Well, no more talking and enjoy the chapter!
ED: clover, eristol
While being carried by Tirnanog, I climbed the wall behind the Water Palace.
Tirnanog was walking on four legs without attracting attention.
It was a bit awkward because he was not completely in his dragon form, but the mobility couldn’t compare to upright walking.
(He’s working too hard after all……)
I forgot about it since he seemed fine, but Tirnanog is in his convalescence period after his restoration.
When this matter is over, it would be nice for him to have a relaxing rest.
While thinking so, we arrived on the balcony of my assigned room.
Apparently, Palug hadn’t returned yet, so we entered the room and waited for her.
After we entered the room, Tirnanog shrugged off his mantle.
The stuffed toy-sized Tirnanog jumped out from inside the crack on the back of his armor which looked like a cicada’s husk.
He made a turn mid-air and landed brilliantly on the carpet.
『Good grief, finally I got my solid body back.』
“Sorry for troubling you today.”
『Don’t worry. It was quite fresh and fun.
Aah, leave the armor as it is. So it will be easier tomorrow since I don’t have to stretch it again when I wear it.』
After saying so, Tirnanog dragged out a large washbasin from one of the large luggage and poured water in it.
It seems that he is going to relax by bathing.
I put a sheet over the armor which was thrown away before someone else saw it.
Now then, I should look over the materials before Palug returns.
I sat on a chaise lounge and spread out the books I bought on the table.
First off, let’s read the book I purchased.
The pilgrimage story is a book that summarizes anecdotes from the surrounding area told by monks.
It is a collection of stories about various folklore that the seven horse-riding pilgrims gathered to kill time.
It has many stories about magical beasts and phantom beasts which makes it the perfect book for my purpose.
The story of the first weir and the kraken.
The tragic love story of the Silver Alchemist who married the Northern Princess.
A story of an old monk who carried out serial killings by smearing poison on banned books.
A story of a navigator who got shipwrecked in seven voyages by seven kinds of monstro.
A story of an alchemist who made the Cursed Sword of Fire and fought against the Prince of Sword.
The tragic love story of the Eastern Princess who loved the Golden-haired Werewolf Prince.
The story of a goblin and the cursed silver.
Somehow this region has many materials about the magical beast Kraken.
Yeah, is this the death flag for six years in the future?
While it is worrisome, but the seven kinds of monstro, magical swords, goblins and werewolves are also worrisome.
As I wrote a summary in a notebook with a simple illustration, Tirnanog peered into it.
『There is no problem if it’s just an octopus. I will devour all of them.』
“Yeah, I will leave it to you then.”
Next, I turned over the manuscript of a diary written by a merchant some hundreds of years ago.
In addition to the notes about the fluctuating price of wheat and eggs, worrisome descriptions were mixed in.
For example, the poisoning incident that occurred in the monastery two hundred years ago was described as a warning against greed.
This is probably the story of the old monk who carried out a serial killing by poisoning the banned books in the previous pilgrimage story.
I see, I should compare these two books to know what era the folklore was based on.
While reading the book and taking notes, I heard the door open.
From there, another me appeared while grinning broadly.
It was Palug who had finished dinner.
When I looked over my shoulder, Tirnanog was asleep while bathing inside the washbasin.
“Welcome back, Palug.”
“I’m back. Oh my, this guy, he’s sleeping already?”
“It’s because he has worked hard today.”
“Hmm. Then it can’t be helped.”
When Palug returned to her former state and crept closer to Tirnanog, she touched the water inside the washbasin with the tip of her nail.
After a short time, the water began to boil and steam came out of it.
『Mu!? Aah, what, it’s the cat, huh.
It seems that I fell asleep.』
“Good morning. Isn’t it a good hot water?”
『Umu. I don’t really care about it.』
“If you didn’t wake up, I would have just kept it boiling as it was, you know~?”
Tirnanog stretched pleasantly inside the hot water.
Palug chuckled and sat beside me and looked into the spread materials.
