Magi Craft Meister - Volume 9 - Chapter 42
“Reiko, could you go?”
To make the battle situation even more advantageous, disrupting the enemy now was necessary.
And the most qualified person for that was of course Reiko.
“But don’t intervene directly yet. Only use the Magi Cannon to shoot from afar.”
As there still were things to think about, Jin reminded Reiko. She obediently nodded.
“Yes, please leave it to me.”
Jin then lowered the altitude Pegasus-1 was flying at. And when the ground was ten meters away.
“This will do. Ann, please take care of Father.”
Reiko said, took Peach Blossom and the Magi Cannon, then jumped down from Pegasus-1.
While pinching down the hem of her skirt, Reiko dropped on the ground and stood. The location was about 500 meters away from the battlefield.
“Alright Reiko, fire with the Magi Cannon at 30 percent.”
Orders came down from Jin who was in Pelican-1 which had once again risen up higher.
“I ordered the Land corps to move just now. Our allies will be going from the left side to the right side. Got it?”
With her marvellous eyesight, Reiko watched the timing of when the allied Land corps had gone from the left side.
She then prepared to fire the Magi Cannon in her hands.
“Magi Cannon, output 30 percent. Firing!”
Along with the boom of the shock wave, the Adamantite round was fired at a speed of around Mach 20.
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“What are you doing! Aargh, so irritating!”
Elena who was watching the Magi Screen ground her teeth.
At that moment, a number of the new type combat golems were blown away.
After a few seconds, another bunch was. Then another.
“What? What’s going on?”
Even Elena couldn’t confirm by sight the shots fired at over Mach 20 and couldn’t understand what was going on.
And meanwhile, more of the golems on her side were blown away.
After seeing the friendly golems be blown away a total of ten times Elena lost her judgment.
“Golems! Spread out! If you group up the damage will increase! Spread out I said!”
But that was what Jin had been aiming for.
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“Oh, the enemy golems have become scattered. I wonder if they’re scared of Reiko’s shelling?”
Jin who was viewing the scene from the sky muttered.
“Master, now attacks using the Raptors would be effective too.”
Ann presented some advice.
“Yeah, that’s right. Instead of a wide area attack, let’s have them snipe each of the individual golems.”
Jin then gave orders to the Raptor team.
“Each one of the Raptor team, fire burst shots with lasers at the enemy golems on the surface. No matter what do not hit allies.”
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“W–what is it this time!?”
Elena let out a shriek.
On the scene displayed by the Magi Screen, one new type combat golem fell after another.
She couldn’t tell what was going on. Just that suddenly their heads and arms, or half of their bodies disappeared and they collapsed.
“What in the– what in the world is going oooon!”
Elena was almost screaming, then the top seat of the Unifiers Joule tried to calm her down by patting her shoulder.
But that only irritated Elena.
Elena swung her hand. It collided with Joule’s chest. Along with the sound of bones breaking, Joule coughed up blood and collapsed.
That was all he could manage to say. He then lost consciousness.
Looking down at the collapsed Joule, Elena recovered her discernment a little.
“Tch, I accidentally broke a piece that was still useful. …Well, it’s fine since there are plenty of replacements.”
She declared indifferently and turned to face Donald who was looking surprised at the side.
“Donald, from now on you’re the top seat of the Unifiers.”
She told him. Donald’s expression had been stiff but Elena’s line made him smile.
“Got it, Elena. From now on I’m the top seat.”
No will could be felt in his eyes.
“Yes. Donald, how many hot flying balls there are left.”
“That’s enough. Send all of them out. Have all of the magi board them.”
“Got it. There’s 28 so is three in eight of them and two in two of them fine?”
“Yes, that’s fine. Have them attack the enemy from the sky!”
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“Way to go, Raptor team.”
Jin watched the battle situation and felt that it was becoming more favourable.
There were 100 enemy golems left, by now it was possible for just the Land corps to annihilate them.
Even now none of the Land corps had dropped out of the battle. There were some who had been wounded, but they weren’t on the level of hindering their movements.
“Alright Raptor team, stop firing the lasers.”
With the enemies becoming sparse their efficiency decreased. Land units should be enough for the rest, Jin concluded.
“I don’t think this is the end, what will they bring out next?”
Just when Jin had thought so.
When Ann spoke, Jin raised his head. He had been careful of only what’s below, but this time the enemy was at the same altitude as they were.
They were at most a kilometer away. With the naked eye they still looked like dots.
But the Magic Screen had a long-range viewing function, and when Jin looked at it he unexpectedly was impressed and spoke.
“Huh, hot air balloons. I did hear of this, but they really did develop them, huh.”
But Ann said,
“No, master, I also reported to Laojin that those are called ‘hot flying balls’. They were apparently developed to fight against flying devil beasts during the Great Magic War.”
The information apparently matched the portion of Ann’s memories that couldn’t be recovered. Apparently only just of late the memories could finally be recovered.
“These things appeared in Asunto and Tetrada, right? Well, the name doesn’t matter. It looks like they use fire magic to heat air and ascend, and wind magic to move, right?”
As expected of Jin, just by sight he could see through to the theory behind it nearly perfectly.
“That’s right. And that’s why in the earlier wars we could force them to make emergency landings with the Magi Jammers.”
“Alright, let’s intimidate them before that.”
Jin then had Pegasus-1 move towards the enemy hot flying balls.
“Make sure that the Magi Jammers are ready to fire at any time. Then deploy a [Magic Barrier] at the front.”
The VTOL Pelican-1 advanced at a very slow speed and neared the enemy hot flying balls.
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“But really when you get on board one of these hot flying balls you realize how big a deal they are.”
“Yeah, truly. To have a flight method like this, the technology of the past sure is amazing, huh.”
“Flying in the air is really an absolute advantage. You can immediately tell where the enemy army is and how many they number, and you can also attack as you please.”
“Oi, we’re soon above the enemy so prepare your magic.”
Up in the hot flying balls a conversation like that was going on. But then their voices froze with shock.
“H–hey, what’s that?”
In front of their eyes. There was a flying object shining with silver color.
“It’s made out of… me… tal…?”
“Why can that thing fly…?”
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After Pelican-1 undid its [Stealth] and showed itself, everyone was astonished.