Raphtalia insists to get another slave seal as a symbol of faith to Naofumi. While there, Naofumi buys a Filolial egg which later hatches into a small bird and named it Filo. Similar to demi-humans, Filolials grows quickly as it levels up. During their visit to Lute Village, Naofumi was alarmed to see Motoyasu and Malty imposing heavy taxes to the villagers. Naofumi tries to interfere but the Queen’s envoys suddenly appear and gave Malty a message. Disturbed by the message, Malty challenges Naofumi to a race where the winner acquires the village. Despite Malty’s guards using magic to cheat for advantage, Naofumi and Filo still manage to win against Motoyasu and his dragon. As a reward, Malty and Motoyasu left and the villagers offer them a carriage and Trader’s Pass. The next day, they woke up surprised to find Filo transformed into a little girl with wings.