“This way please.” [Maid]
After breakfast, Rurunez-san led me to the magic training area within the duke’s residence.
The first thing I noted was the gaudy purple walls.
That purple wall surrounded a lot about the size of a park.
There were no ceilings and the ground hadn’t been paved either.
A woman accompanied by two maids elegantly approached from a corner of that place.
“Welcome, Ryouma-kun.” [Elize]
“Sorry to have kept you waiting, Madam.” [Ryouma]
My job for today is the construction of the venue for the wedding ceremony, but that starts later in the afternoon. I don’t have anything planned for the morning, so I decided to work on improving my sugar scrub. The madam decided to join me.
She needed a break from time to time too, so she didn’t have any plans for today.
Taking a break every now and then is certainly necessary.
Still, isn’t this a bit too early?
“I haven’t even started preparing the experiments yet. All I’m doing now is field work.” [Ryouma]
“I want to see the preparations too. That aside, what do you think about our magic training area? We’re rather proud of it.” [Elize]
“It’s big and nice. This is certainly the kind of place I can use my magic in without holding back.” [Ryouma]
“Curious about the wall?” [Rurunez]
Rurunez-san could immediately tell what was on my mind.
“You can tell?” [Ryouma]
“You’ve been stealing glances at it for a while now.” [Rurunez]
“Ha ha ha… Is it okay to ask why it’s been painted in such a gaudy color?” [Ryouma]
She sweetly smiled and answered.
“The walls have been dyed with a special coating that reacts strongly to the change in temperature, as is the case with fire and ice spells. The ojousama was practicing her magic here until it was time for her to move to the academy. In order to allow her a place where she could practice her magic even a little safer, the walls here were treated with that special coating.” [Rurunez]
“Elia once melted a brick wall because she put too much mana into her magic. Since then we’ve kept the walls here dyed to be safe.” [Elize]
Come to think of it, Elia does specialize in fire and ice… Huh. So that’s why.
That aside, I didn’t know fire spells could give off that much heat when that much mana is given to them. I should take note of that.
“That makes sense.” [Ryouma]
“This is our private space, so you can use this place whenever you feel like. You can even use your Dimension Magic if it’s here. Besides, Elia’s gone and left for school already, so it rarely gets used nowadays… It’s a bit of a waste.” [Elize]
As expected, the madam is a little lonely.
“in that case, I’ll happily use it without reserve.” [Ryouma]
I called out and began working.
“Dimension Home.” [Ryouma]
I opened a while hole in the space and called out the sticky slimes and scavenger slimes.
I prepared 100 of each.
“There’s a lot of them as usual.” [Elize]
“I’ve never seen so many before…” [Rurunez]
I thought she saw them during feeding time, but maybe I’m remembering wrong.
Ah, maybe it’s because they were in a big, huge, or king form.
The maids accompanying the madam were also surprised. I quickly started working.
“First is ‘Break Rock’ !!” [Ryouma]
I used the spell to change the level ground into a sandy state.
A square about 50m big will probably do.
“Alright, scavenger slimes!” [Ryouma]
I had the scavenger slimes line up at one end of the sandy ground.
“Do the usual.” [Ryouma]
The scavenger slimes responded to my words and started moving simultaneously.
They swallowed the sand into their body and then puked it back out behind them. They made their way through the square sand swallowing and puking.
“Are they… Plowing the ground?” [Elize]
“That’s right. At first, I had the scavenger slimes puke out fertilizer and plow with their own hands, but it’s really convenient, so I would have them do the same thing several times in a day. It was starting to get annoying, so I started softening the ground beforehand with earth magic, then have the scavenger slimes mix the softened ground inside their body.” [Ryouma]
As the slimes that were lined up marched without messing up their formation, soil that has been mixed well with the moisturized fertilizer piled up behind them, forming ridges.
“After I started having the scavenger slimes do this, they learned the skill ‘Tilling’.” [Ryouma]
“I’ve never heard of that skill before.” [Elize]
“Apparently, of the many different jobs that farmers do, it refers only to the act of plowing the field. I think it’s because I had them do nothing but mix the soil all the time. I didn’t even have them plant seeds or water the ground.” [Ryouma]
“If they were just doing normal farm work, they would have probably learned the ‘Farming’ skill instead.” [Elize]
“Yes. It’s for the same reason that the sticky slimes learned the ‘planting’ skill.” [Ryouma]
I took out dante seeds from my Item Box and had the sticky slimes distribute them. They turned their upper body into a bowl to receive the seeds, then they brought them to the ridges cultivated by the scavenger slimes.
A slime per ridge. The sticky slimes lined up like the scavenger slimes and extended a tentacle to pick up a seed and plant them one at a time.