The Heroic Tale of a Middle-aged Graduate Searcher Rising to the Top 1 - Aiming for the Fastest Dungeon Breakthrough with the Two Strongest Skills - 6 - Chapter 6
Chapter 6: A Searcher Toward H**l
A moment later, Hayato is greeted by a warning sound that echoes in his ears.
Level 24 is called the <Museum> area, and is the only area in the dungeon made of man-made materials. The paths are only about two meters wide and the area is a labyrinth of obstacles, so visibility is poor and it is difficult to escape from the enemies if you encounter them.
But above all, the reason why the area is called a museum area is precisely because of the countless works of art placed at both ends of the path. Existing and unknown. The classical. The avant-garde. Not only paintings, but sculptures and objects of all kinds. The entire area of the 24th floor was dimly illuminated, and visibility was not good.
In the midst of all this, a warning sound echoed from Hayato’s explorer ID card.
It sounded like a warning that one had entered the tenth level alone. But it was different. It was more like a tone of fear that resonated deep within his instincts.
<Hey, Hayato! You are on the 24th level, aren’t you! >>
Saki’s voice rings out at the same time as the sound of the search warrant stops blaring. The sound quality was not so good, but not so bad that I could not hear her voice. In the dungeon, there is no signal. Instead, they can communicate with each other using crystals called <<soudensho>>. The sound quality is quite poor, though.
“Saki? Is something wrong?”
<Oh, thank goodness. You are safe. The guild has just issued an emergency alert. >>
The emergency alert is an alarm issued by the guild when something unusual happens in the dungeon. The explorer who hears this alarm is recommended to return to the dungeon immediately. If they do not comply with it and go missing, the guild will not dispatch a rescue team.
However, it is not so easy to be ranked below B. There are only about a hundred A-ranked searchers in Japan. Only a handful of people can reach this extreme. Only such people can enter the dungeon? What’s going on here?
Hayato asked calmly, suppressing his impatience.
<Listen to me calmly, please. Victoria and the War Maidens were destroyed. We are now contacting Yuma and Shiori urgently! >>
“Victoria is destroyed! Where is Mr. Diesuke?
It’s impossible. I couldn’t come up with any other words.
Victoria is a strategy clan made only for the front-line attackers, and the clan members are supposed to be only those who are fierce, whom Diesuke and Kuga have sifted through together. War Maidens is an idol clan, but it is a clan only for front-line attackers. At least, they have been in the frontline longer than Hayato.
That’s the destruction ……? Isn’t that …… a bad quality joke?
<We have been in touch with them, but they have not responded……>
“……! Shiori and Yuma are not around! Are they not around?
<<<Both of them are not in the dungeon today because of the restricted entry! Hayato! We must temporarily withdraw from here! >>
Saki’s words keep going through my head over and over again.
He might be dead. That Daisuke Akutsu? That <Warrior Maiden>?
<<The 78th ranked monster in the world explorer ranking dies? That’s not true. …….
“You can install [Detect presence], [Wide-area search], and [Map].
“Do you want to install? Y/N.
Hayato fluidly selects “Y”.
“Sorry. I’ll go check.”
<Wait a minute! Mr. Hayato? >>
Hayato then shoved his explorer’s ID card into his armor and activated his skill. A map of the 24 levels is displayed in both eyes, and the enemies that are within the range of the [Wide-area search] are displayed on the map. At the same time, the other searchers who had sensed the presence of the enemy with their [Presence Detection] were also displayed on the map.
<Hayato! Top right! >>
Hexa’s words made me look up, and I saw nearly 30 searchers clustered together. Victoria is a big place. It’s only natural that this many people would be able to attack.
Hayato ignored Saki’s cries for retreat and headed for the upper right corner of the map.
The realization that someone he knew might be dead made Hayato’s heart pound violently. This fear is a natural feeling for any explorer. However, Hayato had long since forgotten such a feeling.
