WMW Chapter 381

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Coin Of Destiny

“Darkness? What darkness? Hasn’t Longbottom’s scheme been thwarted?” Baelin was doubtful, but he no longer had the time to think. He scooped Aaron up in a hurry, preparing to treat him.

Strands of green rays emerged from Baelin’s fingers, and merged with the horrifying wound on Aaron’s body, helping him stop the bleeding and mending his tissues.

“Aaron, Aaron! Are you alright? Hang in there!” Baelin constantly cried out, large amounts of tears spilling from his eyes.

“Longbottom! Lord Longbottom is dead!” At this time, in the middle of the competition venue, the revolutionary army and dark elves who had just lost their leader all fell into a state of chaos.

*Cough Cough!* Aaron coughed violently and opened his eyes. “I… I’m still alive?”

“Of course, you’re my prophet. How can you die without my permission?” Baelin covertly brushed away his tears and laughed.

”Oh no!” Aaron suddenly started to struggle.

”What’s happening?” Baelin hurriedly helped him stand up.

“Danger is still near! In fact, it’s in our immediate vicinity!” Aaron’s face showed increasing terror, “He… He is…”

*Bang! Bang! Bang!*

A person wearing an exquisite black robe emerged amidst sudden applause. Every move of his held an inexplicable aura of authority and grace, and he slowly entered their field of vision.

“As expected of a Magus practicing Sacred Flame. Once you reach rank 2, even I cannot escape your prophecies!”

“Master Leylin! Weren’t you…” Baelin looked at Leylin. At first, he felt joy, but then he noticed the nine statues erected in the center.

“A mere Ice Seal of Eternity, what can it do to me?” Leylin laughed casually, not revealing that he had known about Longbottom’s plan from Ernis. Even if he hadn’t known, though, his frightening power and affinity with frost would have let him escape quite easily.

*Bang!* As though to verify Leylin’s words, one of the nine ice sculptures suddenly exploded, revealing the silhouette of a puppet which quickly dissipated.

“What… What’s happening? Ah! Haha… Haha… I get it! Master Leylin, this is just a prank, isn’t it?” Baelin laughed forcefully, but the unease in his heart had reached its peak.

“Prank? Oh! Yes, I love cracking jokes with you, just not today. I was just excited by your performance and wanted to excuse myself!” Leylin snapped his finger.

*Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!* Light flashed everywhere, and a large number of Nature’s Alliance Magi appeared. Some came out from beneath the stages, some from behind the seats, and some just materialised from the shadows.

These Magi all had their concentration and powers intact, and embarked on a ruthless massacre the moment they entered. The dark elves and Twilight Zone Magi all fell at their hands, and were swept in a matter of seconds.

“Second level seal enhancement begin!” The leader, Iren, immediately tossed out a scroll.

*Bzzzt Bzzzt!* A frightful wave of energy dispersed, and an even larger fleet of Magi appeared at the center of the competition venue, reinforcing the gigantic spider cocoon.

“Lord Leylin? Why?” Baelin kept retreating, looking as though he was on the verge of breaking down.

“You are one of the higher-ups in Twilight Zone, and also someone I look up to. Why…”

“No particular reason, after directing a play for so long, it’s time I came to wrap things up!” The corners of Leylin’s mouth turned into a sinister smirk.

“Play? What kind of play?” Baelin did not dare to think further.

“A comedy about a silly hero, and a group of foolish Magi!” Leylin smiled subtly, and pointed at Baelin’s neck.

Boiling hot! Scalding hot! Baelin felt an unnerving heat exuding from his neck, penetrating through his armor, roasting his skin and muscles.

*Boom!* A streak of gold light emitted from his neck and returned to Leylin’s palms.

It was a peculiar gold coin, one face of which had a lucky bird and the other a skull. The sides of the coin also had elaborate patterns and prints on them.

“This was the gold coin you gave me, was it all planned from the very beginning?” Baelin laughed pathetically.

“No! I did not have such plans back in Potter Town, but on the way to the Eastern Capital, I found out that you were the Child of Destiny, so I decided to do this!” Leylin looked at the gold coin in his hand, excitement written on his face.

“Hehe….. You are all liars! Liars!” Baelin laughed hysterically. Rays of silver light burst forth from his body, and he charged forth, Meteor Sword in hand.

*Pow!* A fist of immense strength landed firmly on his cheek, causing the Meteor Sword to be swung out of his grasp even as he was sent flying.

Alas, the Bio Boosting armour on his body failed to hold any longer and disintegrated midair.

