Chapter 179 – Blessing of the Item Box and Idling Around


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“We gotta get Hyatos’ treasure before we’re heading back!” (Rebecca)

Rebecca declares loudly while holding one hand aloft.
Once she passes through the round door that had locked in the wild god Cazdolo,

“Whoa, isn’t it full of bloodstains…? But I’ll gladly accept the blood.” (Rebecca)

she yells disgusted, but then enters the special vault and sucks up the blood.

“Huh? There’s nothing inside…” (Rebecca)

“Since Hyatos said that he invested a big amount of money into this vault, he might have obtained Cazdolo in exchange for money. There might exist other hidden vaults. You got an idea, Yui?” (Shuuya)

“I don’t know. Commonly it would be under the desk or such?” (Yui)

…I try looking, but in vain.

“Doesn’t look like it.” (Shuuya)

While touching the surface of that vault after coming out from it, Rebecca says…

“It seems hopeless…” (Rebecca)

“Even the vault itself doesn’t appear to be valuable as I don’t sense any mana from it anymore.” (Shuuya)

“Yeah…” (Rebecca)

“Rebecca, even if you look so disappointed, we don’t have much time to search, you know?” (Yui)

“Nn, it’s as Yui says. Because the mansion’s wreckage has been scattered into the vicinity, the guards might come soon.” (Eva)

Certainly, the marquis died after all.
It seems like that will cause troubles in Zamalia.

“…Just the dragon egg is already a great find, so let’s hurry back home.” (Shuuya)

“It can’t be helped! I will give up on the treasures.” (Rebecca)

“Nn, go back.” (Eva)

“Milord’s mansion, right?” (Kaldo)

“We will use the mirror’s gate, won’t we?” (Yui)

While nodding towards Yui, I take out the 24-faceted orbTrapezohedron and activate it.
I returned to my bedroom back at home in Pelneet together with everyone while holding onto the dragon egg.

“Now then, everyone besides Yui and Kaldo, feel free to take a break or spend the time however you want.” (Shuuya)

“Nn.” (Eva)

“Sure~ I got sweaty, but you’re going to use the bathtub, aren’t you?” (Rebecca)

“Exactly, it’s about Yui’s and Kaldo’s <Blood Mana>.” (Shuuya)

“Nn, the ceremony hurts, but it’s important.” (Eva)

“It sure is. Well, then let’s take a bath together in the huge tub in the courtyard, Eva.” (Rebecca)

“Nn, understood.” (Eva)

Eva and Rebecca walk away happily.

“Nyaa.”

Rollo was at their feet, and started to walk in a trot, too.
Given that her eyes are zooming in on Eva’s thighs, she apparently wants to get herself a lap ride.

“I will use <Meditation> in the living room then.” (Helme)

“I will go take a bath, too.” (Viine)

Helme and Viine walk away while chatting.
I put the dragon egg down in a corner of my bedroom. Then I explain the circumstances to Head Maid Isabell, strictly ordering her to not allow any servants to come to the second floor.
After preparing light clothes for Yui and Kaldo,

“Yui, Kaldo, we’re going to the second floor.” (Shuuya)

I guide them to the bathtub on the second floor.
I have both enter the tub and hand a Virgin Blade to each.
Thinking the they might feel embarrassed to be nude since they are parent and child, I hand them the clothes and have them wear those. Then the masochistic ceremony, which uses the Virgin Blades and is going to take time as usual, began.
I make them learn the first level of <Blood Mana> while becoming blood-smeared.
…Once it became evening, Yui and Kaldo awoke their <Blood Mana> at almost the same time.
It took some time, but both learned <Blood Path – First Gate>.

“Now you’re able to use blood letters.” (Shuuya)

“<Blood Path – First Gate>…the manipulation of mana, eh?” (Kaldo)

Kaldo absorbs the blood.

“Correct. If you grow, you might be able to advance to the next level.” (Shuuya)

“Okay.”

“So there’s a next level…I’m looking forward to it…”

『…I love you.』 (Yui)

『Me too.』

“Milord…are you going to marry my daughter?” (Kaldo)

“Dad! Don’t say anything unnecessary!” (Yui)

“But, weren’t you flirting through the blood letters just now?” (Kaldo)

“Don’t mind it! Everyone else did so as well, so I also wanted to do it.” (Yui)

“I see…”

『Yes, milord…my supreme ruler…』 (Kaldo)

Kaldo creates some blood letters.

