BTOG 155 – Gold and Sekka’s trump card

Sekka freeze for a few seconds.

And her tail started to wag, then gradually her eyes moistened, her cheeks turned red, she stroked the gold bar with her snow-white hands, gently kissed it, and then her tongue…..

“STOP!”

“HAH! What am I…..?”

It was almost like she was possessed by the gold. Fortunately, she came back to her senses after I slapped her.

As proof that she was fully sober, her hand tried to pocket the gold I lay down on the counter.

“Don’t try to steal.”

“It’s a joke. ……tsk.”

“I have a good hearing, you know?”

“I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.”

After placing the gold she was about to pocket on the counter once again, Sekka sincerely apologized.

Judging by her rosy cheek, I could tell that her excitement had yet to subside. But I guess she’s calm enough to make a joke about this.

“I’ve not seen gold this pure in a long time. And in ingot form, where did you get it?”

“It dropped when I defeated the Siren’s Apostle a while ago.”

Strictly speaking, Gold was not the Siren’s Apostle itself, but an obstacle before you reaches Ars Nova, the true Apostle, but I don’t think I need to explain that much. {tln1}

Sekka frowned a little when she heard the explanation.

“The Sirens, huh? I wanted to go there myself.”

By the way she pouted her lips. It seemed that Sekka had her reason for not participating in the event.

I’m sure it’s more like a disaster than an event for this world’s residence.

“May I know the reason why you couldn’t go?”

“Yeah. It’s my job to set up a barrier.”

“Barrier…”

“Because that’s my main occupation.”

“Since you’re a sorcerer.”

By the way, I think I saw “Zekkai” {Absolute Boundary} written on her status earlier.

Barrier and Zekkai seem to have some connection. I wonder what’s the origin of that title. 

“Could it be that Sekka’s second name comes from her expertise as a barrier master?”

“You could say that. Zekkai is the name of my trump card. As for what kind of technique it is… that’s a secret, okay?”

“Not fairrr!”

“Well, a mysterious woman is more attractive, right?”

Indeed, the way she smiles with her finger on her lips is attractive, but isn’t that because she’s a beautiful woman, not because she’s mysterious?

When I wondered what was going on, Sekka lifted the gold once again and looked around carefully.

“Back to our subject… I’d estimate at least 4 million for one of these. Some people would pay up to 7 million Iris.”

“Seven million?”

“Yes. Pure gold is really valuable.”

Sekka had a serious look on her face.

It doesn’t look like she’s lying. I guess that is truly what she thinks.

Still, seven million is a pretty crazy number.

And I got 10 of them from Gold.

As I trembled at the vastness of my assets, Sekka, with her eyes still gaze at the gold, explained to me the reason for that price.

“Gold is a very beautiful material to begin with, which is why it is so valuable, but it also has another use for craftsmen like me who make magic tools. Gold is a material that is particularly good at conducting and storing magic power. So, if you use gold as a material for a talisman, you can engrave very powerful effects on it.”

“You mean it can be used to make talisman?”

“That’s what I’m saying. It can also be used for accessories.”

“hee…”

I know that gold is being used as a material for a variety of things in the real world, but it also seems to be a versatile metal in the world of WLO as well. Well, it just means that it’s a useful material for both worlds.

“That’s why, if you sell it in a store, it will be sold for at least 4 million, but looking at this gold purity and size, they should be willing to pay 7 million. In fact, myself be willing to pay more. A gold ingot of this level will fetch no less than tens of millions of iris if I buy it through a store.”

“Hoho…, So, Sekka is willing to pay more?”

The purity of the gold must be important to them. And this gold bar must be very pure.

Once again, I’m thankful to Gold for dropping this one-of-a-kind material.

Something suddenly occurred to me while I considered selling this, let’s as Sekka about it.

“If Sekka crafts a talisman using this whole ingot, how much power the spell that could be engraved on it?”

