Chapter 6: A Portion of Absolute Disassembly
「A skill… card?」
After analyzing the card I have in my hands, I speak these words without realizing.
Skill card. I can somehow imagine what this word means. With the result of the analysis, what’s displayed is…
『Skill card ≪Cutting Legs (Slash Kick) ≫』….. Skill < Cutting legs> can be learned.
(TL note: The original skill is ≪斬脚(ざんきゃく)≫)was written on it.
Eh? Can skills be learnt?? Seriously ? Is such a thing really possible? No, I am able to somehow imagine it from the name of the Skill card.
So speaking of 「Cutting legs」, is that the ability that had cut open my belly earlier?
So aa…amazing ………….
「This is better than what I had thought!!!」
By picking up a skillcard abruptly that allows you to learn the skill with immediate effect, I am really troubled in deciding what reaction should I make!! Is it fine if I dance in joy!!?
By doing so, I guess the clever monkey had died a pitiful death thanks to my armpit odor. However, the cards that are dropped is not limited to 「Cutting legs」
「There… are other cards as well?」
I pick up the rest of the cards and analyze all of them. The results that I got from all these skill cards are:
「Skill card ≪Cutting Legs≫」…. Skill < Cutting Legs> can be learned.
「Skill card ≪Moment≫」…. Skill < Moment > can be learned.
「Skill card ≪Super Compounding≫」 …. Skill < Super Compounding > can be learned.
「Skill card ≪Tool Production: Super First-class≫」……
Skill ≪Tool Production: Super First-class≫ can be learned.
「TL note: Was the monkey a legendary crafter?」
「THIS IS SERIOUSLY WTFFF……!」
Iyaa, isn’t this amazing!? Because it’s a skill, you know! I got my hands on skills!!! But, it’s so sudden that it’s troubling.
「….. I wonder how to use this.」
Even though it’s written that I can learn them, I have no idea how to.
What should I do?….While I was deep in my thoughts, the cards began shining brightly all of a sudden.
Emitting intense light, the skill cards became balls of light and entered my body.
「Eyyy!? Somehow, something entered!」
The skill cards disappeared from my hand. The sudden phenomenon surprised me, and a voice in my head called out to me when I learnt those skills.
「Skill ≪Cutting Legs≫ has been learned」
「Skill ≪Moment≫ has been learned」
「Skill ≪Super Compounding≫ has been learned」
「Skill ≪Tool Production: Super First-class≫ has been learned」
I sit down lightly.
I mean.. Out of a sudden, I had learnt numerous skills to the point where there are traces of doubt within me. What should I do when I can’t be honest to myself and be happy about it?
「…. For the time being, let’s confirm it.」
I went on to confirm the skills that I had just learnt.
『Cutting Legs』: Release a slash from the legs. Effective range of slashing is around 10m.
『Moment』: Move at a speed that enemy cannot react. Instantaneous effect but can be used in succession.
『Super Compounding』: Ability to compound. Compounded items have the maximum effectiveness.
『Tool Production: Super First-class』: Ability to make tools. Crafted tools have the maximum effectiveness.
「…….It can’t beee…..」
This is too much of a cheat! This is seriously fucked up!! Can someone like me who lived an ordinary life accept this? Isnt this just spoiling me?!
「…I don’t have confidence in doing it well.」
Will I be okay?
Certainly, inside this dangerous forest, having a cheat skill is reassuring, but I am scared that I will misunderstand this and think that it’s my own power! It may seem weird, but self-destruction won’t be a joke.
「…..I must be careful.」
There was no choice but to say so.
However, 「Super Compounding」 and 「Tool Production: Super First-class」does not seem to pose any danger that I had mentioned before. On top of that, it seems to be really convenient in this area.
Though for some reasons, I had gotten the best version of these skills. I wonder if that means that the clever monkey I defeated was skilled in making tools and compounds. Well, I bet that bottle which contained the 「First-class Medicine」was made by these clever monkeys.
「So they really are smart….」
Why don’t I make some glass? What’s more, I will make it in a bottle form and make it more unreasonable.
