Chapter 120 part 2

 


Translator: Cryus Editor: Weasalopes


We’re standing right in front of the Deva Statue.
I’ve prepared in every way I can think of.
Sense Magic…
Physical Enchant spells…
And my Tonfas of Torture.
I bet both Deva Statues are going to start moving.
I don’t sense any magic coming from them though.

But I sense some magic coming from the door.
It’s keeping the door sealed.
I wonder what’s causing it.
Oh well.
I guess I’ll find out after.

「Unlock!」

I sensed magical energy coming from both statues.

They’re coming.
They’re here.

Deva King (A-Gyo) Lv.2
Deva Enemy Target Active
Battle Position: Ground Fire Attribute

Deva King (Un-Gyo) Lv.2
Deva Enemy Target Active
Battle Position: Ground Earth Attribute

Wait, I thought they were just Deva Statues.
I guess they’re the same thing.
And why the “Deva” in their stats?
Oh well. It doesn’t matter.

Their size is the main concern.
Up close, they really do look intimidating.
They’re taller than the Mezu by a head.
Their bodies look as tough as the Gozus too.
They really look strong.

Maybe there’s no info popup because they aren’t event monsters?
If that’s the case, then that’s good.

《If thou art deceased, then thou shalt undergo the ten trials of the afterlife.》

《If thou art alive, then leave at once.》

《If thou seeketh the scriptures, then prove thyself.》

《If thou stealeth the scriptures, then thou shalt be destroyed.》

《Wilt thou prove thy strength?》

《Wilt thou leave this place?》

《Give us thy answer.》

There’s the info popup.
What’s this?
I hadn’t even responded.
They’re attacking me already.

I left the Deva King (A-Gyo) to my Monster Summons.
I’m taking on the other one.
This one’s only one head bigger than the Mezu.
But its head itself is huge.
Which makes it feel a lot bigger.
It may be slightly bigger than the Mezu, but I can’t let my guard down.

「Lower DEF!」

The Deva King (A-Gyo) is right next to me, so I cast the spell on it.
There’s a small marker layered on top of its red marker.
I looks like the spell worked.

The Deva King (Un-Gyo) is swinging its weapon down on me.
It’s quick.
And it’s strong.
But its weapon is the most worrisome.
It looks like a tokko. [1. TL Note: A tool used for esoteric Buddhist rituals.] It’s like a double-edged short spear.
But the front tip resembles a sword.
There’s a black luster on that tip.
It’s as if it was made from Obsidian stones.
I can sense intense magical energy coming from there.

「Lower DEF!」

I managed to avoid its attack and cast the spell on it.
There’s a small marker layered over its red marker.

I’m casting my next spell.
Who’s having the worse situation now?
It’s Jeticho.

It’s just as I thought.
He’s already lost 30% HP.
I made him fall back and stay close to me.

「Resist Fire!」

Heather is releasing some magical energy towards Jericho.
She cast Physical Enchant: Wind to raise his AGI, allowing him to move even faster.
She’s providing support pretty well.
As long as the next spell works in time, it should be fine.
But I have to watch out for the Deva Statue (Um)’s attacks.

I bent down and dodged its horizontal strike.
I took the chance to hit the top of its foot with my tonfa.
I used the other tonfa to strike its kneecap.
A normal opponent would have completely lost control of its legs.
But this monster isn’t normal.
It’s still walking normally.

「Fire Heal!」

Healing spells tend not to work too well on Jericho.
And potions barely work on him at all.
I know it’s completely pointless, even if I doused him in potions.
That’s why I have to use healing spells.
He’s been a pretty good tank so far, so it’s very rare that his HP has fallen this quickly.
The A-Gyo is also using the same weapon.
Jeticho has caught it, and is trying to stop the statue from swinging the weapon.
But the tip of the tokko burst out in flames.
It looks like a powerful attack.
Volff and Obsidian are attacking it while Jericho is trying to hold off its attacks.
That’s good.
Keep at it.

「Delay!」

After I cast the spell on the A-Gyo, Heather landed on my shoulder.
She’s infusing magical energy into me.
My body feels lighter.
That was good.
Now I can focus on the Un-Gyo.
My attack seems to have worked.
Its HP has decreased by about 10%
Wait, only 10%?
That’s still good enough for me.
As long as I can see the effects, I’m fine with it.

