Oh dear, ......, the demons are here again.
When we got close to Hazama Village, we sighed when we saw the demons that were coming around the wards.
The wards surrounding the village are invisible to the eye.
That's why sometimes demons come and keep bumping into the walls of the wards.
It's like, "Oh, that's weird, I can't go on. It's like a bug that keeps hitting the screen door in the summer.
Incidentally, today's demons are three dark bears, each about three meters tall.
Dark bears can take fur, but it's hard to kill them without hurting them.
If you fail, all you'll get is an 'evil crystal'.
"We just sold the crystals a while ago. That's twice the work.
I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.
"...... Um... Wait a minute.
What's up. Yukino.
When I turned around, Yukino was holding her forehead in thought.
Isn't this the middle of nowhere?
To be specific, it's a place where demons appear in large numbers, and it's a marginal area where people can live.
That's why there are so many powerful demons.
Right. The Dark Bear is a demon that can be defeated by a dozen soldiers.
Is that so?
I looked at Lisette and Haruka.
It would take five or six people from Hazama Village.
With my sister Liz's magic, we could do it with four.
That's tough. Subhuman.
You'd have to be to live in the middle of nowhere.
How powerful are those wards ...... that they can't get through?
I'll give you a compliment! That's not the point!
Yukino pointed to the forest beyond the wards and beyond.
That's the village surrounded by the wall, isn't it?
That's the field around it, right?
It's still a work in progress.
I didn't have much trouble.
The axe, which had been given the "Penetrating Attribute" by the "Naming Breath", was able to cut down trees quickly.
The hoe was also able to cut through the roots of trees and plow up the hard soil in no time.
That's why I'm still cultivating. At high speed.
I've been on the ...... road for the past few months.
Is that so?
Yes. From the capital to the frontier, ever since I came to this world.
You've worked hard. Yukino, you're so little.
Don't treat me like a child! I was 14 years old in my previous world!
14 years old? ...... I thought you were in elementary school.
I don't think you're trying to hide the fact that you're from another world, Yukino. She says "this world" and "the previous world".
According to Yukino, she was summoned a few months ago. She's a little out of time with me.
Maybe the goddesses have an inaccurate sense of time. The goddess who summoned me also said it was a while ago when she was a junior high school student.
I've seen a lot of places from the capital to here, but I've never seen such a neatly lined field. Usually they are fenced off to keep out demons and bandits, so they can't make something this big.
It's amazing. Praise me.
I do! I've never heard of ...... such an amazing place in the middle of nowhere.
Yukino scratched her light blue hair with her hand and pondered.
"You know what, Yukino?
What is it? Shoma-san.
Is that all you're going to say?
I pointed to the white wings on my back.
It was a hassle to walk all the way and Yukino was getting tired, so I carried her here by 'Shoshu Kakusei'. We could only arrange for two harpies, so I carried Haruka and Yukino back and forth twice. I worked very hard.
"Don't you want me to tell you about my wings and the Harpy?
Yukino replied as if it were a matter of course.
Then she looked at Lisette and Haruka...
I don't mind your horns because they're cool too. I don't care. I do.
"......, that's right.
Yukino looked like she wanted to touch the wings while we were flying.
If she's a reincarnation, a person from my world, then the whole world has changed. If that's the case, the fact that she has wings and horns might be a small thing.
"...... subhuman villages...... large settlements and rich lands...... well. That's why my true master is here .......
She's crouched down, mumbling.
...... "True Lord".
In the end, I didn't get to hear about the identity of the "true master" she was seeking.
The fact that she laughed when she died is too heavy for an old man who used to be a junior high school sophomore to touch.
Come to think of it, all the summoners except me have come to this world after they died. I don't know what kind of trauma they have. It's probably best not to touch him until he calms down.
Brother Shoma. Lysette and Haruka will kill the bear.
Brother, please protect Yukino!
Lysette and Haruka picked up a sword and a club respectively.
Both of them are enchanted. Haruka used to carry a sword in town, but now she's switching to a club.
They were about to run straight for the Dark Bear...
"Wait! Lysette-san, Haruka-san!
Suddenly, Yukino stopped them.
I'm a newcomer here, so leave this to me! I'm not sure what to say, but I'm not sure what to do.
Yukino takes her spear and runs off.
Her mouth is moving slightly. I'm not sure what it is.
The Dark Bears have noticed us.
