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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Chapter 16-23

16-23. Land King's Subjugation Fight


Satou here. Directions in a play are important. Viewer's impression change greatly depending on the way one presents the play. Doing everything yourself, though rarely happen in tv shows and such, will have the opposite effect when found out, so you can even say that it's a forbidden move to take.

"Master, it's dangerous, perilous so I report."

Light particles have gathered in the open mouth of the Land King.
That's probably a preliminary stage of the Breath. Its aim must be the royal palace.

"You're right. Let's go help them."

I take the girls to the top of a tower on the line between the palace and the Land King.


Liza warned me with a tense voice right after we teleported.
She's looking at the middle head of the Land King that's just about to fire its breath.

Liza clads her magic spear with magic edge, ready to shoot out an extra large magic edge cannon anytime.
Nana has also begun to prepare for her force art, a magic circle is shining on her forehead.

"Leave it to me--"

I draw the [Golden Sword Heraruoph] I collected from the sand sea earlier.

The sword itself is about as powerful as the divine gift holy swords that heroes have.
The grip is carved with a holy verse, apparently it's read [Glory to God Heraruon] in a language from the age of gods.

I don't really care about that stuff, but let's try using it for now.

『Glory to God Heraruon』

The Sun Gem on the base of the sword shined brightly when I loaded the sword with mana and recited the holy verse.
It seems to have buff effects as it's giving me reaction speed up, physical ability up and such buffs.

That's fine and all, but--.

>[Golden Sword is demanding Life Force]

--Something dangerous shows up on the log and there's a Yes/No option below it.

I don't mind if it's simply using the health or stamina gauges, but not if it's draining my life and soul.
I promptly choose [No] and decide not to use the [Golden Sword Heraruoph]'s true power.


The land king fired a dark red beam kind of breath.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

I shouted the special technique those swordsmen were using out loud and unleashed the copy-by-eyes version of it.

Golden blade of light shot out of the sword, clashing with the Land King's breath mid air.
The blade of light intensely scattered sparks around, bisected the breath vertically, and reached the Land King's forehead.

The light that was dampened by the breath broke through the Land King's barrier but it only managed to make a small wound on its forehead.

The breath that was divided by Sun Slash are coming toward us and the capital.

"I guess a shell-type skill isn't suited for countering a continuous-emission type skill after all."

I position the sword level to my eyes and cut down the breath into harmless particles.
It wasn't a Sword Skill but the space magic [Isolation Wall (Deracinator)] and [Dimension Slasher].

From outside perspective, it should like the [Golden Sword Heraruoph] I had ripped the beam apart.

As a proof of that plan's successful result, people at the palace and those who took shelter on the high ground raised shouts of joy.
Now that enough people's eyes have gathered on me, let's do a performance to increase their faith on God Heraruon.

"My name is Pendragon! With holy sword 『Golden Sword Heraruoph』 bestowed to me by the authority of God Heraruon, I will destroy this ancient monster Land King!"

I made it so that it would reach Sania Kingdom people's ears through amplification magic and wind magic.
While I was at it, I also used light magic to make the Golden Sword shine for stage effects.


Cheers loud enough to shook the earth resounded in the capital.
Getting my name wrong is fine, at least it doesn't look like anyone gets the god's name wrong.


The Land King roared in anger though I don't think it has anything to do with the cheers.
I thought it was going to use earth magic to attack, but it appears to be dedicating the magic to support its defense for the time being.

The Land King makes a step forward with enraged eyes.
Thud, thud, transmitting vibrations that shake your stomach with a gap at each steps.

"The port is cracking nanodesu."

Tama and Pochi who have taken refuge behind Nana are looking at the disastrous scene of the port sadly.

Since I'm fully prioritizing on clearing the [Trial of God] this time, I've decided not to mind about property damage, though human damage is another thing.
I plan to give the material from Land King as the repair fee.

"Master, it's coming."

The sea anemone-like thing on the Land King's back extends its tentacles and swings it down while drawing an arc in the air.
Its shadow is falling on the place we are at.

"Oh Jesus, nanodesu"

Tama and Pochi who're looking at the attacking tentacles that are several meters long in diameter sound ambiguously happy.

"Spread out!"

The girls jumped off the place with my instruction.

A few seconds later, the place we were standing on is pierced by the tentacle.
The tower broke down yet the the tentacle didn't stop its momentum as it pierced the ground, even the tower behind it was tilting and barely standing.

In addition, several tentacles are tenaciously coming at me.

--This is bad.

There's a building sheltering people at a direction one of the tentacles is heading.
Unfortunately, it's at the opposite direction of where I'm running to.

"Nana! Block it!"
"Entrusted with Master's order so I report."

Nana ran out while saying a line resembling a killing machine from somewhere.
She arrived with enough time left by the combination of Physical Reinforcement and Twinkling Movement, and blocked the tentacle with 15 [<<Flexible Shield>>] and a force art rivaling advanced level force magic [<<Flexible Wall>>].

The ground Nana stood on wasn't that sturdy though, it caved in with tremors, tilting the ground and buildings around her.

She could have blocked it more easily if she used the hidden [Fortress] and [Castle] capabilities on her equipment, but I haven't given the permission to use it.

Since the opponent's level is just 88, Nana who's amply supplied with defensive skills and magic should be able to defend against it easily.

"Ooo! Awesome!"
"Who's that beauty."

The people who were saved by Nana praised her in high tension after narrowly escaping death.

"Escape while you have the chance now, so I inform."
"O-ou! Gotcha!"

Urged by Nana, the people she saved ran out of the building toward the castle.

This should be enough attractions.
The high ground behind me has been broken off by the tentacles, and the way ahead is blocked off.

"--Now then, about time to go on a counteroffensive."

I shine the sword in golden colored light with light magic.

Two tentacles are coming to attack me diagonally from above.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

Since the technique imitating the secret art is weak, I cut the tentacles with space magic [Dimension Slasher] the moment the golden light hit them.


The Land King screamed.
Looks like having its tentacles cut is painful even with that huge body.

I wave my hands at the people and rapidly shoot out the fake Sun Slashes.

The people cheered out loud every time I cut off one of the Land King's tentacles.

The cut tentacles fell on the downtown, breaking buildings and raising dense cloud of dust around.
The foul smelling blood of the Land King seems to be a strong acid, buildings that have been bathed in the blood are burning and raising white smoke.


The Land King's roar echoed in the capital's sky.
Hidden behind the dust cloud and white smoke, the Land King shots out its beard clad in red light toward me.

"Beard Slasher~"
"Won't let you, nanodesu!"

Tama and Pochi chased after me and cheerfully intercepted the beard.
I'll leave the beard for the two to handle.

"Let's go, Liza."

