Status Meister - Chapter 27
Episode 27 Pink & Green
Edited by: XenonWonder
Before arriving in the forest, we encountered a herd of what was probably wildlife, so we decided to take a short break on the riverbank to calm Miria down.
“Miria, have you calmed down?”
“I will be fine, as long as Takashi-san doesn’t say anything weird!”
“But then again, Miria is surprisingly muzzled. I didn’t know you could be so delusional just after hearing a few words.”
“Nah, Nah! Nah! No! I am not delusional!”
She denied it, but her eyes were swimming. The lie was easy to catch. I’ll have to give her a bit of verbal tease next time as well. I could have fun with that.
“You know, you’re a mess. I’m going to give the Harpy a shot, is there anything I should be aware of?”
“Already? What?! No! I won’t tell you anything!”
“Okay, right? Well, if Miria does not want to tell me, I might die, you know?”
“Uuuu..you’re fooling me like that again…”
For goodness sake, I think she’s starting to find out how I talk when I’m misbehaving. She seems to understand me, and I’m happy about it.
“Harpies, unlike Centipede, call out their companions by crying(squealing). Also, even though they’re monsters, they act together with other monsters, so it’s difficult to hunt only harpies on their own.”
“I love Miria, who says she hates me, but is always there to take care of me.”
Now she was quite embarrassed. Well back to the topic, if they act together against other monsters, as Miria said, it will be challenging to destroy each one.
Though, should I deliberately let it call all its friends and hunt them all together?
“Are the Harpies strong? How do they compare to the monsters we’ve been fighting?”
“Harpies are physically weaker than the monsters we’ve hunted so far, but since they use wind magic, they might possibly be the strongest monsters that we’ve ever encountered.”
A monster that uses magic, it will undoubtedly be troublesome.
But I’m sure there will be more battles with such monsters in the future. I’ll let them use magic on purpose to get used to it.
“So, it means that if they are unable to use magic, they will be weak. Let’s go ahead.”
“Are we going to fight there?”
“Don’t worry, don’t worry. I’ll draw them over with my vanguard, and Milia will use her magic to kill them with a bang.”
“I hope everything works out with this simple strategy.”
We walked into the forest on a lighter note. Soon after we entered, we were attacked by several butterfly-like monsters.
Miria said they were dangerous, but truthfully shit weak! I was able to defeat them just by playing around with my mace.
“Butterflies are weak, but if you inhale their scale-dust, you may get paralyzed, so please be careful.”
“I see. So the main body is weak because of the special attack?”
“I’m not sure, but is it like that?”
“Oh, yeah.” Miria tilts her head.
‘…Huh? What’s that noise?’
A little further on, I heard nonhuman cries.
On looking closer, I saw a square filled with a massive number of monsters.
In that square, there were harpies making noises; god knows whether they were talking or singing. Furthermore, the butterflies were gathered around them without any space.
‘Oh no. What, that number.. Are they celebrating something?’
‘I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this… what is it?’
‘I don’t know. It’s going to take a long time to take them all down.’
“Hmm… Harpy, butterfly, gather, song? festival?”
Miria was wondering what the situation was all about.
For some reason, like the protagonist of a detective story, she started guessing while voicing the noise she heard.
She sure is a child in both the brain and body. Then she showed an expression as if she found the solution.
Ping! It flashed like that in her mind.
“Oh! I understand!”
She had done it! She may have thought of the reason behind the noise, but now she has also alerted those monsters. Soon they suddenly stopped and were staring at us all together.
“Millia, you’ll be punished later, for sure.”
“Ah! Stupid! Ahhhhh!”
I was just going to level up my swordsman anyway, and now I will also provide backup to Miria!
There were too many of them. This place also has great mana concentration, sigh I’ll take some damage this time, and I’m more afraid of paralysis than anything else. I’ll become a statue.
I hope I can take out the butterfly in one hit. Now we just have to deal with the Harpy’s magic.
“Milia! Barrier! Create a shed and support me with fire magic! I’m gonna advance ahead!”
Instructing Miria, I ran to the hall with all my strength.
Something was strange about Miria’s reply, but she’s not tempered by any battles for now.
The barriers seem to be up, but she’ s running behind me. Didn’t she know that she’s supposed to build a shed?
I looked at Miria with concern, and when I followed her to a position where I could see the whole of the hall, she began to focus on constructing the shed.
At Least she can judge the situation accurately. Great.
