First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 20
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
This time is for those who hate cheats. For those who hate cheats, it is recommended to turn around.
On the screen, the whole body of the dragonfly was sparkling. Then as the light intensity grew even fiercer and the entire screen was engulfed in light, a massive Devil’s Darning Needle emerged instead of the Diasarray Dragonfly.
・Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle
Dragonfly-shaped demonic of insect type about 5m in length.
Upon hearing the sound of its wings, adversaries will be struck with such vertigo that they cannot even stand, and in severe cases, they may act deliriously, turning hostile to all things in their environment.
Aside from the sound of its wings, its jaws can rip through steel with ease, and its shell is practically immune to conventional weapons and magic. On top of that, it utilizes its four wings to fly and hover at high velocity, rendering it difficult to be hit by attacks in the first place.
Summoning cost: HP 2000, MP 1000, SP 1700 (currently not summonable)
Note: The level of the master, “The King of the Devouring Black Mist,” is too low. Therefore, the possibility of heeding commands is 50%.
Eh? A cheat? I mean, what is this abnormal cost… And what’s more, they don’t even follow my commands… eh?
The Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle was already out of the image when I returned my sight to the screen. It had apparently started wandering throughout the dungeon at random. Fortunately, it seemed to grasp that attacking its companions was worthless, and it paid no heed to the other demons in the dungeon.
“Yes. I shall leave it alone. From now on, for those who have entered the first level, you have my deepest condolences for the time being.”
Since then, it has been roughly a week. During that period, two units of military personnel invaded.
Let me introduce the demise of their narrative in a digest-like overview.
The first unit entered the labyrinth → Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle, which should have been at a position about 3 km away from the entrance, reacted to the intruders → Arrived right above the unit in about 1 minute → All of the enemies fell into a daze by its ability → The second unit found the first unit being devoured in front of them and commenced their attack → No damage was inflicted on Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle → Dead End for the military units
Ah, yeah. Everyone’s way of regarding this was clear to me. Even I agreed that this was a horrendous episode too. I mean, two units were wiped out in less than 5 minutes, compelling nobody else to show up in my dungeon.
Oh, yeah. It seemed that the shell of the Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle can be damaged slightly by ≪Firebolt≫ though it only managed to deal 1 hp. Not to mention, it seemed that even the practitioner was exerting so much power that he fainted after one shot.
For the time being, I’ll merely keep giving directions until the Disarray Devil’s Darning Needle obeys, then I’ll guide it to a specific spot. After that, I’ll cover the perimeter with an indestructible wall to confine it. I don’t really feel like doing this other than in an emergency.
I’ll also reinstate the experience distribution. I had a hunch that if more of these dragonflies were spawned, despair would be the only thing left.
Hahaha, I’m going to visit Ryo for a slight soothing experience.
“Therefore, I’ve come to have some fun.”
Currently, I was in a small room in the dungeon that I built for Ryo that was connected to the basement of the Nasu family’s house. So I asked Ryo to descend to the small room under the authority of her master (me) since I can only come up to this room.
“Since I’m treating you to a full-body massage with full use of my skills accordingly, please update me on the X-J1 and X-J2 barrier monitoring units for the past week.”
“No, thank you… hyah!”
So, while aggressively subduing Ryo, who was struggling to flee, I slammed her into my misty body. Then, with the application of ≪Devouring Black Mist≫, I adjusted the partial embodiment and ≪Circulation≫ while massaging her entire body.
Hahaha. Before this ability, no other full-body massage machine out there can match it!
“Ha…! This is beyond my expectations… hiu! Wait… ah! Please.”
“Mmm-hmm~ For now, hurry up with the report! Quickly!”
“Well, I’ll give you a report…! I-I shall see to that.”
Now, to summarize Ryo’s report, here was what she had to offer:
・The X-J2 barrier monitoring unit has completely abandoned the attempt to infiltrate the interior of X-J2.
・The entrance to labyrinth X-J2 has been sealed. At present, activities are focused on eradicating kidnapping cases.
・The X-J1 barrier monitoring unit is scheduled to march into the labyrinth after establishing countermeasures against the cloud monster.
・The specifics of the countermeasures are unknown.
By the time the report ended, Ryo was out of breath. She received a full-body massage, but it was probably too much.
“So, let me ask you something. Your identity and the existence of this room have not been exposed, right?”
“Yeah… Isn’t that obvious? I risked my life as well. Before entering this place, I made sure that there was no one around me.”
“Hmm. Well then.”
With that remark, I assumed the finger-snapping position and… snapped.
Simultaneously, from the area connected to the house, the screams of a woman and the laughter of children can be heard. Then there was a constant sound of something rolling, and the maid who was the origin of the sound tumbled into the room.
“What do you suggest to do about this person?”
When I asked Ryo with a sickening smile on my face, she stared up at the heavens as if she had surrendered to something.
Check out other Outer World Story series in order: Outer World Story: The Black Mist that Devours (First series), Outer World Story: Pumpkin Sorcerer (Third series), Outer World Story: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture (Fourth series)
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