The hero's rise? : Reborn as a Demon, I'll show you what a true Demon Lord is.
The Kingdom of Vhanrea, being known for serving generations of
True Heroes is where l Arizhel Reize keeping everything
peaceful and balanced.
well that is my duty as the current "Title Holder" of the True Hero
I grew up being raised only by my father although we're not blood related along with my little sister.
My father serves the king directly and i think it's really cool.
I spent everyday training sword, magic and my Skills for i was called the Chosen one of the whole kingdom, i decided to live with that title proud.
At the age of 8, i got in the highest ranks of paladins really quick. people there mocked me a lot for being a kid though
"you're just a kid, how come you're higher than us?"
"go back to your home and suck om your momma's tits"
Are what i repeatedly hear everyday until i met my first friend.
"That's enough—!" someone shouted from afar.
"if you're jealous that he's higher than you, spit it out
Don't approach him like that you bunch of good for nothing"
A young man close to my age, perhaps older by years approached from distance.
Golden blonde hair reflecting the sunlight giving it a shiny look with Turquoise crystal looking eyes wearing an armor equipped with sword and a young girl behind him who has exact details on hair and eyes, probably his younger sister i thought.
The people who were enthusiastically bullying me fell in silence.
"we sincerely apologize for our behavior, if you excuse us"
They quickly uttered and left immediately.
The young man who just drove them away approached me.
"are you good? Why don't you fight back against them? For someone as strong as you."
He curiously asked.
I looked directly at his eyes and gave an answer.
"my father thought me not to hurt anybody who's not an enemy"
He tilted his head.
"but they're bullying you though?"
Said the person.
"words like those don't affect me at all, I'm completely fine."
"i see, if you say so.
Anyway, My name is Jez, and this one behind me is Mihka"
The girl behind him stepped forward.
"I'm Mihka" she said.
"nice to meet you, what's your name?"
I fixed my stance and gave them my name.
"My name is Arizhel Reize"
As we both recognized each other, we performed a handshake.
Since that day we spent time together everyday on missions and in our free time.
That kept going for years until i was officially announced as the "Hero"
And formed our team of three.
Now in the present.
with my comrades, we wander around deep through a dungeon
that's been manifesting Magical Beasts lately.
a type of Beasts that originated and formed from pure and dense
Mana Regions and mostly classified mid class tier of threats.
in this world there are tiers of beings depending on their sheer
power and destruction potency.
Below human to Village Threats are considered low class
beings that threatens the whole town/city
Beings thaf may threaten a whole country or two such as Dragons
A threat of a special case unlike other classes, it doesn't depend on it's destruction capacity alone and more on how much capable it can do,
possible examples are Title Holders, Armament Wielders and
Superior Races such as Vampires.
And finally the last one.
A Demon Lord Class with being able to threaten the whole world or
even the reality itself.
I'd rather mot mess with one to be honest even as the hero.
and of course we don't fight completely powerless, as Magic has been mentioned.
we wield a lot of various skills and spells.
Although performing almost the same thing.
Skills and Magic are different things.
Skills are Natural Abilities born from a person where they can naturally use it without consuming mana nor learning how to perform it unlike magic that needs to be studied, uses Magical Power and requires to be mastered.
Unlike skills, Magic can be created and be thought to other people.
And i'm also gonna mention the Titles given by the Universe to an individual.
A "Title Holder" are rare that most of them aren't humans.
An example of them is i, i hold the title of "True Hero" having the duty to protect my people.
While on the other side of the world of Demon Continent.
There the ruler are famously known as their title "Demon Lord"
Although we don't know that much about them, im destined to fight them someday.
Right now our current responsibility is to exterminate what i mentioned Mana Region and completely nullify the surrounding before things get worse.
At the final floor of the dungeon, we finally found the source.
we left it to our Mage Priestess Mihka, the blonde girl with turquoise sparkling eyes with this guy standing beside me who's
her older brother, a fellow Hero, not precisely as me although he's ahead paladin. his name is Jez
"one...two....three and... we're finished"
phrased by Mihka who just finished her part. she picked up her staff
and calmly approached the two of us waiting at the entrance.
"you're done? you did a great job today again" phrased Jez as he raised his arm and softly patted her head. "should we go back and report now?" i offered with a relieved tone in my voice. "I'm sure Father and The King would be really pleased about this news" switching their attention to me, Jez Responds. "For sure, it's been a 5 year problem after all, and it's now resolved all thanks to you, way to go Hero" i averted my eyes and put a smile in my face "it's all thanks the two of you, i doubt I'd be able to do this without your help" i responded. immediately the vibe changed from seeming cheery to a silent moment. "thanks to us huh?" Jez phrased. picking up his stuffs, Jez let of a smug on his face as gets ready to take off. The way he phrased it left an unexplainable feeling in my chest. "what's wrong?" i asked. "Oh there's nothing wrong" i just remembered something. I'm really curious but i have a feeling that i shouldn't ask furthermore. "I see" i responded and an i ended the conversation. We walked for hours and finally got out and returned to the capital, there at the entrance. the crowd has already gathered giving cheerings and thanks to our accomplishment. i felt happy about it. I want to go with the two and report but Mihka insisted that i should take a rest first for the celebration later. i entered my room and lied on my bed letting out a sigh out of tiredness. "today is sure tiring, but at the same time wonderful" diving into my thoughts as i get sleepy. "the two of them are sure great people, i respect them
and trust with my whole life, i wish we could go to more adventures" i closed my feeling heavy eyes and fell asleep.
