This is a Miracle - Chapter 46
The battle quickly ended, very, very quickly.
“This… isn’t she a bit too powerful?”
Luna was dumbfounded; She lost, and she lost inexplicably.
“Let’s do it again!”
Luna was unconvinced. She is stronger than her younger brother, and although the tree elves’ descendants have a gentle character, they are also keen on exploring things they don’t understand.
And so, Luna lost again.
Neither of them used weapons, and Issafaiya only fought with her in close quarters, but whether it was her skill, strength, or speed, it far surpassed Luna’s.
“Feiya is invincible!!”
“Long live Elder Sister!!”
Although Issafeiya doesn’t interact much with other people in Arden, everyone knows that she is Arden’s strongest powerhouse.
Issafeiya is the first disciple of uncle Saros. It was he who brought the two sisters to the original Arden village, and only then did he teach and train the other Ardennes.
Therefore, Issafeiya may not be the oldest among the Arden women, but she is indeed the old man’s first disciple, making her everyone’s elder sister.
“You are really too strong.”
Luna was convinced, she stood up, and said with immense respect and admiration,
“I have never met such a powerful person before.”
Although the tree elves’ descendants aren’t the type to take power as supreme, they respect and admire strong people.
“Maybe it’s because I have trained for a few more years.”
Luna said awkwardly, “I, I’m over 260 years old.”
The corners of Issafeiya’s mouth twitched slightly before showing an unobtrusive polite smile, “The difference between us is a difference in techniques.”
“I wonder who you learned your skills from?”
“It’s our family’s secret legacy.”
Issafeiya wasn’t perfunctory, because this is indeed a legacy from Bai Luo’s hometown.
Bai Luo was just an ordinary person in his previous life, but he had watched countless TV series and books, gathering some knowledge about combat, especially those cool techniques, all of which he informed uncle Saros about years ago.
In this regard, the old man’s evaluation is,
‘Most of the techniques you mentioned are just for show, but the concept behind them is broad and profound.’
Therefore, instead of adopting those flashy and mostly useless techniques that Bai Luo mentioned, the old man created a brand new set of Arden’s close combat techniques based on the theory he provided.
Combining the strengths of hundreds of schools, it not only brought the physical advantages of the Ardennes into play but also adopted the mystery and subtlety of eastern martial skills.
Just like the previous battle between Luna and Issafeiya, as soon as the two got close, the elder sister immediately judged Luna’s next move based on her muscle contraction, then quickly attacked her weak point, instantly overwhelming her.
Of course, not everyone can be as powerful as Issafeiya, at least Inya couldn’t learn those techniques no matter how hard she tried.
Inya: ‘This great general follows the path of overwhelming force! Techniques are crap in front of absolute power!’
“They call you the elder sister in Arden.”
Luna is an outsider. She doesn’t revere Issafeiya as much as other Ardennes, so she could readily joke with her.
Issafeiya nodded indifferently but said nothing.
She just sat there quietly, although she wasn’t icy nor cold, not everyone could just come over to her.
Issafeiya is like a sublime art piece, you can watch it from a distance and marvel at its beauty, but you can’t get too close, let alone touch it at will.
“I always thought that I was very quiet, but I didn’t expect you to be quieter than me.”
“They seem to call this, umm, proud and cool? Something like that.”
Issafeiya was noncommittal, she is not good at communicating with outsiders, anyway, she just nodded.
However, Luna wasn’t afraid of the elder sister, even if she was defeated, she only had admiration and respect for her. She even had the urge to get close to her and get to know her.
So, in addition to Alea, another person who can make Issafeiya feel helpless has appeared.
Bai Luo stood on a high platform,
“Everyone should be full. Next, we’re going to start a new project.”
“First, we need to build a village on the north side of this lake, south of the central mountain.”
Bai Luo planned to build a castle on the central mountain, then from north to south, from high to low, build villages and towns on the southern side of the mountain, and around the foot of the mountain.
In the future, they might excavate a large portion of the central mountain to build more infrastructure.
In this way, they will build a circular capital city that will slowly surround the central mountain as the population grows.
“Our first step is to build houses.”
“The tree elves’ descendants like to live in tree holes and trees houses,”
Bai Luo pointed to the woods to the west,
“We won’t touch that forest.”
“You can live there in the future,” Bai Luo said.
“The forest is connected to the village, hence, you won’t need to be troubled about the building process.”
“But I hope you can take care of that forest. clean up the fallen leaves and sludge, then take care of the flowers and plants in the village.”
Although Lilith’s magic is extremely versatile, she has to concentrate on doing her tasks.
She can handle the first arrangement, but after that, if every little task needs Lilith to take action, wouldn’t she be too busy?
“In addition, we will build a road to connect the two places.”
Bai Luo plans to make the tree elves’ descendants’ residence into an independent landscape area, similar to a small town in the forest.
