Published at 23rd of February 2021 10:06:40 AM

Chapter 1282: 1282
'My ambition can't last for so long,' Noah concluded after he reviewed the battle .

The quasi-rank 7 Eternal Snake was weaker than him, but its resilience made it hard to defeat since his superior strength had a time limit .

'Three to four times for each divine armor,' Noah calculated in his mind . 'The entire world should make it able to perform that ability only four times . I need to kill the Snake a minimum of twelve times to win this fight . '

Noah didn't consider the things that could go wrong in his math . Battles on that level could be unpredictable, especially when it came to magical beasts and their instincts .

The Snakes' leader had never shown fear or worry during the fight . Even when Noah had found a way to counter the storms' cloaking capabilities, it had always remained calm .

Noah analyzed his opponent while he let his centers of power disperse the stress accumulated in the last battle . He reviewed every exchange and technique deployed in the fight, but the process always brought him the same conclusions .

He could kill the Snake, but the creature had multiple lives . That made it almost impossible to defeat when Noah's superior battle prowess had a time limit .

Noah didn't let that fact discourage him . Some strategies could make up for the flaws in his battle prowess . He only needed to find the correct tactic to defeat his opponent .

'I need to save energy while inflicting fatal blows,' Noah thought as images formed in his mind . 'This fight might not be impossible if I plan every step carefully . '

Noah didn't have any other option . The quasi-rank 7 Snake would probably be his last real opponent in the lower plane . After defeating the creature, he could only remain in his quarters and cultivate until his centers of power reached the divine ranks .

Second Prince could still surprise him, but Noah couldn't see him as a worthy opponent anymore . He would fight the Royal if the situation required it, but he wouldn't hunt him .

Defeating the Snake wasn't a priority now that the world was safe, but Noah hated spending centuries in seclusion . Still, he had to accept that he had almost reached the limits of the heroic ranks, so the lower plane couldn't offer him any other adventure .

His decision to fight the Snake at his current level could only delay the inevitable, but Noah preferred to handle that matter before entering a long period of seclusion .

Facing those struggles could make his power increase faster, and Noah never ignored those opportunities . Also, it was better to polish his individuality before improving it . That approach would reduce the chance of ending up with a flawed law .

The two figures depicted Noah and the quasi-divine Snake . Noah imagined how the battle against the beast would go if he approached it in different ways .

It didn't matter for how long he reviewed that battle . Noah didn't have many attacks that could kill the creature in one blow, which made his offensive limited .

Having fewer attacks at his disposal made his offensive predictable . Moreover, Snore's dark beam was one of those techniques, and the Snake could already dodge it often .

Yet, the dark beam wasn't the main issue in that fight . Noah's attacks performed well, especially when he considered that his real level was nowhere near the Snake .

The main problem was the time that passed between one exchange and the other . Noah's offensive had to stop whenever the storms surrounded the Snake . Night had managed to counter that ability a few times, but it didn't solve the issue .

'It would be great if I could just charge through them,' Noah thought, and the images of the storms appeared in his vision .

The pieces of ice carried by the storms were quasi-rank 7 materials . Their sturdiness stood on the limits of a lower plane . The Snake even had a divine armor that made it quite troublesome to fight .

'My body is too strong to have a classification,' Noah thought as he continued to consider his options, 'But I know that it's better than magical beasts and hybrids . It shouldn't even be hard to make it able to endure those attacks . '

Noah had barely stepped into the last part of the sixth rank . His centers of power were only at the beginning of that stage, so they could become far stronger before the inevitable jump to the divine ranks .

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He was almost able to match the Snake's physical power, which showed how strong his body was . If he managed to improve it enough to surpass the creature's level, he would cross the storms and spare a lot of time during the fight .

'It shouldn't be hard to reach that level,' Noah thought as the stuffed winged beast materialized in front of him .

Hunting couldn't bring Noah any valuable resource since only a few rank 6 creatures had remained in the world . The quasi-rank 7 Snake even ate them from time to time, so Noah would have a hard time finding suitable prey .

However, he had the stuffed winged beast at his disposal . He had always avoided eating its skin because his breakthroughs required an immense quantity of energy . Still, that resource appeared to be perfect for his situation .

Noah wouldn't even lose his stash of quasi-divine flesh if he ate the winged beast . Using that stuffed creature could give him access to the quasi-rank 7 Snake, which was far more intact .

He wouldn't lose the resource needed for the breakthroughs since consuming the winged beast was an investment toward a greater hunt, a mission that could bring him an entire quasi-divine creature .

The more Noah thought about that, the more he felt convinced that eating the winged beast was the right choice . He could deploy a completely different offensive against the snake as long as he surpassed its physical strength .

He wouldn't fear its attacks anymore . His slashes would also improve since they depended on his physical strength . The next battle could be the last if he went there after his body grew .

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'No time to waste then,' Noah thought as he stood up and wielded his Demonic Sword .

He had decided to eat what remained of the winged beast and spend some time training . His other centers of power also needed to improve . A better foundation would produce better effects with his ambition .

The Demonic Sword touched the stuffed creature's skin as Noah pointed it toward that resource . The world of laws appeared in his eyes as attacks started to come out of his blade .

Glass-like shards fell on the ground as the stuffed beast lost pieces of its skin . Noah peeled all the tissues that Shandal had ignored when he seized that creature .

Once the entirety of the stuffed beast had turned into nothing more than an empty bust, Noah sat on the floor and began to eat its skin .

Inside his mind, the imaginary figures of him and the Snake continued to fight . Noah had decided that he would kill the quasi-rank 7 Snake in his next fight, so he didn't hesitate to imagine a simulation of that battle .