-9 ep 18
The man expressed his gratitude to Jeong Dae-sik for his kindness.
“You are not Russian, where are you from?”
“We are Korean and we are coming from Vladivostok.”
「What are you doing from here to here……? Did you come to hunt monsters?”
“That’s right. By any chance, do you know of any eyewitness accounts or recent information about Chernobog?”
The man swallowed a gasp at Jeong Dae-sik’s question.
“You mean Chernobog? Are you going to catch it?”
“Oh my gosh, how did you even think of catching it……”
The man soon nodded, looking at the soldiers escorting them.
“That’s why you are with the military.”
He let out a few words of exclamation mixed with concern, and then came up with a useful story.
“Actually, no one was allowed to enter Moscow, so Chernobog was not seen. Once you get there, you will do whatever you want to see or not. However, it is true that the darkness that Chernobog creates is gradually expanding its scope. From Kazan to Sochi, the day has disappeared in a vast area.”
“Is the day gone?”
“It means it’s dark and cold for 24 hours. And when we cross Kazan, the blood prince Poronech is standing there.”
“A prisoner… Poro-Nechi?”
“Yes. 7 star is a very powerful monster. He built his nest in Kazan, and it’s shaped like a fortress, so it’s not easy to get to. Three witches called Baba Yaga are guarding the walls, so they constantly pour in boiled corpses.”
“The fortress is infested with two- and three-headed trolls, and it is truly an impregnable castle. It is said that there is a poroneche in the deepest part of it, and it is said that this one constantly produces monsters like the queen ant. Once we catch him, we will be able to go to Moscow.”
“Is there no way around it?”
“The area around the fortress of Poronecchi has been tossed up in a mess by an underground monster called Zumei. The dangers are indescribable as they rip the ground non-stop. The fastest way is through the Fortress of Poronec.”
“okay. Thank you for your help.”
After the conversation, the man returned to his seat. Then Major Mikhail, who had been away for a while, returned and said:
“The car is ready. When you’re done eating, let’s go.”
The Fenrir unit boarded the two jeeps provided. In addition, three more jeeps with soldiers followed, and a total of five vehicles ran side by side and left the city.
As soon as I got out of the city, I saw farmhouses and roads that were devastated. As the asphalt was not repaired, it was cracked, cracked, and collapsed, and streetlights and telephone poles were toppled. There were also empty buildings and bell towers that had been destroyed by bombing.
The gloomy scene that could only be seen at the end of the world continued, and Jeong Dae-sik went to sleep instead of looking at the scenery outside the window.
The car shook violently and Jeong Dae-sik woke up. It was raining all around, and the road on the floor had turned into concrete.
Unfortunately, the situation was the same on the concrete road, and the car shook. I couldn’t sleep at all, but I was forcibly awake, and suddenly I saw something strange.
‘Who are these people in this field…?’
It wasn’t a place where a village could be, but I saw a group of people standing on the other side of the pouring rain. Jeong Dae-sik asked the soldier who was holding the steering wheel.
“What are these people doing over there?”
Then the soldier glanced at him and said in a rude manner.
“You don’t have to worry about it.”
“Don’t worry about it…”
Jeong Dae-sik, who had been paying attention to that area without realizing it, was startled.
– Whoa, whoa!
Jeong Dae-sik blew out entropy as he had an ominous feeling at the deafening cry of a child.
“Go and see what’s going on.”
The entropy was instantly blown away, and a linked view showed the situation there. People surrounded a boulder in the middle of a dry field. On the rock lay a young child, who appeared to have just been born, lying barefoot, and a woman with her hair sprawled out in front of him, muttering something and shaking her body. Then she abruptly drew her dagger and cut off her child’s arm.
Jung Dae-sik opened the car door without realizing it and ran outside. Then entropy immediately struck her woman and took her sword.
The strange thing is that even though the woman was trying to harm the child, the people around her were not doing anything. They were far away and just watched the amount of entropy.
Jeong Dae-sik went straight through the people and held the baby in his arms. It was raining so much that the baby’s body was very cold.
Jeong Dae-shik took off his jacket and wrapped the baby, shouting at the woman.
“What are you doing now?”
The woman who was pushed by entropy got up staggeringly. And she cried out in anguish.
“Oh oh! The offering to the Demon King has been defiled!”
“A Demon King?”
Then the fearful people fell to the floor and cried out the name of the Demon King.
“Forgive me, demon lord!”
“Great Demon King, Chernobog!”
Jeong Dae-sik trembled at the strange sight.
‘What are these people saying? Are you crazy? Why are you here?’
