Chapter 94: Emergency Call
Even as the 3rd year rushes in, we’re still living our day to day lives developing, producing, training, and accepting requests over and over again.
If I were to say a thing that changed, it would probably be that Marnie started participating in Barack-san and Dorn-san’s training.
Days passed since then, and I lost to Marnie’s desires. There’s no way I couldn’t respond when she sneaks in at night. Sophia and Maria seemed to have been accomplices, and after that, they got along even better.
Maybe because of that, Maria said “Assassination techniques are indispensable for a maid”, and it’s been decided we’d prepare Marnie’s equipment.
Marnie is a typical beastkin, having scant magic power and no aptitude as a mage. Moreover, I heard from somewhere that Rabbitkin were popular as pet slaves, but they are not suited for battle. Being in a party with me, who has Norn-sama’s divine protection, made it slightly better, but even then, she probably wouldn’t become a first-class combatant, and I don’t think Marnie wants that either. She has no problem as long as she isn’t a hindrance to us. Which is something everyone acknowledges.
「Marnie-san is simply a maid, so how about a self defense magic item that she can wear on her body?」
「Let’s see, her weapon is a knife concealed on her thigh, and her clothing is the Kaede-made maid outfit so it’s defense is better than inferior armor.」
Laeva and Maria discussed the equipment Marnie would wear when she comes with us.
In the garden, Marnie is receiving taijutsu and dagger training from Sophia.
「When we go out for a request, she’ll be equipped with a breastplate and gauntlets over her maid outfit, so if we reinforce that with the magic item Laeva mentioned, I think she’d encounter less danger, even if just a little bit.」
「Then I’ll make a barrier type accessory, yes?」
「Yup, I’ll leave it to you, Laeva.」
The equipment prepared for Marnie is basically the same as our light armor. Furthermore, its defense was strengthened with the use of an Earth Dragon’s scale.
・Ranma Ryuu’s Light Armor ( Water Wind Attribute )
Light armor made from mithril alloy that carried Wind and Water attributes and has been reinforced with the scale of an Earth Dragon, crafted by an extraordinary Alchemist and Magic Blacksmith.
( Magic Attack Resistance ・Physical Attack Resistance ・ Wind Magic Resistance ・Water Magic Resistance ・ Enhanced Wind Magic ・ Enhanced Water Magic ・ Enhanced Agility ・ Enhanced Magic Power )『Automatic Size Adjustment』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』『Equipment Weight Reduction』『Self Repair』
・Endo Ryuu’s Light Armor（Fire Earth Attribute）
Light armor made from mithril alloy that carried Fire and Earth attributes and has been reinforced with the scale of an Earth Dragon, crafted by an extraordinary Alchemist and Magic Blacksmith.
( Magic Attack Resistance ・Physical Attack Resistance ・ Fire Magic Resistance ・Earth Magic Resistance ・ Enhanced Fire Magic ・ Enhanced Earth Magic ・ Enhanced Attack Power ・ Enhanced Defense )『Automatic Size Adjustment』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』『Equipment Weight Reduction』『Self Repair』
・Jinrai Ryuu’s Light Armor（Lightning Wind Attribute）
Light armor made from mithril alloy that carried Wind and Lightning attributes and has been reinforced with the scale of an Earth Dragon, crafted by an extraordinary Alchemist and Magic Blacksmith.
（Wind Magic Resistance ・ Lightning Magic Resistance・ Enhanced Lightning Magic ・Enhanced Wind Magic ・ Enhanced Agility [Extra Large]） 『Automatic Size Adjustment』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』『Equipment Weight Reduction』『Self Repair』
・Kouenryuu’s Light Armor （Fire Light Attribute）
Light armor made from mithril alloy that carried Fire and Light attributes and has been reinforced with the scale of an Earth Dragon, crafted by an extraordinary Alchemist and Magic Blacksmith.
（Light Magic Resistance ・ Fire Magic Resistance・ Enhanced Light Magic ・Enhanced Fire Magic ・ Enhanced Attack Power） 『Automatic Size Adjustment』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』『Equipment Weight Reduction』『Self Repair』
・Suiryuu’s Light Armor ( Water Attribute )
Light armor made from mithril alloy that carried Water attribute and has been reinforced with the scale of an Earth Dragon, crafted by an extraordinary Alchemist and Magic Blacksmith.
( Magic Attack Resistance ・Physical Attack Resistance ・ Water Magic Resistance ・ Enhanced Wind Magic ・ Enhanced Magic Power )『Automatic Size Adjustment』『Automatic Temperature Regulation』『Equipment Weight Reduction』『Self Repair』
The Dragon Scale’s effect was physical attack resistance and magic attack resistance to everything. It’s popular as a material for armor.
「Fuu, it might be a myth that Rabbitkin are unsuited at fighting.」
Having finished their training, Sophia and Marnie entered the room.
「Hee, isn’t that great, Marnie-san?」
「Master, please call me Marnie.」
Marnie and I have already repeated this exchange who knows how many times. She’s older than me, and she’s not a slave. We have an employer – employee relationship so I should add a “san”, but she just wouldn’t accept that. And she calls me 「Danna-sama」. Sure, it isn’t unnatural for a maid to call her employer this, but………….
