Mobile Fortress Lady Cozette - Chapter 34
New power. In other words, New Ability
“What are you looking at?”
“Hmm? See, yesterday you were asking me if I could use magic. That’s why I’m watching the anime again.”
I was in my usual white room, being held by Chiyo-sama, when I saw the scenery on the TV.
On the TV, I, who had grown up, was indeed casting a spell.
No matter how many times I see it, it is still a strange sight.
It’s even more so because it’s me.
I swatted away Chiyo-sama’s hand, which had come up when she saw an opening.
Where was she trying to rub? This is a disgrace.
“Well, it looks like some kind of bad magic, doesn’t it?”
In the TV show, I have an evil look on my face, and I’m casting a black, sludgy magic.
I wondered if I could look like that.
I’m probably going to have sore muscles all over my face the next day if I stayed like that.
“It’s totally poisonous, isn’t it? It’s black.”
“Will it work if I imagine this?”
If I can use it in the future, I can practice it, right?
“I don’t know. Listening to Cozette-chan’s class, it seems that image is important, but you also need something like that magic circle, right?”
“Yes, I guess so. If anything, the first thing is to remember it.”
The other thing is that it’s important to pass the magic power through your body and pump out what you need.
I still don’t understand it, so I’m just being passive about it.
“Hmm. Did you need to be a demon to use it? But I used it at the academy too, right?”
“That’s right. Well, I think we should take our time.”
“I guess so.”
The slime speaks to you.
You’re pulling more than usual. What’s wrong, really?
“Aren’t you forgetting something?”
“No, I didn’t forget anything, did I?”
The slime flattens into a puff.
It sulks in an obvious way.
“There, there, don’t sulk. Come on. Here, let me give you a cookie.”
The slime reacted instantly to Chiyo-sama’s cookie.
“Oh, you don’t think I could get caught with that?”
“Then let’s make it two.”
It was obvious, wasn’t it?
There was no way the slime could compete with Chiyo-sama’s cookies.
“Hmm. Then, let’s go to status.”
<All are one><Absorption lv31><Extraction lv12><Movement lv11><Stock lv52><Photosythesis lv11><Soil manipulation lv20><Hardening lv15
<Fertility lv12><Heat Manipulation lv1><Melee Combat lv1>
<Earth manipulation lv20><Hardening lv15>
“Well, that’s quite an increase.”
Looking at it this way, was it pretty close to being able to reduced by 5000 before? Magic is an issue for the future.
The total number of 8200 is a lot for a number, but it’s only a slime. Seeing that I lost 5,000 when I attacked a nest of goblins, which are the weakest demons (except for slimes), you can guess what I mean.
I continue to manage them by splitting the stock into units of 10 or 100 to increase their durability.
If I figure it out that way, the total number of stock will be less than 100 at times. I still need more of them.
In this case, the level of the stock has increased considerably, but the discrepancy between the level of the stock and the actual stock must be compensated for when the level increases.
Although the level of the stock seems to be increasing, I have the impression that much of the experience is being taken away by stock.
Skills are also increasing, but there are a few things that bother me more.
“I can’t see the modifier values or the number of slimes that are out there, though.”
“Hmm, it seems that the load is getting too much, and it can’t be displayed anymore.”
Chiyo-sama also twisted her head.
“Is everything okay?”
Chiyo-sama groans for a while, but eventually opens her mouth.
“… Originally, it seems like we’re using it in a very irregular way, looking at slimes through Cozette-chan, and now that the number of slimes outside our stock has increased, the number of skill levels has increased as well. In the future, we might not be able to see skill levels and such anymore.”
“Is that how it works?”
“Well, it’s originally invisible, and Cozette-chan knows it intuitively, so she leaves it to the slime, right?”
“Well, that’s true.”
It’s true that I can somehow tell how strong the slime is.
I didn’t know what kind of skills there were and how high each skill was.
Well, it’s not so bad that I can’t figure it out.
“Also, if this ability of mine is a skill, then maybe I’m simply not at the right level.”
