329. Gap (5)
Breaking news continues non-stop on the hotel’s television.
[…] … Challenger Han Seong-yoon denied the relationship, calling it ‘unfounded’ to the Cheonsingyo Church, a religious group that had so far claimed a close relationship with challenger Han Seong-yoon.]
[…] … And the Celestial Cult’s terrorist attack in London was discovered during preparations, and the arrest of Akiyoshi Yuuta, the Celestial Apostle’s representative apostle, was decided.]
[…] … Some people are outraged by the Celestial Sect, but the whereabouts of the Celestial Cult leader have become unclear, and Akiyoshi Yuuta is refusing to cooperate with the investigation, repeating only the words, “There was an untouchable monster living on Earth.”]
It’s no different… … .
[As soon as Akiyoshi Yuuta begins to cooperate with the investigation, the detailed inside story of the Celestial Sect is expected to be revealed… … .]
[Controversy arose when Celestial Church’s prospective apostles, Jiang Wei and Eric, caused a violent conflict at the Seoul Hunter Association… … .]
[In fact, there are speculations going around here and there that this may have led to the collapse of the Celestial Church itself… … .]
Religious groups that had been engaging in modifications until now have been sorted out to some extent.
There are still some Celestialists left as side branches, but even that will soon disintegrate due to the disappearance of the Celestial Cult leader.
‘A pseudo-religion without a god would have no real power, so it’s nothing to see.’
Isn’t it the Celestial Religion that has been evil not only to the Hunter Association but also to various guilds?
Perhaps those circumstances have been captured and preparations are underway to expel them from society.
So I wasn’t too worried.
only… … .
[…] … Here’s the next breaking news. There have been a series of reports of sightings in Brighton, a resort town on the English Channel coast. The Clock Tower Guild and the British Hunters Association are planning to begin an investigation into the story that an unidentified golden light flashed over the strait at dawn.]
“… … It’s embarrassing to even investigate that.”
The problem was that the traces of the battle with the ancient god who wrote the Advent of the Apostles to the Heavenly God were leaked to the outside.
Well, since we erased the aftermath as much as possible with the sacred realm <Transcendence>, we won’t be able to collect much traces from outside… … .
However, I had no intention of leaving it completely alone.
No matter how small the noise, the story about me would be known all over the world and nothing good would come of it.
That’s not what I want.
‘If you create a pseudo-religion unnecessarily, it will become difficult to gather faith on Earth.’
It was worth it.
Didn’t you find out that one of the pieces of information obtained from Earth while killing the God of Battle was that you could acquire the sacred <Earth>?
The sacred <Earth> can only be obtained when a certain number of people worship me, the god of transcendence.
However, in the process, it was not good if negative emotions gathered in me due to the emergence of pseudo-religions such as Transcendental Church.
Because then you won’t be able to obtain the sacred <Earth>.
‘Even so, there is a thing called Transcendental Religion, so there is no need to increase the noise.’
And then I sighed and smiled bitterly.
“Somehow, it seems like the post-processing is more troublesome than the Celestial Religion itself… … .”
But that was only for a moment.
“Well, I guess Hayeon will be able to handle this somehow.”
Is it true that humans are not really concerned unless it is something they have to do?
I felt at ease thinking that this would be over if I asked Lee Ha-yeon anyway.
I didn’t even think about leaving the work to Ha-yeon Lee.
That’s because it’s Lee Ha-yeon’s fault that she’s even in this hotel in the first place.
─… … Seongyoon, there is no need for you to be here. You can stay here until I say it’s okay.
Currently, after finishing the battle in London, I have come to Korea through space travel.
In any case, since I was caught up in the Celestial Church’s manipulations, I tried to do some of the post-processing myself.
‘I tried to deal with people like Catherine Bennett, David Taylor, and Chen Xiaoling directly.’
In fact, the emergence of Celestialism itself was also due to my presence.
However, there was no need to directly handle the post-processing of challengers from all over the world.
Lee Ha-yeon, who arrived in the blink of an eye, handled the situation quickly and accurately and achieved harmony among the challengers.
‘… … I never thought I could handle that while defeating the Heavenly God.’
And I was able to feel quite satisfied with that.
‘It’s definitely nice to have a capable person by my side.’
Thanks to her excellent situation management skills, I was able to take a break like this.
It wasn’t even just a rest; it was a rest right after dealing with the Advent of the Apostle of the Ancient Godhead.
Therefore, there was a need to find out what was gained by defeating the god of despair, fall, and madness who wore the shell of a heavenly god.
‘Even if it wasn’t like that, it was a good thing because I had something to do.’
as soon as… … .
“With the myth <Possibility of Transcendence>, [Transcendence] increases and the concept divinity increases slightly.”
‘Because I had to figure out what the hell this was.’
I narrowed my eyes as I looked at the system message still lingering in the corner of my vision.
“The growth of concept divinity.”
Immediately after the [Transcendence] obtained through the <Divinity Rise> effect of Myth <Possibility of Transcendence> increases by 1%.
The myth <possibility of transcendence> continued to grow into a concept of divinity under the pretext that [transcendence] had risen.
Originally, I thought it was unclear what the concept of divine growth meant… … .
I can tell this as I sit on the bed in the hotel room and focus my consciousness on the divine.
