Book 7, Chapter 8

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Book 7, Heaven and Earth Turned Upside Down – Chapter 8, One Hand

In a secluded courtyard within the palace, the most important members of the royal clan of Fenlai were gathered, including Clayde, his wives, and his many children.

“The entire city of Fenlai is swarming with magical beasts. We definitely cannot all travel together in a large group, as that would attract some extremely powerful magical beasts.” Clayde said solemnly. This reasoning was something everyone understood, and was the reason why Director Maia and Menlo Dawson were travelling in small convoys.

Convoys of a few dozen people were everywhere in Fenlai City, and weren’t remarkable at all.

But a convoy of several hundred people would draw the attention of magical beasts of the ninth rank, and perhaps even result in an attack from a Saint-level magical beast.

The most dangerous thing one could do right now was to attract attention from magical beasts.

“Carre [Ka’lei], you and your mother shall lead a division of the Wildthunder squad soldiers. Here are five un-imprinted magicrystal cards. Remember, this represents thousands of years of accumulated wealth of our clan!” Clayde looked solemnly at his son.

There were too many people in the royal clan. They had to go in separate packs.

Clayde didn’t want for his clan to be annihilated. By going in separate packs, the chances of at least some surviving would be greater.

“Yes, father.” Carre was overjoyed.

Thousands of years of accumulated wealth…how much would that be worth?

“Shaq [Sha’ke], you, your mother, and your younger sister will also lead a division of the Wildthunder squad soldiers. Here are five magicrystal cards for you as well.” Clayde withdrew another five magicrystal cards and handed them to his second son. Both of the princes were extremely excited.

Clayde’s face was very solemn. He said, “The elite soldiers of our clan will be divided into these three divisions. Carre’s, Shaq’s, and my own. No matter who manages to survive in the end, at least our clan will continue. Enough, let’s head out!”

“Kaiser, as the instructor for the Wildthunder Regiment, you will come with me.” Clayde looked at Kaiser.

“Yes, your Majesty.” Kaiser nodded.

The Wildthunder Regiment was the most powerful defensive regiment within the Kingdom of Fenlai. The entire regiment, including Kaiser, only consisted of a hundred people, giving each squad only 33 soldiers. But although they were small in number, they were high in quality. Even the weakest member of this regiment was a warrior of the seventh rank.

Divided into three squads, the royal clan immediately began to flee in three separate directions.

….

“Swish!” Linley leapt up at a high speed. At the same time, there was a violet flash of light, and the Thunderwing Pegasus that was harassing Linley suddenly split into two halves. Linley continued to run forward, making his way towards the palace at high speed.

On the way, he passed by far too many human and magical beast corpses.

“Arrived at the palace.” Linley was leaping forward so fast that his body was naught but a blur, and with each movement, he travelled dozens of meters. This sort of astonishing speed made it impossible for magical beasts of the fifth and sixth ranks to stop him.

“Whew.”

Linley easily leapt up over ten meters in the air, flipping into the interior of the palace.

“Roaaaar!” The sound of magical beasts roaring could be heard from within, as well as the battle cries of soldiers. Right now, there were no longer any guards at the palace gates. The only things present were corpses, blood, and rent flesh. And, occasionally, a massive corpse of a magical beast.

Like an agile treecat, Linley leapt his way through the tops of the various palace buildings.

But when Linley arrived on top of one particular roof, he suddenly saw a mounted squad far away. Right now, virtually no one was using carriages anymore. Carriages were simply too slow for fleeing.

“That is…”

Linley instantly was able to recognize that golden-haired man in the center of the squad. It was the ‘Golden Lion’, Clayde. Clayde was currently issuing orders to his soldiers to kill the magical beasts besieging them. This squad’s teamwork was really quite marvelous.

When a group of elite warriors of the seventh and eighth ranks worked together as one, they were actually more powerful than a group of the same size consisting only of warriors of the eighth rank that had no teamwork.

“Clayde.” Linley’s eyes lit up.

“Boss, let’s make our move.” Bebe was excited as well.

“Wait. We can’t afford any mistakes this time. Wait for his squad to get closer to us, and then we will launch a sudden ambush.” Linley remained on top of the roof, his cold eyes focused on that distant mounted squad.

….

“Don’t waste any time. Quick.” Clayde swung the giant warsword in his hands, chopping down a Dragonhawk from midair.”

During this past half month, Clayde had managed to purge a small amount of Bloodrupture poison from his system, allowing him to recover 10% of his battle-qi. Although it was just 10%, he once more had the power of a warrior of the eighth rank.

