Void Evolution System – Chapter 25

The scenery on the 50th floor was similar to that of the floors leading up to it, but for a different reason.

Patches of lush greenery could be seen here and there, but the most jarring part of the area was the random areas of destroyed trees and land. It seems that the 50th floor was originally something akin to a small forest, but whatever lived here had torn it down.

Wood bark was strewn around, with some pieces in a half charred state, grass and plants that used to stand tall were withered and dead, and a foul stench permeated the air. In the center of all of this was a creature unlike anything Damien had witnessed before.

It had 3 heads, each of a different animal, a lion, a snake, and a goat, and a huge body that took up a good portion of the space available in the cavern. Its body was panther-like, specialized for speed, its feet were talons like a bird, and its tail was that of a scorpion. It also had a pair of massive wings.

Its 3 heads swiveled as one when it sensed Damien’s presence, and without any suspense, it charged.

The chimera drew near as each of its heads charged up a separate attack. The lion let out a massive roar that shook the earth, the goat channeled energy between its horn to shoot out like a beam, and its snake head shot out poisonous breath.

However, beam attacks weren’t something that would work on Damien anymore. Especially from those that were in the same class as him.

During the 3 months he spent adjusting to his body, Damien wasn’t idle in his other training. His control over vectors had improved to the point where he could divert these attacks without burning himself like last time and he had created a second step for his sword art.

However, as this would be his last fight within the dungeon, Damien decided to be a little reckless. Since Zara had already moved to attack the beast, he just had to distract it. Damien opened his mouth and sucked in a large breath.

His chest expanded, his cheeks puffed, his throat constricted, and when his movement reached its apex, Damien let out an even more ferocious roar than the chimera.

With this roar came an ethereal beam of rippling energy covered in arcs of black lightning that sundered even space itself as if only it could exist.

When the beam collided with the chimera’s attacks, a muted explosion rocked the entire 50th floor.

The splintered remains of trees and withered grass that was already on the verge of death were all incinerated into nothingness, and even the ground had cracked into hundreds of pieces, eliciting reactions from even the beasts on the 49th and 51st floors who could only feel the aftershocks of the clash.

While the poisonous breath of the snake and the energy beam of the goat were both obliterated in the clash, Damien’s breath attack had retained a bit of its energy. It continued forward and pierced the middle head, the snake, causing it to explode into countless pieces.

The chimera roared in pain. While its 3 heads were connected to the same body, they only shared a piece of their consciousness. For the most part, they could think independently. For this reason, rather than feeling like it had lost one of its heads, the lion and goat head had felt like they had lost a brother.

This infuriated them to no end the chimera lifted off from the ground and began flying, using its speed to try and catch Damien off guard. A rain of energy beams and fireballs rushed at Damien from every direction. Damien, however, simply abused his teleportation.

Whenever he was close to being hit, he’d vanish and reappear in the distance. Since he had decided to have fun during this fight, Damien didn’t even counterattack, further enraging the chimera.

Was this bipedal beast looking down on it? When this thought crossed its mind, the chimera almost lost itself to rage. It intensified its attack further, destroying any remaining unbroken areas of the cavern.

At this time, Damien stopped dodging every attack that came at him. Every once in a while, he would stop and allow himself to stay within an attack’s trajectory, gently flicking his finger to divert it. Now that he had two hands he had even more freedom to do this.

Although the hand motions weren’t necessary to affect vectors in his vicinity, they were a sort of intermediary that Damien used to get more accustomed to his power. Once he had improved to a certain level, he would be able to block any attacks aimed at him without even moving.

Damien continued to wave his arms, looking like a conductor leading an orchestra, however, this was no symphony. Instead, it was a cacophony of destruction that would make anyone want to bring up a certain ‘art is an explosion’ reference.

With none of its attacks even slightly affecting Damien, the chimera decided to descend and use raw power, but before it could do so, it noticed its tail had been frozen stiff. In the next moment, the entire tail shattered and blood spurted out from the point where it used to connect with its body.

Next, tentacles made of shadows latched onto its wings and bound them, before another portion of shadows came together in the form of a beast. This was naturally Zara, who had used her own wings to fly beside the beast in concealment while waiting for the opportunity to strike.

Although she could have attacked much earlier, she could feel how much fun Damien was having and decided to let him play for a bit longer. However, he had already been wantonly teleporting and manipulating attack trajectories for the past 20 minutes, and she was getting bored.

Once Zara materialized, she quickly used her razor-sharp teeth to tear one of the chimera’s wings off while using her claws to incapacitate the other one. As the chimera fell to the floor, Zara went for a fatal attack, before abruptly stopping and fading back into concealment.

