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An Ogre among Ogres brought out by the Demise Cult. It was also a monster among monsters.
I was swallowed up by its sheer strangeness, but if I cowered here, I would be at its mercy.
In order to survive, I made my best move.
I said to the reliable warrior beside me.
“Hey, I’m going to use a forbidden magic spell to finish it all at once.”
“Thank you for that. You’re a strategic-level warrior.” (Kokui)
“Yeah, I’d like to pat myself on the back for my talent, but it has its weaknesses.”
The black-robed warrior Kokui said as if he were someone uninvolved.
“It takes at least five minutes to chant the spell.”
“I see, that means I have to earn five minutes from that monster.” (Kokui)
“That’s easy for you to say, but it’s close to impossible.” (Kokui)
“So, it’s just close to impossible.”
“…So, you’re a magician who loves playing with words.” (Kokui)
“It’s my habit as a librarian.”
I chuckled lightly and asked him to buy me some time.
“Okay, but only for five minutes. I can’t guarantee more than that.” (Kokui)
I didn’t answer. It was because I wanted to chant the spell if I had time for that.
I chant in a language that the magicians of ancient magical civilizations have spent hundreds of years perfecting.
“Seeds of fire that lie beneath the earth!
Respond to my beating heart and become a flame of judgment!
By the crystallization of man’s wisdom, condemn the sins of the devil!
Become a red-hot flame and consume the wicked!”
In summary, that’s all there is to it, but I have to keep chanting the words for five minutes in ancient words.
Each verse, each word must be filled with the spirit of the word, the magic of the word, to complete the language.
Not even the slightest mistake, not even a single deviation of a muscle can be tolerated.
It was said by a famous sage that it requires concentration like assembling a precision watch with tweezers on the back of a shaking Roc Bird, and it was exactly as he said.
And this time, there was a time limit.
If there was even a second of delay, the man who was fighting with me, Kokui, would die.
This was a situation that I definitely wanted to avoid, but I observed how he was fighting.
Kokui was defending himself with the sword in his right hand.
The Evil Ogre wielded an ax.
Each blow was quite heavy.
—No, the word “heavy” doesn’t begin to cover it.
If he were to take a hit, his sword would be snapped off in a single blow and his body would be cut into sections.
It was so powerful, but instead of catching the blow from the ax, he was able to avoid it.
It was a smart move, or at least the only way to do it, but it would have been difficult to parry an attack where each blow was capable of killing instantly. In addition, the Evil Ogre’s attack speed was like that of a falcon.
(…I won’t be able to endure this for even five minutes.)
I had a bad premonition.
In fact, Kokui was cornered in the fourth minute.
If you look at it, he is backed up against a huge tree. He was led to a place where there was no way to escape.
If I don’t do something, I will be killed.
That’s what I thought, and I put all my strength into my right hand. I speed up my chanting.
The accuracy and power of the spell would decrease, but I knew that if I didn’t release the spell now, Kokui would die.
There was no way I was going to let him die now.
I raised my right hand, which was burning bright red.
My right-hand blazes up.
It was incredibly hot. Normally, the heat should not reach the magician, but the unfinished spell burns my right hand without mercy.
What kind of heat is this?
At this rate, I thought I was going to lose my right hand as well as my left hand, but I didn’t care and sacrificed my right hand. I sacrificed my right hand because I wanted to save Kokui more than my own right hand.
That thought was answered.
The forbidden spell, though still incomplete, was now finished.
I unleashed it.
“[Hellfire Second Chant]”
I wanted the ancient magicians to criticize the name, even though it had a rather fancy name.
The only thing I wanted to complain about was whether or not I could defeat the Evil Ogre with that magic.
I gazed at the flames being released, thinking such absurd thoughts.
It was unfinished magic, but its power was tremendous.
It seemed to be able to swallow any powerful demon, no matter how majestic or vicious it was.
As if to prove that this was not an exaggeration, the huge flame swallowed the Evil Ogre.
The Evil Ogre screams out from the depths of the earth and writhes in agony.
“Did it do it!?” (Kokui)
Kokui, who had been fighting until a moment ago, shouted.
I wanted to continue, but I quickly realized the Evil Ogre’s vitality and my inexperience.
I realized that the Evil Ogre was trying to shake off the flames and attack me.
However, as a magician, I couldn’t respond immediately.
I’ve run out of magic, and I’m not a warrior by nature.
Leon von Almarsh is about to rot away in a cave in the Bana Forest.
A simple phrase popped into my mind, but as if to shake it off, a helping hand appeared from behind me.
A girl in a maid’s uniform wielded a pocket watch like a demon.
She said as she used her chain to catch the Evil Ogre’s attack.
“Leon-sama, now. There is a promise in your left hand. Defeat this monster with your left hand that saved the princess.” (Chloe)
I thought it was an accurate decision.
I thanked Chloe for saying exactly what I was going to do, and then I cast a [Acceleration] spell on both my legs.
In the blink of an eye, I was in the Evil Ogre’s mouth, with its big mouth wide open I placed my left hand into the mouth of the demon that was trying to eat Chloe.
The left hand I gave up for the princess.
The left hand has become a prosthetic hand and is equipped with a cannon.
When I send in my magic power, the cannon in my left-hand shoots out.
The cannon exploded at zero distance and pierced the Evil Ogre’s mouth.
It blows his head off.
Brain matter is sprayed out.
Watching the scene, Kokui gives me a word of praise.
“…Brilliant. This is the power of the Sage of Balance. The power of the one who brings harmony to this world..”
I’m grateful for the words, but I can’t boast or be humble.
Because I ran out of power at the same time I defeated the Evil Ogre.
My vision was fading.
The last thing I saw was Chloe and Kokui destroying the remaining ogres.
Their figures were like the sun and the moon.
They were strangely coordinated and harmonious.
As soon as that word came to mind, I fainted.
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