The Classless Transferee’s Skill Copy - chapter 41
Just as we entered Fille Cave, we mowed down monsters that attacked us.
There weren’t really any skills I could get from them, though.
“Hm? What’s up?”
“How are you able to use all those powerful skills without having a class?”
After all this time, Magus asked me, wondering how I could use skills that normally wouldn’t be available to a classless person.
“Ah, about that…”
After defeating some monsters, I scratched my head and answered Magius.
I told him about the events that led to me acquiring Skill Copy.
I fought against the high-level Cyclops…
At that time, a mysterious voice granted me the power of Skill Copy…
“A power that allows you to copy defeated monsters’ skills and special skills… just what is this unorthodox power!?”
“People would call this a cheat… or something.”
Magius was beyond amazed at the power of Skill Copy.
“But why would the owner of that mysterious voice give it to you. Isn’t it suspicious? Didn’t you think that it could have been a trap?”
“Well… it was a matter of life and death, so I didn’t really have the time to think.”
“…ah, I see.”
Sighing in amazement, Magius didn’t ask about anything else and continued forward.
But I had something I wanted to ask, so I asked him.
“Is your red lightning something you were born with?”
To be frank, I was curious about his red lightning.
It was able to damage me through my lightning resistance.
“No, my lightning was originally yellow, but under my master’s training, it became red.”
“Is your master… human?”
“No, he taught me when I was a little boy, before the oni clan was wiped out.”
So that means…
That master is also…
“Magius, about your master…?”
“When the oni clan was destroyed… they lost their lives protecting me…”
As I thought…
Magius lowered his head, looking troubled.
He must have had a lot of respect for his master…
“Don’t worry, Aruto! Part of my master—his will—still lives on in me.”
“I see,” I replied, smiling.
“I understand that. My onee-chan’s will lives on in me too…”
Placing her arm over her chest, Eim answered…
As expected, Eim did have a heart.
As we were talking, we entered a wide room.
There didn’t seem to be any traps.
But I felt a gaze…
“What’s with this room?”
…Magius didn’t seem to notice…
However, Eim, having noticed it, looked up at me.
“Ah, both of you, step back!”
A shockwave was shot out, causing the three of us to have to dodge backward.
The shockwave hit the ground, causing the surroundings to shake.
Looking at the source of the wave, we saw red eyes shining in the darkness.
Straining our eyes, we saw a huge bat headed towards us…
“An Impact Bat…!”
Feeling its hostility, we readied our weapons.
“If we don’t defeat it, we can’t move onward!”
Magius stared at the Impact Bat, both fists sparking with red lightning.
“If that’s the case, I’ll cut off those wings at once!”
I readied Enzetta, and the three of us dashed forward in unison.
The Impact Bat sent a shockwave at us.
We spread out to dodge and then attacked from different angles.
My revolver and Eim’s gatling gun fired a rain of bullets, attracting the Impact Bat’s attention.
At the same time, from another angle, covered in red lightning, Magius struck the Impact Bat.
Electrocuted, it fell to the ground.
The Impact Bat tried to get up, but Eim cut off both its wings with her sword.
A large amount of blood spurted out from both wings, and the Impact Bat screeched out.
Unable to fly and in a lot of pain, the Impact Bat collapsed and went berserk.
The area shook due to its rampage.
But as it thrashed around, I shot at it with Flamethrower, causing it to die.
We gained experience, and before the bat disappeared, I used Skill Copy.
Words were engraved in my head.
“You have learned the Special Skills ‘Detect Enemy’ and ‘Darksight’.”
“You have learned the skills ‘Soundwave’ and ‘Shockwave’.”
It’s been quite a while since I got new skills!”
“Well then, let’s continue!”
After the battle ended, we reached the deepest part of the cave.
The sun shone through a gap in the ceiling, illuminating a single flower in bloom.
Is this… the healing flower…?
“We’ve found the healing flower.”
“Alright! Let’s get back quickly!”
“…I don’t think we can do that now.”
I sigh, disappointed.
Of course, after reaching the deepest part, we couldn’t return that easily.
In response, Eim and Magius turned around.
A huge praying mantis bared its claws at us.
“Death Mantis… so you’re the guardian of this flower!”
With an amazed smile, I stared at the Death Mantis…