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Chapter 9 : The chief priest has seen it! A huge aquatic organism lurking in the village
A giant aquatic creature.
Its size is about the same as a small whale.
Its head is covered with countless tentacles and the creature attacks whenever someone invades its territory or makes a racket near its habitat.
At the tip of every tentacle, there is a needle used to stab paralytic poison into its prey.
Fundamentally, it is an omnivore and eats everything.
It appeared to have been eating the village’s sheep and cows.
It’s image resembles that of a whale with a sea anemone on its head.
The thing that bothers me is that those tentacles have regeneration ability.
It’ll regenerate immediately even if you slash or cut it.
Previously, it was repelled by 6 adventurers whose levels are LV15.
By the way, the reward for driving it away was 40000 Arusha.
If you were able to exterminate it, then it would be 80000 Arusha.
But, it’s irrelevant to us who are not members of the guild.
「No no no! Why is there something like this !? 」(Rita)
From the lake, a whale-like head is sticking out.
It extends its tentacles and tries to entangle Rita who is at the lakeside.
She jumps around while on the verge of being entangled by the tentacles.
This is badー.
Can we make it in time?
Since we were listening to the villages regarding 『Leviathan』on our way to here.
Rita dodges the tentacles that come attacking just before her, kicking and striking them as she somehow repels them.
Does she have a martial art skill?
She looks like a wild animal.
She dodges by kicking ten incoming tentacles.
I wonder if she has eyes on her back.
She is good enough to endure 『Leviathan』’s attacks alone.
「Without any delay, let’s use the ancient language magic.」(Nagi)
「Understood, I’m going to use 『Fireball』.」(Cecyl)
「Got it. Start when I give you the signal. Oi, chief priest Ritaー!」(Nagi)
I screamed towards Rita who is fighting at the lake’s bank.
「Hurry up and escape from there since I’m going to hit that guy with an extra-large magicー」(Nagi)
「Stop stop, it’s no good!」(Rita)
Towards my voice, RIta points at the carriage which was static at the bank.
There are no horses. The windows and door are wide opened, and something like human legs are sticking out from there.
That was surreal.
Are those『Iturna Cult’s』 priests ?
I wonder if those guys tried to run from the tentacles by jumping into the carriage, but in the end, they got hit by the paralysis poison.
「I can’t just let my subordinates die, can I? If you want to help, then please save all of them! 」(Rita)
It is quite dangerous to get into combat with my current combat abilities.
Pink tentacles become *nyurunyuru/slimey* at the lake bank and Rita is handling all of them frantically.
To go into the battlefield and retrieve the carriage, it’s quite difficult since I have only 『Fencing LV2』
Although I accepted the request to travel together with the carriage but I don’t have any obligation putting my life on the line to just go and save them.
Rather than that, I just want to help out Rita though alone.
「I understood! Request! It’s an official request. That’s whyーtte it’s *nyurunyuru* cominーggg!」(Rita)
Rita is cornered while talking.
There is no pause in 『Leviathan』’s movement, as Rita doesn’t have time to speak.
「Cecyl. Do you know any magic that could stop it’s movement? A standard magic that could hold it down so it can be shot by ancient language fireball.」(Nagi)
「If that’s the case, I’ll use 『Fire’s Arrow』. But, from this distance, I have to confirm it first…」(Cecyl)
「That’s alright. For now, let’s look if we can somehow talk to Rita.」(Nagi)
Cecyl puts up one of her hand in the air.
「『Breath of the spirits, Destroy my enemies! Fire Arrow!』」(Cecyl)
A flame that is about one’s arm flies towards the lake.
『Leviathan』stops moving after it received a direct hit from the fireball.
It pulls back its tentacles and retreats back to the lake.
But, the tentacles’ tips are targeting the carriage.
When the creature starts to move again, I ask Cecyl to shoot it with 『Flame’s Arrow』and I approach Rita slowly.
「I thought you have been taught about mercy! To abandon people who are in trouble, this heretic! 」(Rita)
While turning her back towards this direction, Rita shouts.
Ahー,I knew it, I know she would say it.
