Jujutsushi Wa Yuusha Narenai - Chapter 115.1
Chapter 115.1 : Cajolery
「Please take care of him after this too.」
Both Yamajun and I had become even more depressed after discussing the party’s current situation. We returned to the fairy plaza located on top of the tower.
By the way, Reina who was previously weeping non-stop after her unreasonable violence toward me had calmed down right now and was sleeping soundly in the fairy plaza. The flame lion Engard was lying down by her side, glaring at us as if to protect the sleeping beauty.
But, the one thing that made me curious was the place Reina was sleeping at … The heck is that? A makeshift bed? It seemed to be a crudely made wooden bed look-alike, just barely resembling a bed even with beautiful cloth laid atop it.
Just a glimpse of their way of spoiling Reina already sapped what little left of my SAN.
「Uhm, I do want to know the current situation, but you guys have seen Goma’s fortress like this one, right?」
「Yeah, we did saw it――」
The one I talked to was Yamada-kun with Yamajun by my side. The Totem Pole Trio was currently disposing the Goma’s corpse at the tower’s entrance. Considering how Yamada-kun remained in fairy plaza while pushing the troublesome, dirty, and smelly job to the others, I was convinced that a caste had formed inside of this party.
「Though there’s a transfer magic circle close to the second tower, the tower itself has become Goma’s fortress, their stronghold. Our only choice is to kick their asses.」
「What about their war potential?」
「In the beginning, we just followed the compass and arrived at that tower. Those Gomas had formed a community around that tower and just one glance was enough to convince us that breaking through from the front was impossible.」
「Well, we might be able to beakthrough from the front if Gomas were our only opponent, but things got more difficult even for me when we saw those flocks of Govu wearing solid armors.」
「That Govu … are you referring to those commander-like macho Gomas whose size is bigger than the normal Goma?」
「Yeah. They’re called 『Goma・Govu』, some sort of warrior class amongst the Goma.」
As I thought.
「You seem to know those Goma very well, Yamajun?」
「Yeah, I mean, I received so many emails in my personal magic circle terminal. I managed to understand various things thanks to those emails.」
I see, so that meant the information received from that magic circle terminal differed from person to person. Was this the effect of vocatio- … Nay, that’s impossible, I mean Souma Sakura who gained 『Saint』 as her vocation didn’t seem to have that much information at her disposal.
「A Govu’s strength is far above a normal Goma. Normally, there’s only one of them commanding an entire Goma platoon, but the one in that tower is basically a platoon composed with nothing but Govus.」
「I see, in short, their elite troops were protecting the tower.」
Yup, as I thought, attacking from the front was akin to suicide.
「In addition, some of the emails mentioned that there’s sub-species amongst Goves that can use magic. So far, we’ve only been observing those Gove’s platoon, but I’m afraid that an even more powerful type of Goma’s species, a『Gogma』, a boss-like being is lying in wait for us inside of that tower.」
Gogma, an even more powerful form of Gpma’s species huh.
You can basically find Gomas almost everywhere in this dungeon, but only now do I know the reason behind their prosperities, it’s because some amongst them had evolved into higher species.
But this information was basically something akin to a death sentence to the current us.
「Hey, we’re practically screwed, right?」
「We’re basically in a stalemate situation since attacking from the front is impossible, in other words we’re trapped in this place forever!」
Yamada-kun seemed irritated as he realized we’re basically trapped between a rock and a hard place. I was informed before that it had been a week since they’d started living in this place.
「We are basically trapped right now, as we’ve to fight them just to know the situation in their tower or fight them when those Gomas send their troops to our tower. We’ve no other way to break the stalemate.」
Oh crap, it seems the situation was even more severe than my expectation. Well, it’s no wonder, I mean, they’re already cornered due to the previous Goma-raid.
「…. Is it possible to breakthrough from the front if we’ve Ayase-san’s cooperation?」
「Don’t be stupid, Momokawa! Like hell, I’m going to go through that kind of danger!!」
Yamada-kun shouted those words with an extremely threatening look on his face. Wow, this idea is rejected huh …
「But, Ayase-san’s sacred beast is like super strong, right? It’s not like she has to stand on the battlefield herself, we just need to borrow her sacred beast while she hides in safe pla――」
「That’s not the problem damn it! Listen to me, Momokawa! You’re a man right! Since you’re a man, it’s your duty to protect girl, dammit!」
My bad then, that macho theory of yours cannot be applied to me, I’ve always been protected by Mei-chan before we got separated after all. This was the world in which even a woman could become far more powerful than man, sorry to plop your bubble but, you better scrap that feminist theory of yours before it gets too late. It seemed like Yamada-kun was the type similar to Kenzaki Asuna who had to taste Mei-chan’s brute power before he could change his mind.
Aah, I wanted to meet Mei-chan as soon as possible, and her massive tits that shake a lot during the battle.
「Oi, can you hear me, Momokawa!」
「Ah, yeah, okay, I understand.」
Scrap that spiritualist, Reina’s actual vocation was 『NEET』.
