The Book Eating Magician - chapter-102
–Yes, it is the name of a chatterbox recorded in the myths. She
realized that there was a realm of space in Yggdrasil that could only be
accessed by high elves.
Ellenoa had sent the seed of the world tree to Mitra, but she hadn’t
realized this would happen. At best, she had thought it would expand
Mitra’s abilities by a level. The high elf, who had been silent since
then, opened their mouth to speak, –Dmitra… By planting the world
tree in the godhead of the earth goddess… Maybe she is higher than
–I-Is that so?
–I don’t know exactly… Just a guess… Perhaps I am half right…
If that was the case, then Ellenoa had unintentionally created a large
incident. However, the high elf who pointed it out didn’t sound angry
at all. The voice which pointed it out was so soft that Theo’s eyelids
felt heavier just by listening.
–A human has been granted the right to Ratatoskr. Fortunately, there
isn’t much use in hearing the voice of the forest… At most, he can
borrow a little mana…?
–Um, that wouldn’t be a big problem.
–Yes, it is okay if it is at that level.
The silent voices agreed with the opinion. The power of telepathy and
being able to borrow the mana of the forest was good for the saviour of a
high elf. Either way, ordinary magicians already had flashy powers. Above
all, it had been the decision of the high elves to bring out the seed of
the world tree, so they couldn’t just blame it on Ellenoa.
In any case, Theodore Miller was exceptional in many ways.
As soon as the story was settled, the cheerful elf spoke in a loud voice,
–Then let’s change the subject. Has the Meltor delegation entered the
forest? They arrived sooner than expected, so it is a bit late to greet
them, but who wants to go? Me? Or me?
–I’m not going. But you can’t either.
-…I’m going to sleep.
–I would like to see them, but I think there is a more eligible person
The four high elves expressed different opinions, but there was one right
The quiet high elf, Ellenoa, slowly raised her hand… Although, that
wasn’t visible to Theodore who could only hear their voices. In the
end, there was an unanimous agreement that she would meet them.
As soon as they came to that conclusion, the high elves vacated Ratatoskr
one by one.
–You said you were called Theodore? I’ll see you later! The cheerful
voice felt distant like an echo in a mountain, while the beast-like voice
—I’ll prepare a welcome. I’m looking forward to it. The gentle
voice disappeared with a respectful greeting.
–…Good night, the high elf with the sleepy voice said briefly before
They were truly unique personalities. Theo was able to distinguish who
they were just by listening to their voices. Theodore said goodbye to
them with a smile. In the end, Theodore and Ellenoa were the only ones
She greeted him once again in an excited voice, –Long time no see,
Theodore! I’m glad to see you again.
‘Ellenoa, thank you for this invitation. I didn’t know you would call
me as a state guest.’
–I didn’t know this was going to happen. I’m in this position, but
I didn’t do that much.
It wasn’t exactly as she stated. Edwin was of the master class and one
of the elves’ greatest warriors, and he treated the high elves with
great respect. It was why he couldn’t neglect the benefactor who had
However, Ellenoa thought it was burdensome since she was born in a small
forest and not Elvenheim.
–Isn’t it annoying continuing the conversation through Ratatoskr?
Then she spoke words that Theodore couldn’t understand. –So, I will
go to you.
–Huhu, you’ll soon know. Ellenoa laughed lightly before closing the
connection with Ratatoskr. She didn’t tell him how she was going to
come from Elvenheim, which was still far away from here.
Theo opened his eyes only to see someone’s face right in front of him.
“Ah, Sir Edwin?!”
Edwin’s approach was faster than the terrified Theodore could retreat.
“Did you talk to them? Is it through Ratatoskr, the place only
available to the parent dancers?”
“Ohh! You really aren’t a normal human!”
Theo was certainly different. He was the owner of a grimoire, the
contractor of an ancient elemental, and a person who had inherited a war
hero’s craft… Even if he only had one title, the word ‘ordinary’
definitely didn’t fit him.
Based on Edwin’s reaction, an ordinary elf wasn’t able to enter
Ratatoskr regardless of their abilities; only the high elves had access.
‘Ah, this might be dangerous.’
As the other magicians watched him with excited eyes from behind Edwin,
sweat flowed down Theo’s back. Their curiosity was stimulated after
hearing ‘Ratatoskr,’ a word they had never heard of before. It was a
crisis where he would be squeezed into answering questions for the rest
of the time.
