I entered a simple private room with stone walls.
I opened the window and there was a raging river right below me.
Countless stores and people can be seen on the opposite wall.
Pione told me that the night view here is really wonderful.
I can't wait to see it at evening.
However, I was both excited and nervous.
"I'm the only man here..."
I sat up in bed and remembered the scene from earlier.
On the way to the room after finishing the reception, I passed a woman several times wearing only a towel around her naked body.
However, she didn't seem to mind and walked past me as if I didn't exist.
I was suspicious of my own existence for a moment.
"All right, I'll try not to go out alone while I'm at the inn. If I do, I should be safe and sound. That's settled."
- Knock knock * Knock knock
Someone was knocking on the door.
Seconds later, the door opened and Kaede appeared.
"Master, Pione says there is someone she would like to introduce you to."
"I'll tell her to visit you when you're ready."
After saying that, Kaede did not close the door.
She seemed to be watching the room from every corner.
"What is it?"
"Nothing, it's just that this place is very different from the women's room."
"How different is it?"
"Our rooms are very beautiful with flowers on the walls."
Well, it's not for nothing that they say they give women preferential treatment.
It's the little things that seem to make the difference.
But for me, I prefer a room as simple as this one.
I don't like it when they needlessly decorate something.
"This room is not suitable for my master. I will go ask the receptionist if there is another room."
"Wait, I don't mind staying here. I'm perfectly happy in this room."
"If you say so, Master..."
Kaede seemed a bit dissatisfied. But I was able to convince her.
As long as I can sleep comfortably, that's good enough for me.
"Besides, this room has a bathroom, as far as I'm concerned - this place is already a luxury!"
Drinking sake after a hot bath must be delicious.
I am looking forward to it.
Pione took us to a mansion.
Unlike the buildings we saw before, this one is built between the walls.
In addition, it seems to occupy a considerable area of the valley, and goes back and forth across a bridge between either side of it.
It looks like the person she wants to introduce us to lives in the bottom layer of that place.
After descending the narrow stairs, we finally arrived at a large decorated door.
"Stop! Who are you?"
"I don't recognize you, go back where you came from."
Two men who appeared to be guards stood in front of the door.
Pione took a step and showed her face.
"Pione-Sama, is that you?"
"Yes. And these demons are with me, is Mugen-Sama home right now?"
"A moment, please."
One of the guards enters through the back.
After a few minutes, the door opened.
"Mugen-Sama is waiting for you in the back. Please proceed."
The mansion where this Mugen person lives is bright even though it is inside the wall.
There are many pictures hanging on the walls, and there are stone statues of men and women everywhere.
At the far gate, a guard stands up and opens the door as soon as he sees us.
"It's been a few months, Mugen-Sama."
In the courtroom, Pione and I bowed to a figure sitting in the chair.
A well-built man with a mix of white hair.
His attire does not differ much from that of a commoner, but the dark blue cloak he wears makes it obvious that he is a nobleman.
"Allow me to introduce Toru and his friends. This is Mugen-Sama, the duke of this country. He is a hero of our country who fought and defeated two human heroes."
"Please, that's too embarrassing. But if you really want to hear the story, I'll have no choice but to do it."
Mugen was teasing his beard and seemed to be eager to show off.
If he has fought two heroes, it means he is at least two hundred years old.
Being able to meet a person who once fought to the death against two heroes excites me because of the historical element.
"Mmm, how strange....."
Mugen's power removes the disguise from Kaede and me.
Ugh, does Mugen have a detection ability?
He smiled as he stroked his beard, seeing our true forms revealed.
"Pione, I don't think you brought them here without knowing they weren't demons."
"Exactly, I brought them here fully aware that they weren't demons."
"Ho... I would like to know the reason behind this situation. Even if you are my granddaughter, you won't be spared the trouble you'll be in."
"I understand, Grandpa."
Why didn't you tell me that, Pione-San?!
"I'm sorry for not telling you sooner. Mugen-Sama is my late mother's father. Grandfather, these are the adventurers who helped me save my territory, Toru, Kaede and Frau."
"S-Silly girl, don't just call me grandpa in public. I have a reputation to uphold."
"But I wish I could tell everyone how cute Grandpa is."
"Kuuuugh~, Pione! My precious Pione!"
Mugen hugs Pione and rubs his cheek against hers, as if he no longer cares about his dignity.
He seems to be a good old man who loves his granddaughter.
But I am in front of a Duke of the demon race, and moreover, I feel a great presence coming from him.
I asked Kaede about her level.
"Um, he's level 320. All his skills are maxed out. His physical strength and fighting are outstanding. Moreover, his job is [Magic Swordsman]."
"Are you serious!?"
Magic Swordsman: a special job that combines magic with swordsmanship.
It is generally recognized as one of the strongest jobs, as it allows the application of magic such as sleep and paralysis, which would not normally be possible, into its blade-type attacks.
I want it. If I had a job like Magic Swordsman, I could make the "Fire Sword" of my dreams a reality.
It would be a dream come true.
《Do you wish to copy this job? YES/NO》
I can copy it!?
I will press YES.
- Level: 305
- Name: Toru Eiban
- Age: 25 years old
- Sex: Male
- Race: Dragonoid
- Job: Warrior, Dragon Knight, Master Tamer, Imitator, Great Thief, Magic Swordsman(copied).
- Damage reduction: [Lv50]
- Physical strengthening: [Lv50].
- Experience savings: [Lv47].
- Magic savings: [Lv38].
- Skill experience savings: [Lv38].
- Labor savings: [Lv2]
- Skill Savings: [Under repair]
- Ability UP effect: [Lv50].
- Magic balance: [Lv50].
- Experience multiplier: [Lv22].
- Dragon's Eye: [Lv22].
- Mega Boost: [Lv22]
- Job Copy: [Lv22]
- Super multipurpose key: [Lv-].
- Property: Lv5 Dungeon x1 In use
I actually copied it!
Will I be able to use the fire sword with this?
But how many copies can be made?
I was curious, so I tried to copy Frau's blacksmith job.
Then the magic swordsman job disappeared and the blacksmith appeared in the state.
It seems that only one can be copied.
But it's still a great skill.
I copied Mugen's job again and was happy.
"Well, this is rather embarrassing. So, can you tell me the story of why they came here?"
"Toru and his friends are here to defeat the demon king. And we need your help."
"The Demon King.... That's not a very nice thing to say."
Mugen's eyes turn to me, and a murderous sensation takes over my whole body.
It is the coldest and most intense presence I have ever experienced.
If I had been in this place a long time ago, I would have fainted just to be in this place.
Suddenly, the murderous presence disappears.
"If you can resist my murderous presence, then you are qualified for it. Fine, I'll listen to you. Afterwards, I'll decide if I'll help you."
"Thank you, Grandpa!"
"That's right, because Grandpa is always on Pione's side."
His attitude changes drastically when he talks about Pione.
I wonder if he will really cooperate with me.
I am already worried.