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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 202


Chapter 202 Ruli and Alma, Procure Magic Sword

 

"Wha..."

The king's noble aides who were outside with him were shocked at the sudden situation.

It wouldn't be strange at all if people who aren't even nobles approach the king with weapons in hands are executed.
The aides know that these two are Mathias's party members, but even if Mathias is powerful, they're just a party of adventurers at the end of the day.
The aides were going to send these insolent fellows to prison right away.

However, the real weirdness happened a moment later.
Because the king himself called out to those insolent fellows.

And thus, the aides cannot give the orders to imprison these insolent fellows.
Since the one who holds the highest authority here is the king.

"Mathi-kun is fighting a demon outside the barrier. We've come here to get a weapon that will help him win that fight. The outcome of the fight might change if we're even 10 seconds late... So please give us permission to enter the treasury as soon as possible."

The king was perplexed after he heard her.
There were cases where weapons inside the treasury got brought out in time of crisis indeed.

However, such event requires the necessary procedures.
There's never a precedence where someone goes to the royal palace and directly asks, 『Lend us weapons』.

When the king was pondering--a huge flame in a scale never seen before appeared to the south of the capital, painting the sky red.
It was a flame too gigantic even compared to large-scale magic that can be used in this era, and the large-scale flame magic Mathias used.
After a slight pause, roaring explosion-like sounds could be heard.

"Very well. Take everything you need."

The king looked at the sky for an instant and said that.

"Your majesty, doing that without going through the procedure..."

"Don't you see this critical situation! A dragon showed up in the sky and then a huge flame unlike anything before flared up! Anyone who fusses over procedures in this situation is unfit to be king!"

"However--"

"Just go and open the treasury! I give them permissions to take everything they need! This is an order!"

"B... By your will!"

The people around prostrated themselves before the king who put on a stern tone.
There is no one alive in this royal capital who dares to go against the king when he's made up his mind.

"Over here to the treasury!"

The king's authority is immense.
The guards who were ready to capture Ruli and Alma earlier are guiding them to the treasury now.
The treasury's door is quickly opened.

"This is it!"

There's no way Ruli could overlook a magic sword with mana that obvious.
The moment she got inside the treasury, she ran to the back and grabbed one sword.
Then she ran outside with it.

"Is that all you really need?"

"Yes!"

"Thank you very much!"

Afterward, Ruli and Alma went up the stairs leading above with the sword in hands.
Now they only need to get close to the barrier's edge at the southern end of the capital and throw the sword at Mathias from inside the barrier.

With Alma's Wired Homing Enchant, it should reach him just fine even if he's a bit afar.
However--.

"It came after all."
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"Well, guess it would..."

Ruli and Alma get on guard even while running toward where Mathias is.
A demon's mana reaction is stealthily getting close to the two.
Ruli activates comm magic while confirming the reaction.

『Let's not fight it head-on here and keep going to Mathi-kun while hindering the demon. Even if we don't fight, it's our victory as long as we deliver the sword.』

『Gotcha!』

Alma shot out an arrow at the incoming demon.
It's an anti-demon mana jamming arrow enchanted with 『Wired Homing Enchant』.

It's capable of hindering the demon. There's no way she could have missed against an opponent of this level.
A moment before the arrow hit the demon, it fired a spell.

"Eat this!"

The spell the demon used was just an ordinary explosion magic.
It's easy to evade it--or rather, the explosion was aimed right above the two, so it won't hit them if they just don't move.

However, the path to the south was blocked by explosions when they attempted to proceed there.
Ruli and Alma hesitated whether they could break through it with defensive magic for a second, and stopped moving.

Alma fired another arrow.
Right before that arrow hit, the demon shot out explosion magic again.
Its trajectory goes over Ruli and Alma again.

『This... might be bad.』

『...It feels like it knows our objective and here just to buy time.』

The distance to the southern end of the capital is about 500 meters.
They should be able to find an opening and throw the sword at Mathias if they just get there.

However, that 500 meter distance is far away.
Even while getting attacked by jamming magic, the demon continued to fire magic that seemed to obstruct their ways.
Judging from the fact that it doesn't try to do anything when Ruli and Alma try to go to any other direction, it's clear that the demon's aim is to prevent the two from going south.

『This is troublesome...』

This demon is not that strong even among demons, otherwise it couldn't have slipped pass the barrier.
With Ruli and Alma's current strength, it should be possible for them to beat this demon given enough time.

However, the problem here is time.
Even if they won against this demon, it would be meaningless if they couldn't deliver the sword to Mathias and Zaridias's fight in time.
It's not possible for Mathias to come here and take the sword himself either. Showing your back to your enemy in a high-level battle is simply suicidal.

In that situation, Ruli suddenly noticed that there are other mana reactions beside them three coming closer.
...Moreover, it's not just one or two. The number is close to 50.

『It's like there's people coming here?』

『They're demon's allies... or not, doesn't seem like it. Rather, some of these mana reactions seem familiar.』

Ruli and Alma check on the mana reactions while continuing the offense and defense against the demon.
They're coming here while forming a familiar-looking formation with their mana reactions.
Or rather--.

『Isn't this the anti-demon formation of the second academy!』

Students of the Second Academy are taught ways to form an anti-demon formations that's effective in offense and defense against demons.
The shape of mana reaction they see right now is exactly like that formation.

Right as Alma shouted that, the anti-demon formation that had come close to the demon shot out a barrage of arrows at it.
Their faces could be seen now that they're close by--no mistake about it, they're students of the Second Academy.

"Guh..."

The demon who failed to evade the barrage of arrows lost its flight control while groaning.
The arrows unleashed by the Second Academy students were the same type of arrows Ruli and Alma used, the mana jammer arrows.

Its performance and power is lower than that of Ruli and Alma, but the students have strength in numbers.
The barrage of arrows systematically shot by them jammed the demon's mana, hindering its movements.

"...Annoying fly! Disappear you!"

Even while getting hindered, the demon shot an explosion magic at the students.
However, the students with bows at the ready aren't moving an inch. Instead, students with Disqualified Crest step forward.

"Deploy the defensive formation!"

A man who seemed to be their leader gave an instruction, at the same time, the Disqualified Crest students deployed defensive magic.
Behind them, the archer students shot out mana jammer arrows.

"We've heard about the situation! Please leave this place to us!"

The leader man shouted to Ruli and Alma.
The two hesitated for an instant--but they immediately turned their back at the demon and ran to the south.

What they need to do now is to deliver the magic sword to Mathias ASAP.
The result of Mathias's fight will greatly affects the fate of all residents of the capital--maybe even the entire world population.

Ruli and Alma hurry through the road to the capital's southern edge while praying for the students' safety.








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Okami Wa Nemuranai 5_6

5


Lecan had fully recovered his mana when he woke up in this world. And he absorbed more mana just now, thus now his mana is in excess.

Lecan's <Mana Absorption> is considerably flexible, thus, he's able to absorb many times the amount of his full mana. However, the excess mana will immediately come out of his body, it cannot be maintained.

If he had brought magic gems with him, he could absorb as much mana as he wanted. Therefore, Lecan is proceeding to fetch the magic beast's magic gem.

The men seemed to be fussing about something, but for now he's prioritizing the magic beast first.

Lecan stood upright with his heels kept together in front of the magic beast's body, put his right fist on his left chest, and slightly lowered his head.

He picked up a thick dry wood nearby, thrust it into the magic beast's body, turned it over while using <Mana Detection> to instantaneously find the location of Magic Gem, and then he gouged it out with his sword.

The magic beast's body that had lost its magic gem turned into sands and disappeared.

The magic gem is stained with blood. His sword as well. He should wash them.

A river is flowing under the slope.

With a sword in his right hand and a magic gem in his left, Lecan quickly climbed down the slope. The men behind him were shouting something.

His head cooled off as he washed his sword and the magic gem.

--I should not pay any heed to those things in human forms. I don't know anything about this world. From this world's perspective, I'm the foreign matter here, not those guys. For now, I should try using <Mana Detection> once again.

He wiped the sword and magic gem with an old rag, put them into <Storage> and climbed up the slope.

--I should hide the fact that I have <Storage>.

He took his sword out <Storage> again and reached the top.

A man is talking to the people inside the wagon. It's the man who was riding a horse. The other man is tending to the man laying on the ground. Looks like the coachman succeeded calming down the horses.

