Class 2B's Were Wiped Out Vol 1 - 5 - Chapter 4: Bait, trap, and trickery
Chapter 4: Bait, trap, and trickery
After a little experimentation in the lab, I go back to the living room and lean against the jelly to watch my classmates’ monster hunt through the holographic display.
“You’re all very careful, indeed.”
My homunculus had given me more strength and cheats, and I was more relaxed in the fight. This time, there were no fools who would get carried away. The classmates proceeded carefully through the dungeon, working together and steadily sinking one by one, even against weaker enemies.
“<<I told them that there are no more homunculi, so the next time you die, you’ll be a zombie>>, and it’s working.”
Even if there are more deaths, my necromancy will be able to save the spirits. As long as I have a body to put them in, I can resurrect them again. But unfortunately, I don’t have any homunculus in stock. We still have enough material for zombies.
My classmates are working in teams that I have organized. Some of them have been paired up with people they don’t know very well, but I have considered the compatibility of the cheaters. Aside from human relations, the division of roles in battle seemed to be working well.
“We’re all in good shape,” he said. …….”
There are other problems.
“Action points. They’ve made up some really nasty rules.”
When you kill monsters in the dungeon, you get action points. By spending these action points, you can get various benefits.
So far, so good. Action points are useful for obtaining things essential for survival, such as food, toilet, bath, sleeping bag, and so on. The studio also has living facilities, but we do not want to share our private space with others. Let’s let them take care of their own living environment by themselves.
“If that’s all there is to it, action points are just a convenience.
But the more action points we earn, the more we can look forward to the benefits of higher points.” I’m talking about the “enslave the person you subjugate”, “charm the person you love”, and “make the person you hate suffer and die”. Now I could have just ordered them not to use them, but I wonder what would have happened if I had stayed in the original class. But it takes more than 40,000 points to use such a heinous boon.
“Compared to that, monster hunting is too inefficient …….”
I check my phone frequently to see how many action points I have. Every time my classmates kill a monster, I get a head’s share of the action points.
“In reverse, I get 10 goblin points, 30 buel points, 50 firecart points, 40 hobgoblin points, 40 killer wolf points, and 10 cave bat points. The only hippogriffo Mizuno ran into earlier had 300 points, but he was a very strong opponent.”
Moreover, the action points are divided by the number of heads, so that even if it takes ten men to kill a single goblin, they will only get one point. The number of action points needed to be freed from this game is 100,000. It is a mind-boggling number. At any rate, even if you earn 10 points a day, it will take you 10,000 days – a little over 27 years – to return to the earth. If we return to the world after twenty-seven years, we will be middle-aged men and women with no education or job experience. We will be living in a living h**l that will be no better than this dungeon.
“If we want to increase our efficiency as much as possible, we can reach two ways. One is to target monsters with higher action points.
I’m just saying this to sound pretentious, but it’s something that anyone could come up with.
“But the action points you get when you kill a monster are proportional to the strength of the monster. If you aim at too strong monsters, you may be beaten back. On the other hand, if you increase the number of your allies to counter a strong monster, the action points you get will be divided by the number of your allies.
There is room to devise ways to fight, but it will take some time to become more efficient.
Shesti, who had been listening to my soliloquy in silence, asks me, “Is there another way?
“What is the other way?”
That’s the rest of the two ways to increase efficiency I mentioned earlier.
I shrugged my shoulders and said.
“Reduce the denominator.”
“Is that the denominator ……?”
“Action points earned = action points earned from defeating enemy monsters ÷ number of allies. You understand this, don’t you?”
Yes. It’s a head division.
“The idea is to increase the numerator to get stronger monsters. But you can also increase the number of action points by reducing the denominator. The point is to hunt monsters with fewer people.
If you want to be efficient, this may be a more natural idea.
“But if we reduce the number of allies, won’t it be harder to hunt the same monsters as before?
“Yes. But there is a way to compensate for that. The benefit you get from an action point is this. <Take a cheat from the next person you kill>. And at 7500 action points, it’s cheaper than the other heinous benefits.”
“Kill your allies and take their cheats. That’s what God implies, isn’t it?”
Shesti nodded in agreement.
（He’s a good listener.)
He understands quickly and listens attentively. I am sure this is how he talked to Larja as well.
Lalja talking with only Shesti. It might be a rather lonely scene if you imagine it.
Perhaps it is because of this thought that the memory of Lalja, which has been implanted in my brain, starts to tingle. If I’m not careful, anger will take over. I sigh and release the internal pressure.
(…… calm down. If I get emotional, I won’t be able to win. I will win just as I am. (……, not haunted by the grudge of an unworkable alchemist.)
Breathing softly, I continue.
“Because of the benefit of taking away the cheat, I don’t necessarily feel safe just because I drew a good cheat. On the contrary. It may give you an advantage in the fight against monsters, but even when you’re fighting monsters, you have to watch out for your <<allies>> behind you.
Especially those who were not blessed with cheats may take action as soon as they accumulate enough action points. Actions – assassinations of those with powerful cheats.
“To prevent this, we can make a rule that the members of the council do not earn more action points than necessary. But then the game would never end. Eventually, the goal is to reach 100,000 points. Then, there will come a time when someone has 7,500, 40,000, or 60,000 points. That’s where the skepticism comes in. 7500 points should have been the first turning point.”
“So the seeds of discord were planted when the benefit was shown.”
“That’s what I mean. However, from what I saw, the only ones who understood this point and were alert to it were Hachisu and Minegishi, who read his mind.
As I shrugged my shoulders, Shesty suddenly looked in the wrong direction.
“It seems that God has resumed broadcasting his thoughts.
“Let me see.”
Another holographic image appeared next to the monitor showing his classmates.
“Can this monitor be used anywhere?”
“Yes. Yes. It is a function that is embedded in me.
I look at the monitor, confirming what I had been wondering.
<<What is that? What’s going on? But their bodies are different, aren’t they? Reincarnation of souls is a secret ritual that only God is allowed to perform! >>
A smiling face is holding his head in his hands.
A thought broadcast shows his classmates steadily hunting monsters. In one of the several split-scenes, Masuda is shown soaking in the bathtub.
“Can you enlarge Masuda’s image?”
With Shesty’s reply, Masuda’s bathing scene is shown in close-up. …… No, of course I don’t want to see this. I just need to check on the enemy.
Masuda seems to be soaking in the bath by consuming action points. The cypress bath can hold a hundred people… Not the “bath” with 8 points, but the “God’s hot spring” with 5400 points. It’s not the 8-point “bath” but the 5400-point “God’s hot spring.
Sometimes I sigh in a very old man-like way. On the surface of the reddish-bronze muddy water, there was a small spider swimming like a water strider.
“You’ve got a lot of time on your hands, don’t you?
What does Masuda think of the current situation?
