Chapter 25: Judgement (RT)
Translator: StarveCleric Editor: StarveCleric
After Goddess Eich created the world, Goddess of Order Astrya and Goddess of Chaos Cynthia created the first generation of dwellers. Ever since then, the war between Order and Chaos became the unending theme of this world.
When the 2 equally powerful Goddess overexerted themselves, and fell into a deep slumber concurrently, the remains of their creations continued to fight the war for them. After the Gold Tribe and Sulfur Race fought each other to extinction, the Moon Elves, representing the Silver Tribe and the Giants, representing the Mercury Race, continued the war of souls.
This war had never stopped ever since the inception of the world.
When the Order suppresses the Chaos, a relatively stable era of Order begins. On the other hand, if the Chaos manages to reign supreme, a Chaos era of pandemonium begins. A change in era could represent the rise and fall of innumerable races.
The future 7 Trials are more or less related to this eternal war. Or rather, it could even be considered an extension of the eternal war.
When the 2nd Generation Goddesses fell into a deep sleep after their fight, it was rumored that they were dead. Astrya’s subordinate, the God of Light, also the God who singlehandedly created the Holy Light, became the core of the 3rd Generation Order Gods.
Of course, just like every ruler who got on the throne, he quickly got the mortal humans with short lifespans to praise the greatness of Holy Light, making them forget the prestige and greatness of the ruler of the previous generation.
As for the Chaos Faction, due to the fact that they regard violence and freedom as a virtue, to date, they have yet to decide on a boss… But their absolute power had always been a tier higher than the Order Faction. After all, in the Chaos Faction where power reigns supreme, those who remain weak cannot survive.
Furthermore, when the First-Generation Children of Order, the Angel Civilization, became a history and the remaining Angels became the servants of Gods, the First-Generation Demons of Chaos are still engaged their merry-making in the Abyss and occasionally, they cause some trouble on the Main Continent as well.
It is to the extent that the Order Faction only has 7 Main Gods whereas the Chaos Faction has a total of 13 Main God-level existences. having only 7 Main Gods on the Order Faction, the Chaos Faction has a total of 13 Main God-level existence. If they were to unite together, perhaps, only the Goddess of Chaos Cynthia would reappear in the world once more.
This is the basic setting of Eich’s Hell. In the game, there are 2 main faction, Order and Chaos. Every gamer, before their birth, must choose between the two and their choice is permanent, unless you delete your character and start all over again.
The war between the two Factions has continued since ancient times till today. Each of them has tasted their fair share of victory though more often than not, it was the Order Faction that held the upper hand
Well, everyone should understand the reason. Since they are living by the primitive and barbaric laws of the jungle and since you can’t be stronger than me forever, then on what basis that I can’t be the one sitting on the throne instead of you? Alright, it ends up in an internal strife. When battling outsiders, they to drag each other down, causing them to fall together in the end despite their strength.
The Sulfur Race and Golden Tribe are exceptionally strong. Even the weakest of their grown individual is at minimum Gold-rank and their sovereigns aren’t any weaker than true Gods. Due to the nature of the Chaos Faction, Chaos beings tend to be more experienced in battle and are slightly stronger than their Order counterparts of equal power rank.
Even so, they are still equals in war. Eventually, after many wars, 90% and above of the Sulfur Tribes and Golden Tribes fell in battle. The Elemental Dragons and Metal Dragons, noticing the plausible threat of the extinction of their species, were unwilling to continue acting as pawns for the war. So, they started walking together secretly and formed the Dragon Tribe of today, distancing themselves from this eternal ‘Sacred War’.
Under the perseverance of the Gods of both faction, as well as to continue fighting on… The high-tier Elves replicated their body structure to create the Wood Elves, Moon Elves, Night Elves, Silver Elves and similar kinds of Elf tribes. Even the Angels have created the First Generation of Mountainous Human Tribe. These tribes, in their grown form, have the battle power of a Silver-rank at a minimum and thus, they were named the Silver Tribe.
Naturally, when there is an injection of new blood on one faction while the other’s population were gradually dwindling due to war, the scales of war began to tilt.
