First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 52
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“There are way too many things to do…”
In front of me, along with the screens of ≪Dungeon Create≫ and ≪Monster Create≫, I had received a letter of demand from the country, or more accurately, a request letter.
The specific contents were as follows:
・Please improve the relationship with the Fox Princess in the west.
・Please do something about the Northern Snow Sage.
・Please do something for us as we are running out of food.
・Please lower the difficulty level of the labyrinth.
・Please do something about the demons arising from the ocean.
・Please transform me into a Kirijin.
Yeah. I would like to express my words out loud.
I don’t give a damn!
To begin with, my connection with the Fox Princess was optimal for a series of skirmishes like the one we were experiencing right now. It was either for leveling up or assessing our strength.
As for the Snow Sage, I should simply disregard him because Ryo should be throwing forth her valiant efforts at this time. Even if she can’t vanquish the Snow Sage, she can at least weaken his forces. Besides, if something went wrong, Aria will contact me.
As for food? You will have to come up with something on your own. Alternatively, you can consume whatever you find in the dungeon.
You wished for the difficulty level of my dungeon to be lowered? Your concern was none of my issues. I was risking my life here as well. If I lowered the difficulty level any further, the Fox Princess will end up killing me.
And the demons from the ocean? Weren’t they under the control of the “Crawling Octopus King of Chaos”? Why don’t you lure them to the land and then hunt them down? Therefore, it was out of my control.
And you hope to become a kin? I won’t entertain that kind of request. Who I choose to become a Kirijin will be entirely up to me.
Seriously, humans are all so self-centered that in the end, they will be annihilated. I’m not going to do it since problems will develop later on.
And Ichiko seemed to have discovered the dungeon of the Spice King. In that case, I’ll provide her with immediate instructions and… speaking of which, the Fox Princess told me not to lay a hand on the Sugar King. I’ll let her know about that too.
Now that I had issued instructions to Ichiko and the others, I had made some discoveries.
Apparently, there was a connection between HP, MP, SP and the three major human desires[i], each of which can be efficiently recovered by fulfilling their respective requirements. I dare not say which one was linked to which one though.
Ah, and I should review my current strength briefly.
・150 Kirijin (including Ichiko, Ryo, Houki, Chirito, and Izumi)
・10 Mystics (one of them is accompanying Ryo)
・1 Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle (who had started to heed my commands before I knew it)
・A myriad of other various demons.
Yup. I suppose it’s quite a force to be reckoned with. If they are in my dungeon, there are also mist and swamp traps in addition to this. If it is an average opponent, my demons won’t be lagging behind.
So, who among these guys has the potential to take on X-J5?
All of a sudden, something triggered a response in my body.
The sensation in me was that something ominous had swept past me momentarily and cast a glance in my direction as it left. Whatever the case may be, it felt that there was something nefarious at play.
“What is that?”
When I scanned my surroundings, all I noticed was the usual “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest”. However, this sensation was familiar to me from somewhere, something that I had experienced at some point in my life.
When was that…?
This was the first time I have felt like this since becoming the Demon King. Along with my intellect power, my remembrance ability has enhanced since I metamorphosed into the Demon King. Therefore, if something occurred after joining the ranks of a Demon King, I should be able to recall it immediately.
However, I can barely remember my days as a human being, nor do I believe that I would have encountered such a sensation in my peaceful life as a normal university student in this country. In fact, my perception ability as a human being must have been less than that of a typical human being.
If that were the case, the situation where I would be subjected to this kind of sensation would be right before becoming the Demon King was…
After musing about it, the existence of an entity struck my mind.
“That little girl’s voice…”
My thoughts were inundated with the presence of that enigmatic voice that had converted me into the Demon King that day. She was one of my ultimate goals, a being whose true identity I still had no clue about.
And, despite the fact that people were oblivious to it, she was the one who has brought the world to its existing crisis.
Hmm. Well, after all this time, calling her by the name of “little girl’s voice” is out of bounds under the prevailing circumstances. Then, I suppose I should refer to her in another way… let’s see. If she is the embodiment of the Demon King, then it would be more befitting to address her like this.
“God of Calamity.”[ii]
Now, if the presence of the God of Calamity was detected even for a moment, it would be prudent to respond accordingly, or at least to be on the alert via the eyes of my kin.
“But I doubt it would produce much of an effect against a God.”
Although I spread my vigilance net to the greatest extent possible, I ended up uttering such a thing.
[i] It is generally, “appetite, sexual desire, and sleep desire” but could be other desires too
[ii] Can be read as demon gods or devil too. But I’ll be using God of Calamity
Check out other Outer World Story series in order: Outer World Story: The Black Mist that Devours (First series), Outer World Story: Pumpkin Sorcerer (Third series), Outer World Story: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture (Fourth series)
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