“… … Is it really just that the concept-based deities have become stronger?”
Divine <Death>, Divine <Immortality>, Divine <Spirit>, Divine <Remorse>, etc… … .
The concept series of deities, each representing a specific deity, deepened their color and became stronger.
Perhaps the output of the concept series and the basic scope of application have expanded slightly.
Even if you add the transcendental myth <Spirit Attunement> to this level, wouldn’t it present a truly ruinous synergy?
‘What on earth does this mean?’
So I couldn’t understand it even more.
‘What happens if [Transcendence] is increased to 100% with the myth <Possibility of Transcendence>?’
Why does the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> strengthen the concept-type deities?
Before the final ability was revealed, the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> was just a divinity, and its quality only greatly increased.
So, step by step, we build up all the ranks.
Isn’t it the original function of the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> to finally go to the level of Godhead beyond that?
But this is different.
‘Rather than the status of divinity, it feels like the goal is to grow the concept of divinity itself.’
As before, the level of divinity and the level of soul are raised very slightly.
And in the process, I didn’t feel anything overwhelming that could surpass the ancient godhead.
Even if you simply raise your level of divinity or spiritual power, you won’t be able to defeat a primordial monster like the God of Darkness.
It was obvious that, at best, it would reach the level of a god of despair, fall, and madness.
“It’s transcendence… … .”
How on earth can one grow to surpass even the ancient godhead?
I’m not sure about anything yet… … .
Still, I knew one thing.
‘This could be why the ancient gods and the tower are obsessed with me.’
This is a road no one has walked.
And it will be a path that no one can walk down in the first place.
So, didn’t the tower plan to select me and destroy the gods?
“… … .”
Could it be that the divinity <Death> can even kill the ancient concept of divinity?
It won’t be.
Getting rid of the concept of the ancient godhead means getting rid of the laws engraved in the universe, which means getting rid of the mountain to remove the stone from the mountain.
Such simple unpaired means were less feasible.
‘The limitations of erasing abstract concepts that do not exist in the first place from the universe are obvious.’
So what is the correct answer?
“… … .”
In an instant, many guesses were running through my mind.
“I don’t know.”
But there was no answer among them.
There is still only 1% of [Transcendence] obtained through the myth <Possibility of Transcendence>, so there is no basis for judgment.
At best, I don’t know anything except that the concept-type deities are getting stronger.
But there was nothing to worry about.
‘But at least it’s not the wrong way.’
The path chosen by the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> is probably the right answer to surpassing the true ancient godhead.
I can only guess in advance how it will be done.
And it didn’t really matter if it happened later.
So I immediately shook my head.
“I guess we’ll find out over time anyway.”
As has been the case so far, the truth will become known as time goes by.
Even if it’s a truth I don’t want to know.
so… … .
「Use the command of the sky god ‘Ciel’ to permanently increase your stats.」
“Strength has increased by 67.”
“Agility has increased by 46.”
“Stamina has increased by 44.”
“Magic power has increased by 31.”
“Durability has increased by 21.”
Isn’t it time to achieve growth?
As soon as I consumed the heavenly spirit to increase my abilities, I felt a sense of elation.
However, the level was not as high as expected.
The increase, which previously easily exceeded three digits, has been downgraded to double digits.
When I saw that, I narrowed my eyes and clicked my tongue.
“The upward trend itself is ambiguous… … .”
Even for a spirit obtained by an ancient god who killed the god who wrote the Advent of the Apostles, he did not achieve high growth.
Of course, now that all abilities have reached four digits, even +1 growth is desperate… … .
Even so, it cannot be denied that the growth figure is low for an ancient god who has <descended> a higher level god.
‘At the very least, I need to have the specs to clash with an ancient god high up in the sky with my physical abilities.’
There was still a long way to go.
Is it thanks to the abilities gained by consuming the heavenly spirit?
Now I was able to naturally realize that I could destroy the planet with just my physical ability.
That would be the case because even a mere +1 ability growth would have a big impact.
But even so, the thirst-like feeling seemed to be stuck somewhere and could not be relieved.
‘I don’t think this is enough.’
At least among the challengers, there will be no one who can compare to him in terms of physical ability.
However, it is not at a level that can be used in clashes between ancient gods.
Even if the battle structure is centered around divinity, physical ability is definitely a part of the hand that can be used.
Therefore, it is a great choice to also develop abilities related to physical abilities.
‘Even if conceptualization has been achieved, physical ability is not meaningless.’
After returning to the Tower of Trials, your abilities will steadily increase.
That way, this side will have as many strengths as possible.
but… … .
“We have captured the divinity in the spirit of the sky god ‘Ciel’.”
“The power ‘Sacred Power’ is activated when the conditions are met.”
“Divinity extraction successful.”
It’s still time to focus on strengths other than abilities.
“Special conditions have been met by absorbing the spirit of the sky god ‘Ciel’.”
“You can acquire one of the divinity possessed by the spirit of the sky god ‘Ciel’.”
“The potential divinity that can currently be acquired is <Sky>, <Luck>, and <Cloud>.”
「※At this time, the uneven potential divinity will not appear as an option in the future.」
‘… … ‘That’s fun.’
Now is the time to devour divinity.