The Dark Demon Lord Chapter 101 1
So this is the summary of what I planned for TDDL when I started writing it. Issues appeared which I am slowly resolving, but still finding difficult to handle which was the reason I couldn't continue writing this. One thing that is weird about me is that I cannot do hiatus's, (like more than a few months). I know I had times where I didn't write for a month, but it was only because these problems I have to deal with. I won't continue TDDL (I am sad too). If you ever read my first book, The Lost Shadow, I went on a long 3 year hiatus because of school and stuff, but when I came back I was unable to keep writing it. I am unable to write after a hiatus that lasts too long, I don't know why, but I find it difficult to get back into the same mindset and mood. Enough of the chit chat, this was my goal, you guys can try to imagine it if you want. I will split this into different parts because there was just too much planned.
During the fight with the ice/fire guy, Arnin would have lost of course, but not become as injured as he was. He would only experience slight injuries, but this would have been his first loss (like in a fair fight). After healing up, he would head towards the final battle that would happen between the top ten. He would join in this fight, and end up entering the top ten, but not any higher. He loses some matches and understands that his cultivation is too low and that he is too dependent on his previous powers (as in his previous understanding of the elements). Arnin then begins to mess around with his Elemental Seeds and learns how to use them more efficiently. His Flames of Neutrality is upgraded and can basically burn Hell flames and also match Heaven flames. His Seed of Blood remains the same strength as it is already very strong, while he is able to learn more about the concept of time. The battlefield ends and the result is out. The ice/fire guy comes out as the first place, while Arnin is fifth.
Now begins the 2/3 of the second book. This time it is taken place in Thorn Academy. Not the cave, but the actual academy, which is connected to the battlefield through a teleportation formation. In the academy, the top three are taken under different masters, with the ice/fire guys being under the strongest elder. Elder Kocyte asks (kind of forces) Arnin to be his disciple, and Arnin agrees since there isn't much to lose. Plus, Arnin learns that Kocyte is the most protective of his disciple, which Arnin wants to exploit. He begins training under this elder and meets a few of his fellow disciples. The oldest disciple is actually past the Elemental Formation realm and is in a realm known as the Tiny World realm. It is the realm where one would begin to create a small world inside the orb in their body. The thing is that this world is not like the spatial rings or interspatial bags where they can store external items. No. It is a different world. This world would basically be built around the Elemental Tree (Which is what one achieves at the end of Elemental Formation - Heaven) and this world used essence to create items and life-based on the element(s) of the cultivator. But whatever for now.
Arnin doesn't really want to be under this Tiny World realmed fellow disciple, so he basically starts to go into seclusion. He already has good knowledge of most of his elements (even a bit for the time element because of his previous life) and begins to consolidate his realm and understating. During his seclusion, he also practices his alchemy and mark making skills. He breakthroughs in each and enters a new realm. For mark making, he is finally able to revert to his unique method and becomes a Green Mark Master (huge boost), while his alchemy reached the Yellow realm. (refer to chapter 54 to know the order in colors). No one finds out about these breakthroughs as he plans to keep it a secret.
He comes out of seclusion (a few weeks later).
Coming out, he finds out that his new rival, ice/fire guys reached Essence Manifest - Hell, while he himself was still in Essence Manifest - Earth. Arnin decides that he wants to go and check out the library of Thorn Academy. He has enough academic points (which he earned in the battlefield). He goes and hears news about his slave, Canae. After coming out the battlefield, she became an outer disciple (butterfly equivalent). He learns that she had made a reputation of herself by fighting people a realm higher than her. She was even accepted by a teacher as a disciple, but she declined.
Hearing this, Arnin makes plans to bring her back to his side.
In the library, Arnin looks for books that would talk about time and space. Currently, that is his focus since his Seed of Neutrality and Seed of Blood, and Seed of Rebirth wasn't too difficult to understand. Only time was lacking.
He reads more and more and finds out that there are actually people who have masteries over the time element, but they could on be found in the central region of the Human continent. Arnin makes it his plan to reach the central region.
After coming out of the library and getting every news he does, he looks for his' master' and tells him to bring Canae to him and let her stay with him. HIs master of course readily agrees, but under the condition that Arnin showcases his blood element for him. Arnin doesn't mind and does so, it wasn't like he could lose anything. Kocyte gains new understand and then showcases his own blood, which Arnin surprisingly finds to be very helpful.
Soon, Canae is brought to him and Arnin begins his plan to train her into becoming his commander. Canae asks about her sister and Arnin says he doesn't know and that Canae will not meet her sister until she becomes strong enough. Arnin also 'promises' to make her sisters life easy. Canae agrees and focuses completely on increasing her strength.
