Chapter 7 Part 1
Chapter 7 – The Former Demon King, Fights The Private Tutor
“A black arrow has been fired…!?”
Kachel Mieghem muttered. He was stunned when he saw the arrow that was shot towards the sky.
“Xellos-sama failed his examination!? After all the trouble I had gone through, he failed!?”
“He didn’t fail. He probably withdrew”
said Princess Iris Restia.
“There may have been some sort of issue. There is also the possibility of a re-examination. When the three of them come back, we’ll hear what they have to say”
“…I’ve… failed. I… me! Even after all the work I’ve done!!”
The tutor, Kachel, did not respond to Princess Iris.
He crouched and started punching the ground with his fists as if he hadn’t heard anything.
“As I thought… this is wrong. Two hundred years have passed, but people still don’t understand the hierarchy. It is impossible to make the ignorant understand…. That’s why… the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’── !?”
“What are you doing, Kachel Mieghem!? You are being disrespectful to Her Royal Highness!”
“…That’s why the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ ── their will is to be inherited by ‘──────’”
Princess Iris turned pale at Kachel’s next choice of words.
It was the chanting of ‘Ancient Magic’.
“Get away from Kachel!”
“‘Sylph Summoning’ ‘Fire Spirit Summoning’!!”
In the next moment, birds of wind and lizards covered in flames appear around Kachel.
There were twelve of them.
All at once, the birds and lizards descended upon the soldiers.
The soldiers’ limbs were lopped off, their faces burned, and they fell one by one.
“…Let’s move on to the second plan. I shouldn’t have relied on the child of a countryside noble in the first place. My career as a tutor was ── foolish!!”
“Stop it! Kachel Mieghem!!”
shouted Princess Iris.
She couldn’t believe what she was seeing in front of her.
A private tutor in the service of a Baron family should not attack royal soldiers with magic.
“You are the son of the former minister, Longes Mieghem, aren’t you? Why are you doing this?!!”
“‘From ── The ── Darkness’ ── ‘Summon’ ‘The Black Beast’”
The birds of wind and the lizards covered in flames disappeared. Instead, a magic circle appeared in front of Kachel.
What emerged from there were three jet-black hounds.
Each has two heads and two tails. Their six pairs of eyes were as red as blood.
“Protect Her Royal Highness Princess Iris!”
“Shields up! Keep the monster away from her!!”
The soldiers formed a circle with Princess Iris at the center.
The three beasts jumped towards the circle.
The soldiers thrust out their spears and attacked the beasts. But ── they couldn’t hit them.
The two different parties’ reaction speed was too different.
As the beasts dodged the soldiers’ spears, armors and shields were pierced with their claws, wounding the soldiers.
“Begone, you monsters! Activate, ‘Fire God’s Relentless Barrage, Ifrit Blow’!!”
Princess Iris’s ‘Ancient Magic’ created flames that flew towards the hounds.
However, she couldn’t hit them. The enemy was moving too fast.
“Odd… Kachel Mieghem shouldn’t have the magic power to control this many familiars…”
“You have such doubts, Your Royal Highness?”
Kachel gave a lopsided smile at Princess Iris’s question.
“Well, Kachel is just a magic tutor. The lowest rank in the ‘Magic Guild’. He is just a small fry trapped at the end of the line. Is that what you think?”
“I don’t think of you as a small fry!”
“My father, the minister, didn’t choose me as his successor. He chose an illegitimate child. And the royal family acknowledged it. They acknowledged it, you know?!!”
“That’s why I had to show the royal family my true power. For that very reason, I wasted so much time in this countryside, for this family!!”
As if to agree with Kachel, the three hounds cried.
“It was a very boring jar being a magic tutor. A child with a bad ability to learn and an illegitimate child who doesn’t know his place. But now it’s over. I’ve succeeded in inviting the royal family on the pretext of an examination. Now is the time to raise the signal!!”
“Yes. The resurrection of the great ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’!!”
The soldiers’ eyes widened in surprise upon hearing Kachel’s words.
‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’.
It is the organization of mages who first discovered the legacy of the ‘Capital of Ancient Magic Civilization, Elysium’ in the world.
They analyzed the ‘Ancient Magic’ and ‘Ancient Artifacts’ and made them their power.
Wielding their mighty power, they drove out all demi-humans and monsters with intelligence and expanded human territory.
Then, kings from various regions fought over the territory, and war broke out.
