Now we will have post battle and world building.
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Mile Chapter 112: Ruins
After taking a break, the girls kept the beastkins away. And the 5 of them have a talk with 3 Ancient Dragons near that big hole.
The Ancient Dragons can’t enter the building, so it can’t be helped that the talk must be held outdoors.
Beldetes is sitting face to face with Mile. He is depressed now, well it can’t be helped with the result of that battle.
The Young Hot-blood Ancient Dragon Uensu becomes silent, it seems losing to human is a big shock.
Sherara, on the other hand, had a flushed face. She had completely surrendered as soon as her life is in crisis. But to Ancient Dragon, that was such a shameful display.
「Then, I’ll ask first.
You, the Ancient Dragons had ordered the beastkins working here?
And that’s not the missions from your clan, but your personal interest, all three of you right?」(Mile)
Beldetes answers Mile’s question frankly.
Apparently, he seemed to be honest. Well, that isn’t something big and it won’t be a problem even if humans know it.
「What’s your purpose?」(Mile)
As a matter of discussion or interrogation, the representative of the 「Red Oath」’s side was Mile.
Besides, no other girls is able to ask an appropriate question, anyway.
Dr. Kulereia will join in if necessary, but right now she leaves everything to Mile.
The representative of the Ancient Dragons’ side is an Ancient Dragon called Beldetes which seems to be the oldest.
As for the moment, the other two doesn’t seem to be able to hold proper conversation.
「It’s just excavation」(Beldetes)
Beldetes answers, but it was only as much as 「I don’t lie」and 「I’m just not telling everything」
That’s why in case like this, the knowledge and the insight of the interrogator will be needed in order to get information.
「What is your objective?」(Mile)
「… … Search for relics」 (Beldetes)
The answer was a bit late. And actually it was not an answer.
The purpose of excavation of ruins is searching for relics.
It certainly isn’t a lie, but it was obviously a poor answer.
But with such an answer Mile can’t be convinced.
「What were you looking for? Is it treasure, some information, a tool, a demon king, a goddess, a demon, a weapon, a magic item, or a machine」(Mile)
Beldetes remains silent. Apparently, Mile’s question seems to hit the mark that he doesn’t want to say.
「You don’t want to answer?
Then were you planning to invade the human realm with the Beastkins and do some suspicious things to make human think of it as an invasion act and start the war?
Were you planning to involve the whole beastkin race and the Ancient Dragon race in an all out war with the human race?」(Mile)
「We didn’t plan to do that!」(Beldetes)
「It’s what you were doing, whether you planned it or not. Just think about this by yourself.
If one day, suddenly the humans, elves and dwarves join forces invading the territory of the Ancient Dragon without permission.
And do some suspicious act in your land.
The Ancient Dragons who went to check the situation there will be attacked, kidnaped and missing one after another.
And the humans don’t want to explain at all「Because they are still not killing any Ancient Dragon yet」
Do you think the Ancient Dragon race will leave the human alone?
If so, I will release you and report to our lord like that.
Ah, but can you write a testimonial or something, that allow us to do anything within the territory of the Ancient Dragon as long as we don’t kill any Ancient Dragon?」(Mile)
「What, there’s no way we can accept such ridiculous thing…」(Beldetes)
「But Isn’t it exactly what you were doing?」(Mile)
Beldetes becomes silent again.
「I will decide whether your reply will trigger a full war or not, so please think and answer carefully」(Mile)
After thinking for a while, Beldetes mutter the answer in a small voice
「… …Lost civilization 」(Beldetes)
「Long ago, there were countries in this world with very advanced civilization.
Although it’s just a legend … No, we thought that it was just a legend, but …」(Beldetes)
Mile urges Beldetes continues speaking when he suddenly becomes silent.
「We had discovered some evidence」(Beldetes)
This time, It was Dr. Kulereia shouted loudly.
「Do…do…Don’t tell me, You discovered the Lost civilization, the proof of「Lost civilization」’s existence!」(Kulereia)
「You know about this, Kulereia?」(Mile)
「Don’t make fun of me, I’m a scholar!」(Kulereia)
Mile cuts in like usual and Dr. Kulereia gets angry.
「Lost civilization, it’s a legendary country that is said to had prospered long ago.
In that country, people can sit at one place but can see and hear everything what is happening around the world.
They can dive in the bottom of the ocean, fly in the sky and even go to the stars in the sky.
A country that like the heavenly world in which the gods live. There’re no hunger or fighting …
Human had forgotten about it because humans have short life-span.
