I hurriedly jogged to keep up with the duo
even they seemed to be walking at a leisurely pace they were moving really fast
as I moved I noticed the changes in my body
the first obvious thing was my heartbeat which drummer with the tenacity of a thousand suns
at least that is what it felt like to me it was beating like some were banging on a drum with animal like ferocity
my breathing became easier as well even though I was jogging I barely felt the strain
but I could feel sweat forming on my brow I looked behind me and realized that
it was black in colour and reeked
like the sewers under my former hometown in another world
my muscles were now fine toned like one of those Greek sculptures I had seen around
and even it was dark I was able to see as clearly as if it was daytime
as I walked I tried to think about what was going on but my brain was too slow for me to comprehend
what was happening to me?
I shook it off I couldn't think about it right now, I wanted to enjoy the moment for as long as possible so I would forget I had ever experienced that pain
I tried to open my acupoints and the coll breeze like energy filled me making me stronger faster and sharper
I began to look around to distract myself from my reality
I was in a massive room with a giant dome covering the dealing
it was completely lit by dim red light
the walls were made from glass or something similar
it all looked very scientific in nature
the whole place was surrounded by the sound of running water
the floor was covered in weird black dust that hid the white marble floor and a massive golden pillar rose up from the ground all the way up to the sky some
the more I looked around the more I felt the sense of deja vu like I had been here before
but that was not possible I had never seen the place before
as I continued my exploration I saw something strange or rather something I had seen before and known about it from somewhere before
right in the side of the room, there was a giant bell the size of the car
it was made of bronze and shaped like a
triangle and it had two rings it had no opening at the top
the sound of water kept coming from inside
the bell also had pictures drawn on it
I soon realized the bell was the place we were heading to
and I soon realized the picture drawn on it were of owls
some of them were spreading their wings and flying
some pictures showed the owls brandishing their sharp talons to catch many varieties of rodents and birds
it reminded me of something...I wasn’t sure what it was but it definitely felt familiar and important to know
then something clicked in my mind this bell was in my dream the sex orgy dream where a lady who called herself my mother fought with a six-armed monster and trapped it within this very bell
this place was the cathedral of my dream that meant the black dust I was walking in was the ashes of the people burned
I had just found out what the nightmare meant
I was back to being afraid I didn’t want to face the unknown but I knew that I needed to get to the bottom of it before everything got worse, and I needed to go find someone who might have answers.
I forced myself to move once
As I entered deeper into the place I began to notice something else odd about this place
It was extremely quiet
not like normal quiet but it was almost as if it was holding its breath
even the sound of flowing water had disappeared
suddenly bumped into silver,
he had stopped moving and was standing next to the bell with his arms crossed and his eyes closed when I bumped into him
his eyes shot opened wide and his expression twisted in surprise
he said nothing as I bowed my head to apologize I didn’t care what he thought and I hadn't even noticed we were now standing in front of the bell
" Mistress Tong Zhong we have brought you the child"
silver suddenly grabbed by my clothes and shoved me forward
I tripped over my own feet
and fell backwards onto the ground I landed hard
My hands touched the cold floor I hurriedly got up and glared at the childlike entity
" Mistress Tong Zhong we are sorry to keep you waiting"
I heard silver speak and to my surprise silver then dropped to his knees
and bowed his head
" Mistress Tong Zhong please forgive us"
I slowly turned towards the bell and noticed dirty golden dust spinning and gathering on top of the bell-like a mining tornado
and looking closer I could see an owl’s face peering out
with yellow and green eyes staring back at me
the owl had human features and giant wings
but that wasn’t what caught my attention the strangest fact
was that these things were wearing a white dress
that wasn’t made out of cloth
it looked more like metal and looked like some kind of armour
except not any kind of armour I’d had ever seen
the tornado soon settle down leaving behind an enormous black owl with dual coloured eyes and a white dress
the owl then began to coo in my direction as if she was saying hello
"Yellow," I said nervously looking at the blizzard image in front of me
"coo, coo" the owl cooed once again
and before I could do something Erebus was the one who spoke
"Yes mistress Tong this the child of wrath who was chosen "
the owl once again cooed
" yes he has made his choice and chose the heart mistress"
the owl turned toward and cooed
this time no one answered it was awkwardly standing as the owl peered at me
"Sorry I don't speak Owl"
I was embarrassed how hell was I supposed to know what the owl was talking about
Erebus laughed at my expense and said
"I am sorry mistress but our young I am afraid is not at the level where he can speak through the universe yet mistress if you want I can translate for you"
"That won't be necessary lord Erebus I can take in human tongue for our young friend, even though I haven't speaker it for a long time I doubt the language is changed much"
the owl spoke the goddammed owl spoke and it spoke in the tongue that was the common language used in the mines
The lady owl spoke with a soft feminine voice that sounded sweet
"Mistress is there a problem master?"
