[Accumulated fatigue is weighing down your body.]
[If you don’t sleep, problems can arise.]
[5 days and 16 hours have passed until arrival.]
Karen standing next to me looks at Snowfall with strange eyes. I was watching.
“Your beard has grown a lot?”
“Well, it wasn’t a very comfortable journey. “So let’s stop by the village in between.”
“That’s because there is no suitable village up to the canyon, so we have to go around.”
“So are you feeling so down?”
“How much time has passed?”
Karen responded with a look that asked, “What kind of nonsense are you talking about?”
“A little over five days? why?”
“No, you were bored, right?”
“It was fun until I fell into the swamp.”
Kang Seol was trying to confirm one thing through Karen’s reaction.
It’s about how summoners feel time.
‘If we assume that summoned animals are the same as the inhabitants of this world… they enjoy their time to the full.’
For example, let’s assume you’re going on a long-distance adventure like in this case.
The snowfall didn’t even feel like an hour had passed, let alone 5 days and 16 hours. I was unable to fully enjoy my time.
Karen, on the other hand, went through it herself for over 5 days. The swamp, the sounds of wild animals, and the discovery of the body of a dead animal all really happened to her.
Since it was a fantasy world, how time and space worked must have been in the minds of the gods.
Even if there was a serious distortion between Kangseol and Karen, they had to accept it for granted and move on.
‘Still, it’s lucky that the summoned animals move safely on long distance trips.’
When taking control of your body by choice during a long-distance trip, you cannot predict what kind of situation you will find yourself in. However, if you can move your summons properly at this time, you will not be in much trouble.
‘Cooking and seeing things also helped.’
There are a few other talents besides cooking that could be helpful, such as tanning, butchery, herbalism, and survival, but I didn’t have the talent to surpass cooking with my potential.
“Let’s take a seat first.”
“Without searching right away? Oh, is it already night?”
“Yeah, and I was a little tired from the trip.”
“Okay, I’ll find a place out of the wind.”
be be float our clothes fluttering like a flag hanging on a pole.
The canyon, as majestic as it was, welcomed them with a chilly wind and a humid temperature.
In addition, a message announcing the beginning of the adventure also appeared the moment I entered the canyon.
[The next adventure begins.]
[The eleventh adventure begins.]
[Adventure 11. Her Last Descendant]
Adventure 11. ‘Her Last Descendant’
You have been asked to obtain rare materials from Xiamen. Knowing that his request came from you, you readily accepted it.
Hamun has relayed to you information that traces of the long-lost descendants of the long-lost fiery queen spider Anakindria have been discovered in the remote Shadow Canyon south of Novira. Xiamen was quite confident in this information.
Trusting his information, you came alone to the shadowy canyon, a rugged terrain that even southern adventurers avoid.
You will find out if the legend of Anakindria is real and if her descendants have come back through time.
And if possible, I will fill it with the blood of that ancient species.
First, you need to start by finding traces of the legend.
Goal: Obtain the blood of Anakindria’s last descendant.
If you fail to achieve your goal, Xiamen’s favorability decreases and you fail to re-sharpen the Red Lotus Sword.
Current remaining time: “Approximately 30 days.”
Kang Seol touched his chin and was lost in thought.
‘There must be a good reason for giving this time.’
Perhaps finding traces of a fire spider is as difficult as finding a star in the sky, or even if you find the location of a fire spider, it takes a long time to prepare to kill it.
‘It looks like electronics anyway.’
The size of the canyon was jaw-droppingly large, so it was clear that finding a specific creature in a place like this would be extremely difficult.
“Here! Come on!”
Fortunately, because it was at the beginning of the canyon, there was a place where travelers could have stayed.
“Ha… it’s cold.”
“Let’s start a fire. We have quite a bit of firewood.”
“You have to save it, though.”
“Even though I lost the planting material, I brought a lot of oil and firewood. are you okay.”
“Okay, let’s spend it loudly. “Okay, this should be enough.”
As soon as the bonfire was set up, the fire was lit.
This is what Karen whipped up in an instant.
Kang Seol was amazed at how she found things to do on her own without him having to do anything.
“you must be tired. “You too, get some rest.”
“No, I’m fine. “If you both rest, who will watch the fire?”
The person who responded to Karen’s words was Jamard, who jumped out from the shadow space.
He said, stretching as soon as he came out.
“I will do it. “I’ve been in a dark place all day, so I’m getting a little sore.”
“Thank you Jamard.”
“Hmph, the obvious thing.”
Jamard deliberately turned his back to the outskirts and warmed himself by the fire. As his large body guarded the bonfire, the fire burned more intensely.
“Oh… troll! “It’s reliable at times like this!”
“Well, this is also the reason why this friend trusts me the most.”
Karen glared at Snowfall as if she were angry.
“You said not yet?”
“Acknowledging me as your master.”
“Yeah… that’s right. Kahaha.”
She scratched her head sheepishly.
The sight of the bonfire burning further aggravated Snowfall’s fatigue.
After a while, the snow falls, unable to overcome drowsiness, and falls down on the leather that had been laid out beforehand.
Karen and Jamard were staring blankly at the bonfire.
– It’s awkward…
– It’s uncomfortable…
– Can we become friends?
– Normally, if things go like this, the two of you start dating later
– Go away, you b*stard. Before splitting the head.
– Okay, that’s enough… Shoot, shoot…
– (Sprinkle salt)
Jamard, who was enjoying the silence, glanced at Karen and asked.
