So, it seems that ch 1 – 3 got translated. but since I finished translating this chapter, here we goes.
1.For the time being, I want to meet another people
Okay, That’s how I came to another world
Originally by the transported to another world’s theory, using Flashback scene and looking back on it, I should explain how did I came to another world from everyday life.
But it’s embarrassing to talk it with another people, so I will omit it.
The only information I gonna give is that, I am Japanese male that came here from earth.
more than this is gonna be a privacy problem
“No, now is not the time to be narrating about prologue.”
Description of my current situation. Inside some otherworldy forest. and That’s all.
When I noticed, I was inside a forest. No, perhaps it’d be more accurate if I say that
I’m inside a mountain with overgrown trees and weak slope. By the way, how did I know that
I’m in another world is because of the trees in front of me.
It have a transparent trunk that allows a faint view of the scenery on the other side.
Fantasy like leaf that emit faintly light can be seen all over your field of vision.
Where can you found a forest like this in earth?
If it exist, please tell me where it is. I want to travel there in my old age.
“By the way, about 20 minutes have passed since I was immersed in the view.”
5 minutes for being impressed by the scenery.
5 minutes since I calmed down and start thinking where am I right now.
5 minutes to start thinking that maybe this is another world, and definitely not earth.
And another 5 minutes for looking back at the trees and relaxing my mind.
I need to start moving soon. first I should check my condition.
“No injury on my body. I can’t see any sign of grotesque deformation or
the appearance of a crest, like a typical fantasy development. I can’t feel any magic power
surging up from my body. Personal belongings… there is nothing”
in short, I didn’t bring anything because I was in the middle of throwing trash outside my house.
No smartphone or wallet full of coins and paper money from earth. Even though only one paper money inside of it.
But still, suddenly sent to this kind of place without any kind of side effect.
There is no reincarnation bonus at all.
Wait, if I think about it calmly, I didn’t die, so this not reincarnation but transported to another world pattern.
Apparently, it is night right now. It is pitch dark above the trees.
and I can see star that several times bigger that the moon that usually can be seen from japan.
I’m sure it’s a satellite of this planet just like the moon because I can see the phase,
and if I can see the satellite, it’s natural that I think this planet formed in the solar system like earth.
The probability the earth exist is astronomical. there in nothing more convenient than being
transported to another world with that kind of probability.
“isn’t it a bad idea to walk around inside forest at night.”
One of the way to know the direction at night is to look at the celestial bodies,
but the star arrangement is different because this is another world.
As expected, finding something like Orion or Big Dipper is impossible.
And if I think it calmly, even if I know the direction because I’m in unknown land, I don’t know where should I go.
So I can only continue forward. Fortunately, the plants around here is glowing,
so it look like safer than walking around forest at night on earth.
“I should praise myself for wearing sneakers instead of slippers when taking trash out.”
There is something that I understood after walking randomly for 1 hour.
Apparently, this place is not a forest, but a mountain.
Wherever I proceed, the level is constantly changing, and I can gradually see the shape of a mountain forming.
As expected, this is a mountain with a weak slope, and it seems that my starting point is near the peak of the mountain.
The first thing to do is to go down the mountain. Next is to find a river.
While walking, there is something that I came up, that is of course, a way to survive.
I plan to eat nuts and drink night dew to survive, but since I’m no a natural-born survivor, there will be a limit.
To be honest, it’s scary to drink raw water, so that will be my last resort.
The reason to find a river is to set a course rather than to hydrate myself.
If this planet is unexplored by humanity, there is nothing I can do about it, but if humanity and civilization exist,
The river can be the basis for it.
Famous ancient civilizations also flourished by cultivating around river that have nutrient-rich soil.
I want to believe that this principle is common in another world too.
“But here comes the problem.”
I muttering in a very low voice. That’s of course.
As I can see from far, That, Yes. A Bear. an extremely giant bear.
The bear that I have seen in zoo didn’t even reach 2 meters, but this bear is at least around 4 meters high.
Weren’t they nocturnal? Aah, This forest is bright. Of course, There is no problem then.
It was about 20 meters ahead, but I can see it clearly.
Well, I can see it clearly because it’s bright, -Don’t look over here- , I’m about to be captured right?
I’m thinking while I feel the valuable experience of having frozen spine.
Pretending to be dead? I’ll just be an easy prey.
Escape? The bear is on the descending side, and chasing uphill is a bear’s speciality.
Fight? Hahaha, not a chance even if I have a hunting gun.
In the meantime, the bear slowly approaches while growling.
Think, Think, I need to think and come out with solution quickly. That’s right! There’s That Method!
“N, Nice to meet-?”
