Otherworld Company Chapter 122: It Was A Blind Spot!

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Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Has Girlfriends

Girlfriend(s): Suela Handelberg & Memoria Tris

Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee)

Magical Aptitude: Nine (Quasi Demon King Class)

Job Title: Warrior



After the festivities at Mr. Gray’s store, it was two hours after we entered the store that we were able to board a carriage that had been prepared and head for our destination.


It took time to prepare everything and gather information, not the least of which was Mr. Lowe’s interactions with us, trying to dig into my roots and ask me about my relationship with Memoria, who was not amongst us.


I had imagined that the carriage they were told to prepare would be rattling, shaking carriage that would be typical of fantasy, but the Demon Army’s carriage was, in a sense, beyond modern times.



“It’s wonderful that it doesn’t shake more than a car. This indescribable floating feeling takes some getting used to, but apart from that it is quite comfortable. Are all carriages over here like this?” (Jiro)



On the way from Bachena to the dungeon, with the list of materials for the main objective of the trip prepared by Mr. Lowe in hand, I was honestly impressed with the comfort of the trip.



“Not all carriages are like this.” (Gray)


“Just attaching this technique is much more expensive, and the materials are specially made. This floating carriage is special.” (Might)



The power to move around is pulled by two horses, but the carriage itself is unusual.


When I first saw it from the outside, I thought it was a carriage with legs like a sled, and wondered if it would really go forward.


At first glance, it looked like an ordinary horse, but I wondered if it might be a military horse with great horsepower.


But that worry was groundless.


The bottom of the carriage is covered with levitation magic using magical technology, and the magic stone supplies the magic power to maintain the magic.


Furthermore, while floating in the air, the carriage’s posture is controlled by the levitation magic so that it does not lose its balance.


In addition, the load capacity is twice that of a normal carriage.


The only drawback is that the magic stone needs to be filled with magic power, and once that is done, it is said that it does not need to be filled for a week.


As a result, the horses need less pulling power to move, so they are faster, and they are almost sway-free, which is very convenient.


Thanks to this, I was able to check the list of materials at my leisure.



“I could only see ordinary horse-drawn carriages from a while ago. But still, there are quite a lot of them.” (Jiro)


“It is not necessary to collect all of them. It is just a custom to show one’s ability.” (Gray)


“Yes, but.” (Jiro)



It’s a man’s desire to give everything.


There are dozens of different fabric materials just by looking through them.


Although they are classified by rank, does it mean that it is for their use rather than being low because they are no good?


When it comes to magic stones, there are even more types.



“Do you have any recommendations?” (Jiro)



As one would expect from such a wide selection, I had no way of making a choice without any knowledge of the subject.


It would take me half a day to reach my destination, and it would be impossible for me to make a selection during that time.


If not only trendy items but also standard items were inserted, I would be out of my depth for sure.


So, I asked my two fathers-in-law for ideas.



“If it’s a fabric, Nightmare Sheep’s wool would be a good choice. It’s very popular among the nobility.” (Might)


“Nightmare Sheep… is this it?” (Jiro)



It’s easy to find what Mr. Might’s opinion is.


The most popular amongst the nobility is the Nightmare Sheepskin.


The side note says that only females can give the best fleece, and the number of females is about 30% of the herd.


To protect the females, the males are ferocious, and their hair is rough.


I have to be careful not to splash blood when I kill them, but you can do that by hitting them with a flat strike, or, if you have to, you can bring them to a melee fight, which the instructor has taught me how to do.


The habitat is somewhere between the middle and depths of the dungeon.



“If you want jewelry, go to the Jewel Bee.” (Might)


“Jewel Bee?” (Jiro)


“Jewel bees are bee-shaped creatures with eyes that are covered in various types of jewelry. They use magic that matches the color of their eyes, and I hear that their brilliance is amazing because of the magic power they have accumulated. Especially when it comes to the eyes of a Princess Bee, who has yet to give birth, their value is beyond the reach of the average aristocrat.” (Might)



When I heard the name of the bee, I checked the list again and was able to find the name immediately.


The danger level is about the same or slightly higher than the Nightmare Sheep.


The habitat is a little deeper, but is there anything I can do about it?


Either way, it seems that I will have to fight against a herd.



“Assuming that the other parts will be obtained by selling the materials obtained in the dungeon… What is a Guardian Stone?” (Jiro)


“It’s essential for the safety of your household and the prosperity of your offspring.” (Gray)


“It’s like the Tree of Life in our Dark Elven customs. When a couple is married, they plant a seedling of a special tree and nurture it together. It is said that a spirit resides in that tree and protects our home.” (Might)


“…so, can I do both?” (Jiro)


“Don’t worry if it’s the tree seedling, I’ll prepare one for you.” (Might)


“If that’s the case…… What about the Guardian Stone?” (Jiro)


“The protection stone is a magic stone, so to speak. The protection stone is a magical stone that is processed to become the family’s blessing. The protection stone itself is a comfort, but it is deeply related to the principles of the family. It has a meaning to the monster that possessed it.” (Gray)


“Meaning?” (Jiro)


“It means power from dragons, growth from plants, flight from birds, bond from wolves, immutable from golems, and so on. When Son-in-law is bonded with Memoria, it is a wish for the kind of family he will build in the future.” (Gray)


“The dragon is often used by nobles and royalty as a symbol of power, and I suppose it is the same with dragons. If that is the case, then it seems to me that a civilian family would be more concerned with safety and health.” (Might)


“Hmm.” (Gray)


“I see.” (Jiro)



I felt a little uncomfortable with Mr. Gray’s long sentence, but I understood that it must be very important.


I’m in the civilian rank, so is it about domestic safety or something else?


