It was the center of a vast lake.
The surface of the water that reflected the vague moonlight acted as a natural magic circle, creating a ward to repel the demons.
It was the Holy Lake. At the center of this crystal-clear lake was the fortress city of the humans, the royal capital Gailladite.
It's a bit different from that city of the magical age. The solid walls that encircle the city are in tatters and have many holes in them.
The house you can see beyond the gate is also dirty, and the outer walls and roof are damaged. ＜There were several traces of emergency repairs made with white stones made by the Creative Architecture (Ibis).
''Wow! It's Gaillardite!
...different... from the usual...
Eleanor and Zesia gaze across the gate, watching with some amusement.
'Hmm. Looks like you made it here in one piece.''
in his hand fell to pieces and weathered.
Misha stared at it.
''What? Once you go back in time, it's easy to return to the original time.
Ray walks up to me.
'From the look of the city, it looks like it must have been two thousand years ago, but when was that?'
Building the wall, a little after I reincarnated.
Misha and Sasha turn their demon eyes in Dillhade's direction.
''........or rather, the wall you built, it's extraordinary.......''
Sasha said in a muttered voice.
'The aftermath of the magic is reaching this far.
Misha blinks her eyes in surprise.
'I don't even want to go to the border with something like that.
''Otherwise, the people of this era cannot be separated. That said, though, there are some demons from two thousand years ago who can cross the wall.
Those who possess strong magic, as Melhayth did, can cross the barrier of the Four Realms, just as Melhayth did.
'What brought you to Gailladite?
Sasha, who had been gazing towards the border, turned around, her blonde twin-tails swaying softly.
''After I build the wall in Delzogade, the great spirit Reno should be returning to Ahartheln. Singh will accompany him at my command.
'Oh, I see. Come to think of it, you said that the Ahartheln of this era is in Lake Saint Ming.
Sasha says, sounding convinced.
It's a good thing that you're not the only one. I'm sure he won't be able to get past the barrier, so he won't be able to return until some time later. It should be right about now.
Is he already back? Or maybe he's on his way back now.
Let's go to Ahartheln and find out.
Does the evil eye of Anos not know where you are?
''In this time period, various demons and humans are looking at various places with their magical eyes. There is a lot of magic that can interfere with that. Of course, it's not that I can't see them if I try to, but there's a risk that they might notice that it's my magic.
Sasha makes a hastily realized expression.
''The Demon King of Tyranny should have died and reincarnated, so...?
If someone finds themselves alive, this past will be completely different from the original one.
Well, this time, no matter what you do in the past, what you do in the past won't change the history of the present that we were in, right?
Sasha asks to confirm.
'Ah. The gods who control time have an order that determines the past as the past. When the magical effect of the Revalon expires and we return to the present day, the order of time will be activated and the changed past will be restored. Small things, though, may remain the same. So no matter what we did 2,000 years ago, it will have no effect on the present.
However, the possibility of a tyrannical demon king living in this past would be a completely different story from the original one. Then we may never know what happened to Reno, Shin and Misa.
''However, it's not all a coincidence, because it's probably a plot by the god race. If they don't do anything too badly, they'll act so that the Great Spirit Avos Dilhevia is born.
Just avoid a major change in the past?
I nodded at Misha's question.
'That would make Anos the biggest problem, wouldn't it?
'I'm the body of a demon, and Eleonor hasn't been born yet. Of course, Misha, Sasha and Zesia aren't known by name in this era either. You can't influence the past without doing something fancy.
Oh, sure. If it's your magic, Anos, people will understand.
Eleonor held up his index finger.
''And your appearance isn't much different than it was two thousand years ago. I think the fact that you look exactly like the Demon King of Tyranny is also a problem, isn't it?
First, you'll have to use your magic to disguise the root of the problem.
As I said, Ray placed two fingers on my neck and deployed a magic circle.
It's not every person who can see through the concealment magic of the heroic canon, which is excellent at root magic.
It's a good idea to hide behind the 'phantom mimicry'
'If you stay still, I'm sure it won't be a problem, but if you use your magic near me, I'll be exposed to this era. You'd better be careful. As I recall, he should be back by now.
