10 Years After – 221

Strengthening Danton’s Mansion


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The next day, I got up as soon as the sun rose into the sky. Then I woke up Grulf, who was sleeping next to me.

 

“Grulf. Let’s take a walk.”

“…Grr…”

Grulf replied lazily. It seemed like he wanted to sleep more.

 

“We have a busy day ahead of us. So I won’t be able to take you out on your walk any other time.”

“Groo….ff.”

Grulf yawned and stretched his limbs.

 

And then we went out on a morning walk. Shia, Nia, and Serulis tagged along.

They had also gotten up early in order to practice.

 

“Groof!”

Grulf had been tired at first, but he was now running around excitedly.

However, his walk would have to be quite short today.

 

“Grulf. It’s time to go back. I have work to do.”

“Grrr…”

 

He looked a bit disappointed but came back obediently. He was a very smart wolf pup.

 

After that, we ate breakfast and then returned to making the magic tools.

Kathe, Mors, and even Luchila worked hard.

Thanks to them, we were able to complete 12 magic tools shortly after midday.

 

“Now we can deliver these to all twelve of the beastkin tribes.”

“That’s true. We should do that as soon as possible, once we’ve installed one in this mansion.”

“Yes. I can take you there when we need to go!”

 

And so I installed the magic tool in Danton’s mansion.

Danton watched us with a serious expression on his face.

 

“Good. It’s done.”

“This is a tremendous help, Locke. And you too, Miss Kathe and Mister Mors. Thank you so much.”

“Don’t mention it! It was very educational for me!”

“I am happy to have been of service.”

 

Kathe and Mors looked pleased.

After that, I explained to Danton how it was used.

 

“Now, dark wraiths should find it impossible to enter. And once the barrier rejects them, there should be a sound.”

“They can’t enter at all? That’s amazing.”

“It’s because we are using Lord Gerberga’s feathers. And also Grulf’s nails.”

“The God Fowl’s own feathers… Lord Gerberga and Grulf, thank you!”

“Cluck!”

“Groof-groof!”

 

Lord Gerberga flapped his wings. Grulf wagged his tail proudly.

 

“Locke. Is there anything that we should be careful about?”

“Yes. It will continue to stay activated if you leave it alone. And when you hear something, you’ll know that there is a dark wraith nearby…”

“And we should go kill it? That’s very useful.”

“Yeah. But this is only for this mansion. It does not cover the entire village.”

“Hmm. So it won’t necessarily react if there is a dark wraith within the settlement?”

“Yes. Don’t think that you’ll hear anything if there is a dark wraith on the outskirts.”

“I see. Thank you.”

 

And then I remembered something important.

I needed to strengthen the walls as well. Mors had cast some strengthening magic on them. 

However, it was only temporary, and it would not last long.

 

“I shall cast some strengthening magic on your walls.”

“Really? Wouldn’t that be a hassle?”

“Not really. Don’t worry about it. After all, they might destroy the magic tool one day, so it would be safer if your walls were reinforced.”

“I see. Thank you, Locke.”

 

The barrier would stop dark wraiths.

However, it was possible that an arch vampire could force their way through the barrier and break the device.

And so it was necessary to strengthen the walls of the mansion so they couldn’t enter the building.

 

And so I turned to Kathe, Mors, and Luchila.

 

“I’m going to cast some strengthening magic now. You should watch.”

“Understood. I am very happy to be able to see you use magic up close.”

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