21 Episode 21

 After that we headed to the cave where the Orc Lord had been found.
 We left the village and Thomas led us through the trees of the forest.

 Along the way, I gave my students a lecture on how to deal with Orc monsters.

The orc we're about to fight is a melee monster that boasts power and toughness. Instead, it moves very slowly. With Rio and his team's agility, they should be able to avoid the attacks if they watch carefully. However, it is dangerous to be surrounded by multiple orcs, so avoid that as much as possible. Okay?


 The three of them replied cheerfully.
 Hmm, they're really cute.

 I go on to ask my students.

"I've already told you what to look out for in battle, but for more general knowledge, does anyone know what kind of monster an Orc is?

 When I asked that, Maifa raised her hand.
 When I nominated her, she nodded her head and answered.

"...... Orcs are humanoid monsters. ...... They're big, fat, pig-like in the face, and have green skin. They attack with a large club.

"Hmm, you're right. Good job.

 I pat Meifa on the head.
 I pat her on the head. She looks a little happy.

 I patted her on the head.

"...... Orcs are characterized by their strong s*xual desire. ...... Orcs attack women of different races and make them bear their children. The ...... club on the lower half of the body is also extremely powerful, and women who are hit with it cannot withstand it - ouch.

 I chopped Maifa in the head.
 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

"...... terrible. ...... Your brother told you to explain.

You can't let a pretty girl like Meifa say such vulgar things! Dad will not allow it! Where did you get such knowledge?

"......, a s*x book that my mother had.

Oh, yeah?

 I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot more information on this subject at .......

 I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it's a good idea.

 Anyway, enough about that.

 After walking for a while, we eventually came to a place where we could see a cave that seemed to be the Orc Lord's stronghold.

Are you sure this is where you want to go? I think I should fight with you .......

 Thomas, our guide, asks.

 Thomas, whose wounds had been healed by Iris's magic, said he would join her in defeating the Orc Lord...

No, as I said before, I want to give them some experience. Besides, I'll be there to protect them, so they'll be fine.

I understand. It's true that you don't have to worry if you have a great hero like Brett with you. I'm sorry, but that's all I have to say. Please take care of me.

 Thomas bowed to me, and then left for the village.

 Okay, let's get started.
 I beckoned to my three pupils.

 I beckoned to my three students and looked at each one of them in the eye.

"All right, let's do this. Rio, Iris, and Maifa... are you three ready?

"Yes, brother.

Yes, sir.

...... I'm a little nervous, but I'm okay, I can do it.

 I'm a little nervous, but I can do it.
 Okay, I'm in good shape.

 After confirming this, I turned my attention to the cave of the Oak Road.

 We are now in the forest, a short distance from the cave.

 We are currently hiding behind a thick tree trunk, where we can see the entrance to the cave if we lean forward a little.
 However, if we do so, there is a risk that the other side will be able to see us.

 By the way, the "other side" is a guard orc standing in front of the entrance of the cave.

 A huge green body stands in front of the cave, holding a large club.
 So far, he doesn't seem to have noticed us.

"All right, boys. You know there's an orc guard over there, right?

 I asked, and all three of them nodded silently.
 After confirming this, I gave the three of them a task.

"Now, I want you three to think of a way to defeat it. When you've decided, let me know.

 The students nodded their heads.
 Then the three of them began to argue about how to fight it.

 Actually, there aren't that many options.

 There are only a few things that all three of them can do, and under the circumstances, the right tactic is rather obvious, and they should be able to get there easily.

 Maifa seemed to have suggested some kind of rearrangement, but they finally agreed that it would be inferior to a straightforward attack in terms of certainty.

 The fight was decided.
 Rio is coming to tell me on behalf of the team.

"Okay, looks like we're set. Let me know.

Yeah. It's very simple, but... First, Iris's bow and Maifa's [Firebolt] will be used to attack remotely. In the meantime, I'll go in and finish him off in close combat. I'm not sure about that, brother. ......?

 The expression of Rio and his friends is a little anxious, as if waiting for the grade of the test.
 I'm thinking...

 I thought... well, that's probably a good idea.

 The best way to defeat them is to use their best attack methods and concentrate on them.
 Basically, that's the right thing to do.

 However, in a real battle, if you are too fixated on whether your chosen tactic is the right one or not, you may get hurt.

 This is because the result is everything.
 Even if you choose the right tactic within the scope of the information available to you before you decide to go ahead with it, it is quite possible that it will fall apart due to some accident that occurs afterwards.

 That's what I thought, and I told the three of them.

"Okay, let's see if that works.

 When I said this, the three of them suddenly became nervous.
 I guess they were expecting to be graded on whether their ideas were correct or not.

 ......, but that would have been a communication error, so I went on to tell them what I thought.

 I told them that I thought the tactics the three of them had decided on were the right ones, that the view of one teacher, me, was not the absolute right answer, and that I wanted them to be more conscious of the outcome than choosing the right answer.

 The three of them still couldn't quite grasp it, but at least they understood that I wasn't trying to be mean.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

Sometimes I don't know if your brother ...... is a bad pedophile brother or a very good teacher.

"Haha, idiot. I don't know what that is either.

 I ruffled Meifa's head and then hugged the girl tightly.

You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this sort of thing.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 This is a great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment.
 I'm not sure what to make of this. ......