“…Thanks. You two, leave the messing around at that. How about grabbing some food? You didn’t eat anything besides blood, did you?” (Shuuya)

“Yes.” (Kaldo)

“Yep, I’m hungry.” (Yui)

“If you tell the maids, they will whip up something for you. Also, there’s a refrigerator, hence there might be some pre-made dishes available.” (Shuuya)

“Refrigerator…that’s a magic item you can only get in the labyrinth city, isn’t it?”

“You knew of it?”

“Well, of course. For better or worse I’ve been a lowly noble, you remember? As a matter of fact, it was something I yearned for.” (Yui)

“Yui, sorry. With my income…” (Kaldo)

“Dad, we have abandoned our past already, so you don’t have to mention it any longer.” (Yui)

Taking Yui and Kaldo along, who display their affections as parent and child, I return to the living room on the first floor.
Everyone seems to be asleep in their bedrooms by now.
Close to the wall Helme carried out her <Meditation> while floating.
The fox-eared Vice-Head Maid Krychiwa and servants appearing to be on night duty are waiting in the vicinity.

“Krychiwa, is there any food left?” (Shuuya)

“Yes, of course.” (Krychiwa)

The dishes are brought in at once.

“――I feel like I have seen this fish somewhere.”

“Nyan.”

The spoiled voice of Rollo-san is audible at my feet.
Just as I wondered whether my partner wants some as well, she ate some fish that had been served on her exclusive, big plate.

“Rollo didn’t eat until now?” (Shuuya)

“No, she ate plenty of Carsojique together with Rebecca-sama, Eva-sama and Viine-sama.” (Krychiwa)

Krychiwa told me while twitching her fox ears.

“I see. Rollo is a glutton.” (Shuuya)

“It’s obvious from Rollo-chan’s happy way of eating. This fish dish is savory and delicious.”

“…This is quite a dish.”

Yui and Kaldo give high praises.

“To have Carsojique in stock; do you have connections to a high-class restaurant, Shuuya?” (Yui)

Yui asked while eating.

“No clue. I have completely entrusted it to the maids.” (Shuuya)

I shift my look towards Krychiwa.

“Yes! …We don’t have any connections to high-class restaurants. Isabell ordered the servants to procure the Carsojique from a retail seller at the harbor.” (Krychiwa)

“Hee, as might be expected of the Head Maid. Do you still have enough money?” (Shuuya)

“Yes, we have already received more than an ample amount…” (Krychiwa)

Krychiwa answered while bowing humbly.

“I see. That’s good then.” (Shuuya)

“Shuuya, you hired really decent maids. By the way, about Dad’s and my room…” (Yui)

And then we decide on the rooms for them while having a pleasant chat.
In the end Yui will stay in a room on the first floor whereas Kaldo will stay in a room on the second floor.

“Well then, there’s something I’ve got planned. See you tomorrow.” (Shuuya)

“Yep, good night.” (Yui)

“Milord, please leave escorting you to me.” (Kaldo)

“Kaldo, I will be fine. Besides, today happened a lot, no? Even though you obtained the powers of a Lucival, you still shouldn’t be as used to them as everyone else. Just take it easy for today.” (Shuuya)

“…Milord’s gentleness deeply pierces my heart.” (Kaldo)

Kaldo smiled while really having goosebumps.

“Listen, your room is on the second floor, right Dad? I have something to talk about with you for a bit, so let’s go.” (Yui)

“Okay, I got it. Excuse me then.” (Kaldo)

Kaldo really exaggerates too much.
Now then, I guess I will lie down for a bit and then offer the magic stones to the item box.
I fall backwards on my bed and shut my eyes.
Right after I feel a whomp on my belly and the touch of paws on my chest.
It’s my small partner who’s trotting across me.

“Nyaa.”

“Rollo!”

A paw hit my face.
You punched me!?

“You want me to smell the scent of your paw?” (Shuuya)

“Nn, nyaa.”

While curring, she strikes my face with her paw.
Once again her signature attack of raising and then lowering her forepaw.
She pushed her paw against my face without reservation.

“If you’re going to do something like that!” (Shuuya)

Unable to bear it any longer, I tightly hug Rollo.

