In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 274
chapter of the week.
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 274: The Mentor, and the Central Temple
Today is the
the last day of
the appointed two weeks since
meeting with representative Dient.
Honestly speaking, I
Dient’s surroundings and the envoys that
sent to the other capitals
almost all the time
thanks to Kougyoku’s dependants keeping an eye on both
. Thus I
mostly aware o
situation there is
like the northern representative
is the conservative time
, but he seem
due to the objective
that has been
by Central who reside
in the temple
. That person
meet us and decide their course of action afterward.
Rather than saying that they believe my story, they probably want to hear it directly
from me instead
be helpful if they don’t oppose it right from the start. Let’s talk first and then decide.
reported to the representatives of
about our visit to Palerius island and contact with the Islanders
. Though our allies
nothing to do with th
, so to speak, since the countries who
mainly aim to become the trader partners
Paluf, Elfrau and Hanock. Still, I
made the necessary preparations just in case because it would’ve been troubling if
the Islanders of
in some way
The contents of the trade for the negotiation this time isn’t even beneficial
in the first place.
It only amounts
number of trade routes by one. That’s why it
even if the
with other countries
「Still, the legacy of grandpa Palerius, huh? I am a bit… no, extremely interested」(Regina)
「I guess you could say that. He was quite
eccentric person, mind you. The artifact of future vision
which I’ve discovered you boy, is based on the theory of grandpa Palerius as well」(Regina)
He must’ve been quite a substantially eccentric grandpa for him to be regarded as such by this oddball professor.
「Touya-kun, may I ask you to take me along to that Palerius island as well? I may understand something if we have them show us this thing they call “legacy”」(Regina)
「Yep, it’s not a problem, but… You won’t do something unnecessary, will you? Absolutely? This situation is already delicate enough as it is」(Touya)
「I get it-I get it. I understand
how delicate this situation is
. Please have more faith in your lover」(Regina)
「Who are you calling lover?」(Touya)
having this discussion in
out to us from above the crane.
「Hey, you! Get away from here if you ain’t gonna help! I can’t concentrate!」(Monica)
「Oops, sorry about that. Shall I then check up on the driving systems?」(Regina)
s already done. The invocation formula for the song magic hasn’t been completely
ll leave what’s left to you 」(Monica)
, using a different crane from the one Monica is on, goes
the cockpit of a
ear stationed in
garage. The machine ha
a cherry blossom color
with a tinge of
ear for group battles made exclusively for Sakura.
The trumpet-looking horns
to a gramophone
extending from its back onto both shoulders.
ow that I
a good look at them
, they really look like cannons
not cannons, but equipment to amplify Sakura’s song magic. Though it look
ose horns can be used offensively by generating extremely high-pressure sound waves
in addition to
its normal function
. Those trumpets ha
in a manner wherein
can be retracted
to the back from the shoulders
of the frame gear. This is included to prevent those horns from being a hindrance whenever they aren’t being used.
I then go out of the garage which has Rossweisse in it and enter the opposite one which contains a standing
emerald-looking machine inside it.
isible in its cockpit
is Rosetta, with the m
ini-robots restlessly running around
of the emerald machine and
Luu’s personal transformable
ear for unconventional warfare.
s a machine
capable of using
different kinds of equipment, depending on the circumstances
. It can use
equipment, long-distance battle armaments, heavy
weapons, or high maneuverability gear.
s naturally a bit lacking in comparison to
specialized machines of everyone. Therefore, it
n’t have the strength of specialists. Still, it
has the strength of a superbly efficient jack-of-all-trades that’s capable of responding to any type of situation it may find itself in.
Assuming the negations will go smoothly, it may be fine to test out those two frames
them exterminate behemoths
for once, that will be after the talks we’ll be having with the other side tomorrow.
e transfer to the same place
we’ve gone to
two weeks ago,
re dozens of armored knights lined up with Dient in the lead waiting
just like last time
I took along a hundred
last time as well.
「Good day to you, representative Dient. Now then, have you managed to
talk to the other representatives
the answer to that
thanks to the reports of Kougyoku, but I
still talk to him
while feigning ignorance.
「First of all, everyone wants to meet with you, Central-sama included. Moreover, we’ve also
already decided on our reply to you. Although it’ll be troublesome, m
ay I humbly
you to come to the central temple
of our island
「Central temple, huh? I understand. Let’s go there
transfer magic then」(Touya)
I immediately move everyone in this place close to a hill on which the central temple
s located. I
already completed collecting memories about the central templ
four capitals of this island from the Kougyoku’s dependents, thus
to use [Gate].