It was only because Daisuke Akutsu was ranked in the top 100 of the <WER>100.
But that’s just something that people have decided.
“That’s weird ……. No monsters ……?”
Hayato utters as he sprints down the dimly lit corridor. Thanks to the [wide-area search], he should have been able to see the location of the monsters at a glance ……, but the number of monsters was decreasing as he went to the upper right of the map. On the contrary, the monsters were concentrated in the lower left corner.
It was as if they were running away from something.
<<Next left! >>
As soon as Hayato turns to the right according to Hexa’s instruction, he is greeted by h**l.
Unexpectedly, Hayato’s legs slow down and he stops.
“…… what the h**l is this?”
Blood was sticky all over the corridor, and human organs, bones, or limb parts had fallen off in places. It looked as if it had been forcibly torn off or severed with a sharp object.
Here and there lay the bodies of the explorers who may have been its owners, …… and chunks of flesh so damaged that it was hard to tell whether to call them that or not. Only the glistening, glistening searcher’s ID card in the pool of blood silently told us that they had been human beings.
And there he was, at the end of that hellhole.
Alone in the pile of corpses. Diceke was lying on the ground, his head resting on the wall.
I need a potion now!
I looked and saw a big hole in Dieske’s belly. I wonder what they did to him. Furthermore, his advanced armor was crumpled and crumbling like a piece of candy. Diesuke’s right hand and left leg were missing. Bones protruded from the scars where they had been cut in a messy, shredded pattern. Blood is gushing from his abdomen, flowing in rivers. The only reason he is still alive is that his HP has not reached zero. The absolute status created by the dungeon was keeping him alive in this place.
“…… on my …… pouch!”
Hayato lifts up Dieske’s bloodstained pouch and pulls out the darkest healing potion from inside.
I’ve never seen a …… lvl 5 healing potion before.
“Calm down. Drink it slowly.”
Hayato lifts Dieske’s head and slowly pours a lvl 5 healing potion down his throat. Dieske gulps down the healing potion with a shuddering sound. At that moment, his wounds were enveloped in light. The healing potion beyond human knowledge takes effect. It heals Diesuke’s wounded body.
But the wounds are too deep. The wounded man’s limbs should have healed instantly, but nothing changes as a cocoon of light covers the wounds. Perhaps the most important organs are being repaired first.
At Hayato’s words, Diceke took his mouth off the potion and shook his head.
“I don’t know. ……. He heard the rear guard scream, then turned around and saw a spray of blood. The enemy cut into the core at that moment.”
“Are you …… human?”
“No. ……. It was about three meters tall, so it must be a monster. ……. At any rate, I stopped him and sent Kuga and a few others that way.”
“…… to let the clan members escape?”
“The War Maidens are coming to attack …… today. I know what it’s like to have kids. I know how their parents feel. …… must be so scary. There is no parent anywhere …… who would be happy to send their children to their deaths. ……. So, I thought I’d protect them. ……”
Dieske mumbles and moves his lips in a small mumble as if mumbling. Hayato, not getting anywhere at this point, broke off the conversation and asked again, “What happened?
What happened to make you like this?
“It started at …….”
You don’t know? How is that possible?
“The rear guard was wiped out within ten seconds of the start. The magician and his men realized what was happening and started chanting, but they were cut down before they could do so. After that, I fought like h**l, but …… I found myself in this mess.”
“…… skills, did you use Diesuke’s skills?”
Daisuke Akutsu has a type of skill called “awakening. No, it is not only Daisuke. All of the top 100 rankers in the top 100 have the ultimate skill, a skill that embodies their namesake.
“……This is what you get before you even use it. ……Totally, totally, no face.”
“All right, just drink all the potions!”
“……I can drink …… the rest myself. Hayato, can you do me a favor?
What is it?
“Kuga, go after Kuga …… and ……. That monster is …… going after …… them.
