Black Iron Magician - 9
Chapter 9 Castle Town Diana
――The third day of training.
A day has passed since I taught Hal magic. Thanks to Gobuo’s achievements, the lecture I was worried about went smoothly, though not quite as smoothly as the martial arts. Now, Haru has grown to the point where it’s okay to use elementary level magic in succession. If she keeps this up, her job level will increase by the end of the day.
Katsuragi Haruna 16 years old Female Human
Job: Magician LV1
MP: 45/45 (+5)
Magic Power: 20 (+3)
◇ Hand-to-hand Combat LV21
◆ Dark Magic LV8
Yeah, it’s good. It looks like she had been practicing in the shadows privately, her hand-to-hand combat has risen unnoticed. If Haru’s job was a brawler, she should have leveled up a long time ago. Well, if that skill is displayed as ◆, that is.
By the way, Haru’s status can be viewed at any time by the power of the skill 『Uncrowned Master and Disciple』 which links me and Haru as a master and disciple. Farewell, your duty is over, Sacred Stone. However, Haru can’t see my status. That damn Haru, she was wanting to see my status the moment I explained this. Being curious is a good thing. However, even a master has privacy. Even I ask for permission to see her status.
This skill also bestows another benefit on Haru, but I will explain it when she raised her job level.
「Are you going out to town again?」
「Yeah, things are going better than I expected. It’s a lot earlier than planned, but Haru’s basic skills are building up reasonably well. Today we’re going to change things up and train outside.」
「Ah, training outside!」
Haru’s eyes are shining brightly. That’s right, we’re going to train outside. Well, except when I went shopping, we basically trained around the house. I can understand the feeling of being interested in a townscape and a world that you haven’t seen yet. Maybe her feeling is like a young person just before traveling abroad?
The country we are live in, Magic Kingdom Adelheit, is a country that’s excelling at handling magic as the name suggests. Since it is inland, it was hard to obtain fish dishes. But, thanks to the development of high-performance magic items, it is relatively more convenient than other countries. The resources are also quite abundant.
It is a peaceful country that is not so big to be called a big country, but it’s big to be called a small country, and the King’s policy is always neutral. There is an army in such a country, and the army is surprisingly strong. That’s the Magic Knights, or rather, their leader is the strong one.
Even if it doesn’t get caught in the fires of war, monsters will still spring forth outside the city’s barrier. If you leave it alone, the road will be destroyed and the carriage will be attacked, so those who subdue them will always be necessary. The work of the Magic Knights mentioned above includes cleaning these monsters. However, their scope is concentrated on ensuring people’s safety. So, they can’t go to dungeons to collect valuable materials or go to monsters habitat area unless it’s an emergency.
That stage is for those who dream of getting rich quickly, Adventurers. They go out of their way to dangerous areas where ferocious monsters roam, taking a risk to defeat bounty monsters, or making a living by collecting designated materials. There was no such a profession like an adventurer, but since who-knows-when, there are people like warriors or magicians lumped together and being called so.
In the guild, which is their work agency, it is possible to decide a suitable job for those who haven’t do so. This place is one of our destinations today. Well, there’s a place we need to go to before going there.
「Shishou, why did you build your house deep in the mountain? Isn’t that inconvenient? There almost only animal trail in the forest, and it’s an hour’s walk just to get down to the city.」
Just as we were about to leave, Haru started talking about such things.
「It would be dangerous if it exploded in a crowded city.」
「That might be true―――― explosion!? Is that house can explode!?」
「It’s okay, it rarely happens.」
「It doesn’t sound okay at all…」
Haru is looking at the house with concern, but it is safe unless dangerous work is done. It’s more likely to happen if you make that woman angry, but I’ll shut up about it.
「Haru, you seem to be fine with it, even though it’s inconvenient. Canon seems to have gotten used to it now, but when he came here for the first time, he was exhausted and fell in front of the door.」
「I’m used to training in the mountains. This much is a piece of cake.」
「You sure are sturdy. Well, let’s go.」
After that, Haru descended while shadow-boxing. And by the time we arrived in town, her hand-to-hand combat skill level was raised by one.
The castle town of Adelheid, Diana. As you can expect from a town under the royal castle, it is large in size and has a beautiful, well-developed townscape. Especially in the commercial district, there are a lot of people coming and going, and the lively voice of merchants can be heard here and there. Ahh, I hate crowds.
「Wow, this place is always bustling! Shishou, that shop sells fish. But it’s expensive!」
「I think there is still a stockpile of foodstuffs that we bought last time. More importantly, that way, c’mon.」
I pointed a certain store while grabbing the naughty little girl, who was about to dash off, by the scruff of the neck.
「Armor shop 『Bristly Beard』 …?」
Haru can speak the language of this world and can read the letters as a side effect of the different world transfer. The sign of the store is also here. Well, if she couldn’t do it, she wouldn’t be able to read books or having a conversation in the first place, so it’s too late pointing it out now.
「That shop sells weapons and armor for adventurers. First, look at your clothes and equipment. Keep using those clothes is inconvenient, right?」
「Ehehe, it’s easy to move though…」
Currently, the clothes that Haru has are one tracksuit, one good-looking outfit that seems to have been provided from the castle, and two athletic clothes that’s easy to move around. Since she does training every day, she washes and dry it every time it gets dirty. She had been using it for the past few days by using every trick, but that’s not good.
「Shishou, is this store your top recommendation?」
「Yeah, all the items for sale are first-class items, and you can even make custom-made items. Above all, because the shopkeeper is a stubborn person, maybe that’s why the shop is so quiet and easy to enter around here. There aren’t many armor shops that are run by level 5 blacksmiths that are this good.」
「Shishou, please don’t talk about that in the store even by mistake.」
I opened the door without minding about Haru. Then, the doorbell made a lovely sound. Inside the store, swords, armor, etc. are displayed in a narrow space, and some of the weapons randomly placed in the big barrels can be seen here and there. How should I put it, it’s so narrow that it feels like being buried by the products. The path to the counter is narrow. They should have kept it a bit organized.
「Welcome, ain’t it Deris-danna? Do you have business with boss Gan?」
The one who greeted me over the counter using a fake Kansai dialect was Anita, the poster girl. She’s a weirdo who used standard language when she was a child, but changed her speech the moment she became a merchant.
「There’s that too, but I have to buy some clothes for this girl――」
「Wow, that’s a huge amount of armor! Are these all real?」
「Those are real, so don’t touch them carelessly, okay? It’s stacked in a perfect balance, so it will collapse if you are careless.」
「Ahaha, I’ll be careful.」
「Good grief. So, Anita.」
「…Deris-danna brought in a woman!? This ain’t a joke!」
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