407-Episode 397 Tribute (3)

 Allen's water purification spell activates the safety devices of all the water control spells in the imperial capital of the Proustian Empire, Atlanta.

 The lights are glowing red, and people are rushing about to sound the alarm.

"Stop the alarms now! Tell the Health Department that it's a malfunction of the magic tool!


 Director Tynome gives a flurry of instructions to the immigration officials at the port and the fishermen working at the port.


(Hmmm... water quality control magic tools are under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Sanitation?

 Allen stares blankly at Director Tynome as he struggles to deal with the abnormal situation.
 It was as if he wanted to ask her if she had done something wrong.

 Director Taïnome, who had been frantically giving orders, came to Allen, who had roughly finished his instructions and was standing motionless.

"As I said, it's working like a charm, Alec.

(Is he calming down a little?)

 He says to Allen as he looks at the light rising and the magic tool activating, that he understands the result.

"I hope you now understand the function of the grimoire.

"That's very bold of you. ....... You've caused chaos in the Imperial City. I'm going to have to take action to calm the chaos. ......

 The palace must already be in turmoil.
 The palace should already be in an uproar, and Director Tynome needs to think of a way to go there and explain what happened in the capital.

"I'm afraid it's a small price to pay for the benefits it will bring to the Imperial City of Atlanta.

"Indeed. That's why you called me here.

 Director Taenome could somewhat understand why Allen had been called to be the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at such a young age.
 The Kingdom of Culebure, whose relations with the Proustian Empire have deteriorated, has brought with it a valuable magical tool.
 You have to be a person who can show off this magic tool.

 As Allen himself said, he himself said that he would negotiate directly with the emperor of the Baucis Empire.
 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that," he said.

"So, I would like to present this magic tool to the Emperor.

"Well, that's ......."

 I knew it," said Director Tynome.
 You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of them.
 For a moment he wanted to refuse, but he swallowed his words.

 What Allen brought this time was a magic tool that would have an effect that would even change the state of the Proustian Empire.

 With this grimoire, there will be no need for water purification grimoires in the imperial capital and nearby towns and villages.
 The water quality control grimoires that manage them will also end their role, leaving some behind.
 Countermeasures against epidemics caused by water pollution will also decrease, and the form of the Sanitation Bureau will also change.

 How much will the annual cost be reduced?
 With the benefits of the magic tools, which would cost tens of millions of gold coins to buy, the budgets of all the departments related to water quality would be reduced.

 A nation has a form it should show.  
 The other tributary states and provinces will know what the Kingdom of Clevure has done and what the Empire of Prostia will do.

 Then I realized one thing about Allen's intentions.
 So that's why he activated the grimoire here.
 I've already activated the magic tool in the Imperial City of Atlanta.
 Now that I've caused a stir in the capital, there's no way I can hide it or keep quiet about it.
 It's safe to say that it's out in the open.

 Can Director Taenome say that we should leave this magic tool behind and quickly return to Crevelle on land?
 If he were to say such words, his attitude might cause problems in the Empire in the future.
 Director Taenome thinks that he would never want to put himself in a position to do that.

(Hmm? He's quite cautious, isn't he? Well, you don't want the head of the Immigration Bureau to be a monkey.

 Allen guessed what Director Tynome was thinking from his expression.
 Allen guessed from the expression on Director Tynome's face what he was thinking and tried to find the best negotiation card.

"I've brought Her Highness Princess Karmin with me. I would like to see her if possible."

"Her Highness is here too?"

 Princess Karmin, who was watching from afar with Shea pretending to be her guard, was also present.
 I'm sure that the royal family is gambling with the survival of the nation as well as the royal family of Krebbur.

"In the event that you have any questions concerning where and how to use the internet, you can contact us at the web site. I'm not sure what this means.

 Buuuu ......

(Oh? The time has come. (Should I have shortened the timer a bit?)

 The magic tool loses its light and stops functioning altogether.

 The timer was a bit long, and Allen was biding his time while talking, but it seems that the time has come.

 Allen pretends to panic and rushes over to the magic tool.

"Hmm? What's wrong? Why has the magic tool stopped functioning?"

"I'll check!

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

"I'm sure you're not the only one.

 The Knight Commander of the Iwanam Order came to Allen and said in a way that Director Tynome could hear.

