Chapter 13 – Bear-san Subjugates The Goblins
I left with Rurina-san in order to subjugate the goblins.
「I will ask just in case, but Yuna-chan, are you planning on going dressed like that?」
She looked at the bear and asked.
Geez, I’ve already given up.
「Is that so?」
She looked at my bear and sighed.
「By the way, where are the goblins located?」
「They are near a mountain village, six hours east from here.」
「Yes, so it’s better if we leave soon. I want to arrive during the day.」
Why are you telling a hikikomori to walk for six hours?
If it weren’t for the bear shoes, a distance like that would be forbidden.
「I have food and water, so it will be all right.」
I’m not worried about that.
Incidentally, the place I had practiced magic was in the forest, near the west gate.
I sighed when I thought about the six hour walk.
If I had known the location, I would have refused.
It’s too late now.
I walk away from the town feeling depressed.
「Umm, can I ask something? 」
「If I can answer it.」
「Why are you dressed like that? I don’t know how strong you are, but isn’t it a better idea for an adventurer to wear good protective equipment?」
Someone actually asked the question I had thought of before.
Q. Why are you dressed like that?
A1: Because I like this outfit.
(I don’t intend to tell such a lie)
A2: I answer honestly and say that this is the strongest protective gear.
(I’m not an idiot who would spill her own secret)
A3: I can’t use magic if I don’t wear this.
(I’m not an idiot who would announce her own weakness)
A4: I lie and say that this is a keepsake from my mother.
(That isn’t a reason to wear it all the time)
A5: I say that it’s ordinary protective armor.
(I wonder if this is safe?)
「That’s because it’s stronger than common protective gear.」
「Is that so?」
「Although I don’t know the material it’s made from, the bear has good physical and magic defense. Also, this white bear is an item bag.」
I had already shown the bear box when I was shopping, so there was no reason to hide it.
I will just make her think that the bear is better than common protective gear.
「Then, that black bear is?」
「Power enhancement? It amplifies my power.」
I walked over towards the rock on the side of the road and hit it with a Bear Punch.
The rock shattered.
「I hit Deborane with this power, so it’s no wonder he has a swollen face.」
Rurina seemed to be persuaded after seeing this bit of information.
「Then, do those shoes also do something?」
I just came up with a good idea.
I looked at the bear gloves and shoes.
I tried not to laugh and grinned.
「Hey, do you want to get to the village a little early?」
「What are you talking about?」
She felt uneasy and took a little distance from me.
「It’s bothersome to walk for 6 hours, so we will do this instead!」
I snuck behind Rurina-san and tapped her behind her knees. As soon as she collapsed, I caught her.
It was a girl’s dream.
It’s the Princess Carry.
It’s not something that I’d want though.
「Hold on to me properly. It will be dangerous if you try to speak and bite your tongue.」
After saying that, I start running.
「Yuna-chan! Please stopーーーーーー」
I ignored her words and kept running.
She’s light, thanks to the bear gloves.
I’m fast, thanks to the bear shoes.
The bear shoes are also stopping me from getting tired, no matter how much I run.
We quickly arrived near the village.
「You are terrible, Yuna-chan. Even when I told you to stop so much. Even though it was my first time (Princess Carry)…I was scared.」
Rurina stared at me with teary eyes after laying down on the ground.
「But, we have arrived early right?」
We arrived in 30 minutes, instead of walking for six hours.
「Did you perhaps like it?」
「I did not. But still, I didn’t expect to arrive so quickly.」
It’s still morning, a long time before lunch.
「The truth is, I wanted to stay overnight at this village and hear the reports about the goblins.」
「Then, let’s go subjugate the goblins right away?」
「Let’s see. If you are not tired, let’s go hear about the goblins from the Mayor.」
We greeted the gatekeeper stationed at the entrance to the village.
「What’s with those clothes. Are you perhaps an adventurer?」
He looked at me once before asking Rurina-san.
What’s with those clothes = me.
Adventurer = Rurina-san.
「We have come to subjugate the goblins that have appeared in this neighborhood.」
「Only the two of you?」
He looks uneasy.
I’m not surprised.
There were a lot of goblins on the request, but only two women came.
Not to mention, one was dressed strangely.
He could only look uneasy.
「Yes. We want to hear the story, so could you arrange a meeting with the Mayor?」
「I understand. Follow me.」
The soldier didn’t get rid of us. Instead, he took us to a house in the middle of the village.
「Mayor, are you in!」
「What is it, Roy?」
A man in his 50’s came out.
「The adventurers came.」
「Oh, have you come to help us? What a relief!」
When he saw me, his voice became lower.
「Umm, I’m sorry, but only two people?」
「Yes, only the two of us, but rest assured that we will complete the request.」
「Is that so?」
He looked at me with the same uneasy look as the gatekeeper.
After all, appearance is important, right~
A little girl who said she had come to complete a goblin extermination.
