God and Dragon – Part 1
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This fact had been mentioned before, Hildegard Lindwurm was a God of another world.
The word ‘former’ wasn’t attached, but strictly speaking, it was correct. That was because Hildegard didn’t resign from being a God in her previous world.
If Hildegard were to return to the previous world, she would still be treated as God. However, a certain degree of divinity and the effect of authority might reduce. However, there was no mistake in being God.
There was also no mistake that Hildegard was killed by Soma. If this had to be said, death for God was one of the circumstances. It might be a weird expression, but that didn’t mean that God died if they were killed.
In the first place, God was a super-dimensional being and a transcendent. If true death could be given to God, either the existence of the same rank kills the God, or He resigns to the death… or perhaps, the God broke to nothing and couldn’t return and go back as God anymore. At least, Hildegard didn’t fall into any of that.
In that sense, Hildegard was still a God of another world. Since she was reincarnated as an existence of this world, she wasn’t a God now, and she would be a God as soon as she returned to her former world.
On the contrary, it might be possible to be treated as a God in this world as long as she wished for it. However, whether it was something she wish for or not, that would be another matter.
Anyhow, as mentioned earlier, God was a super-dimensional existence, and a transcendent. A super-dimensional being was a super-dimensional being, and a transcendent was a transcendent. They were the same when they were combined, and they couldn’t become God only by being one of those.
Then, when it came to what was a God, they were roughly two types. Whether it was the creation of the world or the management of the world.
The management of the world was to manage the world by using the rules which were the rules of the world. God would become the bearer to enrich and make the world prosperous.
However, since the creator of the world basically managed the world as it was, the former type often included the latter type. By the way, the God of this world is the latter type, and Hildegard was the former.
There were many Gods. Some of them were satisfied when creating something, but when it got out of hand, they entrusted the matter of managing it to another entity. That was why there were Gods who were in charge of management.
It was correct to say that an existence was a God if entrusted with managing the world. Although it might be a misleading statement, if an existence was qualified to be a God and entrusted with the management, the entity would become God at that point. On the other hand, even if the existence had the qualification to become a God and had the power to govern the rules, but the existence didn’t agree to be entrusted with the management of the world, the existence would be infinitely close to God, but not God.
To put it simply–…
“So, what are you trying to say?” (Soma)
“Hmm, that means I am amazing!” (Hildegard)
She looked proud when saying it and that made Soma sighed. Hildegard said that she couldn’t understand because it wasn’t a reaction that she expected.
“This is the time where you should prostrate yourself, you know? Or perhaps, praise me.” (Hildegard)
“It’s good to keep your jokes in moderation, alright? You just said that you aren’t a God, though.” (Soma)
“That’s right, but that matter is that matter, this matter is this matter.” (Hildegard)
“Yes, yes, I got it. Hildegard is great, she’s amazing. Are you satisfied?” (Soma)
“Don’t you think you did it indifferently?” (Hildegard)
While saying such a thing, Hildegard was tightening her mouth because it might loosen if she relaxed. She knew he said it indifferently, but it couldn’t be helped since she was praised. However, the most helpless thing was she didn’t think it was done badly.
“Now, if you want a decent return favor, just say it. If it’s decent, I’ll take it seriously, alright.” (Soma)
“Hmm… aren’t you cold-hearted? It’s only a limited space for two people, you know? It should be fine, right?” (Hildegard)
“It’s completely just your imagination. Or rather, just talk about the atmosphere around here.” (Soma)
“Since we’re in a dim light atmosphere, it’s a rather perfect atmosphere!” (Hildegard)
“That’s right. It’s a perfect atmosphere for a dungeon.” (Soma)
When those words uttered, Hildegard gently turned her eyes away from Soma. That was right.
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The sight reflected in the field of view after moving her line of sight, it was something that being discussed by both Hildegard and Soma earlier. It was a dungeon passage where dim light was there and bare rock surface.
No, to be exact, should it be said to be the passage of a former dungeon?
“Hmm… well, aside from the joke, it really became a former dungeon.” (Soma)
“Hmm… I don’t want to put the earlier matter aside, but you’re right. Now that you know that what I was saying wasn’t a lie?” (Hildegard)
“I don’t have any doubt about it from the beginning. Anyhow… is this also the effects of the fragments of the Evil God power?” (Soma)
“Well, I can’t think of any other reason. Before you blew it away, it was a normal dungeon.” (Hildegard)
Yes, it was the underground dungeon in the Academy. However, they were currently in the 90th floor and they hadn’t encountered a single monster since the 50th floor.
