Book 20, Chapter 48

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Book 20, The Crown’s Riddle – Chapter 48, Success

Within chaotic space. A green blur and a red blur stood in midair, staring at each other.

“You are…” Teresia looked carefully at Bluefire. “That lucky kid?”

“Lucky?” Bluefire smiled, then nodded. “Right.”

Bluefire looked carefully back at Teresia. “Judging from the looks of you, it seems as though you didn’t gain any advantage in your battle with Beirut? A Lesser Sovereign who is also a Paragon, in the face of Beirut’s ultimate attacks, doesn’t seem to fare so well.”

“He, he’s a madman.” When Teresia thought back to his earlier battle with Beirut, he couldn’t help but feel enraged.

Beirut had launched one staff blow after another, surging forth like the wild, endless waves of the sea.

He was like a madman, just wildly smashing down.

Teresia was only able to just barely prevent himself from losing.

“Beirut has an advantage in terms of his Sovereign weapon as well.” Teresia said silently to himself.

Sovereign artifacts were all ordinary artifacts that had been constantly nurtured by a Sovereign’s ‘Will’ and power. After a long period of time, they would then form into a Sovereign artifact.

But the artifacts which were created generally didn’t have different levels of power, unless the difference in the original materials for the items were vastly different in quality.

For example, other Sovereigns’ artifacts might be made from ordinary mineral ores, while Beirut’s was created from divine spark essence.

Of course there would be a difference in these two Sovereign artifacts!

Beirut, as a divine beast ‘Godeater Rat’, had an extremely powerful body. That, paired with his Sovereign’s Will, made his material attacks extremely terrifying. In addition, thanks to possessing the innate divine ability, ‘Godeater’, Beirut’s soul defense had become incredibly terrifying as well. Although they were both Lesser Sovereigns…even Teresia, someone who had also become a Paragon in the Laws, found it hard to defeat Beirut.

“Beirut’s innate gifts are incredible; he is comparable to the former Four Divine Beasts. What of you, then? Do you think that you can stop me?” Teresia stretched his hand out, and that icy sickle once more appeared in his hand.

“Oh?” Bluefire smiled slightly. A fiery long spear suddenly appeared in his hands, and the sharpness of the tip of the spear seemed to cause the surrounding chaotic space to tremble.

“Come, then…” Bluefire suddenly smiled. The right arm which held the long spear suddenly trembled, causing the surrounding space within a hundred meters to begin swirling like a whirlpool…

But enough of the battle between Bluefire and Teresia for now. Beirut’s group of three was continuing to frantically advance towards the Yulan Plane at high speed.

“Fortunately, Bluefire was quite fast. Although I still have to carry the two of you over, by the looks of it, the Chief Sovereign of Light won’t be able to catch up.” Beirut’s divine sense informed him as to how far away the Chief Sovereign of Light was. Based the speed at which the two sides travelled at, he could easily tell whether or not the Chief Sovereign of Light would be able to catch up.

“Lord Beirut, how did Mr. Leylin become a Sovereign?” Linley was puzzled. “Back then, in the Planar Battlefield, wasn’t Mr. Leylin a Paragon?”

“If Mr. Leylin was a Sovereign during the Planar War, when Magnus wanted to kill my Boss, why didn’t he arrive earlier?” Bebe said, puzzled.

“Bluefire is the same as me; his Sovereign clone isn’t able to enter the other Divine Planes or Higher Planes.” Beirut said with a sigh.

“The Bluefire who entered the Planar Battlefield was just his original body and his divine earth clone. His divine fire clone remained within the Yulan Plane.” Beirut laughed as he explained.

“Original body?” Linley instantly understood.

Bluefire should have had three bodies as well. One a Saint-level original body, one a fire-type divine clone, and one an earth-type divine clone. Bluefire’s fire-type divine clone had become a Sovereign. When his Saint-level original body joined together with his earth-type divine clone, it naturally possessed the Godrealm of a Highgod. As for Sovereign power…he could borrow from his Sovereign clone.

As for the profound mysteries of the Laws? His Saint-level original body would naturally understand the Laws of Fire.

