“Thank you, your majesty.” Lei Yu dashingly flipped his hair. His deep, profound eyes glanced up and down the beautiful goddess a few more times before eventually zeroing in on her eyes. From her eyes, Lei Yu could see dismay and heartache in them. With some reluctance, he turned around and left the throne room. Telephassa suddenly stood up and rushed down from her throne. Inside the throne room, filled with warriors and ministers, she ignored her noble image and tightly hugged Lei Yu from behind. The tears in her eyes gushed out, making Lei Yu’s body tremble.
Once they parted, it meant they would never see each other ever again. The first man ever to move the heart of this noble and beautiful queen was about to leave. All her pain and dismay had become mournful tears, wholly drenching Lei Yu’s back.
Feeling Telephassa’s soft and almost boneless shape of her body, gave Lei Yu an unexplainably wonderful feeling, and his body started trembling. He unwrapped those two arms around him and turned around. He then wrapped his own arms around her, cuddling this elegant body that had never been touched by another man, reluctant to ever let go of her.
Outside the throne room, Prophet Kalchas sighed. He didn’t know what else he could say.
After a while, under everyone’s view, Lei Yu gently pushed himself away from the embrace of this charming and attractive Telephassa. Leaving her fragrant hair, Lei Yu gave Telephassa a kiss on the forehead before turning to leave once again.
Tears fell off Telephassa’s cheeks. At this moment, her heart felt as if nothing mattered anymore, and as if the back of this figure was the only thing she wanted to capture. “Farewell, forever…”
The two men, Lei Yu and Prophet Kalchas, rode on horses and quickly advanced in a westernly direction. Wherever they passed, the common citizens would kowtow in respect. In their minds, the Prophet’s status was almost the same as that of a God, to them.
They were getting closer and closer to their destination. Lei Yu once again started seeing a familiar environment; the same cliffs and the same huge rock. Once they arrived in front of the huge rock, Kalchas started mumbling a type of mantra. The rock started trembling, which caused the loose gravel to fall off, and a dark cave to be revealed.
The two didn’t say much; Kalchas had already explained the specifics to Lei Yu so there wasn’t any reason to say it again. Lei Yu went into the cave and descended the stairs. He gently knocked on the walls, lighting up the torches and illuminating the dark labyrinth.
The familiar scenes made Lei Yu feel somewhat intimate towards this place. If everything went smoothly and he was able to defeat the guardians, then he could finally return to the modern era. Lei Yu didn’t want to die here. It’s not that he was afraid of death, he was just unwilling to let go of the things he had attained with his own two hands. He was unwilling to part with his family, friends, and brothers; therefore he had to succeed!
Lei Yu cautiously walked forward. Although the scene was just like the first time he had come here, now the labyrinth had the addition of an eerie atmosphere. Inside this place, one could see a pile of white bones on the ground every other couple of steps. Lei Yu knew that these bones had once belonged to warriors that were hoping to undo the labyrinth’s seal, but their lives were still buried here.
Groping the walls and walking forward, after going a certain distance Lei Yu’s hand would rotate a few times, as if he had something in his hand. He was indeed holding something, but one couldn’t tell what it was. As he got deeper into the labyrinth, Lei Yu became even more cautious. The passageway had become more complex, confusing and it made it extremely difficult for him to find the right way. However, Lei Yu didn’t dare to be careless a single moment. Who knew where the guardians would suddenly appear from?
On each side of the walls, there were carvings, with lifelike paintings. Images of Gods, demons, and beasts all looked as if they were real. But with Lei Yu’s amazing vision, he suddenly perceived a hint of a difference. Lei Yu gently sneered, and proceeded towards the carving that was slightly different. When he was about two meters away from that area, Lei Yu ferociously roared and smashed his fist towards the wall.
Shards of rock flew everywhere, kicking up a huge dust storm. Lei Yu flashed backwards a few steps before standing still, coldly staring at a statue of a fiendgod jumping out of the wall.