“Is it not yet?”
“Accepting him as my master.”
“Well… how about it?”
Karen leaned back against a suitable load, put her legs together, and wrapped her arms around her.
“I do not know either.”
“What’s so complicated? “What’s stopping you?”
“Hehe… Why do you want me to remove anything that’s in the way?”
“No, you have to destroy that thing yourself.”
“What are you waiting for?”
“Stop playing around.”
Karen said, pouting her lips at Jamard’s serious expression.
“Troll, after you became a shadow, did you immediately follow that human?”
“of course. “I hate being lukewarm.”
“why? “For a troll, it looks like you were a friend who had fun somewhere.”
“Hmm… right. But in the end, I was defeated by the guy who was sleeping over there without knowing anything about the world.”
“to? So you lost to Karuna, right?”
“It’s different, I lost to Snowman.”
“You don’t want to acknowledge Karuna…”
“No, you probably don’t want to acknowledge that friend. “Are you anxious?”
“I’m afraid you’ll eventually acknowledge that friend.”
“Don’t skip it.”
“If the decision is difficult, I’ll tell you my story.”
Jamard looked at the bonfire with eyes that seemed to be reminiscing something.
“The Rock Tooth tribe that I ruled was strong. “No one could arbitrarily invade our territory, and our size only grew.”
“how much? “Was the tribe that ruled it big?”
“Because they controlled an entire mountain. Did you get the answer?”
“Wow… you were even better than I expected?”
“Anyway, as the leader of the tribe, I thought I could control everything. “The thoughts and power of the tribe.”
Jamard picked up a small stone and squeezed it with one hand.
When I opened my hand, the stone turned into sand.
“It was an illusion. “My tribe’s name disappeared less than a day after the Snowman infiltrated where the tribe was.”
“You might be right. I lost to Karuna. But obviously I had one chance and I gave it my all. I definitely could have won. No matter how strong Karuna was, I was stronger at the time.”
“But it didn’t work out that way. I was defeated by Karuna and my tribe disappeared. Why did I serve him after I became a shadow? easy. It’s because I surrendered to my core. My tribe, my brothers, and even me. “Because it was that b*stard who defeated everyone, not Karuna.”
“Is it because of the result of the game?”
“No, it must be because of the process of winning. If that b*stard doesn’t like something he wants to achieve, he will use every means at his disposal. And you do it in the end.”
“After becoming a shadow, when I see what that b*stard is planning… I come forward without even knowing. “I am Jamaard, the chieftain of the Stone Fang, to help that b*stard.”
Karen, who had been listening intently to Jamard’s words, responded when he seemed to have finished talking.
“I heard you right. “That’s a good story.”
“What I’m curious about is you. “Are you bound here simply because of your brother?”
“Uhm… I don’t know that. “What does Karuna like about that person?”
“Don’t jump to conclusions. “He may be physically weak, but his thoughts are deep.”
“Kahaha! Yes, I guess so. “You are the one who follows me so much.”
The sound of birds could be heard from far away.
The bonfire warmed the surroundings, but the warmth did not reach my heart.
Karen lowered her head and spoke.
Her own story.
“Are you dreaming?”
“You troll. “Do you dream after you become a shadow?”
“No, I’ve never done that before.”
“Are you dreaming?”
Birds chirping again.
“Yes, a very unpleasant dream.”
“I want to hear it.”
“It’s nothing special. “I dream of the Montra days.”
“That fallen empire. Isn’t it time to let go? “Karuna never mentioned anything about Montra.”
“That’s it. It’s not working. I can’t forget the burning ecliptic, the terrible breathing of the usurpers, and… Jin’s appearance. “Am I strange?”
“I guess I have a rather good memory.”
“Bad memories are not easily forgotten.”
“I’m a bit slow to accept it.”
Karen looked at her sword among the temporary equipment she had brought with her.
“I’ve tried various things on my own while coming here, right?”
“What do you mean?”
“So, mindset! “But until Karuna comes back, you still have to leave that damn b*stard alone.”
“Even if you don’t do that, I’m here.”
“I feel insecure about you. Anyway, I’m anxious. Oh, that’s not what I was trying to say…”
“The sword is not drawn.”
Jamard suddenly turned his head and asked if he was saying something strange.
“What nonsense is that?”
“Do you think it’s a joke?”
“Is there such a thing as crazy that the sword can’t be drawn?”
“I don’t understand either. however… “Because I was trying to draw a sword for someone other than Jin…”
Karen appealed to Jamard with soulless eyes.
“The sword… is heavy. “It’s too heavy.”
“This is going crazy.”
“Kahaha… It’s me.”
Silence filled the air again along with the sound of birds.
But at that time, Snowfall, who had fallen asleep, woke up rubbing her eyes.
– (Actually, I was listening)
– (I was pretending to sleep)
– (Nostrils twitching)
“I was about to wake you up.”
“Okay, let’s put off sleep for now.
The reaction continued as if snowfall was bound to happen, and Karen looked back at the sky and said,
“Birdsong. “Is that why you woke up?”
“Yes, the birdsong is getting closer.”
Snowfall said, looking up at the sky.
“He’s coming here. “Is it because of the fire?”
The shadow of a huge bird was approaching them.
“I’m being targeted! Hey, protect the snowman!”
“okay! First, put out the fire!”
Karen waved her hand and the light went out.
At this moment, the huge bird was rushing towards them.
“Bow your head!”