Chapter 551: Moon Stone and Realm Essence (2)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Link’s Moon Stone was the size of a fist. Round and highly translucent, it looked like a pearl. In the water, it also glowed with watery silvery moonlight.
Following the game’s method, Link held the Moon Stone in both palms and started adding red Dragon Power with his left hand.
Buzz. With a soft sound, the watery moonlight around the stone instantly strengthened. After a few seconds, colorless power surged out from the other side and returned to Link’s body through his right hand.
Link sensed the power surging back.
It was very pure and gentle like flowing water. If he sensed closely, its nature was basically the same as Dragon Power. It had all the attributes that Dragon Power had, like fast recovery, strengthening of physical power and endurance, and more. Link tried to manipulate it and found that it was obedient. It would flow wherever his thought went without any delay or inertia.
This feeling was great.
However, there was a shortcoming to this purification. Link had added 1000 Dragon Power points into the Moon Stone, but only 800 points of the colorless power came out. The purification process used up 200 points.
Link was a bit worried that his own power would be reduced by 20% too. However, the amazing feeling of control was too tempting. He decided to just purify everything.
Thus, Link began pouring red Dragon Power into the Moon Stone for the rest of the time, colorless Dragon Power returning to Link’s body. The seconds ticked by as the cycle repeated.
Gradually, the Dragon Power that flowed out of him grew fainter and fainter, becoming more transparent.
Link couldn’t feel anything strange. He just felt that his control was at an unprecedented height. When the power flowed into him, he could almost hear the soft scrape as it flowed through his body. It was also because of that fine scrape that he could almost “see” the fine structure of his body.
In reality, he wasn’t using his eyes but a very detailed sensory. Link could sense his body before, but it was never as clear and beautiful as today.
He “saw” every muscle, vein, and organ in him, as well as his beating heart, the white nerves, and even his brain… Wait, was that the Heart of the Dragon?
Link had modified the Heart of the Dragon before and had seen that it was a lump of dark red energy. Now, it had become a light red. It was fading even now.
He discovered he could clearly see the inner structure of the Heart of the Dragon. It was impossibly detailed. He looked closer, trying to understand the principles within, but it felt like his head would split open after a short while.
Operating his mind at this rate used up too much energy and all this energy came from his blood. Because his blood had to move at a much faster rate, many capillaries in his brain burst.
Link saw this process happen clearly.
I’m really bursting blood vessels. I guess I still can’t completely understand the Heart of the Dragon. A little disappointed, Link looked away.
The red haze around the Heart of the Dragon faded. Seeing this, Link realized, I already have the purest Dragon Power, but Dragon Power isn’t the purest power in the world. This red stuff is actually the impurities restricting my ability to improve.
Link also realized that under the effect of the pure power, his body was also changing. A bit of pain entered his brain, but it wasn’t unbearable. He overlooked it easily and continued purifying.
Slowly, the pain disappeared, replaced by an indescribable joy. Link fell asleep with this joy.
After a while, a familiar voice sounded in his ears. “Hey, wake up.”
It was Celine.
Link shot up and found himself in bed. He was still clutching the Moon Stone. “How long have I been sleeping?”
Worry was written in Celine’s features, but she was relieved now that Link was awake. “You almost died in your sleep,” she muttered. “It’s been five days.”
“Oh, that long?”
Link felt around his body. It felt empty. Bearing down, he could easily “see” inside him. His Heart of the Dragon was completely transparent now. A watery glow lit up from inside out. Like moonlight, it shone in every corner of his body, nurturing the body parts.
It was like there was a moon inside him.
He looked at the Moon Stone. It still looked the same—translucent like a moon. It glowed softly… No, it had changed. There were many fissures inside.
Shocked, Link studied it. Soon, its details popped up.
Level-19 Astral Meteorite
Current Completeness: 30% (irreparable)
Link winced, feeling disappointed. This was a one-time thing. He’d planned on giving it to Celine and then Eliard and the rest. It seemed that it was only enough for Celine now.
Just as he was feeling sad, his vision flashed with a notification from the game system. Link glanced over at it.
