T.N: In this chapter, I will add “girl” for the magician and vanguard in “Red Oath” and “Goddess’ Servant”
Mile Novel (Cliffhanger 6/9) Chapter 198: Mysterious Kidnapper 6
『These people, we will just leave them here as they are』(Mile)
The 16 men lost their fighting power, their weapons were stored in Mile’s item box and they were tied up with Mile’s threads.
Because the thread is thin and strong, Mile tied those men’s thumbs together with their hands.
If they forcibly apply force, their thumbs would fall off.
Those men thought that such a thin thread could be cut off and they even thought about breaking it off with their power later.
They turned pale after listening to it.
They can’t stand it, for a swordsman to lose his thumb.
We don’t have time for an interrogation,
The kidnappers are still nearby,
We are going to pursue them as soon as possible,
Mile tied up those men limbs and fingers, bound the men together, and attached them to a big tree so they couldn’t escape.
Unlike the rope, they were tied firmly with a thin thread so they couldn’t break free unless they cut it with a knife, no… there’s no knife that can cut this thread.
And, of course, all the swords, knives, etc. were already stored in Mile’s Item box.
Mile and Pauline also cast healing magic on the men who seem to have bad wounds.
Of course, Mile and Pauline didn’t heal them completely.
Only heal them to keep them alive.
It’s《Red oath》’s average healing magic for bandits and the like.
Unlike《Red oath》, 《Goddess’ servant》 don’t have a strong magical power magician to cure the enemies. The enemies were often left unattended.
As they looked at it, the 《goddess’ servant》 opened their eyes wide in surprise.
And, when Mile started walking ahead,《Red oath》and 《goddess’ servant》 followed after her in a panic.
At this point, Mile had already grasped the location of the kidnapper and Faril-chan by detection magic.
So, the previous battle was just 《eliminating the obstacle》, not for information gathering.
And, as she knew the fact that Faril-chan is still safe and grasping her location, Mile felt a little relieved.
Otherwise, she won’t take extra time to capture those men in the previous battle.
And even though she doesn’t want to kill anyone, in an emergency, she could just break the bones in their body as long as she could still keep them alive.
It got quite dark, but it’s no problem for Mile to walk.
And after walking for a while Mile suddenly stopped at a certain place.
『… There they are』(Mile)
Because it’s really dark, everyone couldn’t see clearly.
They also moved in a line, so they crashed into the person ahead.
And everyone looked at the direction pointed by Mile from among the trees,
the place Mile pointed at is where there’s no tree, it’s a wide vacant lot.
There are people who wore black cloak just like the men back there.
And there are nearly 30 men wearing a matching black cloak.
There seems to be no woman.
Around more than 20 people are standing in a circle surrounding the center of the vacant lot. The other 7-8 people are standing outside to look out.
Those men from the inner circle are holding staves, they seem to be magicians.
And the men on outer circle equipped with swords.
Apparently, they seem to be the vanguards for those magicians.
There are several bonfires here and there in the center vacant lot, to light up the surroundings.
And in the center of the circle …
『… Lattice Force Barrier!』(Mile)
After Mile muttered it in a small voice, she finally felt secure.
『With this, I am relieved!』(Mile)
Yes, in the center of the circle, there’s Faril-chan, who was laid on the ground with sheets of clothes covering her body.
Mile’s high-performance eyes could see Faril-chan’s chest moving up and down due to breathing.
After confirming the safety of Faril-chan, she cast a Lattice Force Barrier!
And now, the safety of Faril-chan is absolutely guaranteed…
No matter how fierce the battle will be.
『What shall we do…?
Apparently, the men on the inside are all magicians,
We will not be able to go straight to battle like before.
And if we go out carelessly, we will be at a disadvantage.
Besides, if they took Faril-chan as the hostage, we will not be able to fight.
And we can’t do any surprise attack with Rena-chan’s group’s magic,
Because we might also injure Faril-chan …』(Telyucia)
Apparently, the previous lookout personnel didn’t include magicians.
All magicians seemed to gather here.
Well, it was obvious that the ratio to vanguards in the last group was too high.
It was because the magicians are all gathered here.
And when everyone was wondering with Telyucia’s words …
『Well, shall we go?』(Mile)
As she said that, Mile walked ahead.
The 《goddess’ servant》were stunned by looking at it while the 《Red oath》shrugged their shoulders following after Mile.
『Wha…wha…, what are you doing!
Are you out of your mind, have you lost your normal judgment?
Maevis turned back and replied to Telyucia who is trying to stop Mile and others.
『Well, it’s an average thing for Mile, so ……』(Maevis)
『What… is it!? It does not explain anything at all!』(Telyucia)
Telyucia is still not convinced by Maevis’ words.
And the《Red oath》 are walking right beside Mile,
It’s inevitable, the 《goddess’ servant》 panic and following after.
『Geez, I don’t know and don’t care about whatever happens anymore!』(Telyucia)
Safety first, that is the priority of the 《goddess’ servant》
They have been always gone into action after preparing everything and a backup plan.
