250 – Tag with Oni
Vampire girl has activated Vermilion Sea . What vampire girl has developed is a composite magical skill, or rather technique, that joins together skills and magical power . That red fluid which moves completely under the control of vampire girl’s will, dissolves everything it touches without limit . The Blood Mist from her vampire ability, Strong Acid Attack and Water Magic have been combined .
When I saw it for the first time, I was amazed . Anyhow, three different skills were combined and a totally new technique was developed . That had never even occurred to me .
To be blunt, vampire girl is smarter in the way she uses skills than I am . Though I have activated skills simultaneously, I’ve never actually thought of combining them . While the solitary example of my Poison Thread could be described that way, that was still nothing beyond the specifications of Poison Attack .
It’s not like I never attempted to combine two skills at all . For example, trying the Evil Eyes with Poison Attack . However, I couldn’t do it . Thus, I decided that not being able to do so was part of the System’s specification, so I didn’t investigate any further . But then, after vampire girl investigated even deeper, she actually achieved it . What I had given up upon, vampire girl has accomplished . In that sense, vampire girl can be called a genius .
Well anyway, she wouldn’t even remotely be a match for me currently, and even before my apotheosis I wouldn’t have lost I’m sure . If I felt like it I could fully mobilise Parallel Will to activate massively parallel magic and simply bulldoze over her I’m sure . Heh, it’s not like I ever needed to develop new techniques . I’m not a poor loser or something . I’m not, okay!
In comparison, oni-kun, I want to ask which one-man-army you think you are . Arnie? Or if not him then Gilgamesh?
Oni-kun’s strategy, is to fire missiles? He’s takes swords that explode out from another dimension, shooting them like that . To all appearances it’s the Gate of Babylon .
On one side a tsunami of liquid that instantly vaporizes on contact . On the other side pummeling by both a battleship and deadly missiles . Isn’t this basically a war already? For the war I experienced before apotheosis, did it also have this haphazard impression when seen from outside? Or rather, the forest has gotten totally messed up you know .
If vampire girl uses Vermillion Sea to guard against oni-kun’s attacks, then oni-kun avoids the wave from Vermillion Sea . The battle seesaws between offense and defence . Stop it! The forest’s HP has already reached zero!
Vampire girl has summoned Shadow Demons . There are eight of them, born from the shadows with the shape of dark red wolves . Those rush at oni-kun all at once .
Not even the formidable oni-kun can avoid them, and while he’s preoccupied with the Shadow Demons, Vermillion Sea completely engulfs him . However, it doesn’t seem to be that effective . There’s not much visible damage . It’s not just his dodging ability, his natural defense is also high .
Humph . This is a mudslinging contest . Neither of them have a trump card .
Though it currently looks like oni-kun is battling equally, in truth he’s being slowly cornered . While he may appear to surpass vampire girl in status values, vampire girl’s skill diversity looks to be putting him consistently under pressure . He’s actually disheartened .
Vampire girl in comparison, doesn’t really have the upper hand either . She’s continuing with the long distance combat and using her Demon Eyes to shave off oni-kun’s HP, but if it continues at this rate it’s going to take forever .
Hmm . It’s kinda like, both of them are surprised at the strength of the other and are being cautious? While vampire girl appears to be in high spirits, I guess there’s a part of her head that is cooly targeting victory? The unknowns are more on oni-kun’s side huh . I had thought that his sanity had been completely blown away, but on carefully looking at his fighting style there’s hints of planning in his movements . Does he still have his sanity then?
Oni-kun makes a move . While prepared to take some damage, he tries to close the distance . Vampire girl counter attacks with Vermillion Sea, Shadow Demons and various other magics . While counter attacking she attempts to increase the distance, totally focused on finishing him with long distance combat indeed .
That being said, oni-kun is also doing pretty good . His body is infused with Dragon Power I guess? It looks like vampire girl’s magic isn’t too effective, so it probably is . Even after taking so many of vampire girl’s attacks, he’s still so lively . Normally it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’d been reduced to nothing .
Oh . Did he get impatient from never being able to get close perhaps – oni-kun makes a bold move . Swords appear from the other dimension . Too many to count .
I interfere with oni-kun’s other dimension a bit and try to peek inside . Yup . It’s been emptied . Just a few remain . It appears that oni-kun is intending to put all his efforts into his stock of remaining swords .
Unsurprisingly, even vampire girl becomes a bit flustered . If that huge number of swords explode together, not even vampire girl would be able to avoid it and would receive heavy damage . Not that it would kill her though .
Countless swords swoop down on vampire girl at once . Sunny with the occasional rain of swords . That’s pretty nasty weather . Now then, what will vampire girl do I wonder?
Vampire girl activates her magic . It’s ice magic . Also, it’s a considerably sophisticated type . A shining mist fills the area, tinged with red as well . This is… not something I’ve seen before .
The red shining mist and rain of swords collide . The swords shatter, the shining mist disperses . That was amazing . It’s red and shining, so let’s christen it “Heinz” I guess?
The Heinz swallows up the rain of swords . Even the resulting shock wave is frozen and dissolved .
Net result, the rain of swords is completely neutralised, and on top of that the remaining Heinz approaches oni-kun . Having seen his all-out attack using almost all everything he had in stock being easily neutralised, oni-kun stares in blank amazement . It’s not like I don’t understand his feelings, but doing that in the middle of battle is a basic no-no, right?
The Heinz, as if sneering at oni-kun’s hasty defence, takes his right arm . He countered by creating a wall of soil and using flames, but even then it had enough power to still take his right arm . That sure is fearsome . That girl… she sure has developed something else . Furthermore, she kept it secret from me . Is it that? Did she intend to use it against me someday? Scary!
!! Oh shit . What’s with this timing!?
Oni-kun has activated Wrath . Well, whatever . The thing that’s alarming me, is something else entirely .
The seal on Kuro… has broken .
“Arnie” – in Japan, his nickname is actually “Shuwa-chan”, which is what Shiro uses here . For Gilgamesh, she also uses the fan nickname AUO – it sounds like the Japanese for king of heroes, “eiyuuou” (ei yuu ou) .
“Heinz” – this is a bit frustrating to translate . The Japanese equivalent of Heinz tomato sauce is 輝赤 (Kiseki) which literally means “shining red” .