Second Life Ranker Chapter 776 – Cha Yeon-woo (1)

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Chapter 776 – Cha Yeon-woo (1)

[You have entered ‘Li’s Tomb.’]

[Connection to the outer world will be cut off.]

[Defenses are released.]

[Blessings are released.]

[Graces are released.]

[You are in a new environment.]

Ssssss. Yeon-woo felt as if his physical body was shaken up from the moment he entered the tomb. At first, he ignored it, thinking it was a silly joke, but he soon realized his attempts to break through didn’t work here.

[You cannot be protected by the system.]

[Your existence is denied.]

[Your existence is denied.]

Yeon-woo had power over all the powers of the system, and he had experienced most dreams, but none of that worked here. His polymorphed form, his Giant Demonic Divine Dragon Body, and his connection to the Black King were all disconnected, only leaving behind the existence called “Cha Yeon-woo.”

‘This feels a bit unpleasant.’ For a moment, Yeon-woo wondered just how he could describe this experience. And after a short moment of contemplation, he reached an apt word: disbandment.

‘What’s going on?’ Everything that made up Yeon-woo was falling off one by one. The fact that he was the Alternative Ego of the Black King, the fact that he was the king of dragons, the fact that he was the leader of Olympus… Death King, Shadow King, h.o.a.rder, and his appearance when he entered the Tower… As if his clothes were being removed layer by layer, all the legends that comprised his existence fell off one by one and disappeared. Along with them, his divinity and holiness naturally disappeared as well. All that remained was…

‘Me before I entered the Tower.’ Yeon-woo looked down at his palms. His hands were covered in scars and burns. They were injuries that had disappeared after he became a G.o.d and his body was newly formed, injuries made from his time running rampant in Africa. He’d returned to his original state.

‘Or…not.’ Then, Yeon-woo felt his legend as “Cain” that was weakly holding on being snipped off as well. He seemed to have become shorter as well. The outfit he had on wasn’t the black coat he frequently wore either, but was made up of a white s.h.i.+rt and striped pants… It was his school uniform.

With that, Yeon-woo instinctively knew that he most likely had a very young face without even looking into a mirror. He was, again, the young high school senior Yeon-woo who had become rebellious after his brother went missing and his mother fell very sick.

‘How suffocating.’ Powerlessness filled Yeon-woo. His body felt extremely heavy. The senses that spread through the entire universe were all gone. It was absolutely suffocating, as if someone was tightening their hand around his neck.

Was this how the G.o.ds, who roamed multiple universes and worlds, felt when they were trapped in the limited s.p.a.ce of the heavenly world? Yeon-woo felt like he was in prison.

Whoos.h.!.+ Just then, a cave appeared in front of Yeon-woo. It revealed a long twisted path in front of him and was connected to countless other caves, resembling an ant’s nest. Just as he wondered what he was expected to do after being stolen of all his power and dropped inside a weird cave, a system message popped up to seemingly answer his question.

Ding!

[A hidden quest (Only One Me) has been created!]

[Hidden Quest / Only One Me]

[Description: The tomb that you are currently in is a secretive place that has been pa.s.sed down from the beginning of the beginning. In the tomb lies the one who created “light” for the first time before the wheel started spinning and dreams began.

This is why everything in this location is returned to its original state. You also must have returned to your original state after entering. However, do not feel wronged or confused by this situation. Rather, this is an opportunity for you to place down everything you’ve achieved so far and take a break instead.

Now that you have this chance, why don’t you have peace of mind and reminisce about the memories of the past?]

[Time Limit: -]

[Qualifications: Entrants of ‘Li’s Tomb’]

[Conditions for success:

1. In this place are countless other partic.i.p.ants who resemble you.

2. Eliminate or ally yourself with them.

3. Safely escape the maze.]

[Rewards: ???]

Just when Yeon-woo was wondering what kind of bullc.r.a.p this was, a hard voice resounded from behind. “Excuse me, young man. Do you know where this is?”

Yeon-woo reflectively turned around and laughed in disbelief. He could see a familiar face, a face just some years older than him, on a man standing there. From the short-cut hair to the military uniform, the man was obviously him from back when he was Cain. ‘I don’t know who created this stage, but this is a nasty hobby they have.’

However, unlike Yeon-woo, soldier Yeon-woo seemed quite taken aback. Unless he was a fool, there was no way he wouldn’t have noticed that the Yeon-woo standing in front of him was a younger version of himself.

‘But does he have no memories past that? I guess he only has his ident.i.ty as a soldier.’ Yeon-woo thought to himself. It appeared parts of the legends that were cut off had combined to create another individual being.

‘Then that means…’ Yeon-woo knew what he needed to do here.

“S-Sir… What is this place?” Thinking his voice sounded very young and unfamiliar, Yeon-woo pretended to be fearful as he trembled. He chose to act like this after thinking of how he would’ve acted if he was his high school self.

‘I’m weakest here anyway.’ Yeon-woo didn’t even think about fighting the soldier Yeon-woo. He could hold his ground in fights at this age too, but that was only when throwing fists with other high-schoolers his age. There was no way he could defeat soldier Yeon-woo, who was very fit and led a special unit in the military. Moreover, if all the legends that were snipped off had created their own ident.i.ties, there was nothing he could do here with how powerless he was. The weak needed to work together.

‘Reminisce? Is that what this is?’ Yeon-woo scoffed, recalling the description of the quest. Then, his gaze turned serious. ‘Fortunately, even though I was crazy when I was a soldier, I wasn’t crazy to the point of touching a young civilian.’

Rather, Yeon-woo had always tried to protect civilians as a soldier. That had been the cause of many fights with his higher-ups back then too. He was often threatened when terrorists hid among civilians. Still, he wasn’t able to touch civilians because of his longing for his missing brother and dead mother.

“…ah.” And just as Yeon-woo thought, soldier Yeon-woo tried to approach and calm him down despite his own sense of wariness. “Don’t worry too much. I don’t know who kidnapped us here, but I’ll make sure you get out of here no matter what.”

Soldier Yeon-woo even took off the bomber jacket he was wearing and handed it to Yeon-woo. “The cave’s cold, isn’t it? Wear this for now.”

“T-Thank you.” Yeon-woo gingerly accepted the jacket and hung it over his soldiers. Then, he thought, ‘So this guy thinks we were kidnapped.’

No, soldier Yeon-woo could be trying to deceive Yeon-woo as well. Saying the wrong information and checking how others reacted was a habit he already had when he was a soldier. The phrase “distrust in others” was probably what made up his ident.i.ty from back then.

“Thank you. It’s a relief I was able to meet you. I had no idea where this was…” Yeon-woo pretended not to notice soldier Yeon-woo’s bait and looked around.

“First, young man, let’s look for an exit instead of just standing around like this.”

“Huh? Oh, okay!” Yeon-woo nodded, pretending to be taken aback, and began to follow soldier Yeon-woo.

The cave looked just as complicated as an ant’s nest, just as Yeon-woo had thought. Thankfully, it was just long and winding. There didn’t seem to be any traps in particular.

“Do you have memories of how you got here?” Soldier Yeon-woo looked around at his surroundings warily while glancing at Yeon-woo from the corner of his eye.

Yeon-woo didn’t miss how soldier Yeon-woo’s hand lightly rested on his leather belt. Knowing soldier Yeon-woo was probably preparing to pull out the sword that was located there if anything happened, Yeon-woo replied politely, “I don’t know. I was hanging out at an internet cafe with my friends… I was leaving when I suddenly became dizzy and this is where I was. What about you, sir?”

“Me? I’m a soldier, as you can probably tell. I was just training when I suddenly got here. I have no idea what happened.”

‘He’s lying.’ Yeon-woo had already seen the epaulet on soldier Yeon-woo’s shoulder. It was a mark only given to the UN’s Multinational Forces. The guy was clearly “Cain” from Africa. He probably had no intention of telling the truth to an unfamiliar high schooler with the same face as him.

‘Then should I toss some bait too?’

“So you don’t know either. Ha… I want to see my mom.” Yeon-woo’s shoulders drooped as he pretended to be on the verge of tears.

Soldier Yeon-woo’s eyes brightened momentarily. “Your mother?”

“Yes. But… Actually, she’s really sick.”

Soldier Yeon-woo’s eyes flashed again.

‘He took the bait.’

“Oh no…! If you don’t mind me asking, can I ask why she’s sick? My mother was also very sick too. I was wondering if we have anything in common.”

“I’m not sure either. The doctor said something, but I didn’t understand what he said because I’m not exactly smart. Something about an undiscovered incurable disease…”

“That might be it.”

Yeon-woo raised his head to look at soldier Yeon-woo. “What do you mean?”

“My mother also suffered from an undiscovered illness. That might be why we were kidnapped here.”

“W-What does that have to do with this?”

