"……Did we come to the right place?"
[We should have…….. we should have, but what is happening here!?]
The scene where dragons and angels fought bloody battles. The one that lead the charge against the other side was the dragon Teraka that Yu IlHan knew all too well.
Wait, he came here? He succeeded in making Yu IlHan, who was proficient in reading the flow of incidents, panic. Of course, this would be his first and last success. After all, this turned out to be the worst result for him possible!
[No, we shouldn't stay still like this. We must go save them now!]
Spiera also didn't' seem to have imagined that there would be a battle so early on, and took out her spear. Yu IlHan found the figure of Teraka that was driving the angels into a corner, and made a bitter smile.
"Is this fate…"
"You could……… but the situation is heading towards a strange direction."
Liera walked sheepishly out of the mansion with her pajamas on and defenselessly forced her way into Yu IlHan's arms. It wasn't that she didn't notice Spiera, but she didn't seem concerned about her at all. Spiera burst out laughing while looking at Liera's peaceful expression and flew up with her two wings.
[I can't bear to watch. Yu IlHan, I'll go first. I'll need to beat up that arrogant lizard.]
[First attack? I think you're mistaken.]
Spiera's two eyes glistened. As she was receiving the effects of Yu IlHan's concealment, she was unseen by anyone other than Liera and Yu IlHan - and had a confident smile. Bringing up all her power as a 6th class, she declared.
[If it's the current me, the first attack shall be the last.]
[Yu IlHan, my single greatest strike - etch it into your two eyes. Be thankful to your luck in having acquired an opportunity to bear witness to the Great Cosmos-severing Spear up close.]
Never in her life did Spiera rely on concealment. It was an embarrassment for her, who had always fought from the front! However, that thought changed gradually while she watched Yu IlHan.
The one who survives is the victor, and until now Yu IlHan had gained successive victories with his concealment. Watching what he possessed at the end of all that, cowardice or embarrassment became laughable things. Moreover, this was a war for a higher world! Anything that could be used advantageously must be used.
[Then, I shall go.]
[So greedy…… Eei, this is a bribe for the alliance. I'll give you all of it. So you open your eyes wide, and watch me from this place.]
Spiera's spear glowed with a mysterious power. This was the spear that Yu IlHan had never seen before - the spear that harbored all of Spiera's power as a 6th class!
With zero presence thanks to Yu IlHan's concealment skill, Spiera flew straight towards Teraka. Her body glowed in light blue and drew a trail like a comet, but the only one that could see that was of course, Yu IlHan and Liera.
The moment before Spiera and Teraka clashed, Yu IlHan thought - don't protagonists usually beat such guys? - like so.
[Proceed! Go against an angel by teaming up! Threat to your lives? You just need to charge……. Mm?]
Not that it was meaningful though. Spiera had no thoughts in leaving the one that stirred up trouble in the Heaven's Army camp to someone else.
[is what it means to sever the cosmos.]
Spiera's spear severed the very fabric of space. Teraka, who was facing tens of angels at once with his magic, didn't even notice Spiera's approaching and received her attack in full, and without even any time to activate defense magic, he was cleanly cut in the neck.
Like that! Just like that! Without any time for any screams or final words, and above all, without any room to leave behind foreshadows! While watching that, Yu IlHan muttered absentmindedly.
"That's the Great Cosmos-severing Spear?"
"Well, yeah, it is indeed strong, but……."
Muttered Yu IlHan while redrawing the trajectory that Spiera had drawn in the air; that was only seen by Liera and Yu IlHan himself.
Her technique was indeed very strong, enough to ignore the defenses of a 6th class, but, well? In Yu IlHan's eyes, it did not look that strong. If it's that amount of destructive power, he could probably block it with the Spear of Untraceable Trajectory. Not that he'll honestly tell that to Spiera.
Spiera fully extended her two pairs of wings and grabbed Teraka's severed head and body. Although her technique looked to be lacking somewhat, her figure holding up Teraka's head couldn't look any cooler.
It didn't seem to be his thoughts alone, and the other angels also rejoiced and shouted.
