I was sold at the lowest price C264
I was sold at the lowest price C264: Demonic Technology / Nagisa
“I’ll open the hatch now.”
Alana pried open the hatch of the enemy magicraft she had brought back to Fugaku. Two strong mechanics waited nearby, wary of the enemy rider inside.
The hatch opened and the rider came out rolling. The two strong men immediately approached to restrain him. But the man who touched the rider shook his head and said,
“He’s already dead.”
“Are you kidding me? Judging by the damage to the mage machine, I’d say it’s highly unlikely the rider will die.”
“He looks a little strange. There are no external injuries, so he must have died for some other reason.”
The strange situation confused everyone a little.
“Let me have a look.”
As everyone was puzzled, Rafishal appeared and examined the corpse, his brow furrowed and he shook his head.
“Did you find out why he died?”
Rafishal gave a surprising answer to Jean’s question.
“The cause of death was overwork, he died of extreme fatigue.”
“Death by overwork?! You’re saying he died of exhaustion fighting?”
Rafishal then began to examine the captured enemy magicraft. After a bit of research, he seemed to have figured something out.
“This must be Lucifer’s work…….He’s the only one who can create such an atrocious magicraft. With this magicraft, it makes sense that the rider died.”
“What do you mean? Explain it to me.”
“It’s a demonic magicraft that eats people’s souls. Instead of giving it Ludia, it takes away the life force of its rider.”
“How is that possible?”
“It’s possible with the technology of ancient civilizations, but it’s a devilish technology that none of the engineers of the time who cared about the rider would touch. Lucifer must have been working on it in secret.”
“This is troublesome. All of the Nitro Squad members that the enemy was talking about might be using these demonic magicrafts.”
“Nitro Squad? You said Nitro Squad!”
Rafishal reacted strongly to Alana’s words.
“Yes, that’s what I said. Rafishal, do you know anything about it?”
“I don’t know the Nitro Squad, but the word Nitro rings a bell.”
Rafishal said, and began to examine the bodies of his enemies again.
“The Nitro Ludia ravaged his body and soul, and then he was put on a demonic magicraft……Lucifer! What have you done to those people?!”
Rafishal, who usually looks so quiet, is getting emotional. But who is this Lucifer whose name has been mentioned for a while now?
“Who is Lucifer?”
I ask Emina, who was next to me, and she answers.
“He’s Rafishal’s brother and an evil bastard who’s trying to destroy humanity.”
“Destroying humanity……Why would he do that?!”
“That’s why we have to be strong……”
“I realized that the Iron Knights had a big mission.”
“I’ve made up my mind, I’ll seriously reinforce the Iron Knights. I was not comfortable with the use of lost technology, but if we’re going to fight Lucifer, who uses demon technology, there’s no way I can afford to hold back.”
Everyone listened to Rafishal’s declaration in silence.
“I’m sorry……about all of this, and I know it may cause you a lot of trouble. But the only people I can trust with the Lost Technology are the Iron Knights.”
“I don’t want to do anything that doesn’t make money, but it won’t matter if the human race is destroyed. I’ll lend you a hand as long as it doesn’t interfere with our business.”
Everyone nodded at Jean’s words.
“I can’t help what I’ve gotten involved in. The first priority is to join up with Yuta, but Lucifer or not, I’ll deal with you.”
The members of the Iron Knights show their determination to fight against an enemy that uses demonic technology without hesitation…….If Yuta had been here, he would have agreed with them.
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