Strolling leisurely towards the village, both the armed group and the villagers seemed like a distant memories now. While it may not be wise to let your guard down completely, it was safe to say that we had escaped from our perilous situation for the time being. Despite the reprieve being temporary, the scenery around us was beautiful. The fields were well-tended, and the peaceful atmosphere of the place was tranquil and idyllic.
But let’s not forget that this is a village where a bloody incident has taken place.
However, what an unkind transition it was into this other world!
Most of the stories in the world of isekai are usually filled with encounters with gods who grant incredible abilities or stumbling on a beautiful girl , or making friends with cute mofumofu creatures and jiggly jelly-like creatures. That’s how it goes, right?
But for someone like me, I woke up, encountered a corpse, wandered around in darkness feeling the danger, found a person who was alive, and then ended up alone in an uncertain situation again…
No, this is probably not something I should overthink. It may only lead to feeling down and discouraged.
Let’s think of something positive, something bright…
Oh! That’s right!
Talking about Isekai, I’ve got an idea!
Nothing happened. This is so embarrassing.
This has gone entirely wrong!
(Can someone comfort me, please?)
“Do you want to create a GUI for it?”
(No, it’s okay…)
No, no, that’s not what I meant. I feel a little depressed now.
But if I don’t try, then I might miss out on something amazing. Yeah, that’s right!
This is so embarrassing…
I guess nothing is going to happen after all.
Isn’t it typical of RPG games that magic spells work just fine if you cast them? Maybe it’s because of the appropriate elemental affinity?
Wait, maybe I got the spell formula wrong…
I knew it was foolish to expect such a thing. But this is a fantastic world, with fantasy airships, energy bars on the edge of vision, and magical fireworks in the town square. There might still be a chance!
Now I’m desperate.
I took a deep breath and concentrated.
“From the deeper depths of darkness, from the deeper reach of the night, standing at the well of chaos, king of the golden shadow, I beseech thee, I pledge thee, to destroy all the fools before me with our magic of destruction, we shall meet our demise together–”
“Emergency alert! Unknown energy levels have sharply increased. It is recommended to stop casting and using magic.”
I looked around and checked my limbs, but everything seemed normal. However, the bar that indicated the energy level continued to increase rapidly.
Was my reckless incantation the cause?
“I’m not sure. It may be okay, but I cannot recommend anything because I cannot guarantee its safety. Do you want to continue?”
(Do we know why this is happening?)
“We haven’t identified the exact cause. By cross-referencing the activity log and measurement log, the energy level increased slightly when you started testing the spell, then increased rapidly when you closed your eyes and entered a state of concentration. The energy level rose rapidly as you continued to recite the spell.”
“Assuming, if I may, that one of the following, or a combination thereof, might be the reason: a clear intention, the degree of concentration, or the statement of the spell itself.”
Well, that’s also a typical setup in a fictional story. In a fantasy, the magic would either activate, or nothing would happen, and it would all be wrapped up neatly. However, considering reality, what should I do now?
As I pondered this, the entrance to the village suddenly came into view. I was incredibly famished, and it was time to look for something to eat.
“Is anybody there?”