I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 67
An emergency meeting was being held in a room of the Ninomaru (2nd) Palace in Zenki-village, Oni-castle.
Raiki sits on the upper seat, Shimu and Ran, the maid, sit side by side, Raiki on the left, and Uchikage and Tenda sit side by side, looking to the right.
I’m next to Raiki.
I don’t know how to describe the way they sit, but it’s a sitting position that I’ve often seen in historical dramas.
Isn’t the position of the military congress or open formal discussion like this too?
The air is tense, and the recently arrived Tenda and Shimu will feel that this is not just a meeting.
Breaking the silence for a while, Raiki opened his mouth.
“… Tenda, I have something to ask you.”
“What can I help you with?”
“… When you meet the slave traders. Did they said they came to receive some slave demons from this country. He said to move them all because we are sinners?”
“!? H-how did you know!”
“… Well …”
This line is the word that the slave trader who came earlier said to Raiki.
When Tenda heard that, he was surprised and leaned forward with his hands in front of him.
When I looked at Shimu, she was hiding her mouth with both hands.
Both of them may have heard this word “once”.
Tenda said that slave traders had visited the village before it was attacked.
And the slave trader said, “Because I use the demon as a slave, move them in.”
At that time, he told him in an easy-to-understand manner without any manner, but I think that the slave dealers who came to the village of Tenda just said what Raiki heard. ..
“… Did the slave traders who came to your village say the same thing to you?”
“Raiki-sama! If they were the slave trader who really attacked our village, they would definitely be attack here too! I wonder if we should devise countermeasures now!”
Shimu advised Raiki with a rare loud voice.
“Calm down, Shimu. They’re definitely going to attack, but there’s still time. Fortunately, there’s no notice from the watchmen. Even if they attack now, the other side will not be able to move yet. ”
“Milady, I understand your feelings, but please don’t be so impatient.”
“Ugh, my bad … I was a little upset. I’m sorry.”
She apologized obediently for being stopped by Raiki and Tenda.
However, it’s not like Shimu is unreasonable.
The two who came earlier were slave traders, and left this place after spitting out exactly the same lines that Tenda heard.
This information alone is not convincing, but the danger is relatively high enough.
As long as you don’t know when your opponent will attack, you have to take action as soon as possible.
If you lean on it, you will end up with the same ending as the village where Tenda were.
Raiki should know that, but … Raiki was very calm.
“… Tenda. How many days after the messenger came?”
“Yes. Three days later.”
“… Is the number of enemies a thousand?”
“… Then … the day after tomorrow is safe.”
……Hmm? What does that mean?
The other onis didn’t seem to understand what he meant, but Uchikage understood it.
“What do you mean by that?”
“… The nearest country from here is the Kingdom of Garrot. It’s about a day from there. If they send troops and take a rest, they can come here in two days. Let’s take a guess by having some troops of soldiers. I don’t know why they are attacking. But if they don’t have soldiers, we should have a little more time. If the soldiers attack in two days. It might be better to say that there is a tactician on their side … rather than a person who is in charge. And if it seems to be slower than that, it means the people of the Raven tribe joined them. ”
It’s true that they can come here in a day, but they can’t attack the castle with their bare feet.
No matter how clumsy you are, you’ll know that much.
They would take a day off somewhere and then attack the castle in perfect condition.
That’s why Raiki declared that day was definitely safe.
And it is possible to judge whether or not the soldiers were prepared in advance at the march speed.
Certainly, if they’re going to get soldiers after being turned down, it’s going to take longer to come here.
However, if they are prepared in advance, they can start attacking the castle within two days.
This means that there is a person who put the soldiers together and sent a messenger.
There is no doubt that at least there is someone who commands the enemy’s soldiers.
“Then … What are we going to do? Reiki-sama”
“Hmm. Probably the messenger was hiding somewhere. Their purpose is to monitor. It’s better to think that they will be notified if we are preparing for the war. If that’s the case, it’s going to be very annoying. So let’s spend the time like usual until tomorrow morning. And now, talk to all the people in the village. Tomorrow morning, let everyone go to the castle. And for the other villages. Tell them, “Because the enemies are attacking, get dressed and gather at the castle tomorrow morning. We are preparing for the battle, the number of enemies will increase, so move carefully.” ”
Does that mean the enemy is still nearby?
There is magic in this world.
It’s no wonder that there are communication-like magic tools and magic, so if our movement is revealed, it will be notified immediately.
However, why would it be troublesome if we were preparing for the war?
