So that meant the two ores had mixed together as some kind of effect of the mithril. It was the power of mithril, I guess.
And this Cocytus ore. Apparently, it had happened without the help of mithril. So it was done naturally? It must be very rare then.
I was weak to such marketing terms, but this was not the time to jump to decisions. I looked at the third one.
‘Icicle Star – A spear of ice crystal and meteoritic iron. Boosts ice magic attribute.’
It sounded quite interesting, especially the ice crystal.
‘Ice Crystal. What happens when ice ore is exposed to the blue dragon vein. Has the effect of raising the power of the ice attribute.’
I see. Ice ore that has soaked up blue magic. And then we have this meteoritic iron…ore that has fallen from the sky. A spear made from two different accidents…frightful indeed.
“Hmm…it’s going to be a hard decision…”
“You cannot decide then?”
“Woah!? Since when were you here…”
“Since the beginning…?”
She called to me out of nowhere. I looked behind me in surprise to see Daniela standing there and wearing her appraisal glasses. She hadn’t said anything all of this time, so I had assumed she had left to look at something else.
“So I guess you’ve seen what they’re made of? To be honest, I’m not sure.”
“Well, they are all made of rare materials.”
And they were all quite expensive, it seemed. Daniela indicated the price tags with a thrust of her chin.
‘Two-hundred and sixty,’ ‘three hundred,’ ‘three-hundred and fifty.’ I would not be able to buy all of them. Well, I could, but I didn’t want to. While I assumed we would have five thousand in gold soon, there was no guarantee it would be exactly that amount. As someone who had worked the night shift for so long, I wanted to have plenty of money to live on without having to worry. It’s a sad life living with a light wallet…
“There was a saying about getting what you pay for, but these are all expensive. I don’t think there’s much point in basing my purchase off the prices at this point.”
“But being costly is no guarantee of quality. Well, these do appear to be quite good.”
Yes. That’s why I wasn’t sure. I was so unsure that I felt like I was going to get sick.
“Hmm… I don’t know if I want to fully dedicate myself to ice alone.”
The greatsword only had the water attribute. I had tried using Jack of all Trades, Master of None to simulate using other magic with it, but nothing had happened.
“I like the idea of multiple attributes.”
“So that leaves you with either the Blue Frost or the Cocytus Lance.’
A spear made with the power of mithril and a spear made with the power of nature. Hmm. It was a tough decision.
“Perhaps you should try using them then.”
Yes, that was true. You could only tell so much by their names. And so I went to Shiki to ask him about it.
When I went to the counter, I saw that Shiki was inspecting the swords excitedly from every angle. There was no hint of his prior drowsiness.
“Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey, Asagi…! What is this!? This is incredible!”
“Uh, yeah. Well, they’re pretty amazing.”
Not as amazing as your sudden transformation, though.