In a laboratory in a certain world.
A woman in a white coat, who seems to be an assistant, answers the question of a man who seems to be a middle-aged man.
“Have you been able to connect the path to the other world yet?”
“Yes. We have already located it. It should only be a matter of time.”
The man nodded his head in satisfying with the woman’s answer and urged her to continue.
“However, since the disappearance of the creator god, whose existence was confirmed in the age of mythology, the mana in this world has already been depleted due to the outburst of demons and other sub-gods. Therefore, the power of the sub-gods and the magical power of human beings have diminished compared to the age of mythology, and there is not enough energy to connect the world, so it will take time.”
The man didn’t seem particularly surprised by what he was told, and while he groaned at the inevitable state of affairs, he concluded, “It’s not the first time this has happened, and it can’t be helped.”
From the looks of it, it seemed to be a fairly common issue in this world.
“But the mana will never be restored unless the sub-god or human has some kind of connection with the creator god. That’s a tough one.”
The woman then squinted to see the scene outside spilling out of the window of the room.
It was a peaceful scene, with the sun shining brightly on a city that was alive with people, and it was hard to believe that there was anything that the two of them would consider problematic.
However, the woman shook her head at the scene and muttered in resignation.
“The rich nature and the people who come and go in the capital without knowing anything. The outside world is still the same. But the lifespan of this world is already …….”
With that, the woman turned back to her research agenda and shifted her attention to another world of miracles filled with mana.
I parted ways with the old man, Tamamo and the others, and returned to the other world via the Temple of the Creator God.
It seems that the current location is still the same as before, inside the labyrinth created by Deus, and the world tree is still in the same condition as before, even after a thousand years.
In order to express my gratitude, I activated my magical perception for once and entrusted a message to a medium-sized earth spirit that was floating nearby.
“The inside of the labyrinth seems to be just as I requested it to be ……. Tell the world tree that I’m indebted to her again.”
I don’t know if it was quiet or what, but it nodded its head in agreement, so I guess it’s okay.
Actually, the message will reach the other side even if I don’t convey it to the earth-spirit, after all this is a labyrinth that can be said to be the belly of the World Tree itself.
But I think it’s decent thing to do.
If I don’t thank her properly, she’s going to sulk and it won’t make a good impression.
“Then-, I will take out Mizzet and others later…. It’s not a good idea to leave this labyrinth with so many people. It’s right decision to leave them at the temple for the time being.”
The outer exits still lead to the Elven villages after a thousand years, and leaving in large groups could lead to suspicions about where you’ve come from.
However, I was sick to leave them inside the dimensional storage, so I dropped them off there via the Temple of the Creator God before coming here.
I’m planning to meet up with them a little later.
However, this labyrinth is surprisingly long.
The monsters had disappeared and I’d already been through it once, so I wouldn’t get lost, but it would take me several days to get through it properly.
This time, however, the mapping was already done by the app’s functions, so it would take less than a day to get through it.
“If I run, it will take me half a day…. Let’s get out of here, shall we?”
Incidentally, when I checked the logs of this era, I discovered that science and technology had hardly advanced in about a thousand years.
It seems that due to wars between countries and so on, development and decline had been repeated over and over again.
Well, that’s just human nature, I guess.
However, this does not mean that nothing has changed, and although technologies such as airships have been lost with the flow of time, it seems that exchange through the sky is continuing with primitive methods such as the technology of riding cavalry dragon and wyverns to replace them.
However, since it is physically impossible for cavalry dragons to cross continents as they did before, it is said that they are limited to traffic within the continent.
However, there are reports that ships are still there, and although of losing magical technology like airships, new magic, creatures, and magical tools that enrich lives are being created.
The question of which era was better than the other is a matter of opinion.
The legendary High Elf, Lara, and other long-lived heroes who are still alive today know about the airship era, and if they were still alive, they could probably recreate the idea, but the fact that it has not been revived suggests that they do not want to interfere too much with ancient technology.
Elves are a nature-loving race by nature, and it is no wonder.
In the first place, the development of science does not necessarily mean that it will be good for the world.
The fact that several countries have disappeared in wars over the past thousand years tells us that.
According to the logs, the Elven villages are safe because they are warded and hidden to protect themselves from the ravages of war and do not intervene in the politics of the human race.
However, instead, it has gradually faded from people’s memories and is now classified as an unexplored region.
As can be seen from this, the Galhart territory, which is relatively close to the elven village, has been caught up in the conflict, and now its name has been changed to something else.
I feel sorry that Mizzet has been cut off as a countess, and the map of this continent has changed drastically.
It is difficult for a country to last for a thousand years no matter how hard you try, and you will have to give up eventually.
I’ve been thinking about this for a few hours now, and I’ve reached the exit of the labyrinth, the home of the elves, for the first time in about a week.