435. Before the Storm (2)
In an instant, the starlight of the nova explodes.
Actually, the power skill I have, ‘Holy Light’, is not the original but a replica, and is actually a power created by the Dragon God, one of the ancient gods.
The Holy Starlight that this side possessed became a power skill thanks to the Holy Light <Transcendence>, but even so, it was essentially unable to surpass the original user of the Holy Light.
The world is bathed in divine starlight.
However, if it is made up of the sacred power of an ancient god who is said to be the lord of this universe as its raw material, then the divine starlight alone shows outrageous destructive power.
It wouldn’t be surprising if a mere higher-level godhead or a formal godhead would instantly turn to dust and die the moment it touches the starlight of that divinity.
‘Because of the divine starlight, I can’t even confirm where the dragon god is.’
It’s not even just that.
Not only sight, but also detection abilities that can be used based on divinity and mana do not work in the face of the overwhelming starlight of divinity.
In a word, this meant that this side had to block the starlight of that nova and at the same time perfectly deal with where the dragon shin would appear.
‘That divine starlight is a wide-area attack that was originally designed to be unavoidable, and even if you succeed in blocking it, there is a high possibility that you will be attacked right after.’
‘In that case, that divine starlight should be channeled rather than avoided or blocked.’
In response, while holding the Blood Heavenly Demon Sword and the Breaking Heavenly Sword, I activated the power of a unique skill against the divine starlight coming from all directions.
「… … .」
“The unique skill ‘Shedding’ is strongly activated.”
“We provide an absolute counter limited to the first strike.”
A power that is copied in the form of a skill using necromancy, the unique characteristic that the Tower of Trials gives to the challenger who clears the first trial for the first and last time.
In the past, in the martial forest created by the Tower of Trials, the unique skill ‘Shed’, obtained from a 300-year-old old monster of a shaman faction, allows you to shed even the power that could never be shed.
The divine starlight collided with the blade of the Blood Heavenly Demon Sword and the Blade of the Heavenly Blade and was deflected to the side with the action of forced force.
however… … .
That’s not the end.
The unique skill ‘Shedding’ can use ‘Absolute Counter’ only on the first strike per battle.
And accordingly, due to the unique skill ‘Shedding’, the divine starlight automatically launched a counterattack that went beyond common sense at the moment it was deflected to the side.
Is that why?
[ … … under. ]
Before I knew it, the starlight of the nova that had been spreading in all directions faded away, and I could hear the voice of a nova.
The dragon god appeared, lightly wiping away the dust scattered everywhere with his hands, and spoke with a surprised expression.
[ … … Divine supernormal ability? Or is it some power or myth? you. How on earth did you send Seong-Gwang back to me? How is that possible? ]
Perhaps this unique skill, ‘Shedding’, is a ‘system’ power that only the Tower of Trials and the awakened people of Earth have, so I don’t even seem to understand what it is… … .
“It’s a secret.”
There was no need to tell that to them.
Well, in the first place, unlike the system obtained by the Tower of Trials or the awakened people of Earth, wasn’t part of the system itself separated and belonging to me through the transcendental myth <Spiritual Attunement>?
Even if I were to tell you where this power came from, you wouldn’t even be able to understand, and even if I didn’t, it’s not even a situation where I can explain the source of the power.
‘It doesn’t seem like you will really understand the power I have if I tell you about it, but even so, there is a need to hide it in case it becomes a weakness.’
In reality, there was no difference.
[ okay? That’s it then. It seems like he uses some strange power… … . Anyway, that’s okay. Nothing will change. ]
The Dragon God responded lightly, as if he didn’t really expect this person to respond properly, and moved on to the next action.
The incredible divine power is literally scattered from the body of the Dragon God and condensed into a force that will pour out somewhere at any time.
[It’ll be awesome. ]
“The sacred <Yong-Eon> is activated, consuming sacred power, and the Yong-Eon exerts the power to interfere with any object, phenomenon, or law within a certain range.”
