World Gate Online / World Gate Online Volume 7 Chapter 8: Beast! Skill! Auction!

Night time. I got back to my room and started to cultivate.

I’m already at the 9th level of the [Human Realm] so it’s finally time to form the [Egg].

Not wasting any moment, I took out the 5 Qi Condensation Pills and looked at it briefly before swallowing everything.

One pill makes me absorb twice as much qi. Two makes it 4 times, then 5 pills will make me absorb 10 times the rate!

In my lower dantian, fierce purple qi flooded it like a storm!

Form!

Under my influence, the fierce storm qi converged and turned into a huge [Egg] about as big as my hand!

The purple [Egg] shone with a golden luster, as the qi storm kept pouring towards it, cracks appeared on the surface of the [Egg] as it was unable to hold the qi inside!

*Shatter*

Not long after, the [Egg] shattered and a pillar of purple light rose to my middle dantian.

[Beast Realm – Hatchling Stage: 1st level]!

“Oho! Let’s see what your [Beast] will look like!” (El)

At El’s excited tone, we watched as the purple light turned into an orb, then multiple tentacles emerged from the top. Four protrusions formed at the bottom, a long tail like strand appeared at the back.

After a few seconds, the light finally dimmed down and we were able to see the [Beast].

A hydra! It’s a hydra with 9 heads!

“T-this is…the Primordial Element Hydra!? But why are there 9 heads!!!???” (El)

“Eh? So it wasn’t supposed to have 9 heads?” (Lucas)

“No! From what I know, this is an ancient hydra that is very few in numbers! 6 heads portray the element! Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Light, and Dark! Then the 7th head is the Alpha head that is the main head! Why are there 2 more heads!?” (El)

Like El said, the heads are differently colored.

The red head had deep red horns that are curved upwards, with fiery red eyes and a flaming long hair that reached to the back of its body. The scales had a tint of red as if it’s hardened lava. When it breaths, a tongue of fire would occasionally show.

The blue head had an ocean blue horns curving downwards, its eyes were like a calm lake that has no ripples. Its hair was deep blue in color and had a wet like appearance, also reaching to its back. The scales are like that of a water eel, smooth and slippery which was colored blue.

The brown head had piercing brown eyes and had horns like that of a bull, its hair was a short brown one, giving off an astute kind of feeling like that of a military soldier. The scales it had are like rocks joined together, forming an armor of earth.

The green head had short dark green horns that extended outwards, its eyes were like that of a free kid, doing whatever it wants without a care in the world. Its hair is colored light green and flowed freely in the wind. Its scales were like that of a snake’s, colored green and seemed to glow faintly.

The white head had a yellow horn that curved like a circle, creating a halo like appearance above its head. Its eyes were golden and kind, giving off an aura like that of a guardian angel. It had a golden blonde long hair that flowed downwards. Its scales were colored white with a hint of gold as well.

The black head had jet black horns that curved forwards, its eyes were as black as the night, seemingly evil and domineering. It had jet black hair that fluttered like shadows. The scales it had were also jet black in color, without a hint of anything else. As if it was a head made of shadow itself.

These should be the 6 elemental heads…then what are the other three?

One of the remaining heads had a black color as well, with a hint of dark red mixed in it. Its horns were thick and curved diagonally upwards. Its eyes seemed always angry, filled with endless hatred and wrath. Two of its teeth protruded outwards like fangs of a sabretooth. It didn’t have any hair, but it had hard armor like scales that reached down to its neck. Around it, black mist seemed to gather…

This…it looks a lot like [Dragon’s Wrath]! It’s a Wrath Head!!!

But why would there be such a thing?

The other head, had a very ridiculous appearance. It had a white face and clownish tattoos on it. Its eyes and mouth seemed to be always smiling and laughing. The horns were curved outwards then downwards and a bell like orb is attached on its edge. It also had a colorful hair and its scales were white with differently colored polka dots on it…

…This…this should be the [Jester Mode]…right?

To think that it also has a Jester Head…

Lastly, the 9th head. It was colored with a flesh like brown scales. White short hair, red eyes which shone with intelligence, and no horn at all…all in all, it’s the most normal head out of all!

