Book 21, Chapter 4

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Book 21, The Peak – Chapter 4, Sovereign Linley

“One of the candidates…”

So Beirut had been keeping an eye on all of his adventures through the Infernal Realm, and had been constantly evaluating him.

“Although I became a Sovereign, I, like any ordinary mortal, wish to be able to give the Sovereign sparks to those people who are close to me. My three children and Bebe…they clearly wouldn’t possibly have any accomplishments in earth, fire, and water. Because of Bebe, it was natural for me to entrust you with my hopes as well. But I also understood that amongst Sovereigns of the same rank, if there was too great a difference in one’s insights into the profound mysteries, that wouldn’t work either. Linley, back then, your comprehension of the profound mysteries of the Laws was simply at too low a level.” Beirut sighed. “After all, even the weakest of Sovereigns has fused five types of profound mysteries! I’m that sort, myself. But of course, the vast majority has fused just five profound mysteries!”

“The weakest have fused five?” Linley was a bit startled.

“Grandpa.” Bebe said, surprised, “You once said that many Sovereigns were amongst the very first batch of Highgods that rose shortly after the creation of the universe, who were lucky enough to seize a Sovereign spark. Their innate talent isn’t necessarily high; how could they have fused five profound mysteries?”

It must be understood that for many experts, fusing three or even four profound mysteries was their limit, and they wouldn’t be able to make any further breakthroughs.

“Haha…” Beirut began to laugh, then he looked mysteriously at Linley. “As for why even the less talented Sovereigns are able to fuse five profound mysteries…after you become a Sovereign, you will understand.”

“After I become a Sovereign?” Linley’s heart trembled.

“Although after you become a Sovereign, your future accomplishments will be significant…” Beirut shook his head. “The stronger you are as a Deity, the better. Back then, you had only fused three profound mysteries. You only relied on the ‘Soulstone’ and the powerful body given to you by your Azure Dragon lineage to defeat Seven Star Fiends.”

“The candidates that I considered generally had fused at least five profound mysteries.” Beirut shook his head and said, “For example, Bluefire. He was the most powerful of them. He had even reached a final bottleneck, and was just one step away from becoming a Paragon.”

Linley sighed in his heart.

Beirut had been keeping watch over a group of people. If he was being completely impartial, Linley wouldn’t even be qualified to become a potential candidate.

“But of course, because of Bebe, I still hoped that you would become a Sovereign.” Beirut laughed.

This was the nature of human relationships. Who wouldn’t hope for the possibility of giving nice things to their closest family and friends?

“However, your improvement speed is indeed fast. Your trip through the Netherworld…made me evaluate you even more seriously.” Beirut smiled. “In fact, I even asked Bluefire to have his original body and his divine earth clone follow you in secret that entire time, protecting you if necessary.”

“Follow in secret?” Linley and Bebe looked at Bluefire in shock.

Bluefire had been tracking him, but they hadn’t realized at all.

“Linley, I was quite surprised, because you actually were able to fuse a fourth profound mystery in the Planar Battlefield! You developed your new supreme technique, ‘Microcosm’.” Beirut laughed. “That technique of yours, especially when combined with the special way of using the Redbud Sovereign’s ‘Amethyst Space’, had already surpassed the techniques of most experts who had fused five types of profound mysteries.”

“In two thousand short years, you had fused four profound mysteries. This sort of speed, even across the entire universe, definitely qualified you as a genius.” Beirut laughed happily. “I was certain that if you continued to train like this, you would absolutely be able to fuse five profound mysteries.”

“And so, then and there, I decided that you would be the candidate to become the Sovereign of Earth.” Beirut said.

Linley let out a moved sigh.

“No wonder.” Bebe mumbled. “No wonder back then, Mr. Leylin appeared.”

“Right. My assignment, by that point, was essentially complete.” Bluefire laughed, and then he looked at Linley. “The Demigod who had received tutelage from me back at Mount Copper Gong had, in two thousand short years, had reached such heights, and was going to be, in the future, my comrade, the Sovereign of Earth. This truly was incredible. Who would have imagined…that shortly after I left, a major problem occurred. I was terrified as well. After all, my Sovereign clone couldn’t leave the Yulan Plane, while my original body wasn’t able to make it in time, even though I hurried back to save you. I was truly worried that you would be killed by Magnus, just like that.”

Beirut let out an emotional sigh as well. “Bluefire told me that you had suffered an attack from Magnus, and that you were a hair away from death. I was very worried as well. Worried that you would die.”