“Most undiscovered illnesses are pa.s.sed down through genetics. If this is an illness that isn’t well known, they might be trying to gather people with these genes to do experiments.”

“I-Isn’t that stuff that only happens in movies?”

“There are lots of crazy people with money in this world. If there was someone among them who has the same illness as our mothers, they might be willing to do anything.”

“T-T-That’s…!”

“And don’t you think we resemble each other quite a bit?”

“Y-Yes!”

“I might be stretching it a bit, but that could have something to do with this too.”

“Ah…!” Yeon-woo responded to soldier Yeon-woo’s “logic” while trying to hold in his laughter.

‘He’s really trying to have me make weird speculations.’ Since high-schoolers of this age had wild imaginations, it was easy to trick them, but Yeon-woo thought that soldier Yeon-woo was just too much. ‘Well, I think I’ve appealed my foolishness to him enough. His guard is slightly lower now, and he probably thinks I’m dependent on him.’

Since Yeon-woo continued to act reliant on him, soldier Yeon-woo’s gaze seemed to be softening a bit, despite the fact that he still appeared to be a little suspicious.

‘Isn’t it about time for another Cha Yeon-woo to appear now?’ Having walked on for quite a distance, Yeon-woo started to wonder about this question. His senses were so dulled that he couldn’t feel anything. He felt beyond frustrated. Just then…

“Stop.”

Yeon-woo stopped in his tracks as soldier Yeon-woo ordered. He could feel in his gut that something big was behind this corner. Was it the Shadow King? Or Death King…? If it was him when he had transcended, he’d be done before he could do anything. What could he do?

“Wait here for a moment. I’ll go see what it is.” Soldier Yeon-woo didn’t even wait to listen to Yeon-woo’s response and peeked behind the corner. Then, he spoke in a surprised voice that was very unlike himself. “Dammit! What is that? It’s not like we’re in some game or anything.”

Yeon-woo tiptoed and peeked behind the corner without soldier Yeon-woo’s permission. Then, he laughed in disbelief. Filling up a giant and lofty pace was…a sleeping dragon. He could see the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon, his real body shrunken to a mini version. Of course, even if it was a mini, it had a ma.s.sive body that was hundreds of meters wide.

‘…I feel like I met the final boss from the beginning.’

Second Life Ranker Chapter 775 – Li’s Fragment (9)

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Chapter 775 – Li’s Fragment (9)

Because Ocea.n.u.s already had the memory of being an Executor, he was able to smell the thick scent of ‘darkness’ on Kronos. At first, this realization put Ocea.n.u.s into a bind. Should he kill his brother? Or should he just observe and wait?

Although the scent of darkness permeated Kronos’ being, Kronos was not an Executor. No, to be precise, he had not ‘yet’ been designated the Executor.

Originally, being an Executor was like a fate that was suddenly given to one after carefully sifting through several successor candidates. So, the most convenient manner of delaying the end of days was to get rid of those who could be successor candidates in advance. However, this did not mean that one could totally prevent the real end of days apocalypse from occurring. This was because the laws of the world, which the Heavenly Demon called the ‘wheel’, would keep turning no matter how hard one tried to stop it. Additionally…

“…hyung?” Kronos tilted his head and looked at Ocea.n.u.s in an affectionate manner.

Ocea.n.u.s could not dare harm a being with such innocent and admiring eyes. Moreover, he had this thought, “If I just kill everyone who gives off the scent of darkness… What difference would there be between the Executor and me?” Additionally, Ocea.n.u.s recognized that Kronos had not yet gone astray. Since nothing had happened yet, Ocea.n.u.s decided to wait and see.

Once he came to this conclusion, Ocea.n.u.s began to look at Kronos from afar from that point forward. He put the discussion he was going to have with his father, Ura.n.u.s, aside for the moment because Ocea.n.u.s did not know how Ura.n.u.s would react to the unsettling news. Thus, Ocea.n.u.s intended to proceed as quietly as possible.

The problem was that Kronos did not live a quiet lifestyle at all.

“Hahaha!”

“Uh, Prince! Please stop! That’s very dangerous! Ah!”

Kronos, who had been a troublemaker since childhood, gradually grew into a bigger troublemaker as he got older. It had become so bad that Ocea.n.u.s once thought that Kronos may be hastening the end of days.

But at the same time, Ocea.n.u.s wondered if his special gift and ability was given to him so that people like his troublemaking brother could live in a world where children could just be children… And as he traveled around the universe, Ocea.n.u.s met numerous successor candidates who smelled of darkness, and as he went through big and small events with them, that thought, of providing a world for these people, grew even larger.

To become an Executor, one had to harbor a grudge great enough to lead the world to the end. If Ocea.n.u.s could relieve their pain, could he not fundamentally change the course of the universe and avoid the end of days altogether? Thinking in this manner, Ocea.n.u.s seemed to have found the answer to his long-held question. He felt as if he had come down with a revelation, and he was convinced of what he had to do. However…

“Ohyohyo! What happens if the Opponent possesses the qualities which you’re afraid of?”

Just as Ocea.n.u.s felt that he found his answer, he met Yvlke.

***

“…I didn’t want you to hear my story like this.” Ocea.n.u.s laughed as he watched his legends scatter before his eyes.

Although most of his shattered legends were those of ‘other’ Ocea.n.u.s’ in his memory, Yeon-woo read, among other things, the legends that made up Ocea.n.u.s’ soul.

However, Yeon-woo did not show or give a response. Actually, he became colder. “In the end, you just found another way to run away from your problems.”

“…what?”

“I’ve felt it for a while. The safe haven (Pian) or whatever that Yvlke is trying to make for problematic beings to escape to isn’t much different than just providing a rabbit hole for those beings to hide in, no?”

“What!”

“Did you think that I’d join your side if you shared these stories with me? Did you think that I’d empathize with you? d.a.m.n, I feel nasty.” Yeon-woo snorted. “Do you guys see me as a being who is as problematic as you guys?”

「Wow! Our Master is so good at spewing venomous words. But you should really stop. That problem child might start crying if you continue beating him up.」 Shanon’s giggles and words clearly rang out. Though his words seem to state that Yeon-woo should stop pus.h.i.+ng Ocea.n.u.s around, it also had a tinge of mocking and jeering towards Ocea.n.u.s.

Ocea.n.u.s’ face soon flushed red. “It doesn’t matter what backstory you guys have or what circ.u.mstances you’ve lived under. But I know one thing all too well…”

Yeon-woo guessed what objective Ocea.n.u.s was pursuing from the legends he had peered into. Ocea.n.u.s legends were stating that there was a limit in preventing the end of this ‘dream’. It would be much easier to just create a separate world, a safe haven. In that world, there would be no G.o.ds or demons, no Heavenly Demon or Black King… So, theoretically, one could live one’s life without the threat of the end of days.

Ocea.n.u.s was going to talk about those things to Yeon-woo, since he had been persuaded to that side. Even if he did not agree to join the safe haven side when they asked, he would have eventually hit his limits in preventing the end of days from becoming reality. The group in which everyone called each other ‘brothers’ was no different from a group of ‘problem children’ who were gathered by Yvlke.

“What… What is the one thing you know all too well?”

“That your side isn’t qualified.” Yeon-woo put down his sword. The ravaging and destructive sword thunder strikes, which were about to explode the teetering illusory world, vanished immediately.

“I feel bad for Vimalacitra. He lost to such a nonsensical guy. He’s probably glad that his soul has been totally annihilated.”

If Vimalacitra was in the underworld and heard the bulls.h.i.+t that the being who confined him spewed, he might have felt too embarra.s.sed and ashamed to continue living.

“I have endured you because of the promise I made with Vimalacitra. However, I can’t endure it any longer. Since you’ve gone missing for a long time, I thought you may have a couple hidden cards up your sleeve, but it doesn’t seem you even have those. Ugh, such a waste of air.”

“You…!” Ocea.n.u.s could not contain his anger when Yeon-woo cast off all his thoughts and judgements in an uncaring manner.

「Ah, I understand how he feels very well. No matter how wise and liberated one may become, even a being who reached nirvana would feel a few screws getting loose after mixing a few words with our temperamental Master.」

Ocea.n.u.s’ body burned red as if it was about to burst. Even if he died, he wanted to do something to Yeon-woo, so he stretched out his hand and released his power. However…

“Cernunnos.”

Rumble!

[‘Cernunnos’ is descending!]

[A rift has been established that connects the illusory world ‘The Vast Open Sea’, to the outside world!]

A thunderbolt slammed in front of Ocea.n.u.s and easily deflected Ocea.n.u.s’ attack. Although his eyes were barely visible, as his face was half-covered by his unruly hair, Cernunnos gave off an overall sharp temperament with a skinny figure.

[Cernunnos is exuding killing intent towards the target named ‘Ocea.n.u.s’!]

