Chapter 14: Adventurer, crushing defeat and profiting while others fight
(Edited by MaruPoyoPoyo)
After conveying that Ruu felt a strange magic, I told Lucas to stay put. After walking for about ten minutes in the forest, Ruu stops and informs me that the magical power is near.
"Is the monster there right now?"
"Is it dangerous?"
"I see.... I must prevent it from coming out."
It looks like a monster that is quite troublesome. If things go well, I will think about taming it, seems like it isn't impossible.
I'm approaching quietly so that no noise is made. After walking a little, I took a good look at the place where the monster is, the only problem was the monster there.
The figure is like that of a horse with yellow hair at first glance. However, its horn is long and black, that of which is undeniable. Eating the meal it killed with it's foot on the ground and after eating it sits downs and closes its eyes to take a nap.
"... A unicorn. Considerably dangerous opponent... "
"Do you think you’ll be able to win if you fight?"
"When it gets unsafe… Lime you hide. Because that monster is seriously dangerous."
Unicorn, the creatures that are given this name are Christian's symbolic animals on earth. It appears in a crest and the horn is said to be able to cure poison. There is the legend that unicorns, who are charmed by purity, will approach if you leave a virgin in the forest. But this is the result of the mistranslation of the Old Testament. Because it translated a different beast as a unicorn by mistake, and the association remained after it was revised, it was taken in as a Christian symbol. The unicorn is very aggressive, has the lion as an enemy, and seems to live in the moorland.
It isn't known which unicorn it is in this world, whichever one I choose, there is no change that both are dangerous. Because in this world Christianity doesn't exist, though I think that it is probably the aggressive one... Even if I make a mistake, I'm not the one who will suffer the consequences. I don't know what kind of attack should be launched.
"I’ll leave so as not to stimulate it for now. I think that it is sleeping and if I'm quiet it won't notice me."
Whether Ruu can win or not seems to be in doubt. Though I am worried and ran away in a three-six formation, I'm interested in why it is in such a place, but my life is precious. I was going to retreat calmly but a bush beside us moved with when we passed by with a rustling sound. (Tl note: three- six formation is an old ninja technique to escape an enemy)
The unicorn then opens its eyes in response to the rustling sound. Give me a break, what on earth? 4 people with weapons and wearing leather armor came out from the inside of the bush.
As for that, are... they adventurers? I have heard that there is an adventurer guild, it is the first time to see them first-hand.
As for their team, it's made up of a man who had a large sword, a young man equipped with a one-handed sword and shield, a man with glasses in a black robe and is holding a cane in his hands, and a woman wearing something like a canonical robe.
"Did you hate it in such a place… Let me bother you!"
"Oh, let's assume that it's good because it was found. But when it's seen in this way, it doesn't look very powerful."
"Because the unicorn is a monster of the B rank. Its strength is the same as a lesser dragon."
"We are a C rank party though, will we be alright?"
"It's no problem. Whether it is a lesser dragon or this monster, we can knock it down."
It takes a couple of steps... that fellow, after all bears the name of a unicorn. It has the strength of a lesser dragon, it can be comparable with Ruu. B rank or C rank, it will be possible to compete with it.
The place where the unicorn slept comfortably is being plowed and the ground is flung about with a hoof while it's growling in a low voice, it must be in a bad mood. I decided to stay for the time being, and from my position observe how it all works out.
"Oo-- it is angry. I'm getting motivated!!!" (Tl note: the oo is long)
"We can't stay too long because this forest is under the kingdom’s management."
"Well, we will defeat it quickly, and return. The strategy is the same as usual!"
After he finished talking, the old man and the young man went towards the unicorn and was standing dangerously close to it. Glasses and the woman look like the rearguard. Because she was singing, she must be the healer...
The old man was the first to have launched an attack. Carrying force, he swings down the sword from taking a high-handed stance. When the unicorn neighs loudly, the large sword is caught in the horn. With the same posture. it guards against the sword.
When it sees the young man stab from the side it shakes its head towards the young man's direction and the old man is blown off. Seeing this, the young man withdrew at once.
"Damn! It isn't easy.”
"Don't say such a thing. I’ll quickly kill it with my magic!"
The arms of the two vanguards are wrapped in bright red light. It is fire reinforcement magic. With that their muscle strength rises, guarding with the sword, he pushes it back with that. Does he intend to win? But while he is doing that, the unicorn also uses magic. Its body and horn have begun to be charged with electricity and a crackle can be heard. I think that it is lightning reinforcement magic, its speed and muscle strength rise simultaneously. At the same time, an arrow of lightning appears and aims at the two people in the rear. It is the basic strategy to aim for the damage dealer and cut off support from the healers.
