Chapter 6 Magical Boy Nobusada's Bombastic Birth
It's already evening when I got back to the hut. My fault for getting too absorbed into picking the mushroom. I mean, I couldn't help it when Maitake and Shimeji mushrooms were that abundant.
The dinner is slightly luxurious since I've secured enough ingredients. It's a full course of mushrooms, wild grass and various fruits, the only weak point is the fact that salt is the only flavoring.
Fortunately I have Appraisal, so I don't need to worry about poisonous mushroom.... I think. I've prepared Gedo Grass on the table side just in case. So I could chew it immediately if it looks dangerous, yup.
"Phew, I'm full. It turned out better than I thought."
Wonder why, the umami came out well even though I only used salt. However, I feel like I'll get tired of this soon enough, I've got to take some kind of measures. Well, I'm going to leave this place someday, but being able to procure food is great.
That said, I can't keep doing this forever, I should leave soon.
I need to get ready for that.
First, let's check my status once again.
Name: Nobusada Izumi - Gender: Male - Race:???
Class: Otherworlder Lv5
HP: 33/33 MP: 64/64
Etania Native Language - Differing Soul Connection Lv1 - Magic Development Lv1 - Houseworks Lv5 - Agriculture Lv3 - Swordsmanship Lv2 (up!) - Throwing Lv1 - Disguise Lv2 - Magic Clad Lv1
<TLN: Changed telepathy to connection.>
Discerning Magic Eyes Lv1
Oh, Swordsmanship leveled up. Things should get a bit easier now.
And another thing that I've been trying since I was eating. The explanation of Otherworlder title when I appraised it the first time was like this.
( Able to freely change class. Always active just by possessing the title. )
In other words, I should be able to change my class somehow. There might be skills that are easier to get with a particular class, it might even be not possible to learn magic if your class isn't Magician or something.
"Class change, class modify, job set, transform! Nuuu"
I probably look like an idiot. What should I do to change class....
The moment I thought that, data flowed in my head.
That was surprising. Guess I just need to wish to change my class.
The displayed information is like this.
Combatant, Fist Fighter, Monk, Magician, Merchant, Farmer, Househusband
Househusband hey. Just how far my body suited with housework.
Right, first I need to level up Monk and Magician among these, and learn magic if possible. Monk will most likely learn healing magic. In this situation where I don't know left and right, I can only rely on myself. I think getting a mean to heal and a way to do long-ranged attack are essential.
It's not like I know for sure that I'll be able to use magic if I change my class, or even learn it, but there's a merit in trying. It's probably a bad idea to keep my class be Otherworlder forever.
I went to sleep in the first day while thinking about my plan tomorrow.
"Kuaaa, my whole body aches...."
As expected of young body, I got muscle pain immediately. I wipe my body after lightly stretching myself. After having light breakfast with some fruits, I immediately go to infringe moss balls.
Alright! It's a fine weather today too! Let's do them in! Whoops there, that went weird.
I change my class to Monk. It felt like using your finger to operate a tablet inside your head.
Hm? My body felt slightly heavier the moment I changed my class to Monk. This must be because I changed to a low level class. There is no change with my HP and MP though. I utilize Magic Clad in order to lower the chance of getting hurt even a little.
Now then, let's look for those green things.
It'd be nice if I had Enemy Search skill. I can probably learn that from Thief or Hunter class. I don't understand the condition to liberate a class, but it probably has to do with weapon skills from bow and dagger. The knife I have in hand seems unreliable, I'm going to try it once I've gotten some better one someday.
I run after and cut down moss balls while thinking. Completely different to my first battle yesterday, I clearly grasp that I've gotten somewhat used to combat and that my own body moves better.
However, a monk who chases enemy around with sword in hand huh.... This is more like a certain exorcist.
Before long, I might even start saying, "AAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEN". No, I'm not gonna do that though.
It's already been one hour since I started hunting by throwing things to weaken and then cutting them.
Then an announcement rang in my head when Monk leveled up to level 3.
Tettere~♪ Liberated Holy Magic Lv1
Mu, liberated instead of learned? Dunno what makes it different. I want to try it at once, but I wonder if there's some kind of spell for it. It feels a bit embarrassing when I'm doing it myself.
I'll scratch my fingertip and try it.
"Ouch.... Now then, ke*ru, ho*mi, first*id, heal, p-pain pain go away~"
Faint light emitted when I said heal. And then my wound disappeared. Good, it's not a magic that would get me sued by a rectangular company.
Name: Nobusada Izumi - Gender: Male - Race:???
