The Book Eating Magician - chapter-330
The original concept of the sky was that it wasn’t something that could
be torn apart. How could the atmosphere thousands of kilometers above the
ocean and clouds be torn? Large-scale weather phenomena were trivial
compared to the real extent of the sky. The days of fearing that
lightning known as the wrath of God had already passed.
No, it was just an illusion. Theodore looked up at the distant sky and
couldn’t help cursing. As a magician who explored the laws of the
physical world, he couldn’t believe the sight he was seeing. Who was it
that contacted him in an urgent tone? Alucard?
The knee-jerk reaction was indeed accurate. The sky was torn.
It was almost 9 in the morning, but the sky where Nídhöggur stopped the
sunrise was still dark. Unlike the moonlit sky filled with stars, this
was a darkness that didn’t allow any light to be seen. Unfortunately,
Nídhöggur was the one who made this darkness, and Hraesvelgr was going
At this moment, lightning struck, and the world turned white.
The ground and the sky shook. Despite knowing it was an illusion,
Theodore couldn’t help reacting to it. It was a feeling caused by the
oscillating of the dimensional system, which was due to the two
transcendents. The aftermath of the fight traveled at least a few hundred
kilometers. If the elves shared Theodore’s senses, they might have
He kept this in mind and arrived at the place he had been told to go to
“You came? I heard you were dealing with the enemy leader alone and was
worried.” Alucard, who had sent Theodore the signal, welcomed him with
a serious expression.
“Fortunately, there are no big injuries. My magic power is overloaded,
but if I am careful, I can fight more…”
The dragon heart belonged to a dragon who had lived for 10,000 years, and
it was literally a treasure with infinite magic power. Theodore was
utilizing its power and would only be able to fight for half a day with
it. Nevertheless, the battle against Jerem had been dicey.
Jerem’s casting speed, magic combination, and magic control made him
more of a great magician than a monster. Theodore had barely won with the
fouls of Soul Calibre, the Hall of Fame, and the dragon heart.
‘Well, there was also the patron called Nídhöggur.’
The emergence of the variable called Hraesvelgr tilted things to their
side. Additionally, Theodore hadn’t had a method to finish Jerem off
fully. Instead, he had collapsed on his own. Since early on, warlocks had
never accepted death. So, Jerem must have had ulterior motives.
“Do you know what the situation is? The sky is torn despite the
atmosphere not seeming to have a single scratch.”
“I’ll tell you everything when the others get here. Repeating the
same words several times is just a waste of effort. Those in the south
are already approaching.”
Before Theodore could say anything more, Veronica fell from the sky and
clung to his neck. It was a high-speed fall that quickly switched to a
slow speed, like a fishing fisherman.
“Theo, we won as well! You knocked down that monster alone while I was
“V-Veronica? Wait a minute…”
“What’s wrong? I’m just giving you a reward because you worked
hard,” Veronica spoke while placing her cheek against Theodore’s.
Meanwhile, Titania just shrugged. She had the sense not to get involved.
Soon afterward, Ellenoa and the leaders in charge of each defense area
gathered. Apart from Alucard, the other three high elves were busy
maintaining Hraesvelgr’s summoning.
“I will explain after the situation is organized,” Alucard said. Then
he clapped a few times before saying, “Defenders responsible for each
“The eastern front, Guardian Ellaim will report,” Ellaim said
politely as he stepped forward. “On the eastern front, all the undead
died a few minutes before you summoned me. There isn’t a single undead
moving on the eastern front.”
“It is the same in the west.”
“The southern front has also been verified. Combat has entered in all
areas, the land has been cleansed, and we are in the post-processing
“Umm.” Alucard’s expression stiffened after hearing that all the
dangerous undead had disappeared.
Anyone who felt excited by this situation would have stones for brains.
It wasn’t hundreds or thousands but hundreds of thousands of undead.
Theodore might’ve killed the caster, but the undead wouldn’t be so
easily destroyed. It was impossible for all of them to be gone.
“…It can’t be.” Theodore reached the truth before anyone else.
“Don’t tell me that all the undead were sacrificed to Nídhöggur?”
“What?” Alucard was surprised by Theodore’s words and immediately
asked Theodore, “Theodore. I’m not a magician, but is the power of
the sacrifices enough to affect the two beings?”
“It should be fine…”
At that moment, Gluttony woke up and interrupted, -You are half right,
half wrong. How can the soul of an imperfect warlock interfere in the
confrontation between transcendents? The balance of power will just be
“The balance between Hraesvelgr and Nídhöggur will collapse?”
-That’s right. Hraesvelgr is stable because of the legitimate ritual
that doesn’t need a big sacrifice like Nídhöggur’s did. However,
Hraesvelgr’s force is small. In the opposite direction, Nídhöggur
took a shortcut by swallowing Baldur’s body. Nídhöggur can
momentarily exert a stronger power.
Nídhöggur had devoured Baldur, while Hraesvelgr was reliant on the four
high elves, the Great Forest, and the world tree. Hraesvelgr was stable
and could be summoned for a long time, while a short battle was more
beneficial for Nídhöggur. Therefore, Nídhöggur aimed to finish it
straight away, but Hraesvelgr wanted a drawn-out battle.
However, this fight was turned upside down by a variable—the sudden
disappearance of Jerem who had summoned Nídhöggur to this material
-The most important thing for summoning magic is the link. If it is lost,
you can’t stay in this world for a long time, no matter how strong you
are. This isn’t the time to relax. Nídhöggur’s power is threatening.
“So, is it a toss of the dice over who will win?”
