C44: Swimming in Gold (6)
“Hey! Something’s coming from down there!”
“What? A millennial whale?”
Nono jumps down from the top of the mast. She spins around like a cat that has fallen from a high place and lands on top of the hull with a light step.
“Where is it?!”
“Right under the ship! It’ll be here soon!”
“Aye! Evasive maneuvers!”
Nono pushes the button on the tiller. The magic item built into the ship is activated, and the ship moves forward with great force. The moment the ship moved, a large black shadow appeared on the surface of the sea where we had just been. The next moment, a huge monster emerges with a huge wave.
“Noooooooo! It’s not a millennial whale!”
What emerged from the sea was not a millennial whale, but a monster called “Demon Kraken.” The giant squid, shrouded in jet black, is the natural enemy of sailors, dragging even large ships into the sea with its ten serpent-like arms.
Kagehiko growled with a grim expression on his face. He had encountered the monster in front of him in the past when he was traveling with the hero party.
The bad thing about the Demon Kraken is that it has very high magic resistance, making it a natural enemy for the wizard Kagehiko.
(That time Yuji sliced off his tentacle with the holy sword and ran away. What to do this time?)
If Kagehiko unleashed his magic at maximum power, he might be able to deal a fatal blow to the monster in front of him. However, the ship would be swallowed up by the massive wave generated in the process.
“It’s grabbing me!”
“Nyannya! Fire the cannon!”
The cannons, which are magic items, do not require gunpowder or sparks, but can be fired by loading them and putting magic power into them.
“Nya nya nya nya! Emergency evasive maneuver! Emergency turn!”
“Damn it! We haven’t even seen a whale yet!”
With Nono at the wheel, the ship races across the sea in all directions. The Demon Kraken follows close behind, and Kagehiko fires the cannon incessantly.
“Nya! I’m at my limit!”
“What do you mean?”
Eventually, however, the magic item reached its limit. The power that was moving the ship stopped functioning, and the Demon Kraken caught up with us. The thick squid arms became entangled in the hull and masts of the ship. The arms, a mass of muscle, strangled the wooden ship, destroying it.
“Oh no, the ship’s going to be crushed!”
“We’ve got no choice! I’ll use my trump card!”
Nono pulled the lever on the side of the rudder as hard as she could. The forward part of the hull opened up and down, and a huge spear thrust out with great force.
“What is that?!”
“Ha-ha-ha-ha! Are you surprised? This is my ultimate weapon, the Sea Dragon Slayer!”
“I’m honestly surprised.”
A huge spear with a spiral attached to it spun at high speed and gouged the body of the Demon Kraken. Black blood and ink spewed out, darkening the sea. The squid’s arms loosened and the ship was released. The body struggles desperately to pull out the Sea Dragon Slayer.
“Hmmm, once the spear is in, it will not come out until you die! I’ll have you for dinner tonight!”
“I’m pretty sure that’s not good…….”
Suddenly, a shadow was caught in the search magic that was still in effect.
“This is bad!”
“Hey, what’s wrong with you?”
“I think it’s coming this time. The millennial whale.”
A huge shadow appeared from the sea. A shadow far more massive than the Daemon Kraken. It was as if an island itself, not just an iceberg, had appeared. A huge wave like a tsunami rose up at the appearance of the huge monster, covering the ship and the Daemon Kraken.
After creating a huge wave, the millennial whale raised its large mouth and swallowed the ship and the demon kraken. After that the millennial whale disappeared back into the sea.
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