Chapter 1915: Grimace’s Kingdom
One had to say that Grimace had planned well.
He had already mastered quintillions of chaotic cosmoses. Meanwhile, the three Outer Gods before him had clearly mastered less than a hundred quadrillion chaotic cosmoses.
In terms of strength alone, it would be easy for Grimace to kill three of them instantly.
However, since they were the Outer Gods under Aza, it would only be natural for them to have some tricks up their sleeves.
Just like how Nyarlathotep broke Grimace’s illusion technique multiple times.
Although Grimace had not been using all of his strength, it was sufficient proof of the stunning capability of Nyarlathotep’s technique.
Nevertheless, now that they were dragged into his Kingdom unknowingly, even Nyarlathotep would not be able to escape now.
“Now that you’re in my Kingdom, you’ll have to play by my rules…”
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When the three Outer Gods heard what Grimace said, they had a bad feeling.
“Let me think… what sort of game should we play?” Grimace’s illusory shadow held his chin and fell into a state of deep thought.
At that moment, Yogg attacked. He waved and a spatial rift instantly appeared where Grimace’s illusory shadow was.
However, Yogg’s pupils shrunk the very next second, and his expression looked even more terrible now.
The reason being was that the attack did not do anything to Grimace at all.
It was as if his attack had landed on a different dimensional layer than the one the shadow was in.
“Stop wasting your time. Inside my Kingdom, all of your attacks on me are futile until the game officially begins,” Grimace’s projection explained while smiling, “The players can only fight once the game has begun.”
After hearing that, the three Outer Gods instantly understood the characteristics of Grimace’s Kingdom.
Most of the Kingdoms would either elevate one’s combat strength directly, indirectly or restrict their opponents in certain aspects.
However, a small number of people’s Kingdoms were more unique.
Their Kingdoms belonged to the category of rule-type Kingdoms. Those who entered their Kingdom had to follow the rules of the Kingdom in order to fight.
Grimace’s Kingdom clearly belonged to this category.
This type of Kingdom was also the most difficult to deal with.
After realizing that, the three Outer Gods activated their Kingdoms almost at the same time.
They wanted to use their own Kingdoms to circumvent a portion of the rules in Grimace’s Kingdom.
However, they realized the very next second that they could not activate their Kingdoms at all.
Grimace obviously sensed what they were doing, after which he smiled again. “I’ve already told you to stop wasting your time, but you just won’t believe me.”
Their three expressions looked extremely terrible now.
“Alright, I’ve made up my mind.” At that moment, Grimace appeared to have made his decision. “Let’s play ‘Statue’.”
The three of them were stunned when they heard the name of the game.
Grimace ignored their reactions and began to describe the rules of the game.
“These are the rules of the game. I’ll count to three, after which you guys must dodge all of the statue’s attacks. If any of you are touched, even if it’s just a strand of hair that’s touched, that person will turn into a statue directly, and thereafter join in on the attacks on the remaining players…”
How was this ‘Statue’?!
It had no similarities to the actual game at all!
The three Outer Gods secretly complained in their hearts.
“What would happen to the people turned into statues after the game ends?” Yogg was the first to calm down and ask a crucial question.
“They’ll become part of my personal belongings,” Grimace answered while smiling, “To be exact, they’ll become a toy in my Kingdom.”
Yogg’s pupils shrunk, after which he asked, “What if we win?”
“Ha…” Grimace chuckled softly, but he responded anyway, “If any player really wins, that player can leave my Kingdom in one piece.”
“I’d like to add to that. The players who lost can’t leave even if someone wins.”
“What is the combat strength of the statue?” Yogg asked further.
“Similar to the three of you,” Grimace explained patiently, “If I used one stronger than you guys, that would make for an unfair game.”
“Asie from dodging, we can attack too, right?” It was Nyarlathotep who asked the next question.
“Of course you can.” Grimace smiled even brighter now. “As long as you can guarantee that your physical body won’t touch the statue, you can use any of your techniques.”
“What’s the duration of the game? There must be a limit, right?” Nyarlathotep asked while squinting.
“Ten rounds!” Grimace’s huge face above their heads replied while smiling, “Oncethe ten rounds end, and if any of the three of you win, that person can leave in one piece. In addition, that person won’t be added to my list of hunting targets for a brief period of time.”
“I have one more question. Since it’s a fair game, then you should be a player too, right?” Yogg made it seem like he was asking a question, but he was actually trying to drag Grimace into the battle.
“Of course! I’ll be the player fighting against you guys—the statue!” Grimace’s tone clearly became even more excited now.
“I’d like to confirm something before the game begins.” At that moment, Nyarlathotep spoke up again, “During the game, the attacks we launch on the statue are valid, right?”
“Of course they are,” Grimace gave him an affirmative answer directly, “If you guys have the ability, you can try to kill me. This is another way to win this game.”
“Perfect, I like this method of victory.” Shub, who was standing to the side, felt her killing intent rising.
“Aunty, your killing intent is leaking out…” Grimace teased her inappropriately.
Shub’s killing intent grew even more intense.
Nyarlathotep and Yogg remained calm. They asked a couple more questions regarding the rules of the game.
“If that’s all, then let the game officially begin.”
Grimace’s few large illusory faces finally faded away slowly. His real face formed not far away from the three of them.
Although they saw the face consolidating, they did not act rashly.
The reason being was that they knew that attacking would be completely a waste of time until the game officially began. They would only waste their Dominator Power by doing so.
As the three of them watched, Grimace’s body distorted rapidly. Within a few breaths of time, he had transformed into a gigantic tree.
It was tens of thousands of meters tall with countless branches spread in all directions. There were at least millions of branches on the tree.
The three Outer Gods clearly looked terrible when they saw his transformation.
He dared to call that a statue?!
That looked more like the statue’s ancestor!
Fortunately, the three of them clearly sensed that the strength of the tree’s aura was similar to theirs.
They were at the very least relieved about that.
If Grimace did not adjust the aura and used his own combat strength after transforming into this “statue”, the three of them would most likely lose during the first round.
Once the statue consolidated completely, a lady’s voice that sounded somewhat machine-like suddenly echoed in the sky.
“One, two, three, statue!”