Chapter 934: Epilogue
In the cold northern region, large snowflakes floated in the sky, enveloping the magnificent mountains and rivers in a vast white landscape.
This is the northern region of the empire, a place covered in ice and snow all year round.
On this day, the cold wind blew from the far north as usual, and in the frozen forest, there was nothing but the sound of the wind whistling. The animals that could survive in such harsh conditions were seeking shelter from the snowstorm.
The snowflakes continued to fall, but suddenly, a thunderous sound echoed in the sky.
If it was winter thunder, then this thunder was obviously too loud, and after the loud noise, a terrifying purple crack appeared strangely in the sky… A huge sphere burst out of the crack and headed straight for a mountain peak.
If there were people below at this moment, they would surely be frightened by this bizarre scene. After a few seconds, the ground shook violently, a blast of heat swept through, and the snow and ice within tens of kilometers evaporated instantly…
“Xiaya, where are we and why is it so cold?”
Xiling’s neck shrank and she rubbed her arms with her hands.
This was their first time venturing into the Infinite Super-Dimensional Space, and after entering, they realized that the Infinite Super-Dimensional Space was indeed vast. However, the starry winds there were extremely strong, so they had no choice but to find a “relatively small” cluster of light nearby to seek refuge from the wind.
And that cluster of light was the current world they were in.
Xiaya glanced around and found that apart from the area that was destroyed due to their arrival, everything around was a vast expanse of white, indicating that it was a desolate polar region.
There was a special aura in the air, indicating that this world was not an ordinary low-level world. In fact, in the Infinite Super-Dimensional Space, more than half of the worlds were ordinary worlds without anyone having Battle Power.
These ordinary worlds varied from technological civilizations to modern civilizations, and even classical “ancient worlds.” They are all manifestations of fictional worlds born from various film and television works.
Relatively speaking, intermediate-level worlds and high-level worlds were relatively rare, and there were mostly low-level worlds at a certain level. The enormous eleven-star world like the Dragon Ball World was extremely rare.
“Let’s go, let’s explore this world!” Xiaya said, and then he flew into the air, with the mountains and rivers below coming into view.
Everywhere was a vast expanse of white, extending for thousands of miles, all covered in white.
“Hey, look, there seems to be a person ahead!” Myers suddenly pointed not far away, where a small brown dot stood out amidst the vast whiteness.
“Let’s go and take a look!”
As soon as the words fell, the group flashed and appeared in front of the small dot.
As they approached, they discovered that there was a person lying in the white snowy ground. The person had long ice-blue hair that reached their waist. They had a band tied around their head, and their hair was tied into a bundle with a hairband at the end.
Their translucent cheeks were exposed, as well as their knees and half of their calves. On such a cold day, the person was only wearing a loose robe-like attire.
“Dad, this girl is so small!” Meifei shouted loudly. As a tall and slender girl herself, she couldn’t help but feel that the young girl in front of her, who was only around eleven or twelve years old, appeared incredibly small.
Xiaya glanced back at his daughter. Originally, he hadn’t intended to bring Meifei along on this adventure, but she had followed him on her own.
He couldn’t just drive her away, so he had no choice but to take this tag-along.
Meifei was completely unaware that she was seen as a tag-along by her father. She looked curiously at the little girl lying on the icy and snowy ground. The little girl had a beautiful face and was very cute. She wore a loose robe on her upper body, black shorts and a pair of high white cotton-padded shoes…
The girl was dragging a “hemp rope” made of an unknown material in her hand. At this moment, one end of the rope was clutched in the little girl’s hand, while the other end extended out, dragging a huge brown monster!
The huge monster had already fainted, or rather, had already died. The small dot that Xiaya and the others had seen earlier was the body of this monster.
“It’s really strange, a little girl lying unconscious in this icy and snowy place, holding onto a dead monster…”
Xiaya muttered to himself. Could this little girl have the same attributes as Goku did when he was young?
“Xiaya, enough talking. Let’s rescue this little girl and take her back. Otherwise, she’ll freeze to death here.”
After saying that, Xiaya waved his hand, and a ki blade cut off the rope in the girl’s hand. He then walked forward and picked up the little girl.
