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Chapter 63 . The Ultimate Swordsman (3)
I certainly did not stop .
Let me finish it completely . With such a determination, I called down the lightning of darkness without pause . I applied every bit of magic power and darkness levels I had .
“Let go! Let go of me!”
“Not until at least you are fallen, bitch!”
The protectors would barely fall even when they were relentlessly attacked . Giving them any tiny opening would only invite their incredulous counter attacks .
Thick dust rose . Small stones roughly struck my cheek as they exploded in the air . I squeezed out everything I had to the limit .
The final lightning rod struck down .
“… . . Huh . Huh . ”
I was gasping for air as I pushed myself . Contrary to that, it was quiet all around . Even Palke, who was screaming, could no longer be heard .
Dark sparks were still bursting from the surface of the ground . The area was a total mess . The dry grass in the winter caught fire and burst into flames . The dark thick smoke rose, and covered the sky .
As I released the pressure in my arms, Palke fell to the ground like a falling leaf . As so many lightning has exploded, her appearance was a complete mess .
“Damn bitch . ”
She put me through so much trouble . Gritting my teeth, I took out the long knife that was staked into me .
Blood spewed out of my abdomen . It was certainly not a pleasant experience to have punctures in my body, let alone having the accompanying pain . I have gone through a number of occasions where my internal organs had even gutted out of me . The memory of recollecting the internal organs and putting them back in, on my own, was something that I did not ever want to recall .
After opening the healing potion, I poured some over the wound and drank the rest . I, first, waited until the slow working potion started to heal the wound .
The pain was throbbing, all over my body, like a wild beast . I barely endured it by biting my lips . All the while, I became more irate . It was because I was on my merry way after winning Tilly over, only to get nearly killed .
As soon as the punctured hole in my abdomen has disappeared, I kicked Palke who was lying down, dead .
With the powerful kick, Palke was sliding down the road for about 10 meters, and flew up into the air after hitting something . Then she fell again, causing dust to rise .
“You stay right there, I won’t let you go in peace . ”
After picking up the fallen Rubleyana, I approached Palke . And immediately, I cut off both of Palke’s arms . I, first, debilitated her by severing the arms which were considered to be the life of a swordsman . Completely being at the verge of death, Palke did not even scream .
“Hmm… . . ”
I was in a thought as I was going to kill her immediately . It was a simple matter to kill a protector and gain strength, like this . However, I had to think about the reactionary measures to it .
Their places were that special . Therefore, as more protectors were to be killed, the higher the chances for problems to rise .
Should the seal get weakened, and the dark army shows up, there would be terrible incidence which will be beyond anyone’s imagination . Rather than a happy ending, an end of the world scenario would play out .
Would it really be OK?
Of course, it was not without a merit . It was because a note was attached to killing a protector, as below .
As of now, I wasn’t sure what it meant to be a transcendental being . It was only a guess .
“Hm… . . ”
The internal debate has gotten deeper . If it was up to me, I wanted to kill her . However, I was also concerned about the possible outcome from that . Having a balance in the world was important . Especially, as the protectors were the best tools in terms of keeping the demon kings at bay .
“Aaaa… . ”
As the battle was intense, every part of my body was aching . Sitting on top of now fallen Palke, I started to weigh the pros and cons .
There was one more important thing, and that was, how did Palke know of the one who squatted at the grave .
Certainly, she seemed to have been receiving someone’s support . It was because ultimate swordsmen did not have powers like foreseeing the future .
Who hired her? What was the payment? It was possible that money might have been given, or some naïve ambition or fame could have been used .
“Certainly, to leave her as is… . ”
It was intolerable that Palke immediately sought my life, yet the power of darkness was a bigger problem . It was possible to crush a visible enemy, but invisible enemy that was in hiding was much more difficult to deal with .
Especially, since I was right at the verge of the grand plan to advance towards the south western part of the empire . I’ve decided to seek out that dark power and destroy it . In order to that, I had to get information out of Palke, and there were two ways to do so .
One way was to interrogate her while she was alive . The other way was to kill her and ask her after making her an undead .
Certainly, the latter was the overwhelmingly favored way, but there was a problem . If there was a deity that Palke was serving, it would be a big zonk . It was because no matter how high my master of command skill was, it would be impossible to take away the faith from a deity .
“Let me see… . ”
First, I looked all over Palke’s body . Fortunately, there were not any symbols which might be representing her faith .
Yet, that was not the complete solution to the problem . Unlike Phillip who was killed from the get go, she was a protector who has risen to a certain level . She would most likely resist against my master of command skill, so the issue was whether everything would work as I wished .
If much time was to be wasted in that process, the concern was whether or not the clues which might lead to the hidden force behind it would be lost .
“Gosh… . This bitch is trouble to the end . ”
My concern was growing deeper . It was said that prolonging a decision for a long time leads to bad maneuvers, so should I just go with my guts? As I was thinking things over like this, Palke let out a moaning from underneath me .
“Ewwwhhh… . . ”
“What is this? Are you awake?”
As I looked at her after I stood up, I saw her eyes were trembling . Gosh . A protector was a protector after all . She was still alive even with such conditions . Suddenly, fear rushed over me .
Certainly, I must kill her .
Even before considering other things, it felt like there would be much bigger risks if I was unable to kill the protector, right here . After all, a protector would do anything as long as a breath of life was in her .
“Are you awake?”
