Arms Otome- Chapter 5
We are now in front of the village gate. In order to buy Erina I must admit, it feels like we really did overdo ourselves a little. Even I received some damage a couple of times.
Every time I received a damage, I witnessed Ente’s crying face, but I can’t help it, I have to receive the damage… In order to lessen the burden on Ente, even if it’s just a bit.
However it really worth it, I finally have enough money to buy Erina. But it kinda sounds awful thinking about buying Erina.
There are depictions of trying to buy slaves in otherworld stories. Doing this is definitely close to that. Well, to a normal person, I only looks like buying a bow.
「Even though you are quite sturdy, I don’t want to see master getting hurt.」
Ente looks really worried about me. She really is such a nice girl, mou.
「Hai, *Gomen-ne, Onee-sama.」
(TL: Yato is definitely acting as a little sister since she looks the part)
I’m trying to sound like an imouto saying to her onee-sama… But iya, it’s really embarrassing! Even my face is starting to blush… This probably is how that old man, the peddler, thought us sister. Sometimes, it’s not really bad to act like a spoiled kid like this, and it can’t be helped that I’m actually an old woman.
「Hmmm?… Is this the sisters the inn lady was just talking about?」
We suddenly heard someone calling in a loud voice. Ente quickly located the source of the voice and put her guard up.
From the voices, I thought he would be a bandit trying to call out me, but it’s actually an old man wearing some strong armor.
「Hey Hey, don’t be so alarmed, you’re hurting this old man’s feelings.」
Even though he’s squatting down, he doesn’t look cute at all. Well, at least he doesn’t seem to be hostile towards us. However I’ll stay beside Ente to be sure while talking to him.
「Is there something you need from us?」
I think he’s someone who is acquainted with the Inn Lady.
「I am Gamund, a Knight of Belt Country. I have been going around this neighborhood for a while, you see the inn lady was looking for people who were supposed to stay but still haven’t returned.」
Hmm, I see, so he is a knight. Belt Country is also one of the locations that can be found in “Arms Otome”, but I don’t know a Gamund. Well, we don’t really need to mind it then. For now, let’s see what his intention is.
「Is that so? My name is Yato, and this here is Ente. We are travelers from a faraway country and we’re currently staying in this village.」
I still don’t know what countries are in existence, so saying vague things like a faraway country will be good enough for now.
「Hmmm, if it’s a far country, maybe around Madra or the further one, Elyuta. Or maybe, even further across the ocean, Ibran…..」
I somehow covered it up with a smile, but mentally screaming, I don’t know any of those countries!
「Oh well, I don’t really want to keep prying, since it doesn’t seem like any of you are the people I’m looking for.」
It seems like a bother for him looking for this person. Well, it seems troublesome, and I don’t want to raise any weird flags, so let’s just end the chat here.
「Well, you see the person I’m looking for is —」
「Mu!? Do you know anything about it? ….. Actually this is the story.」
An unavoidable flag has been raised, I mean, isn’t this a confidential matter? Oi!…
「The person I’m tracking is a man named Ganga, he’s a Corpse User. Originally he was working for Belt country in the capital, but recently he did something that betrayed the kingdom. So, now he’s on a wanted list arranged by the country.」
Corpse User…. Isn’t that a necromancer. But I wonder what he did to the kingdom for them to target him like this.
「Techniques dealing with corpses and dead spirits is just an art, There are various restrictions on using it, but he did something more taboo and irreplaceable than any of those restrictions. That is to deprave life and use that same corpse for it.」
People called corpse users and dead spirit users don’t seem to known as evil wizards, and some are even given normal positions. It’s just that dealing with things concerning the dead have various restrictions imposed. Among them are taboos that should never be breached, there are two that seems to be hard to enforce.
One would be, of course, reviving of the dead. If you are using a corpse, it’s normal to just use the corpse. To revive someone is more like restoring everything with a soul intact. Not raising a corpse as undead but returning it back to life.
However, there hasn’t been even one case of success. Well if someone really did manage to succeed they would probably be revered as a God. Mostly who try it are able to restore the body but never succeed in returning the soul, they always end up with something like a distorted soul and become golem like beings.
And the second unforgivable breach would be to convert a living person into the undead and enslaving them. This is literally a crime of homicide, and in the case of corpse users, it’s treated heavier than a normal homicide. It’s a first-class felony when someone comes to murder because of the desire to enslave corpses. The limit would be to apply surgery to unauthorized corpses. It’s also forbidden to bring a corpse in any public place such as a town or a villages.
