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Chapter 11: [Burst Drive]

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We had just burned the monsters surrounding Marcho’s dungeon. By doing so, we had secured the entrance to her dungeon.

Before going in though, I had made the High Elves, who had excellent magic perception, search for any Transfer array the enemy might have set up.

I wanted to prevent enemy reinforcements from appearing as much as possible.

 

In the lead were me, Rorono, Rozelitte, and the Avalon-Ritters. The other members of the assault force entered the dungeon a little later than we did.

To prevent any attacks from the back of the assault force, the defense force were stationed right before the entrance to the dungeon.

 

“Rozelitte, don’t forget to communicate with the defense force every five minutes, okay?”

“Rest assured, Procell-sama.”

 

If the old Demon Lords got serious, it was possible that the defense force outside could be wiped out.

 

Rozelitte’s Wide-range Empathy allowed us to have constant communication with the defense force. If in case there was no reply from them, it would mean that their defensive line have been broken through and that we must go forward while keeping an eye on our back.

 

Technically, we were not the ones in the lead.

Rather, it was the intelligence corps in the other dimension.

R’lyeh Diva, who headed the intelligence corps, was sending me reports while fighting in that other dimension. Along with complaints of being overworked.

 

The first dungeon room was a labyrinth made of stone. After walking a while, we came upon an open area. In that moment, we saw the enemy army. In their anticipation of us, they had arranged themselves into a semi-circle formation.

Their count exceeded more than a hundred. There were many humanoid monsters and at that, most seemed to be magic users.

Frustratingly, they had already finished their chants for their magic spells and were ready to fire wide-range destructive magic at any time.

 

From the overwhelming amount of magic power, I surmised that there were several A rank monsters among them. If we were to be directly hit by their spells, it was more than likely that we would be annihilated in an instant.

 

Defense-wise, it was understandable for them to do so. After all, the most efficient way to eliminate us, the intruders, was to gather us in one place–preferably right after a direct, straightforward path we had to go through–and then use ranged magic.

 

Fortunately for me, there was nothing I could not respond to so long as I had R’lyeh Diva to provide me with intelligence reports.

She was capable of sending such reports through bodies of water. For this campaign, I wore a gemmed earing. The gem of which was a crystal with water in it. And so, through the earring, I heard R’lyeh Diva’s voice.

 

I will not waste the information Ruru has sent me while fighting in that other dimension.

 

“Rorono, make the Avalon-Ritters use that.”

“Mhm, understood, master.”

 

Rorono, who controlled the Avalon-Ritters, instructed them to activate the new weapon they had.

 

Rorono had perfected a fundamental theory for what was originally an equipment for the Mithril Golems but its consumption of magic power proved to be too much for them.

 

This equipment seemed impractical but it was exceedingly powerful. And so, three days ago, thinking whether it could be equipped on the Avalon-Ritters who had twin-drives, I instructed Rorono to put it into actual use.

And Rorono delivered.

 

“Watch them, master. From the first unit up to the fifth, activate anti-magic shell.”

 

LNvol5 (10)

 

Five of the fifteen Avalon-Ritters here began operating their twin-drives at full-throttle.

An overwhelming–and perhaps excessive–amount of magic power was generated. All of which were then supplied to the unit attached on their backs.

 

At almost the same time, the enemy offensive spells were fired. The enemies being comprised of many A rank monsters, a barrage of fire, lightning, water, darkness, light, and many other wide-area spells flew.

It was enough to make one tremble. The number and might of the spells had made me realize the true might of monsters under an old Demon Lord. As I was currently, I couldn’t match such number of powerful spells.

 

That didn’t mean I was afraid for my safety, though.

Even though we couldn’t win through brute force, my monsters were still the best in the world. I believed in the might of the equipment Rorono made.

 

A force field then began to form in the center of the Avalon-Ritters. That force field took on the form of a dome and spread as wide as a few hundred meters. As a result, the magic spells fired off by the enemies were all erased.

 

“As expected of you, Rorono.”

“This much is natural. After all, magic is the changing of the laws of the world through the application of one’s magic power. In theory then, if we use large amounts of magic power to tell the world to not do anything in a specified area, no magic spells can be produced.”

 

Rorono explained the principle behind the anti-magic shell.

