Chapter 32. The Whole Story (2)
Velokin’s skill was just the starting point. For that reason, Krasue passed off Velokin’s death as a heroic sacrifice.
He didn’t take any credit.
Krasue put out the flames once he verified that he possessed ‘Ignite’.
This erosion of the world had turned out better than he had expected. He obtained a skill, and proved that he could use ‘Extreme Blood Poisoning’.
He also found a temporary solution for the craziness caused by this secret art.
But what surprised Krasue the most was that ‘Ignite’ could even make the power of the erosion of the world burn.
The moment Krasue used ‘Ignite’ again, this time what erupted above his hand were coal-black flames.
The power of the erosion of the world that had settled within his body due to ‘extreme blood poisoning’ had been made to burn with ‘Ignite’.
The darkness flames looked much more dangerous than the usual flames made from aura. These flames burned with such intensity that their destructive force was evident.
He had acquired a secret weapon by chance.
It could be said that it was all thanks to Velokin.
However, there was still an important issue to be resolved. The real reason that Krasue couldn’t leave the head manor.
‘The anomalies that caused the level of erosion of the world to rise.’
Due to this incident, even specialized personnel would come to investigate what happened in this erosion of the world.
That was how serious it had been.
‘Even so, the reason will not be discovered.’
Krasue, who knew exactly what it was, pondered on it.
The reason for these anomalies was actually quite simple.
Its servants had started to move— Erosionists of the World.
They were born from the erosion of the world, so they are also erosion creatures. However, they have an appearance that is almost human-like.
In their bodies resided the power of the erosion of the world, which made them fearfully superior to any boss.
Among them, there was one called ‘Immortal’.
It treated most of the erosionists of the world as if they were its own hands.
‘It seems that from now on is when the ‘immortal’ begins to intervene in the erosion of the world.’
It could easily have any of its servants deliberately raise the level of a nearby ‘erosion of the world’.
‘No one must know of its existence yet, since it was Arthur who made it known.’
Arthur had definitely informed about the immortal from the memories of his regression.
The immortal had caused a lot of trouble from the shadows. For that reason, Arthur made known about the immortal in order to kill him.
Ironically, Krasue had started to tap into its very power.
Krasue couldn’t turn a blind eye either.
Krasue quickly put out the darkness flames the instant there was a knock at the door.
At Krasue’s permission, a woman opened the door and entered.
Krasue tilted his head at the sight of her.
The woman’s appearance was different from that of a maid.
She wore a blue cloak over her tight clothing, and a veil with the Valheim emblem covered her face. She was none other than Valkyrie, a member of the knights under the direct command of Mistress Valheim.
The appearance of Valkyrie, someone of advanced expert level with some authority, puzzled Krasue.
“What can I do for you?”
“Mistress Aria Valheim wants to see you.”
Aria Valheim was the mother of Charlotte and Krasue. A woman who had married the Head of the Valheim Family after his former wife died.
Thanks to the fact that she gave birth to a star named Charlotte, she had practically become the most influential woman in Valheim.
Hearing that she wanted to see him, Krasue felt nauseated.
‘I thought Sephira, the investigation team that specializes in the erosion of the world, would be the first to send for me. I didn’t expect my mother to.’
Krasue already had an idea why Arian had sent for him.
As her child, he knew her personality well.
“Alright. Lead me there.”
“Yes, Lord Krasue.”
Valkyrie politely led Krasue.
As he walked behind her, he saw many traces of Valheim everywhere. He no longer had any doubts that he was in the head manor of Valheim.
That fact made Krasue suddenly intimidated.
There was no one who was more connected to this place than Krasue.
“Mistress Aria, Lord Krasue is here.”
After a while, Valkyrie stopped in front of a room and knocked on the door.
He realized that it was a room for receiving guests. A moment later, footsteps echoed from within instead of a voice to let him in.
Once the door was opened, a smell of cosmetics came out.
At the same time, a woman with heavy makeup appeared, whose natural beauty was also impressive. It seemed as if a faint blue glow surrounded her.
Despite the fact that her youth had already passed, she retained her charm and grace. Her eyes widened as soon as she saw Krasue.
She rushed towards him and hugged him.
“My son, you don’t know how worried I was when I heard about what happened to the erosion of the world.”
Krasue clicked his tongue inwardly, as if he had expected this. His mother, Aria Valheim, was a drama queen.
“Mother, why don’t we go in first?”
“Oh, yes, excuse your mother for the embarrassing behavior. Come in.”
Aria happily let Krasue in.
She acted as if it was her own room, not for receiving guests.
Just with this, Krasue was already disgusted.
If he was the child from the past, he would have sobbed seeing his mother again after being expelled to the Green Pine Lodge.
Unfortunately for her, the current Krasue had already been through a lot.
Krasue knew well what kind of woman he had before him.
Once the door was closed, Aria sat down and hummed as she poured herself a cup of tea.
Krasue stared at her and asked without even sitting down.
“Mother, what did you want to see me for?”
“Huh? It’s not enough to want to see the face of my son who fortunately survived.”
At those words, Krasue couldn’t help but snort.
If a child comes back alive from a near-death situation, the mother is the first to be at her child’s side. However, at no time did she approach him.
Even now that she sent for him, she showed no real concern for him.