Was just a feeling, nothing in sight. And the five shadows didn't follow me in the portal. But I can't reduce it anyway, maybe with the spell creation. And even with that, what should I create? I want a spell that can close inter-dimensional rift apart the continuum spatial. I don't really think that the System will like that. Especially since even I have a very hard time thinking about that concept. In truth, I shouldn't have said that, but I don't think that the oath will bind me in this universe. But when I return to the other side, it will probably act.
Now, I should try to follow the two injured octopi alive. Even if they have traveled for a long time, it is my best chance to kill more thing. I will need at least hundreds of those to fully repair the System. And I am not even talking about the slugs, they bring me nearly nothing. I tried to absorb some of their corpses and it was not very effective. No, let's do some squid hunting.
I try to go in the right direction, but in truth, I just wander. Before, I could detect the trace of a god or his blessing quite easily, but here, I don't have the same ability. Maybe because no power is leaking and everything is absorbed. And not spread across a planet or on a body of a Hero. After a few hours, I meet a lone shadow roaming in space. I still don't see a single thing looking like a planet, but everyone is capable of surviving in space. So, that won't pose a problem. As for the shadow, it is moving extremely slowly. Not like the ones that left the portal. I approach it to see what is happening.
Like the previous situation, it turns into me and begins to cast [Death Ray] on me. Damn, it is capable of mimicking my abilities and skills. I was caught by surprise, but the [Death Ray] makes only my [Veil of Darkness] shine for a second. So, can replicate the spell but not the power behind it. Because I think that it should be more powerful than that. No cracks, just make my magic shield shine? That's weak. After seeing this, the shadow tries to teleport away, but it is about 20 meters from its initial position. Confirming my hypothesis.
I quickly catch up and plant my tentacles in his body. In a few seconds, the shadow disappears forever, and I find two errors gone. In the entire System which is composed of thousands of letters. A drop in the lac, but still appreciated. I suppose that thing should be the Shatterer of Reality, since he is capable of copying me. And I understand why the others don't want to mess with a horde of shadows. Since it is fighting against a weaker himself, but if they are more it is enough. But for me, it should be the best enemy, my shields are strong enough to negate the damage coming from a weak [Death Ray]. Or it was just because that shadow was injured, I should find a healthy one.
I keep roaming and creating new spirits, but now, not a single one survive for more than an hour. I am deep in the Void, and not in the outer part. A lot of creatures are moving around, fighting, and a blue ball should be a nice meal. Sometimes, I find a large army of octopi, sometimes a wave of shadows. I try to not attack the slugs since they are my allies for now. Only after I have dealt with the rest, will I truly attack them. In the meantime, they are still helpful, like right now.
Another fight, squids against us. But our side has a hundred times the size of the opposing army. And with my [Death Ray], we managed to kill five octopi before they retreat. They are very quick at swi… floating? Swimming in space? The second option is more appropriate since it really looks like they are swimming inside nothing. But they are quick at doing that. I gained another heart and more information. But the new abilities are still deeply hidden, I can't even try to guess.
After that, I try to follow the slugs, since they are moving in a big army like that. Why? I don't know, probably for protection. Like against the octopi, I don't think I could outrun an Ancient One if I didn't have the beacon for retreat. Because otherwise, I will need to teleport by relying on my sight and it is not working well in space. Only some short jumps, barely a few kilometers. And those giant monsters are nearly as fast as that.
Ohoh! What is this … WHY ARE YOU ALL TELEPORTING AWAY? We are more than thousands here, is it that terrifying?
Well, I still have my beacon, I will at least see what is provoking that much noise, especially in space. Sounds shouldn't be allowed to travel like that, without air or a support. But I can still hear this huge roar coming from … here? RUN AWAY!
Pfiou, that was too close. And I am back near the blue portal, the second that I found here. What was this thing, I thought that an Ancient One was huge but … or maybe the thing that I saw was the Ancient One? I think it is, why someone would call a giant squid like that. While this, was really, really, really big. Just his head was already huge, like I don't know, the Everest on Earth? And that was just the head, a huge crocodile head, with rows of teeth, each with a height of one kilometer, at the bare minimum. As for the rest, I couldn't see it, but if that thing manages to pass through a portal, the world is doomed. So it can't be an Ancient One since Anubis talked about it. And if he encountered that thing, he wouldn't be alive. No one would be alive.
I think I should retreat near my universe, for the time being, let this huge monster destroy everything in the meantime. And if he is too close, I can escape. Let's do this, I mean, I am not on a timer. I have all the time in the world, I can do that safely and without a permanent risk of dying. That's good, good thinking. Let see how the surroundings are.
Four slugs waiting for a meal near me and the green portal, nothing changed. The road toward my home is quiet, like before, the line of spirits is intact, besides on death near here. But I still have a hard time visualizing where I am and how this universe is separated. I just know that where I was, a big, bad, and dangerous monster is lurking. As for the rest, squids, slugs, and shadows. Nothing else… wait there is something near the white portal.
I see a group of shadows near it, like twenty of them. They see me but doesn't turn into me. They are approaching the portal, but are not entering it. There is a huge door in white, but they just retreat after seeing this. Not even retreat, they are just discarding it. They only stopped because of me, I don't think they wanted to enter inside this portal in the first place. I understand them, the defenses behind it are really important. Only the crocodile head can survive against it. That's why the last appearance of a Devourer of Gods was a long time ago and in an unexpected rift.
Oh, I talked too soon, they are coming back toward me. Well, I guess I am all alone, I forgot about that part. Twenty shadows of ratmen are coming toward me and cast [Death Ray]. I dodge most of them, but the few that hit me are not enough to break my [Veil of Darkness]. After that, I notice that they only have one shield, the one from my race. They can't replicate the System, only the normal spells. Meaning …
Yes, working! They quickly split up, but two were caught by surprise and end up melted on my sphere. The rest is still casting [Death Ray] after [Death Ray], now I see numerous cracks on my first shield. And the second is not that resistant either. I keep throwing [Purple Moon] on them since it can appear directly on them. But, they are really smart, and only three too slow died from those moves. Right after the last death, my [Veil of Darkness] is finally broken … just to be reapplied instantly. And the second shield managed to block everything in that short period of time.
After seeing this, the rest of the shadows all flee in different directions, but in the end, two additional creatures are slain. With this fight, I learned more about that race, and I am certain that it is the best for me to hunt only those. Or a group of two octopus. But nothing else for the moment.
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