Chapter 221: Release Time

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I’m not sure what to refer to as what anymore. I forgot…

Anyways, release is the thing where you unlock abilities if you use a weapon long enough.

By the way, the Japanese Four Spirits (Shirei) are Reiki (Spirit Turtle), Kirin (Quilin), Houou (Feng Huang), and Ouryu (Ying Long).

You can find them with google-sensei under the Four Benevolent Spirits, which is their Chinese equivalent

The Four Evils are Kyoukou (Gong Gong), Kantou (Huan Dou), Kon (Gun), and Sanbyou (I can find his Chinese page, but I can’t read Chinese) For these individuals, once again Google sensei is your friend.

Chapter 221: Release Time

“What was that!?” (Ren & Naofumi)

I unintentionally harmonize with Ren. But that’s to be expected.
That green bird was Male? By his appearance, I can see him as nothing but a little girl.
He’s a Filo Rial King?

“N-now that I think about it, you…

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Chapter 220: Trap

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Chapter 220:  Trap
(TL: The one that warrants Hououin Kyouma going, ‘Daga Otoko’ in the background. Not the Admiral Akbar type.)

Eventually night falls, and I invite Ren and Motoyasu to my house. I want to see how earnestly they’ve been studying.
I used this country’s language to make up a test.
Though I don’t know why the study hating me is acting like a teacher.

… Well the past few days have been pretty much like this.
Though Motoyasu starts today.

“Motoyaasu, if you’re here to play with Filo Rials, then leave!” (Naofumi)

Motoyasu pats his Filo Rial followers as he looks over the questions.

“You can’t! If I don’t have them, how do you expect me to study in this room that stinks of pigs!?” (Motoyasu)
“… *Sigh” (Naofumi)

According to Motoyasu, my entire village stinks of Pigs, and he can’t stand being in it.
The only way…

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Chapter 219: Peerless Activity

