DCFM – Chapter 070-071: Revelation of Light and In Battle

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The next day.

We entered the dungeon early in the morning. 

“We will be hunting today as well, but I am thinking about increasing the proficiency of Rifreya’s Spirit Abilities too.” (Hikaru)

“Proficiency…? It is true that I have heard Spirit Abilities increase in Tier when you use them often, but I have used them quite a lot, you know? At the very least, more than my little sister.” (Rifreya)

“There must be a difference between people.” (Hikaru)

I don’t even remember well what my 4th Ability was, and then it suddenly came to me. 

I don’t know why Rifreya’s ability acquisition is bad.

However, if she properly uses them and uses them over and over, the path should open for sure. 

Or more like, that’s the only thing we can do.

“First, the Light Ability…I think it is the Revelation of Light, let’s use that in full. I myself used the Revelation of Darkness, Darkness Fog, the whole time, and a whole lot of abilities popped from that.” (Hikaru)

“I see… It is true that I didn’t use Light that much in my explorations, and have been using Cure Glow the whole time…” (Rifreya)

“It is natural to use a healing ability instead of Light that serves as a substitute for a torch, but maybe that’s the source of the mistake?” (Hikaru)

Especially now that we have advanced to the 3rd Floor. There’s no situation where she can use Light. 

She is gonna end up using Cure Glow even more. 

It is like me using Shadow Runner the whole time without using Dark Mist. Thinking of it in that way, the proficiency doesn’t increase, and you don’t learn other abilities.

This is solely from feeling alone, but I had some strange confidence in it. That’s because the sensation I get from using Darkness Fog and the other abilities is different. It is hard to put into words, but it is as if Darkness Fog is the only one that calls Dark Spirits…no, it is kinda like creating them.

“But I have been using Light pretty often too, you know? It is convenient in the 2nd Floor after all.” (Rifreya)

“Didn’t you use it as a substitute for a torch?” (Hikaru)

“…Yeah…” (Rifreya)

It really must be better to use it in battle. 

For now, let’s test it out. 

“Rifreya, you can use abilities 5 times a day, right?” (Hikaru)

“Y-Yes.” (Rifreya)

“Then, before going to the 3rd Floor, let’s use Light to defeat monsters in the 2nd Floor. Maybe an Ogre will do?” (Hikaru)

After deciding this, we moved. 

We ignored the 1st Floor and arrived at the 2nd Floor.

Now that I have experienced the 3rd Floor, the 2nd Floor is dark, damp, and makes me understand why it is called an underground prison. Well, this does give the feeling of a dungeon though.

“Then, I would like to ask this first, but is Light only bright? Is there like damage because of heat or something?” (Hikaru)

“It is only bright. It is just like your darkness. It isn’t tangible.” (Rifreya)

Then, we might be able to create some great effects if we coordinate her abilities with mine. 

“Speaking of that, when I first met you, you used Light to erase my darkness. Wasn’t that because your ability was stronger than mine?” (Hikaru)

“No way that’s the case! If that’s how it worked, my ability wouldn’t be able to erase your ability at all. That’s the ‘Rewriting of Elements’. Light and Darkness are opposing elements, so the one that comes after always wins. Light and Dark Spirits are apparently the same, and it is apparently related to that.” (Rifreya)

“The one that comes after always wins…? Seriously?” (Hikaru)

“I am more surprised that you don’t know that, Hikaru.” (Rifreya)

I thought Spirit Abilities were strong and convenient, but that’s an unbelievable weakness.

Having Darkness Fog erased can be counted as fatal for me.

Even so, I feel like there aren’t that many monsters who would have the light element, so that might be a saving. 

“There’s no need to worry that much. The only ones that can be overwritten are the abilities of the same type, you know? The same types of Light and Darkness are Revelation, Falsehood, and Call. Well, the falsehood one is an ability that creates only a clone of yourself, so the overwrite doesn’t matter though.” (Rifreya)

“I see…” (Hikaru)

It is a relief that the other abilities don’t get easily erased, but the fact that Light can certainly erase Darkness Fog should be something that I should always keep in mind.

Darkness Fog is literally my lifeline after all. 

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We defeat Orcs and Goblins on the way in whatever way we see fit, and find an Ogre. 

2 with weapons. Quite the strong opponents. 

“I will confirm this again. You don’t get affected by the effects of your own Light, right?” (Hikaru)

“Y-Yeah, I don’t. I do get the benefit of seeing things brighter, but not to the point where I feel it is too dazzling.” (Rifreya)

“Then, I will just give you the signal, so match the timing and cast Light on the Ogre, and then attack with your sword. We won’t be able to tell unless we actually do it, so let’s test things out a whole ton.” (Hikaru)

“O-Okay!” (Rifreya)

I use Darkness Fog, and while still hiding in the darkness, I approach the 2 Ogres close together, and swallow the two by widening the range of my darkness.