Little does she know that her sister, Sinfallel, is actually being used by Arnin for experiments. It is in his own private home, so no one knows.
Arnin does real experiments on her, like testing different medicines and also testing out his powers on her. However, Arnin has a real goal in his long term experiment. To add more orbs into the human body. With one orb absorbing essence to increase his strength, Arnin wants to know whether he could have multiple orbs in the body and completely replace the organs.
If he could have an orb replacing a heart, and actually make it function, he could become much stronger and also make his body double the power of his elements by creating elemental seeds in each orb and have them specifically focus on it.
To do this experiment, Arnin begins to kidnap outer disciples without catching anyone's attention. He dissects their orbs out and implants them into Sinfallel. The first few times it fails and the orbs just don't work with her body.
These experiments go on throughout the whole Thorn Academy arc.
Other then that, Arnin keeps lowkey and focuses on cultivating. He wants to increase his strength, train Canae and also do his experiments.
A month goes by like this (events of course happen, but I won't go into detail). He meets the Headmistress and Fae one day.
They want him to go back to Lepidoptera Academy as their academies spy since people already know of him there and only a few people know about him being chased out and almost killed.
Arnin only agrees when he told that the top echelon (kelnorin, the principal, a few reclusive elders, and many Moth elders) are heading out to fight for a new dimension that was discovered. Of course the top echelon of the Thorn Academy is also going to fight for the dimension because it has many resources that are important to them.
Before Heading out, Arnin prepares Canae's proper training plan and also hides all his experiments. HIs master gives him a saber before departing with the rest to fight for the dimension.
This would be the end of Book 2.
Book 3 would start again with Lepidoptera academy. Arnin acts like nothing happened and explains to many people (his slave/servant, the two sisters, and his first commanders (fat guy) Akig) that he was seclusion. They all believe him because of his rise in realms.
Arnin notices that Akig is actually much stronger than when he left, Orb Birth - Hell, while his beast powers were equivalent to a Rank 1 Beast (just gonna call demonic beasts and Essence beasts as beasts for simplicity). This was shocking. (Akig is in the alchemy dimension during this time, so is Arnin). Arnin decides that it is time to begin the next step in training Akig. He goes out the alchemy dimension and brings Akig's three friends (again a lot of excluded and conflicts that arise to get them, but in the end, he gets them and loses nothing).
Akig is going to train with his three friends, at least that is what he thinks. His friends don't know a thing about Akig being a hybrid, all they care about is getting the so-called 'private' training.
During this training, Arnin basically indirectly causes the death of Akig's friends deaths (most brutal way possible) by using Akig's hands. Of course, Akig doesn't know that Arnin has a hand behind this. At the same time, Arnin begins the creation of the bloodline pill by sacrificing Vilis (not vilis! Nooo). Vilis couldn't struggle because he was killed by Arnin secretly (Arnin couldn't fight him directly because Vilis followed Arnin voluntarily and was not his real tamed beast. Plus Vilis ends up evolving to Rank 2 - Sky)
Arnin creates the pill and places it inside the body of the last remaining friend. This time, Akig is already mentally broken down because of his two friends deaths. However, the benefits are that his beast strength and normal strength are alot higher. (Essence Manifest - Earth, and Rank 1 - Sky strength)
He finally kills his last friend (again caused by Arnin indirectly) and he swallows the bloodline pill, completely turning into a hybrid and awakening his tiger blood. His transformation is kind of crazy as he becomes able to transform into a tiger (albeit smaller then Vilis) and also back into a human. He is also able to become a half human - half tiger. (cool sh*t)
This process takes three months.
During these three months, Arnin is also doing many other things. Lilise and Elidia are looked after of course because of the contract, but Arnin is also collecting different information from the academy. He learns new things such as how many cities and towns are supporting Lepidoptera.
Quick thing: Xillar is in seclusion after Arnin escaped. He doesn't know Arnin is back, just so you all know.
But yea, Arnin is collecting information and stuff, while also making lots of academic points by selling pills and cultivation stones. He converts most of the points into coins and real currency. Arnin also enters Essence Manifest - Sky during this time. He is not totally focusing on increasing realm, rather he is trying to consolidate his realm.
All the information he gets is kept and only a few things are told to Thorn academy. He has his own plans.
Later on, Arnin learns that his parents visited Lepidoptera academy while he was at thorn academy. He takes this into account and understands that they are headed to the central city.
Arnin continues to gather information on Lepidoptera and continues to strengthen Akig and himself. What Thorn Academy doesn't know is that Arnin is spreading information about them as well to the remaining higher ups secretly. (he learns all of this before heading to Lepidoptera)
Another few months go by and the time for the bet is nowhere. Arnin meets with the Moth teacher known as Zesiro and duels on pill making. She is a higher level than him, but Arnin ties with her in the end. Although she makes a better pill, Arnin 'creates' a new pill that is much more useful (this pill is a good one from his past life). The bet ends with no one gaining anything, but surprisingly Arnin apologizes to Zesiro for his past actions and says that he has thought long and hard and he knows he was in the wrong.
