Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 28

Chapter 28: Preparation for the Two

All of my actions, collecting materials included, Sophia and Maria wished to do them together.
Also, although it had already been decided that I will make Sophia and Maria’s equipment, a certain incident happened on the night of the discussion.

I was relaxing alone in the bath when, all of a sudden, a bare Sophia came in.

「Wha!」

I forgot how to breathe and my eyes were wide open.
There stood an exceedingly marvelous figure far beyond my imagination, smiling while enduring her shame.

「Takumi-sama, would you please accept all of me?」

I had the two of them change their way of calling me master after the discussion we had earlier. I want to get along with them familiarly, not as their “master”.

「Sophia, there should be a clause in your slave contract stating that you are not demanded to attend to me. Restoring your limbs was also because I wanted your fighting potential.」
「These are my feelings. In my long life as an elf, my time together with Takumi-sama is short and fleeting. With that being the case, I wish to spend that time devoting my mind and body to you.」

Being told that much, my reasoning was at its limits. A beautiful girl the likes I’ve never seen before is in front of me, naked. There is no way I could endure that.

What happened after that was quite excessive.

It was morning by the time we realized it.
On the large bed I made lay an exhausted Sophia, sleeping.
Last night, what happened in the bathroom was a first for Sophia. She had already lost her limbs by the time she became a prisoner, but she is the daughter of a noble, even though low ranked. After that, why Sophia was not returned in the exchange of prisoners and indemnities, I was not told.
In the beginning I thought Sophia would be too much for me, but the constitution of my body was made special by Goddess Norn, it was very high-performance. In various meanings.

Although Maria and Sophia exchanging glances about something during breakfast was on my mind, I plan on making the two’s equipment today.

In order for Sophia to recover from her 50 year blank, she practices in the garden using the spear and sword I lent. When Maria is done cleaning and tidying up, she would join the said training.
As for me, I was secluded in the workshop in the garden, making Sophia and Maria’s blades and spears.

I think Magic Steel as the material would be good. I can just buy or purchase the ores aside from this. Although it’s fine if I buy the weapons since I have a lot of money, I still want to do it by myself., from mining, to refining, to smithing, until enchanting.
Additionally, in this world, simply being a hard metal is not very meaningful. Even if I made tungsten carbide, a hard metal alloy, that alloy has low affinity with magic power and it does little damage to monsters. That is why, in this world, a bullet from a handgun would only pass through a weak monster. This is a fact from the information I had received from the Goddess.

So now, I’ll divide the Magic Steel ingots into the necessary portions using Earth magic.
With the Smith magic “Craft”, I imagined a blade 50 cm long, a spearhead of a spear in Japan called an Oomi Yari[1].
At this point, I realize that I forgot one thing.

「Oh no! I forgot the materials for the shaft!」

I forgot. Probably because of the large correction Goddess-sama had on my luck, I was able to use Treant materials, but to go hunting for Treants now would be impossible.
I changed my mind and I’ll make the spearheads for now, then make the sword and knives.

The mental image I have is a Japanese spear called a Sasahoyari.[2]
With a precise image in mind, I used Craft to shape the ingot. If I was shaping this normally, then its entirety would be Magic Steel, however, I altered the core and edge into carbon steel. Furthermore, I restructured the martensite on the blade.
Working on it with just an image shaves off my magic power.

〈The [Smithing] Skill has leveled up〉
〈The [Blacksmith] Job has leveled up〉
〈The [Earth Attribute Magic] Skill has leveled up〉
〈The [Alchemy] Skill has leveled up〉
〈The [Alchemist] Job has leveled up〉
〈The [Bestowal Magic] Skill has leveled up〉
〈The [Magic Bestower] Job has leveled up〉

Having made another similar spearhead, I then decided to engrave Sophia and Maria’s spearheads.
The design on Sophia’s spear were wings.
On Maria’s spear, a flame.

〈The [Metalworking] Skill has leveled up〉
〈The [Metalworking] Skill has leveled up〉

Lastly, I enchanted the spearheads with 「Enhanced Attack」 and 「Self Repair」 to complete it.

