Chapter 9: The Upcoming Follow-Up Challenge
The entire dining hall was instantly in a complete silence, everyone looked at the knight who was kneeling on the ground due to being stark naked.
Geez, what's there to look at? It's not that he will give good fortune.
If you people want to look, look at my handsome and cool finishing pose! What's the use of looking at that idiot?
"Well done! Very well done!"
The King applauded as he said.
"You're really young and promising! This country requires a talent like you!"
Immediately after, he looked towards Princess Syli.
"A knight, was it? Alright, I shall permit it. However, I permit those that wish to challenge for your position to engage a challenge with you as well. But, if there are too many of these challenges, you will be troubled as well. Then, I shall set a limit, three times! Whoever has any objections, please step forward and initiate a challenge! Let's add on a reward as well then. If you're able to obtain victory in all three battles, I shall reward you with a hundred thousand gold."
I really feel sorry for winning cash from you every single time.
With this thought in mind, I bowed.
"Thank you, your majesty."
Side Quest: Knight
Quest Objective: Complete the Knight's challenges. [0/3] Reward: 1,000 EXP
Seems like the quest requirement for this quest is a little low, the EXP is so little... But the reward money comes from outside the quest, so it can be considered as compensation, I guess.
If it's a day, incidentally, I can stroll around the castle, and inspect all of the threatening aspects of the castle.
If possible, I can deal with the Forbidden Guards while I'm at it. After all, if there are many ants on an elephant, the elephant would be bitten to death. It's best to be cautious.
The level of that Knight was 16. He was actually a level higher than the King, and there were no one else that had a higher level than him. And this was also the reason why, after I defeated this guy, no one else dared to utter a word.
"Alright, then this matter has been set. Everyone that wish to dine, please stay. It's almost time for our dinner to be served."
Although the King's face carried a smile...
The matter was definitely not so simple.
"I'm sorry, I didn't expect to cause such a big trouble for you."
After dinner, following Arianha, Princess Syli and I was walking towards the northern tower, was the princess's bedroom was.
Of course, my mission is to simply stay at a nearby room as a guard. Please spare me from the princess play or something.
"It's nothing much. Coincidentally, I can understand their abilities... Of course, their hidden abilities as well."
"Oh, you're rather confident and easy-going, huh."
The princess revealed an expression of admiration.
"I can't be considered that way. After all, behind an able man there are always other able men. I might be a very strong existence in this country, but outside, I'm merely mediocre."
"That's true. When I went to play in those empires back then, I have seen them as well. I could even feel that those regular soldiers were even more than a hundred times stronger than our country's soldiers. If they wish to destroy our country, it would be as easy as moving one's hand."
"And it's exactly because it's easy as moving their hands, they will not do such a thing. Firstly, taking over a new territory will require a new lord to be dispatched. This alone will waste a large amount of effort. And, if the stomachs of the population of a country can't be filled, dissatisfaction will spread throughout the territory, and will not be something that can be easily managed. Another point is, think about it, if a country can casually take over someone else's territory, the other countries will follow suit, and in the end, it will bring about a new round of continental wars. There's completely no point to it at all."
Princess Syli stopped, and turned to look at me. Her eyes were filled with surprise.
"I never expected that you would actually have such an opinion. You're really not simple at all. To actually say such things on the fly, you're much stronger than those instructors in the Empire Academies, huh."
I'm sorry, this isn't my opinion. It's just a few thoughts I accumulated after playing games for a long time.
"It's not really an unique opinion."
"No, no, no. What you said makes a lot of sense, especially the situation in our continent... Alright, after this, you have to tell me about it. This should be very helpful in my political studies."
"Alright, naturally, it isn't a problem."
"As for the rest of the way, I can walk over by myself. Arianha, bring Feil to his lodging."
"Yes, my princess."
Arianha nodded, and then, pointed to the side.
"Mr. Feil, this way please."
But, when she said that, I had already saw that small square room not far away from the tower.
Although Arianha was currently walking towards it, I kept staring at that room.
"What is it? Mr. Feil?"
"Later, do not approach that room. It's very dangerous."
"Because, right now, there's a couple of strange people staying there. They're probably there to eliminate me."
"Is that so... If you're able to sense the people inside, then there's indeed a possibility. Because it has been a long time since that room has been used."
"Originally, because no one was staying there, I had always never bothered to clean that room. It's really troublesome after all, to clean and whatever."
"You actually said that out right in front of me. Couldn't you have held in those words?"
"Is there a matter? In any case, you won't mind either way, right?"
"Indeed. But, there's no need for you to worry as well."
"Un, why is that so?"
I thought for a long time, however, I was still unable to think of how I could explain it to her. Hence, I directly used a heating magic spell in the direction of the room.
A moment later...
With a loud bang, the entire room instantly turned into smithereens.
"Because they have set up a bomb, and it can be activated through heat."
The hell, in that case, where am I going to sleep tonight?