This extra chapter is thanks to Jonathan 🙂 Thank you for the support!
(066) Town atop the bridge
“Sorry for keeping silent about it.”
Carol said but she didn’t look sorry, rather, she showed a smile like a delighted child who succeeded in a prank.
“Don’t worry, I was able to be genuinely surprised because you kept quiet about it. Thanks … so, why is there a town here?”
Town … right, it was a town.
Even though I called it a town, it didn’t have housing-type buildings but not only were there numerous stalls and shops lined up, there were also what looked like simple rest areas.
“Ichino-sama, this is not a town. It is not recognized as a town. The reason being, this place does not belong to neither Arundel nor Dakyat.”
That’s true, at the moment, I have left Arundel and have not entered Dakyat.
I see, this place certainly does not belong to either country’s territory.
“Living on the bridge is not recognized and securing buildings to the bridge is also not recognized but trade is recognized. Originally, this place was for the sake of transactions between Merchants from Arundel and Merchants from Dakyat. Using that system, children who came here to sell fishes they fished from the river appeared. From then on, bento shops, souvenir shops, general stores and many stalls opened shop one after the other and it reached to today’s state. There’s no need to pay taxes when doing business here so it’s a heavenly location for Merchants.”
“Wow … but, since you mentioned that living here is not recognized, where do the shopkeepers stay? If they have to pay the cross-border tax every time they return home, no matter how good it is to not have to pay taxes when doing business, won’t it be harsh for them?”
“Ichino-sama will understand if you look below the bridge.”
Listening to Carol, I peeked under the bridge.
Underneath the foot of the bridge, there were many raft-like structures with small huts built on them.
Rope ladders descended down from the bridge to those rafts.
A brown-skinned girl wearing T-shirt and shorts appeared from within one of the houses, grabbed the rope ladder and began climbing it.
So they take up residence there and do business on the bridge huh?
What indomitable merchants.
I confirmed that and returned to the carriage.
“Nevertheless, what an interesting town. I’d like to take a while and take a look.”
“Okay. Then, let’s stop the carriage and tour the place.”
“There’s even stables!?”
“Yes. But it’s slightly expensive though.”
No matter how I think about it, grass won’t grow around this area so won’t that just take up space?
The place Carol guided us to was after advancing just slightly into the bridge.
There, I entrusted Fuyun and the carriage to them.
With an additional fee, they would bring the carriage to the stable on Dakyat’s side so I requested for that.
The stable owner gave a wry smile when Haru firmly told Fuyun: “Listen to what this man says okay? But if he brings you to a strange place, please rampage when that happens.”
Tentatively, to prevent crime, I returned the goods into my item bag.
“That’s right, I’ll pass these to the 2 of you.”
I took out drawstring bags and passed them to the 2 of them.
“Master, this gold is for?”
“It’s gold to enjoy this place. 1000 sense a person.”
“It’s way too much.”
Yup, 10 silver coins, thinking in terms of Japanese yen, it would be 100 thousand yen after all.
There aren’t anybody who carries 100 thousand yen to walk around festival stalls.
It certainly feels like we’re touring as rich people.
“Look, thanks to Carol we were able to save 4500 sense cost price so it’s fine for you to use the money freely at times like this. If you don’t finish using it, it’s also good for you to save it. Also, Carol definitely has to be together with either me or Haru.”
“Ichino-sama, aren’t you treating Carol like a child? Even if Carol looks like this, Carol will soon be 17 years old you know?”
I seriously treated her as a child.
While thinking if I did something bad,
“Master is just worried about Carol.”
Yup. Nice follow-up.
“Master won’t worry about me because I have half-baked strength so I’m jealous of Carol.”
Haru said so sounding slightly depressed.
Wait, isn’t this dangerous?
Is this the flag where when together with 2 girls, I must treat them equally?
… I often see protagonists in games or anime travel together with 5 or 6 girls but I wonder how many more times of hardship do they face compared to what I’m facing currently?
“Ah … yeah, since it’s the first town we’re visiting together after all, why don’t we tour it together? I’ll feel lonely by myself anyway.”
Thus, it was decided that we would walk together.
There were many food-based stalls, truly like the stalls in temple festivals.
Since the 3 of us bought sandwiches that slightly resembled hamburgers with grilled meat and lettuce sandwiched in bread for 4 sense each together with water-filled bottles, we looked around the city while eating and walking.
There was a shop with accessories and dolls made from wood and the 2 girls were chatting.
I thought to myself, as expected of girls to talk about such things but,
“This brooch is only 3 sense!? It’s made from a shell but the design workmanship is intricate. If we buy all the stock and sell it … it’ll definitely have to be in that town if we’re to sell it.”
“This wooden doll — looks like the wooden doll in the royal castle. I wanted to have the doll as my sword practice opponent when I grew up. Shopkeeper, do you have any large dolls around this size?”
“Erm, please give me all of these brooches. Yes, all of them. Also, if you have something like a certificate saying that they are purchased from this city, please sell that to me too. Yes, information on suppliers is the information that other merchants want the most.”
“This is the largest size huh … hn ‒ , too bad. Hn ‒ , I have no choice but to make my own by assembling logs. I guess I’ll need to have this doll as a model. Excuse me, this wooden doll … eh? Piru-chan? It has such a name? It would be difficult to cut it after giving it a name but well, it might serve as good practice too. Please give me one.”