Caught by surprise, Zesiro doesn't really know what to do but tells him to apologize to her young miss. Arnin obliges and does just that. Little does she know Arnin has a plan behind all of this. benefiting himself greatly.
Arnin meets the young miss he beat up and apologizes profusely. The girl accepts it in the end, and they both slowly become friends. (process takes a while, but eventually Arnin wins her over).
Arnin is now six and considered somewhat of a prodigy in the academy which him being at Essence Manifest - Hell (he breaks through and begins to rapidly grow in strength.)
Arnin then looks for the first person to ever humiliate him in Afloria (the guy who was in Elemental Formation and kind of threw him out). Arnin privately finds him and asks to duel with him. If Arnin wins, the boy has to do one thing for him, while if he loses, Arnin will become his dog.
Arnin fights the guy and beats him, but surprisingly it is not brutal. Arnin makes sure to give him little to no injuries.
Arnin requests the guy something and then the guy disappears to get that task done.
Students are now allowed to go back to their homes to visit for two weeks. Arnin meets Lilise and Elidia's parents for the first time. He finds out that they are actually at Elemental Formation - Earth each. Lilise praises him greatly, while Elidia keeps quiet. He makes sure to seem like a good child and they take their leave, of course, the father leaves his contact info behind for Arnin.
Akig's family comes to pick him up as well, they see that he has changed a lot, but the oldest man seems more happy to see the change. Arnin meets with Akig's grandpa and asks about the whole tiger situation. The old man is surprised but tells Arnin some things. He thanks him for helping and caring for Akig, before departing. Arnin tells the old man something before he leaves, which makes the old man leave with Akig with a heavy expression.
After settling this, the girl Arnin previously beat up and apologized to, Monifa, also leaves after bidding Arnin farewell. As for his two slaves/servants, they don't really need to go home since their family is too far.
After everyone leaves, he gets a message that he is being called back to Thorn Academy.
A storm is brewing in the back that only the top echelon of each academy know about. Arnin finds it amusing and he heads back.
End of Book 3
Book 4 (Extremely long and lots happen) starts in Thorn Academy. Arnin gets rid of all evidence related to his experiments but keeps Sinfallel alive for a plan.
Arnin tells Canae to do a task for him in a certain location. He tells her to go to a certain place and wait for him if she completes it early. He will let her meet her sister there. Canae agrees and leaves the academy.
Arnin meets with Fae, Kocyte, and the Headmistress. They make him tell them what he learned so far and he does (of course he leaves some vital information, but tells them some important things in order not to make them suspicious).
He learns that Thorn Academy got the dimension, but a huge battle happened and they lost a few masked elders. Many elders in Lepidoptera were also killed. Things become tense between both academies.
A week later, the headmistress goes to one of the major supporters of Lepidoptera Academy and wins them over, while destroying a few of the smaller supporters of Lepidoptera academy. (When I mean supporters, I mean people who send resources, money, and also fresh blood (people))
Lepidoptera strikes back by destroying a few supporters of Thorn Academy (which Arnin informed them about, hehe)
The headmistress gets mad but doesn't do anything rash. Another week goes on with these conflicts occurring. Later, the news is released about a certain item being found near the border between Thorn Academy and Lepidoptera Academy. (this border is more like the edge of their control)
A few disciples are sent out, including Arnin's senior disciple (the Tiny World realm one).
News return that there was an ambush and everyone was slaughtered.
Kocyte goes crazy and finds out it was done by disciples from Lepidoptera. He finds those disciples and massacres them and their families.
Lepidoptera learns of this and sends their own elders to find and destroy any Thorn Academy disciples.
Storm grows. Both sides already beginning major conflict in each others territory.
Disciples begin dying from each side. Arnin sends out Sinfallel to a place near Canae and spreads a rumor. Thorn Academy disciples follow the rumor and in the end kill Sinfallel. Canae finds out and rages. Arnin meets Canae and promises her to help her seek revenge if she vows to follow him from then on.
She agrees. Arnin gives her another task to do and she agrees reluctantly.
With her gone, Arnin takes his plan to the next phase.
He goes back to the academy and asks to go to the dimension that was taken by Thorn Academy. The headmistress agrees and assigns two Tiny World cultivators with him. Many of Arnin's fellow disciples (as in Kocytes disciples), and even the Ice/fire guy are told to go as well. They are teleported there, but right when they enter the realm, they find themselves surrounded by people from Lepidoptera academy. There are four Tiny World realmed cultivators and dozens of Elemental Formation realmed ones.
