80 Episode 80 "The King Asks Princess Sylvia"

 After that, we talked to the beastmen who had grown quiet.
 They were living in a corner of the territory of the "Gurutra Guard" next to the "Kittle Guard".
 The beastmen prefer to live in the mountains because of their physical strength.
 It is said that they were uncomfortable to live in the plains because of the forest, so they secretly moved to another territory.

The existence of beastmen has been tolerated for a long time. ...... Recently, the lord of the Gurutra territory has changed. ......
In exchange for paying a heavy tax, they were asked to become ...... their own private army.

 The beastmen began to talk vaguely about such things.
 The Gurutra Guard had two children.
 One was a prince and the other a princess. The prince was the heir.
 The princess was a kind person who sometimes came to check on her people, and the chief beastman had met her before. The prince, however, is said to have a strong desire for advancement and has been sending letters to the Ten Wise Masters in the capital.
 So this time, he used his own magician to cast black magic on the beastmen and make them his tools.

"Thank you very much for releasing me from ....... And who are you, ......?
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for, and what you can do to help.

「「「「 ohhh ohhh ohhh! 」」」」

 I'm not sure what to do.
 Don't reveal my alias out of the blue.
 The beastmen are impressed!

While we were away from the frontier, the king of the subhumans appeared!
Then why did we have to leave the ...... frontier?
"O king. Please ...... forgive me for the crime of pointing my weapon at you.

 The beastmen have all fallen flat on the ground.
 By the way, Princess Renesmee is ...... holding her head in the carriage.
"Scary fence, scary moving fence. It's scary. ......" It's like the trauma has returned.
If you're afraid of "soldiers of will," why didn't you just tell me? I've already told you the plan.

...... I didn't realize that the lords of the neighboring regions were enemies.

I've only heard of the Gurutra Patriarch.
 We don't border the frontier, so we didn't need to worry about it.
 But if ...... it became an enemy, it would be ...... troublesome.

"O king of the frontier. What should we do with these men?

 One of the soldiers, a ...... captain woman, comes to me.

The beastmen were ...... manipulated, so there is no question of their guilt. Princess Sylvia has instructed me to leave it to the King of the Frontier to decide what to do. But the others are at ......?
"They've been raiding the Kittle Keep. It would be better if Princess Sylvia brought them to justice with her own hands.

 I'm getting tired of talking in the 'High King's tone' too.
 I want to go back to the frontier and relax.
 I want to .............

I'll ask you a question.
"What is it, sir?
In the castle of Lord Keeper Kittle, is there a prison where wizards can be locked up?
...... We have a regular prison, but not one for wizards. I think we'll have to put someone on guard who knows magic.
"...... I see.

 I looked down at the cowering man in the robes.
 He's half unconscious, shaking slightly.

 We're in a ward.
 The black wizard might be damaged, just as the demons inside the wards are damaged. So it's better to put this wizard in a cell inside the wards. You never know what he might do.

 But the Kittle family's castle wasn't inside the wards after all.

 I reactivated one of the frontier wards and two of the Kittle Keep's wards based on information from a traveling merchant.
 Thanks to that, I got the ability to transfer, and the wards are now connected from the frontier to the Kittle Keep.

 But there is still an empty space.
 The magic circle that connects the frontier to the Kittle Realm still doesn't connect to the Zanjinsha Castle.
 There must be a magic circle in this territory that we don't know about yet.

That's right. I'll have Lysette and the beastmen return to the frontier.
Is that so, sir?
The beastmen have just been freed from black magic. They'll need time to calm down. Then I'll ask for more information.
What will the king do then?
I'd like to see Princess Sylvia.

 I'd like to see Princess Sylvia." I told the captain of the soldiers and then looked at Lisette.

I'm sorry, Lysette, but you'll have to take these people back to the village. I'll go with you to the nearby magic circle. After that, I want you to take them to Hazama Village and let them rest.
"Okay, sir. But, ......, where's your brother Shoma?
"I'm going to look for the last magic circle in Kittle's territory.
"...... I understand.

 Lysette smiled calmly and nodded.

But, are you sure? If you do that, you're going to end up with a lot of power in this Kittle territory. No, Lysette is fine with that. ...... In fact, I think it would be better for you to rule this place. ......
"It can't be helped. I'm going to be the one with the shadow power.

 I sighed.

 I didn't want to spread the power of the deformed High King any further.
 I didn't want to spread the power of the Deformed High King any further, but I suppose it can't be helped if the neighboring governor is also an enemy.
 I'll try to persuade Princess Sylvia to allow me to wield my power in all of the Kittle Patriarchate.

But that's only if Princess Sylvia doesn't cooperate.
I'm sure she will. I'm sure she will.
How do you know?
I've met her a few times and she looks at you the same way she looks at Lisette, Haruka and Yukino.
...... Does that mean she trusts you?
That's right. That's how it is.

