Otome Game no Heroine de Saikyou Survival [WN] - Chapter 133.1
Castle Where Darkness Dwells (2)
In the sunlight, I climbed up the stone walls that made up the ramparts with my fingers.
The former residence of a baron, the castle appeared to be an old-fashioned fortress, a rugged, defendable structure similar to Dandol’s castle. It was difficult to enter from the front. It was a fortress, so it was difficult to climb over the walls. It was still better to climb up the walls, even if they were as high as the roof of a three-story building, than to open the huge gates, which were still locked after all.
Even if it was still early in the morning and dimly illuminated, the possibility of being discovered by a “failure” who could move in daylight made it difficult not to be caught off guard, even if a Vampire was not outside. Daytime could offer While climbing up the stonewall in the sunlight, I perfectly matched my magical power to the surrounding magical elements, and using the magical element of light, I blended myself into the landscape of the stone wall.
I jumped soundlessly onto the passageway above the castle wall and started to move along the wind currents. I snuck up to one of the failures patrolling the passageway with a lifeless face and snapped its neck with a single turn by wrapping my arm around it from the side.
Even against the Undead, my Concealment could be perceived. I also understood how far I had to damage it before it would die. Once I knew that, I judged that there would be almost no one who could oppose me under the sun. The power of a failure depended on its ability before it transformed, but if it had the ability to fight me, there was a high probability that it would have transformed into a Vampire.
I spent the next hour or so destroying the failures that were roaming around the courtyard. The reason I was eliminating these guys first was because I didn’t want them to get in the way of my battle with Grave.
But I had a feeling that we were a little outnumbered. If they were raiding remote settlements like that small village to increase their numbers, there should be a few more of them. Would most of them be out there? Or did Nero’s presence drive the Undead inside the castle toward that location as well?
It was also possible that they were concentrated in the catacombs of the chapel where Carla was headed, but if they were concentrating their forces there, it seemed to me that Grave had probably anticipated my arrival and was intentionally spreading them thin.
…I was thinking perhaps that would be better than having that interest directed at Elena, but I’ve got my eye on that nasty man myself.
I seriously doubt whether I was giving off the scent of attracting strange men, as I felt with Feld and Viro.
After taking care of the failures in the courtyard, I started to climb up the stone wall inside again.
I thought of attacking with fire from the outside, but it would be troublesome if the city residents came to see the smoke or if the soldiers of the lord, who was a member of the aristocratic faction and a collaborator of Grave, came to see me.
My fundamental strategy was assassination, and the best way to make sure Grave didn’t escape and to confirm his death would be to kill him myself.
I checked the windows around the second floor and found that they were boarded up from the inside, so it would be dark inside. If so, then there might be a Vampire on the move. If I break the board of the window to break in, I risk attracting more enemies unnecessarily.
If so, what should I do? I decided to climb to the top of the castle and enter from a lookout tower.
I climbed up using body strengthening, Taijutsu, and pendulum threads, and smeared oil across the metal fittings of the lid-like doorway on the floor there to avoid making a sound.
Check the structure of the lock with a magical Scan, and use a manipulative thread on the thread you let sneak in through the gap to unbolt it from the inside.
It was possible to break in from that window by using [Shadow Walk] through the thread in the same way. But I didn’t want to waste my magical power not knowing how many enemies were inside.
Once inside, it was a demon cave where darkness reigned. Still, it was not complete darkness, and the presence of a few lights led me to assume that there were a certain number of failures. If so, was it a Vampire that was in the place where it was complete darkness? And–
“Where is Grave?”
Was he still human? Or did he turn into a Vampire?
Well, it didn’t matter. Whatever he had become, he was still my enemy and the one I was going to kill.
If he could become a high level Vampire in such a short period of time, he would have attacked the school directly.
To become Undead would mean to lose the attachment to life. A thing in such a state would not be afraid of anything, even when faced with those that were stronger than it was.
But…if Grave were still human, it would probably be a fight to the death.
At that moment, a single footstep echoed in the darkness.
I stopped at the sound of footsteps that seemed to be intentional, as if to show off its presence, and saw a flickering candlelight approaching from the other side of the passageway.
From the sound of the hard footsteps, I guessed that they were probably wearing high heels like those worn by a noble’s daughter. The reason she was making those footsteps was because she had absolute confidence in her own strength.
She was definitely a Vampire. Maybe a high-ranked Vampire, like the one called “Sarara”?
The lights sway with the rhythm of her steps. Even so, the flame of the approaching candle itself did not sway in the slightest.
[Vampire Girl][Race: Dark Elf Female][Estimated Rank 4]
[Magic Power: 254/260] [Strength: 327/327]
[Total Combat Power: 982×2]
“Welcome to our castle. Young Lady.”
Gold hair, silver eyes. The Dark Elf woman with dark skin like obsidian and a crimson dress smiled, sharp fangs peeking out from her lips.
“So you’re part of that Vampire Clan.”
“Oh, did you know us from somewhere?”
I knew it was one of Sarara’s people. The Vampire Girl approached me carelessly without stopping, affirming my question.
“Where is that man?”
“Is he a friend of yours? What a pity…”
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