Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 84

Chapter 84: Pondering over Titan’s body

Taking mini Titan back to Volton, I analyzed its core and my thoughts on it are two words.

「Mhmm. Absolutely impossible.」

Titan’s core is a softball sized magic crystal compactly drawn with layered type magic circle. I was able to analyze a part of it, but understanding its entirety would probably take 100-200 years. At any rate, a full copy was impossible. Maybe because it’s the core of an independent intelligent lifeform capable of thoughts, that should have been as obvious as obvious can get.

「Master, I wanna be able to talk to Titan-chan!」
「Talk, huh~ It will be hard but I’ll think of something.」
「Yaaay! Thank you, Master!」

After saying so, Kaede ran to mini Titan.

「Takumi-sama, is it possible to transfer the core?」
「Yeah, that’s actually not that difficult. Let’s take Titan for instance, stone was the suitable material in its surroundings, but if there was plenty of iron then it would have built a body out of iron.」

The superiority of Titan’s core was apparent even when it changed to mini Titan, despite it not choosing its body’s materials. Moreover, it has complete control in its body’s size and is able to change it of its own free will.
When I compare it to the cores I’ve made, Titan’s core can already be called a life-form.

「Reading and understanding even just a tiny portion of the magic circle in Titan-chan’s core is already difficult.」

Laeva groaned as she stared at my sketch of a small portion of complex magic circle in Titan’s core from when I had analyzed it.

「Can’t help it. What I was able to analyze was just a small portion of it, but even then, it was already this complex.」
「And so, what kind of body does Titan want?」
「Hmm, about that…………」

As Sophia asked, what Titan wished of me is a truly a highly difficult request.

What it wants is, first, a body slightly larger than the current mini Titan. And a 2.5 m to 3 m large Titan body that the mini Titan can dock itself into.

「Something it can dock into?」
「That’s fairly simple. If mini Titan and the large body are linked, Titan will be able to control the large body. Would it be easier to understand if I said it’s a container like how the mini Titan is the core’s cover?」

Afterwards, Sophia, Laeva, and I discussed how we would be making Titan’s body.

The large body will have mithril alloy as the base and will be reinforced with adamantite alloy. It’s model might be close to Tetsujin 28-go[1]. Its overall height will 3 m, and its weight will likely be within its limits.

Mini Titan spans 1.5 meters. It will have an adamantite alloy skeleton and plated with mithril alloy armor to reinforce it.

Mini Titan’s size of 1.5 meters was the result of taking mini Titan’s combat potential into consideration, so it is slightly larger than the current mini Titan.

I’ll also make armament plans for when it is in mini Titan and jumbo Titan form.

「Would this be good?」

I drew a rough sketch of Titan’s body on paper and showed it to Sophia and Laeva.

「Let’s see. It will be over 3 meters tall and very heavy too, it looks like the consumption of crystals will be immense.」
「For mini Titan-chan’s model, it isn’t that different from the current one so I think it will be alright.」
「Also, we have to decide on things such as how big the magic stones are and how many we’d use.」

When it was a 3 meter Stone Golem, it had a softball-sized core and 5 large magic crystals that supply it with magic power. If you think about it normally, it would probably have insufficient power to move a body made of mithril alloy and adamantite alloy.

「Maybe if I transmute the magic stones into magic crystals and make them one size larger, then the magic power it supplies will go up a notch.」
「Then that settles the issue with magic power.」
「For the core, naturally it will be inside the body, but even the magic crystals will be there as well, correct?」
「Yep, that’s how it’ll be.」

Another issue is that Titan could shoot beams from its eyes when it was a Stone Golem. But with a stone body, the stone has bad magic power conductivity and loss was great, so the beam’s output couldn’t be raised. This time, it’s only reasonable to be able to fire off beams in both mini Titan form and the united form, but I have to make it possible to regulate the output. If left unchanged, when the mithril and adamantite-made body fires a beam, its power is estimated to be too much, so we will make it so that Titan has the freedom over the output.

「For weapons, Titan has the Bludgeon Technique skill so a mace would be acceptable.」
「If it’s Titan, maybe skill acquisition is also possible if it trains. The sword and halberd are good too, after all.」
「Other than that, if Titan has a large shield, it would be the best Tank.」

A large shield might be acceptable. If Jumbo Titan is equipped with a large shield, it can probably guard everyone.

「A mace and a large shield then. I’ll give things like swords and halberds[2] some thought」
「We’ll have the Papeck Company prepare mithril and adamantite ores, yes?」
「Yep, I’ll have Laeva help with the refinement, after all.」
「Yes, I will prepare the transmutation circles.」

Laeva said so then began preparing the transmutation circles. Sophia went out to make an order at the Papeck Company.

「I want to try going to a mineral dungeon. There might even be orichalcum inside treasure chests, you know?」

Maria has an interest in dungeons. I am the same. Dungeons are a mysterious space in this world. A mysterious place where monsters lurk and treasure boxes appear. Dungeon monsters leave magic stones and materials like those talked about in games and novels.

「Orichalcum, huh. Will the current me be able to work with it?」
「If it’s Takumi-sama, then it will be all right! I don’t think there’s anyone else that can work with orichalcum besides Takumi-sama.」
「Nah, you’re exaggerating. Though, I’m also interested in dungeons. I hear you can get a hold of different of materials, so let’s go once things have settled down a bit more.」
「Really?! Then I will look for information about every place with dungeons!」

Maria said so and ran out.

「………… I said once things calm down though.」

It seems we’ve decided to go to a dungeon. I set to work revising the blueprints of Titan’s body.

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Footnotes:

    1. Image of Tetsujin 28-go[↩]
    2. It said large shield but I think it should have been halberds[↩]

11 thoughts on “Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 84”

  1. Lolz, nice robot/golem design. This makes me think, they wanted a new party member, but no male, so they got a golem instead, lol. Well, a magical robot (sounds fancies than just golem) is quite a tasty trope for isekai stories, so I’m interested.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! God bless you!

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  2. Thanks for the chapter. I know that Translation work is quite a time consuming thing. But even than I can not help but hope for the update being more frequent. To satiate my thirst on average I read each chapter 3-4 times. So plz do something about it.

    Thanks again

    Ps. Today is my 4th time reading ch84. Lol

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  3. So I heard you liked Golems, so here’s a Golem that can go inside another Golem so that you can have a Golem controlling a Golem.

    Also, obligatory Gurren Laggan “GATTAI DAAAAA” jokes.

    Thanks for the translation!

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