Void Evolution System – Chapter 46

Since it was relatively close, it took less than a day for Damien to reach the mountain. It looked to be close to a full 10,000 meters in height, leaving Damien stunned by its magnificence.

It didn’t have the same rumbling sky or cracked surface as Thunder Mountain did, rather this one was a true natural beauty. The entire mountainside was filled with lush trees and various beautiful flowers.

When he spread his awareness, Damien could sense many beasts cohabitating its surface as well. And unlike the scenes in the dungeon, these beasts didn’t constantly feed on each other for growth. There were even a few species that seemed to be herbivorous, without the need or desire for meat.

It was a clear day, so Damien could see up to the peak of the mountain, which was capped in snow, giving off a beautiful contrast with the vibrant colors that led up to it.

Damien thought this environment gave off a feeling of bliss.

No endless fight on the path to strength, no burdens or worries, and no pressure. However, this type of life didn’t appeal to him. He loved gaining strength, he loved pressure that stimulated his growth, and although he didn’t love burdens, he knew they were inevitable if one had even a single person or thing they cared about.

In reality, everything besides oneself could be considered a burden on this long and arduous path, and it was normal for many people to forsake everything for the sake of strength. Some people even choose to be so cold-hearted that their own families become nothing more than pawns to fit their needs.

Damien knew he had the chance to take this path if he truly wanted to, but he didn’t have any desire to become like this. He liked his human side, his sometimes volatile emotions, and the bonds he had with the select few people he was close with.

He agreed that others could become burdens for him, and he even understood that from a certain perspective, his own mother who was bedridden could be considered a burden, but he didn’t care.

He had a taste of the endless cycle of blood that came from being alone, the feral and primal nature that one would begin to develop. He had no interest in that.

If he wanted to do that, then that day he would’ve forsaken his humanity and devoured Zara rather than saving her.

Shaking his head, Damien snapped out of his thoughts. Now wasn’t the time for introspection.

He gazed up the mountain and thought to himself, ‘if I’m being honest I could spam teleport and make it to the peak in a few seconds, but I doubt that’s what that old man wants.’

It had only been 2 days and he was already tired of playing the old man’s games, but he decided that he’d concede with this one last challenge. Without further ado, Damien began rushing up the mountain.

And indeed, just as Elder Blanc had suspected, there were countless traps set up along the way. Some were stupid traps that could only kill mortals, such as a swinging tree trunk, but some were even slightly dangerous to him.

There was a pit full of 3rd class vipers that he almost fell into, mechanisms that suppressed his spatial ability and forced him to narrowly dodge razor-sharp blades with his bare body, and many other traps.

‘This old man seriously has a wild imagination.’ Damien kept climbing without stopping as he evaded trap after trap. Surprisingly, no beasts attacked him besides those within the traps. It seemed that there was some sort of order among them.

Even the ones that looked desperate to eat him begrudgingly turned away as he continued his climb. And by the time night fell, Damien reached the snow-covered peak.

There, he saw a familiar middle-aged man staring into the distance with his back facing Damien as if to come off as more mysterious. Knowing that this was the old man’s quirk, he didn’t pay attention to it, instead opting to sit down and recover his mana.

When Damien closed his eyes, the man took a peek behind him and witnessed Damien completely ignoring him. He was disgruntled but didn’t bother the kid as he recovered his mana. Half an hour later, Damien’s eyes began to open, and the man returned to his original pose of gazing into the distance.

“Old man, there’s no need to act so mysteriously with me. That elder already told me about your antics.”

The man’s shoulders twitched a bit when he heard this, and he reluctantly turned around. “That damn witch! Looks like I need to teach her a lesson when I get back.”

Noticing Damien’s deadpan gaze, the man quickly changed the subject. “Kuhum… I guess now is the time for formal introductions. My name is Malcolm Grey, and I am the Headmaster of Zenith Academy. And I want you, Damien Void, to be my student.”

