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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 336

Chapter 336 Strongest Sage, Identity Seen Through


I was still young when I fought Zadokilgias in my previous life.
This demon held the upper hand in term of pure combative skills back then.
As such, winning proved difficult in a direct confrontation.

That was why I developed [Resonant Sword].
This demon would dodge every single one of my magic attack and block all my sword slashes.
However, Zadokilgias's body itself wasn't sturdy enough to receive those slashes.

As such, letting it take my sword slashes and break its body with [Resonant Sword] is very effective.
[Resonant Sword] is virtually a technique specialized in killing skill-based demons like Zadokilgias.

"...To think there's someone who deploys that magic in this era."

Zadokilgias took some more distance away from me as it said that.
Gaining distances is the basic method for fighting a Disqualified Crest.
Magical ranged attacks are favorable to Zadokilgias especially for avoiding clashing its sword against my [Resonant Sword].

But that's speaking only if Iris wasn't here.
Getting away from me means getting into Iris's range.

『There it goes! I'm gonna get it!』

Iris swung down her claw the moment she saw Zadokilgias getting away from me.
Moving away from me here naturally got it closer to Iris.
Inviting her for another attempt at the demon.

Zadokilgias deployed a new set of barriers mid-air as a foothold to dodge her attack.
They were farther apart than earlier thus it made it in time.

However--that instance it deployed barriers created an opening if only for a second.
It's not a problem with skill, it's simply due to the latency of outputting magic.
It's not long enough to get a hit in--but more than plentiful for getting in the range.

Making use of this chance, I made us engage in a close quarter combat.

"...What an irksome tactic."

Zadokilgias blocked my sword slash which had got [Resonant Sword] added.
Then--the moment our swords touched each other, mine got repelled back.

--『Reflective Strike』.
A magic that outputs a huge blast of mana all at once to instantaneously flick the opponent's sword away.

This magic will forcefully repel away the opponent's sword no matter what magic enchanted on that sword, it's unparalleled in a close quarter sword combat.
Against someone with an inept sword skill, the opening created by this magic could even be used to deal a finishing blow.
There was even a period of time where sword enchant magic was seen in a bad light due to this [Reflective Strike] magic.

However, such a mighty magic does not come without a price.
This [Reflective Strike] outputs a vast amount of mana through one's sword, it's a basic magic in a sense.
Which is precisely why it's mostly unaffected by other magic--but as a drawback, you're required to release a huge amount of mana all at once.

Even amongst Disqualified Crest bearers, only a few with exceptionally sturdy magic circuits, and high-ranking demons that far outclass Zadokilgias are capable of releasing the required amount of mana in an instant.
In all other cases, one has to build up mana in their sword over time and release it only when the need arises.
Due to the load caused by building up mana, [Reflective Strike] users can't use other magic in parallel.

In contrast, I'm only deploying the much easier to cast [Resonant Sword] over [Reflective Strike].
Meaning I could shoot other attack magic with my spare energy.
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"...Dodging even this huh..."

Zadokilgias managed to deal with the combination of my attack magic and [Resonant Sword] somehow.
Defending against an attack while enduring the load from invoking [Reflective Strike] should be quite a task--yet, it dealt with it well.
As that thought crossed my mind, Zadokilgias spoke up while flicking my sword away.

"You bastard... You're even better than the guy who killed the past me in skill alone."

The guy who killed the past Zadokilgias... Me huh.
Indeed, my magic skill has seen much improvement compared to the me back then.

Now that I think about it, the me back then was quite crude for a magic combatant.
...That said, I was already 80 by then, so my magic circuits were far far superior than the current me.

I gave a reply while thinking that.

"I see. So you're saying you're going to meet your maker a second time?"

"Not a chance. Regardless of your skill, this absolute gap in powers aren't something that can be easily overturned... In fact, the only time you managed to deal damage was from that [Resonant Sword] ambush--even after all you've done thus far."

Zadokilgias is peering for a chance to attack even while chattering away.
This conversation itself is likely an attempt to take me out of my pace.

The act of talking may slightly throw off one's pace if they don't have enough experience in battle, creating an exploitable opening.
That's probably this demon's aim--but unfortunately for it, this tactic is meaningless to me.
It might have worked on the past age 80 me though.

"...How old are you anyway? Those magical skills, that bottomless swordsmanship--cannot be of a mere child. I wouldn't be surprised if you told me you were a 『Reincarnated』 one like me."

Zadokilgias murmured when it saw me not relaxing my guard.
Looks like it's made a conjecture of my identity.
Not like that would be of any use in this fight though.

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Okami wa Nemuranai 14.11


"Lecan. We can't allow Eda use <Recovery> any more."

"I know. No way to predict when <Purification> gets triggered after all."

"True that. Which spell used doesn't matter with how that girl is. Something like this doesn't occur with other spells, but apparently it's not that rare with <Recovery>."


"The difference between <Purification> and <Recovery> is practically nil to the poor. However, if a case that shouldn't have been treatable by <Recovery> gets taken care of, someone is bound to notice sooner or later."

"You're right. I was wondering if Eda's graduation was due to that. You have my thanks."

"Don't mind it. Besides, I'm telling the truth when I said I had nothing more to teach to Eda. That girl is a genius in a sense. Geniuses don't tread on a path built by others."

Lecan nodded. Eda doesn't listen to others. Even if she did, she would interpret it weirdly and dashed in a direction no one expected. Without realizing that there is a road next to her.

"She's an ideal healer in dungeons though."

"No. I don't plan on raising Eda as a healer or anything."

"Eh? Really?"

"I'll look after Eda for the remainder of this year. After that, she will have to choose her calling on her own. The plan for now is to teach her how to explore a dungeon."

"The remainder of this year huh."

"She cannot go independent as a mere healer. I want to rear her up until a point where she can make a choice how to live her life during this half year."

"In that case, all the more reason then. You should really stop her from using <Purification>. Neither temples or nobles would try to forcefully take in a member of a party that explores dungeon depths, even if they're a <Purification> user, but if that's not the case..."

Lecan nodded silently. Norma had witnessed a real life example in her mother. Neither temples or nobles would leave a <Purification> user without any backer alone.

"But you know, Lecan."


"If you're going to let Eda live by herself, seeking out an agreeable noble house to protect her isn't such a bad idea."


"Eda isn't suited to be a medic."

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"A medic has to possess the disposition to be cold."


"Right. Me for example, I have the coldness to see my patients as research subjects, or to decline those who can't pay for my treatment."

"Can medics who don't treat those who can't pay be considered good?"

"I'm not telling you to be a money-monger. It's just that you've got to a draw a line somewhere. Otherwise, you'd end up casting <Recovery> to every patient without limit, use up expensive medicine, have your medical center lose functions and starve to death."

"Ah, I see. You mean that huh."

"And having excessive empathy toward your patients will block you from making the correct treatment, nor can you learn about diseases appropriately."

"I got it (yale)."

"There are independent advanced <Recovery> users that don't belong to the royalty or any noble house, but they are those who have built up the ideal environment to continue their research while sustaining their livelihoods. Eda doesn't have such luxury."

"Nope she doesn't."

"She's also not suited for the temple for the same reason."

"Cause she's too sympathetic?"

"Right. Restraints won't work on her because of that, she's probably going to act against the priests' orders. I can just see it."

So does Lecan.

"Even disregarding that, temple medical centers are swamped with an endless amount of people with awful circumstances. Only those with a deep faith or those whose mind is broken somewhere can endure that."

They can't allow the current Eda go to such a place.

"But a noble house would care for her enough to keep her from falling in that pitfall."

Lecan frowned. Never would have he imagined hearing this from Norma of all people.

"I can't say for sure whether it's true or not, but according to a rumor I heard, a certain <Purification> user has their family live a safe happy life under the noble house's protection, that user is even allowed to see their family if they wish to. And if that <Purification> user comes from a poor family, that family will have their well being guaranteed."

Norma is truly a researcher by heart. She's even capable of making an objective analysis of this stuff despite what she's gone through. Thought Lecan.

Jinga had a complicated look on his face.

Of course he would.

This man is here precisely because he's given up reporting Eda. He has resigned himself from returning to his lord.

And yet, Norma would present the possibility of relying on a noble house as one of Eda's future prospects. Jinga probably wanted to offer his lord's house as a choice himself, but found it hard to say out loud. Must be feeling complicated inside.

Lecan doesn't really care about that. Either way, he has no intention of handing Eda over to Jinga's master.

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Okami wa Nemuranai 14.9_10


Eda spoke up after breakfast.

"Think I'm gonna drop by Shira-san's place today."

"Yea. You should."

Eda apparently has an aptitude for mind magic. Unclear whether it's at a practical level or not, but learning even just one mind magic spell will seemingly gives one resistance to the entire mind magic. On top of that privilege, the strength of that resistance rises in accordance to the user's mana pool. As such, having Eda practice magic at Shira's place is a very good thing.

There's something bugging Lecan.

(Someone's in front of the gate.)

A human has been standing motionlessly outside the front gate for a while now. Someone who possesses a little bit of mana.

If they had a business with Lecan or Eda, they would have called out to them from there, yet they didn't.

Just who and why are they there.

Lecan got out of the house into the small garden.

Walls taller than Lecan enclose the house, he can't see the other party from where he is.


However, Lecan sensed it.

The person in front of the gate is no ordinary man.

They're quite skilled.

Of course, by skilled here refers to their capability as a warrior, not a mage. Even though Lecan can sense mana someone possesses, he has no way of knowing about their magical prowess.

