Chapter 198 – Part 2


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


Oh! 【Seal Attribute】 was a proper spell, that was for sure.
It looked like it could work on multiple attributes at once too.
But it didn’t make that big of a difference.
Well, I kind of expected that.
It didn’t really use any elemental Special Skills like Sturmtigers.
 
「Seal Weapon Arte!」

I tried using the other spell.
On the other hand, 【Seal Weapon Arte】 was very effective against the Bifrost Guardians.
When I used the spell, the Bifrost Guardian stopped using its long-range 『Sword Slash』 Weapon Arte.
Yep, that was a Weapon Arte after all.
I focused my eyes on the marker above its head.

It read, “Weapon Artes Sealed”

How nice.
It was a very convenient spell.

 

I kept using the spell for the next 10 fights.
Right when I was about to take a break to eat lunch, several info screens came.

 

《【Tree Magic】 Level Up!》
《You have acquired the 【Tree Magic】 spell 【Enchanted Plant】!》
《Summon Monster 『Loewe』 Level Up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

 

It’s here! Loewe’s level-up and Class Change!
I felt like I had been looking forward to Loewe’s level-up for a long time…

But anyway…
The stat that went up with the level-up was VIT.
I put another point into STR.
 

Loewe Lion Lv7→Lv8 (↑1)
DEX 11
AGI 16
INT 11
STR 22 (↑1)
VIT 23 (↑1)
SPI 13

Skills:
Bite Threaten Sense Danger Night Vision Hide

 

《Summon Monster 『Loewe』 has cleared the Class Change conditions! 》
《Please go to the Monster’s status screen to access the Class Change candidates.》

 

Yeah. It was good that it happened right when I was about to take a break to eat lunch.
I wanted to think about this properly.

I hadn’t encountered any monsters besides Bifrost Guardians and Einherjar Fighters in the map where I was.
But just to be sure, I used 【Instant Portal】.
I didn’t want to die a careless death at the hands of some new monster.
I took a piece of Portable Food from my 《Item Box》 and looked at Loewe’s stat screen while I gnawed on it.
First of all, what were the Class Change candidates?

 

Class Change Candidates:
Steppe Lion
Man-eating Lion

Hey!
What was that second one about?!

But… Could I fuse Loewe into another Summon Monster from both of them?
I didn’t know.
Maybe I could use 【Fusion Identification】 before confirming the Class Change?
Well, there was only one way to find out.
Yep, I would find out one way or another. I just had to hope that I would get to find out before it was too late.
Just to be sure, I removed Loewe’s collar.
I didn’t want the collar to choke him in case the Class Change caused him to grow bigger.

I checked the options out one by one.

 

Loewe Lion Lv8→Steppe Lion Lv1 (New!)
DEX 11
AGI 16
INT 11
STR 23 (↑1)
VIT 25 (↑2)
SPI 13

Skills:
Bite Threaten Sense Danger Night Vision Hide Earth Attribute (New!)

 

【Steppe Lion】 Summon Monster Battle Position: Ground
A type of superior Lion.
Its main methods of attack are its bite and its Earth Attribute Special Skills.
It is also bigger than a normal lion.
Excelling in brute strength, it is a powerful monster that can fight in both daytime and night-time.

《The target is not an eligible Summon Monster for fusion. A Class Change is required.》

 

Yeah…
Going for the Steppe Lion was out of the question.
That was dangerous… I almost hit confirmed by accident.
In other words, no matter how strange the name sounded, I would have to choose the other candidate.
Oh well, I was going to fuse him soon after the Class Change anyway…
But thinking of it that way felt kind of mean.

Loewe Lion Lv8→Man-eater Lion Lv1 (New!)
DEX 11
AGI 16
INT 11
STR 24 (↑2)
VIT 25 (↑2)
SPI 13

Skills:
Bite Roar (New!)  Sense Danger Night Vision Hide

 

【Man-eater Lion】 Summon Monster Battle Position: Ground
A type of superior Lion. Its main method of attack is its bite.
It is also bigger than a normal lion.
Excelling in brute strength, it is a powerful monster that can fight in both daytime and night-time.

《The target is an eligible Summon Monster for fusion. One more Summon Monster is required.》

 

As expected…
There was no hesitation at all.
I chose the Man-eater Lion.

