Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 86
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
In front of Rio, a soldier was slashed in the chest with a sword and fell down, shedding a profusion of blood.
She briefly thought of turning away from the scene but decided against it since she knew she may be attacked if she did.
“Rio. You don’t have to force yourself to look, you know?”
“I’m fine. This is a battle.”
In response to this, Saku, who had just dispatched a soldier, called out to her. While she was appreciative of his care, her reaction was nonchalant.
“Nevertheless, I didn’t expect so many soldiers to be so corrupt…”
With the sound of rain in the background of his ears, Saku turned his sorrowful eyes to the soldier he had eliminated.
As the heir to the kingdom, he must have a lot on his mind.
“But still, the Fourth Prince is not here, is he?”
“Yeah, based on Ray’s character and my father’s words, I’m sure he’s somewhere in Senkonoto.”
In the castle of Senkonoto, Saku and Rio were searching for the Fourth Prince Ray, the instigator of this revolution, along with a few knights who served as guards.
Furthermore, the reason they were able to come to Senkonoto, the capital, from the Kunuki territory, which lay on the outskirts of Senko, in just a few hours was due to a teleportation magic circle in the territory of a lord who was willing to stand by their side. Rio, on the other hand, suffered “teleportation sickness,” which was a side effect of using teleportation magic, and it was so dreadful that she genuinely didn’t want to use it again if possible.
“But Pumpkin-dono’s magic is amazing.”
“The magic that puts everyone in the city to sleep, even disregarding the defensive magic set up in the city… Depending on how it is used, it can literally shift the tide of the battle.”
“This is basically the sole factor that will influence how the conflict turns out in the absence of countermeasures. In fact, we’re having no trouble at all right now.”
“The imperial court sorcerers must be losing their minds right now…”
The knights who acted as guards responded to Saku’s words in a thoughtful manner.
In reality, it would be fair to claim that, as the knights in the escorting party had said, Pumpkin’s magic possessed the capacity to be the deciding element in nearly any fight by itself, given that they had now defeated or captured the troops in the castle without any difficulty.
They were going to enter the next room when suddenly…
“Damn, are you okay!”
“W-What the hell?”
“The ground is shaking!”
“Hold on to something!”
While other knights cast minor defensive spells on them, others kept an eye out for collapsing walls and furniture, and Saku supported Rio as she stumbled and nearly fell, the entire castle started to rumble and tremble.
“I-Is it always that shaky around here?”
“No, as far as I can remember it has never had a tremor like this. And there is something off about this tremor. This is like as if something is coming from below…!?”
Holding Rio in his arms, Saku said this and looked down.
After saying that much, Saku made a face as if he had realized something.
“Everybody brace yourselves! Something is coming from below!!”
At that moment, Saku’s words reached all of them. They were blasted away by something that rose up from below us.
“It’s Lowizc. Spine, can you hear me?”
[I can hear you, Lowizc.]
While dressed in the costume prepared for the extraordinary occurrence, she was flying from “Umitsuki Stationery Shop” in Kunukihappi to Senkonoto, astride a broomstick.
[What in the world has happened that you would apply for Unsealing Lv. 1?]
“I am on my way there because I detected a reaction that something of a false god and intermediate-level god was in activity. But facing an intermediate-level god would be suicide for me.”
[I see. You mean, in addition to covering up your true identity?]
“Well, I suppose so.”
Her magical girl costume, which was more opulent in appearance than her typical classic magical girl costume with lace and jewelry attached to it, when she answered Spine’s words on the other end of the line, was being pinched.
“I can almost see it. I’ll be in touch if necessary, so please stand by while preparing to contact the president.”
[I get it. In any event, if something goes awry with an intermediate-level god, something terrible may happen.]
After finishing the communication with Spine, Lowizc passed through the clouds in front of her and saw Senkonoto, the capital of Senkonoto, Senkonoto Castle, and a huge arm that grew like it was thrusting up against the Senkonoto Castle.
That is the source of the reaction of the false god… which is probably the God of Destruction. In that case, that is not really a problem.
“There it is…”
She craned her neck to find the reaction of the… intermediate-level god in question.
And the reaction came in the form of a rain cloud that was forming in a rather incongruous manner over Senkonoto.
“I should go.”
After checking her equipment, she plunged into the rain cloud.
Within the rain clouds, it was still unnaturally quiet. As she suspected, this was not a natural occurrence, but something that someone had intentionally created.
The sight she saw in her field of vision astonished her.
[Why can’t you be destroyed…]
She recalled him as the man who went by the name “Pumpkin,” and now had a ragged body and a membrane-like structure around it, suppressing the fist of the God of Destruction in mid-air.
Yet what was even more astounding was the power that Pumpkin wore and the color of the will that resided in his eyes.
“Is it Umitsuki? Have you come to check on the situation?”
Those powers and will were obviously not that of Pumpkin.
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