Book 21, Chapter 27

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Book 21, The Peak – Chapter 27, Memories

Linley looked over carefully.

This beautiful, brown-haired Angel, in terms of appearance, did seem rather similar to him.

“Is this Mother?” Linley felt a surge of agitation in his heart.


But the first reaction of this Twelve-Winged Angel, after descending, was to kneel down.

“Hmph.” With but a thought, Linley immediately sent out a surge of Sovereign power to press against the brown-haired Angel, preventing her from kneeling.

Linley couldn’t help but feel a hint of vexation in his heart, and he looked sideways at Augusta, musing to himself, “Augusta must have known that the Angel would kneel upon seeing him, but he didn’t say anything about it at all.” For an ordinary Angel to kneel was one thing, but the woman in front of him was very possibly Linley’s mother!

Linley wouldn’t permit that scene to occur.

Next to him, the Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta, let out a laugh. “Haha, alright, you can stand over there for now.”

“Yes.” The Twelve-Winged Angel was very obedient. She stood to one side, not saying a single word. Only, every so often, she would turn to look towards Linley with curiosity.

“Is she my mother?” Linley couldn’t help but give her a few glances as well.

When his mother had died, Linley had only been four or five years old. He didn’t have any memories of her at all. However, as Linley looked at this beautiful, pale-skinned woman, he had a certain feeling…as though his soul was shaken slightly. “I’ll still have to rely on Father to make the true determination! Father and mother went through life and death together; he will definitely be able to make a clear determination.” Linley mused.

In the skies of the Divine Light Realm. Linley’s wind-type Sovereign body was hastening this way, bringing his father, Hogg, with him.

“Father, Augusta has already brought out the Angel that seems to be Mother.” Linley said suddenly.

“Already?” A tinge of an excited red blush was on Hogg’s face.

“However, I can’t be completely certain yet.” Linley looked at his father. “Shortly, Father, you will have the chance to take a close look and see if it is Mother or not.”

“I will definitely be able to tell at one glance.” Hogg was completely certain.

At this point in time, a luxurious, dazzling island appeared within Linley and Hogg’s fields of vision. With green light flashing about them, Linley and Hogg entered the island.

Within the water garden.

“Swoosh.” Two figures descended from the skies; it was the green-haired Linley and Hogg. The green-haired Linley walked towards Linley’s original body, and then the two merged into one.

Upon landing…

Hogg seemed to be able to see only a single person; that brown-haired Angel, standing off to the side by herself.

Hogg’s mouth opened, but he didn’t say anything. His eyes instantly turned red.

“Li…Lina!” Hogg finally called out in a trembling voice.

The Twelve-Winged Angel turned her gaze towards Hogg, looking at him with curiosity. Ever so slightly, she frowned.

“Lina, you don’t recognize me?” Hogg immediately charged forward, grabbing the Twelve-Winged Angels hands. The Angel didn’t dare to act without permission, and so with a flash, she hurriedly dodged to one side.

“Father, don’t be impatient.” Linley hurriedly shouted.

“What is going on?” Hogg turned to look at Linley.

“Father, you tell me. Is she my mother?” Linley immediately asked.

“Yes! Absolutely, yes!” Hogg was completely certain. “They look absolutely identical. And her smell…I would never be able to forget it!” Hogg could still remember the scent of his wife, Lina, as she lay against him. Upon seeing the brown-haired Angel, he instantly became certain…

This was his wife!

“Haha, Linley, so you are searching for your mother.” Augusta began to laugh. “No wonder you care so much about this matter, Linley. I told you long ago that this was her; no need to be worried! In addition, according to the intelligence reports that my subordinates provided, in the past ten thousand years, there have only been three Deity-level Angel souls provided by the Yulan Plane; two men, one woman. Only one soul became a Twelve-Winged Angel; the woman’s! It’s actually quite odd. Ten thousand years, the Yulan Plane’s church offered that soul, but since then, they haven’t offered any at all.”

But Linley knew why.

It was because…the Radiant Church had been annihilated. Naturally, it wouldn’t be able to sacrifice any more souls.

“For the two of you, mother and son, to be reunited is a joyous occasion.” Augusta chortled as he spoke.

The Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, chuckled and nodded slightly as well.

