Knights & Magic Volume 7 Chapter 107
Chapter 107 Let us be welcomed
As the King lead the path, the titans of the Kaellous Clan were advancing through the forest. Eventually beyond the step ahead, the tress starts to look differently.
“Is that・・・a wall?”
“Hou. I hear that’s the settlement for the goblin”
The Servant opens his only one eye wide while the Third-eyed Seat of Brave crossed his arm in amazement.
What appeared before them is a castle wall that made of piles of boulders. It was a sturdy piece of rock that even the titans themselves may struggling to carry it alone, moreover there’s a detailed rock that lined up on the top of that. Unlike the same appearance of small cities in the Fremmevira Kingdom, it was made to make sure can defend against the demonic beast enough.
Especially for the titans who lived as it is in the forest, the goblin——the human city is surely a rare thing for them. Besides, the only settlement they know was the village that had been destroyed a few days ago.
“It seems there is no place for our size to live in there”
Along with the gesture and unreasonable remarks, Oberon who have heard it come in one glance.
“That’s not even a joke! Giants are not allowed in this land. There’s no way I can let you in!”
The Brave and his Servant look at each other face.
“Albeit their walls are splendid, most likely have a same building like in those villagers had inside. Then we might not even shade ourselves from the sunlight”
“Agreed. Just like in the village. We will spend our day in the forest like we always do”
Nabbing Kasasagi that floating in the sky, eventually comes to the young Sorceress side.
“Magister, we have decided to wait on the outside. It seems that goblin also prefer us like that too”
“I see・・・・by the way Parl. If you have decided to wait on here, I’d like to ask you something”
In the front of Ernesti who just opened the cockpit and went outside, the young Sorceress tilts her head in wonder.
The goblin’s capital. From the people who lives in the lower village it is called the upper-town. In truth, it has a scale to be called as a castle town instead, everything inside the wall is having a sense of safety. There is a crucial difference between the lower village who just in other day almost get wiped out from the threat of the demonic beast and this place. This is a place where the nobles——the knight lives.
The Mystical Knight moves forward and opened the huge gate and then they continued inside of the walls.
“When I look at that castle walls, somewhat it kinda remind me of Fremmevira a little”
“It’s been a long time since we have seen a city I suppose. But hey, it’s quite different atmosphere unlike Fremmevira Kingdom”
Adeltrud was also looking around in a curious manner. There are human activities and civilization in here. However, the town atmosphere is very different from their hometown. Inside the town wall, a lot of trees is still left behind. And it just not only the trees beside the town streets. The town is also largely encroached by the trees, and even the building itself already combined with the tree as if the forest in here was just turned into a city.
Eru is slightly having a sense of déjà vu while looking at the town atmosphere and cocked his head to the side. Not long after that, he decided not to bother about it. It has been few hundred years since the Bocuse Expeditionary Force has disappeared into Bocuse Sea of Trees. It was enough for goblin to build their own unique culture within that time.
While holding a various impression, they went toward the center of the town. The further they went in, the larger building they have seen. Sometimes, the Mystical Knight is standing like a sentinel. Among the highest position in knight, this area is probably the place where the Knight Runners lives.
In the midst of that, there is a huge building that slowly raises a smoke bit by bit. There were many similar ones in the Fremmevira Kingdom too. Soon, Eru realized what is it.
“Is that, a workshop I suppose. As expected, there are many of them huh”
“So, you are only noticed that・・・・”
How in the earth he could miss that. Eru is already beat every workshop’s location within the town into his head. That how just he is, the way he remembers all of the workshop location is just like Eru after all.
Eventually, they reached at the center of the town. In there, a huge building like a castle is firmly standing. No matter where they had gone, it seems the people who have power is still same everywhere. Just before they went inside the castle, Oberon now faces them face to face.
“Welcome my guest, to my town, my castle! Once again, I welcome you all!”
Advancing to the castle, the two of them were summoned by Oberon over their brief stay. When they are wondering what is it, Oberon is showing his smug face while there is a huge feast already prepared. Although he has somewhat faithful personality, it seems he already prepared a grand welcome for them as he promised.