“I’m not going to put up with your pranks!” (Shuuya)

I grab the bottom of her left and right forepaw!
While massaging her paws, I alternately stretch her paws to the left and right.

“I’m punishing cat-san with gymnastics!” (Shuuya)

“Nyaaaa.”

Fuhahaha!
I buried my face in her bushy belly.
As I was enjoying the soft sensation, my earlobe was bitten.
However, it’s play-biting. I lie down while hugging Rollo.
Then I let go of my partner. Rollo pushes her paw against my flank without running away.
And then she places her head on my elbow and starts sleeping while using it as a pillow.
So you’re going to sleep with me? I massaged her ear by stretching the backside of it.
Rollo lets the usual purring when she feels good escape.
What a nice BGM.
I suppose it will act as lullaby for me…while thinking something like that, I close my eyes and fall asleep.

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As always I woke up early in the morning.
I operate my item box while sitting on the bed, and take out a big amount of medium and large magic stones.
After all I obtained a lot of medium and large magic stones from the monsters that appeared during the golden box battle.
And then I press the ◆ mark in the menu.

◆: Total stored quantity of Elenium: 160

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Necessary Elenium stones: 200 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +25: Loading Dimension Scan Function

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 5 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +30: Release of Fold One Kareem Gun Set

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 10 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +35: Release of Fold One Kareem Uniform

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As always a listing of characters is shown on the right side of the window.
There were some characters shown on the left side of the window, too.

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◆ Please enter the Elenium stones here.

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For starters I only put in the specified number of medium magic stones into the ◆ mark.

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Necessary Elenium stones: complete
Reward: Storage +25: Loading Dimension Scan Function

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At that instant the window and bracelet shine in rainbow colors.
Following a buzzing sound and a wriggling as if waves race across the circular surface of the metallic bracelet, something like a round crystal was created in the bracelet’s center.
Small, rainbow-colored lasers are emitted in 3D from the crystal.
A three-dimensional map floated up from the crystal that had stopped emitting the lasers.
It’s a plan of this room.
So this is the dimension scan, huh?
A simple map?
Once I touched the crystal with my hand, the three-dimensional vision disappeared.
It’s a futuristic device. The small crystal on the bracelet’s surface is green.
I dedicated all of the remaining medium magic stones.
And then I check the number of Elenium stones.

◆: Total stored quantity of Elenium: 470

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Necessary Big Elenium stones: 5 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +30: Release of Fold One Kareem Gun Set

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 10 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +35: Release of Fold One Kareem Uniform

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 50 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +50: Release of Fold One Gatrance System

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I wonder what that Fold One Gatrance System might be about. Oh well, I will know once I provide the Elenium stones.
I put large magic stones into the ◆ mark.

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Necessary Elenium stones: complete
Reward: Storage +30: Release of Fold One Kareem Gun Set
Necessary Elenium stones: complete
Reward: Storage +35: Release of Fold One Kareem Uniform
Necessary Elenium stones: complete
Reward: Storage +50: Release of Fold One Gatrance System

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Light. Not rainbow-colored, but normal light.
Countless light particles were emitted from the item box.
While drawing arcs in midair, the particles gather in three places.
One of the gathering places formed the shape of something similar to a pistol.
It’s actually a beam gun.
Geometrical patterns have been finely carved all over the beam gun’s surface.
Its appearance is close to that of a Beretta.
It’s a gun that would make me test gun fu if I had a second one.
The second place shapes up into a beam rifle with a long barrel.
There are open-framed parts all over.
The metal of the surface and the gun barrel has a crescent moon exterior.
The rear-side-like moon mark is rather peculiar, adding a characteristic touch to the gun.
Several metals are connected with the muzzle by forming radiating frames while narrowing down as if depicting a crescent moon.
It has a stock and the rifle bottom is metallic.
Same applies for the grip.
Since there are many open-frame parts, various internal parts can be seen.
A buffer spring and a feed tray-like metal are fused with a crystal.
The thermal efficiency of the feed cover metal’s heat-resistance implementation looks good. Its exterior appears to merge on and off with the frame. A crystal device that seems to boost the energy conversion like a gas port has taken form in the center as relatively big coil.
The metal covering the exposed exterior seems smooth. The muzzle is small.
There’s also something like metal fittings that seem to allow the installation of a two-legged stand below the muzzle.
What about a firing hammer, a bolt or a bolt carrier?
There’s a metal with a touch of a small, spiral coil that’s connected to the chamber.
Those are fused with the small crystal device’s electronic circuit board.
Is the coil-like thing clogged up?
That combination of metals and open frame looks abnormally cool.
I don’t think that it’s a machine gun, but image-wise its make resembles that of a M16A4.
It has an open frame and uses metal, so it’s obviously not the structure of a normal rifle.
It also possesses a shape that sucks mana into the trigger and the crescent moon-shaped metal.
It looks like it’s going to transform or change each time I’m going to take it out of my item box.
Well, it’s an extremely refined beam rifle.
The third gathering place forms into a black uniform and a belt with a holster for the gun.
A yellow-green laser lights up from the item box.
Fluorescent graphic characters appear.

