123-112 Scalp Ape, Seriously Too Much

I'm sorry. That was my fault.

Don't worry about it. If it wasn't for Nao's spying, I wouldn't have noticed it until right before. You still have some time left, right?

 Haruka smiles at me, and I feel a little lighter.
 You're right, it's not time to rush yet.

 It's not perfect, but if you think about it, the situation isn't that bad. It's just that my magic power is a little low.

"Ah. A few more minutes at the current pace.
"Then there's no point in waiting here. It's better to set up in one corner of the perimeter.
Right. If we're going, we should go in the direction we came.

 Natsuki was right, it was too dangerous to go into the unexplored area, so we started walking back the way we came, with Toya in the lead.

 After a few tens of seconds of me indicating the direction we should go, Toya nodded to me and moved even faster, as if he had seen the Scarp Ape in the search range.

 And then, out of the corner of his eye, he saw ...... a gorilla that could be described in one word: stylish.

 It was slimmer than the gorillas I'd seen at the zoo, but clearly different from the chimpanzees, and looked like a gorilla who'd done some weight training and toned up.

 However, its body hair is a light brown color, so it is distinctly different from a gorilla.

 There were three of these sculpted apes walking on the ground. In each of their hands was a club made from a slightly modified tree branch, so they must be intelligent to some extent.

 They must have noticed us at about the same time we found them, because one of them let out a loud "Whoa, whoa! One of them let out a loud cry that echoed through the forest.

"Could this be a call for a mate?
"That's a good possibility!

 As far as I can tell, the nearby sculpted ape's movement speed has increased.

d*mn it, let's hurry up!
I'll take the right end!

 At about the same time that Yuki said this, a Fire Arrow shot out from Yuki's outstretched hand to the rightmost Scarp Ape.

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I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll do fine.

 With that voice, Toya and Natsuki quickly approached the enemy.

 I stopped next to Haruka, who stopped a short distance away, and Yuki, who was a little ahead of me, came back with her eyes on Toya and the others.

 If there were only three enemies in front of me, I would have gone in for cover, but there are at least a dozen more approaching, and considering their ability to call out to their friends, there is a possibility that more will come.
 I think we should save our magic as much as possible.

Natsuki and the others seem to be all right, right?
"I guess so. It looks like they can't be cut down as easily as the goblins.

 The Scarp Ape tried to block Toya's slashes with his club, but was easily pushed back and had already been hit several times.
 It won't be long before she inflicts a fatal wound.

 On the other hand, Natsuki's attack with the spear was more than he could take, and he cut off his arm halfway with his first blow - oh, it went right through his head. It's over.

It was a little unexpected that one shot of the Fire Arrow couldn't take care of it. ......
"Sorry, probably my fault. I was running, so I didn't aim well. Thank you for your help, Haruka.
It's the role of friends to follow up.

 Haruka smiled and shook her head at Yuki's apology.
 However, Yuki said that it was because he was running, but perhaps it was because he was moving faster than the orcs and his target was smaller.

 Even though a mere cudgel won't protect you, it's useless if you can avoid it. Do I need to train to increase the speed of the Fire Arrow in the future?

 But for now, we have to deal with the friends that Scalp Ape called.

"Yuki, that side, they're coming! Two of them!
Got it! I'll take care of one for now.

 Behind Yuki, who had stepped forward with a small sword, I also set up my spear to protect Haruka.
 The picture doesn't look so good with me hiding behind Yuki, but I hope you'll forgive me for being a long shot.

 Two Scarp Apes came out from behind the bushes at about the same time. And we attacked them almost simultaneously.

 Yuki went around to the right side and slashed at its neck, while I thrust my spear at its torso, near its heart.

 With a heavy thud, the tip of the spear pierced almost to the base.

 At the same time, the body of the protruding Scarp Ape lost its strength and collapsed to the ground.
 Apparently, he was lucky enough to be thrust into the heart.

 Yuki's neck is still bleeding, but she's still moving.
 If you leave her alone for a while, she might die, but that's not going to happen.

"Yuki! Three more from behind!
"What? What? It can't be helped!

 Yuki looked a little troubled by my words, but just as she was about to step in to save herself from being covered in blood, an arrow shot from behind me pierced her head beautifully this time.

Thank you again, Haruka!
Forget that, Yuki, they're coming!

 As I grasped with [Searching for enemies], three more are coming through the bushes.

 If you look towards Natsuki and Toya, you'll see that they're engaged in a battle with five Scarp Apes to the left of Haruka.

 One by one, Natsuki and the others would be able to kill them quickly, but with five of them working together, it seems to be difficult, and they're having a little trouble.

 Hmm! --There aren't enough of them!

 According to the [Search for Enemies] response, there were already three of them approaching.

 As I looked in the direction of the reaction, I saw one of them climbing up a tree and two others picking up a stone below it.

 I toss the stone up into the tree, and the Scarp Ape grabs it and throws it with a swing of his arm.


 Is it as fast as a batting center?


 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for. I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it.

I've got to get out of here!
I'll be back! Thank you!
Don't worry about it. But I could use a baseball glove, you know?

