C'mon Jay-Jay! This is like the first time Levin was having a normal conversation since Ward #1!
It’s true, he was actually acting normal for once. It was oddly refreshing.
I know that people want Levin to die, but considering the fact that we have yet to see who he is working for or what is his motive, i would not took that gamble, it is like Dio Brando, you kill him and then you get Yoshikage Kira, Diavolo and Pucci right behind him just ready to cause some worse shit that he could ever do.
It's quite valuable to the right buyer... If somebody wanted to mine black crystal and didn't have the recipe for red elixir. Or just, didn't want to drain the blood of hundreds of pandemonium magic users.
Calling it now....treasure is INSIDE the blood
I've been thinking for a few months that Smile's infiltrator is Levin himself, and that his way of acting is designed specifically to prevent anyone from suspecting him. Why suspect someone already suspicious? In the meantime he can still gather information without anyone asking questions about the real motivations, since they already think badly regardless (but for the wrong reasons)
So Black Crystal is actually not mined at all, it's synthesized. And probably doesn't occur naturally.
So is red elixir to black crystal like is yellowcake to enriched uranium?
Today we learn that the real treasure was the blood of the innocent(?) magic users we have spilled along the way.
"Vessles" -> "Vessels"
"Injested" -> "Ingested"
Okay, I'm doubling down here. He's explicitly asking the paladin what this weird, blood-like stuff is. I'm like, 99.9% certain that somehow, someway, Levin's win condition is legitimately dying. He wants to find, do, or ask something that's so blatantly bad that everyone else groups up and kills him in a way that is blatantly against the rules. I don't know what it is, I don't know how it is or why it is, maybe he's a mage with his magic legitimately just being an uno reverse card? I don't know. But I do know that every single action he's done has been making my jester-meter go tick-tick-tickety.
"Injested" may also mean "injected", though to me it's a mixture of both means of delivery and I like this new word.
There's also the possibility there is no grand secret and Levin really is that much of heel, who got just enough skills to survive being a heel in Lorg for an extended period of time.
But he's just too knowledgeable and confident for there to be nothing.
Way back during the penalty game (1897) Levin says that he doesn't want to "rely on 'that' too much". So yes, Levin clearly has something.