𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓: 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬
With tremendous momentum, Asuka charges in, and goblins spring out from the shade of the trees and the bushes to attack.
Raising their voices like strange birds.
Of course they would.
A human acting alone is a perfect target.
The combat power of a single goblin is not comparable to that of a human. If they fight one-on-one from the front, there’s no reason for a human to lose, but that’s why they attack in groups.
Even a seasoned swordsman would lose if he had to fight five or ten of them at the same time.
That’s just how it is.
There are many proverbs like “the majority wins” and “the many are stronger than the few”.
“Is she crazy?!”
I also draw the sword from my waist, ready to follow Asuka immediately.
A solo charge is too reckless.
What’s the point of forming a party in the first place?
“It’s okay, Lionel-san. She’s just showing us how she fights, right?”
The one who stopped me was Miliaria.
She puffs up her small body with confidence, compared to girls of the same age.
“Your way of fighting. . . I see.”
Indeed, I was the one who told them to do as they please.
While we were talking, Asuka got surrounded.
The number of goblins is between twenty and twenty-five.
It’s impossible for Asuka to handle them all by herself.
She bravely swings her long sword, defeating two or three of them, but inevitably, there are blind spots.
That’s what it means to be surrounded. Humans can’t pay attention in all directions.
She skillfully avoids fatal injuries, but many small wounds are being inflicted on Asuka’s body.
And finally, she receives a powerful charge and is blown away.
At that moment, Meisha’s magic is completed, and Asuka’s body, which is flying in the air, is enveloped in light.
That’s what it is!
I thought she was blown away quite a bit by a goblin’s charge, but she jumped on her own.
To keep her distance.
And when the distance is opened, there’s someone who takes the stage.
A glance at Miliaria shows that she’s just about to swing her staff.
Bullets of light rain down on the goblins.
Among the attack magic used by wizards, it’s the most basic and least powerful magic missile, but it has enough killing power against goblins with zero resistance.
Moreover, since it’s fired at a place where they are densely packed to surround Asuka, there’s no need to aim carefully.
“Twelve seconds until the attack ends! Asuka!”
“Got it! Mili!”
Miliaria announces the timing when the magic will stop, and Asuka, who has become full of energy after receiving the recovery magic, charges again.
“This is our surefire strategy.”
Meisha shakes her ample chest with a bounce.
What a strategy.
It’s a complete decoy operation.
In other words, Asuka’s role is to lure out the enemy. By acting alone, she shows the enemy a chance to win. It’s a chance to defeat them one by one.
When the enemies gather, she pretends to be defeated and opens up the distance.
Then, Meisha heals Asuka’s wounds with long-range recovery, and Miliaria hits the gathered enemies with her attack magic.
The ones that leak out of the magic are finished off by Asuka, who charges again, and when the damage accumulates, she pretends to be defeated again and takes distance.
They repeat this until the enemies are wiped out.
“What a surefire strategy. You’ve only won so far because you were lucky.”
I sighed, tapped Meisha’s head with the back of my left hand, and jumped straight into the battlefield.
I draw my broadsword and slash at the goblins.
One stroke for one, two strokes for two.
I may sound like a skilled swordsman, but frankly, the fact that the opponent is just a goblin is a big deal.
It’s dangerous if I get surrounded and beaten up, but they’re not opponents I would lose to one-on-one.
In other words, I just need to avoid a situation where I’m outnumbered.
I break through the encirclement while repeating my movements and slashes, and stand back to back with Asuka.
“Just focus on the front and fight. Don’t think about anything else.”
The disadvantage of solo combat is that there is inevitably a large blind spot.
To put it simply, your back is left wide open.
So I protect Asuka’s back, and Asuka protects mine.
“Ehe! It feels like we’re comrades in arms!”
“Shut up. Just fight.”
I lightly reprimand the silly girl who is grinning broadly, and I cut down the goblin that is attacking us.
The number of people fighting in the vanguard has doubled.
The damage is also nearing ten.
The enemy should start moving soon.
“Miliaria. The goblins are starting to run! Attack with magic!”
The moment I shout, the goblins collapse as if on cue.
They start to flee in disarray.
Miliaria seems surprised at the perfect timing, but she immediately releases a magic missile and attacks the backs of the fleeing goblins.
It’s like shooting turkeys now.
It’s a free-for-all.
“Meisha! Protect Miliaria! One or two of them are heading your way!”
Meisha, who has unholstered her mace, runs and crushes the head of a goblin that was heading towards Miliaria from behind.
And at the same time, Asuka’s longsword beheads the last one.
She asks, a question mark floating above her head.
“Lionel-san went out front and we won in thirty seconds? Why? Why? What’s going on? This?”
She looks utterly baffled.
Asuka-chan. You should think a little more while you fight, okay?
You’re really going to die one of these days.
If you keep fighting like that.