Let's play Minecraft in a world of Swords and Spells - Volume 4 Chapter 10
The warm glow of the setting sun shines on my face. I chew on some grass roots, squatting on the windowsill, overlooking the people in the town as they move between the streets.
Not only did I arrive a bit too late… I also couldn’t catch up with Walson’s footsteps.
Two hours ago, after arriving in the Nonokuta Town, I settled little Black and immediately started gathering intelligence and searching for Walson’s whereabouts.
Although I really dislike using my authority, this time it’s urgent and there’s no other choice. I had to show my family emblem at the public relations office and found out that Walson had already left in the morning.
The worst part is not that, but various signs indicate that Walson and his team have been attacked.
The largest bathhouse in town is now closed off, and soldiers are actively involved in the investigation. It’s said to be a case of extensive property damage and brawling, and the culprits haven’t been found yet.
An hour ago, I went there for a run. Hmm, the ground was covered in broken wood, glass, and stones. There were bloodstains and footprints… and a small amount of burn marks.
What’s strange is that after counting, nothing was actually destroyed. The broken building materials on the scene seemed to have been brought from elsewhere.
…There’s only one person I know who possesses this ability.
It seems there was an attack, but nothing happened to him… These must be the blood of the enemies.
Yesterday, there was a spontaneous prayer festival organized by the church, which attracted almost all the townspeople… I asked, and the priest there said it was the will from above.
Looks like they came prepared… I think this festival was actually a cover. In that crowded and noisy place, it would be difficult to notice someone being kidnapped, no matter how much they shout.
So the incident at the bathhouse wasn’t discovered until the next morning, and the culprit had long escaped.
“Hey, Derisha, I brought dinner back.” The sound of knocking on the door caught my attention, and when I turned my head around, the person who knocked on the door had come in, a paper bag filled with food in her hand.
What was her name again… Oh no… I forgot it again. . . .
“Good… good night…” I nervously looked at her and greeted her as if nothing was wrong.
“…You’re breathing heavily, and sweating a lot, you are hiding something, aren’t you?”
“N-No, I’m not!”
“Hmm, let me guess…” She put down the paper bag she was holding into the table near our bed and thought for a moment… then…
“Derisha, what’s the name of little Black?”
“What? It’s ‘Mischievous Darkstar.'” So she was asking about that. It’s no problem at all, I still remem…
“Then what’s my name?”
It wasn’t until today that I realized a person could smile so terrifyingly.
So now, with a bump on my head, I’m holding a feather pen, sitting at my desk, writing furiously, what I’m writing you ask? It’s Alice’s name, over and over again.
So that I can’t forget her name again, that’s what she said.
“Be a good girl and keep writing it two thousand more times, and then you can eat.” Alice maintained her scary smile, sitting on the bed, eating Alota fruit and watching me.
A chill ran down my spine… Yikes…
It feels like when I first arrived at the palace and was learning to write… Ahhh, it’s so… painful…
“Alright, while you write that, I’ll tell you about the situation.” Alice finally spoke and shared the information she obtained from the Adventurers’ Guild.
The national situation remains tense, with no bloody conflicts yet, but the focus is on the outbreak of rampaging monsters.
Currently, it is becoming increasingly evident that the monster outbreak is spreading from the central region of the continent toward the east. The government has begun to take this event seriously, and the Eastern countries are organizing investigative teams.
…In addition, Alice brought some information that a regular information broker wouldn’t have…
This is Alice’s special ability. She always manages to obtain some strange and unique information. Well, such information is often filled with uncertainty, but it still serves as a reference.
“…[Demon King]?” I voiced my doubts, looking at Alice.
“Yes, there’s a possibility, but currently, the evidence is insufficient and the credibility is low.”
The so-called [Demon King] has both broad and narrow definitions according to the teachings of the Vantinom-Grella branch church.
Broadly speaking, besides humans, elves, and dwarves, which are races closely related to humans, the other demi-human races, once they meet certain conditions, have the potential to evolve into an upper-tier species known as a [Demon King]
The specific conditions are currently unknown, but once a creature evolves into a Demon King, their physical abilities undergo significant growth. We haven’t witnessed firsthand how strong they become, but it is said that the first king of the Lafeo, a tiger beastman kingdom with a history of 500 years, evolved into a Demon King.
As for humans, elves, and dwarves, when they fulfill certain conditions, such as receiving blessings, the highest-ranking species is known as a [Hero]. There is a distinction between broad and narrow definitions of a [Hero] and a hero, but that’s not the focus here.
In the narrow sense, the [Demon King] is a fearsome existence that brings harm to the world. It includes creatures that actively invade, expand, and annex territories. This is the narrow definition of a [Demon King]
In summary, once the [Demon King] or [Hero] has wicked intentions, they can all be classified as [Demon King].
Such Demon Kings haven’t appeared in the world for nearly a thousand years. Now, this kind of information is emerging… Is there a possibility…?
“Hey, who said you could stop? Keep going.”
“Alice Illyas, Alice Illyas, Alice Illyas, Al… What was it again?”
“Add another thousand times.”