A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Novel Chapter 75

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special Novel


Chapter 75. At the End of the Nightmare (2)



The demon from the legend.  The one who once belonged to the   highest   level   of   the   Shadow   Labyrinth   had   appeared. Shattering the entire cliff the demon rolled its gigantic eyes to spot the city near the shore.  Then it slowly moved its massive legs.  It  was  a  walking  disaster.  As  it  took  a  step  the  ground shook and everything nearby was wrecked.  All  of the parasols that beautifully embellished the beach just hours before were crumpled  and  destroyed.   On  approaching  the  half-collapsed castle the demon came to a complete stop. The castle which had been half-melted and of which there was scant amount of it still standing, would have originally served to repel the demon.




Perhaps  due  to  memories  from  its  past,  the  demon  struck down what remained of the castle. The castle which had stood there for hundreds of years further fell  to pieces and was left completely shattered.




"Rooooaaarrrr"




It was a shout as powerful  as thunder.  The sea that used to shine like gold became pitch-black as the sky lost all  light, not even stars could be seen.



"Where in the world did a monster this strong come from?!"




Later,  the  capital's  defense  forces  and  Western  Kingdom's foremost champions, the Avalon Army, formed into lines and took up strategic positions on the walls of Deltaheim. But they were all  rooted to the spot from a strong sense of dread, after seeing the demon that felt like a great plague, slowly but surely close in on the city.




The commander of the Avalon Army was petrified. He was a well-renowned   veteran   who   had   participated   in   numerous Shadow Worlds, but even he had never seen a monster of this size in any of them.




"If that thing approaches here..."




It's over. There were so many citizens still taking refuge in the city.   There  was  no  place  to  retreat  to.   It  was  under  these circumstances   that   the   commander   was   forced   to   make   a decision, knowing full well that any choice that he made would be deemed reckless in hindsight.




"Block it!"




The  gates  opened  and  the  Deltaheim  troops  rushed  out  to fight against the beast. In the castle, wizards formulated magic for invoking and archers nocked their arrows. Soon the sky was filled with bolts and magic. But nothing worked against it. None of   the   magic   or   arrows   could   penetrate   Dadenewf's   skin. Instead, they bounced off pitifully without even leaving a mark behind.   The   soldiers   swung   their   swords   and   thrust   their spears. The army clad in steel could not cut through the hide of the beast, but rather broke their weapons trying. With a single swing,  numerous  soldiers  were  cut  down  by  Dadenewf,  as  if they were nothing more than a bunch of flies. The troops were devastated  and  morale  quickly  plummeted.  It  was  as  if  they were the pathetic moths diving into a brilliant flame, their sole purpose  in  this  battle  to  be  meatshields  and  buy  a  miniscule amount of time before inevitably being slaughtered.




Desir and his party were looking at the scene unfolding before them  and  could  not  hide  how  dreadful  they  felt.  They  also realized that all of the demons that they had encountered in the Hebrion Academy tests were a joke in comparison to this one. Its size, power, and pressure were all incomparable -- the demon that blindly sought destruction and wholesale slaughter.




"I've gotta go help quickly."


Romantica  was  clearly  overwhelmed  but  she  tried  to  get herself  moving  after  seeing  the  demon  heading  towards  the castle.




"Stop."




Desir stopped Romantica. His dark black eyes were shaking.




"There's nothing you can do."




Sadly,  Romantica  already  knew  that.   She  pointed  to  the people who were blocking Dadenewf.




"Them too."




But Desir turned down Romantica.




"Are you saying that you want to be killed over there?"




"I'm not going to ask you to help me. It's already enough with what you've done before. But this is my hometown. I can't just


sit back and watch!"




Desir absolutely understood how she felt but he could never send  her  into  that  field  of  slaughter.  And  he  also  knew  how selfish  he  was  being.  But  to  him,  there  was  something  called responsibility,  that  he  had  to  protect  her  even  if  he  had  to trample over and ignore her feelings. Desir continued in a voice that could barely be discerned.




"Remember the promise we made."




"A promise?"




Instantly, Romantica remembered the promise that she had made; to unconditionally drop everything and run away when they encountered an unmanageable threat. That's what she had promised him.




Romantica replied in agony, as she weighed up the promise against the unfolding situation.




"But Desir..."



"Mister Desir, they will  collapse if this continues, then all  of the city will collapse as well. They need our help."




Pram supported Romantica, but Desir was determined.




"They will. But it's not on us. We can't do anything here."




Pram couldn't say anything to this.




"Aargghhh!"




At that time, there was shouting mixed up with the sound of wind  that   blew  over  from  the  shore.   Desir's  party  sensed something odd and looked at Dadenewf.




Dadenewf opened its gigantic mouth and everyone could feel the   destructive   magic   power   that   gathered   before   rapidly beaming out.  Soon afterward, a high-intensity heat wave shot out from Dadenewf.




Brrrzp




Everything in the path of the heatwave had been erased. The ultra high-intensity beam left a distortion in the air from the heat wave that passed through.




