𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟏: 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 (𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝟒)
Ah, I’m Otto von Haedecker. Right now, I’m walking down a narrow alleyway, guided by a pushy old man.
What’s this? A fat flag?
Me, surrounded and beaten up in a back alley?
The house I was guided to was a room in a building like an apartment, and inside was a gloomy and sinister-looking old man with a beard.
It looks like a shop, but I don’t know what they’re selling, there are no noticeable goods lined up.
The bearded old man, the shop owner, is on the other side of the counter.
“Hey, Red Copper! You’re late. Did you bring this month’s payment?”
“Hey, here, take it.”
He’s examining the gold coins with a magnifying glass and weighing them on a scale.
“Alright, I’ve received it. Don’t be late next month.”
“Ah, hey, moneylender. This guy is an amazing wizard, he was able to fix my foot and fingers.”
“Huh? Don’t be stupid, there’s no way something that’s been cut off can grow back!!”
Red Copper spreads his hands wide open.
“Hey, come closer and let me have a good look.”
The moneylender is examining the hand placed on the counter table with a magnifying glass. It seems like he’s checking it out.
“Ouch!! That hurts!!”
The moneylender is stabbing the grown finger with a needle.
“Hey. Is that real!!”
“It’s real, ah, it hurts! Blood is coming out!! Take care of this finger, I plan to use it for the rest of my life!!”
“Can my leg be healed too?”
“I don’t know. I have to see it first.”
I glare at the moneylender and signal him with my finger.
“If you can heal it by looking at it, can you fix it if I pay?”
“That’s right, he wanted to heal it, but he said he couldn’t pay because he had a bill. So he introduced me to a customer who seemed able to pay.”
“Hey, so, moneylender! It’s free just to look. The rest is your negotiation, right?”
“Heh, if you can heal it, try healing it, wizard.”
The moneylender who jumped over the counter and came out.
He’s using a cane, but he doesn’t have his right leg from the knee down.
It’s just a wooden stick like a prosthetic leg.
The leg is from the knee down, but the knee joint is also damaged and has adhered. It’s troublesome to heal.
Also, his liver function is declining. This is also a troublesome story.
On top of that, he has gastroesophageal reflux disease.
“It’s a troublesome story. It’s 15 gold coins, and pay for this guy’s tab!! That makes it 16.”
“Heh, that’s fine. It’s “after” it’s healed, right? And this guy’s tab is his own. I’m not paying more than 15!”
“I understand, that’s fine. But it’s going to hurt.”
“Heh, a grown man isn’t going to cry!”
“I understand. Let’s go.”
I draw my machete and cut off the moneylender’s right knee.
Everyone is surprised and can’t move.
I cast healing magic while watching the flowing blood.
A leg is growing from above the knee right before our eyes.
“See, it’s healed.”
“Hey, you, .”
“That’s impossible. . .”
There’s a pool of blood on the floor, and the fallen prosthetic leg and knee are wet.
A brand new leg has grown from the moneylender’s knee, and he’s standing barefoot in the pool of blood.
The moneylender can’t speak due to the pain and confusion.
“Come on, give me the promised 15 gold coins. Also, I’ve healed your bad stomach and dull pain in your solar plexus, but it’s caused by drinking too much alcohol and eating too much greasy food, so cut back, or it’ll get worse again.”
The moneylender, with his hands trembling in shock, counts out 15 gold coins and hands them to me.
I pretend to put them in my pocket quickly and store them.
“Your leg is just grown and doesn’t have any strength. At first, it will feel like someone else’s leg. Don’t push yourself and train it slowly. You should have felt pain in the tip of your foot when you first lost your leg. That will come back. If you train, it will become like your own leg, but it will take time. Take care of yourself.”
I left the loan shark’s office, which was dominated by despair.
Alright, let’s go buy a slave.
🔹𝘈𝘸𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.𝘤𝘰𝘮 ― 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘨e 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 “𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴” 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 a𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴🔹
In the town of Haedecker in the Rosina Kingdom, three famous swords are found.
The unadorned, nameless sword does not break, bend, or get damaged, and it is rumored to pierce any armor and even dragon scales.
Many legends are left by the novice adventurer team that obtained these three swords.
But that’s another story.