How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 24
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 24
024. two hearts.
If it was something like that, I thought I might get caught talking about it for nothing.
Xian said skillfully.
“I did it when I was very young, so my memory is hazy… .”
“When you were young? How old were you?”
Sensing that the old man’s eyes flashed, Xi’an hurriedly said,
“How old does it matter? I was pretty young anyway.”
I can never say in detail.
Xian has no exact knowledge about mana hearts.
The longer the talk, the better it is for doubt.
Drake, who looked at Xian with a little distrust and trust, was in fact as embarrassed as Xian.
That’s also because Xi’an’s appearance was that of a fluffy, fluffy youngster who could be seen by anyone.
10 years old? 11 years old?
No, there are some guys who are especially dwarfed for their age, so it’s hard to conclude.
It was a little smaller than my grandson, but I can’t be sure.
“Son, come to think of it, how old are you?”
“10 years old… What is it?”
Drake’s expression grew even more serious.
You’re really 10 years old… .
‘Then at what age did he form a mana heart?’
If it can be said that he formed a mana heart in the past to the point where he can’t remember from Shian’s age, then it can be said that it was a long time ago in his life when he was about 10 years old.
Drake assumed it had happened at least three years ago, but was embarrassed nonetheless.
I was only 7 years old 3 years ago.
To form a mana heart at that age was an incredible talent.
Is it possible, no matter how talented you are?
That was something even the young Drake couldn’t do.
Even hearing the genius of the century, he first synthesized Mana Heart when he was only 10 years old.
His grandson, whom the vassals of the current family praise as the treasure of the family, is also 10 years old.
If not embarrassing, that was odd.
So, in a normal case, Drake would have been suspicious.
This little boy with no blood on his head would have screamed that he was trying to deceive himself. However… .
‘But this guy… .’
There was a history of being unscathed even when attacked by dragons in the forest.
As proof, he wasn’t poisoned.
Even if he sold it as a complete lie, the boy had an extraordinary corner.
“If it’s okay at least, tell me. Do you remember how old you were?”
Sian glanced at Drake and sighed.
“3 years… . Was it before?”
“Three years ago… .”
Seeing that Drake’s mood deepened even more, Xian hurriedly corrected his words.
“Ah, it seems like it was about two years ago… .”
Two years ago.
However, it was also great.
Drake hesitated for a moment toward Xian, who stood still while receiving his gaze, before opening his mouth.
“Mana hearts must be created under strict guidance. Do you know what the reason is?”
Fortunately, it wasn’t a scolding tone, so Xian was relieved.
“This is because a large amount of mana is required to form a mana heart.”
Unfortunately, Xi’an was not in a good mood a while ago, so I don’t remember the details.
It looks like warm mana has permeated… .
As Xian continued to think about it, Drake continued.
“Yes, anyway, so in the normal case, the mana that many observers lack is supplied from outside. Since a mana heart once formed cannot be destroyed and re-formed, a vessel that can hold a vast amount of mana at once must be made so that you can start in a position ahead of others.”
Drake pointed to Xian’s right chest and said.
“Then here is the question, where do you think the mana you used to form the mana heart came from?”
Although Xian is still young and has no knowledge, he is by no means stupid.
Of course, he was as smart and intelligent as he was.
Drake looked at the draft, which was only then contemplated, and said.
“Now, it seems that some old experience has come to mind.”
“There are at least 10 observers participating in the original mana formation.”
In other words, Xian exploited only one old man in front of him for the mana that the 10 people should share.
But even so, Xian had a little bit of a strange corner.
Even if mana is depleted anyway, wouldn’t it be restored again over time?
I was wondering if that would be such an outrage.
So, when Xian asked such a question, Drake said it was ridiculous.
“In general, that would be the case. But what will happen if mana continues to be exploited even after it is depleted?”
In addition to the mana stored in the mana heart, people have mana innately.
That was the reason people without mana hearts had mana.
“The mind and body become senile and the energy becomes empty. In the worst case, you could even lose your life.”
Xian was greatly surprised.
If that is true, it means that Xian tried to kill the old man.
I thought it was just a nuisance level of damage, but it made me experience more embarrassing than I thought.
“But if that doesn’t bother you, let go of it…” .”
Drake laughed. It was an obvious mockery.
“What do you think will happen if the mana of others injected from the outside does not settle inside?”
“well… Will it explode?”
“It’s similar, because it would have ripped out all the blood vessels.”
It was just a spit, but it was real… .
“And if I could have stopped halfway with stupid words, I would have done the same.”
“… … .”
The old man’s next words were:
If he hadn’t touched it from the beginning, he would have been seriously injured by the repulsive force.
“Why did you go so far for me who met a few hours ago… .”
“… … .”
“No matter how much I don’t have pleasant memories with your mother’s family, I’m not so restrained as to be on the lookout for a life that is dying out right in front of my eyes. And above all, it must be said that a guy who had experience in forming mana hearts didn’t know how to make them so big.”
Of course, the amount of mana that needs to be supplied from the outside is different from the size of the mana heart.