The road would extend west from the village to the forest, it will be lined with green lawns and brightly colored flowers. The road will branch left and right, connecting the ancient trees.
Those ancient trees are either going to be transformed into tree nest houses, or wooden houses will be built on them. They will shine with infinite elegance and beauty under the golden sunlight.
Such a village will be something straight out of fairy tales.
However, paired with a race like the tree elves’ descendants, it’s fine to say that it’s a fairy tale village.
“Thank you for your care, we’ll wait. Lord, I don’t know how to repay you…”
Seeing that Bai Luo’s plan was so meticulous and thoughtful of them, the tree elves’ descendants once again felt lucky to have met such a benevolent lord.
As the clan leader, Luna really wanted to do something for Bai Luo.
‘Our destined king should be like this, right?’
The tree elves’ descendants don’t believe in divination, but they do believe that there is a ‘destined king’ that would lead them to glory once again.
The king shall descend one day, bather in divine light, and lead them to a brighter future.
Many tree elves’ descendants were fascinated by Bai Luo’s power and tolerance, constantly peeking at him.
Upon getting noticed, they hurriedly lowered their heads, just like students caught misbehaving in class by the teacher. Bai Luo was quite amused by their behavior.
So, he smiled and occasionally took the initiative to greet them, gaining their goodwill once again.
[Miracle power: 5%]
As long as he continues to treat the tree elves nicely and do things that are really beneficial to them, the power of miracles will rise.
‘It has risen to 5% so quickly, it seems that it won’t even take a year to awaken their power.’
The miracle on the fourth page was the first time-consuming miracle Bai Luo encountered.
‘I’ll have to work harder and get it done within a few months.’
“Besides, I wanted to ask before.”
Luna picked up a cat beside her feet, then softly petted it,
“This is a cat, right? However, it’s acting so strangely! I feel that it’s more like a human than a cat.”
The kitten is Lingling. It waved its cute cat power and swatted the great evil hand that was constantly petting it with its paw pads.
Luna couldn’t resist such a cute creature, “May I ask what’s going on here?”
“This is Lilith’s, aka my miracle’s ability.”
Bai Luo explained,
“It isn’t just the cats like Lingling, but also the white eagles in the sky and the mice in the village.”
“So this is the doing of the power of miracles, no wonder!”
Lilith endowed the little animals with intelligence, but they are true lifeforms, unlike the treants and the mushroom people.
In the long run, they might even break free from Lilith’s shackles and become a brand new miracle race.
Yes, a lot of miracle races have been created as a result of a miracle’s power.
However, it will take a long time. There would be unlikely any result without years to dozens of years of accumulation.
This is the case for creatures that already had a soul. If it is trees, mushrooms, stones, and other inanimate objects, Lilith can’t turn them into miracle children at the moment, let alone a miracle race.
“We… We are very good at rearing animals, I wonder if you can allow us to undertake this task?”
Bai Luo hesitated for a moment, then said,
“About this… If the livestock you rear develops high intelligence, then the Ardennes would be unable to eat it.”
The Ardennes do not eat creatures that have human nature or behave similarly to humans.
If the tree elves’ descendants rear some pigs, and all of those pigs develop intelligence and emotions, then the Ardennes are likely to vomit blood.
Therefore, Bai Luo has specially instructed Lilith not to gift domesticated chickens, ducks, cattle, and sheep with the power of miracles.
“Is that so…”
After thinking for a moment, Luna also thought that the task of rearing livestock might not be suitable for the tree elves. After all, it might be hard for them to accept the fact that the animals they raised are going to be eaten by people.
“Then what can we do? What should we do?”
This is an awkward problem. What the Ardennes lack most now is combat power, that is, soldiers.
Simply because Lilith can solve all labor problems.
Therefore, they should focus more on the creative side, doing tasks that Lilith is unable to do.
Fortunately, human beings are good carriers of miracle power. They must exercise and train more. This is what the Arden clan and the tree elves’ descendants need to do.
However, the issue is that Bai Luo had promised that he wouldn’t force the tree elves’ descendants to join their army.
Luna thought for a moment and said, “Please let us join Adren’s army.”
“Are you sure?”
Although Grandpa Andrew previously said that the tree elves’ descendants would undoubtedly join the Arden clan to fight against enemies, this is indeed the first time they openly talked about it.
Luna solemnly said,
“You gave us food, and you are going to build us a home. You have always treated us kindly. We, tree elves, are not ungrateful people. We will always pay our benefactors back!”
“Not to mention, we really love this place.”
“Just like you said, I think we can live together in harmony.”
The tree elves’ descendants already developed a sense of belonging to this land, which is a good thing. Bai Luo readily agreed,
“I will arrange for you to receive military training as well as a proper education just like the Arden clan.”
