The Book Eating Magician - chapter-358
[Despite becoming a transcendent, the genes inside me obeyed her orders.
Unlike my will, my fingers were paralyzed and my voice trapped in my
mouth. As a result, I fought with 60% of my powers sealed, and my
It was too high a price for one mistake. Seimei had realized that a
transcendent wasn’t invincible and then lost his life. The genius of a
century had gotten defeated and killed by his own inexperience and
arrogance. If Seimei had used all his forces at the time, the outcome
[Hahat.] However, he laughed instead of complaining. [Well, these are
just the complaints of a loser. All my bad luck and the result are things
I need to bear. Now, this Seimei will lead you to victory in the
“What does that mean?”
[I will help you. It looks like you are quite likable.]
Seimei finally said he would cooperate with Theodore. Although it was a
joke, it was true that he liked Theodore. An existence that was quite
distant from humans was fickle. Even if Theodore was the only candidate,
Seimei would bury the heritage forever if he didn’t like the person.
[You might’ve realized it when listening to my story, but victory
can’t be guaranteed when fighting alone. My mother kept more than me in
“Then how should I move?”
[Go to Japan to meet my descendants and ask for their help. Put your
hands on my inheritance. It will make your unfinished power more
Theodore nodded and opened his mouth, “Can you tell me more?”
[They are the Heavenly Sword, the Eight Mirrors, and the Eight Jade
Magatamas. The power of the three magic objects should accept a
Even the clouds in the distant sky could be a sword, while the mirrors
could bounce back even the power of a god, and the magatamas could create
clones. Seimei had invaded the capital with his treasures, but he had
sent them back before he died.
‘…Amazing. I would’ve regretted it if I didn’t hear about
them.’ Theodore couldn’t help feeling in awe when he heard about the
powers of the three treasures.
The Heavenly Sword, Eight Mirrors, and Eight Jade Magatamas would
increase his magic power by more than double. The mirrors which reflected
the power of the enemy and the magatamas which made clones were both
worthy items. Furthermore, there was no reason not to use the Heavenly
Sword. According to the tradition, it was possible for Yamato no Orochi
to make a sword of water from his body.
[In Japan, there are a few youkai left. The leader of the Oni, the
three-legged crow, and the Tsuchigumo will be helpful in this fight.]
“I don’t know if they will follow my words.”
[I will teach you to link to their souls. It isn’t difficult, so you
will learn it right away.]
This was more than expected. Theodore heard Seimei’s explanation and
decided to stop by Japan. Even Seimei had failed to destroy the
capital… So, in order for the more inexperienced Theodore to take down
Lust, he needed to mobilize all the unused power.
Between Japan and Hyungkang Castle, the scale tilted sharply to one side.
“I will go to the East Continent first.”
If Tae Rang’s words were true, then the defense of Hyungkang Castle was
like an iron wall. It was important to secure Seimei’s legacy as soon
as possible, rather than checking on the safety of the two tower masters.
Theodore made his decision.
* * *
“I will be away for a few days.” There was an uproar at Theodore’s
He had gathered together Lee Seol, Lee Joonyoung, Aquilo and Tae Rang to
tell them that. Tae Rang looked like the sky had collapsed, and both of
the Lees were quite surprised. It hadn’t even been half a day, so they
weren’t expecting him to leave. Only Aquilo listened to his words in a
“Go to Hyungkang Castle ahead of me. Convey my words to the two tower
masters and tell them to wait for my return.”
“Hrm,” Aquilo made a vague sound like she wasn’t interested. “I
don’t like this. I came here to follow you, but you want to act
“I’m sorry but I have something to solve as soon as possible.”
Aquilo might be quite affectionate to him, but her nature was essentially
one that was cruel. The evil dragon of the east sea—her name had been
notorious for thousands of years, and apart from liking Theodore, she
didn’t have a reason to help the people of this land.
Aquilo pondered for a moment before reaching out a finger and pressing it
against his lips. “Okay, I’ll think of it as one of the two debts. Do
There had once been a time when they would make an exchange, but now
their positions had changed quite a bit. It wouldn’t be a big burden to
owe her this much. Thus, Theodore nodded without giving it much thought.
It was a mistake because he didn’t know the ulterior motive of Aquilo,
a dragon who had been indulging in pleasure for over a thousand years.
‘The temptation isn’t much different from being unarmed.’
Loosening the helmet, removing the armor, and taking off the belt around
the waist… The analogy of being disarmed was really appropriate in that
the other person’s alertness was gone. Sometimes, it was effective to
break down the person with a fatal temptation, but she shouldn’t
approach Theodore with this method.
‘It will be easier to embrace me after becoming accustomed to my body
temperature and smell. The next kiss will lead to one night and then…
Like a snake slowly squeezing its prey, she would draw him into a
relationship and situation that he couldn’t escape from. Aquilo bowed
her head so that Theodore couldn’t see the desire in her eyes. It was
irritating and discordant for her to act so mildly.