After a few hours, someone came in to get me. "Hey wake up!" who
turned out to be my younger sister Yheula. "oh, it's you Yheu" i spoke on a lazy manner. "Don't Oh it's you me, did you forget about a celebration for your own honor? what a dumb brother" Shouted Yheula. "I know, I'll get ready now also lower down your voice" i got up and prepared immediately and it seems like it already started when i got outside of my room. lots of people around dressed really fancy with the King as well being present. Things happened really fast, i had lots of fun with the time being,this might be the best day ever in my life and I wish it lasts for eternity. and the party ends leaving only a few people behind including the King, it seems like he still have some few business here. i excused myself and entered my room, lied in my bed. seems like someone followed me. "How's the great Hero doing Tonight?" turns out to be Mihka. "Great, it was fun" i replied" Mihka sat down and slowly approached me with a luscious manner. "How about we two have fun as well?" She whispered to my ears. she slowly undressed herself as well as she undressed my top.
I'm too tired to question what's happening and let the moment flow.
"Show me what a hero can do" she whispered again to my ears. she lied on my bed as i got on the top of her as i held her arms. i noticed some bruises on her wrist, it looks new but i didn't let it bother me, she probably got it from earlier. slowly getting closer to her face,
As i hold both her hands something really unexpected happened. with all her might, Mihka
Screamed as Loud as she can "HELP!!!! BIG BROTHER!!!" within only a few moment the door got busted open with more than 10 paladins pointing their weapons at me. "P-please help me!" the tone in her voice changed, as if she's facing something really frightening. "N-no! this is not what it looks like!" i tried explaining myself although the situation says everything. "Silence!" said one of the paladins. and the situation didn't get that long, Someone stepped which is Jez. "I didn't expect your real nature to be this Hero, I'm really dissapointed, let go of my sister criminal" is the response i got wiith a disgusted look in Jez's face. "H-huh? what are you saying? you on all of people should know that i won't do such a thing!" I've started to panic, what's this situation?.
"Silence Garbage ever since before i knew you've been trying to get on my little sister with every story she tells me on how disturbed she feels about it" Phrased Jez as he slapped me with his sword after. "Supress him, i must report this to the the King", bring him to the place" in confusion, i couldn't speak furthermore, i just stayed quiet wondering what went wrong" i couldn't do a thing, not even fight back or that would just make my situation even worse. everything happened so fast. the next day i was brought to be judged, all of the higher ups are present, with the king at the middle with his side who is my foster father. "Today we brought you our Suspect, The Holder of True Hero, Arizhel Reize with the attempt of rape and murder." the crowd sounded really shocked.
What? Wait! Rape and Murder? what do you mean?" i asked them "a criminal has no rights to question their doings, and it's even worse as you're the Hero" the door behind has opened, i averted my eyes from them and looked down. Today we also brought our Victim. Mihka. i immediately looked up when i heard that name. i tried speaking. "Hey Mihka!" although i got no response aside from her seemingly getting creeped out and scared.
"The Victim doesn't want to talk to you" the case has gone for some time with a lots of statements saying that i attempted to Murder Jez and the Paladins after getting caught with my rape attempt. They've brought in those paladins as well as Jez and they all have injuries i never saw last night. they all explained how i fought but at the end they suppressed me. Everything was so messed up, i can't understand a thing. what? why? how? questions has been flooding my mind and finally i blew up as well.
"PROOF! GIVE ME GODDAMN PROOF TO PROVE ALL OF THESE CRAP!!!"
there should be no concrete evidence. so i thought. An order in mage stepped forward showed a footage of me. actions i never committed, words i never said, moments that never happened.
"What in the?
I've been charged as guilty.
apparently the case has been broadcast throughout the country"Reize, i didn't raised you to be like this, truly a dissapointment". those words pierced me through my chest, knowing the fact that that even my father won't believe me, then who will? i also tried talking to the King, who once said he'd trust me as im the country's sword and shield. but i got nothing.
I tried being silent as i know i have 3 weeks for this case and a chance to clean my name. However.
I've been charged with execution immediately.
"the hell? But i should have 3 more—!"
At a moment,i felt every people's stare like im some garbage on the road, i immediately fell silent. the case ended. i tried talking once more to my so considered friends.
"what's this? hey Mihka, Jez? Aren't we friends by soul?"
Mihka suddenly from a gentle and freaked out manner to a really confident person answered.
"don't get the wrong idea, I've never once thought of you as a friend"
Reminiscing my past. I've realized it all, the two of them. no. all of them set me up to this. i was enraged upon my realization.
"you've finally realized? said Jez with a smug.
i clenched my fists really hard to the point that i wound myself.
The king who was left with us called the two.
The two of them adressed him as "Father"
"father? You mean the two of them? Child of king? Then that's.. "
A thing i never knew about until now.
"WHAT THE HELL IS ALL OF THIS?! VHANREA JEZHAIME! VHANREA
"Don't address us formally with our full name scum" said both of them while looking down at me
with all of my rage, i cursed them inside me countless times, silently
gazing to nowhere doing nothing but curse them. How could all of this happened? Was i been set up since way back before i got adopted? What for? What could they gain from it? I repeated the same question over and over. and only a few days later. i was called out and then brought to the center of capital. there, the execution was prepared. The time has come. The citizens are in chaos. but one thing in common. they all now despise me, this country i loved and protected. and this is all i get in return? don't fuck with me. I'd fight back if i can however im chained with an anti-magic cuffs. They also purposely dehydrated and starved me so i wouldn't be able to perform my skills properly.
50 High Class Mages has circled on me, apparently the method their going to use is to exterminate not only my life but my soul as well.
there the king and my so called father are watching along with the two who set me up to this. the incantation has started slowly forming the circle. now I'll only wait for my death. and after some time it's finally prepared. "Any last words?" Stated the King. It seems like they still want to humiliate me, well them. "My last words? hmph, Go to hell" and the spell has activated burning my everything. everything, my honor, my properties, trust and even my own life now. i lost them all.
For a reason i don't know about.