Knights & Magic Volume 7 Chapter 102
Chapter 102 The Young Sorcerer, Fly
The rainbow-colored halo brightens the radiance. No one would think, the thing that floating on the top of them is something from this world. That’s the latest Silhouette Knight, a shape that float which only have an upper-half and a skull face. It was the prototype machine called ‘Kasasagi’ which created by Ernesti.
Kasasagi which was like sitting in a throne of rainbow-colored halo, turning its neck and glaring at the fake titan.
“Well then, who are you guys really. Are you a demonic beast? Or a giant? Or not either of them? Whatever you are, it has nothing to do with me but・・・・”
At the cockpit of that strange machine, Eru looks at the young Sorcerer condition in the monitor.
Although she has lost consciousness after blown away due to the impact, it doesn’t seem her life is in danger.
“You have done well, Parl. I’ll give you a reward for hurting my disciple”
The flexible coat that warps around the young Sorcerer body and Kasasagi, change its position. At the same time, a flame is emitting from the Magius Jet Thruster that had been deployed, and the strange machine began to slide like it was flying in the sky. Incidentally, the Magius Jet Thruster is a handmade device using a wooden board as the material.
The fake titans are showing a confused condition after the sudden appearance of unidentified existence who moving in the air with a rainbow-colored halo. They busily move their small head, and their eyes are also swarming around restlessly. They look like they are in a panic and it also like the fake titans were in the middle of conversation. They start preparing to intercept after seeing the approaching Kasasagi. Because of Kasasagi figure was rather sinister they couldn’t decide to take friendly relationships.
“I’ll make the first move”
When Eru taps the keyboard lightly, the flexible coat began to move. From the bottom, he let them face the tip of the Silhouette Arms. The crystal eye moves together along with the direction of Silhouette Arms’ line of sight.
Accompanied by the magical phenomenon that emitting a light, and releasing a barrage. Although the Silhouette Arms generally released a single hit high output Overd Spell, this time it was using a low output flame bullet. But in contrary, it can be released continuously.
It drew a trail of explosion on the ground like a machine gun, and the fake titan who stand on its way has been caught. Unable to avoid, the fake titan bathes its whole body in the barrage imitating a stormy weather. Then an exploding flower bloomed on the fake titan’s outer shell.
It looked like——it was beating the huge body formidably without moving. However, the fake titan is moving like nothing has happened. Although the outer shell is burned, it doesn’t seem like it caused that much damage. Or rather, due to the clear intention of the attack, it was only causing the fake titans roar in anger.
“This is bad. The output is taking more than I thought・・・・”
Eru expressed impatience while changing the Kasasagi’s pathway. Kasasagi main equipment; Snider Arms is certainly lacking in output power as a Silhouette Arms. Although it capable to fires continues barrage instead but it would be unreliable when facing a duel class or higher who have a solid outer shell and durability.
Then why did he use such unpowerful Silhouette Arms. Was it the limit of the weapon that can be manufactured at this place, the answer is no. As a matter of fact, the Silhouette Arms that created for the Kaellous Clan, it has destructive power enough. Different from that, there is a certain limitation in Kasasagi——
The fake titans began to throw a stone toward the turning Kasasagi on the sky. Even though all they can do is only throwing stone, they themselves didn’t have any method to attack from a distance. However, given their existence as a duel class threat, it wouldn’t left unscratched even if got hit by a stone (rather than a stone, it is something like a boulder).
Eru operates the thruster and avoiding the projected stones. Although his movement somewhat dangerous, he moves with full of caution. The flame emitting inside the thruster also seems suppressed under his mind, and it doesn’t seem he is moving too fast either.
The main composition of Kasasagi’s core is originally from Ikaruga’s heart. In the Ether Reactor, there’s nothing can compare the high output power of Ikaruga that possessing the Emperor’s Heart. But that kind of impression, doesn’t exist in Kasasagi.
“Ether Ring Generator! It is working well up until now but・・・・as I thought was it too reckless to do everything with a magic. These fellow eats way too much mana!!”
While possessing a large type of furnace, that is the cause why Kasasagi troubled in mana consumption. That large type of furnace is none other than the new and most important device called Ether Ring Generator.
This device is extracting high purity ether to compose the levitation field, and it was forcibly anchored in the middle of the air by operating the aero magic.
The source of ether is a mana that being held in the machine. Furthermore, in order to anchor it into the air, it was necessary to always burn a large scale of magic. In short, this device works by consuming the mana pool like it has no regret, and it is not normal for a poor fuel-consumption device.
