Book 21, Chapter 11

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Book 21, The Peak – Chapter 11, Hunt and Kill, A Storm Brews!

To hunt and kill a Sovereign, then fuse with his divine spark.

To Linley, a four-way Soul Mutate, this was indeed a possible avenue for increasing his power.

“Attract the wrath of other Sovereigns who would stop us?” Beirut paused momentarily, then nodded and said, “Naturally, there is a pact between the Sovereigns. If a Chief Sovereign was to fight a Lesser Sovereign, that would be a slaughter. Thus, if anyone violate the pact, the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts will join forces to punish them!”

Linley’s heart clenched.

The Chief Sovereigns of the Four Edicts jointly punish them?

“It seems as though the Overgods don’t care about fratricide amongst Sovereigns.” Linley suddenly said.

The nearby Bluefire laughed calmly. “The Overgods are only the Edicts. They are only responsible for making sure that the countless planes of the universe function normally. They won’t care about the deaths of the Sovereigns. If a Sovereign dies, there will definitely be another Sovereign born. The main issue is that the Sovereigns themselves worried that if this sort of internal slaughter was to occur, the universe would be too chaotic. Thus, they came together in agreement on a pact.”

“What does this pact entail?” Linley immediately asked.

Beirut laughed calmly, “The pact is simple. There are three ranks of Sovereigns. If a lower-ranked Sovereign did not antagonize a higher-ranked Sovereign, the higher-ranked Sovereign is not permitted to slaughter the lower-ranked Sovereign. Only Sovereigns at the same ranks are able to battle each other. This point was decided upon jointly by the Chief Sovereigns of the Four Edicts!”

“So only Sovereigns of the same level of power are permitted to fight each other?” Linley nodded to himself.

“If that’s the case, then doesn’t that mean the Chief Sovereigns of the Four Edicts are permitted to easily slaughter the other Chief Sovereigns?”

“Haha…” Beirut couldn’t help but laugh. “Linley, are you an idiot? The Chief Sovereigns can fight against each other, yes, and the Chief Sovereigns of the Four Edicts have Overgod artifacts that suit their nature, true. But just because they have powerful weapons doesn’t mean that their speed is greater than that of the other Chief Sovereigns. If the other Chief Sovereigns aren’t able to overcome them, can’t they run?”

“Oh. Right. Right.” Linley said, embarrassed.

Sovereigns of the same rank generally wouldn’t be too different from each other in terms of speed, especially since they would be able to discover the enemy from far away through their Sovereign sense.

“But in the past, Augusta killed the Four Divine Beasts. This…doesn’t this count as violating the pact?” Linley couldn’t help but say, puzzled.

“I told you that only Sovereigns of the same level of power were permitted to fight each other. This pointed towards people at the same level of power; what matters is actual power!” Beirut said. “The Four Divine Beasts, although all Lesser Sovereigns, were comparable to a Chief Sovereign when working together. How could they be treated as Lesser Sovereigns? Wouldn’t that allow them to massacre all of the Lesser Sovereigns?”

Linley understood now.

The Four Divine Beasts had been placed on the level of ‘Chief Sovereigns’ in power.

“Linley. In terms of power, you, too, are at the ‘Chief Sovereign’ level.” Beirut laughed insidiously. “However, nobody knows. We can go hunt and kill one Sovereign, and you can fuse the Sovereign spark. By then, even if the other Sovereigns find you, you can just find an excuse for what you did. That shouldn’t be too hard.”

Linley was moved, and he laughed. “I understand!”

Others didn’t know the secret of him being a Soul Mutate, and thus it shouldn’t be too hard for him to make something up.

“In addition, the Chief Sovereign of Destruction is on fairly close terms with us. He will help speak on our behalf.” Beirut laughed calmly. “As I recall, the Chief Sovereign of Death is on fairly good terms with you as well, Linley.”

The pact was decided upon jointly by the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts. Given that the Chief Sovereigns of Destruction and Death were on good terms with Linley’s side, this matter naturally wouldn’t prove problematic.

“Hunt and kill a Sovereign. Who should we hunt and kill?” Linley suddenly asked.

