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"The 412th day"

Early in the morning, as the sun was rising, the [Sun King's] and the "Sand Worm Wave" battle lines encountered each other.

The "Sand Worm Wave" which runs violently with sand storm-like ferocity is, in a word, a masterpiece, if it faced an ordinary town or city they would easily overrun it.

Exterior walls would be broken like thin paper, and it was easy to imagine how any houses would shatter.


If you look closely at it, it seems that there is a group of monsters aiming for what pieces fall behind the wave.

Even if you are lucky enough to survive the "Sand Worm Wave", you would be attacked by another group of monsters.

Those who have the power to fight are overrun by the sheer number of them, and those who do not only have the power to let out wails of despair.

If they do reach the city, no one will be saved.


Therefore, as his role is one who governs this land, the [Intermediate King] spread out four wings and appeared in the front.

His whole body shines like the sun and is flickering as if it is burning.


Moving away from the [Solar Boat] while flying in the sky, the 【Sun King】 is at an altitude where the attack of the Sand Worms "Arcatal · Zarvatworm", from the strongest of those old body, will arrive.


He seemed to want to rise more, but I wonder if there are some reasons stopping him.

While thoughtfully wondering about that, and observing from a distance, the [Sun King] took out a demonic looking would-be [sacred treasure] to exercise something ability, creating a small sun on the ground.


It is an attack released by the [Sun King].

The lights were eye-dazzling, but I can still see through them.


An extremely fever-high like small sun falls into the desert and secretly scatters destruction.

With this alone, the adult and young "Arcatal · Zarvatwarm" are instantly burned.

Since part of the effect is hidden underground, I can not see all of the results, but the body parts on the surface are black and charred from that attack.

The heat that passed to the inside surely burned everything there, even if their life force is strong it will not particularly survive after the star fell down.


The old body "Arcatal · Zarvatworm" is also carbonized with a blackened hide, but that guy is still alive.

Although it is burned with the power of a small sun, it shakes around, and he is rampaging among his own warrior from the severe pain. A huge body wriggles and a big earthquake is coming from around there.


But the figure is just pathetic.


The blow from the [Sun King] swept not only the "Arcatal Zarvatworm" but also the other monster group that was following behind it.

The monsters who are only trying to get out of the way are weak and burned away without leaving any ashes.

The remnants of their existence is only the shadow-like pattern left on the ground that has melted and turned into glass.


The small sun that brought such extensive overwhelming destruction disappeared in a short time, but in that time a terrible shock wave, deafening roar, and whole-body burning heat wave arrives here.


The aftermath to the surrounding «Ganzinamus Taiga» as the water bubbles and boils, shows the strength of the 【Sun King】 with that much.


Since we are not hostile at present, we will not raid them, but it is obvious that if you show any hostility towards them, they will become a very difficult enemy.


Well, all that aside...


As we are hiding nearby, it is unexpected how the vicinity, and the bodies, evaporated away while I was peeping.

[Covert] increased my ability, although it was a small amount that my ability was enhanced by, the specialized capability was enough to notice, but it was slightly beyond imagination that even the body would evaporate.

I think that I can strengthen rather than simply resist with my main body because of [Heat Absorption], but the power might be too strong, surpassing my ability - I think it would be okay though.


Besides, we can only cry if the body is safe, even if some expensive magic item is used to ensure that safely.

While thinking about what measures to take, I will see the last of the remaining antiquities.


Those ancient bodies exposed to the ground have become carbonized, but because it quickly molts, it will heal that injury, even if it did not look perfectly done. Damage penetrated into the interior and the physical strength consumed by molting is likely to be too much.

Besides, although the small sun has disappeared, even if the heat remaining on the spot is at natural levels, it is still deadly, and the fish's body is burning again.

The old body goes towards the 【Sun King】 while struggling, but there are about 40 golden flames that have changed shape to look like a giant castle, piercing the Worm's body.

The fire blows out from the mouth of the ancient body while it is being burned from the inside out, and it runs around moving more violently. However, it is only uselessly, scratching the walls.


After that, it fought back with some sort of strikes against the [Sun King], damaged it as it was it continued going all out at full power, but the old body finally stopped after taking a breath for another attack.


Looking back, it was a short but very fascinating battle.

While I was feeling that way, the surrounding temperature, which had risen to a fatal level in the aftermath, is rapidly decreasing. No matter how you think about it, this is not a normal way for it to fall.

While thinking that this is also the power of the [Sun King], and before tearing away, I tasted a bit of its power with [Heat Absorption].

There is no hand that would miss the heat where the power of the [Sun King] lives.


First I felt like the spirit of my soul was burning.

Could it be said that it is a sense of sleeping serenely in the spring sunlight? It is likely that I would fall asleep as soon as I lay down.


The [Sun King] is not by himself, but when it is attacking with just one end of that power, it becomes a matter of genuine concern, but I will endure for today.


Instead, I [Absorbed] the force which spreads all around the surrounding area.

I let out a breath of comfort.


There are various things like this happening around us, but for the sake of seeking ingredients that I have never met before, our journey continue.

I can not stop here, I need to go ahead.


Well, how long will it be before we arrive at the 【Mysterious Dark Continent】?


