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Chapter 98: The Dragon’s Heart


So now that the Dragon was defeated, it’s time to collect the Drops ー the best part of being an Adventurer.


There will be the Dragon’s scales, fangs, claws, etc. Although it won’t compare to the Highest-Tier Demonic Creatures, all the Drops are going to be first-rate. And in light of the fact that Drops from the Highest-Tiers are too few, and there is not a whole lot of knowledge surrounding how to use it, if you try to incorporate it into your armor or gear, you will have to pay an inordinate amount of fees, so in that sense, a Dragon’s Drop may be far superior as far as utility goes.


So, I was pretty excited as I laid out all the Dropped items and showed it off to Paul and Forte at the Bear’s Keg Inn.


As they glanced at the different items, the two of them strained a pained smile to hide their immense shock.


Paul: “........are you kidding me? This is the first time I’ve seen a Dragon’s Heart.”


And just like Paul said, this time, we got a hold of a Rare Drop called the Dragon’s Heart.


Henry: “I’ve seen them……..ummmm…..maybe….10 times? But this is the first time my own Party got a hold of one.”


Forte: “So even for you, Henry, it’s only been a few times. Ummm, according to rumors, apparently, it can be turned into a powerful catalyst for Magecraft Artifacts or something like that.”


Henry: “Oh yeah, I forgot what it was called, but I heard about that.”


Forte: “It’s the Lindcris Style, I believe.”

For Adventurers, it’s an extremely unpopular minor Magecraft Style that utilizes Monster Drops as catalysts for their Spells. It’s a type that doesn’t use a Spell Call Stone, so it’s practically worthless on the frontlines while you’re frantically swinging and blocking, but in the military, they say that there are some Ritual Magecraft Squads that specialize in it or something.


I’m surprised that Forte even knew about it.


Forte: “Other uses would be….can’t it be used as material for powerful Magecraft Medicines?”


Henry: “Yeah, and that’s probably the most common use for it. But there’s no pharmacist in this town who can handle such high quality catalysts.”


I went around all the Pharmacists with ties to the Grandes Church, but as I expected, every one of them threw me out with a, “We can’t do anything like that!” There’s no one even in nearby cities, so I have no one to sell this to.


Henry: “And so, this thing actually goes bad pretty quickly, and it’s kind of a wasteful option, but we decided to eat it. So Paul and Forte here will get a share too.”


Paul: “Seriously?! You okay with that?”


Henry: “They say that eating too much will cause health issues later, and the only Adventurers in this town that can eat this and be okay are not that many.”


It’s not just Dragons. There are other Demonic Creatures that occasionally drop edible body parts.


But those materials will usually carry an equal amount of Corrupted Magic according to the Demonic Creature’s strength…...so your body has to be strong and your Magic Power needs to be pretty high, or you’ll get a stomach ache in return. And of course, the more you eat, the stronger your body needs to be.


The only other Adventurers that can eat this without problems potentially are Mr. Lad and Mr. Gwayne’s Party. But we don’t have enough to share with everyone in that case.


So that’s why since Ashley helped us out, his two other Party Members are invited to join us. And between my Party and Mr. Ricardo, there’s just enough for everyone. At the moment, I’m certain that each person is cooking and preparing it at their own house.


Henry: “Alright, so that’s how it’s gonna go. You were listening right, Lana?” Lana: “Hahaha, it was so rare to see something like this, I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation.


The hour is pretty late. The customers are much fewer, and Lana didn’t have anything to do, so she was observing the Dragon’s Heart very curiously all this time. At least in this way, she’s showing an age appropriate amount of youthful curiosity.


Henry: “Alright, so I already sliced the meat up, so can you cook it like steaks? It should be fine to cook it the same way as you would a beef steak.”


Lana: “Yes, I think we can do that.”

Forte: “Oh, and can you bring us ale for three?” Lana: “Right awayー”


Forte adds his order in, and Lana takes the Dragon’s Heart Steaks I gave her and heads to the kitchen.


