The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 194
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 194
Gaiden 6. Operation name: Seduce a monster (2)
Following the advice of the chief chamberlain, Kariel, who had decided to meet the empress later, hurriedly left the palace, hoping to meet the empress.
As soon as she got on the carriage and quickly left the imperial palace, Kariel headed straight for the remnants of the near past.
Arriving at his destination quickly through an airship modified to go at high speed, he was able to see a different landscape from there than expected.
“Are the remnants of the past doing ‘evolution’?”
The divine beasts who have lived for a long time naturally have mana, and the mutant monsters that have evolved by eating the remnants of the past or eating their remains.
As they evolved and hunted the remnants of the past, they too began to change.
Even if you hide in a rough area to avoid human attacks, there is no law that says you should not be hunted by gods or monsters, so you started taking risks.
And the result was right in front of Kariel’s eyes.
-… … Are you here to kill me?
A bat that seemed prepared for death.
It was not enough just to hide in a large cave, so he deliberately reduced his body size and hid.
A guy who was careful about increasing his strength so as not to get caught by humans.
The reason why such a guy was found was because he absorbed the power of the gate from another dimension that was created near the cave.
He hid it well until the end, but his powers from other dimensions have evolved while allowing him to surpass his own powers.
And at that very moment, the wave of power spreads out and gets caught.
“I came here to recruit rather than kill.”
At Kariel’s words, the bat tilted its head.
No matter how much he evolved, he was only a weak existence compared to Kariel.
Instances much stronger than that were hiding all over the Western Continent, and it was strange that they had to come directly to recruit him.
-Why are you trying to recruit me?
“How to use the power of another dimension.”
To the bat’s question, Kariel answered honestly.
Even though he wasn’t a very strong individual, there was only one reason he came.
Because bats know the secrets that mankind has yet to uncover.
“You know, if things go on like this, the world will be in danger again. So help.”
-… … .
“Don’t worry if you’re thinking of the remnants of the past. I want to meet you all anyway.”
– Is it really?
“okay. Even though they were born from the remnants of the power of the past, they are still one of the members of the world. But other dimensions are different.”
After saying that, Kariel held out her hand while looking at the bat.
“I will not interfere with increasing my strength. But we have to cooperate.”
A bat looking into Kariel’s eyes.
He was one of the first vampires to be chosen directly by the ancestor of vampires.
But it wasn’t that great.
He was only one of the many first vampires, and even at that time, he did not possess great power.
But now it was different.
‘If I can grow more like this… … .’
Thinking that far, the bat’s eyes changed.
The danger of being hunted by humans is gone.
If you cooperate with the research, the risk of being hunted by monsters will also decrease.
Will humans protect themselves?
If so, he will be able to grow further while receiving the protection of humans with insignificant information.
– I will cooperate.
“good choice. I won’t let you regret it.”
Is it a gift for the first being who made a contract with Ignit?
Kariel ordered the knights to guard the bats.
At the same time, he sent prisoners and gave permission to make them into the clan of bats.
Creating a vampire is risky, but if you do this enough, the chances of that guy also trusting him and spitting out all the knowledge he knows are high.
For the first time like that, Kariel officially signed a contract with the remnants of the past.
Starting with him, I went looking for the guys hiding in the central area one by one.
“It’s just guys who don’t matter.”
Kariel said, clicking his tongue.
The central area of the empire is the core area, so the surveillance network is bloody.
So strong entities could never hide.
If it is large or powerful, it will inevitably be detected in any form.
Therefore, in order to attract those who will become significant power, they had no choice but to go out to the outskirts.
Still, it wasn’t meaningless.
“What are the results?”
The Duke of Walkshire, who came directly to Kariel’s question, reported it.
“It is still small. Some of the remnants of the past still don’t believe us, and most of them are almost faithful to their instincts… … .”
“You mean you need time?”
“… … That’s right. Still, we did find some meaningful results through bats.”
Cariel sighed, then turned his head to look at the Duke of Wilkshire. The Duke’s words continued.
“According to what I found out through the bat, I was able to know that the power of another dimension is also similar to mana.”
“Then why can’t we and they can?”
In response to Kariel’s question, the Duke of Wilkshire handed over a report based on the data he had gathered so far.
“Look at the power of the remnants of the past.”
“There are several mixed together.”
“That’s right. It is hidden by the special power of mana, the power of hell, and the remnants, but here, if you look at the wavelength of this power, it is similar to the power of the gate in another dimension.”
Kariel, who was reading the Duke of Wilkshire’s report, opened her eyes wide.
“Why didn’t you know this?”
“I was very weak, and it’s because I didn’t have time to study calmly.”
As the Duke of Wilkshire had said, he had been hunting for the remnants of the past, but hadn’t thought to properly study them.
Above all, the biggest problem was that they did not cooperate even when they caught the remnants of the past.
Then, after contracting with Kariel, research became possible through the remnants of the past.
“It seems that the remnants of the past can be strengthened through the power of another dimension because they handle various powers and have a small part of the power flowing out of the gate of the other dimension.”
“Right. But I wonder Why do remnants of the past have such power?”
The Duke of Walkshire pondered for a moment at Kariel’s question, and then opened his mouth with difficulty.
