Chapter 3: Trying Out Meeting the Chief – Part 2
Once again, Rafleisha raised her voice .
「Stop this conflict!」
He was in complete agreement .
Diablo expressed a daring smile .
「Kukuku……How boring . Well, this is fine . I had originally come because I had something to talk to you about . If you have sensed your own powerlessness, then I do not mind forgiving you all . 」
Maybe because the Dark Elves had proud personalities just like the Elves, there wasn’t a small number that ground their teeth in vexation at Diablo’s haughty Demon King roleplay .
However, Rafleisha controlled them .
She was calm .
She even expressed a smile .
「Fuu……I am grateful for the guest’s tolerance . To fight against an excessively strong Magician, that would be dreadful . From what I have heard──You had slaughtered the Lord of the Black Forest with a single attack or something?」
「The Lord of the Black Forest? Ahh, you mean the Black Behemoth . You’ve given quite an impressive name to a small fry of that level . 」
He could tell that unrest spread amongst the Dark Elves . It seemed that they had come to realize that the opponent that they turned their bows on was a person stronger than they expected .
So Rafleisha had tried to avoid fighting after hearing the report .
The young lady who shot her bow first despite having seen Diablo’s magic could only be called quick tempered .
──It’s because there are generally two ways that an organization opens hostilities .
It’s either a case where the leader makes the order to attack, or a case where a front row soldier forgets themself and attacks .
Rafleisha let out a voice of admiration .
「It seems you truly defeated it with magic……How fearsome……Guest, when you say Demon King, what do you mean by that?」
「I mean exactly what I said . I am different from the Demon Kings of this world though . For I am a Demon King of another world . 」
「Hohoho……I see……Very interesting . 」
*Jittori* Rafleisha’s gaze licked Diablo . Her eyes looked like she was assessing him . He couldn’t calm down .
「Hmph……For the rest, this one will talk . 」
While his faults hadn’t come out yet, he fell to the back .
Having been handed over the leadership of the talk, Rem turned her eyes to the people that had collapsed .
「……First, let us treat the ones that were wounded . I apologize for the strife of this occasion . I would like you to believe that we had no intention of insulting or injuring any Dark Elves . And then, Shera is my friend . She felt concerned about me as I tried to come to this land alone and decided to accompany me . She might be the princess of the Elves who the people of this land have a connection to but……Right now, she is a mere compassionate escort . 」
Rafleisha nodded, and made a prompt with one hand .
Dark Elf soldiers──all women as expected, came and took the injured ones away . After verifying that it was done, Rafleisha opened her mouth .
「Having bows fired and a sword pointed towards you, I cannot say that Princess Shera’s worries were needless fears . I would also like to apologize . 」
They had apologized to each other .
After that, Rem entered her real issue at hand .
「……I, have heard that the Ceremony Magic to take out the Demon King’s soul was passed down in this land . 」
Rafleisha’s expression swiftly became stern .
「I will not tell you of it!」
「……That is……Do you have some sort of situation that you cannot speak of? In that case, could I have you listen to my own situation?」
「The guest’s situation?」
Rem place a hand on her own abdomen .
「……A portion of the Demon King Krebskrum is sealed within me . 」
「……Yes . I am sure that there is no need for me to explain what kind of existence the Demon King is at this point . Long ago in ancient times, God sealed it in my ancestor……And that was inherited from mother to daughter . 」
「That sort of seal was!?」
「……Various things happened, and as a result of having an enormous amount of magical power poured into me, the Demon King Krebskrum was revived . 」
The Dark Elves were shaken by Rem’s words . They were even more noisy than when Diablo had proclaimed himself to be a Demon King earlier .
Rafleisha half-rose from the large tree’s roots .
「C, could it be, that revived Demon King is……」
「……No, Diablo truly is a Demon King of another world . He is not Krebskrum . An awakened Demon King wouldn’t have a conversation with the Races, right? According to literature, they would only one-sidedly……destroy, and kill . 」
「Right……That’s how it should be……It is just as the guest says . 」
「……The Demon King Krebskrum is, currently in a harmless state . Please think of it as her being sealed in a different form . 」
「I understand . 」
Rafleisha breathed out, and sat back down .
The one that poured magical power into her in order to revive the Demon King Krebskrum was Diablo, is something that she didn’t say . No matter how she explained it, they were an enemy to the Races if one looked only at their actions . It couldn’t be helped if they were labeled as Demon King Worshippers . They had their own way of thinking though……
Rem continued her story .
If either she herself died or had magical power poured into her, the Demon King Krebskrum’s vestiges would be released .
If she gave birth to a daughter, they would inherit it, but she wanted to end this with her own generation .
She wanted to take out only the Demon King’s vestiges and annihilate it .
The fact that the revived Krebskrum──that Krum was a little girl that loved biscuits and was living idly in Faltra City, is something that she kept secret .
「……And that, is my situation . The Ceremony Magic handed down among the Dark Elves should be of assistance, is what I heard from a trustworthy person, and that is why I have come here like this to ask this of you . 」
「Fumu……I understand very well now . However, something like a Ceremony Magic that can move a sealed Demon King, I cannot readily say that we “have” it . 」
Rafleisha’s attitude was strange .
Sylvie tilted her head .
「Although I don’t know the details either, could it be related to the thing in the past?」
Diablo asked “What kind of thing” but she replied with 「I really don’t know the details . 」 .
The negotiations couldn’t continue like this . Closing his eyes, it felt like he was walking through a maze .
Rem asked Rafleisha several times, and finally arrived at her telling them the Dark Elf side’s situation .