Never Die Extra - Chapter 450
The Great Ancient Wizard, Harvest ingredients (5)
He was as big as a mountain and harder than steel. He was as heavy as the sky but faster than lightning. This was an objective evaluation of Samma Dagero.
Among the Demons, who were born with overwhelming combat characteristics, his archetype was rare. He did not wield any weapons and learned only fighting skills. However, his background showed that he was good at using other weapons but wasn’t satisfied with anything but his bare hands and feet. In other words, he was different from Evan, who was forced to learn fighting skills because he wasn’t fit for any weapon!
―Otus, you moron.
Dagero, the very man who boasted the strongest physical beauty within the Demon Tribe, opened his mouth and let out a heavy voice.
―You’re carrying a tail.
Evan was watching the scene from afar and was moved. Since few characters in the Yo-Ma Great War series said such a visual line, if such a character appeared, one should express gratitude. Other representative characters that should be thanked included Serena and Belois. Still, Serena was sometimes excluded according to the Yo-Ma Great War 4 scenario.
―Tsk. What a pathetic fellow.
A huge castle built of skeletons and ribbed bones. The man sitting alone in the dreary chair, clicked his tongue as he saw his subordinate reporting to him.
―You didn’t even notice.
―Come on, don’t tell me…whoo!
Otus looked back and was shocked. There was Evan and his group, which slowly broke through the settlement after Otus and stepped into the land of bones.
“But the air is really different here.”
“It’s unpleasant for me, Master. I can’t even imagine how much blood was spilled here.”
Mirole was close to Evan, shaking slightly. Perhaps it wasn’t an act to win his favor. Evan knew how sensitive her spirits are.
“Will Lian stay in?”
“I want to see Hyeong fight!”
On the other hand, Lian, who was so immersed in Evan’s power, had a shine in his eyes as if the bones covering the area weren’t unpleasant. Evan nodded proudly and took a step toward the Skull Castle, apparently having killed a bunch of demons on the way. What was unique was that he was the only one here except Otus, although it looked like the castle could accommodate a large number of troops. They wiped out the whole group that attacked Maybell, but that wasn’t enough. Maybe his men were out doing something else.
―Is he the man? The succubus…alright, they’re together.
Although he might have guessed a little about Evan’s momentum, he first looked at Maybell next to him.
―It’s really a Succubus. That’s amazing. Such a beautiful Succubus was still out there.
“I guess the Succubus can’t come out because a guy like you is acting up.”
Evan answered back with boldness. However, there was no choice but to be curious. Certainly, no Succubus came out in Yo-Ma Great War Zero. However, if the existence of the Succubus itself was absent, it was absurd to mention the word Succubus now. That means something happened to the original Succubae…
“Oh, no, Master. One Succubus is good enough.”
“What are you talking about all of a sudden?”
Maybell seemed to mistake Evan for being interested in the Succubus of this era. But how can Evan, who had killed countless Succubae in the Sherden Dungeon without hesitation, find them now? He just smelled it. The intense smell of a DLC hiding in the Demon Realm!
‘Maybe his men who aren’t here right now went looking for them?’
―It’s stupid of you to attract the enemy, but I’ll praise you for being able to bring the Succubus here, anyway.
Dagero and Otus were talking while Evan was puffing up his chest with anticipation. Dagero reached out to Otus and made his head explode.
―Thank you for killing me without pain.
Dagero took Otus’s blood crystal, chewed it, and pulled a rib out of his chest to place it on the throne. Then he threw his body on the floor. The rest of his bones were oxidized.
“Demons are Demons, and the basic way of thinking is different from that of humans.”
Okay, so he was killing his subordinates, but there was a part of Evan’s behavior that made him wonder. If the body were left unattended, it would simply disappear without leaving any drop items.
But just now, Otus’ body wasn’t. Unrutted bones popped out first and were buried in the ground, and the remaining parts vanished. It was likely that the entire land was equipped with a special function to route the bones of dead beings.
‘It’s not just that he killed a lot of people, and he’s got bones…he purposely made the bones pile up. There’s an intention.’
Evan came to a conclusion in an instant. There was a high chance that he would try something using them. The Great Ancient Wizard had never entered the Demon Realm in the past. Of course, he fought with the demons in a place other than the Demon Realm. Nevertheless, Dagero overwhelmed the Great Ancient Wizard in his first encounter. And the second battle, when the Great Ancient Wizard defeated Dagero, he had spoken with tears of blood.
“If you were in my realm, you would not have dared to draw magic.”
“At that time, I thought it was just a slap in the face.”
