The Magic Clock <Teru> showed 11:59:55
Heading towards the origin that Sasha and Misha had fixed their eyes on <Lebaido> invites them to the past.
The time is now 11:59:56 and the world turned white.
The floors, walls and ceiling everything went white.
A further 2 seconds of time pass and the clock stops.
This place is now isolated from the world.
“Did you come?”
The point of a silver sword appears and the empty space in front of my eyes was suddenly cut. It looks a bit like a curtain for an actor to enter the stage.
From just the tip you could think it was a sword but I know its actually a scythe.
“What….is that…….?” Sasha asks in a surprised voice.
“……..I cannot see the bottom of its magic…….” Misha adds.
Other than me this must be her first time meeting someone who’s power she couldn’t see the bottom of.
“Concentrate on your origins. The magic hasn’t fully formed yet. Besides, this guy isn’t someone you can take on.”
Enlarging the space that was cut a pair of hands wearing white gloves appear. Grasping the space they wrench it open further and a figure slowly appears.
It’s wearing a white robe with a hood and no matter how hard you stare with your demon eyes you won’t be able to see its face. Of course, it’s possible it doesn’t even have a face to begin with.
“Nee. Arnos, what is that……?” Sasha asks me again.
“Eugo Ra Raviaz the guardian deity of time. Simply put, its the god responsible for protecting and keeping the order and flow of time.”
“….Go…….God……..!?” Stunned, Sasha leaks the word.
“He’s here for business as a god. I’m going to greatly alter the past and he doesn’t forgive people that set out to do that.”
Eugo Ra Raviaz turns to look at me. After a moment it appears to recognise me and says.
A solemn voice shakes the air around it.
“Hou. This is the first time we’ve met where you’ve spoken.”
In 2000 years will even gods change?
Again Eugo Ra Raviaz emits a voice that shakes the air around it
“Fumu. If possible could you look the other way on this? Even though I’m changing the past I’m only saving one mazoku. Or you could say only one tragedy is disappearing from this world. Can’t a god allow this one thing?”
If you try to change the past with magic other supernatural powers will act to prevent it. The order of the world, the law of the world or simply providence. The guardian deity embodies all of it.
Eugo Ra Raviaz is here to remove the cause of whatever is trying to alter the past.
In other words, he’s here to kill the caster of <Lebaido>.
“Yare yare. Even after 2000 years you lot are as narrow-minded as ever. You don’t like people stepping on your speciality. You don’t permit anyone other than gods to perform miracles.”
Ignoring human prayers and stepping on the pride of the mazoku.
What value is there to a god that saves the order of things but doesn’t save anybody?
“The rules you and the other gods arbitrarily decided on are unjust. It might make me the bad one but I have no intention of following such things.”
“—–Won’t allow disruption to flow of time. I will hand down judgement upon thee—–“(1)
Eugo Ra Raviaz disappears with a flash of light. The next moment he appears next to Avis Necron who’s still pinned to the wall.
What’s he doing?
“—–Old Seven Demon Emperor Avis Necron—–“
Eugo Ra Raviaz raises his hand and the demon sword Gador moves backwards out of Avis body and falls on the floor.
Aivis face is healed in an instant.
The wounds caused by the demon sword Gador cannot be healed but the guardian deity of time returned the time to Aivis.
It was returned to before he was stabbed with Gador and burnt with <Geo Greys>
Finally, his body was healed.
No, not healed. The wounds never happened.
“—–I grant thee the power of the god of time. Destroy Arnos Voldigod—–“
Eugo Ra Raviaz turns into light and is then sucked into the body of Aivis.
What remained was a silver weapon in Aivis’ hand.
The Time Gods Scythe <Tokigami>.
Low laughter comes from Aivis.
“As expected from you. It’s now come to this Arnos Voldigod”
With the Time Gods Scythe in hand, Aivis’ magic power cant even be compared to what it was before.
“……..The power of a god…….” Misha mutters.
Indeed, she has good demon eyes. If you look into the abyss of this fellow you can see the power of Eugo Ra Raviaz overflowing from his source.
“I see the current Eugo Ra Raviaz has learnt to be more effective in his destroying of those that disturb the time flow by giving his power to them.”
The power of Eugo Ra Raviaz has been added to the magic of Aivis but more importantly than that.
“What did you mean just then Aivis?”
Aivis doesn’t show any reaction to my words. He just stares at me in a grand manner.
“Have you seen Eugo Ra Raviaz do this before in the past?”
Aivis shouldn’t know about the existence of <Lebaido> so naturally, neither should Eugo Ra Raviaz.
Even if by some small chance I had used it in the past and one of the other Old Seven Demon Emperors had told Aivis about it his lines still don’t add up.
