In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 286
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 286: The Additional Participating Nations, and the Opening Announcement
the festival are steadily progressing.
The initial plan was to hold a festival for two days, but it has now been stretched onto four days. Their reason
due to the people’s request of
not just one tournament, but other
Certainly, the finals for
martial arts tournaments take place at the same time
n the same day
something sacrilegious in some sense.
Because of that, the schedule
Baseball tournament (first match)
Baseball tournament (including finals)
Shogi tournament (Preliminaries)
Shogi tournament (Finals)
Martial Arts Tournament (Preliminaries)
Martial arts tournament (including finals)
Something like that.
Even so, it would still be difficult for the participants of each tournament to visit
other venues if they win their matches.
In addition to that, other countries
have applied for participation in this festival
Our initial plan was to basically invite just the members of
East-West Alliance, but the Kingdom of Paluf isn’t our ally yet.
the case, how can we ignore other countries? It was then decided to send written invitations to the kings of countries whom we
contacted with before
ust in case.
The said countries
Hanock, Ferzen, Lail, Zenoasu, and Elfrau.
As for Ishen, I sent a tentative invitation to Ieyasu Tokugawa-san since I really
met their king (that is, the emperor).
in all but name.
Honestly speaking, I just sent those letters with
that “It may turn into trouble if I don’t invite them.” They probably won’t come either way, but… I definitely didn’t expect that all of them would accept the invitation.
「They might very well be thinking that they may hurt Your Majesty’s mood if they refuse
in which you will then
invade them with frame gears」(Nicola)
That is the input of
one of the
of our household,
You know I won’t do something like that, right?!
Moreover, those countries will even be sending their knights and martial artists to the martial arts tournament. All of them are referred by their respective kings, though it seems like the King of Ferzen himself plans to participate in the tournament.
Which reminds me, that person is a
collector of weapons… He’s a muscle-brain. And that’s despite Ferzen being called
he Kingdom of Magic.
I wonder if
it’s acceptable for him to have that kind of image
has turned into something outrageous… VIP
from all over the world are gathering en masse, aren’t they?
I am not
worried about security and
, but we
be able to
respond to individual quarrels between people
as much as before
For example, let’s assume that the Beast King of Misumido and the King of Ferzen
to each other during
military arts tournament. It’s possible to assume that the defeated side will hold resentment towards the winners, regardless of
the resentment coming
from the person in question or their
it’s pretty much impossible for them to fight
if it’s those two people.
social standing during
, so the
ir honor won’t be hurt even if
they lose the
match. Conversely speaking, they
any prestige even if they win the championship, it’s an arrangement with no downsides.
be amusing to have the champion
, I probably shouldn’t dampen their joy.
without any trouble…
「The Demon King is coming…?」(Touya)
「Yaa, his entire face is unpleasant」(Sakura)
Sakura makes a sullen face, which is usual for her.
C’mon, The Demon King would weep if he knew…
It seems their relations
as father and daughter
a one-way street as well.
「I have to
my mother to
「No-no-no, I would probably feel pitiful for him if you do. You should meet with him」(Touya)
Sakura sips on her tea while pouting. Well, I myself believe that His Majesty The Demon King is tiresome, but I must make sure that I don’t pick a fight with him. He’s
typical case of a doting father (with limitations to his daughter only) after all.
「On my side, I
m fine with my elder brother coming, but my esteemed grandfather will be a cause of annoyance…」(Hilda)
o the old grandpa is coming as well? He’s a former adventurer
with a gold rank
, same as me.
on’t that pervert
geezer be docile enough if I just show him a collection of gravure photos? He may actually be
the one who’s
easier to deal with of the two
n some sense.
「My elder brother will come as an escort to Ieyasu-sama. I
m looking forward to
his visit because
it has been a long time
since I last saw him
The one sitting on the opposite side and smiling is Yae. Her brother Juutarou-san won’t just be guarding Ieyasu-san, he
also be coming
in order to participate in the martial arts tournament. In addition to him, there will also apparently be several participants from Ishen.
unexpectedly becoming something grand
「Isn’t it fine if we can enjoy it? Aah, Auntie Rana and Emma-nee-san will be coming as well」(Elzie)
「And what about your uncle?」(Touya)
Due to what
, I recall their uncle who’s overly nervous of nobles.
「Our uncle won’t be coming. His soul might leave his body and not return the moment we summon him into some
like a castle」(Linzie)
I can fully agree with Linzie’s statement. She’s not wrong
don’t go well, he may all of sudden encounter the Monarch of Reefreez, his own king.
Speaking of which, things will get really hectic on the very day of the opening. Especially for me. How many “Gates” will have to open that day?
