WMW Chapter 403

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The Astral Gate

“Morning Star Magus?” Leylin looked doubtful as he glanced at his Mentor.

“Yes. Only the massive spiritual force of Morning Star Magi can withstand the consumption as you step over. In addition, many dangers in various worlds are unable to be dealt with by regular Magi. At the very least, you need to be at the Morning Star realm.” Gilbert looked stern.

“With your current spiritual force, with the help of the spell formations and the astral gate, you’ll at most be able to approach a few Magus Worlds and receive a few sections of incomplete information even if you drain all your spiritual force. You may not even be able to obtain all of the information.”

Gilbert shook his head.

“If you really must do this, you could aid me in my experiment regarding projection of coordinates.”

After that, through Gilbert’s explanations, Leylin found out some fundamental information on how to use the astral gate.

This experiment of crossing over to different worlds consumed a lot of energy, and there were rules when it came to transporting objects. In general, receiving information through spiritual force consumed the least energy, but the moment any substance was to be transported, the consumption would increase several times. If a Magus were to go over, the energy required was tremendous, to the point that it might even cause Morning Star Magi to exhaust themselves!

In reality, in both ancient and recent times, there were so many Morning Star Magi who had consumed large amounts of resources and energy only to find a desolate world, ending up with nothing despite their efforts.

The astral gate had always been a place where fortune and danger coexisted.

The Magi in the central continent seldom travelled over. They preferred to send out a few spiritual force coordinates, as well as use things like teleportation spell formations.

This was similar to setting down fish bait, and then waiting for the other side to accept it.

Though the chances were so small that they were below one in ten thousand, there was a real possibility of intelligent beings receiving the spiritual force tokens that were floating in spatial cracks.

Next was to bewitch these beings and then gather information regarding these other planes and determine their coordinates. If this information was determined valuable enough, Morning Star Magi would then open the true astral gate and then travel there in great numbers, seizing control of the plane!

“Why does it sound like we’re doing the same thing as a cult, as if some satanic summoning ritual?” Leylin was bewildered.

“It is something like that! Those devils or whatever they are come from a different plane near us. They like to gather spirits through this method. If not for them concealing themselves so well, we would have long since used the coordinates and tried to kill them!”

A killing intent rose in Gilbert’s eyes.

“Well then, Mentor. I would like to enter your experiment with the astral gate!” Leylin immediately requested.

“Alright. While I am experimenting, you can be my assistant, observing and studying by my side.” Gilbert watched Leylin’s resolute gaze and nodded.

……

After leaving Gilbert’s villa, Leylin was in a very good mood. Not only had he gathered many ancient secrets, he was now qualified to participate in the space experiments.

“In the future, I want to make my own astral gate!” Leylin decided.

At the very least, he would need to go to that Purgatory World at least once. He would gain a solution for the shackles of his Giant Kemoyin Serpent bloodline there.

Of course, this was the hope of the entire Ouroboros Clan. Leylin’s mentor, Gilbert, and the two other Morning Star Warlocks were crazily searching for the coordinates of the Purgatory World.

It was a pity that the multiple worlds and coordinates were like the numerous stars in the sky. With their method of trial and error, it was impossible to know how long it would take from them to find Purgatory World.

However, Leylin had plans of his own. He would not mention them yet.

“Leylin!”

Around a corner, Leylin heard a voice and halted his footsteps, seeing a blonde middle-aged Magus walking over. However, there was no longer the calm and dignified look he had had. Instead, he was flustered, and even the energy fluctuations around him were unstable, as if he had gained injuries.

“What is it?” Leylin was in no mood for this sheltered Warlock who had once threatened him before, Woody.

“Don’t think you can do whatever you want just because you have someone backing you, you gigolo!” Woody’s expression was terrible, looking as if he wanted to gobble Leylin up.

“Gigolo?” Leylin’s heart jumped, and he had a bad feeling about this.

“Woody! Aren’t you starting yet?”

A female voice that made Leylin’s hair stand. He then saw that Warlock Freya from before, pulling at a pet that seemed to be a black sheepdog.

Upon closer inspection, Leylin realised there were complicated black patterns on its face, its eyes flashing with intelligence. However, all that was inside them was now despair, frenzy and an unspeakable dread.

“Morphing technique! This is—Johnny!” Magi naturally did not recognise people by their appearances. The familiar spiritual waves immediately allowed Leylin to tell the true identity of this sheepdog.

“This is—Crazy!” Seeing the dog leash around the sheepdog’s neck, Leylin could confirm Johnny even had thoughts of suicide.

“Wooo!” After seeing Woody, the sheepdog began to whimper even more, as if hoping its original owner would save it.

Woody paled in anger, but did not do much.

He then gritted his teeth, bowing slightly to Leylin, “Marquis Leylin, please forgive me for my previous offences. Please do whatever you please with Johnny.”

Having said this, Woody immediately turned to leave, disappearing after turning a corner.

“How is it? Do you like my gift? To change him into this form, it used up a precious morphing scroll I got from my Mentor!” Freya pulled the black sheepdog till it reached his side, anticipating his reaction.

“I…” Leylin could only force a smile.

