We have arrived at the fortified city of Lawana.
This is the city that is fighting the fiercest battle against the demonic race.
I got off the horse and put my feet on the ground.
I showed my adventurer's card to the soldier standing at the entrance to the city.
"Oh, you're the hero, please come in!"
There were many soldiers and knights in the city.
They don't even look at me, they just walk by.
I wonder what faces they'll make when they find out there's a hero among them.
They will surely be surprised.
They will probably get down on their knees and cry for joy.
But I dare not do such a thing.
I realized it was silly to call myself a hero.
After all, it is better if it is revealed casually.
Also, it would be great if there was a problem that would prove that I am the hero.
"Hey Sain, wouldn't it be better to get a competent priestess?"
"I suppose so. It's true that Soara is becoming an obstacle."
"Hey, what are you two talking about?"
"Actually, we need to look for a new priest. A woman, of course."
"Good thinking, that's my Lisa."
Lisa's suggestion was very timely.
My level was already in the 70, and Lisa's was already in the 50.
Soara, who is still in her 40, is growing a little slow.
In addition, his conservative personality has often been a liability.
He has a good face and body, but there are many priests in the world.
I have no benefit in staying with Soara.
I am tired of it.
Lisa is my best girl and I have no intention of throwing her away, but I'm not sure I care about Soara anymore.
"But I don't want people to talk bad about Sain because of this."
"Then we'll sell her to a slave trader."
"That's a good idea. Let's do it."
"Sain, Lisa... What are you...?"
I grabbed Soarer by the arm and pulled her.
We found a slave store and went straight in.
Hand Soara over to the slaver who receives us.
"I want to sell this woman."
"Let me take a look at it."
Soara was taken to the back of the store.
A few minutes later, the slaver returns with Soara in tow, smiling.
"It's a quality product. But I want to know something... Do you have any physical or mental problems?"
"I'll sell it to you for 40% less than the purchase price."
"...I see. Then I accept."
The merchant sits back and smiles sickly.
Soara is a woman of great value as a slave.
A greedy slaveholder cares little for brainwashing.
"Sain, please reconsider this decision."
"It is useless to convince me. Accept your fate."
Soarer looks down and says "yes" without force.
I don't like annoying women.
Only the best girl can stand by the hero's side.
Did you think that just because you and I were childhood friends you could be special?
You make me laugh. You're just a stopgap until I build the best harem ever.
The merchant placed a leather bag full of gold coins on top of the counter.
In terms of quantity, it seems reasonable.
No matter the price.
All I care about is that she is a slave and they tear her apart somewhere in these lands, then I'll be satisfied.
"Thanks for the money."
"Thank you. Come back soon."
I left the store with Lisa.
"There it is."
There was a woman in the corner of the bar.
A sleek look that peeks through a well-worn hood.
Sex appeal emanates from the entire body, and the exposed deep cleavage is eye-catching.
Just the way I like them.
In addition, its level is 30.
To be honest, it feels better to steal women from other men, but considering the large-scale battle ahead, I can't be choosy.
I casually took a seat across from her.
"Hey, are you alone now?"
"I see you are a priestess, and I was wondering if you would like to join our party.
I made eye contact and used the eye of temptation on her.
"What is your name?"
"It's a nice name."
Lisa came out of the side and blocked my view.
It was only for a moment, but even so, the eye of temptation must have taken effect.
There is no need to rush.
Now I must do my part and start the brainwashing.
"I accept, I will join your party."
"I like that answer."
After all, there was an effect.
I think his attitude softened a bit.
It was then that I saw the ring on her right hand.
"It's a beautiful ring."
"It was given to me by my lover. Now it's gone."
"He was an adventurer, wasn't he?"
"Yes, he was a good man."
I am delighted to hear that.
Oh, that heart that keeps thinking of the lost lover, how beautiful.
It's great to be able to make it my own.
I thought I would have to put up with you, but I can't think of anyone but you right now.
"Well, let's go to the inn and talk about our plans."
She dutifully responds.
There were roars and angry voices.
Soldiers continue to attack the demonic fortress in an attempt to bring it down.
The solid fortress is undeterred by magic and continues to block the path to the Dark Kingdom.
The one guarding the entrance is Denas, one of the six generals.
He has a curved sword, and he cuts through soldiers as easily as if he were cutting butter.
The sacred sword and the great curved sword clashed with each other.
Denas looks at me and the corners of his mouth lift slightly.
"You're the hero, aren't you? You're finally here."
"Denas! I will defeat you!"
"It's good to be enthusiastic. But what about your skills?"
My breaths were short, the blows with my sword were sharp, and I put all my strength into each blow.
However, Denas continued to parry all my attacks with one hand.
Damn, it's strong!
But if we defeat him, we will definitely win recognition!
I will not let the Banyu Brigade take the credit.
"Arrows of fire!"
Lisa acted quickly, and a large number of fire arrows rained down on him.
"It didn't work."
Denas emerged from the smoke.
After all, he hasn't suffered a single burn.
Unleash the power of the sacred sword now.
My level has increased by 40%, from 72 to 100.
I think I can fight more decently now.
He also added more booster skills and went on the offensive again with my hero work.
"Hm, I can't hold your punches with one hand anymore."
A strong blow causes his sword to recoil.
Stealthily, Denas' foot slid back slightly.
I can win. I can win.
After all, I am the hero.
Continue attacking at higher speed.
"Ho, maybe you really are the hero."
"Mirim, keep healing me!"
I am going to win at all costs.
With Mirim's ability to regain stamina, he can keep fighting even throughout the day.
On the other hand, Denas is facing me single-handedly.
Even if he is surpassing me in level, he has to be at his physical limits.
I received a sharp cut from his sword.
The impact that I could not avoid sent me flying backwards with great speed.
"This isn't enough to break your will to fight, is it? Come, hero, come back here."
"That's what I want!"
I start running again at high speed.
"Ha…… Ha ……"
"Come on, get up. We're not done yet."
This type is resistant.
Try as I might, I can't beat him, and he doesn't want to kill me.
It's like they're playing games with me.
But he is responsive.
I had some moments where I could have lost my mind.
One step more, one step less.
Let's retire for now.
We will definitely defeat them in a few days.
"Are you running away, hero?"
"No! I'm just letting you off the hook for today!"
"Kukuku, finish your work now."
"Stop laughing! Next time I'll kill you!"
We backed away as fast as we could.