A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Novel Chapter 73

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special Novel


Chapter 73. Terrorism (5)



New   Outsiders   emerged   from   the   gate.   They   looked   far stronger than the ones that they had been fighting against so far.  These fresh Outsiders numbered twenty strong and wore the same uniform as the existing Outsiders.  The warriors had black armour and were holding swords of decent quality, while the wizards were all at least of the Third-Circle.




It was an elite army of Outsiders.




They started slaying the defense force in a show of brilliance. It was impossible to repel them, let alone dominate them. There was  almost  no  one  in  the  defense  force  that  was  able  to  face them at their level.




'Shit.  We  can't  hold  for  much  longer  if  more  strong  people cross over again.'




It was important to change the coordinates of teleportation gate immediately.




Desir commanded the party.





"Pram, Romantica! Protect the troops so that they are not lost pointlessly!"




"Gotcha!"




At  one  part  of  the  battlefield  where  the  fiercest  battle  was unfolding, Pram appeared.  He dealt with one of the Outsiders with a single swing of his silvery rapier.  He was definitely the superior force here.




Romantica was also curtailing the momentum the Outsiders. Due to the presence of these two, the defense force would not continue to crumble dreadfully, even if they couldn't seize the initiative in the battle.




"Yaaap!"




They overpowered the Outsiders.  With the exception of the new   elite   army,   there   were   still   plenty   of   Outsiders   and disordered fights had developed as the battlefield spread out.


"I need to get closer to the center of the magic array of the teleportation gate to reset the coordinates. Cover me, Adjest."




Adjest lead the way and Desir assisted her from the rear.  By thoroughly  analysing  and  inverting  the  magic  of  the  enemy, Desir  was  intermittently  taking  care  of  the  Outsiders  with Third-Circle magic.  His Third-Circle magic was super-fast and its power was way stronger than normal Third-Circle spells. He approached  the  center  of  teleportation  gate  while  subduing opposing Third-Circle wizards one by one.




Outsiders realised that Adjest and Desir were heading towards the gate and immediately shifted their focus onto them.




It was a winnable fight at the beginning but the combination of  a  knight  level   and  Third-Circle  wizard  attack  from  the Outsiders proved to be a formidable combination. Their strong opposition brought Adjest to a stop. There were only a few more steps left to reach the gate.




"It  is  enough  at  this  distance.   Please  hold  for  5  minutes, Adjest."




In front of the teleportation gate, analysis had begun.  Desir


had to reset the coordinates of the teleportation gate that the Outsiders had modified. Because the teleportation magic was a complicated and heavy magic that belonged to the Fifth-Circle, there was a huge amount of calculation required to analyse it.




'Well, freezing-palace can't be used.'




Adjest was thinking about how to fight the Outsiders as one of them  entered  the  reach  of  her  sword.  Freezing-palace  was  a magic that allowed one to infinitely invoke the desired magic within a designated area. As it was used simultaneously against multiple members of the Aman tribes in the Shadow World, it was powerful  enough to handle the Outsiders despite being so unwieldy.  Ultimately though, it was a difficult magic to use in such disordered battle. Due to it being an area-of-effect spell  it was possible to catch both enemy and friendly forces in it. The use of freezing-palace in a battlefield like this might result in friendly-fire. This left just one strategy that Adjest could deploy.




'Then, pure magic and fencing are the only way to fight this enemy.'




She wielded her sword and swung it at the enemy in front of her. Her counterpart was holding two swords, one in each hand - one was a short sword and the other a long sword.




As soon as she avoided the sword from her side by ducking her head the other sword immediately followed up.




Her  sword  and  the  Outsider's  collided  against  each  other. Adjest's  power  was  superior  but  if  she  pushed  carelessly,  she may  end  up  giving  up  ground  as  the  attack  interval  of  the Outsider  swordsman  was  very  short  due  to  his  use  of  two swords.




Adjest adjusted her hold on the sword.




Grip




And she swung.




Fast.




Much faster.




With her natural physical ability she swung the huge sword at


a tremendous speed.




The  Outsider  crossed  his  swords  in  a  fluster  to  block  her attacks.




Wham!




Sparks flew from the exchange.




The Outsider flew back but stood up after rolling once in an admirable display of acrobatics. But there was no time for him to  take  a  breath.  Adjest  didn't  allow  him  any  recovery  and continued to press the attack in earnest.




He was furious and snorted. While licking his bloody lips, he yelled.




"You are strong! Strong! Very strong!"




"..."


The swordsman displayed a very irregular fencing style. The trajectory of his sword was extremely diverse, constant and rash as his sword flowed in a flexible manner, apparently without any concern for the inevitable accumulation of wounds.




Adjest thought that this exchange was very annoying. Amidst the  continuous  attacks,  Adjest  turned  her  eyes  towards  the wizard behind her for a brief moment. She realized that he had been busy forming a spell to invoke.




[Thurman Lightning]




It was an electric Third-Circle magic.




Adjest raised her sword to face against the Outsider's sword and stretched her free hand out towards the wizard. She shoved the swordsman away by strongly pushing the sword facing her in an outwards facing arc whilst also invoking a magic ice dome to protect her and also redirect the approaching magic.




