The warrior was so shocked that his face became distraught. Her pupils shook like an earthquake.
It was a natural reaction.
Because the greatest secret of the Holy Sword, which only he should know, had come out of someone else’s mouth.
The fact related to succession was a fact that neither the overlord of Calderic, nor the demons, nor anyone on the continent except the hero knew.
Suddenly, a huge energy emanated from the hero.
It’s not murderous, but it’s a sense of intimidation close to hostility.
Despite having the soul of a king, it was a formidable aura that made his flesh tremble a little. This is the first time ever.
No matter how much the 9-star skill, the Emperor’s Soul, is not fully effective against a level 99 warrior?
I could feel that the hero’s voice had become a little heated.
She glared at me and said.
“Explain, 7 Lords. How do you know about succession?”
A chilling force that threatened to slit his throat if he didn’t answer properly weighed down the space.
I felt as if I was on a judgment seat surrounded by blades on all sides, but I soon regained my composure.
Because my purpose was purely to help the hero.
It can be seen that the hero and my ultimate goal are almost identical.
Even if I don’t answer questions that are difficult to answer, I will only tell the truth, and the hero will know that fact with his authority.
“First of all, I’ll tell you before the full story.”
I crossed my arms and met the hero’s eyes.
“I can’t answer that question as much as how I know the secrets of the holy sword that only you should know about.”
“But I swear with all my heart, the reason I can’t answer your questions is not because I’m hiding any ulterior motives. There’s no point in saying it, and you won’t understand what I’m talking about anyway.”
The hero’s eyes were weakly distorted.
I wondered if he was thinking what kind of nonsense he was talking about. Even so, you know that everything I say is sincere.
“You sound incomprehensible. Answer the question properly. This is not a matter that can be passed that way.”
“I’m sure. But for now, can you listen to what I have to say?”
“The initiative in this place rests entirely with you. If something bothers you, just cut off my head. Isn’t it too late to do that after hearing the story?”
I spoke loudly, deliberately citing my own life.
It wasn’t completely empty words, but it was a bluff that I could say because I knew what a hero’s disposition was like.
She will never do harm to an innocent person. That’s why she was a warrior.
Just because I don’t tell you the reason until the end, I won’t threaten you with your life or try to cut your throat.
The hero stared at me with a look of deep anguish, and then nodded as if to tell me a story.
······done. It’s been smooth so far.
This conversation with the hero is the most important starting point for future plans.
Depending on whether you can convince her or not, your future will change completely.
After organizing my thoughts again, I started talking.
“First of all, as I said, I know about the succession of the holy sword.”
“And I also know that you don’t have much time left due to the aftermath of the battle with the demon king. So you must find a successor as soon as possible and inherit the power of the holy sword.”
The warrior’s expression seemed to harden just a little bit.
It was revealing secrets that were fatal to her.
But I didn’t open my mouth, I just listened quietly. As I said earlier, it was an attitude that he would only listen to my story.
There was nothing to drag on, so I went straight to the point.
“I know who the heir is.”
The hero’s eyes widened at my bomb declaration.
She stammered open her mouth.
“What is that…?”
“It’s just as I said. I know who the heir to the holy sword you are looking for is.”
Heir to the Holy Sword.
At this point, the hero knew nothing about the successor. No race, no gender, no age, nothing.
He only received a revelation from the holy sword to find a successor somewhere in the world.
But i know
Having played Rasa, I knew a lot of information about the successor.
That information was an absolute card to convince the hero in this conversation.
Even now, she was pressed for time and was in a position where she was constantly searching for a successor amid impatience.
“can not believe it.”
It was a word uttered by the warrior who had been silent for a long time.
“You know who the successor to the holy sword is?”
Even so, the warrior looked very confused.
Because she will know that this is true.
“Yes, I know.”
“How the hell…”
“I already told you that I can’t answer that much.”
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“… are you asking me to believe that absurd story without telling you why?”
“You have no choice but to believe it. Don’t you know that I’m telling the truth without a single lie?”
The warrior looked startled.
“You knew about my abilities.”
“Again, it doesn’t matter how I know them. What matters is that I know who the heir to the Holy Sword is, and that it’s the truth.”
I glanced at the warrior’s face.
It was clear that his composure was disturbed more than before.
