68-Episode 67: I found a way to capture it.

There are five spellbooks in total.
The color of the cover indicates the attribute,
Red = fire. Blue = water. Yellow = earth. Green = wind. Black = darkness.

This is how it looks like.
The gray book seemed to have nothing to do with magic books, and only contained a map and some history.

'First, let's try the fire attribute.

I opened the red book.
The red book reminded me of studying for an exam and made me cringe, but I persevered and read on.

The magic you can get from this book is called "Enchant Ignis".
The effect is that you become able to handle the fire attribute and the fire attribute is further strengthened.
Ignis means fire in Latin, I think. I'm not too sure, because I don't remember .......

Try pulling out your sword.
Then I'll try to use my newly learned enchantment Ignis. It seems that it can be activated all the time, and the effect lasts as long as you don't remove it consciously.

'There are flames around the sword ...... Yuki, isn't it hot!

'It's only slightly warm. It's just my magic power, so it's logical that it won't burn you.''

'Ugh ......, it's so hot!

Sui, who had been perched on my shoulder, pulled away from me.

'Oh ...... sorry. I'm just going to try a few slashes, so if you could stay a little further away, that would be great.''

'Okay. ......'

From outside the window, I try to use the fire attribute flare.
Flare was originally a non-attribute attack spell, but now that Sui was under my command, I could use it without any problems, just like when I could use the water attribute.

And that's not all. With the fire attribute strengthened, even a flare with the same amount of magic power had a higher attack power.

I now knew what the spellbook was all about.
I came back from the window, closed the book in my hand, and put it on the desk.
At that moment, though I wasn't conscious of it, the spell's effect was broken.

'I think it's a pretty good item, but it's too much for a vanguard to fight with. It's impossible to fight while carrying a book at all times. If you're a wizard in the rearguard, it's a good idea, but--'

If I'm in the rear guard, I can't be sure that Arelia will be the only one in the front guard.
In a normal party, there are always more vanguards than rearguards.

There's also the option of bringing in a new tank.
However, it is not easy to find a companion worthy of trusting your life to. It doesn't seem to be useful right now.

'Is it wrong for me to use that?

Aina asked.
The bowman is basically a rearguard, so if Aina can use it, of course I'll give it to her.

'It would be best if you could, but can you read this ......?

'...... impossible. I don't understand.'

'I know, ........ So I'm the only one who can use it now.

I'll try the remaining water, earth, wind, and dark spellbooks just to be sure.

'There's no problem with any of them.

'It's a shame, because it's definitely strong if you can use it. ......'

'You're absolutely right. I wish there was some innovative way to do it, but... well, what can you do?

I threw the book into the item slot.
Let it sit in the dust for now. It'll come in handy when you're ready to use it.
Yes, it may come in handy if Aina learns the ancient script.

I don't know how long it will be, but .......

'Yu, Yuki......!

'Hmm? What's wrong Aina?'

'How did you do that!

'What, even Arelia. You're not playing a joke on me, are you?'

'No, sir! Look at the sword, the holy sword!

'The holy sword?

As you said, when I looked at the holy sword in my hand, the effects of the last dark magic book I tried persisted, and darkness was swirling around the holy sword.

'...... Eh, what?'

I don't have a spellbook in my hand, of course.
I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it. Does that mean I'm considered to be in possession of the spellbook even if it's still in the item slot: ......?

''Hey, what's this?

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

If you have all the spellbooks at the same time, you can handle all the attributes at the same time.
It was just a hypothesis that came to my mind, but it seems I've done it.

This means that you can hunt almost all of the attributes with brain death. .......

'Maybe ...... I've conquered it?