Naze Boku no Sekai wo Dare mo Oboeteinainoka? - Continued
TL, ED: Pascal’s Wager (Note that 1 and 2 here indicate parts, I didn’t split releases by parts because this chapter is short and I was planning on releasing both at the same time anyway)
This federation, located on the eastern part of the world continent, was in a brief rest period.
A one year truce.
Humans do not enter the elf forest, and the sidhes also do not go out of the elf forest.
「I’m extremely busy.」
The Io Resistance Army’s headquarters.
In an office on the second floor,『Emperor』Dante looked down through the window glass.
「Now that the sidhes are not attacking us, we are not going to coast along idly. In this one year, we will raise the total strength of the human rebel army. Train soldiers and develop weapons. And fortify the cities.」
「Of course, we will continue to monitor the elf forest.」
「What I’m trying to say is, you’re a step too late. Before you took your time in coming here, a truce was signed in the Federation, right?」
He looked back.
A small figure stood across the round table from Dante. A girl covered head to foot in a white robe with gold embroidery.
The only thing about the girl that could be seen was the outline of her face under the hood.
The slender line from her chin to her neck is filled with a fragility, brilliance, and grace that a man does not have. And the same could be said for her glossy, red lips.
A voice as light as a bell spilled from the mouth of the girl who had been called.
「You said you were going to defeat the sidhes.」
Just like the girl said.
The true purpose of the Io Human Resistance was a complete victory for the human side. There is no doubt that true victory meant to burn the elf forest and drive the sidhes out of the Federation.
For that purpose──
Emperor Dante called this girl from far away at a huge cost. For the final battle with the sidhes.
「It’s because of your delayed arrival. If you want to have a grudge, hold one against Jeanne, who came and signed a truce in just a few days.」
「The decisive battle has been postponed for a year. My men are also recovering. There are no pieces to move. Or──」
A testing stare.
With a provocative tone, Emperor Dante continued to the girl in front of him.
「Would you like to challenge the sidhes alone? Human weapon Theresia.」
「……Are you sure?」
「It’s just a joke. Though it is a shame that we won’t get to see if your powers are as rumored.」
The girl with this nickname is said to roam the small countries of the world other than the four major federations, and had been employed by human rebel forces in various places.
「I thought I’d judge the truth of the rumor that you were born with the ability to use magic.」
「Is it true that your magic shot down a flying wyvern near the western border?」
The girl didn’t answer.
She was known as the「Human Weapon」because of her powerful magic power despite being human. She was famous as a miracle girl who can handle powerful magic comparable to those of the demon’s.
But, was she really human?
That was Emperor Dante’s suspicion.
She may be a disguised sidhe like the assistant commander Qubiley. But if she was a sidhe, it would be not possible for her to release her body’s magic to the outside without using a magic tool.
「It’s boring to stay here.」
There was no point in staying in the Io Federation without any battles.
Implicitly telling Dante that, the girl turned around to leave.
「Are you really human?」
Emperor Dante said in a murderous voice.
「What are you──」
「You don’t know anything. You poor thing.」
The girl in the robe stopped.
Kept her back turned.
「It’s not you who will free the humans of this world. It’s not Jeanne. It’s me, with Sid’s name. That’s what I am destined to do.」
The girl with Sid’s name declared as she sang.
Land of Oblivion──
A large desert of scorching heat where not a single blade of grass grows.
This vast world continent is dotted with regions abandoned by the four races.
These are regions called「Unclaimed Lands」that do not belong to anyone. This is because many of them are too harsh for living things, so the four races don’t bother trying to control them.
One of them.
In a bright red desert area tinged with iron. (TL: Rusted iron is red)
「Reporting, the human weapon Theresia has moved! She’s on her way to the Io Federation with her men!」
A man sits silently on a hill of bright red sand.
Even wild beasts would scream as their feet burned if they walked through this desert at noon.
But what about this man?
With his well-trained shoulders and back, he had been sitting on the dunes for hours, enduring the heat rays pouring down on him. His thighs touching the sand were like if he was sitting on a hot iron plate.
Despite that, the man didn’t move at all.
The man sat down and only turned his neck before looking at his subordinate.
A dignified, chiseled face and sharp eyebrows. His voice was dignified.
「Theresia? I don’t believe she’s responding to Emperor Dante’s request. There must have been a request from the Lion King more than a year ago, but how could she kick it and head to Io?」
The Io Federation was at war with the sidhes.
The Yurun Federation was at war with the holy ghosts.
Both of them must have asked Theresia, the human weapon, to join them for the decisive battle. I’ve been watching for when she would move. (TL: Archine’s POV)
I did not expect her to go to the Io Federation.
「That woman. I thought she’d join Lion King Balmung, but did she think Emperor Dante would be easier to deal with?」
「Our movement is unchanged. We will continue on our way to the Western Federation.」
A great desert of scorching heat.
If we cut through this「Unclaimed Land」, no race will disturb us.
Of course, that’s only if we could get through this desert safely.
In a whisper that did not reach the subordinates behind me.
The middle-aged man called Arkine spoke to himself.
「You, of all people, in such a hurry? An oracle of the prophecy god Olbia to the rising star Jeanne. Should I think there were other qualified candidates besides Theresia and me?」(TL: It is unclear who the oracle is)
Rumors about Jeanne.
There was an excellent commander in the northern Urza Federation. The story had reached the frontier, but it was unexpected that it would be well known in such a short period of time.
──In the north, he defeated the demon hero.
──In the east, he forced the sidhes to accept a truce.
It was a tremendous achievement. But it was also strange.
A sense of discomfort.
The Urza Federation was on the verge of being destroyed by the demons. The turnaround from that point is too good to be true. It couldn’t be just Commander Jeanne’s skill alone. There were probably some very talented subordinates brought in, or some other external factor added.
Like Olbia, the god of prophecy.
「Jeanne. Your next destination is probably the Western Federation. If we keep going, we’ll run into each other. Then it’ll be a good time to find out.」
His cloak flipped up, revealing two large pistols on his waist.
「But I’m unlucky.」
The king of the warriors Archine・Sid・Collateral.
The man with Sid’s name slowly looked up to the heavens and started walking down the dunes.
「Those who are on the stage of a new era are already destined.」
Human weapon Theresia・Sid・Fake.
Mercenary king Archine・Sid・Collateral.
The Prophet Side who should not exist in this world, and those who will inherit his「name」.
But, they don’t know yet.
There is another boy in this world who inherited Sid’s 「sword」.