But Clayde recognized that he would most likely need another half year to purge the remaining 90% of Bloodrupture poison from his body.

“Where the hell did all these magical beasts come from. Bastard.” Clayde was growing more and more furious.

These magical beasts had destroyed his capital, and now they were threatening his life. How could he not be angry?

“Quick.”

After killing all of the attacking magical beasts, Clayde immediately pressed his men to hurry on, and the troop of knights once more sped forward. As Clayde and his men travelled at high speeds through the pathways between the palace buildings, they didn’t notice at all that someone was lying in wait on the roofs above.

Watching Clayde and his men draw nearer and nearer, Linley narrowed his eyes.

All the fur on Bebe’s body was standing straight up.

“Now is the time!”

Linley’s voice rang out in Bebe’s head, and the two of them, man and magical beast, flew at high speeds towards Clayde. In that split second before launching, Linley’s entire body was suddenly covered with a layer of black scales, and spikes sprouted from his forehead, his elbows, and his knees. From behind, that draconic tail sprouted out as well.

Dragonform!

That squad of knights lived up to their reputation of being elites. As soon as Linley and Bebe flew towards them, they immediately noticed and tried to react. But Linley and Bebe were simply too fast!

“Ah! It’s you!” Immediately seeing that terrifying creature, Clayde knew without a doubt that Linley had come!

He didn’t have time to wonder why Linley wasn’t dead yet, because Linley’s draconic tail had already arrived, viciously slapping at him from just two meters away. Behind him, Kaiser had already become caught up dealing with that black Shadowmouse and wasn’t going to be able to save him.

“Whap!”

Linley’s draconic tail slapped down mercilessly, and Clayde quickly dodged by tumbling to the ground. Linley’s tail thus landed on the horse, and the animal was split into two halves by the sheer force of that vicious blow. The warhorse let out a pain-filled whinny before collapsing.

Fallen on the ground, Clayde pressed down on the ground with his fists and quickly retreated.

But now, Linley came chasing after him.

“Swish swish!” At the same time, eight spears gleaming with battle-qi were thrust at Linley.

“Haaargh!”

The Dragonblood battle-qi in Linley’s body burst forth, and he used his right leg to viciously kick at the ground. He instantly reached an extremely high momentum as he shot forward like a boulder that had been catapulted forth in anger. Linley’s body smashed fiercely against those eight spears.

The eight spears shuddered at almost the exact same time, and those eight streams of power essentially managed to cancel out with the power of Linley’s charge.

“This will be troublesome.” Linley frowned.

He didn’t expect those eight knights would be able to block his attack so effortlessly.

But what Linley didn’t know was that those eight knights were shocked and terrified as well. These eight knights were Clayde’s personal bodyguards, the most elite of the elite Wildthunder Regiment. All of them were warriors of the eighth rank. Working together, the eight of them would even be able to hold off a warrior of the ninth rank.

However, not even a warrior of the ninth rank would dare to forcibly ram into their spears. But Linley had.

“What a freakishly strong defense.” Hiding far away and protected by the remaining knights, Clayde’s heart trembled.

“Shkreeeee!”

Bebe let out a piercing screech, then swept his fierce claws at Kaiser again and again, while sometimes using his fangs to bite at him as well. But Kaiser rather effortlessly managed to use his greatsword to block each of Bebe’s attacks. Kaiser’s sword techniques seemed very simple but were highly effective.

One step back, then a piercing stab with the sword that seemed incredibly hard to block.

“Clayde, who is going to rescue you today?” Linley looked at the mighty warriors in front of him and sneered. “Fine, you want to engage in group attacks?” As soon as Linley finished speaking, he immediately charged at one particular knight.

Linley didn’t fear or pay attention to the attacks of the other knights, simply aiming himself at that one knight.

Now, their combined attacks were useless.

“Whoosh!” Linley was simply too fast. In the blink of an eye, he arrived by the side of that warrior of the eighth rank. Balling his fierce claws into a fist, he slammed it towards that warrior. The warrior leaned back to avoid it, but at this time, Linley’s draconic tail suddenly swung forward and crushed the warrior’s skull in.

“Thrall[Sa’er]!” Many of the knights howled in fury.

The Wildthunder Regiment had always trained together, and their affection for each other was no less than that of blood brothers. Many warriors furiously aimed their attacks at Linley, and despite their anger, they were still able to coordinate their attacks very well, as greatswords and long spears attacked in perfect sequence.

