#When I returned, my family was ruined (219)
I heard about the situation from Muradni, but actually witnessing it was a slightly different story.
I never thought there would be a dragon that can change its appearance at will!
It is a metal dragon with a shell so hard that it can easily break any spear knife. In addition, the cult leader was using magic that could make even superhumans succumb in an instant, and not only that, but it was the dragon race that even possessed monsters that could change their appearance. If humans had been defeated in the past dragon war…
the dwarves would have fallen more helplessly than anyone else. The power and ability of the Yongin tribe was beyond imagination.
What was truly fortunate was that Andolaine had the ability to distinguish between the two identical-looking kings who was the real king. Because I felt a slight sense of heterogeneity from the ‘fake king’.
Immediately afterwards, the fake king looked at the real king and spoke.
“heard. “I’m telling you to postpone yourself for a week.”
“That’s right. “Is there anything special I need to know?”
The subject’s memory habits, emotions, memories, and even the way they speak. The higher the shape changer was, the wider the range of things he could imitate became. Eldra was one of the high-ranking shape shifters with that level of ability. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the entire 100% of the 100% ratio can be imitated.
That’s why I asked the question.
“…Are your memories intact?”
“At least the big things. “I will be able to answer most of your questions.”
“I don’t think there’s any need to know the secret… Is it possible to even imitate my production skills?”
“I think I can do about 70%. Anything more than that is impossible.”
“Then it would be right for my private blacksmith shop to be closed for the time being.”
“I think that would be good too.”
The two continued talking. About what the fake king will do while the real king is away.
“The coordination is over, leader.”
[I need to prepare. Now the authors’ hypnosis will be broken.]
“Yes. Did you say Andolaine? From now on, please treat me with respect.”
“…That’s right, Your Majesty.”
The leader flicked his hand exactly twice. Then the eyes of the dazed guards began to return to focus.
“What just happened…?”
“your majesty! Are you okay? “Oh, those people from earlier…?”
“He wanted to talk quietly. I guess that’s what made you helpless. “I’m fine, so don’t worry too much.”
Even though Ethan and the others were in front of them, the guard knights were acting as if they could not see anything.
“…What on earth did you do?”
[This is a simple hypnosis, Your Majesty. Our appearance has been erased from recognition. Sort of like an invisible man.]
“You… you’re such a horrible monster.”
[What a monster. I’m sorry. I thought they were spreading religion in a warm way.]
While Muradni and the religious leader were talking, the fake king’s party, who had sorted out the situation, began to leave the mine.
“Get ready Ysera.”
Soon, the energy of fire began to slowly build up within Ysera’s body. She had grown even more since she had summoned the Fire Lord in the past.
However, it was not enough to summon the Fire Lord on his own. Ethan’s help was needed to summon the monarch. However, the difference from the past was that back then, the monarch was contacted through Ignis, one of the highest spirits, but now there is no need to do so.
Although it was a provisional contract with a one-year term, the contract had now been concluded.
For the first time in a very long time, she sent a mental message to the monarch.
-what’s the matter?
‘I will create a passage, so can you respond to the summons? His Excellency the Duke is looking for you.’
Agreement was readily given. Ysera looked at Ethan and nodded.
After becoming a transcendental person, the white flame that became even stronger covered the divine sword. The summons procedure was the same as last time.
He concentrated his mind and drew a sword in the air. The fiery mana tore the space like a piece of paper. A girl of fire jumped out through the blazing space.
Fire Lord Lorothia.
“It’s been a while.”
[In the world, did you overcome the wall in such a short period of time?]
“That’s how it happened.”
It was a great talent.
This is Lorotia, who has lived for a long time and occasionally received news from humans in the spirit world. Nevertheless, I have never heard of a human who grew this quickly.
‘At best, you can become a transcendental person in just one year…’
[So, why did you call me this time?]
“I have a favor to ask you.”
He took out Ardenheit from his arms. Lorotia’s eyes burned brightly when she saw the metal. He must have been interested.
“Do you know about the metal of God?”
[know. Don’t know. Isn’t this the material that the previous monarch used when he made the sword with your family’s first head? I never thought I would see this here.]
“I plan to reproduce that document.”
Lorotia looked around at the group. Her eyes stopped when she saw a human with an ordinary appearance. A person wearing a black robe.
I felt it instinctively.
This is not a human being.
A foreign being covered in skin. I wasn’t paying attention simply because of the changed appearance. The Spirit Lord Creator was a being with a power that could not be ignored, so he was staring at it.
[Are you a dragon?]
[As expected, the monarch’s eyesight is amazing. That’s right.]
Ardan and the dragon race.
It wasn’t a very suitable combination. The monarch looked at Ethan and asked.
[Are you planning on using the author as a magical master?]
It was true.
