So Maruyama posted an amusing little vignette here (at the bottom of the page) about what would happen if a certain Floor Guardian did battle with a certain Dragon Lord...
Thanks to MyNameHere for calling it to my attention and MPT for TLCing it.
Shalltear's field of vision was dyed a brilliant white. In the next moment, she had no idea where she was.
She was tossed and turned about, like a branch swallowed in a whirlpool, and she lost her sense of balance. Shalltear had no idea what was going on. All she felt amidst the blinding light was intense pain.
Her body felt heavy as she tried to defend herself and she had difficulty moving. However, Shalltear moved with all her heart and soul. That was because she understood that something bad had happened.
She curled up into a ball, shielding her body with her arms.
This was an ultimate explosion.
It stained the world with a blinding white flash.
There was a thunderous roar and an eruption of heat.
The shockwave it generated blew the land away and the rising dirt and sand formed a mushroom cloud in the air.
The lethal area of the superheated pulse was measured in kilometers, and there was no trace of movement within it. As the dust and smoke dispersed, the horrific conditions within were made clear.
Nothing could have lived within that area, but inside it, someone cast the soil off and stood up.
"Gaaah, gaaah, gaaah..."
Since she had been caught in the heat flare of the explosion, her throat had been burned away and she could not speak. No, it was not just her throat. Her entire body had been scorched, and her previous beauty was nowhere to be seen. She had lost all her hair and she looked like charcoal briquette.
Beyond the burns caused by the tremendous heat, the shockwave had lacerated her body.
The left side of her vision was completely gone. Her right side was milky and blurred, but she could still make out vague shapes somehow. Her body listed to one side because her right arm and its shoulder were gone. Her dress was in tatters, its remnants plastered to her body. However, the highest-grade items on Shalltear's body and the parts hidden by them were untouched.
Pain stabbed through her entire body.
This was a bad pain.
This pain would destroy Shalltear Bloodfallen.
Her thoughts were shredded, the fragments leaping from her mouth.
She should have been immune to fire, so why had she taken fire damage? How had her defenses been breached? Countless questions rose through her mind, but the pain and confusion drowned them out.
As thoughts crisscrossed through her head, the most important thing rang in her head like a warning klaxon.
That was -- she could not stay here any longer. If she remained here, she would die. Thus, she had to withdraw.
However, would it be alright if the Guardian of the Great Underground Tomb of Nazarick, Shalltear Bloodfallen, turned her back and fled? From a being that was far inferior to her?
That would be a betrayal of the expectations of the 41 Supreme Beings. If she had to die, should she not take this worthless country with her. Her loyalty and her survival instincts bound Shalltear in place.
The sound of grinding came from Shalltear's mouth. Her remaining teeth were gnashing against each other."
She could not cast spells.
She was furious. Shalltear was filled with anger at everything..
...Will this story will be officially released someday?