WMW Chapter 322

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Crystal Mask

Celine herself had only just advanced to become an official Magus.

Compared to Skrill, she was obviously lacking. In addition, all the Magi that were on good terms with Nature’s Alliance were not willing to offend a semi-converted Magus just for this small matter, as with their responsibilities in their respective guilds, they had to consider many more things than most other Magi.

Even if Celine were to win over a few Magi by using her body, those she could win over would at most be regular official Magi that would be much weaker than Skrill.

This was what had allowed Skrill to be so unreserved with his actions.

The smile on Celine’s face gradually became more forced as Skrill made things more difficult for her along every step of the way. At the same time, she also sent warnings to Obo and Ilya, telling them not to do anything that might provoke Skrill.

Obo and Ilya felt as if their hearts had been slashed, as they were only able to clench their fists at this scene.

Celine continued, “The reason I’m here is to welcome a famed professor into my guild. He wishes to enter the icy caves.”

“Famed professor?” Skrill’s brows furrowed.

“Is it Wagrin or Noah? With just their measly amount of strength, they’ll just be a burden…”

Skrill sneered.

“No! The professor we’ve invited is a travelling Magus from the eastern capital. In fact, I myself was rather surprised that he actually agreed to enter Nature’s Alliance.”

A grin surfaced on Celine’s face. “Anyways, he’s already here!”

“Hehe… how powerful can a travelling Magus be? Celine, I hope you didn’t get cheated!” Skrill’s disdainful expression was still on his face. “Hm, he’s here? Where is he?”

“Here!”

Leylin’s cold voice sounded from behind Skrill.

Skrill’s body stiffened. How powerful was this official Magus to be able to escape his detection and sneak behind his back without any trouble?

If not for the greeting, it would have been an easy task for Leylin to kill him with just a spell.

He turned around rigidly to the sight of a young Magus in black standing behind him with a gentle smile on his lips.

However, the aura he was giving off was terrifyingly strong!

The moment he appeared, dense dark elemental particles permeated the area, repelling the elemental particles revolving around Skrill.

“The aura of an elemental essence conversion… A p- peak rank 1 Magus!” Skrill had even begun to stutter.

Oh, great Gaia! A peak rank 1 Magus was basically a tyrant in the Twilight Zone. Why would one choose to enter a small guild such as Nature’s Alliance to be a professor?

Skrill could not make sense of this situation.

“Looks like you aren’t very respectful to the guild master of our Nature’s Alliance, huh?” Leylin stared at this Magus with interest.

“Surgical transplants? Or meditation techniques that can alter the body shape? I really want to explore further with that research…”

Though his words were indirect, Leylin’s gaze was enough to cause Skrill to shiver in trepidation.

“My lord, you’re such a joker! We of the Eight-Claw Spider Guild and Nature’s Alliance have always been friendly with each other, so why would I be trying to make things difficult for guild master Celine? Haha… haha…”

Skrill bowed towards Leylin, lowering his head and smiling apologetically.

“Is that so?” Leylin shot Celine a glance.

“Yes, Lord Leylin!” Celine glared coldly at Skrill until an imploring look appeared in his eyes, and then spoke.

“In that case, go back first. I still have some matters that I wish to discuss with Celine!” Leylin instructed.

“Of course, of course. Many thanks, my lord!” Skrill immediately ran back to the fort as if he had been granted an official pardon, not daring to overstep his boundaries.

“Celine! It looks like your Nature’s Alliance isn’t doing that well.”

Leylin looked at Celine, and then slightly eyed the two level 3 acolytes, both of whom were gradually flushing red.

“My apologies!” Celine gave a wry smile.

“Ever since my mentor passed away, we of Nature’s Alliance have not seen anyone advance to an official Magus in a long time. All that’s left is me working alone, which has caused our situation to go downhill. However, with my lord joining us, I’m sure the situation will improve.”

A peak rank 1 Magus was the trump card of middle-scaled guilds. With Leylin, Nature’s Alliance would obviously be able to develop more.

“Whatever. However, I hope you remember our arrangement. If not, I won’t actually help you if you cause some trouble that’s difficult to deal with.”

Leylin reminded Celine. What he had agreed on was that in exchange for her high-grade meditation techniques, accumulation of information regarding Magi as well as easy access to the icy cave, he would be a professor in name.

