This time, Karuna’s energy has changed significantly beyond simply becoming stronger.
Magra, who witnessed that energy, froze as if he had turned into stone.
Karen soared into the air.
The burning scarlet sword struck down Magra.
And then Karuna’s sword crushed Magra.
Magra’s feet fell to the ground, and the floor of the summit and the ceiling of the lower level collapsed.
It was the beginning of the great collapse of the Altar of Fire.
* * *
Sulfur skeleton troops entered Magra’s blurred vision.
“Master Magra! Magra! What happened! Come to your senses!”
This voice was one that Magra had heard often recently.
“Magra! Are you out of your mind? They…”
Karen Karuna, Jamad, and Snowfall fell one after another through the collapsed ceiling.
Afterwards, people who had no need to climb up to the torch gathered here, which had collapsed and expanded.
“Everyone is fine! “I survived thanks to you!”
“What should I do now? Trolls are coming up from below!”
Magra stood up shakily.
Magra is breathing heavily.
I had to put a lot of effort into saying that much.
“Cough… Now, Zando….”
“Master Magra! “What happened?”
“… A problem has arisen. Very serious.”
“What kind of problem is this? The central axis of the altar was shifted again due to the impact. “Once this is restored, I will join in!”
“No, the central axis is not important anymore. “It’s better to break something like that.”
Snowfall quietly waited for Magra. There were no variables no matter how the situation progressed.
Magra said with a sombre expression.
“This place is over today. “Your plan has come to an end, so don’t hesitate and return to your tribe right now and report it to the Federation.”
“yes? “Is it because of those rats?”
Magra shook his head.
The words he spoke with a self-deprecating laugh were shocking.
“It wasn’t a rat. “It was a misjudgment.”
“Even as I get older, the feeling is still the same. “Today… I will die.”
“Master Magra! Additional troops have arrived! Now they…”
“Shut up and listen! A cup too! There’s nothing we can do with our troops. A body without a head is nothing more than a piece of meat! Today… I will die, but for the price of my life, the Sulfur Skull will not have to die. Tell it to the federation. Magra even used gold magic. If I just say this, the old people will judge for themselves. There is no time, go. hurry!”
“And… be sure to remember the shadow. “If this Magra’s end is a bitter one.”
“stop! “There’s nothing more to say!”
Magra urged Zando and stepped forward.
This was my first time seeing snowfall like this. Running away.
And indeed, Jando bit his lip and without saying a word, he gathered up the few remaining soldiers and began to leave.
“Now, we have to catch it….”
“We can’t afford to do that.”
In reality, it could be said that snowfall accounted for almost all of the combat power of these personnel.
Since the two twin knights were dealing with Magra and Jamard had to protect Snowfall, there was no time to escalate the fight here.
Just worry for a moment.
Magra lit up his final flame as if to draw attention away from the retreating Zando.
He said resolutely.
“I’ll try my best not to make this last part of Magra ugly. “It would be nice if you could be my companion on the road.”
simplicity and honesty.
His weak body gradually swelled.
The muscles that had only traces of them built up again, and the wrinkles went away and tight skin took their place.
[Fire-heated Magra uses the forbidden spell: Incarnation.]
[Fire-heated Magra’s physical abilities and magic power are maximized.]
[Forbidden spell uses the caster’s vitality as its sacrifice.
Magra’s appearance changed to resemble a monkey clad in flames, just like the Purga he had encountered earlier. As if he had lost his mind, the whites of his eyes were exposed and he was drooling.
Unlike before, his attack on Karen was powerful enough to push her back.
“This old man!”
Karen resolutely swung her sword and pushed his blade away. Karuna suddenly took a breath through the gap.
A cheerful sound.
Magra also easily blocked Karuna’s attack and then continued his attack.
In an instant, more than a dozen collisions occurred.
In the process, the back and forth continued to the extent that it was difficult to say which side suffered the loss.