Even though the monsters are walking around the dark 2nd Floor, they rely on their eyesight, and can’t deal with the pitch black darkness of Darkness Fog. I think Dark Mist wouldn’t have had much effect at all.

The Ogres had their vision obscured and were panicking. 

Ogres hesitate to swing around their weapons when they have comrades, so they unexpectedly might have camaraderie. 

Darkness Fog has an effective radius of 10 meters at most. 

I get away from the Ogre to the very limit that is 10 meters, and give Rifreya the signal. 

“Right now!” (Hikaru)

“Yes! [Light]!” (Rifreya)

At the same time as the Darkness Fog was erased, a dazzling ball of light appeared in front of the Ogres.

“Ugaaaaah!” 

The 2 Ogres were burned by the sudden light and were writhing. 

“It is working!” (Hikaru)

Just as expected, it seems to be effective against monsters that rely on eyesight. 

Light and Darkness are two sides of the same coin. If darkness works, light should also work. That must be how their relationship works. 

The Ogres were thrown into a state of confusion and were on the verge of dropping their weapons. 

It is like suddenly looking straight at the sun after coming out from a pitch dark room. A human would be blinded by this and wouldn’t be able to see for a while. 

It is a way too fatal opening in battle. At this point, the winner has been basically settled. 

By the way, I covered my eyes with my arm, so I am somehow okay. 

“[Shadow Bind]!” (Hikaru)

There’s no problem, but I bind the 2 Ogres just in case. 

Bind normally only works on 1, but it is possible to widen the range. However, when I do, the binding is weakened greatly, and an Ogre could break free from them in around 2 seconds.

But 2 seconds is enough.

Not only are their eyes fried, they also can’t move, so Rifreya ended them with 2 continuous swings. 

It ended up with an expected result, but with this, even without my abilities, it should be possible to stun them.

I think it is a pretty useful ability, but when it comes to Rifreya who can defeat an Ogre on her own, she probably didn’t think of using her abilities in this way when she only has 5 uses each day. 

“Well, it is similar to how we usually do it, but that’s how it is when using abilities in actual combat. You will probably be able to increase your proficiency quite a bit if you do this every day.” (Hikaru)

It is not like I have the qualifications to be acting like a senior here, but I have the Status Board that can show me the proficiency, so you could say I have more information than her. 

And I also know what conditions make it easier to raise them.

“T-True… I do feel like I have properly used my ability… I haven’t even thought about using this ability in combat… I thought…everything aside from Photon Ray were all like extra support abilities…” (Rifreya)

“Extra, you say… Rifreya, it is not like I have seen that many other abilities myself, but ‘Revelation’ is like the most important and fundamental ability, and I feel like the other ones are the extras. For my abilities, I wouldn’t be troubled without the others, but I would be if I didn’t have Darkness Fog.” (Hikaru)

“R-Right… I see…” (Rifreya)

Now that I think about it, the first time I met Rifreya, she said Light was a plain ability or something to that effect. Maybe that’s where the misunderstanding started. 

No wonder the Light Spirits don’t lend her their help.

  • Chapter 071: Training and Wrap Back

“Is training with your abilities something you do on your own? Doesn’t a teacher or something like that give you hints?” (Hikaru)

I have felt that using Revelation in actual battle is the best way to raise your abilities as a whole, but maybe there’s an even better training method. 

The research of abilities in this world must be more advanced than what someone like me who just came to this world can bring out after all.

“No…they say that the inspiration you get with the Spirits comes from the qualities of the individual, so they don’t share much information about it. My little sister is a prodigy, and she obtained Photon Ray 1 month after her contract, so I didn’t think that it could be raised more efficiently depending on the method…” (Rifreya)

“Hmm, even though it is a world that relies this much on Spirit Abilities? There’s a view like that…?” (Hikaru)

“Maybe the Light Great Church was a bit special in that respect. How to say it…they are a bit confined.” (Rifreya)

According to Rifreya, there aren’t that many churches of the Great Light Spirit, and her homeland Siltion is a city that was built with a church in ‘a place where the Great Light Spirit was in before’. 

It is different from this city where there’s 4 Great Spirits gathered and contracts are being made left and right… That’s basically how it is. 

However, I kind of understand why ‘Revelation’ isn’t being given much attention. 

If I were a proper warrior, I would most likely be using Shadow Bind the whole time.