A horn was sticking out from its head; a pair of fangs protruding outside his mouth; the whites of his eyes were the same color as his pupils, making it look as if it were blind, but of course it wasn’t. This fiendgod looked similar to a human, except for the horn and the two protruding fangs. Its body was a lot taller than a human though, at least 2.2 meters tall (7.2 Ft). Lei Yu’s gaze was focused on the fiendgod’s feet, where a pair of golden boots starkly contrasted with the dimly lit labyrinth.
“You’ve disturbed my wonderful dream! What a detestable human you are!” This extremely tall half-human half-beast yawned in a lazy manner.
“You are the guardian troll Titan?” Lei Yu asked in a cold tone as he crossed his arms and stared at the huge, much taller than him monster with disdain.
“You know who I am? Was it your generation’s Prophet that told you? How did you know I was in the wall?” asked the monster who Lei Yu had addressed as the troll Titan.
“No wonder the Prophet said you were as dumb as a pig, you can’t even figure this out? Your shoes betrayed you. Although all the images carved here are lifelike, none of them have a golden color on them, so wouldn’t that expose your whereabouts?” Lei Yu laughed.
“You actually dare to insult me by saying I’m a dumb pig? You’re courting death!” The troll called Titan was furious. Like a phantom, he disappeared from his position forcing, Lei Yu to concentrate in order to search for him.
“Bang, bang, bang, crack!” Several sounds of punches were heard in a row before the two separated from each other.
“The fighting ability of those boots isn’t too shabby, even allowing a tall dumb pig such as yourself to be this fast,” Lei Yu said in a carefree manner.
With the ability given by the boots, the troll called Titan was very confident in his own speed. But, somehow, this human in front of him was easily able to take his fast attacks on. He couldn’t help feeling surprised, which also made him start to pay more attention to his actions.
“Human, why did you come to this place?”
“Is there even a need to ask? Of course it’s to lift the seal and rescue Minotaur Linos!”
After saying this, Lei Yu made his move. From the previous probing exchange, Lei Yu realized that this guardian only had speed. As for his attack and defense, they weren’t particularly strong. Lei Yu could easily win by making quick and decisive attacks.
When comparing his speed to Titan’s, Lei Yu was slightly slower. But when it came to speed of reaction, this could be the depending factor. Lei Yu made his move, causing the troll Titan to immediately dodge in a flash, as the two once again collided with one another.
“Bang!” The shockwave from their attacks shattered the surrounding walls, but didn’t affect the rest of the labyrinth.
On the receiving end of Lei Yu’s continuous rain of attacks, the troll Titan was somewhat overwhelmed, and gradually started having difficulty.
“The crotch!” Seeing an undefended area, Lei Yu condensed his internal energy into his right leg, while his left leg kicked off the ground for a groin kick.
“Agghh!” Eyes bulging out, the over-two-meter-tall troll Titan shrieked in pain while both his hands were clutching his crotch area, all the time jumping up and down.
Lei Yu chuckled, “You are no longer the troll Titan. As the saying from Tenglong country goes, you should now be addressed as the eunuch¹ troll!””
Without mercy, Lei Yu condensed a lightning net on his right fist. A terrifying power immediately burst forth and rushed towards the troll Titan in his unguarded state. Moments later, Lei Yu’s hand was covered in blood.
The Prophet Kalchas had said before to not be merciful to any of the guardians, otherwise the consequences would be disastrous.
Still in the same comical position of holding his crotch area, the troll Titan had now fallen to the ground, no longer able to stand up. His mission that had lasted a millennium thus ended.
Lei Yu pulled the golden battle boots off the Titan. According to the method given by the Prophet Kalchas, Lei Yu chanted a spell that he couldn’t understand. With a flash, the boots disappeared and reappeared on Lei Yu’s feet.
Standing back up and jumping around a few times, Lei Yu’s heart was shocked. “My current speed is actually three times my original! This is too terrifying! No wonder such a large hulking body of his could be so fast! These battle boots really deserved their reputation!”
¹ – For the minority of you that don’t know what a eunuch is, it’s a man that has been castrated / entire penis removed. Eunuchs were used in the old Chinese dynasties as servants of the emperor’s family.