Forte: “It’ll be difficult for us to receive this for free, so I know it’s not going to cover it, but please let me buy you a drink.”


Forte seemed to feel bad about receiving the steaks for free and winked at me casually. It’s strange how some people can do that naturally without it looking awkward……...if I try, I seem to make this really really sound effect <WINK WINK> and instead of it looking cool, I just feel dumb after trying.


At this age, I really shouldn’t be complaining about how I look, but I sometimes wish that I looked cooler. But it’s just a thought, and I don’t ever plan to do anything about it.


Paul: “But a Dragon, huh? Man, I would love for our Party to be able to reach that level where we’re taking them out left and right.”


Forte: “With our current abilities, we’ll need one or two Parties of the same strength to fight one.”


Paul: “Idiot. Don’t you remember? About half a year ago, there was a group of 3 parties that went out to hunt a Dragon, and one got killed in the end. The risk is still way too high.”


Ouch. Looks like I brought up some bitter memories for them.


Paul: “Hey, Henry. Is there like a trick to fighting Dragons?” Henry: “.........a trick? That’s difficult. A Dragon basically doesn’t have any weak points.”

Strength, speed, defense, and Magic Power……...in all aspects, it has no visible weaknesses. Alone, it is the strongest among the Upper-Tier, Upper-Class Creatures. The only fault it has is that it typically has low intelligence, and not having a specialized ability is a saving grace for us.


Paul: “Then when you were on the frontlines, how were you taking them on?” Henry: “How? ……..I mean, basically, I would distract it, and this idiot would sneak up to it from behind, and well, <SWISH!> and slice its head off.”


Paul: “<Swish>.....? Really….?” I know my explanation lacks clarity, but honestly, that’s the best way I can describe it.


Her beheading skills…….she doesn’t use any kind of formalized move or pattern, and just on instinct, swings where she thinks it would cut the best……..and in the end, she strikes a critical and fatal blow every time, so there’s no one who can complain, but we all don’t agree with her methods regardless.


Forte: “Wait, if you’re talking about taking its head, you’re talking about Ageha, the Head Chopper?” Henry: “Yup. Her.” From the story about Dragon’s getting their heads cut off, that seemed to ring a bell for Forte. And the fact that that alone brings up her topic should say something about Ageha, but she’s pretty famous as a Hero of Legend ー even if it’s not on the same scale as Sir Ezeal or Yuu.


Paul: “Ageha…..you mean, that Hero, Ageha? …….the...rumored problem child?” On the contrary, what Hero isn’t a problem child? I don’t know any existing creature that fits that description.


Forte: “Wait, wait. So not only do you know the Saint of Salvation, AND you have connections to another big name?”

Lana: “Oh, if you’re talking about Miss Ageha, she came about twice to come see Mr. Henry in this town.” Bringing over the ale, Lana adds an unnecessary tidbit.


Paul: “She came to see Henry…..? To a town this far……..?” Forte: “I heard that she’s a free-roaming Hero, but is she to that extent…….?” They started whispering amongst each other.


………...ughーー I have this bad feeling that I don’t even want to know what they’re saying.


Henry: “Look, I was in the same Party as her for a short period of time. That girl likes to go all over the place, so if you’re an Adventurer in Ligaleo, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to go on expeditions with her. And here, don’t forget, the ales arrived. Cheers.”


Paul: “YーYeah.”

Forte: “Cheers.”


I try to change the subject and chug down the ale.


……..and as usual, the Flowtier Ale is amazingly delicious. It’s very easy to drink down, and yet it has a solid taste and aroma.


And today…..


Lana: “Thank you for waiting. Here is your Dragon’s Heart Steaks. We kept it simple and only put salt and cooked it. Please enjoy it while it’s still hot.”


And Lana brought out the Dragon Steaks.


It was brought out on a heated iron plate, and you could hear it sizzle and steam. Just from the presentation alone, it looked delicious. The scent that came our way from the plate was unlike any other kind of meat, but it stirred up more restless hunger inside of me.


Paul: “Whoa….” Forte: “This looks quite delicious.”


