The demonic dragon changed after absorbing all the demonic energy in the vicinity.
On its slopped but flat back, wings of black demonic energy sprouted, and black horns protruded from its blunt head. This subspecies had a form closest to the dragon, but its nature was evil itself.
Although the demonic dragon resembled the dragon, it was a completely different being.
The dragon had once seen a variant as terrible as this one before. In the past, her kinsmen had become corrupted by the malice and hatred spread by the Chaos and had forgotten themselves and became insane.
The dragon became extremely furious at the sight of the demonic dragon, one she never thought she would ever see again.
And her anger was passed onto her companion, Kim Seon-Hyeok.
The Drakanade’s mouth dropped open when the overwhelmingly angry thought burrowed into his mind all at once without any filtration. As if he was vomiting, sulfuric flames poured out of his mouth, and his muscular body and scales started convulsing.
He felt like he was going to suffocate.
The unfathomable grief and anger engulfed him. And just before he thought he was going to faint due to that terrible wave completely, the world in front of him suddenly changed.
The anger that seemed about to melt his brain couldn’t be felt any longer. But a much deeper sense of grief and loss engulfed his heart.
What on earth…
Before he could understand what was going on, a terrifying red eye came into his sight.
The only remaining eye glittered at him from a head crushed beyond recognition. The body had been bitten and torn apart by something sharp as dark red blood continued to seep from its wounds.
It was a terrifying appearance; the monster was dying.
But even so, the monster didn’t lose any of its ferocity.
The monster widened its flattened snout and snapped its teeth at him. It reached out with something sharp; perhaps it was a toenail, perhaps it was not. Either way, the monster ravaged the surrounding area with it.
But the only things impacted were the innocent trees and ground that were dug up.
At that moment, a sharp, piercing sound stabbed his ears, and at the same time, the monster screamed.
Like lightning, something pure white hurtled down from the sky and struck the monster’s spine. It was a situation where usually, any living creature would have died instantly, but the monster continued to move.
The monster let out a ferocious scream, then twisted its neck at a grotesque angle to attack it.
But before it could, that pure white something moved first.
That white something drilled into the rotten body of the monster, then pulled out the monster’s spine.
Kim Seon-Hyeok’s eyes widened when he finally saw the white creature raise its head with a part of the monster’s abominable body in its mouth.
Although the white creature’s body was covered with the blood and flesh of the monster, the creature’s scales were still shining. The creature was familiar.
Although the color of the scales was different, it was definitely a dragon.
Still standing on the monster’s back with scales as white as eternal snow, was the White Dragon.
While Kim Seon-Hyeok was surprised, the battle between the White Dragon and the monster continued.
Even after its entire spine was pulled out, the monster didn’t die, and it finally succeeded in biting off the White Dragon’s wings. The White Dragon had been flying up, but without its wings, it fell to the ground.
The monster bared its teeth again and bit into the White Dragon’s body. The White Dragon also didn’t give up and continued to bite at the monster’s body, trying to mangle it.
At first, the White Dragon overwhelmed the monster. The monster was so thoroughly injured; it wouldn’t have been strange if it died at any moment. It could only thrash its hideous body underneath the White Dragon as it desperately struggled.
However, as time passed, the White Dragon found the monster too much for it to handle.
Having eaten the White Dragon’s spiritual body and drank its blood, the monster had slowly regained its power again. As more time passed, the monster had bitten the White Dragon’s neck, and the latter could only move its limbs, struggling.
I have to help.
When Kim Seon-Hyeok saw this, he unconsciously tried to help the White Dragon.
Help? Who’re you going to help first?
But before his body could move, a question stopped him. And at that moment, his sight expanded.
“What the hell…”
He became transfixed by the unexpected sight.
Flames were rising. Rain made out of ice was pouring down like a typhoon. Wind like knife blades were flying in all directions and the ground was shaking.
Was this what it would look like if the world was ending?
The forces rampaging around were pure, but because it was pure, it was even more destructive. This was both a primordial world and a terrible battlefield.
White Dragon, Red Dragon, Blue Dragon, Golden Dragon, Black Dragon.
Dozens of dragons with colorful scales were fighting a much larger number of monsters.
The dragons were much stronger than Seon-Hyeok had imagined.
With a flap of their wings, rain and wind blew and fire rained down. Even their breath was a powerful thing that evoked dominance.
There was a location where everything was frozen as if a thousand-year snow had fallen, and next to it, was a lava field where flames were rising up. The earth that had been surging like it was alive had become a desert as the Earth Qi declined. And there was nothing left in the place where Water Qi had swept through like a tsunami.
How many fights occurred? And how long have they been fighting?
Kim Seon-Hyeok didn’t dare guess.
But there was one thing he was certain of. Even the mighty dragons’ powers weren’t enough to finish this fight.
That’s how strong the monsters were.
Of course, compared to the transcendental powers that touched the source of the world, the monsters’ powers were insignificant. However, the monsters were persistent and did everything they could to drag the dragons down.
And they never let go of the dragons they bit.
The black monsters that filled their stomachs with the flesh and blood of the dragons grew even bigger. That was the reason the dragons were struggling.
Nevertheless, the dragons were steadily cutting down on the number of black monsters. But, the number of dragons was equally decreasing.
Finally, when there were less than twenty dragons, there were no more monsters.
