WMW Chapter 79

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Tidying Up

“Anna, Greem, Fraser, you three come to my study room together after dinner!”

Seeing that his subordinates did not have any objections, Leylin nodded his head and said, “For now, everyone please enjoy yourself!”

The group nodded their heads, returned to their positions, and sat down. The sound of clanging cutlery continuously rang.

Ever since Leylin had issued his orders, the hall was much more silent than before. Although the dinner was sumptuous, the masses seemed to have something weighing down on their hearts.

After dinner, Leylin received the trio which knew of his magician identity.

Greem and Fraser wore leather armour, which looked extremely imposing. Anna still wore a low cut blouse, and appeared even more seductive.

“You guys know that I am a magician. Right now, I am about to embark on a journey, and due to some reasons, I can only keep you guys here….”

Leylin sat behind the desk, speaking solemnly to the three of them.

“The orders outside earlier were only for the others to see. From now onwards, Greem and Fraser, you must treat Anna the same way you treat me, do you understand?

“We understand!” Greem and Fraser nodded their heads. Compared to the rest, they knew how terrifying this master of theirs was and had no objections towards Leylin’s orders.

After sending Greem and Fraser away, the room was only left with Anna and Leylin.

“Young…Young Master!” Tears welled up in Anna’s eyes.

“The Mandara Flower’s essence on your body, I have already created an antidote for it. Also, take these!” Towards his own women, Leylin was much gentler.

Saying so, Leylin handed over some potions and a parchment paper over to Anna.

“This is….” Anna opened the parchment paper to have a look, and she became startled.

“These are letters of authority. You will be managing all of my establishments in Extreme Night City. Furthermore, if I don’t return within ten years, all of these will be transferred over to your name!”

Leylin crossed his fingers, “Furthermore, Murphy and Viscount Jackson are witnesses to these procedures! If you meet with any trouble in the future, you can seek their aid!”

These worldly possessions, Leylin could have as many as he wanted. Naturally he would not mind giving them to Anna as a backup plan for himself.

Moreover, even if he played this chess piece wrongly, there wasn’t much to be regretful about.

After all, right now, Leylin was only an acolyte in the Abyssal Bone Forest Academy. According to the academy’s rules, acolytes are not allowed to bring their followers or maids into the academy compounds.

Since these are things which he had to eventually let go of, naturally, Leylin’s heart did not ache for them.

“Also, this is the desert scorpion sting, which is a tool specially used to control Greem and Fraser. You must keep them well….”

Leylin handed over a red box to Anna.

“No!” Anna bit her lips, before finally pouncing forward and hugging both of Leylin’s legs. “Young Master, don’t chase Anna away! Anna wants to be by Young Master’s side no matter what she has to do, alright?”

The young lady held onto Leylin’s legs and tears as bright as pearls slid off of her beautiful face.

Her warm and mildly shuddering body wrapped itself around Leylin’s legs. One could see that Anna had mustered extreme courage to speak these words.

Leylin looked at Anna with a touch of gentleness in his eyes. He reached his right hand out and stroked the young lady’s hair and back.

“I’m very sorry Anna. The place I have to go is extremely dangerous for you….”

“But….” Anna lifted her face filled with tears as if wanting to say something else.

“Don’t mess around, listen!” Suddenly, Leylin’s face hardened.

Seeing her master act this way, the deeply ingrained pain and suffering for disobeying a master’s orders surfaced in her mind. After all, Anna had undergone slave training. Although these were the methods of the slave traders, it was etched right into Anna’s soul itself.

“Yes, Young Master!” Anna stopped her crying and kept the scroll and box. She only looked at Leylin, the same way as a cat that had been abandoned by its owner.

Seeing the girl act like this, Leylin withdrew a few potions from his robes and handed it to her. After all, he was not a stone-hearted person.

“This is a recovery potion, which can quickly heal physical wounds. Keep this well!”

“Also, this purple potion is an attack type potion. If there comes a day when you encounter a danger that not even Greem nor Fraser can handle, throw this out at it. Do you understand me?”

Leylin pointed at the purple potion and instructed Anna.

“Anna understands!” Her eyes turned red. She knew that she could not disobey her master’s orders, so she kept the potion well.


Looking at her leaving figure, Leylin sighed suddenly.

Although he had made many preparations, he knew that after a dozen odd years, this faction that he had left would most lightly disappear into thin air.

However, he had no regrets. These were all regular humans without any aptitude for becoming a magician. They would be of limited use to him in the future.

Most likely, the only use of this small faction to him would be to act as a cover for him to hide from people, and even then, it wasn’t very secure at all.

In the end, entrusting everything to Anna was not a bad choice.