Then, the Sulfur Race who weren’t adept in creationism found their own solution.
The Demons, through offering strength, longevity and knowledge as incentives, managed to successfully tempt the First-Generation Humans, the Mountainous Tribes, to join the Chaos Faction. Now, they are known as the dwellers of the Abyss of Hell — Devils.
Of course, after the incident, the Devils and Demons started an endless bloodshed to vie for the crown of evil, making the Demons incomparably regretful of their decision then. But again, it was their fall to depravity that strengthened the battle power of the Chaos Faction significantly back then.
After tasting the sweetness, they successfully lured Fallen Angels, Red Dragons, Black Dragons, Fire Giants and Giant Devils to join their ranks. These new races formed the Mercury Tribe and became the arch-enemy of the Silver Tribe.
The betrayal of the first intelligent humans, the Mountainous Tribes caused the Order gods to purge the First-Generation Humans. Eventually, the Second-Generation Humans, which is the humans now, are created.
However, this generation of humans was designed to use as pawns.
Compared to the other tribes in the past, they are extremely weak individually and their lifespan is exceptionally short. What the creators was hoping to make were just pawns who can’t cause much damage even if they were to turn their back on them.
But surprisingly, this weak race changed the entire flow of the battle.
Weak at birth? This provided them the motivation to pursue power through creating weapons, studying magic and such. They studied martial arts from the Beastmen, smithing from the Dwarves and Giants and magic from the Elves.
Short lifespan? This made them cherish their time more. With an endless desire and motivation for knowledge, their footsteps reach even Heaven, Hell and many other dimensions.
Furthermore, the iron law of the world dictates that the stronger a race is, the harder it is for them to reproduce. In comparison, the weak humans have fearsome reproduction ability.
Basically, once the numbers are there, the humans wouldn’t lack geniuses who could face the Gods and Demons head-on.
After experiencing countless wars, when the age of the Giant Devils finally came to an end, the fact that the world belongs predominantly to the humans now is the best proof.
The powerful existences in the Chaos Faction weren’t just for decorations as well. They were still unable to create living beings but they are capable of twisting the laws of the world… Thus, the Ancient Human King, the dictator who ruled the world countless years ago crawls out from his tombstone, powered not by stamina or blood pulse but by the endless Power of Death.
He was the first Undead, as well as the oldest Death God Ayer.
For a significant period of time, Undead served as a tool of war for Demons and the Malevolent Gods. The Undead swung their blades towards their closest kin mercilessly.
TL: Malevolent gods refers to gods of the Chaos Faction.
I must say that the bloodthirsty Undead who crave for the souls of the living to fill their void are a convenient tool of war. They do not fear death and their numbers are endless.
No one would wish for their own brethren to be reduced to simply pawns and tools of war. So, Death God Ayer secretly granted the intelligence of the Devils to his own brethren. Even though only Undead who were Silver-rank and above could possess the ability to think, this was enough to create the earliest Undead Lords. Under the command of the Undead Lords are countless subjects who fight fearlessly for them.
Since they weren’t even afraid of death, why should they accept slavery?
Alright, so what happened afterward was the betrayal of the entire race.
As seen from the Xiluo Empire now, the Undead are an independent race. Often, there are human Mages who fear death and in search of longevity, they convert themselves to an immortal Undead and the core of the Undead race — Lich was born like this.
The never-ending war between Order and Chaos is something not even the dead could escape from. Upon death, the souls of those who believes in the Gods of Order would be sent to the Heaven Realm where the Gods live. The strong would have a chance to become a God Envoy and continue fighting for them. As for the faithless, cultists and evil, their souls would flow along the River Styx through the Abyss and Hell. There is a possibility that they might be converted into a Devil or Demon at any time and climb up to shore.
The War of Dimensions between the Abyss and the Heaven Realm, the eternal war between the Order Faction and Chaos Faction continues to function as a never-ending meat-grinding machine
For the player, this is not only the past history but also the storyline for the future plot.