“You’ve been dying to come in here since the beginning, right? I don’t want to mix myself with this guy any longer, so I’ll leave it in your hands.”

[Cernunnos declares war on the target named ‘Ocea.n.u.s’!]

[Cernunnos conducts his offenses!]

Cernunnos did not respond to Yeon-woo. Rather, Cernunnos immediately flew towards Ocea.n.u.s.

Cernunnos had been a.s.sociated with Vimalacitra for a long time. They shared a common interest in Yeon-woo and shared a friends.h.i.+p with each other.

Vimalacitra had been steeped in embarra.s.sed anger after being treated like a ragdoll by Ocea.n.u.s. And when Yeon-woo met Ocea.n.u.s, Cernunnos had constantly sent Yeon-woo messages to partic.i.p.ate in the fight. Yeon-woo had been ignoring the constant messages because he did not want to give up the prey that he had designated for himself.

However, now, Yeon-woo felt so thoroughly annoyed with Ocea.n.u.s that he did not want to sully his hand with Ocea.n.u.s any longer. This was why he now called upon Cernunnos.

「If it were any other G.o.d, they’d be jumping up and down in anger stating that our Master had looked down upon them. But Cernunnos doesn’t seem to care at all. Actually, he seems to be thankful. I thought he was just another cold divine being, but I guess he’s a useful pony?」 Shanon grinned as he poked his head above the shadows.

Yeon-woo had to look down with an exasperated expression at Shanon because of his ridiculous interpretation of the situation. “Can you be here?” Yeon-woo was asking if Shanon did not have to join the other familiars who were fighting on the outside.

「There’re others, after all. I don’t think much will change with little old me not present, right? Actually, isn’t it better that your loyal servant stay by his Master’s side during the last moments of this universe?」

“If others overheard what you said, they’d think I’m dying soon.”

「Well, it’s not much different, no?」

Yeon-woo burst out laughing.

「Still, I’m glad Master seems to have returned to his normal self. There were many times when I felt frustrated at having to look at your constant serious and depressed state.」

Yeon-woo did not respond. He was able to read the long brewing concern and relief in Shanon’s voice.

Cernunnos would get rid of Ocea.n.u.s anyway, so Yeon-woo was going to continue on his way towards his objective.

Seeing Yeon-woo like that, Shanon exclaimed.「Your temper! Your temper is going to explode again!」

***

[The sun of ‘Day (Eros)’ is coming down!]

When Cha Jeong-woo appeared in front of Li’s Tomb along with Nocturne and the others, Jeong-woo saw the Jie Sect and various beasts engulfed by Night.

“Hyung, you’ve really flipped the table quite well this time around.”

[The Executor’s fate is quickly progressing!]

Jeong-woo had rushed over after seeing that Yeon-woo was unconditionally using up his law of causality. Apparently, the situation was much more serious than what Jeong-woo had imagined. In fact, on the earth, the darkness was blooming like a haze, and it was in the midst of searching for a new prey.

“…oh, you’re here.” At that time, Erlang Shen found Cha Jeong-woo and smiled. He and the other heavenly world G.o.ds kept a distance from the battlefield, as they feared that they might be attacked and overcome by the Night in the heat of battle.

As soon as Cha Jeong-woo saw Erlang Shen, Jeong-woo quietly pointed Scythe towards him. “Would you like to have a battle?”

“…is it a family characteristic to threaten people once you see them?” Erlang Shen gave a dumbfounded expression.

Cha Jeong-woo smiled mischievously. “To be precise, I’m like this because you’re a potential enemy. I can smell my brother’s scent and aura on you from here. Isn’t it obvious that I’d come out this way?”

“Ah! Really… You inherited the personality of the king of G.o.ds, Kronos.”

Hearing Erlang Shen’s words and the sigh that came afterward, Kronos could not help but make an appearance.『Hey! Why the h.e.l.l are you bringing me into this?!』

“Are you saying your son is not like you?”

『Of course! Although I was a bit hyperactive when I was young, I was never at this level…!』

“If I explain in detail, it’ll take up more than a day. Are you okay with that?”

『…argh!』 For a moment, Kronos could not reply and backed off.

“What the h.e.l.l is everyone talking about? Stop talking about the old days like old folks.”

『Hey! I’m still much better than that guy over there! Don’t treat us like we’re alike!』

“Are you going to stop us? State your position clearly.” Cha Jeong-woo ignored his father’s shouts and stared at Erlang Shen quietly.

Erlang Shen raised his hands. “No way. I have no intention of meddling in internal family affairs. Though I have a relations.h.i.+p with the Death King, my heavenly society is firmly on the side of Day.”

“If you stab me in the back, you know what will happen, right?”

“…Yes, please stop threatening me.” Erlang Shen did not even consider attacking Jeong-woo, even though Jeong-woo was scratching at his sore spots. Erlang Shen had seen firsthand just how mercilessly Yeon-woo bullied his enemies. Thus, there was no way that he would want to make himself an enemy to these brothers.

Cha Jeong-woo walked past Erlang Shen and the other gathered G.o.ds. For a moment, Nocturne and Erlang Shen met eyes, but the two did not talk to each other.

Tap! Once he landed in front of Li’s Tomb, Cha Jeong-woo saw some new beings.

“You’re Cha Jeong-woo? I heard you’re twins, but you two really do look exactly alike. You’re both very ugly.”

Cha Jeong-woo did not know much about them, but through Draconic eyes, he could tell that the two were Sun Wukong and Cernunnos.

Sun Wukong smiled softly. Cernunnos was sitting silently.

For a moment, Kronos looked at Cernunnos and his gaze trembled slightly, but Cha Jeong-woo did not see it. Jeong-woo then asked them, “I’m much more handsome than my brother.”

“What difference can there be between twins?”

“There is. Even if one shares the same soul, the Heavenly Demon looks much better than you, Sun Wukong.”

[The Heavenly Demon nods his head contentedly saying that the being speaking is telling the truth.]

In an instant, Sun Wukong’s eyebrows twitched. “How do you know that? You’ve never even seen the Heavenly Demon.”

“One just knows without having to see something in person.”

[The Heavenly Demon continues to nod as he agrees with the speaker’s words.]

“These b.a.s.t.a.r.ds…” Sun Wukong felt annoyed as he looked at Cha Jeong-woo, who acted in the same manner as Yeon-woo. He felt further infuriated at the chuckling Heavenly Demon, who had his eyes on the area. However, Sun Wukong just sighed. “Fine. Let’s just say you’re more handsome.

“It’s not ‘let’s just say,’ since it’s the truth… But alright, let’s move on.”

“d.a.m.n. You must really think you’re all that.”

“I think the two of you are together with my older brother. Are you going to stop us?”

“No.”

“Then?”

Sun Wukong smiled and stepped aside, opening the way to Li’s Tomb. “To guide you. Your brother is waiting inside.”

Second Life Ranker Chapter 773 – Li’s Fragment (7)

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Chapter 773 – Li’s Fragment (7)

“Okay. So, you couldn’t convince him?”

“No. He said…”

“Regardless, you couldn’t convince him. Right?”

“That, that…!” The Flood Demon King had trouble thinking straight after receiving the Macaque King’s rapid-fire questions. He wanted to make excuses, but the Macaque King’s piercing gaze showed no signs of relaxing.

In place of the Flood Demon King, who acted immature most of the time, the third among the siblings, the Macaque King, was actually in charge of the administrative operations work within the Seven Demon Kings. Because of her strong personality, the Macaque King was often feared by her other brothers and sisters.

The Macaque King scolded the Flood Demon King for failing to bring Sun Wukong. And the more the Macaque King’s scolding continued, the more the Flood Demon King felt the urge to hide in a mouse hole.

It was not like the Flood Demon King wanted to go in the first place. The Flood Demon King wanted to shout out this point, but as he glanced at the Macaque King’s bitter and domineering gaze, he could not help but bite his tongue. He looked over at the Sage Lion King, hoping for a glimmer of hope and salvation. “…”

Whip! The Sage Lion King whistled and quickly turned his head to avoid the Flood Demon King’s imploring gaze. This action made the Flood Demon King feel a deep sense of betrayal.

“It can’t be that you came back after the youngest said he found it too bothersome and tiring to come back, right? You know that the youngest is the most important key to your older brother’s plan, right?”

“Hahaha! Of course, I know how important it is to bring the youngest back! But the youngest said he was on break and needed some time to digest the order and organize his thoughts…”

“So, you didn’t know the importance of your task at all.”

“…”

“Why did you even come back? You should have just gone off and killed yourself. If that happened, I might have at least considered shedding a tear.”

As the Macaque King’s venomous words continued, the Flood Demon King’s face became wet from perspiration and tears. “…”

But the more pitiful the Flood Demon King looked, the more the Macaque King sighed. A deep trough formed on her forehead. “Ah, this is a big issue. What can we do…!”