The man noticed Lecan and tried to speak something to him again, but Lecan ignored him once again.

He walked around a bush behind him, took a sheath from <Storage>, put his sword in it, hung the sword on his waist, took an item bag and hung it on his shoulder. He should look like an ordinary traveler now.



6



When Lecan tried to approach the wagon, the man who was speaking toward the wagon turned around to face Lecan.

Lecan approached the man without slowing down.

--If he did anything weird, I'd close the distance in a flash and cut down this guy.

The man seemed to have perceived something from Lecan's expressions and actions, he took a half step back with a pale face.

When Lecan was about five steps away from the man, he stopped and activated <Mana Detection> at full throttle.

It's faint, but they're displayed as red dots.

The man in front of him, and the other men are displayed properly.

--So they were humans...

Lecan relaxed himself.

The man in front of him breathed a sigh of relief and then tried to talk to him enthusiastically.

"Sorry. I don't get what you're saying."

He pointed out that he didn't understand him along with gestures, but the man continued to prattle on without giving up.

"I don't get it. We can't communicate. You should get that the language I'm speaking is different from yours."

This is the first time Lecan's ever experienced communication breakdown since he's born.

This place is really not the world Lecan is familiar with after all.

The features of these men' faces are unlike any country he knows too.

It's flattish and smoothish.

The man is shorter than Lecan, so he's in the position of looking down from above.

A woman's voice could be heard from inside the wagon. It sounds young.

Of course, since Lecan has <3D Perception> he can see inside the wagon, there's two women on board, one in her first half teens, and the other is in her first half twenties.

The younger woman is probably the one with the highest rank in this party. That young woman instructed something to the man.

The man talked back about something, but the young woman ordered something with a firm voice. And then, the man approached the wagon and opened the door.

The woman who came out of the wagon was beautiful. And she was even younger than his expectations.

That woman stepped forward in front of Lecan, gracefully bowed once and spoke about something with a gentle tone. She's probably saying her thanks. He doesn't sense hostility at all. On the contrary, he could feel respects and affections in the young woman's eyes.

Once the young woman finished talking, Lecan held down his sword's sheath with his left hand, hit his left chest with his right palm, and took a half step back with his left leg.

This is how a noble bow. Lecan is a rustic adventurer, but in actuality, he's an adopted child of a certain kingdom's king, in other words, he's also a full-fledged prince. However, he has no right to the throne. There were some circumstances that made him become a king's adopted child, but either way, as someone who was living a live of a prince for about two months, Lecan knows his etiquettes.

Perhaps due to this splendid etiquettes that the man and the woman behind the young woman looked surprised.

Afterward, they treated the wounds of those injured. Turned out the young woman could use healing magic.

The other woman is keeping close to her at all time. It's the woman who used fire magic earlier.

Lecan ended up getting invited and went with them. In any case, he's got to get in contact with people native to this land sooner or later. There's no better opportunity than this occasion, doing so with those who are cooperative.







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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 68


Chapter 68 Nyan Nyan Nyan

 

"I think it's urgent for us to get stronger considering what happened this time. I get the chills just thinkin' what would've happened without Nobu-kun around."

"I am in agreement. I have come to understand my powerlessness."

"...But what should we do, concretely speaking?"

"About that, I have an idea that could help."

My idea is simple, we four should form a party and dive into dungeons. At the same time, we'll take on quests related to dungeons and raise our ranks. By the way, Sefi-san is staying since she's got a store to tend to. She's got to train her assistant, Dillit-san, too.

Kagura-san was a solo party, and there were many occasions where Mitama and Futsuno-san took on quests unrelated to fighting. Though it's partly because my growth rate is just fast in comparison, those two points are probably why their levels haven't gotten that high.

"In that case, you three should live in here. We've still got plenty of rooms after all. And once everything settles down, we can start the dungeon diving."

"...Sefi-san, is that okay?"

"Of course~ Nobu-chan lovers are like family to me~"

Thus, we'll use this week to move in, confirm our equipment, and finish up miscellaneous stuff. Futsuno-san's lost her equipment, while Kagura-san's stuff got damaged badly in her fight with Dave. And my foodstuff supply has decreased quite a lot since we were traveling in big numbers. And I've still got to report to Master and file complaints to the guild too.


"Then it means the dissolution of 『Tail of Wind』. Gotta think up a new party name. How 'bout, 『Nobu-kun and Her Beloved Maidens』?"

"...Nee-san, that's a bit..."

"I personally think that 『Nobusada Love Regiment』 sounds good."

You two, please stop inserting my name there. Is it some kind of public execution?

"...『Nobu and Tails』?"

Et tu! Mitama (Brutus)!! Too bad that there's also Kagura-san who doesn't have a tail besides me! Wait, no. Not good, I'd be gradually heading straight to public execution end if I don't say something here!

"How about 『Izumi no Kami』?"

"""Izumi no Kami?"""

"My family name is Izumi you see. Add a word that means 'Protect' in the language of my home to it, Izumi Kami. Those I want to protect, and those that protect me, that's the meaning I want it to have, what do you think?"

"Pretty nice! I like it."

"Umu, protecting one another is a nice thing."

*Nod nod*. Mitama nodded too. Sefi-san is giggling while warmly watching over us.
Oh good. I've avoided the public execution route. After this and that, it's night time already.





Late at night, I ponder the future while in my bed. I slept like a log that I didn't even have a dream last night, but on this quiet night, I can think about many things. Considering all that happened, we've been quite fortunate to settle everything up almost without a loss.


Knock

A weak knock reverberated in the room that was filled with silence.
Before I could respond, the door opened and two shadows of person slowly came over here.

"...Nobu, do you have time?"

Is that Mitama?

I slowly open my eyelids and turn to the source of the voice... Futsuno-san and Mitama wearing thin silk dress are there standing under the moonlight.

"Wha, Mitama, what are you..."

Mitama stopped me with one finger as I tried to get up in a hurry.

"...Um, you see, Nobu. I have something important to say."

Seeing her serious expression, I quietly listen to her while still in bed.

"....Um you see, when I asked you to save Nee-san and told you that you could do anything you like to me, I was speaking honestly. No matter how cornered I was, I wouldn't have said something like to someone I don't like. And as promised, Nobu saved Nee-san, and me. That's why, please receive my everything."

Mitama who usually didn't talk much spun her words at full throttle. On the contrary, Futsuno-san who's usually talkative has not said a singel word. However then, Futsuno-san who's holding Mitama's shoulders with both her hands looks straight at me while looking like she's resolved herself.

"That... I've been having bad lucks with that kind of man since forever. So many first-rate idiots like that set their eyes on me. I've had enough of getting Mitama involved in it. And after we became adventurers, I did many things in order to protect this child. I've also done dirty works in the back. My body isn't that pure... even so, I want to give my first to someone I like. My head has been full with the words Nobu-kun whispered in my ears back then all this time."

Futsuno-san also conveyed her feelings in one go. Her emerald green eyes look as if shining slightly under the peeking moonlight, feels very mystical.

""So please, make us yours, Nobu(kun)!""

PISHA-----N, GARAGARAGARA, DOOO------N

A, geez, it's been crashed down. Yes, crashed down. My wall of reason has come crashing down.
I've been holding it on all this time... but I'm really happy to hear their feelings. I stare the two while bearing not to slacken my face.

Under the moonlight, shadows of us three were connected fiercely.

Only the moon sees everything...

The three of us shut our eyes together in the bed on a pleasant nap....





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Chirp, chirp, chichirpcheep




"It's the ceiling from last night."

The stuff last night wasn't a dream it seems.
The two on both my sides are sleeping peacefully. Unable to contain my slackened face any longer, I relax myself while entrusting my body to the comfortable weight of the three.

……

…………


Hn? Three???


I can feel something heavy on my lower half!?
Why!?

Peeling off the sheet....

Sefi-san is there, sleeping while clinging to my groins.

"WHOAA---------"

"...Zzzz."

"Wha, what, so noisy this early."

"Uuun, Nobu-chan, what's the matter~"

Oh, you're still sleeping after that noise Mitama-san. No, no, no, I'm the one who should be asking that, Sefi-san.

