Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bad End Battle

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.

"Ahhhhhh"

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--
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.
"Gigigigi..."
The sound of grinding came from Shalltear's mouth. Her remaining teeth were gnashing against each other."
"Kaaahhhh, kuuu..."

She could not cast spells.

"Gigaaaagagakku!"

She was furious. Shalltear was filled with anger at everything..

...Will this story will be officially released someday?

64 comments:

  1. Perhaps that's the deep brightness dragon lord, but it's not in Maruyama's style to get the MCs into a situation where they lose this badly (even though Entoma lost in vol 6 she still gave Blue Rose a run for there money) not to mention it's the lvl 100 OP as fuk Shalltear we are talking about.

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    1. we also have to remember that in term of level is not the strongest of the pleiades nor is she a melee specialist, but she still was strong enough to handle a entire team of a mage, warrior and assassin. I don´t think this will actually become cannon without the proper context for us to accept

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    2. Shalltear is established as the overall strongest of the Guardians. Others may surpass her in specific ways, but she is the strongest all-rounder, which is why she is the first line of Nazrick's defense.

      It's also established that Shalltear is especially powerful in 1v1 duels and possesses a divine class weapon. Of all the Guardians, Shalltear has the best chance of winning a duel against any Dragon Lord, especially when it's clear that the Dragon Lords do not possess any gear close to the Spuit Lance, to say nothing of World Items.

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    3. Lol, shalltear is not the strongest "all rounder". She's much like Mare, focused on one aspect,her strength lies in single target. SHalltear has the strongest single target ability out of all the guardians, Mare has the strongest area ability. The four strongest npc in nazarick are Albedo for defense, Cocytus for offense, Fully transformed Sebas would best both Albedo and Cocytus, then Rubedo would be the strongest that even Ainz had doubts beating her even when he has the information and countless cash items.

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  2. Cmiw..the dragon lord who use explosion wild magic is brightnrss dragon lord right??

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  3. Wind magic op like super tier magic Ainz use right , i like it

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  4. I dont't know what to say. I don't want Shalltear to die again. She is very expensive to resurrect.

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    1. you know that this was when she was hit by the World Class item... this attack should have come from the platinum dragon lord. so we know already that she survives until Ainz killed her

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    2. I want Shalltear to crush the Dragon Lord under her loli heels like a worm. I want those complacent, absentee Dragon Lords to piss themselves when they realize there's a new power in town that cannot be ignored.

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    4. @Tobi131313 This is actually a situation where she is facing a dragon lord, probably Platinum Dragon Lord, where he uses his ultimate attack, this is not the volume three situation.

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    5. Even worse, last time time she was resurected her ample bosom was gone. A far to high price to pay

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  5. Well, she got rekt. Maybe they used a World Class Item?

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    1. World Class items cannot be resisted, their effects are absolute. If a World Class item was used as a weapon, Shalltear would simply die.

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    2. Unless someone used a Galaxy Class item.

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  6. GIVE US THE NEXT VOLUME ALREADY!!!! ITS BEEN A YEAR!!! WE CANT TAKE IT!!!

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    1. tis my interpretation as well.
      my guess is a certain dragon lord is just a reference to a nuke. (possibly in joking fear that North Korea might nuke japan?)

      anyways we now know that shalchair can survive nukes. :P

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  8. I think this dragon from yggdrasil if that dragon have power to kill salltear, and ainz say if in yggdrasil dragons are superior,

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    1. I'd more assume it's a DL. Afterall, including a Dragon that isn't a Dragon Lord when Dragon Lords were so hyped would be stupid

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    1. This is a fan fiction written by the writer on what would happen if shaltear fought a certain unknown dragon lord hasn't actually happened yet and might never happen in the main story

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  10. If it is canon it seems we have underestimated dragon lords. Well, there must be a reason Ainz was transported to the New World in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised if there were several endgame beings capable of giving Ainz a serious challenge.

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  11. wasn't this that web novel "what if" short story Maruyama wrote of a fight sequence between Platinum Dragon Lord and Shalltear?

    looks like this is the end sequence of the fight where PDL uses a Wild Magic spell that is able to breach Shalltear's defenses

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  12. maybe Silver Dragon lord using some World Class Item, is know that he have a at least one

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  13. I initially thought platinum dragon lord was using a world item too. But considering Ainz's over cautious personality, it isn't likely that Shalltear would fight the world's strongest being without a world item of her own. It is likely that the dragon's wild magic can bypass shalltear's conventional defenses and resistances somehow. Wild magic is unique to this new world after all.