The war was supposed to end in a skirmish, but the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ intervened.
They used the war to benefit themselves and gain power. Thus, this had led to intensifying the war.
In the end, it led to the worst war of all, the ‘War of the Eight Kings’, in which eight kings fought each other over territory.
The ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ was destroyed because a sage stood up and stopped the Church’s rampage.
The ‘Ancient Artifacts’ were scattered, and most of the ‘Ancient Magic’ was also lost, but the war was over.
After the war, the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ became a taboo organization, and its members were executed.
The organization was destroyed. There should be nothing left of it.
“How could the great ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ be destroyed? Here is the legacy of their ‘Ancient Artifact’!! Sacrificial magic power!!”
Kachel Mieghem held up an amulet with a black stone on it.
“You should consider yourselves lucky to be able to witness the resurrection of the great ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’!”
The beasts pounced on the soldiers.
The beasts’ claws tore through the shields, and their fangs bit into the soldiers’ arm.
In the meantime, another soldier thrusts his spear into the body of the beast. However ── it had no effect.
No blood flowed from the beast’s wounds. The beast’s enormous magic power quickly closed the wound.
“Originally, I was going to send Xellos Grossalia to the ‘Magic Guild’ and use him as a tool to revive the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’…”
“Children are simple. If I could get them to only believe in me, I could fool them in no time. He didn’t even know he was just a tool to be used by me! But he fulfilled his role, at least. After all, he brought Princess Iris here. I’ll use the princess to turn this Baron’s household into a base for the ‘Sanctuary Church, Elysium Temple’ ──”
“── Shut up”
A voice came out from the forest.
Iris turned her gaze and saw a small shadow running out of the forest.
“You’re back, huh?! But fire magic from that distance ──”
‘Gii’ ‘Gii-gii’ ‘Giii!!’
The princess heard a voice right above her.
She looked up and saw black wings flying in the sky. Bats. It was bats.
They flew in a cloud towards Kachel’s familiars.
Princess Iris moon-eyed.
The bats’ wings seemed to have a red crest on them.
“Characters? Symbols? No! That’s the ‘Fire God’s Relentless Barrage, Ifrit Blow’!?”
The wings of the bats started to lit up with a red light.
And then ──
Countless fire bullets shot out from the bats’ wings and rained down on Kachel and the black beasts!
Kachel and the beasts screamed.
“As I thought, it was the ‘Fire God’s Relentless Barrage, Ifrit Blow’!? But why from the wings of a bat!?”
The ‘Fire God’s Relentless Barrage, Ifrit Blow’ is the ‘Ancient Magic’ that Princess Iris has just acquired.
It’s not possible for a bat to fire it in rapid succession.
“Gyaaaahhhh! Stop. Stop it!!”
The barrage of fire bullets did not stop.
Kachel used his magic to create a barrier and managed to defend against the barrage.
The beasts, however, took the rain of fire head-on.
The three black beasts were pierced by the fire bullets, burned, and disappeared.
“Now’s the time! Everyone. As soon as the fire bullets subside, charge in and seize Kachel!”
shouted Princess Iris.
“Get out of the way!”
Yuuki Grossalia’s voice stopped the princess and the soldiers from moving.
For a moment, goosebumps appeared on Princess Iris’s arms.
His voice was terrifyingly cold and full of anger.
“Ha-haha! The illegitimate child!? The illegitimate child of a Baron family used ‘Ancient Magic’!?”
The fire bullets stopped.
Kachel Mieghem shouts while pressing his wound with his burned robe.
“Impossible! This must be some sort of mistake. The filthy illegitimate child of a filthy Baron family just ── gyaaaahhhh!!”
“I told you to shut up”
She wondered when he pulled it out.
She wondered when he slashed him.
The next thing she knew, the boy was running past Kachel with a dagger in his hand.
Kachel’s left arm was gouged, and blood spurted out.
“…Did you see him draw his dagger?”
Princess Iris looked at the soldier next to her.
The soldier shook his head.
“I couldn’t see it. It was too fast”
“Amazing… who the heck is he?”
Neither Princess Iris nor the soldiers could move.
The boy, Yuuki Grossalia, completely dominated the area.
“I’m going to kill you”
said Yuuki Grossalia.
“You called my family a tool and tried to use my family. I’m going to kill you!”
It was as if he had already decided to do so.
Yuuki Grossalia proclaimed.