Apart from the Mandara Flower’s essence on Anna’s body, all other restrictions on Anna’s body had already been removed by Leylin. From now onward, Anna would be a free human.

“I hope that after having these things, you will be able to live a happier life!”

Leylin’s eyes were unreadable.

If Anna was to land in the hands of another magician, she would at most be a tool for them to vent their pent up energy. After their interest wanes, she may very well be used in an experiment. Now that Anna had followed Leylin, not only was she free from her status as a slave, Leylin had even saved her from the poison of Mandara Flower’s essence. He had even given her the manor and medicinal shop, so no matter what happens next, he would be free from all guilt!”

“The troublesome matters have all been resolved. What’s left is to finally dispose of the experiment lab and underground cells thoroughly!”

Leylin thought and got up to go to the underground.

This was the forbidden area that he had demarcated. Anna and the two Knights would not dare come down here so easily.

Under the dim light from the torch, Leylin withdrew a crystal ball. An old person’s figure could be seen within it. His expression was crazed, and even had terror in it.

“We meet again, Mister Roman!” Leylin smiled and gave his salutations. However, in Roman’s eyes, this smile was more harrowing than the devil’s.

“Don’t… Don’t come over!” Roman’s expression twisted, and he fearfully backed up to the walls of the crystal ball behind him.

However, Leylin’s acute senses picked out the resolution behind the expression of the frightened vengeful spirit.

“Let me tell you a piece of good news, and a piece of bad news!”

Leylin proficiently placed many tools beside the crystal ball, and let the vengeful spirit let out ear piercing screams as he spoke.

“The good news is that I am going to leave here for a while!” Before the vengeful spirit had any response, Leylin smiled and said, “And the bad news is that no matter where I go, you will be going along with me!”

“Oh! No! No! I beg of you….”

“Alright! So then, tell me everything you know!”

At the beginning, Roman naturally would not speak of anything. However after over a year of torture, he had already begun to cough out some information.

After the narration of the vengeful spirit, Leylin shook his head. “It seems like Mister Roman still harbours wishful thoughts, so let us continue….”

Following Leylin’s statement, many hair-raising screams filled the lab, as if the howls of a person right before their death.

Although this vengeful spirit had showed signs of a mental breakdown half a month ago, it still managed to give misleading information to Leylin regarding the secrets he knew.

This vengeful spirit gave much information at once, and it was extremely complicated. However, with the A.I. Chip, Leylin was able to record all of its narration quickly, and sort it systematically.

The next few times, he discovered a problem.

Towards things which are pertaining to more general and common knowledge, Roman always handed them over easily. However, towards the crucial points and secrets, Roman glossed over them and hid much of the important information.

However, Leylin did not mind at all. It would give huge amounts of information each day. Along with the filtering and sorting of the A.I. Chip, he would still obtain plenty of information.

Moreover, with the continuous and prolonged torture and interrogating, Leylin believed that one day, this vengeful spirit would tell him everything, and pray for a fast death.

After the daily routine of ‘questioning’ was completed, Leylin went towards the other rooms underground.

In here, various blood-stained torture instruments were hung along the walls. On the floor, there were even a few corpses with wounds littered across their bodies, causing them to be almost indiscernible as a human body.

[Beep! The surrounding negative energy density is higher by 34.5%, which satisfies the most basic condition for a spirit body’s existence. The target’s physical body has undergone various suffering and tortures. Chance of spirit body appearing: 1.23%]

The A.I. Chip scanned the few corpses and reported the figures.

“Compared to the one-thousandth chance of a spirit body forming naturally, this proportion can be considered extremely high already!” Leylin stroked his chin, “If I were to be given more time, I would definitely be able to induce the formation of an artificial spirit body!”

The most efficient way to do research on souls was through the use of spirit bodies. This established theory was publicly accepted by all Dark Magi.

What Leylin had to do now was to continuously simulate the conditions of the outside world, and induce the forming of an artificial spirit body!

If this piece of news were to leak out, Leylin’s reputation would be completely interlinked with savagery and ruthlessness, which would be bad for his future developments.

“Reputation is also a kind of benefit! Although I’m not afraid of how people view me, even Magi wish to have dealings with those who have good reputations, but not a fellow with a dredged reputation.

Leylin sucked in a lungful of air and sprinkled power on the corpses.

With hissing sounds, the corpses turned into yellow pus after corroding, and very soon, they disappeared.

“Although I have finally stopped my experiments, which is a little bit of a pity, it’s not like I haven’t obtained any results!” Leylin comforted himself, “At least, regarding the Lowian Academy Teachings’ final step, the spirit awakening, I have already obtained sufficient data!”

As for the other ancient potion formula, Tears of Mary, Leylin still hadn’t found any clues regarding it.

