I don’t know much about the world, Algonia. I know this world is similar to a game and has a magic and skill system, but I don’t know the details of this system.
I was always afraid someone may start questioning me if I didn’t know about things that are common knowledge in this world.
But with Claudia, due to the slave contract, I can ask her anything I want. So, I bought Claudia and brought her back to the inn straight away —
“Even though you purchased me, I didn’t expect you to want to use my body…..”
“No, I didn’t buy you for that reason.”
“–I understand. I was sold to you as a slave. I understand that I’m required to do such acts if you ask it of me.”
“No, it’s not like that.”
“–It’s okay, you don’t have to worry. I was to be sold to a brothel, so I learned certain techniques before then. I’ve prepared myself for this.”
This girl, she just confessed to something terrible.
“It’s fine that you’ve prepared yourself, but you’re not listening to me.”
“But my body has this ugly burn on it. Ah, but Master said he didn’t mind it, so I should’ve expected this much.”
“You’re not listening to what I’m saying.”
“– No, I don’t plan on resisting. I may be a bit awkward the first time, but I will do my best to please you!”
“…..Sure. For now, maybe you’d like to listen to what I’m saying properly?”
Out of fear, Claudia closed her eyes. Claudia’s cheek…it seems painful when the burnt skin is being stretched. Her skin seemed to be stretched tight around the side of her face.
Claudia opened her eyes and trembled when she saw me.
“…Master, I thought you said you weren’t a sadist?”
“I told you that, for the time being, I don’t plan on treating you like a sex slave.”
“Is that so? So you don’t plan on making me service you in the morning or before going to bed? Or making me not wear any underwear? You don’t want me to be ready to accept you at anytime or anyplace whenever you ask?”
It was a bit strange hearing such a beautiful voice say such dirty things.
“………Who taught you about these things?”
“My onee-san was my teacher.”
I feel like I have an idea of what kind of person her sister is.
“For now, I don’t want anything like that from you. I’d like you to teach me about various things.”
“Umm, do you mean……how to please a man?”
“Please, be serious.”
Does she actually think I’d want to know how to do that?
“I wanted to go over the details of the slave contract before you agree. There are two parts of the contract you’ll be required to follow. Is that okay with you?”
“Umm…….It’s not like I can refuse. Even if you order me to do indecent things, I’ll follow your orders.”
“For now, it’s not anything indecent. Even if you were to refuse, Claudia, I wouldn’t do anything to you. I don’t plan on forcing you into the contract or hurting you in any way. You don’t need to be worried.”
Trying to break the slave contract will most likely have a similar result as when I tried to break the contract with Rose. In other words, there’s no way she can go against my orders once under the contract.
So, I don’t want to force her to agree to something like that.
“Umm…..Well, I can’t answer without knowing the content of the contract.”
“The first part is simple. If there are any signs that you are becoming Yandere, I want you to tell me immediately.”
“Of course, I can agree to that, but……Will that even be possible?”
“Ah, there shouldn’t be any problem. For me, nothing is worse than the fear of a girl turning Yandere without any warning.”
“By that do you mean……..you have experience with that, Master?”
“…..Something like that. A Yandere girl kept me captive. Various things happened, but I managed to escape….Though, I’m afraid she has sent someone to capture me.”
I guess Claudia was able to infer some things from the word ‘captive.’ She was looking at me like she pitied me.
I thought about how much pain this girl must have been through. Her family collapsed and she was sold into slavery. She then suffered terrible burns while waiting to be sold. Yet, she still feels sorry for me.
I was held captive by a Yandere girl and even had all of my limbs removed. I felt like I could sympathize with her a little.
“Please, wait a moment. Master, are you saying you expect me to protect you from this pursuer?”
“No, I’ve been told about your curse. I’d be glad if you’d be able to protect me more in the future, but, for now, it’s more than enough if you can protect me from the average Yandere.”
