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Chapter 20 – Creative Demon Lord (Part 1)
I understood it while hunting with Fir… I have no weapons.
Using a sword was fine because I’m in a different world, but it didn’t really suit me. Right now I’m looking at the DP catalogue to find a suitable substitute.
“Hmm…” I pondered as I scratched my head.
Since it’s the most orthodox weapon, swords are the type with the most variety. I was only using cheap ones though, but maybe if I buy a more expensive weapon I can find something good, though I feel bad for wasting money only to check if a single sword is useful.
Spears and bows are also being sold, but they seem hard to use, so they don’t work as substitutes. There are also some weapons with romance, like a sickle or a whip, but it wouldn’t suit me either, having a high dexterity apparently doesn’t make it easier to wield a weapon.
On the other hand, the steel bar was easy because I just needed to move it around, my main weapon should give a feeling like that…
Perhaps a club?
… Nice, let’s put it as a candidate.
Though how would a Demon Lord look if they wielded a club? It’s fine if there isn’t anything else, but I would like to use something that made me look like a last boss.
I mean, what would a last boss wield? Would a sword fit better?
… Actually, most last bosses weren’t humanoids in the first place, maybe I should learn a spell to change my form to a monstrous one? That’d be nice, being able to make a beastly howl would be awesome.
Wait, wait, I should calm down and think about it seriously.
I need a weapon that doesn’t knock enemies down with skill or technique, but with brute force and weight. In that case a large weapon is nice, like a hammer or a… Great sword?
I moved my finger through the DP catalogue with this idea in mind.
Since it is still a sword, I will be benefited by the ‘swordsmanship’ skill, and this weapon will have more weight than the sword or steel bar I used so far.
And most importantly, it’s cool.
Being cool is important because it will increase my motivation. Training is boring, if there isn’t something to make it exciting, I’ll be unable to do it for a long time. This is why it’s important, I’m not just a kid that wants to show off.
“Nice, there it is.” I touched the catalogue and bought a Great Sword.
This was the cheapest one within the list because they were all too expensive.
“I thought you had finally decided to stop playing games, but did you just buy another weapon?”
At that moment, Lefy, who had a triumphant look because she was winning an Othello game against Iluna, came to me… She never won when I played against her, but feels proud about winning against a little girl.
“This game will one day make me able to take a scale of your dragon form.” I replied.
“Oh? The scales of this great me are tougher than steel made by the gods, you know? I’ll look forward to your attempt.”
I was a bit frustrated while looking at Lefy’s grin, so I grasped the sword tightly, which is when I noticed… It’s light.
This weapon is still too light, it’s useless. There is still more weight than what the small sword or steel bar had, but I wanted something as heavy as a rock. It would be impossible for me to wield that in my previous life, but it should be easy for me right now.
Besides, the blade is thin.
I wanted a big and wide sword that could strike a wall without getting a dent, but right now it looks closer to a Zweihänder or a Claymore, it would probably get damaged if it hit something like that.
It’s probably because this is a weapon made for humans, so even though it’s heavy, the sword has plenty of mechanisms to lighten it up, even if just a little… But I don’t need that, a heavier sword would be much better.
Perhaps things would be different with a more expensive weapon, but after spending that much DP on ‘Flight’, I prefer not splurging too much. However, it’s pointless with this kind of cheap stuff.
Wait… I remember seeing something while I looked at the catalogue before.
I quickly scrolled through the list and found the skill I wanted, ‘Weapon Creation’.
Its effect explanation says to prepare the material, and activate the skill while imagining the shape of the weapon you want to produce while pouring mana on it.
The final result depends on the quality of the 3 ingredients, it gets easier to make higher quality items as the skill levels up.
If I can’t find a good weapon I’ll just make one myself, I’ll become an all-round creative demon lord!