Chapter 250 - A Turbulent World (6)
-Someday, I want to climb to the top of the Tower. Where even the gods and demons can’t reach. Aren’t you curious about what’s there?
-If you’re in my way, I might throw you away. You know me, right? Stay with me until the end.
Vieira Dune had said it as if it were a joke, but when his brother got in her way, she turned her back on him, just as she said she would. That was how great her obsession with climbing to the top was.
His brother had asked again and again why she was obsessed with getting to the top.
He didn’t understand her hate for Allforone and the Summer Queen on the 77th and 76th floor.
However, even when asked those questions, Vieira Dune just smiled, and she never replied.
Vieira Dune was always like that.
If there was something going on, she just smiled, and no one could know what she was thinking. His brother was afraid of her sometimes because of that, but he thought her love, at the very least, was real. His Draconic Eyes told him that it was real as well. And then he was stabbed by a sword.
Anyhow, no one knew where her obsession for the top came from.
The moment that Yeon-woo absorbed Vieira Dune with Bathory’s Vampiric Sword, he realized that she achieved her wish.
The person he had absorbed was definitely Vieira Dune. However, it was only an empty shell. It was only the shedding she had left behind. Remnants. Or a trace.
The ‘real’ Vieira Dune had been absent from the lower world, for a long time at that.
Through her connected channel with Mother Earth, Vieira Dune had raised her Ego Data little by little.
Body Transfer and Mind Plunder. If these two powers were used appropriately, she could copy Ego Data however much she wanted. Using this as the foundation, Vieira had slowly swallowed Mother Earth, like a virus that secretly crept onto a computer and swallowed the hardware.
Of course, in front of the great being of Mother Earth, Vieira Dune was only a small existence. No matter how much she grew, a sandcastle would easily crumble in front of a large wave.
But still, if the sandcastle grew infinitely and became firm, and if Vieira Dune’s Ego Data continued to invade Mother Earth’s? And if it controlled the godly world? Then, could she sweep everything away?
Mind Control wasn’t just something that was applied to your opponents. It could be used on gods and even yourself.
Vieira Dune’s infinite mind became united, and it eventually succeeded in swallowing Mother Earth.
Of course, there were other things that helped with this.
‘The Philosopher’s Stone and the Dragon Heart. Even the Soulstone.’
Vieira Dune had only left the basic Philosopher’s Stone behind with the Walpurgisnacht. She had already completed most of it. And on top of this, she had something else.
It was clear that she had taken half of Jeong-woo’s Dragon Heart and used it.
‘So that was the reason why she stabbed him in the back.’
His brother’s Dragon Heart was actually something inherited from the ancient dragon Kalatus. If things had gone smoothly, as Kalatus intended, there might’ve been the resurrection of a new Draconic species.
He might’ve been trying for a new supernatural ability for the Draconic species after they fell to the lower world from the fight with the gods and demons.
At first, Yeon-woo just thought it was so she could have a magic power source, but looking back at it now, he realized she had been planning to swallow Mother Earth from back then.
She probably used the Soulstone in the same way. Luciel was someone the gods and demons were afraid of as well. If it was a Soulstone with pieces of such an existence, it would’ve been extremely helpful in raising her level.
And with the Dragon Heart, Philosopher’s Stone, and even Luciel’s Soulstone, Vieira Dune was able to use the infinite amount of magic power to back up her huge consciousness.
She had become an apostle that swallowed up her master. It was a crazy idea that no one would’ve thought about.
Also, it was possible because Mother Earth was a ‘concept’ and didn’t have a specific identity.
And the reason why the channel with the Mother Earth had been cut off.
It was simple.
When Vieira Dune invaded Mother Earth, she didn’t have time to think about other things.
But even though he guessed up to this point, he didn’t believe it. There was no case in which a player had taken the throne of a god after the Tower was created. There wasn’t even anyone who knew how to use holiness; people only guessed that Allforone was close.
Vieira Dune probably hadn’t completed synchronization with Mother Earth yet.
Even if she was the controller, there would be defined limits if her level was too low. Raising her limits would most likely require a lot of time.
Showing herself like this was a great loss for her.
But there was one reason she still showed up.
It was probably because she wanted to see Yeon-woo, the person who was behind all this.
“Is the air above as good as you thought it would be?”
『It’s great. It’s air that mere mortals won’t ever know.』
Was it because she was the combination of countless different Ego Data? Her voice sounded like thousands of people were speaking at the same time. It was loud, and it continued to ring out.
“Sure. I’m sure you like it. Since you got it by throwing everyone you knew away.”
The destruction of the Walpurgisnacht was basically a result of the betrayal of their leader and the god they served.
But she didn’t seem to care. Actually, Yeon-woo didn’t expect her to. She was someone who wouldn’t blink an eye to sacrifice others for what she wanted.