While appealing to the people with the golden light emitting sword, I jumped to high grounds with Liza and ran toward the Land King's head.
I could hear a mix of cheers and screams from the people behind.

With those on our backs, we jump from capital building's roofs to roofs toward the Land King's head.
Tentacles and breaths assaulted us many times on the way, but we eliminated them all the same way we did earlier.
Since the sacrificed buildings are increasing geometrically, I'd better provide temporary dwellings and food later.

"Even rollercoaster is put to shame nanodesu!"

I heard Tama and Pochi's voices passing overhead.

Pochi and Tama who latch on the beard are going along it toward the Land King.
The Land King are swinging its beard around with tremendous speed, but that seems to be no different than an attraction to those two.

"Oh that looks nice."
"I-is that right?"

Liza tilted her head at my words.


A Land King's tentacles are coming toward us while roaring.
It's coated its tentacle with earth magic in an attempt to counter my blade of light.

"Liza, let's make use of that to go above the Land King."

We evaded the tentacle that pierced the ground by jumping, kicked the air and landed on top of the tentacle.

The heavy tentacle doesn't seem to be as agile as the beard.
I ran past the tentacle along with Liza while it was still stuck on the ground. What a thrill.

Other tentacles and beards were coming for us, but the Land King seemed to have miscalculated our speed, we didn't even have to evade them as we ran past them.

"Liza, attack the Land King's back."
"Leave it to me!"

I jump down the tentacles after telling Liza that.


Rolled up sands on the Land King's feet is coming toward the its head like a tornado.
It's probably trying to get rid of me like removing bugs.

I deploy Magic Armor to defend against the sand tornado.

The Land King is swinging its head around, but it's not a problem since I'm holding on with [Magic Hand].


The Land King screamed.
Liza is probably rampaging around on the Land King's back with Magic Edge Cannon and other finishers.

It seems to be in agony, the three heads have begun to randomly shoot out breath.

The breaths tear through the sand sea, annihilating mountains and islets on the sand sea.
I'm casually blocking them off, but there's no doubt that Sania Kingdom's capital would be in danger if it was hit by those breaths.

I arrived at the Land King's head and went to the forehead where the gem casket was located.


I tried calling Haifa who was embedded in the Land King's head, but of course, there's no response.

I could have used Primeval Magic if I wanted to be doubly sure, but I don't feel like going that far for Haifa's sake.
The usual space magic should be good enough.

"--Teleport, there."
<TLN: If you're reading this novel at any other site than Sousetsuka .com you might be reading an unedited, uncorrected version of the novel.>
I used forbidden spell of space magic [<<Aport Any Object>>] and took Haifa out of the gem casket.
Looks like she's still alive, but her condition doesn't look too good.

With Miasma Sight, I see that there's a curse-like magic line connecting Haifa and the Land King.
I produced holy edge on the tip of my finger and cut off the magic line.

Next, sprinkling elixir on her head below should be good enough.

After finishing her treatment, I teleported Haifa to the outskirts of Sania Kingdom like with the others.
I'm sure someone would nurse her there.

"Hm? What'st that?"

A wand with Sun Gem attached on it is left behind in the depth of the gem casket.
It's probably the wand Haifa had.

I took it with [<<Aport Any Object>>] like with Haifa and put it into the Storage.

--Crisis sense.

A yellow gem near the place where the wand was emits a dark yellow aura that's extending to me.
It seems to be called [Yellow Gem of Soul Bind] according to AR reading.

The real nature of the thing was made clear after I skimmed through its detailed info.
Apparently, Haifa attempted to rule over the Land King by using this.

It somewhat seems similar with the spell art that was put on Lalakie Princess I saved from the Sea King at the sugar route during the Divine Punishment. <TLN: Detailed events of this are on the light novel version.>
Since the spell art that was used to control the Sea King originated from the yellow skinned demon, this item was highly likely brought here by the same demon, or its followers.

"Gotta purge dangerous stuff away, purged you go."

I purged the [Yellow Gem of Soul Bind] with [Space Disintegrate].


The Land King screamed out loudly from feet to head.
The purged parts seemed to cover a wide area.

"Deyaaaa, nanodesu."

Tama and Pochi unleashed their finishers on other heads of the Land King.
Looks like the damage passed poorly since they're not equipped with their true weapons.

"Tama, Pochi, come back here."
"Aye aye sir~"
"Roger nanodesu."

Tama picked Pochi up with Shadow Movement and went to me.
Tama's ninjutsu is way too convenient as always.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

I shouted out loud, showed an even flashier golden light than earlier, and cut off one of the Land King's head with [Dimension Slasher].


The Land King screamed out loudly.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

I cut off another head of the Land King.


The Land King is swinging its head around to try to shake us off.

"Shake nanodesu."

Tama and Pochi hug my legs while screaming and having fun.
I contemplate a bit while patting their heads.

Only this head we're on remains.
Cutting this one off is simple, but I'd like a bit more drama for the [Make God Heraruon's authority widely known] part.

"Liza, I'm pulling you back here, okay."
『Yes, Master.』

I talked to Liza with space magic [Tactical Talk] and pulled her back with Unit Arrangement.
After telling Liza the plan after this, I teleport the three to where Nana is.

Left alone, I take the stance for the fake secret art for the third time.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

The third fake Sun Slash is a dummy that only consists of light.

I wrapped the Land King's body with purple colored light using light magic, and made it look like it guarded against the dummy Sun Slash.
Additionally, I restored two of the Land King's heads with advanced water magic recovery spell.

The Land King apparently is capable of restoring its heads to begin with, it's even adding more heads like Hydra of the Greek myth.

"Did I overdo it?"

That thought did cross my mind, but all is right since it accomplished my objective.
Now it should like like I'm in a pinch from the view point of people watching on the castle and high grounds.

Matching the timing of the Land King's head swing, I made myself get blown away to the direction of the capital.
Of course, I didn't forget to make the sword shine golden brightly to make it clear that I was blown away.

The direction is a bit weird physically speaking, but I think only a few would care about that kind of thing.

I crashed to a building like a cannonball, destroying several buildings.
Since I clad myself with Magic Armor, let alone injury there's not even a speck of dirt on my clothes, however I put dirt and clotted blood-like paints on my clothes for the sake of the performance.

『Master, are you hurt anywhere?』
"Yeah, I'm fine."

Liza asked anxiously through the still connected [Tactical Talk].
I'm more worried I'd make a mistake holding back and instantly kill the Land King.

"Oops, not letting my guard down--"

I blow away the falling debris and cloud of dust with one swing of my sword.
When I jumped from the collapsed building to the roof of a nearby building, cheers erupted from the spectators.


The spectators' cheers are heating up nicely.

"Now then, think it's fine to finish it off now?"

Sun Slash barrages are fine, but I'd like a more dramatic attack.

