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Chapter 14: First Guests

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“I’ll be going then, Procell-sama, Kuina-anesama.”

“Yeah, do your best!”

 

One of the two Mythological Foxes, in human form, bid farewell and went outside of the city. Accompanying her as her guard was a Mithril Golem who possessed the strength comparable to a B rank monster.

 

Kuina waved her hand and sent her off. Her destination was a certain highway outside of Avalon which was the route often taken by many adventurers in the early morning, the present time. Our plan was a straightforward but reliable approach at getting their attention. Just the large signboard carried by the beautiful fox-girl was sure to stand out.

 

The message written in the signboard read that bread, dried meat, and water were for sale here and for 40% cheaper than the price offered in the city of Eclaba. Taking the opportunity, it was also written there that our inn only offered the service for an overnight stay without any meals and was therefore dirt cheap.

 

The adventurers that were on their way to the dungeon probably already had enough provisions on them but upon seeing our prices, some might think about getting even more provisions while some to replenish their stocks on their way back.

 

Also, upon chancing on our city on their way home, they might consider staying the night at the inn and should they find the experience to be pleasant, we might be able to make them to consider another visit on their next expedition to the dungeon.

My plan was to slowly but steadily accumulate regular visitors.

 

Kuina had an unusual uneasy look on her face.

 

“I’m worried about the Mythological Fox. She went outside even though she’s weak.”

“She might be weak compared to a Celestial Fox like Kuina but she’s actually pretty strong, you know?”

 

A Mythological Fox was a B rank monster. It was a powerful monster with a mastery over fire.

And when it came to B rank monsters, even first-rate adventurers were no match in single combat.

Between that, her raised level and the Elder Dwarf-made knife she kept while wearing the lovely uniform, the chances of encountering an adventurer that could defeat her was next to nothing.

 

“Uuhh, even so, I’m still worried.”

“She has the Mithril Golem with her so there’s no need to worry. Besides, we have our jobs to do.”

 

I said so as I tapped her head.

 

By the way, the Mithril Golem wasn’t sent out there just to be a guard but also as another way to attract the humans in. A gigantic Golem was after all more conspicuous than a beautiful girl.

 

If the Mythological Fox— or if by some chance the Mithril Golem—was asked, they were instructed to explain to the adventurers that the city selling the products was founded by the descendants of great sages and powerful dwarves. In other words, a glorification of our story.

Well then, I’m looking forward to how many will come.

 

 

At about the 30-minute mark after the Mythological Fox went outside, a party of four adventurers arrived.

They were a well-balanced party composed of a male warrior clad in light armor, a giant of a man with truly impressive facial hair, a short but agile female thief, and a female magic user.

However, each one of them looked worn-out. The two vanguard looked especially worse: their swords were broken and their armors were full of holes. They also hobbled which certainly meant that they were still injured.

It was weird for visitors at this time of day but they were probably returning home instead of going into the dungeon. Amongst adventurers, there were some who pass the night inside the dungeon. Since the dungeon was a dangerous place crawling with monsters, spending the night there while taking turns to stand guard at night would not do any help at alleviating one’s fatigue. However, such practices became necessary in order to do a prolonged hunting session.

By their appearance, I thought they probably ran into some kind of trouble and was then forced to stay the night in the dungeon.

 

The warrior-looking young man who seemed to be their leader rushed into the store.

 

“Food, water, and a place to rest ourselves, please.”

 

Exchanging the tired look on his face for a ghastly one, he drew the attention of the Mythological Fox in the store. Any ordinary man would be surprised at the beautiful teenage girl tending to the store but the young warrior’s circumstances didn’t allow him to care for such things. Luckily, the fox-girl was trained to be an expert clerk.

 

“Since you’ve ordered for some food, might I interest you in this fruit called an apple? It’s sweet and juicy. It will not go bad even after two months. It will relieve your fatigue and bring back your strength. We also sell some hard-baked bread and some dried meat, if those are more to your liking.”

 

A completely by-the-book response.

She only did what she was taught to do but for a man in a desperate situation, her response would of course sound indifferent.

 

“Anything’s fine so hurry it up.”

“Then would you like one of each? If you order it as a set, it will only cost you a silver coin.”

