Chapter 12: Martina and the Dragonmancer 2
On the way, we passed through several villages and towns, and the number of passengers gradually decreased.
There is a mountain pass on the way to the capital that is also full of demons, so few people go there unless they have something to do.
Tina would have taken this route to the royal capital in the past.
I’m curious how she felt at the time.
I’m more than 50 years late, but now is the time for this old man to follow in her footsteps.
I was thinking that as I looked out the window at the mountain scenery―.
The carriage comes to a halt and shakes.
“Huh… This is awful…”
The coachman was making a lost voice.
“What’s the problem?”
“Well, look ahead. The path is blocked by rocks. There was a landslide… The carriage is unable to pass. We should return to the village at the mountain’s base.
Rocks of various sizes had piled up and were blocking the narrow mountain road ahead.
“No, no! This old man is in a hurry! Please do not do so.”
“However, the carriage is unable to pass. Even if you could climb over on foot, it would be dangerous. “
“Then I’ll find a way. Just step back a little.”
And this old man takes a step in front of the carriage, facing the rocky hill that is blocking the road.
“W-What are you going to do?”
“This is exactly what I’m going to do! Come, serve me, and rise!Fire arrow!”
It’s one of the spells I’ve learned. I thought I’d give it a try.
This old man’s magic status bonus is already Magic+430.
This should be a very powerful spell!
Countless flames erupt around this old man.
“H-huuuuuh?! What the hell are these fire arrows?!I can’t believe it…! That’s a f*cking big numbers…!”
The coachman is terrified out of his mind.
This is understandable given that children under the age of 15 are generally helpless.
On my command! The fire arrows rushed towards the rocky hill ahead with countless tails of crimson fire.
A series of audible explosions. strong winds. huge dust clouds.
When the dust settled, the road was clear.
“Mmm. It appears to be satisfactory.”
This old man nodded.
Unlike the “Ki Bullet”, it can fire a large number of fire arrows at once and may be superior in terms of rapid fire ability.
On the other hand, it requires you to pause and chant a spell, so it has advantages and disadvantages.
You’ll have to decide which one to use based on the nature of your opponent and the purpose of the spell, but it appears to be a useful tool in the fight.
“W-W-W-What the hell are you? I’ve never seen such a child before…!”
“Oh-ho. I’m just an adventurer. Come on, let’s get on with it.”
So we’ve arrived at the heart of the mountains and the first night of this carriage ride.
Outside, the low roar of demons could be heard.
A pack of wolf-like demons is about to surround the carriage when we look up.
“Uh…?! Demons?! I thought I turned on the lamp to keep the demons away…?! Is it at the end of its life?!”
and looking at the lamp outside the carriage.
It is a lamp that emits light to ward off demons.
It’s a magical item, similar to a magic bag.
When stored, the special skill “Demon-repelling ward” can be used.
“All right, let me borrow it for a moment.”
This old man has stored the “demon-repelling lamp”.
This old man’s body then glows like a lamp and emits a “demon-repelling lamp.” effects.
The demons who despised the light fled without attacking us.
“I guess that’s all there is to it.”
“Hahaha… You’re brilliant in so many ways.”
“We can finally sleep soundly.”
And further into the mountains…
“Huh…? Isn’t it a little smoky?”
“It has to be a forest fire. Uh…?! There’s a fire over there!”
“Shall we then put out the fire?” Be my servant, come forth, cursed ice, blue conglomerate! Freeze bullet!”
“Whaaaaaaaaaat…?! The fire was extinguished in the blink of an eye?! Hahaha… I suppose anything is possible now. Oji-san’s common sense is about to fail…”
“Hohoho. No matter how old you are, the world is a big place.”
“What the hell?!”
Unfortunately, the tree fell and struck the horse pulling the carriage.
“What?! Are you alright? Hey?!”
“Is it all right?”
“No. I believe its leg is broken. Oh my goodness… the poor thing…”
“Well. Then let this old man handle it. Holy Mother of God… Grant me your mercy and heal his wounds…! Heal!”
“Ohhh…! He’s recovered! I told you I’d protect you, but all you did was save me! Thank you so much!”
“The world will be kind to you if your journey takes you where you need to go.”
So the trip to the capital appeared to go off without a hitch.
But when the royal city finally comes into view―
”We’re about to see the royal capital! Huh?! W-What the hell are those flying creatures?!”
“Are those…dragons, by any chance?”
Dragons circling The Royal Capital’s skies…?