All three of you couldn’t answer my question.
This is not to say that the three of you are lacking in knowledge.
Magic is a natural part of human nature.
Even people who have nothing to do with witchcraft know there’s magic in the air.
It’s called common sense.
Few people would question what is taken for granted.
“What happens to magic afterwards, if you ask me? We use it as a matter of course.
“I can’t explain it… The more I think about it, the more it seems like a strange thing…”
“Hmm…even two people who know a lot about magic don’t understand… I didn’t hear anything about that when I was learning about magic from big sister Rain too.
All three of you seem confused.
“Don’t be too depressed. It’s a rare thing to have such a question in the first place. Even the most advanced searchers probably don’t know about it. <Even Selma-san, Rain-san, and Lecrae-san, who are the top magic users of the Night Sky Silver Rabbit, probably don’t know about this.”
“And your sister…?”
“Maybe, but… So don’t be ashamed that you didn’t know. You can be a top-class seeker even if you don’t know this. On the other hand, knowing it won’t make you any better at magic. What you do is still the same. But knowing this will definitely make you better at… magic.”
Why am I talking about this in a lecture on spirits? It’s because spirits and magic are closely related.
I think you’ll understand better than if I explain only about the spirits.
“I don’t blame you… you thought you understood magic. But the truth is… we’re not there yet. But don’t be discouraged. If you don’t know, you’ll learn.
He couldn’t answer my questions satisfactorily and his mood was gloomy, but he seemed to recover a little by my follow-up.
“Then we’ll start with the explanation. Let’s start with the answer to the question. What happens when magic has served its purpose? It reverts to… It reverts back to its magical powers. ・・・・・,”
“Return to magic,” sir?
Log parrots my answer.
“I think it’s easier to imagine magic as a ‘versatile worker’. For example, if we activate [FIRE BULLET], from the magic’s point of view, the magic receives an order to “advance to the designated place while burning in a sphere”, and it faithfully carries out that order. So when it finishes the order it goes into a waiting state until the order comes again. We call this waiting state “magic in the air.”
Strictly speaking, there is a condition to return to the standby state, but I won’t go into it because it would be confusing if I explain it in detail.
“I thought that when you cast a spell you lose your magic. So the magic doesn’t disappear ・・・・・・?”
Sophie mutters approvingly.
So far, you’ve all been able to keep up.
“This is where it gets a little complicated, so please listen to me halfheartedly… but magic is our formula… It’s executing our commands. What do you think would happen if most of the commands it receives are fire-based?”
Fire, water, wind, earth, earth, thunder… Lightning and ice.
There are also other systems of restoration and support magic, but I won’t go into them now because they don’t matter much.
“Hmm, it doesn’t really matter, does it? I mean, it’s just executing orders, right?”
“Yes, you’re right. Ten or 20 times won’t help. But if you repeat it a hundred times, a thousand times… a certain change will occur in the magic.”
“… So you can only perform that type of magic?”
Logs give their thoughts.
“Nice try. You can run all the systems with altered magic. But altered magic is better at performing that lineage ・・・・・. Aren’t we humans the same way? If you do it enough times you’ll get used to it. Think of it the same way. And we call that altered magical energy… a spirit.
“Altered magical power… Does that mean that the magic through that spirit will be faster and more powerful?”
Sophie asks a question.
“Correct. So if there’s a spirit in that space, then it would be more efficient to activate that line of magic.”
“I see. That would be an advantage to know… So, how can I check the presence or absence of this spirit?”
There’s no way to know… There’s no way…”
Spirits are like magic. We humans can’t sense magic so it’s only natural that we can’t sense spirits.
He complains that Carroll has been let down.
Well, it is what it is.
“That’s why I told you in the first place. Knowing this won’t make you better at magic. But you also said knowing this would make you better at magic. Especially if you’re an explorer who searches the labyrinth for a living.
“Oh, I see.”
I think Sophie noticed something in what I said.
Sophie, what do you know?
Log asks a question in response.
“Well, spirits are magical powers that have performed hundreds and thousands of similar magic arts. And in a labyrinth, each level has its own monsters. So if there’s a labyrinth with a lot of fire monsters weak to fire, wouldn’t that mean there’s a fire spirit? They should all be casting fire magic.
“Hmm. It might exist in those places, but doesn’t it mean anything? Because if it’s effective, everyone would use that kind of magic regardless of whether they know about spirits or not.
“Carol’s not wrong. But, Orn, you said it yourself. You’ll be able to… use your magic. If there’s a hexenbiest that can be defeated by ten powers of magic… then we’ll use ten powers of magic, right? But if there’s a spirit there… it might actually be 11 or 12. That means that even if you only used nine… you could still defeat the beast. In other words, if you can activate with less power than usual… that means you’ll be that much more efficient!”
… Oh, man.
Sophie told me almost everything I tried to explain.
“It’s true that if you reduce the power of the technique, it’ll be easier to construct the formula and reduce the burden on the brain. It’s quite a difference between knowing and not knowing!”
“Well, Mr. Orn, am I right?”
“Yeah, you’re right. I don’t know how you came up with that.”
“Hmm? But that’s weird.”
I think Carol’s caught on to something.
“What’s so weird?”
“According to Shisheng’s explanation, a genie is an extension of magical power, right? Then what did that sister mean when she said she was taught by a genie?”
“I haven’t explained that to you yet.”
“Hmm? What’s going on?”
“Spirits, as I explained earlier, cannot speak ・・・・. But there is an exception.”
“Yes. Some spirits rarely become sentient. They’re classified as spirits too, but they’re sometimes called ‘fairies’.
“Fairy? Is that the fairy that is said to have cooperated with the heroes in the fairy tale and helped them defeat the evil god?”
“Yes. Only a few of them have been around since fairy tales, though.”
“Hmm? Does that mean she can talk to fairies? But fairies are like spirits, right? Then she can’t sense them.
I’m sorry but I can’t talk about that part. That’s all I have to say about spirits for now. Well, it’s good to know about spirits at least in a corner of your mind.
Thank you very much.””” “””
The day ended with some unexpected events, such as receiving gifts from the disciples and explaining about the spirits.
And finally the martial arts tournament begins.
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