Knights & Magic Volume 7 Chapter 90
Chapter 90 The Giant’s Nation
Beyond the Fremmevira Kindom, there was a vast woodland that covering the east side of Zetterlund continent. The forest is known as ‘Bocuse Sea of Trees’.
There is no human that reigning this vast forest. Only countless demonic beast who power struggle to keep their own land.
‘Silhouette Knight’ human greatest weapon, a giant knight made from steel.
In the past many people attempt to use this power for unlocking the path to the forest. But their ambition perished after facing the enormous demonic beast who loitering inside the forest.
Since then no one permitted to enter, furthermore Bocuse Sea of Trees become a symbol of dread and terror.
Amongst thick and dense trees, there was two giant beings are walking.
Their height reaching 10 meters at maximum. Although every living being that living in this forest without exception is demonic beast, and with that size most of them can also categorized as ‘Duel Class Demonic Beast’.
Utilizing the super physical power known as ‘Magic Phenomenon’, the demonic beast can enormously make their body huge and increasing their destroying ability.
But those two were different from demonic beast.
After all, they were wearing ‘Armor’ that made by demonic beast’s leather and bone. Behind the armor they wearing, there is absurd swells in their muscular body, moreover they were stepping on the ground by their two feet.
Yes, these two massive creatures that shaped like a human, in other word a “Titan”.
The cause of this large beast trail, because there were many duel classes demonic beast that active in the forest. These two titans walking on the gap stepped by enormous beast before.
One of them wearing demonic beast skull’s helmet, within the helmet, there was huge one eyelid while looking around.
On the hand, there was a primeval axe that made by combining stone with huge log and moving forward cautiously. Even thought the axe was shaggy, it sure can demonstrate the great power by the weight itself.
While the other titan has different characteristic from the one-eyed titan.
A large body with full of vigor and strength, wearing more complicated armor which decorated by lots of fur in some places.
Their biggest difference was behind their helmet. There were additional small eyes than the one-eyed titan.
In brief, he is the ‘Third eyes Titan’.
While the one-eyed regularly looking cautious, the third eyed one moving forward casually without care.
Eventually, the one-eyed who slightly late behind hurriedly increase the pace and then regaining the sight of third eyed back.
There was something conspicuous in there. An extended baggage warped by demonic beast’s leather.
While mentioning the contents, the one-eyed titan began to open his mouth.
“・・・Third Eyed Seat (Tertias Okrys) , we were lucky this time. Who knows we can obtain stained beast (Cretvastia)  husk while still intact”
Likewise, the third eyed titan still not looking back.
“So dull, ended without a scratch. I am the one who went to fight. Gathering leftovers was subservient  responsibility, right?”
“However・・・・however it was Cretvastia. When I hear many eyes of Brave (Fortissimos)  has fallen into their mouth, as I thought I cannot think other than the hundred eyes (Algos) ”
At last, the third eyed titan start to slow down, and then facing to one-eyed titan forehead.
“But, there is something interesting. Someone beside me has defeated Cretvastia. Was its beast? Or human? Eventually a foe worthy of the Fortissimos, surely we will face each other・・・”
The third eyed titan pursed his lips so ferociously that looks like a grin, while the one-eyed titan become stiff when seeing that.
The one-eyed titan was just a servant (Almygera)  who also cannot display the ragging heart that only the Fortissimos can hold. Because the one who can hold courage is only the Fortissimos.
“Anyway, we must tell the Sorcerer (Marga)  about this. Let’s hurry”
After he say that, the third eyed titan hurriedly turn his foot, while the one-eyed titan quickly after him.
Then after going through the beast trail, they eventually leave the forest and went to open space.
There is a settlement in there. A place similar to them, a settlement where the titan lives.
The building arranged side by side and made with timber framing while covered in demonic beast’s leather. There is not many of them. And it seems that’s is not too large reminding of their scale. 
But there are the sites where the titans live. Of course, every house was massively huge. The leather that used for covering was at least duel class or something more than that. Or they must use that kind of material to support their huge housing.
The two titan that passed through the forest procced to the center of the settlement.
In the middle of the route, the titans living in the settlement sighted two of them, and after calling around they were gathered in one place.
By the time two of them arrived in the center of the settlement, they were surrounded by the titan who living in the village.
Their number didn’t even reach 20 titans. In this small clan living on the village was relatively common for them.
Then the third eyed titan look around the surrounding, focused his power and raise his voice.
“I am the Third Eyed Seat of Brave (Fortissimos De Terrias Okrys)  now have finished the battle and returned!”
In response of his screech, the enclosed villagers opened his path.
Behind of them, a titan slowly stepped out from the biggest settlement in the village.
