Episode 367: Engraving (2)
The dwarf’s name was ‘the sole of the black lion’s left foot’.
Originally, I wanted to name the dwarf as if it was derived from a folk religion, but it was just my mother’s preference. There was nothing strange about it.
On the contrary, I liked that it was easy to memorize.
However, it was a little annoying when I called it, so I decided to call it black feet.
Depending on the person, it was a story that could feel the will to ridicule a lot, and he also looked a little bad, but Jaehyun easily persuaded him.
[Originally, humans call the person they want to be friendly with by shortening their name. look at my friends I’m originally Min Jae-hyun, but don’t you take my last name off?]
At those words, the black-haired sole was fooled again.
Jaehyun has a small wish for more creatures that are easy to handle.
I was convinced that it would be much easier to stop Ragnarok then.
“Who is your king?”
Jaehyun asked like that with an example.
The black-footed sole looked back at Jaehyun and said.
“The king is wise and has the longest beard. Truly, a true dwarf.”
‘The dwarves seem to think that the longer they have a beard, the greater their wisdom. I need to write a note somewhere.’
Since at least one screw per race is missing, it must have been tricked by the black-footed soles who don’t know much about humans. It was indeed a race that seemed prone to fraud.
As he walked, Jaehyun asked why he was looking for his king.
The road was rough and dark. Besides, there was a high possibility of getting lost if he gave a bad answer here, so Jaehyun answered as simply as possible.
“Because I need the power of engraving.”
The black-haired sole didn’t ask if he understood.
It’s obvious why other people are looking for dwarves anyway.
Crafting equipment, or requiring engraving.
Jaehyun was both the former and the latter.
The former was to prepare his own weapon with his colleagues, and the latter was to use the power of engraving so that he could use the weapon more properly.
Jaehyun was convinced that this encounter with the dwarf would enable him to grow. It’s not as difficult as climbing the tower.
Because of this, his steps were bound to be infinitely light.
To be honest, I was a bit mistaken for eating it raw.
‘Still, I have to stay alert.’
Jaehyun sighed and clenched his fists.
After this problem is solved, he intends to search around Idun’s garden to obtain the second ‘Star of the Distant Abyss’.
He had already asked the Anti-Aesir Alliance to get a rough idea of its location for him.
It wouldn’t be as effective as Kwon So-yul’s direct involvement, but since you can’t have two bodies, this was the best for now.
‘I could drop my colleagues and go alone, but… I guess that’s not good. Dangerous.’
Now the colleagues are being checked by all the Aesir.
It was too much of a gamble to move independently, and Jaehyun had no intention of losing the members of Nine. These are the people who have supported them so far.
So, it is important here to move carefully and improve the abilities of allies, while keeping the enemy’s movements and situations in check.
Moreover, Loki has yet to recover his strength.
If he comes back, he will be a thousand forces, so you have to endure it.
‘Until then, it’ll be difficult if I don’t do it properly.’
Jaehyun nodded slightly.
It didn’t take long before he and his companions were seated in front of a huge golden statue. It was a magnificent statue in the middle of a dark cavity.
“wow… You made a statue that big and elaborate?”
Kim Yoo-jung looked around as if surprised and said. Jaehyun didn’t show it, but he was sympathetic. Are dwarves still dwarves?
The statue had a huge hammer and a long mustache. Just like Thor’s pressure. It was a hammer that felt the power of heaven and earth.
Jaehyun nodded and gave a satisfied smile. I thought that I had finally arrived in the world of the dwarves.
Jaehyun had visited several worlds so far, but this place felt most familiar to him as he liked games.
Jaehyun looked around the place again and admired it.
“For now, wait here for a while to meet the king. I guess I have to say something first.”
For reference, Jaehyun and his colleagues’ identities have been proven thanks to Hella.
It was because the objects of Smir, Hel, and other gods she brought with her proved this.
It’s nothing else, it’s God’s thing. Of course, there was no problem at all with proof of identity.
Dwarves, befitting a race that has an expertise in crafting, can even tell whether an object is real or fictional. It would have been even more so.
“Go to the village inn over there and show me this card. And if you tell me my name, I will lend you a room to rest.”
“i get it. It won’t take long, will it?”
Jaehyun’s words had a strange sense of life. even.
In his arms, he even holds a small dragon that is said to be close to extinction.
It was obvious what it would be like to mess around, so the black-footed bottom finally lowered its head and said.
“No, of course. Nothing to worry about.”
It’ll be over in two hours, he said.
Jaehyun took his colleagues and headed to the inn.
We decided to form teams of at least two people of the same sex and stay in the room. Because I didn’t know when a variable would arise, I thought it was dangerous to be alone.
Thanks to that, Jaehyun, Ahn Hoyeon, and Lee Jaesang unpacked their belongings in one room. Seo Na-na, Kwon So-yul, and Kim Yoo-jung ended up staying in different rooms.
And at that moment, the soles of black feet were scolded by Daren, the king of the dwarves.