Masuda knows what happened to Yanagida, Karasawa, and Mizuno’s group, but he can’t know if the other students are alive or dead. Masuda cannot see God’s broadcast.
Then Mizuno came into the studio.
“I’m so tired. Tsuzuki-san, I have a lot to report…”
He was about to say something when he noticed the picture I was looking at.
“Hey, what are you looking at ……?
Mizuno says to me with a shocked look on his face,
“It can’t be helped if it’s God who’s broadcasting it. We need to see what’s going on over there.
“What? I thought you weren’t interested in girls, since you haven’t shown any sign of touching them even though you’ve enslaved them.”
For some reason, Mizuno is relieved.
Seeing Mizuno like that reminded me of something.
“Come to think of it, Mizuno was about to be charmed by Masuda.”
“…… don’t remind me of something I don’t like.”
Mizuno said with a frown.
(He even committed suicide in an instant.)
He must have been physiologically unacceptable to Masuda. In the classroom, he did not show such a sign, but rather he was trying to make Masuda, his homeroom teacher, happy.
“To be precise, it was <<attracting the person of one’s intention>>, wasn’t it? How far does this <<intentional partner>> go in this case?”
Sheisty answers my question.
“Literally, a person with whom one has romantic feelings or inferiority complexes. It does not mean an unspecified number of people of the opposite or same s*x.
“Geez, ……, does that mean he has romantic feelings for me?”
Mizuno said in disgust.
“Mizuno was following him around so much that he must have misunderstood.
“That’s the worst. Did you think I was helping him because I like him? If I left him alone, the class would never progress, so you had no choice but to follow him!”
“Mizuno-san helps me when I’m in trouble. Maybe she has a crush on me? Pure Masuda remembers Mizuno every night when he is in agony and ……”
“Stop it, seriously stop it.”
“It’s good to know what happens when you try to be affectionate with inexperienced unfriendly guys. It’s a lot of fun to watch.”
Mizuno screams in agony.
“The fake chaste…uh, Nishizawa, right? I’m sure Nishizawa would be able to make you misunderstand him with his calculation, or on the contrary, draw a line so as not to cause a misunderstanding. Mizuno and I are different in age as women.”
“I’m sorry. It’s not that I want to be like Nishizawa-san.
That’s right. Asking Mizuno to be like him is like asking me to be like Uei.
I’ll get back to the point.
“Anyway. Anyway, the benefit of charm is limited to the person you’re attracted to. You can’t charm everyone, can you?”
Unless Masuda has a deep-seated inferiority complex for all the girls.
Even if Masuda is a perverted teacher, I don’t think he has a deep-seated inferiority complex for all girls in his class ……. At the most, he probably has a few favorite girls in his class.
It’s not like the 2B class is full of beautiful girls. Either way, he should not be allowed to teach. Only a character in a drama is allowed to enjoy forbidden love with his student.
“I’d like to use <reflect attack by action point only once> on Mizuno as soon as possible.”
“Oh, you’re worried about me?”
We don’t want the leader of the group to be on the other side. Mizuno, what action points do you have?
Let’s see… ……2012
You’re making more than I thought you would.
I found the hippogriffo’s nest. It was hard work, but I managed to kill them one by one by leading them down a narrow passage.
“But it’s not enough.”
At that point, Masuda had enough action points to charm Mizuno. In other words, at that stage, he had at least 60,000 points. After that, since he destroyed Mizuno’s team, he also gained an action point for killing the player.
I explained this to Mizuno,
“I see, so that’s how it is. Monsters don’t accumulate action points very slowly. On the other hand, other players are accumulating more action points than me. They may eventually try to dominate you by accumulating 40,000 or 60,000 action points. By the way, it seems that you can get a lot of action points by killing players. If that’s the case, you can go to …….”
“That’s what I mean.”
As far as action points are concerned, it’s too late to get hit. At the very least, we need to secure 15,000 points for reflection as soon as possible. Even then, when you are at 7500 points, you have to deal with those who try to kill you and take your cheat away from you.
While we were silent, there was a movement on the God’s broadcast.
A grinning smiley face, who had been looking intently at what looked like a class list of Kunisaki Higashi High School, let out a startled cry of “Aah! >>He shouted in surprise. Then, smiling more wickedly than usual, he says
<God, I’ve finally noticed! Attendance number 21, Shion Tsuzuki! Just because you are a loner doesn’t mean you should stay in the bathroom and not come out! >>
“Damn. You’ve been noticed.”
I had hoped that my classmates would get used to fighting in the current team, but now that they know, there’s nothing I can do about it.
“Let’s do it. We’re ahead of schedule, but at least we’re ready to go.”
Shesti nodded and Mizuno swallowed a mouthful of saliva at my words.
A girl was running in the dark dungeon.
She keeps running out of breath, looking back frequently.
Of course, it is not Hayasaka who is running. He doesn’t train himself so hard that he gets out of breath just by running like this.
Whenever the running girl looks back, her long, cropped black hair flutters in the air. Her seamless, ladylike clothes are flipped down to reveal her white legs and black high socks with embroidery.
Her face is not bad either. Her face is also not bad. She has a rather short nose and a purely Japanese-style beautiful face.
All these factors together create an aura of neatness that would be attractive to an older man.
This girl is, yes, the “fake neatness” of Nishizawa, the pocket-knife of the queen bee.
“Oh, oh, oh, ……, help me! Sensei, I know you’re out there somewhere! Please help me!”
a girl shouts toward the end of the dungeon.
“Is that voice …… Nishizawa?”
A man in a suit appears from the depths of the dungeon with a group of hobgoblins in tow. He seems to have had his suit cleaned by the grace of God, and his clothes are relatively crisp and clean for a man of his age.
Please help me! A new student is …… a new student is ……!”
“Slow down! Please tell me what’s going on from the beginning.
Masuda, in his unusually calm and teacher-like manner, tries to calm the half-crying Nishizawa. He is trying to soothe Nishizawa, who is half crying. ……, but his hand goes to Nishizawa’s back and repeatedly rubs the area where her bra strap is located. Nishizawa clutches Masuda’s chest.
Yes,…… we’ve all been beaten by the monster,” Nishizawa says. But that’s exactly what he wanted!
“He ……? You said a transfer student? You mean Shion Tsuzuki?
“That’s right! Tsuzuki has obtained some kind of necromancy and has taken control of our souls! He threatened to turn us into zombies if we disobeyed him, and some of us actually …… ugh!”
“What the ……, Tsuzuki, how dare you!”
Masuda, putting his own conduct on the shelf, reveals his anger.
We girls were put into artificial human bodies called homunculus. And he said, ‘Boys, you have to fight monsters until you die. The boys will fight monsters until they die. The girls are supposed to take turns …… and deal with them themselves. ……”
Nishizawa chokes up and sobs.
