IcedTea: Manowa is nearing the combat part real quick. BUT, the next 2 Gob chapters are DOPE……..so those will come out together later this week. Also, ships be sailing all over the place…..you’ll see.
- Prince always speaks in non-formal, since he is the highest authority in the land.
- Tiara is mostly formal still, but has moments of relaxation around Kazane.
- Kazane is a mess of both informal and formal, since she’s not used to royalty. When she talks, it’s formal. When she thinks, it’s informal. I’ll do my best….
41st story – Let’s Speak with the Prince-sama
<<Gryphonia Royal Castle — Royal Family Bedroom>>
“Gu-, excuse me. At this age, I seem to be easily moved to tears.” (Alduin)
“Ah, Father, could you please stop your groundless crying?” (Tiara)
After the sobbing was reduced to smaller tears, the First-Prince Alduin-sama was finally able to calm down to a talking state.
“When you going to over with this embrace? Also, meet Kazane.” (Bashful Tiara)
Replying to Tiara with a “sorry”, Alduin let go of his daughter at last and looked at Kazane.
“So Kazane, was it?” (Alduin)
“For rescuing my daughter on this occasion, I am eternally grateful.” Furthermore, Alduin had bowed very deeply. “As the acting King, I’m not permitted to lower my head, but at the moment, as a father, I want to express my gratitude.”
Alduin hadn’t heard about from his daughter’s abduction or being sold to a brothel when she should’ve been killed being taken; then taken away by ogres and almost impregnated……separated from all these events, Alduin could only be kept searching without knowing about these terrible stories. And, in all likelihood, now until his death as well.
Seeing her Father’s resigned figure, she began to worry.
“Tiara, I have caused you to endure many hardships. Indeed, to force you to pass as a make-believe adventurer is…….”
At these words, Tiara laughed.
“No, Father. The travels were beyond enjoyable. Delicious stew, futons with the highest grade of sleeping comfort — even surpassing that of our own Royal Family, an impregnable and voice-commanded vehicle that easily traversed the Argo Mountain Range — I didn’t know that riding a horse made out of stone would have such a wonderful feeling to it.” (Tiara) (mllhild: Error Report: common_sense.exe crashed, please refrain from taking OP MCnium for some while.) (IcedTea: Copy that.)
“Muu, is that ….so?” (Alduin)
Alduin couldn’t understand half of what his daughter was saying.
I have also heard that the words of a daughter of this age sound like they are from a different dimension to the parents. Is this was they were referring to?
(mllhild: No, this is not it. Your highness should bring your daughter as fast as possible to cross the mountain again without Kazane, else Tiara will start wanting to send the trade routes or army over the mountain since it’s an “easy shortcut”.)
“Also, above all, I was always together with Kazane along the way. There were no such things as hardship.” Tiara said this while gazing at Kazane.
Scratching her head and laughing awkwardly, Kazane let out a “Tee-hee” as she was see to praise.
Aaaa~~ Seeing this, Tiara’s cheeks melted.
Oooo~~ Alduin’s cheeks melted as well.
Anyhow, the reunion of parent and child was safely accomplished. Anything from here on would be concerning their future together.
“Hmm, I understand the circumstances.” After hearing about the circumstances of the conspiracy from Tiara, Alduin once again revised the situation for Kazane and Tiara.
“For the secret escape route of the Royal Family to come to this state…..it seems that, without a doubt, if a golem user could break through there, then we have no choice but to scrap that pathway. ” (Alduin)
“Sorry.” Kazane apologised. As one would expect, it was not possible to tell them the existence of the [Infinite Key] which could unlock and release anything, so she was unable to come up with a working reason.
“However, Tiara. The one who kidnapped you, er…, was it seriously Shelkin?” There Alduin’s voice started to falter.
“There is no mistake. He wants to overthrow Father and, his own selfish reasons, wants to become king. There is no doubt that the cruelty this time was his work.” Tiara strongly insisted on the claim.
“Does Father not place trust in my words?” Naturally Tiara couldn’t believe that her parent would hestiate towards his hateful opponent.
“Still, look Tiara. In this uproar, the one to move the fastest and advance your search was him.” (Alduin)
The sense of incongruity that Kazane had felt since a little while ago increased with this new information.
“But still, that could be for the sake of overthrowing Father!” (Tiara)
“It’s already been decided in the family circle that I will become the king. The preparations for the ceremony are also completed. Furthermore, he discarded his birthright to the throne, on the day after you were abducted, you know.” (Alduin)
“This is … why?” (Tiara)
Tiara was dumbfounded, so Alduin kept on.
“Officially, to avoid useless strife when I ascend the throne … that is one reason, but the Second Prince Shelkin has the support of many nobles. For him to become king….there are quite a few ways to do it. If taking into account the circumstances, upon seeing the seriousness of your abduction, in order to take control of the surrounding nobles, he himself insisted on his withdrawal.” After Alduin said this, there was no room for objection, even for Tiara too.
