Chapter 60: Ways to make a trip comfortable
Part 4Kapo Kapo Kapo (Clip Clop)
「Alright, next pers……… hiiiih!」
Returning to Volton with Tsubaki, people were awfully surprised when we passed through the gate.
「No, it’s fine. You registered it as a familiar, but you said you were an alchemist didn’t you, Takumi-kun? How come you have 2 monsters tamed?」
In the Adventurers Guild, Hans-san was very much astounded. Even I was aware of that without him telling me. I’m not a magic user-type based on my equipment, and my method of fighting where I get close then use 『Decomposition』 is ridiculous.
『Decomposition』 isn’t omnipotent though.
Frankly, if the target of 『Decomposition』 is a high-rank monster with more magic power than me, the cost to activate 『Decomposition』 becomes ridiculously expensive. If its true strength is too high, it might resist it. Well, in any case, this really isn’t how an Alchemist fights, is it.
「Haaa, how long has it been since this Dragon Horse or Drake Horse been tamed? You’re not even a monster user. Also, the place where you subjugated the orcs is in this spot at the grasslands, right? I’ll put out a survey request just in case. And about the Army Ants that I sent to be dismantled, it will be fine if we buy the exoskeletons, yes? The magic stones will be returned.」
After that, while I was being lashed at by Hans-san’s words, I requested that the Long Horned Bull and Bush Wolf be dismantled by the guild, and for the magic stones and Long Horned Bull’s meat to be returned.
「Sophia-san and Maria-san, you have now been promoted to D rank. Please keep your guild cards.」
It seems both Sophia and Maria were being promoted to D rank. Since it was known in the Guild that these two had battle experience against thieves, it looks like they’ve fulfilled the promotion requirements.
We sold the materials, accepted the request for Army Ant’s exoskeletons and delivered it, received the reward, magic stone, Orc meat, and Long Horned Bull meat, then returned home.The horse that would pull the carriage has been prepared.
Now, Tsubaki is at home in the hurriedly-made stable in the garden.
I want to make the carriage now.
The size of the carriage will be a small two-horse carriage.
I made the pipe frame with adamantite alloy, strengthening the box shaped carriage. To further reinforce the box shape of the pipe frame, Elder Treant Wood was used. After that, I affixed the ceiling, door, walls, and floor with Treant Wood.
The Treant and Elder Treant were painted black.
Leaf springs and oil damper to guarantee a comfortable ride. I even made an axle from adamantite alloy, and installed adamantite alloy-made wheel bearings.
After transmuting quartz glass, I shaped it to match the size of the window frame. Enchanting it with 『Enhanced Physical Resistance』『Self Repair』, I then installed it in on four points, the front, both sides, and the back so the interior of the carriage will take in light.
I affixed panels of thin, stretched mithril alloy onto the exterior of the carriage, increasing its magic resistance and strength.
Affixing the silver mithril panels to the body painted black brought about a feeling of solemnity to the carriage.
Enchanting the carriage with 『Self Repair』『Enhanced Physical Resistance』『Enhanced Magic Resistance』『Weight Reduction』 completed it.
The interior of the carriage is very fantasy-like. Bestowed with Space Expansion, it became a 12 tatami wide room. It has a bed, sofa, table, mini kitchen, and a restroom. There is a Kaede-made carpet. The bed is big enough for 4 people to sleep in.
「…………Takumi-sama, you overdid it. There’s no carriage like this even if you search the whole continent.」
「Woaaah~! It’s so amazing~! Waaa~, the inside is spacious too~!」
Seeing the completed carriage, Sophia and Maria had each given their own impressions of it. Afterwards, I made a harness for Tsubaki.「Hey Kaede, would Tsubaki dislike wearing armor?」
「Hmm, let’s ask Tsubaki!」
Learning that Kaede might possibly understand Tsubaki’s will, I asked her to interpret for Tsubaki. Feelings such as happiness are transmitted to me, but the finer nuances will have to be left to Kaede.
「She says it’s okay if it is cool.」
Since I got Tsubaki’s consent, I’ll make a barding for Tsubaki.
The material used will mainly be adamantite alloy, and mithril alloy will for the bordering.
Taking Tsubaki’s measurements, I shaped clay, making it into a miniature Tsubaki to simulate the armor parts joining together while taking the restriction of movement into consideration.
Next, I created a full-size model of Tsubaki.
I formed the adamantite alloy with Smithing magic, fitting the parts onto the model whenever they’re completed while checking for any defects. It might not be necessary since Tsubaki has tough scales, but the armor is lined with soft leather.
It was enchanted with『Weight Reduction』『Enhanced Physical Resistance』『Enhanced Magic Resistance』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』.
Eventually, I had Tsubaki wear the finished product, and had Kaede ask her how she feels wearing it.
「Tsubaki, how is it?」
「She said it was just right, Master.」
The impact of Tsubaki wearing the adamantite alloy-made horse armor is intimidating enough that it might make a small child cry. It seems cool on Tsubaki.