I Had A Bad Feeling
And so the slimes started to unite and retreat.
I didn’t know how the enemy would react, but it would be easier to protect the slimes if there were fewer of them.
After that was done, I observed the enemy through the remaining slimes.
“It’s a disaster! The strategy room is empty!”
“Over here as well! The second storage room has been wiped clean!”
“Someone else might know what is going on. Call them all back!”
So saying, the man began to operate what looked like a magic stone.
He looked at it for a while…and then went pale.
“There is no magic energy detected!”
“No magic? …If I’m not wrong, those kinds of magic detection devices have a smaller range in the forest. Maybe that’s why?”
“That’s only if you are very far away! The cursed rough stones should not be far away enough for them to be affected by this distance!”
Apparently, the magic stone he was holding was a device used to detect magic signals from the others.
Of course, all the men who left the village had been promptly dealt with by my slimes, so it was no wonder they could not be detected.
…And by dealt with, I mean capture. Of course, they all killed themselves, one after another.
“Where were they attacked?”
“We can see as far as 500 meters around the village. But no attack has been confirmed within that perimeter. So it must have been outside…”
“You’re saying that they were all defeated outside of that area?”
So…what should I do?
Should I just shut them up with ice magic now?
No, if I was going to attack, I should just use Hellfire of Death and destroy the entire village at once.
But then I would have to get the slimes out first.
And that would take another 30 seconds.
“If the enemy bothered to attack so far from the village… It is very likely that they know about ‘the mechanism.’”
“The ‘Flames that Purify All.’ It covers a range that is about 300 meters in diameter. And so they must have known to kill our men at a distance of 500 meters.”
…Apparently, the village had a way of detecting any deaths of their men. From what I understood, it reacted every time a member of the Blue Moon of Salvation was killed within 300 meters of the village.
It was a good thing I had waited for the slimes to escape…
‘You can use Hellfire of Death now!’
The slimes said, once their evacuation was complete.
The only slime left in the village was the one who was listening to the enemy conversation.
As the other residents were all dead, it was not likely to be seen.
…Of course, there was still a possibility that there were others hiding in a hidden room.
“…But, wasn’t that supposed to be a top-secret…”
“We don’t know who the enemy is. We don’t know their numbers or if they are even human. We haven’t seen what they look like. …It was probably them that raided our storage.”
“So…What should we do?”
“A counter-attack. Look, you and I are the only members of Blue Moon of Salvation who are here. …Do you know what that means?”
The man said as he pulled out a knife and pointed it at his neck.
It looked like he was going to kill himself.