The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 198
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 198
Gaiden 7. Invasion of another dimension? (3)
The aftermath of the unmeasurable gate starting to fluctuate was huge.
“your majesty! Gates are reacting abnormally in chain!”
“nice… … I’m in trouble! The purple gates are emitting power. If left as it is, it will contaminate the entire surrounding area!”
The moment the gray gates of Tarion and the Duke of Wilkshire began to move, the purple gates also began to respond.
The problem is, that’s just the beginning.
Gates started to be created all at once at what seemed to be the expected gate points.
At the same time, beings from other dimensions began to come over the gate that had been blocked.
“Is the war starting now?”
Kariel sighed while muttering that.
It would be nice if only resources from other dimensions could be omitted stably like this.
The gods couldn’t let it go.
“World without God”
A book that contains the goals that Kariel has personally envisioned.
Not a world where fate is subordinated to God, but a world where everything can be pioneered only by their own will.
That was the world Kariel dreamed of.
It was for this reason that he rejected Quetzalcoatl’s offer.
‘Humanity can overcome.’
Overcoming, not persevering.
Building a power that goes beyond survival and overpowers other dimensions.
Perhaps Baldr had read Kariel’s mind like this, so he could have chosen extinction with peace of mind.
“From now on, we will switch to an emergency system. Let the people of the Empire know all the facts right now.”
“Yes! your majesty.”
Everyone bowed their heads in response to Kariel’s command.
Anyway, I left the internal affairs to Ruffiel and the military power to Seriel, so the younger brothers will take care of it.
As a member of the Round Table, he only had to pay attention to the non-measurable gate.
“It’s gray… … .”
– Are you nervous?
At Surt’s question, Kariel smiled bitterly.
If I asked him if he was nervous, he had no choice but to answer that it was natural.
Perhaps a god-level being might actually appear, and whoever it is, you have to deal with it alone.
According to the original plan, Glenn and Marquis Sicario would have dealt together, but the purple gates had to be entrusted to them as there was a risk that the purple gates would run out of control.
“Glen and Sicario, please take charge of the purple gates.”
At Kariel’s order, Glenn and Marquis Sicario immediately expressed their disapproval.
And it was the same with Seriel.
“No! Brother, you’re blocking the gate alone! Absolutely not!”
Against Seriel’s strong objection, Marquis Sicario also added his words.
“It is too dangerous to block the gray gates alone. The purple gates will be blocked by the Ignit army, so it’s better to gather your strength at the gray gate… … .”
“If something as powerful as a giant snake in the New World appears… … Do you see that Ignit’s army can stop it?”
At Cariel’s question, Marquis Sicario shut his eyes.
It was the same with Glenn.
I don’t know if the three of us work together, a monster that is difficult to withstand alone, let alone guarantee.
If such a monster appeared at the Purple Gate, Ignit’s army would never be able to stop it.
Above all, there was no guarantee that only one such being would emerge from the purple gate. If it appeared with a large number of beings, the Grand Master and the army had to work together to stop it.
“Oh, Your Majesty.”
“I didn’t become a member of the Round Table just to roam the battlefield safely.”
Kariel answered while interrupting the worried Glenn.
Before he knew it, four summoned entities appeared in small form.
Small summoning objects that emit strange powers at the same time.
Obviously, the wave of power was weak, but the expressions of Glenn and Marquis Sicario hardened at once.
Seriel tilted her head at their suddenly hardened expressions.
A power that even Seriel, who is a candidate for the next master and is on the verge of becoming a master, could not feel it.
“… … your majesty.”
“… … .”
As the two Grand Masters stood blankly with a surprised expression, Kariel looked at them and said with a smile.
“It’s not like I’ve been playing all this time.”
“This… … .”
“The answer to the next step Jim finds.”
At Cariel’s words, Glenn and Marquis Sicario swallowed their saliva and stared blankly at their emperor.
“Look, this road isn’t perfect yet. Maybe it’s the wrong way. However… … .”
Kariel’s growth, which had been sluggish, is showing growth again.
This was important.
Even if this is the wrong way, you need to grow right now.
By making contracts with the main remnants and mutant monsters in the West Continent, Kariel broke through the blocked path.
Kariel did not achieve growth through her own strength like the demon king in the first place.
Based on the power given by Baldr, he has grown gradually by contracting with the summoned objects.
And by making contracts with various beings recently, Kariel was able to dissolve more diverse powers into the central anxiety.
I could see the strong and diverse power melted into the fire and the stopped growth starting to move again.
‘Is this called faith?’
Through the contract, the powers of various beings flowed along with their wishes.
Once I accepted my wish like that, now even the slightest wish could flow in.
The longing of humans who believe in Kariel and follow him.
It was not a formal contract, but a one-sided desire and weak power of the other party, but even that started to accumulate and became a strong force that could not be ignored.
As a result, Kariel’s power, which gained more pure and powerful power, naturally began to become a virtuous cycle as it was shared with the contractors.
Once the engine starts running, it doesn’t stop until the fuel runs out.
‘I wish I had more time… … .’
There were no gods waiting for it.
“If you are really worried, clear the gate quickly and come to help.”
Glenn and Marquis Sicario bit their lips at Kariel’s words.
The feeling of helplessness that they couldn’t stop their emperor from leaving for the most dangerous battlefield.
