughed, he made Linley’s opinion of him grow.

“Linley, after having chatted with you for so long, I almost forgot about the reason why I came here today.” Mosi said with a smile.

“Oh? What is it?” Linley said, surprised.

He had thought Mosi had come to reminisce with him. But now, it seemed, there was a special reason for the trip.

“Look at this.” Mosi waved his hand, and a sheet of black paper appeared. “This was sent to me by a Highgod warrior. Upon seeing this news, I immediately had a bad feeling! I felt as though someone is trying to harm you, which is why I dominated that Highgod. Only then did I learn that this was all arranged by Molde.”

Linley’s eyes lit up. “This is the paper which Molde sent to be delivered?” Linley hurriedly accepted it.

Linley wanted very much to learn what this piece of paper described. Back then, he had asked Beirut, but unfortunately, Beirut didn’t have a copy of it either. Molde had only sent his subordinates to the other six regions. As for the Bloodridge Continent…he didn’t give it to any other Lord Prefects or commanders.

“The information on this paper is clearly meant to kill you. That is why I immediately hurried over to deliver it.” Mosi said solemnly.

It would have taken quite some time for that Highgod warrior to travel from the Bloodridge Continent to Miluo Island, and then more time for Mosi to hurry over. One could understand why so much time had passed.

Linley carefully read through the information on this paper.

“Three talismans…the nine soul pearls, the pentametal crown, and the red caltrop diamond. These three Overgod talismans will join together into the ‘Crown of Life’?” Linley’s eyes lit up. “Once these three talismans fuse together and the Crown of Life forms, one can then offer it to the Overgod of Life and make a request of the Overgod of Life.”

That was the most important bit of information included on the paper.

At the same time, it also included descriptions of these three Overgod talismans.

“So that tattered crown was this so-called ‘pentametal crown’? Three talismans…I already have two of them.” Linley rejoiced in his heart. “Now, I only lack for one thing. The red caltrop diamond.”

The red caltrop diamond was a blood-red, caltrop-shaped diamond.

As for what special power it had, this piece of paper didn’t say.

This piece of paper also said that the Overgod decree which had information about these three talismans, as well as the nine soul pearls (the first of the Overgod talismans), were in the hands of Linley, of the Four Divine Beasts clan of the Indigo Prefecture!

“I’ve never seen the Overgod decree.” Linley mused to himself. “But of the three talismans, I already have two of them. If I were to acquire the third, then I would be able to make a request of the Overgod of Life.”

“Make a request of the Overgod of Life?” Linley couldn’t help but mumble to himself.

Suddenly…

“Bang!”

A light suddenly flashed in Linley’s mind, and his eyes lit up.

Mosi, by Linley’s side, couldn’t help but laugh at Linley’s shock. “I know a little bit regarding the Overgod missions. Over the course of countless years, the Overgods have issued several missions. I also seem to recollect that each time a Sovereign succeeded, the Sovereign requested an ‘Overgod artifact’, which the Overgods agreed to provide.”

The Overgods would satisfy any request.

“The Overgod of Life is the manifestation of the Edicts of Life, which control the lives and destinies of the countless living creatures of the universe! The Sovereigns aren’t able to save Grandpa Doehring, but it is very possible that the Overgod of Life is.” Linley still clearly remembered what the Chief Sovereign of Death had said to him.

Once a person’s soul is scattered and dispersed, Sovereigns would be unable to rescue them.

Overgods?

Although she wasn’t sure, the Overgods, being the personifications of the Edicts, were simply too powerful. Perhaps they would be able to.

“Grandpa Doehring…” Countless scenes flashed past Linley’s mind.

On that day, a white-bearded, white-haired old man had flown out from his ring…

On that day, that bearded old man had guided him, a youth, into the Straight Chisel School of sculpting, allowing the youth to rise dramatically in power…

On that day, the bearded old man had given up his own life to execute a forbidden-level spell…

“Grandpa Doehring…” Linley, who had reached the very peak of power, felt his heart trembling. “As long as I am able to find the three talismans, I can make a request of the Overgod of Life. Now, I only lack for one thing. Just one thing! Grandpa Doehring, I, I will definitely bring you back to life. Definitely.”

Linley’s heart was aflame. His hopes were blazing!


