All of the golems that collided into Captain Fantasy’s legs toppled over with the momentum they were charging over with.
“Hahah! Fire all cannons!”
Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow!
The five different element magic cannons, which the Sage had told me about, fired simultaneously, and the projectiles exploded gloriously in the center of the enemy line. Although the mana tank was depleted in proportion to the degree of that explosion, it was a welcome thing for me.
Magic Power(A)→Magic Power(S)
My Magic Power proficiency had suddenly skyrocketed in the process of recharging the mana tank. The enemy, however, didn’t know this.
“Do not ever retreat!”
“His mana can’t be infinite!”
“Calm down! Go for a battle of attrition!”
The northern continent allied forces ceaselessly sent in their fighters, putting out everything they had without rest with the hope that I would be exhausted at some point. But it was too late by the time they eventually realized something was strange—the amount of forces they had expended was already too much.
This was a trait of the Dark Commerce. When there was no achievement, they would either make investments again or even take illegal measures until they saw benefit in the end; thus, the allied forces didn’t surrender.
They couldn’t stop the battle.
Magic Power(S)→Magic Power(SS)
Until the entire forces of the crimson golems scattered across the northern continent was spent. And of course, Captain Fantasy remained in good shape.
Thus the curtains fell over the battle that was embarrassing to even be called a battle. The other continents were in the midst of fierce fighting, as ever, but the northern continent had entered the clean-up stage.
Almost all of the kingdoms sent had their intention to surrender, but I didn’t accept.
‘Well aren’t you asking a strange question, Miss Trainee Teacher.’
At present, the state of the northern continent’s political and economical health was no different than hell on earth, and this was because all the countries had imposed an astronomical tax on their citizens after owing debts to the Dark Commerce. The people of those countries committed all kinds of deeds due to the issue of money; murder, plunder, prostitution, blackmail, abduction…
And I was to forgive the ones who had caused all this?
“Out of the question. Off with their heads, the lot of them.”
Thunk! Thunk! Thunk!
As I went around the territories, cities, villages and so on that were scattered about the northern continent, I publicly executed all those of the royalty, nobles, and Dark Commerce associates. Men, women, children, elderly, relatives, neighbors… I made no exceptions if they were related in the slightest. Some among them cried out that they were being wronged, and some even begged to at least have their innocent wives and young children to be spared.
But I turned down all of their appeals. It was obvious they would be beaten to death by the enraged citizens even if they were spared from the execution, after all, and the only thing that would await the spared women would be a horrible experience on top of death. And it was even more impossible for me to take responsibility and protect them.
“All hail Prince Hantsoo!”
“Thank you, Sir Hero!”
“Sob-sob! Thank you.”
The countless citizens who watched the executions would praise me while shedding tears and dripping snot. While it was good that my reputation was rising, I didn’t feel happy.
It felt like I had become the king of beggars.
“I’ll leave the rest to you, Sage.”
So I decided to entrust matters to the Sage—I wanted to take action with the super robot, not to rebuild the destroyed countries, cities, villages and so on.
The Sage replied in a gallant manner.
“Haha! Don’t worry. Our heavenly lady goddess is taking good care of things. As a former Hero, she is valiant on the battlefield, but she is also extremely skilled in dealing with quiet paperwork. Of course, in the bed to—Augh!”
“You and your wagging tongue…”
The Sage staggered weakly from being elbowed in the side by Golem D, but on his lips was a broad smile. Surprisingly enough, he didn’t get a nosebleed. Was it that a golem was fine even if it was a beautiful female? I simply couldn’t comprehend the criterion.
But in any case, it was as the Sage had boasted. Golem D was extremely good at things such as paperwork as she didn’t feel physical or mental fatigue in the least. I could sense the weariness of Holy Sword 3’s soul contained in the golem, but filled by the righteous desire to save the suffering northern continent citizens, she didn’t utter a single word of complaint despite the harsh labor.
▶Gratified: They’re a couple that strangely suit each other well.
I felt it was strange from the moment Holy Sword 3 had suggested to accept the Sage as a companion. A beautiful and noble Hero while alive?
It turned out she was nothing but an old maid starved for a man.
▶At a Loss: You don’t have to go that far…
Even the Ice Princess, who had played an active role in her own way out of sight, was being called ‘crown princess’ or ‘Sir Hero’s wife’ by others before I knew it.
“This hussy’s fabricating things and inciting the people…”
She was trying to turn a fine bachelor into a married man. I had intended on kicking her ass for the crime of being detestable, yet I couldn’t find even her shadow—she was no doubt freezing people again somewhere.
And thus I continued to settle things in the northern continent, making my way to the core of the Dark Commerce who had led this war…!
A mass of Dark Energy abruptly attacked my five golems like a lightning strike.
Pow! Bang! Boom!
My super robot that I took pride in disintegrated in mid air like a firecracker. Had I been conceited, perhaps? This tragic event had resulted from boldly transforming and combining before the enemies’ eyes.
A wave of dizziness washed over me.
“How could you attack while it was combining!”
‘You cowardly bastard that doesn’t know romance! Show yourself this instant!’
“Hmph! I do what I—Kyah?!”
It turned out not to be a cowardly bastard, but a shrew instead; however, the amount of Dark Energy she possessed wasn’t ordinary. In fact, it was gradually increasing.
‘This is above SSS-rank, isn’t it?’
I had shot divine lightning without hesitation to split apart the shrew’s pretty little head.
‘Mm? Maybe her head’s harder than I thought.’
“You cowardly bastard! How could you attack while I’m transforming!”
“Hmph! I do what I want!”
▶Bewildered: A cowardly couple that strangely suit each other…
And thus our fateful meeting began in a cowardly manner.
Hunnybuttachips : I’d like to apologize for my lacking range of onomatopoeias.
Fujimaru : Chapter 69 and 70 will come out tomorrow, sorry for the delay!
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