141-126 What I forgot


 We were about to start retreating, but it was Natsuki who stopped us.


 Why now? It was only for a moment that I thought so.

 The light that Natsuki released went into a black haze, and the next moment, it was hard to describe, "GIGGY! It was hard to describe.

The next moment, it was hard to describe. Purify!

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

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I'm sure you'll be able to understand why I've been so impressed with your work.

 I remembered this, exhaled heavily and sat there with my hand on my forehead.

I forgot that it was originally used to purify the undead. You remembered it well, didn't you, Natsuki?

"No, I forgot about it until just before. But I only remembered it when Haruka mentioned Holy Fire.

That's it? You're right, that's the domain of light magic. That was a complete mistake.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

I'm not sure what the enemy was. I'm not sure. I know it's undead, right? That's why the purification worked.

It's a Shadow Ghost. According to the appraisal. I don't know the details. But when he touched me, I felt like I was losing strength or something was being sucked out of me. ...... I felt so bad.

 I'm not sure if it's a drain or something else, as my knee was about to fall off.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 The fact that we don't know the details is probably due to the specifications of this world's [Appraisal].

"Shadow Ghost, huh. Nao, did you get any response from the search?
Oh. ....... I felt something was wrong, but I didn't understand it until a moment ago. I'm sorry.

No, I'm not blaming you. I'm not accusing you of anything, but from now on, it's better to assume that there are demons that can get past Nao's [search].

That's right. It's not only Nao's fault, because I also had the enemy spotter and didn't notice it.

I felt some discomfort, so I think there is a possibility that I will be able to notice it as my level increases. ......

 In a sense, the fact that there are demons out there that do not have the ability to use the [Enemy Search] that has guaranteed our safety up until now is a threat.

 This is a great way to make sure that you don't get caught up in a situation where you're not sure what to do.

 In fact, even Toya, who was able to sense the presence of enemies to some extent even when she didn't have the [Spotting] skill, didn't notice the shadow ghosts until I found them.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.
"Right. Take care of it then.

 If [Hiding Style] is a skill to eliminate signs, then [Searching for Enemies] is a skill to detect them.
 If we train together, we can improve our skills. Or, to be honest, it's dangerous not to.

 The Shadow Ghost didn't turn out to be fatal, but I'm afraid that a ghost-type demon might attack and kill me instantly.

I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm not sure.

I don't know about that. I'm not sure about that. In a way, purification is the magic we're best at, right?

That's for sure.

 It's definitely the magic we've been most useful with.
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The magic stone can be found at ....... It's a little bigger than a skeleton.

 In addition to the skeleton's magic stone that Toya had just dropped on the ground, he picked up a magic stone that seemed to have fallen from the shadow ghost and compared it to the skeleton's.

 Looking into the stone from the side, it certainly seems to be a little larger.

 But even though it was a hollow shell, he was able to keep the magic stone. ...... Thank God!
 I'm especially grateful that I don't have to clean up after myself and the skeleton.

 I'm glad that you don't have to clean up after the skeletons.

But I didn't expect the undead to show up. Is there any information about undead in this area?

No. ...... From what I've seen, the only demon I haven't encountered is an ogre.

Well, that's just from the booklet in the guild. It's not a complete list, is it?

It's not exactly a complete list, is it?

 In the first place, the forest around here is an area that has not been visited by adventurers for a long time.
 It's not surprising that the distribution of demons has changed.

But I'm still a little worried about the fact that we have no means of attack other than Haruka and Natsuki. It wasn't a problem this time, though.

That's true. If there are that many of them, it's not a problem, but if there are a lot of them, it might be a bit of a problem. ....... We'll think of something when we get back to town.

 Aside from Toya's physical attack, Yuki also had no means of attack, as my Fire Arrow had no effect on her.

 In addition to the Holy Fire, there are other spells that may be effective except for light magic, such as the Holy Water, which is a water magic, but it is also level 7 according to the grimoire. Even if it is level 7, it is more difficult than the Holy Fire because it is not used regularly.

 There is no such thing in wind magic, and there is a spell called "Burying" in earth magic level 7, but it buries the enemy in the ground, and there is no description of how it works against undead.

 In the first place, burying an enemy seems to be useless against skeletons and zombies, but not against ghosts.

 I wish there was a better way to do this. .......

    The day after our encounter with the ghosts, we found ourselves in the middle of the night.

 The day after our encounter with the ghosts, we split up to explore the town of Laffan.

 Our goal was to find some way to attack the undead or find some kind of countermeasure.

 I don't have any particular idea, and I thought we could find something if we searched together. But where am I going?

But where should I go? ......

 Toya is likely to go to the weapon shop. Toya is the one who is closest to Gantz for some reason.

 I'm not sure what to make of it. No, but we've already read that part. I don't think there's anything new to be found there.

 Do you think Haruka should go ask Diora?
 I'm not sure what to do.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

 And I'm .......

