In the plains where the frontier camp of the Destruction Demon Army was once situated, Yu IlHan, together with his subordinates and the Dragon's Army were having a banquet, when Liera, who was eating wolfkin meat by Yu IlHan's side, suddenly shivered.
"What is it, Liera? Do you……."
"….f, feel cold?"
Yu IlHan switched topics while thinking that she definitely had some sort of mind reading skill. Liera grabbed onto one of his hands tightly, perhaps to just skip over his lie, or rather, because something much more grave was about to happen.
"A new woman appeared that's aiming for you. I'm sure about this."
Yu IlHan wanted to shake Liera's hands off, but she didn't allow that to happen.
"The power of the god of love is speaking to me. I'm absolutely convinced."
"Yes, I believe you. So let go of my hand and eat some more meat."
Of course, he lied. Although he had barely realized that he did have some kind of charm to receive love from two women, he was almost fed up with Liera being overly wary against other women.
However, his thoughts vaporized when Liera opened her mouth again.
"Helièna. 7th class. Succubus. Level 519. 33,985 years old. 3rd Battalion Commander of the Destruction Demon Army. Her main skills are……"
"Charm magic and she possesses these titles……"
Liera muttered for ages like that and when she finally finished she glared at Yu IlHan while panting.
"Did you remember everything?"
"With the power of the god of love! I found out that such a woman is aiming for you!"
By this point, Yu IlHan couldn't ignore Liera's words so easily. To think she had the ability to find out all the information on the beings of opposite gender that were aiming for him… The power of the god of love was amazing! But why didn't it activate against those of the same gender?
Liera immediately resolved Yu IlHan's question.
"The mechanisms behind this makes it such that I can't find out about those that aim for you physically."
"So it's an ability that seems helpful while it's really not that helpful at all."
The problem lay in the fact that despite the considerable amount of time that had passed since she received the blessing, it was only now that Yu IlHan came to know of that ability. Of course, it did help substantially since the one trying to seduce him was a strong enemy of 7th class!
"Anyway, we've got to retreat. Another 7th class? And a succubus specializing in seduction at that!? This is no time for a banquet. Let's go back to Earth!"
Yu IlHan slowly shook his head.
"We can't just leave while dumping Erta here. Also, the magic formation will set off an alarm when that woman appears so we don't have to be in such a hurry, this woman aiming for me and that woman actually finding me are different matters altogether……. And perhaps."
Yu IlHan stood up from his seat and took a few steps backwards before touching the ground. The part where his hand was in contact with glowed blue. Naturally, this area was within the magic formation.
"Let's see, you said it was Helièna, right……"
"Although it will be difficult to prepare against a completely unknown enemy, if we have that amount of information, we can do something with the magic formation even if it is a 7th class being."
Of course, killing one was a different matter altogether…… such a though flashed through his mind.
Perhaps true chaos would ensue if he managed to manipulate the current Heaven's Army, and the Garden of Sunset that had relations with Erta?
"Very good. Liera. It's wonderful that we got to know of that woman beforehand. You're the best."
"Wow, you're making a really evil smirk…… so cool."
Besides Liera, who thought that Yu IlHan was cool no matter what he did, Na YuNa showed up. On one hand, she had a massive piece of bone with meat attached to it, and on the other, she had a glass of the fruit wine that Yu IlHan had brewed himself, with crusts of cookies around her lips.
"So there's a woman who dares to seduce our Mr. IlHan?"
"Unni, I'm only trying to support him from the side!…… if possible, forever, and if also possible, right by his side?"
"You're the most dangerous, YOU ARE!"
Ignoring the two women that started to quarrel, Yu IlHan entered the information into the magic formation.
Right now, he was saying this easily in order to make the others rest easy, but whatever he did, a 7th class was a frightening enemy. Any amount of preparation was likely to be insufficient.
Although he had won against Echjar due to circumstances and luck, this was vastly different. She was an enemy that differed from the others he had faced before, whether it was her abilities or her race! Moreover, if she was in the Destruction Demon Army, she should have information about Yu IlHan's dimensional teleportation ability. It would be near impossible to use the trick he used against Echjar once again.
The worst part about the Demon Destruction Army was that reasoning did not work against them. They just did whatever they wanted!
'But if there's something fortunate, it's that this is a relatively easy enemy…….'
Through acquiring Echjar's records, he could know the specific stats that he had. And he was about fall into despair thinking all 7th class beings had such high stats but…… from what Liera told him about her, the 7th class succubus called Helièna was very much lacking in stats compared to Echjar. In fact, she was similar to what Liera had been was when she was 6th class.
Perhaps the race of dragons is special, or the race of succubi is lacking, he didn't know, but according to Liera's information, it seemed doable.
'Of course, it does pain me that she is overwhelming in regards to psychological magic, I can't block charms completely with just Higher curse resistance. I was done in by Echjar due to the gap in leagues even though I had mastered Higher curse resistance and acquired immunity to curses as the characteristics of the Hell Bringer class… and 7th class charm should be no different from that, if not worse.'
