WMW Chapter 1182

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Devouring

The path of Magi was a path of truth, each and every step wrought with peril. Many, many worlds of all sizes and powers existed in the astral plane, but few could climb to the peak. A peak rank 8 had reached the limit of all aspects, leaving no more room to grow.

The only way to advance further was to use their own bodies to nurture the power of spacetime, successfully advancing to become rank 9 Grand Magi. Fail and one would be wiped from the sands of time completely, without even a chance to resurrect.

“My path shall not stop at the peak of rank 8. I WILL become a rank 9 Magus, an immortal being that transcends all existence!” Leylin’s giant figure shrunk back down to the size of a normal human being. The dark mist turned into a regal robe that draped itself around him.

“The Lord of Original Sin!” Everyone congratulated Leylin upon his return. His advancement caused waves of energy to ripple throughout the astral plane, his proclamation as the Lord of Original Sin being heard by every being of laws. There was no pretense in the congratulations of Mother Core and the rest, only containing respect for truth and improvement.

“You’ve waited long enough,” Leylin said with an apologetic face, seeing the suppressed killing intent in the Lords of Calamity, “But now, we may rejoice. The real battle is about to begin!”

Leylin had promised Mother Core that he would participate in the Final War once he advanced to the peak of rank 8. Now was the time to fulfill that promise!

*Boom!* The perfect power of original sin spread out from Leylin’s arms, turning into a crimson-veined darkness.

The Lords of Calamity avoided his gaze with fervour. Seeing Leylin seemed to remind them of their worst nightmares. The same went even for Mother Core, her large eye shifting away as she didn’t dare to make eye contact.

“Innate spell— Nine-Headed Nightmare Hydra Transformation!” Leylin’s body was wrapped up by the power of original sin, expanding as it morphed into the physical form of the Nightmare Hydra. As the primogenitor of the entire bloodline, each piece of his flesh was incomparably real.

*Hiss!* The Nightmare hydra spread apart its nine pairs of wings, blotting out the entire world as it vanished from the divine kingdom. The black mist whizzed through the air, roaming freely around the lower planes as he reached the Barrens of Doom and Despair.

Leylin followed the oozing river, flying across the Fugue Plane before the gods could even react. He’d reached the end of the Barrens of Doom and Despair in an instant, arriving at a large door located at the Peaks of Flame.

The Nightmare Hydra roared as its nine serpent heads spat out the powers of laws, immediately blasting the large gate into bits. It continued moving all the while, not even stopping at the entrance.

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The gods entered a frenzy the moment the Nightmare Hydra crossed the gates. It was like a calamity had befell them.

“It’s the nightmare of the gods! The Night Serpent is here!” Many avatars arrived at the Celestial Hall, their eyes filled with worry.

“The final prophecy of the Goddess of Prophecy before her fall, the Serpent of the End… Are we at the end times?” Oghma clutched his beard in vexation.

“Forget why he knows about the secret in the Barrens of Doom and Despair, do we have the time to get there?” The Morninglord was someone who believed in action.

“No… That area is the end of all things. Teleporting there is impossible even for deities, and it’s the same for the oozing river and the Fugue Plane…” another greater god answered.

“Then why could he traverse those lands so quickly?” Lathander frowned, and Tyr did as well.

“Because his speed already surpasses all of us. He represents the end of everything, containing the same essence as the Barrens of Doom and Despair. He won’t be suppressed by the oozing river and the Fugue Plane…” Oghma collapsed to the ground in despair. “We can only hope that the final guardian will emerge victorious…”

All the gods cast their gazes behind the door, despair and more complicated emotions filling their faces.

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*Boom!* Past the door was a land of unimaginable heat and blazing fires. A boundless ball of fire floated in front of Leylin, radiating large amounts of heat.

“The sun…” The Nightmare Hydra roared in indignation, activating the power of Prideguard. The heat that could melt all metals didn’t affect Leylin one bit.

