Sword of Gluttony Princess - Act 1-4
Chapter 4 : Magic Core of Archdevil
『Consider your choice carefully, Dean. Though returning while leaving me behind in this place is a path of certain death for you, that point alone is worth your evaluation.』
When I carried the magic core of Beelzebub, the mist in the magic core kept flashing as it relayed its thoughts into my head.
「Then… Uhm, why is Beelzebub’s magic core, one of the rulers of the Seven Deadly Sins neglected in this kind of place? 」
『I, you see… Lost in the battle for supremacy in 《Spirit World》. Nevertheless, thought I’d never care about such things, the other rulers of the Seven Deadly Sins were scared of me and together they set a trap for me.』
Beelzebub continued her story.
『I mean, they were scared since I have the power to massacre the devils of 《Spirit World》 if I feel like it. Just thinking about them makes me want to devour those despicable guys.』
At her words, I trembled in fear.
S-Rank devils were, just something that she could kill whenever she wanted to.
Even though she was nothing more than a Magic Core right now, was it really okay to leave her alone like this?
「S-So…. Tell me, why did you come to this world? 」
『Those guys who came to kill me were collaborating with six pillars. Not even I can win against those numbers. Nevertheless, I am not your run-of-the-mill devil. I, who abandoned my fleshy body, kept my ego in my magic core. It’s not like such events have never happened before. I mean, devil Satan is also living a long life even though he’s lost his body and only his magic core has remained behind.』
Devil….. Satan, is it?
The devil’s ancestor, hailed as devil amongst devils.
I thought that guy was a fictional figure, but now that I heard his name right from one of the rulers of the Seven Deadly Sins herself, I think he was real.
『Thinking that I might be able to get out from that pinch if I am just a magic core, I used the transfer gate used by low ranking devils and forcefully transferred my magic core into 《material World》. And then, I won that gamble.』
Beelzebub magic core shone pridefully.
Well, she was under the arses of those Battle Rat for centuries but, my mind regained its clarity.
『Haah, it’s been awhile since I talked to an intelligent being. I really can’t stand the boredom so far. Now then, take me out of this filthy hole. Now become my leg, devote yourself to me, if you do so I’ll give you the honor to live as the one who gives me pleasure.』
Should I……. Really bring this guy back?
No, I couldn’t do anything if I died but…. I might be able to dispose her as magic tool material.
If she really was an S-Rank Devil’s Magic Core, her value could be beyond my expectation.
But…. I doubt I could trade this hot potato safely.
「Rather… It’s not clear whether I can get out safely from this situation.」
『…. Wha? 』
「…. There’s Battle Rat here. I alone am no match of those guy.」
『Quite a cowardly fellow…. Aren’t ya? The me back in my heyday could kill the likes of Battle Rat with just a flick of my finger, you know.』
Quite cocky for someone who was currently being used to wipe arses, by those very weak guys she killed with a flick of her finger for hundreds of years.
「Is there…… Something I can do to assist you? 」
『Do you know Spirit Creation Magic? It’s fine as long as you can use 《Petit Demordi》.』
Spirit creation magic was a magic that called the spirit with one’s own mana to create a life-form.
《Petit Demordi》 was an E-Rank magic which could be used to bind spirit for a short amount of time to work for you by using Devil’s Magic Core as the catalyst.
But, it couldn’t show its true power in case it’s used on a devil above D-Rank.
「My magic sword can’t invoke anything stronger than 《Torch》… Add to that, I can’t use Spirit Creation Magic…」
None could learn magic unless they have grimoire, or teacher, or aptitude, and on top of all, the necessary magic sword.
And the one who was in possession of all of those above was top-brass of the army.
『I’ve no choice then. Shall I teach you 《Petit Dimordi》 magic?』
「B-But, my magic vessel is..」
『Use my Magic Core. Magic Vessel is originally adjusted with fighting spirit and metal in order to let the animal utilize magic core, you can’t use magic core as it is. But since I’ve saved my ego into my own magic core, I can aid you in that part. Use 《Petit Dimordi》 to utilize my power.』
I…. Had magic vessel. Plus her instruction.
As long as I’d those two…. I might be able to learn 《Petit Dimordi》 albeit, with a bit of difficulties.
「… Understood, let’s try it.」
『Huhm, well said! As long as you have 《Petit Dimordi》, you can grant a temporary body for me, thus I’m no longer a mere pebble…』
「…. I see, Though I am happy to be able to replace this so called pebble with money, was that your aim all along?」
『Y-You! Did you say that my heart was a mere pebble just now! ? You better retract your statement! Otherwise you’re going to see hell! 』
「Eh…. M-My bad…」
Yeah…. I can somehow understand where her anger stemmed from when I said that her heart was a pebble.
I really could understand but…… It wasn’t me who said “Pebble” first though.
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