EPISODE 219: Spirit
Ooh～ It’s been half a year! I thought that I could keep it updating it properly everyday but I’ll still try my best in exerting myself from now on!
I want to do a popularity ranking sometime～
“Well, I said ‘meet’, but we’ve always been together……”
Correct . The spirit Hiiro’s referring to is the perverted butler and his comrade, Silva Plutis, who’s with him for more than half a year at least .
“I see, I thought so as I saw him from Shishi in the duel arena……”
He held a conflicted face for some reason .
(It seems that something happened between them)
I heard from Silva himself that he’s a ‘defective spirit’ . I thought that he has an abnormality compared to a normal spirit, but it looks like there is still something more .
“Shishi, I’ll ask once more . Is that really him?”
“It’s him . I mean, we had been in highs and lows before”
To Shishi’s words without a tinge of hesitation, Hoozuki utters a sigh .
“Can I call you Hiiro?”
“Do as you like”
“Okay . Hiiro, how far did he tell you about himself?”
“I hardly heard anything from him . Apart from that he was ‘defective’ one”
“Hmm . Well, do you want to know more, is what I’d like to tell you but…”
“Not really . I have no interest of forcing anyone his secrets . If ever, I only want to hear it directly from him”
Perhaps it is still unnecessary for him, he declined it for the time being .
“Is that so? I haven’t heard anything from him for a very long time . To the extent that I was surprised to hear his existence from Shishi ”
It seems that Silva have gone out of his hometown for a very long time that his existence died out here .
“Really? Then it’s fine . I have no interest in the past of that guy . Even when that guy wants to talk about it, if I don’t want to, I don’t want to”
If he refuses it, he won’t care .
“……I see, indeed . Well, if he happily spends his time right now, it may be okay”
Looking at somewhere distant, a tinge of slight regret was felt in his words . He didn’t know what the relationship between Hoozuki and Silva has, but he felt an extraordinary bond from them .
(TN NOTE: Author-san, please, stop with the implications . Two old men is just……)
“Well, if you describe it in a few words, then that guy and I are quite close friends……”
From the way he said ‘best friend’ not in the past tense, He and Silva are still close, or at least that’s what he thinks . Though he doesn’t know what Silva thinks of him, presuming the fact that they haven’t get in touch with each other, he was able to judge that he’s keeping a distance from Silva .
(TN NOTE: This . This is what I like from the KnW MC . His sharpness that could skewer adamantium)
“Well, I could say that that guy is fine . Having called me here and do these things, can we end this now?”
If his business with him is already finished, he wanted to return already, but,
“Eeeh～!? Going home already? Going home already?”
He had completely forgotten that there is that noisy one .
As there was no reason for him to stay in the Spirit Forest any longer, Hiiro wanted to return . But Orun, as well as Nikki and Camus too, who were strangely getting along well with the spirits made him troubled .
“Hiiro, can you stay a bit longer before going to the other side? I can’t come here often, so why not enjoy the experience once in a while?”
A sigh of resignation leaked from Hoozuki’s mouth . His idea could be guessed already . They are pleased with the rare guest who has the ability to see them, even bringing the Fairy Queen and the others here, they want to detain him even for a moment .
With the feast earlier, honestly he was contented for now . But because Camus and the others are glad with it, he didn’t have a choice but to stay for a while .
“Besides, mainly because you have won against Shishi, I assume that you have known the truth behind Spirits, right?”
“That truth you’re referring to is the notion that they can become a human form like you? That human-type Spirits’ powers are an extraordinary?”
“Hohoho, how did you know? Did Silva told you?”
“Something along those lines”
He stared at him as if he’s deeply moved .
“It seems that Silva is quite fond of you after all”
He made a broad smile as he happily brushed his beard . Judging from the present exchanges, he knew that it’s not the dark sentiments like hatred connecting the two .
“Because there are only a few number people who are able to manifest spirits into human forms, even with his diligence, that Beast King has still long ways to go”
“Hoozuki-sama, Leowald is a great man this one has recognized . This one believes that he can manifest the true form of this one in the near future”
Being a little offended by this, Hiiro wouldn’t want to accept the words of Hoozuki who criticized Leowald just as it is .
“Hohoho, excuse by for that . Believe me . In that Beast King, there still lies the connection of his spirit which flows back from the ancient times where their race can still use magic . Probably because of that, he was able to perform the manifestation”
Shishi nods in satisfaction .
“However, this is nothing new to the Beastmen . That bracelet is made really well”
“……bracelet? Is that by any chance the Nameless Bracelet?”
The tool they made in order to use the Binding Techniques . Because of that, every Beastman who couldn’t normally use magic were able to go on toe-to-toe with the Evila directly .
