124-113 It's troublesome to clean up

 In the end, the total number of Scarp Ape we killed reached 29.
 Their corpses were lying all over the place, and it was truly a scene of the dead and dying.

Isn't that too many? No matter how many.
That's right. ...... I wonder what they're eating.

 It's a big body and there are a lot of them in this group.

 I'm not sure if common sense applies to demons, but can they survive on a hunting lifestyle?

 I'm not sure what the right number is, but I don't know.

Anyway, Nao, are you hurt?
Yeah, it's my left arm. Can you fix it?

 I smiled and held up my left arm to Haruka, who approached me with concern.
 To be honest, it hurts a lot. It's probably a cracked bone, you know.
 If you break a bone by grabbing it, how strong is your grip?

I'll do it. I'll do it. I'm not using magic.

 Natsuki takes my arm and uses Cure to heal me.
 The pain goes away from my burning arm. That's magic.

"Thank you, Natsuki.
"You're welcome.

 You're welcome." Natsuki smiled and cast another spell on Toya.

 I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've seen it before.

The first thing to do is to collect the ...... magic stone. How much is the Scarp Ape's magic stone?
It's 1,200 rare, I believe.
It's a lot cheaper than ....... It's less than half the price of orcs.

 I thought it was a pretty nasty enemy, but if you look at it by itself, it's not that strong.
 But as a group, they seem to be more dangerous than orcs.

 I was able to survive because I noticed the encirclement and attacked first, but if I had been surrounded and attacked by more than 20 of them at the same time, there's a good chance someone would have been seriously injured.

But there are so many of them, so what? There are twenty-nine of them, so that's ......34,800 rare.
What about the other parts?
Well, wait a minute.

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

In the event that you've got a lot of money, you're going to need to be able to pay for it.

It was a lot of work. Nao had to literally break her bones!

 Cracks, cracks. Maybe he didn't break it.
 And it was my fault, so don't say too much.

 I don't think I should have put my arm out there.
 It's because I don't have much experience in combat, I guess.
 Basically, I've only been in battles where I can die safely.

 Hmm, considering the size of the enemy, would it have been effective to use a foot strike?

Would they have consumed it themselves? I heard the meat tastes bad and the skin is almost useless.

If we were poor, we'd try to eat it somehow, but we don't need it. We have a delicious meat called oak.

Yeah, we'll have to dispose of it. We don't need bad meat.

 Everyone nodded at my words.
 In this world where entertainment is scarce, a good meal is vital.

And then there are these corpses. ...... It's really not a good idea to leave all this stuff around, is it?

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

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

 The animals and demons of the forest will dispose of the corpses, but I have never left more than ten corpses at a time.

 Moreover, as Natsuki said, the corpse of a Scarp Ape would have the volume of two or three goblins.

 There is a possibility that this level of corpse will be disposed of quickly, but if it is left behind, the result will be a large number of rotting corpses.

 We will have to go this way in the future, and we want to avoid it.

So, are we going to bury it? All this?
It's hard to dig a hole in the forest.

 "Are you serious? I agree with Yuki, who gives me a look like "Really?

 Since I can't ask Toya to dig a hole with a shovel, it will be me and Yuki who will dig the hole.

 As you can see from the transplanting of the tea tree earlier, even if you remove the soil with magic, the roots that grow there will remain.

 Grass can be moved along with the soil, but the roots of a tree growing from a distance cannot.

But you can't just leave it here, can you? You could put it in a magic bag and throw it around the forest. ......

Wouldn't that be ...... annoying?

 I'm sure you've heard of it.
 If it's handled well, it's good, but if it's not, it's quite annoying.

I know it's a lot of trouble for Nao-kun and Yuki, but why don't we just bury the tea tree in the hole we dug up?

That would be more practical, though more troublesome. Let's collect the corpses.

 Well, that's what we'll do.

 Having come to a conclusion, we walked around the battlefield, picking up the corpses of the scarp-apes and throwing them into our magic bags.

 It was a bit tedious, but not too difficult, since we didn't have to carry the bodies.

 After collecting the bodies, we went back to the place where we had dug up the tea tree, and Yuki and I dug a deep hole in the ground.

 Because of the trees around us, it's hard to expand the size of the hole, so we just dig deeper.

 Because of the amount of scarp-apes, we dug the hole to a depth of over three meters.

 At the same time, the other three took the magic stones from the scarp-apes and threw the corpses into the hole that had been created.

 The deep hole was being filled with corpses.

"Oh, that's the one I killed with a rock?

"You did this with a rock? Almost his head is gone. ....... I don't care how much [muscle strength] you have, it's still going to be this powerful? By throwing rocks.

