Second Life Ranker - chapter 417
[The half-giant warriors have successfully acquired the great achievement of ‘God’s Death’.]
[The achievements of the half-giants have been recorded in the Tower’s system and shall be widely shared throughout the Tower!]
[Some Giant Factors have been taken away.]
[Awakening has been strengthened.]
[Your legend has grown.]
[Your legend has grown.]
[Your keyword, ‘fight’, has been strengthened]
[The half-giant warrior corps have made a great achievement called ‘Resurrection’.]
[The achievements of the warrior corps will be delivered directly to their god, ###.]
[###’s reputation is spreading!]
The warrior corps’ achievements were recorded in the system, and they were given a new blessing. The system drove player growth according to recorded achievements, so players tried to reach higher levels by following their given paths, which created a self-reinforcing cycle.
Great achievements such as ‘God’s Death’ were bound to have a strong influence on the half-giants, even though they had achieved the result with the help of hundreds of powerful buffs, outstanding equipment, and a dampened consciousness. Regardless, the Tower recognized their achievements and applied the appropriate rewards to the half-giants, whose abilities began to drastically adjust to match their achievements.
Their previously empty status windows were now filling up with new titles and characteristics. It was a sign that the traits of their long-forgotten ancestors were gradually awakening within them.
[The godly society
[The godly society
[The godly societies of
[The godly society
[The demonic society,
[The demonic society,
[Most gods are vehemently complaining about the half-giant warrior corps’ achievement skill, ‘Resurrection’.]
[A few gods feel a strong concern about your keyword, ‘fight’, because of its compatibility with the half-giant warrior corps. They are concerned that the pairing is too good!]
[Vimalacitra looks at you and the warrior corps with eyes filled with happiness.]
[Cernunnos shows a strong interest in your warrior corps.]
The gods and demons displayed different reactions one after another. As always, the gods seemed to be shocked when the situation they were concerned about eventually occurred, and on the contrary, the demons were enjoying the disruptive situation very much.
Regardless of concern or enjoyment, it was true that many showed increased interest in the half-giants who were starting their Resurrection process.
[A handful of demons are drooling over your half-giant warrior corps. They are showing a strong desire to discover more about the forgotten giant race through observing this process.]
The demons had a habit of enjoying something they wanted by corrupting it. This was why the dragon race had been born and the reason Agares had a crazy obsession with Yeon-woo and Jeong-woo. However, Yeon-woo raised his head and stared at the eyes looking down at him.
[The few demons who meet your eyes have stumbled backward in surprise.]
[A handful of demons who have met your eyes turn their heads away.]
Demons always sought a chance to backstab others, but they rarely tried their underhanded deeds against someone stronger since they were instinctively subservient to the strong. Those who evaded eye contact were much less powerful than Yeon-woo, and they had no choice but to turn their heads.
「I am warning all of you…」 Yeon-woo declared. 「If you show those greedy eyes one more time, I’ll rip them out one day. Whether that’s possible or not, time will tell.」 There was no answer, but Yeon-woo thought that the silence was an acceptable response.
[A few demons have fallen cautiously silent.]
Rustle! At that moment, the forest rustled, and more otherworld gods appeared. They were strange-looking monsters that ranged from dozens of meters to hundreds of meters tall. God’s. Death. Given. To. Mere. Flesh. And. Blood. Kill. Them. All.
They expressed hostility and surprise that a lower-ranking member of theirs had been killed. Sss! The hidden stage fluctuated greatly once they released their divine powers. The sky seemed to shatter and the ground turned over, scorching magma rising to the surface.
However, the half-giants showed no signs of concern or nervousness.
「They’re just like the other one.」
「I will fight.」
「I will fight…」
Still intoxicated by the victory that they had just tasted, the half-giants looked at the otherworld gods with eyes full of madness. Then, with large smiles that showed off their incisors, they rushed forward. The otherworld gods were in an embarrassingly awkward position. They never thought the creatures they had treated like toys would charge them like this. However, their bewilderment quickly turned into anger. They were going to remind the half-giants which of them was superior.
