This one has left something of benefit.
What could it be?
【Material】 Ghost Horse Skin Raw Material Grade C Rarity 4 Weight 5
The hide of the rear of a Sifca.
It has a light grey colour, and is very light and flexible compared to other types of horse hide.
The larger the piece, the more valuable it is.
【Material】 Ghost Horse Meat Raw Material Grade C Rarity 4 Weight 2
The meat of a Sifca. It is quite a tough piece of meat, and contains very little fat.
However, it is known to be a very mysterious type of meat that does not rot even when it is left out raw.
In total, we got seven skins, and five pieces of meat.
It felt like a very subtle haul considering how many Sifca we had to take out, and how much of a headache fighting them was.
「We don’t have enough to split the item drops equally, huh.」
『Could it be… You’re thinking of using 【Call Monster】 to fight more of them?』
『Why do you have to be so tough on us!?』
It didn’t seem that excessive…
It would be nice to make some money from the skins too.
They were certainly a tough enemy, but that made it even more important that we take advantage of our numbers to hunt as many of them as possible.
As we get used to fighting them, the efficiency of our hunt would also increase.
「Do you have any ideas as to how we could use 【Vibrate】 properly here…?」
『Maybe clump them all together and then use it then?』
「Hmm, that’s definitely a good idea… Without their illusions, It will definitely be much easier for our Summon Monsters to attack them. Let’s try it.」
『We’ll go at your signal, Keith.』
Ah, well it would make sense for that task to go to me.
What effect would that strategy have? There was only one way to find out.
We kept going until we had over 30 skins and pieces of meat.
Well, it was somewhere along that range… I hadn’t properly counted our haul yet.
I used 【Call Monster】 as much as I could, calling nearby herds of Sifcas to us.
Of course, our goal was to completely annihilate them.
Eventually, we managed to get enough pieces of meat and skin to distribute to every Summoner in our team. One piece of meat and skin for each player.
But we ended up with leftovers.
Well, we could settle what to do with the leftovers at Fiona’s place when we got back to her.
For the time being, I was in charge of keeping the leftover pieces of Ghost Horse Meat and Ghost Horse Skin.
Were there any monsters in the sky?
Yep, there were monsters there too.
It was quite an incredible monster, to say the least.
Fire Bird Lv.3
Monster Enemy Target Active
Battle Position: Air
It was just one of them that time, but it was still very intimidating, seeing it slowly head towards us.
What a trap we had fallen into.
Would scattering even help fight this thing?
I wasn’t too sure.
I just wanted to take advantage of our horses’ mobility.
Certainly, I think the damage we took was quite minimal because of how agile our horses were.
None of us were taken out.
The fact that only one Summon Monster was taken out was definitely something to be grateful for too.
The Fire Bird shot many powerful area-of-effect spells at us in the fight.
The skill that was similar to the 【Fire Magic】 spell 【Fire Storm】 was especially terrifying.
If there was another Fire Bird we had to fight against we would have definitely been completely annihilated.
We were only able to defeat it after we brought it to the ground and our Summon Monsters worked together to tear its wings to pieces.
Bringing it to the ground in the first place was what was very difficult.
And even after we managed to finally knock it the ground, it was still a very annoying monster.
No, maybe “annoying” wasn’t the right word… It could still use all of its skills and it had enormous strength.
I used my Capture Rod of Torture to stab it and to do my best to keep it on the ground…
But the Fire Bird put up a lot of resistance.
Honestly, that spirit of determination was one I was actually fond of.
But after it hit the ground, for some reason, it only used its area-of-effect fire attack spell once.
Well, we had wall spells to contain it, so the wave of fire wasn’t that big of an issue anymore.
Having it on the ground was definitely helpful in terms of avoiding its attacks too.
【Material】 Fire Bird Wing Raw Material Grade C+ Rarity 4 Weight 1+
The wings of a Fire Bird. Caution will be needed when handling, as the feathers tend to spark and burn when rubbed.
As expected, when we tried to collect the Fire Bird’s item drops, we got its wings.
Would this be best used as feathers to make arrows too?
But we only had one of these…
I tried to check our surroundings for more Fire Birds using 【Call Monster】 , but there weren’t many of them…
I guess I just had to factor it into the calculations somehow…
No, I had a feeling it would be best to discuss it with the other Summoners.
