130-118 Cut a huge tree (2)

But what to do at once? Fire burns, earth strikes, and wind is ...... I believe there is an Air Cutter, right, Haruka?

 I've been thinking about what I can use with magic and all I can think of is that kind of magic.
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

But that's a level 5 magic. I'm only level 3 in wind magic.
"Oh, so you can't use it?
"No, I can use it. But just in case.

 As for wind magic attack spells, there is "Concussion" that can be used at level 3, but to be honest, the power of this spell is not very high when used normally.

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 This is why Haruka has been practicing the Air Cutter, which seems to be more powerful.

I'm not sure what to make of it. As far as the magic in the grimoire is concerned.
I think they all have their advantages if you can customize them.

 Fire magic is very useful, but it has no mass in its attack.

 In contrast, the earth magic "Stone Missile" has mass.
 The latter may be more effective in some situations if the opponent is wearing heavy armor.

 Even the "Water Jet", which simply sprays water, can turn into a dangerous magic if the water it sprays can be made into boiling water.

 Although it is difficult to change them.

"Can you cut this tree with the Air Cutter?
I'm trying to make it more powerful so it can at least outperform Nao's Fire Arrow. ......

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 I'm not sure what to make of it.

Let's use it for now. It's dangerous, so stay away from me. ...... "Sickle Wind Air Cutter"!

 As soon as Haruka said this, a line appeared on the tree trunk.
 As soon as Haruka said that, a line appeared on the tree trunk, and as I got closer, I saw that there was indeed a cut in the bark.
 I couldn't see anything, but the spell seemed to have worked.

"Oh no, this magic. I can't see anything. ....... It's fast, and if the enemy uses it, you can't avoid it.

If I could feel the magic, I'd be able to see something. ...... Oh, and what about you?

Well, about an inch, huh?

 The width of the slit is less than a millimeter, so you can't see it, but when I inserted a leaf from a tree that was growing around, the depth was about that.

 This is the depth of the slit in the main body, excluding the thickness of the tree bark.
 It is not very deep, but unlike Yuki's magic, the cut is solid.

"Oh! That's amazing! It'll cut through in a hundred uses!
"No, the hardness of the core is different from that of the periphery. Besides, you can't use it a hundred times, no matter what.

 That's true. Judging from its power, it should consume about the same amount of magic power as my more powerful Fire Arrow.

 You can only use it a dozen times at a time, at best.

You'll have to combine them. Why don't we use the saw and the axe to cut the perimeter first, and use Haruka's magic to cut the parts that the axe and saw can't reach? If it doesn't work, we'll have to come up with another plan.

"Right. If we take our time, we'll lose the day. Let's start with the ...... roping. Nao, please.


 I take the rope out of my bag, climb up the tree, and tie it a little higher than the middle.

 I tie the rope to the pulley and place it in the direction where there is room for the tree to fall.

 Then, with a light tug, tie the end of the rope to another tree to keep it under tension.

Now let's cut the catch. Good luck, Toya.
Sure I will! All right! Come on!

 The sound of an axe slamming into a tree echoed through the forest.

 Toya hums a song that is probably named after the most famous lumberjack in Japan, and chops away at the trees in rhythm.

 Perhaps because of his physical prowess, it was nice to see the wood being chopped away.

 But the sound it makes is also loud.

Nao, any sign of the demon?
No response so far.
Okay. Keep your eyes open, okay?
Of course.

 With so much noise, you'd think that demons would immediately gather, but that wasn't the case.

 You can see the presence of demons in the wide range of the search area, but there is not much change in their movements, on the contrary, the reaction of what seems to be a deer is moving away from here.

 The brown stag, which I've already hunted several times, is very cautious for such a huge body, and it runs away when I approach it from the front.

 In contrast to task boars and vipu bears, which are also belligerent animals.

...... Huh, who wants to take over now?

 Toya wielded the axe for about an hour.

