Chapter 14 :Demon Eater Sword
I raised the magic sword, into the air.
「Amazing…. But, can I really check its status with 《Imu》? I’m a bit curious about the result.」
「The mana level of the demon core is far higher than us, after all.」
『.I’ve once heard that to compensate for Imu’s limitation, knowledge can be acquired to understand the item if the user’s level is too low. This mistress, who has been living for over 10,000 years, has a myriad of knowledge that is incomparable to humans. Try to examine again by using me this time. 』 [TL : The use of 《Imu》 was extremely restricted by the difference in Level between two parties, for example : A Level 13 adventurer couldn’t see the status of Level 40 adventurer. But it was possible to supplement those differences with knowledge.]
Come to think of it…. I’ve heard before that the Wisdom God 《Imu》 who created 《Imu》 was the enemy of demons.
After hearing her remarks, I guess the demons weren’t blessed with the ability to use 《Imu》.
I immediately settled into a stance with my magic sword to try her idea.
Beelzebub’s Demon Core that was buried in the crossguard of the magic sword shone, followed by a small magic circle that formed at the tip of the sword.
【《Demon Eater Sword; Bersera [D] 》】
【An Archdevils’ Demon Core was used in its creation. 】
【It’s a versatile Magic Sword that’s compatible with all elements which thus enables the user to use magic of all elements. 】
【However, the sword is not yet able to demonstrate the true power of an Archdevil’s Demon Core.】
…. As expected, it was regarded as a D-ranked magic sword.
The most important things about the magic vessel was the harmony between the magic core and its battle bone which are the main materials.
So, assuming that Beelzebub’s Demon Core was higher than A-rank and the battle bone of Fang was D-rank, combining the two together would result in the overall rank being dragged down as well.
But, as expected of Archdevil Beelzebub-sama.
I mean, a magic vessel that’s compatible with all elements was stuff that only came from legends.
It was normally called a versatile magic vessel just by having affinities with three elements.
Though there’s a rumor that says one of the four generals was in possession of a magic vessel that was compatible with all the elements. However, that literally made me the only person who was in possession of an all-round magic vessel.
【The Blade of Gluttony has the ability to steal the power of the enemies that are cut by the sword and the power is transferred to the sword’s wielder. 】
Eating the enemy’s…… power?
『Yup…. This sword inherited my unique power.』
The 《Imu》 that I invoked with Beelzebub’s help seemed to have allowed her to see the same information as I.
I mean, she showed a reaction when that particular trait appeared from 《Imu》.
Magic Vessel : 《Demon Eater Sword; Bersera [D] 》
《Devil’s Ego [–] 》《Ancient Knowledge [A] 》《Gluttony’s Edge [–] 》
Compatible Attributes ：
《Fire Element》《Water Element》《Wind Element》
《Earth Element》《Darkness Element》《Light Element》
Compatible Magic :
《Tulpa [Spirit Creation Magic]・Mid [C] 》《Curse・Mid [C] 》
《Attack [Emission Type Magic]・Low [E] 》《Summon・Low [E] 》
《Poor’s Blade Popo》’s status enhancement couldn’t even be compared with this.
To make matters worse, after confirming that the sword has affinity with all six elements, I could also use various magic with the new sword.
Except for Imu, the magic system was divided into ten elements. Theoretically, a versatile magic vessel should be compatible with all ten elements. Yet, in actuality, the widely known versatile magic vessel was only compatible with three elements and that’s already extremely rare to the point that someone like me can only dream about having one such.
『….. Alchemy isn’t included in my expertise but it seems Paradox [Space-Time Magic] and support magic aren’t included. This can’t be helped, you’re using a weakling like Fang as the materials after all. Well, I guess you can ask the girl to forge a better sword later. Just be patient with this crude sword for now.』
….. Despite my deep admiration, it was apparently a sub-par creation for Beelzebub.
Her complaints kept going on and on.
I used 《Imu》 again to see the details of the special skills.
【《Devil’s Ego [–] 》 ：A devil’s ego is residing in this sword. 】
【《Ancient Knowledge [A] 》 ：Endowed the sword with knowledge from the ancient era. It greatly contributed to the effect of 《Imu》. 】
… These two seem to be normal.
The problem was, the third one.
【《Gluttony’s Edge [–] 》 ： Enables the user of this magic sword to steal either 《Battle Art》, 《Magic》, or 《Inherent Skill》 from the opponent by loading the owner’s mana into the blade to cut the opponent. 】
If this explanation was correct then, this sword was an extremely terrifying weapon.
「C-Can this sword really… Do that? 」
I unintentionally muttered after I saw the result of that appraisal.
I do think this power could potentially break the balance in the middle of a battle.
『It’s possible because whether they’re a Devil or an animal, both are nothing more than a lump of meat with a spiritual body that has odo circulating in them. Odo acts like fuel. I can learn their skills by eating the odo from their body. This is the main reason I became the Ruler of the Seven Deadly Sins in the Spirit World, 《Orgol.》』
…… Although I often forget this fact since Beelzebub herself was quite an easy going person, I realized again that she was a terrifying Devil, one of the Rulers of the Seven Deadly Sins.
And the skill in this sword, once again, reminded me of that fact.
That reminds me, am I really worthy enough to fight alongside this Archdevil.
『Fufufu, what do you think? Scared of this mistress’s power? 』
Beelzebub asked as if she was teasing me.
I closed my eyes and pondered over how to answer her.
『Fufufufu, come to think of it, you’re just a small fry porter.』
Beelzebub’s voice directly resounded in my head.
Yes. I wanted to become stronger.
Underpaid work, currying favor to get a job, and can’t even talk back when almost killed.
I’ve had enough of that kind of life.
「No, I….. Am happy that you have such wonderful powers.」
『Hoo, nice guts you got there. This might be you acting like a big-shot.』
Beelzebub said as if to tease me again.
「…. What do you think, Dean? Will you use that magic sword? If it’s not to your liking, I can dissolve it again and reforge another one for you….」
「Thank you for your consideration, Mani. This is an extremely powerful sword.」
…. As long as I have this magic sword, I’m sure that I would be able to return my debt of gratitude to Mani.
Devil or Demon Beast, I’ll hunt them down, take their magic core and battle bone and sell it for money. In so doing, I might be able to leave the slums with Mani.