At that time, the entire altar began to shake.
As the clash with Magra continued, the shaking grew. Perhaps it was because the zando had stopped supporting the altar.
Magra quickly fell into a trance.
It was truly a strange fight.
“Ride to death! Burn to death! Hi-Hi! “Fire!”
His speed was like lightning and his power shook heaven and earth.
Even Karen and Karuna, who were in the most perfect condition, could not hurt him.
‘No, that’s not it.’
Karen and Karuna were constantly hurting Magra. Even if Magra is stabbed or cut, it recovers instantly.
Once the incarnation spell is over, unless something goes wrong, Magra will face the end.
It was then.
One corner of the altar shook violently, and the shaking intensified.
Blah blah blah…
Blah blah blah!
The altar collapsed in real time.
“Everyone hold on tight! “Don’t let it fall!”
“wagon! “Someone help me with the cart!”
“catch! “Hold Dad’s hand!”
In Abi Gyu-hwan.
In a dangerous situation, people gathered together as one mass.
Kang Seol felt ominous when Magra’s pupils, who seemed to have lost their senses, returned to their original clear state.
Magra used his final move, aiming for the moment when the altar collapsed.
“Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk t… of of of of of of 1 You can’t escape, let’s die together, shadows!”
[Fire-heated Magra uses the forbidden spell: fuse.]
[It explodes after a moment.]
“Hehe… Before you guys can escape, the flames will destroy everything.” It will be devoured. “This altar… you… everything.”
Magra seemed to have turned herself into a huge bomb.
A huge force was gathering within his body. All the power he had gathered during his lifetime.
“I can’t run away…”
“How… what should I do!”
This time is so urgent that it can be said to be desperate.
“Please save me.”
“Help me Snowman!”
“Please save us!”
“I don’t want to die… I don’t want to die… Mom.”
People were united as one, looking at the snowfall.
The fairytale-like anecdotes he showed gave hope to the residents who thought they would never survive once they were taken to Yognatun.
I can buy it. Don’t give up.
Everyone’s eyes were focused on Kang Seol.
Just as Kang Seol was about to open his mouth, someone stepped forward.
Just like that.
“I guess it won’t work….”
“I’ll give you 99 points.”
It’s a gray knight.
It was Karen.
“I just got 100 points.”
Kang Seol recalled what she had once said.
– I will serve you wholeheartedly once I reach all the points.
Soon Magra’s explosion drowned out the sound.
At that moment, Karen spun around violently.
[Karen uses the Flower of Fire.]
[Absorbs heat within a certain radius.]
It was a truly strange encounter.
A knight from a fallen empire is awakened by the hand of a mere shadow summoner. Even for those who are still far below that level.
After giving Jin’s head to the usurpers, Karen was reduced to ashes. My heart burned with so much anger and sadness.
But why did she stand up after such a long time?
By the hands of that cold-looking human.
That’s how the journey began.
She still had no reason to live.
Although Karuna was now within reach, she still felt empty.
The trip with the summoner wasn’t that bad.
Even though I became a shadow, I was still hungry, so I ate a lot of delicious food. Food that has changed from previous times. The taste was more refined and stimulating.
Still, the food I remember most now was the food the summoner cooked. When I sat around the campfire and ate stew while the fire blew, I felt lost.
It was like a dream I had while falling into a deep sleep in her home deep within the Montra Empire.
I feel like I’m an adventurer.
She still wanted to be a knight of Jin, but that was the first time she got the feeling that being an adventurer wouldn’t be bad either.
Karen felt lost throughout the trip.
Between what and what is that wandering?
life and death.
Or from Jhin and the Summoner.
She denied being shaken.
I wanted to be Jin’s knight forever.
It happened in Shadow Canyon.
– It’s okay to fly, Koopa.
The summoner who turned his back and tickled the giant bird’s neck was a mysterious person. What the summoner said made her feel at ease.
