Chapter 248 - A Turbulent World (5)
She was only a soul, but all kinds of emotions flickered in her eyes.
Yeon-woo didn’t miss it.
‘As I thought. There’s something I don’t know.’
His brother had written in detail about what he had been through in the diary. There were so many things that it was a wonder how he had learned about them. However, there were also some sections Yeon-woo didn’t understand.
The reason why his brother had to be betrayed was one of them.
At first, he just thought that it was because the others were wary of his brother after he became as strong as one of the Nine Kings.
That was how his brother recorded it in the diary as well. He didn’t go into depth.
But these days, Yeon-woo was beginning to have questions.
‘Jeong-woo had the Draconic Eyes. He couldn’t completely read others’ thoughts, but he could still tell what kind of emotions they were feeling.’
They were wary of him after becoming as strong as one of the Nine Kings, but Arthia had a firm foundation from the beginning.
It wasn’t something that would crumble so easily.
Leonte and Bahal were just small-pond fish who grabbed the hands of the Nine Kings that offered it because they were jealous of Jeong-woo’s strength, and—
“For his Draconic Eyes, it can be explained that Vieira Dune hid herself through Mind Control, since her ability to control someone’s mind was among the best. But it doesn’t make sense that the Nine Kings, who would fight at the drop of a hat, suddenly held hands with each other. What happened?”
The Summer Queen’s eyes became deeper.
「If I tell you…will you kill me?」
“I’ll listen to what you have to say first.”
The Summer Queen spoke with a glare.
「It’s because of…..the Soulstone.」
What was she talking about? Yeon-woo crinkled his face at the word he didn’t know.
「Heaven Wing had Luciel’s Soulstone.」
Luciel. A being more widely known as the ‘One Who Brought Light,’ Lucifer. Even though Luciel was a supernatural being, Luciel couldn’t belong to gods or demons, light or darkness, and he just roamed around.
Then, a thousand years ago, Luciel’s wings were ripped part by the gods and demons, and Luciel fell. The specific reason and process were unknown. There was only a short sentence about it in a legend that Luciel fell after losing wings.
The Soulstone was a remnant of what a great being changed its form to. If his brother had this…..
“You were greedy.”
Yeon-woo laughed dumbfoundedly. The Summer Queen pressed her lips together.
However, it wasn’t like he didn’t understand what they were trying to do.
If it was the Soulstone of Luciel, depending on how it was used, a player could become supernatural for the first time in the history of the Tower. Even if that didn’t happen, they would have a tremendous power in your hands.
In the end, it was because of greed. Everything was because of greed.
‘Then why didn’t Jeong-woo tell me that? For what reason?’
Luciel’s Soulstone…just what secret did it hold for his brother to not even mention it? If it was what put him in that pathetic state, there was no reason why he wouldn’t say anything about it. Also, what had he been trying to do with it?
‘The gods and demons…..know this too.’
It was hard to understand what went on in the minds of those who silently looked down from the 98th floor.
They wouldn’t want Luciel to be resurrected after going through all that trouble of pulling Luciel’s wings out.
All kinds of thoughts flashed through his head, but Yeon-woo didn’t think about it too deeply. Instead, he asked the Summer Queen a question.
“Then the Soulstone? Where did it go?”
「I don’t know either.」
The Summer Queen smirked.
「If I knew, I would’ve taken it. And I wouldn’t be here like this. Right?」
They went full circle. They were back to where they started again.
Yeon-woo’s eyes turned cold as well.
“No. You have to know.”
「What are you saying?」
“Think of every tiny thing you can think of. Then I’ll let you rest in peace.”
The Summer Queen struggled after hearing Yeon-woo’s thoughts. Her chains became tighter again.
「That’s different from what you promised! You said you would kill me if I told you!」
“So you better remember.”
Yeon-woo ignored the Summer Queen’s scream and nodded his head at Boo.
Boo slowly approached the Summer Queen. A dark shadow covered her head.
* * *
A piercing scream rang from where Yeon-woo just left. Yeon-woo glanced back and turned his head.
“The 98th floor will be in a mess.”
Brahm had an evil look in his eyes.
The death of the Summer Queen. The destruction of the last dragon would be a hot topic of discussion among the gods and demons. Gods, demons, dragons, and giants. Two of the species that had once ruled the Tower were now extinct.
He was especially curious about what kind of reaction the demons would have since they were natural enemies of the dragons.
Yeon-woo thought the reason why he didn’t get any messages was that there was a serious atmosphere on the 98th floor.
‘Or it’s because of that Soulstone or whatever.’