It’s my turn then; I’m going to use the mace and turn all of them into mincemeat.
“Huh! Ha! Ya!”
The more I swung the mace, the more monsters fell, which felt good, but all the blood and bodies made a gross sight.
“Miria! Give priority to the ones trying to escape!”
I cut through the hall as it was, knocking down monsters within my perimeter.
Something started to feel wrong with the right half of my body when I tried to knock them down quickly. My movement began to slow down. Was this paralysis? I couldn’t shake my arm, as I expected.
I put my palm on my chest for a moment and used healing magic.
My body seemed to glow white for a moment, and then I was able to move.
Was that paralysis, after all? I had thought that I might suddenly become immobile, but I guess I’m the type that can’t move gradually.
I could endure this to some extent.
However, while defeating the monster, even though I wasn’t hit, there was an occasional “whack”, was this sound of the wind magic that the Harpy uses?
I don’t know where it was coming from because I can’t see it, but maybe it’s wind magic. The power itself is unlikely to be a big deal.
Soon, there were only about ten monsters left due to the fixed turret from Miria’s shed.
“Miria, stop. I’ll do the rest.”
I bash down on monsters nearby, and soon I’m done hunting them all.
“That wasn’t as big a deal as I thought it would be.”
“Takashi-san, it was amazing. You’re running around and defeating them all.”
“Thanks to Miria defeating the monster trying to escape, I was able to concentrate and fight.”
“I’m not quite there yet.”
While complimenting each other, Miria and I collected the corpses of the monsters one by one.
There were lots of them; there must be at least 60 of them. They would earn quite a lot of money together from the morning’s incident.
But still, what was this meeting all about in the end?
“So? Miria-san, how should we punish you? Do you have anything to say?”
“Huh! I’m sorry. I was just glad I solved the mystery behind the noise…”
“What did you solve?”
“This is probably a gathering for green butterfly spawning.”
How can they gather so much for just spawning? Isn’t spawning usually something you do in secret?
“The green butterfly is a female. And all the eggs laid by the females are fertilized by having se, se ~i….. with the male.”
“A male! Everyone is one of them! They fertilize eggs!”
What is this exchange? I thought while doing it myself, but it is just sexual harassment.
Anyway, all the sexually active males are on it, or…
It was a pretty unusual situation.
“But why was the Harpy there? No matter what?”
“Harpy acts with another monster, so it might have followed them and were watching the action.”
“It’s here to watch public sex. Well, then I should have shown you too.”
All of this must have been too much fuel for the dense Miria that she had a short circuit.
I piggybacked Milia, whose consciousness had gone to a faraway place, and left the forest. Miria’s butt felt the best, after all.
After enjoying the ride, we moved to the riverbank, where we had rested earlier.
After laying Miria down on my lap pillow, I’ll check our status while I’m at it.
▼Takashi Watanabe Lv.16 Monk Rank.D
ATK: 111 (96 + 15)
STR:4(+ -) VIT:5(+ -) INT:7(+ -) DEX:4(+ -) CHA:8(+ -) (18)
JOB: Monk Lv.16 S Unknown Lv.19 Magician Lv.10 Adventurer Lv.9 Villager Lv.1 Fighter Lv.1 Warrior Lv.1 Swordsman Lv.1 Archer Lv.1 Priest Lv.1
SKL: Increase Magic Power Small, Elementary Healing, Elementary Healing, Divine Hand, Divine Eye
EQP: Iron Mace +2 Iron Shield +1 Half Plate Leather Gauntlet +1 Leather Boots +1
▼ Milia Wale Lv.19 Magician Rank. E
ATK: 24 (18 + 6)
STR:2(+ -) VIT:3(+ -) INT:10(+ -) DEX:2(+ -) CHA:3(+ -) (18)
JOB: Magician Lv.19 S Monk Lv.16 Adventurer Lv.10 Villager Lv.2 Merchant Lv.1 Slave Lv.1 Slave Lv.1 Warrior Lv.1 Swordsman Lv.1 Shooter Lv.1 Priest Lv. 1
SKL: Small Magic Power Increase, Elementary Magic, Elementary Magic: Magic Barrier
EQP: Wood Stick + 4 Gothic Lolita Headdress Leather Boots.
Probably because I had taken out a large number of monsters earlier, the level has gone up all at once. I’m almost at level 20 now. Will I be learning a new skill again? I can’t wait to get to level 20 as soon as possible.
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