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33 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 79” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Need to study souls more apparently. The fact that he is doing such studies intrigues me. He truly has lost much of his previous chains that weighted him down.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    1. Yes, because the natural aversion to inflicting pain on others and general regard for life are trivial things weighing us down. You seem like a nice person.

        1. it was said in the description that the main character is Cruel and savage so that is no wonder , also in the world of cultivation you can’t get far if you keep your hands clean , that is the case for every novel in here .

          1. But most authors glorify their MCs and cause them to act like some kind of goody two shoes in most situations while justifying everything they do with some justice bullshit 😛 I don’t see how massacring entire clans because a few people offended you is any better than torturing enemies/criminals and researching their spirit bodies. One kills a few people with torture, the other killed thousands or tens of thousands without torture. I think I prefer the torture a few option above killing shitloads of people.

          2. yeah..i prefer that the later one too with the condition that those tortured are truly criminals. It’s better than killing thousands or even hundred of innocents in a sect just because someone has offended the MC. it’s appropriate for these criminals to get tortured for their crimes.. plus it’s for benefits of experimentation so so it’s perfectly ok for me.

      1. Whenever did he say that it’s trivial? He just stated that they weighed him down, in other words, hindered his progress/research. I might as well say that aversion to inflicting pain on others and regard for life are indeed just trivial chains weighing people down in such a world like that, because that’s the truth. In a kill or be killed world like that where strength matters the most, such things as your crappy modern day morals are just useless weight that will get you killed. I also believe it’s nice to see such a refreshing mc that acts mainly on cold logic. Does that mean I would enjoy such things in the real world? Of course not. This is a fictional novel, you need to get over it and stop reading this, you get offended at everything, acts offensive towards everyone and complains 24/7. You just keep bitching about how horrible it is and how much this novel sucks, while everyone reading it is retards and sadistic freaks that clearly doesn’t fit with human society.

        You’re one of those guys that should be sent to one of these cutthroat worlds and see if you can still keep your fancy, worthless modern earth morals without dying within a few days. Stop ruining other peoples fun and go somewhere else, preferably off the edge of a cliff, that’d do the world a favor. Shoo shoo.

        1. “Does that mean I would enjoy such things in the real world? Of course not.”
          *proceeds to tell OP to kill himself and wishing for him to get killed, an actual person*
          yeah right, as much as I don’t agree with having compassion in a world like the one in the novel. you seem to be the one mixing reality and fiction.
          take a step back and realize that the author is not a philosopher nor a deep thinker, nor a scientist , he just writes a story that has a character acting on a pseudo-logical behavior, as you seem to be giving way too much credit, almost on the level of absolute truth to this “100% cold logic” because you deemed logic to be like that.
          now I don’t have anything against you or your person as I would love to discuss some more and broaden my views, but as just a friendly recommendation, I would reccomend reading kant’s “critique of pure reason” or some of nietzsche’s works (not just some random quotes tho)

          1. “100% cold logic” is not the same as “mainly cold logic”. Know the difference between “mainly”(anything above 50%) and “100%”. I never did think of him as completely logical, and the cold logic just means he doesn’t use emotions to judge most of the time and instead focuses on gains and losses. There are indeed a lot of logical fallacies and plot holes, but that doesn’t change the fact that his way of thinking is one of the most optimal for a situation for this. That doesn’t mean the author has to be a philosopher or scientist. Take a step back and realize that philosophers or scientists aren’t necessarily smarter than other people and their thoughts aren’t necessarily more profound or true than them. The only thing they usually have is more scientific material, or more thought put into a specific area, but when they leave their comfort area, they will be worthless and authors tends to be great at a broad range of topics instead, which allows them to see things that boxed in philosophers and scientists can’t, especially in regards to psychological or philosophical stuff. In the end, philosophers just bring forth one-sided judgement from what they can see or believe, it’s nothing impressive and far from being an absolute truth.

            Oh, and why would I want to read worthless sh*t like that, written hundreds of years ago? Not only is it outdated, it’s also just more opinions and nothing else, it’s just like any other thing, the writer of those books aren’t necessarily more correct nor knowledgeable than other people, there’s a lot of pseudo-logic and knowledge in there as well, as if you can find a book like that without a lot of logical fallacies and half-knowledge/assumptions. If you have time enough to read such drivel, you might as well read something interesting that actually matters. Taking books like that as general truths aren’t really a good idea… They’re only there so that you can form your own opinion after experiencing a lot and absorbing a lot of different point of views.

