169-153 A child who doesn't need space-time magic?

 Even with Dahl's Bear in hand, Toya's armor was not yet complete.

 This was partly because Haruka and his team needed to make the attribute steel, but the main reason was that they had to make not only the buckler but also the gauntlets.

 The damaged basketballs were made of leather, and there was some talk of using the same leather, but considering Toya's arm, which was shattered by Dahl's Bear, we agreed that we should make metal gauntlets using Attribute Steel, even if it cost a little more money and time.

 If it's a shattered bone, it's not so bad, but if the arm is gone, there's nothing we can do.

 There was no reason for us to spare a little time and money now.

 Inevitably, we were all free to spend our time as we wished, but I had some free time after I made the millstone, so I was examining space-time magic for the first time in a while.

 I thought it would come in handy, so I spent some points to get it, but so far, it hasn't been very useful in battle.

 In the beginning, I used it to slow down the enemy a little, but after that, I haven't used it at all.

 The reason is, of course, that it is too ineffective.

 Of course, they are not ineffective, but if you are in a battle where the outcome depends on that level of support, you have already lost.

 It's not a "proper level" for us who put safety first, and it's a battle that we should avoid now, even if it was when we were in trouble with money.

 In the beginning, we used some space-time magic in battle, but now we use it only rarely and experimentally. I only use it to practice so that I can use it in case of emergency.

 As for direct attacks, there are some spells that can be used, but fire magic is much more useful.

 For example, the level 3 "Pressure Field".

 "Crushing enemies sounds cool, right? But if you want to make it powerful enough to crush the enemy, you'll be out of magic power, and even if you force yourself to do it, what will you do afterwards? And even if you force yourself to do it, "What then?

 The picture would look terrible, and it would not be well received by the ladies.

 Furthermore, they would not be able to buy the crushed meat, which would affect their earnings.

 It would be much better to use fire magic to blow off the head.

 Recently, I've managed to use the level 5 "Plane Shift," but it's also too difficult to use.

 To put it simply, it's a spell that can divide any space and cut off anything in that space, but it takes me a long time to figure out the different spaces that I've divided and activate it, and I can't really use it on a moving enemy.

 It's a spell that can slice through stone if you get it right, but if you're not in the right place and it goes off where your allies are,......, you're in trouble. It's a good idea.

 Moreover, it consumes a lot of magic power, so it has no advantage over fire magic.

 The only thing that is useful at the moment is Sanctuary.

 It's a spell that can prevent enemies from entering a designated area, but for those of us who don't camp, it's used to keep the bugs away.

 The level of the spell prevents you from being bitten by ordinary insects, but it's a good spell because insects are annoying just flying around.

 It's a shame, though, that it doesn't help you warm up the air around you with Worms.

 Another spell that blocks air is the level 5 spell "Isolation Field", but this is a spell that requires a bit of caution.

 With this spell, it is true that the air warmed by Worms will not be able to escape, but in other words, there is no air flowing in and out, and if you use it all the time, you will die of suffocation.

 If you use it all the time, you will die of suffocation.

 There are also spells such as "teleportation" that can be used at higher levels to expand the dream, but if you only look at its usability at the moment, it is not as practical as other spells.

 But if you only look at its usability at the moment, it's not as practical as the other spells. Then again, it's not as if the points I spent were a waste.

 That is the existence of the magic bag.

 Being able to create them at will is a huge advantage, and it's no exaggeration to say that they are the foundation of our lives. The only reason we make more money than other adventurers is because of this ability to transport.

 But this is only possible with the help of alchemists.

 If it weren't for Haruka, I think space-time magic would have become quite useless.

 Thank you, Haruka. Seriously.

But I'd like to upgrade her to something more useful.

 I'm a little sad that even though I have the ability to use space-time magic, it's not used as much as fire magic, which I don't have.

 In the event that you're not able to use it all the time like fire magic, you can at least be able to rely on it when you need it.

So, Haruka, can you give me some advice?
What? What is it?
I'll explain it to you.

 When I explained it to her, she nodded her head.

I see. I've skimmed through the grimoire of space-time magic, but ...... that's not basically magic used in battle, is it?

That's what I feel too. But you have to push it and do something about it!

I'm not sure what you're talking about. ...... I'll think of something.

