Chapter 568: Call of the Bramble Bird
Translated by: La0o9
Edited by: Dr.Lock
The golden light in the sky illuminated the ground below.
Under the shining light of the Old God’s barrier, countless Entropy Ghosts were descending from above.
They quickly appeared everywhere.
At the same time, a black horse was galloping like mad through the forest.
It was almost like a bolt of black lightning.
Because of how fast it was, the black horse had already left the forest and kept running on the wide plains outside in just a few minutes.
In their vision, a tall mountain could be seen resting at the edge of the wide plains, right at the horizon.Read more new novels on listnovel.com
At the foot of the mountain, several large ghosts were directing thousands of other ghosts and revenants to line up, slowly forming a war formation.
Tidal city was right on the mountain, while the army of ghosts were gradually but surely approaching it.
“There are too many ghosts, I can’t get through, what do we do?”
While running forward, the black horse asked.
“Wait a second” Gu Qing Shan replied.
With a wave of his hand, the Earth sword spun and returned.
Gu Qing Shan held the Earth sword up, pointing towards the sky.
Lightning surrounded the sword.
The Elemental Lightning descended from the golden light above, turning into a glowing blue ball.
From afar, this ball of lightning was extremely eye-catching, like an obvious signal.
“There’s no reaction! Tidal city isn’t reacting!” old man Jiao loudly screamed.
Can they not see this?
Gu Qing Shan muttered as he circulated his Lightning even more.
Hiss hiss hissssss…!
The lightning ball let out a high-pitched sound as it turned into a pillar of light that rose all the way to the sky.
This time, even a blind person could feel the immense power of Lightning present in the air.
Tidal city finally reacted
Gu Qing Shan saw a figure wearing a bright blue armor taking to the sky.
“It’s her! It’s Ilya!” Laura exclaimed in joy.
“Finally they noticed” Gu Qing Shan also sighed in relief.
The figure gave off a bright blue glow as she chanted an incantation that rocked the entire area.
“I, Frost of the Cost Night Ilya, with the magic of the Bramble Bird King’s royal bloodline, summon thee”
“O’ great Saint Bramble Tree, heed my call and direct my kin to me!”
The bright blue figure suddenly stopped and coughed up blood.
She staggered a bit and stopped.
From the looks of it, she was wounded quite heavily.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart also sank.
However, at the end, the blue figure still managed to point at the black horse and shouted desperately:
“Quickly, protect the last royal bloodline of our race!”
As the incantation finished, the blue figure descended back down to Tidal city.
At the same time, a strange phenomenon appeared in the sky.
The shadow of a tree so huge it connected heaven and earth appeared.
Within the faint shadow of the tree, 7-8 glowing lights gathered in place.
These lights condensed into a falling star that quickly headed for the plains.
At some point, the falling star suddenly let out a heavy sound of impact and sped up.
With that same heavy sound of impact, space around the falling star started to crack.
Even the Old God’s barrier opened up to allow the falling star to move straight in
“The Old God’s barrier didn’t stop it… because it was summoned from inside this world?” Gu Qing Shan muttered.
“That’s right, this is the call of the Bramble Bird” Laura spoke worriedly.
The fortress on the mountain was being surrounded by numerous ghosts and is in a dangerous situation, I hope Ilya can still hold on.
“What? This is the call of the Bramble Bird?” Gu Qing Shan was surprised.
“As you know, the call of the Bramble Bird is the call to people of various worlds to have them deal with menial chores for us, but that is only what the outside world call it”
Laura continued to explain: “The true call of the Bramble Bird is actually a summoning spell”
“Yes, the call of the Bramble Bird is actually an ability awakened by the Bramble Bird royal bloodline once they enter adulthood”
“The abilities received by each royal family members are different, but all of them are called by the same name”
“Ilya received permission from my father, that is why she could use my father’s reinforcement summoning technique”
“The Bramble Bird royal bloodline… does that mean you can also cast a spell of similar nature?”
“No, I can’t”
“Because the Saint Tree is too high, I couldn’t climb it and conduct the coming of age ceremony” Laura pouted: “Only after going through the coming of age ceremony can the Saint Tree awaken our Bramble Bird bloodline magic”
Gu Qing Shan stroked her head and said nothing else.
He looked up towards the sky.
The falling star drew an arc in the sky, flying right on the path of the black horse.
“Stop!” Gu Qing Shan held the reins.
The black horse also quickly stopped its charge.
Dust picked up.
Ten fully armed knights and six blue-robed female mages appeared.
Gu Qing Shan understood.
Breaking through the limit of time and space, directly summoning their comrades from the Mystic Zones, so this is one of the real calls of the Bramble Bird.
This summoning technique is supposedly the former Bramble Bird King’s own bloodline ability.
Ilya managed to summon 16 Combatants just by having his permission.
If the Bramble Bird king had used his ‘call of the Bramble Bird’ himself, he might have been able to summon the entire kingdom’s army.
Unfortunately, the King had already been assassinated.
While Laura hasn’t awoken her own bloodline ability.
—-even if she had, it was unlikely that she could have awoken an ability that was the same type as her father.
She might’ve awoken another ability instead.
“Only this many people? Can she still summon more?” he couldn’t help but ask Laura.
“It’s impossible, Ilya isn’t a member of the royal family, with the permission my father gave her, this is the most she could do” Laura dismissed his thought.
Gu Qing Shan looked towards the Combatants.
There were both male and female knights, but they all wore uniform silver armor and had a weapon in their hands, quickly moving into formation as soon as they appeared.
