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Danmachi: Captured by Freya at the Beginning!

In the world of "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?," I've become the target of the goddess of beauty, Freya, right from the start. Bearing the burden of 'All the Evil of the World,' I've become an interesting 'anomaly' in Freya's eyes. Gods, seeking entertainment in the mortal world, naturally find it intriguing to discover this unique 'individual.' My name is Ethan Starfall, a transmigrator, and now I find myself captured by Freya. What should I do? It's an emergency!!! --- Support Me: patreon.com/U22 youtube.com/@animexfirst --- Please Note: I do not own anything in this fanfiction. The copyright belongs to their respective creators.

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Mana Burst!

Chapter 26 - Mana Burst!

After the meal, Ethan hurriedly returned home and laid down on his bed.

In the next few day, he went to the dungeon as usual to complete his daily mission.

'Roar——'

"Troublesome guys…"

Ethan lamented the nuisance these monsters caused.

Casting a glance at the side where the ground was charred black, his visage bore a heavy shade of vigilance and readiness for combat.

The adversaries he faced were hellhounds, notorious monsters that roamed the middle floors of the dungeon.

These creatures were not only perilous for their ability to emit magic flames but also for their agility, sharp claws, and fearsome fangs, making them a formidable challenge for newbies daring to traverse the middle floors.

It was common practice among adventurers to arm themselves with "Salamander Wool" to mitigate the damage inflicted by fire-based attacks.

Ethan, having amassed considerable wealth, followed suit and bought this protective gear for himself.

His preparation proved fortuitous when he encountered these troublesome monsters upon venturing into the fifteenth floor of the dungeon.

Focusing intently on the hellhounds before him, Ethan activated his Imaginary Number Magic.

His magic forged a connection to the Imaginary Space, a dimension beyond the physical realm where he could store an arsenal of weapons.

Slowly, the portal to Imaginary Space opened, and a weapon silently extended towards him, signaling the start of their battle.

Ethan's lips curved into a slight, confident smile, signaling his readiness and strategic foresight.

This technique, inspired by Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon, involved storing weapons into the Imaginary Space in advance and summoning them in need, much like firing arrows from a quiver.

Over the past few days, Ethan had dedicated himself to be proficient in the use of Imaginary Space and Imaginary Number Magic, exploring and innovating new techniques for its application in combat.

It's just like how the awakening of magic and skills is a highly individualized process, with each person manifesting abilities unique to their essence and potential.

Despite the commonality of awakening the [Magic Attribute: Imaginary Numbers], Ethan's manifestation of this power was distinct, likely influenced by his envy of Gilgamesh's abilities.

This envy drove him to develop similar abilities, blending desires with innovation.

As the confrontation ensued, Ethan unleashed a barrage of weapons from his Imaginary Space, each strike meticulously aimed at the hellhounds.

'Swish~~'

The air was filled with the sound of weapons slicing through the atmosphere, their sharp blades effortlessly penetrating the tough hides of the hellhounds and pinning them to the ground, effectively neutralizing their threats.

Upon finishing them, Ethan was greeted with the notification of a completed daily mission:

[Daily Mission: Kill 8 Hellhounds!]

[Progress: 8/8]

[Reward: 10 Diamonds]

With the acquisition of these 10 diamonds, Ethan's excitement surged as he reached the milestone of 100 diamonds, giving him another opportunity to "draw cards."

The prospect of unlocking new powers or acquiring rare items filled him with a palpable sense of anticipation and eagerness.

Without hesitation, Ethan invoked the familiar interface of the card drawing system, a ritual that had become a cornerstone of his daily life.

As the virtual space unfolded before him, a pack of cards materialized, the seal breaking to reveal the contents within.

Ten cards, all facedown, began to flip over under Ethan's anxious gaze.

His heart raced with anticipation, memories of previous draws tempering his expectations with a mix of hope and apprehension.

[Black Stockings] [Black Stockings] [Black Stockings]...

[White Stockings] [White Stockings] [White Stockings]...

The first few draws were underwhelming, an array of [Black Stockings] and [White Stockings], a seemingly mundane outcome that was nothing but a waste of opportunity.

Ethan's initial reaction was one of disappointment, however, the tide of fortune turned with the revelation of a card that gave him a big surprise:

[Unique Skill - Mana Burst]

This card, shining with the golden lights, represented a significant enhancement to Ethan's combat capabilities.

Mana Burst, a skill renowned in "Fate" series for its ability to drastically enhance physical prowess and weapon efficacy through the manipulation of mana, was now at Ethan's disposal.

The skill's description hinted at the vast improvements it could bring to Ethan's combat effectiveness.

In "Fateverse," characters of seemingly modest physical stature could, through the application of Mana Burst, amplify their strength and durability to match that of far more formidable adversaries.

This skill, capable of transforming even the most unassuming objects into lethal weapons, was a testament to the enhancement of magic.

In Ethan's case, the acquisition of Mana Burst was not merely a boon but a transformation.

Unlike predefined skill levels of "Fateverse" or the digital confines of a game, the effect of Mana Burst in reality was intrinsically linked to wielder's magic reserves.

Although his magic reserve was not as good as Artoria's 'Dragon Heart,' it was still better than most adventurers in this world.

Through his diligent practice of Projection Magic and Imaginary Number Magic, coupled with daily absorption of magic energy from magic stones, his magic reserve had steadily grown in the past few days.

Despite not having updated his Falna recently, the increase in his magic reserve was undeniable.

With the activation of Mana Burst, Ethan immediately felt a surge of strength coursing through his veins.

His physical attributes were significantly enhanced, his movements imbued with newfound speed and agility.

Contrary to his initial concerns about the skill's consumption, Mana Burst proved to be a sustainable enhancement, gradually depleting his magic reserves rather than exhausting his magic reserve at once.

This revelation was a pleasant surprise, offering Ethan a strategic advantage in prolonged battles.

'Rustle~~'

A group of Almiraj appeared at the right time, their eyes blood-red and full of aggression, presenting Ethan with an immediate opportunity to try out his newly acquired skill.

'Swish--'

With a burst of speed, he charged towards these monsters, his sword drawn and ready for battle.

The moment Ethan approached, the rabbit monsters, despite their innocent appearance, revealed their ferocious nature as inhuman monsters and swiftly charged at him.

Yet, under the effect of Mana Burst, Ethan found himself effortlessly dodging their attacks, his movements fluid and precise.

'Strike--'

"So light~"

With each strike, Ethan eliminated an Almiraj with ease, his swordplay a dance of death that left no room for counterattack.

Within minutes, all Almiraj were defeated, a testament to Ethan's enhanced combat capabilities.

"Hah~~~"

As he deactivated Mana Burst, Ethan felt the temporary loss of strength, a reminder of how powerful Mana Burst really was.

Yet, the experience left him with a deeper understanding of his combat capability and the strategic significance of Mana Burst.

With careful management of his magic reserve, Ethan could sustain Mana Burst's enhancement for approximately fifteen minutes, a duration that could prove decisive in the heat of battle.

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