That reminds me, Zanza boy of the [Clan of Sword] mentioned something about a higher version of the [Sun Slash].
If I'm not mistaken--it's called [True Sun Slash] or something clichéd like that.

I'll borrow the master swordsman' lines while I'm at it.

"O God Heraruon, who witnesses from heavens!"

I expand golden light around me using light magic.
Of course I'm broadcasting my speech using wind magic the same I did earlier.

"O 『Golden Sword Heraruoph』! Eradicate the wicked apostle of demon lord with your radiance!"

I raise the sword toward heavens, at the same time, the golden light that wraps around me extends to the sky.
Furthermore, I change the shape of the simple light pillar that extends to the sky into the golden sword shape.


Looks like the performance went well.

For some reason, the Land King began to step back when it saw the illusion sword.
It might even go away with just a bluff at this rate.

"Secret Art--<<True Sun Slash>>"

I estimate the right time and swing down the sword while saying some embarrassing line.
Right when the illusion sword hit the Land King, I used the advanced level space magic [<<Divine Dimensional Blade>>] and cut the Land King's in two vertically.


The split Land King is sinking into the sand sea with people's cheers as the BGM.

"--Did that do it?"

I tried raising a clichéd flag, but it doesn't seem like it's rising up again.

This would have been the time for it to transform into the second stage if it were a demon lord, but it doesn't seem like the Land King, a mere familiar of a demon lord, has such regenerative capability, its corpse has been turned into an object on the sand.


I keep the light on the golden sword to respond the rooting.

Well then, wonder if this accomplished God Heraruon's order?

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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 164

Chapter 164 Strongest Sage, Predicts Moves


『The 14th is ready!』

『Roger! If you see a weird reaction from the Dragon Vein, immediately activate it!』

I resumed my attack after Ruli reported she was done preparing.
This time I'm not attacking with a sword, but hitting fast by using magic on myself and on the ground.


The demon evaded it while sounding irritated.

--He's acting.
In fact, I'm attacking in accordance to this demon's plan.

As a proof--there's a trap that the demon has prepared beforehand on my feet now.

Since it's installed inside the Dragon Vein, the trap is hard to find and powerful.
Of course, I step on it because I've predicted it.

And then the demon attempts to activate the trap on my feet just as I predicted.
If the demon activates the trap, Ruli's magic will nullify it and I'll hit the demon with the real attack during that chance.

『Hold it, don't be lured by his trick! Defense magic!』

The demon got a message through magic right before he activated the trap.
Hearing that, without hesitation, the demon immediately stopped the activation and deployed defense magic.

....I see.
Reading moves is the job of the demon giving the instructions huh.

『Lure, does that mean... He found out about the Dragon Vein magic?』

『No, I doubt he could find that skilfully hid spell art in the middle of this fight. ...He must have guessed something because you were acting suspiciously.』

I heard their conversation in the communication magic as I ceased attacking and jumped backward.

Looks like they haven't realized that I've detected the magic in the ground... The demon giving instructions seems to be well experienced in combat.
In fact, this demon did act suspiciously, thus even if I didn't directly find the trap, that was enough hint for the trap's existence.

『So the rumor that says Mathias Hildesheimr is the reincarnation of Gaias is true?』

『Impossible. The era is too far apart, and if he were really Gaias, you'd have long been dead, I'd have long been blown away by his magic too.』
<TLN: If you're reading this novel at any other site than Sousetsuka .com you might be reading an unedited, uncorrected version of the novel.>
Such a rumor is circulating among the demons huh...
Well, the part about Gaias reincarnation is correct though.

...Still, does that means the demon that's giving orders here knows the past me. He's quite ancient if he really does.
Well, every demon that met the past me should have all perished after all, so it's probably something he heard from his fellow demons.

Either way, that demon is giving quite the accurate instructions, and it seems this demon here has been trained to follow those instructions.
However, that fact can also be used in itself.

Jamming their comm at the right moment will create an opening.
The comm magic that they use is a type that's easy to intercept yet hard to jam... But the magic I taught Ruli should be enough to block it for 10 seconds by disturbing the environment mana.
And 10 seconds are more than enough time.

『Ruli, prepare the 17th magic along with the 14th magic. Use the 14th when there's a change on the Dragon Vein, and the 17th when I tell you to!』

The 14th magic is for annulling the activation of the trap in the Dragon Vein.
And the 17th is a magic to disturb the environment mana, obstructing long range magic... especially comm magic and such.

Those magic have their own names but assigning numbers to them makes things easier in coordinations like this.
These two supports will help me smash the demon's defense magic.

And a few seconds later.

『It's ready!』

Ruli contacted me.
Now then... Let's break apart this anti Disqualified Crest magic plan.

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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 29

Chapter 29 If I Can't Use Weapon Skills, I'll Just Make One


The fact that I don't have the disposition for Weapon Skills is shocking, but I'm not giving up.

"Well don't worry about it. To begin with, everyone worked out their own techniques before Weapon Skills and martial arts came to be y'know. Then you should just make one yourself. You can use magic, right? Combining that with your techniques, and creating a way to fight exclusive to you have a potential to be far stronger than those."

As expected of master, he's largehearted. His logic feels Marie-ish somewhat. <TLN: Not sure which Marie he's talking about or if the author really means 'Marie' here.>
However, currently it's unclear whether I don't have the disposition for the skill or for the weapon skill itself. Perhaps, I can't acquire it since I'm an outsider from another world. With that in mind, I really should better do a variety of trials and errors just like master said.

"Furthermore, I'm curious to see what kind of techniques you will work out. It looks like it'd be fun."

Oufh, it's completely a mere curiosity. But sounds like working out a technique while listening to master's experiences will be many times faster than not. He's cooperating this time, but I'd even beg to get him teach me.

"Then father. Let me make our breakfast."

"N-no wait, Eleanor. I'll do it... okay, okay."

Master's complexion turned pale at once. Faces can really turn pale this clearly in reality huh.

"Father, you have to train Nobusada-san, don't you? Let me make it as it's been awhile."

"W-wait I said..."

Mumumu, looks like master would really rather avoid Eleanor-san's cooking no matter what? Ah right, I made breakfast already, completely forgot about it.

"Ah, then would you two like to have these food I made? I thought I should do this much at least as thanks for allowing me to learn here."

"Is that so! Since you've gone all the trouble of making them, we cannot let them go to waste!!"

Master made a thumb up while saying that outside of Eleanor-san's view. Looks like I did a good job.

"I've made it easy to eat outside, let's spread a mat and enjoy it here. The weather's fine today and all."

"R-right. My apologies, Nobusada-san. Looks like we've caused you trouble."

"Please don't worry about it. I like to cook myself, you see."