Anyway, I guess the plan to persuade Reina to help us had to be shelved for the time being since I just got the recognition of Yamada-kun, the strongest one in this group.
I might as well give up this plan since Yamada-kun became that emotional for Reina … I mean, he was currently the lead in the race to gain Reina’s attention by protecting her in the middle of the battle, a place that he wouldn’t give to anyone else.
I guess this was the stubbornness of unpopular guys.
「That means we’re going to capture the Goma’s tower with just the male members, right?」
「Yeah, we’ve no other choice …」
Yamajun could only smile wryly upon seeing yamada-kun’s eagerness, well I guess I was wearing the same smile as him.
「In that case, the next thing I need is the information about demons in this area and also Yamada-kun and Co’s abilities.」
「R-Roger … Well, my vocation is――」
Ah, Yamada-kun is an idiot huh.
He got pushed back by my momentum and was telling me about his abilities. If all of this was an act, then I can say that he was one hell of an actor.
When Yamada-kun started talking about this party member’s abilities without particularly hiding anything. Yamajun supplemented the missed details in no less than perfect timing. After combining their information, I made a summary of their power.
Yamada Genki・Vocation『Heavy Warrior』
『Parry』：Repelling enemy’s attack with protector or weapon.
『Parry Return』：Sending back the parried enemy’s attack with an even heavier, faster and more powerful strike.
『Iron Skin』：Skin as hard as iron.
『Steel Body』：Muscle as tough as steel.
『Smash』：Strengthening strike type attack.
『Break』：Creating shockwave from a powerful blow.
『Lesse Heal』：Healing magic of light element, can heal small injury
『Lux Sagitta』：Lower rank attack magic of light attribute.
『Lux Shield』：Light attribute’s low rank defense magic.
『Summon』：Summon low rank Lux Elemental.
『Flash』：Releasing strong flash of light within a moment to blind the enemy.
『Heal』：Healing magic of light element, can heal small injury.
『Ancient Language Decoding・Beginner』：Enable the reading of ancient language. Up to 3rd class.
『Slash』：Strengthening slashing type attack
『Thrust』：Strengthening attack of thrust-type.
『Abandonment』：Can react to enemy’s attack.
『Hi-Walk』：Increase Movement speed.
『Rush』：Consecutives slashing attack.
『Smash』：Strengthening strike type attack.
『Parry』：Repelling enemy’s attack with protector or weapon.
『Iron Skin』：Made the skin’s surface as hard as iron.
『Throwing』：Increasing throwing’s power.
『Rage』：Consecutives strikes attack.
『Aqua Sagitta』：Low rank attack magic of water attribute
『Aqua Shield』：Low rank defense magic of water attribute.
『Aqua Mist』：Low rank concealment magic that obstructing the field of vision by creating mist.
『Aqua Blast』：Low rank AOE magic of water attribute.
『Aqua Bind』：Low rank binding type magic that restraint the opponent movement by creating water’s whip.
Thanks to the two kind explanations, I managed to create such a detailed draft of everyone’s abilities and vocation.
In addition, when I combined the draft with the result of my observation during their battle against the Goma troops, I drew a conclusion that there’s nothing special about their vocation.
As long as the Totem Pole Trio didn’t hide some sort of a trump card, that was, but since Shimokawa told the other about his 『Aqua Whip』, I think they’re not hiding their abilities at all.
I mean they could lie to me by hiding 『Aqua Bind』 since Shimokawa didn’t use it in the previous battle. In that case, I could easily discover their lie since I knew from the class rep’s story about Shimokawa using 『Aqua Bind』 to kidnap Takanashi Kotori.
On the other hand, their side had no idea that I knew about this magic. That’s why they’d do everything to hide 『Aqua Bind』 if they really wanted to trick me.
How I wish that hypocrite saint learnt to tell the truth like these delinquent but honest guys. I mean look at them, they’re still honest to each other even though they’re supposed to being Reina Fanclub members, rivals to each others.
Nevertheless, I felt it was strange for them to advance this far with so little abilities like that. I mean, I won against everyone here if it’s limited to abilities I gained so far but when I was reassessing their abilities … I found out that their abilities were simple yet powerful and extreme, in short, versatile and powerful combat-oriented abilities.
Take Ueda-kun for example, his 『Slash』, 『Abandonment』, and 『Hi-Walk』 alone were the basic abilities for hit and run tactic, he could defeat Goma as long as he had a sword.
In short, a hundred trash skill couldn’t beat an extremely powerful and versatile skill. The important point wasn’t how much skill was in your possession but its effect.
In addition, seeing the quartet battle against the Goma’s troops and comparing them to JuriMari combi’s battle, the latter seemed to be weaker than the former despite their similar combat oriented vocation. I mean, JuriMari didn’t give the impression of having cheat skills despite supposed to have the same skills composition as the four.
So, there’s still a great difference in mastery despite having the same skill composition. Which meant that the battle sense and individual talent might play a great role in creating such difference between two people with the same abilities and vocation.
「Thank you very much, that’s a really useful information.」
「So, what about you, Momokawa?」
「I’m also rather curious about your vocation, Momokawa-kun.」
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