“Your destiny was to become the victor of this revolution in your battle with Longbottom! And after Longbottom was taken care of, how do I put it… You are no longer of use to destiny. And without destiny on your side, you are but a dead dog to me…” Leylin ruthlessly attacked Baelin.

It was the truth. Before Baelin completed his mission, were Leylin to have made a move, he had a premonition that something would inexplicably block his path. But now? There was nothing that could stop him.

This was the very reason why many accomplished heroes never got another chance to take risks and could only choose to live in seclusion among the commoners..

“Coin of Destiny, step one accomplished!” Leylin turned around and looked over at where Aaron was.

*Pew!* At this moment, a stream of light also emitted from Aaron’s ring, and in front of him appeared the Great Magus Merlin.

“Little Aaron, what did you promise me then?”

“I promised that other than collecting your shards, I’ll have to help you complete another task!” Aaron’s expression was a mix of terror, alarm, and agony.

“Now, I request of you, to return to me the Sacred Flame!” Merlin’s voice was extremely calm, but Aaron couldn’t help but turn pale at his voice. “Grandpa Merlin, I’ve always been respectful to you as though you were my own grandfather…”

“But, the moment you advanced to the second rank, you realised it, no?” Merlin’s illusion transformed continuously before settling on the image of Leylin.

“So all of this; me gaining the inheritance, practicing Sacred Flame, meeting with Vinas; it was all your doing?”

Aaron turned around and looked at Leylin, his pupils pitch black.

“At first it was, but the melodrama at the end was something I couldn’t predict either. It looks like the stability issues with Sacred Flame still have to be solved!” Leylin’s voice was extremely cold, “Now, hand it over!”

“AH!” As soon as Leylin voice sounded, Aaron felt as though his consciousness was split open by someone who wanted to extract something.

The extreme horrifying pain caused him to roll around, and his face contorted into demon-like expressions.

Shortly after, Aaron felt the spiritual force he had so painstakingly cultivated with the Sacred Flame was drawn out from him entirely.

Strands of silver spiritual force formed a vortex in midair, and Aaron who lost his meditation technique had his powers depleted progressively, from rank 2 to rank 1 before hitting rock bottom—an acolyte.

“The spiritual force of Sacred Flame!” Leylin’s smile broadened. He sang with excitement, “Along with the sacrifice of a Child of Destiny!”

With his deep voice sounding, the surface of the Coin of Destiny shone with a thin layer of light and was lifted into the air.

“With the magnanimous power of destiny, along with the foundation and spiritual force of the Sacred Flame that split apart and then merged together!”

Leylin pulled out a crystal already full of golden liquid, and threw it into the spiritual force vortex.

All of a sudden, a surge of silver white flames emerged from within.

“There are still three broken and unwilling souls!” Leylin’s smile became even wider, and two items flew out from Aaron’s body.

They were a worn-out notebook and a five-colored necklace. At this moment, an illusion flickered on each of the two items.

“Vinas! Vinas!” Aaron struggled as he saw the face of his lover on the five-colored necklace, however, Vinas’ expression was ever-changing, from tenderness, to detachment, to distraught…

“You can join too!” Leylin pointed at Aaron’s forehead and it exploded like a watermelon. The black ring in his hand also flew into the air, joining into a triangular formation with the other two items.

“With great power from the fragmented souls as the main body, the Sacred Flame meditation technique as the core, and finally injecting a large amount of the power of destiny…”

Leylin’s voice grew in fervency.

Following the chanting, the triangular formation and meditative vortex grew closer, giving off small explosions.

“AHHHHHHH……” Baelin hissed violently and charged forth once again, but before he got close, he was already thrown out by the airwaves.

“Seal!” A complex and awkward-sounding ancient incantation finally fused into two short seals.

*Boom Boom!* A gigantic vortex formed, compressing the vortex and triangular formation into the Coin of Destiny like a funnel.

When everything ended, flashes of light appeared on the Coin of Destiny, yet it seemed as though nothing had changed.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?”

Leylin let the gold coin float in midair and with a wave of his arm, the Meteor Sword voluntarily flew into his hands.

“You did all this, just for those two items?”

Baelin was beyond miserable, his eyes with a tint alike to flames.

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58 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 381” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Evil…i saw it using the sacred flame i fortell whats going to happen…damn you leylin…i know this is going to happen but damn .what an evil scheme..poor lads..sad to know that our MC is totally a jerk..but well on to the story.