            By the way, I never TOLD him to kill himself. I wished he’d be sent to a world like this to realize reality, naturally he would probably be able to adapt, otherwise he would indeed die, but that’s none of my business. Then I wished he’d just stop commenting on a novel he clearly hates, since he probably won’t do that, it’d indeed be great if he walked off a cliff instead of whining like this chapter after chapter, at least then he would stop trying to ruin the novel for others. Would he necessarily die if he walked off the edge of a cliff? He might just end up hospitalized. Even if he did die, I wouldn’t really care. It’s not really comparable to wishing pain or death on random people, I just meant I wouldn’t enjoy random people getting tortured/killed in the real world, that doesn’t include people I specifically hate or dislike. If they die, I don’t see why I should care. Actually, I should be happy that I don’t have to see them again.

            Then again, I would prefer they’d get a quick death rather than torture. Don’t come here claiming that you never wished some annoying people would just disappear forever. I wouldn’t care if he just posted annoying and negative, even offensive, comments once or twice, but he keeps on doing it. At a certain point, I just hope he’ll disappear instead of retardedly reading on despite hating it. When reading the comment section, neither I nor others want to see such comments every other chapter, it really dampens my enjoyment. That doesn’t make my statement of not wishing torture/death upon random people in the real world any less true. I wouldn’t wish death upon just any person, only those that I hate. Even in this case, it was just a casual statement without much weight behind it, it’s not like I would kill him if I saw him. People say stuff like this all the time and that doesn’t mean we really want someone to die, just another way to say that we really dislike someone and hope they’ll just disappear from our sights.

  2. “The good news is that I am going to leave here for a while!” Before the vengeful spirit had any response, Leylin smiled and said, “And the bad news is that no matter where I go, you will be going along with me!”


      1. I have a really bad feeling about Anna’s future. I think MC will run into a magus using her for experiments or she’ll become a slave again. I really hope not, but i could see it happening 🙁
        Especially since shes resistant to radiation, she’d make a good test subject, and the more i talk the sadder this is getting so i’ll stop.

  3. Leylin sucked in a lungful of air and sprinkled power on the corpses

    I suspect he is sprinkling powder . Otherwise he would be too overpowered . Just sprinkle your power on some mortals and GG

  4. This whole torture is just a dumb plot piece used to show how the MC is a “hard” man. Realistically? He’d offer the spirit a chance at possessing another lured acolyte in return for the knowledge. Hell they could exchange knowledge too. Is it so bad to form connections and have comrades? Stupid as shit. Shame on the author for this crap, and shame on us for reading it.

    1. Shame on you, we’re good here bud.

      I think you’re wrong about this whole torture thing, Its actually a good way to highlight the MC’s state of mind. The MC knows what he wants and as long as he gets it then he has no problems. He’s torturing the soul for information, not so he can be seen by the readers as a “hard” MC, if the soul cooperated then no torture, if he can get knowledge by sacrificing others then no torture. This actually how the MC is a “hard” man because he has no emotional attachments as long as he meets his end goal.

      Pretty simple shit tbh.

    2. Just stop reading it i read your comment from the previous chapters and your comment is Bullshit. If you don’t like mc then stop reading this and stop complaining. Just the tag on this novel everyone we’ll know thhat he’s heartless person.

    3. No he would still torture them and try to figure out the spirit bodies souls and things. He thinks his second ancient recipe has to do with that subject so he is using this to his advantage in two things. One: Trying to get information and Two: Trying to figure out how to go past his 78% recipe. Even if he made a deal and let the Vengeful Spirit possess another person there is no guarantee that the information would be accurate or what he needs, whereas if he tortures them to a breaking point the information is more likely to be correct and what he wants.

  5. Shame on mc. I realize he is no good man, but Anna never did anything, all she did is suck his dick. -_-, in comparison the other two slaves were extremely hard working, but Anna has the right to order them?

    1. I think the other two were beyond his help and he needed to do -something- with his possessions in case he died in the upcoming war.

      Also, he’d been grooming her as a treasurer / house head the whole time. I’m sure she’s capable enough, so why wouldn’t he hand it to her? She’s the one he spent the most time with.

    2. What are you talking about? She clearly had a very important role in that place and everyone respects her. She hasn’t just been sitting on her arse and spreading her legs for all that time, she clearly took care of finances and helped out everywhere. I’d say she is far more hardworking and loyal than the two knights. She is also quite learned.

      Even if she wasn’t, the mc will do whatever he wants. She and the knights are just his property, after all.

  6. Luckily this author is pretty good at writing in a way that leaves you unattached to any character except for the mc. I don’t really feel anything when he’s leaving them and neither do I want her to come with him, or rather, I don’t care if she does. In a normal novel, this would be something bad, but in this novel, it’s good. We can’t get too attached to random people who the mc will just abandon anyway. It’s like the fact that you don’t give names to cattle or spend too much time with them in order to avoid getting attached and feel pain when you kill them for food.

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