I had decided to return after the audience with the demon king was over, but after I left the meeting room, aide Barce stopped me and said.
“Thank you for your good work, Vaito-dono. It’s already the time for lunch, how about going together?”
The ryujins have the image of being difficult to approach because of their lizard faces, but in reality they are a sagacious and rational race. Particularly, he seems to have a gentle personality.
Even if we are both aides, he is a senior, so I accepted the proposal. Which reminds me, there is a high cla.s.s cafeteria here for the executives.
“Thank you very much. This hungry wolf would accompany you.”
We, the ryujin and werewolf Aide duo, proceed towards the salon for executives inside the castle.
At the entrance, the ryujin soldiers saluted us. We enter while quietly returning the salute.
Since I had never been to such a high cla.s.s place in my previous life, this is not a bad feeling.
Although the level of civilization is different, but it imitates the pleasant feeling of family restaurants of my previous life.
I order the inujin waiter for the deer saute and the potato stew.
(TN: saute is a quick fried dish with less amount of oil)
This being the lunch, I ordered the saute for only three people. It’s not good to eat too much.
Somehow Barce has his mouth open, was something funny?
He had ordered the stir-fried fragrant gra.s.shopper. Ryujins are fond of eating insects.
(TN: Picture of stir-fried fragrant gra.s.shopper)
During the time the food came, we discuss like the officers of the army.
“Is the northern battle front too fierce?”
“Yes. Don’t say it to an ordinary soldier, but the defeat is highly likely.”
Ordinary soldiers won’t come here, so we can hold these conversations. Drinking the lemon juice, Barce lightly sighed.
“The second division ignores the tactics, every time they conquer a city, they don’t do siege warfare. They just rush forward breaking the castle walls by force.”
As a result, all the humans run away from the city and take refuge in the nearby cities. In other words, refugees.
“The refugees, to take back their homeland, organizing the volunteer soldiers, with the allied army that came attacking. With morale on the high, they fight with their life on the line, it exhausts the battle prowess more than expected.”
“But that is only militia without the proper training, right. Isn’t is ineffective against the kyojins or ogres of the second division?”
They are idiots, but strong are anyways strong.
Then Barce shook his head.
“You know, there are more radiant churches in the north. They are systematic, and have capabilities as soldiers.”
The harsh climates in the north suited the doctrine of ‘cooperation and unity’ of radiant church. If it is individualism like the stillmoon church, pa.s.sing even a single winter is also quite difficult.
“They are not afraid to sacrifice an individual for the whole. That’s why, it becomes a war of attrition by all means.”
Because the food arrived at that moment, we halted our discussion for a moment and bit onto the food. With my werewolf fangs, I enjoy the dripping juices of deer meat to my heart’s content.
But there are plenty of methods to avoid the war of attrition.
“To avoid the war of attrition, don’t they do defensive battle in the cities they have acquired?”
“The second division destroys the castle gates and castle walls, which are not even needed to be destroyed, just to test their strength…”
Explaining to me, Barce gradually became more and more angry, and muttered holding the stir-fried gra.s.shopper.
“There is no regulation or order in the second division. Do they even have the realization of carrying the flag of his majesty, the demon king”
I, too, didn’t have much of that realization.
While I am relishing the deer meat, someone came to the cafeteria.
“Ara, isn’t it Vaito. How rare!”
White skin and black hair, and then the dress exposing the skin. Swaying b.r.e.a.s.t.s.
Appearance of a bewitching beauty.
I lightly greet.
“Long time no see, Mereen-senpai”
“No, no, it’s fine with Mereen-sama”
“I don’t want to.”
Mereen is also an aide in the third division, but among them also she is a top level character.
At the same time, she is the first disciple of division commander Gomoviroa. She is my senior apprentice sister.
By the way, she is a vampire.
Not a succubus.
Barce also greets her, and offers a seat.
Mereen-senpai sat next to me with a smiling face.
“The leader of the Blue Scale order and the commander of Ryun Height, what is the private talk?”
“No, it’s not a private talk. I was just explaining the situation of the second division.”
Thoroughly diligent Barce, explains in a gentle tone.
Mereen-senpai orders soul sake, and then sighs while leaning on the chair.
“You are also greatly troubled, Barce-san.”
“Not as much as you people who are ruling humans, Mereen-dono.”
Oh that’s right, Mereen-senpai’s troops also has captured a city of Mirarudia. It’s to the northwest of Ryun Height, the ancient city, Bernhainen.
But her governing is considerably different from mine.
Mereen-senpai shrugged her shoulders.
“It’s simple, I just made everyone into vampires.”
That’s right, there is not a single living human among the n.o.bles or soldiers in Bernhainen.
The capture of Bernhainen by Mereen-senpai was completely absurd.
Along with a hundred vampires, she attacked Bernhainen at night. Overnight, the viceroy and all the palace guards were turned into vampires. After that, just do whatever you want.
It’s completely unfortunate for them, but still there was one good thing that happened.
Since the viceroy and others were made into vampires, the daily life was peaceful. Of course, they are completely obedient to Mereen-senpai, but other than that its same as usual.
There are a number of important intellectual properties, such as the royal library, in Bernhainen, although it was required to limit the destruction in battle to the minimum, but maybe I am thinking too much.
Thinking about those thing, I gazed at the gla.s.s of Mereen-senpai.
Senpai drank the entire gla.s.s of soul sake emitting heavy white vapors at once.
“Compared to mine, Vaito’s place is more troublesome. You are ruling living humans without even brainwashing? What kind of magic is that”
I am just doing little by little with the sense when I was a human, senpai.
Coughing, I vaguely dodged.
“Since werewolves are indistinguishable from humans, it doesn’t affect the mentality of humans that much.”
Mereen-senpai laughed a little, and poke at my forehead.
”Well, the cities we have invaded are neighbouring, let’s get along. That’s right, won’t you trade? This side also began to calm down.”
“Ah, sounds good. Then I request you for the defense of the trade route.”
“Very cheeky…. Well, leave it to senpai”
Knocking her bountiful huge b.r.e.a.s.t.s, senpai winked at me.
Finishing his food, Barce begins to talk to senpai while wiping his mouth.
“By the way, Mereen-dono, who is in command of conquering Tuban?”
“Ah, I pa.s.s. The vampire troops have their hands full with the defense of Bernhainen. I am sorry. Instead I will make a promising rookie to be the incharge.”
Oh, they want to conquer Tuban.
With great pains I had got rid of the nuisance, priest Yuhito, but it would be troublesome if he comes back again….
After that, for a while, we spent some time complaining about the superior authorities.
Though our master is exceptionally prominent as a magician, but she doesn’t have any interest in strategy. Saying, ‘Crushing them with force is fine’, she is engaged in production of skeleton soldiers.
Thanks to that we disciples, using those, have hardships one way or other.
For one, I heard an interesting story from Barce.
Usually the demon king is always thinking about things, so if someone is not looking after him, he doesn’t even care to eat or sleep.
Since he’s always making difficult faces while having food, the young ryujin waiters are very scared.
“It’ll be alright if he becomes a bit more relaxed, since we serve with whole energy, but”
The competent aide seemed a little bit lonely.
He seems to respect the demon king a lot.
The demon king himself has perfected the sophisticated system of the demon army, obviously he would be thinking about the complicated things.
If he is someone with mighty physical strength only, even if they are the demon race, this much of crowd would not have followed. As expected he possesses ingenuity and popularity.
I, again, felt satisfied of the fact that I am enrolled in the demon army.