Using Illusions For Practice
Using illusions would be good practice for Luchila as well.
The children were panting as I turned to them.
“Nia, children. An illusion of a strong enemy is about to appear, so I want you all to fight it together.”
“Okay. I’ll do my best!’
They answered enthusiastically. But it didn’t seem like they understood.
Most of them had probably very little exposure to illusions.
I moved away from them and approached the chiefs who were watching.
“Alright, I’m going to do it!”
Just as Luchila said this, her presence suddenly became very thin.
She was using concealment magic.
And then a lesser vampire appeared in front of the children.
Even the chiefs who had been watching leisurely looked shocked for a second. Some even touched their swords.
That’s how good Luchila’s illusions were.
But I said to them,
“Don’t worry. It’s an illusion for practice.”
“What! An illusion? But it is so clear…”
“It’s my apprentice, Luchila’s special skill.”
“I see… I very much thought an actual lesser vampire had appeared.”
“Even Mister Locke’s apprentices are powerful.”
They were very surprised.
“Even after hearing that it is an illusion, it still looks like a real lesser vampire to me.”
“Right? I myself learned to use illusions from Luchila.”
“She taught even you…”
While I talked with the chiefs, the children began to attack the illusion.
In spite of their shock, they quickly moved in to attack.
“Even when they are so young, they are warriors of the beastkin tribe. Their movements are impressive.”
“You flatter us.”
“No, I am not. Now, when they are done, I think I will have Shia train like this as well.”
“You’re going to call out a lesser for them too?”
“No, Shia and Serulis are strong. We will make them fight a lord.”
The chiefs could also hear what Danton and I were saying.
And so they would not be too shocked if a lord appeared now.
Still, I decided to explain it to them.
“When this is finished, I’m going to have a vampire lord illusion appear.”
“A lord. That is…amazing.”
“Only Mister Locke would do such a thing.”
“I’ll let you know when we use illusions next time.”
I did this, just in case a real vampire happened to appear during training.
If they thought it was an illusion, it would delay their response time.
And so it was important that they knew in advance.
Once I told them this, I walked over to Shia and Serulis.
“Shia, Serulis. You two can continue your training when the children are finished.”
“Yes! Thank you!”
“I’ll do my best!”
“You two must work together.”
“Leave it to us!”
They were very excited.
On the other hand, Grulf was still following me as I walked. He would sit down politely whenever I stopped.
This was unusual because he usually could not stop running around.
“Grulf, do you want to train too?”
Eventually, the children were finished.
They had succeeded in defeating the illusion.