“I get it now. You don’t have to say anything else. I’m sorry.
I ran away while he was attacking Mizuno-san. ……
What? Tsuzuki attacked Mizuno?
Masuda’s voice suddenly rose in volume.
Yes, he did. But Mizuno told me to run away while he had the chance and let me go. …… We weren’t even that close to each other. ……”
“Damn it, damn it, damn it! He’s mine! Tsuzuki!”
Masuda’s face turns red and he stomps his clogs.
Nishizawa looks up at him in astonishment and Masuda comes to his senses.
I’m sorry. I’m sorry. So, …… are you all right? Did Tsuzuki do something strange to you?”
I’m going to change my response depending on whether or not she is a virgin. Nishizawa’s cheeks twitch as he hears Masuda’s line as if to say so.
No, no, I’m fine. Tsuzuki was putting the girls in order …… and I wasn’t there yet …….”
“Well, the girls have to take their turn. ……
Masuda’s face turns reddish-black.
“Damn! That city guy, he looked like he wasn’t interested in girls, but now that he’s in another world, he’s showing his true colors! Wait for me, I’ll go there and kill him!”
As Masuda is about to run out of the room, Nishizawa clings to him tightly.
“Wait, please …… I can’t be left alone in a place like this ……”
Nishizawa says with tears in his eyes, looking Masuda up and down.
Masuda was obviously flustered.
“Uh, oh, yes, that’s right. I have to protect you first. ……”
Masuda put his hands on Nishizawa’s shoulders.
Masuda looked at Nishizawa in his arms and smiled wickedly.
“Se, sensei ……?”
“Yes, Nishizawa. I’ll take good care of you. But I can’t do it without any conditions.
“Oh, no! I have no one else to rely on but you!
“Nishizawa……, you followed Hachisu around at school and rebelled against him a lot, didn’t you? I haven’t forgotten that, have I?”
“Well, I’m …… sorry about that,…… too.”
Masuda looked down arrogantly at Nishizawa, who bowed with a trembling head. His upper lip is turned up and his nose is quivering. He must be getting a kick out of making the cocky girl bow down to him.
“You owe me an apology. But whether or not I accept your apology is another matter.
“Well, what should I do?
“You know what to do and how to do it, don’t you ……?”
Masuda put his hands on Nishizawa’s shoulders and tried to open his clothes to the left and right.
“If you stay quiet, I won’t do anything bad to you.”
Nishizawa stiffened at Masuda’s unreliable words.
Nishizawa looks around for help.
Masuda’s face is approaching.
Nishizawa’s face is filled with impatience.
“Kukukku…… good boy, Nishizawa.”
Nishizawa finally snapped at Masuda, who was licking his tongue with a creepy look on his face.
“Hey, hey! You’ve got to help me!”
Nishizawa pushed Masuda’s face away and shouted.
I click my tongue as I look at the monitor in the dungeon.
“Damn. You’re not a virgin, you’ve got to be a little more patient. I was going to do it when Masuda dropped his pants.
Yes…. This is a trap. To catch Masuda out.
I’ll explain the details later. I’ll use necromancy to send my thoughts to my men.
One team of classmates attacks Masuda and Nishizawa from in front and behind.
Masuda is surprised and removes his hand from Nishizawa’s shoulder.
While he was doing that..,
“You’re disgusting, you virgin teacher!
Nishizawa kicked Masuda.
While Masuda flinches, Nishizawa evacuates to the edge of the dungeon.
A girl with a melee cheat attacks Masuda from behind.
“Enemy of women must die!”
The girl swings her sword down toward Masuda.
“Snare Spider! Stop him!
With Masuda’s voice, a white mesh net shot out from Masuda’s shoulder.
A girl stops moving when she is plunged head first into the net.
“How dare you!”
This time, a girl with an axe approaches Masuda.
“Spider, go for the legs!”
“What is this? What is this?
A net also poked out from the shoulder joints, and it is stuck to the legs of the axe girl.
“Damn! Is it a trap? Hobgoblins, protect me!”
The hobgoblins who had been standing around Masuda now form a tight formation around him. His classmates stop in their tracks at the sight of the hobgoblins with spears and shields.
“Damn …… surprise attack failed. What was that net you were using earlier?”
I ask Shesty, who is standing by my side. Besides Chesty, Mizuno, Hayasaka, and Minegishi remain by my side. And six zombies.
“Snare Spiders. They are small spider-shaped monsters that spit out white threads to stop the player’s movement, but are not much of a threat.
I stare at God’s broadcast screen.
Upon closer inspection, one could see a small spider on Masuda’s shoulder.
(Come to think of it, ……)
When Masuda was taking a bath, a small spider was also seen on the screen. There can be no natural spiders in the bath prepared by God. My fault for not questioning it.
“Damn! First step failed. ……”
I think you get the idea by now. It is a complete lie that Nishizawa escaped from me. It was my plan to hook Masuda and take him out at once.
When I proposed this strategy to Nishizawa, he gave me a very unpleasant look.
He said, “You are good at that kind of thing, aren’t you?
“Masuda would be intimidated by a typical gal, and an inexperienced girl would not be a temptation. You’re a neat and tidy b***h, you’re the right person for the job.”
“I’m not a b***h! I don’t cheat on my boyfriend when I’m with him!”
Nishizawa was very reluctant, but agreed that this strategy was effective for Masuda. From Nishizawa’s point of view, Masuda seemed to be “that kind” of teacher.
I finally silenced Nishizawa’s reluctance by giving him an order, and after dressing him up in appropriate clothing, I released him to the area where Masuda was.
However, my plan fell apart when Nishizawa faltered at the last minute.
“Damn, I thought he could make it,” said Nishizawa. Masuda was afraid of the women’s high caste, but that’s why he was so resentful. I thought if I showed him any weakness, he would attack me without question.
No, he was right. Nishizawa just went quiet sooner than I thought he would.
Mizuno, lurking next to me, said.
“You didn’t tell him to do it to me because …… you were possessive by any chance?”
“Of course not. If Mizuno, who tried to avoid being attracted to Masuda by committing suicide, turns on him, Masuda will wonder if it’s a trap. Masuda is a petty man.”
The reason Uei’s best friend Ikeno was turned into a zombie but not Hachisu’s pocket-knife Nishizawa was to make him do this.
“Besides, how can Mizuno be a sexual trickster? Pfft…… I’m laughing when I imagine it.”
“Gugu……. So, what were you going to do if Nishizawa-san was charmed by Masuda?”
“Nothing, I won’t do anything about it.
“I didn’t put action point reflex on Nishizawa. If Nishizawa dominates Masuda by reflection, it would be troublesome. Nishizawa is absolutely obedient to me, but it does not mean that even Masuda, who is fascinated by Nishizawa, is absolutely obedient to me. Masuda may try to kill me by discovering Nishizawa’s intention, right? I would rather have Nishizawa fall into Masuda’s hands than have that happen. His cheats are not indispensable.”