“Pew!” The Bloodviolet Godsword suddenly appeared in Linley’s hands. Ignoring the attacks aimed at him, Linley flew to another knight while thrusting Bloodviolet directly towards his eyes. The sword went straight through his skull. The man died immediately.

“Die!” Instantly, another one of the knights pierced at Linley’s head with his own spear.

Linley flipped Bloodviolet around and struck a counterblow. Just as the knight was about to attempt to block it, Bloodviolet suddenly curved in midair and effortlessly cut the knight’s head off. Even without being activated by battle-qi, the Bloodviolet Godsword in Linley’s hands could easily kill a warrior of the seventh rank. And now, suffused by Linley’s Dragonblood battle-qi, the Bloodviolet Godsword was more than capable of killing a warrior of the eighth rank as well.

Bizarre attacks!

Three of the warriors of the eighth rank had died in the blink of an eye.

“I want to see how you’ll block me!” Linley once again charged towards Clayde, the devilish Bloodviolet Godsword flashing nonstop in the air. None of the knights dared to close with Linley, because that Godsword in Linley’s hands was simply too bizarre.

“Grooooowl!”

Suddenly, from far away, a roar could be heard.

“Rumble, rumble, rumble.” Ponderous, heavy footsteps shook the earth. The deep sounds and vibrations made it more than clear that this was an enormous magical beast headed their way, and it was drawing closer.

But Linley didn’t care about anything at this point.

“Block him, block him!” Clayde shouted loudly, while continuing to retreat.

Linley suddenly leapt into the air, launched himself off a wall, and flew towards Clayde at high speed. Seeing this though, Kaiser instantly kicked off and launched himself backwards as well, transforming into a blur and sweeping the greatsword in his hands directly towards Linley.

“Come.” Linley didn’t attempt to block the sword at all, aiming the Bloodviolet Godsword in his hands directly at Clayde.

“Last time, you had a Saint-level Fateguard to protect you and Heidens to save you. I want to see who will rescue you this time.” Linley’s dark gold eyes spat death at Clayde, and the Bloodviolet Godsword in his hands struck out towards Clayde’s throat like a vicious snake. Right now, Clayde had almost gone crazy as he began to wave the greatsword in his hands in an attempt to block.

“Haaah!” Very suddenly, Kaiser released his grip on his greatsword, letting it fly.

“Bam!” Linley didn’t manage to react in time, and his right arm was struck heavily by the greatsword. Right at that moment, the burning battle-qi contained within the greatsword burst forth. Linley felt his arm suddenly grow numb. Due to this smashing blow, the Bloodviolet Godsword in his hands was now more than a meter away from his target, Clayde.

“Hmph.”

The Bloodviolet Godsword suddenly curved in midair, wrapping itself around the greatsword in Clayde’s hands, and then slid down until it was wrapped around Clayde’s wrist.  Chop!

“Whap!”

Clayde’s right hand was cut off, and it fell to the ground with a thud. The fingers on the hand were still extended, and the sword fell to the ground as well. In addition, that severed hand had a ring on it. That ring was the most precious item of all to the royal clan of Fenlai – the interspatial ring.

“My hand! Get it back, get it back!” Clayde’s face had turned white from the pain, but he still shouted furiously.

This interspatial ring contained 22 magicrystal cards with a total value of 2.2 billion gold coins! In addition, it had several dozen precious treasures that the royal clan had accumulated over thousands of years. Clayde would rather die than allow this interspatial ring to be lost. This was the accumulated wealth of countless generations of his clan!

“Swish!”

A black blur suddenly flashed by and made off with the severed hand, then leapt onto Linley’s shoulders.

“Boss, the more Clayde wants something, the more we will work to prevent him from getting it.” Standing on Linley’s shoulders, Bebe mentally spoke to Linley. “But Boss, why would he want this severed hand so much? There’s nothing special about this hand. Could it be that it is this ring that he wants?”


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98 thoughts on “Book 7, Chapter 8” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. “pierced at Linley’s head” —- > thrust at

      The moment Clayde cried for the hand, I knew Bebe would be the one to get it. Now I wanna see how Clayde reacts. Will he be dispirited or will he go crazy? Plus there’s a monster headed their way. Good show.

  1. wow.. new chapter!!!
    thanks ren and donors…
    A black blur suddenly flashed by and MADE off with the severed hand, then leapt onto Linley’s shoulders.
    i think it should be
    A black blur suddenly flashed by and RAN off with the severed hand, then leapt onto Linley’s shoulders.
    once again.. thank you for the hard work!!! 😀

    1. Thanks mas! Made off is accurate; it means to ‘escape with something’, usually pertaining to theft. It is better than ‘ran off’ in this case. Thanks though!

