TSKD 224

How to Travel to the Beastkin’s Country

「I really have to say though, you sure do seem to attract trouble. You’ve already hooked in two different big shots in a single day. To be fair, it should be something you saw coming. You’ve garnered a lot of attention, and caught a lot of eyes. We as the guild are rather thankful that you’re ultimately helping us out, but I’m guessing you don’t feel the same.」

『Yeah, we kinda would’ve prefered not to get involved with any of those people at all.』

「Hahahaha, yeah, that’s what I thought. Too bad for you, I can guarantee that it’s going to keep happening.」

「How to make stop?」

「I’m glad you’re willing to ask for my advice instead of beating around the bush or thinking you’ll just somehow find your way out of every situation. You remember how I told you to go to the Beastkin’s Country? My personal advice would be to hurry on your way. Our country’s idiots won’t be able to do anything to you if you’re gone.」

『That sounds great and all, but I’m not really sure it’ll be that easy for us to just hop over to another continent.』

We probably needed both a ship and a visa if we wanted to make our way over.

「Don’t worry about the visa, the guild has you covered on that front. Anyone that has a designated request can use their card as both an entry and exit permit.」

Wow, guild cards are a lot more convenient than I thought.

「There’ll be a office at the border. The inspector there will have a magic item, and should let you pass so long as you show him your guild card.」

「Thanks.」

『I guess that means that finding ourselves a ship is all we’ll have to worry about.』

「That part will be a bit more difficult. Barbra will probably be your best bet, but I don’t think they have any ocean liners in service.」

『Huh, that’s weird. How do people normally get over to the Beastkin’s country then?』

「Most adventurers tend to have merchants hire them as escorts.」

『Sounds about right.』

The problem with that was Fran’s appearance. I highly doubted anyone would be all that willing to hire her as a guard given that she looked the way she did. If I had to hire an escort, and my options were a kid and a big burly man, I’d definitely choose the latter.

We’d managed to get ourselves an escort mission when going from Dharz to Barbra, but that was only because we’d known Prince Flut, Princess Satia, and Salrut. In other words, we had only managed to hitch ourselves a ride because we had the power of nepotism at hand. We no longer had the connections nec—oh wait.

『We could try asking the guys at the Luciel Conglomerate.』

「…Who?」

『Yeah, I’m not really surprised you’ve already forgotten them.』

I myself had almost forgotten about them as well. Fran was no good at remembering names, so her having forgotten them was honestly a given.

『You remember how we had to ride a ship in order to get from Dharz to Barbra? The conglomerate is the company that owned the ship, remember? We even got a coin from the captain, one with some sort sort of crest on it.』

「Nn…? Got coin?」

『Yeah, we totally did.』

The conglomerate was one of Barbra’s biggest corporations, so there was a pretty good chance they’d have a ship or two heading for Chrom.

「I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding yourself an escort job. Merchants are known for their vast information networks, their many connections let them spread and catch wind of information faster than anyone and everyone else. I’m sure Barbra’s merchants have already caught wind of your accomplishments.」

「Then will have easy time finding ship to escort?」

「I think it’ll even be safe to say that they’ll be fighting for your attention. That said, it’d probably be best for you to take advantage of *that* connection, than go out of your way to find a ship to the Beastkin’s Country that may or may not actually exist.」

「Nn?」

『Yeah, good point.』

Fran hadn’t seemed to have realized it, but me, I’d already long thought about what Dias was currently suggesting. The connection he was referring to was the one we shared with the Beast Lord.

I hadn’t immediately suggested asking him for help because I wasn’t sure if it was the best idea.

There were several reasons I thought that to be the case, with the first being that it kind of felt like we were relying on him more than we should’ve been. I didn’t want to be any more in his debt than we already were.

The second was that the Beast Lord probably wasn’t planning on heading back to his country immediately. He was a king, one that would probably be met with a warm reception regardless of where he went. Dealing with the people that welcomed him was effectively a part of his job. His personality kinda made it so he wasn’t really all that receptive, but Royce and his other companions always seemed to be working to prevent him from acting entirely on his selfish whims. In other words, he probably wouldn’t be heading back to his own country for quite some time.

I felt we’d be able to reach our destination much more quickly if we found a ship that’d take us straight there.

Dias, however, was inclined to disagree.

「Your first reason may as well be moot. You’re going to need to ask him a favour anyway, seeing as how you’ll need to pay Kiara a visit.」

『True.』

「The same goes for your other point, I doubt he’d make many stops on his way back.」

『Why’s that?』

「The Beast Lord’s party barely made any stops on the way here. They always made a big show of having the Beast Lord move around in his carriage whenever they entered a town, but they spent the rest of their time as would a normal party of adventurers.」

Their actions made a fair bit of sense to me, as functioning the way they did definitely allowed them to move at a rapid pace. The only issue was that I wasn’t really sure we would be able to keep up with an S ranked party.

That wasn’t the only concern it raised either. There was a chance they’d find out about me if we travelled with them. Beastkin had good intuition, and high ranking adventurers were sharp. The combination of the two traits made me feel like they would definitely catch on if we stayed with them for an extended period of time.

「Well uh… good luck. I don’t really know what else to say to you about that.」

『Yeah, I figured as much.』

That said, I wasn’t really sure whether the Beast Lord would even be willing to let us travel with him in the first place. There was a chance he would just show us to a ship and have us head out without him if we were lucky.

