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Chapter 2: A Celestial Fox’s true might

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The [War] had begun. At the same time as the start of the war, several shadows leapt out of [Creation]’s dungeon.

At the forefront were a golden-haired, fox-eared girl and a silver-haired girl.

 

“Kuina, you’re going too fast”

“But Oto-san ordered us to hurry”

 

Their true identity was that they were powerful S rank monsters made by [Creation] Demon Lord Procell.

Kuina the Celestial Fox sprinted and Rorono the Elder Dwarf followed suit. Their destination was the limestone cave made by the [Viscosity] Demon Lord.

 

“Aside from me, no one else can keep up with you; you ought to slow down a little.”

“Ah, sorry”

 

And so, Kuina slowed her pace a little. Thanks to that, the High Elves of the first platoon that were chasing after them finally caught up.

The girls then checked their surroundings. There were no one else but their ally monsters. The enemy Demon Lords didn’t yet show any indication that they would attack themselves.

 

“What do you think, Rorono-chan?”

“I’m certain they’re just waiting to see what we will do. I think they’re hoping for master to attack and split his forces, making our defense even less.”

“Yeah, I think so too.”

 

But then, Kuina twisted he mouth into a smile.

 

“Are you planning something?”

“Oto-san did say to cause as much ruckus as possible.”

 

Kuina then enhanced her magic power. Her magic power was so great, the space around her distorted.

And acting as a battery to store that magic power was each strand of hair on her golden, fluffy tail which now stood on end. Each of these strands could hold up magic power up to what a B rank mage-type monster could have.

This made the fur such a valuable material for magic tools. So much so that obtaining a single strand would allow an adventurer to live out an entire year quite luxuriously.

 

For when her beloved father, [Creation] Demon Lord Procell, needs it most, Kuina, up until now, was diligently saving up her magic power onto her fluffy tail. One reason she could spare to do so was because rather than use magic that would eat up her magic power, she was constantly using a weapon that had high offensive capabilities: a gun.

 

She had accumulated magic power in her tail equal to 120 B rank monsters’ worth which would be enough to rival an entire army. Just knowing this much would make one realize just how much outside of the norm a Celestial Fox was.

 

“Rorono-chan, so long as the enemy aims to counter us like that, there should be a high chance that a lot of their fighting force would be gathered in place where they can launch an offensive of their own right after confirming their dungeon is not under siege.  I’m gonna surprise them with a big one ♪”

 

Kuina was planning on activating a magic attack that would use an amount of magic power so large, she could just barely control it. The magic power for it, however, would come from the magic power she had stored up in the furs in her tail.

Even if it was her though, without her tail to act as a battery, releasing about 30 B rank monsters’ worth of magic power in just one magic attack wasn’t advisable even if said magic attack was indeed powerful.

By the way, Kuina would need more than half a month’s worth of time to store this much magic power.

 

 

“Whenever I look at Kuina, I feel like my common sense is going to break.”

“Rorono-chan’s also amazing though. Kuina can’t ever make something like a gun. And Kuina’s magic attacks are so specialized in area of effect destruction that in terms of pure destructive power versus a single enemy, my magic will be no match against the shotgun you made.”

 

Kuina didn’t say such out of humility; it was what she perceived as the truth.

A pragmatist at her core, she didn’t like useless things and based on her own judgement that guns were anything but useless, she grew to love them.

 

“Mhm, okay. Well then, after a long time, show us your power as a Celestial Fox”

“’Kay ♪! Watch me properly! Also, Elf-chan’s little sisters, I’d like you to lend me powers.”

 

Kuina addressed the High Elves following behind her.

 

“Yes, Kuina-sama. We’ll back your flames with our wind.”

“As expected of being trained by Elf-chan”

 

Wind could increase the intensity of flames and the wind of a powerful monster such as the B rank High Elves would increase it even further.

Originally, it was a combination technique Kuina and Ancient Elf developed and was then taught to the High Elves by Ancient Elf.

 

“At last, the enemy’s dungeon! Everyone, ready yourselves!”

 

The monsters behind her nodded and they all finally entered the dungeon.

 

 

The first room of the dungeon that Kuina’s platoon entered was a very wide space.

At the center was an underground lake where the aquatic monsters swam. Slimes, frogs, and fishmen monsters could be seen in and out of the water.

There were about 50 monsters in total. That much were gathered there due to [Steel]’s strategy. In it, any dungeon not attacked would launch an attack of their own against [Creation]’s dungeon. Thus, the Demon Lords instructed most of their fighting force to gather somewhere near their respective dungeon entrances so that the counteroffensive could be done immediately.

At that, however, Kuina just fearlessly smiled.

