Chapter 72 – The sky became pitch black!
Three days passed after we dug up the training ground.
As for me, I was once again digging towards the control device that was supposedly below us.
In the training ground, Golems that were equipped with Magic Absorbing Crystals and Magic Defense Stones were created as training partners, allowing those who wanted to train.
Erevan and Ashton were especially happy to be able to move their bodies.
Furthermore, Rienna and Baris would also come down when they had time, and practice using attack magic.
If they became stronger, Sheorl’s fighting force would be enhanced greatly.
On the other hand, we continued to do little but dig.
Which was of course, all I ever wanted…
I muttered while swinging my pickaxe.
“Fule. Taran. I’m sorry that you have to be here with me.”
“Oh, it’s fine. I can just do my magic training later.”
Fule answered. Taran also nodded.
“Besides, we will be able to dig safely once we find the control device. And so we shouldn’t be focusing on anything else right now, Lord Heal.”
“Ah, you’re right…”
I answered as I swung my pickaxe.
A few hours must have passed after that. The Mithril Golem, Number 15, came to tell us that it was lunch time.
“Alright, let’s head back.”
And so we used the railway to return to the surface.
Everyone who was in the mines digging was to return to the surface for lunch. It was a rule on this island.
However, it was just as we were close to the surface, that a huge explosive sound echoed.
Something had exploded… Was someone performing an experiment?
At the same time, monsters who were unarmed began to run inside of the cave.
One of them, who was a goblin, said to me,
“Ah, Lord Heal! The sky! The sky has turned black!”
“Black? Is it the Killer Birds again?”
Previously, when the flock of Killer Birds had attacked us, the sky had also turned dark.
“No, nothing like that! The sky over there is pitch black! And it’s coming this way!”
I didn’t quite understand what was happening, but it seemed like an emergency.
The Golems were ringing the alarm bells.
And when I went outside, it was indeed pitch black.
“Wh-what the hell…”
I got out of the train and stood there in shock.
The sky was so dark that it covered the sun.
And this shadowy sky was moving towards us as if to swallow up the island.
I had never seen a natural phenomenon like this before.
However, Haines the kobold, found me, and it looked like he knew what it was.
“Lord Heal! This is a disaster!”
“Oh, Haines. What is that… Huh?”
Just then, the Golem I had just made suddenly opened its mouth at the dark sky. And unleashed a storm of flames.
Once it touched the black sky, it exploded furiously and smoke rose everywhere.
So the explosion we had heard was from the Mappa Golem’s fire.
Mappa had returned to the surface with us, and he now stood next to me with a very pleased expression. He was raising his arms as if to cheer it on.