Saturday, 22 August 2020

Ch 177 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi

 Chapter 177 -- Leaving The City Of Doran



After leaving the city of Doran in the early morning I was riding on Fer's back as he ran along the highway. Elland-san had been waiting at the city gate for us, crying "Dora-chan..." and "I will come with you" as we left. Thankfully I managed to persuade him to remain behind and not accompany us.


We were heading for the next town on our itinerary, Neihof. I had been told it was a city famous for its many pottery workshops. I was looking forward to exploring Neihof and discovering the varieties of pottery they made there. I thought it would be nice to have matching sets of dishes to serve food on and searching the town's shops for designs and patterns I would like was going to be very enjoyable. My inner thoughts about shopping were rudely interrupted by...


"Hey, it's about time to eat!" Dora-chan started circling my head as Fer's steady pace slowed.


"Umu, let's do that." Fer concurred. I looked up at the sun which seemed to be at its height, yup it was lunchtime. We stopped beside the highway as Dora-chan chanted "Lunch, lunch, lunch" before coming in to land beside Fer.


"Lunch~" Sui echoed, jumping out of the leather bag slung on my shoulder. Right then, what's it going to be? Let's see... I had various sorts of minced meat already prepared which gave me an idea. I bought some seaweed, white sesame and eggs from the Net Super before putting cooked rice in a deep dish and spreading the seaweed on top. I piled lots of minced meat on top of that and dented the center a little, added two egg yolks since it was a big bowl, enough for everyone and finished it off with a sprinkling of white sesame, and there you have it, meat soboro bowl. As an extra I got the stuffed peppers I had prepared the day before out of my Item Box and put them out on another plate.


"Food's ready!" I said and stepped back quickly as the Gluttonous Trio launched their simultaneous attack on the dishes I put down for them.


"Oh, this meat with the egg yolks mixed in tastes great," Fer said as he came up for breath, "but that green stuff over there, no thanks." Green stuff? That would be the stuffed peppers but how can you have stuffed peppers without, well, using bell peppers to start with? Ah well, at least the meat soboro bowl was to his carnivore tastes.


"The egg yolk goes well with this salty-sweet meat. The white grainy stuff makes it even tastier, kinda spicy too." Dora-chan chimed in. I like sesame seeds, they add a tang to cooked meat, especially if it was served over rice and it seems Dora-chan liked them for the same reasons too. I'd use sesame seeds more in the future when I was cooking, I decided.


"Sui's favorite, meat and eggs~. It’s delicious!” Sui-chan loves meat and eggs, of course and she really likes it when the egg yolks are mixed in with the meat.


Watching everyone enjoying eating what I had cooked for them gave me a warm sense of accomplishment but it made me feel hungry too. I dug into my own meat soboro bowl, as delicious as the others had said. The sweet and spicy meat melted in my mouth and the eggs tasted wonderful. This kind of cooking is easy to do and can't really go wrong. I tried the stuffed peppers Fer had turned his nose up at, topped with some ketchup to accompany the rest of the rice in my meat soboro bowl and they were tasty too.


""Seconds"" The usual call came from Fer and Sui-chan.


"Here you go". I put down more meat soboro bowls for Fer and Sui and added a bowl of the stuffed meat from some bell peppers for Mister Fussy. Dora-chan asked for a second helping of the meat soboro bowl so I dished up a serving for him too. Fer and Sui, of course had third ""Seconds"" and fourth ""Seconds"" too before they were satisfied.


After we finished eating and I cleaned up, I relaxed with some tea while the others drank cider I bought from the Net Super. I decided it was time to continue our travels after a short while.


"Right, will we get started now?" 


"Umu" Fer agreed, and once I was safely on Fer's back with Sui-chan in her bag we headed off in the direction of Neihof again, Dora-chan flying alongside.


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Five days after we left Doran we were making good time with no interruptions when Fer told me telepathically that he thought we would arrive at the city of Neihof the next evening.


"In that case this is probably far enough for today." I said, looking at the evening sun sinking towards the horizon. There was a roadside campsite area just up ahead and it looked like a good place for us to stop for the night.


"Okay." Fer said, swerving off the road into the empty campsite before he came to a stop. Once I got down off his back I started preparing dinner with Fer and company keeping a watchful eye on my preparations. Suddenly Fer's head came up. I followed his gaze and saw a horse-drawn merchant wagon accompanied by an escort of Adventurers approaching along the highway. The wagon stopped where we were camped and the driver got down from the bench seat.


"Excuse us but can we camp next to you tonight?" The driver asked politely, glancing at Fer.


"Please do." I said. There was plenty of space, after all and it wasn't a problem for us. It had happened a few times over the past few days, we'd set up camp for the night at the roadside, and then merchants and travellers would join us as it got darker and darker. The night before there had been wagons and Adventurers from two different groups camped close by either side of us. I supposed that the road between Doran and Neihof was likely to be busy with travellers but it just felt a little odd. Did this sort of encounter on the highway happen on a regular basis? 


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(Conversation between the Merchant and the Adventurers camped next to Mukouda-san)


"So there really is an Adventurer with Tamed monsters, then."