The two of them are drawn more to the steak than about Ageha.


I felt myself swallow hard.


I had to hold myself back, as I cut the steak with my knife. The meet seems to be very juicy, and unlike the Dragon’s scales, the knife easily passes through.


As I carried a bite to my mouth…….


Henry: “~~~?!?!”


A flavor that struck me straight through my brain rushed forward. As I chewed, the juice of the meat spilled out, and I was wrapped up in so much delight and joy.


Henry: “Holy………...this is….incredible.”


I swallow my first bite, and comment on my first impression.


If the market was right, you could probably purchase a house with a Dragon’s Heart. …….since we couldn’t sell it to anyone around here, we though it would be wasteful to let it rot, so we decided to eat it, but……….I never would have thought that it would be this good.


They say that if you eat it, you’ll regain 10 years of your life, that you would be filled with so much energy that you wouldn’t need to sleep for a week, or for 3 days and 3 nights, your libido would go through the roof……..or so the rumors say, but this is still incredibly delicious.


I have eat regular Dragon Meat a few times, but the Heart was just something completely different.


Forte: “It’s delicious……...but it has quite the concentration of Corrupted Magic too.”


Paul: “Yeah, I can feel something rolling around inside my stomach right now.”


Now they mention it, I do feel a weird sensation too.


But in order to get a taste of this wonderful meat, it’s nothing to be concerned about. I chug down the ale, and bring the next piece to my mouth.


Henry: “Lana! Can I have more ale?!”


And I order more drinks.


That day, I thoroughly enjoyed savoring the Dragon meat.


<<<<>>>>


And the next day….


Henry: “Ohー Ferris, it got you too?”


Yesterday, we couldn’t meet because of the incident with the Dragon, but we all gathered at the Grandes Church to divvy out the rewards. But surprising, there were several people who got hit hard with the Corrupted Magic concentration within the Dragon Steak and were out sick today.


Cyril: “It was so delicious, but I guess it’s really bad for your body.”

Henry: “Yeah, they say you get 10 years younger eating it, but that was just a false rumor. If you prepare it right, it can be turned into a medicine that gives you lots of energy though.”


Cyril was unaffected and nonchalantly commented about wanting to eat it again, but apparently, I completely underestimated the effect.


Because at this point, only Cyril and I made it out without having any side-effects.


Jend and Ashley are not feeling well, but they can walk around normally. Paul looks like he has a hangover, but Ferris, Teo, Forte, and Mr. Ricardo are all suffering as though they have an extreme bad hangover.


Cyril was able to repel the Corrupted Magic of the Dragon’s Heart with her own enormous quantity of Magic Power, and the symptoms of others are only differences of their physical body’s durability. Mr. Ricardo may have been fine if he was younger, but it can’t be helped at his age.


Jend: “I still feel a little heart burn. I think I’ll take it easy at my house today.”

Ashley: “..........we were supposed to head back to Southgaia tomorrow, but with Forte’s condition, we may have to push back our departure.”


Even the two disciples who came out were not looking as energetic. Well, I handed Ashley’s portion of the reward since he was leaving Flowtier soon, but the rest of the Party can be handed their reward at another time.


Cyril: “What do you want to do, Henry? Since I came all the way out here to the Church, I thought we could try doing a Quest.”


Henry: “Okay, I’ll tag along.”


Cyril: “Okayー! I’ll go check out what they haveー!”


Not feeling any effect from the Corrupted Magic Power, Cyril responds energetically with light steps and ran towards the counter. It was cute to see her so excited.


And as I glanced at her as she ran off….


Today, I tagged along Cyril and completed some Quests with her.


<<<<>>>>

CREDITS


Semi-retired Adventurer Lives Leisurely


Written by Hisagushien

Translated by: ChonkyTranslator


Japanese Title:

セミリタイアした冒険者はのんびり暮らしたい

作者: 久櫛緑(ヒサグシエン)

http://kuontenrin.ehoh.net/

Original Source:

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n1161ft/98/


Book 8: The Flame Swordsman

Chapter 98: The Dragon’s Heart


So now that the Dragon was defeated, it’s time to collect the Drops ー the best part of being an Adventurer.


