“Oh… well, it’s not a big deal.”
“Well, listen to me,” he paused for a moment and continued.
“During the first month of spring, nobles from other kingdoms come to attend the academy. Taking knights, mercenaries, and adventurers as bodyguards. Merchants would also follow them from behind. It’s hard for bandits to get their hands on too many people, and it’s even more so if you have a group of nobles by your side.”
Come to think of it, Seliana also goes out to parties with some people from some kingdom every day.
“And so. Those escort mercenaries and adventurers will be out of service when they arrive at the royal capital. So this time, they’ll try to earn money in the royal capital dungeon… that happens every year.”
He muttered while looking up at the ceiling.
What is it?
I can tell he’s somewhat fed up with it, but…
“Our kingdom and the Alliance have many dungeons in their kingdom, but it’s not the same for others. So during this season, those from the West would bring the third or fourth sons of aristocrats, from both merchants and nobles, to gain experience here. On our side, we also receive them as long as they have a letter of introduction.”
So it’s like that in this kingdom too.
It’s possible for an instructor to bring them even if they haven’t reached the required age.
He’s sounding a little inarticulate though?
“Did you see what the kids looked like earlier?”
Could he be talking about the children he was arguing with at the reception?
“Un. I think they were well armed though…?”
In my case, I am equipped with items, but I’m still wearing a maid outfit, you know?
I don’t know if their equipment is good or bad, but I think they’re at least better than me.
“Did something happen?”
“There are royal families from several kingdoms enrolled in the academy, but it’s not something that needed to be publicized. However, not only the nobles but also the clever merchants. They would send their children of the same age, trying to gain a connection.
If they can get divine coins and even use a hit with luck, it’s not a dream to get blessings and bestowed items. If that happens, they’ll be valued all at once.”
“Noble kids are fine. They’ll listen to us anyway. But commoner kids… just because they trained, they have a strange confidence, so they won’t listen to us.”
“Ah… I heard that even in Zerkis.”
“Isn’t it? Even so, in a normal year, hitting them two or three times is enough to make them calm down, and then let them start carrying luggage on the shallow floors. The ratio is one out of ten people getting divine one in a year. It’s not a big deal, but this year… actually there’s basically no armor for kids. Most of them are made by nobles as a hobby.”
Certainly, there are no ready-made clothes, and the children’s clothes I saw on the street were hand-me-downs that had been reworked.
If you think about it that way, there may not be many things in this world that are exclusively for children.
“Going back to what we were talking about at the reception, the size of their armor was just right, weren’t they? That was a custom order. I can clearly feel how desperate they are to be valued…”
“So they won’t listen to what you say…”
“That’s what I said. It’s fine if they die outside on their own, but I can’t let them die inside the dungeon… at this rate, it looks like there’s still gonna be more…”
Guilds are state-run, so to speak, they’re civil servants.
Well well, it’s going to be hard for them huh…
Anyway, I don’t mind listening to your complaints just a little!
“…my bad, I took a lot of your time.”
“Well, you treated me for lunch, so I’ll forgive you…”
I came before noon and it was already evening.
The sunset catches my eye…
He came all the way to see me off, but it was a long story.
“If everything goes smoothly, it should take less than two months for all of the requested items to be gathered. I’ve written the specifics on that, so you can submit that. Don’t drop it, okay?”
I have the receipt for the request, but I have it in my hand.
…maybe I should buy a bag.
When I raised the altitude of the [Floating Orb] as to return home, he stopped me a little and continued.
“Not only adventurers, but people from the city also knows about you, but those from other kingdoms should know as well. I don’t think you’ll get in trouble, but if you did, I hope you can run away without dealing with them. Your young lady should be able to deal with it as long as you tell her.”
He’s talking about subtle things in such subtle timing…
“Oh, sorry for that!”
This guy… so he’s aimed for this?
Sera – [Hideout] [Prayer] [Floating Orb] [Shadow Sword] [Scarlet Bee’s Needle] [8 Divine Coins]
Seliana – [Area Recognition] [ ] [13 Divine Coins]
Elena – [ ] [Green Fang] [0 Divine Coin]
Alex – [ ] [Red Shield] [1 Divine Coin]
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