"Yeah. According to what I heard, they're the ones who conquered Doran's dungeon.''


"Really? That's quite something. Not that I don't trust you guys to do your jobs but I feel a lot safer having an A-ranked Adventurer next door. His companion monster looks strong too."


"I understand. Of course, we'll keep watch like we're contracted to, but just like you, having an A-ranked Adventurer around makes us regular Adventurers feel a lot safer too. I think it's okay to take advantage of a situation like this.''


“The news about this A-ranked Adventurer and his Tamed followers is a hot topic among Merchants right now. Knowing things like this and how you can take advantage of them makes travelling a lot easier, right?"


Unknown to them Mukouda-san and his companions were being used.

46 comments:

  1. Oh, lol, Mukoda probably wouldn't think he's being used, as his self-confidence is quite low, and not for a wrong reason, just he forgets that his pets, his hungry hungry pets, are terribly scary for normal monsters and bandits.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation as always! God bless you! Also, great seeing a new release, it's been a while, hope you're doing well.

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    1. Pretty sure his self accessement of his fighting capabilities is mostly correct. He can only fight due to cheats and is not really skilled at combat and neither does he like fighting.
      Also he should have a good idea of the strenght of his pets.
      The main reason for him to not think of them 'using' him is probably 'cause he doesn't think his movements would be of interest to anyone traveling the same road.

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    2. No, he's just a coward. He is pretty strong after Fer bussed his magic level up pretty high with those Goblin village raids.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter.
    It's been a while...I hope you're alright.

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  3. Thanks for the new chapter and I hope you're doing ok.

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  4. Thankyou for the chapter
    Dude you almost lost the right to be the translator for this at NU

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    1. Nobody loses their right to translate, it's just less rude to translate something that hasn't updated in more than three months. Fewer people have a problem with you translating a series, the longer it's been on hold.

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    2. Yes, this is so called translation is much better than the source material. I tried reading the Japanese original and it was not as nuanced and well written as this. It is almost like this is a whole different 4k HD version of that story.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter! I hope there are more in the pipeline; you do a great job with the translation.

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  6. Thank you for the chapter! it feels like a long time since the last one, but 1 day feels like a long time with a good story

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  7. Thank you so much for the new chapter it made a horrible day a lot better.

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  8. I wonder how the information is getting around because Fer is probably faster than any other form of transportation in the world even when he is taking it easy. So how do they know about them?

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    1. If i remember correctly, guild can telepathically send messages...

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  9. Welcome back and hope everything is okay with you.
    Thanks for the treat and please stay safe.🖖🙏

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  10. Welcome back and Thank you for the chapter i ....We Missed you very much

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  11. Thanks for the chapter , glad youre healthy, cheers

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  12. Thanks for the chapter. Hope everyone is fine and healthy

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  13. Thanks for the chapter. More power!

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  14. Thanks for the chapter! Glad to see you are ok :)

    Haha they are safer ‘coincidentally’ travelling along the same road as Mukuoda and his bodyguard pets!

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  15. I agree that Mukoda san and the gang are naive enough not to know the sentiments of the camper-neighborhood. Those 4 are busy preparing their food while the gluton trio are already salivating by the smell of soy sauce or other else and didnt mind anything else

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  16. Thank you for the chapter. Boy it's been a while. I was squeeling when I saw an update.

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  17. Somehow I feel like if the merchants try to "used" Mukouda-san and his companions in more direct way ( like....deliberately to them or something), they will be done for

    Thank you for the chapter

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  18. Thanks for the translation, as always! These merchants and adventurers...shameless...*sigh* As long as that's all they do. They wouldn't dare do anything more drastic because Fer, Sui, and Dora can easily get rid of them.

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  19. Admito que ya comenzaba a creer que estabas muerto, gracias por volver, y espero sigas bien

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  20. Thanks for another chapter

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  21. Thanks for this chapter. I love reading this novel so keep translating this novel. Stay Safe!!!

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

    *remove the bell peppers*

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  23. Hope you're fine from this Pandemic. Keep the chapters coming please :)

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  24. Thank you for the chapter! I hope everything is okay with you! Please stay safe

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  25. I love this novel, I´ve started to read the manga and after that I needed more..So really really Thanks!!!

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  26. It seems another group is going to be translating this with Albedo permission.

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    1. Wait where did you get info? O: are they publishing through Albedo or somewhere else?

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  27. Thank you Albedo-san for all your hard work.

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  28. Yay thanks for the translations~

    Also, being used or not, as long as it's respectful and not harmful or annoying and not out-of-the-way for me, I'm all ok with it.

    They know I'm [my companions not me but they don't know that] strong and they respect that as well as still doing proper camping etiquette. XD

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  29. Check out this page for the next chapters:
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/tondemo-skill-de-isekai-hourou/

    It's sad that Albedo is not continuing the series but at least someone else is.

    Thank you Albedo for all your hard work up until this chapter. I really enjoyed it.

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  30. to albedo404 thanks for your hard work to trans until now i enjoy it, i hope you always health...

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  31. Thanks for the chapter and all the hard work to trans until this one. I really enjoy it.

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  32. Thanks Albedo, i really enjoy your job.

    Greetings from Argentina!

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