265. Tell me in detail.
This is a temporary skill useful in round 17.
‘Other people might be tempted by number 2, 5 million gold, but I have no reason to do so.’
A little while ago, I caught the first-class angels and just passed 7 billion gold.
You have to worry about when you will use up all that gold.
‘So my choice is number 1, commander.’
When I selected a temporary skill, a termination message appeared after a while.
◀ ROUND 16 ends ▶
[Integrated Area CA-EA001]
[Round 17 begins at midnight on May 1, 2023. Well then, see you in the next round. Congratulations on your survival.]
* * *
Michael walked down the hall with a serious face.
It is none other than the call of Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance.
‘Damn it. Even Gabriel and Raphael die.’
Originally, the fact that the Black Scythe wasn’t dead should have welcomed their deaths, but… … .
‘If this happens, I’m the only one left.’
The fact that there were no more archangels to step forward puzzled Michael.
As I open the door to the hall and enter, the purple-skinned goddess Nemesis glances at me.
[Did you call me, Nemesis?]
[Michael. Have you heard the news?]
[yes. It is said that even Gabriel and Raphael suffered in vain.]
[That person is struggling more than expected because of that one person.]
I couldn’t see any anger on Nemesis’ face as he said that.
I just look down with a pitiful gaze.
[…] … sorry.]
[Now the honor of the heavenly world no longer remains. There is not much time or opportunity left.]
Nemesis sighed and spoke with sharp eyes.
[Archangel Michael. Now it’s your turn. There is only you.]
[…] … .]
[When round 17 comes, go down to the human world and subdue the black scythe. That’s the only chance. To hand over the Black Scythe to Plunictos before the 18th round.]
Part of me wanted to make excuses and refuse.
[All right. I will do as you command.]
Michael had no choice but to answer that he would.
Because there were no more excuses to make.
* * *
Minjoo-ri, who returned home, felt strange.
Usually, when I return from another world, I look at the ceiling of the bed, but not this round.
All you have to do is get on the plane home.
“My daughter! “You came back alive this time!”
Is it because I went abroad?
Although her father was more welcoming than usual, Min Joo-ri couldn’t just smile.
“Why are you looking like that? “Is something bad going on?”
“just… … “I feel a little bad.”
“why? What’s going on? “Tell your dad.”
Min-ri Min, who was hesitant, carefully revealed it.
“I am happy that I survived, but I am not so happy to see the friends I was fighting with disappearing before my eyes.”
Apparently, the players who had been fighting monsters as a team just a few hours ago were destroyed with a single word from the black scythe.
‘It’s not Black Scythe’s fault. It was something that couldn’t be helped.’
I know, but watching it disappear right in front of you was truly bittersweet.
“I have seen them disappear several times and have only heard a little bit of sympathy, but… … “It felt different this time.”
“How was it different?”
“I feel guilty for surviving… … ? “I felt sorry for the person who died for no reason.”
It had to be that way.
Instead of surviving through his own efforts as usual, he survived because he was chosen by the black scythe.
Min Do-hoon didn’t know what to say when he saw his daughter’s depressed state.
“Go to your room and rest. Then it will be okay.”
“yes… … .”
Minjoo-ri, who closed the door, changed her clothes and lay down on the bed.
Min-ri Min, who had been staring at the ceiling for a while, touched the area around her chest.
The area where the heart was pierced has completely recovered.
There is no pain at all.
So much so that dying and coming back to life feels like a dream.
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‘If it weren’t for Black Scythe, I would have been… … .’
No matter how I think about it, I was lucky to have met the black scythe.
At that moment, I remembered myself being held by a black scythe.
Out of shame, I pulled the blanket over my face.
‘It’s crazy. What am I thinking now… … .’
The black scythe is just a nobleman who helped him immensely and a lifesaver.
It is never something to have personal feelings about.
‘Black Scythe is a god. The god of the Four Gods Church. ‘You have to think like that.’
Min-ri Min, who was cooling her heated cheeks by taking off the blanket, soon turned the topic to another thought.
‘Anyway, what happened to Min?’
When Black Scythe ranked 288th, Min-ri Min concentrated all her attention on hearing.
This time, I am prepared to hear Ryumin’s nickname.
‘But I haven’t heard of the nickname Roast Yak.’
Didn’t the Black Scythe call the Prophet?
Out of concern, I searched Ryumin’s name on the island as soon as the round ended.
But the results are inconsistent.
All I got was a ridiculous message saying that the name and face did not match.
‘Then what now?’
Min-ri Min searched for Ryu-min once again, just in case.
[The face and name match. Tracks the location of the target.]
[The location of the target ‘Ryu Min’ has been discovered.]
[It is currently 16,488m away.]
[To track the target, follow the arrows in front of you.]
Tracking works normally.
It came out as a mismatch on the island, but now it comes out as a match again?
‘So that means you survived 16 rounds… … ?’
In fact, the nickname was not called by Black Scythe.
I was sure because I listened carefully.
‘No matter how I look at it, it’s strange.’
I will have to ask Ryu Min directly for more details.
