Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? – Elf Village Battle 4

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Elf Village Battle ④

【Ronant】

The barrier is broken, and the army begins to advance.
However, the way the barrier breaks has a sense of incongruity.

「Teacher, what’s wrong?」
「Umu. How do you see the way the barrier breaks just now?」
「As expected, did Teacher also feel unnatural?」
「There’s no way that I can’t see through it when you can see through it」

Even my foolish apprentice had the sense of incongruity, so it’s certain.
That doesn’t seem to be destroyed by the great magic prepared by here.
Although that great magic was an advanced magic formula that I don’t even know, the abilities of the magicians who handle it are poor.
Although it’s said that they are the magicians of the church, I can only see that they are swung around by the magic with that skill.

However, then, what cause the barrier to break?
At the moment when the magic hit the barrier directly, a different shock seemed to be added to the barrier.
If that’s the case, is there something that’s acting as well as us?
The purpose?
Is it the Elves’ feint to pretend so?
If that’s the case, it’s dangerous to continue marching, but, fumu.

「We will take separate actions than the main army from here. Come」
「Eh!? Wha-, Teacher!?」
「Don’t worry. That idiot Yuugo doesn’t see the whole. Even if we take separate actions, he won’t notice it」
「Is it such a problem!?」
「I think I will at least leave a messenger」
「There!?」

My intuition is saying it.
I must confirm the mysterious existence that destroyed the barrier.
Then, there’s no need to hesitate.
From the way the barrier breaks, I calculate backward the approximate position.
We began marching to there.

However, we receive continuous the attacks from everywhere in the forest, and we were confined quickly.
The Elves shot magic and arrows from the gap of the trees.

「I see. Even though our footing is bad and the march can’t advance, they can have the upper hand by using the trees. This means that the whole forest is a huge trap」
「Teacher, don’t feel admired, and please do something!」

The apprentices fight back to the Elves’ magic desperately.
The progress of the battle is equal.
Although there’s damage here, there’s no dropouts among the foolish apprentices.
I’m slightly disappointed.

「Elves are only to this extent, huh?」
「Teacher? Do you hear what I’m saying?」

If the Elves are excluded, the world’s strongest magician.
Although that’s my present evaluation, I’m made to realize that the evaluation was wrong after looking at the Elves actually.
It’s a good evidence that they can only fight with the foolish apprentices at an equal degree.
Elves are not my enemy.

「Hmph」

I construct magic.
Activate.
A Elf is shot through by my magic, and dies.

「Are you satisfied with this?」
「Y-Yes」

I annihilate the Elves, and begin to walk in the silent forest again.

「What speed of magic construction」
「Although there’s that too, is it possible to create that amount of magic instantly?」
「No, in the first place, that magic should not have the function of pursuit. To apply additional effect in the magic, that person is a genius after all」

It’s deplorable that they are excited about a child’s play of this level.
Mu?

I prevent the flown magic.
I see.
Quite a power.
The dexterity is different from the Elves who I annihilated just now.
Reinforcement, huh?
I confirm it with “Thousand Miles Eyes”.
Similar to the Elves just now, the strategy that makes the trees as the shield and attack from a long distance is unchanged.

This is a slightly intense opponent for the apprentices.
Well.
Let’s get a little serious.

I construct magic.
The number is ten times of just now.
The power is double.
Because there’s a distance, I raise the pursuit function.
Although I understood that the Elves hold their breath, there’s no reason to show mercy.

The magic that I shot pierce the Elves’ bodies.
Although some of them deploy defensive magic, they are pierced together with the magic.
Although some of them shoot magic to offset it, it’s pierced without being able to offset it.
Although some of them try avoid it and escape, they are caught up by the pursuing magic.

I Transfer.
In front of me who transferred is the only one among the Elves who prevented my magic.
However, it was not completely prevented, and the body was covered in blood.

「Even the Transfer is mastered, you monster」
「I’m not a monster. You are only weak」
「Bullshit」

The Elf exerts his last strength and constructs magic.
Slow.
The activation of my magic that starts after that was faster, and the Elf dies easily.

「It’s splendid」
「Nonsense. Even if you defeat an opponent of this degree, there’s nothing that can be boasted」
「It’s the Elves, you know? It’s said that they far exceed the Humans if it’s the magic skill. It’s only the Teacher who can slaughter easily like this」
「If it’s that person, they can be killed more easily. If it’s this, the recent Hero is more stronger」
「Teacher, why did you withdraw at that time?」

I think a little to the apprentice’s question.
Certainly, like my apprentice sees through my mind, I might win if I use all my power.
Although if it’s me alone, the winning rate is half, if I match with my apprentices, we might be able to win.
However, I didn’t intend to make that bet.

I’m also naive.
I didn’t want to see the appearance of my apprentices dying.
And also, the appearance of the Hero dying.

I have one apprentice.
The apprentice who I was not able to finish bringing up with this hand because of the political thing and various ties.
The period that we were together is only 13 days.
An owner of talent that might develop more if I put him nearby.
Although that fought mainly with a sword, if I had to say, that had talent in magic.
That’s why, if I raise him with this hand, he might not be defeated by the Demons.

All of these are not assumptions.
There was hardly anything that can be taught in 13 days.
But still, the previous Hero Julius is my best apprentice without a doubt.

It’s a fact that I’m told to teach him by that person.
However, after I begin to teach people, I feel that I have found something important.
Did that person foresee this to come?
I don’t know.
I can’t foresee that person’s real intention.

I was able to confirm that the younger brother of my ex-apprentice grew up splendidly.
And, if one were to say that the feeling of guilt that I didn’t lead Julius properly fade, it’s different, but there was an emotional thing.
That’s why, there was no choice of fighting in that place.

「It’s a whim」
「Haa」

I evade it suitably to deceive the real intention.
Well, if I meet with that Hero the next time, it might be good to train him a little serious.
Although a defeat is certain if it’s pure power, if I’m not obsessed with winning, there are many ways to do it.
I could be able to teach him that there’s also a way to fight without losing.
Although I don’t know whether we will meet again or not.
For the time being, the first thing to do is to survive this battlefield.


 

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7 Responses to Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? – Elf Village Battle 4

  1. Earl says:

    lately kumo is getting confusing

    • RoflCat says:

      Feel free to post what you think is confusing and we can try to answer.

      Some will be speculation (like that MA power thing)

  2. Durothil says:

    I agree, i feel like the timeline of the story is getting a bit blurry and tangled up ;o

  3. Imstarving says:

    No, I think this chapter is the middle aged dude, not kumo-chan

  4. Charles says:

    It’s the wizard, who was her “apprentice” in the labyrinth for a while, who she gave Julius to to save and train into a meal worth having. This is in the S timeline, though that part is pretty obvious.
    I’m confused on some specific points, but the time isn’t that bad, really.

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