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A gigantic table carved of gleaming black stone sat in the center of the room, surrounded by 41 luxurious chairs.
However, most of those seats were empty.
Once, every single place had been filled, but now only two were occupied.
One of the seated people was clothed in a magnificent black academic robe, edged in violet and gold.
The collar seemed excessively gaudy, but somehow it fit the overall design.
However, the exposed head was a bare skull. Points of dark red light glowed in its large orbits, and behind the skull glowed a halo of black radiance.
The being in the other seat was not human either, merely a mass of a black, sticky substance. Its tar-like surface roiled and writhe continuously, never staying in one shape for more than a second.
The former was an Overlord — the highest-ranked of those magic casters who had become undead in order to learn the most potent spells. The latter was an Elder Black Ooze, which boasted the most powerful corrosive ability of the slime families.
One might encounter these monsters in the most difficult dungeons. Overlords could use powerful spells of the highest tiers of magic, while Elder Black Oozes were dreaded for their ability to degrade weapons and armor.
However, they were not game monsters, but players.
In YGGDRASIL, players could choose their character races from three broad groups; humanoid, demihuman and heteromorphic.
Humanoids were the basic player type and comprised humans, dwarves, wood elves, and the like. Demihumans tended to be ugly but possessed superior attributes to humanoids. Examples of demihumans were goblins, beast men, ogres and so on. Finally, heteromorphic races had monstrous abilities, but despite their stats being generally higher than those of other races, they also possessed various drawbacks. There were around 700 playable races in total, including the advanced versions of these races.
Naturally, the Overlord and Elder Black Ooze were among the high-tier heteromorphic races that were playable.
The Overlord — who was speaking at the moment — did not move his mouth. That was because even the most advanced DMMO-RPGs of the time still could not overcome the technological hurdle of properly modeling the changes on a character's face in response to emotions and speech.
"It's really been a while, Herohero-san. Although this is the last day of YGGDRASIL, I didn't expect you to show up."
"Indeed it has, Momonga-san."
The two of them spoke with the voices of grown men, but compared to the voice of the former, the latter's words lacked force, or perhaps it could be said that they lacked energy.
"You stopped coming online after you changed your job IRL, so how long has it been... about 2 years?"
"Ah — seems about right — wah, it's been so long… This is bad. I've been doing so much overtime recently that my sense of time is starting to go weird."
"That's really bad, right? Are you okay?"
"My body? Well, it's a mess. I haven't had to see a doctor yet, but I'm almost there, it's really bad. A lot of times, I feel like I want to run away from it all, but then I think about how I need money to live and then I go back to work like a whipped slave."
The Overlord — Momonga — lowered his head in an "I can't take it" gesture.
After about ten minutes, the torrent of words that flowed from Herohero dwindled to a trickle.
"...I'm sorry for making you listen to my whining. I can't complain much IRL."
"Don't worry about it, Herohero-san. I made you come online despite you being busy, so listening to your complaints is only expected. I'll hear you out, no matter how many you have."
Herohero seemed to have recovered some of his old energy, and with a somewhat more energetic laugh, he replied:
"Ah, I'm grateful for that, Momonga-san. I'm glad I could meet a friend after signing on."
"I'm very happy to hear you say that too."
"...Although it's about time for me to log off."
Momonga sighed gently, as though he didn't want Herohero to sense the regret in his heart.
"Well, if it's like that, then it's a shame… time flies so fast when you're having fun."
"I really did want to stay with you to the end, but I'm about to fall asleep."
"Ah — well, you do sound pretty tired. Then, you should log out soon and have a good rest."
"I'm really sorry… Momonga-san. Although, how long do you plan to stay, Guild Leader?"
"I intended to stay on until I was automatically logged out once the servers shut down. Since it's still ways off, maybe someone might come by in the meantime.
Oh, I almost forgot Esdeath-san is still actively playing and promised me to come online before the servers shutting down."
„Is he still playing? I never expected him to keep up playing after his job and bosses are very tiresome.
Man, the last time I saw him his character resistances and defenses was impenetrable even Touch Me-san had a hard time even scratching his character in its base form."
„Then you never heard the news. His character earned the most broken character title in the game.
Numerous player requested his permanent ban because they claimed he is cheating. But after the investigation the developers found nothing.
While the investigation he could not enter due this reason for a whole month.
Of course, after that, he got a high-value compensation package from the developers.
I still envy him for that."
„Is that so. As expected from Esdeath-san. And what was the compensation package contents."
