Book 21, Chapter 32

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Book 21, The Peak – Chapter 32, Gathering Point

Linley swept the two with his gaze, ascertaining their identities.

Of the two, one was dressed in a fiery long robe and had long, fiery red hair, with an amiable look on his face. This was a Lesser Sovereign of Fire, Borte [Bo’tie’er]. As for the other, this man appeared rather muscular, and was comparable to Linley in height. He was dressed in a long, gray robe, and had tousled, short hair. This was the Lesser Sovereign of Earth, Manlu.

“Borte, Manlu.” Linley laughed calmly. “What a coincidence it is, to run into the two of you here. Why have you two come here?”

The two Lesser Sovereigns, Borte and Manlu, exchanged a glance, and then Borte smiled very modestly and sent, “Lord Linley, to tell the truth, Manlu and I have come to search for an Emissary. This Bresle was one of the individuals we had decided on long ago. We came for the sake of letting him become our Emissary. Lord Linley, please assist us in this.”

Not every Sovereign had filled up every slot for their Emissaries. For example, Bluefire only had a single Emissary; Phusro. His second Emissary had yet to be selected.

Because of this upcoming Planar War, the few Sovereigns who had open Emissary slots began to recruit and fill up their slot.

“Hmph.” Linley’s face couldn’t help but sink.

Borte and Manlu couldn’t help but tremble slightly in their hearts. Linley was, after all, someone who surpassed the Chief Sovereign of Lightning and Chief Sovereign of Light, a terrifying power. Only the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts surpassed Linley. The two of them, mere Lesser Sovereigns…how could they compare to Linley?

“Borte, I told you to forget it, but you? You insisted on coming.” Manlu couldn’t help but send.

“Don’t worry. As long as we are respectful, Linley wouldn’t dare act against us. If he does, he would be violating the Pact.” The Lesser Sovereign of Fire, Borte, sent back. And then, he smiled towards Linley and said, “Lord Linley, in the Divine Earth Plane, there are many people aside from Bresle who have strong defense. You can easily choose another person.”

Linley swept a cold glance past Borte and Manlu.

Before Linley had said anything, the nearby Bebe grew angry and barked, “My Boss has chosen an Emissary. What makes you think you have the right to take him away?”

“Shut your mouth.” Manlu couldn’t help but bark angrily as he gaze Bebe a cold glance.

The two feared Linley, but they didn’t hold a mere Highgod like Bebe in any regard. In the eyes of a Sovereign…a Highgod like Bebe was but an ant. And now, this ant actually dared to angrily lecture them? How could this be permitted? If it weren’t for the fact that Linley was right there, the two probably would’ve killed Bebe right away.”

“As I see it, it’s the two of you who need to shut your mouths.” Linley growled.

Borte and Manlu’s faces changed slightly.

“Lord Linley, how about, we let Bresle choose for himself. What do you say?” Borte said shamelessly, and then, ignoring Linley’s reaction, he turned to look towards Bresle. Smiling, he said, “Bresle, if you are willing to become an Emissary under my command, I can gift you a Sovereign artifact.”

Bresle was completely puzzled.

“What is going on today? Why are Sovereigns fighting over the chance to make me their Emissary?” Bresle was confused.

Not just him; even Linley was puzzled.

“What is wrong with these two?” Linley didn’t understand. “He’s just an Emissary. There are quite a few Seven Star-level experts in the Divine Earth Plane. They can go find someone else. Why irritate me for the sake of this Bresle? What has caused them to act like this?”

Because of his puzzlement, Linley didn’t immediately shoo off these two Sovereigns. He wanted to figure out exactly what was going on with them.

“I…” Bresle hesitated slightly.

Becoming Linley’s Emissary involved an exceedingly dangerous trial.

But this Sovereign who had just appeared didn’t mention any trial. Naturally, Bresle hesitated.

“Borte. Can it be that you aren’t intending to send him into the Planar Battlefield?” Linley said coldly.

The Sovereign of Fire, Borte, let out a casual laugh. “If one wishes to become an Emissary, one naturally must be tested.”

Bresle couldn’t help but glance at this Sovereign of Fire, Borte. He mused to himself, “This Sovereign of Fire didn’t mention this earlier. Most likely, he would only inform me about it after I agreed. His actions aren’t very honorable.” Not hesitating at all, Bresle said respectfully, “Apologies. I’ve already accepted this Sovereign’s offer.”

Linley laughed.

Borte and Manlu exchanged a glance.

