“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.
“It seems there are still strange places on the planet Palma. For all we know, La Shiec himself could be here somewhere. I’ve heard that there are all kinds of monsters up in Abion Tower and Medusa’s Tower,” explained Dr. Luveno.
“Medusa’s Tower! So you’re saying that Medusa is over there!?” exclaimed Tyrone, remembering how he had been defeated by her before.
“It would seem that’s the case… There’s also some terrifying creatures in the Abion Tower, also.”
“You don’t have the money? Well, that’s no good. From what I saw, you looked like you had some pretty strong people with you, but anyways ―why don’t you head over to the tower south of here? I hear there’s loads of treasure in there. Naturally, the place is swarming with monsters, so no one has ever come back alive, or so I’ve heard.”
“If no one’s ever come back alive, how come you know so much about it?” asked Alisa.
“Er, well, that’s…” the store owner stumbled on his words.
“I’m sure it’s fine, Alisa. Even if we only heard half of it, at least we’ve ascertained that there are monsters there. If we can’t exterminate some monsters, then defeating La Shiec is even more impossible,” asserted Tyrone.
What Tyrone said was correct. Alisa and her comrades got directions from the store owner, and once again returned to the southern reaches of the continent. They headed for the tower that jutted out from the rock face.