＃When we returned, the family was ruined (253)
The urgent task was to return control to Isera.
In other words, it means that the monarch must be kicked out.
Fortunately, it wasn’t difficult. Unlike just now, Ysera was moving to regain her own body.
The only problem was that it took the extreme direction of self-harm, but the situation itself was much better than before.
‘All I have to do is break the seal.’
Whatever it was, once the original owner had awakened, the monarch was not the first-ranking rightful person to rule over that body.
If the seal binding Ysera’s soul is released, control will quickly pass.
“Isera! Just hang in there! “I’ll release you soon!”
Ethan ran towards the giant with his sword in hand. Perhaps because it had lost its strength due to repeated battles for dominance, the giant’s size had become much smaller.
It was an instant before I arrived at the top of my head, the place that holds my soul.
Lorotia, who saw this, resisted fiercely, but there was not much she could do with only half of her body. Before I knew it, the divine sword infused with mana was located near the top of my head.
His mana began to reach his soul directly through the top of his head. The weakened thread of mana could not withstand Ethan’s participation.
The mana that bound the soul was badly cut off. The control of the body quickly shifted to one side.
Half of the faces were distorted. He said while looking into his burning eyes.
“Stop giving up. Don’t you know it too? “It’s already wrong.”
“Return Ysera’s body intact. “If you do that, I will not pursue this matter.”
Resignation slowly filled the pupils that had been burning with anger. This was a fact that Lorotia also knew. Even if he tried to resist here, he would only end up damaging the contractor’s body. The current situation is that Lee Sera is closely connected to herself. Her death was not something Lorothia wanted.
If you’re not careful, instead of achieving your original goal, the situation will take a turn for the worst. Lorotia, who had been thinking for a while, relaxed her eyes.
[…okay. I’ll give it back.]
The heat burning Isera’s body quickly subsided. The monarch was leaving the body.
The imaginary world, which boasted a hell-like landscape, also disappeared. All that was left was the original owner of the body. Ysera, who had finally returned to her human form, looked at Ethan.
“The Duke’s body… Cough!”
A handful of black blood poured out from the corner of her mouth.
“Stop talking and focus on healing your body.”
Ethan added urgently and placed his palm on her back.
What little mana was left began to swirl around her body. Fortunately, Ysera’s body was not in a state so serious that she had to prepare for death. If I were to express the level of injury, it would be at the level of serious injury. These were wounds that could be healed after half a year of recuperation.
Mana contains healing properties.
The power of immortality running rampant within one’s body. So that it can show the same efficacy. Thanks to this, Isera’s internal injuries gradually disappeared.
Although it was not completely cured, it was enough to significantly shorten the period of treatment. From half a year to about a month.
As soon as the treatment was over, she started speaking.
“sorry. Because of my impatience….”
“It’s not your fault.”
To be precise, it was his own fault. What is it that the monarch regrets about signing a formal contract with Ysera?
At first, he didn’t even pay attention, as if he wasn’t interested at all, and then he suddenly rushed at me.
Instead of just thinking it was strange and ending it, we should have looked deeply into the cause and questioned it.
I was well aware of the adage that nothing is free in this world.
In the end, it was he who did not dissuade him from signing the contract. Despite the words of comfort, Isera’s face did not seem to brighten. Rather, he sank deeper, as if he was contemplating something.
“Is there anything that bothers you?”
“That’s… haha. “I don’t know what to do with this contract…”
It was a worry that ate away at her heart. Contract with Lorotia. The monarch who had encroached on the body escaped, but the contract still remained in place. Once you signed a contract, you had to stick with it forever, whether you liked it or not. There were only two cases where the contract was terminated. Either the spirit dies or the spirit master dies.
“It’s never too late to think about it later. “Don’t think strange things for no reason.”
The last sentence was added in consideration of the madness she showed. In any case, I could have decided on my own that it would not be helpful and chose the extreme option of terminating the contract.
“If it becomes a problem, wouldn’t it be okay if we don’t summon it? Or, I can call him when I’m with him and hear what happened.”
As I spoke while holding my hand tightly, Ysera nodded quietly. After finishing organizing the situation, Ethan looked at the forest. In the aftermath of the clash, the forest was burning spectacularly.
In particular, the traces of the blank sword were even more noticeable. More than hundreds of trees were cut in half, as if it had shattered the world of images and had an impact on the outside world.
‘…I’m glad we dragged him to a deserted place.’
Because they anticipated this incident to some extent, they brought Lorotia to a place with few people in the duchy. Most of what lived in the forest were plants, animals and monsters. Although several villages were located, the fire had not yet spread there.