“Let’s follow the prophecies of the gods then, and end the world!” The Nightmare Hydra roared and moved forward.

“Wait, Magus!” Just as Leylin was about to take action, another massive figure walked through the door and stopped him in his tracks.

This was evidently a god, yet he took on the figure of a beast like a gigantic monster. The golden light radiating from his body was at the peak of power, and he gave off an ancient, archaic aura.

“The Father of Dinosaurs, Creator of Chult, Ubtao! You’ve been missing for millennia from the Church of Nature… So this is where you were all this while…” Leylin’s voice sounded from the hydra’s central head.

“To stop the Serpent of the End and protect the world is my calling!” Even if this monstrous god looked extremely malevolent, he actually radiated the power of justice and hope.

“Guarding the sun and protecting the world may be righteous to you, I admit. But… Defeating the entire World of Gods and winning the war for the Magi is true righteousness for me…” Leylin had nothing much to say to someone who stood on the enemy side.

*HISS!* *ROAR!* Two massive figures collided in the void, the aftermath of their collision so strong even the sun had to avoid the energy.

*Boom! Boom! Boom!* Space was destroyed in their fight, disintegrating into the tiniest of pieces as multiple worlds rumbled and roared. They hadn’t felt such destructive force since the dusk of the gods.

“You are indeed a powerful god of ancient times, but your time is over. You can’t compare to me in any aspect, Ubtao…” The Nightmare Hydra roared, and under Leylin’s powers of original sin Ubtao’s body was riddled with holes. The peak of a path’s power, replenished continuously from the beings of the entire astral plane, let Leylin exceed the peak of rank 8 in power. Even Distorted Shadow in his prime would have to give way to him!

“Protecting the world is the mission the overgod gave me.” The powerful beast roared out, a raging aura forming at its jaws.

“Stubborn…” The Nightmare Hydra opened its jaws, chomping down hard on Ubtao. A crimson light appeared from the vertical pupil, entering Ubtao’s head.

“Ubtao!” The fortified defences of Ubtao’s soul were corroded away just like that, and Leylin appeared in front of him with Seven SIns in hand.

Leylin roared out, swinging a large battle axe down on Ubtao’s truesoul. A forthright middle-aged man parried the attack, using a dinosaur claw that looked like a crossblade.

“Wrath!” Leylin shouted just one word in the moment of the collision. The head of wrath appeared behind him, causing Ubtao to lose his concentration. Although his soul could not be corrupted by Leylin, a momentary lapse of awareness was a fatal mistake in such a high-level fight.

*Boom!* Seven Sins broke the dinosaur claw apart, continuing downwards as it pierced into Ubtao’s skull. It carried the powers of Death and Massacre, destroying everything.

*Boom! Boom!* Ubtao’s truesoul was destroyed, followed by his body constructed with divine force. An ancient god fell just like that, causing multiple worlds to weep.

“No one, no thing can stop me!” The Nightmare Hydra howled out, heading above the sun.

The sun of the World of Gods was quite different from the other stars of the astral plane. It was extremely large and hot, almost as big as a world! It was projected into multiple different planes, providing a continuous stream of energy to the Celestial Planes and the prime material plane.

It was at this moment that a dark shadow appeared above it.

“Innate spell— World Devouring!” The Nightmare Hydra body grew incomparably large, and its nine heads formed into one huge maw, hissing as a terrifying stormy black hole appeared at the Devouring Serpent’s head. Heat could not escape, nor could small particles, not even light could escape this!

The black hole grew larger and larger, growing into the maw of a beast that swallowed the entire sun whole!

*Boom!* Beings of multiple worlds saw a horrifying scene— A winged serpent which covered the skies had gulped the sun down!


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51 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 1182” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

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    HAIL TO THE SECT!

    Thanks for the chapter!

