Chapter 40.3 : Myulmidon
No matter how powerful my mother was, she was no match for both of those races.
That was why these pictures might have been pictures of men of this world which my mother had taken fancy to.
And then, I saw a certain picture. It seems there were three new additions to that picture collection.
And I knew that male.
There was no doubt, it was the picture of that hero.
The hero in the picture was naked while flashing a daring smile.
Nevertheless, what god-like precision drawing. Though it was drawn after seeing his figure from a far position back when he was in Algore, the details were exact. It was as if the picture would come alive at any moment.
And then, I looked at the picture right beside the hero’s picture.
「Isn’t this … My picture?」
The picture of the male right beside the hero’s picture was the picture of Parish. It’s not the figure of Goz, the one drawn in the picture was my Parish figure.
「Why in the hell is my picture…」
Was it drawn by my mother without me noticing it?
It might have been my fake figure, but it still sent a chill down my spine just by thinking about myself becoming the sexual target of my mother.
And then, I saw a speck on the picture of Parish.
「How did she know about that…」
Parish is my fake figure. But, a certain part is terrifyingly accurate.
My line of sight unintentionally stopped in the nether region.
Comparing it to the one in the hero’s picture,
「Damn it … I lost…」
I felt slightly dejected.
And then, I saw the picture right beside Parish’s picture. From the order of the pictures, this one was the latest addition.
It was the picture of a black-haired male. I had never seen his face. It was quite well-ordered, but it wasn’t too conspicuous.
And then, my gaze went down.
I was speechless.
His thing was the most fiendish one amongst the pictures in this room.
「IMPOSSIBLE?! WHO IS HE?」
The human world was vast, but he should be someone who lived around these regions, right? Could it be that this male lived in a faraway place? When did my mother get acquainted with this male?
Looking at his size made me want to cry.
Geez, enough with this bullshit.
In addition, there was also a whip and a strange looking pedestal in this room, but I didn’t really want to know about my mother’s fetish.
I moved as fast as possible so that my eyes didn’t end up glancing at something that I didn’t wish to see.
A while later, I finally got out of that disgusting room. It looked like I arrived at the innermost part of the vault.
When I finally reached this part of the room, a pedestal and a jar on top of it were there.
This jar was the thing that I was looking for.
As the prince of this kingdom, when I examined the treasures of this kingdom, I found out about this jar.
The subordinate god of Nargol, the God of Destruction, should be sealed within this jar.
The Demon King betrayed the God of Destruction and fought her and her subordinates.
And yet, the Demon King couldn’t bring himself to kill his own brethren after achieving victory so he sealed them off.
The god sealed inside was one of those gods. The other subordinates of the God of Destruction were put into a deep sleep, sealed in various places in Nargol.
One of those places was the kingdom of Karon since he judged that it was less dangerous than sealing all of them in one place.
But, that worked in my favor. No matter how mighty that Dark Knight is, there’s no way he can beat a real god.
I couldn’t hold my laughter as I held on to the jar.
The subordinate god sealed within this jar will be my gift to that Dark Knight. I heard that the subordinate god sealed within this jar wasn’t that powerful, but it was still a god. It could easily decimate a single Dark Knight.
There were the women of the hero too, but they’re just mere human in the end . They might be more powerful than me, but they’re no match for the thing sealed in this jar.
Well then, I should go back to Algore.
Along with this jar, of course.
「Kukuku … You’re finally mine … Regena…」
◆ Ogre Witch, Kujig
「Ceh, they noticed it, huh?」
They killed the bug I sent to give us information about the little sister of the hero.
「Geez, that man was a waste of space…」
If I’m not wrong, his name should be Echigos, is it?
I really couldn’t expect anything from humans, after all.
「What shall we do, dear mother? Those guys aren’t pushovers.」
My seventh son, Retsug, said while snacking on the deep-fried human children.
My other son, Ringu, agreed with him.
I was currently eating along with my children.
The dishes eaten by my sons were the human children captured by this Candy Castle.
This grand Kujig castle, the Candy Castle was the upgraded version of the one we inherited from the sky giant race, our master.
This castle, which had the self-repairing ability, was quite fragile, but it was the best when it came to luring prey into it.
This castle emits a sweet fragrance to lure the prey around us to enter it.
The creatures lured by it would then start eating the floor and the walls since they can’t stand the sweet fragrance.
Since there was some sort of doping agent in this Candy Castle, that prey would lose their will to live without the castle.
Naturally, this castle’s effect is powerless against an existence with a powerful resistance. The highest being that could be captured by this castle was an elf, it was powerless against the demon and angel races.
It was still handy, nevertheless, since it could lure those humans in.
I was stuffing my mouth with the roasted meat.
The flavor of free-ranged humans was far more delicious than domesticated ones. [TL: I’ll use free-range chicken and domestic chicken as a reference here, you just need to replace the “chicken” part with “human.”]
Though I could lure in the entire human population in this region if I felt like it, I won’t do such a stupid thing.
There’s nothing better than free-ranged humans, after all.
They would have never expected that I deliberately let them do as they please just for the purpose of developing more delicious meat.
