Book 21, Chapter 30

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Book 21, The Peak – Chapter 30, Sovereign’s Emissaries

The million-plus Deities watching all held their breaths. The massive valley was completely silent.

“I didn’t expect, Russell, that a coward like you would dare to challenge me.” A deep, rumbling voice rang out from the mouth of the Lord of the Bluelion Domain. The Lord stared with bestial eyes towards Russell. “In the past, during the Windhunter Trials, the only thing you were able to do was hide and quiver, you coward.”

Upon hearing this, Russell’s face turned as cold as ice water. A sharp looked flashed through his eyes as he said, “Don’t be smug. After today, the position of Lord of Bluelion Domain will no longer be yours.”

“You seem quite confident.” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain snickered.

The Lord of the Bluelion Domain stretched out his divine sense. It was only natural; when battle began, relying on one’s eyes alone wasn’t enough. Using divine sense to keep track of one’s surroundings was important. It must be understood that this empty space in midair had a circumference of multiple kilometers. Upon reaching out with his divine sense, the Lord of the Bluelion Domain naturally also encompassed the surrounding spectators with it…including Linley, Bebe, and Boo!

“Bouvier [Bu’wei’er]!” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain was shocked.

As Domain Lords under the command of the Sovereign, all Domain Lords naturally would occasionally gather to pay their respects to their Sovereign. At times like that, they would see the commander of the army, Bouvier. Although Bouvier had changed his appearance, there was no way he could change his soul aura. Thus, this Obarafael, the Lord of the Bluelion Domain, naturally was able to instantly recognize who Bouvier truly was.

‘Boo’ was nothing more than a nickname the Sovereigns had given Bouvier.

The other Domain Lords all generally referred to him as Mr. Bouvier.

“Why is Bouvier here? In addition, he seems to be extremely respectful towards the two next to him. That youngster is a Highgod; I can tell. But as for that brown-haired man…hm. Also, given that Bouvier is the commander of the Qingya Army, he wouldn’t act so respectfully, even towards Paragons.”

The Lord of the Bluelion Domain came to a conclusion. “Can it be that this person is a Sovereign?”

This conclusion…badly shocked the Lord of the Bluelion Domain.

“Obarafel, fight as you normally would.” A voice rang out in the Lord of the Bluelion Domain’s voice. The speaker was Bouvier. Bouvier knew…that this old acquaintance had recognized him.

“Mr. Bouvier, the person next to you…” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain immediately sent back.

“Pretend you didn’t find out.” Bouvier sent to him.

The Lord of the Bluelion Domain was now completely convinced as to who the brown-haired man was.

“I didn’t expect that the Sovereign would actually come to my place! Right…this victory has to be a clean one.” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain, upon learning that his Sovereign was watching, felt his intent for battle surge. He gave the distant Russell a cold glance, laughing in his heart.

Suddenly…

“BANG!” It was as though the air exploded. The Lord of the Bluelion Domain seemed to instantly cross the distance of a hundred meters between them. His giant, boulder-like fist surged forth, flashing with black light as it slashed out in a strange arc. It was like a meteor flashing through the heavens, piercing through the skies and striking towards Russell.

World Meteor!

This was one of the supreme techniques available to Ombarafael, the Lord of the Bluelion Domain.

“Hmph.” Russell’s face turned cold.

“Swish!” A dazzling blade flashed, releasing a waterfall of power and tearing through the surrounding space.

The cyan saber flash clashed directly head-on against the dazzling, meteoric fist.

Russell, his cyan scimitar in hand, borrowed from the force of the collision to retreat backwards gracefully at high speed. With a cyan flash, he retreated tens of meters away into the skies, but immediately afterwards, Russell’s body actually moved away by another few dozen kilometers, moving so quickly as to astonish all the watchers.

“What astonishing speed.” Bebe sighed in amazement.

“Even faster than most commanders.” Linley’s eyes lit up as well.

The nearby ‘Boo’ sent mentally, “Sovereign, both Russell and Ombarafael are divine beasts. Russell is a ‘Nine-Tailed Windripper Fox’, and is innately gifted with great speed. Given that he also trains in the Laws of the Wind, it is only natural that he is extremely fast. In addition, as a ‘Nine-Tailed Windripper Fox’, he is born with great mesmerizing abilities, and the mesmerizing power of his soul is also quite terrifying. He is very hard to deal with.”

