Chapter 18 Earl VS Fairy
「You may fight using weapons, magic, or bare fists. The winning condition would be make the opponent faint or surrender. Got it?」
「I understand, Guild Master, I’ll keep that in mind」
Each of us readied our weapons. I don’t really have a particular stance or anything, but I still show a proper one. I am still covered by a hooded robe though. Arena is hiding inside the hood. By the way, our weapons are just iron swords.
「Well then, Begin!!」
The first to move was Astel-sama. He swings his weapon towards me while chanting a magic spell.
「My Sword, burn up into a blaze! Fire Sword!!」
A sword clad in flames! Sooo cool! I avoided it by jumping to the side, and the sword went straight to the ground, burning the area it struck. It was quite a powerful attack. Astel-sama immediately made his next move.
「Earth, swell up and rise!」
The soil where I landed rose up and I lost my balance. Then the same Fire Sword was coming for me. I tried parrying it with my iron sword.
My sword was easily chopped. Ah, the chopped area got melted by the heat… I won’t be able to use this anymore. I have been using this sword since the start of my journey up until now, but I guess it cannot be helped. I put away my weapon and took another sword out from my back.
「What is that sword…」
That sword he mentioned is a white sword. Literally white all over. Including the blade, the hilt and all other parts are all completely white. This is one of the weapons sleeping inside the depths of the storage room in the fairies town. It looks like a normal bladed weapon, but in reality it is not.
While casting with a special chant I stabbed the sword in the ground.
「Order of White, crush thy enemies in the name of your King! Knight Maker!」
A magic formation manifested centered at the place where the sword was stabbed, and then the sword slowly sunk into the formation. As I poured magic power, the magic formation spreaded out, and then a knight army clad in white began emerging. There were around 30 of them standing tall at a height of 2 meters. All of them were equipped with the same sword that I just used.
Astel returned to sanity earlier than those around him who were still shocked by the event, then tried attacking the nearest knight that was close to his place, but the knight reacted by completely blocking his attack. Even with his flaming sword hitting, the white sword didn’t budge. Then Astel-sama was pushed back and blown off a few meters. By the way, this are the stats of what threw him away.
Knight Maker () Lv.120
Race: Humanoid Doll
Skill: Sword Arts (B)
The power of the Knights created by this sword is all dependent on the amount of magic power used to make them, so it is useful as a wall. By the way, I used around 400,000 MP in order to reach this status.
The greatest advantage of these knights would be that they will keep on moving and would only stop once their HP reaches 0. Quite useful in a fight.
I didn’t really use it in the last request because my status was not yet known at that time, but well this time I can just pass it off as a magic tool that no one knows about, so I won’t be exposed, probably.
Astel-sama was being assaulted by the knights and was getting cornered because of the difference in status. Considering there is also the weight difference, his retaliations were halved, and my win is just in a matter of time. The knights will continue fighting the designated target you specify autonomously and their power will be in accordance to their status. And as expected, if there is a great difference in both status and skill, the result will be as follows.
The sword strike that Astel-sama delivered using his all was deflected and countered by the Knight making him let go of his sword. Then the knight’s sword was pointed at his neck. While haggardly breathing, Astel-sama raised his hands.
「Haaah…Haah… I’m surrendering.. It’s your win.」
「Huh, that… Father lost?…!」
Melchoira was staring at us after the conclusion of our fight. Errr… well it was you who told me to do this, you know. But well, she can definitely understand the power of Knight Maker…
Astel-sama was in a rugged condition after that. Well, if you think about it, fighting 30 of these at the same time and being able to last that long should be good enough.
With a pale face, Knight Leader Darius was trying to conceal his trembling limbs. Well, let’s leave him alone for now and go towards Melchora. I wonder what would be good to say in this situation.
「Melchora-sama, I received this request for you and your father. You may have ideals about your father, but there are many people way much stronger than him in this world. You can just admire him as a brave one, and keep that part of your father as is. It’s not like you admire your father just because he is strong, right?」
「Of course, I know about that!」
「If that is so, then can you leave it to me this time, I will beat all those who oppose you.」
I walked towards Darius along with the Knight Maker. The members of Darius’ group were overwhelmed by the Knight Maker and moved back as I came closer. It seems like it would be hard to talk to them when they are this intimidated, so I released the summon returning it back into a single sword and put it in my back.
「Well then, next will be against you」
「Wait, wait!! Do you think such a thing would be allowed in a duel!? That won’t display your battle skills.」
「This is a magic tool that works when supplied with my mana though. Also, it needs a lot of mana to activate. Haven’t you experienced fighting anyone using a magic tool in battle?」
「You, you! Ahhh…」
「Well, you don’t have to worry about that, because I won’t be using this in our battle. Your only opponent will be me.」
After I said those words, liveliness seems to have returned to Darius’ face. It looks like he felt that there was room for him to win. The groupies who backed away also looked relieved and came back near us.
「Then, be sure not to regret that you didn’t use it!」
By the way there is still one thing I would like to clarify first.
「Hey, why were you aiming for Melchora-sama?」
「Haaaa? Isn’t it quite obvious?」
Darius sneered and spoke out while grinning.
「If I am able to acquire her, I can of course be the next successor of the Earl, and I will also be able to control the adventurers guild. I can put all the adventurers in this town under my control. What else do I have to think about when I can control the whole town myself. 」
「In other words, it was not love at first. Sigh. huh…」
「What, are you expecting me to love such a brat? I can just have the maids service me while I keep her inside the house till she grows up.」
Well aren’t you blurting out everything that I expected. It was to take the Earl’s position after all. Even if you get married, won’t Astel-san be able to just take in another child from other houses to inherit the position? That way, won’t your plans collapse all together? I wonder if he is aware of that. I am interested just how low his INT stat is.
Darius (28) Lv.153
Skill: Sword Arts (A) Shield Arts (B +) Spear Arts (B) Swift Movement (C +) Four Attribute Magic (B)
His INT is really low!! Since all other statuses are in 4 digits, isn’t this guy just a complete muscle brained idiot?
(By the way, I wonder how much INT Arena has now?)
This child kept on playing shougi inside my hood when she had free time. It is kind of worrying about what influence it would have. And so I tried checking her status.
Arena (3) Lv.97
【Inherent Skill】 Fairy Magic(Water),
Skill: Concealment (B), Parallel Thinking(C-)
Isn’t that too high!! What the? Could it be… shougi is probably raising her INT in just that short amount of time? No, Arena’s concentration on that for so long is scary! If it’s like this, everyone in Fairy Town might be in the same state. Well, I don’t really have to worry about that… Maybe I should contact Testania-san later?
「Hey, you hear me, get ready now!」
「Oops, sorry I was thinking about something」
「Arena, can you try saying something difficult?」
「Umm…??… Hmmm… Shikijakyuzekyu?」
「Okay, there’s no problem, because it’s CUTE!!」