Yeon-woo turned to Brahm.
“Are you finished organizing?”
“There was nothing to touch. Everything was neatly sectioned off, so it was clean. Still, there can’t be a greater goldmine than this. So I was thinking…..”
Brahm faded off, looking to where Boo was.
“Ahem! Can’t you make me a lab or a dungeon too? It’s not because I’m jealous. That is, we gained a lot of things this time. So I need a new lab, and it’ll be nice for Sesha and Ananta after she wakes up. It’s definitely not because I’m envious or anything like that, but it’ll be nice…..”
Brahm continued to babble like he was a bit embarrassed bringing it up. It was unlike him.
It seemed like he was jealous of Boo’s dungeon.
Yeon-woo burst out laughing unintentionally. He was amazed to see a new side of Brahm, who he thought was always cold.
“Hey. It’s not something to laugh at. This definitely isn’t for me, but to help you in the future…..!”
[The authority of the Outer Space, ‘Endless World of Night,’ has been given to Brahm.]
[A new function is available.]
[Currently, the rate of destruction of the Outer Space ‘Endless World of Night’ is 96.3%.]
[Begin the restoration process as soon as possible. The longer it is neglected, the faster it’ll be destroyed.]
“…..and that’s why…..hm?”
Brahm widened his eyes at the message that popped up in front of him.
Yeon-woo spoke with a soft smile.
“Wouldn’t cleaning this be of greater help to me than Intrenian? Actually, the condition is so bad that I don’t know where to touch first.”
In fact, the Endless World of Night was a pain in the ass for Yeon-woo.
Because the Red Dragon and the One-horned tribe turned it into a bare plain, it was hard to use at the moment.
But he couldn’t just sell it either.
There might be traces of the Walpurgisnacht that they hadn’t found yet, and he was hesitant to give up an Outer Space like this.
The Outer Space would have many uses. Clan house. The phrase repeated inside Yeon-woo’s head.
That was why Yeon-woo decided to hand over the Endless World of Night to Brahm.
Brahm was skilled enough to create his own Imaginary World in the middle of a stage.
Not only did he know alchemy, but he also knew about architecture, so he would be a great help in restoring the Outer Space.
‘If he can set the Outer Space up as an Imaginary World, that’d be nice too. We can just change the original coordinates. Sesha and Ananta can stay here.’
With Boo in charge of growing and strengthening his forces, Brahm could take care of their internal affairs.
Brahm coughed lightly after reading Yeon-woo’s mind. This was a greater responsibility than he expected. He would be able to create a larger lab than what Boo had.
Brahm’s magic was on a larger scale than Boo’s, so he needed more space.
“Ahem. As you wish. Alright. I’ll take care of this Outer Space and restore it. Galliard isn’t busy with anything at the moment, so we can do it together.”
“It’s nothing. We’re all helping each other.”
Brahm played along with Yeon-woo, who was boosting his mood.
“But as you already know, the Endless World of Night is humongous, probably because it’s a world of witches. It’ll be quite expensive… are you okay with that?”
“Why would I have asked to be connected with By the Table?”
“Hm. You already have plans.”
Brahm’s eyes became deeper.
“The path ahead won’t be easy. You’re basically exposed to the outside now.”
With his contribution in the Endless World of Night, the entire Tower would know that he was strong.
Whatever he did in the future would gain attention.
Yeon-woo cut Brahm off firmly.
“If they attack, I can just destroy them.”
“I feel better since you’re that confident. The path you’re trying to take. I’ll be by your side, helping you.”
* * *
“Then with this, we’re almost done. Shouldn’t we pull out the main dish now?”
Brahm closed the status window of the Outer Space and looked at Yeon-woo. His eyes were settled down.
Yeon-woo nodded and lightly waved his hand.
A soul popped up mid-air, and like the Summer Queen, black energy swirled around it, turning it into an evil spirit. Vieira Dune appeared with a foggy appearance.
But unlike the Summer Queen, Vieira Dune wasn’t as powerful, so she just stood there blankly.
Yeon-woo moved in front of her and took his mask off. Vieira Dune’s unfocused eyes suddenly came to life.
Vieira Dune shouted something, but a shadow stretched out from the ground to bind her.
She screamed horrifically and fell to the ground.
The energy of a Monster Portent entered and left Vieira Dune’s body. The pain that she was feeling couldn’t be compared to anything you could feel in your physical body.
It was like her body was repetitively split apart and put back together again. The feeling of fire burning her body made her want to die.
Yeon-woo looked down coldly at Vieira Dune. He didn’t want to talk with her at all.
“Would you like to go first, then?”