I’m trying to increase my speed so the quality may drop slightly, but I’m working on it. Time taken: ~03 : 15 (rounding to 5 mins)
PS. If I take too long to repost a chapter then I’m probably editing it or working on the next chapter (or sleeping cos, you know, time zones).
Peerless Activity
“Now then…” (Naofumi)
Recently I’ve been practicing adding magic to my skills.
I think it will be good if I can use it as easily as breathing.
My weakness is that the magic consumption is huge so it’s hard to regulate.
Even just Air Strike Shield, sending 2 is the limit of my magic consumption.
Also, as far as I know, what changes depending on the skill is that the cooldown increases proportionately.
And it seems that if I add magic to the Portal Shield, the number of people I can transport increase. With the 6-person limit according to Motoyasu, I was able to transport 7 people because I unintentionally added magic. That was probably it.
I can’t control the part that I’m aware of though.
I can’t do it no matter what, huh…..
One way or another, the magic consumption is extreme. The natural recovery I have is troublesome.
Using Mana Potions are a waste so I have to save them. I use magic also when compounding.
But it’s good if I can use magic when making good things…. and as the Old Man said, it seems that listening to the ingredients is important too.
When I think about it, there’s no end.
Lately I’ve also been doing self-study when Rato isn’t teaching me Alchemy.
A part of my shield has an Elementary Alchemy Skill so I started to learn.
Letting the shield make it is fine but I know it’ll turn out better if I can make it myself.
“Naofumi-sama.” (Atla)
“What is it?” (Naofumi)
“I feel like your accuracy has improved, but there are still tears?” (Atla)
Atla thrust at the weak points of the Air Strike Shield I fired.
For now, it seems that its strength has improved but it often breaks while being prodded.
“There, right.” (Naofumi)
I can’t help feeling like it’s still incomplete somehow.
I think something more basic is insufficient.
However, it reached a stage where the Female Knight’s attacks became ineffective.
I proposed a contest with the Female Knight who had been training.
The Female Knight mastered the Peerless Transformation Sword Style.
Apparently because she could beat Ren, he happily became an opponent every day as well.
As expected, it seems that Ren’s skills are better normally than when he’s been corroded by the Curse Series.
Since long ago, the frequency of being hit by the Female Knight’s attacks was high.
Well, I specialise in enduring. Even when I’m engulfed by anger, receiving the opponent’s attacks is insignificant.
I think if I face being hit like this then it’ll probably collapse.
It’s fine if that’s the case.
I want to test how well the Prison will work in actual combat on the Female Knight.
“A fight with Iwatani-dono, huh, then I’ll be going at it seriously.” (Female Knight)
“To overtake me and bypass my defence, I won’t less you pass that point.” (Naofumi)
“Well then, it’s fine to see if you can take this! Multilayer Crumble Attack!” (Female Knight)
The Female Knight’s special skill that bypassed defence faced me.
The first strike warded off the shield, and the second strike changed direction to my forearm.
The third strike repeatedly intersected, mixing together at high frequencies and when I was about to receive it, I followed the flow of her body and struck.
“Shield Prison!” (Naofumi)
Without overlooking my chance, I materialised the Prison to trap the Female Knight as she focused her consciousness on her attack.
“Ku….But―” (Female Knight)
The imprisoned Female Knight attacked with a bang.
However…the cage gave no sign of breaking.
I think the sound reverberated for around three minutes but before long, it became silent.
And then….Five minutes later.
“What’s with my efforts? The style I finally learnt was also destroyed…..” (Female Knight)
She muttered complaints.
“What are you so down about?” (Naofumi)
When I called out to her, she suddenly came to her senses and glared at me with determined eyes.
“Pft! You may have beat me this time but I won’t let you next time so prepare yourself. I’ve received full mastery but I’ve only used the basics.” (Female Knight)
“Is that so.” (Naofumi)
It seems the Female Knight doesn’t have the ability to strike the weak points like Alta can.
So next is Rishia.
“Rishia.” (Naofumi)
“W-what is it?” (Rishia)
I call Rishia, who been making progress with her mood change lately, to test it out. [T/N: So no more Fue?]
This guy, she’s levelled up and has gotten considerably strong.
“I’m going to trap you in the Shield Prison for a bit so can you try to break out?” (Naofumi)
“Right….I understand.” (Rishia)
Rishia takes out and readies her sword, and I imprison her like the Female Knight.
“Ei!” (Rishia)
It took her around three hits. Her’s was a relatively quick destruction.
As expected, Rishia is stronger than the Female Knight.
Was it only….the status difference?
I don’t understand the disparity of the Peerless Transformation Style.
