Monica-San and I found ourselves galloping towards Jornen atop two Behemoths.
“I’m sorry. Even though my father called each of the nobles, we could only muster a little over two thousand men.”
“Don’t worry. it seems that Petardaus felt a lot of indifference towards Rudra, and they had no intention of helping Toru-Sama.”
The Queen of Pertadaus had said that their hero would be more than enough to defeat Demon Lord Rudra.
When I repeatedly told her that it was an order from the Spirit Queen to recruit troops, she laughed and said that the Spirit Queen would never say such a thing
If the Spirit Queen had been there, the Queen’s decision might have been different.
But Elohim was more interested in persuading other countries than her own.
And for that reason I decided it would be better to give up on Petardaus.
Of course, Monica-San agreed with this thinking.
Petardaus is a small country on the edge of the continent.
In addition to having a small number of troops, the skill level of their soldiers is low, so there isn’t much of a point in having them send troops.
Also, that nation is the farthest away from Toru-Sama’s location.
As such, it has the lowest priority.
“Monica-San, are you sure this is the right place?”
“Don’t worry, I’ve been to the capital of Jornen several times. And Bechjiro is following the trail I had taken before.”
“Do you understand what the monsters are saying?”
“A little. When you take care of them daily, you start to catch on to certain things.”
Bechjiro roared “Gah!” as if to answer Monica-San.
The Behemoth… I heard it was a monster that Toru-Sama had tamed. At first, I couldn’t help but shiver when I saw it. It has a terrifying appearance, like it’s going to attack you at any moment.
But now I feel calmer around it.
It is also surprisingly comfortable to ride.
“Here we are!”
“Good, we will soon have an audience with the queen of the dark elves.”
We had arrived in the capital of Jornen.
“Elohim-Sama told me what happened. I did not know that Rudra had his eyes on Jornen. I had assumed he was only interested in taking over the mountains.”
The Queen, holding a heart-shaped cushion on her couch-like throne, twisted her face in disgust.
Monica-San and I waited silently for her response.
“When Zig came here, I knew he was useless. He thought he could come to this place, empty-handed, without providing anything of value, and just ask for information. Honestly, how insulting. So, I used him to kill some time and have a little fun at his expense. Now then, what do you have to offer me?”
So you are asking for something in return.
I did come to ask for her help, so I suppose it’s natural for me to offer something of value as well.
Fortunately, thanks to the Spirit Queen’s persuasion, the elf queen was already almost convinced to cooperate.
I have heard that dark elves are capable of summoning magic, so I must do all I can to gain their support.
“I think we can strengthen our relations with the neighboring countries. The reason Rudra was able to enter the country in the first place is because the ties between the countries are weak. I understand not being able to share certain information, but they shouldn’t be hostile to each other, and not having surveillance hurts them mutually…. With these gaps, it’s normal for the enemy to be able to do what they want.”
“Are you suggesting that we are not at peace?”
“Yes, that’s exactly my point. It’s time to foster ties between countries.”
“Hueeh! Marianne-San, don’t say such crazy things! Your Majesty, she’s overreacting!”
Her Majesty’s eyes narrowed as she let out a low; “Hmm.”
It was enough to make me feel lifeless.
The person watching me intently was the queen of a country, and I am just a human coming from an Island.
I cannot use the title of Countess in this place.
“There is one more advantage for you, Your Majesty. That is, if you decide to give us your support, we promise that you will have priority support in matters related to the Manyu Brigade.”
“The Manyu Brigade… They are certainly an extraordinary group of people, with outstanding power and ability. I am very interested in having a strong connection with them… Can I trust those words?”
“The Manyu brigade is made up of the former hero of our homeland. And even though he has given up the title, the devotion and respect that King Armand feels towards Toru-Sama remains.”
I am setting Toru-Sama up with a big commitment, but now is not the time to ask for his permission. I must do whatever I can to help him.
Besides, I have received information from Luvue-Sama (Actually it was the vice captain) that if necessary, they can give orders to the Manyu Brigade.
Toru-Sama’s client is Lastoria, and formally speaking, Toru-Sama’s superior is Luvue-Sama.
“The Spirit King told me that Armand’s kingdom is on an island far out at sea.”
“That is correct.”
“Is that for real?”
I am surprised by Monica’s perception.
“I’ll accept your offer, if you let me go on that boat.”
I don’t think it’s something I can promise.
The queen’s eyes sparkled like a child’s looking at candy.
