Guild Wars - Chapter 408

Published at 21st of November 2020 10:11:18 PM

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「Celestial Coronet – Ornamental Item 

Rank: Pseudo-Divine 

Durability: 100,000,000/100,000,000 


Passive 1 – Dominant Mind: All entities who gaze into the central eye of the coronet will lose their sense of self and become a thrall of the Celestial Goddess who wears it. The effectiveness depends on the comparative strength of both parties. 

Passive 2 – Mind Guard: Total Immunity to all mental attacks, curses or debuffs of any kind. All mental damage received is perfectly reflected to the attacker. 

Active 1 – Mental Domain: Cast a buff on all allies within the range of one's perception that grants them a 70% increase in attributes and a 50% increase in their defenses and resistances for as long as the user has mental stamina to burn. Cooldown: 1 month. 

Description: A unique coronet made by a fledgling yet talented Grandmaster, it has the ability to grant the wearer supreme powers of the mind, mostly in control and defense. Due to its material base, it cannot be upgraded, but it will also never lose its effect.」 

Draco was surprised. He also greatly regretted not waiting to do the Enchantment first before claiming the rewards for the creation, but he also knew that he wouldn't have become a Grandmaster that way. 

He now understood even better why his Aether cheat method had been deemed as a breakthrough by the system and catapulting him into Grandmaster that was one step away from becoming a God. When he had made Epic pieces of equipment as a Blacksmith, his Aether-Infused Enchantments had been able to bring them up to the Semi-Legendary level, especially if he used a taboo rune. 

Now that the item in question had been crafted at the Legendary Rank, what would happen if he were to slap on a Legendary Enchantment with not one, not two, but three different taboo runes? 

Well, the answer was quite clear, wasn't it? Not to mention that the item itself he created was - as the description said - very unique due to the material he used as its base. Only someone who lived in the old era would even consider splurging 3 top-grade Aether Crystals for a weapon when that amount could easily buy him many weapons outright. 

Added to that were the jewels he used which were perfect for focusing psychic abilities, so the base item had manifested special and powerful base effects of the psychic category. 

As stated earlier, these would merge with the incumbent Enchantments and decide the ease of the merger. After blending with the taboo rune filled Enchantment fueled by the energy of 20 top-grade Aether Crystals, it had just overshot all the requirements for a top-tier Legendary item. 

However, the end result was far worse. Pseudo- and Semi- prefixes on items were vastly different. The former meant that the item had only 1-10% of the standard power an item of the 'full' Rank would have, while the latter meant that the item had around 50% of that power. 

For the Mana Sword, his crafting technique had simply not been up to par, bringing the quality of the item down. Similarly, his Enchantments had been barely up to speed, which further dragged the quality of the final product down. 

In this case, it was similar but different. The base item had been at the pinnacle of the Legendary Rank, and it was intricately tied with the Rank in question. Aether could not downgrade below Legendary, for it would become Worldly, and could not climb above Legendary, for that would be Divine. 

In this case, it was the base material dragging it down. Rather, the technique Draco used had been above par, and what truly made the day was the Enchantment he used, which forced the item above its constraints, sending it to Pseudo-Divine, but it could go no further for obvious reasons. 

Shit, no wonder why placing it on the item had one-shot Draco. Even though the Enchantment couldn't be called a Divine one, it was not too far off and possessed unique qualities that emulated that Rank. 

A mere Rank 2 dog playing with such things, why wouldn't he die? 

Draco closely inspected the effects. The first passive practically made Eva a true Goddess, and it would merge perfectly with her Celestial Maiden Inheritance. 

Well, that was what Draco intended, so it could be called a grand success in that case. However, Eva wouldn't be able to subjugate just anyone, only those at her level probably, but definitely those below. 

If Draco had to guess, it would depend on the strength of will, power, and State of Being of the one who foolishly gazed into the Cat's Eye Jewel in the center of the crown. 

The second passive was simply awesome and better than he hoped for. He chose the Divine Fortitude runes for the execution stage precisely because he wanted something that would offer Eva mental defense. 

He had expected something like increase mental defense/resistance +80%, but even he did not dream of it reaching total immunity to all attacks of that category! Fine, if it had been just that, he would nod his head in pleasure, probably pondering that he must be greater than he realized, but it also reflected all mental damage sent to Eva by 100%! 

There were many boss monsters out there who would be deemed 'impossible' to beat since they used mental attack which players literally had zero resistance against, unless they had certain classes or special items. 

Eva wouldn't even need to fight them thanks to that effect. She could just have a barbecue party while the monster basically killed itself by attacking her. Draco knew of many situations in which Eva would need such a thing, and this could be described as an absolute win. 

As for the active skill, it was a crowd buff skill that would assist all her allies within the range of her perception. The hard limit for this was basically the range of her Control, since she didn't have something like the Eyes of Caelo. 

All-in-all, Draco would rate this crown a solid 9.5/10 compared to all the top-tier items he had seen in this life. 