Once you choose a Faction and join the world, endless wars and calamities would follow by your side.
Eich’s Seven Trials, the first 2 trials are problems which could be solved internally by humans. At that point in time, on the Surface World, Silver-ranks are sufficient to serve as the main attacking force. When the 3rd Trial, The Undead Calamity, and the 4th trial, The Return of the Demons and Devils, begins, the war would have escalated to the point the Golden Tribes would interfere directly in the war. At this point, the Gold-rank humans can only be considered as higher tier pawns.
Not mentioning the 5th and 6th for now, the 7th Trial, also the final Trial, is the revival of the 2 Goddesses. The ancient history would then play out once again. At that time, even with the strength of the SemiGod which I once reached, can only count as slightly higher quality cannon fodder.
When that time comes, the Gods begin fighting directly on the mortal world. The Eich Continent cracks and cracks once again. The Foreign Dimension Gates open and the powerful foreign races would turn this entire world into a living hell.
As for why the reason why there isn’t an 8th trial, when the world has been cut into 3000 pieces or more, that isn’t important anymore…
No wonder Seers would tend to be eccentric. How can I take it lying when I know that a future of a doomsday is awaiting…?
Perhaps, I became mad the moment that I became aware of the calamities awaiting us in the future. I pursued power in a frenzy, slaughtered in a frenzy and used my Golden Finger Game System to improve myself in a frenzy. Of course, in the midst of doing so, I committed unpardonable crimes as well.
Going by that principle of mine that sinner must be judged, I’m afraid that the first one that should be burnt on a stake is me.
Even so, I don’t intend to argue my way out. I admit to my crimes but I have no regrets. Besides… I seem to found a way to divert the course of the world and have done much in preparation for it.
In this moment, the time that I have waited so patiently to come is probably here. The main storyline mentioned in the System Notice also represents the start of the 1st Trial ‘Whisper of the Demons”.
The start of the main storyline, in the original ‘history’, also represents the point when players entered the game to change the fate of this world.
If it was just like what the strangely pragmatic advertisement slogan says, ‘A true world is awaiting, you hold the future in your hands’, then the cause 7 Trials probably have something to do with those short-sighted and foolish players.
The one who opened the seal to the Abyss that allowed the Demons and Devils to roam the mortal world is a bunch of player mercenaries who were blinded by greed. Furthermore, the one who ignited the Calamity of White Bones which plagued the entire world was, in fact, an invasion by an Undead Lord player.
The irresponsible otherworldly visitors fight for the sake of gold coins and equipment. They view the original inhabitants as puppets to fool to extract their remaining worth out, turning the hard-to-survive calamities into an impossible-to-survive hell.
Of course, for the world to continue moving forward, the ones who fought the war and sacrificed themselves many times for it, some even having their accounts deleted as a result, were also this bunch of otherworldly guests.
This time, in this real world, there are no longer any gamers who hold the future in their hands. The only one who can change the future is me, a defective Skeleton Beholder.
“I swear to reverse cause and effect, change the course of fate and bring the populace safely out of the calamities.”
Alright, after a bunch of crap, I believe that everyone is sick and tired of the settings and background. Let’s get back to something concrete.
For a long time, I have been thinking and thinking about how to tide through these calamities. Un, at the very least, how to stop the repeating loop of the Eternal War.
“Holy Light huh?”
The Holy Light which conquers over 30% of the world’s believers became my experimental device.
The foolish God of Light have indeed fulfilled his motives and became the strongest God. However, due to the excessive influx of faith, he was assimilated by the faith and lost his humanity, turning him into a Concept-like existence.
A little tough to understand? It is like an old PC downloading the entire internet’s data at one go, causing the CPU to explode. The entire system is jammed, leaving only the hardware to operate.
Un, the God of Light is that PC which exploded. He is only now instinctively maintaining the basic programs whereas his owner has already disconnected. On the other hand, as he represents the Concept itself, losing his owner made him even stronger.
As Concept Gods too, the ‘great’ Mother of Earth and ‘wise’ Goddess of Magic are incredibly powerful Gods. But, other than providing power to their own believers, they don’t even have a sense of self, thus depriving them of the ability to interfere with the world.