Before having a chance to finish her words, the Macaque King raised her head. At the same time, the Flood Demon King and Sage Lion King also looked in the same direction.

[Sun Wukong is coming!]

Boom! Suddenly, the barracks where the demon kings and their troops were stationed were blown away as a being came down. It was a being with long gray hair, Sun Wukong.

Everyone put on a forced friendly face. However, Sun Wukong’s older brothers and sisters hardened their expressions. Whoos.h.!.+ Because there was a lot of fighting aura emanating from Sun Wukong.

“Brothers and sisters, I’m sorry for interrupting, but I’ve come to collect some Soulstones. Please understand that the Soulstones will be used for a very good purpose.”

“…!”

“…!”

“…!”

At that moment, Sun Wukong’s brothers and sisters all opened and released their powers at once. Then, they quickly looked at each other. They had never mentioned to the youngest that they were in possession of any Soulstones, so the youngest should have been unaware. However, since Sun Wukong knew that they possessed Soulstones, it meant that someone had told him.

As if knowing what his siblings were thinking, Sun Wukong wryly smiled. “Oho! I just made a random guess. I guess you guys really have some?”

“…!”

“…!”

“…!”

“Anyway, my brothers and sisters, are you all always so naive? Anyway, I’ll take some of the stones off your hands. I have a good use for it!” Sun Wukong slammed down hard on the ground.

Boom!

Whoos.h.!.+

“W-Wait! S-Stop him!”

“d.a.m.n it! What trouble is he planning to start this time?!”

Except for the Bull Demon King, Sun Wukong’s other brothers and sisters had been tormented by Sun Wukong for time immemorial, so they reflexively got into a formation to defend themselves. It seemed their teamwork had been honed from a considerate amount of practice.

But once he started moving, Sun Wukong did as he pleased. He was like a runaway locomotive. Rumble! As Lightning Strikes and Flame Wheels exploded one after another, all his brothers and sisters were pushed away. As the remaining barrack structures collapsed, several pillars of fire soared into the sky.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Rumble!

[Infighting has occurred between ‘Pandemonium’ and the ‘Seven Demon Kings’!]

“W-What?”

“What else is going on?”

The present Seven Demon King’s location was not very far from Li’s Tomb. Naturally, the members of the Jie Sect decided to set their camp nearby.

The demons belonging to Jie Sect turned their heads towards the Seven Demon King’s camp and shook their heads as if they were tired. Since many of these Jie Sect members had battled and quarreled with the Seven Demon Kings in the past, enough times that their legends were intertwined with their struggles against the Seven Demon Kings, the Jie Sect members did not feel that the sudden internal conflict was anything strange. While they were all having this thought…

“…this is?” The Sage Lion King, who was quietly retreating to avoid being beaten up by Sun Wukong once again, was shocked when he looked down and saw his shadow fluctuate like a wave.

[The Alternate Ego of the Black King is descending!]

“Ugh! I was wondering why the youngest was acting so weird… So, Sun Wukong has decided to join hands with you! I guess this makes things easier.” When he saw Yeon-woo descending, the Sage Lion King shouted out and laughed aloud. His utter fright had given him an abundance of unsubstantiated confidence.

The Sage Lion King’s divine domain was battle. To be precise, it was ‘battle maniac’. The Sage Lion King was addicted to fighting. This was so much the case that he started piling up legends related to battle, and once he faced off against the Bull Demon King, who he could not defeat, he had faithfully submitted to him and became part of the Seven Demon Kings.

The Sage Lion King had faced off against Sun Wukong numerous times, so he could not get himself worked up to battle him, but Yeon-woo was a different case. Though the Sage Lion King had b.u.mped into Yeon-woo once a long time ago, and after that, crossed paths a few times, they never had a proper battle, so the Sage Lion King felt an urge to battle Yeon-woo.

So as soon as the Sage Lion King saw Yeon-woo, he immediately flew towards him. Like a lion lunging onto its prey, each strike the Sage Lion King subsequently shot out tore the surrounding s.p.a.ce apart. Whoos.h.!.+ Bam! However, before the Sage Lion King’s fist could reach Yeon-woo, it was blocked by a sudden rising shadow.

“Out of my way.” As if there was no time to spend on a worthless insignificant being, Yeon-woo lashed out violently as he continued moving forward.

[‘Shadow Domain’ has greatly expanded!]

[‘Night (Nox)’ is coming down!]

[The fate of the Opponent continues to turn like a wheel!]

“…Ugh!” When a great constricting power was applied to the shadows that surrounded him, the Sage Lion King took in a large breath of air before fully releasing his divine power.

[The divine wind power of the ‘Palm Leaf Fan’ is being implemented!]

[The power of the wind has failed to properly operate as it has been forcefully interrupted.]

“Huh… What!”

Boom! The Sage Lion King was flung away like a rag doll after his Palm Leaf Fan, which had essentially become a part of his being, had failed to properly operate. He wondered if Yeon-woo already knew of the Palm Leaf Fan.

Since Yeon-woo had already come across the Palm Leaf Fan in the past, Yeon-woo had ample time to draw up countermeasures, so the Sage Lion King’s closest resources turned out to be a poison.

“Hey, hey!”

“Ack, no!”

The other demon kings discovered Yeon-woo late and tried to stop his advances somehow.

“You dare turn your back on me?”

“Y- Youngest!”

“Please, just stop…!”

Sun Wukong smiled wickedly as he swept away his siblings.

In the end, Yeon-woo was able to reach the place where the Macaque King was. The Macaque King was at a loss. Her shadow had already gone against her will. It bound her whole body and held a sharp blade to her throat. And now, Yeon-woo placed his hands atop the sharp blade.

The Macaque King’s gaze trembled slightly at the menacing posture Yeon-woo took while holding onto the blade that could easily pierce her neck at any moment. “…what do you want?”

“Give me the Soulstone.”

“Just because you’re doing this doesn’t mean that there’s a chance you can stop the Black King from…!”

“I’ll take care of my own job, thanks. So, give it to me.”

“…” For a moment, the Macaque King felt conflicted. She wasn’t too concerned about death or annihilation. Unlike the opportunistic Flood Demon King or the simple battling madman Sage Lion King, the Macaque King truly understood and agreed with the Bull Demon King’s plan and was wholly invested and partic.i.p.ating in realizing the Bull Demon King’s vision.

That was the only way she could save the youngest, Sun Wukong, and the Heavenly Demon.

The Macaque King believed this firmly. Even if she were to die while pursuing this purpose, she did not really care. However, what concerned her and caused her to hesitate was the youngest’s actions. As far as the Macaque King knew, though Sun Wukong often acted in a playful and insincere manner, he never did anything meaningless. While she was having these thoughts…

Thud!

Thud!

“Ugh…”

“That guy, he just got stronger…! Are you really a living thing…!”

Two of Sun Wukong’s siblings cried out as they fell helplessly to the ground after being thoroughly beaten by Sun Wukong. Seeing Sun Wukong wiping his hands after finis.h.i.+ng off the two, the Macaque King glared at him and shouted out. “What are you thinking?”

“I’m thinking of surviving.”

“…do you think that the path your older brother is taking won’t work?”

“I want to pursue something similar in principle. I don’t think it’s possible to rebuild this d.a.m.n universe from scratch.”

“If you continue, you’ll die! There will be no end!”

“Rather than watching the ‘wheel’ turn like this, I’d rather just fix it, even if it’s ruined. Even the kid would appreciate that.”

“…” The Macaque King wanted to stop Sun Wukong, but she knew well that once he made up his mind about something, he would never listen to anything else. She had to give up the Soulstone in the end. On the other hand, she also felt a sense of relief, as if this conclusion was not all that bad. She had never felt comfortable joining hands with the Jie Sect people, who she had always detested.

[You have acquired the Soulstone – Humanitas (Kindness)!]

As soon as Yeon-woo retrieved the Soulstone, he immediately raised his head up.

[‘Night (Nox)’ is spreading all over the place!]

[The demonic society, ‘Jie Sect’ has fallen into great chaos!]

[The ‘Sea of Time’ has been ambushed and is in danger of destruction!]

[An unidentified beast-like opponent writhes in pain!]

[An unidentified beast-like opponent writhes in pain!]

[Harbinger announces destruction on those who dare defy its father!]

[Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young wants to inflict a curse on those who refuse to submit to the rule of the ‘Night (Nox)’!]

[Source of Uncleanliness presents a gift of plague to its old enemies!]

[Green Flame wants to purify everything in sight through incineration!]

[Dis Pluto spreads death!]

The demons of Jie Sect and the beast-like opponents left behind by Yvlke were caught in the shadows spread by Yeon-woo and devoured by Yeon-woo’s familiars. The world shook with the screams of the demons and the cries of the beasts.

