The Novel's Extra - chapter-345
Early morning, when the full moon was still shining brightly in the sky,
a baby wrapped in a quilt was placed on the steps of a temple. Faint
light lit the baby’s face. He wasn’t crying and only stared at his
Soon, the mother began to cry. She turned back as her baby watched her
and walked away reluctantly.
A smile emerged on the innocent baby’s face. Hearing the baby’s
laughter, the mother began to run. Tears scattered in the air as she ran
Soon, the moon grew faint, and the temple’s door opened when the sun
began to rise. An old nun stopped in front of the baby. With a sigh, she
picked him up.
The baby opened his eyes, in which reflected the nun’s wrinkly face.
With a gentle smile, the nun stroked the baby’s quilt and congratulated
The baby was thus placed in the temple’s care and was given the name
Eren spent much of his childhood in the temple. The temple was his home,
his place of worship, his playground, and school. The temple’s nuns
taught him many things.
Eren was never a big fan of studying. He favored cutting wood instead.
Rather than history, he wanted to learn swordsmanship and knighthood.
But because the temple was located in the rural countryside far away from
the capital, the nuns couldn’t provide him with the education he wanted
no matter how hard they tried.
Then one day, a retired knight visited the temple. The nuns introduced
Eren to the knight. The knight wanted a successor but had no child. Eren
was the perfect match.
With a mutual understanding, Eren became the knight’s student.
Eren felt happy every time he swung his sword. In those moments, he
wasn’t sad that he didn’t have parents or friends.
Eren trained with his sword and even slept with it. The dream of becoming
a knight sprouted within him. The hero of justice he read about in fairy
tales… he trained every day as he imagined himself becoming such a
The nuns watched him grow with pride. They treated him as if he were
But they weren’t left with much time because the ‘Demon Realm
Transformation’, which had been slowly devouring Akatrina, had finally
reached the temple.
[Outside Baal’s Castle]
The misfired arrow flew up to the top of Baal’s castle before flying
into a bed and causing a silver explosion.
The power of [Dismantling] imbued in the arrow shook the entire castle.
The rumbling turned into a terrifying storm of energy that destroyed the
top parts of the castle. The demonic energy surrounding the castle
scattered, and its foundation broke down. The destruction wasn’t
limited to the top of the castle.
With an explosive sound, the sound of a collapsing building rang out. The
shell of Baal’s Devil’s Castle broke down completely.
However, I didn’t have the time to watch this sight. A blade shot
towards me from behind.
A black barrier instantly formed and blocked the attack. The barrier was
neither Jain’s nor Shimurin’s. I let out a sigh of relief and turned
to the side.
I could see a familiar face. A smile emerged on my face when I saw her.
“Did you rest well, Boss?”
Boss had appeared out of nowhere and protected me.
“You should be careful when you’re using your bow.”
“Ah, Boss~ Are you okay now~?”
Jain cut in. Boss nodded her head nonchalantly, and Shimurin shrugged as
she looked at Boss like she was her disciple.
“Rather than that….”
Boss’s shadow stretched out, flying at the speed of light. It grabbed
the person responsible for attacking me and dragged him by his feet.
The attacker was a Djinn. The shadow coiled up his body and strangled his
neck. Looking at his face, I frowned. I remembered seeing him before.
But since I couldn’t remember, I used [Observation and Reading] to look
at his setting.
“…Ah, you’re Terror’s lackey.”
I finally remembered him. I had seen his face before on a wanted poster
in Violet Banquet. He was a subordinate of Terror, who was one of the
“I almost forgot. I guess the Nine Evils are still alive and well.”
I turned to Boss, who promptly nodded her head. Other than Destruction,
who was killed by Aileen, the rest of the Nine Evils were still unharmed.
“…Terror is a supporter of Astaroth. Let’s interrogate this man and
find out where Terror is hiding.”
Boss took her shadow back and grabbed the Djinn’s neck with her hand. She
seemed quite angry.
“Oi, I don’t think you should be paying attention to that guy right now.”
Shimurin muttered as she watched Baal’s crumbling castle.
Shimurin pointed at the castle with a grin. Above it, Baal made his
appearance. He looked just like Bell, his incarnation body.
He was glaring at me…
His scream shook everything inside his barrier. Soon, Baal’s body rose to
the sky. At the same time, a terrifying amount of demonic energy flowed
Baal unleashed his demonic energy in all directions. It seeped into his
barrier, turning it even darker.
I had no idea what he was planning to do.
But Shimurin seemed to know something as she nudged my shoulder with a
grin. I looked back at her blankly.
“Wait for me. I’ll see you again soon.”
As she said that, she covered us in a barrier.
Immediately afterward, the world exploded.
[Virtual Reality Game – ‘Leraje’s Game’]
Around the same time, Leraje’s character, Lijengy, shook. She looked up
at the game’s sky, feeling an explosion of demonic energy somewhere far
Her loyal servant, Corte, otherwise known by his ID, ‘Leraje’s Monster’,
shouted. Leraje nodded her head. She spoke through the chat system.
—Looks like Old Man finally descended.
Leraje let out a light sigh and looked around her surroundings. A vast
wilderness dyed in darkness was spread out before her. This place was
called Lekior Field and was a famous high-level training ground in the
Because it had a high spawn rate of powerful monsters, most players
couldn’t enter it at all. However, Leraje and her servants had easily
occupied the place with Leraje’s special control.
—Take all the items.
Leraje ordered her guild members.
—Blacksmith, can you make something with this?
“With enough of them, I should be able to make a [High-rank Obsidian
A week had passed since the game’s release. The game was more realistic
than one might expect. To craft high-rank equipment, a large quantity of
crafting materials were needed. But no matter how good one’s equipment
was, a moment of carelessness could lead to their death.