“Speaking of which, what kind of School is the Peerless Transformation Style? I can’t tell from just the legends so please teach me.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, Yes…. Is what I heard from Master okay?” (Rishia)
“Yeah, I just heard from the Old Hag about how it’s a famous School that rivals the heroes so it’s fine.” (Naofumi_
I heard that there was a legend that matched the Four Saint Heroes and the Seven Star Heroes but I don’t know the actual circumstances so I’d like to hear.
“Lets see….In Master’s story, it seems the origin was an adventurer wanted to overcome danger without relying on the heroes so he founded the School.” (Rishia)
Without relying on the heroes, I see…. well in this world, whenever something happens then they summon heroes or rely on the Seven Star Heroes, or at least that’s the image i get.
So it’s a School made from searching for a method to become stronger without relying on those heroes.
Thinking about it normally, to leave the world to the Four Saint Heroes and the Seven Star Heroes, only 11 people, is an act of sheer madness.
Despite the difference between being able and being unable to do something, having people who will think of a solution by themselves is more natural.
In addition, to leave your own fate in outsiders summoned from a different world or something….
No, they probably had no choice but to leave it to them ability-wise, but there were people who couldn’t consent because of that.
“To be able to handle the elements is the foundation, skills come after that.” (Rishia)
“I see…” (Naofumi)
“I was able to handle the elements and so I ended my absence-of-leave. The other techniques was one part but they were the application of the original School.” (Female Knight)
“Didn’t Master also praise you for achieving mastery?.” (Rishia)
“Yes, but…. Teacher has yet to teach me about the inner workings, isn’t Raphtalia working on those hidden purposes now? Rishia, I also saw her teaching you things that I don’t know.” (Female Knight)
“Th-that’s right, isn’t it.” (Rishia)
“Isn’t it obvious that the continuation time of Peerless Activity differs too much?” (Female Knight)
“Peerless Activity?” (Naofumi)
“Ah, I only use it during the instant when attacking Iwatani-dono or avoiding. So to speak, it’s similar to handling protection magic. Rishia excels at maintaining that activity for a long time. If I try to imitate her, I can probably only hold it for a minute.” (Female Knight)
“Hmmm….” (Naofumi)
A technique that the Female Knight can only use for an instant, Rishia can invoke that for a long time?
It’s that. The so-called ‘Overdrive’ skill or attack in games.
Giving a massive Power Up for a certain time but it’s consumption is extreme or something, so Rishia has that kind of attack.
Or rather, was Rishia able to maintain it for a long time because her disposition was good?
The Female Knight who used it economically and the Rishia who could use it for a long duration.
It seems the Female Knight had a weaker effect as well.
Actually, I already succeeded in making the Female Knight’s special attack become powerless and unable to break open the Prison.
That Ren will probably be surprised. If he knew that I neutralised the Female Knight who was stronger than him.
I’m not going to tell him though.
Either way, the Female Knight can use it so I can probably use it as well.
Hypothetically, even if I can’t use it, I should be able to apply it as long as I understand the principle.
The problem is that I didn’t realise that that technique was being used until now.
I thought it was natural to have the magic swell up only during the instant of attack.
Actually, in all the battles I’ve seen, the attackers use magic instantaneously.
In that case, was magic a separate component to that?
Lately, there are times where I feel a discrepancy when I talk to Rishia or the Female Knight, and Atla.
It’s when they start talking about ‘the elements’.
I don’t really understand but, I’ll observe these three more attentively.
“I always worry about if my strength has reached its peak. But I can’t lose to this level! Rishia! Practice with me!” (Female Knight)
“O-okay!” (Rishia)
And so, the Female Knight started training with Rishia.
“Atla, did you understand what she meant?” (Naofumi)
“Um…If I’m not mistaken, Eclaire builds up essence inside during the instant she attacks or avoids. I think she was talking about that. Shall I imitate it?” (Atla)
“Please.” (Naofumi)
“Then I’ll be starting.” (Atla)
After Atla built up her strength, she jumped towards me.
Fast! Her speed is several times more than her usual speed.
“This is… I’m sure the body and spirit doesn’t possess this.” (Atla)
And then she faced me and fired a hit.
Gu…. I didn’t dodge Atla’s attack that disregarded defence and was injured.
There was a slight struggle in my body.
I see, this is really brutal indeed.
Or rather, Atla really is a genius to be able to copy this simply from watching.
Already, she can’t be stopped by the Female Knight.
And so we trained with this kind of feeling.

