The Executed Sage Reincarnates as a Lich and Begins a War of Aggression - 288-28. The Wise Swear in the Blue Sky
- The Executed Sage Reincarnates as a Lich and Begins a War of Aggression
- 288-28. The Wise Swear in the Blue Sky
After a violent escape, Grom captures Kenny and Lana.
He also summoned Druda and gave her a lecture.
It seemed to be going on too long, so I decided to continue my walk alone.
Grom was showing signs that he wanted me to leave, so that should be no problem.
For some reason he didn’t want me to see him preaching.
I walked aimlessly down the corridor.
A subordinate stopped to thank me as I passed him.
In response, I walked up the stairs.
I found myself on the balcony of my private quarters.
The sunlight was warm.
I take in the view from there.
A rich cityscape stretched to the end of the horizon.
It was the result of five hundred years of work by the Demon Lord’s army.
(It’s a strange feeling, like it’s been a long time or a short time ……)
There has been no major conflict in this land since the day I annihilated it with a horde of undead.
It has continued to develop.
Looking back, I’m deeply moved.
The path I have taken has not been a laudable one.
I was the world’s worst demon lord and the one who created a divided world.
Now, most of humanity doesn’t even know how it works.
I have changed the premise of the world forever.
I think that is the greatest sin of all.
I’ve decided to live with my sin.
I have not wavered in my resolve to bear the infamy.
I would become even more outrageous in the future if the need arose.
I monologue as I look out over the bright city.
‘I became the Demon Lord and created this era. I wonder what you would think if you saw it.
He would give a partial affirmation and then confront me.
He would neither confirm nor deny everything.
It’s not a one-sided way of thinking.
She and I are the people who understand each other best, but at the same time, we have incompatible ideas.
We both wanted peace, but we differed in our ideals and expectations for humanity.
(I wonder what the future would have been like if she had won that time.
It is only a fantasy, but I still imagine it.
Will the world without a Demon Lord and heroes recover from the chaos and aim for true peace?
Before that, wars will start all over the world.
Humans will fight for the rights of the Demon Lord’s army.
New heroes and demon lords may be born in the fighting.
Then history will repeat itself.
She was willing to allow the world to fall as a result of the conflict.
For better or worse, she wanted the world to grow as it was.
For five hundred years, I’ve thought about peace.
For five hundred years, I have thought about peace, and I am still exploring the possibility of a violent attempt to divide the world.
The various experiences I have had have made me somewhat more flexible in my thinking.
I don’t entirely sympathize with his argument, but I think I understand it to a certain extent.
At least, I can accept it more logically than I did then.
The best solution to peace has not yet been found.
I was going to keep looking for it.
That would be my atonement or my destiny.
The will of the world rejected the evil of the Demon Lord.
But I overcame that compulsion and now I reign wickedly.
Then all I can do is solemnly carry out what must be done.
There was no need for personal feelings or doubts.
The only thing to do is to become a structure and serve as a mediator.
I look up at the shining sun.
I held up one hand and slowly closed my fingers as if to grasp it.
‘I will forever threaten and protect the world. I will seek a peace that surpasses yours.
I, once a wise man, vow.
The words, unheard, faded into the blue sky.