237-213 Have the milk parted (preparation)

"If that's good enough to determine the s*x, how should we capture them alive? We can't use sleep, can we?

There is a spell called Sleep, but it's a dark spell.

You didn't take Darkness, did you? I didn't take Darkness. I thought it might be a problem.

 In terms of imagery, it's hard to say that there isn't a risk of persecution if you can use dark magic.

 Especially Adversus, who at first said he was an evil god.

 In fact, most countries don't seem to have a problem with the use of dark magic, but since it's even rarer than light magic, you can't avoid standing out.

The only other magic that could be used is ......'s Stagnant Field, which would have been nice to use on an individual, but it's space specific.

"Stop them from moving and fix their feet with earth magic?


 If the foot doesn't move at all, it will be possible to fix it firmly, but if it moves in the middle, it will be quite difficult to fix it with 'earth manipulation'.

 It's like using cement.

 Once it hardens, you won't be able to move, but before that, you can get out normally, and if you move, you can't harden.

That sounds very difficult. How do they usually do it? Toya, didn't you write that down?

At least it's not in the appraisal. I don't know, but it's usually out of force, right?

I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure it's a normal exhaustion. 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.

 In the event that you've got a lot of money to spend, you'll be able to take advantage of it.

 It's a shame about the ice cream, but should I just give up?

 When I was thinking that, Yuki raised her hand and suggested.

I've seen a machine used to cut the nails of cows, but it used to lift the body of the cow with a band so that it couldn't step on it. Wouldn't it be pretty safe if we could do that?

 Haruka paused to think about this, but quickly shook her head.

You can't rush into it, but you can't ...... stop Toya from moving and then lift her up through the band. We don't have the time to set up a machine like that.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out with two Earth Walls.

 Earth Wall or ...... can be used successfully?
 It'll take some practice. .......

"Toya, I need you to be my test subject. Get down on all fours right there.
Me? ...... Well, what can I do?

 I'm not sure what to do.

 I can't tell the ladies to get on all fours, and I need to use my magic, so I have no choice.

 While watching Toya in this state, I discussed with Yuki.

If you put a wall around your armpits and stomach, you can lift yourself up.

"Yes. Do you think the height should be normal?

I'm going for speed rather than customization.

 Without thinking about it, the wall is roughly two meters high and about 20 centimeters thick.

 Whether it is suitable for milking or not, it will take less time to activate than if you customize it.

"Right. Toya, you ready?
Yeah, I'm ready!
Let's do this, shall we?

 He and Yuki looked at each other and nodded.

"Earth Wall.
"Oh no, that was a little fast, wasn't it?

 A wall of earth rises up and plunges into Toya's chest and lower abdomen, causing her to scream in pain.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

"Nuh-uh. ...... No, I'm fine. It's just a little painful. It's just a little painful.

 As intended, his arms and legs were dangling.

 Since Toya is human, she can probably roll over on her back or bend her arms and paw at the wall from this position, but it's difficult for Strike Ox, whose arms and legs are hoofed.

 The only thing he could do would be to smash the wall, but his back foot would not hit the wall, and his front foot would not be as powerful as his back foot. Maybe.

Maybe we should just rope him up. Nao, here's a prong to hang the rope from.
Oh, hey!

 Haruka will tie the rope around Toya's back and tie it to the spike I made in the wall.

 This will make it impossible for Toya to sit up and untie the rope, since it is on the other side of the wall from where his hands are.

By the way, it would be safer if you tied your feet as well.
Oh, is that necessary? Is that necessary now?

 Over Toya's protests, Natsuki tied both of Toya's legs with rope and tied them to the prongs Yuki had made.

"Yeah. I think we can milk her relatively safely with this.

"d*mn, I can't really move. I think you're tying me too tightly. And do I need to be tied up?

 Toya flails, but he's already a carp on the chopping block and can't resist.

"No, no, no, I need to do a proper experiment. No, no, no, we need to do a proper experiment. It's dangerous if your foot hits your head while you're milking.

That's true, but both feet are on the outside of the wall on either side. They can't hit someone working on the inside.

Yes, you're right. The milking position is a little too high. ....... Do you think we should have an automatic milking machine? Haruka, do you think you can make one?

 The Earth Wall is two meters high.

 Inevitably, that's where Toya's stomach will be. If it were a strike ox, it might hang down a little more, but without a base, it would be a little too high for milking.

 However, considering the size of Strike Ox and the length of his legs, the higher the better.

 I'm a little nervous when my feet are on the ground.

If the milk is really good, I might consider getting a milking machine. It will be easier if we can finish the work in a short time.

Well, why don't we try it this way?

