Chapter 36 – Bear-san Is Thanked By The Guild Master
Author’s note: I was able to (finish the) submission.
I arrived at the guild so I could look for an interesting request.
When I entered the guild, my eyes met Helen’s.
I tried to go to the request board without stopping, but…
I would like it if you didn’t suddenly shout out when you saw people.
Aren’t the adventurers in the room looking over here now?
「What is it?」
「What did you do this time? I was told to tell you that the guild master wishes to see you whenever you arrived.」
What was this lady saying, as soon as I walked in?
「Why? I didn’t do anything this time.」
「Is that really true?」
Even if you look at me with suspecting eyes, I don’t remember anything.
I haven’t even accepted any requests these past few days.
Regardless of my feelings on the matter, I was taken to the guild master’s room again.
「Guild master! Yuna-san arrived, so I’ve brought her here.」
A voice from inside called “come in”.
I entered reluctantly.
「For now, please sit down.」
I sat down in the chair that was closest to the entrance.
「Umm, it seems like I was called, but for what?」
「It’s about Gentz. I wanted to thank you.」
「You cured Tirumina’s illness and also made Gentz get married, it seems?」
「That’s true, but why would the guild master be thanking me for that?」
「First, because I heard that Tirumina’s illness was cured by a rare medicine from your hometown.」
Gentz was keeping quiet about how she was cured by magic.
If it was spread carelessly and people who wanted their illnesses cured came to me, it would become troublesome.
For that reason, we pretended that the illness had been cured by a rare medicine.
「Tirumina-san was a former adventurer here, so I wanted to check up on her when she fell sick.」
「Was it for Fina’s sake, since she was working at the guild?」
「That’s right. I thought about how to help, even if it was just a little. However, it wasn’t possible to openly employ her, so we could only do it when there was a lot of work. That’s why I was grateful when you brought the wolves. You’re employing her even now, right?」
「I’m just doing as I like.」
「It’s not just that. That fellow Gentz still hadn’t gotten married despite his age. I knew that he had feelings for Tirumina, but she was sick, and even though her husband was gone, she still had two kids. Then, suddenly, you came along, healed Tirumina’s illness, and supported Gentz’s feelings. That was why I wanted to express my gratitude. Thank you.」
「You don’t have to worry about it. I intimidated them into getting married for Fina’s sake.」
「And that wasn’t because you were worried about her, but because you wanted her to be able to concentrate on work, right?」
He said it cheerfully.
Could it be that the relationship between Gentz-san and the guild master wasn’t as simple as one between a subordinate and a superior?
However, that is unrelated to me, so I’m going to go home.
「Then, I’m leaving.」
I was about to stand up, when someone knocked on the door.
「Guild master, Cliff Foschurose-sama has arrived. Shall I show him in?」
「Ah, I don’t mind.」
The door opened and Cliff entered the room.
「Pardon me for imposing on you so early in the morning.」
Cliff noticed me after entering the room.
「Well then, please allow me to excuse myself here.」
「Ah, I took up quite a bit of your time.」
I stood up from the chair and tried to leave the room, but I was stopped at the last moment.
「Ah, is it okay for Yuna to stay?」
The feudal lord, Cliff, said such a thing.
「I also have a small matter that I want to consult with Yuna about.」
Cliff pushed down my shoulders and made me sit in a chair.
「So, what is it, so early in the morning?」
「You also know that the king is celebrating his 40th birthday next month, correct?」
「Ah, more or less.」
「I don’t have anything worthy to gift the king on that occasion.」
「If that’s the case, go to the Commerce Guild. This is the Adventurer’s Guild.」
「I already went, but there didn’t seem to be anything that a king would be happy with. Even if I presented something that could be bought with money, he wouldn’t be happy. That’s why, I was wondering if there were any rare swords, armor, or tools at the Adventurer’s Guild.」
「The noticeable things are turned over to the Commerce Guild.」
「As I thought. I came to check, just in case. So, for plan B, I’d like to consult with you, Yuna-san.」
「Don’t you have rare items with you? Like the item bag that looks like a bear or the item that summons the summoned beasts.」
「I’m sorry, but I don’t. Of course, there’s no way I’m handing over this bear item bag.」
「In that case, can’t you create something like that Bear House-thing? I’ve seen it and it was amazing. Still, something that large would be difficult to carry, so I’d be grateful for something small.」
Un, there’s nothing I can’t make.
If I used ideas from Earth, I could create something like that hair dryer.
However, if I did something like that, things would probably become really troublesome.
If it turned out that way, living a leisurely life would be impossible.
For now, I checked to see whether there were any suitable items inside the Bear Box.
Un? There’s a good item.
「You came to the Adventurer’s Guild to look for unusual weapons or armor, right?」
「In that case, what about this?」
I took out the Goblin King’s sword from the Bear Box.
「The Goblin King’s sword.」
「I certainly heard about you defeating a Goblin King before, but to think you were carrying the Goblin King’s sword!」
The two people’s reactions were unexpectedly good.
「For now, let’s confirm its authenticity.」
The guild master called a staff member over and requested a staff member who could perform identification.
An elderly man arrived immediately.
He examined the Goblin King’s sword.
「There’s no mistake, this is a Goblin King’s sword.」
「I see, thanks for your help. You can go back now.」
The male staff member left the room.
「Will this be acceptable as a gift to the king?」
「Ah, it’s good enough, since it’s a rare sword.」
「Is that so? Isn’t it something that you can obtain by defeating a Goblin King?」
「Not all Goblin Kings have it. I don’t know the details, but apparently this was originally a normal sword. When the Goblin King carries it, the Goblin King’s magic power flows through it and it transforms, or so I’ve been told. Therefore, Goblin Kings who are born with weak magic power aren’t able to possess a true Goblin King’s sword.」
Even in the game, it had a low probability of dropping.
I wonder if it was the same thing?
Though, to begin with, there was no concept of a Goblin King’s development in the game.
「So then, are you going to give me that sword?」
「It’s fine with me.」
「Then, around how much do you want for it?」
「I don’t know the value of such things, so how much would something like this be?」
「To tell you the truth, I don’t know. Even if you want one, it’s difficult to obtain one. Whatever you decide on is fine with me. If I am able to pay it, then I’ll buy it.」
「With this approach, won’t I be at a disadvantage, since I don’t know the market price?」
Well, I wasn’t hard-pressed for money so any amount was fine. Due to that, I didn’t really care.
「I’m fine with giving it to you, so how about one favor instead?」
「A feudal lord knows a lot about bad things, right? So, I want your assistance if I get into trouble.」
「Don’t say such scandalous things. I’m a respectable person.」
「Well, jokes aside, if I have a favor to ask of you next time, I’d like for you to listen to my request.」
「What would you want me to do, as an example?」
「To make the guild master resign or something?」
The guild master stood up.
「It’s a joke. I don’t have anything I need right now. I’ll be counting on you if something comes up. If nothing does, isn’t it a good deal for you?」
「Are you alright with that?」
「I’m fine. It seems more interesting this way.」
「In that case, I’ll receive this gratefully. Is a contract prepared?」
「I don’t need one. It’s fine if the promise is broken.」
I faced him with a smile.
As a matter of fact, the sword was unnecessary.
It wasn’t a problem for me even if I didn’t have it.
I thought it was worthwhile as long as he owed me a favor.
「No, if it’s something I can do, I swear to lend a hand.」
Swearing that he would help was going way overboard.
「Well then, I’ll be counting on you when the time comes.」
I was finally able to dispose of the Goblin King’s sword that I had written about back then without thinking about anything.