Overlimit Skill Holder - v1c17
[Get your ass over there already.]
Slapping my butt, he sent me walking towards them. Damn you, I’ll remember this, you slender, macho beastman……
[Hoohh… You’re a party member of the “Great Shield” huh?]
As Joseph-san said that, the dirty, sweaty boys and girls in the distance began to clamor.
——The party member of that “Great Shield of Silver”!? That boy is!?
——Despite how he looks, is he actually some kind of swordmaster or something like that?
[No, ummm…… I guess you could say I’m following them.]
[I don’t think it’s that interesting though.]
[Let’s see your skill in the sword then. Go ahead, strike.]
Yes. This skinhead is the type of person who doesn’t listen to others.
I tried asking Dantes-san for help, but he just nodded his head with a smile and said, “While we’re at it, how about you try it out? I think it would be a good experience for you.”
[U- Understood…… Just so you know, I’m just an amateur……]
Borrowing a wooden sword from one of the boys, it was quite a heavy object for my body. However, thanks to the <Physical Strength Reinforcement> that I had learned, I can hold it with both hands. In addition, I further strengthened my body with <Support Magic>. Just a little bit though. If I use it too much, I might run out of magic power……
Keeping my distance from him, I faced Joseph-san.
……No, eh? After keeping my distance from him, what do I do now?
As I recall, I remembered back when we were doing kendo in gym class……
[Hooohhh… That was quite a good stance.]
With both hands on the sword, I made a stance with my sword ready in front of my body, pointing forward towards the opponent.
And, as I approach like I’m sliding on the floor…… I raised my wooden sword.
The moment I raised it, my body seems like it’s moving on its own. Is this the influence of <Swordsmanship>?
A strike from the wooden sword swung straight down, a blow so sharp that even when I was 16-years old, I don’t think I would have been able to release a slash like that. Physical Strength, Leg Strength, Back Strength, Abdominal Strength, with all of them combined into a tremendous amount of momentum heading towards Joseph-san’s face—– that’s because I’m not tall enough to reach the top of his head.
However, my strike didn’t reach Joseph-san.
It felt like my wooden sword has struck against a rock. The wooden sword Joseph-san carefreely swung, flicked my wooden sword away. Spinning through the air, the wooden sword hit the ceiling and fell down a flurry of dust. It made an idiotic sound as it bounced off the hard ground.
[It hurtssss…… ouchouchouch]
I felt like my hands are being struck by electricity. My palms and wrists ache from being struck away.
[That’s a pretty good strike! However, your sword handling is too straightforward, and you’re the one being swept away by your skill!]
As I was secretly using my Recovery Magic to heal the wrist while staying meekly in place…
Dantes-san is looking at me absentmindedly. It’s probably because he thought I didn’t have any skills.
I think I will have to explain later.
[I’d like to have you try again but…]
[I’m afraid our time’s up. It’s time for the veterans to train.]
[Yes. Thank you very much.]
Phew, thank goodness.
I run away to Raikira-san while rubbing my wrist. The Recovery Magic has already taken away the pain, but the eyes of the teenage boys and girls are painful.
—–What the heck is what that swordsmanship. Is that something a child can do?
—–It may be just as the trainer said, that it was a skill?
—–He has a rare skill huh. That’s nice.
He’s right about me having a rare skill, but it’s probably not the skill I’m thinking of.
In the meantime, adventurers who were clearly in their 20s and 30s, came to the training ground in droves.
[Hnnn, how exhausting.]
[Get yourself used to it. They would be out of town for a week starting tomorrow.]
[I think it has been three days? Or was it four days since I’ve held a sword?]
Apparently, they were guards and adventurers who had been asked to harvest stuff, and had been resting their bodies in the territorial capital for a while.
I guess they’re going to exercise their bodies in the training grounds to regain their instincts.
[So you can do it.]
Raikira-san approached with a grin on his face.
Dantes-san recovered as well.
[——Are you still going to watch?]
He just asked.
[Umm, yes. ……Is that no good?]
[Np, I don’t mind. You will learn a lot by watching them. ……Raikira and I are just going to go out, okay? I’ll come to get you later. Since you’re within guild premises, there shouldn’t be any problem happening.]
[Thank you very much.]
[Okay. Raikira, let’s go. We still need to carry the things Norn and Mimino bought.]
And there, they left—- Dantes-san didn’t ask me anything. I’m sure that he’s waiting for me to open up to him…… He’s too good of a person, that it’s painful, keeping a secret from him.
I remained in the training grounds alone. It’s the first time I’ve ever stepped foot in this place, but I don’t feel at a loss at all.
Rather, I couldn’t help but be curious about what kind of battles the high ranking adventurers fight in and what kind of skills they had.
I still feel some guilt, for it feels like I was stealing someone else’s efforts when I learn about their skills through my <World Ruler>. But even so, it was an absolute necessity in my life—- And more than that, I realized that Skill Orbs are “things that are used”, so the only problem is acquiring them and making use of it.
This is what Joseph-san had been incessantly telling the boys and girls earlier.
If you acquired skills, you can suddenly become strong. But that doesn’t mean you can just be swept away by that skill, for you’ll soon get seriously injured if you just depend on it.
If you’re an adventurer, you can be unlucky and die.
(Now is the time for me to learn.)
I continued on watching over them.
This is a rare opportunity.
I have to learn as much as possible—–.
—-<Leg Strength Reinforcement★>, <Hearing Ability Reinforcement★>, <Grip Strength Reinforcement★>, <Flexibility Reinforcement★>, <Instantaneous Strength Reinforcement★>
—–<Swordsmanship★★>, <Spearsmanship★★>, <Axemanship★★>, <Archery★★>, <Dagger Mastery★★>, <Melee Combat Mastery★★>, <Kicking Technique★★>, <Shield Technique★★>, <Sprint Technique★★>, <Hardening Technique ★★>
—–<Acrobatic Archery Technique★★★>, <Sword Dancing Technique★★★>
This is probably the things worthwhile that I’ve learned. The 3-star Skill Orbs were something I knew about as well. There may have been some more powerful Skill Orbs among there, the problem is that I don’t know that much about them for me to learn it.
I suppose this is the things that I’ve already learned before.
—–<Eyesight Reinforcement★>, <Physical Strength Reinforcement★>, <Back Strength Reinforcement★>, <Abdominal Strength Reinforcement★>, <Fingers Dexterity★>, <Magic Power Manipulation★>, <Magic Aptitude Reinforcement★>, <Stamina Reinforcement>
——<Fire Magic★★★>, <Flower Magic★★>, <Earth Magic★★>, Recovery Magic★★>
The Prayer Technique is a skill in the “Techniques” system, yet it had a unique position being a one star.
[……If you don’t master your skills, it would just be meaningless……]
Determined, I continued to observe them.
Hey, this is LazyCat. I feel like this novel has been quite a drag, so I don’t know if there are people who are watching out for this novel or not, but I’m going to be dropping this one out.