First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 29
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Beware of grotesque scenes in this chapter. Please refrain from reading if you are uncomfortable with it.
[If that is what’s going on, you have my authorization to slaughter them outside of the dungeon. Yes, we should play it by the book and torment such vermin until they regret being alive.]
[As for the reward afterwards… let’s see. If there are any children without any relatives, please get them. I’ll rear them here.]
“Does that mean you’re going to transform them into your kin?”
[Let’s put it this way; that depends on their skills and status.]
This was the outcome of my communication with Kurokiri right after I departed from the “Ogre’s Fortress”. Seriously, that piece of crap Kurokiri… I will absolutely make him regret being alive someday…
“Hmm. Have you made contact with your master or something?”
The man who called out to me was the same man who lunged at me in the labyrinth. I believed his name was Tachikabe Tsuyoshi, and his role was simply to watch over and communicate with me. Well, he was only waiting outside of the labyrinth.
Incidentally, I was told that he possessed the skill, ≪Visual Sharing≫.
“Yes, the communication had been made. The reward is that if there are children without relatives, they will be taken in by us.”
“In other words, if they bear competent powers, they will join the ranks of the monsters, just like you. If not, they will be sacrificed.”
“The optimal situation for the children would be for them to be raised as human beings while having sympathy for them. But that path is unlikely, given his nature.”
Though what would really be an ideal scenario would be to put them in an orphanage once they have recovered.
“Now, the captain has already informed me of the target’s whereabouts and characteristics. Shall we get going?”
“You seem to be more eager for the ride than I expected. Why?”
“Saving the children is a pleasure in itself for me.”
And the time now was night. The location was the laboratory where the moron in question was residing.
“It’s awful, even worse than I expected.”
[Ugh. I’m about to throw up.]
I was in for a gruesome sight when I arrived.
All the walls were drenched in crimson, and there were remnants of the assault throughout the place. And the majority of the corpses piled up were children.
“I’ve treated and gathered up all the living children, so I suggest you call an ambulance and the police at your earliest convenience.”
[Don’t worry about that. My unit is already on the way… Our unit is the finest, and we will save all of the living kids’ when they arrive…]
Almost all of the bodies here were slain by me, with the exception of those who were unable to survive the recoil of their skills, prompting their bodies to burst apart.
“I didn’t think such a skill called ≪Brainwashing Drug≫ existed.”
[Ah yeah… Forcibly drawing out the specs beyond the limit, then killing the kids together under that condition to manifest the skill. Listening to this narrative makes me sick…]
“The fortunate thing is that the effect also wears off when the practitioner dies. However, even if the children’s bodies are safe, there is no telling what has affected their hearts.”
At my feet, a middle-aged man in a white lab coat, who was the target of the operation, died in the manner of having his heart ripped out while he was still alive.
Although I wished I could have killed him more savagely, there was no room for that. After all, there were many children simultaneously assailing me, all of whom would have perished if they’d used their skills even once, much alone a few times.
“At any rate, the request has been fulfilled. As for the reward, I will come back to retrieve it later… wait a minute. I found a hidden door.”
[It looks so. Watch out for it.]
When I entered the hidden room through the door I discovered, there was a child about 9 years old, alive and in the… process of dissection.
[Ugh… is this for real?]
The body was convulsing as if no anesthesia had been administered, and the child’s vitality was so frail that if anyone pulled their gaze away from the child for even a second, the child will succumb to death immediately.
“This… is not auspicious. That kid can’t sustain it like this…”
[In that case…]
I should end the child’s life so they won’t be suffering any worse…
“No… I’ll do what I can… Though it would be extremely humiliating to rely on his power.”
Yes. I refuse… to accept such an outcome. It is still better to cease being a human being than to die. For as long as they are alive, there is a chance for them to be happy!
“Skill acquisition ≪The Lord Will Exercise His Power in My Path≫. Kurokiri, can you help me?”
[It seems that thanks to the kid’s near-death state where they can’t move on their own, they’re being treated as if they were in captivity. Fine, I’ll lend you my power. However, you must look after the kid. And you’re confined to my labyrinth for the duration of the penalty period.]
Within the past month, my level had advanced to level 6. Yet, I felt that there were no outstanding skills that can be learned at that time, so I figured to carry the Skp over to the subsequent time.
Nevertheless, the name of the skill that I was going to acquire here and now was ≪The Lord Will Exercise His Power in My Path≫. This was a skill that was exclusive to the kin and allowed them to execute the skills of their master, the Demon King, through their five senses in the status of kin.
In exchange, the skill consumed half of the HP, MP, and SP that the Demon King expended with that skill, and the amount consumed will not be restored for a week.
The present crisis, however, may be resolved using this skill. If that was the case, I had no option but to learn it.
“Then, ≪The Lord Will Exercise His Power in My Path≫.”
[Oh. ≪Monster Create≫!]
A magic circle was formed beneath the child as a great quantity of magical force was ejected from me, and with it, the child was remade… no, reborn… from a human to a Kirijin. While the child’s body was being transformed, the dismembered body was also being regenerated and converted into a body devoid of scars.
[Seriously… Is this the power of your master… no, the power of the Demon King…?]
“Yes, indeed… But it’s tougher than I expected. Excuse me, but I will take this kid and leave, so please deactivate the ≪Visual Sharing≫.”
[A-Ah, I understand.]
Once I no longer had the sensation that someone was beside me, I carried the child in my arms and departed from the place.
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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