404. Pantheon (1)
I had to end my rest soon.
Haven’t we already piled up a mountain of work that needs to be done?
Currently, I have obtained mythology <Possibility of Transcendence>, necromancy, and in addition, godhood-specific powers obtained as achievement rewards, trials clear rewards, etc.
Then there was a need to definitely check them.
‘First of all, it has been decided what to prioritize.’
In an instant, I forcibly shook off the feeling of helplessness that filled my whole body and began the task of checking.
‘Well, from now on, we’ll just check each thing in detail.’
If I were to be honest, should I say that it’s because the Tower of Trials made it impossible to observe from outside?
In fact, except for the Tower of Trials, there was no need to worry about outsiders’ views, so the confirmation work could be completed quickly.
━Achievement ‘Killing the Ancient Godhead’ has been achieved.
━Exclusive permission #D-0007 [Increased Compensation] is automatically activated when the conditions are met.
━The reward level obtained through achievements increases from [SSS level] to [SSS+ level].
━Acquire the deity exclusive power ‘Pure Death Seeker (SSS+)’.
A pure seeker of death.
There was a need to learn about the new deity-specific powers that originated from the achievement system, which is one of the benefits that the Tower of Trials gives to challengers.
Originally, Top’s achievement system differentiates rewards according to achievements depending on how valuable the challenger has achieved.
If so, the prediction was also simple.
“… … .”
If I were reborn as the only slayer of the ancient godhead in this universe who could kill the ancient godhead, I would have the abilities of a cosmic scale to match.
‘I’ll try it.’
The moment I activated my power without any hesitation, with eyes sparkling with anticipation.
The sacred <death> flowed from his entire body, creating a strange tremor.
and… … .
“The deity exclusive power ‘Pure Death Seeker’ is activated.”
“All beings that come into contact with sacred <death> will perish as their life, magic power, and divinity are gradually polluted.”
“All beings touched by sacred <death> take fixed damage to essential elements directly related to life.”
“All beings who touch the sacred <Death> can never avoid damage caused by pure seekers of death.”
“this… … .”
“It’s a debuff, right?”
A pure seeker of death.
The power gained after killing the God of Epiphany, one of the ancient deities.
It had the ability to apply numerous debuffs by assisting the concept of sacred <death> itself.
‘And isn’t this all… … .’
It’s not even just that.
‘Can’t be avoided. And in addition, there is one supernormal ability that allows you to inflict some kind of fixed damage. ‘I’m sure.’
If we were to be specific, it would be fair to say that ‘Pure Death Seeker’, a god-only power, possesses three supernormal abilities.
‘It’s a little ambiguous, but… … .’
It was simple.
Even if he is a strong person with power close to the highest level among ancient deities, if he touches the sacred <death>, his divinity will be polluted and become weak.
Not only that, it can inflict fixed damage to the ‘essential elements directly connected to life’ of all beings that come in contact with the sacred <death>.
And, it can deal with numerous debuffs and special fixed damage caused by the divine <Death>.
That’s it, isn’t it?
“… … .”
However, it is difficult to guess what it means to be able to inflict fixed damage to ‘essential elements directly related to life’ based on the sacred <death>.
‘I can feel everything except one.’
Of course, even that didn’t really matter.
Anyway, as you climb the Tower of Trials and practice battles, you will be able to easily understand the meaning of this fixed damage ability.
Only then did I deactivate the Godhead-only power ‘Pure Death Seeker’ and then put a grin on my face.
“It’s not a bad power.”
It was great.
Now, isn’t the divine <Death> able to deal damage to the opponent without any restrictions, no matter how strong it is among the ancient gods?
A blow that cannot be avoided that is not influenced by things like divinity or spiritual attacks?
In fact, in this regard, there is another hidden card that can fight on equal footing with any of the ancient gods.
‘next… … .’
━Absorbed the spirit of ‘Dirmoa’, the god of growth.
━Challenger Han Seong-yoon won against the Ancient Godhead, becoming 21% closer to [Transcendence].
━ As a special reward according to <Divinity Rise>, you will receive the exclusive effect ‘Chaos Hunter (SS+)’.
━From now on, challenger Han Seong-yoon’s level of divinity increases by +10% every time he faces an ancient deity.
‘It must be the ghost of an ancient deity obtained through the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> and necromancy.’
Just like that, I finished figuring out what I gained by killing the God of Epiphany, one of the ancient deities.
‘Just by looking at it, you can see how much stronger you have become this time… … .’
Before we knew it, the myth <Possibility of Transcendence> had achieved a tremendous rise, and had reached a level of power close to the top among ancient deities.
In fact, considering that there would not be much left until [Transcendence] reached 100% according to the myth <Possibility of Transcendence>, it was truly remarkable.
‘It just so happens that when I fight with an ancient god, I even get a buff that increases my god level by 10%.’
Moreover, the exclusive effect ‘Chaos Hunter (SS-)’, acquired through <Divinity Rise> in the myth <Possibility of Transcendence>, increases the level of divinity by +10%.
The results obtained through Shinhwa’s <Possibility of Transcendence> have all been confirmed.
Only then did I immediately absorb the spirit of the god of birth extracted through necromancy, resulting in the growth of all abilities.
「Use the spirit of ‘Dirmoa’, the god of growth, to permanently increase your stats.」
“Strength has increased by 407.”
“Agility has increased by 493.”
“Stamina has increased by 606.”
“Magic power has increased by 601.”
“Durability has increased by 607.”
“The concept has increased by 180.”
‘really… … .’
