62 Episode 62 Spring Break ①
It's early March, just before noon and the sun is shining pleasantly. Allen is riding in the wagon.
At the end of last December, I took hunting duty, and now I hunt two out of six days a week.
As a result, my goblin hunting has progressed and my level has risen from 13 to 19. The experience required increases as your level increases, but for now, your level is steadily increasing.
At the beginning of the year, the town's leading men and women were invited to a grand event held at the mansion, where Shiro Deer was treated to a great reception. I hunted one white-deer in January and one in February.
It was Allen's turn to hunt, so it was his job to hunt monsters and return home. But in the winter, there's nothing to hunt but hornbills. I thought it would be better to have some other meat as well, so I decided to hunt white deer about once a month.
When I hunted the third one, I found a big board in the yard. The gardener told me to put all the monsters on it from now on. It's because the white deer weighs nearly a ton, and the soil in the yard waves. It's also because the yard gets dirty from the demolition.
It's March, so it's warm, and the magical beasts you can eat start to work. On our next hunting day, we're going to hunt the magical beasts that will be active in the spring.
What are you sleeping for?
I fell asleep thinking about the game I'm going to hunt on my next vacation. I'm sure it was this warm weather. Then Cecil, sitting in front of me, gets mad at me and kicks me in the shins with his toe. It's so painful.
Hmm, I see you don't sleep on the move. That's a different world.
Allen doesn't have much of a servant's consciousness.
"Oh, excuse me. Miss Cecil.
"If you do that in front of your brother Mihai, I will not put you down for free!
Stared at with crimson eyes that tend to hang. Today we are going to the landing place of the magic ship. To pick up Mihai, the eldest brother of the Granvels.
This is how Cecil takes me out from time to time. It could be to help with the shopping or for other things. You don't have to be there, do you? I often think that. He seems to be at an age when he wants to take you around.
You'll arrive at the landing field on the east side of the city of Granville. It's as empty and flat as the airport in the previous life, for the arrival and departure of a magical ship that could be as long as 100 meters.
Within half an hour you can see a dot in the sky. It's getting bigger and bigger.
With a roaring sound, the mage ship crosses the sky. It lands slowly and vertically at a distance.
(Wow, what's the principle behind the float? Buoyancy? (Magical power?)
It's as stubby and chubby as a whole ham. As I watched in admiration, a kind of ladder or staircase stretched out below the magic ship.
It's very high-tech. The clock is in 12 digits, and this other world is very advanced.
Normally it seems like the Middle Ages with an underdeveloped civilization. However, when you see these excellent magic tools, you feel the development of civilization at key points.
People are coming down one by one. I look to the side and see Cecil fidgety. It seems that Cecil loves his brother.
In the distance, someone is waving at him. He has the same lilac hair as Cecil. It seems it's Mihai. He's coming by himself with a big bag.
"Hey Cecil, how are you?
Brother Mihai, I'm so happy to see you!
(Brother and sister, I'm glad you're so close. You've been going to the school since last year, so you're 13 or 14 years old now, or thereabouts, you're somewhat mature, and other worlds are precocious).
For the last year Mihai has been attending the school town.
It's like a reunion of close siblings. The two of them remind me of Mash and Murat. Mihai is carrying a lot of luggage so I help him carry it and we get into the carriage.
"Hmm? So, are you the new servant?
"Yes, my name is Allen, and I've been with you since last fall.
I answered as he spoke to me in the carriage.
"Allen is my servant.
"Oh, I see that my father has already given his blessing. Oh, I see. This is a good opportunity for you, Allen, to do your best.
I hate to answer, but I'd rather not answer in the affirmative. I can't really say no, here.
I also heard from head servant Rickel about servants and highborn children. He told me stories I didn't hear. It was the stuff of nightmares.
Noble children have servants when they are around ten years old. Basically, the parents decide or the child himself appoints them. Around the age of 12, the child is usually appointed and becomes the child's personal servant. Then, as you gain experience as a servant, you'll grow older and mature with the noble children you serve.
And around the age of fifteen, when the servant turned fifteen, he was promoted from servant to squire. It was said that the child of a nobleman would serve for the rest of his life, even after he became an adult. A servant who served a nobleman's child was promised a future and could become more than a squire.
Those who remained squire. Some would then be promoted to steward or knight.
So even if you become a servant of a noble family, you cannot become a squire unless you serve someone else. After years of doing chores and winning the trust of the noble children they serve, he becomes a squire. Rikker, now 18, said it was hard for me to become a squire.
And when the servant becomes a cook or a coach, he can no longer be a squire. It's a profession.
Allen, who has already won the post of a nobleman's child's servant, will serve Cecil for the rest of his life. It seems that you are on an escalator that you should not be on. I don't know how to get down, but I have to do something.
Now, the eldest brother of the Granvelle family says, 'I'm impressed that Baron Granvelle allowed Cecil, who is only eight years old, to have a servant. Cecil's older brother Thomas has no personal servant. A maid takes care of him.
"You said it, Allen. Is that what you are so good at?
She has the same crimson eyes as Cecil.
"No, no, no, no, it was through the grace of the Master Cecil.
Mihai says as if he understood something.
"That's enough about Allen.
Cecil wants to talk to me.
"Yes, Cecil, this is a souvenir I bought in King's Landing.
Pass a shiny butterfly-shaped hair clip from the luggage.
Well, thank you!
Receiving with both hands gleefully. She gazes at them with shining eyes, changing angles.
"I'm glad you're happy. I didn't get to come home for the summer.
The souvenirs seem to be atonement for their sins.
Yes, it is! I thought you said the summer vacation was long?
Yes, but I was told I had to get out of school if I didn't complete the dungeon.
(The dungeon? Isn't it great that the requirement to attend school is a dungeon attack? (What do you mean by expelled if you can't capture it?
"Oh my! Tell me about it!
Cecil's eyes are shining as he talks about his longed-for school life.
I've heard that the summer vacation is during the two months of August and September. Basically, you can do whatever you want, but there is one assignment for summer vacation. You have to capture one of the dungeons in the city.
Mihai couldn't return home during the summer vacation because he was working on the dungeon. If you don't, you don't need to attend the school anymore.
Well, are you sure about this, brother?
The opponent is a baronial trueborn son. Of course, there are children of noblemen of higher nobility. Are you willing to expel a child of such a nobleman?
Of course. Well, that's just the headmaster's policy.
I've heard that the headmaster of the school is proud to say that he doesn't even listen to the king. I've heard from Baron Granvelle that the headmaster of the academy would fail an exam even if he was a swordsman.
It seems that the academy city has a strong autonomy.
Hmmm, so it's hard work.
Sounds like a pretty tough school life. Cecil is worried about Mihai.
''Well, it can be tough at times, but last time I was here, Master Dodberg taught me how to use a sword!
Gleefully touches the sword off the hip to ride in the carriage.
(Oh! Swordsmanship Doberg. (I've heard the name occasionally, but I'm not sure if it's true, and you also teach students in the school town.
With a twinkle in his eye, Mihai talks about school life. You have been speaking like an adult until just now, but you look appropriate for your age. After that, the conversation between Mihai and Cecil continued.