In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 273
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Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 273: The Three Behemoths, and Palerius
for a short period of time
the sense of sight of the summoned bird
that was sent to that mysterious island
The amount of magic power to use [Gate] exceeded five times more than the usual. It might
the effect of the [Magic Dispersion] barrier. It
as if the connection
is going to be
cut if I
f we come here
a flying vehicle
or something similar
that uses magic power to
would’ve immediately crashed down
being severed from the vehicle
「Ooh, I did it!」(Touya)
located in the southern parts of the island
clearly seen in the distance.
The town is encircled with high walls, along with ballista
installed on top and even
of the walls
gives off the feeling of a real fortress city.
And right now, this capital
surrounded by three behemoths.
An ape-man behemoth, Snake Kong, covered in a common brown fur
earnestly smashing the barrier of magic power. A hog type behemoth, Grand Boar,
moving away to gain momentum
and doing ferocious dash attacks over and over again. An ox-type behemoth, Power Bison,
with its large horns which look like drills.
One of them,
fired at with a rain arrows
from the ballistae at
「Hee, so the magic barrier
. Well, I guess that’s natural.」(Touya)
slanders would be unable to
attack the beasts if
By the way,
there are a lot of barriers similar to this one
the capitals of each country.
Still, it appear
the arrows from the
ren’t that effective. Several
stuck in the beast, but
most of it
thick fur. This fur probably has
similar enchantment to hardening magic.
seen this barrier briefly, but its durability is definitely suspicious.
In my assumption,
that barrier can
an attack with a power level of
. For the magical beasts, the
Snake Kong seems
to have an attack with a power level of 3
Grand Boar —
a power level of
Power Bison —
with a power level of
This barrier can probably withstand
from those three only if there’s two of them attacking at the same time. If the three of them attacks simultaneously, the barrier will break.
looks like we won’t be able to talk to the people inside
in advance. Let’s
ourselves for now
smartphone from my breast pocket
confirm everyone’s preparations in Brunhild via
. I then
a[Gate] in the sky before me.
Frame Gears start descending one by one from the transfer gates
With a hundred machines
descending from the sky
, the earth trembles as each of them land on the ground.
take care of the Snake Kong
rand Boar. Hilda
deal with the
Power Bison. The others will be on standby for now.
since there may be other behemoths around
Elzie’s group of three machines
immediately move toward their respective behemoths.
look like they are also
taking their battle stances against the
each of them.
the Snake Kong heavily attacks Elzie’s Gerhilde.
The deep crimson Frame Gear nimbly dodge
the Kong’s powerful right straight
a single hit
the opponent’s chest with a cross-counter.
The Pile Bunker
through the Snake Kong’s chest.
remendous amount of blood splashes and
to the ground.
On the other hand
, Yae engage
the Grand Boar. Her
into the behemoth like a bullet and cut it in two with one swift str
ke right from the front.
exposed clean cut
, the hog
down, being cut right in half.
At the same moment, Hilda’s Siegrune stop
the charging Power Bison with her shield and cut its head down
like a guillotine with a sword
The battle end
. It didn’t take even a minute to deal with the three animals.
After defeating the behemoths, the t
away a bit from the fortress city and line up before
main gates. Behind them, a white commanding machine,
Shining Count, step
forward from the
group of f
ears lined up in a row.
on a shoulder of that machine,
several planar speakers
in the air above the town in order to be heard in every part of it. Then
turn on the microphone
the fortress city.
『We are people
from the Dukedom of Brunhild
n the continent to the south
. We have no hostile intentions and
wish to speak with the representatives
of your city. We will wait for your reply within an hour
The reason behind giving them an hour
to reply is mainly for them to forcefully select
as a representative.
will only be able to
frame because we don’t want them to think that they will be fine no matter what we do due to the presence of their protective barrier.
It will be troubl
if no one
to speak to us
that we aren’t hostile
, it’s possible they
might have the
“we don’t know what they will do if we don’t come out!”
The best outcome will be
a mayor or
to come out and talk to us
, but they may
have thoughts of them being killed
. If so, we are
if they will just send
long as it becomes
start of discussion
「They will come out, right?」(Rain)
「I wonder about that. Well, it
alright for us to simply
go to another city if they
won’t come out
I lightly reply to
Commander Rain’s question
if we go to another city,
we won’t be able to
give the impression that we’re aiding them against behemoths and that we’re not their enemies
being attacked all of a sudden by the inhabitants of that city is what will most likely happen to us
If possible, I would like to make this city
for future interactions
and have them convey my message to the other cities.
her to report the situation in the city.