But knowing that it was an unavoidable choice, he just hung his head in silence.
After the meeting of the round table, an army centered around Seriel was formed to block the immeasurable gates.
“I will be back.”
The younger siblings and the empress looked at her with worried faces.
Kariel smiled bitterly at the people waiting in front of the emperor’s palace, as if she had heard all the facts.
Everyone stopped what they were doing and followed Kariel, as if they had intuited that it was really dangerous this time.
As he left the imperial palace and headed toward the capital’s airbase, he saw everyone following him, including the ministers.
Even the people of the Empire who saw it… … .
「Impossible gate movement occurs!」
Since everything that had happened had already been reported through the public newspapers, the people of the empire knew where Kariel was going.
Everyone watched Kariel as she rode to the airport with worried expressions.
The imperial people lined up from the imperial palace to the air force prayed for Kariel’s safe return while begging him to stop.
And it was the same for Glenn and Marquis Sicario who followed.
“Your Majesty, it seems that I am going through the gray gate… … .”
Glenn looked at Kariel with a worried expression.
The gray gate expected to be the most difficult gate.
According to common sense, Glenn, who is said to be the strongest of mankind, was right to go.
Everyone nodded, as if wishing so, but Kariel shook her head resolutely.
“please… … I hope you come back safely… … .”
At Ayla’s words, everyone bowed their heads to Kariel, who boarded the airship for the emperor.
The people of the Empire, looking at the supreme going to the most dangerous battlefield for the Empire, only bowed their heads with solemn expressions.
The 1st Special Squadron was organized around Seriel and the Minister of the Army.
The Gray Shield, a special force to block the Gray Gate, began to move.
At the same time, the two special forces, centered on Glenn and Marquis Sicario, also moved toward their respective goals.
“ruler! Let’s move.”
As soon as Kariel leaves, Luffiel leaves with the ministers as if he can’t delay.
“From now on, let’s focus on controlling the gates across the western continent together with me.”
Seriel also took all the military personnel and moved to control the gates of the western continent.
It was time to gather information from each region.
Tarion, who had led the intelligence department and collected all the information of the empire, stood blankly with a stiff expression on his face.
“… … Look at this.”
Seriel tilted her head and read the report Tarion handed her.
A report with a map.
There, he could see the sudden appearance of gates.
The curious thing was that only the ‘Western Continent’, centered on the Giant’s Mountains, was showing anomalies.
“… … Isn’t that wrong?”
“I knew it, so I checked the giant’s fortress.”
Seriel’s expression hardened at Tarion’s answer.
Gates that shake only the western continent, as if they were aiming for Ignit Bay.
Gates opened around the Western Continent as if Ignit’s power could not be concentrated on the gray gate.
These suspicions became more prominent when information from other countries was collected.
“… … It feels as if all the gates are concentrated on the western continent.”
Everyone present nodded at Seriel’s words.
All the gates were concentrated only in the Western Continent, as even the gates that were built around the top-level entities, including Quetzalcoatl, fell asleep.
“We must move the army to help His Majesty right now!”
At the words of the military minister, the others jumped up from their seats and chanted.
“already… … You are late.”
Seriel sighed and said.
He also wanted to go help his brother right now, but it was already too late.
He moved as fast as possible to block the gray gate, so the Gray Shield had already reached its destination.
* * *
-Does it feel like I’m calling you?
Strange waves coming out of the gray gate.
After getting off the airship and standing in front of the gray gate area, Kariel frowned.
As if he was waiting for his arrival, he quietly raised his strength while watching the gate emitting strong waves.
The moment Kariel resisted the force, the gray power began to push the others away.
As if Kariel was the only one who deserved it, pushing the others away.
Then Duke David from behind raised his strength and tried to get in somehow.
Seriel, who was worried about Kariel, brought Duke David, who was considered the strongest outside of the Grand Master, to accompany her.
However, Duke Daveer, who could not get over the wall, could not break through the gray power.
“It seems that I am the only one coming.”
Seeing that even the summoned creatures were reverse-summoned, Kariel frowned.
“Help me elsewhere, I think I will have to deal with this on my own.”
Kariel’s voice can be heard clearly from a distance.
Then all the troops of the Gray Shield tried to shake their head.
“This is my name. Take out all the gates of the Western Continent while Jim is blocking this place.”
The emperor’s command that could not be refused was given, but they hesitated until the end.
But they also knew.
There is no way to help Kariel in this place as long as it is blocked by the gray power.
So, in the end, they bowed their heads in obedience to the emperor’s order, which could be the last order.
Kariel looked at the huge gray gate with a smile as everyone, including Duke David, shed tears as they carried out their orders.
“I wonder what kind of being you are that calls me so violently.”
The moment he muttered that and stepped toward the gate, Kariel’s consciousness was sucked into somewhere.
“This place… … .”
Kariel, barely awake, looked around.
Some familiar space.
Arriving in a space made of pure white light, Kariel frowned.
Seeing the ‘god’ that appeared in the form of a child like Baldr, Kariel asked with a firm expression.
“Then who are you?”
– God of the Earth.
The moment he heard the child’s answer, Kariel’s eyes widened.
-I have come to keep the oath I made with your ‘old god’. Exactly… … Is it to reward you for losing bets?