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Chapter 9 - Another World Adventurer's Forum

I became an adventurer in other world, still gotta browse through the forum. AWAF,Korean Novel,Translation,Fantasy,Begger,Forum,Master

Farewell

I had no choice but to incinerate the melted candy using a fireball spell.

I had no choice.

Leaving a melted tanghulu on the street would attract all sorts of bugs.

Tanghulu, being a sugary treat, would cause a disaster if left on the street.

Beggars would flock to eat it, flies would swarm, and the guards would surely follow.

And then they would most likely ask who threw the tanghulu on the street.

With that thought, I headed back to the tanghulu vendor.

“Sigh…”

This is why medieval people are hopeless.

Always thinking about taking advantage of others.

No wonder there were so many ‘anti-China’ posts on the forum.

Is hating China a universal rule, both in my old world and in this one?

I tossed the burnt tanghulu and bought a new one from the vendor.

*

“I’m back…”

To be honest, I wasn’t feeling up to studying today, but I couldn’t say that out loud.

Saying, ‘I’m in a bad mood because I got hit in the back of the head’ would surely get me in trouble.

With that thought, I went up to the third floor and knocked on the door.

-Come in.

Upon receiving permission to enter, I opened the door.

Silvia’s face, looking incredibly tired, came into view.

Just how difficult is dimensional magic to make her suffer like this?

It must be hard, but I can’t even imagine how hard.

Thinking this, I handed the tanghulu I was holding to Silvia.

“Mmm, delicious.”

Silvia took a bite of the tanghulu with a happy expression.

Then, as if remembering I was there, she quickly composed herself.

As if I didn’t see that.

She seems to have a surprisingly careless side.

I never would have guessed she had such a vulnerable side when I first met her.

Thinking about how I’m noticing this side of her more and more as we spend time together, I sat down on a chair and started studying.

And so, a month passed.

I didn’t do much during that month.

Studied, browsed the forum in between, ran errands for Silvia in town, bought snacks and food…

It was during one of these ordinary days that breaking news appeared on the forum.

The post was from a highly credible user.

[Author: NewsFlash]

[Title: Demon King revival, we’re screwed!!!!!!!]

[Content: (Photo) Hidden Demon King worshippers successfully summoned the Demon King… The Emperor himself has ordered a subjugation force. The Demon King subjugation seems to be starting now.]

L: What the hell, did someone actually take that picture?

 ㄴ: Seriously, what the… That’s insane.

 ㄴ: Is the person who took this even alive?

 ㄴ: No way they’re alive. They’re dead for sure.

L:MayTheUnfaithfulFindPeace: May they find peace…

 ㄴ: Heard the guy who died was a necromancer.

 ㄴ:MayTheUnfaithfulFindPeace: What a bad guy…

 ㄴ: Damn, lol

L: The Demon King is freaking huge, lol

 ㄴ: For real, those horns look majestic as hell.

 ㄴ: You guys complimenting the horns must be those sneaky furry lovers, huh?

 ㄴ: What’s wrong with furries?

 ㄴ: This is peak furry behavior, lol

L: Is it even possible to take this picture directly? Looks fake.

 ㄴ: It’s NewsFlash, you think they’d lie? This guy had his identity exposed to the Emperor, one lie about him and he’s dead.

 ㄴ: Having your identity known by the Emperor is terrifying;

 ㄴ: But the Emperor doesn’t usually kill travelers, right?

 ㄴ: He just says that, you think he actually cares?

“…Master, what should we do about this?”

I had a strong feeling we were screwed.

The Demon King suddenly resurrected?

They say it usually takes at least 100,000 human sacrifices to resurrect the Demon King.

Did they actually manage to get that many?

With that in mind, all I could rely on was Silvia.

She doesn’t exactly look strong…

As I stared at Silvia with that thought—

“Well… there’s something I haven’t told you. Do you know Asil?”

“Yeah, that jerk. Why?”

Asil was notorious for being a jerk.

Known for never helping anyone, even when asked.

I heard dozens of people had run away from her tutelage.

Her personality must be incredibly difficult.

As I looked at Silvia withthat thought, her expression turned strange.

It was the kind of look that said, “How should I kill this?”

I felt a chill down my spine.

