Chapter 34 – A triumphant return!!!
The ground shook as if there was an earthquake, and I was thrown into the air.
If I plummeted to the ground like this, I would probably die…
And so I used wind magic in order to float in the air.
However, I really didn’t have to worry about my landing.
Because Shiel was waiting under me with its body expanded like a bed.
Before I knew it, Rienna, Erevan, and the others had rushed to my side.
And so I slowly got off of Shiel’s body.
As I landed on my feet, Rienna threw her arms around me.
Tears streamed from her eyes and she held me tightly.
“…I’m so glad. Lord Heal, if something happened to you…I!”
To think that I had become so important to her…
I rubbed her back.
Maybe it would have been better to hug her in return.
But I had never attended the balls or social events, and so I didn’t know how to act around a lady…
In any case, Rienna seemed to have calmed down now.
The kobold baby at my chest had also been trying to comfort her by licking her hand.
“I’m sorry…for making you worry. All of you. I’m sorry…”
But Erevan shook his head at this.
“Why should you apologize, Chief? It is we who should be sorry. We were completely useless…”
“No, it’s only normal to run away from such a thing…”
I didn’t feel like I was alive while I faced it.
Those horrible eyes and teeth… And while the arms were small, they had very sharp claws.
I had only managed to beat it by using the power of Cave King…
Creating a large, sharp boulder in an instant, and firing it into the enemy…
In a way, that might be stronger than magic.
After all, the enemy might have a skill that allows them to detect magic.
And considering how much magic the Leviathan was using, it would be no surprise if it had such a skill as well.
However, such skills would mean nothing when a boulder was shooting towards them.
Then Baris said,
“Your safety is all that matters. …Still, was this thing really a Leviathan?”
“I don’t know. But its appearance and the fact that it was immune to magic and any weapons is just as the legend says…”
The Leviathan was currently completely still, with its eyes rolled upwards.
It looked dead…but we would have to make sure of it.
It was just as I was thinking this, that I was beaten to the punch by a man who approached it with deep curiosity.
Mappa started to tap on the scales as if he were testing its durability.
And as if that was not enough, he began to bite it and pull at its whiskers. There was no restraint at all.
In any case, it now seemed like a safe enough bet that the Leviathan was dead.
Besides, its magic energy had been enormous earlier, but I couldn’t sense anything now.
Just then, Ashton and Haines arrived on the scene. The goblins and kobolds followed them.
They had also brought the orcs, who were bound at the wrists.
“Line up over there!!”
And with Kamyu in the lead, the orcs were made to kneel.
Then Ashton turned to me.
“There are 21 of them in all… Lord Heal. What is your command?”
This was the Korbas. Pirates that have threatened the royal seas.
They had no lands, and so they stopped by other orc villages along the coast in order to get supplies.
So their ships were their homes…
So they had lost their homeland as well.
And nearly all of their friends.
I didn’t mind letting them stay if that’s what they wanted…
However, the Korbas had just recently fought against Ashton’s Tibris tribe.
The Berdan and the Tibris had been enemies as well, but they were living together now.
However, there had not been an actual conflict between their tribes for over a year. That was something to consider.
On the other hand, the Korbas and Tibris hadn’t been enemies until this battle at sea.
This was because the Tibris tribe had long avoided the use of ships, and so they had never come in contact with the Korbas.
Regardless, they were mortal enemies now…