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I went to the Adventurer’s Guild, sold the magic stones, and went into the reference room to copy the map of the 11th to 20th floors.
The first five floors I’ve been through so far are F-rank monsters. From the sixth to the tenth floor, there were E-rank monsters, and now from the eleventh to the twentieth floor, there will be D-rank monsters.
The only D-ranked monster I’ve ever fought is El Sheep and based on that feeling, I’m thinking that my current suitable rank is around there. So for the time being, I’m going to continue to go through the 11th to 20th floors to find a suitable floor for leveling up.
“I like the Desert Cow comes out at the 11th floor and the Orc comes out at the 12th floor. The Skeleton appears on the 16th floor and the Ghost appears on the 19th floor… what are these?”
Is it an undead type…?
It’s a familiar monster in video games, but when you’re told it’s going to appear in real life like this, you have to brace yourself…
I’m getting a little nervous, so I’m going to look up the monsters here.
“Well … The skeleton is a skeletal monster that can be defeated by crushing or removing the magic stone from its chest. Other than that, you can also defeat it by destroying its body continuously over a certain period of time…?”
Hmmm, I see … Pulling out the magic stone means sticking your hand into the skeleton’s chest and pulling it out during battle, right? That’s a little difficult, isn’t it? If so, I would have to break the magic stone with a spear, but it seems difficult to aim at the magic stone with a pointed weapon, and if I do that, I will not get the magic stone that is a valuable source of income. but I think it’s a good idea.
Is it the correct answer to smash it from the head with a blunt weapon or something?
Well, I have no choice but to try it on the spot.
“Next is a ghost… I don’t really want to fight because of the name … Well, ghosts have translucent bodies and float around. Physical attacks are useless. It can only be attacked with magic or magical weapons. It’s weak against Light Magic.”
I have a feeling that this is a difficult monster to fight. The fact that it can only be attacked by magic seems to be a problem.
In this world, there is an aptitude for magic for each attribute, but even if you don’t have an aptitude for magic if you raise your level – the Goddess’ Blessing – anyone can use magic. And even those who have the aptitude need to raise their level to learn higher-ranked magic.
Considering this together with the knowledge I gained from that white space, there are six levels of aptitude for magic, from zero to five, and the higher the aptitude, the less level you would need to learn magic, I think.
In this world, when a child is old enough to be able to speak, the family that can afford it will prepare all six types of grimoires for life magic, which is said to be the easiest to learn and let the child touch them to determine whether or not he or she has an aptitude for magic. This is called the Life Magic Aptitude Determination Method.
If the child is able to learn any kind of life magic at that point, it means that he or she has a very high aptitude for that attribute, but it is said that aptitude rarely manifests itself in childhood. So they usually check it again and again after a reasonable period of time.
However, even if you have an aptitude for magic, it doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a future as a magician. Even if you have a high aptitude for magic, there are some people who don’t have the ability to cast spells, and there are others who can’t cast spells as often.
If we combine this with the knowledge I gained from the white space, I can predict that the lack of power is a problem of low INT, and the low number of times you can use magic is a problem of low magic power capacity.
According to what Dan told me. Usually, the [Fire Seed] Life Magic is supposed to produce a small fireball. If someone who doesn’t have a lot of magic power uses it, only small sparks will appear.
So even with ball-type magic, which is said to be the easiest attack magic, the number of people who can use it properly is quite limited.
Now, let’s get back to the topic at hand.
The number of people who can use magic, especially attack magic, at a practical level is that small. And weapons with magical effects are not something that an adventurer in the D-rank range can afford.
In other words, this ghost monster should be quite troublesome for ordinary adventurers.
“…Speaking of which, some people in the tavern were saying something about it being the next after orcs… Is it still shunned by adventurers?”
Hmm… If you think calmly… No, if you can avoid it and not think about it, you would want to avoid it.
I can use the magic [Light Ball] for the time being, but I feel that it is difficult to use it in a dungeon where it is pitch black and only the area within the range of [Light Source] can be seen. Anyway, if I have friends it would be easier, but I am a soloist… That’s why I’ve been defeating monsters with just my spear.
Well, I will go check it out, and then maybe.
With a touch of unease, I left the guild, found lodging in a nearby back alley around the dungeon, and soon fell asleep for the day.
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