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Chapter 36: The Cave King will live a Paradise Life -Becoming the strongest with the mining skill?- Chapter 36

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“Wh-what’s this!?”

Kamyu raised his voice in surprise when he lifted the Mithril axe.

“Is this really an axe? Are you sure it isn’t hollow?”

Mappa didn’t answer a single one of his questions.

He was just swinging his hammer and seemed to be making something.

And when it was finished, Mappa handed it to Kamyu.

“Is-is this…a saber?”

Mappa nodded.

From the blade to the hilt, everything was made of Mithril.

The pattern on the blade, the shape of the pommel, all of it was like a work of art.

And yet Mappa had created it in just a few minutes. His blacksmith skills really were amazing.

“What? This is for me…?”

Kamyu’s eyes brightened as he accepted the Mithril saber.

He swung it lightly and felt its weight.

“It-it’s amazing… I’ve never touched such a sword in my life. You’re incredible!”

Kamyu said with open arms, but Mappa shook his hands in front of him as a clear rejection.

While most people gave him looks of distaste, Mappa seemed much more like a gentleman.

However, Kamyu looked all the more regretful.

“Hmph. You’re just an old man anyway…who’s naked!! I didn’t even want a hug!”

Kamyu said as he turned his nose away.

He had been like this all day, ever since he got up to explore the island.

As for me, I helped the others gather the remains of the battleship and other boats, and build graves.

I had finished up and was on my way to where Baris was waiting.

“Kamyu and Mappa. Baris is calling you both. Come with me.”

“Ah, Lord Heal! Of course, I’ll go with you! So, that old man has business with me?”

“You’re the leader of the orcs. Baris wants to gather all of the leaders of the tribes and hold a council.”

While I said Baris, it was also my wish as well.

This was because I wanted to discuss a certain matter…that is, the use of the two Ascending Stones and the Substitute Stone.

Depending on how they were used, they could greatly benefit the island.

The Ascending Stone allowed monsters to evolve into any shape they desired.

For instance…

Goblins were unable to use magic because their bodies couldn’t use magic energy.

However, with the Ascending Stone, they could evolve into a body that could use that energy.

Furthermore, the Substitute Stone could be turned into any other kind of stone.

That included the Dragon Sphere Stone, which could bring the dead back to life.

There might be someone with a particularly special ability that we could resurrect so that they could help improve life on the island.

Of course, it could also just be used as an Ascending Stone. And we could also save it as a substitute for a stone we hadn’t discovered yet.

Still, I felt that the act of resurrecting people had to be done with extreme caution.

I liked to think that no one really died because they wanted to… But there could be exceptions… Maybe some were satisfied with their life and did not want to return.


It was not something that I could decide on my own.

Well, that was what I wanted to discuss. But Baris also had something that he wanted to discuss with the others.

And so, it was decided that now would be a good time to hold a council with the leaders.

A giant, round table of marble was set underneath the World Tree.

The Mithril Golem had made it under Baris’s orders.

Apparently, Golems were quite good at working Mithril, and this table was made in just a few minutes.

There were also marble seats prepared, and were it not for the fact that we were outside, this would have been considered a very fine council chamber.

Well, I doubted any would complain, given we were instead, underneath the branches of the huge World Tree…

Baris, Ashton, and Haines were already waiting at the round table.

Taran was also there, though, without a chair.

Goblins, Kobolds, and Cave Spiders, huh…

I would never have imagined that I would be living with such people on this island.

In the first place, I spent all of my time in the palace and the royal capital, so I never got to meet any monsters.

Rienna had prepared tea for everyone.

She was a goblin, but had used an Ascending Stone to turn into her current form, which was much like a human.

And she was more beautiful than any woman I had seen in the palace….

…No, I can’t think about that now.

I shook my head to get rid of such thoughts.

That’s when everyone noticed us coming and they got to their feet.

Baris bowed his head and the others followed.

“Sorry that we’re late, Baris.”

“No, no, Lord Heal. I’m sorry for having to call you.”

“Well, I’m the one that asked you to arrange this. Alright, let’s begin then. Kamyu, Mappa. Sit over there.”

And so Kamyu, Mappa, Shiel, and I took our seats at the round table.

Now we could begin…or so I thought. But then I noticed that there was one seat that was empty.

“Now that I think about it, where’s Erevan…?”

“Oh, the General is…”

Rienna’s head turned in a certain direction.

Erevan was there and seemed to be talking to Fule.

