Void Evolution System – Chapter 48

Another half a month passed as Damien moved to ponder the structure of his mana circuits.

Mana circuits were ethereal but still tethered to the body. If he wanted to design an intricate circuit, he needed to plan it well. Being interlinked with the body means that any small injury could disrupt his entire circuit.

It was the same idea as removing a small cog from a huge machine and causing its downfall.

To solve this problem, Damien decided to design his circuits in quadrants pertaining to specific areas of his body. This way, if his arm ended up getting severed, the overall system would only slightly weaken, rather than shutting down.

This was solely for the ethereal aspect of his mana circuits. The corporeal structure that he was creating was different and didn’t possess the same flaw. It was essentially a new body part and would qualify to regenerate through his skill, so he didn’t need to worry about it.

Damien had done many experiments over the past half a month on how he should structure the physical aspect of his circuits, and he had finally decided.

The mana core he had created would be placed in the center of his chest, essentially becoming a second heart, and he would form veins that scaled his entire body connecting to that heart. He also decided that a set of meridians were necessary to facilitate the flow and blockage of energy.

These would be smaller variants of his mana core that carried only a portion of its functions.

The creation of this corporeal system would be a long and grueling process, and he didn’t even have enough mana to complete what he had now termed as his “mana heart” so he once again tried something new. Rather than devouring corpses, he targeted his skill at the atmospheric mana around him.

Surprisingly, it worked. He couldn’t increase his mana capacity this way, but refilling his tank at a rapid pace was child’s play.

Luckily, he would be able to move around fine during the process and wouldn’t have to complete it all in one go. After all, his mana circuits wouldn’t have negative effects on his internals even while they were incomplete, as their functionality would be null until he completed their ethereal counterpart.

The final thing he had to decide was the basis of his ethereal circuits. It would be most logical at this point for Damien to optimize them towards his spatial affinity, but he opted against that. He didn’t want to be limited to just that much.

However, he couldn’t make circuits that accepted everything, as it would limit his potential due to having too much freedom. Instead, he decided to keep it broad but not too expansive.

He wanted his mana circuits to focus on destructive power. He decided to block off all routes he had towards external healing and more positive powers. Naturally, this wouldn’t disallow his own regeneration and similar skills, but he wouldn’t be able to utilize such practices on others.

During the month that had passed since Damien began, Malcolm had visited weekly to track his progress. However, every time he came, Damien was deep in thought and didn’t even notice his presence. What surprised Malcolm was that Damien hadn’t even started construction of his mana circuits yet.

For a genius like him, it should be easy, so Malcolm figured that Damien was aiming for something greater. He naturally supported this, but he hoped that Damien wouldn’t try to do too much and end up failing.

There were only 4 months left until the Nexus Event officially began, so Malcolm once again decided to check on Damien. Reaching the mountain peak, he saw Damien standing up and playing with an amethyst marble.

This was the first time Malcolm had seen a change in Damien, so he was pleasantly surprised. Sensing something peculiar about the marble, Malcolm analyzed it, only to be shocked by what he found.

The marble was made up of pure crystallized mana, something he didn’t expect to see from someone who was working on mana circuits. “Damien, what are you planning to do with that?”

Malcolm was a bit suspicious since that marble had the potential to be used as a bomb, but Damien’s answer left him even more surprised.

“Hm? Ah, old man you’re back. This is nothing, just a slight experiment I did while I was contemplating the mana circuits I’m going to make. I have the base idea down now. All I need to do is implement it.”

Hearing this, Malcolm decided not to ask too many questions. Damien’s choice was his alone, and as long as he didn’t plan to use those mana beads as weapons, he didn’t care.

“Alright then. You have 4 months left until the start of the event, so make sure not to waste too much time.”

Malcolm was about to leave once again when Damien stopped him. “Take me with you this time, old man. I’m going to take a little break before I start for real.”

Malcolm nodded. It wasn’t a bad thing to take rest every once in a while, especially during a big project like Damien’s.

Damien only felt his shoulder be grabbed before the wind started whooshing around him. The next thing he knew, he was back at the academy.

