Never Die Extra - Chapter 335
Evan D. Sherden, Added Sub Party (5)
[It used to be here. Oh, I found it.]
The Ghost Lady, Christina, moved busily in the garden and stopped moving in front of a small fountain. As she reached her hand out, the stream split, and the Magic Circle appeared inside.
“It was real…….”
Anastasia, who had not fully believed Christina’s words until then, was forced to nod her head when she saw it. Christina knew the garden better than Anastasia did, and she even found a Magic Circle Anastasia didn’t even know of!
[If I activate this……. It’s working!]
After a series of level-ups with Shine in the dungeon, she had already been able to exert great power on her own, and she had led the Mana shadows to activate the Magic Circle.
Then the fountain split in half and what had been hidden in it arose. It was a miniature of the castle, the royal villa, and the surrounding area.
“Oh, I saw this in a cartoon…….”
[It’s a device that can remotely control the Magic Circle installed in the castle. My mother only let me know about it. She said she couldn’t trust the Black Wizards…….]
Christina lightly ignored what Evan said and explained that she was familiar with Evan’s stupid words because she had been with Shine for a long time. Evan, who was disappointed, looked closely at the miniature and asked her additional questions.
“How exactly do you control it?”
[It has a structure to activate the Magic Circle based on the person who breaks it. Of course, Master Evan can endure the Magic Circle, but the problem is that it’ll destroy everything.]
Come to think of it, many RPGs, including the Yo-Ma Great War series, were originally like that. Players could not solve a quest simply by force. Evan reflected on himself, thinking that he had been trying to solve the situation too simply since he knew his powers.
[So, we need to fix it so that the Magic Circle can collapse by itself. Let’s see. If it’s the same way my mother taught me, I’m sure I can touch this…….]
“I think I understood a little bit. I’ll help you. At this rate, we need to pay attention to security because we might get caught by them in the process of adjusting the Magic Circle.”
Belois, who was well versed in black magic, came to her side after receiving the witches’ knowledge. Evan turned to the group as he watched the two repairing the Magic Circle. He didn’t have to step in because he didn’t have magic knowledge.
“Shine, you have to move. People will start to gather because they said that the plans would start tonight. Watch where they gather and check if they don’t notice anything.”
“Yes, I’ll leave right away. Asha, I’ll see you later.”
Anastasia, who was half mesmerized by the secret of the castle she had lived in her entire life, looked anxious as she saw Shine depart. But she tapped her cheek as if she had come to her senses.
[Master, there are auxiliary Magic Circles everywhere to invoke the Double Summon Magic Circle. I’ll try to block them as much as I can, but it won’t be complete, so you have to get rid of the rest by yourself.]
“Well…… I wish I had Mirole. There is nothing I can do. Ray, you can control slimes over a long distance, right?”
“No matter how far away I am, I can control them as if I am right next to them.”
“Okay, let’s get them moving. Security is crucial. We need to destroy it completely without anyone noticing.”
“My slimes have learned how to hide so that they can do it!”
Evan didn’t know how the slimes learned how to hide, but it was enough to help the Magic Circles situation. And all that was left……. Evan asked Anastasia, who looked determined.
“Anastasia, I ask you to inspect the interior of the castle. Could you please mark them, so they don’t stick out?”
“Yes, I’m also a candidate for the Duke’s succession now. I should contain my brother’s movements first, right?”
“Yes, and when it’s time, you can come forward with Shine, who is hiding and watching them. I’ll send the signal.”
The operation’s focus did not change after all, as it was a double-summoning Magic Circle. The purpose is to destroy the Black Wizards that will gather. However, the difference was that even innocent people in the territory were in danger.
It was not the idiot’s fault to bring disaster to the territory using the Black Magic Circle, but it was clear that he was rushing because he knew that Evan was coming. It would be terrible if the Black Magic Circles were activated, and some people died from it.
‘But we can’t evacuate all the countless people on this estate……. More than anything, no matter how stupid they are, they’ll realize that we’ve noticed the black magic.’
