WRITTEN BY THE MYSTERIOUS LION MASKSEPTEMBER 9, 2016
175 . VELDORA RELEASED
Now then, as soon as I saw a ray of hope, I regained my calm .
Entrusting my anger to the situation would endanger Veldora’s main body, the “Storm Dragon (energy)” .
It’s not that my anger had disappeared, but rather I had to calmly deal with the situation .
This anger was something I needed to vent out on the Emperor later .
I had to first prioritize my objectives .
In order to free Veldora, defeating the main body before me would suffice .
However that alone wouldn’t be enough, and I hat to first retrieve Veldora’s Nucleic Heart, and reconstruct the “Soul Corridor” .
Well, I should manage somehow .
Wisdom Lord Raphael had already bought some time .
So we could focus on dealing with the “Storm Dragon” .
However, Investigation King Faust’s “Probability Manipulation” seemed troublesome .
Rather than worrying about which attacks were manipulated, thinking of every attack as something with additional uncertainties was sufficient .
After all, the “Storm Dragon’s” Energy was immense .
I still felt an energy supplementation from it, but compared to the flow of “power” from Veldora when the “Soul Corridor” was intact, this was nothing .
However, there was no need for worry .
I had Gluttony King Belzebuth, as well as Wisdom Lord Raphael with me after all .
I would have “Storm Dragon’s” “Storm Blast” predated on by Gluttony King Beelzebub .
Then, disassembled .
This wasn’t going to be easy . Because, if the predation failed, and I took a direct hit, my body would be destroyed with that one shot .
I feared that the destruction speed would be quicker than my ability to escape via clone .
Having a clone ready from the start, similar to my first battle against Hinata, would be pointless .
After all, if I couldn’t grant Ultimate Abilities onto the clone, it would be immediately destroyed .
In the end, the seemingly all-powerful clone couldn’t be used for anything other than as a decoy against weaker foes .
Well it depended on the opponent, and, with retreat being a priority, if victory wasn’t necessary, then there were several uses for it .
Under circumstances where defeat wasn’t an option, it would be useless .
Therefore, I had to defeat the “Storm Dragon” head-on .
Attacks other than “Storm Blast” would be dodged if possible, and otherwise offset with another attack .
With Raphael’s calculations assisting my instincts, it had gotten much easier since a while ago .
However, it was true that the abilities of the Ultimate Skill 『Storm King Veldora』 were left behind really helped .
If they weren’t there, there were high chances of defeat due to the not being able to offset the oncoming attacks .
The fact that the abilities were able to remain was probably due to Veldora’s timing .
You’ve done all this, so I’ve got to answer to those expectations .
And so I attempted to find the timing .
Since I didn’t know the location of Veldora’s Nucleic Heart, I couldn’t initiate any attacks .
Or rather, there were ways for me to attack, however it would be difficult to inflict any fatal damage .
Using various Nuclear Strike magics overlapped by Ultimate Skills would definitely inflict some damage .
I could also use 『Holy Demonic Inversion』, and release a holy attribute Ultimate Magic “Disintegration” .
However, this kind of magic wouldn’t be fatal with just one or two shots .
This was, without a doubt, due to the greatest trait of the “True Dragons” that even surpassed that of Demon Lords, their heightened durability .
Even so, if I wanted to take down the Heart-less “Storm Dragon”, I’d only have to assemble a multi-layered magic formation, and strike with the compressed synergetic magic .
After all, without the Heart, its attacks had become patterned, and through her calculations, Wisdom Lord Raphael could perceive the next attack .
Having analyzed many attack patterns, she used the knowledge to make her predictions .
This was something I didn’t understand, but analyzing algorithms was indeed very useful .
Though I thought it was enough to just randomize our attacks since their results would get their “probability manipulated”……
After all, it was at a Heart-less, rampaging state .
One could call this the sorrow of the dominated .
Frankly speaking, the reason I could also evade was thanks to this .
And now, with Wisdom Lord Raphael, it was like having a child as an opponent .
Wisdom Lord Raphael-san who was brimming with confidence for some reason could easily come up with a plan to kill .
And thus, simply defeating it was not an issue .
There were two problems .
The time limit, and the location of the Nucleic Heart .
If by chance, the Heart got destroyed then it was all over .
