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143 part 2

 

What’s this?

 

Haruki had a theory.

It was possible that Karen’s magic had changed from being a non-attribute orb to something more of a blade that can be fired at the enemy, like Haruki’s power attacks.

By releasing these blades, Karen could cut through the Mountain Wasabis from a distance.

 

However, although he could understand the principle behind this change, Haruki still seemed confused.

Is it even possible to learn new magic like this in such a short time?

 

Haruki also learned how to use his power attacks basically overnight.

However, he could barely use it. He was still far from mastering it.

 

On the other hand, Karen seemed to be so skilled with her new magic that one could say that she had completely mastered it by herself.

It would make anyone think that she must have been using that blade-shaped magic for a long time instead.

 

“…T-That’s amazing, Karen.”

 

After some inner struggle, Haruki finally managed to speak his mind. He then took out his Skill Board.

 

Karaboshi Haruki (27) Gender: Male

Skill Points: 9

Class: Hidden Sword King

Divine Protection: Overthrowing God <Medjed>

 

-Vitality <->

├ Stamina 4

└ Natural Recovery 2

 

-Strength <->

└ Strength 5

 

-Energy <->

├ Energy Power 2

├ Energy Compatibility 5

├ Energy Manipulation 1 → 2

└ Exhaustion Resistance MAX

 

-Agility <+ 2>

├ Quickness 6

└ Dexterity 5

 

-Technique <->

├ Equipment Mastery

│├ One-handed Sword 5

│├ Throwing 2

│└ Light Armor Mastery 5

├ Kicking 2

├ Stealth 5

└ Imitation 3

 

-Intuition <->

└ Detection 5

└ Weakness Exploit MAX

 

-Special

├ Growth Acceleration MAX

├ Taming 2

├ Divine Protection MAX

└ Divine Energy NEW

 

During both today’s fight and the battle against the lumpfish back in Hakodate, Haruki had been continuously conscious of his own energy, so the level of Energy Manipulation was raised by one.

 

It seemed that he was getting only a few levels raised, but Haruki hadn’t really been going into the dungeon to level them up that much as of late.

It was inevitable that only a few things would level up at most.

 

Rhea (1) Gender: Female

Skill Points: 5

Class: Dual Wielding Leaf Empress

Divine Protection: Guardian Deity of Underground Treasures <Ptah>

 

-Vitality <->

├ Stamina 2

└ Natural Recovery 1

 

-Strength <->

└ Strength 5

 

-Energy <->

├ Energy Power 3

├ Energy Compatibility 1

└ Energy Manipulation 0

 

-Agility <->

├ Quickness 2

└ Dexterity 3

 

-Technique <+3>

└ Equipment Mastery

└Throw 5

└Double Throw 4

 

-Intuition <->

└ Detection 1

 

-Special

├ Treasure Chest 2

├ Divine Protection MAX

└ Camouflage 3

 

Rhea didn’t show any particular changes.

Her new Energy tree had a high Power level, probably because she almost died in an accident (because of Haruki).

 

Her Energy Power level must have increased that much as a result of her wandering between life and death after that incident.

 

Esta (0) Gender: Male

Skill Points: 5

Class: Hard Shell Emperor

Divine Protection: God of Extermination (Shinchu)

 

-Vitality <->

├ Stamina 1

├ Natural Recovery 2

└ Quarantine 1

 

-Strength <+4>

└ Strength 3

└ Damage Reduction 7

 

-Energy <->

├ Energy Power 0

├ Energy Compatibility 0

└ Energy Manipulation 0

└ Change <Battlecloth> 0

 

-Agility <->

├ Quickness 5

└ Dexterity 2

 

-Technique <->

└ Equipment Mastery

└ Carapace 7

 

-Intuition <->

└ Detection 1

 

-Special

├ Armor Break 4

└ Divine Protection MAX

 

“Change <Battlecloth> (Increases the amount of energy worn on the body)”

 

From the explanation, it could be inferred that “Change <Battlecloth>” had the same protective effect as Karen’s bracelet.

Was it it a racial trait that “Change <Battlecloth>” was derived from “Energy Manipulation” even though all of his Energy skills were at zero?

 

If he were to develop this skill, Esta could get even tougher than ever.

 

Kurosaki Karen (18) Gender: Female

Skill Points: 10

Class: Spirit Hammer Master

Divine Protection: Thunder God <Okikurumi>

 

-Vitality <->

├ Stamina 2 → 3

└ Natural Recovery 1

 

-Strength <->

└ Strength 1 → 2

 

-Magic Power <+3>

├ Magic Power 5

├ Magic Compatibility 5

└ Magic Manipulation 5

├ Change <Thunder> 4

└ Change <Wind Blades> 0 NEW

 

-Agility <->

├ Quickness 1

└ Dexterity 3

 

-Technique <->

└  Equipment Mastery

├ Blunt Weapons 2

└ Light Armor Mastery 2

 

-Intuition <->

└ Detection 1

 

-Special

├ Luck 2

└ Divine Protection MAX

 

Haruki trembled with fear after looking at Karen’s skill tree, which had grown more than anyone else’s.

 

The increase in her Stamina and Strength appeared to be the result of their endurance marathon.

What surprised Haruki the most was the emergence of new skills.

 

(To think that she made a new skill appear in such a short time…)

 

Or maybe she had been practicing while Haruki couldn’t see her as well.

In any case, Haruki couldn’t help but feel envy after the appearance of her new skill.

 

(Damn it! I’m so jealous!!)

 

Since he had started hunting on the 16th floor, Haruki has continued to fight to improve his skills (even though he had no recollection of it).

 

Attack, defense, evasion.

He reviewed each of his movements and corrected the bodily sensations that were still out of shape.

 

In addition, he had also studied his movement so that he could avoid the Mountain Wasabis’ special attack.

Haruki was no longer affected by the Mountain Wasabis’ tear-gas attack.

 

In less than 24 hours, he was able to respond perfectly to monsters he had seen for the first time.

Haruki thought that would be the best result of this day.

 

However, Karen took it even one step further than Haruki.

Without letting the Mountain Wasabis near her, she sealed her favorite lightning attack away, and even gained a new power!

 

Haruki couldn’t help but feel jealous after such a result.

 

“Ughhh…”

 

He was pleased with Karen’s growth, but more than that, he was frustrated.

His mouth was turned down at the corners, but still headed towards the gate without saying anything.

 

When they returned to the surface, the sun had already begun to rise from the other side of the mountain.

It looked like it would be a hot day, and the morning mist that dampened the ground conveyed that moist coldness to the skin.

 

“Sorry I held you here until this time, Karen.”

“Don’t worry about that. I was able to get a great new skill thanks to that.”

“Guh… W-We’ve stayed in for so long, we might as well take the rest of the day off.”

“Sure.”

“By the way, are you free this evening? I’m planning to cook something with the mountain wasabi that we got today.”

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