Chapter 132.1 : Fierce Combat
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The summoned demons moved all at once along with Reis’ signal.
The minotaur was the first to move, charging towards Aisia. Instantly moving in front of her, it swung its huge stone sword towards her.
The swing resulted in an extremely loud sound which resounded in the vicinity. That impact created cracks on the ground, and the minotaur felt the sensation of contact transmitted to its hands.
But, that huge stone sword didn’t crush Aisia’s body. Some kind of invisible wall had appeared as if to protect her from that sword.
「GA! ? 」
The minoaur frantically added more power into it’s arms to push the sword. But, the arms which held that sword just trembled and it was not enough to push the sword forwards even by 1 millimeter.
On the other hand, Aisia was looking at minotaur in front of her with a listless look. And then, she pushed out a hand towards the minotaur.
In the next moment, a shockwave was fired from Aisia’s hand. The huge body of the minotaur is blown away more than ten metres.
Reis looked at that scene with an admiring look on his face and then—–,
「Still holding back huh. What would you do now? 」
Said those words as if sneering at her.
At that moment, the winged lizard which was flying in the sky opened its jaws while heading towards Aisia and released a scorching fire breath from its mouth.
The scorching breath rained down on Aisia. But, Aisia without being flustered, casually dodged the incoming attack.
The minotaurs which were waiting for a chance rushed at her and started to attack in raging waves.
But, Aisia wasn’t flustered by it. She lightly jumped over the minotaurs, one after the other while tapping their heads with her hand and froze their cranium almost at the same time.
The huge bodies of the minotaurs collapsed on the ground in the next moment.
「………. A pterosaur shouldn’t be able to do a breath attack.」
Aisia compared pterosaur from her memory with one flying above her and was convinced that the flying winged lizard wasn’t a pterosaur but something that resembled it.
「The base is pterosaur you know. I just tweaked it a little.」
Maybe because he overheard Aisia’s words, Reis replied to her with a delighted expression. Aisia frowned in hearing that but kept on facing the demons without even glancing at Reis.
「Stop doing such things.」
After saying so, countless balls of light made of her magical power appeared around her.
A while later, half of the balls of light turned into a beam of light which aimed at the fakesaur flying in circles above. Few of those beams landed on the fakesaurs body.
Though few of those beam didn’t hit the fakesaur directly, it resulted in them losing their balance. Though some of them fell on the ground, the leftovers managed to regain their balance. It seems the damage wasn’t higher than the previous shockwave.
（The skin of dragon types can repel odo. Even if subclass dragons aren’t supposed to be on the same level as dragons, is that their unique traits? If that’s the case――）
Aisia calmly calculated her next move and then leapt to the sky leaving the minotaurs who were charging at her on the ground.
She then aimed her remaining magic bullets towards the minotaurs who were on the ground . Different from when it hit the fakesaurs, the magic bullets which became beams of light severely damaged the minotaurs.
Minotaurs were demons blessed with tough skins but 2-3 hits of those beams were enough to fatally wound them. They lost their lives and turned into magic stones.
Thus the number of the minotaurs kept decreasing bit by bit.
The fakesaur that was flying in the sky was slightly more troublesome but wasn’t a threat to her. It was just a matter of time before Aisia exterminated them.
「As expected of a human type spirit. It seems I can’t use normal methods.」
Reis heaved a sigh as he looked at the battle in front of him.
Right after that, his shadow began to cover his surroundings. Countless numbers of skeletons came out from within.
Their bodies were pitch black. Though they had a human like appearance, they were as ominous as devils. They carried black swords and shields and were an eerie existence.
Aisia glanced at the skeletons as she dodged the attacks of the other demons. And then, she held her hand out producing a fierce gale.
The massive wind slashes made from magic power mowed down many of the skeleton soldiers.
The skeletons were blown away like rags. But, Reis easily dodged the wind blades by flying up into the sky.。
「Unfortunate…………. Did you think that this level of enemies was enough to beat me?」
Reis pleasantly muttered . Though the remnants of the skeleton soldiers that were decimated by that fierce gale was right under him, his expression was still as carefree as ever.
Aisia glanced at Reis but silently continuing her battle. It looked like the number of minotaurs on the ground had also been greatly diminished, more than the fakesaur flying in circles in the sky at high speeds.
Another minotaur’s head was decapitated from its body with her wind blade.
After that Aisia looked at the last minotaur. Although the fire breaths of the fakesaurs kept raining down incessantly from the skies, she kept dodging it looking as if she was dancing.
Aisia calmly landed on the ground and took aim at the last minotaur.
But, Reis is came down from the sky to disturb her. And then, countless of magic bullets rained down on Aisia almost at the same time. Before the bullets thrown by Reis landed on the ground.
Aisia had already back stepped dodging the incoming magic bullets.
Following that, Reis raised his right hand towards the sky. The remnants of the skeleton soldiers that had been scattered in their surroundings gathered in front of him and turned into dense miasma.
