𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟒: 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞
“Strong. . .”
I knew it, but these last two are stronger than I expected.
Not just in terms of combat power, but also mental strength.
How much does it take to destroy your own zombie comrades without hesitation?
The immortal zombie was frozen, the middle-aged zombie was easily destroyed, and the goblin zombie was fatally wounded.
It’s inefficient to keep repairing zombies while fighting.
If I’m going to repair, it’s better to keep repairing the Living Armor-senpai and fight, the winning rate seems higher.
So, I let the goblin zombie retreat and leave it alone.
You don’t have to fight this time.
I’ll leave the harassment to the golems.
By the way, I dispatched the rock golems, who didn’t have much to do, to the first layer and killed all the surviving goblins and the women in the nursery.
There’s no lord, no champion, no shaman, no hob.
Such goblins are not enemies, and all the women are completely weakened, so I was able to kill them easily.
It was good that I was able to kill everyone without letting anyone escape because the extermination squad blocked the road.
As a result, I gained experience points and DP, and the remaining chances of the Living Armor-senpai increased.
By the way, here is the current status of the Living Armor-senpai, who has been strengthened repeatedly.
𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐯――
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫: 𝟎
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟑𝟎𝟎𝟎𝟎
I think it’s a monster, to put it mildly.
Anyway, when I made the whole body out of Orichalcum, this happened.
But, Orichalcum is said to be one of the top metals, so I think this is probably the limit for strengthening by changing materials.
All I can do now is to strengthen it steadily with DP.
Still, there’s no doubt that it’s incredibly powerful at this point, so I think I can handle the last two of the weakened extermination squad.
Considering that the magical power of the old wizard who used true equipment exceeds 25000, I’m a little worried that the damage will go through normally, but it’s okay.
After all, the Living Armor-senpai is now made entirely of Orichalcum.
And it’s not just the armor.
It’s also the shield.
[𝐎𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐮𝐦 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝] 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎𝟎
𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞: +𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: +𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎𝟎
𝐀 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐮𝐦.
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.
🔹𝙰𝚠𝚎𝚋𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜.𝚌𝚘𝚖 ― 𝙸𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚗𝚘v𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 “𝚍𝚊i𝚕𝚢 𝚞𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜” 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚕𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚌𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜🔹
In other words, the defense-related status of the Living Armor-senpai is actually 40000.
It’s nothing short of amazing.
Well, the only part of the status that is effective with weapons, excluding exceptions like true equipment, is the weapon part.
In other words, a defense of 40000 is only when you take it with a shield, so if you let your guard down and get a critical hit, you’ll take a lot of damage.
. . .I’ll be careful enough.
By the way, I said it was made entirely of Orichalcum, but the sword is made of black iron.
I got carried away and lied a little.
I didn’t have the luxury to make the sword out of Orichalcum. . .
But, since the main attack method is traps anyway, it doesn’t matter much.
So it’s not a problem.
Let’s leave it at that.
While I was doing that, the two members of the extermination squad overcame the golems’ harassment and arrived in front of the boss room.
Then, they deployed their true equipment, and opened the door to the boss room with caution but confidence.
“Now, it’s war!”
The moment they stepped into the boss room, the door closed, and I greeted them with a rain of arrows.
As expected, it was blocked by a wall of ice, but the real deal is next.
The new trap I bought with a lot of DP!
A thick beam of light was emitted from a device embedded in the wall at the back of the boss room.
It easily shattered the wall of ice and blew away the two of them.
. . .Or so I thought, but it seems they barely managed to dodge it, with only the hot-blooded character’s shoulder being grazed.
I thought I could kill them on their first try!
This trap cost me 10,000 DP!
Swallowing my lament, I activated a wave attack, creating a pitfall beneath them.
[?! 《Frost Gaia》!]
However, they quickly used ice magic, freezing not only the pitfall, but the entire boss room.
Moreover, the ice covering not only the floor but also the walls and ceiling is much thicker than when the immortal zombie did it before.
But, they’re naive!
I’ve prepared countermeasures for things that have been done to me once!
“Activate flame trap!”
This time, the flame-throwing traps installed in the four corners of the boss room’s ceiling were activated.
They melted the thick ice without hesitation, turning the entire boss room into a sea of fire.
However, while the ice melted, not a single person was damaged.
The Living Armor-senpai endured with overwhelming defense, and the other two neutralized the flames with cold air.
But, with this, the traps have been revived.
Let’s keep going.
I activated the rising floor.
Instead of beneath them, two pillars rose to sandwich them.
On the sides of these pillars, all the explosive traps were set.
With a series of explosions, a destructive force greater than the laser beam attacked the two from close range.
To add to that, I used the explosion as a distraction and fired the laser beam again.
Sweep them away!
[《Hot-Blooded Low Altitude Flight》!]
However, the two of them managed to avoid even this.
Flames burst out from the hot-blooded character’s fist, and using it as propulsion, he flew through the air to avoid it, like a certain home tutor’s student.
The old man is being carried on the hot-blooded character’s shoulder.
Is that even allowed?!
Then, the old man, who was being carried on the shoulder, released absolute zero cold air towards the Living Armor-senpai.
I received it with the Orichalcum shield after reducing its power as much as possible with the flame trap.
Still, the surface of the Living Armor-senpai froze.
[Whooooo! 《Super Hot-Blooded Punch》!]
Then, the hot-blooded character’s full-powered punch was slammed into the Orichalcum shield.
The shield’s durability was reduced by about 300 in one go.
When this durability reaches zero, the weapon breaks.
This is true for true equipment, and it’s no exception for Orichalcum.
That’s some incredible power.