At that moment, the mana in the atmosphere started to tremble in a
Tree roots blew flutes from under the ground, and the grass started to
play a melody. The wind which passed by felt like it was stroking his
skin. It was different from a violent aura or magnificent magic power.
Theo and Edwin were the only ones familiar with the strange mana wave.
It was the life force (vitality) which was also called Prana.
A green light rose from the ground. Then a lump of dirt, roots, and
leaves formed a shape which looked like a human being. It was a
phenomenon which even the magicians couldn’t help marveling at.
Surrounded by the splendour of prana, she showed up. [Hello everyone.]
The form of Ellenoa, with her natural beauty perfectly reproduced, was
standing right there. While everyone was speechless, Edwin bowed politely.
“Edwin, son of the Beech Clan, third branch of the parent tree, greets
the sixth dancer.”
[There is no need to bow, Edwin. This body is just a clone created with
“Even so, this body must do its duty as a branch member. You may not
actually be here but your will is.”
Ellenoa sighed and looked at Theo. Theodore grasped the meaning of her
look, and as he walked forward, he said, “I didn’t know you would
come this way. I’m really surprised.”
It wasn’t just flattery. He truly was surprised. She had created a body
from dozens, perhaps hundreds, of kilometers away. There was no way to
reproduce that phenomenon using the magical knowledge Theo had. It seemed
like ‘Ratatoskr’ didn’t just have the power to allow for
Ellenoa smiled brightly and waved her arms. [I only came to know recently
that this was possible. I will guide you from here. I originally expected
you to take a fortnight, so you got here really quickly.]
The White Tower Master took one step forward and said politely,“First
of all, thank you for your consideration, high elf Ellenoa. …If
possible, can I ask you one thing?”
[Yes, of course.]
“I am grateful that you came here, but you don’t have to worry. Is it
not enough if we only have Edwin as a guide?”
His words weren’t wrong. Edwin was a competent assistant, and it
wouldn’t be difficult for them to reach Elvenheim, even without
Ellenoa’s help. Additionally, there was Theo’s role as the second
guide. So, Orta didn’t want to borrow the high elf’s hand for no
However, Ellenoa smiled like she had been waiting for those words. [This
was part of the original plan, so there is no need to be concerned. I
don’t intend to disparage Edwin’s skill, but there is no guide better
than a high elf in this forest.]
After saying those words, she abruptly turned and pointed in the
direction where the party should move. The dirt and branches moved away
at the motion of her finger. It was a simple act, but it was a miracle no
one could deny.
“T-That is ridiculous…”
A path was formed where there hadn’t been one previously. This was due
to the vegetation dividing by itself. The overhanging tree roots sank
down into the earth, while the leaves and branches moved out of the way.
The hills flattened like they were welcoming the party.
There was now a straight path in the Great Forest filled with dense
bushes and trees!
“It is really amazing.” Even the White Tower Master couldn’t close
his mouth which was exposed beneath the mask. Without destroying nature,
Ellenoa controlled hundreds of thousands of plants to create a path? Even
an 8th Circle magician like Blundell wouldn’t be able to display such a
Orta raised his evaluation of Elvenheim by three levels. At least in the
Great Forest, Elvenheim was a powerful country which couldn’t be
touched by Meltor or Andras.
[A remnant of power remains, so creatures can’t access it easily. If we
go this way, we will be able to reach Elvenheim sooner.]
The White Tower Master looked at Ellenoa’s path with tranquil eyes and
opened his mouth to say, “…The natural power that the world tree
produces… to think it can be applied this way.”
The presence of the world tree was intense enough to kill any creature.
Therefore, wherever its roots stretched, it was hard for them to live.
The places where its breath reached, the creatures were reluctant to
approach. This road, created with Yggdrasil’s neural network called
Ratatoskr, was able to drive away the creatures.
However, the monster called Veronica could burn this. The White Tower
Master shook away the worrisome memory and spoke to Ellenoa, “Do we
just go straight along this path?”
[Yes, it will take around three days.]
“Hmm, then it will be half a day. Then Ellenoa, this form doesn’t
have the same magical resistance as your actual body?
[That’s right, but… half a day?]
Ellenoa was confused, but Orta pulled out a familiar box.
It was a magic which couldn’t be used in the forest due to various
factors, but it was a different story if the path was laid out like this.
The delegation placed the silver rings on their fingers. Finally,
Ellenoa’s clone put on the ring, and the White Tower Master walked to
the head of the party.
The green light created a shortcut in front of them.