Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
At the Eastern Gate
The stagecoach arrived at the Eastern Fortress-town; the three of us, me included, dismount the stagecoach and walked to the town’s gate. It’s to get the entrance permission and enter the Eastern Fortress-town. If it was Luna○○II, the stagecoach would be penetrate directly into the city, but it seems like it’s not the same situation here.
“Welcome to the Eastern Fortress-town. I beg your pardon, but please present your entrance permit.”
The gatekeeper was a strangely old soldier who asked us for our permits. Great and Rira pulled out their permits and I showed him the ring… and, when the soldier saw the ring he suddenly stiffened. Did he freeze up?
“E,excuse me; these two honorable ones have no problems; please pass on through.”
With that said, Great and Rira passed through. Are? Why was I stopped? While having such a question, the soldier whispered to me, “Do you have a little bit of time?”
And so, here is the soldiers’ barracks. If it’s napping facilities, those are there, but there isn’t much to stare at and look around. Mu, I feel kind of let down. By the way, the solder said “Sorry, but I ask you to change with me just for a really short time” to a nearby colleague and brought me here.
“I’m sorry for taking up your time; you are Earth-sama, na. … I am, formerly, the supervisor of the Southern Fortress-town.”
Aa, so that’s it; no wonder; I thought why one strangely old soldier was being a gatekeeper.
“I received punishment from the Queen before … it’s far too late now, but for my daughter’s foolish conduct to cause you such horrific inconveniences, I’m terribly sorry.”
—Mu? He’s a normal, good human being… although he’s a fairy.
“Regarding that, right now I have neither rage nor grudges about, rest assured.”
Actually, I’ve pretty much already forgotten about it. If you excessively continue to hold onto your hatred regarding past circumstances, nothing good will come out of it; I’ve learned in depth from experience. Of course it’s also not good to completely forget about it; if you repeat the same thing, you’d only be a fool after all.
“At that time, Her Majesty the Queen personally led the investigation; the deeds my daughter was guilty of were revealed in great company… I keenly realized that I had spoiled her far too much. In my sorrow from losing my wife, I doted on my daughter that was left behind; I am at my limits of being ashamed for not realizing anything at all.”
The former feudal lord now soldier in front of me is telling me his side, but that stupid daughter; everyone in town was tired of the child’s personal soldiers only giving orders to make things convenient for them; they also forcibly made the towns people reduce their drinking bills; they also sold fights to the townspeople to the point of causing injuries; they earned quite the grudges. That’s why at that time, the stupid daughter only came over and everyone hid me.
On top of that, when the occasional monster attack occurred, they suddenly hid themselves somewhere, it seems. Even though they usually stay within the town, it seems like sometimes the townspeople who kind of know how to handle the bow or magic will venture out to the battle front some, in order to provide assistance to the very front lines, but seems like they haven’t seen the stupid daughter and her soldiers even once.
Normally when outlaws and the like get violent, in that crucial time they’re completely useless. Even so, she’s the lord’s daughter, and the soldiers’ numbers are powerful, so the Southern Fortress-town’s citizens couldn’t even point a blade poorly at the stupid daughter. There are probably some people who have the thoughts of, “Why don’t you just assault them all at once?”, but I’ll respond with, “Then will you stand at the very front and be the trigger to attack them? It’s an opponent that has means of easily killing you, you know?” Furthermore, the soldiers cooperated so that all the secret missives to the central city were thoroughly destroyed; in only that part were they competent.
“After Her Majesty the Queen gave out punishment, when I saw the reality of the proofs laid out side by side … I turned around and for the first time pointed my sword at my daughter…. Her Majesty the Queen stopped me. ‘If you kill her here it will be over; thy daughter and her soldiers’ sins are not light; they must atone,’ were the words I received… I wished to start over as the lowest soldier.”
‘And thus, that is the reason I’m here. Once again, my daughter has troubled you,’ apologized the soldier, bowing his head. From there I left the soldiers’ barracks and returned once again to the Eastern Fortress-town’s gate, performed the entrance procedures, and finally I was able to step into the Eastern Fortress-town.
So that exchange that time in the south had that kind of backstory; so that’s there were that many soldiers who were going to interfere with me leaving the town… good grief, there are always going to be those people who are only talented in evil deeds, but they’re even in this world, na… come to think of it, the Queen said that they were sent to the west, but this guy has reformed, nee. Maa, if he hadn’t, this time he’d be bidding his head goodbye forever.
I wonder how everyone is doing at the Southern Fortress-town. After a little bit longer, I’d like to drink alcohol with everyone at that inn again. Thinking about that time, I continue walking on into the Eastern Fortress-town; first I need to find an inn.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv32
[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, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: “Fairy King Candidate”(jealous), “Chef of the Battlefield-san”
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