End of the Magic Era - Chapter 1259
Chapter 1259 Meeting a Peer and Hearing a Story
A difference of a thousandth would already be the dividing factor between two species. A slight difference in the Laws would make two completely different worlds.
The clashing Laws reached a balance in less than three minutes and the two meters around him were based on the normal Laws of the world.
Two meters were more than enough…
Because the space was normal within these two meters and Lin Yun could keep climbing the hill normally.
After ten minutes, Lin Yun reached the top of the hill. The angry pressure of the world suddenly disappeared and the changes in the Laws also disappeared.
Lin Yun was a bit pale as he scattered the Demiplane’s shadow. At this moment, he could only use the Natural Demiplane as a wireless mana storage and couldn’t use the power of the Demiplane. He only used a cheap trick this time, nothing more.
But these ten minutes were enough for the mana within the mana lake to decrease by a third.
After a deep breath, he looked at his surroundings and discovered that it was a lot different from what he had imagined.
The hilltop was a flat uneven platform spreading over a kilometer. A fence could be seen around a small vegetable field in front of a wooden cabin, and the vegetables growing within could be treated as fruits.
Looking at this simple small courtyard, Lin Yun turned towards the difficult path he had just taken with a weird gaze.
“Since you are here, you might as well come in and taste the cherry tomatoes I planted. They are very tasty.”
An aged gentle voice came from within the wooden house. It didn’t sound forceful at all, it sounded like an hospitable old man from a small mountain village.
Lin Yun walked to the small courtyard and felt no change in the Laws, that small wooden house had no spatial expansion, nor any sophisticated alchemy tools, it was truly an ordinary wooden house.
It had a wooden bed, a wooden table, and a simple ceramic teapot placed on a small stove. The teapot was already boiling and the sweet fragrance of tea permeated the wooden house.
The only interesting thing was the star chart hung on the wall. But it wasn’t a Magic Tool, it was only an ordinary painting.
An old man wearing hemp clothes was sitting on the other side of the table. His hair had already turned silver, but he had the face of a young man. However, his gaze was filled with ancient wisdom.
Lin Yun was startled when he saw that old man, he didn’t dare to underestimate him even if he looked like an old farmer.
He didn’t feel any powerful aura or mana fluctuations, this only explained one thing, that old man wasn’t ordinary at all.
Lin Yun didn’t dare to offend him and sincerely bowed.
“Mafa Merlin pays respect to Sir.”
A smile could be seen on the old man’s face as he nodded.
“Sit down. I personally plucked some Puluo Tea Leaves and they have just finished boiling. Make yourself comfortable.
“You must be curious about who I am and why I wanted to see you, right? My name is Agalon, I’ve been wanting to meet you for a long time.”
Lin Yun almost jumped off his chair when he heard that name.
The Great Astrologian Agalon, that name was still engraved in many people’s memories during the peak of the magic era. It would even appear in the books of that era.
He learnt Agalon’s name when he read about Natural Demiplanes, and it had left a very deep impression. It was because of the Great Astrologian Agalon that Natural Demiplanes became known in Noscent and that people learnt how terrifying their owners could become.
Even after a few millennia, there was no shortage of mages seeking Natural Demiplanes.
When Gandaph mentioned that an esteemed person wanted to see him, the Great Astrologian was one of the possible powerhouses he considered, but he couldn’t be certain and even felt that the probability was very low.
According to written history, when Agalon was at the peak of the Heaven Rank, he fought with another Peak Heaven Rank powerhouse in a shocking battle, resulting in his Natural Demiplane being exposed to Noscent’s eyes. After the battle, many people learnt how Agalon’s infinite mana and terrifying power were obtained and the search for Natural Demiplanes became popular.
After many years, the next powerhouse to obtain a Natural Demiplane appeared and the secrets of Natural Demiplanes spread out.
But there had been no rumors of a battle between Agalon and another Heaven Rank powerhouse recently. A battle between two Peak Heaven Rank powerhouses couldn’t happen without any information leaking. With Lin Yun’s current strength and status, it was impossible to not hear about it.
And looking at Agalon, it was obvious that he was already at the peak of the Heaven Rank. He was about to ignite his Godfire, he already surpassed the Heaven Rank and was just lacking the last step to ignite his Godfire. If not for that, he wouldn’t have been able to change the Laws.
Other Heaven Rank powerhouses might not be able to do it, but Agalon definitely could before igniting his Godfire.
‘Was there a mistake in the records of history?’
