371-339 Gargoyle (3)

"Nao, let's be steady and just aim for the right wing.
Copy that. "Stone Missile.

 Physics is strong.
 It's good that it's not peculiar.
 So, I'll aim at the gargoyle's wing with the Stone Missile.

 Considering the size of the wings, it's probably not the same as simply flapping them, but since the gargoyle that lost one of its wings was unable to fly, it must have some effect.

 The gargoyle fired a flurry of rock bullets at the wings, but they only hit the body of the gargoyle, as if it was on alert.

 Fragments fly out each time, but they do not destroy the body.

 Whenever the gargoyle descended, Natsuki tried to attack it with her wings, but it seemed that her cleaver was ineffective.

"By the way, Natsuki. I'm not sure what to make of that. It's unnatural.
Yes, it's flying. Is it?
No, I mean, isn't it possible that they can fly with magic?

 I still understand why bird and bat monsters fly. They have wings.
 But gargoyles, I don't understand.
 It's true that it has wings, but there's no way that its obviously heavy body can float with those wings.

 So there must be some kind of magical effect, and there's no chance we can fly.

There's no flying magic in the grimoire, so I've given up. ......

I don't know about that, but why don't we focus on killing it now? It's not like we're trying to catch it and analyze it, is it?

Oh, right. Sorry.

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

 I'm not going to turn my head towards you, but you sound a little dumbfounded, and I apologize to you.

 But I wasn't just talking about wanting to fly freely in the sky, I was also thinking that if it's flying by magic, it might be possible to drop it by jamming its magic.

 A gargoyle that can't fly is probably no better than a golem.
 I've been thinking about how to deal with gargoyles in case they show up in the future.

 Well, I don't know of any such magic, so maybe that would be the field of magical tools.
 ...... Hmm? I'm not sure if there is such a thing.

 I'm not sure if there is actually such a thing as a magic tool, but you might want to be prepared for such a situation.

 We rely heavily on light magic outside of battle, and if there were dungeons with areas where magic could not be used, for example, the now almost useless potions and potions would suddenly become the focus of attention.

 --As I was attacking with my magic, I felt Toya approaching from behind.

"Sorry to keep you waiting. Are you okay?
Are you okay? Are you done?
Yeah. That's the last one.

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at the web site and find out more about it.

 They are also trying to come to us, but it looks like they don't need to .......

 It seems that the gargoyle doesn't have the option of running away even if someone other than itself is killed, perhaps because it is the boss, and it drops down to attack Toya, who is now standing next to Natsuki.

 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. ...... We've had a few hits, but with the Impact Hammer, it's just one hit.
 It feels unreasonable.
 Yeah, I'll work on it. At least try to destroy it with the Stone Missile.
 And the end of the gargoyle, whose wings were destroyed and who could no longer fly, was tragic.

 While Natsuki and I were trying to get his attention, Toya beat him up and he quickly turned into nothing but rubble.

Thanks a lot. Well, at least we got him down without any problems. Is anyone hurt?

I'm fine. I'm fine. Most of it was destroyed from the start.

We're fine. We took it easy.

Me, too. One on one, you're no threat, gargoyle. I think it'd be pretty dangerous against more than one, though.

 Haruka and the others seemed to be uninjured and nodded as if relieved to hear our words.

So. I guess you could say the plan worked.
Yeah, we took out more than two with the first spell.

 The broken one was easily killed by Mary.

 You can find a lot more than two or five in the first explosion.

 The descent attack is also dangerous if you are hit by several of them, but you can easily avoid one of them.

 It was difficult for them to attack, but it was just a matter of weapon compatibility, and they weren't so hard that they couldn't be defeated.

Well, it's a bit of a cheat that Toya can die so easily because of the Impact Hammer.

"It's kind of a weapon push, isn't it? If we're going to continue hunting at this level, we should probably increase our training with blunt weapons.

Or we can get a weapon that can cut through golems, which is ...... difficult.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

 Two small rings would have wiped out most of my savings.

 Of course, mithril weapons are not all mithril, but alloys mixed with other metals, but even so, the amount of mithril needed to make something as large as a sword is not small.

 I wonder how much it would cost to make a sword the size of the one Toya is using.
 You can get the tip of my spear at .......

We need to save our money, right? We're a little strapped for cash right now, aren't we?
In order to buy expensive weapons.

 The cost of weapons and armor is so different from the cost of everyday living that it's hard to say whether you have money or not.

 I don't have enough money to buy a good weapon at all.

 But if we just live modestly, we can live for a few years, or even a decade.

 Are we really wealthy?

 If we return safely and sell the wreckage of the Iron Golem, we'll be able to get a lot of money. .......

Well, let's think about that again. Specifically, after we find out the value of the stone we found in the treasure chest.

 Yes, depending on the results of the appraisal of that gemstone, you're going to work even harder to explore this area, right?

 I understand.

Now, what's left of the pedestal, or rather, the jewel?
Only two. Four of them are damaged.

What do you mean? We've been sitting on this thing, remember? You can't just destroy the gargoyle.

 The other gargoyle beside it was half destroyed.

 Even the other gargoyle beside it was half destroyed.
 I'm not saying it's a bad thing.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I'm just saying it could have been sold if you brought it back.

It looks like a crystal ball, doesn't it? I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just saying that if I brought it back I could have sold it. I don't know. It was still working when it was broken.

If you think of it like an external battery, it could be. ......

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. Haruka and the others are .......

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm not sure what I know. What about Toya?
"Uh, the crystal ball?"

 Apparently even Toya's appraisal is impossible.

But crystals can be sold as crystals, can't they? Let's just take it back and give it to the guild. Take the broken one with you.

"Got it. Let's collect them then. I need your help.

You got it?

Okay. Okay, we'll go collect the stuff over there.

 We split up and started picking up the shattered pieces of crystal.

 However, we left the shattered ones alone and chose only the larger pieces that seemed to have some value, so it didn't take too long to finish collecting them.

The last two are safe. Yay, ...... heavy!

 You're heavier than I thought you'd be! Crystals!
 It's probably over 30 kilos.

Are you okay? Nao.
Yeah, I'm fine. I've been working out a lot since I got here.

 I'm working out, or rather, I was working out when I got here.

 In addition to that, I have been training every day and strengthening my body with magic, so if I know it is heavy, I can carry 30 kilos normally.

I just need to put this in my magic bag ....... What's this?