“It seems I’ve been overdoing it by moving directly from here, the device and script are boiling! From the first place, the machine itself was a rushed product though・・・”
While complaining, Eru is busily operating the machine. Kasasagi is something like a half-dead machine that hasn’t fully resurrected yet. With the case that had been made in order to make in time, it was a formidably hard-to-operate device.
During the time he forcedly assembled them together, he even pushes it to fly with his ability who was known as the strongest knight runner. And while he is operating the machine, he was also in the middle of tuning at the same time.
“Well, it can’t be helped. A battle waits for no one after all”
In the meantime, the fake titan’s attack gradually increasing. After realizing the Kasasagi’s incapability, back then they were taken back to flee now boldly advancing to the front.
In there, Kasasagi turned around and fired the Snider Arms. Although they couldn’t ignore the damage after a number of direct shots, it would be nothing if they got several hits of direct shot.
Kasasagi which had been attacking for a while, now just above the fake titan’s head. In that such time——
The young Sorcerer who was being held in the Kasasagi arm has regained her consciousness. Although she just had regained her senses, she tries to wake up while in the low spirit state. The first thing she noticed was the mysterious floating feeling right after she awoke and also the sensation of something is bearing her body as if someone is embracing her. The first thing comes to her mind is to remember someone she knows.
“Have you come Bra・・・ve・・・・!?”
Shortly as she remembered, she was attacked by the fake titan. When she fussily tries to get up, she opened her eyes. Immediately, a terrifying face of person’s skull jumps in within her line of sight.
After noticing her own body has been supported by that, she unconsciously reaches out her palm.
“Flame! Come forth at once・・・・!”
The magical phenomenon that had been guided by the script is born with a radiance. And soon after noticing that, a panicked voice flew from the skull faced direction.
“Parl! Wait, wait just calm down a bit! This is me, I’m not your enemy!! That’s why you must stop your attack!”
“・・・・!! T-that voice, is that you Magister Eru? But what is this about・・・・!?”
After stopping the attack, the young Sorcerer shouts with a strained look. Afterward, she stares upon the skull face’s whole body.
Below that sinister neck, there is a person who was wearing an armor made with the combination of demonic beast’s shell she knows. By utilizing the shell, a larger armor warped surround it which also protecting her as well.
“Magister, why are you in such appearance・・・I thought you should have been smaller”
“Now I’m understa～nd that much about how you look at me. For a time being, the one who holding you right now is the machine I operated”
The young Sorcerer looks at the whole Kasasagi’s body again and calmly mumbling something.
“However, it’s not cute at all”
“It’s seems you got it from your senior disciple in a weird way・・・・・anyway, you got the right time from waking up. Let’s fight together”
“That’s right! I must repay to them”
That being said, she began to search the enemy. Soon she realized, she was floating in the air.
“Hiii ahh!? Magister! We, we are in the sky!! I-I’m falling!?”
“I’ll pass the explanation but, everything will be fine because of this Kasasagi’s power”
“What do you mean everything will be all right! Magister! I need explanation!”
“I do not mind but, let us beat them first”
When the sinister skull face points at the direction, she’s finally caught the enemies’ appearance.
From the time the young Sorcerer has woken up, her eyes have been swarming around from time to time because of the sudden change of situation but after she’s confirming the appearance of the enemy that she must have to defeat, she quickly increases her concentration.
“Certainly, my Magister. Let’s end this before the Brave come!”
“Yes, that’s the spirit. Because a certain circumstance, Kasasagi and my attack didn’t have enough attack power. That’s why I need you to go offensive”
“Me? I would gladly but I can’t aim with this kind of condition”
While having embraced by Kasasagi, the young Sorcerer shows a difficult look. Not only she needs to attack an enemy in a distance, she has been flying on the sky while in an inconvenient position. For the young Sorcerer who just recently has been learning magic, it is truly ruthless situation.
The troubled young Sorcerer’s face is reflected in the monitor. Meanwhile Eru is showing his fearless smile.
“Don’t worry. There is a way that surely～ make you easier to aim”
Then Eru operates Kasasagi by releasing its arm which had been holding the young Sorcerer.
“Magister!? What are ・・・・・you?”
The young Sorcerer reaches out her arm with astonished looks on her face. Soon, she realizes her body didn’t fall from the altitude. The young Sorcerer has included within the effective range of rainbow-colored halo which is encircled around the Kasasagi’s abdomen.
“What is this・・・!?”
