Itai no wa Iya nanode Bōgyo-Ryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu - Chapter 466
Defense Specialization and the Final Battle (3)
In front of the royal castle protected by Kanade. The exploding black spark reduced all the buildings in the vicinity into rubble, transforming the castle town into a desolate wasteland.
“[Super Acceleration] [Slow Field] [Destruction Cannon]!”
The difference in speed was widened by acceleration and deceleration. Kanade dodged Mii and Velvet’s attacks, maintained a distance from the enemy’s vanguard that was trying to weave through the storm of disaster, and swallowed a player who couldn’t escape with a shining white laser.
“You do have everything!”
“Yes, this much is nothing. [Death Scythe]!”
As Kanade declared, a blood-stained scythe was pressed against Velvet’s neck.
“As expected, you have a quick reaction.”
Just before the scythe could decapitate her, Velvet bent her upper body to dodge.
If it was unpredictable, there was no choice but to avoid it with a quick reaction.
“Mii, I don’t know if I can hold out any longer—!”
“Velvet, I can try to create a gap for you to slip in, but what do you think?”
After receiving suggestions from their respective guild members, the two decided to take risks and attack.
Who knew how long Kanade’s jet-black spark would last. Regardless, they didn’t have much time to spare, so they couldn’t be preoccupied with Kanade forever.
Velvet accelerated the allies around her, and several of them charged towards Kanade. In the meantime, Mii rode Ignis and soared into the sky.
Kanade restricted their movements with huge vines, before conjuring a tornado. If they stopped, the jet-black spark would engulf them. However, facing Velvet’s thunderstorms, Kanade had the same risk. Therefore, he tried to stay out of range as much as possible.
“[Cover Move] [Cover]!”
To shield Velvet, they conjured a gust of wind that swallowed the jet-black sparks that threatened to swallow her.
“That was a great help!”
Velvet briefly thanked them and lunged towards Kanade. To defeat Kanade. It was the only thing she could do to repay those who’d protected her.
“[Dash] [Super Acceleration]!”
Velvet suddenly accelerated and closed in on Kanade, who was within the rain of lightning.
“[Large Scale Magic Barrier] [Grand Lance]!”
The barrier blocked the lightning, while the rock spear protruding from the ground hindered Velvet’s advance.
However, Velvet nullified Kanade’s attack with her skill and reached him.
Leaving only his afterimage, Kanade teleported backward.
As a result, Velvet’s punch didn’t land, but the other players casted some spell to stop Kanade in his tracks.
Waves of flames—the casters appeared to be the members of the [Kingdom of the Flame Emperor]. Has the number of players decreased by about a third? Still, there were still players who could wield powerful magic.
However, even though it was a powerful magic, the distance made it possible for him to dodge.
After evading, Kanade turned his attention to Velvet’s thunderstorm as the waves of flames lingered.
“[Roar of Thunder]!”
A pillar of lightning spread from Velvet. Due to the rigidity of the skill, it advanced while incinerating everything in its wake—including the players who covered Velvet.
Velvet and the others were aware that victory came with a cost. The victims were those who decided that they had no choice but to become collateral to ensure that the strategy was successful.
When Kanade was distracted for a moment, Mii, who didn’t show any signs of movement, casted a gigantic flame prison to ensnare him.
“I don’t have any invincible skills left…”
Kanade’s assertion was correct. Therefore, he also knew that he didn’t have the skills to overcome that situation. As the fire swallowed him whole, Kanade looked at his decreasing HP and smiled.
“Hm, if I could be as nimble as Sally, I might have won.”
“If there are two people who can do such a thing, it’ll be a serious issue!”
“Hehe, that’s right.”
Even so, he was able to buy some time. Thus, Kanade disappeared, entrusting the rest to Maple and the others.
Velvet took the lead and charged for the royal castle.
There was no one nearby because Kanade had developed a territory that no one could ever step into.
“Mii! I want to strike first!”
“Okay, I’ll burn the players inside the castle.”
“Leave the frontline to me!”
A player who realized that Kanade had been defeated launched a magical attack to send him as far away from the royal castle as possible.
By the time the skill was no longer active, the event would probably be finished. A bolt of lightning shone above Velvet, who’d unleashed her full power, as she waited for the moment to release the mightiness of the thunder god.
She wouldn’t let anyone escape. With that spirit, Velvet leaped forward.