“Not bad. The first candidate I encounter seems to be quite excellent.” Linley had a hint of a smile on his face.

The Lord of the Bluelion Domain stood there, like an unbreakable fortress. As for Russell, he moved about at high speed, constantly changing his location, launching attacks from various angles.

“It has been so many years, but you, you coward, are still only able to run about and flee.” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain let out a snicker, then his gaze slowly turned cold. “Russell, I have no time to waste with you.”

“Bang!” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain’s body suddenly began to blaze with an earthen yellow aura.

Earth-type Sovereign’s Might!

“You have it; do you think I do not?” Russell let out a cold laugh as well, and his body also began to blaze with a faint green aura. Since he had dared to come issue this challenge, Russell naturally had also prepared in advance.

And then…

“Screeeeech!” An ear-piercing sound suddenly rang out from Russell’s throat.

An enormous, cyan-furred fox phantom, hundreds of meters in size, suddenly appeared behind Russell. This cyan-furred fox had nine furry tails, all of which were swaying gently. Anyone who stared at them would actually, unknowingly, begin to grow dizzy. Quite a few of the spectating Deities actually fell to the ground.

Innate divine ability – Mesmerizing Fantasy Domain!

A translucent sword shadow flashed out from Russell’s mouth, shooting directly towards the distant Lord of the Bluelion Domain.

The Lord of the Bluelion Domain, upon receiving this strike, swayed slightly.

“Roaaaaar!” The Lord of the Bluelion Domain suddenly let out an enraged howl.

An enormous, thousand-meter tall, snowy-furred bear suddenly appeared, its jade green eyes staring towards Russell. The bear smote itself on its chest with its two massive, clawed bear paws. “BANG!” With an enormous collision sound, an earthen yellow ripple blasted out from the bear’s chest in every direction, instantly encompassing an area of many kilometers, with Russell naturally being within this field as well.

Innate divine ability – World Collapser!

In the same instant…

That translucent sword-shape surged into the Lord of Bluelion Domain’s body, but the Lord of Bluelion Domain’s body only trembled. It didn’t seem to have much of an impact on him.

“Bastard. How could this fellow’s soul defense be so strong? How could my full-power attack have had such a limited impact on him?” Russell cursed angrily to himself.

“Haha…” The Lord of Bluelion Domain charged towards Russell.

“Not good.” Russell’s face changed dramatically. He could clearly sense that the surrounding area had changed. That constant surge of ripples seemed to have formed into layers of waves that surged around him, and even created a unique ‘Gravitational Space’ type of effect around him. This technique drastically impacted Russell’s speed.

Russell knew that the situation was bad, but…it was too late.

“Haha…” Laughing wildly, the Lord of Bluelion Domain now used his most powerful attack, in conjunction with his unleashed innate divine ability.

A pair of enormous fists pierced through the skies like a pair of horned dragons, causing spatial whirlpools to appear and space to collapse.

“Not good.” Russell retreated frantically, but within the innate divine ability field, his speed was inferior to his opponent’s. All he could do was roar in anger and furiously smash out with his blade.

“BURST!” The Lord of Bluelion Domain let out a furious roar.

The twin fists that had tore through the skies suddenly exploded with power.

“Bang!” The scimitar actually broke apart, inch by inch, and Russell’s body began to shake.

“How could this be…I’m finished.” Russell only felt a sense of powerlessness.

The Lord of Bluelion Domain, Ombarafael suddenly stared towards the front, baffled. “Where…did he go?”

Russell, who had been in a violent battle against the Lord of Bluelion Domain just moments ago, had now disappeared into thin air.

“Where did he go? How could this be?”

“Can it be that the Lord of Bluelion Domain blasted Russell into nothingness?”

The million-plus spectating Deities stared, stupefied. They had watched as Russell had actually disappeared into thin air.

“Domain Lord?” The black-robed elder immediately flew over, looking towards the Lord of Bluelion Domain.

Ombarafael, the Lord of Bluelion Domain, immediately turned to look towards Linley’s direction. Only, Linley and the other two had already disappeared. “Indeed, it was the Sovereign who intervened.”

Just now, the Lord of Bluelion Domain had only sensed a blur flash past. Before he was even able to react, Russell had disappeared.

“Why did the Sovereign rescue Russell?” The Lord of Bluelion Domain was puzzled, but then he gave the black-robed elder a glance. “Alright. This battle is over. Announce the results.”

