Dimensional Sovereign Chapter 178-179
Chapter 178: Growing Stronger (1)
'There is also a barrier.'
It was a barrier with multiple layers.
If he was just a chaos being, it would be impossible to pass through it.
In the end, really surprising things existed in the dimensional system.
Surprisingly, there was a mysterious barrier that only a Hwanmong Ruler could pass through.
What was behind this barrier?
Kang-jun finally pierced through the barrier and a tunnel with an unknown end appeared.
'What is that tunnel?'
What was at the end of it?
There was no need to worry because he would see it eventually.
As a Hwangmong Ruler, what did he have to be afraid of?
Kang-jun flew through the tunnel. He seemed to be moving slowly, but he was actually doing a series of space warps.
'Even a chaos being would deteriorate in a tunnel like this.'
There were dimensional traps scattered all over the tunnel that only a Hwanmong Ruler or top demonic god could withstand.
The moment they were caught in the trap, they would be warped to an unknown space similar to the Abyss.
Of course, it was a one way trip, but a Hwanmong Ruler wouldn't get caught up in the trap.
However, it was impossible for those who only understood the nature of chaos or destruction.
They would be caught in a dimensional trap and moved to an unknown place.
It would be impossible for them to return to the tunnel.
It might be possible to come back by travelling through many distant dimensions, but at that point, they would be trapped again and moved somewhere else.
So, Kang-jun had become more curious about where the tunnel would lead to.
It meant that no one would be able to reach the end of this tunnel unless they were a Hwanmong Ruler.
He didn't know how long he had been moving for.
Kang-jun was nervous because he could feel a strong presence approaching from up ahead.
'There is someone else in a place like this.'
Who was it? Moreover, the unknown presence seemed to give off an enormous hostility.
After a while, the unknown presence was revealed— his whole body was obscured by a black hood and robe.
He looked similar to the shadows and the amount power pouring from him was similar to that of the great demonic gods.
"Who are you?"
Kang-jun asked the shadow, but the shadow simply attacked Kang-jun instead of answering.
The ultimate light of destruction! It was like the energy that filled the Abyss.
However, this energy was scattered due to the light from Kang-jun's hands and the shadow in front of him vanished without a trace.
'He was roughly Thanatos' level.'
Presences that even the chief gods and great demonic god would find hard to deal with...
If they came to this tunnel, they would have been killed by the shadow Kang-jun had just met.
Of course, for Kang-jun, he could take care of the opponent with a quick gesture of his hand.
After the first shadow, two were killed, then four more appeared.
The shadows grew exponentially.
However, they scattered with one gesture from Kang-jun as soon as they appeared.
After hundreds of shadows were killed by Kang-jun, they stopped appearing.
He no longer saw any shadows.
After fighting the shadows, everything turned into a vast space. The end of the tunnel was behind Kang-jun.
'What's this vast space?'
Kang-jun soon realized he had reached an unknown place through the tunnel.
The shadows had desperately tried to block Kang-jun from coming here.
However, it was also a test of Kang-jun's qualifications to enter this place.
If he had just reached the threshold of a Hwanmong Ruler, he would have been hit by the shadows.
'This is a mysterious place in Hwanmong that sustains itself.'
It was an infinite space that couldn't be detected by the power of a Hwanmong Ruler.
At that time, Kang-jun felt another presence rushing toward him.
It was different from the shadows he had confronted before.
Surprisingly, it was a person that had the power of a Hwanmong Ruler!
'Who is that?'
Kang-jun was filled with tension. There was no doubt it was another Hwanmong Ruler.
However, why was he hostile?
Regardless of the reason...
If the opponent was hostile, then Kang-jun would have no choice but to fight.
A transparent and shining sword appeared in Kang-jun's hand.
It was the Hwanmong Sword created through his will.
Kang-jun stared at what was before him with an intense light in his eyes.
It was the first time since becoming a Hwanmong Ruler that had he met an opponent he couldn't be sure about defeating.
In the case of Cardia, she had fought with all of her might, but she hadn't been a match for him.
Kang-jun had the advantage in that battle.
However, his current opponent's power was relatively even.
Flash! Kwaang! Kwarurung!
It was another shadow. Surprisingly, there was also a Hwanmong Sword in the shadow's hands as he attacked Kang-jun.
Kwang! Kwakwang! Kwaaaaang!
This was a clash between two Hwanmong Swords!
The dimensional space started to split and crumble.
Fortunately, there were no small worlds here.
If there were, the collision between Kang-jun and the shadow would have blown away various small worlds.
'Shit! Where did this guy come from? Why is he so strong?'
No matter what attack Kang-jun used, the shadow blocked all of them.
Of course, Kang-jun also defended against the shadow's attacks, but it was unlikely to last forever.
However, he still couldn't give up.
If Kang-jun tried to escape, a person with this much hostility would chase him to the ends of the dimensional system.
