195-177 Kerg mayhem (convergence)

Oh, by the way, the Kerug mess is safely contained.


 We had just finished our business and were thinking of going home when, as if suddenly remembering, Diora-san told us about it.

About a week ago, I think. It seems that the lord has finally dispatched an army to suppress it.

 The problem of food will disappear once the disturbances in Kerg are over, but from our point of view, it's a little complicated because we have some involvement.

So, are you completely finished?

The resistance was quite fierce, and there was some damage, but it seems to be basically under control. However, the ringleader has not been caught yet, and he is wanted. See, there's another wanted person there, right?

 I looked in the direction Diora was pointing and saw a piece of paper stuck to the wall.

 When I got closer, I saw that it was a bounty hunter's wanted list.
 The subject was the representative of the Order of Saint Sathmie, Saint Sathmie.
 The bounty is a thousand gold coins.

 The head of a somewhat large bandit group would be worth about 200 gold coins, so it is quite a large sum for a bounty hunter.

 It's hard to get in and out of the town with such a large number of sketches.

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But I don't remember this face, do you? Are you a bad sketch artist?
No, it's a skill. You've changed your appearance, maybe.
Oh, that's a possibility.

 We gather in front of the handbill, whispering to each other.
 We're not close friends, but we know each other, so we're a little curious.

"So it finally went down.
"'Life or death'? That's pretty bad.

 It says, "Because of his inexplicable abilities, he should not be listened to, and he should be stunned, gagged, or blindfolded if he is to be taken alive.

 It is said that a bounty hunter who is not dead or alive can be taken literally by the head, but if there is enough room, he is often taken alive.

 This is because there is no way to identify the individual with certainty, and if you kill the wrong person, the person who brought the bounty on his head will be arrested for murder.

 On the other hand, if the person is still alive, he or she can be given extenuating circumstances, and if the other party has a reason to suspect him or her, he or she can be acquitted.

 Because of these reasons, bounty hunting is not so easy in this world, and you don't see many people doing it.

 A bounty hunter's bounty is like a request from a guild, and several parties go together to kill it.

 Considering that, this wanted list for the saint Satomi is quite unusual.

"The charge is ...... 'Causing Disruption to Society'?

"That's it? It seems that she has been doing some very foolish things and taking money from the people.

 Mr. Diora commented on the ambiguous way of writing.

It seems that Viscount Nenus warned him several times, but instead of accepting it, he strongly opposed it.

Oh, that's not good, is it?

Yes. Yes, you have smeared the lord's face. ......

 In Japan, even if something is legally gray, if it is not black, you can't be arrested.

 For example, fictitious billing.
 Sending a postcard with fictitious billing is not a fraud by itself.

 It becomes a scam only when the victim is victimized, but it is difficult to catch the scammer because the victim may not be aware of the scam or may not be able to tell others.

 However, since the deceived person may not realize that they have been deceived or may not be able to tell others, it is difficult to detect.

 This is the rule of law.
 There are no laws and no penalties.

 But this world is different.

 If the lord of the land says "no," then it is "no.
 It can't be overturned unless it's a big deal.

 Perhaps the Order of the Holy Sutomie has misunderstood that.

But even so, it seems that the lord was restrained in his response.

 In addition to the past problems related to the abandoned mines, there were also nobles and large merchants involved in the cult of Satomi, so it seems that they could not easily take steps to suppress it by force.

 This is the reason why the Order of Saint Sathmie took a strong stand, but perhaps because the person standing at the top is not from this world, they finally made a decisive mistake.

It seems that Saint Satomi has claimed to be a 'living god. That completely changed the tide.

 In a world where gods are real, calling oneself a god poses a very serious problem.

 An "apostle" or an "agent of God" is barely acceptable, but a "living god" is completely out of the question.

 There are many problems, such as being too irreverent or antagonizing many religions, but the biggest problem is d*mnation.

 Like God, it is real in this world.

 Depending on the god who imposes the divine punishment, the extent of its influence varies, and in the past, there have been cases where the people around have been greatly involved.

 In other words, it is acceptable to cause some damage to the surrounding area through forceful suppression.

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I see. ......

 The prize money is big, but not enough to dare to go and get him.

 I'm not sure what to make of this. I've already killed people like Tokuoka.

 But that was because they attacked us as bandits and we didn't recognize them.

 Of course, if someone close to you is harmed, there is no limit to that, but Aera, the presumed victim, has recovered well and her store is doing well, and in a way, I got to know her through that, so I personally don't hold a grudge.

"Well, I don't think I'll be coming to this town, and I don't think I'll be getting involved with the people of Meikagami...

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that.

I'm not sure if you'll be able to find a way to get your hands on it. Because of this matter.

 It's already been two months since we got the heirloom back, but it seems we still haven't been able to confirm it.