The bear roared. Apparently, the western greeting is not acceptable.
Start running as fast as I can go?
Well, I can’t do that. My legs are shaking, and I can’t move.
And then the bear who recognized me as easy prey started to run after me—or not.
Suddenly, the bear was swallowed by a dripping greenish-yellow liquid.
I wonder if the liquid that easily swallowed the whole body of a four-meter-class giant bear has a high viscosity,
since it starting to form a sphere instead of spreading on the ground.
Along with the bear’s sorrowful cry, a frightening sound is coming from the liquid,
and the inside of the liquid gradually turns black.
Blood. The blood of the bear looks black because it’s mixed with the liquid.
The bear’s fur, skin, and flesh are also melting at an abnormal rate. The liquid has a will, and it’s eating the bear.
“…it’s a slime”
If you’ve ever played fantasy RPGs before, you’ve probably known it.
The thing in front of me is that. It doesn’t have cute eyes and mouth like a certain famous game,
but it certainly doesn’t look like a monster with a single-digit experience point.
The bear’s scream of agony echoes throughout the forest as it desperately tries to escape from inside the slime.
However, it soon became quiet as the slime entered into its mouth.
Seeing such a gruesome, emotionless, eating scene made me feel nauseous.
If I had seen this after a meal, I’d surely vomited, but it ended with the pain of gastric juice burning my throat.
However, after coming to this point, I finally realize the fatal mistake I made.
The slime started to move to my direction, maybe because it had reacted to my cough.
I should’ve quickly escaped while the bear was being eaten. I regret watching it and even making a stupid sound like that.
But, it’s moving slower than the bear’s walking speed. If it’s like this, escaping or stepping back should do it.
My body jumped sideways out of fear before I could even think.
The place where I was a moment ago was swallowed by the slime.
That speed reminds me of a ruptured water balloon or a water cannon.
The slime shows no reaction to its failure, and it begins to move towards my direction again.
Again, it moves slowly. I feel like I’m being played even though it has no emotion.
My body doesn’t stop trembling. The giant bear, which was a threat up until earlier, not even the bones of it remain.
I’m starting to realize that this might be the last few minutes of my life.
Engulfed in fear, I can’t let my voice out. Then I throw a stone that I randomly picked at it.
However, the stone I threw with a lack of composure flew through without hitting the slime.
It flew past through the slime and made a fine sound as it hit the trunk of a tree.
And then the Slime blows up.
The Slime jumped towards the tree behind it.
The tree collapsed due to its overwhelming size.
Then I saw a strange scene.
“Is it eating the tree…?”
I guess that the slime reacts to sounds. Or maybe it’d more accurate to say that
it feels the vibration rather than hears the sound itself.
It attacked the bear when it was roaring, it reacted to my coughing sound,
and when I made stepping back sound, it attacked me.
And just now it attacked a tree that was making a loud noise.
I looked around and picked a reasonably-sized stone. then, I got up.
Maybe the slime realized that there was no prey in the place where it jumped,
it started to move again as it reacted to the sound of me standing up.
Then I throw the stone that I picked to the furthest tree while trying to make as little noise as possible, and it hit the tree.
The slime reacted to the sound, and it leaped to the direction of the sound, and the tree collapsed just like earlier.
At the same time, I started to run away as fast as I can.
“Haa… Haa… Haa…”
Along the way, I looked behind repeatedly to see if there’s something chasing me,
and fear that something might be there, I threw a stone at a nearby tree while running away.
I don’t know how far I ran.
I leaned against a tree and breathed roughly as I was totally exhausted.
The sky light up, and when I realized, the scenery of the magical forest has been changed into a forest with common brown and green trees.
It’s great to be alive.
That’s great—but why am I in such a situation?
Why was I transferred to this kind of world?
According to the popular books I have read, there’s always a reason behind another-world-summoning like this.
Of course, this body has no unique characteristics, and I’m not a hero descendant either.
If there’s no particular reason, it’s quite possible that I was summoned by accident.
God’s whims and mishaps, this world summoning failure, and so on.
At this point, I don’t care if it’s a mistake or failure. I just wanted to see the summoner’s surprised face in front of me.
Abandoned in the mountains is too much for me.
“Become a hero then defeat the Demon King, or create a harem with a bunch of beautiful demi-human girls, or whatever, just please let me live safely…”
Well, it’s no use complaining to someone who isn’t here. Let’s continue after taking a break.
I didn’t notice it until I calmed down, but in this forest I can feel the presence of the ordinary living creatures here and there.
The voice of chirping bird, spider nest in a gap between trees, and, of course, there are no translucent trees around here.
