WMW Chapter 452

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Azure Mountain and the Couple

Azure Mountain City, situated beside the Andius mountains, was the ancestral territory of the Oakheart Clan.

The Andius mountains were rich in natural minerals, something that made the alloy produced by Azure Mountain City, with its superior quality, one of the most desirable in the entire continent.

In fact, Leylin had even visited this place himself once to source the materials for his own Magus Tower.

With excellent smelting techniques coupled with rich and plentiful natural resources, the Oakheart Clan had superior control over auctions, accumulating an outrageous amount of wealth.

The original name of the progenitor of the Oakheart Clan had long fallen out of the public mind, but his title still remained to this date. He was the powerful and brilliant Azure Mountain King!

Indeed, the progenitor of the Oakheart Clan was the well-known Azure Mountain King, the famed and almighty Morning Star Magus.

The intimidating nature of this Morning Star Magus served as a warning to other vicious and hateful Magi not to have any designs on the Oakheart Clan. Otherwise, it would have long been overtaken and ruled by those fugitive human magicians.

And now, the time had come for the decennial large-scale auction..

As the event venue of the auction was in Azure Mountain City, the entire place was filled to the brim with people. The prices of the airship tickets heading there had also risen sharply due to this event.

However it was not a deterrent, as Magi from everywhere continued to flow into the city.

Some among them were powerful and well known. Others had masked themselves, cherishing anonymity.

Regardless of their varying powers, all the Magi present would generally be disciplined enough to control and maintain themselves. After all, they would lose as well if the auction were to not proceed smoothly.

In fact, they would risk losing much needed materials to an arch-enemy, as well as materials that were hard to obtain through normal means.

With the auction event approaching, the crime rates in the neighbouring areas also increased substantially!

Many fugitive Magi on the wanted list came forth to the event sneakily and had daringly looted many people. But as long as they weren’t caught red-handed, the Oakheart Clan, the main organiser, would not excessively pursue the matter.

The otherwise orderly Azure Mountain City had suddenly turned chaotic. A small group of Magi were pushing forward with their own secretive agendas behind the scenes.

As such, even under the watchful eyes of the Morning Star Magus, the Clan had to face a mounting number of incidents hindering their move forward. They were kept busy and anxious.

“Such a bustling scene!” Leylin was at a local inn along a stretch of shops, viewing the hurried crowd through a transparent glass flooring.

In front of him were served colourful glasses of juices, along with some freshly baked cookies and snacks.

He had been in Azure Mountain City for 3 days. The wounds from the clash with Toram had already mostly healed with his liberal use of potions.

As he had arrived early, Leylin was able to find lodging at an inn in the city, unlike the situation now where many Magi were struggling to find a room and had to search throughout the city and risk getting into conflicts with one another.

Leylin stroked his chin, looking at the busy street that was bustling with activity.

Many of the commoners wore grey, black and white apparel. Among the crowd, there were many Magi and some other races discreetly mingling about.

In the central continent, humans were not the only race. Many different species of humans had mingled together producing offspring of mixed bloodlines.

Leylin had personally met some of them on the streets and had witnessed their odd characteristics.

Walking among the pedestrians were patrol Knights from the host’s city. Many of these knights wore barbed armor. Under the guidance of senior Knights and acolytes, they regularly combed through every corner of the city.

Although their abilities were insignificant to Magi, the fact that their uniforms bore the emblem of the Oakheart Clan was enough to deter any impetuous Magi.

“It’s him!” At this moment, cries from a skylark sounded near Leylin. It perched itself outside the inn.

He found the tone of the cries familiar, and smiled and walked towards the entrance of the inn.

At this moment, a young couple stepped foot into the inn. The lady took one look at Leylin and was shocked.

“Oh! It’s been a long time, Nolan, Jessia.” Leylin noticed that Jessia wore the look of a young woman instead of a young girl and exclaimed, “Also, a blissful marriage to you!”

This couple from the Rolithe Family had left a deep impression on Leylin, especially the defiant young girl.

“Ley… Sir Leylin!” Nolan whined bitterly in his heart. He had heard about the delicious treats being served here and hence brought his wife along. Little did he expect he would bump into Leylin.

Nolan’s knees grew weak thinking about how he was chided and taught a lesson mercilessly by this rank 3 Magus in the past.

