Chapter 274: The Second Conference of Heroes [End]
Wait, the Dark Guild’s Membership card…?
My face cramps for a second.
“It was a prize for one of the Coliseum events.” (Itsuki)
“Ah, I see…” (Naofumi)
Though, knowing Itsuki’s circle of friends, it’s not strange that he would have such a thing.
“I’ll use it if it becomes necessary.” (Naofumi)
I mean, it’s probably full of people like the Slave Merchant.
Even the Pig King’s taken a liking to me. This may be a bit late, but I get the feeling that most of my acquaintances are villains.
It’s that: “Birds of a feather flock together,” something like that.
I mean, my enemy, Witch, was sent to a brutal execution. From the point of view of some protagonist out there, my actions are befitting of a criminal.
If this was a manga, perhaps some Hero of Light would be on his way to exterminate me.
But reality isn’t so sweet, so I don’t think that a messenger of justice will come for my head this late in the game.
Even so, why does Itsuki have this?
It’s something the previous Itsuki would have detested.
“If used well, even evil can become justice.” (Itsuki)
That’s a statement befitting of Itsuki’s justice.
He may have even assassinated in the name of justice already.
“Yeah, that might actually be the main point of this meeting.” (Naofumi)
Even I’m remembering things I was on the verge of forgetting.
I guess there are still things for me to learn.
And sacrificing my own knowledge isn’t a terrible price to pay for that.
“The one that Eclaire and Rishia use?” (Ren)
“Right. That style focuses on the use of Chi.” (Naofumi)
“Eclaire also explained it, but I can’t seem to understand it. Can you?” (Ren)
“A bit. Since Atlas, who can see things others cannot, has continuously been punching the weaknesses I’ve never noticed in my defenses, I think I’ve grasped something.” (Naofumi)
As I was doing so, Ren, Motoyasu, and Itsuki begin reading screens invisible to my eyes.
“I think it’s an abbreviation of Energy Points… Using SP and Magic to power up skills, and raising abilities… How to use it is…” (Ren)
It can’t be in the Help. It’s something I discovered.
It doesn’t even involve the legendary weapons.
“Father-in-Law, there was also something like this in the games I played.” (Motoyasu)
Something only a certain class can use?
Quit messing with me!
“Understanding the energy within the body… this is quite hard. But…” (Ren)
It starts flowing around his sword. Eventually, it settles into a steady flow around his blade. I can tell all of this just by looking.
The same happens to Motoyasu and Itsuki.
Now if they were to use a skill, the potency would definitely increase.
As I imitate Rishia, she cries out sorrowfully.
“This is amazing! I, Motoyasu, will work hard for Father-in-Law’s sake!” (Motoyasu)
After listening to me, and believing in me wholeheartedly, it appeared in their help and they became able to use it?
Just how hard do you think I trained to learn that!?
At this rate, if I just show them the basics, they should be able to use it just fine.
It’s not there.
… Am I a non-believer?
Perhaps the way I feel right now is the same as when the other three saw me getting strong all of a sudden.
“This power… if I mix it into skills and magic, will it amplify their power?” (Ren)
I thought it was something I found on my own. They took it so easily.
How unfair this world is.
Should I give up on telling them about Revelation?
I kinda want to be ahead, if even just a little.
However, as long as I’m in control, it would be best to teach them if we wish to overcome the wave.
That being the case, since these people have the potential to become stronger than me, it’s best if I teach them.
And I’m curious as to what sort of large scale magic will come out of them using Revelation.
“Yeah, I wanted to learn it, but if I have to figure it out one step at a time, I guess we’ll have to postpone it. If Naofumi teaches, then I think I can learn it quite fast.” (Ren)
Should I just make up some BS?
… But what if their belief in that BS makes it real!?
If it fails, they’ll begin to doubt me, so I should probably give up on that.
And on my status, the stat of EP also appeared.
What I was able to confirm was that Heroes are unable to learn Mussou Kassei.
The Help called it Energy Boost.
Since it was perpetually active, it couldn’t be stacked on again.
It was quite a boring result.
“Father-in-Law, I still have more to say.” (Motoyasu)
“Yeah, that was quite a productive meeting this time around.” (Ren)
I get the feeling that these people were simply listening to me give a presentation though…
The door to the meeting room opens, and Raphtalia sticks her head in.
“Have you cooled down from the bath?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. I think it’s about time we returned to the village. I was looking for you.” (Raphtalia)
“Ren wanted to restart the meeting that was put on hold earlier. We were just discussing a few things.” (Naofumi)
“Is that so? So did you learn anything good?” (Raphtalia)
But since Ren, Motoyasu, and Itsuki are counted as part of my forces, I can’t call this result bad.
I guess these people were called to this world for a reason. They all have a screw loose in the right place.
“Ah, yes, yes.” (Naofumi)
I didn’t like the old Ren, but the current one is simply oppresive.
“Yeah, Father-in-Law! I’ll also work hard!” (Motoyasu)
Motoyasu is annoying.
Mostly his way of addressing me.
“For some reason, I get the feeling that everyone here has gotten stronger.” (Rishia)
But with this, Ren, Motoyasu, and Itsuki are on the road to becoming stronger. Is that alright?