"<Float> <Move>."

After removing the bolt, Lecan casually walked off to the gate and pushed it open.

A young man who was standing next to the gate walked right in front of it before bowing down.

"Please excuse me for intruding this early in the morning."

Lecan has seen this man somewhere before. Where was it again.

"Are you going out? I shall wait in the house if you're in a hurry."

"No you won't. State your business."

"Would you be so kind as to let me in the house?"

Lecan recalled who this young man was after glancing at the sword hanging on his waist.

"Come in, Arios."

Arios the swordsman bowed once again before stepping forward past the gate.

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"Say what?"

"I would like to study under Lecan-dono as your pupil if you would."

"I heard that. I'm asking why you'd want to study under someone who almost killed you."

"Your actions truly moved me."


Several days ago, Eda was abducted by Goncourt House. Lecan raided Goncourt mansion, found Eda and went to question the family head.

This swordsman, Arios was the one who stood before him in front of the family head's room.

Arios tried to stop Lecan from entering the room.

Lecan cut Arios down and cast him aside.

The slash was supposed to cut him in half, but thanks to his nice equipment, and a Grace item <Drop of Life>, he managed to barely hang onto life, after which Eda's <Recovery> healed him.

As it turns out, Arios is not a retainer of Goncourt House, he's a guest who just happened to be staying in the mansion that day.

What has Lecan done that moved this man anyway?

"Your valor of marching into enemy's territory for the sake of saving your comrade. Your integrity in settling the matter right, doesn't matter if the opponent is a noble house's family head."

Now that he's taken a closer look at Arios sitting in front of him, Lecan is surprised at his youthfulness.  At their previous face off, his presence felt like that of a veteran martial artist that could have killed Lecan had he slipped off even a bit. Hence, he thought he was a bit older.

"I was truly self-conceited. Believing I had some skill in swordsmanship. However, my sword was nothing more than a mere child's play before you."

Even in this state, Arios leaves no opening. He's a true first-rate swordsman.

"After my defeat, you had taken hold of my sword as a war trophy. And yet you would return it to me once I was resuscitated. You know very well about a swordsman's pride."

Lecan frowned like it was a pain.

It was in fact, a pain.

"And above all, your skills in handling a sword, the way you fight. Truly drives in how arrogant I was. The lesson you taught me has opened my eyes."

"It was Eda who saved your life. Tell that to her."

Arios turned toward Eda.

"You would be Eda-dono then. I have heard of your feat from others that were present there. How miraculous that <Recovery> was. I offer you my gratitudes."

Arios bowed down deeply.

"Uh, erm. Oh you."

Eda blushed and wriggled around for some reason. Did a bug bite her or something, thought Lecan.

"However, it was Lecan-dono who moved me. You are the very master I've been searching for."

"You've learned proper swordsmanship, haven't you."


"Your skills with swords is most likely above me. There's nothing for me to teach you."

"Didn't you come out on top in a match against me?"

"I just couldn't be bothered to fight you head-on cause you seemed strong. Hence why I used magic to deal a serious blow, stopping you in your track before cutting you down. That was no sword match."

"Precisely that. You saw through my skill at a glance and overwhelmed me in a way beyond my wildest expectations. Your fighting styles are so much more flexible than mine. By studying under you, I would like to break out of my shell."

Arios stood up and went around the table before stopping in front of Lecan.

He knelt down with his right knee on the floor, held up his sheathed sword on both his hands presenting it to Lecan with his head down.

(What a pain.)

(Is this a formal sword-presenting ceremony?)

(Guessing this is how you ask for apprenticeship in this country.)

(Thoughtlessly taking this sword off him would probably establish his apprenticeship.)

And yet, just letting him on his own might also end up establishing his enrollment. Asking Eda what to do here is probably pointless, she's most likely clueless about this either.

Lecan did something that wouldn't be misinterpreted as him accepting the sword.

He kicked away the sword Arios presented.

The sword hit the wall before dropping down the floor noisily.

Arios was left dumbfounded.

"Ah hey! Lecan, what are you doing!"

With Eda's angry voice behind him. Lecan left the house.

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Okami wa Nemuranai 14.6_7_8


"Hmm. It's been Fixed."


"Yup. Your left eye, Lecan, has been fixed into your default state. It's different from <Overwritten>. Something of magically higher level fixed the state of your left eye. Unfortunately I have no clue what that something is right now."

It might be due to the Greater Restoratives, thought Lecan.

Greater Restoratives in his former world were very hard to produce, to the point that Lecan had no idea where to even begin. It takes so much work and expensive ingredients. As such, even one of those has an eye-popping price attached to it.

He's got four of those restoratives left currently, but back in his former world, he had used three in total. Perhaps, those three uses have brought about this 'Fixed' state of his left eye.

So he hypothesized, however, there's simply no way to be sure. Handing over one greater restorative he has to Norma might give a clue, however he's not interested enough in the why to reduce his stock from four to three.

Lecan isn't a researcher to begin with. Simply knowing that Eda's <Recovery>, <Purification>, Large Red Potions and Greater Restoratives cannot cure his left eye more than suffice to him. There's no merit in knowing the reason anyway.

"So can a <God Cure> heal this left eye now that it's been fixed."

"Well, I believe it would. My father had collected many documents regarding <God Cures>, you see. And from what I gathered, it's probably gonna work just fine. But, since neither me or my father have ever witnessed the effects of <God Cures> in person, I can't really say for sure."

"I see, also, in case of wounds like this one, which is more effective between <Recovery> and <Purification>?"

"That depends on the cause. <Recovery> would be a better choice for mere wounds. While <Purification> works better on wounds entwined with poison or curse. That's about it."

"Got it."

"Norma-sama. Your carriage is here."

"Okay. Now then, Lecan, Eda. We're making house calls today."


They made six house calls that day.

Not sure what kind of deal was made in advance, the first house call sent a carriage that proceeded to escort them to the next house.

Both were of wealthy families.

They didn't get straight to treating the patients.

They would be served tea, and made to wait.

During that time, Norma would teach the two about human anatomy.

After examining the patients, Norma would state her findings in detail and appointed either Lecan or Eda to cast <Recovery>. Of course, she would explain how to cast it in detail as well.

After the treatment, they didn't leave the house right away most of the time.

First, the patients would be delighted at the <Recovery>'s effect and started talking about many things. Afterward, either their families or servants would ask about the patients' condition and hope of recovery.

Hence, it was completely dark out by the time they finished the last house call.

Out of the six patients, the fifth one was an elderly man, the first one was an infant.

The moment Eda saw the sleeping baby suffering in the bed, she ran in.

"Doc! Please let me cast <Recovery> on this child."

Thus Eda wished, however Norma appointed Lecan.

Eda was dejected but she didn't complain.

(She looks worried enough to invoke <Purification> by chance.)

As a matter of fact, Lecan was actually just as concerned.

At any rate, Norma's way of medical examination is truly a learning experience.

Bone structures was the first surprise.

Bones make up human's basic structure, movements of body and fingers, everything moves with bones. In other word, to fight is to perfect your bones. Lecan is learning the mechanism and ways to treat bones.

Next up are how to breathe in and out, how the food you eat support your body, and the mechanisms of various entrails.

All of it teaches Lecan where to prioritize in order to maintain his fighting strength, and which part he needs to heal first.

Up until now, Lecan had never taken up to studying.

Norma's teaching could be said to be his very first systematic knowledge ever.

They went to buy ingredients for dinner on the way back. They bumped into a middle-aged neighbor housewife in front of their house. Eda had a long chat with that housewife while Lecan went in ahead.

As he was tasting a strong liquor bit by bit, Eda got back.

"Hey so you know, looks like someone is moving into that vacant house to the left."

"I see."

That was nothing of interest to Lecan.

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The next day was work at the medical center. It wasn't as crowded as the day before yesterday, yet there were still more people coming than the usual.

That day, Norma would ask for Eda's and Lecan's opinions after every examination.

Lecan would give answers such as what entrails gave this and that problem, or the location of bones responsible for it, thus Norma gave him a passing mark, but it was just terrible in Eda's case.

She would say something like the coughing was because a problem in mouth, or that the cold fingers were because of problems on the fingers. In short, she has learned absolutely nothing in regard to illnesses and the causes.

Consequently, when Norma asked her what herb to give to a patient, she would give a horribly incoherent reply.

The day after was another round of house calls. This time they went to visit families living modest lifestyles. Lecan didn't keep count, but it was more than twenty in total. Every one of them asked for <Recovery>. They must have collected the payment overtime for the sake of their parents, wifes, husbands, and children suffering from chronic or protracted illnesses.

Eda produced a blue light in one of the cases, Lecan stopped her midway and cast <Recovery> himself. Apparently, Eda would end up casting <Purification> if she lost focus.

Once they got back to the medical center that day, Norma spoke to the two of them.

"It hasn't been long since you two came here, yet here I am finding myself astonished at Lecan's giant leap. Your knowledge in <Recovery> usage alone already at a mid-level medic."

"All thanks to you."

"And, Eda."


"You've learned mostly nothing about illnesses, their causes, human's body structures and functions from me."


"However, you've learned how to examine a patient's body before casting <Recovery> on them."


"And you put that into practice in an extremely effective manner. In fact, your <Recovery> is prodigious, you always intuitively select the most appropriate way to heal a particular patient. Even a veteran medic has nothing on your <Recovery>."


"The patient that made you almost cast <Purification> had symptoms that wouldn't have gone as well without <Purification>. Hence why you unconsciously ended up casting <Purification>."