"W-w-why is Sefi-san here, or rather, why are you clinging to my groins, whuoooo"

My lower half is completely naked so it's delicate you know, you're hitting many things if you abruptly move you know. Or rather, after doing that much last night, it seems my spoiled body is still quite energetic.

"Nnn, when I stealthily followed the two who secretly slipped out of their room, I found you three were enjoying yourselves, so I just subconsciously... joined in~"

EH!? She's been here since that time!?

Come to think of it, I could vaguely remember that there were huge melons getting mixed in. Just how absorbed I was to not notice it.

"I mean, the master of this mansion was doing something fun without telling me~ I don't wanna be left out~ I want to enjoy colorful days too~"

What are you saying while playing with the thing between my groins this early in the morning, Sefi-san. You're spoiling the two's resolution last night.
Look, even Futsuno-san looks taken aback.

"Futsuno-san, did you notice that she was here?"

Futsuno-san shook her head. How skilled are you with stealth actions, Sefi-san.

"A-ny-way."

"Nu?"

I make a declaration to Sefi-san who's tilting her head!

"I'm still sleepy so I'm gonna surrender myself to the warmth of the bed. Let's have an off time this morning, I'm kinda tired."

"Agree" "Me too"

Way too much things happened, I'm not gonna process them all. I'll think about it again once I get up. Feels like I'm just postponing my problems, but please just don't throw a quip on it!








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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 16-59

16-59. Sage's Tower (7)

 

"Suicide bombing at Echigoya's main headquarter?"
"Yes. However, thanks to Reilas-sama who was visiting by chance, none of the store personnels nor our visitors was injured. Many were wounded, but they've all already recovered thanks to magic potions and magicians belonging to hq."

Satou and Sera who had returned to the solitary island palace for a lunch break got a report from Tifaliza, the general manager's secretary of Echigoya Firm.

Apparently, the holy shield user of Shiga Eight Swords, Reilas-dono was dropping by to make an adjustment on his new armor equipped with Armor Expansion and quasi-type [Fortress] functions that was provided to him through Echigoya Firm.
Gotta remember to say my thanks as Kuro later.

"We couldn't save the person who performed the suicide bombing, however, since we found internal organs that couldn't have been belonged to human from the remains, we had someone with Appraisal skill to check on it, and identified that it was a homonculus."

And it's not the commonly seen modern homonculus, but an ancient battle-type homonculus made during Furu Empire era, Tifaliza added.

"But really, a terror act huh..."

Since the enemy's leader seems to be a reincarnated person, I should have considered the possibility of them resorting to terror acts if they can't win a direct confrontation.
There's been lots of terror acts before after all, like the indiscriminate terror acts in Shiga Kingdom's capital through [Reborn Seed], and the terror acts at Siruga Kingdom by Weasel Empire's agents.

Satou picked up several items from his Storage while thinking that.

"Tifaliza, these are for you and General Manager Elterina. And these here are for anego-san and the others who are guarding the executives, please pass these along to them."
"Bracelets, slim gauntlets, and parasols?"

The bracelets and gauntlets are loaded with the same function, an ability to produce Force Magic-made artificial matter shield on demand.
And just having the bracelet equipped will provide one with an always active defensive wall that's sturdier than [Physical Defensive Buff] by a skilled magician, I should instruct them to have it equipped at all times besides when they're going on a trip.

As for the parasols, [Umbrellas] are defensive items installed with [Fortress] experimental magic circuit.
The defensive power is only about 20% of the real [Fortress], but I think it's more than sufficient enough against ordinary terrorists.

The king, the prime minister, Marquis Muno and Nina-san are probably going to be targeted too, maybe I should mass produce and pass these to them through Echigoya Firm.







"I can see it!"

Lady Karina who looked up and saw a tower beyond the snow field called out to Pochi and Tama who were playing around by chasing a snow rabbit.

"Where~?"
"Over there, nanodesu!"

The two whose faces were filled with snow shook their bodies and wiped the snow off their faces.
Lulu and Liza can also be seen behind these three.

Today, they're invited by the 『Witch of Ice Field』 to visit her tower.

"Barrier~"
"Pochi feels like she can pass through it somehow nodesu."
"Yes~?"

Around here, said Pochi as she poked the barrier with her still-sheathed sword.

"You two, we're here today because we're invited by witch-dono, so you can't break this barrier okay."

Liza rebuked Tama and Pochi.
If they use the barrier-breaking Dragon Fang Swords, joking aside, they could really break most barriers out there if they wanted to.

"Witch-san is here for us."

Lulu called everyone.

"Thanks for waiting ssu. Oh? Is Sir Satou not coming along?"
"Yes, master is a bit busy at the moment."
"Really ssu..."

The witch dropped her shoulders while muttering, 'And I thought I could talk about Demon God-sama all days with him.'

"Master was looking forward to this visitation too, I am sure he will come too once he's taken care of his business."
"You think sso to? I've gone and borrowed materials about Underworld his excellency was interested in from Juhyou-chan after all, he's gotta come ssuyo."

The witch waved her hands around while calling the nickname of her best friend, the Witch of Frost Covered Trees (Juhyou).

"No point in standing around in the middle of this snow ssu, shall we go inside the tower. I'll let the barrier open for a while, wouldn't want his excellency to lose his ways ssu."

The witch waved one of her hands, and then light emitting ice appeared on top of the snow, creating a path above the new snow.

"Amazing desuwa!"
"Gureato~"
"Witch person is really really amazing nodesu."

Karina, Tama and Pochi's eyes turned round when they saw what she did.
That seemed to have stimulated the witch's self-esteem, she led everyone toward the tower while saying, "I'm just that good ssuyo!" with a proud look.







"U~n."

At the Sage's Tower Library, Arisa groaned while looking at the ceiling with a pen between her upper lip and nose.
Hikaru who's reading documents next to Arisa is also racking her brain over their difficult research subject, [The transition of primeval magic to modern magic and variations].

"You think Mia's group has made a progress?"
"From what I heard from Zena after breakfast earlier, they're completely stuck at chantless magic since there's too few documents about it, but they're making progress on the differences in bodily sensation between the usage/non-usage of Chant Shortening skill, it seems."
"I see~ No wonder all these problems remain unsolved for more than 100 years."

After sighing so, Arisa suggested to focus their research on the transition part of [Transitions and Variations], since it seemed they could make an analogical reasoning about it from the materials they had on hands.

"About the transition periods, it's said that the propagation was not like the common slope shape, but more like stairs with stages in between."
"We know the propagation had stages because the transmission of information's speed periodically halted at countries' borders looking at the map."

The two draw different periods of propagation with colored pen, that Satou carefully made, on a transcribed map of the continent.
And they managed to draw several things from the visualized information.

"And if we trace that all the way back, the starting point was the 『Dragon's Valley』 to the north of Orc Empire..."
"Is it Dragon God-sama's work?"
"Or perhaps, Orc Empire was the original developer..."

If it were the former, there should have been legends and myths about Dragon God being the founder of modern magic.
The witch insisted that Demon God was the founder, but from what the two investigated, even though there were documents hinting to that, there was close to zero that clearly gave an affirmation.

"There's barely nothing about the variation point, but it's clear that primeval magic is completely different than what we use today."
"Un. Compared to modern magic, Primeval Magic consumes extraordinary amount of mp, takes way too long to be cast, and you don't get headaches nor nausea like when you're trying to use magic without the corresponding elemental skill."

Hikaru agreed with Arisa's remark.

With Satou's guidance, the two have managed to cast simple primeval magic.
Though, on top of taking a long time, it's at a level of [got it cast somehow], so it has zero practical use.

"But there's too few documents about Orc Empire."
"Nothing we can do about that..."

Hikaru lets out a lonely smile.

"Guess we've got no choice but to ask Master to let us interview either Ri Fuu under the royal capital or Ga Hou under the duchy capital then~"
"--Ga Hou? Is Ga Hou living under the duchy capital?"

Arisa nodded repeatedly as Hikaru caught her shoulders and shook her.

"You know him?"

Arisa who escaped Hikaru's grasp with Warp magic asked.

"Un, Ga Hou was a proud 『Griffon Rider』 of the Orc Empire. After the war was over, I asked him to supervise the clean water facility of the old capital. He should have been living peacefully in a small autonomous region after I went to sleep. But there was not even a single orc when I visited that region after I woke up, when I asked Sete about it, he said all the orcs who lived there were all killed after the war 400 years ago--"

Hikaru began to reminisce on her past even before Arisa asked.