Chapter 218: Loyal Loincloth Dog

Chapter 218 by Darkstrolm
Originally Uploaded: http://www.pastebin.com/S1HHhSpS
Edited by Kookie
If Yoraikun is going on break, does that mean that Kookie should be doing more TLs? If so, how do I know when the break starts…..
Loyal Loincloth Dog [T/N: Naofumi’s nickname for Kiel]
As a change of pace for the day, I felt like making a suitable dessert with the wheat flour (which may be different in reality) I received from the town.
I’m making a dessert because I was able to have refined honey produced by a variation of the Bioplant that I made by researching with Rato.
I also make samples for taste testing.
“Nii-chan! What are you making?” (Kiel)
“Be quiet and watch. Ah, the fire…. it’s best to have it as weak as possible.” (Naofumi)
I heated the iron plate and made the dough by mixing the wheat flour with monster milk.
I also whip some milk and let the fat float to the top to make some cream. I put some honey in the cream to add sweetness.
In addition, I also prepare some fruits.
While I am cooking, the slaves, monsters and Filo Rials gather, enticed by the smell.
……Do I have enough?
For the time being, I also have the rest of the cooking slaves make some more using the same materials.
“Anyway, don’t you guys have things to be doing?” (Naofumi)
“It’s natural, Nii-chan!” (Kiel)
“Is cooking Naofumi’s hobby?” (Ren)
Ren asked, having finished his training with the Female Knight.
If I’m not mistaken, aren’t there language studies waiting for you next?
I wanted to know how determined this guy was so I gave him the order to study.
For the time being, he obediently follows it.
I thought he would be the type to disliked it being told to study by people, but he seems to be taking it seriously.
I’ve made him a table of letters and he’s transcribing it earnestly.
If he had asked for ‘a means to quickly become stronger instead of this kind of thing’ or something, then I would know there was no remorse.
“It’s not particularly a hobby. I just learned it before I noticed.” (Naofumi)
“So it’s just like you got used to it. The smell is good too.” (Ren)
“That aside, would you like to learn?” (Naofumi)
“If Naoufumi wishes it……” (Ren)
“…..Just kidding. If you would like to eat, then wait a bit.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, I’m looking forward to it because the meals Naofumi makes are delicious.” (Ren)
Are you trying to get on my good side?
Even though you’re the type to just think about yourself…. I’m still not used to it.
“Okay.” (Naofumi)
I made the dough as thin as possible and cooked it on the round iron plate, immediately flipping it over to cook the other side.
I move that base to a different table, spread some fruits and cover it in the cream, and then finally wrap it into a cup shape.
“It’s finished.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, you were making a crepe after all.” (Ren)
“Well, I know how to make them because I used to part-time at the Food Corner.” (Naofumi)
“Part-time…… what a nostalgic word.” (Ren)
“Ren didn’t work part-time?” (Naofumi)
“I didn’t. Even though I would have liked to.” (Ren)
Ah, Ren is a high-school student, and there are many students who are not allowed to have a part-time job due to their schools or parents.
In fact, my younger brother goes to a school where part-time jobs are prohibited.
Me? As a high-school student, I had a part-time job because I wanted the money.
You can guess what I used the money for.
That being said, I pass sample No. 1 to Ren.
Did I reproduce it well? The one who could give the best appraisal is probably Ren.
“Mu…… it’s as delicious as I expected. The taste is a little different than I remember but it’s nothing to worry about.” (Ren)
“So. It was delicious after all?” (Kiel)
Kiel asks with her eyes sparkling.
“Look, this is one of the foods from my world. It’s called a crepe.” (Naofumi)
I made a second one and pass it to Kiel.
“Crepe…… it’s a food I’ve never heard of. Food from Nii-chan’s world.” (Kiel)
Kiel smells and looks at the crepe intensely.
Right now, she is in her human form. But recently she’s been a dog more.
According to her, transforming consumes magic but her senses are sharper and her body becomes lighter so it’s comfortable.
With a *chomp*, Kiel ate a mouthful from the crepe.
“It tastes like nothing I have eaten before.” (Kiel)
Kiel wags her ears and tail many times while chewing.
“It’s tasty!” (Kiel)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
At Kiel’s words, the slaves, monsters and Filo Rials express their desire to eat as well.
And so I begin baking crepes one after another.
“Tasty! The crepe is deliciouuuuusー!” (Kiel)
Kiel begins to run while saying that.
“Don’t fall downー” (Naofumi)
I think it happened around the same time I said it.
Kiel tripped!
“Hey…. Haven’t I seen that somewhere before? That scene.” (Naofumi)
“What a coincidence. Same here.” (Ren)
Furthermore, the crepe falls to the ground magnificently and is scattered everywhere.
“I think it was an ice-cream that time.” (Naofumi)
“For me it was shaved ice. It was a while ago, but I’ve seen this before.” (Ren)
An event that happens in Japan also exists in the strange world of the VRMMO it seems. (TN: short for Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online)
Kiel…… you’re a person who cannot escape from it.
“Wahhh…… the crepe that Nii-chan made isー aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!” (Kiel)
Kiel cries while staring at the scattered crepe with teary eyes.
If you’re that disappointed then I’ll immediately…. do we have the ingredients?
After I have finished handing them out to the whole village, it’s doubtful that there will be enough.
“……” (Kiel)
Kiel stares at the crepe strewn on the ground very regrettably.
The other demi-human slaves extend their hands to help her stand , but she doesn’t notice it.
Eventually……
Chomp!
She ate it!?
I don’t know what she was thinking, Kiel transformed into a dog and started eating the splattered crepe on the ground.
“Kiel-kun! What are you doing!” (slave)
