The secret of the magic sword – Prologue
Today, I was called by Yuki and the others.
This time it’s in Weed’s special meeting room, so I think it’s about something important.
It’s only been a week and a half since we captured those two magic sword users, and that just means how important is the information that has been collected.
By the way, the special meeting room it’s a place with far more security than a meeting room where you talk to a king.
The only people who can enter here are Yuki’s wives, and the people Yuki brings with him.
Only those who know Yuki-san true identity can enter here.
Those who know what God entrusted him with and what he is trying to do.
So, even kings from any country are not worthy of this place.
After all, we are dealing with a worldwide problem, called magic depletion.
Jessica-san is participating in this meeting because she is an important source and collaborator in the new continent.
Well, she has designated protection, so there shouldn’t be any problems. She’s diligent at her work and very likable.
She treats us normally, even those of us who are classified as demi-humans in this new continent.
In fact, to be honest, even we beastfolk wives are not good to the demi-humans.
As Yuki-san said, there must be some accumulated grudges, but as soon as they recognized that we were strong, they started courting us, saying things like ‘let’s beat people from the human race’, and in the end, they disrespected Yuki-san, who is our precious husband, so we send them flying several times.
It’s not like all of the demi-humans say that, but since many of them appear in front of us, we are already fed up.
Both Riel and Kaya are frustrated with a lot of things.
I’ve been discussing it with Seraria, and she said that even if we were to establish a nation, we wouldn’t be able to maintain it unless Yuki-san’s wished for it, so she didn’t recommend it much.
Certainly, even if we create a country with the demi-human as they are, as long as we don’t fix the internal issues, it would cause us a lot of trouble.
Having said that, if we were to take over another country, we would have to defend this point where the dungeon is, and though we would be fine, we would end up giving out the demi-humans we helped earlier.
Yup, I think it would be easier for us to move around if we had abandoned them as Yuki said.
But according to Yuki, since we’ve successfully defeated the Zilba Empire in succession, the demi-humans’ backlash has been decreasing lately.
…it doesn’t feel like real, but a lot of men tried to court me.
Yuki said that it was because I’m beautiful. Though I’m happy to hear him say that, hearing it from other guys like those doesn’t make me happy at all. I’d love to see Yuki-san come over and push me down into the bushes as much as possible.
And well, I’m feeling like this while talking to the pregnant group while I wait for the meeting to start.
「Haa~ Tori sure has it hard. I guess even me, from the rabbit people race, would be treated in the same way」
Lutz makes her rabbit ears sway and laughs bitterly as if she had imagined been there.
By the way, it’s been about three more months since she declared she was three months pregnant, so Lutz’s belly is visibly getting bigger.
「Ah, don’t even joke about coming to the new continent. If they find out that you are carrying Yuki’s child, they’ll tell you to get rid of it」
「Ha? I’ll kill them」
「Yup. I’d kill them too, but what Tori is telling you that you don’t need to come to a place where you have a risk of harming your child」
「Oh, I see, I understand.」 We won’t go to the new continent until things settle down to some extent」
「That’s right. I also wanted to go visit, but in such a state, it is better not to go」
Seraria, who was listening next to her, shakes her head while saying ‘good grief’ and says that she won’t come to the new continent.
Others, such as Rurua, Deriyu, Ellis and even Kirue looked disappointed but in the end, they decided to be obedient and wait there.
「Ah, that reminds me, Kirue, why did you get pregnant before Shera? You even declined the wedding」
Kirue rubbed her belly as she tried to explain…
「That’s something that I asked her for」
「Yes. My position is as Yuki’s concubine, so it’s not a good idea to get pregnant before the legal wife, Seraria」
「Eh, but, Seraria is the queen just on the surface, so it doesn’t matter, right? 」
「But even so, they may seek some concession or plot to improve my voice in Weed since I became pregnant first. At worst, they may blow something unnecessary at my child that will be born in the future」
Hmmm, politics are hard.
「That’s how it is. Although there is no social difference between Yuki and me such as legal wife or concubine, but officially, I’m the legal wife while Rurua and Shera are concubines, the other lovers, well, something like that」
「…it means that Shera-sama will not become pregnant until after Seraria-sama has given birth for the sake of the country. That’s why Shera-sama told me that at the very least, I should give birth to a child according to my love」
I see. Yup, it’s a wonderful thing to give yourself to love. I feel sorry for Shera who has to endure no matter what. We should also make a child with Yuki-san after everything settles down. I’ll give my best to it!
「That you are safe it’s the most important thing-ja. So, Yuki who called us to this conference room is not here yet?」
As Deriyu says and looks around, the door of the conference room opens and Yuki-san enters.
Ria is carrying the materials while Zargis is carrying the equipment.
「Ou, I kept you all waiting. Everyone, you can sit down. Wha- you are already sitting. Ria, Jessica, the documents. Zargis, we’ll prepare this one together「」
Jessica, too, has recently been with Yuki as his assistant.
Well, she has been Marley-san aide, so I guess she may be used to it.
As I think about such things, the material comes around to my hand.
This is normal these days.
However, in the past, I had never seen such high-quality paper, and I never threw it away after writing something, or use it as a document as easily as I do now.
Now, I have to stop reminiscing about the past and go through the material.
After all, a job is important. As a wife, one should not disrespect the husband’s hard work.
The title of the book says “The Structure of the Magic Sword”.
「When you say magic sword, are you referring to the one that belonged to the princess who was Jessica’s boss, right?」
「No, don’t say something like that, princess Seraria」
「I’m a queen now」
「Ah, that’s right. There is no doubt that that princess was carrying one, but this time the material is another magic sword」
「Oh, come to think, is from one of those who greedily came to attack us? From that time?」
「That’s right. At that time, I secured another magic sword, so this time I was able to examine it thoroughly」
「Does that mean you’ve got somewhat important information to have gathered us here?」
「Yes, important enough. Well, it remains to be seen if that’s the cause or not. For now, take a look at the documents」
With that said, everyone looked over the documents again.
Hmm, basically, you could say that they are inferior goods that do not even reach the heels of the enchanted weapons that Narugia-san makes, but there’s one point where they excel.
「Yuki, is this true?」
One point caught everyone’s eyes, and Deriyu asked a question.
That point is…
「The magic swords have in the center a magic stone… a dungeon core that works as a source of energy」
That’s right, it’s a way for the Dungeon Master to get a DP from Luna, which is needed to manage the dungeon.
「The total amount of magic power alone that the dungeon core can store is far greater than the sword that Narugia-san had made. After all, even Weed dungeon core is still growing」
What on earth is going on here?
Using the dungeon core as material? Who, and for what?