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Chapter 203: The Sage Targets the Tower
I stepped forward with my sword in hand.
At that moment, the reaction of the tower changed drastically.
It started to vibrate greatly and spread the force around.
People who prostrated rose up in fear, screaming as they rushed towards the tower.
This is bad.
I used magic to build a number of barriers to block the people’s paths.
By doing so, it prevented them from being absorbed by the tower.
I wouldn’t allow any more to be sacrificed that way.
Soon after, miasma swelled from the tower.
Suddenly, golden tentacles emerged and broke through the ground.
Those tentacles flailed about swiftly, capturing and absorbing anybody they touched.
Those people were absorbed cleanly without leaving any traces of blood.
The false god was laying itself underground like the roots of a tree.
Since I couldn’t even notice it, it proved its amazing ability at hiding.
Perhaps detecting its presence would be impossible once it stopped moving.
It really caught me off guard. So it is a trap.
Without any time for regrets, the golden tentacles tried to catch me as well.
I cut them all at once using the keepsake sword.
It was dangerous to touch those tentacles directly.
Perhaps even I might get absorbed by it.
Since it absorbed one’s existence, it would prevent me from moving my consciousness to other undead.
If I charged in foolishly, I would be slain in no time.
Setting up a poor defense is counterproductive. It’ll be more effective to just cut them down.
After I made such an instant judgment, I swung the keepsake sword and cut off the approaching tentacles.
However, those tentacles maintained their overwhelming density and continued attacking me.
There was no sign of it decreasing in numbers at all.
No matter how much I hacked off, it kept growing from the ground one after another.
In the meantime, more people were getting absorbed.
I won’t be able to make it at this rate. I can’t take too much time.
Feeling impatient, I tried to transfer myself closer in an instant.
However, the spell didn’t activate as well as usual.
The magic power in my body seemed to be disturbed.
There was no doubt in my mind that this was the influence of the tower.
It seemed that all the protection I prepared beforehand wasn’t enough to block its effects.
Currently, advanced spells seem to be restricted in use.
It would be hard for me to activate forbidden spells in this situation.
Left with no choice, I used another kind of magic instead.
The magic I used were intermediate spells through a mix of miasma and magic power.
A wide variety of ranged attacks struck the golden tower and tentacles.
However, those magic spells — which boasted overwhelming destructive power — had been completely absorbed.
The golden tower and the tentacles stood tall with nary a scratch.
Those attacks imbued with magic power and miasma were absorbed mercilessly.
What an absurd ability… so this is the effect of the Will of the World.
I ran around the city, slashing at the tentacles that chased after me in all directions.
Sprinting into the shadow of houses, trying to approach them while scratching futilely at the tentacles.
However, once the distance was reduced to some extent, its defense became thicker.
I had no choice but to retreat and evacuate to a position invisible to the tower.
I was able to roughly grasp its ability. The real battle starts now…
I thought while listening to the people’s screams and joyful voices.
It had been a while since I was forced into this kind of uncouth combat.
Even so, I wasn’t in a position to complain about it.
Apparently, that false god didn’t want me to get close all that much.
It seemed that it was good at medium to long distance combat.
Therefore, the thing I had to do was decided.
And that was to close my distance and hit it with a physical attack.
Even that tower could be cut with the keepsake sword.
I wouldn’t whine now that I have come to this point.
Even though I was forced to such a humorously inferior position, I had no choice but to do it.
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