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Episode 60

Destroying the Golem

 

 

“…Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!”

After a pause for a few seconds, the cheers of the knights and soldiers echoed in the camp.

The gates and walls that had been damaged and nearly broken by the attack of the Demon King’s army have regained their near-perfect defenses with my [Repair] with the help of magic crystals.

As my friends and army rejoiced, I thought back to my earlier response to the [Repair] skill.

It’s a physical feeling, but the strength of the [Repair] effect has clearly improved.

It’s a rough job that I couldn’t have imagined not long ago, using the recoil of [Repair] to pop off a large golem.

“White Wolf! He’s trying to climb!

Garnet’s voice brought me back to my senses and I reflexively looked up.

The rugged hand of the golem hung on the top edge of the wall – a little higher than the full height of the siege golem.

“We’ll have to deal with it inside the wall! Keep fixing the wall so it doesn’t collapse!”

“…No! I’ve got an idea!”

I keep my hands on the wall and continue using [Repair] only when necessary, and run up the stairs along the wall to the top of the wall.

The wall was approximately as tall as a two-story building.

The top of the wall is like a narrow passageway, from which you can attack the ground.

The golem was putting all its strength into its arms and trying to climb up.

The head, which looked like a large rock, rose higher than the top of the wall.

“…Damn, Noire was right! The golem is covered in armor!”

The siege golem was not just a lump of rock in the shape of a man.

It was wearing thick metal armor from head to fingertips.

The face, where the magic letters existed as a weak point, was also protected by a strong faceguard.

A combat-focused modification.

No wonder, the knights struggling so much against it.

“Can you hear me? Somehow you have to stop it!”

“I know what to do!”

The knights and soldiers on the defensive wall activated their skills one after another.

Some clung to its arms and tried to hold it off with all their might, while others deployed magic walls in front of the golem in an attempt to block it.

In addition, someone fighting outside the gate used a restraining spell to stop the golem’s movement, albeit briefly.

“This is it…!”

I sprint at full speed towards the golem’s head.

–It is said that an ancient magical civilization first created the golem.

At the time, it seems to have been for work purposes only, and the position of the magic letters, the core of the control, was unified in a conspicuous “face” to make it easier to stop in case of an emergency.

The golems that have been created since the fall of magical civilizations are all merely degraded imitations of the golems made by the ancient civilization, and they have not been able to significantly change the arrangement of the control system techniques.

There are no exceptions to this.

The golem in front of me must be the same.

The overly robust facial armor paradoxically attests to this fact.

“Skill Activate!”

I activated [Dissamble] as I hit the bottom of the golem with my palm.

The thick layer of metal shattered, revealing half of its bare face, which was like a rocky surface.

“I found it!”

I quickly swung my arm while keeping the [Diassemble] active, and shaved off the first letter of the magic letter.

The weakness common to all golems was exploited, and the siege golem crumbled beneath the wall, turning into a giant rock puppet.

“Good…!”

–but that’s when the unexpected thing happened.

As collateral damage from the fallen golem, part of the top of the wall collapses, causing a partial loss of the shielding that protects the soldiers on the wall.

Because of this, my figure was in full view of the soldiers outside the gate.

And the Demon Lord’s army was not foolish enough to miss this opportunity.

A large number of arrows and magic were shot at the person who destroyed the siege golem, namely me, at once.

“I can’t use [Repair] in time.”

This unexpected result was about to be the reason for my death.

In the next moment, a dazzling burst of fire and lightning erupted before my eyes.

“Are you all right, Mister Luke?”

“I am fine. ”

The arrows and magic that had been fired to kill me had all been defeated by the cherry-red sword and two magic spears.

“Sakura! And Dustin!”

“We’ll talk about it later! The next one is coming!”

“Yeah, let’s get out of here first–”

Just as I was running to get out of here, the hilt of Dustin’s magic spear scooped up my body and threw me wildly inside the wall.

“What? Whoa!”

After an irresistible freefall, I was caught by something soft, not the hard ground.

“That idiot! He really threw you!”

“…Garnet?”

Garnet held me in her arms and glared at the top of the wall with a face like a wolf with fangs.

Not long after that, Sakura returned to the inside of the wall with [Shrinkage], and Dustin landed with light movement.

“Hunting the Demon King! You’ve got to be kidding me! You want me to kill you right now! Huh?”

“I just used the shortest path. He fell right on top of you, didn’t it? He’s always been very slow while escaping.”

Dustin responded to Garnet’s murderous rant with a tone that made me think he was too lazy to even speak.

…By the way, it’s not that I’m a slow runner.

It’s just that the people who have enhanced physical abilities with skills are always running away abnormally fast.

“In the first place! If you had been a little more careful, this wouldn’t have happened!”

“That’s outrageous. There were four of those golems at first. I was the one who destroyed two of them.”

“Stop it, both of you. You can quarrel later. Right now, we have to deal with the demons. Isn’t that right?”

To be honest, it was hard for me to decide whether to be grateful or angry at Dustin.

So it was understandable that Garnet, who had not seen Dustin saving me, getting angry at him.

After my attempt to intervene, Garnet quietly snarled and Dustin silently walked away towards the gate.

As if to replace her, Sakura came running to us.

“Mister Luke, are you all right?”

“Dustin’s always been like that. Sakura, are you all right?”

“Of course. As you can see, I am in good shape for battle.”

Sakura didn’t seem to be injured, but her clothes and armor were covered with numerous scars and stains, a true testament to the intensity of the battle.

“Is it true that reinforcements are approaching?”

“Yeah, they’re pretty crazy. And Garnet. I’m sorry…”

I reaffirmed my situation and made my best plea to Garnet.

“I think it’s time you put me down.”

Ever since Garnet caught me, I had remained in her arms.

I suppose I should be grateful for the help, but being held by a girl who is smaller than me is quite a powerful mental damage.

The only saving grace is that no one here has noticed Garnet’s gender.

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