Balzephon, who escaped the castle, rushed into the dormitory of the knight order, grabbed his spare sword and money, he had been safekeeping, from his own room and left towards outside the city. Simply reporting It's an emergency mission to the gatekeeper, he borrowed a horse, which has been prepared for messenger s, and galloped away on the highway. The knight, chasing him, confirmed that fact from the guard. But he was in a situation, where he already didn't know how he should chase him, since it was more than 3 hours after the incident. But Balzephon, being on the chased side, is rushing due to his dreadful feeling of Hifumiswooping down on him from behind while holding the blood-soaked katana any time now. He advanced on the highway with a speed, that was wasting his horse. He is heading towards Vichy. There is the necessity to pass through Fokalore, but once he enters Vichy and once he is within the cluster of city-states, which are engulfed in a maelstrom of chaos, it will likely be simple to hide as person of unknown affiliation. Purchasing food in small cities and villages along the way, he obtained money and clothes by threatening a small number of tr avellers and merchants with killing them.
At the time he killed and discarded a merchant, who resisted, Balzephon laughed with a sentiment of self-deprecation. Once he thinks about his own figure scavenging the pockets of the corpse, it turns into a miserable feeling to the degree that he wants to Cry, but above throwing everything away, he has made his decision to survive no matter what he has to do until he accomplishes his revenge. While repeatedly sleeping outdoors or in deserted houses of small villages, he heads for Vichy economising to the best of his abilit y. It's probably necessary to bribe the gatekeepers with money at the time of entering Vichy. Besides that, there's also the possibilit y of money becoming quite necessary. Currently isn't the time to talk about luxuries. On the contrary, really decent inns are strict on inspections. If I consider that I might even inadvertently bump into noble acquaintance, it's absolutely no good to stay for a long period in hotels and large cities. I might encounter monsters, but I will try to proceed by travelling along the highway being only slightly away from it. He judged that he should also be cautious of patrolling soldiers.
"... Who's there?" (Balzephon)
"This sword is my own. Even if tell you that, it hasn't the shape of being worn-out considerably. You don't look like some kind of bandit, but..." (Balzephon)
Balzephon felt a sense of discomfort during their talk. He saw that Origa has been constantly worrying abo
ut the area behind her.
"It's pointless to pry too much. I have a premonition, that it's no good, if I don't hasten my return. If you don't disappear, I will go even as far as erasing you, but..." (Origa)
Hearing a loud voice calling for her attention, Origa left the spot promptly. As result it turned into a situation of the monster, which jumped out, to appear in front of Balzephon.
Balzephon, realizing that he was designated as the fodder, Origa was talking about, quickly drew his sword and fixed his stance. As the monster raises a growl, he is unable to let his view wander.
"Then, goodbye." (Origa)
The scream resounded in the forest, but his voice didn't reach anyone.
"If it's too peaceful, it will be troublesome, too. For a shinigami, that is." (Shinigami)
However, while that may be true, I don't want to believe that it is fine for Hifumi's existence to be in this world indefinitely.
Adol, believing in that, worked hard at Collecting documents about lost magic in order to prepare countermeasures after that. "A bit longer, though it would be great, if someone stirred him up." (Shinigami) "There should have already been more than enough casualties. If such war happens often, this world will perish." (Adol)
"Oh my! In the World, he came from, many thousands and who-knows-how-many ten thousands people have also died." (Shinigami)
Adol, who unintentionally stopped his hands, looked at the floating shinigami, which only had its head. Previously it was only a face, but now it has completely restored its head.
"Billions... I can't even imagine. Wellfine, I'm doing my best to return him to this wonderful world or whatever. Shut up a bit." (Adol) "Understood.” (Shinigami)
"... Oh?" (Adol) In the interior, where the lithographs were drawn from, there's something, that leaned against the wall and was inconspicuously wr apped up in a cloth. Once he took it into his hands, even that was once again a lithograph for record keeping. Someone likely put it there in order to hide it, but probably ended up neglecting it. The cloth crumbles as he is tearing it off.
It's different from Return magic, but maybe I can use this, Adol took off his outer garment, carefully covered the lithograph with it and left the reference room.
The next day after Hifumi's return, Phyrinion, who was prepared to head towards her family's home, for some reason came to the conference room of the civil official slaves after being summoned by Hifumi.
When she entered the room after knocking, Hifumi and Alyssa were in front of her. She can also see the figure of Waiya and in addition the 5 civil official slaves.
Once Hifumi begins to speak, all looks concentrate on him.