“Oh, …… you’re the one!”
Mizuno, who was red-faced with anger, was about to attack him, but he was restrained by his hand.
But Masuda didn’t use his charm on Nishizawa. But Masuda is a coward and would have used charm if he could have. So, it seems that the charm is only for <the person he is interested in>. Good for you, Mizuno. It seems like the doctor really cares about you, doesn’t he?”
“I’m really going to throw up.”
Mizuno said with a dismayed look on his face.
Mizuno had a large sword as tall as he was thrust into the ground and was supporting it with one hand on the side of the sword. It was so heavy that I could not even lift it, but Mizuno, strengthened by his aura power, could handle it. It was a big swing, but considering the monster Masuda was following, I wanted it to have this kind of striking power.
“Oh, it’s about time for Mizuno and the others to get to work.
From far away, heavy footsteps and high hoof beats could be heard.
<The men’s assault team is to stop the hobgoblins, while the women’s assault team is to retrieve Nishizawa and escape! Switch places and get the gymnastic squad to cover! >>
My classmates move to follow my order.
Nishizawa is brought to the “main camp” where I am. The “main camp” is just a passageway a little far from Masuda’s house.
“Tsk, tsk, kiiiiiiiiii!”
Nishizawa grabbed me as soon as I came back. With one hand, I stopped Shesty, who was trying to stop me. Nishizawa grabbed me by the collar and shook me.
“Calm down, Nishizawa. I thought you could take it a little longer.”
“I’m physiologically unable to stand that!”
“You were all excited when we were picking out clothes, you know. You were so excited when we were picking out the clothes.
“Well, that’s …….”
I let the nerd boys help me coordinate the clothes, since they understand the feelings of the nekura best. At first Nishizawa was reluctant to help, but in the end he was pleasantly surprised by the geek’s flushed face and creepy expression as he praised him.
I’d like to say that love had sprouted in an unexpected way ……, but there is not a single millimeter of chance of that with the otaku guy. At best, it would be a fake idol and his followers. Nishizawa has just learned a new trick.
“Well, if you learn from this, you should choose the men you use properly. There’s a good percentage of guys like Masuda in the mix.”
“Hmph! Why should I change my behavior for some creepy teacher? I’m giving you a dream, so it’s give and take! I mean, you let her do that to me and you can’t even say a single word of thanks?
“Well, to make up for it, shall I order one of the boys to go out with Nishizawa? Only boys in this class, though.”
“That’s so boring! …… I mean, I think that would be insincere.”
“What’s the point of trying to fix it now?”
“Shut up! In the first place, this class is full of guys who are all flirtatious and there aren’t any good ones! You can’t tell me that until you get even Ryouki-kun from class C under your command!”
“Don’t talk nonsense! Oh, you’re coming out, aren’t you?
While brushing aside Nishizawa’s biting, I turn my attention to the holography.
An ox-headed giant and a half-human, half-horse monster come from the depths of the dungeon.
（They are here. A minotaur and a centaur. The first mountain of the battle against Masuda is to conquer these two monsters.)
) Due to the speed of the centaurs, it seems that the centaurs arrive first.
“Mizuno team, hold the centaurs! Hey Nishizawa, you are also a member of Mizuno team!
“You are too rough!”
Nishizawa complains as he and Mizuno head out with the others.
<<The Minotaur is in Yanagida’s group. Karasawa attacks, using his shock voice to slow them down. The others keep their distance and stay away! >>
“Oh, I’ll take care of it!”
Let’s get revenge!
Yanagida and Karasawa give spirited replies.
（Morale is high.)
I asked Yanagida when he put me in the homunculus. I asked him why he kept quiet at the meeting when he was about to be killed.
Yanagida’s answer was this. He said, “I can’t do such a lame thing as hanging people to save my own life.
(Is it called “rock ……”?)
This was Yanagida’s way of making sense. He said he would repay with his work what he had given his life for.
(Karasawa has another reason.)
Karasawa, who goes to a martial arts gym, is obsessed with his own strength. He wants me to fight him again, he said, saying he didn’t like that I got scared at the last minute.
(He’s got a lot of guts. ……)
I’m not in the habit of letting a guy who’s beaten me once go down without a fight. I had a couple of girls with a remote attacker with me. The girls seemed to be reassured by the presence of Karasawa, who looked strong from the outside, and Yanagida, who was not intimidated in the face of the enemy.
While Yanagida’s group is attracting the minotaurs, the gymnastic squad joins the men’s assault team and opens battle with the hobgoblins.
Masuda hides behind the hobgoblins and shouts.
“Is it true that you guys are being forced to follow Tsuzuki?
We’ll start from the left!
Right, get back!
Match the cheetos!
The gymnasts ignore Masuda and attack the hobgoblins.
The coordination between the two is a true testament to their skills. They are not going to become professionals, but they are throwing away their precious youth into the black club activities.
“Stop obeying Tsuzuki! Obey me, the teacher! You can see it! I can control any monster! You don’t stand a chance!
“Don’t be fooled!”
Masuda’s sweet words were met with a shout from a male member of the baseball team, who is known for his vocal prowess.
“Let’s hear it, let’s hear it! Fie, ooh, fie, ooh! Gashiko, Phi, O!
Phi, oh, Phi, oh! Fight! Fight!
“What are you talking about, …… you guys?”
Even Masuda was not pleased to see the gymnasts chanting in this situation.
（Well, I made them do it.)
As expected, they are not so crazy as to shout in this situation.
My classmates obey me absolutely, but they may be misled by Masuda’s words. This is the reason why I guessed these guys who do not think logically and whose brains are made of muscles to the core.
（But they are also very tough.)
Masuda is directly in charge of the team, and his fighting style is solid.
He has the hobgoblins form a line and use their spears and bows through the gaps in the shields. Moreover, he changes the vanguard at regular intervals, giving them time to rest.
We are outnumbered and have no time to make replacements. The vanguards, who are always on the line, are supporting the front line with their spirit and guts trained in the gymnastics club. It’s a situation I don’t like at all.
（Damn… There will be casualties if I don’t do something…)
I check the whole area through the holography and give instructions.
<<Suisan Squad! Men’s assault team, leave once the Suisan squad enters and come back! The gymnastic squad, rotate half of the team and take a break! >>
Each of them replied in agreement.
The Suisan Squad is made up of middle caste men with remote attack cheats. They should be effective against hobgoblins in a tight formation.
“Well, …… we’ve got the lineup roughly as planned. ……”
Yanagida’s team is holding the bull-headed giant. The odds are in their favor. Yanagida and Karasawa fought well against the same opponent in the first battle. This should be enough in terms of strength.
