Chapter 4 : Hairun city
Harumi has awaken from his air sleeping state. He landed on the ground and sit down at a stump a little bit away from the road to the Hairun city entrance. He stretched his neck and leaked out a growling voice. The reason is because he has sleep for a long time. The other reason why he landed here is because he don’t know how the people will react to him.
“Huah. Before I sleep in the air, my level is only 10. why is it at level 102 now?”
Harumi opened his semi-transparent status screen. What is happening when he is sleeping? He has no idea at all.
“I also got so many skill.”
just when he is looking, the sun is going to set and the sky has turned orange.
“Hmm… anyway, let’s think about it after I find a place to sleep in the town.”
even after this far, he only cares about sleeping. When he arrived to this world, he immediately sleep. After waking up, sleeping in the air. There is nothing else other than sleep.
Before entering, he switched to see his item box:
gold x 3 , silver x 10, copper x 30, iron sword, iron shield, healing potion (grade 1) x 5 , antidote (grade 1) x 5 , pajamas (one set), pillow.
“Indeed the God is really thoughtful. She even prepared me a pajamas!”
after changing my clothes to pajama and holding a pillow in my hand, there is no better condition to sleep but I need to find a place for the night first. I walked to the entrance of Hairun city and I saw a gatekeeper there.
Hairun city is one of the city in Bronze country. Because the country is specialized in developing bronze metal and works, that is why the country is called bronze. It also actually signifying the rank of the kingdom.
This world implying on the metal works level to determine the country rating. The different level also signaling the country military force, land size and various things. The ranks are Mithril, orichalcum, platinum, gold, silver, mercury, steel, iron, copper, and bronze in total 10 different rank. Of course bronze rank is the lowest while Hairun city is the city of the third bronze kingdom, Kokuryo. That’s why the security is also shabby. Because of the bronze rank, the city only have one military defense force which is always patrolling to guards again Bahamut.
They are always wary that it will come and annihilate the city. But they noticed one thing.
“What happened? The Bahamut is gone? How can no one saw it?”
the one who said that is the third bronze country Kokuryo, grandmaster knight Bern. He planted his fist to the desk while roaring. He has a shoulder length golden hair and already a middle aged man. His charm and rage causing the conference room to be silent.
Suddenly, an old man come and sit in front of him. He is slowly stroking his white beard and said.
“What is wrong? Is it true that the eagle guild lost sight of bahamut?”
the old man is the guild master of Hairun city, Mainz. Because Bernd position is comparable to him, he couldn’t vent his frustation on him so he just pressed it at the guild.
“How can the guild lose sight of bahamut? His stature is huge, are you blind? How is this possible?”
“Knight leader, if I may talk actually there is a possibility that the bahamut disappearance is not because he escaped our surveillance. It is possible that the bahamut is dead.”
The one who talked is Ririade. The third bronze kingdom second princess. Regarding her royal background, Bernd couldn’t talk anymore. Furthermore even if her position in the army is lower than Bernd, her authority of command is surpassing him. As a nobility, the 17 years old girl is also recognized by the others. They regard her as the beautiful and intelligent princess. Her silver glossy hair, mellow breast and perfect body like a model, no one dares to refute her.
“and guild master, did the surveillance team have a recording crystal? So we can confirmed this matter.”
then they looked at the recorded scene.
“This Bahamut is consumed by this black substance, like a snake, unfortunately it was taken from a quite far distance. We couldn’t really know what is the real identity of the black shadows.”
Bern didn’t even look at the recording crystal since he know Mainz will use it to mocks him.
“Knight commander, now surely you know that it wasn’t our fault so why are you yelling at us earlier. Now, shouldn’t you find out the true nature of this black mass?”
Bern then can only clenching his own fist. He was angry because Mainz mocks him but he need to hold himself.
“So, guild master, did you think we should enter the black forest?”
“Even though the bahamut is no longer staying at the Yamino-dai forest, but it is still dangerous. If that black something is actually a monster that is able to devour bahamut, then it will be a much dangerous situation. So we should investigated this carefully. That’s what I want to say.”
“So, you’re actually afraid?”
“Surely everyone afraid of death. Or is the knight commander didn’t fear death and would like to investigate?”
“In this case, princess shouldn’t be involved in such danger. Let me assign a S rank adventurer party to go and investigate.”
Hearing that, Bern is ridiculed by Mainz but he couldn’t fight back.
“If that’s the case, then I think it is also better if the princess asked the guild to take care of this. Do you agree princess?”
after that, Bernd is hiding his resentment towards Mainz and leave the room.
Six month ago, Bernd also encounter some problem with the lizardman attack which he throw all of the responsibility to the guild so there is a story between them.
Now only Ririade and and Mainz left in the room.
“Royal highness, there is another thing that I want to report.”
“What is it?”
“Actually…” Mainz was uncomfortably saying the words.
“The thing regarding bahamut, we have a suspect. This suspect actually come to the town from the Yamino-dai forest direction.”
“Is that true? This person come from the north?”
“yes… actually the person is a beastman cat tribe. When he encountered the gatekeeper, he walked from the north direction and didn’t carry any weapon.”
“He didn’t bring any weapon?”
“Yes, sadly before we could interrogate him, he already fall into sleep. Hahaha.”
Mainz suddenly laughed. Of course it never been heard before that a person actually fall asleep when being interrogated.
“Since he is asleep, we couldn’t know anything about where he come from. We can only know he is from cat tribe from his appearance.”
“So, did you think that this beastman involved in the bahamut incident?”
“The possibility is not zero but the question is why he isn’t carrying any weapon. Even if it’s not bahamut, there are still dangerous monster in the north. Was that normal?”
“Well, is it okay to leave the beast man for now?”
“Apparently he is still sleeping for now so when he is awake I will inform your highness.”