Sophia’s sword was the typical long sword.
The blade of the sword looks short at 80cm with handling as its priority. I processed a magic stone into a magic crystal and inserted it into the pommel to try to facilitate the activation of the magic sword.
A magic sword is a method to increase the offensive ability of the sword by cladding it in an attribute magic. It’s hard for magic power to course through common iron swords, but magic metals such as magic steel, mithril, adamantite, and orichalcum have high affinity with magic power and are suited for magic swords.
Although this is different from a magic sword, the technique to envelop a weapon with magic power to strengthens the weapon and increases its offensive ability is an ordinary technique usable by the knights or adventurers of this world once they’ve reached a certain level. However, Sophia informed me that although anyone can use it, it’s a technique that is hard to master.

For Maria, I made two knives.
One is a large knife with a 30cm blade.
The other one I made is a a double-edged dagger, rather than a knife.
I think either of the knives would be easy to use though.
Then I had a thought. A battle maid would have a knife on her thigh, right? So, I made a small knife in addition.
Yes, I am a fool.

The enchantment on the knives and swords are the same as the ones on the spear.

Status

Name: Takumi Iruma
Race: Human
Age: 15 years old
Job: Blacksmith Lv48, Magic Bestower Lv32
( Warrior Lv30, Mage Lv46, Carpenter Lv16, Alchemist Lv52, Tailor Lv26 )
Level: 18
Condition: Healthy

Vitality: 330
Magic Power: 486
Strength: 147
Agility: 116
Stamina: 208
Dexterity: 156
Intelligence: 204

Unique Skills
Appraisal EX
Item Box EX (Concealed)

Passive Skills
Superhuman Strength Lv2
Insight Lv1
Poison Resistance Lv2
Paralysis Resistance Lv2

Active Skills
Spear Handling Lv3
Axe Technique Lv2
Swordplay Lv1
Throwing Lv4
Taijutsu Lv2
Matoujutsu Lv1
Enemy Search Lv2
Presence Detection Lv2
Stealth Lv2
Tame Lv1

Magic Perception Lv6
Magic Power Manipulation Lv8
Light Attribute Magic Lv7 [3]
Fire Attribute Magic Lv4
Water Attribute Magic Lv3
Wind Attribute Magic Lv2
Earth Attribute Magic Lv8
Time-Space Attribute Magic Lv3
Bestowal Magic Lv5
Alchemy Lv8
Smithing Lv6
Woodworking Lv6
Carpentry Lv4
Foraging Lv5
Logging Lv3
Dismantling Lv4
Mining Lv4
Metalworking Lv4
Sewing Lv3
Cooking Lv2

Divine Protection of Goddess Norn (Concealed)

Familiar
Killer Spider Unique Species ( Kaede )

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Footnotes

  1. it’s longer version of the suyari which is a straight double edged spear. Image of Oomiyari and a Suyari for comparison.[↩]
  2. Image of Sasahoyari.[↩]
  3. Author’s mistake, based on the story progress, this should have been level 8. I will keep this as Lv7 only because the story continues with it as being lv7. Thanks to Tanskandoggi for pointing it out. [↩]

9 thoughts on “Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 28”

  1. <<<
    After the discussion, I had the two of them change their way of calling me master. I want to get along with them familiarly, not as their “master”.

    >

    Isn’t this one from the prev. chapter? It’s kinda off context with the whole paragraph.

    Also, we need more thorough explanation about that ‘quite excessive’ matter.

    • The “After the discussion, I had the two of….” was referring to how Sophia referred to Takumi as “Takumi-sama” rather than master in the previous line. This is the first time she used “Takumi-sama”.

      I hope that clears it up for you. I’ll try to rephrase it so it would flow better. Thanks for pointing it out.

      As for the “excessive matter”, please ask the author for more details. xD

      • Ah, the updated one are much more fitting. Thank you, sir!

        Bummer for that part :s
        I guess I need to wait for the manga to be translated to get the, uhm, ‘clearer’ picture.

  2. Shouldn’t the “Light Attribute Magic” be Lv8 instead of Lv7. Because MC had to level it up to Lv8 to use Extra Heal and heal/ regrow Sophias limbs.

    • Oh. Nice find! I checked the raws but it said Lv7 and I didn’t think much of it. However, I skimmed through the statuses till chapter 35 but they all had lv7 so it is the author’s error and as much as I would like to replace it all, I don’t think I can change all of them, but I will put in a footnote regarding this error. Thanks!

  3. So, well, erm… again, one more correction to recommend:
    “a prisoner. but she” -> {a prisoner, but she}

    That aggressive elf, quite something. Still, to think it helped Takumi find a little detail about his new body. Got to see the good side, at least he doesn’t need to craft some night-time toys.
    Thanks for the chapter! God bless you, take care, and rest well!

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