Through negotiations with Royal Mercant Rand Ygrin, I showed a willingness to cooperate with this big country, Arbalest, but when the talk progressed to some extent, I decided to make my own demand.
The demand was a little strange: to never make our existence public.
The reason why we’re making this demand is so that the other side doesn’t know our movements.
As the saying goes, if you want to deceive your enemy, you have to start with your allies.
As long as the inside information is somehow leaked to the demon god (Shie information), there’s no telling where the information might leak from among the nobles and soldiers who are our allies.
This is why I asked him to keep a lid on my information, but there are some people we just have to talk to.
That is, of course, the king of this country.
It’s not surprising, but if Ygrin, a merchant with ties to the royal family, were to count as a force a group of people carrying the collars of obviously suspicious enemy leaders, he could not just let them infiltrate the army without notifying the king himself, the head of state. This is the reason.
Therefore, through Ygrin’s connections, it was inevitable that I would be taken to the royal capital that day, and after a week or so of living in a carriage, I would be sent to the royal castle.
Incidentally, I’m currently in a meeting with the king in what looks like a conference room in the royal castle, with some powerful-looking knights and female wizards in the background.
“Hmmm ……. It sure looks like this slave is wearing the same magical equipment they do. What do you think, Curly?”
The man who said this, a brown-haired man who looked to be in his mid-forties, was King Arbalest, the head of this great nation.
And perhaps this female wizard known as Curly is the ace of the army, having evolved as a species and awakened as a hero.
“Yes, there’s no doubt. It’s not every day that you find a magic tool with a magic pattern on it that I don’t know about. But that doesn’t mean it’s unlikely that they are interlopers from another country. This female knight and the young man have a magic power that even I can’t see the bottom of. However, in light of the fact that Ygrin introduced us together without warning….
“And is it ……?”
The king groaned at the hero Curly’s words and folded his arms, pondering for a moment.
No, it’s been quite a while since I created the world, but this is the second time I’ve met the king of this world in person like this.
The first time was in the empire that I visited with the Sage Argus, and I had a chance to meet him, but how can there be so many events where I meet so many important people?
I’m working to avoid the collapse of my creation, but my main focus is to enjoy this world that I created with the power of apps.
That’s why I really want to avoid being spotted by a powerful authority like a king and having my freedom of adventure constrained. …… Well, that’s already too late since I met Mizzet.
I was taken care of by the Earl of Galhart’s family at that time as well, and I guess this is one of the pleasures of the story mode after all.
While I was dwelling on these thoughts, the king finally opened his mouth, as if he had finally gathered his thoughts.
“Hmm. If that’s the case, then we’ll do as Ygrin suggested and take these guys on as new knights temporarily, right? Is there any problem with that, Knight Commander?”
“It would be a good idea. I will consider where to assign them later, afterall, it’s not only the king, but also the royal merchant Ygrin, and the court magician and hero of the Arbalest, Carly, approve, There is no room for me to put it in my mouth.”
The one who said that was the Knight Commander, a strong-looking knight.
The fact that he was fully armed with a full plate mail, even though he was indoors, made it difficult to see his appearance, but it seemed that the matter had been settled.
But this old man Ygrin, who is recognized not only by the king, but also by the knight commander and hero, was a very skilled man after all.
Right now he’s sitting quietly beside us, but maybe he’s not just a warrior who can fight in his own way, but a top-notch warrior.
In terms of combining the discernment of a merchant and the strength of a warrior, I feel that he is very capable, reminiscent of Argus, the strongest Sage I’ve ever met.
It’s not worth much to be evaluated by a mere uncle inside, but it’s still a big deal.
But just as they were about to wrap things up, a voice called out to them to wait.
“But I do have one concern.”
“Hmm. Tell me.”
“Yes…. I answered that there is no problem with my personality, but the ability is unknown. Certainly, there may be something outstanding enough to be recognized by Curly. But……”
“Oh, I see. ……”
The one who continued to say so was the knight commander, who had flippantly agreed with me earlier.
Well, it’s not like I don’t know what he trying to say.
The king has decided where we will be assigned, so there will be no change.
However, what is needed to be active in actual combat is not personality nor your magical power, but your combat power.
That’s why they are making a flow to let us show our ability in this way
In the first place, this is a natural consideration when unfamiliar person are assigned to your own unit, so I have no complaints at all.
In fact, I’m sorry to say that when Muzzet heard the lines, she twitched and began to give me a look like, “Are you going to do it?”
I would like to apologize that my companion was very rude to you.
Okay, before the Muzzet explodes, let’s go ahead and talk about it.
“I’m sorry to interrupt. Yes, if that’s the case, how about a small test, Sir Knight Commander? You and your elite troops will have a mock battle with us. This way, we can use it as a way to introduce ourselves to the members of the Order.”
I don’t think I’m going to use my power too prominently, but if it’s in the form of a promising newcomer who has come to take what looks like an entrance exam with the Knight Commander’s connections, it won’t pose much of a threat even if the information leaks out.
Rather, what I most need to hide from the sub-gods of other world is that I’m a Creation God player, and the power of my EX profession.
As long as I take care of that, I won’t have to worry about a little strong new knight leaking information.
What should not be made public is this kind of “strength” and our “history”.
“Is this a small test? But no matter how many of you Ygrin-dono’s approved people you are, you are no match for my elite troops in a head-on collision. ……”
“Oh, that sounds interesting. That’s good idea. If that’s the case, I’ll join you. I’ve been curious about their power as well.
The knight captain who was so confident in their ability confused that he clammed up, afterall, even the hero joined him to enter the fray for a little test.
I can’t use too much power, so I don’t think I’ll be able to take on the hero, but this is a good idea.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I’m going to ask her to go out in testing the skills of Mizzet who’s about to go berserk.
Mizzet, who is still one step short of being a hero, and the power of a hero who has evolved into a species.
I hope this will be the start of a breakthrough for Mizzet.