[You have won the duel with [Freed]. The prize will be stored in your inventory.]
[Your level has been increased. Please allocate status points.]
[The skill level of the sword has been increased.]
[The skill level of “Death Point Shot” has been increased.]
At about the same time I checked that there was no blood or stains on the sword and sheathed it.
I heard a voice that sounded just like the AI’s I had heard during the character creation process.
It seemed to be a system message, but what the hell was I supposed to do?
Maybe it’s because I skipped the tutorial, but for now I’d better ask Hisana.
“Oi, Hisana. I’ve been told that my level has increased.”
“……Why is your level going up before you’ve even taken a step since you started the game, sensei? ……For now, let’s move. We’ll walk around and I’ll explain everything.”
“Ah, yes, please.”
In any case, the people around me are looking at me too much.
I don’t mean to say that I don’t want to be conspicuous now, but I feel uncomfortable standing in the middle of a crowd and talking forever.
I let Hisana lead the way and started to walk away from the square where the monument stood, and as expected, the people around me did not follow me.
No, some of them seemed to be following me out of curiosity, but I don’t think it was anything to be concerned about.
I glared in the direction of the group to let them know that I was aware of them, and then they quickly walked away.
For the moment, I’ve calmed down a bit.
“Haha, what a big debut.”
“It’s true, Mou …… How can you win against an opponent with a level gap of more than 15?”
“What do you think? Did you think I was going to lose to a guy like that?”
“…… Well, I can’t imagine that.”
Perhaps remembering my ability in reality, Hisana let out a sigh with a dry smile.
However, she soon regained her composure, shaking her head lightly and raising her voice with her usual expression.
“I’ll start with the character level. Please open the status in the menu.”
“Oh, menu open ……, status, and…”
■Avatar Name: Quon
■Status (remaining status points: 2)
Magic Skill：《Enhancement Magic：Lv.1》
Set Skill: 《Death point Shot: Lv.2》
《HP Auto Recovery: Lv.1》
《Automatic MP Recovery：Lv.1》
《Sword of Deprivation: Lv.1》
Sub Skills: None
Current SP: 2
“Hoo, something’s changed.”
Hisana peeked at the displayed screen, and raised a question mark on her face.
The only things that have changed since the first time are that the level has increased, the remaining status points are displayed, some skill levels have increased, and the current SP has increased.
I looked at Hisana to ask her to explain what this was, but for some reason she was holding her head in her hands.
“Oi, what’s with the reaction?”
“…… There are many things I want to say, but for now, I will explain everything in order.”
And I nodded my head, even though I couldn’t help but feel pressured by Hisana’s unusually grumpy tone.
The first thing I noticed was that Hisana pointed to the remaining status points in the column.
“In this game, you gain levels by defeating enemies and accumulating experience. When you do that, you get two status points and two skill points each.”
“So this guy at the bottom is a skill point. So, how do I use the status points?”
“You can raise any of the six stats: STR for Strength, VIT for Vitality, INT for Intelligence, MND for Mind, AGI for Agility, and DEX for Dexterity.”
“…… I don’t really know which ones I should upgrade.”
“It’s better to give priority to some of them and raise the other stats evenly and gradually. It can be strong to raise them to the maximum, but it is still necessary to some extent.”
If I listened to the detailed explanation, I was told that it has the following approximate properties.
STR contributes to attack power. It is also necessary when equipping heavy equipment.
VIT contributes to defense. It also leads to an increase in total HP.
INT contributes to magic attack power. It is also a requirement for learning some magic skills.
MND contributes to magic defense. It also increases total MP.
AGI contributes to speed. It is also a requirement to learn some evasion skills.
DEX contributes to production success rate. It also affects the hit points of long range weapons.
“Well, raising your AGI doesn’t increase your speed that much. Even when Sensei moved, you didn’t feel any discomfort, right?”
“Well, if you ask me, yes.”
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but so far I’ve come to the conclusion that human limitations cannot be exceeded. It seems that if you keep raising it, you will be able to move as fast as an Olympic athlete, but that doesn’t seem to limit the movement of those who can move from the start.”
“Fumu…… well, maybe the bottom two don’t need to be raised too much, although INT is also subtle.”
“…… Normally, I’m the type of person who has to increase INT. Because the power of magic depends on INT.”
Indeed, the higher the INT, the higher the magic power. This means that the range of the increase in “enhanced magic” may also increase.
I’ll level this up as well.
As for defense, I’ll just have to pass it off–
“…… STR and INT first, then defense, followed by everything else, a 3:2:1 ratio.”
“I think it’s reasonable. If you want to level up it, just tap on its status indicator.”
I nodded to Hisana’s words and increased my STR and INT statuses.
For now, the status process for leveling up would be complete.
“Now, what’s next, skills?”
“Yes, skills. What have you choosen……Sensei?!”
When Hisana suddenly came close to me, I turned my head away.
But Hisana, unconcerned with my condition, pressed even closer and began to scream in a half-heartedly close position.
“I can still understand [the sword], I expected you to choose it because you are a teacher. But why, of all things, did you choose the [Strengthening Magic] ……?!
“O-oh? ”No, I didn’t want to follow the Magica Technica stuff, so I chose something that would work without it.”
“Not following MT…….Sensei, why are you suddenly fighting against this game’s system?”
“It’s better to strengthen yourself and cut yourself than to have your body move on its own.”
“…… Speaking of which, Sensei, can do real life things in MT heh.”
After calming down a bit, Hisana stepped back from the scene with a sigh.
However, still having a hard time convincing herself, Hisana stared at my sword and then raised her voice.
“Sensei, please try to use the enhancement magic once.”
“Hmm? Is it safe to use it in the city?”
