Episode 44: Rookie hunter ①
(Tl note: I made some changes to make it more appealing.. «» will be used for technique instead of normal “”.)
We now have proceed to the 8F but the trio is still following us while maintaining a constant distance.
They didn’t show any sign of attacking, maybe they will act at the warp point to 9F or 11F.
” Easy prey! ”
Without caring for the incoming attack and dodging it easily, Ninas daggers triggered a «critical blow» . Usually it can only be activated on a single attack, however this time both of Ninas daggers, triggered it. The poison grizzlys chest is pierced at the same time from left and right.
“Nina, can you blink to that monster and kill it from behind? ”
” Um Yu I haven’t mastered that skill. ”
Her blinking movement seemed to be her special skill. It isn’t detected by my [awareness] when she does it. Of course, right now the trio isn’t in my or Nina [awareness] range but it is within my «heaven’s net» .
When we reach the 9F, we are immediately surrounded by magic monkeys (tl note=formerly war ape). Lena only needed to use «wind blade» of the first level and it immediately killed 3 magic monkeys. I was surprised at her progress. Even if it’s just a rank one spell but she is able to cast it while maintaining her [barrier] stability.
Nina also swiftly beheaded them. When one of the magic monkeys attacked and swinging down its club, Nina could block it and as she got stronger, the difference in strength was apparent. She could push the attack back and eliminate the magic monkey bare handed.
“Whew.. I was scared. “she was running towards me but she was unharmed.
Actually, I am the one that’s scared. She blocked the attack, pushed it back then broke its neck bare handed. That was one of the [assassination skill] techniques.
(Editor Note: edit:new version, but I really would like to see the two sentences connected better…)
There’s one magic monkey coming at us but once again it was cleanly split in half by Nina. Lena right now is being beaten by two magic monkeys, but her [barrier] could protect her. Not for long though, some crack lines could be seen on it.
The sound of glass breaking signaling the end of her [barrier]. I was about to help her however it was too late. The magic monkey attack is now only 10 centimeters from her.
Another loud dull sound can be heard.
“Don’t worry.. I have another [barrier]. I am a genius remember? ”
She said that while looking at us. Her face is pale and turning blue. Of course if you deploy another [barrier] the mana consumption will be doubled.
” Don’t worry, Nina could take care of the rest. ”
After some time, we cleared the area. Next is my job to collect the materials since I have the [skinning] skill. I hope it will go up to level 2 soon. After that I pass a mana potion to Lena. After that we proceed towards the warp platform. Before we triggered the warp pedestal, the trio appear.
“Oh! ” seems like Nina has detected them too. I block the way by casting «firewall» and hit the path using «earth wall».
” Lena, let’s run. ” Nina seemed to understand what I mean and take Lena with her.
” It seemed they noticed us. ” (Bol) ..
” They must have a good level on their [awareness] skill. ” (Zero)
” Don’t worry, I didn’t have time to check the boy and the [barrier] girl but I have checked the thief girl and predicted that this will happen. She was at level 25 and her [awareness] is at level 3.” (Seya)
“Oh, quite an excellent rookie. ” Zero said that while showing delights on his smile.
They saw a «firewall» blocking the way and knew what to do.
” Respond to my calls, spirit of the water and consume my enemy. «water stream»! ”
Seya casted his magic and in a few moments the fire has been put out.
” Annoying. ” (Zero)
Then they realized that there is another wall behind it.
” They are pissing me of! [axe strike], «great cleave»! ” Bol used a technique of the second level to destroy the wall and cut it into pieces.
” They really are a delicious prey. ” Zero is excited. When Bol and Seya see Zero, they noticed something has been rising on her lower abdomen.
” I wonder what’s going to happen when I ravage the girl in front of the boy. This is fun.. Fufufu.. ” (Zero)
” I don’t mind practicing my attack to cut of his limb. ” (Bol)
” Then the last girl is my meal. ” (Seya)