Manowa 266

Chapter 266 - Let's Show the Devil King's Power

「Let me do it. Please, once is fine. Let me do it.」

When Yumika returned from Regen's Big Tree, she saw her master doing a dogeza and begging her best friend to let him do it once. This is awful... Louise said from behind her. As might be expected, Louise couldn't pardon Jinrai's appearance. Kazane was groaning over her reply to Jinrai's dogeza, and until she understood the meaning of Yumika and the other's reaction and corrected it, a drawing away mood hung over them.

Five minutes later...

「A match with Sieg?」

Thanks to Kazane's frantic explanation, Yumika had finally recovered from the shock and so inquired. She was told that Jinrai had been requesting a one-on-one match with Kazane's Heroic Spirit Sieg while doing a dogeza since some time ago. But Jinrai had consumed considerable dogeza power in recent months, so the effectiveness was already diminishing. A true dogeza was supposed to be the deciding blow when it really counted, but due to excessive use, Jinrai's dogeza had become third rate.

「Mmm, I can only summon my Heroic Spirit once every ten days. If anything happens during that time, it will be trouble, so I don't really want to take him out.」

In the worst case, she could summon her second character, but Kazane didn't want to take it out for various reasons. She wanted to seal her black history forever.

「Please. Only once is fine. Please let me do it.」

Jinrai restarted dogeza mode and entreated Kazane. Kazane pondered once again and finally accepted on the condition that it would only happen when it seemed like there wouldn't be any problems.

Jinrai routinely saved them, and there was also the fact that he had handed over the『Dairokuten Maou's Blood Gem』. Kazane eventually gave in.

And with the return of Yumika and the others, they had finally completed everything.

According to Yumika's report, the only things remaining under Regen's Big Tree were the leftover bones from the Griffons eaten by the Odunobunagas and the bones of prey eaten by the Griffons. Fortunately, it seemed no human figures appeared among the bones.

The degree of difficulty had considerably changed from how it was supposed to be originally, but the Griffon subjugation had been completed, and Kazane and the others decided to return to Sorae Village once.

When Kazane and the others returned to Sorae Village, they stayed that day and night at the inn before once again heading in the direction of Regen's Forest the next day to head to the floating island.

Jinrai's older sister, Chloe, had apparently left the village earlier than Kazane and her companions to contact the Adventurers Guild about this time's affair.

◎ Hyvern Dukedom, Sky Highway, Inside the Carriage

「Man, that was a bit of a whoopsie this morning, huh.」

After Kazane spoke, Emily retorted「There's no bit about it!」

「No, seriously, let's choose the right time and place. That Skill...」

Yumika also had a stiff expression. Even Tatsuo said『I was scared of Mother』fearfully. Jinrai had also instinctively judged to「Kill before he was killed」and had nearly attacked Kazane.

It was during special training that morning.

While Kazane was practicing the two-sword style against Naoki in Devil King Kazanerian mode, she had used the『Devil King's Intimidation』Skill she obtained from the King Odanobunaga.

Originally, this『Devil King's Intimidation』Skill wasn't the King's Skill, but Dairokuten Maou Odanobunaga's Skill. It embodied the terror of a genuine Devil King; it had an instant death effect on those with weak hearts, and it applied tremendous pressure over a wide range. And since it had used the settings from her『Fabricated Coercion』Skill, Kazane had activated it at full throttle.

As a result, Naoki facing her had fallen on his backside from fear. Jinrai and Yumika, who had high fighting strength, had prepared for battle, and the other members had backed off in fear. A few leaked a little.

There had been noisy flapping as all the birds perching in the surrounding trees had flown away at once. When they returned to the village, the villagers were making an uproar over worries that monsters from the Dark Forest had come to attack. Cows were mooing, cats were meowing, and Mirua glared at Yumika, who became teary-eyed at the confusion.

For some reason, black clouds came from a distance and thunder reverberated, so it seemed it also had the power to control weather. That might have simply been a coincidence.

In the midst of the noisy annoyances, Kazane and the others had decided to flee from the village. No, they were simply leaving as planned, but they felt like fugitives.

「Well, it was good that I activated the Skill when there were only a few people around. If I had activated it in a place like Deer South, it would have been dangerous in various ways. Since the Skill setting has been turned down to Fabricated Coercion's level, it will be fine from now on.」

Yumika and the others shuddered when they thought about what would happen if that were activated in an area with many people. There was no doubt that a situation that could be called a catastrophe would occur.

By the way, along with the『Devil King's Intimidation』Skill, she had obtained the Skills『Boost』『High Dash』『Monkey's Strong Arm』『Two-sword Style』and『Boobies Plus』, which were all quite useful, beyond one exception.

『Boost』used the power of Wind to launch the user, and『High Dash』ran faster than Dash while also enabling tight turns.『Monkey's Strong Arm』gave literal superhuman strength, and it seemed that it particularly enhanced her grip strength.『Two-sword Style』gave her the ability to handle rank B class two-sword swordsmanship. Also,『Boobies Plus』is inconsequential, so it will be omitted. Kazane wanted to overwrite it as soon as possible. If her double breasts were seen, and someone said to her『Eh, were you stung by a mosquito?』, Kazane wasn't confident she could leave that person alive. Even if they were words with good intentions, even if they were words from a close friend. Specifically, even if they were Yumika's words.

「If that happened, I would have no choice but to kill Yumika.」

「Why am I going to be killed!?」

Yumika shuddered at the sudden advance notice of murder from her best friend. Occasionally blurting out what she was thinking was Kazane's bad habit.

