lunedì 15 dicembre 2014

The Rising of the Shield Hero: Volume 6 Chapter 171

Portal Shield

This chapter was traslated by Flazeo25
Edited by Weisar

“I knew that Witch grew up spoiled, but what about Melty?” (Naofumi)
“That child was brought up with a dedicated teacher. But I don’t want her to be associated with that person if possible.” (Queen)

I guess she doesn’t want Melty compared to her older sister.*
Even if the older sister is obviously worse.*
Still, whenever Melty speaks she gets very emotional.
She was also angry the first time we met, and the trouble it caused last time…

“Oh, and it seems Iwatani-dono changed it’s name, so I made it official.” (Queen)
“Even though it’s almost the same, I understand.” (Naofumi)
“I have heard the report from Shadow.” (Queen)
“Do you want to know where that name came from?” (Naofumi)
“Most likely it is from Iwatani-dono’s world. Perhaps an evil spirit or demon inspired the name?” (Queen)
“Close enough.” (Naofumi)

Though, whenever I think about her, the only word that comes to mind is Witch.

“What should be done about the tax rate for your territory? Shall I entrust it to Melty?” (Queen)

Tax rates…
Normally, nobles did nothing by managing their territory without tax.*
But I don’t know if it’s the same in this world.

“I’d like them not to be too high, since my territory is still under reconstruction.” (Naofumi)

People are easily influenced during times like this.*
There are bad feelings when tax is required and life doesn’t go the way we want.
Where I lived it was always painful.

High taxes only tend to make matters worse in a recession.
In bad times, taxes should be lowered, as history shows.
But it’s an effort if income is expected.
That’s the only thing I happen to know.

“Currently, for reconstruction and daily goods, they are still quite high.” (Naofumi)

“Iwatani-dono, why don’t you show me your abilities?” (Queen)*
“I wanted to earlier, but I couldn’t.” (Naofumi)*

I’m not that great is what I wanted to say, but it was a reason to use the power of my shield.
If I think clearly, I could eventually produce medicine from the plants I was growing soon.
Income would be strengthened and my property management would likely come out right.
Assuming the medicine sells steadily.

“Wasn’t there an interesting building in the report, about how a plant easily becomes a building?” (Queen)

I haven’t heard of problems from Rat yet, but*
I wanted to be cautious since I’m protecting this country.*

“It was made by me and that alchemist. It’s what caused the problem in Fauvist.” (Naofumi)

I gave a camping plant seed to the Queen.

“This one’s a prototype.” (Naofumi)
“Will this also be used for trade?” (Queen)
“It’s too dangerous. If distributed too much, it could change again and become a problem.” (Naofumi)

There’s no problem for now, but who knows what might happen in the future.
It could become dangerous again if mixed with the wrong thing.

“I was going to use it for demonstrations.” (Naofumi)*

I was going to show what was available back at the village, with medicine still being my main product.*

“How about selling it to nobles then? If it were made disposable and magic was used to prevent it from going out of control, it could be sold for a high price.” (Queen)*
“Well, that is an option…” (Naofumi)

It is possible if I use plant remodeling and modified the fertility to the lowest value.
Nobles could use them for a lot of things.

“I haven’t heard complaints, but how is the territory?” (Naofumi)
“There are currently no problems for the Hero of the Shield yet.” (Queen)
“It’s not that I don’t trust your word, but I wonder…” (Naofumi)

The territory management won’t be too difficult since Melty will be there, but she is a pain being so quick-tempered.

“Now that I think about it, how are internal nobel affairs? The Queen is giving special treatment to the Hero of the Shield.” (Naofumi)
“It’s strange, but there have been no problems. It has been rather quiet actually.” (Queen)
“Does there seem to be anything wrong?” (Naofumi)
“Maybe. It is unfortunate my power cannot reach them.” (Queen)*

I can’t be sure, but I also can’t help but feel that there is somthing…*
Even though I manage a demi-human village in a country where the principle is humans being superior, it’s only thanks to the Queen that I can do so.*

“The Fauvist alchemist from the report, their work seems to match what is happening at Iwatani-dono’s place.” (Queen)*
“That’s surprising. What happened at Fauvist?” (Naofumi)*
“According to testimony, one of the seven star heroes had been researching there, but it seems they were exiled. I suspect it happened due to the research colliding with religion.” (Queen)*

There was that guy with the technology, so why did you expel him?*
Though, I don’t know what was studied at Fauvist.*
I thought of a certain trade war back in Japan where it competed against a certain country for car exports, which is similar to how I was kicked out by Trash.*
Well whatever Fauvist is doing, for now it’s good to take it easy when not dealing with life and the waves.*

“Is the report right about such a place?” (Queen)*
“It looks like it. I’ll know when I visit.” (Naofumi)*

The Queen lowers her head and turns to leave.

“Oh, and please feel free to take any of the ore excavated from the spirit turtle carapace in the castle warehouse.” (Queen)*
“Don’t forget to pass the material onto my favorite weapon shop.” (Naofumi)
“Understood.” (Queen)

I would like to be the boss of such forces.*
As I finished talking with the Queen, I had Sadina and Fohl get their level reset using the hourglass of dragon.*
At that time I had the shield absorb the sand of the Dragon hourglass.

Carved Dragon Sand Shield released.

Carved Dragon Sand Shield 0/60 C
Ability Unsealed
Equipment Bonus: Portal Shield.
Proficiency 0

I checked, but there were no aditional skills, plus it’s stats weren’t too high.

“Portal shield!” (Naofumi)

An icon appeared in my view, Transfer ←.
I used the initial destination, but where was that?*
It’d probably be Melromarc, at the place where I was first summoned to this world.
I wonder what its range and limits are.*
It seems to be quite wide, and if there are no requirements it would make a good emergency escape skill.

“I’ll need to expirement with this.” (Naofumi)

All right. Lets try it out.

“This’ll be interesting.” (Naofumi)
“Did you just do that?” (Fohl)

Fohl fell back and was caught by Sadina.
Firo was…

“Firo, let me try it a little more.” (Naofumi)
“O-Ok…” (Firo)

Firo moved slowly away from me, but I had already started the transfer.
The scenery changed and I saw the familiar humid alter which smelled of soil.
I had almost forgotten such a place was here. No one was around since no ceremonies were being held.

“Haha… It really worked.” (Naofumi)

It figures Sadina was laughing, but does she have to do that all the time?
Fohl’s eyes were left bulging.
Firo was standing near me, but was also keeping her distance.
It’s such a convenient skill, but what’s its cooldown?

“Portal shield!” (Naofumi)

A cooldown counter appeared showing a time of one hour.
It was unexpectedly long, but if I was fighting a short battle I could probably use it.

“All right, shall we go back?” (Naofumi)

After a few more experiments, we returned to the village.
It seems the portal shield can’t be used in a cave or indoors.
It is impossible to teleport to places you have no distinct memory of, but I can transfer by just saying a word.
An icon would come out by pressing down on it and calling it portal shield.
It’s also possible to transfer any party member or ally in the area.

Even if an ally is held captive by an enemy, they can’t stop it.
Although, if it was the other way around, the enemy would not be transferred.
Whether it’s a hero, monster or Witch, they can’t be taken by force.

Well, that’s annoying…
Oh, and it also seems to have a size limit.
Apparently, the carriage is too big for it.
I guess that explains why the other heroes never used them.

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