"But, I'm so glad he's alive..."

Hikaru muttered words filled with many thoughts.

Arisa clapped Hikaru's shoulders and said, "Let's go see him next time."

"--Master?"

Since she's connected to Satou as his familiar, Arisa lifted her face to feel the sense of oddity he felt.

"What's wrong Arisa?"
"Looks like our enemy's been caught in the net. It might be a decoy, so we should go help Nana who's watching over the 『Heart of Gold』 headquarter."
"Sure thing."

Since there's a possibility the enemy might detect their teleportation, Hikaru and Arisa run through back alleys toward the headquarter instead.




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"--Tch."

A small man who had teleported into City-State Kariswolk clicked his tongue right after he got in.

"Teleport detection barrier and even seals on additional teleportation--we've been playing right into your hands have we not, Irregular!"
"Spot on--is what I'd have liked to say, but since the body double is here, that means the real one must be in another place huh?"

The small man--the body double talks back smugly at Satou who's appeared in front of him.

"You think I'll talk? --<Open>"

The body double took out a sinister looking elliptical orb from Item Box's black space.

"Death--"

Just before the body double could finish talking, Satou jumped into his bosom with Ground Shrink and put the elliptical orb into his Storage all the while neutralizing the man.

『Fool』

The moment an echoing voice resounded from the body double's chest, a white flash and an explosion rivaling that of an advanced magic swallowed the surroundings in.

『Kukakakakaka, you moved exactly like Chief-dono said you would, truly laughable, Irregular.』

A single Wraith Lord floated up at the place where the body double was.

『There is nothing alive that could withstand the [Cursed Flame of Kwaku]. Lament over it in hell, Irregular!』

The city that has turned into rubble is sunk in the flames.







"Seems like this place is a miss."
"Un, there are some suspicious people, but they're just ordinary suspicious."
"In agreement so I inform."

Arisa, Hikaru and Nana exchanged those words on top of a roof near the 『Heart of Gold』's headquarter.

"--It's here."

Hikaru muttered shortly.

"Seriously? Where?"
"Finding no fresh personnel within my vision so I inform."

Without answering Arisa and Nana who look around, Hikaru readies her wand.

"Divine Lance!"

A gigantic telephone pole-sized spear appeared next to Hikaru who's stood up.

"GOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

The gigantic spear pours down toward a spot that has no one around.
Pedestrians scream out, and run to the opposite side of the cloud of dust where the spear hit the ground.

"--Geez, I'm no match for ya. Talk 'bout reckless."

A small man who's caught the spear with his small green hand showed up from inside the cloud of dust.

"Hey hey, how'd ya find me? It shouldn't be possible for Analyze skill reincarnated people and heroes got from gods to see through me."
"Oh is that you Green. I didn't recognize you at first since you're not wearing your usual green outfits."

Hearing Hikaru's words, the small man seemed dumbfounded as he looked at his own skin.

"Nay y'know?"
"You can't weasel this out. Only Greater Demon Green can use Mana Camouflage and Avatar abilities."

The small man continues to deny Hikaru's accusation.

"Nay nay. Imma the original."
"--Original?"
"I taught Green 'bout ways to create Avatar, and 『Thief God Harness』 was given to me by milord-san."

The small man's corner of the mouth raised up under his hood.

"Well, who cares 'bout that. Lucky me for this chance to meet the 『God Banisher』 girl without Irregular around."
"You shall not lay your hands on Arisa so I announce."

Nana moves forward with a huge shield as if guarding Arisa from the small man's line of sight.

"I ain't gonna do that for the time bein', ya can rest assured."

He sighed as Nana didn't seem like she would relent, and then continued to prattle on.

"So, Arisa-han. I'll give ya half of the world, come over to our group will ya?"
"Out of question. Like there's still anyone who'd fall for that straight-to-bad-end route nowadays."
"Really now. Then how 'bout the whole round world? Wealth, fame, good food, good men, ya can have anything you want. I'm serious 'ere, that just how valuable a magician that can overwhelm gods is."
"My answer will not change no matter how many times you ask. I won't ever leave Master's side, ever!"

Arisa refused the small man's temptation without a hint of hesitation.

"That's some spirit a'ight. But y'know, you can even obtain your beloved man's heart if you come with me. How 'bout that? You could monopolize a fickle man for yerself alone."
"Hmph, would you please stop making fools of Arisa-chan! Master--Satou's heart, Arisa-chan will get it with her own powers!"

Arisa gallantly shouted at the man.

"Izzat so. 'K then, go fer' it."

Since the negotiation failed, the small man turned on his heel.

"I'mma excuse myself before Irregular comes here. Since yer' all here, the vampirification plan musta been spoiled no?"
"You think we'll let you? I'd like to see you try running away from a space magician."
"She's also with a former hero here."

Hikaru stands up next to Arisa.

"Was wondering how yer' so well informed 'bout Green, ain't it the Ancestor King lil' lady. Ah heard yer' shutting yerself in the capital and rarely go with Irregular, yet here you are at this timin' eh."

The small man muttered.

"Well, whateva'. For yer' information, ya can use Avatar to create not only your own body--"

He took off the worn-out hood as he said that.

"No way--"
"I knew it--"

Hikaru and Arisa who saw his titles muttered polar opposite words.







"Who would have thought that you were hiding that kind of cards. The first one was a decoy huh."

Satou showed up from among the burning rubble.
He was covered in soot and dirt, but after using Life Magic, he appeared unscathed.

"Did you get it from Weasel Empire?"
『I know not its origin.』
"Is that so. I'll go ask Tactician myself later then."

The Wraith Lord that found Satou's composure puzzling distorted.

『What is this Irregular. Do you not realize that thousands of people who lived in this city have perished because of your blunders? Have you no regret, no anger?』

The Wraith Lord blamed Satou for the thing it did.

"--Regret? None in particular though?"
『So those who call themselves heroes are incapable of admitting their own mistakes!』

The Wraith Lord unjustly enraged.

"I mean, there's no blunder."
『--What?』
"Have you not noticed yet? I dragged you to this sub-space right when my barrier detected that small man teleported in."
『What』

Wraith Lord looks around at the surroundings, as Satou spoke in amazement.
There is nary dense miasma and vengeful spirits that should have gotten generated en masse after a genocide.

『Then, not a single life has been sacrificed?』
"That's right. Going out of your way to do a suicide bombing at Shiga Kingdom gave the hint of what you guys would do here after all."

Satou drew the holy sword hanging on his waist.

"What's your chief--"
『NUOOOOOOOOOOOOOO』

The Wraith Lord ignored Satou and roared aloud, then the area surrounding it distorted black and began to suck in the surrounding rubble and flames.
It's apparently a self-destruct skill as the Wraith Lord's body itself is beginning to get sucked into the jet black hell.

『I shall be your guide to hell. Perish along with me, Irregular!』
"Nah, I'm good."

Satou slashed with the holy sword once, and the Wraith Lord that had been cut in half by a blue flash disappeared, however, the jet black hell it created still remains.

"Well, guess I'll just close it along with the sub-space--"

After muttering that, Satou erased the sub-space along with the Wraith Lord's final parting gift.

--Hm?

"Hordes of monsters near where Pochi and the others are?"

Judging from the Maps, Monster Tamer Homonculus are riding battle-ready tamed monsters, leading hordes of monsters toward City-State Kariswolk.
The witch tower where Pochi and the girls are visiting is apparently located in their route.







"Nyu!"

Tama raised her voice, and at the same time, the witch noticed that monsters had invaded her territory.

"Looks like some monsters slipped in cuz I let the barrier wide open ssune."

The girls who were enjoying bitter tea and Japanese-style confection immediately stood up after hearing the witch.

"Should we go exterminate those monsters?"
"I will take part in it!"
"No no ssuyo. I'd feel bad if my guests do all the work ssu."

The witch took up a pointy hat and a cane hanging on the wall.
Denied, Liza and Karina looked dejected.

"You sure~?"
"There's lots of big monsters nodesuyo?"

Tama and Pochi who saw monsters peeking between trees asked her out of concern.

"Don't worry, just watch ssu. A witch that's close to the Source she rules over is invincible ssu."