The mist then changed again in the next moment forming a shape similar to that of a human. But the size and the sinister aura clearly surpassed the previous ones.
Moreover, it seemed to have more power than the minotaurs, a huge sword in one hand along with a tough looking shield on the other and covered in armor. Maybe for the sake of flying, it grew wings of feather from its back. The figure resembled that of a demon or a fallen angel.
The giant skeleton knight rushed towards Aisia with a speed that surpassed even the minotaurs and easily swung its giant one-handed sword which was almost as big as a tree.
Aisia created an invisible barrier and stopped that slash right from the front.
And released a counter shockwave from point blank range at almost the same time . A loud impact sound resounded in their vicinity.
But the giant skeleton soldier didn’t get blown off and only staggered back. It managed to defend against that attack with the shield on it’s other arm.
（The strongest one which the current me can make…….. It seems I can buy a bit more time right)
Reis was smiling delightfully as he floated in the sky. He then rose even higher in the sky to watch the battle unfolding below him.
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Ven and Lucci spread to both of his sides and then started taking action in order to gain a bit more time. But, the two of them had a completely puzzled expression.
(Why the hell is this guy not letting go of Arein?)
Lucci had the same question as Ven who had come as his reinforcement.
Rio was plainly full of gaps ever since he put the fainted Arein on his shoulder since a while ago. Despite that they cautiously observed him as he showed no sign of moving.
(What the hell is this guy thinking about, aren’t you going to move soon?)
Lucci smacked his lips as he made his decision and sent a hand signal to Ven. Do not approach him and focus on long range attacks.
「Oi, Ven. He’s using a demon sword that can manipulate the wind element. I’ve confirmed that he can use that to make vacuum waves and for instant acceleration. And I don’t know if we can beat him even with our double layered physical strengthening. Be careful of him.」
The moment he said so, Lucci took out a knife from his bosom pocket and flung it at Rio.
In the meantime, Ven also chanted a spell aria and aimed the magic towards Rio. Countless magic bullets and knives were thrown from both of Rio sides.
But in the next moment, Rio released his magical power that he had kneaded in secret to form a dome shaped storm with him as the center.
The violent storm that was wrecking a havoc in his vicinities repelled all of the incoming attacks.
Lucci-tachi’s expression turned to that of surprise due to the sudden development. It became an unsurpassable gap.
The storm wall swallowed Lucci-tachi. Even the other mercenaries who were on the side were also swallowed by that storm.
And then, the only one left standing unharmed by that storm was Rio. Since they were going to die even if he were to leave them alone.
Rio frowned lightly as he looked at the disastrous scene that surrounded him. He made a small sigh as he went towards Lucci who was lying on the ground.
When he reached Lucci who was lying face down, Rio rolled him over with a kick, he found out that Lucci was still alive.
（Fainted huh. The other guy is barely conscious though.)
Rio seized Lucci by his neck and dragged him along towards Ven who was still lying face down.
Ven frowned as he guessed that Rio was overlooking him from above.
After throwing the ragged Lucci in front of Ven,
「I have a few questions for you. Answer them.」
So Rio interrogated him.
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Meanwhile, time goes back a few minutes earlier, right after Alfred and Charles had besieged Christina-tachi.
Christina-tachi were surrounded by griffons but――,
「Can you set your aim at the griffon, Celia-kun? Can you dampen their mobility? 」
Vanessa asked Celia who was standing beside her in a low voice. The reason why she couldn’t say「Please kill those knights who are riding the griffon」 was to make sure that Celia wouldn’t hesitate to attack since she had no experience in killing humans.
「Ye-Yeah. I might be able to do that.」
Celia replied with a shrill voice.
「I’ll leave it to you then. Please release your magic on my signal. After that, please take along the rest to run towards the national border. Your highness. Is that clear? 」
She said those words in a low voice but in a clear tone that did not allow any arguments.
This wasn’t the time for a discussion. Vanessa gave them a simple instruction and constructed an impromptu plan.
Not even 30 seconds had passed since Charles-tachi had appeared.
「Oi, what are you talking about? Remove your ho-………….」
Vanessa in a flustered tone gave her signal when Charles started talking.
「《Multi Earth Wall》」
Celia chanted aria for the spell in a hurry. Right after that, a gigantic magic formation formed on the ground with her as the center.
The griffons that were flying right on top of it became the first victims of the vertical pillars.
「Na! ? 」
The knights who were riding on those griffons lost their balance after receiving an attack that had come from below. And just like that, all of them fell to the ground.
But, one person, Alfred, had manipulated his griffon right on time and dodged the attack. He erased his expression as he overlooked Celia-tachi from above.
Vanessa shouted loudly.
Receiving that signal, Christina-tachi chanted the aria of《Hyper Physical Ability》 and broke into a run like water gushing out from a broken dam.
「GUH, OI! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, ALFRED! CHASE THEM IMMEDIATELY AND CATCH THEM! 」