A pillar of lightning that connected Heaven and earth. While using their skills to cover themselves, the members of the [Thunderstorm] charged without hesitation.
As a guild master, Velvet’s fighting style, which to make the most of it, was ingrained in her body.
“Don’t let any of them escape!”
Players who got caught up in lightning were blinded even if they survived. The basic cooperation with Velvet was to quickly enclose the enemy players and defeat them after their invincibility was gone.
After the light subsided, no players were left alive. Originally, it was a skill that was followed by a coordinated attack. Therefore, almost no one stood a chance.
Besides, if they ran away, they wouldn’t be able to catch up with Velvet and the others, who were aiming for the throne. Even if they returned, defeating a player who was chasing after them from behind shouldn’t be a problem.
“As expected of you guys! How dependable!”
“There’s no time to talk, let’s go!”
Velvet and the others ascended the stairs and went straight to the throne. Mii, who rode Ignis and reached the top of the hill ahead of her, wrapped herself in the fire of the phoenix.
The surging flames burned out the front of the entrance, melted the door, and filled the inside of the royal castle. There was no escape from Mii’s attack, which plunged all nearby rooms into hellfire. Anyone within range was reduced to ash in an instant.
Right now, they didn’t even have time to clear the place.
“Mii! Let’s head in!”
“Yes! Take the shortest route!”
The structure of the castle was in her head. Run through the corridors, up the stairs, turn around the corners—
—At that moment.
“[Cover Move] [Cover]!”
“Aah, I wish I could just faint…”
Frederica was waiting in a particularly spacious corridor with many passages leading to other rooms on the left and right. The throne room sat right behind her.
However, she wasn’t just standing there for no reason.
In front of her, was a huge line of tower shield-wielders, including Chrome.
“Why are you here!?”
“Haha, it was a pleasant flight.”
The sphere Yui shot landed exactly near the royal castle. After that, they rushed to that place as Kanade bought some time.
Thanks to Kanade’s tenacity, they managed to arrive in time.
“I have no choice but to do it! Necro, [Burst Flame]!”
“[Multi-Flame Bullets]! Knots [Amplification] [Round Chorus]!”
The enemy’s tower shield-users blocked the flames fired by Chrome and Frederica, and were engulfed in flames.
There was no space to evade—but the same went for Chrome and the others.
Fire and thunder ran throughout the entire passage. They had to put their mind into it. In order to buy as much time as possible, they sacrificed one person to save another. While the number of attacks was halved, they managed to protect Frederica, the source of damage, to the fullest.
“Just be careful when slipping through!”
They fended off the players who charged forward.
Chrome stood in front of Velvet while raising his tower shield and holding a dagger.
“[Heavy Double Strike] [Chain Lightning Strike]!”
After receiving two consecutive hits with his tower shield, a burst of lightning blew a chunk of Chrome’s HP.
“[Spirit of Light] [Cover]!”
Chrome nullified the damage and overcame the wave of flames while protecting Frederica. However, Velvet, who zapped through the flames, threw a sharp hook at the end of his invincibility period.
“Heh, it seems that I’m out of luck.” (Velvet)
Chrome made a bitter expression as he deflected Velvet away with his shield. Instead of [Dead or Alive], he resorted to [Indomitable Guardian].
“I’ll take you down!” (Velvet)
“Necro [Weight of Death]!”
“[Multi-Flame Bullets] [Multi-Wind Blades]!”
Frederica’s magic reaped the lives of many players. Even so, the tower shield-users who protected Frederica by casting magic without hesitation were sinking one after another.
“[Heaviest Attack]! [Electric Discharge]!”
Velvet sidestepped to avoid Chrome’s shield and blew Chrome away with her punch. With magical fire support, all his HP was depleted.
Chrome hit the wall as he suffered from the consecutive attacks of Velvet’s lightning.
[Dead or Alive] could only block so much damage. Chrome’s vision began to get darker.
“Damn, she’s well prepared this time.”
As Chrome disappeared, Mii’s fireball flew towards Frederica.
“You’re mine!” (Velvet)
When Frederica focused on blocking Mii’s attacks, Velvet closed the gap and hit her from the side. Due to the impact, Frederica was blown to the side.
Frederica, who was a pure magician, couldn’t withstand the attack, and fell motionless, her armor lying on top of her.
With the throne right in front of her, Velvet advanced forward.