This was naturally Damien’s doing. Now that playtime was over, he decided that this beast was the best practice dummy for the second step of his sword art.

With the beast falling, Damien rushed into the air to meet it as he left after images in his wake. Then, his figure became ethereal as he danced around the beasts.

Even with its elegance, this was a dance of blood.

If the first step of his sword art was a single strike to cause critical damage, the second step was a sword dance to accumulate injuries on his opponent and bleed them out.

As his figure flashed in and out of the space surrounding the beast, chunks of its body began to disappear. They weren’t mangled or sliced like a normal sword would do, rather they had been banished from existence, floating somewhere in the infinite void.

When Damien was finished, only about one-third of the beast’s body remained. Damien landed on the ground, his steps not even raising dust, as behind him, the figure of the beast fell with a resounding thud.

‘Void Sword Art Second Step: Dance of the Void’

His entire sword dance that had cut a 75-meter long beast into a 25 meters long flesh bag had only lasted the amount of time it took for the beast to fall to the floor after its wings were clipped.

In the first place, the entire fight was pointless. Damien could’ve ended it in the first 5 minutes if he wanted to, but he had grown quite attached to the dungeon that had been his home for the past 2 years. For this reason, he decided that the best way to bid it farewell was with a grand battle.

As the experience poured in, Damien went to devour the corpse of the chimera, but before he could, it turned into particles of light before sinking into the floor.

In the space it had previously occupied stood a grand formation, which looked like a giant circle filled with mysterious patterns.

Damien could feel the spatial fluctuations emanating from the formation and wanted to study it, but he knew it wasn’t the time. This dungeon had 100 floors and he had only cleared 50. He had naturally planned to come back once his business was settled and finish what he started. He could study the formation then.

Looking at the formation, Damien felt his anticipation rise along with slight anxiety. He then quickly checked his inventory to make sure he had brought everything he needed.

Within it was all the books he thought would be relevant later that he took from Kurt’s subspace, his cracked sword that had accompanied him from the beginning of his journey, and the carcasses of hundreds of beasts that Zara had slain on the previous 9 floors.

Although he wanted to go further up and grab more carcasses, he only had so much space in his inventory, so he made do with what he could.

Damien then resolved himself and started walking towards his lifeline to exit the dungeon. “Zara, this is our ticket to leave. The surface I told you about on our first meeting is just past this formation.”

Sensing Damien’s turbulent emotions, Zara emerged from his shadow and nuzzled up to him, showing her support. Damien smiled at her little gesture. ‘That’s right. Everything is already planned out and we’re already strong. What am I even worrying about?’

After he assured Zara that he was fine, she returned to his shadow. And without further ado, he stepped into the formation.

What greeted Damien was a blindingly bright light and the beautiful smell of nature.

After two grueling years, he had finally reached the surface.