But long-life races like Ancient Dragons, elves and spirits still somehow had various memories about it…」(Kulereia)
When Dr. Kulereia’s explaination went to the part「Fly in the sky」, Rena’s face becomes blue.
And Mile is…
「Oh, so there’s a spirit race! What about fairy?」(Mile)
…asking something irrelevant.
「That…, it doesn’t matter now!」(Kulereia)
And the doctor got angry again.
「Anyway, that certainly is a big discovery if it’s true!
Hey, what kind of evidence that you found? Where did you found it? And how…」(Kulereia)
Dr. Kulereia is asking questions one after another, and the Ancient Dragon Beldetes was also flustered.
「I don’t know. We aren’t professionals or scholars.
And the Ancient Dragons can’t directly investigate here and there.
So we give the job to the devils and beastkins who are also investigating in various places. We are more like liaisons.
And this time, I was forced to baby-sit… No, nothing! 」(Beldetes)
Beldetes was stared by Sherara and he denied it in a hurry.
「Anyway, we received report of the beastkins that they discovered a ruin and began their excavation here.
And I, apprentice Uensu, Elder’s daughter Sherara, the three of us came here to confirm. That’s it.
And, the result is … it turned out that this place is a 「Miss」」 (Beldetes)
「Has it been lost?」(Mile)
「No, that’s not it. This place was much younger era than the「Lost civilization」
It was only made by those who worshiped the 「Lost civilization」
There’s nothing important here, we only found a drawing on the wall. It doesn’t mean anything.
There’s no use staying here anymore. You can release us and the beastkins, we will be leaving soon. And there won’t be a problem anymore! 」(Beldetes)
Beldetes tried to put the story together with that, but it still didn’t satisfy Mile.
「Well, it just mean that you finished your work here, right?
Then, do you plan to do the same thing elsewhere?
I mean secretly invading and capturing anyone witnessing your activity?」(Mile)
「And it isn’t only just the beastkins but isn’t the Devil race also doing the same thing?」(Mile)
Beldetes just noticed that he had leaked too many extra information to Mile and was silent.
「And, for what purpose are you looking for the「Lost civilization 」from those ruins …」(Mile)
「I don’t know! Even if I know, there’s no reason for me to speak everything to you!」(Beldetes)
[Certainly. Even prisoners also have the right to remain silent.
And he is already honestly telling what were the beastkins and Ancient Dragons doing here.
Besides, it may be true that he doesn’t really know about it.
The low rank isn’t always taught everything as big as the clan’s secret.
Apparently this Ancient Dragon doesn’t have a big position.
At most, he is a young guard captain or something like that.
Needless to say, the Apprentice and the Elder’s daughter were just following him because they were interested.
It’s impossible to gather more information and we can’t just capture the Ancient Dragons and hand them over to the lord.
Besides, if humans make an enemy out of the Ancient Dragon race, it will be a catastrophy] (Mile’s inner thought)
It’s important to know what are we doing, and when to stop.
Mile knew about that from news, stuff, warfare, etc. in her previous life.
And right now, their duty wasn’t capturing the Ancient Dragon and may trigger an all out war.
Not from an Average C rank hunter ever.
Things like politics is the big thing should be decided by great people of the country. Not some young hunter girls
「… okay, I get it.
Then, please show me that「discovered ruins 」, after that we will also withdraw.
And if there isn’t anything you want to do here, you should leave this place as soon as possible.
If soldiers comes from the kingdom, it will be a troublesome thing.
The report to our lords will be carried out in an appropriate way. So that it won’t become a big problem.
But the report will go to the royal palace, so we will mention about the possibility that similar things will happen.
If we do that, we may be able to avoid conflict.
Is that all right?」(Mile)
Beldetes nodded after thinking for a while.
「How about you?」(Mile)
Mile looked to the left and right, Rena, Maevis, Pauline, and Dr. Kulereia nodded.
Apparently the doctor just treats herself as a 「Researcher request by a lord」
or just a researcher of the elf clan. As long as she can do her research, she will be happy.
「Well then, Sherara, please give us a guide」(Mile)
Sherara was shocked when she was suddenly asked by Mile.
Diving in the ruins with 3 Ancient Dragons will be a big problem, Mile doesn’t know if they will attack when the girls let their guard down.
Beldetes’s fighting power is high, Uensu is hot-blooded.
The only option is taking Sherara along, she seems to be the weakest of the three and have the most value as a hostage.
Mile, just in case, cast Lattice Force Barrier on everyone before going.
「Well, shall we go …?」(Mile)