# After returning, the family was ruined (286)
Contrary to the thoughts of disaster, the three rulers immediately began to move as soon as they heard the warning sound of the necklace. Even so, physical distance could not be completely overcome.
By the time they arrived at the Elfernrys Mountains, it was already too late. The mountain range looked extremely bare, as if it had not even been able to eat its own blood.
Even though it was devastated because of Yongrinmok, I remember it never looked like this…
The piles of ashes seen here and there showed that a huge amount of heat had passed through this place.
“…I guess we…were a step late.”
Deception’s voice was gloomy.
Even though they were not close friends with the disaster, they had a sense of kinship as the same ruler. Should I say that his death seemed like nothing else?
That’s why the warning sound sent when the necklace of disaster broke was immediately contacted by the demon dragon and the ruler. Fortunately, even though the two were close to disaster and enmity, they readily agreed to provide direct assistance.
Using the magic of the Demon Dragon, the three gathered together and showed off their spirit by quickly skipping across national boundaries and covering a distance that would have taken several days in half a day. Nevertheless, the mountain range was already in shambles.
The three rulers entered the interior of the mountain range without saying a word. Before long, traces of a huge battle were discovered.
There was no doubt that it was a sign of disaster and duke colliding. Otherwise, there would be no way such a huge trace would have been left behind. Giman spoke while picking up a pile of charred dirt.
“…What a cunning bastard. “We responded too complacently.”
The result of not trusting each other was ultimately catastrophe.
He dispatched subordinates of an ambiguous level to act as surveillance.
The duke was a strong man who could steam the ruler in half a day. Even if you were stupid, there was no way you wouldn’t have noticed that there were eyes on you.
He secretly left the place under the pretext of a closed training session. It was a behavior that had never been shown before.
He must have been on alert after noticing the dragons sent to the surveillance station. Perhaps he thought he should take a step forward before other rulers join forces.
The result was a catastrophic death. Giman looked at the demon dragon.
“What do you plan to do next? Are you really planning to leave the Duke alone like this?”
[…The situation is serious.]
“Yes. Disaster was right. This guy is definitely someone who can derail our plans. “You have to nip it in the bud right now.”
[The duke even has a contractor from the monarch. Even if the three of us attack them, we won’t be able to deal with them easily… Perhaps our true identities will inevitably be revealed. Is it still okay?]
Gigi thought for a moment.
Until now, he had thought that the Demon Dragon’s way of ruling was far superior to the ideas of the extremists who had died.
Therefore, from the time the church was established, it continued to secretly cooperate with the Demon Dragon and helped it grow in power. According to that idea, it was much more reasonable to grow the current cult quickly and explosively rather than to interfere with the duke.
No matter how strong the duke is, what can he do if most of the humans on the Western Continent turn their backs on him?
The exact opposite answer flowed from Deception’s mouth.
“…Yes, I think we should kill him now, even if it means taking such risks. “Even if our identities are revealed to the public, isn’t there a way to cover it up?”
[Let’s cover it up through the church?]
Gigi nodded at the Demon Dragon’s words.
“Of course it won’t be perfect. It may take longer to dominate humans than previously planned. However, humans’ wariness can be overturned over time. But the duke…”
Gigi, who had been silent for a long time, continued speaking.
“…I have a feeling that if we don’t kill him now, we might get the reverse. Domination and I are not a ruler who specializes in combat. “The only thing left is you, the demon dragon.”
[Hmm… That’s certainly true.]
“Disaster and tyranny. And I even fell into the shadows. There’s not much time. Before he gets stronger… Ugh!”
Gigi widened his eyes.
This was because I felt tremendous pain in my heart. Before I knew it, something was digging deep into the place where my heart was. That was the hand of a demon dragon.
[For the two rulers to die together due to the duke’s ability, which was much stronger than expected… It’s truly a pitiful thing. How could he have died without even leaving behind a single pile of ashes?]
Giman’s whole body wriggled.
Even in the worst situation, where he was mortally wounded, he was doing his best to survive. The shape of the Dragonlord, a being with the greatest power among all the creatures he had ever encountered, was slowly being formed.
If you ‘imitate’ the image of an entity with stronger power than your own, you could easily be swallowed up by that ego. Moreover, the monarch was the king of all dragon people. A leader who is revered as a kind of religion by the ordinary dragon people.
Of course, under normal circumstances, I would never have imitated that appearance.