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    1. it is unknown if PDL has a WCI (but likely does)

      in the web novel - Shalltear never gets mind controlled so Ainz does not pass out WCI's to the Floor Guardians

      and yes, Wild Magic can bypass YGGDRASIL resistance structure but it exists outside the norm much like Martial Arts

      however Wild Magic has the advantage in that it is not reliant on a weapon like the Martial Arts

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    2. Dragon lords do have World items. They killed previous Yggdrasil players by ganging up on players altogether. And they are guarding the world items dropped by said players currently. Which means, individually, players from Earth have superior overall combat abilities to Dragon lords. Still it won't be an easy fight for Ainz and his minions.

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  14. Im actually excited and you all should be too THIS means there are actual threats to ainz and its been talked about in the light novel how wild magic is different it makes perfect sense he bypassed her tiered magic defenses

    this means they will have to fight with their all instead of one hit ko'ing them

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  15. "However, the highest-grade items on Shalltear's body and the parts hidden by them were untouched." I assume this means that if she were wearing her armor that she would have been relatively fine.

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    1. Moreover, "Her dress was in tatters, its remnants plastered to her body." It is likely that Shalltear was ambushed by dragon lords(or a dragonlord? not sure) while she was not equipped with combat gears. We don't know what was going on behind the scenes, but it seems Shalltear completely let her guard down when she was ambushed.



      I have my doubts about NPC floor guardians. Although they are sentient now, I am not sure if they can think outside the box like players from Earth do. It is troubling that Shalltear is reluctant to retreat even though her master explicitly told her to do so in such dangerous situation. Are they capable of coming up with creative unconventional tactics on their own? Or are they too prideful to admit that there are beings strong enough to stand up to them?

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    2. Crap it was a dragon lord. Shalltear got rekt fighting a dragon lord? Man the threat is real.

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    3. I think their creativity and pride depends on this stats and programming.... the sentient Albedo and demiurge could possibly outwit even players to certain extent.

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    4. i think this is happening when she still got brainwashed back in vol 3

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  16. Guys, recall that shalltear still has an auto revive item and a skill that can revert her damage back to null. She can kill this scrub dragon lord!!!

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  17. I don't think a dragon lord could do this to shaltear without something extra happening that we don't know. I don't think any dragons attack is stronger than super tier magic but remember there's a stipulation to her that even a weaker magic can hurt her explained in her fight with AOG. And the attack could be holy based for all we know. But I think a fully armored and prepared shaltear would destroy any dragon in the new world

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  18. Wow i am a fan like everyone here but i think a dragon lord (a real one not that fake from the last volume) is perfectly capable of doing this, at least if he is at full strengh, as for items...dragon like to collect things, any real dragon lord who has survived until this point has faced or lived alonside players, so it wouldn't be weird if they have world class items for example.

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  19. Dragon lord use wild magic right?
    Maybe that's why the fire magic bypassed shalltear's fire resistance thus dealing such great damage!!
    It may not necessarily be because the DL is very high level

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  20. oh demm i want this full release and canon. i believe the dragon lord could possibly be from yggdrasil or the dragon lord used wild magic that cost possibly thousands of life to just inflict damage to Shalltear

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    1. There is no dragon lord she is fighting, its a nuclear blast.

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    2. No she is fighting with PDL and he uses his ultimate attack. This attack is wild magic that bypass her immunity to fire. By the way the title says "Bad End Battle with Tsa" with "Tsa" being short for "Tsaindoruks Vaision," the real name of the Platinum Dragon Lord.

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  21. i doubt shalltear would suffer a loss to mere dragonlord, Sebas is a genuine dragon but he does not have full confidence of defeating shalltear even though he is one of the most top among guardians. Unless that dragonlord used some kind of world class item that surely will cause damage to Shalltear. In Melee combat she's the top especially during her Blood Frenzy and in magic showdown second to Ainz , but inferior to Albedo in terms of defense. I don't know if she can use Super-tier Spell but 10-tier is within her grasp. Let's just say that a dragonlord can also use 10-tier spell but it's still not enough for a guardian to lose in that kind of state. Remember when she batlled Ainz and Ainz used an anti magic for undead yet she's not to affected by it?. She has divine class items too but she lacks strategy during combat and so maybe she was surrounded or something that makes her caught off guard. So anyway a dragonlord herself is impossible to make Shalltear in that kind of state unless with the help of world class items/crystals etc., of course a PLAYER is an exception.

