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RMSBS - Episode 268 . The Beast of Revelation (8)
The light was gone .
The soldiers’ march continued on the main street of Pittsburgh, which was now covered in darkness .
Divide’s army and the Allied Forces that were besieging the Beast of Revelation began retreating . The moment the Beast had released its power, Desir ordered everyone to fall back .
The marching soldiers could not help turning their heads towards the Beast, casting anxious glances at it .
The thunderbolts were continuously gathering and forming an enormous sphere . It was difficult to speculate what kind of power that sphere possessed .
Lightning strikes burst out from the source of light that shone like a miniature sun .
It was a sight that was reminiscent of the end of the century .
“How is he going to stop that by himself… ”
The majority of the people there had similar thoughts .
It had already been proven that Desir’s skills left no room for doubt, but they could not see how he would be able to stop it by himself .
Just when many of them were in despair, something changed at the silver tower .
Innumerable symbols appeared at the spot where a strange spell array was unfolding .
And in time, the light formed into something .
“… A bow?”
The moment everyone’s attention was focused on someone’s mumble, the Beast of Revelation began to move .
A sphere made out of thunderbolts distorted and was suddenly launched towards Desir at a tremendous speed .
As the thunderbolt, compressed to its limit, was shot, Pittsburgh, which had been immersed in darkness, became covered with dazzling light .
The thunderbolts became a wave and swallowed up everything in its path .
The soldiers, unable to do anything other than watch, were frozen with fear .
However, Desir calmly looked at the disaster coming in and spoke indifferently .
[Arrow of Destruction]
At that moment, an arrow of light shot out from the bow that had formed in front of Desir .
A roaring sound resonated almost at the same time .
The arrow that was shot, which seemed as if it were capable of dividing the world, created a red line from which a red flame rose up from .
Everything that touched the flame disappeared without a trace .
The waves of thunderbolts were no exception .
The humans were in disbelief .
The blazing red flames devoured the waves of lightning .
The enormous thunderbolts lost their form and disappeared in the heat of the red flames that rose from the arrow .
The heart of the enormous wave of thunderbolts was dispersing .
The arrow continued through and pierced the Beast of Revelation .
The moment the arrow pierced through the Beast, an enormous pillar of flame soared up from where it landed .
A burning heat blanketed all of Pittsburgh .
“My god… ”
Someone mumbled .
Everyone who was watching this sight felt the same way . All the people busy retreating stopped in place and were not able to take their eyes off the overwhelming sight .
Desir’s spell was clearly beyond the Seventh-Circle, a level considered to be the highest tier that humans could reach .
“With this… … ”
“It may be possible . ”
It was not long before the heat gradually subsided and the flames disappeared .
Amid the thick clouds of smoke, humans truly wished for a sight of nothingness .
[Time and time again, you don’t let me down . ]
The low-pitched voice penetrating their mind destroyed their hope .
[But again, it was not enough . ]
The Beast of Revelation, now reduced to half its original size, appeared amid the flames that were subsiding .
The mythical monster could not be stopped even though Desir showed miraculous power beyond the limits of humans .
“… … It’s over . ”
The high hopes of the humans collapsed and they were struck with even greater despair .
It was a long battle indeed .
The Beast of Revelation began approaching the silver tower in order to end the battle .
However, not long after, it was stopped .
Its astonished thought resonated .
[What… … !]
The light gathered once again and formed a bow at the top of the tower .
A huge pillar of flames soared and a scream-like roar erupted almost simultaneously .
At the top of the silver tower .
Desir spoke as he watched the Beast of Revelation let out a piercing scream .
“If that wasn’t enough, I’ll just shoot again . ”
An arrow was shot from his hand once more .
Arrow of Destruction was a spell that used the energy of the sun, the largest source of energy in the world .
As long as there was a sun, it was possible to use its infinite power over and over again .
The light in Pittsburgh dimmed once again as Desir harnessed the entirety of it .
The sound of explosions did not stop .
With each arrow fired, another pillar of flame soared and shattered the sky .
The size of the Beast of Revelation gradually decreased due to the incredible heat that burnt even the thunderbolts .
A mythical monster .
A mythical being that destroyed innumerable civilizations was being ravaged by a single human being .
‘There are two ways to destroy the Arrow of Destruction . ’
The first method was to invert the spell technique itself, the very core of the Arrow of Destruction . In his previous life, Desir and his comrades had done just that when they fought Bhromier Napolitan, pressuring the dragon to give Desir the time necessary .
