Episode 127 Giant Beast’s Nest
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“Thirty billion! What the hell are you talking about? There’s no way we can come up with that kind of money.”
When I told Jean about the materials needed to generate a Ludia core, he reacted as I imagined he would.
“No, that’s why I’m talking about preparing the materials on our own.”
“Even if we prepare them, orichalcon and phoenix stone are very rare materials, they will be hard to find.”
“I’ve heard that Rafishal has an idea about that.”
Rafishal began to speak without looking up as he read a book of some kind.
“Well, there used to be a lot of them, I don’t know about them now, but I think it’s worth a try. If we get a bunch, we’ll make a lot of money.”
“Hoho, a hidden mine of orichalcon and phoenix stone…….I’m interested if that’s true, so where is the place?”
“It’s a nest of giant beasts.”
Jean froze for a moment as Rafishal answered briefly.
“You’re lying…….I mean, did giant beasts really exist?”
“Yes, there were, and I created magicrafts to fight the……powerful behemoths that reigned over the continent as enemies of mankind. Magicrafts are not tools for people to fight each other with…….”
“Well……the word “behemoth” is only heard in scary old stories nowadays, so how did behemoths die out?”
“The behemoths have not been destroyed. They’re just sealed off in certain locations on the continent. So when the seals are broken, they’ll come out again.”
“You’re kidding, right?”
“No, I’m telling the truth. If that happens, there might not be anything humanity can do about it…….The next ones to disappear from the earth might be humans.”
“That’s scary…….So we’re going to that scary giant beast’s lair?”
“The seal is very strong. They won’t be able to break it easily.”
“That’s good. Where are we going?”
“The nearest den of behemoths from here is probably Diable.”
“Diable? That lost land? That’s a long way north.”
“Don’t worry, there’s a shortcut. There’s actually a way out. The entrance to the underground stream is at Beal Life Canyon, east of here, so it won’t take too long to get there.”
“I think it’s south of a small country called Emou.”
“I’ve never heard of Emou…….There are countless small countries in that area, so I don’t know.”
“I don’t mind where we’re going next, but what happened to the job offer for the ride carrier crew?”
I asked about the status of the job offer, which was one of the purposes of our visit here, since the topic about the giant beast’s nest seemed to have come to an end.
“We’re interviewing tomorrow, since we’ve got about twenty applicants so we’ll probably hire half of them.”
“Did you get any applications for mechanics?”
I thought Rafishal and Obi-Wan were good enough, but it’s a good idea to hire more if they were good people, so I’ll check them in the interview tomorrow.
“Oh, yeah, Rafishal, Obi Wan, I’ve asked Liza to be the interviewer, but would you guys be willing to sit in on the interview and see if there are any good candidates?”
“I don’t know if I can handle such a big role…….”
“What’s a wise guy like you saying? Please help me.”
The next day, the interviews were held as scheduled. Jean had said he would hire half of them, but he ended up hiring fifteen people as crew members. He also decided to hire a ride carrier pilot and two mechanics.
“In the meantime, let me introduce you to our newly hired ride carrier pilot and mechanics.”
Jean said and brought in three people.
“First, the ride carrier pilot, Fistina.”
Fistina was a woman with long light blue hair. Her eyes were a clear, beautiful light blue, and when she stared at me, I felt as if I were being sucked in.
“These are the two mechanics. They are brothers Darm and Balm. They’re also scavengers, so you can work with them.”
The two brothers, Darm and Balm, were twins. They were both big men, about two meters tall, and looked like professional wrestlers with lots of muscle. Rafishal and Liza said they hired them because they thought it would be helpful to have someone to do the heavy lifting.
The three of them, as well as the crew, were told that all the newcomers would soon be able to join us, and that we would be leaving Baranuca tomorrow, albeit on short notice.
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