I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 165
Chapter 4-11. Jigul’s Skill
“You can’t be serious, Onii-chan, you’re so cool!”
“But Jiggle was great too!”
“Yeah, …… he was great.”
“We couldn’t have done what he did.”
The children were sitting on a bench in the yard, reminiscing about the mock battle that had just taken place.
It was mainly about Jigul, so he was kind of embrassed.
Even me, trying to look back and remember what had just happened, it still seemed as if that ray of light was some kind of magic.
I decided to ask Irza, who had just brought us some water, to ask her about it.
“Irza, is that solar sword Jigul’s magic?”
“Yes, that’s right. That ray of light is magic. The solar sword heats a weapon by collecting the sun’s rays, and I gave him a month to learn how to use it.”
“So Jigul only knows one skill?”
“Yes, he is.”
The luminous is also probably something that is triggered by the adaptation from the solar sword.
Apparently, you can’t use luminous without something that can reflect it.
In fact, I tried to use luminous in my human body, but for some reason it didn’t work.
When I was a snake, I could use it without problem because my scales seemed to be able to reflect light when I was in that form, but in human form, I can’t use it without utensils, apparently.
Also, it is said that it takes a long time for a person to acquire a skill, so Jigul who has acquired even just one skill is one of the rare ones.
For those of us who have a lot of skills, you might think that’s just the way it is, but …… it was another lesson that I learned as common sense.
Maybe we shouldn’t expose our skills too much.
“Jigul, is that your swordsmanship, or is it self-taught?”
“Did you devise it all on your own?”
“Yes. When it comes to swordsmanship, I do it by myself. I don’t have a teacher, but I practice every day.”
As expected, Jigul’s swordsmanship was self taught, but it seemed to be a good one.
I was very surprised at how he evaded by thrusting his sword into the ground, and I was impressed at how he moved his sword when he fell down.
However, he probably did not have much experience in actual combat.
He seemed to be unable to fully demonstrate his power or master his swordmanship, as his movements were hesitant and unable to hold back.
“Hmmm, well, I guess I’ll let Yurie train you with the sword…..”
“…… Um, Ouren-san. Is that Yurie ……”
” The S-rank adventurer and battle axe wielder, right?”
Jigul and Irza were both shouting loudly, but the other three were tilting their heads to say”Who is it?”.
Irza is an A-rank adventurer and probably knows Yurie and the others.
Jigul, although a newcomer to the field, at least knew the names of the S-rank adventurers.
I mean, she’s famous in her own way, isn’t she? Somehow, I feel annoyed.
“Err, Ouren-san, are you acquainted with Yurie-san!?”
“Yea. You can say a lot of things happening when I was on my way here. We’re staying at the same inn right now.”
“Onii-san, you just came here, how do you know someone like that?”
“Let’s just say it’s just a coincidence. So, what do you think? I don’t know if she’ll accept it or not, but I’ll try to talk to Yurie about it.”
If she didn’t agree, I would force her to agree, but first I would have to ask Jigul whether he himself would be willing to do so.
Jigul made a difficult face and seemed to be wondering what to do, but he quickly looked up and nodded his head.
“Onii-san, Yes, please!”
“All right, I got it.”
“……, Onii-san. I’d like to ask you something. ……”
“Which is stronger, Yurie or Onii-san?”
“Hmm……… probably me.”
He don’t believe me?
Then I have no choice. I’ll show you a little of my real power here.
I’m not happy about being treated like a liar, either.
To begin with, I would have to be stronger than Yurie to force her to agree to it.
“All right, Jigul. Now I’m going to prove to you that I’m stronger than her. Stand right there.”
“Hmmm how about. 【Infinite Water Manipulation】, 【Water Spear Volley】,【Reamed Water Spear】, 【Create Golem】, 【Sharp Water Blade】, 【Fluid Barrier】,【Water Shield】 and finally, 【Land Spirit*】.”
(*or Earth spirit, since the kanji have both meaning)
Using offensive skills to surround Jigul, defensive skills to protect myself, golem to completely eliminate escape routes, land spirits to make footholds more difficult, and thorns made of earth toward Jigul.
The offensive skills are all attacks that could be fatal if they touched him, and the defensive skills are only slightly weak as shields, but they can deal with almost all long-range attacks.
This is the strongest weapon and shield I can deploy.
There are still some offensive and magical skills that are being concealed, but they are really dangerous, so I’ll only deploy the ones that are easily noticeable here.
Jigul, Irza, and the other three are open-mouthed in amazement when they see the weapons deployed around Jigul.
From everyone’s point of view, Jigul is completely defeated.
“Now, Jigul. Do you still think I’m weaker than Yurie when you see this?”