„I asked him once then he replied with this quote
„Where is the fun in about that if I tell you Momonga-san. You know what. Every day when I am online you can guess one and if you hit precisely or near what I got into the package I will give you half of it."
„And since then you guessed the package contents?"
„No I was not event close to it and he even gave me some help."
„What was the help?"
„He said the next thing I quote"These things what everyone wants but no one can really claim it. Because you can only find it really if you know where to search it" „Huh not much of a help"
They had worked hard to maintain the guild precisely because he had built it up along with everyone else, but hearing words like these from one of his guild members sparked a mix of complicated emotions in his heart. However, these feelings dispersed like mist as Herohero continued.
"Momonga-san, you and Esdeath-san must have kept the guild going so we could come back to it at any time. Thank you very much."
"...It's because it was a guild built by everyone, so it's my job as guild master to keep things going so that the members can come back at any time."
"Yes. We had fun with the game because you were our guild master, Momonga-san… I hope that when we meet again, it'll be in YGGDRASIL II."
"I haven't heard anything about a second game… but like you said, I'd be glad if we could meet like that."
"I'll look forward to it! I'm having trouble staying awake… I think I'll log off first. I'm glad I could meet you at the end. Goodnight."
Momonga wanted to say something, but he hesitated for a moment, and then he spoke:
"I was very happy to meet you too. Goodnight."
Herohero's last words were: "Let's meet up again somewhere."
—And so, the last of the four guild members to come online tonight vanished.
Silence descended once more — it was as though nobody had ever been here in the first place. Nothing was left behind.
Momonga looked at the place where Herohero had been sitting, and he muttered the words he wanted to say.
"Today's the last day of the game, I know you're tired, but we'll never have a chance like this again, why don't we stay together until the end—"
While these thoughts ran through his mind he felt only emptiness.
The login signaling beeping sound threw off Momonga from his train of thoughts.
Esdeath Gorgon has logged in he received the message then he immediately turned to the chair where his friend and guildmate character materialized.
„Welcome, Momonga-san," Esdeath said
„Welcome, Esdeath-san. I'm glad you can come online for the last night."
„Yeah I almost can't make it due to a deadline work what I had to finish for tomorrow morning. But fortunately, I made it in time before the deadline of the servers."
Esdeath character was a Nephalem a hybrid between demon and angel. His character race was possessed both race strengths but none of their weakness.
He was the only one who was given this race due to his hard work, reports, gameplay and coding tips in the game beta stadium.
The developers offered him the chance to design his own base and advanced races what only he can play.
Due to his program Engineer work he can knew the ways to how to go around the game rules without breaking them.
After a whole week planning and calculating he sent the plans the most game breaking race in the game to the developers.
Besides its game breaking strength the developers can't find anything that can break the rules in his plans so they allowed it.
Despite he was male he played a female character because „why not" „It's more fun and the animations are better" reasons.
Most of the guild members mostly the females thought this is the worst excuse what they every heard about the topic „why is someone playing a female character if he is a male?"
But Momonga never really cared about this because „It's a role playing game It's a game for your imagination no one has a right to judge you while you only wanted to have fun."
Despite that what the others said they recognized that he can design his character very well.
His character heteromorphic eyes sclera was vantablack one of his eyes iris was pure white with white veins across the eye without pupils the other was blood red.
When Momonga asked him what gave the idea about his character eye design he answered with the next sentence.
„ I really love the animes before the third world war. I specifically designed my eyes after two anime one was the Tokyo Ghoul. In the anime, there were human shaped man-eater creatures whose called ghouls. Their eyes sclera goes black their iris goes blood red with red vines across their eye when they go into hunting mode or become excited.
The second anime was the anime called Naruto. In the anime was a clan whose had a special eye Kekkei Genkai the Byakugan. „The so-called all-seeing eyes."
„Their eye irises was all white with a white almost undetectable pupil.
I designed my character eyes after these two."
Continuing his character description. He designed his character with a childish youngster but world class beauty face and a long white straight hair go down almost to his character butt.
His character base height was only 1.65m with a modest bust not too big not to small and a not too big butt.
However, with his character racial ability, he could shapeshift his character look anytime. Not as thoroughly as a doppelganger, though. For example, he can't change his character race look anything other than humanoid creature and he can't change his character gender.
But besides that he could customize his character look however he wanted.
His character wore a white military uniform. What he designed after a military organization from an anime. I think the anime name was Bleach. He designed his character uniform after the organization named stern ritter.
More through the design of his character uniform came from the character named Bambietta Basterbine. With the white cape and the military-styled hat.
