Let's find the weakness
「Master! Red Slime's weakness is water magic! You can defeat it if you use water magic! 」
As Spica pointed out, the red slime expanded when fire magic was used on it.
Hearing Spica's advice, Yuuto raised his right hand and chanted.
Shortly after a jet of water was released from Yuuto's palm. Yuuto adjusted the magic so that its power was at maximum.
The red slime released a death cry as its body was covered in white smoke when it was hit by the water magic. As a result only the nucleus of the red slime covered in a thin membrane remained. Realizing that it was the end of the fight, Yuuto released a sigh of relief.
「I was surprised. Master used 《Fire attribute》 Magic! 」
「I am amazed! Master is a 《Duo》 magician who can use both 《Fire attribute》 and 《Water attribute》 magic! 」
Seeing Yuuto's fight, both Spica and Sylphia were filled with respect. The reason being that in Trywide, a person could commonly use magic of one attribute. It was assumed that the chance of a human that could use two different magic 《Duo》 was 1 in 10,000. Furthermore, the chance of a human who could use 3 different magic 《Trinity》 was 1 in a million, and the chance of a human who could use 4 different magic 《Quartet》 was 1 in 100 million. The rarity increases by a 100 times for each new type.
「Ah, un. But the thing is……」
Rather than explaining with words, it would be better to just demonstrate it. So, Yuuto decided to use the four kinds of magic 《Fire》, 《Water》, 《Wind》 and 《Heal》 one after the other.
Spica and Sylphia couldn't believe their own eyes. Because with a chance of 1 in a 100 million, it was unexpected that their master was a 《Quartet》 magician.
「Amazing! Master! It's too amazing! 」
「……I am amazed! I didn't think I would see a 《Quartet》 magician in my lifetime.」
He could feel the excitement coming from the two.
「Well, so far, it hasn't really been useful in combat.」
Sylphia immediately denied Yuuto's words with a wry smile.
「Not at all! Fire Magic in particular is said to the best out of the five for fighting. Master's martial arts is indeed amazing, but depending on the opponent's weakness, there will be monsters that are not weak to simple physical attacks.」
He had realized it well when he was fighting the red slime. Till now, he had not been aware of it, but it may be necessary to think about it a little in the future.
「Ah, that reminds me. I haven't asked yet. Can Sylphia use magic of any attribute? 」
「My attribute is 《Wind》. Magic attributes are often inherited from parents……in my case, my whole family had the 《Wind attribute》」
He could sense self-deprecation from Sylphia's words.
「Is 《Wind attribute》 magic thought to be the worst in this world? 」
Sylphia nodded at Yuuto's question.
「Ah, wind attribute……does not have the offensive ability of fire ability, nor is it as versatile as water attribute. It's not convenient like holy attribute, nor is is rare as curse attribute.」
Saying that, Sylphia unsheathed her sword from her waist, and immediately swung her sword. From the blade of the sword, sharp blades of wind are released. 〈TL note: Getsuga Tenshou〉
(Was that……what people call a Sonic Boom……?)
The crescent shaped Sonic Boom travelled for nearly 7 meters before it dissipated completely, its power falling as it moved further away from Sylphia.
「This is the only Magic I can use. As you see……its power is not strong enough to defeat a monster in one hit. It is best for using in one on one combat.」
It seems that wind magic could do simple things, but how to use them was the problem. Even though Yuuto had four types of magic, he could understand the frustration if one was born with wind magic as their only attribute.
「Ah, but isn't wind magic useful in protecting against projectiles?」
When asked, Sylphia nodded.
「Certainly……even though the attack power of wind magic was low, it is excellent as defensive magic. The trajectory of a bow can be forcefully altered.」
「Then there is no problem. The main attacker of our party is me. I told you before, right? Sylphia's role is to protect your companions. In that case……isn't wind magic perfect for Sylphia? 」
「……!? I see. That is also one way of looking at it.」
A heavy weight is lifted off of Sylphia's chest by Yuuto's words.
「I must thank master. Till now……I had never been glad that I could use wind magic since my birth.」
Sylphia smiled brightly as if an evil spirit just left her.
After that, Yuuto continued the hunt lazily, and finally ended the day's expedition.
Red Slime ×８
Blue Slime ×７
That was the number of demons they had defeat today. Because of his research, the number of monsters subjugated was low. His final status was as follows.
Fire Magic LV 3 (22/30)
Water Magic LV 3 (1/30)
Wind Magic LV 3 (20/30)
Holy Magic LV 2 (5/20)
Fire resistant LV 3 (1/30)
Water resistant LV 3 (0/30)
Wind resistant LV 2 (14/20)
Other than Fire Resistant and Water resistant increasing their levels from 2 to 3, there were no changes. The reason why the experience levels and the number of monsters defeated did not match was because he had researched the conditions for ability plunder to activate. He decided that he would start gathering funds properly from tomorrow. Having decided that Yuuto headed back to Expein.