All-rounder Healer Chapter 20: The Archives and the Mystery of Holy Light
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“Thank you for your patience. The total will be four silver coins and one copper coin. Is there anything else?” (Receptionist)
Immediately after learning the spell, I returned from the dungeon and am now cashing in the spoils in the guild.
I put out all the magic stones, knives, and other things I got in the dungeon, except for the grimoire…
Well, the amount is less than I expected.
“Can you tell me the breakdown?” (Rook)
“Yes, 31 F-rank magic stones for one copper coin, one E-rank magic stone for five copper coins, one goblin knife for five copper coins. The goblin’s knife is worth five copper coins.” (Receptionist)
So that is it. Huh…
“Well, is it possible for a low-rank party to make a living at this purchase price?” (Rook)
To my question, she looked at me and said, “I see.”
“The beginner’s dungeon is a popular dungeon because each player can get a good item only once after clearing it. The amount of monsters in the dungeon is small, and once a party has cleared the dungeon, they do not need to dive anymore. However, for solo low-rank adventurers, I recommend it because you do not have to deal with multiple monsters, so you can earn money steadily.” (Receptionist)
That is it. It is true that it is hard to make money when in a party, but it is safe when making money solo.
“Thank you. I understand. I am fine with the purchase price. In addition, I would like to receive a request to collect herbs. Do you have any samples of the medicinal herbs?” (Rook)
“Yes. Then, please confirm that there are four silver coins and one copper coin. The samples are in the archives room on the second floor.” (Receptionist)
I listened attentively, but when I heard the word “Archive Room,” I could not help but say, “What?”
“You have a library?” (Rook)
“Yes, we do.” (Receptionist)
“Is the archive room similar to a library that has books about monster information and magic?” (Rook)
“Yes, it could be classified as a library, though it is not popular with adventurers.” (Receptionist)
The receptionist laughs with a smile.
I made a mistake. When I first came to the guild, I was offered a piece of wood instead of a piece of paper, so I assumed that paper was precious in this world and that books for gaining knowledge did not exist in the lives of ordinary people.
I thanked the receptionist, received my money and card, and went upstairs to the guild.
When I reached the second floor of the guild, there was a corridor with a number of rooms lined up on the left side of the corridor, but they were all meeting rooms or conference rooms, and the important archives room was at the end of the corridor.
I knocked on the door and said, “Excuse me,” before entering the room.
I cannot seem to break my Japanese habit.
The size of the archives room was about 10 tatami mats. It was smaller than I had expected, but considering the value of paper in this world, I guess that was to be expected.
Inside the room, there were several bookshelves lined up with books and wooden boards.
I see. Therefore, they are leaving information not only in the books but also on the wooden boards. That makes sense.
A young man was working at the counter near the entrance, so I asked him.
“Excuse me. Can I freely look at the materials here?” (Rook)
Then the nervous-looking man who was working raised his face and answered.
“Yes, you may. However, please take care of the materials and don’t take them out.” (Archivist)
I answered, “Okay,” and went through the shelves in order, starting with the one closest to me.
For now, the most important things I want are information about magic and about races. The other thing I want is information on the geography, politics, and situation of this world and its neighbors.
I was actually planning to gather information one by one at the tavern, and collect them little by little, but this really helped.
I just skimmed through the materials about plants and monsters and moved on. Apparently, most of the wooden boards seem to be plant and monster materials.
At first, I would have ended up in this library looking for plant examples. Now I have more important things to do. I will do this later.
Then I saw…
“There it is…” (Rook)
“Introduction to Elementary Magic.”
I glanced out the window. The sun’s rays are turning orange, illuminating the view outside that I can see through the window.
I guess this is the only book I will be working on today.
I grab the Introduction to Elementary Magic, sit down in the chair by the window, and open the book.
I flipped through the pages, reading as I went.
In the end, I managed to finish the book before sunset and decided to leave the library for the day.
I exhaled my exhaustion of the day.
I managed to make it back to my room at the inn while there was still daylight.
Introduction to Elementary Magic. In the meantime, I would like to say that I was able to find out what I wanted to know, and that the mystery deepened.
According to the book, there are six types of magic in this world: fire magic, water magic, wind magic, earth magic, light magic, and dark magic. It seems. In the past, there was a theory that there were also attributes such as lightning magic and explosive magic, but the view that these were composite magic with multiple attributes was upheld, and now these six attributes are the established theory.
Moreover, there are some exceptions that do not fit into that classification. The spirit magic used by elves is an example.
…… There is a lot more information in the introduction to elementary magic.
About chant-less spells. How to determine aptitude attributes of a grimoire. And all that.
And a list of the main six attribute magic. What is on this list … No, what is not on this list was a little tricky.
“[Holy Light]… It wasn’t listed here.” (Rook)
Of course, the magic on the list may not have everything, but my [Intuition] says, “This is bad.”
“It seems that [Holy Light] is included in the six attributes of magic… That is what I feel.” (Rook)
As for the color of the grimoire, the six-attribute magic was dark green, but the [Holy Light] grimoire was blue. It also seems to be different from spirit magic.
A story that can be considered an answer was mentioned near the end of the Introduction to Elementary Magic.
A long time ago, the magic used by heroes and saints, or angels and demons who descended to the earth, crushed mountains, resurrected the dead, and instantly moved across space, and other god-like magic. No one could use it other than those individuals.
Although it is recorded. However, it was also written that this magic was frowned upon.
My current race is Quarter Angel, so it is not surprising that I have an aptitude for the magic that angels have said to have used.
“Hmm. I have a very bad feeling.” (Rook)
Perhaps the spell of [Holy Light] is rare. On the other hand, its existence is a tightly kept secret.
“It is still too early to come to a conclusion with this much information, but it seems that I would stand out when if I use it…” (Rook)
I do not like this, no, no…
However, if it is such a great spell, it is a mystery why it is easy to get in a beginner dungeon…
As I was thinking about it, I heard a voice telling me that the dinner was ready.
“Well, no matter how much I think about it, I do not know what I cannot understand.” (Rook)
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