I was thrilled.
However, by consuming the spirit of the God of Epiphany, one of the ancient deities, through necromancy, it is filled with immense power.
As expected from a powerful person who belonged to one of the ancient deities, the increase in all abilities obtained through necromancy was at a crazy level.
However, just for a moment.
「… … .」
“Special conditions have been met by absorbing the spirit of ‘Dirmoa’, the god of reproduction.”
“You can acquire one of the divinity possessed by the spirit of ‘Dirmoa’, the god of birth.”
“The potential divinity that can currently be acquired is <Incarnation>, <Strike>, <Strike>, <Reduction>, and <Display>.”
「※At this time, the uneven potential divinity will not appear as an option in the future.」
Before I knew it, system messages appeared before my eyes, announcing that the time for divine selection had arrived.
“… … .”
‘There’s nothing to worry about.’
There is no need to think deeply.
In fact, isn’t there a set number of divine abilities that must be obtained from the God of Epiphany, one of the ancient deities?
Without hesitation, I pointed to one of the divinity written in the system message and finished selecting the divinity.
It’s no different─.
“Divinity <incarnation> is replaced with potential.”
This is one of the ancient deities, the God of Confucius, who obtained the concept of divinity <Epiphany>.
“Is this roughly how the God of Epiphany was written?”
That means only one thing.
“The divinity <incarnation> is activated and becomes parasitic on objects touched by the divinity, absorbing their life force and taking over and controlling it.”
The moment the activation was completed.
―Huh, huh, huh… … .
Dam Cheon-woo, who saw this, laughed and let out a voice that was close to a sigh.
―You are saying that this is roughly how you write it, that it is not particularly difficult, that it is just okay… … .
As if it was absurd.
―At this point, I feel sorry for the ancient deity called the god of epiphyte… … .
I tilted my head and continued checking as if I wasn’t interested.
Originally, in the world of Skandia, many higher-ranking deities were slaughtered, so he also possessed an absurd amount of divine abilities.
Even if it was just an emergency, there might be some useful abilities among the divine abilities, so I checked them one by one, but there was nothing that stood out.
‘I can’t help it.’
But that didn’t disappoint me.
I didn’t expect that there would be any useful divinity in a high-ranking deity who came to support a mere epiphyte god.
I clicked my tongue and then looked at the unique effects obtained by increasing the level of divine power.
━… … .
━The grade of the power ‘Divine Power (S)’ increases to the grade of ‘Divine Power (S+)’.
━The power ‘Divine Power (S+)’ partially assimilates the user’s unique characteristics, allowing divinity to interfere with the soul of life itself.
“Is it interference with the soul of life itself…? … .”
I guess this means that due to some of the supernormal abilities of necromancy, my divinity was able to interfere with the soul of life… … .
I think I get it roughly.
‘The original ability of necromancy is the extraction of evil spirits, which means that necromancy can manipulate the soul of life to some extent.’
Well, being able to touch the soul of life by partially assimilating the supernormal abilities of necromancy means that you can extract the soul of a living creature.
‘If I had to be honest, I would say it’s similar to the feeling of disrupting conceptualization by cutting down the divinity of the concept of an epiphytic god.’
In short, it was simple.
It’s just that, like an ancient deity, the power of necromancy can be forcibly displayed even if it is an enemy that is difficult to activate by achieving immortality as a concept.
━Final conditions satisfied.
━Divine <Transcendence> is applied to the unique characteristic ‘Necromancy’.
━The mastery of the unique characteristic ‘Necromancy’ increases by 10%.
‘The final growth of necromancy is also getting closer.’
That means only one thing.
“okay… … .”
Now, I felt that the final growth that would allow me to go beyond the ancient godhead was beginning.
“The destination is getting closer.”
Beyond this, in this universe, a pure, unexplored state awaits that even the ancient gods could not reach.
In that case, this side just moved on.
Only then did I realize that I had obtained most of the rewards except for the trial clear reward in my inventory and stood up.
Before I knew it, I realized it was time to return to the Tower of Trials.
“… … .”
But… … .
「*[email protected]#$!… … .」
‘What is this again?’
「*[email protected]#$!… … .」
「*[email protected]#… … .」
「*[email protected]… … .」
Even though we had already cleared the 27th floor of the Tower of Trials, there was no portal anywhere to return to the waiting room.
“It’s a little strange, but… … .”
It’s almost as if there’s still work to be done and there’s no going back now.
It didn’t matter.
Originally, it would have been difficult if I had been a mortal climbing to the early 10th floor of the Tower of Trials, but now I don’t really feel that difficult about this.
Isn’t that right?
In fact, if you use the black magic [Closing Vortex] or the exclusive authority obtained from the Tower of Trials, you will be able to return to the waiting room of the Tower of Trials in no time.
‘Let’s go back.’
The moment when this person pulls out demonic energy from the body and tries to activate the black magic [Folding Vortex].
「… … .」
「Additional compensation calculation.」
“The Pantheon is hoping to provide additional breakthrough rewards to challenger Han Seong-yoon.”
Suddenly, my field of vision was filled with system messages, and I realized that something strange had happened.
“A number of ancient gods on the Pantheon side paid a certain price to obtain the authority to invite challenger Han Seong-yoon.”
as soon as-.
“The Pantheon invites you.”
“Do you want to accept it?”
“… … .”
In fact, it is a place where there are not only many ancient gods, but also high-level gods who are considered powerful in this universe.
At this moment, rather than returning to the Tower of Trials, I was invited to the pantheon by multiple ancient gods.