Manowa 284

Chapter 284 - Let's Stare

Kazane and the others defeated Dragon Eaters in Iskanil Forest as they advanced, and it took three days for them to reach Dragonil Shipyard from Angelite City. It took longer than expected due to collecting the materials of the Dragon Eaters.

In any case, Kazane and the others arrived at Dragonil Shipyard. In the past, it continuously created Dragon Boats and was said to be a sacred place. But now, that former shipyard was a place that was only filled with ruined buildings and discarded Dragon Boats.

According to Morphia, the main part of the Dragon Boat production line was destroyed during the Great War 1000 years ago, and even the maintenance functions were lost due to the devil attack 700 years ago.

As a result, it seemed that broken down Dragon Bats continued to be sent here, but they couldn't be repaired, so a large number of broken Dragon Boats were discarded and abandoned in this place.

Until the name Elsta's Floating Kingdom became widespread, this floating island was called the Dragon's Graveyard, and this abandoned shipyard was the origin of that name.

◎ Floating Island, In Front of Dragonil Shipyard, Early Morning

「Fuu, we've finally arrived.」

Kazane said while stretching just before the shipyard.

「Well, since we've been doing nothing but constantly collecting materials until yesterday.」

「Even resting for a day didn't cure my fatigue.」

Naoki and Tiara said. After all, until yesterday, they had been endlessly walking and collecting Dragon Eater materials. Moreover, since the parasitized Wyverns were also part of the dragon species, their materials were quite valuable, with many parts that could be used. And diligently collecting materials from defeated monsters as long as it wasn't an urgent situation was a fundamental part of being an adventurer.

「37 in total, or if the parasitized Wyverns and the like are counted separately, 74? Jinrai-kun was the only one defeating them, but that's a huge number.」

Jinrai frowned at Louise's words.

「Even if you say I defeated them, that can't be called fighting. Furthermore, since I had to collect materials as well, it was needlessly abundant work.」

『You've become young again, so doing that much is fine.』

After Mefirus spoke, Jinrai frowned even further as he surveyed the surroundings.

「So then, Kazane, is this the shipyard? It looks like no one has entered for an extremely long time.」

「That's right. It seems people haven't entered for several hundred years.」

Kazane and the others had heard about this shipyard from Morphia before coming. It seemed this shipyard had guardians like the Vordo Ruins, and after the Sky Emperor's Tower was cut off 700 years ago, those guardians have rampaged and attacked anyone who approached. As a result, the Birdmen also stopped visiting here, and hundreds of years had passed.

「I'm roughly examining the area with Remote Viewing, but I can't find any monsters.」

「Same here.」

Naoki agreed after Kazane spoke. By using his『Sense』Skill together with the『Remote Viewing』Skill from his Distant View Necklace, it seemed Naoki could investigate more precisely than Kazane.

「Then what shall we do?」

「Let's explore for now. It seems the enemies are Adamant Skull Ashuras and a huge machine dragon.」

Kazane thought that the six-armed skeleton guardians they heard about from Morphia were probably Adamant Skull Ashuras. However, she never saw the mechanical dragon inside the game. It seemed to be a snake-like Oriental dragon type, but Kazane had no memory of it.

In any case, since she hadn't seen it before, it couldn't be helped. While vigilant of the surroundings, Kazane and the others entered the shipyard. And what Kazane and the others witnessed there were ancient shipyard buildings made of stone and the tragic wreckages of Dragon Boats.

◎ Floating Island, Dragonil Shipyard

「Well then, Butler No. 13-san told us to obtain Power Orbs by destroying the Dragon Boats or something like that, but...」

As they entered the shipyard, Kazane muttered that as she looked at the discarded Dragon Boats of various sizes.

Exactly like Kazane said, Butler No. 13 had told them that with a light feeling. In the first place, they were robots. It seemed they basically had no interests other than their own roles. For example, if the island were going to break tomorrow, they would simply fulfill their roles without really caring about the fact that the Birdmen would be destroyed, Hyvern would be in danger, and that they themselves would be destroyed and lose their duties. That was the same when Kazane's group visited; it seemed he'd only had the light thought of requesting assistance for repairs.

(Well, I suppose their feelings are different from ours.)

Kazane thought as she looked around.

「This atmosphere feels like something's going to appear, huh.」

「Like what?」

Tiara walking with her tilted her head.

「Nn, a ghost or something like that?」

Nowadays, it was a world where even ghosts appeared normally. (After all, there are zombies, so maybe not being very scared is something that can't be helped?) Kazane thought as she replied to Tiara.

「I'll purify any evil spirits or the like with my flame in an instant.」

Tiara tightly clenched her fist as she replied to Kazane's words. With the recent active role of her Flame Power, Tiara had become a little belligerent.

