Creation of the World (3)
After joining Palmer and Merdill’s forces, Seira’s party continued to head west until they finally arrived in Armorica.
The city was destroyed.
But it wasn’t dead.
They weren’t the only ones who heard the rumor. Survivors from other regions were gathering.
Seira, who found an acquaintance, looked pleased.
Angelica, the Rhamniana Templar Lord, was alive, too.
That was thanks to the sacrifice of Frederick, the Templar Lord of Sorondi.
“You’re safe, Seira. I’m so relieved.”
The remnants of the Three Continental Powers, survivors of the six Churches, the Upper Draconium’s Ancient Dragons freed from the ban, and Latna’s Hunters endured the attack of angels and monsters.
Everyone mourned the dead and vowed revenge with anger.
Fortunately, there was hope.
Following the darkness, the light descended on this earth.
* * *
Han-bin’s group, the surviving Fairy Kingdom, and the heads of the six denominations gathered in front of the incarnation of light.
Althea slowly spoke.
“This is the Omphalos plan.”
Phase one, the Lord Throughout Heaven and Earth.
Throughout Latna, a vast network of sacrosanct powers was unfolded to rule out the influence of six Goddesses.
“It’s not exactly what we’ve been doing.”
The six Goddesses laid out the great power of protection in this world. That was why the Devil didn’t come down directly to Latna.
But this protection wasn’t an intelligent shield or armor.
“It’s more of a strong iron grid.”
She compared the six Goddesses’ protections to a large chunk of iron.
It was a ball big enough to make shields or armors to equip the army with.
But what if it was the houses that were protected?
If they spread out a lump of iron and covered all the houses, the thickness of the plate would become too thin. If they just tapped it, it would breakthrough.
“To achieve efficient defense with limited resources, we’ll need to have a lot of gaps.”
Taking the form of iron bars rather than shields, it seemed racy at first glance, but the invasion of Omphalos was certainly preventable.
Han-bin murmured as if he understood.
“It’s Dungeons, the Alien monsters, and the Earthlings like me who squeezed through the gap between the bars?”
“That’s true for Dungeons and Alien monsters. The Earthlings are a little bit different.”
Althea, who was answering casually, looked around and clicked her tongue.
“I can’t talk about it here. Let’s discuss it later.”
That aside, like the Goddesses, there was a gap in the Devil’s protection.
Using the gap, Althea of Light sent her incarnation down to earth.
In the meantime, the Devil had gone to the next level.
Phase two, Heavenly Net.
If the influence of the Goddesses were excluded, the next step was for Omphalos to become the only God in the world. For that reason, the Devil forced Latna’s intellectual bodies to serve him.
After lowering pain and fear, he threw ways to avoid it, lowered hunger, lowered thirst, gave misfortune, and injected futureless joy.
“If one truly loves their creation, they should never do it. However, he’s not the creator of this world, so he doesn’t care at all.”
Though the Omphalos’s false blessing fooled the believers, she couldn’t blame them that they were stupid.
How many people could be free from the pain and fear in front of them?
A hero’s life of overcoming hardships and adversity and eventually fulfilling his beliefs were certainly right and beautiful, but breaking faith and compromising with reality didn’t mean it was wrong and ugly.
It was just normal human behavior.
Latna’s believers who had succumbed to Omphalos’s awe and faith they sent would be the power of the Devil to infringe on this world.
“When he has gathered as much as he needs, the final phase kicks in.”
Phase three, the Possession of God.
After collecting the world’s components, the entire Latna would be smashed and transformed into something completely belonging to the Devil.
The world of the six Goddesses would disappear, and this world would be the cradle for the new Kaldera.
“Once he activates the possession of God, it’s over. There’s no way we can use our hands anymore.”
So they needed to slow down the current phase as much as possible.
The Pope of Light asked, bowing and scraping.
“Teach us what we need to do, Incarnation of Althea.”
The girl addressed everyone.
“Break the angel statues with all your might.”
The second phase of the Devil’s plan was being carried out through tens of thousands of angel statues, the columns of Kaldera, which had taken root throughout the continent.
Breaking it would slow down the Devil’s plan.
Ryu Han-bin’s eyes shone.
“All right, I’m just gonna have to break down the angels’ statues, then?”
Effir and Artis’s facial expressions also brightened up.
Those who had a definite purpose were motivated.
“That’s not your job.”
Althea shook her head.
“Isn’t this easy to guess even without the wisdom of a Goddess?”
It was easy to infer for anyone who just had an idea.
There was a separate plan for the Goddesses she had prepared.
“The destruction of angels is only a quick fix.”
Omphalos was powerful. He would keep pulling out new angels and building new pillars.
Though they destroyed the angel statues, it wouldn’t stop at all, even if it might slow down the coming doom a little.
“While others are buying time…”
The incarnation of light looked at Han-bin and Kibie.
“There’s something you need to do.”
* * *
The ownerless Shukas estate, formerly part of the Mali kingdom in the countryside.
The female Magic Swordsman wearing blue armor flew through the overflowing waters.
Every time she wielded her twin swords, a gust of wind blew the heads of the Alien monsters.
Drenched in blood, Angelica roared.
“This is for Frederick!”
The knights of Latna followed her.
Seira quickly spoke to them.
“Althea, give us your protection!”
Thanks to that, knights pushed the monsters even more violently. Fierce battles erupted all over the place.
In the sky, a Giant Dragon was spewing fire.
Upper Draconium’s Ancient Dragons and the Fire Dragon Willat’s Breaths were powerful. In an instant, a wide path was drilled between the groups of monsters.
At the end of it stood a three-meter angel statue.
Angelica gritted her teeth and executed magic swordsmanship again.
-Magic Swordsmanship: Horn of the Storm Dragon!
Wrapping the wind blades all over her body, she became a gust, flooding the face of the angel statue. She then hit it with her sword.