  2. In the world of WotMW it seems that power linked to spacetime is derived from two sources; matter (i.e. laws of the elements) and the collective will of the people (or else the dreamscape wouldn’t exist). This is represented by the two major worlds of the magi and the gods. Where the path of faith represents the conscious will of the people and dreamforce represents their unconscious will. Leylin has taken advanted of both of these spacetime aspects and walks the path of the Original Sin, a path that consists of the matter that evokes a strong emotional response from people, thereby fusing the two paths. Leylin is truly greedy, but he has the willpower and cleverness to achieve his goals. Such is his path.
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      1. No, and that’s not what he said. We can always count on you to provide some of the least informed comments on Wuaxiaworld.

        From your comments it can be seen that you have a very tenuos grasp of any novel you read, so to you anything would be out of the ass or generic.

  3. thanks for the chapter.

    Leylin mentioned that he didn’t just want to be a rank 9 magus. He wanted to be the best rank 9 magus. That was his mindset. Always aim for the best of the best. He could do that thanks to his partial AI soul.

    But that got me thinking. Maybe there’s something greater. Maybe a rank 10 or 11 magus even. They wouldn’t show themselves here because it is beneath them. I don’t think there is a limit to the astral plane either. There may even be another dreamscape, another magus and god’s world will equivalent elsewhere that is yet to be discovered.

    It wasn’t really discussed how vast the astral plane is. They don’t say that magi has discovered everything either. But they do say that Leylin is absorbing the energy of sins from the astral plane. I think to myself that’s only to the point that dreamscape can reach. It may even be possible that there be another dreamscape elsewhere that can support another lord of original sin for that vast region.

    I want to believe that because it’s a little depressing to think that magus and god’s world are the only super powers in the universe. That once Leylin conquers everything here that’s all there is to do. It would be rather boring if that’s the case.

    1. I think you truly do underestimate the size of the astral plane. In my opinion the astral plane would basically mean everything inside of the space that was created because of the Big Bang and that by itself is already unimaginable to us but if you believe in another universe outside of ours than so what? I mean our universe will only keep growing and therefore Leylin would certainly remain Immortal so why should he care about other universes?

      1. That may just well be it. A rank 9 magus can allow Leylin to travel to different universes and explore the unknown that way.

        The reason why I’m saying all this is because it would be boring if that’s end of it all. Leylin himself would literally be bored to death if there is nothing else to discover. There’s only so much you can do.

        If there are infinite universes then that means that there are infinite possibilities. It’s no longer boring to be just immortal.

        1. He could just have fun pretending to be a regular person, or he could find out why he got the A.I. chip.
          Also he needs to sort out the bird in the dreamscape.
          He could also use his powers to travel back to earth and be immortal there

        2. I believe the greatest mystery is the one presented at the very beginning of the story; the circumstances of Leylin’s first death and subsequent reincarnation, and the fusion of his soul with the A.I. chip.
          This seems to suggest that there may be a multiverse, that the astral plane does not contain his old world, i.e. our Earth, otherwise Leylin would have found it through his connection to Dreamscape, or at least ballparked the approximate coordinates of our Milky Way galaxy.

          What we know for certain is that there is a connection between our Earth and the astral plane that holds the Magus World which would allow a soul to crossover, however infinitesimal the probability. The key to this most likely lies in the antimatter experiment Leylin was conducting in his previous life as Fang Ming. Leylin said that his current universe had a different composition. When he used the subatomic microscope of the A.I. chip he saw something different from the atoms of our universe. This also suggests a different universe rather than perhaps our universe but billions of years in the future where our entire solar system no longer exists.

          Perhaps only after mastering the laws of spacetime will Leylin be able to see what lies beyond the astral plane. The Dreamscape Owl and Wisdom Tree seem to comprehend details of a distant time in the future that seems to involve Leylin. Perhaps after mastering spacetime Leylin himself sent the Owl to help his past self. The greater mysteries that underpin the fabric that connects universes may take a near endless amount of time to fully grasp, but fortunately Leylin will soon have all the time in the universe.