「I-it’s the central temple! In an instant…!」
nights of the southern capital
noisy. They should’ve known from the other day that I
use transfer magic, but they probably never considered that they would experience it firsthand. Dient
a bit disturbed
a messenger to the temple. The other
representatives of the other capitals might’ve
, so we end up going to the center without a cinch. This development
predicted by the people in the center of the temple, or so it appear
about half of the knights from
southern capital back home with [Gate].
After all, t
he other side might panic due to th
from where they were
side the f
to the temple.
I am going there with
rofessor, along with Yae and Kohaku as guards (only for
the sake of appearances
The little professor girl in white baggy robe
You could’ve asked someone like Zanack for clothes
The erected structure in front of us, albeit being called a temple, ha
the form of a round-shaped six-story tower.
That’s it, it feels like
leaning tower of Pisa
standing straight. Still,
than that tower.
Being guided by Dient, w
e ascend the main stone stairway and enter the temple. This place ha
atmosphere of an old-fashioned stone-made castle. It really fe
like an ancient castle.
Coming in between the guarding knights, we ascend
the second floor via a spiral staircase. As we open a
door in the corridor there,
a considerably spacious room spreads before our sight
This must be a conference room.
re two men and two women at the roundtable placed in the middle of the room, and there
re also several knights
that looked like guards
waiting in the surrounding
The three people
wearing an armor similar to Dient’s
of a young man, a senile
man, and a short young woman with red hair.
Judging by their appearance, those three are most likely the representatives of the other capitals.
a woman clad in white robes and holding a cane made
rough and bony tree. She ha
a pair of blue eyes and
a waist-length chestnut colored hair that’s a bit wavy
guess she’s in her late 20s
older than the red
haired woman next to her, and
she’s also showing
a tender-looking smile.
Yae and I enter the room followed by
rofessor riding on
veryone present was startled, but they managed to regain their composure when they
understood that she
s my summoned beast.
Well, I guess it’s natural to be startled when a tiger suddenly appears.
The woman in the white robe
up and extend
her arm to me.
「Greetings, Your Majesty The Sovereign King. My name is Central Palerius, the descendant of Alerias Palerius. I am the mentor of this island」(Central)
「I’m glad to meet you, Mentor Central. I am Mochizuki Touya」(Touya)
We did a handshake as we lightly introduced each other.
is most probably
the representative of this island.
Next, the three people behind her introduce themselves.
The aged man with gray hair
s the representative of
Eastern Capital, Morgan East.
The brown-haired youth with
s the representative of
Northern Capital, Sagitta North.
the red-haired woman
s the representative of
Western Capital, Milly West.
They are the four representatives if I include Dient South, huh? Hey, they have “East”, “West”, “South” and “North” splendidly attached to their names.
might be a title of sorts
from 5000 years ago
has become their family names.
a free seat at the round table, I once again explain to everyone what I
told to Dient
first and foremost
The things I talk about as I project the map in the air
world affairs, the influence the barrier
on the considerably high
of behemoths being born, and about the way to cancel that
「I’ve also said to Representative Dient that it’s not a problem if you choose to dismiss this proposal. We
ed associating with the Islanders to
be a good thing, but
we wouldn’t be forceful in any way
Of course, w
e will withdraw and stop any sort of interfer
with this island
should you, the representatives, choose to dismiss our proposal
「Is it fine to ask two or three questions?」(Milly)
haired woman, Representative Milly of
Western Capital, slightly raise
her hand. I
s welcome to do so.
「Should we sever
, may we interpret it
won’t be any
interference from other countries?」(Milly)
「The barrier around this island is powerful. If I
m to speak honestly, other countries won’t be able to arrive here by any possible means if not for the power of our Brunhild Dukedom.
for you, the Islanders,
to be alarmed」(Touya)
「Assuming that we tear down the barrier,
is it possible
that the other countries
invade our land?」(Milly)
「I suppose that it would be difficult to invade this island unless they’d attack with a
fleet though… Even
f we assume that they
to this island
for argument’s sake, they should
be able to destroy the
barriers of the capitals. I
for a country to engage in a protracted invasion
since this island has a lot of behemoths.
can’t say that with absolute certainty」(Touya)
It would take a traitor, who would’ve sneaked inside and guided the invaders from within, for the capitals to fall.
At that time, t
he number of behemoths would’ve dwindled
the barrier being destroyed.
ust a possibility though.
Truth be told, this island didn’t have that much of a value. The farmlands
re few due to behemoths, and their production output
s overwhelmingly low even if they
reached the stage of being industrious. They should’ve had something akin to a mine, assuming that they had reached that stage, but to start an invasion in order to
gain that mine is
still something that I f
The raw materials of behemoths
fascinating, but acquiring them would’ve ended up with a lot of sacrifices.
s no country who ha
a surplus of national power or that grand of a fleet to
able to invade this place. Though it would’ve been dangerous if Yuuron still exist
to this day.
And then there
Demon Kingdom Zenoasu, huh?