This is my expectation, but Raiki first says, “If they communicate with the country.”
This is because, in the absence of war, some countries, if the village is preparing for the war, the neighboring countries will regard that country or village as a dangerous place.
That would be a reason to attack and it would be easier for slave traders to acquire slaves.
In anticipation of that, Raiki would have taken measures as to why they are going to gather in the morning.
He just wants to see the reaction of the people who had the experience being attacked by slave trader.
“Oh, do you have any intention to let the word spread … Is it okay to let the people in the village know about this information? Maybe to raise their anxiety? The people in the village may make some rumors.”
“… Tenda. A lord who doesn’t believe in their villagers will not be trusted by the villagers either, no?”
Raiki glared at Tenda with a serious look.
Tenda seemed to notice Raiki’s words, and Tendea apologized for his words and apologized for being small minded.
“And, it’s because if we hide it, rumors will spread instead. On the contrary, if we don’t hide it, everyone will understand. Believe in yourself and the people of the village, our comrade.”
You said some good things, old man!
“Then, let’s take action immediately. The calm day is one day. Tell all the people about this until then! Let’s do this!”
After Raiki issued the command, the four people who were there immediately started to move.
First, They told the castle’s vassals about this, and then the vassals told the other castle’s vassals.
It kept going like this, and this was conveyed from the people in the castle to the people outter castle, and finally to the people outside the castle who were engaged in farming and lumberjacking.
We who were in the castle do not know such a thing, but it seems that the information was distributed to the people of Zenki-village earlier than we imagined.
The people may have been anxious, but they understood it because they told everything. No strange rumors flowed, and the people seemed to be carefully prepared to go unnoticed.
Meanwhile, Tenda was busy with another job.
Uchikage and the maid confirm the troops, the people, and the defense power.
They will also check all weapons such as swords, shields, bows and arrows.
He is busy securing the minimum space so that the people can siege in the castle.
Of course, the vassals were with us, but it seemed that there weren’t enough people.
However, it is not possible to increase the number of people.
This is because if the vassals and soldiers in the castle must not act alone, it may be too suspicious.
The act of putting a lot of people in the castle itself leads to the cause of being misunderstood.
So there is no choice but to do it with a small number of people.
The people of the village will be rushing in tomorrow.
Tenda continues to work with Raiki on how to arrange the soldiers.
This castle has various gimmicks and gates that are almost impregnable.
The more gates you have, the better, but it’s different for the more gimmicks.
The role of the gate seemed to play the role of a stalemate to ensure that the gimmick was activated.
That’s why we carefully check where to place our soldiers.
Even if the gate stuck, it is meaningless unless the mechanism is activated.
Tenda and Raiki were reluctant to devise a plan while resting.
Shimu is in the process of making troops with the princess.
Dried rice that can be used as food over time.
This is a portable food that can be easily eaten because it is originally eaten by soaking it in hot water to absorb water.
However, even with the troops in the castle, there was only one month’s worth of food to feed the people of the village.
And this dried rice … It takes time to make.
It has to be dried in the sun for two to five days.
Therefore, she decided to leave a week’s worth of rice and use all the other rice as dried rice.
She drew a little to the dried rice that filled the outside of the mansion.
A week’s worth of rice will be porridge and shared for rations.
After that, there is also miso and soy sauce.
All vegetables and fish that cannot be stored for a long time will be used up within a week.
Of course, not all rice can be made into dried rice by the end of the day, so when the people of the village come into the castle, they will help and continue to make it over the next few days.
The hardest part of this is probably the women who make food, not the confirmation of weapons or the continuation of strategy.
Thanks to the women, what we eat tomorrow is being made.
I have to thank them.
I can’t do much, but I can help them with water, so I filled all the wells in the castle with water.
Of course the food is important, but we need water too.
Water is so important that it is said that you can live for a week if you only drink water.
They shouldn’t be in trouble because there are so much water.
There are various people who work while getting sweaty, those who repeat the work that seems endlessly, those who memorize the terrain and confirm the instructions to be issued tomorrow, etc. Was there.
When I noticed, the sun was setting and everyone looked tired, but they didn’t stop.
Of course there was so e results, and it seemed that all the work was done before the date changed.
The relaxed young onis fell asleep to let go of their consciousness, but no one blamed them.
Everyone on the spot knew what they were doing so desperately.
After finishing tidying up, the onis went back to their bedroom and rested until the next day.
All we had to do was wait for the morning.
“… Well, this is the first time for me to fight like this. What is the reson for them to fight … I’m looking forward to it.”
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