Chapter 116: Legendary Beasts Successor (7)
The Sabertooth Tiger’s vestige felt danger nearby.
At this rate, he would not only lose his physical body, but also his soul. Forever.
But Bathory’s Vampiric Sword was already approaching his corpse.
A scream that made goosebumps on his back.
With the sound of a ghost in hell that was telling him to follow him, the Sabertooth Tiger’s body started to dry up at a quick pace.
[You have used ‘Bathory’s Vampiric Sword.’ You have received vitality and spirit power.]
[Strength has increased by 2.]
[Dexterity has increased by 1.]
The vestige ran at Yeon-woo with a shout. He had realized too late what Yeon-woo was trying to do.
The horrifying ability of forcefully taking the energy of your opponent and making it yours.
The problem was the Yeon-woo’s energy drain was one of the most superior skills. Not only did it drain all the energy, it sucked the soul up as well.
Yeon-woo had been waiting for this moment since the beginning, and came over to the territory just for this. It was so he could absorb as much magic power as possible before it left the corpse.
Even without the Neidan or the heart, a Legendary Beast’s body was a storage unit for magic power.
‘It would be nice if I could collect the soul of the Legendary Beast while I’m at it.’
The Black Bracelet could only collect souls he had killed. However, it didn’t have to be only him that killed the souls he collected. To be precise, if he had lent even a small hand in killing it, he could take the soul.
The probability differed each time, however.
But what if he used Bathory’s Vampiric Sword?
Then how would the Tower judge the probability?
The Sabertooth Tiger was definitely killed by the Saber God. However, like all other Legendary Beasts, they could all return to their origins and aim for resurrection.
That was the reason vestiges were left. Since they could resurrect, they left their remains.
Even if they died, they didn’t die.
And that was what Yeon-woo was aiming for.
He used the sword to inflict more pain upon the Sabertooth Tiger. Then how would it apply to the Sabertooth Tiger that had died, but wasn’t really dead?
‘It would be like killing him again. Since Bathory’s Vampiric Sword also damages the soul.’
That was a loophole in the Tower.
Of course, it might not work. It was only his theory, and he had never tried it out.
The vestige stopped releasing energy to hurt Yeon-woo kneeled on one knee to the ground.
Yeon-woo instinctively knew.
His gamble had worked.
[Shit! This shit! You, let go of your hand!]
The vestige screamed at Yeon-woo to remove his hand. He must’ve been pained, because he was leaning heavily on one foot on the ground. His eyes were bloodshot.
But no matter how much he tried, the corpse continued to dry up at a rapid rate.
On the other hand, Yeon-woo felt a new strength entering his body. His empty Magic Circuit filled up to the brink. His body became sturdier.
It was incomparable to the power that the Void Dragon or the Abyss Turtle had left him.
It was a bit of a shame he couldn’t get the Neidan and the heart, but the amount of power he got was almost enough to substitute them.
[The growth of your body has been confirmed. The halted succession process in continuing. 99.8%…..]
The Dragon Body took in all the energy like it wouldn’t leave anything left. And because it thought his body was lacking to take in all the energy, his vessel became larger.
[Ahhhhhh…! I! To a mere human!]
Thinking that he was not only killed by a mere human, but also robbed of all his achievements throughout the years, and with the thought that he might ‘really’ die made him scream in fear.
The vestige, that had been flying around in the air like a broken doll, scattered into dust.
[You have successfully absorbed the Sabertooth Tiger’s corpse. You have achieved absorbing the vitality. You have achieved absorbing the soul.]
[The proficiency of the skill ‘Bathory’s Vampiric Sword’ has dramatically increased. 30.1%]
[You have succeeded in collecting all four of the Legendary Beasts’ inheritance. You have achieved an accomplishment that is not easily achieved. Additional karma is being rewarded.]
[You have received 5,000 Karma.]
[You have received an additional 3,000 Karma.]
[The powers of the four Legendary Beasts are clashing within your body. ‘Blessing of the Blue Spirit (Temporary)’ is combining all the powers.]
[The combined power is being added to the Magic Circuit. The proficiency of the skill ‘Magic Circuit’ has increased. 52.1%]
[Strength has increased by 15.]
[Dexterity has increased by 12.]
[You have earned the title ‘Plunderer of the Sabertooth Tiger.’]
[Titles ‘Phoenix’s Successor’, ‘Contractor of the Void Dragon’, ‘Abyss Turtle’s Substitute’, ‘Plunderer of the Sabertooth Tiger.’ are being combined into one.]