I spread a mat and put out the food I made.
Honey toast, deep-fried bread, walnut jam, custard cream, fruit juice and also some fruits. I've peeled the apples into rabbit shapes.
Master and Eleanor-san sound impressed when they see them.

"Well well, these look solid. You can open a store with these."

"These might be even better than the store bought ones."

"Please help yourself while they're still warm. Here's the honey toast. They're good as is, but putting jam and cream on them are also nice on their own."

"Hou hou, then I'll go with this."

"I'm getting this one."

Master picked the deep-fried bread, Eleanor-san bit on the honey toast. And then they let out indescribable smiles with one bite. Umu, seeing them making those smiles makes me contend making these.

"This crunch is quite nice. And the egg and ham inside ooze out some nice flavor too. I'm never gonna get tired eating this."

"Waaa, this bread is so soft and good. Adding this jam here also gives nice flavor to it. Why are you an adventurer when you can make food this good?"

No well, I learned to cook out of necessity. It's also a kind of obsession. I mean, might as well eat something tasty if I have to make them right.

"Since I was living alone with my grandfather, I naturally ended up taking charge of our food. But it's only for our own shares. I won't be able to play if I turn it into work."

They're disappearing fast while I'm talking. Their eating pace is seriously fast! There's only a few remaining even though I made more than enough shares for three people.

"That was really good. I'm completely satiated."
"It really is... Nobusada-san is better at cooking no matter how you look at it, as a woman I..."

Eleanor-san's voice got quieter and I couldn't hear the latter part, but she seemed down about something. Ah, right, I've gotta feed Tama-chan too.

"Tama-chan, house!"
<TLN: If you're reading this novel at any other site than Sousetsuka .com you might be reading an unedited, uncorrected version of the novel.>
When I said the call I taught her yesterday, Tama-chan bounced toward me like poyon poyon.
I created water with magic and pour it into a cup where Tama-chan went into and soaked in.
Huh? The two look stunned? Is Moss Ball unusual?

"Nobusada. What is this?"

Master asked while pointing his finger at Tama-chan.

"Eh? It's my tamed monster I met yesterday. She's Tama-chan, a Moss Ball. I've registered her as a Tamed Monster so there's no problem taking her into the city, you know?"

"M-Moss Ball, as a tamed monster? I've been in the guild relatively long, but this is the first I've seen one..."

"So do I. I know some beast tamers, but no one tried to make Moss Ball their tamed monster. In the first place, we don't even know how to have a mutual understanding when these things don't even let out a voice."

Well, it was due to specific circumstances and skill in my case. I just went with the flow and she was my Tamed Monster before I knew it.

"Putting that aside, Eleanor. Shouldn't you go to the guild right about now? You have work today, don't you?"

"Eh? It's this time already!? I-I've got to hurry."

Eleanor-san fiercely dashed back into her house, got out in her uniform in a few minutes and ran to the guild. I mean, she's fast. She's already out of sight.

"Fhuu, considering her age, she'd do good to calm down a bit."

"I think she's doing well at the guild. Well, the usual Eleanor-san is nice and fun too."

"Haahaahaa, then how about making her your wife?"

"EEH!? I still haven't got steady earning yet, so that kind of thing is still to early."

"I'm joking, joking. Now then, I can only accompany you for one more hour, and since we've got a topic now, wanna try working out a technique? First of all, what kind of skills do you have?"

Master is looking at me with excited eyes like that of a boy. Looks like he's looking forward to see how many techniques I could make. I'm hoping for this myself too. I might be aiming too high, but it'd be nice if I could materialize one or two techniques here.

"I am not sure how much should I unveil, but since it's master, I'm willing to fully disclose it. Please point it out if you think there's something amiss. For combat skills, I have Swordsmanship Lv3, Grappling Lv1, Two-handed Spear Lv2, Throwing Lv2. As for magic, I have Sacred Magic Level 2, and all elemental magic Level 3."


The second stunned master today.

"Wait, why a vanguard, with that many magic... Fumu, that many skills, there must be peculiar circumstances. I get that skill composition in that case..."

He's confirming the situations while muttering. He got that far even without me saying anything huh.

"Fumu, well, there are classes like Magic Warrior and such after all, it's not that odd in itself. However, the amount of skills is unbelievable for a beginner. You might get in a scuffle about invitations and stuff if you stand out too much. If you don't want that, might be a good idea to search your own party members."

"For the time being, I'll be solo... No, I'll work it out together with Tama-chan. If fate allows, I'd like to make a party, but I'm still a greenhorn in regard to combat skills and such..."

"That might be a good stance to take. Still, elemental magic leve 3 huh. Let me see, try shooting at that wooden dummy."

Guess arrow type is fine for now. I shoot fire, water, wind and earth arrows in succession.
I looked at master with a 'what do you think' face but he urged me to use more magic. Aren't you enjoying watching magic this closely too much, master?
I'll use magic I can use one by one as requested for now. Or rather, wouldn't fire storm or wind storm bother your neighbors? Just don't blame me if they come complaining about their laundry catching sands, okay?
After having used several magic, master speaks.

"Nobusada. You're already outside the norm."


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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 163

Chapter 163 Strongest Sage, Intercepts


"...I haven't been able to control the Dragon Vein since awhile ago... Is that your doing?"

The demon suddenly turned around when I was approaching him while concealing my presence.
Well, I already knew that surprise attacks wouldn't work against this level of demon, so it's not a problem.
Might be different if the opponent were defenseless, but they were in high alert after that cave in.

"And what if it is?"

I replied with a vague answer that neither deny or confirm it.
Letting your enemy keep holding their own misunderstanding is a basic of battle.

The mana around the demon shook unnaturally before he showed a reaction.

This is... It's most likely a communication magic.
With that in mind, I see what the content is about by reading the surrounding mana.

『Don't be fooled. Mathias Hildesheimr might be capable of obstructing our attempt to control the Dragon Vein, but not when he's moving. Assume that someone is lurking near the Dragon Vein and doing the sabotage. Judging from the magic used, the one hindering us is most likely a Glory Crest. Each of the magic is likely not of high level, but it's skilfully used.』

『Understood. Then I will fight him while pretending to have been fooled.』

There's probably another demon who's giving instructions to this demon here.
Judging from the content, like the things with magic and Dragon Vein, that demon knows his stuff.

I can destroy their comm here, but... the fight might be easier if I intercept their communication while pretending to have no idea about it.
And I can find out the enemy's skill level with this too.

"...I see. That means, I can manipulate the Dragon Vein as much as I like once I've killed you."

The demon deployed a barrier as he said that.
However, unlike an ordinary barrier, the spell art is concentrated at the center.

A countermeasure against Disqualified Crest huh.
Since the spell art is located at the center, it's hard to destroy this type of barrier with Disqualified Crest.
....Well, at least that's how it is for those who don't know how to make us of Disqualified Crest.

