VendM 068: The Battle Begins

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

The Battle Begins

“Leader. There’s a report from Red that a Ghost King-like monster has been discovered.”

Thanks to the Divine Blessing that can communicate long distances that the Red-White twins have, we are able to contact Red and two of the Big-Eaters Brigade that have gone out for reconnaissance.

“Found it, huh? Have Red and the others continue to observe it at a fixed distance away. Our side should get hurry up too.”

So this is it. I think I’ll manage after simulating it in my mind many times, but if something happens then let’s dedicate myself to defense. (more…)

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Fluvia 19: Fluvia Investigates Again

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Chapter 19: Fluvia Investigates Again

Just when I began to mull the information over, a light tap sounded on the door.

Shoot.

Due to the sensitive talks, I had sent Mary outside.

Of course a lot more politely than Bolther did.

I made to stand up, but before I could, Sir Edgar had swiftly stood up, crossed the room, and asked,

“May I ask who it is?”

“H-her servant, the maid Beth, has arrived-!”

Ah. Beth sounds so flustered at the unexpected person responding. (more…)

Cursed 30: The Soul, Defined

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Chapter 30: The Soul, Defined.

I won’t give up just yet.

I don’t think I’m that far off from common sense – just yet!

“Wait a second, please! Even if you say you can’t get Blessings from hard work, that’s how I was able to get and level my [Cooking] Blessing this far-! Aren’t there milestones to leveling Blessings?”

Oh.

Hey, Minerva-sama is suddenly shocked into silence.

That’s… I probably shouldn’t be feeling a small bit of satisfaction like this.

“Well. That is somewhat outside of my expectations…” (more…)

Kujonin 43

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Kujonin
Author: Hanabokuro

Story 43

“This is my private school. It teaches humanization magic to dragons chased out of their dens and those who wish to live normally as humans. Humans don’t come here, aslo.”
Black Dragon, a gentleman with slick-backed hair, gave us the explanation.
“For humans not to come here, what do you mean, even though the town’s so close?”
Black Dragon raised an eyebrow at Velsa’s question.”
“All of you, did you not look at this port town? Aa, it’s night so it’s dark, isn’t it. It would be good for you to take a look when it’s morning.”
I used the Search Skill to search out the port town.
It’s full of the red dots of monsters.
Then the drunk I saw earlier is…
“Is it zombies?” (more…)

Kujonin 42

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Kujonin
Author: Hanabokuro

Story 42

We arrived at this island before down, so it seems like it’s a time were there’s still no one up and about.
It seems that the port town this island has is called Caria
The lights in town were dark; only the building on the outskirts of town had lights in it.
The building faces the ocean, so we’re landing in front of the building.

I can see the shadow of a person staggering on the far pier.
Drank until he’s dead drunk, I assume.

“I also feel like I’m drunk…” (more…)

Kujonin 41

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Kujonin
Author: Hanabokuro

Story 41

I took the large magic stone Red Dragon gave me from out of the item bag and showed it to the water dragon.

“Right, right, that’s it. That Red Dragon boy gave it to you, correct?”
“Yes. Should I return it?”
“Oh no, it’s fine, it’s fine. It’s something, like, a dragon’s mark, so don’t lose it, ‘kay?”
Currently, this matter has a really troublesome scent to it.
Like I thought, I shouldn’t have taken this thing from the red dragon.
It’s to the point that I want to throw it away right here if I could.
You can’t give away just anything.
Expensive things are never really free, after all.

“Do you have any business here?” (Naoki)
“Like, not business, but I’m way troubled; won’t you save me?” (more…)

Fluvia 18: Fluvia Learns about Taxes

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Chapter 18: Fluvia Learns about Taxes

“… and so I’m a little concerned that Sir Bol – that I might be obstructed a little in this endeavor.”

– is how Sir Edgar finished telling his tale.

Hm… so there was that kind of power-play going on.

It seems our current Steward is bullying our future Steward.

Although it’s just Sir Edgar’s side of the story, hearing him somewhat vent his frustrations about being suppressed in our Household, well…

Unfortunately, his story confirmed a lot of my suspicions. (more…)

OriginStory 37: Teleporting into the Raid

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Chapter 37: Teleporting into the Raid

One slightly disorienting teleportation later –

“… wtf?! Why are BouRin here?!”

Stein, with his gigantic scythe on his shoulder, threw a string of cusses after his exclamation for good measure.

“Shit, do we NOT want to actually beat this raid or something?!”

Finding himself the center of attention, Rinrin waves cheerfully, while Bou doesn’t really react.

“Hey, hey, it’s Stein-! What, you’re still on about that? Jeez! I already said it wasn’t our fault. You guys were the ones to say you’d rather die than get healed by me. Right, Bou?”

“Un. And we even helped you guys along so you could die faster.” (more…)

VendM 067: Plans from Now On

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Plans from Now On

When one week since the beginning of the search, Ramis had gotten quite a bit more used to things and has become able to fight everything except corpse demons. Corpse demons look like that after all, so I well understand her reluctance to smash them with her fists.

I, who got attached to corpse demons from the previous matter, am also saved from not watching them get pulverized from point-blank range.

“Leader, you’ve thought of how we’ll deal with the Ghost King if we find it, ya?”

Hyurumi, who has no part to play when it comes to battle and has recently always been in the wagon doing something or other, poked her head out and asked Leader so. (more…)

Fluvia 17: Fluvia Considers Both Stewards

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Chapter  17: Fluvia Considers Both Stewards

Phew…

Somehow, things seem to have gone okay.

That was seriously nerve-wracking.

If you’re wondering why I didn’t push harder to get Bolther fired, well, this kind of thing is a delicate situation.

You can’t just get rid of an elderly man who’s done many years of service to your family without a justifiable reason.

And just so you know, because your 5-year-old child said so isn’t a valid reason.

Bullying the elderly, returning merits with punishment, not respecting your aides – it’s completely against the codes of chivalry in this country.

I’d need to at least enlist the approval of Father’s closest right-hand man – which is the Dellarose Steward, which is that exact Bolther.

Although my visiting hours were long since over – honestly the young Sir Edgar had overstayed himself, but I suppose it was a fruitful period of time so I can’t be too upset – there was a light tap at my door.

“Who comes to the Young Lady’s door?”

Mary said as she stood, giving me a questioning glance. (more…)