In fact, Leylin would only be joining the Nature’s Alliance in name. Though he had other plans, he did not wish for Celine to use his name to create trouble outside.

“Don’t worry!” Celine guaranteed. She was an intelligent woman and knew not to touch Leylin’s bottom line.

“Obo and Ilya, quick, greet my lord!” She called out to the people behind her.

Upon hearing her words, Obo and Ilya bowed, looking dazed.

“We give our greetings to our lord!”

Their heads were low, and they did not dare to look at Leylin. However, from their voices, their admiration was apparent.

A peak rank 1 Magus! Obo and Ilya had never imagined that such a Magus would appear in Nature’s Alliance.

Now, with a top-notch Magus like Leylin in charge, Nature’s Alliance seemed like it would once again emerge as a top power.

Obo and Ilya were immeasurably emotional. Ever since they were young, they had been taken in by Nature’s Alliance and naturally had developed very deep feelings for the guild, hoping that it would become more powerful.

Even their resentment from Celine almost being snatched away had lowered considerably.

“Alright! Celine, where are the things I wanted?”

Leylin gestured with his hands, getting the level 3 acolytes to leave, and then spoke to Celine.

Seeing that Obo and Ilya were not enough to catch Leylin’s eye, Celine could only sigh in her heart. She then produced a light gold-coloured leaf and a sheet of dark yellow parchment paper.

“This is a map! In the other hand, recorded on this gold leaf is the only high-grade meditation technique that we have: the original Crystal Mask. I hope you can take care of it!”

Celine’s expression was very sincere

This attitude was rather surprising to Leylin.

He immediately took the map and took a look. Within were numerous potholes and markings; it was obvious that Nature’s Alliance had been exploring the icy caves for a long time.

Even so, they had not explored the deepest level of the cave, which went to show the immense size of the cave. This was the reason why Leylin had wanted the map.

Otherwise, wouldn’t it mean that he would need to blindly explore the icy caves for months or even years before he could gather enough of the Icy Jade Scorpion Breath?

“Also, this Crystal Mask?”

Leylin naturally knew the significance of Celine passing down the original high-grade meditation technique to him. To some extent, this was a symbol of Nature’s Alliance. Celine’s actions were like she was handing over much of her authority to Leylin.

In addition, handing out the original meditation technique allowed Leylin to see that she did not do anything suspicious to the technique.
……

Celine was unafraid as she met Leylin’s gaze, her eyes filled with a fervent hope and… pleading?

Leylin pursed his lips and extended his hand to take the gold leaf, and a trace of silver spiritual force entered it.

[Discovery of spiritual force, permission to allow transmission of information?] The A.I. Chip prompted.

“Permission granted!” Under Leylin’s orders, large amounts of data entered his brain, which also answered the question of why Celine had been so generous as to pass him the original.

“There are only two levels to the Crystal Mask?”

Leylin found it hard to believe as he looked at Celine. “Shouldn’t all high-grade meditation techniques have at least four levels?”

In ancient times, high-grade meditation techniques were not just any simple techniques. They represented a route that could allow one to enter the ranks of the Morning Star Magi!

In other words, high-grade meditation techniques had at least four levels of information, allowing Magi to train until they became Morning Star Magi!

“The second half of the technique is lost, my lord!” Celine looked bitter.

“To be honest, most of the high-grade meditation techniques in the Twilight Zone are incomplete. There is no way to advance further.”

After listening to Celine’s narration, Leylin suddenly thought of Siegfried’s meditation technique, Gaia’s Might.

The high-grade technique of the Earth Fire Association seemed to only have three levels, allowing Magi to train until rank 3. There was no another way for them to advance.

“Even in ancient times, high-grade meditation techniques were not staple goods, and there were a few wars in Twilight Zone. Though the inheritances were successfully passed down, we now lack a lot of the information regarding sub-topics and other information.”

Celine explained to Leylin.

“In addition, even though we have two levels of the Crystal Mask, none of the Magi in Nature’s Alliance have successfully trained in both levels. The contents of the second level need to be supplemented with Mirage Crystals from the Fog World, but unfortunately, these materials have been gone from the Twilight Zone for over ten thousand years.”

Seemingly afraid that Leylin would think of this meditation technique as having little value, Celine quickly handed out something else.

