Chapter 190: Pursuit (1)
Deep in Helheim.
The temple of Hel, which was rarely popular, became noisy after a long time.
You can see the gods and giants sitting around a long table.
The green light pouring into the dark temple illuminated the long square table.
“Is this the first time that so many people have gathered since the anti-Aesir forces were purged?”
said the giant with a familiar face.
Smir. He was the son of Hrungnir and the one who presided over the second trial.
“I see. Contrary to initial expectations, it is fortunate that the enemies of prophecy are growing rapidly.
what… … The problem is that Aesir is also moving quickly.”
Hearing Hella’s words, the others crossed their arms with complicated expressions.
“No matter how much, I would never have thought that such a secret would be hidden in the ‘Esir System’. I didn’t even think about it, but it’s a big deal.”
Hel touched his forehead with a shocked expression.
army of the dead.
Odin was trying to reconscript them and take Midgard into his hands.
Even this time, using the system, it became more elaborate.
This would break down human boundaries against Odin, while at the same time helping him achieve his goals.
“Did the three Norns and Mimir know this from the beginning?”
Smir asked. Hella nodded her head.
“I think so. But you couldn’t have told us.
The ban imposed on them is many times stronger than the treaty imposed on us.”
“Well, that’s how it is.”
Smir brushed his beard and groaned.
In fact, the ban on the three Norn sisters and Mimir was much more serious than themselves. Odin feared those who possessed information he did not know.
Odin judged that Mimir and the three Norn sisters were interfering with his plan, and placed stronger restrictions on them.
“There’s not much we can do right now. It is best to grow the opponent faster.”
“I agree. The adversary has now attained deity. He will get stronger sooner or later.”
“You have quite a bit of trust in the adversary. Hella.”
He said with an innocent laugh. Hella cleared her throat and turned her head away.
She changed the subject with a flushed face.
“Large, more than that. Have you ever heard of the ‘First Awakener’?”
“The First Awakener?”
Smir frowned and asked again.
“I’ve heard rumors, but I don’t know what kind of guy he is.”
Hell also just tilted his head as if he didn’t know.
at that time.
A snake that was curling its tail next to it opened its closed eyes and said,
“If that’s the case, I know very well.”
The snake flicked its tongue and twisted its body in a spiral.
The Serpent of the World, one of Loki’s offspring, joined the conversation.
“First Awakener. He recently stepped into my territory.”
At Jormungandr’s words that followed, everyone could not help but be frightened.
* * *
The day after the battle with Lim Seong-ho ended. The case proceeded smoothly.
Kim Ji-yeon’s work was quick.
By the time Jaehyun finished organizing his thoughts, the case had already been settled and was in the final stage.
“I haven’t gotten a good clue yet. Jiyoon Chae. I’m pretty sure he moved, but I couldn’t find out who was behind it.”
Jaehyun frowned and lay down on the bed.
It was a spacious hotel room, but Jaehyun felt cramped inside.
What is Chae Ji-yoon’s purpose?
Why are you using the limit breaker to awaken the raiders?
‘Human experiment and research for limit breakers in the past… … Was it and the Aesir intertwined from the beginning?’
Jaehyun crumpled his expression as he recalled the time before returning.
If his predictions come true, the story gets more complicated.
Until now, I just thought that the present was overly twisted by my own regression.
What if Aesir’s plan had been steadily progressing even before the return of reappearance?
What if something, something, is still going on that he doesn’t know about?
Then, even if it was reproduced, the response would inevitably be delayed.
“Anyway, if I stay still, neither will I. You have to move first.”
Jaehyun made a decision and got up from the bed.
He was about to sit down at his desk.
“Jaehyun. I figured it out.”
From the window, I heard Hella’s voice returning before I knew it.
Jaehyun raised an eyebrow.
“I was waiting. Hella.”
He calmly shrugged his shoulders.
“What do you mean by the fact that you found out anyway?”
“The First Awakener.”
At Hella’s words, Jaehyun’s eyes narrowed.
First Awakener. Did Hella figure out his identity?
“Ju won… … Did you find out anything about him?”
“that’s right. Joo Won, who is called the first Awakener in the world, is one of the three remaining crows of Odin.”
Jaehyun couldn’t help but doubt his own ears.
Odin’s Raven was the first Awakener to fight for humanity?
‘What the hell is that… … .’
However, it was not a joke by any means.
Jaehyun looked at Hella with a hard expression.
“Please explain in detail what is going on.”
* * *
An island where the location of South Korea is unknown.
A mysterious scream is heard from the laboratory hidden in a concealed place.
“Ah… … ! stop, stop… … ! please send it back to my family… … .”
The owner of the voice was a cadet with a youthful face.
