A Koopa soars, flapping its huge wings. On its back, a group of four people sat huddled together, holding the Koopa’s feathers tightly.
“How could this happen!”
“Stop it! Shoot! Shoot-!”
“What are wizards doing at a time like this!”
“You idiots… If you don’t know what’s going on, just shut up!”
The transferees, knights, and even some wizards left behind in the mountains.
They were looking at the huge bird that was already flying far away with a helpless expression.
“Does this… make sense?…”
“Flying into the sky…”
Other birds, which had been circling in the sky until Koopa arrived, also flew after Koopa.
“Damn it… chase it!”
“I need to know where I’m going!”
The direction Koopa was heading was south.
Koopa was currently flying at a high altitude, higher than the mountain range, at a height that made it difficult to breathe.
“Keuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Li Liona! Hold on tight!”
“I feel like I’m going to fall! The wind was too…”
Liona’s words were not harsh.
A fierce wind blew from the front, shaking them as if they would fall.
“I can’t hold on….”
That was then.
A shadow hand came out of Kang Seol’s body and supported them firmly.
At this point, I couldn’t fall even if I tried.
– Teacher, if you don’t wear your seat belt, you will be fined.
– Phew, I almost had to pay a fine^^; What the f*ck are these hands?
And only then did everyone realize it.
The fact that they are floating in the air, that they are flying on the back of a winged creature.
Only after being held by strong arms and leaning on the soft creature’s back did I realize that I was flying in the sky.
Liona breathed heavily.
“Are you having trouble breathing, Rine?”
“No, I was surprised. “That means you’re flying in the sky.”
“you’re right. “We’re really… flying.”
All the scenery under the sky slowly passed by.
Dawn was slowly starting to break.
Considering that it was mid-dawn when they attempted to cross the mountain range, I could see how focused they were in their attempt to break through.
Koopa has suddenly entered an unnamed canyon.
A welcome ceremony unique to the canyon, also known as the strong wind and sharp wind, greeted them.
Liona closed her eyes tightly.
The sharp wind was so fierce and cold that I felt my skin being torn.
It’s so cold that I want to close my collar and even close the door to my heart to block all the spaces where the wind comes in.
“Leona, look ahead.”
“You need to open your eyes.”
At Chadorf’s words, Liona slowly opened her tightly closed eyes.
“The sun is rising.”
The blazing sun was erasing the remaining shadows from their faces.
The dawn, which repainted their faces with the paint called sunlight, soon melted everything.
Just the right temperature.
“… It’s beautiful.”
“ha ha ha! That’s right, Liona! The world is full of mysteries that you don’t yet know!”
“It’s completely different from the world I knew.”
It is the sunlight that removes the shadow.
On the contrary, it was also the shade that made us realize the value of sunlight.
Liona experienced so much hardship in a short period of time.
Her brother moved the small world to kill her, and she had to face it all with her fragile body.
With just two or three allies.
For the first time in my life, I had blisters on the soles of my feet and tried to run with all my might.
I lost my footing, rolled a few times, and even skipped meals all day.
All of these experiences made this moment even more valuable.
“Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu its her… her her her her her her her her her her her her her
“I will definitely come back alive.”
“I will… I will definitely survive and proudly tell everyone later. Really…”
Tears flowed down her distorted face.
The sunlight made the tears look like diamonds.
“That I am a person worth living! And I will tell everyone that this whole experience was truly precious.”
“Indeed… you are truly wonderful.”
“I’m not giving up anymore! Because now you’re going to think of all of this as a test! “It’s a test that will allow me to look at the world with correct eyes!”
“… I will follow that path wholeheartedly.”
The snowfall continued to fly for quite some time after that.
Perhaps the warriors and knights who gathered at Bragland on this journey are far enough away to never be able to intercept Snowfall’s group again.
Kupa’s meaning is conveyed to Kangseol through resonance.
“… I think the flight will end here.”
“I guess Koopa is tired?”
“They say we have to leave urgently. “It looks like he flew a long distance because of this incident.”
A Koopa flutters its wings and lands on the ground.
After dropping everyone off, Koopa put his head forward and bowed.
Kangseol realized Koopa’s intention and reached out her hand to stroke Koopa’s head.
“Thank you, Koopa. really.”
Princess Liona also held out her hand and asked.
“Can I touch it?”
Princess Liona smiled brightly as she stroked Koopa’s head.
“Thank you so much, Koopa. Thank you for getting me there safely. “I hope to see you again next time.”
After saying a short goodbye, Koopa flew into the sky and disappeared with the other birds.
Snowfall said, looking south.
“It’s not long now. Prion is just around the corner.”
* * *
eyes, nose, ears and even mouth.
A dying human being, gushing out blood from all of it.
The man’s body inflated like a balloon and then completely burst.
Only then did the magic circle surrounding the area activate.
The people standing on it were all transported to another place.
After completing the transfer, Bria frowned as she touched her temple.
“Hmm… I feel a little dizzy?”
“Are you okay, Bria?”
“huh. It’s not a big deal, but it’s a bit burdensome to use the transfer magic circle in succession.”
“It’s a side effect experienced by those who possess powerful magical powers. “Let’s take a break and then proceed.”
“okay. But how much of the offering is left?”
The stocky old man counted the number of gagged victims.
“There are approximately twenty offerings left. “We consumed more than expected, but the branch can distribute the rest as needed.”
