Never Die Extra - Chapter 341
Evan D. Sherden, Broke the Ice. (3)
“Mmmm, hum, hum.”
Serena was humming continuously in the Ghost Wagon on the way to Elto Frent Sea.
She kept looking at the ring on her left finger, so much so that, maybe the Ghost Wagon might even know why she was happy.
“……What a beautiful ring, Master.”
“Come on, Lua. I gave one to you, too.”
The fact that Evan had given a ring to Belois was a secret to the public. It was because Belois was not officially engaged to Evan yet.
Evan had to bow to Belois three times a day. If Belois weren’t very understanding, she wouldn’t have let Evan confess to her first and let him confess to two other girls.
It was not because Belois was exceptionally generous, but because she loved him so deeply that she could not dare to give up on Evan no matter what. But Evan did not think of it that deeply. Perhaps if he found out, he would feel very guilty.
“I’ll try so that Belois can be recognized as Oppa’s official wife. So, don’t be so angry.”
Did she notice that Belois was a little upset? Serena must think that everything in the world was beautiful since she had received an engagement ring from Evan. She said such a remark with a bright smile. Then, Belois snorted back as if it was a good time for her to tackle Serena.
“Yes, I don’t put much meaning into the order. I know I’m the Master’s number one girl.”
“Hmm, that’s true for now. But nobody knows how long you’ll be the champion.”
“I look forward to it. But now, I think you’re behind Miss Arisha.”
“The only thing that I’m losing out in is running skills!”
Serena knew that Evan explicitly favored Belois, so she was actually in competition with Arisha for second place. Both thought they were loved by Evan more than the other.
When the girls started talking, Evan became as quiet as a ghost. It was his time to discipline himself in the situation so he wouldn’t get stabbed in his abdomen. It was fortunate that Arisha was not here right now.
“Master is a man of his words. The performance to His Majesty was wonderful.”
“Because him holding my hand and lifting me made the King shut up.”
“His Majesty was so shocked that he couldn’t talk much about Leonine…….”
“I’m sorry, Anastasia.”
“No, it’s something that Leonine has to deal with. I’m sure you two will have enough conversations about it later.”
Evan had played a very important role in the Leonine Estate tragedy, but it was unfortunate he got involved. It was fortunate that the King did not bother him about this incident.
“By taking this opportunity, we can find the remaining members of the cult……. No, it’s clear now that they’re the Black Wizards. The mop-up operation will resume.”
“I hope they can gather at Sherden safely. I’m sad that I couldn’t lure them in myself.”
“Then, who was the Demon Tribe that dealt with the Black Wizards……? I had so many other things to think about that I couldn’t figure that out.”
“It’s important, of course, but it’s not urgent. So, take it easy.”
Evan didn’t know who the Demon Tribe was, but he thought there was no need to be hostile.
The Demon Tribe did not always follow the Demon King. Furthermore, if the Demon Tribe could kill Black Wizards, they were less likely to be controlled by the Devil because their sense of identity is firm.
When the Black Wizards gather at Sherden, perhaps the Demon Tribe would come to Sherden, too. Then Sherden would be in chaos!
For a complete scenario, Evan was willing to turn Sherden into Gotham City. Of course, the scenario should be fine-tuned to prevent actual damage, but Evan would be able to solve all the problems in the finale.
“How’s Gnar growing up, Ray?”
“Yes, the slimes you summoned must’ve gained him a lot of experience. I can feel that he’s growing.”
Evan’s slime pool at the underground training center was under the spell of expanding space and became a special place for the Dungeon Knights.
Elizabeth and Eir were growing up while catching slimes, and the baby Dragon Gnar was running around and growing its sense of reality and experiencing quick level-ups.
Evan thought that if he had a chance later, he would have to link his necklace’s function to create a Mana tool that could automatically summon slime. Miraseul’s Necklace was not only responsible for Evan’s growth but also for the next Knights’ growth!
“Oh, I think we arrived.”
It was then. The Ghost Wagon stopped smoothly, and the door slid open. It was the blue sky of early winter and the blue ocean that fluttered beneath it.
They arrived at Elto Frent Ocean’s entrance, where they had joined the ocean party before.
“What are you going to do from here? Are we going to continue riding the Ghost Wagon?”
“It’s for both land and sea, so it’s not going to be a big deal…….”
But it was not that efficient. Evan looked at Serena and blurred the end of his words. She tapped on her large chest and whistled as if she was saying to leave everything to her.
“Sea worm! I choose you!”
“… I’ve been wondering, who did you learn that from?”
The next moment, huge waves and foam rose in the distant sea. Shortly after, a deep roar vibrated from the bottom of the sea to the atmosphere.
“It says that it’s happy to see you after a long time.”
“That’s a lie.”
