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Praise the Orc! - Chapter 33


Published at 28th of June 2017 09:49:55 AM
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Chapter 33

Chapter 33 – Plains Rescue (4)



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A university restaurant .

Everybody was eating their meals . The TV stopped at one channel .

-Hello . I am Giuseppe, a reporter from [Surprise! What happened in Elder Lord?] .   I am now in the elven city, Arnin .  There is a strange thing occurring here!

Behind her were the high walls of Arnin . The camera illuminated Arnin’s landscape before focusing on Giuseppe again .

–Arnin is famous for its beautiful elf mayor, but there is something more mysterious than her beauty occurring here .  It isn’t here in Arnin, but in the Northern Arnin Plains, the place where triters are hunted to build up reputation .

She ran northwards towards the plains . The angle shook like the cameraman was chasing after her .

–What is going on here? This Giuseppe will go and check it out!

She discovered users walking out of the plains . Their faces were covered in mosaics .

-Hello .  Did you just come from the Arnin Plains?

–So what?

–People are saying that a miracle is happening at Arnin Plains, is that true?

–Ahh…

A dwarf male nodded .

-That’s right .  It is a very curious thing .  I was pleasantly surprised .

–What is it?

–You will know if you go there .  If you go now, then you will be able to meet him .

Subtitles appeared and there was a narrator .

-Who can she meet?

This time, Giuseppe asked the elf standing beside the dwarf . His face was also covered in a mosaic .

–Have you met him personally?

–Of course .  We drank and ate together all night .

–Drank?

–That’s right .  At first there was a misunderstanding, but he is a very kind and nice person .  My eyes were opened .

–Wow, is he really that great?

–He is truly…a true ○○ .

The last part referring to the character was beeped out .  The camera cut to another scene . Giuseppe stood at the entrance of the plains as she stared into the screen .

–Now, shall I go and see the rumored person?

Then Giuseppe entered the plains .  The spacious plains were filled with people struggling against the huge triters . Giuseppe lowered her voice and said,

–Now…let’s find out who the rumoured figure is .

Then she ran . She ran across the plains and found a user who had just killed a triter . Giuseppe moved cautiously .

–Here… Hello?

–Eh, what? Ah, Giuseppe! Aren’t you Giuseppe?

–Haha, do you recognize me?

-I’m a fan .  A big fan of ‘What happened in Elder Lord?’ .

–Thank you .

–But what are you doing… Ah! You came because of him .

The user nodded .

–Ah! Do you know who he is?

–Yes .   I know very well .  I thanked him for his help a few times .

–Thanked him for his help?

–Anyone who doesn’t know him here is a spy, a spy .  One spy was frightened off by him .  Hahaha .

Giuseppe looked at the screen with a coy look .

–Then…what type of person is he? I’m really curious .



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She asked the user again .

–Where can I meet him?

–Hrmm… He…because he is so busy…

The user stroked his chin and pointed in one direction .

–Do you see that rock over there?

–That big rock?

–Yes .  Wait over there .  It is the place where his legend began .

–Legend?

Giuseppe trembled and made a big fuss .

–Legend! Truly? What legend? And he might be waiting for us! My heart’s already pounding! I’m looking forward to it .  Would the viewers like to come along as well?

Then she bowed to the user and ran towards the rock .  It was an automatic shot that didn’t require a heavy camera, but the screen waved once again like someone was chasing after her .

They arrived in front of the rock . It was a big rock . But as they approached it, they saw something engraved in the rock .  Subtitles popped up .

[Do you want to know what is written on here…?]

Giuseppe breathed out and placed her hands on the rock and took a step back in amazement .

–There is something engraved here .  This…?

At that moment, the focus blurred . The letters engraved on the rock couldn’t be seen . Subtitles popped up .

[It will continue in a moment!]

Then the screen switched to some ads .  The customers watching idly in the restaurant started to complain as the advertisements appeared .

“Isn’t dragging it on like this annoying?”

“That’s right . That reporter, I don’t like her pretending to be so pretty either . ”

“But what is it about? I’ve never been there before . ”

“I have . I feel like puking every time I see a triter now . It was a few days of hard work . I even died once . ”

“Idiot . You died to those cows?”

“They aren’t cows . You would turn out the same if you made a mistake . ”

The customers in the restaurants started to tell their own stories about Elder Lord .  For some time, the latest capsule and electronic devices from the Myeongsong Group were advertised on the TV . The advertising model was a prominent ranker in Elder Lord .

After the ads were over, Giuseppe appeared on the screen again . The eyes of the customers turned back to the television again .

–Carved here…what is it…?

It is coarse writing, like it was made with a blade!

The screen was close up so the full sentence didn’t appear at first . Giuseppe touched each of the letters by hand .

–Warrior…

The screen got further away and the sentence on the rock appeared .