“But who would have imagined that this became your chance to transform!” Beirut’s eyes were shining. “You had four divine clones, yet were able to successfully mutate your soul. This let you become a supreme expert who surpassed the Paragons! Haha…Linley, you, as a Soul Mutate, are even more qualified than Bluefire and myself!”

The more powerful a person was, the more powerful they would naturally become upon becoming a Sovereign!

“Linley, look…” Beirut waved his hand, and a black stone box appeared.

Linley immediately recognized that this black stone box was the box that had been removed from that giant sealing formation.

“You should have already guessed what is inside.” Beirut smiled as he opened the box. He tossed aside the lid, and instantly, two auras of light shot out in every direction, and a heart-shaking aura drifted out from the light. Linley and Bebe couldn’t help but stare raptly towards it.

Within the box was a pair of gems that appeared similar to divine sparks.

The gems seemed to be made of a semi-translucent gray glass. At first glance, it seemed like some sort of jewels. These two gems were emanating two different types of light; one was a deep, weighty, earthen yellow color. The other was a soft, slick azure-green color. In addition, the aura and majesty contained within them made even Linley and Bebe’s hearts tremble.

“These are Sovereign sparks!” Linley was absolutely certain.

Beirut let out a very emotional sigh. “These two Sovereign sparks are the water-type Sovereign spark that came from the Azure Dragon’s corpse, and the earth-type Sovereign spark that came from the Black Tortoise’s corpse! I have already safeguarded these two Sovereign sparks for more than ten thousand years. I was worried that on one of my business trips outside of the Yulan Plane, I might be attacked and killed by the Chief Sovereign of Light. What, then, would happen to these Sovereign sparks? And so I decided that even if I died, I wouldn’t let Augusta acquire them. Thus, I created that seal.”

Linley secretly nodded.

A seal that only Sovereigns could break, and yet was kept in a material plane. The Chief Sovereign of Light truly did have no hope of opening it.

“Alas. How wonderful would it have been if we had a darkness-type Sovereign spark.” Bebe rubbed his jaw twice and mumbled.

Beirut laughed as he glanced at Bebe. “Do you think Sovereign sparks are so easily acquired? Alright, Linley. Let me tell you this. If you want to become a Sovereign, there is only one way, and one way alone; fuse with a Sovereign spark! Regarding Sovereign sparks…ever since the creation of the universe countless years ago, 77 Sovereign sparks naturally descended. Only by training to the Highgod level through your own power can you fuse a Sovereign spark.”

Linley nodded slightly.

Training to become a Sovereign was indeed something which pure effort could accomplish.

“The reason why Sovereigns are so powerful is because of their Sovereign spark. Highgod Paragons, and you, a Soul Mutate, have fused the power of your Will into your souls, yes?” Beirut laughed.

“Right.” Linley nodded.

“Sovereigns are different. Virtually all of the power of their Will is in the Sovereign spark.” Beirut said. “When fusing a Sovereign spark, the boundless Will power held within the Sovereign spark will transform your soul. Because the souls of your other divine clones are part of you, they, too, will receive a partial transformation. But that’s secondary; compared to the Will within the Sovereign spark, the power of the Will of the souls of your clones will be less than ten thousandth!”

Linley nodded slightly.

“Lord Beirut.” Linley asked, puzzled. “There are Lesser, Intermediate, and High ranks amongst Sovereigns. If I become a Lesser Sovereign, but in the future acquire an Intermediate Sovereign spark of the same element, will I be able to fuse it?”

“No.” Beirut didn’t hesitate at all.

“If you become a Lesser Sovereign, you will be a Lesser Sovereign for your entire life.” Beirut said. “But of course…if you have two divine clones, you can separately fuse two different Sovereign sparks. This is possible. According to legend, the Chief Sovereign of Lightning has an additional Sovereign clone which is a Sovereign of Earth.

Linley was awestruck.

A single person, take two Sovereign positions?

“Haha, Linley, enough of the Chief Sovereign of Lightning. Even you will be in possession of two Sovereign bodies.” Beirut suddenly said.

“What!” Linley was completely shocked.

“Grandpa, what did you say?” Bebe cried out in shock. “You are going to let Boss…”

Beirut’s eyes were flashing, and he laughed as he spoke. “If Linley was just an ordinary Paragon, there is no way I would let him simultaneously fuse with two types of Sovereign sparks. However…he is a Soul Mutate. He can fuse divine power! I very much want to see how powerful Linley will be, once he is both a Sovereign of Earth and a Sovereign of Water!”

