Never Die Extra - Chapter 219
Evan D. Sherden, Expanding his power. (3)
Bernard looked closely at the Grass of Innocence and the Evil Origins that Evan had taken out and exclaimed as he put down his monocle.
“I didn’t expect you to actually get it.”
“I already told you I’d get it.”
“If you say you’re going to get something that’s part of a legend, then I probably wouldn’t respond with, ‘Oh, of course, you’re going to get it.’”
“So, what’s your impression?”
“It’s really cool. You did very well.”
Evan liked Bernard a lot because he spoke honestly at important moments. With a little laugh at Evan’s chin up, Bernard glanced at the woman behind Evan.
“So, who is that woman?”
“She’s a witch who wants to steal my Elixir research.”
“What are you doing, not hurrying her away!?”
The woman who followed Evan was, of course, the witch Ctheasil. Evan, who had not forgotten her desire to live a longer life with her normal human brother, Default, decided to accompany her in the study of Elixir.
“She’s a pretty talented witch, so she will help. Besides, she can’t betray us because a magic contract bounds her.”
“That’s right. I just want to see and learn, and I have no mind or ability to intercept your achievements.”
“Stop with those strange expressions. I’m Bernard. Just call me Bernard.”
Like the talented witch she was, Ctheasil recognized at a glance that Bernard had absurd power. Just a while ago, she entered the dungeon with the witches and improved her skills as much as possible, but she could not dare to guess Bernard’s skills.
So naturally, she had to be respectful.
“Of all the witches I brought this time, she is the best witch.”
“Isn’t your grandfather curious about the witch’s alchemy? It will definitely help in making Elixir.”
“The witch’s alchemy…”
Bernard’s cold gaze glanced over at Ctheasil. Ctheasil trembled slightly but did not avoid his gaze. He immediately nodded and spoke once more.
“Okay, I’m even teaching Hannah, so I can’t refuse you since you’re a witch. But before that, you need to get permission from Illoin and come back.”
“Stop talking, boy.”
“I haven’t even said anything yet.”
Ctheasil was frightened when she found a beautiful elf who was smiling lovingly and clapping her hands outside the medicine room, but after going out and talking to her for a while, she quickly returned with a smile.
“I answered that it was the disciple’s side that I was aiming for, and she greeted me very happily.”
“Get out of here.”
It was true that she was also interested in Evan as well as her little brother! Starting with Melonia, were all the other witches obsessed? Evan lamented, but Bernard was having fun with it.
“There are rumors that all the witches you brought are your concubines, and I guess that was true.”
“No, that’s not it. Just do your research.”
[Hmm, seeing it’s noisy, it looks like Evan is here…Well then, I feel a powerful presence.]
Simultaneously, Rose, who was sleeping in Bernard’s arms, woke up and started to rage again. But somehow, they were able to prevent the battle from happening inside the drug room.
Ctheasil, who realized the power of the dungeon city through the encounters on this day, returned trembling and spread the city’s dangers to the witches.
The witches could understand why Evan was so proud of the dungeon city, but of course, there had been a misunderstanding.
Evan took care of everything until the witches were settled in Sherden and fully adapted. Of course, the downside was that the witches continued their attempts to seduce Evan, but except for that, they succeeded in adjusting to the city faster than Evan had initially thought.
“Civilization is the best. I don’t want to go back to the forest anymore.”
“There are many handsome and strong men, research materials available in dungeons, and there is a lot of delicious liquor. Why have we been trapped in the forest until now?”
Rather than 50 years, there was a witch who decided to settle in a civilized society in just two months. The elder witches had not yet tried to come out of the guild house, but the young witches were different.
They mingled with the dungeon city’s people, completed quests together, and quickly got used to the city. The elder witches were showing curiosity while pretending not to; soon enough, they would fully integrate, as well.
After that, Evan was barely relieved. He felt like an idiot to be preparing for a major accident. Of course, he must give thanks to his mother, who was in charge of basic education for these witches. Evan decided to gift his mother a pretty pair of clothes next time.
“Oh, Master Evan came to our guild house!”
“You look handsome today!”
As soon as Evan entered the Guild House of the Bloody Apple, the witches inside cheered and flocked to him. Most of the people in the city loved Evan, but the witches had a different feeling. The witches were different in that they had a dying desire to get Evan into their bedroom somehow.
“Master Evan, come this way. Let’s drink together! This is the first liquor we made after coming to the dungeon city!”
“Liquor made by a witch…?”
Evan unconsciously reached out to one of the witch’s alcohol bottles, but Belois quietly grabbed his hand.
“Master, you have to watch public affairs.”
“No, Lua. This was done unconsciously.”
Evan licked his lips and entered the guild house. The office of the guild master, Melonia, was on the 3rd floor. A beautiful woman who he still couldn’t believe was 130 years old welcomed him with a bright smile.
“You are here, Evan.”
“Huh. You seem to be stronger.”
“This dungeon trip was beneficial. Not only the witches but also the servants….hmm, I mean my male colleagues….were able to develop a lot of strength.”
Two months after the witches settled in the city, Melonia and the other strong witches conquered the dungeon up to the 30th floor without difficulty. It wasn’t because the dungeons beyond that were difficult, but because of the lack of time to attack.
