Tales of an Enchantress – Chapter 17

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{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 2!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 3!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 4!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 5!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 6!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 7!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 8!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 9!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

{A skill has been automatically selected based on your recorded actions.}

 

{Congratulations!!! You have leveled to Enchantress Lvl 10!}

{All stats increase by one.}

{You have one skill point.}

Special Skills Available:

{Demon Lover (Passive): Demons have a 10% greater attraction to your appearance.}

{Love Dummy (Active) Summon a temporary love doll to hold you at night and keep you warm.}

{Monster Tamer (Active): Tame a monster. Chance is based on level of monster and level of charm.}

I balked at the flood of text that flew across my vision as soon as my class up finished. I had expected it to some extent, but not to this level. The phenomenon was known as class up backlash. Basically, once someone reaches the max level of their class, their accumulated experience is stored until they Class Up. Some accounts claim that the experience degrades over time, so that the longer you spend in Class Up, the less final experience you get. For most people, this wouldn’t affect them at all. They only gain a special skill every 15 levels anyway, and never had a choice of skills in the first place. Jumping ten levels all of a sudden would be considered a blessing to anyone. Anyone, except me.

“Shit!” I screeched.

I had thought, prayed really, that I’d be able to pick from each of the levels I gained. However, apparently, leveling up before you picked a special skill was treated like taking too long to pick a skill. That was to say, the system picked for me. Like that, 9 special skills were selected at random, based not on my choice, but by the temperament I was in when I received those skills. They’d all be in the same vein as the skills I had earned in my last class. Nine points wasted.

However, I didn’t have the time to see what the points gave me. Instead, I could only focus on the last level up, the one that hadn’t been assigned. No matter how attractive the other options looked, I had to once again select an option based on need. Of course, Monster Tamer was my immediate selection. With my stamina and health rejuvenated I stood back up confidently. The wolves immediately became wary, but I didn’t give them a chance to act.

I didn’t waste another moment and went to use it on closest wolf to me. I held up my hand and it glowed green for a second. That glow struck one of the wolves. Instantly, their aggressive nature calmed. Instead of growling, they sat down and tilted their head, their tongue dipping out of their mouth playfully. This confused the other two wolves, whose attack were instantly interrupted.

However, it bought me time, and I immediately used the ability on the next two wolves. Like the first, their aggression seemed to evaporate like it had all been a lie. Suddenly, I had three wolf monsters looking at me like I was their best friend. I heard a low growl to my side and instinctively turned. There was the Alpha. The knife was still in his neck and he was bleeding profusely, but it looked like he hadn’t been put down. Seeing that his pack had stopped the hunt, he was now once again showing his aggression.

I could have used Monster Tamer on him as well. It was incredibly useful on these small fry monsters.

“Kill him.” I ordered, pointing at the Alpha.

Without a thought, the three wolves surged forward, leaping onto the monster that was once their leader. He didn’t have a chance injured as he was, but he still put up quite a vicious fight. I turned my head in disgust as the animals fought. I eventually heard bone breaking, and when I turned back, the Alpha laid in a pool of red. The other three wolves had all sustained wounds of their own. They had red muzzles. One looked to have an injured leg, another looked to have had his neck bit. The Alpha was the leader for a reason. Even injured and outnumbered he had put up a fight.

It was a gruesome sight, and the Monster Tamer ability was still too new that I fully trusted that the animals were tamed. However, after there postures relaxed, I couldn’t help but take a few steps forward. I had done it. I had controlled the wolves. I had the power to rule over others. Sure, they were just monsters, but monsters were not exactly a weak force. These wolves were in their version of the first class. Only the alpha wolf was on the verge of reaching second. I seemed to know that instinctually now that they were tamed. They were known as Artic Wolves, although I could have figured all that out with analyze just as easily.

I smiled, reaching out to the cutest looking of the wolves, which was the female wolf. While she wasn’t altered by my seduction or pheromones, she was no less influenced by Monster Tamer. I gave a low chuckle as the animal sniffed my hand playfully. I no longer needed to depend on Min, but I didn’t need to be alone either.

An arrow suddenly struck her in the eye. She was sniffing my hand one second, and then blood splattered across my face. I fell back in surprise, once again landing on my butt. The other two wolves turned around, only to be similarly struck with arrows. One of the wolves had taken it in the neck, and the other in the leg. The one who took it in the neck collapsed a second later, quickly finding death. The other one started growling, but his defenses didn’t last as two more arrow struck him.

Three men walked out into the clearing. One of them walked over to the wolves, immediately cutting their throats to make sure they were dead. The other two approached me as I continued to scoot back, my eyes barely holding back the anger and confusion as I glared at them.