“Right. This is my mother.” Linley didn’t hide it at all, and he looked towards Augusta and said solemnly, “Augusta, as I see it, let’s do this quickly. Give my mother her free will back, and I will give you the blood essences of the Four Divine Beasts. Right. Of the blood essences, there are only twenty eight drops of Black Tortoise blood essence; two drops are missing. Thus, I added two drops of Vermillion Bird blood essence to make up for it. Is that alright?”

“That’s not too much of an issue.”

Augusta looked towards Linley, then said slowly, “Linley, I have to inform you of something. After you hear what I have to say, you can decide as to whether or not you wish to make this trade.”

Linley’s heart trembled. He sensed that new variables were coming into play.

“Speak.” Linley said.

Augusta explained, “Angels are created from souls that were sacrificed in material planes. Through the Angelic Resurrection Pools, they are reborn as Angels! There is another often-heard expression; that Angels are human-shaped weapons, and that they can no longer be considered true living creatures at all. Do you know the true meaning within these words?”

Linley frowned.

Couldn’t be considered true living creatures? What did this mean?

Augusta continued, “For a mortal soul to be instantly transformed into a Twelve-Winged Angel…how could any living creature possibly instantly increase in power by that much?”

“When they are transformed by the Angelic Resurrection Pool, even their souls are slightly changed. Their souls are now no longer contained within their minds, but within their Angelcore; the Angelcore is the nucleus of their existence!” Augusta explained. “In addition, during the transformation, their soul will be changed as well, and all of their former memories will be wiped away. The only thing left to them will be their absolute loyalty to the Sovereigns of Light!”

Linley’s heart trembled.

“Augusta, are you saying…?” Linley had a rather foreboding feeling.

“Right. The Angelic Resurrection Pools, the places where Angels are created, aren’t something that we are capable of creating. The changes they unleash upon the soul are irreversible! Your mother is currently under my control, but even if I give her freedom, your mother would be nothing more than an emancipated Angel. She still won’t have any of the memories from before she became an Angel!” Augusta looked at Linley.

Linley instantly felt somewhat lost.

He had thought that upon gaining her freedom, his mother would also regain her memories.

But now, it seemed, that was completely impossible.

Augusta’s words were quite reasonable. It was the Angelic Resurrection Pool which had transformed her. The only thing which Augusta could do was to give Linley’s mother free will; he wasn’t able to reverse the changes to her soul.

“Father.” Linley turned to look at Hogg.

The nearby Hogg had heard and understood. He knew that there was no way for his wife, Lina, to regain her memories. His face couldn’t help but turn pale as well, but upon seeing Linley turn to him, Hogg still squeezed out a smile. He sent mentally, “Linley, if there is no way to recover her memories, then there is no way. It will be as though your mother and I are meeting again for the first time.”

“Alright.” Linley nodded slightly.

“Linley, if you aren’t able to accept this, then we can just go ahead and put aside our agreement.” The Chief Sovereign of Light looked at Linley.

“No need. You can let my mother regain her freedom.” Linley looked at the Chief Sovereign of Light.

Augusta nodded, then gritted his teeth and closed his eyes.

“Eh?” Linley, through his fused divine sense, could tell that Augusta had sent out a tendril of his own divine sense into the mind of the Angel. Slowly, Augusta’s face began to turn rather pale.

“Hmph.” Augusta let out a low growl.

Suddenly, Augusta’s face turned bone white, and his entire body swayed uncontrollably. The nearby Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, waved his hand, sending out a surge of Sovereign power to press against Augusta, preventing him from falling.

“Wait a while. I need to rest a moment.” Augusta said, then immediately closed his eyes to focus internally.

“It seems as though Augusta’s soul has been damaged.” Linley watched this all happen. He had no idea at all as to the price which Augusta had paid to let Linley’s mother recover her free will. However, from what the Chief Sovereign of Death and others had said, Linley knew that there was definitely a very, very high price to be paid for allowing an Angel to regain free will.

Augusta didn’t even ask Linley for the blood essences of the Four Divine Beasts; he had first immediately begun to work to recover.

And now, Linley looked towards his mother, Lina.

