Chapter 581: Pantheon
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For the t.i.tans, the t.i.tan language was their native language, and Rule Power was their natural talent. This was also why the t.i.tans were so terrifying. The High Elves only claimed that they were G.o.ds, while the t.i.tans were the universally acknowledged G.o.ds.
“How did you come to this conclusion? If it'd really been the ruins of t.i.tans, the High Elves would have s.n.a.t.c.hed the treasure in there already!” Cheyenne asked in disbelief. After all, the ruins of the t.i.tans were still tempting even for Legendary-mages. Not to mention if they could find any treasures inside, just obtaining some t.i.tan writings from the ruins would be very beneficial for a Legendary-mage.
Of course, the level of difficulty would be even higher if it was really the ruins of the t.i.tans. The mageweaths that human Inscribers used were actually derived from the t.i.tans' writing. Hence, the t.i.tans' written language could be considered a powerful mageweath itself. To use a brief example to ill.u.s.trate this, the word 'fire' in t.i.tan writings was already a powerful fire element mageweath even without any core energy source.
If it was just normal mageweaths, the power of these mageweaths would decrease after tens of thousands of years due to the deterioration of core energy even if the mageweath was still intact. However, the t.i.tans' writing applied Rule Power directly, and didn't rely on any magical beasts' magical crystals for core energy. Therefore, if the Immortal King's treasure was really found in the ruins of the t.i.tans, the dangers the team would face on the way would be far greater.
“This ruins of the t.i.tans were already recorded in the High Elves' Print. This is enough to prove that the High Elves had discovered this place. However, the strange thing is that none of the many old texts from the Dark Age mentioned anything about any activities of the High Elves in the ruins. It's as if they have neglected this place completely.” Borg was also unsure himself. After all, the ruins of the t.i.tans were definitely a rare treasure even for the High Elves. Thus, there was no reason why the High Elves would leave the treasure untouched like this given their long rule over Anril.
“Unless someone that the High Elves didn't dare to offend had taken over the ruins already! Although Osric had explored the Haiga Mountain Range before, writing the adventure diary, he was unlikely to be the one given his status among the High Elves then,” said Cheyenne contemplatively.
“The Immortal King?” Cheyenne and Borg uttered the legendary name simultaneously with rare tacit understanding. The Immortal King's treasure and the ruins of the t.i.tans weren't mutually exclusive. Meanwhile, the High Elves didn't dare to offend only the Immortal King during the Dark Age when Anril was ruled by the High Elves. Moreover, why would Osric leave such a detailed entry about his adventures in the Haiga Mountain Range without mentioning anything about taking the treasure away? It was definitely because of the Immortal King.
“No, Osric certainly wouldn't have left the treasure like this if he had really found this ruins. Even if he hadn't taken it away because of the Immortal King's presence, he would have done so after the Immortal King left Anril.” Cheyenne couldn't help but frown. Although the pieces were coming together, Cheyenne felt less optimistic about this expedition.
Borg looked equally uneasy. He glanced at the several people in the tent, and said, “There's only one possibility, then. Osric knew the location of the treasure, but didn't take it away, because he knew that he didn't have the ability to get it.”
The atmosphere in the tent was a little tense. None of them, including Lin Li, was unfamiliar with the formidable Osric who lived during the Dark Age. Before Osric had become the Highlord, he might not have had the ability to get the Immortal King's treasure. However, be it his own powers or those of his subordinates, they were all extraordinary after Osric had become the Highlord—especially the Magic Legion, which made people turn pale just by hearing its name. Its power wasn't on the same level as that of the present-day factions like the Malfa Family or the Dark Blade.
Osric had used such power to invade the Endless Abyss and seal numerous powerful Lords of Nightmares in the Summoning Lamps. However, even he didn't touch the treasure in the Haiga Mountain Range. This just showed that even Osric was unable to obtain both the ruins and the treasure at the peak of his abilities.
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After a moment of silence, Borg mockingly asked Cheyenne, “What do you think, Cheyenne? Is it getting quite tough? I won't laugh at you if you want to pull out.”
Cheyenne nodded, and turned towards Lin Li, but then saw some doubt in Lin Li's eyes. Thinking that this genius Legendary-mage was still too young, Cheyenne smiled, and said, “Master Felic seems to be unaware of Pantheon. Actually, very few people know about it now since it's so ancient, and even records about it have been fragmented due to war.” Speaking of this, Cheyenne briefly told Lin Li what he knew about Pantheon.
During the prehistoric times, the entire Anril was like a playground for magical beasts, and was filled with ferocious prehistoric magical beasts. The t.i.tans were one of the most powerful races during the prehistoric times. Because they were only one of the most powerful races, they weren't able to rule over the entire continent like the High Elves. The t.i.tans had an enemy that was as powerful as them—the ancient dragons.
Speaking of the powerful ancient dragons, they were even more famous than the t.i.tans. This didn't mean that they were stronger than the t.i.tans, but any magical beast that possessed the blood of the ancient dragons was feared by everyone now. On the other hand, the descendants of the t.i.tans were said to be the dwarves and giants. The giants were still quite similar to the t.i.tans, but many couldn't figure out how the dwarves had come about.
Compared to the war between the t.i.tans and Dragons during the prehistoric times, the Anril at the end of the Dark Age seemed to be a peaceful world. Throughout the Dark Age and the end of the Dark Age, when fighting was the most frequent, the High Elves, humans, and other races still often compromised temporarily in exchange for a period of peace. However, there wasn't even a moment of peace between the ancient dragons and the t.i.tans.
An Aspect Council that comprised five Dragon Aspects led the entire population. However, n.o.body knew if there was any dragon more powerful than these five. On the other hand, the Pantheon which led the t.i.tans was much more mysterious than the Aspect Council.
The war between these two powerful races lasted throughout the prehistoric times till both were severely weakened, and the High Elves took the chance to defeat them after paying an enormous price. Only then did these two races finally disappear from Anril, and the Dark Age marked by the rule of the High Elves had begun.
After hearing Cheyenne's description, Lin Li nodded with grat.i.tude. He was also very interested in the ruins of the t.i.tans in the Haiga Mountain Range. Be it the Immortal King or Geresco, it wasn't an easy task to seal Thunderbolt, which was one of the seven pieces of the debris of the stars. Therefore, the ruins of the t.i.tans probably played an important role in this.
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