Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN) - Chapter 218
Vs Dagruel Part 7
Dagruel, the destruction incarnate and Veldora, the king of the storm.
The similarity of their power was: ’’lightning’’.
Dagruel with his own transcendence ability could freely manipulate the electric tension between the ground and the atmosphere.
Therefore, he could use various attacks with lightning which was the strongest offensive power that the mother nature had. However, Veldora was the same.
Veldora could circulate his own energy and naturally generate lightning.
So, both of them have high lightning resistance. Hence, using lighting strike against each other was insignificant.
Although it wasn't effective, both of them converted their fighting aura into lightning and fired it against each other.
The result, energy with different natures colliding with each other became a pillar of lighting which flooded the surrounding area.
Dagruel freely manipulated the vibration wave.
If the earth was vibrated, earthquake occurred, if the atmosphere was vibrated, electrical discharge was generated. It was easy to create a vacuum wave when he manipulated the airflow intentionally.
However, it didn't affect Veldora.
That was a justified matter. After all, Veldora is the incarnation of storm.
Dagruel was well informed about that, there was no need for him to be flustered.
Because both of them were longtime opponents, each of them knew well each other's character.
However, as his limitation was released and became Trinity, this is the first time Dagruel fought with his original form which was the 'Battle Form'.
Dagruel was aware that his blood was boiling with excitement.
Now was the time where he'd have a showdown with Veldora who was his longtime fated opponent.
「Fuhahahahaha! As I expected from you, Veldora.
But, I released my true power, I'd be different from before!」
So Dagruel shouted.
Becoming an Ashura, his blind spot has disappeared.
Just like before, magic didn't affect him.
And――with『Hardening Power』, his body easily surpassed the hardness of diamond, any kind of attacks would be repelled.
For example, even if Dagruel was attacked by a master with the same level as Grasword with a god class weapon, it probably wouldn't affect him.
To that extent, as the current Dagruel specialized in defensive power.
Invincibility. That was Dagruel's current state.
Veldora laughed down Dagruel's shout.
And then, he threw Thunderstorm (Lightning Storm Roar) as it was.
The compressed mass of atmosphere draws near Dagruel while releasing electrical discharge.
However, that super-density attack was grabbed by Dagruel with one hand and disappeared.
「It's useless, Veldora. Didn't I say that such superficial techniques like this would not affect me.」
Veldora didn't heed him.
Faster than his main body which shot the Thunderstorm, Veldora's clone went behind Dagruel's back.
「The real thing is this! Taste this, Dragon Claw!」
Veldora's fist, which was thrown at super high speed, was small, unlike the dragon's large body.
However, the ominous claws that grew on his six fingers possessed『Sundering Power』which could tear apart any kind of material in this world.
Dagurel's『Hardening Power』and Veldora's『Sundering Power』collided, resulting in sounds as if the world was creaking.
'Crash' ――and so, both have their arm disappeared.
One of Dagruel's arms which defended against Veldora's claws disappeared, Veldora's left hand which accomplished the feat has also disappeared.
It was a draw.
Dagruel still have 5 arms which still intact. Also, the lost arm regenerate in a moment.
The one he was fighting against, Veldora also can produce clones as many as he liked with『Parallel Existence』.
「Tch! As ever, what an absurd strong fellow he's――」
「The absurd one is you, Veldora. For the current me to be wounded......」
Veldora felt irritated as Dagruel was able to defend from his special attack, likewise Dagruel also felt annoyed as his invincible body was damaged.
Still, both of them were warming up.
Likely enjoying the fight, both of their attacks became more severe.
A half-hearted attack would not affect both of them.
They both knew about this well, but on the other hand they couldn't bring out a big technique so suddenly.
Since it was not possible to expect the opponent to be careless, it was necessary to made the chance somehow.
’’Destruction Deva’’ and ’’Storm Dragon’’, both were equal.
Like ’’Kuzushi’’ in Judo, first of all, securing one's own superiority was important.
It would be sheer stupidity to bring out everything in the beginning of fight.
Veldora completely disregarded such theory, he began attacking Dagruel at once.
「Kuahahahaha! I'll keep going! Wing Blade!」
Several of Veldora's clones approached Dagruel in a super high speed flight.
The wings generated vibration and turned it into a high frequency blade. The vibrations of the 2 pairs of big and small wings created a death end barrier which could tear molecular bond.
Veldora's large build was covered with death end barrier and became a huge destruction sphere.
Such fiendish destruction sphere was a thing that can only be created by several clones of Veldora.
Everyone attacked Dagruel at the same time.
However, Dagruel didn't panic.
Grasword's face turned to the front, preparing great swords on both of his hands.
And then, he moved to intercept it while at the same time several of Veldora clones approaching.