Evan opened his hands lightly as he watched Dagero cautiously. The destructive power born in his grasp sank neatly into the earth, destroying the bones of the whole region. Around Evan and his party, the bones in a radius of 50 meters disappeared, and blood-colored earth appeared. Then Dagero opened his eyes for the first time and stared at Evan.
―You, you just did…!?
Evan smiled and said.
“Do you want me to teach you?”
―I don’t need it. I’ll kill you and take your bones to find out.
Was it possible to read memories or get skills through bones? Oh, there couldn’t be such a ridiculous fraud ability.
―Kuha, you will be part of my armament. Succubus, stay back, so you don’t get hurt.
― It is a good judgment to remove bones from the surrounding area. It was also a great demonstration. But it’s just that much energy, and it’s inefficient.
Dagero rose from the throne. There was white magic all over his body. Evan had seen it in Yo-Ma Great War Zero. It was his Demon armor.
Pure white magic covered his fists and changed to a distinct appearance. It was his Demon armor: thin leather gloves that look sacred at first glance. All the players who attacked didn’t expect that it would be a weapon that penetrated all defenses and feeds damage directly into the body…well?
―I will stand closest to the Devil.
The gloves were the same as Evan knew in the game. But after that, it was different. Suddenly, the throne he was sitting on was dismantled into pieces and stuck to his whole body. He was suddenly wearing plausible bone armor! Even the translucent white magical power tightly covered the bones and strengthened them even further. Eventually, he was covered in full-body armor!
First of all, it was much cooler than the appearance before! Evan became stunned when he felt his energy exploding. He wasn’t lying. Right now, he was really surpassing the power of Imma Beato!
‘No, no. If I had been properly caught in the traps placed by Beato’s men in their lives, and the power was weakened, I would have felt the same pressure now.’
Evan understood now. Neither Imma nor Samma ever lied. They really devised and constantly developed tactics to defeat their enemy to survive in this evil realm. Imma had a curse that pays for life, and Samma possessed an armament that he had completed by adding the bones of those he killed.
‘It’s valuable data. It is a structure that draws in foreign objects and completes it when the armament emerges…’
Again, this might be worth researching. Evan smiled and stepped forward again.
‘If it had the same level of combat power as the Samma I remember, I was actually going to leave it to Mirole this time.’
Dagero’s power-up seemed to be too much for the current Mirole to handle.
“I’ll just give him the last ride this time. I can’t do anything about it.’
But when Evan thought about it and touched Zera’s Rune glove, there was a hand that came out slowly next to him.
It was Mirole who blocked him with a stiff look.
“I want to try.”
“It’s because the way he builds and expresses his abilities is unacceptable.”
Mirole herself, who said it, must have grown quite a bit…and Evan wasn’t foolish enough to refuse her, honestly. There must have been things she felt because she was loved by her spirits. In the first place, this land of bones was also an extremely artificial environment…
“Still, it’s hard just with Mirole’s power.”
“We’ll join you.”
Leo stepped out as if he had been waiting. It was time to regain the dignity of a fallen father. The momentum he emitted was quite strong.
“That’s right, like this…we can’t leave it all to Zero. Leave this place to us. Now, keep Lian safe.”
Aria didn’t say anything until now, but she must have felt a slight antipathy to Evan’s situation. Evan had nothing to say if things were turning out that way. In fact, if the three joined forces, no matter how strong Dagero was, it wasn’t a big worry.
“Okay, you have to control your strength because we have to loot his armor.”
“Okay, you punk.”
After a dramatic settlement, the party started to go for it.
―Arrogant things, I won’t allow it!
Dagero was furious at the sight and showed his ability. As expected, according to his gesture, some of the bones that made up this area exploded and came upon the party in the shape of a dragon!
“That’s what I want to say.”
But the Spirit Arrow, which Mirole shot without hiding her anger, was stuck in the dragon’s mouth and shattered it. Under the weight of the bones that had lost, the weapons contained in them were scattered to powder, and a magic torrent was raging all over Mirole. Mirole hadn’t yet tried her best after the level-up, so she seemed a little surprised by it but soon regained consciousness and raised her bow once more.
“I won’t allow you to be alive.”
“Okay, I love it! Let’s get started!”
“Leo, get blessed and move!”
Leo took up his sword and attacked Dagero. Mirole, fired another arrow to announce the battle’s start! Aria sighed and blessed all of them, while Evan decided to fall back and watch them.
“Do you want some popcorn, Master?”
“Give it to me, and…”
Evan was willing to take it from Maybell, who was ready to pull out the popcorn envelope, and after a moment of thought, he ordered one more thing.
“You really want that?”
“If you don’t believe it, don’t believe in it.”
“No, it’s not that. I trust you, Master!”
Maybell eventually followed his instructions. Soon enough, satisfactory results came out.