“I wonder what it will be like on the other side of the ocean. It has always interested me. I’m also curious about ships crossing the open sea.”
“But, I’m afraid I can’t make that promise.”
“Oh, well, that’s all right. I’ll talk to the man in charge when this is over.”
A man who is dressed in armor appears on the scene.
He kneels before the queen.
“Your Majesty, everything is in order. We will leave as soon as I give the order.”
“In that case. Head to Big Gear right now and help the Manyu Brigade defeat Rudra. Never give in to other races, and make Demon King Rudra regret stepping on the coda of a sleeping dark elf.”
His Majesty smiled at me.
When we arrived at Galbaran’s palace, we greeted the king.
“I have heard all from Elohim, they are working to defeat the Demon King Rudra.”
“That’s right, Petardaus and Jornen have agreed to send troops and right now there are troops marching towards their destination. Please, we request your assistance.”
“Please, Your Majesty. Help us defend the Manyu Brigade.”
His Majesty casts his gaze at the person next to him.
“Is it in our best interest to help the Manyu Brigade?”
“Yes. I’m sure he’s an SS rank class. Maybe it’s even higher than that. In my opinion, your majesty. If we don’t help him, this could spell the death of this country.”
“General, I never thought you would say something like that… Hmm.”
As I looked at the man the king was talking to, I noticed something very curious.
On his cloak was embroidered the phrase “Love,Kaede” on the inside.
Kaede-San… What have you done?
“I don’t like the idea of having to fight a race like the elves, but Rudra is even more annoying. He has caused a lot of chaos in my country, he has even planned to assassinate me. And the Spirit King was talking about strengthening the ties between the nations…”
“Yes, Elohim-Sama proposes that we strengthen the ties between the nations and share information to better protect our lands.”
“Including this country in that framework… Umm, I’ve changed my mind a bit after this incident. No matter how big a country is, it will inevitably be defeated if we are attacked by the sword. I think sharing information will be a good thing.”
Monica-San and I were smiling. Apparently the king had already made up his mind.
By the way, I mentioned earlier that Elohim-Sama suggested it, but I was really the one who came up with the idea for this.
I remembered the Round Table meetings, so I thought it would be better to suggest that each country should cooperate to fight the Demon King.
Rather, I can’t help but wonder what they were doing so far.
Has peace managed to be kept around here on their own?
“Are you ready to go to war?”
“Strike with your hammer upon the Demon King! And make victory belong to the beasts!”
“I will! For His Majesty the king and for my country!”
The general bowed his head to the king.
Our next destination was the Land of Ainowa.
The Spirit King had said it was the land of the fairies.
At this point we had encountered a big problem in meeting Toru-Sama.
And that was the Great Forest.
There were many routes that could divert us from the road, and that represents a big problem. A large shortcut was required to allow the armies of the various countries to pass through.
Monica-San and I arrived at the entrance to the Great Forest.
“You’re too late, I’ve been waiting here for a long time!”
“You are the guide?”
“Yes, my name is Naomin, nice to meet you.”
We were greeted by a lovely fairy.
I guess the Spirit King has already told her what is going on.
That’s why she has been waiting for us here.
But could the faeries clear a path for us through the vast Great Forest?
Or will they let us use the road they use?
“We’ve talked among ourselves, and we agree that it’s time for the faeries to start interacting with other races. But we can’t do it all at once. So to show our support, we will begin this first step with you.”
We listened in silence.
“This could certainly bring more knowledge about other races among the fairies. But also that may open a door that will bring more enemies to us, although, that doesn’t mean that it may also bring more allies. right? For the future of our race, we will seize this opportunity.”
“You’ve made up your mind, haven’t you?”
“No. On the contrary, we will show the world how dangerous fairies can be.”
The ground begins to shake.
A mountain in the distance begins to move.
No.. Wait. It’s not a mountain, it’s a giant monster.
“Behold our guardian, Roswell! It’s your turn, Rozsuchi, make way for them!”
“Roger that, little flat-chested friend.”
So he is the former Demon King Roswell.
I’ve only heard of him from the Spirit King, but I never thought there was anyone as great as him.”
This continent seems to be a place that is beyond our common sense.
Just by Roswell walking, the trees broke down making a path between us.
In addition, the fairies were removing any trash that might be an obstacle.
At this rate, we should be able to get through the Great Forest in no time.
Toru-Sama, please be strong a little longer.
I will soon be by your side.