    1. It’s feudal age, so we can say that those commonets earn around 10 Euro/Dolars per year or less. So, we get around 3:1 ratio resulting in 733,(3) milions Euro/Dolars. Yeah, quite a bit.

  2. All dat money 😀
    He’ll be seriously loaded if he can keep that. So much so, that he’ll have no use for more money xD
    I do hope Clayde’ll die, though. That’s the main thing. Even if Linley will be dragged of by a handsome devil…

    1. Chapter is called “one hand” so regretfully, Clayde will most likely live because Magical Beast is going to appear and Linley will run away. It was said that it’s approaching.

        1. He didn’t really have a chance to escape and he was too desperate to kill Clayde last time, he seems to be more cautious now… He may enjoy tormenting Clayde now that he knows that as a former King he won’t be as well protected anymore (plus Linley will continue to become stronger while Clayde has been stagnating for decades).

          Thanks Ren for the translations (amazing speed and quality !).

        2. Yup. He did not run from combatants because he still could kill him and then run. And he did not run from Holy Emperor because he was not strong enough to run away… And, what approaches is most probably sain lvl beast 🙂 Oh, we will see we will see 😛

  3. Die die die Clayde. and Major treasure get. May the large beasty coming be of the 8th rank or higher and force the knights to defend from it an leave Clayde to die.

  4. Ha. So now he has bait that will prevent Clayde from running away I guess.
    He’s going to have to kill Kaiser and the rest though. If he’d done that from the beginning, this would already be done.
    But I guess that would mean no cliffhanger. Can’t have that, right? lol.

    1. Actually, that’s an error. It should be Wildthunder; my eyes glazed over as I was translating. Fixing. 萨尔 (Sai’er) is indeed the Chinese name for Thrall in Warcraft though! Good eye.

  5. “Arrived at the palace.”

    Ren you should change the tense ‘ed’ to ‘ing’ because he just got there its shouldn’t be in past tense

    “Arriving at the palace.”

    1. Nope, this one should be ‘ed’. Arriving would be if he was about to arrive, but he said this to himself after having already arrived. Thanks though!

        1. Never mind if Linley said it out a loud to himself. It would be more helpful if he said or he thought as action because it seem to be missing and it’s different if it is standalone but it’s not.

  6. His next mansion shall be built from gold coins! it seems… how else will he spend his newly acquired 2.2 billion?

    Thanks for the chapter and very good job yesterday ^^ 4 Chapters you are the man RWX

      1. Are you sure that you don’t need to add “in” ? I mean “to draw near” = “to close in”. I’m pretty sure that without any preposition it means “to shut something”

        And thank you for the chapters by the way 😉 !!!

  7. Clayde would rather die than allow this interspatial ring be lost.

    I think a ‘to’ should be added

    Clayde would rather die than allow this interspatial ring to be lost.

  8. When I read the title I was a bit worried that Lindley would be the one to lose/sacrifice his hand in order to kill clayde.

    And just speculation but I’m going to assume that the spacial ring is blood bound so will he be able to use it without killing clayde?

  9. “Last time, you had a Saint-level Fateguard to protect you and Heidens to save you. I want to see who will rescue you this time.” Linley’s dark gold eyes spat death at ( Heidens ), and the Bloodviolet Godsword in his hands struck out towards Clayde’s throat like a vicious snake.

    i don´t think heiden´s name belongs there… should be clayde, right ?

  10. i rlly wanted to see linley kill all clayde´s sons and women in front of him…. would have beong spectacular… and linley saying something like : ” what u did the same to my family right?” , so sad author doesnt linley so dark 🙁

      1. yea… considering so far 1 woman actually killed him (if not for bebe) and the other was cheap enough to being taken away…. and those children will seek vengance so it is just a preventing strike, all haill women and children XD

        1. If Linley just kills everyone travelling with Clyde, there won’t be any witnesses. Clyde’s sons would probably assume a monster killed him and won’t seek vengeance against Linley. There is no need to seek out the other two parties of royal family members.

          That is, if they even realize/notice Linley survived the attack. Do they even know Linley was behind the previous attempt on Clyde’s life? Heiden’s may have made sure Clyde didn’t tell anyone.

