The Mysterious Magic Tool
Kathe pointed at the spot where she detected the magic and then said to Luchila,
“Luchila. It is around that area.”
“Oh, now that we are this close, I can feel it too.”
“That’s a relief.”
And then Kathe and Luchila searched the place carefully.
“Hmm. Is it this?”
“Oh, it must be. But, what is it?”
“…I don’t know. Some kind of magic tool. I don’t think we should touch it until Locke arrives.”
“Yes… Huh? I’m detecting something strange over here as well?”
Luchila pointed at something else she had found. Serulis looked suspicious.
“Luchila. Don’t you know that that is a lesser vampire corpse?”
“I know that. But there is something strange coming from inside of it…”
“Why don’t you take it apart?”
Shia pulled out a knife and walked towards it, but Kathe stopped her.
“Shia. We must wait for Locke’s arrival.”
“I suppose you’re right.”
And then, a short distance away, Kathe and Luchila inspected the corpse.
“Indeed, you were right, Luchila.”
“Right? Not only is there something inside of the corpse, but there is heavy concealment magic as well.”
“That is very strange.”
As Kathe and the others talked, I, Nia and Grulf arrived.
“So, there are two suspicious objects?”
“Yes. What do you think, Locke?”
“Well, the fact that they are heavily concealed is proof enough. Well, let’s investigate it then.”
“Sorry, Shia, Serulis, and Nia. But could you go and deal with the normal corpses now?”
“Leave it to us!”
“I’ll do my best!”
I left the corpse disposal to the fighters while I began to cast Magic Exploration over the area with the strange corpse.
There was something round that was the size of my fist there. It was made of the Fool’s Stone.
“So, we have a magic tool made of the Fool’s Stone that has also been concealed with several layers of magic.”
“Locke. What is it for?”
“I’ll have to study it a little more.”
“If even Locke can’t tell at a glance… It must be very strong concealment magic.”
Luchila said as she stood next to us.
“They tried to hide the fact that it was a magic tool.”
“Yes, I don’t think I would have noticed it until I got really close.”
“I couldn’t even sense its existence.”