However, this was only possible because it was Desir who did it . Therefore, it was an impossible choice for the Beast of Revelation .
The second method was quite simple . One only had to kill the magician who was arranging the spell .
Killing Desir, the person arranging the spell, or destroying the tower itself, which was being used to sustain the spell, would end it .
This second method was much simpler relative to the first method .
‘But . ’
A tail made out of thunderbolts fired, penetrating the pillar of flames accompanied by the sound of thunder .
However, it was unable to reach Desir .
The thunderbolt tail gradually disintegrated and soon disappeared as if it had evaporated .
‘That should be impossible as well . ’
With the projectile stopped and the fire beginning to clear up, a melted down, pitch-black, gigantic figure revealed itself . It had suffered so much that it was unable to maintain its Origin Form any longer .
It had consumed most of its mana and no longer had any power to attack .
“This is the end . ”
Right before the arrow was shot, the Beast and Desir exchanged glances .
It was a moment of tranquility .
The Beast of Revelation did not show further resistance; whether it had exhausted every option or not, it had admitted its defeat .
[In the end, I was the one who wasn’t good enough . ]
Its thought resonated once more, and Desir drew his bow .
* * *
Pittsburgh Palace .
There was a hollow cave thousands of feet below .
“That’s impossible . ”
Skull Mask’s mumbling echoed in the cave .
The cave had been retrofitted, installed with numerous test tubes and futuristic looking scientific tools, along with a plethora of artifacts . Spell arrays lined the inside of the cave, clearly archaic in arrangement .
Skull Mask was looking into a mirror, The Mirror That Holds Shadows, which had been moved from the central command room .
The inside of the cave shook, along with the sound of an explosion that could be heard even from deep underground .
That was all . Despite the great collision between the Beast of Revelation and Desir, this place was still unscathed .
After all, this was the power source .
This was the most important place in Divide . The most important place on the continent . Here, in this room, was the power source for all the towers he had constructed, the most necessary tool for fulfilling his purpose .
Skull Mask had strengthened the facility’s defense system by using all of the methods at his disposal, all to protect the source .
However, all of these measures were about to become meaningless .
Even if powerful defense systems were made, it would still be impossible to stop the Allied Forces if they attacked the cave directly .
Skull mask grumbled .
“How did they destroy the Beast of Revelation with technology from this era… ”
No matter how much Desir Arman had prepared, no one knew more about the Beast of Revelation than Skull Mask .
He had delayed his plan, despite it nearing fruition, in order to dispose of his enemies once and for all .
“Desir Arman… … ”
However, Desir surpassed all expectations . Even though he included Desir as an unpredictable variable, capable of defeating Dadenewt and pulling off other impossible feats, the Allied Forces shouldn’t have been capable of defeating the Beast .
The Mirror That Holds Shadows informed him that two fleets were approaching Pittsburgh .
‘The Master of the Magic Tower, the Saint, and the King of the North?’
The situation was becoming worse and worse . He was already overwhelmed with just the people in Pittsburgh, but he would soon need to contend with the strongest people on the continent .
It was now impossible to stop them with Divide’s army .
This was made even harder because Brepon, the commander-in-chief, had even been turned against him . Divide was no longer on his side .
Skull Mask did not think that it would be possible to confront all of Divide’s army and the Allied Forces, no matter how strong he was .
The power source had to be protected at all costs . If he could not win by fighting, he had to run away and plan for the future .
Desir Arman .
If only Desir was gone, there would be no one to stop his plan .
Though it would be nice if he could immediately eliminate him, Skull Mask, an immortal, had another way .
Even Desir would not be able to overcome the passage of time as long as he was a human being . All Skull Mask had to do was wait for him to die of old age and start planning once again .
However, Skull Mask did not choose to do so .
He held an intense grudge .
Skull Mask had never felt such an intense hatred during his long life .
He had abandoned all of his personal feelings, in order to walk the path that would fulfill the will of the Goddess .
But not now .
“I will kill you right here without fail . ”
Skull Mask stood up with determination . He strode towards the power source .
He put his hand on it . His crazy eyes lit up in the darkness .
The spell arrays shone faintly inside the cave .
Someone’s shadow appeared behind Skull Mask .
Chapter brought to you by The Patrons .
QC: Dr Lock