As for Jessia, she looked as if she relied heavily on Nolan and had her arms around him. Leylin couldn’t help but sense the hatred and detestation deep in her eyes. It made him speechless.

‘Just because I had the ability to, but did not save you, you hate me so much?’ Leylin stroked his chin. Coincidences happened all the time in this world. Maybe a word, an action, or even an exchange of glances, it might all result in an inexplicable hatred against someone else. It was something unfathomable.

He had not expected such matters to happen to him.

“Both of you look happily married now, although it does gives me a troubled heart!” Leylin was rather amused and called out to them to take a seat,”Shall we sit together? The food here is decent, I found this place after a long search!”

“Oh! No need! We do not want to impose on you, Sir!” Nolan gave a bitter smile and bowed politely. He grabbed Jessia’s hand and left the place hastily.

Dining with Leylin? Nolan could feel immense pressure. In fact, the aura he felt this time was much more powerful than during their previous meeting. He certainly do not want to cross paths with Leylin again.

“What are you doing?” Jessia blurted out in anger after crossing a few streets with Nolan pulling her along.

“He is just a rank 3 Magus, what is the big deal? Your grandfather is also a famed Hydro Phase Magus… Furthermore, as long as we can gather sufficient materials this time, he can also attempt to enter the Crystal Phase!” Jessia pouted her lips with displeasure, profound resentment in her eyes.

After the wedding, Nolan had been good to Jessia, and she too, had gradually accepted her fate. However, her hatred towards Leylin from their initial meeting had not ceased one bit.

She hated how Leylin had disrupted her plans and how he had treated her, even till the end. There was no hint of nobility and no demeanor of a gentleman at all!

“That was after all a rank 3 Lord. Even if he hasn’t reached the Vapour Phase, we cannot afford to offend him… Moreover, he had the support of the Ouroboros Clan…” Nolan smiled bitterly. Sadly, he was not up to date with the latest information. He was unaware of Leylin’s true position and abilities in the Ouroboros Clan.

Plus, Leylin himself had been low-key all this while.

“I do not care, you have to take revenge on my behalf…” Jessia tugged at Nolan’s arm with a look of dissatisfaction.

“Alright alright alright!” Nolan tamed her with verbal promises. However, from the bottom of his heart, he had zero intentions of doing so.

Of course, he couldn’t speak his mind freely. Otherwise, knowing Jessia, she wouldn’t let him have her when the night fell, and he would certainly dread it.

“Hmph! Leylin, since you are here, you will definitely not miss the auction. We’ll see!” Her scheming plans were reflected in her eyes as they shined brightly.

Inside the inn, watching Nolan and Jessia leave, Leylin was deep in thought.

The hatred in the past was apparent and obvious to him. And up till now, she certainly had not given it up. The only difference was her attempt to conceal her feelings.

Leylin could have crushed such insignificant characters easily in the past. But he did not do so then. Other than his fear of offending someone who had a strong family as support, there was another reason.

After the couple left the inn, Leylin went back to his seat and sat down. In his palm, a dull gold coin appeared and he toyed with it.

“I can feel it, looks like they can present something valuable to me this time!” Leylin grinned as he slid the Coin of Destiny back into his pocket, his eyes twinkling a deep black.

The river of destiny could not be fathomed. It would constantly drift about without a permanent resting place. However, at some specific times and places, minute details of it would intersect, something that a few Magi could sense.

It had happened to Leylin previously. He had, with the help of the Coin of Destiny, felt that there were some unresolved matters.

In the near future, he knew he would cross paths with the couple again. And that time, they would voluntarily present him with an item of importance.

This current location seemed to be the confluence point where their destinies met.

“Boss, bill please!” Leylin smiled and stood up. The owner sprang up from behind the counter and stepped forward…

The Azure Mountain auction company was situated at the center of Azure Mountain City. Its land was extensive, surrounded by an encampment of the Oakheart Clan. Standing there, a simple and unadorned majestic Magus Tower could be seen radiating horrifying levels of energy. It seemed to have an unknown connection with the skies and the entire region.

This Magus Tower built by a Morning Star Magus was Leylin’s current destination, as well as something he looked up to.

It was the symbol of the Oakheart Clan’s power, and a guarantee.

