377 a clue to success

"Well, well, what should I do first?

 It is a habit from the previous world to talk to myself when I get stuck. Somehow, it seems to me that things will be solved better this way.
 It may be similar to rubber duck debugging, where you grasp the problem by explaining it to a rubber duck.

"Would you like to heat it up?
"Yeah, I guess so. Well, it's worth a try.

 I decided to go along with Rike's suggestion for the time being. I didn't want it to melt down, so I put it in a small crucible, then grabbed the crucible and held it over the fire.
 When I was sure that the heat from the anvil had sufficiently penetrated the crucible and the megistyme, I turned the crucible over on the anvil.

 I thought that maybe the megistyme would drip out, but unlike my expectation, the megistyme rolled out onto the anvil with the same hardness as before it was heated.

"You don't want to be soft, do you, ......?

 "You don't want to be hard or soft, you selfish bastard.
 Anyway, let's try it before the temperature drops. When I hammer down, I get the same half-hearted feeling.

Maybe it won't change at this rate.

 The shape of the megistium changes with each tap. I tapped it several times, but there was no sign of any change in the texture.
 Just to be sure, I kept tapping it until the temperature dropped, but during that time, the returned feeling was exactly the same. When I touched it, it changed its shape. I guess it's not working.

"Hmm. "Well, if heat doesn't work, why not cool it down?
Cool it. ......?
Under running water for a while, or wrap it in a wet cloth and shake it around. ......
I understand running water, but can you cool it with a wet cloth?

 If you squeeze the wet cloth tightly and shake it vigorously, the temperature will drop a little due to vaporization heat. It may not be enough to cool it down, but it is enough to test it.
 If even a small amount of magic enters in that state, you can think of a way to lower the temperature again, or you can put magic into it little by little.

 Wet a suitable cloth with water, squeeze it tightly, and wave it around with the megistyme wrapped in it. Of course, this should be done outside, because it is dangerous if the wrapped megistyme flies away.
 When you are swinging it so that it makes a buzzing sound, you will be tempted to fly it, but be patient.

It would be nice to have a projectile weapon other than a bow. ......

 I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it. I tend to forget that my family can handle bows, except for Rike.
 On the contrary, even if we make something other than a bow, only Rike will use it.
 I'll think about it when I'm done with this. .......
 While thinking about this, I kept waving the cloth around.

It's a little cold. ......?
"It feels cooler too.

 When I poked it, I felt a slight chill along with a soft touch.

Let's get it over with before it gets too hot.

 I hurriedly returned to the forge, placed the megistium on the anvil, and hammered on it. It still felt the same.
 This time I kept hammering until the temperature rose.

No ......, no .......
I wonder what triggered it. ......

 I twisted my neck together with Rike, kneading the soft thing in my hand.
 It seems to me that this is all that can be done here and now.
 So, does that mean we need to take some special steps? A quench or a heat.

Anyway, let's have lunch. ......

 So I prepared lunch and started to eat, but all I could think about was how to put the magic power into the Megistium.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and what you're not looking for.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry, did you say something?
No. No, but it's obvious to anyone who sees you that you're not here at all.

 The whole family nodded their heads in agreement.

"Well, it's my friend's wedding. Well, it's your friend's wedding, and you want to make sure it's done right.

 When I say this, Deanna's face turns red for some reason. It's her own brother's marriage, so she must be worried about it.
 As I put the food in my mouth, Saamya says, "So what do you know?

"So, did you find out anything?
"Okay, I guess you could say that. ....... I think it's more like I've learned that I can't do it the normal way.
Samija, you're behaving badly.

 Samija, you're misbehaving." Anne gives Samija a warning. It seems that the role of instruction in this area has been shifted from Rike to Diana and then to Anne. The rank of the instructor has risen from a commoner to a noblewoman to a princess.
 I wonder if they will eventually reach the level of being able to attend a royal ball.

The point is, you know you don't know.
"...... I see.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you.

I wish I had a chance to do something. ......

 I took the wooden spoon in my mouth.

You're not very polite, are you, Eizo?

 Anne warned me to take the spoon out of my mouth, too. Instead, I crossed my arms.

"Speaking of which...

 I guess I didn't think of it, but the words that came out of my mouth caught everyone's attention. It was Deanna who said it. She's blushing at the attention.

"What's wrong?
"Can't magic be transferred from something? I'm sure you're aware of that. If that's the case, can't you transfer the magic power that Eizo put into the steel or something?
"Hmm ......

 I've never tried transferring magic power before. That's because I've never thought of it that way. If you can do that, you will be able to use it in a normal way.
 If you can do that, you may be able to transfer magic power to ordinary weapons to strengthen them.

It's worth a try.

 When I said that, Diana looked pleased.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

All right, let's give it a try.

 I put a sheet of sheet metal filled with magic power on top of the megistium on the anvil. Then I swing the hammer down on it. Then I swing the hammer down on top of it, imagining that the magical power ejected from the sheet metal will be transferred.
 You will hear a cracking sound and feel a hard texture, but this is from the sheet metal. It's not from Megistium.
 With a few swings of the hammer, the sheet metal is removed. There is a flattened golden object there.

 I stare at the gold. I couldn't help but look at Liddy.
 Liddy must have done the same, because she just looked at me and nodded.

"There's a little bit in there.

 I muttered. Deanna approached me slowly.

"That means .......

 I nodded and said.

"It worked.

 At that moment, more than the heat of the furnace and fireplace filled the forge.