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Chapter 55

Chapter 55 Black Magician Vs. Apostle

“Let’s go!!”

Swinging my baton, I once again release a storm of bullets towards Sariel.

“Shield.”

As Sariel whispered, a white inverted triangular shield appeared in front of her.

[Shield] is one of the most basic defensive magic, a normal magician would never be able to block my bullet storm with just a shield.

But, Sariel’s shield blocked all the bullets and sustained only a few bullet marks.

Even the same magic would be completely different if the magician is different, wait, this isn’t the time to be impressed.

“Not yet!!”

From behind the bullets, a black sword stuck right at the point where the shield had a little crack due to the bullets.

Finally the shields were pierced and broke with the sound of breaking glass.

“With this—-“

I attacked with more black swords, one from the same path as earlier and 3 from above.

All them came flying towards Sariel in the very moment the shield broke.

But, she had already moved away from there to evade them.

Although I was unable to catch when she actually moved, I had already predicted that she would evade.

The remaining 5 swords were already flying from the back of where Sariel was standing before.

Sariel who had jumped backwards was attacked by the 5 black swords from further behind.

“—–how’s that!”

“Stakes – Sagita.”

This time, Sariel used a basic attack magic.

The moment that voice reached my ears, I lost the sensation of all 10 swords.

Why? I don’t even have to think about it. The answer is in front of me.

The swords that were stuck in the ground as well those that were flying were all crushed by the stakes, no, bullets fired by Sariel.

“Will you stop attacking?”(sariel)

“hah, is that the first thing you say after stealing someone’s magic?”(kurono)

“……”

Sariel lifted her index finger of her right hand as if pointing towards me. In front of it, a white bullet similar to my Anti Material took form.

Although, its size was the same as the stakes, i.e. 30cm, rather than bullet this was big enough to be called a cannon shell.

“Your original magic is certainly unique and powerful—-“

The white bullet in front of her started rotating.

At the pointed end, white magical energy started revolving in a helix.

“—–but it cannot kill me.”

“Shield!?!”(kurono)

As I constructed the shield in front of me, at the same time Sariel fired the shell.

That shell that was even faster than my bullets, similar to that time, pierced through even my improved and stronger shield easily.

“Kuh—–“

Instantly my left hand reacted and the blade of the cursed hatchet crossed with the shell.

*Gagin!!*

With a high pitched metallic sound, I somehow deflected the shell.

Due to the shock, my stance got collapsed, and stumbled two-three steps behind and managed not to fall down somehow.

As I returned my sight in front of me, Sariel had disappeared from there.

“Where—–“

Before my eyes, I sensed her location instinctively——-above me.

As I looked up, with the crescent moon as background, Sariel was flying towards me with the spear in her left hand.

I don’t have time to recreate a shield; even if I had it’ll get pierced through anyway.

“oooohh!!!”

I met the spear coming from the sky with my cursed hatchet.

The clash of the edges gave off sparks.

“…….hard.”(Sariel)

Maybe she was planning to destroy the hatchet with a single attack, Sariel landed as she said that.

Even though both of us are in each other’s cutting range, we remain still.

“That’s my line.”(Kurono)

Uptil now this cursed hatchet had been able to slice through anything. This was the first time its blade was stopped.

“It’s a cursed weapon, it’s impossible to destroy it with that lump of magical energy.”(kurono)

Sariel’s spear was, in a way, similar to the white stakes. It was simply materialised by pressing your own magical energy together.

It’s the same as her using her hand as a sword and I was using a knife.

“If that broke, will you leave this place?”(Sariel)

Just a little, I felt that Sariel’s gaze got sharper.

Even now, she is allowing me to run away.

“If you want to stop me———“(kurono)

I took stance with the hatchet in my left hand and loaded bullets in the baton in my right.

Furthermore, from my shadow, I brought out 10 blackened swords and deployed them around in a circle.

“then come with the intent to kill!!”(kurono)

“That’s too bad.”(sariel)

As she said that, at the same time, a silver aura burst out of Sariel.

I have seen that aura before as well. Now that I have learnt a bit more about magic, I can confirm that it’s not any enhancement magic but simply magical energy leaking out.

In short, she has gotten a bit serious, but that’s it.

