Saikyou Juzoku Tensei ~Cheat Majutsushi no Slow Life~ - 252
When I came out of the mirror world of the witch’s tower, I found myself in a pile of rubble.
It seemed that something had forcibly connected the mirror world with the witch’s tower, and the aftermath of the collision between Levi’s spear and the self-admonition sword that the collector had unleashed with all his might had leaked into the witch’s tower, causing it to collapse.
After the collapse of the tower, the surviving magical beasts seemed to have escaped, and for a while, the Fage territory would become a magical land where a variety of magical beasts would spread.
I feel really bad about what I did to Lark.
In the meantime, Elia, who was keeping the carriage with the guard Ortem, seemed quite calm even though the tower had collapsed right in front of her.
She said, “I have a feeling that’s about it” She doesn’t have faith in me too much.
I asked her to take Altamir, who was crying, and the collector, who was staring blankly into space and saying nothing, to the Palgas.
Elia agreed without asking any questions. How reliable.
Palgas Village is even more remote than the rest of Fage territory.
It was originally intended to support adventurers climbing the Witch’s Tower, and now that the Tower has been declared off-limits by the government, it is supposed to serve as a watchdog over the Tower. However, I’m a little worried about what will happen to Palgas Village now that the Witch’s Tower has disappeared.
As I continued my leisurely carriage ride to Palgas Village, thinking that I should work with Altamir to rebuild a suitable tower before Lark found out about it, I was surrounded by Lark’s private army on horseback along the way.
Leading the way was the leader of the private army, Euris, a black-haired female swordswoman, a rarity in this world.
The private army consisted of about 20 people, but apart from that, there were people in different outfits staring at me with their own weapons in their hands.
With the end of the Nalgarn riots, Lark had drastically reduced the size of his private army, leaving only a small portion of it, and was instead promoting the preferential treatment of adventurers.
The adventurer in the background was probably one of them.
Perhaps they had recruited them on a temporary basis.
If you look closely, you can see Rinoa, the deputy leader of our alchemist corps, wearing a robe designed to match the armor of the private army.
It’s an impressive lineup, isn’t it?
All of the major forces of the Fage territory have been invested in this army.
Nalgarn’s sister must have appeared somewhere again.
Or perhaps they are planning to attack the Riveras Kingdom, which has been harassing them repeatedly.
The Fage territory seemed to be too empty, but I wondered if it would be okay.
As I was thinking about this, Euris pulled out her sword and threw it to the ground, abandoning her armament.
She then hangs her head down towards the carriage where I am standing and kneels down with a smooth movement.
“A-, Abel Belek, Commander of the Alchemists! You are suspected of destroying a protected building designated by the kingdom, unsealing a dangerous demon designated by the kingdom, and contacting it! Lark-sama wants to talk to you about it! Please ……, please! Will you please accompany me willingly? I swear on my life, I will never do anything wrong!”
Her voice was trembling.
The private army and adventurers behind her were all tense.
It seems that Lark, upon learning of the collapse of the Witch’s Tower, had begun to gather an impromptu force to bring me back to his territory as soon as possible.
Rather, It seems that Lark, who had been worried that I might do something in the witch’s tower, had already thought about how to move in case of an emergency and had made preparations for it.
There was no way that a single, ridiculously large witch’s tower could be obliterated and not be noticed by anyone.
The Palgas Village was also in an uproar because of the tremendous light emitted from the direction of the sea, and in no time the incident of the witch’s tower disappearing was reported to Lark’s ears by pigeon.
Since there was no reason for me to go on a rampage against him, I went to Lark’s place, surrounded by his private army.
The people who had defended me from the invasion of the Riveras treated me like a boil on the skin as I was being escorted away.
But I don’t begrudge them from that.
I don’t know what’s wrong, maybe it’s the timing, maybe it’s the collector. I’m sure I’m not that bad.
When I glanced at the collector, he was staring at the empty space in the carriage and making some incomprehensible statement: “I see …… So it’s time to be collected to my prison.”.
“A, Abel …… This is bad as expected, isn’t it? Even though Lark-san will cover for you,…….”
“It’s okay. I’ve got an extra trick up my sleeve.”
I had a meeting with Lark at Lark’s residence, surrounded by private soldiers.
Lark seemed to be a little thinner than before …… Rather, he is getting thin?
“…… Thanks for the good work. I’m glad you brought Abel-kun with you. You can go back now.”
“Ho-However, if we do go out, in case something happens ……”
“It’s okay. When Abel-kun likes it, even if you are the golem and this is the fort, it will be no different than now.”
