The Book Eating Magician - chapter-112
There was no need to rush while returning. Theo had recovered some
stamina, but he was still weak. Therefore, he didn’t have the strength
to run or climb over trees.
However, unlike his tired body, everyone else was shining brightly. It
was a life or death battle where a legend of the elves had been revived,
but they had survived. Everybody understood that wanting more than this
They tried to ignore the fatigue accumulated in their bodies and talked
more than they usually did. In the end, it was natural that Theodore
would become the center of topic, as the one who had ended Laevateinn.
“By the way, I was really surprised! Superior Theodore!” Someone said
while patting him on the shoulder.
“I didn’t know there was a way to survive that terrible heat! I
don’t know about Veronica, but we couldn’t even take a few steps.”
The middle aged magician had a white beard and wore robes symbolizing the
Blue Tower, but he didn’t hesitate to treat Theodore in this friendly
manner. Perhaps he felt a bond after fighting together.
The magician called Philip, who had aimed the iceberg at Laevateinn,
praised Theo’s courage and whispered while squinting at his right arm,
“The thing on your arm, that is the ability of the national treasure,
Phillip’s voice indicated he was already half convinced, so Theo sighed
with relief. Apart from the elemental ruler, no one had perceived
He naturally restored his facial expression and gave Philip the answer he
wanted, “Yes, that’s right. I’m glad it helped.”
“Indeed! The moment that the emerald light was seen, I recalled His
Majesty. Thanks to this, it saved all of our lives. Isn’t this
“It is as Philip says. I wouldn’t even be able to approach it without
It was half right, half wrong. Theo didn’t lie, but he didn’t
disclose everything either. This was the excuse that Theodore, who was
only a 5th Circle magician, used. After all, it was the national treasure
Umbra, of which even the White Tower Master didn’t understand the
reality of its powers. Theo had insisted that he could defeat Laevateinn
with the power of the national treasure and asserted that only he could
destroy its body.
The power of the high elves saw that Theo was telling the truth.
Truly, Theo hadn’t said that he could destroy it with Umbra. He just
said, ‘Umbra can be used to destroy Laevateinn’s body.’
If they sat down and examined the context calmly, some people might be
able to detect something suspicious. However, they were facing a crisis,
and it was a confusing situation for everyone.
‘Well, it isn’t a lie either.’
If Theo didn’t have Umbra’s Fluidization ability, he would’ve died
before he could even approach it. In his words, Umbra had been essential
in destroying Laevateinn’s body. As a result, he didn’t tell a single
lie despite not mentioning Gluttony.
While laughing inwardly, Theo gave the same answer to Heinz, the fourth
magician who whispered to him. In this way, everybody was caught in the
“Oh! Who came to meet us?” Alisa asked as she pointed into the
The humans weren’t the only ones who couldn’t see anything. The
guardian, Edwin, was the same. As the weary Alucard noticed the situation
belatedly, a white robe flashed before the party. It was the surprise
appearance of the masked White Tower Master, Orta.
However, Orta’s sudden appearance wasn’t the reason why Theo’s
group was shocked.
Duk. Dududuk. Duduk.
There was blood was dripping down. A few drops of blood occasionally fell
on Orta’s white robes, but he didn’t let go of the thing in his hands.
It was someone’s left arm. Clearly, the arm had been attached to
someone’s shoulder just a while ago. Blood flowed without interruption
from the area where the cut had occurred. It was so out of the blue that
the party couldn’t help feeling shocked.
However, Orta opened his mouth and spoke as calmly as always,
“Eh? Ah, yes!”
Philip came forward, and Orta threw him the arm. The arm was still
bleeding heavily, and Philip looked frustrated by the blood on his robes.
However, his expression changed after hearing Orta’s next words.
“It is the arm of an assassin, presumably from the Seven Swords. I
remember that the Blue Tower developed a tracking magic that uses the
blood of the target, is that right?”
“…Yes, it is.”
“Make a device that can track the owner of that arm. Make a lot and
have it be as accurate as possible. He is someone who has a ‘stealth’
type aura ability. Be thorough when working on it.”
“I will follow your words!”
The gazes of the party changed after hearing the mention of the Seven
Swords. Although they looked like they were going to collapse right then,
they were all suddenly ablaze with a fierce fighting spirit.
It wasn’t just the magicians who reacted to Orta’s mention of the
Alisa’s playful look was gone as she asked, “Assassin? Is that
“In my opinion, yes.”
“It seems like you have already guessed.”
Crunch. A loud sound emerged from between her lips.
Unless they were idiots of the century, nobody would send assassins into
the Great Forest just to pursue the Meltor delegation. However, killing
ordinary elves would just buy them Elvenheim’s enmity. As to the
valuable targets that only a sword master level assassin could aim at…
they were the high elves in the Great Forest.
