Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu Volume 11 Chapter 4
The next day, Lifelia Calendar Year 165, January 22──
Diablo’s group visited the Feudal Lord’s estate.
The Feudal Lord of this country was also the commander of its military.
Faltra City’s Feudal Lord Galford and Zircon Tower City’s Feudal Lord Lamnites possessed high fighting strength.
However, the Feudal Lord of this Caliture City was, a sea lion.
A race similar to a sea lion──not. It seemed that he was a rotund Human.
The large table was lined with luxurious cuisine even though it was morning.
「Ohh! So you all are the Adventurers that were dispatched from the royal palace. You did well getting here! Now then, come and sit. You’re just in time for second breakfast.」
Rem tilted her head.
Shera made a wry smile.
「We came here after eating breakfast.」
The Gado Clan’s breakfast also had an amazing amount.
Meat, meat, and meat right in the morning……
Diablo and Shera felt like they would get heartburn just from looking at it, but Rem ate with a face like it was only natural.
The Caliture Feudal Lord made a face that said he found that surprising.
「You don’t need breakfast? Are you feeling unwell? Please pay attention to your health. I recommend this herb tea. It has an effect on sudden losses of appetite.」
Rem made a bow, and advanced the conversation.
「……I am Rem the Adventurer……A Summoner.」
She intentionally didn’t say her surname of Galeu, and emphasized being a Summoner.
The Feudal Lord tilted his head.
「You’re a Magician? Not a Fistfighter?」
As expected, black Pantherians probably had the image of being part of the Gado Clan in this town. He made a surprised face hearing that.
Rem introduced them one after another.
「……This is, Diablo. Please consider him as a Magician.」
「Is that so.」
「……And then, this is, Shera. An Ar──」
Her words were interrupted.
Shera placed a hand on her own large chest, and spoke.
「I’m a Summoner!」
Rem placed a hand on her shoulder while she was like that.
She whispered in a low voice.
「……Even though the only thing you can call out is your 《Turkey Shot》. You are a level 80 Archer. Either that or a level 80 Warrior since you were a disciple of the Master Swordsman.」
「Then, Rem, you’re also a Fistfighter. Sorami-san said that you have the talent for it.」
「……Unlike you, I haven’t been negligent in my studies as a Magician. Soon enough, I might reach level 80 in it.」
「Let’s go check it at the Adventurers Guild! I might already be higher than you.」
With their quarreling voices becoming louder, Diablo cleared his throat.
The two of them fell silent.
The Caliture Feudal Lord resumed his breakfast. After indulging in some bacon, he opened his mouth to talk.
「I believe you’ve heard this from His Highness, but I am Lieutenant General Hite Ray Martis.」
──That’s my first time hearing it.
Diablo’s group averted their gazes.
There was information on wild animals and the Spriggan, but they didn’t hear anything about Caliture City’s Feudal Lord and the garrisoned forces.
Both the King and the Cabinet Minister surmised that they weren’t really all that important.
──Now then, how should we break the ice?
He made a promise with the Kobolds.
It was left to him by Patriarch Borbos.
He also felt that he wanted to protect Feneri as well.
He needed to get the Caliture Feudal Lord Martis to approve of them living in the mountains.
As he was in thought, Rem broke the ice.
「……Feudal Lord-sama, may I ask you something?」
「Mu? Are you going to eat some bacon?」
「……No, this isn’t about food. It is about the Kobolds.」
As expected, it looked like it would be fine to leave negotiations to her. If it’s Diablo, he would only make the other party either mad or afraid, one of those two.
If they could resolve things peacefully, that would be for the best.
Martis stopped the hand that held a fork.
「Kobold? That is?」
「……They are, a Beastman race.」
「Is that so. Well, I have never minded the classification of monsters. Silver is mined from the mountains north of Caliture. We want to mine it, but since the wild animals come attacking, we need to guarantee the safety of the miners.」
「……Silver? We didn’t receive a single word about that.」
「His Majesty probably doesn’t care. If wild animals that harm the people of the Races are appearing within the territory, they get subjugated. That is only natural.」
The Kobolds didn’t mention anything about it either.
Most likely, they probably weren’t interested in the reason why people of the Races were coming to their mountain.
It’s not like it would change anything if they knew though.
Rem asked a question.
「……What if, for example, the Kobolds promised to not attack the miners, how would that sound?」
「How would that sound? What do you mean?」
「……Would you allow them to live in the mountain?」
Going “Hahaha”, Martis placed both of his hands on his fat belly and laughed.
「As expected of Adventurers of the royal capital, even your jokes are first-class, aren’t they? They don’t understand the words of the Races. They only bark going “Uーuー wan wan”. There is no way they could make promises.」
As far as the people of the Races are concerned, the Beastman races are treated like that.
However, Rem persisted.
「……That isn’t the case at all. There are also some that are able to have proper conversations.」
Martis made a surprised looking face.
「Is that true!?」
「Then bring them here. They should become a nice exhibition.」
「No no, I do not deny the philanthropism that respects even the lives of wild animals. But, that cannot be a policy for the army. The population of the fief that feel anxiety from even living together with Demi-Humans is not small. Do you think that they would place their trust in a Beastman race? My duty is to eradicate the monsters from the silver mine.」
「……It is not like the Kobolds want to fight.」
「When creating a field, would you hesitate to pull out the weeds? When hunting, do you show pity to the deer? Life is precious, but not more than the safety of the population. As the Feudal Lord, isn’t that only natural?」
「……That, is true.」
That was a sound argument.
His outward appearance is questionable, but it’s no wonder he was entrusted with a large territory.
Martis shrugged his shoulders.
「With our equipment, we couldn’t deal with the Spriggan. We had lost four forts due to that, but I had heard that it is possible for you all to crush it. And then, in a few days, there will also be ten thousand reinforcements from the royal capital, and it seems that the Royal Palace Knights will be coming as well. Some other fighting power was prepared as well──Even without worrying about that, it will be possible to annihilate those wild animals with the next expedition! Since we’ll win, there’s no reason to step down from all of this. Emptying the plate I set my hands on is my principle.」
「……Is that so.」
Rem hung her head looking vexed.
It looked impossible.
Feudal Lord Martis only thinks of the Kobolds as nothing but “vermin damaging the silver mines”.
Certainly, if they can win the battle without any trouble, there’s no reason to compromise with them.
──I guess stopping the war won’t be that easy.
What to do?
What should they do to save the Kobolds?
Shera, who had kept silent and listened the whole time, made a face that looked like she would cry.
「Hmph……Leave it, to me.」
He didn’t have an ingenious idea.