And thus, the Lord of Bluelion Domain led his forces to depart in a grand fashion.

The Lord of Bluelion Domain was the victor of this battle.

A million kilometers away, atop a grassland.

“Bang.” With a casual toss, Linley sent Russell landing heavily on the grass.

A million kilometers. Given a Sovereign’s speed, at full power, less than a second was needed to traverse this distance.

Russell had only felt his body tremble. The next thing he saw was that his surroundings had completely changed. There were no spectating Deities nearby, nor was there the Lord of Bluelion Domain, against who he had been battling. The surrounding area was completely empty. Before him was only Linley, Bebe, and ‘Boo’.

“Thank you, Sovereign!” Russell immediately knelt down towards Linley.

“Hey…how’d you know my Boss is a Sovereign?” Bebe laughed, puzzled.

Russell said respectfully, “Just now, I was in dire straits. Everyone else was far away. Not even a Paragon would be able to block the strikes of a commander-level expert from so far away! Only Sovereigns are capable of this!” A Sovereign could kill a commander-level expert from even millions of kilometers away with but a thought, much less from just a few kilometers away.

Naturally, however, they wouldn’t be able to do that to Paragons.

Just now, Linley had simply sent out his Will and released a surge of Sovereign power to help Russell slightly, and then had used it to wrap up Russell, then bring him, Bebe, and Boo here instantly.

“Russell, have you realized what went wrong in that battle?” Linley laughed calmly.

Russell nodded immediately, a hint of puzzlement flashing through his eyes. “It really was quite odd. I had prepared very thoroughly for this battle; even if I lost, I wouldn’t possibly die. But…I discovered that my innate divine ability, when combined with my most powerful soul attack, actually didn’t have much of an impact on him. This is simply inconceivable.”

“This is because he has a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact.” Linley laughed calmly.

“Sovereign, he isn’t an Emissary.” The nearby ‘Boo’ said, puzzled.

“Right. He isn’t an Emissary.” Russell said hurriedly as well. “I investigated this matter long ago. In addition, given Ombarafael’s arrogant nature, if he became a Sovereign’s Emissary, he would definitely announce it right away. He wouldn’t be able to hide it for long.”

“Do you think that my divine sense was mistaken?” Linley said calmly.

Russell and Boo immediately no longer dared to argue.

“Doesn’t that mean I will never be able to defeat him?” Russell couldn’t help but laugh bitterly.

Linley said with a casual laugh, “Russell, I have a test for you. If you participate in it, the chances of death are close to 90%, but if you accept, you will become one of my Emissaries. If you are willing…then upon accepting, even before the trial, I will bestow you with a Sovereign artifact of your choice.”

Russell’s eyes lit up.

To a Seven Star Fiend-level expert, a Sovereign artifact was extremely alluring.

“Dare I ask, Sovereign, what is the test?” Russell said hurriedly.

“It is a Planar War.” Linley immediately began to speak in detail regarding this event. Although he didn’t say anything about ‘ten successive victories’, he gave a full explanation regarding how dangerous this Planar War would be. “Every person will have Sovereign’s Might. Upon entering, you will be in great danger. You can give up this opportunity, if you choose.”

Russell hesitated momentarily, then laughed. “Sovereign, I accept! I specialize in speed. Given my innate divine ability, my soul is also extremely strong. If I were to acquire a defensive Sovereign artifact, I imagine that I will have at least a 30% chance of survival. I’m willing to take this gamble. If I fail, at most, I will lose my most powerful divine clone. But if I win…”

Linley nodded slightly.

In choosing Emissaries, he had to choose those who particularly excelled in either soul attacks or material attacks. That way, by giving them a Sovereign artifact, he could make up for their deficiency and so increase their chances of survival.

“Then I will bestow you with a defensive Sovereign artifact.” Linley waved his hand, and a set of Sovereign armor appeared.

Russell’s eyes immediately began to blaze.

“Thank you, Sovereign!” Russell immediately knelt down, accepting this Sovereign artifact.

“Alright. Let’s head out now, in search of the next Emissary.” Linley laughed calmly.

“The next one?” Russell was startled.

“This time, we are preparing to find six Emissaries. You are only the first one.” Bebe snickered.