“I want to see what else these two have to say for themselves.” Linley was now truly interested. What caused these two to insist on fight with Linley over Bresle, to the point of even offending him?

Just for an Emissary? Linley didn’t believe it.

They shouldn’t be willing to offend a powerful Chief Sovereign-level expert, even if it meant losing out on an Emissary.

Were these Sovereigns fools? Was something wrong with their heads? That wasn’t likely either.

Then…what was the real reason?

“Lord Linley.” Borte bowed slightly, then sent, “It was Lord Orloff, the Chief Sovereign of Fate, who ordered us to make this Bresle our Emissary. The two of us are simply following orders. There was nothing we could do. Please help us out a bit, Lord Linley.”

Linley was stunned.

The Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff?

Linley knew that each of the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts had a group of Sovereigns under their control. For example, the Chief Sovereign of Destruction had quite a few Sovereigns he protected, many of whom trained in the Elemental Laws, who had entered the Infernal Realm and stood on his side.

The Sovereigns all knew, after all, that the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts were the most powerful, and thus they naturally knew it was necessary to follow one of them.

The Chief Sovereign of Fate was unfathomably powerful, and so there were quite a few Sovereigns who obeyed his orders. The two Sovereigns before Linley were amongst them! In fact, even the Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta, could be considered someone on the side of the Chief Sovereign of Fate, although he couldn’t be said to be completely subordinate to him.

“Haha, Lord Orloff already has his army of Twelve-Winged Angels. Why would he care about an Emissary or two?” Linley sent back with a calm laugh.

“We aren’t able to comprehend Lord Orloff’s plans.” Borte and Manlu were both very respectful. Borte sent back, “Lord Orloff gave us the order to come here and have someone called ‘Bresle’ become his Emissary. Although Lord Orloff didn’t tell us that we absolutely had to accomplish this mission, we can’t disappoint him, right? Thus…we would like to ask you, Lord Linley, to help out.”

Linley now began to understand. However, there was still one thing he was puzzled on. “Orloff is the Chief Sovereign of Fate! He is such a high, lofty figure that even the Chief Sovereign of Destruction isn’t able to do anything to him. Why, then, would he remember a mere Highgod, Bresle?”

“Lord Linley…” Borte said again.

“Apologies. I’ve already accepted this Bresle as my Emissary; this is akin to giving Bresle a promise. As a Sovereign, once I’ve given my word, how can I simply take it back?” Linley gave the two a calm glance. “The two of you had best leave and depart.”

Borte and Manlu couldn’t help but frown slightly.

“Lord Linley, this is someone the Chief Sovereign of Fate, Lord Orloff, chose personally. If you do this, once Lord Orloff knows…” Borte said fearlessly.

Linley’s face sank.

Threats?

His gaze turned icy cold. He looked at the two, and he only said two words: “F*ck off!”

Borte and Manlu’s faces changes dramatically. No longer daring to say a word, they bowed slightly, then immediately flew away, fleeing at high speed.

“To use the Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, to threaten me?” Linley shook his head mentally. These two Sovereigns were trying to bluff him with threats. Linley knew what type of person Orloff was; he wasn’t the sort to avenge every enmity. Sometimes, a superior might a very good person, but because of the frivolous actions of his subordinates, have his own reputation tarnished.

There was indeed a great difference between Lesser Sovereigns and Chief Sovereigns.

Only, because of the Pact of Sovereigns, unless there was a grievance between them, the Chief Sovereigns were not to attack Lesser Sovereigns.

Borte and Manlu had already flown very far away.

“Linley is too wild and arrogant.” Borte couldn’t help but send. “We even lowered ourselves to beg him for help, and even told him that this was for the Chief Sovereign of Fate. He actually still refuses to give any face at all.”

“Borte, today, you went a bit too far as well. Linley is at the Chief Sovereign-level, after all.” Manlu sent back.

Borte snickered as he sent back, “Chief Sovereign-level? He’s just a punk who got tremendously lucky, and somehow in less than ten thousand years, reached that level. That’s only because he fused three Sovereign sparks and has an Overgod weapon. And, Manlu, you don’t need to be afraid of him. As long as we don’t make a huge mistake, would he dare act against us?”

Borte had a bad impression of Linley.

Linley had suddenly risen to prominence. First, as a Lesser Sovereign, he had fought the Chief Sovereign of Wind, Diya, to a standstill. And then, he had actually destroyed a Sovereign clone of the Chief Sovereign of Lightning, then heavily injured the Chief Sovereign of Light.