“Yes, yes, yes, four sets, hurry up!”

“Understood. Additionally, how about an alcohol made of apple? It’s the Avalon special for souvenirs. It’s a really sweet and good quality alcohol, a great gift to a female companion.”

 

The warrior-looking man popped a vein. I slightly felt sorry for him. She shouldn’t go that far with her textbook responses.

 

“Stop it! Are you making fun of me?! Quickly get me the food and water!!”

“Certainly. That will be four silver coins, please.”

 

When the Mythological fox said such, the man took out a pouch from his chest and threw the coins onto the counter.

 

“I received four coins exactly. There is a roofed dining area in the back of the store so please make use of it if it is to your liking.”

 

When the fox-girl skillfully handed over the items as a set, the man took it as though he snatched it from her.

When the adventurers were gone, so did the business smile from the fox-girl’s face.

 

“HAaa. I was soo nervous. Procell-sama, Kuina-anesama, how did I do? Did I pull it off?”

 

The Mythological Fox hesitantly asked. Actually, this was the way she truly was.

And to her, Kuina gave a thumb’s up.

 

“It was perfect. Keep it up!”

 

Oh well, I thought, I’ll just consider this one as a rare unlucky event. Besides, she didn’t mess up on her responses.

 

“I’m soo glad.”

 

I guessed it was alright until she got used to it.

Considering she properly sold the items and that it was her first customer, she did great.

Setting that aside, I decided to do a little follow-up and headed towards the dining area where the adventurers were.

 

~From the adventurers’ point of view~

 

“Geez, what was with that clerk? Just how long was she going to ask questions!”

 

The male warrior voiced his irritation along with his sigh.

Along with the food they bought, they came to the back of the store. Just as the clerk said, there were tables and chairs available there. What’s more, they looked comfortable.

 

“Calm down, Solt. We should consider ourselves lucky just to be able to get some food. It’s extremely cheap too and yet it looks to be made of fine ingredients, doesn’t it? Like this bread, no second-rate wheat could smell this good.”

 

The big man that had impressive facial hair said so and smiled.

Upon that sight, the young warrior regained a bit of his composure.

In any case, it was the time to eat their food.

Their exploration this time ended in a massive failure. There was the fact that they got careless at exploring the familiar dungeon but it was primarily because a ridiculously strong monster appeared in the first few floors. They ran for their lives but in so doing, they were forced to leave behind the knapsack filled with their food and treasures.

 

They always carried a tiny amount of provisions on their persons but that too was used up. With their bodies too worn-out to hunt, they thought they had no other choice but to beg for help from any passing adventurer.

 

“I’m sorry, everyone. If only I had enough magic power…”

 

Said the female magic user in an apologetic tone.

She was a practitioner of a very valuable magic: healing magic. However, at this moment, her magic power had run out and thus, she was unable to use magic.

 

The male warrior and the big man with impressive facial hair desperately pretended to be fine but in addition to the bruises all over, they suffered from sprains and broken bones in various places of their bodies.

 

“Don’t be, Mira. If it weren’t for you, I would have died already. I’m only alive because you healed that big gaping hole I had. If only I wasn’t injured that badly, you might still have some magic power…”

 

The male warrior recalled the battle that happened the other day. The monster that suddenly appeared was nightmarishly strong. He had no doubts it was a B rank monster. It was actually a wonder they were still alive.

After their necessary escape, they decided to hide themselves, to heal themselves through whatever means, and to then somehow get out of the dungeon.

 

“Rather, I should be the one to be sorry. I’m the only one with good health and yet I wasn’t able to do anything.”

 

The female thief looked downhearted as she casted her head down.

 

“What are you talking about? It was because you took guard duty that we were able to sleep at night. Also, if it weren’t for you, we all would have been killed by traps long ago.”

“Hmm, you are still young but your capabilities as a scout are excellent.”

“Solt, Fam.”

 

They were certain on what they said. A thief was able to perceive the presence of traps and enemies, unlock chests and the like. They were useful on many aspects and were indispensable to a party.

The girl then spoke with a voice overcome with emotions.

 

“Anyway, let’s eat!”