"S-so that's how it is."



"You're graduating."


"To tell you the truth, there's nothing more I can teach you."

"Glad for you, congrats, Eda."

"Eh? Eh?"

"Can I still come here?"

"Yup. You've still got things to learn, Lecan. I think you should still come by for a while more."

"Please. Well then, we'll excuse ourselves today."

Lecan and Eda went back home.

They brought ingredients for dinner on their way back.

"Ah, Lecan, looks like someone's moved in that house to the left. I see lights in."

"Hou. Seems so."

Whoever moved in the neighboring house has nothing to do with them.

Or so thought Lecan that night.

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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 335

Chapter 335 Strongest Sage, Deploys Personal Spell


"...Quite a violent one, aren't you. That darkness dragon... a companion of yours huh."

Zadokilgias jumped diagonally backward to dodge the incoming claw while murmuring that.
Iris's claw missed its target, gouged the earth and blew away the surrounding buildings.

『Then how about this!』

Iris used her tail to mow horizontally along the ground.
Stone buildings are getting blown apart like they're made of paper as it's coming closer to Zadokilgias.
With the gigantic tail thoroughly mowing down everything on ground, Zadokilgias has no way to escape there.


Zadokilgias jumped up into the air to dodge the tail while clicking its tongue.
However--lifting your feet off ground means losing foothold, destabilizing your posture if only a bit.
No way I would miss this chance.

I rushed out at once using magic and slashed at Zadokilgias.
Zadokilgias invoked a barrier below its feet using the momentous opening, stabilizing its posture.
However, I won't let that.

Zadokilgias deployed another barrier to divert my sword like earlier--but I had anticipated that.

I deployed another barrier beyond that barrier to alter my sword's trajectory even further.
After hitting two barriers, my sword is now moving toward Zadokilgias's center of gravity--the hardest spot to dodge.

『Iron Slash『Sharpening』『Mana Strike』--.
I enhanced my sword with magic right before it hit Zadokilgias.
It's got enough power to cut Zadokilgias in two if it hits the target.

"Way too slow."

Zadokilgias blocked my sword with its own.
This demon fights with both swords and magic, just like me.
I had only deployed one barrier to alter my slash.

However, my action of diverting my sword with barrier isn't entirely pointless.
If I hadn't done that--this demon's sword would have been used to cut me up instead of blocking mine.
By leading its effort into defending, I had destroyed any chance of counterattack.
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--It's going as I've foreseen so far.

I invoked more magic as my sword got flicked away.
『Instant Lightning』, a lightning magic.
It's quick to cast but with little firepower, a simple magic.

However, a clash between techniques is where simple magic shines.
There's no point in super powerful large-scale magic if it doesn't hit its target, even simple magic could be used to make an opening that would lead to enemy's demise.

My aim is Zadokilgias's legs.
Dodging this means destabilizing one's stance, hence it's an extremely effective mean of attack.


Zadokilgias cast 『Supercooled Waterdrops』 while blocking my attack using defensive magic.

Supercooling--a phenomenon in which water retains its liquid form when cooled to absolute zero temperature in stable state.
Water in this state changes form on impact.
Just as the name suggests, this magic sprays a huge amount of supercooled waterdrops on enemy.

It's not enough to directly kill your opponent--but since the water changes into ice the moment it hits, it will slow them down.
A fatal spell in this situation.

I dealt with that--by casting 『Impact Blade』 magic.
Shock waves got generated out of my sword and diffused in the air.
All the 『Supercooled Waterdrops』 in air turned into grains of ice, losing their effectiveness.

『Supercooled Waterdrops』 and defensive magic.
I thrust my sword forward at this opening created from it casting two magic at once.
Zadokilgias attempted to block my sword--but the moment our swords met, I invoked a personal spell on mine.

--『Resonant Sword』.
By adding specific vibrations to my sword, it will resonate with the enemy's bones.

If one continues to get hit by this, their bones will vibrate due to resonance, destroying them from the inside.
On top of requiring some time to cause the resonance, it doesn't have the power to demolish bones--but even little cracks on bones will turn the tide to my favor.

However, Zadokilgias seemed to understand that.
Zadokilgias pulled the hand blocking my sword and twisted its body away before the resonance could get more intense.
However, it failed to dodge it all as my sword landed a shallow cut on its shoulder.

I was going to push more--but unfortunately, the flight time is over.
Zadokilgias who regained its foothold on ground immediately ran out of Disqualified Crest's range.

"You bastard, just who are you!? Where in the world did you learn that..."

Zadokilgias opened its eyes wide in shock from a distance.

"Beats me."

It's only natural that Zadokilgias is shocked.
After all, this [Resonant Sword] was the spell that led to Zadokilgias's defeat in the past.

Breaking enemy's bones through their own sword, this [Resonant Sword] may looks like a very handy spell at a glance--but it's actually quite a flawed one.

It has several flaws.
First, it simply lacks firepower.
Its power is barely enough to create cracks on ordinary demons' bones, and completely ineffective against high-ranking demons and monsters. It will transmit irritating vibrations through their arms at most.
And for opponents in which [Resonant Sword] works against, much simpler magic would be enough to kill them, unless they possess extraordinary skills.

In other words, this [Resonant Sword] is only useful against those with [Extraordinary skills, yet are weak against this]--very rare foes, there were only several of them even in the past era.

Nevertheless, this is the spell I developed in order to defeat Zadokilgias.

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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 98

Chapter 98 Malice Lurking in the Dark


Since Brighton-kun has come to as well, right now we're all encircling the sitting Belchika for interrogation time.

"So could you tell us how it turned out to this?"

Originally, a party-specific problem should have nothing to do with me, but since I've used [Curse Return] and all, I'd like to know the circumstances as well.

"Err, why are you? Nobusada-san, isn't it? The one rumored to get women pregnant just by glancing at them."

Just how big have the rumors grown anyway. This feels like pure malice at this point. I'd be sure to have everyone console me once I get back, sniffle.

"That's absolutely wrong! I have people dear to me already. I'd never lay my hands on some random passerby just because! I see you're looking at those girls, just so you know they're our store's employees, don't get it wrong!!"

Good grief. All of them are looking here.

"Excuse me. But that doesn't explain how you are related to this."

What a strong willed girl. I'm convinced she's the type that will go wild on her own though.

"I just happened to stop Afuro-kun's rampage by chance, but I also wouldn't want people handing out those cursed magic tools in the middle of town. I have a duty to report this to the head commander, my master."

"Eh, you're a fellow disciple of Papan!?"

Afuro-kun, what's that Papan... By the way, apparently he had no idea about our match yesterday since he's been in the dungeon this whole time.

"Yeah, I'm Matda-shi's tenth disciple. Back on topic, those magic tools aren't something some random fortune teller would possess. I have no clue how big this whole thing is, but it's definitely not something limited to your party."

"You're right. I understand. I shall tell everything I know."

This is Belchika's side of story.
She was in love with Afuro-kun. However, Afuro and Chein had been getting along well lately, she began panicking. Then another friend of her told her about a fortune teller rumored to give precise advices, thus she went straight to them.
At the site, she couldn't look away from the crystal ball, and was somehow convinced that Afuro would turn to her if she did everything the fortune teller told her to.
Then, today she gave him that gem as a charm and pretended to have been lost while watching over the situation herself.

"Do you remember that fortune teller's name and looks?"

"Err, huh? I can't seem to recall. And the friend who introduced me to that fortune teller... who?"

This is more like a memory manipulation than merely leading her around. I dunno how truthful she is being, but it's probably true that someone had come in contact with her in an attempt to harm Afuro-kun. And yet, Afuro-kun himself has no idea about all this when asked.
Which means, this pertains men of major positions related to him. Either Temuro-san, or even perhaps the one above him, the duke himself. Either way, this is far beyond a lone adventurer's hand. We'll have to let Master and co. handle this.

"At any rate. Everyone, keep all this to yourself. Afuro-kun, could you contact Temuro-san right away?"

"Sorry, I have no idea about Papan, I mean, father's schedule."

"I see. Okay then, let's just head straight to the guard garrison. Master should be there today. We'll ask the guards to catch that fortune teller by the tail. Also, Belchika-chan should probably stay somewhere safe for a while. Any idea where?"

"Then she should come with me to the temple. We have temple knights-sama under the same roof there, she could stay in my room if she would."

Chein offered a helping hand to Belchika. Seeing that, Belchika teared up before hugging her.

"Sorry, forgive me. Even though it's all my fault."

"It's okay. It's not your fault Belchika. I might have been manipulated myself, you know."

Afterward, Belchika cried her eyes out.
I'll let Chein take care of her until she calmed down.
Well then, what to do with the boys.

"Afuro-kun, Brighton-kun, what's your plan? Me think explaining the situation to Temuro-san and ask for his protection would be best."

"I... Would rather not rely on father. But then, someone else could get dragged into this because of me, could it?"

"Yep. You might be the target or perhaps there's something else behind it. We are totally clueless though so there's just no way to be sure here."

"Would it be fine if we leave the decision making to father? Brighton, are you okay with that?"

"(nod nod)."

Brighton nodded at Afuro. I was wondering why he hadn't said a word, turned out he was a silent character.
By the way, Afuro-kun apologized to him with a dogeza the moment he came to. Brighton only patted Afuro-kun's shoulder while smiling like saying 'don't mind it', so that was cuz' he couldn't talk.

"Well then, time to get out of this dungeon."

Everyone nodded and departed the place.

