Archie awoke to a peculiar and unfamiliar dream, disorientated by the commotion outside. Looking around, he struggled to grasp his surroundings and the situation at hand.Gradually, he realised he was lying on a bed of soft grass, when suddenly a loud noise shattered the silence. It was the voices of the people who had just emerged victorious against three raging demons.He gingerly touched his temple, feeling the tender wound. While he couldn't recall much from the dream, he sensed it had been unnervingly vivid and had left him anxious.Getting up, Archie surveyed his surroundings, taking in the warriors' smiling faces and cheerful chatter. They wore expressions of fulfilment after their triumph over the demons. Archie was relieved to still be alive but overwhelmed by the reality of the situation.
As the group entered the city, they saw that chaos had already begun to unfold. Buildings were on fire, people were screaming and running for their lives, and there were strange creatures roaming the streets. Akhem and Harlequin seemed pleased with the destruction they had caused, but Archie felt a pit in his stomach."What have you done?" he asked, looking at them with horror."We have done what needed to be done," replied Harlequin. "We are bringing change to this world, and sometimes that requires sacrifice."Archie shook his head, unable to comprehend the cruelty of their actions. "This isn't change, it's destruction. Innocent people are dying because of your actions."Akhem chuckled. "Innocent? There is no such thing as innocence in this world. Everyone is guilty of
As the group made their way through the desert, Archie couldn't shake the feeling that something was off about the situation. The sandstorm had died down, but the air was still thick with dust and it was difficult to see more than a few feet in front of them. Akhem and Harlequin led the way, with Archie following closely behind.Suddenly, Akhem stopped in his tracks, causing Harlequin to bump into him from behind. Archie almost ran into Harlequin as well, but managed to stop just in time. "What's going on?" he asked, confused.Akhem turned to face them, his eyes scanning the horizon. "We're being followed," he said in a low voice."Followed? By who?" asked Harlequin, also looking around."I don't know yet. But we need to keep moving and be cautious," replied Akhem.
Harlequin and Akhem exchanged glances before turning back to Archie, who was still trying to process the information. "We don't expect you to make a decision right now," said Harlequin. "We understand that this is a lot to take in. But we hope that you'll consider it and join us in our cause."Archie remained silent, unsure of what to say. He had always thought of himself as an ordinary person, not someone with the power to change the world. The idea of possessing a grimoire and using it to achieve such a goal was overwhelming.After a few moments of contemplation, Archie spoke up. "I need some time to think about this. It's a big decision, and I can't just jump into it without knowing all the facts.""Of course," said Akhem. "Take all the time you need. But keep in mind that the longer we wait, the more difficult i
As they walked through the crowded streets, Archie couldn't help but notice the fear and anxiety on people's faces. He wondered if it was related to the strange occurrences happening lately.They arrived at the town square, where a large stage had been set up. A man in a white suit was standing on it, addressing the crowd."People of Krakal, I come to you with a message of hope. For too long, we have suffered under the rule of corrupt leaders who care only for their own interests. But I promise you, things are about to change."The man's words were met with mixed reactions from the crowd. Some cheered, while others remained skeptical.Akhem turned to Archie and Harlequin. "That man is dangerous. He's using the people's fear and frustration to gain power."<
As Archie continued to train with Harlequin and Akhem, he began to notice their growing obsession with the idea of changing the world. At first, he didn't think much of it, but as their training progressed, he couldn't ignore the darker undertones in their conversations.One day, while they were resting after a training session, Archie brought up his concerns to Harlequin and Akhem."Guys, I have to be honest with you. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with this idea of changing the world. What if we cause more harm than good?" Archie asked.Harlequin and Akhem exchanged a quick glance before turning back to Archie."Archie, we understand your concern, but the world as it is now is flawed. We have the power to change that, to make it a better place for everyone. Don't you wan
The world was in turmoil. Wars ravaged the lands, famine and disease were rampant, and natural disasters were becoming more frequent. In the midst of all this chaos, two individuals emerged with a grand plan to change the world. Their names were Akhem and Harlequin, and they were the leaders of a secretive organization known as The Clowns.Akhem and Harlequin believed that the world was in dire need of a massive transformation, and they knew just the way to achieve it. They had discovered a powerful artifact called The Tree of Elders, which they believed held the key to their grand plan.According to legend, The Tree of Elders was a sentient tree that had existed since the beginning of time. It was said to possess unimaginable power and wisdom, and those who were worthy could gain its favor and wield its power.Akhe
“Like I said before, we just need to buy time until the time limit for summoning these demons runs out.”"How long?""I don't know. It could be days, or even months.”"That's crazy. We can't possibly last that long,” Dannais was frustrated to hear that.Naturally, even though Archie only exaggerated a little, it doesn't mean that the potential for it to happen doesn't exist at all. If the demons existed and survived by absorbing things from this world, then they wouldn't be able to continue to defend against it and the humans would definitely be wiped out in a few days.“I'm just exaggerating. Since I fought them first, they haven't gotten stronger or weakened, it seems my thinking in that direct
The situation at the church had not been much different since Archie had left it some time ago. The bandits and guards were still squabbling and attacking each other while occasionally cooperating when the demons attacked them. Even so, it didn't seem like it would make their fortunes any better.Archie still has a somewhat blurry look in his eyes, the effect of a ritual that somehow he could do. He thought, it seemed that indeed the holy power was intertwined with each other, or, Elashaa Whitehall's body which was empty of holy power, still had traces of being able to receive the holy power from the Grimoire of the Light.Occasionally, and not infrequently, earthquakes still occur wherever they are. Everyone just thought they were facing a natural disaster, but no one would know that this was one of The Clowns' plans.