The witch runs up to the rooftop.

"I've got lots of mana in winter, just right ssu! ■■ Snowfall, ■■ Tornado, ■■ Thunderbolt, are efficient when used consecutively ssuyone~"
"Oh, gureato~?"
"Amazingly awesome nodesu!"

The Witch who can make use of the abundant Source mana butchers the monsters one after another.

Small, and mid-sized monsters that accompanied the big ones stopped moving after getting hit by the snow and lightning, but four big-sized monsters that were just wounded kept pushing their way through the snow toward the tower.

"Ge ge, they're still alive after eating that many magic, must be real sturdy ssu!"

As the witch grumbled, a shining bullet shot through one of the big monsters' head.

"Lulu, unfair~"
"Pochi would like to have a shot too nodesu."
"Tama too~"

Tama and Pochi drew their trusty swords and immediately shot out magic edge cannons, crushing heads of two big monsters.

"T-the last one is my prey desuwa!"

Karina accumulates mana in her trusty gauntlets.
In the meanwhile, the last big monster bulldozed its way through the snow, drawing close to the tower.

"A-are you not done yet? Maybe I should go for it--"
"I've gathered enough! Here I go!"

Interrupting the fretting witch, Lady Karina shot out her magic edge cannon, hitting the big monster's head.

"Too bad~"
"The kung fu is still lacking nodesu."
"Your focus is inadequate. Also, you won't be able to use it in practical combat unless you knead mana faster."
"Wha, this isn't the time for that ssu! ■■ Thunderbolt!"

The witch's magic managed to make the monster scream and stop it, but it still survived, and glared at the witch after roaring in anger.

"Karina-sama, do it like this."

Liza who kept her calm in contrast to the witch jerked her spear, and then a red light sphere whirled through the blizzard, and blew away the big monster's head.
Liza continued her explanations afterward, but the witch whose mouth was wide open in surprise couldn't hear a thing.

"I'm supposed to be the great witch-sama who rules over a Source though..."

The movements of monsters in the witch's territory was reflected in her head as she grumbled.

"Ge ge ge, all of the monsters are coming straight here ssu."

To be more accurate, all of the monsters besides the tamed monsters leading the hordes, however, a god not the witch has no way of knowing that.

"I'll do even better this time!"
"That won't be happening, it seems."

Lulu pointed at the sky while giving a negative to Karina's declaration.

"W-w-what is that!"

What looked like hundreds of thousands of light spheres rain down from the sky, shooting through the blizzard and monsters, grandly rolling up the snow in the field.

"Is anyone injured?"
"Master."
"Apparently, one of the terrorists from the other day attempted to throw us into disarray by sending hordes of monsters to Kariswolk city."

Satou who appeared in the sky greeted the witch and entered through a window.

"Then, the enemy's mastermind is at Kariswolk?"
"Yeah, seems so. I just got a rescue signal from Arisa."
"Take there~?"

Tama beckoned Satou with half of her body sunk in the shadow.

"I'm counting on you, Tama."
"Aye aye sir~"
"Ms. Witch, I'm sorry, but I'd have to postpone our talks for another day--"

After saying that, Satou and the girls disappeared into the shadow.



※ Next update is planned for 8/19





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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 201


Chapter 201 Ruli and Alma, Run for Magic Sword

 

-------At the same time, at the sky overlooking the capital-------

About one kilometer above the capital.
Ruli and Alma are falling down toward the city.

"There should be a vacant lot over there. We should land there."

"Umm, how about there, I see some thicket over there so we won't stand out no? There's no one around too, it's safe all around."

The girls have learned magic to decelerate mid-air for situations like this.
And thus, they're able to adjust their drop point to a degree.
It should be doable for them to land at the vacant lot the size Ruli pointed.

...That said, the size is also nearing the upper limit they can handle, so it can be dangerous if they don't have good controls.
It's probably part of the reason Alma suggested to land at a thicket.
However, Ruli denies her suggestion.

"It would take too long if we land there. That vacant lot is the closest place to the royal palace."

Landing in front of the palace would have been the fastest, but there's a lot of people at the location, so they're not able to land safely there.
Among the locations that are spacious enough for them to land, the place Ruli chose is the closest to the palace.

"But, it shouldn't take more than a minute to close that distance if we run at full power right? We'd better land at the thicket, it's safer and..."

"Mathi-kun said that he's going to buy us time. One minute is too much for our bought time."

The weight of one second in a high level battle is not the same as one second in an ordinary one.
In a fight between students, 10 seconds would afford them at most three attacks.

Five attacks in that time would probably be the limit of swordsmen famed for their strength in this era.
And with chant magic, one shot might even be impossible in 10 seconds.

However, with Mathias, 10 seconds could mean dozens or maybe even hundreds attacks exchanged in a battle.
In such a fight, even a minute would be draining to both.
The higher the level of a battle, the quicker the conclusion is.

Ruli has come to understand that after all the fights they've been through.
That's why Ruli chose the place where they could move the quickest, even if it's one where it's nearing their control limit.

She cannot afford to fail even once, but she's been training magic every day. She has no intention in failing in the first place.

"...I got it. I'll land at the vacant lot too. Will we be heading straight to the palace once we're on ground?"

"Let's do so. The city must be in uproar thanks to Iris-san, so it should be easier for us to pass through instead."

"Even so, if we tried to run into the palace without permissions, they'd drive us away, or worst, detain us..."

"The royal palace's personnels should know that we're Mathi-kun's party members, so that shouldn't happen. I feel a bit bad, but let's use Mathi-kun's name and sort of threaten them. That's the fastest method."

Ruli stared at the royal palace as she said that.
These dangerous words are not something the usual Ruli would have said, she must be giving maximum priority to time-shortening.

"...And what if they didn't let us?"

"Me and Alma should be capable enough to break through the palace's defense. The problem is the lock at the treasury, but if it still hasn't changed from before, I'm confident we can break through it."

"Ruli, feels like your lines of thinking are getting more and more like Mathi-kun...."

Alma looked like she couldn't believe it for an instant, but she immediately put up a serious expression.

"You're serious right?"

"Of course."

"...Gotcha. I'll follow along too. I don't want to use this if possible though."

Alma looks at the bow in her hand.
If they failed to subjugate Zaridias, the people in this city would almost certainly be all slaughtered.

Success and failure of this subjugation rests on Mathias's shoulder--and Mathias needs the magic sword to win.
Even if she understands that, she still doesn't want to fight the capital's populace if she can help it.
Alma looks at the approaching ground while praying that they would succeed in persuading the palace's personnels.

"We're about to hit the ground."

"Let's do it calmly, but be sure to not slow down too much. The people nearby would probably come after we landed, so we'd better rush pass them with magic."

"Gotcha!"

After they're done discussing, they take the posture to land.
Defensive and strengthening magic to defend their body are important when landing, but landing posture is also immensely important.

The two have learned from Mathias, the landing posture to immediately be ready for battle right after they land.
That doesn't change even if they're falling from one kilometer above ground. The only difference is that they need to use more support magic.
...Even the two never imagined that they would end up using the techniques they learned to fall one kilometer down off a dragon.

--The two landed safely partly thanks to the training.

"What, what's going on!?"

"I swear I saw the dragon dropped something..."

"Aren't those human!?"

The sound of their landing was loud as expected of a 1-km fall, so people gathered round.
And since people went outside due to the dragon, lots of people came.
However, Ruli and Alma pay them no heed.

"We'll run pass them!"

"Yeah!"

The two use simple stealth magic and jump over the crowd toward the royal palace.
Ruli and Alma don't even have to try to simply evade ordinary people's eyes.

Only three people who are Second Academy's students that happened to be there noticed them, but they didn't attempt to chase the two.
They're in a situation where a dragon suddenly showed up, and then Ruli and Alma who had been away from the capital fell down.
The students have no idea about the big picture, but they understand very well that there's something big going on.

"Oy, the two that fell down were Ruli and Alma right? Did they come as reinforcement to fend off the dragon?"

"...I don't feel hostility from the dragon, but there's no doubt that they're related to it. I'm intrigued that Mathias isn't with them, but they look to be quite in a hurry, so there must be something going on... Should we help them?"

"Just us three would just drag them down instead. Shouldn't we gather more people first?"