The nearby Bluefire seemed very excited as well. “Originally, Beirut was only planning to let you become a Sovereign of Earth. But then, your soul mutation was a success. Beirut’s plans were changed! He was prepared to let you have two Sovereign clones!”

“I never even dared imagine that one day, I would be able to openly walk out of the Yulan Plane. This was because I had no confidence in my ability to fight against Augusta.” Beirut’s eyes turned sharp. “However, Linley, your soul mutation gave me hope! Ever since the creation of the universe, there have only been so many Sovereigns. The conditions necessary for the creation of a Soul Mutate, however, are very harsh and strict. There has never been a Soul Mutate amongst the Sovereigns.”

“Although there are some who possess two Sovereign clones, because they are unable to fuse their powers, they naturally wouldn’t grow much stronger! But you, Linley, are different!”

Beirut stared at Linley. “You are a Soul Mutate. I very much want to know what level of power you will have, after becoming a Sovereign of two different elements!”

“In fact, I even believe that there is hope for you to be able to lead me out of the Yulan Plane, and for me to no longer fear the Chief Sovereign of Light, Augusta.” Beirut’s eyes were sharp.

It was precisely because he saw, on Linley, his hope for departing the Yulan Plane! This was why Beirut had been so excited and had lost his composure.

A Fusion Sovereign?

This was definitely unheard of.

“The heavens have treated me with great kindness. I had originally worried about Augusta being in possession of an Overgod artifact, but now, haha, you have an Overgod weapon as well.” Beirut was extremely excited. “Everything has gone perfectly. I can already sense, Linley, that you, a hitherto unseen Fusion Sovereign, definitely will not disappoint me!”

Linley couldn’t help but feel hot blood pumping through him.

Indeed…

Other Sovereigns with two Sovereign clones who were not Soul Mutates wouldn’t be able to fuse their Sovereign power. Only Linley could. Only he was a true Fusion Sovereign.

“Linley, fuse them.” Beirut tossed the stone box towards Linley.

Linley looked at the two glass-like Sovereign sparks within the stone box, then at Beirut, Bluefire, and Bebe. The three of them all had looks of hope in their eyes.

“Fusing the Sovereign sparks…” Although he felt his blood boiling in his veins, Linley forced himself to calm down. “I’ll first fuse with a single spark, then the other one.” Linley felt that it would be safer to advance step-by-step.

Drip!

A single drop of blood leaked out from Linley’s finger, landing atop the surface of the earth-type Sovereign spark. Instantly, the earth-type Sovereign spark levitated into the air. A dense, earthen yellow aura shot out in every direction. Linley willed it, and instantly his body changed, with his divine earth clone emerging and the other three clones, along with his original body, remaining in his sea of consciousness.

His earthen yellow hair fluttered freely as he stared directly at the earth-type Sovereign spark.

“Rumble…”

The eighteenth floor of the Necropolis of the Gods originally had an azure sky and an azure ground. But in this instant…

The universe seemed to instantly change. A terrifyingly dense surge of earthen yellow elemental essences suddenly filled this entire universe. A flood of earthen yellow water suddenly manifested around Linley and swirled around him. This flood of earthen yellow water was liquefied earth-type Sovereign power, and that earth-type Sovereign spark was slowly sinking itself into Linley’s forehead.

“A new Sovereign has been born.” Beirut had a hint of a smile at the corner of his lips. Beirut felt very satisfied at having been able to bring about a new Sovereign. At the same time, he was a bit nervous. “A Fusion Sovereign which has never before appeared. What will this be like?”


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120 thoughts on “Book 21, Chapter 4” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Thanks for the chapter xD I’m half happy and sad as in 40 more chapters, Linley will be gone from my life unless I re-re-re-reread the whole novel again 😛

  1. This is my first time commenting but seriously many thanks to the author translator and donor. This book is the most wonderful thing id ever knew looking forward for this to have an anime or somthing incredible i hope for many more people to discover its greatness thank you for every damn feeling i felt when reading this thank you thank you

    1. actually, wind and fire sovereign spark are there in front of linley. just kill beirut and leylin then he will become OP, haha kidding

      Thanks for the chapter RWX and others *bow

  2. “Training to become a Sovereign was indeed something which pure effort could accomplish.”
    could not accomplish*

    (Recently it doesn’t seem like Ren has been bothering to fix spelling mistakes though.)

    1. “Only by training to the Highgod level through your own power can you fuse a Sovereign spark.”

