First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 113
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
The Fox Princess Side.
(Third person POV)
During the same time that the Otachi and the others commenced hostile operation.
Likewise, the monsters of the “Crawling Octopus King of Chaos” invaded a port city south of the “Fox City of the Beasts of War” ruled by the “Hundred Beast Clad Fox Princess”.
All of the inhabitants of this port city, though, had already evacuated, leaving only behind those with the capacity to fight. In that aspect, their situation was more favorable than that of the port city where Otachi and company were struggling.
“But aside from that, you know, the monsters that showed up here are unfortunate.”
Amidst all this, a Kitsunejin… Shiranui Mugi, uttered such words as she observed the monsters slowly ascending to the surface.
In her right hand, she was grasping a black stone-like object with a strange pattern carved on it. The surrounding Kitsunejin and humans were also bearing a similar object.
The monsters then reached the line that she and her companions had set ahead of time.
“We will all strike in unison!”
With Mugi’s call, each and every member present hurled a black object at the monsters collectively.
“Gyahahahaha! What’s with this rock? Do you think such rock will be able to take down us?”
Regardless of this, the monsters of the Octopus King, including the gilled humanoid monster in the lead, the so-called “Hanryojin,” burst into hysterical laughter.
“How about this then? ≪Fire Swirl≫.”
Mugi activated ≪Fire Swirl≫ skill in the center of the monsters, particularly in the area where the black objects were congregated, as she had already anticipated their reactions.
At that moment…
Accompanied by rumbling echoes, a whirlpool of flames far surpassing the regular ≪Fire Swirl≫ spiraled out from the center of the cackling monsters.
Due to the sheer compatibility of the two attributes, even minor contact with the flames drove the monsters to faint in anguish, and the flames spread throughout their entire bodies from the slightest point of impact, incinerating them while compelling them to scream out their doom.
“Roger that!” “Alright!” “Let’s do it!”
While the monsters writhed in the flames, the others launched their fire skills at them, widening the scope of the flames with each shot.
Eventually, along with the waning of the flames, the monsters’ death cries ceased, revealing a myriad of charred carcasses in their wake.
“The first wave of extermination is complete. This new technology is amazingly powerful huh?” Mugi muttered and pulled out a black object from her pocket which she fiddled with her hand.
The identity of the black object: It was a combination of various objects and materials Mugi collected as samples on the continent, which were researched and duplicated.
To be more specific, the object had succeeded in explosively amplifying the ferocity of the fire by combining oil, which had a high ignition capacity, with wood, which can absorb more liquid than its own volume, and a technology developed in a certain region of the continent for engraving skills. Among the Kitsunejin, this was termed as “Black Explosive Material”.
Furthermore, the materials used for the “Black Explosive Material” were all from different regions.
Although Ryo and the other members were familiar with each technology and materials, only Mugi, who served as the “Mercenary of the Mist,” group’s deputy, had thorough knowledge.
“The second wave is coming! Brace yourselves!”
The voice of a guard reverberated throughout Mugi and the others.
“Hmph! This is a golden opportunity to put breakthrough technology to work! You guys!”
Under Mugi’s direction, several cannons with a variety of embellishments were brought in from the back of the unit, and a sphere with a geometric pattern engraved on it was loaded into the cannon.
Even as they were making preparations, the monsters were closing in on them. Notwithstanding, their advances were halted at a specific line, possibly because they witnessed the pillar of fire earlier.
“Heh, it looks like they possess brains of their own to ponder a bit, but how naive.”
But that was exactly what Mugi desired. After chuckling once, Mugi sent out instructions to those who were readying the cannons. And according to her orders, the cannons fire… no, some cannons fire lightning, some cannons fire gusts of wind, and some cannons directly fire masses of magic, and some cannons fire lumps of poison.
Within that inferno, the blessed ones were hit squarely by a cannon shot and exploded before they can even suffer, while the ill-fated ones were mortally wounded to the point where they cannot die in an instant.
The name of the cannon used by Mugi and her team was the “Skill Loading Cannon”.
The cannon projectiles were comprised of a valuable material with a unique directional sealing ability that prevented outbursts and sent the projectiles flying, allowing the skills engraved on the projectiles to be activated simultaneously with their impact.
After the monsters of the second wave had been obliterated, the monsters of the third wave descended upon them.
Despite this, their legs were utterly cowering in the face of the carnage wrought on the previous two waves, and they had the demeanor of someone who would flee right now if they could.
“Now, if you’re not going to come at us, we’ll come at you!”
Mugi and company, of course, did not pass up such an opportunity and assaulted the limping monsters in one single swoop, tragically crushing the mob.
As the battle progressed, the octopus, whom the monsters were depending on, was powerlessly seared by a combination of “Black Explosive Material” and fire attribute skills, putting a stop to its movement. In the end, the Octopus King’s subordinates failed to accomplish any results, only to be exterminated by Mugi and the others.
“Hahaha. The result is rather promising. Isn’t these new technologies marvelous?”
In the “Fox City of the Beasts of War,” the Fox Princess had received the reports from Mugi and her team, to which a broad smile spread across her face.
“Now, the rest of the morons shall be wiped out one by one.”
The Fox Princess then issued further commands to the other port cities, taking into account the reports that came in.
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