Konjiki No Moji Tsukai - Chapter 71
Chapter 71: The Little Girl's Invitation
Konjiki no Wordmaster Chapter 71: The Little Girl's Invitation
(There's plenty that I want to retort, but why are the little girls of this world so strong...?)
Rarashik, who he had scanned a while ago, had also crossed level 100. And the little girl in front of him had god-class strength. What's more...
(And her having no attribute means she uses a unique magic like me...)
She was the first unique magic user he had ever met, apart from himself. He had no idea just how powerful 《Phantasm Magic》 was, but according to Arnold, every unique magic was extremely powerful. Her magic probably held something that allowed her to overwhelm her opponents.
(And that Silva is... a 『Spirit of Darkness』?)
Seeing the words on his list of titles made Hiiro hold his breath. He was able to take on the parasitizing cactus's poison without batting an eye, so Hiiro knew he was no ordinary person. But according to his title, he was one of the 『Spirits』.
I never thought he would be a Spirit. That's actually more surprising than the unique magic. His appearance is that of your average, everyday old man, but he wasn't an 『Evila』, or a 『Humas』. He was a 『Pheom』.
(A user of unique magic, a 『Evila』 and 『Gabranth』 cross, and a 『Pheom』. What the hell is up with this mansion...)
Silva did say that this was the dwelling of eccentric people, but it seems he wasn't exaggerating. What's more, Hiiro himself was an otherworlder with unique magic;a person fitting of the place. The mansion was full to the brim of surprises.
But looking at the two's 《Status》 was a big help. Though he was a little shocked, having information would make his life easier. If they were to ever have to fight, he would be able to come up with countermeasures more easily.
Of course, he would lose if he attacked head-on, but there were plenty of approaches he could take with the information he gained. As he was thinking along those lines, Liliyn speak.
’’Well, there is some sense in what you're saying.’’ (Liliyn)
’’That's correct. Hiiro-sama is, to put it briefly, someone who is very similar to us.’’ (Silva)
Lilyn turned her eyes to Hiiro once more, and began observing him. And after watching him for a while, she nodded lightly, and broke out in a smile.
When was Hiiro questioned her actions mentally, Liliyn suddenly thrust her finger at me, and spoke words he hadn't expected.
’’Okay, brat. Become mine.’’ (Liliyn)
The sudden turn of events put even Hiiro in shock. Silva shrugged his shoulders, and sighed.
’’What are you saying? Of course, I won't. I refuse.’’ (Hiiro)
’’I refuse your refusal!’’ (Liliyn)
’’... What?’’ (Hiiro)
She said it proudly, while sticking out her chest.
(This brat, what is she trying to do? Did she hit her head somewhere?)
’’I'm perfectly sane, you fool.’’ (Liliyn)
’’...Hm? Ah...’’ (Hiiro)
It seems that he had unintentionally spoken the words from his heart. Because of the sudden invitation, his mind was in a bit of disorder.
’’According to Silva, you are on a journey. Put an end to that, and come serve me.’’ (Liliyn)
’’Hell no, brat.’’ (Hiiro)
’’What do you mean by brat! Even though I look like this, I've lived several hundred years, boy!’’ (Liliyn)
As Hiiro had guessed, her age far exceeded her appearance. Even so, as with Rarashik, having a little girl look down on him really pissed him off.
’’Then granny.’’ (Hiiro)
’’Say another word, and you'll be seeing a nightmare you'll never wake up from.’’ (Liliyn)
She began letting out a serious amount of killing intent. It seems that it would be difficult for an ordinary person to even stand in the face of it. Hiiro felt sweat gradually gathering on his back.
(So Granny is taboo. Then as with the Chibi Usagi, I probably shouldn't use the word Little Girl.)
She didn't seem to know the meaning of 'Loli', so Akaloli seemed to work just fine.
’’... Anyways, if you're recruiting, go ask elsewhere. I don't want to serve anyone.’’ (Hiiro)
’’And that's why you're on a journey?’’ (Liliyn)
’’Right. I plan on seeing the world. I won't let anyone get in my way.’’ (Hiiro)
Neither side would back down. Their eyes met, and sparks flew. Finally, Liliyn smiled once more.
’’Kukuku, you said that before me without showing a sign of fear. You've truly piqued my interest.’’ (Liliyn)
It appears that instead of getting hated, Hiiro had merely increased her interest in him.
’’As I thought, you should become mine, Hiiro Okamura.’’ (Liliyn)
’’And am I not rejecting your offer here?’’ (Hiiro)
Liliyn puckers her lips, and makes an unpleasant expression.