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 As for Diora, she thought that it might give Viscount Nenus a bad impression if she brought the swords in a confused situation, and that it was not good for her to carry a large number of swords in a turbulent Kergu.

 It is true that with more than ten swords made of white iron and bearing the emblem of the Viscount Nenus family, if you were questioned, you might go straight to jail.

The situation has settled down, and we're planning to send it to the pinning of the territorial capital.

 Our original job was to deliver the heirloom to the guild.

 The adventurer's guild is responsible for confirming the authenticity of the heirlooms, so the guild will pay for the work of showing them to Viscount Nenus in Pining to confirm their authenticity.

 This time, Diora has asked us to do the work, and is paying us for it.

While you're at it, why don't you try to negotiate the purchase of the other swords? I'm sure Viscount Nenus can get them for you, as long as you don't try to rip him off.

 As long as we don't go through the guild, we won't have to pay any commissions, and our earnings will probably increase, but the question is, who will negotiate with the nobleman?

 The question is who will negotiate with the nobles. I think Toya and I will go without ....... We're not really used to negotiating.
 Yuki is shaking her head, and Haruka and Natsuki are smiling like they are in trouble.

 We're only high school students, after all, and our life experience is...

I'm not sure I'm going to be able to negotiate with the nobility ...... to be honest. Do you know Viscount Nenus, Diora?

"Yes, sir. Yes, I do. I can write you a letter of introduction if you want. ......?

That'd be great, but ......

I'd be grateful if you'd accept. Viscount Nenus has asked to see you once and thank you for your service, and you can be sure that Haruka and the others with the magic bags will be able to transport you.

 What should we do?
 What should I do? It's quite a quandary.

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...... can I talk to you about something?
Yes, of course. Would you like me to leave you alone?
No, I'm fine. --What do you want?
What do you want me to do? I don't think it's a bad idea, sir.

 I don't think it's a good idea for you to stay away from the nobles.
 If you're going to live in seclusion somewhere, but if you're going to live in a civilized world.

 It's a good idea to consider the possibility that you might get involved with them and be forced into trouble, but there is also the possibility that you might be able to rely on them for power in times of trouble. .......

 After considering all of this, we came to the conclusion that...

All right. I'll take care of it. Can you get me a referral?

"Yes. He's not very good at negotiating with nobles, so I'll try to make it as easy as possible for him.

 That's Mr. Diora. Competent.
 He's got an itch that needs to be tended to. The guild's vice-chief is no mean feat.

 However, if you think about the guild's profits, it would be more profitable to ask someone other than us to transport the items and act as an intermediary for the sale, so this may have been a loan to Viscount Nenus in addition to a profit-making scheme for us.

 I've been waiting a long time for the payment of the reward for the discovery of the family heirlooms, perhaps this is a quid pro quo?

 --No way, it's not ...... related to the fact that it's Dindol season in a little while, is it?

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this. Please wait a moment.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

 We quickly put them away in our magic bags and spent the next few minutes chatting with Diora about dungeons and the Order of the Holy Satomi.

 No, to be more precise, it was the women who were chatting, and Toya and I were mostly listening, but Diora was at work.

 There were a few other guild employees, though not many.

 Even though it's a free time, if such chit-chat goes on for an hour, it's a little awkward for us, and we start to worry about the stares.

 So Toya and I forced Haruka and the others to end the conversation because lunch time was approaching, and we left the Adventurer's Guild a little too quickly.

    We left the guild.

 We left the guild and headed to Aella's store.

 The purpose of our visit was to have lunch at Aella's store for the first time in a long time, and to deliver the meat.

 We were so tired yesterday that we forgot that we hadn't had any deliveries for over a month.

 I don't have a clear contract with him, but it would be annoying to have the delivery interrupted without prior notice.

 When I showed up at the store, as expected, we were almost out of meat, and Mr. Aera was so happy to see me that he hugged me.

 It seems that they had been purchasing meat from the butcher shop in town, but due to the Kerug, the amount of food distributed was low, and they couldn't purchase too much.

 We stuffed a lot of meat into the refrigerator, which was completely empty, and also gave away some of the demons we had hunted in the dungeon as souvenirs.

 We thought the Pickau, which we personally liked, would be a bit of a disappointment, but the giant bat was unexpectedly well received.

 Aella seemed to be familiar with it, and I heard that its feathers - or was it its membrane? --He said it was a delicacy.

 She let me try it, and the crispy texture was interesting, and it was certainly more delicious than I expected.

 It's not the kind of dish that you want to eat in large quantities, but Ms. Aera insisted that it goes well with alcohol, so I guess it's good as a snack. The taste was a little strong.

 But we don't drink, so we don't know much about it, and when Aella-san, who looks like a beautiful girl, told us, we felt a bit uncomfortable.

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 However, ...... I do wish they would keep their knowledge of the Ripper Bee's cooking to themselves. I'm in the mood.