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硝煙で、鏑木肆星氏の姿は完全に覆い尽くされてしまう。その機を逃さじと、二匹のバケネズミが突進した。

I think その機を逃さじと means "not letting their chance slip away". But why isn't it just その機を逃さず?

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じ is used to form negative volitional with 未然形 in classical Japanese so just treat it as 終止形 plus まい (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

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