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In that case, it was enough.

Realizing Erica’s intentions, Godou turned around towards the sea,

focusing his gaze on the legendary battle in midair between the flying

squad of knights and the great serpent of light. He intended to concentrate

on controlling the [Sword].

Furthermore, a lone knight was flying towards the Floating Island. Wielding

the divine lance Excalibur, it was Queen Lancelot in all her splendorous

beauty.

Now was the exact time to release the trump card. Erica was first to begin

chanting.

“And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of

the Lord went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed

men went before them!”^

Smiting. These were the spell words for acquiring the Privilege of

Extermination.

“They compassed the city seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh

time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the

people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city. And they utterly

destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old,

and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword’™

Red light surrounded Erica.

The chanting continued for the purpose of converting this luminance into

the curse of sacred slaughter.

“Cursed before the Lord is the one who undertakes to rebuild this city,

Jericho: At the cost of his firstborn son he will lay its foundations; at the

cost of his youngest he will set up its gates.” 1 J

Thanks to receiving Yuri’s magical power, the technique was much easier

to control in comparison to last time.

Erica infused the Privilege of Extermination into her beloved sword, Cuore

di Leone. Furthermore, she manifested her defensive gear in the form of

chain mail, a helmet and a large round shield.

The red exterminator had arrived. Naturally, Liliana was next.

“And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses;

and they slew all the males. And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the

rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur,

and Reba, five kings of Midian!”^

Her silver-haired ponytail swayed as she chanted spell words.

“And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their


little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all

their goods. And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their

goodly castles, with fire!”‘- 6 -‘

What surrounded Liliana was blue light, obviously.

She must have secretly studied the spell laboriously. Executing the

technique with much greater fluency than before, she poured power into

the blue light. Naturally, Yuri’s assistance also played a major role.

“And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.

And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses.

Liliana used the Privilege of Extermination to alter II Maestro’s form.

The naginata with the long shaft was transformed into a silver longbow. In

addition, her choice of defensive gear was much lighter than Erica’s,

consisting of blue gauntlets, greaves and a breastplate of light steel. This

appeared to be battle attire geared towards Liliana’s strengths in speed

and agility.

“First, I will shoot down Excalibur with my arrow. Then Erica, sever the link

between the divine sword and Sir Lancelot!”

Issuing orders, Liliana’s pupils became the color of glass.

This must have been the result of receiving the images from spirit vision

through Yuri’s psychic sensing.

“Yes, if there are no exceptions amongst the gods, we can be fairly certain

Sir Lancelot would be uninterested in us humans. Strike there with the

sacred Privilege of Extermination — !”

Nodding in response. Erica’s own pupils were probably the same color.

For the sake of Yuri who had entrusted this power to them, victory must be

seized.

Part 4

“Hohoho, the spell words for slaying gods… A rather excellent weapon it

may be, nevertheless, it seems slightly inadequate before this Knight’s

weapon.”

Finally breaching the defensive line held by the [Snake], she smiled as she


offered praise-

Spurring the flying divine horse, Lancelot was approaching Godou’s

position. Rather than going at maximum speed like lightning, she was

riding at a leisurely trot.

However, this act definitely did not carry arrogance or careless

underestimation of the enemy.

The horse was an animal unable to sustain a full gallop for long periods of

time. Judicious use of full speed was part of a rider’s skill. Whether in the

context of ancient cavalry battles or modern racehorses, this point has

never changed. It was imperative to properly judge when to gallop at full

speed.

Standing on the prow of the half-wrecked ship, Godou looked up at the

formidable foe in the sky.

Having removed all steel from her body, the war god exhibited her original


bare skin. She was currently dressed in sheer fabric no different from

underwear or a swimsuit, most likely offering no protection.

Wielded in her right hand was the divine lance Excalibur. Its tip shone with

platinum brilliance, guiding the white star.

The divine artifact known as the embodiment of destruction which could

slice apart heaven, earth and the planets–

“If dear sir cannot pull out a weapon surpassing this, the battle is over.


Truly what a shame it would be. Nevertheless, this Knight firmly believes

such is not the case. Dear sir is surely the man who shall respond to one’s

hopes!”

“Yeah. It feels like such a hassle, but I will try as hard as I can.”

Godou grumbled as he called out in his mind. Come quick!

“But you have overlooked something. Up until now, your defense was

perfect because of the knight formation around you… But aren’t you wide

open now?”

“Oh… This Knight!?”



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