In The Thick Of It

Sadly before Diablo and his crew could leave Sylvie showed up and was upset to see Diablo was hiding the Demon Lord Krebskulm in Faltra. She told him she could not allow the Demon Lord Krebskulm to loose control in Faltra again and was even ready to fight Diablo as she gave him two choices: Kill Krum or fight her. Diablo thought for a moment then suggested a third option. This confused everyone as Diablo suggested Krum become his slave in order to avoid being hunted. As his slave her power and life was in his hands no longer a threat to Faltra. Sylvie questioned Diablo's thought as she was not sure if it would work at all. Diablo with the help of Shera and Rem managed to convince Krum and Sylvie it was a good idea so after getting Krum's consent Diablo performed the slave ceremony with rem's help. After the kiss the collar appeared on Krum's neck as proof of the bond. Sylvie seemed defeated but glad Diablo was able to find a way to control the situation without death.

Meanwhile back at the north gate with the demon army they experience desention among the ranks as they felt the presence of the Demon Lord Krebskulm vanish to a spec again. They quickly turned on Edelgard and Alicia and attacked them. Their only saving grace was the humans who attacked the demon army as Edelgard and Alicia managed to escape.Meanwhile back at the north gate with the demon army they experience desention among the ranks as they felt the presence of the Demon Lord Krebskulm vanish to a spec again. They quickly turned on Edelgard and Alicia and attacked them. Their only saving grace was the humans who attacked the demon army as Edelgard and Alicia managed to escape.

As Edelgard and Alicia made their escape from the chaos of the rioting demons, Alicia quickly realized that Edelgard was wounded pretty badly from the fight to escape. Apparently she protected Alicia from a few lethal blows from the Mid level demons. Using cloaks they snuck into the shadows and hid back in Faltra unknown to anyone. Alicia desperately tried to give Edelgard first aid but all she could do was buy precious time for the Dragon Knight.

Sylvie looked at Diablo with a smile as Diablo surprised her with his way of thinking. She was glad he was her ally and not her enemy. Then Emile came running by as he stopped suddenly to talk.

Emile: The North Gate is under attack by the demon army. They seemed pretty pissed.

Diablo looked at the girls who were a bit worse for the wear and sighed as he checked his recovery potions before speaking.

Diablo: Those pesky small fry dare to interfere in my business?

Rem: We can't have that right Diablo?

Diablo: I know you are all tired from the recent events so be sure to stay close to me as I punish these peons.

Shera: Of course Diablo.

Krum: Then can we have cookies?

Shera: Oh that reminds me. I bought some today.

Diablo carried the weakened Rem on his back as Shera and Krum ran by his side along with Sylvie and Emile to the North Gate.

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Meanwhile at the North Gate several Adventurers were doing their best to help the guards hold off the demon army.

"Where is that idiot?!" Jysce yelled swinging her huge ax, cleaving a line of demons in two.

"How should I know?" Cirill grumbled back as she leap from demon to demon stabbing them in the head before leaping to another.

"How can he call himself the most powerful if he's not even willing to defend the gate?" Jysce wondered aloud as she sunk her ax into a rather large demon.

"Their are so many of them." Cirill said, "We need back up, these guards aren't going to cut it. At this rate there won't be any before long."

Twenty minutes later Diablo. Rem, Shera, Krum, Sylvie and Emile arrived at the North Gate to see the the fight going on. Their allies were greatly outnumbered and the number of demons seemed endless at the moment. Diablo analyzed his options and thought of a plan quickly.

Diablo: Hold your ground as I thin out their numbers from behind.

Sylvie: Do you have enough mana Diablo?

Diablo: Of course I do, however I would not refuse assistance.

Sylvie: Okay I'll give you a boost then.

Sylvie cast Stat Boost on Diablo which temporally doubled his stats for the next ten minutes. Diablo felt the surge of power in his body as he gave a wicked grin and cast a spell to make it rain ice shards down on the demons in the center of the battle since they were far enough from the allies. Then Diablo repeated his spell to attack the demons in the back with the same spell. As the ice shards rained down the lesser demons were annihilated while the few Mid level demons managed to get away with only wounds.

Krum: Oh they are going to hate you for that.

Diablo: Does it bother you?

Krum: Not really. They were just minions and I prefer cookies now.

Shera: Me too.

Diablo: Very well then I will attack from here if you both with to join the fight.

Emile: Of course. I have a rep to protect.

Sylvie: I can't get shown up by you two. I am the Guild Master after all.

Then Emile and Sylvie joined the soldiers in the battle. A few minutes later General Galford finally arrived with his soldiers and knights to stop the demons. He saw Diablo casting spells to wipe out the demons and grumbled as he was being shown up by Diablo again. However he didn't have time to deal with his petty grievances since the army of demons took priority. He quickly rallied his troops and sent them out to fight the demons.

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