83. Inspection Time!
Note: The author changed some names for skills, etc.
I decided to use a day to check over all my stats and stuff.
Naturally, the first thing to check would therefore be my status page so I could make note of any changes. Magic stone points aside, that is…
Race: Intelligent Weapon
Magical Conductivity: A+
High Speed Self-Repair
Self Evolution 〈Rank 11 | Magic Stones: 2361/6600 | Memory: 100 | Evolution Points Remaining: 18〉
Self Modification (Superiorized)
Lesser Telekinetic Amplification
Lesser Attack Increase
Space/Time Magic: Lv 7
Intermediate Status Increase (Wielder)
Lesser Recovery Increase (Wielder)
Eye of Empyrea
Lesser MP Increase
Knowledge of Magic Beasts
Intermediate Memory Boost
Principal of Falsehood: Lv 5
Way of the Sword SP
Skill Taker SP
Doppelganger Synthesis SP
I was thinking of checking Appraisal, Transform, Space/Time Magic, Eye of Emyprea, Unsealable, Way of the Sword SP, and Doppleganger Synthesis SP in particular since they were all either new or now a much higher level.
Fran and Urushi both leveled up quite a bit, so their stats rose too.
Race: Beastman (Black Cat Tribe)
Job: Magic Warrior
State: Bound to Contract
Status Level: 37/45
Espionage: Lv 3
Court Etiquette: Lv 4
Sword Arts: Lv 3
Way of the Sword: Lv 6
Blink: Lv 4
Cooking: Lv 1
Good at Stripping Others
New: Undead Killer
Black Cat’s Divine Protection
Match for a Thousand
Lord of Dismantling
Recovery Magic User
She who Slaughters
User of Flames
User of Wind
Lord of Cooking
New: Undead Killer
New: Skill Maniac
Black Cat Set (Body Armour, Gloves, Shoes, Earring, Cloak, Belt), Power Bracelet + 1, Sacrificial Bracelet, Skull Necklace
Her level’s gone up by 12, and her stats have risen accordingly. She hasn’t really gained any skills, but her Way of the Sword’s leveled up, and by quite a bit at that. It’s probably because of the fact that I have Way of the Sword SP.
The part that interests me the most is her level. Does the 37/45 mean 45 is her cap? Or will she evolve when she hits 45? If it’s the latter, then she might not be too far away, which is good.
The other thing that really stood out to me was the fact that she got more titles.
Undead Killer: A title bestowed upon one who has slain over 300 undead on a single battlefield.
Effect: Activates the Undead Killer skill.
Skill Maniac: A title bestowed upon one who has obtained over a hundred skills.
Effect: Increases the rate at which skills improve.
Skill Maniac seems pretty decent. I guess it means that Fran will end up growing even more quickly. Wait, does anyone else even have this title? Like holy crap, you need a hundred different skills…
The only new equip she got was the Skull Necklace that Jean gave her. I do have a few accessories like the Bracelet of Protection and Bracelet of Poison Resistance lying around, but, it doesn’t look like you can equip more than a single accessory in the same spot if you want their effects to activate. I guess that means you have four main accessory slots: left wrist, right wrist, neck and fingers. I’m not really sure if accessories are equippable to legs, we should probably find out later or something.
The next thing to do was to check over Urushi’s stats. He used to just be a level 1, but now he’s gained a whole 17 levels. His stats are already higher than Fran’s.
But now that I think about it, he was level 1, and only managed to gain 17, whereas Fran was much higher but still gained 12. I guess he needs more exp per level than her or something.
Race: Darkness Wolf (Demon Wolf, Magic Beast)
Status Level: 18/50
Darkness Resist: Lv 8
Darkness Magic: Lv 2
Sense of Smell: MAX
Espionage: Lv 7
Fang CQC: Lv 5
Fang Arts: Lv 6
Shadow Dwell: MAX
Shadow Travel: Lv 5
Air Jump: Lv 8
Fear: Lv 4
Vigilance: Lv 6
Presence Concealment: Lv 6
Regeneration: Lv 5
Deadly Poison Magic: Lv 1
Blink: Lv 5
Muffle: Lv 6
Spirit Magic: Lv 5
Life Force Detection: Lv 7
Resistance to Mental Abnormalities: Lv 6
Poison Magic: MAX
Echolocation: Lv 7
Roar: Lv 8
Shadow Slip: MAX
Dark Magic: MAX
Great Poison Fang
Automatic HP Recovery
Automatic MP Recovery
Immune to Poison
Kin to the Sword
Kin to the God of Wolves
I could actually see the effects of his unique skills and stuff in more detail now because my appraisal’s level went up.
Prey Absorption: Rarity Level 9. Absorbs a part of the power of anything it consumes. Stats are boosted upon level up to reflect every thing absorbed.
