In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 304
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 304: The Maid’s Faith, and the Dwarves
hat are you doing, Rene?」
in the corridor by a chance, I involuntarily call out to our little housemaid.
After all, she
s walking while carrying books o
her head. Then
「Aah, Touya-anicha……Oops, your highness the sovereign king, good mornin-ah!」
One by one, several books fall on the red carpet. It’s not surprising
, given that
she greeted me with a bow.
「Aaah~, I failed again…」
Rene starts collecting
「Like I said, what are you doing
arrying those books like that and all
doing a special training for the maid
「It’s only me and Rene in here,
I don’t mind if you use the usual tone. …However,
When Rene lived in Belfast, she
a child pickpocket whom I later employed as a maid apprentice to our household. Afterward, we found out
she belonged to a
of Regulus, but Rene decided that she would continue working as a maid in Brunhild and not return to the house of her late mother.
Despite being more or less a small country, real maids are required to have considerable skills in etiquette, situation judgment, and other relevant abilities in order to serve in the castle. However, Rene was still an apprentice
our personal needs,
aside from assisting the
However, it seems she’s already resolved to do this
this nine-year-old girl is apparently doing her best every day in order to become
first-class maid by enrolling into the maid
「Cecil-san taught me this.
Being able to
while carrying these books
my sense of balance and
further improve my
posture. Elegance is one of the
during the guild’s examination,
I have to prepare」
s very serious… However, don’t overdo it, okay?
It’s not like we’ll drive you out
without the qualification given out by the maid
ll still earn the qualification properly. I want to become a first-class maid and work for Brunhild. My goal is the position of the head maid, after all」
little girl has
The head maid of our household is Lapis-san, she rules at the top. Surpassing her is a great deal indeed. Her combat abilities
considerably high too.
I’ve properly learn
techniques from Moroha-neechan」
「No, I wonder about that…」
It’s the first time I heard about this. Hey
ou didn’t learn
, did you? If I’m not mistaken, didn’t she also learn
throwing skills from Cecil-san? Come to think of it, she was also taught magic by Rin… It might be that, while I wasn’t aware, the strongest maid had been born.
「You even properly go to school to study, right? It
s not good if the first-class housemaid is
Rene also attends the school where Sakura’s mother
works as a principal. Though
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rene
helps other maids once she returns
it’s fine to let children work this much.
Though when I
d increase her free time and holidays, Rene stubbornly refused to accept it.
It looks like she’s studying to reach her goals, and that she doesn’t see this routine as being put to work
「Isn’t it fine to take a rest from time to time?」
「Unnn, I sleep properly every day
, so I’m fine
. It’s Touya-niichan who needs to take a proper rest, ~you know. Everyone
s worried about you!」
On the contrary, I was scolded.
Umumu. Am I really seen as a workaholic
? I believe I’ve been leaving quite a bit of work to Kousaka-san and playing hooky in the meantime.
「Then, I will give some present to Rene
who works hard. Is there something you want?」
「Eh? Umm… is that okay?」
「Of course. It’s a bonus to the maid who’s working hard. Say what you want without restraint」
id she not understand
what I’ve said
Looks like there are words here and there that can’t be translated into th
of this world
「Then-then…I want that magic tool that Suu-neechan has…but…」
Suu? Aah, the mass production smartphone? Come to think of it, I gave them to Lapis-san and Cecil-san, but Rene didn’t get one.
smartphone to a child… but isn’t it too late to think about that, now that I’ve given one to Suu?
Smartphones have memo applications and
other useful functions
like dictionaries pertaining to this world
and the like
useful for the examination.
I suppose it should be fine to give out at least this much as a reward.
I’m taking out a white mass production smartphone from 【Storage】, and pass it to Rene. I also hand it over a manual booklet which I
recently. She should be able to
the entire functionality of
the device after reading
「T-thank you, Touya-niichan!」
「Just so you know, it’s prohibited to take
to the school. If you happen to lose it or
it gets stolen, let me know immediately. I promise I w
t get angry」
After she receives
the smartphone with a smile, I
pat the head of happy Rene.
it to school,
the problems that would pop up
may not end with just
getting stolen due to someone
envy because of
how rare the device is
. Though in Rene case, I believe she won’t be bullied as such
better to avoid unnecessary troubles if possible. I guess
we’ll still let the other party reflect on their action even if they are just children should the child maid of our household gets bullied
For now, I register everyone’s numbers aside from
rulers of other countries. With this
she could call me or Suu.
「Well then, do your best at the exam. However, don’t overdo it」
「Un! Thanks- for this! I
ll treasure it!」
running through the corridor
with a trot
, but she
her head again and start
I believe I have a meeting with someone today,
? I should eat my meal
Thus I also start to walk, though in the opposite direction.