He had heard from Robin that compared to the wanton Miranda, Freya kept her chastity and did not do anything to charm male Warlocks into becoming their toys. However, in order to improve the bloodline in her family, she would go around looking for suitable candidates.

At this moment, she seemed to have chosen him! The earnest look on her face seemed to be giving Leylin a headache.

Though she was a student of the Second Elder and was thus doted on, for her to become hostile to another Giant Kemoyin Serpent Warlock and even punish members in the same circle as she was in, she would definitely be under immense pressure.

Of course, as a Warlock, she had inherited emotional instability and perhaps would not think too much of her actions.

Through the A.I. Chip, Leylin noticed the unstable aura on Freya’s body. It was apparent that pressuring Woody was not such a simple task, and both sides would suffer losses. The reason Woody had automatically conceded was because his bloodline instability was not flaring up. He knew how to weigh his benefits.

“I- Whatever! Do whatever you want with Johnny!”

Looking at the whimpering sheepdog on the ground, Leylin really sympathized with it.

“Also, here are two things for you!”

Leylin passed her a high-grade healing potion, as well as a high-grade potion of tranquility.

He was not one to accept favours from others. A healing potion was a small matter, but what was more important was the high-grade potion of tranquility. This was the strengthened version of the potion of tranquility, and Leylin had even added parts of the Icy Jade Scorpion’s bloodline. Though the effects were reduced, it was still very effective for Giant Kemoyin Serpent Warlocks.

He really hoped this potion could slightly inhibit her crazy tendencies and stop her from bothering him.

Watching Leylin seemingly fleeing and disappearing along the road, Freya caressed the two potions in her hands and smiled, “It’s great as long as you have a good impression of me! You’ll be mine.”

……

If Leylin knew what Freya was thinking, he would probably regret his actions. Now, however, he had found Robin.

“Hm? You want to take a look at your territory?” Robin looked at Leylin in front of him.

“Yes! Mentor Gilbert has finished his teachings, and all that’s left are preparations for the astral gate. There’s nothing left for me to do, so I want look at the territory.”

Leylin spoke. After his current trip, Gilbert was done with teaching him. He was a rank 4 Warlock and had numerous tasks to carry out. On top of that, he had to focus on his research and could not continue coaching Leylin.

Before conducting the astral gate experiments, a lot of time was needed to prepare the materials, adjust the frequencies and the like.

Leylin wanted to make use of this time and first leave the headquarters. A part of it was because he wanted to see his territory, but another reason was because he was really a little scared and wanted to hide outside.

“Oh, it was Freya!”

Robin thought for a moment and suddenly began to laugh. He seemed to have some knowledge regarding what had just transpired.

“She’s actually not half bad! She hasn’t had a partner in the past, and her mentor is also a Morning Star Warlock. You should just marry her!” Robin even teased as he suggested.

“If I really want to marry someone, I can take her into consideration, but you know…”

Leylin’s lips quirked in a wry smile. Though Freya was doing all she could to get into his good books, her final goal was to make him a breeding machine. Even if they did become companions, she would want him to marry into her family. How could he stand this?

In the deepest part of his heart, Leylin believed himself to be a male chauvinist, and he could not stand for this.

“That’s true. Besides, you’re still young!” Robin thought for a moment and then nodded, as if having expected this.

“Young? I’m almost a hundred!” Leylin was speechless.

“Haha, I’m almost five hundred, and I’ve had 24 wives! I’ve married into several families.” Robin’s expression showed his experience in this area.

“When you’re at my age, you’ll think little of this sort of thing.”


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52 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 403” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. Don’t spread lies. Leylin is stronger than both of them. In the past chapter he fended of both these crazies. If he was weaker than they would have forcibly taken him because no one is going to stand up for him!

        1. Reread that chapter carefully. He’s one step below them (and just one step is huge difference in power). Although with his weapon and other stuff, he can probably have a way to come to a draw with them. It still show that they are stronger than Leylin. Even he himself is also (a little) scared of them if you catch that line.

          Ps. He never fear the magus of same rank and that just add to my answer.

          1. What those two woman were scared/surprised of is His pure bloodline. They learned he has extremely pure bloodline. They weren’t scared of Leylin’s power. That’s why they want his seed in their family. To thicken their thinning bloodline

        2. He’s not stronger than both of them. His innate spells are more powerful, but Miranda stated that while she could defeat him, he could manage to escape, so she asked Freya to team up with her to catch him.

  1. oO

    I like, totally lost track of how old Leylin is… I was thinking that he was nearly the 50s.

    sigh… I will go back and check it I guess.

    is there someone keeping track of the timeline?

    thanks for the chapter!

    1. With all the time jumps, forced exposition, deus ex machina, plot armor, etc… It doesn’t really matter how many times authors mention it or try to place emphasis on age since it never has any real significance throughout light novels anyways. If you are doing homework checking on a pointless glossary to figure out something which should be as basic as figuring out an MC’s age, may as well ignore it like all the rest of the stuff it’s grouped with. The numbers are undoubtedly wrong anyways since the authors generally don’t keep track of that sort of thing, at times even in the same chapter, let alone throughout the entire series.

