Chapter 6 – Rend Blade
It all happened in an instant.
Edge Five – Abyss.
It was an omnidirectional simultaneous continuous slash by seven swords.
The dazzling flashes of light were the diffuse reflections from the myriad trajectories of the seven blades.
Meaning it’s a swift attack that even my enhanced speed can’t outrun.
“With this, it’s over.”
The edge of ‘Claudia’s’ mouth lifted up as if she was convinced of her victory.
Indeed, there is no escape from the slashes that are fired from all directions.
There were too many of them, and it was impossible for anyone to sneak past the attacks and reach her.
There was nothing I, Yano Soichi, could do about it.
Surely, it’s over.
“But what about Lian Tiarade?”
I lifted the corner of my mouth, just like what she did.
If I hadn’t learned that technique from Mary, I might not have been able to handle this situation now.
From above, from below, from the right, from the left, from diagonally… seven swords were coming at me in a multifaceted trajectory.
Yet, I didn’t move an inch.
I couldn’t slash them, and I couldn’t prevent them.
In that case, there was only one move left.
I surge the mana out of me, flaring up a golden aura in my body as I stood still.
“W-what the hell is that magic?”
‘Claudia’ shouts in confusion.
“By the way, did you know? That Elves here are similar to the General and Lucifer Class──”
Raising my magic to the limit, I held up my short golden sword to my shoulder level.
Put your right foot in front of you and your center of gravity on your left foot, as if you were holding a sword in the middle.
By the way, this is not your conventional amateur technique that is often watched in kendo animes. If you are reading this message, you are reading from an unauthorized aggregate site. Read at my WordPress to support me and my translations.
This will be the very first time, that I’ll be using a sword stance in actual combat.
“Crimson Emperor Beheading Move – Thirty–Seventh Sword, Rend Blade!”
It’s not about slashing the enemy; it’s about slashing the weapon.
Just like its namesake, it is a weapon destruction technique.
But I’ve adapted it in my own way.
As the possessor of the strongest magic sword skills, I was able to put my enormous magic power into the sword in my first try.
What I’m trying to do is I’m going to counter Claudia’s ultimate technique with a weapon destruction technique loaded with all the magic I can muster.
But then, something happened to Milfa’s form while I was doing this.
“I will assist you, master. Just point and shoot!”
What happened next was Milfa making a cracking sound as the tip of the sword split into two parts, like some sort of railgun.
“Burst – Seraphim Zapper!”
A magical red light was then released from the base of the bifurcated cutting edge.
The normal Seraphim Zapper was a bombardment technique that shoots out a mass of magic power without holding back, like a nuke, but this one is the opposite.
This one disperses them in one direction and releases them as innumerable number of sword waves, so many they seemed to look like a red beam from afar.
The silver light of Claudia’s countless blades and the red glow of the numerous magic blades I shot out…
They collided in the void, spreading two colored sparks in various directions.
Blade for blade, they clashed with each other, and wave for wave.
Slashing. Stabbing. Striking. Cleaving. Mowing. It was a really close battle.
Countless attacks and defenses condensed into a single moment. Then, seven high-pitched metallic sounds echoed out in the cave.
Claudia’s seven swords had been shattered into pieces.
The demon was astonished.
“This is your end, Jarvice!”
I used my strengthened leg power to get to her in an instant.
Lacking a sword and unarmed, there was nothing Claudia could do to resist.
Pinching it down with my fingertips, I ripped a piece of flesh from her forehead with ease.
The freed Claudia looked at me, smiled faintly, and collapsed.
I smiled back at her, then shifted my gaze to the old woman.
I said with anger in my voice.
Trying to manipulate others – my friends, even – into killing me from a safe distance……it was indeed too despicable.
“Tch……to think there is one hell of a monster here as well…!”
With a cluck of her tongue, Jarvice tried to escape to the back of the cave.
“As if I’ll let you!”
Despite her weapon broken, the first one to jump out was Mary.
The magical barrier created by Mina blocked Jarvice’s escape route, and the countless briars summoned by Ingrid entangled her limbs.
“Kuh, something like this…”
The demon tried to struggle, but its shackles only went tighter.
“To think I was easily caught like this……I would have already broke this spell if I didn’t use too much of my magic to control that girl…”
“How dare you! Not also Claudia, but for you to target even Lian’s life!”
Mary stood in front of her.
“Haha, have you lost your mind in anger? You think you can kill this Jarvice without any weapons?” This chapter translation is made possible by stabbing with a syringe translations. check up-to-date translations only at this site.
Despite the warning, Jarvice gave a gloating chuckle.
Indeed, her sword had been broken by Claudia just now.
“I’m not that easy enough to be beaten by an unarmed human, no matter how bound I am by a spell of this magnitude, girl.”
“Shut up. You’re good enough with my own bare hands.”
“No, you can’t do that!”
I snapped at Mary, who’s seemed to be losing it in anger.
“If you want to deal with her, use this!”
I threw the Milfa at her.
Despite the distraught of the demon, Mary jumped up and grabbed the golden sword in midair.
“Crimson Emperor Beheading Move – First Sword, Flame Emperor’s Blazing Fire!”
A slash that uses gravitational acceleration similar to that of a meteorite falling was fully slammed towards the demon’s face.
Jarvice was cut in two from the top of her brain, and her body, which had also been split in half, shattered into countless snowflake-like lights the instant they separated.
Was the damage so great that it has surpassed the threshold of her super-fast regeneration?
She’s completely disappeared, without any traces left.
But with this, The quest to defeat the S-class demon Jarvice is now complete.
A few days have passed since then.
Today is the day for the ranking update.
I went to the Adventurer’s Guild branch to check my new rank once again.
Thanks to the difficult quest to defeat an S-Class demon being a success, Mina, Mary and Ingrid had all been promoted from C-Class to B-Class.
Congratulations to you three.
And as for me……
Name: Lian Tiarade
Old Rank: D-Class 13117
New Rank: C-Class 21st
Following on from last time, I’ve moved up another rank – all in a span of one week.