His character white gloves however designed after Alucard gloves from the Hellsing Ultimate Ova. Due to his character look, all of his gear was contained divine status data crystals and enchantments.
„So Momonga-san we are the last. Huh…
Anyone else makes it here tonight or I was the only one?"
„Yes, Herohero-san logged out not long before you came online."
„Huh. That's a shame I wanted to meet him one last time. Before we going in our separate ways.
But it does not matter anymore. Doesn't it?"
„No it's not." both of them sighted then they looked to the guild weapon.
The staff of Ainz Ooal Gown. Their symbol. The symbol of the guild what designed specifically for the guild master. To lead them with it. The staff quality was surpassed even the divine class equipment and almost reached the world class items quality.
The staff quality was surpassed even the divine class equipment and almost reached the world class items quality.
They spent countless hours, they made countless sacrifices to collect the necessary ingredients and data crystals to create the staff. Some of them even clashed with the conflict between in real life because the pursuit of the goal to create the guild weapon.
In the end, they managed to collect the necessary data crystals and ingredients to create it and the end result was nothing less than magnificent.
—Seven serpents twined around the body of the staff, which resembled the kerukeion carried by Hermes Trismegistus. The serpents' mouths gaped open in agony, and each mouth held a gem of a different color. The grip was exquisitely carved out of crystal and glowed with blue light.
Anyone would be able to recognize this staff as a supremely high-quality item, and it was a Guild Weapon that was unique to this guild. One could call it the symbol of Ainz Ooal Gown.
Despite that, the guild weapon never made it out to see a fight.
The fact the guild will permanently disband if the guild weapon was destroyed was too much of risk to even dare to try to bring the staff outside of the guild walls.
„Esdeath-san. Do you mind if I equip the staff for this last night?"
„Of course not Momonga-san the last time I checked you were our glorious guild leader.
Besides that, this is the last night in this wonderful world. It doesn't really matter anymore Doesn't it?"
Momonga reached to the hovering staff what hovered in its place what proposed to contain it while Momonga not using it.
The staff automatically reacted to Momonga command and floated to Momonga hand.
„I though we could end it as it intended. Waiting for the last besiegers of the Great Underground Tomb Of Nazarick in the throne room like the last bosses the villains in the story as we intended to be while we built Nazarick."
Esdeath smirked under his VR-helmet but from his voice, Momonga clearly felt the smirk.
„Great idea Momonga-san it's a good idea indeed. Let them run for their money one last time. They will not claim Nazarick until our broken bodies lie on the floor."
Momonga nodded then said.
„Then let's go."
In their long way to the throne room, they meet one of the homunculi maids what Herohero, Whitebrim, and Coup De Grace-san crated.
„Those three really did a good work with the homunculi maid's design. Doesn't they Momonga-san?"
"What did Mangaka-san said when he designed the maid's uniforms?"
„I think he said the next quote „Maid uniforms will be our greatest weapons"
And Indeed they did a wonderful job designing all 41 homunculi maids."
They both greeted the maid then continued their way to the throne room.
This though made Momonga think about the time when the guild was in it's prime.
They were only 41 but they managed to reach the 9th place on the server with 12 world items.
The second guild in the server only had 3.
Originally the guild owned only 11. The 12th world item comes from Esdeath when he raided and conquered alone an another guild base. True before that he requested one world item for an unknown reason.
But in the end, he returned victorious with 2 world class item.
He managed to raid the enemy guild base kill every enemy player and even loot their whole vault before he destroyed their guild weapon.
The guild in it's worst state was in the 48 Th place.
Now is in the 21 st place. It was not due to Momonga and Esdeath efforts to upkeep the guild but the vast amount of treasures and the gear what their comrades left behind when they left the game.
The last time when he checked in the game was less than 800 guilds due to the reason the developer company announced the game will shut down because the technology used to create the game was vastly outdated and financial problems occurred.
These thoughts greatly saddened Momonga again
He was just an ordinary salaryman with no family and friends in real life.
But in the game, he was the Overlord of Death the Avatar of Death The impersonification what every normal human feared. And his friend who walked beside him was the Impenetrable Defense the last Nephalem, and the pinnacle of what every power build character owner wanted to make their character.
He acquired many good friends in the game. More than he acquired in his whole real life.
„But everything that has a beginning that has to end once." as the saying goes.
After the stairs, they arrived the tenth level of Nazarick.
Originally when they conquered Nazarick there was only six floor but with great effort and in-game shop items, they expanded it to ten floors.