“Hmm, let’s”

 

And so, they began to eat. First, they drank the water. The male warrior drank it and was surprised. It entered his body smoothly and spread. What a taste, he thought.

As parched as he currently was, it would certainly taste good but this water went beyond that. It tasted good in the true sense of the word. He was in disbelief. Moreover, he was being reinvigorated by it.

 

He next ate the red fruit which the clerk called an apple.

It had a nice texture to it in his mouth. As he chew, the bittersweet juices that came from the fruit spread all over his mouth. It was so delicious, he thought he’d cry. The moment he gulped it down, he knew his entire body, down to his cells, felt ecstatic.

 

What is this, he wondered, is this the fruit of the heavens?

His body relaxed and his aches faded away. The fatigue that weighed on his body like heavy lead also vanished.

By the time he noticed it, the fruit he held was already gone.

 

It was strange. He considered himself to be a glutton but this one fruit pleasantly drove away his hunger. He next ate the bread. It looked like any other bread but it was unbelievably good. He tasted the sweetness of the wheat it was made from. He himself grew up in a household of farmers but never has he tasted a bread this delicious. The quality of the ingredients, most especially the wheat, was very exquisite.

 

Anticipating the same kind of experience, he tried the dried meat but to his disappointment, it was utterly ordinary. The male warrior then turned to check the state his companions were in. After they drank the water and ate the fruit and bread, everyone was in some kind of stupor.

After the last lingering effects of the stupor had faded, the male warrior spoke.

 

“Hey, everyone, wasn’t that red fruit unbelievably delicious?”

“Yeah, it was the best. I still couldn’t believe something like this existed in this world. The water and bread too were superb. This city is great. We gotta tell the others.”

“I know, right? Like, I was so tired but now it’s all gone. And I know shouldn’t feel so happy right now, considering our circumstances, but I am!”

“It’s exactly like the taste of something blessed by the land. It got rid of my tiredness and at this rate, it looks like my magic power will soon recover.”

 

Each of them were shocked by the great taste of their meal, especially by the apple. It was not only delicious but it had also provided them with obviously good effects.

“Hey, how about if we return to Eclaba, withdraw some money from the bank, then stay at our usual inn until our injuries are healed? And, right after that, go to the dungeon again?”

“Sounds good. Considering our injuries and Mira’s spent magic power, that might just be our only choice.”

 

This four-man party was a top-class party. With their forces combined, they could hunt even C rank monsters down. The feat alone earned them money, plenty enough to have some savings. With such savings, even if they suffer serious setbacks like this time, it was possible to recover. But doing so was not cheap, not at all.

 

“How about a change of plans? I think we should stay at this city for a while. If we eat those red fruits daily, our injuries and magic power should recover. And we can challenge the dungeon sooner. If I remember correctly, the sign the girl held said this city had an inn and it costs dirt cheap to stay too.”

“But then, how about our broken equipment? We have to get the blacksmith we frequent fix them. One way or the other, we have to return to Eclaba. Besides, I’m not confident the inn in this town is a proper one.”

 

The warrior was confused. He couldn’t deny any of what the big man said but the price of the inn in this city was so much cheaper than the one in Eclaba. So too were the food and drinks in this city.

Their wound and magic power recovery time was also bound to be shorter here. And if so, that would mean that their dungeon exploration downtime was also going to be shorter.

No matter how much savings they had, they wanted to avoid spending it as much as possible.

Any which way he thought about it, staying at this city was for the better.

 

He knew these and yet returning to Eclaba…

At that moment, a lone fine looking young man came. He aged somewhere between 15 and 19 years old.

He was wearing finely made black clothes. The young man was supposed to be smiling but for an instant, the warrior felt so much dread, it made his spine tingle. His long years of experience as an adventurer had honed his senses and he felt nothing but the aura of a true man of battles from this young man.

 

“I thank you for taking the time to visit our city this fine day. It might be impolite of me but I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation.”

“And you are?”

“I am the leader of this city as well as the father of all the demihumans that reside here. I am called the great sage Procell. This city that has welcomed you, dear adventurers, besides having an inn, also has a blacksmith that has prepared an arrangement of high quality items. Certainly, you’ll allow me to guide you there?”

