Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 29
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Please note that there are some cruel expressions in this chapter, so those who do not like them, exercise caution.
“I was right, this is still rough…”
When Pumpkin made contact with the sphere, a voice of resentment that seemed to belong to a woman reverberated through his head several layers deep.
“If I am kept engaged with this for too long, it will drive me insane…”
Having made this judgment, he compressed the sphere comprised of black magic power and then wrapped it around a vine, which he grasped and shot towards the highest point in the town… the steeple of a building that seemed to be a church.
The black magic that was hurtling towards the sphere also firmly attached itself to it.
It was apparent that he had succeeded in diverting the target.
All that remained was how to dispose of this magic power.
“Well, I shall proceed.”
Putting the black magic power that was in contact with him through the vines under his control, Pumpkin visualized the image of sending the sphere back through the magical threads extending from the sphere.
The fact that the magic will be corrected according to the imagination has already been made evident, and as a catalyst, there was no problem since his leaf had Rio’s mother’s hair. On top of that, he was not trying to cause some kind of special reaction but merely wanted to drive it back with brute force.
Of course, what would happen to the individual who was pushed back was of no concern. It was simply the saying, “the biter is sometimes bit.” Or rather, a curse will rebound on yourself as well. There will always be retribution. That was just the nature of what a curse meant.
“That is why… gooooooo!”
When he released his magic power with the utmost effort, he created four magic spheres made of only his own magic power and five magic spheres formed by dividing black magic power, followed by placing the magic spheres in the air according to the concept of [Resonance], and then he activated them.
The four black magic spheres’ power was amplified through [Resonance] by the first magic sphere created solely with his magic power, and at that same moment, the reinforced black magic spheres were unleashed. When their strength was at its peak, the remaining black magic spheres were released, delivering a powerful burst of black magic power back towards the source of the magic power all at once.
The power scattered in the surrounding area will be reflected and concentrated to a single point, thereby continuously sending back the second and third waves of black magic power. After sending back all of the black magic power at hand, Pumpkin will strike back with his own magic power as a finishing blow.
And when he finished sending his full magic power, he waited for a moment.
“…Alright! It isn’t coming back.”
Once it was clear that the black magic would not resurface, the discharge of magic power ceased, and Pumpkin departed the area and returned to Rio’s house.
Things have gotten pretty raucous down in the tower, but he didn’t have to worry about that.
There will probably be more or less questioning later on.
“Ahahahahahaha. Very soon. It’s coming soon! That woman will die soon!”
In a room of a certain castle, luxuriously furnished and attended by a number of maids, a woman wearing a dress of such an enormously high price that a commoner to live for years in just one piece, was bursting out into laughter.
“Then that person’s favor will be mine alone… and then kufufufu. Kufuhahahahaha!”
It would not be out of line to assert that the woman was exceptionally attractive if viewed solely from her outward appearance, and in fact, her beauty could be ranked as one of the five best in the country.
However, her inner self, the depths of her heart, was swirling with emotions so horrendous that even words could not depict them, and those who were familiar with them would find it abominable to even glimpse at it.
Yet, none of the attendants present in this room would condemn the woman’s behavior, as they all understood their own position and were only behaving in a manner that would benefit themselves and their families.
“Come to think of it, it was all strange from the very beginning.”
“It really is. A commoner would never have been allowed to go up to the royal castle.”
“Furthermore, to be favored by the king simply because of being a reincarnated human being goes beyond the bounds of propriety.”
“So it’s only natural that she should be treated as such.”
“What an absolutely appalling thing.”
“She should suffer and die at her own peril.”
“Yes, yes! You are right! This is exactly what she deserves!!”
On the contrary, they were contemptuous of the person who was probably dying at any moment and praised the woman who was committing an act that even this country’s laws forbade.
If Pumpkin had been present, he would have declared that he would not want to suck the blood of these women. That was how rotten these women were.
“Ah, I hope she will quickly… ugh!?”
In the midst of all this, a shift suddenly began to take place.
“Ugh… ah… what has…”
“Please pull yourself together!”
“Somebody get a doctor!”
“Don’t do anything rash!”
The woman collapsed, clutching her chest, her complexion deteriorating at once along with her breathing growing ragged.
But that was only the beginning.
As the woman who had fallen down screamed, the skin of her entire body began to foam as if water were boiling, and the maids who witnessed this unintentionally let go of their hands that supported the woman while she sat up.
An explosion resounded, shaking the entire area around them.
On this day, an explosion occurred in the rear palace of Senkonoto Castle in Senkonoto, the capital of Senko.
The death of one of the royal concubines and more than a dozen of her attendants, along with the destruction of a portion of the castle, was a significant incident that upset the authority of the royal family; however, neither the method, the perpetrator, nor even the cause of the explosion were identified, leading to a great deal of upheaval across the country.
The truth, nevertheless, was never uncovered, and in the end, it was regarded as an explosion with an unknown cause.
Fun fact: A character from Outer World Story: The Black Mist that Devours has already made their appearance. The hints are stated in this chapter
Also, the attendants called her queen but she’s not an actual queen but simply a concubine as explained above. She made her attendants call her queen due to her arrogance (This is explained in the future chapter but I thought it might be confusing for the readers since they called her queen but the subsequent paragraphs said a concubine died). And I won’t be explaining these kinds of things in future chapters since it defeats the purpose of the mystery element.
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