[A large portion of your law of causality is being consumed.]

[Remaining law of causality: 41, 40, 39, 38%…]

From the moment Yeon-woo decided to fully open his power, no one could go against Yeon-woo. The only reason he gave them the impression that he was inferior to them was only for the continued operation of the ‘dream’ and ‘wheel’.

However, now that he threw those pretenses away, Yeon-woo was essentially stating that he would now personify the will of the law of causality and the deterrence force of the universe and the world. This was because the Black King represented and possessed all of this.

Rumble! And just like that, Yeon-woo reached the front of a certain cave after pa.s.sing a number of howling enemies. He could sense traces of Yvlke, the Bull Demon King, and Tongtian Jiaozhu leading into the cave. Furthermore, the magic energy of the Sin Stones that comprised his Philosopher’s Stone wriggled in the cave’s direction.

Yeon-woo felt that he was near Li’s Tomb. However, just when Yeon-woo was about to enter the cave’s entrance, he stopped.

Step. Step. Someone was walking out of the cave. And once Yeon-woo saw the being’s face, Yeon-woo frowned.

“I thought an uninvited guest would come, but I didn’t know it would be my nephew. It must be the first time we’ve met each other face to face, right? Nice to meet you.” Ocea.n.u.s greeted Yeon-woo with a wave of his hand.

Second Life Ranker Chapter 778 – Cha Yeon-woo (3)

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Chapter 778 – Cha Yeon-woo (3)

Sky Wings was able to amplify all effects to the maximum. Yeon-woo used everything in his capacity to deflect the black lightning the Death King struck at him. His two wings enclosed around him, creating a large barrier.

However, Yeon-woo’s body wasn’t able to handle the impact and was shot back. Cras.h.!.+ Cough! He was only able to stop after being implanted on a cave wall that had been far behind him.

‘…Is it too much for me to handle?’ Yeon-woo gritted his teeth. It had only been a single attack, but his entire body was screaming in pain. It felt like his muscles were destroyed and every single bone had been crushed. His organs were a bleeding mess as well.

[‘Magic Circuit’ has been damaged!]

[The extent of damage is severe. You must act quickly to recover.]

[You cannot create any magic power.]

[You cannot circulate magic power.]

“Impressive. So you can at least take a punch, huh? I guess you really weren’t just a simple rat.”

The Death King had a cold smile on his face as he approached Yeon-woo. Sssss. His shadow moved on the ground like ink and took over Yeon-woo’s shadow.

“I don’t know why I’m here. There are too many parts still missing. But I have no idea why I’m missing those things or what they were.”

Clack! Clack! The Death King’s shadow opened widely and revealed its sharp teeth. Like a shark targeting food on the water’s surface, the shadow rambled about beneath Yeon-woo’s feet. The concept of death was targeting him.

“There’s a bunch of concealed stuff as well. It seems like those things over there are a part of me, but… There’s no way of knowing. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do here. However…” The Death King’s eyes flashed in gold. “Since you seem to know something, I can take my time asking you.”

The Death King had many powers. Of those, Purgatory Furnace was one Yeon-woo had often used to trap and torture enemies for answers. But the Death King now intended to use it on Yeon-woo…

Yeon-woo felt this situation was absurd. He smiled coldly. “Should I teach you something?”

“What?”

“Sorry, but I don’t talk as much as you do.”

“…!” Realizing this wasn’t the time for him to take his own sweet time, the Death King attempted to make a move, but it was too late.

Booom! The wall next to the Death King exploded and a hot wave whirled around him.

“You dared to attack from behind? You’ll regret what you did.” Between the falling rocks, the king of G.o.ds appeared with a missing arm and dashed towards the Death King.

The Death King’s backstabbing must have taken quite a toll because the king of G.o.d was gravely injured. Aside from his missing left arm, his entire body was riddled with injuries. The way his face was discolored in black also suggested that the concept of death was eating away at his body. The resolve felt with the heat wave was filled with murderous intent toward the Death King.

Krakrakra! On top of that, behind the king of G.o.ds was a bloodied dragon that came speeding for the Death King as well.

“How…!” The Death King was surprised. They had been attacking the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon, and he had succeeded in turning the dragon’s rage to the king of G.o.ds. When the king of G.o.ds had his hands full, the Death King had planted a knife in his side and thought it was over. He was confused as to why they were coming here…

『You’re not the only one who can pull tricks.』

The Death King spun toward Yeon-woo, whose voice rang in his ear. There was a very familiar scent coming from Yeon-woo, so the Death King murmured, “Mother…Earth?”

『This scent will make someone seek where it’s coming from.』

After defeating Persephone in the past, Yeon-woo had forced open a Channel with Mother Earth to kill her. The t.i.tle he earned at the time was ‘Apostle of Mother Earth.’ Of course, the t.i.tle he gained from that time had disappeared with all his legends, but that didn’t mean Yeon-woo had forgotten its traits and how it worked.

‘What I learned while rea.s.sembling my soul to complete Yin Sword is useful here.’ With the experience he had from back then, Yeon-woo set appropriate countermeasures, and the dragon, who only had instinct, came here after sensing it. ‘Most of the dragon’s Factors are Mother Earth’s.’

And the legend of defeating Mother Earth was with the king of G.o.ds!

“So you do know about this place…!” The Death King became more a.s.sured of his thoughts about Yeon-woo, but he didn’t have the mind to focus on him right now.

The king of G.o.ds was das.h.i.+ng toward the Death King with killing intent, tearing his shadow with red flames, and the dragon spewed an onslaught of Breaths toward him. The Death King was overwhelmed with trying to protect himself.

Thud, thud, thud! Pow! The many walls of the cave exploded as the Death King, king of G.o.ds, and the dragon clashed together.

[‘Atman System’ has successfully been switched to emergency mode, and some magic power has been circulated!]

[Current efficiency rate: 6%]

Yeon-woo was already short on magic power, so he was appalled that this was all he could use. But he didn’t waste any time and spread open his palms, slamming the wall next to him. Boom! Points along the ceiling that were barely holding on due to the clash of the divine beings shook. Rocks poured down and separated the s.p.a.ce between the other ident.i.ties and Yeon-woo.

Yeon-woo knew this was only a temporary measure, and it would be easily broken through if the divine beings started moving. With his Draconic Eyes still wide open, he punched the location he had just found.

[Your efficiency has suddenly decreased due to the abnormal usage of magic power!]

[Current efficiency rate: 3%]

Baam! Baam!

[The efficiency of your magic power has decreased again!]

[Current efficiency rate: 1%]

Cras.h.!.+ When Yeon-woo punched the wall about three or four times, it exploded, and an empty s.p.a.ce behind it was revealed. Whoos.h.!.+ A red orb piece was floating in that s.p.a.ce. It was a Li’s Fragment like the ones he had seen while collecting the Soulstones.

Yeon-woo stretched his hand toward it. Hwaaak! The fragment broke, and golden light was absorbed into his hand.

[You have succeeded in retrieving a ‘Fragment!’]

[A sudden quest (Hidden Fragments) has been created.]

[Sudden Quest / Hidden Fragments]

[Description: You are currently in Li’s Tomb. Spread throughout this tomb are fragments that symbolized Li. Li’s Fragments contain the Fire of Origin.

The more fragments you obtain, the closer you will be to the Fire of Origin and the owner of this tomb, Li. Now, find all the hidden fragments in this stage and combine them as one.

This is the only method for you, who has lost all his legends, to defeat your other selves. Everything that happens in the process will also be an opportunity for you to rea.s.semble yourself.]

[Time Limit: -]

[Qualifications: Entrant of ‘Li’s Tomb.’ Owner of ‘Li’s Fragment.’]

[Conditions for success: Find Li’s Fragments. Currently discovered fragments (1/5)

[Rewards: ???]

However, contrary to Yeon-woo’s expectations, the Li’s Fragment he retrieved didn’t give him any immediate power or anything. It was still too much for him to face other divine beings directly. But deep inside his soul, he could feel something filling up.

Yeon-woo thought he’d be able to use the strength he wanted only after retrieving the remaining fragments. ‘This is still good progress. My guess was right.’ He racked his brain again.

[The skill ‘Time Difference’ has been created!]

Time slowed, and Yeon-woo’s mind became more vast.

Du du du! The fight between the three divine beings was becoming larger. The heat Yeon-woo could feel through the makes.h.i.+ft wall felt like it could burn his soul.

‘The place with the next hidden piece is…!’ Yeon-woo chased after the flow of imperfections with his Draconic Eyes and drew a map of the cave’s structure in his head.

Yeon-woo had carefully scanned his surroundings while moving with soldier Yeon-woo. With many calculations, he was able to infer the location of a fragment in the complicated maze-like structure of the cave. And the closest one to him was…

‘Is this it?’ Yeon-woo spread his Sky Wings apart and flew down the right-forked path.