“But you said that once you form a mana heart, you can’t get rid of it again?”
“Then there’s no reason to make it smaller when you have to make it bigger, right?”
This may sound a bit brazen to an old man, but it is true.
To be honest, while growing up, you can increase the total amount of mana hearts anyway, but there is nothing good about making it small from the beginning.
Drake said that he showed no sign of remorse, and said with a look that he was full of spirits, even though he could have expressed his resentment.
“What bullsh*t is that… . If you have two mana hearts, aren’t you already done as a slayer?”
It was a truly shocking sound.
* * *
Xian doubted his ears.
No matter what the situation was, looking at the result, he thought it was good because he had obtained a large mana heart.
So Drake’s words were deeply shocking.
“What do you mean by that… .”
“hmm… ? Somehow, I thought it was strange to make such a large mana heart… . Didn’t you know?”
“Yes, so please explain in detail. Why can’t I become a slayer with two mana hearts… .”
“I really… .”
At Xian’s request, the old man eventually began to explain in detail.
Xian, who quietly listened to the old man, was able to understand with his head.
A mana heart is a huge aggregate of mana.
It plays the role of sucking mana from the body into mana hearts and releasing it when needed at the same time.
The reason why it was called the heart is because its role is exactly like the heart.
However, the important problem arises because there are two mana hearts.
Of course, the total amount of mana would increase as much as two mana hearts, but the problem was when it was exhaled.
“So, to put it simply, it’s like doing two things with your right hand and your left hand at the same time.”
In other words, the mana emitted by the two mana hearts in one space must be controlled so that it does not collide.
That, of course, is usually not difficult.
It wasn’t impossible, but the way to control mana was three or four times more difficult.
“In a word, in a battle where there are so many things to pay attention to, even managing such minute control while climbing the crossroads of life and death every moment is tantamount to committing suicide.”
After hearing the old man’s words, Xi’an said.
“If it’s not like that, why the hell did you ask me to make it… .”
“You saved my life, so now you resent me? If I left you alone, you would have been at least disabled… .”
After hearing this, it is difficult to blame the elderly.
The old man said as if it had already passed.
“It’s not something to be judged, so just buy it and be grateful for living a normal life.”
Even after saying that, Drake felt sorry for Xian.
It was all the more so knowing Xian’s talent.
Xian is not only talented enough to form a mana heart at the age of 7, but also a genius with tremendous intelligence.
It was only natural that he witnessed the flames of talent cool down in front of his eyes.
“Well, that’s probably your fate.”
However, things have already happened, and as I said earlier, there is no going back.
Drake got up without hesitation and brushed off the dust.
“More than that, things got complicated thanks to you.”
“… Are things getting complicated?”
Drake told Xian why he was staying with people in this dragonian’s lair.
After hearing all the stories, Xian asked.
“So you have to leave here?”
“Yeah, actually, I was contemplating whether to wait a little longer, but a little while ago, there was nothing to worry about about you.”
When Xian asked what that meant, Drake said.
Xian confirmed the fog that was thick even inside the rare.
He got used to the fog that spread in front of his eyes, but he was definitely not a normal guy.
“Don’t you feel strange?”
He remembered the moment when Xian encountered him.
It was only for a moment, but the guy who suddenly jumped out of the fog.
I still get chills when I think of that time.
To put it bluntly, surviving was only half luck.
“It seems to be hiding his presence.”
“Yes, but that is only one effect. For us, too, this fog is noxious.”
“For example, what… ?”
Are there other uses besides blinding?
“It hinders mana recovery. It will make you have nightmares again.”
Come to think of it, on my way here, I saw a lot of people who looked haggard… .
Also, at some point, he felt the old man’s mana.
At first, the fact that he could feel the mana, which was so vast that he could not fully feel it, was a story of slow recovery.
‘If it’s that much… .’
There was nothing to compare with Xi’an right away, and even compared to the children in Rare, there was not much difference.
“Originally, if I had time to spare, staying here for a few days would be an option… .”
“… … .”
now there is no room for it.
Right away, whenever the poison energy of the grandson caused a seizure, there was not enough mana to sleep.
“… … .”
Xian was lost in thought.
Drake almost ran out of mana in this accident.
However, on the other hand, Xian has a lot of mana.
Xian said confidently.
“Is there anything I can do to help?”
At least Xian had enough mana, but injecting mana into an opponent was not something that could be done with ordinary skills.
“I need to bring people together to see what happened. You will have to leave with everyone right now.”
Xian’s hair was tousled, and Xian crossed and blocked the old man’s way to his grandson.
“But you won’t know until you try.”
Xian knows it too.
The reason why the old man sticks to the strategy of enduring here is because of the risk.
It must have been because no matter how old he was, he couldn’t safely evacuate everyone if he was determined and harassed.
“No, even if you say you’re stubborn, there’s no time to wrestle, so get out of the way… .”
“I am not asking for a lot of time. Anything will do.”
Facing Xian’s hard eyes, the old man sighed.
“good night. Show the possibilities within an hour.”