Emptying out the bowl, She was bathed in a golden nimbus. The blessing from the nectar making her more beautiful than ever.
“Valenor, are you ready for dessert?”
“Dessert? I’m already full.…”
“Don’t worry, they aren’t very filling.”
Alpeon went ahead and opened the trap door which connected the to underground area. However the hole was only enough for one Void Scuttle to pass at the time and Valenor definitely needed more to be satisfied. Still carrying her on my shoulders, I jumped to the underground chamber.
“It’s pretty dark in here, is this where you were planning on spending our first night?”
“Not exactly, stop joking around, think of this like a game with a bunch of food lying around.”
“Lets go! Munch time!”
Tudududuk duduk dudu
There are tons of void scuttles surrounding us, but they hesitated to approach because of Valerno’s intimidating aura.
“ Hmm, shall I burp because I am too full?”
A rumbling of dark red fire appeared in her mouth.
I cast out a meteor, widening the AoE as much as possible. I had to at least get some damage in if I wanted a share of the experience.
Although her breath in human form carried only 1/30 of its maximum damage, it was after all still a Dragon’s Breath. The Scuttles that has gathered before us had all been burnt to ashes and our experience was steadily growing.
After four days of enjoying the slaughter alongside Valenor, we had almost completely cleared out the infestation from this floor.
“Johra we’ve run out of dessert.”
“The critters have indeed disappeared, Valenor is so awesome!”
As praise I decided to slap her butt with my bare hands.
“Uhm… what was the meaning of that act just now?”
“It means you’ve done a good job!”
I felt a bit guilty because I was lying to her, but I didn’t want my head to be burnt off.
Oh is it like that? And here I expected it was some sort of naughty behavior, if it’s a praise then I’m happy.
‘If I hadn’t made up that excuse I would definitely get scolded.’
Despite not having any sweat glands my back still broke out in cold sweats.
“Since we didn’t completely exterminate them, I hope their population can replenish.”
“They were indeed tasty snacks.”
We climbed out, still carrying her on my shoulders. As we exited the termite mound, the sun was shining bright and the temperature was quite hot.
“The sun is quite strong today, Johra.”
“Yea, still those dwarves and insects are hard at work, it seems like we will soon have our completed palace.
Valenor resumed her dragon form and lowered her head, asking to go for a ride.
“Ah, did you want to get a bird’s eye view?
It was indeed quite the breathtaking sight, seeing such a large construction from all the way up here. The Asmodians’ dwellings had already been completed and they had already been assigned their homes.
“The dwarven stone masons seem to quite diligent.”
“It is because of the King’s proper instructions.”
Valenor responded gently.
“Valenor, what do you think about going for a ride around the world?”
“A honeymoon? Sure sounds good, hold on tight!”
I was intending for a casual joy ride but Valenor took off before I could finish my thought.
Everything looked small when you were 10,000 meters in the air, and I had calculated that her maximum speed was somewhere between 700~800 km/h. After about 14 hours of flying to the West, we arrived to the end of the continent which was about 1,2000 km from the Pit.
“How are you feeling? This is one end of the continent.”
I was curious whether this world was also round like Earth.
“Valenor, is it possible to keep going?”
“Well… sure but then we’d arrive at the end of the world.”
“What’s the end of the world?”
“I’ve only heard rumours about it, most are too afraid to venture out so far.”
“Let’s go take a look then!”
After 24 hours of flying over nothing but water, we arrived at a new land.
“What, why is the some land over here?”
I was surprised that Valenor had never flown this far out. This will probably be known as the New World.
‘Gnoss, is this a new continent?’
‘What? Oh, right. This is a continent that has long been forgotten by history. There used to be a great civilization that occupied these lands, but they were destroyed by the war to end all wars.
“Hm, huge war…we’ll talk more about this later.”
“Valenor, we’ve probably discovered a new continent so let’s explore some more!”
“New continent? Great, let’s fly until the end of the world!”
