The Mightiest Hero of Black - Chapter 53
The Great Sword of Annihilation
Still Other’s POV
The black-haired man is the Hero Axe. It couldn’t be, Ghiad and the others were tempted to deny it, but Meme was never the type to joke. They decided to ask him how she knew it was Axe.
“You know I’m from the same place as Axe, don’t you? I’ve seen him many times. Even though he wears a mask, the way he walks and his body build are the same. And I’ve been in contact with him once ……. It’s definitely him”
When Meme finished her explanation, Ghiad’s forehead became wet from the greasy sweat. It’s the worst, he thinks.
“If I were the kind of guy who could relax and laugh it off in this situation, I wouldn’t have survived to this day. This is bad… if we didn’t reach the end, we would have to wait ten years”
The witch who lived in the depths of the cave said that she would negotiate with us if we could reach her, but she only made a deal once every ten years. The last time she made a deal was more than ten years ago, so there was a chance they could get the special potion if they could get to her.
However, if they were outmaneuvered, Ghiad and the others would not be able to obtain the medicine.
“For the sake of longevity medicine, we’ll have to do it”
Ghiad’s eyes sharpened as he prepared himself. Meme also tells him in a firm tone.
“I’ll take care of Axe. I’ve been chasing behind his shadow. I’m going to surpass my limits today”
“You’re…. gonna fight him?”
“I’ll do it. If possible, I’d like a duel between Axe and me”
“…… Hmm… gotcha, I have a few ideas”
There was no way they could win in a proper four-on-three match. Even if they are an A-ranked party, there was no conceit there. Ghiad calmly judged the situation and told her what he thought.
To put it simply, you split up your opponents and fight with those who seem to be a good match for each other.
“Each one of them is strong. We’re going to split them up in the front of Ten Path, right? It’s going to take too long to take them one by one with the three of us”
“Or rather, there are too many paths that that beast cannot enter. There’s a hole that even I can’t pass through”
“That’s right, Wax. So, we’re going to lay low and find out what they’re up to”
The cave was said to have a place where it split into ten paths as it went deeper into the cave, and somewhere in there was said to lead to the witch’s abode. Since Meme’s opponent had already been decided, Ghiad gave instructions to the two remaining members.
“Wax, take care of that Beast. You’re the best match for it. Also, you provoked it earlier right?”
“Certainly, even a beast’s punch won’t work on me”
“Chap, take care of the Hero of Water. If it were a simple matter of strength, they’d probably overwhelm you, but you have a disgusting quality they don’t have. You’re good with little girls, aren’t you?”
“…… I am indeed good at that. But I’ve got one suggestion”
“What is it?”
“Wouldn’t it be better if the four of us attacked one of them?”
For certainty, it seemed to Chap that it would be a good idea. But Ghiad shook his head.
“While we’re taking care of one of them, the rest might attack, right? And you don’t necessarily have to beat them, you can just let them lose their will to fight and go home”
“I see. I’ve got a lot of traps for the little girl”
“I’ll…. Well, I’ll just walk and think about it first. Let’s go”
There was a chance that the enemy might catch up with them if they didn’t move fast enough, so the four of them moved deeper into the cave. They soon came to an open area where the road split, but Ghiad and the others stopped a little before they got there.
A woman with her upper body torn to shreds and scratches all over her body came limping towards them.
Her age is around twenty, and she is quite beautiful, even with her injuries. She has her eyes full of tears and reaches out to Ghiad for help.
Her thin, beautiful, white-skinned hand fell to the ground with a thud. It’s because Ghiad swung his greatsword. The woman screamed and became distraught but soon quieted down. She was cut in half from the torso by a horizontal slash in a follow-up attack.
After confirming the woman’s death by kicking her lightly, the four of them headed for their goal as if nothing had happened.
“Damn, if she were human, I’d ask for a shot”
“I understand. She’s my type too”
“She’s not my type, though. I prefer a woman with a tougher face. Turning a rebellious girl into a submissive is the fun part of sexual intercourse”
“Lousy f̲u̲c̲k̲ing b̲a̲s̲t̲a̲r̲d̲s. All of you shut your mouths”
They arrived at the plaza while being cursed by Meme. There was a rocky wall with ten holes, each leading to a path in the back. Two or three holes were less than two meters wide, making them very cramped for a man of Wax’s size.
“I don’t think it’s necessary, but I’ll do it just in case”
Chap uses spatial magic to warp space and take things out. The ability to store items is similar to that of a <Dark Bag>.
Spatial magic, for example, is primarily classified as non-attributive. The non-attribute has the widest range and is known by the public as much more varied than attribute magic such as fire, water, and wind.
This is why it is important to note that the abilities of those with no attribute aptitude vary greatly. Some can manipulate space, like Chap, while others specialize in magic that affects trees.
Chap took out three things: a pen, a piece of parchment, and a wooden plaque to put it on.
Once the letters are written and ready, Chap erects them in front of the road.
“Then we’ll hide, too. We’re counting on you, Chap”
“Before that, I’ll set this up just in case. It might help a little to know the opponent’s strategy”
As he said this, Chap pulled out another item. It was a creepy-looking stuffed bear with an X sewn into its mouth.
When Ghiad saw this, he grinned and agreed with Chap’s idea.