Except one fact.
“But, but I saw it! His butler, Blair Deckerman abducted me, gave instructions to use me as a plaything and to kill me!” (Tiara)
An enraged Tiara and a moaning Alduin….and then, Kazane raised her hand….
“Em, could I have a moment?” (Kazane)
“What is it, Kazane?” (Alduin)
With a dangerous look, Alduin turned to Kazane.
“This butler called Blair, is there a possibility that he moved independently?” (Kazane)
“Wha!?” Tiara looks at Kazane as if she were seeing something unbelievable. By no means did she think that her words would be denied by Kazane.
“I don’t know. Since he hired his butler 2 year ago, I’ve heard that he was an outstanding man, but….” (Alduin)
Alduin couldn’t deny the possibility that the butler acted independently.
“Kazane, what is the meaning of this!?” (Tiara)
“Calm down Tiara. Alduin-sama, I have another question I would like to ask. At this moment in the castle, is the second prince here?” (Kazane)
“No, right now he should be at theguardpost taking command of the search for my daughter.” (Alduin)
And yet, the search target is here.
“And one more, on this floor, besides Alduin-sama and the King, is there anyone else?” (Kazane)
“Oh, King-Father (King Consort) is ill. There is one trustworthy physician. The rest are in the royalty’s private area. Essentially nobody is supposed to be able to enter.” (Alduin)
At those words a “Ha-” escaped from Tiara.
“That is right1 Why is THAT GUY here then?!!!” (Tiara)
“That guy?” (Alduin)
Tilting his head to the side, Alduin inquired of Kazane. (mllhild: Don’t try being cute. This only works for lolis and airheaded paipai onee-sans)
“Blair Deckerman was here until sometime ago. Moreover, he was walking towards the room of the King.” (Kazane)
At those words, Alduin’s eyes widened.
“If this is so, whether or not he has anything to do with the princess’ kidnapping, this is enough reason to arrest him I think.” (Alduin)
When Alduin called out to the crystal ball on the desk, a voice responded with a “Yessir”.
“An enemy has invaded the castle. Shelkin’s butler Blair Deckerman. Urgent. Restrain him immediately and bring him in front of me.” (Alduin)
“Understood” was the reply, and the crystal ball suddenly fell silent.
“Fumu. In any case, I ought to question Shelkin. I’m sorry, but could you two please stay here until I return.” Having said this, Alduin walked out of the room.
“What is this about, Kazane?” Tiara faced Kazane, confused.
“It’s just as I said. Blair alone is the perpetrator, and at worst, the Second Prince may be controlled.” (Kazane)
Still, if the part about Tiara’s search is true, the likelihood of him being controlled is low, ne… and in addition…….
“Moreover, that guy didn’t have a smell.” (Kazane)
Currently, Kazane couldn’t find the man’s presence. She had noticed before that, to an extent, Blair’s existence itself was odd, but until now, she hadn’t become aware of the problem.
This effect corresponded to the perfect presence concealment from a high-ranking thief or spy class skill. Otherwise, it may not be a physical being.
“I guess it’s an Astral-type monster, ne…” (Kazane)
Later on, Blair Deckerman’s figure could not be found on the royal premises, even with increased efforts. He has indeed disappeared without a trace.
Name: Yuihama Kazane
Occupation: Magic Swordswoman
Title: Ogre Killer Princess
Equipment: Cane [[White Blaze]], Two Handed Sword [[Black Fang]], Leather Jacket, Metal Gauntlet, Plain Clothes, Leather Trouser, Berserk Ogre Greaves, Indestructible Cloak (and Futons), Pouch, Crimson Saint Casket, Legendary Spirit Summoning Ring, Infinite Key.
Level : 20
Vitality : 70
Magic Power : 114+300
Strength : 27
Agility : 22
Endurance : 16
Wisdom : 27
Dexterity : 19
Spell : [[Fly]] [[Torch]] [[Fire]] [[Heal]]
Skill : [[Goblin Language]] [[Night Vision]] [[Crushing Blow]] [[Dog’s Sense of Smell]] [[Golem Maker]] [[Rush]] [[Fire Principle: Second Chapter]] [[Healing Principle: Second chapter]] [[Air Jump]] [[Killing Leg]] [[Fear Voice]] [[Invisible]] [[Tiger Eye]]
Post Chapter Chat:
Kazane: “While Jiro-kun also has that part, scouts, however, belong to the thief occupation.” (mllhild: Jiro also has presence hiding skills, but his are from the thief class and not from being an Astral-type.)
Yumika: “A occupation of skillful people, right?”
Kazane: “Still, Jiro-kun is clumsy in life, ne~”