Book 2: Chapter 209
Arid entered the Heavenly Realm 10 years ago. This was because he didn’t kill any of the monsters that appeared in the tutorial.
This wasn’t because he was weak. The most probable reason was that he was reluctant to actually kill anything with his own hands.
In any case, he said that the place he had appeared in was the very center of Dragon God Island.
“When I opened my eyes, the Goddess was already in front of me. She later told me that she knew I was coming and had waited for me.”
“What type of person is the Goddess?”
After thinking for a while, Arid spoke slowly.
“I’m not exactly sure. It’s been 10 years since I met her, but she seems to show me a new side every time I see her. Sometimes she seems to be a young girl in the prime of her life, other times she’s like an old hermit who has seen through the vicissitudes of life, and sometimes she even seems to be a cold empress who wouldn’t shed a single tear even if blood was shed. In fact, sometimes…”
Arid smiled slightly as he thought of something.
“She slightly resembles you, Master.”
“Yes. Maybe the reason why I found it so easy to follow the Goddess at the beginning has something to do with that.”
Someone who resembled him.
Lukas’ expression became strange when he thought about that.
That statement impacted him more than the fact that she sometimes appeared to be a young girl, an elderly hermit, and an empress. He found it hard to believe that there was a person that resembled him.
“She also knew about my power. And she taught me how to use it.”
This wasn’t that surprising.
Although it was rare, there were still many people in the multiverse who had the same power of communication that Arid had or similar powers.
The Great Medium that Lukas had met in his homeworld was one such person.
If the Goddess from Dragon God Island had a power similar to that of Arid and the Great Medium… and if she had lived as long as it was reported, and had steadily learned how to use her power…
Then it wasn’t strange for her to have known Arid would arrive in advance, get a glimpse of Lukas’ true identity, or know that he was looking for the ‘special statues’.
‘I don’t know how potent her power is, but I doubt it would be stronger than Arid’s.’
The strength of Arid’s power of communication was unprecedented.
“After that, I stayed on Dragon God Island, and worked hard to get stronger.”
“For ten years?”
Arid had been the first to enter the Heavenly Realm, but he seemed to be less experienced than Min Ha-rin and Lee Jong-hak, who had spent time searching the various islands.
‘Come to think of it…’
He hadn’t taken a look at Arid’s status window yet.
Lukas looked at Arid.
[Title: Saint of Salvation, Young Dragon]
[Skills: Communication(Lv.?), Void Records(Lv.?), Healing(Lv.8), Beginner Sorcery(Lv.MAX), Intermediate Sorcery(Lv.MAX), Advanced Sorcery(Lv.7), Dance of the Young Dragon(Lv.5)]
Arid’s level wasn’t very high.
That wasn’t very surprising. His abilities were special, and they were not things that could be bound by a concept like level.
Naturally, the thing that Lukas paid most attention to was his skills.
The levels of communication and void records were unknown. This was represented by the question mark which sat in the place that the level number was supposed to. Lukas had seen several status windows by this point, but this was his first time seeing this.
Other than that…
“You learned sorcery.”
“Yes. How did you know that?”
“I can see your skills.”
“Wow. As expected of Master.”
Arid gently applauded in admiration.
Then, with a shrug, he explained.
“The Goddess said that I have a natural talent for sorcery. That’s why she decided to try teaching me.”
This was obvious. After all, without talent, it would be impossible to master both beginner and intermediate sorcery, and even have a high level in advanced sorcery.
Lukas was fairly interested in sorcery, so he was well aware of how demanding the study was on one’s mind and talent.
His eyes turned to the door.
To be precise, he was focused on the two priests who were waiting outside with Bargan.
“Who are the two people that came with you?”
“They are two of the four priests in charge of protecting Dragon God Island.”
“Yes. They are the ones who protect the North, South, East, and West respectively, and they check the qualifications of anyone who wants to enter the island.”
“It seems they aren’t the Black and White Sorcerers.”
In all honesty, both of the elderly priests were formidable Sorcerers.
Therefore, Lukas had suspected that they might be the powerful and renowned Black and White Sorcerers of Dragon God Island.
Arid smiled at that.
“The Black and White Sorcerers always stay by the Goddess’ side. As far as I know, it’s been a few decades since they last left the island.”
It seemed that there were no restrictions on him when it came to things like this.
So it was probably things about the Dragon God Statue, the Goddess’ true identity, and other similar topics that were blocked.
“They called you Young Dragon.”
Arid’s expression became a bit strange again.
The title ‘Young Dragon’ had also been included in his status window.
This meant that Arid wasn’t just called Young Dragon by those priests, but that he was acknowledged as the ‘Young Dragon’ by the entirety of Dragon God Island.
“It’s like the Goddess’ student.”
“Sometimes people call me her successor, but that’s technically wrong. The Goddess has been holding her position for more than 1,000 years already.”
“The status is a bit excessive for me, but thanks to that, I have no problems while living on Dragon God Island. It’s a pity that I wasn’t able to meet my seniors though.”
Now that he thought about it, Arid had said that he’d known the locations of Lee Jong-hak and Min Ha-rin.
If that was the case, then maybe…
“Do you know Leo and Sedi’s locations?”
These were the two members of his team that Lukas hadn’t met yet.
Lukas didn’t even know where they were.
So he couldn’t help but feel a hint of expectation when he saw Arid nod his head.
It was at that moment Lukas became a bit cautious.
“If you can’t tell me about their locations then…”
“No no. Rather, I came to Master to tell you their locations.”
Arid’s expression became serious.
“I don’t have to tell you senior brother Leo’s location. You’ll probably get to meet him soon… Senior brother has been in the Heavenly Realm for five years and has changed a lot, but if he meets Master, he’ll definitely change back to his past self.”
Lukas wanted to ask for more details about Leo, but when he saw that Arid’s expression had become more severe, he stopped himself.
Was whatever he was going to say next that serious?
“The problem is the other side.”
The other side…
“Yes. Miss Sedi is in a very dangerous situation right now.”
“Where is she?”
Among the seven islands that formed the Heavenly Realm, it was the one that was regarded as a forbidden land.
It could be called the direct opposite of Dragon God Island which was considered a sanctuary.
Lukas had also learned some information about Death Island.
There were almost no living beings on Death Island.
Nevertheless, there were some with great tenacity who managed to survive in and even adapt to the harsh environment of Death Island. However, because of this, their appearances became somewhat distorted. It was almost to the point of saying that every being on Death Island was a mutant.
Of course, it went without saying that they were several times stronger than those living on other islands.
Lukas’ expression became serious.
“Is Death Island a dangerous place for Sedi?”
He knew that even a few Ancient Dragons wouldn’t be much trouble for Sedi. Even if a being stronger than an Ancient Dragon was to appear, she would at least be able to hold her own.
That was why, among all the companions he’d brought, the one Lukas was the least worried about was Sedi.
However, Lukas had never visited Death Island.
It was possible that this land, which was shrouded in mystery, was much more dangerous than the rumors or books claimed it was.
“Death Island is a very dangerous place, but it is not enough to be a threat to Miss Sedi.”
“Then what is?”
When he heard Arid’s following words, Lukas finally realised what kind of danger Sedi was in.
“There is someone like Master on Death Island.”