I'll just walk around.

 There's a chance, maybe even a billion chance, that we'll find a holy weapon or some other magical item that works against the undead.

 But there are no stalls in the town of Rafan that sell suspicious weapons or items. In the game, you'll find the usual merchants with hoods and stores in the back alleys.

 It's not a ...... game. I don't see how that kind of business can work in this town.

 After walking along the main street, I went to a place I don't usually go.

"There are stores around here, too. ......

 Once we decided on a store, we didn't dare to explore other stores because our needs were limited, but it was natural that there were many stores outside our usual range.

 Nevertheless, the main streets and the central square of the town are definitely the commercial centers, and the stores located outside of these areas may be considered to be a little out of the mainstream.

 For example, there was a tableware store that Ms. Aera took me to.

 They sell only pottery, not things that ordinary people use for their daily meals.

 The tableware used in popular restaurants is basically made of wood and sometimes metal, and only the rich or a few items such as vases are needed by the general public.

 It is not something that can be sold frequently, and it is not suitable for a store in a busy area, which inevitably means a place with high rents and land prices.

I'm not sure if there are clothing stores, but there are stores that look like grocery stores. ......

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something to suit your needs.

 I'm not sure if this is the kind of store for the average person, because it usually costs a lot of money to make new clothes, but Haruka and her team are making them for us.

But I guess I'll go into the grocery store. There's no point in walking around.

 I'm not sure what to expect from a mere grocery store, but I'll pick one that looks a little shady and go inside.

 ............ Hmm. Well, that was a mistake.

 The interior of the store I entered was far from being a way to fight off the undead, it was more like a way to summon the undead. This is definitely some kind of black magic or something like that.

Welcome. What are you looking for? Heeheeheeheehee.

 It was an old woman with a black hood over her eyes who approached me, confused.
 She has a mysterious laugh that matches the atmosphere too well.

"The undead...

"You want to summon the undead? I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner, but if you insist...

No, no, no. I'm trying to kill it.

What's ......? You've got the wrong idea. I've got some kind of protection against the undead.

 When I responded, the old woman suddenly became despondent and pointed to a corner of the shelf.

 As I approached, I found a piece of parchment with a suspicious pattern on it.
 I have no idea what is written on it, but it has an atmosphere. It's there, but .......

"Does this work?

"Well, none of the customers who bought it came to complain that they died while holding it.

 That just means that if you die, you can't come back to complain, right?
 It's not as if this talisman has any effect, at least not to my senses.

You're an adventurer, aren't you? At least this store doesn't have what you need.

I mean, what do they have at ......?

Rich people like this kind of stuff. It's all about the atmosphere.

 An old woman laughs, shrugging her shoulders, making the suspicious atmosphere fade.
 Does that mean that all this stuff is just for looks, but doesn't really work?

 It's like the séances that used to be popular in the West. Maybe it's a little different here, where ghosts actually exist. .......

If you are troubled by the undead, you should go to a temple. The nearest one is a short walk to the left after you leave the store.

Well, thank you very much. ......?

Come on, let's go. --Come back when you get a chance to visit a rich man's house. You'll be glad you did. Hee hee hee hee.

 Finally, I said goodbye to a surprisingly kind old woman who laughed suspiciously again, and I left the store.

 I'm not sure if I'll really appreciate the products of this shady store, but I'll come back if I get the chance. I got some advice.

Left, right?

 I hadn't been involved in religion since I came to this world, but come to think of it, the undead are churches.

 No, the old woman said temple.

 When I hear the word "temple," I tend to think of Greek things, but Shinto shrines are also temples, aren't they?

 In this world, a place to pray to God is called a temple, not a church.

"...... here?

 After walking for a while, I found a rather magnificent building made of stone.
 It looked like a mixture of a Parthenon-like temple and my image of a stone church.

 There is no symbol like a cross on the wall, but it looks different from the other buildings around it, so it must be a temple.

Is it okay if I go in, ......?

 Feeling a little uncomfortable, I went inside and found a woman there.

 She looked to be in her early twenties. When she noticed me coming in, she smiled softly and approached me.

She said, "Welcome. Are you praying?
"Um, ...... yes.

 I don't suppose you're asking me to teach you how to fight the undead.

 To be honest, I don't even know what kind of gods are worshipped here, but it would make a good impression if I at least prayed.

It's good. Now, please come forward and pray.

 As the woman suggested, I went to the back and found a statue of a god.

 It was probably made of stone. The size of the statue was slightly smaller than an adult male, and it looked a little younger than the male deity. In front of the statue, there was an object that resembled a box often seen in shrines. Yes, it is a money box.

 Gently looking inside, I found some coins inside.

 And behind me, there is a smiling woman, probably a priest.

 --I can't not let her in, can I?

 After some consideration, I took out a large silver coin from my wallet, threw it into the money box, and put my hands together.

 The next moment, my vision went completely white.