“How is the progress of the request?”
“I found several places this time and destroyed them. I have marked the location on the map you gave me, so can you check it?”
Evan opened the map she gave him. From the first floor of the dungeon to the 30th floor, a map was created for witches who challenged the dungeon. There were several red X-es on it.
It was not a trap or a treasure. The mark was the location of a secret hideout built by humans in the dungeon, perhaps a hideout built by the Thunderbirds Guild.
“Are you breaking everything?”
“Nevertheless, we couldn’t find all the hidden hideouts. At least we removed all the places I marked here.”
When Melonia first entered the dungeon, Evan secretly requested her.
It was a request to thoroughly find and destroy the Thunderbird guild’s hideouts in the dungeon with witches’ power with excellent magical ability, which is also space-based magic.
In return, he had gotten slightly sexually harassed by the witches, but as much as he paid compensation, there was no dissatisfaction because she surely worked.
“It seems that there were quite a few victims. I was able to collect a lot of discarded equipment. But no human body was found.”
“That’s because in the dungeon, when humans or monsters die, they are absorbed into the dungeon. Thanks anyway. Did you find any evidence to build a connection with the Thunderbirds Guild?”
It must have been. Had they been so easily caught, they would never have been able to be in the dungeon city. Evan clicked his tongue and spoke.
“Then, what about the contact from the Thunderbird guild inside the dungeon?”
“The problem is that our relationship was too explicit. Even though we destroyed their hideout and left traces of our guild, there is no contact. They rather ran away from us. It seemed that they were not willing to take the risk.”
‘They’re not trying to get revenge, and they’re avoiding you? Even if you guys acted first?’ Evan couldn’t figure out what this was.
The Thunderbirds were certainly planning a scheme, but the witches had even destroyed their secret hideout. He couldn’t understand why they were still being beaten. What was their aim?
“Darn. If it were a game, it would have shown the opposite point of view…”
“I don’t know what you mean, but if you don’t like it, why don’t you just wipe it off with an appropriate charge?”
“If you do it that way, it usually ends up straight to a bad ending.”
If the setting was medieval, you could do whatever you wanted, but unfortunately, the Yo-Ma Great War Series’ worldview is not. Isn’t it the beauty of the fantasy world that commoners can get up to the top with any strength?
The common people of this world can resist the exercise of abusive authoritative power. No matter how much Evan doesn’t like the Thunderbird guild, if they are subjugated without clear evidence, there will be many forces against the Marquis.
“So I have to grab some solid evidence and put it together. Ha…… What can they do by hiding in a dungeon? It would not be a simple beginner’s hunt.”
“There are many things you can do with a person’s life. A typical example is the demon summoning ceremony.”
“That’s something you can do in a hideout. Did you find something like a magic circle?”
“There were no traces.”
It was really frustrating. He didn’t know that the Thunderbird Guild would rot him like this. However, Evan was well aware that there was nothing good about acting impatiently in such a case.
“Please keep doing this in the future. Let’s bother them so much that they can’t do anything in the dungeon. Then they’ll either try to do something inside the dungeon or come out sooner or later.”
“Well, I’m willing to cooperate. However, if I can spend this night with you, I think I can cooperate more actively in the future…”
“Grandmother, just go to bed first.”
“Huh, the harder it is to attack, the more it burns.”
“Just burn it out. Burn it white.”
Evan came out after meeting Melonia. However, he came to the Bloody Apple today for another purpose other than meeting Melonia.
In the guild house lobby, all the male guild members of the Bloody Apple who heard that he had come were gathered.
“Thank you again today!”
“Take good care of me!”
“Yeah, same here. Then let’s gather by aptitude.”
“Spear aptitude is this way!”
“One-handed sword is this way!”
Yes. Those who belonged to the Blood Apple were witches and the men who were completely tied to the contract with Evan.
And for non-witches, a 50-year contract was almost like a life contract! Nevertheless, the men in the Witch Village accepted their new destiny, and there was only one thing Evan could do for them.
“From today, I will teach you the intermediate level. If you master this trick and practice it for five hours a day, you can win against an elite knight without a problem, so don’t spread it elsewhere.”
“We will keep that in mind!”
“Oh, and Default, come to me later.”
“I will teach you the tricks of training weapons and other skills!
By teaching the advanced level of tricks that even the Marquis’ knights and soldiers could not be taught deeply for fear of leakage, he was rapidly raising the level of power of male guild members who had fallen behind the witches!
“How long will you live under the witches?! Let’s change the order structure by reversing the power dynamic!”
The men cheered at Evan’s simple slogan. Probably, the reaction was now appearing after having lived a controlled life for decades… No matter how thoroughly they trained their tricks, it was difficult to reverse the witches, but this thought was a secret.
However, when Evan was about to start a full-fledged class by taking them to the Dungeon Knights training center, Shine opened the door of the guild house and came inside.
“The head of the exchange has returned. There is an important report.”
Evan’s eyes sparkled.
Finally, spurs were applied to the work of ‘searching for the protagonist”, which had been in a stalemate for a long time.