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A crystal ball put on an alter broke into pieces with a shrill sound.

A man in hood turned to look at it with a dubious look on his face.

"Curse Return? I don't believe those little girls are capable of something like that. Tch, what a waste of memory manipulation artifact. That thing's pretty valuable."

The man thinks.
Altering the mana through the crystal ball just in case of having the art returned was the right decision on his part.
However, this situation is bad in itself. There's an art user capable of Curse Return around them. This location might even get found out.

"Damn, what a pain in the ass. Well fine, done 90% of stuff Boss told me to do anyway. Just gotta wait for the right time and activate that stuff over there. Gotta raise this pawn I got here too. Thought I could get rid of those pesky 『Meteor』 and 『War Fist』, but that was too much to ask eh."

The man muttered something before the fortune teller tent suddenly vanished.

The only thing left in the dark is a hooded man with sharp eyes like that of a bird of prey.

"Now then, ladies and gentlemen of Gramada. It won't be for a while, but I hope you shall enjoy the show time. I'll have myself a special seat to watch over it safely. Well then, see you again in a while."

The man made a light step dance before melting into the darkness.


The guard garrison is situated not too far from the dungeon's entrance. After taking them there, I escorted our girls home. Then I went back to the garrison.

"Fumu, that happened huh."

Master scowled while stroking his beard.
Yukito-san next to him doesn't look cheerful.
Afuro-kun and the gang are resting in another room.
Only us three in this room.

"S'fine to conclude that matter is related to this one then, eh Yukito."

"Most definitely, yes. I have dispatched our people to several spots where the fortune teller is likely at, but it's probably already gone by now."

"For sure."

"Err, I have no idea what's what, what is it about?"

"Umu, there's this incident that's been giving us headaches lately. We have a few dozens of relatively capable adventurers and townspeople losing memories for a period of time or having recollections of inexplicable experiences."

"We have utterly no idea how it's done, however, Nobusada-kun's conjecture is most likely correct."

"I'm sorry, I broke the necklace that could have worked as evidence..."

"Oh no no, you had no choice there. We couldn't have gotten her circumstances otherwise. But really, undoing curse and even appraisal, you're truly versatile, Nobusada-kun. Oh but this man's disciples being extraordinary is just the usual though."

The usual huh. Yukito-san is holding his stomach down for a bit. Sorry, I'll make some stomach medicine and hand you over the best one next time.

"Anyway, we've dispatched a messenger to Temuro. Should have gotten to him by now. As for the girls, the guards will take responsibility of escorting them to Hadin temple."

"How about Afuro-kun and Brighton?"

"That'd be up to Temuro. They ain't gonna dive in the dungeon at their state though, he's probably gonna work them hard at training ground."

Ah, my condolences. I and Yukito-san reflexively looked at each other and smiled wryly.
Afterward, I could hear intermittent screams coming from training ground. Afuro-kun's face was full of swollen marks when he dropped by to thank me later. I cast Heal on him then, do your best young one.

The day after, we got reports from the dispatched guards, and sure enough the spots were completely vacant.
Having absolutely no clue despite it being quite a huge incident, Master and co. were at their wits' end. For now they apparently plan to intensify patrols for a while.

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 17-48

17-48. Reinforcements


Satou here. Without even mentioning western tropes, reliable reinforcements rushing in to save the protagonists from a predicament is one of the moments to enjoy in a story. There are times when they can't be relied upon though--.

『We're here to help--』

Three men clad in orange, blue and yellow colored lights--god Heraruon, Garleon and Zaikuon--rushed into the room.

Well now, I didn't expect this group.

I already knew from the dots displayed on my Map that it was neither the girls or enemies, but I never would have imagined it would be these gods.

『Where are you, Parion!』

I see, their objective is rescuing Parion.
They're wearing gaudy armor, seemingly not against fighting Demon God as well.

『Prohibited from getting too far apart. Karion said so too.』
『I didn't. But, agreed. You'll get Impurities encroaching you if you're too far.』

Young female gods clad in indigo blue and vermilion colored lights--Urion and Karion--showed up along with fussy voices.
I thought god Tenion would come along as well, but I don't sense her presence.
Looks like she's house-sitting this time.

"--So noisy."

Demon God solemnly got up his throne.
Even Demon God can't afford to stay sitting against the seven gods, it seems.

『Don't go ahead on your own, Zaikuon! No choice, assist him Garleon!』

The male gods ran through Demon God's chamber in an instant.
Their armor brightly shone with their personal colors.


I'm situated right between Demon God and these male gods.

『Hold it, you three!』
『Satou would get dragged in your attack!』
『Who cares!』
『Small sacrifice for a great cause.』
『Die like a pawn you are.』

Karion and Urion tried to stop them, but the male gods paid them no heed and kept charging forward.

I see that they fully intend in killing me along with Demon God.
Demon God himself has started collecting nearly-black dark purple lights in an attempt to intercept them.

--Oh crap.

Divinity-charged moves of the male gods and Demon God are a bit too much for the current level 1 me to bear.
I could get away to somewhere safe with sight-based Unit Arrangement, but judging from the enormous divinity they have, even the shockwave alone would likely prove fatal.

In fact, the barrier I've put up using Primeval magic is getting shaved down as we speak. It's rebuilding itself immediately, but its destruction caused by a storm of primary colored lights is faster.

As I was losing my cool, Divine Dancing Armor floating near Demon God got caught in my sight.


Using Primeval magic's help, I hacked Demon God's Divine Dancing Armor to make it into my own and barely managed to protect myself from the primary colored lights and impact.

Just when I thought I was saved, the clash of enormous divinity between the gods and Demon God went past critical point and blew up.
I somehow managed to avoid getting instantly killed by hurriedly setting up several pieces of barriers with Primeval magic and Divine Dancing Armor, but I got blasted away to the wall nonetheless.

I can't move my body, likely due the blow I suffered.

Afterimages burned my eyes from the flash earlier, but I got my eyesight back after a while.

A fierce clash is unfolding between Demon God and male gods plus god Urion in the center of the room.
God Karion is focusing on supporting them in the back.

The gods are getting pushed back by Demon God who's in a sub-optimal condition.

Partly because the gods have been unleashing lots of flashy and brute force-focused moves but mostly due to Divine Sword's high performance.
It broke apart vermilion barriers enhanced by god Karion in one slash, gods' weapons and armors got smashed into smithereens when used to block it.

Of course the gods had also realized the danger of close quarter combat and tried to get out of Divine Sword's range, but they would get pulled back by Dimensional Blade and got forced to engage in close quarter every time.

The numbness assailing my body won't get away, I take an Elixir out of my Storage.


My hand couldn't grip well due to the numbness and dropped the elixir bottle.
Magic Hand would have taken care of this, but I can't use it right now.

I drink down the content of Elixir through Storage.

--It won't recover?

Apparently, this numbness isn't merely due to bruises.
I watch over the fight behind Divine Dancing Armor I snatched while treating the numbness with Primeval magic.

This clash between Demon God and the gods truly demonstrated the importance of Authorities and weapons, despite the gods gaining the upper hands many times through sheer force, Demon God would overturn it with his Authorities and even turn it on them at times.
The blade of Divine Sword finally reached the gods, lights of each god's personal color got scattered around instead of blood.
Even though one slash of Divine Sword isn't enough to kill these gods, the lights enshrouding them would weaken with each slash.
The seven gods will definitely lose at this rate.

I still don't get it though.

Why won't Demon God use Divine Sword's <<PERISH>>?

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Arisa's voice echoed in Demon God's chamber.

Looks like the golden members have arrived.

『Arisa, over here.』

I told the girls to come along the walls through Familiar Link since even Nana's [Paladin Domain] won't be enough to protect them from this clash of gods.


Arisa teleported along with everyone next to me.

"Oh good! Master's presence suddenly burst and spread apart into nothing, so I thought the worst!"

Arisa clings to my chest while weeping.
Looks like she had sensed my death from Familiar Link.

"Sorry sorry, got my level and skills deprived by Demon God. I was in a bit of pickle."
"Geh, you're level 1!"

I didn't want to get her any more anxious than this, so I decided not to tell her about my death.

"Mwu? Won't recover."

Mia cast healing magic on me, but my wound wouldn't recover just like with Elixir.

『That's due to excessive usage of Divinity.』

God Karion's voice got transmitted in my head.
It kinda feels like Familiar Link.


I'm a human though?

『Primeval magic are miracles realized by way of divinity. Your human body used up too much of it.』

God Karion spoke like she was admonishing me.

Well, I would have died in the clash between gods and demon gods earlier if I didn't use it though.

『Karion! Protect me better!』
『Zaikuon carelessly got too far ahead. You should coordinate better with the others.』

God Karion's focus shifted away from me.

A moment later, Zaikuon's right arm and both legs were blown away as he fell on the ground.
Zaikuon who went ahead on his own dropped out of battle ahead of everyone else.

Right after, Garleon lost his right hand, Heraruon and Urion got wounded all over before dropping out as well.
Karion tried to protect them with stacks of barriers, however those barriers were already on the verge of getting destroyed by Divine Sword.

I forced my body to move and checked the condition.

"I should be fine soon."

Demon God's attention is fully focused toward the gods.
I should be able to find an opening now.

"You can't move yet, Master. I mean, you don't even have a weapon with you."
"I have this one."

I took Holy Magic Sword, Pendragon, out of my Storage.
A lonely sword who went back on its own when I presented it as an oblation.