While it was impossible to accept that it was beyond common sense, the troops and soldiers who followed him belatedly approached him. Jeong Dae-sik looked at Major Mikhail and asked as if arguing.
“Why are these people doing this now? Why are you calling Chernobog the Demon King?”
Major Mikhail said with a bitter expression.
“These are the dark cults that flourish in this area. They are fanatics who worship none other than Chernobog as the Demon King and offer sacrifices.”
He immediately bit his lips wet from the rain and muttered.
“But the sacrifice is just an excuse, it’s just to reduce your mouth because you have nothing to eat. Beast-like bastards…”
Major Mikhail fell to the ground and tried to kick and punch the crying people out. But there were quite a few people.
Since there were about 6 or 70 people, instead of dispersed, they gathered around and felt a sense of crisis.
It must have been the same for Major Mikhail, so he pulled out a dagger from his arms. The light of magical power flowed as if it was not an ordinary object, and the brightly gleaming blade looked like the teeth of a beast.
Major Mikhail threatened the people by wielding it.
But there was no fear in people’s eyes. It seemed that they were already gripped by some fear.
In the end, Major Mikhail spit out his teeth and swung his dagger. Seeing this, Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly grabbed his arm and stopped him.
“What are you doing? They are ordinary people!”
“Do these people look normal in your eyes?”
“Even so, I am an ordinary person. Using one’s ability to harm…”
“Peace of Mind!”
The light of pure white magic flew in all directions like feathers. Then, life returned to the faces of those who had been frozen in fear.
They looked at each other’s faces as if waking up from something. Mirae Heo stood up in front of them and said.
“Go home now. This is not your place.”
Strangely, even though I spoke in Korean, people understood the words and turned around. Soon they dispersed, and Jeong Dae-sik looked at Heo Mi-rae and asked.
“What method did you use?”
Heo Mi-rae smiled brightly.
“It’s a new ability I’ve acquired. My healing powers seem to extend to the mind as well as the body. So it’s possible to soften or persuade people. But the effect isn’t that great. I’m obsessed with something intensely. I don’t listen to a person who is being held captive. I can’t stop that person from trying to get stronger.”
Jeong Dae-sik shook his head at the words that Mi-rae Heo added as if embarrassed.
“No, it’s a powerful enough ability.”
“I’m glad it was helpful.”
Major Mikhail, who was a little stunned, came to his senses later. Then he shouted, pointing to the woman who was trying to run away from the crowd.
“Hold that girl!”
It was none other than the woman who wanted to kill the baby.
Major Mikhail handed over the captured woman to his men and gave orders.
“It’s an attempted murder. Go, put him in jail and make him a felony!”
Major Mikhail said as he received the baby from Jeong Dae-sik.
“The baby will ask the parents. …I think there must be some fanatics who have escaped as well. If there is no guardian, we will go to the facility.”
Jeong Dae-sik, who healed the baby’s wounds, handed the baby over to the soldiers with an indescribable feeling.
When he said he was going to the facility, he immediately remembered his past. She was worried about the child’s future, but the ultimate problem was none other than Chernobog.
Do you believe in adoring monsters as demon kings? I felt like the end of the world.
Jeong Dae-sik asked as he got back on the jeep.
“Does that happen often?”
Major Mikhail nodded.
“From now on, it is no longer the realm of humans. It’s no different than the realm of monsters, so there is no hell.”
“If the situation is this serious, shouldn’t we start with monster subjugation instead of starting a civil war?”
「For that reason, please report to Durahan. If he surrenders and receives a sweet price for his crime, the civil war will be over and he will be able to subdue monsters.”
“Durahan would probably say it was the government’s fault. Isn’t the Russian government’s tyranny well known?”
Mikhail twisted his lips after hearing Jeong Dae-sik’s words.
“Because I am a foreigner, I can say it so simply. Because of Chernobog, half of the country was lost to monsters. Do you think ordinary democratic politics will be possible in a situation where we have to protect the people from cold and hunger?”
As Mikhail said, Jeong Dae-sik, a foreigner, had nothing more to say. Mikhail breathed out coldly as if he had seen through the fact.
“If this is a terrible and unfortunate situation, please focus only on defeating Chernobog. After he dies, the darkness that covered the entire Moscow area will go away and the power of the monsters will be greatly weakened. That alone will give us a sigh of relief. If so, we will never forget that grace.”
“all right. However, it seems that a monster has appeared.”
Major Mikhail flinched and looked out the window. However, it was raining continuously and there was a thick fog, so there was nothing to see.