Void Evolution System – Chapter 4

Expansive.

The scenery inside the dungeon could best be described this way. When Damien entered the gate, all he could see was a huge cave system that spanned the distance of several miles, its end at a point he couldn’t even see.

“Alright, folks, we should only be seeing first-class beasts that are at most level 20 around this floor, so be prepared to take them out. Even if they’re weak we still have to stay vigilant in case something unexpected happens.”

Once Jin gave the order, the team began moving, with Damien following at a slight distance behind them.

As time passed, the raid continued without a hitch. With beasts being at the maximum of level 20, the attack squad, which is comprised of many first classes whose levels average around 30, weren’t having any issues, especially with Elena present.

Whenever they met a beast that seemed like they would need to team up to kill, she would charge forward with her sword and start slashing in a seemingly reckless manner.

After all, no matter how refined her fighting style was, its base principle was her ability to constantly heal herself and replenish stamina. With this, no beast near or even slightly above her level was her match.

However, even with this assurance, the team continued forward vigilantly. The most dangerous aspect of weaker dungeons like this one wasn’t always the beasts.

Around 2 years after the World Awakening, when humanity was finally beginning to completely adapt to mana and the changes it brought, they discovered something that changed their entire viewpoint of its capabilities.

When an advance party from a nameless guild was exploring one of their dungeons, they came across other humanoid species.

Naturally, they attempted communication before wantonly attacking and accidentally discovered that they were no longer speaking any languages that existed on Earth.

As it turns out, the introduction of mana and the system that follows it grants all beings under its influence with a shared language.

As the inhabitants of Earth use English as their universal language, this new language wasn’t introduced until they came into contact with other intelligent species.

When the members of this guild began speaking to the humanoid individuals, they learned that the dungeon they were in was actually connected to another world called ‘Lahor’.

As other guilds also began meeting intelligent races in dungeons, they learned of the existence of countless other worlds.

As it was explained by the denizens of some of those other worlds, gates are phenomena that only appear in worlds that are newly awakened to mana.

After a world has adapted to and assimilated with mana, dungeons are structures that naturally spawn; however, a world that hasn’t fully assimilated with mana doesn’t have the structural integrity to hold constructs born from mana, such as dungeons, without collapsing. Due to this, gates appear and connect to dungeons in various other worlds.

In one dungeon, connected to a world called the ‘Cloud Plane’, Earthlings met humans that treat the system as something akin to the ‘heavens’, and rather than leveling up, they consider it as ‘cultivation’.

Through these countless interactions with other world denizens, the citizens of Earth learned many things, especially the fact that these otherworld denizens are barred entry to Earth through the gates.

It seemed to have something to do with the concept of ‘balance’. However, because humanity has only lived with mana and the system for 6 years, they weren’t able to completely understand these more complex theories.

Several hours passed, and the dungeon seemed to have been mostly cleared. The group decided to take a break before commencing their final sweep. During this break, Elena naturally went to Damien to check on him and chat for a while.

In another area of the dungeon, Jin stood with a hateful look in his eyes. ‘Dammit. That woman should be mine! Why does she keep looking at that trash instead of me?’

Throughout the entire time they were raiding the dungeon, Jin was constantly trying to show his strength and valor to impress Elena, but she acted like he didn’t exist. As the only son of a wealthy and influential father, Jin was never treated with indifference like what Elena shows him.

‘But that only makes me want her more.’ Jin looked over at Elena, who was chatting and laughing with Damien, showing a completely different personality than she did with others as envy began to cloud his mind.

‘All I have to do I get rid of that trash. If that hindrance is gone, then there’s nothing stopping her from becoming my woman. Hehehe, anything can happen inside a dungeon, right? If a weak porter dies because a beast just “happens” to break through the lines…’

His expression twisted as his thoughts continued, and a malevolent aura started to spread, only to be retracted immediately after. ‘Damien was it? Well, I guess I’ll let you have her for now since it’ll be the last conversation you ever have.’

