“For now, let’s just say I’m not the enemy.”
“‘……. Do you expect me to believe you under these circumstances?”
Currently I’m on top of her, holding back her resistance.
“If I unbind you, you’ll probably just run away. I need you to be patient while I get you to listen to me.”
I told her to be as calm as possible.
She thought about it for a moment, then sighed huffily.
“So what is your purpose? I don’t think you’re a member of the Lisbet soldiers.”
“It’s the one that’s hanging from your neck.”
The small jewel that was lowered from her onto the pendant. That was exactly what the Skill Crystal was.
“Is it money? Well then, how much are you asking for?”
“No, it’s not about the money.”
“… That means you really know the power of this, right?”
As expected of royalty. I’m sure she knew about the hidden function of this too.
Skill Crystals are known to be a way for children to develop skills at the age of 10.
Therefore, it is a general idea that there is no more use than that, but in fact, there is one more special function.
It’s called ‘adding skills’, something that normal people rarely use.
Why is this never used by normal people?
In order to add skills, you need something called SP. It takes 100 SP to add one skill, and this SP is added by one for each level change. In other words, you can use this function only when you reach level 100, and in a world where even the Knights of the Lisbet Kingdom are level 40 on average, there are not many cases where this function is used. That’s why the only people who know about this function are the royalty or clergy who are supposed to have it in each country.
So how do I know all this? It was a few years ago, when I was known as Child of Gid. My father, who had a promising future for me, told me about it. He told me that if I continued to increase my level and reached 100, I would be able to have two skills.
That’s why I was able to realize 5 years ago. The potential of this skill of mine called level reset.
“Then I can’t give it to you.”
She gave me a stubborn look and squeezed the skill crystal on her chest.
I don’t want to take it from you, I only want to borrow it once.
“How can I make you believe me?”
She took my words and showed a slight pretense of thinking.
Then, with a huff, she opened his mouth.
“Would you like to be my slave?”
I can’t help but ask back at the outlandish idea.
“So I was wondering if you’d like to be my slave. ……”
“No, I heard that. I meant, are you insane? Asking me that kind of thing.”
Slaves are generally considered to be criminals or their relatives. With a few exceptions, becoming a slave is like saying publicly that you have committed some kind of crime in the past. That’s why I was treated like a slave in Zweig. It’s not that I committed a crime.
“I’m ashamed to say that I have no one to depend on now. If you become my slave, you cannot betray me, as I hold the power of life and death in my hands.”
“I see. So you need someone who will never betray you.”
“Yes. I need a companion now. Even if it is a bandit.”
Who are you calling a bandit? I guess it’s about me.
Given the circumstances, it was inevitable that she would be misunderstood as such, but her words about not betraying me were a little disturbing.
And from my point of view, this was still an attractive proposition.
First, for one thing, I’ll be able to use my skill crystals at any time. And the other is that I’ll have a friend who won’t betray me either.
A slave’s master can only punish a slave when they go against the master’s will in a major way. In other words, as long as you don’t betray her, I can’t be betrayed by her either.
“All right, that’s good. You royals know how to make a contract, right?”
“Yes. I had to learn it the hard way.”
I think it’s ironic that the world is the way it is now.
I unbuckled my restraints and knelt in front of her as she stood up.
She breathes in quickly and closes her eyes. Then a magic circle began to unfold in front of her.
“I, Nina Yuresh, command you to enslave this man in my name!”
Instantly, the magic circle clings to my neck and I feel the burning heat. At the very least, I wanted it to be branded before the pain returned.
A few seconds later, the pain receded. It seems that the ritual of the contract is over.
“It’s done. Um, I’m sorry for enslaving you, but are you sure you were okay with it?”
She asks me with an apologetic look on her face.
“It’s my choice, you know. So can you please let me use the Skill Crystal as soon as possible?”
The Skill Crystal is a national treasure. I know that even if you pay for the fall of slavery, you cannot afford it.
“I understand. But if you don’t have about 100 SP, I don’t think it’ll do much good?”
“If you’re using me, you can see my status, right? Check it out.”
Usually status can only be seen by the person themselves.
However, slave servants will be given the privilege of viewing the status of the slaves they are servanting.
As she said this, she opened my status before confidence.
Muscle strength: GG
Physical strength: GG
Magic power: G
Skill: [Level Reset].
She was in raptures. I don’t know which way she meant it, though.
“So I’m at the point where I have about 30 skills to learn.”
“Unbelievable. And I’ve never heard of this skill of yours.”
“We’ll talk about that later.”
I put out my right hand, which meant quickly.
She approached me and quickly held out the pendant around her neck.
I take it, and use it immediately.
Then I get the feeling that something is going to be sloughed off of me. By the way, it seems that what kind of skill you get is completely random and depends on luck. This is the same as the Development Ceremony time.
Gradually, the skill crystal begins to glow. It was a blue light.
Well, I can get 29 more skills, and I thought it would be like this at first, but then the crystal started emitting green light as well. Gradually, it began to glow red, silver, and gold.
It was the same rainbow-colored light as that day.