Linley’s rise to prominence was simply too fast. Naturally, this would arouse the jealousy of quite a few Sovereigns. Borte was one of them.

“Enough of that. You would only dare to imagine offending him, but would you dare to actually do it?” Manlu couldn’t help but laugh and ask him this question.

Borte cringed.

Would he dare? Absolutely not!

“Let’s go back to the Celestial Realm. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to fulfill Lord Orloff’s commands.” Manlu said helplessly. “However, Lord Orloff didn’t make it a forceful imperative. It isn’t a big deal for us to fail to accomplish the order.”

After the two Sovereigns left, Linley looked towards Bresle, then laughed calmly. “Since you asked it of me, I shall bestow upon you a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact. From today onwards, you will become the sixth Emissary under my control.” Linley waved his hand, and a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact, in the form of a ring, appeared.”

“Thank you, Sovereign!” Bresle fell to his knees, excited, as he accepted the Sovereign artifact.

Linley glanced at Bresle, then at his other five Emissaries. Laughing, he said, “From today onwards, the six of you will remain together. Train well and learn to coordinate with each other! If the six of you join forces within the Planar Battlefield, as long as you are cautious, you still have a good chance of surviving.”

“Yes, Sovereign.”

The six bowed.

“Although some of you have one or two drops of Sovereign’s Might, that isn’t going to be nearly enough in the Planar War.” Linley waved his hand, and six small black jade flasks appeared. Within these six flasks were large amounts of Sovereign’s Might. Two were water-type Sovereign’s Might, one was earth-type Sovereign’s Might, one was wind-type Sovereign’s Might, one was light-type Sovereign’s Might, while the final one was darkness-type Sovereign’s Might.

As a Sovereign, it was naturally quite easy for Linley to collect this Sovereign’s Might.

“These bottles each contain a hundred drops of Sovereign’s. More than enough for you to use within the Planar Wars.” Linley willed the six jade flasks to fly towards the six people.

The six accepted the bottles, utterly delighted.

“Thank you, Sovereign!” The six all knelt down in gratitude.

“Alright. Arise, all of you.” Linley swept the six with his gaze. He knew that after the six entered the Planar Battlefield, they wouldn’t be able to leave. How many would survive this upcoming Planar War? “Remember. In this Planar War, you absolutely must not try to push yourself too far. Learn to hide, to endure. Staying alive is the most important thing; killing the enemies is secondary!”

“Yes, Sovereign.” The six Emissaries couldn’t help but feel a hint of gratitude.

“Prepare to head out.” Linley turned to stare into the distance.

“Five centuries. In less than a hundred years, the Planar Wars will begin.” Bebe stretched lazily. “Ahhhhh. Whew. Finally goin’ back.”

Linley smiled slightly.

Right at this moment…

“Sovereign, can we wait a moment?” The sixth Emissary, Bresle, bowed rather awkwardly.

“What is it?” Linley looked at him.

Linley was rather curious about this Bresle. He was a seemingly ordinary Seven Star Fiend-level expert. What made it so that the Chief Sovereign of Fate, Orloff, would remember him?

Bresle said hurriedly, “My divine darkness clone is somewhere else. You are of the Infernal Realm, Sovereign. If I can survive the Planar War, in the future, I naturally will want to remain in the Infernal Realm! Thus, my divine darkness clone is also preparing to head to the Infernal Relam.”

“Divine darkness clone?” Linley was rather puzzled.

It was quite rare for someone to simultaneously train in both the Laws of Light and the Laws of Darkness. Olivier was one such person, while Bresle was another.


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87 thoughts on “Book 21, Chapter 32” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Also,
      “Linley knew that each of the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts had a group of Sovereigns under their control. For example, the Chief Sovereign of Fire…”
      Fire>Destruction?

      1. If you’re asking FIRE could be the same as DISCTRUCTION, i highly doubt it. FIRE is one of the elements, while DESTRUCTION is an one of the four edicts. Thus Chief Sovereign of FIRE is the leader of the Sovereigns of DIVINE FIRE PLANE while Chief Sovereign of Destruction if the Boss of INFERNAL REALM. However, it’s possible that FCS could be one of the underdogs of DCS…

        1. No, I’m saying in that peculiar sentence, the example isn’t about the Chief Sovereign of Fire but the Chief Sovereign of Destruction. They’re talking about the Chief Sovereign of the 4 Edicts having other Sovereigns following them.
          For that, an example is given in the Infernal Realm. However, the Chief Sovereign of the Infernal Realm is the Chief Sovereign of Destruction, not the Chief Sovereign of Fire.
          The Chief Sovereign of Fire is the Chief Sovereign of the Fire Realm.