The last room before the throne room was the receiving room.
As they stepped into the room what they firstly noticed a distinguished old gentleman who was in a butler outfit.
His hair was pure white with a beard and a mustache near his mouth.
Behind the butler, there were six maids. They wore maid uniforms and gauntlets each of them distinguishable different metals. All of the maids wore maid uniforms but they were distinguishable different.
They were the battle maids of The Great Unerdgound Tomb of Nazarick.
They designed them as the last line of defense before the invaders reached the throne room. Where the last battle will be taken place.
They don't intend to stop the invaders but to win enough time to the guild members to prepare for their last battle.
But no one reached this point of Nazarick ever. They remained unconquered at the whole time.
The farthest where the invaders invaded Nazarick was the eight floor. No one reached further.
Momonga reached with his hand and an invisible menu appeared. „So that what they were called" Momonga laughed softly
Esdeath just commanded his character face to smirk a little.
„As a Guildmaster I put these NPCS a good use"
Momonga couldn't help but laugh at himself for that incredibly lame line, and then he gave them a command.
Sebas and the maids bowed respectfully, to show they had heard and acknowledged the order.
Eventually, the group arrived at a vast hemispherical dome-shaped hall. Four-colored crystal lamps glittered from the ceiling, and there were 72 niches in the walls. Most of them were filled with statues.
Each statue was modeled after a demon's appearance, and there were 67 of them.
„Huh what a mess after all these days these statues still bring back wonderful memories" Esdeath thought
This room was called "The Lemegeton". It was named after the Lesser Key of Solomon, which was a magical grimoire.
They led the servants behind him past the magic circle and laid eyes on the giant doors before him.
The majestic set of double doors were over five meters in height and covered in intricate carvings. The left side was shaped into a beautiful goddess, while the right was made to resemble a cruel demon. So realistic was their design that even from across the room, Momonga felt like they would attack him.
The left side was shaped into a beautiful goddess, while the right was made to resemble a cruel demon. So realistic was their design that even from across the room, Momonga felt like they would attack him.
Momonga though back the idea behind the creation of the doors design.
—Since they made it all the way here, we should gather in glory and welcome these brave heroes. Let others slander us as they will, but we shall welcome them proudly and openly, like the magnanimous lords that we are.
"Ulbert-san…" they both said in unison.
„I will find LuciFer-san and skin him alive if one of his golems attacks me again." murmured Esdeath under his character nose.
As they reached the massive double door Momonga touched it.
Slowly but steadily the doors opened.
The air changed.
Although the atmosphere from earlier was filled with quiet solemnity, the scene before his eyes now exceeded that by far. The air became a pressure that weighed heavily on the entire body.
It was an exquisite piece of work.
Truly the creativity of the guild members of Ainz Ooal Gown has known no limit.
The numerous chandeliers which hung from the ceiling were made of precious stones of all colors of the rainbow, and they emitted a fantastic, dreamlike radiance.
Numerous flags emblazoned with different symbols hung from flagpoles sunk into the walls. A total of 41 of these flags swayed gently in the wind, from the ceiling to the floor.
In the center of this room that was tinted gold and silver, there was a flight of stairs about 10 steps high. Atop these stairs was a gigantic throne, carved out of a single piece of crystal, whose back was high enough to touch the ceiling above it. A huge red banner hung down behind it, proudly displaying the symbol of the guild.
This place was located in the deepest reaches of the Great Underground Tomb of Nazarick. It was also its most important place — the Throne Room.
Momonga and Esdeath gasped seeing the Inapprehensible beautiful design. They knew this place they visited the place often.
But every time they gasped when they reached the throne room. This was the second if not the most beautiful place in YGGRADASIL.
As they advanced through the room their eyes felt on the female NPC who stood beside the throne.
She was a world-class beauty with the pure white dress, pale skin, and jet black hair what contracted with her skin.
With a smile on her face. If there was not her two horns and her two black wings what sprouted from her waist. You could mix her up a human. Those two horns gave her smile a new contract. The shadow what they cast on her face and her golden eyes with slitten pupils made her smile sinister.
The shadow what they cast on her face and her golden eyes with slitted pupils made her smile sinister.
In her hand, she held a strange weapon that looked like a wand of some sort. It was roughly 45 cm long, and a black orb hovered at its end, floating lightly in the air but holding its position at the end of the wand.
She was the Overseer of the Floor Guardians of the Great Underground Tomb of Nazarick, Albedo. She was in charge of the seven NPC Floor Guardians. In other words, she was the highest-ranked character in the Great Underground Tomb of Nazarick.