I tampered only a part of the deployed barrier magic's spell art.
Breaking down the entire barrier is difficult if you don't destroy its spell art, however... It's not that hard to slip in by simply breaking a part of it.


I quickly augment my sword while the demon was shocked.
Then I attempted to stab the demon, however...
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"...Sturdy as expected huh."

A demon with proper strength is sturdy.
Well other demons so far were all scouts after all.
But... That's not all.

Judging from the mana reaction, this demon has probably used a magic to defend against melee attacks on himself.

『Looks like the countermeasures against Mathias work well.』

『Yes. His strength is stronger than anticipated, however it doesn't seem like he can break through it.』

『Finish it before he could break it. Long term combat is disadvantageous against a stronger opponent.』


Just as I thought.
This demon is considerably more powerful than all other demons I've fought so far... And more than that, he's seemingly drawn up a plan to cope with Disqualified Crests.

However... This demon only know Disqualified Crest that fights with magically enhanced swords.
And in fact, that was mostly how I fought against all demons I encountered so far.

However--the Disqualified Crest wouldn't have been praised as the strongest crest if that was all there is to it.
It's true that augmenting a sword with a huge quantity of attack magic makes for a powerful weapon, however that's not the only trick a Disqualified Crest has.

『Ruli, prepare the 14th magic circle.』


I prepare to attack while giving instructions to Ruli.

At a glance, it might look like a defensive magic from the way it blocked my attack earlier... But it's actually not.
It's impossible to have the magic permanently active to protect against an attack magic that powerful.

There is gap you can breach here.
The question is where to create that opportunity... since they've prepared a nice material for it and all, allow me to use it.

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 16-22

16-22. Sania Kingdom (3)


Satou here. I have some knowledge about ways to exterminate gigantic creatures. It was from a robot anime I watched, many times I nodded in agreement at the methods used in it.
I never thought that I would end up putting that into practice myself until I came to another world though...

"Secret Art--《Sun Slash》"

I'm currently watching the Master Swordsman rushing toward the gigantic Land King.
A crescent-shaped golden light is approaching the Land King's head.


The light exploded at the Land King's head, and the shock wave raised a cloud of dust.

"--Did that do it?!"

The master swordsman went and raised a flag with his clichéd line while glaring at the cloud of dust as he fell.
Thought that's not really the reason, light pole-sized black whips come out of the dust cloud and assault the master swordsman.


The master swordsman parried the black whips.
The black whips and the 『Golden Sword Heraruoph』 clashed, scattering intense golden and black sparks around.

"He parried that well."
"He's also handling the next attacks well so I comment."

Liza and Nana exchanged their impressions of the master swordsman's fight while standing next to me.


The master swordsman managed to parry the blows from several of the whips, however, he couldn't deal with a black whip coming diagonally from above and jumped up to evade it.
He's unexpectedly nimble for a heavyweight-class mass of muscles.

"Master, desperate situation so I inform."

Four black whips charged in to attack the master swordsman in air.

"Secret Art--<<Scorpion Ball>>"

The master swordsman made use of the recoil from using the move.
What a desperate battle if I ever see one.

The identity of the black whips came to light when the cloud of dust cleared away.

"Master, those black things appear to be that Land King thing's beard."
"Yeah, that seems to be the case."

Apparently, those things are the beard of one of the Land King's heads.

"Quite a close combat so I report."

An intense combat between the master swordsman and the freely moving Land King's beard is unfolding before us.
Haifa of the [Clan on Wand] stuck on the Land King's head seems to have suffered no damage as she's protected by crystal-like gem.

There's a reason why the Land King who's on a whole order of magnitude different level keeps on fighting the master swordsman.

"Crunch crunch~?"
"They're like snacks nanodesu."

Tama and Pochi suddenly showed their faces up from the shadow on my feet.

Just like the two said, tentacles growing from the sea anemone on the Land King's back have been catching the fleeing Sand Demon Scorpions, bringing them to its mouth and crunching on them.
Its attacks on the master swordsman feel more like swinging your hand to shoo a bug away than to kill an enemy of equal level.

But well, I have to praise the master swordsman who manages to keep parrying attacks that would have been fatal if even one hit him.

"Is the school over already, you two?"
"Aye aye sir~"
"Pochi made sure to do the end of blast greeting too nodesu."

The two made the shutan pose when Liza asked.
Pochi probably meant to say [end of class] there.

"Master, the master swordsman's reinforcement so I report."

Several sand ships approached the Land King.

"--We are the herald!"

Swordsmen of the [Clan of Sword] who saw the master swordsman's fight came forward to challenge the Land King.
Their attacks are repelled by the Land King's protective barrier, but that barrier's health gauge is decreasing every time their attacks hit it.

Mowed down.

Blown away.

The swordsmen keep on fighting recklessly nonetheless.

The Land King who was eating the scorpions while ignoring the swordsmen seems to find it annoying, it's inhaling greatly, getting ready to shoot a breath.

"Secret Art--<<Sun Slash>>"

The master swordsman's attack reached its wide open mouth.
However, the Sun Slash only managed to break the Land King's protective barrier.

"Oh no nanodesu."
"Master, it's a dangerous pinch so I report."

Tama, Pochi and Nana brought their peril to my attention.

"Don't worry."

Two white lights flying from the other side of the sand sea hit the Land King's eyes now it's lost its barrier.


The Land King screamed for the first time.
Even a gigantic creature would feel pain on their eyeball it seems.


A sand ship that was standing by on the other side of the sand dune showed up.
Looks like Zanza boy and Myufa of the [Clan of Sword] are on board that ship.

It seems the white lights earlier were Sun Slash shot by Zanza boy and Myufa.

"Zanza! Myufa! We're gonna kill the Land King with the golden sword!"

With the master swordsman leading, Zanza boy and Myufa jump onto a slanting boulder on the desert and run on it.
Apparently, they intend to jump on the Land King's head from that boulder.

The Land King's beard come to attack them midair.


The master swordsman who was rushing in the air shouted.

"...■■■■ Air Hammer"
"...■■■■ Air Hammer"
"...■■■■ Air Hammer"

Wind magicians that remained on board the sand ships used their magic to forcefully changed the three's directions midair.

That was quite an acrobatic coordination.
They must have been trained from the twice-in-a-year Sand Demon Scorpion Hunt.

"""Special Move--<<Golden Sword>>"""

The master swordsmen and the two's swords are emitting golden colored lights.

Just when they were about to reach the Land King's head, they were stopped by the restored Land King's barrier.

"I'll do it!"

Myufa unleashed her finisher, creating a huge crack on the barrier.

"I'm sorry, Nii-sama."
"Leave it to me!"

Zanza boy's golden light sword hit the crack that Myufa made and completely broke the Land King's barrier.