Caim, receiving a letter from Hifumi, hands it over to Phyrinion. Once she opened the letter, a dispatch in Imeraria's handwriting was written there. As the condition was the permission from Hif umi, Phyrinion was appointed as civil official of the royal castle and it stated that she would inaugurated in a role of coaching. At the level of human resources you can call it an exceptional promotion, but Phyrinion was baffled. "Umm... I will marry very soon though..." (Phyrinion)
"I know that, but what does that have to do with anything?" (Hifumi)
"It's not particularly saying that you have to go to the castle at once, right? There likely won't be any complaints even if you take up your post after marrying." (Hifumi)
"I guess it's fine if you work in the castle together with Vaiya. Leaving that aside, please spread the literary and military arts, you have studied in Fokalore, over there as well. I plan to tell this to Horant as well, but I want you to reply to them if asked." (Hifumi)
ls it fine with that? Phyrinion thought, but since she realized during her stay in the mansion of this territory's feudal lord that it was wrong to wish for something ordinary, she doesn't say anything.
"Oh well... understood. Let's accept this deal." (Phyrinion) Some people applauded to Phyrinion, who stood up and bowed. "And have to give you the severance payment and salary for your work in Fokalore until now." (Hifumi) Doelgar, receiving Hifumi's instruction, placed a cloth bag filled with gold coins in front of Phyrinion and Vaiya. It has been filled with an amount that will even trouble a grown man to lift. Once Phyrinion timidly opened it, all of it was filled with gold coins, without silver or copper coins being in sight.
Inside the bag there are 1000 gold coins. Since a capital's soldier's monthly salary is 1 gold coin and a knight's monthly salary is ar ound 5-20 gold coins, Phyrinion was uneasy about the amount of money.
Together with Phyrinion, Vaiya also stood up in a hurry and bowed towards Hifumi. However, the civil official slaves around Caim are aware of it, for the Current public funds of the Fokalore territory paying this kind o famount is no trouble at all.
"Well, let's get to the real issue at hand." (Hifumi)
"This is..." (Caim)
"Acknowledgement of Release? We won't be slaves anymore?" (Paryu)
Due to Hifumi's treatment of the other side, who just became queen, hasn't changed, there are some thinking "As expected." and some "ls something Wrong?"
It was a prompt decision by Miyukare after hearing Alyssa's words.
As Hifumi said so, he entrusted his back to the chair and continued with "First listen to my story." "To begin with, since you will be given an amount of money as severance payment even if you leave this place, it's fine to do business or whatever. I won't forbid you to speak about the details of my speech from here on just because you got to know them.
"I will deal with you if you become an enemy", once he said that, it became a natural occurrence for everyone choosing to remain silent.
Everyone came to the matching opinion "It likely won't finish with you going to have a look", but of course no one says anything. "During that time I want you to continue strengthening this territory. If it goes as have planned, the fight with the beastman bunch will begin first. Depending on the situation, it might also become a fight with the Country of Knights. At that time there's also the possibility that Vichy will once again become our enemy. It's depending on Imeraria, but it's not said that it's impossible for Orsongr ande's royal army to become hostile as well." (Hifumi) In other words, except Horant, which wants to focus on the reorganization of the nation, all their surroundings might turn into enemies. That's his announcement. Everyone except Alyssa and Caim, have fed up faces due to Hifumi brimming with the intention to cause turmoil again.
Miyukare declared and threw even a wink towards Alyssa.
"I shall remain, too. Until now we weren't even treated as slaves. I also fell in love with this city." (Brokkira)
"Please let me work just as before as well. I don't think I would be good at anything else, even if I went to another place. I want to work here together with everyone." (Paryu)
"I see. Well, I guess so." (Paryu)
Paryu likely wanted Caim to stay behind as well. She's looking at him with eyes full of anxiety. Caim's excellence has spread, regardless whether in- or outside the territory by everybody coming and going. If he hadn't the social standing of a slave, there would have probably been even more scouts concentrating on him. The several letters, he took out from his pocket, are likely invitation letters. Caim ripped those apart and threw them away without hesitation.
Facing Hifumi, he bowed. "After all, Lord-sama is probably a hero (eiyuu) summoned to this world. I wanted to see the advanced world even if smeared with blood. I believe if it is to be a wonderful world, there will surely be difficulties ahead. If one doesn't get hold of it after going through hardships, that won't be anything more but an illusion either. Please, let me serve you from here on, too." (Caim)
"Then, please choose a governor before you leave the territory once again. It doesn't even matter, if it's only as decoration, now." (Caim)
Alyssa's shoulders trembled due to a topic appearing, she was afraid of. "I will marry someone and leave it to my wife. You guys were also nagging me about an heir for a long time now." (Hifumi) "For a noble it is an important duty to continue the family line." "Saying something like that, is there anyone who wants to marry me?" (Hifumi)
Due to the words he said lightly, everyone, who was in this place, except Caim, shouted Please wait until Origa returns.