First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 138
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Chirito and the others passed through the gate and emerged over my side.
“This is… phenomenal…”
When Chirito watched the structure wriggling around the gate, there was a murmur of wonder in his voice.
Now, with the exception of Chirito and Izumi, all the other people in this “Three-dimensionally structured multi-factor auto-adjusting auxiliary magic circle specialized for Ultra-long-distance Transportation Formation”… what a long name, forget it, I should just refer to it as “Teleportation Room”. The sight of this “Teleportation Room” seemed to have stunned them, so I should call out to them at the earliest opportunity.
“Thanks for all your long-term efforts.”
“Ah, Mist King-sama.”
“It has been a long time, Kurokiri nii-chan.”
I called out to Chirito and the others in my human form.
While Chirito and Izumi responded normally, the rest of the team was utterly frozen.
Ah, could it be that all of you’re thinking that you’re going to be snatched up and devoured? How impertinent. The only ones I would snatch and devour are the adorable ones. It’s understandable why all of you are frozen in your track given that you guys are well within my range.
“Don’t be concerned. As you can see, I’m not going to do anything here. For the time being, there’s a door leading out of the dungeon over there, so go that way.”
I guided everyone to the door in the corner of the “Teleportation Room” that led straight to the outside of the “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest,” which I had installed.
Following my direction, the members who had been teleported to here headed out of the “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest,” after which I proceeded to my private room. A Fog was then dispatched to the outside.
Within Fog’s field of vision, I can catch sight of each of them, presumably contacting their respective masters.
In the midst of this, I moved close to the ground and called out to them.
“So, is it fair to assume that everything went according to plan?”
“Oh, the Mist King. Of course, we’re successful in performing our duties.”
Mugi answered my question.
“If so, our time is limited. Please contact the Fox Princess right away so that the materials may be delivered to her for our invasion party. I’ll leave the rest of the explanation to Ichiko and Ryo while I prepare to re-activate the ‘Ultra-long-distance Transportation Formation’.”
“Leave it to me.”
“Oh, can I go meet Mibako and the others?”
As I relinquished control of Fog, Ichiko and Ryo came over, while Chirito went into the “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest” instead.
Should I, in the interim, keep the area around Chirito’s house off-limits for at least a day? If his excessively high sugar content resulted in any addiction, it would be a hazard.
“Then, the first step will be to replenish the demon source device-MP.”
And then I began preparing to re-activate the “Ultra-long-distance Transportation Formation”.
“This is what’s going on right now.”
“I see. No wonder Fox Princess-sama and Mist King insisted that we hurry.”
After hearing my explanation of the country’s existing dilemma, Mugi and the others looked convinced.
“Is this news disclosed to the public?”
“It has not been made public yet. So, please keep it private.”
Ichiko answered the query of Yukiko, a Yukijin woman, and then went on to speak to herself as though collecting information for the Snow Sage.
“Have the group of members that will be storming into the Octopus King’s dungeon been determined?”
Izumi, whose appearance had tremendously changed since I last saw her, posed me the question.
I mean, if anyone takes a closer look at her, she is adorned in a fairly distinguished outfit, and she also has wolf ears and a tail, an appearance that some people with particular preferences would be overjoyed to behold.
“For the time being, a definite candidate will be sent forth from each of the Four Demon Kings.”
“Then, from Kurokiri nii-chan’s place will be you, Ryo nee-chan?”
“Yes, that will be the case.”
Mugi will probably participate from the Fox Princess’ place, while the Snow Sage’s place will most likely have his trusted retainer, the Yukijin, Yuu to join, and from the Dragon Sovereign’s place might be Hachi, who was here now. Ichiko and Chirito should be included if at all feasible.
“Am I going to be there too?”
“As for you, Izumi, Kurokiri mentioned that if you personally want to join the team, he would be more than happy to do so.”
“Yeah, I understand. If that is what going on, I’ll participate as well.”
Phew. It is reassuring to hear that Izumi will be part of the team.
“Oh, and Une and Deborah-san… that’s your name, right? You guys are welcome to partake if you want.”
“That will be up to Sugar King-sama decision, but I think he won’t mind it.”
“I don’t have any problem with that.”
So, both of you are fine with this? Now then, based on the current members scheduled to participate…
Ryo (Kirijin): Commander and Sub-Healer
Chirito (Kirijin): Analyst
Ichiko (Half-Demon King): Physical Attacker and Evasive Shield
Mugi (Kitsunejin): Magic Attacker
Yuu (Yukijin): Physical Shield and Sub-Physical Attacker
Hach (Sakurahijin): Healer and Sub-Magic Attacker
Une (Tojin): Auxiliary Role
Deborah (Kamishijin): Explorer and Sub-Physical Attacker
Izumi (Demon King): Physical Attacker and Physical Defense
So there are a total of 9 people in the team. 5 attackers, 3 shields of different natures, 2 healers, 3 supporters… I would say that is a fairly well-balanced group.
In fact, with this group, I felt that most of the opponents will be overkilled. However, when it came to the “Crawling Octopus King of Chaos”, you can never let your guard down.
“In any case, since it will take about a week for Kurokiri to get things ready, everyone should rest while remaining cautious throughout that period.”
And then the meeting was temporarily dismissed.
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