Preparing to Investigate the Beastkin Tribe
To be honest, I wanted to decline.
The beastkin tribes trusted me.
It did not seem right to take advantage of that trust to gather information.
It was not as if we suspected any of them.
We suspected merchants and anyone else that may lurk around them.
However, it seemed unlikely that the beastkin would allow those they didn’t trust to get anywhere near them.
In other words, we were suspecting someone that the beastkin trusted.
“…I understand. I don’t want to do it, but I’ll try.”
“I am sorry.”
“No, it’s fine.”
If there really was someone suspicious around them, then we could not overlook them.
There was no one else better for the job. I had to do it.
“Everyone is doing what they have to do. And so shall I.”
It was the beastkin wolves and the Adventurers Guild that was dealing with the enemy base after the fight.
The privy council was also working hard in their investigation. As were the royal knights.
Philly was also busy with requests from the privy council.
All of the items that they could not examine were to be brought to her.
My apprentices, Milka and Luchila would help her.
I had to do what I could as well.
“It would be best not to tell Shia and Nia.”
“Yeah, they will worry about it. No one needs to know but me.”
Goran looked at me seriously.
“I’m sure you already know, but don’t tell Serulis about it. Got it?”
“…Yeah, I know.”
She was the last person in the world who should be told. She clearly could not keep a secret.
It wasn’t that she was lose tongued, but she started to act strange.
Lord Gerberga looked a little nervous.
He was shaking in my clothes.
It was as if he was worried that he would leak the information.
“You shouldn’t worry about it, Lord Gerberga.”
I petted him gently and he cooed.
Lord Gerberga couldn’t even talk, so there was no way to get information from him.
Grulf started to yawn.
When I looked towards him, he had a ‘are you done?’ expression as he started to lick me.
As he did so, I explained.
“No, we’re still talking.”
Grulf looked like he was bored. He stopped licking me and put his jaw on my knee.
“By the way, Eric. These beastkin wolves live in tribes that are separate from each other, right?”
“I believe so.”
“It would be easy enough to visit Shia’s tribe, but I would need an excuse to visit the others.”
“…That’s true. Let’s think of something.”
I had a bad feeling.
Whatever Eric would think of, it would probably be bad.
He would probably establish a whole new office or something.
“I’ll think of something. Don’t worry about it.”
“Really? You don’t have to be modest.”
“No, it’s really fine.”
I just had to give it some thought.