81 Episode 80 ~ Expected ~.txt

Is that true?

Night pounced on Crowe as if it was about to bite him.
It was in the form of a kitten, so it wasn't that powerful, but if it had been huge, Crow wouldn't have been able to avoid it so spectacularly.

'Are you going to make me say the same thing twice? That's if you really make it out alive.

She's a tsundere, huh?
There's nothing to look at. That's what it's all about?

Anyway, I'm relieved.
Crowe doesn't seem to be planning to come, but he's still willing to help.

'Crowe, would you mind doing me a favor while you're at it? ...... Find out which one of them led the demon tribe.

I scolded my body, which had lost its strength from relief, and said to Crow.
It's a good idea to have a good time with a good friend.
I'm not sure if the grumpy look on this guy's face is something he's always equipped with.

I'll look into it even if you don't tell me. The news of the demon tribe's arrival is still being kept from the general public, but it's only a matter of time before news comes from the king. Not only this guy, but a number of adventurers have seen the demon tribe in action. If that's the case, the first thing that will be in question is where they entered from.

I nodded.
No matter how much of a port town it is, the security is not so lukewarm that it is easy to break into.
Rather, it is precisely because it is a port town that the security is strict, and there is even an adventurer's guild.
Of course, the adventurer's guild is there because of the labyrinth, but the more skilled adventurers there are, the more skilled they are, the harder it is for them to enter.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you want to do with your money.
It's a very good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

''If you're going to look into it, look into Guild Master Linga and his brother Senna first.

Night and Crowe both opened their eyes.

''Lord, it's .......''
''Linga, when that guy was addressing the adventurers in front of the guild, he said, 'Don't let the demon race pollute our city. I don't think the other adventurers noticed because they were so tense before the war started, but at that time, the demon race hadn't even come out of their minds yet.

Even Senna, who seemed to be calm at the time, was somewhat suspicious.
Or rather, even if he calmed down and thought about it, would he normally send a yellow-ranked and red-ranked adventurer to the front line?
The beast race was full of talented people, and there was a party of silver-ranked adventurers in that place.
At that time, there was already a delay in dealing with them, and a good amount of demons were popping up in the city center.

I would have the silver-ranked and other high-ranked adventurers destroy each of the demons that the red and yellow cannot defeat, and then have other adventurers take charge of the other demons.
Since the gates to the labyrinth had already been broken at that stage, the demons would still come out even if the entrance to the labyrinth was secured.
If that's the case, it's much more efficient to just let them come out and then send adventurers to the areas that are lagging behind in evacuation to annihilate them.

In Linga's operation, I can't promise the safety of non-combatants whose evacuation is delayed.
...... If that happens, it wouldn't be surprising to find someone who was among the civilians who could fight.

...... You don't think this was done on purpose?
"My Lord?

I thought he suddenly shut up, and then the night called out to me with a worried look in his eyes as he muttered that.

''...... Linga is now more likely to be the mastermind. All of the adventurers were placed by that guy in Gilmouth. So even if the evacuation of the village near Crowe's house was delayed, he could not even send the adventurers. Even if they pursued me later, I could make all kinds of excuses about the chain of command being in disarray.

Night raised an eyebrow, unable to understand the truth of my words.
In contrast, Crow has a look on his face as if he's bitten down on several bitter worms.

''What do you mean?''
...... It means that as a guildmaster, Linga can get Amelia to join the fight in anticipation of helping the non-combatants who haven't been able to evacuate.

There are others who can do it too.
Of course, he was the one who ran around the country as a messenger.
But it's too risky for him to do it.
There's no excuse for it, and if you're not careful, you might even put yourself in danger.

......... So that's what happened. Then I'll go and get the back of it. You take a break for now.

I nodded and collapsed into bed.
It was about time I reached my limit.

Since I realized that the magic power consumption of shadow magic was tremendous, I had been using it so that I didn't consume too much magic power, so this had never happened before.
In other words, this is the first time I've consumed magic power until it's depleted.
I never thought that depleting magic power would be so painful.
I'll be more careful next time.

As I closed my eyes, I could see that my body immediately went into a sleep regime.
Night and Crow were talking about something, but there was no way I could understand it now, and my consciousness was sinking further and further into darkness.