Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The entire forest was withering as though an entity that was bringing about destruction to everything was about to descend.
Just as the arm was about to fully extend, a thick bolt of silver lightning smote down from nowhere, illuminating the entire mountain. The sizzling sounds chained together as a cage only spoken in myths enclosed around the black sticky arm.
Dark clouds quickly converged together in the sky, forming brows and a mouth, as though a face was hidden within!
In Bayam City, the huge commotion was noticed by Sea King Jahn Kottman. He didn’t hesitate to take action as he ordered the Mandated Punishers to activate the corresponding Sealed Artifacts.
Reinette Tinekerr’s figure was forced out of the void, but her complicated black dress didn’t seem crumpled at all.
She raised her left hand as two of the blonde, red-eyed heads flew back and landed on her severed neck. The remaining two continued engaging in combat with the black, swollen, and wrinkled infant.
When the cut at her neck began to wriggle, two corresponding cuts were connected. Her figure instantly burgeoned to the size of a gothic castle. Patterns, vines, and accessories appeared on the surface, interweaving into a mysterious, sinister sight that couldn’t be looked at.
Klein closed his eyes tight as he placed Groselle’s Travels in front of his face, injecting his spirituality into it, but he was unable to eliminate all the effects inflicted upon him. His body kept quivering as granules kept protruding from his body.
And only at this moment did he confirm that the side effect of using Death Knell was a fear of the dark.
For the next six hours, he wouldn’t suffer any more weaknesses.
Thankfully, the weakness is just insurmountable, but it doesn’t mean that I’m unable to resist for a short period of time… Klein desperately closed his eyes as tears kept rolling down his cheeks.
He didn’t spend time considering the problems regarding this, because the situation had developed into one of extreme danger, but it was also very chaotic.
The one that descended seems to be stronger than Sea King. It’s likely an angel, but “His” condition doesn’t seem to be particularly good as well. “He” didn’t directly appear, and he instead used the spirit world to attack…
Is it because “He” can’t rush here in time and could only consider using this method? Thankfully, I received a warning from Orange Light; otherwise, the results would be unthinkable if this situation drags on! As Klein’s thoughts flashed through his mind, his first reaction was to take the opportunity to flee and open up a safe distance.
However, he knew that hastily retreating without any preparations was equally dangerous.
If the Rose School of Thought’s angel abandons the attack and retracts “His” arm, Sea King Jahn Kottman wouldn’t have any motivation in embroiling himself in a pursuit effort. This is because he isn’t facing a saint who he can consider retaining. This way, simply relying on Miss Messenger, Reinette Tinekerr, makes it difficult to stop this entity. I might be pursued again when the time comes! I have to add more trouble for “Him,” making “Him” temporarily unable to leave. I’ll take this opportunity to escape the waters where Blue Mountain Island is! As his thoughts churned, Klein followed his emergency plans, took out Groselle’s Travels, stuffed Death Knell inside, and made a few rolls before arriving next to the iron cigar case.
He stabbed it with his finger, removing the wall of spirituality and opening the case, and he threw Tinder, which was corrupted by the True Creator, into the air, towards the source of the danger!
Right on the heels of that, Klein used Groselle’s Travels to shield the top of his head, opened his eyes, and took out a whistle.
This wasn’t Azik’s copper whistle, but the Numinous Episcopate copper whistle which he had obtained from a mysticism enthusiast in Backlund. It originated from a resurrected Numinous Episcopate member.
Back then, Klein had made a divination about the copper whistle, and he received a revelation that sending a message would be extremely dangerous!
At that moment, he decided to allow “extreme danger” to meet “extreme danger,” so as to create an even more chaotic situation that benefited him!
He quickly put the copper whistle to his mouth and blew into it. Then, he activated his Spirit Vision without daring to look up. A skull with three lifeless eyes emerged. Around it were black appendage-like tentacles.
Without any hesitation, Klein handed over a white feather left behind by the resurrected Numinous Episcopate member to the messenger.
He didn’t wait for the messenger to disappear as he immediately bulged his muscles, swung his arm, and threw the copper whistle into the air where the source of danger was.
With that done, he put away the iron cigar case, did another roll, and bounced up as he rushed straight for the cliff. During this process, he kept his head down and kept changing location. He didn’t dare to look at the scene happening above him, nor did he dare to stay any longer.
When he passed by the spot where Admiral of Blood Senor should’ve been lying unconscious, Klein’s gaze suddenly froze. He was alarmed to find that he had vanished!
In that chaotic situation without any aid, this Wraith, who had suffered immense damage and was unable to maintain his Spirit Body state, had vanished!
Klein paused as he swept his gaze. He saw that ahead of him were a few drops of splattered dark red blood that coruscated with a dark-green tint. And this region was where Groselle’s Travels had previously dropped!
