Manowa 285

Chapter 285 - Let's Defeat the Skeletons


As the Adamant Skull Ashuras rushed to retreat due to Devil King's Intimidation, the first to jump out were Yuuko-nee and Jinrai. Jinrai possessed a discerning eye for such chances.

The next was Kazane's summoned Berserk Ogre's kamikaze attack, and Kazane also ran after him.

Naoki and Lyle would work together with Tatsuyoshi-kuns Dragoon and Normal to protect Tiara and Louise. With their strength, proactively engaging the Adamant Skull Ashuras was still dangerous. However, both had reached the level of being able to deal with them as long as they limited themselves to staying defensive.

Then Tiara summoned her Flame Power and Louise used the summoning technique『Lightning Sphere』she obtained at the Vordo Ruins. Then the ball of lightning and the Flame Power flew towards the Adamant Skull Ashuras together.


Facing them were 34 Adamant Skull Ashuras. While there were many obstacles around, they were in the open, unlike the Vordo Ruins, so it was much easier to move around, and there wasn't the risk of being caught between a dead end and a large number of Adamant Skull Ashuras. Also, since they were battling from the front instead of being surprise attacked, there was no reason for them to fall behind. Above all, the『monsters』in front of them were different from ones in the ruins.


「Nnーit's a big catch.」

「It's hard to believe this many were concealed.」

Jinrai replied to Kazane's words with a look of amazement.

「But these Skeletons have Cores.」

「These ones seem to be stand-alone types. The Cores are also probably good material, but life is the most important thing, so let's destroy them without worrying about it.」

Kazane said while the combination of her and the Berserk Ogre defeated the Adamant Skull Ashuras in perfect synchronization thanks to『Information Link』. Jinrai was watching them with wide eyes.

(Their combination fighting is entirely like they are a single creature. Good grief, she's always full of surprises.)

While he grumbled in his mind, Jinrai's blood was boiling. When such a thing was displayed in front of him, he couldn't help but feel enthusiastic.


「Let's do it too, Yuuko-nee!!」

「Unyaaaa!」


With her rivalry towards the Berserk Ogre fired up, Yuuko-nee also responded to Jinrai's words by increasing her top speed. There was a pair of war demons there. And they accelerated.

And that wasn't the only battlefield.

At a site slightly separated from the place where Kazane's group was fighting, intense lightning was being released and blowing away the skeletons.


「Amazing……」

Tiara raised her voice in admiration as she looked at the scene through her Flame Power. The summoning spell『Lightning Sphere』simply gathered high-density Lightning energy in one place. The consumable summoned being lacked any will of its own, and it would continue to fight according to the caster's instructions until its magical power ran out.

「Hmm. It's highly versatile, but it's like trying to control a runaway horse.」

Louise, who was controlling the Lightning Sphere next to Tiara, said that with a frown. It was certainly powerful. Its appearance could be changed as much as she wanted, and it could do various attacks, but controlling it took a great deal of mental power.

「Well, it's a Last Chapter Grimoire class spell, so is that just how it is?」

While saying that, Louise changed the Lightning Sphere into a spear shape and had it charge an Adamant Skull Ashura. And when the Adamant Skull Ashura's posture was destroyed due to the attack, the Flame Power pierced its Core with its flame lance.

It was the birth of another teacher and student battle combination in the White Party. As they fought, Louise mastered how to skillfully use the Lightning Sphere.

She changed it into a spear and had it kamikaze attack, split it into pieces to get behind enemies, changed it into an arrow and pierced them, had it coil around the enemies to shock them and stop their movements, changed it into a shield when the Adamant Skull Ashuras attacked the Flame Power, and when the enemies showed a momentary gap, she compressed it into a needle and pierced their Cores. Exactly as Kazane said, it was certainly a powerful summoning technique.


「In short, it feels the same as handling my Water Spirit.」


The White Party had too many members with high offensive power, so there hadn't been any particular chances for Louise to use her summoned Water Spirit recently. It was a highly versatile summoned being that could be freely transformed and used for both offense and defense, and it could also speed up recovery by entering a wound and controlling blood flow, but it seemed handling the Lightning Sphere was similar to it.

「That's amazing, Louise-san.」

Tiara was in high spirits beside her.

(Well, it's useful, but it's tiring. Using Thunderstorm is easier.)

The amount of Magic Power consumed was also high, but that could be supplemented with the blue square crystal『Azure Sky Coffin』she obtained in the ruins. Although it was a lower ranking Item than the Crimson Saint coffin, it added +150 Magic Power. That was equivalent to the amount possessed by the average magician; in other words, Louise's Magic Power had nearly doubled. So while Magic Power wasn't a problem in particular, the consumption of mental power was considerable. However, while Louise wasn't a prodigy who could handle 10 summons in parallel like Tiara, she'd had a long career. She had the ability to handle the『Lightning Sphere』alone.

