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“A leg.” (Haru)
“It’s a leg.” (Kei)
The leg that fell down made a small crater in the ground. If we get close to one of the legs of the Rimdobmur, it will show us its size more clearly than ever before.
In the first place, Rimdobmur is a monster that seems to be flying all the time, and the size of its legs should not be that big compared to its whole body.
“I tried to use my [Inspection], but this result is not good.” (Haru)
I don’t know anything about the results of the Inspection. Or rather, we can see it. This leg has been scorched and tattered by Haru’s and my magic.
Is it okay that we destroyed the monster part in this state? As I recall, when you destroy a part of a monster, either the main monster dies, or the part regenerates. Or it disappears when the part is carried to another level.
In other words, the part you cut off from a monster is not a drop item. Normally, enemy parts are left alone.
“Hey, brother. Could this meat be delicious?” (Haru)
Haru was staring at the leg. Are you going to eat it? It’s not even a drop item you know?
“You see, basically, only humanoid monsters and monsters whose bodies are made of meat can have their parts destroyed.” (Haru)
“That’s right. If it’s a beast type, the neck is easier to cut. Humanoid monsters are easier to cut because they are the same as us.” (Kei)
“That’s why we didn’t have a chance to eat the meat from the severed part. It’s easier to kill the monsters.” (Haru)
“Well, that’s true. I mean, I don’t want to dismantle the body when the meat is dropped after killing it. It’s disgusting.” (Kei)
“Well, but you know. In the story, dragon meat is supposed to be the best.” (Haru)
“Is that so? It looks sinewy and tough. The blood looks poisonous.” (Kei)
“OK, let’s eat it!” (Haru)
Haru takes a knife from the inside of her parka and stabs it into Rimdobmur’s leg.
“Stop it!” (Kei)
When I saw this, I hurriedly grabbed Haru by the scruff of her neck and pulled her close. The knife leaves Haru’s hand and stays stuck in.
“Stop it because it may be poisoned. We haven’t found any abnormal status in the dungeon yet.” (Kei)
“Brother, you’re doing it. Your debuffs?” (Haru)
“I’m just an explorer. No monsters have come and done it yet.” (Kei)
“You’re right. Oh, my meat!” (Haru)
“Give up. I’ll never let you eat that.” (Kei)
As I said this, I pulled out the knife that Haru had stabbed into it. The leg that touched my hand was covered with something like scales and was quite hard.
“Hmm? Brother. Try reinserting the knife again.” (Haru)
“Ah? Okay.” (Kei)
I grabbed the knife I had just pulled out and swung it down at the hard leg with all my might. However, We would be in trouble if the knife broke, so I aimed at the gaps in the scales.
“Brother, the strength is decreasing.” (Haru)
“It’s true. It’s not an item, so that’s why it has strength.” (Kei)
Haru tells me that the Strength that was 105 before was reduced to 83 on the display of her [Inspection].
“Would you like to get it to 0 for the time being?” (Haru)
“Okay. Anyway, I’ll do it because I don’t have magical power.” (Kei)
Since all the magical power has been used up in the battle with Rimdobmur, I will slash it many times with the sword on my waist. And,
As its legs become zero Strength, it transforms into a black mist as if it were a monster. What was left was one 3 cm thick piece of meat and one large claw in the place where the legs were, and 10 shiny green scales.
The claws were at least as thick as my arms, and one of the scales was as big as my fist. The meat was marbled with many white stripes.
“It’s meat, brother.” (Haru)
“Why it’s real meat. And the quality is for truly premium meat.” (Kei)
Haru’s eyes lit up and I let out a sigh. For now, I picked up the meat and put it in my Item Pouch.
“When we get home, you’ll grill it, just rub it with salt okay?” (Haru)
“Yes, yes, we are not done yet. Find out what these are.” (Kei)
“Lesser Dragon Claws … claws of a Lower dragon.”
“Hmm? It’s a low-ranking dragon?” (Haru)
“What? By the way, what about the previous ones?” (Kei)
“The character for the word ‘dragon’ was different. It was ‘dragon’ (龍) with the less number of strokes.” (Haru) [T/N: Ryuu or Dragon kanji used are 竜 or 龍. The difference is 竜 is the more modern and popular kanji for dragon while 龍 is an older sometimes referred to as the “Chinese Dragon”.]
“Ah, is this the one with the most strokes? That’s a dragon (龍).” (Kei)
I pick up the Lesser Dragon Scales. If I try to bend it with all my might, it will bend, but there is no sign of cracking. Hard and flexible. Isn’t this the most durable item we’ve ever found?
That’s ten pieces. Considering the quantity, it would be difficult to make a weapon out of them even if the scales were large.
After shoving all the scales into the Item Pouch, the next item was the Lesser Dragon Claw.
“It’s pretty big and heavy. I wonder if it’s because it’s a toenail? It’s also very hard.” (Kei)
I looked at my feet and saw that the claw was gone, and turned to the side to see Haru holding the claw in her hand, trying with all her might to break it. I’m not scared at all. Even though Haru is not powerless, her strength is more than enough.
“Haru. Hold it steady with all your might.” (Kei)
Haru holds the end of the claw firmly and holds it like a sword. It’s long, so it doesn’t seem to be a problem looking for a place to hold it. I stand in front of the claw and pull out my sword. Raising the sword and bringing it down. And then,
A high-pitched sound echoed, and the Lesser Dragon Claws jumped out of Haru’s hand and rolled on the ground.
“Brother that hurts.” (Haru)
“My bad.” (Kei)
Haru stared hard at me, but I brush it off and pick up the claw that has fallen to the ground. The claw I hit with my sword was scratched. No, it was only scratched.
Only a sword that has I have strengthened to the maximum with my [Alchemy] only made a scratch. Normally, it could have cut it into two or clashed it near the middle. It would have caused great damage to the Claw, such as reaching into the middle and getting stuck.
This is a good weapon. It might be a little heavy for my sword, but if I could alchemize it into Haru’s tonfa. If it were my sword, I could alchemize the scales. And if I can give it the right skills. Then, perhaps.
It would be stronger than the named weapon that we had given to the Hero Party before. I can’t help but smile.
“Haru, the schedule for tomorrow and beyond has been decided.” (Kei)
“Hmm? What?” (Haru)
“Hunting Rimdobmur.” (Kei)
“Oh, I like that.” (Haru)
Haru laughs when she hears my schedule.
“For meat!” (Haru)
“For weapons!” (Kei)
“”Let’s do it!”” (Haru & Kei)
At that time, the word “overseas” was completely absent from the minds of the siblings.
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