Titaera returned. As her expression was slightly brighter than before, it seemed like Yu IlHan's request had been approved without much difficulty on her side.
[I have returned. I also have a positive answer about the artifacts. One will be prepaid, and the other will be paid afterwards once the war concludes successfully…….]
[If it's my life, I can swear on it.]
Yu IlHan extended his hand to Titaera who had lost her words.
"I want to receive the one Miss MiRae will use first."
[Understood, let us leave together.]
Yu IlHan moved those that would go with him on the Flying fortress, and the ones that would remain behind in the Guardian fortress. Not only the Dragon's Army, even Kang HaJin had to stay this time.
"Although it's very insulting, I guess I can't help it."
"I'll also show you that I can reach the 4th class before you come back."
"That's very reassuring."
When Yu IlHan came back after putting the Guardian fortress and the ones on it at Earth, Titaera looked at him from head to toe once in disbelief and muttered with a sigh.
[It will be a tremendous matter once Kang MiRae and your power are combined. I…… do not think that is bad, but there will be many who will dislike the giant change that occurs because of you.]
"You know? Usually, the ones that dislike it are usually the ones that say that. Let's go."
Yu IlHan said a line that made wrinkle on Titaera's forehead, and followed her on the fortress along with the others on the group.
The transport was done with the gate made by Kang MiRae, and Yu IlHan was dumbstruck after watching her create the gate that traced Titaera's movement path, and muttered.
"This is not done through the use of records. It's using the traces of mana."
If Yu IlHan's warp worked in a way that absorbed, analyzed, and chased the source of an object or an item, Kang MiRae's gate was closer to forcibly twisting a closed path once again. With the two's power combined, there was nowhere they could not go to.
"There won't be a lot of higher existences with this kind of ability, right?"
"At least she is indeed the first one that created gates by tracing mana. It is definitely true since the blessing of the god of magic was bestowed on her that even I couldn't get."
Erta's body, while she explained, was trembling slightly. Yu IlHan caught on that she was feeling slightly inferior, and did not touch on that.
"Well, then. Let's go."
The place they headed to was the main headquarters of the Heaven's Army, 'Heaven'. It was too vast of a world to be called a world at all after it had experienced an unknown number of Great Cataclysms.
"It's been a while……"
"No, no. I like where I am currently."
Liera looked at the reminiscent skies above the clouds, with a tinge of sadness in her eyes. She shook her head at Titaera's words. Looking at her locking arms with Yu IlHan, Titaera's expression loosened a little.
[I'm really happy that you have found a reason to be happy. I mean it.]
"I know. Thanks."
Titaera's immediately lead them to Heaven's treasury. In front of it was a male angel with three pairs of wings.
[I was waiting for you, human.]
Ignoring Titaera's greeting, the archangel, Leciel, gave a cold glare at Yu IlHan and spoke to him.
"Give me the artifact."
"Give me the artifact."
[……So you are a human that words don't work on.]
He was going to go back without a care for the safety of Heaven or something if this guy talked nonsense one more time, but as expected of a 7th class, Leciel immediately stopped his lecture after noticing that. Then, he closed his eyes and opened the treasury.
A five colored light provoked the group's eyes.
"This is amazing."
"A sneak eye attack, that's cowardly!"
Of course, Yu IlHan had his eyes wide open even while everyone had closed their eyes. Wasn't this a world where your nose would be cut if you closed your eyes? As long as he was still in the Heaven's Army main quarters, he did not plan to let his guard down.
[The treasury of the Heaven's Army is vast. All items here are those that may pose a threat to us if even one of them gets stolen and therefore, aren't easily taken out, and remember that those who aren't 7th class angels cannot even borrow the items here.]
"And so? Where is this item that is suitable for a mage, that is, Miss Kang MiRae?"
Ignoring Leciel's threats, Yu IlHan offered the perfect words without any room for retreat! Creasing his face, Leciel tapped the ground with the staff in his hand. At that time, another round of light poured out from inside the treasury, before a silver-translucent circlet appeared.
"That's worse than what Mr. IlHan made me!"
"Do you really have to go boasting everywhere?"
Na YuNa retorted, but Leciel wasn't shaken by that and gave the circlet to Kang MiRae.
[The Crown of Wisdom. It accelerates all neural activities, and allows to activate two magic simultaneously without the additional consumption of mana, and even raises the league of mana by a tier as well. Until now, this never made it out of the treasury as no one fulfilled the criteria.]
