After Dianeia left, I started tampering with my trees.
Soon after, Hesty appeared wiping the sleep from her eyes.
「Oh, Good morning Hesty.」
「n……I felt, a difference, in the magic waves, so I, woke up. What are, you doing?」
Hesty’s gaze was focused at my feet.
I was doing something different from usual, so I wonder if that was the cause for the magic undulations difference…well setting that aside,
「Well, I’m trying to modify my golem to be small.」
「I made a shop in town right? I thought that a big one would have problems with the tight space.」
Yep, my shop in town is different from my home…it is much more restricted in space.
So, I thought that having my golems stomping around the place would take up too much space.
And so, I thought to miniaturize my golems.
If I do that I can guarantee that I won’t run out of room.
「Ahh, so what you’re making, is a golem.」
I was making them smaller using two methods, compression and reduction in materials.
When I compress it they become heavier and their movements become dull.
So to fix that I simply reduced the amount of wood needed to make it.
Usually I use one entire tree for a golem but for this I only used half.
And so a golem that was half as large as the others was created.
「Yeah the size problem is solved but…what about its ability.
I thought and ordered the golem to carry a stone in the garden.
For a normal sized golem it would’ve been easy but,
「……it seems to be a bit weak in the horsepower department…」
The smaller golem was able to lift a rock that was about the same size as itself…but it wasn’t strong enough to walk with it.
「So it’s not strong enough to carry a rock. When I reduce the materials the strength weakens…」
「……n, but, I think for a golem…it’s strong enough? They usually can’t, carry a rock, that size.」
Well, I wouldn’t use them outside of the shop, so I think their strong enough.
The most they would have to carry would be a box of apples.
Plus I think they’re strong enough to squeeze the apples as well.
I still want to pursue a bit more performance.
「If I’m going to miniaturize them I want to try and use them for other things as well.」
「Is that, so? …..then, why don’t you, mix in, different materials?」
「Mix other materials? In the golem?」
「n, it’s something, I do when, making wands. If it’s not strong enough, I mix in, other things.」
「I see. As expected of a craftsman.」
I was too focused on the miniaturization and didn’t consider the materials.
I think I should try some other materials.
Luckily I’ve got stones and magic stones from the dungeon lying around here.
I’ll give those a shot.
「Umm, I guess I’ll stick this in here.」
「……!? Are you just going to, stick it in that thing!?」
「Eh? I can’t?」
I had just pushed a magic stone into the golems arm when Hesty cried out.
I wonder why. Hesty said that she does the same thing.
「Normally, you’d make it into a powder, and you wouldn’t, use much. If not, it’ll become difficult to control the, magic.」
「Is that so? You should’ve told me soone—wait, it moves fine…」
As Hesty stared, the golem that had been mixed with the magic stone picked up a rock that was bigger than itself and started running around.
I ordered it to stop and it did…the control over it was fine.
「Ohh, it can finally carry this stuff, this might be good!」
「I see……as I, thought. My common sense, might not be worth much, here…」
Hesty’s shoulders drooped as she looked at the golem deadlifting rocks.
I feel kinda sorry for her, I feel like I’ve done something I shouldn’t have.
「Don’t let it bother you. This is, strange.」
「Eh? Is there a problem?」
I asked and Hesty nodded.
「n, just by putting a magic stone in, it got way too powerful. Normally, it won’t be like that. Even if you put in a, bigger stone, it’s impossible.」
Well even if you say it’s impossible, I’m just working with the materials on hand.
「n……it might be because, it’s a magic stone, from beneath the house. That might be, the reason it’s so, strong.」
「I see. I haven’t used it for anything except my onsen. My dungeon might unexpectedly provide good materials.」
Hmm, then we maybe we should take a trip underground.
If I get more then I can finish the miniaturization before tonight.
And so, Hesty and I headed towards the dungeon beneath the house.