    2. Why did I feel like this is what would happen when the main villain actually succeeds in his plans and manipulations and the hero fails to meet a bad end?


      1. well, yeah essentially the villain won but atleast twilight zone humanity made out ok. which was half the goal. but yeah i kinda hate the mc I feel like killing all of them was unnecessary.

        1. I think you’re reading the wrong novel if you’re not here for stuff like this 😀 It’s the evil part that’s good, how he screws everyone over and how he doesn’t give a f**k about killing anyone or doing twisted sh*t. It’s different and give a sensation of satisfaction, especially after trudging through a lot of hero/justice type mcs or mcs that can’t properly kill enemies. No matter who or how many dies, it really doesn’t matter, it’s all good if its in the mcs interests.

          If this makes you hate the mc, then, no offense, you might want to go for another novel, hehe.

  1. Thanks for the translations.

    Ahh… It’s getting kind of boring… If the MC has both good and bad in him it’s fun to see him struggle and evolve, but if he’s all bad and personal gain first then it gets just boring…

    1. It’s been explained from the beggining that magus only care for themselves and all they do is for personal gains. Why are you so surprised that what he is doing is only for personal gain?

        1. You should have known Leylin’s personality. Rather i would bash the novel if his personality changed. What you want means Leylin won’t be a consistent character which would make me drop any kind of novel. I can’t stand inconsistent characters. Inconsistent characters are the product of unqualified authors… So it’s good that Leylin stuck to his roots and stayed true to his personality. I honestly don’t get what you are upset about…

          1. It’s worth noting that Leylin can be a caring person. He helped out his friends from the first academy he went to (the one whose boyfriend tricked and dumper her, and the one who became ugly after her professor experimented on her). He also helped his old friend George.

            (However, the Twilight Zone is full of strangers to him. People he doesn’t know, who haven’t even acted kind toward him in the past when it mattered to him, aren’t people whose lives are worth anything to him. That includes Baelin and Celine.)

        2. You are assuming Leylin is a good guy. The novel itself is about an MC who is an asshole and doesn’t care for anyone but himself. If you are waiting for him to evolve emotionally or change his very nature, you might as well stop reading this, because he well never stopped being a dick, that is the entire premise.

          To be honest, I hope the author stays true to what was promised at the start, we have too many novels where MC’s are “good” but do shitty things and use a just cause as an excuse (Looking at you ATG and MGA). Leylin is a villain and he doesn’t trying to make excuses for that which I appreciate.

        3. Still missing the point, I want the MC to be a dick and think of himself first but I also want more emotions.

          Even dicks have emotions, unless they are psychopaths, which Leylin himself said he wasn’t (if I remember correctly).

          BTW a character evolving is a must in any novel (not just his powers), if the personality stays exactly the same throughout the entire thing that would be Really boring…

          1. Of course dickheads have emotions. Greed, antipathy, pride, any negative emotions are still counted as emotions, isn’t it? In this case, Leylin choose to take a path of dark side (perhaps because they haz cookiez).

            And lo’, behold, this sinful MC character doeth evolving, from thirst to greed to extreme greedy that rival King Midas. Are you expecting human emotion’s evolve means that they’ll astray from their former emotion? Remember, Leylin’s main character is embodiment of greed and curiosity, both in his previous (as modern researcher) and current world (magic researcher). If you’re expecting him to develop pity and piety, well, you can always read ATG.

            Also, if you’re expecting his emotions to cloud his judgement into taking another characters into the story, even if its just minor sidekick characters like Iren, well, greedy people is always stand alone at the mountain top. They DO care to other people, as long as they may gain something. Magi’s #1 rule.

          2. MC is evolving. Into a complete villian =)

            But the change was too drastic and doesn’t make sense to readers. Feels like author was really inconsistent in MC’s evolution. Rather than say his emotions got reduced, I’d say he just became more of a sociopathic (perhaps psychopathic) killer.

            Here’s the main character development scenarios in chronology:
            – MC was willing to help Wade escape back at the Four Seasons Garden, just because Wade recommended him to enter Four Seasons (MMM…ACCEPTABLE)
            – MC avoided killing Nyssa at the secret planes since they were schoolmates for a couple of years (OK)
            – MC spent sometime with Celine (his lover), sacrificed half her guild Nature’s Alliance just to secure more justification for retaliation, despite the fact that he was already Rank 2 Magus and could get a free-pass for killing people (MMM….OK?)
            – MC spent 10+ donkey years with Baelin, and then schemed against him just to get some new powers (HUH??)

