"My name is Cactus Denin. My name is Cactus Denin. I am a hero who has come to this land by order of the goddess Nemesis. I've already dedicated my body to a great mission... but why are you holding your forehead, you!
Because it's too painful to listen to.
I can't listen to this because it hurts too much. - What? - You've imprisoned Sylvia's family, and you're controlling the beastmen and your own soldiers with black magic. In addition, he attacked Sylvia and her family who came to negotiate with him with his cavalry. ...... What kind of hero is that?
No, not at all.
I'm not sure what you mean by that.
I'm not sure if you're a ...... summoned by a goddess like me?
Then you know what I mean! The purpose of the Goddess is to restore peace to a turbulent world. I don't care what means she takes to achieve it. Because that is the will of the goddess Nemesis!
"'Restore the peace of the turbulent world'?
I was called into this world as a hero for that.
Cactus-Denning turned his robe-wrapped chest away.
By the way, Tonia Gurtra is clinging to the hem of his robe.
She looks like she's about to cry. He's no good.
The three goddesses of summoning, Nemesis, Gloria, and Phine, are summoning us with their own agendas. The purpose of the goddess Nemesis is to restore the peace of this turbulent world by any means necessary. So the goddess Nemesis has decided that making the Ten Sages stronger is the most efficient way to go.
"...... Wait a minute. The three goddesses of summoning?
I'm sure you'll be able to understand. I'm sure you're not the only one. I can't even think about the humans in this world!
"So wait a minute!
I held up my hand to stop him from speaking.
I'm not sure what to say. Are those the only three goddesses who have summoned otherworlders to this world?
I asked you that when you explained your mission to me!
There is no fourth goddess?
Of course not!
Then who is Rukia, the goddess who summoned me, ......?
The goddess Rukia said she was 'one of the goddesses who are in charge of adjusting this world'.
And in the process, she summoned me by mistake.
But if there are only three goddesses trying to rule this turbulent world...
Who the hell is that goddess Rukia?
Did I really... was I called by mistake?
"My name is 'Demon Dragon King Shouma'.
"And I was summoned by the goddess Rukia. I'm here by different rules than you. As the High King of the Deformed.
"...... I don't know. I don't know, I don't know!
I don't!" Cactus-Denning shouted with a grimace.
I don't know anyone like you! That's not what you said! Why would someone be summoned by an unknown goddess?
"Perhaps there are hidden rules... Maybe there are hidden rules... I'll tell you more... Hey, what are you doing?
That's not what I said! I thought we were the strongest! If that's the case, then I can't go along with this dangerous fight at ......!
I told you to wait!
Cactus-Denning takes out from his chest a pendant with a strange crystalline body.
The pendant is a reincarnation item.
If you break it, he will lose his power to exist in this world and return to reincarnation. You'll be given a chance to go back to a year ago in the original world and avoid death.
You can do whatever you want and run away when it's not convenient for you.
"The rules of the game were different. I can't play this game.
At least tell me everything you know about the rules and then go away!
I'm in a state of Shoshu Awakening and I'm flying.
I reach out towards Cactus Denin. But not in time.
He raised his dagger and swung it down on the crystalline body in his hand.
The pendant's crystalline body shattered.
Ha-ha! This is the end of the mission. I'll go back a year before my death and start over...
"Cactus Denin. Real name: Satoru Nakagawa.
Rating: E. Second from the bottom.
Suddenly, I heard a voice.
A black magic circle is born under the feet of Cactus Denin.
The light that emerged from it acted like a barrier, blocking him and this world.
The goddess Nemesis gave it an "E", second from the bottom on a scale of six.
Everything's a mess.
I dabbled in black magic.
Double chance of reincarnation is partially awarded.
What the hell is that? That's not what I said!
You'll be returned to two months before your death.
Your skills will be stripped. You have a 13% chance of retaining your memory.
Thank you for your service. Please return to your world.
Wait! I've done my part to expand the power of the Ten Sages. If that's the case, ...... I'll stay. I'm staying!
Cactus-Denning is banging on the black barrier, crying.
"If I lose my memory, it'll be the same thing over and over again! Please don't!
Cactus Denin is crying and hitting the black barrier.
I reflexively unleashed the "Breath" towards the black barrier.
I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to have to.
Cactus-Denin tries to crawl out of the magic circle.
Her body disappears.
It dissolves into thin air.
Cactus-Denning has vanished from this world.
All that remains is the wreckage of the pendant.
"...... You know, Yukino.
Yes. True Lord.
I'm sure you've heard of it.
I'm sure you've heard of it.
That's what the goddess who summoned me, Phine, said.
But Cactus-Denning was only granted some of the privileges.
So different goddesses have different commitments to ......?
"Maybe. Also, Cactus-Denning didn't know about the goddess who summoned Shoma-san, did she?
I wonder who she is. Goddess Rukia?
Yukino and I both sighed.
Well, there's no point in thinking about the goddess summoning system.
Actually, I was hoping to get a little more out of Cactus Denin.
But it's what he wanted, to disappear from this world.
And the Goddess system has nothing to do with me or Yukino.
"Thank you, King of the Frontier.
I heard a voice.
When I turned around, Princess Carol was bowing deeply to me.
All the cavalrymen of the Grand Protectorate of Gurtra were also on their knees.
"Thanks to you, the Gluthras did not take a wrong turn.
"Yes. As far as I'm concerned, all that matters is that our neighbors are at peace.
Thank you so much for ....... And then... Tonia.
Princess Carol glared at her brother Tonia-Gurtra.
You are Princess Sylvia.