“You’re going to get a stomach-ache!” (slave)
“Let me go! It’s something Nii-chan made with great care. I’m not going to let it go to waste.” (Kiel)
“That’s no good! Didn’t Onii-chan say not to eat stuff that has fallen on the ground.” (slave)
“Even so, I’m going to eat it! Out of my way! I can’t reach the crepe! Uwa~aaaahhhhhhhh!” (Kiel)
This Kiel, even while being restrained her eyes dart wildly around, and one of her hand stretches out to the splattered crepe.
Ah…… did I put in something addicting?
I need to report the failure of this honey to Rat.
“Settle down! Hey, I’ll give you my share!” (Ren)
“You will!?” (Kiel)
“Yes.” (Ren)
The situation was barely contained by Ren shouting about giving Kiel his crepe.
Ren must find it hard to understand why Kiel is so upset, but he’s considerably adapted to the village.
Well, you’ll get used to the village after you have lived here for a while.
Not long after that, Ren returns with a slightly troubled expression.
“To be this emotional……” (Ren)
“No. The honey might have some narcotic components in it.” (Naofumi)
“I think it’s different. So please don’t stop what you’re doing. Everyone is looking with expectant eyes, so please continue making them.” (Ren)
Ren might be feeling pressured by the slaves.
I suspect there might be narcotics, but it’s not confirmed so it’s fine.
During our talk, Motoyasu comes over while being surrounded by Filo Rials.
“Father in Law. You are doing something that’s making me envious!” (Motoyasu)
Motoyasu says after seeing the Filo Rials receiving the crepes and eating them with great pleasure.
That’s the first thing you say?
I always thought Motoyasu’s remarks were annoying since the time he was being accompanied by Witch.
You’re calling me ‘Father-in-Law’ as usual and yet what is it that you envy?
Say something more appropriate…… I wanted to preach.
Well, even though dealing with Motoyasu is troublesome, I know how to handle him well.
“Father in Law!?” (Ren)
Rens asks in a shaky voice while pointing at Motoyasu.
“We didn’t have the chance to speak, but what on earth happened!?” (Ren)
“Ahー…… I forgot to explain. Ren, Motoyasu was betrayed by Witch and has now been broken.” (Naofumi)
“Is that so?” (Ren)
“Father in Law, it’s impolite to say “broken”. I was only just awakened by true love. Ren-kun must not make the same mistake either.” (Motoyasu)
“Ren……kun!?” (Ren)
Ren who is trembling with goose bumps seeks help from me.
What a relief.
Looks like it’s not only me who is being called with a strange name.
Because it can’t get more sickening than Motoyasu attaching ‘-kun’ to Ren’s name.
“What’s this about “true love”!?” (Ren)
“Ahー…… to make it easy for you to understand, just like Witch whispered to you when you were down…… and our foolish bird gave him words of encouragement afterwards. Rather than an owner, I who is the foster parent is considered to be the father-in-law.” (Naofumi)
“Ha~a…… I’m not sure I understand it well, but he seems happy.” (Ren)
Ren analyzes Motoyasu, who was laughing merrily while touching the Filo Rials.
“And? Motoyasu, are you doing anything? If you don’t have any errands, then play with the Filo Rials.” (Naofumi)
He was so devoted to bringing up Filo Rials, I hadn’t given him any particular instructions.
If you raise that large quantity of Filo Rial Queens, they could probably play an active part against the Waves.
“Okay. I would also like to know if I could buy new Filo Rials.” (Motoyasu)
“You still want more! That’s enough!” (Young Filo Rial)
At my anger, a young Filo Rial appears from somewhere and berates Motoyasu.
This Filo Rial…… It’s the one Firo borrowed from Motoyasu and entrusted to me. He disappeared before I realized and reappears whenever I’m angry or troubled. Though his Level is raised, there are no changes to his appearance. He has a lovely charm because of his really small appetite. (TN: Not sure if this is a male or female Filo Rial)
What is the reason for this?
I mean, was this the Filo Rial counterpart of the Dragon’s core?
This Filo Rial would appear whenever I invite child Gaelion to sleep in the same bed, and they would proceed to intimidate each other.
Well they usually would get along well though.
On the surface they are on good terms, but they have a cold relationship of checking and restraining each other.
“I see…… I will endure it then.” (Motoyasu)
Motoyasu backs down meekly.
Or rather I want you to stop calling me your father in law.
However, it doesn’t seem like he would concede over this and there’s no sign of him quitting.
“And? Isn’t it almost time to continue your studies, Ren?” (Naofumi)
“Ah. That’s right.” (Ren)
“Father in Law!” (Motoyasu)
“……What is it?” (Naofumi)
“I would also like to learn.” (Motoyasu)
“Ah, yes. Then go ahead and study together with Ren and the slaves. When night comes, I will do a review.” (Naofumi)
He can also observe whether Ren is working seriously.
I will not forget. The thing at Cal Mira Island.
I remember how fervently these guy agreed with Itsuki when he mentioned where they learnt the Different World Language Comprehension skill.
You’ll have to show your sincerity.
“Let us go then! By the way, can’t something be done about how this pig smell? My nose is about to fall off.” (Motoyasu)
“I won’t deny that there are many women, but it’s impossible. Your personal odor…. I’ll consider it when you cure your bird odor.” (Naofumi)
“Father in Law, isn’t this a matured fragrance that is both noble and mellow?” (Motoyasu)
“How annoying. Keep your opinions to yourself. If you don’t like it, then leave.” (Naofumi)
This guy, he can immediately tell that Kiel is a girl.
I wonder why that is.
Kiel is certainly a female, but she looks like a bishounen. (TN: beautiful boy)
Speaking of androgynous faces, Ren would be the king. [T/N: Ren has a super androgynous face]
No doubt, Motoyasu being able to talk to Ren is because he can tell.
“Alright then, I will brace my nose and endure it.” (Motoyasu)
“……Hurry up and leave.” (Naofumi)
I finish distributing the crepes and resume studying for the day.

