Five days after we left Galhart territory, Mizzet and I had safely boarded an airship and arrived at the elf village.
There was some trouble with Momiji along the way, but it was mostly because she accidentally burned her onigiri when she tried to warm it with a foxfire, or because she didn’t have enough tuna mayo to keep her spirits up.
By the way, Kuroko-san had been training during the break, and to my surprise, she had raised her level by one more level.
She can’t use the replay mode without me, but how can she do it in a mock battle against Momiji?
I’m very impressed with her enthusiasm.
This is the first time I’ve been to an elf village and I’m currently gathering information.
Using the huge trees that line the foot of the World Tree, this village is surprisingly civilized, and although you may not notice it at first glance, there’s even an escalator or elevator made out of tree trunks using magic.
When you put your foot on the trunk, it automatically forms a moving staircase with handrails.
There should have been no such useful magic in the range of magic that I understand as occupational correction, but …..
It’s not that I don’t have any idea about it, to tell the truth.
One of the most famous users of this magic is the living legend Lara Shatira, the head of this elven village.
She was the first person to evolve from an elf to a high elf in the world I created with my app.
At that time, in order to confront the threat of flying whales, she asked God for a miracle together with Dharma Larkaya, a man from the primitive human race, and they made the first breakthrough of evolving into Hero and High Elf.
It was a very emotional time for the human species.
I’m sure the other side doesn’t know anything about me personally, but I remember it as clearly as if it were just the other day.
After all, the flow of time is different between here and there.
A few thousand years ago, the primordial era was just a recent event, but it was about half a year ago in the eyes of the Creator God player.
“So you want me to get permission from the chief of this village before I head into the dungeon?”
“Yes. I don’t know who you are, but I understand that you two are very skilled, given your magic power. However that dungeon is an impregnable fortress that not even the Brave have been able to conquer. If you stimulate it and activate the monsters, it could lead to something irreversible.”
It is reasonable.
The man who talks to me is a male elf who is in charge of guarding the entrance to the dungeon in the village. He’s suspicious of us for not revealing our identities, but he knows our capabilities. He is telling me to pass after getting permission from Lara Shatira.
The reason, of course, is that inappropriate stimulation may bring danger instead.
Of course, it makes sense.
After all, the other party won’t know that I’m aware of the mystery of the dungeon.
But I can’t afford to back down now, so I’m going to keep going.
“But isn’t Lara Shatira currently in the middle of talks with the Brave party, can you please let me through? Moreover, the time when the talks will end is undecided. And depending on the outcome of their talks, maybe we won’t be allowed to pass forever.”
“But… if you don’t manage safety based on the possibility of that happening, you will suffer damage as well.”
Well, I’m aware that I’m pushing it too hard, but if I was told that entering the dungeon was no longer permitted, my plans would be ruined.
Of course, they probably don’t know that I’m a cheat who can’t die, and that I’m capable of storing my friends and flying back to Japan when the time comes, so it’s a reasonable response.
I’m in trouble.
Mizzet also seems to be bothered by this kind of negotiation, leaving the discussion with the gatekeeper to me and looking around.
We’re completely stuck in this situation, with no one we know and no one we can rely on.
…… and at that moment, a voice called out from behind me.
“Nn~~~~~? Hey, you. Ah~ I think this magic power is quite familiar ~~~~ Have we met before?”
“Ah! Bella-sama! Thank you for your patrol!”
“Ah, yes! Thanks for your hard work too.”
The one who called out to me from behind was a beautiful blond-haired elven woman dressed in a costume that clearly showed her different status from the gatekeeper.
Oh, I’ve seen her somewhere before too.
Well, I mean, she’s the one who’s been helping me raise my level in the temple day and night in replay mode, isn’t she?
Well, it’s been a while, really.
Thank you very much for the delicious EXP.
“Nn? Why are you waving at me so casually? That familiar attitude of yours looks familiar!”
“It’s been a while, Bella-san. I’m glad to see that you’re doing well.”
Yes, the person who called out to me was Bella Shatira, the bow master who had accompanied Argus Lockhart, the Sage, to defeat the demon race 100 years ago.
I remember when we parted 100 years ago, she had to go back to her village to report to her mother, Lara Shatira, or something.
By the way, it is inevitable that the other side does not recognize me.
After all, a ten-year-old boy who looked like a mere human appeared as a fifteen-year-old even after a hundred years had passed.
Most people wouldn’t notice.
I’m sure she has a good memory, since she’s suspicious that she has seen my magical power before.
“Ah, etto-…. what’s your name?”
“It’s Kenji. Now I’m calling myself Kenji Galhart. I used to work with Argus the Sage.”
I bowed to her.
“W-what! Uso!! What kind of nonsense is that?”.
“What’s the matter, Bella-sama? Who are these people?”
“There’s no way!! Something like this, why are you here!?”
As soon as she heard my name, she threw away all of her previous reserve and spoke as if she were a villain on stage.
Come to think of it, I am a weird person. No wonder the other party would be surprised.
In fact, Argus, who understood me, and Mizzet, who accepted everything, were special cases. ……