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Volume 3: Intermission – The Expectations of the Abyss (1/2)
After she went quiet, the red one-eyed snake continued to look at her. Eventually, she turned to him with that alluring gaze of hers.
“Verid? Do you have something to say?”
This one-eyed snake had given a portion of his power to the goblin. The snake narrowed his eyes and bowed his head toward her.
“My master, please show mercy to that goblin.”
Altesia narrowed her eyes a little, and Pitch Black (Verid) continued.
“That person has truly worked hard. Although he was using my power, in just three years, he expanded the region of our people and strengthened his forces enough to contest the humans.”
Verid continued to speak with his head bowed.
“It would be too cruel if he were to lose that bond that supports his mind (connection)…”
“…Are you telling me to extend my hand?”
Altesia’s sweet voice rang low. It was a powerful voice that seemed to lower even the very temperature within this place. Pitch Black (Verid) continued to bow his head.
“You are worried about the feelings of the small one? That’s it, isn’t it?”
“…My master, it is because he is small that the greatness of the master can fill him. It is necessary for him to continue working… Please.”
“…Moved by affection. You haven’t changed one bit.”
The lowered temperature wrapped around the one-eyed snake.
“My power is not enough, but I can at least give him an opportunity.”
“Thank you, Master.”
“Hmph. It depends on the God of Water (Ellen) and the God of Forest (Chenzhen).”
“There’s no need to worry about them. So long as that goblin is watching over the elves, they will turn a blind eye to it.”
“It would appear that everyone finds their own children charming.”
Gradually, the chains binding Altesia loosened. Her power grew in proportion and the influence she had over that world also grew.
But she didn’t think of flaunting that power.
Just a little more and her power would be full.
Only until then, or if ‘that person’ were to appear, then and only then would she bare her fangs. Until that time came, she would wait here in the underworld.
“Rage, my adorable child. As fierce as you can.”
At the end of the smiling goddess’ gaze was the Goblin King.
The God of Wind (Castor)’s figure was that of a giant transparent biting louse. That figure that would take with it thousands upon tens of thousands of spirits that were incarnations of his own would – once a year – appear somewhere in the world.
The small wind spirits would take a year to slowly gather, gradually getting bigger and bigger, until one day, in that place, an actual god would appear.
The god of wind that would rise up until the heavens and change its form into a cloud then scatter throughout the regions of the world, and then once again throughout the year be with the spirits all over the world. Once a year the god of wind would appear somewhere in the world.
This time that one opportunity every year was in the Forest of Darkness.
The rolling winds shook the branches of the trees and gave rise to the leaves.
It was not a coincidence that the powerful god of wind rose up toward the heavens and appeared in this place.
The reason was the change in the god of water and the god of forest.
The god of wind questioned, but the god of water only responded with silence, while the god of forest responded with the rumbling of the forest. The forest was calling out to the blowing winds.
“For the sake of our children,” the God of Forest said.
In the near future, the humans who had received the divine protection of Ativ, The Ancestor God Who Birthed Nations, and the rest of the new gods would surely conquer the continent. When they take over the lands, the children they have created then will surely be weeded out.
The creation of the world that has begun since the age of the myths was about to come to a close with the victory of the humans and the other races was about to slowly head into destruction.
But suddenly, the Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia), who had once lost, appeared.
She showed them a path to salvation. A path that saved their children.
That path was the existence of the Goblin King.
When they peeked into his soul, the gods of the wind and the forest once again learned of the haughtiness of the gods.
But that is also why they tacitly agreed with Altesia. Overturn the rule of the humans and once again sink the world into chaos.
To that end.
The old gods, most of whom did not speak, had to be made to comprehend the method more eloquently than one could with words.
Once, in the battle between the gods, they had sided with the humans that revolved around Ativ. That was because they feared that they too would be extinguished due to ferocity of the forces brought by Altesia.
The forces from another world, the underworld. That power was so great that they chose to work alongside Ativ.
But what was the result?
In just 400 years, the humans have expanded themselves at a frightening rate, and the children of the old gods could only remain in the regions were their power still held strong.
In this world that many gods resided in, sometimes, even gods made mistakes.
But still, the old gods refrained from interfering with the races.
Because that was the agreement.
The agreement made in the War of the Gods.
But of all things, the one one who broke that agreement was none other than the Goddess of Destiny, Liuryuna. The gods could give out divine protections and blessings, but the agreement stated that they should not be able to interfere openly.
But one of the pillars of the new gods that won acted too arrogantly, causing the old gods to become furious.
“For the sake of our children.”
The God of Forest repeated. In response, the god of Wind fell silent.
When that momentary meeting ended, the God of Wind once again rose up to the sky and the God of Forest suppressed the voice of the forest. The God of Water only quietly watched over them like a small stream.
The Forest of Darkness itself was the chain that bound the Goddess of the Underworld.
Gradually, however, the chains on Altesia were loosening.
|Possessed Skills||Servants of the Underworld Goddess; Defiant Soul; World Devouring Howl; Sword Mastery A-; Road of the High King; A King’s Soul; A Ruler’s Wisdom III; Servant of the Gods; Oath of the High King; One-Eyed Snake’s Evil Eye; Flowing Magic Control; Soul of the Berserk King; Third Impact (The Third Chant); Warrior’s Instinct; Guided One; The King Who Calls Forth Chaos; Favor of the Sealed War God; Divine Favor of the Goddess of the Underworld; The Goddess of the Underworld Lords Over|
|Divine Protection||Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia)|
|Subordinate Monsters||Rook Kobold (Hasu) (Lv56) Gray Wolf (Gastora) (Lv20) Gray Wolf (Cynthia) (Lv75) Orc the Great (Bui)(Lv23)|
|Status||Blessing of the Earth-Devouring Serpent; Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake|
The Goddess of the Underworld Lords Over:
Interference from the gods can be prevented. Can cut down the power of the gods at the cost of incurring wounds that cannot be recovered from.