I will translate this chapter into two part. But don’t worry, the battle was in one piece cause I know what you feel about a battle cliffhanger. Right, I know that feel.
Correct me if there is something wrong. Enjoy the chapter
The Hero Party Lose Everything
The now ‘weak’ general of Tristram army, General Rinzel.
During his time as general, he had the nickname of “Lord Thunder”.
But there was also another one, which was— “Immobile Rinzel”
“Why are you not burning!?”
Meralda’s flames attacked Keith’s body head-on.
Nevertheless, Keith was calmly receiving it.
“Well, why is it, I wonder?”
Keith laughed while surrounded by flame.
One of the skills that was stolen from the general.
A skill that could completely eliminate damage.
There was a disadvantage that Keith could not move even one step during activation.
However, it was quite effective against magicians who were launching ranged attacks.
Of course, Meralda would not know that.
She still desperately casted magics against Keith.
Meralda’s staff had let out smoke.
Her magic power had finally run out.
“… this dirty trick!”
It was the warrior Zott who attacked by raising the ax.
An attack that put the trained muscle strength that could destroy rocks on the axe.
The moment it was swung down, Keith moved.
This was a familiar skill since Keith was a lowly thief.
Suddenly, Zott’s ax was in Keith’s hand.
Despite Zott was feeling confused, Keith swung the stolen ax.
“It’s a good axe, not bad. I only had an old knife at that time …”
Of course, it was inferior to weapons sleeping in the treasure room of Demon King Castle.
When Keith opened his cape, the ax disappeared into its shadow as if being sucked.
Zott just stared at the situation.
Keith’s [Steal] was a skill that stole the enemy’s items during battle.
It should not have been possible to steal a weapon during an attack.
Sweat flew on Zott’s cheek.
But his perspective of thieves clouded Zott’s thinking.
“You really make me angry …”
The bulged muscles bulge further.
“I’ll make you a blood festival … I’ll break all of your bones …”
Zott clasped his hand hard.
Zott still thought that Keith was just a thief.
There’s nothing a thief could steal from an empty-handed fist – he believed.
Zott’s fist cut the wind and attacked Keith.
It was an attack that could break a demon bones.
It was fatal for humans to receive this.
–But Keith was no longer human.
Keith caught the huge fist with only his fingers.
“Wha, what … Is … uhu …!”
Keith stole “inertia” and “strength.”
It was still being stolen.
“Ga … gua … what is …… guaa …!”
The trained muscles withered.
Zott was desperately trying to pull his fist off from Keith’s fingertips, but that didn’t work, and his strength was slowly being absorbed.
“Ahh … my … my muscles …!”
All of them were stolen from Zott that only possessed physical strength.
“It’s a lie … this is a lie …”
“You look thinner now, Zott”
Keith concentrated his stolen muscle on his fingertips — and crushed Zott’s fist.
The now slender and thin Zott was blown away with a single blow and his head hit a rock.
Mary hurriedly use heal on Zott.
There were only a few things a priest who didn’t have any mean to attack could do to Keith.
Keith turned to Meralda.
“The fire just now was a lot cooler. I wish it was that cool back in the inn,… but it was so hot that it burned my back.”
Slowly, he walked to Meralda, who had run out of magic power.
“He, help me, Germ … help me!”
However, Germ couldn’t move his sword.
He didn’t know what Keith was thinking.
If he tried to help Meralda haphazardly, it would become more troublesome.
“Meralda … I’ll revenge you later …”
Germ said while cold sweat poured from his forehead.
“……that’s what he said”
Keith grabbed the head of Meralda’s staff.
Meralda desperately clung to the staff.
That was not good.
“Higi … Gi … gi gi …”
Dokun, Dokun, and something were sucked into the staff and swallowed into Keith’s palm.
“What … what are you doing? …”
“I’ve stolen you magical capacity.”
“That … Is…”
Magical capacity was a magician’s lifeline.
If this went to zero, a magician was no different from a normal person.
“Stop it! Stop it!”
“If I said that at the inn, would you stop burning me?”
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
Dokutsu … and the last drop was extracted.
Meralda finally became depressed.
Keith threw Meralda’s staff on the ground.
“There is only you, Germ”
The wind blew again and Keith’s cape fluttered.
“Did you already think about how to defeat the Demon King of Phantom Thief?”
“I now understand you’ve become a demon king … but …”
Germ’s sword glowed white.
“This legendary sword Fragnum is a sword that kills the Demon King!”
“Hear! I’m a hero! Don’t forget that you’re in front of your natural enemy!”
Germ swung his sword and run toward Keith.
Germ’s sword was avoided by Keith.
Keith’s speed had improved significantly when he changed job from thief to Demon King of Phantom Thief.
“What … what did you do … what did you steal …!”
The legendary sword Fragnum was still in Germ’s hands.
“No way, you didn’t sell it and you even bring it here. Is it a charm? That saves me time.”
It was a red jewel that Keith pinched between her index and middle fingers.
On the day of the defeat of the Demon King, the source of the Demon King’s power was stolen to help Germ.
Keith had now inserted it back into the Demon King’s cape.
A hot feeling run around Keith’s body.
From the core of his body, he felt his power was full.
“Is this the true power of the Demon King? It’s really great.”
“You, you monster guaaaa!”
Keith held his palm facing Germ.
On that day, Keith prevented the Demon King’s blow to protect Germ.
It finally hit Germ on this day.
Without Mary’s shield, it was a lethal attack to Germ.
Germ was blown away and fainted from hitting a rock from his back.
The legendary sword Fragnum pierced the earth.
“That… I think it’s better if I don’t touch it. I’ll give it to boss.”
On his sight was Priest Mary.
“Ki, Keith-san …”
Mary was frightened, holding her cane.
Still, her eyes on Keith were never hostile.
“Doing something like this to friends … Please …”
“Please be assured. I won’t kill you. I will let you go. This is the end.”
Keith turned around stared at the three who had fainted, stealing all the remaining skills and stats.
Germ: [Leadership] [Holy Power] [Hero] …
Zott: [Bottomless Strength] [Physical enhancement] [Haki] …
Meralda: [Enchant] [Surprise Attack] [Enhancement] …