The Book Eating Magician - chapter-294
Silver and red tore through the sky.
As the wall of sound was broken several times, the god-king accelerated
with silver wings. Physical dynamics and inertia laws were nothing more
than meaningless limits to a divine being. Acceleration and stopping were
freely repeated up and down, left and right, and in any direction.
S turn, Z turn… Even a dragon would get a concussion from the
acceleration, but Nuada moved freely.
[Hrmm, you are running away well with human flesh.]
Rather, it was strange that Invidia could keep up.
[Suspension, Acceleration, Release, Refraction… There are three more.
You have quite a few tricks to play.]
Nuada didn’t hesitate to evaluate the acceleration that combined seven
Aura Abilities. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to find, let
alone escape from, the god that wasn’t bound by the laws of physics.
“Ugh, you! How long are you going to follow me?” Invidia climbed up
to the stratosphere in less than a minute and finally swung his sword as
he gave up on running away.
This would be an injury that Nuada wouldn’t be able to avoid. The Aura
Ability to see the future had allowed him to see it. An incredible amount
of aura twisted the space around him and ripped the clouds apart.
Kesein’s Breaking the Sky Sword—this was the sword of the man who was
respected by all swordsmen in Andras.
Sky Slash—the symbol of the founding king of Andras, Kesein Fernado,
showed its power after centuries. It was a transcendent attack that tore
apart the sky! According to Invidia, who had seen grandmasters, this was
a power that Nuada wouldn’t be able to endure.
[This is a good one.]
Like blood pouring down from the torn sky, the bloody flash of the aura
blade approached Nuada. There was no room to avoid or block it, the
ultimate sword of one who saw beyond the peak and peered at the end.
It hadn’t reached transcendence, but Invidia’s immense power made up
for the shortcomings. If this fell to the ground, it would pass through
the mantle and outer core of Earth. Thus, Nuada raised some of his saved
Claimhb Solais shone brightly. It started collecting the mana, light, and
heat from around it. This sword was a treasure, a light in the dark that
would bring victory. It was the symbol of the god-king, who had magnified
the name of the gods and led the Elin to victory.
The moment that Nuada struck with the brilliant sword in his hand, there
was a golden blast, like the roar of the sun.
Then the golden light rushed off. It was sacred and beautiful, a wave of
overflowing light that broke the ominous blood. The blood split apart
rapidly, with the golden light digging into every piece.
It wasn’t just the power that was different. The degree of completeness
was different as well. As Nuada was a god and a warrior, his sword was
able to strike down Kesein’s ultimate technique.
Maybe it was because he lacked strength, but the golden light broke
through the sky slash and lost its sharpness, turning into a shockwave.
The golden light’s form wasn’t a blade but a barrier.
The wall of gold grazed Invidia’s head and threw him back into the
mountains, like a pebble struck by a big hammer. No, it was obvious that
he had gone underground and penetrated into the bedrock.
The body of the host was indispensable for a parasitic grimoire. It took
a few seconds for Invidia to recover from the damage received and to
reach the surface.
[Let’s finish it here.]
Nuada called out in the name of the god of light, and all of the light
Ku kwa kwa kwang!
Light poured down toward the area where Invidia had crashed. It contained
more destructive power than a 7th circle great magic.
For Nuada who was the god of light, this power wasn’t much different
from snapping his fingers. One side of the mountain collapsed, and one of
the mountain peaks disappeared. The land melted, becoming a lake of lava.
Even the red dragon, who was almost completely resistant to fire,
wouldn’t be able to endure it. An enormous amount of dust and heat rose
from the shocked land. The shock was big enough to be delivered to
Theodore, who was dozens of kilometers away!
The cloud of dust rose into the air like a volcano eruption, and
Nuada’s eyes suddenly widened. He was convinced of the opponent’s
death, so the result of the attack was unexpected.
A translucent shield could be seen on one side of the mountain where
Claimhb Solais had hit. It wasn’t even cracked despite taking on this
onslaught. This wasn’t a level of defense that was possible with
Invidia’s abilities. At first, the face of a woman with snakes for hair
could be seen, but it soon vanished with the shield.
However, Nuada’s wisdom saw through it right away. [Aegis, Pallas
This was the god-weapon that took away the power of a gorgon, a legendary
monster. It was a shield that petrified all opponents facing it, as well
as reflected most attacks. No, there was something strange about this.
[Invader, you aren’t its legitimate owner and can only use it once. Do
you plan to use a divine artifact as a disposable item?]
“…God-King Nuada, I understand why you were called that,” Invidia
responded to the question with a non-answer as he walked out from the
protection of the shield. “The sword that brat, Fermut, took was
Claimhb Solais. Your summoner stole it and used it to call you.”
