Episode 74 To the Duke of Holomel’s Domain
“I’ll take care of it.”
“You’d better do it right, because if you win over the Duke of Holomel but I don’t get the votes of the other two dukes, we’re screwed.”
“I know, I’ll take care of that.”
I won the battle as a defense attorney and headed to the Duke of Holomel’s territory with a good feeling – after the battle, Mikage said he was afraid of the punishment for losing, but Linnecarlo told me that even in this country, Highlanders and Half-Raiders are valuable human resources, and no matter how mad Mushym is he will not give them a big punishment! I was relieved.
We were led to the Duke of Holomel’s domain by Arthur, who was very unhappy.
“Here Arthur, your food is ready, don’t be so depressed, come and eat with us.”
“”I’m good……I have no appetite…….”
“You’re a completely different person when you’re around Linnecarlo…….”
“I can’t do anything without master Linnecarlo……Just leave me alone.”
“Don’t be a baby! Who’s this mission for? Is it for us? No, it’s for your precious Linnecarlo! Get a grip! Do your job and get Linnecarlo’s praise!”
When Jean grabbed Arthur’s collar and shook it, Arthur’s eyes changed color as he said enthusiastically.
“I see, if I complete this mission properly, Master Linnecarlo will praise me….Yes, she’s going to make me her personal knight.”
He’s a simple guy……
“So, what’s the deal with you and Linnecarlo?”
“Bohuh hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah……mmm……me and Master Linnecarlo have a strong bond.”
Arthur replied as he swallowed his food in a panic when Jean suddenly asked him that.
“No, that’s not the point. What’s your official position?”
“I’m an apprentice knight, the second son of Count Rickremer.”
“Apprentice knight? That means you’re half a knight.”
“How rude! I was the top student at the knight academy, even though I look like this, and if I entered the civil service, I would have been a knight in no time.”
“How come you’re not even a knight yet?”
“It can’t be helped, Master Linnecarlo doesn’t approve.”
“So a soon-to-be knight in shining armor is wandering around with royalty.”
“No! I’m not obsessed with the royal family! I want to be with Master Linnecarlo!”
“What’s so great about that insane princess, she’s just a naive person with a high Ludia value and a lot of pride.”
“Don’t you understand that lovely beauty, that purity of heart and modesty?”
“No, I don’t! And I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing as modesty.”
“”Hmph, you’re a very blind man.”
“I think Linnecarlo is actually a nice and kind girl, even if she is a bit competitive…….”
When I said that, Arthur happily agreed.
“Yes, Master Linnecarlo is very kind, sometimes she shares her extra sweets with me, and sometimes she gives me books that she no longer needs.”
I’m not talking about that kind of kindness…….
It took us about two days to reach our destination, the Duke of Hormel’s domain. By that time, Arthur had become quite familiar with us, and he and Farma in particular seemed to be on the same page, and they often talked about magicrafts together.
“I think the strongest magicraft is Yuto’s Arleo.”
“I admit that Arleo is a great specimen, but Linnecarlo’s Odin is no slouch when it comes to attack power!”
“Yes, but in terms of overall strength, he can’t beat Arleo.”
“No, Master Linnecarlo……”
It’s still the same story about magicrafts, and before we know it, it’s all about Master Linnecarlo, but I think it’s good that Arthur is opening up.
“What about my Arleo?”
“I’ve been a little curious about the performance of Arleo for a while now, so I decided to talk to him about it.”
“To be honest, I’m not sure about Yuta’s Arleo…….As Liza said, if you just look at the specs, it looks like an ordinary magicraft……”
“It’s hard to understand how that magicraft could have beaten master Linnecarlo……or even draw with her.”
“What determines the performance of a magicraft in the first place?”
“I’d say it’s the Ludia core first, then the elemental line, the inborn, the exoskeleton, well, 90% of the time it’s the Ludia core.”
“I don’t understand what a Ludia core is.”
“To tell you the truth, no one knows anything about it, it’s a mysterious component that we don’t know anything about in terms of structure or principle, we just know how to use it.”
“It’s like a battery that works even if you don’t understand the principle……”
“The parts of the magicrafts other than the Ludia core can be repaired with today’s technology, but once the Ludia core is destroyed, it can never be put back together again, so if the Ludia core is destroyed, it means the death of the magicraft……Well, in most cases, the magicraft itself will be disabled before the Ludia core is destroyed.”
It is true that magicrafts seem to be surprisingly fragile, because just blowing off their heads will cause them to stop working.
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