Link Morani (Ferde Lord)
Current Power: Realm Essence (One Realm Essence point equals 2.5 Flawless Dragon Power points)
Power Upper Limit: 7000 points
Current Power Recovery Rate: 100 points per second
Current Power Limit Increase Rate: 100 points per day
(Note: All things in the world are the same in the end.)
It suddenly dawned on Link that the so-called Dragon Power, Natural Power, and Sunlight Power were all different versions of Firuman’s Realm Essence. They just had some impurities. This led to their own attributes but also caused them to have limits.
Now, he had the purest Realm Essence. This was the power from the source.
But how could he use it?
Link pondered and suddenly thought of a basic Natural spell from the High Elves. Called Growth Spell, it helped plants grow.
Before, Link had Dragon Power so he couldn’t cast this spell. He decided to try it now.
Thinking back to the spell’s Mana structure, he used Realm Essence to complete it. One second, two seconds… three seconds later, Link succeeded.
Realm Essence was honestly too obedient; It completely followed his thoughts. Link could use Realm Essence to replicate Mana structures that belonged to Natural magic.
A transparent thumb-sized ball appeared in his palm. He flicked it, and it flew to the potted plant on his windowsill. A vine in the pot instantly started sprouting. A few seconds later, the vine was ten times longer, with many flowers blooming on it.
“Natural magic?” Celine exclaimed softly. She stared at Link. “You turned into an elf?”
Link shook his head and cast the dragon healing spell Essence Vitality ON Celine. Her cheeks turned pink instantly. She looked to Link with clear eyes. “I’m not sick. Why did you cast that spell?”
“How’s the effect?” Link asked.
“Effect?” Celine sat on the bed and stuck her hand under the blankets to caress Link’s body. “It feels great.”
Link got turned on by the touching, and the magic experiment turned into something else. After all the action, Link gave Celine the Moon Stone.
“Take this. It can fully purify the demonic aura from your power,” Link said.
Celine was still in his arms. She played with the Moon Stone and said, “It looks pretty. I’ll try. What do I do after purifying?”
“Your power becomes very pure, but your original power doesn’t disappear. You can use practically every type of spell. You can cast it as long as you know the Mana structure. You saw how I used a Natural spell, right?”
Celine understood now and was intrigued. “Oh, I see.”
Lowering his voice, Link reminded, “Alright, this is a gem that only you know about, understand?”
This was a true treasure, but it wasn’t very complete anymore. In that case, Celine should just use it secretly. There was no reason to attract jealousy.
Celine found it exciting. She hurriedly put away the Moon Stone and looked side to side like a bunny. Finally, she whispered in Link’s ear, “I know. This is our secret.”
Her actions made Link smile.
They cuddled on the bed for a while later. Finally, Link climbed out of bed and collected himself. Then he went to the enchantment room. He was going to the Beastmen’s Golden Plains alone. He had to prepare some equipment.
After experiencing the perfect control of the Realm Essence, he believed that his enchantments would improve greatly.
While Link was focused on making an all-new set of magic equipment for himself, Ariel, Elovan, and Milose were getting ready to depart from the Isle of Dawn.
Link had still underestimated the power of the World Tree. After nearly a week of treatment, Ariel’s internal injuries were completely healed. Not only that, her broken legs had healed too. Though her combat was still affected, her power had increased due to this misfortune. She was now close to Level-11.
If Link knew about this, he would definitely sigh and lament about how scary geniuses of the world were.
The Isle of Dawn had also received news of the Golden Plains. Right now, the High Elf queen was giving them her last reminders.
“After arriving at the Golden Plains, remember not to reveal the Isle of Dawn no matter what the results are.”
“Understood, Mother.” This was Ariel.
“Yes, Your Majesty.” This was Elovan and Milose.
“Take this Moonlight Fruit with you. In case anything happens, active the Moonlight spell immediately and return together. Don’t make me worried, understood?”
“Yes, Mother.” Ariel pocketed the Moonlight Fruit carefully.
The three rising High Elf stars transformed into a puff of faint green haze and hurried eastward.