Every titan who assembled in this place have different appearance.
Most of them have giant figure representing their name as a titan, but there are also children among of them. There were also men and women, furthermore there is also distinguishing variation that can be seen.
The titan living in this place have a constant number of eyes.
There were one-eyed and two additional pair of eyes mixed in them. Only two titan who have tree eyes including the Brave (Fortissimos) that just now have returned.
And there was a titan who come from the biggest settlement.
Dressed in gaudy clothes that collected with gorgeous demonic beast material.
In one glance anybody could understand the specialness of that titan because the other titan is wearing clothes that made from fur and already plain enough.
A lot of wrinkles inscribed on the faces. Unlike the others, the limb was too thin to walk. Exactly an elderly woman, the aged titan.
However, the four eyes that buried in that wrinkle staring quietly deep in the mind.
The third eyed titan place his arm and kneeling before her while keeping open only one eyes on his forehead.
Beside him the one-eyed titan took similar position and his eyes was not closed.
“The Sorcerer of Four Eyes Seat (Marga De Quortos Okrys)  I have been returned from the battle”
The old woman looks at them with her four eyes and nodded.
“You have returned well, Fortissimos. Did you fight well?”
“Nay, we do not archive the victory”
The moment he said so, the buzzling sound echoed on the shocking truth.
“Then what did you obtain?”
“Please look at this!”
The third eyed titan presenting the load he was carrying on the back. What came out from him was a long and thin developed horn which similar to demonic beast shell.
The moment she saw that, a groan leaked out from the old woman mouth. Continued, the unpleasant sound rumbling among the surrounding titan.
“Ooh, this is surely the stained beast (Cretvastia)”
“Did you slay it? What a bravery! As I expected of our Fortissimos!”
“It was strange isn’t? Why did Fortissimos say it is not prevailed?” 
Ignoring the surrounding noises, the fourth eyes woman looks at him with immerse eyes.
Concerning about that, the third eyed Fortissimos began to explain.
“My sorcerer (Marga). Unfortunately, it was not me who slay this beast. Someone already slayed it before we obtained this from the fallen corpse”
“I see, therefore it was not your victory? But even so, it will not change your determination to fight at all”
He still keeps his posture while resuming his stance.
“Not only that. There is still countless corpse out there, we only pick this one”
The old titan woman slightly extends the wrinkles covering her faces.
“・・・・was it true? I wonder what kind of living being able to resist this spreading stained calamity . And with that many・・・・”
“I am do not know. There is only Cretvastia’s corpse in that place”
When the old woman impulsively thinks over it. The villagers began to shivering after hearing those two stories.
“Then, if the Cretvastia has been defeated. Was this will be our opportunity?”
“That’s it! Without Cretvastia, we will not afraid of Rubel clan (Genos De Rubel)!”
“Messenger. Send the messenger, ask the enquiry to the new wise man!” 
The piled-up enthusiasm was pushed out when the fourth eyes old woman got enraged.
“Silence! I will not allow any reckless movement!”
The old woman strikes the ground with the staff she held.
Although the titan calmed for a moment, they starting to argue viciously.
“Now the Cretvastia has fallen, there is no other reason to afraid Rubel clan!”
“It might not be the whole beast. Besides, do not regard your opponent as being inferior to yourself, we already losing by our number”
The old woman gradually took control the situation. She carefully choosing her words not to fuel the further conflict.
when the titans begun to calm down, one of them open their mouth and murmuring.
“However My Sorcerer, you might already known this. They do not befit the throne properly. The previous wise man didn’t worthy the selection of hundred eyes at all. This kind of savagery cannot be tolerated. Someday it would be necessary to ask the enquiry” 
The old woman slightly narrowed her four eyes between the wrinkles, and think deeply this time.
“Listen everyone. There is no other than me who surpassing the four eyes sorcerer. Even if I must sacrifice my eyes, we will not hesitate. But I am already aged too much. Without eyes that can inherit me, I cannot offer my eyes lightly”
The titan correspondingly calmed down and reproved.
And then the brave of third eyed who quietly listen for a while, begun to stand up and looked at the old woman in ease.
“My Sorcerer, we must inform this to other clan. If we ask, their eyes might be opened after that”
“Do not be hasty, Fortissimos. Will you going to repeat the same mistake like before? Whatever it was by force, we still cannot stop the savagery that Rubel clan has done. Far from that, aren’t we just stick at each other throat?”
The brave of third eyes is filled with no word to return.
Enemy of our enemy is allies, he cannot say that nonchalantly. In fact, the bitter history where they cannot defeat their opponent when joined hands still exist.