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77 thoughts on “Book 20, Chapter 19” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Thanks for the chapter XD

    So now Linley could make a request? Nice XD

    To bad he couldn’t revive his gramps earlier.. then he could get a soul protecting Overgod artifact…

    But to think that the crown was actually one of the keys necessary… haha I thought those jewels would have instead fused with a sovereign artifact and upgraded it into a Overgod artifact.

  2. If a Sovereign goes to a material plane it will collapse there is a exception if a person was born in a material plane no matter how powerful he becomes even if becomes a sovereign or an overgod the plane won’t reject him.

    Anyone who wishes to know what happen to Linley and his fate with the possession of the
    Overgod ‘s talisman can click on the link below but do not
    blame me for revealing spoilers,read it on your own risk and also this is 90% accurate.

    Link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd4euGAXuu8Y0hvTkVldGF0NVU/view?usp=sharing

      1. They did say “Anyone who wishes to know.” Therefore, anybody clicking on that link is consciously making the decision to do so. It’s not like they’re forcing your hand to click on it, so you really can’t blame them.

    1. A bit of an error on the last part. Not an Overgod but something else. If overgods are the manifestations of edicts/laws, who set those laws? You can’t just go changing laws that someone with absolute power set in place. If you want to go change laws, then you need to make your own and reach that absolute peak yourself.

    2. Cool thanks.

      I don’t believe in the concept of spoilers. If knowing something cool or emotional happens in a series you like and invokes a feeling other than hype or determination( like honoring Dough gramps glory kind) appears in your gut, I say somethings wrong with you. And on the other hand, knowing something retarded happens can deter anyone, so unless they specifically want to know its just common decency to not go out of your way to tell them or put it directly in the comments of the series, but its their own responsibility to deal with it in any other way(I.E a chapter title could be 20 paragraphs long describing the entire god damn series and no one would have any right to complain).

    3. I have such a short attention span that even though I just read the spoiler thing, I already forgot almost everything. It also helps that most of the spoilers were already said as theories in the comments lol

  3. It’s pretty sad that Grandpa Doehring was more of a parent to Linley than his actual parents were ever allowed to be. I hope he gets to see him again or at least to speak to his spirit one last time. Show off his Quad Soul Mutate (and possibly his Earth Paragon self) to the old ghost!!

    Hogg’s woeful death was repaid with resurrection, let us see if the valiant death of Grandpa Doehring can be gifted with a respawn too!!

      1. what for? he doesnt know sh!t and he is a lesser sovereign, or whatever they are called. the clan was op because they could combine their four divine abilities like power rangers. too bad the author was a bit too ambitious and had to bury many plot lines. like the 4 supreme warriors i think they were called. they are the descendants of the 4 sovereigns and its strange how all the important events and locations are on the yulan plane. maybe everything will be answered in the last book, but i feel like the story is a bit rushed. thats why i hate ambitious people, especially writers. you just die a little inside every time a huge detail is forgotten or just removed from the story line.

        1. The 4 supreme warriors were explained, at least for the azure dragon tribe one, as small branch families that fled there after the death of the sovereigns. I’m pretty sure the other 3 were similar situations, but I’m not sure why all of the ones who became saints/deities would just up and leave for the clan home instead of, idk, either taking their kids with them or leaving someone who knows wtf is going on? That’s pretty much my only complaint with the power rangers.

    1. Each divine clone can only train one law, right? Who said you can only train in a single edict? Destruction alone only requires a certain soul shape. I’m not sure what requirements the other edicts have, yet.

      1. haha, we dont even have the names of all the laws and mysteries. there is just too much stuff and no place to fit it all. since we are nearing the end of the story, i assume we will never know. the world building is usually weak in webnovels. some authors are too ambitious and keep expanding their worlds with cool things, but since they write the story over years, they keep forgetting details, and making new stuff up as they go.

      2. Every time a discussion came up with a topic of something like “How strong would somebody be as an 11 way soul mutate?” or whatever, people would come out of the woodwork adamantly claiming that it was impossible for anybody to train in two different types of edict; despite no evidence to support that theory.

        1. In this whole novel there won’t be any saying of what happens if a 11 way soul mutate is born it only focuses on Linley ‘s 4 (fire,water,wind,earth) way soul mutate trust me on this

          1. ds41ds, what exactly does that have to do with anything?

