The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma – Chapter 10

Xant: This is by ARK, not Shin. He decided to translate some chapters here and there for us. These were done around the time we posted 4, so it was quite the leap. Thanks, ARK.

Author’s Note: I’m just writing this as I go, since I haven’t planned anything out, so there might be inconsistencies here and there


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Chapter 10 – Bear-san Practices Magic


I woke up early in the morning to eat breakfast and headed towards the town exit. This is for the sake of practicing magic that I couldn’t use inside the inn yesterday.

「Oh, it’s the little lady wearing the weird outfit from the other day. Are you planning on going out?」

The gatekeeper noticed me and decided to approach me.
If I remember correctly, he’s the same person that helped me a few days ago when I came to town.

「Yep, here’s my guild card.」

I showed my guild card and held it up to the crystal.
In order to detect criminals, it seems like it’s necessary to verify your guild card when leaving town.
For example, if someone committed a crime in town, the guild can register them as a criminal and they will be caught at the gates.

「Looks like you became an adventurer. Hey, what’s with this ‘Bear’ occupation?」

He looked at my card as he asked.

「Just ignore that.」

「Well, it’s not like it’s wrong.」

He patted my head as he said that.

「Ooh, this bear feels pretty nice.」

「Hey, stop that.」

I brushed his hand away.

「Ooh, sorry, sorry. It’s dangerous out of town, so be careful.」

「I’m just going to practice some magic outside.」

「I see. Well, as long as you don’t approach the forest, you shouldn’t encounter any monsters. There’s the occasional stray monster though, so take care.」

I retrieved my guild card and headed out of town.

I made sure there were no signs of life around me after walking a bit.

First, I tried using the body enhancement magic that was described in the book.

It wasn’t that difficult.

Looks like all I had to do was distribute my magical power throughout my body.

This was a skill used by warriors and swordsmen back when it was a game.

The duration of the effect was short but since it raised your strength, it was popular in fights.

I tried it out by distributing my magical power throughout my body.

I started to run in order to test it out.
Ooh, fast.
I tried jumping.

「Wahhhhhhhhh!」

I casually lept 10 meters and the landing didn’t hurt.

It was probably an effect of the body enhancement.

I tried various things out to make sure of it.

I tried dashing, jumping, bear punching and bear kicking, both with body enhancement on and off.
I confirmed my status.

Name: Yuna
Age: 15
Level: 8
Skills: Language from a Different world, Letters from a Different World, Dimensional Box of the Bear, Observing Eyes of the Bear
Magic: Bear Light, Bear’s Body Enhancement

Equips:
Black Bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
White Bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
Black Bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
White Bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
Bear Suit (Non-transferable)
Bear Underwear (Non-transferable)

…Bear’s Body Enhancement?
Bear?

Bear’s Body Enhancement:
Enhances physical power by distributing magical power throughout the bear equipment.

I closed the status window, wordlessly.

I decided to practice the next magic as if I didn’t see that.
Um, around here, I guess.

Ignoring the bear issue, I looked for an area where I could practice attack magic.

I ended up picking somewhere close to the entrance of the forest.

In this world, casting magic requires the following steps:
1) Gather magic power
2) Create a mental image of the magic you want to use
3) Incantation

In the game, it was:
1) Gather magic power
2) Incantation

It was simpler in the game.
After gathering your magic power, all you had to do was cast the spell.
After you gathered your magic, just saying ‘Fire’ was enough to cast the spell.
In this world, it’s necessary to create an image.
But that wasn’t a problem with my experience with games, manga, and novels.

I gathered magic in my hand and envisioned a fireball burning.

「Fireball」

Yep, I easily did it.

A fireball is within the bear’s mouth.

It wasn’t hot and the bear wasn’t burning.

I extended my arm and envisioned the fireball being thrown.

My target is a boulder about 10 meter from me.

The fireball soared out from the bear’s mouth, striking the boulder and destroying it.

As a test, I tried gathering magical power and created a fireball just from the mental image.
I was able to confirm that I could use incantation-less magic.
However, shouting ‘Fireball’ made it easier to envision, and the activation was faster as well.

