The Tutorial Is Too Hard - Side Story Chapter 53 END
“It’s a fun place.”
A fun place.
This temple is connected to all dimensions.
Although it is a single building, you can go to Earth through the gates of this temple, or to the planet where Jirji is.
The more worlds I manage, and the more temples I own, the more this temple will be connected to various worlds.
Kirikiri asked if I would leave immediately.
I shook my head.
Instead of following Kirikiri right away, I called Myongmyong who was playing in the hallway.
Fortunately, he was doing well.
He also took care of the garden inside the temple and presented flowers to the visitors of the temple.
He occasionally visited his native village.
Since they are a tribe that goes out of the village and engages in housework, they quickly adapted to living in a foreign country.
They’re a race that likes to help others, so naturally, they like decorating and cleaning.
No matter how I think about it, they were too perfect a race.
“Is he a fox? How are you?”
Kirikiri, who was next to me, spoke to Myongmyong.
Although she was unfamiliar to Myongmyong, she raised his hand and greeted him.
“That’s the kid on the 19th floor. The God of Sacrifice would like him.”
“The God of Sacrifice?”
It wasn’t a very pleasant story.
The fact that that psychopathic god was interested in Myongmyong was uncomfortable in itself.
“Because that stage contains the past that the God of Sacrifice regretted.”
It was a story I didn’t really want to know.
Even more so now that everyone is listening.
“Myongmyong, can you tell Grandpa Lava where I’m going? Just tell him that I’m going to the Hundred Gods Temple.”
Myongmyong couldn’t answer right away.
It wasn’t like him to not like to listen to other people’s requests.
“Why? don’t you like him?”
“…I hate that guy because he keeps trying to touch me.”
That’s a misleading statement.
To touch here means to stroke his hair.
Old Man likes small and cute things which is a trait that doesn’t fit well with his appearance.
When I first brought Myongmyong, he was just as happy as I was.
He wanted to treat him as his young grandson and play with him as if the Old Man was a grandfather .
Unfortunately, that was impossible.
Although he recovered his divinity and escaped from the dead, the lava Old Man took on a new form.
Not that of a giant with red skin.
He has become a giant with flowing lava skin.
Instead of sweat, his body secreted lava.
With such a body, Old Man’s body was always maintained at a high temperature.
Of course, Old Man could regulate his body temperature.
However, even if he adjusted it, it wouldn’t burn, but it didn’t change that it was too hot to touch.
Of course, I would hate it if he tries to stroke my hair with such hot palms.
“I’ll tell him not to.”
Chances are he won’t listen to me.
Then I have to tell the grandmother.
Myongmyong replied that he understood.
He likes to do favors, and he has a strong sense of responsibility for his work.
He immediately went out of the temple.
He will go straight to the 61st floor.
He’s gone through the portal several times, so he won’t get lost.
“You really adore him.”
Kirikiri stared at me and opened the space.
It was a space for the Gundred Gods Temple.
“You can’t take your weapon. You have to leave it here.”
“I don’t have a weapon.”
Kirikiri widened her eyes as if in surprise.
“You always carried it with you.”
Ahbooboo went to the God of Sky.
Seregia was in the midst of renovation on the 61st floor.
When the God of Order was defeated, the whole party fought desperately, but Seregia was the one who did the best.
Perhaps she had gained something in the process, as Seregia was remodeling herself.
Even if she was an ego sword, she wouldn’t like being remodeled.
I did far too much remodeling.
Now, I was worried that she might enjoy being remodeled itself.
I moved my feet across the space with Kirikiri.
Not holding anything, alone.
It was light clothing.
It reminded me of the first time I entered the tutorial.
There was nothing back then.
Not even a coin was in my pocket.
I regretted it so much back then.
If I had brought any tools.
A lighter, a flashlight, or at least a doorknob that has been ripped open.
My chances of survival would be much higher.
But I fell into the tutorial naked without any preparation.
I ended up surviving all the way here.
So far, it’s been really long and long.
* * *
Kirikiri shouted, raised her arms.
“This is the Hundred God’s Temple!”
Yes, I saw it.
Even if I was brought here without knowing anything, I would have wondered whether this was the Hundred Gods Temple.
This place looked like a Hundred Gods Temple.
At best, it had the appearance of a typical temple, and at worst, it was cliche.
