First report: Current Status and The Future Report
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Human race
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It is the weakest race if you simply compared their power with the demon race or other race that live on this continent, but they have a unique feature only the human has, their fast growth in power.
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A god called The God of order Arz grid took a pity after seeing how weak human was thinking a way to give this weak being a way to become stronger.
It was called Level up, it is a feedback that will happen when we kill a creature that as born from the darkness. The energy that they absorb from killing those creatures is much easier to absorb to their body to make it stronger, not just their own body, but the various skill they have also got stronger.
When human born to this world, they are very weak at the beginning. To the point that even an adult man could lose to a child when they fighting each other. If a person not getting stronger by leveling up here, no matter how talented he is, he can’t fight against the army of darkness.
But leveling up in this world is not just to fight the darkness army, if you have a low level here you will have a weak body and almost have no power to do anything. That’s why it’s a custom in this world for parents aiding their own children to level up when their children have become old enough. They need at least level 5 so they can leave normally without any trouble.
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Arz Greed has a secret technique to summon a hero, a human from another world.
Their original world was surprising there was no such thing called ‘Level’. That is why the hero that was called from that place can’t help but become level 1 after coming here.
But unlike the people from this side, they have an astonishing growth speed, a blessing from the spirits or even the holy spirits, but again they only level 1. It makes you wonder did the demon king was an idiot or not, because with that strength even with some low-class demon they could win. That is why they choose us to be the honored companion of hero, with the first tasked was to train the hero to increase his level.
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Todou Naotsugu is not the very first hero that has been summoned here.
The church has been treasuring the hero summoning’s data before this one, and also the one before, and also the summoning that happened a long long time ago, they compiled that data and make a ‘How to summon a hero’ guide.
Inside the ‘guide’, there is also a way to increase the hero level. When a hero summoning was done, that surge of energy will also felt by the demon race. The longer we take time to level up the hero, the bigger the chance for them to send an assassin to kill our hero. There is a record about a hero that was killed by a high-level demon race while still leveling up in the past.
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A person ability was greatly influenced by his talent, while a level up was a reflection of a person hard work. No matter how much talent you have, how creature you killed, no matter how they did it, a person strength will increase by reinforcing their own existence.
On the other hand, killing dozen and dozen of small and weak animal can’t help you get strong. As your level is getting higher, it will get harder and harder to increase it. You need to kill various kind of creature to get their power.
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That is why it is important for us to grade those creatures.
Since the demon king has the evil god blessing, we need a special existence who receive the holy spirit’s blessing and get that person to land a perfect hit to the demon king to damage him, I awfully understand that. So it was meaningless to fight the demon king.no matter how high my level is.
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And LUCKILY, I don’t need to raise ONLY HIS level right from 1. Since beside himself, he has another companion, also low level. They are Remis the magician and Aria the swordsman. Even so, those two come from a good family and has a low enough level, both of them must be a sheltered girl right? I can confidently tell just by looking at those two. Well, even if there will be complaining in the future it will not change what I need to do to them.
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My goal, for now, is making those three people have at least level ten on average.
It was the average power of a soldier, well only around the lower mid level though, but for someone who has the all the blessing from the spirits and holy spirits blessing’s, a hero has some kind of growth correction that can make him the strongest human in this world. Then there are also Rimus, the mage comes from a venerable mage clan. Also Aria, the daughter of the sword king. For these two here there is no way they don’t have any talent with them. And if those two fellows don’t have any talent……. It must be a fraud.
Right now they’re not as strong as me. For me, I’m not someone from some special family lineage nor I have some incredible blessing. And if you look at it from talented person perspective I am the weakest man around, I believe in the long future they will get much higher level than me now, I believe it.
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Oh yeah, I haven’t told you about our current status.
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Rooks-Kingdom is one of the biggest country lead by a human.
80% of the population was a pure breed human, while the rest 20% was demi-human and some intelligent life form that could live coexisting with the human.
Alan Rooks the 18th, grieving after watching the war has spread all over the land and seeing three of his allied country destroyed, he announced policies to subjugate the demon king Chronos, he requested the holy state of Arz Greed teachings to use Arz Greed secret technique, the Hero Summon.
There was a talk about why did he do nothing when the 3 countries were destroyed, but that can’t be helped. It needs an enormous amount of money to donated and also someone who has a lot of authority to request that secret technique to be used. Unfortunately, a human was a creature that still worries that mundane thing even in the face of world destruction.
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The one who responsible for using Hero summoning to summon the ‘Holy Brave’ without a doubt was only the church.
The one who was summoned with this secret technique is not allowed to lose in any way. The hero was blessed by the order god and was promised to always obtain victory in his path, and if once in a hundred chance that person was defeated one way or another———they can just say the god pull out their blessing to cleanse the corruption in that country.
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This was coming from me whom you can say from the church side, but those talks were a bull. If the hero was weak he will die, if the level up too late he will die, if somehow the demon race quickly prepared some countermeasures for the hero he will die. No matter how many blessing a hero have he is not immortal.
However, the scariest part was at least 80% of the human race was a devout believer of the Order God. Religion is a really scary thing. For an example, if there is a country that the church headquarter had an eye on it, joking aside, they can just ruin that exact country. There is some record talking about it in the past.
