Greetings, my name is Anri. Although some may have known me, I was once a translator in KnW. But due to some unforeseen events, my role had been short lived.
That said, seeing as the translation of KnW web novel have dropped at a very slow pace. I wanted to rekindle it. After all, I find KnW very interesting.
Don’t expect too much from me though. I’m translating this because I want to. And you may have noticed that I have different formats compared to the others. I hope you will bear with me on this.
Alright. Enough said. Let’s head towards the rising climax of Hiiro and Leowald’s fight. Have fun.
The 『Gabranth’s』 were the one who was most surprised about Leowald’s transformation.
“…..What is it?”
Lenon responded to Kukulia’s call. However, they were simply conversing with their mouth as their eyes were completely focused on Leowald.
“W-was Papa always like that?”
“Now that you mention it, the image of Father losing his temper like that, I suppose this is Lenon’s first time witnessing it.”
It was Leglos who callously entered the conversation of the two. Nevertheless, since he’s still in a critical condition, Leglos was sitting in restraint. He seemed to have awoken a little while ago.
“Has Elder Brother seen Pops like that?”
“Yes. Just once. It was way back when the 『Humas』 entered our territory, and trampled one of our villages. When Father heard about it that time, he changed just like right now.”
“What happened back then?”
“….Father massacred all those 『Humas』. What’s worse, all the traces of them disappeared as if they have melted.”
The moment Leglos revealed such a past, both Lenon and Kukulia could only helplessly gulp in fear of it.
“That said, it would seem that boy haven’t ignited Father’s wrath, although he was able to corner Father like this again…….and he’s obviously younger than us.”
Lenon clenched his teeth as he heard Leglos words.
“When Pops became serious back then, we were barely able to wound him just once…damn it!”
However, the fact is, that boy named Hiiro was quickly able to damage Leowald with numerous injuries to the point that Pops became serious. Who wouldn’t get mortified by it? Especially for someone who is younger than Lenon.
“This is really unexpected. For someone to be able to push Father to this point, this is a first.”
Leglos smiled wryly as he saw his brother trembling in frustration.
“Hiiro-sama…. he’s really amazing….”
On the contrary, while the brother’s were frustrated about Hiiro’s strength, their youngest sister Mimiru, was captivated to the said person.
“He’s so cool…. don’t you agree Kukulia-neesama?”
“Eh? Ah, y-yeah….”
Mimiru asked her sister with an expression of pure admiration, making Kukulia nod in assent as well. Mimiru’s expression, however, soon darkened as she clasped her hands together.
“I hope the two of them would return back safely.”
“Mimiru……. yes, you’re right, I hope they come back safely.”
Similarly, another person also carried the same hope as the four siblings.
“Oji-san, Hiiro is really strong.”
“Yeah, but Leowald isn’t still at his full strength yet. It will likely become more intense after this.”
“I hope Hiiro-san is alright.”
“Not sure ‘bout that, but the fact about him losing is also hard to imagine. He is after all (outside of the norm) non-standard.”
Arnold sighed when he saw Muir’s anxious expression.
“Although we need to cheer for Leowald as 『Gabranth’s』, that guy also, despite his overwhelming strength, needs our support too.”
“So with that, let’s both cheer for them.”
Meanwhile, on 『Evila’s』 side, every one of them were amazed by Leowald’s transformation, as well as Hiiro’s incredible strength.
“As expected of Hiiro…. to damage the Beast King to such degree…”
Demon Queen Eveam was quite impressed by Hiiro’s commendable feat of damaging Leowald to such an extent. Even Marione who was not able to do such a thing, for a 『Humas』 who hasn’t been alive for 20 years of their lives, it was quite impressive.
“Why are you doubting? Hiiro can do even these kind of things.”
Eveam glanced at Liliyn with an expression as if Hiiro was her proudest possession,
“Oh~! As expected of my Mentor! He’s parrying most of the blows of the Beast King~!”
“No! You’re wrong! That’s not your Mentor but Mikazuki’s Master!”
“What are you trying to blabber? Mentor is my Mentor alone!”
“No, it’s Mikazuki’s!”
“Ey! Will you two just shut up!”
Irritated by their dispute, Liliyn snapped at Mikazuki and Nikki. Making the two of them cower in fear.
“Who owns who you say? That’s easy. I own Hiiro from head to toe. He’s mine alone! You two are just his accessories. Bear in mind your current standings!”
“Hou, you dare try to rival with me, huh?”
The next instant, Liliyn’s eyes glowed bright red, instilling fear to those who witnessed it especially Mikazuki who cried “Kui~!” as she escaped towards Shamoe for refuge. Nikki, however, didn’t run away, but instead stood still while she got drenched in cold sweat.
“… you want to join them, don’t you?”
“Ma-marione!? W-w-w-w-what are you talking about!”
While Eveam was quietly watching Liliyn’s dispute unfolding, Marione, who was besides her, couldn’t help but tease Eveam.
“But those people are apparently struggling for that boy? You even competed with the Beast King back then…”
“Wawawawawawawa! W-what are you saying!?”