Having shown the overwhelming might of the new equipment, she looked triumphant.

I decided to brush her soft, silver hair and in response, she smiled with squinted eyes.

 

Anyway, that was the fundamental theory but she had dedicated herself into finding ways to improve the anti-magic shell. For example, it could be used with sonar weapons so that enemies would lose focus.

 

Furthermore, the Avalon-Ritters had another ace up in their sleeves.

 

“First unit until the fifth, maintain the anti-magic shell. Sixth until fifteenth, activate [Burst Drive]”

 

The ten remaining Avalon-Riiters made their twin-drives run even fiercer.

The twin-drives thus exhibited a tremendous amount of magic power. That wasn’t all. The particles of light it produced also shined even fiercer and even more dazzling.

This performance was beyond what the twin-drive system was capable of.

 

“Avalon-Ritters, burn yourselves and eliminate the enemies.”

 

By Rorono’s instruction, the ten Avalon-Ritters who weren’t using the anti-magic shell rushed forward.

 

The Avalon-Ritters’ power source was like a generator without a battery in the sense that the cores continually produced magic power but was unable to store any excess and unused power.

This inefficiency was a weak point.

To fix it then, Rorono added a battery in the form of the fur in Kuina’s tail. The reason why the fur on Kuina’s tail was chosen was because it boasted the capability to store an absurd amount of magic power.

As a result, the Avalon-Ritters were then able to make use simultaneously of the magic power continuously generated by their cores and also of the magic power charged within the fur, essentially creating another core. This quasi-triple drive set up was the basis for why it was called the [Burst Drive].

 

Even though it was only for a short while–for as long as the fur had magic power remaining in it, to be exact–these golems were comparable to even S rank monsters.

 

“Master, please look at the might of the ultimate golems I have made.”

 

Just when I thought the particles of magic power were building up too much on the thrusters located on the back of the Avalon-Ritters, they vanished. Converting their magic power into kinetic energy allowed them to move at such abnormal speeds.

 

In their hands were very durable orichalcum lances.

Naturally, the durability and length of the lances were not its only features. It was a weapon that caused molecular destruction; anything it touched would be destroyed.

 

“GYAAAA”

“GAAAAA”

“No, no, no way”

 

The screams of the enemy monsters could be heard.

The Avalon-Ritters penetrated the enemy lines like a bullet and rampaged as they pleased.

They traveled at over three times the speed of sound. The moment the enemies came into contact with the Avalon-Ritters, who became these unreasonably massive weapons, the said enemies were simply blown away.

 

There was a reason why the Avalon-Ritters didn’t use swords and that was because swords were hard to wield properly at such speeds. There was even the chance that swinging a sword while going that fast could rip off the golems’ arms.

So, for that reason, we had decided it was best for them to ram into the enemies with a lance facing forward.

 

The ten Avalon-Ritters used three magic.

1. The conversion of their magic power into kinetic energy.

2. The lance of molecular destruction.

3. And the one for increasing their durability.

They needed only those three and nothing else. They were fast, strong, and durable.

 

The first five Avalon-Ritters were still keeping the anti-magic shell active but since it only interfered with magic that affected the physical world, the Avalon-Ritters’ three magic, which only affected themselves, worked unhindered.

 

In short, this was a fight between enemies geared for wide-area attacks but were no longer able to use magic and the ultra-fast, ultra-durable, and ultra-strong Avalon-Ritters.

Given that, the result was obvious.

Each time the thrusters on the back of the golems shined, at least one enemy monster was turned into minced meat.

 

“So this is [Burst Drive], huh.”

“Mhm. However, it still has many weak points. They’re fast but they only move in a straight path, making them predictable. A first class monster like Kuina will be able deal with them. Even if the golems move fast enough that the naked eye can’t keep up, they won’t be able to charge through Kuina, especially with her Precognition and Ultra-rapid Reflexes. Furthermore, the golems are also weak to enemies that fly.”

 

Rorono calmly analyzed the performance of the Avalon-Ritters.

As she did so, the massacre went on.

When the Avalon-Ritters stopped moving, not one enemy monster was left.

A certain number of enemies escaped but there was no real need to chase after them.

 

“Alright, let’s go further in. Thank the Avalon-Ritters for me.”