Chapter 217: The Hero of the Shield’s Capture Walkthrough

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It’s like a side story. Some things are better left unknown.

Chapter 217: The Hero of the Shield’s Capture Walkthrough (TL: as in Galge)

Now then, it’s been a few days since Motoyasu has separated from the village and made his own Filo Rial farm (He built a fort with the stable at the center).
The shock from that incident made me unable to approach it for a while.
I was attacked by an army of Firos straight out of my darkest nightmares.

But when I asked him if I could borrow a Filo Rial, Motoyasu obediently lent one.
Using a relatively cheap Prairie Schooner, I restarted my peddling enterprise.
Though not as fast as Firo, his Filo Rials are quite fast, so they’re starting to take over the Caterpilland’s jobs.

The problem is the fuel efficiency.
All of the food in the village’s storehouse has vanished.
The new…

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Chapter 216: Joint Ownership

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Oh god.

Chapter 216: Joint Ownership

“Well, Hero of the Shield, did something happen? Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Last we met, I had the feeling you were avoiding eye contact. Does that ring any bells?” (Naofumi)

I go over to the Slave Dealer’s place, and ask as such with my arms crossed.
I’m not saying anything was his fault, but this man is one of the many reasons Motoyasu caused me such trouble.

“Absolutely none. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“…*Sigh*” (Naofumi)

He’s putting on a business smile.
He’s definitely faking it.

“I’m thinking of leaving my gluttonous Filo Rial in your care for a while.” (Naofumi)
“T-that is…” (Slave Dealer)
“Of course, you’ll be footing the bill. I won’t let you refuse.” (Naofumi)

I have some political power now, but also this person is earning a lot by selling me slaves.
There’s no way the Slave Dealer would needlessly strain our business…

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Chapter 215: Barbarian Armour + 2

