Chapter 100.5: —Side Anne— Lost Dragon and the Day of Flames

 


Anne and Ramiyuros were some distance from the main street and were standing in front of a large bonfire.
The flames were ignited on the crossed wood that was piled up to nearly one meter.

「I can’t believe that after we got lost, we ended up being asked to keep the night’s watch…….」
「Well, I’m just glad I can be useful to the people here…」

After they left the castle they wanted to head towards Daichi’s store…but before they realized it, they’d ended up here.
They were then asked to look after the fire by the townspeople and now they were standing here.

「Still…this bonfire is pretty big for being made by humans.」
「Well today seems to be the Day of Flames after all…the days of this holiday are divided into the days of Earth, Flame, Water, and Wind. The flames are to indicate which of them this is apparently…」

Tomorrow they’d have a water pillar and the next they’d have a flag that produces wind.

…….the day of earth had been halted by Ramiyuros’s fall…..

She had heard from Dianeia that the day of wind was the last one of the festival.
With all the things that happened, it was miraculous that the only consequence was the festival becoming shorter…it was abnormal.
But what was even more abnormal was that, this miraculous occurrence was caused by a single man.

「As expected of Anne. You know a lot about people.」
「No no, my knowledge can’t compare to that of Aneue-sama.」

Anne said as she imagined where Hesty was now.

「Aww, I bet Karen-sama has already reached Daichi-sama’s place by now…I suppose they’ve already finished talking…」
「It could be…I wonder if Karen and Daichi-san are alright…」
「Well, if it’s Karen-sama and Daichi-sama then they should be able to converse somehow, if not…….this place would’ve already turned into a war zone.」
「I suppose you’re right.」

Anne gazed out at the lively festival.
Just by seeing this it was clear that the two of them hadn’t fought…that much she knew.

「If she had flourished her power, then things wouldn’t have ended with just an apology. If Daichi-sama had wielded his power then this town would’ve already been crushed flat. So, it seems that things went well.」
「Ahh, I guess so~. Daichi-san’s powerful could easily blow me away…so even if I was there I don’t think I could do anything.」
「I think so too. I don’t think I’d be able to stop Daichi-sama either.」

They’d reached some common ground and Ramiyuros nodded vigorously.
His power was absurd.
His power felt similar to Hesty’s but comparing the feeling they got……

……she felt an instinctive shiver run down their spines when faced with Daichi-sama’s impossible power…….

For that reason…whe was glad that Karen hadn’t gotten the brunt of it.
However, she had wanted to see the meeting between Daichi and one of the most excellent Dragon Kings, Karen…but,

「I’m sorry Ramiyuros-sama for forcing you along with me and my poor sense of directions.」
「No no, don’t mind it. I don’t know this town well, so we’re the same in that regard….But still…since we were asked by the Princess should we still go and see Daichi-san once we’re done here?」

Anne nodded slowly in response.

「That’s right……Aneue-sama might even yell at me 「You’re late!」. That’d be pretty good」
「Hmm…I don’t really know about that….——uh…huh?」

As they were talking Ramiyuros had been looking around when her gaze was drawn.

「What happened Ramiyuros-sama?」
「Umm, isn’t the fire strangely…more powerful?」
「Huh? You’re right.」

The peaceful orange flames had become red in color.
Not only that, the shape of the fire was gradually changing.

It was slowly forming into the shape of a man standing on the top of the pillar.
Anne saw that and felt a strange magic power. She placed her hand across Ramiyuros’s chest and stepped back.

「Please step back Ramiyuros-sama. It doesn’t seem to be a simple flame anymore.」
「Un, so it seems. It feels like the temperature just shot up.」

The moment that Ramiyuros spoke up so care-freely…

—Boom—

The flames spread.
Then the human shaped flame leapt with incredible speed towards Anne and Ramiyuros.

「Mu」
「Woah watch out.」

The human shaped flame suddenly went flying away from Anne as Ramiyuros lightly flicked it away with the back of her hand.
The flame that’d been repelled once again stood up and turned it’s head towards them.

「……what’s up with this flame?」
「Mmm, I don’t know, but it’s full of vim and vigor.」

Ramiyuros waved her hand while speaking.
On the back of her hand was a small amount of blood.
「Ramiyuros-sama…that wound」
「Un, I got burned a bit, but I’m ok. It’ll heal quickly. I’m still convalescing so it seems like my human form is soft as well…」
「Flames strong enough to burn a Dragon King? A monster…possibly a spirt? Either way…it’s strong.」

She wanted to taste that burning sensation a bit…but she’d hold it in.
She’d been entrusted to be a fire watchman so she should put out the flames here and set things to rights.
She thought as she observed the flame person.

