I actually did care.
And Sanfaris’s reaction would differ greatly between ‘Lord’ and ‘Emperor.’
However, it wouldn’t change my relationship with the people here. And regardless, I had decided to protect them, and that’s all that mattered.
“More importantly… While Leila and her crew are friendly towards monsters, they still have very different customs. So it might be difficult for you all to adapt…”
“I don’t think it will be so hard. I’ve spoken with Miss Leila. They abandoned their old life in order to come here. She said they would do things our way.”
Rienna paused before continuing.
“But… I do think we should also try to accommodate them as well. That’s what makes this island so wonderful!”
…Of course, if it was really that easy, then it would have happened a long time ago on the continent.
Still, surely it was possible for them to coexist on this island… There would be no reason to fight if this land was rich.
And that’s why I had to go to the caves.
“Alright, I have to go now, Rienna.”
“Yes, please be safe! Today, I’m going to make some gratin with milk!”
“Oh, I’ll be looking forward to it! Yes, I feel more motivated now.”
And so with my pickaxe in hand, I entered the cave while whistling.
Aside from me, Taran, Fule, and Shiel would also go to the underground city. Also Number 15, and the strategist on its head, Aries.
Mappa and the others were busy making a new railroad, so they weren’t with us today.
We were going as a sort of advanced scouting team.
But then again, Mappa always seemed to show up out of nowhere…
“Alright, let’s go.”
I said, and everyone raised their hand.
Aries and Number 15 took the lead as we walked.
“This path just goes straight down. And then we’ll come out into an open area!”
Just as Aries said, we reached it in just a few minutes.
We raised our heads as soon as we stepped out.
“So this…is the underground city.”
There was a huge city that was filled with great stone buildings.