First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 120
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
In the morning, Izumi abruptly expressed this to me.
“I want to train, so I want to go on a trip with Moyasuke.”
The trip itself would be fine. With the present pace of my research, it will most likely take a long time before we could be capable of attacking the Octopus King’s stronghold, and in the meanwhile, we must enhance our individual abilities.
Therefore, I had no problem with that. The problem was…
“Izumi is speaking normally… that’s…”
“What… exactly is… ah! No way, it couldn’t be that the God of Calamity…”
“T-This must be a dream…”
In any case, Ichiko, Ryo, and I were all speechless, with gaping mouths and dumbfounded expressions.
But our reactions were inevitable. After all, we were facing Izumi who never uttered coherently.
“If I can go, can I go right away?”
“A-Ah, hold on a minute. Let me get in touch with the Fox Princess and send you to the continent, so wait a minute.”
I was the first one to recover from Izumi’s words and contacted the Fox Princess in a bit of a panic.
By the way, the method to reach the continent was to take advantage of the Long-distance Transportation Formation which was used in the trade between the Fox Princess and the Sugar King.
If someone other than a Kitsunejin sought to utilize this method, they would be subjected to a number of demands.
Well, Izumi and Moyasuke can manage with Mugi’s help over there.
Izumi consented, so the negotiations begin.
Despite her nagging, the discussions with the Fox Princess were successful with her agreeing to it.
She demanded a handful of Cuélebre’s scales in exchange, but I supposed that was a small price to pay.
Izumi then set off on her journey.
The plan was for her to head to Europe via Russia, and when she returned, after the completion of my Ultra-long-distance Transportation Formation, I planned to use that to transport her.
Who knows how many years that will be…
Now that Izumi had departed, the development of the Ultra-long-distance Transportation Formation had resumed here as well.
Incidentally, as for the diving technique, I heard that the Fox Princess was also working on it, but it may take several years to achieve the desired results.
I told Chirito to do his utmost when it came to the mind-reading part.
“Oh, so this is the most fundamental of the fundamentals, the syntax for teleportation.”
“It’s vastly more complex than anything we have encountered up to date.”
The “Andon of the Magic Detector,” which stored the syntax of various teleportation-related skills, was currently floating in front of us, and the syntax was being emitted piece by piece to the outside. What we were observing now were the laws, theories, etc., for instantaneously teleporting substances of the bottom layer of syntax.
“How should I put it, the amount of knowledge required of the user as a prerequisite is too much, my eyes are beginning to hurt.”
“If it’s only to the extent that your eyes hurt, that’s still not so bad. I’m starting to suffer headaches.”
However, the process was too intricate and challenging.
To summarize how intractable it is, it was like reading an article in a specialized journal that deals with cutting-edge research in a specific field without any prior knowledge of the subject involved.
Moreover, there was no dictionary or anything useful like that.
“Just hang in there for now. You’ll grow accustomed to it… or rather, deciphering it seems to be an intense ordeal for the spirit, and as long as you do not go haywire, your status will gradually elevate and you will get adjusted, even if you do not like it.”
By the way, my spirit was already up by 1.
“I see… Even so, this is unpleasant…”
Ichiko continued to read the syntax with a small smile on her face, despite her unnerving and aloof appearance. Incidentally, Ichiko’s status was a bit insufficient to read these syntaxes, but since her own unique skill was originally teleportation-based, if she limited herself to reading the syntax of teleportation-based skills and did this very slowly, it seemed she will be able to manage.
“Well, you know what? If this drives you crazy, I’ll take care of you for the rest of your life, so don’t worry.”
“I’m not relieved in the slightest, so I’ll be careful.”
I wondered why the moment she brushed off my thoughtful words, she reverted back to her former state of mind.
“But then again, I don’t have nearly enough data.”
After reading through one sentence, I stopped the emission and let my eyes rest.
As I only had one eye, fatigue kicked in rapidly.
“Well, there are only two kinds of examples.”
Ichiko also paused to stretch her body and repeatedly blinked.
The two types that were currently being studied were the “Long-range Teleportation Formation” and Ichiko’s ≪Sword of the Formless King・Weak≫.
“After all, I wish to have other teleportation skills… such as ≪Short-range Teleportation≫, ≪Flash Step≫, ≪Gateway Of A Mirror≫ as data. Furthermore, some of the syntaxes of teleportation-type skills are used to deliver magical power to a designated spot, so it could be worthwhile to look into that as well.”
I listed the things that could be used as data.
However, since most teleportation skills were scarce, information about the possessor of such skills was often extremely limited.
Moreover, the explosive-type skills included a very small amount of mass. Therefore, as reference data, it can only be used to reinforce the techniques.
“In any case, this means we still have a long way to go…”
“I suppose so…”
As we both gazed up at the ceiling in a daze, we remarked on such things.
“Is it possible to call Lady Ryo and have her use ≪Heal≫ to recover from my weariness for more efficiency?”
“It might work if we are careful not to let her see the data…”
In any case, gathering teleportation information and reconstructing it to the stage where it can be utilized will undoubtedly be a long-running saga.
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