I look at him weirdly hearing his excited shout, it is very rare to see Jim so excited, I have seen him this excited very few times.
"You are quite lucky to have this, I had to beg my mother for months to get storage equipment same level like this," Jim said.
"Storage Artifacts?" I asked in confusion as I was under the impression that it is a very good preservation box, look like those runes on it were not just for the show but before I could ask him, he started explaining himself.
"Yes, A Vintage High-level Knight grade storage artifact and this type of design used to be quite a popular century ago but now people used pocket type storage artifact."
"It needs refined mana crystal, the non-refined one I have won't work on it." He said with regret.
"Don't worry, after we went back home, I will give you a refined crystal," he said and handed me back the box.
I felt very pleased when he said he will give refined mana crystals without hesitation as not only they are insanely expensive but also very rare.
"How much s.p.a.ce it will have?" I asked with trepidation, hoping it will be seeing it High-Level Knight grade artifact.
"10 square meters," Jim said shocking the h.e.l.l out of me, I had expected it to be four or five meters at most as the storage pouch I have is Low-level Knight grade artifact and it had an only s.p.a.ce of one square meter.
"Don't take it out in front of anybody." Warned Jim, I nodded in understanding. The allure of high-grade storage equipment is too great, its s.p.a.ce is ten times greater than what low-level storage equipment could offer.
He left soon after saying I had to make lunch for the before leaving for my training which I readily agreed.
Just as Jim left and I shut my tent tightly and activated my tent at Maximum security without care for the Sergeant level core I am burning at every half an hour.
After seeing all is safe, I took out one thumbnail size colorless crystals out, this is refined Crystal which was part of a payment that Shawn had given me and Sarah.
I don't know why but it never comes in my mind to Mana crystal on the case, all this time I was using monster core like an idiot.
I carefully put the Mana Crystal on the slot and next moment all the runes on it lit up a little and when I opened the case, I saw nothing but dark s.p.a.ce just like my pocket storage.
It really is Storage Artifact! I thought in my mind, till now I still had some doubts in my mind but seeing the dark s.p.a.ce all is cleared.
''Hun!" An involuntary sound came out of my mouth when I looked inside it, Inside it is paper books each one is about a hundred pages thick, there seem to be about a hundred of them.
Paper is quite rare to see, only high-cla.s.s people use as a symbol of status.
It is not that paper is expensive, it is quite cheap really but no one actually uses it seeing holowatch can do the same work and store millions of times of data.
I am quite disappointed seeing this, I was expecting some Totem artifacts or High-level Knight grade artifacts or some rare things but seeing there are only paper books, I am quite disappointed.
'Well, this storage equipment alone is quite good and I should not be greedy' I thought and took out one paper book see what is it about.
The book is light brown and looking at the cover and binding, it looked quite expensive. On the book cover, there is a drawing of intricate Warhammer, whoever drew this must be expert.
A. Silver this is a name written in big letters below the drawing of Warhammer, this A. Silver must be the writer of this book.
'Gasp' An involuntary gasp came out of my mouth when I look at the first page of the book.
"f.u.c.king unreal!" I said out loud, thank G.o.d, I had made the tent soundproof otherwise it would be heard by people outside.
TOTEM BLUEPRINT! This is totem blueprint, I never guessed I can be this fortunate, not only this book had totem blueprint but it also has a full explanation of this blueprint.
Totem Blueprints are used in the making of Totems, they are just like Reginement Engine diagrams, it just that totem need a lot of external materials to be made.
I quickly take out all the books out storage, a total of 102 books, All of them printed by the name of A. Walter.
This must be a collection of some Runemaster who specialized in making Totem Blueprints. The Runemaster is a profession which deals with the rune's, there are many branches of this profession and the one who specifically deals with the designing of totem blueprints, they are known as totem masters.
Jill's parents are also Runemaster, of which branch are they I don't know that.
I only knew basic about runes and totem designing but still, I was able to understand quite a bit, if I study these books and totem making books I have profoundly, then I may be able to design my own totem by the time I reached the Lieutenant stage.
I read these books for quite a while as they had quite a bit type of different types of totems, some totems are downright weird that I've never heard about heard that this type totem also exist.
Before leaving, I had given my mother the Totem book I have, hoping she would at least read it once but seeing her totally uninterested look on her face, I don't think she will even open that book.
I kept reading it for hours and only stopped when I heard the sound outside, feeling curies I activated 360-degree projection.
It turned out that some people came to Jim's camp and Jim seemed to know them as he seems very friendly to them.
They must have been members of his organization, Jim had sent the SOS signal to his organization member when Sarah was stung by Life Vapor Mosquito, they must have been quite far away as they took more than six hours.
After seeing all is good, I close the projection and started to think about something with series mood.
That Crystalline grain is nothing but the concentrated energy of Duke stage expert if we go by this thinking then the monster core is nothing but concentrated Berserk energy like different type energy of that high-level expert for this similarity, there are many differences between them.
First and foremost is the grade of energy, the grade of energy contained in the crystalline grain is too high and so is its amount, Jim said that it will take him years to melt him that granule even if he tried his best.
Compare to energy is in crystalline grain, berserk energy in monster core really minuscule, it will be like comparing grain of sand to the large boulder, there is both qualitative and quant.i.tative difference between them.
Last but not least flavor of the energies, both of their nature are extreme opposite. One is mild which even went out of control, will seep out of the body without damaging it while other is berserk energy which name itself suggests its berserk nature.
It is extremely destructive and uncontrollable in nature if one just consume it above his bodies cant handle then the only option he has is exploded.
When I was talking to Jim, a daring and dangerous thought in my mind but I squashed it, in the thought of thinking about it later but now the more I think about it, the more plausible it seems.
I have been taking Super Elite very lightly till now, I had never seen them using their full power but talking to Jim, I am starting to guess their true strength.
If I want to compare with the Super Elite, then using berserk energy is the only option I have as I will not going to get that Crystalline grain in some lucky encounter and even if I got lucky and obtained the Crystalline grain, I don't know that secret process and runic inception they used.
I can say I am quite lucky to compare to other adventurers as I have Refinement Engine which could refine the berserk energy and also have enough seals in the body that It can handle some amount of berserk energy.
Making my mind, I took out a monster core from my storage and ate it to start this experiment. If successful then I will soon have the power to fight with Super Elite on equal terms.