“Well, I actually have the Feminist ability as well. And, even worse, it’s rank S.”
“Feminist rank S…..that truly is a terrible combination.”
That’s a bit cruel to say, but it’s not like I can deny that.
I bet she’s thinking, “ Why would you rank up the feminist ability to S if you already had ‘To Be Loved To Death By Yanderes’ at rank SSS?” To be honest, I sometimes ask myself the same thing.
…..Well, at that time, I didn’t know any better. Still, I should’ve been more cautious.
“Before going over my own story, I’d like to go over the second part of the contract. I will tell you some secrets about myself, Claudia. You are not allowed to reveal this information to any other party without my permission. The only exception would be if it would in some way help me.”
“I also have no problem with agreeing to that. I’m willing to agree to the contract.”
I repeat the content of the contract once more and have Claudia agree to it.
“Is this okay?”
“Yes. You should be able to see if you look at your status screen.”
“Eh? You can see your status window, Claudia?”
“Of course I can……Isn’t that common knowledge?”
“No, I wouldn’t know anything about this world. Actually, I was reborn in this world after I died.”
“……….What? You’re saying you’ve been reincarnated here from a different world?”
She looked at me as if I were insane.
“I’ll show you my status to prove it… How do I show someone else my status window?”
“Just open your status window and think about what you want to display to the other person…eh? Are you being serious?”
“I’m absolutely serious. Status open.”
While thinking about showing my status to Claudia, I opened the window.
“Umm…..I can’t read your name.”
Claudia curiously tilted her head. That’s because my name is written in kanji.
“Ah, it says ‘Yuzuki.’ It’s written in the language of my country.”
“He~e, Master’s native language….”
Claudia looked at the next item in my status.
“U-Umm, your overall ability score is over 102,000?”
“There are various reasons for that.”
By the way, the overall ability score seems to be based on the total amount of SP spent on acquiring skills. Negative skills like ‘Feminist’ don’t seem to have any effect on it.
“Various reasons…….What reason would there be for having such a ridiculously high number!?”
“It will make sense if you look over the rest of my status.”
“The rest? Umm…you have a pretty high ranked willpower. You also have a lot of different skills and even several specials skills. What’s this one here…immortality… Immortality!?”
Claudia remained staring at the “Immortality’ skill for some time. Her eyes widened and then she looked back at me.
“Master, you’re immortal!?”
“Immortality is a skill that makes it so I no longer age and when I die I will be revived.”
“No, no, no, that’s not what I want to know. Why do you have that skill in the first place!?”
“You’ll also understand that if you keep going.”
“Keep going…what else is going to surprise me….”
Claudia stopped at my titles.
“‘Goddess Medea’s First Love’ and ‘Received Goddess Medea’s Love’!? ‘A Traveler From a Different World’ and ‘Loved to Death By Yanderes’!? What are these titles!?!?”
“Well, in my previous life I was stabbed to death by a Yandere. Medea-nee helped me and reincarnated me in this world.”
Even though I only briefly went over everything that happened, Claudia looked as if she was in complete disbelief. I can tell she’s really frightened.
“……I don’t even know what to say.”
“Well, it is the truth.”
“Umm……Can I ask you why you call her Medea-nee?”
“She’s the Goddess Medea. She wanted me to call her ‘Medea onee-chan’ but I was against that. So, we settled on ‘Medea-nee.’”
“……….I don’t think I understand.”
“Yeah, I thought it was a bit strange as well.”
“No, I meant how could someone give a Goddess a nickname…..”
Even though I thought she’d be able to understand me….
“Anyway, do you believe that I came from another world?”
“Well…I don’t think I have much choice but to believe you after seeing that.”
“Is there a way for me to disguise my status?”
“I believe there’s a camouflage skill that can counter the appraisal skill. As for disguising your status screen when you show it to someone, I don’t think that’s possible.”
“Ah, I see. That’s convenient and inconvenient at the same time….”
