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Chapter 59 – Their End And The God of Chaos
The next day, I spent a lot of time with Sylphy. After I cleaned myself up well and removed the temporary accommodation, I met up with Sir Leonard and the others who were staying in the fourth shelter, and we started having breakfast. Today’s menu consisted of barley porridge with lots of vegetables and meat, and fried Gizma meat with garike. Porridge is easy to eat, but it’s not very filling. That’s why I decided to use Gizma meat.
“The bomb is scheduled to explode tonight, but will it work?”
“It is unlikely that they will follow us too closely, is it? We are in the Great Omit Wilderness, after all. Even if the cavalry charged out alone, they would fall prey to the Gizma if they could not return to safety before night fell. Inevitably, they will be stationed around the temporary fort.”
“The wind spirits have already erased the traces of our movement. They won’t be able to track us.”
Sylphy covered up the footprints and other traces we left in the wilderness with wind spirit magic. It’s a magic that blows the wind to erase footprints. It’s very useful magic in this dry wilderness.
“So, after we eat, shall we quickly move to the third shelter?”
There was nothing worth mentioning on the way to the third shelter. There was a Gizma, but Sir Leonard instantly cut it down. But still, the sharpness of the twin fangs is amazing. It tore up Gizma’s armor like it was a piece of paper.
“Hahahaha! I’m going to tear you to pieces!”
Sir Leonard is also in high spirits. It looked like he was randomly slashing, but he was thinking about securing useful materials and slashing them properly.
After reaching the third shelter, I had some extra time to think about the design of the public bath building with the others. My image was a public bathhouse, but with everyone’s input… It became something more than a public bathhouse.
“Is it like Thermae*?”
[T/n: It’s a Romans public bath.]
“No, I’m talking to myself.”
I thought of having separate men’s and women’s changing rooms and bathrooms, but I thought it would be better to have space where people could do some light exercise and talk. So, I decided that it would be a good idea to warm up those areas as well, so I made them warmer through the hot water pipes, and if there were drinks and snacks available, it has turned out to be a very Roman-style bathhouse. I wonder if it would be safe to operate it, though it would require a lot of manpower.
“It’s also important to create jobs.”
“Well, we have plenty of manpower.”
There will be a huge increase in manpower after this operation. Not all of them will become soldiers, and then they will need jobs.
By the way, I don’t have enough heat source to boil water, so, unfortunately, there will be no bath today. The amount of hot water in my inventory is not enough to fill this bathroom. Even if you look so disappointed, I can’t do what I can’t. You’ll just have to be patient with the bathing.
After we all ate dinner, we all watched the direction of the temporary fort. It should be time for the explosion.
“Do you think it will work?”
“The fuse was triggered and then covered up by the block placement, and I don’t think it can be disarmed. They don’t know the dangers of explosive blocks, of course.”
“I see. So you’re confident.”
“Confidence, or rather――.”
There was a flash of light in the distance. The soldiers of the Liberation Army shouted, “Oh!” The flashes continued over and over, and after a considerable delay, a thunderous boom, boom, boom, boom sounded. It must have been 60 kilometers away, but it must have been more powerful than I thought.
I casually checked the achievements.
・Lady-Killer―: Gain the favor of 20 or more members of the opposite sex, Nice Boat. ※Increased attack power against the opposite sex by 10%.
・First Kill―: Killing a human for the first time. Murderer. ※Increased attack power against humans by 5%.
・Tough Guy―: Reaches level 20. A level where you can play a leading role in an action movie. ※Increased physical ability by 50%.
・Assassin―: Killing 100 humans without being detected. Now you’re a great assassin. ※Unlock the takedown feature.
・Bomber―: Killing 100 living creatures with explosives. Boom! It’s fun, isn’t it? ※Increased damage dealt by explosives by 10%.
・Mass Murderer―: Killing more than 1,000 people at once. You did it! ※Increased attack power against humans by 10%.
・Champion―: Killing 3000 humans alone. If you do this, you’re not just a murderer, are you? ※Increased all abilities of allies within a 100m radius by 10% and increased favorability.
The comments are so annoying! What’s with the Nice Boat…? Stop it! It’s not funny!
[T/n: Nice Boat refers to a meme spawned from a 4chan comment about a Japanese programming decision to air pleasant stock footage rather than the final episode of the anime School Days due to the episode’s similarity to a recent tragedy in the country. Amidst the outrage over the decision, a 4chan commenter wrote “Nice boat” about a portion of the stock footage, quickly turning into a meme in the community.]
I mean, I’ve reached level 20? I thought it was 12 or something when I saw it before… Wow, it’s 22 before I even knew it. I’ve also gained ten skill points. I’ll have to get the skill later.
Rather, the range of the champion’s effect is unclear. What’s the classification of an ally…? And isn’t a 50% increase in physical ability a bit of a problem? It’s like I’m wearing invisible power armor or something. Whoa, my strength and stamina were 120 each. Now they’re 180. Is this supposed to be multiplied by the final value?
“What’s wrong with you, Kosuke? You look weird.”
“No, it’s just that… 3000 people died from that blow.”
“Wha? Is that true? How do you know that?”
“Oh, by the way, I never told you about achievements and skills.”