He had to have already known about it and lied to me. It’s the most logical answer.
“What are you hiding?”
“It doesn’t matter to someone who’s about to die.”
*Fu Kukuku.* Yare yare. It’s so ridiculous it makes me laugh.
“Haha, kuhahahaha. Who’s going to die after this? Don’t get cocky over your borrowed power. Your ability is known to me.”
I draw a magic formation and fire off a <Geo Greys>. A jet black comet fires out and hits Aivis, however, wielding the Time Gods Scythe he cuts it right in 2.
The jet black sun disappears as its time is devoured.
It wasn’t even anti-magic or a counter attack. The time of <Geo Greys> was returned and it never existed.
“Any magic will have its time returned. Your attacks will not reach me.”
“You look so happy Aivis.”
Aivis glared at me as I laughed.
“You prevented one magic. Is that it? If you intend to win try to make it look more natural.”
I instantly made 6 <Geo Greys> formations and fired them.
“Upstream Barrier <Gazeruta>.”
Waving his scythe Aivis sets up a magic barrier. <Gazeruta>. Any magic that touches it will have its time rewound.
Even anti-magic won’t help. It’s an almost unbeatable shield.
My 6 <Geo Greys> disappeared.
“A splendid display of bluffing but how do you intend to break through a magic barrier that returns time?”
*Fuu* I laughed through my nose unintentionally.
“What’s so funny?”
“I’ve already broken through it.”
The moment I said it 6 <Geo Greys> appeared inside Aivis’ barrier.
His body is turned jet black as it’s wrapped up in black flames.
“<Gazeruta> is a magic barrier that unwinds the time of magic that hits it. A normal <Geo Greys> would disappear as soon as it touched it so I made mine go against time.”
A <Geo Greys> that goes against time would normally be useless. Because it goes against time it has no influence in the world at all. In other words, the magic itself doesn’t occur. However, <Gazeruta> rewinds time so the magic has its time returned to it putting it in a state where the magic is now occurring and can affect the world.
The first 6 shots of <Geo Greys> I fired were decoys. I fired another 6 <Geo Greys> but sent them 6 hours back in time with <Lebaido>. <Gazeruta> caused their time to be returned.
“Although you’ve borrowed the power of Eugo Ra Raviaz your knowledge and preparation regarding the concept of time is insufficient.”
A low voice comes from the centre of the black flame.
“It certainly looks like it. I guess I was taking thee too lightly.”
<Geo Greys> disappears leaving behind a perfectly healthy and intact Aivis.
“However, I who received the power of Eugo Ra Raviaz am now invulnerable. I cannot be hurt.”
Eugo Ra Raviaz is the god of time and can freely return a body’s time with no penalties. It doesn’t stop a bodies time as that would be unsuitable but if you ever get hurt you can just go back to before it happened.
It’s an eternally invulnerable existence and Aivis who now shares that power also benefits from that power.
Taking on Eugo Ra Raviaz means I only have one aim.
“I already know what the aim of thou will be.”
Aivis raises the Time Gods Scythe.
My <Lebaido> cannot manipulate the time of Eugo Ra Raviaz’s main body but by using its own scythe against it I can.
By using the Time Gods Scythe I can make the immortal time gods time finite.
“It’s regrettable but I can’t just let you do as you please.”
Aivis turned the scythe on himself and stabbed himself in the stomach.
“Magic Tool Fusion <Jee Izem>.”
A three-dimensional magic formation covers Aivis’ entire body.
As it settles his skeleton shines a silvery white and sharp blades appear on both arms.
He’s fused with the Time Gods Scythe.
“Well, what will you do now my weak point has disappeared?”
There is a time limit to normal fusion magic but as long as Eugo Ra Raviaz is involved it doesn’t matter.
I can no longer beat Aivis using the Time Gods Scythe.
Also, due to fusing with the scythe his magic power has swelled more than tenfold.
“Also, thy own weak point is in full view.”
Aivis waves both his arms which have assimilated with the scythe as if he’s trying to cut both the sky and the ground.
Should I make a barrier against the huge slashes coming my way?
I develop an anti-magic field filled with all my power.
Fiery sparks like bees are scattered around as his magic and my anti-magic clash.
His aim is Misha and Sasha.
“Fumu. How strange. Are you trying to destroy the important vessels for the founder’s reincarnation? Can you easily make more? Or-“
Aivis shows no reaction at my words and puts more power into his arms.
“Is breaking the container in which you put so much effort nothing compared to killing me?”
“You don’t have the luxury to be able to talk anymore. The situation has already been reversed.”
With a snapping sound, the first layer of my anti-magic barrier is broken.
