I knew I had arrived somewhere, but it was dark and I couldn't see anything.
In the center of the room, a form of white core began to emit light, illuminating the entire room.
"What is this place, the dungeon?!"
[My room] was a place with a considerably large area.
The room is one hundred square meters, and the ceiling is high enough to exceed ten meters.
The light source is a crystal in the center of the room, but it's so bright that it appears to emit light throughout the room.
"If the core is here, that means that..."
I opened the stats window, and checked which floor we were on.
Surprisingly, it was not the top floor, but unlike this room, there was a blue core.
Apparently, it is different from this crystal.
The stairs leading down are hidden by a door that ordinary adventurers will not find.
I started looking around and had an idea.
Why don't we turn this place into a warehouse?
So there would be more room for future storage purposes, especially since "Magic Storage" is almost full.
Plus, I can always come back here to pick up things I need, or bring things I might need for a special occasion with ease.
I have decided to leave a lot of my belongings and money here.
"Master, can I also have some space here?"
"Sure, take as much space as you need."
"I don't need that much, I'll just put my collection here."
Kaede takes out a box from the "Magic Storage" containing her personal items.
He also took out several unfamiliar boxes and placed them in a corner.
Opening one of the boxes, he pulled out what looked like a cloth and buried her face in it.
Her tail began wagging vigorously.
I feel like I'm looking at something I shouldn't be.
I think it will be a good idea to give her a bit of room to put her things in. It'll be good for Kaede.
"This is Frau's space!"
"You think you had your eye on this space first?"
"First come, first served! Find another spot!"
"What are you doing!? Are you trying to fight me!?"
In one corner, Frau and Panda were fighting.
As Panda is bigger, Frau is easily outclassed and raises the white flag.
"All right, Frau will take that corner over there!"
"Why are you chasing me, Panda? Now you're just trying to annoy me!"
"Kyu, kyu, kyu."
"Panda, you're being annoying!"
The fight between Frau and Panda starts again.
They seem as close as if they were lifelong friends.
Panda is glad to have a friend.
"Now that we know where to put our stuff, let's get back to the surface."
We held hands and teleported back to where we were.
I packed my things and then we left the house.
I locked the door and handed the keys to Jonathan.
"Where are you going now?"
"We'll go to Grigit for now. We'll be in touch through the guild if we need anything."
"Remember to stay out of trouble in other countries. You are a decorated hero in this country."
We have been in the royal capital for a little over a week.
We are finally continuing our journey again.
I feel like I'm taking it too easy, but it's the right thing to do for the sake of my journey
We ate lots of delicious food, saw many interesting things and spent time in harmony with our friends.
That is what the "Manyu Brigade" is all about.
"We'll see you again soon."
"Be careful on your journey."
I shook Jonathan's hand. I am grateful to him, he has been very helpful.
I hope the next time we meet, it will be under better circumstances.
"Hm? What about Panda?"
Panda spins around Jonathan and digs into his stomach with great force.
I guess it's their way of saying goodbye.
Jonathan crouched down while placing his hands on his abdomen, the blow must have hit him hard.
"Apologize for what you did, Panda!"
"That looks painful."
We left the city as if we were fleeing.
After leaving the royal capital, we safely entered the neighboring country of Grigit.
Grigit is a relatively small country.
Most of it is covered with forests, and it is also a mysterious country with many legends.
It is also famous for its fairy inhabitants. Besides that, the last temple of sacred weapons is here.
"Haah, it's another beautiful day."
"Good morning, Master."
Kaede was sitting on a chair near the bed.
Judging from the big smile on her face, she looked to be in a great mood.
She wagged her tail from side to side and her ears twitched more than usual.
Hmm... Why is my shirt wet...?
Above me was Frau sleeping on top of Panda.
Panda seemed to be annoyed by the drool.
"Are we heading to the hidden fairy village today?
"Yes. After all, it was Frau's idea to go there."
"...Maybe she's trying to get her Lord to do a particular task."
"It's possible. Looks like she was looking for me."
I looked at Frau and couldn't help but laugh at her unkempt appearance.
Panda approached me, and I pressed my finger to Frau's cheek.
"Ugu, Ugugu, what's wrong...?"
"You were having a nightmare."
"I'm surprised you didn't wake up."
Okay, enough with the jokes.
I quickly changed clothes and put on my equipment.
I stopped for a moment to look at my armor. It was in bad shape.
I think it's about time I buy a new one.
We should stop by the armor store before going to the fairy village.
"Master, your armor looks like it's about to break."
"I was just thinking the same thing."
"In that case, I know a good place to find some new armor."
I'm having a sudden feeling of déjà vu.
On the way to the fairy village, we visited the second temple of the sacred sword.
The reason we came to this place was because of Kaede.
"Haven't we already gone to a sacred temple and retrieved the sword? What I need now is armor."
"Master, do you no longer remember that the object we had found became a sword afterwards?"
That's true, but... How is this supposed to become armor?
"It is generally considered a holy sword, but in reality, "Holy Armaments" have properties that are not restricted by form. If you want, it can become a sword, a spear, a shield or even a suit of armor."
"But this great sword will not become a one-handed sword."
"Of course, it cannot always be used freely. It will only take the form the owner desires once he takes it out."
Somehow I could understand what she meant.
I just have to think about wanting armor once I pull out the sword.
But, to my knowledge, I have never heard of anyone in possession of two or three sacred weapons.
Even the greatest hero who ever lived is said to have owned a single sacred sword.
"It's all right. After all, Master is Master."
"Why do you trust me so much?"
Frau, who was sitting on Panda's back, also nods with folded arms.
How can you be so sure of what Kaede says if you haven't even known me that long?
"This temple doesn't look that different from the previous one."
The temple was very similar to the one in Armand.
A huge pure white structure.
There is a divine and indescribable atmosphere.
I wonder if the reason there is no one protecting this place is because no one wants to risk getting close.
I only noticed after Kaede pointed it out.
There are a series of footprints leading to the temple.
Judging by the number of prints, there are 4 people.
It may be that the sacred weapon has already been taken by someone else.
I went to the door and opened it.
A light came on in the dark hallway.
I'm begin to walk deeper inside.
"Apparently they couldn't take it."
The sword before me shone brightly as light coming in from a stained glass window was reflected off of it.
Hmmm, I wonder if it really is the second sacred weapon.
Not that I doubt it, but I find it hard to believe.
What if it's not the second and it's a trap?
Is there a possibility of something like this happening?
It is better to take it out and clear away my doubts.
I stand in front of the sword.
I grip the hilt and control my breathing.
"You can do it, Master!"
Kaede's confident voice echoed throughout the room.