The speed of the great sword's edge which length exceeded 10m easily surpassed the speed of sound.
By each one of Dagruel's sword flash, the destruction sphere that Veldora's clones had created was negated.
In other words, that means the clones were destroyed.
Dagrueal didn't slacken his attacks.
「Exploding Chains of the Sealed Destroyer Prison!」
With Fenn's face facing the front, he tried to capture Veldora using Gleipnir in his hand.
With his『Eyes of Truth』, he discovered the one which have the greatest amount of energy from among the countless clones without any difficulty.
No matter how many Veldora created his clones, it would be useless in front of his『Eyes of Truth』―― or should it have be......
「Unfortunately! That just my clone~!!」
Veldora shouted like making fool of him.
In fact, any individual that get caught by Gleipnir would immediately annihilated and disappear.
Since it was so quick and overdone.
「Ohh...... you, to be able to deceive my eyes...... What kind of trick did you use?」
「Fufufu. Oh Dagruel, even when you unleash your true power, you can't defeat me.
As there's no chance for you to win!
Besides, even I have grown stronger. I'd be bothered if you think I'm still the same as the old me!」
Veldora dodged Dagruel's question.
Properly speaking,『Eyes of Truth』 can't be deceived.
However, with his『Existence Probability Fluctuation』, it was possible for Veldora to shift himself with his clones momentary.
It was possible by manipulating Parallel Existence and Probability Manipulation at the same time, one of his secret technique.
In addition of those two, it also utilized Space Manipulation or so Rimuru (Ciel) had explained it to him about the ability, but Veldora ignored it.
Even if he didn't completely understand the fine details, there was no problem because he mastered how to use it instinctively, so Veldora thought.
For such reason, it was true that he can't give an explanation about it.
On the contrary, in case he understood it, he would be boastfully explaining about it, it could be said that it was good that Veldora didn't really comprehend it.
Adding another thing for Veldora's credit, it was not because his comprehensive ability that was lacking, it just that the theory behind it was too difficult.
Even if he was able to understand and mastered it instinctively, it was not possible for him to explain it to other person with words.
Because Dagruel wasn't expecting Veldora to gave him the answer, he continued his words not caring about it.
「What no chance to win you said? What a nonsense you talked about...... But it seems to be true that you're different from the old time.
If I can't see where your main body are, then I shall erase all of your clones at the same time!」
While talking, he created a convenient situation for himself.
It also one of fighting techniques.
Even a strong person of Dagruel's caliber, wouldn't ignore such petty tricks
Instead, he thought that obtaining a bit of superiority even by using such petty technique was a big matter.
He calmly activated Space Grasp and the range of his interference wave expanded.
After he confirmed that it wasn't Veldora's clone and he wasn't hiding using『Eyes of Truth』, he cut out the dimension, creating an isolated space.
In this space, there were only Dagruel and Veldora.
Also, all of Veldora's clones, in order to eliminated them together at the same time.
「I got you, Veldora. Eat this! Quasar Break!!」
A great earthquake shook this cut out space.
The inside of the space was filled with super dimensional vibration with Dagruel as its epicenter.
Irreversible, interfering destructive waves were generated and emitting invisible lights. Dagruel consumed 60% of his energy to bring forth absorption light rays.
Dagruel converted his own body into a pseudo-black hole, absorbing and destroying all matters inside the space.
At that time, because of the generated friction which exceeding the isolation space, dazzling light begun to overflow.
No matter what kind of life form, if they receive the interference of this overwhelmingly high energy concentration, it might be impossible for them to preserve their own existence.
Not just disintegrated, they would be swallowed into the black hole and disappear.
However, the majority of the absorbed energy was used by Dagruel to maintained his own existence. It didn't meant that Dagruel can absorb everything, so as a special attack, it can't be used continuously.
Dagruel had the conviction on his special attack, and checked the result.
The completely isolated space that Dagruel created closed together when he absorbed the radiated light rays.
However, it seemed that some distortion remained in the dimension, even affecting the real world.
It could be said as a scar of transcendental destruction―― although it would assimilate with the surroundings and returned to normal once time flows.
There should be no one who able to survive that attack......
「Uhhhhhhhh..... tha, that just now is very dangerous you know――」
Dagruel was astonished with his eyes wide opened.
「Im, impossible! You able to survive that!?」
Dagruel shouted due to the rest of the shock.
It was his strongest attack that should eliminate anyone completely.
For Dagruel to be surprised was normal.
In the isolated space, there was no escape. Yet, for Veldora to survive after receiving the direct hit should be impossible.
But, it's a fact that Veldora survived.
「......Ku, Kuha, Kuahahahaha!
So, something like this isn't a big deal for me!」
When you observe him carefully, Veldora was not unharmed.