 

“Ahead of us aren’t obstacles, just prey, lots of prey. Perfect, a wide area. It seems like we will be able to fire up huge fireworks just like Oto-san expects.”

 

The monsters that took notice of the platoon glared and yelled at them.

Kuina didn’t flinch, much less feared them for although the enemy side had a few B rank monsters, none really stood out that could be seen as her match.

 

With frightening force, the enemy monsters rushed toward the platoon.

The fishmen monsters readied their oddly shaped spears; the slimes heaved their bodies onward; and the frog monsters moved both of their arms while their eyes coarsened.

The intelligence of most of these monsters was incredibly low. So low in fact that they couldn’t even comprehend that the monster before them was one way out of the norm: a Celestial Fox.

If any of them had any deep understanding of magic, then perhaps they would have recognized just how deadly the magic being readied right before their eyes. Magic that was already about to hit a critical point and so impatient to be released.

 

“This will be the opening act. Know the might of Oto-san’s monsters! [Golden Flamed Purgatory]!”

 

TL note: 【金炎煉獄】

 

Kuina thrusted her palms forward and released a lot flames.

The two High Elves behind her then followed suit and let loose green winds.

The area was engulfed by the sea of golden flames—flames that were unnatural to this world.

However, do not be under the assumption that Kuina released and directed her magic toward the hoard of enemies awaiting her. Instead, the magic targeted and affected the room itself to burn everything within it. Yes, it was such a great magic that it could be called a world-altering magic[1].

 

 

Next came the sound of an explosion. It was a steam explosion caused by the instantaneous evaporation of the water in the underground lake. A large number of the monsters pitifully got caught up in the explosion.

 

“Everyone, you might die if you take even just one step away from Kuina so be careful.”

 

Kuina had complete control over her flames and made it so that her magic wouldn’t affect anything behind her. However, if an ally of hers was to take even a single step outside of the area she’s protecting, even they would be swallowed mercilessly by the golden flames.

A Celestial Fox’s true flames burn everything to the ground.

 

After about five minutes, the flames finally died down. There was nothing but ashes left within a 500 meter radius of the vast limestone cave, even the underground lake was no longer there.

This was an S rank monster.

A monster capable of an attack that would release magic power was beyond absurd.

 

Afterwards, Kuina with her head held high, turned around and spoke to the platoon.

 

“Now, let’s go everyone. The [Viscosity] Demon Lord should be trying to reconsolidate his defenses! Now is the perfect opportunity for us to strike!”

 

They didn’t have enough time to spare. They were told by their father to smash the enemy’s crystal as soon as possible and they had every intention to see it done. If they could break the crystal and return to Avalon, their beloved city, as quick as their father expected—or even quicker—then they were bound to receive lots of praise from him. That alone drove Kuina forward.

 

Her line of thought wasn’t wrong but unknown to her was the powerful being lying in wait in the dungeon’s innermost room.


[1] Anti-World magic was the term used here. If the context provided isn’t enough, try reading up on noble phantasms in the Fate series


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32 thoughts on “Chapter 2: A Celestial Fox’s true might”

  1. This author needs to work on stopping the monotone, unnecessary and boring explanations. There’s no feeling that it’s a fight or anything and there’s a lot of calm explanations all the time. I don’t think it’s a good idea to explain every single part of a battle like this, what she was thinking, what she was doing, how the magic works, what happens when you do this or that… I mean, you can’t get into the story when you write like this. It breaks any and all immersion.

    It’s great that the author wants to inform the readers of what exactly happens and how everything works, but there’s a need to filter out redundant crap.

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  2. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.
    I’d be worried that Kuina had gotten carried away and blown the trump card she needed to have a chance against the A-class monster in the crystal room, but she made sure to state that her shotgun is better against a single target.
    So the way this is going the attack groups aren’t going to fail, but finding those A-class monsters at the goal will make it a much harder fight than anticipated and derail the whole “finish quick and then go back up the others” thing. And since Procell and all his monsters are on the attack, that means that the defense team will be left without backup and will suffer a hard fight (if not as overwhelming if Kuina hadn’t just wiped out one of the three attack groups). I’m betting Procell will be forced to use everything to beat all three A-classes on the principle that the best way to help the ones defending the dungeon will be to win ASAP. I’m afraid that the defense team will take heavy losses and that Wight will decide not to tell Procell for fear that he’ll turn back to help them. And it’ll end with them celebrating victory only to turn back and find that the defending group has been decimated and his crystal was only saved thanks to Stolas. And he’ll be heartbroken by the losses.
    That my prediction for this War.

