|“||Isn't it lovely, to enjoy a tranquil life~||”|
A girl with supernatural luck, a bright smile, and a candid personality. She is surprisingly wise, and sometimes reveals poignant insight that seems inconsistent with her appearance. She is interested in medicine, and also reads books on herbal remedies. She always adds herbal medicine to her Recipes--her intent is to improve everybody's health, but it results in the food looking unappetizing.
In the past, drinking Mung Bean Soup was one of the many ways to beat the summer heat. It was popular because it quenched the thirst in addition to dispelling heat. Therefore, not only are its healing qualities recorded in many medical books, it also receives a warm welcome from the public during the summer.
How to Acquire
- Where's Mung Bean?
- Get Warmed Up
- Anniversary Bounty Mission
- Starry Brilliance (Super)
- Mellow Memory (Super)
- Firework World
blue = lvl 1red = max lvl
|Contract||This is our first time meeting. Master Attendant, I'm Mung Bean Soup, and this little guy is Mung Bean...hmm...it's just a bit shy at first...okay, okay, don't hide, Mung Bean, come say hello to Master Attendant!|
|Log In||Do you like Mung Bean? It's easy to get along with~ ...Ah~ Ah~ Don't splash water all over Master Attendant, Mung Bean!|
|Ice Arena||This place looks really interesting! Mung Bean, you're happy too! Ehehe...|
|Skills||If you don't try, how will you know?!?|
|Ascend||The wind is carrying a nice aroma~ Even Mung Bean is excited, ehehe...|
|Fatigue||There are still a lot of books that I haven't read...hm...but...they're...a bit difficult...|
|Recovering||Master Attendant, I found an interesting book! Do you want to read it together?|
|Team Formation||Mung Bean, come back here! We're getting ready to set out!|
|Knockout||Clearly......I still have a lot to do...|
|Notice||Master Attendant, the food is ready! Do you want to add some of these herbs I just gathered?|
|Idle 1||We can't run away, I understand, we can't run away... If we run this time, next time we'll always say "next time". So, which herbs should I add this time to make this work?|
|Idle 2||Hahaha...Mung Bean, cut it out! Hahaha...cut it out, Master Attendant is resting~ Let's go outside and play!|
|Idle 3||Master Attendant, you can't run wild like Mung Bean, if you do you'll catch a cold! Every book says so!|
|Interaction 1||Master Attendant, do you know how to read this word? ...Ah! Mung Bean, don't steal my book, you're going to get it wet!|
|Interaction 2||This is the tonic I just made. The book said goldthread clears heat and eliminates dampness, so I tried adding a bit. Master Attendant, will you taste it?|
|Interaction 3||Don't be sad Master Attendant! Good fortune comes and goes~|
|Pledge||I know there are a lot of things I can't do for Master Attendant. Even so, I want to stay by your side. I… I like you, Master Attendant.|
|Intimacy 1||It's strange, all of my happy memories involve Master Attendant! Master Attendant, what about you?|
|Intimacy 2||As long as you have people you care about, every day will be a blessing.|
|Intimacy 3||No matter what time it is, I'm always happy to see you Master Attendant.|
|Victory||I had good fortune this time, hehe~|
|Defeat||I don't...want to see Master Attendant's worried face...|
|Feeding||Master Attendant, you're amazing! You always know what I want to eat!|
|Get Warmed Up event.|
|Brisk Spring Wind|
|Tinged with Spring|
- The book in her basic art is the Compendium of Materia Medica, a Chinese herbology volume written by Li Shizhen.
Brisk Spring Wind
|Contents of this page has been fan-translated by BasilCosmo and may not be completely accurate.|
Official translations will be added whenever it's available.
I. Long distance
“A barren wilderness exists on the continent of North Knowles, bordering the Light Kingdom. In the deepest part of the wilderness, an ancient ruin was buried under dust and sand. It was once a prosperous country, small in size, but extremely wealthy and rich. Legend had it that this country contained all the history of this continent, and naturally held, among the vast sea of history, countless lesser-known secrets. I had no intention of discovering those secrets, I was more interested in the real treasure within the ruins.”
