I'm an Adventurer! ~Musou Skill is Plane Magic~ (web version) - Episode 42
I created the camera again and flew it up into the sky to look for a watering hole nearby. I brought it up to the limit and searched as far and wide as I could, and found a spring in a small forest close to a large forest. Since the direction is roughly south west, we only have to make a short detour.
“There’s a water spring to the west-southwest of here, so let’s take a break there and clean it up.”
“All right. But how did you know that? You said it was your first time heading west, right?”
“Yeah, it’s my first time. I didn’t know that, I just found it.“
“??? What? I’m not sure I understand what you mean by that? ???”
“Ahhh, well, I’ll explain it to you on the way.”
I put Cristella, who has a big question mark on her face, on the guru’s seat next to me, and by the way, I also pile the boar who I defeated on top of the carriage. It’s just a flat surface and sealed, so the smell of blood won’t attract any monsters. If we don’t dismantle it after we get to the fountain, we won’t be able to remove the blood on Cristella.
When I explained about the camera to Cristella along the way, she looked at me with a grandiose surprise and then a twinkle in her eye.
“It’s wonderful, it’s too wonderful! I didn’t know you could use inherent magic and even more importantly, clairvoyance! I’ve never heard of anyone like that in the history of this country!”
“No, it’s not two, it’s one of my magical abilities. But clairvoyant, clairvoyant… that’s what it sounds like, that’s the kind of ability I’m talking about. Could it be that someone had that inherent magic?”
“Yes, more than 200 years ago. I heard that the Baron, who once possessed the unique magic of clairvoyance, was made an earl as a reward for winning the war against the empire. To be able to use the same power as him, Master Beat’s glory is as good as promised!“
That’s over 200 years old. They were at war then, too. It’s a tough thing to do. But if there have been examples in the past, it might not be as bad as I imagined it would be if they found out. No, there’s a good chance things are different now than they were then. I’m not optimistic. Reality is always even worse than the worst expectations. The best thing to do here is to keep it under wraps.
“I don’t think I have to tell you, but you mustn’t tell anyone.“
“Yes, I understand. We’ll keep it a secret!“
It’s kind of a playful voice, but it’s a little scary when it’s said in blood. It’s a mild horror story. Why does she always seem to be a bit of a disappointment to me?
The water of the fountain was very clear, so clear that it was almost drinkable as is. It doesn’t seem so because of its high transparency, but it seems to be deep enough. The water flowed out of the spring as a stream, leading to a swampy area in the woods. The stream ends there and does not seem to be flowing out anywhere. It must be seeping into the ground as it is.
Tall trees grow sparsely around the spring, and undergrowth and shrubs grow to fill the space. I feel that the density of shrubs is higher than that of large forests.
We wanted to make sure we had water to drink, so I asked Cristella to wash up in the stream instead of the spring.
“Ha, it’s embarrassing, so if you’re going to peek, please hide.”
I’ll do my best to ignore Cristella’s nonsense. No, I’m interested, but this is not the time for that.
A watering hole is a standard hunting ground. There are some bushes that are perfect for ambushes. In fact, the sign of the monster that seems to have been watching us with caution is slowly approaching. If you don’t get rid of it, you won’t be able to take a rest.
“I’m going to take a look around, and make sure the blood on your equipment is wiped clean.”
“Yes, of course, I understand. Go ahead and have fun.“
Hearing the sound of Cristella taking off her equipment behind my back, I stepped into the woods. The pulled back hair is just a little.
I defeated 12 monsters in about 30 minutes, but there was only one monster that was the same as the one in the Great Forest, a big monkey. Other monsters included a wild boar monster (not an orc), a snake monster that I also saw in the Great Northern Forest, and a huge weasel monster, but none of them were as strong as the ones in the Great Forest.
The monsters I defeated were all loaded into plane magic containers to carry them all. This is a valuable food for this trip.
This trip was timed to match the timing of the village chief’s departure, so we couldn’t bring out much food. Therefore, we had to buy enough food to meet our needs locally. Meat is hunted and wild grass is cut. Living in the wild.