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And naturally, the life of a hero was the same as the country’s life itself.
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Yes, a sharp sword-like ‘the hero’ was indeed a double-edged sword. Then you can imagine how desperate Alan Rooks the 18th was it makes him used that secret technique? I hope you guys understand it.
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Because of that, there is also a needs to think about how to treat every single hero.
For the current hero, he will get a powerful armor at the end of a difficult journey. A magic tool that will make his travel easier, and will be trained by a first-class martial artist.
And one most important thing he can’t forget——-an excellent companion.
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Fighting against the demon race alone actually was actually something that a hero should do but not recommended by all means.
If we think about it rationally fighting alone was a very hard thing to do.
No matter how many levels a person will get because his enemy will not only just a person but a huge number of it, it will put a hero at a disadvantage. If a person was fighting alone when an accident occurred, whether it was getting paralyzed or poisoned or fall down, there will be no one helping him.
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But the scariest part of fighting alone was——-the loneliness.
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Just keep on fighting alone without anyone to rely on, it will put a lot of burden on our mind.
Even if that person’s ability was one of the best, even if his skill will improve when he is fighting….. A person’s mind will be as brittle as glass. A human can’t still be a human in the midst of a battle. If there is no one lent you their hand in a battle, a human will turn into a demon in a snap. If a hero becomes just an ordinary killer by chance, and if the country can’t stop it, the Rook Kingdom will be labeled as a traitorous country against the god.
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Now, to the main subject.
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How many people do you think should be in a group to fight?
The most used formation is between four to six people in one group.
It was the minimum number of people in one unit, or you can say it as a party, it was to efficiently delegate jobs for each person.
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The vanguard, the magic user, and then…… a priest to heal and support the group.
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It coincided with the three people the country tasked to accompany the hero.
The offense magic user, the one that will become the main damage on the party was named Rimes Al Freudia.
The Mixillion sword style user, the fighter that will become the main vanguard of the team, the swordswoman Aria Lizarz.
And finally, the one who will responsible for the support as the rearguard and also the one that will help them recover and heal after the battle was me. Arz Crown.
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With the three of us doing each of our jobs, this will be very effective.
I am a priest who can heal and give them support, like all kind of barrier or some divine magic, but in contrast, I can’t use any kind of high power spirit magic like Rims, also even though I can somewhat use a sword, it was still amateurish. And because of there is still a large gap in our level, I can still become the vanguard, but because my main job is not actually a vanguard, it made me anxious about the support from now on.
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Among the monsters there are some that weak against a physical attack also there are some that weak against magic attack, so in order to handle both types we need a mage and a swordsman, if we don’t have both of them it will just make it harder to handle the monsters, and if there is no priest to recover the injury, soon there will be no one want to enter the party.
The most popular setting was using 2 vanguards at the front, 1 mage, and 1 priest, but right now the setting was a bit different.
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Toudou Naotsugu, the holy brave.
Someone who has 8 kind of spirit’s blessings and 3 different spirits divine protection, was a rare all-rounder in this world.
The spirits blessing allow him to use offense magic, also his body condition was improved thanks to his divine protection. Perhaps he could even use divine magic just like a priest. If it continues like this with his fast-growing growth, he will be a real authentic ‘hero’ in no time.
He could become the strongest soldier in this world already. IF he is not dead in the middle of the journey.
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Toudou already receives Rook’s kingdom hero’s armament that was summoned before him.
Even though it was as light as a feather, it could strongly reduce the damage from the physical and magic attack, it was called “Freed”.
Then a sword that could slice a rock just like a butter, a sword that could show it’s strength against the monsters, it was called “Ex”.
If a person sells a piece of this equipment, they could just live and play for the rest of their life, it was a treasure that no way a normal soldier could lay their hands on it.
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The previous hero also skilled at using magic—-he was also named as the magic swordsman.
A demon has a high resistance against magic from the very beginning. That is also why a person needs both magic and sword technique when facing against a high-level demon
Toudou probably just like the former hero, as a magic swordsman, he was a first-class vanguard material.
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Next meeting at the inn we were talking about what we should do from now on and our battle formation.
I wonder why did Toudou scowl with his handsome face while listening to what I said.
He crosses his feet and putting his ring between his mouth, but he is not showing any indication of interrupting me.
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Among the current heroes party member, the one with the most experience without a mistake was me. If we are talking about someone with skill, we have Rimus and Aria that was clearly higher than me, but I have my actual experience to be used in this party.
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Rimes and Aria should understand that kind of thing since they both just silently listening to my talking.
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[—-so let’s do it like this, Toudou and Aria will be the vanguard, I will take the middle, and Rimisu as the rearguard, I think it was good enough. I have some stamina despite how I look, so when Aria or Toudou got injured I can replace them at front. Well if we don’t have much time to use recovery magic we can just use medicine there…..]
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At least Toudou has that armor and also a buckler to protect him. In the case of Aria, since she was a child from the sword king himself, her armor was considered good.
If they face against an enemy with an average level of 15, even if they face against them head on, there will no way for them to receive such a serious injury.
