Manowa - Chapter 170

Published at 15th of May 2019 09:11:32 PM
Chapter 170

Chapter 170 - Let's Hand Over a Puppet

◎ Blue Rifon Fort, In Front of the Entrance, Next Morning

The day after the celebration of Kazane and the others returning from the fort . Jinrai's discharge from the hospital was scheduled to happen in three days, so Kazane and the others decided to quickly return to Deer South, passing through Crimiona City on the way .

「That was amazing last night . You instantly made a house . 」

Yuzu was excitedly talking to Kazane .

All the O-ring members had come to see Kazane and the others off .

Unlike Kazane's party, Ori and the others decided to stay and clean up the monsters inside the dungeon . It looked like it had been a 10-layer class dungeon for about a month . The concept of layers no longer mattered to the dungeon monsters since the Heart Orb had disappeared, so they would all start heading for the surface at once . The guild had already made the quest to order their defeat, and Ori's party had already accepted that quest .

「So is that also a Golem technique?」

Kazane nodded after Yuzu's question .

「That's right . Umm, you know Fixation Normalization, right?」

「Yeah . I only learned it recently, though . 」

Yuzu replied without self-confidence . Fixation by itself was indispensable for Golem magic, but Fixation Normalization was a type of E​nchantment magic . The ability to use it showed that Yuzu was already an excellent Golem user . She wasn't able to play an active role this time, but she was still a rank B adventurer .

「That Cottage is one of its applications . I think the best image is like piling up building blocks?」

「I see . 」

Yuzu nodded after Kazane's words . In the Tuure Kingdom, Golems were treated purely like Golems . Other uses weren't prohibited, but doing so was considered a disgraceful deed . So it wasn't like there weren't people who made things like Kazane's Cottage, but since the technique hadn't spread, Yuzu naturally hadn't been taught such usage .

「I think as long as you keep it simple, Yuzu-san should already be able to make a Cottage . 」

「Yeah . I'll give it a try . 」

Yuzu meekly nodded .

The day before yesterday, Yuzu lost her composure at Kazane's lack of Golem user common sense . But once her head cooled, she observed Kazane's magic, and as she perceived her delicate Golem control ability, something changed inside Yuzu .

And that greatly changed her perception of Kazane . The truth was, there was no Golem user as capable as Kazane in Tuure . Yuzu abandoned her preconceived notions and started thinking she had been helplessly foolish . She started looking at Kazane with awe as a Golem user who had reached a distant height .

Kazane was a little confused at the change, but she thought getting on good terms with Naoki's friend was a good thing . Then Kazane thought she should do something for a fellow Golem user and prepared a present for Yuzu .

「Yuzu-san, this is for you . 」

So saying, Kazane took out a 1/10th scale Kazane-chan puppet from her Item Box . It was simply colored with Coating, and Naoki behind had a transcendentally desiring expression . Of course, Kazane ignored him .

「This is . . . . did you reproduce your own likeness and color it?」

Reproducing one's own likeness was a basic Golem technique, but it was an imitation made with dirt or rock . Also, Yuzu knew about Coating, but couldn't use it . Although Yuzu didn't know of any examples of using Coating for coloring purposes .

「That's right . And now, I'll make it move . 」

So saying, Kazane held out the puppet and poured in Magic Power, and it came alive . Naoki was greatly excited . Lyle and Emily didn't understand what was going on and anxiously asked「Are you OK?]「What's wrong, Naoki?」but unfortunately, the problem was mental . It was incurable .

「It moves beautifully . 」

Yuzu was more fascinated by the thing in front of her than the strange situation of the man she liked . Yuzu's Golems couldn't make those smooth movements .

But with her experience as a magician, Yuzu noticed that the puppet wasn't made from ordinary dirt . She saw the material directly responding to the technique in a way she had never seen before . Yuzu took the puppet and examined it, and although it only had a small fragment of a Baby Core inside, Magic Power was being generated . And she understood that the Magic Power conversion efficiency of the material the puppet she had received was made from was abnormally high . Then Yuzu understood what that material was .

「By any chance, is this Muscle Clay?」

「Yep, that's right . 」

Kazane immediately replied . Yuzu had stiffened when she had guessed that she was directly touching the national treasure designated material Muscle Clay .

By the way, Kazane had heard that Muscle Clay couldn't be produced and was rare in Tuure, but she didn't know that even though it was designated as a national treasure, Tuure only had three times more Muscle Clay than the amount in the doll she had given Yuzu .

「Ah, don't drop it . It's pretty fragile . 」

「Wahtatata . S, sor, sorry . 」

When it seemed like she was about to reflexively drop the doll, Kazane's words returned Yuzu to sanity, and she hugged the puppet close to avoid dropping it . Muscle Clay was a material that exerted high power with Golem magic, but the material itself wasn't tough at all . That's why Tatsuyoshi-kun and Hippomaru-kun had exoskeletons .

