Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 470
Bear-san, Fights The Orochi, Part 2
The fire raged with the Fire and Wind Orochi heads, and the wind gusts. The blazing flames on the Fire Orochi head’s were getting stoked more and more by the feeding of the wind.
The wind appeared to have intensified the flames that enveloped the neck of the Fire Orochi head.
But still, having the ability to have different attributes means Orochi has more than one magic stone in its body.
Monsters usually only have single attributes. A fire-type monster has a fire attribute, A wind-type monster has a wind attribute, and a non-elemental-type monster has a non-elemental attribute. In other words, this snake has four magic stones in its body.
“Wouldn’t it be better to revive the body and destroy the magic stone directly?” (Yuna)
I can’t help but think so.
If the magic stone gets destroyed, the source of its magic will be gone, and it shouldn’t regenerate anymore.
“The magic stones are not in the body, but they are embedded in the heads.” (Kagali)
Kagali-san said something unexpectedly.
“Its magic stones are in its heads? Not in its body?” (Yuna)
Magic stones are usually inside the body near the heart. That being said, I was made aware of this fact ever since I came to this world. You can harvest them with other materials when you defeat monsters in games. I’ve never thought about knowing the location of the magic stone, nor did I need to.
But as far as I could tell from watching Fina dismantling the monsters, the magic stone was definitely inside the body.
“How did you know the magic stones are in the heads?” (Yuna)
Perhaps she has defeated one of the Orochi’s elemental heads before?
“This is what I have deduced from our previous battles. From the flow of magic and the magic of the attributes, Mumroot and I at that time determined that each Orochi head had a magic stone with specific elemental attributes.” (Kagali)
“So there are four magic stones in total?” (Yuna)
If there is a creature with four large magic stones in its body, that alone would make it very strong. If those magic stones were the same size as the Kraken, it’d be like us engaging four Krakens simultaneously if you think of it that way, no wonder this giant snake has an insane regenerative ability.
I recalled that the Kraken also regenerated after I cut off its tentacles.
“No, I expect that there’s also a magic stone in the main body of the serpent. So, there should be a total of five magic stones.” (Kagali)
“Mumroot sealed it by suppressing the power of the magic stone inside its body. That’s why I had five seals to monitor. He was able to seal it, so that incident proved his theory correct. So I believe that there’s a magic stone in each of its heads.” (Kagali)
“Then, if we can destroy the magic stone in its head…” (Yuna)
We should still be able to defeat it.
“Mumroot is suppressing its body right now, so it should not be possible for it to supply magic from other sources. Therefore, if we can break the magic stone in each of its heads, we can defeat it.” (Kagali)
Oh, a wild hope came out.
“What’s with that smile?” (Kagali)
Apparently, I was grinning.
“Because if we destroy the magic stone inside the head, that means we can defeat it, right?” (Yuna)
“That is easier said than done. You can’t get close to the head because of the flames that envelope it. If you get too close, you will burn to death. The same is true with Orochi’s Wind attributed head. If you get too close, you won’t only get hurt; you will get cut into pieces! Even you’ve already seen it! Even if you do some damage, the wound will heal quickly.” (Kagali)
“I have a way to do it.” (Yuna)
After observing its attack pattern, I have learned a few things. I can defeat it if I attack the weak point, or rather, that’s where I’m attacking. The problem was that I was not sure if I could use the same method on Orochi’s wind attributed head. But we should be able to defeat the Fire Orochi head.
“Now then, let’s go and slay a giant snake.” (Yuna)
I stretch my body, bend it, then relax.
“Are you a total idiot? You’re risking your life for some other country. No one will complain if you run away, you know?” (Kagali)
“Ummm, that’s true, but… even though we only got to know each other. I understand how Shinobu and Sakura feel, and now, how you feel, Kagali-san, so I can’t just run away.” (Yuna)
And with my arrival here, Mumroot-san and even Ruimin were in danger.
If I had not come to the Land of Harmony, Mumroot-san would not have known about it.