But……. Evan sighed and called Raihan.
“Bring Maybell with you, Hyeong. Just in case the Black Magic Circle is activated…….”
“It’s natural to take care of your close people first, Master. So, you don’t have to feel guilty. I’ll be right back.”
Okay, he had finished preparation. If they didn’t notice until Christina’s work was done, the match would end with a victory for Evan’s group. More precisely, there would be no victims.
“Then, start the operation now. Today, we will root out the Black Wizards of this land, leaving only one.”
And the surviving person would rather suffer than die. Evan vowed not to show mercy to those who dare take advantage of other people’s lives mercilessly.
Three hours later, Christina and Belois completed the collapse of the Magic Circle.
[Okay, this nullifies the ritual of the offering. The Magic Circle will fail to achieve the offerings and collapse as soon as it’s activated.]
“It was a great experience. Even though it was only a part of the whole Magic Circle, it is a Mana tool to synchronize the Magic Circles throughout the castle and control them.”
If it were a quest in the game, the incident would have occurred in the middle, and the battle scene would have unfolded. But why did they achieve their purpose in vain? With the same strange and stupid sentiment, Evan agreed with Belois.
“Shall we make one of those for our Headquarters?”
“Good idea, Master.”
Evan gave Serena a glimpse while Christina was desperately stopping Belois from ripping the miniature of the castle. She nodded and said.
“We’re done here, too, Oppa. I completed it without being caught.”
“Okay, let’s get started. Tell the slimes to patrol the Magic Circles and hunt for suspects.”
Just a moment ago, Evan received a report from Anastasia that Matthew had invited his group to dinner.
Matthew, who became unable to act with Black Wizards due to Anastasia’s intervention, concluded that he should do something.
Perhaps the Black Wizards outside were starting to move by now. They would know that auxiliary Magic Circles had collapsed, so Evan should act now to take the initiative.
“Shine, what do you think?”
-I think everyone’s here. Some of them are gathered outside the Duke’s palace, but most are disguised as servants and maids. People might wonder if Black Wizards were under cover from the beginning. I’ve seen some of them before.
Didn’t that mean the Black Wizards stayed in the city even before the Great Purge by Duke Leonine?
Unless he could check the status directly like the character in the game, he couldn’t easily recognize the black wizards hiding their identity.
‘Wait, so Matthew’s been connected to them from the start?’
It was ridiculous. Evan didn’t think it would have been the same in the original version where his succession to the Dukedom had been confirmed. But if he was related to Black Wizards at that time, the Silk Line civil war background, which did not benefit anyone, was somewhat understandable.
“Shine, Anastasia…… start.”
– All right.
The two answered at the same time. Evan cut off the communication, and this time he sent Raihan a communication.
“Raihan, did you join Maybell?”
– We are coming back together. Have you started the operation? Suddenly, chaos began to occur throughout the territory.
“Slimes will deal with them, so be careful not to harm the public as much as possible. Please come back while protecting Maybell.”
– Leave it to me.
After the communication, Evan looked back at the rest of the group and made a short declaration.
“I left the inside to Shine and Anastasia. The rest will clean up the Black Wizards outside the castle.”
-You can open a passage straight into the garden from here.
When Christina manipulated the miniature a few times, the miniature circled and sank. A magical circle, where several people could get in, appeared.
When Lua reached out and added Mana, the Magic Circle immediately swallowed the whole group. When they looked around, they were already in the garden of the Duke’s castle.
“Oh, my God!”
“I can’t believe there was a Magic Circle in such a place……. Oh, my God, we got caught!”
As the Magic Circles installed in the castle were ridiculously huge, Black Wizards must use magic both inside and outside the castle to activate them. Evan and his party were attacking the Black Wizards that tried to activate the Magic Circles right outside.
“The targets noticed the operation!”
“Target’s out! Hurry up, the core of the Magic Circle……!”