「……!」

It bent it’s legs and prepared to leap again.
It’s coming again, she thought when,

「Oh, speak of the devil. Oi Anne, Ramiyuros~!」

From behind her she heard a voice call out. Daichi had appeared and it wasn’t just him.

「Daichi-sama!? And Aneue-sama and you guys?」

They were all there.
At the moment she was distracted and,

「——-!!」

The human flame seemed to realize something and faced Daichi and them. It exploded into motion.

「Ah Daichi-sama! That thing is——!!」

Anne immediately turned to Daichi and cried out.
As she was calling out the flame continued forward. It moved with incredible speed straight towards them then,

「Hm?」

The golem that had been carrying the luggage stepped on it.

「Ahhh……oh…I guess…yeah I shouldn’t have expected anything else.」
「Yep…」

Her warning cry was pretty much meaningless.

「What? Something came flying out from the fire I thought…something’s acting violently?」
「Well…how should I put it…Daichi-san is amazing.」
「Really…」
「? I don’t get what you’re talking about…but tell me what happened.」
「Ok, please wait a moment.」

And so Anne told Daichi what had occurred.


 

30 Comments

  1. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    Nice! Double!!
    XD…

  2. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the double chapter ( ●w●)

    Camping rule no xx: put out flickering fire by stomping on it.

    • InfernalNightmare333

      I found the wild meatbun again! I’m not letting you escape this time!

      (-°□°)╯︵◓

      • ??!
        *got trapped in the ball*

        *tilt*

        *tilt*
        *pop*
        *rolls away*
        System: [meatbun ran away]

  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    So I guess the (first? of the) elemental spirit(s) who had run away from the castle has appeared.

    But there is still one question I have:
    The spirit is supposed to be attracted to high concentration of magic energy and therefore has supposedly arrived at the town where many people with strong magic power gathered.

    But if the spirit is attracted by magic energy then should it not have headed to Daiichi’s home instead of the town?
    His home is directly above the Dragon Vein / Earth Vein and has an absurdely high concentration of mana.

    Hence that concentration is far above that of the town even with the festival going on.
    Therefore it doesn’t make sense that the spirit came to the town instead of Daiichi’s home.

    Or do I misunderstand something here?

    • it was closer to him than his home so the spirit choose the closest one

      • Daiichi’s home is only a few kilimeters or so away from the town while the capotal where the spirit ran away from is a few days march away.
        So that little bit of a distance wouldn’t have mattered and as such the far higher concentration of mana in the surroundings of Daiichi’s home should have attracted the spirit from farmore distance than the town.

        I think the author simply forgot about this matter when coming up with the idea for the spirit to be attracted by magical energy.

      • The author did not forget. Remember the single inhabitant of his dungeon that they found while looking for raw materials?
        Guessing the reason for the other 3 not being there is that that one got first dibs on the location

    • we also have another spirit he picked up in the dungeon under his house~pong

      • Daichi being in town could make it sufficiently magical there versus continuing on to the house.

    • No you don’t however Daichi is there now and so are dragon King’s and thousands of powerful mages and warriors…plus there is an earth vein in town as well. Plus it’s on the way.

  4. Thanks for the new chapter! And the first one is captured~

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

  6. Oh god. C’mon. Everyone knows that fire beats wood.

    …and yet Common Sense-chan seems to have been murdered in another story so I probably should have expected this.

  7. A random passerby

    She wanted to taste that burning sensation a bit…but she’d hold it in
    well at least she can hold her masochistic tendencies in.
    The golem that had been carrying the luggage stepped on it.-this line made me lol so hard

  8. Thanks for the chapters!!

  9. Is this a real harem? Because the denseness is starting to grate on my nerves. Hesty is acting downright depressing, and the princess… Yeah, she’ll get to that point too.

    Yeah, I was expecting something like that to happen with the spirit. It practically captured itself.
    Thanks for the chapter~

  10. I’m expecting the jaw dropping scenario where a WOOD golem carrying something that burns a dragon king… and not burn.

    • His Golems are pretty much just like a part of him. Plus they have super powered with 3/10th being magical stone from his super saturated land.

      • A Wood Golem is a magical construct filled with dense magic. All constructs are immune to magic, including elemental magic, which includes elemental fire. So elemental beings can’t burn, etc. any golems, since golems being magical construct are immune to magical powers, abilities, etc.

      • In fact, people with enough magic resistance or fire resistance should be able to hold it without taking too much damage. Like Hesty the White Flame Dragon King for example.

  11. Thank you for your work!

    I bow down to you Daichi, you OP God of being dense

  12. Thanks for the chapter!
    And he didn’t even move! XD

  13. did the spirit die

  14. Thanks for doing this chapter! ?

  15. I feel like Daichi is denser then his own mana

  16. Thanks for the chapptar and yer hard works!! ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

  17. Thanks for the chap! Daichi is clueless as usual ?

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