"We don't care for you or your race. We shall use you as we see fit, and I will not allow you to talk back to me. Know your place, fool."
I looked up at her and spit at her shoe.
The hand holding me down disappeared, and I was sent flying in the air by the earth pillar that was summoned beneath me. I was slapped across the room by the same hand just pinning me down.
"I wouldn't even bother with you if it wasn't an order from Lord. I'm not even sure why he thought it was required to have you alive. However, this will be an opportunity to rid yourself of the brand."
"The brand? Oh, you mean this?" I looked to my right arm and saw a tattoo that coiled around my arm, covering the majority of it.
The tattoo depicted a snake skeleton that started from my top right shoulder and made its way around my arm to end on my hand.
The mana radiating from the tattoo was of pure malice, hatred, anger, and reeked of death.
I wrinkled my nose as Uztia continued to talk.
"The brand is a mark forever stuck onto the holder until the holder kills the one who placed it on them. Meaning you need to kill Lucifero to remove it from you. You cannot kill him with conventional means. This opportunity for a second life will serve to benefit both of us. You shall end Lucifero's life, and you will be free from the curse."