64 Episode 64 "Hegemony, Talk about Rewards"

A few days after neutralizing the cavalry troops of the Ten Wise Men.
 A few days later, I came to the castle to talk to Princess Sylvia.

"First of all, let me thank you again. The King of the Frontier.

 Sylvia came into the room and bowed deeply to us.

I'd like to thank you again, King of the Frontier. My sister says that she does not want to be disrespectful to the king of the frontier. ......
It's all right. Is Princess Renesmee not feeling well?
Her health is fine. But she is afraid of rooms with walls on all sides.
Is that so?

 I'm sorry.

 This is the center of the castle. The lord's chamber.
 It's usually used by General Hurka.

 The five of us in the room are me, Lisette, Prim.
 Princess Sylvia, and General Hurka.
 We're going to talk about the future.

"Thank you very much, sir. The King of the Frontier.

 Princess Sylvia also pinched the hem of her dress and bowed deeply.
 General Hurka did the same (without his helmet, of course).

You were the first to warn us of the danger. You were the first to warn us of the danger, and you neutralized the enemy without harming a single one of our soldiers.
Without the King of the Frontier, the surrounding villages would have been severely damaged and it would have taken several years to rebuild them. The infantry of the Ten Wise Men would have never stopped their invasion, and there is no doubt that the territory of the Grand Patriarch of Kittle would have been caught up in the maelstrom of war.
"My gratitude for what you have done will never disappear as long as this Sylvia Kittle lives. Thank you very, very much.

 The two bowed and thanked each other for about five minutes.

...... All I want is for the neighborhood to be peaceful.

 That was all I could say.
 Of course I meant it. Besides, there were advantages for us in this case.

 We found the magic circle in Kittle's territory.
 We're on friendly terms with Princess Sylvia now. But they're princesses, not lords.
 It's the lord, Argos-Kittle, who makes the decisions about the territory. We don't know what he thinks about the frontier or subhumans.

 But if there's a magic circle, we can use the magic of the land against him.
 I'd rather have a weapon to hold to the throat of the Kittles, and to be honest, I feel bad about that.

 The ...... self-proclaimed military strategist, Prim, said that he didn't need it.

If you want to be a king, the fastest way is to take over Kittle's domain.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 I said.
 I won't, though, because it's too much trouble.

 Besides, those walls are borrowed. I've already given them back to the townspeople.
 Princess Sylvia paid for the construction of the new fence and sent money to the bereaved family of the dead fence, the stylish eldest son of the butcher shop three doors down from the castle. I also returned the remains of the fence.

 Just now, I saw the grave of the 'proud fence that fought for his life' in front of the store.
 In front of it, there was a huge line of people laying flowers at the grave, and a butcher shop had also started selling meat on special. I asked him secretly about it, and he told me that it was the most prosperous business he had ever had in this castle.

 Of course, the fences that made it back alive were thanked by the residents.
 It is said that it is popular to put a board on the wall with the name of the family on it so that people can know which family's fence did what next. This is the beginning of the nameplates. I guess this is how otherworldly cultures develop.

 ...... Aside from that.
 Anyway, I got what I wanted out of this fight.
 The Kittle family won't be hostile to the frontier in the future, and even if they do, I've got the means to deal with them. I have also obtained information about the reincarnated.
We'll get information on the Ten Wise Men as soon as we get it. That's enough.

 So, as for me, even if you thank me too much, ...... it's kind of ticklish.
 I mean, I just want to go home.
I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.

Anyway, I understand that the princesses are grateful.
Yes, yes. So, on behalf of the territory, I would like to thank you.
"Thank you?
Yes. If there's anything I can do, please contact me at .......

 Princess Sylvia held the breast of her dress and said.

I'm not sure if you've ever heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of it. Please feel free to tell me anything you want. You are the avenging enemy of the Goddess of Heaven, the deformed High King.

 Hobbies and tastes?
 I don't know if I've ever shown anything like that to Princess Sylvia.

 ...... Don't tell me you're talking about chuunibyou, right? I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.
I'm sure you're not referring to the hobby of calling yourself the "High King of the Deformed" or the "Avenger of the Goddess of Heaven" ....... I'd like to believe not. I don't want to thank you, I just want to go home.

If you want to thank me, you should thank Lysette, Yukino and Prim.

 I couldn't help but say that.

I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it. Compared to here, which is closer to the city, there are probably a lot of things missing, such as kimonos and sundries,....... Prim has just traveled from ...... a long way, so she doesn't have many things. So for me, I want you to give them what they want.
"I understand.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that my father's castle, the capital of the Grand Duchy, has a large market in the town. There is a big market in the castle town, where my sister and I like to store, so I'll show you around.
Thank you.
Hulka. Hulka, show the family of the King of the Frontier to the castle town later.

 General Hurka spoke up.

What? - Me? Princess.
The King of the Frontier's men are all beautiful, aren't they? If so, the most beautiful one must be the one to lead them. No need to be surprised now, General Beauty.
"Isn't that the name that Princess Lenneth popularized when she was little? I've never said it myself. ....... I'm not good at making eye contact with people, so I just wear a helmet. ......
I'm just wearing a helmet because I'm not good at making eye contact with people," she said. "Sister Renesmee said that Hulkas should show their beauty to people. It's good training. Please escort the company of the grateful 'King of the Frontier'.
"............ Ugh.

This was the moment when the story of the birth of the "Beautiful General" was revealed.
 Hulka-san, you're getting teary-eyed.

I understand. I will escort the companions of the 'King of the Frontier'.
Please take care of him. Hulka-sama. - It's nice to meet you.

