The Mightiest Hero of Black - Chapter 37
Hero of Weapons’ Strategy
The greatsword that the skeleton knight swung down in a vertical line pierced the ground, causing the earth and sand to roll up violently.
The blade of the great sword was thick and heavy, and would easily break any ordinary weapon.
Anticipating that, Crail doesn’t take it, but steps to the side to escape once.
From there, it was fast. As if a snake were attacking its prey, he first struck the body with his twin swords twice in a row. Then he added a few more blows as if he was on a rampage.
Each slash left a scratch on his jet-black armor.
“…The blade goes through, but it’s not quite effective. Now then everyone, please do”
The thirty members of the group, each armed with a weapon, took their positions on either side of Crail. However, the distance between them was quite large.
Crail uttered a number and threw his twin swords at his companions. In exchange, an axe was thrown by one of the companions.
Catching it, Crail goes straight for the spinning slash.
With a single blow, the power to slice through the flesh of an opponent’s chest, armor and all. The soldiers cheered at the sight of the skeleton knight staggering flamboyantly.
However, if you look closely, you can see that the axe blade is already in shambles, and Crail quickly discards it to the side.
“7, bow support! 6 and 2, capture its limbs!”
Swoosh, He grabbed the long sword that flew from his companion and slashed at it again.
The skeletal knight was on the defensive against the ever-changing weapons and fighting styles, and tried to cleave his greatsword in vain.
But then, zap, zap, zap, arrows pierced his upper arm. It was a cover attack from Crail’s companion.
And at this time, Crail had already thrown away his long sword and was getting ready to wield the great hammer of iron.
The skeletal knight is also impatient, and he lets out something that sounds like a groan.
Crail’s movements did not stop, and the iron hammer smashed the skeleton knight’s face.
The bones shattered, and the skeleton knight retreated two or three steps but was not allowed to fall. The whips that flew from left and right entangled both his limbs, blocking his movement.
He grabbed the handle of the spear thrown by his companion as it passed in front of him.
He dropped his hips and got into a stance for a powerful thrust.
“You lowly monster. Have you noticed that I’ve been using magic to enhance my weapons all along? I don’t think you’d notice. I’m going to pierce your apparent armor with my spear”
As if in proportion to the strength of the power in his legs and feet, Crail’s emotions also cry a loud scream.
“On the day my childhood friend Kuu-chan was torn to shreds by you monsters, I swore an oath. I vowed to eradicate every last one of you”
The distance between them was more than five meters, but less than a second after he kicked off the ground, Crail drove the tip of his spear into his target’s chest.
After only a few moments, the skeletal knight fell to the ground, spewing a scream of desperation.
Undead demons can play dead if they are a little more intelligent. To check it out, Crail kicks it in the head.
When the separated head rolls away, there is no reaction on the physical side, and he conclude that it is dead.
“Looks like I was a little bit over-excited there, my apologies”
“Nope, I think it was a great fight”
Shion’s praise made Crail squirm a little.
“I’m strangely embarrassed when you praise me”
“The numbers you were talking about, that’s the type of weapon, right? It’s amazing that they’ve already calculated everything, even the timing of capture and cover”
“With storage items, there is inevitably a loss in time when retrieving and storing them. If you have your friends throw them for you, you can attack without interruption”
“I see. Offense is the best defense. I learned a lot today”
According to Shion, the axe he used on the way was not that expensive. Even so, it had that destructive power. You can tell that they have used magic to improve the power of commercially available products.
“One thing I’m curious about is if you make a comparable weapon magically stronger, does it become less durable?”
“Exactly that. Regular weapons are inevitably more fragile. So, I use some weapon types like axes as disposable”
The large number of heads in his group also meant that he gets to carry many weapons.
Whatever it was, the entrance was open, and Shion and the others entered the ruins.
Many of the buildings were made of stone and had been abandoned for more than a few decades, so they were deteriorating. The miasma was even thicker, and the darkness of the night added to the eerie atmosphere.
We walked up a slope with houses on either side.
“Hiii!? What the hell Is this!?”
The soldier walking in the lead loses some of his composure. The light from the torches illuminated a large number of dead dogs and cats stacked on top of each other. They were also skewered on pointed spears buried in the ground.
A sign that read [Artwork 1: Pile of Garbage] had been deliberately placed nearby.
“This is the worst! They’re definitely Demons!”
“Yeah… No doubt about that”
Aria and Shion know from experience. Many Demons consider other races as nothing more than trash. They also have a habit of enjoying some sadistic hobbies.
As they walked towards the magical reaction, it became much stronger.
[Artifact 2: Fresh Power]
Next to such a sign was a large amount of the creature’s internal organs. Everyone felt nauseous at the sight of the carelessly discarded organs, but they persevered and made their way to the top.
‘It looks like there’s a square ahead. It smells like demons to my nose’
“I’m sure of it. Even with my magic detection, there are four bodies responding there”
“Wait a minute…. Look at that”
Aria points her finger at Shion, looking quite upset.
There is also a creature that has been turned into a toy by the Demon race.
[Artwork 3: A Happy Family]
Behind the signboard, the worst scene unfolded. There were seven people hanging from the roof of a building by a rope.
Given the variation in age, it could be a family.
Shion and the others quickly put them down to check if they were alive or dead.
“……All of them…. Are dead”
They seemed to have been dead for at least a day.
“Everyone, this is a provocation. Don’t lose your cool”
Crail shushed the angry soldiers. He wants to make sure they don’t lose control of themselves and fall into the hands of the other side.
Shion also took a deep breath and calmed himself down. Still, the anger did not disappear completely. Aria looked at Sion and rubbed his back gently.
“We’re going to win. Absolutely”
“Yeah. We’re not letting even one of them go”
With his will to fight at its peak, Shion turned his feet to the square where the Demons were waiting.