‘s probably going to be alright
opening a “Gate”
take more than
a minute for one country as long as I get everyone to
in advance (for the transfer).
East-West Alliance are:
■Holy Kingdom Ramisshu
■Knight Kingdom Restia
They amount to nine countries, including our own Brunhild.
The following countries aren’t member
of the alliance, but we have acquaintances among
representatives of each
whom we associate with
■Land of Gods Ishen
■Demon Kingdom Zenoasu
■Magic Kingdom Ferzen
Seven countries. And, the countries with whom we have no association with are:
At present, this world consists of those 19 countries.
recently discovered Palerius island, and
tribes from Great Forest Sea, but those aren’t technically countries
even if they look like one
there are still people living in the now collapsed Yuuron and Sandora,
those regions don’t function as countries anymore.
almost all countries that inhabit this world will be gathering in this country. …… When I try to think about it again, this may indeed
a great deal
, though i
too late to even consider that.
I won’t say anything as long as everyone can enjoy themselves.
With that in mind, should I just yell this one time in my mind?
The day of the festival has finally
m transferring to
that will be participating
since morning and inviting our esteemed guests.
Those on the side of nobility and royalty are then released into the audience hall and their own rooms respectively inside the castle
ome of them
are now pleasantly chatting
while others pass the time trying to get to know their new acquaintances.
They’ve already finished
, so they appear at the glance like nothing but regular citizens. However, what seemingly makes them stand out,
wearing plain clothes,
probably their inherent good upbringing. Something about the way they behave makes each one of them look good.
「Your Majesty The Dukedom King, will
this badge work
ing of Paluf
me while affixing
star-shaped badge, that has already been passed to him, on
chest. Right now
he isn’t dressed the way royalty does
. Instead, he is
in plain cloth
makes him look like a regular kid
with regards to his
「Please pour just a little bit of your magic power into the star. Once you do, the magic stone inside will change its color from “Red” to “Yellow”. See? Your Majesty’s appearance will then change to a different person once that happens」(Touya)
「But Your Majesty The Dukedom King, it doesn’t look to me that Ernest has changed in any way…」(Lucienna)
Standing beside the boy king, his
rincess Lucienna inclines her head while looking at her younger brother with a “yellow” star badge on his chest. There
s a similar star-shaped badge shining on her chest as well
, but h
ers is still “Red”.
「Regardless of whether they’re activated or not, people with similar badges are exempted from their effects. It would’ve been impossible to
who is who otherwise. You will understand what I mean
if you try
badge and look at His Majesty again」(Touya)
Following what I’ve said, Princess becomes surprised at the sight of her younger brother after she has placed
badge on the table. He probably looks like a boy whom she has never seen before.
By the way, I
m also wearing a badge, so everyone appears the same as usual to me.
「This star is also imbued with protecti
capabilities. Once you pour more magic
inside, the stone will change its color to “Blue”.
If ever you are in danger when the badge is i
n that state, it will automatically transfer its wearer to his
room if the amount of damage
is more than a certain amount regardless of the weapon or method used
. Please keep the star in
and under no circumstance
remove it during the festival」(Touya)
f course, the same badges
have been given
to the guard
s bought by each head of state
. Though if they end up keeping the badge in
lue” state, they will inadvertently be transported the moment they receive damage. That’s why they keep it in
“Yellow” state in case there are multiple
Those entering the martial arts tournament like the Beast King of Misumido are asked to keep theirs in
“Blue” state outside of matches. There are no matches today so it doesn’t really matter though. Actually, there is no need for people who don’t have that much of a social standing like Lyon-san or Juutarou-san to conceal themselves, but I still
them their badges since it would be inconvenient
not to be able to discern
some people from others
「In addition to that, please take this one along with you」(Touya)
I then call upon a white puppy from a summoning circle. I’m not giving them smartphones, so I’ve decided to attach a summoned beast as a follower to
the heads of states
which aren’t members of
「If anything happens, touch this guy and talk to him. That way
you will be able to contact me. He
so he will also act as your guard」(Touya)
「Thank you very much! Waa, it’s so cuute」(Ernest)
ing of Paluf squats and
the puppy’s head, to which th
narrows its eyes
and wags its tail
in apparent delight. Although I’ve said that it’s a dog, it’s actually a wolf. It’s a child of a Sunora Wolf which lives in snowfields.
The one watching this cub with interest from across the room since a while ago is none other th
Rachel, the daughter of Duke Rembrandt. It seems like she wants to
play with the
puppy like the King of Paluf does, but
it looks like she doesn’t want
to come because of me.
he has completely grown to treat me as some
t deal with, hasn’t she?
