Chapter 214: The Warrior and the Ancient City Part 4

The Warrior and the Ancient City Part 4

The ‘Demon King’ was very special for a specific reason. And that was that they could end the immortality of the Ancient Race.

With their birth, the world was once again at a turning point. People awaiting death offered themselves en masse to be sacrificed for them.

—With the arrival of the Demon King, the population of the ancient race plummeted. It was during this time that an anti-social organization called the ‘Evil Gods Faction’ emerged. The organization stole the Demon King and rebelled against the political system of the time. The world again split in two.

Neze touches the table again and the image changes. This time a human appears.

—The ‘Sacred Gods Faction’ of the current regime, who consider themselves Gods, sought discipline and righteousness. Therefore, they created a special race, the ‘Heroes’, who would become the counterweight. And this is where a long and confusing war begins. 

A struggle between a group that wants to be God and a group that wants to be human.

Countless weapons were projected in the windows. They were supposed to have sought peace and obtained eternal life, but now they had become a spark that burned everywhere.

The wars did not stop, it was a never-ending struggle.

I thought the ancient races were intelligent.

And now that I see that, I think they are ridiculously stupid. Is that what my ancestors were like…?

—Loss after loss brings the war to a temporary truce between the two groups. The ancient race were too young to carry the burden of immortality on their existence. Despite great technological advances, they were mentally stupid when it came to making wise decisions. And as time went on, new reports plagued the researchers.

Is there still more? I’m starting to get tired of this.

—The truth is that the ancient race cannot die in the literal sense of the word.

—Huh?

I don’t know what that means, is it like being and not being dead at the same time? 

Neze’s refined words are not at all friendly to an idiot like me.

—By interfering with God’s Book, it caused unexpected events. That is, the ancient race remained in existence after death. They only shed their physical bodies, they passed to the other plane that separates them from the real world with that of death.

—What does it mean?

—Wandering eternally in a soul state, is it easier for you to understand? But keep in mind that ghosts are not the same as souls. They are pseudo-living entities, which behave like living beings. Based on intense emotions engraved in fire with their magical powers. 

—So ghosts have no personality?

—We have confirmed that such beings are rare. We have also confirmed that some transform into spirits.

I think we’re getting off topic, so I’ll get back to the main issue.

—The God’s Book is so powerful that not even death can break its shackles. On the contrary, it has perfected immortality in the sense of the word. The arrival of the Demon King and the Heroes should have made them semi-immortal, but… The truth is that it completed the immortality of the ancient race. Once you become a soul, there is no being to interfere with your existence.

—Wait a minute. Does that mean that the Lord’s mother is still alive in a soul state?

A yawning Frau asks.

—What was the reason she wanted the Lord to come here anyway?

—That’s right, I haven’t yet heard the story of how my mother-in-law led the master here.

—Don’t call her mother-in-law casually! Shameless!

—It’s not my fault, it slipped out.

Kaede hides her face with her hands, she was so embarrassed.

It’s true, when you get married, your partner’s parents become your in-laws.

—Well, since you have the necessary knowledge about everything that has happened so far. I can tell you the reason why Kuon-sama asked Toru-sama to come here. But before I address that subject, there is more you should know. And that is that there was actually a third group when the ancient race began to take sides. And that was, the ‘Neutral Faction’ based in this city.

The Neutrals were a group that did not belong to either of the two main forces and were, as the term suggests, neutral.

It is believed to have consisted of people rooted in the old society who feared change and were mainly royalty, aristocrats, researchers and engineers.

—After the armistice, the three powers focused on rebuilding the world. But peace did not last long. And there was another war again.

But this war was different.

It was a proxy war in which ancient species almost never appeared.

Both sides were exhausted. But they had no intention of abandoning their ideals.

By then, their ideology had changed so much that it had lost its original form. Hence, their counter-arguments had become more incompatible.

The good gods created celestial beasts and attacked their enemies, led by the heroes.

The evil gods grew stronger and attacked with their demon kings along with the demonic tribes.

But unlike previous wars, this war was more like a game. Was it an escape from the reality of an inescapable eternity? Or was it a prelude to the next battle?

—While the two powers were fighting, the neutrals were looking for a way to end the conflict. They decided that if they could not interfere with God’s book, they had to find another way to break immortality.

The image changes.

What was projected was a sacred sword.

—The Sacred Gods Faction created a powerful weapon. They called it; [Type 27 Sacred Wave Great Spirit Destroyer Machine]. In other words, The Sacred Weapon you possess. In theory, this weapon is capable of annihilating even souls existing on the other plane.

—And why did they continue the war if they had found the solution?

—It was only a theory, and the weapon had a fatal flaw. It was so powerful that it could only be used by a very limited number of people, and even after use it risked annihilating the entire soul of its wielder.

Even if they found someone who could use it, it had limited use. 

—I see, but I haven’t noticed any sudden change in it. It works naturally…

—It’s because you’re not using its true power. The one you have is 1 of the twelve that exists, and even if you manage to gather all 12, it will still be sealed with many layers that prevent you from unleashing its attributes. 

—12 sacred weapons? I was not aware that there were so many.

—Yes, originally it was only one weapon. However, it was still powerful enough to change the course of war. The evil gods also developed similar weapons to counter them, but in the end they could not create anything equivalent in power.

Neze touches the table and changes the image on the window.

Next, a scroll with the colors of the rainbow appeared.

—But the appearance of this weapon spurred the neutrals in the right direction. They came to the conclusion that they could destroy the Higher Dimensional Information Bodies themselves, rather than interfere with the God’s Book. So they set about developing the means to d—?

Kaede raised her hand.

NeZe replied, “Go ahead.”

—But, none of this would be happening if they had done that work themselves, right?

—Right. But at the time it was considered almost impossible. But then with further research and development they reached a stage where it could be a reality. Only with a small detail… Do you know what leveling up is? 

—It’s when you gain experience points, at the same time you can increase your power a little bit.

—That’s an almost correct definition. But, have you ever wondered why it exists? Would you be able to answer that question?

The three of us were silent.

Since it is something taken for granted since our birth as humans, it was not something I was called to doubt its existence. If you defeat a monster, you gain experience and your level increases. It’s the same as when a fruit in your hand falls to the ground. It’s something very, very normal.

—Experience points are, so to speak, ‘existence’. By absorbing them, the body gradually rises to a higher level. That is, the information density increases.

She continues.

—If we could achieve unlimited level increase, we could interfere with the Higher Dimensional Information. This was the answer the neutralists came up with after a continuous search. And what was created was the “saving system skill”.

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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