“Indeed, the merchant will come. But what does it have to do with safety?”
“Like I said before they will run away if it’s dangerous.”
After she nodded, she immediately asks another question.
“Yes, I can understand that. But what it has to do with the country’s strength?”
“Country with great strength is less likely to be invaded by other countries. A country like us is a lot safer since we’re under the protection of a larger country. In short, they can safely run their business here.”
Moreover, Gallia is not only a big country but also the leader of the Fifteen Countries of Federated States.
There’s only a few who want to mess with this alliance.
“There is also the merchant who makes a great profit in the unstable country but they aren’t our target this time. To be precise, we’re looking for the small business merchant who can’t cross the dangerous bridge.”
“So, you’re taking advantage of the safety of this country to attract the merchant?”
That’s what I just said.
“Having a flat organisational structure is a standard practice in business which means we can attract the major firm if we bring those merchants here first.”
“Now I understand it. But, if so, wouldn’t it be better if the named monster appears instead?”
The monsters that participate this time is the unnamed one.
I guess it would be strange.
“Is there anyone who’ll bring out their best fighting forces just for show?”
At that point, those from other countries who have no intention of visiting this place will be appearing immediately.
So there’s no way I’ll let my best fighting forces to enter the fight.
In the end, I have to tell them something along the line, “My country has a lot of soldiers so it’s hard to arrange it.”
“I’m sorry about what I said earlier.”
“No, what you just said is true. I should’ve explained it first. Sorry.”
Saying so, Eins left the place with a smile on her face.
On the next day, a large number of townspeople came to the arena.
At first, I thought there will be only 200 or 300 people at most. In a way, “Let’s judge the fighting power with everyone!” or something like that, had caused nearly 90% of the town’s population to be here.
The street will be completely empty for a while. Besides from not having the people I like to be here, everything seems to be fine.
The Kill Doll, the Golem, the EX Machina, the Witch Doll, the Magi Puppet and the Magi Doll entered the arena one by one.
On a standby, they wait for the signal to start.
As soon as the sound ‘GON!’ goes off, everyone rushes forward.
Among them, the fastest EX Machina throws its shurikens towards a Kill Doll.
The Kill Doll deflects them with its sword arm.
Realizing the shuriken attack doesn’t work against it, the EX Machina pulls out its sword and slashes at it.
However, the blow was stopped by the Kill Doll’s blade.
Locking swords, both of them jumps back at the same time.
A few moments later, a huge fireball passed through the spot where they were before.
The Witch Doll being seen firing it, immediately starts chanting another spell.
As the Kill Doll and the EX Machina were about to jump, they were blown away by a huge fist coming from the side.
The golem which blew the two, as if it were nothing, immediately hits the Witch Doll while taking both kicks from the Magi Doll and the Magi Puppet.
The magic released by the Witch Doll then burn the Golem.
Having no magic resistance, the Golem receives a huge damage and fall to its knees.
The Magi Puppet, jumping in for the kill, was suddenly trapped in rain of kunai along with the Golem.
Trying to deflect them, the Magi Puppet was somehow hit by two kunai.
Originally, the Golem has a high physical defence but since it’s gradually weakened, it collapses.
As the Golem disappeared, the remaining kunai are now focused on the Magi Puppet. The Magi Puppet was then defeated.
With that, the Golem and the Magi Puppet are now out of the match.
Regarded as a strong enemy which put down the two, the Magi Doll and the Kill Doll pounce on the EX Machina.
Parrying the Kill Doll’s blade and dodging Magi Doll’s fist, in a two-to-one fight, it is steadily pushed back by its formidable enemies.
During the clash, suddenly, a yellow magic square, releasing a crackle electricity-like sound, appeared beneath those threes.
The next moment, a loud sound beyond the thunder echoed throughout the place.
At first, I thought the game has been decided since there’s nothing left on the spot until ‘CHING!’ sound was heard.
Looking at the source, the Witch Doll seems to be blocking the Kill Doll’s sword with its cane.
Although the Witch Doll manages to block the first 3 hits, due to continuous attacks from all four directions by the arms and the legs, the damage received gradually increased.
A few minutes later, the venue was flooded with the voice from the crowd cheering for the Witch Doll telling it to kill the Kill Doll quickly. A remarkably loud metal clashing sound echoed in the arena.
The Witch Doll flicked both of the Kill Doll’s hands using the cane.
Before the Kill Doll manages to descend, a green magic formation appeared between them, blowing it away.
The moment the Kill Doll rebounds and landed on the ground, an orange magic square appeared underneath it.
As soon as the Kill Doll landed, it explodes with a loud sound.
The spectators were surprised by the explosion.
The smoke from the explosion was then blown away by the wind.
There’s nobody there and the gong was sounded.
At that time, the cheers from the crowd shake the whole place.
The Witch Doll has been decided as the winner.
Puffing up its magnificent chest, the Witch Doll stood in the middle of the arena with its cane raised up into the air before leaving the place.
At the end of the day, I called the winner, the Witch Doll, to the study.
“Witch Doll No. 1 has arrived.”
Entering the study, the Witch Doll greets me.
“First of all, congratulations on your win in the arena.”
“Your words are wasted on someone like me!”
For real, I think you did well.
Thanks to the championship, the three from before has also evolved.
Moreover, there will be a difference in level as well since everyone is the best.
“Now then, the I reason I called you here is to talk about your reward.”
The Witch Doll shook a little.
“Even so, the reward has not yet been prepared. But then, there’s no point going as far as winning without it. So I decide to make your wish come true.”
“What is a wish?”
The Witch Doll tilting its head asked about it.
“It can be anything. Whether it’s gold or a vacation, I’ll do everything I can.”
Listening to those words, after thinking for a while, the Witch Doll seems to have decided what it wishes for.
“I want to take a bath with Master!”
Speechless, I hold my head.
There are two types of Witch Doll which are the male-type and the female-type. It will be fine if it’s a male-type but this one is clearly a female-type.
“Is it no good…?”
“It’s alright. Call me when it times for bath. That’s all.”
Even without expression, I know it’s feeling sad.
I guess I can’t refuse it.
“Understood. I’ll be looking forward to it.”
I might just faint from anxiety tonight.
Well, compare to Eins which is closer to being human, it’s nothing.
“For a change, let’s go for a walk.”
While I was in the town, the arena had become a hot topic.
“How regrettable the Kill Doll is” and “the Witch Doll’s magic is amazing”, are the only thing I heard.
In some ways, I also wanted the people to look at it in another direction. Would it be possible on the first try?
It then happened.
When I came to pass by a group of townspeople, I heard one of them said, “If they are this strong that means this town is safe!”
With this, I only have to wait for the news to reach the merchant.
When I got back to the study, the system message rang.
『Intruders appeared in the dungeon. 』
When I opened the window screen, I can see four adventurers were looking around the place.
『How did they make this? 』
『It’s completely different from the outside… 』
I didn’t expect this kind of reaction.
Now then, I hope these guys will shed some good information from the outside.