Although I still don’t know the extent of her powers, I instinctively as well as rationally understand that she is revealing more than enough power to kill me.

I won’t last long against Sariel clad in her aura, no, I might fall in a single clash.

There is a 5m of distance between us. The time between the moment when Sariel leaps towards me and pierces my body with that spear is the last chance I will have.

“I’m coming—-“(Sariel)

At the same time Sariel said that, I release the bullets from my baton. It heads directly for the forehead of Sariel that was approaching me.

Direct hit, but it is unable to pierce through the silver aura and vanished like the mist without dealing any damage.

Maybe even the blackened swords will not be able to pierce through, I thought that, but that doesn’t change the fact that I need to use all 10 swords to intercept Sariel.

From the front, I aimed for the forehead, neck, chest, stomach, and groin with 5 swords in a straight vertical line, and the crown of the head and the limbs were attacked by the remaining five.

“Stakes.”

Similar to before, white bullets accurately shot down the 5 swords coming from above, left and right. The 5 coming from the front were cleanly destroyed with one swing of the spear.

But, the distance between us is currently 3m.

If I take one step, I could cut her. To take it on, she will have to bring back the spear used to destroy the swords. But, in this close range, that will become a fatal mistake.

“haa!!!”

Dropping the baton, I held the hatchet with both hands and I stepped in to deliver a powerful slash.

Even though I have never learned swordfighting, but together with my enhanced body and the abilities of the hatchet itself, I can produce strength enough to cut through her aura along with her body.

The hatchet that was swung sideways, its blade certainly cut through her aura, but the moment it was about to reach her thin body,

*Gakin!!*

It was blocked with the spear that had somehow returned back to place.

“—-“

Our gazes crossed.

Even though expressionless, her eyes appealing to end this fight.

The fact that my attack, that was made while she had already swung her spear, was stopped means that she can make two swings with her weapon in the same time I swing once. That’s how high her attack speed is.

If she is that fast, by the time I attack next, she could freely choose any part of body and pierce through it.

I can’t attack with the cursed hatchet anymore, bullets didn’t work in the first place, I used up all my swords with the last 10, and I have no way to counter-attack between the time her spear swings and attacks me.

Probably, Sariel is thinking the same thing.

And that will be my only chance at victory.

“—-now.”

From the shadow space I opened near my legs, I fire a single black needle from the darkness.

That needle is [Basilisk’s bone needle], a ‘cursed weapon’ I never got to use after buying it at Irz Village.

The moment it stabs, it starts corroding the body, a simple yet dreadfully effective poison needle.

If the wielder himself touches it he’ll also get poisoned so it is treated as ‘curse’.

But, this needle can pierce through Sariel’s aura, if I can hit her once more then I can deal a fatal blow.

And in actuality, the poison needle came into contact with the silver aura, started corroding it and flew directly towards the heart.

“Is this your trump card?”(Sariel)

And sure enough, the needle was unable to reach her heart.

“Kuh………”

The needle was fired at the same speed as that of a bullet but, Sariel moved faster than that, and that’s all it took.

The right hand that had not yet moved uptil now, before I realized it, had moved over her right chest to protect her and her palm had blocked the needle.

The needle that had pierced through her palm completely only reached her robe and stopped there.

Sariel who had taken it with her bare hands, the corrosion of the poison began to spread.

But still, Sariel without seeming even a little bit agitated, took a step back and used her spear to pierce through her whole palm along with the needle.

The needle was smashed, and the poisoned flesh was instantly shaved off, thus stopping the corrosion.

As blood gushed out, a painful looking hole could be seen on Sariel’s palm.

All I could do was be dumbfounded as I looked at this chain of events.

*Dotsu*

Suddenly, a shock ran through my left arm.

I realized that Sariel had attacked with her spear when I saw that the cursed hatchet had fallen to the ground.

“Guh……..”

Probably, my left wrist is broken.

It’ll heal by itself sooner or later but it won’t do so instantly, I don’t even have the time to pick up the cursed hatchet either.

All plans were broken through, and I don’t even have a weapon in my hands now.

I still have magical energy left, but I don’t have any magic that could be activated faster than Sariel attacking with her spear.

