Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
As Night Gives Way to Dawn
After logging in, as I descended from the inn’s second floor to the first floor, the inn’s proprietor was waiting for me.
“I have received a message from Zetan-sama for you. [I am currently at the Fenrir Estate in the Royal Capital’s West District; at the time when you come, definitely drop by] is how it seems.”
Somehow or other, it seems to have gone well; since he carries a famous nickname, then it’s probably enough to be able to match with a lady of the Fenrir family. While thinking like that, I took the light meal the inn’s proprietor prepared.
By the way, it seems that the food here has the effect of raising all attributes.
I thought there had been a lot of fairies that came in off the streets just for the meals; even if it’s somewhat more expensive, it’s a meal that has the effect to make you more powerful; the price reflects this, of course.
I leisurely finished my meal, and as I was going to look for a job, I saw a large notice of some sort.
[Official Notice: By the Fairy Queen’s directive, to all wandering fairies in the vicinities of the South and West Inward Cities; cooperative with the knight fairies.]
Is what the preface said; the contents were, starting from the south towards the west and vice versa, to perform a pincer attack.
The damaging High Rabbits, as well as Wild Boars, War Goblins (the general term for the goblins who carry various roles, like the ones who assaulted the Fenrir lady) and the like are to be hunted down and subjugated.
There’s also an explanation that, on top of being compensated over 4000Glo from the Royal Treasury just for participating, depending on how many and what you subjugated, further rewards will be added on top of the compensation.
For those with confidence in their abilities, this is something where you could earn a staggering amount of money in one go, I bet. But.
“Proprietor, would it be ok for a human to participate in this…?”
I tentatively ask; if they don’t have enough manpower then I’m not reluctant to help, but I don’t want to be a hindrance either. In this kind of clean up plan operation, a comrade that’s a hindrance can be the worst enemy.
“It would be fine, you know; you have subjugated a fitting amount since the Southern Fortress Town, so there would be no problem for you to participate. Or rather, they would want you to participate.”
The proprietor answered, stroking his beard while thinking that ‘cleaning up’ was quite the chore.
Then let’s hurry up and take the request … –tte, again the sound of footsteps is drawing near.
The difference in footsteps are quite large; a 3 or 4 man group?
“We heard that ‘Wild Hair’ Zetan-dono was here!”
“Is that so? So he just left on a sudden journey…”
So said a female fairy, whose shoulders drooped in disappointment … by the way, it was 4 people who entered the in.
A very muscular male fairy wearing heavy armor.
A shota fairy with a short height carrying a staff and wearing a robe.
A girl fairy with fairy-type wings sprouting from her back; her weapon seems to be a rod.
And a female fairy carrying a one-handed sword and shield and wearing light armor makes 4; most likely the 4 of them joined up to be a party, I bet.
By the way, I have lost my chance to be able to take my leave, so I’m at a nearby table drinking grape juice… the inn’s proprietor treated me to this one cup.
“Yes, early this morning he took his leave; your timing did not seem to match his.”
At the inn proprietor’s voice, all for of them collapsed onto the table.
“What’re we gonna do, Lility; if Zetan-dono isn’t here, it’s going to be bad, zo.”
The heavy-armor wearing male fairy said.
“Uu, but, mou, this time, there’s no way we can cancel the quest, you know!? I don’t even know what will happen if we cancel a request made directly by Her Majesty the Queen … at the Southern Fortress Town, due to her selfish actions, the supervisor’s daughter caused lots of trouble to the people in the town; what punishment she received from Her Majesty the Queen is something I really don’t want to find out myself!”
The fairy-wing type fairy that I haven’t seen since the opening parade when I came to Fairy Country rebuked the armored male fairy with a teary face. I see, so that girl is called Lility.
“Even if you say that … right now it’s too tough for the 4 of us to go hunting High Rabbits and be able to defeat them. As Lility says, cancelling is out of the question, but as Roa said, that it’s going to be a really bad situation is also the truth, ne.”
Those were the words of the female fairy carrying the shield. So the man wearing the armor is Roa.
“B,but, for beginner wandering fairies like us, if we do this poorly, then the probability that one of us won’t be here anymore once the request is finished it high, you know … Mia.”
And so the shield-carrying fairy-san is Mia-san, ne.
“But you know, Colin. The ones who decided to take it was all 4 of us, right? If we do it alongside Zetan-dono then we’ll get money for equipment -! The one who jumped on it the strongest, Colin, was you, right?”
Here, the inn’s proprietor, who had been just watching up until now, opened his mouth.
“I have not seen your abilities in subjugation, but I can’t help but say it would be too reckless. If it were compulsory it couldn’t be helped, but this time it’s at the level of recommendation. In the first place, I feel I must say that acting under the assumption that someone you haven’t even invited into the party is going to be there is even more reckless.”
With that statement, it was like a hammer was swung down and crushed the 4.
From an experienced person’s eyes, what the fairy inn proprietor said was certainly true.
To accept the request as if you could do it without someone at the level who would be able to clearly complete the request is something you shouldn’t do.
Most likely the inn keeper that this party had been staying with had also tried to stop them, but since they expected to be able to join with Zetan, supposedly … but Colin said, if that Zetan-dono is with us then, and so the inn keeper authorized it.
“I apologize for being perfectly blunt, but if you don’t want to die, you should go add 1 or 2 more members. There has also been information of the monsters’ appearing in great numbers, so the way you all are, any one of you, anywhere, or all of you, are heading quickly towards the heavenly goddess’ side; you will make the goddess cry, you know?”
This statement was an even heavier blow; it brought forth a silence that seemed like they were at a wake. If this was a sitcom, there’d be a [chi-n] death bell sound effect that sounded through, I bet.
“Wh,whwhwhwhwhat are we going to do!? Is this going to be our ‘the end’!?”
Lility is already in panic mode.
Although the inn’s proprietor said to increase the members, for a request that’s urgently close to the time to leave, there’s probably pretty much no one available to newly join a party.
Of course they should already realize this, but … is money clouding their judgment?
“Pr,proprietor, do you know any wandering fairies with good skills!? Someone not already with a party!”
Mia, also half in tears, franticly clung on to the inn’s proprietor.
I understand where they’re coming from, but they’re way too unprepared, these guys are.
“Unfortunately… just about all of them have already accepted the request and are heading out to do their subjugations.”
Is what the inn’s proprietor declared, more or less as I expected. … But, he’s smiling.
Don’t look over heeere! Don’t tell me this is why he treated me to the juice!? I’ve been had!
“However, I can introduce you to a human adventurer. Look, the gentleman over there.”
At that instant, eight eyes turned this way and locked on.
They say that a drowning person will grasp even straw, but … so this is how kidnappings happen…
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv13
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv31
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, Liberator, ???
“The Fairy Queen’s Husband-san”, “Chef of the Battlefield-san”
A/n: Next expect joining the 4-man party and heading out to hunt.
<T/n: Thank you Skirie for the donation!>