Chapter 3 Strongest Sage, Hunt Monsters at 6
As I looked at Biffgel with pitying eyes, his face became red.
"What's with those eyes! You looking down on me?!"
Nope. I'm pitying you.
For now, I should regard knowing what 『Disqualified Crest』 means and how pointless it is to deal with Biffgel as good results.
I felt like I already knew the later before I talked with him though.
"Oy! Say something!"
This time it seems he's quite displeased at me being quiet.
In the end, Biffgel started to chase me with a raised stick in his hand.
Even though I think disposing of him in the name of self-defense would be for the benefit of mankind, I'd better not be careless considering I don't know the handling of crime in this world.
And thus, for now I should run away.
I strengthened myself with Physical Reinforcement and immediately increased my speed.
I only walked briskly, but it was already faster than Biffgel running with all his might.
"Damn it, wait! gasp, gasp.... Why can't I catch up!"
Isn't that because the magic god chosen one-san couldn't use Physical Reinforcement magic that even a trash who couldn't use magic well could?
That was what I thought, but I didn't say it out loud since I had shaken off Biffgel and entered the forest.
And then I noticed the burden on my body and magic power being lighter than my expectation.
The Fourth Crest is originally a crest well suited for Physical Reinforcement, but this is beyond even my expectation.
"For now, let's hunt some animals."
Animals in this world have magic power in them even though it's of little amount, as they can be detected by 【Passive Detection】.
Moreover, magic power of animals and monsters carry a peculiar property, that is, we take their magic power every time we defeat them, strengthening ourselves.
Of course, the growth will be faster if you fight a strong monster, yet on top of being hugely risky, there's only a few that can be hunted so I don't recommend this method.
--By the way, it's not like there isn't a way to strengthen yourself using human's magic power, but it's inefficient on top of requiring a very complex magic, thus its usage is quite limited.
It was a magic developed by the past life me, but I didn't use it much at all in practice.
The first animal I found was a bird. I don't know the name but it's a bit bigger than a chicken.
The bird is perching on about a five meter high branch.
I'll shoot it down with magic at once.... is what I'd like to do, but magic range of the Fourth Crest is short.
The me right now probably can't reach that place with magic.
Therefore I picked up a pebble on the ground while erasing my presence.
I concentrate Physical Reinforcement on my legs and take a step forward. Once I had enough momentum, I changed the target of the Physical Reinforcement to my arm and swung it with all my might.
I restricted the Physical Reinforcement like this in order to maximize it to the pebble.
And thus, with the strength and magic power of a six year old, the thrown pebble reached hundreds km/h of speed.
Even though I was hiding my presence, the bird seemingly noticed me after all the movements I did, but it was already too late.
The bird got hit by the stone in its face and fell to the ground.
At the same time, I felt my strength and magic power slightly increased.
Originally it's not something that can be noticed, it's probably because the growth is big in the first battle.
I neatly picked the fallen bird, cut its head and drained its blood.
It's a precious nourishment. Unfortunately I can't exactly say that the meals in my house are enough to sustain this body's growth.
The protein is particularly lacking.
I plan to strengthen my muscle by breaking them before getting to bed with magic then rapidly recovering them with magic, but it'd have the opposite effect without nourishment. That's very troublesome.
The reason for this situation seems to be a lack of ingredients, but I should be able to eat proper stuff if I bring this back home.
I continued to hunt five birds and left the forest afterward. Earning magic power is important, but it's not good to overhunt either.