85 Living conditions and good private punishment.
Soon enough, the Royal Castle was completely under control.
All the soldiers under the First Prince faction were detained, and the important figures, aside from the Prime Minister who became a lump of meat, were captured one after the other.
The First Prince Klaus, with a regretful expression, didn’t even try to resist.
Dja-something from the Third Knight Order was shaking and crying while covered in snot.
First Queen White was……Well, I couldn’t bear seeing her. I guess when people say bats○○t crazy they mean someone like her.
Well, not like I care about her anymore.
In any case, this bothersome issue lasted long enough. Right now, I just want to go home while skipping, take a bath, and then get some sleep in my current happy mood.
“How was it, Yukari? Didn’t I keep my promise?”
A grandiose dinner was made, despite it being the middle of the night. I couldn’t just ignore my servants’ efforts and go to sleep.
So, while getting drunk, I suddenly thought about that and spoke to Yukari.
“Yes. You somehow managed to do it, Master.”
Seemingly remembering my past promise, Yukari gave out an unusual smile while saying something similar to what I told her back then.
“First Queen White was the one who drove the Duchess’ house to ruin, but the real culprit was behind all of it was the Prime Minister. It appears that the Prime Minister became aware of the Brainwashing Magic and feared it, so he planned a plot using the First Queen.”
“Yes, I already heard from Windfield.”
“Is that so? Then, you should also know how the Prime Minister ended up as.”
“……Yeah. It was quite the sight, or so I was told.”
“I’m glad you didn’t see it. I almost couldn’t eat tonight’s hamburgers because of it.”
“Master. After gulping down so many of them, those words sound like a lie.”
Certainly. But what can I do? They were delicious.
“That’s right, where’s Cubero? ”
“Yes, right here.”
There he was. Like always, he’s everywhere.
“I think I did alright, what do you think? ”
“I couldn’t have hoped for a better result. The surprise attack disguised as bandit suppression was made known to the people and you avenged us, and the coward responsible for it has died. I’m sure that with this, the regrets of the boss and the men who died helping me escape have been cleared.”
“All that’s left if the search for the survivors. But don’t worry, they’re not being hunted down anymore. I’m sure they’ll come out soon enough.”
Cubero answered with a broken voice, then cried.
I quickly understood these were not tears of regret or sadness.
“Also, tell Besaid. If he wants, he can work here. And, whenever you find a member, I’m always ready to hire them.”
At that moment, his sobs couldn’t be endured anymore and he broke down.
I thought this guy might be somewhat self-contained, but he might be surprisingly prone to tears.
“Uhm, next is……”
My promise to Maine was also fulfilled. And the future of the Kingdom, entrusted to me by the late Duchess will be bright for a while. Then, what’s left is-
She took care of me in many ways. It’s more than just giving her a rank from one to ten.
Still, there’s no need to apologize or thank her. Me and her, we both were just playing a game.
“Was it fun? ”
“I’m sorry if you got bored. I was, still, green.”
“Were you desperate to win?”
“Yeah. I guess, I was in a hurry to win.”
How admirable. Even though until just a few hours ago she was crying emotionally, she’s now objectively analyzing her points of reflection.
“Second-san, you’re amazing. You had no idle thoughts. Me, on the other hand, how to say it……”
“Ahh, please stop. You can keep on praising me, but if you want to reflect on it, do it in your room.”
“Yeah. Then, I’ll praise. Second-san, you’re cool! Second-san, you’re the world’s number one! Second-san, I love you! ”
“Hahaha, this was a fun night.”
Getting moderately drunk feels amazing.
However, just as soon as she finished speaking, Windfield was 《Unsummon》’ed. What did she do?
Clearing my thoughts, I turned towards Silvia.
When her eyes met mine, Silvia smiled wryly while Eko was sleeping on her lap.
“It’s not all over yet, but for now we’re finished. For now, how about getting things back to what they were?”
“Umu. Does that mean? ”
“For starters, do you want to go back dragon hunting in the Metio Dungeon? Tomorrow.”
“Haste is a virtue. Ahh, looking at the time, it would be today I guess?”
“W-Wait, aren’t you switching gears too quickly!? This, how to explain it, wouldn’t it be better to slowly enjoy the closing of this curtain……?”
Oh, Silvia, it looks like after all the troublesome things in this political strife, you want to take things in a more relaxed way. Alright, I’m going to straighten you up from scratch for this coming Title match.
“It’s decided. Let’s ignore the Metio dungeon and go for the Isoreus one instead.”
“Isn’t t-t-that an A-class dungeon!? No way, that’s impossible, impossible! At least for me, that’s impossible! ”
“I’m not asking.”
Silvia looked hopeless, thinking she could take a break. Hmm, looking at her I feel a bit of pity so let’s try and prepare a “carrot”.
“Do you want to go shopping on our way back? After all, I promised you and Eko I would get you a reward.”
“T-That, actually sounds fun! ”
……Maybe I’m spoiling her too much.
And thus. The political strife than we decided to meddle with, came to an end.
Or so I thought.
Maine visited my house in person.
“……Welcome, Your Majesty King Maine.”
“Hey, please stop it! I haven’t been crowned yet.”
“Then, Your Majesty, the next King Maine.”
“Seriously! Stop with all that. After all, you and I are f-friends, right?”
