294-266 Investigation of subsequent incidents (1)

 Haruka and I had arrived back in Pining the same day we left Laffan.
 But what awaited us there was a case investigation that was not progressing at all.

 I can't blame them, since I told them not to push themselves too hard, but my naive expectation that "Natsuki and Yuki are here, and maybe the case is mostly solved" was easily overturned.

 They seemed to have decided on a plan for tomorrow, but Haruka and I were both looking over the materials we had gathered, thinking that we might be able to find out something if we looked at it from a different perspective.

 Meanwhile, Natsuki and the others were taking a break from eating the dingdol we had brought back as a souvenir.

 By the way, Mary and Mitya took the dingdol we gave them and went to Ilias's room. ...... I'm glad to see that they are getting along well.

I'm glad to hear that they are getting along. I've finished reading it for now. ...... Where's Nao?

I'm also. I'm not sure what to make of that. At least I can't predict the murderer, not for me.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 In the first place, if it were a real mystery novel, it would have all the necessary information, but this is just an investigation document.

 I don't even know how much of the necessary information is included.

 In the first place, it is just a list of what happened, and there seems to be almost no information that could lead to the culprit.

I don't know who did it either, but don't you care about ...... this?

 Haruka took out a piece of paper and traced a part of it with her finger.
 We all looked at it, and Yuki read out the part.

"Let's see, 'no external injuries that could cause death'?

 The first case of a Kerg resident found dead in Pining.
 In the documents, it was concluded that it was a case of poisoning.

"Yes. Does that remind you of anything? Specifically, about a year ago.

 I'm sure you're not the only one who can think of something.

"......[Skill Robbery]! It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to be doing.

I'm not sure what to make of this. It is possible that he became a peddler in a few months and made some business contacts.

 It says here that she herself had a "resident's card," in addition to having been interviewed by the Territorial Guard.

 If you ask her, it seems that they are issued to residents who pay taxes, so it's a little hard to believe that her classmates received them.

 I'm not sure what to say, but I can't give you an opinion, so Natsuki seems to have come up with something else and claps his hands together.

"Oh, I see. So it's the other way around. So it wasn't a classmate who died, but a classmate who caused the death?

"Yes. I heard that there were unexplained deaths around the same time we moved here, and I thought it might have been a classmate, but I never confirmed it. I didn't have the luxury of time back then.

 It's true that at that time, I couldn't even afford to buy a proper weapon to pay for that day's lodging - or even when I went to register when I heard about it.

 Toya was also fighting with a wooden stick called a "wooden sword".
 Who died is a secondary concern.
 Our first priority was to survive.

I don't remember exactly, but I'm sure there were two in the guild and a few others. I don't remember exactly.

 It's been a year, and it's been the most eventful year of my life, so it feels like a long time ago.

 And of course, I don't remember any details.

That's what Diora told me: ....... But you said you were our age, right? "Are you healthy? I remember him asking me if I was healthy.

Yeah. But there are a lot of people our age in Laffan, aren't there? It's a town full of rookies.

 If we take a wider range of ages, we can say that two out of every three adventurers in Raffan are the same age as us.

Is there anyone who has taken assassination skills? No, maybe it's dark magic? Do they have instant death magic?

"I don't know much about dark magic. I don't know much about dark magic. I've never even seen a grimoire. ....... But you can't deny it.

 In contrast to the relative ease with which water-based grimoires can be obtained, I've never seen a dark magic grimoire.

 I've never seen a grimoire that doesn't have some kind of dark magic in it.

 I don't know the details, but I've heard that there are paralysis, confusion, sleep inducement, and so on.

 Of course, it depends on how you use it, but public image is also important for adventurers and wizards who work on behalf of the state.

 Normally, it would be more popular to say 'I can use light magic' rather than 'I can use dark magic.

But even if you could use instant death magic, would you use it on the street? I'm not sure if there are any psychos in my classmates that would do that. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 In the event that you've got a problem with your own personal computer, you'll be able to contact us.

At least the Guild's deaths didn't seem like they were caused by trouble. Did you try it because it works? I don't think so. ......

 I think it's normal to experiment with magic on demons, but I don't think it's possible to do it on humans.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing. It's quite vicious, isn't it?

Yeah. It's a slippery slope. Unintentional? If you take away an adventurer's skills and they go to work without realizing it, there's a high risk of death.

When you factor in the lifestyle, it's pretty similar.

 It's true. It's worse than suddenly being fired from your job.

 There is no unemployment insurance, and many people are living on the edge, so if they suddenly lose the skills they have acquired, they could starve to death.

 However, the probability of success in [skill robbery] is probably lower.

Also, it's not necessarily magic, is it? Also, it's not necessarily magic. It's not necessarily magic.

I've seen a guy die from a spell gone wrong.

I wonder what kind of skills ...... that can kill people without any external injuries?

 I've been thinking about it for a while now, and I'm trying to remember some games and novels.

 In addition to instant death magic,......, poisoning, asphyxiation, and, for a change, psychokinesis, which destroys the heart and brain from the inside?

