I was sold at the lowest price C171: The Corpses of Giant Beasts
“We’re almost at the seam of the current, so let’s get on land.”
Rafishal instructed Jean and Fistina while looking at the scenery outside.
“How can you tell when the scenery looks so similar?”
Jean murmured admiringly, and Rafishal said surprisingly.
“The colors and shapes are completely different. You can see the unique shape of that one.”
“Do……geniuses see things differently?”
I agree with Jean on this one, I had no idea what the difference was.
We climbed ashore through the connection of currents that Rafishal had mentioned, and proceeded deeper into the vast limestone cave-like passage. When we came to a huge square rock, Rafishal started to operate some kind of machine again.
“Now, I’m going to open the door to the giant beast’s lair.”
“I don’t suppose there’s going to be any big ones coming out of there, is there?”
“The nest is completely sealed……Maybe……”
“What do you mean, ‘maybe’?”
“It’s sealed up and the breeding has stopped, but there could still be survivors.”
“Oh, come on…….Really?”
“Well, even if there are, there aren’t many. Yuta can take care of them.”
“Yeah, let’s have Yuta take care of it.”
“Hey, what are you two talking about?”
As if they didn’t hear my protests, Jean and Rafishal watched as a large rock split in half and opened up a new path.
“As someone who’s been listening to tales of giant beasts since I was a child, this doesn’t sound good to me.”
Alana looked unusually nervous as she watched the rocks open up. The other members of the group, all of whom knew the story of the giant beasts, looked on in horror.
I watched the open door warily for a little while, but nothing came out of the completely open entrance of the giant beast’s nest.
“All right, Fistina, advance with caution.”
Following Jean’s words, Fistina moved Fugaku forward into the giant beast’s nest.
“Look at that!”
Nanami shouted, pointing in a certain direction, as if she had found something. We all turned our gaze in the direction Nanami was pointing.
“What the hell is that…..?”
“No way…….Are giant beasts that big?”
There was a large white skeleton and looked to be about the size of a soccer field.
“It’s the carcass of a mid-sized behemoth. I think Arleo can manage to kill something like that.”
“No, no, no, wait, Rafishal, by middle, you mean there are bigger beasts than that?”
“Yes, there are behemoths bigger than Fugaku, and I’ve never seen one, but from what I’ve heard, some are even bigger than that.”
“How can we defeat such a thing?”
“Well, it’s hard to say, because the strength of a giant beast is not only its size, there are also small ones that are strong.”
“If there are small ones that are strong, then there must be big ones that are strong too.”
“I don’t think you’ll even need to be afraid of that once I’ve perfected your Class 2 dedicated machine.”
“What kind of magicraft are you trying to make so that I don’t need to be afraid of such a monster……?”
In the giant beast nest, there were glimpses of giant skeletons, but there were no living giant beasts to be seen. After all, it’s been about 10,000 years since they were sealed up, so Rafishal guessed that they must be completely extinct.
“We’re about to reach the orichalcone vein.”
Rafishal says, looking at the scenery around him. As a layman, I can’t see any change in the scenery, so I wonder what kind of senses he has.
“All right, if we can unearth a few things, it’ll be worth the trouble of coming here.”
“What, Jean, you don’t mine?”
“Of course mining is a job for riders, I’m a foreman.”
“No, not really, I built a small piece of heavy equipment for mining, so you don’t need a magicraft to mine.”
“Don’t do anything you don’t have to, Rafishal.”
”We’ll get more if we all dig together.”
Rafishal was right. Even Jean, who was mumbling, was forced to help with the mining, and we all set to mine the orichalcon.
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