“Oh my, my master is very diligent.”
“If there is something I can do during my stay, I want to do it.”
“This is also useful for me. Tonight I will go to the pilgrimage points mentioned in this book.”
Palug brought a wagon with silver dishes.
“The two of you haven’t eaten yet, have you? Eat these properly, okay?”
That said, Palug opened the silver dish covers.
Steamed chicken, steamed cabbage with warm carrot salad and cheese appeared from inside.
While eating, we shared information on our first day in Knot Reed.
“First, let me hear about what happened today in the Water Palace, Palug.”
“After switching, I didn’t see Earl Nibelheim.
Aah, that’s right. In order for you to be able to match the talk with Ernst and the others, I need to keep you updated about the launching ceremony.”
I cut a steamed chicken with a knife and fork and thrust it into Tirnanog’s mouth as I listened to Palug.
The sauce on the chicken and the warm vegetables used cheese and they were very rich in flavor and delicious.
“I see, for example?”
“As the new aircraft carries golems inside, it seems that the Golem Guild is also supporting it in general.”
The Golem Guild here is not the guild where golems gather but the guild of golem creators.
It is a powerful group as factories use golems in many areas.
“Is there anything else?”
“As for maritime insurance bidding, it seems that there was a dispute before we arrived.
As expected, it seems that Turm decided to take over.”
As expected of the successful merchant Turm.
They are going to take over the maritime which is a big insurance essential for shipping.
“Another thing. There are rumors that the alchemist who got caught by an aristocrat from Ignitia to make white porcelain has escaped.”
“Oh, that is some progress from the rumor I heard before.
So it’s not ‘went missing’ but ‘ran away’, huh?”
“It seems that he escaped in the middle of the incident in the Island of Messenger.”
So such a thing happened during the shade of panic due to Auguste’s super-wide area mental interference, huh.
If he was someone with the blood of the Visitor’s Clan who aren’t easily influenced by the mental interference, that incident was probably a great opportunity.
It would be nice if he successfully runs away, that white porcelain alchemist.
“It seems that the arrival of the previous aircraft carrier of Ignitia is delayed, and it is likely to arrive around tomorrow.
If there is nothing wrong, it seems that the launching ceremony will be held on the day after tomorrow.”
“That means Auguste will also arrive on the day after tomorrow.”
When I said so, Palug smiled ambiguously.
Oh, didn’t she want to meet him soon?
“Are you a little disappointed?”
“Fufu, as long as I can meet him, I don’t mind even if it is a little late.”
I returned the slightly off topic to the information collection result of today once again.
“Is there any rumor about the fraud?”
“Six months ago, it seems that a large-scale scam of antique art was exposed.
Most of the scammers were caught and it seems that the punishment had also been executed.”
“So there was a scam of antique arts. But if they were caught then this may be a separate case.”
“Since the main criminal of this case seems to have escaped, isn’t there a possibility that he will do something similar again?”
There is also a possibility that the content and target of the fraud have changed from the original game.
Perhaps it might have become different as the result of the previous two incidents have changed.
“I tried to explore the stories related to the silver vein, but there wasn’t any particular result.”
“Yeah, nevertheless, we have to tell Earl Nibelheim to be cautious of fraud.”
“That’s true, but how do we tell Earl Nibelheim about the situation, that’s the problem……
If I get close and go to see him, I will look like the con artist.”
Even if I tell him with a letter, depending on the content it can be seen as a threatening sentence.
And I can’t advise him with the appearance of Erica.
While murmuring such things, Palug had a thoughtful expression.
Certainly, an advice like ‘Be careful as you are destined to be deceived’ is exactly what a con artist would likely say.
“Ah, that’s right! There is a good news on that matter.”
I told her about Harold Nibelheim who we encountered in the city.
At the same time, I also added the stories about when we were at the back of the Turm Wand Store and about the young man Gilbert.
“It would be good to be friends with him and check the situation frequently through correspondence.”
“Not bad, the situation will look somewhat suspicious but I think we can get through it somehow.”
