Chapter 257: New Start: Part 3
“Not a problem. We can wait.” Shaylan said seriously. “You need to know, that we have shielded you from a lot of potential international trouble.”
Lin Sheng demurred.
He had to concur that Shaylan had the right of it. Compared to Xilin, Xylond had been treating them relatively well, and that could be because Xylond had a lack of transcendents themselves.
However, the fact that the Holy Sanctum could operate peacefully without any official pressure is a reflection of Xylond’s playing nice.
“That depends on Master Dyze’s recovery then.” Lin Sheng looked at the Night Lord.
“I’m grievously wounded.” Dyze played along as he raised his hand. “That person is just too strong. I only managed to hit him once before I got badly wounded. And I can barely move my body now.”
I’ve never seen someone so shameless before in my life!
Both Lin Sheng and Khadula screamed within their hearts.
You had only just used a single skill. True, but that single skill was enough to send the Seraphim, Yinan running away badly wounded while you came out unscathed.
Shaylan, however, bought that hook, line, and sinker.
Based on the energy signatures earlier, she believed that Dyze was not lying, as his opponent was suspected to be a Six Wing elite.
And there were not many people like that within Xylond.
Once a transcendent reaches a certain level, their danger level could not just be measured by their capacity for destruction. This is especially true for the Darksiders. The further up they go, they refine their abilities even more.
“No worries. Please focus on recuperating, Master Dyze. If you need, we can help you to contact the Six-wingers in Xylond…”
“There’s no need. I just need to rest for a while.” Dyze quickly added.
Shaylan nodded and after a brief discussion with Lin Sheng, she and the Holy Sanctum signed a memorandum of mutual defense.
This reaffirms the Holy Sanctum’s aid during critical moments in the aid of Xylond’s defense for Xylond’s official backing with the growth and expansion of the holy Sanctum.
After both sides ascertaining the documents, Shaylan once again extended her appreciation and consolation for the fight that the people of the Holy Sanctum had just gone through and left the gifts sent by the government before leaving with her men.
Lin Sheng looked on until they left the Sanctum Hill area before using the soul link to leave with Khadula and the rest.
“Dyze, that Seraphim, Yinan from the Heaven’s Spire, what is his strength like? Be honest with me.”
“I’m injured, that is real,” Dyze answered seriously. “I’m not joking. I used my innate ability, the Dragonking’s Gaze to try to take him down in a single hit, but I never expected that Seraphim to be that strong! Almost as if I was fighting a real dragon.”
“That powerful?” Lin Sheng had memories of the Blackfeather City’s battle records, and a mature dragon was at least Level 13. Even when there are relatively few of them during the era of Blackfeather City, few mean that they were still around.
“Yes, that powerful. I only had a small number of soul fragments, it was not possible to unleash all of my power, so I had to rely on my innate ability.” Dyze explained.
“And the Dragonking’s Gaze is the strongest of the abilities I can use. But that person managed to block it.”
“If that person came again, can you fight him off?” Lin Sheng asked.
Dyze demurred for a bit.
“I don’t think so.”
“Why? You should be more powerful than that person right?” Khadula interjected.
“That’s because there is a powerful force behind that person. And his trip here was mostly unplanned and ill-prepared.” Dyze continued. “I can feel that the person took this loss badly. He is sure to have some hidden trump card that has yet to be used. That’s why he had such extreme emotions.”
“If the Palatinate used the Eventide again, can you ward it off?” Lin Sheng asked.
“It will be difficult…” Dyze shook his head. “That power does not belong to the Seraphim himself, rather it is drawn from a vast and endless font of power.”
“So you mean, it’s borrowed?” Lin Sheng shot another question back.
“Something like that, yes. I don’t know the exact workings of it. We can only but try to face it head-on. And that Astral Projection ability that I had managed to break, the key to that was my soul still belonged to an outsider, and was not locked down by the ability.
Without that, I suffered little to no suppression of my powers and could unleash it to break the spell.”
Lin Sheng now understood and pondered for a bit.
“I have a plan.” He said as he told them his idea.
“I plan to properly learn the dark powers.”
“The dark powers?” Khadula held Lin Sheng’s hand as her expression changed.
“Is the sacred power not good enough?” She did not want to leave Lin Sheng. “Once you get to a high enough level, your powers will be terrifying.”
“Not that, rather I’m taking the opportunity to master the dark power system before anyone gets a proper idea on how to assess the sacred power. Knowing one’s self and one’s foe is the only way to truly understand your opponent.” Lin Sheng said.
“I get what you mean,” Dyze said lazily. “What about this place?”
“I’ll just leave a double here to convert sacred power and expand the Holy Sanctum.” Lin Sheng could operate three bodies at the same time, and there was no problem.
Since the Holy Sanctum could run even when he was AFK, so he might as well just let the Thunderbeast serve as a mascot here, and used it when needed.
After this round of peril, he now realized how little he knew about this world’s supernatural order.
All these while, he had been wading through danger after danger passively, as Darksiders appeared one after another. From weak to strong, and now a Palatinate.
Plus, a Palatinate alone was that close to undoing all of his work, and the Heaven’s Spire was sure to have more than just one Palatinate.
So he needed to fully understand what the real Darksider world is like, and also how to face those insane powers the Palatinates have.
“So… where do you want to learn? The TSSF? We do have good enough relationship with the Xylond government but not good enough to warrant them to allow you into their academy right?” Dyze asked.
“Xylond’s study of the dark powers is weak, and our current relationship level is not enough for me to get in deep into it. So there’s no point learning from them. If I want to learn, I might as learn from the best, once and for all.” Lin Sheng said flatly.
“I need to head to a place where the dark powers are already developed, a place without any contact with the Ironfist Society or the Holy Sanctum. Better still if I’m able to use a brand new identity to learn about the dark powers from scratch.”
“Based on the information I have, of the countries around the Pearl Ocean, there are three places were dark powers are advanced.” Khadula sent over the information.
“Redwin’s Heaven’s Spire, Miga’s Carte Blanche, and Olro’s Hellfire.”
“The control of dark powers probably has to do with the soul. This I’ve learned from that fatty Maier. So, brother if you want to study it, it won’t be too difficult.” Khadula added.
“After I’m gone, you’ll be in charge of this place, Dyze.”
“As long as you don’t resent me for lazing about,” Dyze responded lazily.
“Then the last question remains.” Lin Sheng took a deep breath. “Where should I go, and how?”