Draco put aside the coronet, since it wasn't meant for him and he had no way to give it to Eva yet. Right now, he had accomplished two of his major goals, which was to reach Grandmaster Rank in Alchemy and Blacksmithing. 

Since Draco had not heard anything from the outside world in a while, he decided to take a break. He left Pair Dadeni and Mjolnir at work in the workroom while he exited. 

There, he saw Hoover graciously waiting for him. It was hard for Draco to determine how long he had been patiently waiting, but it couldn't have been a small amount of time, yet his eyes did not show any sign of impatience. Impressed by the fastidiousness of the goatman butler, Draco gave him another medium-grade Aether Crystal. 

Hoover had gotten used to Draco's generosity and he had learned that his master didn't like any exaggerated theatrics, no matter how sincere they might be, so he didn't kowtow or cry with happiness, but simply bowed even lower. 

"Give me an update on the general situation of the small world." Draco requested as he began to walk through the hallways with Hoover smoothly. 

"Yes, my Lord. As of now, there is still no news about the competition being hosted. There is still a period of time to rest and train as you wish in peace." Hoover started with a nod. 

"For matters concerning the general world, nothing unexpected has occurred. Though, it is said that many young geniuses have enjoyed extensive breakthroughs in their various fields of trade after watching your demonstration as you visited their villages. Some have gone from Elite to Expert, Expert to Master…" 

Hoover paused her and gazed at Draco solemnly. "With more than a few who had stagnated for decades going from Master to Grandmaster." 

He expected to see either calmness or slight concern on Draco's face, but not a happy smile. "Good! The better they are, the happier I am!" 

Was he truly a person so devoted to the progression of Tradeskills that he didn't mind enhancing his foes? Hoover was silent for a short while as he truly felt surprised by Draco's magnanimity. 

Still, he continued with his report. "Well, for matters concerning the Evergreen Village, the residents here have experienced a production boom so great that the helpers are working overtime but still unable to send all the extras to the core area. As such, the Tradeskill masters chose to gift their creations to you as thanks for your kindness. I have collected them all and stored them while waiting for your discretion." 

Draco was suitably surprised by this, but then shook his head. The people here were truly the good type, who remembered kindness shown to them and knew how to reciprocate. 

Hoover continued: "And finally, in the matters concerning the Evergreen manor, I have called for the best nurses and midwives to tend to the young madams you lay with. I also have to report that 12 more madams chose to join your clan, and are waiting for a chance to be intimate with you." 

Draco nodded. "Truly thoughtful of you Hoover, well done. Call all 12 of them to wait in my room tonight, I shall handle them all at once." 

Hoover nodded, but the look of awe and respect couldn't be suppressed. Dealing with 12 young and energetic maidens all on his own… this was no different from a man heading into a sacrificial battle with a confident smile, the sunset highlighting his majestic back. 

Hoover even felt himself waving to Draco in his mind's eye, knowing that he would never come back, for any man who thought that dealing with more than 2 women in bed at once was a dream come true would soon enough realize that it was more of a nightmare. 

Hoover also filled Draco in one some minor details, to which Draco listened carefully and nodded. Right now, he was pondering how to handle his next steps efficiently with the time he had left. 

As for the girls, he was not bothered. Even before he had unlocked his bloodline and activated his Horned Demon Inheritance to 70%, he had managed to handle a room of 20+ big booty elf girls, how could 12 young virgins of mixed races compare? 

Hmph, even those evil Dryads who could fuck a man to death could not handle him, much less these girls. What was the worst that could happen? 

Draco went with Hoover to check out the stockpile of items. Like he had expected, the majority were Rare, with many Epic items and even a few Legendary ones. Of course, not all were for combat, as there were potions and other unique contraptions among them. 

Draco collected them all into his Bag of Holding/Craft Bag and then went over to have a bath. This one was drawn by Ophie, who happily chattered to Draco about her progress in Brewing, and the fellow listened on with a pleased smile. 

With how sweet and cute Ophie was, no one would ever get tired of hearing her chatter on, and it could even help the depressed or the stressed feel better. 

After Draco was done, he ate a meal prepared by Hoover himself, which was startlingly better than Natasha's work since - shockingly - Hoover was a Grandmaster of Cooking. 

He also got to sample Ophie's latest brews of the best juices, cocktails, and smoothies which she had poured all her love in. The taste was to die for, and it made him feel refreshed. 

After sorting out all of this, and clearing his debuffs. He lazily inquired as to the location of the birdwoman, Natasha. Ophie and Hoover shared uncertain looks before reporting that she had holed herself up in her room for the longest time. 

Draco frowned when he heard this and decided to deal with her after he was done with his other 'meal' tonight. That unruly birdwoman was too moody and needed to be taught a lesson. 

Draco then returned to his master bedroom and saw 12 girls standing respectfully around his bed, facing him. They all wore gauze-like nightgowns and skimpy lingerie, most likely prepared by Hoover. 

When he entered, they all bowed simultaneously and greeted him. 

"Good evening, Clan Master Draco."