Chapter 75: Vol1 Ch75: [Dracotongue]
The golden blood simply floated in the air, Negary’s soul form that was scattered in other places had descended upon this location through the connection of the Soul’s blood.
〖 How amazing 〗 Negary’s soul observed the huge head Evil Spirit and praised it: 〖 Hales’ techniques still have some merit to them 〗
To be able to create an Evil Spirit of this level within such a short period of time, an organization could not exist for such a long time without proper reason after all.
As far as the current world was concerned, there was a limit to individual power. According to Granny Seal’e, in the ancient times, when the White Light came through and brought the flames into existence, the original Witches who had obtained their magic power from the flames should have been able to reach the third stage release of their [Origin].
But now, as far as Granny Seal’e could tell with her power, she was the only Witch who had released the first stage of her [Origin]. Even after taking all supernatural forces in this world into account, there were just barely over 20 people who had the strength equivalent to releasing the first stage of their [Origin].
And some of them hadn’t even released their [Origin] in the truest sense of the concept. For example, Chris obtained supernatural power through his [Respiratory Art], but he did not actually release his [Origin].
In summary, although the release of [Origin] was the most fundamental way to obtain supernatural power, there wasn’t a strict requirement that one had to do so to obtain supernatural power, especially in the early stage. Practitioners of [Respiratory Art] were prime examples of this. However, as Negary had learnt through the information of the world traveler from years ago, most supernatural powers would eventually converge at releasing their [Origin] – the True Spirit – in order to improve.
Currently, the people of this world could be divided into four echelons depending on their strength. Those at the fourth echelon were individuals without supernatural power. The gap between those of this echelon was quite large, such as trained mercenaries and farmers who could only do farm work.
The third echelon consisted of individuals with power derived from other sources, such as the transformed Undead or even the Crowmen were considered to be at this level. Although they had obtained supernatural power, they couldn’t continue to grow stronger through effort.
The second echelon was equivalent to those who had released the first stage of their [Origin]. Some of them had released their [Origin] through various means, while others used a different source of power like the [Respiratory Art] to obtain supernatural and continue to grow stronger. This new Evil Spirit, Ellis, was one of them, and so were the Ghostmen.
The first echelon consisted of entities at Negary’s level. At this point, three and a half of such entities are known. One of which was naturally Negary, a remnant soul who underwent pseudo-release through death, then sublimed through the Soul’s blood and raised the quality of his soul form to be equal to a soul who had reached the peak of the first stage of release.
The second one was Eldridge, His Majesty the King of the Royas Kingdom, through the legacy of the First Empire, this monarch obtained power that surpassed others at the first stage of release.
The third was the ‘unspeakable’ side of God, the Cut Tongue of Hales who had recently returned to their position.
As for the remaining ‘half’, even she didn’t know that she had this much power yet, only after she had truly awakened would she be able to fully grasp this power.
Naturally, this power ladder wasn’t absolute. For example, even ordinary people in the fourth echelon, if well-trained and took advantage of their environment well enough, would also be able to defeat those in the second echelon.
It was even easier for those in the third echelon to do the same thing. In fact, the difference between them and those of the second echelon wasn’t too great. The main difference was that they were unable to grow stronger and develop their abilities through their own efforts.
This differentiation mainly existed to see the difference in strength on paper. In a real battle, the victor was determined through their battle sense and how their powers counteracted one another.
The gap between those in the same echelon could also be quite large. For example, the huge Evil Spirit Ellis created through Black Abyss stones could easily crush the Ghostmen who were put into the same echelon.
This was also the reason why Negary had praised Hales’ techniques. As long as Ellis could complete herself, she might even be able to become an entity in the first echelon, and this level of strength was created in less than a day. Of course, part of this was also due to their arduous efforts spent in looking for a suitable target and the huge amount of resources they had paid.
Ellis’ huge skull uttered a loud scream as the interference force afforded to her by her huge mass surged forward. Connor’s half-broken body was once again struck directly and sent flying, unknown if he was dead or alive. The others could also only retreat to avoid this power.
But none of this interfered with Negary, a similarly heavy interference force flowed out of Negary’s soul and resisted Ellis’s interference force.
The golden blood continued to multiply in the air until a nearly perfect body was finally generated. Negary’s soul then entered the body and opened his eyes.
While the body remained humanoid with a face similar to Negary’s soul, the body’s skin was covered in golden dragon scales. A raised spur was present at the center of his back with a pair of slightly curved dragon horns on his head. His shoulder blades appeared to be a bit agitated but ultimately calmed down when a ganglion-like tail grew at the end of his spine.
〖 Stability is still a little bit lacking 〗 Negary opened his palm. It was undeniably clear that while in his soul form, his means were too simple and needed a physical body to provide assistance.
At this point, Negary had a lot of options for his body, such as the commonly used multi-layer viral body, or the black crow body created by the [Black Crow] germs, as well as various other bodies created by other germs, including humanoid and non-humanoid appearances.
And right now, Negary was using his unfinished dragon body, in which the dragon factor within the Soul’s blood was activated to take this dragonewt appearance. Naturally, this body was still very unstable as a lot of dragon characteristics couldn’t manifest at all, and it would collapse quite rapidly.
〖 But it’s enough 〗 Negary’s body began to exude a kind of pressure, the pressure of the dragon. This pressure acted on the surroundings to create some sort of special power as if the world itself was welcoming the dragon.
Seemingly stimulated by Negary’s appearance, Ellis sent numerous of her dried yellow hair to try and coil around Negary’s body, at the same time releasing an even more terrifying interference force.
With a wave of his hand, Negary easily severed all the hair as his interference force pushed back against Ellis. But obviously, Negary’s interference force was stronger and it directly tore Ellis’ protective interference force apart. Negary then jumped up and appeared directly above Ellis’ huge soul form.
〖 Jliost! 〗 Negary uttered a strange syllable. This ancient syllable was not a sound that the human body could make. Some sort of power seemed to have been triggered as immediately after uttering this syllable, his body began to crack and golden blood spilled from all over his body. The blood looked dull, seemingly lifeless.
The syllable and the surrounding pressure mixed together to create a miraculous change in the world itself around them. As this power manifested, it caused Ellis’ body to break apart until only a tiny piece remained, which was caught in Negary’s hand.