WMW Chapter 466

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Astral Experiment

Numerous heatwaves congregated within his sea of consciousness.

Leylin saw the silvery stream of Hydro Phase spiritual force circulate wildly. Even the core nucleus body glowed with strange crimson runes. It had only lacked just that little bit in the centre that would render it complete!

“Activate Crystal Phase spell formation!” The Crystal Phase spell formation set up at the center of the room immediately rumbled, the crimson runes on it lighting up one after the other.

Leylin began to shiver uncontrollably. Compared to the previous few spell formations, the feeling that came from this Crystal Phase spell formation included a terrifying compressive force, as well as a chill that dug deep into his bones.

Streams of icy air flowed into Leylin’s sea of consciousness, combining with the boiling spiritual force.

On one end, there were waves of heat, but on the other end, streams of cold. Leylin felt like his brain had expanded and seemed on the verge of exploding.

With the alternating cold and heat, a huge transformation happened in his sea of consciousness, the boundaries constantly stretching outwards.

Much of the liquid spiritual force shrunk under the immense compressive force, and was refined further by the constant waves of heat and cold, glimmering with sparkles. This led to the formation of crystals, marking a shift from the Hydro Phase to the Crystal Phase.

Crystal Phase spiritual force was unique to each Magus, and Leylin paid attention to his own. It was made of dark, nearly black crystals, that held a hint of the crimson of fire inside them, denoting his affinity with these elements.

The liquid spiritual force turned to crystals, and decreased in size by several folds. The warm rush of the Diamond Jellyfish stimulated the generation of even more spiritual force, filling up the gaps.

[Beep! Host body breaking through current gene limitations. Stats in all areas increasing.] The A.I. Chip’s voice rang. It had been monitoring him as per usual.

After entering the Crystal Phase, the entire body would experience a complete transformation as a foundation for advancing to the Morning Star realm, and this was only one of the changes.

“As expected, it’s an advancement that affects even the genes,” Leylin’s expression revealed his elation. Amongst lower-ranked Magi, there were few opportunities to break through the limits of one’s genes, and it was thus very precious.

[Beep! Host body’s spiritual force has exceeded threshold, advancing to Crystal Phase Magus. Recalculating stats!]

The A.I. Chip’s prompts came one after the other, and by this point, the waves of heat and cold had calmed and gradually disappeared. Within Leylin’s sea of consciousness, a black crystallised spiritual force covered the area, seemingly indestructible.

His stats had been refreshed once more.

[Leylin Farlier. Rank 3 Warlock (Crystal Phase). Bloodline: Giant Kemoyin Serpent. Strength: 35, Agility: 35, Vitality: 50, Spiritual force: 351.7, Magic power: 351.7 (Magic power is in synchronisation with spiritual force).]

Leylin observed the newly refreshed stats that the A.I. Chip had come up with, and nodded in satisfaction.

“Strength and agility have both increased by five points in one go, which is already pretty good. As for my vitality, if not for finding precious materials such as the blood dragon fruit, I wouldn’t be able to achieve these numbers…”

His spiritual force had completely broken through the threshold of 350, allowing him to enter the Crystal Phase.

Leylin raised his arms. He could sense the modifications Crystal Phase spiritual force would grant his body. This was just the beginning, and though the effects had slowed and were not as obvious as when he had broken through, these imperceptible changes would result in a terrifying accumulation of strength over time!

‘Senior Lucian advanced to the Crystal Phase when he was five hundred, and that speed is already considered rather quick in the Ouroboros Clan. Senior Robin is now only three hundred, and his advancement had shocked the clan, earning him a reputation as the most powerful bloodline talent in the last three hundred years!’ Leylin tidied up the room while forcing a smile.

‘I’m only two hundred and am much too young. If my speed of advancement is let out, it will definitely cause another huge ruckus!’

A Magus who had advanced to the Crystal Phase a hundred years before Robin did, without the help of external influences, would definitely shock even Gilbert. But what Leylin urgently needed now was strength, and he had no choice but to break through.

‘I need to wait for a while longer. When the war begins, everyone will be focused on the battles. Though my speed will still cause a commotion, it will definitely be smaller than if news were to leak now.’ With his mind made up, Leylin decided on not leaving for a while, holing himself up in his tower.

With the concealing spell formation he had set up, as well as the amplification from his Magus Tower, nobody would know that he had secretly advanced to the crystal phase unless Gilbert himself came and checked.

This hidden strength would definitely cause enemies who had misjudged his abilities to be in for a huge shock!

At this thought, a smirk rose about Leylin’s lips, “I really am quite curious as to who will be the first to barge in…”

……

The underground of the Magus Tower was separated into many little rooms, forming many laboratories. The facilities were first-rate even in the central continent, and Leylin had only been able to achieve this by spending many magic crystals and resources. He even owed quite a few favours.