Mizuno’s team is in charge of the half man, half horse. The Mizuno team has one gal who has a trick to make a pit and one high-caste boy who has a trick to make a wall of earth grow out of the ground. These two cheats kill the centaurs’ legs, and Mizuno, strengthened by his aura, attacks them with grapple hands and air hammers. Furthermore, to prevent the centaurs from targeting anyone but Mizuno, Nishizawa’s cheat “Turn Attention” directs the enemy’s attention to Mizuno.
The hobgoblin swarms are the responsibility of the gymnastics club and the Suiyama team. The gymnasts use their solidarity and stamina to hold off the horde, while the Suiyama Squad, which focuses on remote attacks, reduces the number of hobgoblins.
The remaining six zombies, Hayasaka, Minegishi, and Sheisty, are directly under my command.
The assault team of girls and boys who rescued Nishizawa just now will be the Yuugun, preparing for any unforeseen circumstances.
<Oh! Tsuzuki, you have made a great turnaround! You’ve successfully taken control of your classmates and are poised to take on Masuda’s monster army! This is getting more and more interesting! >>
As if he’s forgotten about his earlier ranting, the god is now raising me up.
“You have the upper hand.”
“Yes, you’re the master!
I muttered to myself, and Shesti followed me up.
I was about to continue when Masuda shouted.
“Damn! What the h**l! That s****y class is united!
No, I guess that’s the part that surprises me.
“But I’m not at my best yet! Come on, firecars, Buell, Lizardmen!
<<Masuda, I couldn’t resist calling for reinforcements! A swarm of fire engines, a group of Buell, and a squad of Lizardmen are coming at me from all directions! >>
This is about what Nyanke Smile said.
“It’s a messy situation indeed. ……”
I ponder the situation and make a decision.
<Girls’ assault team, hold off the Lizardmen! <Men’s assault team, suppress the Lizardmen. Fire trucks, take care of the mountain.
I’m on it!
You’re going to f**k with the Hobgoblins too?
Only Tousan’s voice came back urgent.
<Yes,…… Yanagida, send one of the remote attack girls to Suiyama’s team! I’ll leave it to you! >>
“Damn! I can’t help it!”
Yanagida instructs one of the girls to join the Suisan team.
“Here it comes! Water ball!”
A girl shoots a water ball at one of the fire engines and knocks it away.
Suisan thanks the girls who have come to join them. It was a good decision by Yanagida to send the girl toward the burning chariot. The fire truck slows down when the fire is extinguished, which is the information he had obtained from Shesti before the fire.
（Have you gotten back on your feet for the time being?)
With the help of the Tui San team, they are steadily hunting down the fire trucks while keeping the hobgoblins at bay.
The number of Buell and Lizardmen is large, and the assault team is having a hard time, but the number of enemies is gradually decreasing.
Just as the assault team was about to get out of their predicament, Mizuno’s team also made a move.
The Centaur was caught in the paws of Mizuno Team’s trapping cheat!
Now! Smash him down!”
Mizuno, the leader of the team, calls out to his team members.
“Take the air hammer! Air hammer!”
The high-caste men bring down a hammer of atmospheric pressure from a medium distance.
The centaur’s back creaks. The centaur can’t help but break the rest of its legs in place.
Instead, the centaur strains against the trapped leg.
“Not so fast! Grapple hands!”
Gal clutches at his paw and uses her monstrous strength to break the knee joint.
The centaur goes berserk, but Gal holds on for dear life.
“Class president! Hurry up and decide!”
Mizuno is already jumping as she answers. Kicking the wall to gain momentum, Mizuno swings his great black sword over the head of the four-meter tall centaur.
Mizuno swings her great sword down with an energy uncharacteristic of a woman.
With all her weight and aura power, it is truly a blow with all her might.
─ ─ ……
The centaur’s scream is cut short. Mizuno’s blow slices the man’s forehead and the horse’s chest in half.
Masuda is startled and stops moving behind the hobgoblins.
Masuda’s agitation must have been felt by all the monsters, as they all stopped moving for a moment.
I signal to Hayasaka, who is standing next to me.
Hayasaka ran out with a reply.
No, he disappeared.
The powerful acceleration of the jet boots is too fast for my eyes to follow.
The afterimage of Hayasaka jumps through the dungeon with a speed like kicking in the air.
By the time Masuda notices it, it is too late.
Hayasaka kicks the head of the hobgoblin in front of Masuda and lands in front of him.
“…… too late!”
A high speed kick, using the reaction of the landing as a spring, pierces Masuda, who is shaken up.
Masuda was hit by a kick on the shoulder, and was blown away with a fist bump.
He hits his back against the wall and remains motionless.
“G…… damn …….”
“Give it up, doctor. If you resist, I have orders to kill you without hesitation.
Hayasaka says, sitting down, ready to leap at any moment.
Masuda only grunts through his back teeth.
At the same time, another battlefield was about to be decided.
Karasawa’s gigantic fist punched through the jaw of the Minotaur, whose movement had been stopped by the shock voice. The Minotaur’s huge jaw was twisted and snapped. The Minotaur’s huge tongue, torn off by the impact, made a cracking sound at a distance.
The Minotaur, missing half of its head, crumbles to the ground with a resounding crash.
<After the centaur, even the minotaur has been killed! <<After the centaurs, even the minotaurs have been killed! And Ni, Masuda himself, checkmate! This is a match made in heaven! >>
(A grinning smile is exclaimed in the holography.
(If he’s so agitated, it’s because he’s ……)
I’m still here.
<<< Stay on your guard! First, exterminate the enemies nearby! Yanagida team, cover the other teams! Mizuno, join Hayasaka and watch Masuda! >>
All classmates responded with their approval.
“Sensei …… are you okay?”
Hayasaka asks Masuda in a silly manner.
Masuda’s kicked shoulder hangs slack, and with bloodshot eyes, he pulls his body away from the wall. Masuda’s face is covered in cold sweat as he stands holding his shoulder with his other hand.
Next to Hayasaka, Mizuno stands with a bloody sword hanging from his arm.
Masuda takes a step back and opens his mouth.
“Damn, that …… did it! Hey, transfer student! Tsuzuki! I know you can hear me!
I don’t know if I’d say yes to that.
I look at Masuda through the monitor while keeping myself hidden.
<<Mizuno, please relay my words.
I can see him on the monitor, but I can’t hear his voice.
“You look good, Masuda.”
Mizuno hesitated to give me the message as I said this to him with a sneer. Then he sighs and opens his mouth.
“<<You look good, Masuda>> he says.
“Ggghh…… that’s not fair! You let the girls fight while you observe from the safety of your own home!
“You’re the one who’s a monster, but you’re so stupid that I’m worried …… that you’ll be seduced by Nishizawa’s charms. Are you really a math teacher?”