Magic Circle was scary, but if Black Wizards were the target, nothing was scary. Belois flew nine purple spheres that emerged with only a light shout and skill violet crystals that evolved from foxfire to deal with the Black Wizards.
Surprisingly, her spheres sucked up the surrounding Mana and magic, which the wizards desperately activated. The sphere eventually extinguished their bodies. When Evan saw it, he briefly recalled the maximum extinction spell, but he didn’t talk.
“There’s still a lot of targets left. Let’s divide into groups! Ray, what about the slimes?”
“They’re almost back!”
“Okay, so Belois and Ray can move together from the left and clear the external enemies. I’ll start from the right.”
“Wow, there’s a lot of them coming! The Black Wizards must have been plotting the entire situation!”
Soldiers and knights were running. The problem was that they were pointing weapons at Evan and his group.
“They’re trying to assassinate Prince Matthew!”
“Don’t forgive those who tried to break the peace of the land of Leonine!”
“Wow, it’s nice to identify friend or foe easily.”
They had bloody eyes staring straight at Evan’s group! Perhaps they knew Matthew’s identity from the beginning and were following him.
‘But Anastasia led her men to Menaton……. And Duke is out of town with his soldiers.’
In proportion, it was also understandable that many knights and soldiers belonged to Matthew.
Furthermore, the blood buried in their weapons was said to have resulted from Anastasia……They were going to see an end to this today.
“It’s amazing. They already know that Evan Oppa can control sea worms. Yet, they think that they can attack Oppa with toothpicks……?”
“It’s possible if it’s a nut head who thinks catching a Kraken is a game.”
Belois answered with sarcasm to Serena’s pure admiration.
She was so angry that there were people who dared to sacrifice Evan’s life to activate black magic, and now they were aiming at Evan. She looked calm on the outside.
“I’ll sort it out.”
“No, you should go to deal with the Black Wizards.”
Evan said to her and shook her hand lightly. The terrible pressure created along the trajectory of his hand crushed a group of people who had been running hundreds of meters and kilometers in the air.
Perhaps because they had cleared the 80th floor of the dungeon and his Heaven’s Press had been upgraded from level 7 to level 8 due to God’s blessing, it was already an exercise of power closer to God than humans.
“Hey, that’s ridiculous……!”
“Mana. I didn’t feel Mana, but…….”
“Hmm, the range is great, but it is not meticulous.”
Evan, who organized the survivors by flicking a few beads from his arms, turned the other way around and said.
“If we let our guard down on the pretense that we’ve already destroyed everything, we’ll be in trouble. Let’s organize it quickly and accurately, then go inside.”
“So, you had that ability, too. I’ll check on it later.”
However, Evan, who split with Belois and Serena, ran on the right side of the outer wall and sprayed beads continuously to kill the Black Wizards. Suddenly gold fell on the wall, and dark light began to shoot out.
When he turned his head, the entire fortress was covered with black Mana. Right after that, a huge Magic Circle rose in the sky.
Evan couldn’t identify it, but one thing was certain: the Mana and magic felt inside it were not normal.
Evan tapped his lips. Was there a Black Wizard with the ability to rebuild the Magic Circle?
Of course, Evan’s group had destroyed the external Magic Circles so that wizards couldn’t use the double-summoning Magic Circles……. All the black wizards on the wall, regardless alive or dead, were taken apart and sucked into the Magic Circle of the sky.
Indeed, since Evan was not allowed to be sacrificed, they seemed to have used their usual sacrifices to activate the summoning Magic Circle at the end.
[Master Evan, we’re in trouble!]
Christina, who appeared in time, cut through the air and flew to him and shouted.
[Maybe my family’s blood was in his hands! I had an authority in the Magic Circle that I didn’t know about……. I gave my life to transform the Magic Circle. What should I do?]
Evan always doubted when he was told that Matthew is associated with the Black Wizards…… Evan bowed deeply at the intense situation unfolding like a morning drama.
Evan’s scenario reading ability has a long way to go.