"No, not at all little one"
the lady owl seemed surprised at being addressed like a servant
" So you are the child of wrath I see you are pathetically weak"
I was too shocked to register the insult I had too many questions jumping around in my mind
" why do you call me that?"
" call you what, ?" the owl spread its wind and its head began to wiggle
or her head I was confused
"Child of wrath"
" because you are a child " the owl answered with contempt
"I mean why do you call me child of wrath and not just child?"
" because since the money you have been born you have been marked by the wrath of the world"
I gulped at the revelation but thinking it won't mean what I think it will mean I asked once again
"what does that mean?"
the owl became irritated at my question and said
"We don't have time to explain every tidbit"
" Silver have you bonded with him yet"
the child stood up in a flash and heavily shook his head lit rattle drum
"Not yet Sister Tong Zhong"
"Then do so we don't have time to waste "
before I could do anything silver hopped over to me and took my hand and bit me
the bastard but me
hard enough to draw blood
I stared at him in confusion wondering if he really did bite me harder than he had intended
He didn't pay me any mind as he flashed away from me
I looked at my wounded hand as it began to heal and close up like the wolverine from Xmen
I was surprised to see that I mean I already had a fast healing but this was on some level shit
I didn't know whether to thank him or to go and lunch him
suddenly I felt a strange situation a began to sense and feel silver
even he was standing a good 10 feet away from me I could still feel him like he wasn't far at all
I could now feel a strange connection between him and me like we were the same person
I could feel what he felt saw heard and smelled
it was confusing I had no idea what to feel or think or say
I could now tell he was worried about me
I also realised who or rather what silver was
he wasn't a human being he was a weapon spirit
and he was old and powerful
I could sense his power as our connection solidified
" Now our silver has all your knowledge"
Erebus said as he came next to me
I froze up once again did mean he had access to all my memories
" No I don't have your memories you and I now share the same thoughts process that means all your knowledge terminology you know well now I know them too" silver chirped proudly
" and by what mistress Tong Zhong said means is that since the money you were born you have been angry and that anger has brought the karmic mark of wrath upon you"
" and. if still don't understand the simplest explanation is you have so much anger in you the world around you can't help but resonate with and give way to you but in turn, it causes bad luck too which causes you to fall into a worse situation than you should have"
silver happy jumped around and smiled brightly as he spoke as if he was telling me done great news
I felt my stomach thinner in discomfort so all my bad luck up till now
the suffering, the loss of sight, the looks of my loved ones happened because I was angry
that was a load of bullshit
I mean how can my being angry cause me to suffer more
should I be happy when some cause pain to me
I am not a masochist
the rage came to me like an old friend
"there you go again child of wrath distorting the very fabric of this world by your anger" the owl some breaking me out of my melancholy thoughts
I tried to breathe and calm myself but I didn't want to admit how right they were
my feelings weren't wrong I was angry and sad but those are emotions that we're doing something around I could now feel it
" Don't we will teach how to harness it and wield your wrath child, now I am given to understand you have chosen the heart" the owl cooed and apple to me in a calming manner
I stayed silent as the latter half of the sentence confused me
thankfully silver came to my rescue
" He doesn't know what he has chosen, he doesn't anything about himself the world his origin he doesn't know anything"
I opened my mouth to protest but then closed when I realised how right he was I had no fracking clue what was happening all around me
the owl let out a coo that sounded a lot like. heavy sigh
"then silver, you explain it to him"
silver nodded heavily and then turned his big brown eyes to me
"Listen closely and listen well mad listen closely spoilt child master"
"as you know we live in a world filled with magic, monsters, immortals, ghosts, fairies and also many other mortals races like humans that are living in this wonder of a miraculous world we call home"
I nodded I know this much I was in a cultivation world filled with all sorts of beings who can manipulate and absorb the energy called qi who seek to become immortal beings
I also knew that immortals weren't the only group of people who could control and manipulate energies to attain eternal life, supernatural powers, and incredible levels of strength.