There will be the Dragon’s scales, fangs, claws, etc. Although it won’t compare to the Highest-Tier Demonic Creatures, all the Drops are going to be first-rate. And in light of the fact that Drops from the Highest-Tiers are too few, and there is not a whole lot of knowledge surrounding how to use it, if you try to incorporate it into your armor or gear, you will have to pay an inordinate amount of fees, so in that sense, a Dragon’s Drop may be far superior as far as utility goes.


So, I was pretty excited as I laid out all the Dropped items and showed it off to Paul and Forte at the Bear’s Keg Inn.


As they glanced at the different items, the two of them strained a pained smile to hide their immense shock.


Paul: “........are you kidding me? This is the first time I’ve seen a Dragon’s Heart.”


And just like Paul said, this time, we got a hold of a Rare Drop called the Dragon’s Heart.


Henry: “I’ve seen them……..ummmm…..maybe….10 times? But this is the first time my own Party got a hold of one.”


Forte: “So even for you, Henry, it’s only been a few times. Ummm, according to rumors, apparently, it can be turned into a powerful catalyst for Magecraft Artifacts or something like that.”


Henry: “Oh yeah, I forgot what it was called, but I heard about that.”


Forte: “It’s the Lindchris Style, I believe.”

For Adventurers, it’s an extremely unpopular minor Magecraft Style that utilizes Monster Drops as catalysts for their Spells. It’s a type that doesn’t use a Spell Call Stone, so it’s practically worthless on the frontlines while you’re frantically swinging and blocking, but in the military, they say that there are some Ritual Magecraft Squads that specialize in it or something.


I’m surprised that Forte even knew about it.


Forte: “Other uses would be….can’t it be used as material for powerful Magecraft Medicines?”


Henry: “Yeah, and that’s probably the most common use for it. But there’s no pharmacist in this town who can handle such high quality catalysts.”


I went around all the Pharmacists with ties to the Grandes Church, but as I expected, every one of them threw me out with a, “We can’t do anything like that!” There’s no one even in nearby cities, so I have no one to sell this to.


Henry: “And so, this thing actually goes bad pretty quickly, and it’s kind of a wasteful option, but we decided to eat it. So Paul and Forte here will get a share too.”


Paul: “Seriously?! You okay with that?”


Henry: “They say that eating too much will cause health issues later, and the only Adventurers in this town that can eat this and be okay are not that many.”


It’s not just Dragons. There are other Demonic Creatures that occasionally drop edible body parts.


But those materials will usually carry an equal amount of Corrupted Magic according to the Demonic Creature’s strength…...so your body has to be strong and your Magic Power needs to be pretty high, or you’ll get a stomach ache in return. And of course, the more you eat, the stronger your body needs to be.


The only other Adventurers that can eat this without problems potentially are Mr. Lad and Mr. Gwayne’s Party. But we don’t have enough to share with everyone in that case.


So that’s why since Ashley helped us out, his two other Party Members are invited to join us. And between my Party and Mr. Ricardo, there’s just enough for everyone. At the moment, I’m certain that each person is cooking and preparing it at their own house.


Henry: “Alright, so that’s how it’s gonna go. You were listening right, Lana?” Lana: “Hahaha, it was so rare to see something like this, I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation.


The hour is pretty late. The customers are much fewer, and Lana didn’t have anything to do, so she was observing the Dragon’s Heart very curiously all this time. At least in this way, she’s showing an age appropriate amount of youthful curiosity.


Henry: “Alright, so I already sliced the meat up, so can you cook it like steaks? It should be fine to cook it the same way as you would a beef steak.”


Lana: “Yes, I think we can do that.”

Forte: “Oh, and can you bring us ale for three?” Lana: “Right awayー”


Forte adds his order in, and Lana takes the Dragon’s Heart Steaks I gave her and heads to the kitchen.


