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ITDO - Chapter 22 - I Have a Bold Idea

Marches’ explanation piqued Louie’s interest in the crown. Its ability to dominate angels alone would doubtless allure many.

The angels of San Soliel were not creations of the Gods, but their messengers. They were a rare and powerful race that resided in the upper realms, and their innate sense of justice and purity meant they often earned the Gods’ favor.

Of course, their sense of rectitude was quite popular with others as well. To be more exact, the idea of defiling their virtuous dispositions was a common fantasy for males; demon or otherwise. Taking a proud angel; with its stubborn eyes and pearl white wings, and tarnishing them bit by bit would be nothing short of pure ecstasy.

Granted this was quite the evil thing to do, but Louie could not care less. He was no longer human and would not be bound by human morality. He was a proud dragon, and he would do whatever pleased him. Just as he should.

Unfortunately, the Crown of Dominance could no longer use the spell. It could only use the ‘Dominate Human’ spell and the ‘Aura of Fear’.

Louie was slightly disappointed but soon calmed down. Since he could not find an angel at the moment, the crown’s primary function would be useless anyways. Being able to use ‘Dominate Human’ once a day and ‘Aura of Fear’ was already quite powerful.

Louie’s body was still growing up, and he did not want to use the godhood unless it was absolutely necessary. After all, he still didn’t know how to replenish it. To conserve his power he would arm himself as much as possible while he became stronger.

The ‘Aura of Fear’ could equal the release of his dragon’s might. It would strike fear in the hearts of his targets and reduce their combat power, thereby supplementing Louie’s shortcomings.

‘Dominate Human’ was a spell that could control humans below the seventh rank, and the duration of this control was based on the human’s strength. In battle, a few seconds of control would be more than enough to inflict fatal damage.

What’s more, Louie felt that this ability could be put to good use after returning to Earth. As Earthlings had no occupational levels, there would be no one beyond his control. That it could only control a single human per day made it seem weak, but this was any human of his choosing. Everyone from presidents to business leaders was fair game.

Moreover, if he could fix the crown someday he wouldn’t mind finding a dainty angel to serve as his concubine. Heaven alone knew what exactly the God who created it was thinking. Expending all the effort, which was by no means meager, to craft such a divine weapon seemed utterly crazy to Louie.

Louie pondered, and with his claws, he picked up the crown, slightly worried.

The crown was made for human-sized creatures, and he was a dragon, so it would not fit him.

He placed it on his head to see just how poorly it fit but was pleasantly surprised when it expanded to fit his head.

‘It’s worthy of being a former divine weapon after all……’

Louie sighed in relief and swayed in glee. His tail was still coiled around the divine sword. Although he did not know how to use it, he could instinctively understand that it was very powerful. That said, it was still a real divine weapon. A random swing could cause incredible carnage. Since it was now his most precious treasure, he would make sure to carry it on himself.

“Marches, I will now give you a task……”

Louie spoke with a low voice as he once again eyed the human mage.

“Great Lord Caracolon, what command do you have for your loyal servant.”

Marches hastily bent down and smiled fawningly.

…...

Sisna brought thousands of elves riding on hippogryphs to Central City which was now named Dragon City.

Coming into her view were blackened walls, the shambling remains of what used to be houses, and weeping crowds surrounding the blackened bodies of the unfortunate. In a stroke of twisted fortune, Sisna realized that they would likely not have to worry about a plague since the dead had been burnt all the way through.

From the magical residue in the air, Sisna could envision the scale of the spell that Louie had executed prior. Even the barrier that once protected the city had been smashed to smithereens.

The soldiers and the people of the city looked at the elves in alarm, fearful that the elves would invade after their recent ordeal.

Although the elves were a peaceful race, that was only speaking relatively. It did not mean that they wouldn’t kill during a war. If they didn’t, they would likely have been exterminated millennia ago.

“Lady Sisna, what should we do next? The dragon…… it does not seem to have departed yet.”

An elf riding a hippogryph approached from behind and hesitantly asked Sisna who led them to Dragon City.

“You should have heard it well. That dragon used magic to spread his words. He wants to occupy the city and become the lord here.”

Sisna said with a solemn face. This result was different from what she and the queen had expected.

“A-a d-dragon as a lord?”

The elf who spoke stammered slightly at the thought of a dragon managing the city. It was not that this hadn’t happened before, but that those cities had met their end in just a few years. These arrogant and lazy dragons would neither care about the livelihood of the residents nor care if the people had anything to eat. Even if all the people died, the dragons would not even bat an eye. That was why a dragon managing a city was the same as its death sentence.

“Seeing as the human soldiers below do not have the will to fight anymore, you guys should spread out in groups of ten and try to suppress any large riots. I will go see the great dragon first.”

Sisna’s hawk-like gaze swept the city one and issued her orders.

“Yes. Please be careful Lady Sisna. Dragons…… dragons are not very easy to talk to.”

The elf behind Sisna spoke worriedly.

“I know…… I will try to stay humble.”

Sisna bitterly smiled. Her beautiful face was full of reluctance. She did not feel any problems meeting with a dragon, but if the dragon was strong enough to decide her life and death at will, then even she would feel worried. Dragons’ tempers were already common knowledge in this world.

Written by 青之月; Green Moon. Translated by OneWithTheWorld. Edited by TheDeadApostle.