The Imaginary God - Chapter 17
As all of Kabo’s power flowed into his horn, cracks began to form around his body. He wasn’t holding back any of his strength at this point. He was using his strength while also continuing to absorb world energy from his surroundings. While it really was not a large amount of power, even the most minuscule amount of power exerted more strain than his body could handle.
But he did not care about how much damage his body received as long as he could win this battle.
And he was confident in victory!
This was not due to arrogance but from the fact that other than the power and speed of his skill, there was no way anyone could tell he was even using a skill until it was too late. His ability was completely invisible to virtually anyone else.
Unfortunately, his opponent was Lugo!
Lugo’s situation was very unique. Other than his oddly powerful body and powerful killing intent, he also had another mysterious thing on him. And that was his eyes!
His eyes which had an unbelievable number of uses. Really they were almost like a cheat!
But these eyes really were different from any other. Say nothing about how they helped him identify the identity of many different objects, but also, as he had just found out, they even allowed him to see the movement of non-corporeal substances such as world energy.
As soon as Kabo started using his skill, Lugo already detected the odd movement of the world energy inside and around him. But he could not do anything about it at the moment.
His full concentration was placed on controlling the wondrous amount of strength currently flowing through his arm.
But still he never forgot about Kabo’s odd movements. After all, he could feel a dangerous aura coming from his horn.
But no matter what happened, Lugo was confident in his strength. The strange power, which he figured was world energy due to the notification that popped up, continuously swirled within his arm without end. Every second that passed allowed more power to build up within his body.
Yet Lugo knew he couldn’t hold out for long. As the power grew, he could feel his body begin to become weaker and weaker. More notifications popped up stating that his “vitality” stat was permanently decreasing at a rapid rate.
Yet he couldn’t just stop for that reason alone. If he really wanted to beat Kabo, he would need to squeeze out as much power as possible. But there was a balance that he needed to keep. Having too little power would be useless, yet having too much would cause his body to implode.
Lugo decided to take a small risk and sacrifice eight of his vitality points. While this didn’t sound like a lot, this was more than a quarter of all his vitality!
But with this amount of power, he was confident in his victory!
Just as the last point of vitality left his body, Kabo had also finished charging up his attack.
The two of them faced each other with violent fervor in their eyes. Lugo gave off a brilliant smile as Kabo returned with a solemn nod.
Immediately after, Kabo’s body shot forward. He used what was left of his wings to give himself short term instantaneous speed.
As soon as he was just a few meters away from Lugo, he lowered his head. Giving off a silent roar, a bright light shot out of his horn and shot toward Lugo at a speed impossible to keep track of.
But Lugo was waiting for something like this!
He was already in the process of dodging the attack, and by the time it reached him, it only scraped off a chunk of flesh from his shoulder.
And that chunk wasn’t enough to stop what was coming next.
Lugo gave off a loud shout as he squeezed his fist, clenched his teeth, and threw out the strongest punch he had ever given before!
The force of his fist caused a funnel of air to form around his hand, giving off a suction force. The air vortex formed by his fist surrounded Kabo and dragged him over to Lugo. And unlike him, Kabo had to remain immobile when using his skill.
This pretty much spelled out his death.
Kabo had no choice but to watch as Lugo’s fist, which was shrouded in a beautiful golden glow, rapidly approached his face. The beam that Kabo had shot out earlier finally struck a tree and caused an insane explosion.
The burning fires and rubble flying all over the place behind Lugo, coupled with his ruthless golden eyes, made Lugo look like an omnipotent god of war! Even his strength was unnatural and felt like something that shouldn’t exist in this world.
This was because of the system’s unique way of giving Lugo stat points. This was equivalent to a new force of nature powering Lugo up from the background. As such Kabo would have never sensed anything similar to Lugo’s power before.
Even his world energy fist was pure by an unprecedented amount without a hint of killing intent mixed in.
To Kabo it was almost like the symbol of benevolence.
Violence without the wish for violence. Something no one in the world had truly ever experienced until today!
As all of these thoughts floated through Kabo’s head, he felt the force of Lugo’s attack finally made contact with him. All of his defenses immediately raptured without a hint of resistance, and the shadow of death slowly floated over his body.
Lugo proceeded to release a puff of air from his lungs. He gave off a long sigh as he slowly landed onto the ground after his attack.
Looking at the red beetle’s body that fell to the ground soon after he did, Lugo gave off a look of sadness.
He wasn’t regretting his actions or anything like that. He was just thinking about the Bunnitorias, the Kabuto tribe, and himself. While he did not know the exact reason why the Kabuto tribe wanted to take over the Bunnitorias, he was sure it was similar to why he himself constantly fought against all types of monsters in the forest. Or why the Bunnitorias, an extremely weak and generally passive species, was suddenly ready to go to war.
It was for survival.
If so, then what was it that made him so different from Kabo? At the start of their battle, Lugo saw the Kabuto Tribe as the village’s enemy, an antagonist.
But what was it that made him the protagonist then? He thought he was in the right for this war, but the battle he had with Kabo and the conversation they had with their fist made him think differently.
He could tell that Kabo wasn’t fighting for his own greed, he did it to protect his tribesmen. In fact, Kabo’s choice of charging toward Lugo directly was just so that he wouldn’t interfere with the actions of his tribesmen.
In the end, there really was no good or bad side in the war. Even when the tribe chose to take over the village, there was no malicious intent behind it. It was just the natural order of life where the strong devoured the weak. Food was needed to survive, and weaker beasts just so happened to be the best food source.
Lugo gave off another sigh as he approached Kabo to make sure he was finished. But if Lugo had to kill him, he would make sure the death was quick and painless. Kabo never had any evil intent, as such he would show him the respect two warriors should show each other.
This was not a part of his memories or anything like that. This was in fact an instinctive feeling he had inside of him. Lugo felt as if his current actions were currently aligned with some sort of hidden will in his body.
It was almost as if some big change would happen once his deliberation was finished…
[Benevolent heart achieved- new title “Benevolent One” acquired. Skill “Soul Servant” has been given as a prize]
Lugo’s steps suddenly paused. He had completely stopped walking and was looking at the notification in front of him with surprise.
But it wasn’t until he read the description of “Soul Servant” that Lugo truly became shocked.
“This skill… it’s- it’s-…!”
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