Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 315
Bear-san Fights the Scorpion.
As the worms swell downstairs, we crossed the bridge.
[Even so, it’s bigger than I thought.] Yuna
This is the norm when it comes to games. I wonder if it’s real or not.
If they say there are 100 floors underground, I’ll just have to beat it. To do so, I will definitely dig a hole.
[But, were almost there. We’re getting closer.] Karina
Whenever the path splits once in a while, we follow Kalina’s instructions. We descended a considerable distance.
[This is?] Yuna
It’s sandy. Even though we are deep underground, the sand is falling.
When I look at the Bear Map, it seems like the pyramid is not right above us. It’s slightly off.
Is it falling from the desert?
[I think there’s something wrong with this.] Jade
Jade-san looks at the sand.
I agree with Jade-san’s words. I use my Bear Detection Magic to check. Then, the name of the monster I’ve seen for the first time came out.
The name was Scorpion.
In a word, it will be a monster like scorpion.
[Yuna-chan, did you found something?] Mel
….Not to me exactly, but to Swaying Bear.
She think it’s because of Swaying bear, that I can find the monster.
That’s why I’m behaving like that, too.
[Swaying Bear, did you find anything?] Yuna
Swaying Bear, who is good at acting, responded so.
I shot an air bullet to where the Scorpion’s reaction is. Then, a Scorpion as big as a wolf which had a dark color, came out from the sand.
This must be why this is a fantasy.
Why is there such a big Scorpion?
Jade-san quickly pulled out his weapon, but the Scorpion burrowed into the sand.
[Yuna’s Bears are really great.] Jade
[But the Scorpion is a nuisance.] Mel
[What are we going do now? Do you want to run?] Toya
[No, that’ll be dangerous as well.] Jade
Jade-san shakes his head to Toya’s opinion.
The Scorpion is hiding in the sand. I don’t know about this world, but the ones in games are more intelligent than worms and they’re often laid-back until you get close to it.
When a prey comes close, the predator stuns the prey with a poisonous needle on its tail, slowing its movement and feed on it.
Scorpions are fairly widespread and quite known for their detection skills.
I can dig it like a worm, but it’s a matter of how easy it is for Jade-san’s group to kill it like a worm. If it takes a lot of time to kill a single monster, other Scorpions may come together.
[Jade-san. Is it easier to kill it if I dig it up?] Yuna
[I’m sorry. I’ve only fought a Scorpion once. In the desert, it is rarely encountered because it only inhabits some other places. Also because the shell is too hard, it can’t be pierced by weapons other than Senia’s Mithril Knives or my Mithril Sword, but it might be possible with Toya’s sword.] Jade
In other words, Toya has a role to play in battle.
Toya tries to say something, decided to close his mouth.
[Also, even if you get close to where the Senia’s knife can reach, the poison sting of the tail still poses quite a threat.] Jade
With a knife, you have to get close enough to touch it. Also, the Scorpion’s tail movement on TV was fast.
[How about Mel-san’s magic?] Yuna
[I’m sorry, I don’t know because I haven’t used it against that.] Mel
I need to understand Mel-san’s magic. In other words, only Jade-san can fight in terms of strength.
[But it’s weakness is water.] Mel
[Is that so?] Yuna
[Oh yea, in the moment you spray it with water, it will be stunned. Attack the scorpion during that time, its one way of defeating it.] Mel
[Also its stomach is soft.] Senia
Senia-san adds in its weakness.
Do I have to turn the Scorpion that crawls on the ground upside down?
Hmm, what should I do?
[Isn’t it okay to have Jō-chan build a bridge?] Toya
(TN: I’m gonna use Jo-chan instead of Little Miss or Miss or Little Lady.. Cause I’m being lazy and its the same thing anyways.)
[It’s no use because it can shoot it’s stinger.] Mel
Mel-san rejects Toya’s idea.
Then would it be good to make a bridge with side walls?
This time, there is a considerable distance. We can make it though.
But now that I think about it, I want to defeat it. There is a possibility that we will be caught while we’re advancing in a different area.
The characteristic of Scorpion is that it stiffens when exposed to water. Also its stomach is the soft spot.
The Scorpion is still hiding in the sand. Shooting poison needles.
Hmm, what should I do?