“Hehe, recognition is important. Even to the gods. How precious is the recognition that you are living in a temple.”
Instead of the perception of being in prison.
It made sense.
I turned around and saw a small door.
It was the door we had just entered through the space.
Is that the entrance and exit of the hundred gods temple?
“There are a few rules about the temple.”
Kirikiri explained, spreading her fingers.
“I’ll explain only a few of them. First of all, you can’t fight here. All disputes are resolved through dialogue and voting!”
This is a demilitarized zone.
It is a place where the gods of the Hundred Gods’ Temple, growling at each other, gather.
If battles were allowed, something might have happened earlier.
“And the gods belonging to the Hundred Gods Temple must always leave their own alter ego here.”
An alter ego of a god has a different meaning from the alter ego created by a wizard.
The alter ego is another self, and if the clone is destroyed or suppressed, it will have an immediate effect on the main body.
In some cases, their divinity may disappear.
“Finally, the use of divine power is limited.”
Kirikiri said while pointing to the gold on the ceiling.
Golden ornaments hung from the ceiling at regular intervals.
It looked similar to the gold used by the God of Order.
Is that what inhibits the use of divine power?
It was a similar ability to the virtual world of the God of Sky and Ahbooboo, who had erased the divinity itself, and the 101st floor.
The difference was that the divinity was not temporarily erased, but only to the extent of making it difficult to use.
In a place like this, no matter how powerful a god with divine power, they have no choice but to spare their body.
Because they don’t know what kind of variable their alter ego will be affected by.
It’s a dangerous place, but maybe that’s why order and law are better maintained.
Human society was like that.
Humans can easily be killed by armed humans.
The person walking next to me can pick up a knife and stab me to death whenever he wants.
Such dangers imposed morality, laws, and sociality on humans.
It seems that the strange sociality that the gods of the hundred gods temple showed came from such a situation.
Rather, they acted more self-righteously and straightforwardly.
“It’s an interesting place.”
Of course, there is no way that there will be no problem in this temple.
The gods did not like the regulation, and the gods were beings who had to get rid of the bridle they are on.
Even the God of Order was like that.
There must have been numerous attempts.
To break the constraints.
At that time, Kirikiri must have stopped such attempts.
“The Hundred Gods Temple is made up of a hundred rooms and a common room.”
She explained that the hundred rooms are private spaces where the alter egos of the gods of the hundred gods temple reside.
A commonplace is a place where anyone can come and go.
“Usually, when voting, we tend to gather together. If you don’t leave the room, you abstain. Oh, my room is the same garden that was used in the tutorial.”
It was in the midst of what Kirikiri was explaining.
Someone screamed and hit me on the back.
I looked back for something, but there was nothing there.
I was bewildered, and something flew in from the other side.
It hit me on the back again.
At this point, I was able to guess the identity.
“God of Light. Ignore it.”
Yes, it must be the God of Light.
The God who runs away by hitting others on the back without end.
Anyway, it was incredibly fast.
Even in a space where divinity is suppressed, is it that much?
… This time, it hit Kirikiri’s ear and passed.
It wasn’t of pain, it was a scream that came out of unbearable anger.
“…it’s going to do that about ten more times.”
Kirikiri, who had stopped shouting, said as if resigning.
The God of Light struck us 14 times and ran away after disappearing.
“Is it supposed to be like that?”
It was a firm answer.
“Probably, Hoojjaaee came and he was a little more excited than usual, but his behavior itself is as usual.”
Yes, in fact, it is normal.
Because God is always the same.
Changing even the smallest things was not easy.
“Would you like to go into the room?”
“Is that okay? It’s a private space.”
Kirikiri said with a smile after a while.
“No. But this room is fine.”
The name tag was marked on the room.
‘The Room of the God of Regret’.
It was like a name tag written in crooked letters by an elementary school kid who had his own room for the first time.
Kirikiri boldly opened the door without knocking.
The room was humid.
To some extent, it was doubtful that it was underwater, not in the atmosphere.
The room was a swampy, forested area.
Like Kirikiri, who used a wide garden as a room, the room of the God of Regret was also quite spacious.
Kirikiri led me into the middle of the swamp.
There was nothing in the swamp.
Of course, there was a buzzing fly and a crackling toad.
Kirikiri approached the toad and talked to him.
