Lumian entered the old tavern and was surprised to find that the woman had gotten up and was enjoying breakfast at her usual spot in the corner.
She changed her clothes again, wearing a long brown dress with a stand-up tie and ruffles and a dark velvet hat placed aside, making her look like she had just returned from attending a salon in high society.
”So early?” Lumian calmed down and walked over.
The lady raised her head and glanced at him:
”Is there a possibility that I didn’t sleep all night?”
”Maybe.” Lumian was not unfamiliar with this situation. After all, when the deadline was approaching, his sister Ao Luo I often stay up late. He just wonders why the mysterious lady in front of him suddenly mentioned such a sentence.
He glanced at the other person’s “dining table” and found that the food on the table was a cream soufflé dotted with some nuts, a very tempting baked muffin, a croissant, a cup of darker coffee and a piece of cat tongue cake.
My appetite is really good… But these things are really not something that Kordu can provide. Apart from Aurore, perhaps only the chef in the administrator’s family can make them… Lumian sat down and said casually:
”They are all desserts. ”
The lady nodded seriously and said,
”Intis’s desserts do taste good, and there are many kinds. Even if you have some for breakfast every day, you can go without repeating them for a month.”
After saying that, she took a bite of the cat tongue cake and half He closed his eyes, felt for a while and said,
”This is one of the meanings of travel.”
”Aren’t you from Intis?” Lumian took the opportunity to ask.
The lady smiled:
”I’m from Loen, but as far as the current situation is concerned, that doesn’t matter.”
In addition to steam machinery, factories and enterprises, and a large number of armies, there were only easy chairs, mint sauce, fried fish and potatoes, and pure Can beer brewed from snake fruit be considered a specialty of Loen? Lumian, who is a pure Intis, suddenly remembered the words that everyone usually used to laugh at the Kingdom of Loen.
He said “Yeah” and then said:
”I got rid of the monster with the shotgun.”
The lady took a sip of coffee and praised quite plainly:
For some reason, Lumian always felt that the other party There was some strange emotion in his eyes.
In the previous exchanges, he actually had a similar feeling. He thought that the other party was being playful and funny, but also had some hidden emotions, but he couldn’t tell what it meant.
”I got an abnormal crimson thing from that monster, and holding it makes me violent and full of rage.
”I think it must be something involving supernatural power, but it doesn’t Didn’t follow me to reality.
The lady smiled and said,
”Having been in and out so many times, haven’t you noticed that except for your own state, nothing else can be brought here? ” ”
Didn’t you say that except for extraordinary things…” Lumian stopped before he finished speaking.
He thought of the pain in his body now, of the injuries he suffered in the dream, and of the corresponding memories that had not been restored due to recall. He disappeared from reality. After
thinking for a while, he considered and said:
”You mean, after gaining extraordinary power through that crimson thing and turning yourself into an extraordinary person, the corresponding state that is different from normal people can bring about Is it reality?
” Quite smart. ” “The lady didn’t even raise her head, still enjoying the cream soufflé.
”But won’t the corresponding power be weakened as a result? Lumian frowned and asked, “The injuries I suffered in the dream were much lighter in reality.” ”
”The status changes brought about by extraordinary characteristics will not. “The lady raised her head, looked at Lumian and said, “That’s why I said except for extraordinary things. ”
Extraordinary characteristics…” Lumian chewed the term.
He thought of the “Extraordinary” his sister said.
After acquiring extraordinary characteristics, can you become an Extraordinary? Lumian probably understood something.
And based on the lady in front of him. Explaining, he made further guesses about the specialness of the dream:
the ruins actually existed, or were originally located somewhere in reality, and then fell into the depths of a big man’s dream, so they have been developing naturally. , and my dream is essentially a special passage, a special passage influenced by the symbols on my chest, connected to the ruins? According
to this speculation, the appearance of my home there is equivalent to a trace left in my dream when we interact with each other. The mark is a reflection of the safest place in my subconscious. Therefore, it does not look like the same kind of place as the surrounding wilderness and ruins, as if it is in a different world… The
monsters dare not come in because they do. No, they are in real ruins, and my “home” is the product of the blending of dreams and “reality”. People without special marks cannot pass through the corresponding barriers…
That special mark only affects me, The state it possesses will be recorded and brought back to reality. At this time, things that do not involve extraordinary factors will decay, and those involved will remain unchanged. Death should also be… If
this is the case, then there should be no horror in the dream home. Something strange, but the origin of these symbols on the chest and the source of that terrible sound also symbolize a certain kind of terror…
Lumian was silent for a long time, while the lady opposite was enjoying her breakfast leisurely and didn’t mind at all. When
he came back to his senses, Lumian asked:
”Then how should we use that crimson thing? Is it the extraordinary characteristic you said? “At the critical moment, he couldn’t help but use the honorific.