She had mastered an unspeakably high realm of charm. Who knows how many times she evolved that skill. In any case, a 7th class was a 7th class. Even if she was lacking regards to personal might, she would be able to compensate for it with magic.
Once was enough for him to get beaten up while having faith in his skills. Yu IlHan gritted his teeth and stood up.
"I've done entering the information. Fortunately, she hasn't come to Dareu yet."
"Of course, there's something I have to finish as soon as possible."
It was very fortunate that he got to found out about the enemy beforehand. Thanks to that, he could prepare for it like this.
Yu IlHan sighed lightly and dusted of his knees and retreated far back enough in order to not bother the ones enjoying the banquet. Na YuNa and Liera also followed him.
"I wanted to save it up and give it to myself as a birthday present, but since things came to this, I can't help it."
"Oh, I think I get it……"
Na YuNa tilted her head and Liera sweated cold sweat. Amidst of that, Yu IlHan checked the surroundings to see if there was enough space and opened his inventory in midair.
The body of a gigantic black dragon showed itself from the inside.
"It's still absurd even when I see it now. Just how did we kill this guy……?"
While Na YuNa and Liera retreated while sweating cold sweat, Yu IlHan rubbed his cheeks on the head of the dragon's corpse that barely retained its 7th class power.
"Thanks for retaining your power!"
"That's the worst appreciation speech I've seen in my life."
Since a gigantic dragon corpse appeared, there was no way his subordinates would not notice that. However, Yu IlHan just shook his hand, saying it was no big deal, and called out the Cradle of Miracles prior to dismantling it.
"Why did you take that out? Are you going to bathe here or something?"
"From when was such a hypertech attached to it!?"
Yu IlHan let Liera check the information on the Cradle of Miracles. She hesitated before extending her hand slowly and touching the Cradle of Miracles. A series of magnificent text appeared on her eyes!
[Cradle of Miracles]
[Durability - indestructible]
1. Purifies and concentrates all materials containing mana.
3. Stimulates a positive mutation of all materials, but the direction cannot be willed.
5. Stimulates the evolution of all lifeforms that enter the cradle.
7. Can enhance the abilities by consuming dragonkin materials.]
"What, is, this……?"
Liera muttered dumbfoundedly, and Yu IlHan, answered in a bright voice.
"It's our shared bath."
"That's one luxurious bath you have right there…."
At the same time, it was also a key that showed the path he, Yumir and the others would have to walk on in the future. However, it was quite strange that the key was not that related to his innate talents or the thousand years he had lived, but from an unintended crafting process.
Thinking back, this was the biggest miracle Yu IlHan may have encountered. In that sense, the name of this artifact was very suitable. And in the birth of this miracle, Erta's influence was absolute. Although she shouldn't have intended for this…… he was only thankful to her for that - that was what he thought.
"Shared? Kyaa, so embarrassing, but if it's with you, I'm always wil……."
"I never said we'll go in together."
Yu IlHan severed Na Yuna's delusions and ignored Liera who was dumbfoundedly looking at the Cradle of Miracles and proceeded to start work.
By 7th class, even the best of his dismantling knives wouldn't work, so he had to use the Eight-tailed dragon spear to dismantle it.
[Master, I think it's a little late to say this now, but.]
Orochi suddenly spoke to Ilhan just as he enchanted Orochi to the Eight-tailed dragon spear, as even Superhuman strength was not enough.
"What is it?"
[Kuoooooooooooooooh! YOUUUUUUUUUUUU! DARE DO THAT TO MY BODYYYYYYYY!]
Of course, Yu IlHan had successfully activated the Death Collector skill and acquired the thought-soul of Echjar. Although he had thrown it somewhere deep since he didn't dare to touch him yet, it seemed that the effect he had on Orochi as the same thought-soul, was quite big. Yu IlHan replied with a bitter smile.
"But that's such a waste, though."
"It's fine. I'll do something about it soon."
[You think it will be over with just this? I'll EAT YOU ALLLLLLLLLL!]
If it was the immature Yu IlHan of before, he might have become scared because of that, but it wasn't like that now. Being interfered by a mere thought-soul was enough with Reta Kar'iha alone.
Yu IlHan had already mastered various skills related to souls, and had learned the advanced version, Falling Down. A mere fragment of Echjar's soul could not harm Yu IlHan. No matter how much he shouted, the body was dead after all!
"Just you wait. In the future you'll definitely be useful."
[Yu, YU ILHAAAAAAAN!]
He ignored Echjar's shouts and boldly picked up his Eight-tailed dragon spear and struck it right in the center of the head.
This was the beginning of a dismantling that would never happen in this world again (or in all the other worlds… for that matter).
Author's notesBook 10 is over with this. There's still a lot to go, but please stay with IlHan in the future too!