Chapter 7 “Hot chick with slender long legs”
All the men were staring at this girl. Eventually one drunk got up and started walking towards her. “Hey girl…”
Before he finished talking, the bulky warrior knocked him out of the tavern, thus invoking laughter from those inside.
Du Wei’s eye was filled with curiosity. A warrior, an archer, this girl was surrounded by her companions. Then she’s probably the leader of the party. Is this an adventure party like those mentioned in stories?
After learning about this world, Du Wei knew that there exists adventuring parties similar to mercenaries. The big parties contain several hundred people while small ones just three to four people. Monsters frequently appeared in the forests to the south of the empire, which attracted adventuring parties to try their luck at hunting monsters and trade the loot for reward. Some local governments would also hire these adventurers to do their deeds like capturing thieves and such.
There were no adventurer guilds though. The empire wouldn’t allow such a power to exist.
But there’s a magician in this party? This surprised Du Wei a lot. After reading so many books, he knew that magicians were very scarce in this world. It not only took talent but also many years of effort to become a magician.
According to what he read, there were only several hundred magicians in this kingdom. Even some nobilities were not able to recruit magicians. That was why magicians were paid very well. Those without huge financial backings couldn’t afford to recruit one.
Yet, a team like this had a magician with them. This was such a rarity.
The team found a table at the corner and thus began the discussions about them, especially at Du Wei’s table.
The knights weren’t in their best mood after being banished to this place. After a few rounds of alcohol, their voices started to get loud. They didn’t seem to respect Du Wei much either and started to talk without holding back.
Finally, one knight said, “Look at those legs, my god, I have never seen prettier legs. This hot girl would probably cost 100 gold if it’s in the imperial capital’s brothel!”
“What? 100 gold? Had you ever been to the imperial capital’s brothel? The cheapest girl there costs 300 gold pieces.” The knight beside him refuted.
Du Wei looked at them, thought for a moment and said, “You think she’s pretty? I say she’s average, but those legs though.”
The knights were shocked that their little master, who was quiet throughout the journey, would say something like this. Weren’t he retarded according to the rumors? That was why they said those words without avoiding him.
“What is it? Are you guys still men?” Du Wei laughed. “She’s only a girl and you are knights. You can only sit here and talk when you are tempted by her? I will give 10 gold to whoever’s courageous enough to make a move.”
The knights laughed. Even though this little master lost his position, he seems like their kind of people. “Master, give me those 10 gold then.” One knight said.
Then he got up and shouted at the corner. “Hey girl, how about I buy you a drink?”
Seemingly enraged, the girl wanted to get up but her companions held her down and pointed at Du Wei to mutter something into her ear. Probably because they saw Du Wei was a noble and didn’t want any trouble.
Seeing as they didn’t respond, the knight prepared to say something again. That’s when Du Wei got up and whistled to the corner. Then he flicked a middle finger.
The knights were shocked again! When had they seen someone of nobility do such vulgar things? Especially the son of the well-respected Earl.
While the knights were at a lost over their young master’s demeanor, the girl’s reaction was way faster. She throws a cup at Du Wei.
The knight in front of Du Wei reacted in time and blocked the cup with his arm, but the content inside was poured out as a result. A bit of the alcohol landed on Du Wei’s arm. The knights were enraged and pulled their swords to close in on the corner where the adventurers resided. In retaliation, the girl also drew her scimitar and was thus the beginning of a fight.
The tavern became a mess. Some people fled while others stayed at a distance to observe the fight.
The bulky warrior took six knights for himself. Although everyone was a little high, they all held back during the fight, especially those adventurers. The magician shouted to them not to cause any critical injuries. But when the bulky warrior accidentally took a punch to his nose and started bleeding, he bashed one of the knights out. The knight got knocked over to the counter and started spitting out blood. The rest of the knights started hacking harder at the warrior in return. Soon enough, a few injuries appeared on his body.
The archer was at the worst position. Archers were skilled at long ranged attacks. In a cramped place like this, his bow was rendered useless. His only option was his dagger. Before long, he was knocked down too.
Seeing her teammates falling one after another, the girl looked at Du Wei and made a decision. Dodging the knight’s attack, she jumped at him. Sadly for her, the knights hadn’t forgotten to protect their master. One knight threw a table over and knocked the girl away. Then another knight slashed at her armor but was repelled by a white light, the armor was obviously enchanted.
The magician was hiding in a corner, but when he saw that the girl was attacked, his face got gloomy. Raising his hands, he started drawing symbols in the air. Uttering a chant, a spell circle emitted from his fingers.
Feeling their bodies getting heavier, the Rowling knights found their actions slowing down significantly. Before long, several knights became injured as a result of their sluggish sword.
Seeing this, Du Wei’s eye shined. Slow magic, this was real magic!
The magician’s finger kept on waving, then he casted a fireball towards the knights. One of the knights slashed the fireball in half, but the ember still caught on the others. In no time at all, the knights were soon at a disadvantage from the continuous bombardment of fireballs.
Du Wei felt something’s not right. That magician had already casted eight fireballs. He didn’t know how much magic a level one magician has, but it shouldn’t be enough to cast that many spells. Furthermore, as Du Wei paid closer attention to the magician, he noticed the magician was hardly chanting when casting the fireballs. And that speed, it’s too fast. This obviously wasn’t something a level one magician can do.
Du Wei remembered magicians excelled at long ranged attacks and were weak at close combat. Not waiting, he took a bottle and threw it at the magician. The magician dodged the bottle but Du Wei already closed in on him. His tactic’s correct, but then Du Wei forgot he’s only a thirteen year old boy. No matter how weak magicians physically were, they could at least win against a child. As Du Wei was losing the brawl between the two, suddenly, BANG… the magician was knocked unconscious. Standing there in a panic was Marde and the table leg in his hand.
Without the magician’s help, the knights finally took control of the situation.
Finding an intact chair to sit down, Du Wei got the hang of the situation. These were ordinary adventurers, their techniques basic that relied solely on brute strength, and none of them knew any Dou Qi.
Yet even these people gave such a hard time to his twenty knights, which went to show his status in the family. They gave him twenty of the worst knights.
Du Wei walked over to the girl and started studying her armor. After reading numerous books on magic, he recognized there were at least two enchantments on the armor, one added agility and the other added strength.
An armor with two enchants would cost a lot even in the imperial city. How can this girl with such low combat skills get ahold of such armor?
Then he took a look at her scimitar. It was embedded with a jewel, which seems to be a magical item that can store magic. And of course the most valuable item she had was the bow and silver arrows. Silver was not great for combat due to its hardness, but it was an anti-magic material. It was widely known that some metals resisted magic. This bow and arrows had anti magic attributes on it.
Du Wei took another look at the girl. How did she come to have such valuable equipment?
“Take off her leather armor.” Du Wei causally ordered. He was thinking of studying the magical items in a room. Then the knight answered. “Uh, master, if you want to strip her here…”
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