(Well, I've obtained it, so it can't be helped. I can't take it easy anymore.)

「Tiara, let's decide our combination.」

「Yes!」

Then flame and lightning danced across the battlefield.



「Wow, that's flashy.」

「Don't stand there admiring, fight. Damn it!」

Naoki was watching Louise's『Lightning Sphere』with admiration, and Lyle at his side reprimanded him. There were two Adamant Skull Ashuras in front of them. Together with Tatsuyoshi-kuns Dragoon and Normal, they were currently keeping them in check.

And behind Naoki's group, Tiara and Louise were being protected by the Hippo-kuns. Naoki's group was currently fulfilling their role of protecting the rear guard from any Adamant Skull Ashuras that slipped through the front line.

「I know already. I won't let them lay a single finger on Tiara and Louise-san.」

Naoki replied while wielding the magic blade coming out of his magic sword.


「Tch, nuisance!」


When an Adamant Skull Ashura tried to draw even closer to Lyle, he raised his left hand, which wasn't holding his spear. There was a loud boom as the Adamant Skull Ashura staggered.


「Naoki!」

「Got it!」


With the Adamant Skull Ashura's defensive gap, Naoki fired the light attack『Sevens Ray』with his Crystal Dragon magic sword. That attack was slightly overkill against a single Adamant Skull Ashura, but for reliably crushing them, Naoki didn't have the leeway to be frugal with his power.


「One down! Ah, I leveled up?」


Naoki's level rose from 33 to 34. The reason he was lower than his older sister even though he had been in this world for three years was likely due to the difference in quality and quantity of enemies he had been fighting.

Though if he were an ordinary adventurer, that wouldn't really be a problem. Naoki had been proactively taking Quests, so it wasn't like he had been neglectful. However, in the current situation where the quality of enemies was higher, he couldn't be complacent.

「Lyle. The shield medal you got from Aneki is quite useful, isn't it?」

Naoki asked Lyle about the『Echo Shield Medal』, which he had used just before to destroy the posture of the Adamant Skull Ashura. Lyle had copied the way Kazane used her Material Shield and used the shield medal's power to stop the movements of the Adamant Skull Ashura.

「Yep. Its utility is better than I thought. Your older sister is a generous person.」

「Right? But I'll kill you if you make a move on Aneki.」

「Hahaha, I'd never.」

Lyle responded with a dry laugh. Perhaps due to being blinded by love, it seemed Emily still thought Naoki only had normal sibling feelings for his older sister, but for Naoki, every man who approached his sister was an enemy, and Lyle was a man. And as might be expected, with the serious murderous intent that was repeatedly directed at him, Lyle couldn't help but notice. The man in front of him was a severe Siscon.

(Emily and Tiara have it rough. The other party is like this.)

So thinking, Lyle headed for the other Adamant Skull Ashura, who was being restrained by the Tatsuyoshi-kuns.

Incidentally, even though Lyle understood Naoki's behavior, he didn't hold back on getting friendly with Kazane. Lyle didn't have a single speck of romantic feelings for Kazane, but they got along strangely well. If anything, it was more like a friendship between fellow boys, and no matter what Naoki thought about it, there was nothing for Lyle to feel guilty about, and he didn't plan on changing his behavior.


Anyway, the battle proceeded favorably for the White Party.

It seemed some Adamant Skull Ashuras from other sections also came, but there weren't surprise attacks nor avalanche-like numbers like the Vordo Ruins. Even if the battle itself was severe for Naoki and Lyle, there were few factors that would lead to them losing.


However, the main force hadn't appeared yet.

Even after the end of the battle, the machine dragon Morphia told them about didn't appear.

Kazane thought it was probably in another section, and with the cleaning up of the enemies near the entrance finished for now, she thought they should start searching the area, but...


(...『Six-sword Style』, it says...)


Kazane was groaning at the newly added Skill in her Skill Window. The Adamant Skull Ashuras they defeated this time were stand-alone types that had Cores, and since that meant they were monsters, she obtained a Skill this time. And the Skill she got was『Six-sword Style』. Naturally, since Kazane only had two arms, it was a Skill she couldn't use.



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』『Six-sword Style』



Yumika:「Could this be a flag for becoming an Ashura?」

Kazane:「As you'd expect, having six arms would be a little...」

Yumika:「Wouldn't you become able to use a perfect Kazane Buster?」

Kazane:「As you'd expect, that technique is a little...」

Comments

  1. Maybe that six-sword style skill would be usable if she got magic hand skill.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter.

    Is Kazane maybe going to become some kind of shapeshifter at this rate.

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  3. What level is the evolution, I forgot

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  4. What level is the evolution, I forgot

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