333-301 Raid from the air (2)

Big brother Toya, get a lot!
"Toya-san, be careful!

 Not necessarily because of Toya's words, but because of the cheering from Mitya, who was smiling and squeezing her hands, and Mary, who looked a little worried.

 --No, is Mitya cheering?
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

"Oh. I'm off.

 I'm going to go." With the leather bag of ice that Haruka had given him slung around his waist, Toya descended the rope ladder with a little less intensity than before.

 After what happened earlier, I've been concentrating more on searching for the enemy, but so far, no response.

 Toya harvests a flying gar from the wall, while keeping an eye on his back.
 Yes, just like that.

 He grabs the body of the flying gar, which is still jiggling against the wall, and snaps off its body.

 Hang it by its tail, and when the blood stops flowing, put it in a bag.
 The head, which is still propped against the wall, is forcibly pulled out and also put into the bag.


 As we watch from above, the scene is so surreal that we fall silent.
 It's reasonable, but it's a pretty bad picture.
 And the flying gar, a defective organism.
 It may be a matter of location, but if you miss the first blow, you are a carp on the chopping block.
 It is just waiting to be reaped.

"......14......15. That's a lot of fish.

 Fifteen in all. If you include the one that was stuck in Toya, there were sixteen.
 I looked around to make sure there were no more left behind, and Toya climbed up the rope ladder.
 I break my spell at the same time.

Good work. --Yuki, are you ready for that too?

 Haruka took the leather bag from the returning Toya, opened it, and presented it to Yuki, who was still inspecting the proboscis.

"Oh, sorry. I was just curious.

 After apologizing lightly, Yuki put the proboscis in a leather bag, and Haruka put it away in her magic bag before asking Yuki back.

What's bothering you?
"Yeah. Do you think the Flying Gar's proboscis can penetrate metal?
I don't know, do you? I don't think it'll penetrate white iron with a certain thickness. ......
It does pierce rocks. ......

 I'm afraid I can't say for sure, but fortunately, I've secured a lot of flying gar proboscis.

 Whether you make a shield or armor, you can experiment and see how much you can prevent.

You think we should put Toya in a plate mail?
No, no.

 I'm not sure if Haruka was thinking the same thing as me, but Yuki shook her head and made a surprising suggestion.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

""...... Pfft!"

 Toya with a doorplate on her back.
 The Flying Gur stabbed into the doorplate with a thud.
 We imagine the scene and gush out.

It's not a bad idea.
"Yes. It'll have to be tested, but...
But it would be safe and profitable at the same time, wouldn't it?

 We all nodded our heads, including Mary and the others, but it was Toya who raised his voice.

It's really heavy, isn't it? It's not the door plate, but the metal plate!

 The door plate itself would weigh about 20 kilos, but the metal that would be attached to the back of the door would weigh a lot more.

 Of course, it would depend on the type and thickness of the metal, but even a steel plate about one centimeter thick would weigh more than 100 kilograms, and the burden on Toya to carry it down would be quite unbelievable.

 If you have a rope ladder, but if you happen to be hanging by a rope--.

"......? No, it's not that bad, is it?

Hey, it's not like you're getting any better, .......

I mean, you know how rescue workers carry people down on their backs with ropes? Think about it.

 With all of the equipment and the weight of a person, I think I'd weigh over 100 kilos.
 And Toya's physical ability should be more than the rescue team's .......
 I'm more worried about the strength of the rope, aren't you?
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

I'm not sure if it's possible to do ......, but it's certainly possible.

It's not only the rope ladder, but also the rope to get down might be better to use wire. It's a bit expensive, though. ......

 With Natsuki's efforts and a bit of luck, the flying gar didn't get stuck in the rope, but if it did, the rope you're currently using wouldn't be enough to save your life.

 With that in mind, wire is the obvious choice, but it is not easy to handle, not to mention expensive.

 The best we can do is to get a fiber that can bounce back the proboscis of a flying gar, but if such a thing is available, I would rather make clothes than rope.

We'll think about the doorplate again, but the question is, can we move on today?
Yes. If safety is our top priority, we should probably go back for more preparation. ......
We're just here today. ......

 We've always given top priority to safety, but it took us a few days to get here, and we're still wondering if it's right to go back ...... without going any further.

