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After that, I was walking around the sixteenth floor, avoiding traps, when I heard a clanking sound coming from the darkness at the end of the passage.
“…what is that?”
As I stood there on alert, it gradually approached, making an erratic clattering sound – and then a skull appeared out of the darkness.
The sight of the skull was so terrifying that I almost backed away, but I held my ground and readied my spear.
Even though I knew it was on this floor, I still felt scared when I saw it appear out of the darkness like this. The human models I saw in the science labs at school at night would have been scary, but this one was actually moving, and it was trying to kill me, so the level of fear was different.
When I looked closely at the skeleton that emerged completely from the darkness, I saw that it was holding a rusty sword in its right hand.
“Is it a sword… it might still be troublesome even if it’s rusted.”
This is the first time I have fought an opponent with a sword since I came to this world. Though I’ve practiced this in Japan. However, of course, it’s the first time I’ve fought a serious opponent.
I felt my hands tighten up as I held the spear.
A blow to the neck or any other inappropriate place could be fatal. I have to make sure I don’t receive even a single blow…
While I was thinking, the skeleton swung its sword and slashed at me.
I dodged it by backstepping and thrust my spear into the skeleton.
The tip of the spear hit the skeleton’s ribs and made a light clattering sound, and the impact caused the skeleton’s jawbone to quiver and its teeth to click eerily.
The skeleton then raised its sword as if nothing had happened and slashed at me again.
“Oh, yes, of course! Let’s see!”
I thought as I back stepped away from it.
According to the information I studied in advance, the weak point is the magic stone on the chest. It seems to not receive any particular damage if I thrust my spear elsewhere.
Hmm… It is difficult to aim at the magic stone, and if I break the magic stone, I won’t be able to get the magic stone as a drop… I wonder if I have to crush its body.
With that in mind, I parried the skeleton’s sword with my spear, and while spinning it with the same momentum, I struck the skeleton’s sword from the side then into the skeleton’s ribs.
The spear hit the skeleton in the ribs with a thud, then slid through the ribs and hit the skeleton in the spine with a thud.
The skeleton shuddered from the impact, made an eerie rattling sound, and then tried to swing his sword again.
Sensing this, I hurriedly jumped back.
“Woah, it’s stronger than I imagined!”
There should be no joints, but the bones are attached with a mysterious force and won’t detach. It doesn’t have blood and flesh, but it’s still so heavy that it’s firmly rooted on the ground and can’t be blown away.
“…this may take some time.”
After that, as I slammed my spear against the skeleton while avoiding the skeleton’s attack over and over again, the skeleton collapsed as it self-destructed, and the bones were scattered on the ground.
After a while, the scattered bones disappeared to the ground, and magic stone and rusted sword remained.
“Haahaa… I think this is a bit too much of a weapon mismatch.”
There are various ways to use the spear In a group fight, there are many ways to use a spear, such as using a spear to slam the opponents from above in group battles. Then at least in a one-on-one fight, at least, it is a weapon that strikes the opponent’s vital points from a distance. It can be said that it is not suitable for this kind of opponent.
On the other hand, it’s scary to hit a skeleton with a sword with my cane in my bag.
“Hmm, maybe I have to think about this.”
I picked up the magic stone and then the rusty sword while thinking about it.
Then I check every corner.
“Yeah, this is just a rusty sword.”
The entire sword was rusted to a dark brown color, and in some places, the surface was crumbling, and of course, the blade was badly damaged. Even the untrained eye can see that this sword has no value as a sword.
The question is whether or not I should take this sword home with me… I should stop. If I put this sword without a scabbard in my backpack, the bag will tear. In terms of value, it will only be as valuable as a lump of iron.
This is the reason why I threw the rusty sword to the ground and moved on.
After a while, I heard the sound of bones clinking in front of me again, and a skeleton popped out of the darkness. Even the second time, I couldn’t get used to the sight of a skeleton popping out of the darkness, and it made me recoil.
I still don’t like the undead.
Well, I’m going to try something new with the skeleton that came out. First, I’m going to try out some spells that might work on the undead.
I decided to do so and quickly chanted the first spell before the skeleton came towards me.
“Light, shoot down my enemy! [Light Ball]!”
This is the first one. It’s the only offensive magic I have, and it’s a light attribute, so I think it’s a good match for the skeleton.
The ball of light released from my right hand was sucked into the skeleton’s chest. Then it exploded with a bang.
The explosion blew the skeleton away, and then it disappeared into the darkness.
I wasn’t sure what to do for a moment, but I chased after the skeleton to see what was going on.
As I walked about 10 steps ahead, I saw the skeleton making a crunching sound as it tried to stand up.
It was impossible to defeat it with a single blow, but as expected, it seemed to have a bit of damage.
I wondered if I should continue to try the next magic, but seeing the skeleton in tatters, I decided to stop. I then used the spear’s spearhead to smash through the skeleton’s skull from the side.
The blow was delivered with such force that it blew away the skeleton’s skull.
The skeleton’s bones from the neck down collapsed with a rattling sound.
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