Lesson Ⅲb — Mana Perception

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Character Info: Hector



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Traits & Blessings

  • Blessing of Eisal
  • Protector Spirit
  • Rivalry Spirit


  • Sword Fighting Lv. 9
  • Cooking Lv. X
  • Fire Magic Lv. 2
  • Fortification Magic Lv. 1
  • Enhanced Mana Lv. 2

Lv. X? Don’t tell me this world uses a base twelve system1! That would make sense why it says Hector was 10 years old. 10 in base twelve is… twelve. I had heard of such a system in my previous life. Was is Duodecimal or Unical? I believe it was said to be much more useful in daily life than high mathematics. Since twelve can be divided by two, three, four and six it’s more useful for trading than ten which is only dividable by two and five. Even if I know about the existence of a base twelve system I don’t know about the words used for that. Is my Skill translating the numbers for me? Or do I need to learn new numbers? I’ll have to ask Hester later!

Hector opens his eyes. I tell him about having to learn Mana Perception. He seems to have expected that. Hector tells me he’ll be skipping sword practice and be meditating after lunch as well.

“Thanks a lot, Hector.”

“Don’t mention it.”

He looks at me with a devious face. Then he jumps at me pinning me down and starts petting me on my head and caressing my ears. I purr. I can feel my face turning red. I’m too embarrassed to throw him off. Hector simply continues. I think he likes doing that to me!

“Hector! Please stop! This is embarrassing!”

“Just a little more. Consider this my reward for helping you with your lesson.”

“Purr… Fine! But don’t you dare to do this in public!”

I turn around and lie on my belly and let Hector continue. Though it’s embarrassing it doesn’t feel bad. It’s calming. I could get used to this. Purr.

Hector petting sleeping Swift
Sleepy Kitten Volume 1 Cover Art by Chordatal

Without knowing it, I’ve already fallen asleep. When I wake up I’m lying in my bed. Hector comes in. He’s carrying a bucket full of water. He smiles.

“I was about to wake you up. Lunch is ready.”

“Sorry about that.”

I remember what happened. I blush and try to hide my face.

“I don’t mind. It’s partly my fault anyway. It’s not like you’re terribly heavy either.”

He’s such a good guy! I never had an elder sibling. But this must be what having a doting elder sibling must feel like. We go downstairs to the kitchen. Hector has made quite a lunch. It’s so delicious! I just wonder where the meat came from though.

“Thanks for the food. It was very yummy.”

“Glad you liked it.”

I just remembered something. I look at the clock in my interface. It says 10:2E. So everything here seems to use the base-twelve system.

Hester sends us out to the lawn to continue training. To my surprise, I gain the Mana Perception skill before the end of the day! I still don’t know what triggered it. But who cares? With Hector helping out I have gained the skill. That’s what counts. So on the next skill!