there were monsters, ghosts, mages adept, wizards, witches, sorcerers, monks, warriors, fairies, mysticals, arcanists and more kinds of practitioners
but I kept my mouth close and listened
and silver didn't disappoint like a teacher giving a lecture he trained on
" to explain everything to you I need to start from the very beginning"
he cleared his throat and started
"in the beginning the universe as we know it was one, it was a giant piece of land floating in the endless dark sea of cosmos"
"As the beings living on this world grew and gained intelligence and became sentient beings that could talk and interact with the beings around them and learn about themselves and each other the creatures on these worlds developed their own language, languages that were created to express their complex thought processes and concepts. These different languages formed new languages and religions and schools and societies that were established among these various groups of people.
the very first group to do that was the archalois people as they called themselves
they soared up to power and decide that all the other races should also share their values culture and power
the power they had learned to wild and exercise through their knowledge
this very power allied them to move mountains, trees, plants, rivers, lakes and seas with its power to create things that were made of stone, steel, wood, metal and wood.
this power allows them to kill the giant predators that hunted and killed their people
they called it the power of the world
they were a benevolent race that allowed all the other races to prosper and grow
allowing a second race to merge that could wild the power of the world but unlike the archalois, these new people did not wild the power according to the will of the world in harmony with the nature but wielded it to bend the nature of the world to their will
they wielded for destruction not creation they began calling themselves the klinon race
and soon a war broke out between the two races as they clashed chaos soon ensued the klinon received the predators such as dragons, tigers, snakes that we're persuaded by the archalois race teaching them bits and pieces of their power
the arcalois in turn recruited the spirit race the faries the fae
the war ragged on for centuries and amongst the chaos, another group of sentient beings learned to wield the power
they began themselves the Aeldre race
they combine the knowledge of the Kilnon and the archalois to create a new way to wild the power a stronger way
within year's they defeated and destroyed the two races hunting them down to extinction
and then they enslaved the rest of the races and divided them into hereditarily classes dependent on their race and importance
they ruled with an iron fist and enforced their rule
they destroyed any race that dared to even show a semblance to wild the power of the world
the Aeldre race was a ruthless race
that showed no mercy under their rule the world
was filled with chaos and bloodshed the world itself feared and obeyed the rule of the Archalois race it was known for it were their religion and the only religion for them to believe in
their religion told them to destroy any form of magic for anyone who tried to defy it, any kind of knowledge, learning or knowledge that was not aligned with theirs.
