Published at 22nd of July 2021 05:15:17 AM

Chapter 38: The Cave King will live a Paradise Life -Becoming the strongest with the mining skill?- Chapter 38

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As I let out a scream, Kamyu also let out a high-pitched scream and covered her ample chest, just a little.

She was, however, not quite covering a certain symbol of masculinity.

“…Oh, Lord Heal. You scoundrel!”

Uh, it was an odd thing to say while flaunting your new body…

“Enough with this foolishness. Cover up this… What does this mean, anyway?”

As Erevan asked this, Rienna handed Kamyu the coat that she had been wearing originally.

I was also curious about this.

Kamyu was now a beautiful woman with wings…

However, one part of her had apparently stayed the same.

Kamyu answered as she wrapped herself in the coat.

“But it’s quite simple. And what is it to any of you what I look like? Ah, thank you.”

Shiel had moved in front of Kamyu and stretched out like a mirror.

“…Oh, I look just like an angel. Do not get me wrong, I was very beautiful before, but this stone really has quite an effect. I’ve become even more beautiful.”

“You clearly just wanted to become human so the Chief would like you… Well, at least you have wings and can likely fly… Still, was it also your wish to become a woman?”

Kamyu answered Erevan’s question immediately.

“Become a woman, you say? How terribly rude! I was a very fine woman already! You know, for such a handsome face, you really have no delicacy!”

Uh, so in other words…

Kamyu’s appearance had to do with earning my favor or just a general desire to be more beautiful.

She had not exactly wished to have a woman’s body.

So that was the explanation…

As Kamyu and Erevan argued, Rienna interfered.

“You two. Please stop this… In any case, Kamyu. You must put on some proper clothes. That coat is in tatters. We can have the kobolds fix it, as they are so good at sewing.”

“Indeed. This body will look even better in clothes now, so I will make some requests to them! Well, see you later, Lord Heal!”

Kamyu blew me a kiss and headed to the cave.

It was quite an evolution… That being said, the wings looked like they would allow her to fly, and I felt magical energy. So I suppose she had kept her promise.

“Hmm… I think that in the future, we should prepare clothes so as to not cause embarrassment. Now, it is my turn.”

Baris said as he raised the Ascending Stone high into the air.

And then just like before, Baris was enveloped in a blinding light.

And when it settled down…

Oh, how cool…

I couldn’t help but be impressed with the ash-colored person in front of me.

He still had the long ears and face of a goblin, but now he had two horns that looked like they were from a ram.

He was much taller than me and had a muscular physique that any human would be jealous of.

There were black, bat-like wings on his back. He looked like a mythological demon.

And while there were still some wrinkles, his eyes and nose were strong. There was no sense of the frailty that I had once felt in the old man.

“Hmmm… My body feels so much lighter now…”

Baris muttered as he looked at his limbs. His voice sounded much clearer too.

Even Erevan was surprised by this evolution.

“Are you really… Baris?”

“Aye. I feel more than just younger. I feel immense power… Is this what magic does?”

Baris smiled mischievously.

Well, maybe it was just his face. I didn’t think he was actually planning on doing something evil…

Erevan seemed a little upset that Baris now had muscles that were comparable, if not superior to his own.

Then Fule, who was now wearing a white shirt, called out to us.

“Sorry to keep you waiting! …Huh? Father? Are you starting to want to evolve as well?”

“…Sh-shut up! I’m the strongest without having to rely on such things!”

“Hmm… But evolving is quite nice. Now I can see on a similar level to you. And I feel so much strength in my body.”


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


Apparently, both Fule and Baris could sense the presence of magic within them.


If they could sense the magic energy, that meant they acquired the skill that detected it automatically.

And you needed quite a lot of magical energy to acquire it.

So in other words, Baris and Fule would be quite capable when it came to using magic.


As his dream had come true after so many years, Baris was overjoyed. However, he quickly returned to himself.


“…Pardon me, Lord Heal. It seems that Kamyu has returned. We can test our magic some other time.”


Kamyu rejoined us, now wearing a shirt. And we all sat around the table.


“So, about this Substitute Stone… I really do think that using it as a Dragon Sphere Stone and bringing someone back to life is the best option? …The problem is…who…”


I said. And then Baris opened his mouth.


“If you are going to resurrect someone, I think it should be the kobold queen…of the Tibris tribe.”

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Ashton and Haines looked very conflicted upon hearing this suggestion.


Ashton replied.


“It is something that sounds too good to be true… However, I am sure there are many who the others would wish to resurrect. And we have not contributed much yet….”


As Ashton said, many here on this island had lost family in wars.

And many of them would wish to bring their loved ones back.


“No, Ashton. I only made the suggestion with thoughts of the island. I have heard of how powerful the Tibris queen is, and that she can use magic. And I thought that she could do much in helping us.”

“I see… Perhaps you are right…”


The kobold baby was currently playing with Mappa and Shiel. If the queen were to return, the baby could reunite with its real mother.

And it would be a great thing for Ashton, Haines, and the other kobolds…

And Baris was probably right about her contributions to the development of the island.


After thinking about it for a moment, Ashton opened his mouth.


“…If I’m to be honest, I want to request that it be done as soon as possible. She was like a mother to us both. …However, would it not be better for the island if you saved the stone?”

“Indeed… One of us might die in the future.”

“Yes. I mean no offense…but if something happened to you, Lord Heal… It seems that keeping it would be wise.”


For my sake…


It was true that my own death would be a major blow for those that lived here.

I didn’t like to think about it, but the tribes would likely start fighting again.

After all, it wasn’t so much that they were loyal to me, but that I was an important part of the island.


Baris nodded.


“Yes, there is no need to use it immediately, just because you acquired it. Perhaps it should be kept as insurance for now.”

“I agree. Besides, you might find another Dragon Sphere Stone later and yet never find another Substitute Stone… So it should be kept for such an event.”


As Rienna said, it was possible that the Substitute Stone was much rarer.


What if I were to find a stone that was the only one of its kind in the world? This would be a replacement for that. So perhaps it was really the most valuable stone of all.

A stone better than the Dragon Sphere Stone… Perhaps a stone that could resurrect many people? If such a thing existed, we would regret using it now…


“…Very well. I think I will save it. Do you all agree?”


I asked, and they all nodded.


And like that, the precious stone returned to my pocket.


After that, we discussed finer details like individual roles on the island and the meeting came to a close.