“If it doesn’t attack the surrounding area, there won’t be any complaints. I believe there is a spell that increases the defense of armor, right?”
I tapped on “Enhancement Magic” in the skills section.
The name of the two spells appeared below it.
■ Enhancement Magic: Sharp Edge.
It increases the attack power of the weapon.
The rate of enhancement depends on the skill level and the INT value.
■ Enhancement Magic: Hard Skin
Increases the defense and magic defense of body armor.
The percentage of enhancement depends on the skill level and the INT value.
At any rate, I have magic, but how do I use it?”
“Think to yourself, “I’m going to use this.” When you see something like a gauge at the edge of your vision, you’ve succeeded.”
“Fumu, let’s give it a try.”
For now, I will try the “Hard Skin”.
I focused my consciousness while imagining that I would use this magic.
Then, just as Hisana had said, a blue gauge appeared in the upper right corner of my vision.
However, the gauge dwindled as I watched it disappear, leaving only a black frame.
I guess I had just figured out the timing, and right after that, Hisana skipped to the next instruction.
“When the gauge runs out, try chanting the name of the magic. With your mouth, okay?”
“Ou …… 《Hard Skin》!”
At the same time, the clothes I was wearing glowed blue and seemed to be covered in a pale light.
It seems that the magic was successfully invoked.
“Now, from that state, check the equipment section of your items. Your body armor should be enchanted.”
“Fumu, equipment section.
I hadn’t browsed it before, but I’ll check it out anyway.
Apparently, the equipment is divided into right hand, left hand, head armor, body armor, waist armor, arm armor, leg armor, and accessories.
All of the current equipment is labeled as “beginner’s equipment,” which I guess means it’s all default equipment.
I checked the body armor as I was told, and it certainly seemed to be showing the effects of the magic.
■ Body Armor: : Beginner’s Leather Armor
Defensive Strength: 5(+1)
Magic Defense: 0(+1)
” …… The enchantment effects are in these brackets?”
“Yes. …… As you can see, the effects of “enhancement magic” are really weak.”
I couldn’t argue with this, and my mouth twitched involuntarily.
It might be better in the future, but at present it’s just tears in my eyes.
Well, I wouldn’t have used it even if I had chosen something else, so I don’t really care.
“There is no MT for the benefit of extending constant firepower for an extended period of time, but to be honest, it’s not worth it to have a MT that is positioned as a ‘powerful special move’.”
“It is a blessing in disguise that you have the Death Point Shot. Normally, it would be called an outlier skill that can hardly be targeted, but Sensei should have no problem.”
Apparently, this one was a hit. Well, only for me, apparently.
It’s easy to target a weak point if you break the opponent’s stance, but is it really that difficult?
“Well, that makes sense. I think Sensei can still make use of your skills…… But why did you pick an auto recovery skill?”
“Mu? Well, I thought I might need a way to recover.”
“….Lisen? You can recover in time by using recovery items. You can buy them at the NPC store, or the production staff can make better ones. That’s why you should not fill up your skill slots with healing skills until you have more space! And an auto-heal that only heals a tiny amount is a waste of valuable skill slots in the early days……!”
It’s true that I only have five initial skill slots.
No wonder, it’s somewhat of a waste to devote it to a skill with little effect.
But to be honest, I’m satisfied with my beginning skills, because there were very few of them that I could use.
“Well, isn’t it fine? If there are skills I can use, I can replace them. I don’t use a lot of skills anyway, besides, I have some extra points left over. In any case, I even randomized two skills in the beginning.”
“I thought there was a skill I didn’t recognize, and to top it off, it was because you randomized it ……! Aah mou! I shouldn’t have listen to the machine!”
Apprently I chuckle at the sight of Hisana’s head in her hands.
I can’t help but feel that this kid has a tendency to be too bound by stereotypes.
It is one of the talents of a swordsman to not be bound by common sense and to not read the air.
Although I’m usually pretty good at it, I think I’m paying too much attention to the theory here.
Fumu… I should re-train …….
“!? Sensei, are you thinking of something strange?”
“Oh? That’s a good instinct. Keep that feeling in mind, okay?”
“You didn’t answer my question!?”
More importantly, what about this Sword of Deprivation? Isn’t this at least a hit?”
After coaxing Hisana to come closer to me, I showed her my last skill, the Sword of Deprivation, and asked her that question.
I haven’t tried it yet, but this effect should be quite useful.
But Hisana tilted her head in response to my question, her expression slightly clouded.
“…… Certainly, that’s a strong skill to have. But that skill …… even I have never seen before.”
“What? You are one of the top players in this game, right?”
“Yes. But I’ve never even heard of that skill. It’s a random skill, but if it’s one that you get early on, it’s probably one that you can obtain somewhere in this area……”
“Fumu…… I don’t know, but I guess I got lucky.”
“As usual, Sensei. Indeed, those skills are quite powerful, so I thought you should train yourself properly.”
Although I’ve had a lot of bad comments, I can guarantee you that, and Hisana nodded.
I’m a little nervous about the future, but …… I guess it will come to pass.
It would be a shame to have to re-do it, since I’ve pulled off a rare skill.
“Look, is there any other explanation? If not, get over with it and show me where the enemies are.”
“Oh, yes. But before that, …… sensei, didn’t you get a lot of money from the victory against Freed earlier?”
“Hmm? …… Yeah, there’s quite a bit of money written in the item section.”
The amount is 537,643 Zel. The market for me is not clear, but at least it’s not an amount that a beginner can afford.
If you win the duel, you can take the money from your opponent?
It was an unexpected extra income, but when Hisana heard about it, she smiled at me.
“—-Well, let’s get you equipped first, shall we?”