Episode 87: Adversary of Prophecy (1)
“Ten thousand years ago. There was the first Ragnarok.”
Jaehyun had no choice but to keep his mouth shut from the first phrase.
It is the final chapter of the gods, and the point where all stories come to an end.
end (end). The weight of the word in Norse mythology was enormous indeed.
Hella chose her words as best as possible to convey limited information.
“In the final war, the anti-Aesir allied forces fought fiercely, but in the end they were defeated by an army led by the Aesir gods and Valkyries.
after the war. Odin forced Van Æsir to sign a ‘treaty’ in exchange for the lives of the gods and giants held hostage.”
Hella gestured lightly to help Jaehyun understand.
Along with the translucent window, the details of the treaty came to mind.
[This document notarizes that the anti-Aesir forces were defeated at Ragnarok.
From now on, the anti-Aesir forces cannot cause any harm to the Aesir gods, and must obey under the reign of the lofty Odin.]
“This treaty further strengthened Odin’s power. Numerous creatures in the world suffered, and they cried out incessantly.”
Hella’s gaze suddenly turned to Jaehyun.
“But then. A prophecy has come down from the three Norn sisters.”
Hella’s voice trembled a little.
“About 10,000 years from now, when the second end comes. The weakest being will destroy Odin and Asgard and open a new world.”
“… … .”
“For us, that prophecy was our last hope.”
Hella looked at Jaehyun with her arms wrapped around her.
The two mysterious pupils are clearly contained in Jaehyun’s pupils.
Dark purple lips opened, and the sentence Jaehyun had expected came out.
“And the antagonist in the prophecy is Min Jae-hyun. It is you.”
After Hella’s words. Jaehyun was overcome with mixed emotions.
Silence flows for a moment.
Jaehyun’s worried mouth opened.
“I will use me to kill Odin… … This is your plan.”
Despite her sharp tone, Hella was positive.
Jaehyun sighed and asked.
“What is Odin’s purpose? What do you get by doing this… … .”
“The pinnacle of the nine worlds.”
Hella’s eyes twinkled.
purple and red.
Odd Eye with two colors shines brilliantly.
A large amount of mana poured out at the same time.
In an instant, Jaehyun gasped in vain at the thick magical energy surrounding him.
Hella let out a heavy breath as if it was difficult to maintain her mental composure.
Jaehyun’s whole body trembled.
I didn’t know everything, but one thing was clear.
Hela was furious.
Odin and the Aesir gods.
The anger directed at them was wild and passionate at the same time.
Even when dealing with Hugin, she was full of composure, but this time was different.
“Odin wants to take all nine worlds into his own hands. Right now, even Midgard where humans live.”
* * *
On a long rectangular wooden table.
Tableware decorated with gold and silver is laid out in rows.
On the white tablecloth, countless drinks and food are lined up, and the transparent light pouring from the decorated chandelier shines below.
In the seat of honor sat a large, one-eyed god.
The supreme god of the Æsir, and the one who holds absolute, invincible power.
The moment he picks up a fork and knife to eat.
The restaurant door burst open.
Odin asked, putting the tableware down without looking back.
“What’s going on? Hugin.”
Hugin strode forward and knelt down in front of Odin.
“It seems that the opponent of the prophecy has made contact with the god Van Aesir.”
“hmm… … .”
Odin’s expression did not change.
However, the other gods in the seat already guessed.
That Huginn’s words were enough to agitate Odin.
antagonist of prophecy.
An entity that will destroy Asgard occupied by the three Norn sisters and kill itself.
Odin was annoyed and lost in thought.
It was strange.
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Didn’t the adversary of prophecy already fill the restraints with the system he made?
Odin thought for a moment, then nodded.
“It’s Mimir’s work.”
“yes. It seems that something else has been overlaid on the ‘Esir’ system.”
“surely… … A giant of wisdom would have been able to do that.”
As Odin struggled, Thor, who was beside him, interrupted.
“haha! Your father has withdrawn a lot too! What are you worried about? After all, there must be a ‘treaty’ between the anti-Aesir faction and us, right?”
“you’re right. To say that the being chosen as the ‘enemy of the prophecy’ in the first place is not a believer, a giant, or a dragon, but a mere human. It is not worth worrying about.”
Heimdall, who was sitting across from him, said while receiving Thor’s words.
The gatekeeper of Asgard and the god who blows the trumpets of war.
The two usually got along well.
At the conversation between the two gods, Freya warned in a subdued voice.
“Not like that. There’s nothing wrong with being careful. Don’t you remember we lost Baldr in the last war?
Even the mistletoe twig that killed him. Misteltein disappeared from the storehouse of the gods. What does this mean… … Do you know?”
Freya is the god of beauty and the leader of the Valkyries.
She was one of Odin’s favorite gods.
