The day after we defeated Gungel’s general.
We returned to the Albalest, where we were invited to meet with some of the kingdom’s leading figures.
This is because we will need a reward for settling this war, and the King of Albalest will have to explain to us the arrangements for the reward.
However, since we were able to end the war with the help of the Hero Leon, it’s not as if it’s all about our military prowess.
Maybe the outcome would have been the same even if he hadn’t joined in, but that’s that, this is this.
However, we have not disclosed the truth to the country because he does not want to add to the troublesome ties in this world and he does not want his existence to become public knowledge.
The fact that he has joined the team will be a big card against future sub-gods from other worlds, such as the Demon God and the God of Destruction, this is more important than anything else.
Now that I want to have a good relationship with him, I listened to that desire to keep his existence silent.
To be honest, the Hero of another world has a remarkable ability, and even Mizzet, which is said to be incomparable power, is a force to be reckoned with if it’s one on one.
I’m not sure which one is stronger than the heroes of my world, but if he wants to come along as allies, I can’t say no.
In addition, as a side note, there were other minions of the Demon God who had joined Gungel, but as soon as they realized that it was the hero of their world who were joining us, their faces turned pale and they immediately surrendered without offering any resistance.
They seemed to have realized in an instant the difference in strength between them.
How big a name is the hero of that world over there, ……?
Well, it’s good to save time and effort.
This way, the minions of the Demon God who were not on the battlefield would not be able to do anything careless.
“…… Hmm. So, you don’t need a title in this country, huh? I’m sorry to say this, but your performance was not even close to being a single combatant, it was more like a match made in heaven. If you don’t want to antagonize the nobles of my country, Albalest, then I, the king, will silence them myself.”
And while I was thinking about my encounter with the hero, the king said something like that.
Of course, this meeting was to arrange our reward in advance, and to show the king’s dignity at the reward ceremony in the audience hall, but still, I can’t become a nobleman.
Of course, there’s a reason why I, as the creator god, can’t be loyal to one country, but it’s more because it’s impossible to be a nobleman when we can skip back in time and travel into the future.
This is why I’ve declined many times, but since I can’t tell the truth, my excuses have become vague, and he doesn’t seem convinced to let me go.
“King Albalest, we have our reasons. I don’t mean to tell you this, but we can’t stay in this era indefinitely. I don’t know if you really believe it or not, but I am a real legendary knight who is now a fairy tale in this era. I’m the Paladin Mizzet Galhart. It would be useless to do so.”
Mizzet blew off my concern about not being able to tell the truth and blurted it out, but it didn’t seem to have much effect.
On the contrary, perhaps my comment was perceived as disrespectful to the king by the heavyweights, and some of the nobles here said, “Who do you think you are, addressing the king?” and “A fairy tale is just a fairy tale, it can’t be real!
Well, no wonder.
But the king didn’t seem to care much, and seemed to be thinking about something.
No, it’s not just the king, but also the knight commander, hero, and Ygrin, who have experienced Mizzet’s power firsthand.
“Yes, or ……. It’s true that we can’t keep Mizzet Galhart, Paladin who is considered the guardian of humanity and the apostle of God, in one country.”
“O King! Do you believe in such nonsense?”
One of the nobles was astonished by this trend and made a fuss, but the King of the Albalest sighed and admonished the nobleman.
“No, it’s not. It’s not a matter of believing or not believing. Think about it, you fool. Whether she is the real Paladin Mizzet Galhart or not, she has already shown the appropriate power according to the legend. Her holy sword fell like rain on the battlefield and struck down the enemy general.”
A beat, and then, the king continued.
“And most importantly, they have brought this war, which we have struggled to overcome, to a close with a single blow. How can you keep figures with this much power? Or assassinate them? Would you risk your own country against an entity that says they will not stay in one country and will cross time again? …… You should cool down a bit.”
The king may be skeptical about the existence of legends, but I’m sure he understands the true meaning of what I said about not staying in one country.
Yes, not staying in this country is nothing but saying that it won’t be a force to be reckoned by other countries.
If that was the case, he probably decided that he should not add any extra stimulus against my will.
A very good king indeed.
Perhaps my sudden rise to prominence as a stranger from nowhere also supports my reason for not staying in one country.
If you are tied to some country for power from the beginning, it’s strange that you are unknown until now.
“But I do have one question.”
“What is it?”
“Why did the legendary Paladin, Mistress Mizzet, lend her support to our country only in this battle and appear at this time? That is the only question I can’t help but ask myself.”
Mizzet glanced at me in response to the king’s question, but as expected, she couldn’t create chaos in this world by blabbing about invaders from other worlds.
I have an appointment with the Hero , and I shake my head and give him instructions to deceive him.
“…… I guess. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s because the sub-god of the Demon Continent will soon be on the move. This war has been affected by that, at least. I can’t give you the details, but I’m sure this explains why Gungel, a small country, was able to resist this country. Nevertheless, both Gungel and Albalest are victims of the demon god. Any further fighting is futile, so don’t hold a grudge any longer than necessary.”
I said this while withholding information from the other world and placing all the blame on Jean, the demon god of this world.
I felt a little sorry for him, but Mizzet’s face was really radiant, as if she was relieved of her exasperation after being mocked by Jean in the Dungeon of World Tree.