Incantations were required in game as well, so it looks like it’s easier to cast magic through incantations.

I’ll try using water magic next.

「Waterball」

Just like fireball, a ball of water formed in the bear’s mouth.
I fire the water ball towards another boulder.

The boulder was barely broken after getting hit.

It looked like fire was stronger.

In that case, I’ll try freezing the water then.

I envisioned a sharpened tip and shot it towards the boulder.

An ice spear flew out from the bear’s mouth and destroyed the boulder.

I can’t use fire inside a forest so ice is quite useful.

I’m finished with fire and water, so I guess wind and earth are next.

I wrapped the bear hand in wind and…

「Air Cutter」

…sent out a blade of wind. The boulder was cut perfectly in two.
Next is earth magic.
I wonder if earth magic is defensive-type…

In game, earth magic created a wall to fend off enemy attacks.
I gathered magical power in the bear and extended my hand out towards the ground, envisioning a wall.

「Wall Shield」

The ground surged upwards and created a wall.
I don’t know how strong it is, but I made a wall
That means I have mastery over all four elements; fire, water, wind, and earth.

I checked my status to confirm.

Name: Yuna
Age: 15
Level: 8
Skills: Language from a Different world, Letters from a Different World, Dimensional Box of the Bear, Observing Eyes of the Bear
Magic: Bear Light, Bear’s Body Enhancement, Bear’s Fire Element Magic, Bear’s Water Element Magic, Bear’s Wind Element Magic, Bear’s Earth Element Magic

Equips:
Black Bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
White Bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
Black Bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
White Bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
Bear Suit (Non-transferable)
Bear Underwear (Non-transferable)

As I thought, it’s related to bears.

Bear’s Fire Element Magic:
By collecting magical power in the bear glove, fire magic becomes useable.
Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
Power increases more when envisioning a bear.

Bear’s Water Element Magic:
By collecting magical power in the bear glove, water magic becomes useable.
Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
Power increases more when envisioning a bear.

Bear’s Wind Element Magic:
By collecting magical power in the bear glove, wind magic becomes useable.
Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
Power increases more when envisioning a bear.

Bear’s Earth Element magic:
By collecting magical power in the bear glove, earth magic becomes useable.
Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
Power increases more when envisioning a bear.

In other words, I can’t use magic without the bear equips.
Geez, I get it already.
I’ve already accepted it.
However, there’s one thing that caught my eye.
‘Power increases more when envisioning a bear.’
‘When envisioning a bear,’ it says.

As a test, I tried envisioning the flames in the shape of a bear.
A blazing red bear was created before my eyes

「Umm…」

I tried firing the bear at a large boulder for now.
The boulder melted.
It’s lava.
This is dangerous.
This magic is sealed.

Let’s prepare some water.
It’d be a problem if that started a fire, so I’ll use water to put it out
Normal water couldn’t put it out, so I created a Water Bear and finally managed to put out the lava.
Dangerous, dangerous.

I heard rustling sounds coming from the bushes in the forest while I rested for a bit.
A single wolf appeared.
A partner to help me practice magic came.
Since using fire magic might start a fire in the forest, let’s use ice magic.
I gathered magical power and envisioned thin ice.

「Ice Arrow.」

It impaled the wolf through its head.
The wolf who had its head impaled stopped moving.
As I thought, this bear equipment definitely comes with aim-assist.

It was just like the rocks from a moment ago, where it’ll definitely hit what you’re aiming at.
It’s useful though, so I have no complaints.
I approached the wolf and placed the corpse into the Bear Box.
I still can’t dismantle the corpse, but I do have the Bear Box.
I’ll go and sell it later

「Wolf, huh…」

I’m a bit worried, so I decided to head deeper into the forest.
It might be good for magic practice as well.
Even in game, wolves were the practice targets for new players.
I used the power of the bear boots and started to run through the forest.
I increased my speed and jump power by putting magical energy into the boots.
Even the shock from landing is removed, thanks to them.
It’s way too convenient, these bear equips!
I ran through the forest and occasionally jumped while looking for wolves.
I looked down as I jumped and saw a pack of wolves.

