I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 208
Chapter 5-10. Side -Houen- Start of Battle
A day has passed since the start of the march.
The plan is for the monsters’ army to approach us today.
We will do what we can in the meantime.
For today, the majority of the work will be done.
Those who are able to use magic will use their skills to dig up the earth and dig down to make mounds.
This seems to be quite hard work, and they often run out of magic power.
However, we need them to do their best here to keep them at bay.
These mounds are used to slow down large monsters, and small monsters are not considered in particular.
Today, on this day, we plan to exterminate the small monsters.
If we don’t, the defense won’t be able to hold out.
“Those of you who are in charge of the vanguard, rest while you still can! Take turns on the watch!”
I gave instructions as I flew through the air.
The adventurers who followed me this time were all reasonably skilled.
The work is proceeding at a very fast pace.
If things continue at this rate, we should be ready to go by the time the enemy arrives.
Coincidentally, since we are coming on foot this time, all of us are more or less exhausted.
We really wanted to use a magic circle to come all the way here at once, but I heard that using a magic circle to move 2,000 people is a heavy load.
Because I heard that that was an old one, …….
I heard that if it was a newer device, it would be possible to do that. ……
Well, it seems that only about five people can be transferred at once, and it’s not nice to let the church make money on it.
Besides, it would be a terrible thing if the wrong place is used for the transfer.
In order to reduce unnecessary losses, these units of the troops are basically going out on foot.
“Not to mention, everyone’s morale is high. ……”
I wonder what it is about this group of people who have nothing but confidence that they can win.
Although it’s insanely reassuring …….
W-well, I did raise their morale!
Of course I did.
“We’ll going to make the Knights pay for this!”
Oh, there you go.
The morale is still high, so there’s no problem there.
“Oh, what’s wrong?”
“We’re out of mana potions, does some team have any left over?”
“Then there should be a mana potion carriage on the right side! You can get it from there.”
We’re consuming a lot of mana.
We should have had a little more room to spare.
I wonder what’s going on with the wagons?
I wondered, and flew toward the carriage where the potions were prepared.
I went there and found that several adventurers were hurriedly carrying out the potions.
But they were almost all still piled up, as if they didn’t have enough manpower.
But why not use a wagon?
“Is everything alright?”
“Oh, Houen-san! Actually, the wheel of the wagon is broken. …… We are having a hard time transporting it.”
“Ah, so that’s what happened.”
Is there anything we can do about the deficiency at this time?
How could it have lasted this long?
Are there no spare wheels, nor any carriage that can be substituted ……?
“Okay. I’ll go gather people. You guys get the people who are not busy and ask them to help you. Tell them I sent you, and they will help you.”
There should be a spare group of adventurers who are scheduled to be in the vanguard now.
Sorry to interrupt your rest, but if the mound is not completed, it will be dangerous when they break through.
I flew through the air to the adventurers who were supposed to be taking a break.
I was able to find them quickly and was about to go down there when.
A rumbling noise came from one direction.
It was a magic tool that should have been in the possession of the one on guard.
It was supposed to signal the approach of the enemy. ……!
“All troops! Prepare for battle!”
I shouted to the adventurers as I flew low to the ground.
Meanwhile, the sound of the magic tools seemed to be increasing in number, so that no matter where they were, everyone could see the enemy’s position.
While flying at low altitude, I saw where the enemy must have been coming at us …….
They were definitely there.
As reported, they are all monsters that should be underground or in dungeons.
At a glance, the threat level is not that high.
They are monsters that can be dealt with by the adventurers here.
There is no problem there.
However, the number of monsters is still high, according to the report …….
“Isn’t the number larger than …… reported?”
That’s a swarm, a horde, even these word is too lukewarm to describe this situation.
It’s like a tsunami.
A tsunami of monsters
That’s the most appropriate way to describe it.
What a number.
I heard reports of about 10,000 ……, but this is not 10,000!
How many of them are there ……?
There could be as many as 50,000 or more.
“O-oi ……, what the hell is that ……?”
“I-I don’t know. ……. They are monsters, aren’t they?”
“There’s too many of them! What are we going to do about this?”
The moment they see this, their morale drops. ……
It can’t be helped, I didn’t really want to use it, but it was inevitable.
But first, I had to observe.
Thankfully, the enemy was moving slowly.
After all, they are monsters that are supposed to be in caves.
Their mobility seems to be slower on the ground.
If this is the case, we should be able to escape even with a horse-drawn carriage.
These monsters came with some various sizes, including large, medium, and small.
The most numerous are medium-sized ones.
The small ones are in the lead.
This time, it is our role to exterminate them.
We have to retreat as soon as we’ve taken care of those. ……
Even I, as a marvelous person, would not stand a chance but swallowed by these numbers
It would be wiser to annihilate everything on defense.
The vanguard is not going to be useful. ……
We’ll end up being pushed out by sheer numbers.
“Notify all forces! Vanguard units prepare to return! Mages, prepare to attack! Supply teams, pour the oil you brought onto the mounds! Quickly, hurry up, we’re running out of time! We’ll buy you some time, just hurry!”
“After I attack, the mages will begin their attack! Fire powerful magic until you run out of magic! As soon as the shooting is finished, retreat with the supply team! The vanguard unit should be able to proceed smoothly.”
After shouting, I flew high into the sky.
The only thing that could be seen was a black mass.
The forest is already in shambles as the large monsters are walking through the trees, ripping down trees as they go.
Despite their haste, the adventurers manage to communicate the information and get to work.
Morale had dropped dramatically, but hearing the word [retreat] boosted it up again.
The adventurers were very grateful for the presence of someone who could give them precise instructions.
“In the meantime, I’ll buy you as much time as I can. ……!”
This is the second time I’ve used this!
“Here I go, ……. Myth skill, 【 Bud of Crimson Lotus】 .”
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