Therefore, it would be better to end it here.
Otherwise, the dimensional sea and small worlds would become devastated.
Kwaang! Kwarururung! Kwa kwa kwa kwang!
He didn't know how much time had passed.
Kang-jun, who had been fighting with the shadow for a long time, suddenly discovered that his opponent was no longer a shadow and that it had a human face.
Shockingly, the face looking back at him was Kang-jun's face.
"Who are you?"
The shadow grinned and replied to Kang-jun's question,
"I am you."
"Yes, I am you — another you, a Hwanmong Ruler who was born from your feelings of loneliness and emptiness. I am your true self and at the same time, I will kill you. That is also your will."
His eyes were full of darkness and loneliness.
It felt like Kang-jun was looking into a mirror.
"You want to kill me? That is why you were born?"
"Huhu, that's right. You tried to hide it from yourself but deep inside your subconscious, there is a desire to kill yourself due to loneliness and emptiness. Admit it honestly. Do you want to do this any longer?"
Did he want to? Kang-jun suddenly felt his mind go blank.
As a Hwangmong Ruler, there was nothing he couldn't have.
An infinite life stretched out before him, but there was nothing he wanted to do. The fact that he could do it made him not want to do it.
No, he didn't want to do anything because he could do it all. He didn't feel any strong desires for anything.
As Kang-jun's expression hardened, the shadow's eyes lit up.
"Are you just realizing it now? You can't die on your own, so I am an existence created for the purpose of killing you. The space at the end of the tunnel is the grave of the gods. It is a space where gods can't resurrect."
"Resurrection is impossible?"
"That's right. You're not an exception. Everything will disappear in this place. It is something that you haven't experienced. It's a true death and it also means complete destruction."
"A true death."
"It is a complete relief once you don't exist anymore. So, don't reject this and accept your death."
The shadow came forward and aimed for Kang-jun's neck.
If Kang-jun was pierced by the sword, his life as a Hwanmong Ruler would end here and he wouldn't be resurrected.
Of course, he should avoid it. However, strangely, his body didn't move to reject it.
Rather, it was like he was hoping to die.
At the same time, a deep loneliness and emptiness pierced his mind.
In simple terms, he had become a player in a game who couldn't acquire experience anymore. It was like he had seen the ending and was no longer interested in the game.
Nothing was fun anymore; it was just boring.
It was now time to delete the game...
The game about Hwanmong.
He just had to wait for the sword to stab him and it would be game over. At the same time, the hard life of a Hwanmong Ruler and the loneliness would all disappear.
However, Kang-jun blocked the shadow's sword. The shadow frowned and asked,
"Are you still willing to live? What makes you want to live?"
Kang-jun's eyes shone intensely.
"There are still many games I haven't played."
"If I go to a PC room, there are many newly released games. There are also many games I want to try again."
The shadow's face distorted at Kang-jun's words.
He meant a real game and not a representation of life?
"You want to live so that you can go to a PC room and play games? Because of that?"
"Why isn't that good enough? Should there be a more compelling reason? Additionally, I haven't gone to the Maldives with Hayun. There are also many foods that I haven't eaten."
Kang-jun's gaze became even more intense.
"I also need to explore all the small worlds that belong to Hwanmong. Moreover, I have my household members, so there is no sense of loneliness or emptiness. Rather, it awakens my sense of curiosity, adventure and joy."
"S-shut up! It is foolish for a Hwanmong Ruler to still have trivial human needs!"
The shadow rushed forward like it was ridiculous.
Kang-jun gave him a cold smile.
"Human desires aren't trivial. I feel alive because of them!"
A true god might feel empty and want to destroy themselves.
However, Kang-jun's human desires were infinite.
Therefore, his desire to survive was also infinite.
So, why die now?
The shadow realized Kang-jun's heart and gritted his teeth.
"Stop that ridiculous nonsense and die!"
The attack power of the shadow suddenly decreased.
'Why is it so weak?'
Of course, there was no need to answer the question now.
Kang-jun immediately slashed at the body of the shadow.
A burst of light emerged from Kang-jun's Hwanmong Sword and the body of the shadow disappeared without a trace.
Then at that moment, Kang-jun realized something.
The shadow wasn't weaker, but Kang-jun had become stronger.
Chapter 179: Growing Stronger (2) [The End]
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His status window showed that his health and Hwanmong energy had doubled.
He had taken his first step after becoming a Hwanmong Ruler.
Kang-jun had defeated the shadow that was formed from the demons of his heart. Not only did his sword mastery increase, but his mentality increased as well!
Kang-jun now had more strength as a Hwanmong Ruler.
It was due to defeating his heart demon.
His ability as a Hwanmong Ruler had been irrelevant.
Kang-jun had been able to defeat the shadow due to continually living a human life as well even after becoming a Hwanmong Ruler.