“I was thinking of killing him, but it is difficult to pursue him.
Above all, it is difficult to pursue an opponent in this forest which has
In the end, Alisa sighed and bowed her head. “No, I am grateful. An
assassin who can deceive the parent’s eyes… The children may have
been in danger if it wasn’t for you.”
“I am just acting as a friendly neighbour.”
“Kuk, is that so? Then we should also act as neighbours.” Alisa
seemed to like Orta’s ridiculous words as she shrugged and laughed
She normally thought of humans as boring, but she didn’t hate humans
who talked like this man. The debt wasn’t that burdensome either. In
any case, Elvenheim was now forced onto the same boat as Meltor.
It wasn’t confirmed that the people of the Andras Empire were the ones
behind this, but it was obvious. For them attempt burning the Great
Forest with Laevateinn and assassinating the high elves… the sin was
It was at this moment that…
A group of people moved through the thick bushes and arrived at the
Theodore’s eyes widened when he saw the person in the lead. The
magicians of the Red Tower and elves who used fire elementals had been
missing from the subjugation mission since fire magic didn’t work on
Currently, his mentor Vince was dragging some people who were tied up.
Without missing a beat, Orta asked, “The result?”
“It is like Tower Master said… Come out!” Vince stepped away, and
one of the bound people walked out slowly.
“We have already secured their testimony. They are mercenaries hired by
the black masked man and didn’t know what they were carrying. There is
nothing else, even if they are tortured.”
“Hrmm, it is futile.”
“Do you want me to handle this?” Vince asked cruelly as a red flame
appeared above his palms.
The bound captives started struggling.
“P-Please spare us Mister!”
“We didn’t know anything!”
“H-He, no, that son of the bitch was the one!”
“Please, I will do anything as long as I can live!”
They were evil and confident people in their own backyards, but they
looked terrified at the thought of being killed. Orta nodded before
squinting at the high elves. They might be lowlifes from Meltor, but this
was Elvenheim, so the elves had the right to decide the punishment.
Therefore, he naturally turned to Alisa. “Alisa, how does Elvenheim
“Huh? Well, there is a lifetime of servitude in the mines… or turning
them into a worker responsible for harvesting or hunting?”
“Then do so.”
“Eh.” Her eyes widened for a moment then she giggled as she
understood. “Are you sure you aren’t a hundred year old snake? Well,
okay. I won’t refuse. Guys, take them!”
The group didn’t struggle as elves appeared and took them away. It was
better than being burned to death by a man with an expressionless face.
Soon after Vince joined, the group arrived at the place they’d left a
few hours ago. It was a seemingly ordinary cabin, but inside was a space
door Orta admired.
“I can finally relax…” As someone muttered that to themselves, the
door opened, and someone ran out.
“Theodore!” It was Ellenoa, with hair which resembled grass as well
as a clear, refreshing fragrance. She and the high elves had watched the
fight through Ratatoskr.
“Ah, Ellenoa…” Theo wasn’t given a chance to respond.
Ellenoa leapt forward and stretched out with both hands.
Snap. Theodore’s face was suddenly grabbed.
Theo didn’t know this, but Ellenoa had watched him jump into the fire.
So, she was now looking at his face and body, searching for wounds which
weren’t yet healed.
“You aren’t hurt anywhere? Hot air blew from the front, so can you
see properly? You can move well?”
“I-I’m fine. Alisa treated me once and—”
“Alisa can’t finish such a big task!”
Alisa was upset by Ellenoa’s sudden outburst, but Alucard just sneered
at her. The rest of the party didn’t intervene at the high elf’s
sudden appearance and just watched. Fortunately, Ellenoa ended it quickly.
“Phew, you don’t seem to be greatly injured.” After examining Theo
a few times, Ellenoa finally stepped back, and her head cooled down. She
suddenly realized how daring she had been and stated, “That, I didn’t
mean to do this… that is…”
Ellenoa then inadvertently took a few steps back as all eyes were on her.
As her white skin flushed red to an extent in which she couldn’t hide
it, Ellenoa covered her face and ran out of the cabin.
Then Lumia appeared with a confused expression. “…What happened?”
She didn’t know what was going on with Ellenoa, but she sighed at the
awkward atmosphere before continuing, “First of all, on behalf of
Elvenheim, I would like to thank you for your victory in this tough
fight. I’m glad that all of you returned in one piece. We of Elvenheim
will never forget your grace. And…”
After the usual greeting, Lumia slowly smiled.
“There are new sprouts in the burned fields. Please join us in our
She invited them to an event at which no human had ever been present
since the founding of Elvenheim.