Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 33

Chapter 33: The Awakening of Takumi

Afterwards, while fighting the occasional goblins, we were confident that we were getting closer to the colony.

「It’s there.」
「Yes, it’s a Goblin General like we thought. Luckily it isn’t a king.」

We discovered a mid-sized goblin colony, and the site had about 300-400 goblins. Superior species such as Goblin Archers and Goblin Mages, with 4 Goblin Knights and the Goblin General as the head.

「The Goblin General is huge.」

Compared to goblins that were the size of elementary school students, the Goblin General is over 180 cm tall. You wouldn’t think they were the same race.

「I’ve confirmed with the Wind Spirit. There seems to be no people here.」

We sighed in relief at Sophia’s report.
The fate of women kidnapped by goblins and orcs is tragic. With this, we can freely launch magic.

「Then let’s match up our timing.」

Sophia and Maria nodded and began kneading magic power.

「Oh Spirit of Wind, turn to blades and cut the enemies before you.」
「Solid piles that piece through everything, Bloom.」

Sophia and Maria spoke incantations.

「Spirit’s Riot Blade」
「Rock Pile」
「Firestorm」

Blades of wind overrun the colony.
Piles of rock burst forth from the ground like a mountain of swords.
A maelstrom of fire swirled in the middle of the colony.
A stream of skill level announcements flowed in my head, but we rushed into the colony with spears in hand.

The surprise magic attack of three people reduced the goblins to 1/3 of their original numbers at around 100, and, originally, challenging that amount in melee combat with just 3 people is unreasonable, but we were confident we could win.
Unscathed goblins were few, and injured goblins that couldn’t move well were stabbed with the spears we wield, killing them one after another.

Enemies in front were mowed down by stabbing them with the spearhead, enemies from behind were hit with in the face with the butt end of the spear.
While using the spear, I scattered rock bullets with Earth attribute magic 「Rock Barrett[1]」.
We stabbed with spears and swung with swords. Goblins fell to the ground each time.

The minute it turned into a melee, Sophia changed her equipment from spear and sword to sword and shield, and performed what seemed like a sword dance in the crowded areas.

Maria sometimes fires out a fireball while using her spear.

Kaede’s tough invisible threads make the surviving goblin’s heads fly soundlessly.

The movements of Maria and I, who were low leveled, quickly grew sharper and stronger as we fought.

Gaaaaaaaaaa!!」

Roaring and carrying a large sword, the Goblin General appeared with the four Goblin Knights.

Sophia began fighting two of the Goblin Knights.
Maria and I confronted the remaining Goblin Knights, one-on-one.

When the Goblin Knights started running, holes were made with Earth magic. With the ground underfoot suddenly collapsing and opening up, the Goblin Knights that started running lost their balance. [2]

Ha!」
Yaa!」

Maria and I stabbed the necks of the fallen Goblin Knights and swiped sideways from there, and the Goblin Knights’ heads went flying.
Then I saw that Sophia was struggling in her fight with the two Goblin Knights.[3]

「Maria! Support Sophia!」
「Yes!」

When I thought about it afterwards, I fail to understand why I, who was aiming for a peaceful life as an artisan, challenged this clearly superior opponent alone.
I confronted the wounded Goblin General.
Flinching from the tremendous pressure that lashed at my heart, I gripped my spear to recover and started running.

Booon!

I avoided the large sword that the Goblin General swung while lunging with my spear.

〈The 「Insight」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈 The 「Evasion」 Skill has been obtained〉

I distributed magic power to my whole body and strengthened it.

〈The 「Enhance Physical Abilities」 Skill has leveled up〉

Gin! The large sword hit the spear.

〈The 「Spear Handling」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Taijutsu」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Matoujutsu」 Skill has leveled up〉

I instinctively read and avoid attacks while lunging with the spear.

Guuooooo!!」

The Goblin General whose injuries were increasing began brandishing his large sword recklessly in irritation.
The movements of the Goblin General which were lacking liveliness, and the movement of I, whose movements were gradually stronger and faster, with ever-changing attacks and evasions interlaced.

The Goblin General’s power and speed were superior at the start. That made a reversal as the fight continued.
I wonder if I’m in the zone right now. I could see the Goblin General’s breathing perfectly.

〈The 「Swordplay」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Spear Handling」 Skill has leveled up〉

Before I had realized it, I was holding the spear in my right hand and the sword on my left.
I enveloped the spear and sword in my hands with magic power and began repelling the Goblin General’s large sword.

〈The 「Matoujutsu」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Body Control」 Skill has been obtained〉

The wind pressure from the large sword cut my cheek but I dodged while slashing, dodged while stabbing, and kicked when I saw a chance.

My level rose during the surprise magic attack, and my skill levels increased during the battles. With my senses catching up to the sudden changes in my body, the discrepancy between my body’s capabilities and skills are resolved out by my abilities and awareness that have improved. And so I became aware that my movements were gradually becoming refined.

〈The 「Enhance Physical Abilities」 Skill has leveled up〉

As I was being exposed to the pressure of the enormous sword, my concentration was boosted to its utmost limits, and I overpowered the Goblin General.
And so the difference between the Goblin General and I had become decisive.

Zashuu!!

Haaaaaaaaaa!!」
Guoooooo!!」

Piercing its heart with the spear, I let go of the spear and jumped sideways, going around while gripping my sword overhead with two hands and swinging downwards at the Goblin General’s neck.

