Never Die Extra - Chapter 291
Evan D. Sherden, Makes an Infant Class (5)
When he found the aptitude of two girls and miraculously managed to create a new training method, Evan completed his role beyond necessary.
However, it didn’t mean that there were no problems left. The issue was the magic contained in Eir’s body.
‘It would be best if Eir could use a deft mix of light and dark.’
However, if that were possible, Queen Rose, a magic specialist, would have taught Eir how to do it herself. Evan had to approach it in a different direction.
“Is that why you came to see me, Master Evan?”
“You’re the only one that comes to mind when I think of magic, Ctheasil.”
Later in the day, Evan was accompanied by Belois to visit Ctheasil.
The little girls were probably still swinging their blunt weapons and pistols at the Astray Headquarters training grounds.
“I’ve met that little kid. Isn’t that Bernard’s daughter?”
“You already knew it. It could be fast to talk. …will it be possible?”
He already had something in mind as a way to solve Eir’s problem. Perhaps Bernard thought about it from the beginning and left Eir with Evan.
“You mean the Devil Rune. A topic that will haunt me for the rest of my life… If Master is trying to provoke my guilt, you’re too mean. But that part is also attractive.”
“I already appealed it.”
The Devil Rune was created by dark magic.
The development of it alone immediately strengthened some of the demon race, and the Four Heavenly King, who had appeared with the Devil Rune in the past, displayed terrible dignity.
“If there are problems dealing with light and dark simultaneously, I thought we could tie the dark magic up in the form of a Devil Rune. That would solve the problem of mixing energy.”
“Tie all the dark magic together with a Devil Rune and separate them… Yes, I’ve been thinking about her since I first saw her. The Devil Rune’s instability could also be solved to some extent if she had enough light magic.”
Since Eir was born with light and dark attributes together, Ctheasil was sure that she would be able to control it with a perfectly refined Devil Rune, unlike the demons who could only deluge the Devil Rune at the decisive moment.
Nevertheless, the reason why Ctheasil did not speak of it herself until Evan came was probably because the word Devil Rune was being tabooed.
Whatever her intentions were, the Devil Rune she created caused a lot of trouble. If she saw Eir and thought about studying Devil Runes again, she wouldn’t receive good comments.
“It’s a good thing this time, so don’t worry too much. Every power depends on its use.”
Evan, who read out the vague uneasiness of Ctheasil, patted his boots and winked at her. Ctheasil nodded, a blush staining her cheeks.
“Master Evan is generous and wise. Master would succeed if it were courtship. I’ll leave my room window open tonight…”
Belois, who couldn’t stand this, spoke in a firm tone, getting angry. Ctheasil, who had forgotten Belois’ existence until now, pouted her lips and gently gave up.
“Did you already get Bernard’s approval?”
“Yes, it’s not just Grandpa Bernard. Even Eir’s mother, Iloin, seemed to be upset that she couldn’t handle the spirits because of her magic.”
“… I don’t think I can solve that problem. If you fix it in the form of a Devil Rune, it doesn’t mean the dark attribute will disappear.”
“Oh, is it difficult?”
The situation was not that easy. Evan, who vaguely thought, ‘If we could classify the light and dark attributes separately, we could deal with the spirits!’ was a little embarrassed. No, beyond that.
“Ctheasil was trying to plant that awful energy in people.”
“Oh! My heart is throbbing when I listen to Master Evan…!”
“No, it’s called guilt.”
“Maybe it’s an arrhythmia.”
Evan and Belois looked at Ctheasil with stern expressions. Even such a regrettable woman could not be abandoned because she was much better than Evan in the Devil Rune’s research.
“Phew, let’s put out the urgent fire first. Let’s say we’ll solve the spirit problem later. Think of a way to drive all the dark magic in Eir’s body into the Devil Rune.”
“It’s not difficult in itself. However, the problem is to find the ‘right’ Rune for the kid. Like in the same way each of us witches have a different Rune.”
“So I ask you to do that. I have to go outside for a while.”
“Oh, it wasn’t a joint study…? I can’t help it, but if we can safely solve this problem, maybe we could go on a date at night at least one time… I’m sorry.”
Ctheasil, who didn’t want to be burned to death, quietly conceded defeat and decided to step down. It was really hard to understand how a witch who had not yet gained the Rune had such terrible power.
“Why are you making such useless provocations? I heard you don’t get along with Default.”
“No, it’s all because of Default. I was so frustrated with the ethics of that innocent guy…”
“That’s normal. I hope you get normal ethics back as soon as possible, Ctheasil.”
Evan sighed as he left Ctheasil’s lab with half the results. Iloin would be very sad if she couldn’t handle the spirits…
“Master, why don’t you ask someone else’s opinion about the spirits?”