 

He said so and the elegantly bowed.

It was nothing short of a blessing. It was good news to the adventurers to learn that the city also had a blacksmith.

They didn’t expect much from this city’s blacksmith but they thought the said blacksmith would at least have enough skill to be able to do simple repairs.

 

The warrior turned to check on his companions’ responses…

 

“Then, please lead the way.”

 


 

 

 

The adventurer Mira is also referred to as Rem but I think that’s a typo. I peeked at the next chapter and as far as I see it, she’s called Mira.


 

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  2. “I am the leader of this city as well as the father of all the demihumans that reside here. I am called the great sage Procell.”

    And so the saga of great (loli) sage Procell began.

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  3. Great Sage Lolicell is more like it(lol)
    Thanks for the chapter.

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  4. neurosabrac said:

    Thanks for the Cap.

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  5. King of Anons said:

    “The message written in the signboard read that bread, dried meat, and water were for sale here at 60% of the price offered in the city of Eclaba.”

    A written message to get the attention of the common folk, sure thing.. because all people would be literate in a medieval fantasy setting, right? That’s exactly the reason why most Japanese novels are lacking in plausibility.. Not to forget, products for 60% of the price, as if a farmer or the average adventurer could do percentage calculation. xDDD

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    • It’s fine if at least one person in each party should be able to read and do simple calculations. They need someone to do calculations to split the profits and reading would be very useful when researching about monsters and dungeons.

      They were also going to a fairly strong dungeon. I think it’s same to assume that the adventuring party would have some talent. But even if they didnt they would probably be attracted to the pretty girl, who could give them the message verbally anyway.

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    • That’s why the foxgirl is there. Couple that with the attention grabbing golem, anyone passing by should at least be curious and ask. I guess I should word it as 40% cheaper. Even if a peasant doesn’t know math, cheaper should do the trick

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    • Reaper Phoenix said:

      More likely that it isn’t the percentage that was written, but the actual price. So if an item is 200 at the other city, it would say 120 on the sign.
      Regarding the literacy, a full party is likely to have a healer, and that healer is likely to be a cleric who has been educated by the church/temple. Hell, if they don’t have anyone that can read, the sight of a cute girl holding a sign accompanied by a golem would get their attention and they could ask what the sign say.

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    • Well at least adventurer can right? Maybe the sign girl also speak loudly and they put the price directly, not percentage

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    • i wonder if lolicell would be aware of such a problem.

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  6. Thank you very much

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  7. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Guess the meat is from ordinary sources. Can’t compare with apple and wheat from a blessed land.

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  8. wait dd he just pronounce himself as a great sage?

    i know this (might) actually important later to the story, but i just find that kinda weird

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    • I find it weird too, just calling yourself a sage is weird, let alone a great sage. But he’s a Demon Lord anyway, it’s more of a demotion for him, I guess.

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    • Ok read my previous comment below… I am calling it now.

      Lolicell has raised the ancient loli flag. oWo all hail the great and ancient Lolicell

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    • thediabolicalgenius said:

      I think it’s just a catchall explanation as to why he’s able to create a town in the middle of nowhere without anyone hearing in advance, and has powerful golems, skilled dwarves and elves and all that, making it such a wondrous place. People will want to know who he is to be leading all this, so he’s decided to use a vague excuse that he’s a great sage, or wiseman. IE, knowledgeable person who put it all together with his wisdom and leadership? He can’t say he’s a maou of course, and can’t say he’s a wizard since he can’t use magic, just his special abilities of a maou. Well even if his Creation ability is revealed, he can just say it’s a unique magic that only a great sage can master, or some such crap.
      In a world were magic, monsters and demon lords exist, people tend to be more credulous of strange and wondrous things so long as you give them an excuse that makes sense to them.

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  9. dat moment when you like Rem so much you accidentally put her into your work

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  10. Thanks for the chapter !!

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  11. Thanks for the chapter

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  12. Thank you for the chapter~
    Lol he call himself the father of all the demihumans in that city..
    What would the adventurers think of that? 😂

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    • Yes… let hope no one notices… I think he mean patron or God father… not birth father.

      The genetics is suspicious… especially with Procell appeared age.