-A warrior doesn’t…attack unarmed people?

Giuseppe was confused .

–Who carved this? Warrior? Somehow, I can feel the spirit of chivalry .

It was at that moment .  Giuseppe suddenly turned her head . Her face turned pale .

–Uhh…?

The screen convulsed . There was a loud sound, like something had bumped into the camera .  A triter .  Giuseppe wasn’t a strong user so she ran away . The person recording her also ran . The screen kept on shaking .

The moment that the triter was about to reach Giuseppe .

–Kyaaaaah!

The screen was overturned .  The blue sky of Elder Lord appeared on the screen .  The silence continued .

The customers watching the video were confused .

“…Isn’t this a broadcasting accident?”

“But that isn’t a live broadcast . ”

“Is she dead? Why would they broadcast a death? To show that it’s real?”



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The customers in the restaurant murmured .  At that moment, something appeared on the screen .

“……?”

It was a big hand .  Thick fingers were seen first . The customers thought it was a dwarf, but the skin was green .  The rough hands filled with calluses filled the screen .

–Heook…

A groan emerged from Giuseppe .  The thick hand grabbed what was assumed to be the video recorder’s hand . Her body was pulled up and the screen shook again .  The sight revealed before them was an orc .

“Orc…?”

The orc had an unusual appearance .  First, the black bandana on his head . It was old and faded, like it had been used for a long time . The mark of the Blacksmith Company was engraved on the corner .

Below it was the face of an orc . Intense eyes that glared at them! A big nose, thick lips, and protruding tusks .  Fierce tattoos spanned his entire body and there was a huge greatsword on his back .  But the most unusual thing was the orc’s outfit .  There was a red cloth vest over leather armor . In the middle of the vest, a clear cross was drawn with a word embroidered underneath it .

[R . E . S . C . U . E!]

What did ‘rescue’ mean? Giuseppe couldn’t speak and just looked at the orc . The orc looked at her and the person shooting .  Then the orc raised a hand .

… . . !

The orc raised his thumb and turned around .  The back also contained a white cross with words underneath it .

[L . I . F . E . G . U . A . R . D!]

The orc disappeared into the triter hunting grounds .  What did they just see?

Rescue, lifeguard .  It was like the deep valley rivers, the beach at summer, and the snow-covered ski slopes .

Giuseppe muttered blankly .

–J-Just now, an orc saved us .  What is this?

The odd situation where an orc that was treated as a monster saved them! But this wasn’t the end .

A user hunting a triter appeared on the screen . The user flew through the air . The moment that the triter was about to trample on the user, the triter suddenly bounced away, like it was hit by a strong impact .

Then a black figure jumped towards it . The triter that had just been trying to stand up fell back down as blood emerged .  It was a perfect hunt .

The mysterious orc, who saved them previously, was standing in front of the triter with the giant sword .  The sight of him holding the greatsword in the middle of the broken triter was magnificent .

Then the orc raised his thumb towards the user .

… . . !

It was the coolest thumbs up that they had ever seen .  The user bowed and also did a thumbs up . The orc turned around like nothing had happened and sat down on the ground . He watched the people hunting .

Giuseppe hurriedly approached the user who had just been saved .

-Hello User!

–Uh…? Ah, hello?

-I am Giuseppe, a reporter from [Surprise! What happened in Elder Lord?] .   Please explain the strange scene that I just saw .  What is going on?

–Ahh… You came for him…

He pointed to the orc . The orc was just sitting there silently .

–That . . he is a mute orc warrior .

–Mute…?

–The thing that is occurring here…

The screen changed to a story .  Instead of Giuseppe, the narrator started to explain the orc’s story .  

The situation was this: He came to the city of elves because he wanted to enter Arnin, but was denied access because he was an orc .  

An orc actor appeared for a retelling . Although it was sloppy, he somewhat resembled the orc .  As soon as he was about to enter a castle, an elf actor appeared and stood in front of him .

–You can’t access .

‘Is it because I am an orc?’ The orc asked through gestures .

–An orc isn’t allowed to enter here!

-…… . !

The orc made a despairing pose .  The narrator explained .

–He was shocked to hear that he couldn’t enter because he was an orc .  However, he found out that there was another way to enter Arnin…

The orc actor formed a fist and nodded . He headed to the Arnin Plains with a hopeful expression .

–It is nothing other than hunting monsters on the Arnin Plains .  But what he saw was many people suffering while hunting the monsters .



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The orc actor looked sad .

–He couldn’t speak, but he was still a tough orc warrior .  He made a decision…

The orc actor decided something with a firm expression . He started running through the Arnin Plains .

–He helped those in danger .

-The orc saved people .

The pet pigs representing the triters fell and the orc warrior actor raised his thumb at the person who thanked him .