Roar! Another battle ensued.
[Your legend, written by the half-giant warriors, is shining brightly!]
Yeon-woo sensed a rush of energy filling his chest and savored the moment. Then, with a firm expression, Yeon-woo spoke to the gods and demons who were watching the battlefield absentmindedly.
“What are you all doing?”
There was no response.
“Shouldn’t you guys start running?”
The faces of the envoys who understood the meaning of Yeon-woo’s words hardened. Though it was true that the half-giant warrior corps had helped defeat an otherworld god, Valdebich had done most of the work. The warrior corps had just swooped in at the end, and it was impossible to expect them to handle so many otherworld gods at once.
Yeon-woo was implying that they ought to help the warrior corps finish off the otherworld gods. Unfortunately for the envoys, this meant that they wouldn’t be able to turn back. Since they’d helped create the warrior corps in the first place, there was no way that the otherworld gods would leave their societies alone now. And so, in the end…
‘Just you wait!’
The envoys rushed into battle while cursing Yeon-woo internally.
Boom! Boom! Boom! A colorful explosion spread all over the battlefield.
「Hahaha! I never thought that you’d be doing things that are usually done in the demonic world. The more I look at you, the more I want you. One day, I will take over your soul.」 Agares burst out in laughter as he looked at the battlefield and then at Yeon-woo. Even though Yeon-woo had become stronger, he did not hide his obvious obsession with him. Actually, he seemed to be getting more obsessive. 「Hurry and bring Jeong-woo out of the Black King’s darkness or whatever you call it. That way, I can have both of your souls.」
Yeon-woo snorted as if he did not consider Agares’ words worth responding to. “Stop talking nonsense and jump in.”
「Keekeekee! You’re playing hard to get.」 It was not particularly scary when a five-year-old kid was spewing out words and laughter like that.
Woof! Woof! Next to Agares, Fenrir wagged its tail wildly and barked as if it wanted to remind everyone of his presence.
「Alright, then shall we see what this body can do?」 Agares stepped forward and shouted up at the sky. 「Come, my army!」
As soon as Agares said those words, the sky ripped open, and hundreds of meteors swept through the sky and crashed to the ground. It was the sortie of the Eastern Demon King, Agares’ subordinate.
Fenrir, who had transformed into a giant wolf, was pawing the ground with his vicious teeth exposed.
[You have successfully reclaimed territory from the ‘Crawling Chaos’!]
[Scenario Quest (Proof of Gods and Kings IV) has been partially updated.]
[Open the quest window to check the updated contents.]
[Scenario Quest / Proof of Gods and Kings IV]
[Description: After your declaration to become the god and king of the forgotten race that lost its ancestral pride and fighting spirit, you led them out of ruin and completed your exploration of all the territories. You have inspired a sense of pride and achievement among the forgotten race’s people.
Meanwhile, the Crawling Chaos, who has a hostile relationship with you, has noticed your existence and ordered the otherworld gods to intervene. From now on, all the otherworld gods on this hidden stage will move against you and your followers.
You have a responsibility to protect your believers from danger. You also have a duty to bring them security and prosperity. Thus, protect your followers from those who are trying to get in their way. Furthermore, build a holy territory for your believers, where they can settle and live in the future.
To do this, you will have to drive out the Crawling Chaos and the otherworld gods, take their territories, gain independence, and develop your holy lands and structures.
Although it will be a difficult achievement that even the great giant ancestors of the past could not achieve, if you are successful, you will create a great legend that no one can match.]
[Time Limit: – ]
Complete ‘Proof of the King III’
The holder of the title ‘Great Warrior’
The leader of the half-giant
1. Faith of the people and believers + ??? (Varying reward levels according to the level of contribution)
2. Token of the Fourth King
3. Helm of the Skeleton King
4. Continuation in the chain quest ‘Proof of God and King V’]
[** You have successfully completed part of the scenario quest conditions (Proof of Gods and Kings IV). Destroy more enemy territories, establish your holy lands, and build a temple at the center of your territories to honor and glorify your existence.
