Rock Jungle, as its name implies, is a dense forest dotted with many varieties of rocks of varying sizes .
It is a region near the bridge that connects the human continent and the demon continent, the Mϋtich Bridge, and an area where only one type of species of demons exist .
In that dense, rocky forest, a small bird from the sky came flying through the gaps of that rocky forest, then lowering its speed, it stopped at a certain place .
That place is on the shoulder of a certain person, and as if whispering something, the bird moved its beak towards the person’s ear .
“……finally found it? I sssee . ”
The name of the man who spoke was Tekkil Scissor . Xaos Cruel Division rank 3 .
He was caught by the previous Demon Lord Avoros a while ago and was deprived of liberty . But there was a person who helped him . That is……
“I knew I made the right choice of asking you . ”
Floating up with a manly smile toward Tekkil was Judom Lankars . He is the Guild Master of [Human country · Victorias] who saved Tekkil when he was captured and imprisoned .
“So, what will you do from now?”
The person who raised the question is the second princess of Victorias, Faara . She had been sleeping for a long time due to the failure of the hero summoning, but suddenly woke up when Avoros took over Victorias and saved by Judom at that time . Now they are both acting together .
“I identity has been compromised, so first of all, I have to establish contact with the others, right?”
“That’s right, but if it’s true, they should have found out sooner…”
“Well, it has become like that . What was the name mentioned by that fortune-teller woman again?”
“[Hero] was it? Wait, is that wrong? Shouldn’t it be Heroes?”
They encountered a woman named Maricris · Blue Note and, thanks to her, they escaped Avoros’ hands, and Tekkil was rescued, too .
In addition, according to her, if it is to save the [Human Continent], she seems to have left some meaningful words to a certain “friend” – a boy, and then left . The boy was called [Hero], but it was actually about Hiiro .
“Although I gathered information on the [hero] all over the world with my magic, whether it was a hero of valor or a great person, it was a bit of a challenge that I could not get to himself . It’s like the name was wrong from the ssstart . ”
Tekkil decided to become a helping hand to Judom who was his savior and looked for that person .
However, just from the term [Hero], which is vague as it is, it was too hard to reach the correct answer as it may refer to the present heroes, past heroes, or a middle-aged man of a similar name for all that matters .
Then, Tekkil met a middle-aged man with a name that somewhat resembled that [hero], and from that he thought that it could possibly be a name of a boy that was twisted around .
As a result, he investigated the existence of a boy whose name was similar to [Hero], predominantly around the human continent . Upon searching in the villages and towns of various places, a name had become a little matter of concern was identified .
That is the name HIIRO . When he heard that name, Tekkil remembered the boy he met in the past .
He also introduced himself as Hiiro . Although he was a boy with an unfriendly and arrogant attitude, aside from his degree of stubbornness that does not bend to anyone, he had an unyielding heart that would never break .
He was a very interesting and amusing boy, although they were only together for a short time . However, his intuition told Tekkil, [Hero] is all about Hiiro .
He told Judom the characteristics of Hiiro, and to his surprise, he said he also knew about the boy .
That he was from a different world and came into this world accidently by getting involved in the Hero summoning . And that Hiiro went to the meeting place to help the Maou and saved her brilliantly .
Also, Judom was also informed that he repelled the Beast King’s attacks easily . The more they talked about it, Judom began to think that he was the boy he was looking for .
Judom also wanted to see the boy again . When Judom said that he was the rumored central figure that formed the alliance between Gabranth and Evila, it left Tekkil stunned .
When he got informed that he defeated beast king Leowald in the battle, he strongly thought that that boy was the person whom they were looking for tirelessly .
Originally, Tekkil would like to inform the demon king that he was still safe right now, and if he wanted to find Hiiro, Tekkil gave directions to Judom to head towards the Demon Continent .
Actually, in the past few days, he noticed that Avoros’ underlings have been searching for Judom’s whereabouts . He may be safe in that shed, but it was still just a temporary measure .
Judom gathered acquaintances among adventurers and made hiding places in various locations, but those people crushed most of them .
Having judged that he will be found sooner or later if this continues, he decided to move . Fortunately, with Tekkil’s surveillance, he was able to enhance his vigilance in the surroundings .
Of course, there is also a risk of moving around . However, because they actually possess several hideouts, they talked with each other and decided that it was better to move about even in this chaos .
So, Judom left the hideout toward a person ranked SSS as himself, the reliable Tenduk, and headed to the Demon Continent with Tekkil and Faara .
