Chapter 292: A New Sort of Carriage
I handed him the necessary materials beforehand, so there shouldn’t be any problems.
If there is one, it would be…
“Well, stuff went down…” (Naofumi)
I seriously set out for world domination.
Even if I get beaten half to death, I’ll never admit it.
“You see, Master-” (Firo)
“If you say anymore, you get no carriage.” (Naofumi)
And why can Firo figure out and say exactly the things people are trying to hide?
She’s been reserved as of late, but from the start, she’s been overly intrusive.
I quiet Firo, and ask about the carriage.
“I finished it long ago. You didn’t come by for a while, and I didn’t have anywhere to store it, so I left it with an acquaintance.” (Old Man)
Since I was gone for a long time, I ended up paying for parking fees as well.
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“Then I’ll be off to get it now~!” (Firo)
She runs off energetically, and returns a few minutes later pulling a sparkling carriage.
That was fast.
She appears to be having a lot of fun.
“Um you see… It’s really sparkly, and well made… It’s really cool!” (Firo)
It’s a little bigger than the previous one.
It’s supposed to be a metal carriage, but… The axels and wheels give off a mechanical feeling. It looks somewhat like… the prototype for a car.
“Like those ones with spikes?” (Firo)
Is this monster planning on running down monsters in our path?
“Next, well, if I put power onto this handle, the carriage becomes really light!” (Firo)
Fumu… does it have functions to control its weight?
“Is it based on the Air Walk ability?” (Naofumi)
“That’s right. Have you never seen one? The rocks that fly in the sky?” (Old Man)
It’s rare, but occasionally, I see some rock-like things flying in the sky.
They helped me reaffirm that this was indeed another world. Is this made with that ore?
I look at the Old Man, and he nods.
I just handed the sheet over to the Queen, and left it to her, though.
“Wah… Then if Firo puts in enough power, can it fly?” (Firo)
“I just said it didn’t I, bird princess. Flight is impossible.” (Old Man)
“I wonder.” (Naofumi)
I take out an item imbued with magic amplification I created with Item Creation, and mix in Chi. I grasp the carriage’s handles.
… This sucks up quite a bit of magic.
The carriage suddenly lifts itself slightly off of the ground.
“Firo too~” (Firo)
The carriage begins floating even higher.
“Oh… Amazing.” (Old Man)
The Old Man shows his interest.
But, with this…
With a bang, the carriage crashes into the ground.
By mixing Magic and Chi, this was my limit.
“I could only get it to lift off for a short time.” (Naofumi)
“… Flying carriage…” (Firo)
It’s an idea overflowing with romance.
I also want one. Because it seems convenient.
“Let’s see…” (Naofumi)
And I have no materials.
The strange me generously used all of my rare materials without remorse.
But since the wave is upon us, we’re going levelling every day.
I can’t compound, so I go out with Raphtalia and Firo to raise my level as well.
I get materials out of that, and have things made.
But I gave the orders to Imya’s Uncle, so I don’t really have anything to ask of the Old Man…
“I’d like a sword for Raphtalia.” (Naofumi)
Due to the effects of the Raph Shield, Raphtalia’s been strengthened even further.
And that’s on top of the three months she spent training with the Granny to power up.
Her level is maxed out at 100, so I want to get her worthy equipment.
According to Ren and the others, Houou is quite strong.
I’d like to fight him with my forces in perfect condition.
“That will be a bit expensive, but are you okay with that?” (Old Man)
“Yes. Can you make something like the Spirit Turtle Sword I told you about before?” (Naofumi)
It’s the blade Ren damaged beyond repair.
If we still had it, I think Raphtalia would be stronger.
“I… no wait, do you plan on increasing my debt?” (Fohl)
“I’m glad you understand.” (Naofumi)
Though that will be after we take care of Houou.
“I see. I thought you would want it to have an edge over your sister.” (Naofumi)
“Are you trying to get me to kill Atlas!?” (Fohl)
“Do you not know the concept of holding back…?” (Naofumi)
That girl’s great with dodging and rolling. She has a strange sense for it.
She plays with Firo a lot, and she trained with me, so she knows how to defend as well.
Her fighting style is fundamentally defensive. It’s a style where she waits for an opening in the opponent’s stance before attacking.
If that’s the case, then I understand.
“I recommend these nunchucks and tonfas from the far east.” (Old Man)
“I refuse!” (Fohl)
I think having a weapon will help him in battle.
But I guess it’s fine.
Next is Firo, but…
“What’s wrong, master?” (Firo)
Imya’s uncle said he could make something with the materials Sadina salvaged.
I’ll have him make some claws.
Yeah. I’ll have the Old Man make just the sword this time.
I remember Imya’s Uncle looking through them and making a list.
I hand the list to the Old Man.
“I’ll do just that.” (Naofumi)
“Got it.” (Old Man)
“Then Firo, we can’t take the carriage by Portal, so make sure to take it home.” (Naofumi)
The Filo Rials gaze at Firo’s carriage with envy now, for some reason.
I believe Filo Rials had some form of pride among carriages.
Firo holds her head high among the flock of birds.
The others gaze at me, but… don’t stare at me like that.