          “Linley knew that each of the four Chief Sovereigns of the Edicts had a group of Sovereigns under their control. For example, the Chief Sovereign of Destruction had quite a few Sovereigns he protected, many of whom trained in the Elemental Laws, who had entered the Infernal Realm and stood on his side.”

          It was fixed.

    2. Sovereign’s…is as good as Sovereign’s Might since it was mentioned twice before. The context, few senctences prior made it clear, so there’s no problem in writing just Sovereign’s.

    1. Lol ikr, its basically teresia all over again. Looks like Orloff is going to be the final boss once Linley finishes the fusion of the 4 laws since Augusta’ll be cannon fodder by that point.

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

    This confirms bluefire as that kittens master.
    Though, since he said his sovereign clone never left the plane now did he o it as a difference between paragon clone doing that.

    Wait, was Borte the unnamed fire sovereign that voted for Linley earlier? Guess it certain he marked for death the end of the series.

    1. Phusro never said that the soveriegn had shown their true might. Most likely it was just Bluefire original body, since his original body had will from being a sovereign as well as paragon of fire abilities.

      1. I’m guess I’m overthinking it as I saw the original body at best being paragon level. However, the fact remains paragon and sovereign are both superior to kittens that it doesn’t make a difference and no one in the right mind would impersonate a sovereign unless they were one.

        I wonder of the 4db did bluefire take That alwe weapon to give to kittens since he had no time to make a sovereign artifact.
        If 2k years was not enough to turn Bladeless into a divine artifact, then 500 is not enough to make a sovereign artifact

    2. Do NOT mention KITTENS!!! ;D

      I thought it was a quite interesting reveal. I wonder if the sovereign weapon javelin was something the Bloodridge sovereign donated. Beirut is also a fairly young sovereign, and he spent a good number of years keeping himself busy creating his Necropolis of the Gods realm, and also researching the divine beasts and doing various stuff. He’s usually depicted reading books, and being a very calculating type of person, so I think he’d rather delve into the mysteries and researching… if he’d make equipment he’d digest divine sparks and gradually forge like that… seems like he’s not really the type to nurture and produce sovereign artifacts at a high rate.
      Bluefire himself would likely not have nurtured a sovereign artifact already… so it seems likely that they procured it from somewhere else

    1. I doubt it, Linley would gain nothing from having the help of another Lesser Sovereign, so I believe he’s more likely to leave it for his descendants. On another note Orloff should really stop procrastinating. He got his 9th win in the Planar Wars a trillion years ago and he waited until less than a hundred years before the start of the next Planar Wars to get an Emissary he wanted so much that he sent two Sovereigns after him.

      1. No no i meant that Linley might get the Lesser Fire spark because he already was impolite once maybe they will clash again and give linley an excuse to kill him 🙂

        1. Ah, my bad. You’re probably right, I doubt that IET was going to introduce a Lesser Sovereign of Fire that didn’t get along with Linley if it wasn’t so Linley could get his last spark without feeling too guilty. Tbh I kinda hoped that Linley would take care of him right there and then so he could finally deal with Augusta even if he is under Orloff’s protection.

          He might have been able to get away with it since Borte was disrespectful and even threatened him and given how cultivators love face. And even if he couldn’t talk his way out of it, I doubt that even the Four Chief Sovereigns combined will be able to stop him once he fuses with the last spark.

  2. thank you Ren,

    am i the only one seriously considering to not read any CD for the next week?

    Also:
    Thus, my divine darkness clone is also preparing to head to the Infernal Relam.”

    realm 🙂

    1. Next chapter referred something with ‘race’, I think his specialty lies on his race. A whole soul mutated race is less likely. Unless they are very rare that can even the sovereigns unawared of their existance.

  3. Hmm, I know why Bresle is of interest to Orloff, something to do with his race. Oh, and I found this out by connecting the title of the next chapter. I assume the technique behind his divine race is the factor as to why Orloff wanted him before Linley got his chance to take Bresle. Hard to study something not in your hands after all.

    Either way, one can see that Linley is a Family Sovereign, he cares about those he chose and told them to work together as a team. I doubt any of the other sovereigns with more than 2 emissaries does that.