From the fact that they used the word ‘dog’ when counting people, it showed how corrupt they were.
After immortality disappeared, the Eternal Life Church was replaced by those who did not hesitate to commit terrible acts.
“Okay, let’s take a little rest.”
That one… that one…
Wearing a fur around her neck that looked like it was a fox or a wolf cub, she walked over to the colorful chair set up a little ahead and sat down.
“The speed isn’t bad. “I’ll barely catch up with you.”
“But… the branch manager here said that Shuro visited here not long ago.”
“Go to Shuro? “You’re alive!”
“yes. “It seems he was alive and well.”
“As expected, he’s not the kind of kid who can be fooled so easily. so?”
“When I heard that Bria was coming here, I left a hasty letter and left.”
“Why? “Give it somewhere.”
Bria opened the note left by Shuro and checked it.
– Bria, this is Shuro. Sorry I missed them. But they left traces when we crashed, so I think we’ll find them again soon.
“Well… it was true that Shuro was defeated.”
– You may be worried about losing regular contact, but don’t worry about me! I’ll chase after them and hold on to their ankles! Then, I will separately write down the abilities and configurations they use here. Bria… I miss you.
After checking the note, Bria burns it with a candle.
“You’re a bright kid? “I figured out what to do.”
“Tsk tsk… So, isn’t that why Bria cherishes it?”
“Anyway, where are they?”
The skinny man said.
“We broke through the Bragland cordon.”
“already? Are you that strong? Well… because there is an archmage. …No wait?”
Bria tilted her head.
“There was no mention of the Archmage in the message Shuro sent?”
* * *
The gateway right before Priyon.
To go down to the port city from the north, you had to pass by here.
Shuro, who had once been cut in half by Karuna’s onslaught, recovered and was waiting at the corner of the road.
“We have to hold them back here.”
He had to admit it.
The opponent was a strong enemy.
‘But is it true that the summoner was right?’
A black knight who boasted overwhelming martial arts.
Shuro was helpless against him.
Although my body had recovered incredibly perfectly, my back, which had been cut in half, was still throbbing and I was not relieved.
‘Next time we meet… I can win.’
Shuro is a monster that gets stronger.
Because I had experienced a battle close to death, I was confident that I would not be easily defeated next time.
I’m sure it will.
‘… But wouldn’t it be better to avoid a head-on collision?’
The energy felt in the summoner’s eyes tightened Shuro’s heart. I looked at him with eyes that were like, ‘No matter what you do, you will be defeated.’
The scorpion stung by the dagger struggled.
Shuro squeezed the poison out of the scorpion’s tail and put it in a bottle.
Next, he stuck a dagger into the snake’s neck and held the poison dripping from its fangs. Next, he scraped the poison from the frog’s skin, which was changing color by the minute, and transferred it to a bottle.
Shuro takes a bite of the poison scraped from a frog and tastes it.
His head fell down.
And after a while.
He raised his head and said.
“and… “He just died, really.”
Shuro’s body’s recovery has also increased tremendously after his death.
However, he also lost his mind due to the poison just now.
It was such a vicious poison.
“Now mix these together…”
Is a strange chemical reaction taking place?
The poison had turned red like blood.
“After adding a little water…”
Shuro dips the blade of his dagger into a bottle full of poison.
Approximately an hour passed after that.
A dagger with a red blade.
Even just a passing glance is addictive.
“Isn’t it too much to shove this into him?”
Then, a princess, a guard knight, or even a noble who follows her.
‘Well, anyone can pick it.’
Because it’s okay to waste time.
Because that was the purpose in the first place.
Although the concentration of the poison was slightly lowered, the concentration would be enough to kill an ordinary person instantly just by infiltrating it.
‘It’s here! ‘It’s them.’
The scent that was sprinkled on the summoner when escaping. It was a scent that only the members of the Church of Eternal Life could detect.
‘It’s less durable, but… it’s enough for tracking time.’
I thought about attacking first because of the scent I could sense nearby, but it was obvious that my success rate would be low, so I went ahead and waited.
‘I’m passing by here. I can’t believe I’ve already come this far with the princess attached! I thought it would take two more days…’
[Shuro uses the sword of the veil.]
[It permeates the shadows and hides its presence.]
[All senses become sensitive, but it is difficult to escape from the veil. Until then, vision is blocked.]
Shuro slipped into the shadows.
Soon the voices flowed in.
“Just over here is Prion.”
“They’re all here.”
“It may be a little further to our destination, but it’s not that far away and we’ll get there soon.”
“ha ha ha! All you have to do is pass the gate safely, so don’t worry too much…”
It seeps in.
I am a shadow.
I am natural.
This is not it.
That of an escort knight.
the steps of an old man.
A brisk step.
It could be considered the footsteps of a child. I can’t believe there are such innocent steps.
Is she a princess?
No, this is a guy.
‘It’s the steps of a b*stard…’
Perhaps the princess will be next.
Suddenly, Shuro’s head was grabbed by someone.
“You’re still alive.”
Snowfall pulled Shuro out of the shadows.
‘This summoner… what kind of power is this…’
Shuro tried to resist, but couldn’t.
The dagger that Shuro was holding to stab the princess actually stabbed Shuro in the chest.
“Line, close your eyes!”
The final shout of Chadorp…
The snowfall exploded Shuro’s head.
Red blood splashing on the crow mask.
Kang Seol wiped the blood on his gloves with a handkerchief and spoke to the group.