Never Die Extra - Chapter 236
Evan D. Sherden, Robs the Ocean. (4)
Through Pellati’s gates, Lan exclaimed as she walked through the vast stretch of Pellati’s entrance and across the open sea.
“This is prettier than whatever I saw in Palman!”
“Kkk, that’s… Palman, because they’re in charge of the port, in terms of the pure sea, kkk…”
“What are you trying to compete with?”
Evan also placed his eyes on the scene of Pellati as he comforted Eloa, the daughter of Palman’s Count. In fact, he felt emotionally sympathetic to Lan. It was as beautiful as the game, but the true beauty of the coastal city was indeed no joke.
“I like Sherden, but Pellati would be better when it comes to enjoying the natural environment.”
Arisha tried to cough, pretending to be calm, but her confidence was as high as the sky. She was trying her best to act natural.
“You’re going to retire from the Dungeon Knights someday. After that, you can spend the rest of your life here. Pellati will never be hard on you.”
“That’s a good idea.”
Arisha’s eyes became a little dangerous. It sounded like she was going to spend the rest of her life in Pellati with Evan. Diona, who was in charge of tackling this trip, carefully tackled it.
“Lady, it’s going to take decades to retire from the Dungeon Knights. It hasn’t even been established yet…”
“We have plenty of people to replace the Dungeon Knights head. You’ll know when you get to Sherden.”
“Given all the information I’ve heard so far, I think it’s a place I should never step into.”
Perhaps it was because the Dungeon Festival would soon be held, but Pellati was full of pleasant energy. The city was bustling with adventurers entering and leaving Pellati Dungeon as well as merchants and tourists. There were so many wagons that a traffic jam had formed.
“Oh, I see a house selling octopus legs.”
“It’s a place of delicacy. They’re still open. I miss eating that.”
“You used to eat those kinds of food?”
When Evan asked in surprise, Arisha smiled back.
“Of course, I secretly bought it by asking my servant. But of course, I could buy it myself now.”
She put the words straight to action. She stopped the carriage and got off and bought skewers from the merchant directly.
When Arisha suddenly appeared, shock spread over the street, but she kept a proud expression, handed the money to the merchant, and took the skewers.
“I always thought these were delicious.”
“Thank you, My Lady!”
Arisha returned to the carriage to her companions. As soon as the carriage door closed, there was a commotion outside.
All the people around her flocked to the store, saying that it was the first place Arisha came back to after being away from Pellati for years.
“It’s ridiculous that the place has been there all along, and suddenly everyone’s running to it.”
“Arisha, just do one thing: pretend to either be innocent or pessimistic, not both.”
“Still, the skewers are delicious, right?”
“It’s… It’s delicious.”
Evan laughed along with Arisha while he ate the well-marinated cooked octopus leg skewers.
There was a crowd of people over there who were following Evan and his companions in the carriage, desperately trying to cut them off.
Perhaps he couldn’t just pass by the store that sold grilled skewers even though Pellati had a branch of a Brotherhood Skewers!
“It’s such a shame that a man with such talent is just grilling skewers for a living. My father, who is known for his gourmet cooking in the city of Palman, was shocked.”
“Even if you look at the owner with such a coveted eye, I can’t pass him on.”
“Hoo-hoo, I wish I could be Master’s wife.”
“I can’t believe she’s into money and power… Eloa, are you really okay with that?”
The carriage with the group made a slow tour of Pellati. From the city’s outskirts to famous buildings and tourist attractions in the center, Arisha’s commentary on the drive was a delight.
‘It’s different from what I saw in the game.’
That was what Evan felt when he first regained the memory of his previous life. He could feel the same emotion when he rediscovered things he knew in his previous life with his own two feet now.
“Wow, it’s finally the coast.”
“…It’s a landscape I didn’t see when we were in Roizen.”
After the drive, their carriage came out of the city center, and in a few hours onto a quiet road with an open view of the coast.
In the wide ocean, which stretched out with no limit, the sunset was now in dazzling orange color.
“When I was really young.… did I run around with my brother on the beach?”
“When the hell was that?”
“Huh-ho, well, until I was completely fed up with my brother, but we used to get along with each other.”
Arisha smiled, saying things she shouldn’t say about her brother. This attitude… It was possible because she sincerely gave no value to her brother!
Evan sympathized with Arisha’s brother, Prince Crow, and anxiety soared within him. Will the time come when his cute little sister Elizabeth will look at him with those eyes? At that time, Arisha, who read his thoughts, made a scary expression.
“Evan, can you not compare yourself with my brother? It’s against the rules of the world. I would’ve been angry at myself for thinking that way.”
“I’m, I’m sorry.”