“Any child of Order who worships the light has the authority to wield the Holy Light.”
This dictum of the Holy Light might seem sacred but in actuality, it is just a machine-like way of dealing with the prerequisites to use Holy Light. There are two prerequisites to using Holy Light and anyone who fulfills these requirements are able to utilize it. Firstly, he must be of an Order bloodline and secondly, he must worship the light…
Alright, my experiments have proven that it is just a load of bull. Even a Demon can utilize the Holy Light when possessing the body of a human. It is enough as long as you brainwash him and to fool that receiving machine that you really worship the Holy Light.
Just the Holy Light itself isn’t sufficient for my plans.
Holy Light is a Lower Concept of Order. Its key Concept revolves around ‘Cleanse’. That’s to say, it causes everything to proceed on naturally along the laws of the world. So, existences that defy these laws, such as the Undead who defied the laws of death and the Demons and Devils who are children of Chaos, are naturally its arch-enemy.
In reality, Holy Light is indeed the nemesis of these two Chaos lifeforms… So, those who intend to use Holy Light to pursue peace and harmony are just like those who pursue military might to bring about world peace. Anyway, the result of it is destroying all of their enemies.
Eich’s long history has proven that it is impossible to completely wipe out a faction. Order and Chaos can’t destroy each other totally. After a short-lived victory, a merciless vengeance would soon follow suit.
Since destroying the other faction is impossible, then getting along is the only plausible solution… Getting along with the completely unreasonable Chaos lifeforms? If word were to spread out that I said this, then I would have really proven true my honorary title of ‘The Lich whose head was dunked in water Roland’.
“If only there was a boundary, a boundary that everyone would acknowledge.”
This is my most initial thought. Afterward, I recall the agreements made among countries in my previous life. Then, I remembered the legal career I passionately worked in in my previous life…
“Alright, since I’m so idle now, being trapped Sulfur Mountain City, why don’t I just give it a shot? There’s nothing to lose anyway.”
Thus, ‘ding ding dang‘, the Supreme Court was built. ‘Ding ding ding’, the 4 Halls were erected. ‘Ding ding ding‘, the entire legal system has been formed…
So, when the thick notebook which I filled with different laws was somehow recognized by the Origin of Order and became the God Equipment Origin of Codex, the Power of Law also rises to become a Concept equal to the Holy Light. The one who found it hardest to believe that these all had happened is me myself.
After a long state of disbelief, I fell into a state of uncontrollable frenzied laughter and intense joy… Then, laughing and laughing, I started crying. I don’t even recall how long had I been in a state of madness, how long I had struggled…
“Hahahahaha, so the solution was so easy after all. For an entire 300 years, I had been walking in circles. To think that the key would be on me from the very start.” After countless failures, this is the first time I saw the light of hope.
The core of the Holy Light is ‘Cleanse’, putting everything back to the order they belong to. The core of my Power of Law is ‘Equality’. Every life has their own reason of existence and order. Even Chaos itself is a twisted form of Order. As long as both parties work within the boundaries they agree on, then coexistence could be possible.
This boundary is the basis of the Power of Law.
“Those who bypass these boundaries will be punished and even sentenced to death. Regardless of his identity, strength and race, in the face of the scale of law, everyone is equal.
The first Power of Law is similar to the primitive form of the law we have now, revolving around the concept of an eye for an eye. It is very crude and hard to control, wounding both the opponent and the user. Fortunately, as long as my phylactery isn’t damaged, it is just a matter of reviving. I am used to dying anyway… Cough, after adding in more laws and changing the core principles, the current Power of Law is getting closer and closer to the ‘Laws of Equality’ I hope to create.
“As long as Law Enforcers give up their individuality to fight for justice and equality, they will be able to wield the Power of Law.”
I imitated the simple rules of the dictum of Holy Light but I was still far away from the day of achieving that.