the Archalois race was cruel they were the kings of this land, there was no mercy shown towards anyone who challenged them, no matter the race or ethnicity of the challenger
after aeons of their suffocating rule, their number began to dwindle
for some reason their race had gone sterile no new offspring existed
to make things worse their religion was corrupt and corrupting their minds as it corrupted their bodies
they started to use their religion to dominate the world and their power to take over and control it
and after millennia of ruling with absolute power and complete control over every single race and place the Aeldre race lost the respect of all races they had conquered
in dispute attempt to save the self from dying off the races greatest mind began to research how to did them
some searched for immorality others searched for how to bring back their fertility but in vain, they found nothing in their research to work and their search lead them to the conclusion that they were doomed
but one among them found something he found he could have children with the lower races and they could wild the power so and not just if he incorporated the power from his offsprings he could rejuvenate himself and line longer
the man name was kako and soon his life of waiting began he waited till the last of his people were dead the elders, the warriors until he was the last Aeldre alive
and when all the other races celebrated their newfound freedom with another war for dominance
Kako came out with his army made up of his children and destroyed and resolved every race and then began his tyranny
the Aeldre we're tyrants but they left the mundane populace alone but kako the conquered di no such thing
he builds aren't where he would make the races fight each other for the right to eat sleep drink facially just live
his cruelty knew no bounds as he tortured his victims and killed them slowly until none were left in his grasp except one
he eats his children and made no secret out of it because he was the most powerful being in the world
he delighted in the line and suffering of the very world
it seemed as if his rule of darkness was endless
the world mourned as the sun went down
for a few minutes there were celebrations of joy but as it passed the celebration died down to sadness
but one day as he tried to eat of his son called pangu something went wrong as he caught his son his servants attempted an assassination in a bid to kill him though they failed they allowed Pangu to escape
Pangu escaped and fled
many years later he returned he somehow attained an ancient Kilnon artefact an axe
h it is not known when or how or where he found it all we know is he found it and then rallied all the races among with a few of his brethren against the tyrant Kako his father
and in the end, they won killing Kako the last of the true Aekdre race
bringing a new era of dawn to the world
the brothers and sisters that didn't with him became the new rulers of this world alongside him the Saint Pangu as they called him
they began calling themselves the elder race the protected and rulers of this world
under their rule, a new era of prosperity peace and happiness reigned once more"
I was enthralled by the same silver was telling but I still didn't know what it had to do with me
"under elder race, the knowledge flowed freely the other races were no longer held back or persecuted and in harmony, they lived and prospered
but after millions of years of peaceful rule, another race surfaced that could wild the power but not like the kilnons, archalois or the Aeldre race
these beings were born from the chaos energy river of the cosmos they would were the very aspects of nature unlike any other race they did not grow old and with time they gee immensely powerful
but they did not oppose the rule of the elder race as they lived in harmony with the rest.
but this was a mask they wore in the light in the dark the spread and tinkerer with e knowledge of the power of the world
but most of all
they were gods
who controlled the power of this realm of existence
they begged and enthralled the races to their whims as they controlled the powers of the world with fear, intimidation and control
they were a force to be reckoned with
they were masters of the earth,
the moon and the stars,
the ocean and the sky,
and soon without any warning, they attacked the elder race defeating them and seizing control in one night
and then their rule began they rule the world as if this world was a playing board and the mortals were their pieces in their games
they twisted and plated with fates of all the beings in existence
but they had left a major flaw in the world they left the tinkered knowledge in the world along with the surfing members of the elder race that began spreading their knowlege like a wildfire
and soon mortals with power to wield, manipulate and cultivate the energies of the world through various methods sprung up like mushroom
ghosts, monsters, mages, wizards all of these practitioners and cultivators
but the gods did not stop them from growing because they began to use these mortals with the ability to wield the power as pawns of war against each other
the gods divided themselves into pantheons of power that fought against a common enemy and they soon discovered the power of worship prayer and sacrifice that gained them greater power to wild against their enemies
they began forcing mortals to worship them and pay them tribute forcing them to sacrifice something dear to them
some Pantheons were happy with the sacrifice of a favourite toy or their harvest or wealth to buy peace and security and protection from the gods
other Pantheons were not so kind they demanded the sacrifice of limbs eyes and children
as time went on the cruelty the gods became
and in that time of peril the Atlantians who wielded the knowlege of mana manipulation and called themselves wizards raise and challenged their gods even killing several of them
this shocked awed the gods who banded together to do destroy the Atlantians
when though they failed and faced the wrath of gods they sparked a revolutions
another group of people who called themselves the immortal cultivators rose to fight their oppressive God but unlike Atlantians they Solano gathered the defeated gods of other pantheons to their cause allowing them to win and draft the monster begotten gods
similarly all around the world different types of practitioner cultivators, Wielders rose up against their pantheon
some won some didn't but the world was thrown in chose and gods became sacred
they called upon the victors to come to a truce and to end their war
upon their meeting, they decided to divide up the world each pantheon and newly victorious victors would take their people and the piece of the world and would divide it up and go in a corner of the cosmos and line in the piece without interfering with each other
and so they did the current millions of worlds that are just pieces of the once great world divide and carved out like some juicy pie of power-hungry greedy mongrels causing the world to cry in pain
now listen closely child for the tale gets interesting"