Chapter 209: Gustarte (1)
There was a long way to go and their foes were numerous. Even if they only had a small elite party, it was impossible to completely avoid so many eyes.
The millions of creatures and angels were all enemies. Setting aside the creatures, the way that the angels fought was disgusting for humans. In a combat situation, the angels were no different from the creatures.
The way the angels fought. It was an ‘insensitivity’ that didn’t care about anything but themselves.
If a passing human blocked the road then the angels would burn them. At least angels didn’t go hunting humans.
But right now, this was a war zone.
A chaotic place filled with blood where reason was paralyzed.
Anybody found was hunted without delay.
Yoo Eun-hye’s party were the top level Awakened and even they had trouble holding on.
Among them, the high priests Kim Yura and Kim Min-ji played great roles.
The combination of the two was beyond astonishing. They watched in amazement as amputated limbs were miraculously restored at once. Among the priests’ jobs, it was a ‘miracle’ not possible for them.
Yet it had become a reality. Suture could immediately stitch up wounds while Regeneration completely healed a wound.
There were no side effects.
Commonly referred to as equivalent exchange…each Awakened experienced it to a certain extent when using skills. The higher ranked the skill, the more severe the fatigue due to loss of magic power.
But…they didn’t get tired.
‘Are they really people?’
Yoo Eun-hye inwardly shook her head.
Right now they were halfway there.
They had encountered angels and creatures dozens of times, causing casualties to appear. However, their common point was that they ‘died instantly.’ Kim Yura and Kim Min-ji couldn’t save the dead.
If they could bring back the dead then it would make the weight of living seem too low. She had seen many deaths. If they were revived…she felt like her mind would be troubled.
Either way, the party was able to reach this point due to the severe injuries being treated immediately. Half the party members had been sacrificed to reach halfway to their target. If a simple calculation was done, they would all die by the time they arrived at the target.
‘They have to arrive, even if it means dying. To do this, I must protect them.’
Yoo Eun-hye’s eyes were shining.
She had seen many Awakened with healing skills, but it was the first time she had seen it to this degree. Their talent was necessary to reach the goal.
She only needed one person to fulfill the purpose. There was no guarantee that person would be Yoo Eun-hye. Rather than that…
Yoo Eun-hye looked at Edward Windsor.
“Noona, are you nervous?”
Edward Windsor grinned.
He was different compared to when she first saw him as a child.
Sometimes he looked at her like a mother, sometimes like a lover, but Yoo Eun-hye couldn’t repay those expectations. He wasn’t to blame.
Edward Windsor was too young. That’s all.
He grew stronger at a speed beyond imagination. Yoo Eun-hye was praised as the best but Edward Windsor had the qualities to become the ‘strongest.’
He had already almost caught up with her so it was an unbelievable speed.
If only one person could survive then it had to be Edward Windsor. Yoo Eun-hye thought it was the right choice for the world and for him.
“What is there to be nervous about? Let’s move quickly. We’ll need to skirt around that road.”
“Go around that road?”
“I think there is some fighting in that area. Even if it takes a little more time, it is better to go to the side.”
Edward shrugged as he slashed an ogre’s neck. It was dead but he cut it again just for confirmation.
The captain was Yoo Eun-hye.
Every team member followed her commands without questioning it.
Edward was still too young and inexperienced to lead.
However, he would be able to take her place in one or two years. He could rise to Kim Yong-woo’s position in an instant.
She felt like the burden on her was a little bit lighter.
‘This mission…not all of us can survive.’
Yoo Eun-hye tried to be stronger as she faced all types of absurd situations. The strong had to protect the weak and fight against injustice. If no one did that then corruption would be the only thing remaining.
This world would perish!
It was obvious when people showed radical and violent behaviour towards the Saviour’s children.
She went on this mission to make sure it would succeed. Her final goal was to become the king, but Edward was also a candidate.
The more they fought and got closer to their destination…the survival rate was unlikely to be high. Her intuition was usually never wrong.
“If I die, you will lead the party Edward.”
“Don’t talk like a loser.”
Edward scowled. Even though he had spent a long time in the training room, Edward still had childlike aspects.
However, Yoo Eun-hye was serious. If a crisis situation happened and Yoo Eun-hye died, then Edward needed to take over.
It wasn’t just for the future.
Was it something like a deep affection?
She spoiled him despite never having a younger sibling or child, so it felt strange.
Edward turned his head with a serious expression.
“I promise, but it isn’t going to happen.”
“Good. Let’s move on.”
“Captain-nim, it is hard to move right now.”
Kim Yura approached Yoo Eun-hye after treating her last patient.
“It is hard to move?”
“Creatures and angels are approaching this direction quickly. I’m sure since my spirit Rei has detected it.”
The fire spirits!
Although numerous Awakened had contracts with them, they were much smaller than the sisters’ fire spirits. Apart from their size, the fire spirits were powerful. To be honest, they were better than some Awakened.
Yoo Eun-hye believed Kim Yura’s words.
She couldn’t believe it earlier, but similar situations had happened several times. Now she had no questions.
“Forward…wait, Rei, what?”
Kim Yura’s expression became determined. The fire spirit Rei seemed to be telling Kim Yura something important.
Kim Yura spoke hurriedly after hearing the contents.
“Run away. Right now.”
“We can’t handle it?”
“There is no time. We…there is no way we can handle it!”
She didn’t even want to waste time saying the name?
Yoo Eun-hye had to choose. It was happening very quickly.
Should she believe Kim Yura’s words and retreat, or keep going forward?
There was no time. If they retreated then it would be more difficult to accomplish their goal.
But she made a quick decision.
“It’s too late! Avoid it! As far as possible…!”
Just as Yoo Eun-hye was about to open her mouth.
The ground shook.
The sky turned black.
A black sphere similar to a black sun was floating in the centre of the sky.
It started to suck in everything around it. The black sun swallowed up everything quickly and indiscriminately.
It was like a black hole.
“Let me show you the power of a true king, harpy swarm.”
The owner of an amazingly deep voice walked forward. The black sun moved slowly according to his movements. Even darkness was assimilated.
And…the angels couldn’t resist.
The harpy swarm was referring to the angels.
All they could do was scream as their wings were torn. There were angels away from the radius of the black hole but they didn’t survive.
The power of a king wasn’t that simple or limited.
A king that was equal to an army!
He called it the power of a king.
Countless creatures followed behind the king.
In particular, there was an impressive unknown creature with black wings. Cerberuses with black wings! It was like something that would show up in a myth.
But such beings wouldn’t follow a simple king.
He had a droopy face and two eyes that seemed to be drowning in madness!
One of the grand dukes qualified to call himself a ‘king.’
He was the demon most hostile to humans and had slaughtered the most.
Intelligent humans were wary of him. The most destructive and outspoken demon, he was no different than a living nuclear bomb. He was a grand duke that would try to destroy the earth to earn the highest achievements.
Now he was slaughtering the angels.