Meeting at the Water Dragon Settlement
I suppose they had something in mind.
I didn’t know what they were doing, but I would wait for now.
Right then, Princess Leea seemed to have sensed that things had calmed down, and so she began to talk.
‘Locke. That bomb must have been so frightening.’
“Ah, Leea. Yes, you must be careful not to touch anything you find that looks suspicious.”
‘Yes, I know that.’
‘Mister Locke. We should think of some kind of security measure as well.’
“Mister Morris. Do you have any ideas?”
‘Yes. We could use the water dragon barrier…’
And so Morris began to explain his idea in detail.
He was going to use the water dragon barrier and add the ability to detect explosives.
But it would require very complicated techniques.
I had only just started to learn about the magic that water dragons used. There was still so much left to learn.
“You can do such a thing?”
‘It is incredibly difficult… But I will try.’
“Thank you. If it turns out to be possible, it would be a great help.”
As Morris and I talked about it, Leea’s voice came on again.
‘…Um, Locke. Please don’t be too angry if Morris fails at doing it.’
“Don’t worry. I never had any intention of blaming him.”
‘Locke. You are so kind.’
So, it was so difficult that even Leea was worried that Morris wouldn’t be able to do it.
‘I will help Morris as well.’
‘Yes. I will do my best.’
Leea seemed very determined.
And then I spoke to Morris.
“If there is anything that I can do, just let me know.”
‘Yes… It would be easier to do it if I could see the actual bomb.’
“Unfortunately, it exploded…”
The bomb was a magic tool that used mana.
The runes and magic circuits were all converted into energy that spread out.
That’s how they raised its power. And so nothing but the mana remained.
So it was difficult to find out what it had been once it exploded.
“It exploded just as we tried to analyze it…”
‘So even you, Locke, were unable to find out its structure?’
Well, it had been Luchila who was trying to analyze it. Perhaps I would have learned something had I been the one to do it.
That being said, I had been watching it intently from the back. And while it wasn’t enough, I did know a few things.
“Luchila. While you didn’t have long to look at it, tell Mister Morris what you did find out.”