The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 143
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 143
54. Gate Wars!
The supply line defense operation was finally over.
Although the result was half-baked, it was Ignit’s victory.
Most of the buildings were destroyed, and it was difficult to find items in good condition, but they were able to protect the supply route.
“… … You have won.”
Even though it was a difficult fight, Glenn put on a satisfied expression when he received the news that Tarion had stopped it.
I was waiting because I might have to go to the rear just in case, but I wasn’t just playing.
The knights from the west began to unite around Glenn, and additional troops that came through the Frigid Gorge also joined Glenn one by one.
Then an army that could never be ignored was formed.
It was now possible to direct this army to the battlefield where the main force was fighting, rather than guarding the supply lines.
“Can we stop this again?”
Glenn grinned as he said that.
When Glenn appeared in the North for the first time, he was evaluated as a ‘master who still lacks experience’.
Although he was admired in Ignit, the evaluation in the East Continent was weak.
However, after coming up to the northern part of the eastern continent, things changed.
The leader of the black magicians who boasted great power through a series of battles in the northern part of the fortress with giants.
Even though he moved with the warlocks to stop Glenn’s detachment, he was defeated.
The reason is?
It was simple.
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Just because Glenn was overwhelmingly strong.
If the combat experience in the western continent led to mastery, the combat experience in the eastern continent led to explosive growth in the use of power after becoming a master.
“I am ready.”
Glenn, who came out of the barracks, moved the detached corps while watching the corps commander come to report that the preparations were complete.
At the front, behind the Byeoldongdae, the three corps that had crossed the canyon of the freezing cold followed.
The troops, all made up of the most elite, moved quickly to the point where the Demon Realm Gate was located.
Thousands of horse-drawn carriages (horsepower cars) followed behind the detached cavalry.
And the airships moved in the sky.
“I can’t see the Warlock.”
“I guess I knew I couldn’t stop it.”
Glenn nodded slightly as the lieutenants working with him reported that the warlock had disappeared.
Even when the detached team was moved, the defeated warlocks could not stop the large-scale troops.
In fact, when the warlocks blocked the detached unit, there was some reason.
Leaving behind the thought that Glenn’s skills would not come close to their leader, it was because the power of the allied forces made up of warlocks and demons far exceeded the detached force.
It was only Glenn alone that bridged the gap.
“It is said that a strong wave of magic is felt at the place presumed to be the Pandemonium Gate.”
Glenn’s expression hardened at the report of the corps commander.
“I should go as soon as possible.”
After saying that, Glenn pondered for a while before explaining his thoughts to the corps commanders.
The main force he leads is the Byeoldongdae.
So, like a detached unit, rather than joining the main force, I asked to hit the gate first, and all the corps commanders agreed. It was possible because of the faith in Glenn’s powerlessness that he had shown so far.
While the detached party turned to hit the gate directly, the main force also quickly smashed the demons and advanced north.
As the supply line stabilized, the forces led by Archelio and the Duke of Wilkshire pressed Roman, and the force that had been holding Roman in check had joined the main force, so he was able to push with overwhelming force.
However, despite successive victories, the main forces could not laugh.
Rather, it was the demon army that laughed.
Although the demon army is losing at the cost of enormous sacrifices, it is because they have completed their mission to some extent.
Kariel, who was informed of this situation, also became serious.
“Contrary to expectations, it’s too fast?”
In response to Kariel’s question, the wizards and priests began to explain based on the information they found.
“According to the records, it is said that when the gate is completed, a pillar of purple magic will rise towards the sky.”
“So are we.”
“Then, are you saying it’s still not in the final stage?”
Both the priest and the wizard nodded at Kariel’s question.
“It is definitely not in the final stage.”
“You can be sure of this.”
Kariel gave a small nod to the confidence of the two.
This is because almost all records of the appearance of demons in history, not just one place, were described in the same way.
Kariel also had memories of seeing the place where the Demon Gate was located in her previous life. As they said, I didn’t see the purple pillar, but I remember that the sky was full of black clouds that were polluted with demonic energy.
However, according to the report, only the waves of demonic energy deepened, and none of the phenomena mentioned in the records appeared.
“Then it’s not complete… … What does this phenomenon mean?”
At Kariel’s question, everyone in the meeting kept their mouths shut.
In fact, it was natural that they did not know. It was because even the most recent appearance of demons was so long ago that they had to look for old books.
“bump… … Are you trying to unreasonably summon a high-ranking demon?”
At the words of the wizard, everyone turned their heads and looked at the wizard who had spoken.
Then, looking at the bewildered wizard, Kariel ordered more with a chin.
“If you look at the records of summoning demons, there are records similar to this.”
“But isn’t that the gate?”
At the words of the wizard, one of the priests frowned and said.
Summoning magic and gates were completely different concepts.
This is because, unlike opening the disconnected space between the worlds and summoning only the mental body of the demons, the gate is a concept that opens the way for everything in the demon world to come and go.
That’s why the other wizards, including the priest, looked at them with puzzled expressions.
“But isn’t the concept itself similar to moving from the demon realm to this place?”
Kariel stared at him as if to add to his words.
Then the others stopped talking and tried to listen to him calmly.
“If you look for records of summoning demons, similar phenomena like this have been recorded. What they have in common is what happened when the summoning date was pushed forward unreasonably.”
