86-076 Operation to improve the force (2)

 After leaving the weapons shop, I headed to the bookstore I had visited before.
 Here, too, the goal was, of course, grimoires.
 I bought a basic grimoire, a water-based grimoire, a light-based grimoire, and a fire-based grimoire.

 In order to save money, the basic grimoire is a bit on the ragged side at 15,000 rares.
 In addition, there was a wind-based grimoire that was not in stock last time, so I bought that as well.

 Since it was a good opportunity, I looked around for other books, and found that there was a good demand for earth grimoires, a book on pharmacology that Natsuki wanted, a dictionary of herbs, and a dictionary of demons, making a total of nine books.

 The total cost was well over 200 gold coins, but since I was buying in bulk, I worked hard to get a discount and got them for just under 200.

 Nine books for 200,000 rares. After all, books are too expensive.

 However, now that we have the general books on magic, we will be able to learn magic. No, to be honest, I don't want to see any progress. Two hundred gold coins is not a cheap purchase.

    ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ I have bought a book of magic.

 After throwing all the books we purchased into our magic bags, we went straight to the land where we purchased them. Normally, we would have to go back to the inn and worry about the theft of our luggage, but thanks to the magic bag, we did.

 The land was already under construction, even though it was just yesterday.

 At the location of the house we had decided on, just a dozen meters straight from the gate, the foundation of a rather large house was rising.

 It seems that the earth wizard has been commissioned to make this foundation, which is like replacing the concrete foundation in Japan with stones made by magic. Apparently, the earth wizard will be paid quite a lot of money for this work alone.

 How strong the foundation will be depends on the skill of the wizard, but because of the method of building houses on a solid foundation, the houses in this country are surprisingly strong and resistant to rain.

 Now, around the foundation, carpenters are working on the pillars that will be placed there. There are piles of materials on the side of the house, but there is plenty of room for us to train because the site is so large.

 We have taken a space of about 10 meters in front of the house, but the space on either side of the house is enough to build two or three houses, and the space behind the house is much larger than that.

 The space behind the house is comparable to that.
 We said a quick hello to the carpenter working on the house and moved to the large space behind the house.

Then, for today's training, ...... magic should be done after reading the grimoire.
So, as usual, weapons training?

The sooner we teach Haruka and Yuki swordsmanship, the better, but I think we should wait until they have daggers.
The sooner we teach them swordsmanship, the better. It's not the same length, though.

 I have a wooden sword that I used to use.
 This is what he used to face Task Boar with at first, right? It bounced off his skull.

I think length is pretty important, so ...... a simple stick would still be better.

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.

I don't know. I'm not sure what to do.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 I thought craftsmen were difficult to deal with, but Yuki put her communication skills to good use and talked to the carpenter with a smile, and it looks like she's on her way to having a wooden sword made.

He's gone.
"There you go. I'm impressed with Yuki's ability.
You're making good use of your appearance.

 As Toya says, Yuki accepts the fact that she looks young and acts accordingly.

 The fact that she is able to do this without seeming like a bruiser is probably the strength of Yuki's communication skills.

 People are inevitably expected to play a role according to their appearance.

 To put it in an extreme way, a well-dressed man in a suit who begs for sweets like a child is just a crazy person, but a girl who looks like a child is allowed to do it.

 On the other hand, if you have to deal with some kind of complaint and you want to appear as the "person in charge," which one is more appropriate?

 At school, Yuki seems to have played a role as a buffer between Natsuki and Haruka, who are both a little bit tougher than the other two, and their classmates. Whenever the boys would talk to the group of three, they would usually talk to Yuki first.

He said, "Let's leave that to Yuki, and we'll train on our own. First, let's try ...... Toya's mock battle with multiple opponents?

That's right. I've got a wooden sword, and I'll use it and the iron bar. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. No matter how much healing magic you have, it's still dangerous.

 Yeah, that's true. We haven't been doing mock battles that often so far, but if we're going to train for multiple battles, we'll need mock battles. In that case, we cannot deny the possibility of accidents.

 Incidentally, we have used the stone-pelting method in the past. Toya's sword can be bruised or even broken if he is unlucky, but the tip of a spear can cut unexpectedly.

Let's make do with what we have for now. I'll use the wooden sword, and you can use the iron bar.
Oh, I'll beat Toya to a pulp!

What, I'm going to get smashed?
If you don't like it, you'll have to deal with it. That's what we're training for.
No, I'll do my best. ...... There's a lot of grass in the way, huh?