“Very Impressive. Thou art using the <King> class’ characteristic of <Guys> which means thy magic power should have decreased by at least 30%. Though art also supplying magic power to <Lebaido> as well as the 2 people using it and all the while controlling it. Despite all this, thou endured my blow suffused with a gods power.”
Another sound echoed out and my second layer shattered.
Misha and Sasha watch me with worried eyes.
“How kind. Is the past not yet changed? Although you have the help of skilled people origin magic is difficult to control. Just give up and throw away your burden.”
As Aivis is talking the sources of Misha and Sasha which are travelling back in time by 15 years are still on their way.
One reason the magic still hasn’t completed is that those 2 still don’t completely believe that I’m the founder.
No matter how much they think they believe if it’s not from the bottom of their hearts the origin magic will not complete.
“Not that it matters. The result will still be the same even if you don’t give up.”
A louder sound rang out as my third layer was destroyed.
I’ve only got one layer left.
“It’s fine already Arnos!! Were done. Even if it’s you……..!”
Misha and Sasha both appeal to me.
“Fumu. Yare yare. That’s the reason. You seem to think there’s a chance that I will lose so you don’t believe that I’m the founder.”
“Why are you saying such a thing in this situation……?”
“Don’t worry about it. I’ll buy you the time you need to let the origin magic complete.”
The loudest sound yet rings out and my last barrier is broken.
“It was a good bluff at the end there, however, this is the end.”
Aivis raises both his arms up high.
I immediately set up anti-magic on Sasha and Misha again.
“You protected those two people right up to the end Arnos Voldigod.”
The voice of Aivis that had been far away was suddenly by my ear.
Accelerating his own time Aivis approached me in almost .1 of a second and stuck his right arm into my abdomen.
“Thou hast been negligent with thy own anti-magic.”
Using the Time Gods Scythe embedded in his body he makes my body’s time go out of control.
“I will drink all thy time and make thee disappear.”
Silver light surrounds me and time accelerates. 1 billion years——-10 billion years——-. Eternity piled up in an instant. Even the body of a demon king cannot survive forever. One day I will die and disappear.
The light splits open and the body subjected to eternal time became extinct.
“Fu……..fufufufu, fuhahahaha!! How’s that? Did you realise it, stupid founder? Fate cannot be changed. When I became immortal, no, 2000 years ago when you fled from battle it was decided that this is what would happen on this day!!”
Fumu. I see. Have I finally heard the truth?
“I don’t know why you can remember since your past has been deleted but you seem to remember me somehow or another Aivis.”
From behind, I put my hand on his shoulder.
Aivis seems to be in a state that says he cannot believe it as he slowly turns around.
“….Ho…….w…….? You certainly died……….”
Aivis was born right at the end of the war. Despite being a mazoku from the age of myths he’s never seen a true magic battle.
“Did you think I’d die from just being killed?”
Aivis uses his demon eyes but there’s no trick. I was certainly killed earlier.
“Don’t be so surprised. I just used Resurrection <Ingaru>.”
“…..Only your origin remained……and you still used magic…..!?”
Even if the body is ruined the origin is also the source of magic power and it remains there. Those who have mastered magic can use it even if only their origin remains. That’s why it’s possible to resurrect even from there. If you’re dead for less than 3 seconds you can revive yourself.
Aivis teleports 10 meters behind me.
A magic circle forms at his feet and a world of silver white spreads out from there.
It’s a grand magic that stops the time of all things.
A silvery-white barrier extends spherically. If you step foot inside it everything stops, not temporarily but forever.
“Fumu. As expected, this is mythical magic.”
Into the world of stopped time I step forward slowly.
“You’ve only stopped my time. Did you think you’d stopped my ability to walk as well?”
“Impossible……!! Why haven’t you stopped!? Why!?”
Aivis desperately puts out more power but its useless.
<Demon Eye’s of Ruin> float on my pupils. Everything I can see as well as magic is destroyed. <Demon Eye’s of Ruin> are the ultimate anti-magic.
“…….What’s with this magic power…..? Using <Guys> which drinks magic and still supporting those 2 dead weights? How can you still surpass me who’s obtained the power of a god…..!? Impossible. How can such a thing…..!?”
“Did you forget where this is Aivis?”
I walk straight up to him.
“I will teach you what it means to challenge the demon king in his own castle.”
Black particles of light begin to fill the space. They soon increase to an uncountable number and fill the room.
Many magical characters appear on the walls, floor and ceiling all crammed together.
The true demon kings castle appears. The strongest magical tool that Arnos Voldigod owns.
A huge three-dimensional magic formation——-
(1) As probably expected from a time god he speaks in a very archaic way and I’m terrible at using ye olde English so I’ll only throw in some odd words.