Linley’s group treated this as a form of tourism as well, touring while choosing acceptable candidates. Upon traveling through the Divine Wind Plane, they would go to the Divine Water Plane, and then would go to the Divine Earth Plane.

Time slowly passed by.

“I bestow upon you a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact. You will become the second Emissary under my control!” Linley withdrew a Sovereign artifact in the shape of an earring as he spoke.

“Thank you, Sovereign!”

A bald man whose entire body seemed to be formed from azure rocks fell to his knees.

“I bestow upon you a defensive Sovereign artifact. You will become the third Emissary under my control!” Linley withdrew yet another set of Sovereign armor.

“Thank you, Sovereign!”

A jade-haired woman who had a patch of fish scales on her forehead fell to her knees as she spoke.

Every person Linley selected decided to accept his trial, and so, Linley’s little group was slowly beginning to grow…


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65 thoughts on “Book 21, Chapter 30” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. only 14 left! I feel like crying (ToT) I don’t want this to end…
      Thanks for the chapters ren, btw what’re you planning to do next? another IET novel? well you already got your hands full with helping out other projects sooo… do you plan to start a new project or continue with these ones???
      either way I’ll get to read more, so I’m happy with anything 🙂
      still don’t want CD to end so soon, it’s only been close to a year T_T

      1. Why do you not want something died to have a graceful end? Tell me that 4 chapters ago didn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth as it did with everyone with that trade.

        Now, story could have still been good if these minions were a bit more developed

    1. yea this was good i have no problems with the story but… from reading it is pretty obvious that if IET wanted to he could easily make another dozen books that are just as good as the previous books.
      the saying “the good dies young” fits this well
      (CD around 700-900 chapters i am guessing and many other xianxia go for 1k+ and some even 2k+
      so yea cd is young T_T)

      1. Yep this story had potential for at least twice the number of chapters… But since Linley became a god and left the Yulan plane, it really felt rushed, as if IET wanted to be done with it and start a new story.

        1. His others stories feel like that too.
          IET feels like an author who’s writing solely to satisfy his whims by rushing, or outright ignoring, character development or the setting.
          Characters are easily forgotten, the setting rarely gets any mention, and the main characters quickly f*ck off to new adventures while disregarding the former before they even ended.
          I mean, Adventure Time has better pacing than most Xianxia stories……Give that statement a moment to sink in.

          While this story could go on for a lil’ while longer, I don’t really see why it should.

  1. Some of the names are a bit off.

    “Thank you, Sovereign!” Russell immediately knelt down towards Russell.

    “This time, I am preparing to find six Emissaries. You are only the first one.” Bebe snickered.

    Well, the second is just odd cause it seems Bebe was the one responding…
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. I really, REALLY dislike this whole “Planar Wars” side-story to begin with.
      I wanted Linley to at least somehow focus on his 4-way elemental Avatar-Sovereign ascension, complete his fused plane and discover some sort of universe-shattering secret which truly elevates him to the Peak (ohai, title drop). But instead we get this Linley vs Augustus cold-war nonsense through the Planar Wars.

      It’s the last book for f*ck’s sake, why is it so indirect and roundabout at this point? Just push things through to the end.
      It’s like when anime launches its actual plot only when it has 3 episodes left to the season, when the entire season to that point was nothing but filler.

  2. thinking, sovereigns can relatively easily fuse 5 mysteries… does that mean linley can relatively easily fuse 20? (5 from each element) if so… attack with 20 fused mysteries… fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    1. Not really, since fusing different Elements is harder than fusing the same. Besides, the Sovereign spark is like a Cheat that helps you along to learn it all up to near paragon level of respective laws. He how ever, is doin’ something no other sovereign has done and that is to craft a sovereign plane without the ‘guide/manual’ which is a combined plane of different materials. Essentially crafting something akin to a true material plane.

  3. Thanks for the chapter, Ren, RK of Texas, VP of France, anonymous, SirVic Fanatico, SM of Florida, HL of Germany, SK of Minnesota, & DL of Australia!

    and finally, welcome back the civilisation (as far as internet is connected that is) and sorry about your iPad, our curses with the thief (preparing a Voodoo doll right now)!