“Well, whichever the case, let’s do what we can. There’s a limit of times you can use it in 1 day anyways.” (Hikaru)

“There’s an Orc there-nyan. What will you do?” (Grapefull)

“Defeat it and find another Ogre.” (Hikaru)

“Got it-nya.” (Grapefull)

Doing ability training on Orcs and Goblins feels lacking. Rifreya is so strong that it would just end up with a slaughter. 

And so, we trained the Light Spirit Abilities of Rifreya with Ogres.

Rifreya can defeat an Ogre one on one. She is stronger than an Ogre even with just her raw strength. If Darkness Fog and Light were to be added to that equation, she can manage to defeat them in one hit. 

Even by just basking them in Light without the use of Darkness Fog managed to stun the Ogres plenty well. It’s so strong that it is hard to believe it is on the same level as Dark Mist. 

Light apparently has a strong attack ability called Photon Ray, and has healing abilities, so I feel like Light is a lot more directly effective compared to Darkness.

…Well, Darkness fits me well, so I don’t mind though.

“Haaah…Haah… It is really exhausting to use 5 of them…” (Rifreya)

Rifreya’s face was red and her breathing was rough.

For the people that haven’t obtained the Affection of Spirits, it looks like even using Spirit Abilities 5 times is pretty rough. I have already used Spirit Abilities more than 5 times before reaching the 3rd Floor, so the discrepancy in feelings here is on a whole other level. 

I operate the Status Board in a way that the two don’t see it, use 3 Crystals, and buy a Spirit Energy Potion.

“Rifreya, drink this.” (Hikaru)

“What is this? Juice?” (Rifreya)

“Juice that recovers Spirit Energy.” (Hikaru)

Maybe because of how casually I gave it to her, she took it as a joke or something. Rifreya drank it in one gulp while she was laughing. 

“Thank you very much. That was tast—wait, eh? Wa…? Why??” (Rifreya)

“The feverish feeling is drawing away, right?” (Hikaru)

“This was an actual Spirit Energy Potion?” (Rifreya)

“I said that, didn’t I?” (Hikaru)

“But a Spirit Energy Potion goes for as much as 5 silver coins.” (Rifreya)

“I had them by chance, so don’t worry.” (Hikaru)

It is more expensive than a Mid Potion? 

1 for 5 silver coins is pretty high. 

“Well then, let’s go down to the 3rd Floor and continue our training in Spirit Abilities, Rifreya.” (Hikaru)

“Eeeeh?! We are continuing? You are pretty strict, Hikaru.” (Rifreya)

“We don’t have that long after all. Gotta learn Photon Ray before that.” (Hikaru)

“S-So you were serious…” (Rifreya)

The viewers are watching. The more events the better. 

Also, she is accompanying me here, so she should get her own merits.

I will get 1st place and bring Nanami back.

Rifreya will learn Photon Ray and will pass the Templar exam. 

Grapefull can earn more than usual, and her Tier is increasing bit by bit. 

Those small things won’t be able to serve as atonement for using them, but if they do think even if for a bit that they benefited from it as well, it will make me feel better. 

In the 3rd Floor, by basking them with Light after Darkness Fog, most monsters would get heavily stunned. 

2 Spirit Energy Potions, counting the ones she could use from the very beginning, for a total of 15 times. Her limit isn’t that high, so I don’t know if she will manage to acquire the 4th Ability in that time, but Rifreya herself is feeling the progress.

It might work out somehow. 

And so, the hunt in the 3rd Floor continued for 3 days.

The Garden Panther didn’t show up in the end, but in terms of constant hunting, we earn more in the 2nd Floor. 

I myself have been proactively defeating all monsters aside from Trolls, so my Tier must have increased. I think my body feels lighter and it is getting used to battle. Right now, I think I would be able to defeat Goblins and Orcs in the 2nd Floor without Spirit Abilities. 

“So…Hikaru, tomorrow is a break, right?  I will be going to the Great Spirit-sama to check my Tier and…whether I can use new abilities now.” (Rifreya)

“I see. Great Spirits can tell you. It would be great if you can use Photon Ray.” (Hikaru)

“Ahaha. There’s no way I can use it in only 3 days.” (Rifreya)

“Really?” (Hikaru)

The Spirit Users in this world don’t know if they have gotten a new ability, so they ask the Great Spirits closeby. They also ask for the Tier, so I am looking forward to the results. 

I have the Status Board, so there’s obviously no need to go there to ask. 

Even so, the Status Board is a cheat in itself. It has a clock, can set an alarm, and can get a world map function with 3 Points. 

7 days left in the Viewer Count Race. 

It has been exactly 1 week -meaning that already half of the event has passed. 

I am far from 1st place. 

Tomorrow…I will go down to the 4th Floor.

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