Chapter 4: That which I have yearned for

“Then, please try doing it” (Ema)

I chant the incantation like Ema told me to.

The language that is used for the incantation is different from the orc one but for me it sounded like normal words. More like, if I willed to use it I felt like the words naturally flowed. From the sensation, I noticed that I was the one that was saying it.

It seemed like an incantation is a special thing, so it can’t become your spoken language no matter what. I was going to show them that I could, but I stopped from doing so.

They told me it was like accumulating all the power inside your body, but I decided against it.

The enhancement of physical and magical power that Tsuki-sama taught me, if I seriously used that, it might turn into a really troublesome situation.

What I am going to be using now is the fire bullet magic, brid. It doesn’t have to be fire element. There’s apparently brids of other elements. A basic attack spell or so she told me.

It is a low ranked spell that can be used for igniting things, but even though this place is big, it is still a cave.

If it becomes a hell fire, you could die from oxygen deprivation or from the heat. I don’t understand the structure of magic, so I didn’t feel like trying it.

I was in half doubt if it would come out or not, but they say you have to try to know so…

“Brid!”

In a second…from my surroundings, a ‘sensation’ hard to define was flowing out of my body.

A flame that looked like a cotton on fire was created in front of my extended right hand. 

That fire stopped there for a moment and then disappeared while shaking.

“Ooooh~! Is this magic?!” (Makoto)

My voice grew excited.

“Yeah, that is the initial stage when you activate brid. To think you would be able to activate it on your first try.” (Ema)

Ema, who was instructing me, was impressed and praised me. A big part of it might be because I could understand the incantation language (temporary name).

I see~ this is what they call magic~♫

For one to do it one has to try, or at least that is what someone told me when I extended my hand. With this, it’s proved.

To think the day would come when I can use magic!

It’s the standard in a game, but for it to really happen~.

Ufuuuu, ufufufufufu. 

I began laughing spontaneously.

“Imagine that fire as a clear image of a ball and then picture it impacting your objective to shoot it. That would be the finished state of brid.” (Ema)

The voice of Ema’s instructions cooled me down from my trip.

I see, if you are talking about a fireball you would obviously need to throw it for it to be proper. To shape your fire as a ball with the image of it… Does it mean that brid is the summoning of fire?

Well, let’s leave that aside for now.

“I see~ then then…” (Makoto)

With a good mood, I mutter a short aria (incantation) of brid.

The flowing out of something. This is most likely maryoku (magic power). Certainly, I now clearly understand why Ema told me that instead of just understanding, trying it out is a lot faster.

Even with her explanation, I was drawing a blank there. Now I sort of understand this magic power that is supposed to be all around the world.

The fire appears once more.

By controlling this, I form it into a ball and…

The fire, without disappearing, flickered. When I imagine it the size of a baseball ball, the flickering becomes stronger and smoothly turns into a spherical shape.

“Impressive, to make it to this point with just what I said…” (Ema)

The surprise that Ema gave off was also pleasant.

Then she exchanged looks with the orcs in the cave, and they all gathered to a side of the wall. The orcs were pretty big and it seems like they are a race that boast in physical strength.

The distance is 5-6m.

The girl looked at me and nodded, so I pointed the fireball at a rock.

Then strongly picture ‘hitting the middle’ <TLN: ‘Nakateru’ is supposed to be an archery term> I order it to fly off.

It flew off at the speed of a person throwing it, going straight and then hitting.

Inside the cave, a shock and hot wind occur. Well, it was actually not that much. Calling it a hot wind was too much. It was more like a lukewarm wind.

The rock scatters and loses its shape. It seems to have quite the power. It is reassuring that this isn’t just an empty spell.

“With this, I have learned brid, right, Ema?” (Makoto)

“T-That’s right.” (Ema)

Her way of speaking returned to being shaky. It seems like I did something pretty impressive.

“I was actually just thinking of teaching you to make a simple light and then go for spell image training or stuff like that but…” (Ema)

It looks like I skipped quite a lot of steps. Then that means I can already use magic as a light?!

Oh? Magic is fun. It looks like it will be fun.

A subject I love has increased by one now.

Moreover, maybe it’s because I am still learning, but this is fun~♫

“Oh? Teach me, teach me. I don’t mind if you just tell me the incantation. Teach me a whole lot more.” (Makoto)

I was cheery right now.

“Ah, yes. Then, I will put them all together at a later time. Anyways Makoto-sama, your magic power perception is okay now?” (Ema)

“Yeah, I can feel it slightly. It is that thing that flows out whenever you use a spell, right?” (Makoto)

“Yup~ that’s right. As expected, your learning ability is on a prodigy level.” (Ema)

“Well, I am the type that understands when I think of it in my head, but it is like Ema said. I understand now that it is convenient to try it out first.” (Makoto)

It was truly like that. Really, Ema would be a nice sensei (teacher).

“Then can you grasp that it is also inside your own body?” (Ema)

“N?” (Makoto)

I try concentrating as she told me.