- The autobiography of Light Kingdom’s traveller.
After closing the book, which I had read four or five times, my heart could not rest for a long time. The places depicted in the book captivated me and I wanted to explore them. Contrary to the author, what interested me was not the money, but the history. Maybe... I could learn my origin from them. After some hesitation, I made a decision. I didn't want to hesitate any longer. Although they were a bit far away, I couldn't persuade myself to ignore those places. As long as there was even the slightest possibility of finding something, I was going to give it a try. I had an extraordinary obsession concerning my own existence.
I called out softly towards the door. Then I saw a white bowl wobbling and floating in through the door. The little one's head poked out of it, looking at me with a dazed and sleepy expression.
“We're going out for a trip.”
Smiling and patting his head, I said so. The little one's eyebrows twitched, eyes half-open, half-closed. I did not understand whether he had heard me or not. In any case, I started to prepare for the trip first. With the joy of embarking on a new journey, I jumped out of my bed and started packing.
After half a month, Mung Bean and I finally left the border of Light Kingdom and came to the edge of the wilderness recorded in the book. There was a small town on the edge of the wilderness. When I got off the wagon, I figured we should go find a place to stay first and ask for information a bit before we went deeper into the wilderness. But I didn't expect that the situation there was slightly different from what I had expected.
“Haha, well, little girl, what kind of autobiography did you read?”
But after mentioning it, the innkeeper gave an odd smile and blurted out to me.
“Then I guess you'll be disappointed.”
“Huh? What makes you say that?”
I froze for a moment, scratching my head in confusion, a slight feeling of loss welling up in my heart, but still wearing a smile on my face. If what the book said was false, then I did not want to make a trip for nothing.
“There are ruins deep in the wilderness, but I’m not sure about the treasure.”
The owner offered me a cup of tea, as if to comfort me.
“I have no idea how many explorers come here every day, but they are all attracted here by that book. And even if there really was a treasure, it’s probably long gone.”
“Uhm… what about the books and scrolls…?”
Maybe those are still there…
“Books? No idea. I don't think anyone was interested in that kind of stuff. But if you really don't mind, you can take a look at the place.”
The owner shrugged his shoulders and went to serve other customers after saying that.
I whispered to myself thoughtfully. Leaving the inn and following the owner's instructions, I made my way to a recruitment plaza in town where I could find fellow travelers more easily. According to the owner, the ruins were in the deepest part of the wilderness, and for whatever reason, it was not a wise choice to go alone. Holding Mung Bean, I asked around to find the only team of merchants that planned to go deep into the wilderness the next day.
“Uhm, excuse me…”
I met with the chief of the merchant team, and I was just about to open my mouth to say something.
“It's 50 silver coins for accompaniment. The price for protection is separate.”
The chief did not raise his head.
“Huh?... I don’t have that much money…”
When I heard the price quote, I was suddenly a little overwhelmed. The chief looked up at me.
“Hmm? A child? Children like you should not fool around when they don't have money.”
With that, he waved his hand impatiently, gesturing for me to leave.
“If that’s possible… I can help you with some chores…”
I restrained the restless Mung Bean and tried to convince the chief to let me come with his team.
“Go back home, kid.”
The chief's attitude remained strong.
“I’m a Food-…”
Just as I was about to reveal my identity as a Food Soul, a palm covered my mouth, and then I heard a soft male voice echoing softly in my ears.
“I’ll pay for her.”
The man who paid for me was named Butter Tea. He was a young man with very long, white hair and he looked very handsome. The man also seemed to be a believer, as I noticed religion-related patterns on his clothes.
On the way back, I pulled the ends of my hair back and smiled at him a little embarrassed.
“I must have given you a lot of trouble.”
“Not at all.”
Butter Tea shook his head unconcernedly, and then gently advised.
“Unless you absolutely have to, do not reveal to anyone that you’re a Food Soul. You should always be careful out here.”
