Chapter 191 - Demons' Forest (6)
Translator: HH Editor: thursdays
After the explosion that covered the lake settled down, Aether ground his teeth.
Because he cared about his reputation more than anything, he was able to build up an immunity to when people mocked him. However, this time, he couldn’t help but curse.
His armor was burned black, and it looked like it might fall apart any moment.
If not for his light property, which gave him resistance to fire, he might have actually been in big trouble.
“Anyone left? How many people are safe?”
As Aether shouted through his connection with them, his subordinates started to appear one by one.
All of them were injured. There were even some who were barely alive. And there were only 3 of them.
Including himself, there were a total of 4 people. Nine people came, and 5 people died. Among them, there were a few who were as powerful as high rankers.
The amount should have been more than enough to catch Galliard and Brahm.
However, it was all ruined because of someone that suddenly appeared. If only their guards weren’t down…he couldn’t help but think of what would have happened.
But it had already ended up like this.
Even if they attacked Brahm now, he wasn’t sure if they could win with a force like this.
He hadn’t felt this angry since he was targeting Heaven Wing.
His tightly clenched fists were trembling. His veins were popping out.
Aether began to seriously contemplate whether he should turn back like this.
If he did, he could come back after gathering more forces again. Since he knew about the newcomer’s skills somewhat, he was confident that he wouldn’t lose again.
But if he did that, he would be looked down on by others for losing to a player that wasn’t even a ranker.
Although the guy was someone who was skilled enough to be ranked the same as Allforone on the 21st floor, there were some families who would try to hold this as a weakness against Aether.
‘I can’t get caught.’
There was only one choice that Aether could make. He would have to use the resources he had at hand to hold Brahm down and kidnap the Dragon Human named Sesha.
Sesha was the only dragon’s descendant left in the Tower, other than the Summer Queen. If they could have the genes of the highest of the Superior species, the Elohim would be able to expand.
They would become a step closer in renewing the Draconic species again.
But his head was filled with questions about how he would do it. Brahm alone was enough to fight against Aether, and if Galliard and the Hoarder fought alongside him, things would get complicated.
There was only the option of resting for a bit and looking for a blind spot later. When Aether turned around to look at his subordinates—
“What are you going to do in that shape?”
He heard a familiar voice. Aether narrowed his eyes, realizing the owner of the voice. A woman quietly landed through a green portal.
She looked exactly like Aether, but her overall atmosphere was different from Aether’s.
Hemera of the Day. The two were twins, but the path they took was completely different, so their fate was different as well.
“What are you here for?”
“Can’t you see?”
“I’m here to help my useless brother.”
“If you’re trying to joke…..!”
“Does this seem like a joke to you?”
Hemera lightly flicked her finger. As she did, several portals opened around her, and about 30 people appeared.
They were all from species that were hard to find in the Tower. They were all people who followed her.
“I think this is enough to fill in the empty spots. What do you think?”
Hemera rubbed her finger on her seductive lips and smiled.
Aether clenched his fists.
“Are you trying to steal my accomplishments?”
“No way. How could siblings do that? Steal. I’m just saying I’ll help you because it seems too hard for you to do it on your own.”
Aether shut his mouth. He didn’t want to take her help because of his pride, but reason was telling him that he should.
Restoring the Draconic species. There was nothing more satisfying than this to the Elohim.
With the restored dragons, they would be able to take the Summer Queen’s winning card and catch Allforone to control the demons that were above him.
Especially during this time when it was almost completely confirmed that the Summer Queen’s Dragon Heart was destroyed. They couldn’t miss this good ingredient. Hemera was trying to take part in this.
If there was a problem, it was that Aether would be in Hemera’s palm.
This was the only choice he had. Because he said he would ‘get a dragon specimen,’ he couldn’t back down now.
Heaven Wing. If only he had the corpse of Heaven Wing Cha Jeong-woo, who had the blessing of the ancient dragon Kalatus, he wouldn’t have to suffer this humiliation.
However. He quickly made his choice, as there was only one option.
“Fine. Let’s work together. But the honor of the accomplishments is 5:5.”
Hemera’s eyebrow slightly twitched.
“Why? For someone who can’t do anything without me? How can you be that confident? 3:7.”
“Humph! If you don’t want to, go away. Since only I know about where Brahm is. Or why don’t you go through the rest of the stage with your subordinates to search?”
Aether crossed his arms and sniggered.
“Also, there’s no way you don’t know about the transmutation circle that Brahm is making. If I can’t have it, I’m just gonna throw it away.”
He was saying that he would refuse to work with her, so Hemera had to take a step back.
“Fine. 4 to…..”
“7 to 3. I’m 7, you’re 3. Like I said, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. There are a lot of people who’ll do it since the situation already turned out like this. I’ll just take the disapproval. If I can just get the specimen, I can redeem myself.”