The technology of this new world seemed severely lacking. As we flew past we didn’t spot a single city, only hunter gatherer tribes. Although we did spot some ancient civilizations, they were all in ruins, having long been abandoned. Some consisted of large megalithic stone much like Stonehenge in my previous life, making me curious.
“Do you want to take a look at those ruins?”
“Sure, but let’s come back another time. Today’s mission is to find the end of the world!”
“By the way are you feeling hungry Valenor?”
“Mm, I’ll be fine if we just take a small break.”
She landed in the grasslands below and we lied down together.
“Being a dragon is quite convenient, you only require the mana flowing from the earth to satiate your hunger.”
“Well, you don’t even need to eat or drink, but you’re right, it doesn’t sound as cool as absorbing mana from the ground.” Valenor countered.
‘Right, it’s not the first time that I’ve completely forgotten that my body is an undead. Since I’ve become an ArchLich it’s been happening more and more, am I showing signs of dementia like Gartmat’s mayor?’
It just thinking about it brought back memories of the Mayor of Gartmar, Kishande and all the other adventurers.
‘Are they all doing well? I wonder if I will have time to visit them like I promised.’
Lying down comfortably in the grass and staring up at the night sky, I took the time to observe my Status page.
Name: Chompy (Johra)
Race: Golden ArchLich/ Undead
Attack: 5111 (+2499)
Defense: 3454 (+2)
✧ Unique Skills
[Resurrection Lv 1] [Night Vision Lv1] [Magic Chanting Max] [Fire Shock Max] [Lesser Slow Max] [Fireball LvMax] [Acid Resistance Lv2] [Identification Lv1] [Sage’s Wisdom Lv2] [Weapon Enchant Lv4] [Armor Enchant Lv3] [Sunlight Resistance Lv3] [Inferno LvMax] [Water Sphere Lv4] [Necromancy Lv7] [Lifesteal LvMax] [MP Regeneration Lv3] [Corpse Explosion LvMax] [Possession Lv1] [Stun Resistance Lv7] [Lightning resistance Lv7] [Telepathy Lv1] [Mind Reading Lv1] [Spiritual Connection Lv1] [Death Stare LvMax] [Gravity Control Lv7] [Physical Immunity Lv4] [Creation Magic lv1] [Meteor Lv7] [Flame Mastery Lv5] [Chain Lightning Lv8] [Multi Spell Lv7] [Ghost Lv2] [Silent chanting Lv5] [Multiple Death Stare Lv2] [Life Vessel]
✧ Titles (Active)
[Wizard of the Pit] [Master of Magma Hall]
✧ Titles (Inactive)
[Rat Trapper] [Hit-and-Run] [Savior Lv4] [Coldhearted Lv4] [Dragon Slayer Lv1] [Ant Exterminator Lv14] [Spider’s Bane Lv3] [Giant Killer Lv2] [Scuttles’ Grief Lv9] [Goblin’s Slaughterer Lv6]
[Avatar (Warrior) Lv1]
✧ Creation Spells
[Teleport Lv3] [Levitation Lv2] [Summon Skeletal Mage Lv5]
‘Hm… my number of spells hasn’t been growing much these days. I’m not sure your Creation Magic was worth losing my Magic Research.’
‘Oh… is it so? Yea, I guess it was indeed a very powerful skill so it might not have been ideal, sorry.’
‘Gnoss do you know of anyway to retrieve my Magic Research skill?’
‘I don’t know much about Magic Research. My specialty lies more on the creation of entirely new magic, sorry Johra.’
I felt it was a pity to have lost Magic Research which held such long term benefits. Of course Creation Magic was very flexible and powerful in the short term so it had its pros and cons.
‘Should I take a look at my wife’s page?’