It was a pure curiosity kind of question, but at the same time, a bit of a calculating one.

After hearing my question, Sekka thought a little and pat the gold.

“If I’m allowed to use this whole gold, I think I can carve my trump card into it. Even though I don’t need it, because I can always activate it myself, and I won’t bother using this gold in such a wasteful way…”

When I heard that answer, my heart inwardly jumped with joy.

This is exactly what I wanted to know, whether or not I could carve Sekka’s trump card.

I asked her if she could and got the answer that I was wishing for.

“I see, I see. So…”

With a big smile on my face, I took out another gold bar from my inventory and placed it on the counter.

“I’ll give you one. Can you make a talisman with Sekka’s trump card engraved on it?”

“…HUH?”

Hearing my request, Sekka looked at the second gold presented in front of her and completely froze and stopped moving.

After a minute or so of watching Sekka freeze with a surprised look, she finally broke free and began to mutter.

“……..two gold, two gold ingot, twoo……”

“Oh, you come back?”

“What is this mean…… what is the meaning of this……?”

“Ah, not yet.”

While alternately stroking the two gold bars, Sekka is constantly muttering a question.

I’m sure it’s a pretty incredible sight for her, unfortunately, I still have eight bullets left in my pocket.

“Su, Sukuna-chan ……, is this a dream?”

“It’s reality.”

“But… there are two gold bars….”

It was kind of cute to see her eyes wandering around, so I took out another gold nugget on a whim. {you will kill her}

“Here comes another one.”

“PYA!?”

Seeing three gold nuggets lined up next to each other, Sekka jumped back with a loud scream.

It’s like Touka-chan’s reaction when she sees a cockroach.

Perhaps because she was already losing her mind, she didn’t freeze up as she had earlier, but she looked as if she had seen something terrifying.

“Who are you, …… Sukuna-chan?”

“Just a bit lucky girl, that’s all.”

“You can’t get away with saying you’re lucky after all this bullshit….”

“I only defeated an enemy and got it.”

I didn’t expect her to be so surprised because I had only thought of it as a money reserve in a time of trouble. In fact, there was no particular use for it until this day.

“You know, Sukuna. There is indeed some high-purity gold in circulation, and there are ways to refine existing gold. But that’s just a tiny amount. I’ve never seen a gold nugget of this purity at this size. I was being modest when I said that, but if you can find the right buyer, it’s an item that can easily exceed 10 million iris.”

“I don’t need that much money.”

The only time I spend a lot of money is when I want to buy equipment or have it made.

I have a surplus of recovery items from events, and I have enough materials from drops thanks to bosses I defeated.

I won’t lie. 70% of my reason did this was because I wanted to see how Sekka would react, but I also wanted her trump card.

“Is that a ‘No’?”

“It’s not that I don’t want to, but don’t you think it’s strange to pay so much for a single spell?”

“It’s not. It’s Sekka’s trump card, isn’t it?”

If you think that you can borrow the trump card of a level 200+ NPC, a few million is a small price to pay.

Even if I don’t know what it is, if there’s a chance of getting something really rare, naturally, I want to try to get it.

Especially since the gold itself is valuable to Sekka, and it doesn’t have much use on me. Considering that, I could even say the price I offer is too low.

After a staring contest for a few seconds, Sekka is the one that broke first.

“Haaa… okay, I understand. In the first place, I was the one who said [if I was allowed] even though I don’t need to. “

“YESS!”

Despite her words, Sekka also seemed to be in a good mood. Maybe she wanted the gold too.

Sekka pulled two of the three gold bars on the counter towards her and gave one back to me.

“I will have these two gold bars. One for the material and one for the payment.”

“You could have taken all three.”

“You can’t overcompensate. One gold bar is the fair value for this trade.”

“I see.”

Since Sekka has said that much, I put the gold back in my inventory.

I’m sure I once heard the saying, [Too much is no better than too little]. Did I remember that right?

