World Threat 1
While Mizzet was practicing in the garden with Gray-kun, or rather being educated by a senior Paladin, we were being served dinner at the Galhart family mansion.
As usual, Momiji was still begging me for onigiri, I haven’t gotten around to cooking, but since we’re going to be eating the cuisine of a nobleman, she was planning to eat only one rice ball of salmon from the convenience store today.
Why she is so obsessed with convenience store onigiri is still a mystery to me, but I’m sure it’s related to the blood of a Japanese youkai or something.
Well, this is her personality, so I’ll just accept it.
The main dish served was a sausage-like dish made from the meat of livestock or monsters raised in this territory.
The sausage was huge, so I guessed that it was the meat of a ferocious monster unique to this world.
I hadn’t seen this kind of dish when I was living in this mansion before, so it must have been prepared by the cook of the mansion in a hurry because the legendary ancestor, Mizzet, was coming to visit.
The mood was one of welcome.
However, the only person eating with us was the former Earl, Renein-san, and there was no sign of the current Earl or his wife.
I don’t know if he’s still in office or if he’s on his way to another territory, but I’m curious.
“So, Kenji and Miss Momiji, isn’t? When it comes to the attendants chosen by my ancestor, I think it’s a great adventurer, but … I’m ashamed to say that I never hear your name. If you don’t mind, could you introduce yourself?”
I thought that he was being as low-handed as ever, but then I thought to myself that I hadn’t really introduced myself yet.
It would be easy to tell him that I’m a Creator God player here, but I’m hesitant to tell the truth to someone I don’t know well enough to trust yet.
I can confirm that the church is still very powerful in this time period, and if the professions are so unevenly distributed, the priestly professions are probably just as monopolized and valuable as before.
If that’s the case, we should try to avoid talking about anything related to God that might provoke the church.
Even mentioning the name of Mizzet, the apostle of God, is just barely enough.
Well, I have a basis for the testimony of the Paladin and the Sage Argus 100 years ago, but there is no basis for me to be a god.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and I’ve created a story in my head, and I’m going to tell it.
“Me and Momiji here trained with Mizzet Galhart on the journey, and we’re kind of like her apprentices or traveling companions. I was traveling as a slightly skilled adventurer on a rural continent. I got acquainted with her on the neighboring continent, so I’m still unfamiliar and naive on this continent, so please take care of me.”
“Hmm, is that so …”
He nodded and let out a sigh as if he was satisfied with my words.
In all honesty, it is Mizzet who is the pupil, but to say that I am superior to her, who is the faithful of this land, would only antagonise her.
I decided that it would be better to lie, even if it was a bit forceful.
And it’s true that we trained together on the journey.
“And while I’m being naive, I’d like to ask you a few questions as well.”
“Yes, please. You are the guests of the house today, so if I can answer your questions, I will.”
There are roughly two things I want to ask.
The first is about the Holy Knight Festival.”
This is rather a judgment of the threat that is occurring in this world, and it is necessary to know what it means that this Paladin Festival is involved in the selection of the brave party, so I would like to ask a question, is there.
But this is not information that I need right away, so I don’t need to force myself to ask it here and now.
Therefore, it would be better if we could just make small talk here and learn as much as I can.
The second question was about the future of the Galhart family, which was also the purpose of my visit here.
In a way, it is the most important question.
I originally felt guilty for bringing Mizzet to this time a hundred years later, so confirming whether the Galhart family was living happily ever after was my top priority, and it was something I could only ask here.
However, this is a question that can only be answered if Mizzet is present, so I decided to ask him the first question.
“I have a few questions, but first, what is the Paladin Festival held in this country. No, I know roughly, but I was wondering why the conditions such as the selection of a brave party were added this time …
“Hmm, if you’re just coming to this country, that question is plausible. Okay, I’ll explain that to you.”
After a pause, he looked at me seriously and said, “I trust you to tell me the truth about this festival.”
If it was serious talk rather than small one, I thought it would have been better to talk about it when Mizzet was here, but since there is no problem with me overhearing this matter, I’ll tell her later.