Story of Mizzet’s Trial 1
While Saito Kenji was busy acquiring the company, the Paladin Mizzet Galhart, who had run abroad to catch up with him, headed to a small town near the border.
The goal, of course, is to find the boy named Kenji Galhart, who abandoned her five years ago due to her own unworthiness, in order to once again stand alongside him in battle.
However, even in this neighboring town, which is bustling with beastmen, he is nowhere to be seen.
“Nothing, not here either!!”
The desire to see him again and the words she has to say brought her anxiety.
But in her case, it’s not like she hadn’t come here without a plan.
After all, it had been confirmed that the Adventurer’s Guild card had been used at the border, so he must have come to this country.
And when she asked the pedestrians of this town if anything special had happened, the results of the investigation had confirmed that there had been an extermination against the Demon race a month ago.
When she heard about the demons, what came to her mind was the last day of separation because of her own stupidity and arrogance.
The day when she ran away and left behind her precious one.
The day of farewell.
Even though Saito eventually defeated the demons safely, the events of that day were a turning point for her.
So there was certainty.
She was convinced that he had something to do with this incident.
Then, after making full use of the authority of the neighboring country’s super elite occupational “Paladin”, further investigation was conducted, and new facts were discovered.
The ones who have solved the problem are Kenji and the Celestial Beastman, Sage Argus and the daughter of a living legend, Bella, and finally the wandering smith, Dadan.
Well, I think I know where to go next.
Using the conditions obtained from the investigation as clues, she thought quickly.
There are two destinations that come to mind.
The most likely candidate is he took interest of Magic Countermeasure Department of Sage Argus, who is famous throughout the continent, and to participate in the research of the demon race and establish a partnership with him.
The second is to follow the blacksmith Dadan and get a hand on a good weapon.
Up to this point all are alternate, probable destinations.
Finally the most unfounded and unlikely is to follow the Daughter of Living Legend and continue to travel aimlessly.
While thoughtfully considering the various circumstances against Saito’s motivations and personality, she predicts where to travel in order of probability.
Although she often acted intuitively, she was definitely not an idiot or a muscle head.
If she wanted to, she could put an order to things and make a calculation, like this one.
That may not always be the right answer, but most of the time you have to go around and arrive at the right answer.
That was a kind of genius, a person called Mizzet the Paladin.
”I knew it, no matter how many times I think about it. My next destination is country of Magic Countermeasure Department, a den of heroes who specialize in research against demons…… There are several places, but the home base of the Sage Argus should have been a town by the sea, right?”
Having decided on her next destination, she took off.
For a little over a week after that, she rode her horse on the run, taking care of bandits and hunting demons that appeared along the way.
Then, shortly into the second week after deciding on a course of action, while taking a break from traveling and eating lunch at a camping trip, a voice appeared out of nowhere and spoke to her.
“You must be the girl who was educated by Father that time…. I originally came here accompany the World Tree, but it’s a strange encounter.”
Of course, Mizzet had raised her guard to look for the owner of the voice, but even with the breath perception that she had developed by being active as a Paladin for the past 5 years, she couldn’t find the location of the other party at all.
Feeling that this matter was too absurd, she searched for the other party’s information based on this situation and condition.
First of all, even though she didn’t know who the father was that the other party were talking about, if they talk about the person who educated her, then it would be Kenji Galhart.
Because instead of receiving education related to the other servants and the family, it’s more likely that Mizzet acted on her own to flexibly use her surroundings.
But she couldn’t understand it.
She couldn’t understand why the other party knew about that.
It’s confusing, but she thought that they already have information about her. Thinking about it for a second, Mizzet said to the unknown party.
“Ah, I don’t know who you are, but if you understand the situation, you can speak quickly. Can you tell me where that guy is now? I’m trying to catch up with him.”
It’s called a language trap.
Mizzet believes that this response can work whether it’s changing the subject or actually getting an answer.
If the other party doesn’t actually know anything about him, they will either slur their words or change the subject and get away with it.
On the other hand, if the other party is really in contact with Kenji Galhart and have some information about him, then it should be possible to incite the other party to give an answer.
This is exactly what the current situation shows.
If one asks why, the reason is that the fact that they were talking to her in a concealed manner, as if they know her well, is an indication of their superiority over her, and if you think about it, and when you consider this psychological situation, you may get only one of two answers.
If the other person was just bluffing, there’s no need to take it personally, just think of it as being accosted by an unknown wack.
You don’t have time to keep up with the wackos.
But if there are any clues, that’s a different story.
At that time, it would be necessary to find out who they really are.
That’s why she’s asking this question, to see if there’s a clue.
Mizzet who was thinking like this put up a stance that she could respond if something happens and waited for the other party’s reaction.