『It looks like the town is in
uproar. They are observing this side with telescopes
and catapults 』(Kougyoku)
「I suppose they would.」(Toya)
I don’t know what
their higher-ups have concluded
, but I wonder what’s
happening inside for them to be
only preparing for battle.
ccording to rumors, it looks like th
haven’t reached a decision yet.
We might even be shot with arrows from
do something strange
, so we
remaining on standby while still being alert
lying idly on the shoulder of
at the sky.
「Your Majesty, the gates are opening.」(Rain)
「Oh, are they coming out
from the cockpit of
up from my place and
down onto the ground
the moment she conveyed to me the present situation
gates, knights riding on horses are coming out in groups
heading our way
. All of them
equipped with full body armors,
they look quite intense.
The armor design
Is it probably because they haven’t developed
much since the era of the Paruteno civilization?
Assuming that they didn’t have
between fellow human beings,
their technology not advancing
As I stand
in front of the
ears, the knights stop at about 10 meters away from me.
Then, from among them,
a single knight
s wearing a specially rough-looking plate mail with a surcoat
attached to it,
up in front of me, he
from his horse and slowly
walks toward me
. His helmet
looks like a Corinthian-style helmet
from ancient Greece, with the front part having
T-shaped gap and a crest-looking decoration attached to
a closed helmet
that hides most of the
bascinet or armet type which
in movies or anime,
this knight’s face
a large man with a stern face. His eyes
straight at me. I
cannot detect any
anger or hatred in him for now, but…
「I am Dient South, representative of the southern capital Meridias, one of the four high pupils and the descendant of Freyend South. I thank you for the assistance in this incident. So, who may you be?」(Dient)
「I am Mochizuki Touya, Sovereign King of Brunhild Dukedom. I am glad to meet you, representative Dient.」(Touya)
Although he’s surprised since he never
thought that I’ll
introduce myself as a king, he
my hand and
a friendly attitude for the time being.
I wonder if
what’s currently happening
should be considered a progress for now.
「I was told that His Majesty The Sovereign King came from
continent to the south,
… the world didn’t get destroyed, is that right?」(Dient)
「I see. It’s as I
had severed its
the outside world before Paruteno was ruined. The world
was not destroyed
number of count
ies are inhabiting it now.」(Touya)
I project a world map into the air from my smartphone. It
complete version, with this island included in it.
「This is the world nowadays.」(Touya)
Representative Dient look
up at the projected map.
「This island is over here. Brunhild Dukedom is over here. It’s an awfully small country, but those giant soldiers…
whom we call
“Frame Gears”, should also be called a legacy of Paruteno. We are the only country which possess this war potential. It’s for that reason that our country hasn’t been invaded by other countries. 」(Touya)
「What a thing…!」(Dient)
It would be troubling if he
small size of Brunhild, so I exaggerated it a bit. Though it’s true that we
up until now
was only founded last year.
「We thought that the outside world was surely ruined by the crystal apparitions and ruled by them…」(Dient)
「If I remember correctly
should’ve been destroyed once. However,
the people from before have recovered
since then. How about we discuss
the matters concerning
one another in detail
there are a few thing
I would like to hear from you.」(Touya)
a large table and
chairs from [Storage] and place them on
. Representative Dient
confused at the sudden appearance of the table and timidly
down on a chair.
The first thing I
the name of this island. It’s called Palerius island
, and it was named after
a Paruteno wizard, the sage of time Alerias Palerius.
He had arrived alone to this island
5000 years ago
which was, at the time, called an island of devils and discovered a structure capable of summoning natural barriers. Thus he decided to make this island his own
magical experiment site
When Palerius eventually died in Paruteno and the invasion of
razes began, his disciples,
who sensed the danger, immediately evacuated their families and the people of their hometown on this island.
They used treasure left behind by Palerius to strengthen the barrier and to
prevent the frazes from
invading the island.
In the end, the island was disconnected from the rest of the world and
people ended up unable to leave it.