"..."




At this absurd sight, Romantica and Pram were left speechless. There was only one person who could fight against such ridiculous things.




Zod told Desir and his party.




"I have to go too. You should retreat from here."




"Tower Master, there should be a core buried deep inside the back of its spine. But even if you know where the core is located, it's not going to be easy to reach it due to its hard shell."




The core.


All  demons  have  a  core  in  their  bodies.  Their  bodies  form around it. Zod listened to Desir but felt something was strange.




"How do you know that?"




"Well, I'll  explain the details later. The first thing we should do is stop it."




Dadenewf continued to approach the city of Deltaheim. There was no time to delay.




"And when that rune on its tusk turns red, it will  shoot the same beam attack. It's impossible to block it with our defensive magic, so the best alternative is to twist its neck and change the direction of the beam. Please remember that if we lower its body heat, that will decrease the power of it by up to half."




"...  I have no choice but to trust you.  You can leave this to me."




Zod was just about to roll up his sleeves and cast his magic.


"I can't let you disturb it."




Just then, someone's voice was heard from behind.  Turning around,  there  was  a  man  with  a  hood  over  his  head.  It  was Crow-Mask.  Although  he  fell  short  of  Zod,  he  was  capable  of confronting him and wasting time. If Zod was delayed by him, Dadenewf  would  without  a  doubt  destroy  the  entire  city  of Deltaheim.




"But I can't just ignore this guy..."




It was a difficult choice to make while under pressure. Crow-Mask invoked his magic. In defense, Zod could only return fire by throwing his own power back. And at that moment...




"Tower Master, teleport Crow Mask and me! I'll try to oppose him!"




"But..."




"Tower Master!"


Zod hesitated for a moment but after seeing Desir's eyes full of confidence, he soon made up his mind.  He started invoking a teleportation spell.




"I told you that this wouldn't work."




Unfortunate as it was, Crow-Mask was stronger at teleportation than Zod. As soon as Zod started formulating his teleportation    magic,    Crow-Mask began analysing it    and invoking his own magic. As the power of Crow-Mask started to undo Zod's spell, his body that had started to break down into dust   immediately   began   to   reform.   His   magic   was   clearly interrupting Zod's spell.




However, Crow-Mask suddenly looked at Zod. Zod must have been processing teleportation magic while also analysing Crow-Mask's counter magic.




'When exactly was my magic inverted?'




Zod's teleportation magic was invoked to completion. Dazzling light filled everyone's vision. When Crow-Mask opened his eyes again, he was already in the middle of Deltaheim city.


"Interesting..."




Crow Mask once again gathered his magic power and began to cast  a  teleportation  spell.   But  this  time,  his  body  did  not disintegrate into dust. It was the same as before. His magic did not  move  to  the  next  step  as  if  there  was  a  wall  blocking  it. Feeling strange, he looked at the boy in front of him.  The boy looked like a magician of the Third-Circle at best.  Someone so insignificant  that  Crow-Mask  could  not  even  deem  him  as someone to care about.




That  boy  was  inverting  his  magic.  Crow-Mask  opened  his mouth.




"You're the one who undid the magic I set up in the palace."




"Yes, it was me."




"The  amount  of  mana  you're  holding  is  just  terrible,  but you're pretty good at analysis."




Then, the gaze of Crow-Mask moved towards the clothes that Desir was wearing.





The Hebrion Academy "Clothes Line".




That's  the  defense  suit  that  is  only  assigned  to  the  single rankers   in   Hebrion   Academy. Crow-Mask   understood   the situation and gave up on teleporting to Zod, while at the same time reaching out to Desir.




"I have changed my mind. I will deal with you first."




'Gravity Control'




Enormous gravity pressured Desir and his surroundings.




Crack




The sidewalk couldn't hold-out and began to break.




'Gravity Reverse'


Desir  reversed  the  gravity  in  a  narrow  area  around  himself and escaped from the area of effect of the gravity spell. As Crow-Mask invoked his next spell, Desir soon read it.




'Night Claw'




Crow Mask stretched his hand out towards Desir and made a slicing motion in the air with it.  It appeared as if the air itself was cut in a straight line coinciding with this cutting motion.




Slice




Desir leaned down and a row of trees immediately collapsed behind him.




Desir  had  managed  to  dodge  this  spell  by  the  narrowest  of margins.




Desir quickly analyzed the opponent in front of him.




'He is a Twin Class wizard who can simultaneously use the attributes of space and fire in his magic. But is space magic the


type of magic that he specialises in?'




Space magic does not have any magic that can oppose it. This magic also happens to be superior to any other magic in terms of its destructive power. The only thing that Desir could do at this moment was to figure out the path of Crow-Mask's magic and dodge it.




'I can't be too close to him, but I also can't be too far away either. I need to maintain a reasonable standoff distance to have any chance at opposing him.'




While Desir was strategizing Crow-Mask continued to invoke a spell.

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