No matter how hard he looked at it, it was a cry of grudge that he remembered when Evan had hit it before. While Evan shook his head, the Kraken peeked out its huge head from the far sea. Belois and Raihan, who saw the Kraken for the first time, were just shocked.
“I think it’s bigger than a Dragon…….”
“Are you sure you’ve caught that monster?”
“Raihan, you should have seen it. I’ll tell you exactly what happened then. I don’t know how our Master could use Heaven’s Press to do it, but he held the entire air surrounding Kraken and threw it away. I don’t think you could understand it from just words, I couldn’t even figure it out and I was there in person.”
“I thought something happened to my head……. It wasn’t like fighting or magic. It was something more terrifying.”
“Anastasia, Shine, you two have a pretty good chemistry.”
While Shine and Anastasia talked about Evan’s performance at the time with a lively tone, the Kraken cut through the sea and gradually came closer to them. Then, Evan’s group, who had fought against Kraken once in the past, looked differently at it this time.
“…… Hey, Shine, don’t you think it got bigger?”
“I think it’s twice as big as…….”
When Evan and Shine looked at Serena, she explained gently.
“I guess the Tamer skill boosted its growth. And I told it to eat a lot of other monsters, so it seems to have eaten them diligently and grown.”
“I don’t think it’s that simple…….”
Originally, Evan thought Serena’s taming ability was pretty strong, but it was extraordinary.
Even she had grown Kraken larger than in the main scenario of Yo-Ma Great War 3, where it had been hard to kill that terrible monster. Moreover, she was taming a dragon, though it was still a baby.
‘Maybe Ray was the most powerful character in Yo-Ma Great War 4…’
There seemed to be no blind spot to Serena, who controlled Kraken in the sea and a dragon in the sky.
Although there were no large monsters to tame on the ground, there were four slimes with different attributes. They were not big, but they also had raid boss potential.
“Yes, yes, my sea worm. How have you been?”
The sea worm met its owner after a long time. The Kraken carefully stuck out its huge head and expressed intimacy with Serena. With Evan’s help, she flew to the Kraken’s head and stroked it.
“It’s less realistic than when she met the dragon.”
“With this monster, I’m sure there will be no danger at sea…….”
“Okay, then let’s get on.”
“On top of it? Are you serious about that!?”
Evan ignored Shine’s astonishment and pulled out a huge, odd-looking saddle from his inventory pocket.
“With this all-around saddle, even the Kraken’s sleek head can give you a comfortable ride like a luxury wagon!”
“You’ve been preparing to ride on the Kraken since the beginning, haven’t you?”
That was right. Evan made Serena bend the Kraken’s head further, skillfully climbing on top of it, and set up the saddle at the right spot.
It had a mysterious structure fixed in the air in sympathy with Kraken’s mana, a stark artifact that even had the added effect of speeding up Kraken, which became a boarding object.
“Everyone, get on top.”
“We’re the only ones who can experience crossing the ocean on a Kraken…….”
“Wow, Oppa. Can we put this saddle on Gnar later?”
At first, the saddle had been developed to let him sit on top of a dragon safely. And Evan had no plans to cross the ocean on the Kraken.
“I don’t know if this is going to be okay.”
“It’s okay. It has protective features, so even if you go into the water, there’s a shield that prevents water pressure and water ingress. It prevents air pressure and wind even when flying.”
“It’s very high-performance.”
Even though everyone didn’t believe Evan’s boast, he eventually climbed onto the Kraken. It was crying annoyingly when the saddle was fixed on its head, but the Kraken finally resigned when Serena comforted it and began to move in the direction she instructed.
“Oh, my gosh!”
And its high speed was unexpected by everyone, including Evan. In no time, they went as fast as they could, and the jet streamed through the vast ocean!
“Wow, the water’s not coming in. Look around you, Oppa. It’s so pretty!”
“The pretty fish and coral are bursting into pieces because they can’t overcome the pressure that the Kraken created.”
Originally, Evan planned a scene where he rode leisurely on Kraken’s head and cruised under the sea, but Kraken’s speed was so fast that it was best to hold the saddle tightly so that he would not bounce off.
Not only was it near-impossible to see the sights in a flash, but when he did see something, the shock waves created by the Kraken’s movements were destroying them all!
“We’re about to reach the Eternal Glacier Zone.”
“Yes, I can see the iceberg.”
The sea trip, which would have taken a full day if they used the Ghost Wagon, was completed in less than an hour due to the Kraken’s supersonic speed. Looking at the roots of the huge iceberg submerged in the sea, Evan was deeply moved.
‘It reminds me of the first time I cleared Yo-Ma Great War 3.’
Of course, he was not here to catch the Demon King this time.
Evan smiled as he stared at the surface of the water coming closer from the head of Kraken that was slowly starting to float.
Now, it was time for treasure hunting since they’re done with hunting talented people.