“Long time no see. How have you been?”
Naturally, the toad only blinked, but did not move.
It was a very brownish toad.
It didn’t look very pretty.
It was the same in my opinion even with a deep knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.
It’s too ugly to be called a toad.
“Come on, say hello. God of Regret.”
I had to question for a moment if Kirikiri was talking nonsense.
“The real thing. He is the God of Regret.”
Kirikiri said as she pricked the toad’s side with her finger.
The toad jumped sideways as if he didn’t like the touch.
Yes, it was only about a distance away from the palm of the hand.
Kirikiri grabbed the toad’s back and lifted it up.
Long drooping hind legs and relatively short forelimbs fluttered unpretentiously.
However, the toad caught on the back could not get out of Kirikiri’s hand.
“In order to maintain the alter ego in the Hundred Gods Temple, you always have to consume your power.”
Is it like a seat tax?
“But this god of Regret lacks divine power, so he looks like this. Really, he is the real God of Regret. Now, answer the question. Are you, the God of Regret?”
The toad replied.
“How much energy does it take for a god to be like that?”
“I don’t listen to it very much. It’s because the God of Regret is a fool. He loses his power every day, so now he doesn’t have much power left.”
If that was true, he was a very humble god.
The image of the God of Regret I had been thinking about inside was shattered.
“The God of Regret is an idiot. He has no friends, so he doesn’t have a god to borrow powers from.”
It was a harsh evaluation.
“No, I have friends.”
Against the evaluation, the toad protested.
Kirikiri opened her eyes and looked at the toad, then said with a big smile.
“Hahaha, he can’t even lie.”
Kirikiri laughed out loud enough.
Perhaps the toad was upset, he struggled violently to get out of Kirikiri’s hand.
Then he jumped somewhere.
“He may have at least one real friend.”
Kirikiri was adamant.
We came out of the room of the God of Regret, who was stupid, had no friends, and was not good at lying.
I saw the room of another god.
There was a sign prohibiting entry to the God of Sky’s Room.
I knocked on the god of duel’s room, but there was no response.
Kirikiri explained that the personal spaces of the gods could not be entered without permission.
It was a contradictory explanation to the one I had just entered the room of the God of Regret earlier.
“How about the room of the God of Slowness?”
I asked the room of the god that I was most curious about.
Kirikiri made a meaningful expression and then, fufu, she laughed.
“You’ve already seen the god of slowness.”
“Did I see it?”
“Yes, you saw it first.”
I saw the room of the God of Slowness first.
I have never seen it.
Several possibilities flashed through my mind.
Memory manipulation, cognitive dissonance, and causal distortion over time.
The last one seemed the most probable.
Kirikiri didn’t tell me the answer.
“Hehe, guess it. It doesn’t mean anything.”
I just shrugged.
She has no intention of telling me, so there was no use in digging around.
That’s something I’ll have to figure out later.
After walking a little further, a small cavity appeared.
Unlike the large rooms of the gods, the cavity was about the size of a small theater.
There were several gods gathered in the cavity.
God of Sacrifice.
The God of Sacrifice waved her many tails to greet me, I had seen it many times now.
The God of Nature and the God of Harvest.
There were also some gods, such as the God of Will, the God of Despair, and the God of Warriors, who didn’t care because they had little weight.
And the God of Balance.
I met him once on Earth.
He even took one of the earth’s challengers as an apostle.
I thought she wanted to introduce me to the gods.
But Kirikiri didn’t talk to me.
She said to the gathered gods.
[Disagree : 7]
[Abstain : 72]
[The agenda has been passed.]
[As of this time, the battle limit between the Gods in the Hundred Gods Temple will be conditionally modified.]
That’s an interesting thing.
“May I ask for an explanation?”
“Simple votes. It’s not that combat in vaccine warfare is unconditionally banned, but that combat is made possible under certain conditions. It’s impossible originally, but it’s possible now that the God of Order is weakened.”
“Under certain conditions.”
Kirikiri responded by taking a step back and moving away from me.
“When dealing with a god who is not affiliated with the Hundred Gods Temple.”
Oh my god
I’m a god who doesn’t belong to the Hundred Gods Temple.
It’s only me in this place.
It was truly an amazing topic.
“Can you tell me why?”
Again I asked Kirikiri.
She nodded her head and answered.
