345-313 Waiting days (1)

 The stinging rays of the sun.
 I felt it and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that Natsuki was right next to me.

Did you make it back?
Yes. That gargoyle looked stronger than I thought, didn't it?
Yeah, it was pretty quick.

 The Arrowhead Eagle probably flew faster, but it was bigger than Yuki, and it was a solid block of stone.

 The power of this thing is unmatched by the Arrowhead Eagle.
 If it weighed as much as a stone, it could kill you with a simple hit.

"Well, I'll think of a countermeasure for the gargoyle with Haruka and the others. I was a bit nervous this time. ......

 It's quite a thrilling experience.
 It's a real rubberless bungee jump.

 I never imagined in my life that I'd be jumping off a cliff myself.

I know. When I fell, I thought I was going to die, too. Nao, I'm really grateful for your help.

 Even so, I have a feeling that Natsuki would have survived somehow, but she would not have been unharmed.

The next time you go, should you at least prepare a parachute or something?

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

I'm not sure if it's Haruka, but it's tough for me. ....... I'm not sure what to make of it.

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

 But, as far as the manipulation of magic power is concerned, it is the same as any other kind of magic, so the difference is not as great as the difference in levels.

 I'm having a hard time because I don't have the basics of wind magic, but it's probably more difficult than level 6 or 7 of space-time magic.

 I'm sure if I spent the same amount of time on it, I'd be able to use it well enough, but I don't have the time. .......

There was a gargoyle, right? I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to use it, but I'm sure I'll be able to use it.

 This is also a level 8 magic, but fire magic is steadily increasing in level, so it will be easier to use than walking on air.

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

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

 Unlike in the game, even allied magic can cause damage, so you have to be careful about that.

 If an explosion occurs in the same room, you might break your eardrums.
 Gargoyles, on the other hand, don't seem to have eardrums. .......

If you want to use it, just throw it in the room and close the door for the first time.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that. It's too scary to risk being wiped out by your own magic.

 As the stun grenade is a thing, explosions are not to be taken lightly.

 In the case of the flames, the flash may not be so great, but I don't know because I've never used it. If you are going to use it, make sure you experiment well. If you do, don't try it on the spot.

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

I think the chances of them getting back before us are ...... slim.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 There is no sign of Haruka and her friends, nor are there any landmarks.

 If Haruka and the others had returned to Rafan before us, they would have left at least some kind of message here.

 In the first place, it's only been a day and a half since Natsuki and I fell.

 If nothing happened, the distance from that position to the 20th level transition zone might be enough to climb, but if you consider that you'll have to rock climb while being wary of attacks from behind and defending yourself with magic, it will be quite difficult.

 It would be difficult for Yuki, both in terms of her magical power and her physical strength.

So let's wait here for a few days. If Haruka and the others still don't come back, we'll leave a message and return to Rafan. --You're okay with that, right?

"Yeah. If it's just you and Natsuki, you can transfer to a reasonable location. From there, we should be able to return without any problems.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

 Considering the fact that Stub Burrows appeared in the forest yesterday, we're finally getting close to the enemies in this area.

 The threat level is still higher in this area.

 We haven't encountered the strongest Dahl's Bear since then, but I'm still a little nervous about walking alone with him.

 If we can shortcut that part of the journey, we should be able to make it back to the town safely, even if it's just us.

 Of course, it would be best if we could meet up with Haruka and the others.

    The first thing I did while waiting for Hulkas was to build a simple fort .

 The first thing I did while waiting for Haruka and the others was to build a simple fort ......, which may be an exaggeration, but it was like a shelter.

 Before entering the dungeon this time, I had fenced off the plaza with a simple fence, but it was only a simple fence. It's not something that can stop a powerful demon.

 Besides, it's just the two of us now.
 We needed something to protect ourselves.

What do you think about building a wall around the point where we'll come back in the transition zone?

What do you think? "Well, it might be beneficial for the future. We can avoid the danger of coming back and immediately encountering a demon.


 So far, I haven't experienced any demons when I came back from the transference camp, but it's not impossible.

 It's not impossible, because this area is usually overrun with demons.

"Well, as far as the current danger is concerned, you can stay in the dungeon. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

"...... I see. So it's safer to stay in the dungeon than to camp here?

 That was a blind spot.
 Basically, demons in dungeons don't go outside, and demons outside don't enter dungeons.
 In other words, there are only small fish in the first level of the dungeon.

 In other words, there are only small monsters in the first level of the dungeon, and you can prevent them from entering by using the Sanctuary.

 If you want to be safe, Natsuki is right. .......

No, we should still build a wall. No, let's build a wall. It will improve safety in the future. Also, the brighter the better.
I agree with you. --As long as it doesn't rain.

 Haruka and the others have the tents.

 I've got a tarp, but I'd rather go into a dungeon than use it.

Let's see, the wall should be a U-shape with the cliff behind it.

 The cliff with the entrance to the dungeon. The return point of the transition zone is near there.

 Draw a U-shape about six meters on a side with the cliff in the background, including the return point (but not the entrance to the dungeon).

 The size of the figure would be about one size smaller than a school classroom.