Early morning the next day, Hans-san of the Adventurers Guild came to visit us at home.
「Good morning, Hans-san. What’s the matter, for you to come this early?」
「Ah, Takumi-kun, it’s an emergency summons.」
「An emergency summons?」
「Yes, adventurers of Rank D and higher are practically obligated to enlist.」
An official announcement of an emergency summons came from the Adventurers Guild, and as part of the main force, 『Wings of Norn』has to participate.
「I believe that Barack has the detailed account at the Guild, so could you prepare your equipment and gather at the guild? But I think you all will have to depart first.」
We prepared our equipment and headed to the Adventurers Guild. I had a large stock of food provisions in my item box, so we just did a check on the potions then everyone headed to the guild. Marnie was supposed to stay at the house but she herself said she’d go no matter what, so because we didn’t have the time, she came along.
「Marnie, you just became Rank E, so you’re not actually eligible.」
「It’s because I am Master’s maid. I will always be by your side to serve you.」
The guild hall was packed with adventurers. We followed Hans-san to the guild and after a little bit, Barack-san and Dorn-san came out.
「Silence! This is an emergency request! An adventurer discovered a swarm of monsters moving towards Wedgefort!」
It went like this. They said that with the sudden appearance of Wedgefort, a large fortress that radically developed, the monsters, attracted by the large number of people, gathered swarm after swarm and those various monsters moved towards Wedgefort. It’s just that they predicted that if we were to overcome this stampede, the monsters in Wedgefort’s surroundings would settle down.
「That’s how it is! D rank adventurers and higher will move to the south gate! Also, 『Wings of Norn』, 『Lion’s Fang』, and 『Crimson Rose』 stay behind!」
The adventurers each rushed out of the guild. Then, I heard a voice call out to me from behind. Yep, I know this voice. A troublesome one.
「Ou! Why are there more women now?!」
「Ah, it’s been a while, Heath-san. Bogah-san, same goes to you.」
「Yaa, you’ve been quite active, haven’t ya?」
「…… been a while.」
「Hold up! Don’t ignore me! I’ll cry!」
「Alright, I get it, so don’t.」
Lyle-san spit and approached me.
「Umm, I’ll give introductions. This here is Laeva, she’s my assistant. In my party, she’s a rearguard magic user. And then she’s Marnie, my personal maid.」
「「Please treat me well.」」
「Ou, nice to mー that ain’t it! A maid!? What the hell!?」
「You’re too noisy, Lyle!」
When I looked in the direction of the voice, there stood a red haired swordswoman wearing leather armor dyed red. Around her was a largely built woman equipped with a sword and a large shield, a black robed mage, a healer wearing a white hakama, and a female scout equipped with leather armor and daggers on both sides of her hips.
「Hanh? Tch, so it’s you, Merilda.」
「What do you mean tch? That handsome-kun is the leader of 『Wings of Norn』, isn’t he? I’m the leader of 『Crimson Rose』, Merilda, this tanker is Vallarie, the mage is Sally, the healer is Paula, and the scout is Linda.」
The ones who called out to Lyle-san was everyone from the 『Crimson Rose』 , whose party name was brought up by Barack-san. I see, their name is like that because all members are girls.
「I’m Takumi Iruma. This is Sophia, and next to her is Maria, then Laeva, and Marnie.」
「Fu~n, I certainly get why Lyle would keep yapping.」
Merilda-san grinned widely and looked at me.
「Ou! So introductions are over, yeah?! Takumi, with your carriage and Tsubaki, you’ll reach Wedgefort in a short amount of time. Cuz of that, I want you three teams to go first.」
「Have they been cornered considerably?」
「No, the town probably wouldn’t be defeated because of Takumi, but with it being resolved as soon as possible, it would show the durability of Wedgefort throughout the continent.」
I see, the walls of Wedgefort was indeed made to endure for a little while against a pack of dragon-types.
「Understood. Shall we head out then?」
「Yeah, we can go out right away.」
「Our preparations are also complete too.」
At this point, Dorn-san approached us.
「Iruma-dono, the Knight Order will also dispatch two battalions. But preparations will take some time, so I’ll leave it to you until then.」
「Yes, I’ll do my best.」
We went to the south gate and I called Tsubaki from the Subspace.
I took the carriage out of the Item Box and fastened it to Tsubaki. I had Heath-san and the rest get on and we started heading for Wedgefort at explosive speeds.
- Raws on LN and WN say attack power but I changed it to magic power because I believe these are typos and the attribute effects I know are Fire is attack power, Water is magic power, Wind is agility, Earth is defense. So it wouldn’t make sense for it to have that effect.[↩]
- Unlike Maria and Sophia who calls Takumi “Goshujinsama” which is a very formal way of saying Master, Marnie calls him “Danna-sama” which can be translated as either Master or Husband. And Marnie is purposefully saying it because of that second meaning.[↩]
I hope this makes up for last week’s short chapter >w<” Though, I don’t really have control over the length of the chapters lol Also, sorry stuff came up yesterday and I have plans today so the chapter got delayed. I’m literally on my way out so hopefully there’s no problems. >< Thank you for reading!
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