I wonder if no decent animal is living in that place because that slime inhabits there. And that bear just wandered by chance or something like that.
But why was the bear carelessly wandering in the place where the slime that sits higher than itself in the food chain live?
“Anyway… I’m tired.”
I let myself enter the dreamland as I muttered so.
A meeting was taking place at the castle in the Tiez Kingdom.
The knight captains donned in their shining silver armors, and the elites who serve the King of Tiez, they all were present.
And of course, the King of Tiez, Marito Tiez, himself.
Marito, at an early age of twenty-five, is a man of great caliber who inherited the throne and took the role of an active King.
Only two years after he became the King, he solved various domestic problems and gained tremendous support from the people.
However, a troublesome issue occurred, leading to the meeting right now.
“Was a merchant without escort attacked again?”
“Yes. The horse-drawn carriage we escorted passed through without a problem, but it seems that those who followed were attacked, and only the corpses were left.”
“Although they reaped what they sowed from being a pinchpenny, it’ll be a bad example if the merchants that bring benefits to our country were attacked.”
The neighboring country, Garne Kingdom , changed their King a few years back,
and due to his competence, the crime rate around Garne has been dramatically reduced.
However, as a result, the bandits and other criminals have flown here.
Unlike Garne, where the plains spread out, in this land with many mountains and forests, there’s no problem with campsites, so there’s a lot of bandits hiding in the unexplored place and attacking the travelers whenever they have the chance.
Under Marito’s discretion, the knights have been stationed around the castle town and the surrounding villages to prevent any further damage.
However, it’s still difficult to make the road safe.
Although it’s possible to dispatch the knight as escorts from the government, it will naturally cost money and labor.
And there are not enough personnel to provide it free of charge.
When it becomes so, merchants and travelers will hire adventurers, but the size of the adventurer’s guild in the Tiez Kingdom is rather small, and they lack the number of personnel due to the strong influence of the knights.
The adventurer’s guild in other countries might have sufficient personnel, but it’s impossible to force other countries to dispatch escorts.
As a result, people were trying to travel without escorts and end up attacked by the bandits.
“If the likes of bandits dare to attack, I will purge them with my sword…”
Said one of the knight captains, but Marito just sighed it off.
Indeed, the abilities of the Knights in the Kingdom of Tiez are incredibly high. Even a few of them is enough to deal with more than a hundred bandits.
However, the bandit is also aware of it. When the knights are escorting, they don’t appear at all.
It’d be a battle that they can’t win by fighting fair and square. In a sense, it is natural.
“In order to purge the bandits, it is necessary to grasp their whereabouts. Is there anyone here with a plan to break out from this deadlock?”
And like that, the knights were unable to say anything. Previously various ideas were proposed, and although many of them were adopted, all of it ended up failing.
The cunning bandits always slipped through the knights with their predictable pattern of conduct.
“I know that we have failed in mountain hunting three times. But if we have a better grasp of the situation, I’m sure we can get a result…
well, for the time being, I would like to choose someone who will be responsible for dealing with the bandits who became more aggressive lately.
Is there someone or a candidate you would like to recommend?”
If this were any other task, the knights would’ve taken the initiative.
However, as several talented knights captains have already failed, it seems that they understand the difficulty of this issue.
And then, the one who raised his hand is Lord Ragdo, the oldest among the knight captains.
“Your Majesty, there is someone I would like to recommend.”
“Lord Ragdo, is there someone here you’d wish to recommend?”
“No, it’s not someone here. However, everyone knows that she has a remarkable ability. I would like to recommend Illias from my corps.”
The face of the knight captains become slightly displeased as such a name surfaced.
“Are you talking about Illias Ratzell? Is that right?”
Marito knows Illias very well.
If it’s about Illias’ ability, then she is a person of talent that will not lose even to a knight captain in swordsmanship,
and there’s nothing to be questioned about her loyalty to the country.
However, her reputation was never high. The reason is——
“If it’s [her], I’m sure she’ll come up with an idea seen from a different perspective.”
“Very well, I will give you one month. I will leave this matter to you.”
Pride may be involved in not wanting to admit the heights of her ability. Only a few knights accepted Ilyas, being a woman.
Lord Ragdo is one of the few people who think highly of her, but being a part of the minority, he cannot establish a firm position for her.
If Illias succeeds in subjugating the bandits, her reputation might change, but if she fails, she would likely be looked down even more.
Marito also appreciates Illias, but he also knows for a fact that she’s a honest knight.
There’s also some concern about whether this would work against those sly bandits.
It would be nice if something could bring her towards a bright future.
Marito thinking like that in his mind as he was anxious about her future.