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“Dark crystal is a crystal that was originally clear but has been dyed black.” (Borok)
“I see. So, what can this be used for?” (Rook)
In response to my question, Mr. Borok held up a finger and replied, “These crystals are can channel magic power easily.” (Rook)
Well, I don’t think it’s a detailed answer…
“So, you’re saying that …… magic passes through easily?” (Rook)
“That’s right.” (Borok)
“……aside from that?” (Rook)
“That’s all there is.” (Borok)
Hmm… what does that mean?
“It is harder than iron but more brittle and harder to work with. That’s why it’s not very useful. But I think there is still a lot of potential in this Dark Crystal.” (Borok)
Mr. Borok took out a knife about 30 centimeters in length from the bag and pulled it out of its sheath with his eyes full of intensity. It was a single-edged knife with a black translucent blade that shone mysteriously under the light of [Light Source].
“This is the best knife I’ve ever made with the dark crystal, and it’s very sharp, but it’s useless because it breaks as soon as it hits something hard. But—” (Borok)
When Mr. Borok squeezed his hand holding the knife, the blade seemed to shine faintly.
With a shout, Mr. Borok swung the black knife down on the small dark crystal on the table. A shattering noise echoes in the room, the small Dark Crystal is cut, and the black knife pierces the table halfway through.
“…Maybe I made a mistake in adjusting the strength… Anyway, the crystal becomes stronger if you channel magic power!” (Borok)
While saying that, Mr. Borok carefully pulled out the black knife from the table.
“For some reason, dark crystals only grow in places with Death Dust, but I’ve already taken all the Dark Crystals I can get my hands on. If you have any Dark Crystals, will you give them to me?” (Borok)
I went back to the room I was renting, put Shion who I was holding, down on the desk, and I also sat down on a chair.
Resting my body on the backrest, I looked up at the ceiling, I will summarize the information I heard from Mr. Borok.
First of all, it seems that the dark crystal grows in places with Death Dust. This surprised me a little. As far as I know, crystals don’t just grow out of the ground like bamboo shoots. In other words, although this Dark Crystal is called a crystal, it may not be the same as the crystals I know.
And about the crystal. Crystals are hard but brittle and vulnerable to impact. However, this crystal is a good medium for magic power, and it becomes stronger when magic power is channeled through it. In other words, if you can channel magic power through it, there is a possibility that it can be used as a weapon.
“Hmm, I’m not sure?” (Rook)
I borrowed the black knife from Mr. Borok and tried it for a while, but even if I used magical power, it wasn’t extremely sharp. I think it’s really just a simple matter of getting more durable. In other words, there is no other advantage and not much disadvantage. I’m sure mithril would be a better material if not for the price.
“Ah, but if I let my magic power flow, wouldn’t it work for ghosts too?” (Rook)
I remembered that the ghosts and undead monsters that I had fought in the dungeon of Elem before could only be attacked with magic or a weapon that had magic power in it.
“Well, maybe…” (Rook)
It’s a weapon with magical power in it, and this is simply passing magic power through it. If just passing magic power through a weapon is effective against ghosts, there must have been other people doing it. No, but if it’s a Dark Crystal, it may have an attribute that is attached to it, probably Darkness attribute, but Mr. Borok also said that the difference between Crystals and Dark Crystal is still under research.
“Ah! I’m getting more and more confused!” (Rook)
I don’t understand anything anymore. There is too little information in the first place.
There are barely any books available in this world, but they are few in number and variety. There are very few ways to find out about something specific. Maybe someone in this world has already done research on the Dark Crystal, but there is no way for the general public to know about it. So, I have no choice but to do my own research as Mr. Borok did.
“Hah… *cough**cough*! Ugh? *cough*!” (Rook)
I coughed up something that suddenly came up from the back of my throat, and I pressed my hand to my mouth as I coughed some more.
Then, when I took my hand away from my mouth, I found clotted blood smeared on my palm.
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