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    • she can still fire of that magical nuke 3 more times from the saved mana. so yeah, not that big of a deal. and they do have massive amount of firepower from guns and bombs to deal with the single target DPS

      as for Procels team, they are the once that are the least bothered by a single strong crystal guardian. In fact, depending on exactly how strong that magical sniping is, he should be the first to finish. He can potentially just enter the dungeon, shot, and win. atleast if Elf-chan can do multiple bullet curving.

      so the only one in trouble is Wight, with his several km of deathzones, traps, minefields, barricades, mustard gas and machine gun towers/golems to hold back Steel.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Ah yes, for some reason I thought she had expended all the power she had stored in her tail in that big attack. But looking back it does say that she has 120 b rank monsters worth of power stored and only used 30’s worth in that attack, so yeah she can shoot something like that 3 more times. Still, it doesn’t seem like something she can use quickly and needs her to be free to focus and channel all that power? Would be difficult to do in a serious fight against a powerful enemy.

        And I’m mainly thinking from a storytelling perspective, that if he just handles all three of them and walks away smelling of roses, it’ll just be too easy. Plus all the death flags! If he doesn’t take some losses, I’ll be very surprised.

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  3. Burn!!

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  4. Thank you for the chapter.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. Thank you for the chapter~

    OP magic is OP~

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  7. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  8. hmm already coming up on thier trump card….or is this gonna be endless aizen moments

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  9. sdarkpaladin said:

    That cliff!!!! It’s even cliffer than kuina’s cliff!

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  10. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I’m guessing what’s waiting is one of the loaned high level monster.

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  11. Thank you very much

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  12. Thanks for the chapter

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  13. KuRuuRuu said:

    Kuina-chaaan~!! ❤❤❤
    Ooh I don’t need the magic power stored in your fluffy tail..just let me mofumofu them and it’s enough for me (,,>ᴗ<,,)
    Thank you for the chapter!!

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  14. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  15. Oooooo kuina~chann….

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  16. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  17. Thanks for the chapter!

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  18. MentalDamage said:

    Uh, new waifu 😀

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  19.   ∧_∧
     ( ´ ´∀` )
     ( つ ⊂) Thanks!!
      ) ) )  Nepu!!!
     (__)_)

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  20. misaketsuchimi said:

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

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  21. Technomo12 said:

    foreboding cliff is foreboding

    here is to hoping not to a seriously not so life changing event

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  22. SquirFail said:

    The Powerful being there is Rimuru the Trap Slime

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    • LegoTechnic said:

      While it would be funny, the monster in the Viscosity dungeon is the one given by Evil’s parent, so probably not. Actually there’s no way of knowing what it could be given the parents of the three were never stated.

      It will probably be something lame and flammable, though.

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      • Barnaby said:

        Nah, I think it will be Rorono’s time to shine when it comes to whatever’s waiting at the end

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  23. Tenkos are insane. That tail thing isn’t even listed as a skill. Granted, it was said the Celestial Fox and Elder Dwarf race still had hidden potential, but still, this is beyond OP lol

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    • she really is a single person magic brigade…

      i… am actually not sure that this is the hidden potential of Tenkos. which is frightening.

      it’s sounds more like an ability inherent to all highly magical beings. after all, phoenixes and dragons bodyparts are also traditionally use to make high rank magical objects with high magical capacity. It sort of makes sense that they are also able to use them while they are alive.

      Only, they normally use their magic for defence and offence, meaning that it’s extremely unusual for any high rank magical beast to have the opportunity or will to charge their feather/horns/whiskers/tails full of magic before they reach their peak level. At which point, why bother, a fully grown a-s rank is pretty much unbeatable as is. and maintaining highest level of battle alert at all times is bound to be exhausting.

      soo they really only would need to bother to charge while low level, at which point they don’t have enough magic to spare for being fully charged. Only Kuina is an exception, since she knows that war is coming, doesn’t need to use magic in daily life or for leveling, while having been humbled by a strong monster of the covenant enough for her to know that her power might not be enough, forcing her into looking for ways to increase her power beyond what she has in her base state.

      The Hidden potential i think is more along the lines of her being young, as seen with her age transformation. as such, her abilities has yet to grow to their full potential. she might also have the ability to gain new abilities as she grow up. fox demons are according to myth capable of gaining new abilities after all (although i hope Kuina doesn’t have to eat kidneys for it)

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    • Reaper Phoenix said:

      If the tails are like capacitors, can you make it overload?

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    • Barnaby said:

      Ahaha, First time I read about the hairs each having the capacity of a B – Rank and then it saying that she had stored enough for 120 B rank monsters had me misinterpret it as her tails having a collective of only 120 strands of hair.

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