Chapter 42: We Are
After Poluk left,
Sila was obediently waiting where he was. He waited for hours and couldn’t see
anybody coming. In the end, he carelessly fell asleep. Sila hadn’t slept in
the game for a long time. Usually, he would circulate qi to rest instead of
sleeping. This time, however, he couldn’t circulate qi and he didn’t have a
wink of sleep, so he easily gave in to drowsiness.
He slept for a while
before waking up, sensing someone’s presence.
“Are you awake now?”
A female voice came from behind him.
Sila turned his body
around. He saw a pink-colored slime that looked similar to him. Her pink was
slightly lighter though. Surprisingly, this slime had a circular halo floating
above her head.
Poluk had told Sila
to wait for Viola. So, Sila guessed that this slime must be Viola, another
Viola?” greeted Sila.
“Are you the trial’s
challenger?” asked Viola.
“Yes. My name is
“Okay. Okay. Then,
let’s start without further ado. I’m Master Viola, a Slime Guardian who is in
charge of the magic part in the Way of Slime’s ordeal. Any questions?”
Finally, Sila could
ask about what caused him a lot of confusion.
“Yes, I have one.
I’m curious as to why slimes can’t use magic. And since we cannot use magic,
why is there a magic-type skill?”
“It’s not that
slimes cannot use magic, but rather that slimes are bonded with a single kind
of magic. This type of magic negates us to use different kinds of magic, so
that makes it looks like we slimes cannot use magic.”
“Single kind of
magic?” wondered Sila.
“Yes. Do you know
that S-grade skills always come with downsides? This magic is an S-grade skill
with a downside that prevents us from using different kinds of magic,” replied
“Oh. I see. Anyway,
do I have to take part in the magic part of the ordeal since I’m a qi-type
player?” Sila still had this question as he knew that players can only use one
type of energy, except for Zero who is the first one to be able to use two.
“What you are about
to do isn’t related to your choice of energy type selection. It’s about racial
skills,” answered Viola.
“How is that
“It’s different. The
energy type of a racial skill doesn’t have to be the same as your own energy
type. Haven’t you noticed that your status window always shows qi points, magic
points, and psychic points even though you have chosen qi-type?” asked Viola.
Sila opened his
Status Window and found that she was correct.
Player Status: Sila
Race: Pink Slime
Health Points: 705,000 / 705,000
Qi Points: 835,000 / 840,000
Psychic Points: 450,000 / 450,000
Magic Points: 362,000 / 362,000
Social Status: Nameless Elder’s
Main Disciple, Varee’s Lover
“For example, if you
choose magic as your energy type but choose orc as your race which is a qi-type
race, you will become a magic-type player who can also use qi-type racial
skills in close combat. Players usually choose a race with an energy type that
matches their own. But there are also some who choose the other way around.
That’s not wrong, apparently, as that will result in a unique playing style.”
“Wow. So, the slime
race is very good, isn’t it? We have the skill of all three energy types,”
“Whether it’s good or not, that depends on you.”
“What do you mean?”
“Slime skills are
too high-tier to be classified as normal racial skills. Therefore, prior to
overcoming the ordeal, all skills will be sealed at F-grade just to be fair to
other races. The Way of Slime’s ordeal can only be participated in once. So, if
you fail in any part of the ordeal, you will lose the skill of that energy
type. On the other hand, if you pass all three trials, you will obtain the
skills of each energy type,” explained Viola.
Sila’s mouth was
wide open. Wasn’t this explanation too important to not be mentioned by the
Slime King? If he had been told about this, he would have trained his slime
skills until he was confident enough to participate in the ordeal.
This was bad. He
wasn’t proficient in any skills except qi-related skills.
Slime skills are
hard to obtain since the player needs to excel in them. It may look
advantageous to have skills for all three energy types, but if he fails in
every part, he would have no racial skills at all. Another downside of the
slime racial skills is that there is only one skill for each energy type, while
the other races would possess three skills for their specific energy type. It
would be fatal for players with the slime race if they are not proficient
“We have talked too
long. The trial will start now,” declared Viola.
“Please wait, Madam
Viola,” said Sila.
“Call me Master.”
“Yes. Master Viola.
I want to say that I’m not familiar with the Colorful Slime skill yet,” Sila
“Not familiar yet?
That can’t be helped,” replied Viola.
Sila released a sigh
of relief. He needed to extend the time to take part in this trial first. ‘At
least, I can get more time to practice the skill first.’
“So, you fail. Okay,
you can go now,” continued Viola.
dumbfounded. “Please wait!! Stop!! I mean, can Master teach me first?”
“You want me to
teach you?” wondered Viola.
“Yes. Normally, in
trials like these, there should be a demonstration first, right? The examinee’s
ability to do it is tested afterward.” Sila was talking about the time when
Poluk had demonstrated the use of Fluffy Slime.
“Oh, I see. No
wonder no one passed my trial except His Majesty,” muttered Viola.
Sila could hear her,
however. He thought, ‘Slime King must be very exceptional to pass Master
“Okay. I get it.
Look at me,” said Viola.
Then, her body’s
color changed from the usual light pink to red for five seconds before changing
again. This time, her color changed multiple times to cyan, green, brown,
yellow, and blue, respectively. Lastly, her body color changed back to red and
stopped at it.
