We are in the parade grounds.
Juna-san, Granny Gerta and the guild leader are here with me.
I hate to admit it, but I am heavily outnumbered in the middle of the enemy territory.
I guess I have no choice but to do this, so I summon the monsters I took here with me: Volff, Zangetsu, Helix, Obsidian and Heather.
「Hmm… what do you think, Gerta?」
「They are pretty nice.」
「Yes, but not to my taste after all.」
「There’s your necromantic taste showing. You still don’t like anything if it’s not all bones and rotten flesh?」
「And you still hate all things undead.」
「I don’t hate them! I just don’t like them!」
「Isn’t that the same thing?」
This is awesome!
To think there would actually be someone in this world who will manage to push Granny Gerta back!
Of course I’m not going to say that out loud.
Juna-san outstretches her hand towards Volff and he slowly approaches her.
And she gently strokes his head.
She looks fairly used to it too.
Could it be that Juna-san is also fond of petting everything that has soft fur?
「Keith-san? Forgive my curiosity, but do you happen to have an undead of some kind among your Summoned Monsters?」
「Well, I do have a sentient Mist and a Skeleton.」
「Aaaah! That’s great!」
Don’t you like fluff like Adele?
I called Heather back and summoned both Mumyo and Zuiun.
Sorry for summoning you in the middle of the day like that, guys.
Also, Zuiun still hasn’t grown at all since I first summoned him.
But even so.
When she saw Mumyo, Juna-san laughed happily.
「It, it looks like a crab! Hahaha, you have a great sense of style, I like it!」
My back is slapped by Juna-san.
I think I’ve hit the nail on the head.
I think armor derived from crab should be lighter, though?
「All right, I won’t lose! I will show you something nice as well!」
And she began spellcasting.
Both Gerta’s and the guild leader’s expressions changed in an instant.
「Juna-sama, please don’t do anything rash!!」
Juna-san’s spell is finished, and a monster appears from within the summoning circle.
It’s not big.
It seems to be the same size as a human being.
Vampire Duke Lv ???
Summoned Monster Waiting
Battle Position: Ground, Air
The figure was that of a beautiful young man who gives off some narcissistic vibes.
He stands in the middle of the room in an imposing yet dignified pose.
Is he one of those vampires who can freely walk in the sunlight without being burned by it?
「See, isn’t he totally cool?」
「Juna-sama, that’s an overkill!」
「I-I think he’s pretty cool.」
I agree with what Juna-san says, just to be on the safe side.
Vampire Duke keeps his eyes closed and most of his face obscured with his robe.
Although it is daytime, he does not have a yellow marker indicating an abnormal status over his head. So he really must be suffering no penalty from sunlight.
That is both unusual and amazing, even for a Summoned Monster.
「Why are you acting so repulsed, Gerta? He’s not even looking at you! See, his eyes are closed!」
「But he’s still scary!」
「Oh now you’re just being melodramatic!」
I have no words to describe what is going on here.
I thought that my teacher was a lost cause, but it seems that this person is even worse!
Is it because she is Master’s master?
「What do you think?」
「It is amazing.」
「Do you want to be able to summon monsters like that yourself?」
「I would love to, especially if it would reflect how strong I’ve become.」
「I see. In that case you should learn 【Alchemy】as well.」
【Alchemy】is one of the skill that I’ve put on a backburner up until now. I’m afraid that I’m not very skilled at it.
「Anyway, what does alchemy have to do with monster summoning?」
「You’ll understand with time if you decide to pursue that path.」
I’ve been thinking.
Even though this woman is a master of both Granny Gerta and Master, her appearance was really deceiving. She might be incredibly wise, but that penchant for speaking with cryptic riddles is rather childish.
Maybe that’s where Master got his habit from?
「Okay, if our business here is done then I’ll be on my way.」
「Oh, before you go, tell Aurnier that I want him to deliver another 100 Mana Potions the day after tomorrow.」
「I’ll be sure to do that.」
Concluding everything with the guild leader I decided it is high time to leave the building.
While I was walking out, Juna-san smiled and waved her hand at me.
But I mustn’t be fooled by her.