Lin Yun was a bit confused. Agalon already reached the end of the Heaven realm, which only proved one thing, the battle that was supposed to happen didn’t happen!
‘Has history already been altered?
‘Is this the butterfly effect caused by my actions?’
Lin Yun’s expression turned complex as he thought about a lot of things at once, ‘Was it because I changed the future of the Raging Flame Plane? Or because I established the Gilded Rose in the Andlusa Kingdom? These matters couldn’t be said to be very important to Noscent’s history.
‘But those small changes affected Agalon, stopping him from getting into a fight with another Peak Heaven Rank powerhouse which would influence Noscent for millenia.’
Ever since he transmigrated, this was the first time Lin Yun could truly breathe. The pressure of the apocalypse had been looming over his head all this time. He had always been seeking the truth about the end of Noscent, and a way to survive it.
And there was finally something that made Lin Yun feel that history started changing, this was undoubtedly a good news.
Agalon watched Lin Yun in silence, waiting for him to calm down before speaking again, almost startling Lin Yun once again.
“Sir Mafa Merlin, are you willing to lead the Starry Sky College?”
Lin Yun was shocked and promptly shook his head.
“Sir Agalon, you must be teasing me, how could I do that…”
Agalon smiled as if he wasn’t surprised and then personally poured a cup of tea for Lin Yun.
“Don’t be so quick to refuse. In fact, I’ve been paying attention to you for a while now. Extremely frantic battles, almost unlimited mana, and strength surpassing your own rank.
“Whether it’s costly floods of spells, or the strongest spells, not one doesn’t consume large amounts of mana. They far exceed the mana that you can provide with your own rank.
“That’s how I knew that you obtained a Natural Demiplane, and it looks like your Natural Demiplane developed quite well, because only a well-developed Demiplane would have this almost infinite mana supply.
“No Magic Tool, no potion can achieve this. But it looks like your natural demiplane developed well recently, the mana consumed in every battle could compare to that of ten mages of the same rank.
“If I didn’t guess wrongly, you must have stabilized the four elemental Laws, evolving your Natural Demiplane.
“I noticed you because I also control a Natural Demiplane. I wanted to meet you back then, but as I learnt more and more things about you, my reason to meet you was no longer limited to that.”
Understanding flashed in Lin Yun’s eyes. Ever since he obtained the Natural Demiplane, and especially after stabilizing the four elemental Laws, Lin Yun no longer had mana issues, he never had to worry about lacking mana in battle.
Just like now, if Lin Yun continuously released 9th Tier Spells, his mana consumption would still be far inferior to the speed at which the Mana Vines gathered mana. It also meant that Lin Yun’s mana would never be consumed.
Others might look past Lin Yun’s lack of mana issues, thinking that he had plenty of methods to recover mana and increase his mana storage since he was an alchemist.
But Agalon didn’t. He sharply discovered that Lin Yun had a Natural Demiplane. In this era, Lin Yun didn’t need to worry about his Natural Demiplane being exposed, because no one knew of the benefits associated with a Natural Demiplane aside from Agalon.
After all, before Natural Demiplanes were completely controlled, there was a risk that they could be easily snatched by others. This was also the reason why the owners of Natural Demiplanes would only become famous after they completely controlled it.
Agalon discovered the benefits of Natural Demiplanes, and now found out that someone else had a Natural Demiplane. It was natural for him to be curious and want to see it, but saying that this wasn’t the only reason he wanted to meet him puzzled Lin Yun.
But before Lin Yun could ask why, Agalon pointed at the teacup.
“You should drink while it’s hot to taste its richest flavors. And please listen to this old man’s story…”
Agalon had spoken, what could Lin Yun even say. He raised the teacup and calmly listened.
Agalon’s ordinary but ancient voice slowly echoed. Lin Yun felt as if there was a peculiar kind of mana attracting him to this ordinary story.
“The 3rd Dynasty fell many years ago, but the bloodline of the royal family has been passed down…”
As Agalon talked, a complete story unfolded before Lin Yun.
Many years ago, the 3rd Dynasty fell and Noscent was divided into large and small countries. That was the start of this era and the most chaotic part of the era.
Neverending wars unfolded throughout the entire land and kingdoms fell one after another until the three biggest kingdoms remained.
Of those three, the Odin Kingdom, who occupied the former capital of the 3rd Dynasty, was the strongest. Not only did they inherit the 3rd Dynasty’s inheritance, they also occupied the territory with the richest ressources. Moreover, their eastern coastline was very long, allowing them to obtain many natural resources from the Endless Sea.
