Chapter 44 “The Unleashed”
Claude swung his divine sword in front of the large deformity that ran faster than a horse.
The blade and shockwave tore through the rock-hard body of the monster as easily as if it were a piece of thin cloth. In the face of this scene, Theodore pulled the sword he had created with his magical power out of the head of the deformity he had killed and said.
“That’s great, General Duras. Their speed is totally different.”
“You don’t seem to be struggling.”
“It’s harder than I thought. It’s hard for me to do this ……, this body is also inconvenient, really.”
“What happened to Elsa’s magic gun?”
“It was fun, but I got bored quickly, so Julian–oh, he’s Mildiana’s special student, the dragon boy. I gave it to him.”
Theodore is rubbing his neck as if his shoulders are stiff, and he is full of confidence.
He spoke as if he could take care of all these countless monsters in an instant if he really wanted to. As he was thinking this, the blue-haired boy glanced at Claude.
“I can’t wait to go check out the scene.”
“The defense of Granden is our top priority. We have to get rid of these monsters.”
“I’ll take care of that. Hurry you go first, I heard that Zenan’s dragon cavalry is coming over there.”
Claude also saw a flock of wings flying in the western sky.
He has a rough idea of what it is and what its purpose is.
“If we don’t get there soon, we could be in a lot of trouble, am I wrong?”
“…… You want me to leave this place to you alone?”
“Even after I saved Charlotte, you still think I can’t be trusted? Or is it not my identity that you don’t trust, but my abilities?”
The blue-haired boy’s green jade eyes narrowed quickly.
“I guess you could say that.”
Claude Duras, the great hero, says with a sharp look in his eyes.
“So far you seem to be just playing around. From now on, let’s see what you’re really capable of.”
“…… Roger that. Let’s take this a little more seriously.”
Magic power erupts from Theodore’s body.
Even Claude, who was not blessed with a talent for magic, could clearly see the overbearing magic power radiating from the boy’s entire body.
“I will kill all of those monsters. I’ll try not to harm the people, but I can’t guarantee anything else. Is that okay with you?”
“I’ll take full responsibility.”
The boy cowered lightly and then let out a sigh.
“All right, all right. I’ll get it done as soon as I can. I’ll catch up with you once everything’s settled.”
“You still think this is all fun and games, don’t you?”
“It’s a game, this stuff.”
Muttering boringly, Theodore continued in a tone that did not seem to belong to the usual refreshing boy.
“Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get serious with you, though– a great hero.”
Both of their sharp glances met for a moment, but Theodore quickly found a new target and instantly took off from his spot.
After seeing this, Claude cut down the white shape that loomed in front of him and then ran for the gates of the fortified city of Granden.
Private Eric, a member of the Fourestier platoon, who had been busy dealing with the white monsters after they had rained down in large numbers, said.
“I’m sorry, Ensign!! The magic stone is already……!”
“….! Does anyone have a spare magic stone?”
“Yes, I have one more!”
Private First Class Ilaria immediately replied, taking out a scarlet magic stone from a cloth bag strapped to her waist and handing it to Private Eric.
“Here’s the load. Get ready to fire!”
“I’m sorry, ……!
“Why do you look like you’re about to cry? I also want to cry as much as you do! Come on, let’s do our best for Ensign Fourestier!”
Private First Class Ilaria patted Private Eric on the back, who had unwittingly fallen into a state of panic due to the incomprehensibility of the situation and the danger to his life.
“In addition, Private Eric survived the hellish training of Ensign Fourestier together with me, this is nothing compared to that!”
Seeing Private First Class Ilaria trying to cheer him up made him feel that he had a comrade he could rely on, but at the same time it made him feel very uneasy.
The platoon had already fired countless shots with their limiters deactivated, and they had destroyed the magic stones that were no longer functioning and reloaded them with spares, but there were few of them left.
In spite of this, the large number of monsters wriggling in front of them did not decrease in number.
The dragonriders are doing a great job.
In fact, when they got their hands on it, these monsters were quickly destroyed.
However, the dragonriders did not offer any help to the Fourestier platoon.
The mighty soldiers and the flying dragon that symbolized the strength of the dragon race.
