Part 32: Chapter Thirty-One: Unexpected DelaysThey returned to the Hidden Village.
The Beasts, at least, were doing well.
Chief: Thanks to your plan, po, our food shortage is over, po!
What do you mean?
Chief: The humans have had their food returned, po.
So we can now mooch off them, po.
Thank you very much, po!
Chief: How may I help you today, po?
We have a question to ask you
Chief: A path to the south, po. I know of one, po.
You saved our village, so we will gladly show you the way, po.
While traveling through the woods, they encountered an old acquaintance.
Ahh! What a coincidence! I didnt expect to see you here!
What are you doing in a place like this?
Zwital Village, my home, is just south of here.
I was going back to restock items to sell.
Is there, by any chance, a ruin near your village?
A a ruin?
I think theres some strange ruin from the Slaith Dynasty era
Thank you, beautiful. Youve touched my heart.
It was my pleasure
So, it was pleasurable for you, too?
Poe, being a terrible individual, was busily making a costly and terrible mistake.
Im not flirting! My feelings are genuine.
You dont even know what love is. Trust me, youre going to regret it someday.
Okay The ruin shes talking about has to be the workshop
Will you please guide us to Zwital Village?
I would love to, but
Theres a huge boulder in the way. Its completely blocking the road.
I was trying to think of how I can get there myself
Cant we do something?
I heard there was a man called the Bomb Artist who lives in Alha Village.
Im sure he has a bomb strong enough to clear that rock.
That should be the small village northeast of here.
Looks like we have no other choice. Lets go to that village.
Which he continued to compound.
If you dont mind, please tell me your name
My name is Poe.
Hey, Poe! Wanna be left behind?!
What?! Wait up!
Viese, meanwhile, was creating a powerful medicine they found the recipe for.
It has a wide range, so allies can also be healed by this.
It should be very useful. I hope Felt feels the same way.
Ill send it to him now.
Viese? Are you home?
Yes. Please come in.
I came to see how youre doing. Are you feeling better?
Yes. In fact, I just created a new item.
I wish I was an alchemist, too.
You can created all kinds of different items. You have the power to control your own destiny.
I am revered as a Light Mana, but I cannot do anything by myself.
Thats not true. You have your own shop and incredible powers
I do have my own shop, but I still cannot create anything like you can.
If I could, I think I would choose a different life to live
? Did something happen?
No, well It was just a little thing, and it was so long ago.
...If you just made a new item, you should send it to the Felt right away.
Mitsue wasnt the only person they didnt expect to run into.
Watch the Story Unfold
We meet for the second time.
What are you doing?!
Dont you know its dangerous for such an important person to wander around in the open?
Oh, dont worry about me, dear Noin.
Most people dont even know who I am.
Tolena was surrounded by Punis!
???: You thieves dare rob our fair lady Tolena!
What? No. You have it all wrong. Tolena and I are
???: No excuses!
And they were forced to battle the Puni bodyguards of Tolena.
Enforcer: We have sworn to protect Tolena with our lives!
We will destroy anyone who threatens our beloved Tolena!
Boss Battle: Puni Squad
The key to doing this is focused firepower. Blow the Punis up one at a time and theyre manageable. If you try to split your fire theyll heal a bunch and do a lot of damage, making this way more trouble than it needs to be.
The Punis were easily dispatched.
Stop it. Thats enough.
Why dont you listen? These are my F-R-I-E-N-D-S.
Do you understand?
Enforcer: Then Our efforts were wasted
It doesnt matter. Now we have to take care of your injuries.
Goodbye, Noin. Ill see you later!
Why did she come out here ?
Hey. Why is that girl one of the Imperial Champions, anyways?
Believe it or not, shes actually the Consuls daughter.
You know Galahads boss. He is Tolenas father.
Thats why I know her.
We should leave her alone. I think shes going to some village to the north.
Yeah, lets just go.
It turned out their destination was the same, though they wouldnt encounter each other there. Rather, something much more interesting was in store for our heroes