Class: Monk Lv 3
HP: 37/37 MP: 68/70
Etania Native Language - Differing Soul Connection Lv1 - Magic Development Lv1 - Houseworks Lv5 - Agriculture Lv3 - Swordsmanship Lv2 (up!) - Throwing Lv1 - Holy Magic Lv 1 (new!) - Disguise Lv2 - Magic Clad Lv1
Discerning Magic Eyes Lv1
Fumu, the heal just now consumed 2 MP huh. The cost/performance is quite good despite being an initial magic. Can I freely change the output? I feel like I can since I have Magic Development. Gotta try it once things calmed down.
Oh right, the abnormal growth of my MP really seems to be because of the characteristic of my standard class, Otherworlder. I don't know whether it's just me or if it's also true for other summoned people.
Now that I've learned healing magic, next let's work out the attack magic. And then I'll investigate the other classes' usability.
I change my class to Magician at once. Uoo, my body feels even heavier compared to Monk.
Nevertheless, I still have to do this. I somewhat feel that the Magic Clad's output has increased too.
Hahhahha, here comes a magician of physical faction! I'm not gonna stop cutting despite the moss balls' screams!
Oops, some strange switch got flipped on. Prudence prudence.
Two hours later.
Tereretettette~♪ Magician leveled up to level 4.
Tettere~♪ Liberated Elemental Magic Aptitude Lv1
Every moss ball that came into my view became my nourishment. I'm sure I've hunted the moss balls around here to near extinction.
And, Magic Aptitude? It's not something easy to understand like ** magic huh.
No wait, does it mean that I can use magic freely as long as it's within the range of the aptitude level? Umu, I don't really understand. I'd like a user manual please.
Well, let's try this at the hut. I'm tired since I was hunting in strange tension, it's also just about right to have lunch.
Tettere~♪ Acquired Title 【Moss Ball Killer】.
Eh? What's this?
【Moss Ball Killer】 One who slaughters moss balls. Natural enemy of moss balls. Gain damage+ whenever you attack a moss ball type monster.
...Looks like I overdid it. I beat 50 moss balls since this morning after all. In the first place, the problem was that there were just too many moss balls around the hut.
I'm having lunch with the leftover in the pot from yesterday. I'm checking the things that bothered me in the battle earlier while eating.
Apparently, Monk and Magician need a lot more experience points compared to Otherworlder. Or perhaps, it's just that Otherworlder is easier to level up.
Ah, I can use Holy Magic even when my class is Magician. If I can manage elemental magic well, I might be able to use it to raise money once I leave this hut.
After the meal, I resume experimenting with magic.
"But, trying it one by one sure is annoying."
I just wanted to complain even though no one would hear it. Right, I'll go look for books about magic or someone who can teach me when I get to a city. If someone saw me doing this, I'd probably get treated like the worst oddball.
"Fire, flame, burn.... wrong huh."
I'm reciting common magic names. Other than those, there's also magic-like magic names.
"Fire ball, fire arrow, fire lance...."
I somehow felt the movement of mana when I said Fire Arrow. The reason why it didn't activate was probably because I didn't imagine enough.
I put a target in an open place that won't cause forest fire, slightly apart from the hut.
I concentrate on the target and release the magic name.
Along with the powerful words, an arrow of fire manifested before my eyes and went straight to the target.
The arrow of fire magnificently hit the target, and the scattering remains of the target flew in the sky.
The scattered target.... garbage such as banana peel and scraps flew onto my head. Moreover, it reeks because it was burned!
I wonder if it's a natural retribution for my laziness. I used heal since it did me some damage.
....I won't go bald will I? Sob.
Checking again, it seems that arrow-type magic consumes 3 MP. Nothing remarkable about its cost/performance.
As a result of repeated testing afterward, I confirmed that the magic could be activated using ** Arrow.
Water is Aqua, wind is Wind, earth is Sand. Lightning and Ice didn't work, not sure if it was because it's just not possible or because my level is too low.
Fire and wind are good for battle. Sand Arrow was questionable. It was really questionable. I said it twice since it was really weak. It's not like I dislike earth elemental, but I think it's too hard to use.
I'm thinking of getting even with earth magic by becoming able to create countless earth spears or something someday.
Uoo, I used quite a lot of MP in the magic experiment, my head feels dizzy. Is this a sign of MP exhaustion.
If I'm not careful about this, it'd create an unforeseen mistake in battle.
Let's end this here today. I'll level up Combatant while also gathering food tomorrow, and then I'll leave this place the day after tomorrow.
This body is at the peak of youth. It really makes me want to eat meat and rice so much. I'd like to keep the dried meat as an emergency ration, they're also dull tasting. Now that I've come to another world, I want to eat manga meat and dragon steak with blood dripping on it. And, as a Japanese, it's only natural to want rice.
Wonder if there's rice in this world. If it doesn't exist, then well, if they can summon Japanese, then they should also be able to summon rice seed. It's scary that I want it so much, I'm willing to go that far.
I fell asleep while thinking such stupid things.