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――≪Fold One Gatrance≫ booting up――
――Detected ≪Fold One Kareem Support System ver. 7≫
――Detected inherited nerves
――Integration into the ≪Fold One Gatrance System≫

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The Gatrance System seems to have been released and integrated.
Kareem seems to be different from Gatrance, but I don’t know the effect…
Though I understand that it evolved.
Accordingly I check the storage.

◆: Person-shaped mark: Storage: Memory

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Item Inventory: 60/260

It has really gone up.
While at it, I take out a large copper coin from the item box and put it down in the room.
Let’s check out the beam gun.
I pick up the futuristic, out-of-place beam gun and grasp it tightly.
Aiming at the copper coin, I tried to shoot it by pushing the trigger.
A beam ray is released from the gun.
The ray penetrated the coin, causing a hole in it.
Since it had been previously displayed that my inherited nerves have been integrated as well, maybe… Thinking that, I touch the cross-shaped metallic attachment next to my right eye.
The Kaleidoscope booted up.
At the same time a frame showed up
Something like a mini map appeared in the upper right corner of my sight.
A system that’s linked with the gun? A scope and an energy bullet are highlighted below.
Ooh, if I focus my mind on the map, a three-dimensional map is displayed while linked to my sight.
This is amazing and convenient.
Since a value of 529 is shown below the energy bullet, I guess it’s a count of the total stored Elenium stones.
When I set up the gun, the scope becomes even bigger.
Once I decide to target the copper coin a second time, the scope affixes itself to the coin as target.
I attempt to miss the shot by a bit, but it’s apparently adjusted automatically, seeing as the light directly hits the coin. A simple assistance system, huh? The number of bullets decreased by one.
The magic stones serve as bullets. In that case I can’t chainfire too much.
I want to try out the beam rifle too, but…I think it’s better to do that outside.
I throw the beam gun atop the bed――
Then I pressed the ◆ mark in the item box menu, causing the total amount of stored Elenium stones to be shown.

◆: Total stored quantity of Elenium: 528

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Necessary Big Elenium stones: 100 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +60: Release of Gatrance Form

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 300 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +70: Release of Murasame

Necessary Big Elenium stones: 1000 – incomplete
Reward: Storage +100: Release of Tiny Orbital

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So the bullets are the stored Elenium stores after all, huh?
The newly added Gatrance Form, Murasame, Tiny Orbital are all extremely interesting.
Gatrance Form is a new attire?
Murasame is a weapon?
I want to gather the necessary amount of stones and release them.
But, the amount of magic stones…is a big issue since it’s a lot, as expected.
Next I will try to put on the black combat uniform. I take off my gear…and tried to wear it, but it’s not that much of a special change.
Even as I activate and deactivate the Kaleidoscope while readying the gun, there’s no effect.
It’s a simple uniform. However, I know that it uses a special fiber, and it’s black lustre is stylish.
It’s a coat-type of wear, but let’s use it indoors as casual or sleep wear.
I suppose I will leave the small beam gun as is, and test this beam rifle in the courtyard.

“Master, good morning. What might that be?” (Viine)

“Nyaon.”

Viine and Rollo entered my bedroom from the hallway.

“Morning. This is something I obtained from the item box. Once I offer a fixed number of magic stones from the labyrinth to it, I get various items as rewards.” (Shuuya)

“A long, iron wand, and clothes?” (Viine)

“Yeah. There’s also the attachment next to my right eye.” (Shuuya)

I turn my face to the side a bit, showing off the cross-shaped metal piece.

