First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 40
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Now, I should start with the creation of the fourth level and see what’s new.”
I opened the ≪Dungeon Create≫ screen as usual.
As I had mentioned before, the fourth level that will be established this time will be a residential area rather than a labyrinth. The reason for this development was predominantly to provide a safe haven for Kirijin who have fallen into hardships of living outside and those who have been transformed into kin after they were turned into kin by the assailants of “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest”.
Thus, I established the location right above the first level where I was now. For some reason, the floor and walls were made of “cloud cubes,” which were cloud-like objects that can be ridden on and touched, similar to those found in the sky stage of children’s action games.
Following that, once a small town had been erected using “cloud cubes,” a mist with a visibility limit of roughly 50 meters was cast over the entire town. This mist was created with the feature of “not aggregating” in view, so it wouldn’t interfere with electrical equipment and such. As for why? Being cloaked in mist 24/7 would be fine if someone was habituated to it like I was, but otherwise, it will be rough. Not only would the clothing get heavy, but also electrical appliances were prone to breaking.
Furthermore, the inside climate was constantly moderated by the mist while simultaneously maintaining a reasonable level of humidity, so people with dry skin can relax… wait, what was I even talking about? At any rate, not only Kirijin but also human beings can spend their time comfortably. On top of that, the overall fourth level was designated as a rest area rendering it impossible for any kind of killing or maiming to take place, either human or demon. This should go smoothly.
Now, you may ask, “With the fourth level built above the first level, is there honestly nothing to worry about, like sunlight on the first level?” But I can assure you that it won’t be an issue. In the first level, the mist was so dense that there was scarcely any sunlight, and while reducing the sunlight at the fourth level, the amount of reduced sunlight was shifted to the first level, therefore, it was not a problem.
It was remarkable how skill can turn out to be.
There were various new capabilities that were now available at level 4, but the standout one was “Long-distance Transportation”. The effect was like this:
・Long-distance Transportation Formation
A long-distance transfer magic formation with a diameter of 0.2m to 10m.
By activating one of the two sets of transference lines, the user can transport targets that are in contact with the activated line to the other set of lines.
The number of sets that can be installed is equivalent to the level of the Demon King (4 sets can be installed for level 4).
When setting up the formation, one of them must be deployed within the labyrinth, and the other within a radius of 1 km to 1,000 km from the labyrinth.
Installation of the formation can only be performed by the Demon King, their kin, and demons (10 MP per activation).
In case of setting up a formation on a living being’s body, they must possess the skill of transition. Moreover, in this case, the living being only needs to be within 1000 km when the formation is installed, and the activation itself can be performed successfully by augmenting the amount of magic consumed (for each additional 1000 km (km) x 1 additional MP consumed).
Creation cost: 1500 MP per set, 1 SP consumed per km of distance between two magic lines.
Yeah. This was simply divine. Therefore, let’s install all four sets immediately (every time a set is installed, I’ll take a break from everything I’m working on).
Assuming that all the labyrinth sides are to be settled on the fourth level, the outside ones… should look something like this?
1. Nearby: Install it in the hustle and bustle of the capital city.
2. Visiting: Set up near the “Fox City of the Beasts of War”.
3. For kidnapping: The location will be adjusted from time to time in my spare time. For now, it will be established about 500 km to the north.
4. For emergency evacuation and summoning: Installed on Ichiko’s right chest (Of course, she resisted with all her might, but the sovereignty restriction caused her to be subdued).
I had notified all the Kirijin of where the first one had been installed and advised them to evacuate there in the event of an emergency.
Now for the new monsters, there were none that stand out in particular. Ah, but there were these two.
A higher species of Smoke, a 1.6-meter tall spirit-based humanoid demon.
A female-type spirit with a body comprised of mist-like magic. Each one of them possesses an independent will, and their status is incomparably more elevated than those of Fog and Smoke.
At times, they may command Fog and Smoke to conduct large-scale mischief that incurs too much damage to be called a large-scale prank.
Summoning cost: 2000 MP per unit, 1000 each of HP and SP
・Giant Mist Wolf
A beastly wolf-type demon about 4 meters long, a higher species of the Thin Mist Wolf.
It is a massive wolf whose whole body is enveloped in mist. As the leader of the mist wolves, it possesses an inestimable amount of knowledge that enables it to command them and hunt its prey efficiently.
Summoning Cost: 1000 each HP, MP, SP per unit.
Personal remarks: Several times more wonderful and fluffy than the Thin Mist Wolf.
Yeah. It was an immediate decision to create them. There was nothing I could do about it. The girl is so fluffy. I have no other choice but to summon them. Fluffy is justice! Girls are justice!
Ha! What the hell am I doing…
And, up until this point, the operation took about a month to complete. The reason? Because the cost of everything was so prohibitive! Besides, the military guys would show up without a care even if I was working on it!
Well, thanks to that, my number of kin had grown to about 100.
Let’s see, what else do I have to share now?
Regarding the current world state of affairs:
Truth be told, everywhere was in a state of war.
Not only human vs. Demon King, but also human vs. human was on the rise. I supposed the reason for this was that countries and terrorist organizations have begun to gather people with potent skills and utilize them.
It was likely that in a short while, the framework of human nations will basically fade away, and human aggregations will be limited to towns and villages. And all that will be left behind was the country reigned by the Demon King. And,
Well, I guessed you could say it can’t be helped. After all, humans were greedy and envious. Furthermore…
The Demon Kings have deprived them of their control over the sea and the airspace.
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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