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Chapter 17 – Alim Ponders – 2

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Author: SS Samurai Original Source: Syosetu
Translator: Fenderson / rm31439 English Source: Re:Library

This chapter has been replaced with a new translation on [2024-06-28]. Comments may refer to the old translation.

I had gone outside, but I still wasn’t sleepy. For that reason, I thought about starting to craft a bag, but I didn’t know how to tan leather. For the time being, I washed the skin from the big dog I had gathered and hung it onto a tree branch to dry.

…Hm? There’s a message in my head…?

You acquired the SK2 skill “Leather Processing★”.


The required SKP was the same as “Dismantling” for all stages. I allocated three SKP, bringing it to Lv1.
…With what I currently have, I can’t tan it, can I?

For now, it looked like the process I just did was for the best. After that, I also increased dismantling by one stage.
For some reason, I now know the parts I should harvest from big dogs, furballs, and small dragons…!

On that note, I didn’t allocate any STP at all since reaching level 81. There’s also a whole lot of SKP. Let’s invest all these STP and SKP from those 13 level-ups now!

I have 130 STP. First, I should… that’s right… For the time being, let’s allocate them so there’s a 20-point bonus to each stat. With this, I have 60 points left.

And after that…? Let’s invest another 10 into HP, MP, C, W and S each. Of the remaining 10, I’ll assign five each to MP and W.

With this, I finished allocating my STP.

SKP next! I have 113 of them left.

First, I brought Fire, Wind, and Earth Magic to the max level and evolved each of them to the “improved” stage. By derivation, I was able to create “E(X) Stone Magic” from Earth Magic.

Oh, that’s right. Let’s also allocate points to “Soap”!
By investing a total of 15 of them, it reached the max level.

…Ah, I put in the points without ever checking the skill’s description… F-For the time being, let’s take a look at it, alright?

I investigated Soap’s highest stage.

By forming a ring with your hands and blowing through it, soap bubbles will emerge from a magic circle.
-The spell creates a number of «1/10th of the caster’s W» Soap bubbles, and consumes 1 MP.
-Unless adjusted, the bubbles will have a fixed size. The size can be adjusted, and MP consumption will increase by 1 MP per a size increase of «base size × 1/10th of W»2.
-As long as MP is provided, a limitless number of bubbles can be produced.
-Increases MP by 5.

Oh, in other words, the skill just creates soap bubbles, doesn’t it? …I messed up. I should’ve looked at it in advance. Moreover, it has neither evolution nor derivation! I just lost 15 SKP.

There are 68 points left. Now… alright. Let’s think about synthesis.

What I currently want is thunder magic! Why would I want that? That’s because the main character of a famous RPG, acting as a counterpart to “Dragonar Story”, has thunder magic during the first quest3.

Still, how is it made?

I guess it will be unrelated to fire and earth. In the end, is it made with water and wind?4 Shall I give it a try, just for the sake of it?

“E(X) Water Magic” + “E(X) Wind Magic” = “E(X) Thunder Magic”.
Cost: 1 E-Rank magic Core.

Woah! Awesome! This is it.

It had the same performance as Water and Wind Magic. Still, it required 25 SKP. Well, that wasn’t a big problem. I immediately brought it to max level. Furthermore, I evolved it to the “improved” stage.

It didn’t cost anything to evolve it. I immediately allocated 12 points to it, raising it to Lv1. As a result, I learned Tunder Ball and Tunder Emission!
I’m so happy!

There were 31 points left. For caution’s sake, I raised “Sword Arts★” to the first stage.

What to do with the remaining 28? Hm~, should I raise Improved Thunder Magic5 by another stage? Let’s do that.

Now, there’s 16 points left, but… I’ll leave them for now.
…Jeez, I’m tired from all that thinking. Good night.

Author’s note:

The protagonist’s current status screen.
Furthermore, MP has been increased by 30 due to skill bonuses6.

– Status –
Name: Alim
Level: 20 EXP: 6340
HP: 260/260 (30) MP: 300/300 (35)
A (Attack): 120 (20) C (Dexterity): 130 (30)
D (Defense): 120 (20) W (Magic power): 135 (35)
S (Quickness): 130 (30)
STP: 0
– Skills –
[D: Water Dagger Summoning Magic] Lv. 1 [D(X): Improved Thunder Magic] Lv. 2 [D(X): Improved Fire Magic] Lv. 0 [D(X): Improved Water Magic] Lv. 1
[D(X): Improved Wind Magic] Lv. 0 [D(X): Improved Earth Magic] Lv. 0 [E: Soap] Lv. MAX [E(X): Psychic Magic] Lv. –
[E(X): Restoration Magic] Lv. 2 [E(X): Ice Magic] Lv. – [E(X): Stone Magic] Lv. – [E(X): Enhancement Magic] Lv. –
[E(X): Enfeeblement Magic] Lv. –
[Sword Arts★] Lv. 1 [Martial Arts★] Lv. – [Spear Arts★] Lv. – [Bow Arts★] Lv. –
[Dismantling★] Lv. 2 [Leather Processing★] Lv. 1
SKP: 16



  1. I get that he won’t allocate them when he’s in the middle of the dungeon, but wasn’t he walking around for around a day after reaching level 8? You’d think he’d get bored at some point and allocate them.
  2. Not 100% sure I got that one right. I guess it doubles the size per MP at 10 W. With Alim’s 135 W, it would increase the size by a factor of 14.5 per MP.
  3. I wonder if that’s a reference to Cloud Strife in FF7.
    Edit: Since it appears again in chapter 30, he might also be talking about the hero of another game called “Start Quest”, wich would the FF7 connection improbable.
  4. It’s interesting, how different author’s explain from what elements lightning magic is formed. I remember is being “Fire” + “Wind” in Reincarnated as a Sword, for example.
  5. It says “Thunder Emission” in the original. Clearly a typo.
  6. Those are likely 5 each from maxed out Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, and Lightning Magic and then 5 from Soap.
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