-Hrrmm, I don’t know, Gluttony spoke in a voice that contained hidden
significance. -Based on my memories, Nídhöggur is someone who will use
everything he has.
Theodore’s super sensitivity gave him an intense warning, making him
feel dizzy. This was a headache that caused his eyes to blur! It was at a
level which told him death was inevitable. The direction of the danger
came from the sky where the monsters were tangled together.
The sky was bright. This pure white sky didn’t look normal. Unlike the
darkness of Nídhöggur, divinity could be felt from the white light. It
was the strength of Hraesvelgr. Theodore had no idea of the circumstances
when Alucard suddenly paled and opened his mouth.
“Hraesvelgr has sent a message.”
Theodore’s face stiffened at the unexpected name.
“Eventually, Nídhöggur will shoot a death breath. Hraesvelgr will use
all his strength to prevent it, but we should prepare for the blow.”
“…Ha, a blow. The words aren’t easy.” Theodore sighed as he
realized what the warning meant.
It was only one blow, but it was much more powerful than Theodore could
handle. A grand master’s killing technique…
The 9th circle magician’s ultimate magic. It was a blow that would
inevitably cause death for any opponent. Nídhöggur’s breath would be
able to destroy all creatures in this forest and Elvenheim.
‘…I don’t want to think about it.’
Theodore shook off the terrible scene that he imagined and asked a
question, “What is the time limit?”
“The next two hours. There is a little bit less time now.”
“Two hours… We can barely get out of the Great Forest.”
Additionally, it was difficult to abandon the world tree and Elvenheim.
This was the elves’ paradise beyond the Red Plateau and beyond the
reach of greedy humans. Although Alucard didn’t refute Theodore’s
words, the bitter expression in his eyes was clear to Theodore. Alucard
was determined to throw away the world tree.
‘Damn, it is hard with just two hours. If the right answer is to
evacuate, then we have to move right now…!’ Theodore desperately
tried to think of measures, but the scale was too big.
The 5th stage Superbia and 6th stage Invidia were no match for this. It
was a one-sided fight. In this case, it was closer to a natural disaster
than combat. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and so on… A
mortal couldn’t do anything against an uninvited guest from another
Theodore moved his lethargic brain and continued to think of possible
measures. ‘First, I can briefly summon Fafnir to counter it.’
If Nídhöggur consumed a lot of power fighting Hraesvelgr, Theodore
might be able to intercept it with Fafnir. The destructive power of the
‘laser’ was superior to any breath, so it could stop the breath of
‘…Dismissed. Nídhöggur will shoot the breath at the world tree, and
if I call Fafnir near there, Elvenheim might be burned with my own
The world tree was so sensitive to fire magic that it burned with just
Veronica approaching. It would surely be a catastrophe if two dragons
fought against each other in the vicinity of the immature world tree.
There was no time to intercept it from a distance, and he didn’t have
the exact timing either. Thanks to Gluttony’s advice, he knew the speed
and destructive power of the death breath. However, he had no control
So, Theodore gave up on his first method.
‘Second, I can use all my achievement points to borrow the power of
those in the Hall of Fame.’
Thanks to Jerem, he still had over 100,000 achievement points. It was
possible to borrow powerful magic by calling the name of a great
magician. However, this was frustrated by Gluttony’s advice.
-Meteor Fall or Grand Cross both have enough power to counter it, but
they can’t be used with 100,000 points. You don’t have enough points
to call their souls.
‘Ugh, then the third―’
It was amazing that there were spells which could counter the death
breath. However, what good were the spells if they couldn’t be used
when he needed them? Theodore was about to think about a third plan when
Ellenoa raised a hand.
“Ellenoa? What’s going on?”
“Ah, nothing. Just…” Ellenoa was a little hesitant and took a few
deep breaths before speaking. “I can still summon Nohengrin. Please
tell me anytime if you need my strength.”
“Ah, thank you.”
“It isn’t a situation where you should thank me.”
The two of them smiled brightly as they faced each other. The heavy
atmosphere became a bit lighter. Theodore heard Ellenoa’s words and
thought about using the power of the elemental ruler. However, he
dismissed it. Even if the elemental ruler did their best, it would be
difficult to block Nídhöggur’s breath with their power.
Gluttony predicted that it would have the power of a lower or
‘Why is this lizard so anxious to eat plants? Reptiles should eat worms
instead of going to another world.’
Theodore looked around. The location of their meeting was quite high up,
and he could see the elves being busy at the bottom. There were some he
knew, and others he didn’t know. They were anxious at the fact that the
monster from the Age of Mythology, Nídhöggur, would blow a breath over
“…Ahh, the parent tree. Please protect us.”
An elf rushed toward the world tree with a small swaddling cloth in his
arms, a child that was born recently. Theodore had thought that the act
of praying was for the religions of the human race, but the act of
gathering both hands together and praying could be found in any culture.
The elves really prayed for a god to help them. They hoped for their
sincerity to touch the sky, and for a righteous deity to draw a sword and
defeat the dragon.
‘Hmm?’ At that moment, Theodore sensed he was missing something and
his eyes narrowed.
[Hoing!] Mitra, the brown-skinned girl, popped out of the ground with a
bud on her head and somersaulted. It was a feat that could be seen in a
circus. Theodore praised her skill before having a thought. This was the
age where the gods had disappeared and magic had declined. If they
couldn’t hope for a god’s help, why not ask for the help of a god
Theodore stroked Mitra’s wheat colored hair and asked with a heavy
expression, “Will you become the god of this forest?”