“Who are you! To think teleportation magic is being used inside the palace!”
A strike comes towards Seria together with an angry voice filled with a thirst
“This is an emergency! Tell that to His Majesty!”
Disregarding the guard, Seria keeps seeking an audience with the emperor.
Realizing the person who performs the sudden teleportation is a junior imperial
magician, the left and right guards who are guarding the door toward the
emperor hastily pull back their halberd.
“Aren’t you Seria-sama? However, why are you using teleportation… may I
know the reason?”
The guards looked at her sharply while asking her, which was only
After all, if one were to use teleportation magic, even the emperor’s bedroom
can be infiltrated. That’s why, this law cannot be broken so lightly. In the
worst case, the death penalty might be handed toward the one who broke the
Thus, it was natural for the guards wanting to hear the circumstance. However,
Seria ignored the guard question.
(I have no time to waste answering such question right now.)
“Silence! I told you this is an emergency. Even one second is important!
Let me pass, or I will use a brute force and broke the door!”
“P-Please wait a moment Seria-sama. I will immediately tell His
Being overwhelmed by Seria’s aggressive attitude, one of the guards rushed to the
It took around 10 seconds before the door in front of Seria opened calmly.
“What happen here! Seria Wookland! Aren’t you being too
The angry voice of the prime minister Dornest was being directed toward Seria
who immediately knelt before the Emperor.
(Cih, to think the prime minister also here…)
Seria clicked her tongue inside her mind.
The development turned unpleasant toward Seria who came inside in a
Prime Minister Dornest is a very loyal retainer of the Emperor; however, he’s
Especially when it comes to laws and regulation, the man rules with an iron
However, this time Seria has something that justifies her being hasty.
All the while the Emperor is sitting down on the throne.
“That’s enough, Dornest. Seria said it was urgent thus she seeks an
audience. What happen and is there any problem?”
“However, your majesty…”
Dornest tried to protest toward the emperor, thinking that the conduct will be
a bad example.
The Emperor’s sharp eyes shut down Dornest immediately.
Even a prime minister cannot go against emperor’s words.
Looking at that, it was easy to tell that the emperor is not just an
After all, he’s the one who lead the Empire to conquer the central part of the
Ortomea Empire’s first emperor Lionel Eisenheit, initially he was born as the
third prince of the former Ortomea Kingdom situated in the mountainous region
in the central part of the western continent.
At that time, the old Ortomea Kingdom was being exhausted by the corruption of
the aristocrats and civil wars between the royal family which lead the county
to the edge of ruin.
Feeling sad about the condition of his country, Leonel wanted to rebuild the
He survived the war of inheritance with his brothers as his opponents, and
successfully purged the corrupt aristocratic families.
In that process, Leonel himself had swung his sword on the battlefield several
And after conquering the neighbouring kingdoms 40 years ago, the Ortomea
Kingdom renamed itself as Ortomea Empire.
Since then, he has fought for hegemony of the central part of the western
Even after turning 58 years old, The Emperor who knows of the bloody
battlefield can easily overwhelm your ordinary commander.
“Pardon me. Your majesty.”
Dornest lowered his head to the emperor.
“It’s alright. Rather than that, Seria. Is there a problem?”
“Ha! Your majesty. I’m very sorry for being rude but, I would like to ask
for permission to deploy the army.”
Because it was too sudden, the emperor and the prime minister were at a loss
“What are you trying to say! Do you intend to intervene with the military
with your title as an junior Imperial Court magician! Gaies-dono, what on earth
has he taught you!” <TLN: Should I stay with her title as
“Junior Imperial Court Magic-user/Magician” or should I change it to
“Imperial Court associate magic user/Magician?”… the raw can also
be read as Deputy Imperial court Magic-user/Magician… damn so
This time, it was no surprise for the Prime Minister to revealed his
Because Seria does not have any authority to make such an request.
However, the word opposite from what Dornest had said came out from the mouth
of the Emperor.
“Y- Your majesty! What are you saying?”
“I said it’s fine. Dornest.”
Contrary to Dornest anger, the Emperor said those words in a calm tone.
“However Seria. I wish to hear the reason. Why you, an imperial court magician
wants to deploy soldiers? Dornest aside, Gaies should know about this thing,
Having the reputation of the best disciple, Seria desperately pushed down her
sad and irritated feelings within her.
“Grandfather is… No. Gaies Wookland has been
killed.” <TLN: I decide to use Grandfather from now on, rather
than the JPN term…>
Seria’s words made a tremendous impact to the Emperor and the Prime
After all, Gaies is Ortomea best magician, alongside Dornest, they handled
Ortomea internal affairs, diplomacy, and military affairs.
“I- It can’t be. Gaies-dono is…”
“That’s not possible. That’s impossible you know! Seria!”
They can’t help uttering such words.
“No your majesty. Prime Minister-sama. It is the truth… An otherworlder
has killed Gaies Wookland.”
“W-What did you say?”
“That’s impossible, Seria-dono… what are you talking about?”
Words of disbelief comes out from the mouths of the Emperor and the Prime
Seria suppressed her feelings of sadness and frustration and then began
explaining the situation, though it would take too much time if one’s were to give
a detailed explanation right now.
