“Gotta bust this bad boy out already, eh?” said Tyrone as he hoisted the Missile Launcher up to his shoulder.
“But you only have one missile! There’s no way you’re going to take them all out like that. You need at least two or three of them,” said Alisa.
Tyrone fired the launcher! A missile came flying out with a plume of white of smoke following it like a streamer. The missile sailed through the air before finally striking the bluff of an icy cliff.
“What! You completely missed the mark. You are terrible at this!”
“… ya think so? Wait for it.”
Suddenly, the icy wall made a rumbling noise and began to shake and crumble! The blast from the missile set off an avalanche of snow from the top. Giant chunks of ice and snow came crashing down onto the valley floor below, burying every last Mammoth.
“Wooooow! Tyrone, you wiped them all out with just one shot! You’re Algol’s greatest genius!”
However, the avalanche also destroyed the tower along with the Mammoths….
“Sigh… I take it back. You’re Algol’s greatest screw-up,” huffed Alisa.
“Aw, come on…” replied Tyrone. (Lose the Missile Launcher)
Suddenly, the Mammoth’s trunk extended towards Alisa and grabbed her. It began to crush her with incredible strength. (-2 HP, -1 COMBAT P) Next, the great beast made an attempt to stab Alisa with its tusks.
“Oh, no you don’t!”
In the next instant, Alisa pierced her sword into the Mammoth’s forehead!
The Mammoth threw Alisa to the ground and began stampeding around wildly! Tyrone and the others were left in a scramble to avoid becoming trampled. The beast finally came to a stop when it crashed head first into the rear wall.
“Just like a train with broken brakes,” remarked Alisa. “Ow, ow, ow.” A hobbling Alisa got back up to her feet.
“There’s only two of ‘em, this shouldn’t be too difficult,” said Tyrone coolly as he drew his Laser Gun and began blasting. Pew! Pew!
The laser sliced the Mammoth’s trunk right off of its face. With the tilt of a wrist, the laser beam moved and continued slicing through the huge beast’s body.
The Laser Gun’s massive power output was capable of producing much greater damage than either the Needle Gun or the Heat Gun. The Mammoth let out a death roar just as the gun’s photon energy ran out. Alisa and the others finished off the second Mammoth. (+1 COMBAT P, +2 MAGIC P)
“That was an impressive display, Tyrone,” remarked Lutz.
“Eh, this thing can only take on one or two of those big guys at a time. I would’ve been screwed if there had been more,” replied Tyrone as he replaced the energy cartridge on his gun.
The group returned to the outskirts of Aukbal. Eventually, after wandering around in circles for awhile, they came across another tower.
“This must be Corona Tower, I guess. Or not. Who knows, since half the townspeople are liars,” said Alisa, who apparently was talking to herself.
A battle against a beast like this should not be dragged out. Alisa knew she had to end it fast in order to win.
She jumped, avoiding the tusks of the Mammoth, and thrust her sword right into the forehead of the beast!
“Everyone, look out!”
The Mammoth now ran around wildly, blood pouring out profusely from its forehead, leaving Tyrone and the rest in a desperate scramble to avoid becoming trampled. The Mammoth finally came to a stop when it crashed head first into the rear wall.
“Hah, just like a train with broken brakes.” (+1 MAGIC P)
“Everyone, get down!” yelled Lutz, coming to the front lines.
“And what’s your plan? Don’t tell me you wanna die.”
“Not quite, Tyrone. I plan on using the most powerful magical attack I have.”
Lutz cast the spell Tandle! Then he cast it again — and then third time as well!
Blue light came out of his body as countless bolts of lightning came flying! Arrows of light rained down onto the herd of Mammoths like a monsoon! (-6 MAGIC P)
After taking a direct hit, a large number of the Mammoths burst into flames while the others stared on in a state of panic. The herd ran off into the opposite direction, trampling over their injured comrades.
“—Huh. Where am I…?”
“Don’t move, Lutz. You only passed out for about a minute. It’s all right, the Mammoths ran away. Anyway, that was incredible ― you managed to chase off the strongest animals in Algol all by yourself.”
“But thanks to that,” muttered Tyrone, “there’s no damn tower anymore. It’s been toppled over. Those Mammoths must have destroyed it in their frenzy…”
“Tyrone! That’s not what matters here!”
Startled by Alisa’s threatening demeanor, Myau jumped off of her shoulder.
If it was just one or two Mammoths, it would be a different story; they had enough confidence to win a battle like that. However, with such a dizzying number of Mammoths, their swords and guns were useless.
The difference in power was overwhelming. Unable to run away, the herd of Mammoths descended upon Alisa and party, trampling them!
Alisa and her comrades tried going to where the tower was.
In the midst of the snow, they found multiple ruins that resembled a tower, but they were unable to find any vestiges of the actual tower they sought.
“Huh ― what’s this?” Alisa picked up a pot that came rolling down from the icy hills above. “Wow, this is my brother’s pot – the one that Nekise gave me. It must be,” she confirmed. (Obtain item LACONIAN POT)
Right when she picked it up, a large shadow was cast upon them from above.
It was a Mammoth! Two of them, in fact ― they were separated from the herd they saw earlier!