Complete operation failure .
The main body of the “Storm Dragon” would be under the complete dominion of the Emperor, and the “Soul Corridor” needed for Veldora’s resurrection would no longer be reconstructible .
Then it would all be meaningless .
That’s why I had to be careful .
I was looking for the right timing since a while ago .
The reason I got close to the rampaging “Storm Dragon”, and initiated a close combat, was for this timing .
The clock was ticking, but I didn’t worry .
There were 2 minutes remaining, but rather than rushing I evaded the attacks, slyly creeping in, and shortening our distance .
The more our distances shortened , the harder it became to evade the attacks…… however Raphael’s attack prediction increased dodging precision .
With my intuition and 『Future Attack Prediction』 used simultaneously, we could somehow manage to evade .
Carefully, without flustering, indifferently handling the attacks ――
Without overlooking the opening for an instant immediately right after the “Storm Dragon” attacked, I activated Gluttony King Belzebuth, and devoured the “Storm Dragon’s” main body .
My body changed from human to fluid form, its viscous property strongly emphasizing the irregular shape .
In accordance to my intentions to attack and devour, it changed into a shape suitable to entangle the opponent .
To bind, and devour the “Storm Dragon” .
However, naturally, the opponent was too large . Even if I stretched my body, I couldn’t pass a certain point .
However, there was no need to worry, as Gluttony King Belzebuth’s erosion had begun .
Simultaneously, the “Storm Dragon’s” destruction aura that resisted hostile existences had begun to break down my body .
Towards I who was trying to devour it, the “Storm Dragon” in turn attempted to exhaust me .
A violent attrition battle had begun .
It hurt, it burned, it was excruciating .
I was not supposed to feel pain, yet now, intense pain surged throughout my body .
Me feeling heat didn’t make any sense either, yet I felt like I was melting .
This was the first time I felt like this in this world, this intense pain .
My intuition detecting the destruction of my very existence may have stimulated my senses .
However, I will never slow down the predation .
I will win .
At this rate the “Storm Dragon (Energy)” will be devoured and absorbed .
And then, Veldora’s Heart will be separated, and the “curse” that destroyed the magic circuit will be analyzed and nullified .
For that, this amount of pain was nothing .
(Raphael, are there any problems?)
《Solution . There are absolutely no problems . 》
Everything’s alright .
Obtaining the absolute answer, I further accelerated the erosion .
As as I converted what I devoured into energy, the equivalent amount of flesh was destroyed .
My flesh was reconstructed once more, and the erosion continued .
This repeatedly repeated .
Time was running out, and with the target being so large, I feared that I would not make it .
However, I believed in Wisdom Lord Raphael .
I will make it in time .
《Alert . Reporting results of Parallel Analysis .
Analysis of “Cardinal Acceleration” has concluded .
Reproduction of ability has failed .
Analysis of “Storm Blast” has concluded .
Reproduction of ability successful……it is now possible to use it .
Analysis of “Storm Dragon Energy” has concluded .
It is now possible to reconfigure the bodily composition into the same type as “Storm Dragon” .
Would you like to execute? YES/NO 》
Didn’t you just say something weird?
Even though the analysis of “Cardinal Acceleration” was a success, it’s natural I wouldn’t be able to use it .
Since I didn’t take “Scorch Dragon” Velgrynd’s abilities, replicating her Ultimate Skill merely by seeing it would be impossible .
The fact I was able to use “Storm Blast” after analyzing made sense .
My Ultimate Skill 『Storm King Veldora』 remained, and the power’s basis had already been analyzed .
Although it’s amazing I could use a powerful ability and I’m happy about it, it’s something that fell within the range of my understanding .
If it was Wisdom Lord Raphael-san, this wasn’t unusual, I got used to it .
However, that last line .
It was possible to reconfigure my body into the same type as a “Storm Dragon”?
I didn’t quite get the meaning of this .
If my understanding is correct, that would mean I would become the same as a “True Dragon” but……
《Answer . That inference is correct . 》
Correct, err, hey you!?
――Are you serious?
《Inquiry . Would you like to begin reconstructing your body into a “True Dragon? YES/NO 》
Fufufu, Fuhaha, Fuhahahahaha！
Certainly, I executed a 3 part laugh, and thus commanded .