The man who calls himself the Great Dragon General, who stands out more than anyone else in the place, remains relaxed.
It’s as if he’s an instructor boredly watching his subordinates go through a mindless training session.
He wondered how he could be so relaxed, even though the other side must be in the same incomprehensible situation.
While he was thinking about this, the monsters that were not caught up in Clarice and Berger’s attack were crawling towards Granden.
There’s no way they can chase after them in their current state.
If Claude is safe, he’ll take care of it. Or maybe Mildiana’s special students with their unconventional powers can help.
Frustrated with her other-oriented thinking, Clarice continued to engage the unidentifiable monsters.
The Great Dragon General also dealt with the monster that was closing in on the company he was leading.
The spear he was holding easily pierced and crushed the huge body with its rock-like skin. It looked like a reckless use of the spear, but the power was too powerful to be called spear handling.
When the flying dragons were spitting out flames, the Fourestier platoon was shooting with their magic guns with deadly determination, and Clarice and Berger were slaughtering the monsters one after another.
When Clarice and Berger were slaughtering the monsters one after another, a sharp ringing in her ears echoed in her brain.
It was a strange ringing in her ears that she had never felt before, and she didn’t even know if she could call it a sound.
“What is it? It’s like a ringing in my ears.”
When the great dragon general said this, the other dragonriders voiced their confusion, and the members of the Forestier platoon voiced theirs one after another.
“Hey, I’m getting some sort of ringing in my ears, how’s the Ensign doing ……?”
“…… I’m feeling it, too. It’s an unpleasant sensation that reverberates through my brain.”
What was probably being felt by everyone present gradually made the place more and more agitated.
As if he didn’t like it, Berger shouted while swinging his spear.
“Hey you guys, let’s get this over with! Kill all those monsters in front of us!”
The dragonriders began their attack, and the flames from the flying dragons burned up the white monster in front of the Fourestier platoon.
“What…. what are you doing?”
“I’ve been watching you guys for a while now, and you’re spending too much time just trying to kill one of them. It’s like you’re not even worth talking about. If you don’t want to die, stay out of this, little girl.”
She couldn’t think of anything to say in response.
Unlike the mighty dragonriders and the great dragon general, except for herself, the rest of them are still inexperienced soldiers.
What she holds in her hand is an object that can be used for powerful magic if the limiter is released.
It’s the equivalent of a forbidden magic, but it’s not even close to the Zenan Dragon Kingdom’s flying dragon’s breath.
A squadron of dragonriders spit out scorching flames from the ground and sky at the same time. It was a hot wind so powerful that it even impact their allies, but they didn’t care about that.
The skill level is too different.
Clarice gritted her teeth and moved her platoon to the rear so that they would not be harmed and she would lead the way.
You never know when the flying dragon’s breath will target you. She has to be able to set up a warding system at any time.
One by one, the white hulks of the monsters were scorched, and those who had been alive or merely lumps of flesh were set ablaze. The strong life forms were screaming deafeningly.
The momentum was so great that there was no way to stop it.
That’s why Clarice was struck with unspeakable anxiety.
A huge cocoon-like creepy thing fell into the center of the monsters.
It emitted a phosphorescent light, and was probably nearly four meters tall.
The cocoon seemed to be completely unaffected by the flame, which even these white creatures with extremely high magic resistance could not withstand.
What exactly is inside such a hard outer shell?
Doesn’t the Great Dragon General care about that at all?
As the various anxieties passed, the ringing in her ears that had been tormenting her head grew stronger, and she frowned.
“Thunder that pierces the battlefield…”
She thought she could hear her ears ringing like someone’s voice.
It goes on.
“A vortex of fire that burns up the battlefield.”
The voice becomes clearer, and the words come through clearly.
If you look, you will see that the dragonriders have also called off their attacks at once and are showing signs of caution.
The great dragon general Berger was staring at a point with a blank expression on his face. Clarice sees it too.
“It’s the end of the road for the weak.”
The voice was echoing in their head, but everyone in the place could feel where it was coming from.
That huge purple cocoon. A spine-chilling atmosphere radiated from the cocoon, which was completely unaffected by the numerous attacks.
Even though her body was fully heated by the lightning and the flame, she felt a chill run through her body.