Time flies, and in the blink of an eye, eight years have passed.
During these eight years, the empire with a long history seemed to be showing signs of the end of a dynasty. With continuous decay within, the gap between the upper class and the common people grew larger. Rebellions erupted across the land, gradually gaining momentum like a wildfire.
People’s livelihood deteriorated, and resentment grew. It seemed that all regions of the empire were facing difficulties. However, all of this was disregarded by the higher-ups. Instead, they focused on military campaigns, relentlessly suppressing rebellions everywhere and collecting resources for the enjoyment of the empire’s elite.
On the road leading to the north of the empire, a massive army of fifty thousand soldiers escorted supplies to the northern battlefield.
There, the invasion by foreign nations had become increasingly frequent. According to frontline reports, dozens of border towns had been massacred by these foreign nations.
Clank, clank… The sound of rotating wheels echoed. At the forefront of this seemingly endless procession, a woman dressed in white military attire sat proudly on a crimson steed. Her long ice-blue hair fluttered in the wind, accentuating her tall figure and majestic posture, exuding an air of arrogance.
Behind her, three warriors followed.
Liver, mounted on his tall and majestic horse, was silent. This middle-aged man with silver-gray hair had a handsome face and an air of sophistication. His gaze swept over the female general ahead, captivated momentarily by her graceful and alluring figure, before immediately shifting to admiration and longing.
On his side, however, a cute “loli” with orange hair couldn’t bear the loneliness anymore. He pouted and turned to her companion beside him. “Daidara, didn’t His Majesty send us to subdue the north’ foreign tribes? Why is Lady Esdeath taking us in the opposite direction, heading east instead? I heard that there are large numbers of dangerous creatures gathered ahead!”
Daidara, a burly man with a high stature, burst into laughter upon hearing Nyau’s question. He extended a hand and patted Nyau’s slender shoulder.
“What’s the problem? Lady Esdeath brought us in this direction for a reason. As long as we can fight strong opponents, it doesn’t matter whether they are the north’s foreign tribes or dangerous creatures!”
Nyau, being patted by Daidara, almost fell off the tall and majestic horse. He gritted his teeth in dissatisfaction and said, “Daidara, don’t use so much force!!”
Upon hearing this, Daidara glanced at Nyau’s slender arms and legs. Nyau had a delicate and beautiful face, dressed in a lovely girl’s robe. Daidara grinned and said, “Nyau, you’re a fine young man. Why do you always dress up so flashily? People who don’t know you might think you’re a pretty little girl!”
“I like it!” Nyau said with delight. “Don’t you think small animals and cute girls make the best collections?”
He pinched his clothes and continued, “I spent a lot of money to have this outfit custom-made by a shop owner!”
“Nyau is great in many ways, but your peculiar habit of collecting female faces might get you into trouble someday,” Liver interjected, looking over with his gaze.
“Oh, come on! With our reputation as the ‘Three Beasts,’ who would dare to cause trouble for us?” Nyau shrugged indifferently.
“But I heard that you were captured and disciplined last month because of this. I wonder if the other party was a man and if they…” Daidara wore a suggestive expression.
Upon hearing this, Nyau’s anger flared up, “Daidara, say that again if you dare, and I’ll dissect you!”
“Enough, all three of you, quiet down!” Esdeath turned back and addressed her subordinates.
When the Queen spoke, Liver, Daidara, and Nyau immediately fell silent. After a while, Daidara spoke, “See, you’ve made Lady Esdeath angry!”
Feeling wronged, Nyau muttered to himself, “I simply asked those women to come back and help me make the ‘masks.’ Who knew it would attract that troublemaker? But that troublemaker is so beautiful. It would be great if she could cooperate with me in making the ‘masks’.”
As the sound of hooves echoed, the group arrived at the foot of a tall mountain when it was near evening.
“Set up camp here, all of you. Liver, Daidara, and Nyau, you’re responsible for guarding the army. I have some matters to attend to and need to act alone. Tomorrow morning, we will march north together!”
With that, Esdeath, alone amidst the astonished gazes of everyone, continued riding her horse along a small path and entered the mountain forest.
Before long, Esdeath arrived at an ancient castle.
