Nattou T/N: It has been checked by senpai~ waii! senpai’s back ^0^ Do reread because I made a few ‘stupei(P4 reference =w=;)’ mistakes. I have a tendency to mistake who did who, the language makes it hard for me to differentiate because I come from the school of Chinese education, if you’re in front, you’re the one doing things…if you know what I mean( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) drafted:nattou, jp>en checked by madosenpai. Thank you senpai!
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A/N: This time around, it’s a monster battle.
Arc 3 Part 17 Time Does Not Wait
In the face of approaching enemy, the crowd of flying monsters and the dignified crawling moving fortress which resembles a huge centipede that exceeds a number of kilo in size, Ikaruga’s single large eye curved into the shape of a smile.
“Umu, this is a battle. I’ll have to as much fun as possible.”
From there, a dignified voice gave a self-introduction.
“Listen, you nameless small fries! My name is Ikaruga, the leader of 13 demon general of the glorious Imperial Crimson round table. By the command of Hiyuki-sama, this precious and beautiful master of mine, I come to subjugate you insurgents!! Surrender now if you’re scared by such power!”
In that instant, Ikaruga’s entire body released beams of rainbow colours. Infrared rays, visible rays, X rays, high frequency rays, electromagnetic waves, free electrons and such, a laser of every possible wavelength, looming over the enemy’s monsters, about to mow them down.
Half of them were annihilated, the half of them who were left was able to withstand it, on the contrary they had launched counters at Ikaruga.
“Fumufumu, as I thought, it’s tougher* compared to humans.”
To be honest, each of their single blow didn’t have that much power. However, because this one (Ikaruga) have overall length above 70 meter, if he receive all those attack at once, the damage is also big.
He blocked those with a barrier, furthermore, knocked them away with gravity ray.
The first group of enemies were replaced by the next as they were vanquished, the second group and Mukade moved. Raising their heads, they approached Ikaruga without pause.
Even the large Ikaruga seemed like a ball under a giant tree in the face of this fortress, but without any sign of panic he stayed at the same spot.
“If possible I would’ve wanted to play a little longer. The large one has approached. I bid you farewell.”
In an instant, at pointed ends of Ikaruga’s tentacles, darkness was born, and then the light in the space surrounding it warped due to gravity.
The next moment, the darkness that was condensed had destroyed them continuously in explosions, even the one around the corner was completely annihilated.
Along with the second challenging group of enemies, and also the front part of the centipede within the range was eliminated. Since the movable fortress was made of blocks, the places which were damaged were cut and separated. Although it halt for a moment, it raised its head once more, perhaps it was wary of the dimension slash, it kept its distance and shifted into long distance attacks with bombardments, beams, corrosive acid, etc.
“Quite tough isn’t it. Even so that kind of cowardly attack will not cause any damage to m…huh?!”
In that instant, the whirlpool of light from all direction swallowed Ikaruga.
Although he could counter it with barrier and gravity ray, but with unexpected damage, (be as it may less than 1% of the hp was reduced) Ikaruga’s looked with serious eyes, swiftly alert towards the surrounding area.
His eyes reflected the enemies that surround him in the form of pentagon, they resembled himself (More accurately, they were the type is the same as him, Yog-Sothoth. However, the size just about 20 meter, nothing but a normal pet size and level, a downgraded version), he narrowed his eyes in displeasure.
“…the same kind, huh? You who lack the power to think for yourself and used as a tool. I would like to immediately release you from your pain. …nope, that’s just paying lip service. Seeing you is like seeing the reflection of myself from a distorted mirror, I can’t take it anymore. Above all, I, was granted a name ‘Ikaruga’ by the princess, and I shall be the one and only. – Disappear, you inferior ones.”
This time, the light of the Dimension Slash blinks, and drowns out the Yog-Sothoth, but other than the one which was nearby was terminated, the others were able to balance it out with the same standard of Dimension Slash. The four left are staggering, still healthy.
“Fu-mu, it’s been a long time since I could go all out during a battle. How would I be able to expect that one hit didn’t manage to take them out. Although, one more strike – ”
At that time, 4 fallen stars from the skies flew down and clashed with Yog Sothoth’s only eye. Before that, they split into 4 directions like a blooming flower – however, with that much vigour, spears made of Oricalum were thrown, penetrating Yog-Sothoth’s body in the middle, releasing a large amount of kinetic energy.
The four that scattered had the same sort of form, immediately got ready with different spears, at the appearance of the four angels heading towards the rest of the enemies, Ikaruga had a bitter smile.
“Is it not the four season sisters, Tsubaki, Enoki, Hisagi, Hiiragi. Their abilities should be bestowed praises, and definitely not disappointing enough to grieve over it.”
By all rights, they are Principalities*. In terms of class, there were very few races with higher abilities compared to them. Yog Sothoth’s position is like the highest place in terms of strength. There is an absolute difference in strength but, I’ll show them by quickly reversing this situation.
This is the difference between those who have ‘Name’ and ‘motive’ and those who don’t. We’re the ones who are blessed. Unlike that foolish ruler, hime-sama was able to stay as she is.
And earnestly grumbling, that one Yog Sothoth, because of the four season sister’s attack in waves, went down and stood on the earth.
In that instant, to not leave an afterimage behind, as if dancing with godlike speed Iki went and smashed that large body right into two.
“UOOOO! I am Hiyuki-sama’s number one retainer, Iki! The very first who was honored with a name, as that bastard’s servant, I won’t forgive you if you were to step one foot closer to hime-sama. Everyone, all will be chopped!”
While shouting, the length of sword edges all over his body elongated, and he plunged into the midst of the enemy’s troops alone.
