We arrived at the capital of the Petardaus nation.
I hid the Behemoth in the nearby forest and entered the city.
“You are not allowed to enter. Get out of here as soon as possible.”
Several guards gathered at the entrance and told us that we were forbidden to enter.
The rest of the elves passing by us enter the city without a problem.
Some humans also enter, but they all wear collars, indicating that they are slaves.
In other words, humans who are not slaves cannot enter the city?
What a nasty way to treat people.
It makes me want to break through.
However, let’s see if we can settle this quietly first.
I’m not one to brag.
“I have identification.”
“We don’t want an ID. If you really want to get in, you have to be a slave. But… For 300,000 I can give you a special pass. What do you say? Pretty generous, right?”
Ah, so it’s about money.
There’s a way for non-slave humans to get in.
But in exchange for the scorn, they charge you quite a high price.
But most of all, why do we have to be the only ones to pay?
What is this nonsense about elves being good and humans being bad?
If they discriminate against us, we’ll go in with all our might.
“I don’t plan to pay you to enter the city. But I’ll still take the liberty of doing so.”
“What? What the hell are you talking about, human man? Hurry up and pay me. Or do you want to pay with the slave behind you?”
The guards pointed their spears at me, but I ignored them and continued on my way into the city.
After four steps, a spear was thrust into my abdomen.
But the point didn’t even penetrate the skin, and the guards were astonished.
“It didn’t go through! It’s like stabbing a stone!”
“Guys, don’t let them in!”
“Hoo? I thought elves were superior to humans – can’t they stand against me?”
The handle of the spear snapped!
I pushed forward, pushing the guards away.
The guards cling to my body to prevent me from entering.
“He’s so strong! I can’t believe the four of us can’t stop him! Somebody call for reinforcements!”
One after another, the guards rushed over and clung to my body.
Of course, there was no way to stop me.
I walked dragging more than ten elves with me, I proudly entered the city from the front.
“I’m not sure if this guy is really human! He’s surpassed level 100!”
”Captain, what should we do!? This is a situation we can’t handle!”
“Damn it, I’ll take care of him! Get out of the way!”
I just remembered something.
I remembered that Monica’s father had given me a necklace with the family crest on it.
I pulled the necklace out of my pocket and let the guards check it out.
“I’m so sorry, I didn’t know you were from the Birflell family. If you’re related to the Marquis, even if you are a human, I would have let you pass right away if you had shown me this.”
The man called the captain lowered his weapon and smiled at the conversation.
It seems to have worked
When I see Marquis Birflell again, I will thank him properly.
“Captain, is the necklace real? I thought Marquis Birflell didn’t like humans.”
“‘Hm, I don’t care if they’re fake or real, if they cause any more trouble they’ll probably get us fired, but keep an eye on those guys just in case.”
I could hear the voices of the guards at my back.
They seem to think I can’t hear them talking at this distance.
Surely a normal human wouldn’t be able to…
But unfortunately for them, I am not a normal human.
”Master, the person we’re looking for knows a lot about dragons, right?
“‘Yes, but I don’t know where he lives, I was only told his name. We’ll have to ask the people in this place where we can find him.”
“We’d better go eat! There’s a nice restaurant there!”
Come to think of it, we hadn’t had lunch yet.
It’s not too late to find a place to eat, and even more so in a place like this.
So we decided to go to the restaurant.
“What the hell is this place? It’s disgusting! What do you mean humans can’t come in?!”
“I’m going to tear this whole store apart!”
Frau is shaking with rage.
Kaede and Frau could enter the place, but not me. The owner forbade me to enter.
It seems that discrimination is very strong in this capital city.
People on the street looked at us coldly.
With this atmosphere, I have a feeling it’s going to be hard to ask around.
Tap tap tap tap
There was someone moving from shadow to shadow, directing a strong gaze towards us.
I guess it’s the surveillance imposed on us by the guards.
After a while of chasing us, the watchman ran into a narrow alley.
But Kaede had already surrounded him.
“I won’t let you go.”
The person whose way is blocked was nervous because he is caught in the middle, and he starts to stagger to the point that I feel sorry to see him.
He’s wearing armor, but it’s obvious from his silhouette that he’s actually a woman.
“I want you to do something for me, I want you to guide me somewhere and in return I’ll pay you.”
“I promise we won’t try anything, tell me where we can go and we’ll let you go.”
“I know you think the Master is a bad person, but he’s just the opposite. He’s someone very kind.”
Kaede persuaded the girl to help us.
The female guard sits up and raises her hands in a pose of surrender.
The female soldier’s name is “Jessica”.
She is a humble girl who has just enlisted in the army.
It seems that the soldier who was ordered to guard us was too much of a coward and forced her to do the job.
In any case, all I can say is that she has no talent for surveillance.
“I am trying my best to become a full-fledged soldier. But my superiors don’t teach me anything, I’m forced to do grunt work and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do on the field.”
“You’re having a hard time, aren’t you?”
“Yes, I am. I’m having a really hard time.”
Jessica was a beautiful woman, she had her hair tied up in a ponytail.
She seemed to have a low sense of discrimination towards humans, and it was fairly easy to get to know her.
The fact that she had just arrived from a small town in the countryside was probably an important factor.
“Yabai-San lives in that building. I should warn you that he is known for his eccentricities. You never know what he might do.”
So he’s a weirdo… I like him already.
But I’ve been told that person knows a lot about dragons.
Since I’ve learned the truth, I can’t stop here.
I knock on the front door.
“Yes, who is it?”
The one who opened the door was a woman in a maid’s uniform.
But I immediately had a strange feeling.
There was no sign of life in her.
It was as if he was looking at a doll in front of me.
“What can I do for you?”
“We are adventurers and we are on a mission. I would like to ask Yabai-San a few questions.”
“… Status confirmation Attention, camouflage is applied. Confirmation of genetic information, SS evaluation, administrator authority accepted. Welcome, Master Two.”
The maid ushers us into the building.
Wow, there’s a lot of clutter and junk in here.
What’s going on here? There’s a maid here, but she hasn’t cleaned up anything.
No, I was wrong, looking closely, everything is different.
At first glance, it seems to be in a chaotic state, but it looks like it’s sorted properly by type.
“It’s amazing, what is this place?”
“Oh, so the rumors about him being a weird guy are true.”
“Master, why did she call you Master Two?”
“I don’t know, I’ll ask Yabai-San when I see him.”
The maid led us down a narrow hallway with a big pile of knick knacks piled up, to a staircase going down
“Master, a customer has arrived.”
“Send him away, I’m busy.”
“But he’s already here.”
“Who ordered you to let them in, you pompous maid!”
“I demand correction, I am a machine that functions perfectly in all its capacities. Perhaps the problem is in the Master’s mind.”
“Shut up! I will dismantle you into silence.”
“Try if you can, but I know Master won’t be able to do it, haha.”
The old man and the maid started fighting, so we decided to wait for them to finish.