Translator: Kell | Editor: Ryunakama
The Adventurer I Saved had an Alias
Twelve hours is a long time.
But the amount of exp I’ll get makes waiting worth it. Plus continuously casting the poison spell isn’t hard. It’ll probably be dark out by the time I’m done, but I have my Magical Invisibility so I should be fine.
「Restrain a Raging Ape?! Is that even possible?!」
I glanced at her right shoulder. She was talking like she was fine, but it looked painful.
「That’s an awful injury you got there.」
「This isn’t uncommon when you’re an adventurer.」she answered while taking out some bandages.
I’ll end up spending some MP… but there’s no need to be a tightwad I guess.
I spoke the words and her wound healed. Sages have healing Skills too, but nothing compared to actual Healers. Still, it’s enough to fix a wound like she had.
The pain suddenly vanished and she looked at her shoulder, perplexed, with the bandages still in her hand. Then she felt her shoulder and asked me.
「What did you do?」
「I just used healing magic.」
「You can use both offensive and healing magic? I’ve never heard of such an adventurer before!」
「But I can use both, as you might have seen.」
A normal Wizard can’t use healing magic. Since the Sage is an unknown job class in this world, they assume that if you can use offensive magic, you can’t use healing magic. There’s Self Cure which any class can use so strictly speaking, even a Wizard can use healing magic on himself.
I turned to look at the Raging Ape. This is not the time to be talking about job classes and Skills.
Right after restraining is when the binding is most unstable. I should keep my eye fixed on it for about three minutes and be ready to use magic to weaken it any time.
「As for restraining the Raging Ape… well, it’s just as you see. By the way, I’m using poison magic on it right now. If I just keep this up, it’ll kick the bucket.」
I pointed at the restrained Raging Ape. It could still move a bit of course. It’s impossible to fully restrict the movements of powerful monsters like this one.
But with its speed rendered useless by the Sticky Bomb and unable to fire any long-range attacks with the Shadow Fog in place, it just sat there waiting for its eventual death.
With the mana I have right now, casting Blood Poison and Shadow Fog for the next twelve hours is an easy matter. Actually, I’m not even losing any mana because it gets replenished naturally anyway.
Some monsters gain resistance from abnormal status conditions if used on them continuously, but a Raging Ape has no such thing. Which is why it’s a monster perfect for farming exp; you can kill one simply by weakening it over time.
「You’re talking about solo killing a Raging Ape. That’s impossible!」
「Can’t you see? It is possible. I think even the Flame Spear can do it.」
The strongest solo adventurer in the world, the Flame Spear, should be in Fiasta right now. I’m pretty sure he can take the Raging Ape down mano a mano without resorting to this kind of a tedious method.
You only use this trick when you can’t win against it in a head-on fight. A high-level human with powerful equipment should be able to defeat it.
I recast my spell on the Raging Ape…
「No way. Didn’t stand a chance.」
「Has the Flame Spear fought a Raging Ape before?」
「Weren’t you watching?」
Hmm? I don’t think we’re on the same page here. Wait a sec…
「Are you the Flame Spear?」
「Yes, that’s me. The adventurers I know call me Mylia.」
I wasn’t expecting that an adventurer who’d lose against a Raging Ape was the world’s strongest so I didn’t consider the possibility it was her. Maybe it’s her reputation that earned her the title of world’s strongest.
The name Flame Spear made me picture a huge, unpleasant man swinging his spear around. But the real deal is actually a beautiful lady. Perhaps this difference between image and reality contributed to her fame.
「By the way, what’s your alias?」
Right. One must give his name first before asking someone else’s.
「My name’s Eld. I don’t have an alias.」
「Now that’s a lie. There’s no way you don’t have one.」
「Only strong adventurers have aliases, right?」
Adventurers with aliases get their names posted on the bulletin board by simply visiting a guild. It’s not every day you run into them.
So yes, I don’t have one.