The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 157
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 157
59. Block the gates of hell! (2)
Numerous people have been sacrificed to complete the great gye, and will continue to do so in the future.
However, their sacrifice was not in vain.
Compared to the days when they had to suffer infinitely because of their ‘original sin’, the pain of this life was tolerable enough.
“Paradise of the Underworld”
It was an ancient book containing information about the palace in Hel that the Roman emperor had found after his mother’s death when he was young.
One day he dreamed of people suffering in hell and his mother in between.
At first, I thought it was just a nightmare.
However, the dream was repeated, and each time, in the meantime, I saw that the people I knew increased one by one.
Then one day, one of the tribal chiefs of Sandria came to the young self in secret.
“Most of the people in the East Continent harbor original sin.”
At first I thought it was nonsense.
However, the tribes of Sandria came at regular intervals to have an audience with them and gave them the information they knew.
And the more he did, the clearer his dreams became.
Countless souls suffering in the terrible scenery of hell.
The curious thing was that there were no souls from the West Continent among them.
At first, I searched for the old book with this question.
And I finally figured out why.
The people of the Western Continent escaped from the yoke of hell thanks to the efforts of the first emperor of Ignite.
On the other hand, they weren’t.
Why did Roman torment the West Continent so much?
As a child, I couldn’t figure out why.
However, it was only after he became emperor that he could see the reason behind it.
「The previous emperors could not stand the envy and jealousy towards the people of the West Continent.」
An ancient book that recorded the private secrets of successive emperors. It was written there.
Envy towards the people of the western continent.
It was no different from being the emperor.
I could do anything to achieve freedom after death. However, in the end, he couldn’t find a way and poured out his anger on the West Continent.
I was embarrassed when I found out all the secrets.
‘Was my empire just a place like this?’
The ugly truth of the emperors at the pinnacle of long history and tradition.
What was even more horrifying was the fact that such a feeling was sprouting in his own mind before he knew it.
The suffering of the countries of Romania and the eastern continent is solely due to their mistakes.
He submitted to hell to survive and was still suffering from it.
The ancients thoroughly hid this fact. Unlike the people of the western continent, it was because they wanted to hide their appearance in hell.
But this made the situation even worse.
Information about hell gradually disappeared, and in the end, it reached a situation where stories about hell were treated as nonsense.
“Hell disappeared with the destruction of the Age of Mythology.”
This was the main opinion of the archaeologists on the continent, so there was nothing more to say.
Of course, not all people on the eastern continent suffered.
If he made a connection with people from the Western Continent, he could have been freed from suffering. But I found out about this too late.
This is because Roman and the Western Continent had already become an irreversible relationship.
In order to break the curse that the souls of the people of the eastern continent fell into a terrible hell called Nastron, he had no choice but to awaken the merciful Goddess of Death in the past.
When he knew all the truth, he could understand why the chiefs of Sandria had come to him.
Priest of Hell.
A priest of hell who could only be one since the mythology era.
It was because the Roman emperor had the talent to become a priest of hell.
With their help, the Roman emperor was able to become a priest, and finally came this far.
“soon… … It is complete.”
It could not be postponed any longer as so many people had already made sacrifices.
Although many lives were lost due to the war with Ignit, they would be satisfied enough if they could escape eternal pain.
“Paradise… … .”
I looked at the people who were sweating profusely for paradise.
pain of the present life.
However, instead of suffering for a long time after death, he was working patiently to find peace.
Seeing them like that, the Roman emperor and priest of hell had no choice but to pray to the goddess.
‘May the paradise be completed soon… … .’
With a desperate desire, he looked at the traces of the goddess he had collected so far.
As soon as I found an artifact that appeared to be one of Hel’s trinkets, I immediately knew where the next site might be.
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Just as Kariel can find where the next piece is through the piece of Gareum, Emperor Roman could do the same.
Like the first emperor of Ignit, who stopped his ancestors who were the priests of the ancient hell, this time, too, a god who tries to thwart his plans through Kariel.
“This time for sure… … .”
The emperor clenched his fists, vowing to break the chain of original sin.
Because of the hell gates opened through Hell’s relics, the emperor of the Ignit Empire is bound to be one step behind himself.
While he’s busy blocking the gates of Hell, he can find a few more artifacts and lay the groundwork for a paradise.
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As the Emperor of Roman thought, Kariel was hesitant to stop the Maw and the Burning Spirit coming from the gates of Hell.
Despite creating waves of fire, the Red Ghosts and the Fire Priests extinguished countless demons, the army of Hell was constantly rushing in.
The army of hell has no end, so it is impossible to stop it continuously.
That’s why Kariel had no choice but to take the risk and give the order.
“Tell them all to leave.”
At Kariel’s command, all the forces blocking the army of hell escaped.
Then, Surt and the summoned objects that maintained their huge bodies turned into small balls of fire.
“Sweep it away.”
As he recalled the tidal wave and poured all his strength forward, the fireballs that created the wall of fire increased in size and attacked the endless army of hell.