It was checkmate. In this situation where I had nothing left to help me win, the regret and fear that I had subdued instantly spread within me.

I should have run away. Should I beg for mercy? Someone save me.

——-I can’t think of anything better.

I’m pretty sure I’m currently sweating like crazy with a pathetically pale face. Probably due to pity, Sariel’s spear had not yet pierced through me.

“…….wait a second.”

As my mind was in chaos, I remembered one thing. A magic that could pierce through her aura and was also faster than her spear.

I didn’t hesitate even a second to use it. My right fist had already become tight.

“Pile—–“

I raised my fist overhead and stepped in.

The activation process is simple. Simply gather magic in my fist and release it.

Already, magical energy of density much stronger than the time I had first used it, gathered in my arm and swirled around.

The image is a drill, rotating at high-speed, I concentrate all the destructive power on the pointed end.

Eat this! My final useless struggle.

“BUNKEEEEEEERRRR!!!”

The swirling black fist was intercepted by white magical energy.

The first thing I felt was the sensation of that magical energy, next my brain recognised what I was seeing. It was the sight of Sariel blocking my pile bunker with her bloody right hand alone.

From the hand that had blocked me, white magical energy was rotating in the reverse direction of my own.

Both the magical energies were nullifying each other out at the point where they touched. And soon, my destructive black magical energy disappeared without any trace.

“…….so, it really was useless.”

As I finally felt a sense of complete defeat, a strong shock attacked my head.

The last thing I saw was the usual expressionless figure swinging the spear horizontally.

Sorry Lily, it seems I won’t be able to protect your village———

While thinking that, my consciousness was broken off.

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42 responses to “Chapter 55

  • nielsjuh555

    Thank you for the chapters!

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  • moneng85

    arigatou yo~!
    sariel is still holding back though

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  • deadlybell

    THE PEOPLE LEFT HANGING ON THAT CLIFF!!!!! THERES SO MANY!!!!

    but yeah cliffhanger jokes aside thanks for the chapter

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  • Firestorm

    When is the MC going to be strong enough to be able to do something or be of any use? Or will he remain a weakling having to rely on other people all the time?

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    • Corvo269

      First. common sense, the apostles are the strongest beings, don’t call him a fucking weakling you dumbass, he’s probably top 50 when it comes to power at this point of the story.

      Slightly Spoilerish

      Second. If he’s going against people that have been empowered by a God, he needs to find a God for himself. Simple as that

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  • GonZ555

    Thank you for the chapters 😀

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  • synthous

    Modern-day drills have multiple rotating blades. Come on Kuro, you’ve played gears of war, right?

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  • gone

    Still a moron…

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  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  • vayne aurelius

    Actually I’m laughing rly hard right now loool

    Idk what the author trying to achieve with this kind of development lol

    It’s kinda refreshing to see an mc trying so hard to beat an opponent with ridiculous gap of power lol

    and why did he abandoned lily D:

    Anyway thanks for the chapter

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    • deadlybell

      i bet Sariel-chan makes him into her waifu[lol]

      all jokes aside i think the MC will wake up in Sariel’s tent bandaged or something

      as for lily he didn’t want her to die he knew she was out of her league

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  • Mackoy

    Thx for chapters but rly autor is forcing this into some kinde of new tragedy, like he couldnt just get MC to be bit stronger and have some fighting chance, she wasnt even playing with him.
    Anyway thanks for chapter.

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  • Stupidity

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Diseased

    Bah. I will wait for about 25 more chapters to pile up and hopefully this supposed all powerful experiment will be something besides a powerless loser. The beginning made it seem like someone who uses black magic was needed but Sariel just strolls in and takes over? What did they need him for in the first place if just ONE of the apostles can do the job?