I then express my thanks and leave the
group of people from
which the girl immediately reacts
. She goes to
here the boy king is and starts brushing the puppy.
Seems I was right, huh?
Well then, it
I’ve finished explaining everything to the kings here. There are some who have returned to their rooms, but everyone looks like they are quite enjoying the
. After all, they
opportunity to talk
influential people of
countries whom they rarely associate with.
Having entrusted this place to Yunima and Luu, I transfer to “Silver Moon” in the castle town where
other guests are gathering.
As I enter the large dining hall of the inn, I notice the figures of Elzie and Linzie among those who’re already eating their breakfast.
Sitting next to the two are their
Rana and her children.
There are seven people in total i
ncluding the eldest Emma-san
who is older than me. The whole family — with the exception of the eldest son
who has already become independent — are having breakfast together.
「Oh, Touya. Is everything
in the castle
「For the time being, I guess. How about here?」(Touya)
「Well, somewhat. People here don’t travel incognito after all」(Elzie)
I exchange a few words with Ezie and then greet both
Rana-san and Emma-san.
them, there are also people from Leaflet in this dining hall, like Balar-san from
weapon shop and Simon-san from
second-hand shop. I
We’ve instructed the invitees that we will handle their hotel charges and meal costs. The same goes for “Silver Moon”, they are providing guests with particularly nice rooms.
「Speaking of which, I don’t see Doran-san anywhere. Did something happen? 」(Touya)
「You see, Doran-san has ended up helping Mika-san in the kitchen. The inn is fully booked due to the festival, so they
to be understaffed」(Linzie)
So explains Linzie.
ooks like the troubles happen even in a place
probably means that the second inn may be busy as well.
the sake of clarity
, the “Silver Moon” here in Brunhild is a branch store, and there
s nothing wrong with Doran-san helping out since he’s technically the owner of
「Remind me, at what hour does the festival start?」(Elzie)
It starts a
, which is
about an hour or so
. Once we broadcast a light greeting, we will do a few sham-battles at the northern grand training field. I guess we’re going to make it showy right from the start」(Touya)
「At the grand training field, you mean you are going to use
The northern grand training field is different from the one inside the castle that is used by our knights, this spacious training field is separated from the castle down a bit and
used exclusively for
ears. Only authorized people are allowed access there because that place is dangerous, not because it has secrets in it.
s a powerful barrier installed on the grounds, which is capable of
outside. If I
m to be asked why it’s installed, we won’t be able to ensure the safety
of people in there
otherwise since we also conduct experiments with magic and bullets that tend to fly
In the first place,
ears are big by themselves, which makes them visible from outside of the training field, so we can’t do anything secretive there.
It appears a crowd tends to gather outside of the training field during training hours. Turns out
watching those battles is
amusement for the townspeople. That’s why it has been decided that we would conduct a proper event this time.
「Afterwards, we will do the first round of matches of the first baseball tournament. Each of the two stadiums will be holding two games, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We are doing four matches just for today. Those games will decide the teams that will advance into
「Have the opponents already been decided?」(Linzie)
「Not yet. We will do it with an impartial lottery」(Touya)
There are only eight teams in total, so it won’t even take much of a time
. In fact, t
he selection in itself
one of the events
for this festival
Our Brunhild team is led by Logan-san from the knight order as the captain, but its strength is frankly questionable. It’s neither tremendously strong nor it’s weak
I can say that our team has plenty of chances
to win depending on their opponent
ll be fine if they can just keep at it and enjoy the games.
After this, I give several discount coupons to Aunt Rana and her children as presents. Those coupons are limited to street stalls in Brunhild and give a half-price reduction. Then
I transfer to the school located in the castle town.
「Uoo! What the hell ?!」(Touya)
I falter a bit at the sight of a crowd of cats assembled in rows on the campus. Three-colored, spotted, black, white, tiger-striped.
ats of various lineages are all looking at Nyantaro, who
s standing on a box of tangerines and
raising his sword to the sky.
「My friends! Today is our big day to shine~nya! It’s no exaggeration to say that the peace of this town is hanging on us on this very day~nya! Each of you, get psyched and patrol the streets ~nya! 」(Nyantaro)
「Should you find a suspicious person, observe them thoroughly~nya!
, immediately rush to the guard stations and lead them to the place~nya!」(Nyantaro)
「A cat for the sake of person! A person for the sake of cat! Oh my elite troops, a glory awaits you at the end of your duty ~nya! A katsuobushi for each, specifically speaking ~nya! Go then now ~nya! 」(Nyantaro)
『Nya-a-a ! ! !』
Simultaneously, the cats run of
toward the town.