But then, if I had not come, there would have been no hope of defeating the snake. Since we have come this far, we’re all in this together. I can only ask Mumroot-san to do his best. Ruimin said she would stay by herself, so I would say that her safety was her own responsibility, but it was still my fault. I also contacted Ruimin with my bearphone and made her meet Sakura.
“Besides, I have that door, so I can always escape.” (Yuna)
“That’s right. So, in case of an emergency, let me escape as well.” (Kagali)
Even if she said that, I don’t think Kagali-san would run away from it until the end.
If she were going to run away, she would have done so long ago.
“So, Bear Missy. How are you going to beat him? You have an idea, don’t you?” (Kagali)
“I have something I want to try. I’ll destroy the Fire Orochi head, so Kagali-san, I would like you to attract the Wind Orochi head.” (Yuna)
“Okay. I’ll take care of it.” (Kagali)
She accepted it without me having to explain.
Then Kagali-san presented her fist to me.
“C’mon now, make a fist bump. That’s what you do when you make a promise, right?” (Kagali)
So, there’s such a thing here too.
I also made a fist with my bear puppet and bumped it into Kagali-san’s fist.
“It’s embarrassing.” (Yuna)
“Yeah, I wonder who thought of such a thing?” (Kagali)
We charged toward the two Orochi heads. I ran towards the burning Fire Orochi head, and Kagali-san ran towards the raging Wind Orochi head.
It would be scorching without my bear equipment, but it’s pretty comfortable since I’m wearing it.
However, it doesn’t feel nice to see the vegetation and trees burned. If you do so for daily necessity, then it’s fine, but burning it simply for destruction wasn’t a good thing at all.
I lured it by circling the fire-type snakehead in a clockwise direction.
With a light glance in Kagali-san’s direction, I can see that she’s attacking the wind-type head, but she seems to be having some trouble because of the Fire Orochi head’s interference. The wind pockets around the neck of the Wind Orochi head kept interrupting her attack patterns.
Kagali-san was moving in the opposite direction from me to draw its attention. But not too far, there’s a building with either Ruimin or Sakura in that direction.
I don’t have much time to spend on the Fire Orochi head.
I released a water bear to draw the Fire Orochi head’s attention to me as I ran.
Look over here!
I pressed the water bear to the face of the Fire Orochi head. It reacted in disgust and glared at me.
The Fire Orochi head tried to bite me.
Its head turned towards me.
I timed my jump to the front of the Fire Orochi head.
“Bear Missy!” (Kagali)
Can she afford to look at me? While thinking so. I approached the head of the Fire Orochi.
I would have been roasted without the bear gear now that I had gotten this close.
When the Fire Orochi head opened its maw wide, magic power began to gather. The magical power was about to morph into a bright red flame. But there’s no way I would let it.
I stretch out my arm to create a big rock bear in its wide-open maw. If you saw a place where flames were being created, just to block it off.
The rock bear stood in the Fire Orochi’s open maw, blocking the place where magic was being gathered.
Magic could only be used when magic power was collected successfully.
If it’s in hand, the magic will be concentrated in the hand. The same can be said with accumulated magic via the feet.
The Fire Orochi head was releasing magic power from its entire neck and flames were coming out of its body. And another place where it collected magic power was in the maw when it breathed out flames.
Some monsters created fire somewhere in their bodies and spit it out. There were even items called fire bags, water bags, and lightning bags in video games. The rarest items were the flame pouch, the explosion pouch, the water stream pouch, and the torrent pouch.
However, this Orochi head was not creating flames inside its body. Rather, it’s converting magic power into flames by accumulating magic power inside its maw, and then it breathes out the fire from its maw. Therefore, if I blocked its maw, the Fire Orochi head wouldn’t be able to produce flames in its maw.
The Fire Orochi head tried to close its maw, but the rock bear was in the way.