 After an hour of hard work, Toya put the axe on the ground and leaned on its handle, took a breath and said something like that.

 Thanks to his efforts, about 20 centimeters of the trunk had been gouged all the way around, and about a third of the trunk had already been cut off at the base.

 However, the remaining part of the tree is more than 50 centimeters in diameter, so it's not going to get any worse.

Even if you want to switch, there is no one who looks as good with an axe as Toya.
"Nao, you've got muscle strength, too. You can at least swing an axe.

I can do it, but if I push too hard, it will consume my magic power.

 My [Strengthening] skill is at level 2.

 But since this is a skill that uses magic to increase your physical abilities, the amount of magic you use will consume your magic power and affect the magic you can use.

 Since Toya doesn't use magic, her self-healing and consumption are almost balanced, so she doesn't have much of a problem, but this is not the case for other wizards.

 The one with the least impact is probably Haruka, who has the [Strengthen Magic] skill, but on the other hand, Haruka has the lowest base strength.

 If you're not sure what to do, you can always ask for help.

I'm sure it's reasonable. It's certainly appropriate.

 I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of it.
 But then Yuki jokingly shouted an accusation at her.

I'm a feminist.
I'm a feminist, you know. I'm a feminist, in the proper sense of the word.

 If you're talking about equal rights for men and women, you should be able to do what you're good at regardless of gender.
 Unfortunately, the only person I can beat in pure muscle strength is Haruka.

"But we're the ones who cook, right?
"Ugh. If you want me to do it, I will. ......

 I'm not sure what to do with it.

You don't have to do it. I don't want to eat bad food. I don't want to eat bad food. In fact, it's not too hard thanks to the pantry.

 That's why you can make leftovers.
 What makes it different from a regular refrigerator is that it keeps the food fresh.

By the way, I leave the cleaning and laundry to Haruka and Natsuki.
No, ......, that's not an option, is it?

 If you want to clean, of course I'll help.

 But the truth is, cleaning and laundry can be done with a single shot of Purify. If we can't use it, there's nothing for us to do.

Of course, if you have any complaints, you can let me know. ......

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's worth it.

It's not a problem for now. It's not that I'm a drunk, I'm serious about my training and my work. You know?

"Yes. In fact, I think we're getting along pretty well as a community.

That's true. We don't have any trouble, do we?

 I'm not sure if it's because we don't have any room to complain, but we haven't had any problems, even though we've been living separately.

 Although Haruka was close enough to the others that they could freely come and go from each other's houses, the other three must have had very different lifestyles and living standards.

 In spite of this, we never had any quarrels.

 This is not to say that there have been no conflicts of opinion, but each of us has been able to compromise a little and keep things in line.

 I've heard that there's a lot of trouble in roommates and shared houses, and considering that, we're really lucky to have this group.

I'll try my best then. I'll try my best, though I'm not as good as you, Toya. Can I borrow your axe?

"Oh, wait a minute. I'll use the Air Cutter to cut it down first. I'll use the Air Cutter first.

 After stopping Natsuki, Haruka inserted her finger into the socket and released the "Air Cutter" from there.

 It's not as powerful as cutting with an axe, but every time Haruka uses the spell, you can hear the sound of a "swoosh," and the cuts are indeed getting deeper little by little.

 Haruka checks the depth of such a cut every time she uses a spell, and sometimes nods her head.

What are you doing with that?

"I'm trying to figure out how to use magic most efficiently. I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way to use magic. Obviously, for the same amount of magic power, the narrower the width, the more powerful it is.

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

...... Is that it? You should be careful, because you're about to fall.

"Oh, really?

Yeah. The width of the gap is increasing and decreasing slightly. It could just be the wind shaking it, but we don't want it to suddenly fall over, so let's keep the rope tight.

"Right. We've never cut a tree before, have we?

 I pulled the rope connected to the pulley again and tied it back.

