Ch 5 Kill the dragon with the power of instant death
I headed for the basement of the Gold Guts Bank with my guardian, Grida.
For some reason, this bank is an underground dungeon, where the property of those who deposited their money is hidden in underground rooms.
Small amounts of money are stored in the shallow levels, while large sums of money and rare items are stored in the deeper levels.
“Here it is.”
I maneuvered the trolley and came to the deep underground.
There was a rock door with a space in the center for a key.
“Oh, ah… are you sure this is the right place?”
Grida had never been here before.
Well, she’s not the one who deposited it.
She gave me a big key and I inserted it into the keyhole.
The door opened with a loud clunk.
We went in and found a ridiculously large space.
There was a pedestal in the center, and a bright red stone sat on it.
The Great Sage’s Red Stone. It is a key item in the first volume of My Heart.
It is a special item that holds an enormous amount of magical power.
Grida retrieves it and puts it away in her pocket.
“Boy. This is…”
“I’m not interested in it.”
I don’t want to get involved in the main story in the first place.
I’d like to keep my association with Grida to this one time. This person is a guardian at the school of magic and sorcery and is one of the key players in the main story.
If I get deeply involved with her, I will be forced to participate in the main story. I don’t want that as I don’t want to die.
“You want to go back?”
“Oh. Boy… Is it okay on the top?”
“Well, I’m sure it’ll be fine.”
By now, the wizards of darkness are attacking in the guise of bank robbers.
But I had my maid, Ariadne, go to the guild and request backup.
If they knew the bank was being robbed, not only the guild but also the knights would have been mobilized.
With this difference in numbers, we should be able to win even if Harris is not here.
… Hmm? Hmm?
“Hey Grida. Did you hear something strange just now?”
“No, I don’t think so. It’s all in your head, isn’t it?”
No, but it sure sounded like I heard someone’s voice…
Well, maybe it was my imagination.
Then I took the trolley back to the surface.
The entrance to the bank was half destroyed.
Several people were injured, and many others were stuck in place.
In the center is a skeletal dragon.
My voice and Grida’s voice overlap.
I remember that Grida is supposed to know a lot about monsters.
I have read the original story, so I know about them.
Yes, I know that monster.
But at the same time, I don’t know…
In the original story, skeletal dragons never appeared here…!
“It’s an S-ranked monster!? Why…”
I talk to a banker who is lying nearby.
“Hey! What’s going on here?”
After we went inside, we were attacked by dark wizards.
But then a large number of adventurers and knights entered and quickly overpowered the enemy.
That much was to be expected.
“A man in a black cloak appeared and gave Kozuru something to drink. Then… a magic circle developed on Kozuru’s body, and with an explosion, that monster…”
It’s a summoning magic at the cost of… life.
One of the dark magic that was in the original story at the end of the book.
The man in the black cloak…? That didn’t appear in the original story!
“Turn around, you monster!”
Several wounded adventurers try to attack the skeletal dragon.
With just a shout, the adventurers are blown away, slamming into a wall and fainting.
A large number of knights, and even adventurers, could not defeat that monster.
“Oh, hey… boy. What should I do…?”
Grida, the guardian, had no means of attack.
Of course, there was no way she could defeat the skeletal dragon. The reality is, it’s not just the grida, it’s me as well.
Even though I am somewhat strong, I do not have the strength to stand up to the S-rank at this point.
If there was a way to turn things around, it would be the forbidden technique.
[Forced Estrus] [Absolute Obedience Marionette] And… [Instant Death Death].
[Instant Death.] This is a super-intuitive technique that literally kills the opponent instantly.
However, it is not until the end of the game that Marcoy becomes able to use it.
Until then, Marcoy could not use [Instant Death]. This requires an enormous amount of magical power.
At the end of the story, Marcoy got his hands on the external law,
and acquired an enormous amount of magical power at the cost of his life span, and was finally able to use [Instant Death].
“But… I can’t… do that now.”
The skeletal dragon is still rampaging during this time.
There are hardly any people standing anymore.
Is no backup coming?
Adventurers can’t do it. This is with the backup already coming.
The knights on the frontier are not that strong. Even if the support comes from the royal capital, it will take a few days.
I’ve got to do it now. I managed to get… with forbidden and non-attributed magic other than [Instant Death].
“No problem. Use me.”
At that moment, a woman-like voice echoed in my mind.
“Who is it?”
“It doesn’t matter now. You will receive me from the big woman there, and then you will use [Instant Death] to defeat that.”
From the big woman… you mean from Grida?
I believe it was in the My Heart’s collection of settings. I think the Great Sage’s red stone is…
“Grida! Give me that!”
I said, pointing to her pocket.
“Red stone! I’ll pay you back as soon as I borrow it!”
Yes, the Great Sage’s Red Stone. It is a copy of the Great Sage’s personality, which I found in the My Heart’s collection of settings that was later released.
Maybe the voice I heard earlier was the Great Sage’s. I am not sure. But I have to do it!
“No, but… this is…”
“If you don’t defeat the skeletal dragon Skeleton Dragon here, you will die! If you die, you can’t deliver the red stone to the headmaster! Give it to me, I can defeat it with… it!”
After hearing my words and hesitating for a few moments, Grida hands me the red stone.
It’s a large ruby, the size of the palm of your hand.
When I held it in my hand, it felt faintly hot.
“Let me use it…! Body Enhancement!”
I used the body enhancement magic to sneak from the shadows and into the bosom of the skeletal dragon.
The ability was much more enhanced than when I usually use it.
“It’s only natural. You’re drawing out a huge amount of magical power from me. “
The voice that echoed in my brain was the voice of a woman… probably the great sage.
How she can communicate with me is unknown.
But with this power…!
“Hey, big bumpkin! Look at me!”
The skeletal dragon’s face is right there.
I pull out my staff from my pocket.
The range of the [Instant Death] is 1 meter.
I need to get close to it and directly hit it in the body.
The dragon’s face comes closer…
It tries to swallow me whole…
I’m stuck in fear. Death is near. But I will do it. If I don’t do it, I will die. I don’t want to die. Who doesn’t?
“One meter! That’s within range!”
The Great Sage’s voice brings me back to reality.
I point my staff at the skeletal dragon.
At that moment, a flash of green light erupts.
I was really able to use it. [Instant Death]. A cheat magic that kills the opponent instantly.
It is a mighty magic that Marcoy was finally able to cast once, after having his lifespan cut short.
The skeletal dragon, bathed in a green flash of light, and then collapses in place… with a thud.
“Haa… haa… haa…!”
It worked. Instant death magic. It was activated.
No. Why am I still alive…?
It’s only natural. I took over the magic power needed for the [Instant Death].
So… this place is also different from… the original?
But… it’s really cheat magic, [Instant Death]…
“Hey, get a hold of yourself! Hey, Marcoy! Get up! Hey!”
I was so tired that I passed out on the spot.
Marcoy collapses and lies down beside the skeletal dragon.
A black shadow watched over the figure from the shadows.
A man clad in a black cloak glares at him.
“… Marcoy. Next time, I’ll kill you.”
On the forehead of the man who flips the cloak…
There was a [Flaming Bruise].
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