Sorry, thanks.

 To be honest, if you have no use for it until you can use the transference relation, you will not be able to keep the motivation to level up. I'm not sure what to do with it.

In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to make use of it for a lot of things. I'm not sure what to make of it.

You can't do that. You can't distinguish between friend and foe if they're in the same area.

 It's a space-based system, so it targets everyone and everything in that area.

 Therefore, even if you attack from outside the area with a long-distance attack, your movement will stop once you enter the area, and the effect will be quite limited.

 Well, it depends on how you use it - for example, you can shoot arrows repeatedly from around the target area, and when the arrows accumulate, you can break the spell, and a lot of arrows will rush in at once, but it's not a method that you can use in everyday combat.

Hmm, that's not as useful as I thought. Isn't it possible to stop time around you and only you can move?

That's a cheat. That would be a cheat. In this world, that would not be easy to do.

 If it were possible, it would be only for the best in the world, not for a novice space-time wizard like me. Metaphorically speaking, in terms of worldview?

 No, I think that god would have a few more mines in him.

 For example, ......, I can move, but my clothes don't move.

 I'm afraid I can't say it's impossible, considering the [skill robbery] thing.

 In that case, what would happen? Will I be naked if I move too much? No, you won't be able to breathe when the material doesn't move. ......?

 I see. If you think about it, the fact that you are the only one who can move is fatal in another sense.

I think you don't have to use it in battle, since it works with magic bags. ......

"No, no, I want to level up. I want to use it in some way to motivate me to do so.

"I think training is basically boring repetition. ...... Well, let's think about that for a minute. I'm not sure what to do.

 I'm going to take out a grimoire on space-time magic and hand it to her.

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

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

You can use it to slow down the enemy's movement. ......

 You can't move the area as the enemy moves, so it's a bit tricky.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to use it as a substitute for the other two. It was difficult to make it move faster with Light Weight, right?

"Oh. I'm not sure if it's just for movement, but if you do it in combat, you'll lose your balance without a lot of practice.

 Even if you step with the same force as before, the speed and distance you move will be different.

 It may be usable with practice, but after trying it myself for a while, I found it quite difficult because of the large dissociation from my normal senses.

 It would be a bit inefficient to spend a lot of time training for something that is not going to be used regularly.

If you use the Heavy Weight on an enemy, it may increase the damage from bodily harm, right?

"Right. Unless you make it so they can't move.

Couldn't I just use it on my weapon?

I can adjust the timing of the activation, but I can't conveniently deactivate it.

 For example, you can apply "heavy weight" to a weapon the moment you swing it, but you can't cancel it, so your body is taken away.

 In other words, it is like swinging a huge hammer.

 You will lose your balance, and since you can't control it, you might even hurt yourself if you are not careful.

 In addition, since you have more energy than your own muscle power, when you attack, the repulsive force will be greater than you can imagine, and you may hurt your hand.

 In fact, when I hit the ground with "Heavy Weight", it hurt like hell.

 The only way to prevent this is to train your body, but if that's possible, just use a weapon with a weight corresponding to your muscle strength at the time. .......

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. If you're going to use it, it's going to be a dry run.

 In addition, if you can afford to use magic while fighting in close quarters, using fire arrows is more effective than using heavy weights to take you by surprise.

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the best way to use it.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it. I'm not sure what to make of this.

 It's a good idea to use heavy weights when throwing rocks, but I'd rather not use them as a regular means of attack.

 But I don't want to use it as an attack method.

 However, it's hard to deny that it's low-cost and reasonably effective.

I didn't mean to imply that it's a bad idea, I just said that it requires a lot of practice. Since then, I've given it some thought. It seemed to work reasonably well.

 The attack power of an arrow is, simply put, proportional to the strength of the bow.
 In other words, the speed at which the arrow is launched.

 The tension of the bow and the mass of the arrow determine the speed, so what if the mass can be increased by "heavy weighting" once the arrow is accelerated and the speed is determined?

 On the other hand, what if we can increase the velocity by reducing the weight of the arrow?

 Energy is proportional to the square of the velocity, so if halving the weight of the arrow doubles its velocity, that alone will double its power.

