Chapter 193: The 7 Deadly Sins

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Note: Rishia’s last name should be Ivyred. Oh, and here’s a poll. Child Gaelion or Kogaelion.

Chapter 193: The 7 Deadly Sins

We found and searched the bandit’s hideout, but Ren was nowhere to be found.
He will probably take up a cowardly tactic such as dividing us and picking us off one at a time.

“Now then… What should we do?” (Naofumi)
“I never thought the Hero of the Sword would be the boss…” (Female Knight)
“I wish it weren’t so. He should have Witch backing him right now.” (Naofumi)
“The former princess… There’s been an order issued to arrest her, but how long will she continue this idiotic cycle.” (Female Knight)

We didn’t find any signs of Witch in the hideout either.
She may be waiting to ambush us somewhere.

“Hey, you.” (Naofumi)

I approach the bandit that seems to be managing the place.
It’s quite a familiar…

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Chapter 192: Masked Man

Chapter 192 by Hlentai
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Masked Man
 “And so, since our levels have increased too, I think it’s time to hunt bandits. We can resume levelling again after taking the treasure.” (Naofumi)
“Wait a moment! What are you planning with the stolen goods!?” (Female Knight)
The next morning. We, who rested with the camping plants, set up preparations at a mountain near the highway that the bandits had settled down at. By the way, female knight’s tsukkomi was ignored. The bandits treasures are mine.
“About the bandits, at most 40 should be the limit”
If there is no credibility, Class Up can’t be done. So the bandits levels aren’t that high. Of course, some wanderers could have Classed Up in Zeltbur or something, but even now I have not encountered any. You’d probably need achievements in the Colosseum I guess. However it’s hard to say if someone who earned income at the Colosseum would become a bandit. Well it has nothing to do with me though.
“For now, team up in twos and search for the base. There is not enough information on the boss.” (Naofumi)
Inquiring bandits about information with threats is needed or we will get nowhere. Many bandits must be captured from the outset.
“Hmm, Rishia and Atla, Female Knight and Taniko, team up and search” (Naofumi)
“Reason?” (Taniko)
“None in particular. If unpleasant then split up how you like” (Naofumi)
“Why is Gaelion with you” (Taniko)
“Since we’re aiming for the boss, we’ll have Gaelion scout and I will be a decoy with my high defensive power” (Naofumi)
“Ah, so it’s like that” (Taniko)
“If your end finds them, fire illumination magic. I will quickly rush over on Gaelion” (Naofumi)
“Don’t make Gaelion do dangerous things” (Taniko)
“Of course he’ll be flying in the sky, Gaelion’s mission will be to gather the members” (Naofumi)
“Kyua!” (Gaelion)
“I see, I got it. Then let’s go” (Taniko)
Female knight patted Taniko who came to an understanding on the back to start walking.
“Atla, your perception ability is high so I’ll be depending on you” (Naofumi)
“Please leave it to me” (Atla)
“Then, see you later” (Rishia)
Rishia is also settled huh, she and Atla started searching together.
“Well then…” (Naofumi)
Gaelion and I also began searching for the bandits hideout.
“Fumu…human hands have entered this mountain” (Gaelion)
“Because the highway is nearby, is there anywhere peculiar?” (Naofumi)
“Some…like, a naturally formed cave, or was something like a fortress made?” (Gaelion)
“It’ll vary between bandits. This time I think it’ll be a cave.” (Naofumi)
“Then it’ll be hard. This area has an extraordinary amount of caves.” (Gaelion)
“I see” (Naofumi)
Somehow chances to talk with Gaelion are increasing. I can talk with him normally, so even though he’s a pitiable dragon I might be relying on him. Or rather, besides Fuol he’s a rare male after all. Honestly, the conversations are comfortable.
“Then I will go higher to look for figures of people” (Gaelion)
“I’ll leave it to you” (Naofumi)
“Aa” (Gaelion)
With a basaa- Gaelion flapped his wings and flew off. Well, I shouldn’t be injured even from a bandit surprise attack, so this mission will go smoothly. With a walking mood, I strolled the mountain road alone.
 There suddenly–
“Assassin Sword!” (???)
“Guha-!” (Naofumi)
Suddenly I hear a voice and at the same time with a gusa- I felt a stabbing pain from behind. Well, it’s about to the extent of “That really hurt”, still though-…. Blood is coming out. My armor let out a sound like it was breaking.
Penetrating my defense, what the heck! If it was any of the other guys wouldn’t they die?
“That hurt! What are you doing so suddenly!” (Naofumi)
With a bun- I turned around with my shield and received the idiot’s thrust coming from behind. I confirm the identity of the one thrusting at me with a ba- sound.
“It’s a fair and square match…!” (??)
“Wha-” (Naofumi)
 Being aware myself that someone unbelievable appeared, I became speechless. Their face was hidden by a suspicious skull mask, but from the figure, voice, and stance, the masked man’s identity rose to the surface.
 Amagi Ren, the Hero of the Sword took a stance while wielding a pitch black, sinister-looking sword.
 “Chi-!” (Ren)
