Chapter 81: Fortifying the Mansion’s Defenses
It’s only been a year since I came to Mildgard, and yet I’m now suddenly being targeted by a strange bunch. And to protect everyone, I’m fortifying the defenses of the mansion.
「Laeva, help me make the barrier magic device.」
「May I also learn about magic devices?」
When I called Laeva, Sophia volunteered. Come to think of it, she did say she wanted to learn about magic devices.
「Then Sophia, you help too.」
Moving to the workshop, I had Laeva and Sophia to carve the magic circle I drew onto metal plates. Then I made a paste from magic stone powder and poured it into the etched magic circle.
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「Speaking of alchemy, golem is one category too, isn’t it?」
「It is. But the magic circle etched into the core that controls it is exceedingly complex, so I have yet to try my hands on it.」
「It’s because of times like these that Golems would be useful though.」
The Magic Power Manipulation of my current self isn’t by any means low, but the layered type of magic circle is not something I can restore. I think it would be difficult unless I improve more on the preciseness of Magic Formula Control.
「The golem made by a well-known alchemist could barely perform simple actions, though.」
「You’ve got a point. That means we can’t use a golem to guard the house.」
< The 「Magic Power Manipulation」 skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Magic Formula Control」 skill has been obtained〉
「Ah. Magic Power Manipulation has maxed out its level and I got the Magic Formula Control skill. 」
「Congratulations. What sort of skill is Magic Formula Control?」
「Hmm, let’s see. It feels like I can construct magic formulas more easily than before, I think?」
I tested it out. I repeatedly tried constructing different kinds of magic chantlessly as I’ve been doing before then cancel it before it activates.
「If I level the Magic Formula Control a bit more, then maybe I can hijack a golem’s core controls.」
「Then let us quickly make these Barrier magic devices.」
Once I fortified the mansion, I started with the analysis of the golem core. It would be great to have a golem with the flexibility similar to an AI with a high degree of freedom in movement and independent thinking, but currently, it probably wouldn’t be able to do anything apart from registered magic patterns.*
I’ll prepare plenty of paper and sketch the magic circles that correspond to the components of the layered type magic circle on it. Then I’ll insert magic circles with the intention of linking multiple magic circles.
As large amounts of paper going into the trash from redoing sketches over and over, I designed a magic circle that would become the blueprint.
I don’t think it’s something I can finish within a day, but it would be great if it takes form within the year.