Or rather, they will likely go toward Yuuron first if they begin to invade others.
I seek diplomatic relations with this island which doesn’t have any
I would like to believe that I didn’t make a mistake, but the other countries wouldn’t even have persisted to that extent. It’s just as I’ve told them earlier — it’s fine to associate
if they want to — that’s just
extent of my thoughts about
. That’s because different culture
possibly lead to a considerable cultural development.
sn’t a bad proposition to the
who couldn’t live anywhere but in limited areas
「I’ve heard that His Majesty The Sovereign King will exterminate the behemoths on this island for us if we remove the barrier. Is it really the truth?」(Morgan)
Representative Morgan of
Eastern Capital thr
a question at me as well. I start to talk while gazing at
visible from the
window with opened stutters
That window isn’t made of glass
are being u
sed against the
ehemoths are the most suitable practice partners, or rather
subjects to test the new models with. Naturally, we will humbly take their raw materials, but some part of them will be handed over to you. That’s because we are asking you to allow us to act selfishly on your land」(Touya)
n his chair. The one who raised her hand this time was the Mentor Central.
「Your Majesty has talked about erasing the barr
r of this island, but what method
, may I ask? The barrier applied on this island by Alerias-sama is
covering the island in its entirety
. There exists an artifact in the basement of this temple
which is its pivot
point, but it has a multitude of barriers applied on it,
that no one can either touch or destroy it」(Central)
So this is as I’ve expected, huh?
that the situation will be something like this
, so I t
out an artifact
a syringe we
from my pocket
「This magic tool
has magic inside it
the effects of artifacts. In other words, it’s capable of tearing off magic
enchantments completely. The barrier should lose all of its power and won’t return to its former state ever again if this tool is used. Though this one is
only a disposable,
small [Initialization] artifact
now laying on the table
I gently h
it out to Mentor Central.
to you. Whether it’s
going to be
used or not will depend on you」(Touya)
been telling them to erase the barrier which they believe
protecting them from outside threats. I
understood that they
decide right away
. It might be difficult
for them to process all of the information I’ve told them and conclude right away
s fixedly looking at
「It’s only a “what if” scenario, but would it be possible to ask Your Majesty to transfer only those people who desire to
to the outside world if we leave the barrier
? Will there be a country who can accept those who
I see. This question came
She means that they will divide those who want to remain and those who want to leave.
「It’s not like I can
what you’re saying
, and there should be a country who
‘s willing to
accept them. However, I really
recommend this approach. They
won’t be able to live in the same manner as
they did here
they would have to start everything from scratch」(Touya)
The danger of being attacked by behemoth
would’ve likely disappeared, but I
it would be considerably tough for them to get by without any means
, be it connections or goals to speak of. It
all the more
harder if they
ever way you decide to act upon
won’t matter since
I’ve already passed
you this [Initialization]
who will decide the fate of this island
your side. Destroy the barrier, or don’t. It’s my belief that we would like to respect the decision that you
‘ve chosen as much as possible
. Please think
「… Thank you very much. I think we will try to discuss this matter once again」(Central)
Having taken over
in her hands, Mentor Central bow
Let’s entrust the other side on what to do from now on for the time being.
We will cooperate if they
remove the barrier, and we won’t interfere in any way if they say that they’re okay as they are. I don’t care even if they
decide to remove
it after several dozens of years. Well, I may not be able to help them out
the cuffs of my clothes.
Oops, that’s right. There
「There is one more question we would like to ask. May we?」(Touya)
「What may it be? Assuming we can answer it, please ask away」(Central)
「The legacy which is said to be left behind by the Sage of Time Alerias Palerius… the one called the [Door], I think?
possible for you to show
「The [Door]? It’s not a problem. We will
as thanks for
— it’s not like we are particularly hiding
that legacy anyway
Mentor Central smile
Northern Representative, Sagitta, open
his mouth, having heard this
conversation of ours
「Central-sama. I doubt that it’s fine to bring outsiders to
the[Gate] which should be called a legacy of Alerias-sama. If, by off chance, it gets destroyed… 」(Sagitta)
「We didn’t even underst
why it was made
those 5000 years
. More than that, w
hat will they gain by destroying
I believe that His Majesty may understand something about
the[Door] if we show it to him」(Central)
keeps quiet due what
use magic capable of analy
ing the structures
of the objects in question. That magic is called[Analysis]. It
s likely that I
to comprehend it even after analy
ing it, but
rofessor should be capable of understanding something.
「Please, follow us this way.
The[Door] is placed on the top floor of the central temple」(Central)
guided by Mentor Central and
now ascending the spiral staircase toward the top floor.
It was assumed that
the[Door] would lead them to a new world. It may have some connection to how the world barrier may be restored. Or…
ED: Blackswordsman, Empress
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