One day, a person came to visit Patrick’s room in the military barracks. The
person is a barracks maid. They make sure the residents are cleaning up their
rooms, keeping things organized, not letting food rot and so on.
The ranks are filled by the wives and children of soldiers who passed during
combat. It’s not hard work and it pays well.
Occasionally soldiers bring in unconnected civilians for certain activities,
so the maids will regularly undertake unannounced inspections.
Today, one of the rooms was Patrick’s. Obviously there was no advance notice.
The janitor who entered the room saw something monstrous.
I had been sitting and apologizing in between sermons by various maids for the
It seems pets aren’t allowed in the barracks.
I was told to “Get out NOW!” and booted from the barracks.
So I have to find a new place to sleep.
“Ahh, what’s with them?” Pat
I’ve got my possessions in a backpack on my back and I’m followed by a big snake
as I walk around the Royal Capital.
When I asked various inns, I got refused at every one. The cause is the snake,
Do you know the anaconda? It’s a snake that’s over 8 meters long, but it’s just
a big and long snake. They aren’t poisonous.
The snake I have is pretty similar, the scales are a bluish-green with a
triangular head. Nearly all of the snakes in this world with triangular heads are
venomous, so no inn will take me. Pi-chan wouldn’t bite anyone, at least nobody
who didn’t attack him first, but he might be venomous.
I guess I’ll try a real estate agent, so I can buy a property. There weren’t any
properties I could buy and occupy that day, so I had to camp out on the edge of
the army training grounds.
The next day, I was introduced to a mansion that I could purchase.
There was a large mansion in front of me.
“It’s huge” Pat
I think back to the instructions I gave the real estate agent. I asked for a
property that can be moved into as quickly as possible with a large room. My
max budget was 100 gold coins. I’ve been saving my recent rewards, so I have
some money saved up.
For the time being, I open the gate with the key I was given and enter the
property. When I reach the entrance and unlock the door, I look at the
spaciousness of the entrance hall and the gorgeous staircase.
“How can this place only be 100 gold coins?” Pat
I wondered, but then I saw something black move out of the corner of my eye.
I was told this was the former residence of the Viscount Harter family, but that
family had been removed after their rebellion and their properties had been
taken over by the royal family. Since the royal family didn’t want to deal with
the mansion’s upkeep, it was sold to a real estate agent in the Royal Capital.
The agent hired adventurers to regularly check on the mansion, but they ran into
an issue. Before anyone realized it, rats had taken up residence in the mansion.
Rats? You might be thinking an exterminator can take care of them, right?
But it’s not just normal rats. There are monster rats in this world, the Gigarat.
They range in size between 50 centimeters and 1 meter and breed rapidly. They’re
quick and intelligent as well. The flesh stinks and the fur is useless, but
they’re more dangerous than goblins. They know to use their speed when
It seems there’s no less than 200 of them infesting the mansion. If you miss
even a handful, they can be back to 200 in a month. There’s no way the agent
can make a normal sale for this mansion. That’s why he’d let it go for only
100 gold coins.
I had bought this property and waived the inspection clause, but I think we
can handle this.
“Pi-chan, you’ve got plenty of food for now.” Pat
Yes, the snake’s name is Pi-chan. People have told me I have no naming sense.
I can’t even explain why I call the snake Pi-chan. It just popped into my
head when I saw him.
Pi-chan immediately lunged at the nearest Gigarat as if he understood what I