It’s good for protecting me against other people checking my status, but if I were to ever need to show my status screen to someone, it could be bad. I’ll need to keep that in mind.
“Master, why did you tell me all of this?”
“Well, I don’t really know anything about this world. So, I’d like you to teach me as much as you can.”
“So that’s what you wanted.”
“For now, can you show me your status screen?”
“Certainly. Status open.”
Immediately after Claudia said this, a window opened in front of her. I went around to the other side and looked over the screen.[Name]: Claudia [Overall Ability Score]: 18,200 [Base Skills]
Strength: F / Stamina: E / Intelligence: C / Dexterity: B / Magical Power: A / Willpower: B / Luck: E[Resistances]
Curse: E / Fear: C / Misfortune: E / Pain: E / Yandere: S
Sewing: C / Negotiation: D / Sexual Technique: D[Hereditary Skills]
Support Magic / Business[Special Skill]
Foresight: C / High-Speed Chant: F[Rare Skill]: None [Bad Status]
Curse of Weakness: A
Easily Pressured: C
Slave Contract: A
- Details of the slave contract: If you feel like you’re becoming Yandere, tell your master as soon as possible. Don’t reveal any of Master’s secrets to others.
A Fallen Lady[SP]: 524 SP
“…..Hou, your ‘Sexual Technique’ is rank D and your ‘Easily Pressured’ skill is rank C……ecchi.”
“Wh-wh-wh-what exactly are you looking at, Master!?”
“No, I just thought it was a good combination.”
I touched her status window to see more details on her skills. I don’t really need to know about her sexual skills, but ‘Easily Pressured’ interests me……Does that mean that she’d be unable to refuse someone stronger than her?
By the way, it has bonus effects just like my skills. At rank F, it is limited to her family; at E rank, it extends to anyone the skill holder likes; and at rank A, it will affect any of the skill holders acquaintances.
At rank S, the ability seems to affect anyone around the skill holder. And, finally, at rank SSS, the skill holder seems to be unable to decline anything strongly asked of them.
…..It’s really a terrible skill.
“Well, it’s rank C. It’s within the acceptable limits.”
If it’s only rank C, that skill should be restricted to her family and close friends. If your family or friends were to ask something of you, most people would want to help out anyway.
It would be terrible if it was rank A or higher —- Claudia groaned after hearing my words.
“Did I say something strange?”
“……My bad status….there’s one more thing.”
I looked at the details for ‘Curse of Weakness.’[Curse of Weakness]: All ranks of skills or abilities are actually two ranks lower than the displayed rank. If the rank falls below F, the corresponding skill will receive a negative effect. Also, all [Bad Status] skills are increased by two ranks.
“……That’s just cruel.”
Claudia’s ‘Easily Pressured’ skill is under her [Bad Status]. That means it’s actually rank A.
So, for all of her acquaintances, she’s vulnerable to being forced to do something she wouldn’t normally do.
And all of her other skills and abilities are lowered by two ranks. I actually thought her overall ability was pretty good, but if I factor that in, it’s probably much lower.
The way to dispel it is…..To use dispel magic with a higher rank than the curse, for the cursed person to die, or for the person that placed the curse on her to die.
I can’t get rid of it now.
“…..I’m easily convinced to do things I’d rather not do.”
Yep, It’s truly a terrible skill.
Really, after being sold into slavery and being burned across her face and body, I expected her to have a darker personality, but she actually seems rather bright.
Maybe this is due to her misfortune resistance?
“…..Master, what are you doing? Looking at my face like that. I’m sure it isn’t pleasant….”
“Ah, sorry. I just thought that it’s surprising how cheerful you seem given your circumstances.”
“Well…..I’ve certainly had an unfortunate life so far, but I’m not willing to give up on life. All I want in life is to obtain a normal level of happiness…. Though, I am a slave.…”
She laughed a little at her own misfortune, but I could tell she was serious.