Yukino distances herself from the monsters and stops.
Then she activated her magic.
I'm not letting you go any further! Let's go! "Greater Ice Wall!
"Whoa, whoa, whoa!
A wall of ice is created between Yukino and the Dark Bear.
It's less than three meters high and about eight meters wide. I can't tell how thick it is from here.
"d*mn it. That was a poor shot.
Yukino trapped two of the demons between the wall of freezing and the ward.
But the third one is still free and heading towards her.
"Get away from me! Icicle Arrow Rush!
Five ice arrows fly towards the Dark Bear.
The arrows pierce the Dark Bear's left arm, freezing it in place. But it doesn't stop.
Yukino keeps one of her arms pointed at the freezing wall and grunts, "Nuh-uh. It seems she needs to concentrate to maintain her magic. Yukino's not in top form yet because she's worn out from the long trip.
Lysette, Haruka, cover me.
Lysette jumped out in front of the Dark Bear.
I won't allow you to hurt someone that Brother Shoma approves of! The Crail Flare!
Lysette slammed the cleansing flame into the Dark Bear's face.
And then Lysette plunged her long sword into the Dark Bear's chest.
The Dark Bear leaps backwards. The sword makes a shallow cut through the fur-covered chest.
Lysette throws her sword in rapid succession. The dark bear keeps falling back.
The bear's back hits the wall of the ward.
The bear turns. Its eyes widen. It lets out a terrified scream.
"This is Hazama Village territory. I, the lord of the castle, will not allow you to enter even one inch of it.
On the other side, Haruka was holding a club.
I have the magic of the land in my body and I will hug you.
I'm not sure what to do.
The Dark Bear screamed. Ahead of her, Lisette flies to the side.
It's because of the magical power that overflowed from Haruka's body.
The power of the enchanted "cudgel". Haruka's arm strength increased as she entered the village's ward. In addition, as a perk of being a castle owner, Haruka can use the magic of the land.
As a result, Haruka's enhanced special move is...
"Concentrate power on a single point! Here it comes! "Muujin-tsuki Kai!
The Dark Bear was blown away.
I'm not sure what to say.
I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not. It finally stops when it hits a tree. By that time, it was already dead. Or rather, there's a big hole in his torso.
Haruka's technique, "Mujin-tsuki", is similar to the "Hashi-ke" and "Sun-ke" of kenpo in the original world. It is capable of inflicting fierce damage at close range. However, in this world, it is not kinetic energy that is used to strike, but magical power.
That's why Haruka, who is inside the ward, is able to add the magic power obtained from the "lord of the castle privilege" to the power of her techniques...
That's too much, Haruka. You can't even harvest fur with that.
That's okay. Let's just give up and get the hell out of here.
I turn to face the two Dark Bears sandwiched between the freezing wall.
"Yukino. I'm not sure, but breaking this wall won't damage Yukino, will it?
"No, I won't. But it's impossible.
This wall is unbreakable. Not as long as I'm pouring my magic into it. I've been attacked by bigger monsters on the streets and they couldn't break this wall either. How can you call it a trump card against the Rikugaku cult if it's not?
"Okay. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it.
I spit fire.
I spit fire.
The wall of ice evaporated.
The two Dark Bears turned to ash.
"Good night. Yukino. You're tired, but you did your best.
You're amazing, Yukino. If it weren't for those ice arrows, I'd have had a much harder time.
The only reason we were able to focus on the Dark Bear was because you stopped the other two. That's great. I want you to be my friend!
Me, Lisette, and Haruka praised Yukino.
Maybe Yukino is an official reincarnation after all. She really is amazing.
I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's worth it. The wall seems to be as strong as the armor of the Kuro Knight Mesethrath. She's really useful, her power.
"I'm really glad to have a good person as a friend. I look forward to working with you, Yukino.
Yukino and I hold each other's hands.
What? Why are you looking down?
My shoulders are shaking. What's wrong, Yukino?
I'm not sure what to do.
We'll deal with the Rikaku Kyodan after that. If possible, I'd like to expand the wards to include other subhumans.
That's right. Let's do our best for peace!
I'll show you around the wards later. I'll show you around the wards later. There's a place where you can bathe, so let's go in together. Yukino!
"............ Huh? What's that? I'm not a ...... cheat ......? I'm not sure. I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm not sure...
That's why the four of us headed to the village together.