#When I returned, my family was ruined (231)
How should I express that smile?
It seemed like a word like that would fit perfectly.
Ethan chuckled. The tyrant’s smile grew deeper when he saw this.
[…Are you okay, master?]
Shingeom’s question was full of worry. A tyrant who not only changed his appearance in an instant but also began using all kinds of techniques. It could be said that it looked much more threatening than when we faced it before. Perhaps because it changed into a body similar to that of a human, not only did it become much faster, but its reactions also accelerated.
In Shingeom’s opinion, the current tyrant was a very powerful enemy. Even if the owner can read the future, he is a powerful enemy who cannot easily guarantee victory.
[It’s actually better.]
Through Mana’s whisper, I received a simple yet calm answer that put my worries to shame. At those words, Shingeom’s pulse relaxed. Are you arrogant or really confident?
The owner was a truly confusing person.
[…better? Has this guy become much more difficult to deal with than before?]
[To me, it looks just the opposite.]
In the end, what he was using was human technology. And Ethan was one of the people with the most combat knowledge in this vast western continent.
Ardan was a family that always aimed for the best, and for them, analyzing other families’ vision technology was a natural part of their daily lives.
As if that wasn’t enough, we have been through a war for more than ten years and have faced numerous groups of people.
In this western continent, he could assure that there was no human being with more knowledge than him in terms of technology in the physical range rather than magic.
Of course, I was able to find out at a glance the martial arts used by the tyrant.
‘I mixed the Horandel Duke’s Wind God Fist with the Dustin Duke’s Yushu Fist and Taishan Fist…’
Five fighting techniques were mixed with three foot techniques. Just one clash was enough to analyze the tyrant’s skills.
A martial arts technique created by mixing a total of eight types of arcane techniques.
It was definitely a pretty good technique, so it wouldn’t be surprising if it was recognized among martial artists as a martial art worthy of building a family.
In addition to such sophisticated martial arts, it was combined with a body that was incomparably superior to that of a human. Even if he were a transcendent person, not many people would be able to withstand the current tyrant.
No matter how many you hold, it won’t exceed ten fingers.
‘I made a fatal mistake.’
The tyrant’s strength was his strong body and his instinctive offensive ability to rely on that body and move it.
Even Ethan wouldn’t have been able to corner this monster so easily if he hadn’t had the experience of risking his life against him for four days in the past. Such a tyrant abandoned his instincts.
The flow of mana with a disciplined movement system, and even the vicious power of the martial arts that emanates from it.
From a common sense point of view, it could be said that he had definitely become stronger, but to Ethan, who was well-versed in all combat techniques, he was nothing more than a fish that took the bait on its own. He grinned and looked at the tyrant.
“Is it okay to be so relaxed?”
―Isn’t it possible to at least show a smile to a rat in a poison?
“is it? “It won’t be able to maintain that look for long.”
The tyrant flinched greatly. Immediately afterwards, I gritted my teeth.
―How could you know that?
Bones, flesh, muscles, and even internal organs.
Compressing the body to its limit was not a skill that even a tyrant could easily display. Because the compressed body was screaming every second. The reason the tyrant was surprised was not because humans had pointed out the facts.
I’m just curious as to how you found that out.
‘…Do you really have the same power as the monarch?’
This ‘transformation’ was a secret technique that was not revealed a few times in Dragonia.
Of course, there was no way the story about the ‘transformation’ would have spread. Wasn’t this a fact that even the same rulers were unaware of? Even if you have a sharp eye, it will be difficult to realize the essence of this ‘transformation’.
If you could see the future, you would definitely know that this won’t last long.
I had been skeptical until now, but my guess slowly turned into certainty.
I don’t know how he got it, but he definitely had the same power as a monarch.
Fear and relief.
Conflicting emotions passed by at the same time. Even if he could see the future, this human was not yet fully enlightened. I didn’t feel an overwhelming sense of despair like when I faced the monarch. We could trample those buds now.
The reason why I felt relief was because of that reason, and the reason why the opposite feeling, fear, soared…
It was because I thought that if I could see the future, I would have already confirmed the outcome of this battle.
As a result, he came to a conclusion that was favorable to him, so perhaps he came here with a lot of confidence.
If you think about it with common sense, there would be no reason to come here on purpose when the conclusion is that you will lose. That’s why I felt afraid. But the tyrant immediately denied that feeling.
Although he could equally see the future, that human was not a dragon and did not possess numerous transcendental abilities like the monarch. What would you do if you could see the battle one step ahead?
If you don’t move along, you won’t be able to avoid death.
‘Faster than now.’
The dragon heart gradually began to beat faster. A huge amount of mana spread out to all limbs, like a huge stream of water flowing through a collapsing dam. Mana was compressed to the limit in each body part.
One blow, one blow.
To launch an attack that cannot be avoided even though it is recognized with power and murderous intent.
Ethan frowned when he saw that.
‘It has entered a runaway state.’
A technique that can overload Dragon Heart for a certain period of time and make it perform explosive movements.
A ruler of the level of a tyrant could gain enormous power through rampage.
Transformation and runaway.