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    • deadlybell

      the story would suck if he became like onepunch man auto killing shit….. seriously stop your bitching man …. sides you forget Sariel killed one of the strongest beings on that continent….. AND her element has a massive advantage on his…. -.-

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    • Faust Voncleave

      Diseased I seriously question weather you’re reading this right. He wasn’t an all powerful experiment, he was the first successful prototype. Also he escaped before they gave him the main part of his training so it’s to be expected. Also he’s not weak. He’s at the level of 4 out of 5, And to those who say he hasn’t been training is ridiculous because he’s clearly a lot stronger than he was in the beginning so it’s not like he was twiddling his thumps, sariel is just on another level entirely. It’s been 2 months since he escaped and he’s mostly self teaching himself magic so I really don’t know what you guys expect. This is much more realistic than most mc’s who just get sudden power ups when needed for plot. This is a steady growth in strength

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  • RyuGen

    Sigh I am getting irritated by Kurono as a character. I don’t mind that he lost, his chances against Sariel were slim in the first place even if was with Lily during the fight. His mentality during the fight gave Sariel lots of easy chances and if she was serious from the get go he would have been defeated or killed much more quickly. His fear during a fight is one of his biggest weaknesses and the second is his reliance on Lily and not developing himself much more. His combat ability is quite good not on Sariel level but given enough time he would be able to pose a threat against her. Now I am wanting Lily to be killed off so that it will develop the MC to be stronger and independent or could it could make him be in a spiral of a mental breakdown. I understand he has a lot of traumas but he lives in a primitive minded and survival of the fittest society type world and if he wants to survive he needs to adapt. Thanks for the update.

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  • RKain

    My thanks to you.

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  • Art Schomber

    Kinda done reading this, main character is absolutely pathetic. All he does is get his tail handed to him in every situation that matters, and now his loss is going to cause the collapse of the continent, or Lily’s death, which is actually more likely, since I’m sure she came right back instead of doing what he told her to do. It’s a shame, this could have been a decent novel, right now though, all it’s doing is pissing me off.

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  • gone

    “You can go.”

    “Cya.”

    Plot solved.

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  • tarmizie34

    Wow really you guys really are spoiled too much with OP MC WN…

    I find this WN is interesting enough to read and its actually let us adventuring together with MC during the moment when he was ordinary human to human with magic power and eventually to even stronger person.

    This make me doubt did you guys easily forget that MC actually told us many times before during previous chapters that he is really weak compared to anyone else especially Sariel..

    If that really what make you hate this MC then I’m sorry maybe this WN is not for you..

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  • Habib Haji

    Thanks for Chapter!

    Thanks to Translator and Editor for doing this Chapter!! ^^

    noooo don’t fall kurono!

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  • Mech@

    just one word: Pathetic! as expected of a jap mc. did he really think there was even a chance to begin with? he should’ve retreated like a good boy if he wanted to live. he hasn’t even learned magic yet.

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  • ryuketsu

    Thank ya very much for the translation, translators!! Many thanks towards the Author!!

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  • littleSemanggi

    thanks for the chapter!

    your whole bickering about kurono make me think of him again guys..
    but really, aside from the power up thing he is just a former high school boy you know.
    this wn have gone with a steady mainstream power up through a situation bit by bit but its alright.
    its good to see mc trying so hard these hard these days you know.
    hehe

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  • hapeiron

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  • anon-kun

    I don’t quite understand Kurono’s actions here. After all that unimaginable pain he’s endured at the hands of the priests, you’d think he’d GTFO out of there as soon as possible while trying not to shit his pants.

    Actually the whole human experimentation thing was glossed over way too easily. MC has been tortured and forced to kill and whatnot, but he’s showing pretty much no signs of trauma. Neither extreme fear nor anger / thirst for revenge.

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  • stromcrowe

    blah blah blah, it’s going to turn into a cliche piece of shit the next chapter I’m sure of it. I skipped the entire content only to read the last part of what happened with their ‘duel’. It’s not even a duel due to their difference in strength, yet the idiotic MC still dueled her even though she was saying for them to escape or run away.

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  • Brian

    It wasnt that bad. It was a pretty good fight id like to see Animated. White and black clash.

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  • TheOneWeabooToRuleThemAll

    Wow that fight was really enjoyable

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  • satufa

    u guys are fucked up just saying all u can talk abaut is killing Lily to make mc strong and now when he is not able to kill someone who should be one of the strongest peaple of the world 50 chapters in u call him pathetic PLUS he is not fighting for no reason, in case u didn’t notice the f*ing crusade is here to kill all the peaple that live on this continent IF u are not the hero type saving others that is not a problem but calling someone pathetic for being a heroic person makes u guys inferior to something i would call pathetic

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