Like a cat lurking atop the tree, she stood on a branch and looked down.
A lot more monsters appeared compared to what she expected.
She pulled a handful of poisoned arrows from the dead goblin’s quiver. Then, she held it tight as she infused it with mana.
Boom, boom, boom!
It was her first time infusing mana into arrows, but the result wasn’t all that bad.
She shot as many as she could, but because her aim was terrible, most of them were shot to the ground. Several goblins could be seen covering their heads as their shoulders quivered.
They might not be able to fight for a while because they were shot with poisoned arrows.
Radis looked at her sword.
Red flames burned around it as though it was a wooden rod set aflame.
The way she infused mana into the arrows was also a test to see how much mana she could push out.
‘It doesn’t feel like I’m running out of mana.’
With her swordsmanship reaching this level because of the training she had undergone in her previous life paired with rich mana that seemingly had no end to its supply, Radis herself couldn’t guess how much she had.
“Then just once, I’ll have to use as much as I can.”
Radis took her sword right away.
The flames surrounding the iron sword burned scarlet red.
Then, she jumped right in the middle of the fray of monsters.
Although it’s said that goblins weren’t afraid of fire, the flame in front of them was different from a torch.
Even far from them, their skin burned even before it touched them.
Instinctively sensing this danger, with a squeal, the goblins tried to retreat.
However, Radis had no intention of letting these guys do that.
The sword’s burning flames spread out into several parts. The monsters burned starting with their faces, and soon, their flesh and bones melted.
With terrible screams of agony, the scarlet flames bloomed as they devoured their black blood.
The dance of flames ended only after all the visible monsters had died.
Radis staggered down and sat on the ground, breathing heavily.
She intended to use up her mana until it ran out, and it certainly felt that way now.
“I extended it everywhere, so if I was still full of mana, I’d be nothing but a monstrous freak.”
Using the iron sword that was about to crumble, she dug through the scorched flesh of the goblins, where she could still feel their miasma.
Today’s harvest was plentiful.
Goblins were a little intelligent and, proportional to the difficulty of hunting them, the quality of magic stones that could be taken from them was quite good.
Radis enthusiastically filled her pants and coat pockets with magic stones.
And when she walked while feeling the magic stones clinking together, she felt proud.
In her previous life, the magic stones she had only passed through her pockets, but now, these magic stones were going to be her own funds.
She recovered the remains of the victims in the corner of the outhouse.
Tragically, some of the bones appeared to have belonged to children
She was heartbroken about the fact that she came here too late.
She picked up a crude sword that was left on the floor, dug the grounds shallowly and buried the remains.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t able to help you.”
Radis stabbed the iron sword, which was already about to crumble, into the ground to serve as a tombstone.
After that, she burned the shattered wooden fence.
Drenched in the black blood of monsters, Radis sat on a boulder and watched the burning outhouse, muttering to herself.
“Right… The full-fledged subjugation. It hasn’t started yet.”
As far as she knew, the imperial subjugation started in earnest during the year 495.
So Robert wasn’t the subjugation squad’s captain yet.
‘It’ll be three years later.’
The current imperial subjugation squad without Robert was famous in itself.
Around this time, hunting monsters were solely up to each territory’s own independent subjugation squad.
Naturally, subjugation squads formed in this way prioritized protection and monster eradication in their own territories and the surrounding areas, so outhouses like this and small villages in the outskirts were at the brunt of danger.
After confirming that the embers swallowing up the monster corpses had subsided, Radis stood up.
Well, she also didn’t want to catch a cold, so she headed to the place she found the other day.
It seemed to be a rest stop built by the villagers to stay in while they were traveling back and forth, but there was even a heater, some firewood and a small tub, so she could take a quick soak here.
The horse she had ridden from the marquisate was also tied here.
After Radis boiled some water, she was lost in thought while waiting for the sticky monster blood to be washed away.
‘If this second life continues, I should do more than I did before. And if I become even stronger… Can I change the future?’
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