I briefly explained to Sylphy about achievements and skills… I couldn’t do it lightly. It was quite a challenge. It’s hard to convey this concept.
“Well, you know what? A mysterious entity is probably watching my actions, and if I meet certain conditions, I get a sort of title and a corresponding increase in ability.”
“In other words, Kosuke can receive power from the gods based on his actions?”
“That’s right… and by defeating enemies, or maybe creatures, I can accumulate some sort of achievement value, and depending on that, I can freely improve my abilities to some extent.”
“So you gain power by making sacrifices to the gods?”
“Yes, that’s how it works. I don’t know if the other guy is a god or not, though.”
I didn’t realize how hard it would be to explain levels, skills, points, etc., to someone who doesn’t understand any game-like concepts. And I was dazzled by the stares of the Liberation Army members who were listening to my conversation.
“You mean the marebito was an apostle of a god?”
“Which god’s apostle is he? Is it the god of smithing?”
“No, could it be the god of food?”
“Maybe the god of war.”
“It seems like it could be anything. Could it be the god of chaos?”
They’re convinced that I’m somehow an apostle of the god of chaos. When I asked what kind of god the god of chaos was, I was told that he was a very mischievous god who suddenly threw people into strange lands, gave them trials, and led them to strange fates. He’s also said to be one of the most powerful gods among the gods, generously giving his power to those who overcome the trials he gives them.
Well, that sounds right. It’s so true. I see… the god of chaos. I’m going to punch you in the face one day. Just you wait.
Once we’ve had our fun, we’ll just go to bed. No, the explosion is far away, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Today, Sylphy and I have set up a temporary lodging place and are having a lovey-dovey time. It’s the longest time we’ve been apart, and one night won’t make up for the loneliness that’s built up. Uehehe.
The next day, it was about mid-afternoon when Pirna and the others joined us on our way to the second shelter. We didn’t hear anything like an explosion, but they had blown up the watchtower.
Then the girls told us the actual situation of the explosion and destruction of the temporary fort. Of the 5500 members of the Holy Kingdom’s army, there were less than 1000 survivors. The temporary fort, which was the center of the bombing, was blown up without a trace, and the Holy Kingdom’s troops who were positioned around it were devastated.
I’m not sure how they died, but I heard that most of the corpses were either missing limbs, blown apart, or ruptured, making for a truly horrific sight. Pirna and the others said that it would take a very lucky person to be caught up in that and still be alive.
“And then, just after midnight, Gizma arrived…”
The Gizma’s devoured the soldiers of the Holy Kingdom regardless of whether they were dead or wounded, and it was like a hellish banquet. The majority of the wounded died by morning, and the survivors fled in the direction of the Holy Kingdom’s fortress as soon as dawn broke. I’m not sure how many will survive, as Gizma was said to be chasing after them.
“Well, it’s a total annihilation… I didn’t think Kosuke-san’s power was as strong as that.”
“No, that’s not what I expected either.”
I’ve underestimated the power of the explosive block… It’s super dangerous stuff. I’ll be careful with them from now on.
As soon as we arrived at the second shelter, I made a temporary accommodation as usual and immediately contacted the front-line base with the golem communication device to inform them of the defeat of the enemy army.
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah. I think the accuracy of the information is the best because Pirna and the others have definitely confirmed it with their own eyes.”
“So… Kosuke, are you okay?”
“You killed a lot of people. Are you feeling bad about it?”
“I’m fine. Maybe I don’t feel it. I was two days’ walk away, and I didn’t actually see it happen.”
“I see… I’ll spoil you when you get back. Have a safe trip home.”
Sylphy’s gaze is stabbing at me from the side; the gaze is hurting me! The communication is over, but the gaze!
“Does Kosuke want to be spoiled by Isla?”
“No, I don’t know.”
I try to imagine being spoiled by a girl with a body as small as Isla’s. I don’t know how she plans to spoil me, but well, in order, maybe she’ll hug me and stroke me? Perhaps it’s not as bad as I thought.
“It doesn’t sound so bad, does it?”
“Well… shall I spoil you, too?”
After this, I spoiled her like crazy. Sylphy is more like a baby than a spoiled child… Are you trying to get me to open a dangerous door? I did the same thing to her, switching offense and defense.
“What do you think?”
“It’s not bad, is it?”
“Oh, yeah. It’s not bad.”
Speaking of which, Sylphy was still at an age where she could be considered a child in the Elf sense of the word… The spoiled Sylphy was so cute it was hard to believe she was from this world.
Sir Leonard asked me why, but I resolutely kept quiet for the sake of Sylphy’s honor.
“Kosuke, I want you to be moderate. It is not advisable to put a burden on Her Highness’s body.”
“No, I don’t think it’s a burden on her body at all. And I don’t think it’s burdening her mentally either.”
“What the hell did you do to her…?”
“Sorry, I can’t tell you.”
The women’s gaze is painful. No, no, no, no, I just spoiled Sylphy as much as she wanted! The only repercussion was that Sylphy blew herself up!
“Y-you’re so intense, huh?”
“I prefer it to be gentle, though?”
“I-I don’t mind being violent…”
That’s what Pirna and the others are like. Sylphy! Hurry up and come back!