＃When I returned, my family was ruined (127)
It was one of the dragons that literally lived on metal.
The highest quality metal dragon is an individual whose body gradually becomes stronger the more it consumes, and its entire body possesses strength comparable to that of Ardenheite, which is called the metal of God.
‘Luckily it’s not that bad.’
A metal dragon called Illas.
From the looks of it, it seemed to be an individual at the level of a high-class dragon.
‘The amount of mana… is about 8 stars?’
Ethan looked at Mileton struggling next to him.
If the outer shell was comparable to that of Ardenheit, even Ethan would not have been able to rescue Mileton, who was struggling next to him.
An entity of that size could not be easily captured, even if it was him from a previous life.
The Iron Tyrant, the leader of the Metal Dragon Corps.
Even thinking about the hardships I had to go through to break through its outer shell was dizzying. I had been cutting for four days and nights.
It was then.
Illas said after taking a large bite of the dark red metal.
“I feel good about the two tributes today.”
That was when the metal dragon let out a pleasant laugh.
The huge iron door that had been open closed tightly. Ilas looked at Mileton and Ethan in turn.
Saliva was dripping from the corner of the guy’s mouth, as if he was looking at the ultimate delicacy.
Suddenly I felt dirty.
In my past life, one of the foods they called a ‘delicacy’ was a human with mana.
‘It reminds me of the old days.’
What did you do every time you saw the dragon’s head drooling at you as if it were delicious meat?
He personally cut off her head so that she could never cry again. The result will be the same this time too.
‘Let’s save this guy first.’
It was when he struck the divine sword towards the mana restraint sphere that was binding Mileton.
A piece of metal flew out of the dragon’s mouth in an instant and blocked the sword’s path.
“Don’t touch my tribute.”
Illas, whose eyes were red as if in anger, quickly closed the distance.
Ethan’s eyes narrowed.
The dragon’s speed was much faster than I expected. In order to free Mileton, it seemed like I would have to cut off the dragon’s head first.
Ethan, holding the divine sword, rushed towards Ilas.
The divine sword and the dragon man’s hands clashed with white flames.
The entire cavity was shaken by the clash of powerful forces. Mana clumped in the dark red dragon’s hands.
What came out of there was martial arts. A body of overwhelming strength and strength. Human technology was mixed into that body.
The dragon’s hand collided with Menelian alloy, one of the metals the Dwarven Kingdom boasts of, and sparks flew out.
Through dozens of clashes, technological superiority gradually began to be revealed.
A body harder than cast iron.
Even the overwhelming physical performance that has been present since birth.
It was natural that his martial arts skills were focused on demonstrating power rather than precision. Although the Metal Dragon’s skills were somewhat usable, they could not completely match the sophistication of swordsmanship.
After throwing out a few punches, he immediately kicked the floor. The divine sword rushed like a thunderbolt and grazed the dragon’s neck.
A noise erupted, as if a fingernail were scratching a hard iron plate.
‘It’s so damn hard.’
Although it was possible to cut off the outer skin with a new sword covered in white flame, the inside was so hard that it was difficult to separate the bones and flesh.
Ilas smiled slyly and stretched out his hand toward Ethan’s waist.
Ilas’s pupils were extremely narrowed. The person in front of him has no idea how hard his body is.
So he must have rushed in to aim for the neck. Thanks to this, a fatal gap was created. No human being will be able to avoid a hand coming out of thin air.
By ingesting countless amounts of metal, his grip became stronger than any other metal. The moment your body is caught in this grip, fountains of human blood will gush out in all directions.
The sweet scent of blood.
Saliva was flowing from the corner of Illas’s mouth as he remembered that.
It was then.
A human was seen twisting his body once in the air and escaping from the range of his grasp.
It was a bizarre movement, as if he was stepping on a platform in the air.
Ilas urgently stretched out his hand.
It was too late to grab him by the waist.
However, a leg would have been enough to catch it.
If that happens, the result will be the same. That was when I clenched my fingers like that. Ilas tilted his head. This was because I could not feel the taste of my hand at all.
There is only one thing I feel.
It was just an excruciating heat.
Immediately, the bright yellow pupils widened.
The human legs were burning as if they were flames.
Ilas tilts his head at the sight he has never seen before.
‘There’s a gap.’
Before I knew it, Ethan’s sword was shooting towards the dragon’s face. What the divine sword was aiming for was the dragon’s eyes.
Ilas urgently closed one eye. The outer shell surrounding the eyes was also hard. This was because it was one of the parts that protected vital areas.
However, even if the strength of the outer shell was similar, there was a difference in its thickness.
Unlike the neck and chest, which are protected by muscles and bones, the dragon’s eyelids were protected only by a very thin outer layer. The moment a divine sword filled with white flame stabbed my eye.