Is it a time when Jelga is trying to establish a brave academy and Kanon is opposed to it?
If the brave canon thought that Demon King Anos was alive, the past would be completely different.
''Hmm. I'll be careful. Also, I have one more piece of advice for you. ＜After the magical effect of the Revalon wears off, the past reverts back to normal. So whatever time we went back 2,000 years ago doesn't exist. But the memories will not disappear from us. It's the same with everything else. If you get hurt 2,000 years ago, you don't get hurt when you come back. There is a possibility of death. Be on your guard.
We can't change the past today.
But someone from the past can interfere and influence us.
And this is human territory.
If they know we are demons, they will attack us without question.
All right. Anyway, you just have to be careful not to change the past and try not to die.
Eleonor replied cheerfully.
'Tonight is a hazy moon.'
Misha stares at the moon overhead.
'Creating light blue candy?'
The current rumor of Ahartheln is, as I once mentioned, that at midnight, when the hazy moon is up, a mist drifts over the shores of Lake Seimei. If I release a light blue candy into it, a mischievous fairy will appear and guide me into the forest.
It's not like that changed right after I was reincarnated.
"Unfortunately, Titi is very picky about what she likes and doesn't like. I tried that 2,000 years ago and she didn't even bother with the magically created candy.
A light blue candy, maybe Seimei Ame? I'm pretty sure it's been around since this time, right?
Eleonor twisted his head, and Zesia smiled a little.
'One of my favorite........'
That's the one. There should be a stall out there. Let's go buy some.
＜Using the magic of
Ray had cast a cloaking spell on Misha, Sasha, and himself so that their magic power would appear to be human.
Lyna is a spirit, so it shouldn't be a problem.
We pass through the gates of the city walls and enter Gailladite.
Eleonor is about to say canon, and then hurriedly reiterates it.
Mr. Ray, do you remember which stall they sell it in?
It should be straight down the street in this traffic.
People were coming and going around.
The city has endured many attacks by the demon tribe many times and is in desolation, but the people are lively and smiling.
Even though it's night, there are many shops open and many stalls lined up.
''........it looks like they're back, after all.......''
''Hmm. So it's a triumphant celebration of a brave man defeating a demon king.''
It is no wonder that humans have a cheerful expression on their faces.
In this era, we used to see only sadness, fear, and hatred on their faces, but they seemed to be having a lot of fun.
What's so much fun about seeing the faces of people who are happy that you beat them?
I look back at her and Misha explains.
'She was smiling,'
Did he look like he was having that much fun?
I guess it's worth it.
Yeah. Hmm. I don't like it, but...
Sasha gave a sharp look at the humans who were laughing happily.
They appeared to be uncomfortable with the fact that she was happy that she had defeated the Demon King.
''Ah. The Seimei candy stall, I saw it over there.''
Do you have enough for Zecia to eat...?
Yeah, yeah, I'll get you some.
Eleonor was about to head to the stall and stopped dead in his tracks.
'Come to think of it, I didn't have any money, did I?
A few gold coins flew magically to Eleonor, who turned around.
'I brought some from the treasury. They are the currency of this era.
Wow. You're going to be blessed.
Eleonor joined hands with Zesia and headed for the stall.
''Good evening. Uncle, I'd like to buy some Seimei candy.''
Hey, every time. How many?
Eleonor counts his fingers.
'Let's see, Anos-kun, Misha-chan, Sasha-chan do you have ten?'
Okay. Just in time for the last one. I'll throw one on top.
Wow. Uncle Dan, you're so bold. Thank you!
Eleonor hands me a gold coin and receives the change and ten pieces of Seimei candy. They are spherical candies on the end of a stick and are quite large.
Although the claim is that they are holy candies made of holy water, of course they are not made of holy water because they cannot be used as food.
See, there it is. Here it is, the holy water candy.
He sounded happy.
If you look, a woman in a jade-colored dress runs up to you. She had hair as clear as a lake and amber eyes.
