Day 24

Day 24

Today, after morning practice, the four of us went hunting again.

And the first thing we encountered was a large, 70 cm in length black spider with characteristic yellow lines on its carapace. I decided to call it [ Demon Spider ] (temporary name).

Because it’d made a nest, I burnt it to a crisp with my [Pyrokinesis] ability. I had some trouble preventing the fire from spreading to the surrounding trees. If it had turned into a conflagration, we would have also died.

Ability [Spider Thread Creation] learned

And thus, I now can secrete spider threads from my fingers — no wait, won't it be something like goblin thread? Anyways, at my will it was gushing forth from my fingers.

Seeing threads come out from my fingertips vigorously with a “buryuryuryuryuryu”-like sound, it felt quite surreal, however, it’s unquestionably an extremely useful ability.

Unfortunately, as I am now, I can’t control it delicately. Skillfully manipulating the thread like a spider is impossible. The best I can do is to simply immobilize the target. If I make the slightest complex movement, I’ll end up tangled in the web myself, unable to move. Yes, compared to sewing, spinning webs is in a league of its own.

Thus, in order to freely be able to control the thread, I decided to search for more Demon spiderss.

After some time, I discovered a few, and this time I tried killing the spiders with electricity before eating them. In a short amount of time, I caught three spiders.

Ability [Thread Wielding Arts] learned

With this, I became able to delicately manipulate the threads. The thread was very durable, so I think that I'll be using it to make clothes and such from now on. Also, the Demon spiders carapace seemed sturdy, so I think it will make a good armor material.

After that, while walking, we found a group of orcs for the first time after the last one we killed.

The place where we found them was close to where we found the orc from the last time. Because this place was quite far away from the cave, we didn't explore the area, but now I think that we should have come here earlier.

The orcs we found were in a group of six, and different from the previous one who carried a pickaxe. These Orcs carried some splendid looking weapons like halberds, staves, hunting knives and long swords while wearing either breastplate or full plate armors.

Moreover, I think that the halberd-wielding orc with the best physique was the group commander—The Orc Leader.

However, we decided not to attack them, but gathering intelligence is another also important, so we followed the orcs and we arrived at the foot of a mountain after walking for around an hour, where we discovered the location of the orcs base, a mine.

There I saw dozens of orcs with pickaxes, and the sound of their efforts could be heard even from where we were watching them. For now, I was satisfied with this, so we left quitely. If we try attacking this many opponents with our numbers, we’ll die.

True victory is if the four of us could escape with our knowledge and remain undiscovered.

At least that’s what I thought, but then I spotted three orcs walking in the direction of the mountain.

Even if they called for help, since the other orcs were far away, it would take a considerable amount of time before reinforcements could arrive, so we decided to quickly attack them.

Hiding in the bushes, we waited for them to reach our shooting range. Gobumi-chan and Gobue-chan killed one orc each using the crossbows. The last one was stunned by my lightning, after which I calmly walked up to it and slit its throat.

To transport the corpses, Gobukichi-kun and I each carried one orc while Gobumi-chan and Gobue-chan helped each other with carrying the third orc until we reached a place I deemed as safe where we leisurely took our time to eat.

Ability [Stench] learned

Yes, this is clearly an ability that I don’t need. [Stench], seriously? Well, because I'll not activate it I'm not that bothered by it, and since Orc meat is really delicious I'll endure it. Moreover, if by any chance I were to discover a use for this ability, I’ll consider it can be considered a profit.