“Your parents betrayed you,…… and I don’t think it’s fair to ask a grown-up like you to… …”
“…… what are you talking about?”
“Because I couldn’t …… protect you!”
At that moment, Hayato saw tears in Diesuke’s eyes.
“You’re the only one, …… you’re the only one!”
“I couldn’t protect Victoria. So …… you’re the only one I can count on now. ……
Hayato stood up after making sure Dieske had the healing potion. Dieske said nothing more and drank the healing potion with a trembling hand,…… and then, perhaps with all his strength, he fainted.
Hayato ran in the direction Dieske pointed. It was not that he thought he could do something about it. It wasn’t that he thought he could somehow do it. I just knew that I had to do it.
At the end of the map, there were eight figures moving around furiously. Hayato looks at the map and runs as fast as he can. And as he ran, he asked himself
What can I do? What can I do?
The enemy has destroyed the strongest group of attackers. <<Even Daisuke Akutsu, ranked 78th in the world, beat them without letting them get to him. What can I do against such an enemy? I, who had been smoking in the third layer for two years, …….
Eight figures are running around one huge monster that has been caught by the [wide-area search]. Although they are idols, they are the best of the best. If it is not a surprise attack, they can handle it, right?
<<……Hayato, prepare the pearl of transmigration>>
<<<Prepare for the worst. At least you can ……>
Hexa’s face is extremely grim as she floats next to Hayato. Hexa’s face is extremely grim as he floats next to Hayato, as if he can see the h**l that lies ahead.
At that moment, the searcher on the map stops moving.
At the same time, Hayato turned the corner and entered the battlefield. There were three men and women fighting, covered in blood, and five girls lying on the ground.
And there, no doubt, was…
She is dressed in similar armor to the other girls on the ground, but the colors are different in some places.
…… Yui’s talking about idols… the War Maidens!
<<Hayato, hurry up! >>
And then he saw the source of the attack swing a huge machete, about four meters in length, down at Yui. Yui just watches in dismay. He is either out of MP or bleeding. He is unable to move his body.
The enemy was a giant minotaur. A ferocious smile is plastered on his face, as if he is enjoying this massacre, as he laughs and swings his machete down.
…… will we make it in time?
We must do it in time!
“Disengage presence detection.
“Discharge wide-area search.
“Install [Running at full speed].
Installing Damage Reduction Lv 3.
“Just in time!”
He runs as fast as he can, using all his skills. Hayato thrusts out his right hand and creates a shield. This is no time to be thinking about hiding your skills!
Noticing the new intruder, the minotaur looks slightly at Hayato. As it turned out, this was the difference between light and dark. Hayato’s speed of sound succeeded in putting his body between the machete that was being swung at Yui.
Instantly, Hayato’s arms were snapped off.
The impact was so strong that Hayato thought his arms had been snapped. The impact was felt through the shield and echoed through Hayato’s bones. The minotaur spun around on its left leg and kicked Hayato away.
A moment later, the impact was so strong that one would have thought a ten-ton truck had crashed into him. Shaking off the clutches of gravity, Hayato’s body flew parallel to the ground.
And then, a heavy blow to his back. The artwork that had been carefully displayed was smashed, and Hayato’s body was buried in the wall.
The Minotaur moved into a pursuit posture, and was stopped by the skill [Concentrate Enemy]. The one who is making a sound by slamming his shield and attracting the enemy’s attention is..,
“…… we will take over here.”
The battered Kuga and the survivors of Victoria.
The minotaur says, and charges toward Kuga. He brushes it off lightly with his shield and quickly disappears from sight, along with two of his men.
“Yui! You’re safe!”
………… as you can see.
“Can you stand up?”
Hayato looked at her legs and was mortified. Her leg is bent in the wrong direction. He immediately took out a lvl 3 healing potion and handed it to her.
“Drink it quickly!”
“…… I’m good. I’d rather give it to Kaori.