"I could feel amazing powers from it sure, but it's not a match to that black sword, is it?"
"Yeah, it's not a match in its current state. But I have a plan."

Besides, my objective isn't defeating Demon God, but to expel Impurities off him.
That's what Kagura wishes as well.


Tama's eyes went wide open in surprise.

Ahead of her sight is--.

『Well done, Parion!』

Heraruon shouted.

The scythe that was protecting purple little girls in a barrier sprouted out of Demon God's chest.
No, it pierced through his chest.

『What are you doing Parion.』

The one who attacked Demon God with that scythe is the young goddess with a melty 'poyayan' face, Parion.

『Slaying god.』
『You were, a traitor?』
『Traitor? I don't really get it.』

Demon God's contour collapsed and turned into dark purple mist which then got sucked into the scythe.
A way too disappointing end.

『Great job, Parion.』
『You must have broken free of Demon God's imprisonment on your own.』
『Now that Demon God's God Core has been broken to pieces, he can't be revived.』

The male gods praised Parion's deed one after another.

God Parion picked up the Divine Sword Demon God dropped and walked toward the seven gods without responding to them.

『Parion, this great me, the strongest god, shall look after that dangerous sword.』

God Parion walked toward Zaikuon who held out his arm, and--.

Stabbed him with Divine Sword.

Zaikuon vanished into yellow light particles with a 'why' look on his face.
The light got sucked into Divine Sword.


God Parion warped in front of god Heraruon to kill him.
However, a vermilion light prevented her act.

『Cuz, unkillable?』

God Parion tilted her head with a 'poyayan' face at god Karion's question.


Right as god Parion destroyed the vermilion barrier with the scythe, god Garleon jumped at her.


As Divine Sword blocked god Garleon's blue sword, jet black and blue colored sparks scattered around.

『--Strongest Blade (Nothing that cannot be cut)』

The scythe clad in blue light reaped god Garleon's neck.
That was the Unique Skill hero Meiko often used.

『--Unrivaled Mobility (Nothing can hit).』

Parion dodged an orange light Heraruon shot out without moving.

『Got them tempered.』

At Karion's word, god Parion proudly puffed out her chest like a child.
Looks like she's been giving heroes Unique Skills--Authorities in order to have them tempered.

God Parion tried to stab the headless god Garleon's heart with Divine Sword.

『I won't let you.』

God Karion deployed a vermilion-colored barrier.

『--Strongest Lance (Nothing that cannot be pierced)』

Divine Sword clad in blue light pierced through both the barrier and god Garleon's heart.

That was a Unique Skill hero Hayato used.
It seems like god Parion is capable of employing all Unique Skills used by heroes.


His God Core thing seemingly destroyed, god Garleon turned into blue light particles before getting sucked into Divine Sword.

『Three gods left.』

God Parion turned her line of sight toward her next target.
God Karion's barrier blocked her advance, but it was immediately smashed open by Divine Sword and the scythe.

『With this, I'll get even stronger.』

God Parion held up Divine Sword aloft.

--I won't let you.

I moved right in front of god Parion with Unit Arrangement, and blocked her attack with a rainbow-colored sword.

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Okami wa Nemuranai 14.5


Norma's Medical Center began operation.

Norma would examine her patients without wrapping her wand in mana while teaching Lecan and Eda what's wrong with those patients and how to treat them along the way. She would also tell them the kind of medicinal plants and the dosage needed for each case.

Lecan and Eda would put the designated medicinal plants on small dishes and showed them to Norma every time.

"All good."

After confirming them, Norma would process those plants, sometimes she would bundle them in raw Shinanja leaf, sometimes she would knead them with water, and sometimes she would boil them together.

Most were wrappings of certain amounts of dried herbs in Shinanja leaf.

Jinga manages the traffic of people coming and going out of the medical center. Meaning, he's in charge of picking people who will enter the treatment room, guiding those who go out, and informing them the treatment cost.

After finishing her examination, Norma would instruct Lecan and Eda to mix herbs, ask the patient to go to waiting room and begin examining the next patient.

She was impressively skilled at handling her patients, she finished treating all of them before dusk, even with the short lunch break period. Most patients were sick persons, those with injuries were few. None of the injured had fresh wounds either, all of them were either those suffering from rotting wounds, or those who couldn't move well due to old injuries.

Some of them also asked for <Recovery> but they gave up the moment they heard the cost.

Only one patient requested to have <Recovery> cast. A woodworker man. The second joint on his right arm is bent in a weird direction after getting injured in an accident. His wages have been reduced since he's unable to lift things and do precise work after the accident.

Norma explained in details the symptoms and cause. She must be aiming to finish the treatment in one cast of <Recovery>. Lecan cast <Recovery> slowly but surely and succeeded in correcting the man's joint, enabling him to move his fingers again.

The man kept thanking them over and over again on his way back, several patients in the waiting room peered in their wallets when they saw the dramatic results of the treatment.

After promising to come again tomorrow morning, Lecan and Eda left the medical center and headed for Shira's house.

"You did something at a noble house yesterday, didn't you."

That was Shira's first word.

There's around 3000 steps between this house and Goncourt mansion. It must be <Flame Spears> she sensed, this old woman detected the invocation of that spell from such a faraway spot and even concluded that it was Lecan's doing.

Lecan explained to her the circumstances.

Eda who was sitting next to him was awfully surprised when he got to his duel against Jinga part.

"B-but, Jinga-san. Looked the same as always today, right? He even served Lecan tea like usual."


Lecan replied curtly since he couldn't be bothered to explain. Shira would do the honor instead.

"Eda-chan. That was a greeting from Jinga."
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"'I will treat you like I always did, I bear no grudge on you, so please treat me like you always do as well'. That's what Jinga wanted to tell Lecan. That he won't go back to the marquis house, he's going to stay by Norma's side from now on."

"Ah, so that was it. I see~. So his usual behavior was a message."

"And you, Lecan."


"Don't you back off because you think it's a pain, now. You've got to give a proper explanation to Eda-chan. Weren't you saying you would teach Eda yourself for the next half year."

"That I did. Sorry."


Afterward, Lecan and Eda studied magic under Shira.

Lecan practiced <Lightning>. He managed to invoke a small spark in the end.

Eda practiced <Sleep>. She couldn't cast it at all, but Shira said that there was a sign of it working.

"I'm glad for you, Eda-chan. Once you've learned even one spell of mind magic, you will build resistance to mind magic. I was a bit worried about this since there are magic beasts that can use mind magic inside Dungeon Ninae."

"U-umm. Shira-san."


"Lecan doesn't have the aptitude for mind magic, does he?"


"So then, Lecan can't get in that dungeon?"

"Oh he'd be fine. He has ways to deal with mind magic."

"Is that true, Lecan?"


After giving that curt reply, Lecan recalled about having to give a bit more detailed answers to her questions.

"Abnormal statuses get annulled with this silver ring equipped. It's not like mind magic won't work on me, however states caused by mind magic such as sleep, paralysis and bind will disappear right away."

The good thing about this silver ring is its always-on effect.

Equipment that nullifies mind magic cannot block magic whose power exceeds the equipment's capability. And even if that isn't the case, there's a small chance of such magic to work regardless.

However, this ring undoes abnormal status that has been inflicted. Even if it doesn't do that in that instance, it will a moment later. So long as Lecan has this ring equipped, he won't be afflicted by a barrage of abnormal status attacks.

"Ah, come to think of it, that priest's magic didn't work on Lecan when we were at that temple. Priest-san was wailing around about it."

Which reminds him, Shira told Lecan to have this ring on right before that.

(Have I ever told Shira about this ring?)

He can't really recall, however, it doesn't feel like he ever did. And yet, Shira was aware about this ring's effects.

She might have <Appraisal>-ed it in secret, however this ring is one of the things he brought from his former world, Shira's <Appraisal> shouldn't have worked on it.

(It might be that magic called <Analysis>.)

Either way, having every detail about him laid bare just by being close to her isn't comforting to know. This isn't a matter of him not trusting Shira or anything, it's more an instinctual thing to Lecan.

(I've got to find a way to outsmart Shira one of these days.)

Thought Lecan as he watched Shira patting Jericho with a smile on her face.

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Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja Chapter 334

Chapter 334 Strongest Sage, Incites Dragon


(...It's about time.)

The town's entrance is the only spot with human's mana reactions left.
There's a congestion of people trying to get out of the town's gate... but it should clear up in time.
During this time... I make my move.

I draw my sword and move into Zadokilgias's blind spot.
Then... I slashed at Zadokilgias's neck while completely hiding my presence.

This slash would instantly kill Zadokilgias that's only as strong as an average demon physically speaking.
--If it hit the target, that is.

"Too slow."

Zadokilgias muttered as it cast a minimum amount of defensive magic to shift my sword away without even looking at my direction.
Even a weak defensive magic is capable of thwarting a sword slash if placed diagonally against the slash.
That may sounds easy in theory... But putting that into practice requires an extremely high magic control capability.

And this demon pulled it off without even looking at the sword...
Looks like Zadokilgias's skill hasn't fallen even after reincarnating.
And here I was expecting it fell a bit.

"...Only one?"

Zadokilgias isn't looking at my direction not because of negligence.
The opposite actually--it's under maximum alert.
Especially against a potential member of suppression unit slipping in among the evacuees.

In reality... Past demon suppression units would hide among these evacuees and launch their attack the moment Zadokilgias turned its attention to my sword.
Its relatively defenseless back would be exposed to attack if I managed to draw its attention away.
That would also mean my early death... However, sacrificial pawns weren't exactly unusual in a fight against demons that couldn't be defeated the frontal ways back then.