            A question like “How strong would somebody be as an 11 way soul mutate?” is pure theorycrafting, nobody at all is saying it’s going to happen it’s just a speculative question wondering just how strong somebody would be as an 11 way soul mutate if one ever happened in the CD universe and also an example of the type of question that previously would get replies of ‘you can’t train in multiple edicts!’ from various know-it-alls.

            Please read carefully and think before you reply. Plus; spoilers aren’t welcome, yet you seem intent on trying to spoil people judging by this and your earlier comment, go away and leave us to enjoy CD in peace.

  4. there aren’t many twists with this author, if linley says he is going to do something then its 99.99% certain he will do it. would be cool if all the plotholes will be rationalized, like how the ring appeared in his house, and how the crown just pooped itself out of nowhere to save his life. cant wait lol

    1. I was thinking about this on my re-read and had a theory.

      Dough gramps was killed by 2 saints, maybe one of them was from his family and couldn’t figure the ring out, so he just threw it in there.

      1. The baruch clan came in Yulan plane after that grampa Doehring got killed so yeah not likely…
        Anyway… how is it possible that a Sovereign artifact of the Infernal Realms bellonging to a Sovereign not an emmissary could end up in the hand of Grampa in the Yulan Plane… And that it would somehow end up back in the hand of one of baruch clan member and be forgotten there at the ancestral home behind one of the furniture.

        Well to be fair i guess that with that war 10k+ year ago that happenned in Yulan plane probably had one of the expert who had the Azure dragon ring come to that plane. Then got killed… wait no didnt the 4 divine beast also got killed at around the same times… hmm maybe both event are relied plus considering that the NoG is somehow relied to the 4 divine beast… who knows… err I disgress… Whatever too much of an headache thinking about it… let just hope that it will eventually be explained… maybe when Linley actually reach the 18th floor of NoG.
        In any case I say it was all a set up by Lord Beirut he somehow came across the ring in one of the two Yulan major war.

  5. Maybe an error:

    “Mosi himself trained in the Edicts of Destruction and the Edicts of Fate. In addition, he had reached an exceedingly, terrifyingly powerful level in both these Edicts. As far as the Edicts of Death went, Mosi himself was very nearly at the very peak of perfect, just a tiny step away from becoming a Paragon. Mosi was able to easily mentally dominate Seven Star Fiends!”

    “Edicts of Fate” should be “Edicts of Death”?

  6. Thanks a lot!
    Ah, how nice of mosi to come by and tell linley! Woo—-! Ah, so that’s the thing that’s left, and yes, please, doehring! Though yeah, i kind of know what happened to him…?
    But anyway, nice to have friends visiting!

  7. “Mosi himself trained in the Edicts of Destruction and the Edicts of Fate.”
    Looks like everyone who kept saying (without any evidence) that you can only train in a single Edict just got BTFO.

  8. next chapter isnt that the lighting guy who went from island to island killing bandits? While oliver was travelling with linley. Starmist sea?

    The lord of that island brain washed strong ppl to work under him. But he managed to escape..

  9. Even if he did gather the artifacts, didnt the sovereigns say that they are useless to deities.
    I wonder if a person holding the last fragment will go to Linley.

  10. Guys remember, this isn’t a story about the Coiling Dragon Multiverse, it’s the Story of Linley. If an event or group of people that were set up arnt relevant to his life, they don’t matter. IET most likely did experience most of them through but Linley wasn’t involved so he didn’t have a reason to write it out.

  11. Thanks for the chapter Ren and I Eat Tomatoes!

    He needs to be careful. The may be watching him, and if he openly looks for the last item, he would be implicating himself.

    1. That could work actually. Though I’m kinda surprised that Linley hasn’t walked up to Beirut and been like “Yo we should totally take a nice relaxing walk in the Yulan plane *wink wink* tots don’t have crazy overgod stuff to talk about”

  12. had used a hammer to effortlessly defeat and send feeling ‘Lomio’,

    feeling should be flying

    had used a hammer to effortlessly defeat and send flying ‘Lomio’,

  13. Huh. Neat. Mosi that soul dominating guy who fought the lightning guy lomio. Cool stuff. Oh and a chance to make a wish. Again neat. I’ve always been curious. There are four overgods right? Well these overgods are the manifestations of the edicts they preside over. Then does that mean someone or something made said edicts? And how made the elemental laws? Its never really mentioned hoe the divine planes happened only how the higher planes happened.

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