I know what she's going to say.
Right now, she's almost alone in holding back the horde of demons.
We formed up with Inez at the front, and all she had to do was cleave the horde of demons with her Shield of Light, and the threat in sight would be wiped out in no time.
Thanks to this, we were able to relax a bit and have enough time to treat the wounded.
But once Inez leaves this place, the situation will change drastically. At the very least, there would be no time for conversation.
Please go to ...... immediately. Dr. Noor is the one who needs your help the most right now.
Inez was silent for a moment, then opened her mouth to think.
──── I understand. But please put yourself first. It's not my place to be injured.
"......I understand. Take care of yourself, Inez.
Yes, sir. Goodbye, Mr. Linneburg. Please be safe.
Inez then made a single cleave of her Shield of Light, and all the demons in her field of vision were slashed horizontally, instantly becoming a pile of corpses.
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──── She was headed for the middle of that heavenly battle.
Inez feared for my safety, but she was the one who should not be worrying about others.
But she has to go.
She's the only one who can intervene there.
And so, with the strongest shield protecting us gone, I called out to those around me.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the break. ...... Are you ready?
"Yeah, I could use some rest, Leanne.
Yeah, it looks like no one's too injured to move. That's great, that guy ......, or was it Ines ......?
There were six people standing behind me: Rollo, Prince Tyrence, Astila, and the starboard side of the Twelve Apostles.
Other than that, there were no more people around.
There were many knights of Mithra here a while ago, but many of them were injured in the mix-up with the demons earlier, and Astila and I worked together to give them simple treatment,......, but even if they stay here, there will always be many injured people who die in vain. .
So, with the exception of the ten people who are still here, the rest of us have decided to focus on evacuating the citizens.
I will be the one to select them, and I will be the one to command them from now on, as I was delegated by Prince Tirens to command the troops, and I was the one who planned this "operation".
I'm not sure what to make of that. It's a good thing that you're not the only one who has a problem with this. ......No matter how many orders His Highness gives, I'm not convinced. ......!
Of course, the frustration remains.
Miranda, the Twelve Apostles, gathered them together and seemed puzzled by what I had explained.
"Watch your mouth, Miranda. It is the order of Your Eminence and Your Highness to obey her. Do you dare to be disrespectful in this place?
"......, but ......, no matter what, that way ......!
...... Sorry. Miranda. I'm the one who said I wanted her (Lean) to run this scene. She's much better at this stuff (・・・・・・) than I am. If you have any complaints, feel free to blame me.
"At ......, Your Highness ......! This is not the way I meant it. ......!
Then obey meekly. Miranda.
...... Okay, okay, ......!
...... I understand where she's coming from.
I'm sure you're not the only one.
"At ......, Miranda, Petra. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
...... If possible, I'd like to wait for Miranda to calm down, but there's no time.
I'm not sure if you've ever heard of it or not, but I'm sure you've heard of it.
It won't take much time for that horde to reach us.
We need to hurry up and get ready.
"But ......, hey. Are you sure you want to do this? I understand what you mean, but that means we're all ────
"──── Miranda. We're here to protect the people of Mithra. You have to help.
But, ......, no matter what, it's still ......!
...... Miranda. You know why a guest of honor from another country would risk his life to stay here.
"Oh, ────! I get it. ......! I'm not sure if you're going to be able to do this, but I'm sure you'll be able to do it.
If you want to go to ......, we can start right away. We don't have time for this. Concentrate.
...... I know, I know, I know. ......! Don't rush me. ......!
In spite of the hesitant tone of voice, Miranda's magic power increased in an instant, just a breath away, and she was ready to cast a spell.
"......, that's enough. If you're going to do it, do it.
I'm ready. I'm ready.
Petra from ──── [Pseudepigrapha] .
They were young, probably around eighteen years old, not much older than me, but they were still top-notch magicians.
I'll be ready to cast a spell as soon as they do.
"Here we go: ────
And then the three of us breathed in unison and activated the spell at the same time.
Then, with a roar, thick, huge rocks rose one after another toward the sky and surrounded us as a stone wall.
I looked up at the wall of hard rock that had risen so high in an instant, and felt myself cowering even though I had suggested it.
I couldn't see any more of the buildings of Mithra's city.
In the blink of an eye, all we could see was the stone wall, a pile of rubble, the entrance to the labyrinth, and a crowd of demons.
A stone wall that high would not be easy to overcome.
Not the demons, not us.
Now, there's nowhere to run.
"......Uh......! I knew this would happen, but... I knew this was going to happen, but I really can't believe we locked ourselves in. ......! ......This is almost like a stone coffin. ......!
As Miranda said, what I had completed with the help of the Twelve Saints was a huge rectangular enclosure ......, a "sarcophagus" if you will.
I'm not sure if you'll be able to find the right one for you.
──── I knew from the start that this was a foolhardy approach.
I'm sorry to Miranda for forcing you to go along with her.
But Inez and Dr. Noor are no longer here.
Aside from the people with supernatural powers, the power and numbers of us normal people won't be able to control the growth of the demons even if we were to face them head on.