“…The remaining three heads looked like your different personas…” (El)

“…Sure looks like it. Why is that?” (Lucas)

“I guess…as a [Beast], the Alpha head is supposed to have the same personality as its owner. But you…you have different personalities so…it split into three…probably…” (El)

So it was like that?

Well…not like it matters I guess? The more heads, the more powerful it is, the more useful it is for me!

The heads are arranged like this: Dark
Earth
Fire
Wrath
Alpha
Jester
Water
Wind
Light.

“What a weird [Beast]…but I guess it does suit you indeed…” (El)

“…” (Lucas)

Wrath started fighting Jester who seemed to only laugh…Fire and Earth seemed to be engaged with a fierce topic…Light and Dark are constantly bickering at who’s better…Water seemed to be reprimanding the free-willed Wind like an overprotective brother…Meanwhile, the Alpha is constantly sighing repeatedly.

…Is that supposed to be me!?

I feel like I’m gonna cry…

i”…Right, anyway Lucas. As weird as it is, it’s still very powerful!” (El)

“Ah! Right! What is its innate ability!?” (Lucas)

“Hehe, you are really lucky! It has 9 heads, and 9 personalities! Which means you also have 9 innate abilities!” (El)

Yay for overpowered!

“The Alpha head has the innate ability [Elemental Burst]! While the 6 elemental heads have the same ability, only, the elements are varied! As for the Wrath and Jester head…I’m afraid I don’t know what their ability is.” (El)

Hmm…following that logic, it should be something like [Wrath Burst]! Or [Jester Burst]!…WHO AM I KIDDING!?

WHAT THE HELL IS A [JESTER BURST]!?

Haah…anyway, I need to know what they can do.

“Is there any way to know?” (Lucas)

“Sure there is, just ask them!” (El)

Ask…you mean I can actually talk to them?

Right…let’s just give it a try…

“U-umm, can you hear me?” (Lucas)

+Master, what is it?+ (Alpha)

“Oh! So it is possible!” (Lucas)

Nodding satisfied, I asked them about their abilities.

Like El said before, the Alpha had [Elemental Burst], the Fire has [Fire Burst], Water has [Water Burst] and so on.

As for the Wrath and Jester…

+Hmph! Mine is more special to these trashes! Hear me master! My innate ability is called [Hateful Stare]!+ (Wrath)

“Oh! It really is different, what does it do?” (Lucas)

+It causes the target you stare to have immense hatred fill his emotions! Amazing right!?+ (Wrath)

Ahh, so it’s like a confusion spell.

Certainly, it is indeed useful.

With such a skill, I can piss basically everyone! Hehe, when one’s angry, they tend to say things they shouldn’t and also become extremely careless in battle!

I nodded and gave Wrath a pat.

+Hmph! I’m not your pet! Stop petting me! I said stop! I-I don’t like it one bit!+ (Wrath)

……………………….A TSUNDERE HAS APPEARED!!!

*Cough* Okay, tsundere Wrath aside, let’s ask Jester next.

+Haha! A tsundere! He’s a tsundere! Ahahahahahahahaha!!!+ (Jester)

+Bastard! Who the fuck is a tsundere you damn clown!+ (Wrath)

+Ehh, that’s no good~ You should say ‘W-who’s a tsundere!? Baka!’ like that!+ (Jester)

+GAAAH!!! I’LL KILL YOU! I’LL DEFINITELY KILL YOU!!!+ (Wrath)

+Haha, we’re all one and the same! Killing me will kill you!…I think!+ (Jester)

+AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!+ (Wrath)

…Right…can I get my answer now?

+Ah! Master, you were here?+ (Jester)

“Of course I’m here! Rather, you’re all inside me!” (Lucas)

+Ufun, that sounded rather ero for a while there.+ (Jester)

“Ugh…just answer me already!” (Lucas)

+Ehh? Master, you can’t we’re both boys…for master to suddenly propose…+ (Jester)

“WHO THE FUCK IS PROPOSING!!!???” (Lucas)

Ah shit, I let out [Dragon’s Wrath] for a while there…

Damn, this is one dangerous head…

+Hehe, my innate ability is [Laughter Infection]! If you laugh, those who hear you will also laugh! Hahahahaha!+ (Jester)

“Hahaha-! WHY AM I LAUGHING!!!???” (Lucas)

Ughh…annoying…am I really like this when I go [Jester Mode]?

