10 Years After – 43
Vampire High Lord
Even when he was just a severed head, the Vampire High Lord showed no signs of dying.
He glared at me.
“Now, what to do…”
“Do whatever you like.”
The High Lord was not intimidated at all.
Shia picked up her sword and came forward.
“Shia. Let’s just kill him for now.”
“Do you not have to question him first?”
“We can’t risk having him escape. Besides, we have to go back and help Goran and Eric.”
I held the Devil King Sword above the High Lord.
And just as I was about to swing down on it,
“Wait a minute!”
“You’re getting ahead of yourself, Ruck.”
Eric and Goran came into the room from behind us.
“You two came out safely!”
Shia and Gerberga said happily.
I sighed in relief and lowered the sword.
“That was fast.”
“It’s you and Shia that were fast. We rushed in here in order to help you. And here you are, ready to deal a death blow.”
“Goran. Maybe we need to train harder.”
“There’s no doubt about that.”
They said and then laughed.
“You two killed 5 Lords. That’s not too different than killing 1 High Lord.”
“I don’t agree with that.”
“Aye, not at all. Clearly, a High Lord is much more dangerous.”
Goran and Eric declared.
Indeed, a High Lord was probably a little more dangerous.
But I didn’t think it was that big of a difference.
Goran and Eric inspected the High Lord’s head from a short distance away.
“So, this is the Vampire High Lord then.”
“There’s still powerful magical energy coming out of him.”
The High Lord looked at Eric and smiled slightly.
“I see. So the Hero King has come to visit me. And the Hero Ruck himself as well. Now I see why you were so abnormally strong.”
“You seem very calm.”
“There is nothing I can do to avoid death now. I have no intention of panicking.”
I guess I should have expected as much from a Vampire High Lord.
His resolve was strong. I was almost impressed.
Of course, I would still not let my guard down. There was a chance that he was just waiting for a rescue.
I sharpened my senses and remained cautious.
Shia seemed to have sensed danger as well. She was nervous. Her ears were twitching.
On the other hand, Goran looked quite relaxed as he faced the High Lord.
“So, Mister High Lord. I have a question for you.”
“Surely you do not believe that I will share any information with you?”
Goran said with a slightly annoyed expression.
And so I asked,
“Hey. Was it you who created this protection of the god of the dark ones?”
“Hehehe… You will hear nothing from me. No, you must live in fear.”
And then the High Lord said as if nothing had happened,
“Oh, it looks it is time to say goodbye.”
And then he immediately turned into ash.
There was still magic remaining. In other words, he had chosen to die himself.
He had likely had such a spell ready inside of him for such an event as this.
Only the medal and the magic stone remained now. There were not many curses left inside of the medal.
Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10 Nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita
At first. You emphasize how strong the devils he slayed then emphasize that vampires are weak trough their conversation.. E.g “just a vampire lord” statement.
And now he barely survives…
This novel lack the sense of power balance…
Vampire lord? =said by the guild that can be subjugated by a rank adventurer party
Veteran hero +guild master= 6- 8
‘asuming of what rock said at the prev. Chapter..
Rock+wolf+ chicken vs vamp hlord= they nearly died..
Ruck was taunting the vampire lord