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“四百十二日目”

 太陽が昇ったばかりの早朝、【太陽王】一行と“砂蟲波”が遭遇した。

 砂嵐みたいに激しく砂を巻き上げながら走る“砂蟲波”は圧巻の一言で、普通の町や都市ならそのまま蹂躙されてしまうだろう。

 外壁などは薄紙のように破られ、家屋が粉々になる様子が容易に想像できた。


 それによく見ればやや離れた後方には、お零れ狙いのモンスターの群れまで居るようだ。

 運良く“砂蟲波”を凌げても、これでは他のモンスターの群れに襲われる。

 戦う力を持つ者は数で蹂躙され、戦う力を持たない者は絶望の中で息絶える。

 そうなれば誰も助からないだろう。


 だからこの地を治める者の役目として迎え撃つ【太陽王】は四翼を広げ、その前方に現れた。

 その全身はまるで太陽のように輝き、燃えているかのように揺らめいている。


 空を飛行する【太陽舟】から離れて単身で滞空する【太陽王】は、しかし最も強い古体の“大殻地災巨蟲”(アルクァータル・ザルヴァトワーム)の攻撃がまだ届く高度にいる。


 もっと上昇すればいいのに、とは思うが、何かしらの理由があるのだろうか。

 疑問に思いながらも遠方から観察していると、【太陽王】が【神器】だろう魔杖を掲げ、何か能力を行使し、そして地上に小さな太陽が生じた。


 【太陽王】が放った攻撃だ。

 目も眩むような光が弾け、しかしその中でも俺は見た。


 超超高熱の小さい太陽が砂漠に落下し、秘めた破壊を撒き散らす。

 それだけで成体と幼体の“アルクァータル・ザルヴァトワーム”は即座に焼死。

 地中に隠れている部分があるので全体は分からないが、地上に出ていた部分の体表は黒く炭化してボロボロだ。

 内部にまで通った熱は確実にその命を燃やしたのだろう、生命力は強いはずだが倒れ伏してからピクリとも動かない。


 古体の“アルクァータル・ザルヴァトワーム”もまた黒く炭化してボロボロだが、コイツはまだ生きている。

 小さな太陽に焼かれながらも再生し、激痛からか我武者羅に暴れている。巨大が激しく蠢き、その周囲では大きな地震が起きている事だろう。


 だが、その姿はただ哀れだった。


 そして【太陽王】の一撃は“アルクァータル・ザルヴァトワーム”のみならず、その後方にいた他のモンスター群まで呑み込んだ。

 所詮お零れ狙いでしかないモンスター達は弱く、灰も残さず焼失していた。

 存在の名残は、融けてガラス状になった地面に残された影のような紋様だけである。


 広範囲に圧倒的な破壊をもたらした小さな太陽は短時間で消失したが、その頃には凄まじい衝撃波と耳をつんざく轟音、そして全身が燃えるような熱波がコチラまで届く。


 周囲の≪ガンジナムス大河≫の水がゴボゴボと沸いたくらい強烈な余波は、それだけ【太陽王】の強さを示している。


 現状では敵対していないので襲撃しないが、敵対して戦うとなると中々の難敵になりそうだ。


 まあ、それはともかく。


 近くに潜み、様子を覗いていた分体まで蒸発したのは予想外の事である。

 【隠密】能力を高め、気付かれないように能力を特化させていた小型とはいえ、その分体が蒸発するとはちょっと想像を超えていた。

 【炎熱吸収】があるので俺本体には効かないどころか強化できると思うのだが、強すぎる力は能力を凌駕する――大丈夫だとは思うが――かもしれない。


 それに本体は無事でも高価なマジックアイテムの類が溶解したら泣くしかない。

 その対策は何かしらしておこうと思いつつ、残った古体の最期を見届ける。


 地上に露出した部分が炭化した古体は急速に脱皮する事で怪我を癒やすも、万全には見えなかった。内部まで浸透したダメージと、脱皮によって消費した体力が多すぎるのだろう。

 それに小さな太陽は消失したとはいえ、その場に残る熱だけでも普通なら致命的なのか、身体のアチコチが再び燃えている。

 古体は苦しそうにもがきながら【太陽王】に向かうが、そこへ太く巨大な破城鎚のように変化した黄金の炎熱が四十ほど身体に突き刺さる。

 そして内部から燃やされているのか古体の口から炎が噴出し、より一層苦しげに暴れ回る。しかし無駄な足掻きでしかない。


 その後は【太陽王】に砂嵐をぶつけるなど幾らか反撃してそれなりにダメージを与えたが、全力を出し続けても衰えない攻撃の前に古体は遂に息絶えた。


 振り返ってみれば短いが、中々見応えのある戦いだった。

 そう思って感心していると、余波で致命的なまでに上昇していた周囲の温度が急速に下がっていくのを感じる。  どう考えても普通の下がり方ではない。

 これもまた【太陽王】の力なのだろうか、と思いつつ、消えてしまう前に【炎熱吸収】でその力の一端をジックリと味わった。

 折角【太陽王】の力が宿る熱を逃す手はない。


 まず感じたのは、まるで魂が火照るような心地よさだった。

 春の日だまりで微睡むような感覚とでも言えばいいのか。横になればそのまま寝てしまいそうになる。


 【太陽王】そのものではないが、その力の一端だけでこうなると、本物だとどうなるのが気になるが、今日は我慢しよう。


 その代わりに周囲一帯に広がる力を一欠片も残さず【吸収】した。

 はふ、と心地よさに息を吐く。


 など色々あったが、これからまだ出会った事の無い食材を求め、俺達の旅は続く。

 ここで止まる訳にはいかず、前に進む必要がある。


 さて、【神秘豊潤なる暗黒大陸】まで、何日くらいで着けるだろうか。



Day 411 == Day 412 == Day 413