But now the situation was very urgent. There was a hole in the heart, the source of the dragon people’s power. Unless you are an entity with the power of a monarch, you will not be able to reverse this situation.
had a duty to survive and inform Dragonia of the Demon Dragon’s betrayal. So this level of disrespect can be forgiven.
The demon dragon, who saw the monarch’s appearance being formed, smiled coldly.
[Trying to use imitation? That’s not possible.]
The demon dragon was moving at a speed that was much more overwhelming than Gigi’s ability to retreat.
Because of that, the tightly held heart could never be liberated. Soon, thick mana penetrated into the heart of deception.
“Oh, you traitor! “I’ll kill you!”
Just by imitating the monarch’s appearance, a powerful sense of omnipotence enveloped his body. I wouldn’t dare imitate that power, but it was enough to bring prestige. For now, getting out of this crisis was the priority. The mana of the exploded monarch clashed violently with that of the demon dragon. For a very brief moment, the two energies faced each other tightly.
Soon, a huge explosion erupted from inside the body.
Gigi’s eyes trembled.
This was because an incredible sense of loss enveloped my body, as if all my strength had been completely lost.
Fragments of the heart could be seen exploding in all directions.
It was undoubtedly his.
The monarch’s image clearly gave him the power to go beyond the realm of transcendence, even if only for a moment!
How could he be so helplessly defeated in a power struggle?
I knew that the demon dragon was a fairly strong entity among rulers. Even so, the limitations were clearly clear. That’s right, his skills were good enough to place him in the top 3 among the six rulers.
But now, an incredible force that could not even be imagined was radiating from the demon dragon’s body.
It was an energy so great that it could never be overshadowed by the power of the monarch.
My vision became blurry.
The life force was flowing out of my body without any chance of stopping it.
“You… bastard… hid your power…”
[You hid it well.]
The demon dragon lifted up his robe and smiled.
[You still don’t understand?]
Gigi closed his mouth.
I thought I knew.
A race that is born with overwhelming power, unlike other races.
That was the Yongin tribe.
Because of this, this race was arrogant and had endless ambition, so greedy that they could not feel full.
A race that worships only power.
That’s why he was fascinated by the monarch who had more overwhelming power than anyone else and devoted his allegiance to him with all his heart and soul.
The power of the monarch was so great that they could not even dare to touch it.
A lot of things have happened since the Balaur War. The monarch no longer engaged in external activities.
He only left a message to the six rulers, telling them to occupy the western continent by any means possible.
Knowing that the humans’ power was greater than they thought, the six rulers moved much more cautiously than when they fought the first war. They tried to remain unnoticed by humans as much as possible and increased their power in their respective areas. Among them, the one who showed the most unconventional actions was the demon dragon.
He became the head of the religion and entered into a close cooperative relationship with the largest nation, the empire. As if that wasn’t enough, he spread the religion to six kingdoms. In terms of influence alone, he had the most superior performance among all rulers.
However, it was only today that I learned that the achievements were not limited to mere influence.
The power of the Demon Dragon that is now revealed is so strong that it can be evaluated as surpassing that of the monarch at the peak of his activities.
It was impossible to become this strong simply by accepting human technology.
If that were the case, the five rulers excluding the Demon Dragon would also have reached the absolute state.
A monarch who has been in seclusion for a long time and a demonic dragon who has built up power beyond him.
How can one not be ambitious in a situation like this?
It was natural for loyalty to fade. Even if he had that level of power, he would have thought there was no need to be loyal to the monarch. I understood the reason for the betrayal. However, I was curious about one thing.
“…What… method… did you… use…?”
What means did he use to build up such power in just ten years? It was difficult to think of a means with a brain that had been drained of all blood.
[A lot has happened.]
Immediately, the demon dragon, who showed a sly smile, looked at Gigi as if he felt sorry.
[this. You won’t hear my answer and leave? It’s truly a pity.]
“If it’s that pitiful, just give me a little more life.”
[Haha Anna, didn’t I always tell you that? There is no need to waste your energy on useless things.]
“Then can I kill you?”
[Okay, do whatever you want.]
That was the last voice Gigi uttered in his life.
Because right after those words, my neck was completely broken.
“Cult leader. What to do with the body? Make it into a doll?”
[I think I might not have enough strength.]
“Yes. “Can I just eat it?”
“Oh yeah! After all, teacher! “I believed it!”
Anna cheered and rushed toward Gigi.
Soon, ravenous eating sounds began to echo in all directions.