 This amount of space would be enough for our party of seven to camp in.

It would be better to be able to climb on top of the wall for defense purposes. It should be about a meter thick and ...... two and a half meters high.

What about the entrance?

I'll cut a hole in the archway ......, but a square one would be better, considering I'll have to make a door.

 I'll think about what to do in the future, but for now, I'll leave a gap that will allow one person to pass through - a little too tight for Toya.

 When we get a door, we can adjust the size of the gap.
 One of the advantages of building with magic is that it is easy to modify.
 This time, the priority is on speed, so the material is ordinary soil.

 The wall will be built using the easiest soil available, which can be manipulated with "Ground Control".

 The more soil we use for the wall, the less soil there is on the outside, making it look like a moat, but that's okay too.
 It's not as strong as it should be, but it saves magic power and speeds up the process.
 Even so, by the time I finished building the wall, my magic power was depleted, and I went to bed that day.

 The next day, I started to build a mud wall to replace the wooden fence that surrounded the square.

 This is a U-shape including the entrance to the dungeon.

 Instead of making it about three meters high, we kept the thickness to about fifty centimeters to conserve magic power.

 It's a bit of a problem for a fort because it's hard to climb up, but there are ways to deal with it.
 But there is a way to deal with it, and that is the two gazebos Natsuki is building.

 While I was building the wall, Natsuki, who had nothing better to do, cut up some wood and made some tables and chairs like you'd find at a campsite, saying things like, "You might be able to learn [woodworking] skills ......," but they were just simple constructions.

 The chairs were just logs cut into rounds and arranged in a row, so the work was finished after the first day.

 It was on the second day that Natsuki began to build the gazebo.

 It was a relatively simple structure made of logs, but it was nearly four meters high, and had enough space for two or three people to stand on it.

 It can be used for monitoring the surrounding area and for attacking with bows and magic.
 Incidentally, I also helped to build this.

 I don't have the magic power to build a wall of this size at once, so I take a break to recover my magic power, help Natsuki, take a nap, and eat.

 Natsuki and I took it pretty easy for about a day and a half.
 For the time being, we have completed the defense equipment.

 The strength itself is not that great, so it would be dangerous if Dahl's Bear attacked, but the killer gators and stubby barrows that usually appear around here would not be able to get in.

 The forest hide spider may be able to penetrate ......, but it is basically a demon that lives in the trees, so it probably won't be able to come into this side of the forest where there are no trees.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
"Yes, sir. However, I think it's time for them to come back. ......

 Today is the second day after we came out of the dungeon.
 Natsuki and I were having lunch at a table we built near the return point.
 We were grilling meat on a barbecue stove that we had built in our spare time.
 The ingredients were the stubby barrows that had attacked him several times during the construction.

The material was the stubby barrows that had attacked him several times during the construction. "Hmmm, if it's going to take a while, why don't we build a cabin? Like a log cabin?
A log cabin? I don't know how to build one, so I'm not sure if I can do it. ......
Yeah, I don't know either.

 All I know is that you have to peel the bark off the tree properly, and that you have to cut the trunk and put it together.

 I can build a wall, but there is no way I can build a roof or a door.

Should we ask Simon to help us?

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. I'm sure you'll be able to copy my carpentry and woodworking skills.

"Oh, that's good. You can make a simple hut with your level 1 skills.

 The more people you know, the more effective Yuki's [Copy Skills] will be.

 It may not be easy to get to know each other well enough to receive help, but you can learn skills other than those required for adventurers.

 In the long run, Yuki may be the most effective adventurer.

 You'll be able to get a lot more out of the game than you might think.

 ...... Oh? I'm not sure what to make of this.
 Haruka's pimp confirmed ......?
 --Oh, no, no, I had magic!
 Just being able to make ice is a job for you.
 I'll be back! No, no, no!

 When you have a family in the future, you can avoid freezing the air when your child asks, "What does your father do? I've avoided a situation where the air would freeze when my child asks, "What does your father do? Hmm.

"Nao, what would you like for dessert after dinner? Shall I serve cake? We have a table.

"Oh, I like that. Okay, then.

I'll make you some tea, too.

 While the cookies and fruits were easy to pick up, the cake was difficult to eat without a table, a plate, and a fork.

 After placing the cake on the plate, Natsuki poured tea into a teacup and placed it in front of me.

 By the way, this tea is homemade.
 I don't know how it compares to high quality tea leaves, but it's okay because it's drinkable.
 From an outsider's point of view, the two of them are having an elegant tea in the forest.
 I don't know what they're doing, but it's not a problem because they're out of sight.
 I cut a piece of cake with my fork and took a bite.

"Yes, it's delicious.
"Thank you. Thank you. I'll get you another one.
Hmm, won't I get fat if I eat too much?
I think we're moving so fast we don't even need to worry about it.
Natsuki's weight is...
Nao, did you say something?
No! No, nothing!

 I'm not going to say anything!" I smiled and shook my head.
 Watch out.
 It was a woman who cared even when she didn't need to care at all.
 Let's just focus on savoring this cake for now.

 With that in mind, I took another bite out of my fork and a light appeared in the corner of my eye.