Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 74
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“I have arrived.”
After departing Kunukihappy a few hours earlier, Pumpkin had flown to a position high above Senkonoto, the Senko Country’s capital.
In addition, it was doubtful that the city’s guards below would detect him as he was more than a hundred meters above the city and circling slowly with a suppressed release of magic power.
“Now, there are a few precautions I should be taking…”
And Pumpkin recalled a story that came to him through Denley while he was on the move.
No. 1: There are plenty of innocent citizens in the capital, so the use of strategic attack spells such as [Resonance Spell・Atomic Pumpkin] is forbidden.
No. 2: The main culprit of this coup, the Fourth Prince Ray Senko, must not be killed even if he could be dealt with.
No. 3: Minimize the number of deaths as much as possible.
Regarding No. 1 and No. 3, that was a given. Killing innocent civilians would be out of bounds, and there would be no reason why there shouldn’t be fewer deaths.
Taking into account what was to come, Pumpkin concurred with the second point. Suppose that the prince was killed by him, there would be complications later on.
To put it another way, killing a member of the royal family would unquestionably be a nightmare for a shady guy like him. Given that, he must adhere to the second point without even a wonder.
The communication spell used by Denley was called [Resonance Spell・Wavergrass], a resonance spell that can be employed only by Spalpkin to Spalpkin but can be used to transmit voices to distant members of the same race.
Pumpkin produced Wavergrass in Samsara Egg Village after discovering it in Lean Forest and determining that the resonance spell and cost (many Spalpkins may use it once every day without any issues) were ideal.
“Well, that’s why the spell I use will be a little different from conventional ones.”
Taking out several small bags from the cloak he always wears, Pumpkin held each bag in his hands, which were made by bundling vines together.
He aimed one hand at Senkonoto while infusing each vine with the magic power of various attributes.
He extended his hand a given distance before being struck by what felt like a thin wall.
It would seem that the sky above Senkonoto was constantly protected, albeit mildly, by defensive magic, just as he had previously been informed.
“I could break through it with brute force, but… would that really be alright?”
Pumpkin infused magic power into his hand that was in contact with the wall, opening a small gap that he progressively widened to let numerous hands pass through.
Techniques that could break through the barrier with force were not used since the defensive magic around Senkonoto featured a mechanism that, if broken, would trigger an alarm that would rouse everyone in the city.
Enemies would be better off for Pumpkin if there were fewer of them. That was why Pumpkin used technology instead of force this time.
“Now, the preparations on my side are complete.”
With a large amount of magic power, a bag was placed inside the barrier, the contents of which were about to be scattered all around.
Oh, by the way, it seems that the Second and Third Princes also made the same request to a trusted human being like how the First Prince did to me, so it seems that there are now people from each prince’s side inside Senkonoto. So I was told to cooperate if possible but…
I don’t give a damn!
Now, let me show you the wide-area neutralization spell of Pumpkin’s invention!
“Here I go! [Resonance Concerto Spell・Good Night Day]!”
The bag was opened as soon as Pumpkin said this, and its contents were scattered as the remaining magic power needed to activate the resonance spell was simultaneously poured into it.
Seven different items were withdrawn from the bag: dried Sleep Cloud, two types of dried mushrooms, fluffy wool, a bean-like object, a strange-smelling liquid… or rather, liquor, and a stone that gave off a faint light.
They eventually began to emerge from the bag one by one, morphing into a mist-like substance and then descending to the ground.
“Hmm. It seems to be effective.”
The people of the royal city, soldiers and citizens alike, were startled by the abrupt mist, but while they were stunned, one by one they slowly fell to their knees, collapsed on the spot, and began to sleep with rhythmical breathing.
Pumpkin slipped through the wall when everyone in Senkonoto was fast asleep, and he started his slow descent to the castle.
The [Resonance Concerto Spell・Good Night Day] that he just used was a resonance spell that aimed to create a synergistic effect by activating multiple resonance spells at the same time.
A plant called Sleep Cloud and a mushroom called Sleep Mushroom, both of which can be found in Lean Forest, were specifically used as catalysts that directly triggered the sleeping effect. In addition, four other types of catalysts were also used to induce sleep, including a numb mushroom with a paralyzing effect so that if a person were to wake up for some reason, they would be unable to move right away.
As for what effect did the other catalysts have?
Wool had the effect of generating a soft woolen quilt to prevent injuries during sleep + for a good night’s sleep.
Though it resembled soybeans, the bean-like thing was slightly different. This high-calorie food, which harbored more magic powers than normal plants, had the effect of increasing the satiety level of the subject and making him or her feel full.
Alcohol was a drug in the right amount, and when intoxicated, it made people drowsy, after all.
Lastly, a stone that emitted a faint glow, which was reminiscent of the spring sunlight, would warm the body and induce sleepiness.
In conclusion, regular individuals cannot resist being drowsy and doze off immediately; even if they manage to stay awake, their movement will be hindered.
By the way, it was also set to penetrate ordinary walls and ceilings as if it were magic.
The most alarming thing about this spell was that while the first three kinds of catalyst may be prevented by classifying them as offensive magic, the latter four kinds of catalyst cannot be prevented in this way.
To be honest, if it were originally used, it would be classified as defensive or restorative magic or something like that. It would barely be possible for alcohol to be regarded as an attack.
“So, I arrived without any obstruction.”
In the end, the only way to stop this was to use magic to totally seal off the surrounding area, and Pumpkin effortlessly managed to land in a place that resembled the castle courtyard.
Now, where are the princess and the king?
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