In the past, a few less important laboratories were open to a few high-ranked Warlocks that were under Leylin.

Now, however, this layer was empty. The Magi who usually remained in the Magus Tower had followed Leylin’s command and left for a while. Even his disciple, Snoopy, had been chased out.

In the innermost, largest and most advanced laboratory, Leylin stood silently, drawing a rune on the floor.

Though he had simulated this activity a great many times with the A.I. Chip, he was still extremely focused while he drew, concentrating on the rune and lines on the ground.

Compared to the other spell runes used in the central continent, what he was now carving evidently held the style of another dimension. Some parts were even a mess of disorganised figures and lines, but closer inspection revealed that they were strangely three-dimensional.

Only when the last stroke was done did Leylin sigh slightly, looking at the spell formation that had no mistakes. “It’s finally done!”

The long time he’d spent on carving had resulted in a thin layer of sweat on his forehead. With his current vitality, this should have been almost impossible.

[Scanning completed, confirmation that there are no errors.] The A.I. Chip’s voice sounded at this moment.

‘Then, the preparations for interplanar experiments are complete,’ Leylin thought as he stroked his chin.

He had gone out and went through the trouble of finding an astral stone. Was it all not for the purpose of preliminary astral experiments? Hence, after he advanced to the Crystal Phase, he had been impatient to begin his research.

All experiments related to the astral plane were dangerous, and this held true even for preliminary ones. Hence, Leylin had no choice but to disperse all the Magi in the tower. This was to eliminate all external influences so that he could concentrate on the experiments here.

Interplanar experiments were a high-level research that only Morning Star Magi could conduct. They were connected to the glory of the ancient era, and Leylin ambitiously hoped to make use of this research.

Hence, this preparatory research work was vital.

Even this research had very stringent requirements. A high-grade Magus Tower, Hydro Phase strength and astral stones were the most basic requirements..

Though the requirement for the Magus was merely to have reached the Hydro Phase, Leylin wanted to be on the safe side. He waited till he had advanced to the Crystal Phase before he began the research.

The more powerful he was, the safer he would be. This was indisputable.

The information for the preparatory work regarding the astral gate obviously came from Duke Gilbert. By aiding him in many experiments, Leylin had gained valuable experience.

At the heart of this giant interplanar spell formation was the smaller astral stone that he had gained from Vance. The blue lustre on its surface seemed more powerful.

Leylin took in a deep breath and checked everything once more. Only after ensuring was fine did he issue the command. “Tower genie, begin charging!”

[Confirming authority. Magus Tower preserving 10% of energy as base reserve. Remaining energy will be used on the spell formation.] The tower genie rapidly reported.

The Magi outside watched this marvellous scene. The runes on the giant black Magus Tower dimmed one after the other. Besides a very dim glow, it had basically stopped operating.

After its construction over a hundred years ago, this was the first time that this had happened. It immediately gave rise to the panic of residents who knew nothing. This Magus Tower was a safeguard to them, and was the thing that could preserve their lives and safety.

Kubler, who had stayed behind in Onyx Castle, had no choice but to dispatch patrolling officers to put down these worries.

“Grandfather, will Mentor’s experiments be successful?” Snoopy seemed to know more and asked Parker.

“How can the mysteries of the astral plane be something we can pry into? As long as we successfully activate the spell formation, the lord’s experiment can be counted as a success!”

Parker forced a smile, “The energy required to probe into the astral plane is much too terrifying. Regular Magus Towers cannot withstand it, but don’t worry about that. The lord’s Magus Tower uses a top-grade set up of positive and negative energy pools, and there shouldn’t be much of a problem in terms of resources.”

*Buzz!*The giant Magus Tower trembled, and terrifying elemental tides formed two large rainbows, one dark and one light. One disappeared into the crest, the other into the base.

“Tower beginning charging, and positive and negative energy pools are revolving!” The genie reported.

Snoopy was no stranger to this scene, but now he could only silently pray, hoping that his mentor’s experiment would be a success.

He felt a hint of pride at this.

Out of the entire continent, there were few Magi who could do even some of the preparatory experiments into probing through the astral plane alone as a rank 3 Magus. His mentor was one of them!


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43 thoughts on “WMW Chapter 466” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I’m looking forward to this chapter. To be honest what’s keeping me in this novel isn’t the action, the story, or Leylin himself (this guy is an asshole, you gotta admit it), but the experiments.

    1. Well I also kind of like his personality. It is not like many other xianxia characters, he is way more ruthles and does everything for his own advancement. Like: “I need 1000 souls for my experiment, I just have to reap them!”
      Better than the: “Oh no, I can not do something so evil like killing inocent people!” thing. And reading a novel with the mc playing the villain is also not so bad.