I used heavy weights, so it's not pure muscle power.

 That's right, I felt something strange when I was there.

 What caught your attention?

 The speed at which you threw the stone: ......?

 Yes, it was fast, but it was fast enough to be visible, and considering that there is [muscle strength], it's not that abnormal.

 In terms of simple velocity, I think the pitches of professional baseball players are faster.

 Then, to what ......?

But how did you manage to pinpoint it when it was so far away? Was Nao any good at baseball?
No, he's just average.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

You were just as good at ball games as the other members of the club. With Toya.

Oh, yeah, we were both good at sports, weren't we?

If you call that normal, other people will look down on you.

 Yuki and Natsuki agreed with me.

 You're active, right?

 It's not that I'm a bad athlete, I'm not saying that I was a bad athlete, but I don't think I was outstanding.
 It's different from the baseball team that practices every day.

 As I said before, even Toya would have no trouble hitting the ball from that distance.

No, I just threw it.
"What? What?

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 You'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.

What I've been wondering is why you got hit. I told you that I used Heavy Weight back then, didn't I?


And yet the stone flew right where I aimed it.

Yeah. What's wrong with that?

 "What's wrong with that?" "I aimed at it, so it's natural, right? I shook my head, though Yuki's gaze told me otherwise.

I shook my head. "If I say it's strange, it's strange. If you say it's not strange, it's not strange. I thought Heavy Weight was a spell that increased the gravity on the target.

 The women nodded their heads in agreement, as if they understood my words immediately.

...... Oh, that might be a little strange.
But if you throw it straight at them at head-scratching speed, it won't affect them much, will it?
No, but if you throw it with the same feeling, it won't hit where you aim.

 No, but if you throw with the same feeling, you won't hit the target.

"What do you mean?

"It's a physics problem. What happens if the gravity on the object increases when you do oblique projection? If the gravity increases, the thrown stone should deviate from my expected trajectory, but it did, so...

"Heavy weight" is not gravity.

Maybe. It was also more powerful than I expected, so you're increasing the mass? How is that possible?
 It seems nonsensical to ask for a scientific basis for magic, but I am curious about it.

"Nao, do you know 'E=mc^2'?

"It's the theory of relativity, right? It says that energy is proportional to the square of mass and velocity.

 It is very famous.
 Probably, there is no high school student who does not know this.

 In traffic accidents, it is sometimes brought up in the form of 'if you increase the speed, the damage increases by the square of the speed'.

Yes. In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, there are a number of things you can do.


When you give energy to something, its mass increases. In other words, it is possible to increase the mass of an object by giving it magical energy externally. From a scientific point of view.

"I see, you're right!

 I hadn't been aware of it, but as a mathematical expression, it is true.

 But even if I were to give a scientific explanation for that part, the 'magical energy' would be too versatile, and many things would be ruined.

"So, Nao. "So, Nao, does it mean anything to you that 'heavy weight' is not gravity, but an increase in mass?

No, it doesn't. You know, like when I crushed the head of a sculpted ape with my rock throw.

 In a way, it's a revolution in flying tools.
 In a sense, it is a revolution in flying tools. In the extreme, a flying tool is how you accelerate a projectile.

 If the mass is increased before acceleration, it is meaningless, but if the mass can be increased after acceleration, it is possible to produce a higher effect with the same energy.

 For example, if the mass of an arrow can be doubled immediately after shooting it with a bow, the power of the arrow will be doubled while the distance remains the same. No, because the air resistance does not change, it would be slightly more than twice as much.

 Since the duration of the "heavy weight" is only until impact, isn't this quite cost-effective?

 I've been trying to convince myself of this, but....

I'm sure it's great, but can you use magic to target that moment? But if the magic is cast before the arrow leaves the bowstring, it's useless.

I can use Heavy Weight, but it's hard to cast it on something you can't see.

I think the best you can do is throw stones, which you can adjust yourself.

"Ugh. ......

 It was a full blown blow.
 At normal fighting distance, the time it takes for an arrow to leave the bow and reach the enemy is less than a second.

 No matter how much preparation you have done in advance, it is undeniable that it is extremely difficult to see it and cast a spell in less than a second.

 No, it is possible if you can apply "heavy weight" to a fast-moving target at a distance of 10 meters or more. .......

I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would take a lot of practice. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would take a lot of practice. A stone thrower might work, but that's none of our business.

Stick with ....... I thought I'd found a low-cost, useful magic.

I'm sure stone throwers are useful enough. You don't need an arrowhead, so it's very low cost.

 It's true, but the distance I can throw a stone is limited.

 Should I practice throwing stones with a sling?