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WM V1C0012

Chapter 0012 Plow…?

Translator: Tseirp

 

Ryo somehow managed to reach home.

 

He froze the Kite Snake corpse and kept it in the storage.

He didn’t think of eating the snake.

Even when his university friend from Southeast Asia told him ‘It looks pale but it is quite delicious~’, he didn’t feel like eating it.

 

But there was a possibility that he could use it as some kind of material … like those snakeskin wallets or bags on Earth …

“A bag huh … well, there’s no issue with the hemp bag … and more importantly, I don’t have thread or string. I could use ivy as a replacement for string but I would need it for clothes as well.”

Regarding ‘Clothes’, it was still extremely difficult to achieve this in his slow life in Rondo Forest.

As for ‘Food’, apart from the Ichizuku, he also obtained the ‘Rindo’ that is similar to apples during this excursion.

It was a long sought-after new fruit.

Enriching his food choices was important in achieving his slow life!

 

“That said, my encounter with the Kite Snake … was a close shave.”

That was the first time Ryo encountered a monster that used poison.

Although it was described in the ‘Monster Encyclopedia – Beginner Edition’ to ‘Spit poison’, the area of the poison, so large that it could be called a poison mist, was completely outside his expectations.

“The ‘Squall’ that I made for watering ended up playing an important role in the fight … I seriously don’t know what would end up being useful in which situation.”

 

 

The Water Attribute Magic ‘Squall’ that brought down the Kite Snake poison spread across the air and washed it away was originally imagined as water coming out of a watering can.

Well, the water pressure was a little stronger, the volume was greater, and the area was wider.

That Squall was meant for the Ichizuku from his previous harvest that he transplanted.

Although he could find it if he entered the forest, it would be nice if he could pluck them from his garden when he has cravings for it at night … he planted them for such simplistic reasoning.

 

Of course, it was natural cultivation without any pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or organic fertilizers!

Since it was tastier that way.

It definitely was not because he didn’t have any of that! Definitely not!

If he was pursuing mass production then a large amount of fertilizer might be a better method.

But for a slow life … that was not necessary.

 

However, there was a field of ‘Food’ that was not progressing well even if he took it slowly.

It was his field.

He had stored a fairly large amount of ‘paddy’ rice that was for planting or eating.

They were all obtained from the wetlands in the Northern forest.

However, what Ryo wanted was to improve it with a field.

And for that, he needed to make a paddy field.

He needed it but … if he could use Earth Attribute Magic, he might have a spell like ‘Plow’.

 

 

Even without that, he could make a hoe and plow manually.

But Ryo only had Water attribute Magic.

“Land reclamation without Earth Attribute Magic, without farming tools like a hoe or plowing horses …”

He could not imagine himself succeeding with those restrictions.

 

For the time being, he tried launching Icicle Lances at the planned paddy field site.

“<Icicle Lance 2>”

It was barely noticeable.

“Let’s drop it from the sky. <Icicle Lance 128>”

128 Icicle Lances formed in the sky 20 meters up and freefell to the planned paddy field site.

Zusa zusa zusa

They pierced the ground.

 

 

“Yeah … pierce … that’s all. I wonder if there is a way to make them rupture after piercing…”

He was about to imagine one of the lances exploding …

“Before that, I should set up a shield.”

He was standing in his garden within the barrier so he didn’t even have his Ice Armor on.

“<Ice Wall 5 layers>”

It was the sturdiest shield he had and he separated himself from the (planned) explosive.

The Ice Wall was originally transparent as well so it didn’t impede his work.

 

Once again … he made a mental image of one of the Icicle Lances exploding.

Bakin.

Exploded … or rather, the ice shattered and scattered around.

 

“That wouldn’t help with the plowing …”

He targeted two Icicle Lances and imagined them exploding into even finer ice crystals.

Toshin.

The ice shattered and scattered around once again but … compared to before, the scattered ice was smaller.

“I knew it wouldn’t help with plowing …”

 

He guessed that having the ice shatter was insufficient.

Instead of shattering, he wanted them to ‘explode’.

 

“If it is an explosion with water, I recall the experiments that caused water to explode by adding sodium metal. But that was not realistic here. In that case, steam explosion …?”

A steam explosion was a phenomenon that happens when a high-temperature substance such as magma comes into contact with a low-temperature substance such as groundwater, causing the water to instantaneously become water vapor and explode.

The ‘explosion’ phenomenon occurs because when water turns into water vapor, its volume expands by 1700 times.

“But I don’t have any high-temperature substances. No, if I instantaneously convert the Icicle Lance into water vapor, it should cause the same phenomenon as a steam explosion.”

