028 Offerings and Benefits
Author: Hatago Bunraku (旅籠文楽)
Translator: Lilia v3.0
Editor: AYA Translation
As usual, Yuri left the lord’s building after being given the spirit magic of [underwater breathing] as a countermeasure against bad odors. In addition to Yuri, she also brings Kiri, the escort, Sera, the captain of “Water Lilies”, and three children who belong to “Water Lilies” selected by Sera.
Needless to say, the purpose is to get those three children to acquire “vocation”.
In this world, anyone as long as they have an adult can get a “vocation” by visiting a temple facility and undergoing a ritual.
She doesn’t know if the children of the “Yuri Empire”, who are residents of the in-game world “Leangard” and, after all, from the different worlds, will be able to get a “vocation”. There is no doubt because none other than “Water Lilies” themselves want it.
So, the destination of them is the cathedral in the city of Nildea. Both the lord’s building and the cathedral are located near the center of the city, so it won’t take long to move on foot.
“… Ceres, Garnet, Euclase. I’m sorry to make you imitate an experimental body to get a ‘vocation’.”
Yuri apologized so while moving on foot. The three of them, who have the characteristic white wings of “Angelio” on their backs but have unique hair colors of silver, red, and light blue, shake their heads uniformly and show a denial.
“No, Yuri-sama. The first risk is something that someone has to take, so we wanted to apply if possible, so there’s nothing wrong with that.”
“As Ceres says! We have no regrets even if we lose our strength!”
“…Yes. Ceres and Garnet are kind. You also do not hate it, Euclase?”
“Yes. I am a disabled person, so I think that I should take the initiative in taking charge of dangerous things.”
While smiling quietly, Euclase said so as a matter of course.
Euclase is blind. ――― Moreover, both of her eyes.
“Atros Online” has an item called “Offerings” that can be set only when creating characters for subordinate NPCs. This is a setting that adds any “weakness” to the character, and you can select only one from items such as “maximum vitality 30% reduction” and “fire attribute damage doubled”.
Offerings are only a disadvantage, but of course there are benefits. If you give an offering, you will instead get one special ability called the “Benefit Skill”. However, with minor offerings, the benefits that can be obtained are only small. If you want to get great benefits, you have to carry heavy offerings on your character.
Euclase is blind because Yuri set up an offering called “loss of sight” when creating her character.
“Loss of sight” is an offering that greatly reduces the character’s hit rate and avoidance rate, and also has the effect of “making it impossible to know the position of the enemy.” This makes it difficult to perform skills and magic that target the enemy.
In terms of the game, there were only such disadvantages, so it was a relatively light offering for the child of the recovery role “Water Lilies”.
Euclase is actually blind now because of the offering that Yuri decided when creating the character, and he despises herself as a “disabled body”.
Yuri feels really sorry about that fcat.
“Euclase. I was the one who inflicted that defect on you.”
“………! Is that so……?”
“Yes, I decided so. You could use more powerful sacred magic than other “water lily” children right? That is the ability you gained in exchange for your eyesight.
So — if you despise your blind self, of course, all that sin lies with me. I’m sorry, Euclase.”
Euclase has acquired the benefits of “Healing Magic Enhancement II” in exchange for the offering of “Loss of Sight”. This is a special skill that has the effect of “1.5 times the effect size and range of healing magic”.
<Saint (Adela)>, the profession of water lily children, has a high recovery ability, and it is easy to “completely recover” others. Therefore, there is almost no point in increasing the amount of recovery, and this is a benefit that only works on the side of the effective range.
Honestly, it would be nice to have a skill, but it doesn’t have to be. Yuri is really sorry that Euclase is suffering because she has such skills.
“That… Yuri-sama, why didn’t you tell me so far!”
“…Yeah. I should have said it earlier. I’m sorry.”
“If I knew this was what Yuri-sama had given me, even this unreasonable eye would have been dear to me! … Ufufu. Thank you, Yuri-sama. From now on, I will be my own. I think I’ll love my body as much as possible.”
Euclase happily said so, with a bewitching smile somewhere.
Looking at the reaction …… Yuri stepped back by one step. When she noticed, not only Yuri, but everyone at this place was one step farther to Euclase than before.
“And my lord. You can see the cathedral!”