Now the initiative of the conversation has passed to me.
“Now you see? I have the information you want more than anything.”
“And this isn’t a story I brought up for the purpose of a deal because I have something I want.”
The hero didn’t seem to understand what I wanted to say yet.
I said it like driving a wedge.
“I will help you find a successor. That’s the only reason I brought this up to you.”
The hero stared at me without a word.
I also made eye contact with her, waiting for her answer.
“······ It’s embarrassing.”
The warrior just narrowed his eyes as if he was trying to gauge my intentions with confused eyes.
It was natural that this kind of reaction would come back even if he suddenly helped.
I’m not her ally, I’m not part of Saintea, I’m just an outsider with no connection in my life before.
Not even an ordinary person, but the Lord of Calderic. A person who has no reason to help the hero, rather a person in a position where it is more natural to be hostile.
But I was innocent without any hesitation.
There is no impure intention in my attempt to help the hero.
And that was enough.
The ability to distinguish between truth and lies in words was, above all else, a link of trust.
“I swear. I have no impure intentions in assisting you.”
“Then why would you want to help me?”
“Because you and I have the same purpose. I want peace on the continent, and for that, helping you, the hero, is the best way.”
Yeah, best bet.
This was the only best way to prevent the invasion of demons in the near future.
According to the main story of Lhasa I know, the resurrection of the demon king is half certain.
The only way to stop it was to go to the base of the Demons and destroy the Demon King’s resurrection camp, but that was close to impossible.
If that was possible, what would a hero be wasting his time looking for a successor right now?
Even though the Demon King was sealed, the demons were still the most powerful force on the continent.
The reason why they are quietly crouching now is to be careful and achieve a perfect victory unlike in the past this time.
The hero was just barely balancing that precarious balance in a time-limited state.
‘If the hero’s physical condition were normal, the story would have been different…’
In any case, there was no way I could do something that even a hero couldn’t do.
If it was possible, I would have made other plans, but no matter how much I thought about it, this was the only way.
To stop the resurrected Demon King, there must be a hero. Only a hero can stop the Demon King.
I didn’t know if my instant killing ability would work on the demon king.
Even if it was a unique 10-star skill, I wasn’t sure if it would work for the final boss of the world view.
And even if it worked, it would have been foolish to believe in it and not prepare anything.
‘So this is the best.’
I plan to do everything I can to prepare for an opaque and variable future.
That was the first step.
The hero still showed signs of not understanding.
“What you want is peace on the continent?”
“Yes. Is it strange that the Lord of Calderic wants peace?”
I was more candid.
“There is nothing strange at all. I only judged that if the demon king resurrected, only a warrior with the power of the holy sword could stop it. If I couldn’t stop the demon king, this continent would come to an end. Do you wish for destruction?”
In fact, for me, there was no grandiose cause like the salvation of the world.
First of all, if this world is safe, won’t my lifeline be safe too? So, in order to survive, you have no choice but to struggle like this.
“······Is that so.”
In any case, even if the hero did not completely remove his doubts, he seemed to be convinced to some extent.
It didn’t matter if I didn’t get full trust.
The important thing was to form a cooperative relationship with the hero. And in the matter of succession, it was the hero who was more urgent than anyone else.
She would never be able to ignore my suggestion simply because of her doubts.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe me. Like I said, I’m not looking for a deal, and if you want, I’ll share the information right now.”
“I don’t even know where the heirs are. It will take quite a while to find the heirs.
I mean, this is the end.
“I want you to tell me the answer now, hero. Will you cooperate with me to find the heir together?”
All that remains is the hero’s decision.
For the hero, this whole story would be sudden, so he couldn’t answer right away.
I calmly waited for an answer.
she asked me
“Are you saying that you will also accompany us in finding the successor?”
“I have no intention of just handing over the information and watching from the other side of the river. This is a serious matter for me as well.”
“Even if my intervention is unwilling, I cannot concede this much. The only condition is that we work together to find a successor and provide information.”
Handing only the information about the successor to the hero was a bit like that.
I will have to keep watching the situation going back and keep making plans for the future.
Of course, there was a reason to increase the trust with the hero.
After a long silence, the warrior’s mouth opened.
She said with mixed emotions mixed in her eyes.
“Seven Lords, I will cooperate with you.”