「You guys, who didn’t even greet the village chief, are the ones to be blamed. If you had told us that you’re going to be camping near the lake, then we would definitely have told you the thing about 『Leviathan』. Instead, you put yourselves into this dangerous situation!」(Nagi)
「I did say it properly! Since I was indebted to him, I have already greeted the dwarf village mayor! My subordinates already said『Hello』to him! 」(Rita)
「Can’t you tell just by looking that there is no people around here! Didn’t you think it was strange that there isn’t even a fishing boat around!?」(Nagi)
「I said so too! But then, I was told that 『It was fine to camp here ten days ago』. I am a new chief priest, so I couldn’t be too forceful!」(Rita)
In other words, Rita was being made fun of by her subordinates.
The other priests were nobles, Rita was the only one who got picked up from the streets.
I can imagine what Rita looked like in the story I heard earlier.
So,『Iturna Cult』always comes here for annual event and because the human supremacy doctrine despised demi-human, they don’t stay at the inn nor do they give greetings.
They camped at the lake without permission, ーthey thought it was alright since it has been like that before, but after a few decades the lord of the lake came back and attacked them
Although it was a story of another world, but I remembered a case where the was a project having a huge loss and gone bankrupt because it ignored the subcontractor’s advice and continued working on it.
There were talks that said it was because the higher-ups didn’t make good use of the site, I heard about it in the world there all the times but……haa.
……… It can’t be helped.
「Understood. Then, I’ll accept your request. How about 20000 Arusha?」(Nagi)
「Are you alright with just 20000 Arusha? I was thinking that you’re going to ask for 1 million Arusha.」(Rita)
She really thinks of me as a heretic.
「It’s fine with just 20000 Arusha! The reward for 『Extermination of the Lord of the Lake』is 80000 Arusha at the village’s guild. It’s 40000 Arusha if you just drive it away. We are only helping out the priests, so it would be half of it which is 20000 Arusha. That’s good, don’t you think so!」(Nagi)
「………… Is it really alright. Can you pay us?」(Nagi)
「D-don’t make light of me!」(Rita)
I’m not a fool. Rita looks very confident but there are other priests. After the rescue, I have a hunch the will be a lot of disagreement between them.
「Alright! I understand! I’ll ask about it formally!」(Rita)
Turning her back like that, Rita nodded.
「I’ll make a 『contract』as a representative of the『Iturna Cullt』’s carriage. We will pay 20000 Arusha if you help us out! If I can’t pay it out, then you can do anything to me and I’ll become your slave!」(Rita)
「No, you don’t have to go that far.」(Nagi)
「Take out the medallion! 『Contract Agreement』!」(Rita)
The crystal on my chest and the crystal that Rita took out shine in white.
The formal 『contract』would need the crystals to be knocked with each other but it seems to work like this if it’s informal.
It’s my first job as an adventurer.
The job is simple.
Both Rita and I must escape while rescuing those priests in the carriage.
「Cecyl. When I start running, again use『Flame’s Arrow』as a diversion. Then afterward, prepare to launch『Fireball』using 『Ancient Language』. Shoot it on my signal, alright?!」(Nagi)
「I understood. Please be careful, Nagi-sama.」(Cecyl)
Cecyl who looked disappointed, nodded. There is no hesitation at all.
「If Nagi-sama died, then I tooー」(Cecyl)
「I’m off! I trust my back on you」(Nagi)
I start running without listening to all of Cecyl’s words.
Then, this is my first battle against demons. Let’s see how far can I go with my skills.
「Invoke『Reconstruction ability・Skill Structure』! 」(Nagi)
While running, I invoke my skill.
I have to calculate the risk properly.
There is only Rita here. The other priest had thrust their head into the carriage and got paralyzed. Rita is infatuated with Cecyl, so if you ask her, I’m sure she will keep it a secret.
Well, more or less, it should probably be alright to show some strange skill. Only probably, though.
Thus my goal is to save those priests in the carriage, so I have to make an opening for that.
My job is not to suppress the demon.
I don’t think I could handle that thing which even the LV15 adventurers couldn’t take down.
Well, I carry a short sword as my weapon for self-defense but I have only one skill for combat.
I’ve to use that this time.
