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Yugioh Card Summoner - Chapter .185

Published at 24th of November 2022 12:35:02 PM


Chapter .185

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“Here. You should hold onto these two cards for now.” I said to Ria as I handed her Element Valkyrie and Firebird. They will be good for her to start with and if she does well with them, I might just give her the Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys later.

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“... where should I hold them?”

“Your fanny pack, your pocket. Anywhere really, as long as they won’t accidentally fall out of there. And you should already know how to use them, right?”

“Just say the name? Oh. I can actually read it now.”

“Yeah. You need Card Summoner to be able to read them. You also can’t use the ones with that protective sleeve on them without Card Summoner.” Both of her cards actually have a toploader, but small difference.

“Okay. Should I summon them now?”

“Not just yet. Let me summon a few monsters first. I picked a few with weapons that you might enjoy using.”

 

 

“... they are alright, but I don’t think they are for me.” Ria said after testing out the twin daggers of Ninja Grandmaster Sasuke and the arm blades of Performance of Sword. I had also let her test out my mithril sword, but she didn’t like that either.

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“I see. That’s too bad. Thanks, you two. You can go back now.” I said before I unsummoned the two monsters. “Let’s try these next. Cestus of Dagla.” I activated an equip spell that summoned two weapons that were not too far from punch daggers. Just a bit over sized.

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As they came out of the card, I took a hold of them so they wouldn’t fall to the ground. Compared to their size, they were actually quite light, so they shouldn’t get in the way of Ria’s fighting style.

 

“Here. Test these out.” 

“Sure.” Ria moved to receive the weapons from me, but as soon as they were fully in her hands. “Ah!” She let out a little scream and dropped them.

“Ria! What happened?”

“They just hurt me.”

“The weapons?”

“Yes.”

“... okay. Why?”

“You should tell me that.”

 

Is it because they are an equip spell? Did it get equipped to me when I activated it? It shouldn’t be that. I have given equips to other people before. Like when I gave that guard the Legendary Sword during the wyvern incident.

 

“Alice, could you try picking them up?” 

“... do I have to? Won’t they hurt me as well?”

“I’m not sure, so I’d like to find out. This is the first time an equip has hurt someone. I do have an idea as to why it might have, but that also doesn’t fit how I’ve been able to use them previously.”

“... fine, but if they hurt me, I’ll expect an apology gift.”

“Sure. If they hurt you, I’ll give you an extra card. Is that fine?”

“Yes.”

 

Alice moved to pick up the fallen Cestus of Dagla. She picked them up and seemed to be holding them with no problem.

“... they don’t hurt?”

“Why do you seem surprised by that? They shouldn’t hurt. That is the norm.”

“Then why did they hurt me?” 

 

… yeah. That is the question. 

(Laura, any ideas?)

(One. Her race. She is a dhampir and Cestus of Dagla is only for Fairy-type monsters. That difference could cause the damage.)

(But neither Alice or I are fairies.)

(But you are humans. Humans are an adaptable, neutral race. The cards might not treat you as any race in particular, so you can equip any of the usually limited cards.)

(... okay. So humans can use everything, but Ria can’t use fairy equips as she is half-undead?)

(Yes. That could be the case.)

(Well, let’s assume so until we have more data.)

 

“... sorry Ria, this one is on me. I didn’t take your race into consideration.” I said.

“What do you mean?” 

“Those blades are made for fairies. And while a human can use them, a dhampir seemingly cannot, as you are basically half vampire.”

“I see. Well, I don’t think I’d have liked them anyway. They are too big and bulky.”

“Perhaps some gauntlets will really be the best. Something like these. Armed Dragon LV5.”

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What do you mean I can’t do that? Why not? Armed Dragon LV5 doesn’t have to be summoned by the effect of its LV3 version, so I can.

My new dragon wasn’t that large, compared to most of my others. It only stood at about 7 meters tall. Sure, it is still large, but compared to most of my actually large dragons, this is quite manageable. 

 

“B-Brian! You can’t just summon a dragon out of nowhere.” Alice complained.

“Why not? It isn’t even that large. And it’s just to show some gauntlets to Ria. So Ria, what do you think? Would something like that work?”

“... I think so. But I want to test them out first. And I think those ones are way too large for me.”

“Don’t worry about that part. As long as you think they’ll be good, I’ll get you some. I just need to go and buy some iron, then summon a monster to forge it into something you can use.”

“Did I hear that correctly? You can summon something that can forge?” Paulina walked in and asked. I didn’t notice as I was focused on Ria. “Also, why is there a dragon here?”

“... because I summoned the dragon. And yes, I have an iron blacksmith on my list of summonable monsters.”

“I see. I suppose that isn’t overly strange for you. Do you want to borrow the knight orders smithy? I can arrange that for you.”

“... Yes, please. I’ll pay for it as well.” I honestly thought I might have to find one I can rent for a month or something. 