Pasasac… … .
The moment they touch, the monsters of hell become ashes and announce that they were on this earth.
A ghost, a burning soldier, a specter, or a ghost, they all turned into a handful of ashes and flew into the sky.
The moment the road was cleared at once, Kariel gave an order with a tired expression.
At Kariel’s command, the red ghosts took the lead and began to penetrate the front.
Subsequently, Kariel arrived in front of the gates of hell while being protected by the knights of the imperial palace.
“Is this the bottom again?”
Muttering that, Kariel pushed the knights back and instructed Surt to slam the floor. Then, along with a strange pattern on the floor, a secret site was revealed.
The moment Gareum’s green light shines, a secret door opens.
[You have found Gareum’s second soul piece.]
Along with a translucent spear, he could see a jewel wrapped in green light and floating.
While Kariel absorbed the Soul Shards of Garm as in the first Ruins, the Fire Priests built a seal around the Gates of Hell.
In the first ruins, although Kariel couldn’t function because he closed the gates of hell himself, it wasn’t anymore.
As if to prove that he wasn’t playing all this time, as a result of all kinds of experiments through the gates of hell, he suppressed the monsters from hell as much as possible through the sealing circle he made.
And at the same time dealt with the army of hell through the red ghosts.
And finally, Kariel, who absorbed the soul fragment much sooner than the first fragment, closed the gates of hell.
“Another closed gate to hell. Is the Emperor of Ignit the hope of mankind?”
The only human capable of closing the gates of hell.
Also, one who can show overwhelming power against the army of hell.
Rumors that it was the emperor of Ignit spread throughout the continent.
“Wipe it away, Surt.”
Now, the fire giant has proudly become an image that symbolizes Kariel.
If he appeared, it became victory itself to the extent that voices circulated that the army of hell could win.
During the Age of Mythology, he was called the God of Fire and the Devil of Muspell, and after the Age of Mythology, he was even called the Giant of Destruction.
But now it has become a symbol of victory.
“Are you feeling well?”
Kariel smiled as she looked at Surt, who pretended to be okay but was trying hard to hide her smile.
As if to show that there was a reason that Gareum’s first soul fragment was recognized, Kariel’s growth, which had stopped, rose steeply as the second and third fragments were recognized in succession.
The more so, Kariel visited only the most dangerous and most urgent places.
「The battlefield visited by the Emperor of Ignit is always victorious. So hold on. Then the emperor will come and give you victory.”
It could have been exaggerated publicity because the Allied forces were in a bad situation.
But the important thing is that actually all battlefields with Kariel ended in victory for mankind.
As the number of times that the gates of hell was closed increased, the value of Kariel in humanity rose vertically, and now, the appearance of Kariel calling out a summons has become a ‘hero’ itself.
Even the two masters standing next to each other to protect Kariel showed more power than the Masters when it came to the army of Hell to such an extent that compared to Kariel’s majesty, it shined.
And this appearance made a deep impression on the people of the eastern continent.
‘No leader on the continent will ever do this!’
A famous scholar who had never praised any ruler in the eastern continent was known to praise Kariel, and he gave pride to the people of the western continent.
“Your Majesty our Emperor!”
“The only emperor in the western continent!”
“The Hero of the Western Continent!”
They speak only of the western continent rather than the word “hero of mankind”.
And there were those who rejoiced more than these people, who were originally from the Ignit Empire.
The one who cleared the terrible past and made it the greatest nation on the continent.
I gave him endless tribute to him.
It was a difficult situation due to constant war, but nevertheless, almost everyone chanted Kariel’s name and showed infinite support.
Those people, Kariel did not disappoint.
“Is this the ninth?”
Kariel, who had absorbed Gareum’s soul fragment again, looked at her arm.
The complicated pattern was even bigger than before.
“Isn’t this pattern covering the whole body later?”
The pattern that had already covered her entire back and chest was slowly coming down her arms.
-Maybe? Rather… … The tenth piece is going to be a little tough.
Kariel nodded at Surtur’s words.
I had already received information about the 10th piece from the allied forces, and the hell gate where the 10th piece was sleeping was of a completely different scale than before.
Because of that, most of the allied forces, which had been freed because of Kariel, were rushing there.
“Is the tenth piece the last?”
– I don’t know. One thing is for sure, it won’t be as easy to be recognized as before.
At Surt’s warning, Kariel let out a small sigh and nodded.
“I will still have to do it.”
Saying that, after absorbing the ninth piece of powder, Kariel looked at the gates of hell.
The gates of hell are rapidly diminished by green flames.
Looking at the speed that was incomparable to when he absorbed the first piece, he could see that he had grown up again.
As the space that had taken place was restored and the traces of the hell gate completely disappeared, Tharion hurriedly ran to him.
“Allied lines blocking the tenth gate of hell have collapsed.”
Kariel looked at Tarion with an expression of incomprehension, and he said with a serious expression.
“A new infernal monster has appeared.”