…I feel like I should restrict myself from using that mode…

Nevertheless…its innate ability is useless…

Rather, it’s kinda sad right? After all, it’s the best ability for those who tell corny jokes…

I wanna cry now…

“…Somehow, I pity you, Lucas…” (El)

“…Thanks…” (Lucas)

“Well, to cheer you up, I’ll also tell you of another way to use your [Beast]!” (El)

Another way? There’s such a thing?

“This isn’t known to those in the [Mortal Continent] and there’re only a handful of Deities who knows about this as well! It’s called [Beast Branding]!” (El)

“What does it do?” (Lucas)

“Basically, you imprint your [Beast] onto your body like a tattoo and from then on, you can summon it outside! I already did it to your [Earth] body by the way.” (El)

Ohh! That’s pretty cool!

Alright, let’s do it!

“How is it done great teacher!?” (Lucas)

“Fufu, let this awesome and great teacher teach you! First, you…” (El)

I listened to El’s speech attentively for about a minute before nodding in understanding.

First, release the innate ability.

Since it would be bad if the room is destroyed, I chose [Hateful Stare] instead since there isn’t anyone here after all.

Besides, all I need is to remember the sensation of overlapping with my [Beast].

“[Hateful Stare]!” (Lucas)

The transparent figure of a 9-headed hydra the size of a dog appeared behind my head, overlapping with my head and eyes of the Wrath head.

I felt a cold sensation pass my head…my consciousness merging with the [Beast]…this feeling…it’s as if I’m becoming the [Beast] itself!

“Good. Hold on to that feeling and let your [Beast] stay overlapped with you. Then manipulate your qi to bind you and the [Beast] to the place you wish to have the tattoo.” (El)

NoticeYou have learned a new skill, (Passive) [Qi Manipulation] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)!

Allows you to manipulate the qi inside you with ease. You can now have full control of your qi.

Now, bind…I let the [Beast] stay overlapped on my back, using my qi to tie it in place.

Suddenly, I felt a scorching heat touch my skin. As if I’m being branded with hot iron!

“Ghhh-!” (Lucas)

“It’s just a temporary pain. You can do this.” (El)

Towards El’s motivation, I can only grit my teeth to withstand the pain.

Hold! I’ve felt pain much worse than this! I can’t break down from something like this!

*Sssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh*

A full 5 minutes had passed, the pain finally subsided and the branding has been completed!

NoticeYou have succeeded in your [Beast Branding]!

From now on, your [Primordial Element Hydra (Variant)] can be summoned to the outside world!

Phew! That was really painful…But still…so mine is a variant huh? Well, given that it has two extra heads, that’s only to be expected huh?

Well, let’s see what tattoo we have here…I used [Mind’s Eye] to look at my back. It’s a [Scout] class skill which I learned while training before.

In my mind, another image popped up, it was my own naked back.

Huh…it’s pretty cool huh?

I sighed in admiration as I looked at the black tattoo on my back.

To put simply, it’s the flat version of my own [Beast]. The Dark, Earth, and Fire necks stretched to the right side of my waist, revealing their heads on my right waist.

The Light, Wind, and Water heads were similarly on my left side of my waist.

Next, the Wrath head reached to my right shoulder, and the Jester head is at my left shoulder. They were like snakes that coiled around my body.

Lastly, the Alpha head stretched to the top of my head, and situated its head on my forehead.

The long tail of the hydra stretched downwards, wrapping itself on my right leg.

Looking at my own image, I couldn’t help but think how I look like some street gangster now…

Luckily, I can make the brand appear or not at will…else, people would look at me weirdly…

“Heh, you look pretty amazing…in a way.” (El)

“…” (Lucas)

“By the way, on your [Earth] body, I placed Oro’s tattoo on your p-” (El)

“WHAT!!!???” (Lucas)

“Nah, just kidding. I placed it on your right hand. Hehe.” (El)

“…” (Lucas)

Right now, I feel like giving a long sermon to this damned girl. But I only sighed and shook my head.