Without any support and the feeling of unsettling while floating in the air are giving the young Sorcerer runs in confusion.
In the same time, Kasasagi moves like it was covering the young Sorcerer. And deploying the Sub Arms which had been folded in the Kasasagi torso. By given that, it grasped the young Sorcerer’s body with its two arms and strongly fixity it.
“Eeek!? M-Magister! What are you trying to do!?”
“I’m finally getting used with the control. Put energy on your belly, Parl”
Ignoring the young Sorcerer states of panic, Eru is mercilessly increasing the machine output. The rainbow-colored halo brightens its radiance, and the Emperor’s Heart began to roar. Eru’s controlling ability has interrupted with the script and collecting the output little by little.
The Flexible coat began to fuss around. And it was placed around the young Sorcerer as a center.
In a short time, Kasasagi has transformed into a robe-like appearance or a something that protecting the young Sorcerer. However, no matter what it looks, the skeleton like head that extending from the back only makes her drift in strange feeling.
The young Sorcerer herself is still flapping in the confusion.
“Uuuu Magister! This is not settling at all!”
“There’s nothing wrong with it, please bear it for a moment”
The young Sorcerer faces her line of sight to the ground. The ground flows away at high speed under the unreliable footing which float in the air. Just about among the titan, there’s no one who have experience flying in the air. Even though Kasasagi just only want to borrow her power, right now she is living in an unknown world.
“Parl, leave the movement and defensive to me. You can attack those things as much as you like”
“! I just・・・have to attack, right! Although, I don’t know the reason, all of this are their doing! I’ll show terrifying scenery to them!!”
Kasasagi along the young Sorcerer turns around and advancing to the direction of the fake titan. She was also the one who causing the half of them burned and raising the hostility toward the fake titan.
They are move like sliding in the air and approaching to the enemy’s head. Kasasagi has fired the Snider Arms together with the young Sorcerer who cast a magic. Using the high output magic by perform the calculation it right. However, it just only missed from the aim and opening a huge hole in the village.
The fake titans become wary after confirming the attack was different and stronger than before.
“Parl. Please look at the enemy movement calmly and aim it well. If this continues, the village will be damaged”
“Impossible for me to calm down in this kind of situation, Magister!”
Along with Kasasagi, moving through the unknown skies, furthermore firing a magic is necessary. As expected, it was too much for her. Eru who looking at the half crying young Sorcerer groans in agreement. After rotating in the air, once again they are moving at the fake titans’ direction. When they are closing, suddenly the movement speed is decreased.
“It’s fine, Parl. In the first place, we took advantage where their head is below us・・・・”
There’s no time for listening Eru’s mumbling. Because of the Kasasagi’s dull movement, the counterattack stones are coming one after another. If this going on, they will get hit from the front. The young Sorcerer puts her hand over in reflex and protecting herself.
“Parl. Open your eyes, and look carefully. This is our power”
Beyond them, the Flexible Coat defending on their way and flipping the stones. Although the surface is sparked in fire, but none of the armor have damaged.
“Kasasagi and I will block the attack. There’s nothing to fear about. You just have to aim with all of yours might and defeated them”
After hearing the guidance-like word, the young Sorcerer began to open her four eyes. An armor that blocking enemy attack. A strength within the sky. The advice of the master who support her back. And the role she needs to do.
When she’s determined, the power inside her belly has unleashed and glare at the enemy.
“I understand, my Magister. I will show you the magic I’ve learned from you here!”
A pale light has begun to dwell in her palm.
A sound of ravage has echoed through the forest. It was a sign of battle caused by the explosion which is one of the magical phenomenon.
“Did the young Sorcerer change her location”
“I cannot see it at all. All I can hear is only the sound of magic”
Said the Kaellous Clan’s member while running. There’s a little more distance from the goblin village.
“There’s something in the air. Was it a beast!?”
One of the titans suddenly points up at the air. Beyond them, something has crossed them at high speed. Furthermore, an attack is released toward the ground, leaving a destructive sound.
“Nu! Young Sorcerer, please be safe!!”
While suppressing the impatience, they start running. Then the warriors of the Kaellous Clan have reached the battlefield.
Alright, got a time to redraw for hours in the last minutes.
I’m planning to redraw other colored pages too but, let see if the situations are set.
Have anyone noticed? Kasasagi true purpose seems will be revealed in vol 10. also Eru could have build some gn drive already after seeing that kind of O shape, it does sound similar don’t you think? also paint it in red to increase the performance by 1.5 times.