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Princess Sicily and her maid Chloe knew my strength, but Sergeant Jace didn’t.
There is no one who believes in the words of someone without a record of accomplishment.
So I give them the details.
The facial expressions of Jace and others who heard my strategy were quite astonishing.
“I didn’t expect you to use such a strange strategy.” (Jace)
“It’s a sign of a great tactician to fight using the terrain of this mountain.” (Jace’s Companion)
There was a cliff on the way, and there was a big rock on it, so I just thought of using it, but it seems that it is some amazing strategy for coming to think of it in this situation.
I turned my gaze on Sicily, saying, “It was nothing”. However she slowly shook her head and said,
“It’s amazing, to say the least.” (Sicily)
She giggled and said with a laugh. Chloe made a similar expression and said, “It’s an idea that ordinary people can’t think of.”
I just thought that there was an interesting landmark along the way, and I just thought that everyone might not have seen much of the scenery.
Now, I’ll let the historians of the future decide if I’m amazing or not, but the question is, can I move the big rocks along the way?
I stared at Jace and his companions, and none could use magic. And none of them looked muscular and physically reliable.
――and then, inevitably, I turned my attention to Chloe. She was a small but mighty warrior of the Doll tribe. I figured she could probably move a large rock.
So, the maid Chloe could be the one who will move the rock and dropped it on the dragon.
She was immediately appointed.
The princess approves it, but she wants to play the role of luring the dragon with me.
Chloe and I both disagreed, but Sicily forcefully assigned herself the role.
“It has been the duty of a princess to lure dragons since ancient times. And with the most powerful sorcerer in the world, Leon-sama, you shouldn’t be afraid of any difficulties.” (Sicily)
The princess was unexpectedly forceful and selfish, and she would not change her opinion.
Well, she showed me her skill with a sword in the fight with the goblins. I’m sure she won’t slow me down, so I gave in.
Now it was time to assign Jace and the others, but I decided that only Jace would accompany us, and the rest would join with Chloe to help her with pushing the big rock.
Chloe said she was fine on her own, but we needed a lookout and a messenger to make sure the big rock fell at the right time.
I explained it to Jace and the others, and they agreed.
We split into two groups and went after the dragon.
Rather, the dragon was still preying on the goblin corpses. There must have been a dozen or so, what an appetite it has!
But they must have been full because they didn’t look hungry when they saw us.
“If they are no longer hungry. Let’s just make it angry.”
So, I asked Sicily to taunt it with me.
She was instantly shocked, she muttered, “Eh …? Eh …?” However, as soon as she knew our role, she begins to taunt the dragon.
“… Um, hey you big lizard!!” (Sicily)
The dragon who heard the word is confused. In the first place, dragons do not understand human language. Even if it could, it wouldn’t get angry.
The princess is innately kind, and mindful of her words and actions.
I was happy with the innate kindness of the princess’s heart. And at the same time, I could not help but laugh, “Ahaha”.
Sicily, who saw my reaction called out to me,
“Leon-sama is terrible! Please show lead me with an example!” (Sicily)
She puffed up her cheeks in anger. She was cute as a squirrel, so I gave her some tips on how to make it angry.
“There are many ways to offend someone, so I will show you one of them.”
That said, I chant an ancient magical chant.
Soon flames dwell in both of my hands, they then unite and created a huge flame.
“One of them is to use your opponent’s strengths to put them in their place. If a mermaid loses to a human in swimming, or a bird beastman loses to a human in flight, it would hurt his pride, wouldn’t it?”
Witnessing my words and the flames in my arms, Sicily made a gulp.
“What magical power. It seems to be stronger than the breath of a dragon…” (Sicily)
“It’s not “that” powerful, but it’s powerful. I’ll show you.”
After I say that, I mercilessly release [Red Lotus Flame] hitting the red dragon.
The spinning flames from my palm wrap around the red dragon and burn it in a blink of an eye.
“Gugaaaaa!” (Red Dragon)
An out-of-this-world scream enveloped the surroundings.
Normally, no magician would choose to use fire magic when attacking a red dragon.
For flame-type monsters, the usual element of choice would be water or ice.
However, while the dragon is certainly resistant to fire, it is still not immune to fire.
They would still die if they fell into the pit of a volcano, and were still vulnerable to ultra-high temperature attacks.
In other words, my flame magic is hotter than magma.
The dragon thrashed around as it was hit by magic that was hotter than its own flames.
――well it’s still alive, as expected of a dragon I guess?
It flapped its wings vigorously, soars into the sky, and then falls to the ground like a hammer, extinguishing the flames with its momentum.
“Wow, that’s impressive.”
He looked impressed but his voice showed that he is increasingly getting anxious.
He then says with a pale face.
“Ca-Captain Leon, your flame magic is great, but it doesn’t seem to work… It just got angry.” (Jace)
Looking at the dragon. It was now staring at me with t eyes of someone whose parents I have killed. He looked ready to jump at me at any moment.
I calmly replied.
“Then it’s a success because our role is to offend him.”
“… I know that, but he’s more than furious.” (Jace)
The dragon roared so much that the heavens felt like they would have split.
Then, it charges with eyes filled with rage.
I cast [Skipping Stones] aiming for the head of the dragon.
The stones lying around flung by my magical power.
The dragon temporarily stopped charging because it was getting hit in the eyes.
In the meantime, I told Princess Sicily and Jace to retreat.
I told them to retreat while provoking the dragon, but they don’t seem to be able to do it while retreating.
So I do it instead while making novel-esque taunts against the charging dragon.
Occasionally, I would create a wind blade or something to physically provoke them, but my provocation seemed to work, and the fire dragon headed for the cliff single-mindedly
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