The Mysterious Head and the Protection of the Dark God
To be careful, I peeked into the room without entering it.
It was mostly frozen over inside. I could even see some of the frozen vampires.
However, there was one thing that wasn’t frozen.
It was a single giant head. And clearly not that of a human.
It was only a head, but it was taller than the average person.
There were three green eyes and instead of hair, it had dozens of thick tentacles growing on top.
Nothing could look more sinister.
“I see. So this is what the idol’s head would have looked like.”
I muttered to myself.
Then I searched for the core of the protection of the dark god.
It should be a crystal sphere, just like the one that the High Lord had.
(There it is.)
It was a good thing that I had checked the room before entering it.
If I had entered first, and the barrier had activated once the fight began, who knows what would have happened.
I launched a magic bullet.
But one of the tentacles on the Evil God head shot out and caught the bullet as if to protect the sphere.
“Those tentacles have surprising reach.”
The Evil God head was in the back of the large room.
While the core was in the center. I had not expected the tentacles to reach out so far.
The distance was about that of five adult men.
It was no ordinary monster, that was for sure.
Well, I would have to learn more about it later, but for now, I was confident in calling it the head of the Evil God.
From my fight with the High Lord, I knew that the area of effect for the barrier should be rather small.
Still, if it was activated, the place where I was standing would probably be affected.
And once it was activated, the effect would grow stronger the closer I got to the core.
In that case, I should not approach the Evil God head until I have destroyed the core.
And so I fired off multiple bullets in succession.
But the tentacles stopped every one of them. They not only extended far but they were fast.
The Evil God head began to moan in a deep voice.
It chilled the pit of my stomach and made me want to vomit.
I continued to attack the core while also sending some of the bullets towards the head itself.
And then I wondered.
Why hadn’t it activated the barrier yet?
Maybe it had not gathered enough curses to do it?
No, maybe it was only its followers, the vampires, who could activate it.
Perhaps the god itself was not able to do it.
“Still, making that assumption is a little conceited!”
I continued to attack both the head and core without giving it any time to rest.
And little by little, I increased the number of attacks towards the head.
The head blocked every attack with its tentacles.
Still, I continued to fire, often changing the course or speed of the bullets.
I was trying to make the tentacles get tangled with each other, but it did not happen.
And so I increased the number of bullets and speed even more.
But the tentacles only became faster as well.
But eventually, it was not able to keep up with me.
One single bullet grazed the head of the Evil God.
Just as the Evil God let out a terrifying wail, I sent a giant bullet towards it.
All of the tentacles moved together in order to protect it. But the tentacles that were hit by the bullet were torn up and destroyed.
It was no longer able to block everything. Small bullets began to hit the head.
When the bullets disappeared, the tentacles spread out again.
The tentacles that had been blown off were now repairing themselves rapidly.