Chapter 260: “Demon King’s Wisdom”
There was a huge powerful sensation coming off of this skeleton. The sensation was dense as mountains and limitless like the universe. It felt ancient as the earth, and it was vase like the ocean…… The sensation coming off of it was so strong that Fei had a hard time walking under the level 40 Barbarian Mode. As if he was carrying a mountain on his back, his steps were heavy, and all of his bones were crackling like corns being popped in the popcorns machine.
“This golden skeleton must be a supreme entity before his or her death. Although this creature died thousands of years ago, the skeleton had been kept well. This sensation is probably one-thousandth of the actual power sensation of this creature, and it is still way too strong. Compared this, the assassin who was after me that day is like a small ant.”
Fei was more terrified as he observed it more.
“What a lord-like powerful creature would leave behind such traces after death? In legends, a star-class warriors’ bones would corrode after ten years, moon-class elites’ bones would corrode after a hundred years, and the sun-class lords’ bones would corrode after five hundred years…… From the sensation, it is clear that this creature died thousands of years ago. Could it be that this creature is more powerful a sun-class lord? Also, this skeleton is only 1.3 meters tall, and it looks like a kid. But from the thickness of the bones, it seems like this creature was fully grown and was in his or her prime. Could this powerful entity be a dwarf?”
The existence of this golden skeleton was an unsolved mystery!
Fei then looked at the dual-blade axe in this skeleton’s hands.
This battle axe was made from an unknown material. It looked golden, and the handle of the axe was about half a meter long. It was thick on both ends, and it was slender in the middle; a perfect curvature was formed from it. On the handle, a ton of mysterious pathings and symbols were engraved. They looked like magic pathings, and they also looked like rough sketches of animals and plants. These patterns were tightly connected, and they circled around the handle until they reached the blades.
The body of the blades was about two-thirds of the axe. The tip of the blade was as thin as paper, but its back was as thick as a tree. With six blood groves on each side of the blades, the axe looked like a Phoenix that had opened its wings. The wings created two perfect half circles, and the halves met in the center and created a deadly oval.
From all angles, this battle axe looked like an excellent art piece; it was breathtaking.
Finally, Fei concentrated onto the six small hexagonal dents on the axe.
Intuition told Fei that things were inlaid in those dents, and they were lost……. The blade in front of him wasn’t in its final form.
However, Fei was not able to touch the blade.
The impressive sensation coming off of the skeleton repelled him away. Fei tried his best, and he found that he couldn’t walk within a ten-meter radius of the skeleton even when he tried to risk injuring himself. Even after the buff under Barbarian Mode as well as the Hulk Potion and strengthening under heat and chill energies in the underground cave in Chambord, Fei’s iron-like body was about to explode when he tried to walk into that zone.
After several attempts, Fei gave up and focused on other stuff in this space.
This space was like a basement or an underground tomb. It wasn’t big; it was only about two to three hundred square meters. It was surrounded by a type of light yellow stones, and the walls were very smooth. Silver light would flash through the walls mysteriously and orderlessly. What surprised Fei was that those silver lights didn’t emit a powerful sensation; they were very calm.
Except for the portal behind Fei, there weren’t any other exits in here.
Behind the golden skeleton, a cloud of silver energy was flashing around. This silver energy gave off a similar peaceful sensation as the silver lights on the walls. Fei slowly circled around the golden skeleton and walked towards that silver energy.
It was a book.
A book that was floating in the air.
The book was five-fingers thick, and it was in a square shape with thirty centimeters on each side. As if it was stained with blood, the book was in a dark red color. Interestingly, the pages were flipping automatic themselves.
Every time the page turned, numerous silver characters would appear on the vague and white page. It was really magical.
Fei observed it carefully.
He realized that the characters were the ones used on Azeroth that could be traced back to the era of gods and demons. These characters were hard to understand; the spelling and grammar were really different from the language that was being used on the continent now. Since this language was only rarely used and not lost, Fei studied this language before in Chambord’s Royal Library, and he was able to understand 10-20% of the meaning.
“This books covers knowledge about the mechanisms, traps, architectures, forging, smelting, gathering ……”
Fei was stunned. He realized that the knowledge recorded in this book was so vast that it was like an encyclopedia.
The book was more than a hundred pages long, and there were a lot of illustrations. The pages contained information and pictures of weapons, buildings, traps, palaces, defense walls, and etc. All of these were displayed by the silver energy while the pages turned themselves.
On the last page of the book, a few lines of bigger characters were writing in a different font. These characters were written in the book rather than being displayed by the silver energy.
The lines were simple: “These are all the generous gifts…… from Demon King His Majesty…… [Demon King’s Wisdom]…… [Demon King’s Punishment]…… [Demon King’s Sword]…… [Demon King’s Memory]…… [Demon King’s Wishes]…… [Demon King’s Calculations] …… [Demon King’s…….] …… Despicable Gods…… Lost…… escaped…… I’m about to die…… They came…… Battle until death…… protect …… We die with grudge…… Demon Deity’s Honor…… Inherit……”
There were only three to four hundred words, but Fei had a hard time reading through them. The writing was choppy themselves, and the grammar was bad. With Fei’s bad understanding of the language, those were all the information he could extract.
After the last page, the book flipped back to its cover page.
Fei saw a few characters –
[Demon King’s Wisdom]
So this book was called [Demon King’s Wisdom]
After seeing these words, Fei immediately understood what the generous gifts meant. The names such as [Demon King’s Wisdom] and [Demon King’s Punishment] were all the treasures that the “Demon King” left. Just from the knowledge in [Demon King’s Wisdom], Fei could tell that this “Demon King” was an ingenious figure. Although Fei wasn’t sure how powerful this “Demon King” was, this entity was at least a very wise figure.
“Except this book [Demon King’s Wisdom], what about the others, like [Demon King’s Punishment] and [Demon King’s Sword]? Are they books as well? Or something else?”
Fei realized that he discovered a huge treasure by accident.
Just this book in front of him was more valuable than all the stuff in the main hall. Fei who had all seven classes’ knowledge from Diablo World, the accumulation of wisdom he learned from Akara and Cain, as well as the miraculous skill [Learn], he was able to identify the good from the bad. As soon as he read [Demon King’s Wisdom], he knew what kind of treasure he got. If he was able to turn the knowledge in this book into actual production in the real world, Chambord’s civilization and strength would be comparable to level 9 Empires on this continent.
“So this is the strength of Chambord?”
[Zenit’s God of War] Arshavin who was standing on a tower was shocked by what he saw.
Chambord’s strength was beyond his imagination.
In the last twenty minutes, he witnessed the massacre that the mercenaries of Blood-Edge went through. The four exits in four directions were the design that Blood-Edge was proud of. Using this design, Blood-Edge’s headquarter was as secure as the royal palace. In several battles between the mercenaries groups in St. Petersburg, Blood-Edge was able to avoid being wiped by others using this design. However, the design they were proud of turned into death traps.
All four exits were guarded by terrifying warriors of Chambord.