Forte: “It’ll be difficult for us to receive this for free, so I know it’s not going to cover it, but please let me buy you a drink.”


Forte seemed to feel bad about receiving the steaks for free and winked at me casually. It’s strange how some people can do that naturally without it looking awkward……...if I try, I seem to make this really really sound effect <WINK WINK> and instead of it looking cool, I just feel dumb after trying.


At this age, I really shouldn’t be complaining about how I look, but I sometimes wish that I looked cooler. But it’s just a thought, and I don’t ever plan to do anything about it.


Paul: “But a Dragon, huh? Man, I would love for our Party to be able to reach that level where we’re taking them out left and right.”


Forte: “With our current abilities, we’ll need one or two Parties of the same strength to fight one.”


Paul: “Idiot. Don’t you remember? About half a year ago, there were 3 Hunting Parties that went out, and one got killed in the end. The risk is still way too high.”


Ouch. Looks like I brought up some bitter memories for them.


Paul: “Hey, Henry. Is there like a trick to fighting Dragons?” Henry: “.........a trick? That’s difficult. A Dragon basically doesn’t have any weak points.”

Strength, speed, defense, and Magic Power……...in all aspects, it has no visible weaknesses. Alone, it is the strongest among the Upper-Tier, Upper-Class Creatures. The only fault it has is that it typically has low intelligence, and not having a specialized ability is a saving grace for us.


Paul: “Then when you were on the frontlines, how were you taking them on?” Henry: “How? ……..I mean, basically, I would distract it, and this idiot would sneak up to it from behind, and well, <SWISH!> and slice its head off.”


Paul: “<Swish>.....? Really….?” I know my explanation lacks clarity, but honestly, that’s the best way I can describe it.


Her beheading skills…….she doesn’t use any kind of formalized move or pattern, and just on instinct, swings where she thinks it would cut the best……..and in the end, she strikes a critical and fatal blow every time, so there’s no one who can complain, but we all don’t agree with her methods regardless.


Forte: “Wait, if you’re talking about taking its head, you’re talking about Ageha, the Beheader?” Henry: “Yup. Her.” From the story about Dragon’s getting their heads cut off, that seemed to ring a bell for Forte. And the fact that that alone brings up her topic should say something about Ageha, but she’s pretty famous as a Hero of Legend ー even if it’s not on the same scale as Sir Ezeal or Yuu.


Paul: “Ageha…..you mean, that Hero, Ageha? …….the...rumored problem child?” On the contrary, what Hero isn’t a problem child? I don’t know any existing creature that fits that description.


Forte: “Wait, wait. So not only do you know the Saint of Salvation, AND you have connections to another big name?”

Lana: “Oh, if you’re talking about Miss Ageha, she came about twice to come see Mr. Henry in this town.” Bringing over the ale, Lana adds an unnecessary tidbit.


Paul: “She came to see Henry…..? To a town this far……..?” Forte: “I heard that she’s a free-roaming Hero, but is she to that extent…….?” They started whispering amongst each other.


………...ughーー I have this bad feeling that I don’t even want to know what they’re saying.


Henry: “Look, I was in the same Party as her for a short period of time. That girl likes to go all over the place, so if you’re an Adventurer in Ligaleo, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to go on expeditions with her. And here, don’t forget, the ales arrived. Cheers.”


Paul: “YーYeah.”

Forte: “Cheers.”


I try to change the subject and chug down the ale.


……..and as usual, the Flowtier Ale is amazingly delicious. It’s very easy to drink down, and yet it has a solid taste and aroma.


And today…..


Lana: “Thank you for waiting. Here is your Dragon’s Heart Steaks. We kept it simple and only put salt and cooked it. Please enjoy it while it’s still hot.”


And Lana brought out the Dragon Steaks.


It was brought out on a heated iron plate, and you could hear it sizzle and steam. Just from the presentation alone, it looked delicious. The scent that came our way from the plate was unlike any other kind of meat, but it stirred up more restless hunger inside of me.


Paul: “Whoa….” Forte: “This looks quite delicious.”


