I'm an Adventurer! ~Musou Skill is Plane Magic~ (web version) - Episode 32
“It was at the Royal Academy’s graduation party, the last event, when His Royal Highness the Second Prince addressed the crowd.“
The ex-young lady, who had stopped crying, spoke up while sipping her nose. No one was urging her to do so, but there must have been some things that were piling up. I decided to listen without any unnecessary tweaks. The village chief and the slavers also read the air and seem to let her talk as it is. They are adults.
“At first he suddenly declared the engagement to be broken off. For reasons of lack of dignity and unworthiness. Then he said that I harassed my classmates who I didn’t like, and he accused me of adultery… I tried my best to insist that I was innocent, that I was wrongly accused, but he didn’t accept it. Then my father said, ‘You’re a disgrace to my family. That’s not worthy to face the crown, I’ll have you enslaved as punishment! And he sold me to this slaver…”
When she spoke that far, she looked down with tears streaming down her face again. Well, that’s a development I’ve heard somewhere.
“Can I ask you something?“
“Wh-what is it?”
“Didn’t the prince promote a commoner or a lowborn girl?“
“How did you know about that !?”
Her eyes widen with tears still pooling in her eyes, and the former daughter looks at me.
Really? Is it really an otome game? She doesn’t look like a villainous daughter. And the main route is already over.
“Hmmm, it’s a common development in stories. The young master of a big shop gets seduced by an evil woman.“
“Hmm, I’ve certainly heard that one a lot. I’ve never actually met the person in question before.”
“Yes, we thought so too, and we brought her to this trading city because we were afraid that if we continued to sell her in Royal Capital, the worst thing that could happen is that she would be bought and then silenced, so we brought her to this trading city.“
Oh, this slave trader seems to be a better person than I thought. It’s almost as if business like this makes you numb to your emotions, though. …Is it because you’re skinny, maybe because you have a bad stomach? You’re not a good fit, for this job.
“But the truth is that it’s a little hard to handle. It’s not a good selling to a bad guy, and although it’s not suitable for fighting, it can use magic, so I had to raise the price a little bit… and it’s beautiful to look at, so I was thinking that the only thing It could do was to be the sex slave of the master of the big store.“
She broke down in tears again. It’s the complete opposite of my life. When I imagine a future where there is nothing but despair, I want to cry.
“By the way, what kind of magic can she use?”
“Her magic is not an attribute magic, it’s in a magic called ‘balance’, which is classified as inherent magic.“
“I don’t know much about magic, but can you tell me what it is?“
“Yes, if you don’t mind of what I know.”
There are two main types of magic, ‘Attribute Magic’ and ‘Inherent Magic’.
Attribute magic is the magic that controls things in nature such as fire, water, earth and wind, and most wizards use this attribute magic. The most common attribute is earth magic, followed by water magic, fire magic and wind magic. I’ve been told that they’ve never heard of lightning, light and dark wizards.
Inherent magic is all magic except attribute magic, and my plane magic seems to fall into this category as well. I’ve been told that there are known spells such as ‘mind-reading’ and ‘mesmerizing’ magic. It’s a very dangerous one.
This is are the inherent magic, but it seems they tend to be at the extremes of very usable magic and no useful magic at all. Reading and fascination, my plane magic is usable magic. No, my plane magic is a super-useful magic. And her balance seems to be perceived as a magic that can’t be used. Its effect is that ‘I can tell the length and weight of things’.
“Sure, it’s convenient, but that’s something anyone with a balance or a ruler can figure out, because apparently you can compare two things and figure out which one is heavier or longer than the other, but that’s also something you can figure out if you have a balance or a ruler.“
Hmm? Hmm? How’s that for a comparison? Is that possible?
“So, how much is this sister going to sell?“
“Well…if she’s a wizard, former nobleman, and a good-looking person, the market rate is about 25 large gold coins.“
” know it’s expensive, but if you discount it a bit on the point that magic isn’t useful… eh?”
“Yeah, that’s why I buy it.”
“Oh, are you sure?“
“Are you buying me?”
The slaver and the ex-young lady are all staring at me. It’s a lot of money, but it’s not impossible to buy. In fact, a beautiful former noblewoman with magical powers is a premium of a premium. Maybe she’s inviting trouble, but as the old-timers say. “If you’re a man, buy a limited edition premiere,” and “It’s better to buy it and regret it than not to buy it and regret it!”
“Is it okay? You might get involved in troublesome things? It’s not suitable for adventure.”
“‘Yeah, that’s okay. I guess it’s just another fate, and I can teach her about the adventure.“
“Well, it’s not just sympathy. If you say that, I have nothing to say.”
The village chief seemed to agree.
“Oh, give me a service for our commission and stuff.”