“It is a great invention . The tool can awaken the powers of the Spirit sleeping in their own soul . The person who made it is truly a genius”
Though Yuhito doesn’t have an atmosphere of a genius with that unkempt hair and that thick glasses of his, it seems that he is recognized by the Spirit King as such .
“May I ask something?”
Since it had become a matter of concern, Hiiro tried to ask .
“What is it?”
“The origins of the Beastmen are the Spirits, called Sacred Beasts, if I’m not mistaken . The bracelet is the tool that draws the Inner Spirit power within them to make a phenomenon, right?”
Hoho, quite knowledgeable are you”
Truthfully speaking, he only recalled what Rarashik had told him .
“You see, even without the bracelet, you can make a particular phenomenon with your Inner Spirit”
“……Well, that’s a sound argument”
Originally, even without the bracelet’s help, it is possible to draw out the power that sleeps inside . The bracelet only plays the role of a booster, making the phenomenon manifest easier .
“As soon as the Inner Spirit consciousness in me awakened, the Spirit Forest gave birth to me as a Spirit in itself”
The Beastmen draw out power from the Spirit sleeping within themselves, and becomes a certain phenomenon . In other words, if he or she doesn’t make a contract with the Spirit, it won’t exist in the Spirit Forest from the very beginning .
For that the sleeping Inner Spirit of the Beastman turns to a phenomenon in itself and comes here to develop .
“Then, does that mean that up to now, the very Spirits are Beastmen’s own power manifested in themselves?”
He wagered a theory . However, Hoozuki shakes his head .
“It’s wrong actually . Some of them here are born naturally . Myself and the princess, and even Tenn over there”
It seems that high raking ones with natural powers like Hoozuki can become a spirit too .
“But for Shishi, the Beast King made an Inner Spirit Phenomenon with that bracelet”
“It is . Leowald is this humble one’s . And this humble one is Leowald’s”
It means that the two are connected .
“Hm? Being connected or whatever, if you die, does the Beast King also die?”
“Not really . When I say connected, they are only a part of their souls . However, even if the Spirit disappears, it is born again over time”
“However, for the Beastmen, it’s different”
“……different in what?”
From I heard, if the Spirit in contract dies in an attack of the other party, it can be revived here over time .
However, if the Beastman who has manifested them dies, they cannot be revived for the second time . It leads to a complete death literally .
“And what is this ‘other party’?”
“I and Tenn are beings born from nature, so we don’t have anything that can hold us from this world . If we die, the power that keeps us from leaving is lost and we will completely disappear in this world”
“I see . Are fairies the same too?”
He asked Niña who was listening in silence nearby .
“Well, originally, Fairies don’t make contract with anyone . The concept of death is similar to humans . If we ran out of power, we die”
Apparently, the Feom to sum it up, are identical somewhat .
I see . If that’s the case, compared to a natural born spirit, isn’t contracted spirits somewhat more advantageous? As long as the contractor lives, you don’t have the worry of dying a couple of times”
Then, Hoozuki makes a complicated face .
“that one has a story quite difficult to tell”
“Do you understand the reason why the Beastmen couldn’t make a contract with the other Spirits?”
“………………wait, so it’s possible to make the contract two-fold?”
Originally, a Spirit dwells inside a Beastman . Therefore even if you try making a contract with another Spirit, it repels them, making it impossible .
“But if we are referring to a Humas or an Evila, then it is a quite complicated story”
Certainy, if it is a being who riginally does not have a Spirit inside him, he can be qualified as a potential contractor, but the problem is, to begin with, the Humas and the Evila don’t have the right vessel to contain the power .
The vessel was originally for their own soul alone . Because the Beastmen are an exception because they were originally Spirits and had retained its powers, two souls cannot usually be contained in one vessel .
Even if you put them by force, the vessel won’t be able to withstand the size, and the worst case is the fear of the spirits breaking down .
Moreover, at present the Humas and the Evila don’t hold any kind of trust with the Feom . The contract is the power of trust . In this situation, making a contract would be beyond their dreams .
The Spirits’ power is so great that it will surely become a great war potential as long as you can master it . For this reason the Feom at present cannot give their powers to the Humas and the Evila .
It is because they will surely use the power in the wrong way . War…………they can’t hand their powers for such a barren dispute .
(Well, that thing is obvious . Especially, if the Human king were able to know this, he would certainly have abuse it for sure………hm?)
Then, it became his matter of concern .
“Oi, Why is it that you’re telling something that important to me?”
Hiiro is a person who had participated in the war, and belonging to the race of the Humas too . After hearing such an important fact, is he not thinking that it may be exposed by someone?
However, Hoozuki put on a smirk for some reason . He felt something really bad about it .
“Hiiro, you can use the Red Qi…… right?”
to the point that he can only frown in displeasure .
“How about making a contract with someone, Hiiro?”