When I woke up, I was stuck upside down on a branch.
If I move, I will fall to the ground.
"Pfft, pfft, Toru..."
When I managed to get off, I felt a sharp pain in my abdomen.
It was a wise move to attack the town of Grayfield, but Toru happened to be there, and I received a painful counterattack.
Strange. That guy was a level 20 nuisance.
How did he become so strong?
Is there a way to level up that I don't know about?
I can't believe Toru beat me.
I am very angry. I feel like I'm going to die of rage.
I called to the black wyvern that Lisa had given me.
When I rushed out of the woods, Birdswell was lying on the ground, sound asleep.
He is fine. He is breathing.
I can't go back to the castle without him.
"We have to go back to the castle."
I managed to slide up on top of Birdswell.
In the distance, the city was still burning in the darkness of the night.
The declaration of war was a success, at least for the moment.
I am sure the people who falsely accused me are very upset.
Birdswell takes off.
In the courtroom, Lisa gave me a deep bow.
"The declaration of war was brilliant. The humans must be trembling with fear."
"That doesn't matter. Is there any way to become stronger? At this rate, I won't be able to beat Toru."
"Then I will prepare more demonic weapons."
One of the generals, Deneb, brings a set of jet black armor into the room.
I was horrified when I saw it.
It felt even more diabolical than the sword.
Just by being present, the air felt heavier.
I wonder if I can say it's like an evil spirit.
It is as if a demon filled with a lot of bitterness and hatred has been transformed into a suit of armor.
"In the past, only three people could wear this. It's a cursed armor. It was too powerful so it was sealed, but you can definitely get it if you are recognized by the sword."
"How much stronger will I get if I use it?"
"The log says you can level by about 50%. However, it seems that every time you release your power, you will experience severe pain."
Lisa kept a smile on her face, as if she was waiting for my answer.
You want me to wear that? You've got to be kidding.
However, 50%... When combined with the demonic sword, it will increase 90%.
Since then, I have been able to raise my level to 100 by killing many demons.
If I include that armor, I will be able to bring my level to 190.
Assuming Toru's level is around 200, this number is quite large.
It is too much power to ignore.
"I've made up my mind. I'll wear it."
"Good answer. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll just have to endure a little pain to have one of these."
"Where are you going to take me?"
"You're going to go crazy here."
Lisa took me to her room and tied me to her bed.
"It's time to get started."
A tentacle was coming out of the opening of the gauntlet Lisa was holding.
There's something buzzing in there.
The gauntlet latched on to my arm.
What the hell is this?
It is viscous, soft and tangled.
"Wow, he seems to like you a lot. It's possible that you may become a good match. I don't remember if it increases your power by only 50%, maybe it's 60% or even 70%. Fufu."
A sharp pain shoots through my arm.
It is as intense as having my arm cut off repeatedly.
"Now, let's move on to your feet!"
"Do your best, Sain. After all, you're the hero."
The same sensation and pain I felt in my arm, I was now feeling in my leg.
I give up, I can't take this.
The pain is unbearable.
"Ara ara, did you just soil yourself? You really are a fucking hero. Fufu."
"Mao-Sama, I've brought you the next piece."
"Let's do our best to continue."
Lisa seemed to be telling me something, but I couldn't understand her clearly.
I want it to be over soon.
That's all I can think about.
"Well, that's it. The fourth one is born."
I looked at my right hand dazedly.
It had a jet black gauntlet on.
I had gotten my armor.
Fortunately, this armor didn't have a helmet, so I didn't have to take that nasty thing on my face.
I slowly get out of bed and try to move my arms and legs.
I feel like this armor is a part of my own body.
And I also feel incredibly light.
"Okay, Sain. Activate the armor."
"You have to get used to the pain while you can."
I unleash the power of armor.
It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would.
The power of the magic sword is also released, and my level is now... 270.
This is a 70% increase.
It's great. This is exactly the kind of power I was hoping for.
A minute passed and the pain increased.
Every minute the pain intensified, and after about five minutes it became unbearable without gritting my teeth.
I stopped the power of the armor.
I then surrendered to the pain and put my hands on the ground.
The limit is five minutes.
I won't be able to take a fight after 5 minutes.
But it's alright so long as I can kill Toru within that time span. That's good enough for me.
"Good job, Sain. After you rest, I want you to do something for me."
"Is it something of benefit to me?"
"Of course. After all, It has something to do with Toru. That's all I'm saying."
When I hear that name, my anger is released.
I'm going to kill him.
That's why I did all this.
I manage to get up on shaky legs.
Lisa smiled and clapped her hands.
"Wow, how did you get up from that position, I thought all you could do was crawl!"
"Are you making fun of me?"
"It's a joke."
I managed to sit up on the bed.
I asked Lisa to explain what she wanted me to do.
"Toru and his friends are probably on their way here. So I want Sain to go to Balseille and kill the king."
"Because it has the least defense, and they also don't have many soldiers. It will be the perfect opportunity."
I couldn't help but smile.
Speaking of which.
Did the King of Balseille no longer have a Wyvern with him?
I think they got rid of it as they didn't have enough money to keep taking care of it.
Wyverns and the tools that go with them are expensive to maintain.
Moreover, that foolish king is secretly using money that should be invested in the country to buy slaves.
Besides, even if there were wyvern troops, I was born and raised there, I know the weak points of that place.
That king looked down on me and made a fool of me.
I so want to see him beg and cry.
The royal capital of Balseille was in flames.
Birdswell and I landed in the palace, where smoke was rising.
"It's been a long time, your Majesty."
I dismounted my wyvern and entered the courtroom.
The king of Balseille was on his throne with an expression of fear on his face.
Next to him was the Elven slave whom he showed me the last time I was here.
"You- You're, Sain?"
"I'm glad you remember me."
"How dare you show your face here! Because of you, I've been put in a difficult situation! Now crawl on the ground and beg for forgiveness!"
"Huh? You're the one who's going to crawl on the floor begging for forgiveness!"
I grabbed her head and slammed it on the ground.
Hahaha, that was dangerous.
I almost killed him by mistake.
"Get out of my way."
I hit the knights who came running towards me.
Now then, it's time to have some fun.
"Look at this, King. Now I'm going to show you something good."
"No! She's mine!"
I grabbed the elf and kissed her.
This is what I love. Stealing other people's things.
I am very excited.
But this is not enough.
I'm going to show you something much more fun.