“I see, so you’re saying that the slime grows faster than Chiyo-sama’s skills grow.”
“That’s what I’m thinking. Besides, if this were a skill, I wouldn’t know how to level it up.”
Oh well, that’s true. It’s just a skill to observe, right?
“Well, for now at least, there is a newly discovered skill.”
The ability to procreate and multiply to survive in any environment. There is a probability that the child will mutate. In the case of slimes, it compensates for the ability to split due to food.
“Is this the reason you were able to get your numbers back up all at once?”
That’s a very goblin-like skill.
And all the experience you saved up was used to compensate for this and the reduced number of slimes.
I’m also curious about the mutation of the children. From the description, though, I’m uncertain if this affects the slime as well.
A slime that has gained the fertility of a goblin and is originally strong in splitting?
Isn’t this a pretty wonderful thing?
“We’ll be able to grow a lot.”
“Well, I suppose so. Although it seems that the stock limit will be reached faster because of it. What are you going to do about it, sir?”
“Aim for victory. Our goal is to be in the middle.”
“I see. But please don’t neglect your other skills, too.”
I let it slide roughly as it said something I didn’t quite understand.
“Combine and improve.”
“Hey, can’t you do something about that answer that makes me feel like my taste is old-fashioned?”
“It doesn’t matter what I say.”
“Are you sure you’re not making fun of me?”
“Just kidding, please take care of me.”
“No, please don’t, Cozette-chan!”
She pleads with me in some half-hearted way, but I’m not sure what the difference is in the first place.
“Shut up! Shut up, shut up.”
The slime is getting puffed up by Chiyo-sama’s chop.
“So, will it be <heat manipulation> and <fighting> next?”
The ability to manipulate heat using magic power. It also gives you resistance to heat.
Corrects for martial arts and athletic ability.
The <Heat Manipulation> one is somewhat obvious. I think he got it from a goblin shaman. The <Melee Combat> is from the larger goblin? Or was acquired at some point along the way?
Will it be more efficient to go to the forest to get new skills?
The slime’s enhancement is my enhancement, you know. There is no choice but to go there.
“So it’s not magic, but manipulation?”
“Maybe it’s like if it’s a slime, it won’t be able to reach the point of using magic.”
“I see that’s how it feels. Getting resistance is good, though. Make it a priority to raise it.”
“Aye aye sir.”
“What about <Melee Combat>? Does it mean anything to Slime?”
“Well, it doesn’t hurt to have it, does it? It could replace throwing.”
So, it looks like we’re going to end up giving them all away.
I’m not sure what’s going to happen now that the processing plant is up and running, and you’re getting more experience, but I’m not sure what’s going to happen as the skill levels go up…
It seems that the level of <stock> is also increasing moderately. Even though you can get experience from all slimes, the pace will probably slow down soon.
I guess I’ll just have to do them one by one.
“What’s <Heat Manipulation> like?”
One of the slimes split apart and came out.
The moment it did, it burst.
“Magic, can’t control it.”
In other words, it used up all of its magic power and burst?
Aren’t you too weak, slime?
I mean, it’s said that it gained heat resistance, but wouldn’t it be bad if it popped with that Heat Manipulation?
“How am I supposed to handle this?”
“I’ll do a lot of stacking.”
Well, is that all there is to it?
“If the skill level goes up, will the magic power used decrease…?”
I have no choice but to bet on that for now.
It’s not going well, is it?
“In the first place, can a split slime have <Heat Manipulation>?”
Grass and soil have skills with that feature. But how are the newly acquired skills treated?
“Can have several of them.”
I see. So, you can’t have it on all of them.
“What about putting <Photosynthesis> on an earth slime?”
What do you mean by subtle?
“Not a plant.”
Huh, I see? Do you have a skill preference for each slime? You all have one, don’t you?
Why do you often make it sound like you have a preference?
This is definitely not something that I can manage on my own.
“I see. I’ll leave it up to you.”
I guess this is just how it is for now.
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