《 ───. 》
In an instant, as soon as the Dragon God spoke some incomprehensible and mysterious language, her words turned into a force and took effect.
Similarly, it feels as if the objects, phenomena, and laws of the world itself are being reversed by the supernormal abilities of the divinity according to the divinity of Yongsin.
At best, all the Dragon God did was use his divine supernormal ability and blurt out a few words.
‘What is this… … .’
But… … .
‘The divine power and magic power don’t move at all?’
As soon as the dragon god suddenly spoke something using the divine <dragon language>, I noticed that none of the divinity or mana in my body could move.
“… … under.”
Moreover, the divinity and mana were sealed without even the slightest resistance, as if there was no room for this side’s ability to resist divinity.
“… … “It’s ridiculous.”
Even if he were an ancient deity who transformed himself into a concept of divinity and achieved the hierarchy of divinity to the point of immortality, he could be subdued without being able to offer any resistance… … .
“… … “This is not even the original body of the Dragon God, but an incarnation?”
It was huge.
‘I’m going to be amazed.’
It is truly the lord of this universe and a powerful divine ability that is revered even among ancient deities and evaluated as being outside the standard.
It would not be possible to exert 100% level of power with an incarnation rather than the main body of the Dragon God.
Even if it is said that the other side can give more power from the main body to the incarnation than the normal gods, it will only be half or a little more than the dragon god’s main body.
Yet, it had such strong power.
‘At this point, I am at a completely different level from Nana, the God of Epiphany, or the ordinary ancient deities seen in the pantheon… … .’
At this point, it seems like we should say that they have achieved a separate hierarchy of deities, not even ordinary ancient deities.
‘It would be reasonable to think that it is not even an ancient god, but something that has almost surpassed the level of an ancient god.’
In fact, the gods of darkness, demons, and dragon gods are beings that are half outside the category of ancient gods.
Perhaps, the three oldest ancient deities in this universe may not have become transcendents, but it can be said that they have reached the borderline before becoming transcendents.
‘I’m going to seriously go soon.’
However, even if that were the case, this side was not completely powerless to resist this, so it was not very meaningful.
「… … .」
“The transcendent myth <Absolute Immutability> is activated.”
“From now on, challenger Han Seong-yoon’s actions will be subject to the divinity effect of <Denial of Transformation>.”
“You can deny all negative changes about you that are brought about by external interference.”
“From now on, the divinity effect of <The One and Only> will be applied to challenger Han Seong-yoon.”
“External phenomena can never imitate the power that is yours without permission.”
This way, you can easily get rid of the Dragon God’s sacred <Dragon Eon>, which prevents divinity and mana from moving, by activating the transcendental myth <Absolute Immutability>.
“As a user, I encountered a strong opponent that was difficult to handle.”
“Skill ‘Indomitable Will’ is activated.”
「… … .」
“The power ‘King of Winter’ is automatically activated when the conditions are met.”
“All abilities are amplified by +10% and the user is not affected by cold at all.”
「… … .」
“The conditions for exclusive spell activation have been met.”
“The exclusive spell <Contempt of the Strong> is activated.”
“All abilities and all skill efficiency increase by 100% until the end of the battle.”
「… … .」
“The myth <The Hero of Reversal> is activated.”
“All abilities increase by +2,000.”
“The special buff <Dragon Slayer> is activated.”
“While hunting a dragon with overwhelming power, all stats increase by 30%.”
Coo coo coo coo coo coo… … !!
In an instant, numerous skills, powers, and the power of myth and divinity were activated.
The numerous system messages that appeared before my eyes clearly indicated that most of my power had been used.
The various powers that I have acquired while climbing the Tower of Trials surge from my entire body, creating perfect harmony without wavering.
‘The risk is too great to be able to measure the level of power of the Dragon God while conserving the power I have anymore.’
There was no hesitation.
In this case, there was no option to hide the power from the Dragon God from the beginning.
