If you think about a beach 255 km away from the Ashaspern Dungeon, then this would be the southern coast.
In that case, if you were to walk north along the coast, you’d end up in the port city of 『Koula』.
From Koula to Pae Ho, it’s about a day by horse. In other words, from here to Koula is about five days travel on foot.
“You seem familiar with this place.”
As if reading my thoughts, Yukari spoke, keeping her expressionless face. Although she probably didn’t mean that. She’s most likely still suspicious of me.
“You don’t believe me? “
“No, that’s not it.”
“Then why the cold attitude?”
“I was born like this.”
No use. I decided to change my approach.
Stirring her up―― I think this is the only way to bring out Yukari’s feelings.
Otherwise, I’d go crazy since it seems like I’m speaking to some inorganic matter.
“Yukari. If you doubt me so much, why don’t you come up with a plan?”
“I am your slave, Master. I don’t doubt you.”
“Do you know where this is? “
“No, I do not.”
“How should we go back to Pae Ho? “
“Master’s plan is the best option.”
“So, you agree? Then why do you have doubts? “
“Like I said, I don’t have doubts.”
“You don’t have to lie to me, you know?”
“I’m not lying.”
This girl… no, let’s keep calm.
In cases like this, I just have to keep attacking until she breaks.
“…Now that I think about it, you were like that since the time we first met. Always wearing a shell.”
“Hiding your past. You don’t want it to be known that much? “
“Everyone should have one or two things about their past they don’t want others to know.”
“Even if it has nothing to do with the master-slave relationship? “
“That’s of course.”
“Then, do you intend to continue your acting and not reveal your past? “
So close! I almost got her!
“Eh? Then, that means you admit you’ve been acting? “
“No. I merely nodded because of your manner of speaking.”
“Can it be? Do you not want to speak so as not to cause me unrest? “
“……Something like that.”
“Uhmm, ahhh, ehh? Huh? The ends of your mouth are twitching, you know? “
It’s working, it’s working.
Yukari’s emotions are gradually coming out. It should be time to get to the main topic.
“……Well, it’s useless to talk anyways. If so, then just keep quiet. With that decided, do you really think you can remain like that for a long time having this relationship with me? “
“It’s easier if you make yourself clear… that’s an unwritten law… I think.”
I’m feeling like a detective questioning a suspect.
To tell the truth, I already have a pretty good idea overall. I found out a bit last night. The executed Duchess, Lucia Icene―― I remember I had heard that name before.
“Just spill things out. You’ll feel relieved. After all, it’s useless to hide it.”
“I, for who’s sake am I hiding…! “
Ohh. What else, what else?
“Me and… Lucia-sama’s kindness…! “
Kindness. Was that kindness being silent so that she wouldn’t get caught up in that? I see.
“That’s not kindness. It’s self-satisfaction.”
When I said so, Yukari turned her back on me, and with an angry look she started to walk ahead.
The strategy was a temporary success. I was able to have her expose her feelings.
I think I did go a little overboard, but otherwise I wouldn’t have broken Yukari’s barriers.
Well, it’s almost time for the sun to set. What should we do about camping…?
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A vulgar man. That’s what I thought of him.
Becoming the world’s number one―― such a frivolous man trying to attract attention by talking about such an impossible and foolish dream, is not suitable for being my Master.
His true nature quickly became clear.
He had a little demi human girl and an excellent Magic Archer girl fight in the front while he just stood and did nothing at the back. This man who advanced through the dungeon in this way while saying “world’s number one”, isn’t he the most pathetic?
His skills in archery, that I caught a glimpse of, against the boss were certainly top notch. But if that was so, why didn’t he demonstrate his prowess along the way? The reason is that he just wanted to keep himself safe, being comfortable in the back line. When thinking so, this guy seems more and more unpleasant.
Random Teleport? A place 255 km away? 7 days away from Pae Ho? How does he know that? It’s obvious that is a lie.
This guy probably used some dirty trick to spend some time alone with me. I knew it, the purpose of him buying me was not to be a blacksmith, but rather having me as his sex slave. He plans to bring me to a place away from the eyes of others and rape me so that the opinion others have on him isn’t tarnished.
Sadly, I can’t do anything to resist.
For this man to become my first…… If I had known back then, I would have taken my own life――
――When my mind wandered towards those ideas, I decided to stop thinking.
I can’t afford to throw away this life given to me by Lucia-sama so easily.
That’s right. Why did I forget? I received this life from Lucia-sama.
I have to use any means if I must resist.
……This man, Second. He kept persistently trying to pry about my past. I don’t know what his purpose is, but it’s not like I’m keeping quiet for his sake. I’m keeping quiet so that his two companions don’t get involved.
And he calls it self-satisfaction? He makes me want to vomit.
I can’t afford to show this man a chance.
Making up my mind, I hurried ahead.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9