A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Novel Chapter 81

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special Novel


Chapter 81. His Decision (3)



The  beautiful   coast  was  now  covered  with  red  lava.   The troops that had been holding out against Dadenewt were now nowhere to be seen.




The result of this eruption phase was more than half of the vanguard being left incapable of combat. The vanguard had lost all semblance of control over Dadenewt. They retreated.




Priscilla had also over exerted herself and was left completely exhausted as a result.




At  this  point,  Zod  ordered  all  of  the  remaining  soldiers  to retreat.




Dadenewt had completely burnt the coast.  Searing lava and blackened marks was all that remained.




Only Zod and Priscilla remained on the walls of Deltaheim to confront Dadenewt and buy some time.


But this arrangement could not last long. Despite the magic of Zod, Dadenewt gradually approached the city.




Baaammmmm




Zod was invoking Sixth-Circle magic.  Up until  now, he had been limiting himself to the Fifth-Circle due to the potential of allies being caught up in the collateral damage.




Zod's   formation   of   Sixth-Circle   magic   while   continually invoking Fifth-Circle magic was enough to draw the admiration of many wizards.




Zod lifted his cane.




When Dadenewt reached the wall, Zod's Sixth-Circle spell was invoked.




[Time when all things fall asleep]




It was one of the highest level  freezing magics.  A spell  that brought about absolute sub-zero temperatures where all


molecular activity stopped within a fixed area.




The  flowing  lava  that  covered  Dadenewt's  entire  body  was cooled down.  In just a moment, the lava froze and hardened. Soon, the movement of Dadenewt slowed down and came to a complete stop. It now looked like a statue caught in the middle of winter.




It   was   the   first   time   that   Dadenewt's   movement   was significantly hindered.




The Saint looked back at Zod flashing a flirtatious look.




"This is great, Zod!"




Zod shook his head.




"No,  I  didn't  defeat  him,  I've  blocked  its  movement  for  a while."




Crick



The ice began to crack as if to disprove Zod's assertion. Eerie noises filled the air.




"How long can the magic last?"




"5 minutes? 10 minutes?"




Shortly afterwards, Dadenewt would break the ice and resume activity.




Even  the  Sixth-Circle  magic  was  only  enough  to  buy  some time.




"How can I defeat him? No magic I know can beat it. I'm not sure  but  if  it's  the  Seventh-Circle  magic  like  'Nuclear  Stream Buster'... it may work."




Zod checked his own state of wellness.




"I don't have enough magic power left."


After  a  series  of  fights,  Zod  didn't  have  much  magic  power left.  And  after  everyone  was  evacuated,  he  also  had  to  leave enough power in reserve to escape himself.




'It would have been better if I hadn't wasted power on Crow Mask...'




In  addition,  Zod's  magic,  which  had  been  enhanced  to  an unprecedented level  to push back against Dadenewt's advance and allow people to evacuate, was now showing its limits.




'So now...'




He glanced back and saw a Deltaheim that was so damaged and  filled  with  collapsed  buildings  that  it  could  no  longer  be called the capital of a nation.




It was a city full of vigor and abundance just a few hours ago.




The  city  which  was  still   alive  after  the  assault  from  the Outsiders   was   now   completely   destroyed   by   just   a   single monster.



"This defense has failed."




"Then..."




Zod calmly concluded.




Deltaheim was over.




At that moment he received a communication via magic.  It was from the unit of the Avalon Army that had retreated first. When the communication magic ended Zod turned to Priscilla.




"The  kings  of  the  Western  Kingdom  Union,  who  had  taken refuge  in  the  air-raid  shelter,  have  now  safely  escaped  to  the harbor.  Most of the citizens have also escaped unharmed.  It's our turn now."




That's right.




It was time to run away.


Priscilla  confirmed  that  Zod  was  formulating  teleportation magic.




"I know what you mean, but it's time to avoid it."




There   was   no   way   to   stop   Dadenewt   now. With   this experience, we need to be prepared.




"If all of the civilians have been evacuated... okay. Let's get out of here."




"Good idea."




Crick




There  was  a  huge  crack  in  the  ice  surrounding  Dadenewt's body. The Sixth-Circle magic was now at its limit. Fortunately, it was enough to buy time to invoke teleportation magic.




"Huh?"


The situation had suddenly changed.




The   ice   surrounding   Dadenewt   started   collapsing   at   an abnormal speed. The source was near the waist. After observing it casually, Zod was left surprised.




'Wings?'




Rumble




A new part was sprouting out from Dadenewt's body. It was a pair  of  wings  with  a  span  of  tens  of  meters.  The  huge  wings spread wide through the ice as if they had been in bondage until now. Lava splashed in all directions.




It began with cracks in the ice surrounding Dadenewt's body. Fragments  were  sent  flying.  The  ice  melted  in  the  heat  and began to evaporate.




Bump




The next thing liberated was the face. When Dadenewt moved


its neck, the hardened lava and ice shrapnel  fell  off and once again lava exploded outwards and encased its body like skin.




