Chapter 387 Iglued and Sarahs Voice
After returning Adombraly into the ring of
, I grabbed Iglueds seed.
Helme, Kisara, Ill pour mana into this one in front of everyone on the training ground. This seed contains a being that used to be Evil Spirit Spear Iglued. If it develops into a battle, well annihilate her together.
Shall I use my water jail?
Rather than that, prepare 18 ice spears.
Helme creates ice coc.o.o.ns on both her hands and feet. Wait, so she can use the coc.o.o.ns on her feet as well? Her color also changes from an Asiatic dayflower blue to a deep gray-blue, and since its bordered by a peac.o.c.k blue, the blue and its graduations look very pretty.
Shuuya-sama, are you sure? Kisara asks with a warning tone.
Ive heard about her clash with Iglued. But, its worth a try.
Yep, I plan to pour mana into this seed, stone, or whatever.
I exchange a look with Rollo.
After a short meowing, she gets off my shoulder. As soon as her four paws touch the ground, her figure grows with a poof. In an instant she transforms into something resembling a bobcat. Running while letting her fur flutter, Rollo leaps straight towards the window which Helme and Kisara used to enter, and then jumps out of that window.
Once I tell Lash-san that Im going downstairs, she nods after tilting her head. She has apparently understood after watching Rollos actions. After a quick glance at her chest, I jumped out of the window together with Helme and Kisara.
After landing, Yo, Solobo, Quema, were heading over to the training ground.
Shuuya-dono, Id like some more of the vegetables, if possible.
The orcs have finished eating the vegetables from Hekatrail.
You like vegetables, Quema? But, that has to wait for later.
Alright. Im looking forward to it. The vegetables on the surface are quite delicious, I must say.
Thereupon, Solobo, whos wearing his umbrella while standing next to Quema, says towards Kisara, I hope to have a rematch soon, Kisara-dono. I havent had an opportunity to show you all of my swordsmans.h.i.+p yet, while hoisting up his silver sword.
Solobo, even if you talk to her, I doubt that Kisara understands orcish.
Upon my retort, Kisara asks, Shuuya-sama, what did the orcs say?
While looking straight into her eyes, I answer, It looks like you have ignited Solobos warrior spirit. He mentioned that hed like to have a rematch with you.
Is that so? I benefit more from my training with Rotalz, though.
Well, humor him if you feel like it.
I approach the training ground while talking with the orcs. Without using the wicket gate, I place a hand on the wooden fence surrounding the ground, and nimbly leap across it.
How smooth, Shuuya!
Shuuya-san, thanks for this black sweet.w.a.ter!
Ah, I also like this sweet.w.a.ter quite a bit. Storing away the snakes sweet.w.a.ter was a nifty idea.
Muu repeatedly bobs her head next to Sarah.
Your Excellencyyy, those orcs will be quite useful!
Its just as Adomos says! But, Id love to show you my new Love s.h.i.+eld Black Bone Cl.u.s.ter Soul technique, Your Excellency!
Ah, Emissary-samaa The cheese & bread is wonderful But Riedel-chans sweet with the name apple pie is much more delicious!
Everyone greets me with various comments. I inform all of them about the contract with Adombraly and Iglued.
So, as youve heard, Im going to pour mana into Iglued. Be on your toes.
Wait a moment. Before that Id like you to show me the ring thats connected to the skill
The bearded dwarf draws close to me. His eyes are glittering while fixed on my finger. It looks like hes curious about Adombraly.
Is it something similar to a magic tool?
Im also curious about the other ring, or rather, finger protector.
You mean Dark h.e.l.l Bone Knight? This is
Dwarf, for you to hold such interest in the ring-shaped magic tools of His Excellency
I see you have quite the keen discernment.
Just when Im about to explain, Adomos and Zemetas cut in. The Burning Knights step up to me, positioning themselves on my sides as if to protect me from Domidon.
Umm, Bone Knights, if you stand there, I cant see anything
You may examine us instead.
Indeed. I heard from Moga-don that youre a mad professor who tried to cut off Nemus-donos arm and leg.
Thats why we cannot allow you to get close to His Excellency.
You see, that was
Professor, Im very interested in those beings called Bone Knights, no, Burning Knights. Please look at the smoke in their chests.
I see. This trenchrib cage trench is alive?
You can also slightly see what appears to be intestines. Ah, black smoke is
You were called Mie, werent you? Id like you to stop tickling me.
Mie-san! They might be Shuuyas subordinates, but that doesnt change them being Spirit World Knights! Dont provokethem too much.
Its alright, Butch-san.
The Burning Knights shower him with a glare. But then again, his burning eyeb.a.l.l.s look like theyre glaring to begin with
Ill punish Iglued with my Moga Sword Style.
I am, Nemus.
Moga and Nemus are standing along the fence.
Okay, you done then? Burning Knights, you guys step back a bit as well. However, since it might turn into a battle, you should get ready in advance.
Leave it to me!
Leave it to me! Emissary-samaa! Ill beat her black and blue!
Catiza-chan sure is lively. Shuuya, were here as well, so its okay.
Muu holds up her wood spear.
With Red Tiger here, I can feel relieved. Muu as well.
