200 Legacy

    Chapter 200: Legacy

    "Death of Viper, Advent of Scripture. Transference of Hope, Preservation of Kindle."

    "This legend is about the Phecda Hero, Gu Jun. It happened during the last century on Earth, at the time, the world had changed, many horrible plagues ravaged our ancestral world. To search for the medicine that could cure all the diseases, the Phecda Hero entered Dreamlands with the Goddess of Hope. They arrived at the Island of Giant Manor and defeated a viper that was as tall as a giant. The Phecda Hero used the scalpel to cut open the stomach of the viper to find both the medicine and the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan inside its stomach! Turns out the monster had predicted their arrival so it swallowed the items beforehand."

    Peacock tried to keep her tone level but Malachite was getting excited from the retelling of the story. The epic fight between the Phecda Hero and the Goddess of Hope with the giant viper! This was a story that they could listen to forever. But on the other hand, Gu Jun's brows slightly frowned...

    "But the cunning viper was not fully dead, when the Phecda Hero was checking the medicine, it took a sneaky bite at him." Peacock sighed. "The venom was inserted into the hero's body, he could have used the medicine to save himself but that meant the ancestral world would not be saved. The Phecda Hero did not use the medicine but gathered the last vestige of his power to open a dimensional wormhole. He had the Goddess of Life return with the medicine and the spell book while he remained forever in Dreamlands... buried on the island of the giant manor."

    Peacock was painting a beautiful picture with her words. Her tone took on a deeper cadence as she recited the famous last words the Phecda Hero had for the Goddess of Hope, "There's hope with the scripture, and with hope comes the kindle and those kindles will one day light up the world. That has always been the teaching and inspiration for our people." Gu Jun listened quietly but the problem was...'I definitely have not said anything remotely like that'.

    "The Phecda Hero has many kernels of wisdom that he has left in his legacy." Peacock continued, "They are the power source that keeps our people going."

    "A real warrior is brave to face any fear in its face." Malachite said solemnly with fire in his eyes.

    Gu Jun felt his stomach turning. He gave a long sigh and felt the breath catch in his throat. "Are you sure these are all true?"

    "It was an era of heroes and heroines! The elites from all over the world inherited the spirit of the Phecda Hero, they obtained power from Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan and led the people to defeat the supernatural evil and take down all the villains." Peacock said proudly but as this was a tragedy, as she reached the denouement, her face crumbled, "After the golden era ended, came the era of collapse.... First it was the epidemic of Bloody Lungs Disease. According to legend, the disease was airborne and once infected, the victim would perish within days."

    Gu Jun's heart squeezed immediately. Airborne disease, fast spreading of the epidemic... he knew very well what that meant...

    "Bloody Lungs Disease? Why is it called that?" he asked as a flash of shadow crossed his mind, the haemoptysis that destroyed the foreign civilization.

    "According to legend, the disease would affect the patient's lungs first before it spread to the rest of the body." Peacock could not give more details about the symptoms because she did not know either. "In the end, the patients would die from bloody coughs."

    'Bloody coughs...' Gu Jun leaned against the chair and closed his eyes tiredly. 'But haemoptysis is not supposed to be airborne... Has it mutated when it arrived on earth or this is another embellishment in the legend?' In any case, Gu Jun believed this Bloody Lungs Disease was definitely haemoptysis. 'So in Peacock's story, haemoptysis will still ravage earth in the future, or at least the future of my timeline? Will it be the doing of the Afterlife Cult?'

    "There were two other epidemics during the era of collapse." Peacock's voice dimmed. "The first was the Petrification Disease that would turn people into stone and the other is the Mutated Scale Disease that will turn the victim's skin into fish scale before they crack."

    Gu Jun's heart sank even further. 'Multiple epidemics at the same time? Fish scale? If this was just a description of one's appearance, then there was a skin disease currently in existence called ichthyosis vulgaris. A mutation of this disease can be responsible for the Mutated Scale Disease... But how would one turn into stone? Is that an effect of a spell? Because petrification is biologically impossible. Or 'turned into stone' is yet another figurative speech? Could it mean immobilization... like Locked-in Syndrome?'

    "What do you mean by turning into stone?" He asked, "What kind of stone are you talking about?"

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    "Erm..." Both Peacock and Malachite were confused. Malachite responded with irritation, "Stone is stone, the material used to make statues."
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