"...You're quite right. I'll go inform the principal, you go get students who are still at the lodging house."

How to act in a state of emergency is in the second academy's curriculum.
The textbook Mathias left deal not only with fighting when a battle begins.
Ways to effectively demonstrate your powers before a battle begin is also included in the Second Academy's curriculum.

It hasn't been long since such lessons started so there's not a lot of students who have mastered the skill, but fortunately the three students here are amongst the best in the academy.
And thus, the Second Academy's students begun their preparations for the approaching fight.


<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.>
--While the students were preparing, Ruli and Alma came closer to the palace by running on the roofs while avoiding the crowd.

"...Hey, is it just my imagination?"

"You mean demon's mana? ...Unfortunately, it's real. It's just as Mathi-kun predicted."

Ruli replied to Alma's question while they were running.
There's mana reaction from a different demon than Zaridias.

On their way to the capital, Mathis told them about this possibility.
The capital's great barrier does prevent demon's infiltration, however, demons with relatively weak magic power are able to slip through the barrier given enough time by camouflaging.

The demons in this era probably have no skill to do that, but it's a different story if Zaridias is involved.
It won't be strange for Zaridias to hide a demon in the royal capital in preparation for some kind of situations if it's to destroy humans.
Mathias might be the human whom demons are most wary with, but for a country, that applies to Eis Kingdom.

"...Should we run while hiding from the demon?"

"I think it's too late for that the moment we fell down the sky. If we have to fight anyway, let's make it quick."

"You're right yeah, they should know about us already. Guess no choice but to beat the demon somehow."

"I'd rather avoid fighting since it'd take time though..."

The two were running without breaking their pace even while discussing that.
After about a minute, the palace came into view.

--The king is standing in front of the palace guarded with heavy security.
Looks like he's come out to see the situation after receiving reports about a dragon.

"The king is here... but that's some security."

"We have no choice but to keep going there and hoping that he remembers us from Mathi-kun's matter. At worst, we might have to break through it..."

The two talked in whispers after using Hearing Strengthening, and drew closer to the king.
Without slowing down. Since they knew they would have been stopped by the people around, they intend to let the king notice they're here first.

The palace guards attempt to stop them, but there's no way ordinary guards could stop these two.

"Your majesty, please come over here!"

The guards who's pulling the king's arm urges the king to escape while shielding him.
In fact, it would be easy for the two assassinate the king if they wished so.

However, the king brushes off the guards and shouts out loud.

"Ruli Abendroht! Where is Mathias!"









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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 67

Chapter 67 Nobusada's Confession

 

After settling various stuff, it was already night before I realized.

By the way, the elf parent and child ended up staying in a lodging house-like annex building of the mansion (apparently was used by servants in the past).
After discussing their situation to Sefi-san, for the time being, they will be helping us as assistants in medicine making. Now I don't have to help as much! If possible, I'd like Dillit-san to act as a watchdog that prevents Sefi-san from playing hooky. She always comes to me in tears since she won't start working until it's near the deadline, but she never learns anything afterward. You think it's summer holiday homeworks?! So many occasions where I thought that.


Right now, Mitama, Futsuno-san, Sefi-san and Kagura-san are all in the mansion's living room.
They were exchanging information about how they were doing, and about each of their circumstances.
And I intend to tell them my plan for my and everyone's future. I do have some worry about the outcome. However, after all that's happened, I think it's better to talk about everything except stuff that shouldn't be said (demon king stuff). Or so I thought. That's what I want to believe.

"Err. Okay then, there's something I'd like to tell everyone here. Let me just preface that everything I will tell you now is all the truth."

That I came from another world. Originally, someone or something intervened in hero summoning, and dropped me to a forest to the west of Gramada. Meeting Mitama and Futsuno-san when I left that forest. Meeting everyone at Gramada. That my mana continuing to increase with each level up, to the point that the sky is the limit now. Afterward, the matter with Kagura-san, the matter with Sefi-san, and the matter this time. Everyone listened seriously.

"And yeah. I said this already when I saved Futsuno-san, I love everyone. Normally, you'd only love one person alone, but I cannot hold myself back. I fully intend to give it my all to make everyone happy, so would you stay by my side forever from now on?"

……

…………

*Shiiin*. Oof, they all fell silent. A-awkward.

"Pukukuku, ahahahaha. Nobu-kun, yer' just too honest. I  already said I'm fine with tat'. Mitama, how 'bout you?"

Mitama was perplexed to have the conversation suddenly directed to her. She was fidgety for a while and then she looks straight at me like she's resolved herself.

"...Bring it on. It's the law of nature for females to flock on a strong male. In short, I... love you too."

"I as well. I was able to bring peace to my late mother thanks to Milord. I cannot never thank you enough. B-besides, please take responsibility for seeing me in my unladylike state noja."

I cremated the body of Kagura-san's mother, Suseri-san, with my magic after that event. She was in tears when I gave her a small bag with a bit of ash from the remains inside as a charm.

"Aaahn, me too, me too. Also, Nobu-chan, you love Eleanor-chan too don't you? I don't mind being a concubine you know~."

Oof, she's spot on. But, I don't like the sound of concubine. I'll make it known that I plan to lay out the groundwork so everyone could call themselves legal wives.

"There will be no concubine business. I plan to either get a peerage or become a rank S adventurer so everyone can call themselves legal wives!"

That's right, I've checked on many things on my free times. Polygamy exists in this world, however, only royalty, noblemen and those who have made their strength known, in other words, heroes, brave men, and rank S adventurers are allowed to have their wives all be legal.
Either accomplish national-level achievements, or reign supreme in strength. Neither will be an easy path to tread on. However, I'm sure I can reach that point for the sake of everyone. That's what I've decided.

"Ararara, Nobu-kun is so big now. But, I'm happy~. I have to respond in kind as a woman then. I will fully support you by your side~."

"...Me too. Come to think of it, you haven't told us about the matter with nee-san."

Hm? The matter about Differing Soul Telepathy huh. Oh right, I haven't told them yet.

"That was one of my skills called Differing Soul Telepathy. My mind was completely preoccupied with ways to undo the subordination by any contract back then, you see. However, I don't think there's any disadvantage to it. It's not like slave contracts where the other party is forced to agree after all."

"...In that case, do that on me too! I want to have a definite connection."

"I-I too wish for it. I think having your feelings taken form is a wonderful thing."

"Oh oh, me too. I don't wanna get left out~."

Close, close, too close. They've all inched close on me at once. Oh no, this sweet sweet fragrance is dizzying.

"I-I got it. But just so you know, I'm not sure myself if I can really activate this skill, okay."

The three are staring straight at me. I can't feel the skill activation, but this part is hard to say.

"You three may have to suffer through hardships from here on, will you still take the vow to walk alongside me till death do us part?"

"...Yup."

"Of course nanoja."

"Of course~"

Right afterward, the 『Sakura of Moonlit Night』 crest on my left gauntlet emitted a dazzling light. At the same time, small crest that looks like sakura petals appeared on the three of them at different points.

Tettere~♪ Those with deep bonds with you have reached a certain number, Differing Soul Telepathy Leveled UP

Muoo, what's the effect this time?

<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.>
【Differing Soul Telepathy】
Lv3 - Transfer mana from the master. The amount of mana that can be transferred differs individually.


Oh! This is convenient. My hoarded mana will be useful!!

"Nobu-kun, what was that just now!?"

"Looks like my skill leveled up. Apparently I can transfer my mana to everyone now."

"Hohou, that's quite nice for me and my little mana."

"Also, by the effect from the previous level up, it will be easier for everyone to learn skills that I have learned."

"!? I've never heard a skill like that before. Ufufu, what'd I do if more girls go after Nobu-chan~."

Twitch, my body shook. Uun, I'm not much of a greedy carnivore type man at all you know?

Afterward, they were interested about the skills I had, so I disclosed everything.