      Still could this be the rise of the ancient loli lolicon flag!!!?

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    • thediabolicalgenius said:

      Well, since he looks human and a lot of them are demihumans, I think they’ll assume he meant it in a patriarch and guardian sense. That he’s symbolically their father. Maybe.

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  13. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  14. Great Sage ? he is Great Scammer, he just wnat your point and want you stay longer in his city ahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

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  15. Thank you for the chapter.

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  16. he needs more beings to help run his city cant wait to see what else he makes especially with the time and water medals

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    • thediabolicalgenius said:

      Soon. As soon as the time limit for him to be able to make a new Creation medal is up, we’ll see what kind of loli….I mean what kind of monster he’ll make with them.
      I’m looking forward to it.

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  17. “Taking the opportunity, it was also written there that our inn only offered the service for an overnight stay without any meals and was therefore dirt cheap.”
    Translation clarification question:
    This line’s is very awkward. How exactly is inn cheaper? In English, the use of “only offered a service” makes it sounds like the inn makes you pay for the food and stay separately. In modern times, Food + board is calculated in the average cost per customer not each customer. While in a only board inn, you could then skip on the food to save money, people who are new customers often make poor choices or will spend more than if they got the standard fare that an regular got.

    So maybe it’s more that the inn also offers only board as a option? Is it “only offered” or “also offered”?

    Still if author really did mean to use “only” or “single” option, then it could just be a misunderstanding on authorsan part on the microeconomics of hotels and inns.

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  18. Thank you for your work!

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  19. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  20. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.

    I am the Great Lolicon Procell! Wait…..let me try that again.
    I am the Great Sage Lolicell!!! Wait…….one more time! Just let me try it one more time!
    Ahem.
    I am the Great Sage Procell! Ha! Father of all the lolis that reside here! Oh god damn it! Wait! Don’t run!

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  21. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Are you sure Rem isn’t the name of the thief girl? She doesn’t seem to have been named yet.

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    • Pretty sure. That name is mentioned with the word for magic power. Plus, I looked ahead and found a different name, most likely belonging to the thief girl. Rekka or maybe Recca.

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  22. Thanks for the chapter!

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  23. I love this novel so much. Things are going to get really interesting now that humans are coming.

    I bet that Dantalion will take offensive action against Lolicell soon. While newbie demon lords are protected from being attacked by elder demon lords, they become valid targets if those newbie demon lords take offensive action against the elder demon lord first. I bet that’s how Dantalian will justify an attack on Lolicell. He’ll say that Lolicell is aiding adventurers that are assaulting his dungeon.

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  24. Thank You 4 d Chapter ^^

    -Just the large signboard carried by the beautiful fox-girl was sure to stand out.-
    Completed with a maid uniform, I’m sure there are no males could resist the temptation…

    -Between that, her raised level and the Elder Dwarf-made knife she kept while wearing the lovely uniform, the chances of encountering an adventurer that could defeat her was next to nothing.-
    Not a maid uniform but I guess that’ll do….

    -What is this, he wondered, is this the fruit of the heavens?-
    You guessed it right, son.

    -“…..I still couldn’t believe something like this existed in this world. The water and bread too were superb……”-
    That moment of revelation when you know who/what made those breads.

    -The young man was supposed to be smiling but for an instant, the warrior felt so much dread, it made his spine tingle. His long years of experience as an adventurer had honed his senses and he felt nothing but the aura of a true man of battles from this young man.-
    Hmmm…true man of battles, eh? Is this some kind of hint of Procell’s true identity before he was a Demon Lord Lolicell?

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  25. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  26. “Big man with impressive facial hair”
    I’m trying to imagine what impressive facial hair would look like…. Something like a massive handlebar mustache and tiered beard, methinks.

    Tnx for the chapter.

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  27. Ano-nim-sama said:

    “I am the leader of this city as well as the father of all the demihumans that reside here. I am called the great sage Procell. ……….”
    ……….
    Pffffft 😳

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  28. Gin Wolfstein said:

    I wonder if in […he felt nothing but the aura of a true man of battles from this young man.] it was just the presence of Lolicell as a Demon Lord or if it was in part, his military aura of his past life…
    Thanks for the chapter

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