Back at the inn, I laid on my bed holding my pillow high in the air and murmured softly.
“…the Ruins of the Royal Capital… will I be able to find there the historical material I’m looking for…?”
Mung Bean wobbled and floated in front of my eyes, sitting in his little white bowl, spinning back and forth, as if he wanted to cheer me up. I couldn't help but laugh softly at the sight, put down the pillow and hold the little one in my arms, stroking his head with care.
“Speaking of which, that man called Butter Tea I met today, he is a very nice person! And very kind~”
As soon as those words left my mouth, the little one, who had been squinting slightly, suddenly squirmed and struggled restlessly. He flew back to the bowl, turning his back on me as if he did not want to talk about it.
“Huh? What’s the matter, Mung Bean?”
The little guy glanced back for a moment. Seeing that I was still scratching my head in confusion, he turned away again and drove the white bowl to fly back to the table.
"Uhm… Mung? …I’m…sorry?”
I tried to apologize, even though I didn't know what I had done wrong, but the little one still ignored me.
“Good… good night then…”
I sighed a bit resignedly, blew out the candle and closed my eyes.
We will have a long way to go tomorrow.
The next morning, I arrived at the meeting point of the merchant team with a confused Mung Bean. Butter Tea was crouching in a corner of the square to check some packages. Seeing that I had come empty-handed, he couldn't help but show a confused expression.
“You… didn’t bring anything?”
Hearing his words, I was stunned.
“Was… there anything I needed to bring?”
Butter Tea shook his head.
“I’ll give you some of mine afterwards.”
We entered the wilderness with the merchants, and within a few days, I learned a couple of things the hard way. Books cannot be fully trusted, that was the first thing I learned. Records about the situation in those special regions were not as detailed as they should have been, leaving aside such things as the secrets of the human heart. If you do not experience it firsthand, you will never understand. An experience must not only be read, but also experienced to be defined as one…
Had Butter Tea not been there, I might have paid a high price for this hasty trip. Perhaps even with my life.
Butter Tea helped me a lot along the way. Windproof clothing, food and water, general knowledge of the wilderness. He taught me a lot of things that were not in the books.
If…If only I had listened to him more.
“I'll go hunting with them, you stay by the wagon. Don't listen to anything they tell you to do.”
That was clearly a warning.
But I still followed the chief nervously when he asked me for help with a sincere face.
“Excuse me, Miss Mung Bean Soup. Butter Tea got hurt. Can you come and help him?”
I got into the other wagon with him, feeling anxious and defenceless. And then…
The wagon exploded and wood chips flew. Among the stirring cloud of dust, the chief slightly narrowed his eyes, his right hand was holding a wooden knife, swinging it. And before my eyes, stood up a wide Tibetan robe, fluttering in the wind.
“In the name of Buddha, let go of that knife.”
Butter Tea somehow got between me and the chief, praying to Buddha with one hand, and pushing him away with the other. A bright light shone around his body. The light of Buddha was like an ocean, solemn and sublime. The chief retreated steadily. Finally he looked back and said to me gently in a concerned tone.
“Little girl, didn't I tell you not to trust them?”
“Two in one shot… looks like I hit the jackpot.”
The chief wiped the corner of his mouth that had been burned by Buddha's light, his wound was recovering at a rate visible to the naked eye.
“And here I thought you were just another fat sheep to slaughter.”
Only a Food Soul could have such recovery abilities.
“How degenerate can a Food Soul be to commit such an act such as robbery.”
Butter Tea's indifferent words were filled with anger.
“Finding a fat sheep and not slaughtering it. That's what's truly degenerate.”
The chief glanced at me and said indifferently.
“Since I did not succeed, I’ll leave you alone. The Ruins are not that far away, so you can go there on your own, right?”
Even if I could understand his words, I could not understand his behaviour.
I was thinking about it, but then I heard Butter Tea saying “yes”, and he pulled me away. I was still confused when we left. Butter Tea saved me, that was the only thing I knew for sure.
