ITS OVER SEVEN THOUSAAAANNNND!!! OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH I’M LITERALLY CRYING HERE!!! In only a couple hours you’ve more than QUADRUPLED my total view count since I’ve made the site, and beaten my daily view record BY OVER FIFTEEN TIMES!!!! (Previous record 308).
*sniffle* who knew that a sloth like me could have such wonderful group of readers like you guys?
Special shout out to Natsume for introducing me to Novel Updates.
There’s a bonus chapter coming later!😀
* * *
Several streaks of lightning arced from the thundercloud, obliterating zombies left and right.
The decayed church always has cloudy weather.
Its chant is quite long, even if it’s to use a spell like Black Thunder, if the conditions aren’t met it’s impossible to use. Though if all my opponents are slow-moving zombies…
That’s all the Great Magic that the me of this time can use.
Even though the magic consumption is better than the time I battled the thieves, it still takes about 70% of my magic pool.
So I better start meditating.
Even if it’s enough to defeat them with White Ball, I need to stay accustomed to using difficult systems like Green and Sky.
If I’m at a high level, but suddenly have to use one of the difficult systems, I want to avoid only being to use them at a low level.
Recently, with Black Thunder as the center, I’ve also been experimenting with other spells.
Although White Ball is still my main spell in this area.
After I finished meditating it was time to make another train, I could see a distant swarm of zombies gathering in the shadow of the building.
Wait… I think I can see something amidst the mobs.
If I looked closely I could make out the details, wielding a bishop’s staff and a gilded crown, was a skeleton with a billowing red cloak.
It’s dark eye sockets were empty, but unexpectedly I could feel a strong will when I looked into them.
“The King of Death…”
The boss of the Decaying Church.
It appears after a fixed period of time, the usual monsters that spawn can’t even be compared to its strength.
Its outer shell is covered with powerful magic that can shrug off most attacks, subduing it won’t be easy.
It might be tough, but the reward would be a huge, HUGE amount of experience, as well as a high chance of dropping rare items that can be sold for a good price.
Basically I can’t defeat it alone, I need to fight in cooperation with a party, as I am now I can’t do anything to it.
Though I said that, there are stories of people defeating boss monsters solo, as long as they kept their magic consumption in check and made careful preparations, it is possible.
“If I remember correctly, Master also used to hunt boss monsters in his earlier days.’”
It might come straight for me the moment I set foot in its domain.
With a grin and a small chuckle, I muttered ‘I’ll be back’ under my breath and teleported away in the opposite direction.
Watching Zeph run away was a girl standing in the shadow of a tree.
“He was… probably a mage from the city of Nanami.”
Said the girl as she checked the results of Scout Scope.
「Red」Magic level: 12/62
「Blue」Magic level: 11/87
「Green」Magic level: 13/99
「Sky」Magic level: 12/89
「Soul」 Magic level: 15/97
“Zeph huh… He’s not too bad but…”
The girl held up a hand to the mass of zombies, and casted Blue Gale.
A tornado smashed into the zombies, throwing them up into the air as if dancing.
“He’s nothing big if he ran away from something of this level~♪”
Suddenly, next to the laughing girl a black sphere of magic exploded.
Immediately after, while raising a small scream to the burst of magic behind her, the girl looked towards the tornado and saw her assaulter advancing towards her. The King of Death.
After using a Great Spell of the Blue System like Blue Gale, she didn’t have the concentration to cast teleport immediately.
The girl jumped back, but her Blue Ball spells couldn’t stop the progression of the King of Death.
As it drew closer, her feet froze at the sight of its expressionless skull face… and was able to recite teleport at the last minute.
Losing sight of the girl, the King of Death resumed wandering its domain.
*Ha~tsu… Ha~tsu…* “That was way too close…”
(TN: Heavy breathing sounds)
And leaned on the wall, girl wipe the forehead while seen in the sideways glance the king of the dead, he smiled a triumphant smile.
The girl leaned on the wall, wiping the sweat off of her forehead, and while she gave the King of Death a sideways glance, a triumphant smile appeared on her face.
“Th-that’s right! Its not like I was the only one to run away! That kid also tried to fight and he ran, I only panicked because I wasn’t expecting a foe like you! So until we meet again, my sweet!”
In a corner of the Decaying Church, a pitiful excuse could be heard, but the beings it reached weren’t only the zombies.
–A few days later.
I usually go to sleep as soon as I reach school everyday, but I wasn’t going to sleep today.
The classroom was noisy as usual, but that’s not why I was awake.
On the first floor of the school, near the staff room.
A powerful torrent of magic power could be felt from there.
For the few who have magical powers in this country, it would be easy to notice them even from a distance.
A magician like this was probably quite the spell caster.
They were probably here for me.
When I teased my classmates previously, normally there would be a notification posted about how I could use magic, but in reality I’m still not widely known by the masses.
In a small country town like this, information spreads quickly.
If there was a mage at the school. The Mage Association, Guild, Mercenaries etc. would all come to scout me into their organizations so I could be of some ‘use’.
Although right now I have neither money, nor connections, if someone were to gauge my abilities, I would already have the strength of an average adventurer.
For what one would call a young genius mage, there would be many admirers.
If I joined an organization somewhere, hunting would become much more efficient.
Forget making a livelihood, I’d have enough support to leave this town if I wished.
I’d feel a little bad for mom, but its my life. I’ll do what I want with it.
*Kukuku* While I laughed, still lying down on the desk, the classroom door opened with a rattle, and Claire-sensei entered.
Claire-sensei’s face changed while surveying the classroom, eventually stopping her gaze at me.
Of course, that was because the guest she brought is here for me.
“Oh? Zeph is awake for once? That’s rare.”
To Claire-sensei’s irony, nobody laughed.
Well, everyone is scared of me afterall.
This happened with Claire-sensei oblivious to it all.
“Okaaay, everyone give a warm welcome to our new transfer student!”
That was a transfer student? No way, the magic power I felt a little while ago was as powerful… as mine.
While my mind was still unsettled, a girl entered through the door.
The girl had long blonde hair, tied with red ribbons into twin tails that softly swayed left and right.
She wore a fluttery white blouse, and a knee-length skirt, clothes that aren’t seen very often in the town of Nanami.
Both the boys and the girls raised their voices. ‘Oooooooohhhhh~~~’
The girl standing next to Claire-sensei smiled gracefully, gave a small laugh, and said:
“My name is Milly Reyad, nice to meet you all.”
A polite greeting.
A cheerful, bubbly personality.
She who was waving while cheerfully answering other’s questions, suddenly made eye contact with me.