“… . . You wicked bastard . ”
“Do you have something to say?”
Even the executioner would allow the last words . Compared to the callous executioner that severs convict’s heads without hesitation, I had a lot of heart . Nothing would prevent me from listening to her last words .
“Don’t think this is the end of it… One of us will definitely come after you… . ”
“Hm, cliché . It isn’t a worthy enough last word to remember . ”
Only that one inference was possible . She said one of us . Certainly, there was some kind of an organization . It was still a mystery as to how they knew about the one who sat, squatting at the grave though .
“Palke, I have a proposal . ”
“…… . ”
“Tell me who hired you, and how you know about the one who sits squatting at the grave . If you do that, I’ll spare your life . ”
“You…make me laugh . I will not submit… . to someone who is getting… the help from the darkness . ”
I knew it . This kind was tightly rolled into a ball of some kind of disturbed mindset . Alright, I should just kill in a case like this .
That was that, but I had a feeling that this lady was being manipulated . Such a naïve and stubborn kind was easily manipulated by a schemer, wearing a mask of goodness . She might be thinking that she was fighting for the righteousness, but in fact, all that she was, was a pawn on the chess board .
So, people were entitled to have their own opinions . Like me .
It was acceptable for me to use others as pawns, but I could never forgive others from using me as the pawn .
“By the way, do you have a deity that you believe in?”
I asked her one question before I moved to put the sword into her throat .
“No…Such things… You dare to bring up deity… Laughable . ”
“Well, that’s welcoming news . ”
I aimed the sword with joy .
“Rest for a little bit . I’ll call on you again . ”
“What are you!”
As if she had understood me at that point, Palke opened her eyes widely . It was obvious as to what it meant when a master of command said that he will summon her again .
“Bastard! Krrr! You cursed one! You are fooling with death!”
There was only one thing that a master of command could say to her in that irate condition .
“In fact, life and death is one in the same . ”
The blade of the Rubleyana penetrated the neck of the ultimate swordswoman . Trembling wildly, she raised her waist . However, that did not last long .
“You… Krrrr . Wicked… . . ”
Losing the fighting spirit in her eyes, she closed them as they lost focus .
That was that, but why did Palke thought that I was wicked? She did not even have a sincere conversation with me, nor asked me about my belief .
She immediately told me to die since you used the power of darkness . Would she know what I was fighting for? It felt a bit unfair . So, I have decided .
“I’ll raise you from death . And, I will tell you, the cadaver, through the night . That is, my big plan . And, my dream . ”
I hoped that you would regret then . That was, after learning that the world was not as simple as black or white, or good or evil .
So many heroes and warriors have failed, so far . In that case, wouldn’t there be a time when the evil might save the world .
Finally, the 2nd protector has died . With the popping up of a message, experiences poured in . As a result, I was immediately leveled up .
[Monster hunter level 32]
[4->5 level for the one without blood and tear]
[Hero level 4]
Life force: 3,010 ->3,090 (Cursed birth +654, Mandrake +200, Rubleyana +310)
Magic power: 2,720->2,910 (Marble Karka’s magic bone staff +50)
Darkness: 1,130->1,240 (Cursed birth +122, Marble Karka’s magic bone staff +70)
Power: 511->522 (Cursed birth +32, Rubleyana +12)
Health: 550->565 (Mandrake +40, Rubleyana +120)
Charisma: 475->532 (Marble Karka’s magic bone staff +13, Rubleyana +110)
Resistance to magic 11 . 2%
An interesting new skill was earned after becoming the one without blood and tear level 5 .
It was the S-level skill
As it was described, it was the technique to capture an undead from the wild . The world is filled with strange and rare undead, and it was now possible to capture any of them with this skill .
If proficiency level 5 was passed, the ability to submit undead with intelligence gets added . It was a very useful skill, also a skill that could be called the king of the dead, which could be used when I would want to have an undead which was not one of my creations .
“Excellent . ”
Feeling satisfied, I examined the new skill which I obtained after killing the ultimate swordswoman .
“Truly what kind of SS-level skill… Hum?”
I couldn’t help, but freeze from smiling widely .
Suddenly, the ground shook once . Something passed by, making waves .
Was it an earthquake? I perspired, perhaps as I was baffled . As far as I knew, this game did not have any natural disaster effects, like earthquakes .
The timing was strange, but there was nothing that would prevent earthquakes from occurring… . .
Then the ground swayed . This time around, it was a really big earthquake .
As a person that was balancing himself from high up above, I stretched both my arms out and bent my knees . The ground shook wildly and I heard Philly cry from a distance . Although the earthquake came to a stop after a moment, I did not have any time to calm my palpitating heart .
It was because suddenly, a terrifying bellow burst from somewhere in the distance .
From extremely far away, it came from somewhere that was too far to even estimate how far away it was coming from .
“What, what the… . ”
As soon as I heard it, my body shivered wildly, and awesome fear overwhelmed me as I wasn’t even able to control my own body . For crying out loud, it wasn’t possible to even guess as to what the identity behind this sound was .
However, one thing that I knew intuitively was that this sound was coming from a being which I couldn’t even fathom . And that it seemed to be laughing out loud very happily .
It was filled with sneering, jeering, and ridiculing .
There came a severe headache . Although that bellowing has dissipated, the sound kept reverberating in my head . And I wasn’t able to take my eyes off of the new message which has popped up .