𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟒𝟔: 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞, 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟-𝐄𝐥𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐢 𝟐
“Then, the next question. What is a Demon Lord?”
At this question, Leif looked blank again.
His expression was as if to say, what is this guy talking about?
“Um. . .Why do you keep asking such common knowledge?”
He finally said it out loud.
Don’t talk back, slave!
Just answer quickly!
“Don’t answer a question with a question. Answer quickly.”
“Eh, yes. . .”
“If you don’t hurry, I’ll crush your ◯◯◯.”
Perhaps the threat worked, because Leif, although puzzled, started talking normally.
It seems that there is no need to command him with a slave mark or to crush his ◯◯◯.
“Well, the Demon Lord is said to be the king of monsters that appears once every few hundred years.
He suddenly appears one day, leading a horde of monsters to attack people.
The current Demon Lord appeared about 10 years ago and is probably still fighting people in various countries.”
The king of monsters.
Hence the Demon Lord.
Well, this was expected.
I had thought it was something monster-related when I learned that the Goblin Lord was an executive.
“What more. . .what should I say about the Demon Lord?”
“Don’t you know his purpose?”
“Purpose. . .the purpose of the Demon Lord. . .?”
Leif fell into thought.
. . .As expected, asking an ordinary person to answer detailed information about the Demon Lord was too much.
I thought that it might not be commonly known, but it seems that was not the case.
However, just as I was about to give up and move on to the next question, Leif suddenly looked up and exclaimed, “Ah!”
Did he remember something?!
“Come to think of it, there was a fairy tale my mother taught me about elves that was similar to this.”
“Tell me in detail.”
“Um, um, if I remember correctly. . .the Demon Lord is fighting to revive the ‘Demon God,’ a god for monsters, I think.
It’s been a long time since I heard it, so I’m not very confident. . .”
Leif said this without confidence.
A Demon God?
Another new term has been added.
I want to sleep, but now I have more questions.
“What’s this Demon God?”
“I don’t know. It doesn’t appear in other fairy tales, so I can only say it might be a made-up story. . .”
Hmmm. . .
It’s unsatisfying to leave a mystery as a mystery.
But, what you don’t know, you don’t know.
You can’t wave a non-existent sleeve, nor can you use non-existent wisdom.
For now, it’s good enough to know that the Demon Lord is the king of monsters and is currently at war with humans.
This is very important information.
After all, if the Demon Lord and the humans are busy with the war, there’s a high chance they won’t bother with me.
If I’m lucky, neither the Demon Lord’s army nor the scouting party may come.
Of course, I’ll be prepared, but if enemies don’t come, it’s better.
“Then, the next question. What is a hero?”
“Again with common knowledge. . .”
“Got a problem?”
“No! So please don’t crush it!”
When I made the Automata gesture of squeezing my hand, Leif covered the area between his thighs with both hands, shivering, but resumed his talk.
I guess it really hurts to have your ◯◯◯ crushed, huh?
It must hurt.
The stalker I first killed was in a lot of pain, too.
“The Hero is said to be a savior sent by the Goddess to defeat the Demon Lord.”
Come to think of it, I think the chief of Maya Village mentioned the Goddess.
And, the Hero is the envoy of the Goddess.
I have one thing in mind.
It’s a line of explanation for the Hero’s title.
𝐀 𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲.
🔹𝔄𝔴𝔢𝔟𝔰𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰.𝔠𝔬𝔪 ― ℑ𝔫𝔡𝔲𝔩𝔤𝔢 𝔦𝔫 𝔞 𝔠𝔬𝔩𝔩e𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 𝔬𝔣 𝔱𝔯𝔞𝔫𝔰𝔩𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔡 𝔫𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔩𝔰 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 “𝔡𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔶 𝔲𝔭𝔡𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔰” 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔢𝔵𝔠𝔩𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔳𝔢 𝔞𝔠𝔠𝔢𝔰𝔰 𝔱𝔬 𝔞𝔡𝔳𝔞𝔫𝔠𝔢𝔡 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔭t𝔢𝔯𝔰🔹
If the God in this explanation is the same entity as the Goddess, it makes sense.
Well, it doesn’t matter much to me, who also holds the title of [Mis-Transfer].
But since it says “those,” I think there are other Heroes besides me.
I’d at least like to know that information.
Mainly for when we become enemies.
“How many heroes are there now?”
“No, there should be none now. At least, there were none until two years ago when I became a slave.”
What does that mean?
If it’s the mission of the hero to fight the Demon Lord, it would be strange if the hero did not appear when the Demon Lord did.
Is the summoning ceremony or something like that difficult? That’s what it seems like?
In fact, the summoning that should have called me also ended in failure.
By the way, how exactly do you summon a hero?
Since I was mis-transferred, I should have been summoned to a designated place.
I’ll ask Leif.
It’s free to ask a slave.
“How does a hero appear?”
“I don’t know, but it’s said that the Goddess Religion who have received the oracle of the Goddess are doing something.”
Another word I don’t know has increased.
“What is the Goddess Religion?”
“They are the followers of the Goddess. They receive the oracle of the Goddess and are said to be working for the world.
They are said to be the ones trying the hardest in the fight against the Demon Lord.”
So, they’re a group that can face off against the Demon Lord, like the Goblin Lord.
I wouldn’t want them as my enemies.
Surely, there must be a lot of true equipment users.
Just imagining it is unpleasant.
I hope they’ll be defeated along with the Demon Lord.
Having said that.
I think I’ve asked the minimum of what I wanted to know.
I still want to ask about money, but it’s not something I need to know as soon as possible, so I can leave it for another time.
“The questioning is over. Well, I’m going to sleep.”
“Huh?! But it’s still daytime!”
“I don’t care. Also, don’t talk to others about our conversation. This is an order.”
“Well then, good night. Wake me up if something happens.
And by the way, I’ll crush your ◯◯◯ if you do anything funny.”
“I won’t do anything!”
Then, it’s fine.
Finally, I set the alarm to ring if anything happens to the dungeon or the Automata, and I crawl into bed.
I turn off the lights in the bedroom, turn off the monitor, and cover myself with a blanket.
Once again, good night.