[I’ll go alone.] Yuna
As a result of my thinking, I gave my answer to everyone.
[That’s reckless!] Jade
Everyone was surprised at my words.
[It’s okay to make a bridge, but it’s troublesome to get attacked while I’m making it.] Yuna
[But to attack it on your own… We will help you.] Jade
[U~n, it’s not a monster we can’t beat.] Senia
[Yeah, that would be good. We’re going to crush it quickly.] Mel
I received the feelings of everyone.
I can understand that you’re not saying it just to look nice. But it’s still dangerous.
If you die on my watch, I’ll wake you up in a very nasty way.
[Well, easier said than done, but is it really okay?] Jade
[I have something I want to try and if that doesn’t work, I’ll try another one.] Yuna
Honestly I can make the bridge.
[Yuna-san, please be careful.] Karina
Karina looks at me worriedly.
[I’ll be alright. I’ll come back as soon as I beat it.] Yuna
As I step into the sand, the scorpion moves quietly.
I can tell by my Bear Detection Magic. Its moving quietly like hunter stalking for it’s prey.
I take out a cheap iron knife I bought earlier and let the magic pass on the knife. Then, I threw it at the scorpion hiding in the sand.
The scorpion hiding in the sand comes out of the sand, with a knife sticking on it. It seems that it was not fatal with just one knife.
I threw another knife at its face.
The scorpion got hit on its head and died….
[Yuna-chan, you can detect it even if you are away from Swaying Bear?] Mel
[Because our hearts are connected.] Yuna
When I said that, Swaying bear and Hugging Bear responded with <Ku~u ~ n.> at the same time.
[Of course, Hugging Bear as well.] Yuna
For the time being, it turned out that even cheap knives could pierce the hard shell with some magic.
This is this and that is that. (Sore wa sore, kore wa kore.)
There is no problem if you can beat it.
But when I pulled out the knife that was stuck into the scorpion, the blade snapped. It is likely to be a one-time disposable item.
Well, there is no problem because it was originally a disposable knife.
I think it can be defeated by magic, but to one shot it would be great.
Using anything like a Bear Wind Blade will attract other scorpions, which can lead to messy combat. As a result, Karina would be worried once again; Jade-san’s party would likely join in the fight and it will be even more chaotic.
Since they’re not proficient at using magic as efficient as possible, such as preventing the poison needle with earth magic.
So this time, I used a small knife and another small knife to reliably take down the monster.
[Jade-san, can you use this as monster material?] Yuna
[Oh, you can. The shell is tough so it can be used to make armor, the meat is edible and can be use as ingredient.] Jade
You can eat it?
Well, I’ve seen videos of people eating scorpion.
Japanese people seems to be unfamiliar with it, but I will collect them for later use. It may be delicious.
As we continue with our little adventure, I’m throwing magical knives at the scorpions that are hiding. I bought 100 knives, we should be fine with this amount.
I take out a knife.
Add magic power.
Check with Bear Detection Magic.
Throw at the Scorpion.
Generally, I can kill it with two or three shots. I just have to watch out for the scorpion’s tail.
Occasionally, some scorpions try to sting me with their tail, but there is no blind spot for me.
I prepared earth magic in advance.
<If you’re doing well, you’ll run out of knives in your inventory on the way.> It seems that I used a little more than planned.
I have no choice but to take out the Mithril knife.
Throw it with magic.
The scorpion burst in a single shot. Oh, a power up.
As expected, this is a Mithril knife made by the dwarf Gazal-san.
There is not even one scratch after if I pulled it out. It remains a beautiful blade.
Unlike cheap knives, they have to be picked up again, but they can kill more efficiently than cheap knives.
If this was the case, I wish I used a Mithril knife since the beginning.
And so, all scorpions are safely defeated. Now we can walk with Karina safely.
I return to Jade-san and others, who were collecting Scorpions.
[It’s over.] Yuna
When I return, Toya and Swaying Bear are rushing towards me.
[Look out!] Toya
I evade Toya with two or three steps sideways, who’s trying to grab me.
What’s up with that?
The question was immediately answered.
The moment Toya ran through where I was, a scorpion fell from above.
I was surprised and my response is delayed. However, Swaying Bear rushed to me, he stomped on Scorpion’s torso with his left foot and stomped on its tail with his right foot.