      1. But he IS a douche. He killed a thousand innocent combatants in his attempt to kill Clayde, remember? He also had a female servant whipped 20 times for coming in without warning althought he had NOT warned them not to come in.

  11. Thanks for this chapter, really nice read after work =D
    One thing I don’t understand. It seem Linley totally forget he is a Magi no ? I think he may be using wind magic to speed up, but he is a 7 rank magi no ? Why don’t use it ? I don’t get it =\

    1. Tomatoes is not using simple RPG system for his worlds, it has even been confirmed in chapter when Linley was captured. He used spell of wind, but he got only a little bit faster. It’s not simple “+50% movement speed”, but rather “capable of increasing movement speed to X value”. As transformed Linley is warrior of 9’th rank, this boost does not affect him that much.

      About gravity field, sure he could, but its not that big AOE and neither will it affect warriors of 8 th rank that much. It would be wasted effort when he can just use his time to kill them off physically.

  12. Thank you very much again! Linley fighting and Bebe being its little smug self is very enjoyable. Now all this chapter needs for perfection are the kitties to appear.. I wonder where did Dylin leave his three kittens.
    My try at typo-spotting:
    The warhorse let out a pain-filled whiney
    -> whinny (horse sound)
    and effortless cut the knight’s head off
    -> effortlessly (should be adverb here?)

  13. Ren
    I lost it and decided to use translators to read the raw files.

    Considering the number of people are hooked to your translations I believe its safe to say the site might crash after chapter 21.

    1. Hey cashew, it’s from a Chinese artist called Noah on Deviant Art. You can check it out at noah-kh.deviantart.com/gallery/. He has some awesome artworks!

  14. Site crash after chapter 21?

    Well, I can’t say we’ll try our best with that as our goal, since that would be sad for everyone involved, but What can I say? If things get to the point where Ren has that many fans, then I imagine that things will work out one way or another.

    Loved the chapter by the way.
    And Linley got himself both a useful ring, and BILLIONS of gold.
    you know, to start his own country or something.

    All Hail Ren!

  15. only things present were corpses, blood, and rent flesh

    do you mean rank flesh?
    thanks for the hard work this has become one of my favorite series including LN manga anime and webnovels. great clear translation by the way

  16. **None of the knights dared to close with Linley, because that Godsword in Linley’s hands was simply too bizarre.**
    Should be something like “dared draw close to Linley”. I saw you mentioned it in an earlier comment. You need to have the “draw” in there though. Just saying “close” in this usage is incorrect. Also, generally being close “with” is at least partially emotional or what not. You can’t be close “with” a salt shaker, but you can be close to it. In this case, it looks to be a purely physical close so it would be “to”.

    **The Bloodviolet Godsword suddenly curved in midair, wrapping itself around the greatsword in Clayde’s hands, then sliding down until it was wrapping around Clayde’s wrist, then chopped!**
    “then slid down until it was wrapping around Clayde’s wrist and chopped”
    This one was a bit odd so I’m not completely confident in it. But I’m pretty sure it should be “slid” and the second “then” is…. Well it’s technically not wrong. It’s just bad practice. If you had 3 actions normally you’d say something like “first, then, finally”. You would never say then more than once like “then, then, then”. Unless you wanted your English teacher to bludgeon you with the nearest blunt object she could find, lol.
    I feel like I may have rambled a bit too much on this one… Oh well I guess. :/

      1. It certainly is in the definition there. It makes my head hurt because “close with the enemy” makes no sense to me at all as a sentence with no other action words.
        “Grapple close with the enemy” makes sense to me, but grapple is an action word. Close in the way they used it shouldn’t be an action. With that said, you’re right about what that dictionary says. It still makes my head hurt though, lol.

  17. The only reason that I think that Linley is really really stupid is because not once did he use any wind or earth magic smh. He could have killed all of the troops and clayde by now without even using bloodviolet.

  18. “Boss, the more Clayde wants something, the more we will prevent him from getting it.”
    ‘the more we will prevent him from getting it’ seems off to me, something missing. I would say “the more we prevent him from getting it the better off we are” or something similar to that. Or, maybe I am overthinking it…

  19. HaHa ~ Awww * Don’t Take The Childs Toys, HAHA LOL

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    [ Dark Premonition, Theory ]
    Something Is Gonna Happen I Can Feel It ” A Twist of Fate ” ?
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    Nooooo, DiE … I’ve Never Wanted, Anyone In Any Story, To Die So Badly !!!!! :3

    Thanks For The Translations !
    Take Care Everyone & Of Each Other !

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