As a newborn power of concepts, the Power of Law is still weak and requires an influx of faith for it to grow. Now, only in Sulfur Mountain City where the Power of Law is the thickest, in an area around the Origin of Codex can the Power of Law be a Concept equal to the Holy Light.
“After all, there’s no God of Law. However, there will be one…”
Just like what I said when I was teasing the Town Security (Undead Playground), there will be a God of Law and the Power of Law that is recognized by the entire world. As long as my scheme… Hehe, I think using the word plan is better, succeeds, what should be there will be there.
“There will be a God of Law and Enforcers, who wield the Power of Law, will roam the entire world. Every city will establish its own justice and legal system…”
…It will all be there! I swear on my phylactery!
This time, I won’t be the silly individual who tries to block the truck with his weak arms to attempt to change ‘history’. This time, we, all of the Law Enforcers who believe in the law, will become the authors of a brand new history.
When that fool, Adam, asked me if it was worth it to sacrifice so much for such an intangible dream, my answer remains the same.
“Of course it is worth it. My dreams are like the sea of stars. My Power of Law will one day surpass the lame Power of Holy Light.”
Yes, without a doubt, I am poaching from the Holy Light. Maybe I should be glad over the fact that the God of Light has lost his sense of self or else getting erased by a ray of light from the sky all of a sudden would be my ending.
But now, those foolish Holy Knights are instead overjoyed over the creation of a new power in the Origin of Order and even specially sent people here to study it…
Let me return to my corner to laugh a bit. When the Power of Law becomes mainstream and legal systems are built up all over the continent, would there still be a need for the existence for a Holy Church who repetitively preaches old values? Is this the legendary act of cornering oneself?
This reminds me of another world where the teachers in those monasteries became the creators of modern science, thus digging the grave for creationism… History are indeed similar all around the world, it is always the people inside who dig the holes for their own downfall.
Un, when that time comes and they lose their jobs, as repayment, I will open the system and provide job changes for Holy Knights to Justice Knights, Priests to Judgementor and Holy Mage to Law Incantationer. The tips I would earn from the service I should be quite substantial.
“Lord, we are done with the preparations.”
Elisa’s voice interrupted my wonderful daydream.
This is the First Hall of the Supreme Court as well as the largest Court, capable to holding up to a thousand people. But, due to its large size, it is expensive to upkeep this place and thus, I have only used it on several occasions.
“Now, it is time to show the world the true divinity of the Power of Law. From now onwards, starting from Sulfur Mountain City, the Power of Law will penetrate every corner of the world…”
The plain and calm description of a deep voice reverberates within the huge hall, resulting in an ancient and heavy resonance, as though like it is a feedback from history, as though it is the decided future.
Now, as I sit on the top of the court, the entire spectator stand remains empty. On my left stands the strongest person of the judicial system Judge Kale.Diya and on my right, the blank-faced Xueti, who is a Legend-rank.
Elisa carefully passes a thick old book filled with yellow pages forward. The old book which feels like it might scatter with just a blow of the wind is the highest God Equipment of the Power of Law, the Origin of Codex.
“Old companion, I haven’t used you ever since you became a God Equipment.
Caressing the familiar binding, I feel a little sentimental. Looking around me, Kale and Xueti nods, indicating that they are all prepared to go. Thus, I started speaking.
“I, the Supreme Judge Wumianzhe.”
“I, first-tier Judge Kale.Diya.”
“I, second-tier Judge Xueti.”
“We call for a Council of Judgement! Begin the hearing!”
Following our declaration, the silver light of the Power of Law scatters down like stars and the entire world is shrouded by a blinding silver light. The next moment, we are no longer in the old court, but in a space devoid of anything.
Taking over the God Equipment Origin of Codex, the Saint Great Law Incantationer Kale.Diya strokes the beard he is proud of and speaks with a deep voice:
“The Court of Stars!”
Legend-rank experts pull their distance away from Gold-rank experts by showing to the world the glamor of their souls, their Soul Imprint. If so, then what does a Saint-rank expert has to differentiate themselves from Legend-rank experts?