「Yaa-yaa. My apologies for keeping you waiting」
「No, we wish to express our gratitude for sparing us
a few moments of your
time in your busy schedule」
Saying so, a seemingly satisfied leader of the group that came to the training ground
of the castle
bows their head.
His speech is blunt, and his face, covered with beard, is grim. The muscles on his body are like boulders, the special characteristics of his race are just oozing out of him.
Everyone is roughly from 1.20 meter to 1.50 meters tall.
All of them are men…
I thought so, but they say that women also grow mustaches, so the distinction
between their looks is
hard to find.
Dwarves. They are a robust race living in mountainous regions.
arriors are the miners, and
craftsmen are the blacksmiths.
This group of dwarves came to this castle, having a letter of introduction from the king of the Lail
The king of the Lail Kingdom, Barsdor Dolga Lail the fo
rth, seems to
from the dwar
bloodline, and the kingdom itself apparently consists of many dwarven villages. Th
se people here might also be villagers from there.
「So, what is it that you wanted to show me?」
「Umu. It should be quicker to see it first. Hey」
On top of the big cart standing behind the dwarves is apparently “the thing
they wanted me to see”, an object about 4 meters in height. By the command of the dwarf leader, other dwarves begin to pull down the slightly dirtied cloth covering entire thing, exposing “that” to the sunlight.
An object appeared from underneath the cloth. A short and stout form ha
big arms and short legs. There
s nothing from the neck upwards, and the cockpit located on its back
Iron machine soldier. Formerly, those machine soldiers
built by the secret organization “Gordian” which tried to invade Ferzen after having captured Yuuron. For a moment
I thought “is that
an iron machine soldier
?”, but I was mistaken.
How should I describe it
? This thing is
built more crudely than the iron machine soldier.
like a car chopped
the middle, with the driver’s front seat put into the torso and huge limbs attached to it…
How to say it? It’s
very unrefined machine.
However, this is undeniably a “Robot”. Furthermore, it’s a
type that can be piloted
「We named it
『Dverg』. As a test, they are currently used for civil engineering and the transportation of ores. We don’t have the intention to circulate them yet
m not mistaken, they are the dwarves’ ancestors, right?
hort, stout and rustic aspects of
certainly resemble the dwarves.
were they able to make something like this?
The dwarves’ technology is fearful.
「But, why are you showing this to me?」
「Don’t you have a giant soldier? We want to compare
with this Dverg that we
Should I let them..compare the
ir robot to mine
comforting for me though
n’t lose their confidence because of
It’s too late to mention it at this point
, but as I look at this robot, I realize that the creator of
iron machine soldier, Dr. Bowman, might’ve really been a genius.
He was an egotistical idiot though.
I open 【Gate】 in the sky and summon a Chevalier from
he chevalier lands on the ground
, and a
ll the dwarves who witnessed it
They seem very surprised.
mass-produced frame gear,
Chevalier. This model is the easiest to handle
, but t
his one is from the
heard my words or not, the dwarves
remain silent (Or rather, their mouth
re still open), gazing at the Chevalier.
t blame them.
Dverg is about four meters tall, and the frame gear — about 15 meter
s in height
. It’s like comparing
did you discover this machine
in some ancient ruins?」
「Only the first few models.
thers, including this one, were made from scratch
our household. There are also several other models that have been developed since then」
Was I influenced by the dwarves’ words this much? I forgot to speak in
. Well, I suppose this much should be fine
since it looks like
made it easier
for me and them
to communicate and
mutual understanding, right?
「…I have a request. Introduce us to the person who made this new
. Having been shown this kind of thing, we can’t possibl
return without meeting
if it’s just
for a moment」
「Eh? Ah~… I guess it
It’s fine but, ~umm.
「T-this child is the one who made
hat a surprisingly nice greeting. Well, it’s said that dwarves often behave
, so minding it will be pointless, isn’t it?」
Seeing Professor Babylon in
baggy white coat, the dwarves once again
show bewildered expressions
Well, that reaction
expected because the
inventor of the frame gears
looks like a ten-year-old girl.
The dwarves’ leader exhales and starts addressing the professor.
Are you someone who belongs to a race with long lives
You can say that you’re almost on point
. Leaving that aside, my guess is that the
is the invention that you guys have made
Shoving her hands in the pockets of the
white robe, the doctor raises her eyes to look at Dverg.
unrefined, but I can feel more
craftsman’s pride in
than the degraded product (the iron machine soldier) that copied my frame gear
as is from before
. The core… Heee
used a magic furnace
? Inside is not only the magic particles from the atmosphere but
also a considerably condensed magic core as a catalyst… I see」
「You could understand that much from just seeing it…!?」
hough the dwarves made a stir, this girl here
just used “Analyze” secretly.