Lina had only been frowning pensively earlier, but now, a look of surprised delight appeared on her face. Lina looked at Hogg. Slightly puzzled, she said, “Based on the conversation you had, you…were my husband, prior to my transformation into an Angel?” Angels were all capable of logic and rational thought.

They were Angels and had no potential for future advancement, but they were absolutely dedicated to the Sovereigns.

“Lina, I’m Hogg. Do you remember anything?” Hogg immediately walked before her, his eyes shining. “Do you still remember that torrential, pouring storm of rain we weathered together on Mt. Wushan? Do you still remember our home, Wushan township? Do you remember that night when you were taken away from me, at that hotel in the city of Fenlai?”

Lina was slightly startled. A lost look appeared in her eyes, and she shook her head slightly. “I, I don’t.”

Hogg’s eyes couldn’t help but darken, but he immediately said, “That’s fine. You’ll know in the future. I’ll take you back to the Yulan Plane.”

“I know that I became a Twelve-Winged Angel less than ten thousand years ago.” Lina then let out a beautiful smile. “And I also have the feeling…that your aura seems so familiar. Even though, in my memories, I can’t find a reason why.”

Despite having had her soul transformed, there was still a hint of blurry recognition in her subconscious, with regards to the person she had loved in her former life.

“Truly?” Hogg couldn’t help but feel wildly overjoyed.

“Yes.” Lina nodded slightly.

Linley, watching this to one side, couldn’t help but feel rather satisfied in his heart. Although his mother had already lost her previous memories after becoming an Angel, perhaps because of what had happened in her previous life, she still had special feelings towards Hogg.

“How terrible.” The ashen-faced Augusta opened his eyes, the light in them slightly dimmer than before. He glanced sideways at Linley. “Although I understood that the price to be paid for allowing an Angel to regain free will would be very high…I have never actually done such a thing in the past. The price was even greater than what I had expected.”

The nearby Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, chuckled. “Augusta, since you’ve already done it, what’s the point of feeling regret?”

“Give me the blood essences of the Four Divine Beasts.” Augusta looked towards Linley.

Linley didn’t play any tricks either. Waving his hand, he made four small bottles appear. “Eleven drops of Azure Dragon blood essence, twenty eight of the Black Tortoise, thirty of the White Tiger, and thirty-two for the Vermillion Bird.”

Augusta swept the bottles with his divine sense, and a hint of a smile finally appeared on his face.

“I hope this doesn’t disappoint me.” Augusta murmured, and he collected the four bottles. The nearby Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, couldn’t help but look at the four bottles, his eyes flashing with light. He very much wanted to be in possession of those four bottles, and given his power, there was no way at all that Linley and Augusta would be able to resist him.

However, giving his pride, the Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, just quietly watched as this all happened.

“Augusta, this matter is concluded. I will leave now.” Linley said.

Augusta didn’t try to keep him for any longer. Immediately afterwards, Linley took his father, ‘Hogg’, and his mother, ‘Lina’, and departed, transforming into a streak of green light which disappeared into the horizons.

In mid-flight.

Linley let out a secret sigh of relief as he watched his mother and his father chat. “It is fortunate that Mother seems to have a slight, faint impression of Father. Otherwise, she probably wouldn’t be willing to leave with us. Her memories…alas, the Angelic Resurrection Pool really is…ugh.”

There was nothing which Linley could do at all.

When ordinary mortals died, they would transform into departed souls. The weaker ones would transform into weak undead, while the strong ones would transform into powerful undead. The soul itself wouldn’t change at all, and upon becoming a Deity, the undead would regain their memories.

But Angels were completely different. His mother had been an ordinary mortal, but after her transformation, she had become a Twelve-Winged Angel, comparable to a Seven Star Fiend. For her to have increased in power by that much without her soul being impacted? Not even Linley would believe that.

“Now, the only option is to rely on time. To let Mother slowly grow accustomed to us and accept us.” Although Linley was slightly disappointed, the smile on his father’s face brought him a hint of satisfaction as well.

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83 thoughts on “Book 21, Chapter 27” - NO SPOILERS

    1. I think augusta will used his remaining favor to ask the chief soveriegn of fate, what chief of destruction told him about the secret 4DB supreme noddles. XD

    2. Because the Sovereign of Death had him promise to not hand over any of the blood-essence to the Sovereign of Fate.
      But he did anyway.