It was the Great Spirit Reno. The six feathers on her back are hidden, probably because she hasn't revealed her true body.
Behind him, there was a demon tribe with a swordsman's gaze shining. He is wearing a familiar mask.
''Reno. Please do not get more than five meters away from me. There's a risk that you won't be able to deal with the enemy if they attack you.
Turning around, Reno turned around and said to the masked man.
'Then come running with me. If we sell out, it's Shin's fault.
'The more you run, the more distracted you will be. The speed at which you walk is appropriate to deal with any enemy.
It's Gaillardite. I don't have any enemies in this place.
Be on your guard.
The man shifts his mask slightly and directs a steely gaze at his surroundings.
The white hair and pigmentless eyes that peeked out were indeed Shin Reglia's own.
It's a good idea to have a person with tremendous magical power lurking around here. I'm sure he's quite skilled, given that he has no reaction to the evil eye.
Hmm. The magic power is supposed to be completely hidden by the secret magic power (Nazira).
The fact that they can sense it from a sign without the evil eye is just as expected of Shin.
Well, I can't tell you the exact location.
I'm not going to take off my mask. You can't take off your mask, because it would be a disaster if people found out that you are a demon race.
'Don't worry. Because the moment you turn against me, your neck and torso will be saying goodbye forever.
Huh, Reno sighed grandly.
'Yiyan, stick to Singh more.
Then the eyes of the mask glowed and attached to Shin.
His magic power was completely hidden.
The one called Yiyan was probably a masked spirit.
''Don't slay the humans. The only enemies are the god race now. Even that might not show up anymore.''
I won't cut you down if you don't want to harm me.
But it's all right. But that's okay. It's Ahartheln already.
Reno came to the stall and said to the owner.
''Good evening. Give me a piece of Seimei candy.''
Oh, I'm sorry, little girl. It's all sold out today.
Okay. Come back tomorrow.
Reno stood there with a depressed look on his face.
'Titi was looking forward to it...'
'You can't help what you don't have. I'll go.
Miffed, Reno glares at Singh.
'If Singh had run, I could have bought it.
I'm sorry, sir. I'm sorry, sir, but my security detail has taken precedence over your duties.
'I'm just going for a little run...'
I'm sorry, sir. I'm sorry, sir, but my security detail has taken precedence over your duties.
There's no island to get to.
Reno bit his lip and pouted and turned away.
Then he kicked the ground lightly, as if to vent his anger, which had no place to go.
Stupid, stupid Singh...!
After thinking about it for a while, Shin said after a long moment, as if he was at a loss for words to reply.
'I'm sorry. I have given priority to the assignment of guards.'
Singh repeated, like a broken magic doll.
'Quite the contrary, I see you've gotten along well on the road.
Sasha is standing next to me with a look on her face that doesn't make sense.
It is not often that you say the same word twice when the answer is still the same. That's three times. Once you explain it, the next time you don't say a word, that's the man.
Sasha still has an expression on her face that she doesn't understand the meaning of.
Zecia, who walked along, holds out two bottles of Seimei candy to Reno.
''Eh.........? But it's your daughter's, right?
"...there's a lot of Xeshia...
Eleonor lined up next to Zesia and smiled smugly.
'It's okay. I got it as a bonus, but I can't eat it all.'
Oh, here you go. I'll give you some of those cookies I got at Dillhade's. They're really good.
Reno places a packet of cookies in Zecia's palm.
''Thank you ... thank you ... thank you ...''
Thank you, too.
Is the fight over...?
Zesia looked at Reno and Singh in turn.
'Hmm. We're not fighting. Your sister and your brother, you know, they're good friends.'
Reno said with a smile.
Reno's smile tugged at Singh's cold words.
'Sin. You're good friends with me. It's an order. If you want to be my escort, I'll protect you properly.''
Yes, sir. I'm a good friend of hers.
Then, relieved, Zesia laughed.
'I'm glad we're so close.........'
Bye. Thanks for the candy.
Reno waved his hand and headed for the gates of Gailladite.
Behind him, Singh followed, giving him a guarded look.