It was the lead slaver, the Kappa, the boy I had been trying to seduce, and another man who had been part of the gangbang. After realizing I was trying to run away in fear again, I stopped my arms and feet from scooting back. Instead, I moved to stand up, picking the debris off my skirt and wiping the dirt from my clothing. Calm… In control. Using my manipulation, I put on a look of defiance, refusing to show the men any more weakness.

“Kneel.” He finally said after a few moments of silence.

“Go to hell…” I responded back.

The two men next to the Kappa made noises of surprise, but the Kappa only seemed to nod. At that point, I realized what the surprise was. I reached up and touched my collar. It was still wrapped firmly around my neck. However, I not only didn’t feel pain, I felt no inclination at all to follow his command. Although, the collar was likely the reason the Kappa was able to find me so quickly as well. It didn’t work to stop me, but it still had it’s setbacks. The Kappa was probably aware of the class  up as well.

“I see…” The Kappa said simply, “Your little stunt killed two of our men. It seems you have become a liability.”

The Kappa’s speed was incredible. He threw something that exploded at my feet. A gas seemed to rise up into my nose. It smelled bitter and sharp. It was actually a smell I recognized. Reinhart had made me sniff various potions and ingredients during his tutelage. This was a knockout gas used by some adventurers and hunters who wanted to catch something alive. I immediately held my breath, an act that was incredibly easy with Lover’s Breath.

Making choking noises, I simulated the irritation Reinhardt had explained to me. Dropping to one knee and finally collapsing unconscious on the ground. After a minute of faking it, I finally could hear the approaching footsteps. I waited until the footsteps were right over me before I trusted myself to breath again. I was supposed to be unconscious, not dead.

Fingers went over my mouth, followed by a yell. “She’s still alive!”

It was the Kappa who responded, still a distance away. “Of course, she’s alive. The two of you finish her off! Dispose of the body and then come back.”

“What will you be doing?”

“I’ll be doing what the leader does. Handling the merchandise. I’ll tell that elf bitch that her friend got herself eaten by a wolf.” My heart sunk as the Kappa said this, but the next line caused me to grow enraged.

“Ah? As for that elf bitch, will we, by chance, be allowed to handle the merchandise?”

“It’s been nothing but trouble since we took on those two. That elf one has little value and is docile. I’m sure all the men have a lot of stress to burn off after today. I’ll allow it.” The footsteps started moving away once he finished speaking, as if Aria’s unconscious body meant nothing to him.

“Oh, ho… this is wonderful.” A voice right over me muttered to himself. “I haven’t tasted an elf yet. It’ll be quite fun tearing her open.”

“I suppose, but isn’t this girl even more beautiful.” Another voice beside him said, it was the voice of the younger boy I had been seducing.

“Look lad, there are things better that simple beauty. Innocence for example.”

“But… isn’t it better to be with someone who knows what they are doing? An experienced woman.”

There was a light sigh. “I get it. She’s going to be dead in a moment anyway, we might as well have fun. Any other day with any other woman and I’d be happy to show you the ropes. Violate her until she’s nothing but cum and blood. However, this woman has some kind of succubus powers. She’s like those Cambions nearby boss is always telling us about. You weren’t there last night so you don’t know, but she did something. She got into our heads. Messed with our sensibilities. I ended up rubbing my cock up against Breveck’s for ten minutes. You know how awkward that was after? Well, he’s dead now anyway, but trust me, this bitch is bad news.”

“She’s so beautiful, though…” The boy said longfully.

“Hmm… well… I’ll tell you what. We’ll slit her throat. Once her veins go cold you can give it to her for a few minutes before we burn her. Sound good?”

“D-dead?”

There was the sound of a sword being drawn. “Pussy is pussy… as long as it’s not rank. And even then if you’re willing to hold your nose.”

While the guys had been speaking such nasty things, I worked more seduction on the boy. There might have been other skills I could use now, but I didn’t have the time to work it out. Instead, I had to use what I knew. I opened my eyes and sat up. The action was immediately caught by the two men. The boy’s eyes almost brightened while the older man fumbled with his sword in complete shock.

It was the boy I focused on. “I love you! Please. This guy is standing in the way of our love. If you kill him, we can be together. You can… have all of me.”

The words came out far more naturally than they should have.

“What?” The older man said incredulously, looking at me like I had gone bonkers before raising his sword. “I’ve been waiting to do this. Die yo-“

The sword slamming right into his back came as a complete surprise. A bloody blade came right out through his chest. With his mouth gaping open, he looked back to see the boy standing there resolutely, still holding the blade.

“She’s mine! I love her! You won’t touch her!” He shouted resolutely.

The older man collapsed to his knees, a few words mumbling from his mouth. “Yo-you damned fool.”

I stood up with the knife still in my hands, walking up to the dying man. “The way I see it, men either live like fools, or die like assholes. Which are you?”

“Why… you bi-“

“Wrong answer.” I sliced his throat.

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