Not to defeat it but to stop its movement even if it’s just a little.
Currently, I’m reconstructing with the skills that I haveー
『Fencing LV2』『Foreign World Language LV5』『Meditation LV1』『Healing LV1』
How can I stop『Leviathan』with this.
…… Which reminds me, when I was making the game back in my world, I was wondering if I could 『take down』my opponent by using its regeneration ability.
It is too common to simply overwhelm it with firepower, so there isn’t any other tricky method.
Think, thinkー there must be someone who actually burned it down.
Why don’t just I have a go?
I set both 『Fencing LV2』and 『Healing LV1』.
(1) 『Increase (10% + LV * 10%)』『Damage』to 『Sword Type Weapons』skill.
I can’t redo it.
Is it okay?
Probably, it’ll be good with this.
「Execute! 『Reconstruction ability・Skill Structure』!」(Nagi)
「You’re slow! I’ve done the『Contract』so quickly do your job.」(Rita)
Again, the tentacles come from the lake.
One of them was pierced by Rita’s punch.
The crushed tentacle stops moving and regenerates.
Then I slice its wound by using my short sword.
*pusha* and its mucus scattered.
Alright, it hit.
The level is low but since it has combined with fencing, will the attacks hit if it’s stop moving?
「Wait a minute! What did you do when I took it down?」(Rita)
「You’ll understand if you look at it.」(Nagi)
As I imagined.
*guniguni* *guniguni* *bushaa*
A lump of meat spurted out from the tentacle’s wound that was about to regenerate.
It is even bigger than the original size, and only the tip is enlarged.
The tentacles that are trying to attack us ー stopped.
They stop moving.
The tip part of the tentacle is too heavy for it to lift them.
They are raised halfway and keep falling down.
「W-what the heck in the world did you do!? 」(Rita)
「I made its regeneration ability rampage.」(Nagi)
While talking, Rita kicks another tentacle.
The tentacle torn to pieces and again I slash it using my short sword.
The tentacles which their regeneration abilities have gone rampage become like a ball at the tips.
The『Leviathan』looks like putting weights on its own tentacles.
And one by one, the tentacles died.
「I’m able to manage it, somehow. It’s the same situation but if it had been the game then it would have been blazed up.」
Even so, the game and reality are different……
【Guide Bulletin Board】
Questioner: No matter how many times I play it, I can’t take down the mid boss with regeneration ability.
Respondent: You can chip the mid boss’s restoration magic by letting its regeneration ability go rampage.
I think you might have noticed that this opponent only able to fight with healing magic cursor.
And then…… (Description 300 characters below)
Questioner: I didn’t know about that.
Time to return……
………Yeah, it was something like that.
And then, this time 『Reconstruction ability』created 2 skills.
『Gifted Fencing LV1』
(1) 『Increase (10% + LV * 10%)』『Resilience』to 『Sword Type Weapons』skill.
Effect : Increase the opponent’s resilience who is slashed by the sword or katana. The effect is added to the original regenerative ability of the opponent. Increase value based on the skill’s level 『 LV * 10% + 10% (current increment : 20%) 』.
『Hand Combat LV1』
(2) 『Enhance』『Damage』on 『Body』skill.
Effect : Raise damage given to the opponent when using bare hands.
I just changed the middle characters from 『Healing Magic LV1』『Enhance』『Resilience』of『Body』.
After all, it doesn’t become a cheat just by creating it.
『Gifted Fencing LV1』, increase the opponent’s resilience by slashing.
If the opponent’s regeneration ability was 100%, it will become 120%.
The regeneration ability will go rampage.
If 『Leviathan』’s regeneration ability was 『100% immediate recovery』, then 『Gifted Fencing LV1』would change it into 『120% immediate recovery』.
On the 『Leviathan』’s tentacles, 20% of extra meat are attached…… I think it’s impossible but what I’m sure that it’s really regenerating in an odd manner.
For example, what will happen when the weight of the human arm suddenly increases?
His movements, from his elbows and arms, will all change.
Besides, 『Leviathan』’s tentacle is probably moved by its own instinct.
It never thought there will be a time when it can’t control its own regeneration ability.