        4. Leylin not really having much emotions is a byproduct of the stuff he does to repress the emotions from his bloodline. Coupled with the fact that magus generally are much less emotional compared to normal people AND that he were a rather apathetic man of science and reason to begin with.
          If he suddenly grew soft that would go against the very essence of the character, especially so if there’s no major event to trigger a change in his personality or outlook first.

          It’s not like he’s emotionless. He still shows a wide range of emotions. He simply knows what needs to be done to further his own goals and won’t hesitate or regret doing heinous shit to get it done.

          Don’t worry though, the story isn’t even quite at the 1/3 mark. Although I doubt, and certainly don’t hope, we will see sweeping personality changes, there is still a lot of character development yet to go.

        5. Well too bad for you that Leylin is not an emotionless machine, just that his emotions and how he focuses them make you butthurt.
          Just because someone has emotions you don’t approve of and uses those emotions in ways you don’t approve of, doesn’t mean they are emotionless.
          Morality doesn’t have a monopoly on emotion Sunny Jim.

    2. What was bad again?
      Why is he bad?
      Cause Baelin is good? And anyone opposes him is bad?
      You got too much mind warped by the sidestory.
      It was definitely ‘Very Good’ for Leilin; God I wish I had those 2 items; especially the fortune telling coin. That would be Godly.

  2. Finally ! after all that hard work leylin did… i guess this is so he can advance to rank 3 ,right?
    i hope nothing goes wrong…
    thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  3. This is just amazing !!! finally an MC with brain and who is not a soft hearted pussy but dare to do horrible things ! exactly what you can expect from a Magus !

    thx for the big release of chapters !!!

  4. Even before this arc no one could claim that Leylin was a good person, but now he just seems like a villain. Lmao. Of course, most of us who are still reading this series aren’t doing it because we want to see another knight in shining armor as the main character.

    Thanks for translating!

    1. Yeah, really… I couldn’t stop laughing, this was too good, damn. He’s like a typical villain mastermind that hides in the shadows, the only difference is that his plans actually succeed. Awesome.

  5. Damn, so refreshing. A novel where the MC is not bound my morality and has to be kind and help everybody, even at the cost of his own life, is so refreshing. Gotta love our demon lord! Thanks for the chapter!

  6. This is pretty much the first chapter where I, as a reader, can definitively say… yeah, Leylin is the villain.

    Everything he did in the past wasn’t completely villainous, really. He didn’t purposefully make those Branded Warrior slaves have shortened lifespans. When mass murdering for the sake of furthering his knowledge of spirits, he only used convicts. Everyone else he’s killed or let die has been an obstacle to him, at least. But this time he let relatively innocent young people who’d done nothing to him die tragic deaths to maximize his profits, even driving them to despair before their deaths.

    Well, I still don’t think of Leylin’s action as absolutely reprehensible, because he probably saved the Twilight Zone humans from being massacred (not sure, have yet to read the next chapter), and because people taking advantage of war to massacre for profit is an inevitable aspect of war. I’m a little saddened because my ideal anti-hero isn’t quite this outright villainous… but I still love Leylin as a protagonist, and feel happy for him obtaining a shiny new toy.

    In any case, if Leylin hadn’t “surprised” the readers like this, I’d probably have slowly gotten myself prepared for all this to happen, but since Aaron and Baelin were the protagonists for several chapters, it was a bit shocking to read.

  7. Disappointing lol
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  8. I really feel bad for them…damn Leylin bully kids. What if he reincarnated to this world because someone manipulate his destiny as well but mc’s result should different from these child of destiny because his power mainly come from his own research and experiments.

  9. All I got to say is, this main character is a true dark mage alright. I mean he is literally the villain and doesn’t give a shit about anyone elses feelings lmao. Just evilness bro.

  10. Damn, Leylin turns from an anti-hero to a straight up villain who beat the mc’s plotarmor. Seeing a well executed plan like this is satisfying, but at the same time kind of sad.

    If Baelin dies, then he could star in his own novel as a reincarnated MC on a quest to overthrow whatever Leylin will become at the end of the series lol.

  11. I think I like Li Qiye a bit more than Leylin. LQY is more emotional, and cares for his underlings, even though he is too OP most of the time. The only thing I don’t like about LQY is that he sometimes lets people live who become a headache, just so the author can increase chapter count.

    Speaking of which, imagine THIS AUTHOR WRITING EMPEROR’S DOMINATION!!! That would be so effing amazing!!!

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