The Devil of Destruction, Dadenewt revealed itself.




It spread out its wings and howled toward the sky.




"Aaaaaaaaaah!"




"Huh!?"




"Ahhhh!"




The trapped heat exploded out. Even though the distance was still  quite  far  between  Dadenewt  and  the  wall,  in  the  intense heat, Zod covered his face subconsciously. His face flamed up, as if  he  was  sunburnt.  When  he  touched  his  face,  he  felt  how irritated it was, now covered with minor burns.




He had magic covering his entire body to keep out the heat. While the ambient temperature had actually been quite hot so far, he had not sustained any damage from it.





But  now,  Dadenewt  had  raised  the  temperature  with  heat great enough to beat the ice magic with just a roar.




"Huh, you've become stronger... ?"




Thoroughly appalled at this turn of situation, Zod could only laugh in vain.




"It's... It's really beyond imagination."




It flapped its wings but still could not fly. This was due to its lower body still being frozen. But the speed at which the ice was breaking showed that it was only a matter of time until it found its freedom.




And when that happened, Dadenewt would be flying destruction incarnate.




The goal was...


'The refugees...'




Dadenewt was no longer heading towards the collapsed city. Its  gaze  was  now  directed  at  the  series  of  ships  leaving  the harbor port.




Dadenewt's goal was to kill humans, not just to cause mindless destruction.




There was no such thing as a mindless creature.




"If it does, all  of the boats that have escaped the city will  be within the range of Dadenewt."




Zod and Priscilla suddenly turned their heads to the voice that came from behind them.




It was Desir.  His head was gray all  over, lightly dusted with ash, and his body was covered with wounds from the battle with Crow Mask.




Priscilla   approached   him   while   invoking   her   magic.   His


wounds began to heal little by little as a result.




"Why are you here?"




Priscilla dumbly enquired.




"Now that Dadenewt has revealed itself, we can't run away. If we don't stop it here, a lot of people will die."




If Dadenewt left here for his friends and the refugees, not only countless ordinary citizens but also the leaders of the Western Kingdom  Union  Council   would  be  condemned  to  a  certain death.




If  all  of  the  kings  who  ruled  the  continent  died  here,  the existing  world  order  would  fall   and  chaos  would  inevitably descend.




And that chaos was the aim of the Outsiders.




"I  won't  let  it  do  that...  Desir,  take  Priscilla  and  leave  in  a hurry. I'm going to keep it occupied."





"Zod!"




Priscilla shouted at him after seeing Zod's determination.




"No, I have a way."




Zod tilted his head at Desir's words.




"How can you bring it down?"




He pointed at Dadenewt.




The devil that the Seventh-Circle wizard, Zod had struggled to defeat.




The  being  that  had  excellent  defense  against  Fifth-Circle magic, practically ignoring it due to the natural structure of its body.


Zod has never met an opponent of this level.  It was such a powerful demon.




Even so, the Third-Circle wizard, Desir claimed to be able to beat it.




Desir responded.




"Give me all of the remaining mana on you."




"... Do you know what doing that means?"




"I know."




Using all  of his remaining mana.  That meant Zod could no longer invoke magic to escape from the demon.




He  had  no  idea  what  Desir  was  trying  to  do,  but  his  death would be confirmed if he failed.




"... What is the guarantee that you will succeed?"





"I can't say for sure since it's my first time trying."




Boooom




There was no time. The time given to Zod was just too short.




"Even if I trust you and give you all of my mana, how are you going  to  hold  on  to  that  mana?  Your  magic  circle  won't  last. Your body will collapse."




"There's a Saint."




If it's her recovery magic...




"I think you can survive it if you use all means."




"... Are you sure?"




"Of course."





Desir was sincere.




Zod turned his head towards Priscilla.




"Precilla, what's your opinion?"




Priscilla was also one of the people who would be sacrificed if Desir failed.




She   spoke   in   a   calm   tone   that   gave   off   a   feeling   of invincibility.




"I saw this boy for the first time today.  It makes no sense to leave my life to something I can't be sure about... but he seems to mean it. So I'm going to follow Zod's decision that falls under his domain of experience."




"Is that so?"




Zod,  who  left  a  single  phrase  behind,  grabbed  his  walking


cane.




The cane of the best wizard in the world.




It was a cane with considerable power in of itself with a first class marquee magic stone inserted into it.




The internal mana was no longer shining because it had been completely  exhausted,  but  when  Zod  grasped  the  cane,  the mana stone at the end of the stick quickly regained its original light.




"If anyone saw this, they'd call me crazy."




And he handed it to Desir.




It  was  proof  of  his  trust,  to  leave  all  future  possibilities  to Desir.




"Please."


Zod decided to believe in Desir.




All that was left now was the repayment of that faith.




"Thank you."




As soon as Desir took the cane, a great deal of mana began to fluctuate.




He raised it high towards Dadenewt.

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