“It is a fact… Your majesty. I’ve confirmed it with my own
Silence strike the Emperor.
It’s the Emperor who broke the silence after ten seconds has passed, with a
very low voice.
The Emperor is desperately suppressing his fury, while his hands grips the
“I do not know what exactly had happened. There’s no evidence nor a
witness. However, looking at the situation, I can understand who’s the
“Who is it?”
“Today, Gaies-sama was planning to do a summoning ceremony. Considering
the murder scene is at the place of the summoning ritual took place, and all
the escort soldiers also have been killed, the criminals is a person from
“I-It can’t be. I cannot believe it…”
Such words came out from Dornest mouth, who had been keeping his mouth shut up
“I’m also able to understand that the person is currently pretending to be
a soldier of the imperial guard. For now, Imperial Guard leader Rolph-sama , Orlando
the third seated court magician and I, will begin pursuit as soon as we receive
your Majesty’s permission.”
The Emperor who heard Seria’s words immediately make his decision.
“I’ll permit it! Since issuing the decree will take time, use my sword as
a proof from me!”
Like that, the Emperor removed the sword from his waist then threw the sword
toward Seria <TLN: So crude, Emperor!>
“Seria, Gaies was my trusted retainer; he has been my companion for more
than 40 years. He was also one of the pillar of this nation.”
“And now, that Gaies have been killed. This is treason toward the Ortomea
Empire! Be sure you find and detain the criminal by all means! If that’s
impossible, then you may kill the criminal!”
Seria lower her head expressing her respect and gratitude, then she immediately
disappears using teleportation.
After this the Emperor sighed deeply, he spoke toward the curtain behind the
“Shardina. Did you hear the conversation just now?”
“Yes. Your majesty.”
From the shadow of the curtain, a blonde haired woman in the early of 20s
She’s tall with a good proportioned body; furthermore, her blue eyes make her
She’s resembles the Emperor quite a bit.
“Just now I’ve checked the information from the shadows. It seems like it’s
the truth Gaies-dono is indeed dead. Also, seemingly right after a fire broke
out at the medical room. From there, a single soldier has gone missing. And
Seria seems to think that this disappearing soldier is the otherworld
“I see… Shardina yo. What do you think?”
“I assume the guess about who’s the criminal is correct. An assassination
by another country seems to be impossible at least. It’s just…”
The Emperor turned his eyes toward Shardina.
“It’s just? what?”
“With all due respect, I cannot help but say that the possibility of the
criminal being caught is very small.”
Dornest raised a surprise voice. “What! Shardina-sama thinks that it
would be impossible for Seria-dono!?”
“Dronest-dono. This is not due to Seria-dono capability. Probably it would
end up the same with anyone.”
“What did you say!?”
“How do one search for an otherworlder, a person that no one knows the
The Emperor raised his voice. “What do you mean?”
He did not consider that Seria did not grasp the face of the criminal at
“What do you mean by that?”
“All the soldiers that were present at the time of Gaies-dono doing the
summoning ceremony are dead. She seems to not have checked the soldier face
that pretended to be an injured person and brought him to the medical room
almost immediately. The soldiers and the doctor who was present at the medical
office was also killed, as a result, no one knows the face of the
“Such thingー… then, how will Seria find the criminal?”
“It’s a gamble your majesty. If the otherworlder were to wear the soldiers
armour, then that’s good. And even if the criminal changed near the castle, the
castle guard will question the criminal in disguise at the time the criminal
try to pass the castle gate hurriedly. Even if it’s impossible to catch,
there’s a possibility that some kind of information can be
“I see. If it’s like that, then it will be possible?”
The Emperor is unable to hide his irritation.
“Good! Shardina, If you understand that much, then you and the shadows
should go and search!”
“Y-Your Majesty? Is it alright? Letting Imperial princess Shardina leave like
Tension was mixed into Dornest voice.
After all, Shardina is the last fortress protecting the Emperor, and as such
she never separated from him, not even once in the past.
“You’re noisy! Ortomea Empires first imperial princess, the leader of
Succubus chivalric order the Succubus Knights! Collaborate with Seria’s search for
the criminal!” <TLN: The name of the knight order is soo weird…
I guess it is full women intelligence service, gathering information(spy work),
“Understood. Your majesty. I will do my utmost with all my
Shardina dropped her head and went away from the emperor.
At this time, is the moment where Ortomea Empire regarding Ryouma as an
Finally, only the Emperor and the Prime Minister were left in the throne room .
“Dornest, it has turned into something serious huh?”
“Indeed your majesty. You must do something to the neighbouring countries
before this problem leaks out.”
“Umu… Why now when I’m finally able to gain total control of the central
part, and thought it was possible to conquer the eastern territory.”
“Yes. It is regrettable.”
The Emperor shook his head. “There’s nothing we can do. Dornest, I
need to immediately appoint a new chief of the imperial court magicians. Call
“Certainly. Is it going to be Seria-dono?”
Anxiety was mixed within Dornest voice.
“I do not mind even if the other party is a young one.”
After Dornest had left, the Emperor sank deeply into the throne.
“Damn that stupid Gaies. Even though I’m finally able to gain total
Water droplets fall on the crimson carpet.
The Emperor was finally able to express his feeling regarding the loss of a
friend, that had survived years of war together with him.