「Will go ask Beast Lord.」

『Yeah, no harm in just asking, I guess.』

「Tell him and his buddies I said hi.」

「Nn.」

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45 thoughts on “TSKD 224

  1. Can’t they just use Master as a hoverboard to cross the ocean? I suppose there’s issue of mana consumption but they can just always stop by an island or atoll and recharge.

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    1. Since I don’t really know the distance between continents in their world, but the oceans (and even seas) in our world are BIG.

      Unless Master can keep up a very high speed for hours at a time he could very well find that any land at all is completely out of reach.

      Not to mention that by virtue of how large the ocean is, even if there were small (or even decently large) islands in range, without long-range detection or GPS etc. the odds of stumbling upon them would be very low.

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    2. how long can be fly with fran? should be like 10-15 minutes at max
      he could use the mana efficient levitation, BUT close to the water surface there will be lots of magic beasts and each kill will cost a little mana
      also on the wide ocean, there are not that many islands/atolls and how was he to find them if there were enough for your plan? and you forget about fran‘s und urushi‘s early breakfast, mid breakfast, late brekfast, first brunch, second brunch, etc.
      gotta keep them gluttons feed up
      but master COULD make the way on his own

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      1. Only chinese arrogant young master/elder and their servant will enjoy flying on top of their sword.
        Jap usually just travel leisurely while triggering flag every few chapters.

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    3. Great, now I have the image of Fran with shades surfing on Master while surf music plays in the background stuck in my head.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter

    Well, I’m not surprise that Rigdis is all on board with Fran following them back to their country

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  3. in this novel there is nothing like an evebtless boat trip so we are sure to get entertained, that‘s why I doubt think they will travel with an S-Class Adventurer/King
    what do you think will happen?
    and what will be the next curry creation? (fran was promised one for enduring ceremony)

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      1. Agreed with what required said.

        Do only multi-release if there is an asshole villain like Celldio or there’s series of cliffhanger. But it’s up to you to decide to do the multi-release or not. You have power to save us from cliffhanger or let us hang on the cliff.

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      2. We like a stable pace of release. Speeding up or slowing down need a reasonable cause.
        Story is too Obvious: Celldio’s death.

        Author’s are not stable with their releases. Most authors (especially with web-novel) release lots of chapters early on, but the release slows down while they are trying to get contracts.
        Light Novel Contracts.
        Manga Contracts.
        Anime Contracts.

        Releasing too fast could catch up with the author, and we would feel the instability of releases.

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      3. Nice joke. It’ll take at least 2 years to catch up to the author unless he decides to change up his pace, and that’s assuming I keep my current pace, which… isn’t a realistic assumption.

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  4. Lets all take a moment and appreciate how dumb master is for thinking after placing 3rd in a tournament no merchant will be willing to hire fran as a gaurd since she looks like a kid.
    Also for the idiotic idea that the beast king will flat out refuse fran after all ready doing so much for her since he has already made it a point that he likes her.

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    1. With the Beast King it was not so much thinking their request would not be granted, but not wanted to end up being in debt to the Beast King. So far their favors have mostly balanced out so they can keep a fair relationship, if one side starts granting more favors then the other then they start to gain power in the relationship.

      They don’t really want to end up owing favors to the Beast King with no way to pay them back easily.

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  5. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Shishou: so we’re going abroad.. does anyone has an acquaintace there to show us around instead of hiring a tour guide?
    Fran: Nn.. No?
    Shishou: Hmm.. didn’t one of your classmate go there last time? How about we ask one of them to join us?
    Fran: they did?
    Guildmaster: i don’t think it’s that different from hiring a guide.. but don’t you know that foreigner friend? that one guy from the country you wanna visit?
    Shishou: but he just got here, i don’t think he’ll want to go home so quickly..
    Guildmaster: Nonsense, do you know how expensive it is if you booked an extensive Vacation?
    Shishou: …i guess thats true..
    Fran: kay.. will ask..

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  6. I see a lot of hate for Shisou in regards to the trip to the beast kin country but as much as they have meet a lot of nice and helpful people along the way, they also met with a few treacherous ones especially the nobles.

    So it can’t be help that Shisou is a bit more cautious of their new found dame since more exposure in the company of others the likelihood of Shisou’s persent will be found out just like with Amanda, jean Dovey and lastly Dias

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  7. S – Global Crisis: Mythical Beast, Fenrir (shishou was a tomb stone for Fenrir?) , Divine Dragons
    Legendary Heroes: Only 8 in the world.

    A – Continental Threat: Demon Lord, Monarch Dragon, Lich
    Heroes: A few per country, each guard a strtegic location.

    B – National Crisis: Greater Demon, Archdragon, Giant King
    Highest Rank Adventurers

    C – Citywide Crisis: Tyrandt Saber Tiger, Lesser Dragons (dinosaurs?)
    Veterans

    D – Townside Crisis: Lesser Hydra, Blast Tortoise (Blastoise from pokemon?)
    Skilled Adventurers

    E – Village Crisis: Lesser Wyvern, Ogre
    Beginner Adventurers

    F – Can be dealt with by a mercrnary party: Wolf Pack, Goblin Horde
    Fledgling Adventures

    G – Can be dealth with by an average adult male: Goblin, Fang Rat
    Trainee Adventures

    Chapter 3 of Manga

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  8. Base Classes

    Warrior
    Blademaster
    Martial Artist
    Swordmage
    Quickblade
    Magician
    Fire Mage
    White Mage – Healer Girlfriend
    Summoner
    Monster Tamer
    Secret Master
    Herbalist
    Disenchanter
    Chief

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