Bump!




The ice exploded.  The lightning had gathered inside the ice


dome   and   was   returned   at   the   caster.   The   Outsider   was infuriated while shaking off his burnt-black hair and clothes. He started invoking a second magic.




"Let me enjoy this more!"




Whoosh!




A sword passed by Adjest's hand.




Patter.




Blood dripped onto the floor. The cost of losing concentration in a duel was immediately paid in full.




"... I have no more time to spend hanging out with you."




Adjest didn't have the time to spend playing any further with him. During the fight with him, the wizard was invoking more magic and Adjest couldn't handle both of their attacks together.


Adjest decided that she couldn't stall any longer.




[Magic-sword: Frozen Wave]




"... !?"




Following the trajectory of the sword that Adjest swung, the air  was  frozen  solid.  The  Outsider  swordsman  intuitively  felt the danger that magic-sword presented and rapidly retreated.




'I predicted that you would step back, of course.'




Adjest  had  actually  been  aiming  at  the  wizard  forming  his magic.  The swordsman who had been trading blows with her had  stepped  back  after  quickly  realising  the  change  in  the situation, but the wizard behind was not as quick. Because the wizard was fully focused on his Third-Circle magic, he couldn't figure out why the wind started to blow irregularly.  However, regardless  of  the  situation,  the  wizard  had  just  finished  the Third-Circle magic and invoked it at Adjest.




A   sphere   of   electricity   sped   towards   Adjest   emitting   a threatening noise.  Adjest continued swinging the magic-sword


towards   the   wizard,   naturally   meeting   the   electric   sphere without hesitation.




Buump!




Adjest frowned at the feeling of a twinge in her hand, but the concern was only momentary as her sword successfully slashed through the oncoming magic.




"What the...?!"




When  the  magic  that  the  wizard  had  toiled  on  invoking dissipated   with   one   cut   of   the   sword,   he   was   left   visibly disconcerted. He was now in a completely defenseless state. As he  was  about  to  turn-heel   and  flee,  Adjest  instantaneously approached him.




"... !"




There was no chance of him matching her speed. She punched the wizard in his solar plexus with her hilt.


Whack




A small noise resonated as he collapsed onto the ground. The wizard couldn't bear the acute pain and had passed out with his eyes rolling back into his head. This was the end of the wizard. The voice of the remaining Outsider reached Adjest's ears.




"Haha, I will finish it all here!"




The  swordsman  was  running  towards  Desir  while  she  was busy handling the wizard.




[Ice Lance]




It was a piece of cake now to deal with the remaining man, as the wizard was now out of the picture. The two ice lances that Adjest had invoked pierced up out of the ground in front of the swordsman.




During the brief moment that the swordsman hesitated.




[Grease]





Adjest closed the distance in an instant.




Drawing closer at ludicrous speed, the swordsman flinched.




"Eh? Eeeeeh?"




This  was  enough  to  ensure  defeat.  Adjest  flew  straight  and collided   directly   into   the   swordsman.   He   was   blown   back towards the teleportation gate. The two swords he held fell onto the ground with an unpleasant noise.




Adjest punched his stomach as he tried to attack again.




"Ugh!"




His upper body folded in pain. However, the swordsman had secretly gripped a dagger hidden at his waist. Adjest didn't allow him  the  opportunity  to  produce  the  knife  and  attacked  his lower-middle body with a vicious kick.


"Ughhhh!"




The  swordsman  screamed  at  the  pain  that  bloomed  beyond his expectation. Adjest then kicked him straight in the face as he held  her  legs  in  a  last-bid  to  get  up  and  turn  the  situation around. Her kick had apparently connected with his nose. With the noise of the dagger dropping to the ground, blood started to pour down his face, also revealing that his two front teeth were broken. This was finally enough for him to blackout.




"... Finished."




She shook her hands.




"Restoration of coordinates has been completed.  Good.  Now when the gate is restarted... "




Desir's analysis and inversion were finished just in time.




Hummmm!




The  formula  buried  under  the  teleportation  gate  started  to


change colour from red to blue. The gate allowing the Outsiders continuous reinforcement was now shut. The Outsiders couldn't hide their embarrassment at this strategic failure. The commanders who lead the defense force found that the battle was now in their favour and raised their voices.




"Defeat the remnants! They have no more reinforcements!"




"Whoooop-!"




As  long  as  the  defense  could  hold  out  until  the  supporting troops  arrived,  they  would  win.  With  the  situation  reversed morale was now sky-high on the defense force's side.




The   battle   was   almost   over.   Desir   looked   at   Adjest.   He sincerely thanked her for her efforts in holding against those Outsiders.




"Let's clear all of the remnants first."




"Got it."


The final  stage of the battle.  Whilst handling the Outsiders that troubled the defense forces, Desir recalled the man in the crow mask who hadn't shown up here. After the first terrorist attack, he actually hadn't appeared at all.




'I don't think he retreated...'




Where in the world did he go?




It would be an unsolved mystery until he appeared again.

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