Chapter 16 - 2nd Passage of the Legend: The Duel with the Dragon Princess (last part)
“As strong as a tempest as fast as a gale, bring your divinity and turn it into a strong gust of wind! Howl! My Divine Dragon Slaying Hailstorm Sword「Ame no Habakiri」!”
Shouting his divine armament name, Renya held the sword high in the air and his divine power starts to swell more and more.
His surging up divine power condenses and envelops his entire body. The divine power than envelops him is making his defense even firmer, his arms even stronger, and his legs even faster than before.
That physical enhancement ability is actually a special effect that came from holding 「Ame no Habakiri」.
It was a technique to get the holder physical strength as close to the rumored storm god who once owns the sword that has the same name.
The buff that the sword gave to its holder is a physical enhancement spell that synchronize with the holder own physical enhancement ability and make the holder physical power increases by fold from the piled up buff.
For Renya who used to curse his predecessor as musclehead all the time to wish for the same kind of raw strength, and to achieve it he used this kind of throughout physical enhancement until at last he comes to his condition now. Floria can only smile bitterly from knowing that ironic fact.
From the first bout, he understands that his speed means nothing to Elvira. With that fact he plans to get his speed a rank higher so even Elvira can’t keep up with him.
He is now already in a level where it is impossible for normal human to arrive at. With his godly swift dash, he closes the gap between him and the dragon princess in an instant.
“My breath is the incarnation of a tyrant! Those who stand before it will only meet destruction! Prostrate yourself before my breath!”
In response to Renya advances, Elvira focuses her dragon aura in her halberd blades and trust forward in a single stroke.
That aura is something that only a dragon has. The one that is widely known to make a dragon, dragon.
That thing is the one which can erases every existence in this world. The exhales from a dragon －－
The Dragon Breath.
Elvira wraps up her halberd with her condensed her dragon breath. Her dragon breath that is condensed to her halberd blades looks just as glamorous as a glowing jet black gem. With that jet black breath engulfing her halberd, she trusts it forward with all her might.
Even when she uses her human form, Elvira shows that she can still use her power as a dragon. And that is the true form of the dragon tribe secret skill that she said before. With her tribe’s secret skill, she aims her halberd directly to Renya direction to face his advances.
After that, the exchanges between the two carried out in milliseconds denomination. They moves too fast for normal human eyes to follow, changing that place into a sanctuary for just only the two that have surpass those of mere mortals.
In a way, it can also be said that it was a world where only the two of them can understand.
If someone points that out to Elvira, her maiden circuit would definitely short from the unbelievable shock it gives but she can’t think such thing when she is hard pressed in this millisecond unit battle where a millisecond of distraction can means fatal.
Inside that milliseconds battle, Renya shout aloud.
Exhaling his breath, he faces Elvira’s attack up front! When the two weapons clash a shockwave created from the 2 clashed weapons that made the surrounding air trembles. Even with a disadvantage in mass and lengths, Renya’s 「Ame no Habakiri」 doesn’t lose in terms of power when their weapon clash to each other. And Renya also manages to stop Elvira gleaming black bullet like thrust.
But to stop that one trust, Renya need to hit it several time with his sword. That attack was a series of slashes that happen in a moment to stop the halberd. It was an excellent skill but at the same time it also proves that a dragon breath power have great destruction power that even with a god full power with extra buff added from the divine armament Renya still can’t block it well. Renya is now fully aware that the dragon tribe power knows no limit. Facing such existence head on, a cold sweat runs on Renya’s back.
Renya tries to give pressure to Elvira with his strength and speed. His sword track dance beautifully in the air, all of them aimed straight to Elvira. But that kind of brute force tactic won’t work for Elvira. She even increases the strength of her attacks trying to give pressure to Renya instead.
The light flashing from each of their weapon movement track increases gaudily. Renya felt that the weight he feels from Elvira attack keep getting heavier. He was surprised when he notices that his leg was stopped on its track. Elvira’s blow is too heavy that he can’t block the impact perfectly if he moves around.
“Y-You can even reinforce your weapon with your breath while you exhales it!?”
“I can’t…… hold it for long, but it was simple trick so yes I can do that!”
No matter how big a creature is, they can’t keep exhaling their breath for long. But there is indeed a technique to strengthen yourself when you exhales your breath like those of martial art practitioner on earth.
On the two surroundings, tracks of white and black light interpose between each of it. But the strange thing is, none of those two tracks even once collides with each other. That was because when the weapons are about to clash, the thick aura that those two weapon wraps up with will collide first, making the physical body of the weapon unable to touch each other.
If things continue to unfold this way then maybe there is a hope in winning? Is something Elvira thinking on her head when suddenly…
“Well then let’s proceed to my next move shall we?”
Renya who were at disadvantages smile fearlessly. Seeing such confidence in Renya’s expression, the thought Elvira just had is crushed without mercy.
“Those that strain you are my commandment! Be wrapped up in the twilight and prostrate yourself! The inescapable strangling darkness 「Night Crucifixion」!”
As soon as Renya finish shouting that ‘incantation’, a large number of black colored ‘something’ sprung out from the ground where Elvira stands.
That ‘something’ moves around like a snake that hunts its prey, coiling and strangling anything that it catches.