Don’t get deceived!
extracts magic power
with a lot of effort isn’t thoroughly spread
to every corner of the machine.
its current condition, all joints end up leaking
into the atmosphere,
which probably makes its efficiency
「Damn… However, a considerable output will be necessary to make the magic power
reach up until
the fingertips. It can’t be helped even if there’s leakage to some extent. Or is there
to resolve this issue
It’s rather easy mind you
magic power (Ether Lines) into the
body of the frame
using engraving magic
of the frame
So there’s also that method
At some point
started a technical conversation,
me the only one left behind.
Having thought up of a little idea, I
take out my
smartphone from my pocket and call a
s in Babylon (Above).
ou can hear
interesting conversation happening here on the surface, you
re welcome to join
. Yup, the professor is also here」
Our maintenance chief should join this company as well.
while, another ankle-biter arrives wearing overalls
starts talking with the dwarves
in a boisterous manner
about the improvements
Finally, they start fiddling with
after occupying a corner of the training ground
While the dwarves and Rosetta are removing the parts and arguing about something, the professor comes up to me.
「No-no, You’ve shown quite interesting thing to me. It’s one of those
in a different creator brings in new ideas
the case with the
iron machine soldier
They’re both the same and different
, depending on your point of view. There
s no doubt that both machines
use of the
the Dverg differs from the iron machine soldiers because
the dwarves also used quite a bit of their own technolog
. Well. It’s not like they
just imitated the original, so it’s fine to
it as something new
, I guess
I see. So they’ve built a new original based solely on the information about frame gears and iron machine soldiers. I didn’t know that the dwarves were excellent in magic engineering as well, but when I think about it, both them and the elves live very long. Is it not strange to assume that they
a portion of the knowledge from the ancient civilizations
Come to think of it, I
heard that some of the engineers working on a magic train that’s being developed
in Ferzen are dwarves.
「I can understand what you mean by『
』to some extent, but now that you
it, both the development of magic studies and the advancement of civilization are impossible at this point. Or do you plan to confiscate
and exterminate the dwarves?」
a nasty smile, the professor peers into me. O
f course, I can
something like that! I also
don’t even feel like doing
「In addition, this machine is something that
s going to be eventually
invented no matter what
. Or rather, the same thing was made roughly 5000 years ago as well
. In a certain sense,
they are kinda late already. The iron machine soldiers
were also preceded by something else before
「I guess so…」(Touya)
「Well, it can be called
revival of the technology, right?
this machine is
at the level where
used as a vehicle
can be destroyed with a single magic shot」
. It seems perfect as
a domestic tool
, but it’s rather unreliable
as a weapon
I guess this might
someday become similar to the
s in the future
the golems from the reverse world, the level
of magic technology
here is still a lot low
. The technology of the crab bus belonging to Sancho-san
s much higher
than the technology of transportation here
Of course, it
If the engineers of the surface world and the reverse world could cooperate, they might’ve been able to produce something incredibly useful. Though it might not be as easy as it sounds.
If the two world
stop thinking of something foolish
and face the dwarves.
s been a long while, but I really want to see how this
moves. Can someone like me
「Even amateurs can easily make th
walk. Do you want to
give it a
I sit down on the cockpit protruding from the back, and the dwarves teach me how to
operate the controls
. Because the Dverg cannot read the intentions of its pilot like
frame gear does,
is left completely in
「Alright. Pour magic power into the magic stone next to the control stick
will start up
of the Dverg
After starting it up,
make it walk slowly」
「Roger~. First, pour the magic power────」
「Aah, please wait! With master’s magic power…!」(Rosetta)
to say something, but I still end up pouring my magic power like I “usually” do.
The next moment,
the armor on its abdomen explodes.
he blown off armor falls onto the ground,
a dense dark smoke
s rising from the abdomen.
I get off from the Dverg in panic
the dwarves just standing there with
expressions, their mouths just open and close
s this my fault?
(Black: Touya no baka! Aho!)
「Aaー…With the output of Master
magic furnace can
hope to handle it without considerably compressing it first. It’s like igniting a candle with a fireball 」(Rosetta)
magic power that easily surpasses the
capacity of the furnace
becomes saturated and explode
if it has nowhere to go」(Regina)
「Please say it beforehand……」
(Black: As if you don’t have a prior experience, you idiot!)
I am lost on what
say to the dwarves who
very pale and dumbfounded
It wasn’t intentional
– I want them to at least believe that.
Looking at the backs of the dwarves who
staring at the broken Dverg
without moving away from the black smoke rising from
even now, I
an indescribable sense of guilt.
Will they forgive me if I give them several barrels
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