Chapter 85: Titan body is High Performance
To make Titan’s body, I had Laeva begin with the refinement of the mithril ore while I worked out the details in the design. Once I finish drawing the design, I’ll begin refining the mithril and adamantite too.
「Fuu~~ To think refining mithril ore uses this much magic power.」
「Refining adamantite ore consumes even more magic power, you know.」
Laeva uses three transmutation circles, 『Decomposition』 『Extraction』 and 『Synthesis』, and refining mithril ore little by little, but her magic power runs dry. It’s painstaking work to draw precise transmutation circles with a special ink mixture with powdered magic stone. The consumption of magic power is large and Laeva doing the transmutation chantlessly is also difficult.
Mini Titan is also in the workshop, toddling around to help move the ores.
Mini Titan’s frame is made up of adamantite alloy. The case for its core, which is in the center of his chest, is made of mithril alloy. Golems, whether they use wood or stone, control their form and movement by permeating the material with their magic power. That’s why all the places in the body that move need to be connected to the core. If the body’s materials are mithril and adamantite, then its magic conductivity is high, so quick and delicate movement is possible compared to a body of stone and wood.
Even though it’s a “Mini Titan”, the weight of its body made of adamantite and mithril alloy is over 200 kg. 5 magic crystals are arranged around its core and is covered by a case. There are mithril alloy wirings all around its eyes so it could fire beams.
「Alright, what do you think, Titan? About your new body.」
『The, best. Master.」
Titan answered in an almost electronic voice.
Right, another hardship of mine was for him to be able to speak. I somehow completed it after much trial and error, but Titan still needed to practice speaking.
「Titan, please check your body then.」
Titan left the workshop and began checking his body in the garden.
「Takumi-sama, what will these chains be used for?」
Laeva asked, looking at the blueprint.
Having finished refining mithril and adamantite ores, we started making the large titan body.
「Ah, that will be used for a mechanism.」
Strong adamantite alloy chains plated with mithril alloy. These are for Titan’s chains when they fly off. Rocket Punch. The chains are for retrieving the fists when they shoot out. Operating the arm is possible if the chain is connected, so it can be used as a wire anchor as well. Originally, shooting a weapon made of a lump of iron at a monster cloaked in magic power wouldn’t have much effect on it, but it would if it’s a fist made of adamantite alloy. If a large-massed fist clad in magic power is shot, it could likely even break through dragon scales.
「What will you be doing with this large magic crystal?」
Laeva was, by no exaggeration, holding an enormous magic crystal the size of a baseball. If this were natural, something of this size would have had to have come from the likes of an old dragon. This one is something I created through by transmutation in alchemy though.
「Those are for its role as a magic tank, aren’t it?」
「Two of them, yes. The remaining one will be used for strengthening the large Titan.」
It is a magic crystal dedicated to an enhancement magic formula that will strengthen the main frame and drive component of the large golem spanning 3 meters high overall, and would not yield to extreme movement.
「Is there a need to replenish magic power with the magic crystal for a magic tank?」
「I plan on constructing a magic formula that would absorb mana from the atmosphere. But for now, I estimate it should be able to operate for 3 days on full power.」
「………… I think that’s plenty.」
Because of its weight, the magic power consumed to operate the Jumbo Titan body is twice more than when it was a Stone Golem. Nevertheless, it is doubled because it isn’t just a cluster of metal.
With Mini Titan’s help, Jumbo Titan’s assembly proceeded smoothly.
When Sophia and Laeva gradually became able of using Smithing magic, our work efficiency improved noticeably.
I installed a moveable magic jet propeller on its back.
「Titan, unite with the large body.」
The front of the large body opened up and mini Titan fitted itself into the body. When the front hatch closed, both eyes of jumbo Titan lit up, and the 3 meter metal giant slowly started moving.
Titan tried all basic movement and was checking for any defects.
「How is it?」
『Moves easier, than previous, body.』
I examined both Mini Titan and Jumbo Titan’s statuses. It’s vitality, strength, and stamina values were outrageous.
So, technically this is the end of Volume 2. It’s quite abrupt but that’s because this is the WN version which should have just kept continuing. Still, thank you for reading Volume 2 of the Greatest Alchemist. As always, I’ll be taking a short break at the end of each volume. I have a lot I need to do, but I’ll be back soon.
Also, like I have said on the update post, because of a few reasons, I will probably be removing all the LN illustrations once I start Volume 3. So do check out Volume 2 Illustrations while it’s still available. Password is: supporttheauthor
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