Crystal Down

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Awakening Crystals and Forest Magic

published on 2019-12-20, last updated on 2020-07-03 written by Thai “0xReki” Chung , edited by notKeoni

Enough crafting for the day, it’s time to survey the area. I leave my cave and dismantle the tent and put the parts into my Infinite Storage. After that, I take a look around. The cliff seems only about a few hundred meters wide, meaning if I walk a little I can get on top of the cliff without climbing. On top of the cliff, a beautiful meadow spreads out.

I find the holes in the ground are my chimney tunnels. I get some sand from my Infinite Storage and create cowls and put them on top. Done! Now I neither need to worry about things dropping through the holes nor wind pushing smoke downwards.

I eye a crystal the size of my fist nearby. It’s a deep green emerald. I try to pick it up but it’s as if it’s rooted to the ground: I can’t move it all. The crystal starts shining brightly. It’s blinding. I have to close my eyes. After the light dies down I open my eyes again. The emerald has turned colourless. What happened? Do I have an event log? No, it doesn’t look like it. Out of options, I analyze the colourless crystal.

Item: Drained Awakening Crystal

A mysterious crystal that has the power to awaken skills and traits. The colour of the crystal depends on the skill or trait the crystal is able to grant. After use, the crystal turns colourless until it has gathered enough magic to grant another skill or trait.

This particular crystal has recently been used.

So I must have gained a skill or a trait. Let me see… I open my character window.

Character Info

Name: Swift Mittens
Age: X
Race: Neotes Ailuranthrope

Titles & Blessings

  • Keeper of Crystal Down
  • Druid (Feline Form, Forest Magic Level 5, and Foraging Level 5)
  • Jack of All Trades (Fighting Level 1, Magic Skills Level 1, and Production Skills Level 1)
  • Master of Magic (Magic Skills Level X)
  • Survival Artist (Survival Skills Level X)

Traits

  • Menu (Hidden Trait)
  • Mystic Eye of Analysis (Menu Trait)
  • Mystic Eye of Knowledge (Menu Trait)
  • Infinite Storage (Menu Trait)
  • Accelerated Recovery (Racial Trait: Ailuranthrope)
  • Quick Learner (Racial Trait: Neotes)
  • Feline Form (Hidden Racial Trait: Ailuranthrope)
  • Lucky Devil (Hidden Racial Trait: Neotes)
  • Appealing Charisma (Trait)
  • Nimble & Precise (Trait)

Skills

Fighting Level ()

  • Blunt Weapon Mastery Level ()
  • Short Blade Mastery Level ()
  • Long Blade Mastery Level ()
  • Spear Mastery Level ()
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat Level ()
  • Bow Mastery Level ()
  • Shield Mastery Level ()

Magic Skills Level (ten)

  • Mana Perception Level (ten)
  • Mana Control Level (ten)
  • Fire Magic Level (ten)
  • Water Magic Level (ten)
  • Wind Magic Level (ten)
  • Earth Magic Level (ten)
  • Lightning Magic Level (ten)
  • Light Magic Level (ten)
  • Dark Magic Level (ten)
  • Familiar Magic Level (ten)
  • Space Magic Level (ten)
  • Forest Magic Level ()

Production Skills Level ()

  • Alchemy Level ()
  • Carpenting Level ()
  • Compounding Level ()
  • Cooking Level ()
  • Leatherworking Level ()
  • Smithing Level ()

Survival Skills Level (ten)

  • Camping Level (ten)
  • Danger Sense Level (ten)
  • Evasion Level (ten)
  • Fishing Level (ten)
  • Foraging Level (ten)
  • Presence Detection Level (ten)
  • Presence Isolation Level (ten)
  • Riding Level (ten)
  • Trap Detection Level (ten)
  • Trap Disarming Level (eleven)
  • Trap Setting Level (eleven)
  • Weakness Detection Level (ten)

I think I have gained the Forest Magic skill. Neat! I think I also got the title “Druid”. I think I can use that to hide the entrance to my cave. Excited, I analyze one of the other crystals.

Item: Awakening Crystal of Weak Constitution

A mysterious crystal that has the power to awaken skills and traits. The colour of the crystal depends on the skill or trait the crystal is able to grant. After use, the crystal turns colourless until it has gathered enough magic to grant another skill or trait.

This particular crystal has the ability to grant the trait Weak Constitution.

Weak Constitution? So traits and skills aren’t always beneficial? I analyze the next crystal.

Item: Awakening Crystal of Permanent Invisibility

A mysterious crystal that has the power to awaken skills and traits. The colour of the crystal depends on the skill or trait the crystal is able to grant. After use, the crystal turns colourless until it has gathered enough magic to grant another skill or trait.

This particular crystal has the ability to grant the trait Permanent Invisibility.

Permanent Invisibility? That’s terrible. I guess I have to thank my Lucky Devil trait that I happened to pick up something useful.

I have a closer look at the meadow. There are awakening crystals spread all over. I have a look at several other crystals. I sigh… If they don’t have detrimental effects they have traits or skills I already have. I give up. Given my current sample size, I don’t think it’s worth looking at more crystals right now. Anyway, let’s go back to the cave. At my cave, I use Forest Magic to grow ivy to hide the entrance.

“Growth!”

But having ivy only in front of the entrance is too conspicuous! So I grow more ivy across the whole cliff. To make sure I can find the entrance I put two boulders to several meters away from the entrance near the cliff. Satisfied with my work, I enter my cave. There’s pizza waiting for me!

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