Mizuno, with her cheeks drawn back in a tight line, dutifully delivers my words.
Masuda’s face turned red.
Come out of there! I’ll kill you!
I’m going to kill you! Even HANDAI can do it if he only says it. No, Hantai might actually do it, depending on what happens. He’s a man of his word. I’m a little better than you.
Masuda’s forehead is covered with veins when he hears my words.
（What’s wrong? Something is wrong. If he was really cornered, he would have tried to do “that” thing.)
And I’m also wondering about that smirk he had on his face earlier.
I yell out with a bad feeling.
“Damn! He’s still hiding something! Everyone be careful, Masuda is…”
“He’s always making fun of teachers! Then I’ll make it so you’ll have no choice but to come out of ……! Come on! I, Gargantuan Bone Dragon!
Masuda shouts, spreading his arms out.
Oh no! Just when Masuda thought that he was in trouble, the wall behind him exploded. Or, more precisely, it turned into sand and exploded. The dungeon was covered with a cloud of sand, and even the monitors could not see what was happening.
“Master! Get back!”
Shesty yells as she steps forward and shields me.
The dungeon has collapsed, and the barrier between Masuda and me is gone.
<Oh, my God! Masuda finally loses his temper when he is encouraged by the students. He finally lets out his d**k! >>
That thing ……?
Pushed by the sense of danger, I give instructions to my classmates.
<<Everyone, get away from the direction of the explosion! Get away from where you are! >>
Stopping to think and move is the worst thing you can do on the battlefield. Anyway, I order you to get back.
“There’s something at …….”
Sheisty murmurs in front of me.
“Something huge, something …….”
Soon after, my classmates come running out of the cloud of dust.
A gust of wind blew from behind the cloud of dust.
I quickly shielded my face.
The gust of wind passed through in an instant.
I lower my arm and stare into the depths of the dungeon.
As a commander, I should have stayed back, but the desire to see …… overcame me.
Behind the still swirling dust cloud, the silhouette of a giant cone looms. The bottom of the cone was surrounded by what looked like a long tail, and a huge skull was attached to the top of the cone. The cone was at least five meters high.
It is exactly like a…
“Gee, haha! …… How do you like that? This is my most powerful servant, the Gargantuan Bone Dragon!”
Masuda said, his whole body covered in sand and choking on dust.
The wall behind Masuda – or rather, all the walls and ceilings around him – had turned to sand.
It was similar to the situation when the sports club team activated the quicksand trap by shouting at the time of the first annihilation. An area the size of Kunisaki Higashi’s playground was completely transformed into one large room. The ceiling had collapsed around the area where the dragon – Gargantuan Bone Dragon or something like that – was located.
In the middle of this huge dome… there was a dragon.
(No, that’s not …….)
(No, not .) More precisely, it was a skeletal creature. No flesh, no skin, just bones. Much like the dinosaur skeletons displayed in museums.
But this “dragon” is alive. The tail vertebrae coiling around its huge body undulate like a snake, and the ribs like a gateway open and close as if it were breathing. The only difference from the museum specimen is the huge wings on its back. Of course, these wings are only made of bones.
“A dragon made of bones …… or are the bones of a dragon moving?”
Sheisty replies to my musings.
“The latter is correct. Bone dragons are created when the collective spirit of a monster possesses the bones of an aged dragon. I’ve never seen anything this huge before.
I was just beginning to think about that when the Gargantuan Bone …… long, bony dragon moved. It swiveled its body and swung its long tail vertebrae like a whip. The centrifugal tip of its tail slices through the air as it approaches me.
Shesti leaps backward with me in her arms.
A bone storm rushes through the air right after that.
Shesty loses her balance in mid-air and rolls to the ground with me still in her arms. The impact on my body was lighter than I had expected. Shesty had put herself down and was protecting me.
Shesty’s brow furrowed and she groaned.
“Tsuzuki! You get back!”
Mizuno said to me as I held on to Chesty and called out to her as if I was hanging on.
Mizuno said to me as I held Sheisty and called out to her. If you die, we lose!”
Before I knew it, Mizuno was standing in front of me, pointing a black great sword at the bone dragon. Mizuno flicks the tail of the bone dragon, which strikes again, with her great sword.
“That’s a tough ……! Get back while you still can!”
I backed up with Shesti in my arms. For the first time I held Chesty’s body, it was surprisingly light.
As I ran away, I heard the dull, heavy sound of Mizuno’s great sword colliding with the bone dragon’s tail vertebrae from behind me.
I move away from the Bone Dragon. I don’t think about it. I was frightened by the violence that had occurred in front of me, and instinctively ran away.
But I ran in the right direction. Away from the bone dragon, the walls of the dungeon remain. I stumble and slide behind the half-collapsed wall.
“Well, Master ……, I’m glad to see you’re safe and ………”
Don’t talk, don’t move!
Don’t you …… worry about me, run …… away!
I’m not going to let you do that!
I am a …… human …… form. If you use me and my …… classmates as …… decoys, we’ll …… be fine.”
Shesti’s suggestion was reasonable. The usual me would have thought the same thing.
（No, no, no!)
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. If I sacrifice my men and escape, even if I could escape, I would have no way to defeat Masuda. My credibility will be lost, and my surviving classmates will only do my orders reluctantly.
“Not yet! I haven’t lost yet!”
All my classmates are safe. Some of them are wounded and some of them have lost the will to fight. Mizuno and a few others are barely holding the line.
But no matter how strong Bone Dragon is, they will never escape on their own. Because I won’t allow it. The worst thing that can happen is that they lose the will to fight and run away.
So we can still fight.
（But… what are we going to do?)
How am I supposed to fight against such a big thing? ……
I ruffle my hair and fumble in my uniform pockets for no reason. Then I quickly scoff to myself. Did you think there was a clue in my pocket? I have to admit. I’m a mess right now. My hand slips out of my pocket and ruffles my hair again.
Ugh! I can’t think straight.
Then, “Crash! I hear a chilling sound. I look down at my feet as if I’d been shot. It was my phone. My phone fell out of my pocket. The phone rolls with a heartbreaking thud as it hits the cobblestone pavement of the dungeon.
I had forgotten to turn off my music player. As I fell, my earphone fell out, and the dungeon was filled with an out-of-place sound.
ridiculous ridiculous cruel cruel disaster disaster ……
I burst out, unintentionally.
The narrator of the English word-voiced voice was as cool as ever.
I’m the one who’s not cool.
I chuckle to myself and motion to my classmates.
<<All those who don’t have the confidence to approach, get back! Remote attackers, join up with Tui-san! Yanagida and Nishizawa, cover Mizuno! Karasawa, don’t get too far ahead and take your chances! Men and women assault team, collect the wounded and move back! Hayasaka, come back to me! Minegishi, read Masuda’s mind at all times and tell me immediately if he is about to do something! >>
At my instruction, the stunned classmates start to move.