The air of an expert radiated from Malcolm as he revealed his status, waiting to see the shock on Damien’s face.

However, Damien’s gaze was still deadpan.

“Okay, now what?”

Malcolm’s brows twitched. “Kid, don’t you get it? The headmaster of the whole academy wants to take you as a student. Aren’t you supposed to be like ‘Wow! What an opportunity!’ or something?”

Damien’s dead fish gaze intensified. “Old man, I figured you were the headmaster after the reactions of everyone I showed the token to. It isn’t that hard. Also, why would I be surprised about you wanting to train me? You literally made it so obvious with all the testing and mysteriousness. So, let’s just get on with the actual training part.”

The twitch in Malcolm’s brow became even more pronounced. Not only was the kid being so blunt that it slightly damaged his ego, he even had the nerve to keep calling him ‘old man’ even though he’s known his status since the beginning.

Sighing at the fact that he couldn’t keep his cool image, Malcolm’s eyes turned serious and his whole aura shifted.

“Very well, since you want to learn then let’s start immediately. Your sword art seems to be original and you’ve already found a path so I won’t say anything about it. The same goes for your spatial affinity. I can teach you about lightning but that’ll be secondary.”

Damien felt his pride swell hearing all the praise he was getting, but he was soon brought back to reality.

“The most important thing is your mana control. Frankly, it’s shit. Completely garbage for someone your age. Even little 5-year-old children can easily wield mana better than you without even trying. I saw during our first fight that you have immense reserves of mana, but you still ran out within only a couple of hours. Truly, you should be ashamed of yourself.”

Damien was too stunned to speak. Since he had begun his climb in strength, he had never received such a harsh rating of his abilities. He fought a 3rd class and succeeded in killing him, begetting praise. His level was insane for his age, begetting praise.

Not once had someone insulted or berated him since he had left earth. He was about to retort and get angry at the old man, but he stopped himself and thought about the words he had heard.

The more he thought, the more he realized the truth in those words. Damien had put all his focus on his sword art and his affinities. Not once had he ever focused on mana control.

He had always used mana however he pleased without any rhyme or reason to it.

In the first place, the structure of his mana control was based on how it had been utilized by the feral version of him when he had been taken over by his bestial instinct.

How could a feral beast with barely any conscious thought be able to compare to an intelligent being?

Beasts above 2nd class had already started developing intelligence, so even they probably had better mana control than him. His eyes hardened as he realized this.

‘Ahh, I truly got too conceited recently. If nobody had said anything, I probably wouldn’t have corrected it before it turned into a habit I can’t change.’

Malcolm had been watching Damien this whole time, seeing how he’d react to his harsh words. In fact, he had made sure to make his words more taunting specifically to test Damien’s reaction.

At first, he was disappointed seeing Damien get angry. But as he continued to watch Damien fall into thought and saw his eyes harden as he realized the truth, Malcolm became appreciative.

This kid was truly worthy to become his disciple.

Pride is normal and was bred within almost every lifeform as they gained strength. With all the hard work most people put into their strength, how could they not hold immense pride over their achievements?

The main issue was knowing when pride turned into arrogance and fixing the issue before it stabbed them in the back.

Seeing Damien look up at him, Malcolm smiled.

“Good. It seems you’ve realized the truth of the matter. Let me reintroduce myself then. My name is Malcolm Grey, a 4th class, and the only person in the human domain who has reached the Saint-level in mana control. Are you willing to accept me as your teacher?”

This time, Damien’s eyes truly did widen in shock. The quirky old man in front of him was actually a 4th class and someone who reached Saint-level to boot.

This level was seen as a legend by many people in the world, but someone who had reached it was standing before him.

His decision didn’t even take a second. Bowing his head, Damien repeated a line he’d read countless times in novels.

“Damien greets his new teacher.”

Malcolm’s smile grew even wider. “Good! Now, let’s start our training to make you unstoppable in the Nexus Event. The first and most important priority? Mana Circuits.”

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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