「Bu, but why did you give me this?」

Yuzu looked at Kazane with a surprised expression, but it couldn't be said that Yuzu's reaction was overly agitated . She, a private individual, now owned a national treasure class item . Kazane was also wondering if she was overdoing it based on that situation, but it was the best material to convey what Kazane was intending, so she continued explaining .

「So, this thing has the simple patterns of the Golem control techniques I use . Since it's a Technique Formula Visualization, if Yuzu-san analyzes it, I think you can adopt my Golem magic . 」

「Giving me such a valuable thing . . . 」

Visualization was something that allowed a third party to look at someone's Technique Formulas and easily understand the structure of their magic . Frankly speaking, it was an act that revealed the secrets behind someone's spells . It was an impossible story for anyone with a related occupation .

「Well, listen . I only acquired this ability by chance, and I don't really understand it myself . So I want Yuzu-san to examine it and give me feedback . 」

Kazane said, but Yuzu was even more hesitant as she replied .

「But, this . Kazane-san may not understand, but this is a truly amazing thing for us Tuure Golem users . It will probably . . . almost certainly become a very serious problem . 」

Yuzu had teary eyes . But the magician Ortova watching over the developments from behind started talking .

「Will Yuzu become stronger if she uses this?」

The abrupt question made Kazane blink in surprise, but she turned to Ortova and nodded .

「There is no doubt that her Golems' fighting power will be strengthened . I think it's also certain that they will move more nimbly, and the Magic Power consumption will also be reduced . 」

This doll was basically a way to teach a deeper type of Golem magic . Yuzu was frightened because she understood that . When Ortova heard that, he looked at Yuzu .

「Accept it . 」

「 . . . . . . Ortova-san . 」

Ortova shook his head at Yuzu's miserable voice .

「Yuzu, you should know . You should have learned inside the dungeon . If we had power, we could have finished things without any loss . 」

Yuzy understood what Ortova was trying to say . The remains of the companion they still couldn't speak about was at their campsite . Yuzu understood that if they had more power, another member of O-ring might be with them right now .

「 . . . . Ok . 」

Yuzu was still hesitating even after being told that by her companion, but she had no choice but to nod .

「Understood . Kazane-san, I'll borrow this . 」

So saying, Yuzu grasped the puppet tightly . The Kazane-chan doll struggled and acted like it was in pain . It was pointlessly finely detailed .

「Well, I was planning to give it to you, but if Yuzu-san prefers it like that, it's fine . 」

「Yeah . Thank you . 」

「Then will our next meeting be in Gordios City?」

Ori said from beside Yuzu .

「Is that so? So Ori-san is planning to challenge it as well?」

Kazane asked Ori with a meaningful grin .

「I'm half Japanese by blood . I have the right to go, don't you think?」

Kazane smiled wryly after Ori's words . The right to go to Japan wasn't something Kazane had thought about before .

Then Kazane and the others said goodbye to Ori's group, then Sera and the others before finally heading toward Crimiona City . At present, the problem was Outer .

Kazane was worried about their movements, but things were already in motion . Kazane didn't know that progress was being made on that front .

Name: Yuihama Kazane

Occupation: Magic Swordswoman

Title: Ogre Killer, Dragon Slayer, High Beast Summoner

Equipment: Staff 『White Blaze』, Two Handed Sword『Black Fang』, Adhesion Sword『Gum』, Spell Dagger, Dragonscale Breastplate, Drake Gauntlets, Silver Sheep Clothes, Sylphyn Skirt, Plasma Pants, Dragon Ogre Greaves, Indestructible Cloak, Mysterious Pouch, Crimson Saint Coffin, Heroic Spirit Summoning Ring, Circlet of Wisdom, Aim Bracelet, Magic Accumulator, White Magic Accumulator

Level : 31

Health: 114

Magic Power: 205+420

Strength: 55+10

Agility: 48+4

Endurance: 31

Wisdom : 62

Dexterity : 39

Spell : 『Fly』『Torch』『Fire』『Heal』『Firestorm』『Healer Ray』『High Heal』

Skill : 『Warrior's Memory』『Night Vision』『Crushing Blow』『Dog’s Sense of Smell』『Golem Maker: Lv3』『Rush』『Fire Principle: Third Chapter』『Healing Principle: Fourth Chapter』『Air Jump: Lv2』『Killing Leg: Lv3』『Fear Voice』『Invisible』『Tiger Eye』『Wall Walking』『Intuition』『Cheat Death』『Nimble』『Charge』『Material Shield』『Information Link』『Optical Camouflage』『Dash』『Bloodsucking Blade』『Dragonization「Dragon」』『Regenerate』『Soul Breaking Blade』『Stealthy Placement』『Thunder Chariot』『Sturdier Teeth「Dragon」』『Crystallization「Dragon」』『Fabricated Coercion』『Stone Minotaur』『Mega Beam』『Space Expansion』

Yumika:「Kyi, Kyi, Kyi, Kyi」

Kazane:「Why are you polishing your spear?」