The next day, I returned to the inn and took a deep breath.
"The old man in the store got angry with me and charged me extra for the repairs."
"What did you...?"
"I broke the sword."
I went to the armory for a new sword, and I took what I thought was the strongest sword in the tent and hit it as hard as I could.
To be honest. I was still underestimating my strength.
Suddenly the wind whipped up the tent and all the weapons were scattered.
The big sword I was holding broke in half and was nailed to the wall.
The angry old man demanded that I pay for the repairs to the tent as well as the sword, and I had no choice but to do so.
Now that I think about it, I was a terrible swordsman.
I was so bad that the bodyguards had to protect me at all times.
And now, with this great power, I will not be able to function as I wish to with ordinary weapons.
After sitting on the bed, Kaede considered something for a while and then spoke.
"I have the perfect weapon for you, master."
"Really? Where is it?
"In the Temple of the Sacred Weapon."
"And that is located in...?"
Kaede nodded silently as she placed her hand on her chin.
I don't know what she's thinking, but the sacred weapon is a special empowered device used by heroes and the hero's companions.
It's unheard of for a simple adventurer like me to have one.
I'm not sure what to do with it, but I'm sure it's worth a shot.
After all, I don't think it's a bad idea.
"I am sure that Master will succeed."
"I doubt it."
We left the inn and decided to head for the temple.
It's been half a day since we left the border town of Livio.
We arrived at the temple where it is said that the sacred weapon is kept.
"It is huge."
"It is a temple that is said to have been built by the gods."
A huge structure of pure white color towered before us.
The divine atmosphere it emanates makes me want to worship it.
The doors of the temple are very well closed, and there is no human figure anywhere.
There are two tests to obtain the sacred weapon, the first is to open the closed door, the second is to take the weapon out of the pedestal.
"You must first open the door."
"But how can you have such knowledge? Even I do not know that much about it."
"Well, I knew someone who knew about these things."
I would like to offer all my gratitude to the person who gave such knowledge to my slave. Without it, I do not know what I would have done.
It is thanks to them that I can challenge this place.
I went over and knocked on the door to open it.
A mysterious sound resounded, and a wave of light spread throughout the place.
The door begins to open silently.
"Yes! It's open!"
"Congratulations! After all, you are my Master!"
Inside, it is dimly lit and there is only one passage that leads to the back.
Fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh.
The torches that were placed in the corridor began to light up one after another in a row, reaching the depths of the temple.
It's as if someone called out to us saying "come on"
We entered the place, walking along the long and extensive passage.
At the end of the corridor, there was a large room containing a pedestal with a sword stuck in it.
"So this is the sacred weapon. But it is a one-handed sword.
"It is said that sacred weapons change in size and shape to suit their owners. I am sure that the Teacher will turn it into a great sword."
"Oh, I suppose that's all right."
The beautifully decorated sword seemed to shine brightly.
The light shines through the stained glass windows at the top of the room, and the whole room seems to be filled with a pure air.
Okay, it's time for you to get out of there.
I grab the handle with all my might.
The sword was surrounded by a dazzling glow.
Scared, I fell off the pedestal and hit myself hard on the back of the head.
It was a bit...
Something was being held in my right hand.
It was rather obvious what it was.
I pulled it out! I pulled out the sacred sword!
The sword in my hand is wrapped in golden light and changes its size and shape.
It was a great sword, more than a meter long.
A few seconds later, the sheath appears out of thin air and covers the blade.
This is very good. It's important to have a good idea of what you're doing.
Thank you for that, I was worried about whether I should take it out in the open.
In any case, I now have a weapon that I can handle properly.
"No, thank you, Kaede. If you hadn't told me about this place, I'd be lost."
"No, no! I'm sure the master would have come here on his own! He is the chosen one who is meant for the sacred weapon!"
"That's too much praise."
"Now I can go on an adventure with you, Master!
"I'm glad you're willing, but how's your condition?"
"I have already recovered to the point of being almost totally healthy. I think it's about seventy percent. I even think I can fight now."
"Hmm, by the way, do you have any combat experience, Kaede?"
"I'm not as good as an adventurer, but I have the skills to protect myself."
I think I'll be able to debut as an adventurer sooner than I expected.
When I get to the next town, I think I'll sign up for a guild and start a party.
Hm... I think I'm forgetting something.
Surely it's not important, now that I have my sacred weapon.
We got into a carriage, and traveled through the mountains and forests.
The next town is Luntatta, which is further down the road.
Luntatta is a town known for its many adventurers.
There are also taverns and brothels.
The adventurers are bloodthirsty and spend a lot of money. So naturally, wherever the adventurers gather, the liquor and women are also present.
As soon as we entered the city, Kaede was frightened.
She was surprised to see a drunk man lying in the street.
"This place reeks of alcohol."
"That's right, this place is full of alcohol. But there is no shortage of good drinks and entertainment.
"That's what you have me for, Master! You don't need to go to those places!"
"What do you mean by that?"
For some reason, her face turned red and she was looking down.
Of course I knew what she was saying.
It's fun to tease Kaede.
But I'm not in the mood for that, so I won't go to those places.
I still can't get over what happened with Lisa.
In a way, it's great to be single again, since I don't have to worry about going to those places.
Okay, but first I'm going to the guild to register.
I made my way through the guild, which was full of tough guys, all their party, and I went to the reception where a beautiful woman was working.
"How can I help you?"
"I want a registration application for this girl."
"That will be 10,000."
The registration fee is as high as ever.
Guilds always despise their adventurers from the beginning, don't they?
The receptionist gave us a document to enter your personal information.
"Kaede, can you read?"
"Yes, no problem."
She took the pen and started writing quickly.
She is a very beautiful girl when you look at her from behind.
I thought she was polite up to this point, but she's surprised me alot in every way. She looks so different from when I first met her, with those worn-out, dirty clothes.
"Well, this will do, please wait."
After receiving the document, the receptionist got up from her seat and returned a few minutes later with the card.
It is a common adventurer's card.
It is made of metal and has your information written on the front.
It can also be used as an identification card, and is always needed in cities with restricted access.
By the way, the ranks of the adventurers are D, C, B, A, and S in ascending order.
It is said that the SS rank exists, but I think it is just a rumor and it is not real?
My personal rank is B.
I used to be treated similarly to an S because my party was an S rank, but since I was kicked out, I am treated as a B rank.
As I lost myself in thought, Kaede continued to have some sort of conversation with a staff member.
When I bent down and saw her again, she had a twinkle in her eye for some reason.
"I hear there's a dungeon in this town!"
"Oh, that's right, this is a city that is surrounded by them."
"We could go together! I'll be a big help!"
"I am looking forward to it."
I then caress Kaede's head.
She looked happy with her rose-tinted cheeks.
Since tomorrow is her debut as an adventurer, she will no longer be just a slave.
I also have to give it my best.
And at that moment, I didn't even imagine what would happen next.