As for the power of Will…

Upon becoming a Sovereign, given how powerful the Will of his Sovereign clone was, although the Will of his other clones would be much weaker, they would still be comparable to a Paragon’s Will.

“No wonder.” Linley let out a sigh.

“Grandpa Beirut, you haven’t yet explained how Mr. Leylin became a Sovereign.”

“This…” Beirut hesitated momentarily, then shook his head. “This is rather complicated. I won’t be able to explain it all in a brief period of time. Once we return to the Yulan Plane, I’ll discuss it with you in detail…Bluefire and I have been forging Linley this entire time. Given your current strength, Linley, it is about time.”

Linley felt a surge of puzzlement. However, as they were currently fleeing, this truly wasn’t the time to chat in detail.

They continued to fly forward.

“Whooosh.” Chaotic streams of energy flew everywhere, and space constantly ruptured and collapsed.

Linley’s group of three travelled forward at high speed for quite some time. They were drawing close to the Yulan Plane, and at this moment, a surge of energy drew close to them from behind at high speed.

“Linley. Bebe.” That gentle voice rang out as the figure approached them.

“Mr. Leylin.” Linley and Bebe looked over. The newcomer was Leylin ‘Bluefire’.

Bluefire was a Sovereign, and also a Paragon. Experts of the Laws of Fire were specialized in speed…Bluefire’s speed was naturally somewhat faster than Beirut’s. Given that Beirut was also bringing two people with him, Beirut’s speed naturally grew even slower. It only made sense that Bluefire was able to catch up.

“Bluefire, how was Teresia? Annoying to deal with, right?” Beirut laughed as he spoke.

“Of course a Paragon of Wind would be hard to deal with.” Bluefire laughed calmly. “But I’m a Paragon Sovereign as well. I wasn’t able to do anything to him, but he wasn’t able to do anything to me either. Now that both of us are here, that Teresia naturally won’t dare to come over and just invite more suffering upon himself.”

“You are all Paragons, but I…” Beirut sighed. “It truly is hard to become a Paragon.”

“It truly is.” Linley nodded as well.

To the outside world, the story was that he was a Paragon. But Linley, of course, knew…that his power came not from being a Paragon, but from his four-way soul mutation.

“Haha…” Beirut suddenly laughed. “The Yulan Plane is up ahead. The Chief Sovereign of Light has been hastening towards us this entire time for nothing.” Beirut was quite smug. While speaking, the four of them arrived at the borders of the distant, massive plane.

Linley’s eyes couldn’t help but light up. They flew away from the center of that flow of chaotic space and towards the edges of the plane.

“The Yulan Plane. Here we are!” Linley felt extremely excited.

After reaching the Yulan Plane, he finally would be able to safely summon the Overgod. In addition, his family and friends were in the Yulan Plane as well…

“Haha, Augusta! We’ve already arrived. You’ve been hurrying over with no stop and no rest, but alas, in the end, you weren’t able to catch up.” Beirut, while drawing close to the planar borders, stared into the distant and spoke out through divine sense. “This was a rare chance for you, but you weren’t able to grasp it. You really are useless.”

A good distance away, deep in chaotic space, the Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta, simply stood there, an ugly look on his face.

“That Teresia really is useless.” Augusta said to himself.

But he understood that once the second Sovereign, ‘Bluefire’, made his appearance, it was guaranteed that there was no way Teresia would be able to tie down Beirut.

“Beirut, don’t be so smug. No matter how smug you are, you are limited to the Yulan Plane. If you have any ability…why don’t you let your Sovereign clone come to the Divine Light Plane or to the Infernal Realm.” The Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta, sent mockingly. “A fellow who is as cowardly as a rat, actually dares to talk so brashly?”

But Beirut wasn’t the slightest bit angry.

“As cowardly as a rat? I’m a Godeater Rat to begin with!” Beirut sent back with a laugh. “I, a Godeater Rat, love to eat divine sparks. I even like Sovereign sparks…haha…and I’m quite sorry about what happened that year! Haha…” Beirut was utterly delighted with himself.

Augusta, hearing these words, had an even uglier look appear on his face.