[Swaying Bear!] Yuna
I immediately returned to my sanity; I cut the scorpion’s tail with a mithril knife I took out from my Bear Puppet and stabbed into the torso.
The Scorpion stops moving.
I got a cold sweat.
As expected, I’m sweating badly.
Looking at Touya, he fell and plunged his face into the sand.
[Um, Toya. Are you okay?] Yuna
[I’m okay. Really, I’m fine.] Toya
I was worried, you know?
Toya got up with sand on his face.
[Um… Thank you.] Yuna
If Toya didn’t call out for me, I might have been attacked by a scorpion.
But Swaying Bear’s face is saying, <That’s not true. I was the one who protected you.> That’s quite the expression you have there.
[Swaying Bear too, thank you.] Yuna
I pet the head of Swaying Bear who protected me.
If I only pet Swaying Hear, Hugging Bear will get jealous, so I will also have to pet Hugging Bear.
[Hugging Bear, thank you for protecting Karina as well.] Yuna
[Yuna-chan, are you okay?] Mel
Mel-san rushes in.
[I’m alright. Because Toya called out to me.] Yuna
[But Toya, you noticed it well.] Jade
[Ah, when I was watching Jō-chan, I felt like I heard a sound above. And when I looked up, it was about to fall. I wasn’t envious of jō-chan’s Mithril Knife so I wasn’t looking at it.] Toya
And that’s his whole answer, right?
But it’s true that he helped.
[By the way, I was faster than that Bear.] Toya
When Toya says a little happily, Swaying Bear whimpers with regret.
That’s really childish, though.
The feeling of gratitude I had before, simply disappeared.
If he did not make such comment, his recognition would’ve risen.
[Well then Yuna-chan. That knife…] Mel
Toya may not be concerned about it, but Senia-san seems to be interested in my Mithril knife.
[I saw Senia-san fighting with a knife before and your knife is also made of Mithril.] Yuna
When I say that, Senia-san blushes a little and she looks happy.
Senia-san’s twin-knife style. (TN: Raw said nitōryū, but she is a knife user.)
It looks good.
In fact, I was supposed to make a knife only for Fina’s dismantling job. But I unexpectedly got a lot of Mithril, so I made another knife as a weapon.
[Can I have look at it?] Senia
I gave my Mithril Knife to Senia-san.
Senia-san looks carefully at everything from the blade to the handle.
[Very beautiful. And a good knife as well.] Senia
[It was made by a dwarf named Gazal-san, back in the Royal Capital. If you like it, I’ll ask him to make one for Senia-san too.] Yuna
When I give Gazal-san’s name, she examines the Mithril knife as if she’s looking for something.
[……There it is.] Senia
[What was there?] Yuna
Senia-san points to the part of the knife near the handle with a small finger.
Something is carved there.
[The weapon that the blacksmith Gazal-san made seriously, has a name on it. Its very famous because Gazal-san rarely carves his name onto his works. I’m envious.] Senia
Is that so. Gazal-san, I didn’t know that because he didn’t say a word about it. He could have told me.
[And there’s even a Bear Crest.] Senia
[Gazal-san must have carved it because he had free time.] Yuna
I told her that he carved it because he had free time, because I didn’t go there for a long time to get it.
[Damn it, I’ll have him make me Mithril Sword in the Royal Capital when I’m done with this request.] Toya
Toya, that remark is a death flag.
Anyway, we have defeated the Scorpions so we continued.
Karina says it’s near.
With this, the 100 knives should never be mentioned again. w
Next time, they found the crystal plate!
The search for the crystal plate is about to end, because it is can’t be helped even if I write it sloppily.
With this, the second anniversary is secured.
314 episodes (how far did you go?)
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Unique 11.37 million (If this was an amusement park, it would be great.)
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Overall rating 94,851 (100,000 likely next year.)
A note in commemoration.
As a second anniversary,
As a new novel in [Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear’s SS Short Story], I’ve booked three episodes.
● The story of the gatekeeper who encountered the Bear.
● The story of Gentz who encountered a Bear.
● The story of an orphanage girl who encountered a Bear.
There will be three.
If you like it, please read it.
All 3 are posted at 0 o’clock on the 13th. I’m sorry if I wasn’t able to post.