“Linley. You should still require a wind-type Sovereign spark and a fire-type Sovereign spark, right? Is it better to have a Lesser Sovereign spark or an Intermediate Sovereign spark, or even a High Sovereign spark?” Beirut asked instead. Clearly, Beirut understood the principles of balance, which was why he asked.

Linley nodded and said, “Lesser Sovereign spark!”

When he fused four types of divine power, although divine power was much weaker than Sovereign power, because of the balance of the fusion, the four-way fusion of divine power was actually ten times more powerful than Sovereign power. In addition, it also strengthened the body, strengthened artifacts, and had other miraculous effects.

It wasn’t necessarily true that the stronger the Sovereign spark, the better. What mattered more was…balance!

“Very well. We shall now go kill either a wind-element Lesser Sovereign or a fire-element Lesser Sovereign.” Beirut paused momentarily, then said, “Amongst the Sovereigns, the one whom we are on the worst terms with is the Sovereign of Wind, Teresia! Originally, when I acquired the four Sovereign sparks, after I went to the Infernal Realm, Teresia tried to threaten me.”

“Teresia…”

Linley nodded.

In the Infernal Realm, if it hadn’t been for the Bloodridge Sovereign appearing, Teresia might nearly have killed Linley for the sake of the nine soul pearls.

In addition, in the void of chaotic space, if it hadn’t been for Beirut and Bluefire successively blocking Teresia, on that occasion as well, Linley probably wouldn’t have been able to bring the Overgod talisman back to the Yulan Plane.

“Teresia has acted against me multiple times and wanted to kill me. In addition, there lies an old grudge between Teresia and yourself, Grandpa Beirut.” Linley nodded. “Then…let’s make him the one!”

“Hmph. Teresia is a mere Lesser Sovereign, and yet he has quite a bit of ambition.” Bluefire nodded as well. “He deserves death.”

The three Sovereigns of the Yulan Plane, in just a few moments, had determined the fate of a different Sovereign.

Three days later.

Linley bid his family and friends farewell. As for the target of this mission, to hunt and kill a Sovereign? Linley only told Delia, Bebe, and a few others. Delia and the others had all been stunned at the decision of Linley and the other two, but Delia and Bebe were filled with sufficient confidence towards Linley, Beirut, and Bluefire.

“Boss, your actions will determine if I’ll be able to roam about and adventure in the various planes in the future.” Bebe pursed his lips and laughed.

“Just wait and watch.” Linley laughed loudly.

“Linley, be careful.” Delia warned.

“Right.” Linley gently squeezed Delia’s hands, then turned and left.

This mission, according to their plans, wouldn’t take too long. Linley said a few more words to his family and friends, then left alongside Beirut and Bluefire.

The Yulan Plane. The vast, endless North Sea region.

Linley, Beirut, and Bluefire were currently flying leisurely to the north. The three weren’t in the slightest rush at all.

“Linley, have you gained anything from your five thousand years of analyzing the blood essences of the Four Divine Beasts?” Beirut asked.

“Not much.” Linley shook his head and laughed. “Because Gates and his four brothers at Dragonblood Castle are of the Black Tortoise lineage, through them, I’ve gained a bit of understanding as to how one should unleash the power of the blood essence of the Black Tortoise. I am also now able to hypothesize at the mechanism by which the ancestor of my Azure Dragon clan, the ‘Azure Dragon’, was able to strengthen his body.”

The Azure Dragon’s body strengthening mechanism was borrowed from the Black Tortoise’s transformation.

“However, my body is already sufficiently powerful. After absorbing part of the blood essences of the four ancestors, it would just rise slightly in power by one level.” Linley laughed calmly. At his level, further strengthening his body was simply too difficult.

“As for the supreme innate divine ability of the Four Divine Beasts, I was unable to develop any insights into it.” Linley sighed. “After all, I never saw the Four Divine Beasts unleash their innate divine abilities. In addition, my understanding and insights regarding the soul were shallow to begin with.”

“Haha, don’t be discouraged. I’ve been researching for much longer than you, and I’ve even seen the Four Divine Beasts unleash their attacks. I also have a deep level of understanding regarding the soul. And yet, I’m still unable to understand it.” Beirut laughed calmly. “To be able to strengthen your body yet another time is something worth being happy over. Unfortunately, those blood essences aren’t able to strengthen me.”