「Well if I can take advantage of it, I will work hard and take advantage of it.」
For the time, I make my new goal to master the skills.
「Well…. next is?」
The next thing I hold in my hand is a book. Well……rather than calling it a book, a booklet? 「…… What is this?」
I say without realizing.
In the cover of the booklet is not a character that I have seen written before, but for some reason, I was able to understand the words.
「…… I see. Are these the words of this world?」
Soon, after I noticed the true identity of the characters that are written on the cover of the booklet, I notice that I seem to be able to read the letters and try to write my name in the firm ground.
「Let’s try writing it…」
And I write my name without difficulty. I did it. 「TL note: he says this somehow like a child that succeeded in something like eating all of their lunch.」
Even though my English was no good, I am surprised that I can easily handle these characters I have never seen before.
This, I wonder if it is due to the language comprehension ability that God gave us before the transport.
「Are? Wait, then why doesn’t 「Language Comprehension」 appear in the skills section?
Uhhm….. can it be that 「Language Comprehension」 isn’t a skill, but an inborn talent that can’t be seen?
Maa, it’s not a problem even if I don’t investigate profoundly. Even if it doesn’t appear as the first skill, it isn’t a problem as long as I can use it.
In the end, that’s what I think. No matter what others say, that’s what I think!!!…… I, to whom am I saying this?
「Nhh…what is written on the cover?」
I read the cover of the booklet. What is written is 「Knowledge of the Clever Monkey」 Okay, Knowledge? Of that monkey? Or about that monkey?…………
「Maa…. I will read it.」
I open the booklet.
「The clever monkey is a highly intelligent species that live in high level dungeons. They have great dexterity with their hands. Furthermore they have a lot of knowledge about various herbs and they can compound or make tools. They can understand human speech, but cannot speak it. In tools-making technology and compound techniques, they surpass humanity. And in terms of using tools, they are better than humans.」
「Monkeys are amazing!!!」
I didn’t think that they would surpass humans!? Normally the boundary between humans and animals is how well you can make and handle tools….. It’s difficult for me to grasp the difference between animals and humans. I don’t understand.
But, it can’t be the ability to create a tool better than humanity, but to have the technique to use it!!….
「Iyaaa….Clever monkey, so dangerous.」
I say and turn the page
Then the title is written in big letters on one page and it reads 「Lifetime of the Clever Monkey」.
Suddenly it turns magnificent!?
「…..What is this? Is a document starting?」
So I say as I turn another page.
I start reading it and then I am lost for words. But, it isn’t in a bad meaning, on the contrary, in a good meaning.
「It can’t be. All the experiences of the monkey have been packed into this one book!?」
I continue reading and what is written are the effects of each and every plant and herb, etc., and how to work with them.
Furthermore the plants are possible to collected in the whole area around here. All those places were drawn is the map.
Not only are the plants written about, there are valuable mineral locations marked.
「Seriously, bad…. Too bad!
In the last page was a map with a cross that carefully marks the place of the dead monkey.
「Because I didn’t move from this place where I killed the monkey, it marks my current position?!!」
Because, in this forest that I am currently wandering around, a lot of places to be used as reference points are important.
After reading the booklet, like the skill card, it starts emitting a violent light. Then, again it turns into a ball of light and enters inside me.
The moment the ball of light is sucked inside me, knowledge that was in the booklet before starts flowing in my head.
「The information that suddenly flows in my head…. I can understand everything!!!
Although it’s my own self, I am surprised to remember without difficulty at once all of the obtained knowledge.
This is like the time I learned the skills. In the end, all the knowledge I got is completely mine.
A smile forms without realizing. This … seriously what is it?
First, I kill a demon-like monkey, then I get skill cards I never seen before and all the knowledge and experience of the monkey was in my hands? ….Surely something is wrong. Until then I thought because in my head, a certain word appear.
I know! In that description, it said, 「Obtain all (・・) from the defeated demon.」 That’s why I could make all the knowledge my own!
「Th…then, what are the remaining ball and treasure box…?」
I drop onto my knees where the rest of the defeated clever monkey was and transfer my line of sight to the mysterious sphere and the treasure chest while I muttered.