#When I returned, my family was ruined (247)
Isera looked around.
All of the mana stones that had been piled up like a mountain had disappeared. The body was also normal. In such a situation, the fact that the magic circle lost its shine meant that the contract had been concluded.
I looked blankly at the magic circle.
I came here with the intention of signing a contract, but when I saw the results, I couldn’t believe it. This is because the spiritist who made a contract with the monarch has not appeared even once in the past two hundred years.
In other words, it was the first time such a spirit priest had appeared in over two hundred years. That spiritist is himself.
Ysera, who spread mana throughout her body, was startled. The size of the mana hole had increased significantly compared to before.
In a way, it may have been a natural change since the body of the spiritist was strengthened according to the level of the contracted spirit.
Ysera, who was staring at the body blankly, called out her name. The name of the spirit that made a contract with me just now.
It was a voice mixed with passionate desire and heat. As if in response to the voice, a passage of fire was created through the air. It looked like the passage that the Duke always opened. The monarch, who had disappeared for a while, reappeared there.
[Did you call me?]
“Our contract… is done, right?”
[Do I have dementia?]
“No… I couldn’t feel it…”
[The contract was concluded. This is a fact that can be easily seen just by looking at your body.]
The spirit that completed the contract was bound to give a blessing to the contract holder.
Lorotia also followed the tradition and gave Ysera a blessing. By now, he would have had a body and mana that were close to transcendence.
“I confirmed it. “Definitely…”
He became stronger. To the point where I can no longer think of myself as belonging to the category of superhuman. Despite becoming so strong, as soon as Lorotia was summoned, the mana in the mana hole was being consumed very quickly.
About 3 minutes at most.
Even if I just maintained the summon without doing anything, I didn’t think I could last more than 3 minutes. A feeling of helplessness enveloped my entire body.
Both physically and mentally.
What Lorotia said was right.
His talent was still insufficient. Even if I wanted to help the Duke, I couldn’t help him with this.
At best, just summoning it is too much, so how can you fight? However, if you only summon Ignis, the highest spirit, instead of the monarch, you will still be left out in battle. Ignis was clearly a powerful spirit, but his power was far from sufficient to deal with the ruler.
“Is it possible for you to descend on my body right now?”
Originally, Advent was not a skill that could be used immediately after contracting with a spirit. It was a technological system that could only be used by building trust with the spirits and obtaining mutual consent.
For a spiritist, it is a technique that is no different from a kind of special move. It’s the ultimate technique that requires a lot of preparation.
However, Ysera did not have time to wait that much.
‘His Excellency the Duke will soon finish his training in the closed building…’
Currently, he was stuck in the training room located in the inner castle.
The only person who could enter there was Illya, who brought supplies. From what I heard, they were training a very important skill.
As for his overwhelming talent.
Now that three weeks had passed, it was likely that the training was almost over. This means that we will soon be face to face with the Duke again.
I didn’t have the confidence to face him with such poor results.
3 minutes at most.
And that too without doing anything.
Even if he was a duke, there was no reason to accompany him into battle. Wouldn’t it be more likely to become a burden rather than a help?
So, I had to become stronger as quickly as possible.
It was for that very reason that I asked whether it was possible to descend immediately.
[It’s possible. But… your body will only be able to handle it for a very short period of time. It would be about 3 seconds at most.]
“…What if you take control?”
[It will be at least much longer than 3 seconds.]
“…Can I take it?”
“Then let’s do that.”
If only I could be of help to the duke.
I could have handed over as much control as I wanted. Isn’t it something that needs to be passed over for the rest of my life with harsh words?
It was better to help in this way than to become a burden. Ysera concentrated.
It was a scene that other spiritists might say was crazy if they saw it. What kind of spirit master descends a spirit immediately after signing a contract?
It was a fact that even Isera knew.
‘…Because I said it was possible.’
I had experienced the descending of a spirit into my body several times through Ignis. Even if it were a monarch, the method itself would be no different.
Since it is possible, you can definitely try it even if you are not prepared.
Before long, Lorotia began to penetrate her body.
Only then did I realize why the monarch named Yse suggested the time of 3 seconds.
A tremendous amount of heat swirled inside. It’s extremely hot. Starting with internal organs and even the skin. It felt like all the elements that made up my body were melting like candy.