      There’s “this is bad” written all over it.

    1. If Augusta is telling the truth, then his mother is DEAD.
      Either way, his not coming out on-top. He simply could have given the blood essence to the Chief Sovereign of Fate, and asked him for a favour. That way, he could get her released via the chief sovereign.

      1. To do that the Chief Sovereign of Fate would probably have to kill Augusta then take control of the angel pool, Then free her.

        At most this will probably result in him having more trouble when killing Augusta.

        1. And another questionable choice in this book there are many missed opportunities to kill aguasta that really annoy me and now he even gives him more power…..
          Thanks for the chapter quite interested how things will play out

          1. Seeing as this is the last book, I feel like the “final fight” is drawn out for no reason.
            To be honest, I skipped almost 3 chapters now.

    1. found the virgin! ;D
      seriously though, if you read that and don’t find it beautiful and realistic… then you should just let yourself be enriched by it, it’ll be a good lesson

  1. And This is one of worst decisions Linley has ever made. Trusting his ENEMY to do something!!!! Even if its for something that the enemy desires, its undoubtable that Augusta will do something to screw him over.
    Man… Is this the reason why he didn’t form a Destruction clone? because he doesn’t slaughter every enemy that he meets?

  2. =.= a stupid choice i think. . . . he gave drops to light, so if light gave some drops to fate then it will another wish that will increase to the count of three. w/c can be used to alot of things like killing them all and all, why didn’t he just find his mother in the planar battle field and request fate to exempt that particular angel from fighting. . . . and give him some drops itself. . . . .

    1. your choice is even dumber. even if the angel is exempt from fighting and wont die she would still be under augustus’ control
      if he asks sovereign of fate to do that he would have to compensate him in some way and he would ask for the blood drops anyways even if it isn’t worth it to us linley would do it without a 2nd thought

      1. Yes, but it’ll give Linley time to train to the level needed to kill Augusta.
        Even the Chief Sovereign of Fate can’t intervene that quickly, if Linley ambushes the guy.

        Not to mention, there’s no guarantee that she’s still not under Augusta’s control.

        1. that would be a lot worse imo. In the case of the blood drops Augusta still has to do some research on them to actually put them to any valid use and this take MANY years, with fused sovereign might it would make him a big threat right now.

        2. or he can make a deal with some lesser sov. and use that one to kill a fire lessr sov. incognito!
          then bind with that fire spark = super op pwerup. and then go slaughter augusta = release his mom with no cost at all
          see it’s really simple ㄟ( ̄▽ ̄ㄟ)

          1. On the second thought it really doesn’t matter whether he killed a fire lesser sov. incognito or not. Well since after binding with the last spark, he’ll be the most badass of the entire univrse, who would be able to or dare to kill him or possibly harm him. right?! heh!
            who cares about some stupid pact! this is the mom we’re talking about
            and it’s not like he’ll abuse his power afterwards, (since his family is full now)

            PS. in any case i agree with saying, this is the dumbest mistake he ever made in his entire life, and i’m sure he’s gonna regret it pretty soon

          2. Indeed Linley might regret what he has done and Indeed Augusta Most probably isn’t Honest in the transaction but even if Linley is backed into a Corner there is still a way out of this whole mess which in the end will make Linley the strongest and at that point rules or not nobody will be his match ( Linley gaining that fire sov spark but to be sure he will need to train until he fuses all his laws but with the fire sov spark and making a wind & fire plane he might be able to reach his goal) Anyways so yea he doesn’t even need to break the rules to get his Sov spark that’s the most important point I have a feeling that him acquiring the Lesser Earth Sov spark was not a random thing im guessing whats gonna happen is hes gonna be backed in a corner stuck staying in the Yulan Plane with Beirut and Bluefire and eventually someone will have the brilliant idea to give Bluefire the earth Sov spark in exchange for his fire Sov Clone to be killed so that Linley can fuse with the spark so Bluefire would still be a Sov of earth that might sting a little but in the end game Linley wont need to exit the Yulan plane and will still be able to reach a level where all other Sov are not his match unless Augusta with the ability and becoming a paragon is able to rival the Chief Sov of the addicts and then we find out that he has clones as well and then goes to kill other Chief Sov for their sparks to become stronger so he can surpasses the Chief Sov of the edicts at that point well only Linley would be able to fight him but even then if Push comes to shove Linley Simply needs to go get 4 Intermediate Sov sparks or high Sov Sparks and fuse them because i think i read before that he can upgrade his sparks its just that its useless unless their all of the same grade so in the End Game Augusta will never be Linley’s match.