No way… A few drops of Admiral of Blood’s blood dropped onto the book’s cover? This sucked him in? Klein frowned, as he didn’t think it was a good thing.
He was afraid that the angel and saint that the Mother Tree of Desire had sent was able to gain the help of Admiral of Blood from within Groselle’s Travels to pursue him!
However, it was impossible for him to abandon the book. Without it, Klein didn’t believe that he was lucky enough to dodge all the stray blasts and unknown shrapnel which could fall from the sky at any moment.
… I’ll resolve this latent risk by entering with my Spirit Body after I escape! As a few thoughts rose up in his mind, Klein dipped the tip of his foot down as he ran, lifting up the soil which had Senor’s blood on it, reached out, and grabbed a handful.
This was used to locate Admiral of Blood later!
Tap! Tap! Tap!
Klein ran in a meandering manner, holding Groselle’s Travels over his head, making adjustments from time to time based on his premonition for danger.
The book blocked the random bolts of lightning or the scattering rain of corroding rock, and it shielded him from a terrifying gaze that was cast over. With the book, Klein successfully tore out of the lifeless forest and came to the edge of a cliff.
At this moment, the surroundings turned dark. It wasn’t the kind of darkness before a storm, nor was it a result of a moonless or starless night. It was a dead silence that emanated the smell of rot.
Ravings sounded out from varying distances and at varying pitches, as though something seemed to be slowly breathing in the air.
Klein, who was afraid of the dark, trembled. He didn’t dare to look at what was happening above him. All he noticed was a few white feathers stained with yellowish oil spiraling down to the ground nearby when there was a flash of lightning.
His right foot took a stride forward as he jumped off the cliff and plummeted straight down. He fell out of the darkness and could see light.
Then, he dropped into a mouth that had been waiting for him for a long time.
The mouth didn’t have any teeth as it immediately closed and sank to the bottom of the sea. According to the agreement they had made previously, it was to head for a reef beyond Blue Mountain Island as quickly as possible.
This was a gigantic undersea creature with sixteen fins on its back.
In the darkness, Klein instinctively wished to huddle into a ball and helplessly tremble, but he barely repressed his emotions and took out a Priest of Light Beyonder characteristic he had prepared to deal with Wraiths.
He had obtained it through the glove.
Pure light emanated from the translucent stone-like object as it drove away Klein’s fear.
He was just about to contemplate if he should wait for the outcome, or if he should attempt something, when he suddenly felt the back of his palm become itchy.
He hurriedly looked down and saw his pores widen as they grew some fine white hair.
These fine hair rapidly grew and looked like feathers!
Klein immediately felt his entire body itch!
The fellow that was attracted by the copper whistle is really very dangerous! Klein was rather experienced. He immediately stood up and took four steps counterclockwise while chanting the incantation in the undersea creature’s mouth.
His Spirit Body once again tore through the grayish-white which had endless ravings and roars as blackish-green gases drilled out of his body.
Returning to the palace that looked like a giant’s residence, Klein observed his Spirit Body once again, and he discovered that it had returned to normal. There weren’t any of the blackish-green gases, nor were there any white feathers.
Phew, it’s effective… He exhaled and immediately returned to the real world.
With the illumination from the Priest of Light Beyonder characteristic, Klein saw that the white feathers on the back of his hands remained, but they had lost the ability to continue growing. There were more or less some signs in other parts of his body, but they weren’t obvious.
Yes, I should be able to resolve the remaining problems once Mr. Azik arrives. Klein heaved a sigh of relief and drew the crimson moon on his chest. He prayed for the Goddess’s blessing, and that Mr. Azik would arrive quickly.
At this moment, Reinette Tinekerr’s figure appeared before him.
Miss Messenger had three heads growing on her head while she held one in her hand. Compared to before, she appeared more lively.
She reached out with her left palm and grabbed Klein’s shoulder, and she directly brought him into the spirit world as they quickly traveled through it.
Amidst brightly stacked colors, Klein felt somewhat dizzy before he returned to reality and realized that he was on a reef.
Reinette Tinekerr’s four heads swept the area and said, “Already…” “Safe…” “Remember…” “To pay…” “Next time…”
With that said, she vanished as though she had something more important to do.
You could do that… I should’ve just gotten Miss Messenger to bring me away using such a method… However, her present state doesn’t seem to be that great either. This must be a state and method she seldom uses… As Klein reflected over the matter, he placed the Priest of Light Beyonder characteristic into his pocket, and he kept Groselle’s Travels outside.
Just as he was about to size up his surroundings to figure out where he was, another arm reached out and grabbed his shoulder.
Klein jumped in fright as he hurriedly turned his head, only to discover that Mr. Azik had arrived.
Azik grabbed his shoulder and pulled him into the spirit world once again. They rapidly moved through the brightly stacked colors.
… Actually, I’m already safe… The corners of Klein’s mouth twitched, but he didn’t say those words.