No matter how hard we try, it is inevitable that we will fail to defeat the demons that are spreading to the city.
The citizens of Mithra have been ordered to evacuate, but there must still be many people who missed the evacuation. The demons will avalanche into the city and surely kill many of its citizens.
You have to prevent that from happening at all costs. ...... But at present, you have too limited a hand.
It is possible to forcibly cover the entrance of the labyrinth to confine the demons, but no matter how you look at it, it is impossible to hold back all the demons that keep springing up.
Simply blocking the labyrinth would only be a temporary solution.
Even if we continue to defeat the demons, the city will overflow.
But we can't just try to contain it.
So what do you do if you're ......?
In a way, the answer is quite simple.
You can do both ──── at the same time.
In other words, lock up the ...... demons and keep reducing the number of demons by those who are inside(...).
"...... I see. I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea. How could you think of such a thing?
"This isn't the time to be impressed, Gelgnain......! Even if I did, I wouldn't do such a reckless thing ......!
"But it's the least we can do to protect the people of Mithra. The sacrifices will be minimal.
The [Gou Yari] Gergnine, who was holding a large spear, seemed to be laughing underneath his helmet, his face invisible.
I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm sure you're not the only one. ...... The princess of that barbarian country is also crazy. ......!
But this is the mission that we should be martyred for,......, isn't it? Sigil.
That's right. Your eminence and the prince will fight with us. It is the duty of a holy knight to die here, Miranda.
...... Oh my god, ...... I was so stupid to ask you guys to agree with me. ......!
They're right, it's going to be a fight to the death from here on out.
It's a war between the incoming demons and us, and we'll destroy each other until one of us is dead.
There is no escape in this huge wall of stone, and if things go badly, we will die in it.
But of course, I didn't surround us to die.
It's okay, Miranda. I didn't propose this plan with the intention of dying either.
...... You're right. You wouldn't think of doing something like this without a chance of winning, would you ......?
Yes. But if the worst comes to the worst, I will sink this rock wall with the demon, and I am sorry if that happens.
I'm sorry if that happens. ...... hiiiiiiiiii......!
"Do everything in your power to prevent that from happening. ...... You're one of the starboard side. Don't make a scene.
I know, I know. ......! And you've got to do it whether you want to or not. ......! ...... ugh ......!
As I was about to give her another look, Astira placed a gentle hand on Miranda's shoulder.
It's okay, Miranda. I'm here to help in any way I can.
"...... Gee, your eminence, ......?
Miranda was so startled by the person's hand on her shoulder that she lost her balance and fell to the ground on her butt.
"......ge......, Your Eminence ...... my shoulder! And ...... wow! I'm not sure what to say. ...... is wow ......!
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I'm not sure if you'll be able to find the right one for you.
"It's an honor to fight with you at ────, Your Eminence.
"Yes, I'm very reassured too, Sigil, all of you. That herd is going to be a bit ......, or rather, a lot of work, but let's do our best ...... anyway!
...... too good to be true.
I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it.
So let's get into position. ...... The demons are closing in.
And so we formed the formation that we had talked about.
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I would stand between the two groups, and Rollo would be behind me.
To be honest, I wasn't sure until the very end if I wanted Rollo to stay here. ...... But I couldn't be completely separated from him in the chaos.
So I'm sorry, but he has to stay with me.
Of course I'm going to protect him.
...... Rollo, it's going to be a fierce battle from here on out. I really don't think I'll be able to afford it, so I may not be able to protect you properly.
...... "Don't worry. I can only run around, but I'll at least try not to die on my own.
I can see the ever-increasing density of demons rushing towards me, filling the walls.
I thrust my sword into the ground and called out to everyone present.
The first wave of ──── is coming. Please try to keep your current formation intact. If you don't, ...... you'll be wiped out soon.
"──── Copy that.
"...... ugh. Let's just let it happen, ......!
And so everyone readied their weapons.
As the horde of demons approached, the vibrations from the soles of my feet grew louder and the feeling of fear grew louder.
I took a deep breath to calm my mind, and at the same time, I prepared for the magic ──── Noor taught me to unleash: fusion magic.
...... But my "fusion magic" is still a mimic.
It's not perfect.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
But I guess I'll just have to do it here at ────.
While I was pondering this, a group of demons appeared in front of me.
So let's start with ────. I'm not sure what to do.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and what you can do to help.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.
It's not like Inez or Dr. Noor.
In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, there are a few things you can do.
I didn't care, and continued to shoot pillars of flame with all my might at the swarm of demons that were about to spring from the entrance of the labyrinth again.
The demons that I failed to shoot were left to the Twelve Saints who were waiting on either side of me, and as they took them down, I focused on destroying the majority of them.
...... Fortunately, this small group formation is working well. But this is still only the signal for the start of the battle to come.
──── This is where the real hell begins.
"Hmmm. ...... This is where we do our best work, Mr. Tyrence.
"──── Yes, mother.
The next moment I heard them whispering quietly next to each other in the crowded battle, we were swallowed by the vortex of demons like an avalanche.