[Spiera has returned! She has killed the leader of the enemy at the same time!]
[The remaining ones are mere lower existences, kill them all!]
Yu IlHan saw that Teraka had died too easily and thought 'that must not be the end of him, is it?' but he did die with that one strike. The evidence of it appeared on Yu IlHan's retina after all.
[You have earned experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 411 Teraka.]
It seemed that Yu IlHan's influence was quite big as he gained experience and record as well. However, Yu IlHan couldn't really be happy.
"I feel like my stage was just stolen by Spiera. I even have the Eight-tailed dragon spear which is effective against dragons, I feel like I've made a loss……."
"Do you really have to be dejected because you couldn't fight a 6th class…….? Rather, if IlHan's concealment is added on top of a monster like Spiera, such an absurd thing happens……"
Liera was still half asleep and was talking nonsense even while dragons were rampaging around. However, Yu IlHan did not bother replying to her. Spiera threw the body of Teraka behind her, and at that moment, the possession of Teraka's body was transferred to him.
He received Teraka's body into his inventory while being careful of his concealment. The dragons despaired while watching Teraka disappear into thin air.
[W, we need to flee. We cannot win against them with our power alone!]
[No, if we make it through this fight, we'll become stronger!]
On the enemy side, no one other than Teraka were bigshots. Yu IlHan also immediately helped out the angels. Though, in fact, he just wanted to take all the dragon remains for himself!
"Mir, can you fight them?"
"If you're worried about that, it's fine. If I cook it well, all those weird things will disappear."
"Then I'll fight!"
Yumir also got off the Guardian fortress and charged towards the battlefield. Yu IlHan was relieved at Yumir's figure and he also went into the fight. Against higher existences, he had to conceal himself and had to put all his power to his surprise attacks, but right now, there was no need to do that.
"Mystic, maximum output. I don't care how many 4th class magic stones you use, so shoot to your heart's content."
[While not damaging the bodies, right? Roger that!]
Hundred Eyes floated in the air. As more mana gathered, the resting personnel also gathered their attention on that, and when everyone woke up, Mystic's strike pierced through the battlefield and instantly annihilated over a hundred dragons. It was a refreshing strike indeed!
[Wh, what is that!?]
[B, but right now.]
Right now, you guys are all being lynched so it's no time for you to be hunting us! With an evil smirk that any villainess would have fallen for, Yu IlHan drove both the Flying fortress and the Guardian fortress.
"Hunt as much as possible. They are weak so there's no worry about dying! Miss YuNa, output as much blessings as possible!"
"Hiiing, I thought we could finally rest, but it's work again! I hate you, Mr. IlHan!"
However, even while she was grumbling, blessings were being poured onto the army filling the two fortresses.
Yu IlHan also felt his vitality rise after being blessed by her and took into the air. His concealment was revealed anyway. Right now, the one that rampaged the most was the winner.
"Orochi, let's work a little more!"
[There are a lot of easy food. I also welcome this hunt!]
The Eight-tailed dragon spear burned with a translucent flame. Yu IlHan thought that there was no need for Falling Down with the angels here. In fact, the dragons couldn't even escape properly so he didn't see the need to either!
[W, we cannot endure anymore.]
[Lord Teraka is not with us anymore! What we can trust…… is nothing, dammit! Kugh!]
Even dragons over level 250 were mere mobs that were lower levelled than Yu IlHan himself! Yu IlHan moved faster than the angels who were now freed from the threat of Teraka, and tried his best to kill as many dragons as possible.
As long as he had his Eight-tailed dragon spear, Yu IlHan received 120% increase in his damage, so any random swing of his spear would annihilate the dragons here.
"IlHan is so cool!"
[J, just what is that lower existence!? I half-doubted it when they said we'll ally with them, but if it's him…….!]
[Yu IlHan, Yu IlHan of Earth!]
Thought not as much as Yu IlHan with the Eight-tailed dragon spear, it was the same for the two fortresses and the armies inside that had an easy time facing the dragons!