A huge battle ensues, and Kocyte rushes to the dimension when he notices something wrong. Entering the dimension, he finds half the disciples dead. Only one of the Tiny World cultivators from Thorn Academy is alive, while two from the other are dead.
Kocyte goes crazy again and goes to slaughter the remaining Lepidoptera academy disciples. He is only able to kill one of the Tiny World cultivators before an equally strong elder stops and begins to fight him.
The two elders fight while the disciples also fight. Both elders receive gruesome wounds. Arnin helps to kill the Tiny World cultivator from Lepidoptera and then tells his fellow Tiny World disciple to go and support Kocyte.
Kocyte eventually kills the elder, but he is on the brink of death and the Tiny World cultivator who helped him is also dead. He asks Arnin to give him a pill from his ring.
Arnin agrees and feeds him a pill. Kocyte closes his eyes and absorbs it and finds that it is not a healing pill, rather it is poison. He curses Arnin and goes to attack him, but Arnin sees this coming and dodges easily.
Arnin explains that everything that has happened so far was incited by him spreading false and real information. Even the ambush in the dimension was because of him informing the other side beforehand.
Seeing Arnin kill Kocyte, the ice/fire guy panics. Arnin doesn't slaughter him right away, rather he does something else. Because of his many experiments related to the implantation of orbs, he knows how to store orbs without making them dissipate or break. Arnin takes the ice/fire guys orb and kills him.
Kocyte's orb was too strong for him to take so it is just left. He steals Kocytes ring and stores everything inside. He then swallows it to hide it.
Arnin sends news back to Thorn academy that a problem occurred in the dimension. He knocks then falls unconscious.
Arnin wakes up back in the academy and finds himself being questioned by everyone about what happened.
He explains that they were ambushed and that the news was somehow leaked. He puts blame on ice/fire guy by showing wounds he received from him. Headmistress and Fae are suspicious, but they feel angrier. They declare war on Lepidoptera.
A month goes by and Arnin finally 'recovers'. Preparations are complete and the war begins. Both sides meet at the border. Each send their strongest and begin fighting. The headmistress fights the principal, while Fae fights Kelnorin.
It is mid into the battle and both sides have greatly lost. Arnin has killed lots of people and stolen many orbs without others knowing from both sides.
Arnin fights and gets closer to the place where high-level cultivators are.
He sneaks attack injured ones and barely escapes each time. Soon, he finds that his rep in battle is huge, and people are referring to him as the Demonic Joker once again.
Fast forward, elders have died from both sides. Right now it is even. There are lots of Death Moth Students from Lepidoptera. (These are the students who were brainwashed and forced to become soldiers unafraid of death by the principal.)
Headmistress and the Principal get to their most heated moment. Each equally strong. Arnin gets closer and uses his eye ability to slow down time around the Principal. With this window of opportunity, Headmistress attacks and gives her enemy a fatal wound. All elders notice this and freak out, each with their own reasons. Thorn Academy elders cheer, while their enemies panic.
Some of the smart elders, including Fae and Kelnorin, notice that Arnin was close to the two strongest people and that his eyes were bleeding. They know right away that he did something.
The Lepidoptera elders go crazy and try to kill Arnin, but are blocked by the Thorn elders.
The fighting gets worse and more losses to occur on Thorns side because of their protective stance.
Arnin smiles at the scene. He then continues to watch the fighting. He uses his move once more, but this time on the headmistress. No one notices this as it was something they would never expect. The headmistress is fatally wounded, but the principal is already almost dead.
Both people fight and then plan to give up and stop, but Arnin does something to prevent this. He uses his ability once more, (this is his last time cause it is way too strainful). He stops time around Kelnorin and screams at both fae and the headmistress to attack. They do just that and Kelnorin falls. Seeing his right hand fall, the principal doesn't stop and attacks weaker elders. The battlefield goes wild once more. Arnin ignores this and travels to where Kelnorin fell. He finally finds the body and steals the elder's ring. He can't take the orb because he is too weak.
The battles reach its end with all elders dead, and the headmistress fighting the principal all alone. They both stab each other (hard to explain the battle but both kill each other basically). Arnin runs and finds the breathing Fae on the ground.
She asks for his help, but Arnin walks over and strips her clean. He looks at her naked body and finds a weird, yet demonic tattoo on her bellybutton. Fae is worried and somewhat freaked.
Arnin then begins to tell her about himself and the reason behind the war that never should have happened.
Fae panics when she finds out the truth. Arnin restrains her by drawing something on her bellybutton. She becomes fully restrained. She asks what happened and Arnin explains