61-2. Chapter 61 (Part 2)
Three ogres stood in his way. The armor they wore was roughly worked, and one could even sense some sanity in their stance.
Walm glared at them thinking that they must be the elite of the monsters, and were undoubtedly the ones leading the other monsters.
To be honest, Walm wanted to choose to push them by numbers, but the soldiers were busy dealing with the other ogres, and the adventurers, Al and Fleck, were engaged in a deadly battle with six ogres that deftly wielded the sword in their hands.
Walm shot a fireball at the feet of the ogre with the round shield. The ogre was inevitably swallowed by the explosion, its limbs torn apart and finally burned by the blue flame.
The problem was the next two ogres, that approached him from the left and right. One held a big sword, the other a war hammer. Walm moved his upper body slightly back and forth, avoiding the large sword and the warhammer.
The ogre with a big sword tried to launch a chasing attack, and the ogre with the war hammer moved in coordination with it.
Walm chose to face the ogre with the big sword in front of him while looking sideways at the other ogre approaching from the side.
Walm, accelerating momentarily, expended mana and slashed the elbow with 《Strike》. Then he thrust the halberd into the empty space, and the axe-shaped blade extending from the side of the halberd cut the throat of the ogre with a war hammer.
The remaining ogre roared and fought back against the halberd, waggling the sword in hand. Still, small scratches piled up through the gaps in the armor in front of Walm’s skillful attack that was delivered with excellent time.
The ogre managed to dodge the thrust, but when Walm pulled the halberd away, he tore open the back of its knee. The ogre lost its posture as its muscle got cut.
Then Walm twisted his wrist and smashed the ogre’s temple area. He didn’t miss the ogre, which didn’t move for a moment, and slammed his halberd down on the top of its head. The head split, spreading spinal fluid, and the ogre was on the ground before long.
The demon mask trembled with joy. Not because Walm had buried three ogres, but because a murderous air was rising in the surrounding area as countless sounds could be heard.
Armed ogres were surrounding the area. The troops Walm had brought with him were still fighting, but a good dozen or so ogres were looking at Walm.
“What is it? Are you afraid of me? What a bunch of useless demons with only a big body, I’ll kill every single one of you!!”
Riding on Walm’s provocation, the ogres responded with a roar all at once. He could no longer retreat.
Walm also raised his voice from his belly and attacked them.
A two-handed sword had scratched Walm’s neck and blood oozed.
Walm, who just got struck in the back by a war hammer, couldn’t escape the impact and the grip strength of his left hand was weakened. His armor was full of wounds and blood oozed from his bleeding abdomen. He was neither pessimistic nor grieved over it. He simply used his wits to deal with the armed ogres before him and moved his body according to his intuition, backed by his experience. Even the blind spot was left to the sound and touch he perceived. The not-so-kind air touched his skin and his magical barrier, as he always narrowly avoided the attacks.
Walm was outnumbered and blocked from using a widespread attack like 《Demon Fire》, but still managed to bury the armed ogres, one by one.
One ogre was burned from its feet to the top of its head by a column of fire that exposed its bones, and it began to flutter.
Another ogre, cut from shoulder to waist, didn’t die and moved its left hand slightly.
The ankle of the ogre that rushed to him was cut with the halberd and its direction was turned to the side. The neck of the ogre, trying to cope with one foot, soared into the sky.
Quickly, Walm aimed a thrust at the abdomen of an ogre coming from behind, but it grabbed him without fear. As he pulled the longsword out at the hip, he amputated the ogre’s left hand. And as he slashed the longsword down from over its head, he turned his wrist and cut off its right hand.
The ogre without hands tried to bite Walm’s throat with its fangs, but he was faster. The tip of his longsword severed the carotid artery and the spine. With his left hand, Walm quickly pulled the halberd from the corpse and pointed it at the creeping ogre.
” <Release> “
Walm fired the halberd with the wind magic that the assassin, who tried to kill Ayane, had once used. The halberd pierced the right shoulder of the ogre, who was terrified with pain and fright.
” <Burst> “
The ogre’s reaction was delayed by Walm’s movement, which was momentarily accelerated by wind magic.
Walm cut the ogre’s neck with the longsword as he passed and thrust it into the side of the ogre, that he had just pulled his halberd from its shoulder.
A blue flame emanated from the blade and burned the ogre from the inside out.
The ogre roared, but didn’t last long.
A battle mace approached from the side with a faint light. Walm lowered his center of gravity and deflected it with 《Strike》. Then, his ears caught a slight wind noise and a step.
Twisting his neck, Walm saw a shadow at the edge of his vision. A cross-shaped spear unleashed from the stiff arm was aimed at his throat.
Swiftly, Walm bowed to avoid the attack. As it scraped the chain of the cervelliere, it left a deep scratch on the conical helmet. The armor prevented lacerations, but couldn’t prevent impacts.
The two ogres tried to end Walm, who was shaking his brain and swaying.
The pulled-back spear pointed its blade at Walm again, but he managed to entwine it with his halberd.
The ogre tried to pull the spear off with all of its strength.
At the same time, the other ogre swung down the war hammer. Walm still couldn’t stop the shaking of his brain, but his muddy eye, even if it wasn’t clear, didn’t miss the movements.
After letting go of the halberd, Walm pulled out the longsword, aligned the blade with the war hammer, and slid the surface.
The ogre hastily jumped back, but Walm, prepared for such action, was a step faster.
The ogre’s finger, which had been clutching the handle, was severed, and the weapon came loose from the hand. It sent a fist, albeit an incomplete one, at Walm, but he was quicker to decapitate it.
Walm, following his instincts, immediately turned his body around and prepared for the final blow. He moved the entwined halberd and of course, the cross spear came at him again.
The tip of the sword and the tip of the spear met, and this was repeated a few times.
Walm jumped in at the moment when the ogre’s outstretched cross spear was pulled back a bit too much.
The ogre distorted its face, but struck at the hilt with its hand, trying to parry the thrust with all haste. It intercepted Walm’s attack with the back of its hand. The arm with the halberd was numb, as if an electric shock had rushed to his arm, but his remaining hand thrust a longsword.
The tip of the sword struck the ogre’s knee and half of its body slumped against the stone pavement. Still, its fighting spirit didn’t abate, and the cross spear came at Walm once more.
Walm turned to the side to escape. The ogre also turned around using its remaining legs as a pivot.
Quickly and forcefully, Walm tilted his leaning body in the opposite direction and kicked the ground again.
The ogre tried to intercept Walm’s attack with the hilt of its cross spear, but his longsword tip was quicker at piercing its throat.
Seeing the ogre spurting blood, Walm spun and pulled his sword off it. The giant lifeless ugly doll fell to the ground like a marionette that had just lost its thread.
Five minutes later, Walm noticed that only his breath could be heard.
Walm swung his sword into the void to shed the blood, while taking a deep breath. A slight feeling of relief broke the thread of tension within him.
It was at such a time.
A feeling of intimidation permeated Walm’s skin, and cold sweat flowed down his back. He spat out blood once and faced each other with “that”, which was standing in the middle of the ogres’ corpses.
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