The castle was located halfway up the mountainside, with a vast open space in front, equivalent to hundreds of football fields, enclosed by wooden railings. From a vantage point, the sight was reminiscent of an immortal’s abode, providing a panoramic view of everything below.
Esdeath stood still before this familiar courtyard for a moment, then drew the long sword from her waist. Stomping her foot forcefully, she swiftly attacked a blue-haired woman in the courtyard.
The woman was leisurely sweeping the ground when she suddenly noticed a tall woman rushing towards her. She hesitated for a moment, then dropped the broom in her hand and raised her palm in mid-air–
With a loud bang, Esdeath’s sword was sent flying.
Then, she leaped high into the air, and with a powerful swing of her leg, she brought it crashing down.
“Oh my, Esdeath, you’ve become so fierce after being away for a few years. You actually attacked me,” Blue-haired Launch smiled as she looked at Esdeath dressed in white military uniform. With a light touch, she brushed Esdeath’s leg to the side.
When this little girl left, her figure was already quite impressive, but now she had the aura of a queen.
Esdeath was forced on one knee, causing a circular shockwave to ripple through the ground. After a while, Esdeath expressionlessly walked over to retrieve her sword from the lawn, sheathed it, and approached Launch, revealing a warm smile. “Sister Launch, you are as powerful as ever!”
After so many years, Esdeath still hadn’t fully grasped Launch’s true strength.
A loud crash was followed by a startled cry.
Launch and Esdeath turned around to find Meifei lifting up a thirteen or fourteen-year-old orange-haired “girl” from the grass.
Nyau struggled and kicked, but he couldn’t free himself from Meifei’s grasp.
Regret overwhelmed him now because, out of curiosity, he had followed Esdeath here and unexpectedly encountered a woman who easily defeated the “queen.” But he never expected that his own feared nemesis was also here.
Remembering the memory of being “disciplined” harshly a month ago, Nyau felt like crying, and his face turned pale.
“Meifei, let him go. He is my subordinate!” Esdeath quickly spoke up.
“Oh.” Meifei looked at Nyau with a smile that wasn’t really a smile and released him.
“Esdeath, we haven’t seen each other in years, right?” Last time when she went to the imperial capital to find her, Esdeath happened to be out of the city on official business. Meifei, bored and idle, took the opportunity to capture Nyau and spar with him.
“Yes, it has been over three years since we last met,” Esdeath said with a smile.
She was slightly taller than Meifei, finally feeling a sense of accomplishment standing in front of her.
“By the way, this time you came back with a large army. Are you preparing to march to the north? I heard the situation with the northern tribes is getting intense.”
Esdeath nodded, saying, “The empire sent me to suppress the war in the north. I brought fifty thousand troops with me! Since I was passing by here, I came to take a look!”
Meifei nodded and walked around Esdeath, looking at her suspiciously. “I can’t help but feel that you have other motives.”
“As expected, I can’t hide anything from you…” Esdeath smiled, a rosy blush flashing across her face, and her queenly demeanor showed a hint of shyness. “Also, I turned twenty years old, and people in the capital say that girls of this age should find a husband…”
“And then?” Meifei raised an eyebrow, still puzzled.
“I have also realized that I am indeed at the age to find a husband. But to be my Esdeath’s husband, he must not only possess extraordinary abilities but also be stronger than me. Only a man who can conquer me is worthy of being my husband. After much consideration, I could only come here.”
“What!” Meifei was truly startled by Esdeath’s thoughts. This idea was dangerous! She considered Esdeath a good sister, a little sister, but now she wanted to become her stepmother. How could this be?
“Meifei, you must help me. Besides your father, I can’t think of any other man.”
Xiaya’s strength fascinated Esdeath, a power that had been imprinted in her heart since childhood. Despite knowing that Xiaya was much older than her and the father of her good friend Meifei, with Esdeath’s ma*ochistic and bold personality, she was determined to make him her husband.
The mere thought of having such a powerful husband made her ecstatic.
“No, no, this isn’t possible!” Meifei shook her head like a rattle-drum.