He felt the little joys and pleasures of being a human; it was fun.
He felt more happiness drinking beer and eating beef together with Hayun, Sang-hoon and Ji-eun than he did finding hundreds of small worlds.
The scale of the dimensional system was huge, but the small pleasures of life were much larger.
Therefore, even if he had no more abilities as a Hwanmong Ruler.
If he could feel the joys of living with his family and friends, he wouldn't feel envious.
...At least, in terms of happiness.
After overcoming his heart demon, Kang-jun looked around the mysterious space called the grave of the gods.
He realized that it wasn't the grave of the gods but a gateway to another world.
He could see a myriad of tunnels.
What worlds would appear when he entered those tunnels?
There seemed to be an infinite number of tunnels, so he could look forever.
'There may be many things that could challenge a Hwanmong Ruler.'
As a Hwanmong Ruler, he felt his heart pounding with thrill as he stood before these infinite worlds.
How many exciting things existed?
Additionally, how much stronger could he become?
Exploring these unknown worlds would further expand Kang-jun's territory.
As a Hwanmong Ruler, there were always endless challenges, so Kang-jun's heart beat wildly.
'At least I won't be bored in the future.'
Kang-jun returned back through the tunnel, toward Rujel Continent where Heksia was waiting.
"Lord! What was inside?"
"Just a few shadows."
Kang-jun had spent quite a long time in there, but on the outside, the amount of time that had passed was only enough time to drink a cup of tea.
Kang-jun smiled at Heksia.
"Anyway, you worked hard, so I'll have to reward you."
Heksia had fought the golems and removed the threat from Rujel Continent, fulfilling her mission as a guardian.
Therefore, he gave her a set of myth ranked armour and weapons, three legend ranked sets and 10 heroic sets.
"Wah! Myth ranked items!"
Additionally, there were three legend ranked sets! Heksia was very pleased.
"Lord, thank you very much.""
"There is no need to thank me. It is a prize for your hard work."
Then Heksia glanced at Kang-jun with strange eyes.
"Can you give me another reward?"
"Yes, you should know."
Kang-jun suddenly remembered when he first saw her.
The charismatic 439th Commander of the Earth Hwanmong Defense Army!
The demon's distinctively sexy appearance had made Kang-jun's heart pound.
Anyway, how could Kang-jun not know Heksia's will? Kang-jun happily gave her the reward and left.
He continued his visits to Aquana, Klater, Melinad and Grania in order to encourage them.
In addition to that, he made sure that Driana and the now independent Sud as well as Rotas and the other demon kings were doing their tasks well.
He didn't forget to visit the sealed world to encourage Cardia and Thanatos.
Cardia was interested in making dungeons, causing her to create one that was much more difficult than the hell grade dungeons.
It was a place that couldn't be challenged unless someone was at least at the level of a transcendent!
Kang-jun hoped that one day, some sovereigns would break through to transcendence and visit here.
After leaving the sealed world, Kang-jun sought out Shaoniel who was leading the sovereign project.
"You've gone through a lot of trouble, Shaoniel."
"It is hard work. Thank you for letting me do something this big."
Shaoniel was proud about being given the authority to manage the sovereigns who had been released from hell.
It wasn't just her. All the angels and celestial gods who were helping her were proud as well.
He was very proud of Shaoniel.
She was a bright light in the Hwanmong that was infested with demonic gods.
It was very fortunate that he had acquired Goddess Shaoniel.
Kang-jun returned to the headquarters at the Delta building after visiting all the worlds of his household members and called Keirun.
"I will now have a party to comfort all of my people. Prepare to make the party as great as possible."
"Yes, Lord. I understand."
Keirun's face lit up after hearing that there would be a party. He moved briskly with Aniel.
The location was the rest area in the Delta building.
The rest area was a huge island with all types of relaxing facilities.
In the central plaza, Kang-jun and his household members gathered.
The spirit rulers, Naga Queen, Heksia, Grania, Driana, Sud, Germuz and Rodiam were all there.
Rotas appeared in the guise of a tree while the demon kings attended in nice clothing.
That wasn't all.
The chief gods of the Celestial World were there with the celestial gods as well as Cardia and all the other demonic gods.
Of course, Kang-jun had sealed their abilities completely and they promised not to expose their destructive nature.
As a result, the petrification curse didn't occur when somebody saw Cardia.
Even so, her great beauty was enough to surprise everybody.
Sovereign Avia and the other sovereigns as well as the commanders of the Earth Hwanmong Defense Army were also invited.
Additionally, Rainkar had reached the level of a transcendent and returned to Earth Hwanmong in time for the party.
Kajel, who was being punished by Kang-jun for neglecting his duty, received a special pardon just for the party.
Having tasted the pain of hell, Kajel seemed enthusiastic about not repeating the same mistake twice.