After addressing Sarah and Muu with a smile, I walk up to the center of the training ground. On the way, I summon Baldok. And while repeatedly summoning and erasing Ganghis in my left, I also invoke
is a crooked hand consisting of fine mana streams. I play around by having it move high above my head as if to check it out. Rollo and her squad are lured in by the movements of the mana hand. They intently gaze at it.
Anyway, no time for cats now. Currently Iglued is up.
I stare at the seed and erase the light-based wood surrounding Iglue at the same time. At this stage I could already communicate with Adombraly-kun, butIglueds seed doesnt show a single response.
There is a mark of a small lute and trees on the surface of the seed. Still, the pretty seed doesnt move at all as it lays on my palm. Has she died after all? I mean, Ive enveloped this seed with the light-based trees of
after pumping quite a bit of mana into it
Her not moving like this like a dead rock meansit might not have bore much meaning.
can generate light-based trees despite them originating from h.e.l.lrhone. Its a skill I acquired after multiple Extra Skills had a chain reaction.
Well, the proof is in the pudding. I ama.s.s my mana in my right hand, and drive a great amount of it into Iglued.
W-What terrific mana Various spirits are congregating around His Excellencys right hand
Spirit-sama? Sure, I can sense mana pressure, but
Helme and Kisara mutter.
I cant tell much more than the fact that hes gathering mana in his right hand either. Sarah adds.
I cannot even tell that much, butthe needle of this Precise Magic Examinator Prele is reacting quite intensely.
Professor, this valueis similar to the ancient ruins.
The professor holds one of the book-like items that are hanging from his waist. It looks like a bound book, but upon closer look, its more like a small, square box, I guess.
Yeah, its a mana value I havent seen often. It resembles that of the people who caused a dispute inside the ruin. Id love to recruit Shuuya-dono for my exploration party by all means
I think youd need to pay twice the amount of gold coins of Red Tiger Storms wage to hire Shuuya-san
Professor Domidon and his a.s.sistant Mie-san chat.
If youre going to hire Shuuya, you have to pa.s.s it through Gnther Moga whos in charge of negotiations in his clan, you know?
I am, Nemus!
Moga, just when did you become the one in charge of negotiations!?
Nemus expresses her intent by loosely moving an arm, as if asking me to forgive Moga, butin the end Im not quite sure what she wants to tell me.
Mie-san, please leave the persuasion of Shuuya to me. If we have Shuuya with us, the success of the ruin exploration party is as good as guaranteed. After all, hes the sole adventurer who contributed to the Evil Dragon King subjugation as a solo adventurer, you know? Leader also mentioned that he killed it in fact all by himself. Ive personally seen him coming out of the dragon kings mouth with my own two eyes. Back then I was deeply moved, or rather, trembling in excitement
Okay, thank you, Butch-san. Our research of the ancient letters is still only at its beginning.
Butch, if you manage to persuade him
The professor and Butch reveal weird smiles. Exactly because Butchs mustache and goatee are connected, it makes his face look weird.
An exploration party, huh? I do have interest in that, but
Just like the ring of
, this ma.s.s here also
Quema-sama, our lord
I know. Its shaking your belief in the Eight Greater Orc G.o.ds, isnt it?
Yes. To be honest, I didnt give much of a d.a.m.n about the many, many G.o.ds of the outside world, butthat and the existence of Spirit-samaI
Solobo, lets watch Shuuya-dono for now.
I cant see their expression, but it sounds like theyve been shaken in their beliefs.
A pause opens upeveryone is standing around, stirring, as they sense my mana with their bodies
As time pa.s.ses on, they begin to sigh.
Is it a lost case after all?
The instant I think that, Iglueds seed bounces. Leaving my palm, it floats up into the air. Its shape deforms audibly and becomes bigger by one full size. Having said that, its still small.
But, it appears that its not floating. Rather, Iglueds seed falls towards the ground thanks to gravity. As soon as it landseh?
It ends up digging underground while rotating.
Your Excellency, this is
So it means it was a seed after all?
Muu hops up and down, trying to approach it.
Muu, stay away. We dont know what might happen next.
Once I warn her with a stern look, Muu almost starts crying, but returns behind Sarah. There she sniffles Sarahs red m.u.f.fler. Without me noticing, shes become attached to Sarah, it seems.
Is it because Kisara and Helme, who have been training her, are as strict as Master? Then again, it might be simply because she was happy over receiving black sweet.w.a.ter from Sarah.
Just like Muu, the others around me are noisy as well.
Suddenly, the ground, where Iglued had dug itself in, bulges unnaturally.
Dont tell me
But it was just that.
A green leaf suddenly pops out of the ground. Apparently it has started to budfor it to really have been a seed and not a stone
The leaves are growing in number. The stalk is getting thicker too. That goes way beyond Dormancy Breaking, doesnt it?
The stalk has exceeded 30 cm by now, I think. Since its obvious that my mana would become a trigger, I could have antic.i.p.ated as much, butthe roots are also spreading while rising to the surface
Theres a handprint in the center of the stalk. A depression for my hand?
Still, if it grows this quickly
Oh? The growth has halted.
Its appearance is similar to a miniature version of a banyan tree, but its quite thick. I guess it was a tree that was previously reflected in Iglueds eyes.