      Linley nodded slightly.

      Training to become a Sovereign was indeed something which pure effort could accomplish”

      Not sure bout miss spelling.

      1. “Training to become a Sovereign”
        This statement is impossible, as the rest of the chapter talks about how a sovereign spark is required to become one so as to limit the number of sovereigns to 77.

        Therefore taking that into context with the rest of the statement, namely:
        “was indeed something which pure effort could accomplish.”
        is innately contradictory, the only logical solution is that the translator missed the word “not”, at which point the sentence makes sense.

  3. So please correct me if im wrong didnt they state that the stronger you are as a god the stroger the born sovereign will be?
    Why the hell wont they wait a bit then? Linley has only trained for a few thousand years if they would give him another maybe 10.000 years to train he would propably be able to fuse 5 or even 6 laws togther making him a stronger sovereign and increasing the chances of him being able to beat augustas little light ass.
    10.000 years should be nothing to them even linley tends to completly forget time when he trains waiting another 10k years for increased chances seems like a pretty damn good idea to me.
    Well its to late now anyways :/
    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

    1. well beriut did say most sovereign has fused 5 of the 6 and theres a reason behind it, so im assuming when one becomes a sovereign theres a massive increase of insights

  4. Hey, I just thought of something. Phusro said that he came across a Sovereign of Fire who made him an emissary, and he did quite a bit to protect Linley during the war with the eight great clans despite having only met once. What if that Sovereign was Bluefire, and Phusro was ordered to protect Linley by Bluefire?

    1. Unlikely it has been stated that bluefire sovereign clone has never left the yulan plane. Even if you ignore that would bluefire even have been a sovereign long enough to make sovereign artifact at that point? And even if was level to make one that quickly would just give his most likely only sovereign artifact to a random person? Unlikely,but anything is possible

      1. But they do become sovereigns instantly…..and the overgod weapon was made instantly….so they might be able to make sovereign stuff instantly????

        1. It was already said many times that to create a sovereign artifact they need to nurish an item for a long time thats why they are so valuable.
          If they could just create them left and right they wouldnt even care to collect them back from their emissarys

      2. What about the sovereign artifacts the 4DB left behind in the necropolis of the gods? And Bluefire can beat Phusro with just his original body even if his will is limited because his sovereign clone is in the Yulan Plane.

        1. I think there’s 3 types of sovereign armor “slots”. A weapon, soul armor and physical armor. Linley already has an overgod weapon, sovereign soul armor (CD ring) and for physical armor his dragon form is more powerful than a sovereign artifact already…

          So I don’t think he’ll be needing any of those for himself, maybe give them to Delia and Bebe?

          1. His overgod weapon gives him a strong physical attacl, if he can obtained the 4 divine beast innate abilities, his soul attack will be strong as well.

      3. I don’t know about the sovereign artifact, but Beirut already said Bluefire’s Original body was protecting Linley. The Original Body can use a bit of the other clone’s power, so Bluefire’s original body can use a bit of power from his Sovereign of Fire clone. Just look at the Planar War arc, Bluefire’s original body uses fire type power to rush to Linley’s rescue and Magnus even mistakes his original body for a Paragon of Fire.

        So there’s a big possibility that it was Bluefire’s Original body (while using fire type power from his Sovereign clone) that made Phusro an emmisary.

    2. Ye Bluefire being Phusro’s sovegin is very likely.
      Remember when Beirut talked with Phusro about Phusro’s sovegin? He sounded as if he knows the sovegin personally. And as old as Beirut is, I doubt he knows that many fire sovegins x)

  5. Linley gets very little benefit fusing the same type of laws together, his true power comes from fusing different laws together, it’s a shame though.
    I wonder if it is coincidence that Linley becomes a sovereign of same types of laws he has fused together.
    With two sovereign power fusion + overgod sword, he should be as strong as intermediate soverigns, maybe?

  6. Linley has sent his divine fire and water clone to the Yuan plane separately with his family, while going with his earth and wind clone after the jewel.
    How come he suddenly has all his clones with him? Careless author’s loophole 🙁

    1. Linley went with his Wind clone after the diamond. The earth clone left with his family. Linley’s clones went with Beirut to retrieve the original body since Beirut needed Linley to guide him to the material plane

  7. Thanks for the chapter RWX, Roaring Kitten, darkyojimbo, PA of Australia, SU of Australia, Saitama, anonymous 2 and TJ of Singapore! Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack ❤

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