“But, you have your point there. There is someone who occurring this cause, whoever it was, must not able to keep silent for a longer time. For now, we must close our eyes・・・・we must wait for the right time”
After the crowd has calmed down the fourth eyed old woman grasped the horn with allegiance and told him majestically.
“The Third Eyed Seat of Brave (Fortissimos De Terrias Okrys), I will praise your courage. You must decorate this stained beast’s horn with honor”
“Acknowledged. The hundred eyes, be my witness!”
The old woman bestowed the demonic beast horn while the third eyed of brave receive it graciously.
Even thought it was obtained from the fallen corpse, the deed of arm ceremony was acknowledged by exchanging the horn. It was very important for them to decorate them self with the demonic beast where have been defeated with their own power. 
By griping the horn, he raised his hand.
“Even thought this is what I am got from fallen corpse, next time I will decorate it after taking it down myself!”
With that yell, the titans began to shout each other.
“Fortissimos! Fortissimos! Fortissimos!”
The time he knocks his fist and stomp the ground heavily. The surrounding titan began to shout with joy in every direction.
While the titans gathered and bounded in frenzy, there is tranquil gaze that keep staring at them.
A human shaped figure who located on the forest encircling the settlement, while standing in the highest tree trunk.
The two shaped human that rather far too small compared those raging titans.
Those two small figures were Ernesti and Edeltrud. Using his skill to hunt demonic beast as a knight, they secretly follow the titan’s trail after encountering them in the forest.
“W-what is this・・・・that such thing”
Addy embraced Eru with her might by using her hand.
She was trembled on seeing the spectacle right now.
“This is truly shocking. Leave aside the giant have a culture to speak・・・・”
Not only her, Eru was also astonished. That reason is.
“・・・・to think we can also ‘understand’ it too”
Eru as a human has very different entity than a titan.
Although they were shaped like a human, as long they have knowledge and culture, its not strange if they can also speak.
However, the language they speak was too similar on what Eru have been expected. Of course, some of it might be wrong but, most of it you can understand it briefly.
“What’s going on!? Who・・・ are they? I thought they might be a demonic beast who shaped like a human but, it’s not・・・・”
Addy as the knight runner who have been in the battle field countless time.
When she was facing the demonic beast whatever it was duel class or division class, she would not frighten at them. Because of their destructive nature, to human demonic beast is beyond understanding.
But the scene in front of her was nothing like comprehension. And the unusual feeling slowly builds up deep inside her.
“・・・In other words, we can converse with them. Then, can they understand us too?”
“Eeh!? Eru-kun, are you perhaps planning to speak with them!?”
Addy become surprised the moment she heard the bizarre words within his arm.
“Just as I thought, we shouldn’t do that before we know it was safe or not. But, let’s think it as an option in emergency situation”
“It, it might be so, but・・・・”
Instead replying for the right choice, she was already embracing him tightly.
While the gust of wind blowing Addy who still briskly hugging him, in meantime Eru was listening to the titan’s silliness.
“Oh, look at that the horn they brought. That is the bug demonic beast’s shell. Ufufufu, so they were called ‘Stained Beast’ (Cretvastia), huh. Ahahaha, surely, I remember that my nemesis”
“So you did really hear that・・・・・”
Somehow Addy finally reach her limit and leaking out a long sigh.
“Oh my, Eru-kun! Although they somewhat looks like human but it was giant proportionately like duel class demonic beast, right? And then they were talking! Isn’t that absurd. Did you even think it was scary・・・ or creepy?”
“Not at all. Now I wanted to learn them more. Of course, you need to do that properly, right?”
He was acting usually at this kind of situation, somehow being upset at him become more and more ridiculous.
Thus, without noticing Addy stopped being upset and starting to observe the titan calmly.
“But it is somewhat strange isn’t it? Their word somewhat archaic, right? Kind of hard to understand”
“It seems they have different linguistic after all, I thought it was same at first”
After observing them for a while, they seem begin to scattering around.
Some of them back to settlement, and the latter back to work.
After watching all of that Eru began to fold his arm and think deeply.
“Well then, what kind of approach we need? Even though they have culture, their movement are pretty wild. And pleasant approach might be impossible after all・・・・”
“Uuu, as I thought you are serious about it, Eru-kun”
“Of course. In regard we able to communicate, they might have some kind of technology. So we still have hope to have them repair our Silhouette Knight”
Certainly, it would be more efficient if they leave it to those titans.
But it doesn’t mean abruptly ask to do smiting on the gigantic human shaped demonic beast (guesses), that is insane. 
In the end, he is choosing what would the best for his beloved Silhouette Knight.
Although, there is a limit in everything but, without that much confidence, it sure would be hard to survive.
