Unrivaled System Book 1 Chapter 201
Well, I was supposed not to post yet, since there are something going on with WebNovel. Anyway, I did say I will post today.
"Sistine, do you know about the stages of the principles? All I know is that there is a peak and a summit stage, according to the god ruler before." He asked.
"Hmm... let's see, although I have some details, but it's not complete. As far as I know it is divided by layers, and each layer has it's own stages. I only have knowledge of the first layer for now, it is composed of 4 stages. The fours stages are, the Initial stage, Advance stage, Master stage, and finally the Profound stage, dear." Sistine explained.
"I see, then when will you know the remaining stages? As the peak and summit stage is still not included on the first layer." He asked.
"It should be after the system is promoted, just like how the system got promoted to a celestial when you, the host became one. In the not so far future, when you breakthrough to the immortal realm, the system will also get promoted." Sistine said.
"I understand." He nodded.
"Give up? I, this queen?... The absolute Ice that comes from the netherworld, with it's thorns, it chains everything in existence, be it good or evil all shall freeze to eternal damnation. A sword that once froze the world, with it's full might, it even freezes the gods. I shall call thy name, Blue Thorns."
Tiamat chanted her aria, as she proceeds, the space that once was faded into nothingness, started getting colder. The moment she called out her sword's name, even the wind itself froze.
Her long silver-colored sword, shined with icy blue light. This was her long sword's peak form, it was not a normal starred weapon, or is it a spirit artifact which is one level higher than the former. It was a divine! A divine weapon! it's rank is even higher than his current scythe, which was half-step a divine weapon.
"Is this what they call, the moment of the final battle?." He asked.
"Well, it seems that she plans to end this. At least we have the same idea, I can't maintain my strength for long, ending this right now, is good for both of us." Scthach smiled.
"Is that so?... No, wait a second, can you back off for a bit and leave it to me?." He smiled.
"Huh? Why?." Scthach frowned.
"You don't really need to back off, I'm not even sure if I can hold her myself. You just need to support and defend..." He said.
"Okay, I'm listening..." Scthach nodded, urging him to continue.
"Change of plans... here, it goes like this." He got closer to her ear again and whispered.
"A-are you confident?... I-I got it" Scthach said, her ear was red.
After that, Scthach stepped back a bit.
And it seems that Tiamat herself didn't move when they were taking, I guess it must be related to her form right now. Currently, they were two dragon wings that sprouted from her back. Her form was a human with draconic feature, or more like a half-dragon.
[Primordial Dragon's Blood] The blood line skill she used before, finally got activated.
"Her sword is a divine artifact, it's a bit higher than this princess, currently." Natalia's voice sounded in his ear.
"It was a divine!? No wonder I felt such a strong fluctuation coming inside of it... However, don't tell me that is stronger than you?." He asked.
"Stronger than this princess? That one? Stop joking, in this universe there is no one that can beat me." Natalia said confidently.
"There is no need to worry then." He smiled.
"You have learned two principles, of course there is no need to worry. But... don't get careless, a divine is a divine after all." Natalia warned.
"I know... right, Sistine. Was what she said true?." He wanted to confirm.
"Mhn... that's right, dear. It's a higher ranked divine artifact." Sistine said.
"By the way, can Natalia, hear you?." He asked.
"No, our conversation can only be heard by both of us..." Sistine said.
"I see..." He nodded.
"It seems you don't want to accept my offer... Then, I could only persuade you through your body." He grinned, and launched himself forward.
Scthach followed him.
"It's time to end this, let yourself face this queen's wrath." Tiamat said.
She lined her sword forward, kicking through the empty air, she rushed towards him with the aim to fight him head on.
Looking at the sword that is too fast for him to dodge, he try to dodge it and without any hesitation he also swung his scythe. The oncoming sword that was about to hit him suddenly got deflected, it was Scthach who deflected it. Her role this time was to support and defend him... so that no attacks will hit him. She didn't complain about this, as she kinda like the role of protecting him
The long sword's movements were so tranquil, it's like a calm flowing water. Tiamat's sword that was deflected, without any disturbance, soon followed another strike. The peak form of her sword was too much for Scthach's gae bolg.
Scthach sensed this, as she didn't try to deflect Tiamat's sword head on. Instead, she decided to only hit the flat surface of the sword, rather than the sharp blade.
After a couple of slashes or so... Tiamat nose dived, to dodge his scythe that finally almost reached her. And as how it is shown, Tiamat was too fast for him, she could already slash a couple of times before his very own weapon even reached her, and she even dodged it. Luckily, Scthach was there for him.
Signaling, Scthach with his eyes, and the moment she caught the signal. She suddenly stopped protecting him. Tiamat sensed this, but she still continued, and her sword finally reached and pierced him.
Strangely there was no blood, and even though the sword pierced him, he moved as if there was no object embedded on his body, and slash her with his scythe. Scthach also took this opportunity to attack, even though she was only a support, one should know how to adapt any role in a battlefield.
Facing two oncoming attacks, Tiamat frowned on how in the world he could move, even though her sword was embedded on his chest.
"Astral body?..." Tiamat gained enlightenment, she hurriedly draw her sword back and quickly tried to dodge, in the face of an attack that can almost fade anything, defending herself was no use, dodging it was the only choice.
"Too late..." He said.
"Humph... teleport." Tiamat snorted as she tried to teleport
"That won't work, you know? [Isolated Space]..." Scthach smiled... the skill that she used was the same skill Tiamat used before, to try and dodge his scythe. It was a skill to isolate, and completely trap anything or anyone that caught on the range of the skill. Teleportation, or any kind of space based skill was no use either. Well, there is a use and that is only if your understanding of the law is higher than the one using the skill.
And it seems that although Tiamat was a divine, her understanding of the space law was the same level as Scthach's. This was a bit of risk on both of their part, as they didn't know Tiamat's understanding of the space law. Maybe it was due to luck or purely coincidental, space law was a law that Tiamat had trouble understanding.
"[Time Manipulation]..." Tiamat tried to stop time itself, and this law was one of her best. Scthach understanding of the time law was way below hers.
"I said it's too late, even that is futile." When she thought that both of then froze in time, his mouth moved, and his and Scthach's attack continued.
"What is this... Time itself fade? Can a higher law fade?." Tiamat was so confused, she had a moment of thinking that it was fine to get hit, as the attack of those who are lower than her won't cause that much... But it was only for a moment, gazing at the dark violet colored scythe, the thought of getting hit completely disappeared from her mind.
She can't get hit... or else she'll die.
"No use... [Self Immolation]." Tiamat decided to use a sacrificial kind of skill, this skill will cause her a lot of power to use... it's as if burning almost all of her power.