 Lysette held her mouth and laughed.

 A few hours later.
 I was at the castle of the Kittle family.
 I've been here many times, but it's still big. I think the name is "Seelal Castle".
 This is the castle of the currently absent Governor Kittle, where Princess Sylvia and Princess Llanes are currently living.

 I entered the castle with Princess Renesmee's carriage and her soldiers.
 Then I told the gatekeeper to send for Princess Sylvia.
 A message was sent and I was immediately ushered into the castle's reception room.

 Now, here comes the negotiation.
 I know I can trust Princess Sylvia, but the question is whether she'll believe me or not.

...... Thank you for your patience.

 After a while, Princess Sylvia in a dress came into the reception room.
 She looked a little pale.
 She sat down on the chair in front of me with her knees together.

"Excuse me. There's been a lot of trouble ...... and I should have said hello right away.
It's fine. ...... No, it's fine, it's fine. Princess Sylvia.
"...... 'King of the Frontier'?
Sorry. I'm actually more comfortable talking like this. I apologize if I was rude.
"You're ......, King of the Frontier, aren't you?

 Princess Sylvia rolls her eyes.
 I can't help it. I've always been the King of the Frontier in front of her.
 It's natural for her to be surprised when I suddenly take on a civilian tone.

I'll introduce myself again. I'm from another world, and my real name is 'Kiryu Masamasa'.
Yes. I'm the same as the self-proclaimed 100-strong Toki-Hoce.
......, but you're the King of the Subhumans, right?
That's how it happened.
I'm not sure if you've ever heard of the "High King of the Deformed," the "Demon Dragon King Shoma"?
.................. is a nickname of sorts.
What? What? What?
"By the way, I'm also the heir to the Dragon Emperor.
"──────── What?

 I'm not sure what to do.
 I'm not sure what to do with it. The cup and tea almost hit the knees of her dress.
 But it didn't spill. Thank goodness.
 Put this back on the table, she said.

"What? Huh? What? What?
"I opened a 'Dragon Emperor's Mausoleum' at a certain place and was recognized as the successor to the Dragon Emperor.
"A 'Dragon Emperor's Mausoleum'? A mausoleum that can only be opened by the Dragon Emperor's heir?
Yes. And because of that, I've been able to use various powers.
............ Finally, it makes sense.

 Princess Sylvia slumped back in her chair.

The fact that you can wield so much power. The subhumans have made you their king. Everything.
"I'm sorry. I couldn't tell you until I knew you were trustworthy.

'...... No.' The fewer people who know, the better.
Is that so?
If the current emperor, the Dragon Emperor, and his entourage knew about it, you might have been targeted. I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
I know.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.
 And then we looked at each other and laughed.

So, there are many things I would like to ask you about. ......

 I'm sure you'll understand.

I'm sure there's a reason why you're asking me to tell you this. "The Dragon Emperor's Heir.
"'The King of the Frontier' is fine. Or even Shoma.
So, Shoma. Why are you telling me this now?
I'm looking for the remains of the Dragon Empire.
For more information, please visit ....... It's probably better if you see it in person. But if I can revive the functions of the ruins, I can use even more powerful Dragon Emperor's power.
"...... even more powerful?
Of course, I'm not going to use that power against Princess Sylvia. Rather, I intend to use it to protect my neighbor on the frontier. And since this castle seems to be quite old, I thought that maybe some of the ruins from the Dragon Emperor era might still be here.
"...... So that's what it is.

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

I'm curious. What exactly is that?
I'll tell you what, .......

 As I recall, when I revived the magic circle in Ryuuju Castle, the magic circle in Hazama Village (Onion Castle) began to glow. .......
 Maybe the same phenomenon is happening here.

Is there any room in the castle where the floor is glowing?
"The bedroom is glowing. That's why I've been having trouble sleeping lately. ......

 We looked at each other once again, me and Princess Sylvia.

...... Are you saying that the princess's bedroom is glowing?
Yes. But only a few of the maids know about it. I don't want to unsettle everyone now that my father is away.
"So, ...... if you can.
Yeah, yeah, ...... I know what you mean.

 Before I could say a word, Princess Sylvia stood up.

I'd like to see the princess's bedroom.
"I'll show you. This way. ......

 ...... It's so awkward.
 Why is there a magic circle from the time of the Dragon Emperor in Sylvia's bedroom?

 Or maybe it's the other way around.
 I'm not sure what to make of this.

It's the first time I've ever taken a non-family man into my bedroom.
...... I don't think you need that information right now.

 That's why.
 I've been searching for a magic circle in Seelal Castle, the center of Kittle's territory.