Chapter 34: The craziest tactic ever done
I’m such an idiot….
Elibel’s ruins are the goal of the dungeon, so to speak.
The place where you can teleport from there is the dungeon to the lowest floor.
It’s the place with the highest level of difficulty.
I took another look at the giant in front of me on the highest difficulty level.
Well, it’s obvious that the monster guarding the dungeon should have someone controlling it.
But this one doesn’t!
I just saw this guy’s data.
There’s too much going on in there!
There’s something wrong with its ability!
Am I seeing this wrong? Why are the four major elements being General-class?!
It probably can eradicate all the monsters in the Eld Desert alone!
And a city, or even a country.
This is the greatest golem I came up with on my own! Yay!
I thought I heard a voice like that coming from somewhere.
I don’t know what to think of anymore!
Yes, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I forgot about it.
I don’t know why I’m like this…
How could I forget something like that?
Well, I did.
And I’m feeling sleepy even now………
What the hell is wrong with me……
Anyway, it’s just a matter of time now.
The giant seems to have noticed and is dashing closer to us.
Thud! Thud! And the ground shakes violently with each step.
It must be very heavy. It’s huge.
I mean, it’s fast! It’s super-fast!
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiik! I’m so scared!
Ann is also a disaster-designated species, if you include her swarm. Pururu is King-class, and in terms of strength, it should be the strongest in the dungeon right now….
But as far as I know, this giant is higher in rank than Ann and Pururu.
It’s a designated disaster species based purely on its strength alone.
To be honest, this is bad.
What should we do? If you think about it, this is the lowest floor of the dungeon.
It’s where the strongest monster lives, idiot!
Remember that! I just can’t think straight anymore.
What to do, what to do!
I don’t have any actual combat experience at all.
Ever since I become a shut in after getting hit by the White Wyvern’s Breath, all I’ve done is dig a hole, eat and make golems.
Combat? I don’t know what that is, ha-ha; I don’t know.
…I’m going to cry.
Alright, let’s get out of here. Let’s go home. I want to eat some magic stones.
As I was about to escape with my tails tucked between my legs, Pururu stepped forward.
What are you doing? Come, let’s get out of here.
While I was talking to myself, Pururu inflated its body as big as it can.
Its body swelled up like a balloon.
It’s not cute!
And inside the translucent body, it bobbed and bubbled like hot boiling water.
Pururu then exploded.
Goshaaaaaa! And with the sound of a tremendous explosion, it creates a cloud of dust in front of us.
This steam is…….. boiling hot!
『Hot? Why is it so hot?!』
In fact, when Tres did moxibustion on my waist with fire magic before, the heat just feels comfortably warm.
But this steam is unbelievably hot.
Maybe it’s not because of temperature.
I can sense magic in it.
Maybe that’s why.
「It’s Pururu’s Bomb.」
Looking at how baffled I was, Tres explains what it is.
「It’s Pururu’s unique technique. The vibrations inside the body evaporate the water and create a super-hot steam explosion.」
Oh, my God!
I didn’t know Pururu can do that.
「But you know dad…….. it still didn’t work on Ann….」
Seriously, how can you be so strong!
I mean, are you guys doing this amazing thing in combat training?
While I’m distracted by Tres’ explanation, Pururu returned to its original size.
Ah, it’s cute again.
…….But, did it work?
Within the smoke, I can hear the ground rumble once more.
The one that emerged from the smoke was an unharmed giant.
No, it damages the equipment, but it instantly repaired itself.
However, Tres and Pururu stood strong.
It’s as if they expected this.
「Pururu, let’s do that.」
The two make eye contact.
The giant advance again.
Except that not as direct as before.
Its body becomes a blurry figure.
It has all four major elements. That must be a type of magic.
However, Tres also move.
Seven balls of lights generated floats around Tres.
Those photospheres emit countless beams.
This is Tres’ signature move, Extreme Flame.
It is Tres original move different from the “Great Flame”.
It is a technique that has a high damage and penetrating power by concentrating the heat rays at a single point. A technique perfectly designed for Tres’ “fire” element.
It’s like a gamma knife from my previous life, which designed to burn cells by piling up multiple laser passes.
When I told her about this, she transformed it into a technique of her own.
The earthworms from the last time were so weak that she didn’t even need to use it.
My golems are superior.
Countless lasers emitted from the seven spheres.
Their number is extraordinary.
It’s truly worthy of being called a rain of light.
It is impossible for the giant to evade them.
The lasers penetrate the giant.
Several holes a few centimeters in diameter open on its body.
However, they immediately regenerate.
In less than a few seconds, the body of the giant returned to normal.
It smiles and laughs.
『What was that?』 That’s what it seemed to say.
But Tres didn’t seem particularly surprised.
「Un, let’s try again.」
With that, Tres use the Extreme Flame again.
The same one as before. Hence, the giant rushed in without fear.