「I wonder if there are a lot of them.」

I could probably just run if things look impossible.
I landed in the middle of the wolf pack.
At the same time, I created and fired three ice arrows.
Each one impaled the heads of the wolves.
It looked like using three at once was okay.
More wolves rushed out towards me from behind.

「Wall Shield.」

I immediately raised an earth wall that the wolves collided with.
At that moment, I attacked them from the right.

「Bear~punch.」

A wolf was blown away.
I attacked another wolf again.

「And another Bear~punch.」

Another wolf flew.
I’ll use magic again since I was able to make some space.
Bear punch’s power has gone up, without a doubt.

「Wind Cutter.」

A wolf was cut cleanly in half.
Blood showered down in the form of rain.
Yep, this definitely isn’t a good feeling
It half felt like a game, but the fact is that it was reality.
Let’s not use wind cutter.
Ice should be good enough to kill them.
I’ll probably need to get used to this feeling eventually.
I leapt upwards.
I created as many ice arrows as I could envision and dozens of arrows were formed.
I aimed at the wolves howling on the ground and fired them towards the pack.
As I expected, they aren’t able to land direct headshots, but they still pierced through the wolf’s body.
Dozens of wolves were defeated in an instant.
I landed on the ground and Bear punch a wolf that was nearby.
I repeated the physical and magical attacks over and over…

The ground was littered with countless amounts of wolf corpses when the battle finished.
I placed them one by one into my Bear box.
It’d be nice if the corpses disappeared and leave behind items like in game.
I don’t have any hesitation towards defeating monsters.
It’s something I did in game after all.
The problem are the blood soaked corpses that remained after defeating them.
This is the only difference from the game.
In total, there were about 40 corpses.
Due to mental exhaustion, I decided to end today’s magic practice here and return to town.

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39 thoughts on “The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma – Chapter 10

  1. Meatbun’s Body Enhancement:
    Enhances physical power by distributing magical power throughout the Bun section.

    Meatbun’s Fire Element Magic:
    By collecting magical power in meatbun’s mouth, fire magic becomes useable.
    Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
    Power increases more when envisioning a Meatbun.

    Meatbun’s Water Element Magic:
    By collecting magical power in meatbun’s mouth, water magic becomes useable.
    Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
    Power increases more when envisioning a Meatbun.

    Meatbun’s Meat Element Magic:
    By collecting magical power in meatbun’s mouth, Meat magic becomes useable.
    Spell power varies depending on magical power and mental image.
    Power increases more when envisioning a Meatbun.

    Thank you for the useful Magic learning guide :)

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  2. So what other benefits does she get as a bear?
    A power up from honey?
    The inclination to go fish and eat them raw?
    The ability to ignore bee stings because of her thick hide?
    A load roar that terrifies animals/people? (read: ‘a cute roar that terrifies’)
    Does she fight better when she’s imagining herself fighting as a bear?

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  3. deadlybell

    i wonder if she imagines her punch as a bear will it get stronger too, or if she imagines/fully accepts that the world wants her to be a cute bear in this world will she become physically stronger :o

    I wonder if bear fireball would be able to harm a dragon~

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    1. deadlybell

      i also wonder what the defence rating on that bear suit is…. know the current op ness i bet its like black knights armor or something similar in level LOL

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    2. (bear fireball would be able to harm a dragon) dragons normally use fire to attk so it would actually do less than normal damage to them (i said normally because there are ice and wind and earth dragons but the common dragon is a fire dragon after all)

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    1. jetzer0

      i know right is like everyone overlooks the fact that these MC keep massacring animals(they even call them monsters when they aren’t) that aren’t something like magical summons(or manifestations of magic energy given form) and their numbers don’t just re-spawn like in games
      ^
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      i totally can see that situation

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  4. Wind cutter even more OP then the rest.. I’ll hold off on using it or as we find out later in the chapter is it because she didn’t like seeing the bloody split corpses ? : p

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