Separation with Erich nii-san.
“Since this forest’s dedicated to our family, feel free to catch the prey by magic. I only need the resource from hunting by accompanying you.”
“Ah. So no other hunter that come until now.”
“There would be no complaint from the territory people if we use it exclusively. Since so many waste land in our territory. There also many forest available that can be used for hunting and gathering. We can just focus on developing the common uninhabited ground even if emigrants grow violently rather than something like Demon forest reclamation.”
“You are right.”
For the story that my magic was consented tacitly by my family, they not even want to participate for the succession fight just because of me from listen to the story.
I have thought to leave the house more quickly but there is no way I can be independent as I am not even 15 ages.
It said that I have hunted guinea fowl every day so the side dish for dinner would decrease later if I am gone.
Was that a joke?
Are they serious?
Even if I am not really sure about the reason, I was consented tacitly for going to the forest everyday.
“From dinner only brown bread and vegetable soup, we can have meat, yam, mushroom and fruit thanks to Vel. I never feel this happy.”
“What about father and the other brothers doing hunting?”
“Since many adult male have been killed in battle five years ago. Even father is in condition to plow the field by himself to fill their vacancy. Of course, we also goes without saying.”
“Was that so…”
“That’s said, we can’t have only brown bread and vegetable soup in the upcoming wedding reception of Kurt nii-san. We’ll be expecting Vel here.”
He’s right, it would be the end for that noble if such menu was put at the wedding party.
“If Erich nii-san holds a bow then.”
“It would be easier if I don’t need to look for it by myself.”
After about half day, I search and approach the big animal that I have always avoided by detection magic and reinforced the arrow with magic that Erich nii-san shot who have the best archery skill in Baumeister family.
It apparently true that Erich nii-san archery skill is excellent.
There is no need to correct the arrow direction at all, the arrow which powered by magic mercilessly hit the vitals of wild board, deer, badger and guinea fowl.
Erich nii-san and me hastily remove the blood from our spoils that died in one hit from taking the arrow to the heart or head, the skin would be smeared with salt afterwards.
Honestly, it was a hard work for 7 years old child but I can strengthening my body with magic.
We finish dealing with the spoils without any problems.
“So you have been holding back after all.”
“It would be strange for a 7 years old child to hunt wild boar alone right?”
“Frankly, it would not be strange if you are an excellent mage.”
According to Erich nii-san story, there some mage born with large magic power that could hunt monster at lower age than me, there apparently many warrior too.
They can shoot fire-ball at least as big as softball, large animals or, the like of goblins and slow-moving zombies can be killed easily.
And there also that fight with bow and spear, just like my strengthen physical strength.
The children here is really active unlike Earth.
“Magic’s look really amazing. To be able to strengthen my arrow power that I shot this far.”
“For Erich nii-san, it was easy as I just need to adjusted the power since your aim is perfect.”
“I’ll take that praise as honour.”
I first made arrow specially from earth magic by myself, I hunt the prey with magic that flew to them.
But Erich nii-san asked me why bother to do something troublesome like that.
Indeed, I had my own bow and arrow even for a kid.
After shooting the arrow normally, it was better to modify the trajectory and power without using magic uselessly.
Maybe I was using magic deliberately on purpose to waste it to increases my magic quantity, it was a habit to analyses it myself before I meet master.
“Alright, I guess this amount is enough for today.”
In front of us was the prey in large quantities that have already finished bleeding.
Only I that usually have access to the forest anyway.
If I think that way then this forest which isn’t damaged no matter what still giving spoils.
Moreover, there still a lot of plains and forest exist in the territory.
No monster live here but since there are ferocious wild animal such as bears and wolves, woman and children, and even a man with fighting power can’t go hunting and gathering alone.
But it should be not so difficult to develop farmland and settlements if father gathers people and lead it.
He is in fact already done it.
“The troop sends five years ago, he was apparently not tempted by Brihedar margrave but he taking part in it would be more correct.”
Land development is secondary, the primary purpose is monster materials and meat to get rich quickly, the purpose must be the materials such as magic medicine and elixir only obtained in area inhabited by monsters.
Erich nii-san explains that the demand is high for the raw material of magic potion that cure injuries and illness and there also material such as medical herbs, plants and animals.
Medical herb that can be taken in monster territory.