 When I look up at the tree, I can see that the tip of the tree is slightly bent in the direction of the rope, but I'm not sure if I can control this huge tree with this rope.

I'm next, aren't I? I'm next, aren't I? I'll cut it from here.

 Thanks to Haruka's hard work, the depth of the cut on the receiving end had reached almost the center of the tree.
 Natsuki slammed the axe into the opposite side of the tree.

 His hips were so impressive that it was hard to believe it was his first time, but it didn't quite match his appearance.
 Tohya was perfect. It might be even better if you brought ...... Tommy or something. He's a dwarf.

 I'm not sure if Yuki felt the same way, but he opened his mouth with a subtle expression on his face.

With Natsuki's appearance, I'd like to see her use a cleaver.

Yuki, I agree with you, but in reality, it's impossible. The naginata that Tommy made is pretty good at cutting, but it's still a realistic weapon.

"Huh. ....... Yuki, if you say so, you can use your alchemy to create a fantasy weapon for me, okay?

 I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

I'm not sure if you can do that, Haruka.

I'm not sure if I can do it, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. ...... Well, fantasy weapons are more the domain of an alchemist than a blacksmith. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to do it.

"Oh, that's right. So you're talking about orichalcon and other fantasy metals as well?

At least I don't see how to make it in my alchemy encyclopedia. Besides, what can be done with the performance of metals? Cutting down a giant tree with a cleaver?

"It's a fantasy metal, you know?

 In a way, the mysterious weapon Yuki mentioned is romantic, but I'm not sure if it's possible in this world.

 This world is quite realistic.

You might be able to make a cleaver that won't break even if you smash it, but whether it can cut is another matter. It would have to be a fantasy phenomenon.

"If you're only thinking about chopping wood, it's more realistic to make the axe huge and increase its mass. Although it might make it impossible for anyone but me to use it.

It's all physics.

 It's true that the current axe seems a bit small when I see how Toya handles it.
 The area that can be cut at once is also too small, and a larger axe would be more efficient.

But then, increasing the speed would be more powerful than increasing the mass, right?

Oh, you mean that?

Yes. Because energy is proportional to the square of mass and velocity. Unless Toya can handle a heavier axe without changing his swinging speed.

So you'll hold off on the heavy axe?

Oh, no. I think an axe with a wider blade and a longer handle would be more efficient. You can also use centrifugal force.

 The axe I'm using now is an ordinary axe that you can find at home improvement stores.

 The axe you're using now is an ordinary axe you can find at a home improvement store. If you can handle it, as Natsuki says, a huge axe like Halbert's might be better.

By the way, Natsuki, do you want to switch?

"Oh, no, I stopped because it looked like it was about to get dangerous. It might be better to use the scissors.

Oh, you think so?

Yes. Yes, it's making a little noise.

 When Natsuki told us this, we all listened carefully and found that every time the wind blew, there was a slight sound coming from the trees.

I see. I see. There's still a lot left, but let's try to get it in.

I'll see what I can do. Nao will drive in the kusabi, and I'll keep an eye on things.


 After making sure that Toya and the others had the rope in their hands, they hammered several crowns into the slit.
 Every time I hit it with a thud, the wedge would sink in. .......

How's it coming, Haruka?
"How's it coming, Haruka?" "Is it leaning a little ......?
I'm about to run out of room to hammer. ......

 It's a felling wedge, but it's a bit small for a tree of this size.
 The head is already buried in the slit.

We'll just have to use the ...... "Air Cutter".

 It's hard to take out the wedge now.

 Haruka inserted her finger through the crack in the wedge and fired the "Air Cutter" at the center of the tree.

 This time, I check the surroundings.

 And just as Haruka released the "Air Cutter" for the second time, it all happened at once.

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your vacation.

 ...... You've got plenty of time, dude. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 Crack, crack, crunch, thud.

 Fortunately for us, the tree had fallen right where we wanted it to and was lying on the ground with the sound of its branches snapping and the low rumble of the earth.