Wishside, the terminal town nof Asualev Kingdom.
The time of day when the sky is filled with stars.
Joshua Gievent rubbed his sleepy eyes and turned his attention to the road that stretched from Wishside to Jorgen.
As an underling, his job is to keep an eye out for anyone entering or leaving the city, which is under occupation.
And that’s late at night and early in the morning.
But be does not know that the assignment is an attempt by his colleagues.
“Hello, soldier. How’s your work coming along?”
A shadow approaches unexpectedly.
The moment Joshua turns toward the direction of the voice, a strong shock runs through the back of his head.
His brain shakes, his vision spins wide, his limbs stop listening to him, and he falls to the ground.
In his fading consciousness, he saw a dark-haired man with a fearless smile, a blonde woman with an apologetic look in her eyes as she shook her head, and a small boar snorting and snorting wildly.
“‘That soldier. Is he all right?”
“I don’t know. I guess it depends on how hard this fucking boar hits him.”
“I feel like he’s saying he’s not holding back.”
“He said he felt like it….. But then he’s sorry for his loss.”
In the dark, Nina and I whisper words to each other as we run through the empty town.
As expected, we were able to break in easily.
If this is the case, it’s unlikely that we’ll bump into a soldier on our way to the mayor’s mansion where Fourlock is.
I hurried back to Wish Side by myself after deciding to help Fourlock.
It’s the only day I can use my Quiet Listening skill. Because there’s no skill more suitable for gathering information.
When I got to Wishside, I read the minds of the soldiers guarding it from a short distance away.
And I got the following information.
The decision to begin the invasion of Jorgen must be made tomorrow at noon.
In preparation for a decisive battle, a drinking party is held to raise the morale of the soldiers.
For this reason, a single person shall be on guard from midnight to dawn.
And the fact that Joshua, who is hated by the other soldiers, has been assigned to watch over them, etc.
I take this back to Nina and Scarlett and suggest that if we’re going to break in, we do it tonight.
They both agreed to it.
“But what to do about the soldiers on guard, Ragnus?”
“Can’t Scarlett handle it?”
“Unfortunately, I can only speak through this bat of mine, and I cannot use my powers.
“You’re a useless loli-baba.”
“This is not the time for a fight!”
Nina intervene between me and Scarlett.
Well, you’re certainly right, Nina.
With my and Nina’s bare strength, I’m not sure if we can stun the soldiers on guard.
But if we want to unleash Nina’s magic, you will wake up the soldiers who are still sleeping.
It’s a shame to use the Peerless here.
Worst case scenario, we get a hammer thing from somewhere?
Just as I was thinking this, the fucking boar on Nina’s lap jumped up and snorted piggily.
Then, the fucking boar started wearing some kind of white aura and suddenly rushed into the wall.
Both the great sound and the dimple in the wall.
“That’s amazing, Uri! I didn’t know you could do this.”
The fucking boar snorted proudly.
Hey, you’re getting a little red in the nose.
“It’s not so much that he could to do it. He has grown under the influence of Nina’s magic afterall. But this growth is so fast. As expected of a divine beast.”
Scarlet pattered to a stop on Nina’s shoulder and said in a satisfied voice.
Even though it is an earthen wall, it is possible to make a dent in it by hitting it at such a short distance.
“Well, I’ll leave it to this fucking boar when we bump into enemy.”
But I didn’t expect he can knock out soldiers with a single blow.
In the meantime, I’ll give the fucking boar a hearty pat on the back.
“Perhaps Fourlock is here.”
We ran as noiselessly as possible and arrived at a large mansion.
It’s the mayor’s mansion. I also got information from a soldier that Forulock is using this place as a base.
I thought maybe there would be guards here, but fortunately there are none.
“Nina, get me Magic Search and Unlock.”
We quietly approach the front door of the mansion.
Nina put her hand over the door and began her ‘magic search’.
Magic Search is a spell that searches a target for some kind of magic trick.
The mansions where important people live are often double-locked with a physical key and a magical key.
If you unknowingly open a physical key with the ‘Unlock’ magic, the magic key will detect it and trigger some kind of security magic.
For example, a buzzer sounds, a golem appears for protection, and so on.
In order to prevent this, there is a need to find out if the magic key has been locked in the “Magic Search”.
This can be a bit of a hassle if you have a magic key on it. ……
“Apparently, there’s no particular magic lock on it.”
Nina said, looking a little relieved.
“Thank you, but what a stupidity. Either they’ve got it in their heads that no one’s going to break in, or they’re just plain stupid.”
“In this case, I think it’s possible that we’re being lured in.”
“It’s not impossible, but it’s not likely in this case. In any case, the other party was so impatient with our absence that they decided to invade Jorgen. I’m sure they don’t even expect us to come directly to them. More importantly, please unlock.”
Nina held her hand over the door again, this time using the ‘Unlock’ spell on the door.
Then there is a clattering sound from the door.
I look around a bit, but there is no indication that any security magic has been activated. It really means that there was no magic lock on it.
I called out to Nina and slowly opened the door.