The banquet was much bigger than Eru had imagined. They have used a spacious room and every dish is lined on the table one after another. Not just numerous, every one of them have a detailed works in one glance. While on the corner of the room, people who somewhat looked like a musician playing a gentle symphony.
Certainly, he made a promise about it but reminding they were just a traveler, this kind of hospitalities are indeed a little excessive. As expected, they are not only one who participating the banquet. When they are just entered the room, there were already many people attending.
“Hou・・・・・a guest from the west, huh”
“I heard they were a Knight Runner who controlling the Mystical Knight. Aren’t they just a kid?”
“I don’t know. However, I don’t think a mere child would be invited in such extravagant banquet”
“Yeah, we’re talking about that King’s personality・・・・”
Everyone’s eyes focused on Eru and Addy. The ones who have participated in this place is none other than the noble class who lived in this land. Although they haven’t heard the full story, they are just frequently whispering the rumors.
While still on the unsettled atmosphere, Oberon seems really satisfied.
“On that village, there’s nothing that could fill my taste. Do not hold back to eat up everything! Well then everyone, you may dine as much you like!”
As soon they got his permission, Eru and Addy are running wildly on the dish direction. Even though they have been living hardly in the forest, everything they ate were tasted like a wild and unpolished. It has been long time since they were tasted the real ‘cooking’ made by hand. Given with that momentum, they are throwing the meaning of restrain and gobbled the dish.
“Hahaha, how was it, guest. The dishes in this land”
“Although they are different unlike from Fremmevira, it’s quite something!”
“True, it is very delicious. The meat is soft, is this from demonic beast?”
With their attitude, the nobles give their attention to them. Although it can’t be said that is comfortable enough for the flattery but the gaze surrounding them seems don’t really mind even if they haven’t said anything. After all, the two of them are the central figure of the Silver Phoenix Knight Order, who have released all kind of nervousness from their dictionary.
“Yep, because we have a livestock in here! So, we don’t have to hunt the demonic beast like the giants. But, how to put it・・・・you sure have a splendid way of eating. Indeed”
In contrary, the nobles were stopping their hand while still completely dumbfounded. For them the travelers who had pass through the forest is full of mysteries. With that awkwardness, the banquet still continued in a friendly manner.
“Oh my, thank you for your generous hospitality”
“You don’t have to mind it at all! It’s been a long time since we have been reunited with my fellow brethren!”
After fulfilling his stomach, Eru is having pleasant conversation with the King while the nobles didn’t show any careless movements, that’s also why the King makes his move first.
“Although we have lived in the forest and being surrounded by the giants, it’s not all bad to be honest”
“Yes. I can see that you were able to build this town”
“Our parent・・・・have borrowed giant’s power, and able to live in this land though. Still, the meaning of us being in their feet is not that small”
“For that reason, you need Mystical Knight to do that, right”
When Oberon raises his hand, the nobles are keeping their head high and nodded in agreement. For them, it was great pride to become a protector in this land. Then finally, their speech started to become specific.
“Right. Because of us, we were able to live along with the giants”
“Guest from the west, regardless of your appearance, I heard you’re also a Knight Runner too”
“Hou・・・then, I would like to see that”
The nobles increased their gaze. They wanted to see how much power their opponent possesses.
“Yes. I have been leading a knight order back in my hometown”
For a moment, the nobles laughed it off a little. They seem received Eru’s answer as a joke. However, they didn’t realize the smile on his face is going wider.
“Well, let’s stop it for a moment, everybody. They might find it troubling for our guest if you suddenly ask him like that”
Then, the King intercept their conversation. Although he is thinking while stroking his jaw in exaggerated manner, then he clasped his hand as if he found something good.
“Oh right. I know a good way for you to show your strength. How about showing off your Silhouette Knight to everybody in here?”
“I’m sorry but that would be hard. Because I had left it behind in someone care”
On that moment, the King who just had realized by now showing a bitter expression.
“My dear guest, to think that you would entrust your precious Silhouette Knight・・・・Although it’s fine for you to have a friendly relationship, are you sure you can trust them that much?”
