Divine Emperor of Death - Chapter 2220: Reasons
Although Davis and Ancestor Cornelia stared at Founder Alstreim Windstorm in incredulity, Davis was quick to swallow those words as the truth. After all, Myria claimed that time flowed faster in the Fifty-Two Territories.
However, he didn’t think it was by…
“In the First Haven World, everyone who ascended from the Fifty-Two Territories and received information from the next ascendants would know that time in the Fifty-Two Territories ran ten times faster. Those who experienced it knew it for a fact, while the rest of the population in the First Haven World remained skeptical. Only the ascended denizens of the Fifty-Two Territories would know what it’s like to meet their descendants who ascended because those descendants would be uhm… older than them.”
Founder Alstreim Windstorm lamented before his expression became one of embarrassment while Davis and Ancestor Cornelia gawked.
“Founder, can I know what’s your age?” Davis couldn’t help but ask.
“I’m thirty-five thousand years old.” The Founder Alstreim Windstorm didn’t hesitate to answer, but he paused before continuing, “When I established the Alstreim Family, I was eighteen thousand years old. I spent ten thousand years in the family, seeing it flourish before secretly ascending, and after eight thousand years passed, I’m here again.”
Suddenly, Founder Alstreim Windstorm’s expression fell.
“However, the fact that so many of my descendants, even talented ones, passed away before my calling is… unfortunate.”
“But fortunately, I met you!” He brightly smiled at Davis and threw his head, laughing out loud, “Ahahaha! You make me so proud that I don’t believe that it’s my own blood!”
“Hehe…” Davis dryly laughed over this easygoing character.
Should he doubt his story? Doubt his intentions when he couldn’t find anything of concern?
Even with Level Two Obscure Intent of Enigmatic Heart Laws, he couldn’t find anything strange.
‘Maybe the exhaustion is interfering. I must bring my main body here…’ Davis thought.
“Mhm, Alstreim Windst-“
“Please call me Little Alstreim.”
Founder Alstreim Windstorm stopped laughing and re-enunciated at Ancestor Cornelia as he interrupted her.
Ancestor Cornelia was a bit overwhelmed by the respect she was shown, while Davis could see how the Alstreim Family got its morals, even monogamy being placed as an ideal to follow that he felt that even this character should have only one or two wives.
It was the Founder’s teaching, after all, although he hadn’t learned it as his mother Claire didn’t bother to teach him that but taught Loret Family’s teachings mixed with her own ideals. She didn’t want him to be monogamous, mostly because they had to propagate the Loret Family.
At that time, he didn’t pay heed as he was monogamous but got changed as he grew up in a polygamous environment, but now, he was following her ideal although it was not to the dot as she didn’t him want to marry more than ten, which he knew he was going to do sooner or later.
Nonetheless, he actively listened to their conversation, trying to get more clues.
“Did Clovis and Hernan make it to the immortal world, I mean, the First Haven World? How are they doing?”
“Oh, they…” Founder Alstreim Windstorm pursed his lips as he smiled wryly, “They did.”
“Then why don’t I see even one of them?”
‘Good, ask more questions…’ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ʟᴀᴛᴇsᴛ ᴄʜᴀᴘᴛᴇʀs ᴀᴛ ғʀᴇᴇᴡᴇʙɴᴏᴠᴇʟ. ᴄᴏᴍ ᴏɴʟʏ.
Davis kept listening while Ancestor Cornelia appeared eager to know, her face full of old lady’s curiosity.
As for who Clovis and Hernan could be, Davis could imagine that they were the Burning Phoenix Ridge Ancestors who ascended in the past eighty thousand thousand years or more, again, kept a secret.
“Because… not everyone dares to enter this desolate place.”
“What do you mean?” Ancestor Cornelia narrowed her eyes at Founder Alstreim Windstorm’s wry smile.
“Ancestor Cornelia, have you not made any progress to become an immortal in all these years? Or did you refuse to make progress when you actually could?”
Ancestor Cornelia blinked before she clenched her teeth, “Don’t change the topic. Did something happen to them? Little Alstreim, please tell me. I need to know.”
Founder Alstreim Windstorm appeared stumped for a few seconds before he took two deep breaths.
“You don’t see them here because they most likely haven’t lost anything.”
“…” Ancestor Cornelia’s heart turned cold, “What do you mean? Is there some kind of legacy treasures everyone’s after?”
“No. What we’re after isn’t an object but a reason.”
Founder Alstreim Windstorm paused before turning to look at Davis, his eyes appearing complicated before returning his gaze.
“Everything changed when those terrifying beasts invaded from the dark light in the skies.”
“You escaped from them?” Ancestor Cornelia’s gaze shook.
Founder Alstreim Windstorm trembled as his head lowered, “You could say that, but it’s not entirely right.”
“After becoming an immortal, it’s difficult to give birth. I and two of my sons, whom I ascended with, made it to the immortal level. We were a family of twenty-six, growing with prosperity and health. Even three of my grandsons had become immortals, protecting the family in my stead most of the time. That third grandson of mine… he had only recently become an immortal. Not even a year could have passed… I swear… and yet…”
His voice turned hoarse, even sobbing ever so lightly.
“Those terrifying beasts… they trampled upon my home and devoured them all in the blink of an eye…!!!”
Davis and Ancestor Cornelia saw his face twist in rage and sorrow before becoming one of helplessness as he let go of his clenched fists.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t there to protect them at that time. Even if I couldn’t protect them, I would’ve been glad to die with them. However, even that kind of fate wasn’t entitled to me.”
Founder Alstreim Windstorm raised his head, his eyes slightly wet as his protruding apple moved.
“Wandering aimlessly, I saw the ray of light striking the giant formation in the center, which everyone speculated was the Fifty-Two Territories. When it struck the giant formation, it formed spatial ripples on the outside.”
“I don’t know about others, but since I lost everyone, there was nothing to lose in entering the Fifty-Two Territories, hoping to see the flourishing state of the Alstreim Family I established. Perhaps, the others must be the same, having lost their people and coming here to look for solace and safety but most importantly, a reason to live, if not, create one.”