Overhunting was Recommended
‘…See? It’s not very scary, is it?’
I said as I looked towards where the slimes were hiding.
As the slimes were watching me with Shared Senses, they should be able to tell that the Lesser Fire Dragon could be defeated with magic.
‘We can win!’
It seemed like the slimes understood now.
And so they entered formation in order to search for monsters as usual.
I used ‘Water Discharge’ to hunt down the monsters whenever a slime found one.
…Hunting them like this might have made me anxious about the effect on the ecosystem, but I had checked in before coming here, and was told that I could hunt as many as I wanted.
If anything, it would have a negative effect if you didn’t. And so the guild regularly hunted the Lesser Fire dragons until they were close to extinction.
I didn’t know what the reason was…but the fact was that they recommended the hunting of them.
And then I covered the monster with Water Discharge.
The Lesser Fire Dragon quickly lost its strength and fell.
It was a really easy hunt—but it would not have been the case without water magic with such high output.
Thinking about those people who carried dozens of liters of water up the mountain with buckets, it was no wonder that Lesser Fire Dragons had a reputation of being hard to kill.
…But users of water magic would be able to make a lot of money.
I thought about these things as I continued to hunt—and then I had an idea.
What if I didn’t use water? Could I also kill the Lesser Fire Dragons by just lowering their body temperature?
‘Hey, do you mind if I test something?’
‘I don’t know what you mean, but okay!’
The slime consented to the experiment.
And so I used freezing magic and fired it at the Lesser Fire Dragon.
This seemed like it would be faster than cooling them with water.
‘Magic Transfer—Area Freeze Medium.’
I said—and then the Lesser Fire Dragon convulsed for an instant.
Then it let out a short cry before falling down.