A fight can only be fought if one must draw out everything, be it divinity, mythology, skills, authority, or even the power of relics and items.
‘I don’t know exactly how much power the Dragon God can exert as an incarnation rather than as his original body, but at least it’s not at exactly the same level.’
Then, I glanced at the incarnation of the Dragon God standing on the other side and finished my judgment.
‘It’s going to be a close call… … .’
Victory or defeat.
If you were to ask which of the two is closer, it would be the latter, but the former is not impossible at all.
Even if the original Dragon God is a being standing on the borderline of transcendence, beyond even the category of ancient deities, isn’t that the Dragon God itself?
The fact that what is standing in front of you is not the actual body of the Dragon God but its incarnation, allows you to see the faint possibility of victory.
‘It might be possible.’
step… … .
“Divine <Thunder Rain> is activated, shooting out a rain of thunder that causes permanent damage to the concept of divinity.”
That too was only for a moment.
Even as this side was using the skill ‘Battle Focus’ and continuing to think and judge in a split second, the Dragon God continued to attack without stopping.
Even though he had used numerous skills, powers, and divine, mythic, and even items, it was not easy to block or avoid the divine <Thunder Rain>.
At best, the sacred <Thunder Rain> we saw here was fired at tremendous speed, but its attack range was not particularly wide.
But this time is different.
The sacred <Thunder Rain> was torn into hundreds of pieces with a speed easily exceeding the speed of supersonic, turning into raindrops filled with thunder and covering all directions.
however… … .
「… … .」
“The unique skill ‘Shedding’ is activated.”
“Even if it is an attack that cannot be avoided, it is possible to avoid it.”
Anyway, there is no need to evade or block the sacred <Thunder Rain>, just use the unique skill ‘Spill’ to let it go to the side.
I’m going to fall in and fall out… … !!
In the blink of an eye, divine <thunder rain> was scattered in all directions according to the direction in which the two swords were swung.
The sacred <Thunder Rain> contained an overwhelming amount of shock, but there was no particular problem in letting it go.
In the end, just as the leaves floating on the river eventually move along with the flow of water, no matter what they do, the rain of divine thunder just flows sideways.
However, although it was successful in sending out the sacred <Thunder Rain>, of course there was no loss at all.
“… … .”
In an instant, half of the magical energy in the body was consumed. It is obvious what it means that the enormous amount of magical energy, comparable to that of a planet, has been reduced by almost half.
I realized that if I tried to cast time delay on the Dragon God like I did now, I would end up in a miserable defeat before too long.
‘Is a long-term war definitely unreasonable?’
The longer time passes, the more disadvantaged it will be me, not the incarnation of the dragon god.
‘Even if I have a lot of power, such as skills or powers related to magic recovery or magic increase, there is no answer if I am pushed like this in a short period of time.’
I had to climb the Tower of Trials and increase my magic power like crazy, but it was at a level that couldn’t even be compared to the Dragon God standing over there.
‘In the end, a short-term decisive battle with the incarnation of the Dragon God is the answer…? … .’
[ … … you. ]
It was then.
[ … … that’s interesting. I am blocking everything that activates my divinity, power, and mythology. And that too with a very strange power. It uses a power that is fundamentally different from powers such as divinity, myth, or authority. Right? ]
Suddenly, instead of launching hellish attacks with his divine supernormal ability, the Dragon God walked lightly and said that.
[ Strange. If there was an ancient god like you, I should have known about it a long time ago… … . In particular, I have no memories of you. It’s foreign. ]
There was a mixture of interest and wariness that could not be hidden in her reptile-like eyes.
[God of time. That evil prophet was right. Things that should not be in this universe have disappeared, and things that should not be in this universe have emerged. Somewhere, it was twisted. ]
It’s no different… … .
[─What on earth are you? ]
That means only one thing.
‘shit… … .’
In fact, the dragon god also began to vaguely guess that this was just a stage created by the Tower of Trials.
