Germion Kingdom had 6 holy knights .
Lili the Scarlet Maiden who protects the north .
Sivara the Ripper Knight and Jize the One-Eyed Knight who protect the south . Gulland the Storm Knight, whose position was currently being borrowed .
Valdor the Twin Swords Knight who protects the east .
Zelkof the Knight of Destruction, who was confined to the center . These six are the present generation of holy knights that support Germion Kingdom .
The Majestic King Ashtal Do Germion gathered brave warriors throughout the land and opened his doors to them . Other than Sivara, Valdor, and Zelkof, who are nobles, Jize is a martial artist from the east, and Gulland and Lili are former adventurers .
Sivara, who was entrusted with the defense of the south, is working alongside Jize to manage the territory . Gulland was sent to work with them too, so now there was three of them working together .
Sivara appeared before Gulland and proposed to him .
“Reinforcements to the Holy Shushunu Kingdom?” Gulland asked .
“Yes . ” Sivara replied .
Gulland knit his brows as he frowned . Despite it only being afternoon, he already stank of liquor .
“I agree with Sivardono,” Jize said .
“Hah . So you want to get rid of the nuisance,” Gulland remarked .
Gulland glared at Jize, but the latter didn’t seem to mind at all as he argued .
“It’s true that you’re not looking forward right now, though . Just a few years ago, you were lauded a hero . But now, look at you . You’re no better than the thugs grumbling over their liquor . ”
“Hmph . You think so too, Sivara?”
“Well . It’s an order from above . ”
Sivara shrugged his shoulders and answered in that ever aloof manner of his .
“Actually, they were asking for me, but it sounds like a pain . Can you go instead?”
Jize glanced at Sivara with an unamused expression, but he did not appear bothered at all .
“…Fine,” Gulland agreed .
“Great . You have to work for your meal, after all,” Sivara remarked .
“Hmph . So, who am I supposed to kill?” Gulland asked .
“Why so bloody all of the sudden?” Jize asked .
“Isn’t that the sort of job you’re asking me to do?” Gulland asked back .
“You’re not wrong, but you’re not quite right either,” Sivara replied .
“We said reinforcements, right? That means we’re going to be interfering with the succession war of the war princess . Or at least, our king is, anyway . ”
“So, who are we supporting?”
“Blanche Ririnoie . A young lady at the tender age of 18 years . ”
“…So we’re to get her into debt and ask for a huge interest later?”
“Well, as for whether she sees it that way or not is another story . ”
“…Whatever . It was getting boring anyway . ”
After Gulland left the room while tottering, Jize finally spoke again and asked Sivara .
“That man obediently did as he was told, but…”
“Uh huh… Don’t worry . I don’t think he’s the sort to betray us . He swore fealty to the king too . ”
“I know you have an eye for people, but that guy really isn’t that sort of person . ”
Jize frowned . Although he’d heard that the man had sworn fealty to the king, there probably wasn’t a man in the world more ill fit for that image than Gulland .
“Oh, no . Gulland Rifenin has definitely sworn fealty to the king . He’s surprisingly dutiful . ”
Sivara said with a chuckle when he saw Jize’s expression .
“…Is that so?”
Jize became thoughtful . But try as he might to imagine Gulland swearing fealty, he just couldn’t do it .
“The king picked him up when his family was killed by monsters . Since then Gulland has worked desperately hard, but after a series of unfortunate events, he ended up where he is today . It can’t be helped if he wants to run away from reality with the help of alcohol . ”
“And here I thought he was an arrogant man… Hmm . ”
Jize stroked his chin as he thought to himself .
“Still, is that alright? For the crown prince himself to appear for the reclamation of the western region? Perhaps we should say something . ”
Jize asked as he knit his brows a little .
Gulland’s position was currently being borrowed from Sivara . So if Gulland were to start a war campaign at the Western Region, most of his achievements will be recognized as Sivara’s .
“I don’t plan on participating . Also, there are Kushain Believers and monsters in the south . It would be bad if the both of you left the south,” Sivara said .
Within the army, the crown prince’s expedition was already being spoken about . It is said that he would be leading adventurers and clans along with his army, totaling to 4,000 soldiers, to invade the south . Moreover, King Ashtal himself wouldn’t be against it .
“Indeed . It might be just as you said . But I will do as the king says,” Jize said .
Informally, orders requesting their participation also came for Sivara and Jize, but Sivara refused the order, citing the threat of the south as a reason .
“Well, another reason is that it’s a pain…” Sivara said .
“Oh, right . You don’t get along with Valdor-dono . ” Jize wryly smiled .
In response to that, Sivara shook, looking like he’d eaten a fly .
“Isn’t he the very picture of a sober and honest man?” Jize asked .
“You jest! He’s a rock head pretending to be a person! Besides, it’s not just him . All the other holy knights have personality problems too . Seriously, there’s just no end to my hardship,” Sivara replied .
“I see, I see… So, other than me, all the holy knights have personality problems . I see . ”
In a flash, Jize’s curved sword struck out and cut where Sivara’s carefree expression was just a while ago .
“Tch . And there’s this one guy with a terrible habit!” Sivara said .
“Let me share with you an old saying from my hometown . ‘The tongue is the source of all calamities’!” Jize yelled .
The sight of Sivara happily screaming for his life while Jize chased after him with a devilish expression was a normal thing to the people protecting the south . To them, this was nothing more than rough play between the two .
They simply looked warmly at them, thinking to themselves, ‘again?’ as the two holy knights played a game of tag with their lives on the line .