This trip is planned to last 5 or 6 days, so this should be enough for us. We may have too much meat, though.
There’s one more sign of a larger presence around the fountain. It seems to be a type of monster I’ve never met before. It’s coming towards me. I wonder if it can smell the blood of the monsters I hunted. The sound of rustling through the undergrowth is getting closer. It doesn’t seem to be that strong, and that is just fine. Let me train myself to fight a monster head-on for the first time. I decided to intercept them instead of hiding.
As soon as I took one look, I knew that I couldn’t defeat this monster. No, we’re too incompatible. Or is it too good?
I picked up a tree branch about three centimetres thick that had fallen at my feet and snapped it to about six inches long. If only I could do something with this branch.
It’s growling and threatening me. Threatening me means that he understands how strong I am. It’s pretty clever of you to not let your guard down when I look like a kid.
I hold the tip of the branch pointed at the monster. When I move it slowly to the left, the monster also follows the branch with its eyes. If I move it to the right, it will also follow it with its eyes.
I increased my speed a little and moved it back and forth to the left and right, and the monster held itself low while chasing the branch with its eyes. It’s a stance that can pounce on me at any time.
I finely swing the branch a few times left and right, and then stop it once with a snap. And then…
“Come on! Go get it!“
I tossed the branch toward the back of the woods. The monster chased after it happily, buzzing its tail. The monster was a dog…no, it was a wolf-shaped monster.
Then, after letting it fetch the branches a few times, we enjoyed chasing each other for a while.
I’m such an overwhelmingly dog person that if you ask me if I’m a dog person or a cat person, I’ll answer without hesitation that I’m a dog person. It’s not that I don’t like cats. In fact, if I had to say whether I like cats or not, I would definitely like them. But I just like dogs even more than that. In my previous life, my whole family was dog lovers, so I guess you could call it genetic. I don’t have that gene built into my body now, but I must have inherited the soul gene.
Even though it’s a monster, there’s no way I can attack a dog-shaped creature. If it came to a fight, there was only one way to, escape. But I have a technique I’ve developed over the years (though it’s a story from my past life) to make the dogs happy! No, wolves…no, no, no, no, no, it’s a wolf-shaped monster.
There aren’t many dogs that don’t like to chase and fetch. Basically, they love to run. I’m sure this one is no exception, and is quite content to run around and do as it pleases. That’s good.
Now, the monster is eating the meat of a dismembered giant monkey while I pat it on the back. Most animals don’t like to be touched while they are eating, but this one must have been very hungry, so it didn’t mind. It may be because it is still a child. The size of its head and feet to the size of its body is clearly the ratio of a child. It’s probably why it’s not very cautious.
Normally, animals of the canine family form packs. It should probably be the same in this world. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a creature that resembled a wolf so much as this one. But this one seems to be the only one. Even if I look around for signs, there are no other individuals of the same species in the vicinity.
It’s not natural to say that this is a lone juvenile canine. There must have been some kind of accident. If you look closely at this one, you can see that it too has scars all over its body, and there’s no doubt about it. Was it left by the herd, or was it left behind?
It’s impossible for a young canine animal to survive without being part of a pack. If left unchecked, they will not be able to catch food for themselves and will become emaciated and die in the near future. I am an overwhelmingly dog person, and there is no way I could overlook that. There’s no way I could!
“Do you want to come with us?”
Satisfied with the meat, I talk to it, as it lies down on its side to my right and begins to groom itself. It turns to me and looks at me curiously.
“I’m sure you’ll find that if you come with us, I’ll at least feed you. What do you think?“
I scratched behind its ear with my right hand, and it seemed to feel good as it rubbed its head against me. Hmmm, that’s pretty easy for a master mofurist like me to handle…oops, I was just about to go in the direction of the day after tomorrow.
I stopped and stood up, and it stood up with me, staring at my face. As I started to walk away, it followed behind me, wagging its tail. It looks like I’ve been recognized as a friend and leader of the pack.
Good! My first poke*n, I got it! No, it’s just a normal monster, though.
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