The two that landed on the ground along with the barrier fragments shouted together while looking up.

"Double jump~?"
"He used Pochi's technique nodesu!"

I didn't see it myself but apparently the master swordsman landed on the Land King's head with a double jump.

"Perish, Land King!"

The golden light sword of the master swordsman is stabbed into the Land King's head.
Then the master swordsman shoved down the sword into the head.


The Land King screamed and shook its head.


The master swordsman is clinging on the sword stuck on the Land King's head.

"Ah! It came off nodesu!"
"Fly high~?"

As Pochi and Tama were watching restlessly, the master swordsman got blown away in the air along with the golden sword.

Then the black whip-like beard rushed in to attack him.
The master swordsman managed to evade the first one by double jumping midair, but he couldn't cope with the second one coming from the side in time and got sent flying and bouncing on the sand sea at high speed.

"Stone skipping~?"
"It's the stuff you do at the river nanodesu."

Well it does look like one for sure.

The golden sword that fell from his hand is sinking into the sand sea.
I lengthen the [Magic Hand] and put the golden sword in the sand into my storage.

I'll teleport the master swordsman who's sinking in the sand to the outskirts of Sania Kingdom like with the others.

Priests and magicians have gathered at the outskirts, probably because I've been teleporting people there.
They surely would receive treatment in time even if I leave them alone now.

"Master, should we intervene, so I ask."
"No we can't do it here as that won't clear the trial's condition."

God Heraruon's order was to show off his power to the kingdom's populace, therefore the Land King has to get a bit closer the kingdom's shore.
I'll make sure to decrease the number of victim as much as possible for the time being.

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"Master, the Land King has come into view so I report."

The Land King finally came into our view after we teleported back to Sania Kingdom and waited at a high ground.
It should arrive at the port in an hour.

Swarms of Sand Demon Scorpions that are running away from the Land King have arrived at the port first.
Sania Kingdom's regular army and magicians are fighting them back, but they're having a hard time since the main forces, the [Clan of Sword] and the [Clan of Wand] aren't with them.

"It should be some time before the Land King arrive, let's give them a hand."

"Aye aye sir~"
"Roger nanodesu."

Tama and Pochi replied with the shupin pose, Liza and Nana nodded like they were saying "I've been waiting for this."
We jumped off the high ground and went from roof to roof toward the port.

Fort-like structures and iron fences buried in the sand are working to hold the Sand Demon Scorpions back from landing on the port.
However, the structures are squeaking, the iron fences are distorting.

Really drives down the feeling that Sania Kingdom is in a precarious situation right now.

"We'll back you up, so I gallantly inform."

Nana positioned herself between the soldiers and the Sand Scorpions, and cut off the scorpion's scissors in one slash.

"""The 『Clan of Sword』 are here!""""
"We can do it now!"

"Negative so I inform."
"We are subordinates of Earl Pendragon."

Nana and Liza corrected the soldiers who had a misunderstanding.

"Tally ho~?"
"Oh no, so many prey nodesuyo."

The two are running on the sand sea while cutting down the Sand Demon Scorpions in one hit.
Pochi must have said that because she was hesitating which prey to beat.

"Who're those brats?"
"Ain't them an elf and a dwarf?"
"A-awesome, they're stronger than the 『Clan of Sword』."

While watching that, I jump on one of the structures.

"W-who are you?"
"We're reinforcements."
"Yes, the Sania King has given us his permission."

With the help of Deception skill, I made up some excuse to the soldiers on watch, took out a magic bow from the magic bag and took a stance.

I picked ordinary arrows from the storage and shot them at Sand Demon Scorpions located away from the girls.
Since I've put minimal amount of magic edge on the arrowtips like before, the Sand Demon Scorpions are sinking nicely.

"J-just who are you?"

I only reply the asking soldier with a smile and focus on decreasing the Sand Demon Scorpion's number.

"Something's coming from the sand sea!"

A scout soldier gave a warning.
It's probably because the sea anemone-like thing on top of the Land King has come in sight.

"S'that, a Sand Worm?"
"There's also Sand Bugs coming to prey on the scorpions, lots of them."

A voice of despair was mixed among the confused soldiers.
Looks like there's someone who noticed the identity of that thing.

"What is?"
"That's the Land King."
"That's... The Land King from the legends."

The soldiers whose faces had turned pale looked at me with imploring looks.
Not sure why they were looking at me, but since I'd like them to quickly take refuge, I gave them an affirmation it with a serious look on my face.

"W-we've got to run."
"Run and what then! Behind us are the kingdom's populace!"

The soldiers are stuck between a rock and a hard place as their fear and their sense of duty clash, so I'm going to give a push on their back.

"You should evacuate the people around the port."
"Evacuate? Right, we've got to lead them to safety!"
"H-however, Sand Demon Scorpions swarms will flood the city if we abandon this place!"

Looks like I haven't pushed their back enough.

"Please don't worry. Look, the reinforcements are coming over there."

Since I had defeated most of the faraway enemy, I put down the bow and pointed at the main street connected to the royal palace.

"""It's the 『Clan of Wand』!"""

The people riding on the back of the running camels are of the [Clan of Wand].
Sania King probably helped them escape their confinement.

『Everyone, come back here.』

I called the girls back with space magic [Telephone] so they won't get swallowed up in the [Clan of Wand] magic attack.

"Take position to bombard the Sand Demon Scorpions! The big one is coming later. Don't waste your mana!"

An elderly Clan of Wand person gave directives to his subordinates with a very loud voice belying his age.

"I'm baack~"
"Returned nanodesu."

Pochi and Tama who came back leaped and hugged me.
Nana and Liza came slightly later.

"Master the bombardment has started so I inform."
"That's quite the firepower."

The Clan of Wand's magic annihilated the Sand Demon Scorpions one after another.
Vivid enough to make [Clan of Sword] and regular army's struggle earlier seem sad in comparison.

The magic Clan of Wand used looks like explosion magic at a glance, but it's slightly different than the explosion magic we use.
A magic circle is produced before the wand before the magic is invoked, then that magic circle compresses the user's mana and shoots out.

I've never seen the formation of that magic circle, I think it's a local technique of Sania Kingdom.
It kinda feels similar to the vile magic circle Demon Lord Believers used somehow, but investigating further is too much work, ignoring it should be fine as long as the sparks don't come flying here.

"Now then, looks like it's about time for the star performer to take the stage."

The Land King is coming closer the port.

"Do not fret! With our 『Clan of Wand』 secret move, a creature that's merely big--"

The elderly person who was making a speech noticed something and stopped speaking.

"--Haifa? Did she take away the Sun Gem Wand and attempt to control the Land King--"

I see, that's how she got stuck on the Land King's head.