Yui pointed to a small girl who seemed to be the youngest among the war maidens. She had probably crashed into a wall and was bleeding from the head, and of course she was unconscious.
“…… got it.”
Yui’s speech was slurred. She has a concussion, or is out of MP, or both. However, he is the most lightly wounded of the war maidens.
<Hayato, we’re in trouble.
Hayato asked as he gave the girl called Kaori a healing potion.
<<That was an uninvited visitor. A monster that should have appeared in a higher level, but instead appeared in a lower level.
(…… such a thing happens)
<Rarely, though. Elina is one of them. Service members are monsters that normally appear above the 75th level.
(Why are they here? ……)
<<<< Uninvited Visitors are the <<whip>> of the dungeon. They appear to warn you if you attack too quickly. And …… listen up, Hayato. The enemy now is <<the forbidding bull-headed demon>>. It is a monster of the 53rd level.
<<Run! Now! >>
Hayato’s average status is around the 20th level at best. It’s not very much, but he can’t be a 53-level master monster. …….
Hayato breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that the girl he had given the potion to was breathing steadily. At that moment, Yui collapsed with a thud.
“Hey! Stay with me! Yui!”
“…… I just got a little dizzy ……, that’s all. ……. Don’t worry……, I can still dance……”
Memory lapses. Probably a concussion.
The moment I held Yui’s head to help her sit up,
“No! I don’t want it to hurt! Don’t hit me, Mommy. Stop it!”
With those words, Hayato understood how she had been raised.
“……! Hey, pull yourself together! You’re in a dungeon! Wake up, Yui!”
It would be best if there were other healing potions, but in this situation it was hopeless.
“Hayato……. Hey, Hayato, …….
I hug Yui when she suddenly calls my name.
His eyes are still unfocused. It’s both a concussion as well as a loss of MP.
With a sigh, the air escapes Hayato’s throat.
<<No, Hayato! Run! >>
“You can …… save us all. ……”
<Get out of here! You’ll die! You’re gonna get us killed! >>
“Please …… save …… everyone ……”
<<<Stop, don’t listen to him! You will die! >>
“…… why me?”
I’ve been in a low dungeon for two years.
“Because I believe in you. Because I believe you can do it. ……
I was a hopelessly depressed man before I met Hexa.
How can you trust me like this?
Because you’re my partner.
With these words, Yui fainted, leaving everything to Hayato.
He slowly laid Yui on the ground so that her body would not be injured, and then slowly pushed the <Transfer Pearl>, which he had moved to the easiest position in the pouch, deeper into the pouch.
<Why aren’t you running away! Hayato! >>
Hayato stood up, taking the shield he had just produced.
“………… they believe in me!”
<What ……! >>
“I am believed. I’ve never been happier. Hexa.”
<…… I believe in you too. I believe you will conquer this dungeon and save the Earth. But I say not now! Go back now and come back stronger! But not now! >>
“…… Hey, Hexa.”
<<No! I won’t let you go! >>
Hexa stood between Hayato and the path to the Minotaur. Hexa is a sentient being. It doesn’t make any sense. It makes no sense, but it stopped Hayato.
<<I can’t let you die! >>
<<Elina and Saki won’t say anything about your escape! They’re just glad you made it out alive! You have people who want you to come back alive! >>
I know. He knows that it’s a happiness he can’t have even if he wished for it.
“Hexa. I’m …… estranged from my parents.”
“But there was someone who believed in me.”
“How is that possible? This middle school graduate, isolated from his parents, with no talent, who has been crawling around on the third level for two years, is the only one who believes in me.”
“It’s only logical to repay that trust.”
<<<Elina! And Saki! Of course I want you to come back alive! Why don’t you understand! Nobody wants you to die! >>
“I know, Hexa.”
At that moment, a horrifying sense of murder filled the room. Hayato looked beyond the deadly atmosphere.