 Lysette and Prim also bowed.
 I'll also talk to Yukino later when she's tired and taking a break.
 When the schedule is set, I will bring Hulka to you.

"So, what does the King of the Frontier want?
It would be disrespectful to offer nothing to you, the king, when you offer thanks to your men.

 I hadn't thought about it at all.
 To be honest, I've been so busy just getting by in the other world that I haven't really thought about what I want. With the Naming Breath, you don't need weapons, and you can get by with items.

I think I need an inn first.
An inn?
Yeah. I may be going to the capital or the far country again in the near future. It would be great if there is an inn where I can stop here and stay. It should be spacious and have a bath.
"Huh. You can tell Hulka and he'll get it for you. ......
Thank you.
So, anything else?
Anything else?
I don't think this is enough of a thank you.

 Princess Sylvia said. General Hurka nodded in agreement.
 Something else. The rest can be found at .......

I'm not sure what to do.
A change of clothes and underwear.

The demon tribe of Hazama Village is very large, so they don't have many human-sized clothes and underwear.
 We've been using and washing the ones we brought from the original world, but they're getting worn out.
 I'll take advantage of Princess Sylvia's kindness and get some new ones.

I'd like to have a pair of men's underwear that's a little more expensive than the kind used by the Lord Keeper of Kittle, with a nice texture. I also want men's clothes that I can walk around in.
"Clothes and underwear?

 ...... Huh?
 Why does Princess Sylvia look so disappointed?
 Oh, I guess it was a bad idea for the King of the Frontier to ask for clothes and underwear. It's not like a king. He needs to get something that will benefit his territory.

"I'd like to have something else as well.
Something else. Yes. What would that be?

It's fluffy, it's warm, it makes people happy.
"It's fluffy and ...... warm and ......
"Oh. It is normal for a king to have many such things around him.
Maybe ...... it's a bloody thing?
Yes, it is.
...... I was prepared for ...... that request.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a little nervous about this. I was prepared for the king to be such a person. I also knew that what the king did for me this time was worth it.
Do you understand?
Yes, I do. ......

 You'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.
 I'm sure you're right.
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

I'll be the king's concubine in the frontier...
"If you had any fluffy, warm, sheep-like livestock, you could have dozens of them. And weavers...

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 ...... What?
 I'm not sure what you're talking about.
 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it. ......

I'm not sure what to say. I understand. I understand very well, 'King of the Frontier'!

 Princess Sylvia continues to shake her head as if she's broken.

"Yes, yes! It's okay. I can manage that. "Mayo... yes. Kittle's territory is the birthplace of the long-haired 'Zuno Mayo'. We have them here in Sylvia's territory. My father, Argos-Kittle, is not here, but that's okay. I'll give it to the King of the Frontier! Fifty heads, sir? No?
"Princess," "Princess Sylvia," "Princess ......," "Princess .......

 Mr. Hurka, Lisette and Prim are stunned.
 I'm the same way.
 What Princess Sylvia said was so unexpected.
 A concubine ......, in other words, a concubine.

"Well, Princess Sylvia.
"............ Huh.

 She sank back into her chair, as if she had lost her strength.

"I beg your pardon. Yes, I did say that. I did say that! I did say that I was to be a lady-in-waiting to the King of the Frontier. I said it! I told you!

 No, no need to lose your temper.
 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've. I'm not sure if you've ever heard of this, but I'm sure you've heard of it.

 I remember that!
 I don't know if you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it.
 It was right after the soldiers tried to invade the village, when we were on high alert for the Kittle territory.
 I was pretending to be a dark lord to make them think that the frontier was no big deal so that they wouldn't have to go through that again.

 So, Princess Sylvia thought it was my "hobby and taste". .......

"Heroes love colors. That's a given. And I owe a debt of gratitude to the King of the Frontier for protecting my territory.

 Princess Sylvia kneeled down on the floor.

If my father finds out about this, he will certainly consider a political marriage between the Kittle family and the King of the Frontier. I cannot be hostile to a king as powerful as you. If that is the case, it would be better for the stability of your territory if you offer one of your children to him and become related to him.
"...... is unexpectedly fast. My king.

 Prim whispered in my ear.

"...... I expected such an offer from the House of the Lord Keeper. But it's too soon. If House Taishou makes an offer, it will only be after the matter with the Ten Sages is settled. They must know that they will be looked down upon if they make an offer at this stage. So this is the princess' ......?

 Even the self-proclaimed military strategist Prim didn't expect this.
 I didn't think of this either.
 Lysette has a ...... scowl on her face. That's surprising.

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

 I said.

"You should think about that when the Grand Duke returns. It might cause your father to resent you for snatching the princess while he was away.
"So be it. I got ahead of myself. I'm sorry for being so rude.

 Princess Sylvia then brushed the knees of her dress and stood up.

The King of the Frontier and all your wishes will be fulfilled. I'll also give you the right of passage through my territory.
"Right of way?
Yes. Those who bear the banner of "King of the Frontier" will have the right to freely pass through the territory of the Kittle Patriarch. This is mine and Sister Renesmee's right to give it to you. When my father returns, we'll have to consult ...... again.
"A flag...

 I think we talked about this before we went to King's Landing,........
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

It would be helpful if you could tell me the banner of the King of the Frontier later.
"Okay, okay. I'll leave that to Lysette...
Yes, sir! She's got it!

 Lysette held up her hand behind my back.

"I've already bought cloth and dye in King's Landing. As for your brother's 'Dragon King Flag', Lisette-Luge, who is Shoma's closest family member, will show it to Princess Sylvia!

 I'm not sure why she said that, but she said it with a challenging look.