Chapter 701: Realm Fusion (1)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Link didn’t leave immediately after killing the Inferno Archmage.
The Ruler of Light and Darkness was known as a realm devourer. The strong figures of this realm had basically all died. If he left now, the Aragu Realm would be destroyed as soon as the Ruler of Light and Darkness arrived.
He didn’t care about the Aragu Realm itself. What was worse was that it would bolster the Ruler of Light and Darkness’ power. By then, Firuman would probably be unable to resist him even if they made all the preparations.
Standing beside the Inferno Archmage, there was a crowd of trembling mortals. Link fell into deep thought.
In ancient times, the Firuman Realm was very strong. Even the Ruler of Light and Darkness couldn’t swallow it. But now, it has gone through many catastrophes and was even split into two. It has weakened greatly. Not sure about the Ruler of Light and Darkness’ power, but he swallowed Fedaro. If he also gets Aragu, then Firuman won’t be a match… Anyway, Firuman must be as strong as possible!
How could he strengthen Firuman?
Following this train of thought, Link’s heart jumped. Something flashed past his mind. The High Elves of the Isle of Dawn have been trying to fuse the realms. They’d wanted it to disrupt Firuman, but it seems like a chance to strengthen the realm now!
With this thought, Link felt like he’d found the golden key to solving the problems. The situation could be solved now.
In Firuman, the High Elves are in charge of the fusion. But in Aragu, Milda has always been in charge. There must be the respective magic seal here, and it’s highly likely to be in the Fire Sect’s land. I’ll just go look!
Thinking this, Link walked up with the Inferno Archmage’s body. Power surged within him, and the space around him rippled like water. Then Link faded and finally disappeared.
The demon had left voluntarily. Everyone in the city breathed in relief. They stared at each other, feeling the fortune of being alive.
A while later, a priest in the temple suddenly said, “God was defeated. What do we do now?”
“Will the demon come back?” The person asked looked terrified. The people who heard him all trembled subconsciously.
This dark demon who sucked souls for power was even stronger than an Archmage. Just thinking about him made one feel despair.
“What is the Ruler of Light and Darkness that the demon mentioned?” someone else in the crowd asked weakly. Earlier, Sastor and the demon had spoken really loudly. Practically the entire city could hear.
When the demon had been here, the mortals were all terrified out of their minds. Now that he was gone, the smarter ones realized that things weren’t as simple as they thought.
Of course, ordinary mortals had restricted visions because of their low power. Even if they were smart, they still couldn’t figure out the entire truth.
It was like how an ant crawling on the ground might see an elephant’s leg. But because it was so low, the ant can try to lift its head, but it’ll never see the elephant’s entire body.
This had nothing to do with Link for now. Two seconds after using the transmission spell, he appeared above the Isle of Eternal Winter. Link was a master at spatial magic, and he was now at the pinnacle of Level-18. Long-range transmissions were as simple as ordinary Instant Flashes now.
Link tossed the Inferno Archmage’s body onto a damaged stone pillar. It landed before the palace, standing right next to the Snow Mountain Archmage.
Since he’d fulfilled Sastor’s dying wish, Link didn’t waste any time. He used another transmission and appeared at the Fire Sect’s largest temple five seconds later.
Boom, boom, boom.
Link could hear rumbles of Mana in the air from the far distance. It was very low and belonged to the infrasound wave range. Because it was below the range of hearing for ordinary people, they didn’t feel the Mana movement at all.
Link’s senses had improved greatly now. If he used some auxiliary spells, he could even see the flow of time. Thus, he could easily see abnormal Mana phenomena too.
Looking up at the temple, he saw a pillar of white-gold light rush up from the temple’s center. It was close to 300 feet wide. Despite being miles away, Link could still clearly feel the horrible power within.
Sensing closely, Link discovered more details.
Strange, this pillar is created by countless tiny threads of power. A portion of the threads shoots out from the core of the Aragu Realm. The other part is from the Sea of Void… No, judging from the aura, it should be from the Firuman Realm.
Under the efforts of the High Elves and Fire Sect, the cores of the two realms were connected. Link could feel the connection getting stronger. Even without outside help, the two cores would become one after some time.
But if they just used the natural gravitational pull without any help, it would take at least 1000 years.
After observing for around ten minutes from a distance, Link had a general idea of the situation. But because the space around the temple was locked, Link couldn’t transmit into it. He just walked towards it.
At the entrance, he found 200 Inferno Warriors waiting seriously. When they faced Link, their expressions were filled with tragic heroism and despair.
Their god had died. The fervent believers were the first to sense this. Link hadn’t completely collected his dark power either. When he neared the temple, chaotic dark power waves appeared in the air instantly. Heavy silver-dark light flowed around him.
He looked completely like a demon!
“Demon, stand back! This is sacred land! Blasphemers will be punished by God!” the lead Inferno Warrior yelled. He was at the pinnacle of Level-14 and should be the head.
There were many priests behind the Warriors too. At this time, they were casting divine spells in preparation without caring about energy consumption. Clearly, they knew that words wouldn’t drive this demon away.
Seeing these fervent believers, Link sighed softly. “Sadly, your god is dead!”
He stepped forward and swept the Ode of a Full Moon across. A ring of silver-black light swept through. The spells in its path burst like bubbles. The Warriors’ shields seemed as soft as paper, their swords as thin as grass. Their bodies seemed like prepared dominoes that fell over one after another.
With their physical bodies destroyed, their souls weren’t spared either.
Using his mind, Link activated the Flame of the Soul. The burning souls cried out while flying towards Link, becoming part of his power.
This pushed Link straight to Level-19. Now, he had no opponents left. If he faced regular civilians, he definitely wouldn’t use the Flame of the Soul, but he couldn’t leave these fervent believers alive.
They’d all lost their minds. The Ruler of Light and Darkness was about to come, and the realm must gather all power to fight against this Realm Devourer. The realm’s inside couldn’t have any instability.
The fastest solution was naturally to destroy all these believers.
Destroying all resistance in the temple with one sweep, Link ignored the piles of corpses and walked towards the realm fusion magic seal.
A few hundred feet later, he saw another group of people. These were the priests who couldn’t fight. Most were servants while some were kids. They were to be trained into Warriors or priests according to their talents.
These people hid in the corner. Seeing Link, they cried out in despair. As they hurriedly retreated, some fell over and continued running after climbing up. Some kids sat on the ground, sobbing in fear. The others were in a terrified daze and just stared woodenly.
When Link walked over, he passed by a girl crying pitifully. He leaned over slightly and patted the girl’s head, casting a calming spell. Then he continued walking towards his destination.
With the calming spell, the girl felt her fear subside. She stopped crying too. Turning, she saw that the demon had left. He didn’t swallow her like the adults said he would. The girl’s big eyes were filled with confusion. Had the adults lied to her?
On the other hand, Link was already standing before the realm fusion magic seal. He circled this magic seal a few times and had a general understanding of it.
It’s a Level-19 magic seal with careful fusion. With this speed, the realms will be fused around one year later… But one year is too much. Let me give it a push.