“The strongest of them all, the ones with dragon scales that fly in the sky.
Suddenly, she felt her feet wobbling, but that was not a misunderstanding due to fatigue.
The ground shook, accompanied by a small earth tremor.
“Let their blades, their thunder, and their fire come to me.”
“Well, here comes the real deal.”
The great dragon general Berger smiled fearlessly.
“Hey, you guys! That’s what this big, stupid cocoon of a man wants! Give him the biggest attack you can, literally!”
“No, ……, stop it!”
Clarice shouted, and Berger, mounted on a flying dragon, looked down at her. Unlike before, his eyes were as if he was looking at a stone by the roadside.
“…… Oh, I’m sorry. You’re still here. If you don’t want to die, stay out of my way.”
“No, sir! You must not attack that thing unnecessarily!”
Clarice’s instincts were telling her that.
She knew that if they provoked it, there would be irreversible consequences. But they would no longer listen to her.
“All right, boys. Do it.”
The flying dragon’s scorching breath hit the cocoon all at once.
As the hot wind that seemed to scorch her skin hit her, Clarice set up her barrier technique while dripping with cold sweat.
Shemanaged to prevent the aftermath of the breath from hitting the platoon members.
If she had reacted even one second later, the hot air alone would have burned her and the entire platoon to the ground.
Clarice shuddered at the thought of her life being in danger, but quickly shook her head and raised her voice.
“Great Dragon General Rudolf Berger! Stop the dragonriders’ attack immediately!”
“You’re a noisy little girl. ……”
“This is the territory of the Elberia Empire! Any further offensive action by your country will constitute interference in our internal affairs!”
“We killed every last one of them, but they could have crossed the mountain range into our homeland if we’d left them alone. What is the cause of this?”
“We’re in the middle of an investigation into the anomalies in the skies over here.”
Berger laughed out loud.
“If we had just stayed out of it and waited for the investigation to be over, there might have been some monster damage in Zenan–It’s because of a mysterious thing that has appeared over the territory of your empire. What would happens if that happens?–If you’ve got the brains to study, you should be able to figure it out if you think about it a little bit. Little girl, Clarice.”
“…Aside from the matter of trespassing into the territory of the Empire without permission, I appreciate your assistance. However, I would like you to stop changing the subject. What I have a problem with is the excessive attack on that cocoon-shaped thing. That white life form is a different matter.”
She says firmly, and Berger chuckles, rubbing his chin.
“Kukuku…. Hahaha. It’s true that I’m not that smart. Other Dragon Generals–In particular, the Light Dragon General and the Princess Dragon General Raffille, I always lose an argument when I face them both.But hey, when it comes to battlefield instincts, there’s no one better than me.”
The great dragon general said as he pointed at the cocoon with his long spear.
“There’s a terrible thing in there. There’s something in there that we need to get rid of as soon as possible. We don’t have time for an investigation or anything else.”
“But this is a problem that concerns our country! You can’t just—”
“I don’t care. Youy in the way, get lost. Do it!!”
Under Berger’s direction, the flying dragons spat out their scorching breaths again.
The flames swirled and the cocoon went up in flames.
Clarice realized that there was nothing she could do to stop these men.
It was over. No matter how many words she said, it was meaningless, and she didn’t even need to think about using force if she saw the difference in strength between them.
At that moment, a voice echoed from the cocoon.
“The heat of the dragon is like a lingering flame. Let my body be reduced to ashes.”
At the same time, a dazzling light overflowed from the cocoon, extinguishing the flame that had been burning itself out from all directions.
Then, cracks appeared in the cocoon. A creaking sound was heard, but it was only for a moment.
The cocoon popped open, and what emerged from the cocoon was….
“I seek the strong.”
Boasting a massive physique of over three meters, his body is blue-black and swollen with muscle, and he has two arms on each side.
Two huge horns protrude from its head, its eyes are even redder than blood, and its canine teeth extend like a beast.
Faced with the most unusual form she had ever seen, Clarice’s mind went completely blank, and both of her legs were shaking uncontrollably.
“Oh, good, here comes the boss.”
While even the most experienced dragonriders were agitated, only the great dragon general was smiling.