His wings were tattered, and his whole body was injured all over. He just pretended to be okay.
In fact, he was not completely evading the attack just now.
Making good use of Ultimate Skill『Chaotic Lord Nyarlathotep』, Veldora thinned his existence probability to the utmost limit, and was barely able to evade the interference wave of the destructive energy. However, several of the clones failed in evasion, they were all annihilated.
It's a terrifying technique, and if Veldora was even a bit late, Veldora would be definitely destroyed.
Veldora integrated all of his remaining clones and checked the current situation.
His remaining energy currently was at 50%, he included the amount that was lost to Shion.
(I consumed a lot. However, it's all according to the calculation!)
Dgaruel and Veldora were almost even.
Veldora had about 30% of his energy taken by Shion before the fight began.
Therefore, to overturn the disadvantageous situation, it was necessary to make Dagruel wasted his.
The current situation of the amount of their remaining energy are, Veldora at 50% against Dagruel with 40%. A reversal.
However, it was good because he succeeded in the gamble, the probability of his survival was very small against the attack.
Veldora gambled that he could evade it with Ultimate Skill『Chaotic Lord Nyarlathotep』.
Veldrora had won the gamble.
...... In the first place, even if he lose the gamble, he act with the prediction that there was no doubt that he could be regenerated by Rimuru.
(If I know that it's possible for me to regenerate, I'm not going to be scared of any dangerous battle! Kuahahaha!)
Veldora laughed loudly with his true feelings that can't be let out.
This was exactly the reason why Veldora said Dagruel had no chance to win against him.
「You, do you know? If you make one mistake, you could be annihilated and won't be able to regenerated!?
Why you don't focus on defense? Without doing any risky gamble, if you focused yourself on defense with all of your power, you could avoided getting annihilated......
Even I didn't think that I can deliver the final blow on you who become unable to fight.
Why you need to wager your life for Ruminas and humans!?」
「Humph! That aside, Dagruel.
Why do you need to obey Velda's order? That person is not my older brother!!」
「――That maybe so.
But, his aura, was without doubt, Veldanava-sama's.
That's enough. I lived to serve that Person.」
「Laughable! For you to work hard for an impostor, you're not worthy of the reputation of Destruction God!」
「Shut up, Veldora! I won't forgive you if you mocked that Person ,even if you're His younger brother.」
Dagruel boosted his fighting aura.
Then, he turned small from his about 15m large body in a flash.
Dagruel became around 3m in size. However, lightning flashed from his body, super compressed energy could be felt.
「Fuhahahaha. It was you who taught me, Veldora.
When you control your anger, further power can be gained――or so」
Veldora recalled those words.
Come to think of it, he had talked with Dagruel about the knowledge of the holy book (manga).
Just from that bit of information, Dagruel had splendidly sublimated it to actual combat level.
Compressing himself, the density of Dagruel's energy seemed to be tremendous.
Size is power, but he would be at disadvantage with the way things are going. Veldora realized so.
「Good grief, for you to learn to control that far.
As expected from Dagruel. However, I will not be defeated!」
Veldora also compressed his energy and transformed into human form, as a respond to Dagruel.
The unordinary melee fight begun.
Dagruel's fist sunk into Veldoro's abdomen.
At the same time, Veldora's elbow hit Dagruel's face.
Their fight lasts several hours, neither of them yielding to the other.
A kick for a kick, a fist for a fist.
Each other's attacks will be countered with the same attack.
Instead of fighting firmly on the ground, the places of their battle were changing one after another.
From the sky to the ground.
And blowing off the surroundings, to the desert.
And again to the sky high.
Sometimes outside the atmosphere.
For both of them who are masses of energy, the battlefield was same whether they go.
With their own body as the launch pad, they driven super compressed energy to the opponent.
And then, splendidly discharging the received energy out of their body, they prevented fatal injury.
It was important to suppress one's own energy loss while making the opponent waste theirs.
Each of their attacks intersected, properly speaking with the power of their blow, even high class Majin would be blown into oblivion.
Although they were causing large damage on the surroundings, both of them already stopped caring.
A fierce battle that seemed to last forever.
Veldora continued to wait for the opportunity.
With his training with Zegion and Ultima, and guidance of the strong people in the Labyrinth.
In addition, his combat experience with Veldrind and Rimuru had made Veldora grew stronger by one level.
Close quarters combat was the best combat technique for Veldora.
「I thought that I was a master, but it seem I still have a long way to go......」
「I'll say it once again, Dagruel. Stop obeying that impostor.」
「You're so stubborn, Veldora. My loyalty won't change even if He died!」
「Is that so...... I'm so disappointed, Dagruel. I shall end you with my strongest secret technique!」