The martial arts tournament of Big Tree Village is after the autumn harvest.
The main idea is to make it into a harvest festival.
However, as the scale of the martial arts tournament increases, it will be difficult to do it all during the day of the festival.
Especially for the civil servant girls.
「It is very hard to run a martial arts tournament during a busy post-harvest period.」
「It will be impossible to hold the event like in the previous years.」
Given what happened last year, we decided to hold the martial arts tournament before this year’s autumn harvest.
As for the harvest festival, it should be something like a harvest festival.
Because of that decision, all parties involved gathered.
The demon king and the four heavenly kings.
They are also accompanied by the three beastboys and the high elf Rigune.
The demon king is delighted to see his daughter Yuri again…..Aren’t you overacting? You frequently see each other since you often come to Big Tree Village for the cats.
The four heavenly kings are all assembled, Randan, Beezel, Glatts, and Hou are here.
I feel like one of the beastboys is strangely close to Hou but….what happened?
Must be my imagination.
It seems like it has been a long time since I last saw the beastboys. They’ve grown up a lot and looked more adult-like now.
It should be a sign of being stronger.
Ah, they rolled out after being hit by Ursa.
I’m sure they have the ability to catch that before?
Were you caught off guard?
「No, Ursa’s bigger and more powerful now….」
Is that so?
Ursa has grown too…..is she…..
I did not notice anything because she’s with me all the time but she’s growing too.
I feel complicated.
Ancestor-san and Fushu.
They have a new companion with them.
It is a knight in full armor and his equipment is even making a “clang clang” sound.
Fushu introduced him to me.
「This man is called Schneider Ifka, a holy knight of the church. He strongly requested to participate in the martial arts tournament so I brought him here. I can guarantee his identity so please allow him to enter the village and participate in the martial arts tournament.」
She requested politely while standing in front of the village’s entrance so I’ll allow it.
After that, I asked ancestor-san.
「What’s wrong with him?」
Since ancestor-san suddenly let a stranger accompany him, I guess there is a reason….
「Nothing. However, this person is the type who constantly looks for someone stronger….If this person stays like this, this one’s going to jump out of the church and start rampaging so I let this one accompany me. I should have taken your permission first so I apologize.」
Since he’s apologizing politely, what else can I say?
Maa, there’s nothing to complain about in the first place. There’s no problem even if a few new faces show up.
There’s also the possibility of ancestor-san being too busy to get permission.
「Also, it’s not him but her. Although it’s hard to notice because she’s wearing armor, she’s a woman.」
「I was rude….but a woman named Schneider?」
「Her real name is Chelsea. She has a complex with her being a woman so it will be good if you don’t point it out.」
Ah, let’s have the others know that too.
「Also, she’s one of the heroes that the church has confirmed. A real one, not a fake.」
「….the demon king is here, is it okay?」
「For the time being, she only thinks of herself as a holy knight of the church so she hasn’t thought about anything related to defeating the demon king. Maa, in the event that she’ll try to slay the demon king, I will stop and teleport her back.」
What I’m trying to ask is if there would be no problem.
Schneider, she screamed and fainted when she saw the kuros and spiderlings.
Yup, there’s no problem.
Dors, Raimeiren, Girar, and Doraim.
Girar, Raimeiren, and Doraim have been in the village for some time and they even helped with harvesting.
The three impure dragons are prostrating before Dors in their dragon forms.
They’re not even moving a bit.
Dors said something to the three.
「Can you beat Dandaji?」
The three trembled.
I asked the nearby Hakuren.
「Who is Dandaji?」
「A dragon that reigns as the strongest among the impure dragons. I think it’s an ice dragon?」
「Strongest? Eh? Aren’t those three competing to be the strongest?」
「They are the strongest impure dragons that want the title of “Demonic Black Dragon”.」
Looking at those three, I almost misjudged the power of the whole impure dragon race.
「How strong is that Dandaji?」
「Dandaji huh, he probably can take a shot from Doraim. I’m not sure since he’ll probably run away from Doraim. 」
「Excuse me but, how strong is Doraim? 」
「Ahaha. From village chief’s point of view, Doraim is probably no different from Dandaji and those three. 」
No, I think Doraim is stronger than those three.
The two former four heavenly kings arrived from Village Five.
From the hot spring area, the ghost knight.
The lamias from the south dungeon and the titans from the north dungeon came too.
Yeah, they are regular members.
People from Village One, Village Two, Village Three, and Village Four came too.
Until now, only the kuros and the spiderlings had been voluntarily doing some qualifying matches but this year, we decided to hold qualifying matches for everyone too.
It’s because the number of participants increased.
The common section and the warrior section adopted the tournament system. The goal of the tournament is to narrow down the number of participants to some extent.
The three dragons joined the common section qualifiers, is that okay?
When I asked Girar, he said it should be okay.
No, I don’t mind them participating but they should only be in their human forms.
The three impure dragons were eliminated in the qualifiers.
All three of them were defeated by Ursa.
There is no injustice in a tournament.
It’s all because of luck.
Aegis, the phoenix chick, is comforting Ojess, the flame dragon who faced Ursa in the first round.
And, one more thing.
Holy Knight Schneider.
She was defeated by a lizardman hatchling.
Now….she’s healing herself by embracing the wine slime.
I don’t really care but stop burying your face in it.
You’ll get drunk with the smell of alcohol.