「Ah, sorry. Even if it wasn't Yumika, I would have no choice but to kill them.」

It seems that she's indiscriminate... they all thought, and the other members shuddered like Yumika. Well, this wasn't the first time Kazane had blurted out nonsense, so the moment immediately passed. It's questionable whether that's a good thing, but in any case, the carriage continued advancing.

And just before the floating island, or in other words, just before the Dark Forest, the carriage stopped. The Sky Highway Kazane and the others were traveling on didn't go any further south; it wrapped around the perimeter of the Dark Forest instead. Therefore, this place was the closest they could get to the floating island on the highway.

「At last?」

Jinrai seemed deeply moved as he looked at the scenery in front of him. The floating island『Elsta's Floating Kingdom』was right in front of him. It was the place Jinrai had longed for since his childhood. No, not just Jinrai. That was also the case with Louise, Mefirus, Lyle, Emily, and even Tiara. This『White Party』would be setting foot there. There was no way they wouldn't be deeply moved.

「Oーk, storage is complete.」

Behind the party, Kazane finished storing Hippomaru-kun, Hippo-kuns High and Clear, and Tatsuyoshi-kuns Dragoon and Normal in one of her Item Box's large storage spaces.

This large storage space could store several things together, like including the furniture with the Cottage. However, it had the troublesome specification that everything that was stored together would be taken out together. Choosing a specific stored item to unload wasn't possible.

Kazane used her Item Box for items that would often be taken out and the Mysterious Warehouse for materials and the like. By the way, for some reason, items inside the Item Box spoiled normally. It seemed like something terrible would happen if she left something like an onigiri in there for a few months.

As an aside, in the past, a girl put onigiri in her bag before summer vacation, then forgot about it and left it alone. On the morning of the second semester's opening ceremony, she dumped out her bag and discovered a very unpleasant situation, and the bag had become unusable. It wounded the girl's heart deeply, and she no longer left oranges in her desk.

It was an abominable memory from an ancient time. That tragedy must not be repeated. Kazane had the power to learn from the mistakes of the past and avoid tragedy.

Anyway, everything unnecessary was put away, and now only her companions and the Thunder Chariot remained.

「Ummm, Kazane's going to carry us in this, right?」

Yumika asked while looking at the Thunder Chariot with an uneasy expression. The Thunder Chariot had evolved during the Dragon Bear subjugation, so it was bigger and could seat eight instead of six. Kazane carefreely replied to Yumika's words

「Well, you could say that I'll be carrying it, but if I had to say, it's not with physical strength, but with magic.」

As a matter of fact, a dragon's ability to fly in the sky wasn't due solely to the power of the wings on their back. The magic Wind's Divine Protection worked to allow their huge bodies to fly.

That was also the case with the Dragonized Kazane, and she was told that the Thunder Chariot would receive Wind's Divine Protection if she held it in her arms while Dragonized, allowing her to fly with it.

Then everyone boarded the carriage, and when Kazane used her Dragonization Skill, a blue dragon glittering with rainbow light appeared there.

Since the Skill was now Lv2, her Dragonized body had a total length of more than 7 meters. She grabbed the carriage with that figure, spread her wings, then sprang up into the sky.

Name: Yuihama Kazane

Occupation: Summoning Fighter

Title: Ogre Killer, Dragon Slayer, High Beast Summoner, Rea King

Equipment: Staff 『White Blaze』, Two Handed Sword『Black Fang』, Draghorn Tonfa x2, Dragonscale Breastplate, Drake Gauntlets, Silver Sheep Clothes, Sylphyn Skirt, Plasma Pants, Dragon Eating Ogre King's Greaves, Indestructible Cloak, Mysterious Pouch, Crimson Saint Coffin, Heroic Spirit Summoning Ring, Circlet of Wisdom, Aim Bracelet, Magic Accumulator, White Magic Accumulator, Rainbow Necklace, Rainbow Dragon Ring

Level : 36

Health: 145

Magic Power: 304+420

Strength: 67+20

Agility: 71+14

Endurance: 38

Wisdom : 72

Dexterity : 47

Spell : 『Fly』『Torch』『Fire』『Heal』『Firestorm』『Healer Ray』『High Heal』『Golden Dusk「Dragon Exclusive」』『Mirror Shield』

Skill : 『Kick Devil』『Warrior's Memory: Lv2』『Night Vision』『Crushing Blow』『Dog's Sense of Smell: Lv2』『Golem Maker: Lv3』『Rush』『Fire Principle: Third Chapter』『Healing Principle: Fourth Chapter』『Air Jump: Lv2』『Killing Leg: Lv3』『Fear Voice』『Invisible』『Tiger Eye』『Wall Walking』『Intuition』『Cheat Death』『Nimble』『Charge』『Material Shield: Lv2』『Information Link: Lv2』『Optical Camouflage』『High Dash』『Bloodsucking Blade』『Dragonization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Regenerate』『Soul Breaking Blade』『Stealthy Hand Placement』『Thunder Chariot: Lv2』『Sturdier Teeth: Lv2「Dragon」』『Crystallization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Devil King's Intimidation』『Stone Minotaur: Lv2』『Mega Beam: Lv2』『Space Expansion』『Pseudo-Silver Creation』『Poison Claw』『Fireball「Dragon」』『Cuticle「Dragon」』『Arms Creation: Black Flame』『Ingredient Connoisseur』『Dragon Pheromone「Dragon」』『Boost』『Monkey's Strong Arm』『Two-sword Style』『Boobies Plus』

Kazane:「I can fly!」

Yumika:「You can fly!」


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