Even if it was only a few months of travel, she knew for sure.
Wherever he went, wherever there was life, he was wanted.
– Thank you… Thank you… Ugh….
– It is salvation. How could such a miraculous thing happen?
There were people who considered him a miracle or salvation.
‘It seems ordinary to me…’
All eyes followed him.
The fact that she herself was flattered by those looks was a secret she could not tell anyone.
– Heroes are lazy. You didn’t save me.
Gunt’s dying words pierced her heart like a dagger. It was as if he was scolding her for still wandering around in a bad mood.
The world is like this, but you are still lazy.
‘no! I… I…’
She was lost.
Even though I had power, I had no idea how to wield it.
But the summoner was different.
He looked somewhere with expressionless eyes. As if he was confident, as if he knew this path.
She envied him.
She could no longer control her shaking.
I already knew.
That he is right.
But I became afraid again.
If things continue like this, I will forget Jin, and if that happens, the most precious memories of my life will disappear.
The summoner who was stroking the bird’s feathers turned back.
He was not snowfall.
It was Jin.
“Is that why you came to see me again? “Faithful knight.”
“You’re still hesitant. That’s how you are. “You need to know that I’m stubborn.”
She knows too.
The fact that I can see Jin now means that this place is not real.
The reality was in a more painful place.
So it’s painful.
If the rotation stops even for a moment, the flames will engulf people.
That’s more painful.
Is this what a hero is like?
Having to shoulder everyone else’s pain.
I felt proud and distressed at the same time, and my mind went blank again.
As I got further away from reality, Jin approached me.
“What answer do you want?”
“… They say the emperor is made by the times and the times are made by people.”
Jin’s illusion nodded.
“It’s a new era where an emperor is born… How do you know that?”
“Are you curious about the method?”
Jin gave an answer right away.
“Follow the eyes.”
“The eyes are like the soul of life. “Remember where those eyes are directed.”
“Where the eyes go….”
There was no way Karen, who was still spinning to suppress the flames, could see such a thing. It certainly was. There was no way it could be seen.
But it was visible.
All people’s eyes were on Snowfall.
‘Isn’t it me?’
I do not know yet.
“Was this the answer?”
“Thank you so much.”
The gray world began to turn red.
Her world was set on fire, like burning all the pictures containing memories.
Let’s go together…
Finally, she stopped spinning.
As if a curtain had lifted and the dark clouds were pushed aside by a clear sky, Magra’s flames gathered around Karen’s missing sword. The figure looked as if it was clutching the air.
Her hair changed from gray to red.
It was finally back.
“Kahaha! “Still… I still have something left to burn!”
She looked happy.
There was silence.
The collapse of the altar had already stopped, perhaps because the central axis had been corrected due to excessive shock.
She said with a grin.
“I still don’t know. “Even if you have power, you don’t know how to wield it and what to cut.”
“But you seem to know that. So I ask.”
Her smile disappeared.
“Could you tell me the way?”
Kang Seol answered.
Karen muttered quietly.
“Karen, the 10th guardian of the Montra royal family, I will step down from my position as guardian as of today. “Thank you so much.”
A huge flame flew from her hand towards Magra.
[Karen uses Red Lotus Cham.]
[Can’t control her power.]
[Red Lotus Cham improves.]
“Hello, Jin. “I’m leaving.”
Karen still saw the illusion of Jin in her eyes.
But Jin’s welcome caught fire.
His vision was distorted, as if a faded photograph had been set on fire.
He said with a smile.
– It’s okay to fly, Karen.
The illusion finally disappeared.
A warm energy swept over the altar.
[enlightenment! Karen awakens a new ability.]
[Karen discovers the season: drawing a sunset.]
[The season: drawing a sunset is born!]
Now is the era of great purification.
All that is hungry and evil will be consumed by fire.
Magra let out a scream of pain while being engulfed in flames.
The dawn of a new era came with the glow of dusk.