 It took me a few days to get there and back, a few hours to actually explore, and a few days again to prepare for my return.
 Another few days to come back here.

 It's an obvious choice if you don't have a way to get there, but I'm not sure if it's the right choice when there is a way.

 Fortunately, we have enough money thanks to the precious wood, but it is too much of a failure.

"It's not like we're only getting a dozen or so 'jaws'.

"Is it more like flying fish, or more like datsu, or is it something else entirely? We don't know yet, do we?

We don't even know if it tastes good. We don't even know if it's good. It just says it's edible.

...... I see. It's been a long time since I've had sea fish.

 The fish I sometimes catch in the river are tasty enough, but they're not the same as sea fish.

 It's a bit vicious, but it's pretty dumb if you look at it the right way, and if you can get it here, it's perfect.

"No, I don't think it's a sea fish, sir. I don't think it's a sea fish. It flew over the waterfall, so it must be a river fish. --Unless the water from that waterfall is saltwater.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.

 You can't deny it as a phenomenon, but Haruka easily denies Toya's words.

It's not. If it were seawater, we'd be all wet and sticky.

"That's true. So, the flying gar is like a sea fish, a river fish. You'll have to wait until you get home to taste it.

 Toya nodded his head in agreement.

But first, let's get some information straight. First, the enemy. You can sense the rock spider, right, Nao?

"Probably. "Probably, but I'm not so sure at long range. Specifically, near the ledge below.

...... Hey. I was going down there, remember?

 I nodded to Toya, who looked at me blankly as I spoke, and countered.

"That's why I shot the spell to make sure. Just in case. Besides, if Toya gets hit by a rock spider, she'll be able to pop it, right?

"Hmm, maybe?

 I've already confirmed how powerful rock spiders are when they hit you in the process of dealing with many rock spiders last time.

 The power was such that if he could avoid the surprise attack, Toya would have no problem, and even I could deal with it as long as I was well-positioned.

 It is truly a demon that thrives on stealth and surprise.
 In fact, I could see the [Hide] and [Sneak Attack] skills.

Next was the Arrowhead Eagle. The next one is the Arrowhead Eagle. I was able to shoot this one down, so it's not that much of a threat.

"No, it's not that easy. No, it's not that easy to shoot it down.

 Haruka said lightly, but the Arrowhead Eagle's speed is not something to be taken lightly.

 It's a little better because it's coming straight at you, but you'll still need a lot of skill to shoot it down with a bow.

Oh, you can't have me.

Me neither. Weapons can't reach it, but at that speed, it's ......

The only ones who can deal with it are Haruka, Yuki, and Nao-kun. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

"Oh, Me too! I'm sure I can kill it if it comes this way!

 Mitya raised his hand to counter, but the problem was that he didn't come.
 Haruka can handle one, and Yuki and I can handle two each.
 Three birds is ...... a little tougher?
 If Haruka uses magic after the bow, it will be up to about six birds.

I think we can handle the number we just got, plus a few more.

I'm sure. Then the problem would be the flying gars.

Those numbers and their small size are tough. Even if we kill a few of them, it won't be enough.

Even if we kill three each, that's nine. If it's the same as before, we'll miss seven. ......

No, more than that. You'll be able to get rid of some of them with my magic and Yuki's. --I don't know.

"Ugh! I'm sure you're right.

You're right. It wasn't even a grilled fish, it wasn't even a seared fish.

 No, it wasn't!
 It was completely raw!

I'm sorry, that was a completely wrong choice of magic.

Nao, you're not so cute when you sulk, are you?

I'm not sulking. --So, how do you deal with it?

"Yeah? First, let's see if we can kill it. ...... Nao, what about the Explosion?

It's not perfect, and if you're not careful, you can damage the people on the ground. It's still incomplete, and if you're not careful, you'll damage the people on the ground. How about the Cutter Storm?

I think I can handle that, but I can't yet either. I'm only five.

 Incidentally, Explosion, Cutter Storm, and the Fire Jet that I activated in a delicate state are all level 8 magic.

 To be able to use them fully, I need to practice for a while.
 And that's not to mention Yuki, who is also backwards compatible when it comes to magic.