Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 119
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Are you okay? You seem awfully freaked out…”
“Uh… yeah. I am fine. That is truly a surprise.”
Izumi voiced her concern for Pumpkin after noticing his agitated response, to which he cautiously answered without disclosing the cause of his anxiety.
“That’s fine then. In any case, we have to find out where the weapon is first.”
“I know that. For now, you are going to search for the information at the Institute, right?”
“Yeah. I am supposed to be a student in the history department, so I will use that to my advantage.”
“Then, contact me via Majik once you learn something. I’m sure I’ll have more freedom of movement because of my position.”
“I get it. Thanks for your cooperation from now on, Pumpkin.”
“Same to you, Izumi.”
Izumi and Pumpkin shook hands as if to prove that a partnership had been formed, and departed the place. On the following day, Pumpkin bade farewell to Uriko and Majik, before leaving Kruika and thanked Marquis Madosa.
Cooperation with Izumi had been established, which was wonderful, but he still had to outmaneuver the weapon and destroy it.
Otherwise, the weapon may be directed at him after being recovered, although he felt bad for Izumi who cooperated with him.
[Scanning over standard space-time. No reaction from hostile entities. Remnants of hostile presence detected. Transition to special spacetime is confirmed.]
It was searching for enemies in this world.
[Examine the possibility of shifting to the corresponding space-time with the current equipment… is impossible. Suggestion to reinforce the equipment. Approved. A plan for enhancement is presented…]
It was elevating its own power in a land where nobody could find it.
[Comparing the current equipment with the strength of the hostile presence. The current win rate is…]
The only thing it was voraciously striving to accomplish was the purpose for which it had been created.
[Plan is in place. Execution is on.]
And then it began to move.
“Excuse me. Ebrill nee-sama. Things have been so hard to finish.”
“Hey, Elesie. The delay is fine. I was the one who made the request after all.”
Here, in the corner of the Multidimensional Trading Company Complex, stood the café “Moon over the Sea.”
A lady known as “God Devourer” and a woman also known as the “Empress of Electronic”… Elesie were meeting at the café, which was accessible to Gods visiting the Multidimensional Trading Company Complex from various worlds.
“So, forgive me for calling so quickly, but what is this business of yours that you’ve taken the trouble to call me up here? Ebrill nee-sama.”
“I was hoping you could help me predict the behavior of a certain AI.”
Elesie received a piece of paper from the woman.
The details of a specific weapon’s specs and its “present” state were disclosed in the paper, well above the degree of knowledge that would be available to regular people.
“I think it would be both faster and more accurate if you predict it yourself, Ebrill nee-sama… Is that impossible? With my estimation, the chances of being right are about 80% at best.”
After receiving the paper, Elesie immediately began to calculate in her mind, while questioning the woman because she knew exactly the difference between her and the woman’s specs.
“That’s true, I guess. But that’s no fun. Only a hazy outline makes this type of story fascinating. Besides, I made a lot of equipment, medicine, and tools for you last time.”
“That is right, but… is that what this is about?”
“That’s the way it is.”
Elesie carried on the calculation in her head and wrote the answer on a separate piece of paper, feeling inside that Mol nee-sama’s stomach was going to suffer all over again.
“Thank you for waiting.”
“Oh, here it comes.”
Elesie raised a question mark on her head as the woman, who had light blue hair and purple eyes, arrived while pulling something resembling a cart.
“Oh, Elesie, just keep doing your calculations, I just got a little hungry.”
“Is… that so?”
“Which way should I put it?”
“Right about here, please.”
Elesie proceeded with her calculating genuinely after the woman made her remark, and the waitress next to her served the meals.
“A Leo Lettuce Salad. A steak of Minotaur. The rice (galaxy serving). A soup of Miopanshen. A whole roasted Saffremnir. A crab stewed in its original form. An Esperanza pasta. A rice cake of Daedalus. A Nyaa sashimi…”
“How much did you order!”
“About 50 dishes?”
Each dish was plainly greater in volume than the woman, and they were arranged on the table one after the other. Even though it was unclear which Gods of the various worlds were engaged in this spectacle, everyone in the restaurant was fixated on the woman as the restaurant’s inner area was being expanded with spatial magic.
“…An Amrita. A Soma. A Babel Parfait. The 56 dishes are as follows. The voucher will be left here.”
“Thanks. This is what I have come to enjoy. Well, I’m going to eat, so please write it down while I eat.”
Finally, after the exquisite, enormous parfait was set down on the table and Elesie noticed that the top of the table was covered with both organic and inorganic chaos, a thought crossed Elesie’s mind…
Just the sight of it is giving me heartburn…
It was a remarkably honest impression.
After eating all the dishes in about an hour, the woman received a piece of paper from Elesie predicting the AI’s behavior and left the Multidimensional Trading Company Complex.
The conversation between God Devourer and Elesie (Goddess of Electronic is one of the major characters in the second series that took down another Licorice) is probably related to the second series that is based on VRMMO settings
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