“Yes, I’m certain the Brave and the young Sorceress will not break their promise at all”
The room now is filled with the suppressed murmur among the nobles. The relationship between Eru and Kaellous Clan were not known beforehand in the midst of their rank. There’s a clear difference from someone standpoint if they compare the goblin who under titan control between Eru and his companion who have gotten somewhat equal position with the titan.
With that momentum, this time Eru came up with another solution.
“Then, how about this. Let me use the Mystical Knight of yours for the time being. If we have to show off my skill, this would be enough, no?”
“Eru-kun, here he goes again・・・”
“Ha, ha, ha. Right, that’s your counter, huh”
Together with the King, Eru is showing the smile fiercely, to an extent, settled amicably with a little awkward enough to make the surrounding nobles suffocated while laugh at each other cheerfully.
“If it for the guest, I’d like to use this opportunity to lend it for you but・・・the Mystical Knights are under Knight Runner’s jurisdiction. I can’t afford to lend it casually that much!”
“Oh dear, that’s too bad. Then, how about I ask the kind nobles in here instead?”
When Eru takes glance at the nobles, they looked away their eyes from Eru’s line of sight. There’s no one who want to jump in the middle of that strange tension between Eru and the King.
“Please don’t tease them that much, my dear guest. Mmm, indeed. It seems you are interested in our Mystical Knight”
“Yes, I’m curious about them. The knight that protect this land・・・and their strength”
“Eru-kun, it’s leaking, your drool is leaking”
Oberon is clasped his hand in conclusion.
“I’m afraid, no matter how much power I have as a king, I couldn’t ask them for the impossible. So, how about this then, would you tell us about your Silhouette Knight. If so, we’ll show you that we are able to re-create that again”
“Oh dear, sorry to disappointed you but, it is impossible to re-create that unless we’re in my hometown”
Suddenly, the atmosphere start to tremble menacingly. In the next moment, Eru and the King speak in a low voice and smile at each other face while the nobles held their breath to oversee the situation.
“Hometown you say・・・I’m sure you want to go back to your own country. In that case, you will need something like ‘that ship’, I’m wrong? However, asking the villager for that would lead you for nothing”
“Too much burden for them, I’m sure”
“If that role changed to us, would be at least be possible to create that kind of ship, right. I will be more appreciate if you are able to lend us your strength though”
On that moment, the King changes his expression firmly and take a good look at Eru.
“When that happen, even the giants・・・we could plan together after we’ve defeated the Rubel Clan. Eventually, we’re no place of being protected by the giants, thus left us no reason to stay in here forever”
The atmosphere around the nobles also has changed, as if their will are lined together with the King itself. In the midst of that unspeakable feeling, Eru raises a question mark upside his head and crocked his head to the side.
“Will the people in lower village also included aboard that ship?”
“・・・・・Of course they will. But I’m afraid they are too many of them. We cannot overlook when it will take much time to do that”
There is a long pause in the King answer and that kind of answer is plenty for Eru. Then he returns the King answer with a mega-sized smile on his face.
“Let me think it for a while”
“Hm. Well, fine. I wouldn’t think you’re wasting your time though”
Eventually, the feast is over, and being lifted one by one.
Eru and Addy were given a room in the corner of the castle. Incidentally, Addy was insisting to be one room for two of them.
Naturally, there are a lot of difference from the ones in Fremmevira Kingdom, however ones can say it was fairly well-equipped room. With that kind of situation, Addy is walking around and checking their room interior.
“There’s a real bed in here! It seems okay for two people too!”
“As I thought they were really welcoming us very well. Though, there’s a guard in front of our room”
Even though they have been accepting the two of them, they are still outsiders. There’re many things need to be cautious of these two after all.
“I don’t care～ alright! Let’s sleep comfortably tonight, Eru-kun!”
“That’s a good idea. But, before that”
Eru’s line of sight place on window. An iron grid placed on there and looks like they are not able to leave quite easily.
“Would you like to have a night date with me Addy?”
He chinked his wincester that just happened in his waist.