Chapter 9 : 《Akashic Record》
「Go ahead, take your seat.」
I was led to the chair in front of the desk by Lunaire.
But then…. Naturally there’s only one chair.
Recalling the hellish scene I secretly peeked at before, I felt that it was better if I treated the unnatural things in this hut as natural. But, there was no way I would sit while the owner of the hut was left to stand alone.
「N-No, I am fine with standing.」
「I will sit on this jewel box.」
Lunaire brought out the treasure box and placed it in front of the desk.
S-So the reason she left this guy alive was…….. to become her chair…. Poor guy.
When I stole a glance at the treasure box, that guy loosened his lips frivolously.
N-No way……! SO THAT WAS YOUR GOAL ALL ALONG, YOU PERVERT BOX!
「Let me sit on the treasure box! Please! I want to try the feeling of sitting on it! 」
「……？ Sure, I don’t mind, but still….」
After I got her permission, I went towards the treasure box.
Before I sat, I saw this fella’s lips warp in dissatisfaction.
I turned around a little and sat after sticking out my tongue towards the treasure box.
「What’s the matter？ 」
「N-No, it’s nothing! 」
I shook my head towards Lunaire.
Lunaire took out a glass of water from another dimension with her magic and sent it floating towards me.
I received the glass of water after bowing to her.
「It’s the matter about your training. Just like I said before, as long as I raise your level to 100, you should be able to leave this place safely as long as I accompany you. Attaining that level will be over quickly as long as I help with demon hunting.」
Yup, as expected, power leveling with the strong helping the weak to raise their level wasn’t impossible.
If everything went well, I could leave this 《Cocytus》 in no time.
「But, you have to learn some basics before we enter that phase. Because your level won’t raise without any contribution during combat. Though I will provide you with a simple weapon, you have to learn how to use it. And that’s including magic, I will start by teaching you the simplest magic.」
「I-I see…. Thank you very much, you’re a lifesaver.」
… Though Nyarlhotep told me that he created this world based on a game and novel, there’s no way it’ll be as lenient as the game where I could raise my level just by being a bystander.
Though the standard “contribution during combat” was rather vague, this is practically a world with ten thousand years of history.
Those Gods most likely wouldn’t be as foolish as leaving any kind of GLITCH, in-game terms, that could potentially topple the very foundation of this world.
Or at least it won’t be on the level where it could easily be found by me.
Even though getting out of my low-level situation was quite troublesome…. Oh well, let’s forget about this annoying matter for now.
I most likely will die as I am now.
I don’t think that I’ll find a demon whose level was low enough for me to kill in this 《Cocytus》.
Nyarlhotep called this place “Inverse Dungeon” after all.
The key to leaving this place safely perhaps lay in the number of levels I will be able to raise.
Until then, I’ll do my best to get along with Lunaire.
Though the current Lunaire seems to be willing to train me, I don’t think that she’ll reap any benefit by prolonging my training.
「Because of your low level, you won’t even be able to make any decent contribution during combat with the demons in this place. I’ll prepare a moderate combat golem to help you with raising your level.」
「T—Thank you very much.」
One of my worries was suddenly solved and that easily.
S-So we can do it in that way too, huh….
Come to think of it, I did see something like a clay doll when I peeked inside a while ago.
Surely, I won’t have any problem finding a suitable opponent for power leveling as long as Lunaire could adjust the strength of my opponent.
「And then….. Please get down from the treasure box for a while. You still have the magical pouch I gave you from before, right?」
Said Lunaire as she got off her chair.
After I got down from the treasure box, Lunaire opened it and took out several things such as ornaments, and a massive book from inside.
「This is？ 」
「Something that I made, or found in this 《Cocytus》. I will give it to you since they’re unnecessary for me. Keep these in your magical pouch.」
I see, surely, many high ranking items were scattered around in this 《Cocytus》.
These items should be useful for me to raise my level.
「That’s right, first…. Let me give you this grimoire.」
She gave me a bulky worn-out pale blue book.
There was a suspicious-looking magic circle painted on its cover.
I received it very carefully.
I asked Lunaire with a simple gesture whether I could open this book, once she nodded, I opened it.
…. That Nyarlhotep should’ve planted the language of this world in my head, but I couldn’t make heads or tails about the content of this book.
After flipping through the book, I finally arrived at the sole page that I could read.
【Akashic Record】《Value ：Legend Tier》
The book that records ALL ITEMS and ALL DEMON RACES in details.
It has the power to let the holder of the book know about the information of something.
It seems 《Akashic Record》 was shown inside of this grimoire.
And I who opened this page seemed to hold this grimoire’s power.
It seemed that I’d arrived at this point since I wanted to know about this book while sifting through its pages.
Lunaire stared intently at my shocked expression.
It seemed that she had given this book to me with foreknowledge since she predicted my shocked reaction to this grimoire’s power.
For some reason, I felt that she wore this satisfied look on her face. Unexpectedly, she was a mischievous lich.
「Is it okay？ This grimoire…. It should be extremely useful for you, Master.」
Though I don’t know how high this “Legend Tier” thing is, it shouldn’t be that low…. Or rather, that sounds like the highest tier in some mobile games.
Its power could potentially destroy the balance of this world.
If this grimoire is as rare as I imagine, it was easy to imagine that I could live a very comfortable life without any kind of worries by selling this grimoire.
「For you who was sent to this kind of place without any prior knowledge or weapon, that grimoire is what you need the most.」
My eyes opened wide when I heard her say so.
Though I’ve my prior suspicions, this person… really just wanted to help me regardless of loss and gain or what she proclaimed as “Out of interest”.
Though there’s no shortage of people who’ll help others without any significant loss to themselves, the kind of people who readily gave something as valuable as this grimoire was almost non-existent.
「I-It’s not like I need that grimoire anyway, I know about most of the items and demons after all. That 《Akashic Record》 isn’t that valuable to me.」
Lunaire added so, with a flustered face, when she guessed what I wanted to say from my expression.
W-Why in the world do you want to hide your kindness that much?