I finished listening to Shie early in the morning, and just before I left on my journey with my friends, I sent an oracle to the Dragon God.
I told my friends roughly what the oracle said, but here’s how I summarized it.
First, this world is currently being invaded by otherworldlers.
Second, it is recommended to intercept the invaders, but it is preferable to capture them alive if possible.
Third, since the interests of all parties, including the demon god, are the same, we should tolerate a little bit of intrigue and deal with the situation.
These are the three points.
I could have given various other instructions, but I was afraid that if I gave out oracles carelessly to the Dragon God, who is far more capable than I am, it would come out in a rash manner, so I finished this matter with the minimum of information.
I’m not going to lie, I have the impression that the other side already has a lot of information about this, but it’s better than not saying anything at all.
When I was looking at the state of the dragon god on the world map of the app, he had a grin look in his eyes, so I think he already understood the situation before he receive the oracle from me.
I mean, why Dragon God understands the situation before I got the information directly from Shie
As usual, the sub-gods in our world have specs that make no sense.
It’s not just the dragon god, but also the demon god, Jean, that seem to have gotten the information. I
According to the app’s description, Jean’s combat power is lower, but I expect Jean to be stronger in the information field.
From the above results, it seems that we can avoid the world becoming a mess for the time being, but we can’t rest assured yet.
In any case, the opponents are otherworldlers whose existence is same rank as Jean and Dragon God.
No matter how overwhelmingly strengthened I am by my EX occupation, if I slack off, I’m likely to lose my footing in an instant.
As I was fiddling with my smartphone and flicking through the screen, I saw Shie, who had just finished her breakfast, looking at my smartphone with a curious look in her eyes.
The other side of the world may have magic tools, but they probably didn’t have this kind of scientific civilization.
“I don’t feel any magic from that …… tool.”
“Yeah, it’s kind of a special device. This thing is very important to me.”
“Let me see.”
“Sorry, you can’t.”
Yes, it is very important to me
I mean, this is also my lifeline, so I can’t lend it to others casually.
For some reason, its durability jumped after installing the app, and it didn’t have a single broken LCD screen during my death struggle in the other world, but that’s it.
But she, whether stubborn or not, refused to back down and the glaring continued.
I don’t like it when she stares at me like that.
Her tail is also buzzing around a lot, so I’m sure she’s very curious.
Still, I’m not going to lend you.
Then, perhaps curious about the gaze of Shie, the onigiri apostle, who was defeated in every sense of the word yesterday, started to react.
“Tsk, tsk, it’s sweet. Sweet, too sweet. The thing that Onigiri-man is holding is an onigiri box. I tried to take it out, but it wouldn’t budge if anyone other than onigiri-man touched it. I understand how you feel, but why don’t you calm down a little?”
And Momiji, despite the fact that Shie still doesn’t understand a word she’s saying, keeps to ramble on.
No, it’s true that I always keep onigiri in the dimensional storage of my smartphone, but this is not an onigiri box.
You’re the one who should calm down and think.
I mean, so you were secretly fiddling with my phone for an onigiri!
Sometimes I felt a suspicious look in her eyes as if she was looking for an opening, but what an obsession with onigiri, you NEET youkai!
If only she could use her passion for something productive, even if it’s just a little bit, she would have the capacity to make it big.
However, it is typical of Momiji to give up immediately after trying with it for a while.
She must have weighed the risk of me finding out by continuing to fiddle with it, she was afraid that I would limit her steady stock of onigiri given her huge appetite.
You’re smart in a weird way.
It’s too late now, though.
I’ll give her a little scolding.
Like this, gripping at her prized tail.
“Don’t play with other people’s stuff without permission. If you want an onigiri, just say so!”
“No, no…!! Please stop!”
“This is discipline.”
Apparently the tail is ticklish, and it seems to be working quite well.
I’m not going to stop, though, because it’s a nice touch.
“You guys get along great. …… ”
“No, Mizzet. This is a discipline.”
I said this twice because it’s important, but that’s what it is.
Mizzet, who had been watching me with a dumbfounded look in her eyes, shifted her focus to the next objective of the trip with a half-lidded look of dismay.
“So, if the oracle is based on what you heard from that little brat named Shie, what’s next? It’s good if we gather information about the invaders while Dragon God stalling for time, afterall there are probably many reasons why they are doing this. If the invaders are aiming to invade, it’s because there are attractive resources in this world. I don’t know what it is, but it’s too risky for them to challenge us just for fun.”
“Well. That’s right.”
As you can see, Mizzet’s former profession was as a state knight, and she seems to be very knowledgeable in matters of warfare and strategy.
I’m sure she had been interrogating criminals and dealing with spies from other countries in the past, and I’m sure she’s very good at this.
It seems she is a bit more experienced in this kind of thing than I am.
“But I see. A resource that this world has and the other world lacks. …….”
Indeed, without such a reason, there would be no point in invading.
That’s exactly what Mizzet said.
“What’s the matter, Shie?”
“No, nothing. I just remembered something important.
I’m not sure if there was something wrong with the statement I made as I thought about it, but Shie wrinkled her brow and gave me a look that said, “Oh no,” and broke out in a cold sweat.
What does this mean?
If there was something you forgot to mention, please tell me, but for some reason, no matter how many times I asked after that, Shie kept quiet and started saying something incomprehensible like, “I didn’t make any mistakes,” or, “It may be necessary to ask for another decision.”
I wondered what was going on.
For now, it is important to determine the purpose as Midget said.
“That’s right, ……. Let’s gather information first. The other party is also living in an unfamiliar place, so there must be some conspicuous behavior somewhere. If we refer to Mizzet’s story, there is a strong possibility that they came here because of the lack of resources. If that’s the case, it’s not enough to just stay in hiding. We are going to take advantage of that gap.”
Yes, just hiding in the dark is not a solution.
Investigation is important, but I’m assuming that they’ve already taken some action.
“If I were them, I would go to an unstable country. They’re not stupid. It should be easier for them to hide themselves if they get into trouble in an unstable country than in a stable one.”
“That makes sense. Let’s go with that idea.”
The strategy meeting ended in this way, and as I looked at my smartphone app and the logs, I decided to go to the big country where the situation was most unstable.