“Is it really not possible?” Disappointment flashed across Esdeath’s face as she glanced at Nyau, who had long been dumbfounded beside her. She smirked and said, “If you agree to help me, how about I give you Nyau? Although this kid has some bad habits, with proper guidance, he has a promising future.”
“No way!” Nyau screamed inside. It was bad enough that her Majesty was desperate to sell herself, but why did it have to involve him?
“Esdeath’s Battle Power has reached about three hundred. If she releases the so-called ‘Teigu’ of this world, she will be unrivaled in this world!” Inside the ancient castle, Xiaya sat opposite Xiling, Myers, and Android 18. They didn’t expect that the little girl they saved years ago had such great potential.
She was undoubtedly a character at the level of the “protagonist” in this world!
“But our Queen seems to have some personality flaws. Her actions are too extreme,” Xiaya frowned and said.
In his memory, Esdeath, the Queen of “Akame ga Kill,” was innocent when she was a child. Later, under the mindset of “the strong live and the weak die,” she gradually developed her sadistic queen personality. In the end, because of her twisted view of love, Esdeath fought to the death after the main character, Tatsumi, died.
These types of people are quite tragic.
“Now, let’s focus on solving the current situation,” Xiling said with a faint smile, her gaze fixed on Xiaya.
Xiaya shook his head wryly, unsure of how to respond. Ah, men, once they become outstanding, women always compete to rush to throw themselves at them. Such a bother!
The next day, Esdeath bid farewell early in the morning with Nyau. Although she was unhappy about not fulfilling her long-cherished wish, dealing with the invasion of the northern tribes took precedence. So, with the determination of a disgruntled queen, she vented her anger on those foreign races.
A month later, the northern war came to an end.
Esdeath, one of the two generals of the empire and the only female general, led her troops and pushed the frontlines directly into the territories of the foreign tribes.
Just as news of Esdeath’s imminent triumph reached them, Xiaya also received a communication from the Time King, Tang Xing.
“It’s a message from the Time King.”
“What are they saying?” Xiling asked.
Xiaya smiled and said, “She and the Universe King are lucky. They just discovered an enormous supercluster of worlds, a twelve-star superworld.”
“It’s called the Myriad Realm.”
“Myriad Realm?” Xiling gasped, impressed by the name.
“Well, how is the scale of that world, and how many experts are there?” Myers and Android 18 were very interested.
“There are many experts… and quite a few eleven-star powerhouses,” Xiaya organized his thoughts and relayed the discoveries made by the Time King and others.
Myriad Realm was incredibly vast. According to their findings, it contained three thousand large worlds, billions of small worlds and intermediate worlds, each world faintly interconnected. It was a world several times larger than the Dragon Ball World!
There were several eleven-star powerhouses, just like the Time King.
At the time Xiaya received the message from the Time King, they were under siege by the top experts from three thousand large worlds. Dragon God and Majin Buu had already been injured, and the situation was dire.
Xiaya looked around and said to Xiling, Myers, and Android 18, “Let’s go. They are in trouble, and we must leave immediately!”
Xiling, Myers, and Android 18 stood up one after another. Xiaya smiled, beckoned, and opened the gateway to the other world.
—Epilogue • Finished—
Finally, I have finished writing. Looking back at the previous chapters, this Dragon Ball story has amounted to nearly 2.4 million words. The result is not bad, considering I never expected to achieve such a milestone. Although the later parts suffered a significant decline in readership, it is only natural as everyone has their own preferences. I have shared the Dragon Ball story as I liked it and believed it should develop. Naturally, it may not appeal to everyone.
At this stage, it’s best to call it quits. Continuing further would result in a lackluster continuation of the story, with an infinite expansion of the map. Even if the author isn’t bothered, the readers would be. So, I’ll stop here!
There is a slight reference to “Akame ga Kill” in this story. I quite like that anime, so I added a little bit.
As for the plans ahead, after the Chinese New Year, I will start a new book. It will be a crossover-type novel, not purely based on crossovers, but with a relatively well-designed system. I will also focus on writing, and the plot should be quite excellent.
Therefore, the preparation time will be relatively long.
I want to express my gratitude to the readers and friends who have accompanied this book until now. All good things must come to an end, but I hope there will be opportunities to gather together in the future.