Chapter 8:

Chapter 8: An Unprecedented Mistake

The Immortal Witch's Death Wish

Villes Valkyrie stood completely dumbfounded. Using the ability [Scry] He had been watching the entire encounter. Scry had allowed those to view a set area of those they make a pact with. Unlike [Greater Scry], Scry required that the target creature carry something provided by the audience. In this case, it was the parchment sent to Nuon.Bookmark here

He stood within the council room, the whites of his eyes baring themselves for all to see. The events over the last 5 minutes had caused much confusion among the rest of the council. Since Villes was the only person who had a hold of the contract, he was the only one seeing the events unfold.Bookmark here

Everyone could hear him mumbling, then occasionally shout with exasperation.Bookmark here

“What!?”Bookmark here

“N-no, it can’t be!!! This is impossible!! -- T-thats it, Illusion magic.”Bookmark here

The look on his face was completely shocked for a second, before his conclusion had placated him.Bookmark here

“What is it? What’s going on, Valkyrie?”Bookmark here

They were met with no response. Valkyrie was simply stunned and kept quiet as he observed the far off battlefield.Bookmark here

The series of events that occurred required great concentration. Valkyrie had never seen Nuon fully in action before, but the way he moved was completely shocking. He hadn’t known Nuon to be this powerful.Bookmark here

Solely based on accounts, his power was estimated to be platinum to hero. But no, Nuon was more powerful than platinum by far. He should have found himself in the realm of heroes a long time ago.Bookmark here

“There. It’s over with. That creature was certainly powerful, but she could not win against a being like Nuon.”Bookmark here

“Seriously? Is it over already?” One of the officials spoke.Bookmark here

Valkyrie nodded. There was not much to see here. “It is as you say, she may have been a demon, but truly she had bad luck to have entered the city with a hero rank adventurer having been here. I’ll have to file a motion and have him promoted to hero right aw-”Bookmark here

“---No… It’s not possible. How Could you survive that?!”Bookmark here

Valkyrie clenched his fists and bit his lip hard enough to draw blood as he observed what was occuring. He had gone pale and broke down in cold sweats.Bookmark here

“W...what? What is this…”Bookmark here

The witch had survived and displayed a powerful aura, dwarfing that of Nuon. It wasn’t greater than the initial energy they had sensed, but it was still unattainable.Bookmark here

“What is this…. What is this WHAT IS THIS!?!”Bookmark here

Everyone around him looked panicked from the urgency in his tone. They all stood up and motioned to calm him down.Bookmark here

“I…- I don’t understand. Wh- how...what in the world.”Bookmark here

And just like that, in a flash, the hero known as Nuon Grisly, the Morning Star, had ceased to exist.Bookmark here

He couldn’t wrap his mind around what he had seen. The man Valkyrie fell to his knees, with his arms down to his sides. There was something he couldn’t explain, or even understand that had just occurred.Bookmark here

A being like her could not possibly exist. A being like her SHOULD not possibly exist. It was almost as if she had appeared from a fairytale. Had Merlin be capable of putting down a monster like that.Bookmark here

There was only two others he thought could stand a chance. But they are neither here nor there.Bookmark here

“S-send an SOS Signal.” Valkyrie finally said.Bookmark here

The heaviness of the situation weighed heavily on everyone’s consciousness. “Hurry. Send them this message. A greater threat than demons has appeared.”Bookmark here

“Y…-y-es. Right away sir.” One of the officials fled from the room.Bookmark here

“Valkyrie, I think you owe us an explanation. What exactly did you see over there? What happened?”Bookmark here

“Nuon has perished.”Bookmark here

The official sat back in his chair as two others helped Valkyrie up. This didn’t make any sense. Yes, Nuon had died but that should not warrant a reaction like this.Bookmark here

“Even so, is that really enough of a cause to send an SOS message? Nuon was one person. Surely with the numbers of the skilled elites and wisdom we have here, we could have done that ourselves.”Bookmark here

The man was right. To overpower Nuon was not a feat unattainable. Though, upon seeing Nuon in action himself, he was certain they would have failed in subduing him.Bookmark here

The fact that the enigma was able to defeat nuon wasn’t what prompted such a strong reaction to the situation. It was how she had done it.Bookmark here

Not only did she continue to defy death, but she broadcasted an array of skill proficiency. If they were to send a task force to subdue her, she could simply continue to revive until they expend all their energy.Bookmark here

Most frightening was the last actions she took. Upon allowing her death various times, she then showcasted proficiency-- even more proficiency than Nuon had in his own specialty. He could not wrap his mind upon the technique she utilized Manipulation Magic [Blessings of the One Being]”.Bookmark here

Right after having said those words, he lost complete visualization of the situation. He didn’t even know what had occurred. He only knew that due to his link severance, a full minute after.Bookmark here

He found himself looking at the girl who was splattered with blood. “You can hear me can’t you?” She spoke, looking up at the scryer.Bookmark here

“If you’re still watching, I want you to know, I’m never too lenient on those who waste my time. What were the words again….- Should you act uncharacteristic in any way, I will not treat you with room for error.”Bookmark here

She had mocked the same exact words spoken to him. After that, the connection failed.Bookmark here

“Do you think it is possible to intercept her from entering the city?”Bookmark here

One of the officials asked. “No. It’s not possible. I’m not sure what she intends to do quite yet.”Bookmark here

“Declare an emergency order. Gather everyone to this base, even the guild members. We’ll need to set up a plan to neutralize that monster.Bookmark here

“Affirmative.“Bookmark here

The tower was abuzz with constant activity, everyone clamoring and running up and down. Sirens activated within the city issuing an emergency summon call within ten minutes, every being who held was skilled were gathering to that tower.Bookmark here

They were going to rid the world of the threat today and now. This current world could not handle another threat such as this.Bookmark here

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