Tres stood her ground and keep attacking.
But the giant suddenly stopped when it got close.
The giant’s face twisted in pain.
It’s regenerating from Tres’ attack.
It doesn’t look injured…….. no, what is that…….
If you look carefully, something is overflowing from the place where it got pierced.
Something that is gushing out with a gurgling sound.
Is that, slime?
No, no, no, those are Pururu’s tentacles!
When I looked closely, before I knew it, Pururu had moved to the giant’s feet.
From there, it extended countless tentacles, and just as Tres’ laser pierced the giant, it immediately slipped its tentacles into its body.
Smoke is rising from the tentacles, or rather from the giant’s body.
It…. It’s being melted by Pururu.
Pururu’s unique technique, “All Things Absorbed,” preys on everything.
It clings to the giant with its tentacles, blocking its wounds and preventing them from regenerating, while “eating” its body.
The tentacles prevent it from recovering.
It continues to erode.
Tres launched a series of Extreme Flame while Pururu’s clung to the newly made holes with its tentacles.
The giant desperately tries to pull Pururu away, but Tres barrage made it impossible.
Most of Pururu’s body is slime, so it’s difficult to remove it.
The giant is trying to find Pururu’s core, but it cannot do so.
No, that’s a mistake to begin with.
The core, which is a monster’s weak point, does not exist in Pururu. Its core merged with its body, or to put it another way, Pururu itself is the monster core.
The only way to remove Pururu is to blow it up completely.
However, magic won’t work since it is highly resistant to it.
A physical half-hearted attack wouldn’t work too, as its body will dampen it.
If the giant has a high-powered magic attack that engulfs the entire surrounding area, it might work, but it would also take a lot of damage.
If it was to get hit by Tres’ concentrated fire like that, it can die.
If left unchecked, Tres’ attacks would open more and more holes and increase the speed of erosion. There’s nothing it can do unless it has self-destruct magic.
……What an underhanded tactic.
I don’t mean to say this, but it really is devious.
These guys are amazing………
They’re too good……….
And you’re telling me they still can’t win against Ann with this?
She’s an ant, right?
Why I never realize it?
I have such a poor judgement of her.
「Hm, this is still not enough.」
Tres let out a grumble.
「Alright, let’s use this!」
Tres draws a sword from her waistband.
That’s the magic sword I gave her.
Holy Sword Leviathan……….. a degraded version of it.
The maker? It’s me.
One of the eight great dungeons has the actual sword.
This is a degraded version that I created based on the data of the Leviathan left behind by Elibel.
As a result, its ability is also less than one-to-hundredth of the real one.
And the real one’s performance is outrageous.
Tres pulled it out.
「Pururu. Let’s do that thing.」
Well, it looks like you two have a plan.
Guess I’ll just watch.
So far, I have done nothing yet.
But why hasn’t that giant ever taken its eyes off me?
Don’t stare at me like that, you’re creeping me out.
I mean….. Hm?
Perhaps having cooled down a bit after watching the two of them fight, I inspect the giant in front of me.
That’s weird, its magical power….
I looked at it.
Tres swings the degraded version of the Holy Sword Leviathan in a sideways motion.
Hot air and shock waves produced a loud sound.
The degraded version of the Holy Sword Leviathan’s ability is the elements’ enhancement.
Depending on the amount of magic power it gets, the imbued element can increase the damage and attack range.
Tres seems to have added her own element of ‘fire’ and make her attack produces hot air.
Wow, that looks hot.
The floor and ceiling are sizzling and turning red in places.
That’s a lot of heat.
Hey, wait a minute!
『Tres, you just hit Pururu, too!』
「Don’t worry, dad. Pururu is fine.」
I inspected the giant.
When I looked, I saw Pururu completely covered the giant.
……………………When did that happen?
An even more astonishing change occurs.
Pururu’s body changed from black to red.
「Pururu absorbed them.」
So, that was on purpose?
It was the next moment.
Zun!!!! The sound echoes.
The reddened body of Pururu shone like a sun.
And then the giant inside squirmed, as if it was being squeezed in a squeeze machine.
「And releases everything as one.」
Tres wields the degraded version of the Holy Sword Leviathan.
The attacks absorbed by Pururu hits the giant simultaneously.
The giant writhe in pain.
It desperately tries to separate itself from it by using physical forces but comes to no avail as it has no definite shape.
Its magical attacks were also useless against Pururu’s absorbing ability.
Still, it’s hard to decide whether to let this powerful thing go.
There are holes in its body here and there from Tres’ attacks, and Pururu fills them.
It’s exactly like being attacked from the inside out.
One shot, two…….. three.
Tres’ unleashes her attack using her sword one after another.
Reaching its limit, the relentless attack caused the giant’s body to explode.
A loud explosion.
Pururu comes out unharmed as it withdrew just before the explosion.
……..So, we won?!