          1. Although I’ve never seen anything to confirm this, I always figured he (soul with AI chip) was the result of some sort of study performed by the original Leylin, who was probably a rank 8 magus looking to reach rank 9 and willing to gamble. All things considered, we already know it’s possible to split a soul and send it off on a tangent (i.e. WoG arc), so maybe that’s what happened. Hopefully we’ll see something in the near future to round out all the suppositions of how Leylin came to be.

          2. The electronic chip is a device invented by Leylin on the ground to store and analyze his research and experiments, but after the failure of his experience in the analysis of the soul there was a nuclear explosion because of experience, which caused the fusion of the chip by his spirit, but still to know the reason for reincarnation, is it a coincidence or there is a secret behind it

          1. You mean worlds, not universes. Rank 4s can just barely traverse the astral plane at great cost using astral stones. Only beings of law can freely traverse the astral plane.

      2. My physics teacher told me recently that the universe is infinite, unlimited and ever expanding, and this has been so forever, even before the big bang. If the astral plane resembles the universe, then the astral plane is infinite. HOWEVER, it is said in the story that the magus world and the world of gods are at the extremities of the astral plane. In addition, the stars of the world of gods are referrenced differently from the worlds and planes of the astral plane. Thus the universe would be the equivalent of a world and the astral plane the equivalent of the multiverse.

        There is one problem though. It is that the stars of each individual world are innaccessible sinve all that we learn about are the main plannet of each world. This is probably a hole in this novel’s logic that isn’t very important.

    2. There is more to this conglomeration of universes than meets the eye. The tree of knowledge and that squirrel havn’t been brought back up yet. There are already rank 9s and they seem to be doing enough stuff to forget about the existence of the rest of the world.

    3. I think of the Astral plane as a universe. Yes, there may be a multiverse here, but Leylin just wants to be ‘safely’ immortal with nothing that can easily kill him or those under his protection. Also, the unexplored regions of the Astral plane are equivalent to undiscovered islands on Earth or are newly formed.

    1. What use would the souls of mortals be to him anymore? He already owns the souls of his believers and they only serve to be guardians/petitioners of his divine kingdom.

  4. I don’t think this will happen, but wouldn’t it be satisfying to see Leylin use his path of original sin to corrupt Tyr’s justice, or maybe kill him, corrupt his domains and then give them to Phoenix (aka Rafiniya)?

    1. You should move on and forget Rafiniya. I thought that she would be part of a plot against Glasya since it was mentioned that she transformed to look like her. Turns out that’s a bluff, Rafiniya was tossed out since she became Phoenix.

  5. Thanks for the chapters!

    But quick question OMA… When did he gain another “Innate Spell”?
    I thought it was always only “Devouring” which evolved into “World Devouring”.
    When did he gain “Nine-Headed Nightmare Hydra Transformation”?
    Was it when he achieved his complete body?

    (Side note: I always thought you were going to name it as “Lernaean Nightmare Hydra”.)

    1. Okay, me being the sore-loser I am, I went through previous chapters and only found one mention of this “new” Innate Spell in Chapter 1164, in the prompt: “Innate Talent: Nine-Headed Nightmare Hydra! Devour World!” This being the first time it ever appeared, and then from that point onward, complete vanished from any other status prompts Leylin requests.

      So is this a translation issue? An oversight by the author? Well, me also being the sucker I am, I checked LNMTL to make sure (because I can speak Chinese but, for the love of god, I can’t read it for sh-t) and found it was the author who forgot to include something like:

      [Beep! Host bloodline transformation semi-complete. Generation of new Innate Spell under process.]
      [Beep! Rank 8 Innate Talent, Nine-Headed Nightmare Hydra Transformation, acquired.]

      Or something like that to make everything flow together more smoothly.
      So, not translator’s fault, just a missed opportunity by the author.
      Okay, now it’s just me rambling… I’ll stop…

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