A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Novel Chapter 72

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special Novel


Chapter 72. Terrorism (4)



The capital  of Prillecha, Deltaheim, was facing a disaster of unprecedented  scale.  The  Outsider's  terrorist  attack  aimed  at the  palace  had  been  effectively  carried  out  and  the  damage caused by it was severe.




The speed of their actions was high as it seemed like they had made exhaustive strategies from thoroughly investigating all of the   major   facilities   in   Deltaheim.   In   an   instant   they   had destroyed  the  defense  forces  protecting  these  facilities  and occupied them.




As  a  result,  the  defense  forces  of  Deltaheim  selected  the stadium, where the Yellow Ocean Competition was held, to be the   public   shelter   and   also   their   temporary   headquarters. Belatedly,  they  started  carrying  out  measures,  step  by  step against this terrorist attack.




However it was not going to be an easy task to recapture these occupied  facilities.  The  Outsiders  were  a  pack  of  mysterious people that deliberately obscured or hid their identities. Unless their purpose was clearly identified, the defense forces couldn't recklessly lead their forces and repel the Outsiders.



Desir's party reformed under this situation.




"Thank god you are safe."




Desir sighed in relief upon meeting up with Romantica, Adjest and   Pram.   He   had   heard   that   they   had   confronted   some Outsiders and thought it was very lucky that they didn't sustain injuries as a result.




As  the  public  continued  to  gather  here,  Romantica  shouted while directing the fleeing civilians towards the defense force.




"You  all  must  evacuate  with  these  guys  and  stay  safe  until things are settled here."




She  looked  around  Deltaheim  where  flames  continued  to spread as far as the eye could see.




"How dare they do this... I can't forgive them. I will help the defense force and protect Deltaheim with my all."


To  Desir,  Adjest  and  Pram,  the  things  happening  here  had nothing  to  do  with  them.   But  to  Romantica,  this  was  her hometown. Her anger was only a matter of course.




Desir sighed.




"I  knew  you  would  say  that.  Adjest,  Pram  and  I  think  we should  help  the  forces  defeat  the  Outsiders.  If  we  turned  our backs in a situation like this, we will definitely regret it."




Pram and Adjest nodded in agreement.




"I agree. I don't think it is a good idea to leave this situation as is."




"Me too."




Romantica passionately rebutted them.




"I   can't   let   you   get   caught   up   in   matters   involving   my country!"



"Romantica, as much as you worry about us, we also worry about you. We will never let you go alone."




"Yes Romantica. If something happened to you... "




Since it hurt Pram a lot just thinking about the possibility, his eyes already brimmed with tears.




"Bu, But......"




"Romantica,  don't  you  know  who  Desir  is?  He  will   never change his thoughts after making up his mind on something."




Adjest's  response  seemed  like  the  clincher  in  this  matter. Romantica's head sank down to her chest and she choked out a response.




"... Thank you all."




Desir's party agreed to repel the Outsiders, who had attacked the  capital,  by  helping  the  defense  forces.  They  went  to  the


temporary headquarters and requested to join them on the field.




"We are a party from Hebrion Academy.  All  of us are single rankers and we would like to be of assistance in this situation."




After showing their uniforms and communication bracelets as proof  of  being  Hebrion  single  rankers,  the  participation  of Desir's party was approved.




An  officer  was  designated  to  give  a  simple  briefing  on  the current status of affairs to Desir's party.




"Nice to meet you. I'm Desir Arman, the leader of this party."




"I'm officer Donnel."




His  tone  was  brisk  and  businesslike.   He  may  have  been influenced by the current state of tensions between nations, and as a result hated working with anything related to Hebrion.




Donnel   spread   a   map.   It   was   an   ichnographic   map   of Deltaheim.  Points were marked on it with various symbols to


represent the current known positions of the Outsiders and the facilities that needed to be recovered.




"At present, we have successfully recaptured the communication department and are busy repairing it. The other facilities are also somewhat under-control, but there is just one place that we are struggling with."




In the middle of the map of Deltaheim, he pointed out one spot.




It was the teleportation authority offices.




"This area is occupied by the Outsiders."




The teleportation gate was used during visits from honored guests as well as for various military matters. It was enchanted to travel long distances in a moment. As a result many support forces routinely passed through there.




"This is why our reinforcements didn't arrive."


It was said that this was where the Outsiders spent most of their effort to take as the terrorist attack first unfolded.  As a result,   the   Outsiders   continued   to   receive   reinforcements through the teleportation gate causing this to be the place of the hardest battle in Deltaheim.




"From  the  coordinates  set  at  the  teleportation  gate,  it  is possible  that  the  Outsiders  will   setup  a  retreat  route  after inverting the magic."




It   was   not   easy   to   invert   the   Fifth-Circle   magic   of   the teleportation   gate,   but   Desir   recalled   the   crow   mask   and understood.




"Reclaiming this place and breaking the teleportation gate are the current plan of the defense forces.  Please help the defense destroy it."




"If  we  break  the  gate,  then  the  West  Kingdom  Union  also won't have access to supporting forces."




"It's inevitable.  There is no wizard who has the level  of skill required to modify the coordinates of this teleportation gate."


"If that is the case, I can help."




Donnel immediately regarded him with a look of surprise.




"Are you at a level higher than the Fifth-Circle?"




"No, I'm not but I know how to do it. I've modified something at this level several times."




Donnel responded with a look of admiration.