Once he stepped foot into the auction hall, a female servant in uniforms stepped up swiftly and greeted him warmly, clearly well trained. “Welcome, how can I be of service to you?”

“I would like to sell some things in this auction!” The present Leylin was unrecognisable. He had altered his facial features and worn a hood over his head. He’d also added another outer layer of cotton shawl that draped down from the top, covering his face.

Fortunately, at this point of time, there were countless Magi in Azure Mountain City dressed exactly like Leylin, hence the servant was not baffled at all.

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45 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 452” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. i love auction… things always get out of hand while mentioning “auction”

      and this is the part where the protagonist and the readers will get shocked from the items that are up for bidding
      ..one shocking item after another LOL

      i felt like selling some of my organs.. to get a chance to bid on one of those items 😀

          1. Do you have spatial ring? I need it to bring my house from place to place I’m willing to pay it with my body *blush*

    1. I’m actually happy now that they weren’t killed back then as they rightfully should have been and as I wished they had been before. I thought they would become an annoying hindrance that got stronger later on(which usually happens when people want revenge and escapes the claws of the mc), but it seems that they’re just here so that we can have some fun/comedic relief while reading about their futile actions 😛 Their little grandpa hydro phase magus was not life-threatening before and sure as hell isn’t now when Leylin can easily kill him. Heck, even his resources/money now(and probably back then too) is likely more than their entire guilds assets, they won’t be able to cause any significant trouble at the auction, at most they might drive the price up out of malice, but if that happens we can be sure that Leylin will employ some countermeasures.

      I think this will be hilarious, looking forward to their escapades.

      She hated how Leylin had disrupted her plans and how he had treated her, even till the end. There was no hint of nobility and no demeanor of a gentleman at all!

      Yeah, because you’re not allowed to disrupt the plans that brazenly involved you to the extent that you’d be killed/imprisoned if you weren’t strong enough and would ruin your reputation 😛 This girl can’t appreciate the temporary kindness, tolerance and mercy of an evil mastermind, I wonder if she will die this time around as a sacrifice to “heal” the coin or something like that? Or perhaps make a new one? hmm…

  1. Thanks for the chapter XD

    I’m not going to say I don’t feel sorry for her or sh*t like that… but still, that’s not a good reason to hate Leylin, especially since she was the one causing him trouble…

    1. It wasn’t to the level of mere trouble though, her actions would likely have killed him if he didn’t have enough power. I don’t feel a smidgen of pity for her, even if she was killed for what she did back then, it would’ve been totally acceptable and a matter of course. She did all that to a complete stranger that had done absolutely nothing to offend her and kept tolerating her actions until the part with the staged/fake “rape” clues, like the clothes with a bloodstain on. Sure, I don’t feel it’s nice at all that she’d have to marry someone she dislikes, but does that justify trying to screw up the life of someone completely random with no connections to you?

      Just as you said, her “hatred” is ridiculous and unfounded, just as with Longbottom, she should be thankful for his mercy and tolerance in the face of her dangerous and provocative actions, instead she repays it with “profound hatred” just because he bitch slapped her lightly, really…

        1. Same here then, seems I misunderstood you, sorry 😛 Yeah, being forced against your will to marry someone you dislike is really something worth of pity, no arguments there. Her actions overshadowed and destroyed my pity, though 😀

  2. “Nolan’s knees grew weak thinking about how he was chided and taught a lesson mercilessly by this rank 3 Magus in the past.”

    but, leylin was very merciful back then

  3. I feel like it’s kind of a stupid question: but who are these people again? The names of Jess and Nolan look familiar but my memory is spotty of all the people he’s dealt with over time.

    1. Leylin met the (then engaged) couple on the airship he took when he first arrived in the central continent. They had a small misadventure, resulting in completely unnecessary hatred on Jessia’s part.