“They did accomplish their task but…”

“I know and that’s what I meant. Just their presence is enough of a weapon. The enemies will be none the wiser.”

“The golems still need to improve.”

 

The anti-magic shell generating equipment were already burnt out.

Meanwhile, for the 6th to 15th golems, their thrusters were damaged from the excessive amount of magic power poured into it. Also, their battery unit were no longer usable.

In just a few minutes of operation, all the Avalon-Ritters neared their limits.

 

The bodies of the first five, the ones that had anti-magic shell equipment, were still functional but the ten that used [Burst Drive] were beyond repair; all that could be done was to remove their twin-drives in order to salvage them.

 

I knew that this would happen. Their power was just too much to the point that even their bodies made of orichalcum could not withstand it.

By treating them as disposable fighting force, we could bump their performance from being upper A rank units to S rank equivalent ones. A luxury weapon, so to speak.

However, I didn’t regret deploying them here.

There were a lot of enemy A rank monsters here and fighting them head on would cause my main force to become exhausted or worse. That was something I wouldn’t allow.

There was one other purpose for using them now and that was to show off the might of the Avalon-Ritters. By doing so, the enemy would make counter-measures out of fear despite the fact that the Avalon-Ritters could not use [Burst Drive] again.

 

“Okay, let’s go further in, shall we?”

 

We still had a long way ahead of us.

Despite the hardships, we will absolutely advance forward. Our primary goal right now is to meet up with Marcho’s monsters as soon as possible.

 


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50 thoughts on “Chapter 11: [Burst Drive]”

  1. bellcross13 said:

    Author totally forgot about the browning heavy machinegun barrage.

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    • She did, however, give us the first believable anti-magic field i have ever read about. That one was pretty smart.

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  2. Thx for the chapter :3
    in my mind i hear “boost” like certain Op*ai dragon

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  3. thanks for the chpater 😀

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  4. saihamaru said:

    burst drive? more like GN drive 😀

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  5. philippespalla said:

    thanks for the chapter XD

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  6. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.

    He’s making good use of his expendable forces, but no doubt he has one or two trump cards ready for when things get serious.

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    • And with “expendable” you mean the irreplaceable Golems?

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Yes. They’re a lot more expendable than individual monsters who are self-aware. Plus they can be rebuilt so long as the cores are recovered, even if ones like the Avalon-ritters will take a lot more time, effort and expense to rebuild. It’s hard on his finances, but a soft hearted guy like Procell would sooner pay the costs for making new ones that have his monsters die.

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      • “will take a lot more time, effort and expense to rebuild”
        You understand what I meant with “irreplaceable” at least. Seeing how he still has machine guns, mortars, explosives, rifles, pistols, incendiary grenades, you name it, burning his golems like he did was both very rool of cool and immeasurably stupid. stupid.

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  7. Thanks for the treat.

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  8. BOOSTER! BOOSTER!!! BOOSTER!!!
    The Mini Gundam become more powerful now trololololol ahahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

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  9. DarkWolf907 said:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  10. Thanks for the chapter (/>∆<)/

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  12. Thanks for the chapter.

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  13. sdarkpaladin said:

    The golems have twin drive systems. But they lack Trans-am!

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  14. Thanks for the chapter.

    “For example, it could be used with sonar weapons so that enemies would lose focus.”

    This dude made an EMP for magic… Damn. And even his disposable monsters are powerful, but for a monster made of Orichalcum to be disposable though, not sure how I feel about that since they said before it takes 2 days to make one Avalon-Ritzer and its an A rank monster. Even B rank is enough to be in the main force for other Demon Lords so to throw away an A rank… my heart weeps.

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  15. Overclocking your golems is all well and goos, but couldn’t he have just used mass numbers of mithril golems to accomplish the sane feat since it’s pretty much a bull rush with a lance?

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    • Myth golems are slower than the Avalon-Ritzer’s so its not possible to use that strategy. The best he could have done with myth golems was to just make them walk up to the enemies or fire the gattling gun. Of course Rorono was focused on making the Avalon’s due to their power being way above a myth so there’s that.

