Translator(s): Kenar Editor: Yuzuhaa
Princess Pau: “Next time, I’ll submit the bill, ‘From now on, Valkyrie will be known as “Kukkoro”‘ to Congress, but how does it sound to you?”
Krau: “Hm? I don’t really understand, but I feel like it doesn’t mean anything good…”
Cathedral’s west tower. In the middle of the spiral staircase.
（Already this far huh……)
Rosewald Krauzera, known as the “Rou Auratum“, had a face which looked as if she just chewed on a bitter bug.
「……Your Highness, please undo my “Bud“」
The sky was a beautiful azure blue.
Under the blue sky, peculiar to this season, there was a purple haze which came from remnants of Seeds. The sun was half-set, releasing a faint light which shined upon a feminine figure, yet it was gloomy despite there still being broad daylight.
From the arched windows of the tower, such a common sky in the Adelven Royal Capital on the 17th of the month could be seen.
Adelven was worthy of being called the royal capital of the United Kingdom. In the center of it stood a big cathedral, with towers that seemed to touch the clouds, which served as the king’s palace at the same time. It was the most magnificent, beautiful and famous Eis cathedral’s building, 《Seed’s Bud》. It was also called the Amber Palace. Because of this building in the royal capital Adelven, the country itself was named 『The Holy Eis United Kingdom』.
However, that majestic appearance was a thing from the past. Because that building was in ruins.
Because of the green-skinned Sub-humans, the damn Orcs, who were laying their hands on it.
If you looked out from the window, whether in denial or not, it was the cold hard truth before one’s eyes. Below the bluish purple sky, a great army surged and besieged into the cathedral. That army was roughly 40,000.
All of the orcs had a head that resembled a pig and a wild boar, a big stout body, and an armorless half-naked figure. In each of their hand was a club made from a log. It was the exact figure of a savage. About half of them wore a helm made from a stump; however, it seemed like it wasn’t meant to be used as armor, but as mere decoration.
On the other hand, the cathedral side only had 1,800.
They were fully armed with swords and armor, but the enemies numbered 20 times their amount, and so 1,800 wasn’t ideal for a defensive battle. The orcs’ thick skin defense could surpass leather armor worn by light infantry, and the swing of a club with their massive arm could crush an iron shield. Even the difference in equipment wouldn’t amount to much.
Krau gritted her teeth at the scenery spread out before her eyes while asking the little girl on her back.
「Please undo my “Bud” and allow me to engage. I’ll go to the frontline and fight together with the other soldiers. If allowed, I’m going to use my Rozeum power, and I’ll be able to strike those damned orcs. Using that as an opportunity, your Highness, please runaway by yourself to the top of the tower. Escape to the secret chamber of “the Great Gate”」
「No, I won’t allow such a thing.」
The young girl’s blonde hair swayed brilliantly when she shook her head on the back of the Rosewald. Such a brilliant peculiarity belonging to the royal family extolled them as the 『Golden Clan』.
She was second in line to succeed the throne of The Holy Eis United Kingdom, Paulirifa Luca Adelven Jassen, eight years old.
Princess Pau. “Sovereign Ranunculus”.
As the daughter of the king, Pau was the “Master” Krau swore to serve.
From the lips of that little princess, dignified words, unimaginable for an eight-year-old kid, came out…
「Krauzera, the Bud won’t be undone. I won’t allow you to leave my side.」
「Such a thing! What kind of reason is that!?」
「I know well that your strength can rival a thousand men. However, at a glance, I know the difference in power. This time, the outcome of the battle can’t be overturned……My dear Rosewald and my dear friend, Krau, do you want to die here?」
Krau fell silent after being seen through.
Rather than living as the loser, dying a warrior’s death—-such a thing was akin to finding fault in the weak.
「You have sworn as a Rosewald, you know. Your life and death, you offered them to your master. This Pau won’t allow you to choose death. That’s an order.
Come with me, Krauzera, and live together with me. It is certainly a hard decision when considering the other is choosing death….*fuuuuu* or are you thinking of leaving to fight alone in this battlefield?」
「That is— if, by any chance, I become a prisoner or was killed in this battlefield, could you allow things to turn out like that?…..hey, look closely at this scene.」
「Hmm? T-this is!」
Before long, those two people entered the secret chamber of the great gate. And then……