It was a dilemma.
If I made a contract with the first elemental and owned it, I would get two new transcendental skills.
Then you might think I could just absorb the First Elemental with Black Box’s power like I did with the golem, but there were a lot of elementals around me watching. All of the elementals would be enraged if the First Elemental vanished just like that. That didn’t sound good either.
▷ Type: Skill
▷ Name: Fabrication
▷ Rank: MAX(0%)
▶ Z: Successfully convinces god.
▷ SSS: Transforms into family.
▷ SS: Transforms into a lover.
▷ S: Transforms into a friend.
▷ A: Transforms into a witness.
▷ B: Successfully convinces family.
▷ C: Successfully convinces lovers.
▷ D: Successfully convinces friends.
▷ E: Successfully convinces strangers.
▷ F: Lies become plausible.
I used ‘Fabrication’. Raising Fabrication’s skill proficiency was on the difficulty level of ‘Hellfire’. It was easy until A rank. So I used to look down on it, but it was really not easy starting from there. It was because the trick to raise the skill proficiency quickly was to use the high rank effects often.
But to be a friend?
It was really hard to find a friend befitting my level as a cultural and socially advanced citizen of Earth on Fantasia. Same with the rank effects above it; Family and Lover.
But still, I didn’t give up.
The reason I didn’t touch the other good skills and saved ‘Fabrication’ —not sacrificing it— was because of the SSS rank effect.
Transforms into family.
As soon as I saw the A rank and S rank effects, the S rank and SSS rank effects were also naturally predictable.
And I predicted it right.
It meant that I could even be a royal of a country if I was determined to do it. I could legally gulp down a country with an approach such as becoming a lovechild that a king or emperor hid.
But from the beginning my goal wasn’t that.
“It would be very unfamiliar…”
I had been in another area for more than 10 years. I was imbued with the aura of Fantasia to the point that an alumnus recognized me first at the Hero Festival.
I wanted to believe it wouldn’t happen; but I just wanted to avoid the situation where my parents couldn’t recognize me, who had changed so much.
Because it would hurt my soft heart.
▶ Serious: Kang Han Soo Student, I didn’t know you were such a delicate person. It would be nice if you could also use that delicacy to be considerate towards women. There’s also a saying that a kind word is like a spring day~
Miss Trainee Teacher.
I’m already being considerate enough.
▷ Species: First Elemental
▷ Level: 1
▷ Job: Queen (Attractive → Dominate↑)
▷ Skill: Immortal (Z), Fortitude (Z), Charm (Z), Love (E)
▷ Status: Exhausted, Lust, Corrupted
The First Elemental sprawled on my head. She didn’t even have any power left to wag the wings on her back. None of her nobility or elegance could be seen. She exposed herself defenselessly because she recognized me as a ‘lover’. (Note: the author only starts to refer to the First Elemental as a she from here forth)
An Impossible relationship, rationally.
But the Skill ‘Fabrication’ made it happen!
“Auugh… you’re such a coward, Mr Hero. I can’t believe you turned me into a body that can’t help but love you…” The First Elemental whispered in a coy tone.
“You can leave if you hate it.”
“Bad boy. You don’t want to take responsibility after doing that to an elemental’s sensitive body? I have pride too. I’m going to make you blindly love only me!”
We didn’t make a contract. Our relationship wasn’t bound by stats. But the First Elemental was following me. This way I could use a subordinate without a trainer or summoner, and I wouldn’t have to worry about the number of transcendental skills.
As a bonus,
Elementalism (F) → Elementalism (E) → Elementalism (D) → Elementalism (C)
Love (C)→ Love (B)
I didn’t do much except use my finger and holy sword a few times, but these two skills were developing at a crazy pace. As if proving it, the elementals were spinning around me like flies, irritating me since a while ago.
Please go away, you all are distracting me.
But the elementals were giggling and ignored my words. It seemed like they took it as a joke. I didn’t know there would be this kind of side-effect.
“Look at that! Oh my God! The elementals…”
“A human that is receiving so much love from elementals…”
“He’s not even an elf, but getting elementals’ love…?”
The elves who were in the middle of working on the city reconstruction looked at me in shock. Even those who didn’t care about their surroundings were no exception.
It was because the elementals, who were like construction equipment, were all surrounding me. They couldn’t silently focus on their work, so they ended up naturally looking for the cause.
This kind of change was natural.
