Chapter 26: Aria’s Weakness
「What was that skill just now, Vulcan-san……….」
After finishing off the last goblin.
Aria is asking such a question.
「The one I used just now was a “Derivate” of my blacksmith skill which enable me to put various elements to my armament, 《Ennya~n[TL : Enchant]》! 」
「I see, a “Derivate” skill huh」
Just as mentioned before, the type of the skills people have are………. The skill that was possessed since birth. Skill that was gained from magic scrolls.
……. Those two type.
But, there are exceptions.
One of those was the derivate skill used by Vulcan just now, 《Enchant》.
Derivation skill is a branch skill that appeared after long years of use but it’s actually a more optimized and evolved form of an inherent skill.
In Vulcan’s case, she has a blacksmith skill but, it then evolved into a battle skill due to evolution.
（I see. She’s using a battle hammer in armed combat, and the derivate skill, 《Enchant》 for barehanded combat……. This might be the reason why Vulcan is a C-ranked adventurer huh……..）
After looking at Vulcan’s capabilities.
Now Tama can understand the reason why Arnold gave a GO for this commission.
And then, right at that time……..
『BUHIIIIIIIIIII————! ! 』
A pig-like cry. A human shaped pig monster, an orc appeared.
「We have understood your capability, Vulcan-san. Now, take a look at our power. Let’s go, Tama! 」
「Nyan! ! 」
Holding back Vulcan who was about to use her battle hammer, Aria went forward. Tama is also filled to the brim with fighting spirit. Vulcan’s battle style has lit a fire in his heart.
「《Acceleration》！ ! 」
Aria’s accelerating. She’s appreciating Vulcan who goes out of her way to form a party with them.
For that sake――
「What do you think, Vulcan-san？ 」
Aria is wiping the sweat on her forehead. But then, right under her feet………….. Is the corpse of an orc. Her knife is pierced thoroughly into the orc’s eye. Just like last time, when an opening is created by Tama, she uses that opening to stab her knife into the eye of the orc.
「Terrific, that was fast. I heard the rumors about it but………….. I never expected that Aria-chan’s inherent skill, 《Acceleration》 is so terrifying nya~♪, moreover Tama’s covering fire was nothing less than perfect! 」
Vulcan is giving her honest impression after seeing Aria’s speed.
Aria’s expression is turning brighter after hearing praise from a higher ranked adventurer.
「But, you still have long way to go with your combat style nya~n」
Vulcan said so with a serious expression.
「Long way………. To go? 」
「Nyu~are right. Your attack is fast but, your movements are extremely simple and linear. You’ll be okay if you only fight monsters like goblins or orcs but, it won’t work against the monsters who have achieved a certain level of wisdom like minotaurs nya」
（Hou. Miss Vulcan noticed my master’s weakness huh）
Tama is silently admiring Vulcan after hearing her words. And he felt grateful to her for pointing that out.
Aria owns a superior inherent skill called 《Acceleration》, thus she has developed the habit of rushing in at her fastest speed in order to make the full use of her speed.
Though there’s nothing better than fast speed in normal cases, she is using almost zero feints except for the times when she uses her throwing knives. Moreover, the so called feint by using her throwing knives is just too simple.
This is the reason for her desperate situation in the duel against Kassman a while ago.
（Even if I can support my master, I couldn’t give advice to her since I can’t talk. But, as long as miss Vulcan is there……….）
In short, he’s truly grateful for her.
「It’s decided nyan! Since I formed an adventurer party with Aria-chan, I’m going to use this chance to beat the basics into you! 」
「Really! ? T-Thank you very much! I want to become strong! ! 」
Aria is replying vigorously to Vulcan proposal. Because Aria yearned to reach the height of the one who saved her life in the past―― The Sword Saint. Thus becoming even stronger is her highest priority. So that reaction might be just natural.
（Nya~. I might be lucky meeting such a fine comrade nya♪, this is the first time I have met someone who is so serious about improving herself!）
Vulcan feels delighted inside looking at Aria’s appearance.
If it’s this girl, she might be able to reach the same height as sakura, her previous comra―― No, Aria might reach an even greater height.
「In that case, there’s an appropriate monster on the next floor which is suitable for your training nyan」
Saying so, Vulcan’s lips form into a smile.
For some reason Aria felt an indescribable chill running down her spine seeing Vulcan’s smile.