"...... cloth and dye?
I looked at Lisette.
"Yes. I'm not sure if you'll be able to find the right one for you. That's why Lisette has been preparing for it all along.
Lysette shook her silver hair and spoke happily.
I see. I remember when Yukino was drawing the design of the Demon Dragon King flag on the ground.
"Yes. And Brother Shoma also taught me the correct emblem.
....... I'm sure you're not the only one.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what you need to do.
You don't remember that, do you? I'm sure you're not the only one.
"The coat of arms of the King of the Frontier? I'm interested in that.
"With all due respect, Princess Sylvia. With all due respect, Princess Sylvia, will you allow Lisette-Louge, my brother's servant, to show you the emblem of the Demon Dragon King's Banner?
"Of course. Of course. I would love to see it.
I'll do the same.
Princess Sylvia and General Hulka nodded.
The conversation is going very well. .......
What do we do now?
Princess Sylvia wants to give us free passage to the Kitor Territory.
There's no reason to refuse it.
If the people of the frontier can freely communicate with the people of the Kittle Keep with the guarantee of Princess Sylvia, it will be a good thing for the frontier. Business would go smoothly, and food and clothing would improve. It's good for me to live comfortably.
I also understand that the frontiersmen need a landmark to show that they are related to me.
I also understand that a flag is appropriate for that purpose. .......
"Brother. May I?
Lisette looked at me as if asking for permission.
I made up my mind.
It's okay. With the sigil.
Otherwise, it'll be that one. The one with the horns growing out of the dragon's head and the crown.
Not that one. That's too chaotic.
Besides, I've only been showing Lisette my sigil for a few minutes.
Lysette lives in the middle of nowhere. She's never painted before. Even if she'd seen the sigil, she wouldn't have been able to reproduce it. It would be something else.
Then there's nothing to worry about.
Permission granted. Lysette-Luge. Lysette-Luge, you may use that coat of arms I drew as the flag of the frontier.
Thank you! Brother Shoma!
"So, I'm sorry, Princess Sylvia, but the parchment...
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I'm sure you're not the only one.
I've prepared for this eventuality.
Yes. Yes, she drew it very quickly. Yukino-san.
Mr. Yukino was amazing. It was like he was used to drawing this kind of coat of arms. He was really quick to recreate the crest that my brother had drawn on the ground...
Yeah. That's right. Yukino is good at drawing that kind of thing. He's an active chuunibyou.
He was good at drawing magicians in "Shin Zanshin Majo" and he's used to drawing that kind of thing.
So that means...
"Look at this! This is the design for the flag of our frontier, the Demon Dragon King Flag!
And with that, Lisette took out a piece of parchment from her pocket.
What was on it was a coat of arms with five weapons drawn on it.
The five weapons were lined up in opposite directions.
On the top and bottom of the five weapons is a circular gate.
The names of the weapons are "Demon Sword", "Dragon Crying Spear", "High King Sword", "Shoraijin", and "Demon Spirit Staff".
That's right. They look like weapons, but they're not actually from the human world.
A great spirit, or a follower of the king, who changed his form in order to go to a higher world.
It is precisely for the final battle of the deformed High King.
In other words... when the five key items come together, the gate to the upper heavens will open.
And I'm on my way to the final battle with the Goddess of the Eighth Heaven. ────!
I held my forehead.
I'm not sure what to do. It's been a while since I've had a critical hit.
I'm not sure what to make of this.
But it's less of a shock than when I remembered it in the original world. I don't have the violent rejection like before. I wonder why. .......
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. ...... I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for me. ...... I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for me. ......
It's amazing how Yukino ...... memorized it in that split second. ......
And you even added things that you omitted when you drew it on the ground.
All I drew at that time was the rough shape of the weapon. .......
As expected of Yukino...no, Yukino-Cloudy-Dragonchild.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what the "Organic Dragon King", the "True Lord", is going to draw. The memory and imagination of an active junior high school student is amazing. .......
Oh ....... How strange ......
This is the emblem of the "King of the Frontier." ......
I see. It means "do what you have to do to win.
Princess Sylvia, General Hulka, and even Prim are surprised.
I don't know what to do.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for. They are all honest and will listen to my request.
But in order to trade in Kittle's territory, we need our banner.
I don't care if it's that or not. ...... At least ...... give us some safeguards. .......
"Princess Sylvia Kittle. "Princess Sylvia-Kittle, I'd like to confirm something.
"If I and my men pass through the territory of the Grand Patriarch Kittle, we can show this flag and not be seen by the soldiers, is that correct?
"Yes, sir! Yes, sir! I will notify those who command the troops to do so.