"All members, aim at Haifa!"

The [Clan of Wand] people sounded perplexed at the elder's words.

"If the Land King was resurrected in incomplete state through the Domination Art, it should cease when the core of that art, Haifa is eliminated."

I'm not sure if the elder is telling the truth, but it seems the [Clan of Wand] people believe in it.

"Anti Sand Demon Scorpions attack might not work on it. Put as much mana as for when you're up against a Sand Bug or a Great Demon Scorpion!"

The [Clan of Wand] point their wands at the Land King.
Similar to the one Haifa carried, topaz-like gems are attached on the tips. Those don't seem to be Sun Gem.

And when they finished chanting, countless magic cannons were shot from the wands at about the same time.

"Kagiya nanodesu!"

Tama and Pochi shouted like they were watching fireworks.

The magic cannons hit the Land King's barrier and broke it into pieces, scattering crystal-like glitters around. Quite a sight to behold.
The offensive capability of these attacks didn't seem to rival the [Golden Sword Heraruoph] that the master swordsman had, the Land King suffered little damage having only its outer skin scorched.

"Here comes the counter~?"
"Danger nodesu."

The Land King mowed down the structure where the [Clan of Wand] encamped themselves.
Furthermore, the Land King is taking a deep breath with its head pointed toward the royal palace.

This one would be dangerous if left alone.

"Wall of light?"

Liza muttered quietly.

Looking closely, there's a transparent wall enclosing the palace that shines faintly. It's [Protective Barrier: City Core] according to AR reading.

However, I'm not confident it could block that.

"Everyone, let's go."

It's hero time.

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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 28

Chapter 28 Nobusada, Shocking Truth


I've gotten the quest complete signet from Sefi-san when the sun has completely set and immediately head to the guild. That was more profitable than I thought. Some stores were still open on the way there, so I bought some ingredients. Next, I simply need to register for tamed monster and report the quest completion. Ah, gotta claim the goblin ears too. Even though they're ears, they're not animal ears, let's dispose of them quick.

"Oh, I see you're back in one piece dearuna."

Ah, Ranba-san's still here. It's quiet inside the guild. Most adventurers have probably started drinking at various places.

"This is the completion report. And also, I've killed three goblins, if you'd please verify their subjugation parts and purchase the Soul Stones."

"Fumu, acknowledged dearu."

Ranba-san did the procedure in five minutes like he'd gotten used to it.

"Three goblins are 150 mani, and the Soul Stones are reasonably well so they're 70 mani each, that will be 360 mani in total dearuna."

"Oh and also, I'd like to register this child. Here's the temporary card."

I pointed at Tama-chan on my shoulder and requested for her registration.

"Hohou, Tamed Monster dearuka. So you were a Beast Tamer dearuna. This is the first time I see a tamed Moss Ball dearu. The registration fee will be 400 mani then dearuna."

I received a plate-shaped tamed monster registration card that's a size smaller than the Guild Card from Ranba-san.
He also told me various things. Like you have to update your tamed monsters' info once a year. Otherwise, the registered data will be erased and you have to re-register back. Additionally, you can participate in tamed monster competitions with this registration card. Such competitions are held in various places, brimming with varied and quirky stuff. By the way, there's not going to be one in Gramada city for a while.

Might be interesting to train Tama-chan and aim for the strongest Moss Ball.

"Oh right, this herb gathering quest has changed into a quest personally for you dearu. Now you will get payment directly from the client, so you get to hold on to the quest form here dearuna. With this, the guild will acknowledge the quest completion whenever you get a completion signet nodearu."

Oh, Sefi-san has changed the quest to be like so huh. I should gather herbs whenever I have time. Kinda feels like a nice side job to have.

I thanked Ranba-san and went back to the inn.
After finishing the dinner, I asked Donur-san for a little something through Minerva-chan. Since I got his permission, I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning already.

Come to think of it, what does Tama-chan eat again?

She should be fine as long as there's mana, water and light huh... wait, photosynthesis!? I filled a glass with water using magic and then she dived into it. Tama-chan absorbed the water, looking very satisfied all the while. According to her, it seems to be the 『First rate thick mana water she's been waiting for』. I'm just glad it's to her liking. I don't want Tama-chan getting crushed in my sleep, so I let her sleep in the glass and go to bed myself. I've got to practice before dawn tomorrow, gotta get to sleep quickly, night.

Today's revenue and expenditure, 313,110+3,500+360-400-500(foodstuff)=316,570 mani.

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Good morning, Nobusada here.
It's still before dawn, I'm currently preparing ingredients at the corner of the Solomon Pavillion's kitchen.
As thanks for Master and Eleanor-san, I'm thinking of making a little handmade surprise. Let's make honey toast and deep fried bread with the flour I bought yesterday. By the way, since sugar and honey can be found as drop items in the dungeon here, although slightly pricy, even commoners can buy them. Both are 10 mani per bottle.
Let's also make walnut jam and custard cream as options for the honey toast. I put ham and scrambled eggs in the deep fried bread. Should be no problem even if Master doesn't like sweet things now. Let's make mixed fruit juice with the pears and apples I picked yesterday. But since there's no glass bottles here, I put it in an earthenwares. You often see mcs in some light novels profiting from making glasses but unfortunately I don't know how to make glass myself.

I asked Donur-san and Rakog-san to sample the food I made and they really liked it, enough to ask the recipes. Since I gladly agreed, it shouldn't be long before I can eat them in the inn. Improving food culture is a nice thing to do.

I put the stuff I made into the rucksack and immediately run to Master's house.
After running through the sparse street, I arrive at Master's house where Master and Eleanor-san are already working out.

"Good morning."

"Oo, is that you Nobusada, sorry about yesterday. Duke Asbel got something to discuss with me and I couldn't make it in time."

Master reacted and looked at me. However, the two continue on without stopping.
I hurriedly activate Discerning Magic Eyes and firmly engrave his movement in my brain.
Master has enough leeway to turn his attention to me, while Eleanor-san is frantically attacking him. Eleanor-san who was that frightening yesterday is being toyed with like a child easily. Really sinks in the huge gap in ability.
Eleanor-san who's unleashing a barrage of punches and kicks while moving like flowing. Against, Master who's moving unbelievably fast yet precise belying his huge build. He parries at times, block at other times, and when he counter attacks, Eleanor-san is forced to take some distance away. I'd lose the two if I relax even an instant. Even if I wholly concentrate myself to watch them, I can only faintly catch what's going on at most. My eyes keep chasing the two while doing stretches.

I see, so that's how you do counter, that should be applicable with weapons, I'm simulating in my head.

"Alright, that's it for now."

Ooh, looks like the two have finished their practice. I put Tama-chan down on top of the rucksack and run up to the two.