Right in front of him was the forbidding Ushirotouki, his entire body covered in blood. Even though he is the second-in-command of an elite unit, is he only stalling for time?
“You saved my life. That’s not all. I was saved by Elina, Saki, Daisuke, Yui, and Shiori. If it had been just me, I never would have made it this far. I could never have lived.”
Because of them, I have been able to come this far without dying.
Because of them, I could have lived this long.
So now it’s my turn to save them, right?”
Hexa fell silent when she realized that Hayato’s resolve was firm.
“Don’t worry. I’m not going to die. I’m not going down.”
Hayato held up his shield and assumed a unique form.
“All skills are discharged.
“Combination technique [Rampage: High King] installed.
Installation complete in 78 seconds.
I want everyone here alive. So, all of them. I’m going to give it all up right here.
A progress bar appears in the lower right corner, indicating the status of the installation. It’s slowly filling up.
“Hexa. I don’t know how I made it to the third level without a weapon. Why is there something wrong with my house? I’ll show you a part of it.
The minotaur bared its fangs and howled.
Hayato’s cold gaze pierced through it.
“The finest of Amahara, strike it in your eyes!”
He exhaled. Then he inhaled heavily.
My whole body is hot, like a flame.
With that, Hayato stepped into the room. And then Hexa noticed.
Hayato’s eyes lit up. It is a flame. A flame of determination.
The minotaur swings his machete down at Hayato, who leaps toward him. Just at the moment of contact, Hayato sees just a fraction of a second before he slides the machete through his shield and slams a kick into the empty dove tail. Sparks sparked as if to welcome Hayato.
He planted his palm on the minotaur’s jaw as he bent his body into a “ku” shape. The hand that was raised as if to strike the minotaur’s jaw was a sure sign of a strong hand. He struck him hard on the jaw. Normally, he would have suffered a concussion. But the enemy is the 53rd level of the hierarchy.
The minotaur showed another opening and was hit hard in the Adam’s apple. The minotaur cries out in pain from the unexpected triple blow.
Hayato landed on the ground and tackled the minotaur with his shield. The blow with all of his weight on the three-meter tall Minotaur succeeded in shaking his body.
At that moment, Hayato throws away his shield and leaps. At the very close range, which is absolutely unavoidable for an opponent who handles a long machete, he struck a blow to the right eye, utilizing the twist of his waist. The minotaur was holding the machete with his right hand, so the right eye must have been his dominant eye.
With a “ZURU! Hayato’s piercing hand caught the soft touch of the eyeball, grabbed the eye, and tore off the optic nerve. The time between the two is a mere 30 seconds.
Hexa, who has been watching Hayato’s memories, gasps at the reality that is unfolding before her. Hayato’s movements are not those of a human being.
A light comes on in Hayato’s hand. Weapon Creation. A blue spear is born.
Hayato shouts loudly, grabs the spear, and rushes forward. He thrusts the spear from the right side into the enemy’s side, so that he can enter the blind spot of the enemy who has taken his right eye. The Minotaur, however, grabs the spear and snaps it with a huge grip. As the broken spear fades away in a black mist, Hayato kicks the wall and launches his next attack.
<…… is this Hayato? >>
It is not a man. Its movements are not those of a human being.
And rightly so. The Amahara are a family of exorcists.
A family that has been exorcising non-humans. Defeating demons has been their mission since birth. But here we are, the outcasts. Unable to exorcise demons and lacking in talent. Therefore, they were cut off from the world, wandered in h**l, and have returned to the front lines again.
The Minotaur, who has lost his right eye, has stopped smiling and a grim expression appears on his face. He will not let his guard down from this point on.
The minotaur’s roar echoes through the narrow passage. A moment later, the minotaur leaps into the fray at a speed unbelievable for such a huge creature. The minotaur lowered its machete to just above the ground and slashed up. With no escape route in any direction, he evades the attack by sliding his body between the machete and the minotaur.