 Maybe it’s my imagination his equipment appears much cheaper than before, his eyes that were visible through the mask’s cracks looked strangely sulky. No, it’s being said by me but, it’s not to that level. Maybe he’s worn out emotionally, his pupils look empty.
 “Re, Ren!?” (Naofumi)
“…Hide…Sword” (Ren)
 With a yura- sound Ren’s figure disappeared like a heat haze. What? Did I see a weird phantom made by illusion magic or something? Anyway, using a skill like hide is exceptionally suspicious. Thus I also entered a battle state.
 In the first place, while saying it’s a fair and square match, then suddenly attacking from behind or using a skill that erases your presence, what kind of nerves do you have? Do you intend to say it is fair from a game system perspective? Nevertheless, his voice was strangely lacking strength. Oh well, let’s focus on the opponent for now.
 “Hate Reaction!” (Naofumi)
 A skill that lures monsters. Actually it has one other hidden effect that was confirmed on Cal Mira Island. It can drag out the real form and reveal opponents lightly concealed by magic and skills. It was when Raphtalia released Phantom Sword, and I used Hate Reaction. Raphtalia’s state of concealment was cancelled. Therefore detection can be used in cases of concealment.
 Trying to circle around to my rear again or something, Ren was moving to my left rear. It was a bit of an idiotic scene but, conversely felt annoying. If you’re going to use a skill like that then retreat for a moment.
 “Ku…” (Ren)
“You’re…Ren right” (Naofumi)
“…” (Ren)
It would’ve been fine if it was an illusion but-…I did not expect him to be lurking around here. Could it be Witch is the bandit chief?
…Amazingly suitable.
She’s princess caliber isn’t she. If I had to say one or the other then she’d be better suited to be a pirate or bandit.
“Rakshasa Meteor Sword!” (Ren)
With the motion of Meteor Sword, Ren swung his sword at me. Using Meteor Sword, the black fragments of his sword scattered like meteorites, then faced and headed towards me.
“Chain Bind! Chain Needle!” (Ren)
Gu…I was poised with my shield, but a slow pain spreading. In that interval, Ren used consecutive skills.
“The punishment I have decided for the foolish sinner goes by the name of execution by decapitation. With no time to cry, simply feel despair from the separation of your head and body!”
“Guillotine!” (Ren)
 Suddenly chains came from the ground and bound my body, moreover, the thorns on the chains pierced into my skin. And then an enormous bladed execution tool appeared above me. This attack…the atmosphere feels like a similar type to the Shield of Anger’s Iron Maiden I think.
 Ku…No way I’m going to receive and bear it.
 “Don’t mess with meeeeeeeeeee!” (Naofumi)
 The chains were torn off, the falling blade restrained with my hand. That hurt. Blood is coming out.
 However, it appears to have not been an unendurable attack. Gu…but my SP is completely depleted.
 “Ren…that’s enough!” (Naofumi)
 Should I switch to Wrath Shield too? I simply open the menu and go to the refining screen.
For actual combat, +4 and a rarity of R should be enough. Blutopfer should also not be needed, Iron Maiden will finish this. Refining failed consecutive times with a bokinbokin sound. Don’t mess around!
 “Gyaooooooooooo!” (Gaelion)
 Gaelion sensed the strange situation and came after a bit. Good, just like that go pin Ren down!
 “Transfer Sword!” (Ren)
“Ah, you!” (Naofumi)
Faster than I could grab him, Ren had disappeared with his transfer skill.
Wh, What was that?
Was it a monster or human that pretended to be Ren? No, it would have to be a considerable monster if it could penetrate my defense. Other than that, something like the Old Lady’s attacks that ignore defense or an attack proportionate to defensive power would be needed or it wouldn’t work.
The Assassin Sword skill was released right behind me. It’s fine to presume from its skill, name, and concealed state that it’s a certain kill attack from stealth and hiding. Furthermore…it somehow smells of the Wrath Series, with that sinister looking sword.
Out of nowhere, that attack from behind…is he a PK that often appears in net games or something. Identifying Ren, now that I know the bandit boss is not a resident of this world, this matter has completely become PK…Player Killer. Well he did say he had a background with suspicious games like VRMMO.
To begin with, having experienced serious things to that extent, you still feel like it’s a game huh. If it wasn’t me it’d go beyond instant death, wouldn’t they be split in two? Really, I feel like vomiting.
“Are you ok?” (Gaelion)
“Aa…but” (Naofumi)
“I understand, I also saw it” (Gaelion)
Gaelion gave off bloodthirst. It was the arch-enemy that destroyed the lifestyle with Taniko, his own life, and his wife after all.
“What’s with this mountain”
For the time being, I cast recovery magic to heal the wounds I received. Aah, incidentally because of Blutopfer’s curse, that Guillotine attack skill really hurt.
Not only that, the recovery is slow….
Meeting up with Taniko, with the holy water’s Ability Restoration magic taught by Sadina, I was narrowly able to have a complete recovery.
 Bandit searching lasted only 30 minutes. I became extremely uneasy about the future of the mission this time.