Needless to say, it should be impossible.
“Isn’t it normal above the 50th floor?” (Soma)
“Hmm, if you walk for only one floor, the monster should have come out normally right? It’s rather abnormal. So, we should think that it’s no longer a dungeon below the 50th floor.” (Hildegard)
It was a coincidence that they noticed it. Soma had blown away the fragment of the Evil God’s power at the lowest level, and since then, it had been sealed off below the 50th floor.
There was no problem if they left it to some extent, and it was decided that it was necessary to leave it alone. The reason was that the dungeon had been polluted by the power of the Evil God, which Soma couldn’t suppress. If a weak person approached the place, it was judged that the person would be swallowed up by death.
If it was left unattended, the power would spread over time. More importantly no one would be able to go deeper than the 50th floor. That caused the blockade. Hildegard had forgotten about it because she was very busy, but just the other day, she remembered it casually.
At that time, she was going to do a little research, but when she noticed this anomaly, she returned immediately, and today, she was investigating again with Soma.
“By the way, are there any precedents?” (Soma)
“At least not as far as I know. Aah, no… it might be close to saying that the state after the core of the dungeon is crushed. However…” (Hildegard)
“Isn’t the core of the dungeon a matter of a dungeon collapsing when it breaks?” (Soma)
“Hmm, it should be that way, but in rare cases, it doesn’t break completely. At that time, it is a matter of a place that has the atmosphere of a dungeon without monsters, but…” (Hildegard)
The core of the dungeon was what made the dungeon. In a literal sense, it was the heart of the dungeon. Hildegard didn’t know the details, but she knew that the core was necessary to maintain the dungeon, and if it broke, the dungeon would basically collapse.
It was unusual for Hildegard to say that. Moreover, it didn’t make sense when that happened. What happened if only a part of the core remained?
The advantages and disadvantages of the dungeon were that the monsters appeared there. If people hunted it, they got the materials, but as long as the monsters appeared, there was danger to it. When the comparison was made to judge between the two, maintaining the dungeon took priority without destroying its core if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. However, in reality, most of the dungeons found were aimed at the destruction of the core.
This underground dungeon was a rare place that was intended to be maintained, but…
“Well, no one will go below the 50th level, or it’s a place that people can’t reach. If something happens, I guess I have to ask you, and since it’s no longer a dungeon, it shouldn’t be a problem…” (Hildegard)
“For the time being, do we have to go to the lowest floor?” (Soma)
“Hmm, yes. So, since this is going to be troublesome, it should be good if you understand my greatness.” (Hildegard)
“I’m not sure if there’s any need to use that word ‘troublesome’ here…” (Soma)
Looking at Soma who let out a sigh, Hildegard murmured.
‘As expected, he’s so indifferent.’
No, it had been two years since they reunited in this world. It wouldn’t be interesting to stay the same forever.
“As I expected, in order to make you say it, I have to have a boin-boin body, huh…? But, it would be out of proportion if that happens now… In fact, I should maintain what I have now, but… hmm… Soma, what do you think?” (Hildegard)
“First of all, I want to know whether you were talking to yourself or it was some kind of mistake. Anyhow, what I’m concerned about now is who told you that?” (Soma)
“Hmm? Aah, that Iori from before is coming, right? I heard about it that time.” (Hildegard)
“I’m not sure what should I say but… I can somehow guess, but I’ll ask you anyway. I mean, what did he talk about…?” (Soma)
“Hmm? Did I get it wrong? He said that you used to like that kind of type…” (Hildegard)
“Alright, the next time I see him, I’m going to blow him away. Seriously, that guy… I’m not sure whether he is trying to get revenge, but… it’s too much.” (Soma)
The face that let out a sigh while murmuring that showed that he was familiar with the other guy.
Hildegard narrowed her eyes at that. It wasn’t jealousy or anything like that.
It happened because she remembered the first time she met Soma.
Long story short, Hildegard isn’t a God in this current world. She feels like she is amazing because she can be a God but she doesn’t want to be.
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