It’s completely different from the conversations I imagine between girls during shopping though?
Was this always how girls shop?
Looking at Haru carry the 1 meter tall wooden doll with care and Carol’s satisfied expression carrying cloth bags filled with shell brooches, I had a question mark float above my head as I tilted my head.
After heading into the center of the bridge, street performance-style exhibitions and event shops became more numerous.
There were stone chairs lined up so we sat there and watched the street performances.
The William Tell type of exhibition where a person used a bow and arrow to pierce through an apple placed on a person’s head was quite impressive.
However, the man shooting the arrow was 【Archer: Lv23】 so well, skill correction most likely came into play.
Incidentally, the exhibition was done by a shop selling apples and one could buy 10 apples with 20 sense. Carol said that it was slightly expensive but mentioned that the higher price was due to the wrapping.
Among the shops, there were also shops with little customers.
” … This is … ”
I sent a quizzical look to the item placed in that shop.
A silver sword pierced into a rock.
There was a signpost placed in front of it, with the history of the sword written on it.
【Legendary sword that can only be drawn by heroes — Excalisur.】
TL: No that’s not a typo lol. This author likes to change popular names/terms with a single character/letter difference.
Thanks for the chapter
Thanks for the chapter!
The name of that sword though. XD
The Almighty 404
It reminds me of Excalipoor, the fake Excalibur Gilgamesh often accidentally gets in Final Fantasy games.
Ichinojo the Hero~ (newly minted)
Thanks for the new chapter!
Don’t tell me that joffrey is gonna pull that sword later on
He already did. Remenber that he awaked as a hero?
This is obvisly a con
That sword is obviously a fake used by a swindler to cheat people like Joffrey and Elise.
And from the end of the last chapter and the end of this one the conclusion is:
Joffrey and Elise saw the sword in the stone with that text and payed the “owner” of the sword to be allowed to try pulling it out.
Joffrey was “successful” in pulling the sword out so the merchant / owner a.k.a swindler offered him “suitable” equipment for the newly awakened “hero” and his “heroic” female companion.
Thus Joffrey and Elise spent almost all their money on that useless shiny equipment they wore at the end of the last chapter.
And thus they are broke again because all the money they got from the MC last time is now gone.
I hope Ichi gets that guy back and that the armour isn’t totally useless.
lol it should be excalifur with fur covering the handle xD
Thanks for the update
Are you sure that yiu’ve translated correctly? “excalisur”
Pd: Just for curious. How much money has donated the people to translate this novel since you began the translation?
Why was I able to find this on ___ before it enen loaded on here
Well that website basically rips off the text from translation websites without permission so it had to get it from when I upload it first … But I appreciate that you come to my website to read the chapter 🙂
Kid don’t ever read from that thief, away read it from the translators site.
Tseirp, do mod the comment and remove that site’s name so we don’t give them traffic.
Sword of promised defeat Excalisur
Atk – 200
Def – 80
Int – 100
Wis – 120
Luc – 666
Spd – 50
Hp – 50%
Mp – 50%
Stamina – 50%
Crit – 50%
Avoid – 50%
When fight enemy HP, MP and Stamina transferred to enemy
Upon defeat Sword of promised defeat transformed into sword of promised victory excalibur
Sword of promised victory excalibur
Atk + 250
Def + 120
Int + 200
Wis + 200
Luc + 110
Spd + 100
Hp + 50%
Stamina + 50%
Crit + 50%
Avoid + 50%
Absorb HP, MP and Stamina from enemy 100%
Increase all stats by 70% when health less than 20%
Intellect weapon( the previous owner soul( user of excalisur) into sword)
All previous owner skill given to current user including unique skill
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5 or 6? Son you asking for a knife in your back
Thankyou for this!
….i hope the author won’t get arrested for copy right law….
Thanks for the chapter!
Thanks for the chapter.
Thanks for the chapter ^^ but it isn’t William Tell it is Wilhelm Tell. Sorry but it annoing me because I had read this book at school and I’m sorry for my bad English.
P.S. (I’m from Germany)
It’s Wilhelm Tell in German but it’s known as William Tell in English 🙂
The sword name read to me as “Exkaiser” rather than Excalisur. The single character difference or omission is so common in Japanese transliteration.
Translate Excalibur to Japanese and you’ll see that its only the second last character that’s different
Excalisur? Are you sure?
Lame joke aside, who think a jobless with this sword will look… idk, good maybe?
~Thx for the chap~
Still waiting for the Lil sister
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Thank you kindly for the chapter!
Thats good SWORD,Excalisur The Sword of Pleasure good match for Philander
thanks for the chapter 😀
Did the MC just stereotyped those girls? -30 for stereotyping your companion, 1 girl you saved then slept with and the other you saved and might sleep with in the future. Another -10 points for trying (and inevitably fail) to have a comedic atmosphere for wondering why your companion acts weirdly when shopping as if they are strangers to you. 10 points left
Excalisur. The black sheep of the [ex] family.
Another rare weapons
Gaybolg, an spear that only attack certain part of men.
Mysteltwin, only make damage to a evil dizygotic brother.
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)
I wonder if this knock-off sword is chatty too?
Careful not to accidentally draw the sword and end in California.