The reason why they were useful for Linley was because Linley was a member of the Azure Dragon clan to begin with.

“Grandpa Beirut, Bluefire.” Linley suddenly smiled in mysterious manner.

“Eh?” The two looked at Linley, puzzled.

“Just now, I used my divine sense to scan both of you twelve times. Did you notice anything?” Linley laughed as he looked at them. Just then, Linley had intentionally scanned Beirut and Bluefire with his divine sense, but Beirut and Bluefire hadn’t noticed anything; they had continued to chat with him normally.

“What? You scanned us with divine sense?” Beirut and Bluefire exchanged glances, shocked.

“Right.” Linley nodded.

“This…” Beirut and Bluefire were truly stunned.

It must be understood that Sovereigns were able to sense it when another Sovereign scanned them. Even if a Chief Sovereign were to scan a Lesser Sovereign, the Lesser Sovereign would still sense it. This was because all Sovereigns, regardless of their level, used Sovereign power as the source of their spiritual energy! Sovereign power was all at the same level.

Differences in the power of their Will would cause slight differences in power, which would result in different scopes and ranges for their senses.

But speaking on a qualitative level, Sovereign senses were all the same.

“Perhaps it is becaused I used my fused Sovereign power to unleash my divine sense.” Linley laughed.

Fused Sovereign power was a full level stronger than ordinary Sovereign power.

For him to be able to scan other Sovereigns without them noticing was what he had expected.

It was much like how, in the Planar Battlefield, when Linley was merely a Deity, the post-mutation Linley could send out his divine sense without other Paragons being able to notice anything.

“Haha, this, this is wonderful.” Beirut was overjoyed. “Linley, with this being the case, even if you discover other Sovereigns through your divine sense, other Sovereigns wouldn’t realize that they were being scanned! Now, even if we want to act against Teresia, Teresia will have no idea that we are scanning him.”

“Right.” Linley was very happy as well.

The strength of his divine sense; this was one of the superiorities of his fused Sovereign power!

Beirut said jubilantly, “Originally, I was worried that Teresia would flee upon seeing us, and so I was planning for us to travel separately and surround him. But now, it seems, there is no need for that at all.”

“Haha, let’s go.” Bluefire laughed clearly. “Let’s prepare to go to the Divine Wind Plane!”

“Let’s head out.” Beirut and Linley both laughed as well as they flew towards the teleportation array.

The three Sovereigns of the Yulan Plane; this was the first time that they had left the Yulan Plane as Sovereigns!

Given that they were going to act against Teresia, Beirut naturally had begun to track Teresia’s movements early on. Through the Bloodridge Sovereign, Beirut had learned that Teresia had, five thousand years ago, already returned to the Divine Wind Plane.

The Divine Wind Plane had been jointly created long ago by the seven Sovereigns of Wind. It was vast and endless.

In terms of how many Deities they possessed, the Seven Divine Planes weren’t too far off from the Four Higher Planes; the figures were similarly astonishing. Countless Deities filled the nine continents of the Divine Wind Plane, and each day, many Deities would die, and many new geniuses would suddenly gain insights and make breakthroughs.

For the sake of survival, fight!

For the sake of glory, fight!

Countless Deities were struggling and battling across the nine continents of the Divine Wind Plane.

As for the Sovereigns? They were far above it all.

It was like watching countless ants struggle and battle. The Sovereigns laughed as they watched the various battles. As they saw it, this was just a game! Occasionally, they might choose an Emissary and intervene in the games.

The Divine Wind Plane. Qingya Island.

The silver-haired, hawk-nosed man, ‘Teresia’, was standing in front of a beach, staring into the endless sea.

Teresia was a very ambitious person. For the sake of growing more powerful, he was willing to do anything.

He had originally been a surpassing talent of the Dylan Plane [Di’lun]. A true genius, he had easily become a Deity, and then had come to the Netherworld, one of the Higher Planes, and engaged in constant battles and struggles until he had become a powerful Highgod! Back then, the 77 Sovereign sparks had been scattered across the Four Higher Planes. For the sake of the Sovereign sparks, countless experts had perished in miserable ways over the course of the struggles.

He had seized a Sovereign spark and had become a Sovereign of Wind!