This only took me 4 hours and I didn’t even procrastinate that much o_0
I must still be influenced by the Spirit of Christmas.
Oh and in case you haven’t realised, 171 is done and the chapter has been updated.
Merry Christmas guys ~^^~
Barbarian Armour + 2
After I finished talking with the Queen, I made an appearance at the Weapon Shop.
“Oh. Well isn’t it Laddie. It’s been a while.” (Oyaji)
“So it has. I haven’t seen you guys much because of your thriving business.” (Naofumi)
I was finally able to meet the Old Man from the weapon shop.
Imia’s Uncle was also there as a shop assistant, lining up weapons in the store.
There’s a better array of products than before.
They looked busy, and business seems good.
“How are you?” (Naofumi)
“We’re pretty good. Just a little longer and it’ll be finished. The shield for Laddie, that is.” (Oyaji)
“I see. How much should I pay?” (Naofumi)
“You let me work this guy freely so 10 gold for the material fees is fine.” (Oyaji)
The Old Man from the Weapon Shop said generously, pointing at Imia’s Uncle.
It’s a masterpiece made with the materials from the Spirit Turtle. So it’s likely that it’s as fine as the products on auction in Zeltbur.
Moreover, it’s made by the Old Man so it might fetch an even higher price.
The problem is what to do with the shield after I’ve Copied it….
Because amongst the guys I have faith in with handling it, there are none who use shields.
“The average market price would be 50 gold, right.” (Imia’s Uncle)
Imia’s Uncle replied, as if reading my thoughts.
It’s the Shield version of the displayed Spirit Turtle Sword that had been scheduled for auction in Zeltbur before.
It’s a product made by the Old Man, and its performance can be expected.
The problem is its cost.
Well the current me can afford to pay 10 gold.
Because I’ve earned that much from managing the land.
Or rather, when spending money to provide for war power to fight the waves, preparing weapons and armour is the most important.
It seems cheap, but if it was 50 gold then it would still cause some hesitation.
“Is it that much of a quality product?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. If there’s no way to use it then having the outlook of selling it is also part of a merchant.” (Imia’s Uncle)
The Old Man also nodded.
But still….to part with the product that they worked hard to make for me is a bit regrettable.
I want to have it on hand even if it ends up gathering dust.
“Well, I’ll think about that when the time comes. How’s the armour?” (Naofumi)
“It was a good core. With that, there will be no problems inserting it. With those thoughts, we made that first.” (Oyaji)
At the Old Man’s instructions, Imia’s Uncle brought the armour from the shop’s interior.
Its appearance was very similar to the previously equipped Barbarian’s Armour.
However, looking again at the fundamental materials, the metal parts were appended with turtleshell material.
Also, a few of the dark-coloured joints became colourful.
“This is?” (Naofumi)
“We used metal yielded from the Spirit Turtle. There were a few problems with the weight but we’ve already fixed that flaw. Mysteriously, it became lighter after we affixed the core.” (Oyaji)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
I examined the Barbarian’s Armour.
Barbarian’s Armour + 2?
Defence Up    Shock Resistance (Large)    Fire Resistance (Extra Large)   Lightning Resistance (Large) Absorbtion Resistance (Mid)   HP Recovery (Weak)   Magic Recovery (Weak)   SP Recovery (Weak)   Magic Increase (Mid)   Dragon Emperor’s Divine Protection   Magic Defence Production   Automatic Repair Function   Earth Pulse’s Divine Protection   Dragon Attribute   Dragon Territory   Growing Ability
There are even more endowments.
A variety of things are increased in return for the loss of Dark Resistance.
Was the Fire Resistance thanks to the core?
There’s also the Dragon Attribute. The dragon aspects probably correspond to Gaelion’s core being used.
What’s Dragon Territory? The growing ability was an effect I somehow came to expect.
I should ask Gaelion.
“How much is the fee?” (Naofumi)
“Laddie will make good use of it so take it as commission for being the liaison for the materials.” (Oyaji)
“That’s helpful.” (Naofumi)
“It’s because I profited from that. To charge you money here, my pride won’t allow it.” (Oyaji)
The Old Man really did a lot for me, I’ve always considered him the second most trustworthy after Raphtalia.
It’s really disappointing that he won’t come to my land though.
“Can I wear it immediately?” (Naofumi)
“Sure! Show us.” (Oyaji)
I took the Armour and went to the dressing room to change.
For some reason, despite it feeling familiar, it feels brand new.
Such a mysterious feeling. This….
However, there’s no great change in design. Just the colouring is different.
“Hm?” (Naofumi)
The cotton-like texture is different. I understand that something good has been used.
I’ve received a fine product.