This black rope like thing is one of the divine armaments that Renya created that doesn’t have any ability to kill or even less, harm the opponent. This divine armament is used to immobilize his enemy, and not stopping with only that, this divine armament can also suck enemy power to weaken them so they will be unable to break free from it. Even more terrifying, this divine armament can be remote controlled too from far away to neutralize its target. It is literally a godlike tool to capture his enemies.
It was a divine armament for support purpose that Renya creates when he got the authority to control all the tools and weapons that he kept in his ‘world inventory’ without having to touch it directly. With his new attained authority, 「Night Crucifixion」becomes a godlike tool to immobilize his enemies.
By the way, when 「Night Crucifixion」 was used to bind the predecessor war god, he was just simply torn it apart with his bare hand. Even when the energy suction works perfectly fine, he doesn’t show any sign of being weaken at all. Renya’s divine armaments really are a repeating of failures and even more failures when facing with the predecessor war god. That’s why he chooses the thorny road to train and upgrade his divine armaments through a severe and rigorous path. But let’s not talk about that for now.
With the authority for remote controlling his divine armaments, Renya can fool his enemies easily by distracting them with the divine armament that he held in his hand while his real killer moves comes from the remote controlled divine armaments that he kept inside his ‘world inventory’ where thousands or even more divine armaments slept.
Even for a martial artist that has reached the pinnacle of his art still can’t handle divine power well as it was something outside human logic. Rather than trying to master using it, one should just use it the way fit them best.
In the fight with the predecessor war god, Renya trains hard about battle tactics and other similar subjects so he can fight in styles that suit him the best and surpass the previous war god fast. Because if he keeps fighting him from head on he won’t be able to beat him even if he spent 1000 years training.
The way Renya uses his new authority enables him to ‘cast’ ‘special abilities’ without any preparation movement and with only a simple command. With it, he can pull surprise attack to his enemies anytime anywhere. That is the reason why Renya was able to beat his predecessor. That is the true terror that this war god has.
And so Renya, who in the future will be known as 「The War God Who Reigns over Creation and Trickery」, is showing a little part from his true power to the world.
“Guh…… My power is getting sapped… Gh… I can’t keep up my breath enhancing technique…!”
Because she was too focused to Renya’s attacks that come from up front, Elvira got easily caught in that surprise attack that comes from her below. And the fact that this kind of attacks is a unusual one even dumbfound Elvira for a second. The black rope that binds her over her black one piece doesn’t seem to stand out much because of the color similarity but, The binds emphasizes Elvira rich volume breast into an even larger volume, tangles her lower body and makes her skirt upturned then from there her white long legs stretches out… If he should say it, Elvira’s appearance now is truly sensational.
Her figure that tries to struggle in that tied up position, even more when she let her breath of anguish out, makes even Renya thinks of something that he should not think inside a battle
As to blow off the pink atmosphere that flows out in the air, He blow off Elvira’s halberd that still covered up with a weakened dragon breath, getting close to Elvira who are still tangled by 「Night Crucifixion」 and points his sword towards her nect.
And with this, the duel between a god and a dragon is coming to an end.
The battle was already over in an instant. It can’t be helped because each and every attack is strong enough to end the duel if it connects. If it was a battle to death then it will become a different matter but this is only like a ritual to make it clear who is stronger between the two.
If normal people hear this then they must think this two as a dangerous person for doing such dangerous ritual but because both of them are somewhat familiar with battles then one might say that it can’t be helped.
“I believe that the match has reach its conclusion”
“…… Yes, it has. But I felt a bit sad for ending such an amazing time too soon”
With her word, Elvira makes her halberd disappear from her hand showing that she admits her defeat.
Seeing that, Renya also put back 「Ame no Habakiri」and「Night Crucifixion」to his ‘world inventory’. Eventhough deep in his heart, he still want to saw Elvira tangled in a rope… let’s just not talk about it.
“Niisama, the result is just as you see. With this result, there should be no problem right?”
“Yeah it’s alright. Eventhough they are gods that comes from another world, people who hold divine power within them are people with bottomless power after all”
Along with that voice, a guy suddenly appears beside Elvira. He is a guy that from his looks compared to human is in his late 20th and has this calm and graceful looks.
He has the same flaxen colored hair and a black robe just like Elvira. Their look are kinda unbalanced as a sibling but because of that similar hair color, the impression of them being sibling is undeniable.
“War God Renya Eastle-sama, for my little sister ill mannered conduct against a god such as yourself, first, I would like to ask for your forgiveness”
“I don’t mind it. In truth I was reborn again as a god from being a normal human. So my age might probably be younger than you guys are. And anyway, I also feel weird being treated with such respectful way like this”
“Hoo…… So even you who are revered as a god still have their own circumstances it seems. If you don’t mind can you please share your story with us?”
“I don’t particularly have any problem with that. And it also seems that my companions are bored having nothing to do. So let’s us talk a bit about my circumstances and also while being at it we can also talk about how things gonna be from now on”
Saying that while seeing his two companion who run up to him, Renya invites the dragon siblings to a better place to have a chat.
TL notes: This one is still incomplete. I feel sorry for the late update so at least all you viewers can read the battle part first and the conclusion of the chapter later when I done with it. My eyelid is just too heavy.