The reason why my classmates were so excited was not because Bone Dragon was so strong. It was because I, the commander, was upset. I realize that now.
I look at the back of the chesty I’ve been holding. The superficial coating has peeled away, exposing pink tissue. The oozing fluid has already hardened. The auto-repair process has begun.
I call out, but there is no answer. I wonder if he has shut down. I can only hope there is no brain damage.
“Damn! How dare Masuda do this to me!”
I was so angry that I was surprised at myself. Maybe it was because I had injured Shesti with my poor performance. Or was it because I was too naive not to kill Masuda without question?
“…… back. I left Minegishi-san further back.”
Hayasaka, who has returned, calls out to me in a reserved manner.
（I see. (I see. Hayasaka evacuated Minegishi during the bone dragon’s attack earlier.)
If it had not been for Hayasaka’s quick thinking, we would have suffered casualties. However, I am amazed that he could see that attack at the first sight and had time to protect others. Even though he is in Lalha’s homunculus, I can feel the difference in his original specs.
I lay Sheisty down gently on the ground and say to Hayasaka
“Hayasaka. I’m going to need you to do one more job for me.”
“You’re going to carry me to the front of the Bone Dragon.”
What are you doing?
Have I ever been wrong before?
No, they were remarkably accurate. Okay, I’ll do it.
Hayasaka puts her hands on my back and behind my knees and pulls me into what I call a princess’s position.
It’s a bit pathetic looking, but I don’t have time to worry about looking good.
I give the go-ahead to Hayasaka, and give instructions to my classmates.
<<When I count to three, Yanagida will do his shock voice, and all the remote attackers will attack at once. When the Bone Dragon stops moving, Mizuno, you attack from the side and Karasawa, you attack from behind.
I’m on it.
Without questioning my intentions, my classmates nodded.
Trust was formed in the fight, not …… else. It only strengthened my command of necromancy. I don’t rely on the power of others. I rely only on my own well-traveled brain.
<<Three, two, one, zero.
“Break it up!”
Suizan gives the order and the remote attack rains down,
Mizuno shot a sword into Bone Dragon’s ribs,
Karasawa’s thrust cracks the giant femur.
“You guys go get yourselves killed too!”
I sent the six zombies I had been holding back toward the Bone Dragon.
The zombies tried their best to get the Bone Dragon’s attention, shooting fire, wind, and increased gravity. If you don’t have any cheats to attack ……, well, good luck. You may die, but your soul will still be taken.
The Bone Dragon wriggles annoyingly and turns.
Hayasaka dodges the Bone Dragon’s tail with ease. The air shook in the aftermath of the tail. I lose my balance, but Hayasaka never does. Kicking the air with his jet boots, he turns and approaches the off-balance Bone Dragon.
“Put me on your back!”
Hayasaka leaps into orbit at my command and lands on the Bone Dragon’s massive shoulder blades.
“Let it work! You wandering spirits of the dead, seeking a home! I will make my soul your home! Obey me!
With a thud, my soul pulsated. A large number of souls of the dead flow in from the bone dragon. Hundreds and thousands of evil spirits of the mountains and rivers filled the vessel of my soul.
I swallow them, chew them, tame them, tame them, subdue them, and make them my own.
The power I inherited from the avenging alchemist Larha-Loseva.
“And stopped. ……?”
Hayasaka murmured, still holding me.
The Bone Dragon had stopped moving.
The skeleton that made up the Bone Dragon had lost its mechanical stability and was crumbling with a rattling sound.
Hayasaka kicked the bone and landed on the ground at a distance.
Masuda is right in front of him.
“Ba, idiotic …… Gargantuan bone dragon has been killed, ……?”
“I didn’t just kill it.
I send the newly acquired mortals back to what’s left of the bone dragon.
Like a movie playing backwards, the bones rise up by themselves and regain their original skeletal structure.
The skeletal dragon stands behind me, glaring menacingly at its former master.
“Of all things, your trump card is a monster of the dead. I’m just not a good match for him.
My classmates gather around me.
Masuda. I was going to tell you that I wouldn’t kill you if I caught you without telling you ……, but I’ve changed my mind. You are too dangerous. I’m sorry, but I’m going to kill you once and turn you into a zombie.”
Let’s keep Masuda’s body and put one of the six zombies in it. Ikeno, Uei’s accomplice, would be a good choice. I would like to see if I can keep the good-looking atmosphere in the body of the “creepy teacher” (by Nishizawa).
But just as I was about to go through with it, Minegishi shouted.
“No, no! Sensei…”
“No, no, no, no! You’ve got a soft spot, transfer student! God! I’m exercising my boon! I’m going to use it to make my haters suffer and die! And I’ll give you a thousand points for it! Give h**l to the little s**t in the city!”
As if in response to Masuda’s words, an oversized holographic image floated before us. The image, of course, is of a being who calls himself God, with a grin on his face.
<<Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, against you, Tsuzuki, <<let your haters suffer and die>! A teacher wishing the worst death for his student is so hot! >>
“Just do it!”
Masuda shouts with a deliberately agitated grin on his face.
<<You sure about this? You sure you want to do it? >> “You’re being too much!
<<<You’re so mean! He just said he’s going to kill me! He just said he’s going to kill me, the teacher!
<Hmmm, I think it was the teacher who said he was going to kill me first, though, right? >> “I don’t give a s**t!
“I don’t care! When a teacher tells a student to die, it’s out of love! It’s part of teaching!”
<<Oh, that’s right, it’s part of teaching! God didn’t know that! Then, letting Tsuzuki die was a part of your loving instruction, wasn’t it? >> “Shut up!
“Shut up, whatever you want, just do it!”
<<Yes, sir! I’ll be right back! >>
The moment he said that, with a grin and a light tone…
A lot of blood spurted out from his mouth.
But… it came from Masuda’s mouth.
Masuda’s eyes are wide open while holding the gushing blood.
“What the h**l, why ……?
“Why am I not dead and you are suffering?
I said, and Masuda nodded his head.
“Because I used <reflect attack by action point only once> beforehand, of course.
“What, you say ……, but …… your, action point, is …….”
“Yeah, I know what you mean. We only earned action points by hunting monsters. We were limited to hunting hippogriffos, which is not a very efficient way of earning action points. On the other hand, the benefit of the attack reflex is 15,000. That’s a score I shouldn’t have had.”
Masuda nodded wordlessly.
Masuda must be in a great deal of pain if he is going to be made to suffer a painful death.
“Masuda. You have the power to follow monsters. If you kill monsters with high action points, you can easily earn action points. Besides, you should have gained some action points by killing all the classmates you encounter. Killing one player is worth 5,000 points. Plus, you get half of the action points the player had at that moment.”