If you complete the evolution well, you will be able to get through without any problems.
“Please rest here for a while.”
I infused mana into my feet. I jumped towards the sky while stepping on the air. With just one kick, his new model soared over 100 meters. Mana like the ocean that was created by achieving the state of transcendence was assisting his new form.
Ethan looked around at the fire from above and concentrated his mind. I stretched out one hand and slowly sucked in the heat I felt from all directions. Wildfire rushed over his hand as if it were being sucked into a black hole.
It was a sight that could be shown because the understanding of fire was far beyond the level of common sense. The fire was extinguished literally in an instant. Darkness began to encroach once again on the forest that had been burning brilliantly.
‘The suppression is over.’
What we had to deal with now was the group of monsters that had started moving due to this fire. As the energy spread, vibrations began to be felt throughout the forest.
The sound of busy, weighty footsteps. It definitely didn’t belong to an animal. It was clearly the sound of a group of forest-dwelling monsters, such as orcs and goblin trolls, running to escape the fire.
Unfortunately, their destination was heading to several nearby villages. Even though the forest fire was extinguished, movement was felt to continue running. Since I had almost been engulfed in flames just a moment ago, fear must have consumed my entire body.
If left as is, massacre will occur. He began to run quickly through the air.
He raced over 5km in just over a minute, and before he knew it, he was standing in front of a group of monsters. The village behind had already been in an uproar for a long time.
Several village residents were climbing on top of the fence, holding spear knives. I could see eyes full of tension.
It seemed like they had noticed that a group of monsters had gathered through the strong shouts and the sound of the ground shaking. Gorgeous flames rose above Ethan’s new sword as he faced off against a group of monsters.
The villagers who saw it were delighted. Although I didn’t know exactly what the expert called superhuman or transcendent meant, I was aware that knights were those who spread magical energy over their swords.
“Ki… I’m a knight!”
“You came to save us!”
“I survived! “He lived!”
Shouts of joy burst out through the moonlight. It was worth it. The group of monsters that started running to avoid the fire were not only very ferocious, but also included trolls, monsters that ordinary people could never face.
Although they did not cause nightmares as much as the ogres, which are said to be the top predators of the forest, trolls were also monsters that were like a terrible nightmare to the villagers. Its size, well over 4 meters, was not at a level that could be defended with a wooden fence, and its recovery ability, which quickly healed even when stabbed with a spear knife, caused it to quickly lose even its burning will to fight.
Is that it?
Even lower-class monsters such as orcs and goblin gnolls, who normally fought trolls to the death, were trying to run away, perhaps because of the fire. The story is that it wasn’t just that monster that was pounding on the wooden fence blocking the way.
If it weren’t for the article that appeared just now, there would have been a massacre in all likelihood.
It was literally like coming back from death.
The knights of Ardan were renowned throughout the territory for their skills and bravery. This was especially true of the Dragon Slayer, who were called the elite of the elite. A knight who uses mana like that bloody flame would never be defeated, even by that scary troll.
The villagers’ expectations were met exactly. Before he could even blink, the troll’s head rose into the sky, and all kinds of monsters followed suit and died with one single blow.
It was such overwhelming force. A level of military power that cannot be compared even with knights I have only seen a few times in my life.
“…Who the hell is it?”
“I think he’s a high-ranking person among the Dragon Slayers?”
Residents who were questioning the identity of the driver soon began to think about how to express their gratitude. However, as soon as the group of monsters was wiped out, the knight’s new form disappeared in a flash.
The residents blinked. Seeing that it was full of corpses with their heads blown off, it definitely wasn’t a dream. He was truly a man with ghost-like movements. Ethan, who left a legend-like story in several villages, returned to Ysera.
We took care of the fire and all the monsters heading towards the village. Excluding the disappearance of the resources that made up the forest, it is safe to say that there will be no aftereffects.
“Let’s go back.”
I returned to the territory with Ysera. News about the forest fire had already spread to Naeseong. There was news that the dragon slayer team, as well as soldiers and wizards to extinguish the forest fire, had departed. A message was sent through the crystal ball to immediately return to the army.
The knights who had been staring blankly at the word that it had been processed nodded as if they understood. The news of such a huge fire ended in a small commotion.
While I was staying in the inner palace with Lee Sera for a few days, taking care of my internal affairs, Lee Sera herself visited my office. Her complexion seemed to have become brighter due to the treatment.
“What’s going on?”
Ysera said, biting her lip as if thinking about those words.
“It’s a story about the Fire Lord. Why did that damn bitch act like that? “I think the duke should know too.”
Soon she continued speaking.