[but. At that level, it would be possible to infuse circuitry into Ardenheit as well. Then, this is the one who will take on the role of the blacksmith god.]
“…I see you, my lord. “My name is Muradni, the first king of the Kingdom of Ameria.”
Muradni bowed his head politely. The Spirit Lord, a legendary being who had been passed down only in literature, was someone worth respecting even if he were the king of a country.
[okay. It was the same with Sentai. The divine sword will reveal itself once again.]
A branch of the World Tree.
Firelands and the Lord’s Flame.
God of blacksmiths.
A magical journey.
Even the complete white flame of the first family head.
These were the materials needed to make Dranion. All of this was provided.
[Land of Fire. You probably want to visit there, right?]
[good night. I will open the door.]
Lorotia took a deep breath. The monarch’s cheeks filled with air. A blazing flame filled my mouth.
The monarch let out that heat at once. It was a moment when the vast mine was filled with heat more than magma. Despite this, no one in the group felt the heat.
The person who was most surprised was Muradni.
I had spent more time by the fire than anyone else, so even though I couldn’t feel the heat, I could immediately guess how much heat was building up in the mine.
The heat is such that even the Menelian alloy, one of the kingdom’s exports, can easily melt and become mushy.
‘…It’s really amazing.’
The temperature was too high to be generated by just one breath. Even in such a high temperature, I can’t even feel the slightest heat. The statement that the Spirit Lord possessed tremendous power was never false.
Lorotia opened a space with a pulsating structure like a portal and looked at the group.
Her finger was pointing exactly at the portal. One by one, the group approached the inside of the portal. Inside, a space full of glowing lava was revealed. One by one, we stepped into the portal.
In an instant, the scenery changed completely. The land is cracked in all directions. Heat was constantly being supplied in the wide-open underground space.
Even under the monarch’s protection, the air itself felt warm and even a little hot, and fire spirits were seen wandering around here and there as if it were a playground.
[Welcome to the Land of Fire.]
Land of Fire.
They arrived at the land of spirits, where only a handful of people had set foot on it.
* * *
Everyone felt the same curiosity, but among them, there were those who had particularly strong emotions.
It was Ilia and the Demon Dragon.
The two were scanning the Land of Fire with their eyes shining. Especially in the case of a cult leader….
[Hoo. This is truly a unique geology. With a structure like this, it would be possible to store as much heat as possible.]
[I never thought a tree like this would exist! How on earth is it possible to bear fruit in such high heat?]
When I saw something new, I started taking action by putting it in my mouth and tasting it.
For example, things like rocks or tree branches rolling on the ground. Even Ilya, who was full of curiosity, had to frown when she saw that.
Considering that words and magic can bring about miracles, I could understand that he was very inquisitive.
‘Isn’t this guy actually a local beggar, not a demon dragon?’
If you saw something that fell on the ground, you would inhale it into your mouth.
Of course, he had the minimum level of reason and courtesy to get permission from the spirit lord before picking up and eating, but in fact, if he had such basic knowledge, wouldn’t it be normal to not pick up and eat things that fell on the street without purifying them?
Ilya was equally curious. Nevertheless, the reason I kept my temper was because I didn’t want to show my ugly side to the duke. That’s why I was trying to control my composure.
Looking at the Demon Dragon’s actions, I felt that such a thing was useless.
No, to be more precise…
honestly, I was filled with the desire to observe various things. Because the Land of Fire was full of strange things. The ground had unimaginably high heat, and as the Demon Dragon said, there were plants that bore fruit in high heat, and what was even more surprising was that there was water here too. Because I saw a fairly large lake.
How can water exist in such high heat?
And it’s not like they are unaffected by the heat due to the consideration of the monarch.
No matter how you looked at it, it was ordinary water. That’s why I couldn’t help but feel intense curiosity.
As soon as the demon dragon saw the ‘water’, he lost half of his reason and rushed at it frantically.
[Unbelievable! What kind of water is this….]
[It seems like ordinary water… no, it’s mixed with the properties of fire. How can opposing attributes be so well harmonized…]
The Demon Dragon was frantically wandering around the Land of Fire, as if he were a child who had been given an interesting toy.
I was a little curious.
Wouldn’t drinking water be an act of breaking the body?
It was a time when she was deeply conflicted. Mana’s whisper was heard very quietly.
[Do not eat. No, I don’t recommend touching it either.]
It was Ethan’s voice.
It was also the most serious tone of voice I had ever heard.
[Is it possibly toxic?]
[No, it’s not that… That’s their urine.]
The place Ethan pointed with his finger.
It was a place where all kinds of spirits were running around.
[That’s fascinating. Isn’t this like water that came out of a fire? If you combine it in this way…]
Meanwhile, the leader was greedily drinking water from the lake.