“So there are item boxes with such features? How mysterious.” (Viine)

“――Nya!”

Rollo climbs on my shoulder, brings her nose close to the attachment and sniffs at it.

“Rollo, it doesn’t smell, right? Also, don’t touch it.” (Shuuya)

My prediction is that it’s a space battle-like system created by other intelligent lifeforms, but…

“…And, this is a long wand, but it’s actually a projectile weapon called gun or beam rifle.” (Shuuya)

“Beam rifle, gun, you say? Is it a type of a bow?” (Viine)

“Well, you just have to consider it as evolved, special item that combines a magic wand with a magic tool.” (Shuuya)

“I see. I fully understand.” (Viine)

“I’m going to the courtyard to test this rifle then.” (Shuuya)

“…Okay. I’d like to observe, too.” (Viine)

“Okay, let’s go?” (Shuuya)

I pass through the living room while taking Viine along and with Rollo riding on my shoulder.

“Shuuya, you’re wearing clothes I have never seen before. And what’s that staff!?” (Rebecca)

“Yeah, it’s a new weapon. I’m going to experiment with it.” (Shuuya)

“Hee.” (Rebecca)

“Nn, curious.” (Eva)

“Me too.”

Rebecca and Eva nodded to each other, stood up and walked over.

“Your Excellency, I shall come as well.” (Helme)

“Shuuya, what’s going on?” (Yui)

“Milord, are you departing to battle? I shall accompany you, too.” (Kaldo)

Helme, Yui, and Kaldo follow as well.

“Oh my, everyone…are you going to do something?”

In the end everyone, including the maids, follows me to the courtyard…
Even the combat slaves, who trained in the courtyard, gathered.

“Master! Are you going to challenge the labyrinth? If so, I will do my best.” (Mamani)

“Lord, this me wants to dive into the labyrinth.” (Bia)

Mamani and Bia are both overflowing with enthusiasm.
Sweat streams down their bodies.

“Master, I’d like you to watch my swordsmanship…” (Souther)

“Master…I want to talk more…” (Fuu)

Souther and Fuu muttered with their cheeks blushing.

“I’m not going to challenge the labyrinth. I don’t mind watching your swordsmanship, Souther, and to talk with you, Fuu, but I’m going to run a little experiment now, so it’ll have to wait for later, okay?” (Shuuya)

“”Yes!””

“Nya!”

Rollo responds to the slaves on my shoulder.
She runs over to them.
Apparently being especially curious about the small Souther, Rollo extended several tentacles towards her, and started to touch her from the hair to her dog ears.
She begins playing around by groping Souther’s body as if tickling her.

“Kya! Rollo-sama, no~” (Souther)

Souther runs away, but Rollo chases after her while in play-mode.
She catches Souther with her tentacles, tickles her and then lets her go again. She developed a new game called chase.

“Rollo, keep the teasing at bay, okay?” (Shuuya)

“Kyaaaa, Maaaster, heeelp! My chastity is going to be stolen by Rollo-sama.” (Souther)

A cat playing around with a dog seems amusing, though.
I guess I will caution Rollo a bit.

“Rollo, treat her kindly since she dislikes it.” (Shuuya)

“Nyaa.”

After the reasonable Rollo pulls back her tentacles and licks Souther’s small foot, she rubbed her head against Souther’s leg.

“Fufu, Rollo-sama, Master, you’re kind.”

“Nya.”

Now then, it’s time to experiment.
Once again I took a large copper coin out of my item box, placed it on the ground and took a bit of a distance.
The instant after activating the Kaleidoscope and readying the beam rifle with its long caliber――
A thin, metallic pipe extends from the beam rifle’s rear, and combines with the right eye’s attachment that had transformed into a 卍.
――My sight changed.
Parameter values at the top and bottom.
It’s completely linked with the movements of my eyes.
Once I decide to target the coin, my sight was zoomed in.
Alright――I will try to shoot. I press the trigger.
――A thick ray line released from the muzzle and a peculiar shooting sound.
Struck by the beam, the copper coin melts in an instant, fusing with the ground.

“Oooh.”

“Master, it looks like you can handle priest-class light magic.”

“A new spell again…?”