“Yes, that’s right. Let’s go early …”
Yuri immediately piggybacked on Kiri’s words that changed the topic blatantly.
Actually, the cathedral building was quite large, so I could see it for a while.
“What’s wrong with Yuri-sama?”
“Someone is in front of the cathedral, and seems to be looking at us.”
Yuri verbally explains so Euclase who can not see understands. The person in front of the cathedral wore white clothes that looked like a priest. He holds a long cane in his right hand, and his gaze is always on the lily.
“That is Badantere High Priest. He is the greatest in Nildea’s cathedral.”
“Do you know Ceres?”
“Yes. Since we ‘water lilies’ have occupied the city of Nildea, we have been frequently came to this cathedral to learn about the gods of this world.”
It was for the first time for Yuri to hear that the water lily children went to the cathedral, but she can guess the reason. Needless to say from Yuri. The children of the water lilies, who are the parties concerned, may have thought about “converting” to this god as one of the options.
“—Welcome Your Majesty Yuri.”
When Yuri and others approached the immediate side of the cathedral, the high priest Badantere bowed lightly and greeted. The high priest was quite old. Probably even older than the Ados, President of “Tormark Shokai”. A bald-headed man with a lean body, his low voice gives some dignity.
“Isn’t this the Viscount Badantere? Do you need anything for me? Is it the case of eight spies sent from your country this morning?”
Yuri asked the high priest with a big smile. It’s the first time Yuri has seen him, but she knows about Viscount Badantere.
Rather, the aristocrats of the Eldart kingdom that existed in the city of Nirdea were investigated by the magic of [Space Grasp] before conquering the city, and all of them were grasped.
Currently, almost all of those aristocrats have already secured their identities. Only Viscount Badantere, who is in front of Yuri, was left alone because he was in the priesthood.
“Sure … I have a Viscount title from the Kingdom of Eldart, but I’m just a nobleman in a name, I have no real power, let alone guide a spy to Nildea. Hmm”
“Can you swear to God?”
“Let’s swear to the seven gods”
In response to Yuri’s question, Badantere High Priest immediately answered. If a person in the position of a high priest says, “I swear to God,” that would be true.
“Okay, let’s trust it…. what do you want from me?”
“There was an oracle from “Healing God Lydina” this morning, that Her Majesty Yuri will come in the afternoon, so I have been waiting to show Her Majesty around the cathedral.”
“Oracle …? Is there such a thing?”
“It’s rare. It’s about once every ten or so years …?”
“That’s too rare…”
Yuri loses her words in response to the words of the high priest. There is no doubt that it will be a very valuable opportunity if it happens once every ten years.
“Why does God mention me in such an oracle that only happens once every ten years?”
“Well, we have no choice but to ask the healing god Lydina directly.”
“… Can we talk to God?”
“Lydina, the healing god, was looking forward to the opportunity to talk to Her Majesty directly. There is no way Her Majesty can’t talk with her because she wants to talk.”
Badantere high priest says it as if it were the norm. Yuri is still not sure, but … as the high priest says, if you can actually talk to the goddess, certainly, it seems faster to ask the goddess herself about various things.
“I will guide you to the “God Statue Room” in the back of the cathedral. There are statues of all seven gods enshrined there, and there is also a statue of the healing god Lydina. Touch the god statue or pray. If you do, you will probably be able to talk directly to the healing god Lydina.
In addition, “God Statue Room” is also a place used by those who have already reached adulthood to receive “vocation”. After talking to the healing god Lydina, I will be in charge of that ritual as well. ”
“… You know why we visited here today.”
“Because our Lord God sees everything.”
With a gentle smile, High Priest Badantere said so. For some reason, Yuri felt like she was seeing through everything, and hated it a little.
“Does Her Majesty Yuri know the word ‘Oputimaizu’?”
“… What? Oputimaizu? Ah — Maybe ‘Optimize’?”
The modern term suddenly came out, so Yuri was surprised. When Yuri asked, the high priest Badantere shook his head.
“Well, I don’t even know what it means … To be told by the healing god Lydina, in order to “oputimaisu” the “kurasu”, It is better to everyone in the “Yuri Empire” have a ritual to give the “vocation”. ”
―――― Occupation (class) Optimization?
I see. Somehow … I felt like I could understand the meaning a little.