「So… Is that individual supposed to be lurking around here?」
If such a person actually exist, I would be bothered when killing monsters around the village. No, even if that was the case I need to earn money.
「There is info from the royal city that he is heading here. That is why I am currently investigating around here with my men.」
Hmmmm… Although not confirmed, the possibility is still there.
「You girls seemed to have gone outside the village. Although I want you to stay in town if possible, at least be careful and pay attention.」
「Of course, thank you very much!」
I gave out a big smile.
Thinking about it, I did think that he looked like a bandit at first. I sure did such a bad thing. He is, after all, a good person to warn us.
「Oh that’s right, My men are currently also staying at the inn today. Let’s dine together, if you don’t mind, that is.」
Even, inviting us to a meal with a face as if praising… Maybe, the children of this people are around our age. the current me that is.
「Hohou, so this two were the sisters you mentioned?」
At the moment, I’m currently eating with the knights.
The meal prepared this night is green boar stew and vegetable stir fry.
As the inn lady has mentioned, it definitely was a feast.
The knights are also in good spirit. Some of them seems to already have been drunk though.
「We are not really sisters, I mean Yato-sama is my master and am only a servant of her」
Ente and Gamund seems to talking about me. Well I’m sitting next to them so I’m listening to their conversations.
It seems that my acting as an older sister wasn’t really convincing enough.
It doesn’t really matter that we’re not seen as sisters tho, It’s just their misunderstanding thinking that we are.
「I see, So that’s why it seems like your positions were seemingly different, don’t tell me, might you a princess from somewhere?」
Gamund was murmuring something for a while, though I could hear it since it was quite loud probably because he’s already getting drunk.
As expected, calling yourself a princess is really embarrassing.
For now, let’s just pretend that we didn’t hear it, tilting my cup to cover up his face. By the way I’m drinking juice.
I was stopped when I tried to drink alcohol. I sure missed the beer bubbles.
Also, It seems like Gamund’s company came from the northwest from a town called Varsa.
The town of Varsa is also one of the town that can be found in “Arms Otome”.
Even in this country, It has a considerably big city.
I’m really excited to go there.
I can’t stay in this village forever, nah maybe I should think about what will happen from now on more seriously.
On the other hand, I don’t know where those other knights are from.
Well, in the first place, Belt Country is alright, Is what I have been considering.
And something really surprised me.
「Knight Commander, isn’t it a good time to stop drinking alcohol now?」
「Buhaaaa!, what? Is it that time already? I still didn’t have enough!?」
Iya, let’s not think a about it, is that Knight Commander alright in the head?
「And so here we are now outside the village」
「Master, it’s so sudden, is there something wrong?」
Ente started to have a weird worried face. She should stop worrying about it though, It’s just me having this weird tension going up.
The next morning when we finished eating with Gamund’s gang, we go to the peddler and quickly settled the payment for the bow.
Luckily, the Old Man that we met is there and give us good discount.
That’s why we’re here now in a place where there is no one to see us with the bow carried in my hands.
「Ente, because the person who will be coming out will be a friend, you don’t have to be worried about it」
「Hai, Is someone similar to myself?」
「Yup, It’s a soul arms just like Ente」
Ente is nervously staring at the bow in my hand.
Well, it won’t be exactly the same as Ente though.
Well, it was also her first time being humanoid.
「Well here goes, the soul sleeping in this object, project yourself before us!… Summon!」
After finishing the incantations, the feeling of the bow in my hand disappeared.
「It is a pleasure to meet you, I known as Flash Bow Erina」
A maid is standing before my eyes, she is holding the same flash bow before.
Flash Bow Erina: 2-stars, Bow Type
– Demon Banishing, Increase damage to demons / undead by 30%. Lv -1
– Critical Strike, Give a small chance of inflicting double damage. Lv -1
– Protection of Purity, Increases damage against demon / undead of the whole party.
Fumu, Erina definitely is the same in “Arms Otome”.
Her attacks are quite strong against demons / undead like Ente.
It will really have some juicy hit if her critical strike and damage are upgraded.
Along with a party buff skill, It has a very good synergy.
Well it can only be used once a day though.
however, her attack is not really that strong It’s only has a good compatibility against demons / undead though