Even if I had been told that, I would also think that it’s impossible for a little girl.
「If possible, I want you to tell us the location of the goblins.」
Rurina-san realized the Mayor’s feelings and changed the topic so it would not get worse.
「The goblins came from those mountains. I often saw them while I was hunting.」
「I heard that there are 50 of them, can you confirm this?」
「One person fell victim to them in the mountains. That was when we saw them.」
「Is that so. Then we will go take a look. If we don’t return by tomorrow, please contact the guild.」
「I understand. Thank you in advance.」
We left the village and headed towards the mountains.
「Yuna-chan, are you really okay by yourself?」
「It’s okay. I have only one request for Rurina-san. Please get the proof of subjugation and do the skinning.」
「I don’t mind.」
The proof of subjugation seems to be the Magic stone.
You have to cut the body open and take it out.
It’s even more troubling because the goblins can’t be used as materials.
「Well then, let’s go. I will walk in front, so follow me.」
I used my detection skill, the Observing Eyes of the Bear.
I see a lot of reactions in that direction.
It’s inconvenient that there is no map, but it’s nice to know what direction to go.
There are dangerous reactions straight ahead.
I decided to go and defeat it, whatever it was.
「Umm, I don’t mind following behind you, but please be more careful of the surroundings.」
「It’s okay. I’m using detection magic, and there are no monsters nearby.」
「Eh, you have such a magic?!」
「Surprisingly, there are a lot of goblins.」
「About 100 of them.」
「Hey, 100?! Is that true?! That’s absolutely impossible for us.」
「Why? There are only 100 Deboranes.」
「Are you really saying that?」
She sighed in defeat.
「I’m going to tell you now, if it gets dangerous, I will leave you and run.」
「I don’t mind.」
I’m faster anyways.
「Haa, is it really okay? You may have made a wrong choice.」
We walked around in the forest for an hour.
In the meantime, we had met 20 goblins.
「That detection magic is convenient, letting you know the position of the goblins. It’s too unfair to kill them with long range magic before they even notice you.」
「Get the stones properly.」
The goblin fell in front of Rurina, and she took out her knife to cut it. She got the stone and burned the corpse.
It was to keep the other animals and monsters away.
「It seems that the goblin nest is nearby.」
I concentrated the detection magic at one place.
I will approach slowly now.
It was the same in the game. When subjugating a crowd, a surprise attack was very effective.
Before I was noticed, I used my strongest magic and struck the first blow against the unsuspecting monsters.
If it was in the game, the subjugation would be a success.
「It looks like those are the caves.」
「Are you, by any chance, planning on entering those caves?」
Even I don’t want to enter a cave that has a crowd of goblins.
There were around five of them standing at the cave’s entrance.
Probably the guards.
「I want to confirm something, so wait here.」
I recited the chant for wind magic and unleashed it towards the cave.
The wind magic passed through every corner of the cave.
「Confirmation done. Apparently, the only entrance to the cave is over there. I will go now, so wait here」
「Wait, are you really going?」
I cut off the heads of the five goblins before her voice reached me.
I then imagined a burning red bear.
A bear-shaped flame was thrown into the cave.
I followed it up with another spell.
I sealed the entrance with a bear-shaped wall.
Now I only need to wait.
「Yuna-chan, what did you do?」
「I shot hot flames into the cave, then sealed the entrance with a lid. Right now, the cave is burning hot and it’s also running out of oxygen, so they will start suffocating.」
Was oxygen possibly not known about in this world?
If so, explaining would be troublesome.
「Simply put, the inside of the cave is running out of air.」
「Is that so?」
「Air disappears when lit on fire and sealed. Therefore, the goblins are now suffering from the lack of air. Nice and easy, right? Or did you think I wanted to fight the goblins inside the cave?」
Rurina-san shook her head.
「There’s time to spare and the goblins are busy, so let’s have a lunch?」
「You want to eat here?」
Don’t say that.
I won’t eat at a place where goblins can attack at any moment.
Though, I have detection magic, so I’m okay.
「We could also go back to the village, but isn’t that too complicated?」
「Yeah but…By the way, how long should we wait?」
「Normally, just a few minutes? I intend to wait until I can confirm that all the goblins have died by using the detection magic.」
For the time being, Rurina-san processed the goblins at the entrance of the cave.
She then took out lunch from the bag that was on her waist.
That was the item bag, huh.
「How much space does that bag have?」
「This? It can’t take as much as your bear can. It only has enough space for about five wolfes.」
Only that much?
If I think about it, this bear is a cheat item.
I ate the provided lunch, but it wasn’t good.
It was dried meat and lukewarm water. Apparently, the item bag doesn’t stop time.
I should have prepared a meal of my own.
After lunch, I used the detection magic.