They had entered an alert battle state.
——-the ghost army heading for Tidal city had noticed the commotion here.
The six blue-robed female mages arrived in front of Laura and bowed.
“Princess Laura, we’ve contacted the Saint Tree, it had granted special permission and prepared a super-distance warp for you” one of them said.
The five other people exchanged looks and began to chant.
As they chanted, a screen of light slowly appeared among them.
Through the screen, they could faintly see a huge tree branch with greens growing all over it.
With this screen, they could only see a part of the branch, not even 1% of the entire tree.
Laura looked at the tree, stunned as she muttered: “Going home…”
The robed woman urged her: “Your Highness Princess, please return quickly, this place will soon become a battlefield”
Laura looked to her home on the other side, then once again around herself.
The army of ghosts and revenants were quickly approaching them like a huge surging tsunami.
Indescribable creatures writhe and crawled, fully intent to kill and devour everyone here, quickly kicking up huge amounts of dust on the plains.
They were approaching.
Laura took one step towards the screen of light, then suddenly turned around: “Gu Qing Shan, go with me”
The six mages all followed her gaze to look at Gu Qing Shan.
“I can’t leave” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“Because I need to fight”
Spoken so casually, this guy…
That’s right, why can’t I just fight?
Laura nodded and retreated her step: “If that’s so, I won’t leave either”
The robed mage hurriedly call out: “Princess, this place is too dangerous, you can’t risk yourself like this, you’re the last remaining member of our Bramble Bird royal——-”
“–family” Laura finished her words, “indeed, I know that very well, that is why I cannot leave”
The mage desperately asked: “Why not?”
“Because someone had killed my mother and father. Right now, as long as that person can take over this lost world, all of her ploys will have succeeded”
“If I simply return and hide myself away in the Mystic Zones, what kind of princess would I be? Our Bramble Bird royal family has never had such a weak bloodline!”
Laura clenched her fist: “And I want to fight”
All the robed mages were frightened and knelt down: “It’s too dangerous, princess, the Bramble Bird race can no longer handle any further losses”
Laura nodded and calmly spoke: “The royal family was killed without anyone left but me, General Ilya’s life and death is still unknown, the culprit behind all of this will soon achieve everything she has ever dreamt of. At this point in time, any action of mine to back down will represent the entire Bramble Bird royal family backing down”
Her voice trembled, but she kept a determined tone: “Mother once said, as a sovereign, it is essential to know when to retreat, and when to stand up and fight”
“As your Empress, I will not back down before my enemies”
“I want Triste to pay for our blood with her own life!”
The other mages all lowered their heads and said nothing else.
The robed mage leader hurriedly: “But the Demon Lord army had already gathered and attacked, the only thing we can do is to bring you back. We don’t even have a way to save General Ilya”
Laura looked at Gu Qing Shan, only to see Gu Qing Shan was still smiling calmly at her.
“Gu Qing Shan…”
Laura’s gaze was begging him.
“Alright, then I’ll tell you something. A huge commotion should be occurring right now outside” he said.
“What do you mean?”
“How do you know that?”
Laura and the mage leader asked him at the same time.
“Because you told me before, whenever a Bramble Bird uses their power inside the world of another Bramble Bird, they would be immediately found out”
Gu Qing Shan’s gaze went towards the ghost army quickly approaching them and briefly explained: “I think that Ilya believes it’s no longer necessary to hide herself, and that you must be taken out of here right away. That’s why she had used the call of the Bramble Bird just now”
“At this point, Triste must’ve already noticed Ilya’s spell, with how strong she is, she should’ve already regained control of this world and unsealed it”
“But now, even after so much time had passed, even when the ghost army had ran past half the plains, nothing had happened yet”
“That’s why, there must be some person, or some very important thing must have occurred in the outside world, leavingTriste unable to act without thinking”
“Under this presumption, I feel that the outside situation must have changed——- in a way that benefits us”
He muttered at the end: “Fighting back… is not necessarily impossible”
The six mages and ten knights all looked at him.
They looked back at the gigantic tsunami of ghosts, as well as the rain of Entropy Ghosts in the sky, then back at Gu Qing Shan again.
Are we really going to fight?
With just this many people here, we’re going to go against the army of ghosts numbered in the millions?
Laura walked up to Gu Qing Shan and softly clutched his hand.
She looked up at him.
“Gu Qing Shan, I am the princess of the Bramble Bird race, the only surviving member of its royal family, the future Empress of the Bramble Bird Kingdom. I hereby request that you will take me to fight by your side”
Gu Qing Shan looked down at her and said nothing.
Laura bit her lip, trying her best to not let her voice tremble.
“Gu Qing Shan, during our journey together, you’ve taken care of me like my mother does, so I’ve gotten to know you”
“I believe you must be carrying a lot on your shoulder, enough to ignore even your own life and death. At the moment of the world’s end, you would rather continue to fight against your enemies until the very end”
“Gu Qing Shan, I believe you are the same as me, you have an enemy you must go against no matter what, and you have sorrow and suffering that you must face”
“Gu Qing Shan… you can bring me with you, and win together?”
“As long as I can fight by your side, even if I die in the end, I will definitely not complain”
Saying so, Laura silently waited, but still heard no reply.
Her heart slowly sank.
Laura dejectedly lowered her head, whimpering: “Bring me, with you, is it not possible…”
Suddenly, the man in front of her moved slightly.
Laura abruptly looked up.
To see that Gu Qing Shan had knelt down on one leg, bowing.
He smiled at her, and whispered: “Then I shall fight for you, your majesty”