“Okay, now it’s your
turn,” said Viola.
Sila pulled a wry
face. He didn’t get it at all.
Usually, you need to explain how to do it first. If I try to do it by myself, I
might do it wrong. That would affect your reputation as my master. I surely
wouldn’t want that to happen.” Sila tried to force his way out by talking.
Viola frowned. ‘If
this little kid uses this skill poorly in front of an outsider and people find
out that it was me who taught him, that would indeed be bad.’
“I see. By the way,
you are such a pain, you know? When His Majesty participated in this trial, I
didn’t need to say a word. His Majesty could show me the skill flawlessly.”
Viola said, “Watch again. This time I will slow it down.”
Viola changed her
body’s color again. This time from cyan to green, brown, yellow, blue, and red,
respectively. Her color returned and stopped at cyan this time.
Then, Viola drew a
six-pointed star on the ground.
“This is the only
magic that slimes can use – element manipulation. You may have seen some magic
that can imbue an element into a weapon. But our magic is different as we are
not imbuing an element into a weapon. Instead, we change our body into that
element. We don’t use magic but we become magic ourselves.” Viola explained
while Sila was glaring at the six-pointed star on the ground, trying his best
to remember the elemental sequence written on it.
“There is a sequence
that the elements follow. Red is fire, cyan is ice, green is wind, brown is
earth, yellow is lighting, and blue is water. You can’t possibly change
yourself into an element that isn’t next to your current element.” Viola
Sila tried his best
to understand its concept. It was very different from the concept behind
qi-type skills that are simple yet flexible. While other players might think
that qi-type skills are hard to practice, for Sila who isn’t good at
remembering, qi-type skills are easier to understand than this elemental
sequence of magic-type skills.
There are various
kinds of magic-type skills, so the complexity is incomparable to simple qi-type
skills. For qi-types, there are only the hot element and the cold element,
which are mutually exclusive. Meanwhile, for magic-types, there are eight
elements and all of them have their own unique characteristics.
Therefore, Sila had
to spend almost an hour trying to remember each element’s characteristics and
‘I won't be able to
memorize all of this. I need to practice it to make my body remember,’ Sila
Sila is the type
that prefers to use his body for memorizing, not his brain. Thus, he started
changing his body color into red, cyan, green, brown, yellow, and blue
result was nowhere near what he had seen from Viola’s. His color changing was
too slow. Sila had to spend ten minutes to change into one color. It took him
two hours to go through the whole sequence of elements twice.
“This seems like it
will take a while. I’ll come back tomorrow, then.” Viola said before leaving.
Sila didn’t hear
what Viola said. Once he immerses himself into something, he would ignore
He felt too tired so
he unconsciously fell asleep. Once he woke up, he would only eat and practice
without doing anything else. He was practicing without knowing how much time
had passed again.
Now, Sila had
shortened the time he needed to change his color to five minutes. It currently
took him half an hour to complete a full sequence. Although the time had been
halved, it would still be too long for using it in actual combat.
“Magic-type skill is
too hard. If it was a qi-type skill, I would be able to use it decently by
now,” Sila complained.
realized, “Mister Poluk said that every slime-race skill has more than one way
to be used. Am I practicing it incorrectly?” He talked to himself, “if I
perceive that Colorful Slime is a qi-type skill, can I use it well enough?”
tried using Formless Soldier. He changed his body to become harder, softer,
heavier, and lighter respectively; like he was changing elements.
Although the speed
wasn’t instantaneous, it only took him one minute to complete the cycle.
Compared to changing elements, it was a lot faster.
“Although these two
skills are different in energy type aspect, their principles are very similar.
If I understand why I can use Formless Soldier quicker than Colorful Slime, I
may be able to change color faster.”
for eating and sleeping, Sila dedicated all his time to practicing Formless
Soldier and Colorful Slime.
Once his qi ran out,
he would train Colorful Slime. Once his magic ran out, he would train Formless
Soldier. Due to the fact that these two skills consumed separate resources,
Sila could train two skills without any breaks.
Time passed, and now
Sila only had to spend three minutes to complete the cycle of Colorful Slime.
As for Formless Soldier, he had already achieved the ability to use it almost
at will. It might be due to his preference for qi-type skills. Anyway, he still
couldn’t use the separate ability of Formless Soldier simultaneously as Poluk
Viola who watched
him from afar couldn’t help but sigh.
“Poluk, you’re too
kind. Anyone can do it if you give that many hints away. It seems I need to
increase the difficulty of my trial a little.”
T/N: In raw, author uses the same word for
both “psychic” and “mind”. For the record, “psychic power” is interchangeable with “mind
power” in gaming word.
dont worry, sila! just accept him and you will get a Persona!
i cant tell if Sila is playing a game and just wanting more pets, because if i was playing the game 'for real' so to speak, i wouldn't endanger a cute girl's life like that. not very gentlemanly. especially the friggin slime princess.
“Carried coal to Newcastle” is a proverb. It means ‘giving advice to someone
regarding a subject that they already know more about than you do.’
T/N: ‘Heaven Dragon
guild’ is changed to ‘Heavenly Dragon guild’ from this chapter onward.
number ‘5’ in Thai is pronounced as “Ha”, so this character name ‘Thief555’ is
equal to “Thief Hahaha” referring to him being a thief who loves to laugh.
ah...he put her away...