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  22. Meh. Did not like that at all...

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    1. Understandable this using Canon after all and is just a what if

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  23. Shaltear VS Kim the rocket man ?

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  24. ok so shalltear already established the fact that PDL is far inferior to her , but then something happened that caused this explosion. this seem to be a worldclass item used on shalltear. iirc the PDL hoard plently of legendary gear and Worldclass item from fallen players..

    by the looks of it, the World class item seem to be a nuclear blast item.. like Starcraft's Nuclear-launch-detected skill..

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  25. holy shit bois. It happened in the movie 2 of Overlord. But it was PDL's Armor vs Shalltear

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  26. She wasn't wearing her best armor, as it said her dress was in tatters. I wonder how things would have improved if she had on her full set of equipment.

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  27. This is from 2012 and many things changed since then.

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  28. I think some wild magic user ambush shalltear when she is alone, I highly doubt this is a fair fight cause shalltear do not wearing any kind of armor at all, she just wearing a dress, and she not even use Spuit Lance.

    Base on the current novel development, there are 2 characters that can ambush shalltear:

    My first suspect Draudillon Oriculus, the great-granddaughter of Brightness Dragon Lord.
    Why I choose her as the culprit?
    There are 2 reasons why I choose her as the culprit.

    1. She is the user of wild magic, as we know that the wild magic is a magic of soul and with enough power the user can create a massive explosion that could closely rival the Platinum Dragon Lord’s ultimate attack, and with enough souls sacrifice she can easily do it.

    2. The state of her country. we know that her country in the state of war, so maybe some one offer her something that can solve the war and bring peace to her country in exchange she kill shalltear, and why she choose to ambush shalltear? it's all because she know that she cannot stand a chance to fight shalltear in fair fight.

    My second suspect is the Brightness Dragon Lord.
    why I choose her as the culprit?
    it's all because Brightness Dragon Lord have an unique personality and Said to have the mind of a scholar rather than a warrior by his fellows dragon lord, so maybe shalltear do something that anger him, or he just do not like shalltear.

    Some of you maybe wandering why I exclude Platinum Dragon Lord as my suspect, this because I think this was an ambush. As we know that dragons is a prideful species and on top of that Platinum Dragon Lord is the child of the Dragon Emperor, so he must have the biggest pride of all dragon lord, and will not likely to do an ambush like that, cause it can stain his pride as a warrior.
    And why I include Brightness Dragon Lord as my suspect it is because his unique personality that his fellow Dragon Lords Said he have the mind of a scholar rather than a warrior, so of all dragon lord he is the one that likely to do an ambush.

    Note: sorry for my english

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    1. The brightness dragon lord part is fine but I don't think that the draconic queen would do it for two reasons 1.she is a queen who prefeprefers others to do te dirty work for her and would not get involved herself and also because she is a queen even though her country is in dire states it's unlikely that she would risk her life against someone so dangerous and also because she herself would not be able to snick up on shaltear due to lack of combat skills and also becajbecause as we know using wild magic requires should and for her to us such a powerfull spell she would need a lot of souls as a queen she would not kill her own subjects to obtains so many souls and even if she did wodnt it be easier to use such an attack on the demihumens especespecially if she used on where there are the greatest numbers of demihumens and where their strongest warriors reside that way the enemy would be crushed now it's possible that she got her would form another country or someone gave them to her for killing shaltear but again why not just use it on the demihumens then and it unlikely that she would attack another country to get so many souls and if someone did give her so many souls then it's possible that she may reject the offer as she would know not to trust someone who could kill that many people and gather that many souls and also she dosent have any idea on who shaltear is and even if the person who asked her to kill shaltear to kill shaltear would even know as shalters existence is a secrete now it's possible that something happens and someone powerfull able to gather souls like soul eaters became her enemy but even then it's unlikely now you could make the argument that she got the souls from everyone who died in the war or was storing souls for a long time but once again why not use it on the demihumens and also you should have included the pdl as we have seen that he is not like other dragons and isint pridefull

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  29. It would be an interresting stories. Up until now, we only knew that ains and the gank can overpowered all their enemies. But what will happen if the table is turned. Ains and the gank are going to be an inferior being in front of tsa. And how ains could handle that? The overpower character has been overpowered.

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  30. I always wondered why ainz didn't research conventional science maybe it's possible to have New World citizens build nukes and tsa just so happend to have some in spare as sort of legacy from the greed kings. (although I wouldn't really favor this possibility)

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