“Please rest assured, the tree elf clan loves learning. Most importantly, we would never escape from battle!”
Bai Luo has two main plans to execute next, one is people’s livelihood, and the other is military.
The people’s livelihood plan is divided into two parts, the first is to build houses, and the second is to cultivate the land and then sow the first batch of seeds.
The former can be easily achieved using Lilith’s fairy magic. She can easily control dozens to hundreds of axes to chop down trees, process wood, then build houses.
After solving the housing problem of the tree elves’ descendants, the Adrennes’ case would be simple to solve. They are rather easy-going. As long as the house is comfortable, they don’t have much requirement for infrastructure.
However, Lilith’s craftsmanship is phenomenal. Each one of the houses she made under Bai Luo’s request is exquisite.
Compared with building residences, the second step of cultivating the land is more important.
It has been a month and a half since Bai Luo obtained the basic sacred pouch, and excluding the amount that was consumed, he still has about 5000 kilograms of stored food in the pouch.
Bai Luo planned to withdraw 4,500 kilograms out of it as seeds.
Anyway, they can use the food generated by the basic sacred pouch daily for consumption, and the remaining 500 kilograms is more than enough as an emergency reserve.
In fact, they have gotten a lot of food from the pirates’ reserves, including livestock, cured fish, and creatures such as chickens and sheep.
They also got some grain from the pirates. Unfortunately, they are of rather low-quality.
Although they don’t plan to eat these crops, Bai Luo doesn’t plan to throw them out. He intends to use them as feed for livestock.
“Plop! Plop! Plop!”
“This! This is!!”
“A lot of food is coming out of that pouch!”
“How did this happen? It’s amazing!”
The tree elves’ descendants didn’t know that Bai Luo had a second miracle. They watched as piles of food cascaded from the small pouch with awe and amazement.
“Is that… Is that a miracle item?!”
Grandpa Andrew is worthy of being erudite. He asked Bai Luo with a shocked expression.
“You, you have two miracles?”
The basic sacred pouch is basically impossible to hide. With Grandpa Andrew’s knowledge, it isn’t hard for him to guess with the appearance of so many unheard-of crops, hence Bai Luo didn’t intend to hide it.
Bai Luo’s response shocked grandpa Andrew, causing him to constantly tremble.
“Everyone! Quickly! Quickly come here!”
Grandpa Andrew made a decision. He quickly waved to the tree elves’ descendants, then said tremblingly,
“We hadn’t sworn allegiance to the great king yet.”
Previously, Bai Luo took into consideration that the tree elves’ descendants had just submitted. They hadn’t become truly acquainted with him and his clan, hence he didn’t state such a condition.
After all, in this world, swearing allegiance is a very sacred thing, and the older the race, the more so.
“I wonder, do you know about the miracle oath ceremony?”
Grandpa Andrew wanted the tree elves’ descendants to make an official oath to Bai Luo, but he didn’t have any knowledge about the miracle oath ceremony. Such an event is so rare that he hadn’t ever seen it in his entire life.
Therefore, Grandpa Andrew looked at Saros.
During this period of contact, Grandpa Andrew has been completely conquered by the wisdom and almost limitless knowledge of this old man.
That man has enough knowledge to make him, a 600-years old man feel inferior. He was truly convinced by this man’s knowledge and wisdom.
Grandpa Andrew has only one comment about the old man——’ Facing him is like looking at an abyss.’
“Don’t worry old friend, I know about the miracle oath ceremony.”
Patting Grandpa Andrew on the shoulder, the old man once again showed his calmness and confidence,
“Just follow my arrangement!”
Bai Luo communicated with the old man using his eyes, ‘Uncle, wasn’t that something you made up?’
Saros also responded with a faint look, ‘Actually, I’m panicking a bit.’
However, Saros is a mature old man, and as a mature old man, how would he show his panic?
He must be as steady as a horse
Grandpa Andrew gave Saros an admiring look, ‘As expected of the man I look up to, you even know this.’
Saros calmly looked back, ‘It’s all basic stuff, basic stuff.’
In this way, under the command of the old man, the 81 tree elves’ descendants knelt neatly in front of Bai Luo, made an oath, then started praying for 3 minutes.
Bai Luo stood a little speechlessly. He started considering whether to change this weird ritual.
Wouldn’t it be too troublesome if they had to conduct such a ceremony with the acquisition of each new miracle?
Nonetheless, looking at everyone’s extremely pious expressions, as if this was their life’s greatest moment, Bai Luo felt that he might as well not talk about it.
[Miracle power: 25%]
‘It actually increased by 20%!!!’
At this moment, Bai Luo decided, ‘Such a good tradition must be passed down, forever recorded in history!’
The Arden clan’s new secret tradition: 3-Minute Miracle Oath Ceremony.
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