Early in the morning of the next day, we were let out of the prison and watched the sunrise.
"I don't think a stone bed is good for you."
"I am happy anywhere with the Master."
Kaede's smile is as warm as the heat of dawn.
I would like to sleep in a real bed tonight if possible, but that may not be the case.
After all, he is here.
Perhaps today is the day my fate will be decided.
Murdering the hero is a great crime.
There is punishment for such an act.
I don't know what will happen to me.
But even if there are extenuating circumstances, it will not be minor.
They can execute me in the worst case scenario.
If that should happen... I will have to release Kaede.
Now we can't leave too much behind.
It doesn't matter where she goes. She has to be able to live a happy life.
"Well, let's get on with our journey."
"Yes" "Gotcha" "Kyui."
Not far from the fortress city of Lawana, there is a huge outer wall.
This is the wall that separates the demon side from the human side.
And beyond, there was the front, the battlefield.
Beyond the horizon, a citadel stands at the entrance to the Dark Kingdom.
Fortunately for us, we easily got through the wall, thanks to the fact that we were well known.
We visited a camp with an army of humans.
As we enter the countless tents, we see soldiers running towards us with spears.
The air is tense and tense.
Honestly, I don't think I want to stay here very long.
The sound of an explosion echoes in the distance.
It seems that many wizards have been recruited to take down the fort.
"What's the situation?"
''It's not good. Denas the Sixth General is wiping us all out, and we can't seem to get through the entrance to the citadel.''
"Where's the hero! He was supposed to be here with us!"
"He's been on a losing streak against Denas. I think they're still struggling."
"Damn it, we're just adding to the casualties! Isn't there someone with more power here?"
A man in cloak and armor was shouting in the distance.
From the looks of it, the battle situation does not look very good.
He digressed to us and gave us an angry look.
"Who are you? No one but the military is allowed in."
"We are a party of adventurers called the Manyu Brigade. We are here looking for a hero."
The man ran to me and grabbed my right hand.
"'You've come to the right place! We've been waiting for renowned heroes like you! Your arrival will change the course of the war!"
"Um, where's the hero?"
"If you're looking for the hero, you can go to that demon's fort! You can attack him too! Dahahahahaha!"
What's up with this guy? He's in a really good mood right now.
But I don't care. Now I know where Sain is.
The fort, huh.... I'm going to tear it down, but only because it stands in my way.
It's time to confront my former best friend.
I won't let anyone come between me and him.
I bowed to the man and headed for the fort.
Soldiers flock to the huge citadel.
Countless catapults hurl stones, but the walls are high and thick and bounce back.
A large number of golems were advancing forward, but were shattered midway by arrows and magic fired from the citadel.
I'm nervous because this is the real battlefield.
After all, adventurers are just amateurs.
We are not trained for combat like soldiers or mercenaries.
"Master, there it is."
At the entrance to the citadel.
There was a group of people fighting fiercely.
I pulled out my big sword that I had on my back.
"Panda, come back. Rosuke, come out."
I had Panda return to the seal and brought Rosuke out to join me in the fight.
In addition, I activated Rosuke's mega boost.
Mekimeki Mekimeki Mekimeki.
Rosuke's body grew three times its size, and countless large, sharp blades appeared all over his body.
His silver body rippled in the air, the light reflected blindingly.
"Support the military!"
Rosuke renders the demon soldiers on the outer wall unable to fight.
"Kaede, I need you to keep the entrance area clean."
Kaede opened her fan and danced lightly, creating a gust of wind.
All obstacles, both friend and foe, separating us from the entrance have disappeared.
"Frau, can you break that door?"
"Yes I can! It will be shattered, just watch me!"
Frau, who flew straight up, charged at the door like a meteor.
A loud roar sounded and the gates of the citadels flew into the air.
From there, the soldiers rush into the citadel, avoiding the hero standing in front of the gate.
I quietly made my way to Sain with Kaede.
"What's wrong with you, hero? Get up, you can still do it."
"Ugh... What the hell is this guy...?"
Sain and the others were kneeling on the ground.
On the other side is a man of the demon race with a huge physique holding a huge curved sword.
He has two thick horns on his head and his black hair is slicked back.
That would be Denas, one of the six generals we have heard so much about.
The reddish purple curved greatsword was beating like a demonic sword.
It is identical to the fairy that Darm had when I defeated him last time in Northstar, after I killed him, his sword turned into particles of light and disappeared.
Maybe that curved sword will also disappear after defeating him.
Denas' gaze turned to us behind Sain.
"The presence of this man's strong forte, his extraordinary skill, makes my blood boil. I have lost interest in you. I myself will cross swords with that man."
"Hey! I'm the one fighting with you!"
"I don't want to waste my time with a weak human anymore. Now I want a challenge."
"What are you talking about!"
Sain turned around and made eye contact with me.
"Toru, what are you doing here?"
"It's been a while since I've seen you, Sain."
All my anger that I had been holding back all this time exploded like a big explosion.
Nei and Soarer's faces flashed through my mind.
But I'm not going to let my emotions get the better of me and murder him fast.
I have been thinking about it for some time.
What is true and what is a lie?
To find out, I need to exchange words with my former best friend.
Denas walked past Sain and approached me.
It was about two meters tall.
He was even more intimidating than Darm.
"What is your name?"
"I am Denas."
The next moment, the blades of our swords clash.
I have asked Kaede to keep an eye on the surroundings so that no one interferes.
No matter who you are, you will not enter this place as long as I am here.
Denas, you're in the way too.
Every time you bring the sword together, sparks fly and a shockwave licks the ground.
They say it has more than a hundred levels, like Darm.
I may have almost two hundred.
"It's interesting that a person who is not a hero can put up with this."
"Why don't you attack me with all your might?"
I took a big swing at Danas, knocking him back.
I don't like it when you keep delaying me.
Now I will get serious.
''I'll make you regret ever uttering that sentence.''
Smiling, Denas draws the power of his great curved sword.
A root-like thing sneaks into the arm from the sword, and shells and thorns appear from the shoulder to the arm.
The roots extended beyond his chest, and a large mouth appeared on his right breast.
His presence became very intimidating, and the air was feeling heavy.
"Now my level has increased to 240. I was hoping to enjoy this fight a little more, but you pissed me off."
"No, you're wrong."
I activated the Dragon Knight and the Great Thief at the same time.
In addition, further activate physical strengthening skills.
Putting it all together, release the power of the sacred sword.
My level has increased by 40%, from 301, I now have 421.
"I can't believe a human would reach a level like this. Kugh."
I put the big sword in the sheath on my back.
Denas collapsed behind me.
I paid no attention to her body.
My gaze was fixed on Sain, who was sitting hunched over.
Now, let's hear what he has to say.