“Linley, Bebe, let’s go. Let’s go home.” Beirut laughed loudly. “Let Augusta slowly stew in his anger. Ideally, he’ll die from it.”

Augusta’s divine sense was spread out; naturally, he was able to hear these words. He became all the more enraged. But him and Beirut were like fire and water to begin with; even if Beirut had spoken kindly towards him, Augusta wouldn’t spare him. Thus, as Beirut saw it, he might as well anger Augusta a bit more.

“Oh, time to go home.” Bebe called out jubilantly as well.

Immediately, Beirut, Bluefire, Linley, and Bebe passed through the planar boundary and returned to the Yulan Plane.

In the air above the vast South Sea of the Yulan Plane. Beirut’s group of four was jubilantly flying through the skies.

“Haha, when I think about the look on Augusta’s face, I feel absolutely tickled.” Beirut laughed loudly.

“We are finally back. It is all over.” Linley felt as though he was in a dream. Everything was so perfect.

“Mr. Leylin, that continent you created is right ahead of us.” Bebe pointed towards a distant continent. This continent had been created by Bluefire through relying on his divine earth clone. After having been shaped and sculpted by Bluefire, it was now far larger than even the Yulan continent.

In addition, in the past, Beirut and Bluefire had jointly moved tens of millions of humans, many magical beasts, and many types of living creatures over to this continent.

In the past three thousand years, this continent had flourished and reached a population of billions as well.

“Lord Beirut, I have to admit something to you.” Linley said honestly.

“Eh?” Beirut looked towards Linley.

“I have three of the Overgod talismans.” Linley didn’t hide anything at all. Linley still felt very grateful towards Beirut. In addition…he was about to prepare to summon the Overgod. There was no way he would be able to hide that now.

“Three?” Beirut and Bluefire were both shocked.

Bebe nodded and chortled as well. “That rumor which Molde had made up back then wasn’t completely false. The nine soul pearls had indeed fallen into my Boss’s hands. As for the pentametal crown…my Boss was lucky enough to encounter it during the Planar War.”

“Haha…the heavens are helping us.” Beirut laughed loudly.

“Haha, wonderful. Beirut, this is absolutely wonderful.” Bluefire couldn’t help but laugh loudly as well.

Linley and Bebe exchanged glances.

What was going on?

Just because he acquired three Overgod talismans, Beirut and Bluefire would lose their composure like this?

“Linley.” Beirut’s eyes were shining. He seemed to be a beggar who was seeing a fortune worth trillions.” You have three talismans. You are about to summon the Overgod, and when you do, remember, you must request a Overgod artifact. As for what type of Overgod artifact…perhaps a defensive Overgod artifact or perhaps an Overgod weapon. Both would be good. You choose for yourself what you want!”

“Right.” Bluefire said hurriedly to Linley as well. “Choose an Overgod artifact! This is a rare opportunity.”

“Linley, you truly are quite formidable, to be able to hide this for so long…yes, you’ve done very well. You’ve acquired an Overgod artifact. Your actions were completely correct. Haha..I originally only thought you’d have, at most, two Overgod talismans. Who would’ve thought that you’d have three?” Beirut clearly was quite excited.

“An Overgod artifact…wonderful.” Bluefire couldn’t but sigh in praise as well.

Linley was rather astonished, but then he said with a forced laugh, “Lord Beirut, Mr. Leylin, I truly must apologize. I’m not planning to ask for an Overgod artifact!”

Beirut and Bluefire’s laughter came to a halt. The looks on their face froze as they stared towards Linley in astonishment.

“Linley, what did you just say?” Beirut was completely stunned.

The nearby Bebe said, “Grandpa Beirut, the reason my Boss has risked his life to acquire the Overgod talismans was because…Boss has always been wanting a way to bring Grandpa Doehring back to life. Grandpa Doehring is extremely important to him.”

“Doehring Cowart?” Beirut couldn’t believe it. He frantically urged, “Linley, I know about you and Doehring Cowart, but he’s already dead. His soul is dissipated and dispersed. Perhaps the Overgod of Life can bring him back, but…he is only a Saint. To sacrifice such a precious opportunity for him? This is an Overgod mission. You can acquire an Overgod artifact!” Beirut was extremely frantic.