「Yeah. If they come out.」

Kazane so replied to the eager Tiara while thinking (she's quite enthusiastic). Being too eager and putting in fruitless effort would also be troubling, but Tiara controlled summoned knights that could practicably use kamikaze attacks, so Kazane thought having excessive energy was better than being half-hearted.

「At any rate, there are a lot of Dragon Boats. Even though there are only a few currently operating in the continent. But do they really have Power Orbs inside? Normally they would have been taken out already, right?」

After Lyle spoke, Kazane prefaced her reply by saying「Well, whether there are or not, we have no choice but to search, but...」

「It seems that after the guardians started rampaging, people who entered here would be immediately attacked after coming out of a ship. I was told that most visitors were killed like that, and almost all of the people who did manage to escape decided to never come back.」

After Kazane spoke, all members except Jinrai had「Yikes」expressions. That meant they were also in danger.

「But we haven't found those guardians anywhere.」

Kazane looked around with a frown. Kazane was once attacked by an Adamant Skull Ashura at the Vordo Ruins. Being cautious was something that couldn't be helped.

「They're probably watching for an unguarded moment. I have a hunch that they'll stab us from behind the moment we approach a Dragon Boat. If those Adamant Skull Ashuras are the guardians, it also wouldn't be strange if they kept their bones separated and hidden in the spaces between Dragon Boats and any crevices.」

「That's right, huh. As might be expected, dealing with sudden surprises in such a disordered place would be difficult.」

Kazane sighed after Jinrai's words. Neither Kazane's『Intuition』nor『Dog's Sense of Smell』worked against Adamant Skull Ashuras. And even『Alarm』didn't react if the enemy wasn't moving.

「It's a bit forcible, but I guess we have no choice but to lure them out all at once?」

「You have a means to do so?」

「Yeah. Just a second.」

So saying to Jinrai, Kazane used her『Information Link』Skill to connect with everyone's consciousnesses. Then she took out the Mask of the Supreme Ruler she obtained from the Vordo Ruins.

「Aneki, what is that?」

「It's the『Mask of the Supreme Ruler』I got in the Vordo Ruins. It's a transformation item that clads the wearer with the presence of a ruler.」

While saying that, Kazane showed it to Naoki. The surface of the mask gave off a golden glow, and the mold looked like a ruler while also looking like a demon. Naoki thought it resembled an Enma mask.

「I'll try to frighten and drive them out. Prepare for battle!」

So saying, Kazane put on the mask, and flowing bright red hair came out. That red looked just like flame, and at the same time, Kazane's presence turned into something overwhelming.

「So then, I'll bring them into the open. Skill・Devil King's Intimidation!」

The surrounding atmosphere changed due to the activation of Kazane's Skill.

It was the『Devil King's Intimidation』Skill activated at full power. It was a serious Devil King's Intimidation filled with Kazane's will to destroy her enemies and further enhanced by her ruler's presence.

The consciousnesses of the members of the White Party escaped interference thanks to being synchronized with Kazane through『Information Link』, but even if their minds were protected, their bodies exposed to the open air could feel the stinging shock.

That intimidation reached the supernatural range, interfered with the physical domain, and painted over the world's laws.

Heavy pressure pressed against the ground, creating a crater around the ringleader Kazane and cracks spreading out from it. Furthermore, the air vibrated and created a shock wave, destroying the surroundings and creating a tornado that sucked up rubble. The birds in the forest outside the entrance simultaneously took off, and the animals and monsters inside the forest began letting out cries like they had gone mad. They were warnings. They continued howling that a huge overwhelming existence was there.

In that chaos, there were existences that were even more strongly influenced.

Hidden in the gaps between the wreckages of the Dragon Boats, they were waiting for their prey to come. They were waiting so that they could stealthily stab them in the back and kill them. However, even they probably understood instantly. Even they, who should have had basically no will of their own, moved with a sense of crisis under the intimidation that interfered with the world.

There were more than 30 Adamant Skull Ashuras. They simultaneously crawled out of the crevices and fled. They rushed to get away from that overwhelming something in front of them.

Kazane smiled when she saw that. The girl was delighted that she was able to bring them into the open as planned.

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』『Living Armor』『Alarm』

Kazane:「By the way, Intimidation abilities are like raising the nervousness caused by glaring at someone to the limit, so if the enemy knows that an adorable, cute, weak girl that looks like a preteen like me is using it, it's difficult to affect them.」


Kazane:「Conversely, it's very effective against opponents who misunderstand that I'm a scary person because of bad rumors or think that they can't win against me due to their hearts being broken. Also, it's easy to affect someone if there's a large difference in ability, and it's hard to affect someone with a strong spirit like Jinrai-san.」

Yumika:「Heh, heh, heh」

Kazane:「Eh, are you not interested in participating, Yumika?」

Yumika:「I'm on standby, aren't I? Well, I'm flirting with Tatsuo, so please don't mind me and continue searching.」



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