Chapter 150 – 2,000 year old Investigation
The door, which could be mistaken for a giant’s, is pushed open firmly and quietly.
Before my eyes is a spacious room with an altar in an underground dungeon.
“Hmm. It seems like everybody has left.”𝐟𝙧ℯe𝙬𝚎𝒃𝗻𝒐ѵel. 𝐜o𝓶
Even on the way here, I did not encounter any demon tribe on the lookout.
They must all be searching for me on the upper floors. They have no reason to go down below the floor where I first appeared because they are aware that I am aiming for Avos Dilhevia.
I stepped inside after opening the door on the side of the altar room.
It is a treasury.
“You said you were planning to cast great magic, but what are you up to?” Sasha asked in wonder.
“Oh, there’s something I need to investigate.”
“You mentioned it before coming here as well, but what can you find out in a place like this?”
“The first is the Great Spirit Reno. How did she perish?”
Lina, who was scanning the vacant treasury, gazed in my direction.
“The other is the Spirit King. What happened to that man, who was most likely Shin?”
Lina clenches her fist as if in response to these words.
“And the final one is about Misa. How was she born?”
Eleonore casts a contemplative glance upward.
“Hmm, could you elaborate a little more on what you mean?”
“Perhaps all this transpired 2,000 years ago. When a half-spirit, half-demon is born, it draws half of its power from newborn rumours and legends. The rumours and legends of the Demon King of Tyranny first surfaced over 2,000 years ago. And after my reincarnation, the hero Kanon began disseminating these rumours and legends.”
Lay’s countenance reveals a grave expression.
“Then Misa ought to have been born 2,000 years ago as the biological child of the Great Spirit Reno.”
Spirits are derived from rumours and legends. Nonetheless, because half-spirits and half-demons have both the body and the source of demons, they cannot be perceived solely through rumour and legend.
Furthermore, the spirits claimed that Misa was Reno’s biological child. All the spirits are Reno’s children. Since they deliberately referred to her as Reno’s biological child, she must certainly differ from the other spirits in the way she was born. That is to say, Reno conceived and gave birth to Misa in her body.
Therefore, Misa has a father. A father of the demon race.
“She was meant to have been born… 2,000 years ago, yet her memory is limited to only 15 years…” Lay says.
“Besides, she has no knowledge of any of the mythical ages. She believes she was born and raised in this magical age.”
I nod at his words.
“There has to be an explanation for this. The same goes for Shin. That man was assigned to guard Reno, the Great Spirit. Something must have happened after my reincarnation that caused him to become Spirit King. I’d also like to find out why he’s working against me.”
Misha tilts her head slightly and her words trail off.
“Was he trying to protect Misa?”
“I suppose the possibility exists. Should the rumors and legends of Avos Dilhevia recede, Misa will develop spirit illness, and ultimately cease to exist.”
The Spirit King may have hoped to prevent that from happening.
“Hence, at the time of the magic sword tournament, he threatened Lay, lest he be known as Kanon and that he was the pseudo-Demon King Avos Dilhevia. He acted as if Avos Dilhevia did indeed exist.”
During the war with Azeshion, Avos Dilhevia’s true identity became evident, but the rumors and lore circulated among the humans as well.
Thereby, the conditions were favourable enough for the awakening of the Great Spirit Avos Dilhevia.
The Spirit King and Nousgalia had most likely already envisioned this.
“But, even if Misa is the Great Spirit Reno’s child, she is not Shin’s child, right? Would a man who has been faithful to you for all these years try to protect Misa more than you?” Lay asks.
It makes sense that if she is Shin’s child, he would have sought to protect her as a parent.
However, in light of the results of the battle of wisdom with Zeke, Misa is not Shin’s child.
“Perhaps he wasn’t trying to protect Misa, but who knows? Something must have happened. There must be a reason why he had to deal with all of this 2,000 years ago.”
He was a man devoid of aspiration.
It is improbable that he would have been caught up in the schemes of the deity race.
From what I am aware of, there is no way that Shin would have plotted something like this.
Something must have taken place 2,000 years ago that changed him.
“The Great Spirit Reno is heavily involved in both Shin and Misa’s affairs. Her death was most likely the catalyst for all of this.”
Although I have no knowledge of what happened, it is by no means a positive development.
Perhaps a tragedy has befallen them. A tragedy so great that even Reno, the Great Spirit, and Shin, my right-hand man, couldn’t withstand it.
In that era, this was not an unusual phenomenon.
And that same tragedy perseveres even to this very day.
I must know.
“Hmm, I understand. But how do you intend to look into it? All those things involving the Great Spirit Reno, the Spirit King, and Misa-chan happened 2,000 years ago, right? “
Eleonore voices her doubts.
“I will utilize the magic of to go back in time to 2,000 years ago.”
With my remark, everyone exchanged a skeptical look.
“… If you can do that, why did you struggle so much in the first place, Anos?”
Lay said, followed by Sasha.
“You can only travel back in time about 100 years with , right?”
Misha gives a nod.
“The range of subjects is also limited.”