Out of everyone gathered in Gerta-san’s office, she is the most dangerous.
The tension that was eating away at me disappeared only when I finally lost sight of her.
I hopped on Zangetsu’s back and made my way back towards Master’s house.
The lineup is back to what it was when it came here.
The way back was smooth.
But monsters still attacked us.
Well, I’m not pressed for time now, so I guess we can humor them for a bit.
So come and get some!
For some reason, monsters are attacking us regularly until they reach sight of the entrance to the forest.
It was the same on the road to the village of Legias.
We were attacked by Rampage Horses again.
Just like last time, they were a welcomed change from all the other weaklings.
Wild Pheasants (female) attack until they come out on the road, and then they stop chasing after us.
What is this strange feeling?
I have finally arrived at Master’s house.
However, something was obviously wrong.
Stone Golem was moving. And Master’s MagiOwl was sitting on his shoulder.
『Keith! Stop right there! I’m coming to you now!』
Did I do something to upset Master?
The Magi Owl jumps on my head.
Certainly, I can feel hostility very clearly.
But nothing has attacked me so far.
『It’s not your fault! But we do have quite a bothersome situation on our hands.』
「Eh, a bothersome situation?」
A voice that is neither me nor Master reverberated in my ears.
『Show yourself, fiend!』
「Who are you calling a fiend?!」
Where is it coming from?
Wait…I know this voice!
「Here, boy. I am here.」
My shadow was shaking unnaturally.
Another shadow detached itself from it, and its blackness gradually returned to its original shape.
It’s the same as when I met her at Remut.
「Surprised does not even begin to describe how I feel right now.」
「Well, looks like we have something even more surprising before us.」
Something big appeared across the wall surrounding the house.
It’s a rock bird.
「Planning to escape, are we?」
Juna-san reaches out towards it.
She doesn’t have any weapon, magic or otherwise.
But she has rings on her fingers.
I could understand it even without using Sense Magic.
Each of them holds tremendous magical power.
The surroundings are cloaked in darkness.
It swallowed up even Master’s house in its entirety.
What about that rock bird?
It cannot fly away.
I mean, it tries to, but is unable to break through the darkness.
Meanwhile, Juna-san talks to Master’s MagiOwl.
「Stop being so prejudiced and just do what you have to do. I promise to let you go as soon as you finish your work.」
「No! I don’t want to do any more business with those guys! They are like, super scary!」
What the hell is going on here?
Master looks like he wants to avoid meeting with Juna-san at all costs, but she doesn’t seem to be holding a grudge against Master.
If anything, it’s the reverse.
My head starts to hurt from everything that was unfolding in front of me, but it looks like Juna-san just came to make sure that Master finishes his work on time this time?
She effortlessly neutralized all of his defensive systems.
She stopped the golem who was about to punch her with just a snap of her fingers!
Whatever, I don’t care anymore!
If Master was allowed to escape I would have ended up in serious trouble.
Besides, I am interested in creating Mana Potions.
Master is now in front of the house.
His rock bird was also called back.
「Aurnier-chan, it’s been ages since I last saw you!」
Juna-san went straight for a hug without any prior warning!
Master just stands in place, motionless.
His eyes look like the ones of a dead fish.
Master, I feel sorry for you…. No wait. On second thought, I’m not sorry at all! Serves you right for sending me to do business in your place!
Race Human Male Racial Lv16
Job Grand Summoner Lv2
Bonus Points Remaining 30
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Staff Of Torture ×2 Tonfas Of Torture ×2 Capture Rod Of Torture ×1 Enraged Pickaxe ×2 Silver Necklace+ ×1 Snow Leopard’s Push Dagger ×1 Gale Tiger’s Push Dagger ×2 Snow Leopard’s Bagh Nakh ×1 Plains Lion’s Bagh Nakh ×1 Battle Bull’s Leather Armor + set Bracelet Of Torture ×1 Rampage Horse Belt+ Rucksack ×1 Item Box ×2
Survival Knife, Woodworking Tools
Old Summoner’s Younger Brother
Protector of the Forest
Knower of the Middle Path
Martial Arts Fighter