“I don’t see how anyone can beat Nii-san at this rate ……. ……”
He seemed to understand, so I deactivate all my skills.
I had deployed so many, but my MP was only reduced by about 300.
Since the total amount of MP has increased through evolution, I can now manage even if each one consumes a large number of MP.
Now that I’ve shown Jigul and the others what I’m capable of, I’d like to go tell Yurie about Jigul, but the sun is still high and she may not be back at the inn.
It would be better to kill some time somewhere.
“Jigul. What are you planning on doing today?”
“Eh, I was thinking of going to the guild and accepting the quest again…”
“I see. …… Okay, I’ll go with you.”
“Are you sure?”
“I’m curious to know how you usually handle requests. Besides, I’m also just E-ranked, so I’d like to check the procedure.”
“EH? Nii-san are also E-ranked?”
“We have just formed a party and registered recently.”
I don’t think it’s embarrassing to have a rank of E. I think it’s better to talk about it at a time like this, because even if you hide this kind of thing, it will come out eventually.
They were surprised, but I guess that’s just the way I look. I can’t help it.
I got permission from Irza to accompany Jigul, so after saying farewell to Mina, Muu, and Jin, me and Jigul headed for the Adventurer’s Guild.
On the way there, I was a bit curious about something, so I asked Jigul a question.
“Jigul. Why did you decide to use that longsword?”
“Because it looked cool.”
“Oh, ….. I see.”
Do kids this age care more about looks?
Well, looking at his movements, he didn’t seem to be behaving unreasonably, and I don’t see a problem with that, but it is a little problematic that he only has one …… sword.
Swords like this are very fragile.
They can be broken, and they are not the best tools to work with in a narrow space.
He seems to have at least a dismantling knife as a secondary, but if he is good with long weapons, fighting with a knife would be ill-suited for him.
“Where did you buy that sword?”
“Err, …… over there. Long Workshop. It’s a place that deals mainly with long weapons.”
“Hm…..well, that’s okay too. Let’s go.”
Mostly, if that is what he means, then there will be a few regular swords as well.
I’m going to buy Jigul a sword for the time being.
If this is all he has, he may not be able to fight when the situation calls for it.
Besides, since we were going to ask Yurie a favor, it would be better to have the right kind of equipment.
After all, she has that kind of personality.
She certainly doesn’t have a teacher’s temperament, and she doesn’t seem to be very good at teaching.
It would be better to do all I could here.
When I entered the long workshop, there were many weapons there, such as spears, longswords, longbows, and lances.
Certainly, there are many long weapons in this store.
But there seem to be some short swords among them, so I’ll go with the best one I can find.
“Nii-san? You want some kind of weapon?”
“It’s not for me. It’s for you.”
“Huh? I don’t have enough money to buy a weapon!?”
“Don’t worry, I’ve got it.”
“Eeh! Don’t say that! I’ll buy it myself!”
Jigul has his hands waving widely, trying to stop me from doing what I’m trying to do.
However, it’s not nice to have only one weapon.
It’s better to force him to keep it here, so I ignore him and choose the sword.
“There you go.”
“Listen to me!”
I chose a single-edged hunting sword.
Since Jigul’s longsword is carried on his back, his left hip is free.
So it won’t be in the way.
But the price is a little high at two gold coins.
Well, I think it’s a little too much money for me right now. ……
Two gold coins is not a problem even if it’s a little less.
It’s all stuff that Jigul can’t afford yet, so it’s understandable that he would refrain, but it’s better to have a good and high quality weapon.
This is what you are putting your life on the line for.
If you choose something half-assed, you’ll be putting yourself in danger, not the other way around.
Perhaps, the longsword Jigul is holding is not a very good one, either.
But it is better to buy what oneself is good at.
There is a difference in value between what someone else buys for you and what you buy for yourself.
So I paid two gold coins for the hunting sword and handed it to Jigul.
“Jigul, consider this a celebration of becoming an adventurer from me.”
“Eeeh, …… but …….”
“No need to be shy, young man. You’ll hear the meaning of this from Yurie, your new instructor. Okay?”
“A- alright. Thank you.”
Jigul carefully placed the sword at his waist.
The sheath was wrapped in some kind of animal leather, so the weapon was not the only thing hovering above the overall appearance of Jigul’s equipment.
Apparently Jiggle was comfortable with the way it looked, and he looked pleased with himself as he rested his hand on the hilt.
Now that our business here is done, it is time to go outside to go to the Adventurers’ Guild for real.
At that moment, I saw a boy and a girl of the same age as Jiggle pointing at me and whispering something in secret.
Jigul seemed to spot them, too, and when his eyes met theirs, the boy and girl walked toward us.
“Jigul, what are you doing?”
The boy who seemed to be the leader among them spoke to us in a very intimidating voice.
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