Masuda’s eyes are vacant, but he seems to be listening to me.
By the way, why do you think I know about the action points that can be obtained by player kills?
Masuda’s eyes widened.
Not only Masuda’s eyes widened, but also his classmates around him gasped.
“Of course, because I killed the player. I had six of my classmates turned into zombies at my fingertips. I killed them just for kicks.”
“Hey, ……, Tsuzuki?
Mizuno’s face turns blue and his voice rises.
“Don’t worry, you just need to retrieve their souls when they die and transfer them to another degraded individual. First, I killed six people one by one, and I collected 5,000 x 6 points and a few action points that each of them had.
Masuda is bubbling and baring his eyes, but he still seems to be conscious.” Due to the effect of “suffering to death”, Masuda does not lose consciousness until just before his death.
“After that, I tried to kill him one more time each. I thought I might be able to collect 5,000 points each again, but somehow it seemed that after the second attempt I wouldn’t be able to get any more action points.”
A grinning smile interrupts my words.
<On rare occasions, you know. <On rare occasions, there is a pattern where a person dies, gets all the action points, and then comes back to life. This time it didn’t happen, but if you combine some cheats, you can do that too. In order to prevent the practice of reviving and killing to earn action points ……, it is impossible to get action points from those who have been revived more than once. Well, it’s fun to leave such a trick, but if it’s too much, the audience will get cold feet. The audience is the reason for the broadcast, so we are thinking about it a lot! >>
The self-proclaimed god said in a frightened tone.
I see, there were people who thought the same thing as I did.
（I see, there were people who thought the same thing as I did.)
That was a bit of a gaffe, grinning face.
I chuckle inwardly, but don’t let it show as I continue with my commentary.
“So, I had a little over 30,000 points before the fight with Masuda started. I applied the benefit of <<reflect attack by action points only once>> to me and Mizuno.
“What, me too?”
Mizuno pointed at himself.
“Because Masuda seemed to be obsessed with you. If Masuda tries to charm Mizuno and is reflected back, and vice versa, that’s lucky for him. I don’t think Mizuno will try to use Masuda to kill me.”
“Well, that’s …… true.”
When I first caught up with Masuda, I saw that he did not use his charm on Mizuno and I thought, “Oh my.
At that point, I knew that Masuda still had other moves besides the action point, but I failed to deal with them. If it had not been for Shesty, Mizuno, and Hayasaka, I would have been beaten to the punch and that would have been the end of the game.
“I messed up against Bone Dragon, but I tried to keep Masuda out of sight. I kept provoking Masuda from a place where he could not see me.
The moment I appeared in front of Masuda, he would use his << let the haters suffer and die> on me. He never dreamed that I was wearing a reflection.”
“You don’t necessarily have 100,000 points, do you?”
“No, I was almost sure he had it. When he first tried to charm Mizuno, he had at least 60,000 points for the charm. After that, he got 75,000 points (5,000 x 15 = 75,000) for killing Mizuno and 15 others. The total of 135,000 points. Even if they want to leave 60,000 for Mizuno’s charm, they will get about 25,000 points by efficient monster hunting. If he does so, when the time comes, he can kill one enemy unconditionally in exchange for 100,000 points. Masuda, who is a weak-willed player, would naturally take that kind of insurance.
He needed 5400 points for the “Healing of Wounds and Diseases! God’s hot spring” which requires 5400 points. He should have already earned the necessary action points.
Mizuno was about to agree, but then he looked up and said, “Wait!
“Wait a minute! If you have 100,000 action points, you could have chosen <Release from the game>! Why did you stay in the dungeon?
“I guess he thought it would be better to make us bow down and feel like a king in this world than to go back to his old world and spend his life as a teacher being licked by those kids again. That’s the reason why he gave him such a powerful cheat.
Masuda’s whole body was trembling. His pores were open, and cold sweat mixed with blood was gushing out from all over his body. His eyes were bright red and bloodshot, and the pupils were wide open.
“You …… idiot. If only you hadn’t tried to kill me, you’d only be a zombie for a minute.
“…… I guess there’s room to question whether that would have made you happy.”
Mizuno looked at me with a stern stare and retorted.
“Well, that’s how it is. You understand?”
“So, in the end, everything was in the palm of Tsuzuki’s hand, huh?
Mizuno gave a sigh that was neither admiration nor dismay.
My classmates looked at me in different ways.
Many of them have negative …… expressions of fear and disgust, but others are honestly impressed.
When our conversation is interrupted, an out-of-place applause echoes through the dungeon. Of course, they are smiling.
<Yes! That was fun! For a while I wondered what was going to happen, but this time it was a lot of fun! It happens only once in a thousand times! >>
“Thank you very much.”
He replies with a big grin and a big smile on his face.
“So, what’s my score now?”
<Haiy~. The player has 5,000 base points for player kills after defeating Masuda. Half of Masuda’s action points are added as a bonus, and the total is 97,000 points. In addition, there is also a bonus for the head division of the monster that you defeated with the help of your friends. …… >>
“Yeah, the only question is whether or not there are 100,000 points.”
Masuda used the benefit of 100,000 points on me and still accumulated more than 194,000 points.
“Before that, let me ask you a question. My classmates are my property now. When I get out of the game, of course I can take them back as my property, right?”
<<< Of course you can. That’s one of the perks of being a winner! And you, Tsuzuki, are a devil for making your precious friend your property. …… >>
“As I’ve said several times since I came here,……, classmates are not friends.”
I said with a shrug.
“<<I’m just trying to get you out of the game>>. It’s not like you’re going to get caught up in another game …… after you leave, is it?”
A grinning smile whistles at my question.
<You’re right, Tsuzuki, that’s a very perceptive question! The answer is yes! A player who has completed a game will never be summoned back to the same game! That’s a promise from God! Trust me! >>
I don’t think you can trust him that way.
（But he’s kept his word so far.)
(But he has kept his promise so far.) He has kidnapped people and led them to kill each other without their permission, and he has confused them with his lack of explanation, but he has not misrepresented the rules of the game.
(As Lalha said. The game binds even God. Even God cannot overrule the rules once he has made them.)
Larja, who was not supposed to believe in God, was saying it for sure. He must have had proof.
There are people watching the thought broadcasts. They are “gods” just like the grinning smiley faces, and from what I’ve seen in the broadcasts, they seem to be of no higher or lower rank.
(It is said that the audience gods are the reason for the broadcast.)
Now that you have made it clear in front of them, you can’t make such a bullshit promise to them.
“Once you know that, there is no need to waste any more time. Exercise the benefit of the action points. Of course, <<free from the game>>.”
<<Okay! Cheers to the winner! >>
Sparse applause can be heard from somewhere. I wonder if they are the gods who are watching the thought broadcast.
Without warning, I was enveloped in a white light…