After becoming a Sovereign, by relying on the power of faith energy, he had broken through the final barrier and stepped into the realm of Paragon!

He had never before been defeated. He had always been very self-confident!

Even after becoming a Sovereign, Teresia had never given up increasing his strength still further. At his current level, there were only three ways by which he could increase his strength. The first was to acquire an Overgod artifact. The second was to fuse with yet another Sovereign spark, so as to have another Sovereign clone. The third was to make it so that the Divine Wind Plane would win ten consecutive victories in the Planar Wars.

“Eh? What’s going on today. I keep on having a restless feeling in my heart.” Teresia frowned, his narrow, slitted eyes looking about him, his gaze like daggers.

Unconsciously, Teresia decided to stretch out his divine sense, and in an instant, it covered the entire Divine Wind Plane.

And as it just so happened…

Less than a hundred million kilometers away from him, there were three figures that were flying over at high speed.

A black-robed Beirut, a white-robed, crimson-browed Bluefire, and a sky blue robed Linley!

The three Sovereigns were flying shoulder-to-shoulder!

“Beirut, Linley, and that Sovereign of Fire!” Teresia’s face completely changed.


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64 thoughts on “Book 21, Chapter 11” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Do the over gods have control of the seven laws along with their own edicts? There are no over gods of the laws, so would that mean that they also have the ability to be a 8 way fusion?

    1. “Hmph. Teresia is a mere Lesser Sovereign, and yet he has quite a bit of ambition.” Bluefire nodded as well. “He deserves death.”

      Beirut was a mere highgod, and yet he interfered in sovereigns battle and stole sovereign sparks from a chief sovereign, that ought to be pretty ambitious too right? So according to Bluefire logic, Beirut too deserve to die! isn’t it?

      Haha! Too bad Augusta doesn’t have a badass grandson to take his revenge for him 😉

      Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  1. HYYYYYPE oh please give us another chapter today i need all of that sovereign battle juicness *-*
    So in the end only power determins who can fight against each other well then i hope they wont discover Linleys soul mutation so he can hunt down the lesser fire sovereign without problems 🙂
    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  2. Let the HUNT BEGIN!!!!! WAHAHAHAHAHA that hooked nosed bastard should really be the first blood! WAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    edit: hey guys. . . do you think the Overgods can spread their seeds? if you know what i mean.

    1. He should take a page from Chu Feng’s book of slaughter; kill Teresia and the murder everyone in the plane too, just for knowing him.
      Definitely not too far

  3. What???
    Isn’t Sovereign of Light is fastest?
    Why Teresia saying that he is fastest among all elements?!
    Or maybe because all Lesser Sovereigns of Light isn’t Paragons?!

    1. It was mentioned that less than 10 of the sovereigns are Paragons, so the probability of one of them being a lesser sovereign of light is probably pretty low.

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

  5. As a paragon lesser sovereign there is 3 way to make himself more powerfull, the overgod artifact (obviously), another spark but for the third way is making the divine wind plane win 10 time consecutive, was it previously mentioned ? or it’s something they will explain later. (I mean how it’s supposed to make them stronger)

    Most likely that third way power up all wind sovereign (given the wind plane wind 10 times in a row).

    1. 2nd way is wrong, u can never fuse with another sovereign spark of the same type again.
      and for the planar wars yea i think u can make a request to the overgod to upgrade yourself when you win in the planar wars a certain amount of times in a row.
      or he can attempt suicide and hope he becomes a soul mutate while unconscious on the borders of life and death lmao

      1. It never said fuse two of the same kind of spark, it said fuse a different spark type with one of his other elemental clones. Having a Sovereign clone of wind and also having a Sovereign clone of say, fire, is better than just being a Sovereign of wind.

    2. The ten consecutive victories thing, I’m 99% sure it’s never been mentioned before and is also what I came to comment about now. I hope we get to find out a little bit more about this somehow, like what benefit it grants and additional details about it etc. In hindsight I guess those planar battles must have a real purpose beyond just thinning out deity numbers, I was wondering why Sovereigns would take the time to reward participants who did well in them and what the purpose of ‘winning’ at the end was for.

