State of Emergency
“Three days!? We won’t even be able to form a decent hunting party in that amount of time! Is there no way to delay it!?”
The manager screamed after hearing the priest’s words.
It was not possible to gather the strongest Adventurers in the surrounding cities in just three days.
However, the priest replied in a quiet voice.
“According to this myth, the dragon grew in three days ‘after’ it was discovered. Perhaps if we found it at an earlier stage than in the book, we will have more time. …However, if the Blue Dragon of Delight is this mythical dragon, then it will not make any difference if it is 3 days or 1 year. No amount of human power will be enough to destroy it.”
“…Then how did they deal with the monster in the myth? If there are records, then someone must have survived?”
The manager said as he looked at the book.
In this world, they seriously debated about myths as if they had actually happened.
It was hard to imagine people at my old city office discussing ways they might defeat a dragon.
“In the myth, there is an ‘Emissery’ with the power of God that appears and defeats the dragon. …But the letters have faded, and so I can not read about how it was done.”
“…Indeed, if there was someone who was as powerful as God, it would be possible. The problem is, no such person exists in this world.”
The manager said as he thought about it.
However, there was really only one thing to do.
If it could destroy a continent in three days, there was no point in trying to run.
And there was no way we could kill it.
In that case, the only thing left to do was to pray to God.
That’s what I was thinking…but then the manager suddenly looked up with a bright expression as he shouted.
“…No. I know why the Blue Dragon of Delight appeared! It’s different from the myth!”
“Yes. It was 30 years ago now. The great church in the royal capital had gathered together 3,000 priests for a ritual. Now, wasn’t it a ritual to activate something 30 years later?”
“…Do you mean the spirit summoning? If that had succeeded, the divine spirit would have been summoned about 2 weeks ago. But clearly it was a failure. No such spirit has been summoned.”
Two weeks ago…that’s about the same day that I arrived.
Yes, it was possible that the dragon appeared at around the same time.
You could stay hidden in a forest of that size for 2 weeks.
“Is it possible the failure of the summoning resulted in the dragon appearing?”
“I don’t think so. A mythical dragon would not appear with only 3,000 priests calling it. Besides, I was there. Those runes could have only summoned a humanoid and nothing else.”
“I see. I was thinking that maybe this dragon was weaker than the mythological one. Since it had been summoned by just 3,000. But if it is a humanoid…”
“A weaker dragon would not be able to darken the sky. …Now, you must excuse me.”
The priest said as he got up from his chair.
“Hey, where are you going?”
“To the church. I must pray.”
The priest said as he left the room.
There was something oddly powerful about the way he moved in spite of his frame.
The manager watched him leave and then muttered.
“So there is nothing we can do but pray now…”
“Can we even trust that priest? Hardly anyone truly understands the mythical dragon or what the great church did. Why would such a man be in a small city like this?”
One of the young guild workers asked.
Indeed, this priest wouldn’t have a very high position within the church.
It seemed a little premature to just believe everything he said.
Or so I thought.
However… The manager replied gravely.