“It is the world. Saint-rank experts have their own Soul World, allowing them to project the ideal world in their hearts into reality. In the world they created, they are able to exert 300% of their usual strength.”
Very quickly, with the help of the Origin of Codex, Kale completed the creation of his own Soul World.
That is a court created by the light of the stars. There is the Judge’s Stand, Defendant’s Stand, Plaintiff’s Stand, whatever a court should have are all there. In this court, all kinds of fighting tools and abilities have been voided and no lies could be spouted. The only thing that one can rely on is facts and interpretations of the law.
In this moment, the empty spectator stand is filled with figures created by the glimmer of the stars. The star spirits of ancient heroes are invited as spectators to view this miraculous judgement.
But unlike normal spectators, they will use the justice which the world sing praises of to make a judgement. If they find the judgement to be unfair, they can forcefully terminate the judgement. On the other hand, if they find the judgement impartial, they won’t be stingy with their applause.
“First of all, the crime of escaping from jail!”
“Pah!” The gavel strikes down and innumerable starlight gathers. In this moment, the Defendant’s Stand fills with intangible figures as the escapees from Sulfur Mountain City Prison fell into a daze.
Their physical bodies are now looking blankly forward without any strength in their limbs. They simply stood there in a daze, as though their souls had escaped. In reality, their souls have been brought to this star-filled court.
“Why am I here…”
Towards the chatter of their souls, I lightly knock the gavel.
“Incantation of Law: Silence!”
Then, only the sound of Xueti’s mumbling of the incantation could be heard.
In this court, the effects and the consumption of mana for Law Incantations have been increased significantly. Despite it being just a 1-circle Incantation of Law, he has already chanted for an entire 30 seconds!
“Incantation of Law: Judgement!”
When Xueti finally activates the Law Incantation, a bright red light appears on all of the souls and a vague image appears on their forehead, signifying their guilt. It shows how they attacked the prison wardens, escaped from jail, killed the patrols blocking the way and brought harm to ordinary citizens along the way.
“147 innocent citizens have died and the estimated loss totals to 3.62 million gold coins.”
The star spirits on the spectator stand begin to ramble angrily. To these ancient heroes, the hurting of innocent citizens is the shame of the powerful. It is an act they can’t accept. Many of them even display a thumbs-down gesture towards them.
Then, all of the videos turned into a scene of the physical monument outside the Sulfur Mountain City Prison gates. Carved on it is some laws that I have written personally.
“Sulfur Mountain City Statute 97: Escapees from prisons will be hanged!”
My gavel also strikes down immediately.
“1461 defendants judged guilty of escape from prison. The court sentences them to death by hanging! The sentence is to carried out immediately!!”
The next moment, all of their souls return back to their body. Just when they were, despite being drenched in cold sweat, glad that it was just a nightmare, they fail to realize that a sensation on the neck is making it harder and harder for them to breath…
Following which, ‘hulah’ and an intangible rope pulls their heads up, leaving only their legs to kick frenziedly in midair.
Even though they were grabbing their necks frantically, causing multiple scratches on their necks, they were unable to grab hold of that formless rope. After numerous seconds of struggling, both of their hands slump down, devoid of strength.
After concluding the first round of judgement, I took a deep breath.
“The execution has been completed. The second crime, the crime of betraying the city!”
It was similar to the previous process, just that the defendants this time are the remaining Councilors who conspired with the other Underground Cities, the trolls who made use of the chaos to rob and slaughter others and such…
“Death penalty!! Decapitation!”
Following the fall of the gavel, thousands of heads fall to the ground. Seeing how the sinners suddenly fall dead in the midst of wreaking havoc, citizens of the city kneel down, thankful for the appearance of this miracle!
“The third crime, the crime of war and the crime bribery!!”
This time, following the strike of my gavel, my sight changes continuously. Finally, I arrive at the battlefield a distance away, in the sulfur mountains which have changed into an ice field!
The both parties on the battlefield don’t seem to have noticed the arrival of the Court of Stars. Only Margaret and the Beastman Chieftain seems to be tilting their head to look in this direction.
