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Chapter 112 - Legendary Beasts Successor (3)

Second Life Ranker
     Chapter 112: Legendary Beasts Successor (3)

    [The growth of your body has been confirmed. Spirit Tier(靈格) has increased and the paused succession process will resume.]

    [Current Progress: 99.8%]

    Yeon-woo felt the joy gradually disappearing from his body and opened his eyes. And at the moment, the emotion he felt wasn’t a happy feeling like joy or pride.

    Emptiness.

    It felt like his entire body was his body. He felt unsated.

    ‘The vessel is bigger.’

    It wasn’t because the magic power had left, or anything like that. His magic power had actually increased, with the magic power the Phoenix left him.

    But even with the overall increase, his vessel had grown to a size that made him feel empty inside.

    The opening of all the magic circuits. Not only did the circuits he didn’t even try opening, but all the tiny little circuits had opened.

    It was because the Phoenix’s fire had made a ruckus breaking all the obstacles in its way to open the circuits. And since holy power had been added to the mix, healing him at the same time.

    Magic Circuit became larger and sturdier than before.

    The process that would’ve taken him forever was finished in a single moment. Also, Yeon-woo could feel the Holy Fire left in his body. It was right next to his heart. Where the ‘stone’ was.

    ‘Why did it go there?’

    The stone that Leonte had tried to create, but failed. He had ignored it because he couldn’t do anything to it no matter how hard he tried. But why did the Phoenix’s spark go there?

    He focused all his will on there, but the stone remained still. Instead, the fire that had been absorbed in the flame came out along the Magic Circuit and arrived at his hand.

    A blue fire shot up from Yeon-woo’s hand. It turned into a variety of colors: red, gold, and purple.

    The flame that the Phoenix had been maintaining. It was a holy fire that controlled regeneration and resurrection. It was also the origin of the Flame of Life he received.

    That was what the Phoenix had left for him. And befitting of its owner, it’s power was amazing.

    [Holy Fire]

    Numbering 050

    Proficiency: 0.0%

    Description: The flame that defines the Phoenix, who is the symbol of resurrection and regeneration. Some say it is the first fire to ever have existed. It’s a pure fire that many gods desire.

    *Purification

    It burns demons and curses. It shows a great immunity and resistance to devil property. The strength of this power grows with the proficiency of the skill, and heals a part of the body.

    *Blessing of Fire

    Holy Fire is known as the first fire to exist. It has authority over all other fire properties and high resistance to them. It can show a control of fire.

    Numbering 50!

    It was the first numbering skill he had received after Bathory’s Vampiric Sword. Holy Fire was the absolute enemy of any evil related properties, since it was a power that pushed away darkness and purified curses and demons.

    ‘It would’ve been impossible to use it with the Black Bracelet under normal conditions, but good thing I have that trait.’

    He thought it was a relief that he had the Mana-friendly trait. With it, it was definitely possible to use Holy Fire and the Black Bracelet at the same time.

    Yeon-woo was able to realize just how powerful his trait was with this new development.

    [‘Aegis’ is strongly reacting.]

    [The purification of ‘Vigrid’ is speeding up.]

    He could feel Aegis and Vigrid slightly shaking on his back. It seemed they were glad he received a skill that was compatible with them.

    But he didn’t really understand what the control of fire meant. Did it mean he could move fire any way he wanted to?

    He knew it wasn’t something that you could receive from a mere skill. And on top of that, it was hard to say exactly what defined fire.

    He would need to test a few things to find out what it meant.

    Anyway.

    Yeon-woo once again thanked the Phoenix in his mind. She had fast forwarded his growth by a few years. Even opening all the magic circuits was a huge development for him.

    And Holy Fire was a skill of the Phoenix and the Phoenix alone, so it wasn’t something he could’ve gotten. It was uncomparable to Lizard King Hargan’s Heat Wave.

    But actually, this wasn’t just simply an act of kindness from the Phoenix like Yeon-woo thought. Conditions needed to be fulfilled to receive this skill. If he had neglected Chirpy and left him alone despite knowing the situation he was in, the succession process would never have taken place.

    Only with concern for Chirpy and pity for the Phoenix was he able to receive this skill. And also, it was the desperate last wish of a mother who wanted their child to be taken care of.

    At that moment.

    Chirp!

    Chirpy quietly opened his eyes.

    “How’s your body?’

    Chirp…..

    Chirpy nodded his head. He had gotten better from receiving fire from Yeon-woo.

    “But you should still rest. This place is messy, so let’s leave first.”

    Chirp chirp!

    Suddenly, Chirpy shot up and urgently shook his head. He was still tired, but he seemed to want to say something.

    “We have to save the other Legendary Beasts?”

    Chirp!

    “But you…..”

    Chirp chirp!

    Chirpy jumped up and down in his spot. He somehow tried to change Yeon-woo’s mind.

    Yeon-woo muttered to himself. The Saber God was planning on getting rid of the rest of the Legendary Beasts. And honestly, Yeon-woo didn’t really care about what happened to them.

