◎ Mons.h.i.+a Kingdom, Nuvasa Forest, Night
Kazane chanted her Skill in a clearing in the forest, and the soil in that place piled up. Kazane was currently creating the foundation for the Cottage.
The normal Golem Cottage was made by pulling up lumps of earth from the site and was strongly connected to that place's ground, so its stability and robustness were guaranteed. However, the Cottage that was stored in the『Large Storage s.p.a.ce』of her s.p.a.ce Expansion was only stowed away and would be free-standing if it was taken out as it was. So if she took it out as it was, the Cottage would not be stable.
Because of that, Maberit had advised her that it would be best to make a proper foundation with Golem Maker every time.
Kazane faithfully obeyed that advice before she unloaded the Cottage from her『Large Storage s.p.a.ce』into the completed foundation.
「What is this?」
Ao was trembling as he looked at the installed Cottage.
(Even though he's been alive for 800 years, he still isn't calm)
Kazane beside him thought, but staying calm while looking at the scene before them would probably be very difficult. Tatsuo, who was still on Kazane's shoulder, was also fluttering his wings with excitement as he looked.
Before their eyes was a perfectly square building. It was 15 meters wide and 15 meters high. Moreover, the entire surface was mirrored.
That mirror finish was due to Golem magic's Coating ability. From the start, adding color meant adjusting which wavelengths of light were reflected and which were absorbed, so making a mirror-like reflection was also possible with Coating. Although perfect reflection was something that would be extremely difficult without the Window's control.
Furthermore, the mirror surface was covered with 2 centimeter thick crystal gla.s.s to strengthen it with a dual-layer structure.
This simple structure, an ordinary cube, boasted of considerable strength against impacts from the outside. At the same time, it having a mirror surface meant it reflected the surrounding landscape, which gave it a camouflage effect. It would be easily understood if it was looked at from nearby, but if seen from a distance it completely blended in. Also, the rooftop wasn't mirrored and had a fence, and windows on the second floor and up could be seen if someone looked very closely.
And naturally, the outward appearance wasn't the only surprising part.
Ao's next surprise was that the entrance was an automatic door. Since it was a.s.similated with the surrounding walls except when it was opening or closing, it wasn't clear where the entrance was, but there was a barely sufficient protrusion on the ground to mark it. Its opening and shutting was left to the Golem's identification judgement.
And when Ao entered inside, there was an artificial waterfall flowing from the mouth of a crystal dragon statue that was modeled after Kazane's Dragonized appearance. According to Kazane, she saw something like it at a restaurant in Tokyo and decided to make her own. The connecting corridor had slightly blue crystal gla.s.s to match the ambience.
It seemed the first floor had the living room, kitchen, large public bath, and power room. The large public bath took up half of the first floor, and the second and third floor above the bath was an atrium so that the sky could be seen from it.
The living room floor was covered with a high cla.s.s rug, there was a gorgeous table and tablecloth, and the tableware on top also looked expensive.
Kazane noticed Ao was staring at that and inquired.
「Ao-san didn't clear to the second playthrough, right?」
「Yes, unfortunately. Thanks to that, I don't have a Heroic Spirit or Artifact like Kazane-san.」
Ao thought that if he could use it, he would have been helped with extremely varied things, but it was a still Level 56 loli bikini warrior with tiny b.r.e.a.s.t.s, so that couldn't be helped. There was nothing he could do about it anyway. Although that wasn't the aim of Kazane's question.
「Both are powerful, but they aren't necessary for everyday life. These are amazing for that. Actually, everything here is from the Coral Temple.」
Ao retorted「Are you a thief?」in his head, but he remembered that Coral Temple didn't have an owner in the first place, so he held his tongue.
「Yeah. They possess the Indestructible attribute, so their selling point is that they don't break, don't chip, and don't get dirty. And those lights are called Indestructible Crystal Lamps. They were lighting up the temple.」
「It looks like natural light.」
The room almost looked like it was lit by the sun. While they were for daily life use, Ao judged that they were probably outrageously advanced magic tools.
「It's amiable to the body, right? There aren't that many installed, but their light is diffused to all the rooms by mirror reflections.」
I see, Ao said and nodded. He was impressed as he looked at the light that was s.h.i.+ning from what looked like a smoked gla.s.s ceiling.
「Is that flowing breeze air conditioning?」
「Yeah. It's moving with Golem power.」
「Using a Childstone for power, right? It's well made.」
Ao muttered with a mingled sigh. As a matter of fact, it wasn't uncommon to use Childstones to power buildings. Rather, that was the main use, and the general perception was that Childstones were expensive and not well suited to combat.
There were various ways to use them, such as installing primitive elevators, making ice, and making flames for indoor heating, all of which could be done by human hands. If someone had that money, it was considered better to hire people for labor rather than use Childstones for such purposes.
Although Kazane's method of using Childstone power for Golems wasn't known at all, since Golem magic was monopolized by one country in the first place.