Even a tyrant could maintain these two states for a short period of time. Instead, it may be possible to show a movement that goes beyond the transcendent, even if only for a moment.
[I’m going to move quite aggressively from now on. Get ready.]
Even if you knew the tyrant’s behavior pattern, it was impossible to keep up with his runaway movements. There are realistic limits.
To catch up with that…
‘I’ll have to push myself a little too hard.’
Well, I didn’t really care about that. Because I hadn’t even thought about catching the tyrant without a scratch.
The flame inside my body began to tremble.
Among the heads of Ardan, this is the final area that can only be reached by becoming a transcendental level. This was the stage where the family’s secret technique, called the vibration method, could be utilized in earnest.
In the past, when Felix, the son of Duke Hymos, was transformed into a lich.
After using the first vibrating technique, Heavenly Sword, he intentionally did not use this technique.
The reason was simple.
Because there was no enemy to utilize this technology. If I had to pick one thing, there was a cult leader, but he was only one of his main enemies.
Even if you use the family’s last secret technique, vibration type, it is a powerful enemy that cannot be killed right now. If it was a battle where their lives were at stake, there was no reason to reveal secret techniques in a battle where they were lightly checking on each other.
That’s why it wasn’t used. But it was different now. Not only did he have no eyes to see, but he had to actively use the family’s secret arts to kill the tyrant.
A thousand times.
Two thousand times.
Three thousand times.
The number of instantaneous vibrations exceeded three thousand and was approaching four thousand. When dealing with the lich, it became overloaded when the vibrations reached close to 2,000, but now it was different.
Despite being shaken nearly four thousand times.
‘It’s still worth holding on.’
Because the body has not yet reached a state of overload. The enormous recovery power of Immortal Hwan was applied not only outside the body but also inside the body.
Not only that, but unlike when he dealt with Lich, Ethan had overcome the wall of transcendence. The level has risen to an incomparable level compared to the past.
Five thousand times.
Only after the vibration reached five thousand times did a familiar feeling come. The heat was so hot that I had to grit my teeth. Perhaps because of the enormous heat, there was a haze around.
Bbang, who was feeling it closest, couldn’t help but let out an expression of astonishment. The heat felt near the handle was not a temperature that could be easily tolerated even in Ardenheit. The blue sword body turned red as if it had been heated.
[master! This seems a little… very hot.]
[Hold on a little. The battle won’t be that long.]
[Vibration Style Chapter 2]
Like the Lord of Fire, his limbs were completely covered in white flame.
Unless this flame goes out all at once, it will burn forever without going out. That is exactly what immortality meant.
My body became infinitely lighter, as if the weight had completely disappeared. However, the physical force itself remained the same. A body that can travel between the spirit world and reality like a spirit.
The tyrant’s red pupils met his white eyes, burning with white flame.
At that moment, the tyrant realized completely.
A real sword fight!
Whoever loses this decisive battle will lose his life.
No more words were needed.
The two new models became blurred.
In just one collision, cracks began to form throughout the underground cave beyond the tower.
* * *
The Amon Mountains are full of rugged wilderness.
The entire mountain range was so densely packed with metal dragons that you could not even think of it as a quiet place. They were a search party that began searching for humans under the orders of the tyrant.
The metal dragons that were searching the mountain range began to detect one or two more. The first thing I noticed was Kracetus, who was in the position of division commander.
Kracetus, with his keen senses, could feel it. The entire mountain range was shaking, albeit slightly.
His eyes turned to the sky.
Mountain birds were hurriedly flying into the sky. A crow, which is regarded by humans as one of the ominous omens, was seen cawing as if emitting a warning sound.
For some reason, I felt like my hair was being flushed.
Could this be a sign of an earthquake? Normally, the entire ground would move like this before an earthquake occurred, so the Dragon Clan’s guess could not be said to be completely wrong.
Soon Kracetus closed his eyes. The purpose was to find the source of the earthquake.
If it was right around the corner, it was right to evacuate the subordinates right away. Because it was impossible to lose power before finding humans. Soon he tilted his head.
This was because the source of the enormous shock wave was a very familiar place to him.
The abode of a tyrant.
Tower of Yur.
Someone was doing battle with a tyrant. It was fierce and fierce enough to shake the entire Aachen Mountains. Who on earth could fight on equal footing with a tyrant like this? Kracetus, who was shocked, hardened his face.
Was the raid of several days a precursor to a plan to hunt down a tyrant?
That can’t be possible.
Because, except for a monarch, there could be no creature stronger than a tyrant.
It was a very obvious proposition.
Why do I feel so anxious? His head was raised stiffly toward the sky, as if emitting a warning sound.
Should we return the military?
Otherwise, it could have been a choice that would have violated the tyrant’s order to find humans.
If that happens, even if it’s you, you won’t be able to avoid death.
Return to the tower.
It doesn’t go back.
Even at this moment, the tremors in the mountain range continued to grow in size.
After thinking for a while, Kracetus finally made a decision.
―…Everyone returns to the Tower of Yur! This is a top priority!
“Where are you going?”
A voice gently shook the mountain range. The pupils of the metal dragons who heard that voice opened wide.
The human being they were desperately looking for after killing their own people!
It was definitely him.