[You have earned the new title ‘Legendary Beast’s Successor’.]
[Title: Legendary Beast’s Successor]
A title awarded to the player acknowledged by all the Legendary Beasts on the 11th floor.
Effects: Resistance against all properties by 15%. Control over magical creatures like Mythical Beasts dramatically increases. Also, with the blessing of the Legendary Beasts, your innate powers are being activated.
Yeon-woo slowly opened his eyes. His face was full of smiles.
It was something he felt every time, but he could never get used to the joy of growth.
‘It’s a shame that my Dragon Body still isn’t finished with everything I did, though.’
[The succession process has finished.]
[Current Progress: 99.9%]
After he had reached 99%, the process had slowed down. Now, all he had to do was climb the mountain of 0.1%.
But he was still happy. He now had a strength that was incomparable to before.
Magic Circuit was restlessly circulating. The Cores started to activate again with the help of Heaven Wing Mana Control.
But Yeon-woo didn’t stop there.
He still had the Sabertooth Tiger’s soul.
The Black Braceful was trembling like it was going to break, like the tier of the Sabertooth Tiger hadn’t decreased one bit since it had died.
Then, Chirpy spread his wings.
As if saying not to eat it all by himself.
“Ok. Don’t rush me.”
Yeon-woo smirked and spread out his hand in the middle of the air.
There, the Black Bracelet was surrounded by a black light and the spirits that were inside were changed into dark energy.
He did the same for all the souls except for Shanon’s because he had somewhere to use it for.
The Sabertooth Tiger’s soul could be heard sobbing, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Black Bracelet. Eventually, even his soul was made into a spirit bead.
The spirit bead was larger than other spirit beads. It looked like a jewel.
He tossed it to Chirpy.
It was a bit much for Chirpy to eat the bead that was as big as his head, but he pecked it into pieces to be able to swallow it.
It was a bead that had the spirit of a Legendary Beast. It would be able to get sold for an astronomical amount.
It was still less compared to the Neidan or the heart, but it was still a large amount. And Yeon-woo gave it to Chirpy without any hesitation.
The more Chirpy grew. He felt like he would be able to grow with him.
And when Chirpy finished the bead.
A foggy light followed him. It turned into a blue flame, and it soared into the sky along with Chirpy, who had grown into the size of a falcon.
And when the flame faded away.
A sharp beak and sharp eyes. The top was shining with an ashy blue color, and the bottom was gold. Black patterns followed the path of a fire like it was going to burn the world.
The size was a bit smaller than 50 centimeters, but when he spread his wings, it’s was a threatening meter wide.
[The baby Phoenix (Chirpy) has been able to grow with the spirit bead. It is causing the appearance of ‘discord.’]
[The dark energy has lifted some of the innate evil.]
[All tests have been finished.]
A sudden message.
Yeon-woo widened his eyes at the unexpected message.
What did it mean? The tests are finished?
[You have achieved an accomplishment not easily achieved. Additional karma is being awarded.]
[You have received 5,000 Karma.]
[You have received an additional 3,000 Karma.]
[Health and Magic Power is being healed.]
[All stats are being healed.]
[All Karma is being added together.]
[Current Karma: 11,500 Point]
And the messages kept on popping up, and Yeon-woo was able to realize he wasn’t seeing things.
Yeon-woo thought it might be because his egg on the other side of the Tower had hatched, but using his connection, he could feel it was in a deep sleep.
‘Because of Chirpy?’
That was the only thing that came to mind.
With his growth, Chirpy was able to express his feelings in words.
Yeon-woo thought his beak looked like it was smiling. With his connection, he was able to guess what happened.
‘Is it that? Since Chirpy is also a Mythical Beast, the system is recognizing me as someone who hatched Chirpy.’
Yeon-woo looked for the message that he received when he first arrived at the 11th floor.
[Challenger, please hatch an egg of your own from here.]
‘Oh, so it’s because of this.’
To hatch his own Mythical Beast. There was a trap here.
He did get an egg, but he didn’t have to hatch it. A Mythical Beast that grew up from his dreams was enough.
Chirpy was connected to Yeon-woo the second he was born, and with the help of Yeon-woo, he was able to grow. And so the perfect contract was completed.
So the system recognized it as an accomplishment of Yeon-woo.
‘I thought it would take a while to get off the 11th floor.’