“Nn, it seems to be working together with a magic item though…” (Eva)

Everyone murmured their own impressions of the beam rifle.
I guess I will ignore all that and instead analyze the information shown in my sight.
This time the bullet count was decreased by two.
That’s because this is a rifle?
The big power output equals a big consumption.
However, seeing its magic stone consumption, I will seal it away for a while, I think.
Either, medium or large magic stones, are indispensable for offering a large amount of magic stones to the item box…
It might be fine to directly buy magic stones from a big merchant or submit a magic stone collection request to the adventurer’s guild.
Gathering them will be difficult.
That, or…I suppose there’s also the option of having the girls, the combat slaves, dive into the labyrinth.
It’s a waste to let them play around here while we’re doing something else.
It would serve as measure to have them get magic stones while at the same working out as training for them.

“…Master?” (Mamani)

Mamani looks my way and tilts her head.

“Say, would you combat slaves be alright with challenging the labyrinth by yourselves?” (Shuuya)

“If it’s with our current equipment and limited to the fifth floor, it’ll work easily.”

“You won’t be there, lord? But, I think it will work out well if we do our best.” (Bia)

Mamani dons a grave expression, but her eyes are full of motivation.
Bia extends her snake tongue as usual while talking.

“…I will move around Bia and mow down the monsters with the magic sword you gave me, Master.” (Souther)

“Given that I will also back them up, I think that the fifth floor won’t pose any problems. However, you can’t expect a killing rate like master’s party.” (Fuu)

Souther, who’s holding Rollo at her chest, and Fuu smile cheerfully.
The appearance of Souther, who’s even smaller than Rebecca, hugging a cat sure looks weird.

“Alright, then please gather medium magic stones with just you guys. The large ones are unreasonable, so you don’t need to collect those. Your lives are what counts after all.” (Shuuya)

“Yes!”

“Certainly!”

“I shall do so.” (Bia)

“I will do my best.” (Souther)

At that point I look at Mamani’ eager tiger face and remember.
I operate the item box.

“Mamani, take this with you. It’s Saju’s Arrows. Their numbers are limited, but since it affects an opponent hit by it with a darkness effect, use them freely if you get in danger.” (Shuuya)

I hand over the bundle of black arrows.

“Yes, thank you very much! We shall go prepare ourselves then.” (Mamani)

Following Mamani, the slaves begin to get ready at once.
I have plenty of things to do as well.
I need to defeat the evil god’s pawn and the evil beast.
I got to meet with Zaga, Bon and Ruby, and give them their presents.
I have to go to sell the magic items to the Second Prince.
Also, I want to meet with the lecturer Mysty who came to my home.
Even if Mia changed her name…the information that 【Owl’s Fangs】 were annihilated should have already spread widely.
She might be living somewhere in secret, a place unrelated to me.
As long as she’s healthy, that much is fine.
While pondering about such things…
I stored the beam rifle in the item box, and touch the attachment which had changed into a 卍――
My field of vision returns to normal.

“…You are going to have the slaves dive into the labyrinth by themselves?”

“Yeah, we have other things to do.” (Shuuya)

“I see…you mean defeating the evil god’s pawn?” (Rebecca)

“There are also other matters to attend to, but yeah.” (Shuuya)

The large front gate opened while I was having such a conservation with Rebecca.
A face, which I recognized, peeked in.
It’s Mysty, who had a bandana coiled around her head.
She waves her hand lightly and comes close.

“Yo! I heard that you came here the other day.” (Shuuya)

“Yeah. It’s great that I can meet you today.” (Mysty)

“What about the party with your students?” (Shuuya)

“It broke up. Today I came to ask for your help in regards to that…” (Mysty)

Mysty says shyly.

“A party?”

“Yeah. I’d like to enter your party, Shuuya. If it’s a simple golem in the shape of a magic doll, I can assemble one in an instant. As you know, I’m also confident in my knowledge about metals.” (Mysty)

“Sure. Let me introduce to everyone. Those women are my friends and bloodkin. The one in front is Rebecca.” (Shuuya)

I extend my right hand and introduce her.