YES! (TN: “I’m now one step closer to My Veldora!” Rimuru, jk . )
In that instant, the pain I felt vanished .
The pain, the heat, the agony .
Due to my new body, the corrosive anti-threat aura the “Storm Dragon” released was nullified .
In other words, I now simply kept on devouring, and converted everything into my energy .
Rapidly, my magic Energy replenished, and began to rise .
That was done at an accelerated pace, because if I slowed down against the “Storm Dragon”, it would be fatal .
If this was Veldora, he probably would have been able to immediately respond .
But, since the dominated being was only the “Storm Dragon”, it didn’t have the corresponding reaction speed .
In the first place, if Veldora was the opponent, I wouldn’t even be able to even get a hold of him .
This being was only able to act in accordance to its programming .
Once I understood this, it was no longer a threat .
(Now then, let’s end this!
I wouldn’t forgive you (Bastard) for calling yourself my cherished “Storm Dragon” .
Devour, Gluttony King Belzebuth!!)
(TN: This Rimuru x Veldora ship is cruising on!) (EN: cherished… 0 . 0)
In accordance to my order, Gluttony King Belzebuth gleefully restarted devouring “Storm Dragon (Energy)” . And that, at a terrifying speed .
Unlike previously, the power-balance was now one-sided .
The hunter, and the hunted . It was the very essence of the law of the Jungle .
And so, my body had been reconstructed into a “True Dragon”, my Energy broke through the limit, and continued to increase .
An evolution and rebirth had occurred, and blinding light flooded the surroundings .
My old body couldn’t withstand the energy used for the reconstruction into a “True Dragon”, and it was released in an explosion of light .
When the light faded, the “Storm Dragon’s” figure had disappeared .
In its place was an unknown life form .
Devouring the “Storm Dragon” which could be called its parent, its body was reborn as the 5th “True Dragon”, the Ultimate Slime (Viscous Dragonoid Demon God) . (EN: haha, wtf 竜魔粘性星神体)
That figure soon took the form of a human .
It looked around the age of 15~16, with a lustrous silver hand with a visible hint of violet mixed into it .
With golden eyes that looked as if it could see all, they were sharp and beautiful .
Albeit genderless, one could call her features cute rather than beautiful .
However, clad in a divine aura (presence), her beauty was sublime .
A single sword in her hand, she lacked clothing . (TN: now THIS is an LN illustration I’d like to see~!)
With dazzling white skin, one could see the black and gold aura (magic) coated around her . (EN: well, at least it’s censored)
As if whispering something in dissatisfaction, light enveloped her whole body, and a set of divine jet-black clothes appeared .
It was different from matter creation, a part of her body was modified and turned into armor .
By using the Energy that overflowed from her body, she created that set of clothing .
Just like that, all the excessive energy was released, and suppressed .
Visibly satisfied, a grin appeared on her face .
Velgrynd saw all that whilst trapped in her prison .
One more strike was all that was needed to break out of the prison .
However, she completely forgot about that one strike as she gawked at the spectacle .
Her own brother, the “Storm Dragon” Veldora ,against the “Demon Lord” Rimuru; “Storm Dragon” Veldora should have had the overwhelming advantage .
According to investigations, Rimuru was born from the congregation of magic essence from Veldora’s leaked Aura .
Since it could be considered an inferior copy of a “True Dragon”, it would naturally be a strong monster more or less .
It would naturally be a Unique Monster .
However, it was definitely impossible for it to surpass its creator, the “True Dragon” . If it could, that would imply that it was a being of equal rank to begin with .
(A coincidence? It can’t be……by chance, and she was born just like that?!)
Concluding her thoughts, and shocked at the answer she came up with, Velgrynd needed some time to take it in .
A monster that was born near a “True Dragon” out of pure coincidence, and was born with a soul that was compatible with a dragon’s essence, something like that .
Above all it was a non-elemental, absorbing the elements it took in, she couldn’t possibly accept this so easily .
Then it could possibly even be called the 5th, another younger brother(?), but strictly speaking it wasn’t a “True Dragon” .
And if it was to be classified, it’s something with the ability of a “Dragon” .
She didn’t want to recognize this, nor would she do so .
That thing had to be eliminated immediately .
That for sure, would also to serve as vengeance for her brother .
