151 149 Welcome Party ②

 It was April and the school had begun. The two elves and a dwarf arrived on the first day and Allen was asked to take care of them.

 Allen invited the three of them to head to the cafeteria. This cafeteria is the second year cafeteria near the second year only school building. Everywhere there are students chatting around elves and dwarves.
 It seems that they have come to the cafeteria for a social gathering, and I think that everyone is doing the same thing.

 Once again, we introduced ourselves and talked about our future.

 In the midst of all this, Aren and his friends talk about going to the dungeon every day. The homeroom teacher asked me to take care of them, and I asked them if there was something they wanted to do.

 Then Sophie answered immediately that she would go to the dungeon with me. I was slightly taken aback by her bite. The elf, Formar, seemed to value the wishes of his guards and said nothing.

 Merle tells me that I want to go to the dungeon, but it's a long story. It's a bit of a long story, but whatever the reason, if you want to go, let's go.

 It has been decided that I will join the "Obsolete Gamer" party. It seems like this conversation is going very quickly.

 I also asked where they're going to live.

 Allen and his team have set up a base, with all five of them living with their families and servants. We still have room, but when I asked what they will do, Sophie said bitingly that they will live together. The elves may have discovered the theory that they are biting off more than they can chew.

 Then it was agreed that we should all move in together on the day off.

 My afternoon class was over, and I received a call from the president through my homeroom teacher.
 I'll be talking about the three people I'll be inviting to the base.
 I'm told to take good care of Sophie. She says that she is far above the royal president of the school. The elven nation believes in a spirit king, but the queen is the real ruler.

 They say that Sophie is a high elf in line of succession to the throne. Apparently that same High Elf Rector has no claim to the throne.
 He was born of royalty and yet he tortured himself saying that without the right of succession he would be a small country and the Rector would be no match for him.
 Allen thought that the elven kingdom has a queen system after all.

 Then there was talk of Merle.
 Merle had a talent I had never heard of: the demon rock general. Only one in ten million people had this incredibly rare skill. He told me to go to the dungeon and raise him.

 Four days have passed, and today is a vacation at the school.

 We all work together to move the three people who lived in the school's dormitory to the base.
 As we were new to the school, we had a small amount of furniture in the quarters, some of which came with our rooms. Thanks to your help, we were able to finish the move in one carriage.

 In the evening, we had a welcome party for the five newcomers to the base.
 Why five? Sophie had two elven servants, so now there are five.

There are a lot of people. It's a good thing we made a base that can house 20 people.

 Allen, Krena, Cecil, Dogora, and Kiel
 Kiel's sister Nina and the servants of the Karnell family, a total of seven
 One of the ladies of the House of Granville
 Sophie and Folmar and their servants combined, four
 Merle one person

 In April, five new residents were added to the base, which can house 20 people, bringing the total number of residents to 18.

 The Granvels' maidservant was sent by Viscount Granvelle.
 It seems to be an aristocratic balancing act, as it's not a good idea to have too many servants in the house of Karnel, so they send one. There's a caretaker for Cecil since last October, and he's paid by the viscount.

 You'll arrive at the yard of the base by carriage, thinking that it will take quite a while if you don't have a magic train. You're going to be able to find out the best way to make your life easier.

"Welcome home, Death.

"Oh, I'm home.

 The summons of Spirit C comes to the front yard. This house may be considered by the neighbors as a haunted house.


 The elves and dwarves stare at the floating dolls. Say you'll explain what's going on and carry your bags into the base.

 They unload the bags, for now, into their rooms.

 Kiel's servants wonder what's going on with the elves and dwarves, but they quickly accept them as they've become much more adaptable thanks to Allen. Compared to the flying dolls, the elves and dwarves are not that much of a surprise.

 Then everyone cooked a sumptuous welcome party.

"Hmm? Sophie's servants also sit.

 I don't think I've heard your name yet.

No, thank you.

(Your voice is humming.) They look like twins, too. Is it the theory that they look the same when they're of different races? (Do all dwarves even look like Merle?

 Allen's unfamiliar theories are growing.

No, no, no, it's school tradition that there are no nobles or royalty or queens. It's a welcome party. Let's all enjoy it.