Moreover, this method was the safest method with the smallest possibilities of being discovered by troublesome guys, so I can feel at ease.
Zengu didn’t understand that and was ruling over the humans, resulting in him getting killed by the little sister of the hero.
I had to settle this grudge.
But then, what should I do?
The barrier that locked those guys was a reasonably powerful one. So, fighting against those guys who could easily tear them apart was dangerous.
「Well, what shall we do then?」
I looked at my sons.
「No need to think about it, dear mother! Those puny humans can’t beat us! They just got lucky for being able to beat Zengu! Let’s charge towards them from the front, and deliver revenge to the enemy who destroyed the treasures!」
The one who delivered such a bold statement was the third son of mine, Toug. Toug is the bravest one amongst my sons.
My eighth son, Kaig, and my fifth son, Zaig, also agreed with Toug’s proclamation.
「Yes, revenge for our rare treasures!」
「 I’m with Toug big bro!! THIS IS THE REVENGE FOR OUR TREASURED BOOKS!」
Their heads were filled with the thoughts of killing their enemy.
「CUT IT OUT, GUYS!」
The one who interjected was my second son, Pyoug. The one with the sharpest and most composed mind amongst my sons.
「Those people are the ones who went as far as invading Nargol. Moreover, they quickly tore apart our dear mother’s barrier. Half-hearted assault against them is simply suicide.」
「….But then, what should we do?」
Upon being asked so, Pyoug looked at his elder brother.
「My younger brothers, I think we should gather more information about them. Let’s find their weakness. Right, dear mother?」
I agreed with the words of my eldest son, Ring. As expected of my eldest son, he knew what I was thinking. [TL: HE DOES NOT!]
「It’s as he says. You lot, we have to gather more information about them first. If I’m not wrong, they say that they’re headed to Algore, don’t it? Let’s take control of a few people in that country and use them to identify our opponent’s weaknesses. After that, let’s kill the little sister of the hero!」
The people in this region, all of them were but mere tools to me. Naturally, they had to be useful to me.
After I said so, my sons raised heated warcries.
「THAT’S RIGHT, REVENGE FOR OUR TREASURES!」
「YES, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!」
「KILL THEM ALL!」
「YES, THIS TIME FOR SURE!!」
Such a profound love for their deceased brother, I wanted to cry hearing their passionate shouts.
「OOH! Quite the passionate spirit here, Ogres!」
A voice suddenly resounded around.
「WHO ARE YOU!」
My fourth son, Shag shouted in the direction of the sound.
And before I knew, a female human was standing on top of the table. That’s strange, she wasn’t there a while ago.
Since when did she enter this room? Moreover, why didn’t I notice her until I heard her voice?
Looking at this female human, I recalled about her hair.
「Silver hair … You’re, the one from that time…」
My sixth son, Jing muttered something about his limbs being chopped by the scythe of this female.
Come to think of it, this Silver-haired Witch was there at the Velos’s ball, indeed. She was holding the same scythe from that time too.
「You ogres want to exact your revenge against that little sister of the hero, right? Then, allow this Kuna to help you guys.」
The Silver Witch was smiling sweetly. She didn’t falter even when she stood before this Kujig, the one hailed as the queen of the Blue Forest.
Instead, it was more like she was looking down on us.
「HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS PLACE?!」
I had erected a barrier to protect this place, and no one should be aware of this castle’s location.
Even my sons wouldn’t be able to enter the castle without my invitation, so how in the world did she manage to find its location?
「What are you pondering about? I just left a little mark on you when I chopped at you. I came to this place by following that mark.」
「WHAT ABOUT THE DEFENSIVE MECHANISM OF THIS CASTLE? WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT THOSE NUMEROUS MYULMIDONS!!」
I unintentionally shouted at her.
Myulmidon was a race whose members had become my servants in exchange for parasitising on this castle.
They had an extremely keen perception. Does that mean she entered all the way to this place without being discovered by them?
「Myulmidon? Ah, do you mean those ants? They just let me pass with this.」
The Silver Witch said while playing with her necklace.
It might have been some sort of magic tool. Maybe she arrived in this place without being found out by the Myulmidons thanks to her necklace.
「Rather, I’m waiting for your answer whether you want to become Kuna’s servants or not?」
Servants? She never said that, though.
「Who the hell wants t-…」
Just when I was about to finish my words, my body suddenly stopped in place.
When I glance around, the same thing seems to have happened to my sons. Their faces were stiffened.
「Well, it’s not like I care whether you’re willing or not anyway. Shall Kuna deprive you all of your life? Or shall I deprive you all of your death? Now choose.」
Saying so, the Silver Witch walked toward us.
Though her height was far shorter than the ogres, for some reason, it felt like she was taller than all of us.
The Silver Witch was standing right in front of me.
An indescribable fear welled up within my heart.
I wanted to let out a cry, and yet my voice was clogged in my throat.
「From today, you guys are Kuna’s tools, so make yourselves more useful to Kuna.」
She maintains her smile while saying those words. [Ed: Yandere much?]
I could feel my mind being bound by something. I was powerless against such tremendous magic power.
「Well then, my ogres, onwards to Algore. Our goal is to eradicate Shirone’s existence from this world!」