'I can't get out of this barrier.'The second he realized this fact, a slight panic emerged within his mind. Yet, calm still reigned over his senses and as he watched the second most dangerous being he had ever crossed in his millions of reincarnations, Ludwig displayed a fearless smile."So you want to execute me right here right now?""You defiled the Sacred Pearl for your purpose, Author." Walking to the slowly dying Ludwig, Edmurd spoke, "I could care less of the countless conflicts and conspiracies you've caused in the human world to impede the progress of Sacred Heart or to nurture your little champion. But touching one of the origins of the world had crossed the line.""Trying to justify your action? Wh
"...The magic power…""This… !""How…"All of the wizards in the chamber let out panicked screams when they saw their magic dissipated into thin air. No matter how many times they chanted the runic languages, the talismans and artifacts didn't respond at all as if they had turned into ordinary items.'What's this flow…'Looking at how things had unfolded, Aaron widened his eyes as he noticed the flow in the air shifted into something he had never witnessed before. He who was the most sensitive in sensing the magic power of the wizards realized that their flow became chaotic all of sudden. To the point they even cast the mos
"Valkyrie…"Muttering that name, the image of a beautiful woman in armor flashed in her head as she compared the image to the creature before her. She couldn't see any semblance for the creature to possess such a title. But putting aside the weird naming style, she continued her words, "What do you want me? Am I in the headquarters of the Sacred Heart?""You catch on quickly," nodding his head, Valkyrie said, "for your first question, I want your blood and life. For the second question, yes, you are right in the middle of our headquarters."'Blood and life… a sacrifice?' widening her eyes, her attention shifted into the second answer while she glanced to half round shaped steel restraining her limbs. As her face became paler, Valkyrie clapped his bony han
"So, this time for you to be taken by them and brought to that thing has come…"The familiar voice fell on her ears as she looked around her. With nothing but white space stretched into the horizon, Elizabeth felt the sense of Deja Vu and clenched her fists. A strange, uncomfortable feeling spread all over her skin yet she couldn't quite describe it. Rather than itching, those feelings were as if something had struck her everywhere, leaving no spots unchecked, giving her a gross sensation that made her shudder."What are you doing to me!?" she shouted, half expecting the voice would give a proper explanation for she knew that she was back at that strange vision she had for quite a while. However, another part of her knew better that the voice wouldn't respond to her. That was how it always was and she didn't think this t
When the first touch of twilight appeared on the far horizon, at last, the convoy of Humvees stopped at the middle of the road which led to the mountain range outside of the city. Unlike when it was high noon where many types of tourists and students came to the mountains, there was almost no one around this road at this time. Only a few vehicles would be spotted on their way.One of the soldiers got out of the car and walked to the very front of the line. As he chanted, he raised the plate-like item with multiple magic circles engraved in it. Performing some hand signs, he finally placed the plate on the ground and still continued his chant. Before long, a bright blue light emerged from thin air and formed a large oval shaped gate, hovering right on top of the plate.Backing away, the soldier went back to his car and the
Outside of the military base.The once tranquil night descended upon the spacious field which was filled with littered corpses and blackened holes. The moon had already moved to the far horizon as some of the stars twinkled for the last time before they faded into the dark sky. Though flames flickered everywhere whilst groans of pain became the flowing hymn of the once bloodied fight, most of the casualties were inflicted to the mercenaries."...This is crazy."A mutter was uttered by a lone soldier while he stood amidst the battlefield. Some of his comrades were trying to detain the surviving enemies lying on the ground. His task was no different than them but for quite a while, he could only heaps of corpses rather than heavily injured combatants.
When the sharp steel brushed through his cheek, the scarlet sword on his hand struck right at the demon's neck, bringing forth superhuman force behind it and destroying half of its throat. Instead of showing any reactions, the demon pursued further with five metallic limbs sprouting from its back.Most of the strikes were parried by Aaron whilst he observed the movements of his foe. Despite both being in deadlock for a while, deep down, Aaron realized that in an endurance battle, even he would lose to this artificial demon.'But it won't take that long.'As his eyes glowed brighter than before, his pace doubled in the blink of an eye, to the point not even the demon could follow. Dozens of slashes and heavy blows were sent to its metallic body, causing it to open its m
Although the azure steel blade before him weighed almost five tons, Aaron still blocked it completely. A few moments later, his crystallized sword showed signs of cracks before he had tried to swat the azure blade away."Aaron…"Hearing she's called out to him had prompted him to turn his head and gazed upon her straightforward eyes. Before he could utter a reply, however, he felt a danger coming from his back and split his body into countless bats scattered around the place. Still, the blade managed to skewer three of the bats and flicked them to the ground.Appearing right beside Elizabeth, Aaron fixated his eyes onto the creature whilst he said in a grim voice, "You've become famous over the last few days in this world and weeks in another, dear friend.