Chapter 24: Blue Thunderclap
"Arcane - Collapse - Earthshatter!"
Masha slammed her heavy hammer onto the ground, and the marbled floor released a series of force blasts.
Hoh. Although, in the past, I have seen many people striking the ground to release shockwave attacks, this is my first time seeing such a move.
She seemed to have infused energy into the ground by striking her hammer into a particular angle, causing the energy to burst off the ground after that.
Arcane - Suppression - Ice Imperial Garden!
I stabbed a large shield of about half a meter in length into the ground, and the blasts struck onto the shield.
Loud bangs sounded, and the shield was filled with thin crack lines.
"The attack power isn't bad. This is a shield that's able to directly block against Arcane-grade spells. I did not expect your skill to cause it to form cracks."
"Aaaaaaaah, you bastard! I should be the one saying 'why did it only cause cracks to appear!?'"
Masha lifted her heavy hammer and charged towards me. She stepped on top of the shield, and with a single leap, she jumped right above me!
"Arcane - Ice Mist!"
In an instant, countless ice branches stretched outwards from the magic formations beside me. At the same time, at the tips of the branches, a series of Ice Flowers emerged in the air and exploded simultaneously!
Masha cried out, and swung her hammer at the nearest Ice Flower!
"Arcane - Whirlwind!"
Then, her body began to spin in the air at high speed, as she continuously smashed apart the Ice Flowers.
This led to her being completely surrounded by pieces of ice. "Arcane - Collapse - Earthshatter!"
After the spinning ended, Masha swung her heavy hammer upwards, her body flipped up due to the momentum, and then, her hammer ruthlessly smashed downwards!
A large amount of energy was infused into the ground, and probably because the energy could not be dissipated, the large impact caused the floor to shatter instantly. The initially well-marbled floor was instantly turned into a pit stacked with pebbles.
Pieces of ice and various substances brought about by the shattered rocks filled the air, causing our visions to become unclear in an instant.
"You bastard, where are you hiding!?"
Masha shouted as she swung her heavy hammer about. However, it was futile, as I had already used Accelerate and Charge to flee from the affected area.
Looking at Masha from afar, I smiled as I aimed at Masha's position. I then summoned two Ice Falls in the air, and immediately after, they started descending right towards her!
"Arcane - Blue Seas - Tearing Hurricane!!!"
A large hurricane was produced from the center of the field of ice and ash, instantly blowing away them away. Masha then carried her weapon as she charged towards me!
The weapon in her hands was no longer a heavy hammer, but a huge sickle! The weapon had two pointed edges on opposite sides, just like a ship's anchor,
but it's actually a giant dual-edged sickle.
[Tender Blue Anchor]huh?
So that's what the title means. But why doesn't the network have any related intel about this?
Masha brandished it about as she charged right over, as though after the heavy hammer changed its form, Masha's control over her weapon had increased by a level!
Did her weapon become lighter after changing its form?
Strengthen! Restrictor of the Frozen Earth!
Cold air instantly enveloped Masha's body, but she once again renewed her charge after pausing for only a moment!
Her sickle slashed onto my Demonic Blade, producing a loud bang, which even caused my jaw to numb.
"This strength... doesn't correspond to your stature at all, huh." "Your abilities don't correspond to your class either!"
"It doesn't hurt to learn more than a single type of skills!"
As I said that, I controlled the descending Ice Falls to fly towards us, by changing their descending direction.
And then, an ice totem ruthlessly shot out from behind me, grazing past my body, and directly colliding with the blade in my hands!
The impact pushed Masha two steps back!
"As I thought, the way a Magician uses his sword is really strange... But do you think a small trick like this will fool me!?"
The moment the Ice Falls were about to fall on her, Masha forcefully swung her sickle upwards, and the sword wave produced immediately sliced the two giant icebergs into halves!
As expected of a LV 35 Heavy Mace Wielder, to actually be able to slice apart a spell like Ice Fall so easily, and two at the same time at that...
No, there's something wrong with her sickle as well. A normal weapon that could slice apart a spell but not receive magical side-effects should not exist... Unless her sickle is made of mithril?
And even though she uses a sickle, why is she a Heavy Mace Wielder? Unless you're telling me a sickle is also a type of mace?
"Where are you looking at!?"
Her sickle once again swept towards me, and with a back-flip, I dodged that attack. Immediately after, I used an ice totem to blast me high up.
"I'm wondering what's your weapon made of. Even though you're a Heavy Mace Wielder, you're actually using a sickle."
"Sickle? Isn't this just a long hammer with blades attached?" "......"
Looking at her skeptical expression, it seems what she said was the truth.
"Alright, I understand now. It's not something that can't be comprehended, if you put it that way."
I laughed, and waved my hand. Countless ice arrows started pouring down from the sky like raindrops.
However, this time, she did not dodge, rather, she stood firmly at her position, and began to swing her sickle!
"Arcane - Blue Seas - Tearing Hurricane!"
The countless wind edges instantly blew the descending ice arrows far away. She actually borrowed the force produced by her skill to interfere with the spell's flight orbit!
No, because the ice arrows have physical forms, they can thus be interfered with? "I already told you, these small little tricks are useless against me, didn't I!?"
After deflecting my attack, she forcefully swung her sickle, and countless wind edges came assaulting me who was still in the air.
I laughed, and instantly used an ice totem to push me away from my original position. Right after, I pointed downwards, and a giant Frozen Light was shot directly towards her.
You're able to deflect physical attacks, but as for attacks which are completely magical in form, you won't be able to do it, right?
"" [Blue Thunderclap]Magic Defense Barrier α, four types of barriers against magic, open."
Masha raised her weapon upwards, and on the two sides of her hammer, another four metal rods protruded out. Immediately after, a grey magic formation actually appeared at the center of the rods!
This girl's weapon... isn't normal at all!
[Frozen Light]landed on her weapon, and a four-layered light spherical barrier actually extinguished my Frozen Light completely.
Three seconds later, my spell ended, and she still stood there completely unscathed.
After that, she once again reverted her weapon back to a sickle, and smiled at me.
"How's that! Do you now know how incredible I am!? I'm the natural enemy of all Magicians!"
"Eh... I can see that."
I wiped off my sweat and laughed.
'Fir, can you hear me? I have investigated Masha's weapon. It's name is [Blue Thunderclap], and it's an anti-army and anti-magic weapon. It's origin is
unknown, and the earliest records state that the fourth member of the true
[Knight of the Blue Seas]Squad once used this weapon. It's rumored to be an ancient relic.'
Hearing Dale's message, I could not help but reveal a bitter smile.
'Is that so? An ancient relic? And here I thought that Gundam Deathscythe's weapon somehow crossed over and was reconstructed.'
Looks like... This battle definitely isn't as simple as I thought it would be...