Suspicious Commission 2
Glancing at the group gathered before the request for subjugation the fire dragon, they were found to be like a squad of high-ranking adventurers consisting of one vaguard and two rearguards.
The vanguard was a strong dwarf with a shield and mace, one of the rearguards was an elven female with a bow and arrow, and the last one was a bearded man with a grimoire in one hand who seemed uninterested in the commission and acted as if he was only here to accompany his companions.
Incidentally, his race is the human, and his occupation is probably wizard.
The elven woman seems can also use magic to some extent, since she was equipped with a ring that look like a magic triggering medium, so she probably use it as support system.
For example, she can use wind magic to correct the trajectory of arrow, and so on.
“How about it, Momiji, did you find anything?”
“Hmmm, I don’t know what they’re talking about, since they’re talking about various topics.”
She couldn’t seem to guess what was going on, but if she heard the conversation perfectly, that’s fine.
Although the possibility of that team being connected to the demon was slim to none, but even so, it wasn’t surprising that they were planning of doing a little investigating on their client, Adora, before accepting the commission.
After all, a reward is a reward.
Even for a high-ranking adventurer who earns a lot of money, that amount of money is outrageous enough to make you a little cautious.
Moreover, if they were to receive such a strange commission, it was possible that they had already obtained information about the client and were gathering in front of the request for subjugating fire dragon.
“So, what do you think?”
“First of all, the woman with the long ears was looking for her compatriot, she has lost contact with her in this city, and unable to find her for a long time. After the woman left her hometown to look for her, she accidentally met the human male and another short muscular man who also came to find out the news about her compatriot. She said the client was suspicious or something.”
… I see.
It seems that they have already had a certain degree of goal before they acted.
Given the both were also looking for that person, the one who lost contact with her, probably she was turned into a demon by the ritual, or died as a ritual experiment.
The fact that they specifically suspected the client, Adora, was also good evidence.
This makes the possibility that this time it really had something to do with the demons very high.
Since I don’t know how much combat power the character Adora has, I want to make contact with him once.
However, if the enemy exists multiple Demon class combatants to be resolved, I’m afraid it would be difficult for me and the newly evolved Momiji alone to cope.
Through secret appraisal, I learned that the dwarven and elf adventurer possessed a rank worthy of being a high level adventurer, and the bearded man who had been burying himself in reading grimoire, leaving aside the two, also had a strength beyond the norm.
As the level of the alchemist rises, a reliable appraiser who has become unmoved by a little soft thing, as soon as it appraised that man, it said, “Since the strength of the man is so deep, the survival rate will be high if running away is an option.”
I want him to become my companion.
“I think I understand the situation. Thank you, Momiji. You did a great job.”
“Well, it’s no big deal. If you’d like to thank me, you can give me more onigiri for lunch.”
“Remind me later.”
After promising to provide an extra onigiri today, Momiji happily accept to remind me.
I remember that she likes tuna mayo and umeboshi, so let’s check the stock afterwards.
If not, I’ll have to go back to the convenience store to buy some more, but since I bought them in bulk first, I should have it in stock for a while
Next time when I go back to the convenience store, I must buy 3 times the amount of onigiri I bought last time.
Then, I approached them and said hello to them.
If I could, I would like to catch a man with a beard to be my companion, so I would like to start with information that will attract his attention and create an opportunity.
“Good evening, may I have a moment of your time? I’d like to talk about the fire dragon.”
“…….What? It’s a kid. Unfortunately, I’m busy, so I don’t have time for you. Go away.”
Well, it’s going to be like this, isn’t it.
This man is supposed to form a team of people who are looking for their disappeared comrade and hang out with them, but for some reason he is not interested in the request.
He’s been reading grimoire, leaving two of his friends alone all along.
I don’t know his intentions, but the purpose of searching for his missing companion should be the same.
If that’s the case, I can provide them with information that will give them a clue, and they’ll bite on it.
“What if I say I know a little bit about the ritual of demonization?”
“…… What? Kid, how do you know about that?…… No, wait. This kid’s magic, clearly out of the ordinary …….No way, no, but …… ”
As expected, the man reacts to the word demonization ritual and shows the dexterous talent of entering his own world while keeping me in sight.
He took the liberty of asking and answering his own questions over and over again, as if pondering the reasons for my statement, searching to find out if there was any connection to anything in this event.
I admit the man is clever, but for once, it’s a futile effort I suppose.
The knowledge I gained about the demons was basically using the position of being a creator god, less than all of it.
Even if he was smart, he wouldn’t be able to come up with a final answer because of the scale of the topic, right?
“Are you interested in listening to me?”
“…. tch. Got it, I give up. Now I can’t even imagine who you are. So who exactly are you, after all? Whatever it is, just give me the answer. How do you know we’re obsessed with this request, assuming this is a request from the demon race?”
As for who I am, can I say I’m a creator god?
Or maybe, should say I’m an otherworldly person?
Well, it doesn’t matter which one, it’s only going to make the man more confused anyway, so let’s leave it here.
What they really want to know right now is not information about who I’m, but rather information about the demon race that will surely lead to the search for their missing friend.
“About that matter, won’t we talk about it somewhere else? There’s bound to be a lot of trouble if it’s overheard here, and your two companions will want to hear it from me too, right?”
Although the man was a little more cautious, he did decide that it wasn’t the right place to say anything, so he waved to the two people who had been entrusted to take comission of subjugating fire dragon, and asked them to come back quickly.
“By the way, my name is Kenji and this is Momiji. I will probably be taken care of by you because of the suspicious comission of subjugating fire dragon, so nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you.”
“My name…… ah. Ah~ just call me Aaron. Nice to meet you.”
The bearded man, who obviously had given Aaron as false name, explained the situation to his comrades, and then we moved the location to their inn.
Well, all in all, the contact went well.