Swish.

* * *

[You have succeeded in retrieving the ‘Second Li’s Fragment!]

‘Now there’s only three left. But I was lucky until now. The other guys will have started to catch on.’ Yeon-woo didn’t think he’d find the remaining three fragments so easily. His other selves might’ve already found them. ‘They’re probably not divine beings.’

Yeon-woo did feel this when fighting the Death King, but although these beings had similar faces and temperaments, it wasn’t enough to call them “Cha Yeon-woo.” It was probably because their memories as a human, which was Yeon-woo’s main foundation, were cut off, so these beings considered themselves more like G.o.ds. This was why the Death King had been tricked by Yeon-woo.

This was a significant discovery. ‘The further I get from my human self, the more I lose my ident.i.ty as Cha Yeon-woo…’ The divine beings had less of Yeon-woo’s reason and ability to make judgments. However, the non-divine beings like the h.o.a.rder and Shadow King had Yeon-woo’s human ident.i.ty. They’d have to make sharp decisions to survive in a place filled with divine beings.

‘I should ally myself or finish off all the non-divine beings first, right?’ If Yeon-woo didn’t, there would be no way to take victory amid the threats of the divine beings. Yeon-woo was certain the h.o.a.rder and the Shadow King had come to the same conclusion as him.

‘Where’s a good place for the non-divine beings to meet secretly away from the eyes of the Death King and the others?’ Yeon-woo knew that the place had to be not too large or small and far off from the divine beings. ‘And it is a place where the paths of multiple caves cross in case a quick escape is needed.’

Yeon-woo considered the most important factor in deciding where to meet his other selves was whether or not he could secure an escape route. Then, he had another thought. ‘At the same time, it needs to be able to stop others from retreating. A common location all of us will think in the middle of this complicated ant nest…!’

Yeon-woo’s eyes flashed. ‘There.’ The place he found the first fragment…was the location where the Death King and the others had clashed. Wouldn’t the other non-divine beings easily think of that place as well? He was sure the battle of the three divine beings was either over, or they had moved to another location to find him. He was going to use the fact the beacon didn’t s.h.i.+ne on its own base. And when he returned…

“…You’re finally here.”

“What a slow guy. What kind of legend do you have for you to be so late?”

What awaited Yeon-woo was a masked h.o.a.rder and a disdainful Shadow King.

Second Life Ranker Chapter 777 – Cha Yeon-woo (2)

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Chapter 777 – Cha Yeon-woo (2)

Yeon-woo felt a bit flabbergasted, wondering why it had to be the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon he met first out of all his many legends. He hadn’t wanted to meet a divine being yet, so he wasn’t exactly happy with the situation. If the dragon in front of him ran rampant here, everyone would die. ‘I was planning on falling back and joining in when everyone else is fighting each other. What should I do now?’

Quite frankly, Yeon-woo was confident he could regain his divinity if he really wanted to. If the many divine beings who’d suffered from losing their powers heard, they’d have expressions of disbelief. However, as he’d once reached the emperor-level, he didn’t feel it was too difficult to become a divine being again. As long as he made achievements that were worthy of being a legend, he could exuviate and transcend easily, couldn’t he?

But even if it was easy, it would take some time to actually attempt it, so Yeon-woo had planned on preparing while buying himself some time, and swallowing them all when they were all exhausted. In their eyes, he was nothing more than a mere creature, so it’d be easy for him to get by them without being noticed.

So, Yeon-woo couldn’t help but become tense after seeing the Giant Demonic Giant Dragon right after seeing military Yeon-woo. That guy could eliminate Yeon-woo with just a blink of his eyes.

‘But…’ Then, Yeon-woo felt something strange. ‘Why does he seem so weak?’

Compared to the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon’s ma.s.sive size, the dragon in front of Yeon-woo was clearly quite shrunken. However, his power seemed to have shrunk as well. There was definitely a hot magic power flowing in the air, but that was it. The dragon did nothing, just sleeping with his two eyes shut.

Taking into consideration how Yeon-woo was very untrusting of others, the dragon shouldn’t have been acting like that. If he was also a part of the legends that were disconnected from Yeon-woo, the dragon should’ve been wary of why he was trapped in here. It could be a strategy to grasp the situation, but…

‘He looks too at ease for that. It feels like he’s dead, not sleeping. What is this? Why’s he like that?’ Yeon-woo contemplated for a moment and something occurred to him. ‘Is it because he’s only the legend of the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon…?’

There were various causes for how the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon was created. Absorbing the Factors of multiple transcendent races was part of it, but it was also thanks to harmonizing all those Factors together after becoming the Black King’s ego.

There were many components intricately tied together, so if the legend of the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon had just been snipped off alone as Yeon-woo thought, the ident.i.ty in front of him was possibly nothing more than an empty sh.e.l.l. That provided an explanation as to why the dragon’s aura was drastically weaker and why he looked listless.

‘Then are the other legends like that too?’ Yeon-woo thought it was possible. If everyone here were individual beings who all had their unique legends, had separate ident.i.ties without sharing any memories, the difficulty of this stage would become more complicated.

‘Then why do I still have memories of the past despite becoming high-schooler Cha Yeon-woo?’ The question struck Yeon-woo, but he decided to think about it after taking care of what was in front of him. ‘Great. I was chasing after Yvlke, but what the heck is this?’

The difficulty of this stage was something that even the strongest divine beings probably couldn’t pa.s.s. No, the difficulty became harder the more legends one had. Dealing against a legend that had too wide a gap in strength as Yeon-woo would be anything but easy. Perhaps the reason why he wasn’t hearing anything from Yvlke, the Bull Demon King, and the Tongtian Jiaozhu who had entered before him was that they were struggling as much as him. Whatever was going on, one thing was for sure: Yeon-woo needed to clear this mission to catch Yvlke.

While he was thinking to himself, Yeon-woo realized that military Yeon-woo was staring at him intently. He could guess what soldier Yeon-woo was thinking as he saw his dark eyes.

“You don’t seem too surprised, young man.” Soldier Yeon-woo was now outwardly suspecting Yeon-woo.

Of course, Yeon-woo pretended not to know anything this time around as well. “What’s there to be surprised about? It’s strange why there’s such a huge doll here, but I think it’s even stranger to be scared of it.”

“A…doll?”

“Yes. I’ve seen something like that in videos before. The Nice Carnival, I think it was? They did parades with a bunch of dolls like that. Isn’t that something like that?”

“…”

“…W-What is it? You’re scaring me.” Yeon-woo stepped back with shaking shoulders like he was scared of how silent soldier Yeon-woo was being.

Still, soldier Yeon-woo’s cold gaze didn’t change. Yeon-woo pondered about what he had to do to get this d.a.m.ned suspecting guy to let down his guard or not abandon him all of a sudden.

“You…!”

Just when soldier Yeon-woo was about to say something, intense tremors suddenly came up as if the tomb was going to come crumbling down. Cras.h.!.+ Du du du! Particles of rock dangerously fell from above in great abundance, and light flashed. When a hot wave of heat came breezing over, Yeon-woo and soldier Yeon-woo turned to the direction it was coming from.

Two sources of light, one that shone in red and one that shone in black, were attacking the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon. It was an intense flash of light that almost blinded him, but Yeon-woo could tell who the lights were. ‘Is the red the king of G.o.ds, and the black the Death King?’

They were the legends of becoming Olympus’ supreme G.o.d and the absolute ruler of the Underworld, respectively. If comparing the two, the king of G.o.ds was technically stronger.

‘But there probably isn’t too great a difference.’ If it was only the legends that had been snipped off as Yeon-woo guessed, there likely wasn’t too great a difference in their strength. The weight of the ruler of the Underworld definitely wasn’t second to the king of G.o.ds of Olympus.

‘The problem is that they’re up against the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon, who they probably can’t defeat even if they’re working together.’

Yeon-woo could tell, just as he and military Yeon-woo had, the king of G.o.ds and the Death King had met each other and decided to work together to hunt the Giant Demonic Divine Dragon before they fought each other. That was what he would’ve done.

‘But of course, their alliance won’t last for too long.’ Even if they all had different ident.i.ties, the two were probably exceedingly suspicious of the other like soldier Yeon-woo was to Yeon-woo. They’d no doubt try to stab each other in the back if either showed any weakness.

Still, at the moment, they were using all the power they had to fight against the dragon. Black lighting struck down, and red columns of fire shot above.

Grrrrr…! Starting to become annoyed by the combined attack of the two G.o.ds, the dragon opened his eyes and growled.

The atmosphere quaked. Yeon-woo felt dizzy and pained, like his insides were twisted. If he stayed here any longer, he might really die. ‘I need to start getting a move on now.’

