The deathmatch was now over.
Secretly, I was trembling with excitement.
Anko was speaking……!
This fact was no less shocking than the successful tame.
Until now, she was just a monster that repeated some pre-programmed behavioral patterns. But how about it? The moment she was tamed, she started to move as if she had obtained a soul.
What happened? What is different? Was it the Tame skill? Or was it something about Anko? This was filled with mysteries……
Then, as if thinking that my long and silent self-reflection was some sort of paralysis, Anko opened her mouth.
“――Lord. Ahh! Lord. I will become the sword that slays your enemies. I will become the shield that protects you from anything. My life, my everything belongs to you, Lord. So please, until this body of mine has rotted away and crumbled into dust, please stay by my side.”
She then bowed her head while she kneeled.
Those contents were spoken like “A seriously prepared line thought for a long time” feverishly. And since I was a bit anxious about it, I asked.
“I have one question before answering your request. Since when did you regain your ego, your consciousness?”
“Yes. I’ve had it for around a hundred years.”
“Then, why did you act like that?”
“I didn’t have the power to resist it…… I was being controlled by the power of God.”
“I see, the power of God, huh?”
Does she mean she couldn’t take any free action while we were fighting even though she was conscious of it? It’s quite a pitiful story…… however, I can’t deny the possibility that her memories were tampered with the moment she was tamed. It’s possible that memory of “I’ve had my ego for a hundred years” was added later by someone. It might be more rational than to think that there are monsters in this world who have an ego from the beginning.
……Well, since that’s an issue I really can’t do anything about, it might be better to stop thinking about it. The Darkness Wolf happened to have an ego long before I tamed her. For now, that’s enough.
“……? ……! Yes! “
“I’m Second. Remember it.”
“Certainly! I will forever! “
“As you wish! “
I suddenly called out her name. Immediately affirming, Anko quickly stood up. She’s quite quick-witted.
Her height is just a bit lower than mine. Her calm face was now painted with a huge smile as her tail swung from side to side and the ears on her head twitched. This made me laugh involuntarily, seeing her child-like behavior that really contrasted with her bewitching adult figure.
“Can I leave the way out to you? “
“～～～! Ufufu, leave it to me! “
When I asked her for this, Anko’s cheeks flushed red and she showed an excessive smile. She looked so happy she couldn’t hold it in.
I see. This is the first time Anko will experience “to go out”. After spending over a hundred years here, there’s no way that wouldn’t make her happy. If so, then I can understand her joy.
Therefore, while convinced of such, we left the Isoreus Grand Underground Library. Curious about the outside scenery, Anko observed the surroundings with great interest while walking right behind me.
After recovering the camping gear set at the usual place, we then went out to the hallway.
The hallway in front of the library is the den of powerful monsters called 「Black Ghosts」. Alone they have quite the strength, but they are troublesome opponents that attack in group.
And we were targeted as soon as they saw us. They numbered five. I can solo them; it might be a little hard, but nothing I can’t handle. Thinking on cutting off their numbers before they get close, I grabbed the Mithril Longbow――
In just a moment, Anko moved at an unthinkable speed, stopping right in front of the Black Ghosts. 《Darkness Transfer》―― A skill to melt the body into darkness, moving instantaneously from shadow to shadow.
Saying so with a smile, Anko narrowed her eyes.
And, while moving her right hand in front…… She grabbed what seemed to be the head of a Black Ghost.
“Time to die.”
A torrent of black mist. That was 《Darkness Magic》 without a doubt. No way!
My surprised voice unexpectedly leaked. And so did half a laugh. I doubted my eyes. However, the scene in front of me remained the same. The Black Ghosts had their remaining HP dropped to 1! Can she “use” it!? That game-breaking magic……!
Immediately after. Basha―― Along with that light sound, the head of the Black Ghost was crushed by Anko.
Hey, hey! What kind of skill was that? Come to think of it, something does come to mind. The “Claw” attack. Can she use it while in human form……?
“Come, Shadow Cane.”
After wiping out the remnants of the Black Ghost attached to her robe, Anko then used 《Darkness Summon》 with plenty of leeway.
She summoned the 『Shadow Cane』―― A deep black cane the color of darkness itself. I know it since I’ve fought against it a lot, but that cane is a very nasty weapon. Why? Because it has “A number of fast moves”. In other words, it has an excellent compatibility with 《Darkness Magic》. Having 1 HP left and being relentlessly attacked with her 【Jojutsu】 skill, it really leaves no room to breathe.
……I wonder what’s this feeling? That heinous and savage combination that I struggled against too much feels so damn reliable the moment it was used for me. “Give’em hell, girl! “, are words I almost wanted to yell.
And while I had that in my head, the Black Ghosts attacked Anko all at once.
Anko swung the Shadow Cane towards the ground, slamming it several times. A characteristic of the Shadow Cane is that, even if the shadow is attacked, damage is received. That skill was 《Gold Jojutsu》. A quick attack over a wide area forward. And also, towards the shadows in the ground.
The four remaining Black Ghosts were annihilated in that single blow. The obvious conclusion. A hard to avoid, wide-range attack towards the shadows when only 1 HP was left thanks to the 《Darkness Magic》 attack earlier. In one word, overwhelming. To the point where that couldn’t even be considered a fight. This was a very efficient and calculated strategy, a hunt from someone with unusually high levels of skill.
Geez…… What’s with that? It’s crazy. Insane.
What’s crazy? You might wonder…… Everything is, especially the 《Darkness Magic》. I didn’t think it would be usable. Obviously, the Anko in my previous life couldn’t use it. After all, it’s a magic that brings your enemies’ HP to 1. That’s, without a doubt, a game-breaking skill.
However, it’s a fact she can use that “game-breaking magic” here. In other words, this world’s Anko is clearly different from the one of my previous life. Everything about her, from her ego, to her strategies, to her skills.
…………Isn’t she way too strong?
“……Well done. It was perfect.”
While still feeling some shivers, I praised Anko.
Being immersed in her role and watching the aftermath of her actions, Anko immediately turned around and while bowing said “Your words are wasted on me”, after hearing me. Obedient indeed. That makes me quite happy.
Well then, let’s check something. The differences between the previous world and this one.
“Anko, show me your status.”
“Yes, please have a look at them.”
Answering my command, Anko put away her Shadow Cane and came leaning over. That’s a little……No, that’s quite close. And also, huge. No, right now their size doesn’t really matter. However, huge ones are huge. Damn, they’re so big. In any case, what’s big is big.
Alright, with this, I’m convinced. “Restrictions” have been added. For 《Darkness Magic》 the condition 「It can only be used on weaker opponents」 was added. And also, a cooldown time of 3600 seconds. So, the limit is once per hour. Still, that’s more than enough for this out-of-the-ordinary skill.
In addition, the cooldown time of 《False Shadow》 has increased from 40 to 300 seconds. It’s true that being able to use invincibility for three seconds every 40 seconds was too broken.
Aside from that, the cooldown time of 《Darkness Shift》 has disappeared, and the cooldown time of 《Darkness Transfer》 and 《Darkness Summon》 has been set to 60 seconds.
Compared to my previous life, they all were upwards revisions. And compared to before taming, everything except 《Darkness Shift》 was revised downwards. What is the meaning of this? It isn’t thoughtless. Actually, this can be said to be a very thought-out adjustment.
I was convinced.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9