"...No reinforcement huh?"

Zadokilgias stood still while muttering that.
But it's not like it's doing nothing.
Maintaining a stance holds the meaning of retaining its highest alert level against ambushes.

On the other hand, I also haven't made a move since I pulled my sword back after it was parried off.
In my past life, the opening of my fight against Zadokilgias could also be summed up as [Motionless Fight].
This quietness is exactly the evidence of a clash of techniques.

Going into the offensive naturally means lowering your defense.
In other word, attacking also means creating an opening.
Small openings created from magic are nothing to worry about in an ordinary battle... But in a fight between those of equal skill sets, one such momentary lapse is a gap between life and death.

Zadokilgias has taken a stance that allows it to counter any attack from any direction at any time.
Anyone that takes the first strike will be countered back.

Against that, I take the aggressive stance.
If Zadokilgias showed a slightest opening, I'd crush its escape path with magic and cut it down right then and there.

Positioned right behind Zadokilgias, I've held the advantage.
However... Zadokilgias just won't show any opening.
Launching a simple attack here would get me countered to death.

A minute passed since this standoff began.
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"No reinforcement... huh."

Zadokilgias murmured once it confirmed all the evacuees had left the town's gate.
Now that there's no need to worry about potential ambushes from demon suppression unit mixed among the evacuees, I'm the only one left it needs to worry about.

It slowly turned toward me.
Without showing an opening in the slightest.

"I see. I considered you were but a mere child... What a huge mistake. I can't find an opening."

Zadokilgias stared at me as it said that.
Yet its glances were directed at my limbs, not eyes.
Not just to watch out for my move... But also to look for any slightest opening so it could immediately shift to attacking.

(...Glad Ruli and Alma aren't here.)

Zadokilgias's mana really is on the same level of an ordinary demon.
However... it's clear from this distance. This demon is simply on a whole other dimension.

Ruli and Alma would be instantly killed had they got close.
Even I would have lost my head the instance I relaxed my guard.

This situation will only wear down my nerves if it keeps going.
The townspeople have finished taking shelter.
Let's get right to the plan.

Zadokilgias had been waiting for the end of evacuation to dispel the possibility of an ambush.
However--Zadokilgias isn't the only one waiting for that moment.

So did I.
In order to allow Iris go wild without minding the surroundings.

"Iris, do it."

『I got you!』

Receiving my instruction, Iris soared up in the air.
Then she swooped down from the sky--and swung down her claw toward Zadokilgias with all her might.

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 17-47

17-47. Satou VS Demon God


Satou here. The phrase 'A cornered rat will bite a cat' is quite famous, but snatching victory is an entirely different matter than just snarling back. All the more against someone who just won't let their guard down--.

"--While sitting?"

Despite saying something like, "obliterate your very soul into oblivion impossible to get revived", Demon God keeps sitting down in his throne, doesn't look like he'll get up anytime soon.
The Dimensional Blade and Nihilistic Blade in both his hands are hanging loose too, his Impurities-encroached body must be in bad shape still.

Looks like waiting for a chance to remove his Impurities won't be a problem--.

The moment that carefree thought crossed my mind, I got pulled to right in front Demon God.

A hollow blade is fast approaching.


I managed to barely dodge it somehow, almost got my head parted from my neck there.

Still, my body feels heavy.

The sense of almightiness I experienced during my death feels like a long gone dream, my body won't respond well to me.
It's so heavy I'd like to have magnet coated.

"--How did you dodge that?"

Demon God asked, seemingly finding it hard to believe.

"Now that you have been deprived of your level and skills, you shouldn't have been able to."

Ah, this sluggishness is because my level has returned to 1 huh.

I dodged more of Demon God's erratic attacks by a hair's breadth once again.
I could have easily dodged these attacks if I were in my usual state.

I need to get closer to Demon God in order to cleanse his Impurities, but he would teleport me back right in front of me every time I attempted to go around him.
These teleportations appear to come from his Dimensional Blade, not magic nor Authority.

I probably would have died twice already had Demon God not in such a bad shape.

I glanced at the Log for a second.

This would have been exactly the moment I acquired new skills usually, but the Log shows absolutely nothing.


Due that action, the Nihilistic Blade is coming at right when I can't make an evasive maneuver.

I took Divine Sword out of Storage and blocked the Nihilistic Blade.
The blade dispersed the moment it touched Divine Sword before reforming back in Demon God's hand.
I was trying to take advantage of the time one of Demon God's troublesome weapons got destroyed, but it appeared to be meaningless.


Demon God spoke irritatingly.
Look like not even Demon God could overlook Divine Sword.

Right at that time, Map popped up in my vision.


A swarm of red dots are rushing toward Demon God's Castle at unbelievable speed on the Map.
I reflexively turned my attention there.

"Finally noticed huh."

Demon God snickered.

"Those are the prime elites granted with my Authorities I had dispatched to the borders of Realm of Gods."

Demon God projected a huge swarm of Demons in mid air.

On top of General and Avenger types, there's a lot of battleship and ghost ship type demons as well.
All of those demons are clad in black auras, apparently they've been defiled by the impurities.

More projections got displayed.

Projections of the girls.
Showing Zena-san's group mowing down demons outside our large spaceship, and Arisa's group fighting against female type demons in a hallway.

--Don't tell me.

"Stay where you are as you watch your girls get trampled upon."

Looks like Demon God is sending those prime elite units to the girls, not me.

"--I won't let you."
"The system has been shut down. What can you, stripped off your temporary powers, hope to accomplish."

The thing I can do--.

AR readings in my view.
There it is. The one thing I can do.

"--I sure can."

I operate my Menu.
An Icon I once turned off due to its severity.


Demon God put up a distorted smile.
A face I can't believe coming from a parallel world me.

His Impurities must be getting worse.

Zena and the girls are pointing at the sky in the projection.
It seems those prime elites have come into their view as well.

"--Now is time to begin the massacre."
"It sure is."

Demon God seemed to find my agreement perplexing, he muttered, "--What?"

"...It cannot be."

Thick purple clouds above those demons were torn apart, revealing a burning red meteor.
The amount of meteors quickly multiplies, raining down like a heavy downpour, annihilating prime elite demons.  The word 'massacre' truly fits the scene here.

"Even those granted with Absolute Magic Defense, Absolute Physical Defense, and Absolute Evasion Authorities are falling prey to those meteors?"

Well yeah, I mean it's the magic that destroyed the strongest Dragon God after all.
Of course, it'd win over anything.

"How were you able to conjure magic!"

Demon God glared at me.

"--No, wrong. That is no magic. I did not sense mana from you."

I took a quick glance at the Log next to the agape Demon God.

Unfortunately, my level stays at 1.
My Log is showing units I've eliminated, and yet my exp gauge isn't moving at all, nor I get any new skill.

"You mean to tell me that's an Authority!?"

Demon God arrived at the correct conclusion.
Yes, that was not a magic, but one of the [Meteor Shower] icons given as a support bonus for new players.

"You were using Dragon God's Authority?! Are you insane?!"

Demon God is weirdly surprised.

Apparently, Meteor Shower on my magic list and Meteor Shower icon are entirely different things.
Well, it's an attack prepared by Dragon God for the sake of defeating herself after all.

"However, using up your last resort for sentimental matters shall be your undoing."

Demon God got off his throne while staggering.

"Will you retain your ego if you get killed by the God Slaying Divine Sword, I wonder?"

His hand has gotten hold of Divine Sword before I knew it.

I see that his Thief God title isn't just for show.

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Demon God is getting serious.

A fast approaching black slash. I dodged by ducking. Another blade coming from my blind spot. I dived in to evade it. I saw Demon God grinning, looking down on me as I rolled. A harassing slash ran after the rolling me. Demon God is making light of me. However, that derision would surely birth a chance to turn the table on him.

Oh crap.

Demon God's attacks are getting faster little by little. Several of his attacks managed to scratch my body.
I can't use Unit Arrangement. I have to save it for reversal and for escape.

I desperately keep dodging.

"How are you able to keep dodging?"

Demon God murmured while not letting up with his attacks.

Now that he mentions it, I've gotten to the point that none of his attacks manages to hit me.
My body still feels as heavy as ever, yet I've gotten used to these heaviness and sluggishness. I still couldn't get any new skill, but I gradually recalled the sensation as I frantically dodged Demon God's attacks.

"Rapid Slash <<First Slicing>>."

I dodged Demon God's attack enshrouded in dark purple light.

That's right.

This is how you dodge.

I easily dodge Demon God's attacks as they get severer.
Looks like my body remembers even without skills.

"How could you manage to dodge Authority-clad attacks?"

Demon God sounded confused, but the speed of an attack doesn't really matter so long as you know where the attack is coming.
I think he should have used a Sure Hit-type Unique Skill here.


Thinking that seemed to be a bad move, I couldn't move my body all of a sudden.

This sensation, it's space magic.
Demon God seemed to have lost his temper and restrained my body with space magic.

If only this was a barrier, I could have easily broken through it.

The moment that thought came to my mind, the restrain binding my body came undone.
Is the mysterious barrier-nullifying power effective on space magic too, I wonder?

"Is that your Authority!?"

This time he shot out a paralyzing spell, and I managed to undo it as well.
I don't get how it works, but hey, so long it's handy.


This time he cast a wide-ranged attack.

Just when I thought, 'Oh crap', the approaching magic vanished right in front of my eyes.