Due to how dreadful the invasion was, the four disciples and their comrades were convinced that the world of men
it came to be ruled by
decided to live on this island
nd that’s how
the current situation of the Islanders came to be
feared, you were locked inside of it, right?」(Touya)
guessed that the outside world was
by the crystal apparitions… by
razes. We believed that it
ruled by them
, so… we didn’t really consider
being locked up, you see. In the past, there were some people who
set sail toward the outside world, but all of them ended up coming back to the starting point.」(Dient)
probably because of the [Route Induction] barrier. It utilize
the magic fog hanging over the coastal waters of the island.
up on the matters about this island, so I
to broach the main topic.
about whether they
to interact with other countries and the possibility
of decreasing the number of behemoths being born by breaking down the barrier.
「The problem is that it’s also possible the
razes will appear
on this island
if you take down the barrier, but… 」(Touya)
「No… I dare say that those things aren’t connected. If you ask me why, that’s because those
razes have already appeared on this island 」(Dient)
When I ask about
what he meant by that
, he t
me that the
within the last two years. Both
appearances were only composed of
so the islanders managed to somehow defeat them.
Even so, the
people were afraid of the appearance of an apparition which
n legends from 5000 years ago.
razes even if they
defend against their invasion.
In other words, the
not invade the island
, but they
nto the island which the barrier
If that’s the case, what use does this barrier have?
It cannot defend against the appearance of
eople cannot leave to
the outside world
left and right
Their current situation
may not be a good thing.
「It’s exactly as you say.
, I hope you don’t feel offended
impossible for us to completely accept the words of His Majesty The Sovereign King — we
currently have no
way to ascertain how much of what you
said is the truth」(Dient)
of the information that was
said by a person they don’t
know anything about and why
to this place
「Moreover, this matter isn’t something I can decide
myself. If only I could talk to the representatives of the north, the east, and the west as well as inquire
Central-sama from the central temple…」(Dient)
「Central Palerius-sama is a descendant of the sage of time Alerias Palerius.
The barrier of this island
is Palerius-sama’s legacy, and this person is in charge of protecting
「It’s an artifact which Palerius-sama tried to construct during his lifetime. It’s said that we will be able to start a
toward a new world if it’s completed. The four high disciples succeeded
after this but were unable to complete it」(Dient)
It must be some sort of transfer gates.
Were they trying to escape this island by using
Still, if it’s something that Palerius tried to create, then it probably
before his disciples came to this island.
What’s the meaning of this?
I wonder if the disciples
trying to return to the world outside the barrier after they
the transfer gates
some sort of [Door] that Palerius tried to build. It’s certainly suspicious whether
had the means for communication to the outside world
5000 years ago.
「At any rate, can I ask you to talk
of the other towns
this Central-sama? It won’t even be a problem
if they dismiss this talk. We will at least make sure not to ever again set foot into this land again
if that happens
. The other countries
won’t be able
to interfere with you
if the barrier isn’t broken 」(Touya)
「… I understand. It’s
my personal opinion, but I would like to be freed from this barrier
I am already fed up living in fear of behemoths」(Dient)
「We will, of course,
for exterminating the behemoths during this
We can take the materials of the defeated behemoths as remuneration.
visit in two weeks
with Dient, the representative of the southern capital Merideis, we
to leave the island.
First of all,
I don’t have
a bad feeling
. I’m glad that they didn’t
what happened in
, I wonder who was it that repaired the tears in
the[World Barrier] covering the entire world 5000 years ago. I thought it was Palerius but, it looks like he
Someone might think that it was disciples who did that
that’s not the case since
those four disciples
their best to seclude themselves on this island.
Was it another person?… Or maybe
supposed to be something else that we don’t know about yet
? The disciples influenced the
throughout the world
the treasure of Palerius
was placed on this island…
Just how confusing could
if it was true?
a side effect in the first place, it will be difficult to cause it a second time.
I guess I have no other choice but to reach the point where I can repair the tears in the world
. It looks like I
ll need delicate control of my divinity to do that. According to Kami-sama, it will require the
level of attentiveness as if I’m fixing
spider web with
bare hands, but… haaa….
I feel like it’s way easier to
of the f
razes. Still, it’s likely that there are other
the[World Barrier] is full of holes.
Frazes aren’t the only one
who can cross over worlds. Just please excuse me from the second and the third
who have appeared
I may be able to ask the descendant of Palerius, the one called Central or something, to teach me
a thing or two
about the barriers
in the islands
I expect something along those
I am also a
“inheritance” of Palerius
ED: Blackswordsman, Empress
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