Victory. But, it wasn’t a happy one. They couldn’t feel the slightest joy.
None of the dragons roared in victory. They just kept their mouths closed and remained silent.
“Are you the only surviving member of the Platinum clan?”
Kim Seon-Hyeok had been watching the battle in a daze when he suddenly heard a voice. He looked up. From amongst the surviving dragons, a particularly massive golden dragon was looking his way.
When eyes that hadn’t shaken even in the midst of the fierce battle stared at him, his body reacted.
“Get up. If you haven’t lost your pride, get up.”
However, his body didn’t move as he wanted. He tried his hardest to meet that gaze, but the body that he had managed to lift after desperately struggling only fell back onto the ground.
It was only that Kim Seon-Hyeok realized.
The body that was a mixture of gold and silver, the blood that was gushing out, none of it was his.
“As long as my single horn and pair of wings aren’t cut off.”
Although the voice was gasping and sounded painful, Seon-Hyeok recognized whose voice it was.
This familiar yet unfamiliar voice.
“I will not lose my pride.
It was his own companion.
“Then spread your wings and lift your horn, Platinum clansman. Our battle is not over yet and the greatest evil remains.”
As the golden dragon’s voice faded, the world changed once more.
The radiantly shining dragons were no longer visible. The only thing he could see in front of him was the demonic dragon who had just finished its transformation and was raising its head.
Without realizing it, Kim Seon-Hyeok looked up into the sky.
The dragon’s image with a pair of wings and a single horn was staring at the demonic dragon.
He finally realized it.
The event that seemed like an apocalypse hadn’t been an illusion. It was a memory of what actually happened.
In that memory, he had seen something similar to the black energy that made up the demonic dragon’s body.
The monsters. The black monsters that had been corrupted and turned into abominations resembled the demonic dragon.
That’s why he knew that the terrible battle he saw was a fight between the dragons and Chaos, as well as a battle between dragons.
He sympathized with the fate of the dragons who had to annihilate the corrupted and tainted kinsmen with their own hands. Perhaps even this very thought was due to the unbroken connection with the dragon.
But not the anger. This hatred and anger towards the Demon King and Chaos were definitely his own.
Kim Seon-Hyeok’s hand, which had been gripping his heart, moved to grip the spear tightly once more.
He glared at the demonic dragon as he struggled to shake off the echo of the grief and emptiness that still lingered in him.
He no longer had any regrets about the taming.
Even the mighty dragons hadn’t been able to turn back the corrupted kinsmen. So how could he have the ability to restore the demonic dragon when it had been completely corrupted by the demonic energy and become one with the Demon King?
He gave up his regret quickly and his resolve became firmer.
Kim Seon-Hyeok hardened his heart. What he needed to do right now was punish that corrupt and vile energy that tainted everything.
If he moderated himself, it wouldn’t end.
Although his opponent was just a Fragment of Chaos, and not the entire thing, he himself hadn’t completely acquired the power of the dragon.
And if he continued to regret the past, then he couldn’t win this battle.
Marek had been quietly watching, but when he heard Seon-Hyeok’s voice, he flew Devon down. No, he tried to fly Devon down. If it wasn’t for Seon-Hyeok’s warning, Marek most certainly would have.
“Get back as far as you can.”
Kim Seon-Hyeok didn’t want Marek to approach him. Instead, he asked him to retreat.
“What on earth are you going to do?”
The tedious and exhausting fight was clearly disadvantageous for the Dragon Knight. The Demon King had completely restored his body but the Dragon Knight’s dragon was slowly being corrupted.
And in such a situation, the Demon King had summoned a strange monster.
Marek had to stop him. He had to help him. He couldn’t let Seon-Hyeok go through what the dragons had gone through in the past.
However, instead of drawing his sword and standing next to Seon-Hyeok, Marek slowly retreated with Devon. When Seon-Hyeok spoke in a voice completely different from before, Marek ended up obeying him without intending to.
As soon as Marek retreated far away, the entire ground began to collapse.
This wasn’t a simple tremor from a shock wave. This was an earthquake.
Having sensed an enormous energy, Marek’s gaze turned towards Kim Seon-Hyeok’s feet.
With Seon-Hyeok in the center, numerous golden strands spread out in all directions like a spider web.
At a certain moment, the golden strands that had spread out suddenly began quivering. And in accordance, the surrounding lands began to crumble.
It was as if those golden strands were absorbing the earth’s vitality.
Marek wasn’t wrong.
Kim Seon-Hyeok was gathering all the energy in the vicinity. In the past, when he was in a fight that he had no chance of winning, he had pulled out a secret trick and caused the Demon King to become fearful and run away. He was using that trick again.
That day, he had been defeated.
The past him was much weaker compared to his present self, and because of that, he hadn’t been able to bear all the power he had gathered.
But now, it was different.
Kim Seon-Hyeok had become a Dragonian Knight and become incomparably stronger compared to his past self, not to mention, he also had Goldrake to handle the earth’s energy with him.
Instead, it was the spear made from the living wood from the Mother Tree that couldn’t bear all the energy.
“Most likely just once.”
After that, he most likely wouldn’t be able to use this spear ever again. But that didn’t matter.
Right now, the important thing was to kill the enemy in front of him.
At that moment, the demonic dragon spat out black air and attacked him. At the same time, the dragon’s image that had been floating in the sky flew towards Kim Seon-Hyeok.