Meanwhile, Damien continued chatting and laughing with Elena, oblivious to the fact that he was being put to death by an arrogant young master.

“So? This dungeon seems to be pretty normal to me— I don’t see why the signature it gave off was so weird.”

“Hmm,” Elena pondered, “maybe it has multiple floors? If that’s the case, then there’s nothing to worry about since the gate will close once we clear this floor. But isn’t that good news for you? You get more money for less work.”

“Yeah, I guess so— anyway, it looks like that asshole is gathering everyone up again, so you should probably head over.”

When the attack squad began gathering, however, a thunderous roar resounded through the cavern. As heavy footsteps approached the group.

“Fuck!” Exclaimed Jin, “Just from its aura, I can tell that it’s probably a 1st class! Everyone get together and be ready to either fight or flee on my command!”

When the footsteps stopped, what was revealed was a massive tiger-like beast around 20 meters tall that had a fiery aura radiating from its body.

“It looks around level 50, a newly ascended 2nd class. If we work together, we should be able to kill it!” Jin yelled.

Damien retreated many meters as to not get caught in the crossfire as he watched the attack squad get into formation. The squad comprised of 2 tankers, 2 healers, a mage, and 3 damage dealers, including Elena and Jin.

The beast charged forward with a roar and shot flames from its mouth. As the tankers took the hit, the mage utilized his ice affinity to freeze the beast’s paws.

Elena and Jin charged. While Jin melded into the shadows and sliced at the beast’s tendons and other sensitive areas with his twin daggers, Elena confronted it head-on.

The tiger roared in anger and swung its paws at Elena while she deftly dodged and slashed at its neck. Time passed as the squad slowly chipped away at the beast, making it accumulate various gashes and wounds.

With Elena’s ability, she was able to keep fighting even after most of the team had run out of mana or stamina.

With the mage letting out occasional ice spikes as his mana replenished and Jin limiting its movements by cutting its exposed tendons and ligaments, around 15 minutes later, she managed to land a fatal hit, letting the beast drop to the floor, dead.

With the comprehensive planning and experience they had, the team managed to finish the fight without any unexpected circumstances and were promptly healed by the healers. As everyone began catching their breaths, the entire cave began to rumble.

Everyone’s faces immediately paled.

“The gate’s closing! We need to get out of here!” Yelled one of the tankers as he ran with all his might.

Everyone else soon followed as even Damien had to continuously teleport to reach the gate. Being trapped in a dungeon usually meant death with no escape.

Once the gate closes, there is no connection left to Earth, so even if one manages to escape the dungeon, they’re trapped in a completely different world.

As Damien ran, he looked around for Elena and noticed her falling behind.

“Elena! What are you doing?” Damien yelled before abruptly realizing the situation.

The gate closed out of nowhere, and as the one who did most of the work to kill the 2nd class beast, she must’ve used most of her mana. Without being given time to rest, she was basically on the verge of fainting.

“Fuck!” Damien cursed as he ran back to grab her. He put his arm around Elena’s waist, which she subconsciously rejected before realizing it was him, then without pause began spamming his short-distance teleportation to flee.

As the gate came into sight, Damien felt his mana draining at a rapid rate, and his body began to break down. His blood churned and leaked through his pores, but he kept going.

He remembered his ominous feeling, and he remembered his resolve. And just as his internal organs were going to rupture, he made it out of the gate.

As he set Elena on the ground, he smiled. Although it felt a bit anti-climactic, he was glad he managed to get both of them out of the gate without issues.

And then, just as he was about to ask Elena, who had regained some vigor, how she was doing, he felt his body flying backward.

‘Huh? Backward? What’s going on?’ Damien thought as his mind failed to understand what caused such a bizarre situation. As reality sunk in, he began to panic.

He knew that what was behind him was a gate that was on the verge of closing, but he had no means to save himself.

His mana was overdrawn, his body was at its limit, and his consciousness was already weak.

As he felt the mana current of the gate graze his back, the last thing he saw was Elena’s horrified expression and a certain bastard smiling at him and waving.

And then, everything went dark.

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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