After saying goodbye to Nei, we returned to Grigit.
I didn't want to go back to Northstar right away.
Because of this, I am forced to make changes to my plans.
The original plan was to go to a certain village in Grigit.
We wanted to go to the capital from there, but thanks to our stop at the hidden fairy village, it ended up leading us to a detour that ended up being important.
But it was good.
I was able to save both Nei and the city of Northstar.
Our plans didn't necessitate that we travel in a hurry, so we were able to be flexible in terms of the places we visit.
...Although now I have to speed up the pace.
"The food at the inn yesterday was delicious. I didn't want to eat the internal organs, but when I tasted it, it was tasty."
"The owner recommended it to us."
"Frau is not a big fan of such food, I prefer something simpler."
The three of us exchanged a few words in harmony
"By the way, Frau, I've never seen you in that state before."
"Sure! The Lord doesn't care too much about the strength of his companions just because he's strong. You should have more confidence in us, so you'll be able to rely more on your useless slaves!"
"I agree with you on that. Master has a tendency to try to do everything himself, so he has to rely more on us!"
"This is not what I was referring to."
While we were talking I was fighting a tiger. Well, I can't necessarily say a fight, since I was playing with it, but the tiger thought so otherwise.
When I grabbed him by the back of the neck and lifted him up, he suddenly changed his behavior and started making a weird noise, like he was begging me to put him down.
You know you are no match for me when you fail to bite first.
Occasionally, even the monsters are wild and boring.
"I wonder how much a tiger's skin will is worth"... Hearing that, the tiger became nervous.
"Just kidding, but I hope I don't see you around here again."
I threw the tiger and as soon as it hit the ground, it ran away at full speed without looking back.
Soon after, Panda peeked out of the backpack.
I guess he was hiding because he thought it was too much trouble.
"Look at Frau's stats."
Speaking of which...
- Level: 190
- Name: Frau
- Age: 28 years old
- Gender: Female
- Race: Fairy
- Jobs: Blacksmith, Priestess (slave)
- Attack power: LvL 6
- Agility: LvL 8
- Guardian: LvL 4
- Growth Prayer: LvL 10
The increase in skills caused them to grow at a frightening rate.
What is this growth prayer?
"Growth Prayer is a skill that works for plants. As the name implies, it accelerates growth and speeds up the harvest time of crops."
"Hey, are you a blacksmith?"
"Yes, because I'm from a blacksmithing family."
That explains why she uses a hammer as a weapon.
So does that mean Papau makes armor?
Maybe I should ask him if he could make me a good quality knife next time.
"Just so you know, my Lord, there's also more to see."
"You mean the part about your age?"
"No! I'm talking about my level! I've improved a lot since the last battle!"
"Well, that's true, Frau-San."
"Please stop, thank you." (It angers her to be called San, since they realized she is older than they are.)
Frau rose from level 130 to 190 in the last battle.
Well, it is normal to happen if you have defeated a large number of demons.
Kaede has reached level 260. Soon she will be on a par with me.
And meanwhile I'm still stuck at level 300. The experience saving skill absorbs everything.
No matter how much experience is doubled, it is difficult to move up when most of it is being absorbed.
This ability is like a parasite.
《Notice: magic saving and skill experience saving have been restored.》
Messages appeared in my field of vision.
I think I spoke too fast. I guess these will suck up a lot of my experience as well.
The village was hidden deep within the mountains.
Far from the city, people continue to live their lives as in the past.
Of course, there is no shower, there are no convenient items, there are few wizards, and it is an old town that goes to the trouble of boiling water using wood fire every day.
However, this village is actually one of the best tourist spots that Grigit has to offer.
As proof of this, the town is filled with several inns and is crowded with travelers.
There are carved wooden bears and wild boars sold as souvenirs in the stores.
In one restaurant, there is a sign that says "the famous Patthang village tit bread".
Boob bread: what every man needs.
''By the way, Master, after leaving the village as planned, we'll be heading to the capital, right?''
"Yes, we will wait for Sain and the others there. Nei said that if we go back to Balseille now, we'll just be going around in circles. It'd be better to ambush them at that place to end this."
I will free Lisa and Soara, then I will kill Sain.
However, I would like to talk to him before that.
Of course that includes Lisa and Soara.
This time, I am determined to find out what is true.
"Don't think too much about it."
"I'm sorry. It was showing on my face, wasn't it?"
Kaede gently puts her hand on my arm and looks at me with concern.
I have acted as if I am trying not to worry my friends as much as possible, but it is not easy.
"You should eat this to cheer yourself up!"
Suddenly, Frau puts something white in my mouth.
I chewed it and the sweetness spread in my mouth.
She, too, is having what appears to be white bread.
"Amu, what is this?"
"They were selling it at that place."
This town praises boobs a lot.
The surface dough is spongy and delicious.
I broke it in half and handed one to Kaede.
"Nom, I missed this taste!"
Kaede's tail swished back and forth vigorously.
Panda was mesmerized by the movements of her tail and kept looking from side to side.
"Did you eat this too, Kaede?"
"Yes, my grandmother would secretly feed it to me without my mother's knowledge."
"Well, she was actually my grandmother's grandmother..."
She clenched her fists as she told me.
I made her stop when I realized it hurt to remember it.
But does the Beastkin race live for so long?
Or was her great-grandmother someone very special?
My doubts about how Kaede came to be a slave further invade my head.
I forgot to ask her how she got to this point.
I am failing as her master by not knowing my slave's past.
"Lord! Look at that!"
Frau grabs my head and forces me to turn forward.
Hey, that was pretty rough.
You are a slave, you should be more gentlel with your master.
When my eyes focused on the street, there was a crowd of people in front of the cows.
"The specialty of the people of Patthang, the best milk you'll ever find! 500 for a glass, get in line!"
People line up.
The owner pours the milk from the pot into a glass and gives it to the customer.
The customers have milk mustaches and look happy.
I didn't know the tits this town kept praising belonged to cows.
I thought it was a different kind of boob. What a disappointment.
"Master, let's go have a drink."
"Frau wants a drink too! I'm sure Panda would also like some!"
"All right, but don't pull me."
Two slave girls and an animal pull me by my clothes to get me to line up.
Right next to the stall was a boy who was milking the cow vigorously.
We each received a glass and drank together.
"Hmmm, it's so sweet and delicious!"
"Fuha ~, delicious ~"
"It's very good, it makes Frau happy."
It was so delicious that we had a second glass.
Hmm, did I hold the glass too tightly that it started to break?
I looked for cracks in the glass but didn't find any.
Paki, Paki Paki Paki
That familiar sound kept echoing inside my head.
It can't be... But if the last reports were from the savings system...
《 Notice: Since the skill saving's level has reached the upper limit, it will be paid upon ranking up》
《Notice: The payout has been improved by the effect of UP skill》
《Notice: Skill savings has been damaged. It will take some time to repair》