It could be done with the same image of increasing the vibrations of the water molecules as when he first made boiling water.

 

 

Increasing the vibrations would cause the temperature of the substance to increase.

 

Once it goes beyond 100 degrees, it would turn into steam …

If more heat was added to the steam, steam that goes beyond 100 degrees would reach a state called superheated steam.

On Earth, there were microwave ovens on sale that function using superheated steam.

In that sense, it was a very common phenomenon.

 

He tried it with all the remaining 126 Icicle Lances but he couldn’t make them explode.

At a glance, it felt like he could easily cause a steam explosion but unfortunately, his fundamental knowledge was flawed so a steam explosion would never occur.

Ryo’s chemical knowledge was insufficient.

 

In the first place, an ‘explosion’ was a phenomenon that occurs as a result of a sudden generation or release of pressure.

 

If it’s ice … yeah.

 

*Please read this novel in the original translator’s website to support my work*

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8 Comments

  1. R2D2TS

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. Bookwhyrm

    Thanks!
    \(^^)/

    Experimentation!
    I wonder when he’ll meet other people.

    • Irnem

      I think Tseirp wrote in the prologue that it would be after chapter 38.

  3. Fireborn

    Thanks for the chapter, it is good with the scientific explanations and all, enjoying it , are there any other novels with science and magic systems combined a little?

  4. Anonymous

    Thank for the chapter translator

    This is becoming so stupid….
    The author and MC are just so brainless at this point…. he even try to spat logical and scientific thing when he don’t even understand basic and simplistic thing and how thing work, no point to have a ice ability and “how to use it” with that “level”

    “Land reclamation without Earth Attribute Magic, without farming tools like a hoe or plowing horses …”
    He could not imagine himself succeeding with those restrictions.”

    The guy can create a cylinder tower of 100 meter heigh and 3 meter diameter, the guy can create big wall and big block of ice and etc and move them around like he want when walking and etc
    With how easely he do that and in these quantity, can’t he not just fucking create block or ice and just move them or even better form a ice in a plow form and just move it around and plow/move the earth like he want with it? this is too stupid and too many blind hole of the author on just simplistic and basic and obvious thing like that…just don’t try to spat science and “smart” explanation and creative use of thing author…….

    Steam Explosion…..just change the ice to vapor only on the INSIDE of the ice structure (save a wall around it) so at to create the pressure needed and so the explosion with the “1700 of expansion in volume”………..

    Also yeah heat temp do thing and have effect but his ICE at the absolute zero in temp it is still do nothing and still have zero effect on everything (him and other thing)?????…………sigh 😛

    • Fern

      Here you go again, trying to sound like you know better than the author or the MC does, but you’re actually the one spouting nonsense. Do you even know what a plow or a hoe is? There’s one word that relates to both tools: blade. Yes, both tools need to be sharp enough to be able to cut or dig furrows in the soil and to perform some other functions. You think it would be as easy for the MC to form sharp ice as forming an ice tower or structure with set shape and dimensions? Producing a makeshift ice blade would be more difficult as he would need to experiment on the right condtions to make the ice sharp enough. Do you even know what makes an object sharp? A lot of people have the misconception that having an edge sufficiently thin makes an object sharp. He experimented on a makeshift chainsaw, though he hadn’t achieved much progress on that. Even so, a chainsaw wouldn’t function like a hoe. Not to mention, it is not in his current immediate priorities to be able to plow the land. He’s constantly training his body and his magic to find more ways he can make or produce something for use in combat, so he doesn’t have that much time to think about the specifics of making an ice hoe. Lastly, you mention the absolute zero thing again without pausing for a second to think about it. You think just because he thought of something he was actually able to do it? It’s already the 12th chapter and it’s clearly apparent that there’s a limit on what phenomena he can cause with water magic, considering his current mastery of it. Just because he imagined absolute zero and knew a basic thing about it doesn’t mean he actually achieved it. His limits make it so that when he thinks about setting the magnitude of the vibrations of water molecules to zero, what he gets is just regular ice, except it’s ice that doesn’t melt as long as it is being supplied with magic power. You talk smart but do you know that absolute zero, in theory, ISN’T physically possible? It wasn’t even stated that he was able to achieve near absolute zero temperatures, it’s just that he imagined it. If you still don’t understand then maybe you should work on your reading comprehension first before reading novels. There’s nothing wrong with not liking the story so far and it’s valid even if you say it’s boring or trash if that’s how you truly feel about it. But everytime you try to sound smart, it’s quite hilarious ’cause you actually sound stupid.

  5. Iika

    Here the author mention southeast asia again,
    I wonder mc would try roasting frog feet or try eating grasshopper or even try chicken blood next.

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