“Prince Crow…… what a pity…”
The carriage with the group stopped at the appropriate point. The children ran out, cheering instinctively when they saw the white sand spread out to a wide range.
“I made a footprint. Look at it!”
Lin and Lan rushed out without thinking, and Paul and Ditto hurried after them. They were still children, so they soon played along with twins and started having fun.
As for Lin and Lan, Diona, who still had only the perception that they were ‘scary children who robbed casinos with their powers,” smiled pleasantly at the children’s innocent appearance. It felt like the motherly affection that was gone after becoming a dealer started to wake up gently.
“The beach is nice, Master.”
“Yes, it’s a great place if monsters don’t pop out every night.”
“Yes, the main task of the Pellati Dungeon Division is to guard the coast.”
Evan’s casual remark was greeted with an affirmation that Arisha was not new. Evan kindly explained this to the appalled Diona.
“Hey, do you see a small island in the middle of the ocean?”
“I see it.”
“The truth is that that’s the island where the Sea Temple enters the Sea Dungeon Pellati.”
Though the missions in the dungeon of Sherden were very mysterious, it could not be compared to the Sea Temple located on the island.
They may have wanted to make it feel like a special stage compared to Sherden, where the main scenario was being held. Still, it resulted from the production team’s unnecessarily exaggerated setting.
“But that’s a magical entrance, and in fact, it’s a myth that Pellati is directly connected to the ocean.”
“Unlike Sherden, where you only need to be careful with backflows, in Pellati, dungeon monsters frequently crawl out to sea. That’s why the Dungeon Patrols are essential.”
In addition, the sea was really full of monsters when the backflow occurred. All of Pellati’s dungeon explorers had to swear unconditional participation and support in the backflow in return for receiving many benefits from dungeon exploration, city life, and taxes.
“What a terrible place…”
“Beauty is supposed to be a sacrifice. Countless people shed their blood on this peaceful-looking beach.”
“But is it okay to leave the kids on the beach like that?” Diona asked, squinting her eyes. The children ran around as if they had rented the deserted beach, and Diona realized why there were no people on these beautiful sands.
“Huh? It’s not backflow time, and no matter what monsters pop out, there’s no way they will get hurt.”
“You don’t have to worry about them. They’re members of the Dungeon Knights.”
“Well, I heard the Dungeon Knights haven’t officially launched yet. Only…”
When Diona was about to argue with him again because she was dumbfounded, her concerns became a reality. There was a giant shell monster mixed in the surging waves!
A giant clam on the waves, approaching them quickly and opening its mouths! Lan, who was closest to it, cheered and skillfully grabbed the giant clam that flew to her.
At this, Diona shut her mouth.
“Leader, I went fishing without using a fishing rod!”
“Good job. The owner will cook it for you, so bring it as it is.”
“You’re just trying to use me again. I’m going to cook it anyway, but…”
Grilled clams tasted the best when they were fresh. Moreover, it was common sense that cooking monsters while they were alive would increase the parts that could be saved.
“No, Master, my common sense is being destroyed in real-time.”
“I’ve explained to you from the beginning that they’re members of the Dungeon Knights.”
“No, but the children…”
She could at least be convinced that their luck was ridiculously high because they had been born with it. But how could a 9-year-old hold and subdue a monster that was bigger than her?!
“Now you know, Diona?” Arisha spoke with an air of pride.
“This is the power of the Dungeon Knights.”
“Oh… I really think I chose the wrong new job…”
When they go to Pellati Castle, they may have dinner again, but before that, one large clam was enough for a good snack.
Usually, when a giant clam was caught, many people tried to take the shell, but Evan chose the clam meat and scallops without any hesitation.
“Okay, let’s get started!”
First of all, the ice magic of Belois and Eloa, as well as the wind magic of Arisha, let the clam vomit all the sand it had been holding, and while Lan was holding onto the shell of a clam that was still alive, the owner put some sauce on the shell and started cooking it.
“Wow, there’s a huge pearl inside!”
“…These guys, after realizing their luck, they seem to be going crazy with it.”
Evan and his group applauded the owner for his bold challenge in areas they had never tried before and shared the grilled clam.
Diona had an expression that showed that she didn’t understand the reality throughout the process, but she changed her mind after eating the grilled clam that Evan kindly cut up for her. It was so delicious.
“As expected, I made a good decision in choosing my new job.”
After enjoying Pellati’s sands to the fullest extent, the group took a carriage and headed to Pellati Castle.
The castle’s family members made a lot of noise and misunderstanding when they saw the Bunny Girl as Evan’s maid (Elizabeth especially threw a big fit). Evan didn’t pay much attention because this always happened.