It’s trying to stab me.
That’s the kind of attack I should watch out for.
But it’s also my best chance.
I’m striking its weapon arm with my tonfa.
I’m crushing its groin with my other tonfa.
Now that I’m up close, I’m using a leg sweep.

It’s not moving.
I’m pretty sure that was the leg I struck before.
It’s a tough one indeed.

This time, it’s making another swing.
I’m dodging sideways.
I’m hitting its wrist downwards with my tonfa.
It’s still not letting go of the tokko.

「Lower Offense!」

This spell worked on it too,
It’s coming at me with another thrust.
Not this again.
It’s making a downward swing.
And now a horizontal swing.
Then a thrust.
It’s becoming repetitive.
Isn’t it going to change its pattern a little?

I strike another blow at its writ.
I’m adding another knee strike.
Coupled with an elbow strike.

Using a cross strike has allowed me to break its wrist.
It’s letting go of the tokko.
Finally.
I kick the tokko some distance away, and face off squarely against the Un-Gyo.

「Delay!」

This spell is working too.
It seems to be going well
But its movements have changed too.
It’s raising its leg and stomping on the ground.
Again.
And again.
Just like a sumo wrestler.

It’s switching between offense and defense.
I’m closing in on the monster.
It’s reacting to my movements.
It’s lowering its waist and charging straight at me.
Just like a face-off during a sumo match.

Heather is shooting a Wind Blade at the monster.
I’m kicking it.
I’m using an ankle sweep.
I used enough momentum to make it work.
This monster is really heavy though.
My leg is starting to feel numb.

I wish it were just a sumo match, because it would’ve ended there.
This monster still has a lot of HP.
I’m feeling a shiver run down my spine.
Is it fear?
Or is it joy?
Probably both.

The A-Gyo and Jericho are still in the middle of their endurance contest.
I don’t have much to worry about on his side.
With Volff and Obsidian attacking them, I’m sure it’ll end eventually.
In fact, its HP has already dropped by about 60%.

What about this Un-Gyo?
It’ll depend on me.
Obviously.

Right.
It doesn’t matter how I fight it.
Or what I use against it.
Weapons, spells, and my martial arts moves.
I’m beginning to enjoy this.
Oh no.

I’m sure I’m making an evil smile right now.

I’m pretty sure about it.

I’m sure I look like a monster now.

Without a doubt, I’m enjoying making it suffer.

I think that was a pretty good fight
Even after it fell, it still put up a fight.
Its hands were broken, but It started using what remained of its arms instead.
At the very end, it tried using only headbutts.
Obviously, I didn’t dare to take its attacks head on.
I avoided them.
More accurately, I countered its attacks by pounding its head with my tonfas from the side.
I had to repeat it 3 times before it stopped moving.

That’s one of the two Deva Kings. It disappeared.
Along with its tokko.
No.
It reverted to its original form.

At first, it was just a normal Deva Statue.
It’s like the battle never happened.

《If thou art dead, then there is no salvation for thee.》

《If thou art alive, then there is naught but avarice.》

《If thou indulgest in thy sins, then there is no path for you in the cycle of transmigration.》

《Once again, we ask thee of your sins.》

《Once again, we preach the truth to thee.》

《Once again, we shalt ask thee.》

It’s finally over, I guess?
It looks like it.
I’m really tired.
But it feels good.

《【Summon Magic】Level Up!》
《【Earth Magic】Level Up!》
《【Water Magic】Level Up!》
《【Dual Wield】Level Up!》
《【Physical Fortification】Level Up!》
《【Spell Effect Amplification】Level Up!》
《【Spell Range Extension】Level Up!》
《Racial Level Up! Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

That’s a lot of level ups.
I didn’t defeat a lot of monsters, but I was up against a strong one.
I guess it was worth it.
I’m looking forward to my next monster summon.

Oops.
What should I do about my stat increase?
I’ll add 1 point to INT.

Base Stats
DEX 16
AGI 16
INT 22 (↑1)
STR 16
VIT 16
SPI 21

I’ll increase my SPI next.
That’s the way to go.

《You have gained 2 Bonus Points. You currently have a total of 12 Bonus Points.》

But…
This wasn’t all.