The lady put down the coffee in her hand and glanced at him:
”I can give you a potion recipe, just follow it. ”
The generous gift made Lumian a little uneasy:
”Why are you helping me like this?
The lady laughed and said,
”If I said it was fate, would you believe it? ” ”
I don’t believe it… Lumian subconsciously replied in his heart.
The anomalies in the village, the pressure like an approaching storm, and the desire for extraordinary power made him suppress his inner uneasiness and said in a deep voice:
”I believe it. ”
Once an opportunity arises, you must try very decisively and try your best to seize it without any hesitation or second-guessing!
The lady smiled, and the inexplicable Lumian emotion in her eyes seemed to be a little stronger.
She changed from black The lady took out a stack of sticky notes and a round-belly pen with a silver shell from her handbag, and started writing.
Soon, she stopped the pen in her hand, pulled off the top note and handed it to Lu Mian.
Lumian quickly took it and read it quickly:
”‘Hunter’ magic potion formula:
”Main material: one portion of ‘Hunter’ extraordinary characteristic;
”Supplementary material: 80 ml of red wine, one red chestnut flower ( It can be a specimen, or it can be replaced with 10 drops of the corresponding essential oil), 5 grams of poplar leaf powder, 10 grams of basil;
”How to use: drink directly.”
Lumian firmly remembered the corresponding content in his mind, then folded the note and put it into the inside pocket of his brown jacket.
After doing all this, he curiously asked:
”What does ‘Hunter’ mean?”
A hunter in the extraordinary sense?
”It is the name of the corresponding sequence.” The lady took another sip of coffee, “I know you don’t know much about mysticism. Let me briefly explain to you. There are twenty-two paths to common extraordinary powers in our world. Through Obtain materials containing corresponding extraordinary characteristics and mix potions to obtain them, and each path has 10 sequences, from sequence 9 to sequence 0. The smaller the number, the higher the rank, and the stronger the ability.
”The extraordinary characteristics you obtain belong to’ The Red Priest’s path can only be used to deploy the corresponding Sequence 9 ‘Hunter’. Lumian
listened very attentively and blurted out:
”Then which path does my sister Aurore belong to?” ”
”She is a Sequence 7 wizard of the ‘Peeper’ path. “The lady replied nonchalantly.
She didn’t mention how she knew.
Aurore is already Sequence 7? Yes, she has gained extraordinary power for several years… I only became Sequence 9 after taking the magic potion. , it’s still a bit different from her… I just hope that she won’t be a drag when escaping from Kordu in the future… Lumian couldn’t help but ask:
”Can I drink high-sequence potions directly, or drink sequence 9 today and tomorrow?” Just drink Sequence 8?
” Theoretically yes. ” “The lady added after Lumian showed a look of joy, “But most of the people who do this become dead people or monsters, and not one out of 10 million people may succeed.
”Become a monster? ” ” Lumian was shocked.
The lady said with a “haha” smile:
”Didn’t your sister tell you that the path to transcendence is dangerous?
”After drinking the potion, if you don’t control that power, you will either die from physical collapse or mutate into a monster. Why do you think the person you meet is in human form?”
No wonder… Lumian finally understood. What is the danger my sister is talking about.
But he was willing to face it.
”Is there no way to reduce this danger?” he asked.
The lady looked at him for two seconds and said,
”Yes, firm will, good physical condition, not too bad luck. As for the rest, you don’t need to know yet, because you are the one who got the first potion.”
”Good.” His physical condition…” Lumian, who originally planned to go back to catch up on his sleep and drink the potion later, frowned.
He was still seriously injured in the dream.
The lady opposite nodded lightly and said,
”Don’t worry. Wait until night, until the pain in your body has basically eased, and then go to sleep.”
”Uh…” Lumian asked thoughtfully, “As long as I am in reality The body is almost healed, and the injuries in the dream have completely recovered?”
You know, his body in reality is just a little sore, which is completely different from the injuries in the dream!
”Yes.” The lady confirmed Lumian’s guess.
”There is a lot of common sense about potions and the path to God. I will tell you after you drink the potion and become a ‘hunter’.” The
path to God… Lumian said doubtfully:
” Why don’t you talk about it now?”
The lady laughed and said,
”If you drink the potion and die, or become a monster, wouldn’t it be a waste of my time if I talk so much now?” ”
…” Lumian was speechless. explain.
He stood up, said goodbye and left.
Before taking a step forward, he asked again:
”Do you know there is something abnormal in the village?”