  4. Thx for chapters 🙂

    Since theirs like 14 chapters left im guessing him getting a 4th Sov Spark might not happen cuz he still needs to kick that Chief Sov of light’s ass but now hes getting people to fight the planar war with just 14 chapters left this ending really feels rushed it would need another 15ish chapters so he can complete everything he has to without it finishing in flash mode i mean if he manages to do all that he set himself to do then does that mean their wont be an ending and if their is an ending then he probably wont finish everything i really wanna see how this book finishes so i guess will find out next week 😛

  5. Thanks for the chapter

    I wonder if Linley will get any unique divine beast, god eater rat formerly one of a kind type unique.
    Maybe that azure rocks is one since he similar to that other rock guy?

    Actually, would Bebe join the battle? He can be Beirut’s emissary.
    Actually, now that I think about it, that soul protect artifacts of his should be a sovereign level, so he just need grandpa to change his god eater weapons into sovereign level for more power.

    Food for thoughts on this war, last planar war of importance, there were spies on both sides. I assume this war won’t have spies, as most of the people are emissary who are there due to the sovereign?

    1. Bebe’s soul protecting artifact is indeed a sovereing artifact, an a sovereing can only give one artifact per person, so forget about a second one for Bebe

      And is godspark weapon not god eater weapon

      1. Bebe could get a second one. His grandfather gave him one. His “brother” could give him a different one. Didn’t it say that sovereigns could give to immediate family members as well as their emissaries.

        1. Yes but i think one artifact per person says all, if not someone with close relationship with two or more sovereings (like Bebe) could get free acces to a second artifact, and the point of the rule is to limitate the number of available artifacts, you wont a second? go to the planar war my friend

  6. Thanks for the chapter Ren, I Eat Tomatoes, RK of Texas, VP of France, anonymous, SirVic Fanatico, SM of Florida, HL of Germany, SK of Minnesota, & DL of Australia!

  7. 14 chapters left and so much to do left… The last emissaries, the planar war, the fight against Augusta, what Linley will do with the blood of the ancestor, what will Augusta do with it, the fourth spark, the mother and her memories, what’s the end game for his combined planes? They are not there because it’s just an easy way to train right? And a looot of stuff I still want to see, Linley just barely started acting like a sovereign now, before that was just… Interesting stuff.
    I hope those last chapter are long :p

    1. That would be dragging, and most reader won’t like it. Still, some reader will like more detail in some occassion, but other reader will just treat them as a filler. If you realized, there is some comment like ‘ah, another filler’ some chapter in previous book. I don’t mind either way, in fact I enjoyed anything IET throw me. 😀

  8. “Obarafel, fight as you normally would.” A voice rang out in the Lord of the Bluelion Domain’s voice.”
    voice > mind(?)

    “With an cyan flash”
    With a cyan flash*

  9. Thank you for the chapter Ren~
    i kinda guess that linley would tempt the loser of the battle to be his emissary..
    already 3 emissary, 1 more emissary of linley’s choice and 2 for bebe’s choice.. i wonder which element is linley going to choose..

  10. Linley getting that earth sovegin spark kinda makes me think Bluefire’s fire clone is gonna die soon x)
    Beirut’s saying that Bluefire won;t need that earth spark is totally a flag!

  11. What i like the most about CD is that , in their world , the speed of light doesn’t exist although light itself is there :)) . A few chapters back there was said that Linley could go up to 1 million kilometers in one second … That is 3 times the speed of light . If he was to move that fast , even for one second , than , although for him it would be only one second , for the world outside would be like a few good months would have already had passed . And this would be if we can accept the fact that , in that world , the speed of light is not absolute … Actually , if anyone would pass the speed of about 50.000 km / s (the speed of a good metallic life form) they would have huge problems with the time-space dilation . Well , the author is good at writing but he should stop putting random numbers where they don’t belong to :))

    1. don’t try to apply real life logic to a fantasy novel…
      that light has the fastest speed only applies to our universe, but a universe created by an author naturaly follows different laws/logic…

      PS: u don’t even know how long a km is in that universe, people could be really small for all we know… then 1 million km per second could be like a meter per second for us… (weird logic i know :P)

  12. I really like this little section where Linley goes to find emissaries – it gives the feeling of old times when he’s adventuring with Bebe. This story’s coming to an end and I’ll truly miss it. Of course, I will be rereading this (and giving proper reviews for each chapter the next time around…) (I left reviews for each chapter up to about book 2 or 3 when things got interesting and I started skimming through descriptions and basically tearing through the books. By the time I slowed down in reading, I still didn’t review… kinda feel bad about that)

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