"Princess Sylvia is at ......, how did she end up here?
I hurriedly deactivated my "Demon Awakening".
After returning to my normal form, I took a deep breath and asked.
"...... Long time no see, Princess Sylvia. What can I do for you?
"'King of the Frontier' ...... No, Shoma. What do you look like now?
"...... Long time no see, Princess Sylvia. What can I do for you?
...... You know, you look so handsome right now.
Long time no see, Princess Sylvia. What can I do for you?
I had to use the king's magic circle to tell you something urgent.
Princess Sylvia pinched the hem of her dress and made a formal bow.
I bowed back as a lord to the soldiers of another realm.
Okay, I've got it covered.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.
I whispered so that the soldiers of the Grand Protectorate of Gurtra would not hear me.
I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.
The other day, the King of the Frontier returned to the frontier from his castle in the same way, didn't he? I thought that since I was now under the king's command, I would receive the same blessing.
I thought I could get the same blessing since I was under the king's command." "...... You're a little more ambitious than I thought.
...... Then I was transported to a fortress on top of a mountain. ......
...... You mean you met up with Prim, who was with the beastmen?
I believe Prim was leading the beastmen to the Cliff Castle.
I'm sure Prim was guiding the beastmen to the Cliff Castle when Princess Sylvia appeared.
So, what can I do for you? Princess Sylvia.
...... If you don't mind, I'd like you to call me Sylvia.
I'd like you to call me Sylvia, if you don't mind.
...... Not so good when you have strange soldiers around.
I have come to you for one reason and one reason only.
I'm sure you're aware of that.
I'm sure you'll be able to understand what I mean. They say that they are trying to capture bandits who have invaded our territory, but they may have another purpose. Since we are located near the frontier, I thought I would report to the King of the Frontier first.
"The Gurutra Guard's soldiers?
Yes. Yes. They're here, on the frontier.
Yes. A dozen or so, I think.
Princess Sylvia and I looked at the unconscious soldiers.
"You mean these guys?
"That's right. And the bandits...
"That's just a pretext. They've come to bring back a princess named Carol Gurtra who escaped from their territory.
I understand. I know. I heard you.
Princess Sylvia and I looked at the captain of the soldiers again.
The captain is pale and huddled.
That's right. The person he didn't want us to know the most was flying in the sky.
"I think it would be better to restrain these soldiers and bring them to the Kittle Territory.
"Yes, sir. I'll prepare soldiers to carry them here.
It would be quicker to use a magic circle to transfer them, but I don't want people from other countries to know the secret of the Dragon Emperor Skill.
I think it's better to take the trouble and transport it by hand.
"Prim. Do you have any information about Princess Carol-Gurtra?
The beastmen say she's a gentle princess.
They say she once came to see them in person.
The Gurtra family has been known as moderate for generations.
Princess Sylvia took over the explanation.
My father, Argos Kittle, was a close friend of the previous Grand Duke of Gurtra. He was only in his thirties. ...... I didn't expect him to die so suddenly at this time. ......
It would be helpful if these soldiers could tell us more about that.
I, Prim, Yukino, and Princess Sylvia looked at the soldiers.
The captain of the soldiers was silent and looking in the opposite direction.
The other soldiers are still unconscious. It's no use.
"I have a request. My true Lord.
May I practice calling that rabbit... 'Gyokuto'?
"Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
All right, talk!
The captain of the soldiers moved his head around and looked at me.
"So, please! Don't keep me in the dark! I don't want to be in the dark anymore. I don't want to be chased by dragons and rabbits in the dark.
I don't want to be chased by dragons and rabbits in the dark." "Ah, the true darkness makes even the strongest soldiers afraid. ......
Yukino knelt down in front of me with an enraptured look on her face.
It's a good thing that you're not the only one who has a problem with this, because you're the only one who has a problem with this. ...... This Yukino-Cloudy-Dragonchild ...... only deepens my respect for the true master (Shoma-san). It's all I can do.
I'm sure you've heard of it. I'm not sure.
But Yukino just smiled meaningfully.
I fear for her future.
I looked at the soldier captain and he was trembling for some reason.
Perhaps he was afraid of the true darkness, or perhaps he was terrified by Yukino's smile, but he began to speak in hushed tones.
I'm not sure if it's because I'm not a fan of the idea or because I don't like it. We've been told that they will work together to take over the Kitor Territory. ...... That's what we've been told.
Princess Sylvia's eyes widened.
I'm sure those who served under the last Gurtra Patriarch know this! My father and your father were allies all along!
"...... This is the order of the current lord of ......, Lord Tonia-Gurtra. The Kittles and their eldest daughter are missing. If you take this opportunity to blackmail them, you can easily take their territory .......
"So, this Carol person left the territory after your master and the Ten Wise Men formed an alliance?
The soldier just kept his eyes down when I asked.
I think he got the point.
This one serves the lord Tonia Gurtra.
He can't criticize his own lord.
"One more question. You're here as 'soldiers to defeat the bandits. Is that right?
So you're saying that the ...... bandits are also invading our territory? They are working with you to capture Carroll-Gurtra.
The captain of the soldiers did not move for a moment.
