Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 45: Contract With A Dwarf
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After mastering [Teleport] just before afternoon, I went to the town and headed to the carpenter’s guild.
I’ve thought about going there tonight or maybe tomorrow but since I’ve already mastered the spell, I came early.
Unlike the hunter’s guild, the carpenter’s guild’s headquarters looked like a normal shop.
The hunter’s guild was made with a bar in mind, so their hunters can drink and enjoy themselves. In contrast to that, there’s only an old man behind the carpenter’s guild’s counter which is the guildmaster himself and nobody else.
Unlike hunters who earn their living per day, carpenters’ work usually involves a long-term contract and work schedules. And the reason why their guild looks empty was because they don’t spend that much time in the guild.
Without further ado, I headed to the counter.
“My, my, isn’t this the young master from Hamilton? Do you have any business?”
“You know about me?”
“But of course! We’ve repaired Hamilton’s mansion a few times, after all.”
The guildmaster answered while rubbing his hands together. His actions really remind me of a businessman as he also has such a smile.
Well, if he did repaired the mansion, then he must’ve seen me once or twice.
“Then… the reason why the young master came here directly is…?”
And so, I told the guildmaster my reason for coming.
That I’m going to build a village in a land far from here and I need a carpenter for the job to be done properly.
However, when he heard my request, he showed a troubled face.
“Is it impossible?”
“It’s hard… the carpenters usually don’t work outside the town they’ve become familiar with.”
“Is that so…”
“Depending on the land, the method of building a house can also change…”
“And if one was to stay in one place for a long time, not only new construction contracts but repair works will also continue to flow in.”
Oh yeah. Just now, he also said they’re the ones that repaired the mansion.
“The one who repaired the mansion was the guildmaster?
“Yes, I got the offer when I was young.”
Maybe I should think of another way.
“You really can’t think of a person?”
“I’m really sorry…”
“Understood. I’m sorry for asking the impossible.”
I bid my goodbye to the guildmaster, and left the carpenter’s guild.
Now, what to do…
I thought that I would be able to find someone from the guild…
Someone called me from the side.
I turned and saw a man near me. He seems polite.
“I’m one of her highness’ servants. She’s requesting an audience with you immediately.”
So he’s sent by Princess Scarlet, huh.
Right, she got anxious after hearing about Ladon and went off somewhere.
“Understood. Please show the way.”
As expected, he brought me to James’ mansion.
But he isn’t present and there’s only Princess Scarlet inside the room.
“You’ve come! You may sit wherever you like.”
“Yes… Err, what is this? Suddenly calling me like this…”
“I want to ask something. The evi-no, do you happen to hear a land called ‘the promised land’ from the dragon?”
She was about to say ‘evil’ but managed to swallow it back.
“Emm… if it’s the sealed land, then I have. But that one’s…”
I’ve never heard Ladon talking about the promised land or anything to this day.
“The Sealed Land?”
“Yes. Do you want to see it?”
“You know the place ?”
I brought Princess Scarlet with me using the fully mastered [Teleport].
We were instantly teleported to a wide meadow land.
“Wh, what happened!?”
Princess Scarlet was really shocked and panicked.
Well, it’s a given.
“High-grade sacred spell: [Teleport]. It’s a magic to transport instantly to a place where I have been.”
“This is!? I’ve heard the name but… to experience it for real…”
Hee, so she knows about the sacred magic [Teleport], huh.
“There… that’s where the sealed land is located.”
I pointed my fingers behind her.
Then she turned around, and scanned the land in her view.
“The shape of that mountain in the distance, the place of the sun…. This place, isn’t this the Valley of Galar?”
Oh, so that’s the name of the cliff.
“Apparently, that’s a camouflage. This is the real form of this land. Ladon said that he sealed this place and made it look like a cliff.”
“…a, as expected… this place is the promised land….”
Princess Scarlet was shocked speechless.
It seems like she managed to process the information that I showed her.
[Evil Dragon] and [Sealed Land], the elves calling Ladon as [Dragon God], and this place called [The Promised Land].
“The truth is, I’m planning to rebuild this place.”
“I want to build a village for the elves that Ladon had entrusted me with.”
“Elves!? From the dragon?”
“But I can’t find a carpenter.”
She looked at [The Promised Land] with a serious look.
After a while, she turned to me.
“Can’t you do something about it using magic?”
“Because I didn’t learn any magic related to architecture… hm?”
…the carpenters usually don’t want to leave the town they live in.
I also don’t want to force them for this, but-
There’s a magic that may solve my problems.
“…Your Highness, do you know a carpenter with good skills?”
“A good carpenter?”
“Please introduce them to me. Even if I get rejected, if they have good skills, then… please!”
The moment she heard my request, she went back to her calm demeanor and greatly pondered what to do.
She decided to heed my request.
The next day, in James’ mansion…
Once again, we’re having a meeting inside the room that I have become familiar with.
But this time, besides Princess Scarlet, there’s another man.
He’s short and has a beard.
His eyes are also sharp, and he looks like a strong person.
“Let me introduce you. He is our court engineer, Goraku. As you can see, he’s a dwarf.”
“Dwarf!? That Dwarf?”
I was shocked.
To think that I’ll meet a Dwarf who I’ve only heard in rumours.
“I was forced to come because it’s important, so… what do you want, boy? I’m a busy person so speak quickly.”
“Busy, you say?”
“I’m building a new building for his highness, the king.”
“As you requested, I’ve brought someone with good skills to listen to your story but…”
‘ What are you going to do?’ is what her face is telling me.
“It’s troubling if you were to make him your familiar, just so you know…”
“I have no plan for that so… let’s do this.”
I stretched my hand out towards Goraku.
He was startled and went on defensive.
“Contract Summon: Contract!”
And then, Goraku’s phantom appeared in front of himself.
“I’m going to borrow this one.”
“I see… you’ve thought it through.”
Princess Scarlet’s words, including the way she looks at me, contained praise.
So, I can now summon a phantom of the palace’s court engineer.
With this, the village can be build.
Translator and Editor Notes :
James’ business is really long ey?
The sudden teleport is a really forced way of showing off, I really don’t know the inside of the author’s head.
And also, is James a permanent resident now? lol.
There should also be some limitations on his magic, like this time, his contract summon just straight copied a person without his consent lol.
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