It shook and thrashed its head from side to side, trying to get the rock bear out in its maw. I grabbed onto the rock bear so that I wouldn’t be shaken off. But then, the Fire Orochi head was about to slam its head into the ground to try to destroy the rock bear in its maw. I moved away before Orochi’s head hit the ground.
The Fire Orochi head repeatedly slammed itself into the ground in agony, but the rock bear did not dislodge or shatter.
It opened its maw even wider and tried to swallow the rock bear whole, but it couldn’t swallow the standing rock bear.
It tried to chew it up, but it couldn’t chew through the rock bear either.
I plunged into the head of the burning serpent to put a stop to it. I’m not afraid of its flames since I have already proven that it’s not hot.
I touched the rock bear still lodged in Fire Orochi’s maw and poured magic power into it.
The rock bear grew larger, and the maw of the Fire Orochi, which seemed to be opened to the maximum, expanded even more.
The Fire Orochi head began to shake in pain. I grabbed onto the rock bear to prevent myself from being flung off.
The flames that enveloped the neck of the Fire Orochi erupted even more intensely. But I poured my magic power into the rock bear and made it grow bigger. A groaning voice leaked from the crevice of the rock bear.
But I’m not stopping.
Part of the Fire Orochi’s maw was split open. Still, the rock bear’s gigantic size did not stop growing. Finally, it destroyed the Fire Orochi’s maws.
Ugh, it’s nastier than I thought.
The Fire Orochi head crashed with a loud thud to the ground with its maws destroyed. At that moment, the rock bear also rolled over.
I was about to say I’m glad I got it, but the jaws of Fire Orochi continued to be engulfed in flames and began to regenerate.
Wait, you’re going to play your resurrection card again?
But there’s no way I would let it.
I shot a water bear to extinguish the flames. That halted the regeneration. It seemed that it was being regenerated by the magic power of the fire after all. By extinguishing the fire at the place where it regenerates, the regeneration would not occur.
I shot an electric bear at the already dead Fire Orochi’s head. That gigantic carcass that had lost its regenerative ability got destroyed, and a large red object popped out.
At the same time, the fire-type snakehead’s movements slowed, fell to the ground, and became motionless.
When I approached and checked the red object, I found out it was a magic stone.
The fire Orochi head, which had lost the fire magic stone, the source of its magic power, could not regenerate. Moreover, it may have been thanks to Mumroot-san suppressing its main body and cutting off the supply of magic power from other sources.
Anyway, I defeated the Fire Orochi head.
The first one is down.
I collected the fire magic stone harvested from the Fire Orochi head and stored it in the bear box so that it wouldn’t regenerate the carcass anymore.
If I didn’t retrieve it, the scattered pieces of flesh might re-absorb on this magic stone and start to regenerate itself.
Did I read too much anime and manga, you say?
Well, it’s better than wishing that I should’ve collected it, should the worst-case scenario happen.
“Bear Missy!” (Kagali)
Kagali-san was shouting as she dealt with the Wind Orochi head.
“You really beat it!” (Kagali)
“Yeah, I defeated it!” (Yuna)
“I can’t believe it.” (Kagali)
Kagali-san looked at the destroyed Fire Orochi head carcass and the rock bear.
“Did you defeat it, not weaken it?” (Kagali)
But the immediate problem now was the Wind Orochi neck.
Gales of wind raged around its head, or rather, around its entire neck.
Well, if I get close to it, I may not be cut since I’m wearing my bear gear, but I may be blown away, right?
Sorry for the delay.
The first Orochi head was defeated.
After everything that happened, finally, here’s the explanation of magic.
When making magic appear with magical power. Space is needed there.
Suppose you have a small box. If you put magic power into it and change it into a rock, you cannot make the rock bigger than the box.
Therefore, you cannot create a rock larger than the snake’s maw. But you can put magic power into that rock to make it bigger.
※Episode 6 of the comic book series is now available. It’s a magic practice episode. Thank you for your cooperation.
※I will be a little late in posting the next one.
※Thank you very much for your requests for the SS. I will refer to it.
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