I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 159
Chapter 4-5. Unexpected Enemy
Diving into its bosom, Alena immediately swung her kodachi to the side and attempted to strike a blow.
The orc, however, does not seem to want to be beaten all the time, and uses the remaining armor on its arms to repel the attack.
Alena was still unable to evade the attack in time, and was hit directly by it.
Alena, who had lightened her own weight by manipulating gravity, was easily flung to the side.
However, thanks to Reizen’s 【 Substitution】 skill, she did not seem to suffer any damage at all, but without the substitution, she would have been injured for sure.
” 【 Heavy weight】 !”
When Alena shouted this at the orc, the arm the orc had just swung slammed into the ground.
I thought that the orc had been struck by manipulating the gravity on the orc, but a closer look at the arm showed that the kodachi that Alena had been holding earlier had been deeply stabbed into the arm.
It seemed that she had thrust it into its arm before getting flung away.
“Okay, Alena’s turn is over.”
” Eh! I can keep going!”
“But. You were blown up earlier, weren’t you? If it weren’t for my skills, Alena’s little body would have been obliterated.”
What Reizen said was right.
Reizen can tell how much damage the other person has suffered through the substitution.
That blow was probably a fatal strike for Alena.
Nevertheless, that is as it should be.
She had just received a blow from such a huge monster.
Even me, if I were to be seriously attacked, I could see where I would get hurt, and there was no way that Alena would not be injured.
Alena retreated sullenly, and passed the baton to Reizen.
“Alright! It’s showtime!”
The orc was in such a defenseless state that he just walked towards the orc without any stance or anything.
The orcs launched a series of fists at the defenseless Reizen and attacked him in rapid succession,……, But Reizen didn’t even bother to block the attacks.
Yeah. Keep in mind for a moment that he’s nuts.
Only someone like him could fight like that.
After confirming his opponent’s strength, Reizen stored up power in his fist and thrust it out in one go.
” 【 Explosive (Blaze) Fist! 】 “
“!? Don’t use fire, you idiot!!”
I thought I heard a crack and a dazzling flash, and now I heard a roar.
Before I could finish, I heard the roar, and Reizen was turning the orcs into mincemeat, swinging his fists as he pleased, without slowing down his attack.
As soon as the sound subsided, I jumped out from the bushes where I was hiding and expanded my Haze manipulation to assess the current situation.
Fortunately, the damage was limited to a few scorched trees, and it didn’t look like it would turn into a wildfire, but I decided to water the area with my infinite water manipulation just in case.
Alena, who was nearby during Reizen’s attack, also seemed to be safe.
“Phew. ……. What are you thinking, Reizen! You need a bigger place or you’ll burn the forest! You’re going to make the same mistake as that Houen or whatever he’s called!”
“Ummm-excuse me …… pa …… pardon me …… uhmmm Alena? Can you please let me off?”
While I was dealing with the aftermath, Alena seemed to be punishing Reizen with heavy weigh.
Since she was about to be caught in the middle of Reizen’s attack, it was understandable that Alena was angry, so I decided not to bother them.
However, it seems that Reizen was not really affected by the attack, he was only unable to move.
His leg was stuck in the ground, but he didn’t seem to be bothered by that, and kept apologizing to Alena.
“Stay there for a while and reflect.”
Good grief ……. What were you going to do if the fire had spread to the trees?
Worst case scenario, you’d end up losing the Hipo grass, which isn’t easy to find. ……
Alena’s skill lasts until she is a certain distance away or the other person is unconscious, so both of us decided to move on.
I don’t think we’ll have to worry about anything going wrong as long as Reizen was around.
“So? Why is Alena still floating around?”
“Maybe she got some skills from the fight earlier.”
“……… what skill is it?”
” 【 Levitation】 .”
It appears that Alena has acquired a new skill.
I think that dictionary said that people acquire skills through practice.
I was a little surprised when Alena suddenly started gliding through the air, because I didn’t know it was possible to acquire such a skill during battle.
However, since this skill seems to allow her to go left, right, up and down at will, I feel that if she can use it for evasion, she will have no problem with her current fighting style.
If anything, she may be able to fight without using that gravity dome.
I was going to give her a warning about her fighting style, but I thought it would be better to let her try it out and realize it for herself, so I will refrain from giving her a note at this time.
After walking for a while, we found a group of hipo grass growing in the area.
It seems that hipo grows in sunny places, and this area is a bit more open.
From now on, it will be easier to find them if we focus on open and sunny areas.