His leadership is amazing as always… It’s almost too good to be wasted on cats. Looks like the power of katsuobushi is
「Ooh, if it isn’t His Majesty. Are you here on inspection ~nya?」(Nyantaro)
「Well, something like that. Though it looks like there
s no need for me to worry」(Touya)
「Naturally! Both the safety of
princess’s mother during the festival will be kept by this Nyantaro… damn it! This D’artagnan ~nya!」(Nyantaro)
Looks like he
on his own already. Oh well, both names are fine, but… that’s right, I have to warn him.
Demon King of Zenoasu will be visiting Fiana-san…」(Touya)
「I’ve already heard about it from the princess ~nya. She doesn’t mind if I kill him should he behave insolently in front of her mother-sama ~nya…」(Nyantaro)
It will certainly turn into an international problem!
t forgiven him!
if he isn’t the
demon king, the damage he
receive because of how his own daughter treat
be huge. I feel pity for him.
For the time being, I have Nyantaro just put an end on killing and ask him to keep himself to
role of a bodyguard.
Once this is done, I receive an email from Professor Babylon on my smartphone, so I decide to return to the castle. Looks like the preparations are in order.
Upon my return, a full force of the summoned beasts — Kohaku, Kougyoku, Sango, Kokuyou, and Ruli — greet me.
『Lord, our dependents will
be assigned to
「Okay. Let me know if something happens」(Touya)
Animals like dogs and mices from Kohaku, small birds from
, tiny snakes for the likes from Sango and Kokuyou will be keeping an eye on protecting the town.
s no way we can call upon Ruli’s dependents, the dragons, so she will be observing the town from the skies. That way it would be immediately obvious to her if there
s an uproar.
As I arrive at the castle gates, I notice a group from Ramisshu along with Her Eminence sallying fo
Looks like some foreign countries are already in town
As Her Eminence notices me, she comes up to me
accompanied by a priest.
Hmm? If I am not mistaken, this is Phyllis-san
She became a cardinal after those past events, if I remember correctly. Aside from me, she
s the first person who had
meet Kami-sama. Even so, the last person is Her Eminence.
Both of them adorn the aforementioned star-shaped badges.
「Y-Your Majesty The Dukedom King. Won’t you happen to know when “That person” would be coming?」(Elias)
“That person” is the term
Eminence uses for Kami-sama… The World God. When I t
her that he
s going to descend, she panics quite a bit.
Even so, i
t looks like she has managed to somewhat calm
he’s still not completely calm
I can’t do anything about that.
「I think he won’t be coming today at least. He contacted me yesterday, so he should be here from tomorrow onwards. Please be relieved
I will properly contact you when he arrives」(Touya)
「H-He remembers me, right…?」(Phyllis)
Looking worried, Phyllis-san addresses me.
「Everything will be alright ~nanoyo. The world god hasn’t grown senile yet, you know ~nanoyo? 」(???)
ou’ve surprised me! I’ve already told you not to appear all of sudden, haven’t I?!」(Touya)
Towards Phyllis-san’s inquiry, Karen-nee-san suddenly replies from behind my back.
She really has a literal knack to appear unexpectedly!
ll be opening a love consultation office in the church as well
ll thoroughly settle every single query ~noyo. I’ve
itching to put my skills to use ~noyo!」(Karen)
, but why do I feel uneasy when she speaks like that? I would really like her not to cause any strange uproar.
「Well then, it’s time for us three to go to the front, ~noyo! The lost lambs are waiting for us ~noyo!」(Karen)
W-wait for us
「I-I am sorry, Your Majesty! See you later!」(Phyllis)
Pulling the hands of
two, Karen-nee-san starts walking to town. Their guarding knights then start chasing the trio in hot haste. Although I’ve a feeling that there
s nothing to
for, I probably shouldn’t be worried about that group
as long as Karen-nee-san is with them
After that, several groups have walked to the castle town
about time to
Once the clocktower in the center of town
eight o’clock, a great number of fireworks are launched into the sky from Babylon.
Along with that, Sousuke-nii-san begins playing violin, producing a tune
with a high
volume from the clocktower.
Music by Edward Elgar,
Pomp and Circumstance Marches
This melody, called as such in Japan, is apparently called
Land of Hope and Glory” in the United Kingdom. It’s loved so much that it’s even called ”
Second national anthem of Great Britain”, but it’s strange for
in a different world.
As for me, I include in it my wish for Brunhild to become a “Land of Hope and Glory”
. As such,
I go up to the microphone that
s connected to the speakers of the clocktower and declare the opening of the festival.
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