The King was Amazed
He appears to be of a reasonable age, but he is full of strength.
I had such an impression when I saw King Dino.
Incidentally, Marquis Aperta, the Prime Minister, who was standing behind him, was thin and looked mean.
For some reason, he kept smiling at me, which scared me.
And one more person.
He is a beautiful boy who looks like he might be an elf.
The boy, who looks around curiously, is clearly of Dino descent.
His name is Pista En Zola Berlinetta.
Damn, he would look good on a white horse.
With this thought in mind, I quickly walked with the king, who asked me to show him around the village.
The first thing we see is the Origo Tower, the observation tower at the entrance to the village of Seat.
“It’s pretty high.”
“It’s quite high,” the king replied, “and the high altitude makes it convenient for getting a full view of the village.
The king replied, “I see,” and silently followed us.
The four men accompanying us were Aperta, Pista, a strong-looking man who looked like the captain of the guard of honor, and Panamera.
Espada was not physically strong enough to climb the tower, so I had him stand by.
After climbing up the tower, we arrived at the observatory, where we could see a wide view of the area.
It was a clear day with almost no clouds.
We could see roads and meadows, forests and a majestic mountain range in the distance.
And then there was the newly built adventurer’s town.
The rest is a beautiful star-shaped wall and a square fortified city in the center.
In the back is the lake where Apkallu lives.
Looking at it again like this, it seems surprisingly viable as a tourist destination.
Hmmm…shall I introduce it to King Dino as a tourist attraction?
“Well, the small village you can see from here is Seat Village, where I initially became a lord.
When I first came here, it was just a wooden fence and a few battered houses, but now it has a reasonable defense.
The walls, gates, and moat are the key to our defense, and the ballista we set up on top of the walls is the key to our attack.”
“Ballistas, huh? There are places where they are installed in castles and forts, which are the bases of defense.
But I don’t think they are that useful.”
Aperta, who is as exhausted as I am, agrees with King Dino.
“Yes, it is.
The ballista is designed to attack an opponent of a certain distance and size, and the time it takes to prepare for the next shot after firing is negligibly slow.
It is not something that is easy to handle.”
Despite their negative opinions, King Dino and Aperta looked at us as if they were watching something interesting.
What are you expecting?
“…So, let’s give it a try.”
With that preface, I look down at the ramparts.
“Bora-san! Take a shot at the forest!”
I instructed, and Bora, who was on top of the castle wall, responded by raising his fist in the air.
Then, Bora fires two arrows in quick succession toward the forest.
The arrows rang out with a firing sound that could be heard up here and a sound that cut through the wind, and the arrows again cut down the trees in the forest in a messy manner.
Several large trees fall, and the earth echoes.
To say the least, it was a very subdued scene.
It would have been more appealing if an armored lizard or something had come along, but that was not going to happen.
I thought so, but surprisingly, the gallery was excited.
“…Indeed, it’s phenomenal power and distance.
And I didn’t expect you to shoot two shots in a row.”
“This is interesting.
It’s astonishing that you can make that many attacks without relying on a first-rate bowman or magician, sir.”
The two of them get excited.
Incidentally, Pista is also very pleased with the view of the city walls and the ballista.
Okay, we have a good grasp of the situation.
“So, what else do we have?”
I asked him.
That’s about the defense of the village.
There is nothing else.
When I was puzzled, Aperta coughed lightly and pointed to the ground.
“For example, from our point of view, that star-shaped wall is strange, isn’t it?”
“Ah, the star-shaped citadel.
That one was conceived to make the most of the ballista.
The six triangular walls protruding outward are wide and cover the left and right sides to increase the defense.
If you ignore the triangular sections and try to attack the thin walled areas, you will be targeted intensively from a total of three directions.
In other words, you will not be able to reach the real castle wall unless you first attack that triangular area.”
When I answered that, King Dino and Aperta looked at each other, then looked at the castle wall section from above again.
It’s frightening to see those arrows coming down from three directions.”
“The triangular castle wall would also be more difficult to destroy than a single side of a normal castle wall.
Also, even if you are out of the shadow of the triangle, arrows will come flying at you from other directions.”
“Mm…this is certainly a useful shape.
No, isn’t it a perfect defense for now, except from the sky?”
I cross my arms and growl at the two of them as they exchange such thoughts.
“The sky, huh? Meanwhile, we’ve made a few prototypes, but we won’t know until we actually use them.
Eventually, I’d like to show off my anti-aircraft weapons.”
When he answered appropriately, they both wrinkled their brows together.
“…You sounded as if Baron Van were making them.”
“It sounded that way, didn’t it?”
I nodded honestly at the words that were quizzically muttered to me.
“That’s what I said, sir.”
When I affirmed, Aperta snickered and King Dino coughed with a grim look on his face.
“I told you.
I will not tolerate lies, falsehoods.”
“I swear, I have not lied.”
I answered him because he asked me to tell him everything honestly.
Van is angry.
I was so angry that they both looked back at Panamera as if they were in trouble.
Then Panamera nodded deeply.
“I understand your doubt, but please listen to us first.
You’ll be more surprised.”
Panamera’s unintelligible follow-up makes not only the two of us nod our heads, but also mine.
I had already shown them the walls and the barista, so there was nothing to surprise them.
With that in mind, we all climbed down from the tower and headed for the village.
“Who designed the walls? They were of a very particular construction and shape…”
“Well, how about this cityscape? It was a city development of a scale that would have taken several years to complete, but how did you accomplish it?
“I did my best to build it.
I had the villagers and Viscount Panamera’s men help me gather the materials.”
With each answer, King Dino and Aperta’s faces cloud over, and Pista becomes very excited.
This does not seem to be believed.
I had no choice but to have the wood block brought to the front of the Seat, Village.
“What is this material?”
“I don’t think it’s a new material for the dungeon…”
While the two of them were puzzled, I settled on an image.
That mechanical bow that can fire ten shots in a row.
The objective is a weapon with even greater offensive power, but for now, this is the most powerful weapon.
The only problem that remains is the reduced durability caused by the larger size of the bow.
The arrows are heavier, and the load on the body is incomparable because the firing speed has been increased.
To solve this problem, the design was changed.
The strings, which used to stop when they hit the main body, and the mechanism for loading the next arrow were made as shockproof as possible inside the body, and the thickness of each part was increased.
However, it is impossible to know which parts will be loaded without actually moving them.
Furthermore, we do not know how the reinforced parts will affect the surrounding parts.
Making things is a process of trial and error.
You just have to try and think about it.
With such a light heart, I made a ten-shot ballista.
By the way, I have not loaded any arrows yet.
“Yeah, I guess that’s about right.”
I muttered and turned around.
Then I saw Till and the others smiling bitterly, while King Dino and the others were dumbfounded.
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