9.2．『Chronicle of Demon King Founding Nation』
Raohgias spent a few decades wandering around the continent.
He learnt the other races’ letters.
Baptized by the wonder of civilization.
Fighting against humans, befriending them on some occasions, meeting the reclusive elves, occasionally wandering around with eccentric elves.
Getting astonished by dwarves’ smithing technologies, journeying along with beastfolk’s caravan, and to my surprise, he even fought against a dragon.
And then, after he journeyed around the world, expanding his worldview―― He came to realize just how miserable the lives of the people of his race were.
『―― I thought that it might be better for me to spend the rest of my life in the outside world.
But then, I realized that I can’t just abandon my family.
But then, family aside, if I have to include the other tribe, my strength alone is far from enough to unite the entire tribe of the demon race.』
『――To take the abundant land beyond the mountain range, the demon race had to be united.
But, empty talk alone was far from enough to convince my fellow race.
I need an overwhelming skill, and strength to achieve that.』
『―― The problem was how to gain such strength.
I kept wandering around while pondering about that matter.』
『―― And then, at the deserted frontier near my birthplace.
I found my answer in the deserted place called cursed land.
Over there, the land that was riddled with scars from the legendary battle of gods, I found a distortion of space and time.』
『――It was a gate connected to hell.』
『―― I found a 【Dark Portal】.』
That was an extremely tiny hole, connected to the place where the devils live.
All existences feel insecure due to the distortion of time and space, beings with weak magical power such as the human race or beastfolk were unable to enter the cursed land.
The elves who love nature ignored it, the dwarves were too busy with their smithing to care about the cursed land.
Thus, Raohgias who was filled with curiosity entered the cursed land, and found the gate to hell.
Raohgias who ignored all kinds of calculations and jumped straight into the gate to hell became the first person who met the devils.
『――I received a violent welcome.
Different from the fight I’ve experienced so far, the fight against devils was the toughest fight in my life.』
But then, his brawl caught the attention of the big shot of those devils.
『―― Devil Cannibal.
I’ve never met such a powerful existence before in my life.
That devil then offered a contract to me.
He gets to eat the soul of the enemy that I defeated, in exchange for a spell that allows me to steal the power of the enemy that died by my hand.
I give part of the magical power that I robbed to him and―― allowing him to see my life.』
Thus, the contract was created.
Raohgias who learnt 『Soul Eater』 then returned to his birthplace, killing everyone who dare to block his path, eating their soul to make himself stronger.
While he offers part of his power to Cannibal via 【Dark Portal】――
And then, Raohgias who returned to his birthplace managed to unite the entire tribe of demon race with his overwhelming strength.
He became 『King』 of demon race.
To strengthen his domination over them, he introduced a peerage system that he learned from the human race.
The tribes were working together to cross the mountain range, and finally arrived at the wealthy plot of land――
The following event was the same as what I learned from history.
They destroyed human countries.
Annexing beastfolk’s countries.
Ruling over ogres and goblins.
Burning the forest of the elves.
Adding night elves under their umbrella.
Beat the dragon into submission.
Sheltering the undead.
When he gained enough power, Raohgias finally allowed the demon race to enter the 【Dark Portal】 and make a contract with the devils too.
As a result of their contract with the devils, the strength of the already powerful demon race soared to the next level.
And the weak devils who knew that it was far easier to store power if they left hell were also following the demon race to enter this world.
The demon king continued on at the end of his book.
My fellow brethren.
We Must Unite.』
『――Even if the other races were weaker than us, never underestimate their numbers.
We have to stop the conflict between our brethren.
The era of scrambling for our dear life in 『Sanctuary』 was over.
Learn from your enemy, and keep improving.
Make no mistake to whom you pointed that fighting spirit.』
You have to rule over your fellow brethren.』
『――Demon race must never lose their unity.
Therefore, you must raid.
Keep making new enemies.
Let the blood of your enemy flow like a river.
By doing so, you shall forget the fetter of tribes.
We must never become an uncivilized savage tribe again.』
I―― closed the book.
I see now…
Now I understand the main concern of the first demon king.
Everything that he did was to prop the demon race so that they could stand along with the other races.
And then, though he managed to rule over them with his overwhelming power, he needed to redirect their fighting spirit to somewhere else in order to keep their unity.
I see now, that’s very clear.
YOU MOTHER FU*CKING SON OF A BI*TCH!
So it was for that stupid reason.
So it was, for that, stupid reason!
MY HOMETOWN!! THE VILLAGE ARE!!
EVERYONE!! WAS KILLED FOR SUCH A STUPID REASON!!
YOU MOTHER FU*CKER, SON OF A BI*TCH!
YOU KILL OTHERS TO PREVENT YOURSELVES FROM FIGHTING AGAINST EACH OTHER!!
YOU FUC*KING DEMON RACE SHOULD JUST DIE ALREADY!!
ALL OF THAT IS JUST TO PROTECT YOUR FILTHY BLOOD!!
ARE YOU… FU*CKING KIDDING ME!!
――My hand was trembling non-stop from the anger.
I had to muster all my self-control just to barely hold back the impulse to tear the book in my hands.
I would have definitely torn the book to shreds if Sofia wasn’t by my side.
「How is it now you realize how great the thought of the first demon king, right」
Sofia asked with an innocent smile on her face.
I took a deep breath to calm myself.
My face had already flushed red from anger but, maybe she mistook it as excitement.
「――It shook my soul.」
Yeah, I’m not lying, my soul was shaking in anger.
「I… understand, the thought, of Raohgias-sama.」
I spoke really carefully to contain my anger.
「It’s… really, useful reference.」
Seeing me shut my mouth after that, Sofia was smiling as she replied with 「That’s good」.
Yeah, it was an extremely useful reference.
First demon king.
I’m deeply moved and understand your thoughts very clearly.
That’s why I’ll crush it till nothing is left.
I’ll smash everything that you built.
And I’ve the best guide to do that.
Chronicle of Demon King Founding Nation.
In short, all I had to do was do the exact opposite of what the first demon king did.
I shall push this kingdom to its destruction.
I will make sure that the demon race and their allies would never see the light of the sun again, forced to live a miserable life in the darkest cave, and live… like miserable livestock!!
I’ll even record that into my biography.
As for the title, let’s see―― Chronicle of Country Toppling Demon King