All-rounder Healer Chapter 222: The True Holy Water
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Then I decided to look for zombies again and try to find another way to defeat them.
I started with [Turn Undead].
I know that this magic is for use against the undead, but I have never been able to use it since I found it in the Golden Dragon’s Nest.
I quickly unleash [Turn Undead] against the zombies I found, hiding in the bushes.
“O sacred Light, bring the wandering souls to God, [Turn Undead]!” (Rook)
A ring of light appeared around the zombie’s body, and as the zombie noticed something was wrong, it shuddered like it was struggling, and then the ring of light disappeared as if it disappeared into the wind, and the zombie collapsed.
I approached the zombie and checked it.
The zombie had no external injuries, and its clothes were undisturbed. …This is a perfect crime!
…Well, I’m going to put some injuries on it now.
I take out my knife, stick it into the zombie’s chest, and take out the magic stone.
The ability to defeat the undead this quickly, at a snap, the undead can be evaluated highly. However…
“Hmm, not yet there…” (Rook)
The magic power is reduced by about 15%. This is about the same amount of consumption as purification. It’s really not very cost-effective. If this is the case, it would be better to defeat it with [Light Ball].
The next zombie I spotted wandering through the forest, I quickly approached it and fired a magic spell.
“To the impure, may your soul rest in peace, [Purification]!” (Rook)
The zombie noticed me and was about to attack when it was enveloped in a rainbow-colored aura and fell to the ground, white smoke billowing from its entire body.
After the zombie stopped moving, I approached it and observed it.
The rotting flesh and skin of the fallen zombie was halfway gone by the [Purification] process, and some of its bones were visible.
In the case of [Turn Undead] on the zombie, there is no evidence of the crime, but in the case of a purified zombie, the whole body has been severely changed, and the murder scene seems to have been more obvious.
I examine the zombie’s clothes and search the pockets of his pants.
I’d like to check to see if items or other things change again when the undead are killed by [Purification]…
“Ah, that’s right.” (Rook)
I remembered the moment my hand touched the object in the zombie’s pants pocket.
I pull it out of its pocket.
“A copper coin?” (Rook)
Yes, some monsters here in the dungeon sometimes have money.
I’m sure I read about it in the Adventurer’s Guild’s reference room, but I had forgotten about it.
I flicked a copper coin with my thumb and caught it.
However, I expect that even if I kill the undead in this dungeon by purification, there will probably be no change except that the dark magic crystal will change to light magic crystal.
When a monster with Dark Magic Crystal is defeated by [Purification], the attribute of the Magic Crystal is reversed and changes to light. I confirmed this in the outside world, but no change occurred when I applied purification to the Dark Magic Crystal or [Chaos Fire] grimoire I had on hand.
So, with the exception of Magic Crystals, it must be a special rule only for so-called Labyrinth-type Dungeons that items dropped by monsters change when enemies are defeated by [Purification].
The skeletons and ghosts that I defeated when I got the grimoire in the dungeon in Elem did not actually have the book, and the Orc that dropped the “Rice Paddle” did not have the Rice Paddle either. In other words, the drop items in that dungeon are not “items that remain on the spot are part of the items possessed by the defeated monster,” but rather “items related to the defeated monster that appeared on the spot,” and there is a rule that “the items that appear depend on how the monster was defeated”. I wonder if that’s it.
In short, Labyrinth-type Dungeons are too special and make no sense in many ways! I’m not sure what the system is.
Now, let’s get back on track and continue the verification.
Next, I would like to check the holy water attack. This is something you often see in video games.
Take a little holy water in your hand and splash it at the zombie.
The zombie writhes a little as white smoke rises from the area where the holy water was splashed, but it is far from fatal. The zombie is still coming toward me.
I see, so this is how powerful holy water is. …Well, it seems that this is Incomplete Holy Water, so even something like this is good enough.
Feeling a little disappointed, I wondered which test I should do next… and then Shion came out of my hood, climbed onto my shoulder, and howled.
Then a rainbow-colored mass of water the size of a softball appears at the tip of Shion’s nose.
[Holy water with a purifying effect.]
Mystery Appraisal suddenly reacts and lets out a strange voice.
The holy water that Shion produced flew toward the zombie, and it burst over the zombie’s head.
The zombie, covered from the head with the holy water, was in agony, white smoke billowing from its entire body, and eventually collapsed to the ground.
Then, a vortex of light coiled around Shion and was absorbed into his body. It was the Goddess’ Blessing.
I poke the zombie with the tip of the Mithril Alloy Cudgel.
“I-it’s dead!” (Rook)
Thinking calmly, the zombie is dead from the start.
No, it’s… Already! This is too much information!
“Shion! When did you learn that mysterious magic! I don’t know what it is, but great job! And congratulations on your Goddess’ Blessing!” (Rook)
“Kyu, kyun!” (Shion)
Shion proudly raised his nose.
I thought this was magic instinctively, but is it really magic? I’ve never had Shion read a grimoire before… No, it seems that there are races that use magic even among monsters, but I can’t really think of monsters reading grimoires. Especially when it comes to beast-type monsters…
Oops, now there is a more important issue.
I’m going to take out a jar from my backpack.
“Shion, the water from earlier… can you put the holy water here?” (Rook)
Then a rainbow-colored ball of water appeared in front of Shion’s face again and fell into the jar.
[Holy water with a purifying effect.]
“I guess it’s really holy water…” (Rook)
Could he have produced holy water because he was a Holy Beast? What is the difference between this holy water and the holy water he created?
“Shion, could it be that you can use other magic?” (Rook)
Shion tilted his head and created another mass of holy water.
I see. It seems that this is the only magic he can use.
I asked him to put the holy water in another jar, I threw away the cheap wine from the canteen, cleaned the canteen by [Purification], and then refilled it with holy water. Then, I carefully take a sip of the holy water.
“Hmm! It’s delicious!” (Rook)
The water tastes just fine. I can drink it without any problem. Maybe I can drink holy water instead of wine from now on. It’s holy water, so it can’t be bad for me. No, maybe if I drink holy water all the time, my pee will also emit a rainbow-colored aura, and this is the real holy… Oops, anymore of that would get me in trouble with the broadcasting committee.
Well, it would be troublesome if other people could see it. Basically, I’ll use thin wine as usual.
And Shion received his first Goddess’s Blessing. Until recently, Shion had just been born, so I didn’t think about it, but now that it’s like this, it might be better to level up Shion.
Probably only the undead can receive this much damage from holy water. In that case, I think this area where zombies can be defeated with holy water appear is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Shion. Zombies can’t really make counterattacks and are safe. If I miss this place, there may be no next time.
As for me, I used to be able to hunt D-rank Skeletons and Orcs solo in the dungeon in Elem, and I didn’t feel the attraction of this area where only E-rank Zombies appeared. So, I was planning to leave as soon as I finished my research, but things would be different now.
“Alright! This floor will be for raising Shion’s level!” (Rook)
“We’re going to make Shion stronger.” (Rook)
Then I pulled the magic stone out of the zombie and started looking for the next zombie.
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