    He didn’t really have a way to stop the Saber God anyway, since he was on Cheonghwado’s side.

    But Chirpy was telling him not to. He said that the same thing that happened to him shouldn’t happen to the other Legendary Beasts.

    He should’ve been tired. But he put the other existences before him.

    He was a warm and commendable fellow.

    Chirp?

    At Chirpy’s continued request, Yeon-woo had no choice but to nod his head.

    “Ok.”

    Chirp!

    “But there’s a limit to how much I can help. I can’t even catch up to the Saber God’s shadow even if I go now.”

    Despite his recent improvements, Yeon-woo was still lacking, especially when compared to the high ranker Saber God.

    That was reality. And no matter how much Yeon-woo wanted to take revenge, he always had a grasp on reality. The moment he became blind for revenge, it would only grow further away from him.

    Rather, he had to be more logical and calm about the situation.

    Chirpy nodded as if he knew what Yeon-woo was trying to say, along with words that they should escape as soon as the situation became dangerous.

    Yeon-woo got up with Chirpy after deciding what to do.

    The closest Legendary Beasts’ stage was the Void Dragon in the East.

    He was planning on visiting that territory first.

    And so he began to move, but a familiar face suddenly appeared in the Phoenix’s territory.

    Yeon-woo settled the nervous Chirpy by explaining she was a friend and went towards Edora.

    “How did you come here?”

    “I saw you rushing here, and I was worried.”

    Edora let out a breath of relief. On the way here, she had lost his trail and took a long time to finally get here.

    “But where is….?”

    “Where I was staying. Seems like Cheonghwado is hunting all of the Legendary Beasts.”

    Edora widened her eyes at hearing Yeon-woo’s story. And she saw Chirpy, who was being held in Yeon-woo’s arms.

    The clever girl was able to read Yeon-woo’s thoughts right away. The fact that he was planning on completely breaking away from Cheonghwado.

    “I won’t ask you to help. I don’t plan to ask the One-horned tribe to help me either. But I hope you don’t disturb me.”

    “That….”

    She had been against him participating in this stupid war. But she hadn’t even imagined they would be on different sides. She bit her lower lip. And all kinds of thoughts went through her head.

    And when she made her decision, she pulled her sword closer to her chest.

    “….Then I’ll go with you.”

    Yeon-woo shook his head.

    “You don’t need to feel guilty. There’s no need to go that far…”

    “No. I want to help. Also, personally, I didn’t like how Cheonghwado forced our tribe into this war.”

    “But Seseung-nim won’t like that.”

    “It’s been a while since I stopped listening to my father. And isn’t that something you shouldn’t be saying considering you’ve only been his disciple for a short time?”

    “Is that so?”

    Yeon-woo lightly smirked and let out a laugh. And he suddenly had a thought. That if it was the Martial King. Rather than being angry by this situation, he would be amused.

    ‘Of course, he’s not going to go easy on us just because we’re his disciple and daughter.’

    The Martial King was that kind of person.

    “I’ll lead the way since I know where to go.”

    “Ok.”

    Once they made their decision, Yeon-woo and Edora left without any hesitation.

    To the east, where the Void Dragon would be.

    ***

    If the Phoenix was an existence that resurrected forever, the Void Dragon was an existence that endlessly tried to hide himself in the darkness.

    He doesn’t like showing himself to others, and is always in a deep sleep. And because he doesn’t like to be woken up, he buries those who do in the ‘Void.’

    The Void Dragon was a Legendary Beast, but it was more accurate to say he was a magical creature. He was extremely territorial and had a strong and evil personality. He was also a unique creature that eroded the mystical world by spraying his Void when he was sleeping.

    And so the Void Dragon’s test was the hardest out of all the Beasts.

    ‘Although that’s pretty useless now.’

    Once he entered the Void Dragon’s territory, he saw the same sights he had seen in the Phoenix’s.

    The energy of the Void and lightning that should’ve been surrounding the forest was nonexistent.

    The same went for the inside. Dead corpses of magical creatures were everywhere.

    The subordinates of the Void Dragon. Each of the existences that ate the Void like the Dragon were lying with their throats sliced and hearts pulled out.

    ‘I can’t feel the Void Dragon watching me. That means….’

    His suspicions became a reality.

    “Orabani.”

    “Yes.”

    Edora’s gaze ended at the black Void Dragon that was on the ground. He was of an immense size and was extremely long in length. Along the black scales, little puffs of the Void were floating like clouds.

    But the color of the Void was extremely weak, like it would disappear any second.

    Void Dragon. He was exactly like how Yeon-woo had seen in the diary.

    It was obvious, but Yeon-woo couldn’t feel any life. He approached the corpse to see the exact condition of the Dragon.

    Then.

    [Kekekek.]

    A hazy laugh sounded from somewhere.

    “What?”

    Yeon-woo thought the Saber God was nearby and turned his head to the source of the sound.

    And in front of his eyes, a message popped up.

    [The soul of the Void Dragon is looking at you.]