Even if she loves money, she still has to draw the line. I wonder if Sekka had that believes in her.

“Well, watch me. I’ll make it now.”

“Right now!?”

I was surprised and shouted, but she laughed at me.

I didn’t think she could make it that fast.

“I can make a talisman anywhere. That’s the privilege of being a top-level sorceress.”

She smiled, and a pale blue magic circle spread out around her.

“[Unravel], [Bind], and [Bond].”

The whisper melted into the air. At that moment, the gold in Sekka’s hands unraveled into countless threads.

Each time Sekka waved her hands, the golden threads were woven together to form a sign as thin as Japanese paper.

After a minute or so, what was completed was a sheet of paper so small and thin that it was hard to believe that it had originally been a bar of gold.

It was a very beautiful talisman with jet-black patterns engraved on the gold.

“Fuu….., it’s done. It’s the first time I’ve made one, but I’m relieved it worked.”

“That was your first time….”

“I told you, I couldn’t do it because there’s no way I could get my hand on this kind of material.”

“Right, you did.”

When I received the talisman, I almost dropped it because of its unbelievable weight that didn’t match its appearance.

Was the entire gold bar weight compressed in this talisman?

“As you can see, a talisman is not just a piece of paper with magic on it. Everything there is woven into this shape from some material. However, most of them are carved into a light and easy to handle material.”

“But this appearance deception is indeed a surprise.”

“It took most of my MP to weave the gold too. It was a good experience, though.”

And then I tried to hold various talismans, I found that some of them were very heavy.

In particular, the [Barrier Art – Black] is the strongest protection spell against even the highest level of magic. It’s very heavy.

I’m not sure if it’s because the original material is valuable and heavy, maybe something like a gold nugget.

“Take good care of it, okay?”

“Yes, thank you.”

I put the golden spell into my inventory, thanking Sekka, who looked tired yet satisfied.

Now that I had it in my inventory, I understood what kind of effect Sekka’s trump card would have.

Contrary to what it sounds like, [Zekkai]{absolute boundary/territory} this is not a defensive art.

It was something that truly had the potential to become a trump card.

“Now, go ahead and buy whatever talisman you want.”

“Okay, then let me…”

Besides the gold, I still have plenty of money.

I’m going to stock using all the money I have, so I’m going to……!

Just as I was thinking this, Sekka suddenly interrupted and said, “Ah!”

“By the way, non-sorcerer can only have up to ten talismans, so choose wisely, okay?”

“Only now the shocking truth is revealed.”

“Sorry, sorry, I forgot to tell you.”

Was that something you could forget!

Well, it’s true that I secretly thought that if I could use talisman as much as I wanted, it wouldn’t matter what profession I was in. It seems that talismans don’t require any MP if you just use them.

So I understand that there are restrictions, and I think even the sorceress itself will still be imposed with it. For example, the number of sheets she could use.

I know you can’t have too many if I consider the game balance, but I will be thankful if you explain it to be much faster.

“I have to choose properly…”

“It’s will test your judgment ability.”

After saying that to me as I began to seriously examine the talisman, while Sekka took out the gold bar and began to rub her cheek and smell it.

I thought to myself, [she’s a weirdo after all] as I seriously considered how to fill the remaining nine slots.

===.

A note:

I wonder if I have written the name of seventh city in the early chapter? I forgot, but if I do, this is the right one. {…this author…}

I’ll tell you a little more about the effect of [Zekkai].

It is a very useful and versatile [Zekkai] has extremely high defensive power and can also be used as a trump card for attacks.

TL note:

You told us nothing then….

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6 Responses

  1. Lilisionnach says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  2. Kensei Seraph says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  3. Zee says:

    Arigatai wa~

  4. rooislangwtf says:

    Thanks

  5. Dire Weeb says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Sekka’s reaction was as cute as I had hoped, even better since Sukuna teased her with the extra gold bar.

  6. Lucas says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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