“Linley. You can’t waste an opportunity like this. An Overgod mission will be issued only once in countless years. Even if there is a second one, you won’t necessarily be able to complete it.” Bluefire said frantically as well.

Linley looked at Beirut and Bluefire, forced out a smile, then shook his head.

“I’m sorry…”

Linley let out a sigh. “Lord Beirut, it is true that I wish to train to the very pinnacle of power. However, in my heart, the value of an Overgod artifact can’t even compare to Grandpa Doehring. Forget about an Overgod artifact; even if I had to give up my power as a Soul Mutate, I wouldn’t hesitate. In my heart…Grandpa Doehring is as important as my parents. He is also my true teacher!”

Family, teacher, guide…

This was what Doehring Cowart was to Linley.

“Linley, you can’t act based on sentiment. This is a rare opportunity! It is an Overgod artifact! Even Chief Sovereigns would go crazy for such a treasure.” Beirut said hurriedly.

“Linley, you can’t give up this chance.” Bluefire said frantically as well.

Linley just shook his head stubbornly, then said with apologetic regret, “Lord Beirut, if it hadn’t been for Grandpa Doehring, I probably would just be an ordinary mortal. Perhaps I wouldn’t even be able to restore my clan. As for the Overgod artifact…it is precious, but I have no other desire, other than for Grandpa Doehring to come back to life. I hope that you will understand, Lord Beirut.” Linley bowed solemnly.

“But…” Bluefire didn’t know what to say.

Bluefire and Beirut exchanged a glance. Beirut just let out a powerless sigh. “Alright, Linley. I understand how you are feeling. You were the one to complete this Overgod mission. I won’t force you! Make your own decision.”

“Apologies.” Linley bowed once more.

When this word came out, Beirut and Bluefire couldn’t help but to laugh sourly. Clearly, Linley had already decided that he would choose to save Doehring Cowart!

“Overgod.” Linley took a deep breath, then began to remove the three talismans. The Overgods were the personifications of the Edicts, and since the countless planes all operated in accordance with the Edicts…naturally, the Edicts were omnipresent. In other words, the Overgods were omnipresent as well.

The material planes held the Overgods. Chaotic space held the Overgods. The Higher Planes held the Overgods. They were truly omnipresent!

The Overgods were neither human nor living.

They were the Edicts!

Thus, they could appear anywhere. A summons to the Overgods could thus occur anywhere as well.

“I hope this is successful.” Linley murmured silently to himself. In his mind, the image of Grandpa Doehring once more sprang to mind, while at the same time, the pentametal crown, studded with the nine soul pearls, appeared in Linley’s hands, along with that red caltrop diamond. The nearby Beirut and Bluefire, seeing this, couldn’t help but laugh sourly.

The pentametal crown just hovered there. The red caltrop diamond hovered there as well.

“Swish!” The red caltrop diamond flew into the final, remaining central setting in the pentametal crown. It emitted countless rays of green light, causing even the sun to temporarily seem to grow dim by comparison.

“Rumble…” The world began to shake.

A blurry figure slowly began to appear, and a terrifying aura began to spread out. The pentametal crown immediately flew over towards the head of that blurred figure. The aura was so powerful that even Beirut and Bluefire couldn’t help but bow. Linley’s eyes lit up. He knew who the person in front of him was.

“The Overgod of Life!”

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128 thoughts on “Book 20, Chapter 48” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Can anyone tell me where I can find info comparing MGA and CD? After reading them I have found info from both novels which are by different authors to be similar. I don’t think it counts as a spoiler, but since it might be a spoiler to many people, then I won’t mention it here. However I am quite puzzled about this since I don’t know if the authors took the other authors idea, or if it is something related to Chinese mythology. I tried looking at the forums but I wasn’t able to find anything answering my doubts.

    Oh and by the way, whoever recommended me MGA, thank you!! It’s an awesome read!

    1. Well… that’s because they’re the same genre.

      Xianxia novels are characterized by the existence of immortal cultivation, and the story typically revolves around the main character’s path to reaching the peak of cultivation (or somewhere really close to the top).