Hemera ground her teeth. He was really stubborn on things like this. That was probably why he was able to think his way out of the nice Arthia.
‘If I can’t, I’ll have to use another way.’
Hemera concealed what she was thinking and looked down at the ground like she gave up.
“Fine. I’ll do it. Where are they?”
Aether named a place that was completely unexpected. Hemera’s eyes slightly widened.
Brahm and Galliard returned after Yeon-woo fed Sesha and put her to sleep.
She wasn’t as wary of him any more, thanks to the snack. They talked about this and that. He learned that Sesha was a child who liked to talk.
She looked like an adorable angel, sleeping like that.
“Is she sleeping?”
“Yes. I gave her a snack, and she seemed to like it.”
“That’s a relief. I wasn’t able to prepare a snack for her.”
Brahm faintly smiled, putting his tools down. The smell of magic emanated from him. He had probably just strengthened the magic around them.
“Then from now, I’ll watch Sesha. You can leave and pick some purple Devil Flowers.”
Brahm pulled out his subspace pocket as he spoke.
Yeon-woo smiled bitterly as Brahm asked him to bring the hidden piece that he had been searching for.
Well, since Brahm was an outstanding alchemist, there was no way he wouldn’t know about the effects of the Devil Flower.
‘So that’s why I couldn’t find purple Devil Flowers in the forest. Did Brahm take most of them?’
It seemed the hidden pieces that he needed would be taken from him.
“I apologize, but I need the purple Devil Flowers as well.”
Brahm’s eyes slightly flashed. Then, he stuck his lower lip out.
“Are you planning on growing the blessing of demons?”
Yeon-woo lightly clicked his tongue. He only mentioned a simple ingredient, but Brahm realized what he was trying to do right away. He probably wouldn’t be able to hide anything while he was here.
Since a long time ago, the Draconic species and the demons were enemies.
The Draconic species, who tried to understand the different laws of the world and tried to blend with them, and the demons, who tried to deceive the law and do whatever they wanted. Fundamentally, they couldn’t get along, and they had an enmity between them for ages.
But also, because of that, the two were healthy ingredients for each other.
The Draconic species could swallow demons to purify their magic, and the demons could eat the Draconic species to improve their mana.
The deeper each other’s blessings were in their genes, the more powerful they came, and the more light their magic power was able to shine.
And even though Yeon-woo couldn’t catch a demon, he knew a shortcut that would have the same results.
Purple Devil Flowers are perfect for the Demonic species to grow in. The more demonic energy is put in, the better it is for the Dragon’s Blessing.
But that only worked for pure Draconic species.
Even after awakening, I couldn’t just swallow the Devil Flower since I was still half human. It could make you sick.
So I needed something to refine it. The person that helped me at the time was Bayluk.
When his brother was clearing the 23rd floor, he was causing an uproar in the Tower. To be exact, it was his brother and Arthia.
Because of that, numerous clans were on their guard against them, so the members needed to find methods to quickly increase their powers.
Anti Venom, Bayluk, had researched a way to help his brother at this time.
He looked for a way to learn the blessing of demons, and what he found was the purple Demon Flowers.
The objective was to refine the demonic energy so the Dragon Body could easily absorb it.
And another ingredient was needed to lessen the poison of the flower.
The heart of the Ceratopsian Dinosaur of De Roy Lake.
But Brahm had already been able to tell what he was trying to do with just a few words.
That meant he already knew about the effects of the purple Devil Flower.
“How did you know?”
“Because I’m doing the same thing.”
Yeon-woo’s eyes became bigger.
Brahm waved his hand like it was nothing.
“As you can see, Sesha isn’t proficient at using the magic power of dragons. It’s one of the limits of being a Quarter. So I’m refining Devil Flowers to raise the level of her magic power.”
Yeon-woo nodded his head. He understood why Brahm had stayed on the 23rd floor for so long.
“But it’s a relief that we won’t clash.”
“I don’t understand.”
“What you’re looking for is ones with concentrations that are at least 4, right?”
Yeon-woo nodded his head.
“But what I’m looking for are those with concentrations of 3 or less. Because the higher the concentration, the more sick you can be. So you can have the ones that are too strong, and bring the weaker ones here.”
Brahm crossed his arms and smirked.
“We’re overflowing with the more concentrated ones anyway.”
They had excess Devil Flowers? He thought the flowers were something that you would be lucky to find even a single one of.
“Follow Galliard. He’ll explain it to you.”
Galliard frowned like he was annoyed, but he sighed. What power would a guest have? If the owner said to do it, there was nothing else he could do.
Galliard told Yeon-woo to follow him and left the cottage. Yeon-woo thought Brahm was joking and followed Galliard.
But it didn’t take too long for him to realize that Brahm was being serious.