Chapter 729: The information you requested has been updated
Translator: imperfectluck Editor: Kurisu
What was destined to come would always come.
The possibility of spiritual monsters appearing in large quantities from the Spirit Worlds and attacking ordinary humans was something that everyone had considered ever since the Spirit Worlds came into being.
The Night of One Hundred Demons phenomenon was still continuing even now. It wouldn’t be all that strange for it to be upgraded into something like a spiritual monster invasion. If all the unknown demons that were already attacking humans were actually products of the Spirit Worlds as well, then this was actually all a continuation of the Midnight Incident on New Year’s. Right now, the current situation was that a major spiritual monster invasion would begin in two weeks’ time.
Two weeks seemed like a short time, but it was still plenty to prepare when compared to an unexpected invasion.
However, things were still happening far too quickly.
Only a few months had passed since the Midnight Incident on the New Year’s. If things were so serious already, what would the future hold?
Seiji couldn’t help but think back on everything he had experienced since transmigrating into this world. Although he had felt from the start that there was more hidden behind the surface of this world than he knew, at least everything had been a normal daily life to begin with. Now, just half a year later, he had to fight monsters and save the world? The plot was developing too quickly!
‘If this world was a story or a manga, the author would surely be a failure,’ Seiji commented in his mind.
Well, that was enough of the idle thoughts. He decided to focus on more practical things.
The Realm of Cherry Blossoms was probably the new environment that became connected to Kazuko’s Domain.
Having so many humanoid spiritual monsters enter the real world would indeed cause harm to ordinary people. But as long as the monsters weren’t allowed to scatter, they shouldn’t be too much of a problem to deal with all at once.
The problem was more about the same type of female demon.
Just how many of those female demons were there? Were there other spiritual monsters similar to her in power level, or even stronger? And if so, how many?
It would be bad if there were many of those powerful spiritual monsters.
Seiji was willing to work in order to protect others. However, there was a limit to that. He didn’t have the noble resolution to sacrifice everything in order to protect the world.
If things became incredibly dangerous, he would definitely choose to leave together with his companions.
After he got out of bed, he went to his study, where he turned on his computer, and logged on to Soul Society’s website to request more information about the Realm of Cherry Blossoms.
However, the only response he received was “The information you requested is currently being organized. Please wait patiently for new updates.”
The information was still being organized… Seiji pouted as he then went to the message forum.
After reading the forum topics, he learned that Soul Society had started an emergency large-scale battle last night and destroyed tens of thousands of spiritual monsters in Inner Worlds!
Apart from Soul Society members, their account holders had also participated in the battle.
“I fought all of last night until it was light out. I was so exhausted that I only woke up now.”
“It’s getting quite serious. Lots of people might even die if things don’t go well…”
“Soul Society isn’t allowing us to reveal relevant information. All I’m allowed to say right now is that this is both a crisis and an opportunity. Don’t be in a hurry to run away, nor should you accept any missions too rashly. Wait for Soul Society to publicize their information before making a decision based on the situation.”
The last post came from a registered member of Soul Society by the username of “Fan”.
Now, Seiji was absolutely certain. Last night, when he and his companions were busy clearing out spiritual monsters from Kazuko’s Domain, Soul Society was doing the same thing on a large scale elsewhere. It was highly possible that Soul Society was clearing out that new realm connected to Kazuko’s Domain!
If that was really the case, then the spiritual monsters his team dealt with were actually excess monsters that Soul Society had been dealing with.
The enemy spiritual monsters could be counted in the tens of thousands… Even after killing so many, it was still impossible to stop them from arriving in the real world… Just how terrifying would the situation become in two weeks?
The more Seiji thought about it, the worse he felt things would be.
Soul Society had yet to publicize any information. Was it because the situation was so bad that it was difficult to publicize?
In response to Fan’s post on the message forum about being a “crisis and an opportunity,” many people commented with their own opinions. Most were pessimistic, primarily because Soul Society had yet to publicize any information after so long.
