Chapter 35 – So many new comrades!
Kamyu easily broke the spider webs that were binding him, and then he stood up.
He spread out his arms as he rushed towards me.
“Damn it!! Haines, we must stop him!”
As Ashton and Haines were nearby, they quickly reached for their scimitars.
But Kamyu was already right in front of me.
“Aah! Lord Heal!”
He said as he closed his eyes and pursed his lips.
Uh? Was he…going to grab onto me and kiss me?
Sensing the danger, I moved back.
Shiel had stretched to create a barrier in front of me, and so Kamyu was blocked.
And while his face looked like it was smashed against the glass, his eyes were still fixed on me, which was quite scary.
“Now! Let’s get him!! Haines!”
And so Kamyu was immediately grabbed by Ashton and Haines.
“Hey! No need to be so rough! I don’t know what I shall do if…”
Kamyu looked quite red as they pushed him to the ground.
But in spite of his words, he seemed to be enjoying the situation…
In fact, he had been able to break his bonds as if it were the easiest thing in the world. If he wanted to, he could have freed himself from Ashton and Haines as well.
And so it was not too surprising when Ashton turned to me with a rather pale face.
“Lo-lord Heal. I hate to seem indecisive, but perhaps there is no need to allow this one to stay here…”
“Hey, Ashton. Surely that is going too far… Kamyu, listen to me. Everyone who lives on this island must agree to be tamed…”
Kamyu’s eyes welled up with tears.
“So you are not only going to help us, but keep us!? Well, for a man like you, it would be very welcome! Ah! It is too much!”
He said as he brushed Ashton and Haines off.
And then he got to his feet and…
A voice suddenly thundered.
‘Mmm…’ Kamyu crumbled to the ground and slept soundly.
The person who had unleashed the magic…
“I’m terribly sorry, Lord Heal… But it seemed that his fatigue was causing him to get excited. I thought it best that he get some rest.”
Rienna said calmly.
However, I had seen the flash of rage in her eyes…
“I-I see… Well, I suppose I could start taming the other orcs then.”
And like that, Sheorl welcomed its new residents.
While I thought of new names for each one, Kamyu alone insisted on keeping his old name.
This was because the Korbas chiefs had passed down this name for generations.
And he did not want it to die with his.
Though, Kamyu didn’t have any children.
In spite of the tragedy that befell them, he seemed to get rather excited at the sight of men. Maybe it was due to a desire for an heir.
But…Kamyu was a man…right?
Well, regardless of that, it seemed like the orcs would be able to contribute much to the island.
They were very strong, especially with their arms, which meant they could do all kinds of jobs.
Furthermore, the Korbas were veteran sailors, so once we had a proper boat, they might be able to get us supplies from other places.
There was the one ship that Ashton and the kobolds came in, but according to Kamyu, this was more of a fishing vessel and was not fit for navigating through the treacherous seas.
In any case, it seemed unlikely that anyone was in a rush to get out there again…
The orcs had been very frightened when I tamed them.
At first, I thought that they were afraid of me, but apparently, they were afraid that the Leviathan would start moving again.
A fleet of a hundred ships had been sunk, and nearly 4,000 of their comrades had died. So it was no wonder that they were afraid.
However, Mappa led a team that started to work on taking the Leviathan apart. And so the fear of the monster began to lessen.
Mappa used a knife to take off the scales one by one.
Once that was finished, there was a pile of scales that was the same size as a house.
They were thick and durable, but also clear as glass.
The blue skin that was underneath the scales was also very strong.
However, there was one thing that made it different from the cow leather that was so often used in armor. The Leviathan skin was able to stretch.
And it also had a very smooth texture that made it comfortable to touch.
As for the meat, Mappa started to shove it down his throat while it was still raw. And so everyone else started to copy him.
Mappa insisted that I try it out as well. And though I did not want to at first, it ended up being quite delicious.
It had just the right amount of fat so that it melted in your mouth… I had never thought that meat could be eaten raw before, so it was quite the discovery.
Obviously, it was not an amount that could be eaten in a single day, so the cave refrigerator had to be expanded in order to accommodate it.
And lastly, the bones… This too had a use, according to Mappa.
There was currently a great mountain of the bones next to the smithy.
Baris said that while most bones were brittle, these were hard like metal.
They would not break if you hit the ground with them.