“You are too dangerous.”
Kirikiri said so.
The God of Sacrifice who was beside her helped.
“You are an arrow. If the arrow has nowhere to fly, it will only rot in the warehouse. But instead of going back to the warehouse, you will create a new target. Once you pierce that target, you will create another target. You will never be satisfied.”
Kirikiri said again.
“I’m worried when you no longer have fights for you. You won’t be able to endure a world without a fight. You’ll either eat the world or cast off them through transcendence.”
This was also a valid argument.
“More than anything else, you have the potential to achieve transcendence. A new god of transcendence may appear, so I couldn’t just let it go.”
Is it because of the possibility of becoming dangerous in the future?
“I’m sorry. We don’t want to do this either.”
Kirikiri said so.
Maybe those words are sincere.
I don’t know.
“I’m not going to kill you. It’ll be over at the point of destroying the divinity.”
It was a betrayal at an unexpected time.
No, if I think about it, it might not come as a surprise.
Maybe now is the only chance.
I defeated the God of Order and took over the tutorial world.
There was no room for the Gods of the Hundred Gods Temple to intervene in the process.
As the God of Order said, the tutorial world belonged to the God of Order, and I took it away.
My powers will grow bigger and bigger.
Before my power grows.
Now that I have defeated the God of Order and my mind is freed.
In some ways, it seems like a reasonable decision to bring me into the Hundred Gods Temple’s stronghold, and deal with me.
“Don’t be too mad.”
“I’m not mad.”
I wasn’t mad.
Betrayal is being betrayed by someone you trust.
If you didn’t trust them in the first place, you wouldn’t be betrayed.
“I’m sorry. It’ll be over as soon as possible…”
Kirikiri stopped what she was saying and bit her mouth.
A space was opening behind me.
Kirikiri is the one who creates and manages this Hundred Gods Temple.
However, the management authority had already passed to the machine god, the God of Order.
Now that the God of Order has disappeared, the only way to ignore the rules of the Hundred Gods Temple is the vote by the gods.
But in fact, there was one more way to bypass the rules of the Hundred Gods Temple.
There is a god who was ignoring the rules of the Hundred Gods Temple and was doing business with his own power.
The God of Hope was able to avoid the restrictions of the Hundred Gods Temple by calling himself an apostle of the God of Order.
“…I thought it was gone.”
Kirikiri immediately erased her surprise and asked me.
I was happy to answer that question.
“From the beginning.”
I was always prepared for this situation.
“I told you so. It’s been like that over and over again.”
When I just dropped into the tutorial.
At the time when my colleagues I couldn’t even remember died and I tortured myself by cutting off blood vessels and nerves.
I repeated it over and over again.
“If I get out of here, I’m sure you all won’t be left alone.”
It was just human nervousness.
They must have thought that it was a curse that was spat out without knowing the facts.
Maybe they thought it was the talk of a man who had gone mad in fear.
So even after I became a god, I must have been stretching out my feet without any worries.
What appeared beyond the open space were the giants who had finished preparing for battle.
Hundreds of giants, led by Old Man and Grandmother, stepped into the Hundred Gods Temple.
A sword flew through space.
It was Seregia who was waiting on the 61st floor.
Whatever the modification, the blade of the sword was shining golden.
“Finally, the long-awaited moment has come.”
The Giants responded by shouting at my words.
Each one of them was a soldier who was trained for this moment to face the gods.
“…this wasn’t what I expected.”
Kirikiri mumbled so and stepped back.
She wasn’t the only one.
The other gods seemed to sneak out of the cavity and return to their rooms.
At first glance, it seems that the unity between the gods of the Hundred Gods Temple was not very strong.
“Ho-jae, aren’t you my friend? Can we solve the problem with conversation? Are you mad?”
I shook my head.
I’m not mad.
I have a very calm, cool mental state.
“Come on, let’s get started.”
At the end of a long, long adventure.
Finally, I was left with only one last step towards the goal I had been longing for.
There was nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be anxious about.
I rushed towards Kirikiri, summoning the golden blade.
“I Su, surrender!”
“Noisy! Surrender is surrendering to death! Raise your sword!”
She’s talking nonsense.
If she surrenders here, where do I go to release my anger?
Surrender should be done later when all my anger is over.
“As expected, you’re mad!”
[Tutorial is Too Hard END]