"No respond from my mana? Is that another of your Authorities!?"

Demon God was surprised, but so was I.

Perhaps--I checked my Storage and confirmed Demon God's attack magic had been stowed inside.
Imagining to grab the magic when I thought, 'Oh crap', earlier was a correct decision.

I'm not confident enough to constantly pull it off though, so just having Demon God cease using magic attack is a huge relief.

Now then, time to launch a counteroffensive.


Demon God used space magic restraint together with a slash.

--Impossible to dodge.

Concluding that, I took out another of my trump cards.

"Divine Sword, blocked?"

Demon God's jet black Divine Sword got parried by a spear of the same color I held.
Unfortunately, the current me's strength cannot hope to match Demon God's. Eating that attack head on would have sent me flying to the wall in pieces.

"What manner of spear is that?"
"--My trump card, you see."

It's a spear made from my left arm which got defiled by Impurities when I tore [Demon God's Offshoot] off Heavenly Dragon back then.
I never gave it a name, so let's just call it Black Arm Spear.

I attacked the surprised Demon God with the Black Arm Spear, but my thrust got blocked by a seemingly permanent barrier he had on.

Even though Black Arm Spear could block Divine Sword, it lacks the power to harm Demon God it seems.

I dealt with Divine Sword and Nihilistic Blade's slashes by dodging and parrying with Black Arm Spear.
Space magic and Shadow magic would also randomly assault me at times, it's quite heavy.

Even one mistake would kill me at this rate.

This is bad.

As I dodged Divine Sword and parried Nihilistic Blade, transparent purple blades--Dragon Rendering Slashes came flying at me.

Three of them at that.

"--Pierce through!"

A white dragon spear I took from Storage pierced through the three transparent blades, bore through Demon God's barrier, and headed straight toward Demon God himself without losing momentum.
'Kishi, kishi, kishi' sounds echoed, transparent purple shields stopped the Dragon Spear's advance.

Looks like that's the original Divine Dancing Armor.

I didn't think it could stop Dragon Spear made of a dragon fang that [Pierces All]. I thought it would work since it did pierce through the Divine Dancing Armor protecting Demon God's Castle, but apparently the one Demon God has on himself is even sturdier.

"Dragon spear, is it--"

Demon God glared irritatingly at a white spear I held in my hand.

"--Will it reach me?"

Looks like he's aware of Dragon Spear's weaknesses.

Unlike the Black Arm Spear, Dragon Spear is fragile. Forget Divine Sword, I don't think it can even block a blow from Nihilistic Blade or Dragon Rendering Slash.
It's exclusively for attacking.

"I will make it happen."

With Black Arm Spear as my shield, and Dragon Spear as my lance, I challenge Demon God.

I've recalled the sensations of not just Evasion but also Spearsmanship and Foresight.

However, I'm not the sole ally of time.

Demon God is slowly moving better as time passes by.
He's still moving erratically, but at the rate it's going, he's going to be back on his feet earlier than me.

--I see.

I realized something.
Impurities overflowing out of Demon God are decreasing.

Those Impurities are going straight to the Divine Sword Demon God is holding. Impurities gnawing Demon God has been getting sucked into Divine Sword during our fight, improving Demon God's condition.

Demon God stopped moving and stared at Divine Sword.
Looks like he noticed too.

"It ate excess miasma huh. For this accursed God Slaying Sword to end up saving me..."

Accursed huh.

But I wonder why isn't he using Divine Sword's <<Perish>>?


With Black Arm Spear.

I blocked slashes from Nihilistic Blade that could damage even gods.


And even a downpour of Dragon Rendering Slashes that would annihilate dragons.


It even managed to block blows from the God Slaying Divine Sword.

However, bents and chips accumulate, eventually going over its limit.

'Bakin', Black Arm Spear broke into pieces along with that sound.

"Kukuku, Irregular. The spear protecting you is no more."

Demon God sneered.

So Divine Sword is still above it after all...

I'll eventually get pushed back at this rate.

And yet, it's far too early to run away.
By a fluke, Demon God's Impurities have been greatly reduced thanks to Divine Sword.

I could tear the remaining Impurities off Demon God if someone could just distract him for a bit.

"--How boorish."

Demon God turned his line of sight at the audience chamber's entrance.

The bulky door was blown away along with a roaring sound, a General demon fell on the ground.

『Demon God-sama, they have--』

General points at the door.

Looks like my reinforcement is here.

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Shinsetsu Nobu-san Isekai Ki Chapter 97

Chapter 97 Platinum Right Hand


Arriving at the site, Nobusada was greeted with a scene of a boy swinging a sword around like a madman and a girl shouting at him while frantically trying to dodge his assault. Another man of the same age who's probably their party member is lying on the ground, bleeding.

What is this pandemonium.

"Come back to your senses, please Afuro!!"


The expression behind the boy's steel helmet is that of a lunatic, not that of a sane man. Various liquid like drool and stuff are spilling out of his mouth.
Whoa, this isn't the time to to make a commentary. It's situation critical no matter how you look at it.


Even though the girl somehow managed to barely block the sword with her mace, her strength was just not enough against the boy. The blade is pushing closer to her body.

"Kuh aa, I can't"

Just when she was about to yield, a voice resounded out of the blue.

"Air Bind!!!"

A spell Nobusada cast bound the boy. The girl dropped her mace before falling down herself.

"Aah, I intruded in since things were looking bad there, or was it an unnecessary intervention?"

The girl had a face mixed with relief and wariness turned at Nobusada who called out to her with a nonchalant voice.

"N-no, you're a lifesaver. Thank you very much."

"But really, just what's going on here anyway. Mind filling me in? Oh wait, gotta go treat that person first."

"Ah, then let me..."

"Oh it's fine. All in a day's work. High Heal!"

"Eeeeeeeh, no way. High Heal, chantlessly!?"

The fallen boy's wounds closed up in a blink of an eye. His ghastly breathing that sounded like it would stop at any moment stabilized as well. The girl was relieved to see her friend saved even amidst her surprise at the stunt.

"All done. Are you hurt anywhere?"

"N-no, I'm fine. As for your question earlier, I don't have the answer to that either."


"Ah, excuse me. I haven't introduced myself. My name is Chein, I'm a priestess who serves upon Hadin-sama. The fighter lying over there is Brighton, and the restrained boy over there is our leader, Afuro. And then there's another party member, but she went missing..."

"Fumu fumu, ah, I'm Nobusada. A D-class adventurer for once."

The girl leaped up in surprise the moment she heard the name. Her line of sight toward Nobusada turned cautious.

"Eeh!? Um... Err... no, it's nothing."

"Ah, it's fine. I could hazard a guess. You probably won't believe it coming from me, but those nicknames have been nothing but trouble to me. Who even likes to be thought as a man who would indiscriminately assault girls."

"Err... I'm sorry."

The girl, Chein bowed apologetically.

"So, you see. We were walking on this floor to hunt monsters like always when a mage member of our party went missing all of a sudden, then just when we were about to look for her, Afuro turned out like that. Brighton was cut when he was trying to cover me, I was in frenzy afterward."

Fumu. I'm curious about that missing member, but this Afuro boy takes priority for now.
Discerning-sensei, your turn please.

Name: Afuro Ryei - Gender: Male - Age: 15 - Race: General Human
Class: Swordsman Lv18 - State: Cursed
Title: None

One-handed Sword Lv3 - Two-handed Sword Lv3 - Archery Lv2 - Intuition Lv2 - Evasion Lv2 - Escape Lv1 - Body Reinforcement Lv1 - Magic Resist Lv1 - Life Magic

Okay, he's a concerned party alright!
And what's up with this lump of talents!!
And it's another Curse!!!

To whom those successive quips are for anyway.
As I put my finger on my forehead, Afuro jolted.

A moment later, a jewel embedded on the grip of his sword shone.



Air Bind restraining the boy was erased, releasing the insane boy off.

"Tch, these father and son just go break my magic will ya!"

Nobusada got on guard while having a distant look in his eyes.


Afuro is swinging his sword once again while howling out.
The sword was swung down toward Nobusada... which got parried and sent to the ground.
Nobusada immediately elbowed a side of the blade, but instead of getting flicked away, the boy's hand got dislocated instead.
The sword is stuck in his hand? Is it the 『Unremovable Cursed Equipment』 type?

I was planning to try out some things at first, but I guess this isn't the time.


I directly put gravity around the touched blade. No matter how out of control he is, he surely can't swing it around now with this and his dislocated hand.

"Let me help undo your curse, it's gonna hurt a bit tho'. Clench your teeth!"

I recite a spell while holding my right hand with my left.

"Shine, palm of mine! Roar and break this curse!"

Light converges in Nobusada's right hand. Eventually a platinum-colored light dwells in that hand.



The unleashed palm slapped Afuro's left cheek with all its might. A mark from Nobusada's right hand on Afuro's left cheek turned into light. Then a change took place.

The light gradually wrapped around Afuro's whole body. Once it covered his whole body, the sword that was stuck so hard in his hand dropped down just like that. A will dwelt back in his then unfocused eyes, putting Nobusada in sight.

"That hurt, even Maman never hebua"


"Another slap!?"

"A great man once said this. When you got your left cheek slapped, offer your right cheek right away."


The two quipped back in harmony. Well aren't you a pair.
For now I cast Heal on his dislocated hand.
Ah, they're creating a space for their own universe. Yeah yeah, thanks for the treat.

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That aside, I confirm if the sword is really the source of problem.