"... I'd be very glad if you could do that. Things will turn out favorably for us if the coordinates of the gate can be reset."





The sun blazed down.  Sounds of yelling, screaming, magical energy bursting and other sounds synonymous with battle were carried around the capital by the wind.




The office of the teleportation authority was a huge two-story building, used for transferring VIPs and military in emergencies and  as  a  result  was  protected  by  the  highest  level  of  defense


magic available to the country.




A battle line had formed with the Outsiders in front of the teleportation authority. They had warriors with shields lead the line and wizards at their back to confront the defense forces. The number of them was small  but they were much stronger than the defense force.




The balance of power in the confrontation between these two forces  continued  to  see-saw  back  and  forward.  However,  this was all overturned in a moment. The Outsiders suddenly shifted their focus to a single point in the defense force's front and it crumbled under this pressure. An excessive number of Outsider warriors  flooded  forward  like  a  deluge.   The  defenses  were thrown back indicating that a corner of the front was starting to lose.




One of the Outsiders had a weighty shield and huge hatchet. When  he  charged  forward  with  his  shield  raised,  one  of  the soldiers on defense was flung into the air.  This Outsider then smiled  and  came  closer  to  the  soldier  left  sprawled  on  the ground,  while  fondling  the  hatchet  that  he  was  holding.  The soldier rushed to his feet and turned his back to start running. It was at this moment that the Outsider raised his huge hatchet above his head in preparation of chopping off the soldier's head. Unexpectedly though, the Outsider's body flew backwards like a


kite that had its string cut. Blood gushed out from the fist-sized hole that had appeared in his chest. He died so suddenly that he did not even have a chance to scream.




The surviving soldier was dazed and looked over his shoulder. There  was  a  girl  launching  spells  from  far  away,  with  a  long silver iron rod resting against her shoulder.




It was Romantica.




Bang.




By  consecutively  invoking  sniping  magic,  she  had  steadily helped the soldiers at risk out of danger.




"Yippee!"




She wasn't alone.




A  swordsman  who  demonstrated  extremely  rapid  fencing with  a  Blanchum  rapier,  had  been  subduing  the  enemy  with precise  attacks.  It  was  hard  for  the  human  eye  to  track  the


attacks of his sword. The Outsiders that the defense forces were struggling up until now against, easily fell apart in front of him.




A girl  with grey hair was overwhelming.  She attacked with both magic and fencing, and no Outsiders stood a chance against her might.




The Outsiders realised that those who had suddenly appeared infront of them were the real threat. They readied to fire their best magic at them.  Magic spells hung in the air as they were formatted and arranged.




"Watch out!"




Just as a soldier tried to warn the party, the magic that the Outsiders  tried  to  invoke  blurred  and  disappeared  in  a  flash. They  tilted  their  heads  at  this  occurrence  that  made  neither rhyme nor reason. The voice of a boy resounded.




"I  fully  analysed  and  inverted  it!  They  can't  use  that  magic anymore! It's fine to enter now!"




Pram  and  Adjest  started  interfering  in  the  battle  in  earnest


now.  Only four people had joined the battle but the situation was entirely reversed.  The defense force pushed the Outsiders back and started to advance on the offices of the teleportation authority.




The  Outsiders  were  flustered  and  could  only  unwillingly retreat.




"Our reinforcements!"




"A Third-Circle wizard!"




Morale  soared.  Under  the  full  power  of  Desir's  party,  the Outsiders were taken down soundly.




"Pull back!"




The Outsiders finally couldn't stand anymore and declared a full  retreat.  The  defense  force  and  Desir's  party  chased  after them  but  they  came  to  a  halt  in  front  of  the  teleportation authority.


The teleportation authority was protected by strong defense magic.  It  was  literally  a  fort  in  both  a  magical  and  physical sense.




The  Outsiders  had  completed  their  retreat  by  locking  its doors.




Desir turned to Adjest.




"Adjest,  I  will  invert  the  defense  magic.  Blow  the  door  off right after that."




"Leave it to me."




Beammm!




Desir  detected  the  defense  magic  around  the  teleportation authority. He caught the skillfully crafted, complicated formations and started to craft a counter formation in his head. After analysing the magic, Desir laughed ironically.




'It is a structure dexterously weaving reignite from its base to


provide  protection  against  physical  impact.  It  is  definitely  a strong magic but it's far too old-fashioned.'




The difficulty level was quite high but it was fully analysed in less  than  10  minutes  as  Desir  had  finished  analysing  the  core formation of it.




Clank!




The  links  weaving  the  defense  magic  together  were  broken and the teleportation authority was defenselessly left exposed. Adjest's  freezing  magic  was  invoked  and  the  entrance  to  the teleportation authority was completely blown apart.




BOOM!




With the entrance pierced, an embarrassed looking group of Outsiders were revealed.




So  as  to  not  squander  the  opportunity,  the  defense  force infiltrated the building.


"Everybody in!"




"Move forward!"




Desir's party followed the defense force.




A battle broke out inside. The Outsiders couldn't seize victory and were forced to continually retreat. There were only a few of them left.




The defense force and Desir's party re-took the first floor in the  blink  of  an  eye,  and  moved  forward  to  the  second  floor where the teleportation gate was located. This floor was shaped like a square, to allow for the easy movement of a large number of troops, and was centred around a teleportation gate.




A super-massive magic formation completely filled the room with a diverse number of formations.




"Is that what I need to invert?"




At that exact moment the magic formula turned red and the


gate started to operate.

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