Hello from my hideout after a long time.
The third month of winter is almost over, and spring is just around the corner.
Right now, I, Sera, Seliana, Elena, and Alex, are heading to the royal capital in a carriage.
It seems that children of nobility above the rank of baron will go to an aristocratic academy in the royal capital for one year starting from the first month of spring of the year they turn 15.
Learning itself is enough by hiring tutors or going to the school in the territory, but there they would learn how to meet people of the same age within the kingdom, make connections, form factions, common knowledge, and manners.
After that, it seems that it is important for the nobility to get in touch with life in the capital of their own kingdom.
I heard that even nobles don’t seem to move much from their territory.
It may be similar to going to Tokyo at least once, to see a wider world.
It also accepts international students from other countries, and it is said one of the purposes is to interact with them.
It seems that they will also make diplomatic connections there to be used in the future.
I guess nobles are also having a hard time.
With that said, the Zerkis territory can be found at the eastern end of the Mesaria Kingdom.
It seems that the students from this territory usually depart in the second month of winter, but we use my [Hideout] inside the carriage, put our luggage there, reduce our load to only one carriage, and increase the transportation speed. We are using such a brute-force technique.
Normally, the journey will take about two months, but we plan to cut it into one month.
Around the end of the first month of winter, when I was told to experiment to see if anyone other than me could enter the [Hideout] and was suddenly handed a rabbit, I was terrified.
The result showed that it was possible.
I can’t make a simple comparison, but showing my room in this pre-industrial era on Earth is difficult to explain, so I hesitated, but it seems that those who gain constantly activated type can understand the details of the skill, so by pretending that my [Hideout] is a constantly activated type of skill, I was able to get over that.
Now everyone is used to relaxing in the living room.
I wondered if it would be fine because we refused to add more bodyguards on the road, but since every territory is focusing on maintaining public order at this time, it seems that there will be no problem traveling with a small number if combined with Seliana’s skills.
[Area Recognition], Seliana’s skill.
It covers a fairly wide area, and seems to allow her to distinguish the creatures of a certain size from enemies, allies, and others.
It also penetrated [Hideout], so it was this skill that found me.
It cannot be underestimated because the fact that I was accepted by House Müller was because I was certified by Seliana that I was not an enemy.
It is effective even from within my [Hideout], so although you normally not leave the town before the sun sets, with this skill, she can check if there are any enemies, so we can aim for one or two cities ahead.
That’s how we gain more distance.
“Sera, come and help clean up.”
In the early afternoon, when the royal capital was only a few days away, I was cleaning up for lunch inside my [Hideout], which had already become a familiar place here.
Elena, of course, Seliana also seems to be surprisingly good at housework, so they had become completely familiar with the modern kitchen. Thinking that they had no chance to show that skill despite knowing, our meals and other housework are done by the two of them.
“Yeah. Tell them it was delicious.”
I got out of my [Hideout] and went to Alex on the coachman’s seat.
Other than the occasional horse break, he is the driver all the time.
He has quite a strong butt.
I also tried sitting there when I first got on the carriage, but the carriage is a vehicle with bare wheels.
It shakes a lot.
20 minutes was my limit.
Please work hard for the last few days.
I collect the dishes and return to my [Hideout] and hand them over to Seliana who was washing things.
“He said it was delicious.”
“Is that so? I’m glad to hear that. There are only a few days left, so we can only ask him to work hard. Aren’t you bored as well?”
“Nah? Not really.”
Alex is the driver, and Elena will be guarding Seliana during the night, so she will take a nap inside my [Hideout] during the day.
Seliana was reading the many books she had brought with her and the books I had secretly borrowed from the church.
She seems to like the one-seat sofa in the living room and was always occupying it.
Me, in my case, although I’m an 8-year-old child on the outside, I’m an adult on the inside.
Similarly, I was enjoying myself by reading books and occasionally going outside with my [Floating Orb].
However, the [Prayer], which I had been trying to activate for most of this month, still had no response.
What is this really…?
Sera – [Hideout] [Prayer] [Floating Orb] [Shadow Sword] [0 Divine Coin]
Seliana – [Area Recognition] [ ] [4 Divine Coins]
Elena – [ ] [Green Fang] [0 Divine Coin]
Alex – [ ] [Red Shield] [0 Divine Coin]
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