Name: Nobusada Izumi - Age: 15 - Gender: Male - Race: General Human?
Class: Fighter Lv24 - Otherworlder Lv23 - Magic Swordsman Lv8
State: Healthy
Title: 【True Moss Ball Killer】
HP: 534/534 - MP: 4,194,515/4,194,515

【Class】
Otherworlder Lv23 (up!) - Fighter Lv24 (up!) - Fist Fighter Lv10 - Magic Swordsman Lv8 (up!) - Genin Lv1 (new!) - Samurai Lv1 (new!) - Monk Lv10 - Magician Lv10 - Conjurer Lv10 - Illusionist Lv12 - Alchemist Lv12 - Time Mage Lv5 (up!) - Thief Lv 10 - Hunter Lv10 - Beast Tamer Lv10 - Merchant Lv10 - Slave Trader Lv1 - Farmer Lv10 - Househusband Lv10 - Carpenter Lv1 - Mason Lv1

【Skill】
Ethania Common Language - Differing Soul Telepathy Lv3 (up!) - Magic Modification Lv3 (up!) - Composite Magic Lv3 - Parallel Cast Lv2 (new!) - Housework Lv5 - Farming Lv3 - Swordsmanship Lv3 - Fencing Lv1 (new!) - Grappling Lv3 - Two-handed Spear Lv2 - Throwing Lv3 - Body Reinforcement Lv2 - Mana Clad Lv3 - Evasion Lv3 - Parry Lv3 (up!) - Intuition Lv2 (up!) - Robust Lv1 (new!) - Sacred Magic Lv4 - Dark Magic Lv2 - Gravity Magic Lv2 - Time Space Magic Lv2 (up!) - Elemental Magic Aptitude Lv5 (up!) - Buff Magic Lv1 - Life Magic - Disguise Lv3 (up!) - Alchemy Lv3 (up!) - Processing Techniques (Wood - Stone) - Resist Poison Lv1 (new!) - Resist Paralysis Lv1 (new!) - Resist Confusion Lv1 (new!) - Resist Instant-Death Lv1 (new!)

【Unique Skill】
Discerning Magic Eyes Lv4 - Levellit's Blessing (Small)

【Class Skill】
Provocation - Treasure Hunter - Chakra - Treatment - Hawk Eye

【Unique Skill】
Discerning Magic Eye Lv5 (up!) - Levellit's Blessing (Small)

【Contractor】
Mitama, Futsuno, Kagura, Sefirot

【Tamed Monster】
Tama-chan


Oh, got me Genin, and Samurai!


【Genin】
Lowest rank of an ancient eastern assassin that has controls over assassination and illusion art acquired from harsh training. Excels in stealth actions and poison as well.

【Samurai】
Job that excels in martial arts that make use of weapons that specialize in cutting starting from 『Katana』 to spears and bows. Also the initial class for those aiming for Swordsmaster and Swordsaint Classes.


【Space-Time Magic】
Lv2 - Dimensional Storage - A magic that creates storage space by distorting dimension. Depending on skill mastery and supplied mana, it's possible to maintain multiple created spaces.


The requirement to obtain Samurai is most likely Katana skill. The problem is Genin. It's probably added after I've killed a certain number of humanoid monsters. Also, judging from these Swordsmaster and Swordsaint, other Classes probably have Classes of higher order too. Oh right, Jamito's subordinates had various classes on them. This means, there's still a long way ahead of my growth.

Something like that.

"""".....""""

The four fell silent. Hm? What's wrong??
Futsuno-san put her hand on her forehead and sighed like she couldn't believe it.

"Listen 'ere, Nobu-kun. First of all, principally speaking, being able to freely change classes is already weird in itself 'ey. And there's even Third Class, that's like Hero Class in legends y'know. And and, what's with that magic aptitudeeee. It's rare for an ordinary magician to have aptitudes for even three elements, see. You usually specializes in one element you're compatible with. And on top of all elements, there's holy, darkness, space-time, gravity, and buff magic, what is this, magical trade fair? And as much mana as 40,000 magicians, you tryin' to destroy a country?"

Futsuno-san rattled on and on. The other three are nodding in agreement. Okay well, I admit that I'm good at wide-area magic. It's nice since there's no need for control. Also, this is a hunch of mine, but I feel that there will more classes liberated after the third. For some reason, I felt like I could see an ex-demon king and no-goddess smirking, but I shook my head to banish the thought.







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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 16-58

16-58. Intermission: Behind the Incidents

 

"Kukuku, with this I am now one step closer to realizing my ambitions."

A black crystal pillar is emitting an eerie light in front of the chuckling Hero Fuu.

And beyond the altar adorned with the black crystal pillar, a skeletal structure like that of a bleached human skeleton is hanging from the ceiling in the darkness.
Though, from its size, it's clearly not a human skeleton.
Since its head has bull-like horns on both sides, it doesn't seem to be the commonly known giant either.

Size-wise, it can't be minotaur either.

"Fuu-han, what's that thing?"
"--Ugee"

Hero Fuu literally jumped up in a surprise at the voice that came from behind him.
While looking around restlessly like some kind of suspicious person, he averts his eyes away from the small man who called out to him.

"T-this, this is, err, you see..."

Hero Fuu glanced at the huge skeleton for an instant as he searched for an excuse, but he shut his mouth up when he noticed the man was looking at the crystal pillar.

"Hey hey, what's this?"

The small man smiles gently, but his eyes aren't laughing.

"T-th-this is...  <<Miasma Crystal>>."
"Hmmm."

The small man comes closer and stares hard at the black crystal pillar while circling around it.

"Soo, what were you trying to do with it?"

Hero Fuu averted his eyes.

"T-turn... weaklings into undead, lots of them."
"Hou? So like 『Strength in numbers, big bro』 eh."

Hero's Fuu's eyes brightened for an instant to hear a line that bore a close resemblance to a line by the third son character's in a certain robot anime, but his expression froze when he was met with the small man's brutal smile as he lifted his face.

"Specifically, how many can you produce?"
"A-as many as I want, a-as long as there's mana."
"Coz this black crystal supplies the miasma?"
"It's not crystal! It's Miasma--"

Hero Fuu reflexively flared up, but then he swallowed down his words when he saw the small man putting up a serious look.

"Soo tell me. Can you only mass produce skeleton and zombies with it?"
"T-that's ri--"
"Lies are a no no, okay."

Hero Fuu bit his lips and stopped trying to tell the lie when the small man told him that.

"That Miasma Crystal has been carved with soul magic 『Animate Undead』 ain't it? It works on anything so long it's dead no?"

Hero Fuu keeps his silent.

"Hey, tell me. It can create anything no?"
"T-that's right. Headless Knights, and 『Skeleton Knights』, n-not only those. If you can get your hands on dying souls, it can even create, Wraith Knights."
"So then, you're tryin' to move that thing too?"

The small man said so while gazing at the giant skeleton hanging in the darkness.

"...."

The small man laughed out loud at the silent Hero Fuu.

"Niice, as expected of Hero Fuu, yea. I ain't ever seen a hero as black as you. Yer' no different than that broken founder hero, yea."

The small man stroke the Miasma Crystal's smooth surface while muttering something that makes it sounds like he's acquainted with the founder hero.

"By the way, Fuu-han. How many of this thing can you mass produce?"
"M-mass produce? T-t-that one needs lots of mi-miasma on top of mana so--"
"--Impossible. Is not the word I want to hear."
"B-but without miasma..."

The small man took many Grudge Pots and Wicked Jars out of Item Box and put them on the floor.

"Ain't me a clever boss? They were gathered by the mosquitoes Fuu-han gave me last time. If we just had Shiga Kingdom's Chalice, we coulda made an Evil Philosophy tho'--"

Hero Fuu who recalled about [Evil Philosophy] from a book turned a look full of expectations at the man.
If he had that, forget about mass producing lesser undead soldiers, he could even regain the original form of the hanging skeleton behind him.

"Sorry to get your hopes up, but that place's a no no."

The small man clowned around while waving his hands, "Have mercy on me."

"..."
"We could have unsealed Milord-san like right now if we just had a big Evil Philosophy, but that place's Irregular's stronghold and boundary line, we'd be heading straight to the bad end if we got close there."
"I-Irregular?"
"That's 'rite"

The small man changed the topic without really answering Hero Fuu.

"So, with this much pure miasma, how many soldiers can this Miasma Crystal create?"
"I-If you're fine with weaklings, around 10,000 a day. F-for those that can fight on par with oldinary, ordinary knights, around 300 units a day is doable."
"Hmmm. One of this is good for 10 skilled Soul Magicians huh... That's pretty niice."

The small man nodded in satisfaction to hear Hero Fuu's reply.

