Last Divine Protection (4)
You can send me back to Earth?
I shook my head.
It was a story that could be tempting for a moment, but it couldn’t be done.
“I’ll just accept your heart.”
“Are you saying there’s nothing to worry about?”
“Because it’s unthinkable now.”
“If I suddenly disappear from here, this whole world will be ruined. “Anyway, I’m not that irresponsible person.”
Eve recognized that I was a better player and handed me the Destiny Codex.
The three dragons and Hael were the ones who came into this world because of me.
‘Kals and Irene are growing a shy love for me…’
As a result of my actions, the people of the empire, including Mirpicia, lost their emperor and even dethroned the crown prince.
And I became their new emperor.
Everyone was only looking at me.
But if it disappears now, there wouldn’t be a bad ending.
“It will be an ending that no one watching this world wants. “I am also included in that.”
“Hmm. “Won’t you regret it?”
“You don’t know that. But at least for now I think this is correct. “You can’t live your life anticipating the regrets that might come in the future.”
That was my answer.
Then, system messages suddenly appeared before my eyes.
These are messages that seem to be encountered particularly frequently these days.
[Synchronization between ‘player’ and ‘character’ is currently in progress.]
[68% 69% 70% 71%….]
[75% completed so far.]
Surprisingly, this time, we broke through the 70% mark in one go. I threw it away.
I felt like I knew a little bit now.
The synchronization progress rate increases every time I make a decision.
This seemed to be a measure of how much the NPC Gilroshan and the player I had the same will.
‘If the synchronization progress rate reaches 100%, I can be seen as someone who makes exactly the same choices as Gilroshan.’
It was not something that could be accomplished simply through my will alone.
From the moment I was almost decapitated by the priests of the revolutionary army, everyone treated me as the ‘foolish third prince’.
This was possible because I faced those gazes and became a new person.
Choosing to remain in this world and fulfill my responsibilities was along the same lines.
If I had been asked the same question not long after possessing this body, the choice would have been very obvious.
‘Of course I said I would return to Earth. ‘Because I wanted to wake up from this nightmare right away.’
But not anymore.
I got used to living as Gilroshan and considered the people around him as my own.
I felt a sense of meaning to this world.
So I decided to take responsibility.
Myeongamseong quietly laughed.
“Hmm, that’s right. That’s fun. “Then it seems that it is your innate ‘destiny’ to elevate this world.”
Something suddenly occurred to me in his words.
The questions and answers we exchanged when we first met at the tomb ruins of Aurax.
-Then do you know why I was called to this dimension?
-Know. But I don’t know.
-This guy is really…!
-I know that you came to our world to fulfill your destiny, but I don’t know what that destiny is.
I was told that I could not clearly see what destiny I had to fulfill and that I had to find the path myself.
But that just came out of my mouth by itself.
The only destiny that I want to achieve even as I refuse to return to the original world I lived in.
I wanted to stop the demon god’s plan and save this world.
Belated realization brought about feelings of disappointment.
I shook my head and took a sip of my Americano, and the light and dark side laughed as if they were having fun.
“Perhaps everything around you was pointing to that fate. This is your path. “Destiny is over there.”
That was also correct.
Looking back, it was as if electronic signs were flashing around me all the time.
The existence of the Destiny Codex.
Threats and coercion by Jerez Magria.
Hael was about to absorb all the divine blood and hand it over to me…
It was as if everyone was pointing in that direction.
“Yes, that’s right. I think so. Could you please give me one more cup of coffee? Contrast?”
“I won’t be able to sleep at night.”
“Then go for decaf.”
“Tsk. “You are an ascetic enemy.”
However, the brightness and darkness made new coffee come out by tapping the glass cup once.
The taste of the coffee was very bland, so it was clear that it was decaffeinated.
Now only one question remained in my mind.
‘Another way to take over the position of the Great Godhead.’
However, the contrast reacted a bit strangely.
When I cautiously asked him how to do that, he suddenly looked the other way.
“How to inherit the throne? Isn’t that just a matter of absorbing the divine blood? Just like the Demon God of Oblivion is doing now.”
“Hey, I turned back the perspective of the world to avoid that.”
“You worked in vain.”
“no. There must be another way. “Don’t you know?”
Absorbing new blood may be an easy and quick way.
But it wasn’t the path I wanted.
The light and dark surface seemed to know something, but the reaction was very strange.
“How should I know? Does this body look like an encyclopedia?”
“No, Light and Darkness, you are also a god, right? “How were you able to get to that location?…”
But Myeong-Amseong only shrugged his shoulders.
“That is a useless story. “Because you are not my successor.”
He was strangely firm.
It was a very different attitude from the past, when people would talk like a bully, saying that it might or might not be the case.
I think I know something.
‘Maybe the inevitable storm has weakened, but is it preventing it at all? So, are you keeping quiet about how to inherit the great man’s divinity?’
I looked at the calm expression of the light and darkness for a long time, making guesses.
Then he laughed.
“If this continues, my face will melt. As I said, the way I ascended to godhood means nothing to you. But the gods of this world might be a little different.”
