TL : kekel2ms
ED : novarime
Medusa of the Demon Beast Forest : Part 3
As usual, Yuuki was chased by slime.
Although, he has already walked through 870 km to north-east to reach the Rindaru Empire, when he realized, he was already in the forest ―― Demon Beast Forest.
“Again….It looks like I encounter a Travel Gate (Warp Zone) again”
Maybe there are some people who think he is lazy and obstinate but… that’s normal for him.
Anyway, for Yuuki, after he exchanged the jewel which he obtained from Sartorin with some gold, currently he plans to become independent in this world for his own foothold quickly.
However, because Warp Zones hindered him, he can’t reach his destination, Rindaru Empire.
Food (Poisoned) which he obtained from Sartorin too, looks like it will run out soon, and food problem is becoming a serious situation.
“Damn it…. At this pace, I will die from starvation”
With emaciated face he said that and in his sight, a traveler passed through.
At the same time when the traveler approached, he tried to observe and evaluate Yuuki’s equipment.
- Demon Lord Mantle
- Anti-poison Necklace
- Indestructible Trunks
Demon Lord Mantle can rival small country’s national gold budget, Anti-poison Necklace too, its worth can buy several poverty stricken villages, those are the price for that rare item if you want to do a transaction.
However, if a normal person saw someone with something that are from famous dangerous people combined, they surely will draw away from him ―― it is supposed to be like that.
Really, it’s supposed to be like that but, the gaze from the traveler to Yuuki is…. Somehow, it was like a person who respected a respectful person, that was his gaze.
And then with admiration, the traveler opened his mouth.
“It can’t be…. Are you a hero who came from different world?”
“….Looks like that, at least I will become someone like that… Maybe?”
Yuuki responded with question-like answer but, the traveler nodded and somehow convinced.
“As expected, you are the hero right? Around here, Demon Beast Forest’s Witch, Medusa is living.”
“Yes, from long ago she reigned over Demon Beast Forest, if you don’t violate this place, you can pass through it safely but… I can’t trust this. More than anything, people say Medusa obtained Demon Noble title”
“Well, somehow I don’t understand but, maybe it’s like that”
“By all means, I want you to exterminate Medusa”
“No, maybe you don’t know but, my status is….”
Blocking Yuuki’s word, the traveler furthermore continued.
“I have a reason to request you.”
The traveler slap his chest, and said like this.
“Around here, There is a legend of a Hero that defeated Medusa. Your appearance… perfectly fits with the folklore”
Yuuki swallowed his breath.
Na*sica ä of the Valley of the Wind type, [Blue-Clad One] or something like that.
Certainly, I am wearing a funky fashion clothing. This kind of fashion is rarely used.
And… since he said that with full of confidence, this appearance really looks like the legend.
Is… what Yuuki thinks.
Perhaps, I am really a hero ―― not a me**l slime, because actually I’m hiding a really incredible power, probably not so.
Traveler that received Yuuki’s expectating gaze slapped his chest, and began to talk about the old legend story.
――That person, cladded in blue armor, shalt descend to Demon Beast forest.
――As a hero from another world, the possessor of crimson eyes.
――Wipe out demons, with a swing of silver sword, Finally, he drived out Medusa
“Except from another world, looks like it’s compeletly different, is it alright!?”
The traveler nodded.
“It’s not a blue armor, however it’s a black mantle, is it alright?”
“It’s not a crimson eyes, however it’s mongoloid, is it alright?”
“However it’s a trunks.”
――Getting affirmation to this extent, Yuuki too, can only trust.
“I mean… You said witch,right?… By any chance, Is Medusa a magic user?”
“I am not well informed about it but, since she’s called witch, that probability is high.”
“… I understand. So, if I defeat that Medusa… Something like reward will come out to me right?”
“Just in case… Because it’s a high-level demon. Cut and take the head of that being, and if you bring it to adventurer guild you can get about 30 gold coins….”
“Cut and take the head of that being…It’s heartless. I mean,
I don’t understand about this world market price. What is gold coin…?”
“Generally, you can just play and live for around half-year with 1 gold coin”
――For Me*l Slime, magic won’t work. In other words…. If the opponent is a magic user, even I can do it.
“So, where is the witch living?”
Traveler, stretch his neck and point out a path and said.
“From here, walk towards there for around 20 minutes, and you will see an enormous western-style mansion. Medusa should be living there….”
“Yosh, I understood…. even if you said that, The head must be cut off, right?
“Because it is the gold reward for high-level demon….You need the evidence”
That’s what Yuuki’s thought.
He doesn’t have any gore resistance. Moreover, specifically what kind of evil-deed Medusa has done, the traveler doesn’t talk any of it.
“Well, for a while I will be thinking about how to exterminate her…. Killing the witch or not, I will let my own eyes decide it.”
“If you’re hero, I believe you will certainly defeat the witch.”
While saying those words, the traveler had already started to go towards the direction from before.
Yuuki too, he has already started to walk towards Witch’s mansion.
Just like what the traveler said, after a while I see an enormous western-style mansion.
When he tried to dive in through the pompous gate that was wide enough for several wagons to go through it――Yuuki witnessed something.
“Uh.., it looks like, Medusa is really an unthinkable villainious person”
Yuuki clenched his fist.(SFX*Gyuu)
Before his gaze ―― In the suburbs over there, I see the appearance of cats eating food that was left out vividly.
It looks like, looks like Medusa is a giving food to the neighbourhood stray cats-type.
Moreover, because I see a kitten too, obviously those cats are breeding.
And, many times over and over cats are trying to go to the inside of mansion but, they were prevented by the invisible barrier.
The gate is left unguarded without care… that was Yuuki’s thought about it but, it looks like there are some defensive mechanism for that.
“On top of that, there is a barrier….Really….unthinkable villainious person”
That’s right, Yuuki hated that kind of person.
And, he muttered.
“I, without neutering them too… without petting them in the house too… Without taking responsibility to manage them… Because they are cute――I hate that kind of person who just gave food to cats!”
Yuuki’s sense of justice were on fire.
His heart is burning with the flame of rage intensely.
“I too… like cats! Many times I was driven by an urge to give some food to neighbourhood’s stray cat! Giving them food, getting along with them, and I wanted them to let me pat their head!”
But But…. is what Yuuki thinks.
“But if you won’t take responsibility until the end… You mustn’t do that!”
He kept glaring at witch’s western-style mansion.
――At first he doesn’t care about the likes of Medusa extermination.
“For now… To speak with the witch… I must do something to that barrier….”
At that pace he walk towards the gate.
Yuuki was prevented by the invisible barrier too.
And, from there Yuuki’s mantle started to shine.
――Demon Lord Mantle
Cheat Item that can halve every single magic effect, or possibly make it powerless.
Somehow I don’t really understand but, in Yuuki’s entering part, it looks like the barrier won’t become any problem for him.
“Just wait… Youkai : Nekobaba….! I will beat that kind of rotten character of yours into shape!”
Medusa of the Demon Beast Forest : Part 3（Afterwords）
It looks like, in this kind of situation, you must attack for real.