Yes. The equipment requirements of the circlet was none other than the blessing of the god of magic! Before Kang MiRae could put it on with satisfaction, Yu IlHan's hand lightly touched the circlet.
"What is it, Mr. IlHan?"
[Just what do you consider us as? I have an issue with your impression of us.]
Leciel's expression creased once again. However, Yu IlHan only shrugged his shoulders. Now that the safety was confirmed, Kang MiRae put the circlet on without hesitation, and at that moment, the crystallizations of mana around her started to emit more multi-colored light.
"Amazing, to think the mana I wield can become so different……"
"Of course, it's an amazing option. It is indeed an amazing option. Eih, eih."
Yu IlHan complained internally that the function of the Crown of Wisdom was slightly lacking for a God-ranked artifact, but seeing Kang MiRae satisfied, he decided not to say it. Meanwhile, Liera swinging her sleeves of the Feather of Temptation was quite…… considerably cute.
[You look happy, Liera.]
Leciel looked like he had something to say to Liera as well, but didn't say anything. Instead, he only glared at Yu IlHan. Titaera coughed awkwardly and made the group retreat.
[Are you satisfied?]
"Yes. I'm ready."
[Very well, then before we move on, we'll switch locations.]
When Titaera said that, the group and the Flying fortress was instantly moved to somewhere else within this world. This was a show of power that made him realize what the ruler faction can do in their own world!
[This is the entrance to the battlefield.]
Yu IlHan decided hide the fact that he could resist the teleportation with the Dimensional adaptation skill before Titaera could activate that ability, and raised his head.
At that moment, he subconsciously exclaimed.
"Mr. IlHan, you were completely polluted by me. Like this if your heart can also be…… Kyaaaaak!"
Yu IlHan was overwhelmed to the point that he didn't even realize that Na YuNa was being iron clawed by Liera.
A gigantic space that made even the Flying fortress look like a speck of dust in comparison, beyond that was a truly humongous wall. It was too large that the wall itself could be called a world in itself.
[It's been awhile…… I'm back, o Heaven!]
With the wall as the middle, countless angels and their enemies were going against each other. Amongst the enemies, there were monsters, as well as black-winged fallen angels, and those that looked perfectly ordinary on the outside. Yu IlHan, who had experience fighting them all, could identify them without much difficulties.
"What the heck? You were having a 2nd round here?"
[It's frustrating…… but that's a suitable expression.]
It wasn't just the Destruction Demon Army. Not to mention the Army of Brilliant Light, even the ones belonging to the Garden of Sunset were trying to destroy the wall. And naturally, the number of angels paled in comparison to the other side.
"How the hell did that happen!?"
Screamed Liera. Titaera replied with a depressed expression.
[The Destruction Demon Army schemed against us. They brought other factions to their world Elo Katra and are trying to push us back……]
[That's why the Heaven's Army is frightening, Erta.]
"How can that be……."
The time was truly strangely precise. All factions were very annoyed due to the incident in Dareu, and their hostility towards the Heaven's Army, who received relatively little damage compared to the rest, was boiling. In such a situation, the Destruction Demon Army played a super underhanded move of bringing the others to their main headquarters!
"That means their boss did something?"
"That's a nightmare! You guys, it's really fortunate that you guys succeeded in persuading IlHan……"
Although that sounded positive, in truth, this was no different from Liera drawing a line between her and the Heaven's Army. Titaera realized that there will never will be a time where she would stand side by side with Liera again, but tried her best not to show it on the surface.
[I'm even envious of your endless faith in him.]
"Unfortunately, the spotlight isn't me this time, right, Miss MiRae?"
"O, oh, yes!"
Kang MiRae lost her cool after seeing the war of an unbelievably large scale, one that she had never experienced before, but eventually looked at Titaera in a calm manner.
"Now, please tell me what I have to do."
[Kang MiRae, what we want you do is only one thing.]
Titaera bit her lips before speaking.
[Please trace the main headquarters of the Army of Brilliant Light and open a gate to there. At that moment, their alliance will be dissolved all by itself.]
Kang MiRae asked back to confirm. Titaera explained in kind.
[The majority of the Destruction Demon Army are beasts that only want destruction. If you open a gate that connects to their main headquarters, about half of the monsters charging towards the Wall of Chaos like mad will rush there, and the Army of Brilliant Light will try to guard them in panic. Just that will probably fulfill our objective.]
[We're making the enemy divide. And direct their rage at each other!]
Yu IlHan thought when he heard that.
That this may be even more of a mess than Dareu.
Author's notesHeaven's Army doesn't want frontal collision!