>Season with salt or lemon.
There is also pepper and ginger, but not much, so only a pinch at a time, okay?”

With that, she showed them the meat on the grill, and the adults jumped at the meat.

Each person grilled out their own meat and seasoned it.
Almost all of them couldn’t wait for the meat to be fully cooked and put the uncooked meat in their mouths.

Even so, the residents of this village were smiling happily as they shed tears and smiled at each other, saying, “It’s delicious, it’s delicious!”.

Of course, we were happy, too.

After an hour of enjoying the meat, Ortho and the others returned.

“Whoa! A barbecue party!”

“I didn’t know there was a barbecue party today.”

“That’s why I told you to go home early, Leader.”

They widened their eyes when they saw Ortho and the others appeared covered in blood.

“Oh, are you okay?”

“What’s with all the blood?”

Till and I asked at the same time.

Ortho looked at the blood on his armor, laughed, and answered.

“I’m, I’m sorry.”

“Sorry for what?”

I tilted my head, not understanding what he meant.

Then, Ortho reported with a dry laugh.

“Ha-ha-ha…I found the entrance to a dungeon.”

“Heh, a dungeon.”

A dungeon? Dungeon?

At Ortho’s report, many people, including me, stopped and looked at each other at the same time.

A Dungeons.
Yellow birds(TL: Chocobo), fat merchants, small monsters, and other things that adventurers want to challenge.
There were usually great treasures in them.

As we were escaping from reality, Espada appeared without a sound.

“Van-sama, if we have discovered a dungeon, we must report it immediately.
We must send an envoy to the royal capital.”

“…If we don’t hurry, Daddy will definitely take it all, right?”

“No doubt.
It would be best to report this to His Majesty first in the capital without anyone knowing.”

I replied to Espada with a nod.

Ideally, I would have liked to report the discovery of the dungeon after becoming a baron and having my current village made a fiefdom as a reward, but now that I found it, I had no choice.

I knew only from stories, but profits from dungeons were tremendous.

There would be treasures, materials, ores, etc.
that could only be obtained in the dungeons.

No doubt, a branches of the Adventurers’ Guild would be established, along with weapon and armor stores and inns.
And since the guild would be full of guys, there would also be brothels and gambling halls.

I think it would be better to separate the gambling halls and brothels from the residences, like the lake area where the Apkallu people live.
It might be easier to build a second city between the dungeon and the city.

Various ideas were considered, but we still lack the manpower.

“…I’m sorry.”

Ortho and the others bowed their heads apologetically, although they would normally be happy to hear this.

“Well, if you’ve discovered it, I don’t blame you.
I’ll lend you a horse, and I’d like you to report back to Royal Capital… to Xsara.”

“By myself?”

Xsara jumped up in surprise.

“I’m sure Xsara will be fine on his own.
It was Xsara, the scout, who found the dungeon, wasn’t it?”

“What? Why are you saying that?

Ortho answered Xsara’s groan with a puzzled look on his face.

“It’s true that Xsara is the right person for this kind of thing, but I thought we should go with him…”

“I wanted to ask Ortho-san and the others to escort the residents to the next village, though.
The compensation would be one large gold coins, which would take two weeks of work?”

The moment I said this, Ortho, Pluriel and the others turned to Xsara and bowed their heads.

“You’re on your own to Royal Capital, be careful!”

“What a bunch of jerks!”

Xsara yelled at Ortho and the others for betraying him so easily.

I felt sorry for him, so I decided to reward him with some valuable equipment.

“No choice.
I made a precious mithril dagger and I thought of giving it to you.
Would you like this as a reward?”

I asked Xsara, and his face hardened into a smile.

“Wait, wait! Xsara, take my place! I’m going to Royal Capital by myself!”

“Shrewd! I volunteer to go!”

Ortho and Pluriel turned and pressed Xsara, but Xsara put his hand on their shoulder and smiled.

“I was the one who was asked to do it.
I’m sorry to hear that, Leader?”

Saying this, Xsara smiled broadly.

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