Maine, for some reason, blushed after saying the word friend. If you’re going to feel embarrassed then don’t say it.
“Didn’t I tell you? Well, let me say it just in case, it’s a bother if you come this early in the morning. Also, think about your position. It’s not something that can be ignored.”
“Ahh, how mean! And I was even wondering what sort of item I could give you as thanks.”
“It’s great to have you here, Maine. My good friend! ”
“Enough with the empty talk……”
“Is it about Klaus’s punishment? ”
Apparently, Maine not only came to talk to me about a reward but also to consult with me. I feel like I’m being played.
“I don’t want to get involved with that, it’s a bother. Isn’t the death penalty fine? Or some private sentence?”
“Yes but, my mother disagrees.”
Heee, Second Queen Freon does? Certainly, that person seems to be kind to a fault.
“What do you think, Windfield? ”
“I’m also, for the death penalty. Same, for the, vice-captain.”
“You mean the Second Knight Order vice-captain, Gram? I heard you defeated him in an instant, Second-san.”
“Ahh, that old man.”
As far as I’m concerned, that old man doesn’t deserve the death penalty. He did a great job breaking Silvia and Eko’s conceitedness. Klaus is the only one I can’t come to like.
“The main problem here is that Aniue was being used by the Prime Minister. Aniue, in truth, thought he was acting for the benefit of the Kingdom……”
“In other words, you mean to say he’s just an idiot who got led to this situation because he believed he was doing it for the Kingdom? ”
“Yeah, well, that’s basically right.”
“Then, you can’t.”
“I know, but……Mother says.”
I see. Maine’s just a mothercon who was being spoken ill of behind his back at the Royal Magic Academy.
“Maine, you decide. If you don’t think for yourself and decide, it would be no different than your mother being the King.”
“……I guess so.”
Ahh, he’s no good.
“Better yet, why don’t you make him into your slave? ”
“I thought about that. And I believed that would be good. However, Minister Hairai and Captain Memphis said it would be a national disgrace if the Prince becomes a slave.”
“So, what!? Are you sure you want to care about this ‘national disgrace’ when the Empire almost devours you from inside? You’re already the laughing stock for other countries.”
“You’re quite blunt.”
“But it’s the truth.”
“Haaaa……Politics are troublesome.”
What’s with this guy speaking the obvious……
“Don’t worry. We’ll keep an eye on you so that you don’t become a tyrant, so you can do as you like. If you make a mistake, you can reflect on it and start over again.”
“That’s why now you have to hold a proper winter Title match. Also, hand over all the magic grimoires, from First to Fourth Form.”
“That’s what you really wanted, huh?”
“This is what I wanted ‘too’.”
Maine gave a tired laugh and murmured “You’re hopeless”. That’s an OK, right? Nice! With this, everyone in my house will be able to learn 【Magic】 from all attributes. There’s no problem since I already got the Fifth Form Grimoire.
There were a lot of other things I wanted, but this time I compromised. It’s not like I wouldn’t have done my best if it wasn’t for this. It’s just that I’m lucky I can save all the trouble and time getting them.
“……I understand. I’ll try doing what I want.”
Maine declared so with a firm gaze, I don’t know whether or not he caught on to something with my proper and reasonable advice.
Well, that’s fine. So long as the Castall Kingdom survives and the Title matches are held, everything is fine.
“Then, lastly, let me tell you how you’ll be treated, Second-san.”
Immediately, Maine began speaking with a serious expression. Looks like this will be something important.
“The Castall Kingdom acknowledges you and accepts you as the Special Appointed Ambassador from Zipang in the Castall Kingdom.”()
“……Uhhh. In other words, you can keep living in the Castall Kingdom as you’ve been, Second-san. I’ll also recognize this stupidly large piece of land as the Zipang Embassy. Well, this will make things more convenient.”
I feel there are various things wrong with this, but since he seems to have struggled about how to deal with this situation, it shouldn’t be a problem. Yeah, it actually is quite a welcomed situation.
Since it would’ve seemed quite strange to say thank you, I received those serious words while answering with “I will gracefully accept it”. Incidentally, I have no idea what comes with this appointment.
……And, like this.
The political strife finally ended. And I became the ambassador for a country that didn’t exist.
＊ ＊ ＊
Melson Marubell, the daughter of the Emperor Gordo Marubell, was horrified.
After being called by her father, what she saw was something that exceeded her imagination.
“This is Val Morrow’s pendant, right? It’s the same as the one I gifted you.”
“Chichiue, then, you mean to say……t-this is the body of Val Morrow? ”
“There’s no doubt. Ha ha ha.”
“This is not a laughing matter! To, something like this……! ”
Melson turned her eyes away from the chunks of discolored meat.
It was hard to believe that such a thing was a person’s corpse. However, if so. If, by chance, this was true. Just thinking like that was enough to make her shudder in fear.
“Listen. The other party is someone who would send this minced meat to the emperor. That’s not something a lenient person would do.”
“The Sacred Country lost. Against that man alone. Don’t think you can just fight him and win. Otherwise, you will end like this. Just, watch over my back and learn. Learn what’s good, learn what’s bad, and grow yourself.”
Thank you for reading.
Next is, an idle talk story that I’m reluctant to say it’s more interesting than the main story.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9