            As far as his Mother is concerned if its really a problem and her not having her memories irritates him since he and his family are all immortal then they can wait for the next Over God mission and complete it and ask for her memories back im pretty sure since she isnt dead and her soul still exist they can probably achieve this much.

          3. @somanyfights it was specifically said that he couldn’t upgrade the sparks. The reason he chose all lesser sovereign sparks is that having all his clones balanced ends up with the most fusion power. It’s like 4×10^3 if he got a fire spark, while it might be 10×5^3 instead if he got higher sparks, meaning he’s more powerful with all his sparks being the same grade.

  3. I’m slightly disapointed so far… things aren’t ending with a bang… Fleeing… compromises… lower than expected results… Where is the firework? This is “more mature” but this is no way to end that kind of novel.
    This better pick up fast, only 15 chaps left!

    1. I don’t think it is more “mature”, in fact I think this is another example of gross stupidity. It’s not his mother, Hogg’s wife, but just a walking, talking “doll” that resembles her – assuming Augusta told the truth and her memories are truly erased.

      And why is this a bargain anyway? Did Augusta actually have the right to ask for something in return? After all he kidnapped and effectively killed Linley’s mother. Why should Linley have to pay anything to have her revived?

      Thanks for the chapter, RWX and team!

      1. It’s more mature as in “you can’t get everything perfect in life”. Which happens to Linley right now. Sure he could have saved everyone and lived happily ever after. But this is a little easy.

        About Linley paying to get her back. He has to pay because as you said it, she is just a “talking doll” and now Augusta’s possession ^^. At least as he (Augusta) ses it.
        Even if that wasn’t the case this can be seen as an hostage situation, Linley wants her back, Augusta has her and he wants something, that world is not about what’s “just” :).

      2. Thx for chapter 🙂

        As for this whole ordeal i don’t think it truely matters at all even if Agusta were to managed to use the same ability as the chief sov of destruction or even the full power of the 4 divine beasts in the end all Linley needs to do is get a lesser Sov spark and fuse his last remaining law simply by fusing is last remaining law he will pretty much be stronger then anyone because his power is gonna upgrade by 1000 folds or so and if he increases with the sov spark he will gain an extra portion of will. And i think the time it would take the CSoL to research the ability and then become a paragon would pretty much be longer then Linley aquiring a Sov spark because Linley can do that when ever he wants because if u think carefully theres a way to do it without going against the rules and without needing any outside help either

  4. Also, the Divine Plane of Light was created by the Seven Sovereigns of Light.
    Thus, everything in it was created by the Seven Sovereigns of Light.
    Thus, the Angelic Resurrection Pools were created by the Seven Sovereigns of Light.

    Get the pattern here..?

  5. wow… i just thought of something. why didn’t he use his overgod wish to revive his mother? or even free and heal her memories? it seems like her soul is still intact, albeit a bit corrupted by the angelic transformation. plot hole or is it because the last few books have been so rushed that the author probably just went and wrote whatever he needed to finish it as fast as possible. he needed the overgod weapon and there is no other rational way he would have gotten it, so the author chose to make linley wish for a weapon instead of his mother.

  6. You believe the Chief Sovereign of Light? Just kill him
    You believe the Chief Sovereign of Fate is good? hmmp, he is actually also the..
    Thanks for the chapter~

      1. I thought that might be the case but it does not seem to add up.
        Two chief sovereign clones + the extra will from the 10 planar battles + the overgod weapon should result in more power than Augusta had.

        But there really are some hints for it: radiant church using oracular magic, body too strong, soul defence too strong, orloff never does anything besides training and augusta seems to live a decadent live (which is a common for deities with multiple clones), both of them are a bit too friendly with each other…

        1. I also believe that Augusta is a clone of Orloff as well as that random fire sovereign that vouched for Linley. I figure the aura being different might have something to do with the Overgod artifact that Orloff has. It might be able to mask or change the aura of the clones.