Chapter 191: Late Bloomer

Chapter 191 by Hlentai
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Great talents mature late
 “Your movement has improved beyond recognition from before” (Naofumi)
 Possibly the fruit of the Old Lady’s training, Rishia took the initiative and is defeating the monsters. Weapons are a throwing knife attached to a short sword and a whip. While throwing the knife, the whip entangles the opponent, and as the knife lands, the opponent is drawn in and skewered by the short sword. Peerless Transformation style, Binding Thrust is what the attack seems to be called.
Though the name being too simple could come off as chuunibyo, but everything else I value highly. Not only that, it is a fast technique. As expected of the Old Lady’s said favorite area of expertise.
Peerless Transformation, as expected from such an exaggerated name, seems painful just from seeing it. Mixing that technique with defence piercing seems formidable. If I recall correctly, I heard Rishia was taught everything from the style. Then that means she could fight with weapons besides the current ones I suppose.
On a side note, Rishia’s current level is 70. Her strength that did not match her status honestly surprised me quite a bit. How should I put it, “Who is this girl?”, is how it is.
Just guessing, but if Itsuki saw the current Rishia it feels like he’d say “Please come back.” Well, Itsuki is doing a perfect hide in Zeltbur with a broken mind though. Just stay like this in perfect hide until the world becomes peaceful.
“Is that so? Though I can’t really tell the difference myself…” (Rishia)
By the way, Rishia is currently wearing the Firo costume. Quickly taking out the outfit after returning was surprising.
I guess spiritual support was needed. Even when stronger, the base does not change it seems.
Maybe if Itsuki put on the Firo costume he could return to normal. No no….
“I’ve thought this from a long time ago, but why does Rishia-oneesan have the same form as Firo-chan?” (Taniko)
Taniko asked as she tilted her head. Well, the appearance of efficiency and practicality are very different after all. Explaining is such a pain. Let’s pretend I didn’t hear.
“Is that so?” (Atla)
It appears Atla has only just now realized. -Thinking back, Atla’s eyes cannot see so it’s not like she should’ve known. As expected, ki does not seem to leave the costume. Though it’d be a little unpleasant if it did leak.
“It’s just, I can see a stream of power coming from Naofumi-sama flowing around Rishia-san” (Atla)
“Ah, that so?” (Naofumi)
“Firo-chan and everyone from the village have the same power flowing, but that power is strong” (Atla)
Ha…Atla’s perception ability is also considerable. While feeling such admiration, female knight defeats monsters with her sword.
Over here too, though not as much as Rishia, has considerable skill. After is the extent Atla will come along, and decide how far to get. Well, I tag along with her training so I know in general.
“Please look okay, Naofumi-sama” (Atla)
“Aa” (Naofumi)
Atla received the wild boar monster, Razorback’s charge head-on with her empty hand and stopped it. Only one finger is on the tip of the Razorback’s nose. The Razorback put forth all its efforts to move, but could not even take one step. What? It seems she has mysterious superhuman strength.
“I’m sorry” (Atla)
Tsun. Atla faced the Razorback’s forehead, jumped, and poked it. From just that…the Razorback revealed its eye whites and foamed at its mouth as it fell over. Is it dead?
…I’ve experienced a new thing. It’s almost like an assassination technique or something. Why is it scarier than defeating it normally I wonder.
“I did it!” (Atla)
“I see…” (Naofumi)
Geniuses are amazing huh. Even far stronger than Rishia and female knight it appears. Rather, even barehanded. Thinking carefully, she wasn’t given a weapon. No, she was given a sword at first, seems she didn’t use it.
The average level of monsters is…approximately 40 huh. This’ll be smooth sailing.
“Kyua!” (Gaelion)
 Just like how Firo does it, Gaelion came and threw a live Razorbaby, a miniature Razorback, into his mouth and chewed. There’s blood at the edge of his mouth-…. Yeah. They’re both carnivores, but Firo might be better. That side’s a bird so there’s no blood. I don’t know about times when using the claws to tear apart and stuff cheeks with flesh.
 “Somehow-…I’m kinda plain?” (Taniko)
 After using magic in battle earlier, Taniko was feeling down. The mysterious style, Peerless Transformation style and the genius Hakuko tribe’s Atla. Certainly against weak monsters it feels like power is lacking, but I think Taniko is also suitable. Like magic, or maybe Gaelion.