Trying to lighten the mood, I asked with a smile, “Why Asil?”

“That’s me.”

“Huh?”

“I am Asil.”

My mind went blank.

Honestly, it never crossed my mind that Silvia could be Asil.

Snapping back to reality, I immediately apologized.

“I’m so sorry. I’m truly sorry.”

An apology was the least I could offer.

If Silvia really was Asil, she could incinerate me right here and I wouldn’t be able to say a word.

As I apologized—

“Hmph, I’ll let it slide this time. Don’t do it again.”

“Yes, ma’am!”

Thankfully, Silvia forgave my slip-up.

I better watch my mouth from now on.

Who knows what might happen if I make another mistake.

With that in mind, I steered the conversation back to the news on the forum.

“So, that post on the forum, it’s true. That’s why I brought it up.”

“Ah… I see.”

I wasn’t sure what she wanted me to do about it.

It wasn’t like I could do anything.

Those strong enemies are meant for Archmages and Swordmasters to deal with—

“...Ah.”

Then it hit me.

It was time for Silvia and me to part ways.

As if reading my mind, Silvia chuckled and placed something around my neck.

It was a necklace.

A crescent moon pendant.

Unsure of its significance, I looked at Silvia, and—

“It’s a necklace that’ll save you from death once. Keep it on you at all times.”

The reason Silvia gave me such a valuable item was simple.

She must have thought this Demon King’s revival posed a significant threat to the continent.

There was a high chance it could even reach Baruk, where I was staying.

The thought annoyed me.

I finally landed a good job and was enjoying a comfortable life, and now some Demon King had to go and ruin it by resurrecting himself.

But I couldn’t let my frustration show, so I said with a smile, “Ah, don’t worry and go. I’ll be fine.”

“…Alright. Stay alive, you hear me?”

“Come on, have you ever seen me do anything dangerous?”

“That’s true.”

We exchanged goodbyes with a forced smile.

An Archmage must obey the Emperor's command.

That’s what the imperial family sponsors them for.

Besides, disobeying could be considered treason, punishable by death.

Of course, besides the Emperor, no one else would dare give an Archmage an order.

As I was lost in thought, Silvia stared at me intently and placed something in my hand.

It was a moderately sized pouch.

Big enough to hold a few books.

“It’s a subspace pouch. Don’t lose it. It’s expensive.”

“Ah, yes, ma’am.”

I knew that without her saying.

I knew how valuable a subspace pouch was.

The fact that it allowed even non-mages to utilize subspace was remarkable enough.

Of course, I was a mage myself, but my magical prowess hadn’t reached the level required to handle subspace.

You needed to be at least one step below an Archmage to use it.

The fact that she gifted me something so precious must mean she was really leaving.

The realization made me feel strange.

Silvia was really leaving.

Perhaps it was because we had grown close over the past month, but I felt a pang of sadness at the thought of her departure.

“Well then, I’ll be on my way. Take care.”

“…Goodbye.”

There was nothing I could do to stop her.

Archmages were invaluable assets in war.

It was an unavoidable summons.

As I pondered this, Silvia patted my head once and vanished before my eyes.

She must have used teleportation magic.

Once again, I was alone.

The scar on my head, a souvenir from the guard’s blow, throbbed as if to remind me of my solitude.

Pushing down the feeling, I pulled myself together.

“It’s a shame to leave this building.”

Just a few days ago, Silvia had told me that if I felt unsafe while she was away, I should leave the mansion and go to District 3 of Baruk.

I didn’t understand what she meant at the time, but now I realize she must have known something was going to happen.

“Sigh.”

With a sigh, I gathered my belongings.

I put on the crescent moon necklace.

On my finger, I slipped a crudely made ring.

Finally, I slung the subspace pouch over my shoulder.

It was time to leave this mansion, a place that had become strangely dear to me.

I had one last meal of bread and soup, and with that, I stepped out of the mansion and into the unknown.


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2 Comments

  1. Why immediately leave? Shouldn't you take advantage of the free lodging for a while? And read all the books first?

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    1. Because the moment he feels in danger it would have been too late, it’s a house full of treasures that would be raided rather quickly. And anything valuable would either be safely kept on person by silvia or already packed by mc, as for the books, he hates studying remember, he’s lazy.

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