Reincarnated into a Werewolf as the Demon Lord's Servant - Chapter 55: Spy Army
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The secret agreement with Shaldir had been established.
It had been a while since I gave a report to the Demon king.
“You look so busy, Vaito.”
“Yes, I’m finishing up my chores and cleaning up.”
Because I answered so honestly, the Demon king made a bitter smile.
“Like defeating the fake hero, dropping the morale of the north Miraldia army, bringing the enemy magician to our side and establishing a secret agreement with the trade city, Shaldir?”
Compared to the difficulty of Demon king-sama’s objective, this was nothing more than a chore. It would be fine as long as I cleaned up these kind of things.
It couldn’t be helped if Demon king sama found this quite funny, so I put the report document on the desk.
“If this was just a chore, then maybe the Demon King’s Army is just a bunch of people who only do chores. If you are asking for a bigger job, then isn’t it fine for me to withdraw from the Demon King position and give it to you?”
“Pl-please wait a moment. If your majesty withdraws from the Demon king position, then I will also resign myself from the Demon King’s Army and go back to the rural areas.”
“You really are a man without any desire.”
Demon King-sama started to laugh happily, so I also felt compelled to laugh intentionally.
The Aide position was really comfortable you know.
“You did a good job in the fake hero case. How about that fake saint?”
“Right now, she can be called as my Aide. Her personality is gentle, not that ambitious but is a nice person」
Lash’s illusions were truly first class. It can be used at the tactical level. She was a coward, but on the inside she was a nice person.
The Demon King nodded, deep in thought.
“You are skillful in finding out about our enemies. You have actually even surpassed that and even made enemies your friends.”
“Your praise is too good for me.”
I simply can’t kill the enemy and just leave them to rot…….
But since I got praised, I keep silent about that fact.
“As for the Viceroy of Shaldir’s case, your skill has been demonstrated very well”
“No, it was just a failure……”
I honestly told him that I had misunderstood about Alam’s personality and that I had carelessly scared him.
“Originally, I am not a person who is able to easily persuade people. It’s just that I was a former human being. It was hard for me to know that he was just desperately playing the role of a schemer and wasn’t truly like that on the inside.”
“Hmm, I see.”
Demon lord was nodding.
“But, Vaito. In the first place, the idea of performing oneself to be different from usual doesn’t exist in demon kin. There’s no one who will be able to understand that lad.”
That’s certainly true.
Even among the demons, it wasn’t necessary to fake one’s character. Things were decided by strength. Even if they were equal, they’re somehow able to determine which one is superior to the other.
If the opponent was a strong person, then it’s okay as long as you do exactly what the opponent says, if the opponent is weak, it’s okay to protect them if necessary. That’s it.
The Demon king talked gently to me.
“Human society is complicated. There are a lot of points that can’t be understood by demon kin, who survive by a simple and clear way of life. That’s the reason why I needed someone like you. but still there will be a lot of hardships.”
The Demon king made a wry smile and I unintentionally laughed.
“No, my job is easier than the hardship from the pressure that Demon king-sama has to face. So please leave it to me.”
No good, I promised without consideration again.
Hearing my word, Demon king-sama nodded and said,
“With you as an ally, Viceroy Alam will turn Miraldia Alliance into his enemy. At a time like that the true value of the Demon King’s Army will be whether we can protect them or not.”
It surely made me anxious.
Anyhow, the people in this world are able to kill a random person or a whole family…… No, maybe it’s because the previous life that I lived in was peaceful. Because of how comfortable it was, it seems I lost the judgment around that part.
The Demon king was strangely happy and laughed with his head tilted.
“Is there something wrong?”
“No, it’s nothing. Hmm, I see……..hmm hmm”
Why are you laughing like that, Demon king-sama?
“Along with the expansion of the areas we rule now, surely you’ll need more power from now on. As my right-hand man, I’ll bestow you 500 knights from Blue Scale Knight Order as your subordinates.”
Speaking of the Blue Scale Knight Order, it was an elite corps led by Aide Bartz of the Demon King’s Army- first division.
“Y-you must not do that Demon king-sama. They are the shield that protects your majesty right!?”
However, the Demon king shook his head.
“They are not to protect me. But to protect the future of the demonkin. And it will not be here but in Rune Heights”
Demon king raised up and placed his hand on my shoulder.
“When I approached Bartz before, Bartz willingly accepted it because we are friends from the same first division.”
“But, then who will protect your majesty……”
“The Red Scale Knight Order which is equal to the Blue Scale Knight Order is being dispatched from the north.”
Many of the infantry forces of the first division were still in the Glenstadt castle, but it was still not enough with just an infantry alone.
“Don’t worry Vaito. I am more than enough to protect myself. I can’t be called as Demon King if I can’t do that”
The Demon king said so and then laughed.
“Thanks to my subordinates, I have a lot of free time. It will make me a bit uneasy if I don’t do things like the Demon king once in a while”
“……Thank you for your benevolence.”
I bowed very deeply and respectfully to accept the goodwill of the Demon king.
“If they fight along with Vaito to kill the hero, I’m sure my subordinates will be in high spirits.”
Aide Bartz was laughing and marched alongside me.
“What I defeated was just a fake hero, so I’m not proud of it.”
“But it is still a fact that they were a threat for the second division. It was amazing.”
What the Blue Scale Knight Order rode was a bipedal monster called Mount Dragon. I couldn’t put heavy things on it, but they had good maneuverability because it had 2 feet.
And its greatest forte was its nature, because Mount dragons were carnivorous, so it’s a natural enemy for the horse. Therefore, the horse rider is instinctively reluctant to fight the Mount dragon.
So it can also be called as an anti cavalry unit.
But they will only let Dragonewt ride them.
Thanks to that, I’m walking right now. An ordinary horse can’t march together with them, so I can’t ride a horse.
Even though I am also an Aide…….
“You were grinning before but you’ve been depressed since a while ago, is there something wrong?”
“N-no. I’m glad to be able to fight along with the Blue Scale Knight Order, but I’m keenly aware of the weight of the responsibility.”
Then, Aide Bartz smiled and laughed.
“It’s also the same with us. We will be more diligent so we can be used to serve Vaito-dono”
Wow, so reliable.
But with this, my troops will become more and more in chaos…….
After I came back to Rune Heights with the Blue Scale Knight Order, the Werewolf corps were making a place for the dragon users to stay.
“Ah, it’s Vaito-sama”
“Welcome back, Vaito-sama”
“Uwaa, a real dragon!”
Well, you just made a building for the Mount dragon to rest on right… Why are you so surprised like that?.
“Vaito-sama, can we ride this too?”
“No, that’s impossible. Only Dragonewts can ride it.”
“Ehh….. that’s regrettable”
Just go back and do your job already.
When I returned to Rune Height, I was still tired from the trip.
While I was thinking about what to do with the Dragonewt soldiers and the food for the Mount dragons, Aura ran towards me.
“This is bad desu! The Miraldia Alliance army is coming to Shaldir from the north!”
“What!? Who gave that report!?”
“It was the trade merchants from Rune Heights desu! The composition is around 2000 cavalry and 2000 infantry from the reserved army!”
“What about siege weapons?”
“It seems nobody saw it desu”
If there were no siege weapons, then I think they didn’t want to attack Shaldir seriously. Perhaps it was some kind of political performance.
But I had an unpleasant premonition about this.
I stood up.
“Call the Werewolf corps, Centaur troops, and Blue Scale Knight Order. Maybe Alam is in crisis right now.”
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