Everyone worked lightning fast. The moment he realized that two Battalion Commanders had appeared, Yu IlHan immediately activated Warp and put all his allies within his range, and the 2nd Battalion Commander Hillutonne, who realized that he had activated a skill, cast a wide-area magic which Helièna disrupted with her mana interference, Kang MiRae cancelled her gate, and using that mana Kim YeSeul cast a wide-area slow magic, while Na YuNa prayed to Leytna.
"Help us, Lady Leytnaaaaaaa!"
The changes that had occurred to Na YuNa after she had reached 4th class didn't just number one or two, and to pick out the biggest and strongest change, it was her ability to create miracles. The moment her holy power covered the battlefield, Leytna's power enhanced one skill and one magic in the battlefield.
The enhanced magic was Kim YeSeul's slow magic, and the enhanced skill was Yu IlHan's Warp. Slowing the reactions of the enemy while hastening the activation of the Warp skill!
Leaving behind Hillutonne to his shouts, Yu IlHan's warp skill activated. Not to mention the group that came with him from Earth, Kim YeSeul, Kang MiRae Helièna was within the range as well!
All of their figures disappeared from the spot as if they didn't exist there in the first place. Including those of angels like Titaera.
[How, can this…….]
Muttered Hillutonne in shock as he had missed Helièna at a distance he would have reached her toes if he just fell over. The 6th Battalion Commander Belkatoo that came with him shouted in an excited voice.
[She was alive, she definitely was!]
[However, she was not of the Destruction Demon Army……. Right now, she is merely someone else with the power of the Destruction Demon Army. And it's also……!]
Hillutonne watched clearly that Helièna was acting cute towards him while listening to his orders. It was a very different figure to the Helièna that he knew of. Any time she acted cute towards a man until now was in order to toy around with them or kill them.
[Yu IlHan, it's that man's work. It's his doing……!]
[It's not important if that guy's the Fifth or the Sixth. He shall definitely die by my hands……!]
Hillutonne's gaze headed to the gigantic wall that stood in front of them. That resentful wall, the wall that they couldn't cross this time either. Was it because the mass of the Destruction Demon Army had disappeared? They could see the holes in various parts of the Wall of Chaos being amended rapidly. They predicted this war to be the biggest war yet, but it finished in the worst way possible.
The ones that headed to the Netherworld would not be able to come back. Instead, their faction would be able to gain the records related to the world - Netherworld. With the main headquarters of the Army of Brilliant Light being exposed to everyone, another gigantic battle would arrive soon, and perhaps the Supremes may actually show themselves at that time. The large scale chaos and destruction that the Destruction Demon Army wanted so much would arrive!
So, from the view of the Destruction Demon Army as a whole, this matter was not actually such a bad thing. The problem was that once that happened, revenge would become impossible. Before that, he had to find Yu IlHan, meet him and then……!
Hillutonne clenched his teeth and muttered. The black magic power boiling from his body represented emotions clearly.
[You will not be able to run all the time. This damned seed……!]
Meanwhile, the place where Yu IlHan and his group headed to was none other than the place where they first arrived at in Heaven. Warp allowed them to leap dimensions, but also allowed them to leap within the same world!
[To think we successfully escape those frightening beings……!]
The angels each rejoiced while flapping their wings. Especially Titaera, who believed that Yu IlHan would leave them to die, sighed in relief after she realized that they had returned safely to Heaven.
[Thank you for saving us. Even though that wasn't within the contract.]
[At least try to phrase it in a nicer way……]
That was not one of the things one could expect from a loner. Yu IlHan didn't know how to get in the good eyes of people, but even if he did know, he wasn't one to put it into action! He completely ignored Titaera's sharp gaze and had a look at the faraway Wall of Chaos, before turning his head around to order Helièna.
"Now, go back. It will become annoying if they start messing around again after detecting your aura."
Before the angels could grab Helièna, she entered the mansion. She wouldn't leave again until Yu IlHan told her to. Titaera stared at him with a sharp gaze.
[Yu IlHan, you don't plan to explain anything, right?]
[……Understood, please follow me.]
Yu IlHan and his group ended up meeting Leciel once again. However, his attitude towards him had become slightly different from last time. He didn't have the arrogant and sermonic attitude of last time, but instead contained shock and doubt, and a strand of hope.
[……Is that ability, revival?]
[Is that so……]
Leciel's head drooped powerlessly. However, after he raised his head up, he was surprisingly no longer hostile towards him.
[We didn't put any conditions on the second God-ranked artifact. Of course, not that there are that many God-ranked artifacts in our treasury…… I'll give you the most suitable one for you. This is compensation for decreasing the casualties of angels as much as possible during the conflict, and successfully ending this war.]
The treasury opened again. Looking at what popped out, Yu IlHan subconsciously muttered.
"A magic stone?"
A red jewel compressed into a packet that was the size about Yu IlHan's fist. The raging hot mana inside was provoking the power of fire that Yu IlHan possessed. Pure crystallization of energy, especially the energy of fire, was concentrated to the limits. Magic stone was the most suitable word for it.
However, the archangel shook his head at his words.
[It's an artifact made with a magic stone.]