Leaving aside the titan attitude, Addy begin to tilt her head with anxious looks.
“I wonder it would turn out well・・・・”
“From the start it would be not good. Even if we fail, we can confirm them as an enemy, so it would not futile at all”
That was not the problem. As she though that, she immediately given up on reciting that.
Besides, it can’t be helped if she was thinking it was someone else’s problem. Somewhat, it was necessary to take action than do nothing.
“Anyway, we need more information. If possible, we need to know their lifestyle and culture, after that we will decide if we wanted to negotiate or make them an enemy”
“Then, how about sneak in?”
“We should not come from the front. Let’s wait for a moment and sneak in at night”
Reminding their height difference, it might be not difficult to sneak in. They are already certain to collaborate with the darkness cautiously.
But Addy cannot remove her anxious feeling.
“I hope some of them can do smiting. Moreover, it would be great if they can lend us their power. While at it repairing Ikaruga might be good too”
In contrast with the unlimited possibilities, Eru busily thinking a lot of thing.
Eventually the day is falling down and the darkness of the night covering through the forest.
The moonlight began to pour down, with the mysterious howling that goes through the trees.
Unlike when daytime, the nighttime in titan settlement warped in tranquility.
As Eru thought, the titans seem to have habit to sleep at night.
There is something like jet black shadow running around of giant houses in the settlement. Eru and Addy who wearing silhouette gear.
They were far too small compared to the size of the titan’s house, because of that they able to move stealthily.
In addition, they were capable to flying around by using enhancement magic, but still difficult enough not able to see clearly in the darkness.
In the end they were sniggling each other in the edge of titan’s house while looking up figuring the scenery.
“Somehow I feel like a mouse crawling in the house”
“Now then, our objective is not to find some food. However, let’s find any information as many we can before we got caught”
While Eru pointing it the direction, Addy began to going up using the silhouette gear.
Those two secretly crept into the house where the titan live and residing.
In the house there is no light can be seen, it was completely dark.
Actually, there was a gap on the top, but most of the light cannot penetrates the house layer because it was made using double structure. Furthermore, the doorway was closed up with a curtain, so even the moonlight cannot past through it.
If those two listens carefully, they can hear the heavy breathing that caused by the titan on the back of darkness.
A normal respiratory sound, it seems they were already sleep and doesn’t seem like moving at all.
“Buut, can see anything”
“Umu, it seems more troublesome than I thought”
The two of them whisper with lowered voice.
There is no light or whatsoever. So, they couldn’t begin their investigation. Nonetheless, no matter how deep the titan sleep, they still doubtful to light a lamp.
Then, their situation now in a deadlock.
“What a blunder, we cannot investigate anything at this rate”
“It is dangerous・・・・・we still don’t know where the giant too”
It was too dangerous to wake the titan in this darkness.
After trying anything, in the end the two of them give up their investigation and went out from the house.
What only left is just an ordinary titan’s sleeping breath.
———that what supposed to happed but, their sleeping was interrupted.
Within the darkness, there is huge presents getting up. It moves like a massive wild beast who hold its breath.
At the time, the moonlight caught Eru and Addy who just recently went out from the house.
“As I expected, the giant sleep at night. However, it sure hard to find anything without light”
“In the case, how about sneak in during daytime?”
“Although it was dangerous, it seems there is no other choice. What shall we do・・・then・・・・ah”
That was something Eru planning on what to do next.
Blocking the fickle moonlight, there is a big shadow cuts out their surroundings.
The two of them look up and raised their faces.
Something very large just now come out from the titan’s house———that was a head.
That head alone able to surpass Eru height several times.
A titan, there is no other word than that.
On the face that cast a shadow, the three eyes sparkled in reflection of the ground.
Wilts Fortissimos Terrias Okrys De Caelleus , one of the Clan of Titan (Astragali) . The titan frowned when stared on a small creature within his feet.
As if a creature that looks like them but smaller.
He does recognize their identity, and also as well their ‘owner’————
“Goblin?  Why you are here?・・・don’t tell me you rascal! Aren’t you the goblin that kept in Rubel Clan!!”
Even thought Eru and Addy know what he speaks, they didn’t understand what he means at all.
Ignoring those two who still at bewilderment, the agitated titan quickly grabbed a weapon near him.
“I could see their pained looks losing the stained beast! However, being able to snoop around with a goblin alone, their eyes sure had been cloudy!!”
“No, you are mistaken. I think you got wrong person”
“Eru-kun!? This is not time to respond it calmly!?”
A huge club swing down on them when two of them begin reciting each other.
Because of the titan’s huge weapon hitting the ground, a small like explosive sound echoing around the settlement while the others titan waking up from their slumber.