 I'm going to get my sword up, look around, and Toya will blurt out something like that.
 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

It's better than the forest, I guess. It's better if you think of it as training.

 If you say so, there is no need to mow the grass.
 I hold up the iron bar and urge Toya.

"So be it. Let's do it!

 That was the signal for me and Natsuki to attack Toya.
 Basically, Natsuki fights with Toya, and I move around him and make random moves.

 I don't have any [stick fighting] skills, and Natsuki doesn't have any [sword fighting] skills.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to be doing and how you're going to do it. I'm not sure what to make of it.

 I've been doing this for about 30 minutes. As I continued to attack, swapping roles with Natsuki along the way, I guess I was getting used to using the iron bar, and my attacks began to hit through Toya's sword and shield.

 Of course, I'm trying my best to keep my hits close to the edge, but I don't have the skill to do so, so I'm hitting him moderately hard.

 Toya said to me, "No, it's not a jerk! It's thumping! But it's Toya's fault for not being able to block the attacks of two unskilled players with level 3. Yeah, that must be it.

"Wait a minute! Nao, your attacks are getting faster!
Yeah! Oh, no! I don't think so! I don't think so! No! Come on!

 He still has time to talk. Natsuki's attacks seem to have become a little more fierce.
 For now, I'll keep attacking until you let go of the sword.
 He exchanged glances with Natsuki and continued to attack for another two minutes.
 Toya jumped back at once and raised his hand.

Wait! I need to rest!

 With that, he let go of his sword and rolled on the ground. He breathed out loudly.

 It must have been hard for him to keep moving while using his nerves for more than half an hour.

 Natsuki and I were still taking turns, but Toya was on his own.

You guys aren't amateurs with your moves!

 I shrug my shoulders as he points his finger at me, lying down.

No, we're not amateurs.
"That's not what I meant. I don't think you have any skills.
I've handled a few swords before.
I've handled a few swords. - I can handle an iron bar like a spear. ...... Oh, there's a [muscle strengthening] growing. And then there's stick fighting.

 It's no wonder the iron rod felt lighter from the middle.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. In addition to that, you can easily get the muscle strengthening.

 I'm not sure what to make of that. If you're at level 1, you might be able to get it if you have some weapon related skills and can handle a stick reasonably well.
 However, [Strengthening] is a little different.

I've been working on it for a while, you know. From yesterday to today.

 With Yuki's explanation in mind, I tried to hold things with magic power circulating in my body, and tried my best to grasp the flowing magic power. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to be doing and how you're going to do it.

I'm sure you'll agree. I'm not sure if you'll be able to find the right one for you. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not.

 I'm not sure if this is just a matter of the evil god's heart.

 If you're not sure what you're looking for, you can always ask for help from a friend.

 Oh, and if you look closely, you'll see that [Spearmanship] is now level 3! Okay!

The only thing that's easy to take is something that can be applied from existing skills, and something that was done in the original world. You've had a little nibble, haven't you, Natsuki?
"Yes, just a little.

 Natsuki nodded at Toya's words.

 The only other thing that was relatively easy to get was Natsuki's sewing. It's not strange, because Natsuki was originally able to sew.

 Aside from when you make up your character, it's not because you have the skill that you can do it, but because you can do it that it shows up as a skill.

 I wonder if the timing of the skill is when you consciously use it.

"Taking a break?
"I made a nice wooden sword. Here!

 As we were talking, Haruka and the others came back with short wooden swords in their hands and called out to us.

 Yuki happily showed us her wooden sword, and it was indeed well made. I'm sure it's very well made. A simple stick would have been fine for practice, but it's shaped to look like a sword.

We're taking a break. We're taking a break, because Toya is exhausted. Since you're so busy, why don't I start teaching you two?

"Yes. If they know the basics, they can train on their own. What about you, Nao?

 With Toya and Natsuki teaching, I'll have no one to fight with in the simulations. I can train on my own, but...

I'm gonna stay here for a while, read some grimoires.
"Really? Well then, let's do it.

 I walked away from Haruka and the others who had their wooden swords at the ready, moved to where I had left my stuff, sat down, and took a grimoire from my magic bag.

 The one I chose was the Basic Grimoire. Unlike the other grimoires, this one was the one that everyone but Toya should read first, but I had only bought one.

 It would be better if I read it first, so that there would be no trouble. It would be a waste of money to buy two copies.
 The Basic Grimoire I bought was a little damaged, but not so bad that it would interfere with my reading.
 I opened the book gently and started reading from the beginning.