List of Chapters
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81 - Exiting [3]
Chapter 82 - Meeting [1]
Chapter 83 - Meeting [2]
Chapter 84 - Meeting [3]
Chapter 85 - Memories [1]
Chapter 86 - Memories [2]
Chapter 87 - Return [1]
Chapter 88 - Return [2]
Chapter 89 - Return [3]
Chapter 90 - Schemes [1]
Chapter 91 - Schemes [2]
Chapter 92 - Schemes [3]
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101 - Core [3]
Chapter 102 - Destruction [1]
Chapter 103 - Destruction [2]
Chapter 104 - Emotions [1]
Chapter 105 - Emotions [2]
Chapter 106 - Emotions [3]
Chapter 107 - Brief Return [1]
Chapter 108 - Brief Return [2]
Chapter 109 - Brief Return [3]
Chapter 110 - Brief Return [4]
Chapter 111 - Cloud Plane [1]
Chapter 112 - Cloud Plane [2]
Chapter 113 - Cloud Plane [3]
Chapter 114 - Central Continent [1]
Chapter 115 - Central Continent [2]
Chapter 116 - Central Continent [3]
Chapter 117 - Central Continent [4]
Chapter 118 - Separation [1]
Chapter 119 - Separation [2]
Chapter 120 - Separation [3]
Chapter 121 - Disciple Examination [1]
Chapter 122 - Disciple Examination [2]
Chapter 123 - Disciple Examination [3]
Chapter 124 - Comprehension [1]
Chapter 125 - Comprehension [2]
Chapter 126 - Comprehension [3]
Chapter 127 - Comprehension [4]
Chapter 128 - Final Exam [1]
Chapter 129 - Final Exam [2]
Chapter 130 - Final Exam [3]
Chapter 131 - Power [1]
Chapter 132 - Power [2]
Chapter 133 - Power [3]
Chapter 134 - Power [4]
Chapter 135 - Celestial Star Palace [1]
Chapter 136 - Celestial Star Palace [2]
Chapter 137 - Celestial Star Palace [3]
Chapter 138 - Celestial Star Palace [4]
Chapter 139 - First Lesson [1]
Chapter 140 - First Lesson [2]
Chapter 141 - First Lesson [3]
Chapter 142 - First Lesson [4]
Chapter 143 - First Lesson [5]
Chapter 144 - Mission [1]
Chapter 145 - Mission [2]
Chapter 146 - Mission [3]
Chapter 147 - Supreme Fairy Paradise [1]
Chapter 148 - Supreme Fairy Paradise [2]
Chapter 149 - Coincidence? [1]
Chapter 150 - Coincidence? [2]
Chapter 151 - Rank Up [1]
Chapter 152 - Rank Up [2]
Chapter 153 - Devil Worshippers [1]
Chapter 154 - Devil Worshippers [2]
Chapter 155 - Devil Worshippers [3]
Chapter 156 - Coincidence? [3]
Chapter 157 - Mission End [1]
Chapter 158 - Mission End [2]
Chapter 159 - Second Lesson [1]
Chapter 160 - Second Lesson [2]
Chapter 161 - Second Lesson [3]
Chapter 162 - Second Lesson [4]
Chapter 163 - Second Mission [1]
Chapter 164 - Second Mission [2]
Chapter 165 - Second Mission [3]
Chapter 166 - Second Mission [4]
Chapter 167 - Setting Out [1]
Chapter 168 - Setting Out [2]
Chapter 169 - Minor Delays [1]
Chapter 170 - Minor Delays [2]
Chapter 171 - Minor Delays [3]
Chapter 172 - Minor Delays [4]
Chapter 173 - Village Problems [1]
Chapter 174 - Village Problems [2]
Chapter 175 - Side Quest [1]
Chapter 176 - Side Quest [2]
Chapter 177 - Side Quest [4]
Chapter 178 - Running Away [1]
Chapter 179 - Running Away [2]
Chapter 180 - Running Away [3]
Chapter 181 - Running Away [4]
Chapter 182 - Running Away [4]
Chapter 183 - Bloodstone River [1]
Chapter 184 - Bloodstone River [2]
Chapter 185 - Convention [1]
Chapter 186 - Convention [2]
Chapter 187 - Hidden Convention [1]
Chapter 188 - Hidden Convention [2]
Chapter 189 - Auction [1]
Chapter 190 - Auction [2]
Chapter 191 - Auction [3]
Chapter 192 - Auction [4]
Chapter 193 - Auction [5]
Chapter 194 - Auction [6]
Chapter 195 - Fleeing [1]
Chapter 196 - Feeling [2]
Chapter 197 - Feeling [3]
Chapter 198 - Fleeing [4]
Chapter 199 - 3000 Beast Mountain Range [1]
Chapter 200 - 3000 Beast Mountain Range [2]
Chapter 201 - Death Seed [1]
Chapter 202 - Death Seed [2]
Chapter 203 - Death Seed [3]
Chapter 204 - Death Seed [4]
Chapter 205 - Next Movie [1]
Chapter 206 - Next Move [2]
Chapter 207 - First Moutain [1]
Chapter 208 - First Mountain [2]
Chapter 209 - First Mountain [3]
Chapter 210 - First Mountain [4]
Chapter 211 - Blitzing
Chapter 212 - Blitzing [2]
Chapter 213 - Fight [1]
Chapter 214 - Fight [2]