“It is possible that it was obtained while crossing the dimension.”
Remnants of the past that have been forced to this place by hell.
If the fall to hell is the cause, it is correct that it must have power from another dimension.
‘Is it different from the me who was overcome by the power of separation?’
Unlike the stable passage to Hell by Gareum, the remnants of the past were half-forcibly banished, so the process of crossing Hell and this place would have been unstable.
‘Perhaps the power of another dimension could be the power of the universe.’
As Kariel made this assumption in her mind, the Duke of Wilkshire opened her mouth again.
“Still, I think we can prevent the contamination area from expanding by putting a barrier around one other dimension gate.”
“It’s fortunate. As soon as the results come out, let the military know right away.”
“Yes! your majesty.”
As the Duke of Wilkshire lowered his head and stepped back, Kariel let out a small sigh.
In the end, to obtain meaningful information, higher remnants had to be met.
“Now, Your Majesty, you may not have to move yourself.”
At Tarion’s words, Kariel tilted her head.
“It has been agreed upon to assist the remnants of our contract with other beings. As long as you are already in the outskirts, your contract has ended safely with remnants of the past.”
“her… … That’s good.”
Kariel, who had given an order just in case.
If we had decided to help humans, we decided to help those who can afford to properly ask for help when talking with other remnants, and even this has produced meaningful results.
“Do we need time now?”
Through contracts with the remnants of the past, it would be possible to secure the secrets of the gates to other dimensions and to secure meaningful power in future wars.
The Hana Empire was running out of time.
Looking at another report that Tarion took out of his arms, he could only sigh.
At first, there were less than 20 gates in other dimensions, but more than 100 were appearing in the western continent alone, and now the number was increasing to the point where it was difficult to grasp in real time.
As Kariel rejected Quetzalcoatl’s proposal, he also gave up on maintaining the barrier, and the gates are rapidly increasing.
As one side collapsed, other beings close to gods gave up one by one, and now the number of gates increased exponentially.
The problem was that the size of the gate was getting bigger as it appeared later.
“War… … .”
The war that I thought was over was about to start again.
Clearly, the gates were increasing rapidly, but so far it was fine.
“It is manageable enough.”
It was impossible to predict how strong the beings that would come over from the gate would be, but he did not regret his decision.
The reason why Baldr was able to disappear safely.
It’s because I think there would have been a belief that the present humanity and the world would be able to endure without confidence at the current level.
“Still, there is too little information.”
Kariel muttered regretfully at Surt’s vacant seat that was suddenly approaching.
It was frustrating because there was no one who always gave him advice.
“Not when you really need it.”
It was when Kariel grumbled at Surt, whom she had not contacted yet.
– tt! You can’t do anything without me!
A small fireball that appeared suddenly.
A small ball of fire with big eyes looked at him and smiled.
-A long time?
Seeing Surt greet him warmly, Kariel looked at him with a surprised expression and said,
“Where have you been! When was the last time you contacted me!”
– Busy! I was busy fighting the guys who came from another dimension all of a sudden.
At Surt’s words, Kariel tilted his head with a surprised expression.
– Literally. I was busy fighting an army from another dimension. after… … I was fighting a while ago, and I barely finished it.
“What is that… … .”
In the world, including the western continent, there have been no people who have crossed over to the military unit from other dimensions.
“Where the hell are you… … .”
“What? It was destroyed… … .”
– Yes, it was destroyed.
At Kariel’s words, Surt nodded as if he was acknowledging it.
– But it wasn’t completely destroyed. Between Hell and this place, there was a remnant of rubble.
“ah… … .”
– Fortunately, there were a lot of remnants of our people there. Thanks to that, I was able to carry the remnants of the subordinates who came here.
Having said that, Surt told me about Muspelheim, which had begun to be rebuilt.
A world known to have been destroyed in the Age of Myths.
It was said by Baldr that he had barely left the human world, but it seemed that was not the case.
-I was just in case when I was going to hell, but I was right.
As in the Demon Realm, the remains of the destroyed world remained.
However, it was not as stable as the world reconstructed by Baldra, so it had no choice but to receive more and more invasions from other dimensions.
-Probably the other summoned people are the same.
Agni, a fragment of Skoll or the Spirit King, who went in search of his brother, could also go to the remnants of the destroyed world.
There is only one reason why they can do this.
This is because he can borrow some of Gareum’s power through Kariel.
The power to cross hell was not simple. It was a high-level power that could cross worlds and worlds, and through this, Surt was able to find the remains of Muspell.
-Maybe they’ll come back one by one when it’s finished to some extent.
“after… … okay?”
At Surtur’s words, Kariel smiled and nodded.
-ah! And there is one gift.
-okay. I’ve heard of it for a while, but you want to use the remnants of the past as allies?
Surt stared at Kariel, who nodded, and smiled.
-Let’s help our people too.
-It’s actually thanks to you that the fire giants were resurrected, so shouldn’t we help?
Having said that, Surt held out his small hand and asked for a handshake with Kariel.
– Let’s make a contract with us.
At his words, Kariel smiled brightly and nodded.
In other words, valuable forces were secured ahead of the war.
However, in this happy situation, something happened that made Kariel laugh even more.