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I was sold at the lowest price C379: Hesitation
As I was hesitating to attack the sleeping woman, the four arms machine me with its staff. It seemed to have a lot of power as well as magical blows, and I received a rather heavy blow.
“Feri! What the hell was that! What’s going on here?”
I couldn’t get the sound of the woman’s death wish out of my head and couldn’t decide what to do.
“It’s probably the direct connection between a person and the Ludia Core, also known as the Direct Connection……Epsilon Core, which is an evil method. It is an inhumane technology that treats people as parts of a magicraft, and was banned even in ancient civilizations. I had no idea that they had developed it to a practical level…….”
Epsilon core doesn’t sound right, but I agree that it’s an evil method. It doesn’t sound good in any way.
“What am I supposed to do now?”
“……The capsule part that lost its armor is the weak point. If you destroy the Epsilon core, you can stop that magicraft.”
“No, that’s not it! Can’t we save that girl?”
“Unfortunately, it will be difficult. The Epsilon core also acts as a life support system, and if she is ripped out of the core, she will die immediately. Even if we can successfully remove it and maintain life, it is unknown if she can recover from the astral damage. I think the best thing to do is to shut down its vital functions, as that core wants us to do.”
When I heard that, my mind was made up.
“Okay! If there’s a possibility, I’ll help! Is there any way to defeat that magicraft without damaging the core?”
Feri’s reaction to those words stopped for a moment. Just as I began to worry that I had said something that offended her, the answer came back.
“Sometimes I think that I am no longer a person…….Even my emotions have been converted into data, and my thoughts, which can only think rationally at all times, are more AI than human…….Thank you, Yuta. I am glad that you remind me of my emotions this way. Yes, it’s true that there is a possibility but please be prepared. It is extremely difficult to stop that magicraft without destroying the core.”
“I know. But I don’t want to make that choice.”
“All right. Then destroy the large elemental line on his back and the telekinetic amplification device on his head. Whether it will stop depends on the structure, but I think it’s the most promising option.”
“Back and head.”
At that moment, I heard the woman’s sorrowful voice again.
“I’m in pain……kill me……kill me and let me go……”
However, despite her words, the attacks of the four arms machine became even more intense. I couldn’t attack it carelessly, but it unleashed a merciless magic strike at me. Perhaps I was too upset, but I couldn’t avoid the attack and received a heavy impact on my body.
“……Kiyone! Did you hear what I said?”
“Yes. You’re going to save the woman.”
She seemed to be listening to the conversation between me and Feri while she was taking down the zombie magicrafts that were moving around her.
“I can’t do this by myself. I need your help!”
“All right. What do you want me to do?”
“I’m taking all the fire, so I need you to go around the back and cut off the head.”
“I’ll see what I can do.”
Kiyone then moved quickly and disappeared. I decided to attack softly to attract the attention of the four arms machine, so as not to damage the core.
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