Before the start of the fifth round, as Leowald wished for Hiiro to be his, Marione remembered Eveam answered him with the words “Hiiro is mine alone.” .
Based from the appearance of her behavior that time, it was, without a doubt, clear that Eveam harbors considerable good will for Hiiro. That’s why even if Eveam doesn’t admit with this amount of words. It was as clear as day about her feelings for Hiiro as her flustered face turned bright red.
“Ah mou! Let’s stop with this topic! Besides look! The Beast King made move!”
“….As you wish.”
“Ouch! It’s hot! Darn this magma bastard!”
Even if Hiiro was dodging Leowald’s numerous high-speed rushes, it’s still necessary for him to keep a distance due to the scattering magma released from Leowald’s attacks.
Not only that, the hot pressure received from their confrontation was rapidly draining his stamina. He could manage to avoid the attacks by reading ahead, but it was pushing too far if he had to keep dodging all the time.
Also, due to Leowald’s transformation, the temperature around them was gradually rising bit by bit, making Hiiro sweat from their confrontation.
“Don’t get carried away!”
After he avoided the attack, Hiiro shot the preinstalled character 『Freeze』, confident that it’ll hit due to Leowald being in the offensive side. The magic hit the target without even moving.
Instantly, the magic took effect making Leowald into an ice sculpture. However, Hiiro was not that confident that it’ll knock him down with this.
In just few seconds, the ice turned from blue to red, melting the residue completely. As he had expected based from the opponent taking on his magic, he judged that this kind of strategy wouldn’t be effective anymore
Leowald smiled haughtily, conveying that such attacks was useless against him.
Then, Leowald rushed towards him once again. His average speed seemed to have increased this time.
Hiiro deemed that he would be in disadvantage if this continues on, so he decided to use one of his preinstalled characters 『Acceleration』. Simultaneously, he unsheathed 《Extreme Slasher》 from his scabbard.
In that split second, he dodged incoming fist, and slashed the blade towards his opponent. However, the trace of his slash disappeared instantly, and returned to it’s former state due to the effects of 《Transformation》.
Leowald then rotated his body and launched a kick to Hiiro.
The katana withstood the attack, successfully repelling the assault. Hiiro rotated his body in preparation for his next attack, but was surprised by the approaching flaming fist towards him.
Hiiro avoided the attack instantly from his position. With the favor of 『Accelaration』, Hiiro was able to prevent receiving the attack head on, although the place he was standing burned to crisp.
After that, they clashed once again, with Hiiro avoiding the fiery blows from Leowald. Although Hiiro could clearly dodged his attacks, as expected, it was taking a big toll on his stamina.
That said, Leowald was also in a similar situation. He won’t let this confrontation continue as it is.
It had been long time since Hiiro heard his voice after they started their intense battle.
“Hou, so the Beast King is still conscious in this state?”
“Kuku… this is really fun.”
“…..what a battle maniac.”
“Don’t say that. I can also feel the same with you as we fought. Hiiro… aren’t you enjoying the same way as I am?”
“Kukuku… anyway, that Katana of yours, I suppose that’s not an ordinary Katana, huh? If I was in my usual state, I would definitely have lost from being cut by it.”
It was as Leowald said, normally if an ordinary Katana clashes with the magma of his, it should have melted by then. However, the 《Extreme Slasher》 haven’t had any trace of deterioration on it.
“That’s a fine sword. However, that won’t be enough to beat me.”
“That said, I can’t also defeat you if this fight stays as it is.”
Without hesitation, Leowald returned back to his usual form before the 《Transformation》. His face was a little fatigued. It seemed that using 《Transformation》 was quite draining to use.
“Hiiro, this time I will show you my full power.”
“So this fight is going to the next stage, huh?”
“Yeah, so that I can beat you for sure.”
Suddenly, the atmosphere surrounding them changed. The excessive heat from the atmosphere cooled down instantly. The pressure he felt this time was more than Leowald’s blood thirst or his hostility, it was a pure desire. An aspiration to win.
The atmosphere shook as if Leowald’s existence was in control.
Normally, Hiiro would have attacked him already, but stopped himself from doing so as the thought of confronting him poorly could get him in trouble.
(If that’s the case, I’ll use this change to make preparations.)
As he thought so, Hiiro rapidly installed characters into his body.
(Although my MP is still enough….I can’t let my guard down.)
Hiiro anticipated that he would have to use more of his magic after this, he threw several 《Red Honey Candy》 into his mouth to recover his MP.
The candy was digested to his stomach, and felt his exhaustion gradually fade.
(Alright, I’m ready.)
However, all the while Hiiro was preparing himself, Leowald also took their fight to the next stage.
“Hear my wishes….under the sacred contract with my blood…. I now call you thee, Manifest!”
Abruptly, the space between them distorted
A hollow crack appeared before them.
“Cooooooome! Shishi Ligerrrrrrrrrr!”
From the hollow space, a huge lion clad in flames appeared before Hiiro.