 “Don’t mind it. I’m pretty much just watching.” (Naofumi)
 The need for me to tank was not necessary, becoming reversed. Was there meaning in coming? For now I just use Hate Reaction to lure monsters, while focusing on strengthening.
 Before long we flew deep into the mountains and a monster part dragon came out. Ah, dragons inhabited remote regions if I recall correctly. Because of Fitoria, the dragon series could not be released even if raw materials were put in. Well it’ll grow along with Gaelion so I guess it wasn’t pointless.
 As expected my turn came, pinning down the monster. And in that opening, one of the others attacked it. After, the weakened monsters are each exterminated.
 I turn to look at Gaelion during that time. Taniko was there so he stayed hidden but I needed to talk to the father side. If the Dragon Emperor were to appear here it’d probably be difficult too.
 “Oh yeah, Iwatani-dono…” (Female Knight)
 Looking for a chance, female knight asked me a question.
 “What?” (Naofumi)
“I heard you’ve attached weird nicknames to us in your head” (Female Knight)
“Oh. That talk huh, let’s see, I just call fellows by their image if they don’t say their name in front of me.” (Naofumi)
“…Is that so?” (Female Knight)
Taniko looks at me with doubting eyes.
“Mu, by that logic, I haven’t said my name. How on Earth am I being called?” (Female Knight)
“Female knight” (Naofumi)
“That is not my name but my official position” (Female Knight)
“But there aren’t many female knights in Melromark, and there is only you in my territory so isn’t it fine” (Naofumi)
“Honestly…you’re just like they say, Iwatani-dono” (Female Knight)
The amazed female knight stopped speaking. If you want to be called by another name then name yourself. What are you trying to do.
“What about me?” (Taniko)
“Taniko” (Naofumi)
“Why!? You know my name don’t you?” (Taniko)
“Windia wasn’t it? It’s troublesome so isn’t it fine?” (Naofumi)
“No good! Not good!” (Taniko)
Sadina said not to say it in front of the person but, whatever.
“It’s better than Ping Pong Dash though” (Naofumi)
“Is, Is that about Gaelion!?” (Taniko)
The noisy gya-gya-Taniko is ignored, and I talked to Atla at the perfect spot.
“Atla knows about this matter right” (Naofumi)
“Yes…I also want a nickname” (Atla)
…Is she a pervert? Thinking about it would be fine, but I feel no need so let’s stop. Well if speaking of necessity comes up, nicknames would be unnecessary.
“It’s not really long enough to need a nickname right. I remember it anyways” (Naofumi)
Raphtalia…I don’t really wanna call her by nickname. I wonder why. Firo is short so there’s no problem. Originally the name Firo itself is something like a nickname for Firo Rial.
“But, I think receiving a wonderful name from Naofumi-sama would be nice” (Atla)
“Ye-ah…your brother would come any number of times though” (Naofumi)
Alps was at first, Sis-con, like an Ateuma so Ateuma. Recently, he’s matched Rishia in plainness position, so something new might come.
“I see…big brother, is jealous. Envious” (Atla)
“By the way, Rishia. You are Itsuki groupie.” (Naofumi)
“Fueee! I didn’t say anything!” (Rishia)
“Besides fueee right” (Naofumi)
“Fueee…” (Rishia)
I’m already exhausted. While conversing about such things, I talk to Gaelion as Taniko’s eyes are stolen. It seems from their presences that the dragons inhabiting this area no longer hold fragments. Though thinking it troublesome, on the other hand it is for Gaelion’s stages of growth so it is just fine.
So, everyone has raised their level, but there is one who grew the most surprising amount. The moment when 70 rose to 71, every status remarkably grew approximately thirty percent.
Her name is Rishia Ivyredd.
 Is it the result of training?
No, I’m sure physical training and magic statuses were treated separately, so it should not have risen this rapidly. She leveled up to 72 that day, yet certainly it increased approximately thirty percent.
 I calculated after I had her remove the Firo costume, her status has come up to half of Raphtalia’s status that I last saw. Before the difference was one third so I am just speculating, but at this rate of growth Raphtalia would be overtaken by level 75. Speaking of, the Old Lady did mention before….
 “This child is a talent found once every hundred years-!” (Old Lady)
 Said something like that. Did the Old Lady foresee this? Rapid growth from level 70, I’d think even for late blooming great talents there is a limit.
 By the way, Rishia was tossed away by Itsuki, becoming my subordinate at 68.
 Anyways, from now on I must observe Rishia I guess.