 Of course, the speed of an arrow is related to air resistance as well as the mass of the arrow and the tension of the bow, so halving the mass may not simply double the speed, but it is certain that increasing the speed is more efficient.

 In addition, the lighter the arrow is, the farther the attack can reach, which is also valuable.

 If you try to make a "fire arrow" fly the same distance as a bow and arrow, it will be very difficult in terms of magic power, but if you use "heavy weight", it does not matter because you are not flying the magic itself.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

It's just a matter of timing the magic. ......
You have to cast it the moment the arrow leaves the string, right?
No, if you can capture the speed of the arrow, you can cast it before the moment it hits the enemy.

 That's quite a difficult question to answer.
 If it's right after it's fired, it's too fast to catch, and if it's too far away, it's too hard for magic to reach.

 If you're throwing it by yourself, like a stone, it's easier to time it.

...... I guess I'll just have to practice.

You're right. It's well worth it if you can do it, so let's give it a try.

 With Haruka's help, I practiced for several days.

 The method of applying "heavy weight" to the arrow had somehow reached a practical level.

 But that doesn't mean I succeeded in seeing the arrow and casting a spell on it.

 It would have been best if I had been able to do so, but after practicing for a while, I decided that it was impossible to do so overnight, so I decided to use countdown as the next best solution.

 Haruka would shoot the arrow at the same time as Zero, and I would use my magic in time with it.

 It took a lot of practice to get the two of us to work together in less than a second, but we managed to increase the power of our magic with the same accuracy and distance.

 The only drawbacks are that it is unlikely to be used with anyone other than Haruka, and that it can only be used if there is at least enough time to count down. Inevitably, you'll only be able to use it before the battle starts, but it's still worth it to have one more way to attack, don't you think?

 It's also better than throwing stones in terms of distance and appearance.

    I'm not sure what to make of this.

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

 When I heard the word "dried noodles", I thought "instant noodles? I thought about it for a while, but it seems that they can't make ramen noodles themselves because they can't get enough brine. It's a pity.

 However, I heard that sodium carbonate can be used instead of brine, so I'm looking forward to that in the future.

 However, since there is a magic bag, I thought, "Why not use fresh noodles? But according to Natsuki and his friends, "fresh pasta and dried pasta are two different things," let alone udon.

 As for me, I'm in the position of being fed delicious food, so if they say so, I have the sense not to say anything that would kill their motivation.

 There is nothing I can do to help them, so I'll just give them my honest support, albeit only in words.

 They were inspired by my support, and completed the udon noodles with relative ease.

 To be more specific, they simply cut the udon into thin strips and dried them with the magic of "dry". The process is the same as for fresh noodles, and is very simple.

 However, although we have made it, we don't think we will have much use for the dried udon noodles.

 Because it is better to boil fresh noodles normally, and there is no problem to store the boiled noodles in the magic bag.

 If I had to think of a use for it, it would be as a gift.

 If I had to think of a use for it, it would be as a gift.

 On the other hand, pasta was a difficult task.

 The reason is that the flour used for the pasta is completely different from that used for the bread and fresh pasta that Haruka and her friends usually make.

 Pasta is made with durum semolina, which means coarsely ground durum wheat.

 The difference between durum wheat and ordinary wheat, or even the wheat commonly used in Japan, is its hardness.

 It is easy to distinguish it from ordinary wheat because of the difference in the hardness and color of the grain, but it was difficult to find in the market.

 But instead, they were able to get it at a very low price, so I guess I should call it a blessing in disguise.

 The reason why they are so cheap is that they are not popular because they are not easy to use. It is not very good for making bread, the staple food of this area.

 But it is still cultivated because it can be grown in hotter and drier areas than ordinary wheat.

 But is there any pasta in this world? I guess there is no ....... If there were, this type of wheat would be in demand.

 Well, thanks to that, we can eat pasta cheaply.

 But the two of them seemed to have gotten carried away, and by the end of their vacation, they had accumulated a huge pile of dried noodles.

 In addition, there was a home-use noodle-making machine (a magical tool) sitting beside them that looked like something I've seen before.

 Well, dried noodles can be stored for years as they are, and I have a magic bag, so I don't have a problem with it. ...... I was a little fed up with having noodles every day during the vacation, so I feel like refraining from eating them for a while.