“Hello! I’m Rebecca Ibhin. I’m one of the chosen bloodkin as <Head Servant Leader>.” (Rebecca)

“The one next to her sitting in a wheelchair is Eva.” (Shuuya)

“Nn, nice to meet you. I’m Eva. I’m likewise a <Head Servant Leader>.” (Eva)

“On the left, Viine and the spirit Helme. I suppose officially it’s water spirit of everlasting darkness.” (Shuuya)

“I’m one of Master’s <Head Servant Leaders>, Viine.” (Viine)

“I’m His Excellency’s water, Helme.” (Helme)

Hearing the word spirit, Mysty’s eyes widened, and she bowed her head while genuflecting.

“Spirit-sama…it’s the first time in my life that I see a spirit with a defined shape…” (Mysty)

“That’s a good attitude. Make sure to not be rude to His Excellency…” (Helme)

Helme raises her chin and takes an arrogant attitude as if looking down on Mysty.
She makes the bluish black skin all over her body wave while shaking her long eyelashes.
It’s an intensity at the level of witnessing a water goddess for an instant.
It’s Helme-san changing the mood by letting her sadistic streak free reign.

“Y-Yes.” (Mysty)

“And, next to them are Yui and her father, Kaldo.” (Shuuya)

“I’m Yui. I’m one of Shuuya’s <Head Servant Leaders>. Best regards.” (Yui)

“I’m called Kaldo. I’m milord’s chosen bloodkin as <Servant Leader>.” (Kaldo)

Mysty raises her head slightly, obviously feeling overwhelmed, and speaks up,

“…Everyone is Shuuya’s subordinate…” (Mysty)

“Yeah, he’s the person I love.” (Rebecca)

“Nn, I’m his friend and also lover.” (Eva)

“I am Master’s eternal lover and subordinate.” (Viine)

“He’s my friend, and sweetheart, lover? Anyway, the person I love.” (Yui)

“His Excellency is a supreme being.” (Helme)

“Milord is a wonderful and splendid lord.” (Kaldo)

Mysty is bewildered by everyone’s words.

“So, these are the members. Are you fine with that, Mysty?” (Shuuya)

“…Honestly, I’m surprised, but it’s you we’re talking about here. And…even if there are other women, my feelings haven’t changed…shit, shit, shit!” (Mysty)

With her cheeks becoming red at some spots, Mysty fell back to her usual habit at the end of her words with a quiet voice.

“I see, I see…I see, what? Shuuya, yet another woman…”

“Nn, it’s fine if Shuuya wishes for it.” (Eva)

Did Rebecca rip off someone’s joke?

“The increase of His Excellency’s subordinates and manservants is an auspicious event.” (Helme)

“…It still hasn’t been decided that she will become my subordinate…it’s just about her joining my party.” (Shuuya)

I looked at Mysty who dons an uneasy expression.

“Subordinate…I will be delighted if I can become Shuuya’s subordinate…you’re the person who changed my heart. And, I believe that it’s some kind of fate for us to meet again.” (Mysty)

For real?

“Well, I don’t think you have to hurry with such things.” (Shuuya)

“No. Or are you not taking a former bandit, former noble and woman, who has the hobby of making magic dolls, into consideration…?” (Mysty)

“As if. I like beautiful women. I’m also very interested in magic dolls. But, it’s not too late to become my subordinate after you join my party and challenge the labyrinth together with us, right?” (Shuuya)

“Well, that’s true. Okay, I understand. So, when are you going to challenge the labyrinth?” (Mysty)

Today I will kill the evil god’s pawn, Pax. If he’s not there, I will go to Zaga’s place for greetings, and then…

“…How about in three days?” (Shuuya)

“Sure. It’s fine for me to just come to this mansion in the morning on that day?” (Mysty)

“That fits.” (Shuuya)

“Alright. Well then, everyone. I will come here again in three days. Please take care of me at that time.” (Mysty)

“Yeees~” (Rebecca)

“Nn.” (Eva)

Rebecca and Eva nod while smiling.

“See you in three days.”

“Yes.”

Yui and Viine answer without any change on their expressions.

“…”

Kaldo and Helme stayed silent.
Mysty leaves through the front gate as I watch her back.

“Now then, I guess it’s time to defeat the evil god’s pawn.” (Shuuya)

“The adventurer Pax Raghredoah. Though I think it’s very likely that he’s in the labyrinth right now.”

“That’s true. If that’s the case, we will go to Zaga’s place.”

“Zaga?”

