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Chapter 166: Hatching
We frantically drive the carriage to get away from the broken Motoyasu, and head for our village.
I take it off of my back and examine it.
“Is the egg ready to hatch?” (Rafatalia)
“It seems that’s the case.” (Naofumi)
Well, something terrible did happen to her…
This egg is much bigger than Firo’s. It’s not big enough that I’d have to carry it under my arm, but it’s about as big as an ostrich’s.
Cracks begin to spread across the surface of the egg, and from it a small dragon begins to emerge.
“I think it’s probably meat.” (Rafatalia)
“Did we have any meat?” (Naofumi)
We should have some extra smoked fish and jerky in the store house, so we should be fine…
“I’ll ask Rat later.” (Naofumi)
“Let’s do that.” (Rafatalia)
Even if she hates it, she will probably talk.
Taniko has been getting annoying lately.
The dragon’s head is fully out of the shell. It lets out a cry.
“Did it hatch?” (Firo)
The dragon chick is about the size of my head. Much bigger than Firo was.
“Doesn’t it look a little strange?” (Naofumi)
Its tail is quite thick.
It has two horns, and it hasn’t grown any scales yet.
I try to lift it up and find it to be quite warm.
It starts blinking and rests its gaze on me.
It raises one of its arms as if to greet me, and lets out a sound.
“What would be good? Let’s ask the villagers.” (Naofumi)
“Fine, let’s decide one together.” (Rafatalia)
“Then should Firo rush to the village?” (Firo)
“We’re already quite close. There’s no need to rush.” (Naofumi)
I should feed the egg shell to the shield.
I touch the shell to the shield.
What? The shield lets out some sparks.
… series is currently locked.
Now that I think about it… I raised my level quite a bit, but I haven’t unlocked any dragon-based shields.
The Zombie Dragon didn’t give me such a shield, and I haven’t met any other dragons.
I don’t know the reason, but my shield has yet to unlock any dragon shields.
The closest thing I have at the moment is the Wrath Shield.
I don’t know how well I will be able to fight under this curse.
However there are many things I need to test out.
I need to get some Dragon Hourglass sand to unlock the Warp Skill, and get some weapons from the Old Man.
“Fufu… It looks cute. It reminds me of when Firo was little.” (Rafatalia)
The dragon grabs hold of Rafatalia’s finger and lightly gnaws on it.
This is supposed to be an incarnation of carnal lust?
I better raise it carefully.
Rafatalia goes off to talk to the other villagers, and Firo goes off to find Melty in the neighboring town.
And I walk into the Laboratory.
“Hm? It seems the dragon has finally hatched.” (Rat)
I lift the Dragon up and show it to Rat.
“Well then, let me give it a medical examination.” (Rat)
Rat carefully examines the chick, and does some light palpations on it.
“Okay, there are no problems to report. It is a male.” (Rat)
“That’s good.” (Naofumi)
“Though it has carnivorous tendencies, it is an omnivore. You can feed it whatever you want.” (Rat)
“Don’t feed it after midnight. Bad things will happen.” (Rat)
Is it that one? The one you can’t splash water on?
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“I recommend taking it hunting soon. The appetite of a growing dragon is not something to be trifled with. You better get it out of the way quickly.” (Rat)
“… Is that something I should worry over?” (Naofumi)
“Yeah, but Count, most of the kids in your village won’t lose out appetite-wise even to a hungry dragon.” (Rat)
Rat begins talking in a haughty tone. She seems to have arbitrarily come to her own conclusion.
“It’s part of the Wyr race. It’s a race with exceptionally high loyalty. It seems to be a mix of a pure-blood Wyr and a Tyrera.” (Rat) (TL: ウィル the common romanization of Wyrm without an m. Perhaps It is supposed to be something else.)
“It’s a monster that looks like a giant lizard. They don’t fly but make for good vehicles. Though they aren’t exactly common.” (Rat)
“I see…” (Naofumi)
I’ve never heard of or seen one.
“Is that how it is?” (Naofumi)
“It’s much more common in Faubrey, Shildfrieden and Silt Welt. Its natural habitat is quite limited.” (Rat)
“Your area of operation is quite small, you know, Count.” (Rat)
“I’m well aware.” (Naofumi)
When the other three heroes were sent to other countries, I had to remain here.
I never received any international missions.
If I can make a profit overseas, I should probably consider it but now is not the time for that.
But I don’t think I will be freed of my work here soon… Perhaps I should let the slaves branch out my company.
I’ll ask the Queen about it later.
“So you were over here.” (Female Knight)
Female Knight arrives at the Lab with Taniko.
“Well-” (Female Knight)
“Is this the Dragon child that came from the egg?” (Taniko)
Taniko interrupts Female Knight and stares intently at the baby dragon.
The dragon seems to give off a smile. It doesn’t seem to be afraid of strangers.
“Why do you listen to her words, but not mine!?” (Naofumi)
… Well, she’ll be taking a burden off my hands for a while.
I hand the dragon chick over to Taniko and face Female Knight.
“Ah, it seems that the country has sent over a military instructor for you.” (Female Knight)
“Military Instructor?” (Naofumi)
“You know the definition, right?” (Female Knight)
“Well, yeah… someone who teaches how to fight, right? I thought you were already teaching the villagers.” (Naofumi)
“You’re not wrong. But the person sent is a specialist in the field.” (Female Knight)
Female Knight seems to want to drag me over to him quickly. She starts explaining the situation.
“Hengen Musou? What is that? What sort of style?” (Naofumi)
It sounds like something someone with Chuunibyou would think of.
“Hmm… Is it strong?” (Naofumi)
“Of course. The style has left its mark on the histories of countries around the globe. Just like the Four Summoned and Seven Star heroes.” (Female Knight)
“It’s that famous? It must be an interesting style.” (Naofumi)
“However half a century ago, internal discord caused the death of a majority of its practitioners. Those left all swore to never pass it on. And this is the last practitioner left alive.” (Female Knight)
Something like that one godly martial arts style. (TL: Fist of the North Star)
“They said they were on friendly terms with you, but…” (Female Knight)
Who is it? Did I know such a person?
Female Knight grabs my arm and begins pulling me away.
“Could you come to see my progress on the Bioplant later? I think you will have to preform a modification on it.” (Rat)
“You should… go feed him something. I’m going to take him leveling soon.” (Naofumi)
I guess she’ll listen to my words this time around.
She does not protest against the slaying of innocent wild monsters.
Her philosophy is closest to Survival of the Fittest.
What exactly is she trying to accomplish?
“Your name is now Gaelion.” (Taniko)
“Don’t go arbitrarily naming it.” (Naofumi)
By the way, the villagers had also been trying to think of a name for the baby.
However after hearing that Taniko already gave it one, they lost interest.