Odin thought for a moment, then brushed his beard and said:
“Check out the opponents of the prophecy and come.”
At Odin’s words, Heimdall laughed, showing white teeth.
“All right. You’ll be able to leave Asgard in no time.”
* * *
“The pinnacle of the nine worlds?”
“That’s right. That is Odin’s ultimate goal.”
Jaehyun took a deep breath and cooled his head.
According to Hela, it is understandable that Odin is trying to kill himself.
Jae-hyun was born with the destiny of an opponent, and he was like a thorn in his eye to Odin.
Hella continued to explain.
“Odin won the last war, but he didn’t have all the worlds in his hands.
He conquered all four worlds except for Asgard. Vanaheim, Jotunheim, Svartalfheim, Muspelheim.”
“You mean that Odin wants to take possession of the four remaining worlds as well? That’s why he’s preparing for a second war.”
“you’re right. You have good understanding.”
“I don’t understand one thing.”
After thinking for a while, Jaehyun asked.
“If so, why didn’t Odin kill me sooner?”
It was as Jaehyun said.
As Odin is the supreme god of the Æsir, he must have transcendental power.
The only counterhorse, the anti-Aesir forces, is in a situation where they cannot even attack them due to the effect of the treaty.
It would have been easy to kill myself as a mere human being.
Why did you make the cumbersome choice of sending Fugin and manipulating your emotions?
“Because of ‘the power of prophecy.’”
Before she knew it, she seemed to have regained her composure again.
“The power of prophecy is destiny itself. It is a huge flow that even God cannot go against.”
“Even God… … Can’t you go against it?”
“That’s right. You are protected from its power. but.”
Hella opened her mouth in a low voice as if to warn her.
“Even the power of prophecy is not infinite. 10 years from now. All powers of prophecy that hold you back will be extinguished.
And when that time comes, you will be killed by Odin and the Aesir.
No, would it be more accurate to say that you have already been victimized once?”
Hearing Hella’s words, a twisted smile appeared on Jaehyun’s lips.
Now everything is starting to make sense.
Why did the twenty-seven-year-old himself face such a death?
‘Odin tried to kill me from the beginning. It must have been to keep an eye on me by tricking Hugin into being his father.
and… … After 10 years of losing all the power of prophecy, he killed me.’
Jaehyun gritted his teeth and clenched his fists.
“shit… … .”
Odin and the Aesir throne.
They played with themselves from the start.
He killed his family, manipulated his emotions, and threw him into hell.
According to Hella, her mother also lost all her original memories of her father because of Hugin.
Something far beyond what can be described as an odd fate.
A calm anger flared up from within.
Just because the prophecy has identified itself as the adversary. that all this happened?
It was just revenge.
Why did Jaehyun want to come back and learn magic and become stronger?
I didn’t want to get involved in God or anything like that, so I tried to stand alone.
But not anymore.
If it was the throne of Aesir and Odin that caused her tragedy. You must first kill them and break them.
‘You have to kill me somehow. The pinnacle of the Aesir throne. Odin.’
Jaehyun made a promise.
Anyway, if you belong to this huge flow of fate, you have no other option than to constantly resist it.
According to Hella, Ragnarok will come again at any time.
If he doesn’t win there, all of Midgard will fall under his feet.
As well as.
‘Odin has no reason to keep me alive. If this continues, he will surely die.’
Of course, he had no intention of dying.
Be strong. much more than now.
Aesir throne and Hugin.
To take revenge on Odin and protect his precious things.
At the current rate of growth, we can’t do anything like that.
During the engagement with Min Seong-oh a moment ago, he had a clear realization.
‘Now I am weak.’
You have to grow fast enough to be incomparable to others.
However, it cannot be done without countermeasures.
What you have to do with God.
It was impossible to fight them without any countermeasures.
‘Perhaps the anti-Aesir faction thinks so too.’
Undoubtedly, they must have prepared a device to grow themselves.
And maybe that’s it.
“When we first met, Hella. you said You are the observer of the opponents of the prophecy, and the guide of the five trials. Maybe that ordeal… … .”
Hella realized Jaehyun’s intentions and immediately cut off his words.
A small smile spread across her lips.
“That’s the ordeal to grow you into a god slayer who will kill Odin.”
Hella crossed her arms and flicked her fingers lightly again.
A transparent window floated in front of Jaehyun’s eyes, filling his field of vision.
―Displays quest information.
―Shows the progress of the main quest God Slayer’s Path.
―Main quest progress (1/5): There are four remaining trials.
(Clear the quest safely and make a body to become a god slayer.)
The path of the god-slayer.
You are destined to be an adversary against Odin and Asgard.
Take over the power of the Anti-Aesir Goddess to stop Odin’s ambitions.
Trials of Hel: 1/1
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Reward: Blessing of the Van Aesir Throne