“dare! So you’re saying you brought an outsider into this town?! Without even asking my permission!?”
“Ha, but… If I didn’t, they were going to kill me.”
“Isn’t that why we gave you the secret of our village! The masterpiece [Legendary Blacksmith’s Longsword] that I devoted all my energy to and converted to!”
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Legendary blacksmith’s longsword.
As the grandiose name was attached, the object contained quite a lot of stories.
First, it was because Darren, the king, made it himself, and second, that it was an object that Daren carved after learning the art of engraving for the first time.
Its grade is also very high, reaching the level of S+, and it is a weapon with more than three additional effects on defense.
The fact that she was frightened by an outsider with something like that and guided her to the village itself… .
“… Even if you don’t, I have something to tell you about it.”
The black-haired sole opened its mouth to Darren who thought so.
He drew his sword from its scabbard and laid it down in front of Daren.
Darren tilted his head.
“What are you doing now… ?”
At that moment, Daren had no choice but to breathe in vain.
His gaze turns to the sword. Then he felt his whole body cool and shiver.
It was because there was something unfolding in front of his eyes that he couldn’t understand no matter how much he thought about it.
“On the sword… You say it’s cracked? The sword Daren made… ?”
A solid black line was drawn on the sword. It was clearly an indicator that the sword was breaking.
It was at that moment that he remembered that he had not heard the identity of the intruder.
“The identity of the intruder is… ?”
“yes. It is as you would think. They were sent from the anti-Aesir coalition. And whoever broke this sword… .”
The soles of her black feet barely endured the goose bumps on her body.
“He was what they call the adversary.”
* * *
After Jaehyun easily unpacked his luggage. I came out with Ahn Ho-yeon and Lee Jae-sang. Interesting glances felt intermittently.
It felt like it was scanning them.
Well, to the dwarves who live underground like this, the existence of humans is bound to be miraculous. Jaehyun thought so and walked confidently down the street.
“Do dwarves like dark places?”
Ahn Ho-yeon suddenly asked. Jaehyun shook his head.
“no. Now these guys are hiding.”
At Jaehyun’s words, Ahn Hoyeon widened her eyes.
“Dark Elf. If you go out here, you run away from the darkness that exists and sneak into a deeper darkness.”
They were dwarves and nemesis.
‘… What are you talking about? Dwarves will be completely pushed back by them if they don’t raise their weapons… … .’
Jaehyun thought about that and continued on his way.
In fact, if you think about it, it is natural that the two do not get along well.
The vast land of darkness called Svartal Fame. There are as many as two races there.
Not only that, Dark Elves are beings born from the corruption of vicious Elves. Magical talent was almost the same as that of the Elves, but there was no manners to respect the Dwarves like the Elves.
Also, the dwarves tried to drive them out, but failed… .
This is how it got stuck in the basement.
Odin also contributed to this.
10,000 years ago, at the time of Ragnarok, the Dwarves raised the hand of the Anti-Aesir Alliance and helped them make equipment.
On the other hand, the Dark Elves participated in the war as Odin’s faithful servants.
However, as you know, Odin won the war.
Of course, it goes without saying that the treatment is pitiful.
“That’s why the dwarves are underground… .”
Ahn Ho-yeon nodded as if he understood.
Jaehyun glanced at him.
‘Are you sympathizing? … After all, he’s a good guy by nature.’
Ahn Ho-yeon has a lot of affection and is kind.
upright and kind
That’s why it wouldn’t be nice to go through a situation like this.
The same goes for Jaesang Lee.
That time when three people walk side by side like that. A dwarf appeared and blocked the way.
black soles. He showed up after 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Jaehyun wrinkled his brow.
“Among humans, things are supposed to be done 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Apparently, there are no such rules here.”
At his words, the soles of his black feet broke out in cold sweat.
“that… I gave all the words to the king. He told me to bring you all to the audience room.”
Jaehyun smiled and took Ahn Hoyeon and Lee Jaesang to the women’s dorm and brought their colleagues out. It was only a short break, but the fatigue seemed to be relieved considerably.
Perhaps it was because he got stronger as he gained rank, Jaehyun guessed.
“so. Have you heard what kind of person the king of the dwarves is?”
Kwon So-yul stepped forward and asked. Jaehyun nodded his head.
“Roughly. But what… Wouldn’t it be most accurate to meet and confirm?”
When Kim Yoo-jung agreed, Seo In-na also shook her head and followed Jae-hyun side by side.
When all my colleagues are calm. Only one dwarf was sweating like rain. The black-haired soles standing in the front and walking.
To him, Jaehyun was almost like a monster.
But it is something that cannot be expressed.
‘If I say hello one more time, I’ll die…’ Next time, don’t even give me a chance to say hello! I won’t meet you at all!’
While thinking about that, he guided Jaehyun to the dwarves’ capital before he knew it.
While the black-haired voice trembled, the figure of a dwarf sitting on a throne began to appear. Jaehyun raised an eyebrow.