He rolls to the ground. Ushito-oni is a bull, but when it realizes that Hayato has evaded it, it reverses its body. This time, he attacks with a side cleave.
Hayato crouches down to avoid it. But the minotaur matches him. Hayato’s armor takes a direct hit. The armor given to Elina is torn to shreds.
But the four-meter machete is too long for the narrow passage. Gah! the minotaur’s machete slammed into the wall with a heavy thud, like metal biting metal.
Not one to miss an opportunity, Hayato kicks the ground. Hayato kicked the ground, used the machete as a foothold to hold onto the minotaur’s neck, and used the recoil to twist the minotaur’s neck toward his back.
The minotaur, realizing that he was about to have his entire spine snapped off, put up a desperate fight. He puts his hands on Hayato, who is holding him by the neck, but at the same time Hayato twists his neck toward his back with all his might.
A strange sound echoed. and at the same time, Hayato kicks him in the back and pulls away. A beat later, the Minotaur’s hand reached out. But all it grabbed was Hayato’s shattered armor.
The “Tyrant: High King” has been installed.
The following skill level limits will be released.
“Body Enhancement Lv3 → Lv5
“The following skills will be activated.
“[Body Enhancement Lv5] [Flesh Penetration] [Intimidation] [Intimidating] [Qianku] [Divine Speed]
Combination technique [Violent Emperor: High King] is a skill that specializes in attack without regard for any defense. It is the skill of a mad king who burns his own life and leads the battlefield more than anyone else.
Therefore, Hayato jumps out.
The minotaur howled and picked up his machete, which was lodged in the wall, and his remaining left eye glowed blue.
<<Back! Skill! >>
“No, I’m not going back!”
Hexa’s voice and the violence of the storm were released simultaneously.
Zgagaa gagaa gagaa gagaa!
The Minotaur’s surroundings are scraped away with a roar that ruptures the eardrums. The attack skill is [Typhanic Chorus]. What it does is similar to the heavy, boisterous blow. However, if [Kyousou-naru Juukyaku] is a type of skill that concentrates attacks on a single point, this [Tyrant’s Probe] is superior to it for range control.
However, Hayato has the passive skill 【Sacred Speed】 active.
Therefore, he can see every movement. In place of the shattered spear, Hayato has produced a dagger that he has been using for two years.
Hayato flies through the storm, which seems to have exceeded the motion processing speed of the human retina, and dozens of weapons appear as afterimages, cutting away at the Minotaur’s flesh in the same way. He does not expect to do much damage. But still, if you let the dust settle…
The hurricane has stopped. The momentary pause that comes after using an attack skill. Hayato doesn’t miss it.
And then Hayato’s hand glinted. The world is twisted, and a weapon appears. There was a huge, oversized sword, approximately three meters in length.
<It is the Old Guardian’s ……! >>
Using all his strength, he swings a blow not horizontally, but vertically. The minotaur is unable to avoid it horizontally due to the narrow passage, and raises its right arm to guard. Hayato’s hand feels the heavy impact of the oversized sword striking the Minotaur’s bones.
“Cut it down!”
Hayato puts all his weight on the handle and slashes down on the Minotaur’s right arm!
The Minotaur takes a couple of steps while his arm bleeds red. A moment later, Hayato picks up the fallen <<<Samurai Maiden,>> and pulls it out of the minotaur’s attack range.
A steamy exhalation rises from the minotaur’s mouth. It seemed as if he was exhaling his body heat.
The minotaur’s eyes flashed as he continued to flow.
<He used his defense skill! >>
“Do you know what it is?
<……[Iron Wall]…… or even ……[Heavenly Protection]! That’s nasty! >>
“…… what kind of skill is that?”
<<“It can only be used for 30 minutes a day, but it cuts 90% of physical attacks! I hate it when he uses it at the wrong time! >>
“…… I see.”
At that moment, Hayato threw down the oversized sword in his right hand. The weapon leaves Hayato’s hand and disappears in a black mist.