Then Belois suggested something. Evan replied with a shrug as if he had expected it.
“Are you talking about Miroel?”
“Yes. She might have a solution as she is a High Elf.”
“Well, she would have known the problem of Eir if she had lived with grandfather and his wife in the ancient forest. If she had known the solution, she wouldn’t have let it go until now…”
“But things are very different then and now. We could use a Devil Rune to curb magic, and there could be some other things that depend on Eir’s aptitude.”
“The aptitude… Yes, there’s nothing to lose by asking.”
She wasn’t wrong. Evan quickly returned to headquarters, nodding in agreement with her words. There was no need to wander about looking for Miroel. She was gazing at the back of the small High Elf, who was training the double-pistol with the other members.
Evan approached her cautiously.
“Miroel, I’d like to talk to you about Eir.”
“I heard from Bernard and Iloin, so I know about it. But there’s not much I can do with the dark magic that flows through her body.”
“If you were to push the dark magic somewhere else, would Eir be able to handle the spirits?”
For Miroel, who responded that she had never thought of it, Evan showed his boots and gave her a brief description of the Devil Rune.
He also talked about the fact that although the Rune was now engraved on his boots, it was originally engraved on the human body and that, likely, Eir would successfully accept the Devil Rune if she had the dark attribute.
“Well, it depends on whether the energy is cut off or not, but summoning the spirits itself may be possible.”
“But even if you were to summon the spirits like that, it’s a mystery whether the spirits will follow the magic owner.”
Then should he give up solving the problem of controlling the spirits? Evan expressed a profound apology to Iloin.
He was confident that she would be strong with both spirits and the Devil Rune.
However, she carefully grabbed Evan. She thought Evan was finished talking.
“She can’t handle the spirits herself, but it may be possible for her to use the power of the spirits.”
“Is that a Zen riddle?”
“No, I mean there’s a way to summon the spirits and use only their power without having to use the spirits directly.”
As soon as he heard it, Evan recalled a scene of the Yo-ma Great War Zero. There was a scene in the work in which Miroel had attacked and defeated the enemy by uniting the spirit itself with an energy bomb when the spirit lost all its power and was about to be recalled.
“You know that, too.”
Miroel smiled. It was a scene that had appeared only once in the game and was not registered as a formal skill, so he was proud of himself for coming up with the ability’s name.
“No, I just heard it from somewhere…”
“Huh, I see. But you don’t know the details.”
Miroel was still smiling. Belois, who now felt pure kindness and affection from her, clicked her tongue. She was annoyed that this incomprehensible deep emotion was directed at Evan.
“That’s right… The Elemental Charge is a kind of emergency tool used when communication with spirits is difficult, when the spirits themselves are in an emergency, and when they want to create a fast and powerful impact at the risk of reversing the spirit.”
“It’s an emergency measure.”
“Yes, it’s like throwing away a spirit. So it’s not a very helpful ability to build up affinity with spirits…”
Eir, who has dark magic, would not be able to build a friendly relationship with the spirits. Evan nodded, and Miroel followed.
“Fortunately, the ability to take the Elemental Charge and the means of that gun seem quite compatible. It looks like a bullet can hold the energy created by the Elemental charge.”
The Elemental Charge could be fired at the enemy immediately after they were created, but they were also a kind of incident skill that gave the energy created by the skill to something else!
‘A bullet with spiritual power. So it’s going to be the spiritual bullet? Once you get used to it, you can invest light magic in advance, and you don’t have to worry about the spirit’s reaction…’
“That’s a good idea.”
Evan, who liked the idea, blinked his eyes and then nodded.
“Can you tell Eir about the Elemental Charge?”
“Of course, but you have to know that the Devil Rune must be completed first before you can summon the spirits.”
“Then I’ll have to work on this only after I’ve made the Devil Rune.”
Evan, who completed Eir’s growth tree in an instant, looked proud. This was because he felt the possibility of endless growth in Eir’s future, which had been united only by secret and powerful factors.
The Devil Rune, the double-pistol, and the Elemental Charge.
“… hmm, this makes our Liz relatively less aggressive.”
“Do you still think so, right after seeing that?”
At the training ground, a little girl, who had spent only four hours dealing with weapons, held two Morning Stars, rotating around her feet in place, creating a small tornado.
She was very strong. Yes, if that was Elizabeth’s strength, then Evan should help maximize it!
“… all right, I’ll have to summon a lot of slimes in the right place so she can catch it while I’m traveling.”
Evan thus exceeded the task of educating the two children entrusted to him. It could not have been fortunate that the children’s parents did not know the training’s details and performance.