20. Mana Crystal of Lightning

「The admission fee to the 【Mana Crystal of Lightning】 is 『 10 Aurum』 per person.」
「Wha!? S-so cheap!!」
「How about it? Do you want to go in?」

 The receptionist oji-san was lacking motivation.

「Why is it so cheap?」
「That’s because there’s hardly any people who use it.」
「Could it be unpopular?」
「Well, there’s hardly anyone who would be bestowed 【Lightning Magic】 even if they went. And in the rare chance they do get bestowed 【Lightning Magic】, it isn’t useful at all.」

「It’s useless?」
「There’s only been one single person who has been bestowed with 【Lightning Magic】 so far, however that person who was bestowed with 【Lightning Magic】 can only use magic that gives a little sting.」
「So that’s why~」
「How about it? Do you want to go in?」

「What do you two want to do? Did you also come here when your were 10 years old, Elena?」
「No, I didn’t come here.」
「Then all three of us will go.」
「Me too?」
「Well, it’s just 10 Aurum. Let’s go it together.」
 It was about 10 m tall with a shape like a pyramid and 5 times larger proportional to the height.
 Stuck into the ground, a horn that seemed to sprout out can be seen.
 Its surface has a metallic lustre with some degree of transparency, enough to see through the back.

「This is really amazing.」

 Little sister, why are you so proud about it?

「However, this one’s yellow.」
「 Was the colour of the 【Mana Crystal of Wind】 a different colour?」
「Yup, that one was green.」

「Elena, are the colours of other 【Mana Crystals】 also different?」
「Yes, fire is red, wind is green, water is blue, earth is brown, recovery magic is pink, and body strengthening is grey.」
「They sure are colourful.」

 While talking about that kind of thing, the three of us touched the 【Mana Crystal of Lightning】.
 The 【Mana Crystal of Lightning】 then emitted a faint light, the light entered my and Aya’s body.

『【Lightning Magic】 acquired.
 【Lightning Magic】 is now level 5.』

「Yay, 【Lightning Magic】 get!」
「Eh? Really!?」
「That’s amazing, Seiji-sama!」

「Probably Aya should have acquired it too.」
「That reminds me, a light entered my body again.」
「Aya-san is also amazing! But it seems it was useless for me.」

「Well, Elena lived a life extraneous to【Lightning】, so there’s no helping it.」
「But, did Seiji-sama and Aya-san live a life with 【Lightning】?」
「Rather than【Lightning】, it’s because we lived surrounded with products using 【Electricity】.」

「When you came to my house, did you see the lights,【Electric Kettle】 and the various other devices? Those use 【Electricity】.」
「Those had 【Lightning】in them!?」
「It’s not 【Lightning】, it’s【Electricity】. It’s sort of weaker version of 【Lightning】.」
「So that’s it~ then because of that, Seiji-sama and Aya-san acquired【Lightning Magic】.」

「By the way, what kind of magic am I able to use?」
「That reminds me, I haven’t used【Appraisal】yet.」

│Name: Maruyama Aya
│Occupation: High School Student
│Condition: (Temporary Language Acquisition)

│Level: 1
│HP: 100
│MP: 140 (+30)

│Power: 8
│Ability: 12 (+2)
│Endurance: 7
│Magic Power: 14 (+3)

│【Wind Magic】
│ (Level: 1, Rarity: ★)

│【Lightning Magic】 ★NEW
│ (Level: 2, Rarity: ★★★★)
│ • Generate Electricity
│ • Electricity Control

 So Aya’s 【Lightning Magic】 is level 2.
 Huh MP is +30, Magic Power is +3.
 So it rose because 【Lightning Magic】 was acquired?

 The magic that can be used are 【Generate Electricity】 and 【Electricity Control】.
 Do you generate so you can then control it?
 Next, I checked my status.

│Name: Maruyama Seiji
│Occupation: SE

│Level: 10
│HP: 247
│MP: 3277 (+100)

│Power: 24
│Ability: 124 (+50)
│Endurance: 24
│Magic Power: 328 (+100)

│【Space-Time Magic】
│ (Level: MAX, Rarity: ★★★★★)
│【Information Magic】
│ (Level: MAX, Rarity: ★★★★)

│【Lightning Magic】 ★NEW
│ (Level: MAX, Rarity: ★★★★)
│ • Generate Electricity
│ • Electricity Control
│ • Electrolysis
│ • Lightning Strike
│ • Summon Lightning Spirit

│【Body Techniques】
│ (Level: 2, Rarity: ★★)

│【Sword Techniques】
│ (Level: 1, Rarity: ★)

 MP is +100, Ability is +50, Magic Power is +100!
 When you acquire a level 5 of some type of magic, does it raise the MP +1000 and the Magic Power +100? Was the Ability +50 a bonus?
 When looking at the values on the status screen, I got that kind of feeling.

 After that I’m also interested in 【Summon Lightning Spirit】.
 This feels like a somewhat dangerous magic.