Annan was slightly startled.
“Why did Amos steal your curse vessel?”
Annan was baffled.
Even if Amos acquired Joseph’s curse vessel, Amos couldn’t inherit his level and use his spells.
The greatest value in the curse vessel was to activate Transcended abilities above the Silver Rank.
If one were to steal someone’s curse vessel, he could temporarily seal the target’s active abilities above Silver Rank. Of course, it was impossible to seal passive abilities.
Generally speaking, this method was used to transport and detain Transcended prisoners.
Only the hunter profession could effectively assimilate curse vessels and turn the curses into their power.
But obviously, Amos could not be a hunter.
He wasn’t even a Transcended.
In other words, Joseph’s silver bracelet was worthless to Amos. If he wanted to subdue Joseph, the best way was to shoot another bullet.
“I’m not clear…”
Joseph just shook his head.
His expression was a bit tired, “But he did not kill me, which baffles me.
“Moreover, I was injured by his turbid blood bullets and afflicted by the curse of ‘can’t travel far.’ But, this curse is nothing to me. I have a way to get rid of it.”
Joseph explained to Annan, “I’m not a Noah citizen. I’m from Treasure Diamond Island.
“Feudal lord, I think you should also know I’m an Edict Wizard. I used to be one of the tutors of the Edict school at the Azure Diamond Tower. There’s a friendly relation between the Azure Diamond Tower and the Elegant Elder Church. If I can get into contact with the high-ranked priest at the Elegant Elder Church, I can completely lift the curse.”
The information occurred to be an enlightenment to Annan.
Thinking about it, it seems that the Edict school isn’t taught in Swamp’s Black Tower.
Annan did know where Treasure Diamond Island was.
The full name of the United Kingdom was called Denizoya & Fildes Archipelago United Kingdom. The Treasure Diamond Island was a part of the Fildes Archipelago. The island group was famous for producing various gems.
Although the Noahs would call them “United Kingdom people”, people who came from the United Kingdom tended to call themselves “from the Denizoya Kingdom” or “from XX Island.”
In the Noah Kingdom, jewelers would claim that “100% of the supply came from Treasure Diamond Island” and “hand-polished by the gem masters of Treasure Diamond Island” to raise prices. Of course, that wasn’t true all the time.
Those emeralds used to test names were unique products from the Azure Diamond Tower.
Annan was a little surprised that Joseph came from the Azure Diamond Tower. But, Annan was a little concerned about the other piece of information.
“Can the Elegant Elder’s High Priest lift ‘that’ curse?”
Annan did not dare to call out the name – Venerated Skeleton.
He was also afraid that he would pass out just like that.
After all, he told the two players who acted as security guards that he needed to visit an acquaintance nearby. He would come back after acquiring the “stipulated items.” If Annan accidentally entered a nightmare and the players realized that they lost Annan, they would go crazy.
To Annan’s question, Joseph gave a clear answer, “the Elegant Elder is the deity of nobility and art. Before that false deity became a deity, he was already a Grand Duke. Hence, he was under Elegant Elder’s governance.
“He comes from the Elegy Dukedom. The Elegy Dukedom used to worship the deity of death and earth ‘Bone Burying Grandma.’ So, he is also under the Bone Burying Grandma’s governance. These two upright deities can disperse his power.”
Looking at Annan’s confused gaze, Joseph added, “This is a matter of the past. At that time, the Undead War wasn’t over. The Bone Burying Grandma Church was the twelve upright deities’ vanguard in the war against the undead. The Elegy Dukedom was also the front-line among many countries at the time. After all, the dead came from the south. The Elegy Dukedom was the most southern country at that time.
“Later… The Great Barrier shattered, and the gray mist spread. At that time, to snatch the limited spare ‘Order Tinder,’ a cruel war was triggered, which is the ‘Blood War’ in the history books.
“Actually, it was entirely possible for the Elegy Dukedom to survive the Blood War… if their position is more inward. But they happen to be in the most marginal location. So the gray mist engulfed the Elegy Dukedom within a day.
“They have no time to escape and even less time to prepare for war and seize territory. But, the Elegy Dukedom citizens have the most open-minded view of life and death. So they decided in the end…”
Joseph said slowly, “All Transcended who believe in Bone Burying Grandma, immediately use the last power to kill the Transcended of other faiths in the dukedom, and absorb all the curses on them. Then, they immediately take the lethal poison. With that, they seal themselves within their bones with Bone Burying Grandma’s unique divine art.
“Transcended is different from ordinary people. Ever since we step on the path of transcendence, our soul has been altered, capable of carrying curse power. So if we die in the gray mist, our soul will be cursed endlessly till we become undead spirits imprisoned in the body. We will roam the gray mist unconsciously… Only when we roam to the border and are killed in the boundary can we be purified.”
Joseph looked at Annan with a wry smile, “I think, feudal lord, you don’t know this.”
Annan said honestly, “I always thought that the undead only exists in fairy tales.”
After all, the Venerated Skeleton’s “ability was to bring the dead to life” seemed rather tongue-twisting, unlike a professional term.
If the undead existed, it would be more fit to say”turning into an undead.”
“That’s because the Elegy Dukedom eliminated the undead from the south,” Joseph nodded and explained, “They are called the Elegy Dukedom as the funeral song sounded throughout the country for a month.
“The undead generated after the collapse of the Great Barrier have become the consumables for the war. They were all depleted before the end of the Blood War, except for the border areas where there is still a couple of undead.”
Speaking of this, Joseph added, “Except… that one.”
“Is that deity an undead too?” Annan was a little surprised.
“The clergy of the Grand Duke is the deity of bones and betrayal.”
Joseph said slowly, “Grand Duke failed to acquire the Truth. The reason he can still become a deity is that he carries all the power of a country.
“All Transcended murdered and committed suicide so as not to give birth to the undead. This was his suggestion… or rather, the final order.
“People thought he had committed suicide and purified his corpse. But that was just a stand-in. Instead, he has been hiding underground, commanding an army of undead to dig underground passages.
“Gray mist is poison to ordinary people. It’s just that death is not so quick. Therefore, except for some people in the north, who fled to the Denizoya Kingdom, the others who can’t escape have already taken the poison. All of them went into the designated coffins later on.
“Until there was no more living person in the gray mist, that person launched a large-scale ritual underground. He is the Edict Wizard and Alteration Wizard at Gold Rank. He used all the corpses of Transcended and ordinary people, whose volume is almost half of the country, as the material to conduct a national level alteration ritual. First, he reversed and confused the cause of their death, attributed all their death to themselves. Then, he dragged the corpses and curses into his body. Finally, using the concept of ‘the Sole Leader of the Undead Country,’ he forcefully becomes a deity.”
—So he is the Venerated Skeleton.
He is still a duke until now. Only when he is the “Duke of the Dead” can his deity hood be established.
Because his citizens have become bones just like him.
He is a walking Dukedom.
The Venerated Skeleton…
Why does it sound so trash?
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