Chapter 1593 - Binding and Harvesting
'It is time to finish it,' I thought, and without wasting any time, I acted.
The fiery black ribbons that had wrapped around me opened in the middle like a maw and moved toward the Crocman.
The Crocman's eyes widened seeing the ribbon, but due to it being in its mad stage, instead of running away, it roared and came at me with the dense b.l.o.o.d.y aura covering its body and soul.
CLANNNG CLANNNG CLANNNG
Its huge toothed sword moved at extremly fast speed and power that it can even repel several of the fiery black ribbons, only several among the hundreds that begin to wrap around the giant Crocman.
It barely took a moment for the fiery black ribbons to wrap the Grimm Monster completely that it became incapable of moving even an inch.
As my vines bounded it, a sphere of black flames released from me and completely covered huge bodies and mine Grimm Monster. I could feel the several gazes watching the battle, and I don't want to show what happened next.
Though the ribbons would have been enough to hide what will happen, I want to be extra careful. I am very aware of how sensitive my ident.i.ty is and what will happen if anyone learns about it.
As the black flaming sphere enveloped us, the rest of the fiery ribbons around me wrapped around its huge body, forming a coc.o.o.n with me inside.
I looked at huge Crocman, who is completely bound but still struggling to get out intensely; the madness that was present in its eyes has all but disappeared, and cold hard sanity had returned.
I looked at it for a second before I controlled my ribbons and made them pierce through its body; as they did, it let out the mournful scream. Its a good thing its mouth is bound, and we are wrapped in a coc.o.o.n from where no sound could go out.
As the ribbons pierced through its body, a flash of recognization had flashed in its eyes as only my vines could do something like it, and it is one of my identifiers that higher-ups of Grimm Monsters made them memorized.
It was able to recognize me finally and tried to open its mouth to say something, but unfortunately, it couldn't due to ribbons binding it.
I smiled and began the harvesting process; as I did, it started to burn its core for self-destruction, wanting to take me together with it. Regretfully, it is not going to happen; my vines have tightly wrapped around its core, sucking all the energy it is releasing; there is no way I will not let it self-destruct.
Usually, it is quite easy to harvest the essence of Grimm Monsters once they are bound and helpless, but it is not the case when it comes to Bloodline holder; Bloodline interferes a lot during the harvesting process.
Now, I am harvesting at five times less speed than I usually do and concentrating 90% of my efforts on my heart to suck away all the energy it releases. I will have to bear it for few moments; once the Hidden Being and Ashlyn acted, everything will be easy.
Few more seconds have pa.s.sed when finally silver and green runes come out of me. They covered me first before they begin to spread through the vines, and within few seconds, they have covered the vines densely.
The runes buzzed lightly and lightened up; as they did, mournful m.u.f.fled screams begin to ring out from the mouth of Crocman as the Hidden Being and Ashlyn begin to harvest its Bloodline.
A huge amount of energy begins to come inside me and begin merging with my Inheritance Runes; this purified Bloodline Energy is far more powerful than the energies of the two Bloodlines I had earlier.
This energy had a feeling of heaviness, a flavor of crus.h.i.+ng strength. The Bloodline of the Crocman is of pure strength, which is not surprising seeing it was common Crocman and not an elemental type, but despite that, its Bloodline is powerful and full of potential.
As the runes sucked the Bloodline energy and merged with my Inheritance Runes, I am able to see its strength, and I have to say, it is mighty. Despite having such a powerful Bloodline, the Crocman could not harness its true power.
If it had, I would have been utterly crushed by it in a single move; If I had such Bloodline, I would have tried my all to harness as much as power from it I could.
Still, I am quite happy by the battle, though it did not make me use all my strength; the battle was challenging with the strength I am using.
I am not worried about finding a challenge that will make me use all my strength. If the auras I had sensed outside is any proof, then I would have no problem in finding the challenges that will make me use all my strength.
There are some people on both sides that are powerful enough that if I come across them, the only choice I will have is run.
I continued harvesting of Bloodline; the process is painful, and the Bloodline had fought against tooth and nail to not to get harvested, but the Silver and Green runes are too powerful, they slowly continued to harvest more and more Bloodline.
In its struggle, the Bloodline got powerful, which made the Crocman powerful, but the amount of increase in strength was not even enough to shake the ribbons that binding the Crocman.
Though I had loosened the vine a little bit to give it a false sense of hope, and it worked as its strength had increased a little, even a little bit count in the grand scheme of things.
Soon, the harvesting process is complete; the runes have not only harvested its Bloodline but also its essence transforming into the beautiful essence rose.
I had just removed the ribbons when 'buzz' rang from my runes as they lighted up and released a huge amount of energy that started to strengthen my Body and Soul rapidly.
As I had said, it is a strength type Bloodline; the increase its giving to my body is greater than my soul; I could feel my physical strength getting higher by a second, and very much looking forward to an immense increase in strength.