Chapter 215 - Beast King [1]
Chapter 216 - Beast King [2]
Chapter 217 - Beast King [3]
Chapter 218 - Beast King [4]
Chapter 219 - Next Stop [1]
Chapter 220 - Next Stop [2]
Chapter 221 - Next Stop [3]
Chapter 222 - Next Stop [4]
Chapter 223 - White Dragon Grotto [1]
Chapter 224 White Dragon Grotto[2]
Chapter 225 White Dragon Grotto [3]
Chapter 226 White Dragon Grotto [4]
Chapter 227 White Dragon Grotto [5]
Chapter 228 Heaven-Sent Oppurtunity [1]
Chapter 229 Heaven-Sent Oppurtunity [2]
Chapter 230 Heaven-Sent Oppurtunity [3]
Chapter 231 Journey [1]
Chapter 232 - Journey [2]
Chapter 233 - Taesi [1]
Chapter 234 - Taesi [2]
Chapter 235 - Taesi [3]
Chapter 236 - Taesi [4]
Chapter 237 - Primordial Undying Realm [1]
Chapter 238 - Primordial Undying Realm [2]
Chapter 239 - Primordial Undying Realm [3]
Chapter 240 Primordial Undying Realm[4]
Chapter 241 Primordial Undying Realm [5]
Chapter 242 Primordial Undying Realm [6]
Chapter 243 Trial World [1]
Chapter 244 Trial world [2]
Chapter 245 Trial World [3]
Chapter 246 Trial World [4]
Chapter 247 Trial World [5]
Chapter 248 Trial Wworld [6]
Chapter 249 Sanctuary [1]
Chapter 250 Sanctuary [2]
Chapter 251 Sanctuary [3]
Chapter 252 Sanctuary [4]
Chapter 253 Sanctuary [5]
Chapter 254 Sanctuary [6]
Chapter 255 Base [1]
Chapter 256 Base[2]
Chapter 257 Base [3]
Chapter 258 Base[4]
Chapter 259 Base [5]
Chapter 260 Base [6]
Chapter 261 Generals [1]
Chapter 262 Generals [2]
Chapter 263 Generals [3]
Chapter 264 Generals [4]
Chapter 265 Generals [5]
Chapter 266 Generals [6]
Chapter 267 Demons [1]
Chapter 268 Demons [2]
Chapter 269 Demons [3]
Chapter 270 Demons [4]
Chapter 271 Demons [5]
Chapter 272 Demons [6]
Chapter 273 Demons [7]
Chapter 274 Demons [8]
Chapter 275 Demons [9]
Chapter 276 Demons [10]
Chapter 277 Racing [1]
Chapter 278 Racing [2]
Chapter 279 Racing [3]
Chapter 280 Racing [4]
Chapter 281 Racing [5]
Chapter 282 Racing [6]
Chapter 283 Racing [7]
Chapter 284 Racing [8]
Chapter 285 Racing [9]
Chapter 286 Racing [10]
Chapter 287 Betrayal [1]
Chapter 288 Betrayal [2]
Chapter 289 Demon King [1]
Chapter 290 Demon King [2]
Chapter 291 Demon King [3]
Chapter 292 Demon King [4]
Chapter 293 Demon King [5]
Chapter 294 Demon King [6]
Chapter 295 Demon King [7]
Chapter 296 Demon King [8]
Chapter 297 Gains [1]
Chapter 298 Gains [2]
Chapter 299 Gains [3]
Chapter 300 Gains [4]
Chapter 301 Kidnapping [1]
Chapter 302 Kidnapping [2]
Chapter 303 Kidnapping [3]
Chapter 304 Kidnapping [4]
Chapter 305 Converging [1]
Chapter 306 Converging [2]
Chapter 307 Escape [1]
Chapter 308 Escape [2]
Chapter 309 Escape [3]
Chapter 310 Escape [4]
Chapter 311 Voice [1]
Chapter 312 Voice [2]
Chapter 313 Death’s Door [1]
Chapter 314 Death’s Door [2]
Chapter 315 Death’s Door [3]
Chapter 316 Death’s Door [4]
Chapter 317 Assassination [1]
Chapter 318 Assassination [2]
Chapter 319 Assassination [3]
Chapter 320 Assassination [4]
Chapter 321 Assassination [5]
Chapter 322 Assassination [6]
Chapter 323 Search [1]
Chapter 324 Search [2]
Chapter 325 Refining [1]
Chapter 326 Refining [2]
Chapter 327 Refining [3]
Chapter 328 Refining [4]
Chapter 329 Readjusting [1]
Chapter 330 Readjusting [2]
Chapter 331 Readjusting [3]
Chapter 332 Readjusting [4]
Chapter 333 Inheritance [1]
Chapter 334 Inheritance [2]
Chapter 335 Inheritance [3]
Chapter 336 Inheritance [4]
Chapter 337 Inheritance [5]
Chapter 338 Inheritance [6]
Chapter 339 Dinner Party [1]
Chapter 340 Dinner Party [2]
Chapter 341 Dinner Party [3]
Chapter 342 Dinner Party [4]
Chapter 343 Dominate [1]
Chapter 344 Dominate [2]
Chapter 345 Dominate [3]
Chapter 346 Dominate [4]
Chapter 347 3 Months [1]
Chapter 348 3 Months [2]
Chapter 349 3 Months [3]
Chapter 350 3 Months [4]
Chapter 351 Unseen Memories [1]
Chapter 352 Unseen Memories [2]
Chapter 353 Unseen Memories [3]
Chapter 354 Unseen Memories [4]
Chapter 355 Unseen Memories [5]
Chapter 356 Unseen Memories [6]

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