Abandoned by my Childhood Friend, I Became a War Hero - Chapter 119
Abandoned by my Childhood Friend, I Became a War Hero chapter 119
119 – Ella
My eyes were fixed on the portrait in the room.
I first met him as an employee of the Red Bear Inn, and he was the head of a terrorist organization named the Future of the Empire, and his real identity was a princess of the Ionian Kingdom.
Being in the room of someone who died in my arms gave me an indescribable feeling.
Looking at the portrait, I put on a bitter expression.
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Definitely, they look alike.
Fifteen years have passed since the fall of the Ionian Kingdom, so this portrait must have been painted before then.
The little girl in the portrait was quite similar to Ella, except for the color of her eyes.
But the Ella I remember didn’t look this calm, and she didn’t wear such a flashy dress.
Crucially, there was a small name engraved under the portrait. My name is Daisy de Ionia.
It seems that the name Daisy was also her real name. Since the homeland has already been destroyed, did you decide not to use only your last name?
Memorizing someone who is no longer there always complicates the mood.
I didn’t want to stay here any longer. My head is complicated, so I’m sure it will only interfere with my rest.
As I was about to leave to find another room, a thought suddenly popped into my head.
‘Come to think of it….’
The smell of blood is everywhere in the palace, but only this room was very clean.
Other rooms clearly show traces of barricades built to block the undead, but Daisy’s room remained intact, as if it had not been attacked at all, even though there were signs of a hasty escape.
Did she have a chance to get out of the palace before being attacked?
Then, the odds of something still remaining here were very high.
I took a closer look at Daisy’s room, not overruling my intuition. Maybe 15 years ago, I hope I can find out information about the situation at the time.
But she wasn’t really the type to keep a diary, so she couldn’t find any records that would help her figure out something.
Instead, I found a ring in a drawer.
In the corner of the corner with the empty treasure chest, it was a signet ring engraved with the coat of arms of the Ionian royal family.
Looking at the size, it fits just right on a girl’s finger.
As it stands, the owner of this ring must be Daisy.
I wonder if he didn’t know that he didn’t pack his signet ring in an emergency. When I found out later, the palace was already occupied, so I couldn’t even come to find it.
This is a very important item that proves the heir to the Ionian royal family. Maybe Daisy desperately sought this ring in her lifetime… Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I needed.
The moment when you try to put the ring back where it was, taking care of your regrets.
Suddenly, a bright halo of light began to leak from the ring.
Reflexively threw the ring to prepare for traps and explosions.
But the ring that fell on the floor gave off a soft light, and nothing else happened.
Why is this suddenly glowing?
The moment I carefully picked up the ring, I felt that the strong magical power I felt from the ring was connected to somewhere completely different from this place.
It was only then that I realized. This signet ring was a signpost guiding the direction to the hidden subspace.
However, knowing the direction and location was not enough. The important thing was the power to open the door.
For Ionian royalty, it wouldn’t be a problem. Because their lineage has the power to easily open the door to another dimension.
However, it was not only possible for Ionian royalty to open the dimension. With enough power, even an ordinary person could create a dimensional portal.
I pulled Ezetus out of the air and held it up.
The power of Ezetus to cut through non-existent things. Originally, it would have been too much with Ezetus alone, but with this ring connected to the currently hidden subspace.
I opened the dimensional door to the subspace. It was possible because the signet ring indicated the location.
However, I don’t know what lies beyond. However, considering that it is a place that only members of the royal family can access, it wouldn’t be such a dangerous place. Even if there is some risk, it doesn’t matter to me.
I stepped into the portal without hesitation.
With the sensation of being sucked in, the first thing I saw the moment I opened my eyes was a vast golden mountain.
“… Is it a treasure trove?”
Suddenly, I remembered what Elisabeth had asked me to do.
The capital of Ionia, Caria, was destroyed overnight, and the undead are only interested in human skin and have no interest in the wealth they have accumulated.
And no one, including S-rank adventurers, had ever reached the royal castle, so there was a high probability that there would still be many goods left in the royal treasury.
Elizabeth explained that the treasures piled up there would surely help in defending the city.
But no matter how much I searched, I couldn’t find a place that looked like a treasure chest in the palace.
‘This is the only way I can find it.’
The power to connect to the other dimension that flows through Ionian lineage. Since it has such power, it is enough to connect the treasure house to another dimension in the first place. Then only members of the royal family have access to the vault, so there’s no need to worry about it being stolen.
Glitter jewels and gold filled the surroundings, but my eyes brushed them dryly.
A treasure trove used as the treasury of a kingdom. If you take the treasures of this place, the king of a country will become rich enough to envy, but I have no interest in such things.
My interest was towards Ella and the immortal corps leader from the beginning.
It is a hidden space that can only be accessed by the royal seal ring. Maybe there is a clue about Ella here.
With such anticipation, I looked around the inside of the treasure house as if I was passing by, and went inward more and more.
The treasure chest wasn’t just gold coins. The deeper you go inside, the more various scrolls, magical weapons, precious swords and expensive magic materials that you have only heard about through rumors are kept.
The moment I passed those things indifferently and went further inside, I eventually reached the end of the treasure house.
There was a shabby and insignificant iron gate. It didn’t match the splendid and magnificent treasure house in the slightest, so it was a heterogeneous appearance that aroused even more caution.
Contrary to its appearance, the iron gate was protected by a very strong barrier.
It was easy to guess that the skill of the magician who opened this barrier was very good, given that the kingdom was still strong even after many years had passed since its collapse.
There’s something inside this. I couldn’t help but think like that.
However, no matter how solid the barrier is, it can easily be cut with the blade of Ezetus.
The moment I tore the barrier at once with Ezetus and opened the door and stepped inside.
A violent storm of negative energy overtook me.
This plan is on a different level. I could only express it in words like that.
Such strength and concentration, and tremendous pressure… !
A foreign magic from another dimension was filling this place. It feels similar to when Daisy once opened the door to the Dark World in the Islands. However, in terms of scale, comparison was impossible.
If at that time the door was only opened, this is already another dimension… !
[Quaaagh! Help me!!]
[I feel sorry for you! It’s so pathetic!]
[I don’t want to die! Why should I die?]
[I want to live more! I want to live longer!!]
A chill that made me freeze to the bone penetrated my body.
It’s not because the temperature is low. The grudges of the dead and the aura of death led the living to death moment by moment.
Llewellyn’s words passed through my mind.
‘The leader of the Immortal Corps must have used that child named Ella to open the door to the underworld. They must have summoned an army of undead from there.’
The door to the underworld.
If there is a living hell connected to the underworld, it must be here.
My heart started beating like crazy. An intense intuition flashed into my head, and I impulsively took a step forward.
Just as you cannot cut through a flowing waterfall, it is useless to cut through a storm of negative energy that fills the surroundings like air with Ezetus.
The only way is to endure and move forward.
I took one step after another, enduring the raging storm with my body.
This was already the underworld, and for the living to stay in the realm of the dead meant getting closer to the dead. Strength has nothing to do with it. It is simply the order of the world.
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With every step I took, my body slowly grew colder, closer to death.
But the more I did, the stronger my heart beat.
Breaking through the yin qi and advancing, advancing endlessly.
At some point.
Leave the wide open door to the underworld behind you.
In her ice crystals, her eyes closed as if she was in a deep sleep, her eyes placed in front of her eyes.
What should I say to you?
I didn’t know what expression to make.
I just sat there quietly.