I’m an Adventurer! ~Musou Skill is Plane Magic~ - Chapter 126
<<They can’t sing while they’re flying! Don’t be afraid, aim well and fire! Ignore the fallen ones, their limbs can’t climb the walls of the ship!>>
Aristo-san is giving instructions to the men around him. There are five men shooting bows. They aim at the three Sirens flying in the sky, subtly shifting their timing. Even if they dodge the first one, the second and third ones will come flying at them. Good coordination. And yet, he was able to save the number of arrows he had, so his skill level was quite high. The Sirens, who are able to get through even that barrage, are driven off with their swords, even though Aristo-san is unable to defeat them. I think the skill of this person is not so bad. He could probably serve as a mid-level adventurer at the very least.
What was more important to see was his command and control ability. He grasped the movements of the Sirens who were approaching and calmly gave them orders. The men shooting the bows didn’t seem to be intimidated at all. They must have a lot of trust in him. It seems that Aristo-san has a talent as a general who leads soldiers. Well, he was raised as the heir to a marquis family, so it is natural that he is used to using people.
“Okay, let’s go home!”
“Ehhh!? Shouldn’t we go help him!?”
When I announced that we were leaving, Samantha immediately made a comment. Since Kikka is not here today, Samantha, who is a sensible person, is in charge of making a comment. Good timing. We have a lot of blabbermouths, so it’s going to be tough for the tsukkomi.
“The way they’re doing, there’s no need to rush, they won’t get beat up easily. But I’m sure they’re hungry for food and women. If we take everyone with us, we’ll be in trouble.”
“Mmmm, a starving man has no regard for others. My virtue is at stake.”
For more than three months now, they had been living in a male-only environment, and even though there were beautiful women right there in the nude, if only on the top half of their bodies, they had been unable to touch them. The limits of their patience must have been exceeded long ago. Some of them may have lost their minds and ended up in a relationship that was like, “Oops!” Some of them may have been in a relationship with each other.
Throwing our beautiful girls into the middle of it is like throwing bread crumbs into a school of carp. It’s obvious that things will get out of control. Anya, for a petite girl with a nice body, would be in danger, no joke.
“That’s not good. I don’t think my brother …… Aristo is capable of that, but I don’t know about anyone else.”
“If that’s the case, I’d rather not.”
“… Insects drive away”
I’m glad they’re convinced. Daisy is grasping the cudgel and is very motivated, but when I imagine the scene when she is attacked, they are going to be the most miserable, you know? Not only is it banned, it’s forbidden.
“Well, since that’s the case, We’ll just go home and pick them up myself.”
Actually, there’s another reason to leave at once. My magic. To the world, or rather to the king and the adventurer’s guild, I’ve declared that my magic is “flying magic”. Of course, plane magic is an extremely useful magic that can do much more than that. But I don’t want them to know that. I wanted to keep my cards as hidden as possible, so that’s what I did. I don’t think the king or the adventurer’s guild will come after me now, but it’s better to have a lot of trump cards in case something happens.
If I were to save Aristo and the others now and bring them back to Gizan, there’s a high probability that they’ll find out that my magic isn’t just for flying. This ship may look like a wooden ship, but you can tell by touching it that it’s not made of wood, and the details of the ship are pretty random. A professional sailor would have noticed the unnatural points.
That is why we need some means of deception to carry them. Fortunately, if we return to Gizan, we will be able to take a ship that was seized from the pirates. If I could carry them on that, I could use the excuse, “I’m flying the whole ship with magic”. It’s within the scope of the information already known, so I should be able to deceive them.
But more importantly, Woo-chan is already bored. She’s been crunching her paws all over the deck for a while now. She’s got too much time on her hands. I have to go home and take her for a walk. The life and death of a complete stranger is a small matter compared to taking Woo-chan for a walk. Now, let’s go home.
The next day, the pirate ship …… No, it’s not a pirate ship because it’s already ours from the pirates. It’s an adventurer’s ship, so an adventure ship? The voyage is an adventure cruise? Well, we loaded up that ship with food, water, recovery medicine, clothing and cloths and headed for the mysterious optical camouflage island.
I loaded up on clothing and cloths because the men who were there were pretty dirty. They were coming back to the town, so they might want to change into something more appropriate. It’s important to be considerate.
I’m the only one going to the island today. I don’t need a crew because I’m flying with the ship. Besides, it’s easier for me to move alone in case something goes wrong. Infiltration missions are meant to be done alone. Even the hardy snake was always alone.
“That’s why the box that Cristela’s hiding in needs to be unloaded.”
The top box of crates of clothing shook slightly.
“You see? I told you that he would definitely find out. You said it was impossible to beat Beat-sama in hide-and-seek.”
“I had to do it because the chief ordered me to, but I knew I couldn’t do it either.”
“It was heavy to carry.”
“…… Looks like fun.”
Well, it was a reunion with the brother she thought was dead, wasn’t it? She looked calm in front of us, but really she must have been quite happy. I can understand why she wanted to talk to him as soon as possible. But no. She needs to get a little stronger first.
“Don’t worry, I’ll bring her back. Just give me a minute.
“(…… Okay. (Have a safe trip home, Beat-sama.)”
When I spoke to the box containing the Cristela, a muffled voice replied. Oh, so you were worried about me and not your brother? I’m glad, but I pity Aristo-san a little.
Then Cristela, still in the box, was carried down the ship by Anya and Luka. It seems she can’t get out by herself. I wonder what she was going to do in that state? She’s still a disappointing girl.
I arrived at the island a little after noon.
I’m alone today, so it’s easy. Without hesitation, I plunge the entire ship into the optical camouflage wall. Feeling just a little bit of non-physical resistance, I pass through the wall and find myself on an isolated island in the middle of a deadly sea.
The emerald-blue, crystal-clear sea reflected the noonday sunlight. The sparse signs of life near the wall became more dense as I approached the island. There were more signs of life on the east side of the island, probably due to the plankton carried by the ocean currents. Shipwrecks also gather on the east side of the island.
From the island, I could feel the presence of various creatures. In the forest, there are signs of the familiar boar monsters. There don’t seem to be many of them, so hunting them would probably destroy the ecosystem. Let’s be careful. There were other signs of various sizes, but most of them seemed to be birds. The lack of foreign enemies may have made this a paradise for birds.
The large presence in the middle of the mountain is probably the magical center that is generating this optical camouflage. I need to investigate that place. The secrets of this island must be hidden there. Great, I feel like I’m on an adventure!
As I approached the island, I could hear all sorts of sounds that I couldn’t from outside the walls. The cries of the sea birds, the sound of the wind blowing between the wrecked ships. And the screams of men. …… screaming?
“What are we gonna do? We can’t get rid of the female birds on our own!”
“Of course we can, we’ve got to go save them!”
“How? We’ve only managed to get rid some of them so far! What can we do on our own?”
“…… Damn it, we’re done. We’re going to die here, eaten by the birds.”
There seems to be some kind of problem. The men are arguing on top of yesterday’s shipwreck. No, they’re just ranting and screaming. It looks like something serious is happening.
“What are we supposed to do now that His Excellency Hugo has been kidnapped? ……”
What, a kidnapping event is going to happen here!? Where’s the flag!?