Despite dealing with such unfortunate circumstances throughout her life, she just wants to live happily. I can definitely sympathize with her.
“Claudia, let’s become happy together.”
“…….Master, I thought you said you weren’t going to use me for sex?”
I thought we understood one another, but I guess Claudia doesn’t feel the same way….Too bad.
“First of all, as I said before, I have no intention of using you in that way. I just want us to help each other.”
“Sure……that’s what you want. Then, what do you plan on doing first?”
“In order to escape this island, I must become a D rank adventurer.”
“…..You want to escape this island?”
Claudia tilted her head.
“I told you before, I’m being chased by a Yandere girl.”
“Ah….that girl is on this island?”
“Yes she is…..she’s the Countess’ daughter.”
“…..That’s a joke, right?”
“I wish I were joking.”
Claudia was beginning to look more and more dejected. She’s probably thinking, “I’ve become the slave of a dreadful master.”
“–Wait, if you need to be a rank D adventurer, wouldn’t that mean I would have to as well? Do you want me to fight as an adventurer?”
“I think you’d be able to accompany me on the ship as my slave. Though, I would like you to accompany me as an adventurer and protect me if I am attacked by Yanderes.”
“……Umm, I have that curse and I am unable to be affected by healing magic. Are you trying to get me killed?”
She looked at me with scornful eyes.
Well, if I consider the fact that all of her skills and abilities are reduced by two, she probably won’t be that useful in a fight. Though, I would still like it if she accompanied me.
So, I decided to offer her a trade.
“You know my title ‘Received Goddess Medea’s Love?’”
“Sure, I saw it a moment ago on your status window, but what does that have to do with anything?”
“That title allows me to learn any skill or ability at will.”
“You can master any skill whenever you want…impossible!”
“It’s true and with that title, I could rank up ‘Dispel’ to AA.”
Dispel’s first rank costs 200 SP, so the total SP required to rank it up to AA would be 5,800. The leader of the thieves that attacked Rose gave me 5 SP when I defeated him. So, if I were to defeat 1,160 enemies of a similar rank, I would be able to get Dispel to rank AA.
It seems impossible.
“….How does that sound? If you will accompany me and protect me from Yanderes, I will prioritize removing that curse and healing your burns.”
“….Well, it sounds too good to be true. I really won’t have to participate in battle?”
“As long as you protect me from Yanderes, I will do whatever I can to protect you from other enemies.”
“You say that Master but are you really that strong?”
“Well…….most of my base skills improve my ability a decent amount. Though I won’t force you to accept I would like you to if possible.”
…..Somehow, I feel like you’re using my ‘Easily Pressured’ ability to your advantage.”
“That’s just your imagination.”
I looked to the side thinking about everything that lies ahead.
Looking at me deep in thought, Claudia seemed to be considering it. She soon muttered, “I understand.”
“So, you’re willing to accept?”
“Yes. Compared to working at a brothel, this seems much better.”
“I don’t know how to feel when I’m being compared to that.”
“I will happily follow my Master.”
“Even if you try to flatter me…..”
“Master, I am yours.”
I was amazed.
I was amazed because Claudia seemed to genuinely enjoy talking with me. And I also felt the same way.
“By the way, do you mind if I close my status window?”
“Ah, yeah — Actually, could you wait a moment.”
Suddenly I remembered the ‘Received Goddess Medea’s Love.’ I remembered that this title would allow me to interact with the status window of someone close to me.
I didn’t really have time to think about it before, but…Claudia still has 524 SP remaining in her status window.
Is it possible for me to change Claudia’s status — Could I improve Claudia however I like…?
Synopsis: Somewhere in the universe, there was an altar. On it, laid a bloody eye as big as the sun itself. It burst with light and bathed the entire star system in red.
"The aura of an ancestral artifact!" Someone's voice rose in surprise.
The Great Galactic Era had begun.