Tirnanog who almost finished eating the steamed chicken pitched in the conversation.
『When I was in the wand store, I heard something similar about the red-haired brat.』
“About my constitution and Harold’s constitution, Gilbert explained it in detail for us.”
I told the two of them about the matter of constitution measurement using the Rainbow Strap.
About the recoil of the wands and our encounter with Gilbert.
The fact that Harold didn’t inhibit external magical power at all while I inhibited the external magical power.
『Hohou, isn’t that a wonderful power?』
“Um, yeah, I don’t know anything since it’s a different culture, but is that advantageous?”
“I also don’t really get it.”
Tirnanog started to argue with sparkling eyes.
『It means that you won’t die, no matter how much you drop a star. This is the power that deserves gold!』
“Eeh~~ what is that! You mean the Alchemist’s Star? Uwah, isn’t that too dangerous?”
『Prostrate yourself before the power of the Star of Aurelia, cat.』
“Eeeeh~~~ humans are too powerful~~!!”
Although it was the cause of Tirnanog’s death, it seems that he has a special feeling towards the Alchemist’s Star.
No, maybe it is because it was his cause of death.
The Wand of Sailor’s Song which creates a star in the sky is beyond the common sense of this world.
I don’t think there would be that many opportunities to use such a dangerous wand in my life.
“Ah— that’s right, is Gilbert handsome?”
Palug changed the topic to good-looking men.
It probably became troublesome to talk about the Alchemist’s Star with Tirnanog.
“He’s not a great beauty, but he feels like a good young man with a sense of freshness. He looks a bit nasty, but he is kind and seems to be good at taking care of people.”
『Is the face that important to you?』
“It’s very important, you know~ I will not hesitate to repeat this over and over again, it’s important~”
I started eating the warm carrot salad and cheese during the gap when the two of them started quarreling as usual.
『But that young man Gilbert. I was hoping that he would go to see the shop owner, but it seems to be difficult.』
“Tir, did you talk about that with the shop owner?”
『Umu, he said that he kicked his son out because he was mad, but he couldn’t help but worry.』
“Come to think of it, Harold did say something like that.”
『Since his son also has something that he wants to make, it seems that he went out of this city to learn the technique.』
Well, Gilbert was lurking in that store even though he returned home.
It reminds me that he said there were special circumstances.
“Well, with this, we have finished sharing each of our information.”
“So, we will take action tomorrow, but we will receive the completed wands first. With this, 70% of the wands will be available.”
“Hm, oh my. There is still 30% left?”
“There are wands that are a little expensive.”
The price of those wands were incredible.
For example, among the wands that were used before, Urd Sight is too expensive so it is impossible.
Since he used a lot of this wand, Klaus’s debt to my brother is ridiculously high.
“I think I will also make contact with Harold and Gilbert.
I also want to hear the continuation of the lecture course.”
“Hmm, meanwhile I think that it is good to stay with Ernst again.”
After the three of us were done planning, what remained was the nightly survey of Palug.
“Well then, now is a good time to do my own job.”
“I will leave it to you, Palug.”
Palug turned herself into the Hero with somewhat short blonde hair and white skin
This bold and charming young man was the Severe King Jean.
“It’s a bit exciting to go for a night trip. Ufufu.”
『Do not go overboard. You don’t have enough power right now.』
“Oh my, are you worried?”
『Hmph, if you don’t get accustomed to your power quickly, our plan will be delayed!』
“Yes, yes, well, I’m going~!”
After bickering with Tirnanog, she turned around in somewhat high-spirits to survey the surrounding area.
Jumping out of the window, she flew across the canal.
After I saw her off, I finally sunk into the soft bed.
First of all, yes, apparently Zaratan (Tir) died by Alchemist’s Star, and Jaconius died by knife. I mixed it up, Japanese is really hard since sometimes they got no subject >< I have fixed the corresponding chapters.
Also, Palug’s former state mentioned here is her voluptuous beauty form.