Cariel, who looked at the records the wizard had shown him, nodded slightly.
Descriptions that all of the magic that had spread around disappeared at the same time as the sudden surge of powerful magic.
“Is the reason why Magi disappeared here because of the summoning circle?”
“It seems so. Even a small amount of magic appears to have been absorbed by the summoning circle.”
Seeing the priest quivering at the wizard’s words, Kariel gave him a chance this time.
“Your Majesty, if you look at the records here, you can see that the surrounding environment is polluted in various ways when demons are summoned.”
“you’re right. If you look at these records, the phenomenon is different even under the same conditions.”
Other wizards and priests found other phenomena with the same conditions and showed them to Kariel.
It was clearly seen that different phenomena occurred under the same conditions.
In addition, there were records in which only demons flowed out, even though it was a phenomenon that occurred at the gate of the demon world.
Although Kariel had experienced countless demons in her previous life, information related to gates and summoning was lacking. A large demon army had already been summoned, but there was no time to spare.
It was because he had to find at least one more weakness of the demons during that time.
“… … Let’s start with the worst case scenario. If you are right, what kind of situation can you expect?”
The wizard, who assumed the summoning of a high-ranking demon at Kariel’s question, rummaged through the materials.
“… … I think we can assume the summoning of the Demon King.”
Others immediately refuted the magician’s words, as if they were nonsense.
“It is nonsense. The wave of demonic energy is too weak to summon the Demon King.”
“Yes. Even when the imperfect Demon King was summoned, demonic energy overflowed around him.”
In response to the objections of the wizards and priests, Kariel silently looked at the wizard who claimed that the demon king could be summoned.
When he refuted while building bloodlines while waiting for him, the priests and wizards also calmed down and sat down again.
After a moment of silence, the wizard found the data to support his evidence and spoke quietly.
“If you look at these records, you will see that you can temporarily summon the Demon King.”
At the wizard’s words, Kariel nodded slightly.
“As others have said, even though the Demon King has sealed most of his original power, the impact was quite large. But if we apply this case, it seems possible.”
Kariel tilted her head.
It was because it was the type of summoning circle he had seen for the first time.
There was a cocoon-like thing in the center, and a lot of strange patterns were drawn there.
In addition, the magic circle drawn in blood seemed to be overlapped in several layers.
“It’s a sign that witch doctors in the past tried to create a demon by sacrificing a lot of people.”
“Did you make it?”
“That’s right. I tried to create a ‘Demon King’ without any restrictions by transplanting the hearts of several high-ranking demons into one person and injecting the sealed demon’s soul into them.”
At his words, Kariel tilted his head.
“Looks like you failed. If I had succeeded, I would have known.”
“Yes. But it’s not completely unsuccessful. Records indicate that their experiments failed, but some have eaten the remnants of this failure.”
“Who is it?”
“It’s the Demon Dragon King.”
At his words, Kariel immediately turned her head and looked at the priests.
If it was the Demon Dragon King, it was a disaster that even Kariel had heard of. If such a being was in fact created by humans, it would be a serious matter.
“There is such a guess.”
“Actually, the Demon Dragon King appeared after the temple that sealed this trace collapsed.”
Kariel put on a serious expression at the words of the priests of the parish.
“Summarizing, are you saying that there is a possibility that the demon king will come over if you use this method?”
“… … If that’s the case, it’s not at all unlikely.”
“If the burden on the gate is reduced through an additional ritual of offering sacrifices… … .”
As the wizards and priests exchanged opinions with each other, they tried to guess the probability that the Demon King would appear.
“The probability that the Demon King will be summoned is 30%. Even if it is summoned instead, there is little chance that it will have full power, right? At least one?”
“Then let me ask you one thing. How strong is the Grand Master with 10% power?”
At Kariel’s question, the expressions of the wizards and priests hardened.
“That was the answer.”
In the silence of everyone who had gathered in the meeting room, Kariel immediately called the chief of staff.
“I must inform the main force immediately of this fact. Chamberlain.”
“Call the ambassadors.”
The possibility that the Demon King was summoned.
That alone forced the Empire to enter the emergency system again.
Immediately, the news was relayed to the East through a telecommunication channel, and a secret letter was sent to the main forces at war.
“There is a possibility that the Demon Lord has been summoned.”
The Southern Commander’s eyes frowned at the secret letter.
It is highly likely that he was summoned incompletely, but the fact that an existence higher than the Grand Master level had passed was a problem in itself.
“Call the Sunblade and the Pope immediately.”
At the words of the southern commander, the high priest tilted his head.
It was an expression of why he was calling them, who were slaughtering demons and fighting on the front lines.
As soon as I showed him the secret correspondence, I became contemplative and hurriedly ran to call them.
* * *
When the head of the main force was thrown into confusion at the word ‘demon king’, the capital of the empire was thrown into confusion by other matters.
“Your Majesty, no.”
Ministers who all bow down in the Great War and oppose Kariel’s decision.
But this time, he said firmly that he had no intention of giving up his will.
“no. No objections this time. Call your brothers.”
Having said that, Kariel ordered the ministers with a determined expression.
“I have to go over to the East Continent myself.”
The expressions of the ministers rotted at Kariel’s decision.