Chapter 24: Martina and the Dragonmancer 14
A clash of forces
The sound of impact echoes through the air… This old man has been pushed back slightly.
When the holy sword and my “Greatsword of Black Dragon Scales” collide, they are both repelled with great force.
This is most likely due to differences in weapon capabilities rather than differences in raw strength.
My weapon can pick up light waves from a distance but cannot directly collide with them.
This old man is pushed back and is thrown back.
This is a significant and potentially lethal gap between sword fighting.
“I’ve got you!”
Dormina takes a quick step forward.
This old man does not bother to return to the prone position but deliberately continues to lie down, pointing the tip of his sword at the ground.
The sword’s tip stabbed into the floor, and the momentum of the extension lifted this old man’s body into the air.
I managed to keep my distance while somersaulting with the sword as a fulcrum.
It’s advantageous to be able to use it in this manner to widen the gap. It’s a clever trick.
Dormina misses her target and stomps on the floor.
“Argh…?! Clever rat!”
“Ooh…! I let you out of my sight for a split second, and you grew stronger?!”
Barvel is also impressed.
“Handy, isn’t it? This old man likes it too.”
“What are you looking at?!”
“I’ve only been looking at Tina since the beginning!”
Dormina rushes toward me and unleashes a thunderbolt-like thrust.
“I’m not kidding!”
This old man matches her and pulls back the “Greatsword of Black Dragon Scales,” which has been lengthened.
The sword tips spark off each other.
Dormina throws a series of thrusts.
Her hands are moving so quickly that they resemble afterimages: “Thrusting Barrage”?!
Then this one too!
This old man collides with Dormina’s “Barrage Thrusting”!
The force dispersed by countless collisions cuts the floor and walls off.
“Ugh, the speed is nearly the same…! But…!”
“Is it because of the weapons? The force of each blow is…!”
Yes, this old man is under even more strain.
The point of impact between the thrusts is coming toward this old man from the center of each other.
“Come on, let’s get it together!”
Dormina’s powerful thrust will knock this old man out for good.
This old man did not dare to intercept her and instead was hit on the shoulder!
Dormina grinned as I took a direct hit… But, a moment later, she seems to realize this immediately.
“N-No response?! It’s the same as before…?!”
“That’s exactly what I mean!”
“Huh…?! I thought you couldn’t absorb any more as long as you were under constant attack from this mistress…!”
Dormina is correct.
With this blow, this old man’s condition is like this.
Dragon’s Flame: ３
Holy Sword Wave: ３
According to my calculations, the next attack I receive will be unbearably damaging to me.
We’re hemmed in. However, on the contrary―
[Holy Sword Wave]
Storage Status Bonus:
All abilities have increased by x1.3.
When the weapon is stored, it gains the power of the Holy Sword. The greater the quantity, the more powerful the weapon.
As you can see, the more you store, the stronger the “Holy Sword Wave” becomes.
“What do you think of this?!”
This old man’s sword collides once more with Dormina’s holy sword.
And this time, it’s Dormina who takes a step backwards.