"What do you mean? I've heard that it was made very sturdy so that it could be moved around on the ocean floor when it was given to us. It must have been operated incorrectly. Luthi, check it out with me.

"All right!

 Director Tynome recalled that he had lost his balance when carrying it out and almost dropped it.
 It didn't look like something that could be damaged by that, but Allen's expression showed that he was in a great hurry.

 And after Director Tynome has been watching for a while, Allen comes running up, leaving Luthi to do the inspection.

"I'm sorry, sir. It was an oversight on our part. I'm sure everything is fine, but I'd like to make a few checks before presenting it to the Emperor. I should be able to confirm that everything is fine in about a month."

 I don't know why it's not working, but I can't send out something that's faulty.
 I don't know why it's not working, but I can't send out something that's faulty. He wants some time to check this magic tool for a little inspection.

"Hmm? A month?

"The princess is here, so if you could stay in the palace, that would be great. ......

 You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this sort of thing.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 This time, the magic tool was set to stop in 30 minutes because of the timer.
 So there's no malfunction in this grimoire.
 This water purification tool can be set to turn off when the time comes, or it can be activated continuously.
 If it is activated continuously, it will continue to operate for 300 years.

 I was able to get quite a few magic cores from Gordino, the lowest level boss of the S-class dungeon that I hunted every day for three months.
 Thanks to this, I was able to reduce my inventory of magic cores to 20.

 The leader of the Mage Engineers, Mr. Lalappa, is working with his subordinates, the golem-using dwarves, on researching the magic tool of transference.
 We haven't succeeded in transferring the magic tool or in moving the island yet.
 However, it took him three days to finish the processing that would improve the performance of the original grimoire he brought with him this time.

"You want me to stay in the palace for a month? That's really difficult."

 Director Taenome says it's not easy to grant.

"Is that so? By the way, can you send a magic tool user?"

 He refused, but Allen didn't want to persist.

"Hmm? Dispatch?

"Yes. In fact, when I got this magic tool, I applied for some dwarves to enter the country through the royal family of Clevure to manage and adjust the magic tool, but they were rejected. ......

 Allen says apologetically.

"I'm not sure if that's what you meant.

 Director Tynome is clearly upset.
 This time, Allen lies like spitting water, saying that it was for the management of magic tools, but it was none other than Director Tynome who rejected it.

 The official letter of rejection was sent from the Proustian Empire, and it was listed as Director of Immigration, Taenome.

 Director Taenome found out that the emperor had refused to accept a person who could manage the magic tools that should be presented to him.

"So we can either send in a Dwarf who can use magic tools, or we have a fisherman who was trained in the Baucis Empire. If you could take some time to coordinate with them, ......"

"I see, you have someone who can coordinate!"

 Director Tynome's eyes grew brighter as he thought that this would eliminate the fact that he had been denied entry into the country because of him.

"Yes. I'm Luthi. I work with the Dwarves in the study of magical tools. He looks very young, but he has a reputation in the Baucis empire for being the best.

 Allen said, and Pelomus, Formar, and Luke bowed their heads.
 These two are in charge of the maintenance of the magic tools.

 This time, Allen and the others are in charge of their respective roles.
Allen is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Shea is Princess Karmin's escort.
Cecil and Sophie are Princess Karmin's caretakers.
Cecil and Sophie are Princess Karmin's caretakers. - Luke is in charge of maintaining the magic tools.
Peromus is a bureaucrat.
Formar is a sailor.

 So, Allen asks us to choose whether we want to send a magic tool maintainer or rent the palace and maintain it here.

Either way is fine. We'll let you stay here while you're dispatched.

 Allen thinks about it, pretending to plead with Director Taenome.

 It sounds like Allen has given him a choice, but whichever he chooses, Allen will be staying in the Imperial Capital.
 It would take days from application to dispatch to process the entry of the mage.

 Commander Rarappa and the others will come, but they won't send them immediately, but will bide their time.
 The timing of when we report that the equipment is ready is also at our discretion.

"Well... If it's not a malfunction, you can handle it on your own. You have a princess and valuable magic tools. I'll set you up a home near the palace."

 Director Tynome said he would personally go to the palace and explain what had happened.
 He seems to be choosing not to make an issue of his own refusal to enter the country.

(Hmm? They won't let me in the palace. But that's okay.

 Thus, as a result of the negotiations, Allen and his party were granted permission to stay in Atlanta, the imperial capital of the Proustian Empire.