He nodded with a serious expression before noticing that we were watching them. And so he and Fule came over to the table.

“Chief, are you sure about this?”

“Do you mean the Ascending Stone? Well, Fule dug it up herself. She doesn’t need my permission.”

“But it’s such a valuable thing for someone like…”

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Fule answered.

 


“I know… It’s not like I dug this up myself. So I’m going to use this stone so that it benefits everyone. I promise.”

“Fule… Very well. You can use it so that you can be more useful to the Chief.”

“Yes! And of course, for you too, father!”

“Tsk. Don’t get so ahead of yourself… Well, I’ll have moderate expectations.”

 

…It was clear that Erevan was actually very happy to hear that, but he did his best to hide it.

 

After this display of familial affection, Fule turned to me.

 

“Well then, Lord Heal. I will use this stone.”

“I’ve said it many times already, it’s yours. You don’t need to hesitate. Just use it.”

“Yes!”

 

I answered her.

 

However, Kamyu looked like he wanted to ask me something.

 

On the other hand, Ashton and Haines must have heard of the Ascending Stone from Rienna. They gulped and watched Fule carefully.

 

“Okay…here goes.”

 

Fule raised the stone into the air, and the area was surrounded by a bright light.

 

And when it died down…

 

“A-a human!?”

 

That was the first thing that Erevan said.

 

Indeed, the person standing there had light skin.

 

The girl, who appeared to be about the same age as me, slowly opened her eyes.

 

She had short black hair that hung over one eye, and her eyes were just as dark.

Furthermore, she was on the slender side, but shapely and had toned arms and legs and developed abdominal muscles.

 

Everyone was looking at her in surprise. Why was she human?

Kamyu was especially shocked. His jaw was open so wide that I thought it might dislocate.

 


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As for the kobold baby, Ril, she seemed quite puzzled over the sudden disappearance of the old Fule.

 

As for me, I was the only one…who covered my eyes.

 

Fule sounded uncertain as she asked,

 

“Uh-uh…what happened?”

“What happened? You turned into a human as well…”

 

Erevan said.

 

“What? Really? A mirror…oh. Thank you, Shiel… Oh, it’s true.”

 

Shiel must have stretched out its body like a mirror for her.

 

Fule seemed to now be aware of her current form.

 

As everyone muttered to each other, Erevan’s voice echoed.

 

“What does this mean? …First the Princess, and now Fule. Are the Berdan somehow related to humans?”

“No… I have never heard of that being the case… Still, Fule. What were you hoping for when you used the Ascending Stone?”

 

I could hear Baris asking her.

 

“Huh? Uh… I simply wished that I could become strong, like Lord Heal.”

 

At these words, everyone seemed to be satisfied.

 

Baris answered.

 

“I see. So that’s why your hair, eyes, and height are similar to him. Was it the same for you, Princess?”

“Me-me? Indeed, I might have wished along similar lines!”

 

It wasn’t like Rienna to answer so vaguely.

However, Baris seemed to understand her perfectly.

 

“Hmmm. Hmm. I see.”

 

I thought that I did as well.


The Ascending Stone allowed the user to evolved into something that allowed them to have the shape and abilities they desired.

Rienna and Fule wanted to use magic, so it was no wonder that they had my image in their head.

 

Well, my own face wasn’t as pretty as theirs after evolving…

 

“Wh-what…so this is the Ascending Stone…”

“I have never seen such a thing…”

 

Ashton and Haines sounded very impressed.

 

And then I said,

 

“I see. You must be very happy, Fule.”

“Uh, ye-yes! This is thanks to you, Lord Heal! …But, why are you hiding your face?”

“Huh? Uh, it’s a long story… In any case, could you put on some clothes?”

“Hmm? Okay!”

 

Fule said, and I could hear her running off.

 

Apparently, she was gone now.

And so I opened my eyes.

 

Rienna seemed to understand, but the others were a little puzzled by my actions.

As for Kamyu he had been staring at the ground for quite a while now.

 

“Well, so there you have it. The Ascending Stone. Ashton, Haines, Kamyu. You understand now, don’t you?”

 

Ashton and Haines nodded.

 

However, Kamyu was shaking.

 

“Th-that’s impossible… Such a stone exists… This must be a dream…”

 

Apparently, he could not believe in the effects of the Ascending Stone.

 

Well, it wasn’t the only stone that defied belief…

 

“In any case, I want to talk about these stones now.”

 

And so everyone sat down, and the meeting began.



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