"Shit! That fellow is asking for trouble!"
"Leave it to me!"
The young man moves quickly to stand in front of the rearguards and blocks the arrow with his shield. He refuses to use magic even when it is reinforcement magic.
"I’ll help you recover immediately!"
However, the unicorn seems to have gotten one. The man kneels down on the spot and doesn't move anymore. The woman rushes up immediately and helps him recover with magic.
"Spirit, the power of the earth, gather around and become the spear that pierces the enemy, earth spear!"
The old man handles the piercing of the fast and heavy unicorn with the large sword. The glasses shoots the earth spear and it was shattered by a lightning bolt. That old man is enormous and parrying such fast attacks accurately.
"Even if it's shot, how many small ones can it knock down! I’ll try a huge one now!"
"I see. I’ll try to buy you some time, ok?"
"I'll cast it now!"
The glasses starts accumulating magic and the old man continues to hold down the unicorn.The young man who finishes recovering joined the attack and finally the adventurer side has room to breathe.
The sword of the young man catches the unicorn's leg and the old man is accustomed to taking advantage of slowed movement and he strikes the unicorn with all his power. It hits the chest and the unicorn retreats swiftly.
"Tss! Was it shallow?! Hey, is it finished yet?"
"Make it quick! His magic is also charging!"
"It's done! Spirit, the power to crush the enemy, gather in my hand, shoot and set free, rock point”
Glasses pointed his stick and was going to fire his magic but a stream of electric current runs through the body of the unicorn and the horn begins to shine brightly.
For a moment the figure moved slightly and then all of a sudden, BANG! I heard that sound. The magic that glasses prepared was not shot. When I looked at glasses,
Glasses had his heart pierced through by the horn of the unicorn and screamed loudly. Jyuuuu..., the area is filled with the sound of burned flesh and an unpleasant smell. Is that the name of the guy, Glass? Only his glasses remains.
The unicorn waves its head and flings away the glasses guy. He is flung out and with a thud hits the ground, then the woman rushed up to use recovery magic.
The old man is in rage and thrusts his sword at the unicorn that didn't try to avoid it at all. Can it not move as a side-effect of the rush from a little while ago?
The men took a back-swing with the sword and it shakes greatly from the top and is lowered. Even though it looked as if the unicorn's neck was moving straight, it slightly moves its neck towards the end and the sword clashes with its horn, *crackle* *crackle* *crackle*! An electric current goes through the body of the old man.
The electricity that the unicorn wore, it is likely to have flowed into the old man. The middle aged man was burned and falls down while sputtering smoke.
"Damn shit shit shit shit! Shanmerī, Glass? "
"It is useless....Gusu, I can't help them..."
"Watch me burn! It is likely to still survive!"
The young man changes completely, and he launches an attack probably because he wants to buy time for the middle-aged man's recovery. He is about to cut it while dealing with the falling of the thunderbolt with his shield without minding that he is hurt.
Going in all or nothing, the stab of the young man pierces the chest of the unicorn.It neighs loudly and the young person is kicked and thrown with the forefoot.
"Lane! Now, recovery!"
"Don't come, it's running away! "
With the sword sticking in its chest, thunder wraps around the unicorn's body again. Does it intend to do that high speed dash?
"Shameri, please run away, quick!"
"But I don't want to!"
"Hurry up! All that remains is us! While I suppress it, escape quickly!"
"... I understand. Lane also, you must survive."
She says so, and the woman of the canonical robe starts running towards the outside.The young man holds his shield out and is poised to take a dash.
The unicorn kicks the ground, crashes into the young man and goes through his shield. But it doesn't end only with that. The unicorn runs without dropping speed, the women who just tried to enter the forest surely, it was aiming its horn at her.
"Was that party not able to knock it down? Oh, one rank's difference seems to be the limit and there's no way to overcome it or?”
"Oh, why didn't I go help? Well, because I wanted to know the attack pattern of that fellow, so I looked on... "
When saying so, there was definitely the option to help them, not doing so was very unusual for me.
"I've learned that fellow's attack pattern thanks to that party, they also dealt some damage. So as to not waste their deaths, I will tame it."
Without me, you don't say the words.
"Lime, stay over there, it is dangerous."
"It seems to be all right. When the time comes, I’ll fly to the sky and escape."
OK, it is done! For my ambitions, I have to tame the unicorn. I pray that it is female!