However, this location is quite far from the Kingdom of Salettana, and it would be difficult for a novice adventurer to come here.
With the orcs we had seen earlier, it would be suicidal for a novice adventurer to come this far.
But, we had finally found some hipo grass. Let’s quickly collect it and return to the Kingdom of Salettana.
“You can tell the poz grass apart now, can’t you?”
“Good. As I always say, don’t pick the young sprouts, okay?
Alena and I set out to get the hipo grass.
This time, we plan to collect all of the fully grown hippo grass, but we will not give it to the guild.
I’m going to go to the apothecary around the area and see how much they are willing to pay for the extra hipo grass I got this time.
This is just out of curiosity and to see how much the guild is ripping me off for knowing the market price of this herb.
Besides the Poz grass, I’m very curious to know how much they are trying to rip me off.
(Fui : yes, he repeated what he said several times in JP)
“!? What’s wrong Alena!”
As I was picking hipo grass while lost in thought, I heard Alena’s scream.
I immediately looked in her direction and saw a huge green mass moving slowly toward us.
“The heck is that!?”
Alena seems to be safe and immediately rushes over to us.
I laughed a little when I saw that she had a large amount of hipo grass firmly in her arms, although I was surprised, but I braced myself for the fact that this was not the time for that.
I feel like I haven’t used it in a very long time. ……
Hey, voice of heaven. What’s that?
-Big Heal Slime-
A slime that has evolved by continuously absorbing hipo grass.
Its recovery ability is several hundred times faster than that of ordinary slime, and its life force is abnormally high.
Since it preys on all the hipo grass around it, adventurers are required to report it to the guild if they find it.
Big heal slimes will split up and increase in number if they prey on a sufficient amount of hipo grass.
From the explanation I get from …… apparently this big heal slime is the reason for the lack of hipo grass at …….
When I went to the guild, I did not hear any explanation about this fella, so maybe the guild is not aware of his existence yet.
It would be best to go back and have them investigate as soon as possible.
It would be better to kill him right there, but unfortunately I don’t think I have the necessary skills to do so.
If I could use it, I would probably use …… 【Strong Acidic Poison Fang】 or …… 【The consequences of Cast Off】.
What are the criteria to use…… 【Strong Acidic Poison Fang】?
I don’t know if it will work on an opponent that I haven’t dealt with, but I think I’m going to use it for now …….
It’s nothing harmless, but I thought it would be a good idea to suddenly throw a skill at somebody who hasn’t done anything to me, but this skill is too scary because it’s not well explained.
I need to know at least a little bit about what kind of skills they are.
“Alena, stay back.”
“……【The consequences of Cast Off】”
When I used it with the greatest fright, the Big Heal Slime was deformed.
It seemed to be being tossed around as if it were being manipulated by something, being stretched, smashed, and cut up.
I had no idea what was going on, but the attack seemed to ignore the regenerative ability of the Big Heal Slime, and the injured area did not heal at all.
I have no idea why that is, but I was relieved that the attack seemed to be working at least.
But it was …… kinda gore.
Eh? W-what’s going on? What in the world have I done?
I mean, that Big Heal Slime should be defeated since I used my skill but its still ongoing. What the hell is going on!
Eh? What the hell!
Alena’s face is turning blue and she’s feeling nausea, and me, who actually invoked this skill, is actually feeling nauseous, too.
The scary thing is, I’m scared because I don’t know what the hell is going on.
Big Heal Slime is being stretched and torn apart and then slammed down on it and ground into the ground.
The green liquid that splatters each time is splattered as if it were fresh blood.
After a while, the mysterious …… something that I had summoned seemed to stop torturing the Big Heal Slime, and the Big Heal Slime did not move after that.
【You have gained experience. Your lvl. is now 5.】
“………… what’s that?”
“…… why Ouren also didn’t know what that was?”
“Because …… There was no explanation in the skill description.”
Perhaps, …… this skill has the power to make the target organism lose its abilities.
The Big Heal Slime is supposed to have a good recovery speed, but it didn’t activate it.
I think this skill is something that makes the creature lose what it must have as an …… organism, making it an outcast of its own.
Though it’s kinda cringe to explain …….
That said, I have no idea what that mysterious something that put a twist on the Big Heal Slime was!
“I’m going to seal this skill off …….”
“Yea. Shall we go home?”
“Okay. But first, I’m gonna take them all.”
Me and the others picked the hipo grass, then caught up with Reizen, whom we followed, and walked back to where the Starhorse was.
On the way back, we didn’t forget to pick a few Hitro fruits.
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