~ Chapter 34: Blessings 101 (Part 2) ~
To put it bluntly, we were taken by surprise by her words. Until now, this was the first time when I heard that our Blessings could have some sort of use other than a passive one better known as talent. So far, all we knew was that we had some skills the gods offered us the moment we were born and that they were meant to help us carve a path in life for ourselves. I never thought that we could 'use' these Blessings as if some sort of Active Skill.
Then again, maybe I am getting a bit ahead of myself. Aunty mentioned neither an Active nor a Passive ability. I thought and then I asked her “Erm, aunty? What do you mean by 'used'?”
“It means willingly activating your Blessing and use it like a Magic Spell or Skill.” she replied.
When we heard her, we looked with big eyes at her.
“To think that I would be able to impress the both of you... Today is a happy day!” she said and wiped away an invisible tear from under her right eye.
“Blessings can be activated and used in a similar way to real skills? Why weren't we told about this before?” I asked surprised.
“I read about this in my books, but... I thought the authors were just exaggerating the importance of their Blessings?” sister asked.
“Some of them yes, but just as Leo pointed out, there are Blessings out there, especially those from the God of War, which offer an active ability besides the passive ability through which you are able to perform better in that area. In general, it depends on each individual what sort of skill you get, but at the same time, there are strict categories separating combat ones from non-combat ones.” she explained, but I could bet my desert on it that mother helped her remember this complicated explanation.
“Like the Blessing from the God of Art?” I asked.
“Correct!” she pointed at me and smiled.
“So, what Blessings does aunty have?” asked Cassandra.
Despite her being our close relative and teacher for so many years, this was something I never got to find out. The [Status Window] spell couldn't be used on anyone besides me and those in my party or who were my slaves or pets. And even then, I still wouldn't be able to see them because [Blessings] appeared in a Special Window, which only the owner could see if they cast the spell on themselves...
“I hold the [Blessing of Combat] from Kreatull, the God of War, and another one, which is of no importance.” she waved off the last one like it was nothing, but there was something that caught my attention.
“Why 'Combat' and not 'Battle' like sister's?” I asked.
“Even if one receives the same Blessing from the same god, it can manifest differently. As such, there are what are known as 'Common' Blessings and also 'Rare' ones too. The most common Blessing from the God of War is the [Blessing of Combat]. The rare one is the [Blessing of War], but I have never heard of the [Blessing of Battle], so I believe it may be of the rare or even legendary types.” she sort of explained.
“Erm...” I was having a bit of trouble understanding, but form the looks of things, there were three types of Blessings.
“Legendary?” sister asked instead of me.
“Hm...” aunty was scratching the top of her head “Just think of it this way: For every 100 children, you will find at least one that has a common Blessing. For every 10000 children, you will find one that has a rare Blessing. As for the 'Legendary' ones, you might find only one in the entire country every 100 years or so.”
“In other words... aunty's Blessing isn't that special?” I asked tilting my head to the left.
“That's a harsh way of putting it, but yes... There are many like me who hold the [Blessing of Combat].” she nodded.
“Is there a difference between them?” sister asked.
“There is very BIG difference in HOW you use them and HOW SKILLED you are in using them. Even if you have only legendary combat Blessings, it doesn't matter if you have no idea how to use them at their maximum potential. So keep that in mind, little ones. It's not the rarity of the Blessing that counts but how you use it!” she said with a smirk as she lifted a finger up.
“Umu! I will!” sister nodded.
“Then, will you show us now how to use a Blessing?” I asked.
“Of course! This was the reason why I woke you up so early in the morning, after all!” she replied with a big smile on her face.
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