50 The Fourteen Slaves.
Master has entrusted the servants to me.
What a high honor!
In other words, that means that I’ve automatically become the top servant. Higher than even the house steward. That means, from other people’s perspective, I’ll be a……
“Madam? Just kidding.”
I’m in such a good mood that I’ve even started talking to myself.
Inside the room that Master has given to me, which was too large and elegant for someone like me, I was taking a look at the list of slaves I received from Phillip, the president of the Maurice Company, trying to find servants.
The plan I have at the moment consists of three stages.
First, I will get four men as candidates for the position of butler, chef, gardener and a stable-hand; and also, ten women as candidates for all-purpose maids who can perform any job.
Next, I’ll give each of them a high level of education and raise their abilities to the level where they are acceptable for serving Master.
And finally, I will fill in the rest of the necessary personnel as their subordinates.
Well, this is for the best.
It’s a shame that I’ll have a large number of women get close to Master, a shame indeed, but it can’t be helped to some extent considering the men to women ratio in Firstest. But that is where my scheming, excuse me, I mean education will keep them in check.
All the servants to be employed will be men and women who are slaves. I don’t intend to hire ordinary people. The reason for that, I’m scared of betrayal.
Even with the slave contract, it’s somewhat scary if you ask me. I could read from Phillip’s speech that the ‘jailbreak’ was not knowledge only Master knew about. There are several potential enemies, and with the current situation where I don’t know where they might come from, I can’t help but to be this cautious about betrayal in order to protect Master.
……Casually, one word crossed my mind.
Brainwashing―― Maybe Lucia-sama was feeling like I’m feeling now. If there’s someone you want to protect, do everything and anything to keep them from harm, no matter the cost. Yeah, I will do so as well.
However, I can’t use brainwashing. Therefore, I will protect Master using my own means.
That is, make the servants dependent. Give them relief, entice them, and have them put their faith in us. Completely steal away their hearts so that they never try to betray us. And place that faith in Master.
Perhaps, even Master thought this far and that’s the reason he decided on the 『Mansion for Servants』. As one would expect from Master. That far insight of his is admirable as usual.
Picking up slaves with as miserable of a past as possible, I put them on the servants list.
――Here is where Master comes in. An environment where the weak can be saved. For them, this will be their own paradise. A world where such painful pasts, such broken hearts, such unreasonable circumstances can be thrown away. Just as it was for me in the past.
“Fuu, I guess these should do.”
Having compiled the list, I cleaned the house as I waited for Master’s return.
…………It took me until nightfall, and yet I didn’t finish all of it. It’s unexpected that it took this much just for one single mansion.
Looks like I’ll really need to increase the number of employees as soon as possible……
The next day.
Having Master spare a bit of his time for this matter, we went to the Maurice Company.
Having no particular issues with my choice, the slave contract was finalized smoothly under the presence of the President.
The contents of the contract are simple and clear, but compared to mine, “unable to attack” wasn’t listed. The main points are basically to have a good master-slave relationship that doesn’t denigrate them as humans.
After the contract was completed, my busy Master gave a light greeting to the slaves, and immediately after he went back to the slime forest.
Well then, with this we got a total of 14 servants, both men and women.
They all looked at me with frightened, hopeless eyes.
Dear lord, it seems there’s still a long way ahead. If they were to properly look at the current situation in which me, a Dark Elf, the object of persecution is just standing before them without issue and Master’s simplicity, they may realize there is nothing to feel frightened or lose hope about.
But apparently, there isn’t a person cunning enough to think rationally while their emotions have been crushed. Still, I see no madness in their eyes. If it’s like this, then it’s only a matter of time before their faith and dependence take roots.
- 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