Chapter 174 - Resolution
Chapter 174 - Resolution
There was a thud .
It was the sound of Ijika being thrown to the floor by Yumika's spear technique『Spin』 .
The eyes of the watching Outer completely opened wide . 『Spin』struck the entire body, so even if it didn't knock the target unconscious, it would snatch away the target's ability to move their body . It was a very useful skill for such situations .
And none of the dumbfounded Outer who had been watching could understand what in the world had happened . None of them were skilled enough to follow the speed of the exchange of blows and the conclusion .
Speaking of what happened at the end of the battle: Yumika rushed forward the moment that her Dragonoidization ended, and after displaying the drop in her momentum due to the transformation's dissolution, she kicked with her Sylphin Boots' Air Jump to increase the speed of her rush . The magical power generated『foothold for kicking』created by Air Jump launched the user like a trampoline . It was thanks to that effect that Kazane could hop in the air . And Yumika used that to boost her rush . In that battle, Yumika not showing the Sylphin Boots' ability until the right moment led to a splendidly successful surprise attack . Ijika became aware of his chance to win due to Yumika's dulled movements and completely fell for her Air Jump accelerated trap .
The result was the current situation .
Yumika looked around after she confirmed that the man in front of her was incapable of moving . Even though she was only a 15 year old girl, the status difference had been clearly displayed . Everybody who had that gaze turned toward them were overawed and took a step back .
But an angry yell resounded from behind those Outer .
「What are you idiots doing!」
When the Outer members looked that way, one man was standing there . That man was Borabo Degita, the leader of this city's Outer .
「Don't be nervous just because master was done in . Look closely . That girl is exhausted due to that battle just now, isn't she?」
After Borabo pointed that out, the Outer looked at Yumika again .
Her Dragon Spirit had already been exhausted, her hair had returned to black, and her golden eyes had returned to their original brown . And it looked like her stamina and mental strength had been used up by her battle with Ijika . The girl there was breathing heavily .
Furthermore, since Dragonoidization had ended, its inherent Skill『Dragon's Coercion』had also been dispelled . With the disappearance of that overwhelming feeling of intimidation, the current Yumika looked much weaker to the surrounding Outer members .
「So here's the main point . That girl's a member of the White Party, and since she came alone, it looks like her companions couldn't come . 」
Certainly, Kazane and the others hadn't reached the city yet, but the truth was that Jiraid and the cavalry dragon Mordo were standing by in the sky . Far from acting independently, it was obvious that the Dukedom was backing her . But Borabo was already aware of that and still spoke further .
「Capturing this brat should be easy for you guys now, don't you think? And then we can negotiate with the Ogre Killing Princess to exchange her for the Rainbow Heart . 」
The surrounding Outer shouted「Oohーー!!」after those words . Unlike before, they could see a ray of hope . After watching that situation, Borabo turned around and thought (idiots) .
(That Flying Lightning Dragon Mordo is above . Naturally, General Jiraid will also be with him . Damn, was that door polishing story true?)
He cursed while heading for the back room . There was a hidden tunnel there that led outside the city . It was impossible to escape the eyes of a cavalry dragon above ground, so he had prepared such an escape route .
(And there's no way that Ogre Killing Princess would participate in hostage negotiations . She'll have that monster cat eat anyone who makes that mistake . That girl is the same type as us)
Borabo had an unexpectedly high evaluation of Kazane . In a strange way .
(This current situation was that girl's aim in the first place, wasn't it)
He was overthinking it . That girl was simply a stupid girl who wanted to show off . Well, she thought the news of them defeating the Crystal Dragon would spread and them possessing it would be exposed anyway, but she didn't know an undamaged Rainbow Heart was that valuable . Overestimating was good practice when it came to Kazane-chan, but she wasn't like Borabo thought .
「I won't let you escape . 」
A voice came from the sky .
When Borabo looked up, there was a silver glow . Then Borabo was struck by a spear handle and fell prostrate . Borabo's pitiful groan resounded .
It really was instant . The Borabo who looked like he was groveling after his entire body hit the ground raised his face, and a silver haired Yumika pinning him with her spear handle was there . Her appearance was like a beastwoman, with a tail and dog ears . And although fatigue showed on her face, she was definitely improved compared to a a few seconds ago . The Wolf God Transformation's ability to recover fatigue was operating .
「What is that!?」
「I thought it was red, but it's silver this time?」
「What is going on!」
Yumika had suddenly transformed the moment Outer had been about to attack her . She had ignored the astonished men and jumped over them with her superhuman leg strength, then instantly sped towards Borabo with the Sylphin Boots' Air Jump and suppressed him . Borabo was originally an adventurer and possessed rank B ability . But he was completely unable to handle the too sudden surprise attack . And above all,
(Dammit, our power is too different!?)
Thanks to the Wolf God Transformation's status increase, it was like a huge boulder was pinning Borabo down, and he didn't feel like he could move his body at all . It was completely checkmate .