    And I think Bresle and Olivier might be good friends due their light and darkness training.

        1. just kidding, lol xD
          Im just reading the comments and reply some of them, :D.
          But I don’t think it is more likely, since the final battle is about to begin I think. 12 Chapters left, I wonder how far Augusta able to utilize those blood essence and how can he fend against Linley.

  4. Thanks for the chapter.
    Yes!! I think I found the best candidate to get the lesser fire sovereign spark from. hehe
    The Bula race, Another unique divine beast like godeater rat? It would be awesome if they are soul mutating race. But it is less likely, there should be no such thing.
    Hmn….

      1. Haeru is not soul mutated, he(or it) is just a dual element magical beast. It mentioned in earlier chapter.
        It does not have much different compared to Linley, dual-element magus (suppose to be triple if include his fire)

  5. So strange this thing about Bresle… First, in a previous chapter he was described like a good and “perfect guy”, then now we learn that the Chief Sovereign of Fate, also rumored to be described as a “nice, good willed and perfect” Sovereign is also interested in him. Are they related somehow? Like, father and son and somehow inherited the same traits? Weird…

    Edit: Just saw the next chapter’s title. Kinda strange to devote a whole chapter to specifically introduce a new “race”… So far apart from Godeater rats and those overpowered Divine Beasts, it didn’t take a whole chapter to introduce. And with all the drama about Bresle, if not his father, Mr. Fate is at least of the same race. Can’t be a coincidence. If not, call me oblivious…

    And that Borte, we can be sure he’ll be dead soon now that Linley also has a bad impression of him… as if we didn’t see that turn of events coming xD

    Also, I didn’t see it coming, Phusro being Bluefire’s emissary! Aha nice one!!

    1. Probably did Beirut follow Linley in his travel in Infernal plane and learned of Phusro at that time since he was being over protective of his Bebe. So I assume when Bluefire finally became Sovereign, he suggested Phusro.

    2. Yup, yup. That was a really great news to hear. No wonder the ‘fire sovereign’ is so friendly, willing to have full round of spar with Phusro. He is Bluefire afterall!

      Maybe Beirut’s initiative, or maybe his own initiative. Who knows, but at least Phusro isn’t one of emissaries under bad Sovereign. He was commander level expert, even without sovereign artifact, too bad if somebody else got him.

    1. lol that would be funny, the light clone is a goody good guy while the darkness a ruthless a***ole? XD
      I want a MC with dissociative identity disorder like that in a xanxia ahaha

    2. uaaaa….why “dark” is always synonimous to “bad, ruthless, ***kers, ***ll”? Augusta is the CSL but is ruthlessness is comparable to no one! oh, come on. I suppose it depends from what point of view you look at it…:)

      1. Nobody said that. Darkness is just an element like all the others. The personality of a character doesn’t have anything to do with his element/attribute. The Radiant Church was also supposed to be ‘radiant’ but instead it was quite dark if you think about it.

      2. He said that because his first clone is good natured and associated with Light. So when hearing the other one is a Darkness clone, it just pops in mind. No one ever said it was necessarily the case just because it’s about a Darkness clone.
        But Light and Dark are technically opposite to each other.
        What’s the opposite of good natured?
        There you have it.

  6. thanks a lot!
    hmph, such impudence! ah, i see, it’s because of his darkness clone? interesting! anyway, yay, all six of them around! anyway, linley’s better because he can empathise with the those who are not sovereigns…!

    1. I thought about that, like really, since Linley has a spare earth sovereign spark and Bluefire has an earth divine clone who’s not bad… but well, loosing a paragon of fire clone must butthurt.

  7. The two feared Linley, but they didn’t hold a mere Highgod like Bebe in any regard. In the eyes of a Sovereign…a Highgod like Bebe was but an ant. And now, this ant actually dared to angrily lecture them? How could this be permitted? If it weren’t for the fact that Linley was right there, the two probably would’ve killed Bebe right away.”

    Random quotation mark at the end of this paragraph.

    Thanks for the translation.

  8. There is a typo Ren you have” Not hesitating at all, Borte said respectfully, “Apologies. I’ve already accepted this Sovereign’s offer.” Borte should be changed to Bresle.

  9. Ah Bresle must be a Soul Mutate 2 way as well. Olivier would have become super powerful but he had to fuse a high god one. Although to be fair as a soul mutate he can nourish his upgraded soul properly since he did properly train to high god in his other one.

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