But the problem with this method is that it requires that we can stop Strike Ox for a short time. It's up to you to do that.

"Right. I'm sure there's a way to drive her into Texas Gate, but ...... it's going to break her bones.

What's Texas Gate?

It's a trap for even-toed ungulates like cattle. Simply put, it's a grating with a large gap in it, like a ...... ditch cover.

 Basically, it is used to prevent deer and other animals from entering and escaping, but it can also be used to drive them into the Texas Gate and make them unable to move.

 However, if it rushed at us with the speed of a strike ox, it would almost certainly break our legs, or even kill us if we were not careful.

 We'd be safe, but that's not what this is about.

 Besides, we'd prefer to let the female strike-oxes go unharmed after milking.

 That way she can produce milk for the next milking.

I wonder if it would be difficult to ...... use some kind of drug to put her to sleep instead of sleep inducing?

"A fast-acting drug? If you have the ingredients, you can make a sleeping potion with the pharmacy, but it's a pill. It's not like you're going to fall asleep right away. ...... Besides, isn't there a problem with using drugs? I'm not sure.

It's not like you're going to sleep right away. ......

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea to think of it as a normal thing when dealing with demons, but the state in which a drug is effective is the state in which the drug's effects are absorbed by the body.

 This is the reason why it's important for you to have a good idea of what you're doing.

Mmmm ...... not an easy thing to do, is it?
I'm not sure what to do with it.

 While we were discussing, Toya protested as she was launched over a mud wall.

"Oops, sorry.

 After a brief apology, Yuki and I released the wall at the same time, and Toya landed on the ground on all fours and untied the rope by himself.

"Hmm. I'm a little tired. I'm a little tired, but why don't we just try the experiment? Even if it fails and the Strike Ox is wiped out, it can be revived again if left alone for a while.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

 While she may seem like she's treating him carelessly at times, she's also very concerned about his safety.

But Toya, you're the one who has to catch the strike ox. Are you sure? If you miss, it will hurt a lot.

Yes. I hope it's only painful. ......

It's not 'painful', it might be 'corpse'.

 ...... Yuki, you're worried, aren't you?

I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a lot better than a Dahl's Bear blow. And with the Strike Ox, if something goes wrong, you can kill it instantly, right?

"Well, that's a relief. I don't have to worry about a follow-up attack.

 At that time, Dahl's Bear was more focused on me and Natsuki than on pursuing Toya, but what if we had been ignored and Dahl's Bear had prioritized his attack on Toya?

 It was not unlikely that he would have been killed.

 On the other hand, if I'm not mistaken in my feeling that Strike Ox is orc level, even if Toya had her hands full and Yuki and I didn't have any magic, Haruka and Natsuki could have killed him instantly.

......, let's give it a try.
"Oh. If you get hurt, please let me know!

 --Are you sure you're okay with this?

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 It was Yuki who raised a cheerful voice to change our mood.

I'm sure you'll agree. Now that we've decided on a plan... Now that we've decided on a plan, let's start the operation to secure the milk!


Before that... Let's bury the transfer point here.


Oh no... I've been working so hard!

 Yuki's shoulders slumped when Haruka and I changed the subject as if to interrupt the flow of conversation.

But the transition point is important, right?

I know that, but ......

It's easy to fill in. Come on, Yuki, if you've got time to complain, you can help.

Okay, okay.

 At the bottom of the stairs from the fourteenth floor, dig a hole in the grassy area, bury the transfer point, and then harden it firmly.

 Since the presence or absence of this will affect the efficiency of future activities, it cannot be disregarded, and it is much easier to dig a hole than in the past.

 Incidentally, these "fruit areas" (tentative name) are arranged on the map in such a way that they overlap each other.

 In other words, the entrances to layers 11, 13, and 15 and the exits to layers 12 and 14 are lined up in a straight line from bottom to top.

 So, if you put the transition points at the entrances of odd-numbered floors, it will be much easier to move to any level.

 However, there is one point that is a little strange.

 When I sense the positions of the 11 transition points, they seem to be only about 100 meters away in a straight line.

 There are only four layers in between. This means that the total height of the ceiling and the thickness of the ground on each level is only 25 meters.

 Considering the fact that the height of the 11th layer was 50 meters when I checked the 13th layer, 25 meters for one layer is not too far off.

 This height itself is not so different from that of the tenth level, but in the actual sense, the ceiling is higher from the eleventh level onward. In fact, you cannot see the ceiling.

 This in itself is convenient for the transition, and I am grateful for it, but it is still strange.

 Is the fruit area distorting the space of the hierarchy?

 I'm not saying it's impossible to distort space, as I've done it myself with a magic bag, but at this scale, ...... it's a dungeon.