"Hey, the unicorn over there! I'm over here!"
The unicorn that was going to go somewhere glares at me when it hears my voice. I understand that it is clearly very irritated with me.
As for the unicorn, to see Ruu standing next to me, its state clearly changes. It shows its teeth and puts up its ears and an electric current runs through its body with crackling sounds.
"Spirits of the dead, the power violated by nobody like Kongo, steel body!"
Even I did not spend two months without progressing. As well as the training of martial arts, I also did training for my support magic in various ways to increase my magical powers. The quantity of my magical power increased plenty in the time span of these two months. Even if I say that it increased, it's still below the average....
I handed the magical power to Ruu and like before, when my magic left my body, I came to feel sick. The support magic of the soil, its effect is to harden the scales. Originally, it will become physical reinforcement magic and the strength of the scale and defense will increase a lot so it is suitable for Ruu.
It is due to that dash that we had to take precautions and strengthen our defense. It is probably the strongest skill that this fellow can use. I want to avoid its speed and prepare to take measures, but it is not the time yet and I think the damage Ruu will receive is low. It's possible to fly and avoid it, but because there are no means to attack from the air, I rejected the idea. If Ruu's acting alone and the unicorn aims for the landing, then it will be dangerous.
I get on the back of Ruu and pour magic into her. The unicorn's posture shows that it intends to dash and the horn is pure white and emits light with a crackle and sparks are scattered.
I centralize the magical power of the whole body to the front of Ruu. Our body is kept low and we take a fighting stance in order to aim for the face and internal organs.
Dong! The body of the Ruu greatly shakes and Ruu held out but she is being pushed behind.
"Are you alright, Ruu!?"
Ruu raises a muffled voice. The unicorn stabbed into her stomach and stuck its horn into the right chest when I saw the front. But it only sinks halfway into her body. Ruu tightened her muscles, she did prevent the horn which was blocked by a scale and the force was mitigated! If the other party was in perfect condition, the wound might have been deeper. It was helpful that it was injured.
Ruu bites the neck of the unicorn that tries to escape from Ruu, after the horn is pulled out from Ruu's body, it throws itself into the ground several times as they are, it wrestled to try to free its neck and trunk from Ruu. Still, the unicorn was wildly struggling, it became tired after ten minutes or so and gave up, it became quiet.
"OK, this one is our win due to fatigue. Ruu is the wound all right?"
"Just in case, I’ll treat it later. Now, the rest is his treatment..."
The unicorn continues to glare at me even though it became quiet. Because I won the fight, taming it should be possible.
"You are my monster from now on. Listen carefully to what I say, it's because you were defeated."
The unicorn listens to my words reluctantly and understood what I said to it. Might such the first massage, if they may take in the future, is it good?
"That's good. Ruu, let it be. It's because he joined, too"
Ruu separated from the unicorn, but she is not lowering her guard yet. Well, I don't know whether the taming was done properly either. The line is not yet made and I can´t trust the intention of the monster.
Then I was slightly shocked because the unicorn stood up even though it is badly injured, I have to let it recover fast. Is the sword still stuck in it?
"May I pull the sword out?"
Because it seems to be behaving fine, I gripped the handle and pulled it out in an instant. The sword came out much easier than I thought, and blood gushes out of the wound. It is not good at all!
"Stop bleeding, stop bleeding!"
Oh, is it cured soon even if I leave the wound like this? Though it will be so, I should still tend to the wound.
For now, I'll stop the bleeding.
I take out clean clothing and put it on the wound of the unicorn. It was only bleeding a lot at the beginning, now it is just dripping naturally. If so, then just stop completely please.
"By the way.Lime, you can come out!"
Lime comes out from the thicket and runs to me. Oh, are you interested in the young man's sword?
“What's wrong? Do you want this?"
"Oh, I don't plan on using it and it's good. Oh-, what should I do with the corpse..."
If it's left just as it is, when someone discovers them, it's going to be troublesome. ... Let's use them effectively.
"Lime. These corpses, you can eat them all. I already took their personal belongings, the rest are not needed so you can eat them."
Trembling gladly, Lime jumps and then goes running at the corpses. It is very pleased and above all, doing so is to help dispose of the dead.
"Hmm, I will take a rest until Lime finishes eating. Let me ask, are you a female?"
"Well, I hope it is a female! That would be nice!"
What should I do if it is a male? No, I did tame it, even if it is male or female. For the harem though it should be female.
It is not necessary to think about this fellow's name. It is the third monster I've tamed, should I find a way to let them evolve to a person?