They are basically a raw material for herbal medicine that no difference in my previous life.
Some only typical to fantasy like using it to blocked wound immediately, cured illness and finally medicine that can revive the dead.
What would they used the medical herb for that taken in monster territory, some mage that have talent as pharmacist able to manufactured the raw materials with magic power, either it was used for healing magic.
For something that convenient, as it currently has a high price so the wage was added.
“Anyone hardly entered our Demon forest. Even precious medical herb and material to collected remain near the entrance.”
In return, there monster territory near Brihedar margrave territory so those materials might not be obtained if didn’t go further inside.
Even if they are careful about indiscriminate hunting, it take more time unlike normal medical herb for medical herbs to growth and become material.
And mo matter how much Brihedar margrave prohibits hunting indiscriminately, they have no way of confirming the adventurers to completely follow a rule that go so far inside monster territory.
“I can’t believe it just for taking material that father didn’t say anything. To established the army to adjust the justification, that must provoke the monster so we can only laugh though.”
So Erich nii-san in his heart want to complaint to the previous Brihedar margrave.
The result of their egoism, Erich nii-san in Baumeister family also distressed because his time to leave this house was delayed.
The other brothers who is hunting elsewhere also must be feel the same.
And the reason for us to hunt the material like this is for the feast in the wedding party.
“I guess this would be enough for today. We could still hunt for three days more. No need to keep persevere.”
I also agree with Erich nii-san opinion, we return to the mansion in hurry while pulling bicycle-drawn cart like that carrying the catch.
It should be noted that, Erich nii-san with me have captured a lot of catch even more than the hunter in the village and other brothers.
Even after three days, the outstanding hunting outcome can be anticipated in some way.
And in five days, eldest son Kurt’s wife with her escort group at last arrive after a long journey, the wedding was held with the church old priest manages it by himself.
Like the Christianity in my previous world, the wedding take place in the church.
Amalie the bride was 18 ages this year.
There some distant in their age but people in this world not really worried about it.
Also when it comes to high royalty, nobility and successful, wealthy merchant.
They can remarried with the daughter of lower class noble like this and often increases the mistress.
And Amalie that get married in her age is something normal in this world.
There some trend to married late like successful woman adventurer that put man in defeat but the common and noble woman usually married before 20 ages.
It was vary between individual so no one would bad mouthing her needlessly until about early twenties.
But people would treat her as middle-aged woman when she pass 25 ages.
Mainbach family which Amalie parents’ family financial condition is more preferable than knight peerage family like us, she received an expensive dress that was ordered for a big moment which happen only once in her whole life.
Beside even the gift quality like the furniture’s look good, that just how important for noble on their appearance at time like this.
I will not be a noble so there is no way I would put such display.
Erich nii-san suddenly let out a sigh within the ceremonies.
In one week, the second son Helman would be officially adopted into the village headman family which his wife’s family.
After making sure of that, third son Paul, fourth son Helmut and fifth son Erich would receive money from father to finally leave the house.
Everyone seems to take the exam of soldiers and petty official in the Imperial city.
They can live independently if they pass it so everyone desperately train in sword and study in their spare time.
“It still impossible for Vel to become independent.”
I can do it if I want to but nothing I can do now as my appearance still a 7 years old brat.
If I leave home in this state, father and mother at worst could blamed me like “Thrown away as unnecessary child despite a noble”.
I had no choice but endure it for eight years at most.
“I hardly talked with Kurt nii-san and Helman nii-san though.”
Our age was far away like parent and child and I have talent in magic, there might be a problem which can become a land mine about Baumeister family succession.
As result, I’m not sure how to talk with them.
I am not hated but it can be understood easily that there some distance.
‘Sigh…is this the start of my lone life.’
A week later, second son Helman wedding ended safely, Erich nii-san and the other brothers who made sure of that, take the money no matter how much Baumeister family can give them for remuneration in abandoning the heirship, and went out traveling accompanying caravan’s who do business with our territory return to Imperial City.
“Visit the Imperial city when you grow up. I’ll greet you there.”
The gentle Erich nii-san talk with some anxiety about me but I didn’t really talk with the other brother either.
‘Sigh…my lone life would seriously begin.’
I should at least continue to find a way to kill time.
While I look at Erich nii-san figure that gradually fade away, I kept thinking about my future after this.