Of course, Goddess Shaoniel and her followers had to join the party. It was the same for the advanced angel, Luminael.
They met with the chief gods and had a happy chat.
There was beautiful music and dancing taking place. Karosio and Shilenda showed off their unique charms as they danced and pranced around.
The gorgeous demon kings and demonic gods showed off their dance moves as well.
Kang-jun was glad to see everyone enjoying themselves.
The chief god of the north, Dianas, smiled at him and said,
"Due to all the demonic gods becoming Lucan's burden, the dimensional system has become very peaceful these days. On behalf of Celestial World, I once again want to thank you, Lucan."
"It's so that you can come to parties like this."
"Is that so? Hahaha."
If they were still in a war against the demonic gods, it would be impossible for the chief gods to attend Kang-jun's party.
However, a major threat had been removed by Kang-jun.
There were still numerous small threats, but they were being dealt with by the sovereign project that Kang-jun had assigned to Shaoniel.
Those threats would be used to raise the sovereigns, so the Celestial World had less to do.
Then Dianas laughed suddenly.
Somehow, the chief gods and great demonic gods were sitting in one place and drinking. Moreover, Dianas was thrilled after finding out the Cardia's identity.
After seeing Cardia, the rulers of the Celestial World intuitively grasped that she had reached another realm.
She was someone that the Celestial World was no match for.
'It was a really dangerous moment.'
If Lucan hadn't entered the Abyss and suppressed Cardia, what would have happened to the Celestial World? She couldn't help sweating at the thought.
In the meantime, the atmosphere of the party heightened and it lasted for a long time.
Once the party was over, Kang-jun returned to reality.
He deliberately didn't invite the people on Earth to the party.
He wanted to keep reality and Hwanmong separate.
It would be better not to call those living in reality to Hwanmong.
Kang-jun was the same.
He wanted to live as an ordinary human in this place.
If he didn't use his wings, he couldn't move quickly. However, he could enjoy the pleasure of walking slowly.
Additionally, he recently enjoyed going on jogs.
Was that all? He would travel by airplane, car, train or ship.
These were all the little pleasures of life.
In order to enjoy these as much as possible, he shouldn't use his divine powers on Earth.
"Hayun, prepare quickly. Today, we are going to travel."
"Travel? Really? To where?"
Hayun clapped. Then Kang-jun scratched his head as someone occurred to him.
"Ah, that's right. We need to find out if there are tickets first. I don't know if we can go today."
Hayun just smiled.
"It is okay to not go today, so let's see if it is possible to book tickets."
He could reach there instantly if he flew in a transparent state. No, he didn't have to fly and could get there in less than a second through space movement.
However, then he wouldn't be able to enjoy the pleasure of travelling on an airplane. Waiting at the airport was annoying but that was also one of the enjoyments of travelling.
Kang-jun intended to travel like normal humans and Hayun liked it as well.
Kang-jun sighed. He found out through the travel agency that flights to the Maldives weren't very convenient, so he needed to have booked tickets a long time ago.
If he called Han Yeon-soo or Jang Seo-yeon, he could get a ticket quickly.
He had the power to do things like that.
However, if he did that, he might as well just move through space movement. So, Kang-jun decided to change the destination.
"Let's go to Jeju Island. Fortunately, it is easy to get tickets to there."
"Jeju Island is good!"
Hayun smiled and Kang-jun grabbed her hands.
"Then shall we go?"
"Wait, what about the luggage?"
"Yes, that's right. Where is the carrier bag?"
Kang-jun and Hayun packed diligently instead of using his space.
They went down to the underground parking lot and drove the Venta S Class to the airport. However, an accident occurred on the road.
"The cars are blocked. We won't be able to make it in time."
"It's okay. If we don't make it, we'll take the next flight."
"Indeed. There is no hurry."
There were joyful smiles on Kang-jun's and Hayun's faces.
Thank you for sticking with Dimensional Sovereign until the end.
TL Note: Hey everybody!
The prologue was counted as one chapter in the raw but I added the prologue to chapter 1 so this is actually the last chapter.
Thus, Dimensional Sovereign is finished! Yay!
Thanks for going on this ride with me and sticking with it to the end.
A huge thank you to my main editors Jaspaaar and LD for helping me make it more pleasurable to read for everyone. I also wanted to thank TheNoraShinki who helped me out with getting the chapters edited for the mass release. Finally, I wanted to thank the readers and everyone who kept on voting for DS. We fell down at the end but that is probably a good thing since there is no point in getting a sponsored chapter for a completed series. But I really appreciated seeing the results of all your efforts.
For those who are wondering what I'm doing next, I will naturally be continuing Breakers. I will also be picking up two new series. Yes, two! One will be a novel that has already been dropped while the other is a completely new one. I've already decided, so no suggestions please.
Please look forward to them within the next two weeks as I prepare the chapters for you.