Chapter 140 Trial of the Hidden Wolf Gennuru
Lay jumped down from the pedestal and reached out to Misa.
She grabbed his hand and jumped down the pedestal, diving into Lay’s chest.
“Will it be okay if we go up there?”
Lay looked up at the large tree that grew in the middle of the circular room.
Branches emerged at regular intervals, just long enough for us to hold onto a limb and climb.
“Yes. If they go up there, I think they’ll be able to reach the top.”
I convey Rina’s words with .
“So the Spirit King is just up ahead.”
“There’s one troubling possibility about the Spirit King.”
I told her.
“What is it?”
“The Spirit King is the masked guy who forced his way into Melhais’ Dimensional Prison Azeisis during the Sword Tournament.”
“…The masked man Anos was talking about, Avos Dirhevia?”
“Yes. But that mask is a magical device that completely hides the power of magic. The design is a little different than the one you had.”
Lay paused for a moment before asking.
“What’s the purpose?”
I guess he was wondering the same thing I was.
Lay didn’t seem to have any idea either.
“I don’t know yet. But it’s possible that the man in the mask was the one who threatened you during the Sword Tournament.”
Huffing, Lay lets out a small breath.
“…All in all, I thought it was over.”
The Avos Dirhevia thing was supposed to be all taken care of.
I and Lay had both believed that the world would be at peace now for sure.
But I felt a tug in my chest.
“Do you mind if I go first?”
“I suppose you won’t listen to me if I tell you to wait until I get there.”
Lay smiled briskly.
That was the kind of man he was.
“If he’s not done with me, I’ll go finish it. This time, with my own hands.”
Judging from the situation, there was no guarantee that my followers who had been hidden would be safe forever.
It was even possible that they weren’t safe at this point.
We need to figure out who the Spirit King was and what his purpose was as soon as possible.
We can’t leave him around if he was attempting to destroy the period’s peace.
“‘I’ll be on my way as soon as I can. So there is no need to be worried.”
“I don’t even want to imagine a situation where I have to borrow Anos’ help.”
It would be a little concerning if the Spirit King was such a formidable opponent.
However, this was Aharthern, and the King of Spirits was not his opponent.
Fighting the King of Spirits was not going to be a straightforward challenge, judging from his past trials.
Even if Lay was superior to the Spirit King, he should not let his guard down.
Lay quickly reached out a hand to grab her.
“What, oh, Kya…”
Lay smiled as he lifted her up quickly.
“I’m sorry. It’s faster this way.”
As soon as he said that, Lay leapt up, and with Misa in his arms, jumped from branch to branch, and quickly climbed up the large tree.
After watching them through the “Remote Clairvoyance Limnet”, I decided to go on as well.
Jiste and I parted ways in the flower garden so that the Spirit King would not know that I was working with him.
Rina and I went back and climbed up the original, invisible staircase.
There were a few stumbling blocks along the road, but Rina’s memory and my magical eye saw through them, and we made it past the hurdles without much difficulty.
We were still on our way to the top when Rina raised her voice.
She then pointed out through .
Lay had just finished climbing the large tree.
The place was in the clouds.
The white clouds formed the floor, walls, and ceiling of a vast room.
Lay looked around and found a double door leading to the back.
He began walking towards it, but then suddenly came to a halt.
He must have felt a presence.
The moment Lay drew his unique sword, the color of the surrounding clouds began to turn black.
The next moment, there was a dazzling flash of lightning in front of his eyes, and a thunderous boom.
Illuminated by countless thunderbolts, a huge wolf appeared on the scene.
“Hidden Wolf Gennul…”
Misa muttered. She was familiar with its appearance, having learned it in the Forest of Books.
It was the guard dog of the Spirit King, who had led the demons into hiding two thousand years ago.
Gennul opened its mouth and let out a cracked voice.
“You may pass…”
For a moment, Lay and Misa reacted as if they had been caught off guard.
“I thought there was going to be some kind of ordeal?”
“There will be no trials between us. You may pass.”
Gennul sluggishly got up and moved out of the way to make way for the door.
With a squeak, the double doors opened by themselves.
Beyond it was a corridor of thick foliage and clouds, perhaps the top of the great tree.
Lay said to Misa as he took a cautious step forward.
Passing by Gennul, they stepped out into the cloud corridor.
Again, with a squeak, the double doors closed.
Gennul didn’t attack them, nor did he issue any trials.
“…I thought he would be giving us a challenge, you know?”
Misa said, sounding relieved.
Lay, however, had an expression on his face that didn’t appear to be happy.