        2. Also I Dont think any of the Chief Sov have ever been killed so how would Orloff also have a divine clone of light and be the chief Sov of Light really makes no sense how could the Overgod Initially let a Sov be so much stronger then the rest of them also the personalities of the Chief Sov of light and the Chief sov of Fate are like Night and day one basically doesnt care about anything except research the other likes to flaunt all his bling everywhere. Also if it turns out that they are one and the same then Augusta or Orloff or wtv are way to good at acting but nobody has ever said that Orloff and CSoL arn’t actually brothers or something maybe when he attacked the 4 Divine beasts he had borrowed the Soul protecting Overgod artifact or what not thats 1 way he could have made sure he would be able to beat them but yea I really just cant imagine them being the same person its just to much of a reach at this point in time because that would mean that Linley would need to kill both of them maybe he will but in 15-17 chapters things will be super rushed is the feeling im getting

  7. *face palming*

    Linley you just gave your most feared enemy a tool in which he can develop to kill you and your entire family, as well as all your friends, for your mother who will most likely end up dead or recontrolled after Augusta kills you.

    I refuse to believe after being alive for 10,000 years, his stupidity would be that extreme.

    1. Don’t forget he that by giving the Chief Sov of Fate study materials to become stronger … something the Chief Sov of Death specifically told him NOT to do.. once the other three Chief Sov of the Edicts find out about this … his golden boy status could possibly vanish into thin air. Not to mention Augusta’s power up.

      Linley is living proof that age truly doesn’t always bring wisdom.

      Still fun to read, and thnx for translating.

  8. After beginning to read CD whilst procrastinating before final exams last week – I’ve caught up to the releases! Thanks for all the many, many, many chapters before and this one 🙂 An awesome read.

  9. Damn IET… Why u do this to me? My heart is broken :/ Linley did suffer all the way only for this outcome?

    Hogg certainly does not treasure his son enough. Linley did all the work, all for watching his mom from side… Not even a thanks from Hogg… The situation is really weird. Maybe we needed some interactions between Linley and Hogg or Lina? I mean Hogg should have said some reassuring things to Linley and wharton. Maybe they should have talked about this situation as a family. I felt so heartbroken when i read Lina and Hogg having a good time while Linley and Wharton watching from the side. So pitiful… :/

    1. Hogg clearly doesn’t treasure his son enough considering that his allowing Linley to risk the lives of himself, and of the entire clan *just* to bring someone who his never met in his life back.

      1. It never said that Hogg knew what Linley was exchanging for his mother. In Hogg’s eyes its probably just a somewhat rare treasure, not something that could end up costing his whole family their lives and any member of his family would easily be worth a “mere” treasure. Additionally, these last 5000 of so years of him being a sovereign Linleys main body has been together with his bros and family, so I’m pretty sure he’s just giving his parents some space to be together considering what happened. Additionally Linley and Wharton basically don’t know Lina, making how she feels hesitant around them most likely going the other way around as well, with the brothers being uncomfortable around her too, although they’re happy for their father who clearly is happier than either of them have ever seen him.

  10. Man that sucked. Well Augusta will now have 3 favors from the Chief Sovereign of Fate. Or use them himself so he can kill Linley later. I have a feeling that the connection between angels and their sovereigns somehow empower the sovereigns further thus the more twelve winged angels the greater effects on the Chief Sovereign of Light.

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    no chapters and i already looking ugly..saturday end fast

  12. And the is why i disappeared as it is so hard to read the last few chapters.

    The other 6 chief sovereigns Fear him
    Sovereign of Darkness also has fallen angels, which should be the same mechanism as the angels.
    Can easily get sovereign of darkness(since they all fear him) how their angels work to confirm with Radiant….

  13. Somehow this last volume feels both rushed and really slow at the same time, making it hard to believe that there will be a satisfying conclusion. After all we only have about 15 chapters left and there are tons of things that still have to happen.

  14. I do not know why Linley still insists on saving her mother. I understand the fact that he is your mother and all but she won’t even remember you . Plus that Augusta guy why do you think he is willing to sacrifice so much just to procure the blood essences. That is simply because he is going to become more powerful. Alas, I am done with you Linley.

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