 Thanks to the increased number of servants, the food is extravagant.
 Unlike last year's welcome party in Kiel, the food is quite luxurious.
 A large table that can seat 20 people is laid out with the food that everyone worked so hard to prepare, and Krsna's eyes are shining.

 At any rate, you blame the president and try to get them to sit down.

"Mr. Allen said as much. Please take a seat.

"Ha, yes.

(Mr. Allen)

 For some reason, Sophie refers to Allen as Master Allen. She doesn't seem to care about the president's rule of not requiring honorific speech.

We have five new friends from the base. Let's get to know each other better.


 Allen starts the welcome party with a brief greeting. "Yes! And like said tame dog, Krsna quickly reaches for the food.

 At this table where 18 people are seated, about four people are praying instead of reaching for their food.

 The elves are holding their hands on the table and mumbling something. Allen is watching them.

"Is it a prayer to the Spirit King?

 When I finished praying, I asked Sophie, "Yes, we are here because of the Spirit King.

"Yes, we exist because of you, Spirit King.

 The Spirit King Rosen has made a contract with the Elf Queen to give the elves the power of spirit magic. Without it, maybe the demon king's army would have destroyed them and there would have been no Rosenheim, the land of the elves.

 I look at Merle, thinking that different countries and races have different cultures. Merle is not praying, but eating.

So there's no prayer in Merle's country?

Yes, Master DiGragni says it's okay to do that.

"Mr. DiGragni?

 I feel like I've never heard that name before. I wonder if it's a celebrity of the Baukis Empire.

Oh, Master Digrigni is a dungeon master to which we dwarves belong. I hear he's very happy to be a sub-god soon.

"Dungeon Master? Sub-God?

 Merle tells us a story about Dighragni. She says he is the dungeon master who controls all the dungeons. And he created the device from which all the magic tools are made. He says that dwarves imitated and improved upon it to create many different types of mages, including useful magic ships, magic trains, and light mages.

 So many dwarves say they believe in Digragni.

(Oh, is that why those cube-shaped objects in the dungeon are systematic somehow? It's called a magic tool, right?

 Thanks to the arrival of the elves and dwarves, the world seems to be expanding.

What does this have to do with sub-gods? Merle

 Cecil joins in the conversation. We're talking about calling everyone by their names.
 Sophie only calls Allen "Mr. Allen," but everyone else is calling him by his name.

That's, umm, ......

 Merle at a loss for words. Apparently, he doesn't understand.

"It is the prayers of the people that make God.

 Sophie teaches us about the relationship between prayer and God. The Spirit King was just a spirit at first. But as the elves relied and prayed, the spirit became the spirit king and then a sub-god.
 If he continued to pray, the sub-god would become a god. He says that it is the wish of the elves to make the Spirit King a god.

 And Digragni, who rules the dungeon, says that since the dwarves' prayers continue, he may soon become a sub-god.

'What is it with each country?

 Kiel also seems to feel that the world has expanded in some way after hearing Sophie's story.

'So what's the deal with the dungeon? I haven't heard the story yet. Do you want to start over in a class B dungeon?

 Dogora holds a hunk of meat in one hand and talks about the future. Sophie, Formal and Merle have just completed all of the C-class dungeons, and they haven't completed any of the B-class dungeons. They haven't completed any B-class dungeons.

 Now you've conquered three A-class dungeons and achieved an adventurer rank of A. You've also completed the fourth A-class dungeon.
 And they are on their way to the fourth A-class dungeon. If you conquer this 4th A-class dungeon before July and conquer any A-class dungeon in the kingdom, you can get an invitation to an S-class dungeon.

 We've already talked about the three of them joining The Abandoned Gamer's party, but we haven't talked about what they'll do after that. We've talked about starting over in a B-class dungeon once for the three of them.

 All eyes are on Allen. We're all discussing our opinions, but Allen's opinions and ideas have helped me a lot. He wants to hear what we should do.

No, I'll finish the A-class dungeon by July. And at the same time, I think we should move forward with Sophie and the others' dungeon attack.

"Huh? What does that mean?

"I'm going to break up the party.

""Break up the party?"

 Allen was to talk about future dungeon attack strategies.