Shortly after that, Tae Rang recovered his spirit and opened his mouth,
“B-But Great One… The barrier is stronger and harder thanks to your
grace, but there are still many factors that make the safety of this
village unstable. Please reconsider just once.”
“Ah, you don’t need to worry about this,” Theodore spoke without
hesitation and clapped once. Clap.
Simultaneously, the air in the front yard flashed, and several massive
The smallest of them was five meters tall while the largest was eight
meters tall. They were the various combat golems that Theodore had placed
in his laboratory. Paragranum’s power had been borrowed to finish
renovating the golems, which were now monsters with the raw power of a
magician or aura user.
There were 12 battle golems, so they should be enough during a siege.
“This should be enough. They can use aura and magic, so they can deal
with any type of monsters.”
“O-Ohhh…! The giant soul soldiers from old times…!”
“Additionally, support troops will be coming in a week, so you don’t
have to worry about the area near the Baekun Mountains.”
If the White Tower Master led the battle, they could easily defeat 30,000
monsters. Theodore held a deep confidence in his expression as he moved
slowly. He would move outside the barrier to carry out the space movement.
“Theo!” Lee Seol shouted to him from a distance. “Don’t worry!
I’m not a child who will just be protected anymore!”
It seemed she was still a young child.
“Haha,” Theodore laughed as he waved to her, left the translucent
barrier and rose to the sky.
Given the unusual physical ability of the monsters, he had to rise to 200
meters in order to be safe. Theodore closed his eyes in the serene night.
‘Can I use it on the East Continent?’
The token he had received from Clipeus, the golden gate… With this
authority, Theodore could read the spatial coordinates of the whole
material world and ‘twist’ them. It was literally a power to protect
this world. This power didn’t distinguish between the East Continent
and West Continent.
Kiiing! A radiant light burst out as the coordinates were engraved in
Theodore’s head. The place where Seimei left his heritage, the holy
place of the onmyōjis in the capital of Japan—it was the precise
spatial coordinates of Tsuchimikado Castle.
「 Transition. 」 Theodore’s body moved at this one word.
“―Eh?” During the space jump, an unidentified pressure caught him!
『 Someone is trying to pass through my territory. You don’t know your
place, Human! Pay for your sin with your flesh! 』 There came a
thunderous yell before Theodore could even grasp the situation.
There was no time to look back as several gusts of wind flew toward him.
Kwaaaaang! Theodore was struck by the huge storm and fell to the ground.
There wasn’t any big damage because the defense spells were properly
deployed, but the surprise attack itself was a threat. Theodore’s eyes
lit up as he became combat ready. There was substance in the previous
attack. It wasn’t just wind that delivered a shock wave but a physical
『 You aren’t normal to survive my force! 』 There was a soft voice.
Then Theodore looked at the enemy. The being that had surprised him was
far from a human.
They had one leg and two arms. The being also had two glowing eyes which
emitted a strong sense of oppression and an unknown power that flowed
from its bluish body. It seemed to be a monster that combined the cow and
dragon in one body.
[A one-legged wind demon! I have never seen one before.] Seimei seemed to
know what this monster was.
“One-legged wind demon? What is that?”
[They resemble a cow and a dragon and deal with wind and lightning
depending on their birth. It is a wind demon if it controls the wind and
rain, and a lightning demon if it controls wind and lightning.]
“Can I think of it as on the level of the youkai?”
[It is a different race from the youkai but… Well, there isn’t a big
difference when looking at just attack power. You can easily defeat it.]
It was enough. Theodore raised a finger to the wind demon observing him
from the sky. It might be from a species other than human, but there
should be old memories in its subconscious. It would know that this
action was insulting.
Unsurprisingly, it responded to the provocation, 『 You! How long can
you survive? 』
In less than a few seconds, a giant whirlwind was created around the wind
demon’s body and fell to the surface. It was a destructive power that
could break down huge walls in one strike!
‘…All sense of human identity from back then has disappeared.’
Theodore laughed bitterly in front of the wind demon.
The power of this whirlwind probably surpassed magic of the 7th circle.
As a power that couldn’t be used by the human body, it became a monster
of the wind. The insight of a transcendent allowed Theodore to see things
he didn’t want to see. From humans to other wind demons, the number of
people this wind demon had eaten reached more than 10,000.
“I’ll kill you.”
Its sense of space and dominance over an area were nothing. Before a true
transcendent, this whirlwind was just a remnant.
Forced Harmonization—Phase 2.
The transcendent stepped forward and cast a strange fire—Extinguishing
Flames Image, Mode “SURT.”
Theodore became a crimson fire man as the flames he summoned from
Muspelheim surrounded his body. It was time to show the wind demon who it