 I'm wearing a leather glove, but it's not cushy enough.

 In the event you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to find out what to do.

 In addition, its "squeak" sounds like it's laughing, which is quite nerve-wracking.

Long-range attacks are troublesome. Don't lick it!

 After confirming that Yuki had managed to keep the Scarp Ape at bay, I swung the stone in my right hand as hard as I could and threw it at the Scarp Ape.

 At the moment it leaves my hand, I apply "heavy weight" to the stone.

 The stone flew out with a speed that almost made a noise, and without even allowing Scarp Ape to avoid it, it smashed into his face with a gurgling sound, scattering his brain plasma behind him.

"Ooh, that's pretty .......

 The power of his improved physical ability, baseball throwing form, and "heavy weight" was no joke.

 It is said that stone throwing killed the most number of people in the old wars.
 No, you can't compare magic and physical ability, because they are different.

 But something is bothering me...

"Nao! Help~
Oh, I'm sorry!

 I didn't have time to think about it right now.

 Yuki, who was dealing with three of them, had inflicted a few wounds on the Scarp Ape, but they were far from fatal.

 A few of Haruka's arrows were also sticking out, but they didn't seem to be head shots because they were moving around.

 I quickly grab my spear and fire a fireball at the Scarp Ape, who was picking up a stone, and attack the Scarp Ape in front of Yuki with my spear.

 The Fireball, which is a level 3 fire magic, is accompanied by an explosion when it lands, so it looks flashy, but if you use the same magic power, sniping with the Fire Arrow is more powerful.

 However, it is a useful spell for checkpoints and when there are a lot of small fish.
 Yuki and the others' fight tipped the scales when I entered the fray, even if only briefly.

 When one of them was stopped by my spear, Haruka headshot it again. If there were two of them, Yuki would have no problem.

 I took a step toward the scarp-ape that hadn't reacted to the fireball, and thrust my spear at the body I saw behind the cloud of dust.

 He did it twice. He seemed to resist slightly, but the power of the fireball was unexpectedly high, and he was almost dead.

 I'd like to take a break, but there are four more of them coming!

"Who's free?
"Sorry, I can't!
Three more are coming!

 Oh, come on, Toya and the others have eight!
 They killed two of them, but still six. No pressure.

I'm almost there! I'm sorry! Haruka, please!
I got it!

 You and Hulka will get four. Two more for a little farther.
 A little tough. ......?

Nao, I'll attack with magic from the left!
Got it!

 Haruka and I will fire one Fire Arrow at each of them.
 That put them both out of action for the most part.
 If we had more time and magic power, we could increase the number of them, but this is the best we can do at the moment.

 While I'm spearing one of them, Haruka fires another "Fire Arrow" at it, but this time it's not fatal.

 At that point, two more animals entered the fray.

"Oh no!

 I succeeded in taking out the one in front of me with my spear, but one of them tried to run backwards beside me, and my left hand went out as quickly as I could.

 Definitely a bad move.

 Scalp Ape grabs my arm.

 I try to pull my arm out as fast as I can and--


 There was a resounding thud.

 Stifling a scream, I took a half-reflexive step forward and slammed my elbow into Scalp Ape's face.

 I forcefully pull my arm out of his slightly loose hand and thrust out the spear in one hand.


 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 But even so, it succeeded in making the Scarp Ape take a step back.

 Immediately, he thrust his hand at its face.

"Fire Arrow!

 Speed first.

 It's probably less than half as powerful as the one you normally use against Orcs.

 But at close range and in close proximity, the "fire arrow" was powerful enough that, while it couldn't blow its head off, it did succeed in severely caving in its face and killing it.

"Nao! It's okay if you pull it out!

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it," he said, holding a small sword in his hand.

 I see. Haruka can fight in melee too.

Sorry, one of them please.

 To be frank, my left arm hurts.
 I don't think I can even use a spear properly in this condition.

 I passed through the uninjured one and took on the one that had been hit by Haruka's magic.
 To be honest, it's tough to handle a spear with one hand.

If this is the case, I should have bought a small sword. ......

 It's not only the fact that you can't handle it with one hand, but also the fact that you can't handle it when it gets close to you like in this case.
 I'm not sure if you've ever heard of this before, but I'm sure you've heard of it.

 If there is only one enemy, you can adjust the distance to avoid being approached, but in a battle like this, it is difficult.

But that's not a problem against a wounded man.

 The left hand is mostly just a handhold, but even so, it's not a problem against a scarp-ape that's already lost its footing.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm sure you'll be fine with ...... Haruka?
"Yes, one of them.

 When I turned around, I saw that Haruka was just about to put an end to the sculpted ape.

 You can find several cuts on the arms and legs, which suggests that they were carefully cut down and killed.

Yuki's is ...... Haruka, can you cover me? Two more are coming.
I'm not sure what to say. It's really nasty!

 I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it's a good idea.

 And two more are approaching Toya and the others.

 The Scarp Ape that Toya and the others are dealing with is already down to three, but they must be getting tired. It would be hard for them to take on two more right now.

"Let's try a little harder!

 I fought back the pain echoing in my arm and took a step toward it with all my might.