Tekkil had already grasped the information that Hiiro was in the Demon Continent . Until a while ago, there was information that he was in the [Beast kingdom · Pasion], but it seems that Hiiro was able to transfer back and forth between the two countries .
Now, he got information that he is practicing in a place within the Demon Continent, in Tekkil’s country of origin, [Demon Capital · Xaos] .
As he traced the location of Hiiro, it appeared that it seemed to be in the [Raohrb Desert] . According to the small birds that came back earlier, they finally got the information that they discovered the appearance of Hiiro in the desert .
Tekkil also heard the fact that they were saying things like returning to the [Demon Capital] .
“Anyway, we have finally caught his tail, and the place is just right, it is [Xaos] . I just hope we can give our greetings to her majesty, and everything works out as desssired . ”
“[Xaos] , huh . . . . . . How many years have passed since then?”
“Oh, has Judom been there?”
Faara seemed intrigued .
“Well, I went plenty in old days . I mean, it was not in a friendly meaning, as in the old days, the world was far more chaotic than ever . There were plenty of quests for the subjugation of Evila and Gabranth, and I was also a young adventurer and hot-blooded, hence I went hunting with great expectations of earning fame and money . ”
Judom reminisced the old days with distant eyes .
“And you ended up running away from Aquinas who would have cut you into pieccces at that time, did you not?”
“You…you sure are great at putting salt on people’s wounds . ”
As Tekkil said in a smug fashion, Judom looked away, embarrassed .
“Eh? Judom-sama was defeated?”
“Well, well, Judom-san was not that strong from the beginning, and was still full of youthful follies . That time, he challenged Aquinas who already had the title of the ssstrongest Evila, and was beautifully treated as rubbish waste . ”
“Hey you, that wasn’t it! And also, what folly are you talking about in my part!”
“Ahaha, wasn’t that great for you? , With that one loss, Judom-san came to know how vast this world was, and from then on, he trained himself desperately, acquiring the title of << Impact King >>, a title so fearsome that it can even make a crying child ssshut up . ”
“…Was that sarcasm?”
“Huh? What part?”
“Because, such a man is now running away and hiding . ”
Feeling displeased, Judom shook his head, and leaks a sigh .
“Well, that essscape is also the first step towards glory . Be patient . ”
“It is also as he said! Judom-sama can shine even more once again!”
When Judom saw two faces blossoming into smiles, he became speechless first, but broke into a smile incidentally,
“……Well then, shall we take that first step? ”
Then, he came out from the shade of the rocks, catching the dazzling sunlight with his whole body .
“Hiiro Okamura, is it…I thought that youngster with a red robe does not resemble anything like a hero anyhow . ”
Judom was reminded of his best friend whom he had not met for quite a long time .
“Rudolph, who summoned the heroes, became a hand of the demon lord, and the ordinary boy who parted with them has become a hero . Quite ironic . ”
If King Rudolph had captured Hiiro, perhaps the situation would have changed . But he is already gone .
The important thing was about to happen . Looking forward to seeing the boy whom he met at that time, Judom’s expression, looking at the future, had already become bright .
A few days after Judom’s departure for [Demon Capital · Xaos], Avoros, the current human king finally woke up and was listening to the information provided by his subordinates in the
where he was idling for a month .
“Hmmm, that Judom Lankars . ”
Though he already knew about Judom’s planned escape and Tekkil’s desertion and their wonderful success, his manner of speaking was as if he did not care about them at all .
“Well, does it really matter? Though Tekkil could certainly be a good pawn for me too, I have Territorial who is his teacher and can also take advantage of him if I force him to do so, if I feel like it . ”
Upon Listening to those words, Valkiria Series 05 next to him lowered her head .
“Another thing, while tracing Judom · Lankars’ s whereabouts, there is information going around that he has been cooperating with Tekkil · Scissor all this time . . . ”
“He probably was . Tekkil is a specialist who moves secretly, and manipulating information is his strong point too . So, who was it again… ah, Kainavi and Bijohnny are chasing them, right?”
“Yes, they are . ”
“Hmm, was the choice of personnel a mistake? If searching for people, are not Kirz and the others better?”
“They have other work to do . ”
“Is that so? Never mind . Rather that Judom, the world is more important…don’t you think?”
“Certainly . ”
Again Valkiriya Series 05 gently bowed her head . Avoros then stood up from the throne and gave a nice smile .
“Now then, shall I declare it once again . . . . to everyone who lives in this world?”
Avoros’ pupils shine dangerously .