      1. Yeah, it’s being mean for a reason and not being mean because you’re privileged to be one. And another thing I like about this novel is that the villains and major of the side characters are means for an end for the MC and not factors that hold him back.

      2. I actually like the fact that he also doesn’t let his enemies go all the time.

        The whole “cockroach” scenario (i.e. enemy gets defeated 20 times and keeps showing up *cough*Lin Langtian*cough*), or the hypocritical scenario of an enemy who tried very hard to kill the MC yet is spared because killing the enemy would be ‘going too far’, that tend to be everywhere in wuxia novels just doesn’t happen in WMW.

        It’s refreshing.

      3. The thing is in other novels when mc can’t do something because of moral issues he will somehow always get a better solution via stronk plot armor… Sadly life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns where you get a solution just by wishing for it…

    2. I like how you said that people need to admit that Leylin is an asshole as if it should be a sin to like a fictional character for being an asshole. Sounds like a bunch of moralfag manure-talk to me boi. Sounds like literary fascism to me boi.
      The biggest assholes in the world are not the forthright assholes, but rather the moralfag assholes who think morality is some kind of Heavenly mandate which excuses them from being an asshole when they are acting like assholes and doing asshole things.
      An asshole who doesn’t hide it is always much more tolerable and pleasing than an asshole who doesn’t know they are one;
      because an asshole who doesn’t hide it fulfills their function, while an asshole who lacks self-awareness is just full of shit then.

      Oh, and did i forget to say asshole?

    3. I don’t think he’s an asshole, actually he’s a nice guy as long as it doesn’t cost him anything. He just prioritizes his own benefits, so if he has to screw someone over to accomplish his goals, he does, but he doesn’t go out of his way to ruin people’s lives.

      Honestly, if I was placed in the same situation, I think that I would have made mostly the same choices as him, save for a few details.

      This is probably the thing that I like the most in this novel : the writing is mature and realistic. There is a strong sense of internal consistency.

      1. No, I disagree. You do still remember what Leylin did to those poor people in the Twilight Zone right? *Or whatever it’s called lol, can’t be bothered to go back and look*

        1. Yeah, he was never a nice guy in any way, he was always the neutral kind, the kind that isn’t evil but sure as hell isn’t nice either. He does everything based on benefits and cold logic, nothing more, nothing less. This requires him to do more “evil” acts than nice ones though.

  2. It think they should stop putting up teasers its just getting annoying everything I refresh the page and I think o look an new chapter only to have my hopes and dreams ruined when it say preview T^T

  3. So he did eat the jellyfish, nice, what i want now is to see Leylin developing some kind of small animal full of nutrients that can be eaten raw/alive by warlocks as a replenishment potion, that stuff always looks funny but too bad i dont really see him doing that

    Thanks for the chapters

    1. Sadly there is none… There are some with ahole mc’s but i doubt you want those since they are aholes just because they can be… Not because of necessity and logic like Leylin…

      Ahh maybe Law of the Devil. Just maybe…

  4. Sometimes Leylin reminds me of Raistlin Majere from Dragon Lance novels(before he chooses to stay in Abyss). Even though he doesn’t have a brother, Leylin still does everything in order to gain more power. He can sacrifice his friends for it.

    1. Do you remember how Leylin rates relationships with numbers? Same thing for his friends probably. If he can advance to morning star a few centuries earlier than he probably wouldn’t mind sacrificing his friends but he wouldn’t do it for just a few decades. It’s all about numbers for him. Does his friend give him more numerical benefit. Remember how he even gives a number to the relationships and families emotional aspect?

      1. So do you agree or not? you wrote all that for what? to some point both characters had treasured friendship at-least at the beginning, after years pass friendship became a tool to cover ones weakness and facade(all the emotional crap). i might be wrong, but it seems you didn’t understand what i wrote there.

  5. In chapter 403 Robin say he almost five hundred. And it about hundred year ago. Why mc said “Senior Robin is now only three hundred” in this chapter?(466)

  6. First, since this is my first WMW comment, thank you very much for all the translation effort!

    Second, am I the only one who is still waiting for Leylin to acquire and raise some awesome pet? We have already encountered a number of characters with pets—from mildly useful to outright astonishing (e.g., the Hocada Beast that can easily defeat and swallow magi of the same rank)—, Leylin even got his hands on that Blood Vulture egg for a few chapters, and yet he’s currently no closer to getting a fitting pet.

    The pet rearing, concerns, mechanics, and interactions should be a very entertaining addition to the story; especially should the pet be bound to Leylin’s life, so that he is forced to treat it as his other half instead of yet another disposable tool.

  7. That Azure Mountain King can find him from clue recent rank 3 magus who set up astral experiment, only few rank 3 magus can do this so it’s highly probably they will find him, especially they have top spying method.

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