When I and my men pass through the territory of the Grand Patriarch of Kittle, if we secretly show a cloth with the same design as this flag, we will not be recognized by the soldiers, is that correct?
Okay. Okay. I've got a deal.
Princess Sylvia said a flag. But she didn't specify the size of the flag.
It doesn't matter if it's the size of a graduation flag or a handkerchief that fits in your pocket.
Try to make it as invisible as possible.
First the size of a handkerchief. Then the size of an eye patch. The final goal is to make it the size of a dime.
Let's start with a small flag. Lysette, Prim.
Start with a small flag?
Yes. A large flag in the territory of the Grand Protectorate of Kittle would startle the soldiers and residents. We'll start with a small flag and a document saying that we have Princess Sylvia's permission. In this way, we can gradually get the people of Kittle's territory used to the "Demon Dragon King Flag". I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.
"...... I see. I think that's a good idea. Brother Shoma.
"............ indeed. My king.
Prim looks ...... like she's about to think something bad.
"Cloth is a precious commodity on the frontier. I want to make sure nothing goes wrong. We'll start with a small flag, I hope you understand. Princess Sylvia.
I understand. I'll have the papers to accompany the flag ready in a moment.
I, Hulka, will inform my men about the right of way later.
In the end, the rewards we got were as follows.
(1) The right for Lisette, Yukino and Prim to go shopping with General Hulka.
(2) The right to use the inn, and a change of clothes and underwear for me.
(3) 20 sheep (Mayo). Some artisans.
(4) Right of way in the Kitor territory.
These are the four.
For me, (1) and (4) are the biggest.
If the frontiersmen Lisette and Prim get along well with the general Hulka, the people will be less wary of subhumans. The fact that we, the frontiersmen, helped defend the territory will eventually spread throughout the territory.
After that, if I get the right of way from Princess Sylvia and start trading freely, the people of this Kittle territory might consider Lisette and the other subhumans as their friends.
The goddess told me to "quell the turbulent world," but that's too high a hurdle.
So let's at least try to keep the frontier peaceful.
That's all I can do. It's no use for a former junior high school student to be so tall.
The next day, Lisette, Yukino and Prim went shopping with General Hulka.
They bought a lot of clothes that are not available in the frontier. Of course, we also bought clothes for Hulka, who is staying at the frontier.
My request for underwear and a change of clothes was delivered directly to me by Princess Sylvia.
She said that she had asked a craftsman of Argos-Kittle, the lord of the Kittle family, to arrange it. I told her it didn't have to be that expensive, but...
"My father is a lord. You're the King of the Frontier, aren't you?
He looked at me very strangely.
I wonder who's more important, the lord of the northern land recognized by the country or the king of the frontier recognized by the people.
As I was talking about this with Princess Sylvia, time passed...
The next day, we were to return to the frontier.
We had a lot of luggage, so we took a carriage on the way back.
We could have taken the "Shoshu Kakusei" and left, but the princesses, soldiers, and residents came out to see us off, so that wasn't an option.
It would have been too conspicuous to fly home carrying them one by one in front of the gallery or to call the harpies.
That's why Lysette became the guardian, and me, Yukino and Prim were in the back of the carriage.
We're sitting comfortably on the back of the carriage, using the wrapped clothes we've bought as cushions.
Incidentally, the 20 Mayo cows and the weaver are scheduled to come later.
When the castle was out of sight, I raised myself up.
As soon as the castle is out of sight, I sit up and beckon Yukino and Prim over to me.
There's something I need to talk to you about before we go back to the frontier.
I looked at Prim and said.
"Prim was in King's Landing a while ago, right?
"Yes. My king.
So tell me. Tell me what's going on in King's Landing right now. I want to know what the Ten Wise Men are like, and if you know anything about the current emperor, the Dragon Emperor.
I was going to ask you after this battle is over.
The Yuan Guan has been closed. You can go from King's Landing to the frontier side, but not the other way around. We can't go to King's Landing for a while.
That's why Prim's information is so valuable.
We couldn't talk about this at the castle. At this time of year, if we say we're from King's Landing, we'll be treated like spies for the Ten Wise Men. Princess Sylvia and General Hulka would be fine, but the soldiers and residents were on edge before the battle.
So, I'll tell Princess Sylvia the information I got from Prim in private later.
Originally, we were going to go to King's Landing to collect information and pick up Prim.
Yes. That's what Master Lisette told me.
But we can't go into King's Landing for a while. So I need to talk to Prim.
All right. I'll talk to her.
Sitting down on the floor of the carriage, Prim bowed to me.
I'll tell the king everything I know. Please listen to me. I hope my knowledge will help you along the path my king is on. ......
Then, little by little, Prim began to talk about King's Landing, choosing her words carefully.