“Gods of this world?”
I tilted my head.
Because their case felt meaningless to me.
Although they were sitting on thrones, those twelve gods were not real gods.
The Celestials who had been assisting the ‘Great One’ simply rebelled and took over one position at a time.
But keep that in mind.
‘I wouldn’t have said something unnecessary.’
The bottom line is the bottom line.
I thought carefully about ‘The Fall of the Gods,’ one of the scenarios that appears at the end of the original game ‘The God-Forsaken World’.
And then there was even greater confusion.
“What are you asking me to do? “It’s just that everyone wielded the authority delegated to them by the Great Person, then came to be worshiped by humans, gathered their faith, and ascended to heaven, right?”
“What is it? ‘Is that so?’ Even though you know?”
“Think carefully, agent. “What does today’s question and answer mean?”
As he said that, blue sparks flew out from his body.
As expected, what I expected was correct.
Although the inevitable storm has weakened, this part is tightly contained.
It is a prohibition strong enough to punish you just for pointing out that you should think carefully about what the question and answer just said means.
It also meant that some hints were passed between us.
I have no idea what that is.
Myeong-Am-seong, who was frowning for a moment as if in pain, pushed off the chair and stood up.
He approached me and put his hand on my shoulder.
“This will be the last blessing bestowed upon you.”
[The blessing ‘Blessing of the Ancient Guardians’ is updated.]
[The restriction ‘Level 60’ has been removed and the new restriction ‘Great God’ has been given.] I
can continue to enjoy the protection of the five guardians until I reach the Great God’s rank. It meant something.
In the original game, this was the part expressed as ‘level 100’.
In < New Verse >, ‘level 99’ was the maximum level, so the limit of ‘level 100’ meant virtually unlimited level.
So does this mean that ‘level 100’ is the position of the great?
However, no matter how much I increased my experience at level 99, nothing changed…
“Keep moving forward, Deputy. As a side note, I think we will soon be able to achieve the first goal we set out. Even if you don’t try.”
“If your first goal is, do you really mean ‘reconstruction of Everlast’?”
Myeong-Am-seong laughed happily and stepped back.
Then he threw something at me.
A very familiar type of canned beverage.
“They said they don’t handle carbonated drinks.”
“It’s a surprise gift. “Goodbye then, Deputy.”
The guardian stars disappeared like a mirage.
As I left the ruins that had been converted into a cafe, I saw Ferrarindio flying in the sky.
I shivered slightly as a breeze blew from somewhere.
It was time to return to Certion.
* * *
“Brothers, how am I? “Are you okay?”
“sure. Archbishop! Of course it’s okay! You look very young today. “You look tall as always!”
“okay? Wow. “Thank goodness.”
Archbishop Edvik Rondel of the Quatras Church smiled with satisfaction.
The priests who left their bodies in the rickety carriage had similar expressions.
Their eyes sparkled at the view of the splendid imperial castle Kertion seen from the carriage window.
‘The opportunity has finally come. An opportunity to move the Great Temple to the Imperial Castle!’
Now they were on their way to the imperial palace after receiving the new emperor’s call.
After the eventful coronation, Emperor Gilroshan did not make much of an external move except for the issue of bringing the five beast tribes under the control of the Magic Empire.
However, he sent a letter to the great temple of Quatras and invited the priests.
It was a message that there was a tense story to discuss.
Edvik Rondel was delighted.
‘It looks like you’re finally trying to repay your debt!’
Even the priests of learning had no idea that the breath of a demon god had touched the patient they cared for at the Great Temple.
Because of that incident and the collapse of the library’s roof, the priests were severely reprimanded by Quatras.
‘It’s nice to see that something good has happened these days and you seem to be in a good mood.’
Of course, getting salt chocolate or something was quite a hassle.
Anyway, in this process, the priests of learning had no choice but to ponder over the identity of the culprit… It was only when the
war broke out in the Halhendra Plains and the imperial guardian dragons appeared that they finally realized it.
Third Prince Giloshan was the culprit.
But I couldn’t raise the issue.
At that time, the 3rd prince had emerged as a candidate for succession to the throne.
‘I couldn’t push the bill to the prince who would soon become emperor, so I had no choice but to remain quiet for now.’
Only after he was finally crowned as the new emperor did Edvik Rondel begin to consider whether to ask for support.
I was quite worried about how to get the word out.
Meanwhile, an invitation came from the emperor.
‘You don’t really have a conscience!’
Edvik Rondel, who regarded the invitation as a sign of reconciliation, had come to the imperial palace dressed in the newest bishop’s uniform.
He was full of dreams that he could accelerate the ‘Great Temple Relocation Plan’, which was a long-awaited project of the Quatras Church.
But the moment the carriage entered the imperial palace.
The Archbishop sensed a strange atmosphere.
Heavily armed knights and wizards with serious expressions were walking around the imperial palace as if they were about to go to war.
‘Could it be that the negotiations with the beast tribe failed? So are you planning to retaliate with force?’
The priests of learning entered the Pale Dragon with an ominous premonition.
The boy emperor sitting on the throne had a very complicated expression.
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