“I think as long as you pay for the materials, it will be fine.”

“Sure. Honestly, that will be a huge help.” At least until I get the DDF smithy done. And I’ll still need materials for the DDF smithy.

At least I won’t need an anvil as Iron Blacksmith Kotetsu comes with one, but I’ll need basically everything else. A forge, some tools, a quench tank, etc.

 

 

“Giant Orc.” I summoned the monster Ria wanted to fight against.

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“Is that a greater orc?” Paulina asked.

“... The card calls it a giant orc, but it might be.” I said.

This thing was a lot larger than the orcs we have fought this far. The native orcs are around three meters tall, but this thing is four. A full meter taller. It wielded a large bone like a club.

 

“You two sure about this? This might be a little too much. I can trade it for something weaker.” I offered Alice and Ria.

“... Can Mana kill it?” Alice asked carefully.

“Not sure, but maybe.” I answered. Of course normally Dark Magician Girl has less attack than Giant Orc, but Mana has the book installed. And I don’t know if she can gain attack with her ability, even if there are no Dark Magicians in the GY. There is also the negative ability of Giant Orc to consider. If Mana can force the orc into ‘defense mode’, it should be no problem.

“This orc is that strong?”

“Yeah. It has a lot of power, but it also has a big weakness. If you can exploit that weakness, I’m sure you can win.”

“What weakness?” 

“If I tell you, then this wouldn’t be good training.” Well, it still would be. They would still have to get the orc to go into defense somehow. And honestly, I have no idea how to do that.

 

“Perhaps I should help you as well. We can do it together.” Paulina offered.

“Would you really?” Alice asked. “That’s fine, right Brian?”

“Sure, I don’t really care. I’ll also stop the orc if it goes too far.” I also do want to see Paulina fight, so this is going to be nice. I know I saw a bit back at the orc settlement, but that was just her firing a few spells.

 

 

“Begin!” I called out to start the practice fight.

I had given my orc the order that it was not to attack anyone that had gone down, but other than that, anything was fair game. I didn’t want to make it too easy and I could help them recover even if the worst happened.

 

As I gave the signal, the orc began walking towards the trio.

Alice and Paulina stood their ground and began throwing spells at it, but Ria took off running so she could get to a better position. The spells were doing some damage, but the orc didn’t seem to care that much and was just walking through them.

 

“Alice, use shade.” Paulina instructed.

“Yes. Dark, embrace us, Shade.” Alice quickly chanted and the area around the orc was engulfed by darkness. The darkness didn’t extend much past the orc, so the rest of us could see everything.

But the orc didn’t seem to care about its new environment. It is dark attribute, so perhaps a little darkness doesn’t bother it too much. It is also a fiend, so I think it resides within the Yami room of the factory.

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“It. It didn’t stop!” Alice panicked a bit as the orc kept walking towards them.

“Earth Wall!” Paulina quick casted a spell, raising the ground to make a wall between them and the orc. “That can happen. Some monsters don't care about spells like shade.” She then explained to Alice.

 

The orc didn’t care about the shadows, or the wall that had appeared and kept moving. In fact, after the wall came up, it accelerated and tackled the earth wall, causing it to crumble.

As the dust from the wall was settling, the shadows caused by shade also lifted, so I could actually see the orc again. It didn’t really seem hurt at all, even though it just charged through a wall, but it was a bit disorientated and had to take a few seconds to catch its surroundings.

Alice and Paulina used that time to take some more distance, and Ria took that chance to finally charge in. 

With her eyes glowing slightly, she used Flicker Step to get behind the orc and jumped up to its neck. Using her legs to hold on, she pierced her fingers into the orcs eyes, blinding the monster.

 

GRAAW

The orc let out a scream and dropped its bone. It then used both of its hands to try to get to Ria, but as soon as Ria saw them coming, she jumped off of the orc and took some distance.

“Stone Spear!”

“Dark Spear!” 

Two spear spells came from the magicians as soon as Ria jumped off of the orc.

The stone spear hit the orc in the right shoulder, causing a small wound, but Alice’s Dark Spear hit it in the stomach and actually pierced quite deep. Her Magician’s Power skill must be working overtime again.

 

GRAAW

The orc roared again. It held its pierced eyes with one hand, and placed the other onto its bleeding wound on its stomach.

“Alice, another one.” Paulina said, and began a chant. “Stones, gather and fly as my spear, Stone Spear!”

“Dark, form a spear and strike my enemy, Dark Spear!” Alice followed her lead.

 

Again, both of the spells landed. If I’d have to say, Alice’s did just a bit more damage, but this time, it was more difficult to tell. Maybe Paulina was holding back with her last spell, or maybe the orcs shoulder is just tougher. 

 

The orc then moved to pick up its bone again. And as it opened its eyes, I saw that it once again had its eyes intact. It had regenerated them. I didn’t know it could do that. Even the wound from Alice’s first spear in the orc's stomach had begun to regenerate somewhat.