《Your Monster Summon『Jericho』has leveled up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

Jericho did most of the work this time.
I’m glad he leveled up.
It’s going to be really helpful.

His SPI has been increased.
That’s rare.
I’m adding 1 point to his AGI.
Judging from this fight, it’s a good move, right?

Jericho Wood Golem Lv6→Lv7 (↑1)
DEX  5
AGI  6 (↑1)
INT  5
STR 35
VIT 35
SPI  5 (↑1)

Skills
Punch Kick Magic Resistance [Slight] Self Repair [Slight] Block

I wonder if Jericho will get his class change soon, too.
He’s been leveling up quickly because we’ve been fighting tough monsters.
I’m not complaining though.

The last event monster I fought dropped some items too.
I’m looking forward to this one.
But it looks strange.
Here it is.

【Material】Degenerated Halite (Holy)  Grade C Rarity 3 Weight 0+
A sacred piece of halite that has been used in a purification ritual.
Can be used as a normal salt.

Again with the sumo references?!
Protagonist Keith
Race Human Male Racial Lv14 (↑1)
Job Summoner Lv13
Bonus Points Remaining 12

Skill Sets
Staff Lv11 Punch Lv8 Kick Lv8 Joint Lock Lv8 Throw Lv8
Evade Lv8 Block Lv8 Summon Magic Lv14 (↑1) Spacetime Magic Lv6
Light Magic Lv7 Wind Magic Lv8 Earth Magic Lv8 (↑1) Water Magic Lv8 (↑1)
Fire Magic Lv7 Dark Magic Lv7 Ice Magic Lv5 Lightning Magic Lv5
Tree Magic Lv6 Dust Magic Lv5 Lava Magic Lv5 Steam Magic Lv5
Alchemy Lv6 Pharmacy Lv5 Glassmaking Lv3 Woodworking Lv5
Synergy Lv10 Appraise Lv10 Identify Lv10 Discern Lv3 Cold Resistance Lv5
Grab Lv8 Horsemanship Lv8 Precise Manipulation Lv10 Jump Lv4
Heat Resistance Lv4 Climb Lv4 Dual Wield Lv8 (↑1) Disassembly Lv6
Physical Fortification Lv6 (↑1) Mental Fortification Lv6 Speedcasting Lv8
Spell Effect Amplification Lv5 (↑1) Spell Range Extension Lv5 (↑1)

Equipment Staff of Torture ×1 Tonfa of Torture ×2
Hunting Pole of Torture ×1 Enraged Pickaxe+×2 Silver Necklace+
Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Gale Tiger Push Dagger ×2 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh×1
Wild Horse Leather Armor+ Snow Ape Armguard Wild Horse Boots+
Snow Ape Leather Helmet Rabid Horse Belt+ Rucksack Item Box ×2

Items Survival Knife Woodworking Toolkit

Titles Old Summoner’s Pupil, Guardian of the Forest, Man of the Middle Path
Spell Glossary

Stats
DEX 16
AGI 16
INT 22 (↑1)
STR 16
VIT 16
SPI 21

Monster Summons
Volff Gray Wolf Lv2
Zangetsu White Horse Lv1
Helix Lv1
Obsidian Mystic Eye Lv1
Jean Black Bat Lv1
Jericho Wood Golem Lv6→Lv7 (↑1)
DEX  5
AGI  6 (↑1)
INT  5
STR 35
VIT 35
SPI  5 (↑1)
Skills
Punch Kick Magic Resistance [Slight] Self Repair [Slight] Block
Goki Demon Lv6
Senki Beast Ape Lv7
Rig Slime Lv5
Bunraku Wood Puppet Lv5
Mumyo Skeleton Lv5
Ninetails Red Fox Lv4
Heather Fairy Lv3→Lv4 (↑1)
DEX  6
AGI 20 (↑1)
INT 20
STR  2 (↑1)
VIT  3
SPI 23
Skills
Flight Glide Magic Resistance [Medium] MP Recovery [Slight] Wind Attribute


 


4 Comments

  1. Jeticho
    writ
    Thanks for the chapter

  2. Thanks for teh chapter, that figth was quite exciting.

  3. Thanks for the chapter

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