    2. When I kept seeing the word “Profound” being bombarded in virtually every Xianxia story, I suddenly felt like I was reading the same story as well.
      ‘Took me a while to understand they all use the same material as their base.

      The one that drove me crazy the most, was “Against the Gods”. Bloody everything is Profound.
      Profound Castle, Profound Continent, Profound Arts, Profound Cultivator, Profound Academy..
      F*** me, that gave me a seizure.

  2. Thank you for the chapter.

    I think “Yulan” should be “Light” and you’re missing the word “have” in this sentence:

    “If you [have] any ability… Why don’t you let your Sovereign clone come to the Yulan Plane or to the Infernal Realm?”

    In this paragraph:

    “Beirut, don’t be so smug. No matter how smug you are, you are limited to the Yulan Plane. If you any ability…why don’t you let your Sovereign clone come to the Yulan Plane or to the Infernal Realm.” The Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta, sent mockingly. “A fellow who is as cowardly as a rat, actually dares to talk so brashly?”

    I might be wrong, but it just sounds right to me.

  3. Haha..I originally only thought you’d have, at most, two Overgod talismans.
    .. –> …

    Linley let out a sigh. “Lord Beirut, it is true that in my heart, I wish to train to the very pinnacle of power. However, in my heart, the value of an Overgod artifact can’t even compare to Grandpa Doehring.
    However, in my heart –> However, in my heart of hearts?

    Linley let out a sigh. “Lord Beirut, it is true that in my heart, I wish to train to the very pinnacle of power. However, in my heart of hearts, the value of an Overgod artifact can’t even compare to Grandpa Doehring.

    1. Linley has power exeeding a highgod paragon because of his much stronger will from the soul mutation but willpower doesnt really define a paragon becoming a paragon meant to fuse all laws of an element/edict together and he still isnt able to do that 🙂

    2. What a journey indeed feels like iv’e been reading Coiling Dragon all my life Can’t believe it’s closing in on the end.

      Oh damn just remembered something… i have never heard of a Sovereign soul mutate. i’m starting to wonder what would happen if Linley somehow managed to reach sovereign level with all four divine Clones and produce that black energy with sovereign power. just think about it Augusta made the divine light plane. but what would happen if Linley attempted to make a plane out of fused Fire, Water, Earth and wind. would that end up as a material plane or maybe simply Chaotic space? (or maybe Divine plane of…)

      Fusing the Sovereign divine power should make perhaps Possibly give Linley the ability to make Material planes or Chaotic Space. out of the 7 elements and 4 edicts witch is Water, Earth, Fire, Wind, Lighting, Darkness, Light and the four edicts Destruction, Fate, Life, and death. to create a material plane i don’t think it would be necessary for Linley to fuse Light, darkness and lightning inn the elements since those three can be produced from the four other elements. as for the edicts i don’t think their necessary either cuz their just edicts they will be there whether he likes it or not. and chaotic space where just made up of massive amounts of the four elements thus we could possibly have naturally formed material planes.

      Inn the end wouldn’t that give Linley a similar position as The four Overgod’s? this could be true as long as the natural Laws are not dependent on the four edicts (the Overgods). Making Linley The Overgod of the “Natural” laws. well of course Linley can still be seen as Just a simple Soul Mutate with Sovereign power that could create miracles.

      Educated guesswork. Gonna be fun too see how muck is right (if any)……

      please reply (no spoiler’s, Theories Only)

      1. Just remembered if a plane where to be created by someone with similar powers to an Overgod the plane should be far more stable than an ordinary material plane…. it should also be far more stable than an ordinary Chief Sovereign is capable off. (maybe it could surpass the stability of the infernal realm)

  4. Ren I love you!
    Thanks for the chapter Ren, I Eat Tomatoes, and RZ of New York! Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack ❤

  5. Shit is about to get real if Augusta wo is pretty close or any other Sovereign is able to sense that the Overgod has decended onto the Yulan plane Linley doesnt even need to think about leaving because he lied in the face of all sovereign they will be pretty angry i think even more when they hear he used it to revive a mere saint back to life xD
    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

    1. The thing is that he did not lie to them. He just carefully chose his words to conceal the truth. The oaths that he gave were not false. He didn’t know about the overgod mission or artifacts until Teresia mentioned it by name. He also did not have the artifacts on any of his clones thanks to Bebe.