      1. Pretty sure too that winning 10 planar wars can earn you something especially something that would be a gain for a sovereign was never mentioned before 🙂 kind of exited to hear what it is 🙂 given linleys strenght his non sovereing original body should be able to win 10x in a row without problems but i guess the time for that is to big since the planar wars are always apart countless years

        1. “given linleys strenght his non sovereing original body should be able to win 10x in a row without problems”
          Known Sovereigns aren’t allowed to participate and I think this also extends to all of the clones of that person – if someone tries to enter as a separate clone of a sovereign then they’re banned from participating most probably.

          Would be unfair to everyone else if they were allowed in, as a sovereign spark gives you a will boost across all your clones which is an advantage by itself. Besides, sovereigns have no need of the rewards from fighting in the planar battlefield as they themselves are the source of the rewards, so the only reason they would want to enter is in order to try and fix the results of the end battle. Also just to point out, Linley’s original body is at the saint level and it’s only with the assistance of one of his deity clones that he can use any elemental attacks, all his clones are obviously going to be sovereign level by the end of this so he’d have to get a destruction clone or something in order to even try.

          I’m pretty sure that if Linley wanted his plane of choice to win, he’d have to get Bebe and his sovereign’s emissarys to do it for him.

          1. Damn how did i overlook that completly forgot that his will gets a boost xD Your right would be pretty unfair for sovereins to send their will boosted bodys.
            Well guess bebe needs get his lazy ass up and become a paragon to win this 😀

  6. thx 4 chp

    ok… we all knew linley would go after teressia sooner or later…

    the real question is: will he be allowed by the other sovereigns to kill a second LS? hardly doubt it…

    the CSs will notice that linley is at a chief level and probably wont permit another kill…

    what now bro?

    1. The fight with Teressia, depending on how well Linley conceals his powers, it won’t be taken notice from any sovereigns besides chief light sovereign and his allies.
      Since sovereigns were following the caltrop diamond hunt it should be well known that Teressia tried to interfere on Linley’s escape and his fight with Beirut. Also due to yulan trio’s situation a 3v1 fight should be taken as revenge kill that needs to be complete before the chief sovereign of light has a chance to appear.

      Regarding the fire sovereign, since the rules permit for them hunt lesser sovereigns free of penalties (at least until Linley reveals his true power), I’m pretty sure that either:
      1- There is one that has pissed off enough sovereigns that they won’t bother to intervene
      2- There is one with a known connection to the chief sovereign of light and can be seen as a provocation/retaliation battle
      3- Beirut has a grievance against one and now, with the formation of the yulan trio, he can somewhat safely leave the material plane and pay him a visit

  7. Thank you for the chapter and all earlier chapters, it has been a real blast to read this story.
    Given Linley’s current power and his potential, at this point only the overgods can be somewhat confident in their ability to survive Linley going all out.. 😀

    1. I don’t think so, if the overfishing are the personification of the edicts, wouldn’t that mean that they also have control of the seven other laws;earth,wind…. I say this since there are no over gods of those laws. My overall point would be, the overge ate pretty much a 8 way fusion, their own edicts followed by the seven laws, which they also control.

      How could linley survive?

      1. Ehm, sure if the Overgods decide to go out and attack Linley, but in the eyes of the multiverse that would look like an adult trying to kill an infant, also Linley have never offended any of the overgods so why would they do it? Linley is after all just cleaning up the mess left by the other sovereigns when they alloved the Four divine beasts to be killed by that chief sovereign of light. If the overgods are true to their nature then they should just stand by and let Linley do whatever he pleases, as long as he doesnt tries to destroy the universe itself. Linley recieved his elemental powers from the universe, so the universe itself has deemed Linley worthy of everything thing he currently have achieved. Even the Overgods have to respect that.

  8. “To be able to strengthen your body yet another time is something worth being happy over. Unfortunately, those blood essences aren’t able to strengthen me.”
    time –> level
    “To be able to strengthen your body yet another level is something worth being happy over. Unfortunately, those blood essences aren’t able to strengthen me.”

  9. It’s been more than 24 hours since the last post, hasn’t it? I’m dying of impatience.

    Maybe not 24 hours, the times on posts being different time zones throws me off. But still, the last CD was up way early this morning for me, and it’s midnight now.

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