Fairy Tale Chronicles - chapter 10.2
While there is an enchantment commonly called Prevent Rot, has a slightly different mechanism than its title. This enchantment did not prevent the rotting of food, but prevented the materials under its effect from undergoing any changes. So, if a live animal would be kept in one of these bags, it wouldn’t die, and warm things stayed warm and cold things stayed cold. While this enchantment did accomplish a lot, perhaps thanks to the Heroes of the Old Times, who dedicated their lives to improving this spell, it could be enchanted without the use of a catalyst. An usually easy spell to cast for an enchantment.
Since it could be cast without a catalyst, one might ask why Hiroshi would go through the trouble of treating the Berserker Bear guts on his first night in this world. Well, he rarely used the spell in-game, and had completely slipped his mind at the moment. As for Haruna, she had no idea of most details regarding enchantments.
「That winged lizard’s a carnivore, right? It doesn’t taste gamey.」
「Mm-hm. I’m surprised.」
Still surprised by the Wyvern meat (which surpassed their expectation in various ways) the three of them cleared their plates in a flash, and kept that same velocity as they inhaled their custard. Then, they all looked up at the starry sky, content.
「Having Hiro and Haruna on our team was the best thing that could have happened to us, considering the circumstances.」
「I guess their Achilles’ heel is that they can go crazy with passion projects.」
Makoto retorted, to which Tatsuya chuckled. Of course, the fruit of Hiroshi and Haruna’s labor for the month they were here without a voice of reason was there ridiculously abundant stock of spices that clearly telegraphed their lack of intention to ever get home. No one could argue Makoto on this. In fact, she still didn’t get what labyrinth of a thought process they took to end up selling curry buns in a food stand trying to get back to their home world.
「Anyway… Let’s talk about our plans for tomorrow, shall we?」
「Sure. Of course, we’re just climbing up a mountain all day.」
「How long until we get to where this Solmizen fruit is growing?」
「A little longer than a day… I think.」
Mio answered, not too confidently, and the other two couldn’t help but sigh. OF course, Mio didn’t know where exactly the Solmizen fruit were growing. She only cross-referenced her map and her experience to find a location where, in theory, they should be growing.
「So, is that just because of the distance, or are you accounting for more encounters with monsters?」
「Tatsuya, don’t you have a spell that might come in handy about now?」
「Not really. I could put up a barrier that prevents being recognized by them, but it’s useless if we get locked on to first, or if they have high senses to begin with.」
「How about with those buggers from earlier?」
「Them? Unless we screw up royally, we shouldn’t get spotted by the likes of them…」
Makoto frowned, guessing the rest of Tatsuya’s sentence. While Makoto didn’t know her way around all fields, so she didn’t know too much about which field bosses to expect, and where. It was the same in their current area. It wasn’t somewhere that combat-centric players hung around in. She had no idea which monsters to expect in the area.
Besides, this barrier wouldn’t work against an abnormal occurrence like the Wyvern from the day before.
「Just want to check. If the same amount of those guys came attacking as the same time of a Wyvern or something just as bad, could you handle it?」
「That’s going to be tough.」
「Give up. Search and destroy.」
Mio concluded with her extreme theory, Tatsuya and Makoto had to agree there was no other option.
「We work hard, food taste good. Food tastes good, we’re happy.」
「…Can’t argue with that, Mio.」
Tatsuya couldn’t help but laugh.
「Alright. It’s what we signed up for.」