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I proceeded to avoid these adventurers.
At that time, I glanced at them from the side and saw that they were cutting the grass on the ground with something like a sickle. From their appearance, they seemed to be low-rank adventurers. Cutting the grass in the forest must be their source of income.
As I continued walking through the forest for a while, the undergrowth gradually began to increase and we entered an area that was not well maintained.
While checking my surroundings with Magi Location, I put my backpack and walking staff on the ground.
Standing in front of a randomly selected tree about 10 cm thick, I gripped the Dark Crystal Short Sword at my waist several times to familiarize my hand with it, then pulled it out and slowly poured magic power into it while staring intently at the shiny black 30 cm double-edged blade.
“Hmm, what kind of thing is this?”
I had touched Borok-san’s Dark Crystal blade before, but at that time I was afraid that I might break it if I let too much magic flow into it, so I couldn’t let the magic flow into it freely. This is my own knife, and I would like to try various things with it, but I don’t know how much or how little to use, so I have to be very careful. The Dark Crystal Short Sword gradually took on a reddish-purple hue as I slowly poured the magic into it.
This is the glow of magic power. From what I heard, it should be invisible to most people. Perhaps this talent was awakened by taking on the [Sixth Sense] ability, but I’m not really sure. Maybe it’s a more complex factor, but there’s no way to verify that.
I hold the Dark Crystal Short Sword with both hands in front of my eyes, and instantly take a step forward and slash the tree trunk in front of me in a straight line from side to side.
With a sharp woosh, the Dark Crystal Short Sword swung through the air, and the two-meter-long piece of wood fell down with a crash.
I hurriedly avoided it and checked the Dark Crystal Short Sword in my hand.
“Is the blade chipped or warped…?”
It seems that cutting a tree about 10 cm thick is not a problem, especially if that much magic power is channeled through it. As for the amount of magic power used, I don’t think it is that much. However, if this amount of magic power is consumed for each strike, it may be difficult for those who do not have a lot of magic power, and the risk of using it may be great.
Next, let’s look at the cross-section of the cut tree.
The cross-section of the wood looks like it was cut with a sharp blade… and although it was cut with a sharp blade, it had a beautiful cross-section. From the feel of the blade, it felt like a really sharp cut rather than a tearing slash, so I think the sharpness is great.
The cut is very sharp, but it’s certainly not delicate.
And I tried to do the same sword technique as I had unconsciously learned earlier, but since the movements of a sword and a katana are probably different, I don’t feel like I’m doing the right move. It’s not a technique that should be done with a 30-centimeter blade. But it was the only sword technique I could do, so I had no choice.
Then I swung again and again as if to check the sword’s line.
I swing it up to the top and then swing it down to check the trajectory.
Then I raise the blade again and swing it down in a diagonal motion.
Each time I swing down, the air whooshes and vibrates with a pleasant sound.
Perhaps it is because I have more strength than when I was in Japan, but I feel that the sharpness of my sword muscles has improved.
“I guess my muscles are getting stronger.”
When I was in Japan, I would not have been able to cut through a 10-centimeter piece of fresh wood with a short sword.
Suddenly it occurred to me to put the Dark Crystal short sword back in its sheath and stand in front of the tree, which was about 40 cm thick.
Then, I drew back my right leg, took a ready stance, and, with my back bent down, delivered a right-handed straight thrust into the tree trunk.
At the moment of impact, the tree’s bark ruptured with a cracking sound, the trunk shook like a spring, and the leaves rustled as if there had been an earthquake.
Leaves fluttered from the heavens.
I knew my muscular strength had increased tremendously. I think I have the power of a professional athlete in a competitive event.
Or maybe even more.
But where does this kind of power come from, when my physique has hardly changed at all?It’s a mystery to me, in spite of myself.
I think the Goddess’ Blessing is wonderful, and at the same time, I feel a little scared.
Shaking the thought off, I once again pull out the Dark Crystal Short Sword and put in some magic power.
The magic power began flowing as I increase the magic power little by little while adjusting, and when I pour more magic power than when I cut the tree earlier, the magic power gradually stops flowing.
It seems that this is the limit of how much magic power can be poured.
When I observed the Dark Crystal Short Sword, which contains reddish-purple magic power, it seemed that a thin stream of magic power was flowing out of the blade.
In other words, the Dark Crystal does not have a function to store magic power like a rechargeable battery, and since magic power flows out of the dagger little by little on its own, it seems that it is necessary to keep replenishing that amount of magic power.
Next, I pointed the tip of the Dark Crystal Short Sword held in my right hand at an appropriate tree and cast an appropriate spell.
“Light, illuminate my way, [Light Source].”
The moment the magical power rushing through my body gathered in my right hand and reached the Dark Crystal Short Sword in my hand, the magic was disrupted by some noise, and the magic that had managed to flow appeared as a small ball of light about one centimeter from the tip of the dagger.
“Wow… this may be much more different than I imagined.”
I had heard that attribute crystals are compatible with the magic of that attribute but incompatible attributes, limit the attributes that can be used, and so this doesn’t allow me to use light magic properly.
I extinguish the small ball of light and use the same magic again.
“Light, illuminate my way, [Light Source].”
This time, instead of the Dark Crystal Short Sword in my right hand, I brought it out from my left hand, which was not holding anything.
Although I had to be conscious of the flow of magic power, which was different from what I normally do, this time the normal ball of [Light Source] appeared easily in front of my palm.
Yes, I see. If I don’t let it flow through the Dark Crystal Short Sword, I can use it normally. Let’s try Sacred Magic next.
“Sacred Flame, bringer of silence [Holy Fire].”
The magic in my body flows into my right hand, and the moment it comes in contact with the Dark Crystal short sword, it disappears in a turbulent, fizzling fashion, and the barely remaining magic becomes a small white fireball at the tip of the short sword.
“Isn’t it even sacred magic?”
If it’s Sacred Magic, maybe the mysterious power will help? I had a little hope that this would be the case, but it wasn’t. The result was the same as the other magic. If this were magic of the Dark attribute, it would be easier to use than usual because the magic power would pass through it more easily. But I can’t use Dark magic, or rather, I think it is the most incompatible with me, so I don’t know if the day will come when I can use it, and I may not be able to confirm it.
However, this Dark Crystal Short Sword channels my magic power but ‘repels the magic power when I try to use Light Magic’…
So, does that mean that when I invoke magic, that magic power is converted into an attribute within my body?
Or is it already existing as magic in my body?
No, but the flame of Holy Fire should not be a flame in my body, this is difficult.
I feel like I need to gather some more new information to understand this aspect.
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