Gan!! Goto!!

〈The 「Spear Handling」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Swordplay」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Mage」 job has leveled upped and has become 「Magus[4] 」〉

Seeing the Goblin General’s head go flying and spurting blood, I searched for Sophia and Maria.
Sophia and Maria had already disposed of the 2 Goblin Knights and were watching over my fight.

「「Takumi-sama!」」

The two ran over to me and embraced me.

「Good work.」
「You were amazing, Takumi-sama. That style of fighting was unthinkable of an artisan.」
「You were so cool.」

Even Kaede returned to my side.

『Master, Kaede, Evolve, Start』
「Ooh, isn’t that great? Then, in that case, evolve safely in the subspace.」
『Un.』

Kaede went back into the Subspace.

I checked my status and it’s become amazing.
First, the level of Mage capped and changed to Magus. Looking at the detailed explanation, it’s a job that has a higher correction to magic circle mastery and influence on magic compared to Mage. Warrior has also capped, but because it has diverges into several superior jobs, it is currently on hold.
Aside from that, I obtained Evasion[5] and Body Control Skills, and there are skills that leveled up, but the biggest change is probably that my level increased. Like the title also says, it seems that the difference between the Goblin General’s and my level was quite large. I understood that my title and win against the Goblin General is thanks to it being injured in the surprise magic attack at the start.

「I wonder, why did the cowardly me challenge the Goblin General alone………」

I was in a trance at that time, but thinking about it now that I’ve calmed down, I don’t get it.

Status

Name: Takumi Iruma
Race: Human
Age: 15 years old
Job: Warrior Lv100, Magus Lv1
( Magic Bestower Lv32, Carpenter Lv16, Alchemist Lv52, Blacksmith Lv48, Tailor Lv26 )
Level: 54
Condition: Healthy

Vitality: 660
Magic Power: 820
Strength: 310
Agility: 280
Stamina: 370
Dexterity: 310
Intelligence: 370

Unique Skills
Appraisal EX
Item Box EX (Concealed)

Passive Skills
Superhuman Strength Lv2
Insight Lv2
Poison Resistance Lv2
Paralysis Resistance Lv2
Evasion Lv1
Body Control Lv1

Active Skills
Spear Handling Lv7
Axe Technique Lv2
Swordplay Lv4
Throwing Lv4
Taijutsu Lv4
Matoujutsu Lv4
Enemy Search Lv3
Presence Detection Lv4
Stealth Lv4
Tame Lv1
Enhance Strength Lv4

Magic Perception Lv7
Magic Power Manipulation Lv8
Light Attribute Magic Lv7
Fire Attribute Magic Lv5
Water Attribute Magic Lv3
Wind Attribute Magic Lv3
Earth Attribute Magic Lv8
Time-Space Attribute Magic Lv3
Bestowal Magic Lv5
Alchemy Lv8
Smithing Lv6
Woodworking Lv6
Carpentry Lv4
Foraging Lv5
Logging Lv3
Dismantling Lv4
Mining Lv4
Metalworking Lv4
Sewing Lv3
Cooking Lv2

Divine Protection of Goddess Norn (Concealed)

Familiars:
Killer Spider Unique Species ( Kaede )

Titles:
Giant Killing

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Footnotes:

  1. From my little bit of research, Barrett is a company that makes high-powered rifle that all start with Barrett then its series. So, think more high-powered single shots rather than shotgun pellets for the skill.[↩]
  2. The raws in both LN and WN say goblin general but it doesn’t make sense so I changed it to goblin knights.[↩]
  3. Raws said Maria but I believe this is Sophia since it said just a few lines up that Sophia was fighting 2 and maria just killed 1. sooo.. xD [↩]
  4. 魔法使い – I originally translated this as the mage job, and when 魔術師 pops up once in a while, I’d use magic user but now the higher tier job uses 魔術師  as well. I think I read somewhere that a Magus is a better version of mage so I’ll use that maybe? or is there something better?[↩]
  5. Yes, I am aware of the inconsistency. Evasion is a skill had previously been acquired in chapter 10 in an announcement but was not included in the status originally. Another error by the Author that was not fixed even in the LN. There might be more inconsistencies like this so I will put in footnotes regarding them but I will not change it because the story might fix them at a later point If I miss any, please do point them out. Thank you.[↩]

9 thoughts on “Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 33”

  1. “Familiars:
    Arachne Unique Species ( Kaede )”

    So does this mean he now has the 3rd girl to make it a true harem???

  2. Error?

    the Goblin General’s and y level was quite large -> the Goblin General’s and my level was quite large

    It seems the author is getting sloppy on his work. Thanks for the treat.

  3. lit. Mahoutsukai = Magic User
    Which would make your Magus a Magician
    Because… Let’s face it… RPG’s always have a higher level of Magician…
    Mahoutsukai, Madoushi, Majutsushi, etc. etc. Many names for magic using jobs at different stages, not unified between all authors, but mostly Mahoutsukai is a basic one where you’re just seen as someone who is able to use Magic and as such mostly translated as Magic User/Caster

  4. Magus is just the older form of ‘mage’. Technically, it’s the singular form of ‘Magi’ (as in the three kings in the christmas story). But, being more archaic, maybe it works for what you tried to do. You could have gone to ‘Wizard’ or something too.

  5. “as the head” -> {as the head.}

    Well, the party doesn’t have enough beastmen, or beatwomen, so Kaede might fill that void.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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