They finally met an enemy that 'won't kill them even with their strongest attacks'. Free experience was referring to this alright! Under Lier and Yumir's command, each of the armies rampaged around in joy.
[Lord Teraka, Lord Teraka!]
Yu IlHan-made armors and weapons increased the league of the members by a tier, and dragons that weren't higher existences could not possibly go against them. Like the first time Yu IlHan had hunted dragons, they were being given dragon slayer, dragon hunter and other titles of the like.
[W, we need to flee.] (T/N: We get it already, don't say it over and over again, sheesh)
The weapons held by angels glowed. Magic cast by hundreds of angels struck against the dragons continuously, and Yu IlHan's spear severed the lives of countless dragons.
Although their experience was way smaller compared to higher existences, their remains were one of the most needed materials for Yu IlHan right now! Yu IlHan did not stop and rampaged around. Right now, he was etching his existence deeply into the mind of the angels.
[What the hell, we abandoned Earth and gave up on that human?]
[We need to bring him to the Heaven's Army. Although I had seen him once, his growth is frightening.]
Yu IlHan had killed dragons during his 2nd class days. Now that his level and his equipment have risen by several tiers, he could hunt dragons at a speed where even Spiera could not catch up.
His throw of the spear would kill several dragons, and his swing of the spear, containing ten strikes, would simultaneously behead ten dragons. It was only a matter of time until the dragons, numbering 5,000, all died.
Listening to the final words of the enemies would provoke sympathy. As so, Yu IlHan killed the ones that talked a lot with priority. In fact, he had succeeded in concealing himself in mid battle, so no one could find him!
At the time when Yu IlHan was butchering the enemies (and gathering them) like mad, the sky above the battlefield 'opened'. The sky, the atmosphere, and the clouds were literally splitting in half, so it could only be described as 'opened'.
A horrible aura that Yu IlHan had 'never felt before' was being emitted from beyond that.
[I finally thought I found a suitable successor, but they all died.]
The voice from the gap made Yu IlHan shiver. Just what kind of being was it to possess such an aura? Although he had expected this to a certain extent, never did he imagine he would meet such a frightening monster so early on!
[That's why us dragons are no good. We always let our guard down too easily. Since the powers we possess are too strong……]
Yu IlHan quickly returned to the Flying fortress and pulled his concealment over the two fortresses. Fortunately, the enemy hadn't shown himself, so his attempt succeeded. Liera and Yumir, who were watching him all the time, also followed him back. The same with the wolfkin, the elves, and the Dragon's Army!
[The Destruction Demon Army headed to Dareu has been 'annihilated', so I can finally show myself in this place……]
The enemy's voice rang out in the air. Unlike the angels that were confused at the 'annihilated' part, Yu IlHan had guessed what was going on and was sweating cold sweat. The enemy did not put him into consideration and continued speaking.
[I shall go to that place. The memorial of my kin, I shall have it paid using your blood. The power of Echjar, the 13th Battalion Commander. Receive it with your power.]
The angels shivered. Liera was also shocked and grabbed Yu IlHan's arm.
"I, Ilhan, Echjar is……."
"How do you know!?"
"Well, that's because I couldn't finish off Teraka myself - meaning, the Eight-tailed dragon spear hasn't had its chance to act yet. And that means only one thing."
Yu IlHan's voice lowered. He continued after looking at the gigantic monster that showed itself slowly through the gap in the split sky.
"A dragon that's stronger than Teraka, in other words……"
The enemy he thought that he may have to face one day; one that he thought that it would only be after he became a higher existence that he would have to face it.
"A 7th class dragon."
The dragon that could only come to Dareu after all of his kin were slaughtered, roared loudly throughout the world. While the angels and the army under Yu IlHan, immersed in the joy of victory, fell into despair, only one, Yu IlHan, had glistening eyes.
"What would pop out if I make equipment out of that guy?"
"Get yourself together, you idiooooooooooooooot!"
Shouted Liera with all her soul. Immediately after that, the Dragon of Despair descended upon Dareu.
The curtains to the biggest battle yet had risen.
Author's notes6th classes aren't enough anymore to call nervousness from our MC.