Bidding farewell to Malcolm, Damien headed back to his abode where he was once again greeted by Katherine. Since the last time they had met, she decided that she’d stay at his house. She claimed that the dorm she was staying in was too stuffy compared to it.

He would usually be against it, but he honestly doesn’t stay at the house much and Zara seemed to enjoy her company, so he agreed.

Speaking of Zara, she hadn’t been with Damien since he left for the mountain. He told her to stay home when he left and realizing that he’d be at the peak for a while, he told her to hunt and increase her strength. He’d only be back for a day, so he decided he wouldn’t disturb her training.

Once again, Damien plopped down on the couch as Katherine went to the kitchen to make food. If anyone else saw them, they’d think the two were dating, but the two of them were too oblivious to even make the connection.

“You could’ve told me that old man was the headmaster, you know. I mean, I guessed it easily but still.”

Katherine giggled in response. “Well, I thought it’d be more fun to surprise you. Oh yeah, did he take you as his student?”

Damien rolled his eyes. “Yeah, the old man is helping me fix some things that I was being stupid on. What about you? With your talent, there has to be an elder who wanted to teach you.”

Katherine smiled. “Yup! It was one of the Grand Elders too! Her name is Elder Monique and she specializes in illusion affinity as well. Hehe, I can’t wait to beat you up in the tournament.”

“Sure sure you’ll be the one beating me up. You have to be careful though, if you lose I might just have to spank your butt as punishment.” Damien replied with a sly smile.

“Shameless!” Katherine muttered as a rosy blush covered her face.

The two continued chatting as they ate dinner with each other. They were growing closer at an abnormal rate that would be weird by anyone’s standards. After all, the two have only had close relations for around 2 months.

However, it wasn’t surprising. Katherine was a sheltered girl with an adventurous personality that quickly got attached to anything she found interesting. As someone who didn’t have many close friends, she gravitated towards Damien often.

Damien was similar as well. And him being terrible at talking freely with anyone besides her, he also gravitated towards her. The two had a slight amount of co-dependence, but it wasn’t unhealthy.

If two people only had each other in the same age range that they could freely speak to and were also extremely similar in their personalities, it’d be weirder if they didn’t get close fast. But they were both dense as a lake, so neither had noticed this in the slightest.

Night soon fell and the two retired to their rooms. Damien, however, warped back to the mountain peak. It was relatively close so he didn’t need to use too much mana.

Talking with Katherine for a few hours honestly made him much more refreshed than sleep did. He didn’t know why that was but just assumed that it came from the synergy between like-minded people.

Spending a few hours to recover his mana, Damien ended up falling asleep. He woke up the next morning with a wide smile on his face.

‘There are only 4 months left for the competition to start. If everything does as planned, it’ll take 2 months to develop the corporeal system and 2 months to develop the ethereal one.’

Without waiting, Damien began the process. The first step was the mana heart. Just like he did previously, he gathered mana in a ball shape. Only, this time it was at the center of his chest, directly next to his heart.

This was a step Damien needed to take extra care with. He gently used his spatial affinity to compress the swirling ball of mana in his chest. As time passes, the ball became smaller and smaller, and at this time Damien started devouring the atmospheric mana.

Rather than a marble, he wanted his mana heart to be at least the size of a golf ball. The mana kept compressing as even more mana was added to it, creating a semi-liquified ball whose mass kept increasing.

He lost track of time and even of the functions of his body as his sole focus was compressing his mana heart. Mana roared and his body protested the foreign mass that had intruded on its structure, but Damien didn’t care.

He had already run many simulations and figured out the perfect positioning for each piece of his new organ. The strain was only present due to the large portions of mana that were still being liquified.

Damien continued like this for an entire day and a half. Every time his mana capacity lowered, it was regenerated by the ambient mana he devoured, and this mana went directly into his mana heart.

By the end of the second day, Damien fell to the floor exhausted. His consciousness started fading due to the intense concentration and mana depletion he had felt over the past 2 days, but he held a wide smile on his face.

Within his chest, he could feel it. Although it didn’t beat or pump anything, he could feel a second baseball-sized heart made entirely of mana, just waiting for him to give it function.

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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