“How funny. If I wasn’t involved, I would laugh. But now that I am in
this situation, my anger is rising.” Invidia didn’t want to talk. He
was just trying to spit out his anger. Fermut, that brat, had grabbed his
ankles. The item that Invidia collected was just used to call his worst
enemy, and now he had to consume other collectibles that were in short
supply. So, it was natural for him to be furious.
“…From now on, I won’t consider holding back for my own
His anger reached the boiling point, and Invidia reached out in a calm
manner. Then he pulled out a sword from somewhere.
[―What?] Nuada’s expression hardened.
The shape of the straight steel blade, the bluish light―
Fearsome lightning bolts emerged from it. The absurd power of the ‘hard
lightning bolts’ which had destroyed mountain peaks in the past…
Nuada couldn’t help crying out the name of the sword, [Caladbolg?!]
It was the sword of Fergus mac Róich, Elin’s honorable hero! Nuada
covered his sword with divine power and blocked the lightning bolts.
Invidia’s Aura Abilities might be crude, but he was holding divine
battle gear that could kill a god. He wasn’t the legitimate owner, so
the gear would disappear after one use. However, that one use was
This was the reason why Andras had been exploring the ruins from the Age
of Mythology since its founding. The relics that Invidia monopolized for
centuries started to finally shine.
It was a cursed sword that increased in strength when blood was steeped
in blood. The curses were ‘Retribution’, ‘Retaliation’, and
‘Destruction.’ The consumable sword was broken the moment the curses
were released, but Nuada received an injury on his left side.
“Come down, Moralltach!”
This was a sword that, once brandished, emitted a wave of light. This
time, Nuada received the attack with his sword. The aftermath was so
intense that the ground sunk down by dozens of meters.
Indeed, this was the power of the Age of Mythology. If Nuada hadn’t
been using Claimhb Solais, any other blade would’ve broken because it
couldn’t cope with the power.
[―Don’t climb up!]
Even so, Nuada Airgetlám was the god-king.
Nuada’s sword was one step ahead and shattered the sword that Invidia
pulled out. It wouldn’t have been so easy if Invidia was the legitimate
owner, but the sword chose to be destroyed by the god-king, rather than
lend power to the ‘collector.’
Four swords were broken in succession, then the light from Claimhb Solais
pierced Invidia’s body. No, it was more accurate to say that it looked
like it was pierced.
The pieces of broken armor disappeared without a trace. That pure white
gloss… it was Witege’s Armor. It was too late for Nuada to notice
that Invidia was wearing it. However, this could only buy time.
Invidia barely survived and pulled out another sword, but it was rare
that any sword could compare to the god-sword, Claimhb Solais. It was
fortunate if Invidia could block a single attack. There were even cases
where he needed to use two swords at once.
[Stolen power, stolen techniques, and now stolen weapons,] Nuada
ridiculed as light emerged from behind him.
“Kuk, try and stop all of this…!” Invidia threw out many swords.
The 34 blades were hit by a ray of light and disappeared without leaving
Increasing the number of weapons couldn’t win against these two
qualities of Nuada, the instincts of a warrior and the acumen of a
[What will you bring out now? Almace? Or Beagalltach? Balisarda and
Morglay are also not bad. You might be able to breathe longer if you have
Tyrfing. You might not be struggling if you brought them out earlier.]
“Mocking me till the end!”
[Ridiculous. You don’t even deserve my mocking. Invader, this low
nature of yours is grabbing at your ankles.]
It was time. Nuada raised his sword. Theodore had given him a
non-standard offering, but Nuada couldn’t bring out the unlimited power
of the god-king. Nuada would be evicted from this material world in 12…
He, the god of victory, was sure this was enough.
[Maybe you have no more weapons to take out. If so, die here.]
Claimhb Solais drew in the light. The silver sword burned up as the light
became close to the density of an artificial star. This was equivalent to
an ancient dragon’s breath or even more.
Hyde had once wielded the god-sword to destroy the warlocks, but this was
more than a thousand times more powerful. It was far from its prime, but
this was still enough to completely kill Invidia.
A pseudo-sun was called. Claimhb Solais lost the shape of a sword, and a
second sun emerged in the sky. The gold and radiant light, like the old
sun, was the symbol of Nuada Airgetlám. It was the supreme light that
warmly embraced all of its people and defeated the enemies!
[Annihilate the enemy, Claimhb Solais!]
According to the will of God-King Nuada, the pseudo-sun fell on
Invidia’s head. A mortal’s Aura Ability couldn’t endure this for
even a moment. Any shield would be destroyed. No armor could defend
against this sun.
The only enemy who survived the power of this sword had been the evil
Crom Cruach. The majestic and divine light of the sun enveloped the world.