Long chapter again so I will divide it into two parts. And just want to say something… those conversation is just… aaahh… that’s killing me slowly. Well, fortunately I survive(lol). Oh right, this novel will we be adapted to light novel! Woohoo! Buy the books if you can. It’s in Japanese though. I’ll tell you the release date if there is already information about it. I hope the author doesn’t stop the web novel version like I Want to be a Power in the Shadow. And if someone buy the book, you can also share the illustration here or in your own website so that I can link it.
That’s all, enjoy the chapter.
Demon King of Phantom Thief, Make a Kingdom
It’s good to take the initiation in a conversation, but someone couldn’t overdo it.
Such a meeting would become a problem instead.
Someone had to talked equally – but they had to make that kind of impression.
“First of all, we didn’t come here to fight.”
“Of course it’s not a threat either. After all, I’m not going do anything than can turn this negotiation into failure.”
Then one of the nobles stood up.
“Where is the guarantee that we will be safe!?”
“There’s a guarantee. You’re still alive. That’s it.”
Keith’s glass glowed.
“If I want to, I can take over this Kingdom by killing all of you here. Think of not doing that as a sign of my sincerity.”
The nobles sat again on the chair.
“Don’t hesitate to say any objections during the discussion.”
Keith drank a glass of water prepared by Diana.
“We came here to form diplomatic relation with the Tristram Kingdom”
The whole conference room became noisy.
“Before that, I want the Demon Kingdom to be recognized as a country.”
“That, that’s impossible! The Demon King is humanity mortal enemy! If we recognizes them as a country, then Tristram Kingdom will have no standing position!”
Another noble shouted.
“I guess you will.”
“The Ashtran Empire and the Allies of the Republic of Colden and the Duchy of Raden are in a state of war. Prior to the war, you created an alliance with those two neighboring country. But destroy it shortly aftet the war broke out.”
Skill [Rule] drew the history in Keith’s mind.
The vice general called out.
“Naturally! No matter which country we chose, we will breach one of the treaties!”
“That’s right for you, but what about them?”
When Keith said so, the vice-general was speechless.
“Yes, you no longer have standing. For your kingdom peace, you have abandoned it.”
Next to Keith, Diana smiled.
“It’s not without downside, but it’s still good during the war. The problem is when the war ends. Whoever wins, the Empire or the Allies, will declare war on the Tristram kingdom because of the sudden abandonment of the Alliance, you know that right? Given the current situation “
Saying that, Keith laughed.
“An army after victory is scary. Those who had tasted blood are starving for more and more blood.”
This was a word often heard by boss.
“So you should prepare for it now. Fortunately, the Kingdom of Tristram is a rich agricultural nation, and it will be easy to increase your weapons. But you lack the essential minerals. Minerals are a lifeline for a war-torn country, no matter how much it can be piled up, even if imported from neighboring countries. So why is the Demon King a mortal enemy of human in the first place? That’s where the story begin.”
“… Before that, can I say something?”
Gordluff said that, he showed his presence at least.
“What do you want to say?”
“The territory of the Demon is endowed with abundant minerals, but demons are hindering its mining. The demon’s leader is the Demon King. In short, we always want your minerals. But if we send the army, the army will be destroyed instead. Because the more humans come, the demons that gather will increase exponentially. “
Gordluff told what the vice-general said earlier.
Keith spread his hands.
“So that’s why you send the hero instead. That’s our bloody history. Today I’ve come to change it.”
Keith grasped the bread on his hand.
“In short you are hungry. We’re hungry too. We are hungry for the agricultural country. With a lot of minerals to trade. Isn’t that good enough reason to make diplomatic relations? But our standing position will be in the same ground. The time to end the war is just around the corner … Diana. “
Diana took out a scroll.
When Aleira’s wand shone slightly, the scroll fly in the air, then fell to the hand of Margrave Gordluff.
“This is our proposal for the diplomatic relations.”
First, recognize the Demon Kingdom as a country.
Second, declare the official recognition of the Demon Kingdom to other countries.
Third, starte a trade of foods and minerals.
The trade rate was explained in the scroll.
Margrave Gordluff looked at the scroll, licking his lips
The scroll was handed from hand to hand and from minister to minister.
There was a list of minerals that Tristram wanted so bad.
After a secret talk between the ministers, everything was finally decided.
The king, who only said, “Demon King scary” the whole time, gave his approval.
“Okay … let’s accept your request. By agreement, the Tristram Kingdom has decided to recognize the Demon Kingdom as a country!”
When the substitute King Gordluff declared that, Keith said.
“… I want to talk a bit more about trade rates.”
“Then negotiations have begun.”
After the Demon Kingdom was officially recognized, the discussion went smoothly.
Probably because this was discussion of two countries, not human and the mortal enemy.
Nobles and ministers were still politicians.
“Now, this conference room would be unsuitable for the signing ceremony. We will prepare another place so please wait a moment. It was a sudden discussion after all.”
Keith nodded from the words of the minister.
As Aleira lifted her wand, the silver light covering the conference room disappeared.
The nobles and ministers sighed in relief.
Some ministers and nobles had left.
Among them was the hero party.
――Keith’s eyes met Mary.
TN: take that. Wahahaha. We reader and translator must feel the same pain together. Wahahaha. Wait tomorrow for part two while you suffer, wahahaha… J
Just kidding here.