It looked like someone tried that before Yu IlHan did. Yu IlHan accepted it with a curious gaze…… when he realized one thing.
"It wasn't 'made' into an artifact, the magic stone became an artifact by itself?"
"The Heart of Fire……."
It was quite a meaningful artifact for Yu IlHan who had received the blessing of the goddess of fire. No, to be exact, this was meaningless for anyone other than him.
[Heat of Fire]
[Durability - indestructible]
[The magic stone of a phoenix that had stepped onto the realms of 7th class had absorbed the mana of a higher world for countless years to give birth to this. Just who would be able to control and use the heat stored inside?]
Yu IlHan asked to Leciel with a bright smile.
"Do you guys perhaps have artifacts that are only usable by the ones that received the blessing of the god of curse, the goddess of beauty, or the god of love?"
[I know why you are asking that, but there are no more. No, why is that there are so many beings that have received blessings in your group? Originally, the blessings of a recorded god aren't that common…… perhaps.]
Leciel had a look at Yu IlHan's face. It made Yu IlHan feel bad and take a step back, when he snorted with a hmph.
[There's no way that's true.]
Leciel raised his middle finger to Yu IlHan since he was so annoying.
[Be on your way already. I'm sending you off like this, but the other archangels may not like you reviving a Destruction Demon Army member and being with them.]
Leciel closed his mouth. Even 7th class archangels lacked training to win against Yu IlHan in words! After making him silent, Yu IlHan turned around to his companions and declared.
"Then let's go to Earth. We still have a lot of things to do."
"Amazing, he inflicted so much mental damage to a 7th class being!"
Ignoring Liera's awkward impression, Yu IlHan activated Warp again. Since he had reunited with Kang MiRae, it was now time to look for the other people of Earth. This was the true start of what Yu IlHan planned to do!
"Titaera, see you next time!"
"I really want to get working on my armor right now, but should I delay it for a little more……"
The cooldown was over and the Warp skill successfully activated. That was the moment when Yu IlHan thought up of one thing.
'Huh, now that I think about it, I wanted to decorate the final form of the armor with the DRAGON HEART.'
However, he suddenly acquired an exception material, the Heart of Fire. Then what did he need to do now? Make something else with Echjar's DRAGON HEART?
'……No, I can't do that.'
Both fire and dragons were perfect materials that suited him. If he couldn't let either of them go, he would only use both of them.
That was the moment Yu IlHan decided on making a dual-core artifact.
When Yu IlHan designed the concept of the unprecedented dual 7th class magic stone cores, a literal 'hell' was being depicted in the main headquarters of the Army of Brilliant Light, the Netherworld.
The countless higher existences that flocked to the Netherworld during the short time the gate was open, started messing up the Netherworld as if they had set out to do that beforehand.
First, the predators of the Destruction Demon Army ate all they saw, and the gatekeepers of the Garden of Sunset tried their best in attempt to analyze any information about that world. There were a few angels as well, and their objective was not that much different from the members of the Garden of Sunset.
Satière, as well as other 7th class Battalion Commanders of the Army of Brilliant Light had hurriedly wiped them out, but the information leak about the world was unstoppable; not to mention the damage on the residing 5th class fallen angels by the sudden invasion of the Destruction Demon Army.
[Destruction Demon Army, you foolish creatures. Being toyed by the enemy even while knowing you'll meet your doom!]
[Keke, we always head for destruction. Everyone, including our great lord loves that the most!]
It was a mistake to have them join in invading the Heaven's Army after destroying the Wall of Chaos! The fallen angels grit their teeth and attacked them. For the foreseeable future, they would not join hands with them again!
[……It is very noisy.]
And at one moment, a beautiful voice resounded across the battlefield and the entire world suddenly became dark. The already dark world was now devoid of any light, and even the mana in the air were frozen.
Satière, who instantly recognized what was happening, folded his wings and kneeled on the spot. The other Wings of Brilliant Light and the fallen angels all followed him. The other beings, were of course, unable to move from the spot.
[We intended for you to never unfold your wings.]
Spoke Satière as if making an excuse. The beautiful voice replied back.
[No, no. I was only curious about how things came to this. Yes, so the Netherworld has finally gotten guests. It looks like things will become noisy from now on.]
[Hmmmmmm, but it will be more annoying for me if you all die. Natière's death was unexpected too…….]
[No such thing shall happen again.]
Hearing Satière's guarantee, the beautiful voice became silent for a moment. Soon, the voice replied shortly.
[Yes, I shall believe you.]
[That guy, don't touch him.]
[Earth, human, Yu IlHan.]
Satière's breath stifled. There was no way their Lord didn't know, but he actually had an interest!?
[He's the Fifth, I'm sure of it…… I can't let the lower ones ruin my interest after such a long time. So leave that guy be. I'm really curious about what will come out of this.]
[Good, if needed, I permit a full frontal clash with other factions. Especially, those, damned, pigeons.]
With that, the voice was never heard again. Satière immediately stood up after feeling that their ruler's aura had gone.
The figures of the invaders had all disappeared as if they were never there in the first place, or perhaps as they had melted into the darkness.
Author's notesSo charismatic! (The new year has come! Happy New Year!)