<Oh, hey! What are you doing? >>What are you doing?
“I’ll decide here. My way of fighting won’t last thirty minutes. Five minutes at most. Any longer and it’s too hard.”
Hexa understood something even without those words. If he could have continued his inhuman behavior for thirty minutes, Hayato would have remained a frontrunner even without Hexa’s presence.
The minotaur seemed to sense Hayato’s motivation, and he held the machete straight out with his remaining left arm. There is no doubt about it. He intends to unleash a “frenzied heavy blow.
“There are very few of Amahara’s techniques that have names attached to them.”
At that moment, Hayato took out the state preservation beads. He took five of them.
“But some of them have names. Do you know why?”
“They are special moves.”
“Well, I’ll show you.”
Hayato activates [Body Enhancement Lv5] again. He saves it in his status bead and deactivates the skill once. He activates his condition-preserving bead and overwrites his body with the enhanced state, activating Strengthen Body Lv 5 again. The bead saves it in the state-preserving bead. The state saving bead overwrites all states, but only one state (……). Only the number of times the skill is used is reset.
“I didn’t have much talent, so I don’t have many skills to use. Two at most. At best I can use only two, and this is the only one I can use well.”
Saying this, Hayato drew back his right fist and thrust it forward with his left hand as if to balance his whole body. It was as if he were a statue of Nioi, the Buddha who vanquishes his enemies.
At that moment, the last state-preserving bead shattered. What he is doing is applying a layer of physical reinforcement. If ninety percent of your physical strength is cut off, you can just punch away on top of it.
Hayato created a cage hand by creating a weapon. It is born to cover you, and then it appears. There is no additional effect. There is no need for such a thing. All that is needed is to protect one’s arms.
A moment later, Hayato kicks the ground.
<<The mechanism of “Hoshiran” is very simple. The impact of a collision is determined by speed and weight. That is why all martial artists emphasize a blow with weight.
Therefore, the first head of Amahara thought. To make the most powerful fist, it would be better if all the weight of the body was on the fist at that moment. With this in mind, he developed a special weight shift over a long period of time. However, this is only half of the requirement.
What is needed more is speed. No matter how heavy the weight is, it is useless if it does not hit. This is where the first generation of the team turned their attention to a special gait technique called the <shrinkage ground>. He refined this technique to the utmost limit, closing the distance in the blink of an eye. As a result, the first head of the family is said to have exceeded the speed of sound at the moment he released his technique.
The combination of the two is the unavoidable, all-consuming blow. But do not forget. All of this is accomplished with a bare body that has not been reinforced.
With five layers of physical reinforcement on his body, he can easily overcome the sound barrier.
In a moment, he breaks through the speed of sound with a sonic boom from his body. His soft human skin is rent beyond endurance, and a trail of blood trails in the air. It will look like a shooting star twinkling in the night sky.
Hence the <<starburst>>.
The moment Hayato’s fist slammed into the Minotaur, the Minotaur was supposed to launch a “frenzied heavy blow”. However, this was never accomplished due to a blow that far exceeded his cognitive speed.
Blow him up!
Hayato activates both skills, “Flesh Penetration” and “Penetration” at the same time. Hayato’s fist slams into the Minotaur’s dove tail. Hayato then planted his foot on the ground and swung wide.
An explosive roar. A shockwave blasts through the dungeon.
His fist sends his huge body flying through the air, crashing into a dungeon wall several dozen meters away, and then into a second wall as it shatters and blows away. The Minotaur’s energy was not enough to drain the dungeon, and cracks radiated out from the wall where the Minotaur had hit.
The minotaur reached out a hand to Hayato without effort, but the arm slumped to the ground and dissipated in a black mist.
“Don’t you ever show your face again, you cow!”
As soon as he finished, Hayato raised his middle finger at the dropped item. He then slumps forward and falls down.