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    • svnhddbst said:

      the point is “shock and awe” to scare an enemy into thinking you are something you aren’t, they dump everything into defeating the “scary” tactic, and ignore the more mundane “throw bullets lots” tactics.

      they’ve now seen the blitz, and napalm bombs, anyone would focus their resources on dealing with those two, since not doing so results in an instant loss. right now the time limit to making new tactics and plans is restricted, so any resources misallocated, are resources lost.

      loss of blitz and napalm, but the enemies will lose resources to trying to prevent further losses, and those resources will be no longer available to deal with “golem used gun on target”.

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    • He said that there are a lot of A rank monsters in there. We already seen the might of A rank monsters from old Demon lords (Kuuhaku,Arch Demon, Orichalcum Gargoyle) if it’s those guys (even if the monster is not on the same grade as Kuuhaku since that guy seems to be in the upper rank of A rank monsters) they will surely survive even if they can’t defeat the mithril golems that is equipped with machine guns.

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  16. Thanks for the chapter.

    Looks like Procell is the man with the plan.

    Step 1: Show how OP my disposable monsters can be.
    Step 2: ?
    Step 3: Loli Marcho for the loli harem.

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  17. In worst case he may need to nuke enermy’s dungeon to destroy their crystal.

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  18. Thank you for the chapter~

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  19. Trans-am?

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  20. thanks for the chapter

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  21. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Mach 3 in an enclosed space and those golems didn’t hit the wall? Also no mention of a sonic boom.

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  22. [To fix it then, Rorono added a battery in the form of the fur in Kuina’s tail. The reason why the fur on Kuina’s tail was chosen was because it boasted the capability to store an absurd amount of magic power.]

    I can just imagine Rorona, running around with clippers on hand, chasing after a teary-eyed Kuina

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  23. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  24. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work!

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  25. But wouldn’t that make their attack patterns pretty simple. ( All they are doing is dashing around spearing anything in their way ) I’m pretty sure this fight didn’t take that long so as long a the opposition is able to dodge them for a short about time They’ll just burn themselves out…kind of a waste.

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    • Yes, that’s the weakpoint Rorono pointed out.

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      • I thought Ritter was supposed to be useful but in this mode with a weakness this big I really can’t see them as a threat for A rank demon aside from the ability of spear. Pretty much I’m just amazed they could take out so many high rank demons with such a simple attack pattern even with speed being in their favor

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      • In my opinion, it was because of the anti-magic shell against mage type monsters. The short amount of time of confusion due to not being able to use aoe magic may just be enough. Plus, some enemies managed to fall back so it wasn’t really an annihilation. But yeah, you’re right, if it were me, I wouldn’t expect them to match against A rank monsters in a fair fight.

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    • try to dodge anything that moves a march 3 is not something you just do even if you know what way 1 is comming from but you have to keep track of 10 at the same time and all the time meaning you need to know where all 10 are 100% of the time else you are dead and that is not easy in a closed space with limited room to dodge in.

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      • But these high ranking demon with abilities and battle experience even taking into account that these are lesser of them and the space isnt that confined seeing as their are so many demon in here. And I’m not saying they are at Kohaku’s level but I don’t see him being done in with this kind of attack

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    • The biggest threat of Avalon ritters is that they are massed produced A rank monsters that can become disposable at any time. Demon lords don’t normally mass produce A rank monsters and use them as disposables.

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      • Ya, I got that. My point was it’s kinda of a waste to make them disposable when they don’t need to be. Having them gun enemies down with overwhelming firepower and mobility would have done just a well without turning such a work of art into trash after a few seconds of dashing around the battle field

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  26. Thanks for the chapter as always~
    Hoho, that burst drive was intense! Imagine when Rorono managed to upgrade it, even making it able to move in more than 1 direction is already great! But I imagine she will be able to make the Avalon-Ritters able to reuse it.. they would still have weakness though -like that they can only use it for 10 minutes before having to rest for 1 hours- or it would be too imbalanced..
    Can’t wait to see it! Hahaha imagine it! An army of quasi S rank golem!

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  27. He sure is burning through his resources.

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  28. Oooh… killing them with extreme speed and swiftness! Me likey!

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  29. Thank you!

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  30. This is just a guess but for Fel’s name, I think the Fel (Feru) part came from the first and last syllable of Fenrir (FEnriRU). Of course, the latter half of her name came from Marchosias.

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