I carefully scrub with my brush and then use water magic to clean the surface of the ship.
The fact that my magic doesn't put a hole in it proves that this hull is quite resistant.
After cleaning the top of the ship, I went below to see how the work was progressing elsewhere.
The sailors work very hard to make the ship shiny.
With Kaede and Frau present, the ship looked brand new.
The vessel floating in the sea with a dull, iron color was an imposing figure
It is an object that seems to be the very form of a man's passion.
I can't wait to see it in action.
This boat is completely mine, but it will stay in Lastoria.
This country will manage and maintain it, so I couldn't be happier.
Also, while cleaning the ship, I received a message from King Armand.
"I have heard from the King of Lastoria about your quest to a new continent. You may have relinquished the title of hero, but you are still a member of our nation. If you have any requests, let me know. I will do my best to help. I look forward to your great discoveries. King Armand."
There is no escape.
I can feel the atmosphere developing into a grand plan along with the defeat of the demon king.
In fact, ever since we got this ship, the Lastoria people have been talking about the plan to explore the open sea.
A round trip that was thought to be almost impossible until now has been recognized as almost certain with the arrival of this ship.
Moreover, this is the first time a ship-shaped ruin has been found, so it is natural that it attracts attention.
"My Lord, it appears that the cleaning is complete on the outside and inside!"
"Thank you for the report."
In addition to cleaning, we have to load the supplies.
I still can't rest easy.
"I think that's it."
"We did it!"
The voices of the sailors echoed through the harbor.
Then, ships loaded with goods began to move one after the other.
Heading for the ruin ship anchored offshore.
Looking through my binoculars, I could see workers hoisting the cargo with ropes.
"We'll be done soon."
"It's taken us two weeks to finish this."
"It was inevitable, the original plan has undergone major changes."
In the original plan drawn up by the king of Lastoria, only a maximum of thirty-five people could participate.
But, with the arrival of this ship, it allowed that number to rise even higher.
As a result, the ship has a medical bay and a dining room prepared.
There will also be captains who will manage the ship while I am gone.
Frau returns from the ship on top of Panda.
"Have they finished loading supplies yet?"
We are now ready to leave.
Two carriages arrived at the port at just the right time.
Both carrying Keios and King Lastoria each.
"Hmm, it's still spectacular no matter how many times I see it. An ancient ship built with the lost technology of the ancient race that can surely cross the open sea."
"His Majesty says that you will be given a title and land depending on the results of this expedition. You belong to Armand, but you must never forget that this plan is directed by our country."
The king nods in satisfaction at Keios' words.
Both Armand and Lastoria are the two countries that have high expectations regarding the situation that is being handled.
It is natural that this would happen, since national power varies greatly depending on the matter at hand.
Well, I don't think I'll be able to tell the difference, so I'll give it to the two countries at random.
I may not discover things that are really useful.
"The trip will start the day after tomorrow at dawn. Make sure you are prepared."
We nodded in agreement.
The sun had not yet risen.
We went out the front door of the Eiban house.
Today will mark the beginning of the nation of Lastoria's initiative to survey the open sea.
There are three objectives.
- Go to Kaede's hometown.
- Finding the place where my mother lived.
- To travel leisurely through the new continent.
In other words, this does not change our original plans at all.
Only now we are making this trip on behalf of Lastoria.
Walking, seeing unusual things, eating well, making friends, plain and simple.
As soon as I walked out the door, I saw Keios.
I can't help but notice how calm he seems.
"Your mission is simple, visit places, see unusual things, eat well, and make friends."
"And I suppose you're also going to find out Misty's origin."
He looked at the sky with his hands behind his back.
"I don't think she lost her memory."
"What do you mean?"
"...I have a feeling that there is some big secret concerning the other continents that we can't even imagine. I think she didn't want to tell us, so she pretended to have amnesia."
"Do you think she was hiding something? Aren't you overthinking things?"
"I hope you are right, and that this is just mere speculation."
Keios smacked me on the back at the same time as he said, "I'll be waiting for your return."
"You have arrived."
For some reason, Bill was in port.
He had his sword drawn and was blocking our way.
"What are you doing?"
"If you go on this trip, you won't be back here for a long time. Before that happens, I want to settle a score with you - which of us is the stronger man?"
He was doubting his words as he wielded his sword.
"Face me! Fight with pride like the nobleman you are! You can't help it, you're an Eiban!"
"No, I'm just a commoner."
"Stop saying nonsense! We're cousins! That makes you a nobleman! If anything happens to me, you'll be the successor of the Eiban family!"
The speed of his attacks increases.
Their sharpness and precision are intensified.
I told Kaede and Frau not to interfere.
I didn't draw my sword, so I just focused on dodging his attacks.
"Make sure you come back alive! I won't let you die out there!"
"Don't let anyone beat you! I will defeat you! You are my rival, and I will be waiting for you, stronger than ever!"
I almost burst out laughing when I heard Bill's words.
I guess I can't ignore his feelings and keep playing with him. So I decided to take another stance and prepared to fight.
He is somewhat clumsy just like his father, he has a hard time seeing things that are in front of him, but I will not repeat the same mistakes that those two brothers had.
I drew my sword.
And in the blink of an eye I cut the blade of his sword in half.
The blade fell to the ground.
"See you soon, Toru."
"Same to you, Bill."
Thus concluded our farewell.
I put my sword back in its sheath without looking back.
"We've been expecting you, sir."
In the port were all the sailors who would accompany us on this trip.
There was no need for them to wait for us at the port. But as a matter of principal for the captain and crew, they want to make sure that the Lord is well embarked.
They say it makes them feel more secure.
It is something I do not understand.
On the shore was a boat gleaming under the light.
It was the ruin ship "Rorik".
It is named after my father, he was someone who loved the sea.
Keios was very pleased.
We climbed up the rope ladder to the deck.
The captain and his crew of fifteen were lined up.
"We are ready to set sail, Toru-Sama."
"Okay, we can go now."
The black-bearded captain nodded and signaled his crew.
The rope ladder was picked up and a sound was heard coming from the ship to report the departure.
The anchor is raised and the ship begins to silently move forward.
The captain and crew have already learned how to handle the ship.
Some things still took some getting used to, but getting it up and running is no problem at all.
The ship entered the sea and gradually moved away from the harbor.
"We've finally made it, Master."
"I guess we won't be back for a while."
"Everyone in town will be jealous. We'll go to the outside world, we'll see things no one has ever seen before."
Yes, it's uncharted territory that we're going into.
I can't help but be excited.
At the same time I heard kaede's voice, I saw the sun appear in the east.
I squinted at the dazzling golden light.
The sky seemed to have a gradation of orange to dark blue.
Kaede entwined her arm with mine.
"I will be with you wherever you go, Master."
"Yes, we will go together to new lands."