Even though the enemy’s monsters tried to attack, but they couldn’t catch up to him in the middle the free for all battle with that speed, the moment he’s in front of one’s eyes, they were cut into small pieces. The degree of speed turned it into a situation where they were half-killing each other due to friendly fire.
Not only that, Gaijin descended with a hundred summoned orc soldiers.
“Ora ora! My name is Gaijin. I received this name from hime-sama, this I, the owner of the Ramen Shop ‘Tonkatsu Emperor’. You morons who can’t even become my soup stock all are just trash ”
Orc soldiers and the enemies that were left entered what that seemed like a terrible free-for-all battle, suddenly before you could notice, a Golem that exceeded 4 meter, larger than Gaijin by a head, had struck towards those in front of his eyes.
In one shot, the face of Gaijin who receive a clean hit “Why, this greenhorn-”
Not showing that it had any effect, the both golem’s hand frame made sounds of cracking, then Gaijin that lowered his back and released a right punch* aimed at the golem.
Right away, even though both of the Golem hands were raised to defend, but Gaijin crushed those arms into pieces together with the golem in one punch.
“Your* punches earlier have no guts! Guts!”
And then, looking around the surrounding that’s crowded with monsters with a glare, he swung the shoulder that made a cracking sound.
“For your information, my fists are filled with my willpower and the love of hime-sama, increased the toughness by twice or rather a hundred times. Be prepared for it.”
Thus, the Souju who had were there for the finishing touch said, “Fumu fumu, the youth’s energy and rigourousness is great. I should go clean up the leftovers huh…”
While muttering this, he settled his roots on the ground.
All at once, the earth’s nutrient, water and magical power were absorbed, changing him into the form similar to a 15 meter large tree.
“As it’s only the wilderness, the limit is to this degree huh. Well then, as Hiyuki-sama’s second retainer, the one who granted Soujuu’s(my) name. I should not bring shame to that name.”
As it is, with a movement like sliding on the earth, from under his feet, roots in the shape of spears went in all directions, as if spears held readily were thrust out from the earth, accurately shooting through the monsters of the enemy, and in their body, plant-type poison was produced.
Those that died due to the pierce through the body similar to how the shrike impales their prey on the tree branches, those that narrowly managed to avoid from being stabbed in their vitals, those that were convulsing due to the poison flowing into them and died, and those who panicked and positioned at a distance to try and strike Soujuu’s main body, was somewhat launched into the air by arrows of thorn sprung from their whole body, furthermore, from their mouth, a breath of deadly poison was emitted like a curtain of fog.
While gazing at the speed of this one-sided annihilation from the sky, ‘good grief it’s my turn yet what’s left is just those who are the same kind, and that huge fortress’. As Ikaruga thought, in front of his eyes, the 2 Yog-Sothoth left, burst and splattered like an apple falling on the ground.
From there, Mikoto who flew with a nonchalant expression casted a heal on Ikaruga.
“Are you alright, Ikaruga-dono. You seem to have sustained some injuries?”
“This sort are scratches only. And more or less the ones who sustained wounds after battles are the ones who were in high spirits.”
“Is that so. Then, they’re unnecessary treatment?”
“Nah, I’m saved. I have to say my gratitudes. Also foremost, those on the ground entered a melee fight, we can only attack recklessly. Soon they won’t be able to fight anymore, probably.”
Moving around joyfully – Iki, Soujuu, Gaijin’s appearance, few Ikaruga looked with envy, casually, noticed Mikoto and asked.
“Speaking of which, I didn’t see Kokuyou around. Where is he?”
With a bothered expression, Mikoto turned her gaze downwards.
There were no small fries Kokuyou aimed for. He aimed for the main body.”
Realizing the meaning of that, in the moment Ikaruga returned his gaze to the headquarters of the enemy- the large movable fortress-
GANN! Forced up violently, starting from the central part of the movable fortress Mukade, unable to withstand the slash, numerous blocks were blown off, exploding in the air.
“It seems like it has begun.”
If you were to see it, the pavis on his left hand was pushed up, Kokuyou was standing with that stance, his right hand held a black-coloured lance, as it is he moved towards the back of the Mukade which has been divided into parts, this time charging to split the front to the back.
In a panic due to the hit to the top half of the body, the fragments attacked but, as if he felt nothing whatsoever, not even pain or itch, crossing over Mukade in a few kilometers, Kokuyou divided it as if cutting through butter with a butter knife.
“…oh dear. With this, it’s unlikely I will be able to have my turn(T/L: to show his true strength).”
“It seems to be so.”
Mikoto agreed with a smile.
“Afterwards there’s hime-sama’s issue on her side…”
Ikaruga shifted his gaze to the direction where Hiyuki was.
“Utsuho and Tsu are there too, that sort of small thing won’t be a problem I think.”
“Fumu. I think so too, but the opponent is a player, mustn’t underestimate the tricks they can use.”
“That is so.”
Mikoto nodded as she agreed, Ikaruga turned his gaze towards the direction they were facing.
(A/N:) Mostly this side “wouldn’t it become a match?” is what was expected but, yes, it did not turn into a match (laugh
(T/N nattou:) I am sincerely sorry for the lame mistakes made in this chapter. At least most of the body is right… ? hahaha…
- There is a saying in Japanese, 歳月人を待たず (Saigetsu hito wo matazu) Time waits for no man. The title is probably a shortened version of this.
- *tougher compared to humans. Initially I TL-ed it as ‘chewy’, but I went and checked again, it seems like the phrase can also mean that they’re ‘tough’. Ahaha…don’t kill me?
- Principalities: (in traditional Christian angelology) the fifth highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.
- let out a straight, written in katakana.
- Your fists have no guts – the ‘your’ which is used here implies that the person addressed is inferior to the speaker 手前ら temeera
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