 Other than instant death magic, you can use poison, suffocation, or even psychokinesis to destroy the heart and brain from the inside.

I'm sure there's no such thing as a wraith.


You know what drains are, right? You lose levels, you lose HP, it depends on the game.

 Toya reacts to my mumbling and I say what I've been thinking.
 I wonder if there are any such demons in this world?
 --No, there are undead.
 Ghosts and wraiths are in the demon dictionary.

 I don't know if it lowers your level, but it says that if you're touched, you lose your strength, or worse, you become weak and die.

That's not a wraith. That's not reincarnation, that's death. --If you're a no-life-king or some other kind of awesome undead, there might be some people who'd go astray.

 Turning death.
 That's a new word.

 I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm not sure if we're reincarnated or transmigrated because we've changed species.

 ...... Are we transmigrating because we have no parents?
 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
 Yeah, it makes even more sense now.
 I really don't care what it means.
 But no life king.
 Not that I don't admire it a little.

"At least it wasn't on my list, No-Life King. Even if I could reincarnate, I'd never have enough points.

 A normal race is 20 points, and a special vampire half is ......50 points, right?
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. If you suck blood, it leaves a mark.

 You can at least tell if the blood is gone, so the cause of death is unknown. ...... No, can you?

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. ...... Well, as Yuki said, "It's going to leave blood sucking marks.
 I'm not sure what to make of this.

...... No, Yuki's words may be correct.
What? Me? Vampires?

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

I'm not sure. I think vampires have the ability of energy drain. It's also possible that it's someone who has only received the Energy Drain skill, of course.

...... No, as expected, only wanting the [Energy Drain] skill is too special.

 It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if you can find anything that might help you.

 Choosing such a skill in that state is too irrational, unless you have a special attachment to [Energy Drain].

Vampire... Sounds cool, doesn't it? By the way, how many points do you need?

 To Toya's question, Natsuki thought for a moment and answered.

"I think it's about 130, 150, something like that. It's pretty vague.
"That's too high! It's so expensive! I can't get it even if I poured it all in!

 Even I'm on the edge.

 Even Natsuki can't expect a very accurate value from his memory of a year ago, but I'm sure it's still over 100.

 I don't know how many of his classmates were able to choose, but if he chose vampire, we can expect him to have few other skills.

"I didn't really look at the races after I chose elves either. ...... What abilities do they have?

To be honest, I don't remember much about the race, but I think it was ...... the general idea of a vampire. Bloodsucking, atomization, batting, enchantment,......, that sort of thing. The only weaknesses they have, other than sunlight, are attacks related to holiness, like the undead.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

 Natsuki thought for a moment and shook his head.

I don't think it says anything about that. ...... Maybe.

What about the fact that he doesn't like running water or that he can't enter a house without being invited?

I don't think so either. I don't think so either, but it didn't say anything about them being incredibly immortal either.

A vampire with few weaknesses would be ...... troublesome.

 The fact that sunlight is a weakness is a bit of a relief, but there is the question of how weak it is.

 It's a good idea to make sure that you have a good idea of what you're doing.

 If you have the skills of bloodsucking, atomization, batting, and enchantment for 130 points or so, it seems like a big weakness. ...... No, is bloodsucking classified as a weakness?

 In the case of the vampire half, that was close to a weakness. .......

'But it also didn't say that they were ridiculously immortal? I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

What about resurrection from the ashes?

I don't see that either. Maybe you can kill them normally? If he's that strong, he'll need more points.

 The good news is that it's not as big a deal as I thought.

It's not as big a deal as I thought. In the event that you have any questions regarding where and the best way to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 In the event that you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to ask for help.

I'm not sure what to make of it. It's not as if you can charm an unlimited number of people.
There are limits. If it wasn't, it would be a huge cheat.

 If you meet a demon or a bandit and you charm them, you can do whatever you want.
 The only way to deal with them would be to snipe them from a distance before they recognize you.
 I don't think Lord Adversus would give you such an ability.

The question is, "How restrictive is it? If you haven't done anything crazy, then it must be pretty strict, right? I don't know.

I don't know, can I use my blessing to prevent it?

It's worth it, I suppose.

 If you think of it as an anomaly, it should reduce the danger.

 The best thing to do is to stay out of it, but I've already taken care of it, and I'm afraid to leave it alone.

 If Viscount Nenus were to be charmed, our safety would be at stake.

 We discussed some more concerns, and decided that if we were to face him, we would not take too many people with us to prevent him from being charmed, and that we would not participate if he was sick or tired.

 We also decided to go to the temple to pray for comfort, to use "Recover Mental Strength", "Resist Disease", and "Holy Weapon" in advance, and to use tactics in case the opponent uses atomization or batting. But...

It's also possible that even with all of our considerations, our classmates had nothing to do with it.

 At the end of the meeting, Yuki said something like that.
 It's all a bit of a mess.
 But it's better to be prepared. Better to be prepared than sorry.
 I'm sure this won't be a waste of time - no.
 It's better if it's wasted, really.