He looked at a smiling man in front of him with a sword in his hand.
Ju won. was the first Awakener.
“It’s a pity~ I don’t have a family. So I can’t understand you.”
Joo Won says that without erasing the smile on his face.
“stop… … stop… … !”
cried the cadet.
However, Joo Won did not stop and put strength into the hand holding the sword.
The sword penetrates the shoulder and leaves a stab wound.
The weapon Juwon is using is a rapier. It was a sword specialized in stabbing.
As the sword penetrates the cadet’s body, his body collapses. Soon, his breathing stopped completely.
Joo Won muttered with his face unchanged.
“Sorry. Because humans are too weak. He could easily die from an attack like this.”
“Please treat the test subject gently. It’s cumbersome to get supplies from outside.”
Chae Ji-yoon, who was standing next to her, said that while looking at the dead cadet.
As she sighed and clapped her hands, a pillar of fire rose and engulfed the cadet.
Soon, his body burns up and disappears without leaving even ashes.
Joo Won replied.
“It can’t be helped. It’s not my fault. These guys are just weak.
Ha~ These are the Awoken people who follow me. After all, there is no progress?”
“by the way. Why did you do that?”
“what? What are you talking about?”
“Don’t be shy. I mean the adversary.
Why did you allow us to be tracked? If I wanted to, I could have removed the syringe and all traces of it.”
At those words, the corner of Joo Won’s mouth twitched involuntarily.
He said as he wiped his bloody sword.
“I wanted to fight once.”
“I want you to keep in mind that Ho Seung-shim is hastening orders. Well, it doesn’t sound like I’m going to say anything.”
“It can’t be helped. I don’t feel any emotions If you don’t do this, there’s no fun in living.”
Joo Won said and shrugged his shoulders.
It was a story that anyone else would feel uncomfortable with, but Chae Ji-yoon just shook her head as if it was something that always happened.
Joo Won didn’t really feel emotions.
I don’t know the details, but it is said that it has been since the first time I was chosen as Odin’s raven.
“I want him to come all the way here soon. I want to fight soon.”
Saying that, Joo Won leaned on the sofa behind him.
A feeble light pours into the dark laboratory, revealing a clear view of the inside.
It was a truly shocking landscape.
“Live… … give… … .”
The glass tubes lined up in a long rectangular space and the Awakeners who are trapped inside and barely breathing.
They all had their eyes turned upside down.
It seemed that his body was slowly disintegrating due to the continuous injection of unknown liquid.
“Still, you are blessed~ because you helped him in his plan. Don’t be too sorry.”
Joo Won said that with a bright expression on his face.
he was sure
The fact that the day will not be far off when the world will understand Odin’s lofty will.
That you would be a key cog in his plan.
* * *
“The First Awoken were not human. He is one of Odin’s five ravens. He is like Hugin.”
They became the limbs of Aesir and were the beings in charge of scouting the nine worlds.
As Jae-hyun, those who have no choice but to have bad feelings.
‘Above all, they are the ones who ruined my life before returning. I can’t just get over it.’
Jaehyun had the experience of killing a crow in a mock dungeon in the past.
At that time, he had crossed the line of fire fighting a reinforced Kobold Lord.
“Are the crows related to Asatru?”
Even during the meeting at Shinseon, I heard enough news from outside.
That Asatru is active and using the Limit Breaker to turn the Awakened into their dogs.
This was never something to be taken lightly.
“It must be dealt with now. Otherwise they will grow in power. After that, it cannot be stopped.”
Hella said that, but lamented that there was no way right away.
Although Asatru had made an appearance in the world, the location of their home base had not yet been identified.
Even if you move right away, you can’t stop them unless you know their location.
“If we don’t find out the location somehow… … .”
Hella said and bit her lips lightly.
Jaehyun smiled and nodded.
“All right. I think I’ve found a way. I’ll have to try it to see if it’ll work out.”
Jaehyun said. Hella tilted her head and looked at him.
“You mean there’s a way to find Asatru’s stronghold?”
At Hella’s words, Jaehyun got up and sat down in front of the computer in the living room.
“Wait a minute.”
Jaehyun said that and started searching for various articles in the search bar.
Enter keywords and organize information in order of date and relevance. A few minutes to repeat to choose a useful one among them.
Hella quickly became flustered when Jaehyun searched for a keyword she had never thought of.
“Reawakening… … ? What are you going to do after searching for it? … .”
At that moment, a thought flashed in Hella’s head. Jaehyun’s mouth drew an arc.
After a while.
After he finished searching for the article, he entered some addresses on his smartphone and saved them.
Jaehyun jumped up from his seat and said.
“Let’s go. It would be better to move a little earlier if you want to follow them.”