『I only came down to warn you.』
Yeon-woo felt the ringing in the air. He felt cold. His dragon scales stood up, but his eyes were calm.
『Yes. To warn you. I don’t have any wish to become involved with you brothers. I don’t have any regrets of my life from the lower world..』
『So don’t pay any attention to me. The ‘Vieira Dune’ in the lower world is already dead, no? Your revenge is over. Don’t be annoying.』
She sounded bored. It was an annoyed tone of voice, like she considered Yeon-woo a little fly that was bothering her. Yeon-woo was flabbergasted. Her attitude of having a one-woman show was unbelievable.
He was also a bit annoyed at his brother for not being able to see people as they were.
To Vieira Dune, Cha Jeong-woo was nothing more than a memory. He was only a stepping stool for her to go higher. She kicked away any emotions she felt just to become a god.
She threw away her body, her heart, and her memories. Jeong-woo’s life was only a plaything.
Yeon-woo ground his teeth as he glared at Vieira Dune.
“Then I’ll also warn you.”
『You? A mere mortal?』
She snorted. The difference between Yeon-woo and Vieira Dune was too great. She might even be greater than Hermes or the Monkey King’s shedding. She was so powerful that he didn’t know if he could ever reach her, but Yeon-woo still growled with hard eyes.
“Wait for me there. It won’t take that long.”
『Do you know what you’re saying?』
『No. You don’t know. You’re talking about murdering a god. You don’t know what that means to gods.』
“No. I’m saying it because I know what I’m saying.”
Just then, countless messages came up in front of Yeon-woo.
[‘Hermes’ bursts out laughing and smacks his knees at your statement!]
[‘Athena’ looks at you with warm eyes.]
[‘Poseidon’ is greatly angered at your arrogant statement. Many gods agree with ‘Poseidon.’]
[‘Poseidon’ shows a strong enmity towards you.]
[‘Agares’ grins evilly.]
[‘Agares’ has strengthened the power he gave you, ‘Hyoongshinacksal.’ You are able to do more with the power from now on.]
[The skill ‘Demonism’ is combined with the power ‘Hyoongshinacksal.’]
[‘Agares’ turns back and shouts loudly at the other demons.]
[The other demons intentionally ignore ‘Agares.’]
[Most demonic societies are looking at you with serious eyes.]
When he caught the Summer Queen, the gods and demons didn’t react, but the moment he spoke about godly murder, fierce responses came out.
Gods were great beings. Obviously, their reputation and honor were the most important. That was the base of what maintained belief in them, and it was the foundation of their holy position. Talking about murdering a god in front of them was like kicking their reputation and honor to the ground.
Even those who weren’t related to Yeon-woo would feel uncomfortable. Poseidon, who hadn’t looked kindly upon Yeon-woo for a long time, was now completely revealing his enmity.
Because he had bound Brahm as his subordinate, the reaction was even louder.
Vieira Dune scoffed at him because she knew this fact well, but her eyes were smiling. She was clearly laughing at him in ridicule. She looked at him as if telling him to give everything he had.
『Sure. Having foolish thoughts is also a freedom that only mortals can have. Do whatever you want. I’ll stay here.』
Vieira Dune disappeared in the fog again. Her presence vanished like a lie.
“…..A god. Someone fell to a soul, but someone transcended. Interesting. Haha!”
Brahm unwittingly laughed after watching Yeon-woo and Vieira Dune’s conversation. Then, he looked at Yeon-woo with cold eyes.
“Look here, Master.”
“You said this before, right? You’d help me return to my original spot someday.”
His original spot. The godly throne.
The promise to return him to ‘Brahma.’
“You better keep that promise. Mother Earth…..I have to kill her myself.”
Brahm felt displeased because his Vieira Dune was still fine after having made his daughter into that state.
No, he was even more dissatisfied at the fact that she had climbed higher. And so that was why he brought it up, but…..
Yeon-woo shook his head.
Brahm furrowed his eyebrows.
“I’ll be the one to rip her apart. I can’t give that up.”
As Yeon-woo replied with a serious face, Brahm sighed subconsciously.
“What should we do? I can’t give that up either.”
“Then let’s make a bet on who’ll do it in the end.”
[Multiple godly societies are looking at you with dissatisfaction.]
Brahm snorted seeing the messages. So what if they were dissatisfied?
For all their amazing powers and their level, they couldn’t even move from the 98th floor. They couldn’t do anything to them.
Also, Brahm strongly believed that he could do it. If he was with Yeon-woo, nothing was impossible.
The future he drew in his head. It was almost gone after his holiness was taken, but in the prophecies that he could barely see with the small amount of holy power he had, everyone was laughing happily, like a family picture.
Himself, Galliard, Sesha, and Ananta.
And between them was Yeon-woo, with a smile so tender he almost looked like Jeong-woo.