316-287 Mushroom picking? (3)

"...... 'used as an energizer'?
"What? --Oh! The book!
"It's called 'The Illustrated Book of Plants'."

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

 This book covers a good number of plants.

 It's a must-have book for collecting in the forest, but it also contains a chapter on mushrooms.

 Yes, mushrooms.

 I was curious about the mushrooms Yuki had collected, so I looked them up based on my memory, and the description of the mushroom that looked like that was the passage I mentioned earlier.

I'm not sure if it's right, but I'm not sure if it's right.
I'm not sure if I got that right, but I'm pretty sure that's your response.
I don't know what you're talking about. I was just trying to make Nao feel better, okay?

 I was just trying to cheer Nao up." Yuki looked away, sweat dripping down her cheeks.
 That reaction is already the answer.

"You ...... said it would be bad if he cheated on you, and before your tongue was dry, you ...... said it would be bad if he cheated on you.

I have no idea what Nao is talking about, but I'm sure she'll be fine. I'm sure that Natsuki and I will be able to forgive you.

 I sigh at Yuki's insatiable refusal to admit it.

I don't want to, but what if ...... you don't forgive me?
I'm not going to do it, but ...... what if you don't? Hell.
No! Absolutely, no!

 I looked up at Yuki and smiled at her, and she said a resounding no.

 I'm going to build a bright, peaceful, warm family.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
What part?
That's a secret. But these mushrooms...

 And then he took out a few of the mushrooms that I had just looked up in the picture book.
 I took them out.


 I threw them in.
 Into the pot.

"Don't worry. "Don't worry. I don't know if you'll eat all of these mushrooms, but they won't do anything to you. It's like eating garlic.

...... Sure, they say garlic gives you energy.

 It's not like eating one or two cloves of garlic is going to change anything drastically, aside from your mood.

 --Except for the smell.

Right? --I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

Oi. If you ask me that, I'm sure you'll be slightly concerned about your future meals.

"Yeah, but do you think Natsuki will do it? What do you think Natsuki will do? --I don't know what I'm imagining.

You still say that? I don't know what you're imagining.

Yeah, yeah. So, Nao, you don't have to worry about the mushrooms I'm picking, okay?

Okay. Okay.


I'll keep a close eye on it tomorrow.


 Yuki tilted her head at my response, but why did I think she wouldn't mind?
 I'm sure they do.

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on, but it's not like there aren't other mushrooms out there that are more effective.

 Well, despite all that...

 Yuki's "Mushroom soup using lots of seasonal mushrooms" was very delicious.

 And that's not even including the rather nasty mushrooms.

    The next day we continued to hunt for mushrooms.

 The next day we continued picking mushrooms and headed for our destination, the canyon, we arrived there in the evening when the sun was starting to set.

 The cliffs were so steep that it looked as if a machete had been driven into them.
 From the bottom to the top of the cliff, it was about the height of a 20-story apartment building.

 The entrance to the canyon faces southeast, so it is hard to get any light at this time of day when the sun is setting in the west, and it is quite dim.

Is it here? Well, ...... has Revlite ore.

Yeah. It's in this canyon, a little further ......, but it's dark, so we'll continue tomorrow.

It's not exactly rock climbing in the dark, is it?

 --So, the next morning.
 So the next morning, just as the sun was shining in the canyon, we set out.

Yuki pointed to a place on the right side of the canyon, about 200 meters from the entrance.

 Yuki pointed to a crevice in the right wall of the canyon.
 It was a little over a meter wide.
 It was a little too narrow for two people to walk side by side, but it continued toward the back.

 The canyon itself is a bit dim and the air is cool, but the crevice is even darker.

 It looks like it would be a good place to ...... test your mettle or something. .......

 This is not a joke, because in this world there are usually skeletons, ghosts and even zombies.

 If I didn't have the skill to search for enemies, I might have shied away.

"I see. This is why the person who told me about this place said it was better to go in the summer.

Maybe it's the dimness and the temperature.

 In the summer, when the sun is high, the area will be a little brighter, and it might be a good place to stay cool.

 But it's just a cool place, it's not a scenic place that's perfect for a summer resort.

The place you want to go is about 20 meters up this wall. ...... It's not invisible, but it's a bit dangerous.

 I can see better at night than before, but it's still dangerous to ask amateurs like us to determine safe footholds and clues in this dim light, not to mention to think about it.

That's true, if we keep going like this.

What's wrong?

 Yuki tilted her head at my implied words, but I didn't answer her, instead I raised one hand and used a certain spell.


 With those words, a light appeared in the dimly lit canyon, shining brightly.

"Hey! When did you ......?

 I raise my voice and give a chuckle to Yuki, who looks at me intently.

I'm not the same person I used to be.

 What do I need to do to increase my magic skill level?

 In addition to practicing the next level of magic, it is also important to improve your ability to manipulate magic and increase the amount of magic you can release.

 In other words, the level of a spell is determined by the difficulty of manipulating magic power and the amount of magic power required to use that spell.

 What I'm saying is that if you can use high level magic of one attribute, you can use low level magic of other attributes relatively easily.

 At least in the case of elves.
 Except for humans.
 You need to have the corresponding magical qualities.

That's why I've been able to use this one with very little practice.
No fair! That's the elf!
"But the Light Cure is still too subtle.

 I think I can use it somehow, but I don't see [Light Magic Lv.1] in my status, so I guess it's not enough.

 Of course, if you practice diligently, you may be able to raise your light magic level, but for now, there are no plans to do so.

 Haruka and Natsuki are the best users of light magic, and the first thing I should practice is space-time magic.

The first thing I need to practice is space-time magic. Yuki is a cheat to other people. You can use four different kinds of magic.

"Yeah, I think I did pretty well there. And I used so many points that if it weren't for Natsuki, I would have been in a bit of trouble.

 At first, I heard that you had almost no skills except for [skill copy] and magic qualities.

 If you're alone, you're in trouble, no joke. I don't know.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll do fine.

"Yeah, that's it. I think it's partly because there are no grimoires, but I think it's also because there's no one around to use it. All the other magic was used by someone else.

 Space-time and fire were originally available, water, wind and light were available to Haruka, and earth was available to Yuki.

 On the other hand, Darkness is a magic I've never seen before, so it's probably impossible for me to learn at this point.

As a non-lethal magic, it can be useful depending on how you use it.

"It would be nice to have it for human combat. In a way, you can use it without reservation.

It's not a good idea to suddenly fire off a Fire Arrow when you don't know who the enemy is.

 If I had been able to use non-lethal magic when I was fighting with Kaji, who had become a vampire, I might have been able to deal with him more intelligently.

In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, you may want to check out the following: ......

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it. It's also heavy.

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

 The barrier can be physically destroyed if you want to, and it is more of a spell to keep you locked up for safety.

 Since it is physically isolated, it may be possible to aim for a lack of oxygen over time, but it is a bit far-fetched.

 The Stagnation Zone can slow down the passage of time in the area, but the target of the spell is not the person, but the area.

 However, the target of the spell is not the person, but the area. If you enter the area to bind the target, the person will also be affected, so it can only be used to buy time.

 Well, you might be able to use it to put a rope around the area and capture the person as soon as the spell is released, but that is only if the spell works.

 Such a powerful spell does not work unconditionally, and if the target in the area resists, it may fail.