ITDO - Chapter 9 - God is Hope! God is Faith!
‘And then? How do I mobilize the divine power within the godhood, little wit?’
As a person who hadn’t even killed a chicken before, Louie was originally more of the cowardly sort than a hotblooded warrior, but perhaps it was his new dragon instincts that changed him. He had awakened a vague thirst for blood-fueled conflict and massacres. And so he waited for the intelligent brain’s response with some eagerness.
[Host need only visualize the godhood in his soul. Imagine mobilizing the godhood inside, and you should be able to use the power of the gods…… probably……]
Louie took note of the intelligent brain’s hesitation.
[My deepest apologies, Host. Due to the unique nature of the principles governing San Soliel, the Terran Civilization could not fully understand the entities known as Gods. The God Creation Project was only a theoretical possibility, but was never empirically confirmed.]
‘F***, you retard! Just be clear about it. I’m simply an experimental rat.’
Louie was furious. He opened his mouth slightly and spewed out a breath of flames. At this Sisna once more stood at alert in front of her queen, fearful of the dragon she could not understand, but which her queen venerated.
Louie’s pupils once again scanned his surroundings. He now had no choice but to push himself to do something that was beyond his ability. The contract had already been signed. The elven queen in front of him had already granted him the coordinates to descend into this world. Thus, he also had to fulfill his end of the bargain by winning her war for her.
Louie sighed inwardly and closed his eyes in contemplation. He began to try imagining the godhood crystal that he had seen earlier.
Within his mind appeared a string of mathematical models - representations of the shapeless crystal godhood within him. After hesitating slightly, Louie directly injected his consciousness into it.
Louie’s brain shook as a loud bang resounded. His soul was almost shaken and split apart, but the godhood within him forcibly bound it together.
His consciousness seemed to travel through the ages, and he glimpsed at the ancient image of an indescribably great and mighty dragon. It soared among the stars with five heads, each shining with a different color, and followed by countless primordial dragons. The dragons flew through the stars, striking fear and submission into the hearts of countless creatures in innumerable realms. Wherever they passed, all creatures would bow to them.
It created the great species of dragons, born and located at the top of the food chain. From the races that walked the earth to the angels in heaven and even the demons that skulked in the abyss - all beings respected the glory of dragons.
Louie knew that this terrifying dragon, whose body was as huge as a continent, was the former master of this godhood, the Five-colored Dragon God!
The spectacular creature suddenly looked back mid-flight before staring at Louie square in the eyes. In that instant, the image collapsed. The Dragon God turned into pure divine power that filled Louie’s soul, allowing soul rank to rise infinitely. It also passed on to him the basic knowledge of the Gods.
Afterward, Louie was stunned and slightly clueless. He had, however, gained a basic understanding of Gods.
Divine power was the basis of divine glory. It was a type of energy with infinite possibilities. The ‘gods’ would pay with their divine power to change the rules of the world and create miracles.
But for a God, their real core was their divine authority and their godhood. Louie was not the Five-colored Dragon God that had already fallen. Even if he inherited the godhood, he could not understand and inherit the other party’s divine authority. Thus, he only possessed divine power and godhood, but no divine authority to match.
If there was no divine authority, then divine power was at most just a special precious magic power. Other than squandering it as a powerful energy source, it was impossible to fully actualize its potential. To try doing so was simply blasphemy against the gods.
It was impossible to obtain a divine authority in an instant. They represented the domains of power each god possessed. Not to mention those who were born as Ancient Gods, even the present Gods had spent innumerable years of effort and understanding to gain one. Slow progress was a given.
So for Louie, his biggest problem right then was how to make good use of this divine power.
What is God?
When Louie suddenly thought about this question, a voice like a yellow bell suddenly rang in his soul----
God is hope! God is faith!!
At that moment, Louie suddenly understood. Although it was impossible to directly obtain a divine authority, he knew how he should be using this miraculous divine power!
When Louie first became a dragon, he dreamt of becoming one of the dragons seen from works of art and even longed for their power. Gods were the great existences that could make their dreams become reality!
At the Ancient Tree of Life, the sacred land of the elven kingdom, a dragon’s roar parted the clouds and tore through the sky.
Under the shocked gazes of Carandia, Sisna, and the few legendary rank elven mages, Louie’s tiny 3-4 meters long fledgling of a body began to grow.
In the blink of an eye, his body’s lengthened to more than 300 meters. A golden dragon the size of a small hill appeared in front of the crowd. He hovered around the ancient tree with wings that spread and covered the sky, His draconic head, sharp claws, and beautiful dragon body shone with golden brilliance like the sun. Just a single glance was enough to let people know that this was a legendary creature - one that should long have disappeared from the world.
Right now, the few remaining dragons on the continent simply could not compete with the physique of the noble entity before the elves.
Dragon’s might spread over every creature and cast a wave of pressure over the heavens and earth. Even Sisna, who had already reached legendary rank, paled in front of the terrible sensation. Her body lay on the verge of collapse. And if not for the elven queen deflecting some of the pressure, Sisna and the legendary rank elven mages would collapse once again onto the floor.
“This…… this is actually a demigod dragon?!”
Sisna murmured with a bewildered expression.
“No, this is not an ordinary demigod dragon, but a primordial dragon at the demigod rank!”
Carandia also gripped her staff tightly, and her fingers turned pale.
After borrowing the divine power from the godhood and becoming this big, Louie’s five senses immediately changed. He did not need any elves to show him the way and could already perceive the location of the war.
An emerald glow enveloped thousands of meters with him as the center. In this space where dreams turned into reality, he was the dream weaver. The master of the dream!
At this moment, Louie felt himself raised far above all other creatures. Even if the real Gods were present, he would dare to lock horns with them in a fight. Without a word, he flew directly towards the battlefield.