The war ended after the three kingdoms restrained each other. The war shrouding Noscent ended, but this was only on the surface, all kinds of skirmishes were still happening.
One of the most important battles concerned the royal descendants of the 3rd Dynasty.
All the kingdoms were doing their best to hunt down the descendants of the royal family. If a talented descendant of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family appeared in that era, it might set off the world war once again.
There were still many ancient forces that felt that the 3rd Dynasty was a good thing for them, because only the 3rd Dynasty’s era could guarantee their benefits.
But after several hundred years of war, many weaker forces began to rise and naturally didn’t wish for the 3rd Dynasty to recover. And thus, the deathly chase for the 3rd Dynasty’s descendants didn’t stop.
After many years, the descendants of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family were almost all hunted. The last ones were discovered by the Odin Kingdom, and were descendants of the direct line of the royal family.
Although the world appeared peaceful and organized on the surface, it was still in turmoil in the dark. Even the most powerful Odin Kingdom couldn’t resolve these kinds of conflicts and contradictions that fast.
That’s why they used the word “appropriate” to define their actions. The Odin Kingdom spread the news that they intended to accept the descendants of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family. Naturally, everyone knew the goal behind this kind of unnecessary action, they wanted to consolidate their own rule with the help of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal descendants’ prestige. It was a key chess piece to harmonize the conflict between the old and new forces.
Unfortunately, the descendants of the 3rd Dynasty wasn’t so gullible. After being chased for so many years, they no longer dared to believe in the three major kingdoms, they wouldn’t even trust those mage forces.
But they were forced into a dead end and had no way to escape.
Thus, the chief imperial guard protecting the direct line of descent made a decision at the last juncture. He disguised his own son as the direct descendant of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family.
After a few months of fleeing, they were ultimately caught and the young son of the chief imperial guard was naturally arrested as a member of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family.
As for the Odin Kingdom, they did as they promised and didn’t continue with the persecution. Instead, the fake royal descendant became a prince and was raised in a territory.
He was provided tasty food and drinks and everything to satisfy his needs, he was just forbidden from leaving that territory.
This naturally wasn’t kindness from the Odin Kingdom’s royal family, because at that stage, whether they were known as righteous or not wasn’t that important. But the Odin Kingdom still did it.
Very few people knew the reason behind that. The 3rd Dynasty’s bloodline was a very peculiar bloodline. They had a very small chance of awakening a special power, and the royal family descendant that awakened this kind of power would be known as an Astrologian.
The fake descendant lived a luxurious life and naturally wouldn’t awaken that kind of bloodline. The Odin Kingdom’s royal family didn’t feel anything wrong about it, because this was a secret of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family. In this era, there were pitifully few people that could awaken the Astrologian bloodline.
Even during the peak of the 3rd Dynasty, there had never been more than three Astrologian. There was only one or two most of the time.
In the end, the true descendant of the 3rd Dynasty was treated as an ordinary person and no one cared about him. His magic abilities were very poor, but his alchemy talents were very good.
He was quickly sent to the Starry Sky College as a youth due to those alchemy talents. In the end, he didn’t really research magic, but rather spent most of his time studying alchemy.
After twenty years, that descendant was already 39 but was still a 5th Rank Mage. His life was bound to be short and he was bound to not have great accomplishments.
His alchemy path would reach its end due to the rank limitation. Unless a miracle occurred, he would stay like this for the rest of his life. If he didn’t get sick or encountered a calamity, he would live over a hundred years before his life slowly stopped burning.
Even if the Odin Kingdom’s royal family had some suspicions, they dropped those a decade ago. Even if he was a true descendant of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family, that kind of talent was worthless. In contrast, the bird in the cage was more valuable and didn’t need attention.
But that year, the descendant of the 3rd Dynasty’s royal family accidentally discovered a new Planar Path during an experiment. In that era, a new Planar Path, even an unexplored one, could be sold for a really high price. This would be a sudden windfall for a 5th Rank Mage.
But he didn’t sell that Planar Path and instead started exploring the plane on his own.
That plane was desolate and was only a small dry land. It was bare like a meteorite floating in the void. As long as the smallest storm came in contact with this plane, it would thoroughly be destroyed.
That was a Natural Demiplane. Ever since that descendant obtained that Natural Demplane, his rank crazily increased and he reached the Heaven Rank before people could even react.