Race: Platinum Dragon / Dragon
✧ Unique Skills
[Dragon’s Breath Lv5] [Flying LvMax] [The Lost Mantra Lv5] [Magic Cleanse Lv7] [Physical Resistance Lv9] [Magic Resistance Lv9] [Dragon’s Roar Lv3] [Polymorph Lv6] [Potential Lv5] [Summon Hellbringer] [Telepathy Lv1] [Self-Gravity Lv3]
[Dwarves’ Disaster] [The Lord’s Wife] [Scuttles’ Grief Lv3]
‘Hmm… what a wonderful title, The Lord’s Wife. ’
After looking at her stats I was still amazed at her raw power. Also her new skill Self-Gravity was probably obtained while drinking the World’s nectar. Controlling her own weight could be a powerful spell considering her already enormous mass.
“Aren’t the stars beautiful tonight Valenor?”
“Do you like them? I think you are brighter than them though.”
Despite the darkness, I could see her face turn red after saying that. I stretched my arm out to stroke her gorgeous mane.
Ehh ehhh ehh Chhi!
She let out a cute sound that didn’t quite match up with her large frame. Releasing a mini-breath which lightly burned the forest before us.
“Oh the power of your sneeze is less dangerous than I expected.”
“… are you disappointed?”
“Not at all, it’s adorable.”
“Calling a Dragon’s Breath adorable, you must be the only person in the world.”
“Still, it was cute.”
“ Oh okay”
Valenor laid back comfortable and slept peacefully until dawn.
“Time to find the end of the world!”
After 20 or so hours of flying we had arrived at the coast line of the new continent.
“It’s the end of the new world!”
“Yup, looks like it’s another trip across the sea for us!”
After another 30 hours of travel we spotted another piece of land.
“Johra, that’s the East coast of our homeland! I remembered having travelled here in the past. How is this possible?”
“Haha silly Valenor, it’s because the world is round!”
“Round? Isn’t there supposed to be some ending?”
“Nope, and we’re probably the first to have done the turn of the world!”
‘Dream on, this Supreme sage has of course done the turn of the globe.’
‘Go back to sleep you useless Gnoss, couldn’t you have told me that before?’
It took us about 90 hours of flight to do the turn of the planet, which represented about 60,000 km. This meant that this world was slightly larger than my previous life’s Earth.
When we returned to the Pit, we indulged ourselves in some more nectar before proceeding to hunt more Void Scuttles. By further exploring the area, we found that there were much more than simply one floor and were currently alternating between 4 levels. When we had almost wiped out all the critters on one floor, we would move on to the next one, leaving time for them to repopulate.
“Lord, your Palace has finally been completed.”
It had taken them a little more than a month of hard work, but the dwarves and insects had completed their task.
“You dwarves have done a splendid job, and will properly be rewarded in platinum.”
“It was nothing Lord, we are honored to have worked on such an extravagant project.”
After trying to refuse several times, they ended up accepting my wagons of platinum. However, once they arrived back home in the Wetheros Mountains, they spoke to their King Inor and he sent back armor and weapons of the highest quality to arm my Asmodians and insects.
‘Lord, the Elf expedition has begun to move out.’
I finally received my confirmation from Jenna who had been keeping an eye on them this whole time.
‘Where are they right now?’
‘They are marching along the plains, about two days out.’
‘Good job, keep tracking them and don’t engage.’
“Valenor, are you ready to go on a little trip?’
“Sure, but do we have to go walking again?”
Recently I had opted to walk as my preferred method of transportation, as it was difficult to communicated when I was covered in ice. However today we would be flying.
“We’ll fly and you’ll have to stay high in the air to avoid detection.”
“Great! My body has been getting a bit stiff and I needed a workout! Polymorph!”
I climbed up behind her head and she soared up into the sky, up to 20,000 meters high. The air was too thin for most creatures at such an attitude, but luckily I didn’t need to breathe and as a Dragon, Valenor was hardly affected by these low levels of oxygen.
“What direction should we go?”
“Let’s head to the plains, there should be an encampment there.”
“Is it the Elves?”
“Then let’s go Johra!”
After some time we arrived above their camp, at 20,000 meters distance they were unable to spot us.
“Shall I burn them all?”
“That won’t be necessary, I have a more interesting idea in mind.”