“Grant us exemption?!”
I wonder what she’s talking about.
She’s whispering something to Hades’s ear.
“Uh-huh… Hm? What?!”
I wonder what Mother Earth Goddess is planning.
“Now that you mention it, there is something about the children gathered here,” says Hades with dignity. “Those holy swords whom I granted to my men, raise them up.”
We were surprised by his sudden request, but he’s referring to the holy swords that we have with is, right? Let’s behave modestly and do as he says.
I unsheathe the Evil-Holy Sword Dreischwartz hanging from my hips and raise it. The Demon King and Mrs. Astres follows suit with their holy swords Einrot and Sechsweiss.
“Hoh…Three of them are here…They do not even abide by my commands, what are they doing here? Hm?”
Miss Glasya also raises her broken sword.
This feels like déjà vu.
“This is the heirloom of my family, Malicious-Holy Sword Fünfviolett. Its broken state is proof of our loyalty to the Demon King after the civil war a long time ago.”
Even Mrs. Astres’ sword was the same before until I restored it.
It seems every Heavenly King valued each of their holy swords and continued to pass them down within their family despite its broken state.
“O’ Mighty god of the demon race, what is the meaning of this?”
“I gave ye these holy swords.”
Ooh, shocking truth.
“Back when we gods decided to rule this world with Zeus ruling the sky, Poseidon ruling the seas, and me ruling this earth, we created each of our own men within our territories. The demon race is what Demetersephone and I worked hard to create.”
This is starting to sound like The Creation of the World.
“However, Zeus’ avariciousness made him want more than just the territory he governs, so he sent his children to the land. They are what you call the human race of today.”
“You mean the humans are invaders sent by the god of the sky?!”
I feel like I’m also taking some blows, but this isn’t related to me at all, right?
I’m a human from another world, after all.
“More importantly, the war between Zeus’ children and mine continues up to this day. I am not one bit amused with it, but I can at least offer my children some assistance.”
And that is…
“The holy swords.”
These swords were made by a god?
“But it’s not as good as it could be, for there is no one better than Hephaestus, the son of Zeus, the god of crafting. In order for the swords to have the same caliber as Hephaestus’ work, I have taken a roundabout way.”
A roundabout way?
“After making the seven holy swords, I made them destroy each other and feed on each other’s souls. Then, the remaining sword absorbs the souls of those it defeated as well as the memories of their battles and becomes the most powerful sword.”
And then, this true holy sword will be used to obliterate the human race, huh?
“The true holy sword should’ve assisted my children after an estimated calculation of a hundred years, but it’s been over a thousand years, you know? What have they been doing all this time?”
“Look, love,” says Mother Earth Goddess as she points to Mrs. Astres’ Wild-Holy Sword Sechsweiss.
“It seems that sword has already become the true holy sword.”
We’re as surprised as you are, Hades.
What does it mean it has become the true holy sword?
“You’re right…It does look like the completed true holy sword! But why?! There are still two other swords here that are in perfect shape!”
“I’m sure it must be that child’s doing,” said Mother Earth Goddess as she points at me.
“Our guest here received Hephaestus’ gift. He then turned your imperfect sword into a perfect one with it.”
I did such a thing?!
I only had good intentions of fixing Mrs. Astres’ sword!
“Mr. Otherworlder. Could you fix that other broken sword for us as well?”
You mean, Miss Glasya’s holy sword?
“It should be more than enough to have two completed holy swords with us.”
“To destroy the human race.”
That’s…quite an outrageous statement.
“You can use that holy sword you remodeled to destroy the human race. By doing so, my beloved Hades can also eradicate the remaining influence that stupid Zeus is exerting on this land which mine own husband should have complete control over. I say it is a glorious achievement, hm?”
“My husband will be able to regain total control over the earth after over a thousand years. Don’t you think those who contributed to such an accomplishment should be given a corresponding reward?”
So…we must do a distinguished service enough to give the Demon King an exception to have both Miss Glasya and Mrs. Astres as his wives. And that distinguished service is to obliterate the human race.
If they achieve that, the gods can revise the contract to give them special treatment.
For that to happen, I must restore another holy sword.