"By the way, can you make more of this Miasma Crystal?"
"I-I can... but. T-this much, miasma is not enough... I-I can't make more Miasma Crystal w-without this much."
"That so. Well, I've got an idea on how to get more miasma. We'd do the entire world next if the Vampire Mosquito experiments went well."
"D-don't tell me... I-Indiscriminately?"
"That right. Multiple terror acts in the entire world all at once! We'll paint the whole world in terror, despair and slaughter."

Hero Fuu inched back while looking frightened as the small man began to dance like a clown.

"I-if you do that...  The world will end..."
"Nay nay, it ain't gonna be. That's what heroes are for. That's what Saga Empire is for."
"--Eh?"
"If it did get destroyed, I ain't get to play for awhile no? I'm gonna enjoy it without going too far this time, and stop once we've got plenty of miasma in Grudge Pots and Wicked Jars yeap."

The small man boasted, "Stoppin' 'rite before it's completely destroyed is how pros do their job."

"Besides, our main goal this time is to undo the seal binding Milord-san, that why we're polluting the world, collecting miasma."
"M-Milord-san?"
"Yeap, once Milord-san's seal comes undone, it's time to party. With Milord-san leading, army of hell gonna march into God's Realm and wreak havoc there. Aah... can't wait for it. So long Milord-san is around, I can keep getting back from hell, and fighting gods and apostles to death."

Hero Fuu who realized that the small man was not joking around is trembling with a pale face.
His eyes was frantically looking for a way to get out of this place.

"No need to look so worried there. So long you ain't gonna stand in ma way, I ain't gonna kill you. There's that agreement too, gotta try to not lay my hands on those connected to loli goddess as much as possible."

Hero Fuu could only frantically nod with a forced smile at the small man who said that with an extremely un-relieving face.
After looking at him in satisfaction, the small man floated out a fiendish smile at the frightened Hero Fuu while saying, "Yea, loli goddess herself is necessary 'fter all."

"Oops, that took long 'nuff. Well then, Fuu-han, I'm gonna keep bringing ya Grudge Pots and Wicked Jars full of miasma, make lotsa of those Miasma Crystals for me m'kay."

Without waiting for Hero Fuu's response, the small man turned back and went away while waving his hand.


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"Touya-sama, thank you for your hard work today as well."
"Umu."

A bald boy who came back from the alchemy store part of the building was greeted by a plain-looking girl.
She looks like a new wife welcoming a gallant boy clad in store-use white robe.

"Would you like dinner first? Or bath first? O-or maybe... w-wo-would you like me instead!"

The plain-looking girl made some suspicious-looking movements while waving her hands and screaming 'Kyaa' happily.
The boy gazed at the girl for a while and then suddenly looked up at a nearby window.

"--Who's there."
『Letter, brought, here』

A human-faced crow perching on the window frame skillfully untied a letter on its leg, dropped it inside the room and disappeared into gray smoke.

"It's gone--was that a summoned bird?"
"That's likely the case."

After picking up the letter and reading over it, the boy let the letter touch a ring adorned with a fire crystal on his finger, then it turned into ash in an instant.

"...Is that from Chief?"
"Yeah, that's right."

To be more exact, it was from one of umbrella organizations their Chief created, but the boy affirmed without going into detail.

"It's progressing well."
"--Well? Is there some kind of plan secretly going places?"

Were we not spending our times in obscurity after leaving it behind in order to prevent a calamity caused by Irregular--is what's written on the face of the plain-looking girl as she looks at the boy.

"Correct. Our turn is still yet to come, but right before the final phase, we will send a huge number of demons and mercenaries at locations related to Irregular as a diversion."

The plain-looking girl nodded as she listened to the boy.

"In order to ascertain that phase, we will soon go to Shiga Kingdom under the pretext of a pleasure trip."
"Pleasure trip--d-does that mean, it's honey moon isn't it! No, it must be honey moon! Isn't it right, Touya-sama!"
"...Do you think it would deceive Irregular better than a mere pleasure trip?"

The boy replied to the high tension girl while sounding a bit overwhelmed.

"That's right! Of course it would! Okay then, I'm going to the library to collect books about Shiga Kingdom and draft up a plan!"

With tired eyes, the boy sees off the plain-looking girl who rushed out in a hurry.
The boy who heard an excited scream from afar, "Hyahhoo! Honey moon with Touya-samaaaaaa!", could only go back to his room while sighing geez.







『Master, you have a plan to visit umbrella organization [Heart of Gold] today. Please get ready to depart soon.』

At his hiding place, the small man who was making revisions on the plan in case they have the Miasma Crystal lifted his face at a secretary homonculus that had few inflections.

"That time already eh... Where's this 『Heart of Gold』 again ey?"
『Their headquarters are located in Kariswolk City, also known as [Sage's Tower] the scholarship city. Master is visiting there in order to check on the final test of the [Vampire Mosquito] plan.』
"Ah rite'"

The small man stood up from his seat while beating his waist.

"I'd have it easy if I had plain girl-chan's teleportation, but Irregular's gone and put his marks on 'em."

He grumbled to no one in particular while doing a stretch.

"It's annoying, but got no choice but to go there myself."
『Master, requesting permission to offer my opinions.』

The small man looked a bit surprised to hear the secretary homonculus who usually hid herself in the shadow.

"What? Just say it."
『The main temple of God Karion is located in Kariswolk City. I suggest Master to postpone your visitation this time as there is a high probability that the [Irregular] is there to take on the god's trial.』
"Whoa, that's baaad."

After saying that, the small man puts his hand on his chin and ponders.

"Sorry but can ya go to the lab and take a few homonculus specialized in infiltration out of their cylinders."
"Understood."

After making sure that the secretary homonculus has left, the small man takes out a purple summoning gem from [Inventory].

He poured mana into the summoning gem and threw it down on the ground, afterward a purple magic circle appeared around the gem then an ultramarine colored demon showed itself up in the center.
It's a huge demon in military uniform carrying a blade spear.

"Ciao Ultramine, sorry but I got something for you to do."
"I shall obey everything my summoner says dearimasu."

After confirming that the ultramarine demon has lowered its head and given its consent, the small man continues.

"Go to Parion Holy Land and destroy the main temple there. Make sure to turn every building into wasteland, and clean-up all the higher ups including the current pope."

Despite saying that he's "not gonna lay his hands on those related to loli goddess as much as possible", there was nary a hint of hesitation in the small man's words to kill priests of Parion Main Temple.

"It shall be done dearimasu."
"Oh and also, please secure the symbol of main temples, the Sacred Treasure there 'kay."
"Sacred Treasure is it dearimasuka..."

The ultramarine demon who had been acting confident up until now expressed disapproval for the first time.
Demons must find sacred Treasures of the seven pillar gods deplorable.

"Master I have brought five homonculus with me."
"Nice timing yea. And you've administered correction drug on 'em too. Means they can sortie' out anytime ey."

After appraising the five homonculus for infiltration the secretary homonculus brought, the small man nodded in satisfaction and took three [Magic Bags] from the still-open [Inventory].

"These guys will be in charge of securing the Sacred Treasure, so take 'em along with you to Parion Holy Land. They'll act separately from you, so you can go back once yer' done with the destroyin'."

After seeing off the demon disappearing into its own sub-space along with the three homonculus wrapped in its barrier, the small man started his preparations to depart himself.

"Master, you intend to divert Irregular's attention to the greater demon, and use that chance to hold the meeting, don't you."
"That 'rite. Not sure if Irregular would notice it tho', so I've prepared about 2-3 camouflages s'well."

After saying that, the small man tests out several stealth skills until the time of appointment.

"Man, this stuff is really tiring. Even though it can delude even Dog-head and Wild Boar King and their sharp intuitions, I cannae' hold it fer' long, gotta, like, make it easier to use..."
"Master, in order to prevent the tomfoolery of getting yourself detected by Irregular, you should perfect it, so I propose."
"Yeap."

The small man gave an unenthusiastic reply to the serious secretary homonculus.

"Imma just use recognition inhibition artifact along with it aand done, should be a flawless victory."

After equipping several equipment taken from [Inventory], and using multiple layers of tricks, the small man departed his hideout toward Kariswolk City.
Unaware of the trap laid out by the aforementioned Irregular waiting for him...




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