Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 116
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Hyulololooo! Don’t you dare set up any barriers!”
Descending from the sky, Pumpkin shattered the barrier on the mansion with the help of the magical power reinforcement applied to his overall body, and with the same momentum, the ceiling of the mansion was also destroyed as he plunged into the mansion.
“What is… happening!?”
“This guy is… hiiiiieee!?”
“Hyurrah! I have no business with small fry!!”
Having chosen the center of the place to enter where the magic power of seemingly multiple punks had congregated, Pumpkin spun on the spot, extending his vines as he charged, and mowed down all the hoodlums in the room.
To ensure that they were out cold, he hit them with more or less magic power… Well, if the blow was on the right spot, they would survive. Even if they died, what was done to these guys was acceptable.
“Let’s get started with the guys on this floor… [Resonance Spell・Soy Canister]!”
Upon spinning around, the beans with resonance spell invoked were subsequently flung at the position confirmed by his magical sight.
The beans, whose outer skin had solidified as a result of [Resonance Spell・Soy Canister] effect, burst through the wall of the mansion and pierced the thugs who were present ahead of the beans.
However, as can be determined from the fact that after the bullet reached the target, another cry was uttered, this was where the true power of [Resonance Spell・Soy Canister] came into its own. The true effect of [Resonance Spell・Soy Canister] was that the beans that remained inside the body would immediately sprout and establish roots, soaking up all the nutrition from their host and putting an end to their breathing.
To add to this, the next shot can be retrieved from the sprouted beans, making it an excellent resonance spell not only in terms of power but also in terms of cost.
“Hmm? This guy is…”
By this time, a pack of canine-like quadrupedal creatures with black magic power and a touch of blue had gathered around the mansion and were assaulting humans who were attempting to exit the mansion.
Pumpkin, however, found something peculiar in these canine-like creatures: even among common creatures of the same species, there ought to be some individual differences in the color and density of their magic power, but there was virtually no such variation among these creatures. It was as if they were products manufactured in a single factory.
“As much as I would like to find out… Majik is my first priority.”
The purpose of the dogs and the master behind them was unknown, but it seemed to Pumpkin that the owner of these dogs might be the girl he was seeking.
While Majik and the abducted individuals would be the major focus, it was clear that the dogs and the occupants of this mansion had an antagonistic relationship, so he decided to leave the dogs alone for the time being.
“Oops. I better move fast.”
While in the middle of his musings, the dogs began to overrun the first floor of the mansion, prompting Pumpkin to descend to the first floor, where he dug at the floor with his enchanted hands.
“I am not your foe. Hmph! Hmph! Hnnn!!”
After exchanging a glance with the dog… or wolf that was gnawing off the throat of the thug who had just descended, and recognizing that neither of them was enemies, Pumpkin confirmed that there was a more durable barrier between the first floor and the basement than the one on the outside, and increased the output of his body reinforcement. After that, the floor, which was as rigid as steel, was smashed down in one fell swoop opening a path leading to the basement.
“See you later!”
Raising his hand once to thank the wolf, he jumped into the open hole and went down to the basement.
“What is it with you guys?”
Pumpkin frowned in the basement as he noticed the resentful magic power of the dead lingering there. The abductees hanging from the walls, a researcher-like man in what appeared to be a lab coat, Majik on what appeared to be an operating table, a girl with an axe, and Uriko—who seemed to have emerged from the floor just as he had—were all present before his eyes.
“This is a space for the conduct of my noble research, and you lowly mortals of the mundane world dare to step in!”
Whatever was taking place here, Pumpkin didn’t even want to dwell on it.
And apparently, the feeling was mutual as was the girl with the axe.
“Get out now…”
“Shut up. Shatter it, [Bone and Flesh Axe Chinikuta].”
With a speed that Pumpkin couldn’t even see, the young girl dashed in front of the man, and with a flash of the eerie-looking axe in her hand, she decapitated him.
“Blast away [Overburst].”
The guy who had been chopped off his head was immediately seized by Pumpkin, who then infused the resentment that was permeating the environment against him. After erecting a simple barrier around the man’s face to ensure that no damage would be done to the surrounding area, Pumpkin then launched [Overburst]. The man’s head was shot off without a trace, seemingly not registering his own demise.
Uriko rushed to Majik, who was on the operating table and undid the restraints, verifying that no harm had befallen his body so far.
At any rate, Majik is safe. Thank goodness.
So, the remaining problem is…
“Now, I suppose there are many questions we would like to ask each other, but Marquis Madosa’s soldiers will be here soon, so perhaps it would be wise for you to leave?”
…the girl with the axe.
This close-up view made it obvious that the girl’s head and waist section fluctuated abnormally, and that although her magic power was effectively concealed, it was nevertheless at a level equal to his own.
There was no doubt in Pumpkin’s mind that she was the girl from Outer World he had been searching for in Kruika.
To be frank, he would like to press her on a number of issues right now.
But given her origin, it wouldn’t be a good idea to let her interact with the Marquis’s men because things would be chaotic around here with site inspections and other things. Furthermore, since it was thanks to her that control of the area was facilitated, at the very least, Pumpkin should return the favor.
“I am glad…”
“Come to 3rd training room at the Institute this evening around sunrise. We’ll exchange information there.”
“Okay. Get out of here without being seen.”
Having stated so, the girl vanished instantly after catching a glimpse of Uriko clutching Majik, and as soon as the girl vanished, so did the wolves that were surrounding the mansion.
Pumpkin was unable to determine if she was using teleportation or becoming invisible, but she was nonetheless capable of such high levels of magic without even chanting.
I guess I should take all possible precautions when speaking with her.
When Marquis Madosa’s forces arrived on the spot to rescue the victims, the thugs who had survived confessed that this location had been used as a base and a research facility by followers of the God of Destruction.
“Now, this is where the real deal begins for me.”
Nevertheless, Pumpkin did not really care about anything save the fact that Majik had been spared.
The key point for him was to meet and talk with the visitor from… Outer World.
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