Chapter 38 : Revenge
「I-IMPOSSIBLE! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT RIDICULOUS ATTACK! ? Wait a minute, that form, and those skills………….. I see, an elemental cat huh! ………. Damn it, to think that kind of troublesome creature was also included in their group! ! 」
In the inner part of the historic ruin, the youth of the demon race cursed at the intruders.
He spent a really long time to gather those werewolves for the sake of his plan, and yet, them being slaughtered in one go is something beyond his expectations.
And then, he noticed.
Is Tama who used such powerful skill truly an elemental cat?
「Nay, the true form of that cat is a trivial matter right now. The main point is how to get rid of him. In that case, I guess I shall release those guys and head out to the battlefield myself………」
The demon race youth is heading out.
While controlling his mana.
All is for the sake of awakening certain monsters who slept in the depths of this ruin――
「Nya~ that surprised meow! 」
「Absolutely! I never knew that Tama-chan has that kind of skill」
「Elemental Cat……….. Another interesting creature………. Right」
Vulcan, Marietta, Cedric and others are giving their impressions.
Tama is showing a prideful expression from between Aria’s melons.
「I’m surprised too. I……… Never knew that Tama has another inherent skill」
Aria who was hugging Tama also feels proud and slightly bewildered of her pet who showed such power―― Or so they thought, she whispered「To think that my dear Knight《Pet》 was Hiding such power……….」 and 「If he has this kind of power, maybe he can pin me down and then fu-……..」 in a really low voice. 」などと、興奮した様子でぶつぶつ呟いている。
（Aah, even though I felt relieved in seeing her growth in the recent battle……. This side of my master never changes huh）
Tama is heaving a sigh in seeing Aria entering erofu mode.
「Well, let’s get going. I know that Tama was powerful but, be on your gua――!!! ? 」
Be on your guard. Was what he’s going to say, but Cedric’s eyes widened in surprise before he finished his sentence.
「Uhn? This pressure is…………..」
「Yes……. It seems something dangerous is headed in our direction! 」
Dany is nodding in agreement to Howard.
Naturally the other knights also noticed it.
Aria and Vulcan’s expression also stiffened.
From the innermost part of the historic ruins――
An unbelievable sense of intimidation is coming toward them.
『You did a good job in dispatching my werewolves. But, this is the end』
A shadow is appearing along with that bone piercing tone.
Green colored hair and gold-copper colored skin along with a pair of blue pupils filled with killing intent……… He’s a demon race youth.
「Ooh what a surprise, the boss himself entering the battlefield huh. What are you going to do, demon? 」
Cedric, whose face turned expressionless like a noh mask from his usual cool guy mask is asking the demon race.
The demon race live in their own society just like humans.
That’s why they never act alone with only monsters like this youth, which makes him even more suspicious.
Cedric felt uneasy about what kind of goal that youth has in mind.
『Fine then, I guess I can tell you about my plans. My name is Beryl Astaroth. My goal is…………. Revenge』
His tone is calm, but one can feel the deep-seated hatred in the voice of the demon race youth―― Beryl.
In hearing his words……..
「What？ Astaroth you say? Speaking of Astaroth……….」
「It was the name of the demon race village that used to occupy the current location of Renault city 」
Kenny and Marietta is recalling that matter.
Renault is a city that used to be inhabited by the demon race, the story that the town mayor told them is still fresh in their memories.
And Beryl has the same name as the village that used to be there.
And then, by “revenge” he means…
In short, the things that Beryl going to do is――
『Kukuku………… That’s right humans, I’m a survivor of the Astaroth village that was destroyed by you guys few years ago. And now…… I’m going to exact my revenge by destroying that city called Renault! 』
「I see. But it doesn’t mean that you can kidnap the people of the city」
「Aah, as for kidnapping those city inhabitants, they’re used to feed my monster subordinates」
Beryl said so with a loud voice.
In hearing that, Cedric and Dany reached an understanding.
Beryl was the only survivor of that village.
And for his revenge, he gathered his troops for many years along with his growth.
『Now then, my followers! Let’s kill them and destroy that city! ! 』
Beryl is commanding them.
There upon, from behind him………. Several loud war cries resounded in the ruins.
「HUH! ? This voice……… Don’t tell me! 」
「Yeah, no doubt about it……… It’s Trolls! ! 」
Howard and Dany say so at the same time.
Then they appeared.
Three meters tall with ashen colored skin.
The monsters with ugly faces from all perspectives, thick limbs that look like logs………. Trolls.
An extremely dangerous monster of A-Rank.
「T-……….. Trolls! 」
「Moreover, there’s six of them nya~…….. He’s serious about destroying the city nya~! ! 」
Aria and Vulcan’s eyes opened wide.
They never expected that they’re going to go against this powerful of a foe, and there’s quite a few of them……..
「SCATTER! ! MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE NOT CLUMPED TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE! 」
Cedric dashes forward along with his signal.
Troll is a kind of monster with a tremendous area of attack along with herculean strength.
In other words, one can’t fight them by clustering together.
That’s why there’s no other way to fight them other than using hit and run tactics.
『Kukukuku! You took the bait huh! 《Multi-Protection Wall》ACTIVATE! ! 』
The moment it’s invoked――
Beryl’s eyes opened wide as he laughs and then invokes a certain skill.
「Kuh, this is! ? 」
「Damn it, he got us huh! 」
Cedric and Dany are cursing at their carelessness.
He divided them into several groups and then locked them up with some kind of transparent barrier.
《Multi-Protection Wall》―― Is Beryl’s inherent skill that enabled him to cast several barriers.
He erected square shaped barriers and locked everyone up with a troll.
The knights were against two of the six trolls.
Tama is pitted against four of them.
Aria and Vulcan were facing against Beryl.
『Kukuku, that elemental cat is the most dangerous one amongst you folk…… So I gave him the most preferential welcome』
「No……. Way! Tama! ! 」
Aria is raising a grieving cry as she looked at Tama trapped in a barrier along with several trolls.
（Damn it! ! Me leaving my masters side to protect her was used against us!）
As soon as he sees the fast-approaching trolls, like usual, Tama leapt from his throne in between Aria’s melons and takes some distance to do his job as rear guard.
Tama couldn’t help but worry about Aria rather than his own critical situation.
『Well then, my revenge begins by killing you guys! ! 』