“Sorry… I didn’t know that…”
On the way, I apologized to Butter Tea.
“It doesn’t matter. I did expect that you didn’t have much experience.”
He was the same as before, as if nothing had happened.
“Why do you want to go there? What do you want to do?”
“... I want to learn more about the history of our world and find out where I came from.”
After freezing for a moment, I answered his question honestly.
“I heard that the whole history of the continent was once recorded there.”
“To learn about yourself and this world…”
Butter Tea paused for a moment, appearing to be a little helpless.
Sticking out my tongue, I smiled embarrassedly.
“I don’t know any other way to do that.”
We searched together for days and nights in the Ruins yet did not find that so-called history. Unexpectedly, I didn't feel the disappointment I used to feel. Instead, it was Butter Tea’s purpose, which I learned by coincidence, that concerned me the most. He was chasing after someone's shadow. When talking about that person, Butter Tea no longer looked solemn, his eyes glimmered with deep concern. That deep feeling made me feel inexplicably heartbroken.
“What are you going to do next?”
The day before I decided to leave, I was sitting on top of a ruined building with Butter Tea, looking at the setting sun in the distance, when I suddenly spoke.
“I’m going to go somewhere else.”
“You mean the place where… where your old friend went?”
“… can I come with you?”
Butter Tea agreed to my request with a flushed face and I smiled as I walked beside him. Because I felt I had found something that was more important than finding out my origin.
V. Mung Bean Soup
It is known as one of the largest towns in Light Kingdom, with developed commerce and a large population base. Even a relatively small number of Cooking Attendants and Food Souls could be found there. The two were no longer considered special there. But there was always a special presence.
For example, many people knew that there was that one Food Soul, who, from the beginning to the end, had no Master Attendant. Or rather, even she did not know who her Master Attendant was. The contract was there, yet the human that signed it was nowhere to be found. From the moment she was summoned, all she saw was a room filled with books and a small creature that came with her.
She was clueless and lonely. She went through many books. Until she finished reading all the books that were in that room, whose collection was comparable to that of a library. She still couldn't find any traces of her Master Attendant. So she decided to leave the place and go somewhere else to find out more about where she came from. She was guided by the notes of a well-known traveller and travel stories from the book collection. She began to follow the footsteps of that man and travelled all over Light Kingdom.
But many years passed, and she still found nothing. Fortunately, during that long journey, the girl met a Food Soul who warmed her heart.
Am I still looking for Master Attendant?
The girl asked herself. The girl was still looking for them, but she was not as impatient as she was originally. Occasionally the girl would grumble in her mind.
Where in the world has Master Attendant gone?
Perhaps, her thoughts about her Master Attendant would eventually disappear with time.
By the remains of a Fallen Angel.
A campsite stood out in the wilderness, lit up by starry lights in the darkness of the night. A refined-looking man came out of the camp with an oil lamp, followed by a crooked old man behind him. Facing the howling wind in the wilderness, they walked slowly towards the huge and overwhelming corpse.
“How’s the research on the Fallen Angel going?”
“The research has reached the third stage, and we are trying to purify the Fallen Angel to parasitize the remains of its corpse.”
“I didn't understand much of what you said, old man, but it's good that progress is being done without mistakes.”
With that, the old man suddenly turned around.
“Speaking of which, how is the Food Soul doing?”
The oil lamp carried by the gentleman wiggled for a moment, and then he said.
“You mean Mung Bean Soup? I think she’s still in Light Kingdom.”
“How cold of you.”
The old man pretended to lament.
“Are you not going to do anything about it?”
“No need to. It's better to keep the contract though, it might come in handy.”
The man replied indifferently.
“Heh… I see.”
The old man narrowed his eyes slightly and smiled subtly.
“It’s better this way… it would be a lot of work to deal with a Food Soul, don’t you think?”
The man's hands tightened in his pockets, his veins rippling. While still having a cold expression on his face, he responded seemingly casually.
His anger, hidden by his indifference, dissipated overnight.