Chapter 15: Martina and the Dragonmancer 5
“No, no, no, I’m not kidding, because [storage] makes this old man stronger.”
“What exactly do you mean?”
“Actually, because of this old man’s skill.”
I briefly explain to Barvel the additional effect of the [storage] skill.
“Hmmm. So that’s how it works; you gain strength based on the items you “stored”.
“No, that is not the case,”
“However, it’s a sword I gave you. You’ve got enough status bonuses to begin with. Hold on to the sword and use it!”
“It can’t be helped… I guess I was curious.”
Well, naturally, using the sword’s ability with a steel sword may cause it to break.
So this old man takes the “Greatsword of Black Dragon Scales” from the item box once more.
“Yes, that’s it. It suits you.”
“It’s quite long, isn’t it?”
“Use it as a two-handed greatsword. A good wielder does not select his weapon.”
“Even so, I’m still not used to it. Let’s go and have a little practice.”
“No, we don’t have time for that right now. They’re on their way!”
The dragons spot this old man and Barvel and immediately gather around us.
There are three red-scaled fire dragons and two dark-green-scaled flying dragons. This is a wonderful combination.
Each of them is far more powerful than the deathcocktrice that this old man previously defeated.
That is why dragons are such powerful species.
The three fire dragons open their mouths wide and spit fire at this old man.
“It’s coming! Dodge!”
“No―I don’t have to!”
Then, this old man thrusts with his sword.
The flames cause your vision to turn red. But it is only for a brief moment.
Because this old man had “stored” the flame, which was quickly extinguished.
“Oh?! Is it the same as when you battled me…?!”
Hearing Barvel’s voice behind his back, this old man had passed through the flames and was closing in on a fire dragon.
I slam the greatsword and cleave into the fire dragon’s feet.
as the blade made contact with the fire dragon’s skin. The blade melts into the skin of the fire dragon, severing it with a light touch.
It felt strange, like cutting butter with a hot knife.
The fire dragon, which has lost its front legs, collapses with a roar.
“Huh…?! What’s up with the blade’s color?”
The blade, which should have been black, has turned bright red.
It’s as if it’s been scorched by a very hot flame.
And I can actually feel a lot of heat coming from the blade.
It’s so hot that it melts the fire dragon’s scales, which are supposed to be fireproof.
“Wait, what the…?! How does it cut through the scales of a dragon so easily?!”
Barvel appears surprised as well…
“It’s a sword that cuts well! Isn’t this the sword’s power?”
“N-No…! It’s powerful alright, but it doesn’t serve such a function. Isn’t that your power then?!”
As he said this, Barvel slashed at the neck of another fire dragon with two swords.
His swords cut well as well, but not as well as mine. And it appeared to be made of the same material as the sword given to this old man…?
So this old man examines the usage rate as well as the other lists:
Usage rate: 10/100%.
Dragon’s Flame: 3
When stored, the weapon contains the power of the flame. The more there are, the more powerful the firepower.
“I see! So that’s how it is!”
Then I wrap my sword around the neck of the unbalanced fire dragon and strike it.
The cut gives me the same feeling as before.
“But if it weren’t for that sword, you wouldn’t be able to withstand that much heat. You should be thankful!
“I certainly will!”
As this old man complies, he approaches the last of the three fire dragons.
―Let us get a head start! And I’d like to put my skills with this weapon to the test.
Thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud
Countless barrage thrusts are launched at the fire dragon.
The high-heat thrusts pierce the fire dragon’s scales, causing smoke to billow out.
As a result, the fire dragon collapsed on the spot, its body riddled with countless clouds of smoke.
“I can’t believe you can do that to the heat-resistant fire dragons! You’ve grown stronger in the short time I’ve seen you!”
“Well, it’s only been a few minutes!”
Yes. It’s thanks to Barvel’s “Greatsword of Black Dragon Scales” and the Fire Dragons’ “Dragon’s Flame”.