The Magic of “Analysis” Sees Through Everything – Chapter 81

𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐃𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐧

“What are we going to do, Runker. In the end, they’ve come after all.”

“. . .Be quiet for a bit. I’m thinking.”

Runker glared at Luke and his party as they moved forward, responding irritably.

Kick’s words earlier had hit the mark.

Runker’s plan was to take all the materials Luke and his team had gathered and defeat the dungeon boss themselves, claiming the final subjugation rights.

However, that plan had been overturned.

But the dungeon boss’s remains were still absolutely necessary.

Having them or not makes a huge difference in an adventurer’s achievements.

Naturally, all members of 《Blue Sky Hawk》 were aiming for the final subjugation rights.

“However, depending on how you look at it, the situation might not have changed.”

Leslie muttered softly.

“After all, those guys have to protect the beastkin. They won’t have time to deal with the dungeon boss. If we can draw the boss’s attention to them, the original plan won’t change much.”

“Y, Yes, that’s right!”

Runker nodded in agreement.

Originally, the beastkin were hired to attract the attention of the demon beasts.

Even with Luke and his team joining as escorts, the essence of them being bait doesn’t change.

In fact, if they defend, the bait might last even longer.

“Alright, our plan is set. Leslie, cast a hostility-inducing spell on them right before the boss fight. Keep casting it during the fight. We’ll strike the boss in the meantime.”

“. . .You’ll have to pay a hefty temporary bonus. After all, we’re giving up the final subjugation rights.”

“Of course. Also, cast some enhancement spells on us beforehand. Everything you’ve got.”

“Understood.”

“Ethel, since Leslie is tied up, the support magic is your responsibility.”

“Eh, that’s boring~ My specialty is offensive magic~ I can’t just be casting dull support spells~”

“Just follow orders quietly. We’re not in a position to compete for the final subjugation rights among ourselves. Our top priority is to ensure they don’t get it.”

“Alright, alright.”

Ethel nodded, shrugging her shoulders.

“Watch out, Luke and you poor beastkin. You’ll see what happens when you cross me.”

Flames of hatred burned in Runker’s eyes.

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“If it hasn’t changed from before, then that back there is the dungeon boss’s room.”

Kick pointed ahead with a tense expression.

The corridor ahead turned sharply and disappeared into the darkness.

“Before, the boss was a Killer Beetle, but I wonder what’s there now.”

“Anyway, let’s proceed with caution.”

The end of the corridor opened into a massive dome.

Scattered magic stones faintly illuminated the dome.

A huge shadow was squirming in the back.

It seemed unaware of Luke and his team’s arrival, busily eating something with its back turned.

The eerie sounds of crunching and munching reached Luke’s ears.

The shadow suddenly threw something over its shoulder.

It was the head of a giant beetle, falling to the ground with a thud.

“Th. . .this is. . . a Killer Beetle. That thing. . . it’s using the former dungeon boss as its meal. . .!”

Kick muttered with a pale face.

“Good, it’s not an insect this time.”

Alma sighed in relief.

“No, that’s not the point here. . .”

“That’s probably a Cyclops.”

Luke muttered.

“It’s a demon beast known for its intelligence and ferocity. But it hasn’t noticed us yet. Let’s prepare while we can.”

At that moment, Luke felt a surge of magical energy behind him.

“Hostility Grant!”

Immediately, Luke and his party were enveloped in light, and the Cyclops turned its head as if noticing something.

Its large, dish-like eye in the center of its massive skull stared at them.

“Impossible?!”

Turning around, they saw Leslie raising her staff.

“GOOOAAARRR.”

The Cyclops roared, and the area was sealed off with a territorial lockdown.

The Cyclops picked up a club-like log and approached them.

“Hehehe. . .HAHAHAHAHA!”

Runker’s loud laughter echoed from behind.

“You lot will deal with this demon beast! Meanwhile, we’ll finish it off.”

“How dirty can they get!”

Kick gritted his teeth.

“First, we need to protect ourselves!”

Luke deployed a defensive spell.

Then the Cyclops’ club came crashing down.

A direct hit seemed powerful enough to blow away ten people.

“Haa!”

Runker slashed at its back.

“GUOOOOO!”

The Cyclops roared, but its gaze remained fixed on Luke and his team.

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Rather than being deterred, the attack only intensified the hostility.

“Gaaaah!”

The Cyclops swung down his club like a storm.

Luke could only cast defensive magic in the face of the Cyclops’ relentless barrage, leaving no chance for a counterattack.

“Haha! Serves you right! Keep the Cyclops busy, it’s easier for us if you can hold it off!”

Gustav laughed mockingly as he slammed his giant warhammer onto the Cyclops’ head.

Still, the Cyclops remained unmoved.

“Tch! It’s only durable because it’s so ridiculously large!”

“Well, if we keep attacking, it’ll eventually fall.”

Ethel, while releasing attack magic, answered with a yawn mixed in.

“It’s easy to just attack one-sidedly, but it’s kind of boring, isn’t it?”

Nevertheless, the Cyclops’ attacks were relentlessly directed at Luke and his team, and Leslie quickly cast additional spells of hostility as soon as the magic’s effect seemed to wane.

Meanwhile, Runker and his team continued their one-sided assault.

“Damn it! There’s nothing we can do in this situation! At this point, I might as well take a gamble and I’ll. . .”

“It’s okay. We’re ready now.”

Luke stopped Kick, who was gripping his sword resolutely.

“Alma, you can go anytime.”

In that instant, both Runker and Gustav, along with the attacking Cyclops, were blown away.

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