Go to the slavers and ask them. I will bargain where I can!
Later, the village chief also chose 11 slaves to purchase, five boys and six girls. Initially there were 10, but one of the girls asked for her sister to join them, so the number was increased to 11. The total amount was 55 large gold coins. The price for child slaves was 5 large gold coins, so there didn’t seem to be any slaves with any particular added value.
The slave contract ended quickly because I have only one, but it took a little longer because there were 11 for village chief. The procedure is that the slaver casts “Change” ‘Modify’ on the contract crest and then the village chief casts “Agreement” ‘contract’, but there is a slight lag between the casts and the activation, so it took a long time. But why is magic in English? “Creator” ‘Maker’ I want you to be accountable.
At that time, I was taught about the coercive forces at work on the contractual crest. There are three forces at work on the contractual crest, he said.
The first is ‘obeying your master’s orders’. It’s perfectly natural. What is the purpose of being a slave who doesn’t do what you say?
The second one is “Do not harm your master and do not overlook the harm done to him”. This harm is all about pain and suffering, not only physically and emotionally, but also financially, he said.
They say that if you fight against these three compulsions, you will be punished by the gods of law and commerce with divine punishment. That’s what they said in the contract, pain to the point of death.
I mean, isn’t that the Three Principles of Robotics? Maybe not in that order. Dr. Asimov’s influence extends to other worlds? Amazing.
“So, Beat, this is where we say goodbye.“
As we left the slave trading house, the village chief said his goodbye.
“I’m going to take them to another inn. I can’t just stay there with all this kids, you know. We’ve paid for the current one five days in advance. You can stay there.”
“…Yeah, okay. Thank you, village chief. I’ll see you later.“
It’s a little sad, but it’s my choice. And it’s not like we’re saying goodbye to this life. If you’re still alive, you’ll be able to see each other again.
“Umu, I’ll see you later.“
As I saw the village chief leading the children towards the center of the city, only the former young lady remained next to me.
“By the way, I didn’t hear your name. I’m Beat. What about sister’s name?”
“Please excuse my behavior. I am Cristella. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Master.“
It’s here! The Real ‘Master’! This is embarrassing! The psychological damage is too great. I don’t know how those guys who go to maid cafes can stand it! I now understand why the village chief didn’t let me call him ‘master’. Village chief, you were right!
“Oh, um, What is happening ? Is there something wrong ?“
As I was writhing in agony, Cristella peeked in with a worried look on her face. I thought she was arrogant and high-handed because she’s a former marquis daughter, but she seems like a normal girl who also cares a lot. It’s just the way she talks, though.
“Y-you can’t call me ‘master’ okay.“
I guess this is what they call ‘breathless’. I managed to give my first order to Cristella.
“I-I understand. But in that case, what should I call you?“
“You can just call me ‘Beat’ normally. That’s what everyone calls me.”
“No, that won’t do. I’m not going to be able to accept that without a firm definition. Yes, well… in that case, I’ll just call you “Mr. Beat”, that’s all I can think of!“
“Ah, yeah, that’s fine.”
She seems to have been a pretty dreadful character. But still….
“You look better, don’t you?“
Earlier, you looked like it was the end of the world and you could almost see the slumbering rope in the background.
“Yes, that is so. I am embarrassed to tell you this, but just a few minutes ago I was afraid that a lowly species would buy me and scatter my innocence. Now that I have been bought by such a lovely person, and I can become the adventurer I have always wanted to be. Even though it’s small, when you have hope, it gives you the will to live!”
Is this the real one? Somehow she’s strangely excited. It’s better than dark, but it was more ladylike than it was earlier. But by pure, I mean she wasn’t in the company of a prince. Is the stiffness of her possessions ladylike?
“Oh, yeah. So it’s okay to sign up as an adventurer then?“
“Of course! It’s rather a wish come true!”
She clenches both fists and gives me a powerful speech, but it’s kind of tiring. But she seems positive, so it’s okay.
“Yeah, well, it’s a pleasure to work with you in the future, Cristella.”
“Yes, Mr. Beat! I look forward to working with you!”
I put out my right hand and shook hands with Cristella. It was a small, soft, girl’s hand. It’s been years since I’ve held a girl’s hand…nope, thinking about it is going to get me down this time. Let’s stay positive!
This is how I made my first friend. A companion for the adventure that is about to begin.
Okay real question, i don’t like using Japanese honorific ending because it’s sound not like ‘Another World’, so i use this ‘Master, Mr. , Ms. , etc’ instead, the question is : is it okay to use Master Beat because it’s translated from Beat-sama but Goshujin are also translated as Master too or i use ‘Mr.’ instead? but he’s a kid so it’s kinda weird, if any one of you know proper word for it, can you teach me?
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