She already had enough points, and so I had asked for her help .
“I…as you know, am not very good at cooking…”
She seemed worried, but it was no problem .
What I was going to ask Marsha was not cooking, but a new type of magic experiment .
I thought that her talent for magic was genuine, and so I wanted to use this opportunity to perform an experiment that I had thought of .
Besides, if I needed any help, there was also an instructor who was healing from an injury that I could ask .
“Alright, I’ll be back once at midday . ”
“Leave the firewood to me!”
“See you later!”
So saying, the three of them set out .
Now, it was time to start preparing the food .
As I had caught the monster alive, the meat would be very fresh .
I asked the combat supervisor, who had recovered from an injury, to remove the blood and process the meat .
There was something awe-inspiring about watching it happen .
If I wanted to-well, I could perform it in auto-mode with Ciel’s help, but I didn’t want to draw any attention .
I just want to make it very clear, it had nothing to do with my sore muscle .
You could say that the instructor’s efforts were a huge help .
On the first day, we had done a fish barbecue, but today we would have meat skewers .
I added some wild vegetables that looked highly nutritious along with the meat as I skewered them .
Then I sprinkled some of the prepared salt over them and finished it off with some ground up grass on top .
Now I just had to cook them .
To be honest, it looked quite delicious already .
After all, I had used ‘Appraisal’ to find out the right amount of salt and adjust the flavor with the herbs .
This meant that under the circumstances, it was in the best possible state .
However, I was not finished yet .
The main dish would be the soup I was making now, through boiling the bones .
“How is it?”
I asked Marsha .
“I can’t believe it… How…there is no magic depletion, so how is it possible to control magic with such accuracy for a long period of time!?”
She replied with much excitement .
It seems to have worked . I gloated inwardly .
I actually wanted to test it myself, but that was just not possible . My identity needed to stay hidden, and it wouldn’t make sense for me to teach new types of magic when I wasn’t even a student .
And so .
I had Old William become my assistant .
Well, I asked him to be sort of an instructor .
Last night, I had secretly talk with William, saying that I would have Marsha stay as a helper . That was when William would naturally start to talk to her and eventually instruct her . That was the plan .
And it was going well .
As for the rest…
After I finished preparing the bones to be boiled in the large pot, I started talking to Marsha .
That was the signal to start .
“Marsha, I’m sorry . But could you adjust the flames with magic?”
I asked her in the most natural way .
And since Marsha accepted it as planned, the adjusting of the flames while the bones were boiling became her job .
But it wasn’t the easiest job .
While Marsha had a lot of magical power and was good at controlling mana, you needed to be able to concentrate well in order to do it .
As I watched from the side, William saw his opportunity and approached her .
He called to Marsha, who was having trouble, and gave her some advice while also trying to change the subject .
“Ah, that reminds me, Marsha . I have this magic item passed on to me by a friend…perhaps you will be able to use it . Do you want to give it a try?”
While helping her, he casually referred to this thing as if just remembering it . Then he pulled out what appeared to be seven playing cards from his pocket .
The material that they were made of was pure ‘Demon Steel . ‘
“Master, what is this…”
William explained it to her just as I had explained it to him last night .
He glanced at me several times to make sure he was getting it right, but it seemed like Marsha didn’t notice it .
He was mostly right anyway, and so I gave him the okay signal .
With renewed confidence, William returned to his explanation .
What I had given him last night was a new type of magical device that I had devised .
There were eight media cards that formed the basis .
These represented the eight great attributes of the power of spirits that made this world .
Light and shadow, time, and earth, water, fire, wind, and sky .
What Marsha had received, was seven of those eight .
Time alone could not be used by people, and so I had excluded it .
The light could purify, nurture and regenerate .
The shadow could conceal, was psychological, and could destroy .
The earth had the power to pull, break and condense .
The water could solidify, stop and be released .
The fire burned, accelerated and exploded .
The wind was in waves, had an impact and vibrated .
The sky was space, existence, and information .
Like that, the media cards had primitive words that represented the different natures carved into them .
And so all you needed to do was allow magic to flow into the card and will it, and it would be possible to create that effect .
As the media card itself controlled the magic, the effect would not be interrupted even if the person using them became distracted .
What was important was your imagination when activating the magic .
You did not even need to chant .
Nothing would happen if you will a shadow effect while using the light card . And while you did need to make the right choices and follow the procedures, that was just a matter of becoming familiar .
I decided to call this new form of magic-Anagram Magic .
Currently, it only had the most basic letters carved in, but I intended to eventually make it more complex and layered .
For instance, I could combine earth-type(condense) and fire-type(explosion) and create ‘Gravity Collapse . ‘