As always, the way to use the power that Tsuki-sama has given me is still a complete mystery.

But certainly.

It may be because of the effects of using magic, I can sense that a different power is flowing through my body.

It smells just like what is all around.

This is my own magic power.

It’s a pretty ambiguous feeling. It felt like dipping in water and being soaked.

I don’t really know if it’s like that in my whole body.

“Yeah, there is. So this is my magic power.” (Makoto)

“Having that much physical strength and being able to master magic so easily… Makoto-sama might be suited for a magic swordsman job.” (Ema)

“Job?” (Makoto)

Hey hey, this world is more game-like than I originally thought.

Does it also have job corrections or unique abilities as well?

“Yeah. Then your level must be pretty high.” (Ema)

Level, she says.

Huh?

With this, I feel I must change my way of seeing this world.

Is this like an RPG? Then that ‘Liz’ something must have given me exp. It didn’t seem like it dropped gold though.

“Uh… who knows? I myself don’t know.” (Makoto)

In the time we were coming here, I had introduced myself to Ema and had explained about my economic situation and many other things.

Honestly, I told her a lot of lies about me.

If I told her the truth, Ema would surely think I am a sad person with brain problems.

When I woke up, I was already here, and for some reason my memories are fuzzy. 

Well, it is true that I have no memories of this world so it wouldn’t be that much of a lie.

I feel bad for deceiving a nice orc, but to think it would help me out at this moment. 

“If it’s just the level, we can probably figure it out.” (Ema)

She took out a piece of paper.

“What is this?” (Makoto)

“It’s a paper that can tell the strength of someone. Well, it somewhat does. A hyuman dropped it a long time ago.” 

Hyuman. Eh, isn’t that a person?!

Now that she says it, it’s not human but hyuman over here.

“I see. What do we do with this?” (Makoto)

Well, for now it doesn’t matter. Let’s have my level measured first.

“Grab it please.” (Ema)

“Alright.” (Makoto)

I grab it like she told me to. It was white, but the moment I grabbed it, it became blue. A light blue to be more precise.

“Oh my, it can’t possibly be…” (Ema)

Ema was surprised by it. Is it a weird color?

The ones that Ema presented to me and had told them about me defeating a Liz were all here, and they had puzzled expressions as well.

“What? Is it a strange color?” (Makoto)

“Ummm…” (Ema)

“Please tell me.” (Makoto)

I am prepared. After all, it’s only telling me a number. It’s not like it would change anything.

“Level 1.” (Ema)

Uuuuh…

Right~ I have to ask about the hyumans~♫

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Author Note:

With the power of the goddess, Makoto-kun is able to understand the words of incantations.

The words that should sound like ‘askljfahsdklga’, to him, they sound like ‘light be born’ and can activate it.

It’s an effect that not even the goddess knew would happen.

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31 thoughts on “Chapter 4: That which I have yearned for

  1. Ahahaha….. Evil Goddess fail….
    Good thing that Devil is quite stupid hahaha….
    Level 1 and he is already that strong. Its like having high leveled stat while at level 1 in an rpg game….
    Well i hope everything went smoothly for him 😀

    1. Umu. Tis was a satisfying chapter. I like this self-exploring, vague-results narratives.
      Exploring new worlds is all about receiving little chunks of opportunities, which lead towards greater worlds.
      That being said, I’m not particularly in favor of this “Game world” setting. meh.

  2. “I feel bad for deceiving a nice orc but to think it would help at this moment.”

    Humans must die, all hail mamono! Btw isn’t obvious that he is lvl1? Even if there have this “liz”, he is killed too easily or maybe it’s because he didn’t use a skill.

    1. It’s in the prologue POV, hyumans are that world’s copy of humans in an attempt to graft the power of humans onto the Goddess’s world. She sent a family of hyumans to Earth and called back their descendant once they acclimatized. The similarity in name is due to the fact that one is a copy of the other, like fake branded goods.

  3. No one question how they went from Oh look it’s a cave with some orcs to LOLOLO SHOOTING MAGICKZ where the hell is the transition.

  4. Why would someone going to sacrifice themselves even have something like that on them? What possible use could she have for it? Wouldn’t the village be able to put it to better use?

    I wonder if understanding the language will allow him to easily create his own spells. If so, he should create a flight spell as soon as possible.

  5. What is this author writing? There is no flow in his writing at all. End of last chapter author writes that the mc is entering the cave. Next Chapter the author begins by telling us that the mc is casting magic. I mean what the hell happened in between entering the cave & then learning magic? Why did the other orcs taught him magic? It was not explained at all. The author writes a crap ton of stuff about the mc’s monologue which at times makes no sense just for filling the word count but forgets to mention the important stuff. It feels like there is stuff missing. What crappy writing. And none of the other readers are bothered by it or they didn’t even notice. ROFL.

  6. Bug make that he can’t level up right? Something like one of the curse of Vandalieu but stronger, though could be possible that the same with Rodcorte she is so stupid that the curse isn’t perfect. I can already see Makoto creating thousands of projectiles (arrows).

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