"Here's one too."
There was a magic circle in the room.
Also, it seems to be active, as it shines like the one I saw before.
I wonder where this one will take us .
Last time we ended up at the ruins of Northstar Forest, now I want to believe it may take us to a very remote place.
It's a damn magic circle with no promise of security.
But it is also true that my curiosity is stronger than my sense of caution.
I think I am destined to be traveling from ruin to ruin through magic circles.
Should I step on it or not? I really want to step on it.
What if it is a dangerous place...?
Hmmm... should I stop?
It is smart to hold back when considering the risks.
"Do what you think is right, Master, I will go wherever you go."
"Same here. And you don't have to worry about Frau, I'm strong now. I'm sure you'll be able to find some treasures there. Fufu."
Their words encouraged me.
I cannot be an adventurer if I am afraid.
We are a party that enjoys traveling.
I will solve the risks with force.
"Well, our next destination will be the other side of this circle!"
"Yes! Wohoo! Kyui!"
Now that we've taken care of all our doubts, we can calmly check the room.
Apparently there are no more rooms. So we decided to return to the village.
The chief elf fell out of his chair.
He held the back of his head and rolled on the ground.
He must have been hit very hard, it's a shame.
I turn my gaze to Kaede.
She nodded silently and used a healing wave on the boss.
"You've done a great job, opening a tower that had been closed for thousands of years. And all it had was water and a bunch of scrolls. Huh."
The chief laughs as he rubs the back of his neck.
Then he lets out a big sigh.
He seems to be thinking about the 30% of the scrolls he has to deliver to me.
Scrolls are valuable in addition to water.
Considering that the scrolls can only be used once. It must be a painful thing for him.
In your mind you must be fighting a battle of how to deal with this situation.
"Brother, you promised him a reward, and I advise you not to play any tricks. You must keep your word."
"...I don't know why I was brought up to be so stupidly honest."
"I will keep my promise."
The chief gave up, and nodded his head.
Then he straightened his posture and held out his hand to me.
"Once again, I thank you. What you have done, Toru-Dono, will be a historic change for our people. The abundance of water will enrich the village, and the scrolls will strengthen our defenses. It may not be much in.the way of gratitude, but I hope you feel at home in this village."
"Thank you very much."
I firmly shake hands with the chief.
With this they should no longer throw stones at me.
I'm looking forward to tasting the food and sake that the elves make.
When the conversation came to an end, Kaede placed a scroll on the table.
"Actually, I found a special scroll on the shelves. The contents are physical strengthening skills..."
"What's the difference between this one and the rest?"
Kaede's explanation is not very crisp.
A typical parchment is light yellow, but the one in front of me was a beautiful white color.
I know it is different from the color, but I would like to know exactly what the difference is.
"This is a scroll that allows you to learn skills."
For a moment, I didn't comprehend what she was saying.
Is it a scroll that allows you to acquire skills?
Is there such a thing in this world?
"The evaluation said "can only give a subject a skill once", unfortunately there were no rare skill scrolls, but I still think the value is immense."
"You say there are different types of scrolls?"
The place was silent before the historic discovery.
And the briefing ended like this.
"Yes, this is the elves' specialty, potato mochi wrapped in herbs."
I was given a bowl with a bunch of potatoes wrapped in leaves.
I wonder how I should eat it.
Do I have to bite the whole sheet?
Then Alusha, who is in front of me, picks up a potato and bites right into it.
After all, it seems that it is not necessary to peel the leaves.
"It's so good and chewy."
"Slightly sweet, but salty and sticky."
"This is really delicious."
The great banquet was being held in the great hall, many men and women were eating and drinking.
Although it was our welcome party, it is actually a festival to rejoice in the treasure found in the tower.
But thanks to finding the scrolls, there's no one to mess with us.
Some of them approached me favorably, and I was able to meet some of the villagers.
"Would you like some?"
Panda flies everywhere.
Unlike Rosuke, this boy eats, and eats a lot.
Anything in its path, it can devour it.
The hole that appeared under his eye swallowed the offered potato in one bite.
Panda squirmed half-heartedly, then opened his eye and spun around happily.
He seems to like it.
It feels good to drink the homemade elven sake.
It's a high grade drink, but that's good.
"Hmm. Must be fun out there."
"What, you've never been out of the woods?"
"I am in charge of protecting the village. Above all, elves are meant to be born, live, and die in the forest. There is no need to leave in the first place."
They are even called the guardians of the forest.
A race that has chosen to live with nature.
Still, she is curious about the outside world.
"But in legends, there are often elves, why?"
"The Demon King distrusts the spiritual magic of the elves. Therefore, there is a history that several villages have been attacked many times. It is troublesome for us to have to form alliances with humans, but one cannot help but consider the future of the elves. I wonder if that is the case. "
"Still, you guys are powerful, since you can use chantless magic."
"I don't want to hear that from the guy who knocked my spirit away."
Incidentally, the spirit I had struck with the handle of my sword returned to Alusha.
Although it has never appeared in front of me since.
"If you have an interest in the outside world, you can join us."
"I am pleased with the invitation, but I will refrain from accepting it. I love this village. I will not leave."
Alusha takes a sip of her drink.
I felt a little depressed, I thought I could get an elf to join the party.
But it's not good to be pushy, right?
"However, I will take care of you while you are in this village. If you want to go hunting, I'll go out with you as much as you want."
"So, is there a place where you can see interesting things near here? I've already seen the tower, so I'd like to see something else next time."
"I think I know a place you might like."
She says there are places near town that are good to visit.
Moreover, ones that even the elves do not know. This arouses my interest a lot.
"It's a dangerous place. If I decide it's too dangerous a place for you, we'll turn back. Do you understand?"
"You know how strong we are. You worry too much."
"That should be for me to say."
Alusha smiles and brushes aside the braid hanging over her shoulder with one hand.
Once you get to know her, she's a very cool woman.
But in my mind, I still see that elf I had defeated in the forest and was scared after losing her spirit.
No, let's forget it.
Best to spare her dignity.
"Are you making fun of me in your head, Toru-Sama?"
Alusha had tears in her eyes.