Well, the major technique of weapon destruction that appears in various works is to rapidly heat and then rapidly cool, a temperature difference attack.
I don’t intend to take many of those.
I activated the spike trap under the hot-blooded character, who was in the middle of swinging his fist.
Before confirming whether the spikes had done any damage, I retracted them and this time, I thrust at him with the Living Armor-senpai’s sword.
The movement model is the 《Strike Sword》 used by the middle-aged zombie.
This is the power inherited from the zombie you guys destroyed!
[Hot-blooded! Spirit Blade Catch!]
“He caught it?!”
The hot-blooded character stopped the thrust sword with both hands.
It’s a real sword catch.
Moreover, the black iron sword is melting at an incredible speed?!
How high is the temperature?!
To break this situation, or rather, almost at the same time as thrusting the sword, I fired arrows at the hot-blooded character.
The Living Armor-senpai would also be caught in this position, but that’s not a problem.
With the current Living Armor-senpai, he can take arrows without any damage.
However, the hot-blooded character who was hit by the arrows didn’t seem to take much damage.
I guess if your defense is over 6000 with true equipment, arrows won’t be a significant damage source.
But, the arrows are coated with poison, so they should not be completely ineffective.
“It’s a shield bash!”
Relying on the superhuman strength of the Living Armor-senpai, I slam my shield, sending the hot-blooded character flying.
Then, I activate the rising floor while he’s still in mid-air, trying to sandwich him between the floor and the ceiling. . .but it doesn’t work.
He’s too tough!
“Are you okay, Carpaccio?!”
“I can still go on! My spirit is still burning!”
I hate gym teachers!
They pretend not to be interested in women to gain trust, and then use that trust to push them down in the gym storage room!
I know this well because it happened to me in middle school!
Fortunately, someone else was nearby at the time and it ended in an attempted assault.
Since then, I’ve decided not to trust anyone, no matter how saintly they may seem.
“. . .But, that doesn’t matter right now!”
What’s important now is to kill these guys!
I aim at the old man with low defense and shoot arrows at him.
All of them were knocked down by magic, but it’s still a distraction, and it’s making them use up their energy, so it’s fine.
In addition, I activate the floor and ceiling traps, and every time the charge is over, I shoot a laser beam, not giving them a chance to counterattack.
As for the hot-blooded character, I decided it was impossible to press him with the rising floor as it was, so I returned the floor to its original state before he could escape on his own, and instead tried to kill him by shooting the ceiling guillotine sideways.
But, it was avoided by the infamous Bongore flight technique.
[Argh. . .!]
By continuing this, the two of them are definitely getting weaker.
There are two reasons.
One is, of course, poison.
Until now, it seems they were neutralizing it with potions and healing magic, but I’m not giving them any time to do that during the battle in the boss room.
The longer the battle goes on, the less brilliant their movements become.
And the other reason is exhaustion.
If you think about it, it’s obvious. These two have been fighting non-stop since their deadly battle with the Goblin Lord, and now they’re here after fighting their way through the second floor.
In other words, the fatigue from their previous battles is accumulating.
This is the real thrill of our dungeon.
Unlike in games, there’s no spring of full recovery before the boss battle.
Those who have made it to the boss room are given only two choices: either challenge the boss monster in a state of exhaustion, or rest and be attacked by poison, golems, and zombies.
It’s a merciless system.
And these two will run out of MP before their physical strength.
Even the old man’s MP, which was so vast, is now less than 1000.
As for the hot-blooded character, he has about 100 left.
At this rate, their MP will run out in less than a minute, and they won’t be able to use their true equipment like they did with the immortal zombie.
If that happens, I win.
[I’m sorry, everyone! It seems I’ve reached my limit!]
At that moment, the hot-blooded character blurted out something like that.
Were those words meant for his students or something?
But contrary to his words, there was not a trace of resignation in his eyes.
[But! I will definitely defeat this guy! I will make sure Randolph-sama gets home at all costs!
Randolph-sama! Please take care of them!”
[Carpaccio?! What are you planning to do?!]
The hot-blooded character made a gesture as if he was gathering strength, not caring if he was being whittled down by the trap.
I had the Living Armor-senpai ready his shield without letting his guard down.
[Do you know, monster?!
The flame of a candle! Just before it goes out, it burns the strongest! The most intense! The most beautiful!
And the same goes for me!]
From the right fist of the hot-blooded character, a fire rose that was incomparable to anything before.
And then, the flame turned blue.
What is this?!
“Take this! This is my last blow in my life! 《Overheat》aaaaAAA!”
The hot-blooded character charged at an incredible speed.
As if to make up for the lack of MP, he rapidly decreased his HP.
Moreover, thanks to the Bongore acceleration technique, he was clearly moving faster than his stats allowed.
Can’t I avoid this?!
I have no choice but to block it!
The durability of the Orichalcum shield was rapidly decreasing, and even the HP of the Living Armor-senpai was being whittled down.
And then. . .the Orichalcum shield shattered.
[I’ve. . .burned out. . .]
However, it seemed that the hot-blooded character had reached his limit after breaking the shield, and he collapsed.
His HP was down to zero.
I. . .I’m saved. . .
[Carpaccio! I won’t let your sacrifice be in vain!]
And now the old man started preparing to cast magic, ignoring the trap.
A regular trap won’t kill him.
The high-powered laser beam, which I just used, needs a few seconds to recharge.
I can’t stop it!
The magic imbued with all of the old man’s MP was unleashed.
A freezing beam, reminiscent of my own laser beam yet undoubtedly more powerful, hit the Living Armor-senpai directly.
And then, the Living Armor-senpai shattered.