Yeon-woo glanced at soldier Yeon-woo, who seemed to be trying to judge the situation logically. However, soldier Yeon-woo’s eyelids trembled, with various emotions flas.h.i.+ng by his eyes—disbelief, surprise, shock. Since the guy only had memories as a soldier, a scene like that probably went against everything he knew.

Yeon-woo wouldn’t have believed any of this if it wasn’t for the pocket watch Jeong-woo left behind either, so the realistic soldier Yeon-woo was probably the same. And that was enough to get rid of military Yeon-woo.

Slice! Pwak!

“What…?”

Before soldier Yeon-woo could do anything, Yeon-woo pulled out the sword on the man’s belt and slit his neck. Soldier Yeon-woo had a shocked face. Even if his attention was on the fight between the two G.o.ds and the dragon, he had been positioned in a way that put him at an advantage just in case something happened with him and Yeon-woo.

“Sorry, but my experience wasn’t taken from me.” Yeon-woo smiled coldly and stabbed soldier Yeon-woo in the forehead.

Pewk! Like that, soldier Yeon-woo fell back. Sssss. As his body was disbanded, it was absorbed into Yeon-woo.

[The legend ‘Cain’ has been re-combined.]

At the same time, some strength returned to Yeon-woo’s weak body. ‘This is enough.’ His high-school body was so weak that he was tired after moving just a little, but that wasn’t the case for his soldier’s body.

Yeon-woo quickly avoided the two G.o.ds and dragons, and escaped as quietly as possible. Of course, he probably couldn’t deceive their keen senses, but he knew they were too busy focusing on their fight to be concerned with him.

‘They probably think they can eliminate me anytime.’ Yeon-woo quickly left into another cave. ‘This place is made up with a similar system to the Heavenly Demon’s Tower stage missions. Then, in addition to the legends being separated, there are probably hidden pieces around that will let me turn the tides.’

And Yeon-woo could guess what the hidden piece was. ‘The Fire of Origin.’ The power from the beginning with Li’s Fragment would be more than enough to defeat the other legends despite their difference in strength.

‘I’m being asked to prove whether or not I’m worthy of having that fire in here.’ When he came to a conclusion, Yeon-woo began to scan the tomb’s ceilings and walls. There were most definitely clues as to where the hidden pieces were. Simultaneously, upon feeling the magic power flowing in the atmosphere, he forced it into his body and circulated it. Since this was a path he had already traveled, it wasn’t hard to sense mana. The only hard part was refining it with magic power and establis.h.i.+ng a Magic Circuit for it.

[Magic power is circulating in your body.]

[‘Magic Circuit’ has been created.]

[The circuits have increased by two.]

[The circuits have increased by three.]

Swis.h.!.+ As the Magic Circuit began to take form, Yeon-woo’s clothes turned black. His muscles were torn and healed, his bones were broken and stuck back together again. He grew taller, and his body was newly rejuvenated.

[The skill ‘Magic Circuit’ has reached a perfect form and been changed to ‘Atman System!’]

[The skill ‘Draconic Eyes’ has been created.]

After repeating this several times, no impurities remained in Yeon-woo’s body—just the thick magic power flowing within him. Of course, this wasn’t enough for him to say he has regained his power, but he didn’t attempt anything else.

‘Found it.’ Through Draconic Eyes, Yeon-woo was able to spot the faint imperfections splitting through the cave. It was an opening that he wouldn’t have noticed unless he was looking carefully. He was about to extend a hand toward it when he heard a voice from behind him.

“Stop.”

Yeon-woo turned to see the Death King exuding a black light.

“I was wondering why there was a rat in here, but I didn’t know you’d find something like that.”

“…” Yeon-woo looked at the Death King who had the same face as him yet exuded an aura that tightened around his heart. The Death King should’ve been attacking the dragon with the king of G.o.ds…so Yeon-woo wondered if the hunt was already over and if this guy was the final victor. But Yeon-woo couldn’t sense anything to the Death King for that to be true.

However, as if he had no intentions of answering his questions, the Death King immediately began his attack.

[The skill ‘Sky Wings’ has been created!]

Yeon-woo circulated his magic power and flung his body in the air.

Second Life Ranker Chapter 774 – Li’s Fragment (8)

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Chapter 774 – Li’s Fragment (8)

[Draconic Eyes]

[Fiery Golden Eyes]

[Philosopher’s Eyes]

[‘Eye of the Heavens’ is trying to access the other party’s data!]

[‘Ear of the Heavens’ is a.n.a.lyzing the other party’s processing capabilities!]

[The other party cannot be a.n.a.lyzed or identified through the current system’s processes. Data interpretation is not possible.]

[Updating the system.]

[Identification and a.n.a.lysis failed.]

[Updating the system.]

[Identification and a.n.a.lysis failed.]

[Updating the system.]

[Major updates have been made to the system!]

[The system is attempting to identify and a.n.a.lyze the other party once more.]

Yeon-woo wanted to a.n.a.lyze Ocea.n.u.s through the system first. Ocea.n.u.s was someone who defeated Vimalacitra with overwhelming martial power and forcefully detained him on Earth. Yeon-woo, who had received much help from Vimalacitra, felt a sense of duty to avenge him. If Yeon-woo was successful in transforming the current ‘wheel’ and ‘dream’ through repair after his transcendence, he would possibly be able to bring Vimalacitra back to life.

However, regardless of that possibility, a grudge was a grudge. Yeon-woo was unwilling to give Ocea.n.u.s a pa.s.s. Furthermore…

[All a.n.a.lysis has been completed.]

[Outputting the results.]

“You seemed to have been seriously injured. Did you even fight the Resident of the Border or something?” In a very short time, Yeon-woo grasped almost all information about Ocea.n.u.s. Once he was able to a.n.a.lyze the many vestige thoughts that surrounded Ocea.n.u.s, Yeon-woo was able to tease out a considerable amount of information. Thus, through this trove of information, Yeon-woo found that Ocea.n.u.s was in a badly wounded state.

Ocea.n.u.s looked unharmed on the outside, but he had much less divine power than when Yeon-woo saw Ocea.n.u.s through Vimalacitra’s vestige thoughts. Furthermore, his spirit body was full of wounds. Each one of those wounds contained tell-tale signs of the Resident of the Border. This most likely meant that Ocea.n.u.s had a fight with the Resident of the Border.

“It doesn’t seem like you came out on the winning side.” Yeon-woo did not know exactly what happened between Ocea.n.u.s and the Resident of the Border. However, seeing that their fight pushed Ocea.n.u.s to the cusp of annihilation, it seemed that they both knew of each other’s power levels and decided to go all out for whatever reason.

‘Perhaps Ocea.n.u.s was attempting to do the same thing to the Resident of the Border as he did to Vimalacitra.’ The thought made Yeon-woo’s heart a bit uneasy. Although the Resident of the Border had delayed giving his loyalty to Yeon-woo, the Resident of the Border was still a member of the Night, which Yeon-woo led. Yeon-woo could not help but feel bad about someone trying to harm his future familiar.

“Hahaha! It’s a bit embarra.s.sing to have you see everything about me as if I’m naked.” In embarra.s.sment, Ocea.n.u.s scratched his nose with his index finger.

Yeon-woo did not know if Ocea.n.u.s’ friendly demeanor was because of his caring personality, as he was originally known to be very caring of others, or if it was just a façade or mask that he had built up over time to hide his true nature.

“I never thought that my nephew would show any interest in this uncle of his. How about chatting for a while?”

“I’m not interested.”

“I know my nephew is very busy. Also, I know that there are many complaints and rumors about this uncle of yours. But you can probably spare a little bit…!”

“I’ve already said it once. There’s no need for that. Not interested.” Yeon-woo raised the corners of his lips and gave Ocea.n.u.s a cold smile. “Once I throw you into my Purgatory Furnace, you’ll be telling me everything I want to know, so why should I bother wasting my time chatting with you?”

「Haw! Our Master is so cool! Isn’t it amazing that you possess a personality and temper that doesn’t allow you to even hear the other party’s words?」 For a while, Yeon-woo could hear Shanon giggling.

Bam! Yeon-woo made his move without any hesitation.

[‘Shukuchi’ has been used!]

The moment Yeon-woo took a step forward, he suddenly disappeared and reappeared behind Ocea.n.u.s. he was wielding his sword made from his shadows. By elongating the shadows on his middle and index finger, he was able to recreate a copy of Scythe. This temporary sword was based on Scythe’s data that Yeon-woo acquired from Kronos while they were connected through unity.

Since the Scythe copy was made with darkness, and as Yeon-woo’s many powers were imbued onto it, the Scythe copy boasted a hard and sharp cutting power that was not far behind the real Scythe.

