Chapter 13: Ominous Signs
At Lionel’s command, the knights charged into the goblin settlement.
The sudden appearance of the knights, who were hardened by their stiff equipment, plunged the settlement into a state of panic.
The knights seized the opportunity and took out the goblins one after another.
I could have just watched, but since I’m here, I decided to attack them with magic.
In order to survive in this world, there will be times when you have to kill monsters.
I thought I needed to get used to it so that I wouldn’t hesitate to kill them when the time came.
Cut the carotid artery of a goblin trying to escape from the goblin settlement.
I was a little skeptical, but the green liquid didn’t pop out, and it quickly disappeared into a speck of light.
It probably turned into a magic stone.
“That’s exactly the game.
It seems to have substance, but it doesn’t.
“Julius-sama, is something wrong?”
“No, nothing, Christopher.”
Christopher, who picked up on my mumbling, asked me about it, but didn’t seem particularly suspicious.
After defeating some goblins that were trying to escape, the battle ended.
That was a lot quicker than I thought it would be.
“No, it’s truly amazing.
I never thought that Julius-sama would be able to use magic so freely.”
“It’s the first time I’ve used it in an actual battle, but I’m glad it went well.”
“I can’t believe it was your very first time.”
As expected of the Knight Commander Lionel.
He’s very perceptive.
But he’ll never get to the bottom of it.
If he asks, “Did you use it in a game?”, it is obvious that he would also be a member of the same group.
“Captain, the collection of magic stones is over.”
“Thank you for your efforts.
Now let’s get back before dark.”
Under Lionel’s instructions, we headed home.
In the carriage on the way home, I talked to Lionel about things that bothered me.
“I wonder where those goblins came from?”
“I think it’s probably from the depths of the monster forest.”
“Then, is there a larger settlement deep inside the monster forest? They’ve outgrown it there, so they came outside in search of a new place.”
I stared at Lionel.
Lionel closes his eyes with a furrow on his brow.
Lionel seems to have reached that possibility as well.
And that means trouble.
How about it?”
Lionel finally opened his eyes and asked with a sharp look.
Hearing this, Gyre and Christopher’s faces turned a little pale.
“It will be two months before your father comes back.
If we wait until then, the situation may be even worse.
Julius-sama, please write to your father.
As soon as I get permission, I will ask adventurers to investigate the forest of Monsters.”
We could use scouts from the Order of Knights, but it would be better to ask adventurers to help us maintain our relationship with the Adventurers’ Guild.
Besides, they are familiar with the monster forests.
“How shall I write it?”
“I was passing by the monster forest on my own accord and saw several goblins in the area where the monsters were subjugated.
I was suspicious and followed them and found a village, so I destroyed it.
There may be more settlements, so I want to investigate.
What do you think?”
If they had no choice but to go near the demon forest because of my selfishness, the guards would not have caused offense.
“Isn’t it going to hurt Julius-sama’s reputation?”
“I don’t care how much my reputation is damaged, as long as the damage to my people is kept to a minimum.”
“…… I understand.
As you wish.”
“You got it, Lionel.”
Lionel, who seems to be reluctant to do so.
I hope I didn’t do anything unnecessary……We need to act quickly on this one.
If an army of goblins were to come into a town or village all at once, it would be no joke.
As soon as we returned to the mansion, we planted the magic grass seedlings.
Everything was ready for this day.
I was covered in mud, but managed to finish planting all the seedlings by nightfall.
And when the servants saw me covered in mud, they were furious.
Julius apparently sent a letter to his father in the Royal Capital that day.
And the next day, he asked the Adventurers’ Guild for a request to investigate the Monster Forest.
When asked what he would do about the money, he said that his father kept some money that he could use freely.
Apparently, he used the money to commission adventurers.
In that case, wouldn’t it have been better to report to father after the results of the investigation request came out? No, if that’s the case, will it go backwards? It’s difficult to judge the situation accurately.
I wish I could have been a smart tactician at a time like this.
It will take at least three days for the letter to return from the royal capital.
On top of that, it may take more than three days to get the results of the investigation from the Adventurer’s Guild.
In the meantime, I’m thinking of making a magic tool.
It’s a magic tool for long-term storage of materials for magic potions that have been collected.
“Take this money and go buy me a steel plate.
Also, some magic ink.”
The servant bows his head and leaves the room.
I should have everything I need now.
If my knowledge of the game is still intact, I should be able to encapsulate any magic I want in a magic circle drawn with magic ink.
Each one has the drawback that I have to contain the magic, but that makes it more versatile.
Hopefully it works.
After all, it’s my first time making magic tools in this world.
I’m a little worried.
A voice can be heard along with a small knocking sound.
It’s my sister, Rosalia.
“I have to give her a lot of attention today because I didn’t give her any yesterday,” she said.
I don’t want my cute little sister to hate me.
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