“An acquainted master smith. Zaga and Bon. I’m indebted to them since they made my Magic Halberd and armor. And they are friends who are taking care of a girl called Rubia. Both are wonderful smiths who deserve my respect.” (Shuuya)

I’m reminded of Zaga’s craftsman face and Bon’s round face.

“Shuuya’s armor…that’s really amazing. I think I want to meet them.”

“Nn, I really want to meet…the dwarves who are Shuuya’s respected friends.” (Eva)

Rebecca and Eva said while looking serious.
Given that Viine has already met them, she nods silently.

“Understood. But, I guess for starters we will head to Pax’ mansion.” (Shuuya)

“Nn, understood. A showdown with an evil god’s apostle.” (Eva)

“I’ve gotten good at using the blue fireballs in the battle against the leaders and soldiers of 【Anbu’s Right Hand】, so I’m looking forward to it. Also, cooperating with Eva is fun.” (Rebecca)

“Nn, Rebecca was cool back then. The barrage of blue fireballs going whoosh bam was amazing.” (Eva)

Eva seems to have been influenced by Rebecca’s energetic activities.
The battle at the front of Hyatos’ mansion might have been intense.

“Your Excellency, it’s going to be the turn of my water, right?” (Helme)

“Master, the preparations are in order.” (Viine)

Helme and Viine say while pressing one knee against the floor next to me.

“It’s the guy I heard about yesterday, isn’t it? I can go as well.” (Yui)

“Milord, please give me your order.” (Kaldo)

Yui and Kaldo demonstrate their motivation with fighting spirit dwelling in their eyes.

“Nn, Rollo-chan has already transformed.” (Eva)

Just as Eva says, Rollo, who was at my feet, has transformed into a form close to a black horse or lion.
She immediately twines a tentacle around me.
She did the same for Viine, too, and placed both of us on her back
However, she doesn’t do the same for the others.

“Wait a sec…Rollo-chan. You won’t let me ride you?” (Rebecca)

“Nn, Rollo-chan, only giving Viine a ride…” (Eva)

“Maybe Rollo-chan has her own preferences too…” (Yui)

Yui is caressing the glossy black fur while saying so.
But…her smile doesn’t reach her eyes.
She glared at Viine whom I’m holding in my arms.

“Rollo-sama previously told me that she likes my scent. I’m sure Rollo-sama made the judgment that I should be the one to be closest to the strong male Master. Fufu.” (Viine)

Viine plainly explains, apparently excited.

“You’re sure getting cocky there. Your Excellency, please give me permission to submerge Viine in water…” (Helme)

“I permit it.”

“Nn, me too.”

“Ah, of course me too.”

It’s a formation of Viine vs. Helme, Rebecca, Eva and Yui. Their quarreling has started again…
I look at the sole male bloodkin, Kaldo, to get some help here.

“…”

Receiving that bloodthirsty atmosphere full of tension, Kaldo-san is nervous.
His eyes are restlessly wandering about and cold sweat runs down on his face…
Even if his eyes meet with mine, he immediately averts his eyes by looking downwards.
Ugh, what an undependable fellow.

“…Master, everyone is persecuting me…” (Viine)

Viine nonchalantly says something like that while hugging me.

“…I feel irritated~”

“Nn, but Rollo-chan made her choice. I’m in a wheelchair…” (Eva)

“Your Excellency, please, your permission.” (Helme)

“There’s no way that I will give you such a permission, is there? Don’t fight. Rollo, give them rides without being partial.” (Shuuya)

“Nyao.”

The horse-like Rollodeen meowed a bit loudly.
Rollo gives Rebecca, Yui, and at last Eva alongside her wheelchair a ride.

“Rollo-sama…I’m…”

“Nya? Nyaan.”

Rollodeen turns her big face towards Helme, apparently intending to apologize for not giving her a ride.
She licked Helme’s face with her large tongue.

“Helme, won’t it be fine if you come back into my eye?” (Shuuya)

“Yes… I shall do so.” (Helme)

Helme liquefies, draws an arc in a spiral and enters my left eye.
Kaldo doesn’t get on Rollodeen’s back either, but well, he’s a <Servant Leader> and also a man.

“Well then, let’s go. Kaldo, follow us.” (Shuuya)

“Yes, milord.” (Kaldo)

Rollodeen heads towards the front gate while walking across the courtyard.
She skillfully opens the gate with her tentacles and starts to advance along the alley.

 

 

 


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