’’Hmph, so where do you plan on heading from here?’’ (Liliyn)
’’Is that related to you in any way?’’ (Hiiro)
’’It appears that he was searching for a town.’’ (Silva)
Hiiro turned his glare to Silva. Hiiro clicked his tongue as the pervert mouthed unnecessary things. Lililyn thinks for a bit, and widens her smile once more.
’’A town... did you not know? There are no towns here.’’ (Liliyn)
’’I know. There's one far, far away, right?’’ (Hiiro)
’’No, by here, I mean... You're an『Evila』, yet you don't know? Kukuku, you're stranger of an existence than I first thought.’’ (Liliyn)
She laughs loudly, and shivers run down Hiiro's back.
’’What are you trying to say?’’ (Hiiro)
Asking that probably wasn't the best idea.
’’There's only a single town that can be called as such in the entire demon world. There's no way you wouldn't know... if you were an 『Evila』. No, even if you were just someone who lived in this continent.’’ (Lilyn)
She takes on a triumphant expression, as she looks down on Hiiro. But Hiiro being as he was, did not display any expression on his face. Inside his head, he was a bit startled.
(Only one town? Right, Silva called this not a town, but a settlement.)
Far, far away, there was not a town, but a settlement. Silva said as such. Even so, why is there but a single town? Hiiro's curiosity was alight.
’’Hmm, it seems you really didn't know. I see... Kukuku.’’ (Liliyn)
Liliyn nods her head over and over. She constantly gazes in Hiiro's direction.
’’It seems you're curious, so let me teach you.’’ (Liliyn)
Her superiority complex was quite clear in her words. But since Hiiro had a desire to obtain the information, he held himself back.
As he stayed silent, Liliyn arbitrarily continued the conversation.
’’Listen here. The Demon World has many settlements, but all of them have low populations. The amount of『Evila』 races is high, but the actual numbers within races is scarce. They don't have any large scale settlements that can be called something like a town. Do you know why? In general, the 『Evila』 stick within their own races, and they have a high level of pride. Though a classification has been set up for the 『Evila』 race, few actually care about it. A small number of a single race is unable to assert itself as a town.’’ (Liliyn)
Inevitably, instead of being called towns, there were only small communities formed by the members of a single race.
’’Even the most numerous 『Imp Race』 has numbers less than one hundred. Of course, with a hundred, they could build a village, but the 『Imps』 don't have such motivations. No, none of the other races have any such motivations either. They just live by gathering together. That's the 『Evila』 way of life.’’ (Liliyn)
Hiiro didn't know the 『Evila』 had such a trait. Though there are plenty of races, interracial populations are low, so they can't build anything like a city. If the races were to gather, and work together, it would be a different story, but most of them don't interact with each other.
’’But there is a single exception. That is the one I told you about, the single town. No, the capital.’’ (Liliyn)
’’... 【Demon Capital, Xaos】.’’ (Hiiro)
’’Oh, so you already knew.’’ (Lilyn)
What came to mind was 【Demon Capital, Xaos】. It seems that was a place separate from the rest of the continent.
’’Right, only the Demon Capital is different. Long ago, the first one to call themself the Demon King created it. In there, various races of 『Evila』 make their homes.’’ (Liliyn)
’’The Demon King gathered them to protect the capital?’’ (Hiiro)
’’I see you're quick on the uptake. But that's not all. It seems that the Demon King delighted in associating with strong individuals.’’ (Liliyn)
’’By the way, by associating, she means XXXXXXX. Nofofofofo.’’ (Silva)
(TL: That is a censor bar.)
Hiiro and Liliyn's faces get dyed a light shade of red. They glare at the pervert with their eyes half closed. It's not that the context was hard to understand, but Silva didn't really have to put it in words. It was irritating.
’’Ahem. Anyways, that's how it is. The Demon King traversed the Demon World, and invited all the strong individuals they could find.’’ (Liliyn)
’’Oy, won't most people reject an offer like that.’’ (Hiiro)
’’Yes, but most knew who they were dealing with.’’ (Liliyn)
’’The Demon King possessed an enormous amount of power, she was quite a beauty.’’ (Liliyn)
’’Beauty? Was the Demon King not a man?’’ (Hiiro)
’’Nope, she's female.’’ (Liliyn)
’’Her appearance was flowing with elegance, and regardless of the gender of whoever she was dealing with, she was able to steal their hearts. And she was also strong, with an overwhelming amount of charisma. There were few, if any, men who could refuse a request from her.’’ (Liliyn)