      1. The oaths where no lies because he was a sneaky little devil in choosing his words but given that he was still not willing to hand them over while he obviously had them since hes calling the overgod now and given the temperament of some of the sovereigns like augusta and that wind type sovereign how many of them will care about how he choose to tricked them?
        And given the temptation an overgod artifact has even on sovereigns if they where to know that he used it to revive a mere saint they will explode with fury i think xD

  6. Wait, what? I just had to do a double take from the teaser on the next page:

    “Since the creation of the universe, this is the seventh Overgod mission.”
    Seventh Overgod mission? There were 4 where the chief sovereigns of Destruction/Fate/Life/Death were victorious and got an Overgod artefact each and one where the chief sovereign of light got one and if you add Linley’s now that makes six.
    Where did the seventh come from?

      1. I very much doubt that, especially considering I’m about 99% sure that it was mentioned they have one each, not “They each have one, except XXXXX who has two of them.” or anything like that.

        1. Even if it was mentioned it doesn’t mean anything because it’s based on the knowledge of the characters. What if one of the Sovereigns, who already had 1 artifact, collected all the Overgod talismans before it was known to other Sovereigns? He would have 2 Overgod artifacts yet others would think that he only has 1. It’s all used to make the story more interesting. It’s the same with power levels, at the start of the story we learned that a Saint was the highest attainable level but later on more power levels were introduced as the story progressed.

          1. The other problem with your theory is that the sovereigns seem to think there’s only been 6 missions, so if there was a 7th in there somewhere with one of the chiefs getting a second artifact it definitely wouldn’t have been unknown.

            It’s kind of difficult for sovereigns to miss the summoning of an overgod like that.

    1. My assumption is that there are the 5 that gave Overgod Artifacts to the Chief Sovereigns of Destruction, Fate, Life, Death and Light then there are two wishes that have been granted by the Overgod of Life. Something about the fact that it was specifically said it’s the second mission she has given makes me think that she has never given out an Overgod Artifact. The idea of the the Overgod of Life wanting to give a reward that helps to end the lives of others seems twisted to me. But giving a reward to those that value life above all else …

      1. It’s four Overgods one for each Edict, and they have each given one mission out. But it has started over and now her and another Overgod has given out two Overgod missions. Now Linley and the others could look forward to two more Overgod missions in the future from the next two Overgods that haven’t given out two missions yet.

        1. There have been seven missions not six. Given the fact that five Sovereigns have an Overgod Artifact, there is a likelihood that someone else used a wish. Of the four Overgods the only two that makes sense to me for a Sovereign to get a wish granted by are Life and Death. Returning someone who has died or killing someone or some people you can’t.

          I just don’t see Fate granting any sort of wish. Of course that is dependent on the idea of Fate being responsible for the flow of peoples lives. If you complete an Overgod mission for Fate I would assume that the fact you did and the result would be written by Fate and if that isn’t the case what wish could Fate grant? Destruction is kind of the same, aside from the destruction of any plane that isn’t one of the Four Higher Planes, what could the Overgod of Destruction grant? For the most part everything else is inside a Sovereigns power already. It’s unlikely that Destruction would grant that sort of wish anyway.

          1. There’s 3 possibilities I see for the 7th Overgod mission:

            1: Some sneaky person managed to secretly complete a 7th mission somewhere and summon an Overgod with absolutely nobody noticing anything unusual, maybe requesting a wish of some kind.

            2: We know that the chief Sovereign of light’s Overgod artifact doesn’t suit him, maybe the unaccounted for mission has something to do with it somehow?

            3: Translator error, he meant to put six but messed up. (Despite spelling the word out and everything?)

  7. I personally think The Overgods of Destruction and Death are dudes, and the one of Fate is also a woman. I think it’s cliche but true men were the first to destroy / kill and women are know for bringing life into the world and being fortune tellers or being fate predictors.

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