The orc then charged at the two mages. Not walking like it had been, but a full on sprint. And it was fast. For something so large, it can move quickly.

Paulina began dodging to the left and pushed Alice to the right to get her moving as well. They made a large enough of a space between them where had the orc still been blind and operating based on the direction the attacks came from, it would have charged through the empty area where they had been.

But as it could see once again, it saw what the two were doing and chose to go after Alice. Probably because Alice’s spears do slightly more damage.

 

As the orc approached Alice, it readied its bone for a strike onto her.

“Dark Shield.” Alice quick casted a defensive spell before the orc had time to bring the bone down.

But as the bone came down it first hit the wall and shattered both the wall and the bone. But a remaining piece of the bone hit Alice, throwing her back a few meters.

“ALICE!” Paulina called out.

 

I considered stopping the practice match right now, but as the orc turned away from the downed Alice, I don’t think that is strictly necessary. Alice also didn’t receive a full blow, so she should still be alive. Hopefully.

I guess I should add a little detail. The reason Threatening Roar or Spellbinding Circle didn’t automatically activate is because I removed both of them before the match. They are too much of a crutch for Alice and she shouldn’t rely on them most of the time, so I don’t want her developing any bad habits. When we are out there, doing actual adventuring work, is one thing, but as this is basically a practice match I said it would be better if she couldn’t rely on them.

 

“You two! The fight is still on! I’ll take care of Alice!” I called out to the two still active combatants, as I ran to the fallen Alice. On the way, I took the Guardian Angel Joan that I had already put into my pocket out, placed it on my Duel Disk, and summoned her. “Heal her.” 

I looked Alice over as Guardian Angel Joan got to work. She didn’t have any obvious punctures, probably because she has on the leather armor she got from her father. But that amount of blunt impact trauma would still cause some damage.

“Is she?” I asked the angel.

“She’ll be fine. She lost a lot of HP, but it wasn’t a lethal blow.”

“Good.”

 

I turned back to the fight. 

Another stone spear from Paulina was flying towards the orc. And then another. And they were doing a lot more damage than they had been. 

The spears, that had previously only penetrated a bit, were now piercing all the way through the orc.

As the orc approached Paulina, Ria came back into the fight. With the complete passthroughs of the spears, she had plenty of opportunity to go in and use blood magic to draw out more of the orcs blood. She latched onto the orc's back and the wound that had been bleeding only a bit began gushing out blood like someone had fully opened a slightly leaking faucet.

The orc tried to get to Ria, but getting to the middle of your own back isn’t the easiest thing. Especially as Paulina was still casting spells. She had swapped from her spear spell to a stone toss, something with more impact force, but less penetrating force. Good call on her part as friendly fire is most certainly on and over penetration is a thing.

 

The orc, for its part, tried to get Ria off of its back, but it proved to be impossible. Perhaps because of the blood loss, or maybe because of the rocks hitting it in the head, it was getting more and more disorientated. 

But then the orc seemed to catch its second wind and it struck the ground with its right hand, pulling out a fresh bone from the card that had appeared at its feet when it did. With the bone back in its hand, it seemed ready to strike again. 

Its first move with its new bone was to strike its own back, and Ria who was clinging to said back. The bone impacted Ria hard and shattered. Those things aren’t very durable. Ria let go off the orc and fell to the ground. Like with Alice, the orc ignored her for the future and turned its eyes onto Paulina.

 

I pulled up Ria’s status through my own and saw that she still had just over 200 HP remaining, so she was fine enough for now. She still needed healing quite badly, but it wasn’t like she would die in a few seconds or anything. I then had Laura minimize the status screen so that only Ria’s HP was visible. I should have asked Laura to do this earlier. Having active HP bars like this is super useful.

 

Paulina, as the last combatant standing, stared down the orc that was waddling towards her. The orc was clearly moving slower than it had even at the beginning of the fight because of the mixture of blood loss and all of those stones hitting it in the face.

“Earth, crush my enemies, Earth Crush!” Paulina chanted, causing two slabs of ground to raise and clamp around the orc. 

The orc must have been pretty low on HP already, as that final spell did it in, and the orc vanished into specks of light.

 

Battle over. Winners, Alice, Ria and Paulina.

 

nro_8 And there we have it. They won. Not a clean victory, but it counts.

Now, I don’t know if you were able to catch the orcs weakness, or how I translated the weakness into the real world. The bone. The bone shatters on each successful blow and this leaves the Giant Orc weakened, until it can dig up another one. And as seen with how much harder Paulina’s spells were impacting the orc without the bone, the difference is quite large.

This is also where Second Goblin would come in. After the bone shatters, it would immediately offer a new bone for Giant Orc, keeping the down time a lot shorter, so the orc would only be weakened for a few seconds.

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At least that is my explanation on things. Hope you enjoyed the chapter.

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