Episode 3- Gremory’s Calling (3)
“Lee Shin? Your name is Lee Shin?”
“Aren’t you called Kaiser?”
“That is my nickname.”
Gremory thought it wasn’t important and skipped over it.
“Then it is time for me to fulfil the contract?”
She probably meant to treat the wrist.
Lee Shin went over to Gremory.
The distance had decreased so he could see her beautiful face in more detail. She had a clear skin with not even one blemish.
Lee Shin’s face unknowingly turned red. Gremory gave a smile that indicated she thought he was cute and raised her hand.
She placed her hand on Lee Shin’s head.
Gremory said soon afterwards.
“You have dry eyes and a loss of vision. Early symptoms of a hernia disk and your wrist has carpal tunnel syndrome.”
“How did your health get this bad? You must’ve sat down and stared at something while moving your fingers vigorously.”
‘Those words are literally what happened….”
Lee Shin already realized that his body was a wreck. All the occupational diseases of a pro gamer was brought together like a comprehensive gift set.
“But you don’t need to worry because I will heal you now. And the contract will prevent these symptoms from occurring again.”
Lee Shin was thankful that such occupational hazards won’t happen again.
A black light flowed from her hand into Lee Shin’s body.
Lee Shin naturally closed his eyes. A warm and foreign energy entered his body and gave him a comfortable feeling.
After a while, she withdrew her hand and said.
Lee Shin opened his eyes.
Lee Shin was surprised. The sight in front of him was much clearer than before.
‘Were my eyes originally so good?’
The world felt different.
It felt like a cloudy fog had cleared up.
Lee Shin carefully turned his right wrist. His wrist moved surprisingly smoothly. There was no pain.
It was difficult to believe.
In the meantime, his wrist had given him much despair. He knew how hard it was. He had frantically wished for God to heal his wrist.
‘This woman so easily….!’
Lee Shin finally realized what a great existence Gremory was. As promised, she had treated his wrist and other issues in his body.
‘I can’t let my guard down but I will at least keep my promise to her.’
Anyway, after the healing his body felt so light it was like he could fly. The refreshing feeling of being born again. The physical problems that was like an elephant in the room had disappeared.
His condition was very good.
“Now it is my turn to fulfil the contract.”
Lee Shin said.
“I need to know about the ranks. Who is the next opponent and what is the extent of their power?”
Gremory liked his active attitude and said with a warm look.
“Now I need to explain the background of the rankings.”
Her explanation began.
The origin of the ranking dated back to a long time ago during the Great Angel-Demon War where they faced the angels of heaven.
The confident demons were shocked as they lost the Great Angel-Demon War.
The demons were clearly stronger than the angels. But the angels had a well thought out strategy and the demons were badly defeated. Unlike their original estimates, the angels were the ones who won the war.
The demon king Lucifer exclaimed angrily.
“The order of the 72 Demon Lords will be reconstructed through war!”
That’s when the strife between the 72 Demons Lords started. The demons weak in war naturally fell in rank. But the fight to redefine the ranking made matters worse.
In the end, Lucifer devised a special way to end the struggle.
“Thus the current system was born. I’ve been through many wars and fell to this rank.”
Then Gremory taught him the rules of the ranking war.
Lee Shin’s face was confused after listening to the explanation.
‘Aren’t I very familiar with this method of war?’
The ranking war between the 72 Demon Lords.
It closely resembled a real time strategy (RTS) game. Gremory had misunderstood but she had brought in a perfect contractor.
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The ranking war between the 72 Demon Lords closely resembled a real time strategy (RTS) game.
In order to prevent damage to the Demon World, those taking place in the ranking battle would be sent to another dimension of space. There was a total of 12 such dimensional spaces.
‘This is like a Map.’
The ranking war was enacted as a challenge.
The appropriate qualifications and magic was required to challenge an opponent ranked above them. Those who received a challenge couldn’t avoid it.
The two sides would have identical magic power and their forces would start a war in a fair state.
Of course, it wasn’t entirely fair. The challenge was unavoidable so the challenger had two rights.
Choosing a battlefield could give a geographical advantage and they could decide to bet less magic power.
The magic of both sides would be spread through the battlefield.
The Demon Lords could come out but it was generally their contractor who took part in the ranking war.
The contractors would collect magic power distributed throughout the map in order to summon warriors. Of course, those who gathered more magic power would have larger forces.
‘This is like finding resources for the unit?’
The war would continue until the opponents were completely wiped out or surrendered.
In summary, it was as followed.
Lee Shin asked after hearing the rules.
“Gremory is the lowest ranked demon so doesn’t that mean no one has the right to challenge you?”
“That’s not true. Advanced demons who want to become a demon lord can challenge me.”
Gremory said with a sigh.
“There are a few advanced demons who are qualified to challenge me. They are eagerly aiming for the position of Demon Lord.”