Chapter 713: Realm Fusion (13)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“What? How?” Link looked at the High Elf Queen in slight shock.
The queen smiled coldly. “Can the barrier stop you, Lord of Ferde?” She called out Link’s identity like that.
Link shook his head. This thing could only identify him, but so what if he was exposed?
Ever since he saw the true nature of Firuman, he had no more suspicions. Even if his identity was exposed here, he could still forcefully fuse the realms. It would just be a bit harder and cause greater consequences.
“Right, it can’t. It can only confirm my doubts.” The High Elf Queen smiled coldly, but she bowed slightly to Link. “Come, Ferde lord. Let’s continue walking.”
This reaction was a bit unexpected for Link, but he wasn’t scared. He walked up to continue beside the queen.
“Fate is full of mockery. My husband and daughter both died by your hands. As a wife and mother, I should have tried to kill you with all my might after I saw you. I thought that if I could take revenge for my husband and daughter, even being torn apart would be okay. But what happened? We’re strolling down the royal tombs and chatting like old friends. My desire for revenge isn’t as strong as I’d thought.”
Her expression was icy as she spoke, but her eyes contained deep helplessness. Things were different now. The young man beside her had terrifying Level-19 power and the blessing of the World Tree.
Of course, this wasn’t the most important part. The critical thing was that the High Elf Queen had understood something deeper. This was thanks to the High Elves’ rich history. One book, the Past of the Realm, contained questions and inferences that could upend a common man’s worldviews.
Such as the existence of Freyar, the realm’s consciousness, the source of the World Tree, the deeper meaning of the World Tree’s existence—why would there be a supernatural figure who could destroy the balance of power of the world?
Commoners would never think deeply about these questions. But once they did, they would be able to find the deeper rhythm of the realm’s operation.
The High Elves had a long history and never lacked in wise people. The Past of the Realm recorded the stories of five ultimate figures throughout the history of Firuman. By comparing their biographies and the situation of the realm at that time, one could find many similarities.
Firstly, they were all born in times of chaos. They were catastrophes where the entire realm’s order could be destroyed. The High Elves concluded that the bigger the catastrophe, the stronger the hero!
The most recent one was Legendary figure Bryant from more than 100 years ago. The catastrophe at that time was the demon Tarviss who’d ravaged the realm.
Secondly, these figures wouldn’t have a smooth start. Most started off as regular people. No one could have predicted their future glory. For example, the human Warrior who’d saved the mainland from the Mana disaster 3000 years ago was born as a lowly civilian.
But due to coincidences or heroic actions that matched the realm’s interests, the hero would be favored by the realm, and their growth would become more and more successful. Once the hero faced an unbeatable obstacle, he would immediately be blessed by the realm and suddenly possess amazing might.
That king born as a lowly civilian 3000 years ago was called Arthur. Using only his sword, he broke through a ring of nine powerful elf Magicians, freeing the human race from being slaves and helping them onto the road to richness.
Now, Link had faced various strong obstacles such as the World Tree, Shadow Walker Morpheus, and the Dark Serpent divine gear. His rate of growth was incomparable too.
In the Past of the Realm, people like him were known as the Avatar of the Realm. They were ordinary in birth, but they grew to be extraordinary. They were blessed by the realm, received amazing power, and saved the realm.
Because of this, the Avatar of the Realm was also known as the savior of the world.
Since a world savior appeared, it meant that the realm faced a threat. Deducing from this, the stronger the savior was, the bigger the threat they faced was. Of all recorded history, Link’s current accomplishments were the most shocking. This meant that Firuman was facing an unprecedented disaster.
If the realm was in trouble, the High Elves wouldn’t be unaffected. This was why she could hold back her own hatred and interact with Link peacefully. Connecting everything she knew, she had reason to believe that the Ruler of Light and Darkness was a horribly evil god!
“The Ruler of Light and Darkness… really is the Realm Devourer?” The High Elf Queen looked at Link.
Link nodded. In the game, the queen was a very wise ruler. But in this world, Link had risen out of nowhere and was so fast that that made her panic. Now that he was unstoppable, the High Elf Queen actually recovered her calmness.
Now, the High Elf Queen was a very good partner. Link could tell from her earlier actions, so he asked, “Would you like to know his background?”
The High Elf Queen arched an eyebrow. “I am very interested.”
Link told her everything he knew, from the failure of the ancient Ruler of Light and Darkness to take Firuman, to the birth of the God of Light, to the appearance of Nozama, and the reunion of light and darkness. While he spoke, he also used magic images so anyone could understand easily.
When Link was done, the High Elf Queen’s icy hatred had disappeared. All that remained was shock. “Are you saying that the ancient Realm Devourer is coming for our realm?”
Subconsciously, her voice quavered. A horrible god from ancient times who been watching the realm for thousands of years made her heart tremble.
Link nodded. “I received a revelation from Freyar. If no accidents happen, we still have 45 days.”
“Is the fusion of the realms the only way to stop him?”
Link nodded. “We’ve already succeeded in ancient times, and we should be able to succeed this time too. Of course, it’s only a possibility.”
It suddenly dawned on the High Elf Queen. “No wonder Saroviny, daughter of Nozama, would become this god’s servant. No wonder she wanted to stop the fusion of the realms. I was blinded by hatred and was almost tricked by her.”
Here, she suddenly looked to Link. “My last question is why you killed my daughter. You could have kept her life.”
Link fell silent for three seconds. Then he said, “She messed with my heart, and her soul already belonged to the Realm Devourer!”
A messed up heart would become a weakness in the soul. He couldn’t let the Ruler of Light and Darkness take advantage of it.
The High Elf Queen looked to the tombstone on the side and sighed. “Oh, let her go… I can help you with the realm fusion, but there’s a condition.”
“You must promise that the Isle of Dawn will still belong to the High Elves for the next 100 hundred years. No other races can invade!”
“Okay.” This condition wasn’t difficult or greedy. It was only giving the High Elves a way out after losing the World Tree.
“Then you can begin the realm fusion under the identity of Theodore. My race will help as much as possible!” The High Elf Queen gazed at Link.