Right now in the 【Demon Country Xaos】, There was a meeting going on in-between the Demons and the Beast-men .
A small break was held a little while ago, where Leowald and Nikki fought a mock battle against each other, which left a somewhat satisfied expression on Leowald’s face .
「As expected the main problem is the other party’s strength」
In the room, Demon Lord Eveam along with the 《Cruel》division and Leowald with his trusted aides sat facing each other .
Among them was the Humas Second Princess Fara and Judom Rankers from 【Victorias】 .
「That’s true desune . Although I tried to obtain information, it was of no use, I was only able to grasp the strength on the surface . 」
It was Eveam who responded to Leowald’s statement .
In order to grasp the strength of the other party, she had tried to send spies and used various other methods, but unfortunately, most of the information returned was inaccurate .
The reason was that Avoros’s Magic was too overpowered .
The Magic that he dealt with involved the dead and when he used that, he would have the advantage of reinforcing any number of his military forces when required .
This meant that Avoros could add more soldiers to his banner easily, so this had to be taken into careful consideration
Moreover, some of the spies had come too close to 【Victorias】and had probably been killed at Avoros’s hands, since they did not return .
Before, it would have been easier to get more accurate information, but ever since Teckil was rescued by Judom, it had raised the alertness of the place and it was now not so easy to approach it anymore .
「Even if it’s on the surface, how much military strength do they possess? 」
「That would be, Shublarz? 」
Eveam urged Shublarz to answer Leowald’s question .
She acceded in a quiet voice, before reading out the information that she held in her hand .
「To reiterate from the beginning, we organize the distinct powers of the Enemy .
First off, would be the people in the Black clothes . And among those Black-clothed people were those who had various engraved emblems」
「 . . . . . . . . . Certainly, there were such engraved emblems on the black-clothed people that had appeared last time, right? 」
「Yes! One was Kokuro while the other was summoned Hero of 【Victorias】」
Leowald looked toward Barid for confirmation, who answered without delay .
However, Fara who heard the response turned pale .
It may be that she felt guilty towards Taishi like she felt for Hiiro .
「It seems that there were different patterns for each, but according to our analysis, we could also confirm that there were other Black-clothed who did not carry the Emblems Shublarz-dono mentioned . Perhaps, the ones who carry the Emblem are under the direct control of Avoros himself . 」
「Fumu, it is as Barid-dono said, we also arrived at the same conclusion」
When Eveam said so, Leowald groaned in low tone 「Fumu」
「Currently how many people have been confirmed to carry the Emblem? 」
「Although it is not confirmed, at least ten people are known to possess an Emblem currently . . . . . . . 」
Eveam spoke with a grim expression as she handed out a report to Leowald .
「This is the list of the Black-clothed who have the Emblem」
The Report contained the face, name and the type of Pattern on the Emblem .
Some of the past careers of the people were also written .
Leowald skimmed through the list, and his eyes landed on a person .
「This one is . . . . . . 」
「What is the matter Leowald-dono? 」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . Demon Lord yo, is the information accurate? 」
「Yes, the list of people in that list is the people who have been confirmed up until now」
「muuu . . . . . . 」
Everyone turned to look at Leowald, who was showing a grave look .
「What happened desuka? is there someone you know? or maybe a friend of yours is also on that list? 」
When Eveam hurriedly enquired, Leowald showed the list and pointed towards the centre of the list to draw everyone’s attention to the person .
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judom Rankers」
Suddenly Leowald murmured that name .
「What is it, Beast King? 」
「If it’s you then you should be able to tell who this man is right? 」
「 . . . . . . . . . . ?」
When Judom moved closer so he could see the list, he gazed down at the person written there and suddenly froze seeming to have forgotten on how to blink .
「 . . . . . . . . . Judom-dono?」
Seeing him suddenly freeze up strangely, Eveam called out to him .
「 . . . . . . . Impossible . There must be a mistake . . . . . . 」
「Aa, that is also what I thought, but this person’s features look exactly like that of that person when I last visited」
「 . . . . . . . . . He was alive . . . . . . . 」
「If that person is real . This will be unpleasant, but he must have been in cahoots with Avoros . . . . . . 」
To the two’s interaction, the rest of them were left completely dumbfounded .
「Wa-wait just a minute you two! Please explain what you are talking about! 」
Eveam who couldn’t endure finally spoke up .
Judom and Leowald glanced at each other and stopped talking, and then Judom’s voice alone echoed in the room .
「The name of that man is Kiritz Basilix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before, when I was young and was still in the Adventurer Organization, 《Peace Drop》, he was the man who was the Leader」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . I have heard of them . Certainly, the people in that organization were all composed of S classes and above, and two of them were even SSS rank . 」
When Barid said so, Judom nodded his head to affirm those words .
「That’s right . When I was still frantically trying to become an S-ranker at the time, the top two guys had already reached that far ahead . For the sake of peace, they were the ones who fought and spoke and prioritized discussion over Military prowess . If I recall correctly, the Beast king here has spoken to them on several occasions
「There is no doubt about it . I have seen those two several times during the discussion .
The two of them possessed such tremendous strength, it looked wasteful of them to be entrusted with such tasks . But then, I was told one of the two, Kiritz, died」
「As the Beast King said, Kiritz Basilix once joined a quest and did not return ever since .
We searched everywhere with all our power, but in the end, we were unable to find him .
It’s been decades since then, why did that Kiritz Basilix . . . . . . but he definitely at that time . . . . . . . was I too immature at that time? 」