The First Elemental who was like the mother of all elementals loved me. Hence, all the elementals loved me too.
The principle was similar with the 3rd Elf King.
Only it changed from friend to lover.
It was then.
“I can’t forgive him! I’ll delete all demons and humans from this world!”
“Sylvia! Calm down! It’s me! Sieg!”
“Ha! Sieg! Useless piece of filth! As expected, it wasn’t right to trust the disgusting humans. You have toyed with my body with that tiny thing for 8 years after deceiving me, saying that you’d protect me, but you always ended up losing when I needed you. My mom and dad died because of you, Sieg! Kill yourself if you have any shred of conscience left!”
A couple fights broke out. Scuffles broke out between Sieg and Sylvia.
I didn’t know what the heck they were doing in the broad daylight, naked. Did they lose their sense of reality after getting swallowed by their anger?
Both of them were idiots in my eyes as an onlooker.
The demons’ invasion wasn’t like a sudden surprise attack. Through an oracle they had warned that the Demon King Pedonar had risen from the dead.
And Hero Sieg had 9 years.
But he wasted his time while raising the proficiency of his useless lesser skills, including Stamina (SSS), in the showdown with the Demon King.
Sylvia, who was seducing this worthless hero and tried to rise in status, was no different. As Prince Nasus who failed in the coup d’état died, Sylvia became the only successor to the throne. She wasn’t just another Princess anymore. But Sylvia had been living childishly like she didn’t care about things like the country’s security. As proof, she slept with a human. Was she thinking of making the half-blood human, who was born that way, the next king? That was one thing, but the bloodline of the elf royal house, ‘Arch Elf’ was cut off. This was something that she wouldn’t have done if she was in her right mind.
“Fire elementals. Burn Sieg!”
“W, wait! Sylvia! Don’t be like this! Euaaak~?!”
The elementals started to go crazy.
Sieg rolled down the ground and hurriedly avoided his wife’s anger. People said that a couples’ fight was like cutting water with a sword, but I really thought like I was dying. I couldn’t believe they were having internal discord before they even knocked the Demon King down……
It reminded me of my 1st playthrough.
“…Elfheim’s descendants have really become incompetent. It wouldn’t have become like this if only that friend’s first daughter became the next Elf King. The one that became the king was the 2nd son, who only inherited the bad things, so… too bad.” The First Elemental clicked her tongue after looking at Sylvia.
And she said, “Come back, kids. You’ll get infected if you’re near those stupid elves.”
Her words ended the situation.
The elementals, who were going crazy with the desire to burn Sieg down, left Sylvia. There must have been the old affection coming from being together for quite a long time, but the elementals were all gone in a flash without saying goodbye.
It was also reflected well on the stats.
Sylvia, who was like this,
▷ Species: Arc Elf
▷ Level: 515
▷ Job: Elementalist (Blessed→ Elemental↑)
▷ Skill: Elemental (SS), Blessed (S), Attractiveness (S), Archery (A), Classy (A)…
▷ Status: Shame, Anger, Remorse
Became like this!
▷ Species: Arc Elf
▷ Level: 515
▷ Job: Archer (Archery→ Penetration↑)
▷ Skill: Attractiveness (S), Archery (A), Classy (A), Social Life (A), Agility (B)…
▷ Status: Panic, Confused
‘Blessed’ which was given by the elementals was also gone as the elementals left her, and her job naturally changed since her main two skills were gone. From an Elementalist, the higher class version of a Sorcerer, to just a common Archer. It should’ve changed into Princess, but archery that she learned as a hobby when the country was destroyed was chosen as her main specialty. It was a change that could plainly tell us how much the elves had been receiving great benefits from the elementals.
“Elemental friends! Come back~!”
The elementals didn’t come back to Sylvia no matter how desperately she called them.
One of the top five most powerful fighters in Elf Kingdom Elfheim fell to the level of a common soldier in an instant.
The First Elemental said, “I want to take all my kids with us but since my beloved Mr Hero wouldn’t want it, I’ll limit it to only royals. But the elves wouldn’t be able to mobilize us in their personal fights in the future. Mr Hero. Are you satisfied with this?”
“But your expression doesn’t say so though.”
“…There’s something like that.”
It was because I actually saw it in front of my eyes. The sight of a transcendental being taking her power back.
As soon as the First Elemental got all the elementals back, Elf Princess Sylvia became ‘an elf who has nothing’.
