Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 411
Bear-san, Puts In Magical Power
[But if you’re asking me to give you an idea, you’ll have to be honest with them.] Rojina
[You’re asking me to tell them that when the Bear-girl challenged the Gate of Trials, it closed after one challenge? They’ll think I’m crazy if I tell them that.] Guildmaster
Guildmaster and Rojina-san turned around and looked at me who’s walking behind them.
[I agree with you on that. Just once and it lost its magical power right away.] Rojina
[It can’t be helped, no one has ever seen a girl dressed as a bear fight a golem before. After that, she fought several armored knights. In the third battle, she fought a huge monitor lizard. Then afterwards, she fought a copy of herself and broke the magic wall. No one would believe us if we say that the magical power of the Gate of Trials has run out.] Guildmaster
These guys are just saying whatever they want. I don’t like it when people talk about me. But if I were to come out and say that I had overcome a tremendous trial and used up all the magical power of the Gate of Trials, no one who don’t know me would believe me.
I always think that appearance is important.
[And they will also wonder who made the weapon.] Rojina
[Can’t you just say that Rojina-san…… Oh right, you can’t, can you?] Yuna
[It’s well known that Rojina doesn’t make weapons anymore. So it’s impossible to make him the one who created the weapon.] Guildmaster
[So, if you can’t tell the truth, what else can you do but lie?] Yuna
[That’s the problem. How to do it in a way that makes sense to everyone and doesn’t come back to bite me.] Guildmaster
He’s going to run away. Well, it’s not Guildmaster’s fault. Of course, it’s neither Rojina-san nor my fault as well. No one would think that the magic power of the Gate of Trials would run out that quick. The only one to blame is the person who created the magic-draining function in the Gate of Trials.
But how to do it in a way that everyone can agree on and doesn’t cause a problem to Guildmaster? Is there such a good way to resolve this?
Moreover, there’s not much time to think about it.
[Can we get out once the Gate of Trials closed?] Yuna
[It doesn’t close right away. Although, I don’t know how long we have until it does. Normally, we try to get out as soon as the signal ending the trials started. We don’t want to get locked in after all.] Guildmaster
That’s right. No one is stupid enough to stay when the Gate of Trials is closing. They’ll leave as quickly as they can.
[So, if we say a high-ranked adventurer challenged it, can you announce that it ran out of magic power because of it?] Yuna
[Normally, a high-ranked adventurer wouldn’t use the weapon of an apprentice blacksmith to participate. Besides, if there were such adventurers, they would be the talk of the town. I can’t answer any questions about it.] Guildmaster
I thought about it real hard, but all I got was denial.
Then I thought about pretending that a strong monster had appeared, but it would only attract adventurers to defeat it. Many adventurers will challenge the Gate of Trials. And we can’t explain why the gates won’t open.
[Well, why don’t we just pretend that the cave collapsed? If we say that the cave has collapsed and we can’t get through, nobody can get in. If you want, I can destroy it with my magic.] Yuna with crazy eyes
[Please don’t.] Guildmaster
Guildmaster gave me a really nasty look.
[I’m not really going to destroy it. Just a little bit, just enough to be visible from the entrance.] Yuna with crazy eyes
I don’t know when the Gate of Trials will close completely, but if a few people can see it, the news should spread quickly.
[Besides, if we start repairing the collapsed cave, it will be discovered immediately.] Guildmaster
Right, if the cave is blocked, it needs to be repaired. A fake collapse is easy to spot.
[Tell them <I, the Guildmaster, will fix it alone>.] Yuna
[I don’t see how that’s possible. Besides, if the gates got closed, there’s no reason to open it.] Rojina
[And I’ll be in boiling water until next year.] Guildmaster
Both Guildmaster and Rojina-san denied my idea. Even though people are thinking hard about it.
[What are you going to do then? I’m going back home after this.] Yuna
There’s nothing we can do.
Guildmaster and Rojina-san pondered as they climbed the stairs.
I wonder if these uncles really thinking. Whether it’s Guildmaster or Rojina-san, they don’t seem to be very good at this kind of deception. Or maybe I’m the bad one here?
[Then can’t you just pour magic power into it? This whole trial is powered by magic after all, right? If you want, I can pour my magic into it.] Yuna
It seems that I still have a lot of magic power, so if it’s just an apprentice blacksmith’s trial, I might be able to do it a few times. Well, the Gates of Trials are going close because of my trial, so it won’t be a problem if I just pour my magic power into it.
Guildmaster and Rojina-san looked at each other at my words.
[What? Did I say something weird?] Yuna
[We’ve been gathering magic power in this terrain for a year using the big magic circle. There’s no way a single person pouring magic power into it can help.] Guildmaster
[Well, that’s true. But I have a little confidence in my magic, so I thought I could do a few trials for the apprentice blacksmiths. If I can do it for a few people, I think I can fool them with it……] Yuna
[Surely, you could fool them with having a few trials. Like there wasn’t enough magic this year.] Guildmaster
[Besides, it closed within just a day before.] Rojina
Rojina-san and Guildmaster pondered over my new idea.
[How do you replenish its magic in the first place?] Rojina
[I don’t know. I’ve never done that before.] Guildmaster
He doesn’t know. If you’ve never done it before, of course, you wouldn’t know.