After Lark’s words, the private soldiers bowed to Lark and me and left the room as if they were quickly fleeing.
Their eyes were completely frightened. What the hell do they think I am?
Lark slowly opened his mouth after the private army had completely left.
“Abel-kun, let me tell you something first so that there are no misunderstandings. I want to protect your safety and position as much as possible, and I have no intention of handing you over to Royal Capital. So, I’ll take my time to think about whether or not I’ll pretend I didn’t hear it, but for now, I want you to tell me the truth ……”
“There’s a problem, Lark-san! A High Elf has appeared in the Witch’s tower! Not only that …… but it seems that he has destroyed the tower, broken the witch’s seal, and taken her with him!”
I did not show any sign of remorse and said so.
I said it out loud.
“H-High Elf!? W-Why is there a high elf ……”
“I fought with him, but …… it seems that he was one of the most powerful High Elf church wizards and I could not stop him from doing his evil deed.”
“E-Even you, Abel-kun couldn’t stop him …… N-no, but how could a High Elf come to this place like that ……”
I cornered Lark, clenched my fists, and slammed at the desk.
“He laughed at the idea that the Sky Country, Alfheim would invade the Dinrat Kingdom! He said that he planned to bring in the witch because he saw her alchemy ability and wanted to use it for war… Please contact the royal capital immediately!”
It is true, if you only cut it out here.
I’m sure Devin said something like that.
I don’t remember much about it, and I don’t really care if a hundred Devins show up, but I’m sure it’s better to contact the royals.
If I were to say that I was involved in the collapse of the tower or that I had brought Altamir here, it would lower the credibility of this information.
The very survival of this kingdom is at stake.
This much of lie is unavoidable.
I’m not saying this just to save my own skin.
In addition, Devin’s conscience will not be hurt at all no matter how many sins he has to cover.
“…… S-So you’re not thinking that you’re just trying to talk me into something? Your saying that you have nothing to do with the fall of the tower? Is that really the truth ……?”
Lark asked timidly.
I opened the package I had brought with me and took out what was inside.
“…… Take this to Royal Capital.”
“T-This is ……!”
“This is the one I managed to steal after my mortal struggle with him. This one is …… the cup that he used that contained the elixir. If you look at it, you’ll know it’s from the Sky Country, Alfheim”
I presented the cup containing the amrita and Devin’s vestments to Lark.
The collector had thrown the cup away after drinking the amrita, so this was the only thing that hadn’t been swallowed by chaos.
Even Lark, who had doubted me from the start, seemed to believe me.
There was no problem with the vestments being taken.
It’s just that it’s too heavy and too gimmicky.
The fabric was definitely valuable, so I cut off some of the sleeves and removed some of the magical ores and gems from the robe.
It is not surprising that some of them are missing since they were obtained after a fierce battle.
Thank you, Devin. I used to hate him from the tips of my hair to the soles of my shoes, but now for the first time, I feel like I like him a little bit.
“N-No way …… After the Riveras Country, why did the Sky Country, Alfheim also …… It is rumored that there is a disturbance in the Galshard Kingdom as well, but …… this means that three of the five great divine kingdoms are targeting the Dinrat Kingdom ……”
This is the first time I’ve heard of the Garshard Kingdom,…….
I was grateful to have been born in a peaceful time in a peaceful country, despite the fact that the world is quite a disturbing place, but it seems that this may have been just a temporary beginning.
I wondered why they were all together, but they certainly had good reason to resent the Dinrat Kingdom.
The Riveras Kingdom, the Sky Country, Alfheim, the Galshard Kingdom …… It is said that these three kingdoms’ gods were all destroyed in mythological times by the god Kudor, who is worshipped by the Dinrat Kingdom.
It is understandable that the Rivaras Kingdom, which has been constantly fighting internally, would turn its attention to the Dinrat Kingdom after Levi’s revival, but the Dinrat Kingdom and the Galshard Kingdom have always had a certain amount of friendly relations, even if it was only ostensibly.
The Sky Country, Alfheim, had never shown any interest in Dinrat Kingdom, so why now, after 10,000 years, did the three countries begin to show disturbing movements at the same time?
It is still understandable that the Riveras Kingdom and the Galshard Kingdom would team up, but it is hard to imagine that the self-respecting High Elves of the Sky Country, Alfheim, would join such a group.
I can’t help but feel something disturbing.
“There’s something …… about it, isn’t there. The three countries have moved for the same reason.”
I consciously put on a serious face as I said this, and inwardly I was relieved that I had managed to talk Lark down for the moment.