“I… I need to think about it.”
Completely disregarding the situation I fall into my old habit of thinking out loudly.
“I would be a great thing having someone to teach me things. But waking up early is such a drag, I do like sleeping a lot…”
Hester laughs. It’s sound devious but not threatening. She sounds more amused.
“That would certainly explain they reincarnated you with an Ailurantrope body!”
“Half-Ailurantrope! I insist.”
Oh here I go again splitting hairs. I fall back into my gaming habits. I should try and get information on her. It’s surprisingly hard not to stare while doing that.
Character Information: Hester Swift
- Witch of the Divine Tree
- Retired Heroine
- Cooking Lv. 9
- Elemental Magic Lv. 10
“Skipping tutorials is bad. I will accept your offer. Please be kind to me!”
“That was a quick decision! Well, from now you’re an Apprentice of the Divine Tree.”
Title: Apprentice of the Divine Tree acquired.
“I can see your title hasn’t changed. I won’t be asking you about your real status — that’s none of my business. But here’s your first lesson: keeping up appearances. You should set your title, public level and skills to something sensible.”
“How did you know I can do that?”
“Simple: If you can ride like that you must be at least Lv. 10. Yet your public status was you were Level 1.”
I set my title to Apprentice of the Divine Tree and my public level to 15. As for skills, set my public skills to Danger Sense Lv. 10, Familiar Contract Lv. 8 and Riding Lv. 6.
“Those skill levels are of the charts! But then considering those are the only skills you apparently have, it’s OK. You’ll be regarded as a minor rarity, a person with inherent Skills, given you’re a mixed Chitwer Ailurantrope, that’s nothing to be surprised about. But that’s it for now. We should get you and your Kuikagel settled in here first. I hear you named him Alfred?”
“Yes, Alfred Joducus Kuikagel.”
“It has a certain ring to it. You can use the entrance area for Alfred. Do you want a red scarf for him?”
“Wouldn’t that inconvenient visitors? Sure, I’ll take it!”
“What visitors? It’s been years and you’ve been the first to come here since quite a while! OK, there that boy that regularly comes for tutoring. But he certainly won’t mind. In fact, that Kuikagel of yours is so rare you can expect everyone to expect it to be treated way better.”