That’s why, this guy doesn’t know why its tentacles suddenly became so heavy.
It can’t move properly.
「The details are secret, but my sword is the one that caused the opponent’s regeneration ability to go rampage. But, since the level is low, its accuracy is really bad.」(Nagi)
I explained it to Rita.
Though she showed me an unpleasant expression.
「In other words, you stopped the tentacles’ movement by just slashing at it when I destroyed them?」(Rita)
「That’s right. Since I’ll give you a discount, please be a shield for me properly.」(Nagi)
「You are so mean! You are really a heretic, aren’t you! 」(Rita)
It can’t be helped since I’m not a cheat character.
Her golden hair is swaying around as Rita flying kick three tentacles altogether.
When the tentacles stop moving, I slash them using my short sword. *saku*
And the process repeats over and over again,
「Tte, don’t get cocky! Behind you! 」(Rita)
Suddenly, Rita pushed me away.
When I turned my head unintentionally, behind me there is a tentacle with 『Paralysis needle』
「Are you an amateur!? Good grief! 」(Rita)
The 『Paralyse Needle』rips out Rita’s shoulder who is protecting me.
But, Rita is smiling fearlessly.
「That’s how it works! 『Divine Protection』!!」(Rita)
Rita’s body shines in gold.
The 『Paralyse Needle』destroyed and in that moment, Rita chops the tentacles by using her leg.
「……That’s really amazing, Rita.」(Nagi)
「Because I am the chief priestー! I have been trying so hard since I was littleー!」(Rita)
The『Divine Protection』’s effect is neutralising the poison and paralysis effect, tte, Rita puffed her chest out.
So that’s why there’s still one person comes kicking while the other members get paralysed.
I thought 『Iturna Cult』only has some deplorable fellows.
Rita holds down the tentacles one by one.
She seems like she knows where is the tentacles trajectory.
At times, I feel like this person behaves like a spoiled child.
It’s as Cecyl said
This fellow is an amazing person.
「Let’s change the topic.」(Nagi)
I asked Rita.
「Don’t you think that the carriage seems like a room?」(Nagi)
Rita looked at me who is pointing at the carriage which has legs protruding out from it.
Because of the weight of the carriage, it completely wedged the soil but miraculously, the carriage is still standing without falling.
「What are you saying? A carriage is a carriage, isn’t it?」(Rita)
「But in a foreign country it’s not a caravanーright?…… Well, there are stories where people live in that kind of vehicle, that looks like a carriage, it has walls, roof and a door too, you can’t really say that it’s not a room.」(Nagi)
「……If I can’t say that, then what?」(Rita)
「A room is a building, isn’t it?」(Nagi)
「It might be, but so what?」(Rita)
「Yeah, it is good if it’s a building.」(Nagi)
I run towards the carriage and raise my fist.
Around the frame, I aim at the most solid partー!
「『Building Strike LV1』(Disabled destruction) !!」
Yeah, it was impossible after all.
The carriage advanced about 40 meters, its axle broke in the halfway and collapsed as it fell down horizontally.
It’s better even with just this distance from the 『Leviathan』.
「What!? W-wh-what was that!? 」(Rita)
「I pretended the carriage was a room, and I was wondering if I could move the carriage by using a skill that gives damage to the buildings, that’s what I thought but……… Isn’t it good that it moved? 」(Nagi)
「You, who the heck are you!? You are not just a normal heretic, aren’t you!? 」(Rita)
「In the first place, I’m not a hereticーtte, don’t worry about that, let’s hurry up and escape!」(Nagi)
Both of us start running.
The 『Leviathan』can’t move because its own tentacles become hindrance.
It just simply struggling at the lakeside.
The carriage had moved far enough from the lake.
I can just escape without having to fight but I also want to check Cecyl’s magic power.
If you give damage to the 『Leviathan』, it may drop some valuable items.
「Cecyl! shoot it!!」(Nagi)
While running, I shout at Cecyl who still kept chanting.
Beyond the darkness, Cecyl nods her head.
「『The incandescent volcano that burns in 16 direction, that isーFireball !!』」(Cecyl)
The ancient language『Fireball』exploded.
And the lake blew up.