Ilas shook his head frantically. This was because the sword body that tore through the outer skin cooked the entire inside of the eyeball.
A dragon was seen swinging its arms wildly in pain.
‘It’s been a while.’
Ethan smiled coolly.
I expected that just as humans accepted the dragon race’s technological system, the dragon race would also do the exact opposite.
After actually examining the scene, the result was more disappointing than expected. Even if you have an excellent technical system and a great body, if you are mentally ill, it is almost useless.
The metal dragon that was screaming in front of me right now was like that.
Has this dragon ever felt pain?
There was no way that an entity whose entire body was stronger than a considerable amount of metal would be accustomed to such pain.
‘So, at best…’
Instead of fighting back immediately due to the pain burning in one of his eyes, he was probably swinging his arms around at random.
For Ethan, it was a golden opportunity. He stepped in the air one more time and stabbed his sword toward the one remaining pupil.
The metal dragon urgently raised his arms. However, it was a late reaction to stop the second attack.
The results were disastrous.
The dragon’s eyes were all on fire.
In a world that suddenly lost its light, the metal dragon waved its arms like crazy.
Since I had lost my vision, the game was half over.
* * *
Mileton was looking at the battle in front of him, his entire body tightly bound by the mana restraint.
A battle between a duke and a dragon that suddenly appeared. Watching the two fight in real time from a special seat was simple.
‘…oh my god.’
It was my first time encountering such a monster in person. An overwhelming force that penetrates every inch of the body.
Mileton was also a high-quality article in its own way. Thanks to that, I was able to vaguely guess about the power of that monster.
‘Even if he were a superhuman, it would be difficult to deal with it…’
The monster in front of me was not just physically superior to a human and stronger.
Because I was fighting using my own mana and using martial arts. The level of martial arts was never low. Even if it were me, I wouldn’t be able to last even ten minutes if I faced such a monster head on.
There is no way to break through that terribly hard shell right now.
The Duke in front of such a monster was easily cooking it as if it were a toy.
‘…It’s a bit much.’
He was someone who could be called a rival.
Mileton looked at the dragon people.
Perhaps because he was blind, Yongin relied on his hearing for everything.
‘It’s good to be blinded…’
How will we put an end to that solid monster?
That was the problem.
The Duke took his stance.
With your legs and back slightly bent.
The duke’s posture as he looked at the rampaging dragon seemed as if he was striking with his sword.
Soon, a whisper was heard towards Mileton.
What do you want me to see?
Suddenly, a memory from the past came to mind.
Mileton had already learned the techniques of the reverse heavenly sword from him.
This time, there was no doubt that he was trying to show me something.
Mileton, who turned the pea-sized amount of mana left in his body to the corner of his eyes, stared at the duke.
Perhaps thanks to his increased eyesight, he could not miss the sight of a frightening amount of mana rushing into the duke’s sword. With this level of mana, there was no way the dragon race could not feel it.
Sure enough, the monster let out a loud cry and rushed towards the Duke.
Mileton swallowed his saliva.
A monster with an extremely hard skin.
The metal dragon’s charge had a power that far exceeded that of the knights.
Despite this, the duke did not move a single step. Just standing there staring at the monster.
That was the moment when the Yongin tribe came within close range.
The sword was swung with a ray of light that was enough to brighten up the entire dark cavity for an instant.
Mileton widened his eyes.
I was so shocked that I screamed without even realizing that my mouth was covered.
‘…oh my god!’
The speed and destructive power contained in the sword were beyond imagination, as if all the potential power within the body had been exploded.
The sight of the dragon tribe that took the brunt of the duke’s sword attack was horrendous.
The waist that separates the upper and lower body began to slowly crack, and the body was seen splitting in half and falling to the floor.
The extremely clean cut surface clearly revealed how efficient the distribution of power was.
Where do you think you saw that?
Mileton tilted his head and recalled a memory.
When he challenged the Duke on the first day of the academy. There was a time when I flew into the sky with one shot without even knowing what was going on. It was the same that the light flashed back then.
Was that the technology at that time?
Soon after, the Duke walked towards him and cut off all the mana restraints.
“Whew. thank you. By the way, that sword technique just now….”
“It’s called Ilseom (一嬐). “It’s also something we’ll learn in class next morning.”
“…yes? “Morning classes?”
Mileton tilted his head.
Wasn’t that a lesson given to the last in the rankings?
It was then.
“It is something that has gone beyond the arbitrarily designated area. And he even died by falling off a cliff. The overall result is minus four hundred points.”
“Minus four hundred… points?”
“It means that last place in this ranking match has been confirmed.”
Mileton looked blankly at the duke.