Well, there’s a difference between the people who made the games, the people who managed them, and the people who tested them. As well as the people who published games, the people who sold games, and the people who played games. There may be a difference between them. I don’t even know what kind of game system this is.
But I wonder who made this magic circle. I wonder if I can make a magic circle too. It would be useful if I had the skill to make magic circles, but I can’t remember.
[But really, Missy. Do you have any magic power left? You poured so much magic power into the knife when you broke the walls.] Guildmaster
I try to gather the magic power into my hands.
Yep, I have it. I indeed poured magic power into the knives, but I can’t put it all into the knives. There’s a limit, you know. I can’t put all of my magic power into the knives.
[It’s okay. I still have some left. Besides, this happened because of my trial.] Yuna
[No no, the bad one is the old man there.] Rojina
Guildmaster quickens his pace a little and walks up the stairs. At the same time, it was getting darker and darker. It looks like the magic is really wearing off. I have to hurry.
We walked up the stairs and down the corridor to find a door in front of us. This is the door we came in through. It is also the entrance to the Gate of Trials.
But Guildmaster turned left.
[This way.] Guildmaster
After a short walk, there is a door in the rock wall.
[Rojina, you wait here. In fact, I’m the only one with access to this place. You’re special case this time, Missy.] Guildmaster
[Got it.] Rojina
Rojina-san stood in front of the door, while me and Guildmaster entered the room. It looked like a hole had been dug in a cave and the walls showed the rough rocky surface. The room was about the size of a large room. The ceiling was twice as high as mine.
[Missy, are you sure you’re okay?] Guildmaster
[I think.] Yuna
[In that case, come over here.] Guildmaster
As I was called by Guildmaster to come to the center of the room, I found a magic circle with a magic stone fitted in the center. In addition, there are also various magic stones all over the magic circle, both large and small.
The magic stone in the center was the biggest one, not as big as the Kraken’s magic stone that I defeated, but still, a big one. The magic stone was colorless, unlike the blue-colored Kraken’s magic stone.
Guildmaster crouched and checked the magic stone.
[I knew it. It’s losing its magic power.] Guildmaster
The darker the color of the magic stone, the more magic it has, and the lighter it is, the less magic it has.
In the case of a colorless magic stone, when it has magic power, it becomes a clear and beautiful color. But when the magic power is gone, it becomes like frosted glass. The magic stone in front of me is like frosted glass.
[Then we just need to put magic power into this magic stone, right?] Yuna
[Yeah, but can you do that?] Guildmaster
I placed both of my bear puppets on top of the magic stone. I gathered magic power into the bear puppets in my hands and poured the magic power into the magic stone. Gradually, the cloudiness of the magic stone disappears and the light returned as if it were crystal clear.
In exchange, the magic power was being drained from my body. It took more magic power than I expected.
On top of that, I fought against a lower-ranked version of myself and the wall made up of magical power was thick. So I may have used up more magic power than I thought.
Maybe I should have changed into a white bear. But I couldn’t change my clothes in front of Guildmaster and Rojina-san. Even if I look like this, I’m still a 15-year-old maiden. Even if I made a simple changing room, I wouldn’t want to change my outfit.
So I hope that somehow the current magic power will be enough.
As I pour my magic power into it, the dimly lit room began to lighten up. Could it be that my magic is being used at this very moment?
But the fact that it’s being used means that it’s properly infused with the magical power of the Gate of Trials.
I continue pouring magic power into it. I’m putting a lot of magic power into it. Is there an end to this?
I’m getting a little, wobbly.
[Missy! You’ve poured enough magic power into it! If you put in any more than this, you’ll collapse!] Guildmaster
Guildmaster raised his voice. I pulled my hand from the magic stone in response to that voice. Then, I took a small deep breath. I may have put a little too much magic power into it.
[You okay, Missy?] Guildmaster
[I’m fine. It just took a little bit more magic power than I expected.] Yuna
The magic stone has lost its dull glow like frosted glass and has become clear and colorless. I don’t know to what extent this has been replenished, but it seems to be enough.
[But we’re saved. Now the trials should hold for a bit. You’re so amazing, Missy. I never thought it would recover this much magical power.] Guildmaster
[That’s good to know.] Yuna
Thanks to Bear-girl, the Gate of Trials was successfully held.
On the first day, apprentice blacksmiths and low-ranked adventurers come to test their skills. I’m glad we were able to resume our work safely. In some cases, the trials may be used for them to become a full-fledged blacksmith.
And I accompany them, following along, and watching their trials. The more I watched, the more I had to think about it. Each time, a bear would appear in the content of the trials.
It was supposed to be a Wolf, but instead, it was a Bear about the size of a Wolf, then a larger Bear when it was supposed to be a Tiger Wolf. There’s even an image of a Bear on the wall for some reason. I can only assume that this is due to the magical influence of that Bear-girl.
The adventurers who took the trials and the blacksmiths who watched over them may think it’s a little strange, but they accepted it as such. Fortunately, the contents of the trials within the Gate of Trials are not to be divulged, so the fact that the trials turned out to be full of bears did not spread.
I vowed to keep it in the back of my mind.
But why is it so heartbreaking to see the Bears being attacked?
I can only pray that there will be no bears next year.
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