The Mightiest Hero of Black - Chapter 52
The Great Sword of Annihilation
The A-rank party, the Great Sword of Annihilation, consists of Ghiad as the leader, Meme the Spearman, Wax the Warrior, and Chap the Trapper. All of them are in their early twenties except for Ghiad, so we can call it a young man’s party.
They take the path that leads to the Cave of Ten Paths.
An hour’s walk from the swamp near the border, there was a cliff, and the cave was wide open.
There are no restrictions on how many should enter at one time, so about ten people gathered in front of the cave today want to see the witch. Almost all of them are adventurers or people who are skilled in combat, as the inside of the cave is dangerous with monsters and traps.
When Ghiad saw them, he looked irritated.
“Damn, another day, another bunch of maggots”
“Too scared to enter huh? Wasting our time here”
The trapper Chap, a short man with a black cloth draped over his nose and mouth, speaks condescendingly.
“Gowahaha! Don’t be so silly. I’ll clean it up for you guys as usual”
In contrast to Chap, Wax the Warrior is over two meters tall and has a ripped body.
Clapping his big fists together, he approached those who were about to challenge the cave and grabbed one of the adventurers by the chest.
“Ugh ……, what the hell are you doing ……”
“You won’t be able to meet the witch. Just go home”
“It’s the Great Sword of Annihilation!”
The grabbed person is an adventurer from the Kingdom, so obviously, they know Wax and company.
However, they have their pride and will. They don’t just back down and say, I see.
“Stop messing around! We have the same right as you to challenge this cave!”
“That’s right, that’s right. Don’t get all high and mighty just because you’re an A-rank party!”
“Ooh, nicee. This is what I’m talking about”
Wax threw one of the people who he had grabbed and starting to enter into a fighting pose. It was a standard stance with his hands raised in front of his chest.
The adventurers, who hadn’t done anything yet but were still under pressure, took a step back.
“Oh, come on. I thought you said don’t mess around?”
“What the hell, this …… Get him, people!”
“Don’t cry if you get hurt!!”
Several weapon bearers attacked at once, slashing at Wax with swords and axes. Immediately, almost everyone’s eyes widened and went rigid. This was because the swords and axes could not rip through his flesh at all.
The iron-like hardened flesh cannot be scratched.
Wax’s fists caught the adventurers in the face one after another. With one punch, their teeth got knocked out, making a mess on their faces.
The person behind him who was preparing to cast a spell was also caught in the distance before he could fire and was hit by a fist. Despite his huge body, he was very agile in his movements.
In the end, nearly a hundred teeth were scattered on the ground.
The crawling adventurers are no longer willing to fight, so Ghiad and the others leave them alone and go into the cave.
The inside of the cave is vast, and there is a road leading to the back. The further you go, the less sunlight you get, so naturally, it gets darker, but it’s actually not too difficult to get a clear view.
The reason was that there were brightly glowing bugs, called glow worms, everywhere. They would sometimes clump together and perch on the walls, so they served as torches.
“…… Ghiad, what about the Heroes?”
When Chap asks about something that has been bothering him for a long time, Ghiad is a little silent before answering.
“That monster fox is pretty powerful. I’ve killed a lot of monsters in my time, but that one is probably the strongest”
“That Hero also troublesome. She can use both Ice magic and Water magic, and she’s even more talented than Lineria!”
“Even though she is a Hero, she is still a little girl. I’m not that worried about the Hero”
“What about the other guy with the dark hair? If he was there, he can’t be normal either”
“I’m sure he’s strong, but the most troublesome is…. Tch”
A large number of bats are flying towards Ghiad and the others. At first glance, they looked like regular bats, but It’s actually vampire bats, a nasty creature that sucks blood and magic power and also sends poison when it bites.
Ghiad clicks his tongue and goes to lift his greatsword, but Meme, the flower of the party, jumps out before he can.
“I’ll take care of it”
At the same time, she thrusts her spear. The spear’s tip pierces a bat, gets pulled out, and sticks in another bat, repeating the action.
It was a straightforward action, but it was so fast that the bats fell to the ground with a flurry.
In the end, the battle ended without any of them reaching Meme. Ghiad applauded her masterful skill.
“You’ve got a great arm as always. And you have a great ass too! What do you think, why don’t you go out with me?”
“No way in hell. Rather than that…”
“Rather than that, she says… A woman who is hard to get is the best”
“——I know that man”
There was silence for a moment. It took a moment for all three of them to realize that this was a continuation of the conversation they just had. Meme kept her back to them and continued.
“No doubt about it, that guy is …… the dark hero Axe”
Three of them were surprised when the name of an unexpected person came up.