The two of them are drawn more to the steak than about Ageha.


I felt myself swallow hard.


I had to hold myself back, as I cut the steak with my knife. The meet seems to be very juicy, and unlike the Dragon’s scales, the knife easily passes through.


As I carried a bite to my mouth…….


Henry: “~~~?!?!”


A flavor that struck me straight through my brain rushed forward. As I chewed, the juice of the meat spilled out, and I was wrapped up in so much delight and joy.


Henry: “Holy………...this is….incredible.”


I swallow my first bite, and comment on my first impression.


If the market was right, you could probably purchase a house with a Dragon’s Heart. …….since we couldn’t sell it to anyone around here, we though it woudl be wasteful to let it rot, so we decided to eat it, but……….I never would have thought that it would be this good.


They say that if you eat it, you’ll regain 10 years of your life, that you would be filled with so much energy that you wouldn’t need to sleep for a week, or for 3 days and 3 nights, your libido would go through the roof……..or so the rumors say, but this is still incredibly delicious.


I have eat regular Dragon Meat a few times, but the Heart was just something completely different.


Forte: “It’s delicious……...but it has quite the concentration of Corrupted Magic too.”


Paul: “Yeah, I can feel something rolling around inside my stomach right now.”


Now they mention it, I do feel a weird sensation too.


But in order to get a taste of this wonderful meat, it’s nothing to be concerned about. I chug down the ale, and bring the next piece to my mouth.


Henry: “Lana! Can I have more ale?!”


And I order more drinks.


That day, I thoroughly enjoyed savoring the Dragon meat.


<<<<>>>>


And the next day….


Henry: “Ohー Ferris, it got you too?”


Yestereday, we couldn’t meet because of the incident with the Dragon, but we all gathered at the Grandes Church to divvy out the rewards. But surprising, there were several people who got hit hard with the Corrupted Magic concentration within the Dragon Steak and were out sick today.


Cyril: “It was so delicious, but I guess it’s really bad for your body.”

Henry: “Yeah, they say you get 10 years younger eating it, but that was just a false rumor. If you prepare it right, it can be turned into a medicine that gives you lots of energy though.”


Cyril was unaffected and nonchalantly commented about wanting to eat it again, but apparently, I completely underestimated the effect.


Because at this point, only Cyril and I made it out without having any side-effects.


Jend and Ashley are not feeling well, but they can walk around normally. Paul looks like he has a hangover, but Ferris, Teo, Forte, and Mr. Ricardo are all suffering as though they have an extreme bad hangover.


Cyril was able to repel the Corrupted Magic of the Dragon’s Heart with her own enormous quantity of Magic Power, and the symptoms of others are only differences of their physical body’s durability. Mr. Ricardo may have been fine if he was younger, but it can’t be helped at his age.


Jend: “I still feel a little heart burn. I think I’ll take it easy at my house today.”

Ashley: “..........we were supposed to head back to Southgaia tomorrow, but with Forte’s condition, we may have to push back our departure.”


Even the two disciples who came out were not looking as energetic. Well, I handed Ashley’s portion of the reward since he was leaving Flowtier soon, but the rest of the Party can be handed their reward at another time.


Cyril: “What do you want to do, Henry? Since I came all the way out here to the Church, I thought we could try doing a Quest.”


Henry: “Okay, I’ll tag along.”


Cyril: “Okayー! I’ll go check out what they haveー!”


Not feeling any effect from the Corrupted Magic Power, Cyril responds energetically with light steps and ran towards the counter. It was cute to see her so excited.


And as I glanced at her as she ran off….


Today, I tagged along Cyril and completed some Quests with her.


<<<<>>>>

CREDITS


Semi-retired Adventurer Lives Leisurely


Written by Hisagushien

Translated by: ChonkyTranslator


Japanese Title:

セミリタイアした冒険者はのんびり暮らしたい

作者: 久櫛緑(ヒサグシエン)

http://kuontenrin.ehoh.net/

Original Source:

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n1161ft/98/


Book 8: The Flame Swordsman


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