Chapter 1173 - Castello I
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Two and half months have pa.s.sed by since I came to Fort Ardon. It felt like it had been only a few days since I had stepped down out of my airs.h.i.+p and rushed to the hospital to heal the patients.
In these two and a half months, I've learned many things, advanced in more than one way. There are still many ways I have to advance in, and for that, I have to take the risk, and today, I am taking that risk.
Today, a ruin named Castello is opening. It is an extremely dangerous Ruin, but it will have what we need. I would have gone to other ruines, but I waited for this Ruin specifically.
Since I arrived in fort Adorn, there had been two ruins that had been opened, but I did not choose to go to them. They did not have the things I need; this Castello ruin is challenging and may have the thing I need.
I have already reached the Peak of the Lord Stage and have got enough comprehension to reach the Duke Stage, but there is no use to make a breakthrough into the Duke Stage yet, as I did not make enough improvements in my Inheritance yet.
If I breakthrough into Duke now, all my powers would be sealed, and I would become a sitting duck as I would not be able to use any of Inheritance abilities, only when I make enough improvement into my Inheritance that it became a Clear upgrade. I will be able to breakthrough into the Duke with confidence.
This Castello ruin may help me if I found that place, it is quite difficult to find that place, but if I am lucky, I may find it, and even if I did not, this ruin would be challenging enough.
It is Prince Grade Ruin means it will have maximum Prince Grade warriors who are very dangerous for me. I am at Lord Stage; though regular Prince Stage powerhouses are no problem for me, I could easily kill them. The same could not be said about the Elite Prince Stage powerhouses.
If I come across some, I will be in quite trouble and not forget this will not be the only danger I will face. The Ruin itself is dangerous, its membrane is broken in hundreds of places, which releases a huge amount of cosmic energy inside the rune, and since the runes have no core, this dangerous energy never gets filtered out.
Due to strong bodies, the Grimm Monsters visit this ruin dove. They even have special art which they practice in the special cosmic energy; this Ruin has to make their stronger bodies even stronger.
Humans have to be very careful in this ruin, not venture into a dangerous area where Cosmic Energy is very thick; then, one is good as dead if one did not have sufficient protection.
I have already got everything I needed to go to this Ruin. I now just hoped that I would not get transported into the Cosmic Energy-rich region and lose my life before I have a chance to explore.
Though the formation is calibrated this way, we will be transported into the safe zone; there are always some people who transported there and lost their life. I shook my head of those depressing thoughts and looked at my storage once more to check if I have everything I need.
In the two and half months, my nearly empty storage had filled quite greatly; from artifacts to herbs, everything could be found in my storage. I could help but feel happy when I looked at these filled shelves.
There was a time when all these shelves were empty, but now they are filled with glittering and aromatic things that one just wants to keep looking at, and of all the shelves; there is one shelf that stands out the most.
In the center of storage, there was a beautiful crystalline tree, and this tree has nearly a hundred Roses hanging on it. Most of these Roses are Black and Green but sometimes one sees grey ones too.
This tree is specially commissioned storage; here, I could hang the Essence Roses that I had refined. The exact copy present in the lap of the teacher, where she could just pluck away whatever the rose she wanted to research on.
Speaking of research, her research is going well. She had found a way to use Essence Rose in the already created Totem Artifact, but this way could not be used by all the people, only those who had used the best materials in their Totem crafting.
Teacher said they are working on a method that could help them incorporate into the normal Lord and above pract.i.tioner, but it will take time; even the teacher said finding such a method is not easy.
Still, I am quite happy with the success my Essence Roses had brought; once the teacher shared the value Roses with supreme and what they could, their value had skyrocketed and the Supremes sent powerful members to the Academy to make deals with the teacher.
Not only with the teacher, but I had also been secretly being asked to provide them with Essense Roses in secret, and the price they have quoted had even blown my mind.
Still, those b.a.s.t.a.r.ds are only willing to offer the resources, not the knowledge. The teacher had asked them about access to their secret library, but each of them had rejected it outright, including Wisdom Tower and Hawthorns Sea.
The Wisdom Tower and Hawthorns Sea did not outrightly reject it; they are even willing to permit me to visit their secret libraries if I agreed to be a member of their organization, which means once I reach the King stage, I would be a full member of their organization.
This condition I am not willing to accept then and not accept now, I do not have any interest in joining Supreme.
Though they may have vast resources and knowledge that the Academy could not compare, I very much love Academy and would not leave it unless there is no choice.