‘Slowly, the Dragon God is starting to realize that this is a stage created by the Tower of Trials.’
I guess I’ve noticed that this group’s divinity, mythology, skills, and power are different from those of ordinary people… … .
‘The answer is to push the Dragon God faster rather than meaninglessly wasting time.’
To be honest, I don’t know who the God of Time is… … .
Based on what the Dragon God said, it seemed like the author of the God of Time had told her that this world was somehow twisted.
‘The Dragon God is currently acting as an incarnation rather than the original body, but I don’t know what will happen if he realizes that it is a world created by the Tower of Trials.’
What would happen if the Dragon God found out that the Tower of Trials was a fake that was close to the real thing, recreated by consuming the power of the Remegeton?
‘It wasn’t the time to stock up on this and that.’
At least for this side, it didn’t seem like it would lead to any particularly positive results.
In response, I held the hilts of the Blood Heaven Demon Sword and the Break Heaven Sword even tighter and took a deep breath.
The answer was fixed.
‘We have to hurry.’
There was only one way to reach a conclusion within a short period of time by pressing down on the Dragon God with force.
‘Mo or do.’
‘Life and death are at stake here.’
“The sacred <dark spring> is used.”
“The sacred <Dark Heaven> changes the area by turning it into a dedicated battlefield.”
“On dedicated battlefields where the sacred <Dark Heaven> is used, living creatures other than challenger Han Seong-yoon fall into a ‘weakened’ state.”
“On dedicated battlefields where the divinity <Dark Heaven> is used, challenger Han Seong-yoon’s concept divinity is strengthened by +100%.”
In the blink of an eye, the sacred <Dark Heaven> was activated, and black clouds appeared in the area, almost dividing the space itself.
[ … … A sacred realm? ]
The Dragon God spoke with confusion as if asking why he did such a thing, as the divine <Dark Heaven> he used did not seem to be a particularly good move.
‘I guess so.’
In fact, unless it is a sacred <Dark Heaven>, there is no particular merit in establishing a sacred domain, and if the opponent and you develop it at the same time, the sacred domain is canceled out and disappears.
‘If the Dragon God uses the same sacred realm as me, the sacred <Dark Heaven> will be no different from collapsing and disappearing.’
But that wasn’t the case now.
‘But that’s not even the original body of the Dragon God, but an incarnation.’
In fact, whether it is an ancient deity, a higher deity, or a formal deity, constructing a divine realm requires being able to contain the concept of deity itself.
‘There is no possibility that the sacred <Dark Heaven> will break.’
In other words, as long as the Dragon God is an incarnation rather than the main body, it cannot completely contain its own concept of divinity, so it cannot destroy the divinity realm it has created.
‘If all types of concept divinity become +100% stronger without any conditions, there is no need to be afraid anymore.’
What does it mean that all types of concept divinity are strengthened by +100% within the divinity realm created by the divinity <Dark Heaven>?
‘Even divinity that is outside the standard, such as divinity <transcendence> or divinity <fighting spirit>, is no different from becoming twice as strong.’
“Divine <Fighting Spirit> meets the conditions and is automatically used.”
“With the divine <fighting spirit>, challenger Han Seong-yoon receives a significant buff in proportion to the level of fighting spirit.”
「※With Holy <Fighting Spirit>, recovery speed and total amount of recovery increase by 200 times.」
「※With sacred <fighting spirit>, all physical abilities become 200 times stronger.」
「※With sacred <fighting spirit>, attack speed is accelerated by 200 times… … .」
「※Divine <Fighting Spirit> increases external divinity resistance ability by 200 times… … .」
… … It was simple.
「I use sacred <transcendence>.」
“All abilities are outside of their designated range.”
“The more you hit the limit, the faster all your abilities will go beyond their designated range.”
“The growth rate of all types increases by  times in proportion to the level difference with the opponent.”
… … That means that the power we have will soon be able to crush and suppress incarnations that are not the main body of the Dragon God.