Chapter 213: The Warrior and the Ancient City Part 3

The Warrior and the Ancient City Part 3

Neze takes a breath and continues telling the story.

—Many warned us of the dangers of such an action. But no one listened; they turned a deaf ear to the consequences of eternal life.

Being immortal sounds scary. I would be happier living and dying to the fullest in my limited life expectancy. Although much longs to be immortal. 

—From the way you talk, it seems that being immortal is a bad thing.

—The way it was done was in very bad taste. Writing in God’s Book was, shall we say, playing dirty. It was a way that should not have been done and fundamentally changed the rules of the world.

Silence filled the room.

So the ancient race made their dreams come true in a way they shouldn’t have. I mean, God should have warned them in some way.

—What did God say?

—The existence of God has not yet been proven. However, many of the ancient race thought that something like a God might exist, the proof of which was what happened next.

Neze continued with the story.

—The benefits of altering the Single Information Repository were enormous. New materials were created, new organisms were created, new technologies were developed every day, and people dreamed of a glorious future. But by the time the truth was discovered, it was too late.

Neze touched the table once again.

The images that were shown was a horrific scene where countless people were trying to murder each other. The faces of men and women, young and old, are disturbing.

Why are they doing something like that?

We stared at a child lying on the ground.

—They overlooked something fundamental: death. Immortality promises eternal life, but it also gives an eternal awakening without death.

A few minutes later, the child who was presumed dead stood up as if nothing had happened to him, nodding on his knees right in the middle of the adults who were killing each other. The desire for a world without death has given way to a world in which they will live forever.

Death is peaceful because it is the end. And vice versa, life is hard because it has an end.

I don’t know how they felt when faced with a world without end. But there is no doubt that it was despair to the point of falling into madness. This scene speaks for itself.

—And why didn’t they alter the God’s Book again by erasing the part where they become Immortal?

—That was the first thing they thought of doing. But, for some strange reason, the entrance to the Single Information Repository was blocked.

—What does that mean?

—Access became impossible. The cause is unknown. It was no longer possible to interfere with the God’s Book, or even to modify it. Some of the researchers concluded that the way was blocked by “something other than us” that had access.

Something different. Was it God? Or another being beyond our imagination. Would that be a Divine Punishment as Soarer often says for breaking the rules?

But back to the story.

The ancient race fell into madness because they could not escape immortality. 

It is ironic that hell is the result of the search for peace.

—They were entrenched in the idea of doing all possible research to conquer eternal life. After all, time was unlimited. 

The image changes to show a human baby and a child of the orthodox Dragon species.

Both were floating in a large glass cylinder, and the rising bubbles indicate that the cylinder was filled with liquid.

—To find out to what extent immortality applied to them, they decided to extract the elements that made them who they were and cultivate them purely as artificial life forms. What is shown here are the progenitors of humans and dragons… The first experimental individuals.

I recoiled involuntarily at Neze’s words.

Are you saying that the ancient race created humans and dragons? 

Are you saying that humans and dragons are artificial beings, no different from other domesticated beasts?

My head was spinning and I felt my legs wobble.

—Maestro, are you all right?

—Yes, I am.

—You’re very pale.

—Hmm, can we take a break?

I turn to Neze.

She nods without changing her expression, as if my appearance is within her expectations.

—If you need it, then rest for as long as necessary. There is a room opposite that you are free to use. Meals will also be served when you order them.

I thanked him and left the room. I found a bench in the hallway and sat down to breathe.

—It’s all so… unreal, I feel like I’m going to faint. 

—Umm… Excuse me, can you bring some water?

Kaede calls out to a golem that was walking around the place.

The golem did not speak, but nodded in response and walked off somewhere with heavy steps.

Honestly, I’m amazed at my ability to digest shocking news. Although right now my head is spinning a lot.

—My Lord, where is your usual lack of empathy? I’m surprised to see you so vulnerable. I always thought that was his greatest strength.

—I had never considered it a strength, but… Frau, why aren’t you surprised at that story?

—The fairies have always worshiped the ancient race as Gods. Even in the folklore of our people, there are stories about how we have been created to serve the gods. 

Does that mean that fairies are also part of the ancient race?

Perhaps the true nature of this world is very different from what I know. All my life I thought ancient species were revered for their amazing knowledge and technology.

But it turns out they literally created humans.

This is very hard information to digest. Since I am also one of them. I thought I was an ordinary human, but I’m not. I’m in a very different situation from them. 

I felt myself in an even more complicated position.

Heavy footsteps sounded again, and the golem from before had returned with a crystal glass.

—Thank you.

Kaede took the glass and thanked the golem.

The golem turned its back on his and walked away, as if its mission was over.

—Take this

—Thank you.

Mmm, what’s in the water? It has a slight citrus flavor.

And it’s so cold that I could drink it as much as I wanted.

After drinking about a third of the liquid, I handed the glass to Kaede.

—Delicious! Frau should have asked her where she got the water.

Frau also drank a lot of water.

 

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—If you feel better, let’s resume the story.

Neze touches the table and a new image appears.

It is of a man in a white robe holding out his hands and speaking to prostrate people. The scene reminds me of the current Soarer.

—Around this time, many began to embrace immortality. They called themselves the orchestrators of the world and began to behave like Gods. Not only did they begin to manufacture humans and dragons, but many other races as well.

The image again shows a crystal cylinder.

In it floated elves, dwarves, fairies, lizard men and demons. Other strange races are also seen.

The image changes to show a room in some unknown place. There, a chained goblin howled in rage.

—Monsters too…?

—At that time, the world was ravaged by repeated wars. So they decided to modify the environment and change things. And they had plenty of time to experiment.

It is possible that the ancient race that had attained eternal life maintained peace of mind by separating themselves from the Gods.

However, what took place was a change in the world. So, was the world at that time very different from what it is today? I’m a little bit curious.

—The world has changed radically. We got the results we wanted. But just as people were beginning to embrace their immortality, a report changed their minds.

Neze takes a deep breath.

When he touched the table, the picture changed.

What was projected was the appearance of multiple demons killing people.

—A special race is born: the demon kings.

A Warrior Exiled by the Hero and His Lover

A Warrior Exiled by the Hero and His Lover

経験値貯蓄でのんびり傷心旅行 ~勇者と恋人に追放された戦士の無自覚ざまぁ~
Score 5.8
Status: Completed Type: Author: Released: 2020 Native Language: Japanese
After losing his girlfriend to a brave hero, Toru is expelled from his S-Rank party. With a feeling of sadness and pain in his heart, he defeats a demon he meets outside the city, and his ability [to save experience] is broken! Toru becomes level 300 in the blink of an eye! With this power that far surpasses that of heroes, there is nothing that can stop him. Kaede, a s*ave he met on his journey, forms a group called the “Mangyu Brigade”, and easily completes dungeons, acquires the legendary sacred weapons, and thanks to his skills, his friends level up easily! He rescued a countess who was attacked by bandits on the road, and befriended a legendary beast. Toru’s journey continues at a leisurely pace, as he repeatedly encounters various people along the way, while his former party of heroes are deprived of opportunities to play an active role and fall into decline. This is the beginning of the life of a 300 level warrior!

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