There were bugs she was afraid of, and there were bugs that she didn’t know how to deal with since it was hard to find their weaknesses.

But still, after numerous tries, she was able to grasp their characteristics and significantly reduce the time it took to take them down.

‘But it’s too early to be careless.’

Every single bug that she had taken down was of the same species.
And there was no way that there was only one type of bug living inside the World Tree.

She must have been lucky to find the same species and hadn’t run into others, or she must not have seen the other bugs since this was their territory.

If she went further, other species of bugs would surely appear.

So she couldn’t be careless.

Sarah cheered herself up and continued to climb.

She continued to kill bugs along the way, and after climbing a little more, she saw a huge wasp heading her way and realized her life was in danger.

One wrong step, and she would fall down.
She barely had any survival training, and she was already feeling mentally drained.

The sun went down.
And she found a place to rest.

‘I shouldn’t use fire.’

She couldn’t light a fire because there was a risk of burning the tree, and she was also afraid that the bugs would come for her once they saw the fire.

It was a bit cold, but it was bearable, so she took out a blanket from the subspace and wrapped it around her body.

‘For the meantime, my body seems fine.’

Even her injuries didn’t seem real.

She hadn’t even taken the pills the Rans had given her because she was still fine.

Even though her energy level dropped, her body returned to normal after a short break.

But because she knew that the situation wasn’t good, it was difficult for Sarah to be happy.

‘I should get some sleep.’

She thought that since she could already feel the fatigue on her body, if she didn’t sleep, she would be in more danger later on.

Fatigue caused by moving and fatigue caused by a lack of sleep are two different things.

Even more so if both occurred at the same time.

“Activate Illusion Guardian.”

Sarah activated the third bracelet on her right arm.
It was an artifact for defense.

Something resembling a blue ghost materialized in the air and transformed into Sarah’s image.
It was said to project the image of the caster.

Sarah didn’t know if it had the same abilities as her, but it could wake her up in a dangerous situation.

‘It looks so much like me.’

The more she saw the magic, the more curious she became.
It was a pity that she didn’t have a talent for it.

‘My brother is a genius in magic.’

They were siblings, so why weren’t they born with the same talent for magic? Despite the complicated situations they had to go through, Sarah couldn’t find an answer.


‘But if I cannot use magic, then how am I using this artifact?’

Artifacts were tools of magic.
In other words, to use an artifact, she had to use magic.

It was ironic that, while magic was forbidden at the World Tree, using this artifact was permitted.

It wasn’t something she wanted to argue with, so she let it go.

“Wake me up if anything happens.”

The illusion nodded, saying yes.

Sarah opened her eyes.
Her eyes felt heavy, but she wasn’t feeling sleepy anymore.

Normally, she would have tossed and turned, but today, she got up fast.

She blinked and looked out.
It seemed that the darkness of the night had gone and the warm sunlight of the morning was entering the cave where she was staying.

It wasn’t real sunlight but an imitation of sunlight created by the spheres of light.
However, that alone made her feel nice.

“How many hours was I asleep?”

“You slept for eight hours.”

The answer came from beside her.
It was the Illusion Guardian.

She stayed in the same spot all night to see if any enemies would come or not, and answered like a machine when asked.

So nothing happened?’

“I felt a presence outside the fourth point, but it didn’t come near here.”

“Thank God.
Then you can head back now.”

“Then, goodbye.”

The Illusion Guardian’s image faded and was soon sucked into the bracelet.

“Thanks to you, I was able to sleep well.
Thank you.”

Sarah smiled softly and tapped the bracelet with her finger.
And as if answering, the bracelet vibrated weakly.

Sarah packed up again.
The only thing she had to do with her luggage was put it into the subspace.

Meals of bread were already stored inside the subspace.

When she was young, she wouldn’t even eat something tasteless, but three years of living in a village made her able to live on minimal meals.

Even if it was tasteless, it would be able to fill her stomach, so even dry bread was a nice source of energy for her.

Let’s leave now.”

After eating, Sarah began to climb up again.

Several days passed like that.

She encountered more bugs and went through a lot of tough situations, but she managed to overcome all of them.

She did the same things every day and every night inside the World Tree.
And now the second hand of the compass was moving more.

It was a sign that her destination wasn’t too far away.

“Almost there.”

Sarah was a bit tired, but her physical condition hadn’t changed much from when she first climbed the World Tree.
She looked up with one leg raised on a slope.

It was hard to see from where she was, and the wind was blowing like it would pull her away.
This was evidence that there was a large hole around.

She moved faster now.
Her primary destination was to enter the hole that Nidhog dug.

And if she went inside, she would be in less danger than she is now.
She thought so and started climbing again.

Someone was watching her.

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