If we could turn the feathers into arrows, that would help a lot with distributing the spoils equally.
Worst case scenario, we could turn the wings into feathers, and then split the reward that way.
Well, that idea was on hold for the time being… I didn’t want to destroy the beautiful wings just yet.
For the time being, we kept going.
There weren’t many monsters around us, so we were free to prioritise exploration.
I checked the Wide-area Map again.
It would be a good idea to use 【Sense Magic】 too, so I quickly used the spell before I forgot about it.
According to the Wide-area Map, it was about time.
The N1W3 Area Portal was probably close by.
『You think that’s what we’re looking for?』
『It is definitely very suspicious…』
「Yep. It definitely sticks out. High chance that that’s the Area Portal we’re looking for.」
The time was about 3 pm.
Checking the Wide-area Map again revealed that we were around the centre of N1W3.
In front of us was a beautiful-looking semicircular mound, sticking out of the ground.
It was a very suspicious sight.
It was definitely very suspicious…
【Sense Magic】 was still in effect.
There certainly was magic there…
But it wasn’t so strong.
What about the area around the mound?
I looked around, but it didn’t look like anything was going to get in our way.
With so many Summoners and Summon Monsters in one team, we wouldn’t have to worry so much about fighting…
But we still had to be careful. We didn’t know what kind of monsters could ambush us, after all.
I still wanted to avoid getting closer for the time being.
I felt there was a need to properly prepare in advance.
「Those who can afford the MP, change your Summon Monster to a combat-based team!」
Around me, the sound of players muttering spell casts started to resound loudly.
I was in a hurry to switch my Summon Monster team too.
I let Volff and Helix remain in the team.
I recalled Zangetsu, Ninetails, and Couturier.
I summoned Senki, Shishiku, and Nias.
The Summoners around me rushed to change their teams to a more combat-suited team too.
There were some Summoners who still remained on horseback, but that wouldn’t matter too much.
Mobility could be an important factor in the fight to come, after all.
There were clearly fewer horses, and more tigers and snakes.
Although the total number was small, there were also crabs, turtles, and demons.
And of course, there were also mermaids.
I already knew who you belong to!
「Well then, don’t forget… Use spells to strengthen yourselves!」
「As much as possible, try to complete one another in fully using all types of strengthening spells.」
『Wow… Are these Area Portal fights usually very tough? It’s my first time.』
The sound of spells being cast continued for a while.
A few minutes passed.
The strengthening spells would stay active on all of us for 10 minutes.
As much as possible, I wanted to strive to unlock the Area Portal within that time.
『We’re going to surround the mound in front of us, and then slowly converge on it. Don’t forget to take care of and watch the comrades on your right and left!』
We formed a circle around the mound.
As soon as I gave the signal, we simultaneously started approaching.
It was the only way to find out what would happen.
Race Human Male Racial Lv22
Job Grand Summoner Lv8
Bonus Points Remaining: 14
Sword Lv8 Two-handed Spear Lv8 Club Lv8 (↑1) Dagger Lv7 Rope Artes Lv7
Staff Lv17 Punch Lv14 Kick Lv14 Joint Lock Lv14
Throw Lv14 Evade Lv14 Block Lv14
Summon Magic Lv22 Spacetime Magic Lv13 Seal Magic Lv6
Light Magic Lv13 Wind Magic Lv13 Earth Magic Lv13 Water Magic Lv13
Fire Magic Lv13 Dark Magic Lv13 Ice Magic Lv11 Lightning Magic Lv11
Tree Magic Lv11 Dust Magic Lv11 Lava Magic Lv11 Steam Magic Lv11
Alchemy Lv10 Pharmacy Lv8 Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv9
Synergy Lv16 Appraisal Lv16 (↑1) Identify Lv16 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv8
Grab Lv13 (↑1) Horsemanship Lv13 (↑1) Precise Manipulation Lv15 Ropework Lv7
Jump Lv7 Acrobatics Lv7 Heat Resistance Lv8 Climb Lv8 Balance Lv8
Dual Wield Lv14 Disassembly Lv12 (↑1) Swim Lv6 Dive Lv5
Dash Lv5 Endurance Run Lv5
Physical Reinforcement Lv12 Mental Reinforcement Lv13 Speedcasting Lv13
Magic Effect Amplification Lv12 Magic Range Expansion Lv12
Thanks for the treat.