** Number of territories currently occupied (1/7)
** Number of holy territories established and completed (0/1)]
Yeon-woo checked the contents of the updated quest window and smiled lightly. Everything seemed to be working as planned.
「Uhm…what the hell happened?」
「Ugh, my body hurts like crazy.」
「All this destruction…did we do all this…?」
After closing the quest window, Yeon-woo looked around at the half-giants who were sitting on the ground. They were dazed and exhausted, and it seemed to them that their previous actions had just been a dream.
They had never considered the otherworld gods’ territories as places they could access. They were sure they would die just approaching it. However, when they looked around, they could see that the entire territory had been devastated. The traces of the underworld gods as well as the frightening forest had all been burned down.
The vague memories they had told them that this was all their doing. The tingling sensation in their fingertips also felt as though they were still holding weapons. Other than pickaxes, they had never held sharpened blades before. This was the first time. However, they didn’t dislike the feeling, and in fact, they felt refreshed and light, as if a decades-old blockage had loosened up, or a dense fog had been lifted.
Their heightened emotions made the world look completely new, and their all-consuming apathy was now gone, replaced by a sense of confidence. Hope began to rise in their hearts as the feeling that they could achieve things they’d only ever dreamed of grew.
「Thank you, descendants…」
Spirits suddenly appeared and bowed to the half-giants. The half-giants instinctively knew who they were. They were the beings that the half-giants had always regarded as fictional characters in old stories and tales passed down through the generations. They had thought that these ancestors had only been created by adults to comfort them while they were suppressed in a narrow cage.
However, through Yeon-woo and Valdebich, the half-giants realized that their ancestors really once existed. Although countless generations had passed, these spirits were still their ancestors. Now that the ancestors were closer, they held the hands of their descendants.
「Thanks to you, we are finally able to rest.」
「However, we still have one regret.」
「We hope you can bring closure and rest to our brethren in the other territories…」
Rustle! Even in death, the spirit souls could not rest in peace since they were still under the restriction of the Crawling Chaos. They left this last wish as they dispersed into the air. When they were trapped in the forest, their faces were filled with anguish or disfigured from screams. However, in the end, they were finally able to smile.
[‘The Legacy of the Giants’ is being passed onto the heirs according to proper procedure.]
[The achievements left by the ancestors from time immemorial have been passed on to their descendants!]
[Legend has been strengthened.]
[Legend has been strengthened.]
[Awakening has opened new possibilities for the half-giants.]
Particles of light remained in the places where the ancestral giants’ souls had stood and soon scattered into the half-giants. Their eyes gleamed with light, and their bodies, which were exhausted from the fierce battle, were re-energized.
Crack! Crack! The sounds of their bodies twisting and cracking accompanied their sudden growth spurt until the tallest among them was three meters tall. Their bones and muscles grew stronger and denser, and an aggressiveness began to emanate from them.
The half-giants had the genes of the original giants, but ever since they lost their transcendence, they had collapsed as a race. However, as they accumulated the achievements, the potential that had been lying dormant over the generations exploded out, causing the sudden transformation. Perhaps the more territories they continued to retake, the more souls they freed, and the more intense the struggles they faced, the faster they would be able to regain their true giant race appearance.
“It seems like they’re useful now.” Yeon-woo burst into laughter as he looked at his devoted believers. He held the Fruit of Good and Evil in one hand, and the sharp eyes of the warriors focused on it.
As if they had agreed beforehand, they all rose and prostrated themselves in front of Yeon-woo. It was the highest level of courtesy and respect they could show to their god and king. The warriors shouted in unison,
「We welcome our great god!」
「We welcome our great god!」
A magnificent, powerful wave of aura flowed out. Looking at this scene, Shanon muttered as if frustrated, 「He managed to awaken the half-giants by making them throw a tantrum. He truly is King Temper.」