Because of that, she was permitted to await orders within the Throne Room, in the deepest reaches of the Tomb.
However, Momonga turned a sharp look on Albedo:
"I knew there was a World-Class Item here, but how is it that there are two of them here now?"
„I think Tabula Smaragdina-san left her the second world item as a goodbye gift. It's good to see he actually cared enough of his NPC before he left. I think we should leave her with it.
Huh, besides it doesn't matter anymore." Esdeath said sadly
This is a good place." Momonga ordered the maids and Sebas whose followed them.
But their AI-s not designed in such depth to process this order.
After they began climbing the stair the combat maids and Sebas followed them forth.
Esdeath realized first that the maids and the butler still following them. So he gave his orders to them.
They stopped before the stairs.
After the command, they continued their way to the throne. Eventually, they reached it. Momonga has taken his place in the throne. Esdeath simply stands beside Momonga right side.
And taken the bodyguard posture one of his character hand rested on his katanas button the other was in his character pocket.
"What kind of backstory was she designed with?" asked Esdeath
„Let's take a look" Momonga opened the console with a whim of his hand.
A tremendous though of data flowed before them while Momonga scrolled the console.
„Well, I knew Tabula Smaragdina-san was overly obsessed with evil themes, overly detailed character descriptions and such things. But this is just ridiculous."
After a while, Momonga reached the end of the text and what it's said made them widen their eyes.
"She is also a slut."
"...Eh? What does this mean?"
„I Think it means what it's intended to mean „She is a slut"
The two remaining guild member looked at each other with wide eyes. After the initial shock, Esdeath started to laugh while Momonga was deeply embarrassed because of his comrade programming.
"Ah, is this what they call gap moe? Tabula-san… even so…
Should I change it?"
„It's up to you Momonga-san after all you are the Guildmaster if you waiting for my permission then I say let's do it. Don't let poor Albedo in this state even in this last few minute."
„Then let's do it"
Momonga extended the Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown and activated the Guild Weapon developer function.
on his console, the "slut" line vanished.
"Well, it should be like that."
„We should fill the gap it feels so empty."
„I agree But what should we fill it up. Do you have any idea?"
„I have no idea maybe with some silly but not an insulting thing?"
Momonga though about it and started to type into his console.
"She loves Momonga."
"Uwah, how embarrassing."
Momonga covered his face with his palm. It felt as though he were designing his ideal girlfriend complete with love events for himself, which embarrassed him so much that his heart began pounding.
Although he wanted to rewrite it again out of shame, in the end, he changed his mind and decided against it.
„Why better than the line „she is also a slut."Don't you think?"
The game would end soon, after all, and his shame would vanish with it. Besides, the sentence he added matched the gap left by the deleted sentence exactly. It would be a shame if he deleted it and left an empty space again.
Momonga recalled the words he had heard before and extended a hand before lightly bringing it down.
The NPC-s before him kneeled down as he commanded.
Momonga raised his left hand to check the time.
"A relic of the past, huh—" Momonga said.
„A relic of the past." After this sentence, they both began to laugh in unison.
Although the guild now was just an empty shell, they had enjoyed their time with it.
They turned their eyes to look at the huge flags hanging from the ceiling.
He extended his hand pointed on his flag. „ Mine"
Esdeath did the same thing pointed his own „ Mine."
They did this each of them pointed one flag and said the owner name after each other in turn.
After they finished they looked at each other.
"Yeah, it really was fun…"
„It was…" Esdeath said with a sad tone.
Their heart was filled with regret and reluctance.
Esdeath checked his character watch. „ It's 23:57 less than 3 minutes and we have to return our boring reality."
„Sadly yes," said Momonga
That was only natural. Nobody could live in a virtual world, which was why everyone had left, one by one.
He had to wake up at 4 tomorrow. He had to sleep the moment the servers shut down in order not to affect the next day's work.
[23:59:35, 36, 37]
Momonga set his watch to count out the seconds.
„Momonga-san it was an honor to play with you and the others if there will be an another game like YGGRADASIL don't be the stranger to contact me or even in real life I would be happy to drink a beer with you."
[23:59:48, 49, 50]
„I feel the same Esdeath-san take care."
Momonga and Esdeath closed their eyes. Pure darkness overcasted them.
The countdown finished. They waited for the curtains to fall on their fantasy world
To be continued...
A/N: Hello I updated the story because I found a few flaws and updated the character description in the story to match the cover.