The enemy’s level might be a bit higher this time, but each of their equipment was already top class itself. This was also one of the privileges of a hero that absolutely can’t lose.
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After listening to what I said until the end, the hero gives me a little nod.
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[I got what you said. After receiving some training from the knight at the castle I also think I was fit as a vanguard. However ….. ]
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[However?]
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[Normaly a party consisting of 4 to 6 people right? Then, isn’t it okay to put 2 more members into the party?]
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Todou’s unusual black pupil moving all around.
It didn’t see that coming. Despite having such a great power, I never thought he wanted to make more people enter this party.
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Most people will become arrogant after receiving such power. Not to mention, he was someone who doesn’t know what a real fight is. When he was summoned to this world he already received the spirits and the holy spirits blessings, he was supposed to be an overly sharp sword. He even has this almighty feeling with that power.
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I keep gazing Toudou beautiful fingers on top of the table. They were beautiful white fingers. It was just like a finger of a noble who never felt the hardship of doing labor in this world.
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No, it’s different.
I need to change my way of thinking for a bit.
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He is not a soldier. Because he never knows what hardship is, so he needs to move with caution since he will continue fighting against monsters and demon race.
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[I have considered for the other party member, but let’s continue with this 4 people for now.]
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[? Why? Don’t tell me you don’t want other men to enter this party?]
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What the heck is this guy talking about?
Right now I truly wish to change Aria with a soldier with more muscle in his body and with long military experience if possible.
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Even though Toudou’s lips was smiling a bit, but his face not showing a bit sign of laughing at all. Don’t tell me, did he has his guard up against me?
His expression told me he is not joking around, I’m sorry for causing such a discord from the very beginning. We need to defeat the demon king no matter what.
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I combine all my finger and lean back against the chair until I can look up, then I answer his question clearly.
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[Of course, it was different]
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[Then why?]
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[So you can level up efficiently]
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It was one of the reasons why it was recommended for one party to have 4 to 6 people.
After putting some water to his mouth, Toudou letting out a consent voice after hearing my explanation.
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[Aah, I see….So that’s why]
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[Nn? Did my explanation enough, do you need more?]
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I heard the hero’s world before summoned don’t have such a thing as ‘level’ there…
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No, as soon as he was summoned, I heard the hero already training sword and learning basic things inside the castle. Perhaps he already received some information there.
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Leveling up the hero is an urgent business after all.
According to the inside info from the church, the demon race could detect the hero summoning after a month, or so they say.
It hasn’t past a week since the summoning done, I know that we pressed for the time but, I think I need to confirm how much info does she receive.
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With self-satisfied face, the hero looks at my face.
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[When we kill a monster their experience point will enter us, human, right? That is why the more people we have in 1 party the more inefficient it became, am I right?]
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His expression showed us that he is confident in his answer.
Rimes look at me and Toudou alternately showing confusion on her face.
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[?….Experience….point? What was that?]
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[…….Eh?]
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Experience point, experience point.
Never heard that word before, but I think I can make a hypothesis from there.
Looking from the context, it seems a person will get the monster they killed.
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Even Aria showed us such a stern expression while linking her own arms.
No, I think it’s not a stern expression, I think it was her natural face.
With how she placed her hand in front of her chest, it emphasizes her already big chest and makes me have a bit of trouble where should I see here.
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I slowly shift my eyes to see towards Toudou. It’s not like I saw her chest or anything.
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[If there is nothing you wanted to ask anymore…..]
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[Eh!? Aren’t we leveled up because the experience point we get !? So it’s not like a game at all]
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It seems there is something similar to Level in Toudou’s world.
As if she felt the glance, Aria glare at me as if her glare could kill me, after clearing my throat I continue what I said.
[It was different. In this world when a person kills a monster their soul—-their power of existence got absorb and it made us could level up. There is no such thing as experience point here. Well, I somehow understand what you are trying to say though…..]
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[Power of……Existence?]
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Toudou looks bewildered, I guess he needs to get used hearing it later.
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[Yes. when you kill a monster, you can think about it like this, when you kill a monster, part of it will become one with you. When a person absorbs a certain number of it, their level will go up—-your stats will greatly increase after you leveled up. I believe when Toudou has reached level 15 you will also feel it by yourself,,,]
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However, even if it was only 1 level difference, your body can feel the difference,
Of course, if you train your own body you can also make it stronger, but the difference between level up and not just like heaven and earth.
It was as if you become a different entity altogether. That is why when we kill a monster we call the thing we absorb from them the power of existence.
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[Yeah, it definitely made my body lighter….but isn’t that no different than experience point?]
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The hero seems like not convinced with what I said, he is trying to seek more answer to me.
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[Well, well simply heard there is no difference with the thing you said before, but besides what you heard there is a very large difference between them.]
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[…..A large….. Difference…..? What is it?]
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I just look at him with my most intimidating look, I have trying to EXPLAIN about the basic of leveling up, then, I also EXPLAIN the reason why we can’t accept more member for now.
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[The power of existence… will not divide. It will be only given to the one who kills it.]
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To sum it up, even when you are in a party, only the one keep killing the monster will level up.