Planning the Attack on the Main Base
Grand Chamberlain Morris brought some very detailed maps of the surrounding area.
They were maps that the water dragons had made.
Serulis thanked him politely.
“Thank you. Now it will be easier to explain it.”
“No, please tell me if you require anything else.”
And then Shia and Serulis explained to us what they currently knew.
The vampires that attacked the water dragon settlement came and left from the west.
“We investigated with this in mind, and have a reason to believe that their base is in this area.”
“This wasn’t just our discovery. The warriors of the beastkin tribes worked hard as well.”
“You did a lot too, Serulis.”
Shia and Nia said. Serulis looked a little bashful.
The beastkin wolves had narrowed it down quite a bit.
“I am sure the report will reach Your Majesty by the official routes.”
“Indeed. But that may take some time.”
“Yes, that is why we were sent on ahead.”
Eric was also receiving information from the beastkin wolves.
However, there was a bit of a time-lag that could not be helped.
And so Shia and the others made up for that.
Eric looked at the map and then said,
“So they narrowed it down… It might be a good idea to attack it in full force then.”
“Please wait. There is a possibility that this information itself is just a feint.”
Shia said with a troubled expression.
“It is almost unthinkable that the beastkin tribes could be deceived, especially by vampires.
Vampire illusions and Charm didn’t work on them.
That was why Kathe doubted it.
“Kathe. Thank you. However, it is not the case.”
“I think the main base must be somewhere around here.”
“I see. So they are waiting for us to move away from the water dragon settlement then.”
“Yes, I think you are right, Mister Locke.”
Their position had been exposed.
It would be difficult to move or it would take too much time.
In that case, it would make sense for them to just use it as part of their strategy.
If we did go and attack the base of the dark ones, that would mean there would be fewer of us to defend the settlement.
They would be able to do a lot more damage then.
“We cannot allow the defense of the settlement to be weakened.”
After all, their purpose was to make the water dragons a living sacrifice to gather curses.
Destroying their base wouldn’t mean much if they were able to summon their Evil God.
“…That is true.”
Dorgo thought for a while.
“We could bring some teleportation circles with us?”
“Is that possible?”
“Yes. You just need to carve it into something that is portable.”
Serulis questioned him.
“Now that I think of it, they once used a plate as a means of teleporting into the royal palace.”
It had happened when we went to the palace in order to protect Lord Gerberga.
A maid had brought the plate into the room, and the princesses were almost attacked.
“But plates break easily, so it should be something different.”
“A shield should be good. However, neither I nor Goran use shields.”
“That’s true. But I think a shield would suit you, Eric. I use a greatsword, after all.”
“Hmm. You may be right.”
The most important thing was that the enemy did not use it.
And so it was best for someone that was strong to hold and protect it.
That meant Eric or Goran.