If so, what kind of monster’s magic stone would that be…?



“An ox?” (Jiro)


“It’s a Groud Buffalo.” (Gray)


“It’s a monster with a very strong sense of herd solidarity. If a young is in trouble, they will attack in packs without hesitation.” (Might)


“Why are all the necessary things in a group?” (Jiro)


“Well, if you think about it, one herd is all you need.” (Might)


“Hmm.” (Gray)



Again, not an individual but a herd-type monster, I wonder if this is what we call fate.


Sometimes I thought it would be as simple as opportunism, but after every good thing that happens, something bad almost cancels it out, so I shook my head and dismissed the thought.


They look at me curiously, but I tell them it’s nothing and look over the list again.


I’ve got an uneasy feeling that I’m dealing with a herd-only demon, whose strength I don’t even know, but I can’t help it.


If it is other demons, the materials are too delicate, or the demons are too strong, on the contrary, it is difficult to get hold of them.


What the heck, who would use dragon scales for a wedding outfit?


Is it that for the demon king’s queen? Or the daughter of a great noble?


Either way, I don’t plan on fighting a disturbing-sounding opponent like the Black Dragon for a while.


To be more specific, I won’t be able to fight the two instructors until I can finish them off with enough time to spare.


Then these three kinds of monsters, although not easy, would be just right to achieve our goal.



“By the way, how well can you both of you fight?” (Jiro)


“In the past, I survived fighting a Black Dragon with my friends.” (Might)


“Hmm? You too, I have also fought against a Black Dragon in the past with my friends.” (Gray)



I’m the only one who has never fought a black dragon.


Is it weird that I’m timid?


Is it a common practice to fight Black Dragons on this continent?


It is strange that when I hear the common sense of my fathers-in-law who smile and discuss how long it took them to kill it, the average battle value on this continent seems to be high.


Maybe a Black Dragon isn’t that strong?



“At that time, I was in a hurry. If I had not protected myself with my spirit, the entire mountain behind me would have melted away.” (Might)


“Umu, that breath is dangerous. I have also cooperated with my friends and used barriers to prevent it, but the whole surrounding area melted away.” (Gray)



At least they do not seem to be weak.


And I also found out that this material is not so rare, although it is not common to use it in wedding outfits.


If my fathers-in-law can help me, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about the dungeon so much.



“But it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a dungeon too. The last time I went in there was before I retired as an adventurer and became a researcher, so it must have been about two hundred years ago. My wife told me to get a more settled job the time when Suela was born.” (Might)


“That’s about as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve been doing a lot of desk work lately. I haven’t wielded a sword in a long time.” (Gray)



I see. Mrs. Merle said that once Mr. Gray gets used to me, he will start talking freely. They really seem to be enjoying talking about the old days.


But I’m sorry to interrupt the excitement, but it’s all right, right?


The equipment was prepared at Mr. Gray’s shop, so everything was brand new, and I think Mr. Might was out of breath after just a short run…


Mr. Gray is… I don’t know, he has an unknown quality.



“I’ve handed over my main spirits to Suela, but I still have some good support. They seem to be feeling excited about fighting for the first time in a long time.” (Might)


“I see, is that why their magical energy is strangely buoyant? I am also a bit raring for a fight.” (Gray)



I don’t know if this is rude, but I feel like I’m listening to my fathers-in-law talking about how they used to be great and how it’s going to be all right.


If I think about it calmly, I may have just faced the reality that the party composition is now a warrior, researcher, and merchant, a third has a fighting profession.


Mr. Might in his magician-like robes and Mr. Gray in his leather armor, but neither of them is in a combat position right now.



“If so, would you like to start at a shallower level and get used to it before diving deeper?” (Jiro)


“Yes, it would be better to make sure that we are working well together.” (Might)


“Hmm, that would be good.” (Jiro)



I was relieved to see that my suggestion came to pass because I was worried about the future.





“Haa.” (Jiro)


“What’s wrong son-in-law?” (Gray)


“Suddenly let out a sigh, are you feeling unwell?” (Might)


“No, no. I seem to be a little nervous about my first time in this dungeon.” (Jiro)


“Hahaha, we’ll be fine. I’ve been in this dungeon many times when I was an adventurer, so I’m sure it hasn’t changed that much since then.” (Might)


“Hmm.” (Gray)



I can’t shake off my anxiety.


Based on these two from the long-lived races, it was two hundred years ago that they challenged the dungeon.


The fact that it hasn’t changed in that time could be based on the list of monsters that Mr. Lowe prepared for us.


Perhaps it would be necessary to lower the rank of the materials a couple of times.


Will my prediction be betrayed in a good way or in a bad way?


I don’t even know.



“Well, we have time to get there. Let’s take a nap and rest while we can. It’s an adventurer’s job to stay in shape, right?” (Might)


“Yes.” (Gray)


“Got it.” (Jiro)



It was probably a joke by Mr. Might that he liken me to an adventurer.


I smiled as I answered, “I am a tester,” and wondered for a moment how I should put it when none of us is an adventurer.


Deciding that there was no need to say anything at this point, I took the blanket that Mr. Might had handed me and leaned toward the window.


The two of us take a sleeping position, leaning against the opposite wall from each other.


In the quiet space, I take one last look at the big moon peeking through the curtains and close my eyelids.


As I close my eyelids, I hoped that the reason I do not feel sleepy at all is not due to anxiety about the future.



Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Has Girlfriends

Girlfriend(s): Suela Handelberg (Dark Elf) & Memoria Tris (Vampire)

Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee)

Magical Aptitude: Nine (Quasi Demon King Class)

Job Title: Warrior


Note for the Day

I want to believe that my body remembers!



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