The sizing is also correct, it fits perfectly.
“How is it?” (Naofumi)
“Oh, when speaking of Laddie, it’s that kind of image as expected.” (Oyaji)
“Um… I find it hard to understand but, some growth is….in regards to Hero-sama….there isn’t any.” (Imia’s Uncle)
Imia’s Uncle says ambiguously.
Of course it’s like that….the Old Man was pleased, but I also thought it was a fin-de-siècle small fry at first. [T/N: Fin de siècle = end of the century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_de_si%C3%A8cle]
However, I feel the illusion of being very powerful just by wearing this.
Because as far as I’m concerned, this armour made with the Old Man’s confidence is the most reliable armour.
Raphtalia said she wanted to be my sword.
And the Old Man granted me with this armour.
In regards to armour, the production of this Barbarian’s Armour is the best indeed.
“Thank You.” (Naofumi)
“It’s been a while since I’ve heard Laddie’s thanks.” (Oyaji)
“I just said it.” (Naofumi)
“By the way, where’s the Miss? She hasn’t come at all.” (Oyaji) [T/N: Miss = Raphtalia]
“She’s still in training.” (Naofumi)
“Hmm….” (Oyaji)
“That’s right. Old Man, can you see the flow of magic?” (Naofumi)
“What’s that?” (Oyaji)
I tried explaining to the old man about how adding magic when cooking or compounding improves the quality.
“I don’t see it. But I do understand about adding magic.” (Oyaji)
“Is that so.” (Naofumi)
Well, I probably don’t do it as precisely as Laddie though. Will you try helping next time?” (Oyaji)
“I’ll think about it.” (Naofumi)
“And also, it’s no good if you don’t listen carefully to the materials. Pushing is good but pulling is also important.” (Oyaji)
Hmm… Adding magic is also important but there must be a guide or something, right.
Adding magic is fine when improving inferior products but if the foundation is good then it shouldn’t be put in?
Or was it like the Dragon Pulse method?
Hm? I feel like something flashed.
I should try it next time.
“Now then, I don’t want to overstay my welcome….Ah, that’s right. Can I have you make me another carriage?” (Naofumi)
“Hm? What happened?” (Oyaji)
“Firo’s reckless driving made the carriage do unreasonable things.” (Naofumi)
“What the heck did she do.” (Oyaji)
“A race on the mountain passes….she was competing on a mountain trail and jumped off a cliff.” (Naofumi)
“What kind of situation is that!” (Oyaji)
As expected, the Old Man was also surprised.
Imia’s Uncle was the same as well.
“There won’t be a next time, so I’d like to request something similar to before.” (Naofumi)
“I get it. I’ll make the frame so bring Miss Birdie along once, it’s better if I improve it to match her, right?” (Oyaji)
“Ah, then the next time we come.” (Naofumi)
“Alright.” (Oyaji)
“I will also return to the village soon.” (Imia’s Uncle)
“So in the end, you’re coming?” (Naofumi)
“Temporarily. One way or another, it’s better if we make equipment for everyone in the village, right?” (Imia’s Uncle)
“Mn….That’s true.” (Naofumi)
Even now, they’re still using second-hand weapons.
If I’m irresponsible and don’t replace them then they’ll get worn out.
I’m doing maintenance on them for now but it’ll probably reach a limit.
Imia has been exhibiting such skills. I’m hoping Imia’s Uncle also has a similar level of talent.
“I know who the Hero of the Shield-sama really wanted to come though.” (Imia’s Uncle)
“No….that’s..” (Naofumi)
Uugh. This is awkward.
Certainly, I wanted the Old Man from the Weapon Shop to come.
Usually I would curtly refuse but that’s in comparison with the Old Man.
My apologies, but that’s what I really think…..
“Please don’t worry about it. I don’t have any intention to lose.” (Imia’s Uncle)
“That’s right, Jeez, you’re not any less capable. I don’t think I could’ve finished that shield without you.” (Oyaji)
“Because the Hero of the Shield has such expectations. I don’t have any choice but to do it. Or rather, I must do it.” (Imia’s Uncle)
If the Old Man says so then his skills must be reliable.
Then I’ll be anticipating it.
“I’ll be looking forward to it. Should I gather materials from somewhere?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. And then, I’ll be grateful if you could make a Blacksmith’s Workshop for me.” (Imia’s Uncle)
“Understood. If you tell the neighbouring town, there are some knowledgeable guys so you can leave it to them.” (Naofumi)
It’s probably fine if I ask at the Accessory Shop.
One way or another, making accessories require the refining of metals and such anyway.
I know that such a workshop was built in the village.
Therefore, he should be able to make one in the village.
I’ll haggle as much as I can. He also communicates with the Slave Merchant and is a masochist so he’ll be delighted if I haggle.
Of course, I won’t let him cut corners with his construction.
“Then until later, when the shield is complete.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, I’ll see you then….” (Oyaji)
And with that, I left the Weapon Shop behind.