Kin to the Sword: A title bestowed to one summoned by a special sword.
Effect: He who bears this title will be linked to the sword and can communicate with its wielder.
Kin to the God of Wolves: A title bestowed upon to any of the Wolf God’s kin that possess its strength.
Effect: Intimidates other wolves. Is linked to the God of Wolves and can communicate with it.
I get why he has the whole Kin to the Sword thing, but, where did that Kin to the God of Wolves title come from? Actually, thinking about it, my handle has this wolf-like engraving on it, and I did find myself in the Demon Wolf’s Plains when I first gained consciousness. I might have some sort of connection to that Fenrir wolf thingy. Maybe I should go back to the plain and put a bit more effort into investigation.
Alright, that’s done. Next I guess I’ll go back to checking over my skills. I never did go over what the set skills Magic Resist, Accelerated Thought, and Parallel Processing did.
Magic Resist was well… magic resist, but it did have a drawback in that it also resisted healing magic. It’s a set skill though, so we can get rid of it whenever, which is pretty convenient.
Accelerated Thinking seemed like it would be convenient in battles.
Parallel Processing was the most impressive of the bunch. It was a better version of Thought Division that allowed me to think about 4-5 different things at the same time. If I got used to it, I’d probably be able to cast five different spells simultaneously. That said, I’m not that confident about using it since I only just mastered Thought Division. Fran will probably have a really hard time with Parallel Processing though, seeing as how Thought Division on its own is enough to give her headaches.
Alrighty, the next thing to go over would probably be the skills that only I could use.
Appraisal’s pretty obvious. All that really happened was that it got raised from Lv 7 to max. It now shows skill rarities and provides a bit more details in its evaluations.
Transform: Rarity level 6. The user can change the shape of their body. The extent to which one’s size and shape can be changed vary based on the amount of magical power used and the extent of the user’s imagination.
Transform was a bit different than what I was expecting to be. I tried doing what the System Announcer did with the threads and the armour, but I couldn’t really make anything that didn’t end up all deformed. I could only do a few less impressive transformations. For the time being, I was more or less limited to becoming a bigger sword or a longer spear or something. I’ll have to put in a bit of practice to get the skill to do what I want.
Eye of Emyprea was a skill that reinforced all skills that made use of one’s eyes. Unsealable was quite literal and made it so that I couldn’t be sealed.
Space/Time magic was also pretty self explanatory. I’ve already used Dimension Shift, Quick Zone, and Dimension Jump, but that wasn’t all it was limited to. There was also Dimension Sword for offensive purposes and Slow Shield for defensive purposes. The magical discipline had a lot of powerful and fun to use spells.
As for the superior skills…
Skill Taker SP: Rarity level SP. Steals any skill of choice from the opponent with a success rate of 100%.
The number of days that must be elapsed before the skill can be reused is equal to the skill’s rarity level multiplied by the skill’s level. Extra skills are as skills with a rarity level of 20. The skill’s range is 10 meters.
Hell yeah! I can even steal extra skills now! This broadens our horizons a tonne. The only problem is the fact that the cooldown’s increased drastically. If I use it on a max level extra skill, then I won’t be able to use it for a whole 200 days. I’ll have to be more careful when using it. On the plus side, I’m now able to steal skills from the same person multiple times – not that I think there’ll really be any chances to make use of that ability.
The last skill I wanted to look at was Doppelganger Synthesis SP.
Doppleganger Synthesis SP: Rarity level SP. This skill allows one to create multiple copies of their own body through the use of magical energy. The user is able to adjust the duration for which the copies persist. The shorter the duration, the more powerful the copy. Each additional copy halves the abilities of all copies. The amount of time that must be elapsed before this skill can be reused is equal to the number of copies created multiplied by the activation time of each body further multiplied by 24.
It looks like I can create a whole bunch of copies now, but each will be kinda weak if I do. If I create a single body that lasts 10 minutes, all its stats will be above 200. It’ll have all my skills as well, but with each 2 levels lower than normal. In terms of adventurer ranks, I guess I’d say that it ends up somewhere in the C range. Making multiple really doesn’t help because it halves each’s ability… They’re not that great as swords either because my attack and magical conductivity both plummet. It probably worked when the system announcer used it because I was in the latent potential release state, and my base stats were way higher. I figure there’s a chance that unleashing my latent potential made it so that their skill levels didn’t drop either.
Well, I guess all that means is that it’s not something I’ll be using much, especially in battle. It might be a bit useful when for stuff like scouting or acting like a decoy or something though. Oh, and I guess I could use it to pretend to be Fran’s guardian or something as well.
Anddddd that’s it I think. I’m going to need to practice using each and every single one of those skills in order to actually get value out of them. I have to make sure I know when I should and shouldn’t be using them too.
Alrighty, that’s everything checked over. What should I do next? I hope Jean’s done with the Journal.