With that in mind, I sent a text message asking to meet, and a reply came back a little while later.
[Ryu Min: It’s a bit difficult now, let’s meet later.]
[Minjoo-ri: Why? What’s going on?]
[Ryu Min: My house was destroyed and I’m busy taking care of various things.]
[Minjoo-ri: What? What happened?]
[Ryu Min: I don’t know the details ㅠㅠ]
The house was suddenly destroyed? I made a phone call out of concern.
“Min-ah. “Can I talk to you for a moment?”
“What happened? “The house is broken down?”
-I don’t know. There was nothing caught on CCTV… … .
“Is your brother okay?”
-You’re safe. It was a good thing I was sleeping at a friend’s house.
“I’m so glad.”
-Anyway, do you have something to talk about? Is it urgent?
“Yes? no. We can talk later. “It’s something we’ll talk about when we meet instead.”
-okay? Then, let’s meet once the situation here is resolved.
“okay. Anyway, the house is like that, what should I do? “Do you have a place to stay right now?”
-I’m still looking into a good hotel right now. I’ll have to stay in a hotel while I take care of the house repairs.
“I see. Once you have decided on a place to stay and are somewhat organized, please let me know the address. “I will come find you.”
“See you later then.”
Min-ri Min, who hung up the phone, still looked worried.
‘What’s going on?’
I’m not sure, but I won’t be able to answer my question right away.
Min Joo-ri had no choice but to keep this question in her mind.
* * *
<Title: What does it mean when they say that the Four Gods Church handled this situation well?>
└Content: I think I saw this article, but I can’t find it. Please reply in the comments.
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└I don’t know either. Someone else please answer.
└http://news.nover.com//20220426<—Here is the link article. In summary, round 16 monsters are generated at the player’s location, and the Black Scythe moves the players to the island in advance to reduce civilian damage.
└Strictly speaking, the damage is 0. Because no civilians were harmed.
└So, if it were a city and not an island, monsters would have appeared in the city?
└ㅇㅇ I understand well.
└Wow, if a monster had appeared in the city, it would have been completely ruined, right?
└My son, who is a member of the Four Gods Church, said that an angel also appeared, and that the monsters he had faced so far were incomparably stronger.
└ㄷㄷㄷ Even if just one of those guys had crawled into the city, it would have been destroyed.
└It was a godsend that we moved to the island in advance.
└But how did you know that monsters would appear and went to the island in advance?
└Black Scythe is said to have seen the future of the next round as a reward for first place. The reason I can survive every round is because the Black Scythe teaches me the strategy.
└For believers, it is good luck to join the Four Gods Church.
‘Well, I’m just lucky.’
The corners of Heo Tae-seok’s mouth naturally rose as he read the community’s posts.
It was a post praising the Four Gods Church, so it was natural.
‘Every time I see an article like this, I feel proud as a religious leader.’
As the reason for fleeing to the island became known, the reputation of the Four Gods Church increased further.
There was nothing to say about the black scythe or the player’s status.
However, Heo Tae-seok’s face became glum again, as if he had been like that for some time.
‘I didn’t make it into the top three this time either.’
Because I did not receive the name of the Black Scythe again.
No, strictly speaking, I was called by name.
I just didn’t make it into the top 3.
‘The problem is that the ranking has dropped further than before.’
Previously it was ranked 10th, but this time it was called 13th.
Black Scythe was just something that came to mind without any meaning, but Heo Tae-seok did not take it that easily.
‘It probably means that I performed poorly that much.’
Heo Tae-seok, who believed that the ranking of personal connections was unconsciously engraved by the black sickle, was truly depressed.
Even though it was such a trivial thing that there was absolutely no need for it.
‘I need to be helpful to Black Scythe. I have to show Black Scythe and the believers that I am not just a superficial cult leader.’
It was a kind of sense of responsibility.
If you are in the position of a religious leader, shouldn’t you be superior to other believers?
‘What should I do to make Black Scythe praise me for doing a good job… … ?’
I thought about things that could be helpful to the Shinigami Church, but nothing in particular came to mind.
The best thing to do was simply to maintain the current situation by managing to prevent believers from straying.
“I wonder if I will be forgotten by Black Scythe if I continue like this… … .”
At that worrying time, Eom Jun-seok came into the room with a knock.
“Is there a problem? “Cardinal Um.”
“One of the believers asks to see the leader. I have one thing to report… … .”
Heo Tae-seok, with wide eyes, gave permission.
“Ask them to come in.”
Soon after, a foreigner came inside.
Eom Jun-seok, who stood between the two, interpreted their words.
“Who are you?”
“My name is Philip Robertson and I am of Scottish nationality. “His nickname is Kobold Blue.”
“Ah, yes. “I heard you have something to report to me?”
Kobold Blue, who pursed his lips for a moment, spoke.
“The atmosphere among believers right now is unusual.”
“What are you talking about? that is?”
“It looks like someone is forming a faction.”
Heo Tae-seok’s surprised eyes narrowed sharply.
“Tell me in detail.”