    2. Nolan is(was?) a jealous and possessive little prick and Jessie is someone with a bad personality who clearly didn’t want to marry him. When he first arrived in the central continent and took a zeppelin, he met them. Jessie kept on pestering him and acting all cutesy(like a child) with a horrible facade and kept getting close with Leylin to enrage Nolan and try to find a way to break off their engagement(most likely). Later on, after getting shunned multiple times by Leylin when she tried to get close to him(resulting in Nolans continuous rage), she secretly follows him to an inn and sets up a little play where she hides her dress around him that has a patch of blood on it around the stomach area. Nolan and two bodyguards(level 2 magi) come over and blames him for abducting her, they search the location and finds the dress, Nolan goes into a rage believing he abducted and defiled her(probably wanted to get out of her marriage with such an excuse as being with someone else or not being pure anymore) and therefore attacking him with intent to kill or at least imprison, Leylin shows off his prowess, he quickly locates her inside a tree and forces her out, she acts all cutesy and touchy-feely again, trying to cuddle up to him, while the bodyguards are shivering in their boots for the fear of offending a level 3 magus. Leylin lets them off extremely lightly for offending his level 3 pride and threatening him(was justified in killing them) by hitting each of them once and sending them tumbling back a bit and bleeding a little(just a very light, superficial injury). When the bodyguards thank him for not killing them and grabs them to run away, we get to see that this act of benevolently hitting them lightly has caused great hatred to erupt in both of them and they would unite for the common goal of revenge or something stupid like that. This was, probably, around 110+ years ago.

      Seriously, these tiny characters can get riled up over nothing for the longest times. They should thank him for being so merciful, instead they hate him to the bone. Hell, even if he hit them for no good reason at all, I don’t see how something like that would cause great, profound hatred to erupt and last over 110+ years, they’re acting as if he killed their family, lovers and close friends. This author loves his unbelievable and ridiculous revenge plots, Longbottom was the first one and now these two…

  4. Lol it’s been 100 years… Who holds a grudge for 100 years to a stranger for such a matter? Fking lunatic… Besides it would be strange if that grandfather takes action against a rank 3 magus just because he didn’t stop the marriage 100 years ago… Rather he would look at his grandson as a retard cuck hahaha why would he want Leylin to save the girl from his own grandson?

    1. This is totally in line with all novel people being stupid as f**k and trying to kill you since you committed atrocious crimes like you looking at them or breathing the same air they did.

      It will develop into a heart demon and forever stifle their cultivation.

    2. It would be strange if that grandfather takes action against a rank 3 magus with a backing of a large scale organisation with a rank 4 magi and shitloads of rank 3 magi. Wanted to add that. If he killed them, their grandfather wouldn’t have the power to pursue revenge.

  5. Thanks for the chapter OMA and Theo! Guessing he’s going to rob them or something after the auction. Highly unlikely they’ll want to “present” him with something nice.

  6. A rank 4 Morning star magus like Cyril forgot about Leylin just like that, but! Two side characters from 50 chapters ago didn’t forget about him for 100 years… I can’t even remember what I ate yesterday… How do they remember someone they met 100 years ago >.>

    Thanks for the chapters

    1. And the reason is even more insignificant… Atleast rank 4 magus has the reason of them stealing the resources from the secret plane he claimed but the girl wants revenge because Leylin didn’t care about her pussy 100 years ago and didn’t save her from some stupid marriage… Why dafuq would strangers even meddle in your love/family life ffs she’s batshit crazy…

      That’s like seeing some random rich guy while getting arrested but holding a life grudge against him for not bailing you out from jail… Could he bail you out? Yes! But why would he take on such trouble for some stranger and vouch himself for you?

    2. Leylin felt that he needs a new coin! If Cyril scanned Leylin back then, he might think that the items are replaceable and would not pursue – it’s the leech magi that pursue Leylin and co to get to Cyril’s good books.

  7. How slow are news? they haven’t hurt the latest news… a 100 years ago he became a vapour magus and 20 years ago he became a hydro magus, how have they not noticed this if they wanted to know?

  8. It took me 1 minute to remember who she was… If I remember correctly the one wronged in their meeting was Leylin, she plotted against him trying to involve him in something he had no control, in their first meeting, for no reason. \’-‘/ ?

    1. Sometimes wether you help someone or don’t help someone it can both end up bad even if your not the person looking for trouble. It is probably just a case of getting everything she wanted since young age and relying on background is probably what she does all the time so she fears noone and if someone doesn’t act the way she wants them to her pride gets hurt so she wants revenge. In her eyes everyone who is weaker than the power of her background is probably a random servant. In this case the rank 3 guy behind them, its just that she doesn’t realise she is messing with the wrong guy.

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