Plus, there was no revival mechanic. Death in the game was permanent.
Leraje enjoyed this realism, and it was the same for other players. If
the game wasn’t fun, it never would have reached 15 million concurrent
The game company Leol had really created an RPG game of the century.
“Will you go meet His Highness, Baal?”
Corte asked as he collected the items. His expression was serious, but
the way he was hunched over to pick up the items was funny.
—I should… but since I made a promise with this world, I will keep
it. My war will only be within this game.
“…We will follow our Lord’s wishes.”
Corte bowed. Leraje nodded without a word.
—I’ll log out first.
Leraje logged out. Meanwhile, Corte remained in the game. He wanted to
follow Leraje, but he had been ordered to take care of in-game duties.
15 million human players were gunning for Leraje’s guild. It was
15,000,000 vs 1,000, so to say. Corte refused to let his guard down even
for a moment.
Corte turned back to his fellow demons and shouted with a serious face.
“Collect the items! We will move to the next dungeon soon!”
Corte and the guild members quickly gathered up the necessary items.
—We’re ready, sir!
Corte laughed and pointed at the ‘boss dungeon cave’ in the distance.
“Let’s get moving. Get ready for a boss raid!”
Boss raids were one of the most fun parts of this game. Corte was
somewhat disappointed that his lord would miss the upcoming raid.
Corte began to march towards the cave. The members of Leraje’s guild were
filled with excitement and anticipation for the battle. Although they
were playing the game for Leraje’s sake, they truly enjoyed it as well.
[Earth – Korea]
…Hajin… Kim Hajin!
I slowly opened my eyes. I felt terrible aches all over my body, but I
could tell that someone was shaking my body.
It was from Kim Suho. He was slapping my cheeks and saying something. I
looked at his lips.
—Wake up, Kim Hajin! Wake up!
Kim Suho was shaking me and slapping me with a face full of worry.
However, I couldn’t move my body at all. It was as if I had been drained
of all energy.
—Hajin, Hajin! Snap out of it!
After an unknown amount of time, my consciousness returned and my other
senses including hearing recovered.
“Kim Hajin! Are you okay!?”
I swallowed the saliva pooling up in my mouth. I looked at the sky and
the world around me.
I was familiar with the surrounding scenery. I could see Essential
Armory’s protective barrier in the distance and even North Hamgyeong
This was undoubtedly Korea.
I looked out at the horizon in a daze.
“Are you okay?”
Kim Suho asked again. I turned back to him and nodded. He then helped me
up with his hand.
“We’re… back on Earth?”
I first checked to see if Aether worked. After protecting me from the
explosion, it had transformed into a small bag and was storing Black
I took out my Desert Eagle and looked up at the clear, blue sky.
I furrowed my brows in confusion. Did Jin Sahyuk and Kim Suho kill Baal
in that short instance?
I faced Kim Suho once again.
“What happened to Baal?”
“I don’t know. The castle suddenly exploded and this happened.”
It was only after this that I realized who was around me. Chae Nayun,
Shin Jonghak, Yun Seung-Ah, Jin Sahyuk, Yi Yeonghan, Kim Youngjin, and
even Jain and Boss… They were all sprawled out on the ground.
I got up to run to Boss. But I didn’t need to. Jin Yohan, Kaita, and
Khalifa appeared and took Jain and Boss away.
Soon, other high-ranking Heroes came over.
—Ho~ Looks like everyone’s back.
Yoo Sihyuk appeared with nine white wolves.
Yoo Jinwoong ran around to look for his daughter.
—Look for anyone who’s injured! It doesn’t matter what guild they’re
from! We have to save everyone!
Vice-Leader Yi Jin-Ah arrived with Essence of the Strait’s Heroes. Also
arriving with them were Seo Youngji, Oh Junhyuk, the fully armored
Heynckes, and the apathetic Chae Joochul.
Surrounded by hundreds of Heroes, I breathed out a sigh of relief.
I felt like I could finally rest. Just as I loosened my nerves a bit…
A loud screech rang out in the sky. The clear sky turned reddish-black,
and Baal once again appeared in the air.
The Heroes in the area quickly prepared themselves for battle.
Kim Suho also took out Misteltein.
I chuckled, thinking it would have been too easy if Baal was really dead.
—Grohack Derla Croska Fedra!
Baal muttered incomprehensible words. The devil’s cry tore through the
sky and formed a pentagram.
Demonic energy stormed through the air, and the earth rumbled crazily.
Kim Suho and I watched the scene in a daze.
Baal seemed to be casting a ritual-like grand magic.
In that instant, the pentagram flipped upside down, and the summoning of
an evil god began.
First, a giant leg appeared. The leg was bigger than anything I had ever
seen before, and it stepped onto Korea’s land.
The earth shook from the single step. A huge shockwave spread out and
razed the nearby trees.
Several medics fainted after being hit by the collapsing trees. Heroes
who were crushed by the foot died on the spot.
Kim Suho’s face froze as he watched the scene of devastation.
Meanwhile, I looked at Kim Suho’s hands. They were trembling. Kim Suho
was afraid. It must be because he recognized the owner of the leg.
Rank 21 Devil, Morax.
He was the calamity that ruined Akatrina.
Morax was larger and more destructive than the one we saw in the
I grabbed Kim Suho’s trembling hand. He flinched in surprise and looked
back at me.
I stared into his eyes and smiled.
Kim Suho swallowed his saliva. I grabbed his hand more tightly and
announced with confidence.
“I can kill someone like him with a single bullet.”
I wasn’t lying, technically speaking. After all, I had done exactly that
in the world of the Recorded Past.
Kim Suho looked at me in silence. He seemed to be searching for the
source of my confidence.
After about a minute, Kim Suho smirked and muttered.