The captain of the soldiers didn't move for a moment, but he shook his head, so faintly that you had to look closely to see it.
Thank you for the information. We'll have a strategy meeting. My Soldiers of Will. Capture the enemy soldiers.
"Hey, hey, hey!
Swoop. Stern. Shuffle.
In the blink of an eye, the five "soldiers of will" combine to form a prison to hold the enemy soldiers.
It's a little cramped and there are no windows, but the ceiling is open, so you'll have to bear with me.
I awakened my "Shohito" and took Yukino in my arms, and moved to a distance where the soldiers could not hear me.
Princess Sylvia was carried by Prim, who was in a state of 'Sho-Gun-Shi-Kakusei'.
We moved to a position where we could just barely see the prison walls surrounding the soldiers, and sat down on a nearby rock as if forming a circle.
"My master Prim.
"Yes. My king.
"Is there a quick way to take Carol Groottra into custody?
Yes. With the help of the frontiersmen.
Wait, wait, wait. The King of the Frontier... no, Shoma!
Sylvia raised her hand.
Sylvia raised her hand. "You're talking too soon. What do you intend to do with Master Carol Groothras once she's captured?
"Protect her. And get some information.
If Carol-Gurtra has fled because she doesn't like the alliance of the Ten Wise Men with the Grand Duke of Gurtra, we can take her in. Even if we can't get him on our side, we can at least get him to tell us who the Ten Wise Men are connected to.
"For now, we have too little information. We're just barely able to deal with the Ten Sages and the Gurutra Keeper messing with us. If only we had more information...
With the Primordial Baby Phoenix's military prowess, we can cut off the enemy's territory.
I have to admit, I've been a little pissed off about the raiding of our allies on the frontier. The territory of the king's allies is as good as the king's territory. You can't allow someone to destroy the land of the most powerful species, the Demon Dragon King Xiangma, right?
I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's had a bad experience.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
I'm sure you're right that I was upset about being messed with.
But there was no fundamental solution to that.
"If we can get the daughter of the previous lord on our side, it will be harder for the Gluthras to attack us. Aside from the lord himself, to the soldiers and the people, she is the princess that they worshipped.
"...... Indeed. I'm sure you're right.
"If Master Carol-Gurtra has entered our territory, it's an opportunity to make contact with her. I'll talk to Sister Llanes and get the troops moving.
"Keep a low profile. Keep Carol-Gurtra on her toes.
We'll send men to the frontier. Prim. Can you contact the traveler's network?
...... can reach you, but ...... my king...
What is it?
That's ...... the plan I was going to propose. ......
I'm sorry. ...... No, it's ...... fine.
I was going to have the traveling merchants go around the Kittle territory with one beastman each. They know Carol-Gurtra, and they know what she smells like. So, by going around with the traveling merchants, they can find Carol-Gurtra ......." Why are you crying?
"I'm a ...... warlord. If the king comes up with the same plan, ...... we're in trouble.
Prim started crying, "I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying.
Yukino is poking me with her elbow, looking annoyed. I can't help it.
"Oh, by the way... I can't think of a way to get a report from the merchant and the beastman when they find Carol-Gurtra. If we send up a smoke signal, it will alert Carol-Gurtra and the soldiers of the "Gurtra Guard" will find us. What should I do? I'm in trouble.
"......, let's use the magic circle.
Prim wiped her eyes and said.
When you find Carol-Gurtra, you must mark the spot near the magic circle. This Prim will travel to the magic circle every day and check around for the mark.
As for how to get traveling merchants, you can go to ...... and open another trading post.
Yes. You should advertise the opening of the usual trading post in the Kitor Territory. We'll give special space to the traveling merchants, so they should all gather there. Let's have the beastmen accompany them there.
"Okay. Prim will take care of the arrangements.
I patted her head, and she closed her eyes comfortably.
When you look at her like this, she really is like a little child.
...... She's the oldest of our territory's leaders, though.
In the event that you have any questions regarding where and how to use the site, you can contact us at .......
I'm not sure what to do. Shoma-san.
Carroll-Gurtra is traveling through unfamiliar territory, wary of his pursuers. It's hard to find a place to stay when you're near the frontier. I'm going to try to set up a 'Carol-Gurtra Whistle'.
"...... 'Carol-Gurtra Whip'?
Yukino tilted her head curiously.
I know what it is. ......
I'll try to find out more. If a traveler gets lost and finds a certain thing (・・・・), he wants to go in, right? And when he does, he goes to ────.
I see. So it's Carol-Gurtra Hoi-Hoi.
Yukino nodded. He understood.
We'll need the help of the synthetic Milva for this mission. I'll go to his castle later.
"...... Mm-hmm. As a military strategist, I can't afford to lose!
I'll go to his castle later.
I'll do my best as a military strategist to resist the traps of my king and Master Yukino!
I'm not sure if Yukino will be able to catch Carol Gurutra herself, but the bandits chasing her will be trapped by me.
That's possible. Milva-san, you are very good at catching bandits.
I'm not sure what to do. I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it. You haven't forgotten that, have you? Right?
So me, Yukino, Prim, Princess Sylvia, and Princess Renesmee each began our mission to protect Carol-Gurtra.