How did Loewe’s appearance change?
Loewe’s appearance got closer to what I would call a respectable male lion.
He definitely looked a lot more noble, and he was a bit bigger too.
But the way he snuggled up to me definitely made him look more like a kitten.
Alright, listen up, Loewe.
Just because you’re a Man-eater Lion doesn’t mean I’ll let you run around eating people, alright?
I’ll forgive you if you eat the magi though.

 

I was even able to properly equip the collar after adjusting the collar’s size by only a bit.
Nice.
But for the time being, I had to recall Loewe.
There was something else I was looking forward to.
I could summon a new Summon Monster.

 

「Summon Monster!」

I narrowed down the list of summonable monsters to just the new Summon Monster candidates.
As expected, the list was really starting to get short.

 

Giant Bee
Big Spider
Sea Snake

 

It was a tough choice, but which Summon Monster did I go for?
I summoned this guy:

 

Couturier Giant Bee Lv1 (New!)
DEX 17
AGI 25
INT 12
STR 4
VIT 6
SPI 8

Skills:
Sting Bite Flight Evade Ambush Poison

 

It was a bee.
A very fast bee, at that!
It was a giant bee, but no matter how “giant” it was, it was only about as big as my head.
Yeah.
But for a bee, it was giant alright!
While I was at it, I decided to use 【Fusion Identification】.

《The target is not an eligible Summon Monster for fusion.》

Yeah… That was unfortunate.
Well, I had to confirm it somehow.

 

But anyway…
I finished a few more pieces of Portable Food with water, and then got up to keep fighting more Bifrost Guards.
What about Couturier?
I could get her to participate right away.
I noticed Couturier was extremely fast, so the probability of her getting hit by any attacks was very low.
But of course, that was on the presumption that I used strengthening spells on her.
Alright…
How would Couturier do in her first fight?

 

About Couturier…
She was fast!
Volff was fast on the ground.
Helix was fast in the sky.
But for Couturier, that feeling of speed felt different.
She would stop, and then go.
Move, Stop, Move, Stop.
The rate at which she could accelerate and decelerate was amazing.

She did even better when I used 【Enchanted Light】 on her.
Couturier could not only dash in and out of battle with amazing speed, but she could sting at an amazing rate too, so the probability for her to inflict a status condition was quite high.
But on the other hand, the damage from the sting itself was small.
On top of that, the poison didn’t do anything to the Heroic Spirits.
Well, Creep’s venom never worked on the Einherjar Fighters either, so I wasn’t surprised.
Couturier would have to show her potential in another way.

 

 

After another 20 rounds… And maybe a few more?
I got a few more info screens.
Was it the info screen I was waiting for?
Was it?

 

《【Dagger】 Level Up!》
《Summon Monster 『Taylor』 Level Up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

 

Nope, the info screens were about something else.
But I did summon Taylor with the intent of levelling him up.
I had no complaints.

But anyway…
The stat that went up with the level-up was STR.
I put another point into AGI.

 

Taylor Big Crab Lv5→Lv6 (↑1)
DEX 10
AGI 10 (↑1)
INT 6
STR 28 (↑1)
VIT 22
SPI 6

Skills:
Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance

 

Nice. Taylor was slowly catching up to everyone else.
But there were more info screens waiting for me.

《Summon Monster 『Couturier』 Level Up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

Hey!
I understood that the Bifrost Guardians were quite tough enemies, but this was way too early!
But I suppose they really were much stronger than Couturier… She must have gained a lot of experience points.

Anyway… Getting back on the topic at hand.
The stat that went up with the level-up was AGI.
I put another point into VIT.

 

Couturier Giant Bee Lv1→Lv2 (↑1)
DEX 17
AGI 26 (↑1)
INT 12
STR 4
VIT 7 (↑1)
SPI 8

Skills:
Sting Bite Flight Evade Ambush Poison

 

She was levelling up very nicely.
I wanted to see how much stronger she got from just one level-up.

 

 

I fought another 10 groups of Bifrost Guards and Einherjar Soldiers.
After that, I got a few more info screens.
Would it be on something random?

 

《Summon Monster 『Creep』 Level Up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》


2 Comments

  1. Thank you for the treat. ^_^

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