“These are the spell models that Nature’s Alliance has been accumulating until now, within which are our research materials on four rank 2 magic spells.”

She produced a crystal ball and passed it to Leylin. “In addition, we can increase our offerings to you to a million magic crystals per year!”

“Rank 2 spells?” Leylin was inwardly exhilarated, but his expression remained stolid. “Don’t worry. I’ve made my promise to you, and I definitely won’t go back on my words.”


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32 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 322” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Wait, Celine promised to handle the high grade meditation technique but it cannot be cultivated to the second level making it complete useless to a peak rank 1 magus, but she said it in a way that made it sound as if she was offering something of value, clever girl

    I am always expecting Leylin to nurture a force to get more powerful servants but he seems not to care about it, with his abilities to raise level 1 magus should be an easy task which can reap him many benefits even if he is going to leave in some decades but nope, lone wolf all the way

    Thanks for the triple release

    1. leylin has trust issues… and he didnt want to stay long here. remember b4, when he was lvl 3 acolyte, he got many servants n a masion but left to advance to rank 1 magus.
      the story never speak abt their fate anymore, he basically able to control the whole town at that point but choose to abandon them.

      i hoping leylin stay on the bright side and dont go nuclear like last time. altho there no lvl2 n lvl3 magus appear yet, who knows…
      leylin best thing would be to help the guild to prosper n lvl up a few acolyte…

      PS: thanks for multi release

    2. What benefits could Leylin get from raising rank 1 Magi? Leylin has his OP rank 2 spell Toxic Bile which insta kills rank 1 Magi, and is highly effective on rank 2. The only thing that can trouble him is a group of strong rank 2 Magi or a rank 3 Magus, neither of which a force of rank 1 Magi will be able to do anything about.

      1. The servants are indeed useless in combat (well, they are pretty good human bombs) but they can be used to collects information and resources, with so many high grade meditation techniques the best way to acquire them is to exchange resources for them and the best way to lure possible dealers is with a big organization

      2. Was going to say something similar. Let’s add onto this that he can just buy a bunch of grand knight slaves and turn them into disposable branded swordsmen with might surpassing semi converted magi, especially if he further perfects the technique. One magus with such strength would take dozens of years and more to nurture, perhaps even 100+ years and requires shitloads of ingredients. In the first place, as you said, in this world ones own prowess is the most important. Level 4 morning star magi can kill armies of level 1, 2 and 3 magi. Leylin can currently kill everyone below level 2 with a hit or two, or just poison them all, and can easily kill level 2 magi, especially with the help of his poison that can lower their power.

        It’s a complete waste in time and resources to create such a powerhouse.

  2. Thanks for the chapter~

    This is kind of interesting. I didn’t think that, especially after all we’ve seen happen in this novel, we would encounter someone like this Celine. She originally seemed shrewd and intelligent, yet now she has chosen to throw all of her hope onto a magus she has just met. If this magus were of a bad character, her guild could easily be destroyed after this. Well, considering this is Leylin we’re talking about, the possibility of that happening still exists. Actually, I’d say it’s about 50-50 right now. What a daring woman, to make such a bet.

    1. Judging from her interaction with the spider guy, she doesn’t have much to lose. Time is not on her guild’s side. Sure, Leylin might theoretically wipe out her guild in a fit of cruelty, but he’s acted more than reasonable so far, and she’s confident in her ability to act pleasing to the people around her, so as long as Leylin doesn’t bizarrely go nuclear and instead helps her out in even just a single way (taking on one of those 2 disciples, fixing the high-grade meditation technique, offering some precious resources, or some other unknown kind of opportunity) her guild may be able to stave off collapse.

    2. Its a worthy gamble on her part, she misread Leylin and tried to use magic on him. He could have destroyed her then and there and then taken everything. But she’s instead rolling the dice on the potential that Leylin helps them at all in helping himself, and he most likely will.

      There hasn’t been any mention of a Rank 2 magus anywhere in twilight yet, but It seems they are beyond few. I am curious if he’ll return to that zone with the crazy ghost. But I am hoping the creature he is looking for has a useful bloodline, and maybe he’ll build up natures alliance with that bloodline just through curious experiments.

      I can’t wait to see what the AI puzzle out about the meditation technique, these three chapters have been the best in a while. Lots of potential, disappointed he didn’t brand Baelin, but maybe in the future he will.

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