And while subduing Borabo, Yumika summoned her silver wolves to restrain the surrounding Outer .
「Ahーnobody move . Anyone who moves will be swallowed whole by these children . 」
The Outer looked at the silver wolves after Yumika's words . They were definitely larger than an ordinary dog, and they released coercion much more dreadful than similar monsters . The silver wolves hadn't stood out in any of the battles up until now, but neither had Yumika, so while they had been relegated to the background like her, their abilities were considerably high .
And when it looked like none of the Outer members would move, Yumika called a certain person's name .
「Well then, shall I finish this errand? Is Rails Tomerson-san here?」
None of the Outer in front of her responded to the voice . Then a voice came from behind .
「Ah, yes . That's me . 」
A man timidly appeared from the room Borabo had been heading toward . He was the number two in Borabo's Outer family . He had been waiting for Borabo after opening the door to the hidden tunnel .
Yumika looked at the man Rails, and when she confirmed it was the right person from the reactions of the surrounding Outer, she took out a sealed letter and threw it to him . Then she urged him to read the contents .
It was a letter from Hyvern's『Orboss』head Monde Roanis, who acted as a mediator for all of Hyvern's Outer families, and it directed Rails Tomerson to replace Borabo Degita as the head of that city's Outer .
「Rails, you bastard . 」
Borabo shouted, but Yumika forcefully pinned him harder with her spear handle .
The letter stated that this matter was entirely Borabo's individual reckless behavior (which was also true) with the aim of that settling the problem . Borabo being resentful was natural, but the decision had already been made . Borabo had lost the match .
Then Yumika entrusted settling the situation to Rails, and Rails meekly obeyed . If it were simply instructions from Yumika, maybe he could have done something, but Yumika bringing written instructions from the head of『Orboss』was significant . All the Outer, including Rails, understood that they wouldn't be able to stay in Hyvern if they disobeyed . The only one kicking up a fuss was Borabo, who was trying to escape from the situation that had already ended .
Then Yumika informed Jiraid of the end of the situation, and the city guards were called . Thus, the former leader of this city's Outer Borabo Degita and the Dragon Knight killing (along with various other crimes) Assassin's Dagger Ijika were arrested .
At that time, Yumika didn't understand why the other gathered members were being let go, but the response from Jiraid was「They're considered not guilty . 」The truth was they hadn't『yet』done anything . They were simply gathered by Borabo, and Crimiona's feudal lord didn't want to cause unnecessary strife with Outer, so this was the most desirable outcome .
As a result, the turmoil was blamed entirely on Borabo, and he was the only one arrested . Ijika was related to various murder cases, including the murder of Dragon Knights, so he would be interrogated and executed after being transferred to the capital .
「What will you do now? It looks like they finished the quest, so Kazane and the others will probably return here soon . 」
Yumika was troubled for a moment after Jiraid's words, but then she shook her head .
「We'll be meeting again soon anyway, and I have plans to go shopping with Tiara and her mother this afternoon . Let's return . 」
I see . . . Jiraid thought and nodded . Jiraid was once again reminded that the girl in front of him was an ordinary girl . He bitterly smiled to himself, since seeing her strength was likely to make him forget that fact .
Then he called for Flying Lightning Dragon Mordo, and they decided to quickly return to Deer South .
It was almost noon . If they didn't fly back at full speed, she wouldn't be in time for shopping .
Name: Yuihama Kazane
Occupation: Magic Swordswoman
Title: Ogre Killer, Dragon Slayer, High Beast Summoner
Equipment: Staff 『White Blaze』, Two Handed Sword『Black Fang』, Adhesion Sword『Gum』, Spell Dagger, Dragonscale Breastplate, Drake Gauntlets, Silver Sheep Clothes, Sylphyn Skirt, Plasma Pants, Dragon Ogre Greaves, Indestructible Cloak, Mysterious Pouch, Crimson Saint Coffin, Heroic Spirit Summoning Ring, Circlet of Wisdom, Aim Bracelet, Magic Accumulator, White Magic Accumulator
Level : 31
Magic Power: 205+420
Wisdom : 62
Dexterity : 39
Spell : 『Fly』『Torch』『Fire』『Heal』『Firestorm』『Healer Ray』『High Heal』
Skill : 『Warrior's Memory』『Night Vision』『Crushing Blow』『Dog’s Sense of Smell』『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』『Information Link』『Optical Camouflage』『Dash』『Bloodsucking Blade』『Dragonization「Dragon」』『Regenerate』『Soul Breaking Blade』『Stealthy Placement』『Thunder Chariot』『Sturdier Teeth「Dragon」』『Crystallization「Dragon」』『Fabricated Coercion』『Stone Minotaur』『Mega Beam』『Space Expansion』
Yumika:「You dislike it, isn't that right?」
Kazane:「I think I'm still too young for things like makeup . 」