Boom! However, as if Ocea.n.u.s was proving that his overwhelming victory over Vimalacitra was not a fluke, Ocea.n.u.s swung his body to the side with great ease and threw out his own sword strike. As Yeon-woo’s sword and Ocea.n.u.s’ sword collided, the shockwaves from the impact reverberated out in all directions.

[You have entered the instance dungeon, ‘The Vast Open Sea’!]

As Ocea.n.u.s’ illusory world opened, their surroundings suddenly changed into an endless sea of blue waves appearing without a speck of land in sight. Ocea.n.u.s’ divine domain was the ‘sea’. To be precise, it was the ‘primitive sea’. It was the sea where all divine beings and creatures originated from.

“Oh my. Even if you don’t like me, you should still show enough respect to listen to a few words. Aren’t your actions too harsh?”

“Haven’t I already told you multiple times?” Yeon-woo pulled his sword inward. “If you have something you want to say, you’ll have more than enough chances to say it once you’re in the Purgatory Furnace.”

[Black-Red Gubitara]

Yeon-woo launched one offensive strike after another. Every time he wielded his sword, sword thunder strikes shot out. His sword thunder strikes, which should have been capped at the limits of the Eight Extreme level, had continued to advance. Hence, Yeon-woo was now able to continue growing and multiplying his powers exponentially.

Ninth Extreme of Sword Thunder… Tenth Extreme… Eleventh Extreme… At the Tenth Extreme of Sword Thunder, Yeon-woo was able to output a sword thunder strike that carried 24 times the power of a basic sword thunder strike. However, without even batting an eye or showing any visible strain, Yeon-woo continued to throw out sword thunder strikes.

The force of Yeon-woo’s last strike was enough to gobble up and wipe out an entire galaxy. The sword thunder strike not only dried up the seawater that made up the illusory world in an instant, but it also reached the inner and outer barrier of the illusory world, causing the entire world to tremble and shake to the point of collapsing. The sword thunder strike left a crack on the barriers, which were growing larger as Yeon-woo shot out more sword thunder strikes. Additionally, the shockwave from the strikes were rapidly quickening the spread of the cracks.

Of course, outputting this amount of firepower was burdensome for Yeon-woo, who had to also maintain his polymorph state. However, based on his current expression, it did not seem like he cared.

[Your fate as the Executor is accelerating!]

[The end of days apocalypse is fast approaching!]

[Armageddon is unfolding far ahead of schedule!]

[The ‘wheel’ is quickly turning and spinning!]

[The ‘dream’ is quickly coming to an end!]

Yeon-woo’s use of his remaining law of causality was that much. The sword strikes he shot out were more effective than before, as he received the Black-Red Gubitara as a parting present from Vimalacitra, and because his body reflected his position as the Alternate Ego of the Black King.

Of course, his overload status did not go away, but Yeon-woo did not care. If he did not defeat Ocea.n.u.s now, there would be nothing left anyway.

Boom! Rumble. Rumble! Bam! Whenever Yeon-woo’s sword thunder strikes flashed, Ocea.n.u.s was pushed further back.

“I didn’t…think that you’d be…this strong… This might be a problem?” Each time he was pushed back, Ocea.n.u.s gave out an exasperated chuckle. The difference in their strength was so overwhelming that Ocea.n.u.s could not even give an excuse that he was only losing out to Yeon-woo due to the wounds he suffered when fighting against the Resident of the Border.

Ocea.n.u.s prided himself on being strong, as he thought he would never lose out to anyone other than Yvlke. He thought that this was just too big of a difference.

Of course, Yeon-woo did not pay attention to whatever Ocea.n.u.s was feeling. Rumble! Eventually, Ocea.n.u.s was pushed to his limits.

[Instance dungeon, the structure of ‘The Vast Open Sea’ has reached its limit!]

[The essential being of ‘Ocea.n.u.s’, which maintains ‘The Vast Open Sea’, is shaking!]

[Legends are crumbling.]

[Shards are pouring out.]

As the illusory world started to collapse, the legends that made up the existence of Ocea.n.u.s also crumbled little by little and were thrown into the air.

[Eye of the Heavens retrieves the fragments of the legends.]

[Ear of the Heavens a.n.a.lyzes the fragments of the legends.]

Through the fragments, Yeon-woo was able to read, to some extent, into Ocea.n.u.s’ past.

***

From one of the fragments…Ocea.n.u.s was a child.

“Our first doesn’t act much like a child. Is it because he’s the eldest? He has no desire or motivation. He doesn’t even whine.”

“You don’t know how proud I am because of those qualities he possesses.”

Ocea.n.u.s was different from other children. He did not cry or fight like other normal children. He looked as if he had transcended the history of the world, and everyone said that he was an old man trapped in a young person’s body. Nevertheless, almost everyone praised him and expected Ocea.n.u.s to become Olympus’ next true king.

However, Ocea.n.u.s possessed a secret that he could not tell others. ‘Am I remembering my previous life?’ To be precise, he possessed memories of his life in the previous ‘dream’. It was the memory of an existence called Ocea.n.u.s, who lived in the past ‘dream’, which had now become completely non-existent. The memories of his past ‘dream’ life remained in the young Ocea.n.u.s.

Because of this, Ocea.n.u.s was confused about his ident.i.ty and suffered through a lot of hards.h.i.+p growing up. Just as how the other ‘dream’ Thor that Yeon-woo met was completely different from this dream’s Thor, the previous ‘dream’ Ocea.n.u.s was a completely different person but with the same name as the current ‘dream’ Ocea.n.u.s.

Because of this, Ocea.n.u.s was not able to gain complete consciousness even after being reborn. Though people around him praised him for being virtuous, the truth was that Ocea.n.u.s did not really care for world matters and values. He did not have much affection for this world. The world he saw through his eyes was completely different from the world he remembered, so where was he supposed to lead his heart and mind? All the facts he remembered were obsolete, and even the beings he remembered, who had the same names, had completely different faces and personalities.

This clash of worlds bothered the young Ocea.n.u.s. However, his suffering did not stop there. As he became older, new memories emerged from his subconscious. As expected, they were memories that were made from an Ocea.n.u.s, but not the Ocea.n.u.s that he was now. He possessed memories of various separate Ocea.n.u.s’.

Some versions of Ocea.n.u.s were utterly villainous, while others lived the fate of an Opponent in their respective ‘dream’. Some Ocea.n.u.s saw the end of their respective ‘dream’ firsthand, while others did not even understand the basic concept of a ‘dream’ or ‘wheel’. The problem was that all these memories of different Ocea.n.u.s’ were in the young Ocea.n.u.s’ mind. Furthermore, each of these separate versions of Ocea.n.u.s clearly revealed their different ident.i.ties and shouted out to him to follow them.

Ocea.n.u.s was able to quickly gain strength and power beyond what was expected for his age and became wise beyond his years. However, his reclusive nature also started to show. And, at some point, the young Ocea.n.u.s asked himself, “Why am I experiencing this? These are all facts that have obviously disappeared into oblivion… Why did these memories remain intact and get pa.s.sed on to me?”

It may have made sense if he shared the same soul as the previous Ocea.n.u.s’, but that was not the case. He and the other Ocea.n.u.s all had completely different souls. They were separate beings…separate existences…

Then, Ocea.n.u.s had an idea. “Are you all asking me to stop dreaming this d.a.m.n ‘dream’… Is that what you all want?” To be honest, it was a fatalistic thought. Ocea.n.u.s could only survive if his current ‘dream’ continued. By pursuing the end of this ‘dream’, he would be taking away his own life. Ocea.n.u.s came to the conclusion that, as long as he could delay the ending of this ‘dream’, he would be able to live.

Once he came to this conclusion, from that point forward, Ocea.n.u.s did not run away from the other Ocea.n.u.s’. He began to ‘talk’ to the other Ocea.n.u.s’ who were asleep in his mind. He wanted to hear firsthand the life they went through and hear their thoughts. There were countless options, and Ocea.n.u.s thought that if he put them together well, he would somehow find a way to prevent the end of the ‘dream’.

Ocea.n.u.s soon realized that two conditions had to be met to prevent the end of the ‘dream’. One was to find the Executor. The other was to cover the eyes of the Black King. However, it was difficult for Ocea.n.u.s to get the timing right since no one knew when the end of days apocalypse would start. Some ‘dreams’ ended so quickly that they disappeared before a proper civilization was even established, and some ‘dreams’ only ended after the universe lost all its laws and slowly declined into oblivion.

Ocea.n.u.s thought that he should tell other people about what he knew and seek their opinions. He knew that Olympus stood at the forefront of the Day, so one day, after much deliberation, he met his father, Ura.n.u.s, for a consultation. However, it was on that day that Ocea.n.u.s met Kronos.

“This is your new brother. Why don’t you say h.e.l.lo?”

Upon meeting a very young Kronos, Ocea.n.u.s intuitively knew that this child signaled the beginning of the end.