Since long ago, throughout all of history, the battle between humans and the Demon King is well known . Countless battles have been fought, but the human side have always failed in killing the Demon King; they could not even reach the Demon King’s castle.
However, slowly but surely the human side is getting stronger. It started when the holy church of Cyndora got a revelation about a girl who will be born with spirit power level surpassing even the demon lord. The girl, taken by the church since birth, grew into a powerful priest. Her only weakness was that she could not use battle (offensive) magic. Her magic was limited to healing magic but it can regrow severed limbs.
One day the girl tried to perform another type of magic. Using an ancient ritual, she conducted a powerful summoning spell, “The Hero Summoning”. With her massive amount of spirit power the ritual succeeded and the first Hero was summoned.
The first Hero led the human against the Demon King’s army, and finally for the first time in two thousands year, the human army managed to arrive at the demon king’s castle. With Great difficulty the first battle of the hero and the demon king ended in the death of the hero.
Thus the priest continued to summon heroes. One after another, the heroes were slain by the demon king. 30 heroes have been summoned and 30 battles have been fought, costing the lives of millions of humans and demons, sacrificed in battle.
The priest didn’t stop summoning the heroes because, as the time went on, the power of the heroes that she summoned got stronger. The 31st hero was on par with the demon king and had managed to cut off one of its horns while the 30th hero was only able to break through the Demon King’s defensive force shield. The rate of improvement was shocking. The 32nd hero managed to injure the Demon King heavily. There was hope and expectation that with the summoning of the 33rd hero, he would have the power to slay the Demon King.
However the hero summoning can only be done once a year because it consumed a lot of spiritual power which needed a lot of time to recover. So the human side waited for the next summoning with joy as they could finally see hope in defeating the Demon King.
While the human side was waiting with full of confidence, the Demon King’s side had suffered heavy damage to their morale. “ The Demon King’s army was afraid that maybe, they will meet their end soon.
“Father… Are you alright?”
A beautiful girl with red eyes and fiery red hair walked to the throne. Her look could charm anyone that laid their eyes upon her. A body with perfect curves and black wings growing on her back, she was without a doubt a demon. Moreover the tiara on her head showed her status as the Demon King’s daughter.
“Rosalie… I’m fine…”
The Demon King, her father had a manly look. With only one horn remaining he looked like a war-god that had survived countless life and death situations. Right now he sat on his throne with one hand on his head.
“I’m worried father… The power of the humans keep growing… Each time you defeat a hero another one appears with greater strength… The last one even managed to cut off one of your horns.”
A demon’s power can be seen by the size of its horn. Horns are not just for decoration, they also serve as a power storage, therefore the stronger the demon, the bigger the horn. With one horn remaining the Demon King could be said to have only half his power left.
“I know Rosalie.. I don’t even know how they get stronger ever time. The human in the Magora Continent don’t have much power, yet they keep on coming with unbelievable strength.”
“Father… I heard that these humans are summoned through an ancient ritual. It is called “The Hero Summoning” if I’m not mistaken.”
The demon king frowned and fell deep into thought…
“Ancient ritual… Hmph…. Hero summoning… Hmph…. If they’re summoned from another world, that explain their strength.. No human in this world can match my power.. Hmmm.. ”
“Father…. If the humans can do this ‘Hero Summoning’, can’t we do it too?…”
The Demon King looks at his daughter with a surprised look and grinned. His smile was so grim it could make countless children cry and cower in fear.
“Rosalie! You’re genius… I never heard of it before, but it is possible. Thank you Rosalie.”
He stood up from his throne and gave orders to his guard. “Quick call Vahjra the blood mage here!”
Instantly his guard nodded, made a salute and ran out of the throne hall and disappeared into the shadows.
“hahahahahaha… If the humans can summon a hero, why can’t I summon a hero by my side? Hahahahahaha…”
Rosalie wasn’t sure of what just happened but she’s was happy seeing that her father was no longer gloomy or depressed.
Soon, the tides of battle shall change.. The first hero will be summoned to the Demon King’s side…