Friday, 4 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter 143

Chapter 143.

143 Spider vs Earth Dragon Alaba ⑥

Above is the bees.
Below is fire.
What's this?
The correct answer is my present situation, damn it!

Hey, Bees.
You guys are troublesome.
Why are you attacking me in this situation!?
No matter how many attacks I receive from the bees, it won't be a damage, but with the present situation that a chance might be fatal, please give me a break!

The ground still blazes.
At the center, Alaba releases a breath aiming at me.
I avoid it in the air.
Incidentally, I cut the approaching bee in two with my sickle.
The corpse that fell is burnt by the flame.

Alaba who's at the center of the flame is not unhurt.
Unlike nullity, it will receive damage if it's only a resistance.
Even if it's the magic shot by itself.
The "Flame Resistance" is the higher rank skill of "Fire Resistance".
Although it's amazing that it can acquire the high rank skill suddenly, still, damage can't be nullified after all.

The present Alaba is literally waiting for a chance to defeat me while burning its body.
The decrease in HP is quite slow thanks to high-speed recovery.
But, the body is gradually burnt by the flame.

Will it ruin itself if I keep running away like this?
There's no way it will be so easy.

The soil around Alaba rises to protect Alaba.
It guarded the blazing flame with its forte, "Earth Magic".

Its HP begins to recover rapidly.
During the fierce battle, the level of "High-speed HP Recovery" skill has rose.
Its HP recovers at the speed to the extent that I doubt that whether it's using "Treatment Magic" or not.

I want to say that "which protagonist are you, to grow up in the middle of the fight".
Such cool development is a special privilege permitted only for the protagonist, you know?
What a cheat.
How unfair.
I want you to give me a break.

Let's speak frankly.
There's no way I can win in the frontal attack anymore.
It's impossible even if everyone returns with "Parallel Will".
The combat ability of Alaba has increased remarkably to that extent.

The wall of the pit begins to burn to prove it.
Let alone the bottom, the side is also covered with flame.
The place with ground is all covered with fire.
The escape for me is only the air where the ground doesn't reach.

And, enormous energy accumulates in Alaba's mouth to the extent that it even overruns the air.
The ultimate attack that Alaba can't shoot up until now.
The ban was finally lifted after being protected by the earth and the flame.

Alaba releases its strongest breath that penetrates the air.
Even the flame that spreads through the wall blows off.
A ray of light gushes out of the underground that can reach to the heaven.

I imagined such a scene.

No no.
If I receive such a thing, I will become cinders.
It's definitely impossible.
Of course I escaped with Transfer.

I'm at the place between the upper layer and the middle layer where I left the corpse of the Arch now.
As expected, because it's the opposite side of the huge labyrinth, there's no aftermath of the fierce battle.
What if there's an earth tremor up to here?
The world will collapse.

A break.
I eat the Arch a little.
I have used my SP considerably.
Let's replenish once here.
Uwa, it tastes bad.

I confirm the already marked Alaba's status and position while eating the Arch.
Alaba is not moving.
Is it absorbed in deep emotion that I was killed? Or, is it regretting that it failed to kill me?
Either is fine though.
I will return soon.

My poison has already undermined Alaba's body.
The person himself has not noticed it yet.
But, as long as I'm not defeated, the poison will erode steadily.
Although it's haven't reach the level that it can't be recovered, it will happen eventually.
Then, it's my victory.

If I can't reduce its HP in a frontal attack, I can just do a different approach.
Alaba misunderstands it.
I'm not a warrior living by struggles.
I'm a mean hunter who deceive, entrap and torment my opponents.
Trapping is my best strategy.
Poison is my best weapon.
Alaba is already in my trap.
Alaba has already received my poison.

Now, I just need to survive and wait for the poison to erode thoroughly.
But, the part about surviving is difficult.

I eat the unappetizing Arch to recover my SP.
I also eat for the stock of "Satiation".
But, the large build of the Arch still remains.
I think that I don't have to worry about food for a while.

Then, let's return to the battlefield again.

I transfer to a slightly far place from Alaba.
If I transfer in front of Alaba who has the "Space Perception", I might receive a severe attack.

When thinking about that, a breath flies to the place I transferred.

I evade in a hurry.
Because I just transferred, I didn't see the "Future Vision".
The breath bullet passes through grazing my back a little.

The opponent is certainly the strongest among the monsters that I have fought so far.
To that opponent, an instant carelessness becomes fatal.

I understand that the breath just now was shot after perceiving my Transfer sign.
I can't use Transfer easily anymore.
Although it's fine if it's only for escaping, returning is accompanied by the greatest danger.

The flame of the ground still blazes.
But, the flame of the wall has vanished.
Incidentally, the bees that flew around too.
Seriously as I imagined it, it looks like the fire of the wall is blown off and the bees were swallowed up by the breath that rose to the heaven.
Even if I say that Transfer is dangerous, that breath is impossible to avoid unless I use Transfer.
It's not a level that I can do anything with my evasion ability.
I can't avoid it if I don't have the interval to avoid.

But, because it's great move, the consumption is huge.
In addition to the activation of Scorched Earth of the scale that covers the wall, Alaba's MP has decreased considerably after using the strongest breath.
It must wait for the recovery of MP in order to use that breath once again.

Now then, what is the next move of such Alaba?


  1. Thanks for the chapter!

  2. Thanks for the chapter Turb0!

  3. damnit... while reading Alaba's name i said it wrong in my head and it became Alba, and now i cant stop thinking of Jessica Alba every single time i read Alaba... Dark Angel 4ever but say out of my novel Jessica!

    1. I keep thinking of Aliababa from Aladdin for some reason. Why do I keep hearing "Prince Ali" over and over again? Stay out of my web novels Disney!

    2. I also hear Alibaba, except Magi comes to mind.

    3. Alba is usually the name of a 'Yuusha of the past' in stories lol

  4. Damn! Kumo cheating again by running away using transfer, transfer... What a cheat that kumo should not have, it undermines the story for kumo to get it so early.
    Saying others shouldn't run away and hide while she is just doing that, it just reminds me of some despicable, hypocritical, cowardly villians

    1. I take It im gonna see you complain every chapter huh

    2. Shes not running away, it's a strategy. She can't face this thing head on, it's clearly stronger then her so she's gotta have a plan, and I'm guessing the plan won't work if she doesn't use transfer as we've just seen.

    3. This is survival of the fittest bruh

    4. ... Ssso, it wasn't cheating when she was using it to drop bullets on his head? She picked up Space Magic specifically so she could pull stuff like this off, and she ground it to a fine paste during between-level farming. Sod off.

    5. Rest of your complaints aside, I agree. It kinda sucks that she got Transfer, off screen at that, and it has little to no disadvantages and is basically perfect. Makes every fight lose tension until that one guy who can use high tier something.

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  7. the irony of kumoko complaining just a couple of weeks(?) ago about the eels and catfishes diving into the magma and escaping from the fatality in sight, I know she always said that with sarcasm to herself in mind but it's still funny how she keeps dissing them while she does the same thing :P

  8. i assume kumoko is the demon king?… but it seems too easy of a plot twist

    1. Do remember that there was a skill "Demon King" purchasable that was presumed to give the related title. For now neither of them appear in her status.