Chapter 11: Martina and the Dragonmancer 1
After two days.
“All right, let’s get going.”
This old man is leaving his long-term residence.
The house has already been emptied and is deserted on the inside.
He’s already made arrangements for it to be given to someone else.
―I’m not coming back.
This old man is leaving for the great wide world today, after a long, long, far too long period of training.
I said my goodbyes to Ellie, the Guild’s receptionist, and others who had assisted me around town.
Bangel, an adventurer who had been taunting this old man for two generations, apologized and thanked me for saving his life at the Gynt Aqueduct ruins.
This old man accepted it with the maturity that comes with age, but chose to remain silent about the “great axe of the great warrior”. Its special abilities and status bonuses are beneficial.
That was the price he had to pay for the trouble he had caused, so I thought I could be forgiven for that.
And all of the necessary purchases have been made.
I already purchased the Flame Jewel Staff, Ice Jewel Staff, Sage Staff, Silver Chainmail, and Magic Stone Pairing, as well as everything else in the town’s weapon shop.
“Magic Stone Pairing” is especially important for the future, and I’m glad to have it.
This is how it currently appears.
Usage rate: 1/100%.
List of articles:
Martial Arts Pendant: 1
Mithril Sword: 1
Rapier of the Silver Knight: 1
Shield of the Golden Knight: 1
Great Axe of the Great Warrior: 1
Pearl of Life: 1
Staff of the Flaming Jewel: 1
Ice Jewel Wand: 1
Sage Staff: 1
Magic Stone Pairing: 1
Arm Strength: 480
Physical Strength: 480
Additional magic :
All skills increased x1,3
Automatic recovery (small)
The status bonuses for stones, herbs, and Deathcocktrice’s Feather have become completely meaningless with the addition of the Pearl of Life, so they have been reordered.
The money made from selling defeated demons and the rewards from the rescue quest in the ruins of the Gynt Aqueducts were used to buy new items.
The aqualizards and humanoid aqualizards appear to be Barvel’s followers, so I was able to get a reasonable price for them.
Barvel’s own items have not been sold.
This old man had no intention of doing so.
Many people were undoubtedly sacrificed, but Barvel was an honorable warrior.
It’s a little unforgivable to treat them as if they were material. I planned on giving him a proper funeral somewhere.
However, the Guildmaster instructed me to first go to the royal capital and report to His Majesty the King.
He stated that defeating one of the eight generals of the demon army would be a great honor for the kingdom.
That was my first quest as an S-rank adventurer, and I had already been paid in advance.
I needed the money for more items, and there was no reason for this old man to refuse.
Besides, storming into the palace didn’t guarantee I’d be able to meet Tina.
If it is a report of one of the eight demon generals’ defeats, we can safely enter the palace.
The guild also appears to have communicated with them in advance.
It pains me to keep making a show of it, but I won’t be able to mourn Barvel for a long time. We need to be patient.
“This could be my last walk in town. I’ll keep this in mind.”
By carefully looking at the streets he knew, this old man found where the carriages going to the royal capital were stationed.
“Hey! Are you taking a ride?”
“Did you not hear me? Hey, kid! Hey, it’s you, with the black hair, over there. Hey!”
“Oh? Oh, you mean that old man?”
“Who else around here is a kid? What a dopey kid… “
said the troubled-looking man sitting on the coachman’s platform.
He has a good body and gentle eyes that don’t quite match his features.
Nonetheless, this old man is 75 at heart.
He’d forgotten he looked like a kid and didn’t think it was him.
“Please forgive me. I’ll ride with you to the Royal Capital. I look forward to working with you.”
“You’re a kid, but you speak like an adult. Well, that’s fine, but the Royal Capital is a long way away; are you traveling alone?”
This old man nods and smiles warmly.
“Yes, I have an important task to complete.”
“I see. That’s impressive for such a lad. There may be some demons along the way, but you shouldn’t be concerned. Oji-san used to be an adventurer in the Royal Capital. I’ll make sure that our passengers arrive safely.”
“Hohoho… Don’t worry! Even if he doesn’t appear to be one, this old man is an adventurer. I’ll defend myself.”
“What are you talking about?! You’re just ten years old. You don’t have the skills yet. Don’t do anything rash!”
The coachman is right.
A person’s combat ability depends far more on status bonuses from skills than on the strength of the human body itself.
And, basically, at the age of 15, everyone is given a skill.
In other words, children under the age of 15 have no skills and are weak.
Children are always vulnerable and require protection.
This old man looks more vulnerable to others than when he was an old man.
―When, in fact, the opposite is true.
“Hohoho. You’ll have to wait and see, though I’d rather it didn’t come to that.”
“It’s best to travel in peace. So jump on board. We’re leaving right now!”
And so the carriage leaves this old man’s town and sets off in the direction of the Royal Capital.