At best, the simple act of breathing felt so burdensome. Contrary to that hardship, I also felt a tremendous sense of elation.
I felt it instinctively.
With this much power, he was confident enough to fight even if he was the ruler. That was really disappointing.
If I could properly handle this enormous power, I would definitely be of great help to the duke.
The monarch’s words were heard. Ysera immediately pulled the power out of her body. I felt like something was penetrating through my flaccid body.
It started with the fingers. The sensation gradually faded, and soon he began to move completely against his will. Another control began to spread rapidly like a contagious disease.
Arms, shoulders, chest, heart, abdomen, legs… In less than a second after I relaxed, nearly 80% of my body felt numb. Now all that remains is the area around the head that controls thoughts.
[Empty your thoughts.]
Ysera’s eyes fluttered. Even if it was voluntary, handing over control was never a pleasant feeling. It’s natural. Who would want to have their body manipulated by someone else?
But she did not reject the monarch’s words. As the monarch said, he was too greedy to refuse. This was the only way to help the duke.
When will you practice and when will you deal with the monarch? Even after ten years, it would be a long way to deal with a monarch and fight a battle.
I closed my eyes. I slowly cleared my mind, just like when I sleep. The feeling of being robbed of my senses snaked up my throat and up my face. Nevertheless, Ysera accepted it with ease.
There is nothing in this world that comes without a price. This too was a price. It’s a price you can afford.
[I will take it.]
With the last words, my mind slowly turned blank. The last thing that came to mind was the Duke’s laughter. okay. His judgment was not wrong. A faint smile appeared on Isera’s lips.
* * *
Ysera… no, Lorotia examined her body. Although he was belittled as a half-penny without any talent, he had a body that was useful in its own way for a human being. She closed her eyes and began to contemplate her body.
I felt mana spreading like a spider web everywhere. Mana spread like a very thin thread. It was the cause that took away Ysera’s senses, thoughts, and thoughts.
A cold smile appeared on her lips. Isera, that Banpoon spirit master had a truly innocent nature. This was especially true when it came to work.
The guilt and nervousness she carries in her heart. Lorotia clearly read Ysera’s mind. It was so easy to arouse desire. What the child wanted was to help the duke by signing a contract with him.
He denies it, offers a seemingly sweet offer, and even takes over her body completely.
For me, the monarch, it was so easy that I yawned.
Lorotia approached the mirror and spoke quietly.
“Don’t be too upset, spiritist. “Because I never lied.”
There was no way he would be able to deal with himself right away even if he concluded the contract.
But Ysera wanted it.
And very desperately.
They say he is incompetent but greedy.
They say that even if you complete the contract, you will not be able to achieve your desires.
There is also talk that he will not be able to handle his own strength.
It was all true.
‘Well, I don’t know if you devote yourself to training for a very long time.’
It was a goal that could not be achieved, at least not in the near future.
Ysera understood those words a little differently.
It is said that it cannot be dealt with ‘forever’.
Although the words of incompetence stimulated her emotions, Ysera’s talent was definitely not that bad.
It’s just that it doesn’t seem right in your eyes. If I tried hard enough, I might be able to handle myself someday. Of course, I didn’t bring that up.
After trampling on that desire, I immediately came up with a new proposal. The sight of him rushing towards me with his eyes rolled back when he heard that he could be of help to the duke.
‘I borrow your body for a moment.’
This statement was true.
Although it has not been clearly defined whether that ‘momentary’ time refers to human standards or spirit standards.
For humans, even the time of change in rivers and mountains was only a very brief period of time for him as a monarch. So this statement was not a lie.
The burning body gradually cooled down. Ysera’s body would not be able to handle this power, but it was different from Lorotia’s point of view. In the end, this was just his own strength. Of course, the way it is handled and the efficiency with which it consumes power are bound to be at different levels.
It wasn’t difficult to maintain the descending state forever if you wanted to. Even so, I had no intention of occupying this human body forever. It was something that was not very appealing to the monarch.
“I will use it well and return it to you.”
I will keep my promise. In the end, wasn’t what the contractor wanted to do to help the duke?
At the very least, he was sure that he would be of much more help than that half-penny.
If the contractor achieves his wish and completes his work in a human body, he will be able to complete a great transaction in his own way.
Lorotia came to visit.