The Mightiest Hero of Black - Chapter 48
It was Father Horst and the Sister who served him who were thrown outside while breaking down the church door.
After rolling around on the ground a few times, the pair finally got up. Both of them were sweating profusely in their hands as they clutched their wands.
“Kuh… The trap didn’t work”
“…Father Horst, he’s coming”
A warrior in black armor slowly approaches them from the doorway got broken.
Of course, it is Shion who has activated his <Black Robe – Defensive Type>. In front of his overwhelming presence, Horst shuddered.
“I thought it was the Water Hero that were gonna be the most troublesome. …… I didn’t realize that even those traps didn’t seem to work…….”
“The Mandragora trap was a bit of a close call. If I hadn’t activated my Black Robe, things could have been a little dicey”
The black robe increased his resistance not only to physical and magical attacks, but also to poison and special attacks, so he was able to prevent Mandragora’s death cry without difficulty.
Hearing the scream, Horst and Sister rushed to the scene and waited in the corridor, planning on catching Shion off guard as he came out of the hidden room.
However, it was easily counterattacked, leading to the current situation.
“What is the purpose of the Resistance? The Kingdom of Valenciu is not an evil government, it’s a nice, peaceful country”
“That’s why. Valenciu needs to expand its territory by occupying other countries. Instead, we signed a treaty with that filthy Orst Kingdom…. The King is a coward who is afraid of Dark Hero!”
Unlike in the daytime, when he looked calm, Horst’s face became full of hatred. Orst is the homeland of Shion, the country that follows the dark heroes.
The two countries had fought each other for a long time, but had declared their reconciliation a long time ago.
“Well, I can see why the King was so scared. Like you, dark magic has too many nasty spells”
“I don’t want to fight a futile battle. I’d be happy if you were to surrender”
“No, thank you! You may be strong, but you are not an unbeatable opponent. Because I am a user of light magic!”
From the tip of the wand that Horst held up, a sphere was born that emitted an intense light and slowly moved to a higher position.
It continued to shine strongly around them, as if it were the sun.
“…… That’s a lot of confidence”
As soon as he was exposed to the light, the black robe that had been protecting Shion disappeared. The dark magic had been neutralized.
It’s a form of light magic that makes it impossible for dark magic to work correctly in places illuminated by that light sphere. From the strength of the glow, Shion judged that Horst was quite a talented person.
“Can i do it? …… No, I think it’s safer to stop”
It’s not that there’s no way to deal with it at all, but considering the balance between the current Zion and the opponent’s power, it’s very difficult to eliminate the light sphere.
“A dark magic user who can’t use dark magic is nothing to be afraid of!!”
Seeming to be very excited, Horst flippantly unleashes another spell. He buzzes his wand to the left and right, and shoots out multiple oval-shaped white lights.
It was aimed at Shion, and had an immense effect only on those who had the aptitude for darkness. It is a spell that, when directly hit, significantly reduces magic power and restricts recovery for a while.
As with the technique mentioned earlier, light magic has many effective techniques against dark users. If you’re looking at it from Shion’s point of view, it’s the worst match, and if you’re looking at it from the other side, it’s the best match.
Shion avoided the white light sphere while running right next to it. Even after it passes behind him, he doesn’t forget to check its trajectory. If you are a good user, you can track and make it follow it’s target.
As expected, Horst was not at that level, and once he dodged, he had no problem.
“Kuh, I’m not done yet!”
He fired his magic consecutively. The amount of magic power consumed should be too much, but Shion wonders why he can fire so many times in a row.
“Oh, I see. The Sister is the source for the magic”
The Sister pointed her wand at Horst and continued to send her magic power. There is magic that supplies the target with its own magic power in the non-attribute and the water attribute, so it must be one of them.
Shion kept a certain distance and thought calmly. There are two ways to break through. He could continue to run away and aim for the moment when both the priest and the Sister ran out of magic power.
The other is to stop being passive and start being aggressive.
“You got a pretty good reflex, but I wonder how long you’ll last. Is this the feeling you get when you’re hunting down a bug, I wonder?!”
“… A bug? Fine, I’ve decided”
Let’s go offensive. As soon as Shion decided to do so, he fired a fireball at each of them first.
The priest pauses his attack, and the Sister also interrupt their supply.
Here, Shion quickly used fire magic called <Fire Wall>. Most users can only create a wall of fire in front of themselves, but he can spread it further with his amount of magic power.
A circular wall of fire surrounded Horst and his companions. It’s four or five meters high, so it’s not easy to jump over.
“I didn’t know you could use anything other than dark magic!”
“Rather, why did you think I couldn’t?”
In addition to dark magic, Shion can use four other attributes of magic: fire, wind, lightning, and no attribute. Although he is not an expert in this field, his overwhelming amount of magic power and magical sense can surpass that of any ordinary user.
While talking to Shion outside the firewall, Horst kept an eye on his surroundings.
He figured that the firewall would block their view and Shion would attack from somewhere in the distance.
“Come, come from wherever you are. I’ll knock it all off”
Horst held up his staff, but no matter how long he held it up, Shion never made a move on him.
“Um, Horst, sir, ……. So, why don’t we go…. Umm… outside? Ha… ha ……”
Seeing the flushed and sweaty Sister, Horst bit his bottom lips.
The firewall blocked his view and had the effect of tormenting him by making him put himself in the middle of the scorching heat.
“We can’t use water or wind magic, so we’ll have to be prepared to go through here”
Horst and the Sister jumped into the fire wall in a desperate attempt. When they managed to get through, they rolled on the ground and extinguished the fire that had spread to their clothes.
“It’s so hot. Are you okay, Sist…?”
Horst’s breathing stopped. The Sister had fallen to the floor and was not moving, for Shion was right beside her.
Horst quickly got up, but a spinning kick kicked his wand off his hand.
“How does it feel to be hunted down by bug?”
“I can’t describe the feeling. ……”
“You won’t describe anything anyway… for a while”
Shion violently throws him with a shoulder throw.
He slammed into the ground so hard that his spine was snapped, and he was unable to speak, as Shion said.
“Whew, it’s gotten a little hot here”
Shion took off his shirt as he looked down at his battle-stricken enemy.
His exposed skin, especially toned muscles——
Aria, who was some distance away, was secretly excited.