–As he can’t speak, this thumb is the best way for him to express himself .

All of a sudden, the atmosphere was reversed .

–Of course, things weren’t always good .  One day, a user thought of the orc as a simple monster and struck…

The orc actor and human actor confronted each other with knives .

-He was victorious after some difficulty and was on the verge of killing the human .

The orc and the kneeling human were surrounded by four or five actors . All the humans called for the orc to kill his opponent .

Kill! Kill! Kill!

–But after all that, he made a difficult decision .

The orc shook his head .  The other actors were shocked by his decision . ‘Why?’ They protested . The orc looked distressed as he wasn’t able to speak .

–Instead of answering with words, the orc inscribed his will on the rock with his sword .

The orc actor aimed the knife at a rock .  Then the screen changed and illuminated the giant rock that actually existed on the Arnin Plains .

[A warrior doesn’t attack unarmed people . ]

-It was this .

For a moment, it shone . ‘Ohhh’ . The sound of an audience cheering was produced as an audio effect .

–This is all true .

It changed to an interview screen . All of the users had mosaics on their faces, but they all praised the orc .

–He is reliable .  Really .

–I can’t even count the number of times my life was saved because of him .  A truly great person .

–The name? Um, he can’t talk .

–I don’t know how it happened .  But this much is clear .  We were mistaken about orcs .

–He is…

-Genuine…

-Genuine…

-A true…

The interviewers all finished simultaneously .

–A warrior .

The screen was switched .  Giuseppe followed the orc .

–Orc! Orc!

-…… .

The orc seemed annoyed as Giuseppe followed him .  In the end, the [Surprise! What happened in Elder Lord?] production team couldn’t get an interview with him .  Giuseppe was forced to finish the program in front of the rock carved by the orc .

–Unfortunately, I was unable to interview him .  It is a shame, but the sentence that he left behind tells us who he is on its own .

The sentence shone again on the screen .

‘A warrior doesn’t attack unarmed people . ’

Many things were implied with the sentence .

–Although he is a NPC, it seems that we have a lot to learn from him .  Especially at this time, when many ethical problems are being raised about Elder Lord .  I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful, delightful and warm Elder Lord life .  This was Giuseppe, a reporter from [Surprise! What happened in Elder Lord?] .

She waved her hand . At the same time, the camera rose into the sky and captured both her and the rock . It continued to climb up until the rock looked like a toy, capturing the image of the plains and the blue sky of Elder Lord .

The narrator finished .

–The nameless orc .  I hope his life as a great warrior will last for a long time .



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The broadcast closed with this voice and some music .  The program ended .

The restaurant’s customers rose from their seats .

“That was amazing . Was that really an orc?”

“Really . Aren’t there many witnesses on the Internet? It is more interesting to see it directly . ”

“The orc is great . ”

“Are you doing anything now?”

“Where did he go? People will come and watch . ”

“Hey, do you want to try becoming an orc?”

“Yes . ”

The university students left the restaurant .  When they talked about the program they just saw, all of them usually asked one question .

“That orc, what is he doing now?”

 

***

“……”

Elwina, the elf guard at Arnin’s gate, looked at the orc in front of her in surprise .

This was the first time that someone had raised their reputation so quickly . It usually took a month of focused hunting .

In addition, his pass wasn’t just a permit .  It was an honourary citizenship granted by the Arnin Plains administrator . It was an honourable title only given to those who did great achievements in Arnin . He would be treated as a citizen of Arnin .

Elwina’s heart started pounding . The orc had really solved the task he was given . He was much more wonderful than she had thought .

“I-Incredible . I’m not surprised so don’t be mistaken . ”

Elwina tried to say calmly .  The orc didn’t answer .

“What, are you ignoring people now?”

“……”

“Why do you keep…ah . ”

The orc was pointing at his mouth .

Elwina blushed .  “Ah, that’s right . I had forgotten . When I think back, I think I used too much strength . I didn’t know it would still last . Well, I’m sorry . ”

She dismissed the magic .  Silence was disabled .

“So now…”

“Hey, elf with no manners . ”

“W-What?”

“Because of you…!”

She looked at Crockta with a hurt expression .  Crockta looked at the beautiful elf and changed his next words .

“…So pretty . ”

“Oh my god . ”

“Well then, I’ll see you later . No offense, pretty elf guard . ”

The Crockta confidently headed through the gates .  Elwina stared blankly at his back . She felt a strange feeling .

Then someone spoke to her .  “Young Lady . ”

“…Don’t call me that . I am now a guard . ”

“The mayor is calling . ”

“Mother?”

Elwina was confused .

“She said to stop being a guard . ”

“Please tell her that I will do as I want . ”

“If Young Lady doesn’t return home right now, then she will sell all of your collection…”

“I understand . I will go back . ”

Elwina sighed .



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