It wasn’t just somebody else’s story.
Because if Fantasia’s God took my stats back, I’d be ‘a hero who has nothing’, like Sylvia.
I’d be glad if it ended here.
“Give me my elementals back!”
I mean if only she could just give up neatly.
“Be careful with how you speak, Elfheim’s child. I’m only taking back my kids that I lent you. So if you want to borrow them again, fix your arrogant attitude first.” The First Elemental said to Sylvia in a relaxed drooping posture. What the heck was she doing on top of my head.
“…Please give the elementals back to me. Legendary Miss Elemental.”
“Are you just going to say that while standing upright?”
Sylvia bent her knees easily.
She was a chic elf who needed to be kicked in the shins two or three times before she bent her knees, but she became servile with the elementals as the collateral.
“I beg you. Please give the elementals back to me.”
“I’ll try to consider it if you become my slave.”
“Do you have any complaints?”
“I’ll be your slave if you give me the elementals back.”
“Elfheim’s stupid child. I’ll decide slowly by seeing how you do. You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. What are you going to do?”
“…I’ll do it.”
Elf Princess Sylvia didn’t have any choice. Because if she lost the elementals, the only thing she had left was her royal blood. Sylvia, who had strong pride, couldn’t live a life without elementals. She would become like a living corpse.
It was similar to drugs that she couldn’t quit. Sylvia was caught in a trap she couldn’t get out of. Not only Sylvia, most of the elves were like that.
“Shall I check if you mean it? Stop looking so serious and smile brightly. And dance. Shake your butt and hips. Keep dancing until I tell you to stop. Oh my! What do you care so much about? You’ve been naked all this time! Quickly start, stupid slave. I’ve already given you an order.”
Sieg and Sylvia’s couple fight ended ambiguously like that.
“Huhuhu! Mr Hero. Isn’t it fun?”
“Not at all.” After telling off the First Elemental, I stared at Sylvia, who was dancing naked while forming a forced smile mixed with tears.
I would’ve laughed out loud at her mockingly if it was in the past…
The woman who horribly hated slaves, volunteered to be a slave. She obeyed while enduring all the disgrace and humiliation to get back the elementals that she relied on so much.
It was definitely not just someone else’s story.
It was the future of heroes that were bound up with Fantasia’s stats. I wasn’t an exception.
▶ Worried: Kang Han Soo Student. Isn’t that a very pessimistic interpretation?
Miss Trainee Teacher. It’s totally not.
I’ve already confirmed the possibility through Black Box.
If the God of Fantasia wants to, he can take away my stats anytime he wants to. And he would impose obedience on us with those stats as an excuse.
Elementalism (C) → Elementalism (SS)
Blessed (F)→ Blessed (S)
My skill proficiency raised up sharply as Sylvia’s elementals were crowding me. It was like unintentionally hitting a jackpot, but the supposition that I could end up like Sylvia someday creeped me out.
Though, it didn’t make me want to stop.
I ground in two skills coolly.
Elementalism (SS) → Elementalism (SS)
Then, I discovered a fun phenomenon.
It was that as soon as I sacrificed skill ‘Elemental SS’, which signified elemental sociability, the SS rank skill Elemental regenerated back. It was because my elemental sociability got fixed by the First Elemental. It was a supporting evidence that all the benefits elves had been getting so far were applied to me.
Prodigy (Z)(99%) → Prodigy (Z)(100%)
Prodigy (Z) → Prodigy (ZZ)
I was ready.
▷ Type: Skill
▷ Name: Prodigy
▷ Rank: ZZ
▶ZZ: Reconstructs from the root.
▶Z: Breaking through limits gets a little easier.
▷SSS: Dexterity increases a lot.
▷SS: Success rate increases a lot.
▷S: Skill proficiency increases a lot.
▷A: EXP increases a lot.
▷B: Dexterity increases a little.
▷C: Success rate increases a little.
▷D: Skill proficiency increases a little.
▷E: EXP increases a little.
▷F: Becomes remarkable since childhood
And I was given an option.
▶ Prodigy (ZZ): You, who have been special since you were born, are now able to get out of the cage called race. But even God can’t predict what the result will be. Do you still want to reconstruct from the root? (Yes/No)
PR/N : There is an illustration page for some of the characters, be sure to take a look !
Translator : Gruesomeblue
Editor : Shruggy, Luci