(This is excessive overtechnology)
It was too unsuited to fantasy. When he asked how she kept everything warm in the somewhat chilly area they were in, he was told that she received broken magic swords from Naoki and used one to circulate warm water around the building. Conversely, it seemed she used an ice magic sword (damaged) for cooling.
When he asked where she got the water from in the first place, he was told it was from a magic tool called a Water Orb. That was also a considerably rare item.
And the second floor had the bedrooms. There were two separate guest rooms for men and women. The third floor and the rooftop were free s.p.a.ces, and Kazane doubtfully replied「Training grounds?」when he asked about them. It seemed she hadn't thought about it yet. By the way, the third floor had a flush toilet.
Ao had formerly seen Tatsuyos.h.i.+'s MOD refrigerator and the like, but he wasn't that affected by Tatsuyos.h.i.+'s living environment. Tatsuyos.h.i.+ was originally a lazy person, and that was reflected in the things he had made. But Kazane was different. This Cottage was made by acc.u.mulated daily effort. She continued to diligently exert herself even after they could move from city to city and stay at inns every day due to the Thunder Chariot. There was no particular reason to continue exerting herself to that extent, and it was simply obsession, but that had led to the creation of this Cottage.
And when she took Crystallized roast chicken, stew, salad, bread, and the like out of her large Preservation Warehouse and undid their Crystallization as she placed them on the table, Ao immediately fell prostrate, since the food was piping hot.
「So Crystallization can also be used like that.」
He barely managed to say. As she was undoing the Crystallization, Tatsuo was watching with sparkling eyes and said「I want to eat that」while making kyu kyu cries, but Kazane said「You can't」and continued undoing the Crystallization.
Crystallized meat was the staple food of Crystal Dragons. Rather, it wasn't edible if it wasn't Crystallized. Tatsuo was a hybrid, so he could probably eat normal meat, but he had just been born. She was told he had to be limited to only sipping his parent's Dragon Spirit during this time, so Kazane tearfully refused.
「I'm sorry, Tatsuo. Once you've grown enough to eat properly, I'll let you eat a ton of Black Rock Dragon and Beared Dragon and Earth Core Dragon meat. Ah, could you also eat the Crystal Dragon's Dragon Crystal Stone? Let's ask Husband.」
Ao shuddered and thought(if he eats all that, Tatsuo-kun will become something outrageous)when he heard Kazane's mutter.
For now, Ao thought he would warn Kazane later that she should feed him little by little.
Name: Yuihama Kazane
Occupation: Magic Swordswoman
t.i.tle: Ogre Killer, Dragon Slayer, High Beast Summoner, Rea King
Equipment: Staff 『White Blaze』, Two Handed Sword『Black Fang』, Adhesion Sword『Gum』, Spell Dagger Feather x2, Dragonscale Breastplate, Drake Gauntlets, Silver Sheep Clothes, Sylphyn Skirt, Plasma Pants, Dragon Eating Ogre King's Greaves, Indestructible Cloak, Mysterious Pouch, Crimson Saint Coffin, Heroic Spirit Summoning Ring, Circlet of Wisdom, Aim Bracelet, Magic Acc.u.mulator, White Magic Acc.u.mulator, Rainbow Necklace, Rainbow Dragon Ring
Level : 32
Magic Power: 235+420
Wisdom : 62
Dexterity : 39
Spell : 『Fly』『Torch』『Fire』『Heal』『Firestorm』『Healer Ray』『High Heal』『Golden Dusk「Dragon Exclusive」』『Mirror s.h.i.+eld』
Skill : 『Kick Devil』『Warrior's Memory』『Night Vision』『Crus.h.i.+ng Blow』『Dog's Sense of Smell: Lv2』『Golem Maker: Lv3』『Rush』『Fire Principle: Third Chapter』『Healing Principle: Fourth Chapter』『Air Jump: Lv2』『Killing Leg: Lv3』『Fear Voice』『Invisible』『Tiger Eye』『Wall Walking』『Intuition』『Cheat Death』『Nimble』『Charge』『Material s.h.i.+eld: Lv2』『Information Link』『Optical Camouflage』『Dash』『Bloodsucking Blade』『Dragonization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Regenerate』『Soul Breaking Blade』『Stealthy Placement』『Thunder Chariot: Lv2』『St.u.r.dier Teeth: Lv2「Dragon」』『Crystallization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Fabricated Coercion』『Stone Minotaur』『Mega Beam: Lv2』『s.p.a.ce Expansion』『Pseudo-silver Creation』『Poison Claw』『Fireball「Dragon」』『Cuticle「Dragon」』
Yumika:「Ah! I haven't stayed at this version yet.」
Kazane:「Let's stay together next time. Thanks to my consultation with Maberit-san, I've made a Cottage without any weak spots.」
Yumika:「Or perhaps I should say. At this point it would be fine to live in, right? Normally.」