You must apologize to Princess Sylvia, the Governor of Kittle, and Princess Myrina. Then you will tell them all about Cactus-Denin and the Ten Wise Men's plans.
"Oh, no. Oh, sister. ......
I'm not going to let you get away with imprisoning another lord's family and using black magic on the people and soldiers. With your mercy, I will be able to keep my life. Be grateful.
He played with his territory and his army. You will be brought to justice in the name of the Dragon Emperor.
And with that, Princess Carol turned her back on Tonia Gurtra.
She didn't look at her brother anymore.
The cavalry of the Grand Protectorate of Gurtra all swore allegiance to Princess Carol.
Even though they were manipulated, they deserve to die for turning their swords against Princess Carol and her ally, Princess Sylvia!
If the King of the Frontier had not stopped us, there would have been no way to recover.
"We will be punished. But if given the chance, I will serve Princess Carol with my life!
Please let me use my life for the good of the realm and the princess!
"Please let me use my life for the sake of the territory and the princess!" Princess Carol said to the soldiers, who were on their knees and shouting...
"...... I too was saved by the King of the Frontier. Why should I blame you?
He said, smiling serenely.
I will rule over the Gurutra Realm. Please lend me your strength.
Then the princess declared, as if she had made up her mind.
「「「「 ohhh ohhh ohhh ohhh!
The soldiers cheered.
Now the Grand Patriarchs of Gurtra and Kittle have settled down.
We can relax and enjoy our time in the frontier in peace.
Princess Carol came to us, away from the joyful soldiers.
"Thank you very much. "Thank you, King of the Frontier.
Princess Carol took my hand and said.
"Thanks to you, our soldiers didn't hurt Princess Sylvia and the others. I really don't know how to thank you.
...... Please, if you can, make an alliance with me as well.
Of course. I would appreciate it if Princess Carol would become a lord and form an alliance with me.
"I'm ready to be a lord .......
Princess Carol shook my hand and nodded.
I'm ready to be a lord." She nodded, still holding my hand. "But only after I take the oath of becoming a lord in front of the Dragon Emperor's mural.
Lysette and I looked at each other.
I'm sure you've heard of it, but I'm not sure if you've seen it.
...... with that costume in front of the mural.
"May I ask you a question, Princess Carol?
What can I do for you, Miss Lisette-Louge?
Actually, ...... Lisette and her brother Shoma visited the Castle of the Fangs and saw the murals in the tower.
I saw some nice clothes in front of the mural. ......
I'm so embarrassed.
Princess Carol's cheeks flushed with embarrassment.
"A priestess of the Dragon Emperor should bare all before the first Dragon Emperor.
I've never had the courage to ...... wear something like that.
It's true that Princess Carol is embarrassed, but somehow, the direction of her embarrassment seems to be different ......?
But you can't rule a territory with such a weak resolve.
"...... I see.
"I'll burn those clothes when I get back. Yeah, I'll do that.
In front of me and Lisette, who was rolling her eyes...
I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that," said Princess Carol with a twinkle in her eye.
By the way, General Kelga's cavalry were restrained by the soldiers of the Kittle and Glutra Patriarchates.
The soldiers of the two patriarchates are getting along well and tying up the enemy cavalry.
It looks like they're going to get along just fine.
I guess that's all I have to do.
"Lord Shoma. May I have a word?
Princess Sylvia? What is it?
My father, Argos Kittle, wishes to speak with the King of the Frontier.
"The Lord Keeper of Kittle? But you've only just been released. You should take it easy.
He wants to talk to you about the future of the Kittle Kingdom. He wants to talk about it as soon as possible.
The future of the Kittle Estate: .......
You don't mind if I join you?
I did as he asked and moved toward the carriage.
In front of the carriage stood a man with a cane.
He had gray hair and a long beard.
Earlier he was wearing a kind of prison uniform, but now he has changed into a jeweled lord-like dress.
This is Argos Kittle, Sylvia's father.
"First of all, I would like to thank you, 'King of the Frontier.
"It is a pleasure to meet you. Argos Kittle, Grand Duke of Kittle.
"Sylvia tells me you've been a great help to her. I would like to thank you and apologize for my long absence, and for the trouble I have caused you to compensate for it.
With his cane still in place, Argos-Kitor bowed.
He was wobbly on his feet.
The long imprisonment seemed to have weakened his strength considerably.
I will tell you later how he was captured by them. For now, I would like to consult with you about the Kittle Territory.
"Is there anything I can do?
"I would like you to take Sylvia.
"I would like you to take Sylvia," Argos-Kittle said, as if it were a matter of course.
"I hear you have three concubines.
...... There's been talk of that.
"I would like you to take Sylvia as one of them. Then the frontier and the Kittle Territory will be connected. Then the frontier and Kittle will be connected.
Are you planning to cede the territory to me?
"I believe it is the best way to keep the Kittle Realm alive.
Argos-Kittle looked at me, still clinging to his staff.
My daughter Myrna or Renesmee will inherit it. If you don't think they're capable of keeping the territory alive, you can push Sylvia over the edge and you can take it.
...... Wait a minute.
I'm not sure if you're faint from illness, Argos-Kittle?
I don't want you to talk about such an important matter out of the blue.
I'm fine. The scribe has already made an official record of this conversation.
Wait, wait, wait, wait!
Please, ......, I must protect my territory and my people in this time of great turmoil.
Argos-Kittle bowed his head again.
"With you, the frontier, the Kittles, and the Gultra will be able to maintain peace. The great King of the Frontier, the Demon Dragon King Shouma, will you please accept this offer?