“It is normal for Margaret who has stepped into the realm of SemiGod to feel me but that Beastman… Looks like he isn’t a normal Saint-rank.”
But the arrow is already drawn, I have no choice but to proceed ahead.
“Thou warn the court that the crime is still ongoing and the invasion is currently proceeding along, so a verdict must be executed immediately to lower the losses of the victim!”
“Pah.” Kale’s suggestion is logical and at the same time, it could save a portion of the powers of the Origin of Codex, which is on the verge of drying up. There’s no reason for me to reject it.
“Agreed. Shorten the process and begin judgement immediately!”
“This land belongs to the jurisdiction of Sulfur Mountain City. The invaders, the Underground Alliance Army, and the victim, Sulfur Mountain City, is clear to see. Following the codex…”
The 3 judges came to the same conclusion and chants of ‘death penalty’ could be heard from the spectator’s stand. The judgement of the Council immediately takes effect and thus…
In the next moment, on the ground, regardless of whether it is the strong military officers of the Beastman or the old experienced Beastman veterans, after being labeled with the mark of guilt, blood started to bleed from their eyes, nose, mouth and ears. One after another, they drop to the floor silently. In the sky, the eyes of the Red Dragons and Black Dragons roll back and they fall to their deaths.
The mysterious deaths of strong warriors one after another causes the entire battlefield to be enveloped in an eerie silence. Even the wise Margaret stuns upon such a sight.
The fiery battlefield from before chills down in a blink of an eye after the verdict was passed.
The ground was full of corpses of the invaders…
In this moment, the Underground Alliance Army is almost annihilated. The only exception would probably be the Dragon Empress who was loitering around the sky.
After realizing that something was amiss, the strongest Dragon of the Underground World abandons her comrades and flees from the battlefield without a second thought.
From the very start, I didn’t include the SemiGod Dragon Empress into the judgement. As a SemiGod tier, she is too powerful. Given Kale’s strength, even with the augmentation of a God Equipment, he is unable to judge her. If he were to do it forcefully, the entire Soul World might even shatter.
“If only I was in my best condition…” I shake my head. Just like Margaret’s catchphrase ‘Hypothetical situations are meaningless, [if] is only an excuse used by the weak to console themselves’. I better focus my attention on the present.
The judgement has ended and the star spirits have scattered. Sweeping across the battlefield with my eyes, I see the dead Beastman Sovereign standing up as he glares furiously at me.
In his beast eyes, a black-green inferno is burning fervently with bone-piercing hatred.
“So it really is the doings of the Demons? Furthermore, it looks like it is a noble. Seems like I won’t be able to get him.”
I am familiar with that flame. That is the Chaos Inferno that originates Hell, only great Demons of noble bloodline can wield it.
In the next moment, Shou.Nuya’s figure disappears completely in a patch of black smoke.
As for our side, the dissolution of the Soul World seems to have reached the final phase.
“Lord, looks like I must apply for 2 months of long break.” After saying this, the old Kale who had overworked himself this time falls to the ground unconscious.
“Good job.” After getting Xueti to settle Kale properly, I glance helplessly at the Origin of Codex which has lost its glow. After spending so much energy, it looks like the God Equipment is in for a longer break.
But looking at the city area which begins to regain its peace, the survivors are thankful for the miracle as they hugged one another and rushing to and fro to report their safety to their families, I feel that it was all worth the effort.
Finally, I strike the gavel down lightly.
“End of hearing. Court dismissed.”
Wow, long chapter. This represents the end of the internal strife arc. The next arc is going to be a little more interesting.
“When that time comes, the Gods begin fighting directly on the mortal world. The Eich Continent cracks and cracks once again. The Foreign Dimension Gates open and the powerful foreign races would turn this entire world into a living hell.”
TL: Alright, retranslating Chapter 25. Since I’m on it, allow me to clarify that the there is a difference between Dimension Gates and Foreign Dimension Gates.
TL: I will leave the words RT on the chapters I retranslated to bookmark for myself. Anyway, if you still spot mistakes in chapters labeled with RT, please do comment and I will change it