      1. Seriously. Was pretty disappointed the author couldn’t keep track of his own damn character’s age.
        He’s definitely about 50’s like you said. Or maybe in China once you’re over 50 you’re practically seen as a 100 year old man? Aka ancient? Some sort of “f**k you’re old” idiom that doesn’t translate???
        Idk, but I don’t like it.

        1. I find it very hilarious when a novel in the Xianxia category (because of the Immortality pursuit factor) focuses on age in any concept other than a cultivator’s time running out. The very idea is contradictory. This is one out of three areas that I can actually praise ISSTH.

          But your disappointment is already invalid based on the fact that your assumption that the author hasn’t kept track of it is just that – an assumption.

    2. Remember when the author said baelin was 13 some time after a 10 year time skip for the day elf war… The author is definitely not concerned with keeping track of these small but important matters. It really takes you out of the immersion when the plot armor becomes so powerful.

    1. We get it…Leylin is an elitist douche bag that dislikes things and looks down on people based on contrived reasoning. Quite the detractor when the author feels it’s necessary to constantly place emphasis on an MC’s crap personality just to try and remind us there is suppose to be a difference between this novel and others.

      He’s against being raped and subjugated by women because he is a proud “male chauvinist.” Yeah, super refreshing cliche-breaking moment there >.>

  2. Hope When leylin can open the cosmic gate it would lead to mountain and sea realm then maybe he can ask menghao to locate the purgatory with just some spiritual stones for the payment 🙂

    1. Really. He became Rank 1 at 18 years old, then he travelled several months to White Magis, then 2 years were spent simply brewing potions and commencing robbery. Then the war began, let’s asume it took half a year to become rank 2. Let’s then asume again that after becoming rank 2, fleeting to Twilight zone took him half a year. Then 1 month was spent after going out of the cave+3 years for recuperation. Time spent to become the professor of Nature Aliance is aproximately 3 months. Then 13 years were spent in the blink of an eye and half a year was spent for playing with destiny. As I understood, he spent 4 years for establishing his rule over zone, and then 11 years after that he spent without much progress. It took him half a month to come to warlock headquarters.
      Summing this all up we can asume he is 55 years old. Let’s add 5 years for convinience. He must be 60 years at most!

        1. Leylin could also be lying about his age to avoid attention. He’s already lied about his abilities, research, and AI chip throughout the entire story, after all.

      1. 60 wa she number is a s using my head. I remember Mos to us thinking it was fun you that Leylin was young enough to take part in the tour nemesis for youngsters.

        Someone below said they think he is just lie in about his age to lower people expectations. Rank 3 at 90 years old is about ready super impressive and genius level warlock. If he lowers it to 60 then it won’t only be two women chasing him.

  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    I don’t really like how this arc is turning out so far. Twilight was already pretty unnecessary with it’s plot progression, time jumps, and characters but within the first half dozen chapters of this one the author has already started setting up future arcs by having the MC start planning to move onto seemingly bigger and better worlds. Why was and is there any point in putting any significance on the seemingly great central continent of magi if within the first 10 minutes of getting there, they announce how it’s really just a stepping stone on the path to true greatness? Bloodline…bah. Seems to be the only reason why he is even here and that’s to get rid of it or something. Should have just not bothered in the first place if it was going to turn out like this.

    The author couldn’t have waited a little bit for something to actually occur in this arc before giving out knowledge about the Astral Gates and world traveling? Now the entire thing is going to feel like insignificant filler.

    1. Yeah…it was already mentioned, the bloodline shackles and that there are no ways so far to get rid of these, if he doesn’t go to other words to search for the solution then what should he do? The MC is also a Magus, and there are generations upon generations of warlocks that didn’t find a solution so you can’t really expect him to suddenly find a magical solution all of a sudden. Besides, the thing about travelling the various other magus worlds was also hinted in the beginning of the novel, his aim isn’t some Morning star magus, but a level 9 Magus, so it stands to reason that Central continent will serve just to strengthen him to a certain point before he leaves for other planets. You didn’t really expect that the majority of the novel would be Central continent arc when the novels universe is much larger than that.
      Southern coast was like tutorial village, Twilight zone is like a first story quest, Central continent is like an end of tutorial and hand-holding (somewhat).

    2. You don’t put significance, others do. Just because you only now figured out that there will be world travel and bigger better worlds, doesn’t mean others didn’t 400 chapters back when it was hinted and kept being hinted up to this point. Yet those same people are here now despite all the metaphorical “filler” in-between.

      An author has to go through a great period of enlightenment called “If the majority of readers enjoy it, a few random worms and their wriggling opinions can be ignored.”, before he starts writing something.
      This basically means that so long as some people put significance into an ark, the whiners are irrelevant and they can spew their sewage all they like without any effect beyond stinking up an area.

      You had an opportunity in your post to make suggestions on how the story could have gone differently, specific suggestions.
      But you and I know that even if you had an idea about it, someone would shitblast your ass for your “stupid ideas” the same way you are shitblasting this author, which is a paradox saying that there might as well not exist any stories at all since random worms may not like them.

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