Chapter 361: Kasumi: Part 2
The giant birds in the air let out a piercing screech, and Lin Sheng followed the direction of the red-haired swordswoman’s gaze into the distance.
At the top of the snowy mountains was a large, ancient city with spires jutting into the air.
A series of blue light flew out from the city and landed before the red-haired swordswoman before forming into powerful figures clad in expensive, intricate clothing.
“Tenko Kasumi, you should understand that to challenge us means to pay the price. Since you have chosen to stand here, can I take this as you wish to official make enemies out of us, the Neverwinter Palace?”
An old crone leading the group spoke as a translucent azure energized object circled around her.
The red-haired swordswoman did not reply and only lifted the silver greatsword up.
The countless of giant black birds above her suddenly shuddered as they screeched and dove down. The torrent of giant birds was like a black tide charging in force towards the ancient city.
Amidst the screeches, the red-haired swordswoman’s crimson hair grew longer and longer and had reached her waist in an instant as her wild hair looked like crimson flames dancing in the frigid cold.
An azure ring of terrifying chill blasted out from around her.
“Go, my kin, turn the city into a graveyard, and offer it to me…” A rumbling, evil voice rang beside Tenko Kasumi’s ears.
Her sword slammed in a vertical arc, ice chips flew all over as her blade bit into the thick ice.
“Are you… commanding me???” She lowered her head slightly, her hair flying wildly in the wind. Her crimson eyes beneath her hair gleamed with murderous intent.
“Still resisting? Meaningless… the world is collapsing, and order had already given way to chaos. With the Blacktide encroaching in force, no matter….”
A thunder crack rang out as countless of azure shadows blasted out from Kasumi’s like a twister.
And everywhere the shadow passed through, everything was ceased to be and turned into ice. And even the white frost froze as the shadow danced, and became even harder.
“Don’t you dare to think of controlling me!!” Kasumi looked up as her facial muscles writhed, half of her face was normal, while the other half was like a desiccated corpse.
“You can never turn back. You had killed millions in the past hundreds of years. No matter how you struggle, your fate has already been sealed.” The voice mocked in a calm tone.
Kasumi looked at the city under assault by the swarm of giant birds as her crimson eyes quickly flickered, as two different powers were vying for supremacy inside her.
“You can never escape. This is the corruption, this is fate, this is destiny!” The voice rumbled in guttural majesty.
“Hahahaha,” Tenko Kasumi started to laugh.
The edge of her mouth ripped open as if a blade had run through it, staining her lips with a blood-colored substance.
“You think you’ve won?” She raised her silver great sword as the shadow around her retracted and entered her body.
You fool! No one can control me!!”
She pointed her massive blade into the air.
“What do you think you’re doing?!”
In that instant, countless of intricate magical runes appeared on the blade. The runes looked like cracks and like a bleeding would, white blood slowly seeped out of it.
“DIE!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!” Tenko Kasumi broke into a hysterical laughing fit as the blade charged towards her at lightning speed.
The massive blade ran through the chest. There were no explosions, no cold aura, nothing.
She simply just stood there as the tip of her lips ripped open, revealing a maniacal and cruel smile.
“I told you, no one could control me…
Aside from myself…”
She then fell backward and slammed heavily against the ice.
Oddly enough, the thick layer of ice beneath her cracked with the fall as the layers of ice started to crumble and fall, revealing the dark abyss beneath.
Tenko Kasumi held her hands wide open, and simply allowed herself to fall into the chasm, and disappeared.
Lin Sheng simply just floated in the air and observed the entire process quietly from Tenko Kasumi’s self-destruction, to her subsequent fall into the abyss and the ancient city escaping ruin.
Time soon passed as massive changes took place; the ice field melted and following that, the entire landscape changed as the ice field gave away to flatlands, rivers, and lakes.
The barren world then grew from nothing into a brand new metropolis. New civilizations, new migrants, new combat systems all were rebuild.
And in a blink of an eye, dozens of years had passed.
Many buildings were soon erected over where Tenko Kasumi fell. These buildings did not need particularly deep foundations and did not affect things much.
Until one day, where a transcendent started to build a massive spire on the same location, and the spire requires a very deep foundation. During the excavation process, the mantle was dug up, and revealed a massive gaping abyss beneath it.
Cold air radiated out from the abyssal hole, as something seemed to have awakened…
Lin Sheng’s consciousness was suddenly tugged back, and returned to his body. He shook his head as it rang in pain. This was the first time he saw a memory that went through such a long period of time.
“Tenko Kasumi…” He opened his eyes and looked at the red-haired girl standing quietly before him as a surge of information entered his mind.
They was information about Tenko Kasumi’s abilities, type, physical attributes, talents, and the likes.
“Technically, my summoned beings are not spiritual bodies, but clones reconstructed using them as a model. It’s because the replication process had pulled all of the remnants of their body and soul through gaps to purify and assimilate them. Only through this did I managed to retain most of their strength.”
“But even so, for this type of replica to be able to resonate with their original soul, and to pull their soul own to merge with me, and to be infused into the replica. This itself is almost a miracle.”
Before this, Lin Sheng did not understand the basis of his summons, and now that he understood it, he realized how lucky he was from the onset.
Not everyone would be able to summon such a strong follower using the elementary summoning ritual.
What he could summon mostly were due to coincidence, and the summoned being itself was cooperative.
As he retracted his stray thoughts, Lin Sheng started to measure the lady before him.
This was the first time he summoned a proper Palatinate level being. And compared to the Night Lord who literally cheated with his bloodline, his actual prowess was not Palatinate level, but she was different.
The source of Tenko Kasumi’s powers is still a mystery, and Lin Sheng did not manage to see how she had trained to reach this stage from the soul fragments.
“This is the downside of the memory fragments, the contents I get are totally random.” Lin Sheng thought to himself as he circled around Kasumi.