The Qi Condensation Pills has a time limit depending on its purity, the ones I had are only 30% pure so it should only last for 3 hours. It’s best I make full use of it.

Eating 5 will not extend the time limit after all.

Let’s just quietly cultivate…

3 hours passed by and I finally reached the 5th level of the [Beast Realm]…already in the [Mid-Adolescence Stage] in only 3 hours…this Gold rank [Divine Soul] is really too much of a cheat…

Not that I’m complaining~

Anyway, dawn has yet to break, should I continue cultivating?

Haah, before, I would wake up in the day and go to school and do my works while I rested in the night.

But now, forget school, I no longer feel the need to sleep. Cultivating allows my body to rest anyway. It’s more like being active during the day and passive in the night, but still working…

…Hmm…day and night…active and passive…light and darkness…Hm? I wonder if they work in the same principle?

I wonder…if I charge my body with the Light element, will my body become more active? Well, let’s try.

I wanted to try and mix mana and qi anyway.

Thinking that, I used [Qi Manipulation] to circulate inside my body while pouring in Light mana along with it.

Inside me, the purple qi circulating suddenly glowed in bright white!

Immediately after, my body felt rejuvenated! The cells in my body began to tremble in excitement! Damn! I’m having the urge to jump and run around!

Right, let’s do it!

Run run run run run run run run run! Jump jump jump jump jump jump jump jump jump jump!

Amazing! I’m not tired at all!!!

“L-Lucas, what the hell did you just create!?” (El)

“Eh? What what? Ah, El? Yeah. I dunno. I just. Y’now. That.” (Lucas)

I couldn’t stay still. Even my sentences are made in a hurry and would often stop at weird times as I need to constantly talk while thinking of what I should actually say, in the end, I just gave up explaining.

*Ting*

NoticeYou have created a new skill!

Please enter the name of the skill:

Ohh, something like this was possible?

Right, let’s call it…

“Daylight Body!” (Lucas)

NoticeYou have learned a new skill, (Active) [Daylight Body] Beginner LVL 10 (100.00%)!

A skill made by an adventurer by the name of Lucas! This skill allows one’s self to be fully energized as all the cells of the user’s body will be at its most active state!

When used, the user will have increased HP Recovery rate, constant adrenaline rush, increased reaction time, and a fatigueless body!

Note that after use, the accumulated fatigue will come to the user all at one!

Consumption: 50 MP and 50 Qi per minute

Woot! I’m awesome!

Damn, let’s stop this. I think I’m getting drunk from the excessive energy!

*Suuu…*

With an exhale, I stopped feeding light mana to my qi…instantly, extreme fatigue hit me!

Aaaaahhh…so tired…I don’t wanna move…

Lazily, I brought out the [Jester Mask] and played the Lazy Song while I slump down in my bed.

–Today I don’t feel like doing a~nything…–

You got that right…

–I just wanna lay in my be~d…–

Right…I’ll just stay here…in my bed…

“El, wake me up when September ends…I mean, when it’s time to go to the auction…” (Lucas)

“…I’m not even gonna ask why you said September but can you please not think of me as an alarm clock!?” (El)

“Ahh…don’t scream…so early in the morning…” (Lucas)

“It’s midnight you idiot!” (El)

“Nnnngghh…………” (Lucas)

Huuaaaahhh…Let’s just sleep…

Let’s also change the music into a Lullaby…

…So peaceful…

Sleep…

+ + +

“…This is?” (Brandon)

Somewhere in a desolated forest, a figure emerged from a cave. It was Brandon, the sole [Dawnbringer].

Brandon curiously looked around outside of the cave then back towards the cave.

From the shadows, a figure showed itself. He had black hair and red eyes, Lucas II.

“This is [Zoulang], a world of martial cultivation. And this…is where your next [Role] is.” (Lucas II)

“What am I supposed to do then?” (Brandon)

“You’ll have to figure that out yourself. Giving you passage to this world is the most that I can do.” (Lucas II)

Not waiting for any response, Lucas II had already disappeared in the shadows.

