Episode 217 Magical Decision
―A new effect of the active skill 《Absolute Calculation》 is derived!
Jaehyun’s eyes widened at the system sound he heard.
New effects derived from absolute arithmetic?
‘Absolute arithmetic was already a sufficiently fraudulent skill… … ?’
Jaehyun scratched his head and turned his eyes to the message window that popped up.
In his opinion, the effect of absolute arithmetic was already ridiculous.
A skill that can break all magic with magical power?
It was something I couldn’t even put a price on. In a skill that already has such an effect, where the hell is there a corner to strengthen?
However, the question of reappearance was immediately resolved.
―Displays updated skill information.
Name: absolute arithmetic
Grasp the structure of magic calculations and destroy them.
*Only with magic whose structure is known, the ceremony can be dispelled without consuming mana.
1. Reverse the magic, transform it into a formula, and destroy it.
2. Magic that is destroyed by 《Absolute Calculation》 consumes different horsepower depending on the rank.
A line was added to the original skill description.
Jaehyun’s eyes widened when he saw this, and astonishment slowly poured out of his mouth.
‘It doesn’t consume mana… … ?’
I really couldn’t help but open my mouth. No matter how much the effect was applied only to skills that he knew the structure of, this was a great innovation.
You can nullify magic without spending magic.
To put it simply, it meant that Jaehyun would not be harmed by any magic if he learned the arithmetic formula of all existing magic.
Even without consuming mana at all.
‘Of course, it’s impossible to learn all the equations… … In any case, it cannot be denied that its usefulness is certain. It’s a huge effect.’
As Jaehyun nodded in satisfaction, he heard Nidhogg’s trembling voice.
[really… … Did you cut my attack without knowing that it was a magical grain?]
Jaehyun couldn’t help but give the same answer as before.
“… … therefore. Do you want me to explain what it is?”
“No matter how much I do, it hurts to hear the same thing twice.”
Hearing Nidhogg’s words, Jaehyun frowned.
However, Nidhogg seemed to have no intention of picking up words. Because she didn’t quite understand what she saw just a moment ago.
What Jaehyun has done is beyond the category of genius. Perhaps it was only natural that Nidhogg reacted violently.
[Loki… … How on earth did you choose such a guy as your adversary… … .]
At that time, Jaehyun’s ears heard a refreshing system sound.
―I succeeded in gaining recognition from Nidhogg.
―You have cleared the subquest 《Nidhogg’s Fang (Enhancement)》.
* * *
Among the members of the Van Aesir Alliance, a legendary dragon said to possess phenomenal power.
He had lived a long time and had little experience meeting his match.
Unlike Fafnir, he was a dragon from birth. Inevitably, it was overwhelmingly stronger than the others.
Except for Loki, no one could guarantee victory in a one-on-one battle with him.
Thanks to that, he felt bored.
No matter who I fought, my heart never pounded, so it was understandable.
Loki, who was at least a match for himself, was also in a situation where he could not move due to the first Ragnarok.
It was frustrating for him.
Just like that, 10,000 years passed.
End of Hell in Nastrond. While protecting Hvergelmir, he saw countless rotten humans and fought them.
But it wasn’t pleasant at all.
To him, who was already on the 5th stage of divine liberation, humans were more than just pyramids.
That’s how he lived his life with his sense of self-righteousness covered.
But just a moment ago, Nidhogg’s eyes flashed.
It is because the ability of the opponent was more than he thought.
‘The guy saw the ‘grain of magic’. This is only possible for those with divine powers, and those with a 3rd level of liberation or higher.
The adversary did just that.’
To put it simply, it was the flow of magical power itself.
After he finished thinking, he slowly opened his mouth while looking at Jaehyun.
[I will explain the texture of magic. Of course you know about runes and magic, right?]
“Rune words are letters, and magic is a phenomenon that is manifested as a continuous combination of runes. is not it?”
Jaehyun’s Nidhogg nodded.
[right. Magic is like a story. To put it simply, runes are letters. Magic can be seen as a complete book.]
book. It was an apt analogy.
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If there is only one letter, it cannot be a story. However, if there is a continuous flow of this, it will exist as a full-fledged story.
Jaehyun sincerely admired Nidhogg’s analogy.
But the doubts didn’t go away.
“But why are you giving me a fundamental explanation of magic now?”
[If a scene from a book is ripped apart, can the book retain its value as a story?]
“… … I get what you mean.”
Jaehyun was shocked as if he had been hit in the head with a hammer.
Nidhog was on.
[The same goes for magic. adversary.
Let me ask you one thing. A moment ago, when you cut my breath, what did you see there?]
Jaehyun groped for the situation a while ago and continued slowly.
“… … I could see the tangled threads of magical power.”
[And you cut that knot?]
Jaehyun was able to quickly grasp the meaning of his words.
[That is the grain of magic. The act of cutting the tangled knot you saw in the flow of magical power. This was an act of tearing the book and making it lose its value as a story.]
“That’s why the magic was dispelled.”
I nodded in agreement, and Nidhogg frowned.