And now, they have an uneasy face for the 《dangerous act without preparing an escape path》
But there was no way they could abandon Faril-chan or leave everything to the 《Red oath》
And they hurried following after.
『What the…, who are you!?』(Swordsman 17)
One of the men noticed the girls coming.
Of course, there’s no tree in this vacant lot, unlike the previous place.
And those men must also hear the alarm “bird squeaking’s code” before. After that, they dispatch 16 vanguards to deal with intruders.
And now, when they still didn’t hear anything from their fellows about the battle but there was a group of girls coming their way.
They must also guess the result from the fact that Mile’s group already appeared here.
『I come to take back my Faril-chan』(Mile)
All the vanguard men from the outside gathered and were standing in front of Mile.
And those men unleashed their sword without saying anything else to Mile.
And those men from the inner circle, 6 magicians were dispatched to support.
And the other 15 – 16 magicians started muttering some dubious thing without paying attention to Mile.
Other girls were afraid it was an attack magic, but the chant wasn’t the words for a specific attack.
It’s only some abstract words continuously.
It was like a prayer to God …
However, when they pray to “something” to devour a loli, that “something” isn’t a god, but an evil god.
『We will deal with them quickly!
We must get back soon and join the cast of summoning spells!』(Magician 1)
One of the magicians who came out to support “kindly” taught Mile the information.
『Summoning spell …』(Mile)
Mile muttered in a low voice.
Summon + deprived loli = Sacrifice.
With the knowledge of Mile’s previous life, she could not think of any other combination.
『…..…A HA HA』(Mile)
Three girls: Rena, Maevis, and Pauline opened their eyes in astonishment.
『A HA HA HA……..』(Mile)
Mile is laughing … with a face whose eyes are not laughing at all.
『A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA』(Mile)
And those eyes that are not laughing at all, were completely dead.
If you express it with manga, it was a swirling circle that sucks everything …
And the enemy magicians cast their magic.
5 magicians released attack magic, the last magician was holding defensive magic in case of a counter attack.
Of the 5 fireballs, 3 fireballs were aiming at the magician girls one by one,
and the last 2 fireballs were aiming at each party’s vanguard girls.
Even their opponent are just little girls, the fact that they have defeated 16 vanguards to come here means these girls must have someone strong with magic.
Young vanguards and female on top of that, can’t be experts and defeating a lot of adult male vanguards. (T.N: common sense)
But the magical power isn’t related much to their age or experience. A young genius magician can still win an elder magician.
So, 3 magicians aim their fireball magic at the 3 girls who’re holding staves and seems to be magicians.
And other 2 magicians also release fireball to the vanguard girls of each party to distract and cause damage.
Fireball is a flame bullet type, it will explode even if the vanguard girls blocks it with a sword.
And it can still cause damage just like that.
And the last magician holds a defense magic in preparation for a counter magical attack from the girls …
It is a perfect tactic.
As for the 3 fireballs flew towards the 《Red oath》, 2 fireballs were blocked by Rena and Pauline’s defense magic respectively.
And the 3rd fireball that headed to the vanguard girls: Mile and Maevis.
At the moment when Maevis slashed it by the sword, the fireball fades away without any sound.
Maevis stood before Mile and slashed the fireball.
She excitedly waiting, showed off her first anti-magic sword at the beginning of the battle, expressing a joyful expression that this day has finally come.
On the other hand, the《goddess’ servant》’s only magician girl Raselina is kind of weak, but she could still manage to prevent the fireball with a fire bolt that she desperately trained before.
At the same time, Tasia shot her arrow to the last fireball and make it exploded in the air.
Fireballs are much slower than arrows and firebolt,
So, there’s no difficulty for a high accuracy archer and magician to intercept the fireballs that won’t change its trajectory.
However, it was quite a shock for enemy magicians that all 5 magic attacks were handled easily.
Especially, Maevis’《Anti-magic Sword》
They could understand if it was magic defense.
Because it’s common sense for magicians to use magic defense to block enemy’s magical attack.
So, in order to avoid the magician girls to protect all the girls, all the magicians have attacked at the same time.
Even the magician girls can use magic to defend themselves, they still need more times to cast the next magic defense.
During that time, they can’t protect the vanguard girls from magical attack.
If the vanguard girls were injured or distracted, the vanguard men would be easier to attack and defeat all the girls.
They thought 5 fireballs magic was enough to do it.
However, everything is completely prevented, the girls are certainly unscathed at all.
Moreover, the interception of explosive system magic 《Fire bomb》with bow and arrow.
… Well, that is nice.
There is such a method,
and it requires a great accuracy to do it.
But there was something strange here.
Someone slashed the explosive system magic with a sword, and not causing an explosion.
The magic disappears as if nothing happened.
There cannot be such thing. It’s impossible.
Including the defense magic, the magical warfare which started with six magicians were completely prevented by 3 magician girls and a bowman … and a swordsman.
And there were 6 magicians who were dumbfounded at the unbelievable fact that 8 vanguard swordsmen lost the timing to attack.