Although things happened, he was still her cute little brother .
Although she intended to control him as a pawn, for a dragon it would only be for a few insignificant years . (TN: #BestSister2016)
She did not have the intention to kill him or the sort at all .
And so, when she finally accepted that he was devoured before her very eyes, Velgrynd’s anger blew away all reasoning .
「My brother (Veldora) you…… HOW DARE YOU!!」
Breaking out her prison as she roared in anger, the “Scorch Dragon” Velgrynd rushed towards and assaulted Rimuru .
The same time as I finished devouring the “Storm Dragon”, my evolution had completed, and it appeared that I was born anew as a unique species .
Although it had the fancy name ‘Ultimate Slime (Viscous Dragonoid Demon God)’, it’s not a slime at all, I thought in secret .
This late into it, if I think too much about it I lose .
Now to check out the new body .
This body that was born without consuming Energy had a greatly increased capacity .
Thanks to that, the body that once looked around 12 years old, now looked around the age of 16 .
This feeling of growth felt interesting, but for me who could freely modify my age this wasn’t anything of significance .
Well, in regard to Energy usage, as long as I’m able to move about in my relaxed state then there were no problems .
My slime form probably had an increase in mass . I might even have a diameter of 70~80cm now .
I should confirm that later .
And so, I was currently not wearing anything . In other words, I’m naked .
That’s no good .
A strange aura has leaked out, covering my body――Even though I didn’t have any reproductive organs as usual――however, from my own ethical point of view this was something unfavorable .
(TN: aka, there’s neither hole or pole down there…god this sounds so wrong… . )
And so, I produced some clothes .
Using the matter creation ability from Diablo and the other demons, I used my Aura, and created clothes .
This also had some defensive capabilities to a certain extent . If the creator’s own body is used, it would have a complementary performance .
In an instant, my body felt like it was garbed in clothing . It felt very pleasant; it was a set of cool black
The performance was……God tier .
God tier? God tier was it ~ I see……wait, Huh?!
This was what it meant to be shocked stupid .
In other words, the part of my body ――the flesh of my main body――had this kind of ridiculous defensive capability .
I felt like I had evolved, I see, indeed .
One reason may be that several of my subordinates were awakening into Demon Lords, and their abilities were gather via 『Food Chain』 .
Coming here, I felt like I had awakened a whole lot more .
Well, since my body was rebuilt into a “True Dragon”, it was only natural I would have this kind of defensive capability .
This was all the result of a successful operation .
In short this was all thanks to Wisdom Lord Raphael-san . This was really well done, truly befitting of Sensei .
《Alert . Not at all . 》(EN: *Algorithmically blushes*)
She may have said, but I ignored it .
Well, I’ve got clothes now, but I haven’t forgotten my original objective .
(Veldora, you alright?)
How many times have I told you .
Of course I’m safe .
Or rather look at you, well done defeating my main body safely .
(It was really intense though .
But, this is wonderful, it truly is!)
Veldora and I were both glad the other was all right .
And so, as proof of Veldora’s release, I heard the voice of Wisdom Lord Raphael .
《Report . “Soul Corridor” with individual: Veldora successfully re-established . 》
Wisdom Lord Raphael was always constantly working .
This time too, it was flawless work as usual .
《Report, there have been modifications to the ultimate skill 『Storm King Veldora』 .
Storm Dragon Summon: Summon Veldora in his original dragon form .
※Energy required would vary corresponding to summoning delay .
Storm Dragon Release: Individual: Veldora would be granted a clone to take free action .
※Upon death, memories could be restored, and releasing once again is possible .
Storm series magic： “Death Heralding Winds” “Black Lightning” “Storm of Ruins” “Storm lightning”
※Chantless, instant activation possible .
Bladed Storm：Crystallization, Transforming into a Blade Core .
That is all . 》
The first tactical victory condition has been cleared .
Next came the second and third .
Eliminating the threat, slaughtering the Imperial soldiers .
Now that my anger had settled, I started to think like……it’s fine not to kill them all right~
but with the Black Numbers rampaging about, it was probably too late .
Oh well, it was necessary to eliminate the threat anyway .
Let’s maintain our momentum up until the end .
Steeling my determination, I faced the “Scorch dragon” Velgrynd who would attack me shortly .