[…] … Is that all? Any other reactions?]
Jaehyun shrugged his shoulders in embarrassment.
Why are you reacting like that?
Did your pride get hurt in the battle a moment ago?
[after… … You don’t seem to know, so let me explain. What you just did, even if it was a god, couldn’t be done easily.
Most of them do not even see the grain of magic.]
Jaehyun did not immediately understand.
It is true that he has attained a good rank, but he has not yet reached the point where he can stand against God.
Judging from its simple destructive power, reproduction is still in its infancy.
However, Nidhogg seemed to have a different idea.
[Of course, God is strong. I have a deeper level than you. However, this is an innate realm. It is innate from the beginning.
But you are different. Recognizing the grain of magic in the subject of building a human body… … This is something no one can easily see.]
“Is this about that much?”
[As far as I know, only two beings have been able to see the grain of magic so quickly.]
Jaehyun raised his head involuntarily at his story.
A shocking name sprang from Nidhogg’s open mouth.
[Odin and Loki. You reproduce the achievements they made in the past here and now.]
* * *
Odin and Loki.
Jaehyun kept coming in until now right after returning the two names.
Odin as something to be killed.
Loki as the leader of the Van Aesir.
‘Because the names of the two gods cannot be omitted from Ragnarok.’
The cause of Ragnarok in the myth that people are well aware of was Loki.
As a result, a war began, and many gods met their end.
Of course, there will be distortions in this too.
However, one thing was certain, that these two gods played a pivotal role in Norse mythology.
‘Hella said it too. I have a talent comparable to that of God. It was a story that I heard with one ear at the time, but… … .’
I couldn’t help but believe it now.
After a while.
As the dust cleared, I heard Hella and Papi rushing towards Jaehyun.
Poppy flapped her wings and flew into his arms, while Hella crossed her arms and looked Jaehyun up and down.
“Ha, I can’t believe what I did, but… … Nidhogg is right.
As I said before, Jaehyun’s talent is at a level that is not inferior to God’s at all.”
“If you give it too much space, it will become a habit.”
Even Hella said so, but Jaehyun wasn’t shaken.
Talent. Jaehyun was well aware of the false part of this sweet word.
‘Talent misleads many people. No matter how splendid you have, you have to polish it. Then it’s just a raw stone.’
It takes effort to bloom.
Jaehyun wasn’t the type to be swayed by the stories around him, and he had a personality that couldn’t be lazy on his own.
[Amazing… … How could you react to my praise like that?]
Nidhogg said while looking at Jaehyun with interest.
Jaehyun turned his shoulder and looked up at him, probably feeling stiff from the battle earlier.
He had something to ask for.
“… … It’s hard to wait.”
He smiled and put his hands in his pockets.
“Weapon strengthening. Won’t you?”
[…] … I forgot. ha ha ha! good. I’ll do it right away, so put your weapon on the floor for a while.]
At Nidhogg’s words, Jaehyun obediently put down Nidhogg’s fangs.
Nidhogg motioned for a moment, asking Jaehyun to step back.
As Jaehyun silently stepped back, he lightly raised his mana.
Along with the sound, the magic power that existed in the surrounding air rushed into the dagger.
Nidhogg’s fangs stay with enormous divinity, and the sword’s appearance slowly begins to change.
Jaehyun gulped and glared at him.
―Enhancement of the artifact «Nidhogg’s Fang» has been successful!
―The rank of 《Nidhogg’s Fang》 will be upgraded to 《Myth》!
The magical power surrounding the artifact on the floor dissipated, slowly revealing its interior.
The cloth was firmly attached to the hilt, and the black blade, which was originally black, was tinged with a mysterious blue light.
At its center, a purple crack radiated light like the eyes of a demon.
‘Just looking at it, it seems like it’s a high-grade item.’
Jaehyun thought so and saw the dagger rising from the floor.
Nidhogg’s fangs rose in the air and flew in front of Jaehyun before he knew it. Jaehyun stretched out his hand and lightly gripped the sword.
‘The length of the blade or the overall grip did not change significantly. Rather, it’s a good thing.’
If the form changes a lot, it will take time to adapt in many ways.
Jaehyun decided that the current structure was just right.
Its basic attack power increased by more than 1.5 times, and it was good in many ways because it could continue to be used where it had been used so far.
[Haha, do you like it? I tried to strengthen the weapon with my strength!]
said Nidhogg, arrogantly.
Jaehyun took a step forward, ignoring Nidhogg’s excited voice.
“But I mean.”
“Don’t you think the reward is too small for the difficulty of the ordeal I took?”
[…] … what?]
It was at that moment that Nidhogg panicked.
Jaehyun raised his mana and looked at Nidhogg with an expression that he didn’t understand.
Then, a message popped up.
―You can learn new skills.
―Use one blank card.
―Passive skill 《Poison Dragon’s Sadism (Myth)》 has been registered in the second socket!
In an instant, Nidhogg, who had his skill stolen, burst out of his nose.
It was something he would only do when he was really upset.
“Because I am the one who takes care of my share.”
“Then I’ll take it well.”