Seeing this, Brandon let out a sigh and shook his head helplessly.

“Damn bastard, always making me do what he wants…” (Brandon)

“I heard that.” (Lucas II)

Brandon stiffened and quickly shut up.

After a while, he sighed again helplessly and started to wonder off as he recollects his past activities.

Not much time had passed when Lucas II had made him join the [Dawnbringers], only to be the only person in it. He had only completed two tasks as of now.

The first was stopping a drug dealing company which was somewhat sloppy as he had ignited the whole place on fire, thereby alerting the police and the [Gatekeepers].

However, as there was no way of tracing the incident back to him and they had found out about the drug dealing, Brandon wasn’t captured.

As for the media, the [Gatekeepers] took the glory by making it out as if one of theirs had a slight hiccup but was still able to stop the drug dealing.

This isn’t because of pride or arrogance and Brandon understood why they kept the incident a secret. Because if they confirmed that a [World Key Holder Vigilante] is on the loose without any form of surveillance or assurance, most of the people would feel terrified.

It is true that those with powers are deemed as gifted people, but they are also feared because of it.

At least for the [Gatekeepers], the government is keeping a close eye on them. But vigilantes, they ignore the law and believe in their own justice.

To some people, they are admired. But that isn’t necessarily true for all people. To some, vigilantes are fearsome because of it. Because everyone has their own sense of justice. And what’s justice for one can be injustice to another.

Brandon had matured in his time in the [Special Prison] so he can tolerate being called a criminal, a vigilante, or someone taking his credit.

The second task that he did, was stopping a human traffic incident. This time, he didn’t cause too much of a scene and quietly disposed of the criminals. The victims weren’t even able to see him so they can only think that the [Gatekeepers] had saved them again.

This had caused the [Gatekeepers] to worry that whoever was doing this might get mad for stealing his credit again, however, nothing happened afterwards so the [Gatekeepers] did their job by feigning ignorance and turning a blind eye to what Brandon has been doing.

However, they still would rather know what kind of person had been doing such things so they still kept finding ways to locate Brandon and identify him.

“Not like they can find a dead man…” (Brandon)

As they say, no one would come looking for a man who’s already dead.

Even if they found him, it’s hard to say that they will know who he is. Lucas II had even given him one of the accessories of the unidentified to hide his status.

Perhaps, the only person who can identify him is Lucas, who had seen his face clearly.

However…the two have yet to meet.

+ + +

“Wake up, it’s time for the auction!” (El)

“Nnngg…” (Lucas)

Hearing El’s shout, I was forced to wake up as I stretched my arms and yawned upon sitting up.

Ughh…I really rather not use that skill again.

Though, creating a skill is certainly not bad. Since I was the one who created it, it already hit max right from the get go.

Well, not like it’s easy to create one anyway.

Oh yeah, last night, I only fused the Light mana in my qi, then how about Darkness mana?

Well, let’s try it…

Like last night, I repeated the same process, only, this time, I used the Darkness mana.

As the Dakness mana blended with my purple qi, I started to feel sluggish…my heart started to beat slowly…slowly…until…it’s not beating at all!

Eh? But I’m not dead!

No, wait…it’s beating!…Very little though, to the point of being undetectable.

How weird…

Not only that, I can also feel my presence getting thinner…

*Ting*

NoticeYou have created a new skill!

Please enter the name of the skill:

Hmm…what’s a good name…ah! Since my heartbeat had become like this, and my presence grew weaker…It’s as if I have a-

“Deadman’s Body!” (Lucas)

NoticeYou have learned a new skill, (Active) [Deadman’s Body] Beginner LVL 10 (100.00%)!

A skill made by an adventurer by the name of Lucas! This skill allows one’s self to fall under the impression of being a dead person!

When used, the user will have stopped HP Recovery rate, decrease Detection rate, reduced SPD by 80%, and a body that won’t get cold!

Note that for every minute used, is an hour’s worth of rest!

Consumption: 50 MP and 50 Qi per minute

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