"Good morning, Nobusada-san. How are you feeling?"
"Good morning, Eleanor-san. I'm in perfect condition, and my body has been warmed up I can go anytime."
"Fumu, then let's get right to it. Now then, come at me."

Uho, against Master right from the start huh. But that's exactly what I'm waiting for, I'm ready for a honorable defeat.

After we bow at each other, I immediately take the attack stance/Kata.

"Hou, that's a good posture, better than I expected. I see that Eleanor taught you well."

I kick the ground and rush in. Overlapping Eleanor-san's movements earlier with mine. I took Master's held-back attacks that sometimes came at me, with the guard stance/Kata. Amazing, he held back enough to the level of attacks I could somehow block. I'm amazed he could regulate it this well even though he didn't see my training yesterday. I've blocked for several times already, but I still don't get the timing for Counter stance/kata. When I try to counter attack, I ended up losing the timing and letting out flimsy attacks and even taking some punches sometimes. It's exceedingly difficult.

I give up with the wacky attacks and focus on basic attacks instead. My clothes were wet with sweat when I was beginning to lose my breath.

"Alright, let's take a break here."

I crouch down and gasp. And then someone holds out a towel to me.

"Please use this. Your movement has improved so much it's hardly distinguishable from yesterday's."
"Thank you very much, gasp wheeze."

It's gasping, not arousal okay.

"(Hohoho, looks like they get along better than expected. Hiding the new pupil's identity to make it a surprise was worth it)."

Kinda feels like Master is looking at us warmly, let's just ignore it. It somehow feels like he's plotting something, or is he?
That reminds me, I've had this something in mind forever, but never got the chance to ask someone about it. Might as well ask now, given the chance.

"Um, I'd like you to ask you two something."

"What's the matter?"
"What is it?"

"I've seen an acquaintance and Kyle using Weapon Skills before, how do you use those?"


The two looked shocked and then their expressions changed to that of pitying. Eh, did I say something wrong?

"Nobusada, you don't have any one-hand sword Weapon Skills do you? Having that question must mean that you haven't learned even one Weapon Skill."

"Y-yes. Is that a bad thing?"

"Nobusada-san. Weapon Skills are something that you somehow learn one by one whenever your skill level increase if you have the disposition for it."

...A shocking truth!? In other words, that huh, is that it huh!!??

"I-in other words, I don't have the disposition for Weapon Skills, maybe?"

"You got that right!"

Uhoo, he went and said it out loud! So clearly to the point of refreshing! Even blew away my feeling of getting down.

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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 162

Chapter 162 Strongest Sage, Recycles


『Ruli, how's the jamming going?』

『I have stopped their moves for now... I think! How about your side, Mathi-kun?』

『I'm on floor 31 now, but there's no route going down. The demon probably made use of the Dragon Vein to change the internal structure to be that way. The skill level of the present humans can't reach floor 31.』

I check the mana on the wall as I said that.
...Judging from this state, the dungeon was probably tampered a few hours ago.
I think they've done the preparation quite a while before that though.

『Dungeon floor can't be broken right? Should I tinker with the Dragon Vein and create a path for you?』

Destroying dungeon walls is simple, but doing so to the dungeon floor to move between floors is unexpectedly difficult.
Because, even though the surface of the floor is soft enough that it sinks if Iris even steps on it, the floor gets harder after reaching a certain spot below the surface and going further beyond that is quite a task.

The first floor is already harder than mithril.
And it gets harder the deeper you go.
At this floor... I don't think diamond can even scratch it.


『No, I'll manage it myself this time. Ruli keep doing the interference.』

True, there is a magic that can do that just as Ruli said.
But I don't think the current Ruli can finish that fast enough.

Even if she were to give up on interfering the demons and concentrate on the magic, it probably would still take three days to finish.
...Therefore, I've got no choice but to break the floor.

『Manage it yourself... Are you going to destroy the floor!? Isn't it impossible!?』

『It's harder than breaking the walls sure but it's not impossible. We can break it with brute force if we have say, 10 times the power of Iris in her dragon form.』

『Isn't that practically impossible then!?』

Well, the current me can't put out 10 times the power of dragon Iris indeed.
However, that much power is only needed if we intend to break the floor with brute force.

『There's a trick to break dungeon floor you see. If you invoke a magic 200 times per second, the feat isn't really that far-fetched.』

First, I activate 『Dig』 magic.
This is a magic that simply digs the ground to make a hole like a drill.

At first 『Dig』 magic continued to dig the dungeon floor nicely, but after a few meters down, it suddenly stopped and didn't move even a milimeter more.
That means this is the true face of the dungeon floor.

『200 times per second!?』

I heard Alma's voice from the telepathy magic.

『Yeah. There's this phenomenon called resonance. Like when an explosion happens, the grounds shake for a bit right? If you match the timing of that vibration with the magic, you can break things that are usually unbreakable.』

『No well... Even if that was the case, even Mathi-kun can't possibly activate 200 magic in one second can you!? You're practically invoking all those magic at the same time!』

True, the brute force approach would be faster than trying to invoke that many magic the regular way.
However, there's actually a backdoor to invoke the same magic many times.

『Mixing different magic with it is certainly not possible, however...』
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I activate pressure magic as I said that.
Pressure magic will slightly shake the ground and disappear once it's done its job.

I put additional mana into that pressure magic--and forcefully rebuild the magic.
--This is the backdoor trick. Magic Recycling.

Of course, since this isn't how you usually use magic, it requires a very fine control of mana, but since you can invoke the magic simply by controlling mana in a very short amount of time, the magic activation rate has been raised by leaps and bounds.

...That said, with crests other than the Disqualified Crest, like say the next speediest one, the Small Magic Crest can only output 130 times per second at most.
The battle speeds between close quarter and ranged combat differ after all.
Other Crests cannot activate magic at high speed.

I raised the rate of mana supply while thinking about that.
The vibration that shook the ground gradually got stronger--and after a few seconds, the dungeon floor collapsed.

"...Well, guess this is just how it is on floor 31."

I slip out of the mountain of debris while protecting myself from the collapse and touch a nearby wall to connect with Ruli.

『Mathi-kun! The reaction on the Dragon Vein suddenly changed!』

『Yeah. That's because I broke a floor. There are mana paths on the dungeon floors too, thus breaking them will affect the Dragon Vein.』

I investigated the surrounding mana while saying that.

...It's close.
The demons are probably located two floor below here.

『I'm close to the floor where the demons are. Prepare to interfere with the Dragon Vein here!』

『I understand!』

The sounds from the digging just now probably told our actions to the other party, it won't be strange if a battle breaks out anytime.

Moreover, the fact that the demons could control Dragon Vein to block dungeon floor must mean that it's a reasonably powerful demon.
Looks like I can expect a proper fight this time, sure been awhile.

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