Chapter 8: [Storage] Skill, Proficiency: 9999/9999 Part 7
“What in the world is going on…?!”
This old man himself is puzzled.
Barvel’s special move earlier blew off and cratered the ground beneath my feet, but this old man is unharmed.
By any stretch of the imagination, it should not be possible.
“You …! What in the world are you?!”
“What? What are you talking about?!”
“Don’t try to fool me! I see! Your old man’s appearance is to catch me off guard, right?!”
“What are you talking about…?!”
In any case, if you’re safe, the game will go on.
The steel sword is broken. I am unarmed. I need to get something out instead.
“Then we have no choice. Mithril sword…!”
This old man reaches down and retrieves the mithril sword from the item box. That is when he realizes…
…My hands are weird.
They are not this old man’s wrinkled hands.
They were young and full of life, but also small and lovely.
In a nutshell, they were a child’s hands.
“Huh? What? A kid’s hand…?!”
That reminds me, my voice doesn’t sound quite right.
“Yes! An old man has transformed into a child!”
Is there a problem with my [storage] skill?!
Usage rate: 21/100%.
List of articles:
Deathcocktrice Feathers: 62
Martial Arts Pendant: 1
Mithril Sword: 1
Rapier of the Silver Knight: 1
Shield of the Golden Knight: 1
Great Axe of the Great Warrior: 1
Other lists :
Life wave: 1
Arm strength: 340
Physical strength: 180
All skills increased by 1.25
“Huh…?! Aside from that, “Life Wave” is on the list…?!”
It also has a status bonus that boosts all of its abilities, and it has been transformed into a young child.
If by chance,
“D-Did you suck my Motion Wave Blast’s energy?! How could you possibly do that?! It’s my signature move!”
Barvel’s surprised guess is most likely correct.
This old man had the same thought.
just like when he absorbed the Deathcocktrice’s feather blizzard.
Until now, I assumed it was a random feather flying by and that it stored the attack because it was an item.
However, it appears that this is not the case.
Even an energy attack, which is not an object, can be stored.
That’s why it’s on the list of “Others” instead of “Items”.
I recall having my skills tested yesterday.
The number of types of objects that can be stored increases (Proficiency: 9999/9999).
This is most likely the mentioned ability.
And it has the effect of [storage].
Status Bonus When Stored:
All abilities have been multiplied by 1.25.
When stored, it rejuvenates into a youthful, vital appearance.
That’s exactly what it means.
This is most likely the power Barvel sucks from the humans he collects.
As a result, it is brimming with human vitality, and [storage] produces a rejuvenating effect.
It’s a morbid thought, but it may be more meaningful than allowing demons to use this energy.
In any case, the [Storage] ability that causes such a phenomenon is a tremendous asset.
“What a load of bollocks this 9999/9999 proficient is…”
If you could even take in the energy attacks of your opponents, wouldn’t you be almost unbeatable?
The only thing you need to be concerned about is the item box’s usage rate.
The usage rate is 21/100 %.
Here is an example of a case in point.
Previously, the usage rate was 1%, with the remaining 99% unfilled.
Even with a proficiency of 9999, this old man’s item box has a massive capacity.
If it had been a normal item, I could have stored more than enough.
The usage rate has increased by 20% since the installation of the “Life Wave.”
This means that if you save energy attacks that aren’t items, the item box will become overloaded.
If the box is overloaded, the attack will be carried out normally.
The damage would then be unavoidable.
“You’re not just any ordinary man, are you?! Are you God’s messenger or God Himself?!”
“Hohoho! Isn’t that a bit of a stretch? Isn’t this old man just a man? He’s just a man who didn’t give up, even when he was almost dead.”
“Then I should make you look dead…! Ahhhh!”
His own “sonic boom” is unleashed simultaneously with two swords.
Two shockwaves slam into me with a loud crash!
―There’s no reason to avoid it!
This old man runs directly into the blast.
The shockwaves distort and disappear just before they touch me.
“What the…?! Another of my attacks is…?!”
Of course, I stored it.
Usage rate: 26/100%.
The “sonic boom” increased by 2.5 percent.
“…I’ll give it back!”
This old man doesn’t stop and shoot the store the sonic boom’!
The shockwave smacks Barvel in the face!
“W-What the hell …?! What is this?!”
Barvel, who was startled and slow to react, was hit by his own “sonic boom.”
Barvel’s huge body is bounced around so much by the shockwave that he crashes into the wall.
“U-Ugh, what a monstrosity…?! This isn’t something that any other hero would do…!”
Then this old man fired a follow-up shot right away!
The golden “Ki-Bullet” is lodged in Barvel’s abdomen.
This old man’s Ki-Bullet, which had been further strengthened by the Life Wave, had become powerful enough to destroy Barvel’s defence.