If this had been more of an “opportunity”, then Soul Society would have announced something long ago. No announcement meant that this was far more of a “danger”.
However, some also believed that Soul Society was only a newly established organization, so it deserved to be cut some slack for being somewhat slow to act. Plus, they just had a major battle last night, so perhaps most of the members were still resting, which was why no information had been publicized as of yet.
No matter what opinion people had, they could all only wait.
Seiji was just about to close the webpage when he received a sudden notification from the site: “The information you requested has been updated.”
The information had been publicized!
Seiji immediately checked it out.
The information included pictures and a description of the Realm of Cherry Blossoms. As Seiji expected, it was the new realm connected to Kazuko’s Domain!
This new Realm of Cherry Blossoms was given the name of “Inner World #1” by Soul Society. This meant that it was the first Inner World of its type—a “Mega Catastrophe Malevolence.”
Although the name sounded rather chuunibyou, this was actually part of Soul Society’s formal naming system for danger assessment level regarding Spirit (and Inner) Worlds.
Spirit Worlds had four basic levels of danger classification: Cave, Nest, Malevolence, and Abyss.
The danger levels went from lesser to greater. Basically, Cave was the easiest; Nest would be more dangerous than Cave; Malevolence was more dangerous than Nest; lastly, Abyss was the most dangerous.
There were also more detailed classifications for each level. For instance, Malevolence could also be classified as Great Malevolence, Maze Malevolence, Ultra Malevolence, and so on. These adjectives all represented a different attribute rather than difficulty level.
For instance, Great Malevolence meant that the Spirit World’s environment was rather large, with a similarly large number of spiritual monsters.
Maze Malevolence obviously referred to the Spirit World’s environment being like a maze, easy to get lost in.
Ultra Malevolence meant that there were many highly dangerous spiritual monsters within that Spirit World.
The Realm of Cherry Blossoms, Inner World #1 had been classified as a Mega Catastrophe Malevolence. This meant that its environment was extremely large, which was combined with countless spiritual monsters and many highly dangerous monsters within. If the Dimensional Eye to the Realm of Cherry Blossoms wasn’t sealed, then countless monsters would enter reality and cause a tremendous catastrophe.
For the entirety of last night, Soul Society and its allies had been fighting against the spiritual monsters in Inner World #1 of the Realm of Cherry Blossoms. A total of approximately sixty thousand spiritual monsters was annihilated, and the Dimensional Eye had been successfully sealed.
It was estimated that the seal would lose effectiveness in seven days. A second round of monster extermination would begin again at that time to seal the Dimensional Eye once more.
The third extermination and sealing were scheduled for approximately five days after the second sealing, depending on the situation. The fourth extermination would take place three days after the third.
After that would be the arrival of the Realm of Cherry Blossoms as a full-fledged Spirit World. It would be code-named “Spirit World #1”.
Realm of Cherry Blossoms, Spirit World #1’s danger level was assessed at “Mega Calamity Abyss” rating!
Soul Society would immediately act to deal with the threat and protect humanity when Realm of Cherry Blossoms manifested itself as a Spirit World.
Something flashed in Seiji’s eyes after he finished reading the information.
There was no explanation given for what would happen if everyone failed or didn’t succeed fully. However, it was quite easy to guess from the danger level assessment and his own imagination.
If serious injuries and deaths occurred… that might still be acceptable within certain limits. Failure, however, was not an option, as that would come with too great a price.
Soul Society wouldn’t be fighting on their own. They would definitely be fighting together with all other factions. Surely everyone would come up with the best plan they could to deal with this Realm of Cherry Blossoms, Spirit World #1.
Members of Soul Society could only accept this mission and do the best they could in this battle.
Of course, there was also the option to do nothing at all, and instead make preparations to escape this city.
Seiji checked the message forums, only to find that there were already many heated discussions.