Treasured Sword Core Minder
Quality: First Class - Enclosed Mana: 3/68
A treasured sword created by Craftsman Anaham. Negate magic the embedded jewel considers to bring harm to its wielder. This sword's grip is twice as long as a normal sword's grip, hence it can be used both as a one-handed or two-handed sword.
Blessings: 【Break Magic】【Lightening】

Temuro-san, that's some equipment you gave your son.
Break Magic must have broken Air Bind apart. Not sure if it could be used to remove a curse, but the user probably needs to will it.

The jewel embedded on the swords' grip is working correctly. However, a blue gem-like thing under the grip which looked like an ornament broke down into sand. No change besides that. Which means, that's the cause huh. I took a look at the leftover sand, it was just normal sand.

"Just what's going on anyway? This person just went and slapped me right when I came to."

"You don't remember? Afuro, you got cursed and cut Brighton down in your delirium. And then, me too, you were about to... That was when Nobusada-san here saved me and even undid your curse."

"I-I cut down Brighton!? And even Chein!?"

Afuro was shook. He took his helmet off and sat down on the ground. His emerged hair is exactly what it says on the tin... it's humongous.
That afro hair makes your serious expression completely go waste.

"Yes, do you feel any abnormality with your body? Any idea how it came to this?"

"The last thing I recall is the time I drew my sword. Oh right, I remember now. A voice filled up my head back then. Go murder, it said."

He looks clearly shaken. He must comprehend the gravity of his deed. If I hadn't happened to pass by, he might have slaughtered his own friends. But, I'm not done fishing for answers yet.

"Where did you get the gem below this grip?"

"Eh? I-I got that from Belchika the mage. It was a charm from a famous fortune teller she said."

Alright, guilty as charged.

"Girls! Capture the girl hiding behind that pillar over there!"

""""SIR, YES SIR~~""""

With Nobusada's signal, the three girls plus Tino-chan jumped out. Caught completely off guard, a girl in mage outfit hiding and watching us from behind a pillar got captured without any resistance. It's very obvious she's been peeking at us from a while ago. I didn't train in scouting for nothing.

"Why are you getting in my way! You even broke the gem fortune teller-sama granted me!"

Nobusada crouched down and threw questions to the girl who were being pressed against bare ground.

"Fortune teller? Did they incite you to do all this?"

"They didn't incite nothing! Fortune teller-sama only gave me an advice. My love will come true if I put this necklace on and let my beloved hold onto that gem."

Fumu? Looking closer, this girl is wearing a mismatched adult-looking necklace on her.

Rimoton Necklace
Quality: First Class - Enclosed Mana: 28/55
A magic tool furnished with a curse that induces the wearer to think like the caster wishes to. It ultimately only induces the wearer's thought process, however, those who fail to resist the curse will be under an illusion that they're doing the act on their own volition.

OH、NO! You're cursed too!
This smells like a giant pain in the rear. What now.

"A~ah, anyway, looks like she's been cursed too, gotta remove it first."

Hnn, I wouldn't want to slap a girl, and we have another actor acting behind the scenes and all, guess I'll just return the curse then.

"Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. Be ashamed of your deed and act, realize the error of your way!"

I converged mana in my palm and chanted. Consuming about 40,000 mana point. The surrounding area is shrouded thick in mana. Chein and Afuro were panicking over that.

"『Curse Return』!"

With the magic cast, a black sphere emerged over my palm.
The sphere floated toward the mage girl and sucked black mist-like thing out of her. It did the same to the necklace which then broke down into sand.
The curse absorbed by the sphere wasn't that of the girl, it must be identifying the spellcaster's mana for the last step of this spell. Now go! Go along with that ominous curse!

FUSHUN, the sphere vanished.
The Curse Return should work if everything goes well. Though folks who would do this kind of crimes are probably also prepared to deal with this.
The spell seemed to have worked, the girl looked around restlessly, ascertaining what she had done.

"Umm, they're heavy, help me please."

Oh, looks like she's come to her senses.

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Okami wa Nemuranai 14.4


"Lecan. Can we get back on topic?"

What's going on here.

That Eda asked Lecan to get back on topic.

Eda, that master of derailment.

Lecan sunk into silence due to the huge shock as Eda continued on.

"And then, in the end, Kanner-san said that opposing Zepus-san's disinheritance was a mistake, that the little brother should have been the heir instead, and that he bore the responsibility for failing to educate Zepus-san, after that, Lecan lopped off his, err..."

"His head huh."

Eda nodded.

Norma shut her eyes and contemplated for a while.

"Zepus-san would use polite speech whenever he spoke to me, but I could always sense contempt in his words. I guess that was it was all about."

No one answered her. It was a rhetoric question.

"I was awfully taken aback when I heard about Zepus-san's death, but I've calmed down now after talking about knights stuff with Lecan, curiously enough."

Norma suddenly stood up and bowed to Lecan and Eda.

"I beg for your forgiveness. You were put in danger because of me. Perpetrated by my mother's family at that. I understand it's not something an apology could settle, but I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me."

"Oh, oh no. It wasn't Norma-san's fault at all. We should be the one apologizing for killing Norma-san's cousin instead."

"We are in your debt. Nothing you have done warrants you to apologize. We'd like to keep studying under you if possible."

"I should be the one asking you two that. To tell you the truth, things have gotten a bit complicated."

Jinga stood up and left the room. He must have gone to deal with the clatter coming from a crowd formed at the waiting room and the entranceway.


"What is?"

"Err well, remember you two treated a few patients while you were here? That garnered an awfully good reception, causing a huge influx of people coming here to have a medical exam and people requesting house calls."


"You mean there's more emergency patients and injured people coming here?"

"No. Emergency cases aren't somethings that would suddenly spike up, and none would go out of their way to a medical center just because they had slight wounds or caught a cold. Most aren't about emergency cases. And you don't have to mind about the people coming here. We can just treat them during our opening hours. The problem is house calls."

"What's the problem with those?"

"We've gotten an upsurge in requests from patients who have only asked for house calls once or twice before, and from those who never requested one before. All of which suffer from chronic illnesses."

"I see. I got it."

"I don't get it all."

"Simply put, patients who didn't see immediate results from my house calls or those who couldn't be cured at other medical practitioners are now asking for our house calls."

"Fumu. Is it okay for us to treat those people."

"Eh? Is there anything wrong with treating people who need treatment?"

"That's the problem Lecan. There'd be no end to it if we did, and it would hinder the operation of my medical center. As such, I've decided to ask for five silver coins for every <Recovery> spell cast by Lecan and Eda."

"I see."

"Eeeh? Pricey. That's too pricey.

"Eda. Five silver coins are nothing for <Recovery> by the two of you. Besides, five silver coins for a cast is the lowest fee the temple here asks, asking for any lower than that could potentially invite trouble."

"I heard medical practitioners' <Recovery> are cheaper though."

"That's only true for practitioners who can only use a very weak <Recovery>."

"I shall abide by your stance."

"Then, then, I'll comply too."

"Thank you."

"However, you will have two out of those five silver coins."

"Eeh. No, I can't do that."

"We are technically learning how to use <Recovery> from you, using it on a patient is like a kind of field study. The students can't be the only side getting rewarded."

"I see. In that case, I'll gratefully accept. By the way, Lecan. Are you fine with Eda casting <Recovery>?"

"Telling this girl not to use <Recovery> is akin to tell her not to sympathize with others, which is impossible. Hence, we should let her do it under our watchful eyes."

"I see. Okay. Then we need to teach Eda how to distinguish between <Recovery> and <Purification>."

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"Have you ever recited <Purification> spell before?"

"I-I never ssu."

"Okay then, let's have a test here. Take your wand out and cast <Purification>."


Eda took her wand and turned at Lecan.

"Lecan. Crouch down."


Lecan crouched down, Eda pointed her wand at his left eye. She focused her mind and distinctly recited the spell name.


A gentle blue light lit up on her wand and swelled out greatly before wrapping up Lecan's head.

"Ooh. What a huge <Purification>..."

Lecan experienced an unprecedented sense of ease.

It feels more like being soaked in viscous oil than a light. That oil soaked deep into him. The wrapping light softly breaks into small pieces, melting down unpleasant things and every bad objects that hinders his bodily functions. And then, then yet unknown energy and bliss spring up from deep within his body.

Even after the blissful light had vanished, its lingering wave appeased Lecan's inside for a while.

"This is amazing. I didn't realize it would be to this degree. I can sort of understand how people get addicted to having <Purification> cast on them now."

"No no, Lecan. I don't believe you could comprehend just how it feels to the elderly. As well as their emotion when they receive <Purification>."


"Lecan, I'm sorry."


"I couldn't heal your left eye."

"This is incurable. I would need a <God Cure> if I wanted it healed, or so said Shira."

"Lecan. Lemme take a quick look."

Norma enveloped her wand with her mana and examined Lecan's left eye.

"It gives no reaction of being damaged or aberrant. Your body has completely accepted the state of not having left eye."

"Is it because of <Overwritten> phenomenon?"

"I think this is a different case. But I have no idea how couldn't that <Purification> earlier heal your eye either. Eda, try to cast <Recovery> this time. I believe you've got a grasp on what <Purification> is like, so try to keep this <Recovery> from turning into <Purification>."

"I'll give it a try."

Eda carefully kneaded her mana.


A green light wrapped Lecan's head.

A mild delightful warmth soaked into Lecan.

"It's not healing after all."

"Norma-sama. It has been quite some time since our opening hour."

"Ah, whoops. Lecan. Eda. We're heading to the treatment room."

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