「Do you know something?」
「Yuna-chan, you said that there were about 100 goblins, right?」
「It may be the Goblin King.」
Goblin King…the king of goblins, stronger and more intelligent than ordinary goblins.
「Un, it’s certainly possible, with 100 goblins around.」
「It does not look like it will die, so we have to fight it.」
「Impossible! The Goblin King is C-rank monster. It’s a monster that needs a party of C-rank adventurers to take down.」
Even so, it’s a monster that can’t use magic and it’s only a little strong.
It would be dangerous if it hits me, of course, but I have no intention of getting hit.
「We should return to the guild and call for support.」
「Un, it should be okay?」
「Yuna-chan, please. Please do as I say this time.」
「Well then, I will go into the cave alone and fight. If I don’t come back out, call the guild.」
「I won’t send you to your death.」
「It will be fine. I’m moving the rock.」
I removed the bear wall, ignoring Rurina’s cries.
Hot air came out of the cave.
I dissipated the air using wind magic.
The entrance was still hot because of the bear flames.
「I can’t go inside if it’s like this.」
「It’s impossible, so let’s return.」
「Un? Apparently, the King himself is coming out.」
「You must be kidding…」
「Rurina, hide in the back.」
A huge goblin holding a red sword came out of the cave.
It saw me and roared.
This was the Goblin King.
I started the battle with Air Cutter.
The Goblin King waved his sword and cut through the spell.
I started running when it targeted me.
I took a sword out from the Bear Box and blocked the Goblin King’s sword.
My power was slightly higher than the goblin’s, so it was pushed back.
The Goblin King swung down at me with one hand.
I defended against it with the white bear, regained my balance, and prepared to use magic.
I wonder if my level is lower?
If ordinary magic doesn’t work, how about the bear magic?
I imagine the sharp claws of a bear and shot them towards the Goblin King.
Three wind blades attacked the Goblin King.
He used his sword the same way as before and tried to destroy the magic.
However, the Bear Cutter did not disappear and hit the Goblin King.
It didn’t fall.
The Goblin King took on three Bear Cutters, but it hadn’t defeated him.
However, I knew that I had hurt it.
The Goblin King roared in frustration and glared at me.
I started running.
I think it’s almost time to settle this.
I used Earth magic to create a pothole in front of the goblin.
No matter how intelligent it was, it couldn’t notice a hole right in front of it, especially if it’s head was full of rage.
The Goblin King can only see me.
He didn’t watch his steps and fell into the hole.
It might extinguish the flame again, so I shot Bear Cutters towards the hole.
「Bear Cutter, Bear Cutter, Bear Cutter, Bear Cutter, Bear Cutter」
It’s surprisingly tenacious.
I could hear screams from the hole.
It might have been trying to climb up, but the Bear Cutters had sent it back down.
I couldn’t hear the screams anymore after shooting the Bear Cutters.
I used the detection magic and saw that the reaction of the Goblin King was gone.
When I stopped casting magic, Rurina came out from behind a tree.
「Is it over?」
「I’m not getting any response from the magic, so it’s okay.」
「I can’t believe it, you really did defeat it.」
「It was unexpectedly tenacious, I was surprised. Well, I’m going to confirm that it’s dead, so stay away from the hole.」
I raised the ground with Earth magic.
The Goblin King’s corpse came out of the hole.
It was dead, but its face still showed fear.
「It really is dead, right?」
I shot another Bear Cutter to make sure, but the Goblin King didn’t show any reaction.
「Then, let’s do this.」
「Yuna-chan, can it fit into your item bag?」
「Then, can I ask you to do it? It would be enough to bring the stone, but let’s bring the whole body, just in case.」
I put the Goblin King into the Bear Box.
I also picked up the sword.
「Now, only the goblins in the cave are left.」
「Then, let’s go when it cools down.」
I cooled down the cave with water and wind magic.
「I think it’s okay to enter the cave now. After you.」
「Umm, just to confirm, is the cave really safe?」
「It’s safe. Only, so many goblins died, so skinning them all might be difficult.」
「Yuna-chan, help me…」
It’s not like I can just slice up a body and take the stone from it.
「It’s dark in the cave, so be careful.」
「I have a lantern, so it’s okay.」
「Ah, then, please take this.」
I produced a light with light magic.
「Please take it.」
「I don’t know why it’s shaped like a bear, but I will gladly take it.」
Rurina-san entered the cave alone.
There should be around 80 bodies in the cave. It takes one minute to take out the stone from a body, so it should take around 80 minutes just to gather the stones.
I think that it will take about two hours in total, with all the walking she will have to do in the cave.
I made a small house with earth magic and added a window for better ventilation.
I thought about the possibility of other monsters appearing and blocked the entrance.
They wouldn’t be able to enter through the window because it’s small.
Finally, I made a bed of soil and laid down.
It’s hard, but it’s not like I can’t fall asleep.
I will buy blankets next time.
I was mentally tired, so I fell asleep immediately.