Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 48
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Is that it…”
As he flew through Lean Forest, what crossed Pumpkin’s field of vision was the Entdragon that Mizuki had described to him. The characteristics of the Entdragon were as followed: wood-grained scales, multiple horns like tree branches, metallic fangs and claws, and a pair of bat-like wings sprouting from the back of a huge lizard that was definitely more than 10 meters long.
Judging from the ongoing roar and the fact that they were pursuing something, that thing was no doubt the Entdragon.
I mean, it’s bad enough that the direction the fleeing people are heading is Maunpir Village.
“Damn! I didn’t expect such an absurd monster, Karamuji!!”
“Don’t you dare bring that up with me, Monokio! Why don’t you complain that to Toririsu!!”
“Didn’t I tell you in the beginning that it was better for us not to do that!”
As Pumpkin approached Entdragon, such voices could be heard.
At the same time, from the color of the magic that came into view, the owners of the voices were probably a trio of Lizardman, Human, and Birdman.
These names sounded vaguely familiar to him, but putting that aside, these guys must be the fools who awakened the Entdragon.
Yeah. Even if I blow them all up at once, it will probably end up being an accident or a misfire, right? No worries, no worries.
I’m not angry. Yes, I’m not mad.
“You don’t have to say it, I understand what to do.”
Following his words, Mizuki moved into the sky and began to concentrate magic power while utilizing the rain around her.
Along with that, Pumpkin also formed several magic spheres while activating [Resonance].
“You guys! Run if you don’t want to get entangled in this!!”
And after giving a warning to the trio while attracting the attention of the Entdragon and justifying the cause for the blast that would shortly follow…
He invoked [Gust Blow]… well, to distinguish between the two, he called it [Tornado Blast], activating all the magic spheres collectively to create a swirling flow of wind as well as significantly amplifying the wind force itself.
Between Pumpkin and Entdragon, the trees, and the three people—no, the three fools—the [Tornado Blast] was initiated. The Tornado Blast sent the Entdragon’s enormous body back in the direction from which they came, though only marginally, which also swept the three fools away and blasted them away.
“That was a great shot… Now.”
As the three idiots were sent into the distance, Pumpkin turned to face Entdragon, sensing the presence of magic power.
Even though the scales on Entdragon’s abdomen were only mildly damaged and their magic power and there was no irregularity in their magic power or breathing, they must have been directly impacted by the [Tornado Blast].
If anything, the current blow may have prompted them to recognize that Pumpkin was the one they should be dealing with all their might. Their physique was already ready for a full-scale attack and defense at any time, and all signs of negligence or hubris have vanished.
Indeed, if they had let their guard down, I could have finished the match effortlessly… Well, I suppose it’s no use thinking about what-ifs in the face of the enemy.
“Let it rain down!”
The moment Mizuki’s voice resounded from the sky above, a multitude of water-powered blades began to descend from over the Entdragon’s head, catching them by surprise while they were concentrating all their attention on Pumpkin with their own body being gradually damaged.
As you can see, I am not alone.
Therefore, concentrating just on Pumpkin and locking the defense’s orientation on him will be sufficient to allow strikes of more or less moderate potency, with a concentration on range, to penetrate him.
This may be a matter of the characteristics of magic power. Though he did not know the details of the principle.
And here, whether unable to withstand Mizuki’s attack or otherwise, Entdragon raised a magic-filled roar, which forced Mizuki’s magic to terminate.
Although Mizuki appeared to be frustrated, both of their attacks so far have accomplished their objective well enough.
In specific, Pumpkin’s initial attack was to halt the Entdragon’s advance and draw their attention, and the second attack by Mizuki ascertain which sections of their body were vulnerable.
The joints of the limbs, the membranes of the wings, and sensory organs like the eyes were found to be vulnerable as a result of Mizuki’s attack. With this knowledge, it would be apparent where to launch the attack.
“Mizuki. Let’s stick to our plan.”
Entdragon was keeping an eye on Pumpkin and Mizuki. However, they seemed to have learned their lesson from Mizuki’s surprise attack earlier, as they were also alert to their surroundings.
Hmm. What a surprisingly keen learner. Well, not that there is a problem though.
“Here it comes!”
The Entdragon’s throat and cheeks began to enlarge noticeably at this time as a concentration of magic power formed in their mouth, leading Pumpkin and Mizuki to simultaneously begin an all-out flight in the other direction.
Then an overwhelming stream of light and sound was emitted towards the place where they were just a moment ago. The true nature of this was… needless to say, the thunder breath of the Entdragon.
Originally, lightning was something that struck at the speed of light, and for his part, Pumpkin was uncertain whether he would be able to evade it, but he was relieved to find that the lightning created by magic seemed to have subtly differing characteristics. That being said, the lightning was definitely fast enough to scorch any normal living creature before they could escape.
“Hyulololoo, how terrifying. [Resonance Spell・Egg P-Edge]!”
While he was musing, the Entdragon turned their head and attempted to hit Pumpkin with their breath, which he avoided by flying at high speed. One of the catalysts that he brought with him, an eggplant, was infused with magic power in the prescribed order, triggering [Resonance Spell・Egg P-Edge].
The eggplant, which became like a boomerang, flew in a curved trajectory towards the Entdragon’s jaws, and the impact drove the mouth of the Entdragon to close compulsively, resulting in self-destruction.
“Hyulololoo… I’m totally different today.”
He was glared at by the Entdragon, but he responded by releasing his magic power to intimidate and glare back at the dragon.
Now, what shall be taken care of against the opponent who is helpless to do anything with a single breath…
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