We take a sip of tea and continue to exchange information. What caught my attention was what Mazel said.
“Speaking of which, I found that black gem again.”
“The guy from Demon Runaway and Dreax…”
“Yeah, I found it when I searched after defeating the demon general.”
That’s the biggest mystery so far. It wasn’t in the game. I’ve been putting it off for a while now.
The last one’s in King’s Landing, but I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to get any updates on him. And I picked him up too. Not here, but in the village of Aare.
Feri interrupted me, and I gave him the short version. I have no idea what it was. But why there was a black mage there is a mystery to me. I’m curious because it seems to work differently than in the game.
“I submitted it to the Duke, so I don’t know what happened after that.”
“We’ve already submitted ours, too, but…”
Mazel glanced at him and Erich and Laura nodded.
“The High Priestess said she felt some kind of mysterious magic…”
“I thought so, too. I think it’s dangerous. I told my grandfather that.
Hmm. That’s what I’m told. I did get a bad vibe from him. I mean, I don’t know why you’re asking me about it. I think you’re expecting something weird from me.
“I haven’t had a chance to check it out, so I can’t say for sure. But okay, I’ll do my best to check it out.”
I meant to say that to Mazel, but Laura bowed down to me with a weirdly serious face before I could say anything. So your aura makes it look like… But if you’re worried about one of the greatest saints of all time… then there’s something going on.
But it’s too easy to think that it’s nothing because the demon class had it.
“Is there anything else?”
I don’t know what you’re talking about.
I don’t have an answer to Lugenz’s question. I can’t speak to the situation in King’s Landing because I haven’t been there myself. Yes, you’re right.
“We’re actually out of Skywalker flying shoes. If you could replenish them next time, I’d appreciate it if you’d share some with me.”
“Okay. I’ll keep that in mind.
Mazel said it right away. I’m sorry. You know, we might want to give that event after the Ruins of Emdea a whiff.
“The other thing I’m a little concerned about is that demons have even entered the Great Temple. They even disguised themselves as people.
Erich nods. It’s a huge blunder on the Church’s part to let an evil entity enter a place that’s so central to our beliefs. I’m sure we’ve got wards in place to keep it at a reasonable level.
But I know that even the wards of King’s Landing will eventually be broken, so I’m not going to put too much hope in them.
“There may be more of that in the future. We should be careful about rumors in the city.”
“I’m sure you’re right, but I don’t have time to relax.”
“I don’t think he’s going to get attacked on the street like that.”
I told Rugenz that, but something stuck in the back of my mind. I don’t know. Let’s just get on with it.
“I think you should be careful when you hear things like people have changed, but I don’t think you need to worry about it all the time.”
I don’t think so.
“Of course, you don’t want to be caught off guard, but…”
In the game we got that information before we went to the town where the demons were transforming into lords. It’s rumored that the lord of that town has suddenly changed.
I finally made it to the rumored town and stayed at the inn, and then the usual inn music came on and suddenly the battle screen appeared. I was surprised at that event, which was probably set up as an attack on me as I fell asleep.
I know it’s a bit of a stretch to say that I was still fully equipped with weapons and armor, given the processing power of the consoles at the time, but I was also being asked if I slept in my armor. But that’s all right.
I’m going to chew on my own statement that just stuck with me. That means there could be more than one of them. At least there can’t be just one or two in the whole tribe.
Do all the refugees know each other’s name and face? What if there’s a demon disguised as a human among the 500 refugees… or a demon among the merchants, travelers and adventurers who have entered the capital? Or if there’s a demon tribe among the merchants, travelers and adventurers who’ve come to the capital…
The game’s attack on King’s Landing event happened without Mazel players. We don’t know what happened. There was no refugee outbreak either, which means we don’t know how King’s Landing was attacked.
I think this might be a bad idea. We need to at least check it out. It’s a high priority. I know we still have some time before the deadline, but I’m not sure we can afford the time it’s gonna take to do this.
Yeah, yeah, it’s a little…
I’m aware that my response to this is not much of a response at all. But I can’t let Mazel and the others worry. Poker face.
I just remembered something. But I’ll take care of it.
But I’m going to need someone to help me. There’s a lot of research that needs to be done, but it’s out of my hands. I don’t have the authority. Hmm?
I don’t have the authority. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Why am I stuck there? It’s not a new thing for me to be doing something I’m not authorized to do. What do you mean it’s not a new thing that’s bothering you? Let’s just go through the things I’ve been putting off.
… That’s what I’m talking about. It didn’t just catch on. It’s been bugging me. I just clucked my tongue.
Yes, yes. What is it?
Laura’s startled by my sudden speech, but then she sees the look on my face. I don’t know what to say… a tongue lashing in front of royalty, or a lack of courtesy, but I don’t care if she gets mad at me later. I’ll have to report this or discuss it with her before too long.
I’m sorry, but I need to speak to His Highness, the Duke. As soon as possible.
It’s a good thing you’re aware. It’s better than being too late.