Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 89
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“I was wondering who is here, so it’s you, Lowizc.”
“Oh, there you are.”
Holding the staff that Lean had given him in one hand, Pumpkin returned to his original world only to be met by Lowizc, dressed in an unconventional costume, defending herself against an attack from the arm of the God of Destruction.
It seems that Lowizc is the one whom Lean-sama was referring to.
“I’ve been requested to assist you; what do you want me to do?”
He briefly looked around before focusing on the staff in his grasp.
Across the front was the arm of the God of Destruction, coming towards them repeatedly, though Lowizc was blocking it.
Other than that, the area was completely obscured by dense rain clouds, making it impossible to see either the situation in Senkonoto, which should have been below them, or the moon and stars, which should have been shining above them at the time of day.
The staff given to Pumpkin by Lean was still packed with potent and vicious magic power.
“Could you make sure that no one knows it’s me, just in case, and that the aftermath of the battle doesn’t cause any damage down below?”
“I understand. I’ll put up defensive magic down there and use transformation magic for concealment.”
Lowizc then proceeded to do what Pumpkin asked, drawing symbols in the air with her fingers and snapping her fingers several times, accompanied by the sensation of a hat being placed on Pumpkin’s head and a white glove being placed on his vine hand.
Although he could only see the magic power hidden by the clouds, it seemed that defensive magic had been cast on Senkonoto’s side as well.
With this, no matter what may happen in the future, I will not be pursued, nor will I suffer any unnecessary damage.
It would be very bad for me to be pursued for anything related to the staff.
“Well, he seems to have had enough, so I’ll leave the rest to you.”
“I’ll handle the rest.”
Lowizc deactivated the defensive magic that had been preventing God of Destruction’s attacks while moving behind him on her broomstick.
The arm of the God of Destruction, seemingly annoyed that he had been disregarded up until now, poured a substantial amount of magic power into his fist and struck at Pumpkin.
“Now, I wonder what in the world is going to change… [Resonance Spell・Barrier Cherry・Annihilate].”
Pumpkin put magic power into the staff to counter the God of Destruction’s attack, and at the same time, scattered petals of the Barrier Cherry all around the area.
A barrier around him and Lowizc that was covered in crimson lightning rapidly unfolded as a response to the resonance spell, [Resonance Spell・Barrier Cherry・Annihilate] being activated by the magic and made stronger by the staff’s potency.
[If you think my attack can be prevented by such a thing… nuguoooohhhh!?]
The surface of the God of Destruction’s arm burst at the spot where it contacted the barrier when the fist of the God of Destruction made contact with it, and the arm of the God of Destruction was also violently thrown back as a result of the damage.
Pumpkin and Lowizc remained inside the barrier, though, and there was not a breath of wind to be felt around them, implying that God of Destruction’s onslaught had been completely repelled.
[Gunununu… what exactly is this…]
Smoke was coming from the God of Destruction’s fist as he stood there as if he can’t comprehend what had just happened.
But still, Lean-sama’s power is absurd…
On top of being activated with a mere will, it consumed minimal magic power, and its activation speed and effects were several to dozens of times faster than before. It goes as far as to say that it exceeded by an order of magnitude.
However, as the foundation of this power was obviously dangerous, such as “annihilation,” it was imperative to use this power with utmost caution.
“For now, I should try to fire upward.”
“Oh crap, I’ll have to increase the intensity.”
Pumpkin started to direct magic power via the staff into the surrounding air to create a sphere.
After that, the atmosphere congregated around the magic sphere, producing a wind that was so fierce there that it could be noticed without the need of special eyes.
“Not yet… not yet enough…”
[I won’t let youuuuuuu!!]
Pumpkin, however, channeled even greater magic power at that magic sphere.
The magical power sphere will eventually start to glow and somewhat distort the surroundings, however it was unclear exactly what type of response took place.
When the magic sphere was shining brightly enough, the God of Destruction, whether out of fear of the magic power that was gathering or otherwise, ultimately struck Pumpkin with the highest amount of magic power ever exerted, but it was already too late.
“Take this, God of Destruction… [Resonance]… [Resonance Spell・Ruin Day-Range Specification].”
A ray of light was first aimed towards the magic sphere after Pumpkin had announced its name, and then a cylindrical line of demarcation was drawn around it.
“Perish. [Resonance Spell・Ruin Day-Released].”
In the instant Pumpkin infused the staff with magic power with the intention of releasing it completely, the magic sphere burst forth, literally annihilating the matter that existed within the pre-designated area without a trace, leaving nothing in its wake. From the elbow to the tip of the arm of the God of Destruction that was within the range, the rain clouds that shrouded the sky, and a portion of the mountain that was faintly in the line of fire were obliterated.
[This is… ridiculous…]
The remaining portion of the God of Destruction’s body slowly withered away as though it could no longer sustain itself, grunting in the process.
“Phew. Everything worked out somehow.”
“It’s not somehow… don’t you dare fire a third class unreservedly… Ah, the report afterwards will be horrifying…”
Lowizc was muttering something, but as far as Pumpkin was concerned, all he did was what he could do.
“For now, I’ll have to hide. Hyulololooo!?”
Well, who knows how long Lowizc’s concealment magic will last? A lot of people may have seen the magic now, and I’ll try to disguise myself as soon as possible.
Then Pumpkin flew to a place out of sight of people, amazed at his own flying speed, which was several times faster than usual due to the power of the staff, and returned the staff to Lean, who sent him flying into the forest near Senkonoto with just enough wounds to avoid suspicion.
If I am going to cover things up, I must do it thoroughly.
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