“So, what you want to know is about the rainbow skills. All right, I’ll tell you.”
The young vampire who called herself Scarlett beckoned us with a little bit of a smile.
We obeyed silently and Scarlett smiled contentedly and sat down in her chair.
“Hmmm. I see you’ve already got four rainbow skills.”
Four? Is that a misnomer?
No, you’re probably looking at it wrong. I’ll correct that.
“You’ve got it all wrong. I’ve only got two.”
It’s Level Reset and Peerless.
That’s all I see in the status panel.
Even if you say you can see through anything, I might not expect much from you.
However, Scarlett snickered at me for saying so.
“It’s just that you don’t see it in your status panel because you didn’t get it in a original way. But I’m sure you’re feeling the effects, just not seeing them.”
You didn’t get it in a original way? You’re feeling the effects?
“Wait, this is this is too confusing for my brain to follow. Could you elaborate a little more?”
“Oh, dear. What a lousy man you are.”
Scarlett huffed and sighed and began to speak in a troublesome manner.
“The only way to get the original skills, including the rainbow ones, is to ‘interfere’ with the skill crystals. You’ve got two of them, Level Reset and Peerless. You obtained them by interfering with Lisbet’s skill crystal and Nina’s Yuresh’s skill crystal, right?”
“Oh, yeah. Yeah.”
“There is another way to learn the rainbow-colored skills other than the original way. It’s called ‘coexistence’ with the skill crystal. In other words, you were in the vicinity of the Skill Crystal.”
“By coexisting with the skill crystals for a certain period of time, you have unknowingly acquired two rainbow-colored skills. It’s just that they’re not reflected in your status panel the way they should be.”
I hear the words and look at Earlv’s skill crystal.
I can’t believe I’ve already mastered other two of them in an unknowingly by being with this thing.
“Oh, I’m afraid it wasn’t this skill crystal. The one you’ve been coexisting with.”
“You can only learn one rainbow-colored skill from a single Skill Crystal.”
I can only learn one rainbow-colored skill from one skill crystal!
“Think back carefully. Wasn’t it when first time you acquired the rainbow skill as you interfered with that skill crystal?
“Now that you mention it.”
Indeed, the skill I gained when I interfered with the skill crystal possessed by Earlv from the second time onward was that of gold.
“One crystal, one skill. That’s the relationship between skill crystals and rainbow-colored skills. So, back to the other two, which you are not aware of, are learned by coexisting with another Skill Crystal.”
I hear those words and I remember the past.
But I’ve only seen the skill crystal twice, during the skill development ceremony and when I met Earlv.
When? When was the last time I coexisted with a Skill Crystal?
I’ve heard that skill crystals come in all sizes. For example, if the ring that someone in the Zweig family wore was actually a skill crystal. …… if that the case I think it would make sense.
“By the looks of it, you don’t seem to have noticed. It’s not surprising, though. You normally don’t.”
“You normally don’t ……, so does that mean it was cleverly hidden or that someone was planning to keep me from knowing?”
“No. You simply didn’t recognize it as a Skill Crystal.”
I don’t know more and more.
Forget it. I just need to ask her directly.
“I surrender. Give me the answer.”
“Rejected. That’s not interesting if you surrender so fast.”
Heard my words, the young vampire immediately says so.
And does it matter to be interesting and not interesting?
“Is that important here?”
“That is important.”
That does matter, it seems.
“No, no, no. You can’t do that to me after I’ve come this far. You can’t be mean to me!”
“You can’t force me to do something I don’t like. You’re a stubborn man.”
“Can’t you at least give me a hint?”
It was hard if there were no hints at all.
I just want to pull out a little bit information.
Scarlett thought about it for a while, and then agreed that it was just a hint.
“The rainbow-colored skills you get from the skill crystals are fixed. If you look at the skill, you can tell from which skill crystal it was acquired. Your skills come from the skill crystals of Dyanne and Logimel. Here’s a hint.”
“Dyanne and Logimel!”
Then, Earlv, who had been listening silently until now, changes her expression.
“Isn’t that the name of the country that was previously destroyed by Lisbet!”
Scarlett nodded coyly.
I know about that, too.
Because the one who was leading the war against those two countries was a person named Bolganov Zweig, who received the king’s order, a man who was my father.
When I was a kid, he was always getting drunk and telling me stories about that time in his life. I had a good friend in Logimel who was a good friend of mine, and that’s when I started to hate my father more and more. Honestly, it makes me sick to remember it now. But, I see, it’s almost like giving an answer than a hint.
“That skill crystal is in my father’s possession, isn’t it?”
Scarlett neither affirms nor denies.
Until now, anything rebuttal has been met with negativity, so this looks like a very good affirmation.
Earlv is surprised to hear my words, but I’ll explain later.
Right now, our priority is getting information out of Scarlett.
“‘Next question. Tell me the names and effects of my two hidden skills.”
The hidden two. I don’t mind if they stay hidden, but I’d at least like to know about their effects.
“That’s the problem.”
Hmmm, hmmm, Scarlett thinks.
“Did reject it because it wasn’t interesting either?”
“I wish I could say that, but it wouldn’t make any difference if you knew now or later.”
Scarlett muttered with a look that said she had no choice after a few seconds of worry.
“Alright. I’ll tell you about that.”
Then she tells me the names of my two hidden skills.